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20100242569 - Approach for determining exhaust gas sensor degradation: A method for determining degradation of an exhaust gas sensor positioned in an exhaust system for an internal combustion engine of a vehicle is provided. The method includes modulating an air/fuel ratio of gas exhausted by the internal combustion engine to the exhaust system through a cycle that includes at... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20100242570 - Method for initializing indicating instrument for vehicle: According to a method for initializing an indicating instrument for a vehicle, zero-reset processing is performed. In the zero-reset processing, a control device is made to control a drive signal to rotate a pointer in a zero-reset direction in order to force a step motor to lose synchronization. Furthermore, synchronization... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100242571 - Flavor extracting device for isolation or analysis of volatile compounds: The present invention relates to a solid phase extraction body, methods for its manufacture, uses of such extraction body and analytical methods involving such extraction body.... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20100242572 - Wavelength modulation spectroscopy for simultaneous measurement of two or more gas ingredients: Methods and systems to measure simultaneously concentrations or concentration ratio(s) of two or more gas ingredients in a sample area comprising: a wavelength modulated light source; an acoustic detector or a photodetector; and means to analyze the signal from the acoustic detector or the photodetector and calculate the concentrations or... Agent: James Yu
20100242573 - Thermal conductivity sensor: The measurement sensitivity is improved by suppressing the surrounding temperature influence as much as possible, while realizing scale reduction, and by enlarging the detection signal, while reducing the production errors in enclosing a reference gas. Provided is a thermal conductivity sensor that detects thermal conductivity of a sample gas by... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle LLP
20100242574 - Protective heated screen for element: A protective heated screen for an element of a sensor surrounds a portion of the element and reduces and/or minimizes the propensity for liquid droplets to come in contact with the heated element. The screen can allow fluid flow therethrough to allow the sensor element to come in contact with... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100242575 - Permeate flow distribution measurement in a membrane filtration system: The present invention refers to a flow distribution measuring system comprising a sensor matrix adapted to measure the flow distribution of permeate passing through a membrane filtration arrangement and also refers to a cap comprising such a sensor matrix; wherein the cap is adapted to be affixed to a membrane... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100242576 - Underwater method and apparatus for detecting leaks in a metallic tank or pit liner plate: A leak detecting apparatus for detecting flaws in a surface submerged in liquid is provided that includes a vacuum head for contacting the surface and forming a vacuum chamber filled with liquid between the surface and the vacuum head, the vacuum head including a multi-surface elastomer seal for contacting the... Agent: Davidson, Davidson & Kappel, LLC
20100242577 - Test sample heating apparatus and method: A test sample heating apparatus and method includes a heating jacket that applies heat to a sample vessel containing a test sample. The heating jacket has a vessel-receiving recess that is sized and shaped to allow the sample vessel to be placed within the recess with limited annular spacing between... Agent: Keeling Patents And Trademarks, LLC
20100242578 - Method and device for the production of a polycrystalline ceramic film on a substrate capacitive structure comprising said ceramic film and use of said capacitive structure: In a method for production of a polycrystalline ceramic film on a substrate: a) the substrate is prepared with the substrate surface and preparation of at least one source for the ceramic particles of the ceramic film and b) a particle stream of the ceramic particles is generated from the... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100242579 - Sorbent devices with longitudinal diffusion paths and methods of using them: Certain aspects and examples are directed to sorbent devices and methods of using them. In certain embodiments, a sorbent device comprising a body comprising a sampling inlet, a base and a longitudinal diffusion path between the inlet and the base is provided. In some embodiments, the sorbent device can include... Agent: Woods Rogers / Perkinelmer Attn: C. Rhodes
20100242580 - Method for testing high temperature mechanical durability of articles: A process for erosion testing of a specimen article includes securing a test specimen in a test rig; measuring physical characteristics of the test specimen article; using a thermal spray coating apparatus, flowing incident particles at the test specimen; and re-measuring the physical characteristics of the test specimen.... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye P.C.
20100242581 - Abnormality determination device and method for internal combustion engine: An ECU executes a program including: a control to advance or retard the fuel injection timing by a prescribed value; determining whether the torque output variation of an engine exceeds a threshold torque output variation; and determining the fuel injection timing to be abnormal if the torque output variation of... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100242583 - System and method for evaluating an integrated coil on plug ignition system: In at least one embodiment, an apparatus for evaluating performance of an integrated coil on plug (CoP) assembly is provided. The apparatus comprises a controller. The controller is configured to transmit a control signal to activate the CoP assembly. The controller is further configured to receive an indirect signal including... Agent: Brooks Kushman P.C./fgtl
20100242582 - Systems and methods for engine fuel control: An engine system includes a status determination module and an open-loop fuel control module. The status determination module determines whether a first ignition fuse is in a failure state. The open-loop fuel control module disables a first plurality of fuel injectors and actuates a second plurality of fuel injectors based... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100242584 - Method for operating a sensor: A method for operating a sensor in an exhaust gas tract of an internal combustion engine and a device for carrying out the method are provided. In the method, a diagnosis is carried out of the condition of the saturation temperature, exclusively while taking into consideration a few fundamental input... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100242585 - Nano-robots system and methods for well logging and borehole measurements: This invention relates to a nano-robots system and methods for well logging and borewell measurements. In one embodiment, a nano-robot includes a propulsion system for providing thrust in drilling mud, with extendable fins to help steer nano-robot in the drilling mud. The fins are also extendable to a further position... Agent: Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.
20100242586 - In-situ fluid compatibility testing using a wireline formation tester: A method for performing fluid influx tests in a wellbore (3) traversing a permeable formation (4) to test the compatibility of one or more completion fluids comprises: a) inserting a well test device (1) comprising a straddle packer assembly (6A,6B) into the wellbore (3) such that the straddle packer assembly... Agent: Shell Oil Company
20100242587 - Rain sensor for detecting rain or other material on window of a vehicle or on other surface: A system and/or method for sensing the presence of moisture (e.g., rain) and/or other material(s) on a window such as a vehicle window (e.g., vehicle windshield or backlite). In certain example embodiments, a capacitor-based system and/or method is provided for auto-correlating sensor data to determine the existence of a material... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100242588 - Probe tips for airborne instruments used to measure cloud microphysical parameters: An instrument for obtaining airborne measurements of cloud microphysical parameters. The instrument comprises supporting arms mounted thereon, optics and a detector for measuring the cloud microphysical parameters The supporting arms define an optical path of the instrument and comprise probe tips affixed thereto. The probe tips comprise an outer portion... Agent: Schmeiser, Olsen & Watts
20100242589 - Thermal type flow measuring device: A first sub passage portion and a second sub passage portion are configured so as to form layers on both sides of a separation wall, respectively. A linear passage portion of a third sub passage portion is formed so that a cross section thereof extends within a range across both... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100242590 - Flow meter and temperature stabilizing cover therefor: A flow meter and a temperature stabilizing cover for tie flow meter are disclosed. In some embodiments, the flow meter includes a spool member having a throughbore for fluids to pass therethrough, one or more transducers extending into the throughbore, and a cover disposed about the spool member and the... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20100242592 - Shear stress sensors: This invention relates to hot film shear stress sensors and their fabrication. We describe a hot film shear stress sensor comprising a silicon substrate supporting a membrane having a cavity underneath, said membrane bearing a film of metal and having electrical contacts for heating said film, and wherein said membrane... Agent: Loginov & Associates, PLLC
20100242591 - Thermal-type flowmeter: The present invention provides a highly-sensitive thermal-type flow-rate sensor with enhanced reliability. Provided is a thermal-type flow-rate sensor including: a passage into which a measurement-target fluid is introduced; and a sensor element which is provided in the passage and which measures the flow rate of the measurement-target fluid. The sensor... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100242593 - Ultrasonic liquid level monitoring system: An ultrasonic liquid level monitoring system includes an ultrasonic transducer unit that is externally mountable to a tank. An ultrasonic emitter may generate an ultrasonic beam and receive an echo of the ultrasonic beam off a liquid surface inside a tank. An acoustic lens is coupled to the ultrasonic emitter... Agent: Stoel Rives LLP - Slc
20100242594 - Bubble column type hydrocarbon synthesis reactor, and slurry level detecting method: There is provided a bubble column type hydrocarbon synthesis reactor which synthesizes a hydrocarbon compound by a chemical reaction of a synthesis gas including hydrogen and carbon monoxide as main components, and a slurry having solid catalyst particles suspended in liquid. The hydrocarbon synthesis reactor includes a reactor main body... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100242595 - Tank measurement system using multiple sensor elements: A tank or vessel volume measurement apparatus that includes multiple buoyancy elements. The buoyancy elements can be placed within a perforated tube to reduce any effects from turbulent flow within the tank. The multiple buoyancy load sensors are each made of different density or cross sections to cancel out any... Agent: Buhler Associates Buhler, Kirk A.
