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Measuring and testing

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10/02/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20140290328 - Test system and method: A test system and a test method adapted for a remote control device are disclosed. The remote control device is electrically connected to gas supply equipment. The gas supply equipment stores gas and is connected to a gas actuating device. A gas detector is near to the gas actuating device.... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.

20140290329 - In situ probe with improved diagnostics and compensation: A process combustion transmitter is provided. The transmitter includes a process probe extendible into a flow of process combustion exhaust. The process probe has a measurement cell and a diffuser that define a chamber within the process probe. Electronic circuitry is coupled to the measurement cell and is configured to... Agent: Rosemount Analytical, Inc.

20140290330 - Filter cake drag tester: A method that includes pulling a sled disposed on a trough across a first filtercake at a constant speed, measuring a force versus distance or time based on the pulling; and outputting a frictional force curve is described. An apparatus that includes a base, a pulley attached to the base,... Agent: M-i L.L.C.

20140290331 - Wafer level centrifuge for mems stiction detection and screening system and method: A wafer level centrifuge (WLC) system and method of testing MEMS devices using the system. The wafer level centrifuge (WLC) system can include a base centrifuge system and a cassette mounting hub coupled to the base centrifuge system. The method can include applying a smooth and continuous acceleration profile to... Agent: Mcube Inc.

20140290332 - Sensor device, analysing device, and recording medium: Provided is a sensor device including a sensor configured to output a vibration datum by detecting a change in a state of a vibration in a first object when a second object touches the first object, a holding section configured to hold, at a portion of the first object which... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140290333 - Gas sensor: An outer tube and a rubber plug are swaged at two sites, a first swaged section located on the side of connections between contact fittings of a connector and leads and a swaged section located closer to an open end of the outer tube than the first swaged section, such... Agent: Ngk Insulators, Ltd.

20140290334 - Measurement device and method for detecting the hydrocarbon content in gases: A measurement device and method for detecting the hydrocarbon content in gases includes: devices for subdividing an original gas stream into first and second measuring gas streams; first and reference gas units for producing first and second reference gas streams from a substream of the first and second measuring gas... Agent: Beko Technologies Gmbh

20140290335 - Distributed two dimensional fluid sensor: A fluid measurement system and method for determining distributed measurement of a fluid type and a fluid velocity in a wellbore, pipeline or other conduit in which fluid is moving. Measurement is made by immersing one or more cables having sequential sampling sections in the fluid and monitoring a cooling... Agent:

20140290336 - Exhaust gas sampling apparatus and exhaust gas sampling method: The present invention is one that can, with suppressing moisture from condensing, easily set a dilution ratio to that enabling measurement accuracy to be improved, and provided with a constant volume sampling part that samples mixed gas that is controlled to have a constant flow rate, wherein the constant volume... Agent: Horiba, Ltd.

20140290337 - Sensor control apparatus and gas detection system: A sensor control apparatus (2) of a gas detection system (1) includes a first low-pass filter (46), a second low-pass filter (48), and a multiplexer (50) so as to provide different time constants for detection of a sensor output signal Vs1 and for detection of a response signal Vs2. When... Agent: Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.

20140290338 - Hydrogen gas sensor and method for manufacturing the same: A hydrogen sensor and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The hydrogen sensor includes i) a substrate, ii) a first metal oxide semiconductor that is formed in the substrate, and iii) a second metal oxide semiconductor that is separated from the first metal oxide semiconductor and that is... Agent: Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd.

20140290339 - Sensor element and method for detecting a gas: A sensor element for the qualitative and/or quantitative detection of a gas includes a front electrode configured to be exposed to the gas to be measured, a back electrode, and an electrically insulating layer positioned between front electrode and back electrode. The front electrode and the back electrode can be... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140290340 - Gas sampling apparatus and monitoring apparatus: There is provided a monitoring apparatus including a gas sampling apparatus and a sensor that detects a chemical substance included in gas obtained by the gas sampling apparatus. The gas sampling apparatus includes: an air supplying unit that forms an air curtain to form a space that covers a region... Agent: Atonarp Inc.

20140290341 - Detection of a compromised flow line in a laboratory instrument: Provided herein are systems and methods for detecting a compromised flow line in a laboratory instrument. In one embodiment, for example, the system includes: (1) a wash station in fluid communication with a sample probe; (2) a fluid line coupled to the wash station to withdraw fluid from the wash... Agent: Becton, Dickinson And Company

20140290343 - Method and system for detecting a leak in a pipeline: System and method for detecting a leak in a pipeline with a sensing cable including an optical fiber sensor array aligned with a heating element. At least one heat pulse is propagated through the heating element along at least a portion of the sensing cable to affect an exchange of... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140290342 - Pressure detecting device and method: A method and apparatus detects gas or liquid leaks in a building. The device may include a pressure gauge attached to liquid or gas piping in the building. The pressure gauge may detect fluctuations of pressure and may send signals of fluctuations to an indicator. Once the indicator receives the... Agent:

20140290344 - Method and apparatus for checking syringe bodies: Described is a method for checking syringe bodies of the type comprising a hollow body, a seal for closing the hollow body and a dose of a liquid product enclosed by the hollow body and by the seal, the method comprising the steps of applying a pneumatic negative pressure to... Agent: Bonfiglioli Engineering S.r.i.

20140290345 - Oil migration system: An apparatus and a system is provided that may be utilized to determine oil migration and oil displacement from a pre-oiled air filter. The present invention may also be utilized to determine if oil is displaced from the air filter onto a portion of the apparatus for visualization to a... Agent: K&n Engineering, Inc.

20140290346 - Measurement instrument having touchscreen user interface and method for measuring viscosity: The present disclosure provides a viscometer or a rheometer including a touch screen interface. The touch screen interface enables a wider variety of user interface options and functions that would otherwise be cumbersome to implement. These options and functions include a wide variety of settings, security features, and the ability... Agent:

20140290347 - Sensor control apparatus, sensor control system, and sensor control method: A sensor control apparatus which receives from a gas sensor (10) a sensor output signal Ip corresponding to the concentration of a specific gas component, and a pressure signal P output from a pressure sensor (20). The sensor control apparatus includes a computation section (38) which computes a specific component... Agent: Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.

20140290348 - Abnormality detecting device of internal combustion engine: An abnormality detecting device of an internal combustion engine according to the present invention includes a sensor nick abnormality detecting unit configured to detect a nick abnormality in a detecting element of a downstream side sensor which is provided in a downstream side of an exhaust gas purifying catalyst in... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140290349 - Method to classify and select proppants: Methods to classify a proppant with respect to functional performance is described and includes measuring a coefficient of restitution for the proppant. Methods to select a proppant, methods to design a proppant, methods to predict proppant performance in a subterranean formation, and methods for providing product specifications for proppants are... Agent: Oxane Materials, Inc.

20140290350 - Well data acquisition tool probe guard: A probe assembly for use with a well data acquisition tool includes a probe and a probe guard. The probe includes a body and a tip extending from the body along a longitudinal axis of the tip to a terminal end. The tip defines a length and a surface area... Agent:

20140290351 - Magnetic debris and particle detector: A system, method and apparatus for determining wear on a component of a tool is disclosed. An oscillating member receives a particle freed from the component as a result of the wear on the component. A measuring device measures a change in a parameter of the oscillating member resulting from... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140290352 - Protection of electronic devices used with perforating guns: A sensing subassembly for use with a downhole tool comprises a housing, a cavity disposed within the housing, at least one electronic component disposed within the cavity, and at least one isolating member disposed within the cavity. The at least one isolating member is configured to attenuate at least a... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140290353 - Apparatus for measuring precipitation: Disclosed is a precipitation gauge including a precipitation receiving member having a water collecting part provided in a shape of a funnel at a lower portion of a cylindrical body and a drain tube, a photodetector installed on an inner sidewall of the cylindrical body to detect snow collected in... Agent:

20140290354 - Air data probe sense port repair: A method of repairing an air data probe sense port includes inserting a plug into a sense port in an air data probe, mounting the plug to the air data probe, dressing the welded plug to be substantially flush with adjacent air data probe surface, and forming a new sense... Agent: Rosemount Aerospace Inc.

