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Thermal Testing Of A Nonthermal Quantity

Thermal Testing Of A Nonthermal Quantity patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

03/06/14 - 20140064323 - Environmental test system and method with in-situ temperature sensing of device under test (dut)
An environmental chamber system and a method for testing a device under test (DUT) include an environmental chamber in which the DUT can be tested. A temperature sensor senses temperature of the DUT, the temperature sensor generating a signal indicative of temperature of the DUT. A controller receives at least...

03/06/14 - 20140064324 - Systems and methods for controlling temperature of small volumes
Systems and methods for controlling the temperature of small volumes such as yoctoliter volumes, are described. The systems include one or more plasmonic nanostructures attached at or near a nanopore. Upon excitation of the plasmonic nanostructures, such as for example by exposure to laser light, the nanoparticles are rapidly heated...

01/23/14 - 20140023108 - Using first and second resistive sensor bias levels to detect head-to-disk contact and/or clearance
A bias signal is applied to a resistive thermal sensor located proximate a magnetic media reading surface of a magnetic sensor. The bias signal is modulated between first and second bias levels. First and second resistances of the resistive thermal sensor corresponding to the first and second bias levels are...

01/16/14 - 20140016665 - Energy harvesting survey apparatus and method of detecting thermal energy
An energy harvesting survey apparatus includes a main body having a first end positioned proximate to a machine configured to produce thermal energy and a second end positioned a predefined distance from the first end. At least one first sensor is coupled to the first end and is configured to...

12/19/13 - 20130336356 - Systems and methods for detecting channel faults in energy delivery systems
A method of detecting a thermocouple short circuit in a medical device, including obtaining a first temperature measurement from a thermocouple of the medical device; obtaining a second temperature measurement from the thermocouple; calculating a rate of change over time between the first and second temperature measurements; comparing the calculated...

11/28/13 - 20130315278 - Fuel composition identification system and method and fluid composition identification method
This invention refers to a fuel composition identification system and method (2) for an automotive vehicle combustion engine. The system comprises at least a fuel heating resistor (3) arranged in any position in the fuel tank or along the fuel line, in direct contact and exchanging heat with the fuel...

11/14/13 - 20130301672 - Method and apparatus for monitoring waterbed environment using temperature measurements
A method and apparatus for monitoring waterbed environment are described. The method may comprise determining a first temperature at a location within the water column of a surface body of water that is representative of the upper thermal boundary condition between surface water and pore water environments, and determining at...

11/07/13 - 20130294477 - Method for indirect food temperature measurement
A system and method for the preparation of food, but without the requirement of weight, time and/or temperature probe usage to determine the point at which the food has completed preparation. The exemplary embodiments provide a process where the food can be cooked without the requirements of calculation or temperature...

11/07/13 - 20130294478 - Device and method for testing block filters
Testing devices and methods for detecting defects in block filters using temperature differences created by a fluid flow are provided. The testing is relatively fast, inexpensive, and non-destructive, which may allow for testing a relatively large sampling of filters, and possibly all filters produced in a manufacturing process. In one...

10/03/13 - 20130259085 - Detection of carbon nanotubes by microwave-induced heating
The present invention includes a method, systems and devices for the detection of carbon nanotubes in biological samples by providing a sample suspected of having one or more carbon nanotubes; irradiating the sample with a microwave radiation, wherein the carbon nanotubes absorb the microwave radiation; and detecting and measuring the...

09/05/13 - 20130230073 - Method and arrangement for determining the heating condition of a mirror in an optical system
The invention concerns a method of and an arrangement for determining the heating condition of a mirror in an optical system, in particular in a microlithographic projection exposure apparatus. In an embodiment the mirror is an EUV mirror and a method according to the invention comprises the following steps: deflecting...

07/25/13 - 20130188665 - Enhanced hv pre-charge heater diagnostic detection system for liquid cooled hv battery packs
A system and method for determining whether a resistor in a battery circuit on an electric vehicle cannot be used as a resistive heater for heating a cooling fluid for cooling the vehicle battery, but can used as a pre-charge resistor for starting the vehicle. A temperature sensor is provided...

