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20110120206 - Methods of calibrating a sensor in a patient monitoring system: The present application discloses a number of methods of calibrating a sensor for measuring an analyte in a patient monitoring system. In a first embodiment, the method comprises calculating a sensor drift; calibrating the sensor using at least one calibration fluid; and periodically updating the sensor calibration based on the... Agent:
20110120207 - Method and device for characterizing magnetorheological fluids: A method for characterizing magnetorheological fluids using a volume flow rate measurement. The volume flow of the magnetorheological fluid through a capillary is initially measured, with a constant weight force being applied onto the magnetorheological fluid. A magnetic field is then applied to the capillary, and the volume flow of... Agent: Basf Se
20110120208 - Method for adjusting an acceleration sensor, and acceleration sensor: A method for adjusting an acceleration sensor which includes a substrate and a seismic mass, the acceleration sensor having first and further first electrodes attached to the substrate on a first side, counter-electrodes of the seismic mass being situated between the first and further first electrodes, the acceleration sensor having... Agent:
20110120209 - Detector and methods of detecting: An ultrasonic detector (10) suitable for mounting in a position for surveying an area for a source of airborne ultrasound, which detector comprises a sensor (20) for detecting an ultrasonic sound signal, characterised by a transducer (64) configured to produce a broadband ultrasonic sound signal for reception by said sensor... Agent: Groveley Detection Limited
20110120210 - Method and apparatus for testing water hammer strength of glass bottle: The present invention provides a method for testing the water hammer strength of a glass bottle. The method includes the steps of providing a holding device on a fixing stage with a cushion material therebetween, holding the bottle filled with a content and fitted with a cap with the holding... Agent:
20110120211 - Rotary particle sensor assembly and an air cleaner having it: A rotary particle sensor assembly and an air cleaner having the rotary particle sensor assembly are disclosed. Particularly, in the present invention, regardless of the orientation of the air cleaner, the rotary particle sensor assembly can always be oriented in the direction of gravity. The rotary particle sensor assembly includes... Agent: Woongjin Coway Co., Ltd.
20110120212 - System for determining a concentration of a substance in a body fluid: A system (1) for optically determining a concentration of a substance of interest, e.g. glucose, in a body fluid. The system (1) comprises a probe head (2) adapted to be positioned in direct contact with a body fluid to be analysed, e.g. subcutaneously, in a blood vessel or in direct... Agent: P&v Consulting Gmbh & Co. Kg
20110120213 - Sample injector, sample injecting method, and liquid chromatograph: A sample injection part connected to a column to inject a sample into the column; a sample injection needle attachable to the sample injection part; a sample suction part connectable to the sample injection needle and configured to cause a predetermined amount of the sample to be drawn by suction... Agent: Shiseido Company, Ltd.
20110120215 - Transdermal diffusion cell testing arrangements and methods: Transdermal diffusion cell testing vessel includes a container defining a chamber having an opening against which skin is placed, and a casing arranged partially around and spaced apart from part of the container to define a compartment therebetween. The chamber retains a saline solution and is not in flow communication... Agent: Logan Instruments Corp.
20110120214 - Transdermal diffusion cell testing vessel and methods using same: Vessel for transdermal diffusion cell testing includes a container defining an interior chamber having an opening against which skin is placed, and a casing arranged partially around and spaced apart from part of the container to define a compartment therebetween. The chamber retains a saline solution and is not in... Agent: Logan Instruments Corp.
20110120216 - Malfunction determination apparatus for cooling apparatus and malfunction determination method for cooling apparatus: In a malfunction determination apparatus and a malfunction determination method for a cooling apparatus that cools an internal combustion engine by circulating a cooling medium that flows in a first passage that extends through an inside of the engine, using an electric pump, a first temperature of the cooling medium... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20110120217 - High pressure fracture tester: A system for testing a drilling fluid including a vessel having a fluid inlet, a filtrate outlet, a fluid outlet, and at least one permeable media disposed within the vessel. The system further including a base fluid container in fluid communication with the fluid inlet, a test fluid container in... Agent: M-i L.L.C.
20110120218 - hand-held detection device for determining the height of a material in a container and methods of use: According to an aspect of the invention, a hand-held detection device for determining the height of a material in a rigid-walled container from the outside of the container without accessing the interior of the container comprises: (a) means for detecting, through the wall of the container, the presence or absence... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20110120219 - Capacitive liquid level sensor: The invention relates to a capacitive sensor (2) for detecting the level (52) of a liquid (54) in a tank (48). The inventive sensor consists of: a flat longitudinal support (4) comprising proximal (8), central (10) and distal (12) parts and connection means (6) which are located in the proximal... Agent: Inergy Auto. Systems Research (societe Anonyme)
20110120220 - Sensor and method for motion measurement of co-existing tilt and horizontal acceleration: A motion-sensing device for sensing tilt and acceleration when either tilt, horizontal acceleration, or tilt and horizontal acceleration acting concurrently, influence the device, including: a substrate having a vertical surface, a first accelerometer fixed to the vertical surface of the substrate; a pendulum flexibly coupled to the substrate proximate to... Agent: Alpha Devices Corp
20110120221 - Mems sensor, method of manufacturing thereof, and electronic apparatus: A MEMS sensor includes: a fixed portion; an elastically deformable portion; a movable weight portion coupled to the fixed portion via the elastically deformable portion, the movable weight portion including a coupling portion; a plurality of fixed electrode portions arranged in a first direction and protruding in a second direction... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110120222 - Acoustic holography: A method of performing near- field acoustic holography comprises the following steps. Establishing (102) acoustic data representing a set of near-field acoustic holography measurements at a first set of positions. Extrapolating (204) acoustic data using a model-based extrapolation to obtain extrapolated acoustic data relating to a plurality of positions outside... Agent:
20110120223 - Ultrasonic inspection method: A method for ultrasonically inspecting components with wavy or uneven surfaces. A multi-element array ultrasonic transducer is operated with a substantial fluid layer, such as water, between the array transducer and the component surface. This fluid layer may be maintained by immersing the component in liquid or by using a... Agent: Babcock & Wilcox Technical Services Group, Inc.