20140290355 - Systems and methods for thermal imaging technique for measuring mixing of fluids: Systems and methods for thermal imaging for measuring mixing of fluids are provided. In one embodiment, a method for measuring mixing of gaseous fluids using thermal imaging comprises: positioning a thermal test medium parallel to a direction gaseous fluid flow from an outlet vent of a momentum source, wherein when... Agent: Alliance For Sustainable Energy, LLC

20140290356 - Device for measuring liquid level: Device (1) for measuring a liquid level, comprising: -a body (2) extending along a longitudinal axis (X) and having at least one open portion (5) in which at least one aperture (A) is formed in the wall of the body (2), -a loop (10) of electric wire positioned at least... Agent: Sc2n

20140290357 - System and method for identifying levels or interfaces of media in a vessel: Systems and methods for identifying the level of media in a vessel with a sensing cable including an optical fiber sensor array aligned with a heating element disposed in the vessel. An excitation source is configured to propagate at least one heat pulse through the heating element along at least... Agent: Exxonmobil Research And Engineering Company

20140290358 - Chemical measuring device: The present invention relates to a liquid level measuring system comprising: a liquid container; a measuring stick immersed into the liquid container; and a buoyancy ball attached to the immersed end of the measuring stick. The measuring stick may include numerical markers indicating the liquid level within the liquid container.... Agent:

20140290359 - Humidity measurement device: A highly sensitive humidity measurement device is provided. The humidity measurement device has: a housing component integrally including a connector for performing input/output to/from the outside and a connector terminal component; an electronic circuit board mounted on the housing component and electrically connected to the connector terminal; and a humidity... Agent:

20140290360 - System and method for a motion sensing device: The device includes a signaling means and a motion sensor, and logic for activating or controlling the signaling means in response to a sensed motion according to an embedded logic. The device may be used as a toy, and may be shaped like a play ball or as a handheld... Agent:

20140290361 - Apparatus for driving gyroscope sensor: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for driving a gyroscope sensor, including: multi-axis sensing means; detecting circuit means; switching means that is disposed between the axes of the multi-axis sensing means and the detecting circuit means so as to connect or disconnect between the axes of the multi-axis sensing means and... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20140290362 - Vibrator element and method of manufacturing the same: A vibrator element has a first vibration mode in which first and second detection portions perform flexural vibration in opposite directions in the opposite phase to first and second driving portions which vibrate in opposite directions according to a Coriolis force, and a second vibration mode in which the first... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140290363 - Physical quantity sensor, electronic device, and moving object: A physical quantity sensor includes: a sensor element which detects predetermined physical quantity; a driving circuit which generates a driving signal of the sensor element; and an AGC circuit which controls the driving signal at a constant level according to a reference voltage, based on an output signal of the... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140290364 - Accelerometer: An accelerometer for sensing acceleration along a sensing axis, includes a flexure member (having a pendulum member pivotably connected to a support member via a hinge arrangement), a housing, and at least one mounting structure configured for clamping the support member to the housing in load bearing contact while concurrently... Agent:

20140290365 - Mems device: A MEMS gyro is provided, having a movable portion, a non-movable portion, and a magnetic sensing structure that comprises a magnetic source disposed at the movable portion, a magnetic sensing element positioned at the non-movable portion. The movable portion is capable of moving in response to external angular velocity or... Agent:

20140290366 - Method and system for detecting an airborne trigger: An apparatus includes a cantilevered element including a coating material having an affinity for at least one compound. The apparatus further includes a first capacitive plate and a second capacitive plate that are each spaced from and capacitively coupled to the cantilevered element. The first capacitive plate is configured to... Agent:

20140290367 - Method and device for examining a sheet-shaped or card-shaped valuable document having a security feature having one or more cavities: A method is for examining a sheet-shaped or card-shaped value document with a security feature having one or more cavities configured in the value document. The width of the cavity or cavities is in at least one respectively specified direction exceeding 10 μm. Transmission values are established in a locally... Agent:

20140290368 - Method and apparatus for remote position tracking of an industrial ultrasound imaging probe: A freestanding ultrasonic probe or transducer position relative to the inspected object is remotely tracked with a wireless transmitter/receiver or an optically based positioning system. Either type of positioning system generates a time stamped or commonly clocked positional data set that are sent to a post data processing module. The... Agent: Siemens Energy, Inc.

20140290369 - Ultrasonic measuring system, ultrasonic probe, and sheet member: An ultrasonic measuring system includes an ultrasonic probe and a sheet member. The ultrasonic probe has an ultrasonic sensor section and a probe side engaging section. Ultrasonic waves emitted from the ultrasonic sensor section are transmitted through the sheet member to a target sample. The sheet member has a sheet... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140290370 - Sensors using optical rf oscillators: An optical microresonator based RF oscillator sensor for measuring mass, temperature, and particle/molecule concentration. An optical energy source is coupled to the optical microresonator to generate optical power oscillations at Rf frequencies. A stable or reference RF oscillation frequency is established which allows for measuring oscillation frequency variations induced by... Agent:

20140290371 - Acoustic matching body, ultrasonic probe, and ultrasonic measuring device: An acoustic matching body includes a convex curved surface formed by generatrices that extend parallel to one another and a groove formed on the curved surface along a line of intersection between a plane intersecting the generatrices and the curved surface.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140290372 - Fiber optic directional acoustic sensor: A fiber optic acoustic sensor and a method of using same. The sensor includes a light emitting diode and a fiber optic probe having a transmitting multimode optical fiber and at least one receiving multimode optical fiber. The transmitting multimode optical fiber and the receiving multimode optical fiber are substantially... Agent:

20140290373 - Polymer layer system pressure sensor device, and polymer layer system pressure sensor method: A polymer layer system pressure sensor device includes a first polymer substrate having a first cavity and a first polymer membrane stretched over the first cavity. The first polymer membrane is configured to be deflected dependent on a pressure in the first cavity. The device further includes a first membrane... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140290374 - Apparatus to monitor flow assurance properties in conduits: A combination of sensors are strategically placed along a pipeline to measure critical properties such as temperature and pressure of the flow product. The sensors are a combination of fiber optic sensing devices that are specifically designed to measure a range of properties within particular bandwidth, with a method to... Agent:

20140290375 - Micromechanical structure having a deformable membrane and a protection against strong deformations: The invention relates to a micromechanical structure for measuring or detecting a mechanical quantity or a dynamic quantity, including a deformable membrane (20) and a supporting substrate (10), the membrane (20) including a first portion (20a) and a second portion (20b) surrounded by the first portion (20a), the second portion... Agent: Auxitrol S.a.

20140290376 - Resistive device comprising a silicon-nanowire-comprising strain gauge and method for optimizing the electrical consumption of such a device: A resistive device includes at least one strain gauge (12, 14) comprising silicon nanowires, a power supply (16) that has at least one current source (22, 24) able to generate a current (Ibias) for biasing the strain gauge; and acquisition means (18) able to deliver a measurement signal which can... Agent: Universite Du Sud-tulon Var

20140290377 - Compression testing device for testing materials automatically: A compression testing assembly for compression testing of a test material includes a testing stage with a first surface and a second surface. The test material is disposed between the first and second surfaces. The assembly also includes a thickness detector that automatically detects a thickness of the test material.... Agent: Nike, Inc.

20140290378 - Testing fixture: A testing fixture includes a driving component, a supporting component, a first resilient component, a plurality of connecting components and a plurality of testing components. The driving component includes a board and a sleeve. A guiding slot is formed on a lateral wall of the sleeve. The supporting component includes... Agent: Wistron Corporation

20140290379 - Apparatus for applying horizontal load to underwater pile using ground penetration of suction pile and method for measuring horizontal resistance of underwater pile using the same: A horizontal resistance of an underwater pile is measured using a horizontal load applying apparatus which applies a horizontal load to the underwater pile to measure a horizontal resistance of the underwater pile by changing a direction of a penetration force generated when a suction pile penetrates an underwater ground.... Agent: Korea Institute Of Construction Technology

20140290380 - Flow rate measuring device: A flow rate measuring device having a housing for enclosing and preventing a removable ramp from being exposed to ambient light. The ramp includes an upper transparent section and a lower transparent section enabling a flowable substance to flow therebetween. A timing circuit connected to a first photo detector and... Agent:

20140290381 - Integrated environmental sensors for harsh environment applications: Systems and methods in accordance with embodiments of the invention implement integrated environmental sensors that can operate in rigorous environments. In one embodiment, an integrated environmental sensor includes: at least one sensor and a substrate; where: the at least one sensor is disposed on the substrate; the at least one... Agent: California Institute Of Technology

20140290382 - Device and method for determining a flow velocity of a fluid or a fluid component in a pipeline: A device and a method for determining a flow velocity of a fluid or a fluid component in a pipeline is described. The device comprises a transmitter adapted to be placed inside the pipeline and arranged to transmit an ultrasound signal into the fluid or fluid component in a first... Agent: Nest International N.v.