06/27/13 - 20130163634 - Heating in material testing apparatus
A method of controlling the temperature of a probe in materials testing apparatus, and apparatus operating by that method are disclosed. The apparatus includes heating elements that can by supplied with energy to apply heat to the probe. The method has a heating phase. In the heating phase, closed-loop temperature...

06/27/13 - 20130163635 - Foreign object detection in inductive coupled wireless power transfer environment using thermal sensors
A device for detecting a presence of a foreign object in an inductively coupled power transfer environment, including: a primary unit having a primary coil; a secondary unit having a secondary coil, which is adapted to receive power inductively from the primary coil; a sheet of thermal conductive material adapted...

05/23/13 - 20130128917 - Thermoelectric component with plasmonic guide, integrating a device for measuring the power coupled in the guided mode
A thermoelectric component comprises integrated into the component: a plasmonic waveguide, an exciter element for the guided plasmonic mode, a device for measuring the power dissipated during propagation along the plasmonic waveguide, characterized in that the measurement device comprises, associated with the plasmonic guide, a thermocouple junction with two electrodes,...

05/16/13 - 20130121371 - Method for detecting automobile differential fill omission
A method of detecting an omission to fill an automobile differential housing with fluid in the course of an assembly procedure is carried out using an infrared sensor to read differential housing temperature. The camera produces an electrical signal that is processed to provide an indication as to whether or...

05/09/13 - 20130114639 - Tempering apparatus with testing device and method for testing a tempering apparatus
The invention relates to a tempering apparatus for tempering sample comprising: at least one tempering block configured for receiving at least one sample, at least one tempering device arranged for tempering the tempering block, at least one temperature measurement device assigned to the tempering device, at least one control loop...

05/02/13 - 20130107906 - Environmental test system and method with in-situ temperature sensing of device under test (dut)
An environmental chamber system and a method for testing a device under test (DUT) include an environmental chamber in which the DUT can be tested. A temperature sensor senses temperature of the DUT, the temperature sensor generating a signal indicative of temperature of the DUT. A controller receives at least...

04/25/13 - 20130100982 - Monitoring the temperature change in the charging cable
A method for determining the temperature change of a feeder cable of a charging device in that, in a first task, the electromagnetic input pulse is coupled into the feeder cable, the electromagnetic input pulse being able to be reflected in the feeder cable and the reflected portion returning to...

02/14/13 - 20130039382 - Biomaterial freezing
The biocontainer of the present invention provides a low cost, simple solution of many of the problems encountered during shipping, freezing and thawing of biopharmaceutical materials. The present invention enables a user to monitor the temperature profile of each biopharmaceutical container during the cryogenic process, so as to ensure the...

01/03/13 - 20130003778 - Method for evaluating an exhaust gas temperature in a exhaust pipe of an internal combustion engine
A method for determining a value of an exhaust gas temperature in a predetermined position along an exhaust pipe of an internal combustion engine is provided. The method includes measuring a value of an exhaust gas temperature in the exhaust pipe with a temperature sensor and measuring a value of...

10/18/12 - 20120263208 - Test method and testing device for nozzles and nozzle
The invention relates to a test method for nozzles composed of ceramic or ceramic-like materials, in which the following method steps are carried out: transfer of ultrasonic vibration to the nozzle by means of a sonotrode placed against the nozzle and thermographic evaluation of the heat evolved in a wall...

07/12/12 - 20120177082 - Bio material test device and controlling method thereof
A test device having an internal temperature constantly maintained even when a voltage supplied to the test device is altered, and a control method thereof are provided. The test device includes a heater, a temperature sensor to sense an internal temperature of the test device, and a control part to...

06/21/12 - 20120155506 - System and method for detecting an unexpected medium or a change of medium sensed by a thermistor
A system for detecting a change in medium sensed by a thermistor comprises a first module that receives a temperature signal from a thermistor and that calculates a first dissipation factor of the thermistor. A second module receives the first dissipation factor of the thermistor and detects at least one...

06/21/12 - 20120155507 - Battery phase meter to determine internal temperatures of lithium-ion rechargeable cells under charge and discharge
Methods and systems to determine an internal temperature of a rechargeable lithium-ion cell based on a phase shift of the cell. Internal cell temperature may be determined with respect to an internal anode temperature and/or an internal cathode temperature. Internal anode temperature may be determined based on a phase shift...

