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SOLAR DEVICE DIAGNOSIS METHOD

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A solar device diagnosis method is disclosed in the present invention and the method is to compare the data in the same one solar device at different time periods, the data in different solar devices at the same time period, and the data of the solar device with the average of the data of the multiple solar devices so as to determine the problem of the solar device. By the aforementioned diagnosis method, the data of the solar devices can be compared in many different aspects to determine whether the solar device is abnormal or not and the power generation efficiency of the solar device is enhanced.



FOREIGN-BODY DETECTION DEVICE AND POWER INDUCTIVE CHARGING DEVICE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A foreign-body detection device has coils arranged next to each other to form ring-shaped sectors. Several coils follow one another both along a circumferential direction of the ring sectors and perpendicular thereto. A power inductive charging device comprises the foreign-body detection device and a power coil arrangement on which the power inductive charging device is arranged.



OPTICAL INSPECTION DEVICE AND OPTICAL INSPECTION FIXTURE THEREOF

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An optical inspection fixture includes a first bracket, a second bracket and at least one loading surface. The first bracket is provided with at least one first arm. The second bracket and the first bracket are separated from each other so as to define a light traveling path that lights can go through. The second bracket is provided with at least one second arm which is separated from the first arm. The loading surface is between the first bracket and the second bracket, and connected to at least one of the first arm and the second arm, and the loading surface is used to carry an optical conversion element.



RESIDENT PRESENCE-ABSENCE STATE DETERMINATION DEVICE, DELIVERY SYSTEM, METHOD FOR DETERMINING RESIDENT PRESENCE-ABSENCE STATE, PROGRAM FOR DETERMINING RESIDENT PRESENCE-ABSENCE STATE, AND TERMINAL FOR DELIVERY

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

In order to provide a resident presence-absence state determination device which determines an resident presence-absence state with a high degree of accuracy, a delivery system, a method for determining an resident presence-absence state, a recording medium recording a program for determining an resident presence-absence state, and a terminal for delivery, the present invention provides the resident presence-absence state determination device including charge/discharge information acquisition means for acquiring charge/discharge information indicating a discharging status of an electricity storage device for supplying an electric power to a load placed in a house and resident presence-absence state determination means for determining a resident presence-absence state of the house based on the charge/discharge information.



Determining a Full Electromagnetic Coupling Tensor Using Multiple Antennas

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A downhole electromagnetic logging tool having two or more antenna groups spaced along a longitudinal axis of the logging tool, each antenna group having one antenna or multiple antennas proximally located or collocated, each antenna group having at least one tilted antenna, at least one antenna group having, in addition to the tilted antenna, at least one transverse or axial antenna, and any given pair of antenna groups comprising at least four antennas is disclosed. The logging tool is disposed in a wellbore penetrating a formation and, while rotating, measures a tool rotation angle, transmits an electromagnetic signal from one antenna group, and receives the electromagnetic signal with another antenna group. Elements of an electromagnetic coupling tensor are determined using the received electromagnetic signal and the measured tool rotation angle, and properties of the formation using one or more elements of the determined electromagnetic coupling tensor are inferred.



Method for marine electric survey of oil-gas deposits and apparatus for carrying out thereof

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A proposed marine electric survey apparatus complex includes a generator line exciting electric field, bottom stations on a sea bottom profile, receiving lines interconnecting the stations. Each receiving line has two measuring electrodes defining a symmetric main space separation equal to the receiving line's length. Two adjacent bottom stations define a pair of electrodes, each electrode is located opposite to the other electrode, providing for measuring the electric field in one point ensuring measurements continuity and uniformity. A proposed method particularly includes forming two uniform continuous networks for measurements with respectively the main space separations and small space separations, determining the generator's location, registering signals received on the electrodes, obtaining data in the frequency and time domains for distance and vertical soundings, plotting a graph of the profile's resistivity along the profile's length, and according to correlations of induced polarization anomalies and resistivity, judging on the presence of hydrocarbon deposits.



VARIABLE RESISTANCE CONDUCTIVE RUBBER SENSOR AND METHOD OF DETECTING AN OBJECT/HUMAN TOUCH THEREWITH

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A variable resistance conductive rubber sensor and method of detecting an object/human touch therewith is provided. The sensor has a sensor body constructed from electrically conductive rubber. The sensor body extends between opposite first and second ends. A first wire is operably connected to the first end and a second wire may be operably connected to the second end, with the first and second wires being brought into electrical communication with one another by the intermediately extending electrically conductive rubber of the sensor body. A microcontroller is operably connected to the sensor body to detect the presence of an applied force or human touch on the sensor body.



METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE CONDUCTIVITY OF A MEDIUM

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present disclosure relates to a method for determining the conductivity of a medium by means of a conductive conductivity sensor, comprising the steps of determining measured values of the conductivity sensor, determining reference measured values of a reference circuit integrated into the conductivity sensor, deriving at least one adjustment value from the reference measured values of the reference circuit, and correcting the measured values of the conductivity sensor by means of the at least one adjustment value.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO SAMPLE CURRENT MEASUREMENTS IN ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Systems and methods to sample current measurements in energy storage assets while reducing bias errors such as aliasing are provided. One example current sampling system includes an integrator circuit that receives the current signal as an input and integrates the current signal to output a charge signal. The current signal is indicative of a current at an energy storage asset of an energy storage system. The current sampling system includes a charge signal sampler circuit that samples the charge signal at a charge signal sampling rate. The current sampling system includes a differentiator circuit that receives the samples of the charge signal from the charge signal sampler circuit and differentiates the samples of the charge signal to output an anti-aliased current signal.



Tractography Framework With Magnetic Resonance Imaging For Brain Connectivity Analysis

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

In white matter tractography from magnetic resonance imaging, a mathematical representation of diffusion (e.g., fiber orientation distributions) is first estimated from the diffusion MR data. Fiber tracing is performed via deterministic or probabilistic tractography where the tract maps and brain regions from multiple atlases and/or templates can be used for seeding and/or as spatial constraints. Field map correction and/or denoising may improve the diffusion weighted imaging data used in tractography.



NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE ANALYSIS METHOD

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Method for analyzing a sample including a species to be characterized and a reference species, includes: acquiring one or more complex free induction decay (FID) signal(s) (S(t)),obtaining a FID spectrum S(ω) by applying a Fourier transform to the signal S(t), with the FID spectrum obtained including two portions, each extending from the resonance frequency of the reference species (F0ref) and respectively on either side of F0Ref, with the frequency of the species to be characterized located on a portion of the spectrum;modeling the signal of the reference species from the real and complex parts of the at least one complex FID signal;obtaining a spectrum Sref(ω) of the reference species including the reference species only,obtaining a modified FID {tilde over (S)}(ω) spectrum;applying a reverse Fourier transform to {tilde over (S)}(ω) to obtain a modified signal {tilde over (s)}(t); calculating the module of the {tilde over (s)}(t) modified FID signal.



Superconducting Magnet Device or Magnetic Resonance Imaging Apparatus

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present invention addresses a challenge of providing a superconducting magnet device that enables it to realize an operation of opening and closing a permanent current switch of the superconducting magnet device at high speed with small electric heater capacity, avoiding an increase in the amount of heat incursion into the superconducting coil by not providing a driving mechanism from outside while enabling it to reduce refrigerant consumption or electric power consumed by a refrigerator, or an MRI apparatus using it having means for obtaining good image quality. The superconducting magnet device including a superconducting coil and a permanent current switch to enable it to realize permanent current flowing with the permanent current switch operated by an electric heater or an MRI apparatus using it has a heat transfer member to cool the permanent current switch from a cooling stage with solid conductivity and a thermal switch, and the thermal switch generates a gap in a heat transfer path including the heat transfer member for cooling and a refrigerator by thermal expansion when an electric heater is electrified.



RADIO FREQUENCY TRANSMIT COIL FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING SYSTEM

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

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 will result in less attenuation to a radiation beam than other thicker sections of the rungs. Insulating regions are also disposed in areas of the radio frequency coil that are bound by adjacent rungs and the conductive loops. Portions of the insulating regions can be configured to provide a substantially similar amount of attenuation to the radiation beam as the relatively thin sections of the conductive rungs.



Birdcage Resonator for Magnetic Resonance

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

In some aspects, a resonator device for magnetic resonance applications is described. In some examples, the resonator device includes a resonator body that includes a periodic arrangement of cells about a central interior region. Each cell includes a dielectric substrate and a conductor disposed on the dielectric substrate. The periodic arrangement of the cells defines a periodic network of inductive and capacitive elements adapted to produce a magnetic field in the central interior region. The cells can be arranged according to various topologies that form various capacitive and inductive schemes. In some implementations, a dielectric substrate and thin superconductor are used, and the resonator device exhibits a high quality factor (Q) and low losses.



