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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
324252000 Semiconductor type solid-state or magnetoresistive magnetometers 221
324251000 Hall plate magnetometers 109
324244100 Optical 37
324253000 Saturable core magnetometers 27
324258000 Fixed coil magnetometer 18
324247000 Nonparallel plural magnetic sensors 17
324249000 Thin film magnetometers 11
324248000 Superconductive magnetometers 11
324246000 With means to align field sensor with magnetic field sensed 6
324259000 Movable magnet or magnetic member interacts with magnetic field 5
20100156408DC magnetic field interceptor apparatus and method - A hand held apparatus and method for detecting paper currency, within a package, where the paper currency has a ferromagnetic component. The apparatus includes a DC magnetic field source for inducing a DC de-magnetization field in any ferromagnetic paper currency that may be present within a package, and DC magnetic sensors for detecting certain characteristic patterns in the DC “de-mag” field induced by the DC magnetic field source. These certain characteristic field patterns are indicative of paper currency arranged in commonly found arrangements.06-24-2010
20100156407Arragement and method for recognising and classifying preferably hidden objects in object and/or human traffic - An arrangement and method recognizes and classifies preferably hidden objects in object and/or human traffic. Objects relevant to security are recognized, located and tracked through the surroundings thereof in moving object and human traffic isolated in real time. Use is made of a combination of a field generator, the field of which is modified by at least one corresponding object within the scanned space, first sensors which repeatedly record the changes in the field and provide corresponding signals, second sensors which record defined surroundings of the object in real-time with relation to the first sensors and provide corresponding signals and analytical means which correlate and collate the signals from the sensors with each other and which give from the same the shape, spatial position and/or spatial orientation of the object.06-24-2010
20100148772Method and apparatus for measuring electric currents - A method and an apparatus for measuring electric currents include at least one sensor for measuring the magnitude of the field strength depending on the current. The current to be measured is conducted past the sensor at least partially with oppositely directed directional components at the sensor. At least one magnetic field sensor can be used as a sensor.06-17-2010
20110163747HOUSING FOR A MAGNETOMETER, A COMBINATION INCLUDING A MAGNETOMETER WITHIN A WATERPROOF HOUSING, AND A SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOCATION AND REMOVAL OF UNEXPLODED ORDINANCE UNDERWATER - A waterproof housing that encloses a hand-held magnetometer for underwater use and includes a first portion open at one end and connected to a second portion with one end open and accessible through the first portion and terminating at a closed end. The magnetometer has first and second housings and is inserted into the first portion open end so that the second housing is received into the second portion and the first housing is received into the first portion. A base seal is inserted into the first portion open end to provide a fully functional magnetometer protected from water incursion at depth.07-07-2011
20110267050MAGNETIC STUD FINDER - A magnetic apparatus for locating hidden ferrous fasteners includes a holder of a preselected non-ferromagnetic material having a base member and at least one wall member of a first predetermined height. The wall member being fixed substantially normal to the base member and has a perimeter about 30 to 70% of a perimeter of the base member. The apparatus further includes a cylindrical magnet of preselected type having a predetermined diameter and a second predetermined height and having sufficient strength to pull itself to such hidden ferrous fastener across a separation distance of at least ½-inch.11-03-2011
324250000 Electronic tube or microwave magnetometers 1
20110248710APPARATUS FOR MEASURING MAGNETIC FIELD OF MICROWAVE-ASSISTED HEAD - A measuring circuit system in a magnetic field measuring apparatus of the invention has an amplifier and a band-pass filter connected in sequence on an output terminal side of the TMR element, the band-pass filter is a narrow-range band-pass filter such that a peak pass frequency of the filter that is a center is a basic frequency selected from a range of 10 to 40 GHz and a band width centered around the basic frequency is a narrow range of ±0.5 to ±4 GHz; and with the measuring circuit system, an SIN ratio (SNR) of 3 dB or greater is obtained, the SNR being defined by a ratio of an amplitude S of a high-frequency generated signal induced by the TMR element to a total noise N that is a sum of a head noise generated by the TMR element and a circuit noise generated by the amplifier. With such a configuration, an in-plane high-frequency magnetic field generated by a microwave-assisted magnetic head is reliably and precisely measured.10-13-2011
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20110175603Method and Apparatus for Measuring Magnetic Fields - A new ultra-sensitive magnetometer is disclosed and described. The ultra-sensitive magnetometer relies on non-tunneling magneto-transport (MT) and control of MT in organic solid state devices. These organic devices can have different active components as magnetic and non-magnetic polymers and self-assembled monolayers (SAMs). Magnetic field sensors can include a pair of electrodes spaced apart from one another. An organic layer can be oriented between the pair of electrodes to form an organic solid state device, wherein at least one of the organic layer and electrodes is magnetic and when the organic layer is not magnetic the organic layer comprises a self assembled monolayer and the magnetic field sensor operates under non-tunneling magnetic spin transport.07-21-2011
20080303518RAILCAR PRESENCE DETECTOR - A railcar presence detector including magnetic field sensors spaced along the length of a rail track for detecting magnetic field disturbances caused by ferromagnetic objects, such as railcars, passing along the rail track. Each of the magnetic field sensors generates an output signal that is received by a control unit. The control unit compares the output signal from each of the magnetic field sensors to a detection threshold and controls the position of a contact member dependent upon the comparison between the output signal and the detection threshold. Each of the magnetic field sensors includes a test device that is selectively operable to modify the magnetic field near the magnetic field sensor to test the operation of the magnetic field sensor. During operation of the system including the magnetic field sensor, the control unit can automatically activate the test device to assure that each of the magnetic field sensors are operating properly.12-11-2008
20130082696MAGNETIC BIAS STRUCTURE FOR MAGNETORESISTIVE SENSOR HAVING A SCISSOR STRUCTURE - A scissor style magnetic sensor having a novel hard bias structure for improved magnetic biasing robustness. The sensor includes a sensor stack that includes first and second magnetic layers separated by a non-magnetic layer such as an electrically insulating barrier layer or an electrically conductive spacer layer. The first and second magnetic layers have magnetizations that are antiparallel coupled, but that are canted in a direction that is neither parallel with nor perpendicular to the air bearing surface by a magnetic bias stricture. The magnetic bias structure includes a neck portion extending from the back edge of the sensor stack and having first and second sides that are aligned with first and second sides of the sensor stack. The bias structure also includes a tapered or wedged portion extending backward from the neck portion.04-04-2013
20130076350MAGNETIC SENSOR DEVICE - A magnetic sensor device for generating a logic output in accordance with a magnetic field intensity applied to a magnetoelectric conversion element includes: a comparator for inputting amplified output signals of the magnetoelectric conversion element, and outputting a comparison result; and a logic circuit for performing arithmetic processing on an output signal of the comparator. Only when the logic output is changed by a change in the magnetic field intensity, the logic circuit performs successive matching determination of logic outputs a plurality of times. Thus, the variation in determination for detection or canceling of a magnetic field intensity, which is caused by noise generated from respective constituent elements included in the magnetic sensor device and external noise, may be reduced while suppressing electric power consumption.03-28-2013
20130038323MAGNETO-IMPEDANCE ELEMENT AND MAGNETO-IMPEDANCE SENOR INCLUDING DETECTION COIL. - A magneto-impedance element includes a magnetic sensitive member having a form of a line, whose electromagnetic characteristics vary depending on an external magnetic field, a pulse current flowing from one to another end portion thereof in an axial direction. A conductive layer is arranged on an insulating layer provided on an outer surface of the magnetic sensitive member. A connection portion, electrically connecting the magnetic sensitive member and the conductive layer, is arranged on the other end portion in the axial direction of the magnetic sensitive member. A detection coil, outputting an induced voltage corresponding to an intensity of an external magnetic field acting on the magnetic sensitive member when the pulse current flows in the magnetic sensitive member, is wounded around the conductive layer. A direction of the pulse currents flowing in the magnetic sensitive member and in the conductive layer are opposite each other.02-14-2013
20100109660Tunable Random Bit Generator with Magnetic Tunnel Junction - A random number generator device that utilizes a magnetic tunnel junction. An AC current source is in electrical connection to the magnetic tunnel junction to provide an AC current having an amplitude and a frequency through the free layer of the magnetic tunnel junction, the AC current configured to switch the magnetization orientation of the free layer via thermal magnetization. A read circuit is used to determine the relative orientation of the free layer magnetization in relation to the reference layer magnetization orientation.05-06-2010
20120182010MAGNETIC FIELD SENSOR - A magnetic field sensor for measuring a magnetic field at a sensor location has a printed circuit board, including electrically insulating material; a magnetic field sensor element situated on the printed circuit board and connected via electrical contacts to first printed conductors provided on the printed circuit board; and at least one second printed conductor for generating a test magnetic field, the second printed conductor being provided on the printed circuit board and generating a predetermined test magnetic field when a calibration current is applied at the sensor location.07-19-2012