20110120224 - Ultrasound test device with improved alignment: The invention relates to an ultrasound inspection device for the inspection of tubular workpieces, where the ultrasound inspection device can be coupled to the workpiece by means of a fluid medium, so that sound emitted from a transducer unit hits an insonification point on the lateral surface of the workpiece,... Agent: Ge Inspection Technologies Gmbh
20110120225 - Ultrasound test device with cluster housing: The invention relates to an ultrasound inspection device for the inspection of tubular workpieces, where the ultrasound inspection device can be coupled to the workpiece by means of a fluid medium, the workpiece and the ultrasound inspection device can be moved relative to each other, a transducer unit substantially disposed... Agent: Ge Inspection Technologies Gmbh
20110120226 - Micron-scale pressure sensors and use thereof: An optical fibre sensing device for detecting physical parameters such as pressures, strains and temperatures comprises a probe housing therein an optical fibre. The distal end of the probe houses a distal portion of the optical fibre having a section provided with a fibre Bragg grating. The proximal end of... Agent:
20110120227 - Method for operating a pressure measuring unit, apparatus having at least one pressure measuring unit, device having such an apparatus, and use of a measuring chamber: The present invention relates to a method for the operation of a pressure measuring device for the measurement of the pressure in a system through which fluid flows, in particular in an extracorporeal circuit of a medical unit, with the pressure measuring device having a measuring chamber which is bounded... Agent:
20110120228 - Capacitive pressure sensor: A capacitive pressure sensor array is made of two conductive layers, wherein each conductive layer is formed with a plurality of elongated conductors disposed in a substantially parallel manner between an upper and a lower insulating sheet, wherein the upper and lower insulating sheets are bonded to each other between... Agent: Xsensor Technology Corporation
20110120230 - Device for measuring the volume flow rate of a controlled medium in a pipeline: A device for measuring the volume flow rate of the controlled medium in a pipeline comprises first and second transmitting-receiving radiators installed and spaced on the pipeline and alternately fed with ultrasonic signals. Received after they have passed in and counter the direction of the flow, the signals are digitized... Agent:
20110120229 - Messgerat: A measuring device for registering at least one measured value of at least one process variable. The measuring device comprises a measuring tube. The measuring tube has at least one T-joint, on which at least one measurement transmitter is arranged, wherein the measuring tube together with the T-joint is monolithic,... Agent: Endress + Hauser Flowtec Ag
20110120231 - Ultrasonic sensor of a measuring system for determining and/or monitoring flow of a measured medium through a measuring tube: An sensor of a measuring system for determining and/or monitoring the flow of a measured medium through a measuring tube, wherein the ultrasonic sensor is seated in a shiftable manner in a sensor housing parallel to a first inner surface of the sensor housing. The ultrasonic sensor has a coupling... Agent: Endress + Hauser Flowtec Ag
20110120232 - Rear hub power meter for a bicycle: A power sensing arrangement for the rear hub of a bicycle. The power sensing arrangement includes a torque sensing assembly including torque sensing elements configured to measure a user applied torque. The torque sensing elements are in communication with an electronics assembly configured to process the measured data and transmit... Agent:
20110120233 - Adapter for measuring torque value: An adapter of the present invention includes a torsion rod for transferring torsion force between two tools/workpieces. The torsion rod has at least one arc surface disposed on its periphery. The arc surface and the torsion rod are concentric. A strain meter is disposed on the arc surface, and a... Agent:
20110120234 - Method for assessing the seal of a servomotor housing: A method for assessing sealing of a housing of a servomotor. The method includes lowering the pressure inside the housing, from an initial pressure to a set pressure, by fluid suction through an opening in the housing, the opening being normally sealed by a plug. When the pressure inside the... Agent: Bernard Controls
20110120235 - Elastic body for measuring loads and a non-contact load-measuring device using the same: An elastic body for measuring loads and a non-contact load-measuring device are disclosed. The elastic body includes: an elastic body base; a multiple number of slits formed in the elastic body base; and a deforming space part formed in the elastic body base. Inside the deforming space part are formed:... Agent:
20110120236 - Sample collector and test device: A sample collector and test device is disclosed. The sample collector and test device may be used together as a diagnostic tool for collecting and assay of analytes contained in a sample. A sample collector is also disclosed which may be used with existing sample containers and or test devices.... Agent: Orasure Technologies, Inc.
20110120237 - Device for sampling a liquid in a tube closed by a cap: Device for sampling a liquid in a tube by means of a hollow needle (10) passing through the closing cap (12) of the tube (14), means (18, 20) with rack and toothed wheel being provided to oppose the rising of the tube (14) when the needle is extracted from the... Agent:
20110120238 - Sequential groundwater sampler and sampling method thereof: The present invention relates to a sequential groundwater sampler and a sampling method thereof, and more particularly, the sampler is constructed with a first pipe, a second pipe, a first cylinder unit and a second cylinder unit. The first pipe plays a role as a container for vacuum sample bottle.... Agent:
20110120239 - Dissolution test vessel with integral centering: A vessel includes a cylindrical section, a bottom section, a lower ring, and an upper ring. The cylindrical section includes an inside and, an outside vessel surfaces, an upper end region terminating at a rim circumscribing a vessel opening, a vessel groove formed at the outside vessel surface in the... Agent:
20110120240 - Break away slide mechanism with enhanced positioning accuracy: An actuator for selectively extending and retracting a probe in a measuring instrument comprises an actuator body, a carriage having a first aperture slidably attached to the body, and a second aperture receiving a probe holder having a probe. The first aperture of the carriage, which surrounds the actuator body,... Agent: Quality Vision International, Inc.05/19/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20110113852 - Optical fiber shape sensor calibration: Calibration methods and apparatuses for a shape sensing optical fiber are disclosed. Strain is sensed in an optical fiber that is associated with a kinematic chain, and information derived from the sensed strain is used to determine a calibration relationship between the fiber and the kinematic chain. The strain may... Agent: Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
20110113853 - Method for calibrating a rotational angle sensor: A method for calibrating a rotational angle sensor having a rotor (12) coupled to a rotating shaft (10) in a manner which is faithful to the rotational angle, a stator (16), and a scanning means (14) arranged on the stator (16). The scanning means (14) scans a material measure of... Agent: Sick Sensors Ltd
20110113854 - Device for operating a particle sensor: The invention relates to a device for operating a particle sensor in the exhaust gas duct of an internal combustion engine, the particle sensor comprising an interdigital electrode for determining the particles contained in the exhaust gas and a heater for regenerating said particle sensor and an engine management system... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20110113856 - All-differential resonant nanosensor apparatus and method: An all-differential resonant nanosensor apparatus for detecting multiple gasses and method of fabricating the same. The nanosensor apparatus generally includes a sensing loop, a reference loop, and a mixer. A sensing self assembled monolayer (SAM) or an ultrathin solid monolayer may be deposited on a sensing resonant beam associated with... Agent: Honeywell International
20110113855 - Analyte gas sensors: Apparatuses and methods for determining the concentration of an analyte gas in a gas stream with a sensor are described. The analyte gas sensor may include a mass-sensitive resonator and a diffusion barrier. The mass-sensitive resonator may be coated with an absorptive material which is reactive with an analyte gas,... Agent:
20110113857 - Online estimation of cathode inlet and outlet rh from stack average hfr: A method for estimating cathode inlet and cathode outlet relative humidity (RH) of a fuel cell stack. The method uses a model to estimate the high frequency resistance (HFR) of the fuel cell stack based on water specie balance, and also measures stack HFR. The HFR values from the estimated... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110113858 - Gas charge container, atom probe apparatus, and method for analyzing hydrogen position in material: A gas charge container includes a sample holder which holds a needle-shaped material, a deutrium gas supply portion which charges a deutrium gas into the needle-shaped material held by the sample holder, and a heating portion which heats the needle-shaped material held by the sample holder. The needle-shaped material is... Agent:
20110113859 - Low-voltage thin-film field-effect transistors: A low-voltage thin-film field-effect transistor is formed by forming a gate, forming a dielectric layer on the surface of the gate, forming a source region and a drain region, and forming a semiconductor layer adjacent the dielectric layer. The dielectric layer is formed as a native oxide layer by oxidizing... Agent: Imperial Innovations Limited
