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9041869 Sensor substrate, method of manufacturing the same and sensing display panel having the same  
A sensor substrate includes a blocking pattern disposed on a base substrate, a first electrode disposed on the base substrate and overlapping the blocking pattern, the first electrode including a...
9041418 Input device with force sensing  
Devices and methods are provided that facilitate improved input device performance. The devices and methods utilize a first substrate with proximity sensor electrodes and at least a first force...
9035664 Device and method for measuring currents in a bearing  
A measuring method and a device that permit a better evaluation of bearing currents are disclosed. The method uses non-contact measurement of a bearing voltage. A non-contact voltage measurement...
9035662 Method and device for accurate capacitive measured value acquisition  
A device and a method for the capacitive detection of an object which is preferably arranged behind a flat article that is transparent to electromagnetic radiation or a wall, including a sensor...
9024645 Substantially edgeless touch sensor  
In one embodiment, an apparatus is provided that includes a touch sensor. The touch sensor includes a plurality of drive electrodes made of conductive material, a plurality of sense electrodes...
9013194 Capacitive analysis of a moving test material  
The capacitive measuring circuit for a moved elongated test material contains at least two measuring capacitors, each of which is configured for receiving the test material. It further contains...
9013195 Mutual capacitance sensing circuits, methods and systems  
A capacitance sensing system may include a first selection circuit that couples N electrodes of a first electrode set to a capacitance sense circuit; and a second selection circuit that couples M...
9013196 Electric machine  
An electric machine includes a first active part, which has a plurality of active part segments disposed one behind the other in a direction of movement of the electric machine, with each of the...
9003898 Multi-axis sensor  
Provided herein is a multi-axis sensor including: a pair of electrodes positioned such that at least partial areas thereof face each other; an elasticity member having one of the pair of...
9000331 Capacitive sensing system able of using heating element as antenna electrode  
A capacitive sensing system for being connected to a heating element comprises a capacitive detector connectable to the heating element and a common mode choke for essentially preventing...
9000781 Device for the non-destructive testing of an electrically conductive structure  
A device for non-destructive testing of an electrically conductive part including: an induction portion, a receiving portion, and a processor. The induction portion includes an inductor...
8994385 Plural-frequency capacitive occupancy sensing system  
A plural-frequency capacitive occupancy sensing system comprises an antenna electrode and a detection circuit, which is configured to drive the antenna electrode at least with a first and a second...
8988087 Touchscreen testing  
Touchscreen testing techniques are described. In one or more implementations, a conductor is placed proximal to a touchscreen device and the touchscreen device is tested by simulating a touch of a...
8988086 Capacitive sensor array with pattern variation  
Embodiments described herein provide capacitive sensor arrays. The capacitive sensor arrays include a plurality of column sensor elements arranged in a plurality of columns and a plurality of row...
8970232 Capacitive sensor assembly  
A capacitive sensor assembly for a motor vehicle is provided. The capacitive sensor assembly includes a capacitive sensor element which has at least one first electrical conductor element, and a...
8970231 Capacitive sensor assembly  
A capacitive sensor assembly for a motor vehicle for detecting seat occupancy is provided. The capacitive sensor assembly includes a capacitive sensor element which has at least one first...
8970230 Capacitive sensing button on chip  
An embodiment of an integrated circuit device may comprise an integrated circuit package, a sensor element attached within the integrated circuit package, a capacitance sensor coupled with the...
8970229 Capacitive sensor with reduced noise  
A method includes actuating a drive electrode to couple a majority of charge to a first sense electrode, a dielectric panel overlying the drive electrode, the first sense electrode, and a second...
8957689 Capacitive occupant detection system  
A capacitive occupant detection system comprises at least one antenna electrode to be arranged in a seat and an evaluation unit operatively coupled to said at least one antenna electrode, said...
8952709 Method for controlling a capacitive touch pad  
The present disclosure relates to a method for measuring a capacitance of a pair of electrodes including charging the pair of electrodes and transferring the charge between the pair of electrodes...
8952922 Sensing unit, sensing arrangement and sensing method for touch panel application  
Two sensing units are configured as an exciter and a sensor connected to two trace lines, respectively, for mutual capacitance sensing from the capacitance units including these two trace lines....
8947109 Protection device, corresponding method and computer software product  
A device is provided for protecting an electronic payment terminal, which includes at least one printed circuit and one casing. The device includes at least one capacitive detector having a first...
8947107 Capacitance measurement of high voltage device  
Described herein are systems and methods that facilitate the measurement of the capacitance of high voltage devices while shielding an active device involved in the measurement from the high...
8941392 Angular displacement sensor of compliant material  
Disclosed is a sensing device that includes a flexible substrate having an elongated structure extending between a first end and a second end, the elongated structure being compliant material that...
8942937 Linear device value estimating method, capacitance detection method, integrated circuit, touch sensor system, and electronic device  
A capacitance distribution detection circuit includes a multiplexer, a driver, and a sense amplifier. The multiplexer switches states between a first connection state and a second connection...