20120217958PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE ADAPTED TO COMPENSATE FOR GYROSCOPE BIAS - According to one aspect, there is provided a method for compensating for gyroscope bias on a portable electronic device having a gyroscope, and at least one of an accelerometer and a magnetometer. The method includes determining a first attitude matrix and a second attitude matrix using data from the accelerometer and the magnetometer, determining a difference between the first attitude matrix and the second attitude matrix, estimating a rotational velocity based on the difference between the first attitude matrix and the second attitude matrix, and compensating for an output from the gyroscope to generate a compensated output that compensates for the gyroscope bias using the estimated rotational velocity.08-30-2012
20120217959ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, AND MAGNETIC FIELD DETECTION DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME - An electronic circuit for detecting magnetism includes: a detection unit in which at least three detection blocks including at least one magnetic field detection element are arranged, wherein by selecting first and second detection blocks from among the at least three detection blocks based on a detection target object, a distance between the first and second detection blocks becomes a distance suitable for the detected target object; a control unit configured to select the first and second detection blocks; and a switching unit configured to connect the selected first and second detection blocks to an output of the electronic circuit based on a control operation of the control unit.08-30-2012
20130057270GENERATOR OF A HOMOGENOUS MAGNETIC FIELD - A generator having at least four coils wound around each of the winding axes, these four coils being spaced out from one another to cancel at least the first derivative up to the seventh derivative of the magnetic field generated by these coils, in parallel to the winding axis, at a central point when they are powered by the same current, and the circumference of each coil is a circle, the diameter of this circle being equal within 2% of the diameter of a circle defined by the intersection between a sphere centered on the central point and a plane, perpendicular to the winding axis of this coil, passing through this coil, the sphere being the same for all the coils wound around the same winding axis.03-07-2013
20120306484MAGNETIC DETECTION APPARATUS - A magnetic detection apparatus includes an IC device, a casing defining a housing space of the IC device, and a resin mold portion arranged on a first part of an outside surface of the casing. The IC device includes an IC package having a built-in magnetoelectric transducer, and lead wires. The housing space is defined by a second part of an inner wall of the casing. A predetermined portion of the second part of the inner wall is defined as a contact region, with which the IC device contacts. The resin mold portion is arranged other than a predetermined portion of a second part of the outside surface corresponding to the contact region. A position of the magnetoelectric transducer is determined by positions of the contact region and the resin mold portion.12-06-2012
20130063140MAGNETIC SENSOR AND CURRENT MEASURING APPARATUS - A magnetic sensor includes two sensor units with curved cores including meshing portions at front and base ends thereof and constructs a ring when the meshing portions mesh together. The meshing portions include main meshing portions that entirely overlap in a completely meshed state where the meshing portions overlap to the greatest extent. Auxiliary meshing portions that protrude inside and/or outside the ring are provided on the main meshing portions at the front and/or the base ends. In the completely meshed state, the auxiliary meshing portions do not overlap the main meshing portions or auxiliary meshing portions of the other core. In a non-completely meshed state where the main meshing portions partially do not overlap, the auxiliary meshing portions at least partially overlap the main meshing portions and/or auxiliary meshing portions of the other core.03-14-2013
20130063141APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING MAGNETICALLY MARKED MICRO OBJECTS - An apparatus is disclosed for identifying magnetically marked micro objects, in particular biological micro objects, preferably tumor cells. In at least one embodiment, the apparatus includes a carrier for at least one micro object; a device for applying a region with a magnetic gradient field, wherein the gradient field comprises at least one zero point; a device for applying the micro object with a high frequency magnetic field, in particular at the site of the zero point; a device for relative movement of the carrier and region to one another; a device for receiving a change in a magnetic flux through the micro object; a device for evaluating the received change in the magnetic flux and for identifying the position of the micro object; and a device for in particular automatically analyzing the micro object.03-14-2013
20090302837NON-LINEAR MAGNETIC FIELD SENSORS AND CURRENT SENSORS - The invention provides a magnetic field sensor or current sensor which can exhibit a substantially linear relationship between the sensor signal and the logarithm of the magnetic field or current. The sensor may be used as a wide dynamic range sensor which can offer a constant relative sensitivity and a uniform SNR over several decades. The design of the sensor device may be implemented in discrete magnetic field sensors or current sensors as well as in integrated current sensors in ICs comprising MRAM modules.12-10-2009
20090009163MAGNETIC SENSING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC COMPASS USING THE SAME - Positive and negative bias magnetic fields are applied to a sensor unit 01-08-2009
20110018531Magnetic Sensor and Method for Manufacturing Magnetic Sensor - A method for manufacturing a magnetic sensor. The method includes forming a plurality of magnetic detection elements on a substrate to form a bridge circuit, forming a protective film that protects the magnetic detection elements on the substrate, forming a plurality of stress absorption grooves near each of the magnetic detection elements by etching the protective film to produce a multilayer substrate including the protective film, the stress absorption grooves, and the magnetic detection elements, packaging the multilayer substrate, and annealing the multilayer substrate prior to the packaging.01-27-2011
20110279113Apparatus and Method for In-field Magnetic Measurements - A magnetic field verifier apparatus includes a magnetic field detection element configured to produce a voltage signal in response to an applied magnetic field wherein the voltage signal corresponds to the strength of the applied magnetic field. Substantially identical circuit boards or units are connected to a central unit or mother board to place magnetic field detection elements of each board or unit in an mutually approximately orthogonal relationship. A microcontroller is in communication with the voltage signal. The magnetic field verifier apparatus is configurable to sense particular field strengths at various frequencies and store the readings to provide the user with a reliable verification that a particular magnetic field strength has been produced in a particular environment.11-17-2011
20110140693INTEGRATED TRIAXIAL MAGNETOMETER OF SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL MANUFACTURED IN MEMS TECHNOLOGY - Two suspended masses are configured so as to be flowed by respective currents flowing in the magnetometer plane in mutually transversal directions and are capacitively coupled to lower electrodes. Mobile sensing electrodes are carried by the first suspended mass and are capacitively coupled to respective fixed sensing electrodes. The first suspended mass is configured so as to be mobile in a direction transversal to the plane in presence of a magnetic field having a component in a first horizontal direction. The second suspended mass is configured so as to be mobile in a direction transversal to the plane in presence of a magnetic field having a component in a second horizontal direction, and the first suspended mass is configured so as to be mobile in a direction parallel to the plane and transversal to the current flowing in the first suspended mass in presence of a magnetic field having a component in a vertical direction.06-16-2011
20110140692Method for determining the sensitivity of an acceleration sensor or magnetic field sensor - A method for determining the sensitivity of a sensor provides the following steps: a) first and second deflection voltages are applied to first and second electrode systems of the sensor, respectively, and first and second electrostatic forces are exerted on an elastically suspended seismic mass of the sensor by the first and second electrode systems, respectively, and a restoring force is exerted on the mass as a result of the elasticity of the mass, and a force equilibrium is established among the first and second electrostatic forces and the restoring force, and the mass assumes a deflection position characteristic of the force equilibrium, and an output signal characteristic of the force equilibrium and of the deflection position is measured; and b) the sensitivity of the sensor is computed on the basis of the first and second deflection voltages.06-16-2011
20120169327SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING MAGNETOMETER READINGS TO CONTROL ELECTRONIC DEVICES - A method and system are provided for controlling an electronic device, such as a mobile device. The method comprises using a magnetometer of the electronic device to obtain a reading; determining whether one or more properties of the reading matches at least one magnetic signature from a set of magnetic signatures, each magnetic signature being indicative of an expected magnetic influence from another object; if the one or more properties match a particular magnetic signature from the set of magnetic signatures, determining one or more actions associated with the particular magnetic signature; and enabling the one or more actions to be performed using the electronic device.07-05-2012
20110285391Ball Having Magnetic Field Sensor and Measuring Method11-24-2011
20120187944PLANAR MAGNETIC FIELD PROBE - A planar magnetic field probe is provided. The planar magnetic field probe increases the sensitivity of magnetic field intensity detection by using a left multi-sensor loop and a right multi-sensor loop formed by a first patterned metal layer and a second patterned metal layer, and decreases the electric field noise coupling by surrounding the left multi-sensor loop and the right multi-sensor loop with a symmetrical shielding metal structure formed by a first patterned shielding metal layer, a second patterned shielding metal layer and a plurality of through vias.07-26-2012
