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20100294019 - Impact testing device: An impact testing device is provided. The impact testing device comprises a plate and an impact generating module. The plate has a first surface for loading a test object. The impact generating module is fastened to the plate to apply an impact to the plate and actuate the plate along... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP
20100294020 - Method for detecting low concentration gas: Disclosed is a method for detecting a low concentration gas. In the method, a measurand gas containing the target gas in a concentration of 50 ppm or less is supplied to an oscillation element which contains a quartz crystal resonator and a zeolite including a metal complex (such as a... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100294021 - Fluid identification device and fluid identification method: A fluid identification device of long life for identification of a target fluid. The device uses at least two liquid type detection parts each of which is equipped with both of a temperature detector and a heating element, selects electrical conduction to any one of the heating elements, and identifies... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20100294022 - Pressure sensor: A pressure sensor is arranged on a supply/discharge pipe of a reactive gas to be supplied to or discharged from a fuel cell, and measures the pressure of the reactive gas in the pipe. The pressure sensor is provided with an engaging section which has a screw and engages with... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100294023 - Propellant ignition testing apparatus having a compressively sealable chamber: A propellant ignition testing apparatus having a compressively sealable chamber. A fixed end plate assembly is fixedly mounted on a support structure. A test chamber assembly having a combustion chamber for accommodating propellant is provided, and an initiator ignites propellant accommodated in the combustion chamber. A moveable end plate is... Agent: Robert W. Becker & Associates
20100294025 - Apparatus and method for measurement of water vapor permeability: An object of the present invention is to provide an apparatus and a method by which quantities of water vapor passing through a measured object can be measured with high sensitivity and in a short time period. The apparatus and method measure water vapor permeability of the measured object based... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20100294024 - Encapsulated device with integrated gas permeation sensor: An encapsulated device comprising an integrated gas permeation sensor is provided, comprising a base substrate with an electronic component arranged thereon being enclosed within an encapsulation for protecting the electronic component from moisture and/or oxygen; at least one sensor is arranged within the encapsulation to measure the permeation of gas... Agent: Foley And Lardner LLP Suite 500
20100294026 - Sniffing leak detector: A sniffing leak detector which comprises a first suction line in a sniffing probe, the line leading to a main device, is provided with a larger second suction line through which gas is sucked in from the sniffing tip by a gas delivery pump. By connecting the second suction line,... Agent: Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
20100294027 - Misfire detection apparatus for internal combustion engine: Structured with a rotational fluctuation measuring section 51 measuring a rotational fluctuation amount DTdi, a misfire judging section 55 judging a misfire by comparing the rotational fluctuation amount with a judging threshold value, a low load judging section 56 judging an internal combustion engine operating under a low load condition,... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100294028 - Device for detecting a combustion chamber pressure of an internal combustion engine: A device for detecting a combustion chamber pressure of an internal combustion engine, in particular a gasoline engine. The device includes a sensor housing, the sensor housing being set up to be at least partially introduced into a combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine. At least one mechanical-electrical transducer... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100294029 - Device for measuring flowing media: An apparatus for determining at least one parameter of a medium flowing in a main flow direction, in particular of an intake air mass of an internal combustion engine, is proposed. The apparatus has a plug-in part that is introducible into the flowing medium with a predetermined alignment with respect... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100294030 - Fuel system diagnostic systems and methods: A diagnostic system comprises a monitoring module and a diagnostic module. The monitoring module receives a first rail pressure measured by a high side rail pressure sensor during engine cranking at a location where fuel is pressurized by a high pressure fuel pump. The diagnostic module selectively diagnoses a fault... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100294031 - Method for evaluating the transverse adhesion of a tire on snow-covered ground: A method for evaluating the transversal grip of a type of tires on a snow-covered ground, of providing this type of tires to a vehicle, driving this vehicle at the transversal grip limit on a snow-covered track, and producing instantaneous measures of the vehicle transversal acceleration while it travels on... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100294032 - Method for operating a sensor on or in a vehicle tire, and a sensor system: A method is proposed for operating a sensor on or in a vehicle tyre, in particular an acceleration sensor and in particular for detecting a tyre rotation period and/or a tyre contact period, wherein the sensor is operated with a first sampling rate in a first time interval of a... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100294033 - Assembly and method for transient and continuous testing of an open portion of a well bore: An assembly for transient and continuous testing of an open portion of a well bore arranged in a lower part of a drill string includes at least two packers fixed outside of the drill string, which are expandable for isolating a reservoir interval. The assembly includes a down-hole pump, sample... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20100294034 - Fluid level detector: A transducer for use in a fluid detector for determining a presence of a fluid within a container, the transducer comprising a piezoelectric element that outputs an ultrasonic signal in response to an input electrical signal, characterized in that said transducer further comprises, a lens with an upper portion, a... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLPIPDepartment
20100294036 - Flow sensor: A method of monitoring the effectiveness of a liquid distribution system having a body arranged to receive liquid from a supply source and at least one distribution line for receiving liquid from the body, includes sensing the rate at which the liquid flows through the body after supply of the... Agent: Volpe And Koenig, P.C.
20100294035 - Process for measuring a liquid level in a tank and associated system: when at least one capacitor is at least partly immersed in the liquid, measuring the value of the four capacitors, and calculating the liquid level in the tank from the measured value of the capacitor partly immersed in the liquid, its value previously measured in air, and the measured values... Agent: Solvay C/o B. Ortego - Iam-nafta
20100294037 - Gauge assembly and methods of using same: A gauge assembly measuring an amount of a liquid, for use with a float arm assembly including a float arm pivoting in response to a change in the level of liquid, and a flange housing a first magnet and coupled to the float arm where the movement of the float... Agent: Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
20100294038 - Method for predicting imbalance of a propeller shaft assembly: A method for determining an imbalance of a propeller shaft assembly can include establishing balancing planes relative to certain areas of the propeller shaft assembly and identifying each component of the propeller shaft assembly that could have a potential imbalance condition due to a tolerance variation. The method can also... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100294039 - Mode-matching apparatus and method for micromachined inertial sensors: A mode matching servo for an inertial sensor having a resonator and an accelerometer provides a test signal at a frequency higher than a predetermined inertial sensor response frequency and lower than an accelerometer resonance mode frequency so as to induce acceleration signals from the accelerometer substantially at the test... Agent: Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers LLP
20100294040 - Capacitive sensor and 3-axis gyroscopic sensor utilizing capacitive sensors: An exemplary capacitive sensor includes a casing, a fixed electrode, a spring, a moveable electrode, and a capacitance measuring circuit. The casing includes a base and a cylindrical wall. The fixed electrode is disposed on the cylindrical wall and includes a fixed arm section and at least one fixed prong... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100294041 - Microfabricated implantable wireless pressure sensor for use in biomedical applications and pressure measurement and sensor implantation methods: A variable capacitor, a microfabricated implantable pressure sensor including a variable capacitor and an inductor, and related pressure measurement and implantation methods. The inductor may have a fixed or variable inductance. A variable capacitor and pressure sensors include a flexible member that is disposed on a substrate and defines a... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20100294042 - Apparatus for testing strength of objects: An apparatus for testing strength of a corner portion of an object includes a support platform, an installing mechanism on the platform, a force gauge, a driving mechanism connected to the slidable plate to move the slidable plate, a clamp mechanism for clamping the object in a fixed position, and... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100294043 - Apparatus for measuring volume-or mass-flow of a medium in a pipeline: An apparatus for measuring volume- or mass-flow of a medium in a pipeline. The apparatus includes: a measuring tube, through which medium flows in the direction of the measuring tube axis, wherein the measuring tube has, in stream direction of the medium, a first end region and a second end... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100294044 - Electromagnetic flow meter: An electromagnetic flow meter provided with a resin lining portion in which resin is lined in a measuring pipe by pressure molding, including the measuring pipe to flow liquid to be measured, a lining locking frame provided in the measuring pipe composed of a cylindrical plate with openings and a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100294045 - Device for measuring the flow rate of a fluid flowing in a pipe: A device (10) for measuring the flow rate of a fluid flowing in a pipe, especially for a transaction between a hydrocarbon supplier and a hydrocarbon purchaser is provided. The device (10) has a cylindrical body (11) to be interposed between two sections of the pipe. Ultrasound-beam transducers (15) are... Agent: Hespos & Porco LLP
20100294046 - System and methods for sampling materials: Provided herein are systems and methods for storage, retrieval and sampling of materials.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100294047 - Method and system for performing a magnetic separation procedure: Methods, systems, and apparatus are provided for automated isolation of selected analytes, to which magnetically-responsive solid supports are bound, from other components of a sample. An apparatus for performing an automated magnetic separation procedure includes a mechanism for effecting linear movement of a magnet between operative and non-operative positions with... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20100294048 - Sampling device: The present invention generally relates to devices, systems, and methods for acquiring and/or dispensing a sample without introducing a gas into a microfluidic system, such as a liquid bridge system. An exemplary embodiment provides a sampling device including: a sampling member for acquiring or dispensing a sample; and a supply... Agent: Kilyk & Bowersox, P.l.l.c.