20110113860 - Gas probe for sampling gas molecules from a fluid and a system comprising the gas probe: A gas probe for sampling gas molecules from a fluid. A housing includes an orifice and is adapted to be arranged in gas communication with a test gas sensor. The probe includes a stack of layers, whereby gas sample molecules have to pass through all layers of the stack in... Agent: Adixen Scandinavia Ab
20110113862 - Leak detection system: A leak detection system has: a test chamber connected to a vacuum pump; a filling device for filling a test piece with helium gas; a transfer device for transferring the test piece between a ready-for-detection position in which the test piece is ready to be carried into the test chamber... Agent:
20110113861 - Leak detector and method of detecting leak: A leak detector detects the presence or absence of a trace amount of leak from a test piece by using helium gas. The leak detector has a guide pipe and a mass spectrometer. The guide pipe is disposed by insertion into an evacuation pipe which is communicated from a vacuum... Agent:
20110113864 - Identification of subjects being susceptible to anti-angiogenesis therapy: The present invention relates to a method for identifying a subject being susceptible to anti-angiogenesis therapy based in determining the amount of a cardiac troponin in a sample of the subject and comparing the amount to a suitable reference amount. Also encompassed by the present invention are kits and devices... Agent:
20110113863 - Means and methods diagnosing gastric bypass and conditions related thereto: The present invention relates to the field of diagnostic measures. Specifically, it contemplates a method for assessing whether gastric bypass therapy was successful in a subject, a method of predicting whether gastric bypass therapy will be beneficial for a subject in need thereof, and a method of diagnosing whether a... Agent: Inserm Institute National De La Sante' Et De La Recherche Medicale
20110113865 - Using cardiac troponin for monitoring anti-angiogenesis therapy: The present invention relates to a method for monitoring subjects being on anti-angiogenesis therapy based on determining the amount of a cardiac troponin in a first and second sample of a subject and comparing the amount in the first sample with the second sample. Thereby, it can be assessed whether... Agent:
20110113866 - Microengineered supercritical fluid chromatography system: This invention describes a microengineered SFC system for rapidly and efficiently separating the constituents of a complex mixture. The SFC system includes a microchannel that is microfabricated from a suitable substrate so that it forms a chromatographic column for separation of chemicals. The surface area of the microchannel of the... Agent:
20110113867 - Device for receiving a solid in a measuring cell: A device for the accommodation of a solid in a measuring cell (24), in which the release of the solid can be determined in a solution medium flowing through the measuring cell (24), has an insert (1) which can be introduced into the measuring cell (24) and which has a... Agent: Merck Patent Gesellschaft Mit Beschrankter Haftung
20110113868 - Process of monitoring the contamination of barrels: f) when the concentration is over the threshold value, indicating that the batch is contaminated and when the batch comprises at least two containers, the operations in stages a), and e) are repeated for each container in the batch to locate the contaminated container(s) within that batch.... Agent: Laboratoire Excell
20110113869 - Abnormal combustion detection method for internal-combustion engines from several combustion indicators: An abnormal combustion detection method is disclosed for spark-ignition internal-combustion engines, from combustion indicators. Combustion indicators, such as CA10 and MIP, are determined which are converted to new indicators having lower dispersions than those of indicators for normal combustions that are not converted. A parameter characterizing a distribution of N... Agent:
20110113870 - Method and device for detecting abnormality of engine: This disclosure provides a method of detecting a cylinder-to-cylinder gap abnormality of an air fuel ratio with sufficient accuracy according to an individual specificity of an air fuel ratio detecting module. Particularly, the method may be used for an engine to detect the cylinder-to-cylinder gap abnormality of the air fuel... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation
20110113871 - Method and device for measuring output characteristic of air fuel ratio detecting module: This disclosure provides a method for measuring an output characteristic of an air fuel ratio sensor based on an output value of the air fuel ratio sensor at the time of changing a fuel injection amount. Under a predetermined condition, an increase in the fuel injection amount is started from... Agent: Mazda Motor Corporation
20110113872 - Multi-zone furnace: The present invention relates to a multi-zone furnace for heating and tempering reactors and pipes in devices. The multi-zone furnace according to the invention is modularly constructed, wherein it is e.g. possible to efficiently heat or cool the furnace or also individual zones of the furnace. Furthermore, exchangeable cassettes provide... Agent: The Aktiengesellschaft The High Troughput Experimentation Company
20110113873 - Apparatus and method for monitoring sliding state of piston: The present invention is an apparatus and a method for monitoring a sliding state of a piston ring. The present invention detects a cycle of rotation of a piston ring based on a temperature at a predetermined site of a cylinder liner, and determines a sign of burning of a... Agent:
20110113874 - Brake pedal stroke sensor: A brake pedal stroke sensor apparatus may include a frame, a hinge shaft fixed to the frame, a pedal arm pivotally coupled to the hinge shaft and rotating with respect to the hinge shaft, an angle sensor that is coaxially aligned to the hinge shaft and fixed to the frame,... Agent: Kia Motors Corporation
20110113875 - Master tire and method of inspecting tire uniformity tester using the master tire: The present invention provides a master tire for inspecting the accuracy of a tire tester easily and securely. A master tire 100 according to the present invention is equipped with an upper-lower rim member 120, a cylindrical member 110 equivalent to the tread portion of a tire, and leaf spring... Agent:
20110113876 - Tire module having a piezo-sensitive sensor: A tire module for detecting tire condition variables, the module being mounted on an inside of a tire in an area deformed during tread shuffle and including at least one carrier, on which at least one electronic component is disposed, and at least one piezo-sensitive sensor, the piezo-sensitive sensor being... Agent: Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg.
20110113877 - High contrast capillary depth gauge and watch including the same: Capillary depth gauge (1) including at least one capillary tube (2) of triangular section arranged against a background (3) opposite an observation surface (5) and visible by transparency from the observation surface when the tubular section is substantially filled with water, at least one reflection surface (4), visible by reflection... Agent: The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd
20110113878 - Liquid-level sensor: In a liquid level sensor according to the present invention, a first detecting electrode being always in a liquid to be measured, a second detecting electrode which measures a level of the liquid to be measured, and a third detecting electrode being always out of the liquid to be measured... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20110113879 - Inertial sensor, inertial sensor device and manufacturing method of the same: An inertial sensor, comprises a detection element detecting an amount of a physical quantity in a detection axis direction, a plurality of support members having flexibility and supporting nearly a center of the detection element, and a package substrate housing the detection element and the plurality of support members. In... Agent: Epson Toyocom Corporation
20110113880 - Micromechanical acceleration sensor: A micromechanical acceleration sensor includes at least a first seismic mass which is suspended in a deflectable manner, at least one readout device for detecting the deflection of the first seismic mass and at least one resetting device.... Agent: Continental Teves Ag & Co. Ohg
20110113881 - Acceleration sensor and method of fabricating acceleration sensor: There is provided an acceleration sensor including: a weight portion; plural fixed portions formed above a bottom plate around a periphery of the weight portion; a beam portion coupling the fixed portions and the weight portion, and holding the weight portion at a position separated from the bottom plate; a... Agent: Oki Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
20110113882 - Defective wheel bearing detection device: A front wheel drive bearing defect amplifier is attached to a wheel gauge mount. The amplifier includes a magnet which is positioned approximately at the center of the wheel assembly. A spacing block, including a hollow aluminum handle, is pivotally mounted onto the magnet. A shaft or pin interconnects the... Agent:
20110113884 - Inspection method: A method of monitoring the condition of a flexible pipeline comprising the step of scanning the pipeline with an ultrasonic scanner to produce and/or record a signal indicative or the level of flooding within the annulus of the pipeline and/or indicative of the integrity of the layers of the pipeline.... Agent:
20110113883 - Ultrasonic internal rotating inspection probe that self-eliminates air bubbles: Disclosed is an improved ultrasonic probe for Internal Rotating Inspection System (called IRIS) for inspecting tube-like structures from the inside of the tubes. The improved design deploys a rotor with rotor blades and a slotted stator located close to the emitting face of the transducer, to direct the flow of... Agent: Olympus Ndt Inc.