06/07/12 - 20120140791 - Currency fitness and wear detection using temperature modulated infrared detection
In part, the invention relates to methods, systems, and devices that use thermal transients to diagnose wear or other damage in a document such as a banknote. In one embodiment, the invention performs various steps including applying a transient heating or cooling stimulus to the document, wherein the document includes...

05/03/12 - 20120106591 - Overhead power connector integrity assessment by application of thermal history detectors
Systems and methods for monitoring the integrity of an overhead power connector are disclosed. The systems and methods may include applying a temperature sensitive material to at least a portion of an overhead power connector and/or an overhead power conductor. The integrity of the overhead connector may be monitored or...

05/03/12 - 20120106592 - Contact detection device for detecting a physical contact between the contact detection device and an object
The present invention is related to a contact detection device (100) for detecting a contact between the contact detection device (100) and an object (800), a method (400), a diagnostic device and further to a computer program. The invention seeks to improve the reliability of contact sensors. The contact detection...

02/16/12 - 20120039353 - Particle dynamics microscopy using temperature jump and probe anticorrelation/correlation techniques
An apparatus and methods for characterizing the response of a particle to a parameter that characterizes an environment of the particle. A change is induced in the parameter characterizing the environment of the particle, where the change is rapid on a timescale characterizing kinetic response of the particle. The response...

01/05/12 - 20120002697 - Impedance calibration circuit
Various embodiments of an impedance calibration circuit are disclosed. In one exemplary embodiment, the impedance calibration circuit may include a control unit configured to generate a plurality of first internal commands for defining an impedance calibration operation in response to an external signal, a temperature-adaptive control unit configured to generate...

11/10/11 - 20110274138 - Microsensor produced in microsystem technologies for the measurement and/or detection of fouling
A sensor (10; 34) for measuring and/or detecting fouling that forms directly or indirectly on a so-called front surface of the sensor, includes the following in the form of a plurality of superimposed layers: -at least one heating element (14) that is able to diffuse, on command, a homogenous, monitored...

09/29/11 - 20110235672 - Thermographic detection of internal passageway blockages
A method of thermal inspection of a component defining at least one internal passageway. The method includes receiving a continuous sequence of thermal images of at least an exit hole defined by the at least one internal passageway at a surface of the component. The method also includes delivering a...

09/01/11 - 20110211611 - Voltage reading technique for large sensor arrays through reduced noise differential path
An active sensor apparatus includes an array of sensor elements arranged in a plurality of columns and rows of sensor elements. The sensor apparatus includes a plurality of column and row thin film transistor switches for selectively activating the sensor elements, and a plurality of column and row thin film...

08/18/11 - 20110200067 - Thermally based system and method for detecting counterfeit drugs
The invention relates to a thermal system for determining the authenticity of a pharmaceutical product, said system comprises: (a) a signal generator and heat/cooling source for applying a temperature variation signal to a pharmaceutical product; (b) a thermal apparatus for: (b.1.) following or during an application of said temperature variation...

06/30/11 - 20110158282 - Method for detecting changes in a vacuum state in a detector of a thermal camera
A method for detecting a change in a vacuum state within a sealed thermal detector package which is a part of a thermal camera, the package housing a thermal detector array and at least one temperature sensor. The method comprises measuring an initial signal from said thermal detector array; concurrently...

06/16/11 - 20110142091 - Systems and methods for structural sensing
Systems and methods related to the determination of one or more mechanical characteristics of a structural element are generally described. In some embodiments, a mechanical characteristic (e.g., a crack, a deformation, an inclusion, etc.) can be determined based at least in part upon the determination of a temperature generated, for...

05/26/11 - 20110122916 - Method to measure the characteristics in an electrical component
A method of generating a function that correlates semiconductor temperature with semiconductor lifetime including applying resonant frequency laser illumination to the semiconductor....

05/05/11 - 20110103424 - Electro-magnetic radiation detector
According to certain embodiments, an electro-magnetic radiation detector includes a sensor coupled to multiple nanostructures and an electro-magnetic radiation indicating device. The nanostructures are adapted to absorb electro-magnetic energy and generate heat according to the absorbed electro-magnetic energy. The sensor is adapted to measure the heat generated by the plurality...