20100294049 - Hermetic sample holder and method for performing microanalysis under controlled atmosphere environment: A hermetic sample holder for use in performing microanalysis of a sample under a controlled atmosphere environment. The sample holder comprises a sample holder body with a sample cavity to receive the sample and a cover movably mounted to the holder body between an open position to allow access to... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100294050 - System and method for vessel alignment: A vessel including an identification region may be placed in a holder. Through interaction of a positioning feature on the vessel and an orientation feature on the holder, the vessel can be placed into an alignment orientation, e.g., such that the identification region may be reliably read by a reader.... Agent: Wolf Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
20100294051 - Process condition sensing wafer and data analysis system: A measuring device incorporating a substrate with sensors that measure the processing conditions that a wafer may undergo during manufacturing. The substrate can be inserted into a processing chamber by a robot head and the measuring device can transmit the conditions in real time or store the conditions for subsequent... Agent: Jdi Patent- Kla-tencor Corp. Joint Customer Number
20100294052 - Hand phantom for evaluating mobile communication apparatus: A hand phantom for evaluating a mobile apparatus disclosed wherein the hand phantom includes a thumb part, an index finger part, a middle finger part, a ring finger part and a pinky finger part, and in an XY coordinate system where for the mobile apparatus being held, an orientation of... Agent: Osha Liang L.L.P.
20100294053 - Probe holder: A probe holder has a manipulator, a probe arm arranged on the manipulator, and a probe needle that is at least indirectly connected to the probe arm. To increase the number of contacts of a substrate to be tested and to make it possible to test a plurality of contacts... Agent: Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti PC11/18/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20100288011 - Apparatus and method for portable calibration of electrofusion controllers: An apparatus and method for portable calibration of electrofusion controllers. The method includes providing a portable self-contained calibration device to an electrofusion controller. The calibration device includes internal or external dummy loads to simulate real fittings to be fused and instructs the electrofusion controller to apply electricity to these dummy... Agent: Mccarter & English, LLP Wilmington Basil S. Krikelis
20100288012 - Apparatus for testing bonding strength of electrical connections and frictionless calibration device for the same: An apparatus for testing bonding strength of electrical connection comprises a platform including a two-axis drive, a device holder positioned on the two-axis drive and configured to receive an electronic device, a vertical drive positioned on the platform, a cantilever positioned on the vertical drive, and a test head connected... Agent: Wpat, PC Intellectual Property Attorneys
20100288013 - Method and device for conducting crash-sled tests: Method for conducting crash sled tests, in particular for simulating the impact of a motor vehicle on an obstacle, whereby the deceleration forces of a real collision are simulated by accelerating a crash sled in a manner corresponding to the real deceleration curve, and whereby, for an improved simulation of... Agent: Day Pitney LLP Account: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
20100288015 - Cantilevered probe detector with piezoelectric element: A disclosed chemical detection system for detecting a target material, such as an explosive material, can include a cantilevered probe, a probe heater coupled to the cantilevered probe, and a piezoelectric element disposed on the cantilevered probe. The piezoelectric element can be configured as a detector and/or an actuator. Detection... Agent: Unr/dri Technology Transfer Office
20100288014 - Gas sensor and method thereof: A gas sensor comprises a first surface-acoustic-wave device, at least one further surface-acoustic-wave device, and a control device. The first surface-acoustic-wave device includes a piezoelectric substrate, a pair of transducers and an external circuit. The pair of transducers consists of a first transducer and a second transducer, and they are... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100288016 - Device and method for measuring the geometry of a workpiece: In order to improve a device for measuring the geometry of a workpiece in such a way that the geometrical measurements are particularly precise wherein the device comprises a housing having a flow channel in which there is arranged a reference nozzle for the passage of a test fluid therethrough... Agent: Saul Ewing LLP (philadelphia) Attn: Patent Docket Clerk
20100288043 - Method and apparatus for extended time and varying environment measurements of single particles in microfluidic channels: Methods and apparatus for improving measurements of particle or cell characteristics, such as mass, in Suspended Microchannel Resonators (SMR's). Apparatus include in particular designs for trapping particles in SMR's for extended measurement periods and for changing the fluid properties within the SMR during the extended periods. Methods include techniques to... Agent: Mark Rodgers
20100288017 - Aqueous chemical leak detection cable: Disclosed are aqueous chemical leak detection cables that provide protection to sensor wires by using a conductive polymer coating that is resistant to corrosion by aqueous chemicals. In addition, non-conductive, liquid pervious layers may surround one or more of the sensor wires to assist in preventing false detection of a... Agent: Cochran Freund & Young LLC
20100288018 - Fuel system for a combustion engine having local leakage detection: The application relates to a connector (11) for connecting at least a portion of a double-wall tubing (9) to a high-pressure line (4) and a fuel system having a high pressure line (4), a double wall tubing (9) and connector for coupling the double-wall tubing (9) to the high-pressure line... Agent: Caterpillar C/o Liell, Mcneil & Harper Intellectual Property Department
20100288019 - Method and apparatus for detecting a leak in a fuel delivery system: A leak detection system is provided for detecting a leak in a fuel line. A controller determines the presence of a leak in the fuel line based on an analysis of data obtained from individual leak tests performed on the fuel line, the individual leak tests may span one or... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP 111 E. Wayne Street
20100288021 - Apparatus and method for checking leakage from fuel vapor processing apparatus: An apparatus for checking leakage from a fuel vapor processing apparatus includes an interrupting device capable of interrupting communication between a canister and a fuel tank when a pressure within the canister is negative and a pressure within the fuel tank is positive. A first pressure detecting device can detect... Agent: Dennison, Schultz & Macdonald
20100288020 - Leak detection system comprising a tracer gas mediating unit: A system for detection of a leak at a leakage testing point of a test object by a tracer gas. A positionable tracer gas mediating unit has a tip. A marker is attachable at the leakage testing point. A marker detector is associated with the positionable tracer gas mediating unit.... Agent: Venable LLP
20100288023 - Immersion probe for water analysis, comprising an electrode for detectiing an analyte in water: An immersion probe for water analysis includes at least one electrode configured to detect an analyte in water, a probe head with a probe head end side on which the at least one electrode is disposed, and a separate protective cap attached to the probe head so as to be... Agent: Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd. (frankfurt Office)
20100288022 - Novel chromatography methods: The present invention relates to novel HPLC methods for the analysis of the API formoterol and related substances. In a first method the mobile phase comprises two or more liquids, and the relative concentration of the liquids is varied to a predetermined gradient. In a second method the mobile phase... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Attn: MnIPDocket
20100288024 - Degasifier and liquid chromatograph equipped therewith: The present invention relates to a deaerator 2 including: a liquid flow space; reduced-pressure spaces 25A, 25B, and 25C; gas permeable films 21A, 21B, and 21C that separate these spaces; and a pump for discharging gas from within the reduced-pressure spaces 25A, 25B, and 25C to the outside, and to... Agent: Rader Fishman & Grauer PLLC
20100288025 - Sample injector for liquid chromatography, particularly for high performance liquid chromatography: The invention pertains to a sample injector for liquid chromatography, particularly for high performance liquid chromatography, with a controllable injection valve (3) that features at least one waste port (12) for discharging fluid under low pressure, two sample loop ports (13, 16) and two high-pressure ports (14, 15) for supplying... Agent: The Culbertson Group, P.C.