20110113885 - Ultrasonic testing method and equipment therefor: An ultrasonic testing equipment includes a linear array ultrasonic probe in which a plurality of transducers are arranged in a direction orthogonal to the rolling direction of a test object and a signal processing unit. The signal processing unit executes following (1) to (6). (1) Generating an aperture synthetic image... Agent: Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd.
20110113886 - Apparatus for coupling an ultrasound probe to an object: Improved coupling apparatus (10) for coupling an ultrasound probe (24) to an object (26) is described. The apparatus (10) is particularly suitable for use within medical devices. The coupling apparatus (10) comprising first (14) and second (18) deformable coupler located on separate sides of an intermediate layer (16). Employing the... Agent: Greater Glasgow Health Board
20110113887 - Method for the elastic installation of detection devices on pipelines and suitable device therefor: With a certain pipeline, either buried or deposited on a sea/lake bottom, the formation of critical faults is determined and localized, which arise in the walls of the pipeline, or the development of an already localized fault is monitored, through sensors regularly distributed along the pipeline, and fixed to the... Agent: Eni S.p.a.
20110113888 - Device for measuring the relative alignment of two articles, method for determining a quality characteristic and vibration measurement device and method: An alignment device with one or two optoelectronic transmitting and/or receiving units and an evaluation unit. At least one optoelectronic transmitting and/or receiving unit contains an inclinometer. Furthermore, the transmitting and/or receiving unit is connected to a vibration sensor which can be the inclinometer. Both the result of the alignment... Agent: Prueftechnik Dieter Busch Ag
20110113889 - Pressure transfer means and pressure measuring device with such pressure transfer means: A pressure transfer device comprises a pressure transfer device body and an isolating diaphragm, wherein, between the surface of the body of the pressure transmitting device and the isolating diaphragm, a pressure chamber is formed, whose volume is dependent on the position of the isolating diaphragm. The isolating diaphragm has... Agent: Endress + Hauser Gmbh + Co. Kg
20110113890 - Torque insensitive header assembly: There is disclosed a high pressure sensing header which is relatively insensitive to mounting torque. The header comprises an outer torque isolating shell which surround an inner “H” section header. The inner “H” section header has a thick diaphragm and is surrounded by the torque isolating shell which is secured... Agent: Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.
20110113891 - Apparatus and methods for applying stress-induced offset compensation in sensor devices: Apparatus and methods for applying stress-induced offset compensation and/or scale factor correction in sensor devices are provided. One sensor device (100, 300, 500, 700) includes an integrated circuit device (110, 310, 510, 710), a transducer (120, 320, 520, 720) coupled to the ASIC device, and a stress sensor (130, 330,... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
20110113892 - Strain sensor mounted with light curable adhesive: A device includes a structure, a strain sensor and a light curable adhesive. The structure has a structure surface. The light curable adhesive bonds the strain sensor to the structure surface.... Agent:
20110113893 - Component and circuit with moisture barrier, transmitter, and protective cover: A device for mounting on a structure surface includes a component, a circuit, a moisture barrier, and a protective cover. The moisture barrier is within the protective cover. The component and the circuit are within the moisture barrier. The component is for bonding to the structure surface with a bond... Agent:
20110113894 - Flow monitor: The invention relates to a flow monitor for monitoring the flow of flowing media, wherein a paddle projecting into the flow transfers the rotating movement of the paddle onto a display device by means of a magnetic gear comprising a plurality of individual magnets corresponding with each other.... Agent:
20110113895 - Magneto-inductive flow measuring device with an electrode arrangement and method for its manufacture: A magneto-inductive flow measuring device having a measuring transducer, wherein the measuring transducer includes a measuring tube which can be flowed through by a measured substance, includes a magnet system for producing a magnetic field, and at has least one electrode inserted into the measuring tube for registering an electrical... Agent: Endfrss + Hauser Flowtec Ag
20110113896 - Measuring system with a tube arrangement having two measuring tubes flowed through in parallel, as well as method for monitoring the arrangement: For monitoring the tube arrangement, the measuring system of the invention includes, connected to the transmitter electronics, a temperature measuring arrangement having a first temperature sensor for producing a temperature signal dependent on a temperature of a first of the measuring tubes of the tube arrangement and at least a... Agent:
20110113897 - Shackle-bar with load-cell: For use with cranes or hoists, the traditional shackle-bolt through-hole in the shackle-bar is elongated into a slot. A sub-unit comprising a cell-block, a load-cell, a load-block, and one of the shackle-bolts, is placed in the slot. The load-cell, of suitable size, is housed in a very robust manner, and... Agent: Weigh Point Incorporated
20110113898 - Piezoelectric vibration type force sensor: In a piezoelectric vibration type force sensor according to the present invention, vibration is restricted by a friction force between a piezoelectric body and a restricting member, and hence a range of sensing forces can be expanded compared with a case in which the vibration is restricted directly from a... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20110113899 - Apparatus to measure fluids in a conduit: A transport device includes a first segment fixedly coupled to a wall. The transport device also includes at least one second segment coupled to the first segment. The at least one second segment includes at least one of a fluid-driven device, a rack and pinion drive device, and a carriage.... Agent:
20110113900 - Sampling ports and related container systems: A sampling port includes an elongated flexible support tube having an interior surface bounding a first passageway extending between a first end and an opposing second end, the first passageway being closed at the first end of the support tube and open at the second end of the support tube.... Agent: Hyclone Laboratories, Inc.