20140290383 - Water resistant aircraft pitot device: A pitot tube system having a pitot tube containing a porous hydrophobic fabric that blocks water and contaminants from reaching a pressure sensor. The distance in the pitot tube between the fabric and a front orifice of the tube is less than 2.4 times the height of the orifice, and... Agent: Aerovironment Inc.

20140290384 - Method for the gravimetric mass metering of bulk solids and differential metering scale: A method for the gravimetric mass metering of bulk solids via a container with the bulk solid to be metered and a volumetric conveying device, via which the bulk solid coming from the container with a mass flow, which chronologically follows a target value for a target feed rate, is... Agent:

20140290386 - Torque measurement device for steering wheel: A measuring device for steering wheel torque includes a magnetic sensor to measure a rotational torque of the steering wheel. The measuring device for steering wheel torque has the advantages of high measuring precision, non-contact, high reliability and low cost.... Agent:

20140290387 - Method for measuring stable-state tension of power transmission belt: Disclosed is a method for measuring a stable-state tension of a power transmission belt in which a temperature of an endless power transmission belt B including a belt body made of rubber in which a cord made of an organic fiber is embedded, is made higher than a glass transition... Agent:

20140290388 - Sensor for measuring mechanical stress which can be adapted to cables with different gauges: The invention relates to a sensor for measuring mechanical stress which can be adapted to cables with different gauges, made up of a body with a machined area for a strain gauge and three pivots—an upper, a lower and a central pivot—which are distributed on the front surface, the upper... Agent: Dinacell Electronica, Sl

20140290389 - Conveyance seat: A conveyance seat includes: a seating sensor structure including a pressure-sensing portion that is used to detect a pressure, the seating sensor structure being arranged inside a seat pad of the conveyance seat through integral foam-molding. The seating sensor structure is formed by laminating the pressure-sensing portion, a second sheet-shaped... Agent: Toyota Boshoku Kabushiki Kaisha

20140290390 - Systems and methods for resistive microcracked pressure sensor: Embodiments of a resistive microcracked pressure sensor having a metal stack with a metallic conductor encapsulated within an elastomer substrate and related method of manufacture are disclosed. During manufacture, the metallic conductor forms a plurality of microcracks that increase the overall resistance of the metallic conductor. The microcracks in the... Agent: Arizona Board Of Regents, A Body Corporate Of The State Of Arizona, Action For And On Behalf Of Az

20140290385 - Electronic apparatus and shock detection method: In an electronic apparatus equipped with a mechanism for generating a sound and an oscillation, it is possible to detect an imparted shock with high sensitivity. The electronic apparatus includes: an oscillation unit; a piezoelectric element configured to impart an oscillation due to deformation in correspondence with an applied voltage... Agent: Seiko Instruments Inc.

20140290391 - Diffusion sampler: A diffusion sampler includes an elongated tubular support structure, a top end cap, a bottom end cap, a first coupling device, at least a first membrane and a reservoir mechanism. The support structure has an outer wall that defines an interior space therein. The outer wall defines a plurality of... Agent: Eon Products, Inc.

20140290392 - Automatic analyzer using a sample container having an information recording member: A sample is contained in a sample container and a physical relationship between the sample and a sample ID thereof is established. However, after the sample ID is read by a bar code reader and the sample is transferred to an analysis-dedicated small sample container, the sample ID and the... Agent:

20140290393 - Sample introduction device and charged particle beam instrument: A sample introduction device (100) is adapted to introduce a sample (S) into the sample chamber (1) of a charged particle beam instrument. The device includes: a pre-evacuation chamber (2) for performing a pre-evacuation; a sample holder (10) having a sample holding portion (12) capable of holding the sample (S);... Agent: Jeol Ltd.

20140290395 - Preservation system for nutritional substances: Disclosed herein is preservation system for nutritional substances. The preservation system obtains information about the nutritional substance to be preserved, senses and measures the external environment to the preservation system, senses and measures the internal environment to the preservation system, senses and measures the state of the nutritional substance, and... Agent:

20140290394 - Sensor module for detecting an operating parameter, method for monitoring a sensor module: A sensor module includes a sensor element set up to output a sensor signal, an A/D converter connected to the sensor element, a signal transmission unit connected to the A/D converter and set up for the transmission of a sensor signal converted by the A/D converter, and a supply signal... Agent:

20140290396 - Logistic transport system for nutritional substances: Disclosed herein is a preservation system for storage and logistic transport of nutritional substances. The preservation system obtains information about the nutritional substance to be preserved, senses and measures the external environment to the preservation system, senses and measures the internal environment to the preservation system, senses and measures the... Agent:

20140290397 - Sensor arrangement for a hydraulic displacer unit: A sensor arrangement for a hydraulic displacer unit includes a plurality of sensors which, at least in some sections, are positioned jointly in a sensor housing. The sensors are configured to be contacted via a common plug.... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

  
09/25/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20140283578 - Mobile device and vehicle mounted sensor calibration: The disclosure generally relates to calculating gyroscope bias in a vehicle. Methods, apparatus and systems are disclosed. A method can include: assuming a maximum turning rate for a vehicle based at least in part on speed of the vehicle; and determining gyroscope bias information based at least in part on... Agent: Qualcomm Incorporated

20140283579 - Testing equipment for crash simulation tests: A testing equipment for crash simulation tests is specified which has a rail arrangement, a first carriage arrangement which is arranged displaceably along a longitudinal axis of the rail arrangement, and an acceleration unit via which a force can be transferred to the first carriage arrangement in order to accelerate... Agent:

20140283580 - Method and system for analyzing a gaseous fluid comprising at least one rare gas by means of a getterizing substrate: The invention relates to a method and a system for analyzing rare gases present in a gaseous fluid (1). According to the invention, initially, the rare gases are extracted from the gaseous fluid by trapping by means of a getterizing substrate (5), then superconcentration of the rare gases is produced... Agent: Ifp Energies Nouvelles

20140283581 - Sensor device for sensing a gas, method for operating a sensor device for sensing a gas and production method for a sensor device for sensing a gas: A sensor device for sensing a gas includes a sensing region, and a readout region that is electrically and mechanically connected to the sensing region by way of a connecting web. The readout region, the sensing region, and the connecting web are formed from a substrate, and are isolated from... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140283582 - Method and apparatus for determining the thermal status of fuel in a line leak detection system: A method of determining the thermal status of fuel in a fuel distribution system (10) includes pressurizing the distribution line (16) by activating a submersible pump (14) in an underground storage tank (12). Once the distribution line (16) is pressurized, the pump (14) is switched off, and the reverse flow... Agent: Delaware Capital Formation, Inc.

20140283583 - System for pipeline drying and freezing point suppression: Method for dewatering, pressure testing, hydrotreating, suppressing methane hydrate formation and suppressing solution freezing point in pipeline operations have been disclosed, where the solution used in the operations includes an effective amount of a metal formate salt. The metal formate salt solutions have a low viscosity, have a high density,... Agent:

20140283584 - Apparatuses and methods for the measurement of liquid properties and particularly frying oil quality: Apparatuses and methods for determining viscosity, surface tension and/or surface tension/viscosity ratio are presented. The methods use the measurement of liquid penetration rate in a test medium to evaluate liquid properties. In particular the methods and apparatuses can be used to determine the quality of frying or cooking oils in... Agent:

20140283585 - Underwater detection apparatus: An underwater detection apparatus for detecting a presence of one or more bubbles within an aquatic environment includes a first structure including a lower peripheral edge for defining an area over which the apparatus is operable to collect the one or more bubbles, a second structure for spatially concentrating the... Agent: Naxys As

20140283586 - Measuring plug and method for assembling a measuring plug: Disclosed is a pressure-measuring plug for a combustion engine. An interconnection structure in the plug body electrically couples by means of a flexible printed circuit board (PCB) an electrical sensing element at one end of the plug body to connector terminals of the plug at the other end of the... Agent:

20140283587 - Air velocity apparatus and system: An apparatus and a system is provided that may be utilized to determine air flow through an air filter and/or a plurality of air filters. The present invention utilizes a demonstration apparatus to illustrate the differences in air flow and air restriction between a plurality of different air filters and... Agent: K&n Engineering, Inc.