20100288026 - Liquid chromatography detector and flow controller therefor: A flow controller for use with a liquid chromatography detector. The flow controller includes a flow channel comprising an inlet portion, a control channel portion in communication with the inlet portion, and an outlet portion in communication with said control channel portion. The control channel portion has a cross-sectional area... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP
20100288027 - Pump for liquid chromatograph: A pump device is realized, which accurately detects a flow rate of a pump, performs real-time control of the flow rate, and thus can suppress a flow rate error caused by occurrence of pulsation. Control of a pump rotation speed by a pressure sensor has low responsiveness in a low... Agent: Mcdermott Will & Emery LLP
20100288028 - Methods and compositions for removing residues and substances from substrates using environmentally friendly solvents: Environmentally friendly solvents used to dissolve or remove residues and/or substances from substrates wherein the residue and/or substance is contacted with a Generally Recognized As Safe solvent to dissolve the residue and/or substance in the solvent followed by the extraction of the residue and/or substance from the solvent such as... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec
20100288029 - System and method for characterizing membranes and membrane filtration devices: A system for characterizing a membrane is disclosed. The system includes a container configured to dissolve a first large molecular weight marker and a second large molecular weight marker into a solution, wherein the container is connected to a reservoir. The reservoir configured to receive the solution. A filtration unit... Agent: Ge Healthcare Bio-sciences Corp. Patent Department
20100288030 - Method and apparatus for real-time estimation of four wheel imbalances for chassis prognosis: A system and method for determining whether a particular wheel on a vehicle is un-balanced during operation of the vehicle. The method includes providing wheel angle signals from the wheels of the vehicle and providing a vibration measurement signal from a response point on the vehicle, such as from an... Agent: MillerIPGroup, PLC General Motors Corporation
20100288031 - Processes to create discrete corrosion defects on substrates and establish corrosion ndi test standards: Methods and apparatuses are provided for creation of discrete corrosion defects with a wide range of diameter to depth aspect ratios for painted test standards. Also provided are methods for use of those test standards to characterize the corrosion under paint detection threshold, statistical reliability, and accuracy of NDI and/or... Agent: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100288032 - Processes to create discrete corrosion defects on substrates and establish corrosion ndi test standards: Methods and apparatuses are provided for creation of discrete corrosion defects with a wide range of diameter to depth aspect ratios for painted test standards. Also provided are methods for use of those test standards to characterize the corrosion under paint detection threshold, statistical reliability, and accuracy of NDI and/or... Agent: Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100288033 - Method and apparatus for measuring surface profile of sample: A method for measuring surface profile of a sample, wherein jumping of a probe can be constrained without applying strong force to the sample, and an apparatus employing such a method. Control operation consists of detection of displacement in a probe in the vertical direction on the top surface of... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC
20100288034 - System and method of assessing thermal energy levels of a gas turbine engine component: An example method of assessing a component of a gas turbine engine includes monitoring debris in at least a portion of an engine and establishing an estimated thermal energy level for a component of the engine based on the monitoring. The method may use gas path parameters to establish the... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds/pratt & Whitney
20100288035 - Engine misfire diagnostic apparatus and method: An engine misfire diagnostic apparatus measures an amount of time required for a crankshaft (2) to pass through a prescribed crank angle range corresponding to a combustion stroke to obtain time measurement values on a per cylinder basis. A first misfire parameter (MISB) is obtained based on stored time measurement... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100288036 - Device for determining the position of a piston in a cylinder: A device for determining the position of a piston in a cylinder comprises an ultrasound facility for transmitting ultrasound signals into the inside of the cylinder and for receiving ultrasound signals that are reflected from said piston. A projection is provided on a front surface of the piston and comprises... Agent: D. Peter Hochberg Co. L.p.a.
20100288037 - Method for determining valve degradation: A method for determining degraded valve operation. According to the method, valve degradation can be determined from the duration of a spark event. This method allows for the determination of both intake and exhaust valve degradation.... Agent: Alleman Hall Mccoy Russell & Tuttle, LLP
20100288038 - Measuring device for determining the material parameters of solid material samples: A measuring unit for determining the material parameters of a solid material sample of a substance includes a sample holder for accommodating the material sample to be tested, an actuator for generating an excitation vibration, a measuring unit and a measured value analysis unit, the actuator including at least one... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100288039 - Unit for measuring and system for monitoring tire pressure in tires of the extended mobility or other type: Measuring unit with at least a pressure sensor and signal transmission means, intended to be fitted on a tire/wheel assembly, characterized in that it comprises a logic indicator with two states, active and inactive, and in that the logic indicator becomes active each time the pressure measured by the pressure... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100288040 - Sampling apparatus and method for sampling: An apparatus and a method for sampling from a product flow, where the sampling is performed continuously and where the product is collected in a cup for determining physical conditions, for example, weight in relation to volume, and where the cup is emptied after ending the sampling. The apparatus is... Agent: Roberts Mlotkowski Safran & Cole, P.C. Intellectual Property Department
20100288041 - Spring member test apparatus: An apparatus is provided for loading a spring member secured on the apparatus. The apparatus includes a first mechanism for applying a translational loading to the spring member, and a second mechanism for applying a torsional loading to the spring member. The first mechanism includes a plurality of first elements,... Agent: L.c. Begin & Associates, PLLC
20100288042 - Gauge for bulk fuel storage tanks: This invention relates to bulk liquid storage tanks, and in particular to an improved tank gauge for measuring the amount of liquid within the tank and for monitoring the movement or settling of the storage tank.... Agent: Juneau Partners
20100288044 - Gravity sensing instrument: An instrument for determining the second and/or third-order components of the gravity tensor includes a group of six accelerometers arranged at an equal radius from a spin axis and positioned at 60 degree intervals about the spin axis with the sensing axis of each accelerometer aligned tangentially to the circle... Agent: Wallace G. Walter
20100288045 - Measuring rotor imbalance via blade clearance sensors: A system and method can be utilized to determine an out of balance condition of a rotor having a plurality of blades. The system monitors a clearance between the blades and an associated housing. By looking at a center of that clearance information, a determination can be made of the... Agent: Carlson, Gaskey & Olds, P.C.