20110113901 - Apparatus and method for processing a fluidic sample: The application discloses an apparatus and method for processing a sample of material. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a multi-layered structure including a plurality of deformable chambers and a flow passage or passages in fluid communication with at least one of the plurality of deformable chambers. In another embodiment,... Agent:
20110113902 - Method and apparatus for determining load amount in a laundry treating appliance: A method for determining the amount of laundry in a laundry treating appliance comprises a drum defining a treating chamber for receiving the laundry and a motor for rotating the drum that may be operated to simulate a spring to oscillate the drum relative to a predetermined rotational position. The... Agent: Whirlpool Corporation05/12/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20110107812 - Rationality diagnosis method and rationality diagnosis apparatus for sensor inside tank: The rationality diagnosis method for the sensor inside the tank performs a rationality diagnosis of a concentration sensor, a liquid level sensor and a temperature sensor that are provided inside the tank that stores liquid. The rationality diagnosis method is characterized by diagnosing whether the rationality is lost in one... Agent:
20110107813 - Breath test simulator and method: A breath test simulator for supplying a breath test analyzer with a vapor including ethyl alcohol includes a heated thermal mass to heat an inlet passage.... Agent:
20110107814 - Electronic apparatus and electronic apparatus control method: An electronic apparatus includes: a recording unit configured to access a recording medium using a head; an acceleration sensor that detects acceleration generated in the electronic apparatus; and a control unit configured to write, in the recording medium or a predetermined memory, detection data indicating a result of the detection... Agent: Sony Corporation
20110107815 - Method and system for diagnostics of a particulate matter sensor: A diagnostic method and system is described for diagnosing an operating condition of a conductive particulate matter sensor. The sensor has a substrate and two electrodes on the substrate adapted to collect particulate matter between the electrodes, thereby establishing an electrically conductive path through collected particulate matter between the electrodes... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20110107817 - Particle sensor: A particle sensor including a diaphragm, a diaphragm heater, and at least two measuring electrodes situated on the diaphragm, for electrical conductivity measurement, the diaphragm having a thickness of less than or equal to 50 μm, in order to allow a calorimetric particle quantity determination.... Agent:
20110107816 - Thermal conductivity detector: A thermal conductivity detector includes a structure defining a cavity, the structure principally comprising a material having a first coefficient of thermal expansion; a sensing element for sensing a thermal conductivity of a gas flowing within the cavity, the sensing element having a second coefficient of thermal expansion different from... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
20110107818 - Sensor head for film measurements: A sensor head for measurement of a film, includes a guide surface (14) for the film, at least one sensor element (28, 30) integrated in the guide surface for measuring a property of the film, and a generator for generating an air cushion between the guide surface (14) and the... Agent: Plast-control Gmbh
20110107819 - Air filter leak inspection method: An air filter leak inspection method is provided. First, an aerosol to be filtered containing particles is passed through an air filter having a first edge and a second edge. Next, a leakage inspection unit is provided. The leakage inspection unit includes n probes, wherein n indicates a positive integer.... Agent: Taiwan Textile Research Institute
20110107821 - Multimarker panel for monitoring patients with and without overt heart failure: The present invention relates to a method for monitoring a subject suffering from heart failure, the method involving repeatedly determining, within given time intervals, the amounts of each of the following peptide markers: NT-proANP or a variant thereof; NT-proBNP or a variant thereof; a cardiac troponin or a variant thereof;... Agent:
20110107820 - Use of a steroid profile in ovarian follicular fluid for diagnosis, prognosis and determining strategies for treatment: Concentrations of endogenous steroids in ovarian follicular fluid are used to develop steroid profiles which provide means for the diagnosis and prognosis of endocrine-related conditions and for identifying and developing appropriate treatments for related conditions, including the identification and development of suitable protocols for in vitro fertilization (IVF), treatment and... Agent:
20110107822 - Interfacing with a digital microfluidic device: Described are techniques for use in connection with analyzing a droplet. One or more droplets of a sample are formed on a surface of a digital microfluidic device. The droplets are manipulated to perform processing using said one or more droplets generating one or more resulting droplets. The one or... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation
20110107824 - Detection device for fluid sample: This invention provides a device for detecting an analyte in a liquid sample, comprising a cup body (7), a lid (1) and a base (15), wherein, said the cup body (7) comprises a liquid storage chamber (9) and a test strip groove locating in one side of liquid storage chamber,... Agent:
20110107823 - Sealing ferrule assembly exerting grip on capillary: A fitting for coupling a tubing to another component of a fluidic device, the fitting comprising a male piece having a front ferrule and a back ferrule both being slidable on the tubing, the male piece further having a first joint element configured slidably on the tubing, and a female... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
20110107825 - Anaerobic soil indicator device: An indicator device is adapted to be disposed in the soil and is associated with an energy source for anaerobic microorganisms that is released into the soil in a manner to initiate anaerobic microbial activity in the soil in a manner that causes a change in color of the device... Agent:
20110107826 - Apparatus and method for mass air measuring: The present invention is designed to measure air mass flow for fuel injection applications, by utilizing a digital signal processor as part of the air measuring device's circuitry so that calibration tables associated with various engine types may be loaded into the processor. The digital signal processor stores a plurality... Agent:
20110107827 - Method for testing the functionality of an oxidation catalyst of an internal combustion engine: A method of testing the functionality of an oxidation catalytic converter of an internal combustion engine, particularly a diesel engine, of a motor vehicle, includes the following steps: (a) verifying whether the motor vehicle is at a standstill; (b) verifying whether the internal combustion engine is idling; (c) verifying whether... Agent: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
20110107828 - Apparatus and method for detecting tire having decreased pressure, and program for detecting tire having decreased pressure: The detection appatatus includes means for detecting rotation speed information of the respective wheels of a vehicle; means for estimating, a frequency characteristic of the wheel rotation speed information; and means for determining, based on the estimated frequency characteristic, a tire having a decreased air pressure. The frequency characteristic estimate... Agent:
20110107829 - Resonant flow sensor and uses and production methods for the same: The invention relates to a flow state sensor (10) for detecting a flow state at a body (16) that may be impinged on by a flow (12). A flow state sensor (10) that is of a simple construction and that is simple to evaluate is characterised in accordance with the... Agent:
20110107830 - Apparatus and methods for characterizing a reservoir: An apparatus comprising a downhole tool configured for conveyance within a borehole penetrating a subterranean formation, wherein the downhole tool comprises: a probe assembly configured to seal a region of a wall of the borehole; a perforator configured to penetrate a portion of the sealed region of the borehole wall... Agent:
20110107831 - Fluid flow direction detection: In order to provide a robust, weather resistant, portable, low-noise, relatively inexpensive, wind direction detection device, disclosed herein is a method and device for detecting fluid flow direction based on sensing a temperature variation transmitted from a temperature variation source to one or more temperature sensors. One or more indicators... Agent: Intrinsic Minds, LLC
20110107832 - Thermal type fluid flow sensor and fabricating method: A thermal type fluid flow sensor includes an air flow detecting portion and a temperature detecting portion formed above the same substrate, capable of correcting a humidity, and having a high measuring accuracy at a low cost, and a heat generating resistor, a temperature measuring resistor for the heat detecting... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20110107833 - Capacitive detector, method for manufacturing same, and device for measuring the integral: Capacitive detector and measuring device integrating it; the detector including: a ribbon made of a dielectric material, first and second electrodes in the form of combs formed on a first surface of said ribbon and a third electrode formed on the other surface of said ribbon opposite said first and... Agent:
20110107834 - Providing a sensor array: To assemble a sensor array having plural sections, the sections of the sensor array are sealably attached, where the sections include sensors and cable segments. An inert gas is flowed through at least one inner fluid path inside the sensor array when the sections of the sensor array are being... Agent:
20110107835 - Method and apparatus for packaging crash sensors: A crash sensor assembly including a printed circuit board and a crash sensor mounted on the printed circuit board, At least one connector pin is mounted to the printed circuit board so as to permit external electrical communication with the crash sensor. A first insert molded soft inner layer of... Agent:
20110107836 - Angular velocity signal detection circuit and angular velocity signal detection method: An angular velocity signal detection circuit includes: a first current-voltage conversion circuit that converts, into a voltage, a current outputted from a first detection electrode of a gyroscope, and amplifies the voltage, thereby outputs a first conversion signal; a second current-voltage conversion circuit that converts, into a voltage, a current... Agent: Rohm Co., Ltd.
20110107837 - Inspection device: An inspection device (300) has an ultrasonic transducer (304) encased in a couplant block (302) mounted in a housing (328). The housing (328) has a pair of encoders (340, 342) mounted thereto. The transducer (304) is mounted to scan perpendicular to the contact surface (306) of the block (302). A... Agent:
20110107838 - Mems pressure sensor:
20110107839 - Pressure sensor assembly: The present disclosure relates to pressure sensors. In one illustrative embodiment, the pressure sensor may include a pressure sensor assembly having pressure ports on opposite sides of the pressure sensor assembly. The pressure sensor may include a protective housing including a first housing member and a second housing member defining... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20110107840 - Enhanced static-dynamic pressure transducer suitable for use in gas turbines and other compressor applications: A filter assembly for use with a static-dynamic piezoresistive pressure transducer that measures low amplitude, dynamic pressure perturbations superimposed on top of a high static pressure through the implementation of a low-pass mechanical filter assembly is disclosed. The filter assembly may comprise a dual lumen reference tube and a removable... Agent: Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.
