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Electricity: measuring and testing

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09/18/2014 > 149 patent applications in 76 patent subcategories.

20140266148 - Coin-level determination system for coin box: A system for detecting the level of coins in a coin box of a vending machine includes a voltage output circuit, a coin detecting circuit, and an indication circuit. The voltage output circuit receives a DC voltage, and provides a stable reference voltage. The coin detecting circuit receives the stable... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (wuhan) Co., Ltd.

20140266149 - Cover-testing fixture for radio frequency sensitive devices: A method for determining variations in the metallic content of a cover of a mobile communications device at different locations simultaneously includes configuring a radio frequency signal generator to generate a standing wave along a transmission line including a first conductor formed from a thin conductive film on a first... Agent: Motorola Mobility LLC

20140266150 - Methods of and apparatus for measuring metal cleanliness: Methods and apparatus for measuring the cleanliness of molten metals. Direct current is passed between electrodes through molten metal advancing through a passage in an electrically resistive wall. A voltage signal is analyzed for the presence of solid generally non-metallic inclusions in the metal. Direct current is supplied by one... Agent: Novelis Inc.

20140266147 - System and apparatus for nanopore sequencing: A piezoelectric substrate having a nanopore opening that separates two reservoirs of conductive fluid may provide for sensitive biological measurements by allowing control of the size of the nanopore according to piezoelectric stimulation of the substrate. Multiple embodiments are provided of monolithic piezoelectric substrates and nanopores for this purpose as... Agent: Wisconsin Alumini Research Foundation

20140266151 - High voltage interrogator plug with external grounding: An interrogator plug for interfacing with the output socket of a pulsed power system to provide external leads engagable by a volt measurement device. The interrogator plug is sized to replicate a conventional plug such that the interrogator plug can be inserted into the output plug. The interrogator plug has... Agent:

20140266152 - On-chip eye diagram capture: An eye diagram capture device includes a delay line arranged to receive a digital signal and output time delayed version of the digital signal. An edge detection circuit is arranged to receive the digital signal and the time delayed version of the digital signal, the edge detection circuit operating to... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

20140266153 - Arbitration device, arbitration method, and computer program product: An arbitration device comprises a determining unit that determines priority of each of a plurality of electrical devices according to at least either a position or an action status of a person present in a target area for control; and a calculating unit that calculates electrical power to be allotted... Agent:

20140266154 - Systems and methods for storing energy usage data based on temperature: A system includes a utility meter. The utility meter includes a sensor configured to detect a utility usage, a processor configured to determine an ambient temperature of the utility meter, and a memory configured to store a data collection system. The data collection system is configured to be utilized by... Agent:

20140266155 - Digital multi-meter: A multi-meter including a current input, a common input, a display, a first current measurement circuit, a second current measurement circuit, and a controller. The controller includes a first input and a second input. The controller operable to receive a first voltage from the first current measurement circuit at the... Agent: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation

20140266156 - Aircraft wheel speed sensor: In some aspects of what is described herein, an aircraft wheel speed sensor system includes a pair of conductors coupled between an electro-mechanical system and a control system. The control system is configured to apply a carrier voltage signal to the pair of conductors and to detect a modulated current... Agent: Woodward, Inc.

20140266160 - Methods of determining performance information for individuals and sports objects: Methods for determining performance information for an object located within an area include obtaining magnetic field information for the area, measuring first magnetic field data when the object is located at a first position within the area, and determining performance information for the object within the area based on the... Agent:

20140266162 - Position sensor with improved signal to noise ratio: A magnetostrictive position sensor achieves an improved signal to noise ratio by implementing several electronic control features, including: enclosing a waveguide within an approximately tubular return conductor, adjusting the energy of an interrogation pulse and then clamping the waveguide, tracking the peak voltage of a sensed signal, cutting off the... Agent:

20140266161 - Systems and methods for magnetostrictive sensing: Magnetostrictive sensing systems and methods are disclosed. One such system comprises a magnetostrictive wire having first and second ends. A magnet is movable along a length of the magnetostrictive wire. An excitation device is operable to apply an electrical excitation signal to the magnetostrictive wire. A torsional motion sensor is... Agent: Ametek

20140266163 - Systems and methods for rapid detection of rotation direction: Embodiments relate to sensor systems and methods for rapidly detecting a direction of rotation. In one embodiment, a sensor system is configured to identify positive and negative peaks of both speed and direction signals and to evaluate a sequential order of the peaks. A direction of rotation can be identified... Agent:

20140266164 - Systems and methods for position tracking using magnetoquasistatic fields: Embodiments of the invention broadly contemplate systems, methods, apparatuses and program products that provide position tracking using a simple, low frequency oscillator that is attached to an object to be tracked, and one or more receiving stations that are placed around the area in which the object moves. Embodiments of... Agent: Carnegie Mellon Univeristy

20140266165 - Tooth sensing: A rotational position sensing device includes at least one sensor positioned adjacent a rotating component configured to rotate about an axis of rotation. At least one magnet is positioned at the rotating component such that a magnetic field of the at least one magnet affects the sensor and magnetizes a... Agent: Tiax LLC

20140266166 - Two-dimensional inductive position sensing system: A two-dimensional inductive position sensing system uses four drive inductors arranged at the vertices of a parallelogram and a sensing inductor positioned within the parallelogram. The sensing inductor is movable within the parallelogram and relative to the drive inductors. A first oscillating current at a first frequency is supplied to... Agent: Usa As Represented By The Administrator Of The National Aeronautics And Space Administration

20140266159 - High temperature hall sensor for magnetic position sensing: A position sensor comprises a group III-nitride Hall effect sensor arranged to measure magnetic field from a magnet wherein the group III-nitride Hall effect sensor and the magnet are arranged to move relative to one another in response to movement of an element whose motion is to be monitored. The... Agent:

20140266158 - Magnetic angle position sensor: In an embodiment, a method may be used to measure a plurality of positions associated with a plurality of magnets based on, for example, a magnetic angle of the magnets. The method may include various acts that may involve, for example, measuring magnetic field components associated with the plurality of... Agent:

20140266157 - Position measurement using angled collectors: A magnetically-based position sensor. The sensor includes a magnet, a first collector, a second collector, and a magnetic sensing element. The magnet has at least two poles, and moves along a path. The first collector has a first end and a second end and is configured to collect a magnetic... Agent: Bourns, Inc.

20140266167 - Position sensor attachment band: A position sensor attachment band configured to secure a position sensor on an outer periphery of the cylinder tube includes a thin plate band, the thin plate band has one or more projections that project from the inner peripheral surface of the thin plate band which are disposed at least... Agent: Smc Corporation

20140266168 - Rotary connector with sensor assembled thereto: A steering angle sensor (3) includes: a sensor housing (40) that is fixable to a stator (11); idler gears (47) configured to be meshed with a drive gear (30) and rotated by the drive gear (30); a rotatable member (43) configured to be engaged with a sleeve (20) and rotated... Agent: Furukawa Automotive Systems Inc.

20140266169 - Synthetic rope, fiber optic cable and method for non-destructive testing thereof: A non-destructive test method for evaluating a synthetic rope made of strength member elements includes: treating at least one strength member element to be detectable by a magnetic NDT device, incorporating the at least one treated strength member element into the rope, scanning the synthetic rope with the magnetic NDT... Agent: Whitehill Manufacturing Corporation

20140266170 - Magnetometer using magnetic materials on accelerometer: A MEMS device including a first proof mass, a first magnetized magnetic material disposed partially on a surface of the first proof mass, a first spring anchored to a substrate to support the first proof mass, and a first sensing element coupled to the first proof mass and operable to... Agent: Invensense, Inc.

20140266172 - Apparatus for magnetic particle imaging: An apparatus for magnetic particle imaging, the apparatus comprising: a sensing unit configured to detect linear sample signals, which represent the mixed electromagnetic fields, generated from magnetic particles in a sample; a driving unit configured to move the sensing unit in a direction of X-axis, Y-axis, or Z-axis; and a... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140266171 - Electricity meter having multiple hall devices: Disclosed is a metrology assembly that utilizes a multi-Hall effect device configuration which eliminates the necessity of a magnetic concentrator. In some embodiments, the metrology assembly includes a substrate or support platform configured to support at least two Hall effect devices per phase of an electricity meter. The metrology assembly... Agent: Itron, Inc.

20140266173 - Inspection device and method for inspecting physical properties of a steel ball by using eddy current: An inspection device and method are capable of inspecting physical properties of a steel ball quickly and precisely by using eddy current. The inspection device includes an inspection passage and an inspector has a plurality of probes located in the inspection passage. Each of the probes can produce a specific... Agent:

20140266174 - Magnetic detector: A probe for detecting magnetic particles. In one embodiment, the probe includes: a cylindrical probe core having a first end and a second end, the cylindrical probe core defining two channels for containing coils of wire, one of the channels being adjacent the first end of the cylindrical probe core;... Agent:

20140266175 - Magnetic detector: A probe and method for detecting magnetic particles. In one embodiment, the probe includes a probe core having a first end and a second end, the probe core defining two regions for containing coils of wire, one of the regions being adjacent the first end of the cylindrical probe core;... Agent:

20140266178 - Current sensor: A current sensor includes a conductive element, and at least two magnetic field sensors arranged on the conductive element and configured to sense a magnetic field generated by a current through the conductive element, wherein the at least two magnetic field sensors are arranged on opposite sides of a line... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20140266176 - Magnetic field sensor and associated method that can store a measured threshold value in a memory device during a time when the magnetic field sensor is powered off: A magnetic field sensor includes a comparator detector for which a measured threshold value is stored prior to power down and recalled upon power up for use by the comparator detector. A corresponding method is associated with the magnetic field sensor.... Agent: Allegro Microsystems, LLC

20140266179 - Magnetic-field sensor: An embodiment of a magnetic-field sensor includes a magnetic-field sensor arrangement and a magnetic body which has, for example, a non-convex cross-sectional area with regard to a cross-sectional plane running through the magnetic body, the magnetic body having an inhomogeneous magnetization.... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20140266177 - Magnetometer sampling to determine an electric power parameter: A method of analyzing an alternating electrical current includes polling a magnetometer at a constant sampling frequency to generate a plurality of magnetic field strength readings. The polling occurs over a plurality of cycles of the alternating electrical current. A time stamp is then assigned to each of the plurality... Agent: Vectorform, LLC

20140266183 - Magnetic sensor: A magnetic sensor of the present invention includes a Hall-effect sensor configured to detect magnetism and an IC being configured to drive the Hall-effect sensor and perform signal processing therefor and having two or more metal interconnection layers. The Hall-effect sensor and the IC are electrically connected to each other... Agent: Asahi Kasei Microdevices Corporation

20140266181 - Methods and apparatus for magnetic sensor having an externally accessible coil: Methods and apparatus for magnetic field sensor having a sensing element, an analog circuit path coupled to the sensing element for generating an output voltage in response to a magnetic field applied to the sensing element, and a coil in proximity to the sensing element, the coil having a first... Agent: Allegro Microsystems, Inc.