03/31/11 - 20110075698 - Device for analyzing a beam profile of a laser beam
A device for analyzing a beam profile of a laser beam includes a carrier plate, a plurality of first temperature-sensitive measuring elements, in particular diodes, which are arranged in a preferably matrix-like arrangement on a first side of the carrier plate at a plurality of measuring locations, and a plurality...

03/31/11 - 20110075699 - Method for sensing a fluid in a compressor shell
Two vertically offset thermistors for sensing a fluid such as oil and refrigerant in a compressor shell are monitored by a method that takes into account rapidly changing conditions within the shell. The system can determine the fluid's sump temperature, high/low liquid levels, and can determine whether the thermistors are...

03/31/11 - 20110075700 - Method for sensing a fluid in a compressor shell
Two vertically offset thermistors for sensing a fluid such as oil and refrigerant in a compressor shell are monitored by a method that takes into account rapidly changing conditions within the shell. The system can determine the fluid's sump temperature, high/low liquid levels, and can determine whether the thermistors are...

12/09/10 - 20100309949 - Device for detecting abnormality in a secondary battery
There are provided an electrically-conductive connecting plate that connects electrode terminals of a plurality of battery cells; a fastening member that fastens the connecting plate and each of the electrode terminals together; temperature-detecting means that is placed near a fastened portion between the connecting plate and the corresponding electrode terminal...

12/09/10 - 20100309950 - Temperature detector, image forming device having temperature detector, and contamination detection method for temperature detector
A temperature detector has: an infrared sensor located so as not to be in contact with a measured object; an infrared transmission filter which is located between the infrared sensor and the measured object so as to block the infrared sensor from the measured object, and through which infrared rays...

09/23/10 - 20100238969 - Method for determining quantity of peptide compound having phenylalanine residue at n-terminus
The present invention provides a method for quantifying a peptide compound having a phenylalanine residue at the N-terminal, comprising measuring the content of heat generated by mixing 1) a peptide compound having a phenylalanine residue at the N-terminal, 2) cucurbit[7]uril, and 3) a metal ion in a solution....

08/19/10 - 20100208766 - Fluid level indication system and technique
A technique that is usable with a well includes changing the temperature of a local environment of a distributed temperature sensor, which is deployed in a region of the well and using the sensor to acquire measurements of a temperature versus depth profile. The region contains at least two different...

07/15/10 - 20100177800 - Process temperature transmitter with improved temperature calculation
In a process temperature transmitter, a method for providing a process temperature output is described. The method includes providing a measurement current through a circuit including a reference resistor and a resistance temperature device (RTD). A first voltage across the reference resistor is measured while the measurement current flows through...

06/17/10 - 20100150203 - Tempering apparatus with testing device and method for testing a tempering apparatus
The invention relates to a tempering apparatus for the execution of a tempering program for at least one sample, in particular PCR-sample, comprising: at least one tempering block, which is configured for the reception of at least one sample, at least one tempering device, which is arranged for tempering said...

06/03/10 - 20100135352 - Stirring determining device, stirring determining method, and analyzer
A stirring determining device that determines whether stirring by a stirrer, which stirs liquid contained in a vessel using sound wave generated by a sound-wave generating unit that is attached to the vessel, is successful or unsuccessful. The stirring determining device includes a temperature sensor that measures a temperature of...

02/11/10 - 20100034236 - Thermocouple vacuum gauge
A thermocouple vacuum sensor is provided, the thermocouple being surrounded by a gas or mixture of gases the pressure of which is to be measured. Cyclically the thermocouple is heated until its temperature reaches an upper temperature threshold. The thermocouple is subsequently cooled until its temperature reaches a lower temperature...

12/31/09 - 20090323757 - Method for fabricating thermal effect standards
A method for fabricating thermal effect standards includes providing an oven, placing at least one temperature sensor at measurement location in the oven, operating the oven, monitoring a temperature output of the at least one temperature sensor, providing at least one composite material specimen, placing the at least one composite...

12/24/09 - 20090316747 - Energetic material detector
A method of detecting energetic materials, such as explosives, includes energizing a sample area that contains particles of energetic materials. In the method, temperature characteristics from the sample area are monitored, and a temperature released from exothermic decomposition of the particles is detected. The method further includes analyzing the detected...