20140283588 - Diagnosing a cooling subsystem of an engine system in response to dynamic pressure sensed in the subsystem: A method of diagnosing a cooling subsystem of an engine system in response a parameter extracted from dynamic hydraulic pressure sensed in the cooling subsystem, and products and systems using same.... Agent:

20140283589 - Integrated fuel catalyst monitor: A method of monitoring catalyst performance may comprise applying a set of parameter readings for a given sample to a support vector machine to generate a classification output, clustering the set of parameter readings to reduce a number of support vectors, computing a total fuel mass following a deceleration fuel... Agent: Ford Global Technologies, LLC

20140283591 - Tire shape inspection method and tire shape inspection apparatus: A tire shape inspection method executes the following steps: first, as a teaching operation step, boundary lines of the bulge and dent marks are detected in a sample source image of a sample tire, a mask image is generated which denotes the boundary lines, regions are removed from the sample... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (kobe Steel, Ltd.)

20140283590 - Tyre mounting and demounting apparatus with load belt apparatus: A tyre changer, comprising: a mounting device for receiving at least a wheel rim of a wheel/tyre assembly, the mounting device having an axis (S), a load belt apparatus being able to contact a peripheral surface of the wheel/tyre assembly and to apply a predetermined force to the peripheral surface... Agent: Snap-on Equipment Srl A Unico Socio

20140283592 - Method for determining the acoustic characteristics of a mud filter cake: A pressure response to low frequency harmonic pressure oscillations generated in a borehole by at least one oscillation source is registered by at least one acoustic sensor. A phase shift of stationary pressure oscillations registered by the acoustic sensor relatively to the low frequency harmonic pressure oscillations of the oscillation... Agent:

20140283593 - Method and system for downhole analysis: Advanced remote self-contained chromatographic systems and techniques for analyzing a mixture comprising components having a wide range of boiling points. The chromatographic systems and techniques can utilize components and techniques that allow staged, simultaneous, and/or sequential vaporization of an analyte to facilitate rapid analysis. The chromatographic systems and techniques can... Agent:

20140283594 - System that measures and reports local wind conditions: A system configured for measuring and displaying air pressure or air speed at a given location, the system including a sensor module and a display module that receives sensor readings from the sensor module for display in human perceptible form.... Agent:

20140283595 - Micromachined mass flow sensor with condensation prevention and method of making the same: The design and manufacture method of a silicon mass flow sensor made with silicon Micromachining MEMS, Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) process for applications of gas flow measurement with highly humidified or liquid vapors is disclosed in the present invention. The said silicon mass flow sensor operates with an embedded heater... Agent: Wisenstech Inc.

20140283596 - Humidity detection device: To provide a humidity detection device by which good accuracy in measurement is achieved even under severe environmental conditions, in the humidity detection device which includes an electronic circuit board 1 and a humidity detection element 2 mounted on one surface of the electronic circuit board and detects humidity in... Agent:

20140283597 - Sensor device having plural resistance change type sensors and method of using the same: To detect humidity, used are a first series connection circuit connecting a thermistor and a fixed resistor via a node, a second series connection circuit connecting a resistance change type humidity sensor and the thermistor via the node, and a third series connection circuit connecting the humidity sensor and the... Agent: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140283598 - Dynamic balance detecting device: The dynamic balance detecting device includes a platform, a pillar, a main shaft, a vibration sensor, a rotation sensor, a dynamic measuring tester, and a controller. The pillar is connected to the platform. The main shaft is positioned on the pillar for driving a rotor. The vibration sensor is positioned... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (shenzhen) Co., Ltd

20140283599 - Method and wearable device to sense motion of user: A method and a wearable device to sense a motion of a user may include a motion sensor configured to sense a motion signal from a motion of a user of the wearable device, and a processor configured to calculate a motion of the wearable device based on the motion... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140283602 - Angular velocity sensor and detection element used therein: A detection element has: first and second fixed parts; first and second vertical beams each connected at first and second ends to the first and second fixed parts, respectively; a horizontal beam connected at first and second ends to centers of the first and second vertical beams, respectively; and four... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140283600 - Gyro sensor driver and pulse translation device used therefor: Disclosed herein are a gyro sensor driver and a pulse translation device used thereof. The gyro sensor driver, includes: a phase shifter that delays a signal output from an output terminal of a vibrating sensor to output a phase-shifted signal; a comparator that inverts a signal output from the phase... Agent:

20140283601 - Optomechanical sensors based on coupling between two optical cavities: Methods, structures, devices and systems are disclosed for implementing optomechanical sensors in various configurations by using two optically coupled optical resonators or cavities that can be move or deform relative to each other. The optical coupling between first and second optical cavities to produce an optical resonance that varies with... Agent:

20140283603 - Micromechanical element, component having a micromechanical element, and method for producing a component: A micromechanical element (123a) having a plurality of individual sensor elements (1′a, 2′a, 3′a, 23a), wherein a first physical measurement variable can be measured with a first individual sensor element (1′a, 2′a, 3′a, 23a) and a second physical measurement variable can be measured with a second individual sensor element (1′a,... Agent:

20140283605 - High-sensitivity, z-axis micro-electro-mechanical detection structure, in particular for an mems accelerometer: A z-axis micro-electro-mechanical detection structure, having a substrate defining a plane and a suspended mass carried by two anchorage elements. The suspended mass includes a translating mass, suspended over the substrate, mobile in a transverse direction to the plane and arranged between the anchorage elements and two tilting masses, each... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.i.

20140283604 - Three-dimensional microelectromechanical systems structure: A three-dimensional microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) structure includes a substrate and having a height extending outwardly from the substrate and a largest lateral dimension orthogonal to the height. The largest lateral dimension is smaller than the height. A transducing element is operatively connected to the hair-like core and embedded within, formed... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of Michigan

20140283606 - Acceleration sensor: An acceleration sensor includes a weight, a supporting portion arranged so as to face the weight, beams configured to be flexible and connect the weight and the supporting portion, and piezoresistive elements disposed at the beams, wherein the weight oscillates in a pendulum motion while using center portions of the... Agent:

20140283607 - Method and apparatus for noise control in ultrasonic sensors: The adjustable voltage regulator under control of a microcontroller applies controlled amplitude voltage in the range of 5 to 9 VDC to the sensor transmitter to adjust the output amplitude of the transmitter. The adjustable amplitude transmitter allows an occupancy sensor to have its total output energy adjusted to reduce... Agent: The Watt Stopper, Inc.

20140283608 - Device and method for testing a vehicle: A device for testing a vehicle includes at least one sound recording device, which is designed for recording the sound emitted by a vehicle to be tested, and an evaluation device, which is designed for evaluating the sound recorded by the at least one sound recording device. The device may... Agent:

20140283609 - Systems and methods for determining geologic properties using acoustic analysis: Systems and methods which determine geologic properties using acoustic analysis are shown. Acoustic signals are collected during processing (e.g., crushing, shearing, striking, compressing, etc.) of geologic media, such as rock samples, for determining geologic properties according to embodiments. The acoustic signals collected may include frequency information, amplitude information, time information,... Agent:

20140283610 - Ultrasonic inspection device and method of ultrasonic inspection: An ultrasonic inspection device includes: a vibration generating section that irradiates laser beam onto a first member to generate ultrasonic vibration; a detecting section that detects the ultrasonic vibration propagated from the first to a second members via a welded portion; and an analyzing section that analyzes the propagated ultrasonic... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140283611 - System and a method of adaptive focusing in a phased array ultrasonic system: Disclosed in the present disclosure is a phased array system configured to ultrasonically inspect test targets complex surfaces while employing the surface profiling capability of phased-array linear and sectorial scans. Adaptive focusing is employed for inspecting the test target by using customized apertures according to the surface profiles to generate... Agent:

20140283612 - Phased array ultrasonic bolt inspection apparatus and method: Ultrasonic bolt inspection apparatus and methods facilitate in situ as well as bench non-destructive evaluation (NDE) inspection of fastening bolt distal ends and their mating nuts. The apparatus is coupled to an exposed end of a fastener bolt head, its exposed thread tip or to a mating nut. The apparatus... Agent: Siemens Energy, Inc.

20140283613 - Empty crate inspection by detection of excited oscillations: An apparatus for inspecting an empty crate that is transported on a transport device includes an inspection device having a pulse generator, a processor, a sensor, and an uncoupling device. Prior to inspection, the uncoupling device uncouples the empty crate from the transport device. The pulse generator then excites vibrations... Agent:

20140283614 - Measuring apparatus, measuring system and measuring method: A measuring apparatus 10 configured to evaluate an electronic device 100 that transmits vibration sound to a human ear by pressing a vibrator 102 held in a housing 101 thereto, including an ear simulator 50 that mimics a human ear, and a vibration detection unit 55 disposed on a periphery... Agent: Kyocera Corporation

20140283615 - Determining a seismic vibrator signature: A method includes receiving a representation of a volume acceleration of a seismic vibrator. The method includes determining a signature of the seismic vibrator based at least in part on the representation of the volume acceleration.... Agent: Westerngeco L.L.C.