20140266180 - Sensors, systems and methods for residual current detection: Embodiments relate to sensor systems and methods for detecting residual currents. In embodiments, a sensor comprises a magnetic core and a plurality of conductors passing through an aperture of the core. The magnetic core comprises a gap in the core itself, and a magnetic field sensor is arranged proximate to... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20140266182 - Vertical hall effect sensor with offset reduction: A vertical Hall Effect sensor assembly in one embodiment includes a first sensor with a first doped substrate, a first doped well, the first doped well having a doping opposite to the first doped substrate, a first endmost inner contact accessible at a first surface of the first sensor and... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140266185 - Magnetic field sensing apparatus and methods: Magnetic field sensor designs that provide both increased directionality and proximate coupling desirable for improved directionality and sensitivity and methods for fabricating them.... Agent:

20140266187 - Magnetic sensor utilizing magnetization reset for sense axis selection: This document discusses, among other things, a first magnetic sensor configured to sense first and second components of a magnetic field in respective, orthogonal directions, using first, second, third, and fourth sense elements, each on an angled surface sloped with respect to a surface, each including respective first, second, third,... Agent:

20140266186 - Magnetic tunnel junction sensors and methods for using the same: Provided are magnetic sensors, which include a magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) magnetoresistive element, a first electrode contacting at least a portion of a surface of the MTJ magnetoresistive element and extending beyond an edge of the surface of the MTJ magnetoresistive element, and a second electrode contacting at least a... Agent:

20140266184 - Planarized three-dimensional (3d) magnetic sensor chip: A planarized 3-dimensional magnetic sensor chip includes a first magnetic sensing device, a second magnetic sensing device, a third magnetic sensing device and a magnetic flux bending concentrating structure on a circuit chip substrate, wherein the first magnetic sensing device and the second magnetic sensing device are used to measure... Agent:

20140266188 - Nuclear magnetic flowmeter: A nuclear magnetic flowmeter is disclosed. The nuclear magnetic flowmeter includes a magnetization device located around a straight measuring tube for producing a magnetic field in a medium. The flowmeter also includes a gradient coil that produces a gradient in the field. The flowmeter further includes a signal coil that... Agent: Krohne Ag

20140266189 - Rf shield for use in a magnetic resonance system: An RF active device, immersed in liquid medium, for use in a magnetic resonance system is provided with an RF shield formed of electrically conductive material and having an interior cavity configured to receive the RF active device therein. The RF shield substantially precludes coupling between the active device, and... Agent:

20140266190 - System and methods for providing magnetic resonance imaging data for an image reconstruction: The embodiments relate to an image reconstruction to be carried out on a base unit of a MRI system, where data is formed by reception signals obtained by a local coil unit. Provisions are made for an alternating magnetic field, modulated in accordance with a reference clock, the alternating magnetic... Agent:

20140266191 - Distortion-free magnetic resonance imaging near metallic implants: A method for 3D magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with slice-direction distortion correction is provided. One or more selective cross-sections with a thickness along a first axis are excited using a RF pulse with a bandwidth, wherein a selective cross-section is either a selective slice or selective slab. A refocusing pulse... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

20140266196 - High-throughput sorting of small objects via oil and/or moisture content using low-field nuclear magnetic resonance: The current disclosure describes an automated high-throughput small object sorting system for separating small object via oil and/or moisture content using novel nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) systems and methods. The disclosed systems and methods for measuring the oil and/or moisture content of a single small object in a low-field time... Agent: Monsanto Technology LLC

20140266200 - Localised one-dimensional magnetic resonance spatial-frequency spectroscopy: A method of assessing a spatial frequency distribution within a sample comprising subjecting the sample to magnetic resonance excitation, receiving an echo signal from the sample while the sample is subjected to a magnetic field gradient, applying an invertible linear transform to the echo signal, identifying a region of interest... Agent: Acuitas Medical Limited

20140266201 - Magnetic field probe for mri with a fluoroelastomer or a solution of a fluorine-containing compound: A method of measuring a magnetic field within a magnetic resonance imaging system (300) comprising a magnet (304) with an imaging zone (308) and a radio-frequency transceiver (316). The magnetic resonance imaging system further comprises a magnetic field probe (322) located within the imaging zone. The magnetic field probe comprises... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140266195 - Method and apparatus for magnetic resonance imaging: The method and system for correcting motion-induced phase errors in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) use a phase shift of the non-phase encoded reference echo-signal accumulated during the diffusion-weighting in order to characterize bulk motion and tissue deformation and to compensate their effect for correcting the diffusion/perfusion-weighted image. The sequences unbalanced... Agent:

20140266194 - Method and apparatus for measuring physico-chemical properties using a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer: Methods for measuring physico-chemical properties using a nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer are disclosed, including methods to determine an initial amount of a substance, usually a liquid, contained inside a porous material and an initial amount of the substance, usually a liquid, present outside the porous material, methods to measure the... Agent:

20140266198 - Method and apparatus for the measurement, characterization and correction of geometric distortions in magnetic resonance imaging: Various embodiments are described herein for an apparatus and a method for measuring and characterizing geometric distortions for a region of interest in images obtained using magnetic resonance. The method comprises deriving a computed set of 3D distortion vectors for a set of points within a region of interest covered... Agent:

20140266199 - Nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) fingerprinting: Apparatus, methods, and other embodiments associated with NMR fingerprinting are described. One example NMR apparatus includes an NMR logic configured to repetitively and variably sample a (k, t, E) space associated with an object to acquire a set of NMR signals. Members of the set of NMR signals are associated... Agent: Case Western Reserve University

20140266192 - System and method for combined chemical species separation and high resolution r2* mapping with magnetic resonance imaging: Described here is a system and method for estimating apparent transverse relaxation rate, R2*, while simultaneously performing chemical species separation (e.g., water-fat separation) using magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”). A homodyne reconstruction of k-space datasets acquired using a partial k-space acquisition is used and the chemical species separation of the resultant... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

20140266193 - System and method for vastly undersampled isotropic projection reconstruction with inversion recovery: Described here are a system and method for obtaining a time series of images that depict a subject using an inversion recovery (“IR”) pulse sequence with a unique data acquisition scheme that allows for the retrospective identification of an image having an optimal tissue contrast. Data acquisition is performed using... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

20140266197 - Techniques, systems and machine readable programs for magnetic resonance: The present disclosure provides various methods and systems for performing magnetic resonance studies. In accordance with many embodiments, image or other information of interest is derived from super radiant pulses.... Agent: Millikelvin Technologies LLC

20140266202 - Magnetic resonance apparatus for fast and reliable detection and recognition of minute quantities of specific substances: Detection and recognition of taggant substances having predefined zero external field magnetic resonance signatures. An object comprising taggant substance(s) is irradiated with a sequence of specific excitation pulses of electromagnetic radiation within a predetermined time and frequency scanning pattern, responsive nuclear spin echo signals are received from the object with... Agent:

20140266204 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and medical image diagnosis apparatus: A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus according to the present embodiments comprises a gantry device, a front light source and an exterior casing of the gantry device. The gantry device has a bore serving as a space where a magnetic resonance image is captured, with the gantry device being configured to... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20140266203 - Mri safety device means and methods thereof: A magnetic shielding mechanism for preventing penetration of metallic objects through an aperture, towards the open bore of an magnetic resonance imaging device, where the magnetic field is maximized. The magnetic resonance imaging device produces a fringing magnetic field that decreases with increasing distance (L) from the aperture. The mechanism... Agent:

20140266209 - Detection processing for nqr system: A system that uses the nuclear quadrupole resonant effect to detect the presence of materials of interest, such as may be excited by radio frequency fields generated within a portal. Transmitted chirp signals may be processed using matching filtering and other signal processing to accurately detect the presence of such... Agent: Ami Research & Development, LLC

20140266207 - Electrical lead assemblies for mri-compatible medical devices and mri-compatible medical devices incorporating same: An elongate electrical lead assembly that reduces localized heating due to MR scanner-induced currents includes a first elongate electrical lead having a series of alternating single layer coil sections and multi-layer coil sections, a second elongate electrical lead having a series of alternating single layer coil sections and multi-layer coil... Agent: Mri Interventions, Inc.

20140266205 - Intra-body medical devices for use in mri environments: An MRI-compatible intrabody device includes an elongated flexible shaft having a distal end portion, an opposite proximal end portion, an electrical connector interface configured to be in electrical communication with an MRI scanner, and a tracking coil assembly adjacent the shaft distal end portion. The tracking coil assembly includes a... Agent: Mri Interventions, Inc.

20140266206 - Radio frequency transmit coil for magnetic resonance imaging system: A radio frequency coil is disclosed that is suitable for use with a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus. The radio frequency coil comprises first and second conductive loops connected electrically to each other by a plurality of conductive rungs. The conductive rungs each include a section that is relatively thin that... Agent: Viewray, Incorporated

20140266208 - Systems and methods for linear accelerator radiotherapy with magnetic resonance imaging: Systems and methods for the delivery of linear accelerator radiotherapy in conjunction with magnetic resonance imaging in which components of a linear accelerator may be placed in shielding containers around a gantry, may be connected with RF waveguides, and may employ various systems and methods for magnetic and radio frequency... Agent: Viewray, Incorporated

20140266210 - Apparatus and methods of communication with wellbore equipment: Apparatus and methods for acquiring data in a wellbore containing three or more casing or tubing strings through the use of inductive couplers to transmit power and signal through one or more fluid filled annular spaces and one or more casing or tubular elements.... Agent: Sensor Developments As

20140266211 - Method and apparatus for passive detection of near-surface human-scale underground anomalies using earth field measurements: Methods and apparatus are provided for passively detecting the presence of near-surface human-scale underground anomalies using earth field measurements. A sensor is used to measure at least one electric or magnetic component of the Earth's electromagnetic field at a frequency of 5 kHz or greater in proximity to the Earth's... Agent:

20140266212 - Multi-frequency boring tool locating system and method: Arrangements, apparatus and associated methods are described for use in a multi-frequency boring tool locating system. The boring tool includes a transmitter for transmitting a locating signal at two or more selectable frequencies. One set of above ground procedures may be applied to the transmitter in order to change the... Agent: Merlin Technology Inc.