20100288046 - Rotation sensor with onboard power generation: A rotation sensor configured to be mounted on a rim of a wheel. The rotation sensor includes a band sized and shaped to fit around the rim of the wheel, a first element mounted on the band that generates a first time-varying electrical signal in response to a rotational movement,... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20100288047 - Mems sensor and electronic apparatus: A MEMS sensor includes: a supporting portion; a movable weight portion; a connecting portion that couples the supporting portion with the movable weight portion and is elastically deformable; a first fixed electrode portion protruding from the supporting portion; and a first movable electrode portion protruding from the movable weight portion... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100288048 - Electronic pressure-sensing device: An electronic pressure-sensing device 100 comprising a transistor 105 located on a substrate 110. The device also comprises a linker arm 115 that has a tip 120 which is configured to touch a contact region 125 of the substrate that is near the transistor. The device also comprises a pressure... Agent: Hitt Gaines, PC Lsi Corporation
20100288049 - Pseudorandom binary sequence apparatus and method for in-line inspection tool: An in-line inspection tool is disclosed for inspecting the wall of a pipeline while traveling therethrough. The in-line inspection tool may include a transmitter, a signal generator, one or more receivers, and a decoder. The signal generator may generate a pseudorandom signal, generate an inspection signal, and drive the transmitter... Agent: Warren M Pate Warren M. Pate, LLC
20100288050 - Mechanism for adaptive contour compliance: An apparatus for inspecting samples that may include a curvature that varies from sample to sample comprises a scanning element, a feed mechanism, and a pivot mechanism. The scanning element transmits and receives a signal to and from the sample as the sample passes by, thereby building an image or... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP
20100288051 - Order tracking method and system: The present invention describes an order tracking system (200) and method (100) for tracking at least one order from mechanical and/or acoustic vibrations generated by a periodic excitation process of a physical system. The order tracking system (200) comprises a means for obtaining (212) a mechanical and/or acoustic vibration data... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100288052 - Method and device for implementing simulated test of centrifugal stress in turbine blade: The object is to provide a method and device to detect internal defect in the weld overlaid portion of erosion resistant material in the border portion between the blade profile and the shroud of a turbine blade with high accuracy by a static test method for an individual turbine blade... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100288053 - Gyratory compactor apparatuses and associated methods: A gyratory compactor apparatus adapted to interact with a mold that defines a mold axis is provided. The gyratory compactor apparatus includes a frame defining a frame axis and having a first mounting plate and a pivoted support carried by the frame and capable of rotation in at least a... Agent: Olive Law Group, PLLC
20100288054 - System to detect poor process ground connections: In a particular embodiment, a field device is disclosed that includes a pair of electrodes coupled to a process fluid and a diagnostic circuit coupled to the pair of electrodes to monitor a common mode signal. The diagnostic circuit is adapted to detect a poor ground connection associated with at... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20100288055 - Transit time correction in a flow sensor: A sensor measures a flow quantity of a medium using a first wave converter and a second wave converter which faces the first wave converter, each of which emits and receives sound waves, and a device calculates the flow quantity on the basis of a first wave transit time from... Agent: Michael J. Striker
20100288056 - Contamination control for liquid handling: A structure for holding sample-containing receptacles includes a cover with holes formed therein through which the receptacles can be accessed with a substance transfer mechanism, such as a robotic pipettor. When the transfer mechanism is inserted into and then withdrawn from a receptacle, a string of viscous material may be... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.
20100288057 - Cascade impactor: The invention relates to low flow rate cascade impactors for sampling aerosols, notably but not limited to pharmaceutical aerosols. The impactor stages serve as both orifice plate and collecting cup, simplifying collection and analysis. The impactor is designed to operate at flow rates approximating the inspiratory flow rates of young... Agent: Bernard J. Greenspan
20100288058 - Pipette body, pipette tip and method: Pipette tip, pipette body and method for analysis. The pipette tip (1) comprises a tip body (6) having an inner surface (I) and an outer surface (O). The tip body comprises a first end (3) and a second end (4) having a flow opening (19). The tip body (6) is... Agent: Cohen, Pontani, Lieberman & Pavane LLP
20100288059 - Specimen container, system, and method: This invention relates to the collection and handling of biological or chemical specimens. The invention provides a device and a method for collecting and preparing patient samples, such as sputum, to be used in downstream diagnostics tests. The invention reduces the handling and exposure of healthcare workers to the sample... Agent: Dobrusin & Thennisch PC
20100288060 - Device for sampling a specimen container: A sampling device for a specimen container having a closure sealing the interior of the specimen container from the environment includes a needle, a body coupled to the needle and defining a chamber in fluid communication with the needle, the body further comprising a port forming an opening in the... Agent: Biomerieux Vitek Inc.