20110316532Screw and method to identify the screw - A screw has a head whose underside has impressions or embossings and faces towards the tip. The underside is divided into at least five sectors of the same size. Three-fifths of the sectors exhibit an identical pattern of impressions or embossings and at least one sector is provided with a different pattern of impressions or embossings or else with no impressions or embossings.12-29-2011
20110285390METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING AN ARRANGEMENT OF GRADIOMETERS - A magnetic screening system uses directional gradiometers with high resolution and accuracy to measure magnetic field signatures of target objects (e.g., gun, knife, cell phone, keys) in a volume of interest. The measured signatures can be compared to signatures of known objects stored in a local database. Various mathematical processes may be used to identify or classify target object signatures. In a network of magnetic screening systems, the magnetic screening systems can transmit signatures to a central signature database, and a management computer can share the central signature database with all of the magnetic screening systems on the network. The magnetic screening system can operate in multiple modes, such as a tracking mode, measurement mode, and self-test mode. Through use of unique processes and designs, the magnetic screening system can achieve a high rate of processing persons for target objects.11-24-2011
20110285389METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENSING A MAGNETIC FIELD - A magnetic screening system uses directional gradiometers with high resolution and accuracy to measure magnetic field signatures of target objects (e.g., gun, knife, cell phone, keys) in a volume of interest. The measured signatures can be compared to signatures of known objects stored in a local database. Various mathematical processes may be used to identify or classify target object signatures. In a network of magnetic screening systems, the magnetic screening systems can transmit signatures to a central signature database, and a management computer can share the central signature database with all of the magnetic screening systems on the network. The magnetic screening system can operate in multiple modes, such as a tracking mode, measurement mode, and self-test mode. Through use of unique processes and designs, the magnetic screening system can achieve a high rate of processing persons for target objects.11-24-2011
20110291649MAGNETO-IMPEDANCE SENSOR ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME - A magneto-impedance sensor element is formed in a planar type structure in which an amorphous wire is incorporated in a substrate. The magneto-impedance sensor element includes a nonmagnetic substrate, an amorphous wire arranged in an aligning direction of a planar pattern that forms a detecting coil, a spiral detecting coil formed of a planar pattern and a cubic pattern on an outer periphery of the amorphous wire, a planar insulating portion that insulates the planar pattern from the amorphous wire, a wire fixing portion to fix the amorphous wire on an upper surface of the planar insulating portion, and a cubic insulating portion that insulates the cubic pattern from the amorphous wire.12-01-2011
20100090691DETECTING DEVICE AND DETECTING METHOD - A detecting device includes a viscoelastic magnet obtained by kneading and molding a magnet material and a viscoelastic material and a magnetic-flux detecting unit that detects a change in a magnetic flux density vector due to deformation of the viscoelastic magnet.04-15-2010
20120187943CURRENT DIFFERENCE SENSORS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS - Embodiments relate to current difference sensors, systems and methods. In an embodiment, a current difference sensor includes first and second conductors arranged relative to one another such that when a first current flows through the first conductor and a second current, equal to the first current, flows through the second conductor, a first magnetic field induced in the first conductor and a second magnetic field induced in the second conductor cancel each other at a first position and a second position; and first and second magnetic field sensing elements arranged at the first and second positions, respectively.07-26-2012
20110267048MAGNETICALLY SENSITIVE DEVICES - Methods and apparatus pertaining to magnetically sensitive devices are provided. A device includes a graphite containing-material (GCM) supported in contact with respective pairs of electrodes. The GCM is subject to a magnetic field. Various levels of electric current are driven through the GCM, while corresponding voltage measurements are taken. Resulting current-versus-voltage data pairs are compared to calibration data for the device. Magnetic field intensities, operating states of the device or other determinations can be made according to the comparison.11-03-2011
20110260722METHOD FOR CAPTURING A CONTAINER OF PLANET-GROUND SAMPLES TRAVELING IN OPEN SPACE - A method for capturing a container of planet ground samples moving in space by a probe also moving in space includes, when the probe is on the orbit of the container, at a distance of a few meters therefrom and the receiving face of the probe is oriented toward the container, generating, on board the probe, a first controlled magnetic field to reduce the angular speeds of the container and orient it in a preferred direction for the capture, and, when these speeds have become negligible and the probe is positioned in the correct orientation, while the probe is being brought closer to the container, a process of attraction of the container relative to the probe is begun using another field whose field lines converge toward the capture zone of the probe.10-27-2011
20110148407ASSEMBLY STRUCTURE OF CURRENT DETECTION DEVICE - An assembling structure is provided which is capable of greatly reducing the material cost, is easy-to-assemble, and can be made smaller. The sensor body is provided on a lower face with a protrusion, which comes into contact with an upper face of the busbar when the sensor body is mounted on the busbar. The busbar is provided with a through-hole passing through the busbar in a vertical direction. A leading end of the protrusion, which passes through the through-hole when the sensor body is mounted on the busbar, is heat-fused and adheres to the circumference of the through-hole.06-23-2011
20090309590MAGNETIC SENSOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF - The present invention relates to a magnetic sensor with which magnetic characteristics are made extremely stable by consideration of an area of contact of a base layer of a magnetic substance and a semiconductor substrate. On a semiconductor substrate a plurality of Hall elements are embedded so as to be coplanar to a top surface of the semiconductor substrate while being mutually spaced apart by a predetermined distance, and above the Hall elements and the semiconductor substrate, a base layer, having a coefficient of thermal expansion differing from that of the Hall elements and partially covers a region of each Hall element, is formed via a protective layer, and a magnetic flux concentrator, having an area larger than the base layer and with magnetic amplification, is formed on the base layer.12-17-2009
20120187945NON-CONTACT CURRENT SENSOR - A non-contact current censor includes a spin valve structure (07-26-2012
20090295379ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD MEASURING APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREFOR - A plate conductor and at least three columnar conductors erected on the plate conductor are provided. At the same time when an electric field is measured by the plate conductor, two components of a magnetic field at the same measurement points as those at which the electric field is measured are measured by a loop formed by the plate conductor and the columnar conductors at the same time. As a result, three components of an electromagnetic field formed of one component of the electric field and two components of the magnetic field are measured at the same point, with high sensitivity, and at the same time.12-03-2009
20100219819APPARATUS AND METHOD OF OBTAINING FIELD BY MEASUREMENT - Above the sample (09-02-2010
20110204884MAGNETOMETER - A magnetometer which includes an elongate reactor in which a sample can be secured in a sample support zone and which is located within a magnetic field space of a magnetic field generator and one or more signal pickup coils. Movement generating means is provided for generating relative movement in a generally linear direction between the reactor and at least one of the magnetic field and pickup coil, preferably by moving the reactor in its length. The magnetometer is characterised in that the reactor is a metal tube having a length which permits its ends to remain external of the signal pickup device during the relative movement.08-25-2011
20110199077FERROUS OBJECT DETECTOR - A three-dimensional magnetic field sensor is used as part of a vehicle detector to monitor plural parking spaces. The detector includes a controller which periodically samples the magnetic field and compares the present field to a prior field. When the difference exceeds a threshold, the change in the field is compared to previously recorded calibration changes to determine which calibration change the present change most closely resembles. The results are displayed to direct customers to vacant parking spaces or to identify spaces which are occupied but whose meters have expired.08-18-2011
20110204885DETECTION OF THE STATE OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT OF A VEHICLE - A method for detecting an on or off state of electrical equipment of a vehicle, wherein the amplitudes of the magnetic field measured in at least two directions are analyzed to isolate the respective contributions of the different pieces of electrical equipment and deduce their state.08-25-2011
20080284423Detecting device for a motor of a ceiling fan - The invention relates to a detecting device for a motor of a ceiling fan. The motor includes a stator, a rotor, a detecting device and a circuit board. The rotor is pivotally installed around a motor shaft and the detecting device is fixed on one surface of silica steel plates of the stator. The rotor has induction magnets, which respectively have their one end to be induced with the detecting device extended with a preset length able to cover at least a detectable range of the detecting device, so as to form a reliable detecting zone between the induction magnets and the detecting device.11-20-2008
20100141249Magnetic Field Sensors and Methods for Fabricating the Magnetic Field Sensors - Magnetic field sensors and associated methods of manufacturing the magnetic field sensors include molded structures to encapsulate a magnetic field sensing element and an associated die attach pad of a lead frame and to also encapsulate or form a magnet or a flux concentrator.06-10-2010