20110107841 - Piezoresistive strain sensor based nanowire mechanical oscillator: An apparatus is provided and includes compressed conductive elements that each have independently adjustable dimensions sufficient to provide substantially enhanced piezoresistance to a current flowing across each conductive element with each of the conductive elements subjected to compressive strain, the conductive elements being oscillated in a direction parallel to that... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20110107842 - System for sensing and displaying softness and force: A sensing element for sensing the softness of an object by abutting the sensing element against the object and biasing the sensing element toward the object with a biasing force. The sensing element includes a deformable section, the deformable section being deformable between an undeformed configuration and a deformed configuration,... Agent:
20110107843 - Electrical circuit assemblies and structural components incorporating same: A structural health monitoring arrangement includes a component formed of fibre reinforced composite material with a plurality of electrical conducting fibres intrinsic to the composite defining electrical paths that run through the composite. The paths act as sensing paths running through the material and a detector watches for changes in... Agent: Bae Systems PLC
20110107844 - Triaxial cell for the testing of geomaterials in compression and in tension: The invention relates to a triaxial cell for testing geomaterials on specimens. The triaxial cell has at least one piston for subjecting a specimen to stress directed along the longitudinal axis of the specimen. Hydraulic means are provided for subjecting the lateral wall of the specimen to a stress, under... Agent: Universite Des Sciences Et Technologies De Lille é
20110107845 - Fluid flow meter: A fluid flow meter comprising an outer casing having flow connections adapted to be connected so that in operation fluid to be measured flows through the casing, and a mechanical flow measuring unit (12) disposed in the casing to measure said flow through the casing, the casing being of plastics... Agent: Elster Metering Ltd.
20110107846 - Wind energy installation comprising a wind speed measuring system: A wind energy installation is disclosed. The wind energy installation includes a rotor with at least one rotor blade. The wind energy installation includes at least one wind speed measuring system. The at least one wind speed measuring system optically measures the vibrations of an optical fiber due to vortex... Agent:
20110107847 - Acoustic sensor for averaging pitot tube installation: Apparatus and method for detecting the mounting mode of a bluff body inserted into a fluid carrying conduit by detecting and displaying the natural frequency of vibration of the bluff body caused by the pressure of the flowing fluid.... Agent:
20110107849 - Coriolis mass flowmeter: A Coriolis mass flowmeter includes a vibrator configured to vibrate a measurement conduct line, an upstream sensor and a downstream sensor, which are placed at a certain distance in the measurement conduct line and are configured to detect the vibration of the measurement conduct line, a first effective value reception... Agent: Yokogawa Electric Corporation
20110107848 - Method of characterizing the self-healing properties of a set cement based material in contact with hydrocarbons: Methods of characterizing the self-healing properties of a set cement based material in contact with hydrocarbons in an oil- and/or gas-well are described. The methods comprise: providing a test cell (10); providing said test cell (10) with a sample (31, 40) of the set cement based material; damaging the sample... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20110107850 - 6-axis sensor structure using force sensor and method of measuring force and moment therewith: A 6-axis force sensor includes bumper 10 with bumper axis 12 and press member 11 which has four horizontal beams 11a, 11b, 11c and 11d in a cross shape with end, side and bottom faces. Sensors 31, 32, 33, and 34 on end faces sense force in one direction and... Agent: Korean Research Institute Of Standards And Science
20110107853 - Device and method for determining the fill level of a flexible medicine reservoir: Included are systems and methods for determining a fill level of an inflow-less flexible medicine reservoir as a source for medicine, where the inflow-less flexible medicine reservoir has a monotonically decreasing fill level. Some embodiments of a device include a stop surface designed and arranged such that the stop surface... Agent: Roche Diagnostics International Ltd
20110107851 - Method and device for controlling the quality, in particular the stiffness and the phase, of a hydro-elastic joint: A process for testing the quality, in particular the stiffness and the phase, of an elastic joint for connecting two other parts while filtering vibrations transmitted between these two other parts, said elastic joint being meant to work in axial, radial or torsional direction, disposing or not disposing of one... Agent: Anvis Sd France S.a.s.
20110107854 - Jig for compression test in a heating furnace: p
20110107852 - Temperature insensitive devices and methods for making same: An apparatus and method for estimating a parameter of interest using a force responsive element comprising, at least in part, a balanced material. The balanced material is temperature insensitive over a specified range of temperatures such that the force responsive element may estimate the parameter of interest by responding to... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20110107855 - Sample preparation devices and methods for processing analytes: Disclosed herein are sample preparation devices, such as pipette tips useful for associating and releasing biological molecules.... Agent: Pelican Group Holdings, Inc.
20110107856 - Hydrophobic property demonstrator: A hydrophobic property demonstrator (100) comprises an inclinable sample support (10) and an upper tank (20) for producing droplets (GA, GB) that fall onto a sample (A, B) placed on the support. The droplets are produced regularly with a constant size by selecting a profile and diameter of a hole... Agent: Essilor International (compagnie General D'optique)
20110107858 - Probe apparatus and substrate transfer method: A probe apparatus includes a plurality of prober chamber arranged in a straight line; and a loader chamber having a substrate transfer mechanism that takes out a test target substrate from a container provided in an upper area of the prober chamber, lowers the test target substrate to a height... Agent: Tokyo Electron Limited
20110107857 - Probe system for measuring a measured variable of fluid contained in a process container, especially for sterile applications: A probe system for measuring a measured variable of a fluid, especially a liquid, contained in a process container comprising: A probe body, which is connectable to the process container by means of a process connection; axially shiftable in a guiding passageway of the probe body between a measuring position... Agent: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft Fur Mess- Und Regeltechnik Mbh + Co. Kg05/05/2011 > patent applications in patent subcategories. archived by USPTO category
20110100088 - Articles of manufacture containing increased stability low concentration gases and methods of making and using the same: Articles of manufacture and methods of making and using same concern a container having an internal space and a passivated internal metal surface. The container contains a composition of an acid gas and a balance gas contained within the internal space and in contact with the passivated internal metal surface.... Agent: American Air Liquide Inc.
20110100087 - Sensor for gases emitted by combustion: A sensor for gases emitted by combustion, said sensor comprising one or more metal oxides forming an adsorption semiconductor the electrical resistance of which changes according to the gas adsorbed, said semiconductor being a semiconductor for the direct adsorption of gases without catalyzed chemical reaction, said sensor being arranged to... Agent:
20110100089 - Detection of channel saturation in phase-array ultrasonic non-destructive testing: The present invention relates to a method of detecting non-linear operation of a measuring device comprising an array of transducers and at least one receiver channel portion. The method comprises receiving measured signals through transducers of the array, processing the measured signals from the transducers through the receiver channel portion,... Agent: Olympus Ndt
20110100090 - Combustible gas sensors including integral support structures and combustible gas sensor with multiple active elements: A combustible gas sensor includes at least a first sensing element comprising a first conductive element having, for example, an average diameter less than 20 μm in electrical connection with electronic circuitry. The combustible gas sensor further includes a first support element having a first anchored end, a second anchored... Agent:
20110100091 - Taggants, method for forming a taggant, and a method for detecting an object: wherein G1 and G2 are pendant groups having different polarities, m is an integer greater than or equal to 100, and each of A and B is independently selected from hydrogen, an alkyl, an alkene, an alkoxide, a polyether, a polythioether, a siloxane, and —X(CH2)nY1(CH2)p1Y2(CH2)p2 . . . Yi(CH2)piCH3, where... Agent: Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC
20110100092 - Method of determining the fuel content in a combustion engine lubricating oil: The invention relates to a device and to a method for determining the proportion of fuel in a combustion engine lubricating oil. The device according to the invention comprises a column (12) with at least 22000 theoretical plates and a steady state phase capable of separating the fuel, the oil,... Agent: Renault S.a.s.