20140283616 - Workfunction modulation-based sensor to measure pressure and temperature: A workfunction modulation-based sensor comprising a field-effect transistor (FET). The FET comprises a substrate, a gate dielectric, a metal gate, a source, a drain, and a layer of sensing material that is electrically connected to the metal gate. An electrical connection that connects to the source of the FET. An... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140283617 - Threaded member capable of detecting tension: A threaded member has an axial direction. A thread is formed on the threaded member in the axial direction. At least one receiving recess is formed on a circumferential surface of the thread of the threaded member. At least one sensor member is disposed in the receiving recess for detecting... Agent: Kabo Tool Company

20140283618 - Semiconductor device and strain monitor: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a substrate, a semiconductor substrate, an insulating gate field-effect transistor, and a strain gauge unit. The semiconductor substrate is placed on the substrate and has first and second regions. The insulating gate field-effect transistor is provided in the first region of the... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140283619 - Method for evaluating corrosion-fatigue life of steel material: A method for evaluating the corrosion-fatigue life of a steel material includes: bringing a corrosive medium into contact with a predetermined portion of the steel material; measuring strain on the steel material while applying cyclic loads to the steel material; measuring an N-th strain index from strain amplitude at the... Agent: Hitachi Metals, Ltd.

20140283620 - Device, method, and system for monitoring the delivery of fluids through a drip chamber: A device, method, and system are provided for monitoring the delivery of fluids through a drip chamber. The device includes an electromagnetic radiation (EMR) source and an EMR detector. A device body is employed to position the source and detector about the drip chamber so that the source and detector... Agent: Shift Labs, Inc.

20140283623 - Torque sensor for measuring torsion of steering column and measurement method using the same: A torque sensor is provided and includes a rotor and stator. The rotor includes a plurality of magnet, while the stator includes a plurality of teeth respectively corresponding to the plurality of magnets. A magnetic flux is provided by the plurality of teeth and the plurality of magnets and flows... Agent: Tyco Electronics Amp Korea Ltd.

20140283621 - Torque measuring system and a method thereof: A torque measuring system is provided in a vehicle transmission including a clutch assembly having a two part, rotatable torque transmitting member, the two pans of the member being angularly movable relative to one another against the compression of at least one damper spring pack, and an actuator with a... Agent: Volvo Lastvagnar Ab

20140283624 - Load-indicating device: The present invention provides a load-indicating device for use with structural assemblies that have fastening components such as nuts and bolts. The load-indicating device comprising a washer having a tubular body defining a bore extending therethrough, the body comprising at least one hole extending at least partially through the body;... Agent: Fasteners Solutions Limited

20140283625 - Sensor for measuring mechanical tensions in a wire: A measurement device for measuring mechanical tensions in wires consisting of a metallic parallelepiped-shaped body (1), with a mechanical construction (4) for extensometric gauges from which supporting and fixing elements (2, 2′) stem from either one or both its faces, and which are provided with perimetric indentations. The supporting elements... Agent: Dinacell Electronica, Sl

20140283622 - Power meter, power measurement method, program and storage medium: There are provided a versatile power meter, a power measurement method, a program and a recording medium. The power meter includes a first measurement unit 7 that measures a force applied to a first pedal B322 and calculates predetermined first information (power and/or torque) on the first pedal B322, and... Agent: Pioneer Corporation

20140283626 - Tubular membrane gas and volatile compounds sampler for fluid introduction at atmospheric to high pressure: A high-transmittance sampler of dissolved gases and volatile organic compounds (VOC) is described that is based upon a thin polymer membrane with tubular geometry. Very high hydrostatic pressures are maintained by surrounding the polymer tube or coating with sintered material. The sintered material can be surrounded by additional metal support,... Agent:

20140283627 - Apparatus and method for liquid sample introduction: A method and apparatus for introducing droplets of liquid sample into an analysis device using a gas stream, the droplets being produced by the application of acoustic energy to a quantity of liquid sample. Acoustic energy may be applied to a quantity of liquid sample located on a solid surface... Agent: Thermo Electron Manufacturing Limited

20140283628 - Apparatus and method for liquid sample introduction: A method and apparatus for mixing droplets of liquid sample and droplets of a diluent and/or a standard produced by droplet-on-demand generators for use with an analysis device. Two different liquids may be introduced to an analysis device for simultaneous analysis. The method preferably comprises using a first droplet-on-demand generator... Agent: Thermo Electron Manufacturing Limited

20140283629 - Keyboard testing machine: A keyboard testing machine for testing a keyboard of an electronic apparatus is provided. The keyboard testing machine includes a rack, a fixing base, and a pressing module. The fixing base is operatively connected to the rack and located over the electronic apparatus. The pressing module is located over the... Agent: Quanta Computer Inc.

20140283630 - Configurable sensor arrays: Systems, devices, and methods for configurable sensor arrays are provided. An example of a configurable sensor array includes a plurality of sensors in a matrix array formed on a single backplane and a plurality of elements 432 within one of the plurality of sensors, where the plurality of elements provides... Agent:

20140283631 - 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: Mobile-shop Company, LLC

20140283632 - Sensor device and method for producing a sensor device: A sensor device includes a sensor element configured to detect a measurement value based at least in part upon a physical variable, and a support element configured to support the sensor element. The support element has at least one connection region which is located in a section of the support... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

  
09/18/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20140260508 - Compensation and calibration for mems devices: A sensor system includes a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor, processing circuitry, measurement circuitry, stimulus circuitry and memory. The system is configured to provide an output responsive to physical displacement within the MEMS sensor to the measurement circuitry. The stimulus circuitry is configured to provide a stimulus signal to the MEMS... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

20140260507 - Pulse duration extender: A system includes a sensor that is configured to measure an operating parameter of a machine and transmit a signal related to the measured operating parameter. The system also includes a passive signal modification circuit. The passive modification circuit is configured to receive the signal and generate a modified signal... Agent:

20140260509 - Method of calibrating a chromatography system: A method of calibrating, a chromatography system is described. The method includes injecting a standard into a chromatographic separator. The standard including a first analyte having a first calibrant concentration and a second analyte having a second calibrant concentration. The standard can be separated in the chromatographic separator and measured... Agent:

20140260511 - Diffuser diagnostic for in-situ flue gas measurement device: A process gas analysis system is provided. The system includes a probe insertable into a source of process gas and having a distal end and a chamber proximate the distal end. A gas sensor is mounted within the chamber and is configured to provide an electrical indication relative to a... Agent: Rosemount Analytical Inc.

20140260512 - Heat-generating apparatus and method of generating smoke: A heat-generating apparatus includes a frame assembly and a securement assembly carried by the frame assembly. The securement assembly includes a panel member arranged in a first vertical plane for supporting a target material parallel to the first vertical plane. The heat-generating apparatus also includes a heating support assembly adjustably... Agent: Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

20140260510 - Pentamethylheptane as a primary reference standard for cetane number: A composition useful as a Reference Standard for measurement of Cetane Number or for use as a standard for determining a Derived Cetane Number consists essentially of a blend of n-hexadecane and 2,2,4,6,6-pentamethylheptane. The disclosed Reference Standards can be used directly as substitutes for blends of n-hexadecane and 2,2,4,4,6,8,8-heptamethylnonane in... Agent:

20140260513 - On-tool mass flow controller diagnostic systems and methods: Mass flow controllers with on-tool diagnostic capabilities and methods for on-tool diagnosis of mass flow controllers are disclosed herein. One disclosed method includes providing current to two heating-sensing elements of a mass flow sensor and modifying current through at least one of the heating-sensing elements. Reference data is obtained that... Agent:

20140260514 - Fuel dispenser flow meter fraud detection and prevention: A fuel flow meter assembly for detecting fraud caused by tampering. The fuel flow meter assembly comprises a fuel flow meter comprising a shaft and a fiber optic displacement sensor operatively connected to the fuel flow meter shaft for generating information representative of an amount of fuel delivered through the... Agent: Gilbarco Inc.

20140260516 - Electronic tilt compensation for diaphragm based pressure sensors: System, apparatus and method for providing corrective sensor outputs, particularly when a sensor is subject to gravitational or acceleration effects. A sensor and accelerometer may be operatively coupled to a processor, wherein the processor receives inputs from both. The processor receives the sensor signals and determines the gravitational or acceleration... Agent: Dwyer Instruments, Inc.