20140266213 - Omni-inducer transmitting devices and methods: Omnidirectional electromagnetic signal inducer (omni-inducer) devices are disclosed. The omni-inducer device may include a housing, which may include a conductive base for coupling signals to ground, and an omnidirectional antenna node including a plurality of antenna coil assemblies, where the node may be disposed on or within the housing. The... Agent: Seescan, Inc.

20140266214 - Method and system for monitoring subsurface injection processes using a borehole electromagnetic source: A method and a system for providing electromagnetic measurement in a rock formation are provided. The system includes a borehole casing having a plurality of casing segments. At least two casing segments of the plurality of casing segments are electrically isolated from each other. The system further includes an electromagnetic... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.

20140266216 - Method and system for suppressing swell-induced electromagnetic noise: Disclosed are methods and systems for suppression of noise in electromagnetic surveying that includes stacking two or more frames of electromagnetic data. An example embodiment discloses a method for suppressing swell-induced noise in an electromagnetic survey, comprising: measuring an electromagnetic field parameter at one or more positions to provide an... Agent:

20140266215 - Systems and methods for measuring water properties in electromagnetic marine surveys: Systems and methods for measuring water properties during a marine survey are disclosed. While electromagnetic-field (“EM-field”) receivers located along streamers towed by a survey vessel measure surrounding EM fields, horizontal conductivity profiles of a body of water located above a subterranean formation are also measured. By inputting a substantially continuous,... Agent: Pgs Geophysical As

20140266218 - Circuit arrangement for short-circuit detection in diodes, lighting arrangement and method therefor: In one embodiment, a circuit arrangement for short-circuit detection in diodes comprises a first terminal (1a,b) for connection to a voltage source (PS), a second terminal (2a, 2b) for connection to a first current sink (CS1) and a third terminal (3) for supplying a potential signal (S1), wherein a first... Agent: Ams Ag

20140266217 - Method and system for detecting led short circuit in led strings or detecting matching among led strings: This specification relates to a method and a system for detecting light emitting diode (LED) short circuit in a plurality of LED strings or detecting matching among the plurality of LED strings, wherein one end of each of the plurality of LED strings is connected to a same output end... Agent: Iwatt Integrated Circuits Technology (tianjin) Limited

20140266219 - Detecting electrolyte meniscus in electroplating processors: A detection fixture is provided with a processor for electroplating a substrate such as a semiconductor wafer, to detect the level of electrolyte in a bowl of the processor. The detected electrolyte level is used in controlling entry of the substrate into the electrolyte, to achieve desired electrolyte wetting characteristics.... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.

20140266220 - Detection of electroplating bath contamination: A method for detecting contamination of a bath of electrolyte in an electroplating processor is performed by preparing a baseline plot using chronopotentiometry of a baseline sample of electrolyte having substantially the same chemical composition as the initial clean bath of the processor. A sample of the presently existing plating... Agent:

20140266225 - Current clamp with jaw closure detection: A current clamp has a pair of jaws that are placed around an electrical conductor to measure a parameter (a measurable quantity or distinguishing or notable characteristic) corresponding to the electrical conductor.... Agent:

20140266223 - Estimating coolant conductivity in a multi-voltage fuel cell system: A coolant conductivity method and apparatus used to determine when a coolant, circulating through a vehicle's coolant system, starts to conduct electrical current and loses its electrical isolation properties. The system includes a battery monitor controller senses one or more isolation resistances placed throughout a fuel cell system and is... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140266221 - Method and system for determining a battery element voltage: A method for estimating the voltage of a battery element of a vehicle battery system is provided. The method comprises providing a balancing/sensing circuit having a series combination of a balancing switch and a balancing resistive element electrically connected in parallel with the battery element, and measuring the voltage across... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140266222 - Method and system for estimating voltage of a battery element: A method for estimating the voltage of a battery element of a battery system is provided. In one embodiment, the method comprises providing a balancing/sensing circuit having a series combination of a balancing switch and a balancing resistive element electrically connected in parallel with the battery element, and measuring the... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140266224 - System and method for improved accuracy in battery resistance measurement systems: A method is disclosed for reducing an influence of voltage ripple on battery test measurements of battery cells coupled in series that form a direct current (DC) bus. A calibration operation is used to obtain a ratiometric difference between first and second series connected battery cells of the DC bus,... Agent:

20140266227 - Fractional depletion estimation for battery condition metrics: Evaluation of a battery state comprises transforming a time based history of the load on the battery into a spectral representation of that history in a load domain, e.g., the current domain. The method also comprises comparing the spectral representation to an expected battery capability for the load represented by... Agent: Crown Equipment Corporation

20140266226 - Methods and systems for warning users of a degraded backup capacity in battery plants: A method of warning a user when a reserve time of a battery plant in a system is substantially degraded is disclosed. The method includes determining a baseline capacity for the battery plant by estimating the reserve time of the battery plant while the battery plant is installed in the... Agent: Emerson Network Power, Energy Systems, North America, Inc.

20140266228 - Active measurement of battery equivalent series resistance: A circuit for measuring the equivalent series resistance (ESR) of a battery includes taking measurements of battery current and battery voltage. A controller may control the taking of the measurements. A load generator may be activated to produce a current pulse to the battery to provide an explicit current transient... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140266230 - Battery electrolyte level monitor: Improvements to industrial battery monitoring devices include improved circuitry to make the device polarity insensitive and to allow it to operate over a wide range of battery voltages.... Agent: Philadelphia Scientific LLC

20140266229 - System and methods for detection of internal shorts in batteries: A method for short detection in a battery pack, the battery pack including a plurality of cells, the method including: connecting a short detection module to the battery pack; determining by the short detection module that the battery pack is at rest; and selecting a first cell in the battery... Agent: Tiax LLC

20140266231 - Ionized gas detector and ionized gas detecting method: An ionized gas detector includes at least a pair of ion detecting electrodes that detect ions of the ionized measuring-subject gas, an electrode-voltage applying unit that applies a given voltage to the ion detecting electrodes, the electrode-voltage applying unit being configured to be capable of reversing its voltage polarity, a... Agent: Tokyo Metropolitan Industries Technology Research Institute

20140266233 - Dc high potential insulation breakdown test system and method: Test system and method comprise a controller, which can be microprocessor derived and include operating system for programmability, to control low voltage signals and feedback for managing the test system. High potential test system can include an amplifier comprising solid-state and/or passive components amplifying lower voltage signal to produce higher... Agent: Hubbell Incorporated

20140266236 - Earthed connection detection: A mechanism is described for determining whether or not a ground connection is properly earthed by determining whether or not a potential difference exists between a voltage measuring point and a ground connection. A first capacitor is connected between the ground connection and a first power line and a first... Agent:

20140266234 - Grounding detection device and method: There is provided a grounding detection device and method. The grounding detection device may include an insulation tester and a grounding resistance providing unit. The insulation tester may be mounted in a first cabinet, electrically connected to a positive busbar and a negative busbar to detect an equivalent busbar-to-ground resistance,... Agent: Emerson Network Power Co., Ltd.

20140266235 - Medical devices and methods for treatment of hypertension that utilize impedance compensation: Medical devices and methods for making and using the same are disclosed. An example medical device may include a control unit for determining an electrical leakage between a first electrode pad and a second electrode pad of an in vivo medical device. The first electrode pad may be spaced from... Agent: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.

20140266232 - Method and apparatus for monitoring ion lens connections: This technology is directed to a method and apparatus for monitoring or testing defects associated with an ion lens connected within a mass spectrometer. In some implementations, the testing mechanism monitors a connection of one or more ion lenses configured in the mass spectrometer to determine if voltage is effectively... Agent:

20140266237 - Dynamic real time transmission line monitor and method of monitoring a transmission line using the same: A dynamic real time transmission line monitor, a dynamic real time transmission line monitoring system, and a method of dynamic real time transmission line monitoring. A dynamic real time transmission line monitor includes a housing installable on a transmission line, the housing including a base portion, and a cover portion... Agent: Lindsey Manufacturing Company

20140266238 - Systems and methods for implementing s/sstdr measurements: Systems and methods which utilize spread spectrum sensing on live circuits to obtain information regarding a circuit under test are provided. In some embodiments S/SSTDR testing may be utilized to obtain R, L, C and Z measurements from circuit components. In yet further embodiments, these measurements may be utilized to... Agent: The University Of Utah Research Foundation

20140266241 - Apparatus to verify an electrically safe work condition: An apparatus for electrical safety is disclosed. A system and an alternate apparatus also perform the functions of the apparatus. The apparatus includes a test point accessible from an exterior of an enclosure while the enclosure is in a closed state. The enclosure houses one or more electrical components and... Agent: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.

20140266239 - Diagnosable slide switch: A seatbelt restraint system includes a seatbelt buckle housing having a printed circuit board, a slider, and an ejector. The printed circuit board includes a circuit where the output signal can be altered in response to translation of the ejector and the slider. A predetermined voltage can be applied to... Agent: Autoliv Asp, Inc.

20140266243 - Power leveling of a system under test: Power leveling a system under test (SUT). An input signal is provided at an initial power level to the SUT. Multiple iterations are performed, each including measuring, over a specified measuring interval, power of a signal produced by the SUT in response to the input signal, and dynamically adjusting the... Agent: National Instruments Corporation

20140266242 - Screening methodology to eliminate wire sweep in bond and assembly module packaging: Quality control testing for a batch of electronic modules. A series of tests are performed on manufactured electronic modules, including tests sensitive to the failure rate of previously tested modules. Specifically, a first test comprised of two phases is performed on the module batch. Further screening is then performed responsive... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140266240 - Systems and methods for energy harvesting and current and voltage measurements: A harvesting and measurement device is operable in at least a normal operation mode, a demand measurement mode, and a fault measurement mode. In the normal operation mode, the device is able to harvest energy from an associated power line and monitor current and voltage conditions through a lower power... Agent: Cooper Technologies Company

20140266244 - Systems and methods for real-time monitoring of displays during inspection: Described are techniques for maintaining reliable and reproducible conditions for panel inspection, i.e. pixel and line defect detection, while at the same time preventing large-scale panel damage. One implementation involves an apparatus for identifying a defect in an electronic circuit incorporating a circuit driving module configured to apply an electrical... Agent: Photon Dynamics Inc.