20100242596 - apparatus for gauging amount of fuel for vehicle: The present invention provides the fuel indication gauge that uses the materials of contact point and electrode conductor that have the strong corrosion, fuel resistance and chemical resistance. Especially, it provides the fuel quantity gauge that satisfies the requirements of various kinds of fuels in the world including poor quality... Agent: MaxonIPLLC
20100242597 - Multi-joint fuel level sender gage assembly: A fuel level measuring system for a liquid fuel tank may utilize a primary sender gage assembly employing at least a primary sender gage, a primary sender arm, and a primary sender float. The system may further utilize a secondary sender gage assembly employing at least a secondary sender gage,... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100242598 - Arrangement to determine a static moment of a blade: A root-end of the blade is connectable to a fixation unit which is pivotably mounted around a first reference-point. A first static moment of the fixation unit without the blade connected is determined in reference to a first reference-point, while the first static-moment is acting on the fixation-unit at the... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100242599 - Device, system, and method for determining fitting condition of connector: Provided are a device, a system, and a method for determining a fitting condition of a connector, which are capable of improving the accuracy for determining the coupling condition of the connector. A connector fitting condition determination device (10) includes an input section (11) that is attached to an operator... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100242600 - Vertically integrated mems acceleration transducer: A transducer (20) includes sensors (28, 30) that are bonded to form a vertically integrated configuration. The sensor (28) includes a proof mass (32) movably coupled to and spaced apart from a surface (34) of a substrate (36). The sensor (30) includes a proof mass (58) movably coupled to and... Agent: Meschkow & Gresham, P.L.C
20100242601 - Using pole pieces to guide magnetic flux through a mems device and method of making: A translational, Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) accelerometer device with precisely formed pole pieces to guide magnetic flux through a coil in a MEMS device layer. An example device includes a device layer, a magnetic return path component attached to a first side of the device layer, and a magnet unit attached... Agent: Honeywell/blg Patent Services
20100242602 - Process for fabricating a capacitance type tri-axial accelerometer: A process for fabricating a capacitance type tri-axial accelerometer comprises of preparing a wafer having an upper layer, an intermediate layer and a lower layer, etching the lower layer of the wafer to form an isolated proof mass having a core and four segments extending from the core, etching the... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100242603 - Vertically integrated mems sensor device with multi-stimulus sensing: A microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor device (184) includes a sensor portion (180) and a sensor portion (182) that are coupled together to form a vertically integrated configuration having a hermetically sealed chamber (270). The sensor portions (180, 182) can be formed utilizing different micromachining techniques, and are subsequently coupled utilizing... Agent: Meschkow & Gresham, P.L.C
20100242604 - Mems device with opposite polarity spring bimorph: A MEMS device has a mass supported at least in part by a spring. Among other things, the spring has first and second layers, and first and a second electrodes. The first and second layers are between the first and second electrodes, and the first and second layers, which are... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20100242606 - Mems sensor, mems sensor manufacturing method, and electronic device: A MEMS sensor manufactured by processing a multi-layer stacked structure formed on a substrate, includes: a fixed frame portion formed in the substrate; a movable weight portion coupled to the fixed frame portion via an elastic deformable portion and having a hollow portion formed at the periphery; a fixed electrode... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100242605 - Sensor component: A sensor component having a housing and a sensor chip situated in it. The sensor chip is connected mechanically to the housing via at least one elastomer element. In addition, the sensor chip is also connected electrically to the housing via the at least one elastomer element.... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100242607 - Inspection method for determining a location of incipient damage: A method for determining a location of incipient damage of an object comprises insonifying the object at a plurality of locations using ultrasonic signals during an inspection, acquiring signals indicative of a possible damage condition from the plurality of locations of the insonified object in said inspection, determining a value... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100242608 - Electrode cap for ultrasonic testing: An example electrode cap includes a bored portion of an electrode cap. The bored portion establishes a bore that extends longitudinally from one end of the electrode cap and terminates at a surface having a radius relative to the longitudinal axis. A tip portion of the electrode cap extends from... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20100242609 - Bridge monitoring and safety evaluation method using a vibration technique: The invention relates bridge structure safety evaluation technology by means of combining vibration measuring and structural model analysis techniques for bridge erosion evaluation and pre-warning monitoring applications. This technology can also be applied for long-term bridge structure monitoring and safety evaluation as well as judgment and evaluation of rail structure... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100242610 - Ultrasonic imaging apparatus: There is provided an ultrasonic imaging apparatus capable of efficiently generating an image both by using a transmission ultrasonic wave with a wide angle of beam spread and by using a transmission ultrasonic wave with a narrow angle of beam spread. The ultrasonic imaging apparatus includes: a transmission control part... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100242611 - Ultrasonic sensor: A single element of an ultrasonic transducer includes at least one combination of an equivalent series capacitor C1, an equivalent series inductor L1, and an equivalent series resistance R1. The ultrasonic transducer further includes an equivalent parallel capacitor C0. An inductor L2 is connected in series between the ultrasonic transducer... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100242612 - Ultrasonic probe, and ultrasonic diagnostic apparatus using the same: An ultrasonic probe including a cMUT chip that has plural oscillation elements whose electromechanical coupling coefficient or sensitivity varies in accordance with a bias voltage and transmits/receives an ultrasonic wave, an acoustic lens provided at an ultrasonic wave transmission/reception side of the cMUT chip, a backing layer provided to the... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
20100242613 - Method and system for transducer element fault detection for phased array ultrasonic instruments: The invention disclosed herein provides a method and system related to phased array ultrasonic systems to identify faults in individual element on a regular basis. The method and system of the present disclosure are based on a simple approach of calculating energy levels in response signals from each individual element... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100242614 - Tuning frequency of rotating body torsional mode by adding detuner: A solution is provided for tuning the frequency of a torsional mode of interest of a rotating body (such as a generator rotor torsional mode) by adding a detuner to act as an undamped torsional vibration absorber. The detuner may be coupled to an overhung shaft extending from the rotating... Agent: Hoffman Warnick LLC
20100242615 - Pressure transducer: A pressure transducer comprising a housing and a piezoelectric resonator in the housing, wherein the resonator is made of a piezoelectric crystal having Curie temperature greater than 1000° C. or having no Curie temperature up to its melting point greater than 1000° C., and the piezoelectric crystal has a piezoelectric... Agent: Schlumberger K.k.
20100242616 - Measuring arrangement in an injection-moulding system: A measuring arrangement for measuring one or more pressures and/or temperatures in an injection-molding system includes a base plate and at least one mould insert with at least part of a cavity. The base plate and the mould insert rest against one another in a releasable manner on at least... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20100242617 - Air pressure sensor with temperature compensation: An air pressure sensor that has a first conductive membrane configured for deflection in response to pressure differences between air at a reference pressure and air at a pressure to be sensed. The sensor also has a second conductive membrane configured for deflection in response to a change in temperature... Agent: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
20100242618 - Semiconductor pressure sensor and method of producing the same: A diaphragm made of a polysilicon film is provided above a first main surface of a silicon substrate. Four gauge resistors are provided on the top face of the diaphragm. A through hole for exposing the bottom face of the diaphragm is formed in the silicon substrate. An anchor portion... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100242619 - System and method for preventing strain caused errors in fiber optic sensors: An encapsulated fiber Bragg grating sensor is provided wherein the EFL of sensor as well as the coefficient of friction between the sensor and the encapsulating tubing is controlled to minimize measurement errors caused by tensile and compressive strains. A method of manufacturing such a sensor is also provided.... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20100242620 - Fatigue test system and method of testing of tubular implant structures: A fatigue test system for repetitively deforming a substantially tubular implant structure which is within a radial range and within an axial range expandable and contractable and which has at least a first and a second end, wherein the system comprises at least a first and second part which are... Agent: C. R. Bard, Inc. Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
20100242621 - Method and apparatus for the measurement of the mass fraction of water in oil-water mixtures: An apparatus for measuring the mass fractions of water and oil in a flowing mixture of oil and water through a pipe includes a sensor portion that measures sound velocity and temperature of the flowing oil water mixture at a first time and at a second time. The apparatus includes... Agent: Ansel M. Schwartz Attorney At Law
20100242623 - Measuring system for media flowing in a pipeline: The measuring system of the invention comprises: A measuring transducer of vibration-type, through which medium flows during operation and which serves for producing oscillatory signals dependent on a viscosity of the flowing medium and/or a Reynolds number of the flowing medium; as well as a transmitter electronics electrically coupled with... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100242624 - Measuring transducer of vibration-type, as well as an in-line measuring device having such a measuring transducer: The measuring transducer serves for registering at least one physical, measured variable of a flowable medium guided in a pipeline and/or for producing Coriolis forces serving for registering a mass flow rate of a flowable medium guided in a pipeline. For such purpose, the measuring transducer comprises: A transducer housing... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100242622 - Arrangement for improving accuracy of pressure measurement and flow sensor: An arrangement for improving an accuracy of a pressure measurement made of a breathing gas including drops of water or humidity flowing along a flow channel is disclosed herein. The arrangement includes at least one pressure measuring channel to transmit a pressure of the breathing gas flowing along the flow... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20100242626 - Self-compensating magnetoelastic torque sensor system: An improved magnetic torque transducer arrangement for self-compensating effects of external magnetic sources and temperature offset comprises a shaft with at least one magnetized zone, at least one active magnetic field sensor and at least one passive magnetic field sensor disposed in such a way that active field sensor always... Agent: Wensheng Weng
20100242627 - Torque-index sensor: A torque-index sensor having index sensor and torque sensor closely arranged and integrated therein with lightened interference between them is provided. The invented torque-index sensor is comprised of torque sensor that includes first magnetic sensor arranged beside first annular-shaped magnet and index sensor that includes second magnet arranged beside annular-shaped... Agent: Brundidge & Stanger, P.C.