20140260517 - System and method for inertial sensor offset compensation: The present invention provides an improved method and system for compensation of inertial sensors. In one implementation a modified moving average is applied to provide dynamic offset compensation for an inertial sensor output that is calculated when a vehicle is in motion.... Agent: Autoliv Asp, Inc.

20140260515 - System and method for run-time hermeticity detection of a capped mems device: Determining if a hermetically sealed MEMs device loses hermeticity during operation. In one embodiment, the MEMs device is an accelerometer. A test signal having an associated frequency above an operational frequency range for the accelerometer is provided to the accelerometer at an input during operation of the accelerometer for sensing... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.

20140260518 - System, method, and apparatus for certifying a brake pressure calibration for an end-of-train device: A system, method, and apparatus for certifying an end-of-train device pressure calibration is provided. The system includes a pressure calibration device configured to output a regulated pressure; and an end-of-train device comprising: a brake pipe interface adapted to receive the regulated pressure from the pressure calibration device; and a pressure... Agent:

20140260519 - Systems and methods for improved dynamic pressure measurements: A method, device, or system is provided for improving dynamic pressure measurements. In one embodiment, a method comprises receiving, at a filter structure having a restricting tube, an input pressure having a static pressure (PS), a lower-frequency dynamic pressure (PLD) and a higher-frequency dynamic pressure (PHD); filtering, by the restricting... Agent: Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.

20140260520 - Fuel level sensor: An electronic fuel sensor which utilizes the characteristics of fluid (such as gasoline) to dissipate heat more readily than a gas. Specifically the fuel sensor utilizes a linear array of sensors comprising a couple heat detector and heat source which can determine which of the sensors are in fluid and... Agent:

20140260521 - Method and apparatus for in-situ cablibration and function verification of differential temperature fluid level sensor: An in-situ method and apparatus for calibrating and verifying the operational accuracy of a fluid level sensor.... Agent: Fluid Components International, LLC

20140260522 - Home position indicator, encoder position measurement system including a home position indicator, and a method of detecting a home position: A home position indicator that enhances the functionality of an incremental encoder with characteristics of an absolute encoder includes a target flag having a plurality of marks. In one embodiment, pairs of adjacent marks of the plurality of marks define sections between each adjacent pair of marks of the plurality... Agent: The Raymond Corporation

20140260523 - Radar-based vibration sensor self-calibration method: A method of calibrating a radar-based vibration sensor that includes a radar head coupled to a vibration device includes disposing the vibration sensor at a fixed distance from a target, and transmitting radio frequency (RF) signals toward, and receiving RF signals reflected by, the target. An excitation voltage is supplied,... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20140260524 - Phantom, ultrasound system including the same, and method of manufacturing the phantom: Provided is a phantom including a medium that is visually transparent, solid particles, included in the medium that are visually transparent and are able to scatter a first ultrasound, and a contrast agent included in the medium that is changed to be in an opaque state from a visually transparent... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140260525 - Apparatus, methods and systems for measurement of chip loss during asphalt surface treatment construction and design: A post-road surface maintenance field test device includes a frame, a plurality of wheels connected to the frame, a rotatable brush held at least partially by or within the frame, a drive mechanism configured to rotate the brush, and a collection member. The collection member is held at least partially... Agent: Instrotek, Inc.

20140260526 - Apparatus and method for measuring fixing force: A fixing force measuring apparatus including a section for applying a predetermined controlled hammering force to a wedge surface to generate a hammering sound, a section for controlling the hammering sound generated, a section for obtaining plural kinds of feature quantities such as a feature quantity due to a hammering... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20140260527 - Method and system for structural integrity assessment: The method includes dispensing an object at a portion of concrete, determining an impact time of the object on the portion of concrete, detecting at least one acoustic wave reflected from the portion of concrete, filtering the at least one acoustic wave, and identifying a defect in the portion of... Agent: Brigham Young University

20140260528 - Detecting contamination: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer storage media, for detecting gas seepage. One of the methods includes obtaining surface gas sensor measurements from each of a plurality of locations within a geographic area prior to shale-gas development; determining whether natural gas seepage is occurring and establishing... Agent:

20140260529 - System and process of utilizing oil quality analysis and dissolved gas analysis to detect early stage problems in oil filled electrical apparatuses: A system and a process for detecting early stage electrical components problems with an analysis system is disclosed. The system process includes determining an oil quality of the oil of an electrical component using the analysis system. The system the process further including determining dissolved gases in the oil of... Agent:

20140260530 - Apparatus and methods for measuring concentrations: A probe for measuring an agent in gas and liquid form comprising: a body including an inner chamber and comprised of a porous material; and a heating element in thermal communication with the porous material.... Agent:

  
09/11/2014 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20140250969 - Spread-spectrum mems self-test system and method: A MEMS sensor includes a micro-electromechanical structure, a detection circuit, and a self-test circuit to test the health of the MEMS sensor during runtime operations. The self-test circuit is configured to inject into the micro-electromechanical structure a plurality of injected test signals that are broad-band frequency-varying frequency signals, which are... Agent: Analog Devices Technology

20140250970 - System and method for monitoring a gyroscope: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring operation of MEMS gyroscopes (110). A test signal generator (124) is configured to generate and apply a test signal to the rate feedback loop (112) of a MEMS gyroscope (110). A test signal detector (126) is coupled to the quadrature feedback loop (114)... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

20140250971 - System and method for monitoring an accelerometer: Systems and methods are provided for monitoring operation of MEMS accelerometers (100). In these embodiments a control loop (112) having a forward path (114) is coupled a MEMS transducer (110), and a test signal generator (124) and test signal detector (126) is provided. The test signal generator (124) is configured... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

20140250972 - Quality of precision time sources: Systems and methods for detecting the failure of a precision time source using an independent time source are disclosed. Additionally, detecting the failure of a GNSS based precision time source based on a calculated location of a GNSS receiver is disclosed. Moreover, the system may be further configured to distribute... Agent: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.

20140250973 - Laboratory assessment of pdc cutter design under mixed-mode conditions: A system and a method of testing a superabrasive cutter are disclosed. The system of testing a superabrasive cutter may comprise a spinning wheel holding the superabrasive cutter; a rock feeding into a rotation of the superabrasive cutter on the spinning wheel; and a plurality of sensors operably attaching to... Agent: Diamond Innovations, Inc.

20140250974 - Laboratory assessment of pdc cutter design under mixed-mode conditions: A preform superabrasive cutter and a method of testing the preform superabrasive cutter are disclosed. The preform superabrasive cutter may comprise a superabrasive volume, metal carbide, and a slop. The superabrasive volume may have a top surface and superabrasive particles. The metal carbide may be attached to the superabrasive volume... Agent: Diamond Innovations, Inc.

20140250976 - Exhaust gas analyzing apparatus: The present invention is one that is, in an exhaust gas analyzing apparatus used together with a CVS mechanism, adapted to be able to make an analysis with high accuracy, and an analyzing mechanism is provided with: a target component concentration meter that measures a moisture-influenced concentration related value that... Agent: Horiba, Ltd.

20140250975 - Handheld gas analyzer with sensor on chip: A handheld sized combustion gas sampling analyzer having a gas sample collecting means, an in-line water trap and particulate filter, at least one removable sensor module, with each of the sensor modules adapted to receive at least one sensor chip, and circuitry adapted to receive sensing information from the sensor... Agent:

20140250977 - Chemical analysis instrument with multi-purpose pump: A mass spectrometer for analyzing a sample may include an analysis chamber for analyzing the sample and a first vacuum pump operably connected to the analysis chamber, wherein the first vacuum pump operates to create a first vacuum state. The mass spectrometer may also include a sample-preparation chamber operably connected... Agent: 1st Detect Corporation

20140250978 - Evacuable inlet for gas chromatograph injector: A gas chromatography (GC) system comprises: a sample injector adapted to receive a liquid sample into an interior cavity thereof and to volatilize the liquid sample; a GC column configured to receive the volatilized sample from the sample injector; a carrier gas inlet line fluidically coupled to a gas inlet... Agent:

20140250979 - Steam quality measurement system: A system and method for continually and automatically measuring the quality of steam includes a steam dryness/superheat meter and a non-condensable gases (NCG) meter. The steam dryness meter includes a throttling calorimeter through which a steam sample enters at atmospheric pressure, sensors for sensing the pressure and temperature of the... Agent: Armstrong Global Holdings, Inc.