20130214772MAGNETIC SENSOR DEVICE - Provided is a magnetic sensor device, which is configured to connect each terminal of a Hall element to another end of a variable resistor having one end connected to GND by switching of four switches. Thus, a detection voltage level for a magnetic field intensity can be arbitrarily set with a small-scale circuit. The detection voltage level is determined only by the resistance ratio, and hence the influence of fluctuations in power supply voltage and manufacturing fluctuations can be suppressed. This configuration can simplify signal processing and achieve higher-speed signal processing.08-22-2013
20100141248Magnetostriction Apparatus - An electronic device is provided with a magnetostriction apparatus and a main body. The magnetostriction apparatus includes a super magnetostrictor which extracts and contracts in accordance with a magnetic field, a coil and bias magnets which generate the magnetic field, and a housing which maintains the components at predetermined positions. The magnetostriction apparatus is fitted to the main body such that the super magnetostrictor is perpendicular to the face of the main body where the apparatus is fitted. The housing is connected to the main body so that a predetermined pressure is applied to the super magnetostrictor by the main body and the housing.06-10-2010
20110204886MAGNETIC 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 covering the channel, and an insulating film disposed between the channel and the magnetic shield, while the magnetic shield has a through-hole extending toward the channel.08-25-2011
20100259255ASSEMBLING STRUCTURE OF CURRENT DETECTION APPARATUS - An assembling structure of a current detection apparatus includes: a bus bar; a sensor main body having a magnetism detection element which detects a magnetism generated from the bus bar; a housing having a sensor compartment which accommodates the sensor main body; a magnetism shield member mounted externally on the housing; a cover that holds the bus bar and the magnetism shield member by the at least part of the upper surface of the cover and the lower surface of the housing therebetween; a projecting portion formed on the cover, which projects upwards from the upper surface of the cover; a hole formed in the bus bar, through which the projecting portion of the cover is inserted; and a hole formed in the lower surface of the housing, which is adapted to fit on the projecting portion which passes through the hole in the bus bar.10-14-2010
20100259254SENSOR DEVICE FOR TARGET PARTICLES IN A SAMPLE - The invention relates to a sensor device (10-14-2010
20090184709Method for Interference Suppression in a Measuring Device - The present invention describes a method enabling one to shield a device that measures weak biomagnetic signals from strong magnetic interference fields. The measurement sensors are provided with a feedback compensation loop, the difference signal of which is obtained from the measurement sensors themselves. As the actuator of the feedback function, one or more coils are responsible for eliminating, the external interference fields in the region of the sensors. Difference signals can be generated as a linear combination from the signals of two or more sensors. In the control logic, the SSS method can be used to numerically separate the biomagnetic signal being measured from the signals produced by the sources—compensation coils and interference sources—disposed outside the measurement region. The interference suppression can be enhanced by placing the assembly of sensors and the actuators within a magnetically shielding room.07-23-2009
20090015250RESONATOR-BASED MAGNETIC FIELD SENSOR - The resonator-based magnetic field sensor system has an oscillatory member as resonator, means for driving an electrical current through said resonator such that its resonance frequency is altered by an external magnetic field to be measured (measurand), and means for detecting or measuring said altered resonance frequency. A secondary excitation of the resonator is effected to determine the said altered resonance frequency from which the measurand can be deduced. In the preferred embodiment, the secondary excitation is included in a closed loop, thus creating an oscillator vibrating at the altered resonance frequency. Though it is known to use the oscillation amplitude of a suitable resonator for this purpose, the novel sensor system identifies and/or measures the frequency (not the amplitude) of the oscillation, which is a function of the magnetic field to be measured.01-15-2009
20090243606Sensor Arrangement, Integrated Chip Component with the Sensor Arrangement, and Measurement Method - A sensor arrangement has a sensor array (SA) with a first, a second, and a third sensor focus (SSP10-01-2009
20110227566METHODS FOR DETECTING AND IMAGING MAGNETIC METALLOPROTEINS - The invention provides a method for detecting and imaging magnetic metalloproteins. A substrate is provided. A plurality of magnetic metalloproteins are formed on the substrate. The magnetic metalloproteins are detected and imaged by magnetic force microscopy (MFM) to obtain topographic images, phase images and MFM images of the magnetic metalloproteins.09-22-2011
20110227567Sensor Arrangement and Method for Operating a Sensor Arrangement - A sensor arrangement comprises a first, a second and a third magnetic field sensor that are arranged along a curved principal direction. A first combination means is connected to the first and second magnetic field sensors and a first channel signal can be derived from the signals of the first and second magnetic field sensors by the first combination means. A second combination means is connected to the first, second and third magnetic field sensors (SM09-22-2011
20090315547Magnetic Field Sensor Arrangement and Method for Non-Contact Measurement of a Magnetic Field - A magnetic field sensor arrangement (12-24-2009
20100188077APPARATUS FOR CHARACTERIZING A MAGNETIC FIELD IN A MAGNETICALLY ENHANCED SUBSTRATE PROCESSING SYSTEM - Embodiments of sensor devices for characterizing magnetic fields formed in substrate processing systems and methods of use thereof are provided herein. In some embodiments, an apparatus for characterizing a magnetic field in a substrate processing system may include a carrier having a form substantially similar to a substrate to be processed in the substrate processing system. One or more magnetic sensors are disposed on the carrier for measuring a magnitude of a magnetic field formed in the processing system in an x-, y-, and z-direction. A microprocessor is coupled to the one or more magnetic sensors to sample data representative of the magnitude of the magnetic field in the x-, y-, and z-directions proximate a position of each sensor. A memory device is coupled to the microprocessor for storing the sampled data. A power source is provided to supply power to each magnetic sensor and the microprocessor.07-29-2010
20100013470RESIDUAL MAGNETIC FLUX DETERMINING APPARATUS - A residual magnetic flux measurement apparatus measures residual magnetic fluxes by using a transformer-voltage measurement means for measuring transformer voltages; a voltage delay means for delaying the measured signals; a DC-voltage-component calculation means for calculating DC voltage components from the latest transformer-voltage signals for a predetermined time period based on calculation-control signals; a voltage integration means for calculating voltage-integration signals by performing voltage integration of signals obtained after separating the DC voltage components from present transformer-voltage signals; a magnetic-flux DC-component calculation means for calculating magnetic-flux DC-components from the latest voltage-integration signals for a predetermined time period based on the calculation-control signals; a magnetic flux calculation means for obtaining magnetic flux signals in which the magnetic-flux DC-components are separated from present voltage-integration signals; and a control means for obtaining residual magnetic fluxes based on contact signals, an interruption mode, the transformer-voltage signals, and the magnetic flux signals.01-21-2010
20100277164Method and apparatus for signal recovery - Method and system for detecting magnetic contaminants in products (11-04-2010
20100141250MAGNETIC SENSOR MODULE - In a magnetic sensor module, using die-bond resin as a joining material, a Z-axis magnetic sensor is mounted onto a substrate having a wire formed on its principal surface. The Z-axis magnetic sensor having electrode pads formed on its bottom surface is tilted by 90 degrees and mounted onto the substrate. Therefore, the electrode pads are positioned at a side surface thereof. A joining material accommodation area which the die-bond resin can fill is provided at the surface of the Z-axis magnetic sensor opposing the principal surface of the substrate. This joining material accommodation area has a grooved structure. At the surface of the Z-axis magnetic sensor opposing the principal surface of the substrate, the grooved structure is provided at an end portion near the wire formed on the substrate.06-10-2010
20100295546GRADIENT SENSOR OF A COMPONENT OF A MAGNETIC FIELD WITH PERMANENT MAGNET - A gradient sensor of a component of a magnetic field comprising at least one elementary sensor comprising a deformable mass (11-25-2010
20110001473ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE DETECTION METHODS AND APPARATUS - Methods and apparatus for detecting an electromagnetic wave are provided. A device for use in an electromagnetic wave detector includes a first device layer having a first contact, a second device layer having a second contact, and a tunnel barrier layer and a resonating magnetic layer formed between the first and second device layers. The resonating magnetic layer produces a spin current responsive to an electromagnetic wave that extends into the first and second device layers. A charge differential present between the first and second contacts is dependent on the spin current.01-06-2011
20110043200Current sensing device and manufacturing method of the same - A current sensing device and a manufacturing method of the same are disclosed. The current sensing device includes: a core having a gap; and a magnetic sensor inserted in the gap. The core includes a first core member and a second core member each made of a grain-oriented magnetic steel sheet having a magnetization easy axis. The first and second core members are stacked into a multiple layer structure so that a direction of the magnetization easy axis of the first core member and that of the second core member are perpendicular to each other. The first core member has a first trap part. The second core member has a second trap part.02-24-2011
