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9041419 Thermally activated magnetic and resistive aging  
Examples of the present invention include apparatus and methods for monitoring aging of an item. A solid-state structure is located within, adjacent to, or otherwise proximate the item, the...
9037418 Highly selective chemical and biological sensors  
Methods and sensors for selective fluid sensing are provided. Each sensor includes a resonant inductor-capacitor-resistor (LCR) sensor that is coated with a sensing material. In order to collect...
9030187 Nanogap device and method of processing signal from the nanogap device  
A nanogap device includes a first insulation layer having a nanopore formed therein, a first nanogap electrode which may be formed on the first insulation layer and may be divided into two parts...
9029165 System and method for the analysis of DNA sequences in biological fluids  
A method for detecting electromagnetic waves derived from bacterial DNA, comprising extracting and purifying nucleic acids from a sample; diluting the extracted purified nucleic acids in an...
9026395 Specific gravity measuring tool  
A specific gravity measuring tool comprises a portable handheld housing supporting a plurality of electrodes at a fixed known spacing thereon and a display for displaying a determined specific...
9018964 Powder sensor  
A powder sensor includes a piezoelectric element, an oscillator circuit, a first square wave signal generator, a second square wave signal generator, and a phase judgment circuit. The oscillator...
RE45489 Automated high-throughput seed sample handling system and method  
A method and apparatus for processing seed or seed samples includes an autonomous sorter which sorts seed by pre-programmed criteria. Optional features can include a counter to autonomously ensure...
9007050 Soil moisture sensor with improved enclosure  
A wireless soil sensor includes a curved surface and at least two groups of sensor-pin electrodes. A tine-catching block is disposed within the sensor body, near a top of the sensor to protect...
9000785 Transistor test structure  
A test structure may characterize the properties of a transistor including a DC test structure for testing DC properties of the transistor, and an AC test structure for testing AC properties of...
8994358 Method and apparatus for automating the counting of sharps using RFID tags  
In accordance with the teachings described herein, systems and methods are provided for counting sharps returned to a container. An example method of counting sharps returned to a container having...
8994359 Fault detection based on current signature analysis for a generator  
A method of detecting faults in a wind turbine generator based on current signature analysis is disclosed herein. The method includes acquiring a set of electrical signals representative of an...
8981796 Wireless method and apparatus for detecting damage in ceramic body armor  
A wireless damage detector for ceramic armor plates includes an interrogator and a body armor ceramic plate. The interrogator includes an inductive primary coil having a resonant frequency. The...
8981018 Internal material condition monitoring for control  
The condition of internal or hidden material layers or interfaces is monitored and used for control of a process that changes a condition of a material system. The material system has multiple...
8970201 Geocomposite enabling leak detection by electrical scan, and method for use  
A geocomposite for positioning under a geomembrane comprising at least one first geotextile covered by at least one second geotextile at least one electrically conductive textile being positioned...
8970202 Shift sensor and vehicle including the same  
A shift sensor includes a movable member, four movable contacts, seven fixed contacts, and two power supply terminals. Each of the movable contacts is fixed to the movable member and pivoted to a...
8943875 Mopping device  
The invention relates to a mopping device (1) having a mop plate (2), or which a mop cover (3) can be fastened in a replaceable manner, wherein a measuring device (4) for detecting the residual...
8947099 Equivalent power method of reducing the affects of voltage variation during active material actuation  
An equivalent power method for reducing the effects of voltage variation during at least one active material actuation event, includes determining an applied real output based on the ideal voltage...
8941371 RFID sensor devices having drive elements  
An RFID-based sensor is provided with an RFID chip and an antenna electrically connected to the RFID chip. The sensor further includes a sensing material electrically connected to the antenna and...
8937476 Corrosion detection sensor device having coating film and measurement method  
A sensor device includes first and second electrodes, a coating film and a functional element. The first electrode includes a first metallic material in which either a first passivation film forms...
8928339 Methods and systems for automated measurement of electrical bonds  
A structure is described that includes a first faying surface, a second faying surface for creating an electrical bond with the first faying surface, and a sensor operatively placed proximate the...
8901913 Microelectrode arrays  
Among others things, techniques, systems, and apparatus are disclosed for recording electrophysiological signals. In one aspect, a microelectrode sensing device includes a printed circuit board...
8874323 Device and method for generating a control signal  
A device is described for generating a control signal for controlling a passenger protection arrangement of a motor vehicle, having a first acceleration sensor for generating a first acceleration...
8872514 Magnetic sensor, magnetic detector, and magnetic head  
A magnetic sensor comprises a first ferromagnetic body, a second ferromagnetic body, a channel extending from the first ferromagnetic body to the second ferromagnetic body, a magnetic shield...
8860399 Device for monitoring at least a physical characteristic of a building material  
A monitoring device is for monitoring physical characteristics of a building material. The monitoring device is buried inside a block of the building material, and has a sensor to sense physical...
8847608 System and method for a nondestructive on-line testing of samples  
A non-destructive on-line system for detecting a presence of a material in a sample of a substance, including: an MRI device; a flow conduit encompassed by the tunable RF coil of the MRI device...