20110100093 - Gas chromatograph apparatus: The present invention aims at realizing an energy-saving mode in which the usage of a carrier gas and the power consumption are sufficiently suppressed without causing damage to the apparatus. When a command for executing the energy-saving mode is entered (S1), the column flow rate after the transition to the... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation
20110100094 - Diagnostic method for an internal combustion engine exhaust gas system that includes a particle filter: In a method for the diagnostics of an internal combustion engine exhaust gas system that includes a particle filter, first and second sets of value vectors are determined, each including associated values for absolute pressure upstream and downstream of the particle filter, a differential pressure determined from the values of... Agent: Conti Temic Microelectronic Gmbh
20110100095 - Passive glovebox glove leak detector: A passive leak detector for a glovebox glove is disclosed. Pressure drop inside the glove is measured overnight to determine if there is a leak in the glovebox glove. Additionally, the glovebox is fire retardant and shields against radiation.... Agent: Los Alamos National Security, LLC
20110100096 - Method and system for fluid valve leak detection: A method detection of leakage through at least one first valve includes admitting an amount of fluid into a first control volume in operable communication with the at least one first valve, thereby pressurizing the first control volume. The first control volume is isolated and a rate of change of... Agent: General Electric Company
20110100097 - Leakage seeker: A leak detector having a pre-vacuum feed pump, a gas detector and a flow sensor. The detector also includes a buffer volume and a restrictor to be arranged between the feed pump and the flow sensor. This protects the flow sensor against pressure surges generated by the feed pump.... Agent:
20110100098 - Rheometer and rheometric method for testing samples: A method for testing samples uses a rheometer in which a measuring shaft bearing a first measuring part is rotated by a motor and the sample is introduced into a measuring gap between the first measuring part and a further measuring part. The further measuring part is mounted on a... Agent: Anton Paar Gmbh
20110100099 - Preparation and use of (r),(r)-2,2'-bis-methylnaltrexone: This invention relates to synthesis of (R),(R)-2,2′-bis-MNTX, as shown in Formula (I), and related methods and products.... Agent: Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
20110100100 - Fluid separation conduit cartridge: A fluid separation conduit cartridge comprising a fluid separation conduit is disclosed. In certain embodiments the fluid separation conduit is potted to provide operation at increased pressures. In other embodiments, the fluid separation conduit cartridge has one or more memory units. The memory units are operative to store data such... Agent: Protasis Corporation
20110100103 - Device for diluting of a sample: The disclosure relates to a device for diluting a sample, comprising an end-piece for dispensing a liquid diluent, means, having an upright extending upwards from the base, for supporting and moving the end-piece relative to the container support between a first position in which the outlet of the end-piece lies... Agent: Aes Chemunex
20110100101 - Performance: Instruments, devices and methods of analysis are provided which fully integrate a significant number of process steps in a continuous operation. Accurate positioning and full contact between components is also provided by the relative movement the designs allow. An effect interface between a low cost disposable cartridge or device and... Agent:
20110100102 - Quick conversion guide: Embodiments of the invention include a quick conversion guide including a housing having a plurality of openings disposed through the housing; and an insert having a first measurement range, a second measurement range, and an indication range provided on a surface of the insert. The insert may be disposed in... Agent:
20110100104 - Sampling device and sampling method: The present invention relates to a device (10, 110, 210) for sampling sample material for an analyte, comprising: a receiving swab (15, 115, 215, 315), wherein at least a portion (20, 120, 220) of the receiving swab is compressible; a sensor (25, 125, 225) for sensing the analyte; and a... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20110100105 - Throttle body sweep diagnostic system and method: A throttle diagnostic system comprises a diagnostic device comprising a throttle sweep diagnostic module that generates N throttle position commands at a first predetermined interval, wherein the N throttle position commands differ by a predetermined interval. A vehicle control system comprises a throttle body assembly that receive the N throttle... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations, Inc.
20110100106 - Apparatus and method for testing engine air intake systems: The present invention provides apparatus (100) and methods for testing for leaks in forced-induction internal combustion engine (10) air intake systems. The apparatus (100) includes a plurality of work faces (132n) each having at least one flange (134n) disposed thereon for attaching the apparatus (100) to an air intake system... Agent:
20110100107 - Method and device for wheel suspension alignment: A method according for wheel suspension alignment includes the following: providing a wheel suspension alignment system having four measuring heads situated in a known position with respect to one another, of which each has a monocular picture recording device; recording at least three geometrical details of one wheel, respectively, of... Agent:
20110100108 - Tire tread scanner drive-over unit: A tire tread scanner drive-over unit is used to measure the tread depth and tire wear condition of a vehicle with two or four wheels on the axle. The unit includes a surface with two tire position area areas, each between an elevated rearward area and an elevated forward area... Agent:
20110100109 - Compact wind tunnel instrument: Provided is a compact wind tunnel instrument. The compact wind tunnel instrument includes a blowing unit configured by a plurality of blowing devices provided in the same plane, and a control unit for controlling them, thereby easily providing a variety of wind environments.... Agent: Korea Institute Of Energy Research
20110100110 - Gas cylinder residual gas volume indicator: A gas cylinder residual gas volume indicator includes a carrier having a weight-receiving part and a pressure-applying part, a hydraulic cylinder having a cylinder body holding a hydraulic fluid and a cylinder piston stopped against the pressure-applying part of the carrier and movable with the pressure-applying part relative to the... Agent: Winners Products Engineering Ltd.
20110100111 - Apparatus and method for fluid flow measurement with sensor shielding: Methods and apparatuses for detecting radial flows of conductive fluid are provided. In an embodiment of the present invention, shields are used to prevent or reduce circulating electrical currents from causing a voltage difference that would adversely affect the measured voltage difference between two adjacent electrodes. The shields may be... Agent:
20110100112 - Piezo-based downhole flow meter: A flow meter is provided for disposing downhole in a well. The flow meter includes a resonator beam that is integrated with piezo-material to generate a voltage in response to the downhole flow. A resonator head may be incorporated with the resonator beam so as to enhance the generated voltage... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20110100113 - Conductivity cell piston extractor and method: Embodiments of the invention include a proppant testing apparatus with a portable piston extractor and related methods. In one embodiment, a testing apparatus includes a test cell body in which an upper piston is constrained to vertically reciprocate within a test cavity. A laterally-extending width bar is coupled to the... Agent: Proptester, Inc.