8941391 Multi purpose capacitive sensor  
A multi purpose capacitive sensor suitable for indicating close proximity of a person to a surface along a large-size truck as well as along a medium-size painting or a pocket-size mobile phone is...
8941395 Integrated passive circuit elements for sensing devices  
Capacitive sensing devices are provided that include a sensing pattern of conductive traces disposed upon the surface of a substrate and a first passive circuit element that includes a metallic...
8937480 High frequency detection device and coaxial cable including the same  
The present invention provides a high frequency detection device that detects a high frequency voltage signal according to a high frequency voltage generated in a power transmission body. The high...
8936765 Automatic analyzer  
An automatic analyzer having a reaction vessel in which an analyte is caused to react with a reagent; a probe for suctioning the reacted analyte from the reaction vessel; an analyzer unit for...
8937481 Capacitive sensing apparatus  
The invention relates to a capacitive sensing apparatus for sensing an object, wherein the capacitive sensing apparatus comprises a capacitive sensor (2) for capacitively sensing the object (3)...
8933713 Capacitive sensors for monitoring loads  
A sensor for monitoring loads in a landing gear torque linkage includes a main pin having an axial interior bore defined therein. The main pin is configured and adapted to engage a torque link to...
8933712 Servo techniques for approximation of differential capacitance of a sensor  
Techniques and circuits are described for approximation of the differential capacitance of a capacitive sensor to, among other things, optimize device operation and power consumption. In...
8922226 Production line detection apparatus and method  
The present invention relates to the field of detection apparatus and/or methods. One aspect relates to an apparatus and/or detection methods for sensing material and/or detection of a...
8901944 Lattice structure for capacitance sensing electrodes  
One embodiment of a capacitive sensor array may comprise a first plurality of sensor elements and a second sensor element comprising a main trace, where the main trace intersects each of the first...
8896325 Capacitance sensing circuit and method of capacitance sensing  
A capacitance sensing circuit comprises a capacitive device having a capacitance, the device initially being at a first voltage level. The capacitance sensing circuit is capable of applying one or...
8896328 Capacitive sensor device  
A processing system for a capacitive sensor device comprises circuitry and logic; and the capacitive sensor device comprises a first plurality of sensor electrodes and a second plurality of sensor...
8890549 Differential sand compaction sensor  
A device with one or more sensors for monitoring the effectiveness of sand compaction on a production line. The sensor's response measures the changes in sand compaction, which is affected by the...
8884623 Methods for determining dielectric permittivity spectrum of underground rock formations  
A method for determining the frequency-dependent dielectric permittivity spectrum of a rock sample, comprising:—defining a series of electromagnetic measurement data comprising at least a first...
8878438 Lamp and proximity switch assembly and method  
A lamp and proximity assembly is provided that includes a lens having a transparent window and a light source disposed to illuminate light through the transparent window of the lens. The lamp and...
8875583 Electromechanical transducer and method of manufacturing the same  
Disclosed is an electromechanical transducer, including: a cell including a substrate, a vibration film, and a supporting portion of the vibration film configured to support the vibration film so...
8878555 Capacitance measurement device for a touch control device  
A capacitance measurement device includes a charging control unit for charging a measured capacitor, a discharging control unit for discharging the measured capacitor, a first switch coupled to...
8878556 Sensing device and method  
A sensing device includes an oscillator, a driver, a switch, a counter and a timer. The oscillator includes an input coupled to a reference capacitor. The driver alternately sources and sinks...
8872095 Sensor pixels, arrays and array systems and methods therefor  
One sensor pixel includes amplifying transistor, coupled between first bias line and data line; switch transistor, operated by control line and coupled between data line and gate of amplifying...
8872525 System, method and apparatus for detecting DC bias in a plasma processing chamber  
A system and method of measuring a self bias DC voltage on a semiconductor wafer in a plasma chamber includes generating a plasma between a top electrode and a top surface of an electrostatic...
8866500 Multi-functional capacitance sensing circuit with a current conveyor  
An apparatus for and a method of sensing capacitance of one or more sensor elements in multiple capacitance sensing modes, including a self-capacitance sensing mode and a mutual capacitance...
8866497 Apparatus and method for determining a touch input  
A capacitive sensor for detecting a stimulus. The capacitive sensor includes an electrode and a processing unit electrically coupled to the electrode and configured to determine the presence of a...
8854063 Method and apparatus for determining a capacitance and/or change in capacitance of a capacitive sensor element  
A method for determining a capacitance and/or a change in capacitance of a capacitive sensor element (C2) comprises the steps of: a) discharging an average value capacitor (C3), and either b1)...
8847612 Integrated test system for a touch sensor  
In one embodiment, a method includes restricting current flow between a node of a touch sensor and each of a drive system of the touch sensor, a sense system of the touch sensor, and a test system...
8847613 Capacitive sensing system  
A capacitive sensing system (1) which includes an electrical charge providing unit (4) like an electret foil for providing a permanent electrical charge at a sensing site (6) of the object (3) and...
8847607 Device for protecting a connector and a communications wire of a memory card reader  
A device is provided for protecting an electronic payment terminal that includes an electronic printed circuit board and a casing. The device includes at least one capacitive detector in a volume...