20100288061 - Covered rack for holding fluid receptacles: A structure for holding sample-containing receptacles includes a cover with holes formed therein through which the receptacles can be accessed with a substance transfer mechanism, such as a robotic pipettor. When the transfer mechanism is inserted into and then withdrawn from a receptacle, a string of viscous material may be... Agent: Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.11/11/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20100281944 - Method and device for calibrating acceleration and force sensors: The stimulation of waves in bars, in particular at high amplitudes, is used for the calibration of acceleration and force sensors. The invention relates to a method and a device for calibrating acceleration and force sensors by means of a Hopkinson bar for controlled influencing of the signal form the... Agent: Lerner Greenberg Stemer LLP
20100281945 - Calibration of gyratory compactor apparatuses and associated methods: A method for calibrating a gyratory compactor apparatus is provided. The gyratory compactor apparatus is of the type being configured to compact and impart an orbital motion to a sample in a mold that defines a mold axis and includes at least one actuator for imparting lateral displacement of the... Agent: Olive Law Group, PLLC
20100281946 - Impact detector and packaging container: An impact detector includes a circular weight, a case containing the weight, in which a transition path for the weight is formed, a planar elastic member extending in the case with a first end oriented in a direction in which the weight move upon an impact in a first direction,... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce P.L.C
20100281947 - Fire distinguishing device: A fire distinguishing device includes: a detection device which detects an outbreak of a fire; a fire presence/absence distinguishing device which distinguishes the presence or absence of the fire; and a cumulative time determining device which determines the cumulative time required for distinguishing the presence or absence of the fire,... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20100281948 - Spiral, microchanneled chromatographic column and detection systems: The present disclosure relates to a spirally wrapped chromatographic structure, a system incorporating such structure and a method of providing such structure. The structure may include an absorber layer having a first surface and a second surface, wherein one or a plurality of channels are defined in the first surface.... Agent: Grossman, Tucker, Perreault & Pfleger, PLLC
20100281949 - Reduction of pressure induced temperature influence on the speed of sound in a gas: An apparatus for determining the proportion of gases in a gas mixture, has a measurement chamber having a chamber defining structure, a gas inlet and a gas outlet, an ultrasound source and an ultrasound detector mounted such that the ultrasound source is capable of transmitting ultrasound through the chamber to... Agent: Schiff Hardin, LLP Patent Department
20100281950 - Method and apparatus for analysis of mixed streams: Disclosed are an integrated analytical system and a method of operating the system to obtain improved control over processes that involve or produce mixed streams of gas and liquid or streams of condensable and non-condensable gases. The systems include an intake module configured for receiving and/or generating a mixed stream... Agent: Capitol City Techlaw, PLLC
20100281951 - Gas permeability measurement apparatus: Gas permeability measurement apparatus is an apparatus for measuring all kinds of continuous-porous materials, including wood, paper, wood-composites, wood plastic composites (WPC), minerals, polymer-based materials, minerals, ceramics, textiles and fabrics. The apparatus is equipped with an electronic time measurement device with milli-second precision; this feature allows the permeability values to... Agent: Choobin & Choobin Consultancy L.l.c Barry Choobin
20100281952 - Differential comparative pressure monitoring system: A differential comparative pressure monitoring system (10) for monitoring the structural integrity of a structure or component (30) comprises a pressure source (12); a first fluidic circuit (14), and a reference fluidic circuit (16) which are connected in parallel to the pressure source (12); and a monitoring device (18). The... Agent: Frommer Lawrence & Haug
20100281953 - Line leak detector and method of using same: An apparatus for detecting a leak in a conduit line includes a housing in fluid communication with the line, a valve including a valve seat and a valve element movable relative to the seat between opened and closed positions, a bypass line around the valve, a flow detector coupled to... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20100281954 - Test apparatus and method for safety valve: An apparatus and method for testing the performance of a safety valve. The apparatus includes an accumulator including at least one electric heater for heating a predetermined amount of water in the accumulator, and storing steam produced by the electric heater, a test vessel storing the steam supplied from the... Agent: Leydig Voit & Mayer, Ltd
20100281955 - Microtube and related methods therefor: Sample processing devices having collapsible, flexible bodies are disclosed. The flexible microtube sampling devices are utilizable in pressure mediated, pressure cycling procedures. Externally applied pressure on the flexible microtube sample processing devices allow buckling thereof and transfer of the applied pressure to the sample contained therein.... Agent: Lando & Anastasi, LLP
20100281956 - Viscometer and a method for operating the same: A viscometer adapted to determine a temperature at which a liquid test sample has a predetermined viscosity. A method of operating a viscometer comprising the steps of: drying the air contained in the capillary tube; advancing the liquid test sample from the sample reservoir to the capillary tube; changing the... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100281957 - Method for determination of presence or absence of peptide compound pyy3-36: The present invention provides a method for determining in a pharmaceutical test formulation the presence or absence of a peptide compound PYY3-36 represented by the following amino acid sequence: H-Ile-Lys-Pro-Glu-Ala-Pro-Gly-Glu-Asp-Ala-Ser-Pro-Glu-Glu-Leu-Asn-Arg-Tyr-Tyr-Ala-Ser-Leu-Arg-His-Tyr-Leu-Asn-Leu-Val-Thr-Arg-Gln-Arg-Tyr-X (SEQ ID NO: 1), wherein X is OH or a carboxy acid-protecting group, the method comprising (1) preparing a solution... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100281958 - Preparative separation/purification system: After a target compound is captured by an adsorbent within a trap column (7) held by a column rack (8) in a substantially vertical position and the column is filled with water to wash its inside, dichloromethane is slowly introduced from an inlet end (7a) on the lower side by... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20100281959 - Shear valve with dlc comprising multi-layer coated member: A shear valve for use in a high performance liquid chromatography system, the shear valve comprising a first shear valve member and a second shear valve member, wherein at least one of the first and second shear valve members is adapted to be moved with respect to the other, one... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc. In Care Of: Cpa Global
20100281960 - Method of testing membranes and membrane-based systems: The invention includes methods for testing membranes and membrane-based systems by introducing particles into a feed liquid passing across the surface of a membrane wherein the particles have a size larger than the nominal cut-off of the membrane, and measuring the presence of the particles within a permeate solution which... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company
20100281961 - Analysis device, and analysis apparatus and method using the same: A protective cap 2 is engaged with a latch 10 of a diluent container 5 so as to fix the diluent container 5 at a liquid holding position of a diluent container containing section 11. The engagement is released when the protective cap 2 is set to an open position... Agent: Hamre, Schumann, Mueller & Larson P.C.
20100281962 - All electric piezoelectric finger sensor (pefs) for soft material stiffness measurement: A PEFS (Piezoelectric Finger Sensor) acts as an “electronic finger” capable of accurately and non-destructively measuring both the Young's compression modulus and shear modulus of tissues with gentle touches to the surface. The PEFS measures both the Young's compression modulus and shear modulus variations in tissue generating a less than... Agent: Knoble, Yoshida & Dunleavy
20100281964 - Device and method for assessing the machinability of laminates: A device and method for assessing the machinability, particularly the drillability, of epoxy resin laminates by reproducible indentation and analysis of the delamination area of a laminate sample thus provoked.... Agent: The Dow Chemical Company
20100281963 - Nanoindenter tip for uniaxial tension and compression testing: The invention is an indenter tip that is modified to permit both compression testing and tensile testing on samples having dimensions smaller than approximately 1 μm. The modified indenter tip has both a surface that can be used to apply compressive forces, and tines that can be used to engage... Agent: Milstein Zhang & Wu LLC
20100281965 - Cutting test device for knives and other cutting tools: The device of the invention can be used for evaluating the cutting ability of knives and other like cutting tools. The device includes a rigid body (2) with a slide (10) receiving a foam rod (12), and a bearing surface (8) substantially perpendicular to the slide (10) for positioning and... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100281966 - Two-step oil control valve diagnostic from phaser oil pressure: A diagnostic system includes a first pressure monitoring module, a second pressure monitoring module, and a fault determination module. The first pressure monitoring module determines low-lift pressures and high-lift pressures in a cam phaser when a first oil control valve (OCV) moves first valve lifters to the low-lift state and... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100281967 - Over-speed, rough loads and hard landing detection system: A system, apparatus and method provide a means for indicating an overload condition has occurred during aircraft operation. The occurrence of an overload condition is automatically determined and an indication output thereof. Based on the indication received by the cockpit, avionics, maintenance, etc., further action may be taken to correct... Agent: Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. (goodrich)
20100281969 - Position sensor for measuring the idle stroke of a piston/cylinder system: The invention relates a position sensor (1) for measuring the adjustment stroke of a hydraulic piston/cylinder system (3, 4) which acts on the support chock of the rolls (2) of a rolling mill stand, wherein the position sensor (1) is designed to measure a relative displacement between two components (3,4)... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20100281970 - Positive displacement flowmeter: A position displacement flowmeter having a pair of non-circular gears in a rolling contact on a pitch line without slippage. The positive displacement flowmeter comprises a casing and a pair of rotors provided in the casing and rotatable around its center axes. The pair of rotors have a tooth profile... Agent: Jordan And Hamburg LLP
20100281971 - Fluid condition and level sensor: A fluid condition and level sensor is provided that includes a solenoid body, a coil, and an armature surrounded by the coil. The solenoid body defines an armature chamber in which the armature is movable in response to energizing of the coil. The sensor is mounted to a reservoir such... Agent: Quinn Law Group, PLLC
20100281972 - Method and device for the optical measurement of state variables and the level in a container for liquefied gases, and device therefor: A method and a device for optically determining state variables inside a container (1) for liquefied gases. In the method and device, light emitted by an illumination unit (2) travels within an optical waveguide (7, 9) to a contact point (33) with the content of the container (1) and is... Agent: Bachman & Lapointe, P.C.