20140266245 - Apparatus and method for insulation testing of an electrical supply network: An apparatus embodiment comprises a voltage source, a measuring device, a controller, and at least two connecting elements. The connecting elements connect to an electrical supply network comprising at least a phase conductor and a neutral conductor. The voltage source applies at least a first voltage and a second voltage... Agent: Fluke Duetschland Gmbh

20140266246 - Mcu-based compensation and calibration for mems devices: A sensor system includes a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor, a processor, measurement circuitry, stimulus circuitry and memory. The MEMS sensor is configured to provide an output responsive to physical displacement within the MEMS sensor to the measurement circuitry. The stimulus circuitry is configured to provide a stimulus signal to the... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

20140266247 - Test pattern membrane and method for testing capacitive sensors: A test pattern membrane test method uses a test pattern membrane to test the capacitive sensors of a device. The device is placed in the test fixture. The capacitive sensors are read without the test pattern membrane, storing as a set of baseline measurements. The test pattern membrane is placed... Agent:

20140266248 - Non-contact conductivity measurement: A system for measuring the conductivity of a material-under-test includes a support structure, an upper magnet mounted to the support structure and a free-floating magnet below the fixed magnet. The system includes a diamagnet positioned between the fixed magnet and the free-floating magnet such that the free-floating magnet floats in... Agent:

20140266249 - Ground potential rise sensors: Ground Potential Rise (GPR) sensors measure the GPR between the ground grid and the remote earth. A GPR sensor may provide a GPR measurement to an existing distance protection, which may operate based on this measurement automatically. A GPR sensor may comprise a potential transformer configured such that one wire... Agent:

20140266250 - Sensor extensions for capacitive sensors: Sensor extensions are a way of connecting capacitive sensors to a system using capacitive coupling rather than a conductive connection. Sensor extensions enable many unique applications. For example, a sensing system can be designed to support interchangeable sensor modules without exposed metal contacts. In another application, multi-layer sensor assemblies can... Agent:

20140266252 - Electrostatic sensor and slide operation apparatus: An electrostatic sensor includes a fixed electrode, a movable electrode, an analyzing unit, a sliding member, and a crimping member. The fixed electrode is arranged along a predetermined direction. The movable electrode faces the fixed electrode. The analyzing unit is configured to detect a position of the movable electrode based... Agent: Yamaha Corporation

20140266251 - Semiconductor device and method of direct measurement and acquisition of mems employing sigma-delta loop: A semiconductor device measures a state of a MEMS as a first voltage variation at a sensing node. The state of the MEMS includes a capacitance. A first capacitor is coupled between the sensing node and an input of an integrator for transferring the first voltage variation to a second... Agent: Semtech Corporation

20140266253 - Remote moisture sensor and methods for the same: A system for measuring crop moisture content in a harvester elevator includes a receiver and processing node and one or more moisture sensing instruments coupled to one or more paddles of the harvested elevator, respectively. The moisture sensing instruments each include a moisture sensor and a transmitter in communication with... Agent: Raven Industries, Inc.

20140266254 - Techniques for quantifying fin-thickness variation in finfet technology: Techniques for quantifying ΔDfin in FINFET technology are provided. In one aspect, a method for quantifying ΔDfin between a pair of long channel FINFET devices includes the steps of: (a) obtaining Vth values for each of the long channel FINFET devices in the pair; (b) determining a ΔVth for the... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140266255 - Automated profiling of the dielectric behavior of wood: A device for evaluating the internal dielectric behavior of a structure with a capacitive sensor and a method of using such a device. The device allows a user to measure the internal dielectric behavior of a wooden structure and to derive a density profile for that structure from the determined... Agent: Osmose Utilitites Services, Inc.

20140266258 - Circuit and method for sensing a differential capacitance: A circuit for sensing a differential capacitance includes a charge-storing circuit to generate a first output voltage and a second output voltage related to capacitances at two terminals of the differential capacitance, respectively, an operational amplifier to amplify the difference between the first and second output voltages to generate a... Agent: Elan Microelectronics Corporation

20140266256 - Linear capacitive displacement sensor: A method and system for measuring displacement of a structure is disclosed. The method and system comprise providing a first capacitance and providing a second capacitance. The first and second capacitances share a common terminal. The method and system further include determining a difference of the inverses of the value... Agent: Invensense, Inc.

20140266257 - Methods and circuits for measuring mutual and self capacitance: In an example embodiment, an apparatus includes a sensing device. The sensing device includes circuitry configured to sense self-capacitance and circuitry configured to sense mutual-capacitance, each configured to detect capacitance values corresponding to whether an object is proximate to a touch screen. The sensing device is configured to measure a... Agent: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation

20140266260 - Apparatus and a method for generating a sensor signal indicating information on a capacitance of a variable capacitor comprising a variable capacitance: An apparatus for generating a sensor signal indicating information on a capacitance of a variable capacitor including a variable capacitance includes a sensor unit and a compensation unit. The sensor unit is configured to generate a sensor signal indicating information on a varying current flowing through a connection between the... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20140266259 - Process measurement system with variable amplitude sensor excitation: A process measurement system includes a sensor for producing a sensor signal as a function of a process parameter and a measurement circuit that converts the sensor signal to measurement data. A control circuit controls the amplitude of the sensor excitation to maximize signal strength over the entire operating ratio... Agent: Rosemount Inc.

20140266263 - Apparatus and method for determining the sensitivity of a capacitive sensing device: Embodiments relate to an apparatus for determining a sensitivity of a capacitive sensing device having a sensor capacitor with a variable capacitance. The apparatus includes a measurement module and a processor. The measurement module is configured to determine, in response to a first electrical input signal to the sensor capacitor,... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20140266261 - Capacitive sensor electrode: A capacitive electrode has a flat electrode with a geometric shape, wherein at least one central portion of the electrode is removed to provide for a frame-like form of the electrode.... Agent: Microchip Technology Incorporated

20140266262 - High resolution fingerprint imaging device: A fingerprint sensor pixel and fingerprint imaging device are disclosed. A fingerprint sensor pixel includes a capacitive sensor and a readout circuit. The capacitance of the capacitive sensor changes in response to contact with a fingerprint. The readout circuit includes a first thin film transistor (TFT) used to convert the... Agent: Perkinelmer Holdings, Inc.

20140266264 - Non-contact conductivity measurement: A method for analyzing a material-under-test includes levitating a free-floating magnet between a material-under-test and a diamagnet and a mounted magnet, such that the diamagnet is positioned between the mounted magnet and the free-floating magnet, measuring a rotation rate of the free-floating magnet over time, and calculating at least one... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140266265 - Conductive fabric seal: Disclosed are several examples of a system and method for detecting if an article is being tampered with. Included is a covering made of a substrate that is coated with a layer of an electrically conductive material that forms an electrically conductive surface having an electrical resistance. The covering is... Agent: Ut-battelle, LLC

20140266266 - Flow cell: The invention relates to a flow cell for absorption detection, in which a tube through which flow is to pass is held at its opposite ends in a supporting flange in each case and is suspended in a substantially cantilevered manner, the two supporting flanges being connected rigidly to each... Agent: Dionex Softron Gmbh

20140266267 - Conductivity measurement of fluids: A product is provided into a first end of a conduit so that the product flows toward a second end of the conduit. The conduit may include a first pair of probes attached at a first location and a second pair of probes at a second location. The product's conductivity... Agent: Aseptia, Inc.

20140266268 - System and circuit for self-adjusting impedance measurement: Various embodiments of the invention relate generally to the measurement of the impedance of materials, electronic devices, or components over a range of frequencies, with a system for self-adjusting an input transmit signal and/or a reference signal to produce a measured signal within a desired range of the electronic measuring... Agent: Transtech Systems, Inc.

20140266269 - Multiple current sensor device, a multiple current shunt device and a method for providing a sensor signal: A multiple current sensor device or a multiple current shunt device includes at least two resistive sections comprising a first resistive section and a second resistive section, at least two connecting sections comprising a first connecting section and a second connecting section and a common connecting section. The first resistive... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20140266271 - Injection protocol: An injection protocol for a cable includes selecting a cable for testing, selecting a pre-injection electrical discharge test for determining if electrical discharge activity occurs at or about operating voltage of the cable, configuring the cable for the pre-injection electrical discharge test; running the pre-injection electrical discharge test on the... Agent: Utilx Corporation

20140266270 - Smooth vi mode crossover method at compliance limit threshold: Source measure units may operate as a voltage/current (V/I) source for a load, such as a device under test (DUT). Source measure units having a voltage controlled mode and a current controlled mode are described. The source measure units may have a suitable configuration to transition between the voltage controlled... Agent: Teradyne, Inc.

20140266273 - Test-yield improvement devices for high-density probing techniques and method of implementing the same: A testing apparatus with reduced warping of the probe card and a method of reducing warping of a probe card of a testing apparatus are disclosed. The testing apparatus can include a testing head and a platform opposite the testing head, where the testing head and platform move relative to... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

20140266276 - Cross-bar unit for a test apparatus for circuit boards, and test apparatus containing the former: A cross-bar unit for a test apparatus for circuit boards having at least one cross-bar spanning a test field in which a circuit board to be tested may be placed, and is configured to hold positioning units for test fingers in a linearly traversable manner so that the test fingers... Agent:

20140266275 - Guide plate for probe card: The invention provides a guide plate for a probe card including a silicon substrate including a surface and a through-hole, an edge part of the through-hole, and a curved-face part. The through-hole is configured to guide a probe and includes an inner wall face. The edge part of the through-hole... Agent: Japan Electronic Materials Corporation

20140266274 - Probe guide plate and method for manufacturing the same: There is provided a probe guide plate. The probe guide plate includes: a substrate having a through hole for guiding a probe, which is formed through the substrate, wherein the substrate includes a first main surface and a second main surface opposite to the first main surface; and a first... Agent: Shinko Electric Industries Co., Ltd.

20140266272 - Ground fault circuit interrupter and method: A ground fault interrupter circuit and a method for operating a ground fault interrupter that includes configuring the ground fault interrupter to perform a plurality of self tests. The ground fault interrupter may be configured to perform a ground fault self test, a grounded-neutral self test, and a trip circuit... Agent: Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC

20140266278 - Probe needle: A probe needle for connecting to a circuit board for inspection and to an inspection main board of a testing apparatus includes a conductive shaft having two ends of a connection end and an inspection end for contacting with the circuit board for inspection. An elastic conductive rod is axially... Agent: Cheng Yun Technology Co., Ltd.

20140266277 - Semiconductor testing probe needle: A semiconductor testing probe needle for connecting to a circuit board for inspection and to an inspection main board of a testing apparatus includes a conductive shaft having two ends of a connection end and an inspection end for contacting with the circuit board for inspection. A spring column includes... Agent: Cheng Yun Technology Co., Ltd.