20110100114 - Thermal loop flow sensor: A flow sensor includes a fluidic component, such as a tube, a heat source, an upstream temperature sensor, and a downstream temperature sensors. The fluidic component defines a flow path having inlet and outlet ends disposed closer to each other than to a mid-point of the flow path. The heat... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation
20110100116 - Fluid meter: A fluid meter is described having multiple pistons and connecting rods that are connected to the crankshaft by one common crankpin that is radially offset from the crankshaft such that an axis through the endpoints of the yoke slot of one connecting rod forms an angle alpha with the alignment... Agent:
20110100115 - Fluid meter with pressure protection: A fluid meter is described having certain elastically displaceable wall portions arranged to be elastically displaced in response to a pressure variation propagating into the measurement volume.... Agent:
20110100117 - Fluid meter: A multiple piston type fluid meter is disclosed having a first connecting rod and a second connecting rod that are integral with their respective pistons. A multiple fluid meter assembly comprising at least two fluid meters, and a fuel dispensing unit comprising a fluid meter or multiple fluid meters are... Agent:
20110100118 - Detector of liquid consumption condition: A detector of liquid consumption condition includes first and second vibrating parts that can vibrate relatively to a containing space that can be filled and refilled with a liquid. At least a portion of the first and second vibrating parts are exposed to the containing space. Each of the vibrating... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110100119 - Method and apparatus for measuring liquid quantity in bulk containers: A method and apparatus for measuring the mass of liquid within collapsible, bulk fabric storage containers is provided wherein a deflection member arranged in a grid pattern supports the container and undergoes deflection creating an increase in the pressure of fluid within its interior which may be measured and correlated... Agent:
20110100120 - Fill level switch and sensor element for a fill level switch: A fill level switch (1) for measuring the fill level of a medium in a container (2), having a sensor element (3) for contacting the medium, a sender (4) for applying an electromagnetic emission signal to the sensor element (3) and an evaluation unit (5) for detecting a received signal... Agent: Krohne Messtechnik Gmbh
20110100122 - Biaxial angular velocity sensor: A biaxial angular velocity sensor provided herein has good detection sensitivity and allows an oscillator to be fixed stably. The biaxial angular velocity sensor includes an oscillator (3) made of a non-piezoelectric material, an electromechanical energy converting element (23) for driving and electromechanical energy converting element (25) for detection, both... Agent: Hokuriku Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
20110100121 - Vibratory gyro bias error cancellation using mode reversal: The method and apparatus in one embodiment may have: providing a two-dimensional axisymmetric oscillator having a beam containing two principal elastic axes and two principal damping axes; driving the beam with drive components to oscillate across corners of the beam at approximately 45 degrees to sides of the beam, the... Agent:
20110100123 - Thermal bubble type angular accelerometer: An RFID, Bluetooth as well as zigbee based thermal bubble type angular accelerometer includes a flexible substrate, a base layer, at least one cavity, and at least one sensing assembly. The base layer is formed on the flexible substrate. The at least one cavity is formed on the base layer.... Agent: Chung Hua University
20110100124 - Mounted shock sensor: This application is directed to a shock sensor mounted in an electronic device. The shock sensor includes both active and passive shock detection methods that allow a technician to determine whether the electronic device was subjected to a shock event that exceeded an impact threshold level. The shock sensor may... Agent: Apple Inc.
20110100125 - Acceleration sensor: An acceleration sensor includes: a sensitive element having a vibrating beam, base ends located at both ends of the vibrating beam, and excitation electrodes which are formed on a surface of the vibrating beam; a supporting section connected to each of the base ends in order to support the sensitive... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20110100126 - Capacitance sensor: A technique in which a false detection and a wrong diagnosis can be suppressed in a capacitance sensor represented by an acceleration sensor is provided. A first capacitative element and a second capacitative element, which configure a capacitance detection unit, and a third capacitative element and a fourth capacitative element,... Agent: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
20110100127 - Hearing test method and apparatus: A method and apparatus for administering a hearing test that emits a test sound with changing volume with respect to elapsed time. The volume changes according to a pre-determined relationship between the volume and elapsed time. The hearing test utilizes the elapsed time until a subject signals the test sound... Agent:
20110100128 - Inspection device: An ultrasound scanner (100) which has a pluralityofultrasound transducers (104) directed normal to a scanning surface (106) to scan a workpiece (114), the scanner (100) comprising a couplant filled latex rubber sheath (106) shaped to the surface of a workpiece (114).... Agent: Airbus Operations Limited
20110100129 - Measuring cell and a method of use therefor: The present invention is a measuring cell comprising a base body. Layered upon the base body is a measurement membrane having a first measuring element, a measurement device, and an intermediate membrane. The intermediate membrane is arranged between the measurement membrane and the base body, and a second measuring element... Agent: Vega Grieshaber Kg
20110100130 - Measuring cell and a method of use therefor: The present invention is a measuring cell with a base body, a measurement membrane which is arranged on the base body, and a measurement device, where a clearance between the measurement membrane and the base body is filled with a fluid which presents an increased heat conductivity (κ) compared to... Agent: Vega Grieshaber Kg
20110100131 - In-situ sensors and methods for monitoring environment assisted cracking of structural components: Sensor assemblies, units and methods are provided to determine crack development of components of interest associated with a monitored structure. According to preferred embodiments, a sample sensor bolt is provided having a shank with a threaded end, the sensor bolt being formed of a material serving as a surrogate of... Agent:
20110100132 - Measurement bearing, in particular for a wheel set of a rail vehicle: The invention relates to a measurement bearing, in particular for a wheel set of a rail vehicle, having a rotational axle and at least one first bearing ring (103), wherein the first bearing ring (103) defines a main supporting direction and a circumferential direction extending transversely with respect to the... Agent: Bombardier Transportation Gmbh
20110100133 - Mechanical test fixture with submicron tolerance: The mechanical test apparatus is a fixture utilizing capacitive gauge sensors, located in close proximity to a test specimen, to measure strain in miniature specimens. The upper collar is connected to the upper bolt which is connected to the cross head of the mechanical test machine and the lower collar... Agent: Utah State University
20110100134 - Filter with memory, communication and pressure sensor: The present invention describes a system and method for accurately measuring the pressure within a filter housing. A pressure sensor and a communications device are coupled so as to be able to measure and transmit the pressure within the filter housing while in use. This system can comprise a single... Agent: Millipore Corporation
20110100135 - Inverse venturi meter with insert capability: An insert meter can be run into an inverse venturi on wireline and make use of the existing pressure taps to allow accurate measurement of reduced flow rates that could not be accurately measured with the inverse venturi meter. The insert meter has seals and can lock into position with... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated
20110100136 - Method of dynamically correcting flow rate measurements: A flow rate of a fluid flowing in a tubing is determined using a flow meter. The flow meter measures a value related to the flow rate. The tubing has a valve for controlling the fluid flowing through the flow meter. The method of determination of the flow rate includes... Agent:
20110100137 - Pitot tube design for subsonic and supersonic flow with viscosity and turbulence: A pitot tube design and methodology are presented for use with compressible and incompressible fluids in subsonic and supersonic flow for a full range of viscosity and including the effect of turbulence on the flow characteristics and device response. Current practice assumes an inviscid fluid or a fluid having an... Agent:
20110100138 - Fluid visual inspection device: A fluid visual inspection device includes a fluid visual inspection portion and one set of fastening caps. The fluid visual inspection portion includes a vane holder which has a first flange and second flange, and is coupled with a transparent duct to allow users to see vane conditions and judge... Agent:
20110100139 - Measurement of forces on packaged objects: Force sensors may be useful for the measurement of forces on objects or packaging material in shipping articles during a packaging process. In some embodiments, a part of those force sensors may be similar or complementary to those objects or packaging material. Force data may be collected during packaging processes... Agent:
20110100140 - Probe holder assembly for an end to end test of adhesives and sealants: A test assembly is provided having a platform with an indentation. A probe holder assembly is placed in the indentation of the platform. The probe holder assembly includes a base with an indentation configured to receive a tissue specimen, a plate configured to secure the tissue specimen to the base,... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group LpPrevious industry: Metal deforming
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