20100242625 - Systems for weighing a pulled object having a changing weight: A system for measuring the weight of an object while pulling the object upward includes a puller having a frame and a cable having a first end coupled to the object and a second end engaging a second cylinder. At least a portion of the cable engages the outer circumferential... Agent: Richard A. Schuth (memc) Armstrong Teasdale LLP
20100242628 - High temperature optical pressure sensor and method of fabrication of the same: A high-temperature pressure sensor is provided. The sensor includes a quartz substrate with a cavity etched on one side. A reflective coating is deposited on at least a portion of the cavity. The sensor further includes a ferrule section coupled to the quartz substrate with the cavity therebetween. The cavity... Agent: General Electric Company Global Research
20100242629 - Roll-to-roll compatible pressure sensitive event sensing label: The present invention discloses a smart label to be affixed on or integrated in an object and able to provide an electrical signal indicative of the applied pressure or force and/or the position of the applied pressure or force at a touch point on the object to which the label... Agent: Fleit Gibbons Gutman Bongini & Bianco Pl
20100242630 - Sample extraction device: A device for the automatic extraction of chemical samples is provided. One or more chemical samples are extracted under automatic control for the controlled mixing, heating, cooling, shaking and dispensing thereof. The device includes a housing defining an open interior region. A rotating carousel is disposed within the housing, and... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.
20100242631 - Method and system for particles analysis in microstructure devices by isolating particles: During the fabrication of microstructure devices, such as integrated circuits, particles may be analyzed by displacing or removing the particles from the device surface and subsequently performing an analysis process. Consequently, a well-defined measurement environment may be established after removal of the particles, which may be accomplished on the basis... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson
20100242632 - Air sampler based on virtual impaction and actual impaction: Particles are removed from a fluid stream, such as air, and are deposited on one or more collection surfaces. A pre-filter can be employed to reject oversized particles and contaminants, such as rain and insects. A concentrator is employed to increase a concentration of particles larger than a pre-defined particle... Agent: Law Offices Of Ronald M Anderson
20100242633 - Biological particle collector, and methods of use thereof: One aspect of the invention relates to the devices and methods for the collection of bioaerosols (such as viruses, bacteria, and proteins) from the exhaled breath of humans and/or animals, for the purpose of determining, for example, particle size, generation rate, diseases and interventions for particle release.... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP (w/huv Hmv) Patent Group
20100242634 - Method for depositing samples in modules and an adapter: The invention relates to a method for depositing samples in modules, in particular, in kits, in addition to an adapter. The inventive adapter (1) is embodied in such a manner that an injection needle can be received in a liquid-tight manner. It is connected in a liquid-tight manner to the... Agent: Kf Ross PC
20100242635 - Apparatus and method for sampling of airborne asbestos and other particles released from a surface: A sampling apparatus includes a housing defining a test chamber with an opening for contacting a test surface to expose at least a portion the test surface to the test chamber. A movable agitator within the test chamber contacts the test surface and agitates the test surface to release material... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20100242636 - Device for final calibration of tapered tubular shafts: A device for final calibration of tapered tubular shafts, wherein a number of pressure rollers are fitted to an annular support radially with respect to an axis of the annular support, are arranged about the axis to define a calibration passage for a tapered shaft, and are movable, with respect... Agent: Leason Ellis LLP09/23/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20100236319 - Valve testing: Apparatus for testing a safety valve by applying a force to the valve stem and detecting the resultant motion of the valve. The actuator used is generally a hollow cylinder of piezoelectric material or other solid state actuator, which is adapted to locate concentrically about the valve stem. The concentric... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100236321 - Means and method for predicting diabetes: The present invention relates to a method for diagnosing a predisposition for diabetes comprising determining at least one metabolite in a test sample of a subject suspected to have a predisposition for diabetes and comparing said at least one metabolite to a reference, whereby a predisposition for diabetes is to... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz, LLP
20100236326 - Method for determining the characteristics of crude oils and mixtures of chain molecules by diffusion, relaxation and density measurements: The diffusion coefficients and relaxation times of mixtures of alkanes follow simple scaling laws based on the chain length of the constituents and the mean chain length of the mixture. These scaling laws are used to determine chain sizes in a mixture from the distribution of the diffusion coefficients. These... Agent: Schlumberger-doll Research Attn: Intellectual Property Law Department
20100236322 - Surface acoustic wave element and equipment for measuring characteristics of liquid material: A surface acoustic wave device having electrodes disposed on a piezoelectric substrate, comprising a sealing member having a peripheral wall disposed on the piezoelectric substrate in surrounding relation to the electrodes, and a top plate covering the peripheral wall; and a sealing stiffener disposed on the piezoelectric substrate in facing... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100236323 - Method for determining and/ or monitoring viscosity and corresponding apparatus: A method for determining and/or monitoring the viscosity of a medium, wherein a mechanically oscillatable unit is excited to execute oscillations based on an exciter signal, and wherein oscillations are received from the mechanically oscillatable unit and transduced into a received signal. The eigenfrequency and/or resonance frequency of the mechanically... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100236324 - Column tip processing device and column tip processing method: The present invention relates to a column tip processing device and a column tip processing method, and its objective is to enhance the contact between a packing and a fluid as a subject to be processed whereby accomplishing a highly efficient reaction as well as an accurate processing, which has... Agent: Haynes And Boone, LLPIPSection
20100236325 - Tire air-pressure sensor: The present invention provides a tire air-pressure sensor (30) in which water is hard to intrude into a communication passage (36) communicating with a sensor portion (18a) of an air-pressure sensor element (18) and in which water having intruded into the communication passage (36) is discharged out of a case... Agent: Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
20100236328 - Apparatus having a movable body: An apparatus with a second movable portion that moves along an x-axis direction and a z-axis direction and a first movable portion that only moves along the z-axis direction is disclosed. The apparatus is provided with a fixed portion fixed to a support portion, a plurality of first spring portions... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100236327 - Tri-axis angular rate sensor: Angular rate sensor for detecting rotation about first, second and third mutually perpendicular input axes having a plurality of generally planar proof masses coupled together for linear drive-mode oscillation along multi-directional drive axes in a plane formed by the first and second input axes. The masses are mounted on a... Agent: Minyao Mao
20100236329 - Methods and apparatus for integrated energy harvesting power sources and inertial sensors for gun-fired munitions: A method for generating electrical power from an acceleration of an object is provided. The method including: vibrating a mass-spring unit upon an acceleration of an object; transmitting a force resulting from the acceleration from the mass-spring unit to the one or more piezoelectric elements; converting the vibration of the... Agent: Thomas Spinelli, Esq.
20100236330 - Dry-coupled permanently installed ultrasonic sensor linear array: This invention relates to permanent, ultrasonic, flexible, dry-coupled, linear arrays for the inspection of pipelines, process equipment, and the like. The permanent, ultrasonic, flexible, dry-coupled, linear arrays detect and/or measure corrosion wall loss, stress corrosion cracking, and/or internal initiated pipeline cracking. The apparatus for ultrasonically testing materials includes a linear... Agent: Carol Wilson Bp America Inc.
