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Biosensor and a method of measuring a concentration of an analyte within a
A biosensor for measuring a concentration of an analyte within a medium includes an electrical charge storage and a resistive layer including an electrical...
Capacitive occupant sensor
A capacitive occupant sensor includes a sensor mat having U-parts arranged in a first direction and, a second direction perpendicular to each other. The U-parts...
Temperature and pressure transducer
Methods for making and systems employing pressure and temperature sensors are described. Embodiments include a capacitive element including a first conductor...
In-mould molding touch module and method for manufacturing the same
An in-mold molding touch module includes a plastic film, a touch circuit and a molding rind. The plastic film includes an inner surface and an outer surface for...
System and method for testing an electrostatic chuck
The present invention provides a reliable, non-invasive, electrical test method for predicting satisfactory performance of electrostatic chucks (ESCs). In...
Resonance scanning system and method for testing equipment for
A resonance scanning system and method for testing equipment for electromagnetic resonances uses a resonance detection subsystem with at least one probe to...
An eFuse with at least one fuse unit is provided. The fuse unit includes a common node, a sensing unit with a first input terminal and a second input terminal,...
Test apparatus, test method, and integrated circuit
A test apparatus includes an up counter, a down counter, a selector that selects either an up counter output from the up counter or a down counter output from...
Communication system fault location using signal ingress detection
Detecting ingress of a transmitted signal into a cable communication system due to a radio frequency signal transmitted from a moving vehicle and interrogation...
Method and apparatus for detecting partial discharges in electrical
A method of detecting partial discharge associated with at least a portion of an electrical system, wherein the electrical system includes at least one...
Systems and methods for reconfiguring an ultrasound device
Systems and methods (the "utility") presented herein provide for the assessment of acousto-electrical probes, such as their connections (e.g., transducer leads)...
Short-offset transient electromagnetic geophysical surveying
A method for electromagnetic surveying subsurface formations includes inducing an electromagnetic field in the subsurface formations by passing electric current...
Microcoil magnetic resonance detectors
The present invention provides microcoil magnetic resonance based modules, detection devices, and methods for their use. In certain embodiments, the invention...
Coil node voltage outputs for superconducting magnets
In a superconducting magnet assembly a plurality of superconducting coils, joined in series, are housed within a cryostat. A coil node between two electrically...
Method for operating a resonance measuring system and a resonance
A method for operating a resonance measuring system, in particular a Coriolis mass flowmeter, an oscillation element is excited to oscillation and the...
Thin extended-cavity RF coil for MRI
Systems and methods for reducing an amount of space occupied by a radio frequency coil assembly in a magnetic resonance imaging system are provided. In one...
System and methods for active suppression of superior tagging in
flow-sensitive alternating inversion recovery
Apparatuses, systems, and methods for suppression of venous artifacts from superior tagging in flow-sensitive alternating inversion recovery. The systems may...
System for image acquisition with fast magnetic resonance gradient echo
A system uses a three-dimensional spoiled gradient recalled echo sequence for fat suppression with reduced total acquisition time suitable for acquiring image...
Spectral resolution enhancement of magnetic resonance spectroscopic
A method and apparatus for enhancing the spectral resolution of magnetic resonance spectroscopic (MRS) measurements include receiving time domain echo data from...
Simultaneous acquisitions of spin- and stimulated-echo planar imaging
The disclosure provides echo planar imaging (EPI) based single-shot imaging techniques for acquiring spin-EPI (SEPI) and stimulated-EPI after a single RF...
Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and method
A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus includes a movement unit which moves a subject placed in a static magnetic field, a collector which collects data...
Apparatus and method for real time and real flow-rate measurement of
multi-phase fluids with MRI
A method for measuring flow rate of at least one fluid in a multi-phase fluid comprises: providing a magnetic resonance module through which the fluid phases...
Device to test the good working order of a magnetic field generator
A device to test the good working order of a magnetic field generator, and namely a demining coil, such device comprising at least one evaluation means for the...
Surface flaw detection and verification on metal bars by Eddy current
testing and imaging system
An inspection system for detecting flaws on a moving metal (e.g., steel) bar coordinates the operation of an eddy current testing (ECT)-based flaw detection...