20140266279 - Electrically conductive pins for microcircuit tester: The terminals of a device under test (DUT) are temporarily electrically connected to corresponding contact pads on a load board by a series of electrically conductive pin pairs. The pin pairs are held in place by an interposer membrane with a top facing the device under test, a bottom facing... Agent: Johnstech International Corporation

20140266280 - Probe card, probe structure and method for manufacturing the same: A probe structure is disclosed which includes a metal needle, a soft insulative tube and a metal layer. The metal needle has a first end-portion and a second end-portion opposite to each other. The first end-portion has a tip. The soft insulative tube has a through hole in which the... Agent: Win Semiconductors Corp.

20140266281 - Testing holders for chip unit and die package: A testing holder for a chip unit, a multi site holding frame for plural chip units and a method for testing a die thereof are provided. The proposed multi site holding frame for testing plural chip units simultaneously includes a first holder frame having a plurality of testing holders. Each... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

20140266283 - Chip-on-wafer process control monitoring for chip-on-wafer-on-substrate packages: An embodiment method includes providing a standardized testing structure design for a chip-on-wafer (CoW) structure, wherein the standardized testing structure design comprises placing a testing structure in a pre-selected area a top die in the CoW structure, and electrically testing a plurality of microbumps in the CoW structure by applying... Agent:

20140266282 - Test system for improving throughout or maintenance properties of semiconductor testing: A semiconductor test system includes test head pins; per-pin resources which are connectable to the test head pins on a one-to-one basis; shared resources, each of which is connectable to one of the test head pins; a tester controller for controlling the per-pin resources and the shared resources; and a... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc.

20140266285 - Integrated circuit testing architecture: In accordance with one aspect of the present description, an interface between an integrated circuit device and a test controller for testing the integrated circuit device includes a plurality of boards coupled together. In one embodiment, the test interface includes a plurality of interchangeable auxiliary boards, each having test circuitry,... Agent:

20140266284 - Isolation testing of semiconductor devices: Methods and apparatus for isolation testing of semiconductor devices are disclosed. One example apparatus may include an interface portion for making electrical contact with packaged semiconductor devices under test. The interface portion may include an insulating support configured and dimensioned to support multiple semiconductor device packages, each semiconductor device package... Agent: Power Integrations, Inc.

20140266287 - Testing device for electrical safety using wireless communication: Devices and methods for enhancing electrical safety are provided herein. Devices testing the safety of light fixtures are provided. Also provided are a variety of testing tools for improving electrical safety. The devices are generally capable of wirelessly communicating with a computer, particularly a hand-held device such as a smart-phone... Agent:

20140266286 - Through-substrate via with a fuse structure: A device includes a conductive via to provide an electrical path through a substrate. The device further includes a conductive element. The device further includes a fuse coupled to the conductive via and coupled to the conductive element to provide a conductive path between the conductive via and the conductive... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140266288 - Electrical fault detection: An apparatus for detecting an arc on a circuit having a solar panel assembly is arranged to determine that an output of the solar panel assembly is below a threshold value and is therefore indicative of an arc on the circuit.... Agent: Control Techniques Limited

20140266289 - Interface for renewable energy system: An improved interface for renewable energy systems is disclosed for interconnecting a plurality of power sources such as photovoltaic solar panels, windmills, standby generators and the like. The improved interface for renewable energy systems includes a multi-channel micro-inverter having novel heat dissipation, novel mountings, electronic redundancy and remote communication systems.... Agent: Technology Research Corporation

20140266291 - Method, device and system for automatic detection of defects in tsv vias: A method for automatic detection of defects in TSV vias formed in a layer of semiconductor material, this detection taking place before stacking this layer with a plurality of other layers of semiconductor material for the design of a multilayer chip integrated circuit, comprising: measurement on each of said TSV... Agent: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique

20140266290 - Process detection circuit: A process detection circuit can detect process information in both PMOS and NMOS devices without external components or trimming. The process detection circuit may be able to identify process information on a gate-source voltage (VGS) that represents process effects. Identified process information may be used to optimize system on a... Agent:

20140266292 - Semiconductor test wafer and methods for use thereof: A test wafer is disclosed with a first side configured to have integrated circuits formed thereon and a second side with a test structure formed thereon. The test wafer can include electrical test structures embedded in the second side of the wafer. An electrical test of the test wafer can... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140266293 - Novel approach for generation of power failure warning signal to maximize useable hold-up time with ac/dc rectifiers: A method of optimally generating a power failure warning (PFW) signal has been disclosed here in such a manner that adjusts timing of PFW signal generation according to load conditions in case of input AC voltage loss. A PFW voltage threshold value can be set at a lower value under... Agent: Flextronics Ap, LLC

20140266294 - Reverse energy flow in solar and other power generation systems for theft detection, panel identification and diagnostic purposes: System and method for applying a reverse energy flow for measuring one or more electrical characteristics of a DC power source, such as a solar panel. Applying reverse current and voltage to a DC power source and measuring selected resultant current and voltage enables monitoring of electrical characteristics of the... Agent: Hiq Solar, Inc.

20140266295 - Electrical power steering phase voltage output diagnosis: A motor control diagnostic apparatus is provided. The apparatus includes a control module in communication with a multiple phase electric power steering motor, the control module configured to generate multiple phase duty cycle outputs based on a voltage command generated from a motor torque command and motor position. The apparatus... Agent: Steering SolutionsIPHolding Corporation

09/11/2014 > 164 patent applications in 62 patent subcategories.

20140253091 - Determination device, determination method, and non-transitory recording medium: A power measuring device stores in a set phase relation storage whether the load connected to a three-phase, four-wire power source is inductive, capacitive, or neither of them, in other words whether the phase currents are ahead, delayed, or matching phases with respect to the phase voltages, and determines whether... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140253092 - Method and apparatus of diagnosing plasma in plasma space: To diagnose plasma in a plasma space, a plurality of floating probes are installed at a plurality of points, respectively, in a plasma space. An electron density ratio at each of the points is calculated by measuring a first probe current of each of the floating probes, the probe current... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140253093 - Server rack for improved data center management: Methods and systems for data center management include collecting sensor data from one or more sensors in a rack; determining a location and identifying information for each asset in the rack using a set of asset tags associated with respective assets; communicating the sensor and asset location to a communication... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140253094 - Method for the rapid interrogation of a passive sensor, in particular of the surface acoustic waves type, and system for measuring the unique frequency of such a sensor: For passive sensor with resonator having a natural frequency, a method comprises: a first phase emission of an electromagnetic signal toward the passive sensor at an emission frequency, the resonator oscillating in a forced regime at the emission frequency and then oscillating at its natural frequency when the emission is... Agent: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique

20140253095 - Phase detecting system for three phase alternating current: An alternating current phase detecting system includes a first arithmetic circuit, a second arithmetic circuit, and an inverted output module connected to the second arithmetic circuit. The first arithmetic circuit receives any first alternating current signal and the second arithmetic circuit receives a second alternating current signal. The first alternating... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (wuhan) Co., Ltd.

20140253096 - Electronic device and method for tracking energy consumption: The invention relates to an apparatus and method for tracking energy consumption. An energy tracking system comprises at least one switching element, at least one inductor and a control block to keep the output voltage at a pre-selected level. The switching elements are configured to apply the source of energy... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20140253097 - System, method, and apparatus for a safe powerline communications instrumentation front-end: A safe powerline communications instrumentation front end device including a voltage input for receiving a line voltage from a powerline, a voltage reducer for reducing the voltage of the line voltage, a filtering system for extracting a Power Line Communications (PLC) signal from the line voltage, and an analog output... Agent: Power Monitors, Inc.

20140253100 - Electrical current sensor with grounded magnetic core: An electrical current transducer comprising a housing, at least one magnetic core comprising an air gap and defining a central passage configured to receive a primary conductor carrying a primary current to be measured through the central passage, a magnetic field detector positioned at least partially in the air gap,... Agent: Lem Intellectual Property Sa

20140253099 - Semiconductor device on device interface board and test system using the same: A semiconductor device, which is mounted on a device interface board to interface an electrical measuring signal between automated test equipment (ATE) and a device under test (DUT), includes an AC test unit, a DC test unit, a first input/output (I/O) interface unit, and a second I/O interface unit. The... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140253098 - Voltage peak detection circuit and detection method: In one embodiment, a voltage peak detection circuit can include: (i) a voltage coupling circuit configured to inductively couple an input inductor voltage of a switching power supply, and to generate a first voltage that represents a DC input voltage of the switching power supply; (ii) a voltage conversion circuit... Agent: Silergy Semiconductor Technology (hangzhou) Ltd

20140253101 - System and method of measuring real-time current: A system and method of measuring real-time current is disclosed. The method includes calibrating a voltage measurement device. Calibrating includes measuring a real-time voltage difference between a first measurement node located proximate a first connector on a motherboard and a second measurement node located proximate a second connector on a... Agent:

20140253102 - Current measurement: The present invention relates to current measurement apparatus 100. The current measurement apparatus 100 comprises a measurement arrangement 110, 114 which is configured to be disposed in relation to a load 108 which draws a current signal, the measurement arrangement being operative when so disposed to measure the load drawn... Agent: Metroic Limited

20140253103 - Current sensor: A current sensor comprises a housing of plastic, a current conductor with integrally shaped first and second electrical terminals, through which a current to be measured is supplied and discharged, third electrical terminals, and a semiconductor chip having at least one magnetic field sensor, which is sensitive to a component... Agent: Melexis Technologies Nv

20140253104 - Method of determining a rotor displacement angle: A method of determining a rotor displacement angle of a synchronous generator having a rotor and electrically connected to a power supply network uses at least one rotary speed measuring device. During a revolution of the rotor, in particular during each revolution of the rotor, the measuring device communicates at... Agent: Ge Jenbacher Gmbh & Co Og

20140253105 - Method for determining a rotary speed of a device: A device configured for rotary speed measurement includes a speed transmitter on which segments are distributed across a radial circumference and a sensor that is substantially stationary relative to the speed transmitter. A method for determining the rotary speed of the device includes continuously determining pass-through times of all segments... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140253106 - Off-center angle measurement system: A method for measuring an angular position of a rotating shaft, the method including providing a magnetic field which rotates with the shaft about an axis of rotation, positioning an integrated circuit having first and second magnetic sensing bridges within the magnetic field at a radially off-center position from the... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20140253107 - Inductive sensor with demodulator: A transconductor converts voltage on an inductive sensor to a proportional current using two “coupling” capacitors. Responsive to movement of an electrically conductive target from the null position a resonant current is formed between the two sensor coils. A single differential transistor pair switched by periodic drive signals commutes the... Agent:

20140253108 - Method and sensor for sensing current in a conductor: A sensor comprises an inductor for sensing an alternating current signal component of an observed signal. The inductor comprises a substrate, conductive traces associated with different layers of the substrate, and one or more conductive vias for interconnecting the plurality of conductive traces. A magnetic field sensor senses a direct... Agent:

20140253109 - Method and sensor for sensing current in a conductor: A sensor comprises primary ferrite members spaced apart from the magnetic field sensor on opposite sides of the magnetic field sensor concentrate or steer an orientation of a magnetic field of the observed signal toward a target area of the magnetic field sensor. A magnetic field sensor senses a direct... Agent:

20140253110 - Magnetostrictive sensor having crimped magnetostrictive strip for high temperature operation: A sensor for use in magnetostrictive testing of a structure. The sensor has a thin ferromagnetic strip with a series of parallel crimps across its width. A first wire coil is wrapped around the width of the strip and along its entire length, such that portions of wire that cross... Agent: Southwest Research Institute

20140253111 - Method and system for localization of open defects in electronic devices with a dc squid based rf magnetometer: Non-destructive localization of open defects in electronic devices is performed with a DC SQUID based RF magnetometer capable of sensing coherent magnetic fields up to 200 MHz and higher. RF magnetic fields (or RF current) images are correlated to conductive paths layout of the electronic device, and the open defect... Agent:

20140253113 - Geomagnetic sensor: A geomagnetic sensor includes: a core that constitutes a closed magnetic circuit; a pair of coils that are wound around the core in positions facing each other and are connected in series to generate magnetic flux in the same circumferential direction in the core; an excitation power supply that applies... Agent: Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited

20140253112 - Magnetic field probe and probe head thereof: A magnetic field probe and a probe head thereof are disclosed herein. The probe head includes an inner metal layer, a shielding unit, and a filtering unit. The inner metal layer receives a magnetic field to be measured. The shielding unit, including a first shielding metal layer and a second... Agent: National Taiwan University

20140253115 - Magnetic field current sensors: Current sensors, conductors and methods are disclosed. In an embodiment, a magnetic current sensor comprises a conductor comprising a first sheet metal layer having a first thickness and comprising at least one hole, and a second sheet metal layer having a second thickness less than the first thickness and comprising... Agent:

20140253114 - System and method for providing force information in a magnetic field environment: The disclosure is directed at a method of providing force feedback information experienced by an object of interest (OOI) within a magnetic field comprising determining location of OOI within the magnetic field; determining new location of OOI within the magnetic field; determining expected position of the OOI within the magnetic... Agent:

20140253116 - System and method for obtaining nuclear magnetic resonance measurements on reservoir fluids for prediction of fluid properties: A nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) measurement system for high pressure and temperature measurements on fluids is disclosed. The system has a sensor assembly that includes a sample holder having a body formed from a non-magnetic metal and defining an interior cavity for receiving a fluid sample, a frame member disposed... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140253117 - Means and methods for reducing the electromagnetic energy propagation from an mrd's magnet-bore to the outer environment surrounding said magnet, and vice versa: An electrically earthed protecting sleeve that reduces the electromagnetic energy propagation from a magnetic bore to the outer environment surrounding a magnet. The sleeve has a distal portion located within an open bore of an magnetic resonance device (MRD) and a proximal portion attachable to an aperture of the MRD.... Agent:

20140253121 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and irradiation magnetic field distribution measurement method: To obtain the irradiation magnetic field distribution of each channel of a multichannel transmission RF coil at high speed, for multiple channels which are all or some of the channels of the transmission coil, an image is acquired by irradiation with one channel or a combination of two or more... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation

20140253122 - Mri coil assembly with a radio frequency shield switchable between a blocking state and a transparent state: The invention provides for a magnetic resonance imaging system (300, 400) for acquiring magnetic resonance data (342). The magnetic resonance imaging system comprises a coil assembly (319) configured for radiating and/or receiving radio frequency energy from an imaging zone. The coil assembly has a first surface (315) configured for being... Agent: Koninklijke Philips N.v.

20140253119 - Noise canceling in-situ nmr detection: Technologies applicable to noise canceling in-situ NMR detection and imaging are disclosed. An example noise canceling in-situ NMR detection apparatus may comprise one or more of a static magnetic field generator, an alternating magnetic field generator, an in-situ NMR detection device, an auxiliary noise detection device, and a computer.... Agent: Vista Clara Inc.

20140253118 - System and method for determining k-space views and diffusion weighting directions using centroidal voronoi tessellations: Described here are a system and method for generating uniform antipodally symmetric point sets that define diffusion-weighting directions or three-dimensional radial k-space trajectories for magnetic resonance imaging. The point sets are generated robustly and efficiently using a constrained centroidal Voronoi tessellation endowed with a pseudometric. This pseudometric is derived from... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

20140253120 - System and method for reducing radio frequency peak voltage and power requirements in magnetic resonance imaging using time-shifted multiband radio frequency pulses: A system and method for producing images depicting a plurality of slice locations in a subject using a magnetic resonance imaging (“MRI”} system is provided. In particular, the system and method utilize time-shifted multiband radio frequency (“RF”} pulses to lower peak voltage and peak power requirements when using conventional multiband... Agent:

20140253123 - Magnetic resonance apparatus and method for preparing a sensitivity map: A magnetic resonance apparatus configured to select a coil mode that includes a combination of coil elements to be used when a subject is scanned from within a plurality of coil elements and configured to execute a predetermined scan for acquiring data on the subject using the selected coil mode... Agent:

20140253126 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and antenna device: In order to provide a technique which can suppress coupling to homogenize the spatial distribution of an RF magnetic field and can improve penetration of the RF magnetic field into the subject, pad-like electric field conductors having a predetermined area are provided outside both ends of a rung conductor as... Agent: Hitachi Medical Corporation

20140253125 - Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnet for magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: According to one embodiment, a magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes an imaging unit and a shield. The imaging unit is configured to perform a magnetic resonance imaging of an object by transmitting a radio frequency signal from a radio frequency coil in a condition that magnetic fields are formed by... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20140253124 - Nmr probe head with variable rf resonant circuit capacitor which can be adjusted in steps via a piezo-electric actuator: An NMR probe head has a capacitor with a dielectric (5), which surrounds a cavity (15) in which a capacitor piston (7) is disposed. A sliding bush (9) has a through hole (16) in which a piston operating rod (8) extends. The piston operating rod (8) is connected to a... Agent:

20140253127 - Transverse-electromagnetic (tem) radio-frequency coil for magnetic resonance: The present invention provides a transverse-electromagnetic (TEM) radio-frequency coil (1) for a magnetic resonance system, especially for a magnetic resonance imaging system. In particular, the inventive concept provides a coil (1) in which at least one of the opposite end regions of the elongate strip section (4) of each TEM... Agent:

20140253128 - Fluid determination in a well bore: A fluid measurement system (10, 110, 210) and method of fluid mix determination over a sampling length (25) in a well bore (12). A pulse generator is nm in the well bore from which is suspended a cable (24) with two conductors having a length equal to the sampling length.... Agent:

20140253129 - Silicon controlled rectifier control of deep towed electromagnetic source: A method and apparatus for generating an electromagnetic (EM) field from a sub-sea source is disclosed. In one embodiment, a sub-sea source includes a step-down transformer coupled to receive a sinusoidal source wave via a tow cable, and is further coupled to output a sinusoidal wave to a silicon-controlled rectifier... Agent: Pgs Geophysical As

20140253130 - Feedthrough assembly for well-logging tool: A well-logging tool for a geological formation has a housing to be positioned within a borehole and has first and second openings. A feedthrough assembly includes an elongate electrical conductor having opposing first and second ends and a medial portion extending therebetween. An integrally formed, monolithic, dielectric layer surrounds the... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140253131 - Apparatus and method for directional resistivity measurement while drilling using slot antenna: An apparatus for making directional resistivity measurements of a subterranean formation includes a resistivity tool with a longitudinal axis and an outer surface, multiple slots formed on the outer surface of the resistivity tool and oriented substantially parallel to the longitude axis of the resistivity tool, and multiple wires posited... Agent:

20140253132 - Switchable front-end measurement unit for towed marine electromagnetic streamer cables: Electromagnetic streamer cables and methods of use. Example systems include: a first electrode, the first electrode at a first location along the streamer cable; a second electrode at a second location along the streamer cable; a first sensor module electrically coupled to the first electrode and second electrode, the first... Agent: Pgs Geophysical As

20140253133 - Method for manufacturing el display apparatus: The present disclosure relates to a method for manufacturing an EL display apparatus including a light-emitting portion in which a light emitting layer is disposed between a pair of electrodes, a thin film transistor array device for controlling light emission of the light-emitting portion, and an EL display panel in... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140253134 - Electronic device and method for detecting the amount of charge of a battery: An electronic device and a corresponding method for detecting the amount of charge of a battery are provided. The electronic device includes a battery, a detector, and a processor. The battery provides the electric energy needed by the electronic device. The detector detects a parameter of the battery. The parameter... Agent: Htc Corporation

20140253135 - Apparatus and method for diagnosing abnormality in cell balancing circuit: Disclosed is an apparatus and method for diagnosing an abnormality in a cell balancing circuit in a battery pack including a plurality of cells corresponding to each cell balancing circuit. The present disclosure turns off cell balancing switches included in a cell balancing circuit to be diagnosed and an adjacent... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.

20140253136 - Surface potential measuring apparatus and surface potential measuring method: An apparatus for measuring a surface potential of an object on an underlying structure is disclosed. A relatively-moving mechanism moves a probe and a second support member relative to each other until the probe faces a reference structure on the second support member, an electric potential measuring device measures the... Agent:

20140253137 - Test pattern design for semiconductor devices and method of utilizing thereof: Methods and systems for the detection of defects in semiconductors, semiconductor devices, or substrates are provided. Semiconductors, semiconductor devices or substrates having novel test patterns and or designs are also provided. The semiconductors, semiconductor devices or substrates have a plurality of line patterns, which, in response to a responsive stimulus... Agent: Macronix International Co., Ltd.