20100236331 - Piezoelectric sensor and sensing instrument: As a concrete solving means, a piezoelectric sensor is structured such that it includes a pressing member in which a solution storage space having a bottom surface being one surface of a piezoelectric resonator provided to cover a recessed portion of a wiring board is formed, which includes an annular... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20100236332 - Fluid pressure operated fixture: A fixture includes a housing assembly defined along an axis. A pressure bar assembly is mounted to the housing assembly for movement relative the axis. A bladder assembly is mounted at least partially within the housing assembly such that pressurization of the bladder assembly is operable to exert a force... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/pratt & Whitney
20100236334 - Multiple layer strain gauge: An apparatus and method uses a die having at least one perimeter side with multiple pads. A structure is positioned between the at least one perimeter side and the multiple pads having multiple layers within the die. The structure functions as both a strain gauge and a crack stop. The... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Law Department
20100236335 - Integrated multi-measurement system for measuring physical properties of gas diffusion layer for polymer electrolyte fuel cell with respect to compression: Disclosed is an integrated multi-measurement system for measuring physical properties including thickness, electrical resistance and differential pressure of a gas diffusion layer for a polymer electrolyte fuel cell with respect to compression. The integrated multi-measurement system simultaneously measures changes in the physical properties of the gas diffusion layer depending on... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100236336 - Muliple degree of freedom displacement transducer: A multiple degree of freedom displacement transducer and body thereof is used to measure linear displacements along and/or rotational or pivotal displacements about up to three orthogonal axes. In one embodiment, a displacement transducer body includes a first pivoting assembly and a second pivoting assembly. Each pivoting assembly has a... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20100236337 - Apparatus for the measurement of liquid flow rates: A flow rate meter that includes a container of known and fixed volume. Electrodes, or sensors, are placed inside the container at several different heights. An electronic circuit uses the electrodes, or sensors, to measure the time it takes this container of known and fixed volume to fill a certain... Agent: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren P.C.
20100236338 - Measuring transducer of vibration-type, as well as an in-line measuring device having such a measuring transducer: A measuring transducer comprising: a transducer housing, of which an inlet-side, housing end is formed by means of an inlet-side, flow divider having exactly four flow openings spaced, in each case, from one another and an outlet-side, housing end is formed by means of an outlet-side, flow divider having exactly... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100236339 - Biaxial stress management: A method of measuring biaxial stress in an object of a ferromagnetic material in which material in a region (10) in the vicinity of a surface of the object is subjected to a conditioning method by application of a conditioning magnetic field that is at least initially at a high... Agent: Hartman & Hartman, P.C.
20100236340 - Automatable aseptic sample withdrawal system: An aseptic sampling system includes substantially sealed sampling lines connecting one or more sample container to a vessel containing the fluid to be sampled. A flow control system includes valves and/or clamps placed strategically along the sampling lines and filtered vent lines are provided at strategic locations relative to a... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20100236341 - Actively cooled vapor preconcentrator: An analyte collection system device includes an active area that includes a plurality of perforations extending therethrough. The plurality of perforations are arranged to permit passage of an analyte fluid flow through the microscale plate. A heating element is provided for heating the active area, and a thermal distribution layer... Agent: Greer, Burns & Crain, Ltd.,09/16/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20100229623 - Downhole determination of asphaltene content: A system and method for determining the asphaltene content of a downhole oil sample are provided. In one example, the method includes obtaining a hydrocarbon sample from a hydrocarbon formation of a reservoir at a given depth using a downhole tool. A liquid phase of the hydrocarbon sample is isolated... Agent: Schlumberger Oilfield Services
20100229624 - Apparatus for correcting output of cylinder internal pressure sensor, and cylinder internal pressure detection apparatus including the same: An output correction apparatus that corrects offset drift of a cylinder internal pressure sensor, and a cylinder internal pressure detection apparatus that accurately detects cylinder internal pressure of an internal combustion engine through use of the output correction apparatus. The cylinder internal pressure detection apparatus includes a detection circuit section... Agent: Kusner & Jaffe Highland Place Suite 310
20100229625 - Tribology device for assessing mouthfeel attributes of foods: This invention relates to a tribology device for assessing mouthfeel-related tribological properties of a food sample, comprising a measuring surface composed of a thermoplastic polymer as an integral part.... Agent: Cargill, Incorporated
20100229626 - Apparatus for detecting a flammable atmosphere within a compressor, in particular a vacuum pump: Apparatus for detecting a flammable atmosphere within a compressor during operation thereof is provided. The apparatus comprising a test chamber which is selectably connected between the compressor and an exhaust duct of the compressor using isolation means; an ignition device which is located within the test chamber for igniting any... Agent: Edwards Vacuum, Inc.
20100229628 - Gas concentration detection device: A gas concentration detection device includes: a first sensor having a resistance layer exposed to a gas, and an electrode covered by the resistance layer, the first sensor producing an output according to a gas component ratio on the electrode surface; and a second sensor having a pump cell that... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20100229627 - Protective equipment for particulate matter detection device: A protective equipment 100 for the particulate matter detection device includes a bottomed cylindrical protective equipment main body 4 having a cylindrical trunk portion 1 and a bottom portion 3 which closes one end 2 of the trunk portion 1, and there are formed a gas introduction port 5 which... Agent: Burr & Brown
20100229629 - Particulate matter detection device: A particulate matter detection device 100 includes a first electrode 1 and having one surface covered with a dielectric material; a second electrode 2 which is disposed on the side of the one surface of the first electrode 1 via a space where a gas including a particulate matter flows... Agent: Burr & Brown
20100229630 - Particulate matter detection device: A particulate matter detection device (100) includes a detection device body (1) extending in one direction and having at least one through-hole (2) that is formed at one end (1a), at least one pair of electrodes buried in the wall of the body (1) that defines the through-hole (2), and... Agent: Burr & Brown
20100229631 - Particulate matter detection device: A particulate matter detection device (100) includes a detection device body (1) having at least one through-hole (2) formed at one end of the body (1), a pair of electrodes (11, 12) buried in the wall of the body (1) defining the through-hole (2), and covered with a dielectric, and... Agent: Burr & Brown
20100229632 - Particulate matter detection device: A particulate matter detection device (100) includes a detection device body (1) that has at least one through-hole (2) that is formed at one end of the body (1), a high-voltage electrode (11) and a low-voltage electrode (12) that are buried in the wall of the body (1), a high-voltage... Agent: Burr & Brown
20100229633 - Spot test kit for explosives detection: An explosion tester system comprising a body, a lateral flow membrane swab unit adapted to be removeably connected to the body, a first explosives detecting reagent, a first reagent holder and dispenser operatively connected to the body, the first reagent holder and dispenser containing the first explosives detecting reagent and... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
20100229634 - Method for analysis of saccharides: Disclosed is an improved post-column fluorimetric determination-boric acid complex anion exchange method which allows analysis of mannose-6-phosphate. The disclosed method is a method for separation analysis of reducing sugars using column chromatography, comprising loading a sample onto an anion exchange column, washing the column by allowing to flow a sufficient... Agent: Millen, White, Zelano & Branigan, P.C.
