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US-8,143,908 Biosensor and a method of measuring a concentration of an analyte within a medium
A biosensor for measuring a concentration of an analyte within a medium includes an electrical charge storage and a resistive layer including an electrical...
US-8,143,907 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...
US-8,143,906 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...
US-8,143,905 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...
US-8,143,904 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...
US-8,143,903 Resonance scanning system and method for testing equipment for electromagnetic resonances
A resonance scanning system and method for testing equipment for electromagnetic resonances uses a resonance detection subsystem with at least one probe to...
US-8,143,902 eFuse macro
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,...
US-8,143,901 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...
US-8,143,900 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...
US-8,143,899 Method and apparatus for detecting partial discharges in electrical systems
A method of detecting partial discharge associated with at least a portion of an electrical system, wherein the electrical system includes at least one...
US-8,143,898 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)...
US-8,143,897 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...
US-8,143,896 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...
US-8,143,895 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...
US-8,143,894 Method for operating a resonance measuring system and a resonance measuring system
A method for operating a resonance measuring system, in particular a Coriolis mass flowmeter, an oscillation element is excited to oscillation and the...
US-8,143,893 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...
US-8,143,892 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...
US-8,143,891 System for image acquisition with fast magnetic resonance gradient echo sequences
A system uses a three-dimensional spoiled gradient recalled echo sequence for fat suppression with reduced total acquisition time suitable for acquiring image...
US-8,143,890 Spectral resolution enhancement of magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging
A method and apparatus for enhancing the spectral resolution of magnetic resonance spectroscopic (MRS) measurements include receiving time domain echo data from...
US-8,143,889 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...
US-8,143,888 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...
US-8,143,887 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...
US-8,143,886 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...
US-8,143,885 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...
US-8,143,884 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,...
US-8,143,883 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...
US-8,143,882 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...
US-8,143,881 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...
US-8,143,880 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...
US-8,143,879 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...
US-8,143,878 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...
US-8,143,877 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...
US-8,143,876 Digital regulator in power management
A method and system for controlling a plurality of output voltages.
US-8,143,875 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...
US-8,143,874 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...
US-8,143,873 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...
US-8,143,872 Power regulator
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...
US-8,143,871 Dynamically-compensated controller
A dynamically-compensated controller may generate a switching signal for a DC power supply. The controller may include a feedback circuit having a first...
US-8,143,870 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...
US-8,143,869 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...
US-8,143,868 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...
US-8,143,867 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...
US-8,143,866 Control device for power factor correction device in forced switching power supplies
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...
US-8,143,865 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...
US-8,143,864 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...
US-8,143,863 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...
US-8,143,862 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...
US-8,143,861 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...
US-8,143,860 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...
US-8,143,859 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...
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