20100281973 - Fuel level indicator for riding lawn equipment: A fuel level indicator for riding lawn equipment with a fuel tank pivotably mounted under the operator seat. A fuel level indicator arm is pivotably mounted under the fuel tank and has a first end contacting the fuel tank and a second end extending through an opening in front of... Agent: Deere & Company
20100281974 - Hand dynamometer with improved configuration for grip strength assessment: A handle assembly mounted to a dynamometer measuring device including a base mounted to an input location of the measuring device. A plurality of arms extend in a lineal direction from the base and are arranged in spaced and gap defining fashion. The arms deflect inward relative to one another... Agent: Gifford,krass,sprinkle,anderson&citkowsi, PC
20100281975 - Rotational speed sensor assembly: A sensed element is disclosed for incorporation into an apparatus that includes a rotatable shaft. The sensed element includes at least one sensor-detectible feature detectible by a sensing device for use in measuring a rotational speed of the shaft, a base portion coupled to the shaft so as to rotate... Agent: Dennis Keith Scheer L. C. Begin & Associates, PLLC
20100281976 - Vibrating gyroscope using piezoelectric film and method for manufacturing same: A vibrating gyroscope comprises a ring-shaped vibrating body (11) a leg portion (15) flexibly supporting the body (11) and having a fixed end, a fixed potential electrode (16), and a plurality of electrodes (13a-13d) with a piezoelectric film sandwiched between an upper and a lower-layer metallic film in a thickness... Agent: Mots Law, PLLC
20100281977 - Microelectromechanical structure with enhanced rejection of acceleration noise: An integrated MEMS structure includes a driving assembly anchored to a substrate and actuated with a driving movement. A pair of sensing masses suspended above the substrate and coupled to the driving assembly via elastic elements is fixed in the driving movement and performs a movement along a first direction... Agent: Seed Intellectual Property Law Group PLLC
20100281978 - Inertial sensor and producing method thereof: The present invention provides an inertial sensor and a producing method thereof. The inertial sensor measures the acceleration and angular acceleration of a moving object according to the sensed pressure difference (pressure gradient). The inertial sensor comprises a substrate; a circuit disposed on the substrate; a pressure device comprising an... Agent: Venable LLP
20100281979 - Low cost miniature vector sensor: Low cost miniature vector sensors are provided. An acoustic vector sensor is provided that comprises at least one accelerometer to measure at least one component of acoustic particle acceleration, wherein the at least one accelerometer has a resonant frequency within a measurement band of the acoustic vector sensor. In addition,... Agent: Ryan, Mason & Lewis, LLP
20100281980 - Physical quantity sensor: A physical quantity sensor includes a support substrate, anchor portions fixed to a top surface of the support substrate, a movable portion positioned above the support substrate and supported by the anchor portions with support portions provided therebetween such that the movable portion is movable in a height direction, and... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100281981 - Characterization with picosecond ultrasonics of metal portions of samples potentially subject to erosion: A method for evaluating a manufacturing process is described. The method includes generating an optical pump beam pulse and directing the optical pump beam pulse to a surface of a sample. A probe pulse is generated and directed the probe pulse to the surface of the sample. A probe pulse... Agent: Harrington & Smith
20100281982 - Hearing test and screening system and its method: A hearing test and screening system for testing and screening the hearing acuity of a person which includes a computer having built therein a graphic-control program for generating a pure tone signal required for a hearing test, an audio apparatus having a connection port coupled to the computer for receiving... Agent: Guice Patents PLLC
20100281983 - Apparatus and method for position determination: An apparatus for determining a distance includes a converter element that generates n acoustic surface wave, a surface that feeds over at least part of the acoustic surface wave to a surface having a reflection point, and a processor that determines a distance between the apparatus and the reflection point... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100281984 - Method and apparatus for measuring position of the object using microphone: Provided is a method and device for measuring a position of an ultrasonic generating device for generating ultra-sonic signals, and inputting information by using position measurement values of the ultrasonic generating device. Accordingly, a plurality of broadband microphones that can be used as general microphones provided to an electronic device... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20100281985 - Optical fiber vibration sensor: An optical fiber vibration sensor includes a light source, an optical receiver, an optical dividing/coupling part, a signal processing unit, and a fiber loop part made of an optical fiber. A part of an optical fiber composing the fiber loop part is installed outside a housing of a main body... Agent: Mcginn Intellectual Property Law Group, PLLC
20100281986 - multipoint laser doppler vibrometer: A multipoint laser Doppler vibrometer system (1) comprises a laser diode (2), beam expanding lens (3), a holographic optical element (HOE, 4) and a CMOS camera (5) receiving reflected light via optics (6). The HOE (4) is a hologram of a flat diffusely reflecting surface. Some light (8) is diffracted... Agent: Jacobson Holman PLLC
20100281987 - Device for monitoring one or more process variables: A device for determining or monitoring one or more physical and/or chemical, process variables and having a vibration sensor comprising, a plug-in element and a socket element, which are releasably connected by a pluggable connection and which communicate with one another via an interface, wherein, in the plug-in element or... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100281988 - Vibrating sensor having two channels activated in sequence: A vibrating sensor having a base and an axisymmetrical resonator secured to the base. The base and the resonator are associated with electrodes connected to a control circuit via at least a first connection channel and a second connection channel with the electrodes being connected to one or other of... Agent: Muncy, Geissler, Olds & Lowe, PLLC
20100281989 - Pressure sensor and device for preventing air inflow into the pressure sensor: There are provided a pressure sensor sensing or measuring air pressure and a device for preventing air inflow, which is used to prevent air, moisture and foreign substances from flowing into the pressure sensor. The pressure sensor includes an air flow part through which air to be measured, the pressure... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20100281990 - Low-dead volume microfluidic circuit and methods: A method is described for reducing a dead volume of a microfluidic circuit that includes, in one embodiment, a reservoir, an outlet, and a microfluidic flowpath fluidly connecting the reservoir and the outlet. The method includes providing a microfluidic flow component between the reservoir and the outlet for performing a... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20100281991 - Differential pressure sensor: A differential pressure sensor for measuring a pressure difference between two high-pressure environments is comprised of a sensor block including internal, oil-filled channels leading to an internally positioned differential pressure sensor element. Two process diaphragms are provided for transferring pressure from the high-pressure environments for isolating two distinct internal oil... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20100281992 - Pressure difference measuring cell: A pressure difference measuring cell for registering pressure difference between a first pressure and a second pressure, comprises: an elastic measuring arrangement having at least one measuring membrane, or diaphragm, that comprises silicon; a platform, which is pressure-tightly connected with the elastic measuring arrangement; a first hydraulic path for transferring... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100281993 - Pressure sensor package: A semiconductor package (10) including a pressure sensor die (14) has an interconnect layer (22) formed over a first major surface of the pressure sensor die (14). An encapsulant (18) encapsulates a second major surface and sides of the pressure sensor die (14). A cavity (32) extends through the interconnect... Agent: Onda Techno Intl. Patent Attys.