20100229635 - Methods and apparatus for centrifugal liquid chromatography: Apparatus and methods related to centrifugal liquid chromatography are described. An angular velocity can be simultaneously imparted to a large number of chromatographic enclosures. Via centrifugal forces, a mobile phase fluid including a sample can be driven through a stationary phase within the chromatographic enclosure to perform a chromatographic separation... Agent: Beyer Law Group LLP
20100229636 - Dissolution rate verification: Apparatus (50) is described for use with a drug on a drug patch (28), the drug patch including a drug side and a back side. An absorbent material (54) is configured to be disposed on a surface (56) and underneath the drug patch. A squeezing device (52) having a squeezing... Agent: Ladas & Parry LLP
20100229637 - Indenting type material testing machine, testing method, and testing program product: An indenter is pressed onto a test piece; a displacement of the indenter is detected; and a testing force applied to the test piece through the indenter is detected. FFT analysis is performed on a displacement detection signal detected in a non-load state to detect a frequency band of noise.... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100229638 - Fuel property detection device: In a fuel property detection device, a fuel housing is made of a thin-plate metal member that can be elastically-deformed by a fuel pressure in a fuel chamber. Thus, if the fuel pressure in the fuel chamber is increased, the fuel housing expands and the pressure in the fuel chamber... Agent: Nixon & Vanderhye, PC
20100229639 - Measuring device in a radiofrequency ignition system for internal combustion engine: A measuring device including: a supply circuit for radiofrequency ignition including a transformer including a secondary winding connected to at least one resonator having a resonance frequency higher than 1 MHz, and including two electrodes capable of generating a spark upon an ignition control; a measuring capacitor connected in series... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100229640 - Tire pressure gauge with cap wrench: A tire pressure gauge with a valve cap wrench is disclosed. A bore at one end of the tire pressure gauge may be used to grip and remove a valve cap mounted on a valve stem of a tire. A port at the other end of the tire pressure gauge... Agent: HowardIPLaw Group
20100229641 - Anchor bolt and annularly grooved expansion sleeve assembly exhibiting high pull-out resistance, particularly under cracked concrete test conditions: A wedge-type anchor assembly, capable of meeting cracked concrete testing standards, comprises an anchor bolt component and a substantially C-shaped expansion sleeve component annularly disposed about the anchor bolt component. A plurality of annular grooves, threads, or teeth are disposed only about the forward end portion of the expansion sleeve... Agent: Steven W. Weinrieb Law Offices Of Steven W. Weinrieb
20100229642 - Dispense volume monitor for arrays: The reagent volume dispensed into wells (3) of a test plate (2) is determined by moving an upper electrode (5) of specific profile into each well to an optimum position above the well bottom, by determining the capacitance value of the capacitor formed by the upper electrode in each well... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20100229643 - Measuring container: A measuring container includes first and second vessels each having a base and upwardly extending sidewalls defining an interior space. The first and second vessels are selectively connectable to one another at the base so that one may serve as a platform for the other, and are removable so that... Agent: Black Lowe & Graham, PLLC
20100229644 - Food and beverage devices: A beverage and food measurement system for indicating when a measured quantity of a beverage or food has been obtained.... Agent: Chernoff, Vilhauer, Mcclung & Stenzel, LLP
20100229645 - Inertia force sensor: Inertial force sensor includes detecting element that detects inertial force. Detecting element includes: two first orthogonal arms each having first arm and second arm that are connected to each other in a substantially orthogonal direction; support portion that supports two first arms; fixing arms; and weights. Second arms include: bent... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100229646 - Oscillating angular speed sensor: An oscillating angular speed sensor includes a detector, a driving portion, and a separating portion. When an angular speed is generated while the detector is driven to oscillate by the driving portion, Coriolis force is applied to the detector. Therefore, the angular speed is detected based on a capacitance variation... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20100229647 - Angular velocity sensor and method for fabricating the same: An angular velocity sensor includes a tuning-fork vibrator having a base and multiple arms extending from the base. Two arms out of the multiple arms driven to vibrate have first end parts opposite to second end parts connected to the base. The first end parts being wider than the second... Agent: Arent Fox LLP
20100229648 - Device containing a fluid refracting ultrasound modality: An acoustic device is disclosed having a variably refracting acoustic fluid interface including the boundary between two separate fluid media, means for directing acoustic waves onto the interface, and an acoustic generator or transducer located in one of the fluid media with the acoustic generator having an impedance that is... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100229649 - Ultrasound sensor with membrane: The invention relates to an ultrasonic sensor (2) in particular a motor vehicle ultrasonic sensor, comprising a housing (4), and a diaphragm (6) which is supported in or on a section (12) of the housing (4) and which has a diaphragm base (8) and a substantially cylindrical wall section (18)... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20100229650 - Apparatus, systems and methods for production and integration of compact illumination schemes: Apparatus, systems and methods are provided for production and integration of compact illumination schemes. More particularly, disclosed embodiments relate to apparatus/systems and methods for production of highly compact illumination schemes, whereby photoacoustic waves are induced in a target sample. Additionally, the disclosed apparatus/systems and methods are effective to produce compact... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100229651 - Cointegrated mems sensor and method: Described herein is a method for integrating MEMS with submicron semiconductor electrical circuits such as CMOS to provide more complex signal processing, on-chip calibration and integration with RF technologies. A MEMS sensor is provided having an upper layer, an insulating layer into which a cavity has been formed and a... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100229652 - Tuning of materials testing machine: In a method of operating a material testing machine for testing a specimen, the machine has an electrically controllable actuator arranged to apply a force to the specimen. The method includes inputting a single adjustable parameter value, calculating all necessary feedback control gains therefrom, and subsequently conducting a test of... Agent: Day Pitney LLP Account: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
20100229653 - Method and an apparatus for operating an electromagnetic valve associated to a gas meter: An apparatus for operating an electromagnetic valve, associated to a gas meter, and operated to stop, or allow, a flow of gas through the meter (1) includes: an electronic consumption measuring device (4), which generates in output electric signals representing the quantity of gas, which flows through the meter (1);... Agent: William J. Sapone Coleman Sudol Sapone P.C.
20100229654 - Method and system for multi-path ultrasonic flow rate measurement: In one embodiment, a multi-path ultrasonic flow meter for determining the flow rate of a fluid in a conduit is disclosed comprising at least two transducer pairs attached to the conduit at two chord locations, one greater than and one less than a mid-radius chord, wherein the composite ratio the... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20100229655 - Load detecting device and method of producing the same: A load detecting device includes a substrate, a load receiver arranged on a first face of the substrate, a load detecting element arranged between the substrate and the load receiver, and a supporting portion to support the substrate. The supporting portion is made of metal. The supporting portion is located... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100229656 - Microelectronic sensor device with sensor array: The invention relates to different designs of a microelectronic sensor device comprising an array of heating elements (HE) and an array of sensor elements (SE) that are aligned with respect to each other adjacent to a sample chamber (SC). By applying appropriate currents to the heating elements (HE), the sample... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100229657 - Sinter-bonded metal flow restrictor for regulating volumetric gas flow through an aerosol sampler inlet: The present invention allows for increased volumetric flow rates relative to current commercially available technology in battery-powered PM sampling devices while vastly simplifying the operation of that device. This will allow for the capture of more PM in a shorter amount of time by allowing a shorter sampling duration and... Agent: Michael N. Lau Lau & Associates, LLC
20100229658 - Fluidically-assisted sensor systems for fast sensing of chemical and biological substances: The present invention is directed to devices and methods in which one or more miniature synthetic jet actuators are integrated with a chemical fluidic sensor (ChemFET) to effect inhalation and exhalation of ambient gas samples and induce small scale mixing at the surface of the sensor. The fluidically integrated jet... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza
20100229659 - Liquid transporting device: A liquid transporting device capable of transporting a liquid, such as dispensing or distributing a liquid, to microplates in number larger than a value mountable on a table. The liquid transporting device comprises a table on an upper surface of which a storing member and a discharge receiving member are... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20100229660 - Pick-and-place module for test handlers: A pick-and-place module for test handlers includes a main body, and a kit. The main body has N-th vacuum paths (where N is plural). The kit has M-th pickers. The M-th pickers are provided so as respectively correspond to M-th vacuum path parts (where 1≦M≦N), which are formed to respectively... Agent: Bainwood Huang & Associates LLC
20100229661 - Pressurized gas sampling container: A gas sampling container capable of obtaining, isolating and transporting samples of gas or other fluid under pressure form. The container further exhibits a plurality of simple, reliable, inexpensive, self sealing, valves which allow the introduction, flow through and exit of the gas sample. The container is suitable for taking... Agent: Michael L. Antoline
20100229662 - Instrumentation and monitoring system for pipes and conduits transporting cryogenic materials: An instrumentation and monitoring system for a cryogenic material transfer system incorporates a pipe-in-pipe configuration with either a vacuum or a nanoporous or microporous insulating layer filling the annulus between the inner and outer pipe. The insulating layer is of sufficient flexibility to absorb the expansion or contraction of the... Agent: Robert C. Curfiss
20100229663 - Adjustable face tool for positioning a free motion headform: An adjustable head tool (AHT) is configured for positioning a free motion headform (FMH) having a regulated FMH backoff requirement prior to an impact between the FMH and a target surface having a target point. The AHT has a built-in or a variable backoff angle relative to the position of... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC09/09/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20100223975 - Calibration and accuracy check system for a breath tester: Calibration and accuracy check systems for a chemical sniffer, such as a breath alcohol tester, which utilize the dispensing of droplets with determinable concentration of alcohol and/or other liquids in a determinable number either directly to a reaction chamber, or into a carrier gas which can be sampled. The systems... Agent: Lewis, Rice & Fingersh, Lc Attn: BoxIPDept.