20140250980 - Device for determining the mass of a particle in suspension or in solution in a fluid: Said device comprises: a first device (2) for the nebulization of the fluid (4) to obtain a flux comprising at least the particle, a second device (6) for the guidance and the aerodynamic focusing of the flux and a third device (12) for determining the mass of the particle by... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Ene Alt

20140251007 - Tandem scoop and method: The present invention describes a tubular scoop that may be utilized with various assemblies for sampling fluid in a pipeline. The scoop includes a bend with a bend radius that is from two to four times the diameter of the scoop. The scoop defines a scoop face that is parallel... Agent:

20140250981 - Seal test fixture for a gas turbine fuel nozzle: A seal test fixture for a gas turbine fuel nozzle including an enclosed container for receiving a body of the gas turbine fuel nozzle including a seal; a test chamber coupled to the enclosed container for sealingly enclosing a flange of the gas turbine fuel nozzle and fluidly communicating with... Agent: General Electric Company

20140250982 - Immersion inspection system for a machine and related method of operation: Systems, devices, and methods, adapted to immersively test/inspect machine components (e.g., tubes, conduits, etc.) in an in-situ manner are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes: a first seal member configured to sealingly engage a first portion of a machine component; a base system connected to the first seal member... Agent: General Electric Company

20140250983 - Viscosity measurement of liquids at subambient temperatures: An apparatus and method is shown for determining the pumpability limit, freeze point and/or pour point of liquids, particularly fuels, at sub-ambient temperatures. A sample is placed in a viscometer which viscometer is rapidly cooled by a chiller. During cooling, after some measurements of temperature and viscosity, further temperatures and... Agent: Cambridge Viscosity, Inc.

20140250984 - Pulsed ion multifunctional detector for both high performance liquid chromatograph and ion chromatograph: A pulsed ion multifunctional detector used for both high performance liquid chromatograph and ion chromatograph, and experiment chromatograms attached also show that the detector has excellent multipurpose function in liquid chromatograph. The casing of the instrument is provided with a sample solution inlet, a sample solution outlet, a power supply... Agent:

20140250985 - Sensing sensor and sensing device using piezoelectric resonator: A sensing sensor includes a crystal element having a first excitation electrode, a second excitation electrode, and a common electrode, an adsorbing layer, a wiring board, and a channel forming member. The crystal element is secured to the wiring board so as to form a space at one surface side... Agent: Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd.

20140250986 - Systems and methods of determining a quality and a quantity of a fluid: A system for sensing a fluid. The system including a fixed object; a first transducer generating a first sound wave in a horizontal direction and to detect a first echo of the first sound wave from the fixed object; a second transducer generating a second sound wave in a vertical... Agent: Ssi Technologies, Inc.

20140250987 - Direct line sampling and dilution system: A direct line sampling system includes a flow line for a process flow, a diluent flush line for a diluent, and a sampling valve structure disposed in the flow line. The sampling valve structure includes a sampling chamber and has a first position in which the sampling chamber is in... Agent: J.m. Canty Inc.

20140250988 - Laser apparatus for determination of ink dryness: An apparatus determines the dryness of inked paper using laser light absorption technique for application in inkjet printers. Direct in-line feedback is provided as to the effectiveness of the drying of the ink placed deposited upon paper or other media. Associated laser system designs and the technologies employed in the... Agent: 7-sigma, Inc.

20140250989 - Hardness tester: A hardness tester has a test force applier generating a test force using an electromagnetic force generated by supplying a current to a drive coil provided in a magnetic field and applies the test force to an indenter to press the indenter into a surface of a sample; a temperature... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation

20140250990 - Control device for hybrid vehicle: In a hybrid vehicle that selects a series mode in which an engine drives a motor generator to generate electric power and a driving motor drives drive wheels, fuel supply to the engine is stopped and motoring in which the motor generator forcedly drives the engine can be performed, failure... Agent: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

20140250991 - Wireless timing light: A system and method for adjusting the ignition timing of an engine. The system includes a strobe device in communication with a wireless clamp. The wireless clamp sends a firing signal of a spark plug of an engine to the strobe device and the strobe device synchronously strobes an LED... Agent:

20140250992 - Internal combustion engine test system and computer program: It is intended to display a schematic diagram of substantially the whole of an internal combustion engine test system on a screen and a color, brightness, pattern or shape of a symbol representing a test device shown in the schematic diagram are changed according to a degree of operation safety... Agent: Horiba, Ltd.

20140250993 - Catalyst-degradation detection device: An oxygen amount (an oxygen storage amount OSA) stored by metal cerium during a storage cycle is obtained based on an output value of an A/F sensor in a time period immediately before an exhaust air-fuel ratio (a downstream side A/F) detected by the A/F sensor shifts to a lean... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20140250994 - Laboratory assessment of pdc cutter design under mixed-mode conditions: A method of testing a superabrasive cutter is disclosed. The method of testing a superabrasive cutter may comprise steps of choosing a set of tests with various parameters under which to test superabrasive cutter; comparing to a reference chart; and deciding whether the superabrasive cutter fits an application for a... Agent: Diamond Innovations, Inc.

20140250995 - Vehicle brake system testing device and method: Devices and methods for testing the brake system of a vehicle. Embodiments of the invention generally include an extendable rod that is adapted for removable installation between the steering wheel and brake pedal of a vehicle whose brake system is to be tested. Manual depression of the brake pedal with... Agent:

20140250997 - Test facility for a vehicle equipped with at least one vehicle tire: A test facility for a vehicle having at least one tire includes an acceleration track; a test section; a return track; a guide defining a direction of travel; a slide configured to run on the guide and to guide the vehicle; a building defining an interior space; at least a... Agent: Continental Reifen Deutschland Gmbh

20140250996 - Tire testing machine: A tire testing machine of the present invention includes a bottom chuck that is mounted to a bottom frame, a top chuck that is mounted to a movable beam, a ball screw that causes the movable beam to ascend or descend, and a beam fixing member that fixes the movable... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (kobe Steel, Ltd.)

20140250998 - Detection of permeability anisotropy in the horizontal plane: A method for detection of permeability anisotropy, having steps of positioning a formation testing tool, conducting a series of three flow tests with the testing tool wherein a first test is a four drain flow test, a second test is a pair of opposite drains flowing on diametrically opposite sides... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140250999 - Method and system for reservoir surveillance utilizing a clumped isotope and/or noble gas data: A method is disclosed for producing hydrocarbons with the use of reservoir surveillance. The method includes interpreting a sample to determine noble gas signatures and clumped isotope signatures for the region of interest. Then, using the region of interest fingerprint to perform reservoir surveillance on produced fluids from the subsurface... Agent:

20140251000 - Air data probes: An air data probe includes a probe head defining a longitudinal axis with a forward tip, and a turbulence inducing surface defined in the probe head aft of the forward tip. The turbulence inducing surface is configured and adapted to trip a fluid boundary layer passing over the probe head... Agent: Rosemount Aerospace Inc.

20140251001 - Air data probes: An air data probe includes a probe head and a raised portion. The probe head defines a longitudinal axis and includes a forward tip and a probe head surface. The raised portion is defined in the probe head surface aft of the forward tip. The raised portion is raised radially... Agent: Rosemount Aerospace Inc.

20140251002 - Fluid meters: Meters are described. In one example, a meter includes a totalizer including an electronic circuit and a metering screen, a cap at least partially covering the totalizer, the cap including a window to facilitate viewing of data of the metering screen, and a screen cover mounted on the cap and... Agent: Itron France

20140251003 - Gas meter: A gas meter, having a gas inlet, a gas outlet and a measuring section, in which a measuring device, in particular a measuring device for thermal flow measurement, is arranged, wherein a filtering device for removing particulate impurities is arranged downstream of the gas inlet, characterized in that the filtering... Agent: Hydrometer Gmbh

20140251004 - Method and system for flow measurement: A method for determining flow in a medium, comprising applying thermal energy to at least one probe of a pair of probes, the probes configured for placement in the medium and varying the applied thermal energy of the at least one probe to maintain a constant temperature differential between the... Agent: Weatherford Canada Partnership

20140251005 - Connected tableware for quantifying dietary intake: Connected tableware is provided with various sensors and systems for quantifying a user's dietary intake. Sensors and systems include a weight sensing system, a fluid level sensor, a fat content sensor, and a temperature sensor. Further, the connected tableware is comprised in a system including a data transfer medium (i.e.... Agent: Beam Technologies, LLC

20140251006 - Magnetic low product indicator: Embodiments include a dispenser for dispensing a product. The dispenser has a housing, a container, a container holder and a first holder magnetic element positioned on the container holder. The first holder magnetic element and a first stationary magnetic element interact to create a first magnetic force. The first magnetic... Agent: Ecolab Usa Inc.