20100281994 - Pressure sensing device for harsh environments: A pressure sensing device comprises a substrate having an opening, a pressure sensor die electrically connected to the substrate, and a pedestal having an upper surface that extends through the opening in the substrate, with the upper surface affixed to the sensor die. The pedestal has a pressure port that... Agent: Honeywell/fogg Patent Services
20100281995 - Gyratory compactor apparatuses and associated methods: A gyratory compactor apparatus is provided that is adapted to interact with a mold that defines a mold axis. The gyratory compactor apparatus includes a frame that defines a frame axis and has a first mounting plate and a spaced-apart second mounting plate. A pivoted support is carried by the... Agent: Olive Law Group, PLLC
20100281996 - Magneto-inductive flow measuring device: A magneto-inductive flow measuring device, including: A measuring tube, through which a medium flows essentially directed along a measuring tube axis; a magnet arrangement, which produces an alternating magnetic field passing through the measuring tube essentially perpendicularly to the measuring tube axis; two measuring electrodes arranged essentially on a line... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100281998 - Method for detecting blockage in a cariolis flow measuring device: A method for detecting blockage of a measuring tube of a Coriolis flow measuring device, which has at least two measuring tubes. For this, the at least two measuring tubes are excited by at least one exciter to execute mechanical oscillations, mechanical oscillations of the measuring tubes are registered by... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100281999 - Method for determining measuring tube wall thickness of a coriolis, flow measuring device: A method for determining tube wall thickness of at least one measuring tube of a Coriolis, flow measuring device, wherein the Coriolis, flow measuring device has an oscillatory system, which includes at least one measuring tube, and at least one exciter, by which the oscillatory system is excitable to execute... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20100281997 - Flow control assembly: A flow control device for automatically controlling the flow of a fluid at a predetermined rate that is capable of taking measurements of the pressure of the fluid within the device while the device is functioning and that is capable of real-time adjustment of the flow rate is provided. Said... Agent: Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP Intellectual Property Section
20100282000 - Dielectric textured elastomer in a pressure mapping system: A capacitance pressure mapping system includes a plurality of sensor cells created by the intersection of electrode columns and rows, and a solid elastomer dielectric separating the electrode columns and rows. The elastomer is at least one planar sheet having a surface comprising a pattern of projections. There may be... Agent: Edward Yoo C/o Bennett Jones
20100282002 - Measuring device for detecting the operating state of a shaft, method and shaft arrangement comprising said measuring device: A measuring device, a method, and a shaft arrangement. The device enables and detects a robust and simultaneously precise measurement of torque, a torque variation and/or an equivalent variable. The device has a signal emitter that can be and/or is connected to the shaft in a rotationally fixed manner, a... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20100282001 - Bicycle bottom bracket force sensor: A bicycle bottom bracket force sensor includes an outer portion, an inner portion, at least one sensor mounting surface and a strain gauge. The inner portion is dimensioned to receive and support a crank axle bearing that rotatably supports a crank axle. The at least one sensor mounting surface extends... Agent: GlobalIPCounselors, LLP
20100282003 - Specimen processing device and specimen processing method: A specimen processing device comprising: first and second units for processing specimens; a conveyance unit for conveying a specimen rack in a first direction from a first position where the specimen is retrieved by the first unit to a second position where the specimen is retrieved by the second unit,... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione
20100282004 - Dissolution actuated sample container: A sample collection vial and process of using a vial is provided. The sample collection vial has an opening secured by a dissolvable plug. When dissolved, liquids may enter into the interior of the collection vial passing along one or more edges of a dissolvable blocking member. As the blocking... Agent: J. Bennett Mullinax, LLC
20100282005 - Mass sensing device for liquid environment: A device for sensing a mass in a liquid environment including a resonator comprising a piezo layer having a top electrode and a bottom electrode, a sensing surface located adjacent and opposite the top electrode, the resonator and the sensing surface defining a gap therebetween, and a post attached to... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi, L.c.
20100282006 - Device for characterizing a size distribution of electrically-charged airborne particles in an air flow: The invention relates to a device that can reliably characterize a size distribution of electrically-charged airborne particles in an air flow under both stationary conditions and transient conditions. The device comprises a particle charging unit, a first particle precipitation unit located downstream of the particle charging unit, a second particle... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards11/04/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. recently filed with US Patent Office
20100275673 - Method of calibrating pressure measurement unit: After closing the extracorporeal circuit in such a way that the pressure measurement unit and a pressure adjusting means are contained in the closed section, the pressure inside the liquid chamber is adjusted to a predetermined pressure using a pressure adjusting pump, and then the pressure measurement means and the... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100275674 - Methods and apparatus for insitu analysis of gases in electronic device fabrication systems: Systems and methods are disclosed that include adjusting a pressure level of a sample gas in a testing chamber, for example, using a pressurized inert reference gas, and determining a composition of the adjusted sample gas. By adjusting the pressure level of the sample gas, the composition of the sample... Agent: Dugan & Dugan, PC
20100275675 - Device for measuring pressure, variation in acoustic pressure, a magnetic field, acceleration, vibration, or the composition of a gas: The invention relates to a sensor (1) and a method for measuring pressure, variation in sound pressure, a magnetic field, acceleration, vibration, or the composition of a gas. The sensor (1) comprises an ultrasound transmitter (2), and a cavity (4) arranged in connection with it. According to the invention, the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20100275676 - Passive blast pressure sensor: A passive blast pressure sensor for detecting blast overpressures of at least a predetermined minimum threshold pressure. The blast pressure sensor includes a piston-cylinder arrangement with one end of the piston having a detection surface exposed to a blast event monitored medium through one end of the cylinder and the... Agent: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
20100275677 - Detecting fluid in a conduit arrangement: Apparatus adapted to detect fluid in a conduit arrangement (100, 101) includes a first fluid sensor (102) and a second fluid sensor (104). A fluid detection device (105) is in communication with the first and the second sensors, the device being configured to output a fluid detection signal when both... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC
20100275678 - Primary piston correction during transfer: A method for controlling operation of a pump unit, where the pump unit includes a primary piston pump having a primary piston and a secondary piston pump having a secondary piston. The primary piston pump is fluidically connected with the secondary piston pump. The primary piston pump includes an inlet... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc. In Care Of: Cpa Global
20100275679 - Fuel pressure sensor performance diagnostic systems and methods based on hydrostatics in a fuel system: An engine control system comprises a model pressure determination module and a sensor diagnostic module. The model pressure determination module determines a modeled fuel rail pressure based on a fuel pump flow rate and an engine fuel flow rate. The sensor diagnostic module generates a status of a fuel rail... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100275680 - Method and device for carrying out an adaptation and a diagnosis of emission-relevant control devices in a vehicle: In a method and a device which allow carrying out of at least part of the adaptation and the diagnosis of a defined driving mode, the following steps are performed: determining whether the vehicle has reached a defined driving mode, carrying out a diagnosis of at least one of the... Agent: King & Spalding LLP
20100275681 - Measurement of torque uniformity in multiplate clutches: The invention relates to a method for measuring the uniformity of the moments of shiftable friction clutch systems, the individual friction clutch system comprising an adapter at the input end and at least one adapter at the output end, as well as a system for measuring the uniformity of the... Agent: Warn, Hoffmann, Miller & Lalone, .p.c
20100275682 - Freefall arrestor: The invention relates to a safety device for a crosshead of a decoking plant arranged by means of a carrying device to be liftable and lowerable on profiles of a frame above a drum adapted to receive material, such as coke, and guided on guide rails of the profiles by... Agent: Luedeka, Neely & Graham, P.C.