20100223976 - High flow rate prover and meter for custody transfer measurement: A method includes introducing a tag into a fluid stream, the tag being suspended in the fluid stream. The tag is detected at a first end of a calibrated volume and a first detection signal is generated responsive thereto. The tag is detected at a second end of the calibrated... Agent: Williams, Morgan & Amerson
20100223977 - Methods for assessing mouthfeel attributes of foods using a tribology device: The invention relates to a method for differentiating foods with respect to mouthfeel, a method for identifying a composition having the ability to improve the mouthfeel of a food, and a method for predicting mouthfeel attributes of a food using a novel tribology device.... Agent: Cargill, Incorporated
20100223978 - System and method for a gas chromatograph to mass spectrometer interface: A system for interfacing a gas chromatograph (GC) to a mass spectrometer the GC comprising a GC column partially contained within a GC oven, the mass spectrometer comprising a housing enclosing an interior having an ion source, the system comprising: a conduit extending from the GC oven to the mass... Agent: Thermo Finnigan LLC
20100223980 - Rapid integrity testing of porous materials: The invention relates to a rapid recirculation based integrity testing of porous material and to an apparatus and system for performing the same.... Agent: Millipore Corporation
20100223979 - Systems and methods for measurement of gas permeation through polymer films: In accordance with one embodiment of the present disclosure, a system for determining the rate of gas permeation through a film is described. The system comprises a continuous flow permeation cell, a mass spectrometer, a test gas source, and a carrier gas source. The continuous flow permeation cell comprises a... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20100223981 - Apparatus and method for measuring augmented osmotic pressure in a reference cavity: An apparatus and method for measuring augmented osmotic pressure in a reference cavity is provided, in which the device comprise a substrate frame (4) attached to a support structure (1) in which a plurality of transducer devices (2) are buried. An array of osmotic membranes (3) is integrated by the... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20100223982 - Device for measuring the axial position of a piston rod relative to a cylinder housing: Device for measuring the axial position of a piston rod (18) relative to the cylinder housing (10) of a cylinder-piston unit that is actuated by fluid pressure, with structures having elevations or indentations formed in the jacket surface of the piston (18), which elevations or indentations form an axially extending... Agent: The Nath Law Group
20100223983 - Distance measuring device and method for determining a distance, and a suitable reflective member: A distance measuring device and a method for determining a distance are provided. The distance measuring device includes a reflective member, evaluation electronics and a sensor device having at least one coupling probe for feeding a transmission signal into a line structure with the reflective member. The reflective member includes... Agent: The Small Patent Law Group LLP
20100223984 - Fuel vapor purging diagnostics: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring reverse flow of fuel vapors and/or air through a vehicle fuel vapor recovery system, said fuel vapor recovery system coupled to an engine intake of a boosted internal combustion engine. One example method comprises, intermittently adjusting a restriction in the fuel vapor recovery... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20100223985 - Method and device for dynamically determining a segment for an angular spread, inside which fuel is injected into an internal combustion engine: In a method and a device for dynamically determining a segment for an angular spread, fuel is injected into an internal combustion engine and the useful injection range (IRu) and/or the relative position of the segment comprising the angular spread, in which a fuel injection can be carried out especially... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100223986 - Anomaly detection apparatus for automatic transmission: One embodiment of the present invention provides an anomaly detection apparatus for an automatic transmission, the automatic transmission including an electrically-operated oil pump that is rotationally driven by an electric motor, including: a solenoid that is capable of switching a line pressure of a hydraulic control circuit that controls the... Agent: Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP
20100223987 - Detection sensor: There is provided a technique that can increase sensitivity of a resonator. A ratio Rb/Ra between an inner diameter Rb and an outer diameter Ra of the resonator 20 is appropriately selected, and thus there may be a fixed point where an r component (U(Ra) or U(Rb)) of displacement in... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100223988 - Apparatus and method for a wireless sensor to monitor barrier system integrity: This invention relates to an apparatus and a method for a wireless sensor to monitor barrier system integrity, such as used or employed during sequestration of greenhouse gases. This invention includes an apparatus for integrity monitoring of a borehole suitable for sequestration of greenhouse gases. The apparatus includes one or... Agent: Carol Wilson Bp America Inc.
20100223989 - Obtaining and evaluating downhole samples with a coring tool: Samples of hydrocarbon are obtained with a coring tool. An analysis of some thermal or electrical properties of the core samples may be performed downhole. The core samples may also be preserved in containers sealed and/or refrigerated prior to being brought uphole for analysis. The hydrocarbon trapped in the pore... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Hps
20100223990 - Apparatus and method for formation testing: An apparatus made according to one embodiment may include a first chamber configured to receive fluid under pressure and to compress a gas in a second chamber in pressure communication with the first chamber, wherein the second chamber is configured to discharge the fluid out from the first chamber when... Agent: Madan & Sriram, P.C.
20100223991 - Thermal flow meter: The thermal flow meter comprises heating means for increasing the temperature in the vicinity of a temperature-sensitive element on a sensor chip that is provided with a pair of temperature-sensitive elements (Ru and Rd) to a particular temperature above the temperature of a fluid that flows along the sensor chip,... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100223992 - Flowmeter: A flowmeter includes a flow sensor capable of measuring instantaneous flow rates of forward and backward flows of a fluid, smoothing means for smoothing the measured instantaneous flow rate, an integrating counter for integrating the smoothed flow rate and outputting an integrated flow rate, determination means for monitoring the smoothed... Agent: Frishauf, Holtz, Goodman & Chick, PC
20100223993 - Fluid level detection device: A fluid level detection device includes a float floating in a bio fuel, a float arm, and a sensor for detecting a rotating amount of the float arm. The sensor has a circuit board and a sliding contact having a contact portion. The float arm is made of a stainless... Agent: Sughrue-265550
20100223994 - Measuring cylinders: A food measuring tool comprising of a plurality of hollow right cylinders. A set of free standing measuring cylinders each one comprising of a single piece of solid, flexible or non flexible material. A set of measuring cylinders each one to be used for measuring a multitude of food products.... Agent: Susan Lucia Gougian
20100223995 - Sensor apparatus and sensor apparatus attachment structure: A sensor apparatus is disclosed, which includes: a terminal; an electronic component that is connected with a first end part of the terminal; an insulating resin that seals the electronic component and the terminal, with a second end part of the terminal being exposed from the insulating resin; a case... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100223996 - Inertial sensor: An inertial sensor includes a drive structure 11 which performs one reference oscillation in an XY plane, and force detecting structures 12 (12-1 to 12-4) which each have a plurality of detection axes and which are arranged on an X axis and a Y axis in the drive structure 11... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100223997 - Accelerometer with over-travel stop structure: An accelerometer (50, 100, 120, 130) includes a substrate (58) and a proof mass (54) spaced apart from a surface (56) of the substrate (58). Compliant members (62) are coupled to the proof mass (54) and enable the proof mass (54) to move parallel to the surface (56) of the... Agent: Meschkow & Gresham, P.L.C
20100223998 - Capacitive displacement transducer: A broadband weak-motion inertial sensor includes a frame, a movable inertial mass, a forcing transducer for keeping the inertial mass stationary relative to the frame during operation, and a flexure for suspending the movable mass in the frame. Two or more closely spaced, substantially parallel capacitor plates, at least one... Agent: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Intellectual Property Section
20100223999 - Elastic wave device and electronic component: To provide an elastic wave device that is small sized and in which a frequency fluctuation due to a change with time hardly occurs, and an electronic component using the above elastic wave device. A trapping energy mode portion 2 provided in an elastic wave waveguide 10 made of a... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20100224000 - Ultrasonic wave measuring method and apparatus: In a comparison between master data created from a waveform signal of an observed object of an acceptable article and a waveform signal obtained from a non-measured observed object, time phase difference generated in the observed object is corrected, and difference with the master data is detected. As a first... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack L.L.P.
20100224001 - Low profile ultrasound inspection scanner: An inspection scanner  is described that has a low profile construction designed to fit into tight spaces and inspect structures  such as weld joints . Wheel frame assemblies [1100, 1200] carry a probe holder assembly  with an ultrasonic (US) array  that emits US beams through the... Agent: Alstom Power Inc.