Current interface with a blocking capacitor attached to an additional pin
It is described a current interface (100, 200) with a blocking capacitor (128, 228). The blocking capacitor (128, 228) is attached to an additional pin (115,...
Magnetic angular-position sensor
A magnetic angular-position sensor is mounted between two carrier elements that are movable in rotation relative to each other about an axis of rotation. The...
Current measuring apparatus
A current measuring apparatus is disclosed. The current measuring apparatus comprises a power supply unit, an impedance setting module, and a current measuring...
Current measuring apparatus for power supply
A current measuring apparatus includes a shunt circuit, a current detecting circuit, and a signal amplifying circuit. The current measuring apparatus applies...
Dual-range measurement of electrical current
An electrical current measurement system. A sense impedance and a composite amplifier are in electrical communication and together define a trans-impedance...
Meter phase identification
A multi-phase electrical power distribution network includes a substation; a signal generator for providing a different signal on each of a plurality of phases...
Starter circuit, bandgap circuit and monitoring circuit
A bandgap circuit, a starter circuit, and a monitoring circuit for a bandgap circuit including a bandgap reference circuit having a first branch and a second...
Semiconductor circuits capable of mitigating unwanted effects caused by
input signal variations
Semiconductor circuit capable of mitigating unwanted effects caused by variations in a received input signal are provided, in which a main circuit receives an...
Digital regulator in power management
A method and system for controlling a plurality of output voltages.
Method and apparatus to limit output power in a switching power supply
An example integrated circuit controller for a power supply includes a modulator, a drive signal generator, a comparator, and a variable current limit...
Switch-mode power supply (SMPS) controller integrated circuit determining
operating characteristics from filter...
A switch-mode power supply (SMPS) controller integrated circuit (IC) provides ease of integration and SMPS designs. Value and/or types of components external to...
Step-up switching power supply circuit
A step-up switching power supply circuit is provided. Within a delay period immediately after start of operation, a switching element (SW2) is subjected to...
A power regulator for converting an input voltage to an output voltage includes a pass device, a reference signal circuit and an error amplifier. The pass...
A dynamically-compensated controller may generate a switching signal for a DC power supply. The controller may include a feedback circuit having a first...
Methods and apparatus for current sensing
Methods and apparatus for current sensing according to various aspects of the present invention operate in conjunction with a current sensor adapted to sense...
Voltage reference circuit with fast enable and disable capabilities
A circuit for providing an output voltage substantially equal to a reference voltage includes: a low drop-out (LDO) regulator coupled to the reference voltage...
Integrated LDO with variable resistive load
To provide adequate compensation for a wide range of output loads, a low dropout (LDO) regulator has an amplifier, a pass transistor, a voltage divider, a...
Electric power supply device
In an electric supply device of the present invention, since a semiconductor element T1 is interrupted before a drain voltage V1 of the semiconductor element T1...
Control device for power factor correction device in forced switching
Herein described is a control device of a device for the correction of the power factor in forced switching power supplies; said device for the correction of...
Average current mode controlled converter having a buck mode, a boost
mode, and a partial four-switch mode
An average current-mode controlled converter has a buck mode, a boost mode, and a four-switch mode. In one example, the converter operates in one of the three...
Battery charger with overvoltage protection circuitry
A battery charger with an overvoltage protection circuitry is electrically coupled to a power source and a battery. The battery charger with the overvoltage...
Circuits and methods for controlling a current flowing through a battery
A circuit for controlling a current flowing through a battery includes a driver and a filter coupled to the driver. The driver can generate a pulse signal in a...
Circuits and methods for battery charging
A circuit for charging a battery pack includes a power converter and a charger controller. The power converter is operable for receiving an input power, and for...
Charge control device and vehicle using the same
At the time of charging a power storage device from a commercial power supply, electric power from the commercial power supply is applied to a neutral point of...
Single chip microcontroller including battery management and protection
A microcontroller is disclosed. The microcontroller comprises a processor system and a high voltage interface coupled to the processor system and adapted to be...
Power supply apparatus for vehicle
A power supply apparatus for a vehicle includes first and second batteries provided electrically in parallel to main loads, a boost converter provided between...