8845914 Methods and devices for electronic sensing  
The presence of a detectable entity within a detection volume of a microfabricated elastomeric structure is sensed through a change in the electrical or magnetic environment of the detection...
8841924 Fingered electrodes for microfluidic single particle analysis  
The electrical properties of particle solutions can be investigated on a single particle basis by using micro fluidic channels. The impedance can be measured across the channel using at least one...
8841928 Organic EL panel inspection method, organic EL panel inspection device, and organic EL panel  
In an organic EL panel inspection method, to determine whether an organic EL panel is good or bad, a plurality of voltages having different values are sequentially applied to the organic EL panel,...
8829886 Systems and methods for defect detection using exoelectrons  
An defect detection system includes an exoemission sensor having a conductive layer and an insulating layer. The exoemission sensor is mountable to a material of interest and configured to receive...
8829913 Discharge ionization current detector  
A technique for reducing an electromagnetic noise entering an electrode or a drift of a signal due to a fluctuation in the ambient temperature is provided to improve the S/N ratio of a signal...
8816706 Reconfigurable devices containing carbon nanomaterials and methods for using same  
Methods for using carbon nanomaterials to alter the operational output of a device are described herein. The methods can include providing a device that contains a carbon nanomaterial in a first...
8810234 Method of controlling active material actuation utilizing an operational envelope  
A method of controlling and/or predicting the remaining useful life of an active material actuator, such as a shape memory alloy wire, includes obtaining historical actuation data of an inherent...
8786272 Fuel dispenser input device tamper detection arrangement  
A multi-layer tamper detection arrangement for use with an input device comprising tamper-response electronics and memory. The multi-layer sensor arrangement comprises a flexible circuit assembly...
8773106 Capacitance detection in electrochemical assay with improved sampling time offset  
A method and a system are provided to determine fill sufficiency of an electrochemical biosensor test cell by determining capacitance of the electrochemical test cell. In particular, the system...
8749221 Input-output circuit  
A power supply detecting circuit detects feeding of power to a power supply terminal from the outside. A control unit identifies an accessory device connected to the connector based on a detection...
8742773 Capacitance detection in electrochemical assay with improved response  
Systems and methods are provided to determine a capacitance of an electrochemical biosensor test cell of a test strip via determination of a phase angle between an output signal and input...
8742768 Interrogation measurement system and method providing accurate permittivity measurements via ultra-wideband removal of spurious reflectors  
A method and apparatus for determining at least one property of a target material is disclosed. The method is constituted of: providing a time varying signal at comprising frequency content over a...
8736284 Particulate matter detection device  
A particulate matter detection device that detects the diameter and the amount of particulates in exhaust gas while reducing detection error caused by deterioration such as the deterioration of...
8736250 System and method for the analysis of DNA sequences in biological fluids  
A method for detecting electromagnetic waves derived from bacterial DNA, comprising extracting and purifying nucleic acids from a sample; diluting the extracted purified nucleic acids in an...
8736425 Method and system for performance enhancement of resonant sensors  
The present invention related to methods and systems for simultaneously sensing two or more environmental parameters of a sample. Included is an inductor-capacitor-resistor (LCR) resonator sensor...
8698481 High-resolution molecular sensor  
A solid state molecular sensor having an aperture extending through a thickness of a sensing region is configured with a sensing region thickness that corresponds to the characteristic extent of...
8686802 Bias voltage tuning of MEMS resonator operation point  
A method of configuring a device comprising a MEMS resonator includes initiating operation of the device, estimating a first parameter of the MEMS resonator based on the initiated operation, the...
8669755 Geometry sensor and information input device  
A geometry sensor includes: a detection surface including a plurality of polymer sensor elements and configured to detect an external object, the polymer sensor elements being arranged...
8643388 Detection of fuel contamination in lubricating oil  
A method for measuring fuel contamination in oil that uses a material in contact with oil whereby fuel intrusion into the oil will change the electrical, mechanical, and/or chemical properties of...
8616048 Reusable thin film particle sensor  
A microfluidic sensor formed by stacking a plurality of substantially non-electrically conductive layers, typically formed from thin polymer films. Certain layers may carry patterned electrodes...
8593130 Detector, physical quantity measuring device, and electronic apparatus  
A detector is provided that detects a detection signal corresponding to a driving vibration, which excites a vibrator in an oscillation loop, and a physical quantity to be measured. The detector...
8587288 Digital interface for fast, inline, statistical characterization of process, MOS device and circuit variations  
A Circuit architecture and a method for rapid and accurate statistical characterization of the variations in the electrical characteristics of CMOS process structures, MOS devices and Circuit...
8578143 Modifying operating parameters based on device use  
Monitoring aging information for multiple devices. Aging information of the devices may be received. Statistics regarding the multiple devices may be determined based on the aging information. For...
8554312 Interference mitigation in biometric measurements  
A disclosed apparatus includes a first signal line configured to couple signals from a first electrode to a signal detection circuitry for measurement of biometric signals sensed by the first...
8552752 Structural determination apparatus and method  
According to a first aspect of the invention there is provided apparatus arranged to determine an interface between two components that includes a reference electrode arranged to be connected to a...