20110241662MAGNETIC SENSOR DEVICE - Provided is a magnetic sensor device capable of suppressing a variation in determination for detection or canceling of a magnetic field intensity, which is caused by noise generated from respective constituent elements included in the magnetic sensor device and external noise, to thereby achieve high-precision magnetic reading. The magnetic sensor device includes: a first D-type flip-flop and a second D-type flip-flop each having an input terminal connected to an output terminal of a comparator; an XOR circuit having a first input terminal and a second input terminal which are connected to an output terminal of the first D-type flip-flop and an output terminal of the second D-type flip-flop, respectively; a selector circuit; and a third D-type flip-flop having an input terminal connected to an output terminal of the selector circuit. The selector circuit includes: a first input terminal (A) and a second input terminal (B) which are connected to the output terminal of the second D-type flip-flop and an output terminal of the third D-type flip-flop, respectively; and a select terminal connected to an output terminal of the XOR circuit. The selector circuit selectively outputs input signals from the first input terminal (A) and the second input terminal (B), according to an output of the XOR circuit.10-06-2011
20110080164MAGNETO-SENSITIVE WIRE, MAGNETO-IMPEDANCE ELEMENT AND MAGNETO-IMPEDANCE SENSOR - The magneto-sensitive wire of the invention has a vortex-spin structure and hence includes no magnetic domain walls, so that the magneto-sensitive wire of the invention has an excellent hysteresis characteristic exhibiting nearly zero hysteresis. Therefore, the linearity related to the output voltage characteristic for the applied magnetic field in the determination range of an MI sensor is significantly improved as compared to MI sensors using the conventional magneto-sensitive wires. Using the magneto-sensitive wire of the invention makes it possible to provide a magneto-impedance (MI) element exhibiting a higher precision than the conventional ones and further provide a sensor using such an MI element.04-07-2011
20090322323Intraluminal Magneto Sensor System and Method of Use12-31-2009
20110248709Magnetic Pole Detection System and Magnetic Pole Detection Method - A magnetic sensor array including a plurality of magnetic sensors detects a phase regarding a magnetic pole of a magnetic pole array including magnetic poles of N and S arranged alternately. A pitch identification unit detects a pitch number of the magnetic pole currently being detected by the magnetic sensor array, in the magnetic pole array.10-13-2011
20110101972Gradient Magnetometer Atom Interferometer - Measuring a magnetic gradient according to the present invention includes generating a beam of like atoms with magnetic sublevels, applying a first pulse of electro-magnetic radiation to the beam of atoms to create a coherent superposition of the magnetic sublevels in the atoms in which the superposition results in a plurality of beams following separate paths and in which at least two of the paths are arms of an interferometer, applying a second pulse of electromagnetic radiation to both beams of atoms a time T later with characteristics substantially similar to the first pulse and in which the product of the Rabi frequency and T now must equal π (versus π/2 in the first pulse), whereby the states of the atoms in the two arms of the interferometer are coherently interchanged and are redirected towards each other. The beams of atoms are then recombined by apply a third pulse of electromagnetic radiation a time T±Δt after the second pulse with characteristics substantially similar to the first pulse such that the paths form a closed loop. Then, a detecting pulse of light is used to detect the number of atoms in one magnetic sublevel versus another magnetic sublevel.05-05-2011
20110074402MAGNETIC SENSOR MODULE - In a magnetic sensor module, using die-bond resin as a joining material, a Z-axis magnetic sensor is mounted onto a substrate having a wire formed on its principal surface. The Z-axis magnetic sensor having electrode pads formed on its bottom surface is tilted by 90 degrees and mounted onto the substrate. Therefore, the electrode pads are positioned at a side surface thereof. A joining material accommodation area which the die-bond resin can fill is provided at the surface of the Z-axis magnetic sensor opposing the principal surface of the substrate. This joining material accommodation area has a grooved structure. At the surface of the Z-axis magnetic sensor opposing the principal surface of the substrate, the grooved structure is provided at an end portion near the wire formed on the substrate.03-31-2011
20100321013Magnetic-field analyzing apparatus and magnetic-field analyzing program - A first equation is created, using the physical property data of a user-specified target to be analyzed, to calculate a first magnetic field due to a current vector in the target to be analyzed in such a manner that a finite element method and a boundary integral method are applicable to the first equation. A second equation is created, using the physical property data of the user-specified target to be analyzed, to calculate a second magnetic field due to a magnetization vector in the target to be analyzed in such a manner that the finite element method and the boundary integral method are applicable to the second equation. A first magnetic field and a second magnetic field are calculated using the first equation and the second equation, respectively. The sum of the first magnetic field and the second magnetic field is set to the magnetic field of the target.12-23-2010
20110084692Magnetic-disturber detection method and detector, object-localizing method and system, recording medium for these methods - This method for detecting a magnetic disturber method comprises: 04-14-2011
20100026286SENSOR SYSTEM AND METHOD - A sensing system includes a conductor with a current flow path therethrough. A first location of the conductor defines a first cross-sectional area and a second location defines a second cross-sectional area, wherein a current flowing through the conductor establishes magnetic field lines having strengths that vary according the conductor cross-sectional area. A plurality of sensors include a first and second sensors situated proximate the first and second locations, respectively, and configured to measure the magnetic field lines at their respective locations.02-04-2010
20090058410REED RELAY FOR MAGNETIC FIELD MEASUREMENT - An apparatus for measuring a strength of a magnetic field, including a switch including contacts configured to change position when a switching threshold is reached, wherein the switching threshold is reached by modifying an external magnetic field around the switch, and a coil wound around the switch, wherein the coil is used to modify the external magnetic field, wherein a first current is driven through the coil wound around the switch until a first switching threshold is obtained, wherein a second current is driven through the coil wound around the switch until a second switching threshold is obtained, and wherein a value of the first current when the first switching threshold is reached and a value of the second current when the second switching threshold is reached are used to determine the strength of the magnetic field.03-05-2009
20100013469Method and Device for Simultaneous Measurement of Magnetostriction and Magnetization - Since a measurement of a magnetostriction is accompanied by a measurement of a magnetization of a sample to be measured, the magnetostriction and the magnetization are measured by separately prepared devices, with efforts for observing the coextensive volumes of the sample. Measurements of the magnetostriction and the magnetization are difficult due to the difficulty of correction and calibration. The value of macroscopic external mode magnetostrictive coefficient cannot be correctly determined at low temperature regions. A convenient method which enables the measurement of the magnetostriction and the magnetization simultaneously at the coextensive volumes of the sample, is developed by combining the method of the measurement of the magnetostriction by an X-ray diffraction method an the method of the X-ray magnetic diffraction method. This method comprises the steps of measuring the relative diffraction intensity change (δ) at ascending magnetic field and the descending magnetic field respectively in the magnetic field at the coextensive volumes of the sample, obtaining asymmetry component δ01-21-2010
20090174400Arrangement for Non-Contact Defined Movement of at Least One Magnetic Body - The invention relates to an arrangement for the non-contact defined movement of at least one magnetic body, free to move in at least one dimension. A simple arrangement of this type, taking up a reduced volume, of universal application, for both positioning and orientation and also for energy generation and transmission, can be achieved, by means of arranging the body with a magnetic moment in the primary magnetic field of at least one permanent magnet which moves in a defined manner, said body having a secondary magnetic field extending from the body, aligned with the primary magnetic field. At least one magnetic field sensor is provided to record the secondary magnetic field in any position of the body.07-09-2009
20120038355MAGNETIC SENSOR AND MAGNETIC DETECTION APPARATUS - A magnetic sensor is provided with a channel of a semiconductor, a first insulating film and a metal body arranged opposite to each other with the channel in between, a ferromagnet provided on the first insulating film, a first reference electrode connected to the metal body, a second reference electrode connected to the metal body, a magnetic shield covering a portion opposed to the ferromagnet in the channel, and a second insulating film provided between the channel and the magnetic shield. The magnetic shield has a through hole extending toward the portion opposed to the ferromagnet in the channel.02-16-2012
20100102809DIFFERENTIAL GRADIOMETRIC MAGNETOMETER, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE - A three-dimensional real-time differential gradiometric magnetometer (DGM) array, system and method of use. The DGM exploits differential and gradiometric parametrics of an induced magnetic field anomaly surrounding an object interacting with an applied magnetic field. The DGM integrates differential magnetic field measurement with gradiometric magnetic field measurement into a single system. The DGM detects, locates and maps objects, while simultaneously measuring the distance between the DGM detection array and the object, axial orientation, apparent magnetic mass and magnetic moment. The DGM employs a signal processing technique to nullify source noise from the earth's magnetic field, external radio frequency transmissions and electromagnetic noise. A linear geometric architecture comprising a plurality of magnetometers forming the array enables the DGM to collect information directly in the spatial domain. The DGM is capable of capturing the complete field anomaly contour in three dimensions while the array traverses over, under or adjacent to an object.04-29-2010