20140253138 - Ground fault detection device, ground fault detection method, solar energy system, and ground fault detection program: In a ground fault detection device, two photovoltaic strings are disconnected from a photovoltaic power generation system, measurement for one photovoltaic string is performed by a measuring instrument, and in parallel therewith, the other photovoltaic string before measurement is charged/discharged by a charging/discharging unit by executing various functions of the... Agent: Jx Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation

20140253139 - Fault detection system with leakage current detection: A fault detection system for a machine having a plurality of electrical conducting elements insulated from a frame ground of the machine is disclosed. The fault detection system may include a high voltage DC power source, a positive high voltage bus connected to a positive terminal of the high voltage... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140253140 - Systems and methods for detecting abnormalities within a circuit of an electrosurgical generator: An electrosurgical generator includes primary and test sources. The primary source supplies a primary signal and the test source supplies a test signal. The electrosurgical generator includes an output circuit and an abnormality detection circuit. The output circuit is electrically coupled to the primary and test sources. The output circuit... Agent: Covidien Lp

20140253141 - Detecting power supply sag in an integrated circuit: An integrated circuit is provided with a voltage sag detector (VSD) within the integrated circuit package. The VSD is coupled to a voltage reference and to the power distribution bus within the integrated circuit. The VSD has an output for indicating when a voltage level on the power distribution bus... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20140253143 - Ict fixture auto open and eject system: An in-circuit testing auto open and close system, apparatus and method includes an in-circuit tester having an upper panel and a lower panel, wherein the upper and lower panels are used to test electrical connections of one or more electronic units. One or more actuators are each coupled to both... Agent: Flextronics Ap, LLC

20140253142 - Method for testing components and measuring arrangement: In accordance with one embodiment, a method for testing a plurality of electronic components is provided, including subdividing the plurality of electronic components into a plurality of first groups and subdividing the plurality of electronic components into a plurality of second groups. The method may further include measuring, for each... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20140253144 - Spent cartridge detection method and system for an electronic smoking article: The present disclosure relates to articles (and the manufacture thereof) that use electrical energy to heat a material to form an inhalable substance, the articles being sufficiently compact to be considered “hand-held” devices. In certain embodiments, the articles can particularly be characterized as smoking articles. The smoking article can be... Agent: R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company

20140253145 - System and method for testing fuse blow reliability for integrated circuits: System and method for testing the reliability of a fuse blow condition. The fuse blow detection circuit includes a fuse circuit comprising a fuse having a first end coupled to ground. A common node is coupled to the second end of the fuse. A pre-charge circuit is coupled to the... Agent: Tessera, Inc.

20140253146 - Electrical test switch: Disclosed herein are various embodiments of electrical test switches. According to one embodiment, a test switch may include a switch lever, a test port configured to directly couple to a standard connector, a relay port, a field port, and an insulated frame configured to electrically insulate at least some electrically... Agent: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.

20140253147 - Fmcw radar level gauge with lock state control: The present invention relates to a radar level gauge system comprising PLL circuitry for generating an output signal. The PLL circuitry is configured to indicate a lock state of the PLL circuitry; and signal modifying circuitry is connected to the PLL circuitry for receiving the output signal and for modifying... Agent: Rosemount Tank Radar Ab

20140253148 - Capacitance-to-voltage interface circuits: A capacitance-to-voltage interface circuit is utilized to obtain a voltage corresponding to a detected capacitance differential, which may be associated with the operation of a capacitive sensing cell. The interface circuit includes a capacitive sensing cell, an operational amplifier adapted for selective coupling to the capacitive sensing cell, a feedback... Agent:

20140253149 - Non-destructive leaching depth measurement using capacitance spectroscopy: A method of characterizing a quality of a polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) cutter includes obtaining a PDC cutter that includes a leached layer and an unleached layer. The unleached layer is positioned adjacent to the leached layer, and the leached layer has at least a portion of a catalyst material... Agent: Varel International Ind., L.p.

20140253150 - Electronic device with liquid contact sensors: Electronic devices may be accidentally exposed to liquid during operation. To detect liquid intrusion events, an electronic device may be provided with one or more electronic liquid contact sensors. The liquid contact sensors may have electrodes. Control circuitry may make measurements across the electrodes such as resistance and capacitance measurements... Agent: Apple Inc.

20140253151 - Sensor system for a motor vehicle: A sensor system for a motor vehicle is provided. The sensor system comprises a flat shielding element which is electrically conductive and to which an electric potential can be applied, and at least one capacitive sensor element which includes an electrically conducting structure which is arranged on one side of... Agent:

20140253152 - Device for ascertaining the corrosiveness of a plastic melt: A device for ascertaining the corrosiveness of a plastic melt, including a housing having a cavity to be filled with plastic melt; a first electrode made of a first material and a second electrode made of a second material, the first electrode and the second electrode each having a contact... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

20140253153 - Radio-frequency ion channel antenna: An antenna is used for radio frequency measurements of cell wall impedance changes due to ion channels. The antenna provides enhanced direct readout of lipid bilayers and cells containing pores and ion channels. The antenna is placed around a nanopore, which may be fabricated from glass, quartz or other material,... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

20140253155 - Adaptive thermal control: An adaptive thermal control system maintains and regulates an accurate and stable thermal environment for a device under test. The adaptive thermal control system includes (i) pre-trigger communications from automatic test equipment (ATE) to automatic thermal control (ATC) allowing slow-responding ATC to start responding to an imminent thermal change before... Agent: Advantest Corporation

20140253154 - Probing method, probe card for performing the method, and probing apparatus including the probe card: A probe method includes setting an allowable temperature range, the allowable temperature range including a test temperature and ensuring contact between a pad of a circuit substrate and a needle of a probe card, providing the probe card with a temperature within the allowable temperature range, contacting the needle of... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140253156 - Thin heating device: A thin heating device is provided. The thin heating device includes a first circuit board, a second circuit board, an elastic connector and a heating element. The first and second circuit boards are face-to-face arranged. The elastic connector connects the first and second circuit boards to apply a return force... Agent:

20140253157 - Test system with localized heating and method of manufacture thereof: A test system, and a method of manufacture thereof, including: a thermal management head including a heat spreader; an electronic device in direct contact with the heat spreader; and an electrical current for transferring energy between the heat spreader and the electronic device.... Agent: Smart Storage Systems, Inc.

20140253158 - Resistance measuring apparatus for inspecting compression quality and measuring method using the same: A resistance measuring apparatus for inspecting compression quality includes a probe configured to measure resistance by contacting compression resistance measuring tags of a display device, a probe support for supporting the probe, and a torque motor coupled to the probe support and configured to control a position of the probe.... Agent: Sumsung Display Co., Ltd.

20140253159 - High accuracy electrical test interconnection device and method for electrical circuit board testing: A high accuracy electrical test interconnect method employs a tester interface transfer block to enable the transfer of electrical contact from less accurate tester resource probes to target probes which are contained in the tester interface transfer block and can be positioned with high accuracy using the three dimensional printing... Agent:

20140253160 - Roll to roll tester and method of testing flexible substrates roll to roll: An apparatus for testing of a plurality of electronic devices on a flexible substrate is described. The apparatus includes at least two rollers (110) configured for guiding the flexible substrate (10) into a testing area along transport direction, at least one prober (122) configured for electrically contacting one or more... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.

20140253161 - Apparatus and methods of measuring minority carrier lifetime using a liquid probe: Methods and apparatus for measuring minority carrier lifetimes using liquid probes are provided. In one embodiment, a method of measuring the minority carrier lifetime of a semiconductor material comprises: providing a semiconductor material having a surface; forming a rectifying junction at a first location on the surface by temporarily contacting... Agent: Alliance For Sustainable Energy, LLC

20140253162 - Integrated circuit test system and method: A system for testing a device under test (DUT) includes a probe card and a test module. The probe card includes probe beds electrically coupled to a circuit board and a first plurality of electrical contacts coupled to the circuit board, which are for engaging respective ones of a plurality... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

20140253163 - Inspection probe and an ic socket with the same: An inspection probe 16Ai is formed by subjecting a thin sheet material made of a copper alloy to press working. The inspection probe 16Ai includes: a device side plunger 16A having a contact point which selectively comes into contact with an electrode portion DVb of a semiconductor device DV; a... Agent:

20140253164 - Base element for accommodating an overvoltage protection module, and modular bus system: The invention relates to a base element (ST1, ST2, ST3) for receiving an overvoltage protective module (M1, M2, M3) for use in a bus system, having a first bus connection arrangement (BK1) for contacting a first bus potential (L1), a second bus connection arrangement (BK2) for contacting a second bus... Agent: Phoenix Contact Gmbh & Co. Kr

20140253166 - Inspection device with vertically moveable assembly: The inspection of semiconductors or like substrates by the present mechanism minimizes deflection in the checkplate and probe card. An inspection device including a housing, a toggle assembly within the housing, an objective lens assembly attached within the toggle assembly including an objective coupled within an objective focus, wherein the... Agent: Rudolph Technologies, Inc.

20140253165 - Probe card: A probe card includes a first circuit substrate electrically connected to a tester, the first circuit substrate having a first size, a second circuit substrate on a lower surface of the first circuit substrate and electrically connected to the first circuit substrate, the second circuit substrate having a second size... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140253167 - Memory chip testing system and connector thereof: A memory chip testing system includes a computer, a rheostat, a voltmeter, and a connector. The computer includes a main board, a number of memory chip interfaces mounted on the main board. The computer runs a testing software to test the stability of a memory chip under different working voltages.... Agent:

20140253168 - Apparatus for testing a semiconductor package: An apparatus for testing a semiconductor package including a shuttle, a socket and a pressing unit may be provided. The shuttle may include a pocket, which is configured to receive the semiconductor package and a printed circuit board (PCB). The PCB may be configured to make electrical contact with the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140253169 - Burst noise in line test: A type of device (which can be deployed in a semiconductor manufacturing line) determining whether a device-under-test is generating burst noise. A transimpedance amplifier converts a current-based noise signal to a voltage based noise signal to apply the following tests aimed at determining the presence of burst noise: (i) sufficiently... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140253170 - Electronic control circuit comprising power transistors and method for monitoring the service life of the power transistors: The disclosure relates to an electronic control circuit for an electric device, in particular designed as a commutation electric system of an EC motor, having a plurality of power transistors which are controlled in an operating mode for controlling the device. An additional, similar, non-charged reference transistor in the operating... Agent: Ebm-papst Mulfingen Gmbh & Co. Kg

20140253171 - Package integrity monitor with sacrificial bumps: An apparatus with package integrity monitoring capability, includes: a package having a die connected to an interposer through a plurality of bumps, wherein at least some of the bumps comprise dummy bumps; a package integrity monitor having a transmitter to transmit a test signal and a receiver to receive the... Agent: Xilinx, Inc.