MAGNETIC SENSOR DEVICE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A magnetic sensor device includes: a magnet, extending in a longitudinal direction, that has different magnetic poles in a direction perpendicular to a conveyance direction of a detected object having a magnetic material, the longitudinal direction being orthogonal to the conveyance direction; and anisotropic magnetoresistive elements arranged linearly in the longitudinal direction on a detected object-side magnetic pole of the magnet, wherein the magnet is provided with a magnetic material yoke between the anisotropic magnetoresistive elements and the magnet, and the end of the magnet in the longitudinal direction has a greater length in the direction perpendicular to the conveyance direction than the center in the longitudinal direction.



MAGNETIC SENSOR DEVICE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A magnetic sensor device that can prevent an increase in detection error even when stress is applied to a magnetic sensor chip due to heat generation or the like at the time of operation includes a magnetic sensor chip that has a nearly-square shape in a plan view, and a die pad having a mounting surface where the magnetic sensor chip is mounted. Opening portions are formed at positions where four corners of the magnetic sensor chip mounted on the mounting surface overlap, respectively. An area ratio of the opening portions to an area of the die pad is 20% or greater. Also, an area of the overlapped portions with the magnetic sensor chip and the opening portions is 40% or greater relative to the area of the opening portions in a plan view of the die pad.



INTERNAL RESISTANCE CALCULATING DEVICE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An internal resistance calculating device includes a charging unit charging a secondary battery, a voltage measuring unit measuring a both-end voltage value of the secondary battery, a capacitor holding a first voltage value predetermined by the both-end voltage value measured by the voltage measuring unit after charging is started, a capacitor holding, as a second voltage value, the both-end voltage value when charge current is changed for a predetermined current value or more within predetermined time after the both-end voltage value become the first voltage value, a current measuring unit measuring a first charge current value when the both-end voltage value become a threshold-value voltage and a second charge current value when the both-end voltage value become the second voltage value, and a μCOM calculating an internal resistance value of the secondary battery based on the first and second voltage values and the first and second charge current values.



METHOD AND BATTERY SYSTEM PREDICTING STATE OF CHARGE OF A BATTERY

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method and apparatus for predicting a state of charge (SoC) of a battery includes estimating an open circuit voltage of the battery based on an open current voltage model, where the open current voltage model is defined by internal parameters that are derived from a battery voltage of the battery, a load current of the battery for a load, or a first SoC of the battery, or any combination thereof; and predicting a second SoC based on the estimated open current voltage.



METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER CALIBRATION AND TEST

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

In some embodiments, an apparatus includes an automatic integrated circuit (IC) handler having a change kit. The change kit has a plunger moveably disposable onto an automatic test equipment (ATE). In such embodiments, the ATE is configured to receive an integrated circuit having an optical interface. The plunger has a first position and a second position. In such embodiments, the plunger is out of contact with the integrated circuit when the plunger is in the first position. The plunger includes an optical connector operatively coupled to the optical interface of the integrated circuit when the plunger is in the second position.



OPTIMIZED WAVELENGTH PHOTON EMISSION MICROSCOPE FOR VLSI DEVICES

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method for emission testing of a semiconductor device (DUT), by mounting the DUT onto an test bench of an emission tester, the emission tester having an optical detector; electrically connecting the DUT to an electrical tester; applying electrical test signals to the DUT while keeping test parameters constant; inserting an optical filters into an optical path of the emission tester and collecting emission test signal from the optical detector; removing the filter from the optical path and collecting emission test signal from the optical detector. Comparing the images obtained with and without the filter. The filter may be shortpass to obtain emission signal, a bandpass for detecting forward bias, or longpass to obtain thermal signal.



Integrated Circuit Having Receiver Jitter Tolerance ("JTOL") Measurement

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An integrated circuit capable of on-chip jitter tolerance measurement includes a jitter generator circuit to produce a controlled amount of jitter that is injected into at least one clock signal, and a receive circuit to sample an input signal according to the at least one clock signal. The sampled data values output from the receiver are used to evaluate the integrated circuit's jitter tolerance.