20110050217MAGNETIC FLUX DETECTION APPARATUS - A magnetic flux detection apparatus and a system with the magnetic flux detection apparatus are provided. The magnetic flux detection apparatus includes the magnetic material, at least one heated or cooled magneto caloric effect material (MCEM), a permanent magnetic element, at least one magnetic sensing element, and at least one amount of magnetic flux or magnetic flux path. The heated or cooled magneto caloric effect material is disposed to the magnetic material. The amount of magnetic flux or magnetic flux path is formed and passing through the permanent magnetic element, the cooled magneto caloric effect material, and the first portion of the magnetic material. A magnetic sensing element senses the amount of the magnetic flux or the magnetic flux path for outputting a sensing voltage and a corresponding sensing voltage value so as to apply the best thermal energy-applying algorithm into the magnetic system to output power efficiently.03-03-2011
20110050216Method And System For Limiting Interference In Magnetometer Fields - Magnetometer systems, and associated methods, are provided including a first magnetometer adapted to generate an external magnetic field having a characteristic that is varied over time, and a second magnetometer adapted to receive the magnetic field and generate at least one magnetometer signal representing a change in the magnetic field. In one embodiment, the magnetic field characteristic includes the frequency of the generated magnetic field. In another embodiment, the magnetic field characteristic includes the frequency period of the magnetic field.03-03-2011
20110050215SYSTEM FOR APPLYING MAGNETIC FORCES TO A BIOSENSOR SURFACE BY MECHANICALLY MOVING AT LEAST ONE MAGNET - A magnetic system for biosensors or a biosystem, wherein magnetic particles that interact with molecules are brought into a magnetic field, in order to be influenced via magnetic attraction or repulsion forces. The external magnetic field is varied by mechanically moving the magnetic poles of at least one magnetic relative to the sensor or at least its surface to allow the magnetic force to be switched between effective attraction towards the sensor surface and effective repulsion away from the sensor surface.03-03-2011
20110050214SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING MAGNETIC FIELD STRENGTH USING A MECHANICAL RESONATOR - Methods and apparatus for measuring magnetic field are provided. A resonator having a resonant frequency is that varies as a function of magnetic field is driven with a drive signal, and produces an output that is converted to electrical form. This output is then processed to isolate interference components due to the drive signal and to produce a sense signal. The sense signal is the processed to produce the drive signal. The sense signal is also processed to produce an output representative of the magnetic field.03-03-2011
20100097058STRAIN-BASED CARBON NANOTUBE MAGNETOMETER - A carbon nanotube magnetometer including a system and method of making the same that includes a single-walled carbon nanotube network formed on a substrate. Electrodes are deposited on opposite ends of the network and a magnetic needle is deposited on the network between the electrodes. A trench is formed under the network in the substrate to facilitate movement of the needle.04-22-2010
20110316531DEVICE FOR MEASURING THE DIRECTION AND/OR STRENGTH OF A MAGNETIC FIELD - A device for measuring the direction and/or strength of a magnetic field is described which includes a first sensor for detecting a first component of the magnetic field in a first spatial direction, a second sensor for detecting a second component of the magnetic field in a second spatial direction, and a third sensor for detecting a third component of the magnetic field in a third spatial direction, the first sensor containing at least one Hall sensor and the second and/or third sensors containing at least one fluxgate sensor.12-29-2011
20110101973SENSOR SYSTEM AND METHOD - A sensing system includes a conductor with a current flow path therethrough configured such that a current flowing through the conductor establishes an inhomogeneous magnetic field. A first pair of sensors is situated a first location having a first sensitivity, a second pair of sensors is situated at a second location having a second sensitivity lower than the first sensitivity. The first and second pairs of sensors are configured to measure the inhomogeneous magnetic field at their respective locations.05-05-2011
20110156700SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSESSING INTERFERENCE TO A SIGNAL CAUSED BY A MAGNETIC FIELD - The present invention is directed to a system and method for assessing interference to a signal caused by magnetic field. The system includes a magnetic field generator configured to generate a magnetic field. The system further includes a first magnetic field sensor configured to detect a magnetic field and to generate a first signal representative of the magnetic field detected thereby. The system still further includes a second magnetic field sensor. The second magnetic field sensor is configured to detect a magnetic field and to generate a second signal representative of the magnetic field detected by the second magnetic field sensor. The system yet still further includes a processor. The processor is configured to receive and process the second signal to determine whether said magnetic field detected by said second magnetic field sensor may cause distortion to said first signal, as well as the magnitude of such distortion.06-30-2011
20110156701ROTATING MAGNETIC FIELD FOR IMPROVED DETECTION IN CLUSTER ASSAYS - In a method of performing a cluster assay, a suspension (06-30-2011
20120007597MICROMACHINED OFFSET REDUCTION STRUCTURES FOR MAGNETIC FIELD SENSING - A micromachined magnetic field sensor integrated with electronics is disclosed. The magnetic field sensors utilize Hall-effect sensing mechanisms to achieve 3-axis sensing. A Z axis sensor can be fabricated either on a device layer or on a conventional IC substrate with the design of conventional horizontal Hall plates. An X and Y axis sensor are constructed on the device layer. In some embodiments, a magnetic flux concentrator is applied to enhance the performance of the magnetic field sensor. In some embodiments, the magnetic field sensors are placed on slope sidewalls to achieve 3-axis magnetic sensing system. In some embodiments, a stress isolation structure is incorporated to lower the sensor offset. The conventional IC substrate and device layer are connected electrically to form a 3-axis magnetic sensing system. The magnetic field sensor can also be integrated with motion sensors that are constructed in the similar technology.01-12-2012
20110095754METHOD FOR MAKING A MAGNETIC FIELD SENSOR AND MAGNETIC FIELD SENSOR THUS OBTAINED - A method for manufacturing a field sensor including a series of n probes, in which n>=3, each formed of a core of magnetic alloys associated with a coil. According to the invention, the method includes the steps of ensuring the deposit of cores of magnetic alloys onto a non-magnetic substrate, on at least part or the entirety of a surface corresponding to a series of n strips extending along axes (x, y, z) concurrent at an intersection and connected by an intersection region (z), before or after this deposit, cutting out the n strips in the substrate leaving them connected to the substrate by at least one attachment, assembling each strip with a coil, and folding at least one strip along a fold line perpendicular to the axis thereof.04-28-2011
20120206134MEMS OSCILLATING MAGNETIC SENSOR AND METHOD OF MAKING - A microelectromechanical system (MEMS) device for sensing a magnetic field comprising: a base; a cantilever attached to the base structure at a first end and movable at a second end, the second end oscillating at a predetermined frequency upon application of a current; a magnetic sensor attached to the movable second end; at least one flux concentrator mounted on the base adapted to transfer magnetic flux to the sensor; whereby when the current is applied, the oscillation of the cantilever causes the sensor to oscillate between the lines of flux transferred from the at least one flux concentrator resulting in the shift of the frequency of the sensed magnetic field to the predetermined frequency. The invention further comprises a method of making the MEMS device.08-16-2012
20120062220AGGREGATED SPIN-TORQUE NANO-OSCILLATORS - A nano-oscillator magnetic wave propagation system has a group of aggregated spin-torque nano-oscillators (ASTNOs), which share a magnetic propagation material. Each of the group of ASTNOs is disposed about an emanating point in the magnetic propagation material. During a non-wave propagation state of the nano-oscillator magnetic wave propagation system, the magnetic propagation material receives a polarizing magnetic field. During a wave propagation state of the nano-oscillator magnetic wave propagation system, each of the group of ASTNOs initiates spin waves through the magnetic propagation material, such that a portion of the spin waves initiated from each of the group of ASTNOs combine to produce an aggregation of spin waves emanating from the emanating point. The aggregation of spin waves may provide a sharper wave front than wave fronts of the individual spin waves initiated from each of the group of ASTNOs.03-15-2012
20120013331Method for Producing a Current Metering Device - A method for producing a current metering device with current conductor optionally made of aluminum or aluminum alloy, which has a middle section in the form of a bar and two end sections with flattened areas, and is bent between one end section at a time and the middle section, a magnetic module which has a bushing which holds the current conductor, and two copper or copper alloy sleeves which are applied at least to parts of the end sections of the current conductor.01-19-2012
20120013332MAGNETIC DETECTION DEVICE - A magnetic detection device of the present invention includes at least one pair of first magnetosensitive bodies each comprising a soft magnetic material extending in a first axis direction and being sensitive to an external magnetic field oriented in the first axis direction; and a magnetic field direction changer comprising a soft magnetic material and changing an external magnetic field oriented in a different axis direction from the first axis direction into a measurement magnetic field having a component in the first axis direction which can be detected by the at least one pair of first magnetosensitive bodies. With this magnetic detection device, the external magnetic field oriented in the different axis direction can be detected by way of the first magnetosensitive bodies. As a result, while attaining magnetic detection with high accuracy, the magnetic detection device can be reduced in size or thickness by omitting a magnetosensitive body extending long in the different axis direction.01-19-2012