20100224002 - Pressure gage with magnetically coupled diaphragm: A gage having a motion detection mechanism magnetically attached to a pressure sensing diaphragm. The motion detection mechanism is magnetically coupled to a pointer rotation mechanism configured to indicate the position of the diaphragm and the corresponding pressure sensed by the diaphragm.... Agent: Barnes & Thornburg LLP
20100224003 - Pressure sensor: A pressure sensor includes: a housing having openings at both ends thereof; a pair of pressure-receiving devices configured to seal the openings respectively and transmit a pressure from the outside to the interior of the housing; a force transmission device configured to connect the pair of pressure-receiving devices and transmit... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100224004 - Media-compatible electrically isolated pressure sensor for high temperature applications: A pressure sensor is described with sensing elements electrically and physically isolated from a pressurized medium. An absolute pressure sensor has a reference cavity, which can be at a vacuum or zero pressure, enclosing the sensing elements. The reference cavity is formed by bonding a recessed cap wafer with a... Agent: Nixon Peabody LLP
20100224005 - Non-disposable and reusable air pressure gauge: An air pressure gauge has a housing, a circuit board, a pressure detector and a display. The housing is hollow and has a base, a cover, an engaging device, multiple protrusions and detents and a seal. The cover is pivotally connected to the base with a pivotal tab integrally formed... Agent: Charles E. Baxley, Esquire
20100224007 - Apparatus and method for transverse tensile strength testing of materials at extreme temperatures: A composite specimen for conducting transverse tension strength testing may include a solid cylinder comprising parallel opposing ends, a cylindrical surface extending between and around the parallel opposing ends, and only parallel planar plies extending between and perpendicular to the parallel opposing ends. The parallel planar plies may comprise fibers... Agent: Klintworth & RozenblatIPLLC And The Boeing Company
20100224006 - Internal stress actuated micro- and nanomachines for testing physical properties of micro and nano-sized material samples.: This invention provides an internal stress actuated micro- or nano-machine for measuring mechanical and/or electrical properties, e.g. traction measurement, compression measurement or shear measurement, on micro-scale and nano-scale films or multi-layers of materials such as metallic materials, carbon-based materials and silicon-base materials. The device of the invention has applications in... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100224008 - Magnetic flowmeter with coil ground path detection: A magnetic flow meter includes a flowtube arranged to receive a flow of process fluid and a coil proximate the flowtube arranged to apply a magnetic field to the process fluid. A sense electrode is arranged to sense a voltage potential in the flowtube in response to the applied magnetic... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20100224009 - Flow metering: A new flowmeter which comprises a DP flowmeter and a volume meter in series or in hybrid integrated form. The combination of the readings from the two gives increased metering capabilities.... Agent: Drinker Biddle & Reath Attn: Intellectual Property Group
20100224010 - Tactile sensing array and manufacturing method thereof: In a tactile sensing array and its manufacturing method, the tactile sensing array includes first and second electrodes at different layers, conductors provided for cladding intersection positions of the first and second electrodes, and a cladding layer for cladding the first and second electrodes and conductors. Each of the first... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100224011 - Torsion angle sensor: A torsion angle sensor for measuring the torsion angle of two shafts coupled with one another having two planetary gear sets coupled via a shared planet carrier, with the sun gear of each gear set being connected to one of the two shafts respectively; including an arrangement whereby when a... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP
20100224012 - Fluid sample delivery system and method: A fluid delivery system including a filter for filtering solid particles from a liquid sample, the filter including a first filter member configured to filter solid media from a liquid sample, a second filter member fluidly connected to the first filter member, and a third filter member fluidly connected to... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP (sf)
20100224013 - Method and system for formation and withdrawal of a sample from a surface to be analyzed: A method and system for formation and withdrawal of a sample from a surface to be analyzed utilizes a collection instrument having a port through which a liquid solution is conducted onto the surface to be analyzed. The port is positioned adjacent the surface to be analyzed, and the liquid... Agent: Michael E. Mckee Attorney At Law
20100224014 - Method of inspecting mount state of component: A mount state of components is inspected in a mounting apparatus 1b at total two divisions of a component mounting division b where the mounting apparatus 1b performs mounting and a component mounting division a where a mounting apparatus 1a disposed on an upstream side performs the mounting; the mount... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100224015 - Probe sensor shaft bearing adaptor assembly with conduit attachment: A probe adaptor assembly includes a probe opening into which a probe can be inserted. The probe is held in place by a compression fitting such that the probe depth, with respect to a longitudinal axis of the assembly, can be adjusted prior to the compression fitting being tightened to... Agent: Leffert Jay & Polglaze, P.A.09/02/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. class, title,number
20100218585 - Multi-dimentional high performance liquid chromatographic separation technique (star7) for quantitative determinations of 7 fractions in heavy petroleum streams boiling above 550 degrees f: The present invention provides quantitation of seven classes of compounds (saturates, 1-4+ ring aromatics, sulfides, and polars) present in petroleum streams boiling from 550-1050° F. Operating the present invention in the preparative mode will allow us to load and collect multi-milligram amounts of material. In the present invention, all seven... Agent: Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company
20100218586 - Methods and devices for determination of flow reservoir volume: A novel enhanced flow metering device is adapted for disposing into a flow material reservoir a known volume of flow material whereby software used in conjunction with a pressure sensor may be calibrated. Additionally, by measuring the known amount of flow material returning to the flow material reservoir, checks are... Agent: Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP
20100218587 - Self-calibration of scale factor for dual resonator class ii coriolis vibratory gyros: The method and apparatus in one embodiment may have: operating one of two resonators of a class II coriolis vibratory gyro in a closed loop mode and another of the two resonators in an open loop whole angle mode; sensing an angular rate by each of the two resonators; calibrating... Agent: Carmen Patti Law Group , LLC
20100218588 - System and method for calibrating an absolute position sensor: A system and method for calibrating an absolute angular position sensor and/or for providing pre-calibrated absolute angular position sensors comprises comparing, at a pre-elected number of angular positions, the angular position derived from the output of the sensor to the angular position reported by a reference sensor. The difference between... Agent: Magna International, Inc.
20100218590 - Automated thickness measurement device: A transducer apparatus may include a slide housing, an inner housing, a member attached to the inner housing, a free-floating transducer housing, a transducer, and transducer springs. The inner housing may be moveably disposed within the slide housing. The member attached to the inner housing may be for moving the... Agent: Klintworth & RozenblatIPLLC And The Boeing Company
20100218591 - Method and apparatus for controlling relative coal flow in pipes from a pulverizer: Pulverizer coal flow pipes feed a mixture of air and coal to burners in electric utility coal fire facilities. A method and apparatus for sensing relative coal flow in the pipes uses acoustic emission (AE) sensors to detect flow in each pipe. Sensed relative flow in the pipes is used... Agent: Ipusa, P.l.l.c
20100218589 - Method for configuring an array of transducers in an ultrasonic test apparatus: A method for configuring an array of transducers in an ultrasonic test apparatus for detecting flaws in welds connecting the edges of metal bodies such as plates or pipelines. The method comprising: providing geometrical data of the bevelled edges of the bodies before being welded; identifying different facets of the... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20100218592 - Surface abrader and apparatus for testing surface abrasion: A surface abrader has a first motor, a plurality of pulleys, with at least some of the pulleys being coupled to the motor, and a plurality of shafts, with the pulleys being coupled to the shafts. At least one belt is coupled between two of the pulleys to drive one... Agent: Jones Day (rim) - 2n
20100218593 - Semiconductor tranducer and its use in a sensor for detecting electron-donor or electron-acceptor species: The invention relates to a semi-conductor transducer, and to the use thereof in an electron donor or electron acceptor space sensor. Said transducer consists of an insulating substrate on the surface of which two electrodes and a semiconductor sensitive element are provided. The sensitive element consists of a layer of... Agent: Sofer & Haroun LLP.
20100218594 - Sample collection system and method: An apparatus or method for removing water and concentrating an analyte in solution, wherein the concentrated analyte sample is delivered directly to a vial, such as an autosampler vial that is capable of use in a gas chromatography autosampler.... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20100218595 - Particulate filter and method of use: A particulate filter particularly suited for analytical gravimetric weighing applications is disclosed. The particulate filter includes a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) media supported by a ring and yields stable microgram and submicrogram weighing results. The support ring may be PTFE, metal foil, or another non-hygroscopic polymer such that the mass of the... Agent: Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A.
20100218596 - Methods and apparatus for testing a honeycomb body: Methods are provided for testing a honeycomb body comprised of a core portion comprising honeycomb cell walls and a circumferential skin portion overlying at least some outer honeycomb cell walls. The circumferential skin portion includes a cement mixture layer. The method comprises the step of directing a fluid stream from... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20100218597 - Sensing cable: A covered cable suitable for detecting the presence of corrosive liquids is disclosed. In an embodiment the cable includes two sensing wires wrapped around a core member, at least one of the sensing wires being surrounded by a non-conductive surface layer. In an alternate embodiment the cable includes two sensing... Agent: Tyco International Management Corp.