POWER MONITORING SYSTEM

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Disclosed embodiments relate to a power monitoring system. In some embodiments, the power monitoring system includes: a sampling device configured to measure patterns of energy consumed by loads included in the power system; an electric meter configured to measure an amount of second energy supplied from a system to the power system; a power supply configured to supply power stored therein or generate power to supply the power system and measure an amount of third energy supplied; and an external server configured to receive at least one of the patterns, the amount of the second energy and the amount of the third energy and analyze the patterns to acquire an amount of first energy for each of the loads. In some embodiments, the external server calculates at least one of the amount of the first, second and third energy.



Integrated Characterization Circuit

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

In an embodiment, an integrated circuit includes a first circuit and a characterization circuit to capture a histogram of the supply voltage magnitude to the first circuit (or other characteristics of the first circuit). In various embodiments, the characterization circuit may: be located near the first circuit; include a sample/hold circuit that may sample the supply voltage in a short window of time and an ADC that is configured to converge to the sampled voltage over multiple orders of magnitude longer than the short window; be relatively small and low power; capture multiple histograms, e.g. one for each mode of the first circuit; support a blackout interval during mode changes; support a zoom feature to a subrange of supply voltage disabled with fine-grain histogram buckets; and/or include one or more comparators to detect maximum and/or minimum voltages experienced over a time interval.



TESTING UNIT AND TESTING APPARATUS USING THE SAME

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A testing apparatus includes a substrate and a testing unit. The testing unit includes a testing pin, in which the testing pin is strip-shaped and has a connecting portion, a first end, and a second end. The first end and the second end of the testing pin are opposite to each other. The first end and the second end are connected to the substrate. The connecting portion is located between the first end and the second end, and the connecting portion protrudes from the substrate to become arc-shaped.



Electrical Contact and Testing Apparatus

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An electrical contact device includes a tubular element, a crown spring in the tubular element, a solid or hollow cylinder slideably received in the crown spring and a coil spring engaged with the cylinder for applying force while the cylinder is pressed against a test item and tor returning the cylinder to a relaxed position, The crown spring holds the cylinder in the tubular element and allows the cylinder to slide back and forth while providing electrical connectivity between the cylinder and the tubular element. An electrical contact device includes a rod-shaped probe having a contact end and a contact sheet fixed to the probe, where the contact sheet has a plurality of prongs bent over the contact end of the probe for providing a plurality of contact points between the probe and a test item.



TEST AND MEASUREMENT PROBE WITH ADJUSTABLE TEST POINT CONTACT

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A probe for making electrical contact with a device-under-test test point includes a body, a rigid member capable of travelling linearly with respect to the body, a flexible arm having a test point contact at one end and fastened to the rigid member at the other end, and a flexible linkage fixed to the body and to the flexible arm. The flexible linkage is structured to cause the flexible arm to bend in response to travel of the rigid member in one direction, and to cause the flexible arm to unbend in response to travel of the rigid member in the other direction. A second flexible arm may be included, the two arms opening and closing to change the distance between test point contacts. A light source may be disposed on a portion of the flexible linkage that simultaneously articulates to automatically track the orientation of the test point contact.



SOLDERLESS TEST FIXTURE FOR TRIMMED COAXIAL CABLE OR RELATED PRODUCTS

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A test fixture for testing performance of a trimmed cable and/or antenna components. The test fixture may be connected without the use of solder allowing for accurate testing or tuning of one or more the antenna components.



Position Calibration Method, Test Circuit Board, Sample Panel and Position Calibration Apparatus

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present invention discloses a position calibration method, a test circuit board, a sample panel and a position calibration apparatus. The position calibration method comprises: Step S1, providing a test circuit board and forming at least one first sample connecting finger; Step S2, making a sample panel comprising second sample connecting fingers corresponding to each first sample connecting finger; Step S3, bringing the test circuit board into contact with the sample panel; and Step S4, detecting whether each first sample connecting finger is electrically connected to a corresponding second sample connecting finger, and when any one of the first sample connecting fingers is detected as in disconnection with the corresponding second sample connecting finger, adjusting a position of the test circuit board and/or the sample panel.



TEST CONNECTOR FOR COAXIAL CABLES

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A connector for terminating a cable including a compressible fitting and a crimp nut. The compressible fitting has an inner passage to receive a portion of the cable and a threaded outer wall coaxial with and surrounding the inner passage. The outer wall includes a first slot extending radially through the outer wall and axially away from a first end of the outer wall. The crimp nut is configured to thread onto the outer wall of the compressible fitting. The crimp nut is further configured, in a first position, not to constrict the inner passage and, in a second position, to radially compress the outer wall of the compressible fitting to reduce a bore diameter of the inner passage and to electrically connect the outer wall with the portion of the cable received in the inner passage of the compressible fitting. Methods are also disclosed.