20100283456MAGNETIC DETECTION OF BACK-SIDE LAYER - The invention relates to an integrated circuit comprising a substrate having a first side and a second opposing side. An electronic circuit (EC) is provided at the first side (S11-11-2010
20120062221METHOD OF CALIBRATING AN ATOMIC-FUNCTIONING APPARATUS - This method makes it possible to carry out the auto-calibration of the electromagnetic coils (03-15-2012
20130009635Sensing a Field with a Sensor That Includes Bias Resetting of an Active Device of the Sensor - Apparatuses, methods and systems of sensor sampling of a field are disclosed. One apparatus includes a magnetometer that includes a sensor responsive to an applied field. Embodiments of the sensor include an active device and oscillator circuitry, wherein the sensor generates an output signal having a frequency that is dependent on the applied field. The magnetometer further includes a bias reset controller for resetting a bias of the active device and a sampler for sampling the output signal. Further, a reset-rate of the resetting of the bias of the active device is high enough to influence 1/f noise generated by the active device.01-10-2013
20110089939MEDIUM DISCRIMINATION APPARATUS AND DISCRIMINATION METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed are a medium discrimination apparatus and a discrimination method thereof. If a paper money is introduced through a paper money inlet, first and second magnetic sensors 04-21-2011
20120249132MAGNETIC FIELD MEASUREMENT APPARATUS, MAGNETIC FIELD MEASUREMENT SYSTEM AND MAGNETIC FIELD MEASUREMENT METHOD - A magnetic field measurement apparatus includes a first gas cell disposed in a +z direction when seen from an object to be measured, a second gas cell disposed in the +z direction when seen from the first gas cell, a first measurement unit which measures a component of a magnetic field in the first gas cell, a second measurement unit which measures a component of a magnetic field in the second gas cell, a magnetic field generation unit which generates the magnetic field toward the second gas cell so as to reduce the component measured by the second measurement unit, and an output unit which outputs a signal in response to the difference in the components respectively measured by the first measurement unit and second measurement unit.10-04-2012
20100244819MEMS GYROSCOPE MAGNETIC SENSITIVITY REDUCTION - A tuning fork gyroscope that is insensitive to magnetic field gradients is provided. The tuning fork gyroscope includes a first electrically conducting proof mass and a second electrically conducting proof mass connected through electrically conducting suspensions to anchors attached to one or more insulating substrates, and an electrical-resistance mid-point electrically connected to opposing ends of the first electrically conducting proof mass and to opposing ends of the second electrically conducting proof mass. The tuning fork gyroscope provides an input to a sense charge amplifier. The sense charge amplifier generates an output signal indicative of a rotation of the tuning fork gyroscope. The output signal is independent of a magnetic field gradient.09-30-2010
20120126804APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETECTING FAULTY CONCENTRIC NEUTRALS IN A LIVE POWER DISTRIBUTION CABLE - An apparatus for detecting a faulty concentric neutral wire in a live power distribution cable may include, in one embodiment, a housing for sliding along a surface of a power distribution cable, a magnetic sensor, and a motion device. The magnetic sensor may be coupled to the housing and configured to detect a magnetic field produced by each concentric neutral wire as the housing moves along the surface of the cable. The motion device may also be coupled to the housing, and may detect motion of the housing relative to the cable. In some embodiments, a communication device may communicate data describing the magnetic field and motion to a destination device.05-24-2012
20120176128MICROMACHINED RESONANT MAGNETIC FIELD SENSORS - A micromachined magnetic field sensor comprising is disclosed. The micromachined magnetic field comprises a substrate; a drive subsystem, the drive subsystem comprises a plurality of beams, and at least one anchor connected to the substrate; a mechanism for providing an electrical current through the drive subsystem along a first axis; and Lorentz force acting on the drive subsystem along a second axis in response to a magnetic field along a third axis. The micromachined magnetic field sensor also includes a sense subsystem, the sense subsystem comprises a plurality of beams, and at least one anchor connected to the substrate; wherein a portion of the sense subsystem moves along a fourth axis; a coupling spring between the drive subsystem and the sense subsystem which causes motion of the sense subsystem in response to the magnetic field; and a position transducer to detect the motion of the sense subsystem.07-12-2012
20120074933MAGNETOELASTIC TORQUE SENSOR WITH AMBIENT FIELD REJECTION - The present invention involves a method and apparatus for canceling the effects of magnetic field noise in a torque sensor by placing three sets of magnetic field sensors around a shaft, the first set of field sensors being placed in the central region of the shaft and the second and third sets of field sensors being placed on the right side and left side of the field sensors placed at the central region, respectively. A torque-induced magnetic field is not cancelled with this arrangement of field sensors but a magnetic near field from a near field source is cancelled.03-29-2012
20100271015MAGNETIC FIELD SENSOR ELEMENT - A sensor unit with at least one magnetic field sensor element, at least one application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) and at least one magnet are arranged in a capsule housing on at least one leadframe. The capsule housing is surrounded by a sensor encapsulation and is intended to have smaller dimensions so as to allow it to be positioned in the encapsulating mold with less effort and at the same time in the exact position. For this purpose, it is provided that the capsule housing has a number of fixing aids adapted in their outer dimensions to an injection mold assigned to the sensor encapsulation.10-28-2010
20120223704MAGNETIC SENSOR - A magnetic sensor includes a magneto-electric transducer, a switch circuit, an amplifier circuit, a subtractor circuit, and a selector circuit. The subtractor circuit performs a first subtraction process of generating a first subtraction voltage by subtracting an amplification voltage obtained under an immediately prior first bias state from an amplification voltage obtained under a second bias state and a second subtraction process of generating a second subtraction voltage by subtracting an amplification voltage obtained under an immediately prior second bias state from an amplification voltage obtained under a first bias state in a serial and parallel manner. The selector circuit alternately selects the first subtraction voltage and the second subtraction voltage to output a select voltage.09-06-2012
20120229129PROBE STATION WITH MAGNETIC MEASUREMENT CAPABILITIES - A system for probing with electrical test signals on an integrated circuit specimen in the external multidimensional magnetic field of controlled strength and orientation is provided by utilizing an assembly of cone-shaped electromagnets. In one form the system has an environmental enclosure and environmental control system for testing of an integrated circuit specimen at environmentally controlled conditions. The system of the present invention can be used for probing of electronic and spintronic devices.09-13-2012
20120229128Magnetic Field Sensor - Embodiments related to magnetic field sensors are described and depicted.09-13-2012
20110037463SPINTRONIC MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLE SENSORS WITH AN ACTIVE AREA LOCATED ON A MAGNETIC DOMAIN WALL - A sensor is described for detecting the presence of a magnetic nanoparticle (N). The sensor is arranged on a support (02-17-2011
20100231211MAGNETIC SENSOR METHOD AND APPARATUS - A magnetic field sensing device comprising at least one magnetic sensor attached to a base structure, rotating member; and at least one flux concentrator mounted on the rotating member; whereby as the rotating member turns, the at least one flux concentrator shields the magnetic sensor so as to modulate the output of the at least one magnetic sensor. A second embodiment comprises a rotating member that rotates about an axis with at least one flux concentrator positioned thereon having a longitudinal axis in the radial direction of the rotating member; and at least one vector-type magnetic sensor fixedly mounted in the near proximity to the axis of the rotating member such that the magnetic field detected is modulated due to the rotation of the rotating member. Optionally, at least one fixed flux concentrator may be positioned along the periphery of the rotating member so as to increase magnetic flux input.09-16-2010
20100225311METHOD OF CHARACTERIZING A POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND ELEMENT BY AT LEAST ONE MAGNETIC MEASUREMENT - In an embodiment, a method of characterizing a polycrystalline diamond element is disclosed. The method includes providing the polycrystalline diamond element, and measuring at least one magnetic characteristic of the polycrystalline diamond element.09-09-2010
20100182002MAGNETIC SENSOR DEVICE WITH FIELD GENERATOR AND SENSOR ELEMENT - The invention relates to a magnetic sensor device (07-22-2010
20130015851Sensor with Concurrent Autosensing of Output Mode and Manual Selection - A switching sensor may automatically configure itself to a sinking or a sourcing mode by monitoring the voltage of its switched output to determine a loading configuration associated with each of these operating modes. The auto detection may occur not only at start up but also during operation of the sensor by monitoring the output voltage or current in coordination with knowledge about the intended state of the output by the sensor. A manual selection of the operating mode and override of the autodetect feature may be provided for cases when multiple sensors are connected in parallel.01-17-2013
20130015850Die-Sized Atomic Magnetometer and Method of Forming the MagnetometerAANM Lindorfer; PhilippAACI San JoseAAST CAAACO USAAGP Lindorfer; Philipp San Jose CA USAANM Hopper; Peter J.AACI San JoseAAST CAAACO USAAGP Hopper; Peter J. San Jose CA USAANM French; WilliamAACI San JoseAAST CAAACO USAAGP French; William San Jose CA USAANM Mawson; PaulAACI Los GatosAAST CAAACO USAAGP Mawson; Paul Los Gatos CA USAANM Hunt; StevenAACI San JoseAAST CAAACO USAAGP Hunt; Steven San Jose CA USAANM Parsa; RoozbehAACI San JoseAAST CAAACO USAAGP Parsa; Roozbeh San Jose CA US - The cost and size of an atomic magnetometer are reduced by attaching together a first die which integrates together a vapor cell, top and side photo detectors, and processing electronics, a second die which integrates together an optics package and a heater for the vapor cell, and a third die which integrates together a VCSEL, a heater for the VCSEL, and control electronics.01-17-2013