20100218598 - Misfire judging device of internal combustion engine, vehicle mounted with it and misfire judging method: When an operating state constituted of a rotation speed Ne and torque Te of an engine belongs in a resonance region in a post-stage including a damper connected to a crankshaft of the engine, a subtraction sine wave for removing an influence by resonance is calculated, and misfire is judged... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100218599 - Acoustic volume indicator: Acoustic volume indicators for determining liquid or gas volume within a container comprise a contactor to vibrate a container wall, a detector to receive vibration data from the container wall, a processor to convert vibration data to frequency information and compare the frequency information to characteristic container frequency vs. volume... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20100218600 - Device and method for determining the quantity of substance in small cavities: The invention describes a method and a device for simultaneously determining the mass, volumes or types of substance samples in a plurality of small cavities (2), particularly of wells in microtiter plates. According to the method, energy is supplied by an energy source (5) to the wells, which are partially... Agent: David W. Highet, Vp & ChiefIPCounsel Becton, Dickinson And Company
20100218601 - Multiphase-liquid level data logger: A multiphase-liquid level sensing system for sensing a layer depth and thickness of a liquid of a first phase that floats on a liquid of a different second phase includes an elongated stem that defines an elongated cavity. A float, which exhibits a sensible property, is disposed coaxially around the... Agent: Bryan W. Bockhop, Esq. Bockhop & Associates, LLC
20100218602 - Sender card contamination reduction due to current application to sender card: Disclosed herein is a system for use in a tank containing a contaminative fluid. The system includes an electrically conductive resistive material in fluid communication with the contents of the tank, a controller configured to periodically generate a control signal, and a variable power supply coupled to the electrically conductive... Agent: Young Basile
20100218603 - Shaft balancing system and methods: A shaft assembly has a shaft body, a first universal joint coupled to a first end of the shaft body, and a second universal joint coupled to a second end of the shaft body. A method for dynamically balancing the shaft assembly includes rotating the shaft assembly at a predetermined... Agent: Ingrassia Fisher & Lorenz, P.C. (gm)
20100218604 - Angular velocity sensor: Disclosed is an angular velocity sensor for achieving downsizing of a variety of electronic devices. For this purpose, the angular velocity sensor has a subtracter for outputting a first differential signal based on two sensor signals output from a first sensing electrode unit and a second sensing electrode unit, an... Agent: Pearne & Gordon LLP
20100218605 - Vibrating micro-mechanical sensor of angular velocity: The invention relates to measuring devices used for measuring angular velocity, and more precisely, to vibrating micro-mechanical sensors of angular velocity. The sensor of angular velocity according to the invention comprises at least two seismic mass structures (1), (2), excitation structures (3), (4) and coupling seesaw type springs (6), (7).... Agent: Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
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20100218607 - Acceleration sensor: An acceleration sensor whose characteristics including sensitivity are less likely to change relative to disturbance force applied to a sensor chip. The acceleration sensor has a support frame, a weight supported within the support frame via flexible beams, semiconductor piezoresistance elements provided on the beams, and wiring interconnecting the piezoresistance... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100218608 - Ultrasonic sensor for measuring flow rates in liquid melts: The invention relates to an ultrasonic sensor for measuring flow rates in liquid melts at high temperatures. The aim of the invention is to provide an ultrasonic sensor for carrying out local, continuous, reliable rate measurements in hot melts. To achieve this, the ultrasonic sensor contains an ultrasonic waveguide that... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100218609 - Method and system for ultrasonic inspection of gearbox ring gear: A method and system for ultrasonically inspecting a ring gear of a gearbox is provided. The method and system can be used for the detection, characterization and/or sizing of defects in the ring gear. The ring gear has a plurality of teeth, which extend radially inward with respect to an... Agent: Ge Energy General Electric C/o Ernest G. Cusick
20100218610 - Microscopic acoustic radiation detecting apparatus and method: A micro-acoustic radiation detecting apparatus and method are provided herein.... Agent: Aeon Law
20100218611 - Semiconductor pressure sensor and manufacturing method thereof: A semiconductor pressure sensor includes a silicon substrate, an active gauge resistance forming portion having a first diaphragm and a first gauge resistance formed on the silicon substrate, and a dummy gauge resistance forming portion for temperature compensation having a second diaphragm and a second gauge resistance, formed on the... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100218612 - Dual pressure sensor: A dual pressure sensor using a reduced number of parts to simplify its structure and having increased ease of assembly and improved air tightness. The dual pressure sensor has an airtight container, two pressure sensor units received in the airtight container so as to be in intimate contact with each... Agent: Darby & Darby P.C.
20100218613 - Semiconductor device including a cavity: A semiconductor device includes a substrate including a cavity and a first material layer over at least a portion of sidewalls of the cavity. The semiconductor device includes an oxide layer over the substrate and at least a portion of the sidewalls of the cavity such that the oxide layer... Agent: Dicke, Billig & Czaja
20100218614 - Measurement element: Provided is a measurement element including: a semiconductor substrate; an electrical insulating film formed on the semiconductor substrate; a resistor formed on the electrical insulating film, the resistor constituting a heater; and a cavity formed by removing a portion of the semiconductor substrate that corresponds to a region where a... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100218615 - Apparatus and method for determining failure mode in a shear or pull test device: A method and apparatus for determining a mode of failure of a bond between an electrically conductive ball deposit and a substrate when breaking the ball deposit off of the substrate. The method and apparatus utilize tool force and displacement values to plot a force/displacement curve. The force/displacement curve is... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP (nordson)
20100218616 - Shear test device: Shear test apparatus for gold and solder balls of a semiconductor substrate comprises a support element (21) on which is provided a piezo-electric crystal (24) in the direct shear load path. The crystal (24) may have a shield (25). The interface between shield and crystal, and crystal and support element... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP (nordson)
20100218617 - Method for measuring flow rates in liquid melts: The invention relates to a method for measuring flow rates in liquid melts in a temperature range above 200 DEG C. using an ultrasonic generator and to an associated ultrasonic waveguide according to the ultrasonic Doppler method. The aim of the invention is to provide good signal incoupling and outcoupling.... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100218618 - Doppler type ultrasonic flow meter, flow metering method, and computer program: Provided is a technique for performing a precise flow rate measurement of a large-bore pipeline without causing any aliasing. Ultrasonic pulses are transmitted at a first repetition frequency and at a second repetition frequency different from the first one, and a fluid velocity distribution measuring means measures a first flow... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100218619 - Drive torque sensing wheel end: A sensing system for sensing the drive torque applied to a vehicle wheel end assembly (100). The sensor system (200) is integrated into the internal spaces of the bearing assembly (103) within vehicle wheel end assembly (100), and is protected from environmental conditions. The sensor system (200) incorporates a pair... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi, L.c.
20100218620 - Sample handling device for and methods of handling a sample: A sample handling device (100) for handling a sample, the sample handling device (100) comprising a drive shaft (101) being drivable by a drive unit (102), a base plate (103) mounted to follow a motion of the drive shaft (101) when being driven by the drive unit (102), wherein the... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100218621 - Sample processing methods: A method of processing a sample may include introducing a sample into a vessel, the vessel having proximal and distal ends, the sample being introduced into the proximal end of the vessel; incubating the sample in the vessel with a substance capable of specific binding to a preselected component of... Agent: Foley Hoag, LLP Patent Group, World Trade Center West
20100218622 - Flexible pipette tips: Described herein are pipette tips that include rigid axial projections circumferentially disposed around the exterior surface of a relatively more compliant annular member. The rigid, axial projections may enable improved, and often optimal, sealing engagement with a dispensing device by (i) allowing deformation of the annular member between the projections,... Agent: Grant Anderson LLP C/o Portfolioip
20100218623 - Sample carrier system: A sample carrier generally comprises a sample node and an identifier co-located with the sample node. A sample node may be operative to carry a discrete sample, while an identifier may be operative to provide information associated with the sample carried by the sample node. Embodiments of a sample carrier... Agent: Cooley LLP Attn: Patent Group
20100218624 - Device for pipe inspection and method of using same: A device. The device includes a sensor portion and a chassis portion. The sensor portion includes a plurality of sensing devices. The chassis portion is connected to the sensor portion and includes a first track and a second track. The second track is positioned adjacent the first track. The first... Agent: Reed Smith LLPPrevious industry: Metal deforming
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