TEST CONNECTOR RETAINING HARNESS ASSEMBLY

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An electrical system may include a first electrical connector configured to be coupled to an electrical panel, a second electrical connector configured to be coupled to a testing device that is configured to test components coupled to the electrical panel, and a retaining harness assembly that removably connects to the first and second electrical connectors to maintain a secure mating relationship between the first and second electrical connectors.



DIFFERENTIAL SAND COMPACTION SENSOR

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A device for monitoring the effectiveness of sand compaction on a production line comprising one or more sensors. The sensor's response measures the changes in sand compaction, which is affected by the mechanics of the vibration system, changes in the sand properties, and environmental changes. A sensor comprises multiple chambers where the sand is compacted, with each of these chambers having a different difficulty in resisting sand filling and compaction. The difficulty of filling and compacting the sand in these chambers can be controlled using factors such as geometry of each of the chambers and direction of the fill and compaction of sand.



NOVEL CHIRAL METAL COMPLEX AND USE THEREOF FOR ANALYZING CHIRALITY OF CHARGED COMPOUND BY 1H NMR SPECTROSCOPY

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Provided are novel ligand, a chiral metal complex including the same, and a use of the chiral metal complex for analyzing the chirality of a charged compound by 1H NMR spectroscopy. The chiral metal complex of the present invention may be used as the chiral solvating agent to conveniently analyze the optical purity of charged compounds such as various amine derivatives, carboxylic acid derivatives, cyanohydrin derivatives and charged metal complexes by 1H NMR spectroscopy.



MEASUREMENT OF PROPERTIES OF FLUIDS USING MRI

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method of determining rheological properties of a fluid. The method includes: providing an open-bore tube and defining within the bore a three dimensional grid (3DG) of voxels; defining at least an inlet cross section (ICS) and an outlet cross section (OCS); defining a volume of interest within the bore between the ICS and the OCS; obtaining rheological properties of the fluid; applying a pressure gradient to the bore between the ICS and the OCS; and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging the fluid within the volume of interest to determine various aspects of the fluid.



SENSOR ASSEMBLY

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A sensor assembly includes a housing, a shield member, a magnetic field sensor, and a sensing magnet. The housing is configured to be mounted at least proximate to an electromagnetic coil that generates a first magnetic field to cause a movable component to move linearly along an axis based on the strength of the first magnetic field. The sensing magnet is configured to be coupled to the movable component to move therewith. The magnetic field sensor and the sensing magnet are disposed within a shielded chamber defined by the shield member, which is ferrous to shield the magnetic field sensor and sensing magnet from the first magnetic field. The magnetic field sensor detects an electrical characteristic responsive to a second magnetic field produced by the sensing magnet to monitor a position of the movable component along the axis.



ELECTRONIC APPARATUS WITH MOVABLE UNIT SUCH AS DISPLAY UNIT MOVABLE IN OPENING AND CLOSING DIRECTION

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An electronic apparatus which prevents a moving state of a movable unit such as a display unit from being falsely detected. The movable unit is movable in an opening and closing direction with respect to an apparatus main body. When the movable unit is moved with respect to the apparatus main body, a magnetic sensor in the apparatus main body detects a moving state of the movable unit with respect to the apparatus main body by detecting a magnetic field generated by a magnetic field generating unit provided in the movable unit. A Hard Magnetic Material is placed inside the apparatus main body and at such a location that the magnetic sensor is sandwiched between the Hard Magnetic Material and the movable unit being in a closed state. A Soft Magnetic Material is placed inside the apparatus main body and between the magnetic sensor and the Hard Magnetic Material.



SHAFT-INTEGRATED ANGLE SENSING DEVICE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A sensor arrangement having a rotatable driving shaft extending along a rotation axis and comprising a bore extending from a first end face of the shaft along the rotation axis; a magnet arranged at least partially within the bore and coupled to the driving shaft, the magnet configured to generate a magnetic field within the bore; a sensor element arranged at least partially within the bore, and configured to sense a rotation of the magnetic field in response to rotation of the driving shaft; and a magneto-static shield arranged to surround the magnet and the sensor element, wherein the magneto-static shield is stationary with respect to the driving shaft.



METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MEASURING DIP ANGLE OF OPPOSITELY CROSSLY PLACED PAIRED QUARTERED RING-QUARTERED CIRCLE NESTED POLAR PLATES

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method for measuring a dip angle of oppositely crossly placed paired quartered ring-quartered circle nested polar plates. An annular coplanar capacitance measuring head of a sensor unit consists of four quarter round metal plates and four quarter circular-ring-shaped metal plates, the eight metal plates are coplanar and concentric with one another, and a quarter round metal plate and a quarter circular-ring-shaped metal plate corresponding to the same sector angle form a capacitor. Two annular coplanar capacitance measuring heads are arranged on two round insulating substrates, the two round insulating substrates are used as two bottom surfaces of a cylindrical container, the cylindrical container is transversely arranged, and an insulating liquid equal to ½ volume of the cylindrical container is injected into the cylindrical container in a sealing manner. Potential leads extract potentials of the sixteen metal plates and are connected to an input end of a capacitance measuring unit, and the capacitance measuring unit is connected to a dip measuring unit. When the cylindrical container tilts, the relative positions of the two annular coplanar capacitance measuring heads and the insulating liquid are changed, and a dip angle value can be calculated by measuring the change of a capacitance value. Also disclosed is a device for measuring a dip angle of oppositely crossly placed paired quartered ring-quartered circle nested polar plates.



METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR PASSIVE DIE STRAIN MEASUREMENT

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

At least one method, apparatus, and system for determining a distance between layers of a semiconductor device and, if desired, modifying a semiconductor device manufacturing process in view of the determined distance. The system comprises and the methods make use of a test circuit comprising a resistor, at least one of an inductor and a capacitor, a first terminal and a second terminal each configured to electrically connect to a first layer circuit and a second layer circuit of a semiconductor device.



CASING COLLAR LOCATOR

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A casing collar locator including a housing having a first end, a second end, and a passage extending between the first end and the second end, a first cylindrical member having a passage extending therethrough and coupled to the first end of the housing, and a second cylindrical member having a passage extending therethrough and coupled to the second end of the housing, and a coil assembly disposed in the passage of the housing and configured to produce an electrical signal in response to a change in a magnetic field, wherein the coil assembly comprises an annular magnet having a diameter greater than an axial width of the annular magnet.



ROUTE MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A monitoring method and system monitor a transmitted current that is injected into conductive components of a route traveled by vehicle systems, monitor a received current that represents a portion of the transmitted current that is conducted through the conductive components of the route, examine changes in the transmitted and/or received current over time to determine when the vehicle systems are on the route between a first location where the transmitted current is injected into the conductive components and a second location where the received current is monitored, and examine the changes in the transmitted and/or received currents. The changes are examined to identify (a) a contaminated portion of a surface on which the route is disposed, (b) a foreign object other than the vehicle systems that is contacting the route, and/or (c) a damaged or broken portion of at least one of the conductive components of the route.



EXTERNAL STANDARD REFERENCE SYSTEM OF TYPE INSERTED INTO COIL OF HUMAN MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING EQUIPMENT

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present invention relates to an external standard reference system of a type inserted into the coil of a human magnetic resonance imaging equipment, and more specifically, to a system capable of analyzing metabolic components (quantity of metabolites) in a human body without an error and a limited range using an external standard reference analysis method, in order to enhance accuracy of diagnosis by utilizing magnetic resonance spectroscopy of the human magnetic resonance imaging equipment. A system for evaluating performance of magnetic resonance spectroscopy includes an outer container for inserting an RF coil and provided with a plurality of holes; a plurality of inner containers arranged to be inserted into the plurality of holes respectively and capable of being filled with metabolites different from each other in at least a type or a concentration; and a frame for fixing a head of an object arranged inside the outer container.



DEFORMATION SENSING FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE USING PATTERN FORMED OF CONDUCTIVE MATERIAL

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Disclosed herein is a deformation sensing flexible substrate using a pattern formed of a conductive material. The deformation sensing flexible substrate, using the pattern formed of the conductive material, includes a flexible substrate; and conductive patterns in which conductors including a conductive material are arranged and formed to be contactable and non-contact to each other based on deformation of the flexible substrate.