20140253172 - Emergency power system environmental alert module: There is provided an apparatus and method to alert an operator of an emergency power system of an anomaly detected in an emergency power system prior to a severe environmental event based on receipt of an alert. The emergency power system environmental alert module is installed in the emergency power... Agent:

09/04/2014 > 32 patent applications in 29 patent subcategories.

20140247036 - Utility meter with wireless pulse output: An arrangement for measuring electrical energy consumption includes an input circuit operable to generate a first signal representative of a line voltage waveform and a second signal representative of a line current waveform. The arrangement further includes a processing circuit operable to generate energy consumption data based on the first... Agent: Landis+gyr, Inc.

20140247037 - Probe apparatus: A probe apparatus 10 has a movable mounting table 12 that mounts a wafer W on which multiple power devices are formed; a probe card 14 that is provided above the mounting table 12 and has multiple probes 14A; a conductive film electrode 13 formed on a mounting surface of... Agent: Tokyo Electron Limited

20140247038 - Fan speed testing device: A fan speed testing device is provided. The device includes a power jack, a voltage conversion module, a first fan connector, a DIP switch, and a control module. The first fan connector receives voltage from the power jack and outputs a PWM signal to a fan, receives a first feedback... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd.

20140247039 - System and method for orientation and movement of remote objects: The disclosed invention provides apparatus, systems, and methods for orientating an object in an enclosed area using a magnetic dipole deployed in the enclosed area and thereafter applying an external rotating magnetic field for applying a rotational force to the dipole along one or more selected axis. The external magnetic... Agent: Ankon Technologies Co., Ltd

20140247040 - Position detecting system: A position detecting system detects and responds to the movement of a target through a sensing domain area of a plane. The movement causes the amount of the target that lies within a sensing domain area to change. A portion of the target always lies within at least one of... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated

20140247041 - Instrument for measuring length, and method and device for controlling the size of a fuel rod: The invention relates, in particular, to an instrument for measuring length, comprising an inductive sensor comprising an elongate body and a tip that is movable along a longitudinal axis. The body contains windings and defines a first cavity receiving a magnetic core. The instrument further comprises a casing which extends... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

20140247042 - Triaxial magnetic field sensor: The present invention discloses a triaxial magnetoresistive sensor. It comprises a substrate integrated with a biaxial magnetic field sensor, a Z-axis sensor that has a sensing direction along Z-axis perpendicular to the two axes of the biaxial magnetic field sensor, and an ASIC. The biaxial magnetic field sensor comprises an... Agent: Multidimension Technology Co., Ltd.

20140247043 - High resolution planar hall effect sensors: The present invention discloses a planar Hall-effect sensor with a magnetic sensing region of an elongated shape, wherein, for a ratio of long axis length to short axis length greater than a predetermined number, effective single magnetic domain behavior is exhibited in the sensing region, the sensing having shape-induced uniaxial... Agent: B.g. Negev Technologies And Applications Ltd.

20140247044 - Current sensor: A current sensor includes a first magnetic sensor and a second magnetic sensor which are configured to detect an induced magnetic field from target current to be measured flowing through a current line. The first and second magnetic sensors each include a magnetoresistive element that includes a free magnetic layer... Agent: Alps Green Devices Co., Ltd.

20140247045 - System and method for atom-modulated, low-drift sensor: A compact, high-sensitivity magnetometer, including: an optical interface to accept a linearly polarized first light; a pump light source to produce a circularly polarized pump light; a vapor cell comprising a sealed vessel containing an alkali-metal gas, a first input port to receive the first light, a second input port... Agent: Twinleaf LLC

20140247046 - Methods and systems for accelerated mr imaging: A method for operating a Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging system that includes generating radio frequency (RF) excitation pulses in a volume of patient anatomy and generating slice select magnetic field gradients for phase encoding and readout RF data acquisition in the patient anatomy. The method further includes concurrently acquiring T1... Agent: Siemens Medical Solutions Usa, Inc.

20140247047 - Techniques, systems and machine readable programs for magnetic resonance: The present disclosure provides various methods and systems for performing magnetic resonance studies. In accordance with many embodiments, image or other information of interest is derived from super radiant pulses.... Agent: Millikelvin Technologies LLC

20140247049 - Digital waveform synthesizer for nmr phase control: In an RF source, a digital waveform synthesizer comprises a computational module to synchronously determine a desired periodic function, f(θ) within a first bandwidth portion, to which computational result there is combined an injected digits noise increment in an adjustable range of hounded amplitude, specifically selected to average over discontinuities... Agent:

20140247050 - Radio frequency coil and magnetic resonance imaging apparatus: In a radio frequency coil according to an embodiment, electrical conductors and circuit elements are arranged. The radio frequency coil is configured so that the direction in which two of the electrical conductors forming a ring are connected together by one or more of the circuit elements positioned between the... Agent: Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

20140247048 - Zero- & low-field transport detection system: A sensing apparatus for detecting and determining the magnitude of a static magnetic field has a first set of coils capable of producing a sweeping, quasi static, magnetic field when driven by a direct current and a second set of coils, for magnetic field modulation, positioned between the first set... Agent: The Penn State Research Foundation

20140247051 - Service tee marker fixture: A service tee marker fixture comprises a disk marker and a cylindrical attachment sleeve fastened concentrically to the disk marker and constructed of a flexible material which provides a releasable friction fit with a service tee cap. For certain sleeve materials a stiffener plate is used to secure an end... Agent:

20140247052 - Wireless power supply system, power transmission device, and power receiving device: A wireless power supply system includes a power transmission device capable of transmitting power to a plurality of power receiving devices by a magnetic field resonance method. The power transmission device includes a detection unit configured to detect an amount of charge of each of the plurality of power receiving... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140247053 - Method of utilizing power transistor of fuel cell stack diagnostic system: A method and an apparatus using a power transistor in a fuel cell stack diagnostic system provides an apparatus using a power transistor in a fuel cell stack diagnostic system. The apparatus includes a regenerative braking detector that detects regenerative braking of a fuel cell vehicle equipped with a fuel... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20140247054 - Low impedance neutral and diagnosis: A method to diagnose and localize parasitic voltages in an electric drive train is provided. The method includes manipulating a multiplexer to sequentially connect multiple diagnostic locations to a generator neutral, at predefined intervals. A voltage sensor senses a voltage transmission through a lead line that connects the multiplexer to... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20140247055 - System and method for detecting an abnormal waveform in a power distribution system: The present invention relates to a system and method for an abnormal waveform in a power distribution system that quickly transmits abnormal waveform-related data of a large size by changing a protocol according to data size. The system for detecting an abnormal power quality waveform comprises: a plurality of RTUs... Agent: Korea Electric Power Corporation

20140247056 - Method and apparatus for calibrating voltage transformer serial addition: A series summation-calibrating device based on a semi-insulating voltage transformer includes a symmetrical high voltage test power supply, a three-port serial voltage transformer, a semi-insulating voltage transformer and an error measuring apparatus. The present invention is characterized by: a complete set of equipment for measuring the traceability of power frequency... Agent: China Electric Power Research Institute

20140247057 - Intelligent fuse holder and circuit protection methods: An intelligent circuit protection system and method for automating component replacement and providing information to a user or operator about a load for circuit protection. The circuit protection method includes sensing current and voltage across a fuse protecting a load; sending at least one signal indicative of the current and... Agent: Littelfuse, Inc.

20140247058 - Impedance measurement system: Systems and methods for monitoring the condition of electrodes used in biological signal measurement are provided. One method includes applying a first test signal having a first frequency to at least one of a plurality of electrodes and applying a second test signal having a second frequency to at least... Agent: Mortara Instrument, Inc.

20140247059 - Measurement device and associated method for use in frequency selection for inground transmission: A portable device and associated method are described for use with a system in which a locating signal is transmitted from within the ground during an operational procedure. The locating signal includes a transmission frequency that is selectable from a group of discrete transmission frequencies in a frequency range and... Agent: Merlin Technology Inc.

20140247060 - Object processing state sensing using rf radiation: A method for applying RF energy to detect a processing state of an object placed in an energy application zone, during processing of the object, may include applying RF energy to the object during processing. The method may also include receiving computed RF feedback, correlated with one or more processing... Agent: Goji Ltd.

20140247061 - Measuring whispering-gallery-mode resonator: A measuring whispering-gallery-mode resonator, comprising: a dielectric resonating body with a rotation axis; a superconducting sample under test, which is mounted to the resonating body; a coupling unit for coupling a measuring waveguide with the resonating body, wherein one side of the resonating body connected with the coupling unit is... Agent: Beijing Huarong Tianchuang Superconduct Technology Development Co., Ltd

20140247062 - Device and method to measure the permeation rate of a packaging: A device for determining the average layer thickness l of a planar packaging material for pharmaceutical packaging, particularly blisters and/or bottles, by means of a capacitive measurement, in which the opposing outer surfaces of the packaging material are provided with electrodes.... Agent: Boehringer Ingelheim International Gmbh

20140247063 - Earth ground tester with remote control: Methods and apparatuses for measuring earth ground resistivity are provided. A main unit can be configured to couple to each of a plurality of electrodes over a respective wire, perform a resistance measurement over the plurality of electrodes, and transmit an induction signal over one or more of the respective... Agent: Fluke Corporation

20140247064 - Integrated circuit testing: In some examples, a system, such as an integrated circuit device (IC), includes functional elements interspersed with access elements and associated test elements. The access elements and associated test elements may be used to determine a health status of the IC or an area of the IC. A health status... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140247065 - Probe unit: The probe unit includes probe groups of two or more contact probes to be in contact with one electrode of a contact target body on a side of one end in a longitudinal direction and the respective contact probes are to be in contact with separate electrodes of a board... Agent: Nhk Spring Co., Ltd.

20140247066 - Detection of electrical arcs in photovoltaic equipment: A method for detecting a series arc in a photovoltaic device, operating in direct current mode, including N (N=1 or N>1) photovoltaic modules, connected to a charging device having a capacitive behaviour for the modules, the method including: a) detecting, across n of the N modules (1≦n≦N), time evolution of... Agent: Commisariat A I'energie Atomique Et Aux Ene Alt

20140247067 - Testing structure and method for interface trap density of gate oxide: The present invention discloses a testing structure and method for interface trap density of gate oxide, relating to the field of quality and reliability researches of MOS devices. The present invention makes the interface traps density tests for gate oxide layers of n-type and p-type MOS devices completed on a... Agent: Peking University

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