20130015852MAGNETOMETER - The present invention refers to a magnetometer (01-17-2013
20130176021METHOD OF ESTIMATING THE RESIDUAL MAGNETIC FLUX OF TRANSFORMER AND RESIDUAL MAGNETIC FLUX ESTIMATION DEVICE - A residual magnetic flux estimation device 07-11-2013
20110273173Sensor Arrangement and Method for Operating a Sensor Arrangement - A sensor arrangement comprises at least one magnetic-field sensor (SM11-10-2011
20110273172Sensor Arrangement and Method for Operating a Sensor Arrangement - A sensor arrangement comprises at least a first magnetic-field sensor (SM11-10-2011
20110273171METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING WHETHER THERE IS A CHANGE IN A SUBSTRATE BENEATH A LAYER COVERING THE SUBSTRATE - The invention relates to a method for determining whether there is a change in a substrate (11-10-2011
20090315548HIGH SENSITIVITY MAGNETIC SENSOR - A sensor device comprising a base substrate and first and second flux concentrator fixedly attached to the base substrate. The first flux concentrator and the second flux concentrator are positioned with their proximal end regions facing and spaced apart, defining a gap therebetween. A magnetic sensor element is positioned in the gap, the sensor element moveable towards and away from the base substrate. The sensor device has a first system to offset stray magnetic fields, a second system to modulate the sensor element to detect KHz frequency, and a third system to dither noise from the first and second flux concentrators.12-24-2009
20120249131SHEET IDENTIFYING APPARATUS, IMAGE READING SYSTEM, SHEET SHREDDING SYSTEM, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM, AND SHEET IDENTIFYING METHOD - A sheet identifying apparatus includes: an excitation coil disposed upstream in a passage through which a sheet inserted into an input port passes and wound on an outer periphery of the passage; a first output unit that detects a magnetization variation of a magnetic element due to the excited excitation coil when the sheet having the magnetic element passes through a region of the passage where the excitation coil is disposed in a state where an AC current is applied to the excitation coil and that outputs a first detection signal when the magnetization variation is detected; and a second output unit that detects that the sheet passes through a region downstream in the passage on the basis of a characteristic of the sheet without using the magnetic element and that outputs a second detection signal when detecting that the sheet passes through the region.10-04-2012
20130113473MAGNETIC SENSOR WITH SHUNTING LAYERS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF - The present invention directs a magnetic sensor with shunting layers, and the magnetic sensor includes a magnetic sensor bar which having an integral structure; and a plurality of shunting layers whose resistivity is lower than the magnetic sensor bar, respectively forming on the magnetic sensor bar in length direction without any physical separation therebetween, with spaces between every two adjacent shunting layers; and two electrode pads respectively forming on two ends of the magnetic sensor bar. The present invention also provides manufacturing method of the magnetic sensor.05-09-2013
20130113475Magnetic Sensor Device and a Method for Fabricating the Same - A magnetic sensor device includes a plurality of electrical wires, a magnetic sensor chip, and a magnet. The magnet is formed from a material composition of a polymer and magnetic particles and attached to at least one of the electrical wires.05-09-2013
20130113474Magnetic Sensor Device - A magnetic sensor device includes a magnet configured to generate a bias magnetic field. A plurality of electrical wires extend through the magnet. A magnetic sensor chip is attached to an end face of a first electrical wire of the plurality of electrical wires.05-09-2013
20130093418Magnetic Tampering Detection and Correction in a Utility Meter - An arrangement for use in an electricity meter includes a sensor and a processing circuit. The sensor is supported directly or indirectly by a meter housing. The sensor is configured to measure a magnetic field in proximity to a current sensor of the electricity meter. The sensor is also configured to generate a measurement signal representative of, at least in part, a magnitude of the magnetic field. The processing circuit is operably coupled to receive first information representative of the measurement signal. The processing circuit is configured to obtain a first value representative of the magnetic field based on the first information, and determine a first adjustment value responsive to a determination that the first value exceeds the first threshold value. The processing circuit is further configured to generate energy consumption information based at least in part on the first adjustment value.04-18-2013
20110221430CURRENT DETECTION DEVICE - A current detection device that detects a current flowing through a target bus bar based on a magnetic flux in the periphery of the target bus bar, the target bus bar being at least one of a plurality of bus bars arranged in parallel. An adjacent bus bar is configured by including a first extending section that is arranged on a first direction side on one side of an orthogonal direction with respect to a magnetic flux detection plane, and extends in a first extending direction parallel to a magnetic flux detection plane, and a second extending section that is bent at one end portion of the first extending section in the first extending direction toward the first direction side, and extends in a second extending direction that crosses the magnetic flux detection plane. A detection portion of the target bus bar overlaps with the first extending section.09-15-2011
20110221429CURRENT SENSOR - Disclosed is a current sensor including magnetic sensors disposed on a conductor having at least two separated current-carrying areas with different current magnitudes and detecting a magnetic field generated according to currents flowing through the conductor and a controller controlling outputs of the magnetic sensors, wherein the magnetic sensors are disposed in at least two respective areas having different current magnitudes and the controller switches outputs of the magnetic sensors.09-15-2011
20110241663ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR INFLUENCING AND/OR DETECTING MAGNETIC PARTICLES - The present invention relates to an arrangement (10-06-2011
20110234215Sensor Package and Method for Producing a Sensor Package - Some embodiments herein relate to a sensor package. The sensor package includes a printed circuit board with a laminar current conductor arranged on a first main surface of the printed circuit board. The sensor package also includes a sensor chip adapted to measure a current flowing through the laminar current conductor, wherein the sensor chip comprises a magnetic field sensor. The sensor chip is electrically insulated from the current conductor by the printed circuit board, and is arranged on a second main surface of the printed circuit board opposite to the first main surface. The sensor chip is hermetically sealed between the mold material and the printed circuit board, or is arranged in the printed circuit board and hermetically sealed by the printed circuit board.09-29-2011
20110234217ARRANGEMENT WITH VARIABLE SELECTION FIELD ORIENTATION FOR MAGNETIC PARTICLE IMAGING - The present invention relates to an arrangement (09-29-2011
20110234216SPIN WAVE ELEMENT - A spin wave element includes a substrate, a multilayer, a detecting portion, and two or more input portions. The multilayer having a lamination direction thereof is formed on the substrate and includes a first ferromagnetic layer. The first ferromagnetic layer has magnetization whose direction is in the lamination direction. The detecting portion and the input portions are formed on the multilayer and separated from each other by a first nonmagnetic layer. In addition, a portion of an outer edge of the multilayer viewed from the lamination direction makes a portion of one ellipsoid. The detecting portion and one of the input portions are located on the long axis of the one ellipsoid. The portion of the one ellipsoid is located on a side of one of the input portions.09-29-2011
20130181703Sensor Package and Method for Producing a Sensor Package - Some embodiments herein relate to a sensor package. The sensor package includes a printed circuit board with a laminar current conductor arranged on a first main surface of the printed circuit board. The sensor package also includes a sensor chip adapted to measure a current flowing through the laminar current conductor, wherein the sensor chip comprises a magnetic field sensor. The sensor chip is electrically insulated from the current conductor by the printed circuit board, and is arranged on a second main surface of the printed circuit board opposite to the first main surface. The sensor chip is hermetically sealed between the mold material and the printed circuit board, or is arranged in the printed circuit board and hermetically sealed by the printed circuit board.07-18-2013
20120013333Magnetic Field Sensors and Methods for Fabricating the Magnetic Field Sensors - Magnetic field sensors and associated methods of manufacturing the magnetic field sensors include molded structures to encapsulate a magnetic field sensing element and an associated die attach pad of a lead frame and to also encapsulate or form a magnet or a flux concentrator.01-19-2012
20120019241MAGNETIC FIELD SENSOR DEVICE, CORRESPONDING PRODUCTION METHOD, AND MAGNETIC FIELD MEASURING METHOD - A magnetic field sensor device and a corresponding production method are described. The magnetic field sensor device includes a substrate, which has a trench, a ferromagnetic nanowire formed in the trench, a first electrical connection for the electrical connection of a first end of the ferromagnetic nanowire, a second electrical connection for the electrical connection of a second end of the ferromagnetic nanowire, and a magnetic field detection device for detecting a magnetic field in the region of the nanowire.01-26-2012
20120019240DEVICE, INSTRUMENT AND PROCESS FOR DETECTING MAGNETICALLY LABELED ANALYTES - The present invention is directed to a device for quantitative analysis of an analyte in a liquid sample by detecting a magnetic label, an instrument for controlling the analysis process and displaying the results and a method for performing said analysis with said device and said instrument.01-26-2012

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