20140251008 - Wheel balancing device: sensors, which are fixed to the plate, are connected to the tubular element and are adapted to measure the forces that constrain the tubular element when the rotation shaft and the wheel are turning and to provide a measurement of the forces generated by the dynamic imbalance of the wheel.... Agent:

20140251009 - System and method for reducing offset variation in multifunction sensor devices: Systems and methods are provided for improved multifunction sensing. In these embodiments a multifunction sensing device (100) includes a microelectromechanical (MEMS) gyroscope (110) and at least a second sensor (112). The MEMS gyroscope (110) is configured to generate a first clock signal, and the second sensor includes a second clock... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

20140251010 - Unit, oscillator and electronic apparatus: In a quartz crystal unit, the unit comprising a quartz crystal resonator having an overall length less than 2.1 mm, and a base portion, and first and second vibrational arms, at least one groove being formed in at least one of opposite main surfaces of each of the first and... Agent: Piedek Technical Laboratory

20140251013 - Acceleration sensor: An acceleration sensor can ensure rigidity of its movable electrode despite a large number of through-holes formed in the movable electrode. The acceleration sensor has an SOI substrate in which a silicon oxide layer is formed on a silicon support layer and an active silicon layer is formed on the... Agent: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.

20140251012 - Pseudo-differential accelerometer with high electromagnetic interference rejection: A pseudo-differential accelerometer resistant to EMI is disclosed that includes a device with a sensor core connected to an integrated circuit including a chopper, differential amplifier, and dummy core. The chopper swaps input to output connections during different states. The dummy core is coupled to a dummy chopper input. Three... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140251011 - Tilt mode accelerometer with improved offset and noise performance: A single-axis tilt-mode microelectromechanical accelerometer structure. The structure includes a substrate having a top surface defined by a first end and a second end. Coupled to the substrate is a first asymmetrically-shaped mass suspended above the substrate pivotable about a first pivot point on the substrate between the first end... Agent: Analog Devices, Inc.

20140251014 - Pre-collapsed capacitive micro-machined transducer cell with stress layer: The present invention relates to a pre-collapsed capacitive micro-machined transducer cell (10) comprising a substrate (12), and a membrane (14) disposed above a total membrane area (Atotal), wherein a cavity (20) is formed between the membrane (14) and the substrate (12), the membrane comprising a hole (15) and an edge... Agent:

20140251015 - System and method for non-destructive testing of railroad rails using ultrasonic apparatuses mounted within fluid-filled tires maintained at constant temperatures: A rolling search unit including an ultrasonic device and a heat exchanger mounted within a fluid-filled tire may be utilized to perform ultrasonic testing on an underlying railroad rail. The ultrasonic device may transmit or receive ultrasonic beams into or from the railroad rail, and the heat exchanger may be... Agent: Sperry Rail, Inc.

20140251016 - Audio detection of medium jam: A method of indicating a medium jam along a medium transport path comprising one or more rollers for use in conveying the medium along the medium transport path; a microphone for detecting the sound of the medium being conveyed and producing a signal representing the sound; a processor for producing... Agent: Kodak Alaris, Inc.

20140251017 - Detection circuit, driving method, probe, and subject information acquiring apparatus: A detection circuit detects a signal output from an element that receives an acoustic wave. The detection circuit is configured so as not to conduct a detection operation during a period in which the element does not receive the acoustic wave.... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

20140251018 - Internal pressure inspection apparatus and method for a sealed container: An internal pressure inspection apparatus for a sealed container having a can lid that is attached to any of an upper end and a lower end of a can trunk, and that is deformed by an internal pressure of the container. A laser sensor adapted to measure a distance from... Agent: Daiwa Can Company

20140251019 - Coplanar process fluid pressure sensor module: A coplanar process fluid pressure sensor module is provided. The module includes a coplanar base and a housing body. The coplanar base has a pair of process fluid pressure inlets, each having an isolator diaphragm. The housing body is coupled to the coplanar base at an interface between the coplanar... Agent: Rosemount Inc.

20140251020 - Method and apparatus for pipe pressure measurements: A strain gauge collar includes at least one strain gauge installed on a base and at least one clamp on the base. The at least one clamp is configured to attach the strain gauge collar to a main steam line (MSL) as a single unit.... Agent: Ge-hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC

20140251021 - System and method for multiplexed and buffered miniaturized sensor arrays: A miniature pressure scanning system includes a plurality of miniature pressure sensors where each pressure sensors includes at least one sensor output for providing an analog output signal indicative of a detected pressure on a body, and each pressure sensor output has an associated output impedance; a plurality of buffers,... Agent: Measurement Specialties, Inc.

20140251022 - Burst pressure monitoring device employed in a pressure transmitter: The invention relates to a burst pressure monitoring device intended to be employed in a pressure transmitter (1), said pressure transmitter comprising a body (10), an inlet duct (11) formed on the body and intended to receive a fluid, a sensor member on which the inlet duct emerges, said sensor... Agent: Schneider Electric Industries Sas

20140251023 - Chewing monitoring device: The device for tracking masticatory movements makes it possible to calculate the number of masticatory movements. The device comprises a housing capable of elastic deformation under the action of the temporal and/or masseter muscles, a Hall sensor and a permanent magnet, which are mounted inside the housing with the possibility... Agent:

20140251024 - Chain link tester: A chain link tester and method of use is disclosed herein. The chain link tester may contain a tapered lever and may be adapted to operatively connect to a torque metering device. The chain link tester may be used to test chain links.... Agent: R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company

20140251025 - Magnetic flowmeter assembly framework: A magnetic flowmeter includes a pipe section, coils for generating a magnetic field across the pipe section, and electrodes for sensing EMF induced by process fluid flow through the magnetic field. An assembly framework is mounted on the pipe. The coils, electrodes, and associated wiring of the flowmeter are located... Agent:

20140251026 - Coriolis flow meter: A Coriolis flow meter for measuring a liquid volume fraction of a multiphase flow. The Coriolis meter includes a vibrating measurement conduit through which the multiphase flow, a wet gas flow or the like, is flowed and measured and/or analyzed. Operation of the Coriolis flow meter includes obtaining a measure... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation

20140251028 - Torque sensor rotor: Disclosed is a rotor for a torque sensor configured to improve a mechanical coupling force with respect to a jig in a process of adjusting a torque center, thus enabling a fine adjustment, the rotor including a rotor body having a sleeve coupled to a rotating shaft and a yoke... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20140251027 - Threaded member capable of detecting tightening force: A threaded member capable of detecting tightening force includes a head section, a threaded rod section and at least one strain sensor. The head section has a bottom face, a skirt section and a receiving space. The threaded rod section is disposed under the bottom face of the head section.... Agent: Kabo Tool Company

20140251029 - Wide-area pressure sensor with reduced power consumption: The disclosure includes a system and method for implementing a wide-area pressure sensor with reduced power consumption. The system includes a first layer printed with conductive ink in a first pattern that includes a first portion of an AND array and a first portion of an OR array, a second... Agent: Ricoh Co., Ltd.

20140251030 - Pressure transducer substrate with self alignment feature: In an embodiment, an apparatus includes a first substrate. The first substrate may have a first side for accommodating a first diaphragm. The first substrate may also have a second side. The second side may include a polygonal-shaped depression that is sized to accommodate a second diaphragm associated with a... Agent:

20140251031 - Exhaust gas sampling apparatus: An embodiment of the invention is one that, in the case where a sampling part is configured to include a plurality of venturis, with suppressing an increase in size of an apparatus and an increase in cost, accurately obtains a diluent gas flow rate in accordance with a diluted exhaust... Agent: Horiba, Ltd.

20140251032 - Soil sampler: An automated soil sampler is removably mounted on an agricultural tractor and collects soil samples in a farm field while the tractor is driven through the field. At a periodic interval, the soil sampler momentarily lowers a soil collection knife into the soil to collect a soil sample, raises the... Agent: Integrated Ag Service, Ltd

20140251033 - Sample tube holder providing zero force insertion of sample tube: An apparatus for holding a sample tube includes a plurality of rollers circumscribing a clearance space along a central axis, and an actuator configured for moving the rollers between a non-gripping position and a gripping position. At the non-gripping position, the rollers are oriented relative to the central axis such... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc.

20140251034 - Determining timing for cleaning electricity generating solar panels: A system for detecting an optimal timing for cleaning duty solar panels is provided herein. The system includes: a simulation sensor and a reference sensor which include photovoltaic cells identical to the photovoltaic cells of the duty solar panels, wherein the simulation sensor is configured to generate a simulation electrical... Agent:

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