20100275683 - Multifunctional electronic device and method for using the same: A portable electronic device includes a housing, a processor unit received in the housing, and an anemometer unit mounted on the housing and electrically connected to the processor unit. The anemometer unit transforms pressure of wind blowing thereon into electronic signals, and the processor unit receives and processes the electronic... Agent: Altis Law Group, Inc. Attn: Steven Reiss
20100275684 - Fluid flow monitoring: To provide an indication of whether airflow is separated, as opposed to other states of flow, over a surface, two or more adjacent sensors at a location on the surface each produce an analogue signal representative of airflow. The analogue signals are correlated with each other, and the degree of... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100275685 - Thermal air flowmeter: An object of the invention is to provide a thermal air flowmeter which can reduce a detection error occurring during pulsating air flow due to a difference of response between rising and falling of detected flow or due to air flow dependence of response. A thermal air flowmeter 1 includes... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100275686 - Inertial sensing system with a curved base and a diamagnetic mass: An inertial sensing system includes a diamagnetic mass, a plurality of permanent magnets positioned to form a curved base, wherein the plurality of permanent magnets are configured to provide an inhomogeneous magnetic field upon which the diamagnetic mass becomes levitated above the plurality of permanent magnets within the curved base... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100275687 - Housing for a measuring equipment and measuring equipment having the same: A housing for a measuring equipment receiving a measurement apparatus includes a body, a predetermined area of which is open, a first door combined with the body to cover at least a portion of the open predetermined area of the body, and a second door combined with the body to... Agent: Jae Y. Park
20100275688 - Carrier modulating accelerometer: An accelerometer module for measuring acceleration in a stabilized platform system includes a power supply configured to accept an input AC reference signal and to generate a regulated DC signal and a reference signal in phase with the input AC reference signal; an accelerometer configured to receive the regulated DC... Agent: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (raytheon Sas)
20100275689 - Tuning fork oscillator activated or deactivated by a predetermined condition: The present invention is a tuning fork oscillator for detection and measurement of corrosive or foreign materials. The elements include a means for mechanical excitation, and a mechanical oscillator, wherein said mechanical oscillator has a resonant frequency, f, and a quality factor, Q. A fuse fixed to the oscillator to... Agent: Exxonmobil Research & Engineering Company
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20100275691 - Non-destructive pipe scanner: A non-destructive examination pipe scanner that employs a main carriage on which a sensor is mounted, a tensioner carriage and an idler carriage. The main carriage and the tensioner carriage are positioned around the pipe at spaced locations and connected on either side by a spring band. The idler carriage... Agent: Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC
20100275692 - Apparatus and system for measuring material thickness: An apparatus and system for measuring material thickness of a test object. In one embodiment, the apparatus can include a measurement probe that can have a plurality of transducer elements that can include transmitter elements and receiver elements arranged, respectively, in on a first side and a second side of... Agent: General Electric Company Ge Global Patent Operation
20100275693 - Novel method for simultaneously measuring longitudinal and shear wave speeds in materials under compression load: A general method for simultaneously measuring longitudinal and shear wave speeds in materials under load via echo or transmission is described. This process proceeds in simple steps. Users load a specimen, either compressionally, tensilely, or torsionally and the loading is directed along a loading axis. Users connect a transducer with... Agent: Cary Tope-mckay
20100275694 - Pipe scanner: A pipe scanner for non-destructively scanning an extended length of the circumference of a pipe along an axial dimension. The pipe scanner includes a collar sized to fit around the outer circumference of the pipe. Wheels supported on the collar ride on the surface of the pipe while maintaining a... Agent: Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC
20100275695 - Wind turbine blade testing system using base excitation: An apparatus (500) for fatigue testing elongate test articles (404) including wind turbine blades through forced or resonant excitation of the base (406) of the test articles (404). The apparatus (500) includes a testing platform or foundation (402). A blade support (410) is provided for retaining or supporting a base... Agent: Paul J White, Assoc. General Counsel National Renewable Energy Laboratory (nrel)
20100275696 - Torque insensitive header assembly: There is disclosed a high pressure sensing header which is relatively insensitive to mounting torque. Essentially the header consists of an outer torque isolating shell which has a “C” shaped cross section with the cylindrical shell surrounding an inner “H” section header. The inner “H” section header has a thick... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP 5200 Bank Of America Plaza
20100275698 - Pressure sensor: A pressure sensor includes: a housing; a pressure input orifice opened at a pipe sleeve of the housing; a diaphragm sealing the pressure input orifice, the diaphragm having a first surface serving as a pressure receiving surface; a pressure sensitive unit using a direction of detecting a force as a... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100275697 - Pressure sensor grid: A pressure sensor grid can comprise a plurality of bottom wires, arranged substantially parallel to each other and overlaid by a plurality of top wires arranged substantially perpendicular to the bottom wires. Each intersection of the top and bottom wires includes a pressure sensor. The sensor comprises a switching junction... Agent: Hewlett-packard Company Intellectual Property Administration
20100275699 - Pressure sensor unit: A pressure sensor unit consists of a shaft part adapted to be introduced in an opening through a pipe wall or chamber wall, and a flange part fastened on the outer end of the shaft part for providing sealing around the outer end of the opening. The shaft part inner... Agent: Conley Rose, P.C. David A. Rose
20100275700 - Tension monitoring arrangement and method: Tension monitoring is described using a sensor which may exhibit an offset for which compensation may be provided to produce a zero voltage amplified output or to increase dynamic range. An arrangement determines whether a power reset is responsive to a battery bounce such that an initially-measured system start-up parameter... Agent: Pritzkau Patent Group, LLC
20100275701 - Magnetic flowmeter for measuring flow: A magnetic flowmeter for measuring flow of a flow of process fluid, includes a flow tube arranged to receive the flow of process fluid therethrough. A magnetic drive coil proximate the flow tube is arranged to apply a magnetic field to the flow in response to a drive signal. At... Agent: Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20100275703 - flow device and method for operating a flow device: The present invention relates to flow devices that measure a characteristic of a flowing substance and methods for operating flow devices. In one embodiment, a drive (40) is provided that receives a first signal (55) for vibrating at least one conduit (20) at a resonance frequency and a second signal... Agent: The Ollila Law Group LLC
20100275702 - Rotary valve: Systems and methods for metering fluid flow are disclosed. A valve may generally include an orifice plate, and a disc positioned adjacent to the orifice plate. An orientation of the disc relative to the orifice plate is adjustable to regulate a fluid flow rate through the valve. An effective area... Agent: Siemens Corporation Intellectual Property Department
20100275704 - Tool monitoring method: A method for monitoring a tool set is disclosed. According to one embodiment, the method comprises configuring a tool organizer in an open configuration. The tool organizer contains at least a portion of a tool set. The method further comprises visually inspecting the contents of the tool organizer to determine... Agent: Lech Law, LLCPrevious industry: Metal deforming
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