VOLTAGE TRANSFORMER CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR IONIC CURRENT MEASUREMENT OF A SPARK PLUG

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A voltage transformer circuit is described for supplying a spark plug with ignition energy and for ionic current measurement. A transformer of the circuit generates a secondary voltage from a primary voltage and applies the secondary voltage to the spark plug to ignite an electric arc. Using a current effected by the secondary voltage, a capacitor is charged to a breakdown voltage of a Zener diode bridging the same, via a first branch, which leads from the transformer to a first of two sides of the capacitor. The primary voltage is disconnected from the transformer in order to extinguish the electric arc. The capacitor delivers charges for an ionic current via a second branch, which connects the second side of the capacitor to the transformer. A measuring signal of the ionic current is obtained by measuring a voltage drop at a measuring resistor.



DEAD FRONT CONNECTOR HAVING A VOLTAGE INDICATOR

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A dead front connector including an electrical coupling, a voltage tap, a voltage testing circuit. The electrical coupling is configured to electrically connect a power cable to a device. The voltage tap is configured to allow testing for the presence of a voltage between the power cable and the device. The voltage testing circuit is placed within the voltage tap. The voltage testing circuit includes an indicator configured to provide an indication when the voltage is present.



MONITORING SENSOR FOR SEALED SECONDARY BATTERY, SEALED SECONDARY BATTERY, AND MONITORING METHOD FOR SEALED SECONDARY BATTERY

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A monitoring sensor for a sealed secondary battery 1 including a sealed outer casing 21 and an electrode group 22 including a polymer matrix layer 3 that is disposed in the inside accommodated in the inside of the sealed outer casing 21, of the outer casing 21 and a detection unit 4 that is disposed on the outside of the outer casing 21, wherein the polymer matrix layer 3 contains a filler that is dispersed therein and that changes an external field in accordance with deformation of the polymer matrix layer 3, and the detection unit 4 detects change in the external field.



Amoled Panel Test Circuit

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The invention relates to the field of electronic circuit design technology, more particularly, to an AMOLED panel test circuit, by integrating the second test unit, the first test unit and the data line output unit together, and respectively achieves the test of the first test unit and the second test unit of the panel through switching on and off the transistor, avoids the problem that one of the test circuit needs to pass around the end of the panel because the test circuit is not integrated in prior art, which causes big line impedance, and increases the detection rate, and saves the cost.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTIPLE BANDWIDTH ELECTROMAGNETIC GEOPHYSICAL EXPLORATION

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A system and method for electromagnetic geophysical exploration is provided. The system includes a first transmitter (210) configured to transmit a first waveform in a first spectrum and a first receiver (212) configured to sense signals in the first spectrum. The system also includes a second transmitter (220) configured to transmit a second waveform in a second spectrum, and a second receiver (222) configured to sense signals in the second spectrum and minimum-coupled to the second transmitter. The second spectrum has a frequency higher than a frequency of the first spectrum. The system further includes a control portion configured to control the first transmitter to transmit the first waveform, and control the second transmitter to transmit the second waveform after a specified time delay. The control portion is configured to receive signals sensed by the first receiver in the first spectrum, and receive signals sensed by the second receiver in the second spectrum.



Compensated Transmit Antenna For MWD Resistivity Tools

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A transmission assembly may include an electronics package comprising an RF generator, the electronics package having a first antenna output and a second antenna output. The transmission assembly may also include a transmission antenna formed from at least one transmission winding, the transmission antenna having a first end coupled to a first antenna output and a second end coupled to a second antenna output. In addition, the transmission assembly may include a compensation coil formed from at least one compensation winding, the compensation winding wound parallel with the transmission winding, the compensation coil having a first compensation end connected to the transmission antenna output and a second compensation end not coupled.



MONITORING METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING BIOMASS

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Systems and methods for monitoring and improving the treatment of biomass are described.



Comprehensive Cardiovascular Analysis with Volumetric Phase-Contrast MRI

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Processing techniques of volumetric anatomic and vector field data from volumetric phase-contrast MRI on a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system are provided to evaluate the physiology of the heart and vessels. This method includes the steps of: (1) correcting for phase-error in the source data, (2) visualizing the vector field superimposed on the anatomic data, (3) using this visualization to select and view planes in the volume, and (4) using these planes to delineate the boundaries of the heart and vessels so that measurements of the heart and vessels can be accurately obtained.