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Measuring and testing

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01/22/2015 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20150020568 - Method for measuring the strain of material using short cavity fiber laser: A method for measuring the strain of material using a short cavity fiber laser, includes steps of: a) arranging the short cavity fiber laser, which laser comprises sequentially coupled laser diode pumping source, a wavelength division multiplexer, a fiber bragg grating, an active fiber and a loop mirror; b) fixing... Agent: Beijing Information Science & Technology University

20150020569 - Test station for portable gas measuring devices: A test station for a plurality of test gases, includes a main unit (10) with a control (12) and test modules (20), each for a gas measurement device, that exchange data to register a type of gas measurement device and test gas(es) required for the device type. The control sets... Agent:

20150020570 - Device for determining a gas mass flow rate, and method for re-calibrating such a device: A device for determining a gas mass flow rate includes a first sensor unit comprising at least one first temperature measuring element and a first heating element. A second senor unit comprises at least one second temperature measuring element and a second heating element. A control unit is configured to... Agent: Pierburg Gmbh

20150020571 - Fall detection using machine learning: A method and system for fall detection using machine learning are disclosed. The method comprises detecting at least one signal by a wireless sensor device and calculating a plurality of features from the at least one detected signal. The method includes training a machine learning unit of the wireless sensor... Agent: Vital Connect, Inc.

20150020572 - Method for diagnosing internal fault of oil-immersed transformer through composition ratio of dissolved gas in oil: The present invention relates to a method for diagnosing an internal fault of an oil-immersed transformer by analyzing the composition ratio of dissolved gas in oil that is caused when an internal fault of the oil-immersed transformer occurs. According to the present invention, a method for diagnosing an internal fault... Agent:

20150020573 - Impact absorbing foam: This invention relates to impact absorbing foams. These foams comprise a polymeric foam and ceramic particulates dispersing the foam. These foams have numerous uses, including, for example, as interior pads for football helmets, and the like, for reducing head injuries.... Agent:

20150020574 - Microparticle sensor: A particulate sensor including a sensor unit (300) having an ion generation section (611, 361, 322); an electric charge section (612) for electrically charging at least portion of particulates S using ions PI; a capture section (616, 617, 316, 326, 362) for trapping at least portion of the ions PI... Agent: Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.

20150020575 - System for analyzing a gas mixture including at least one chromatography column: A system for analyzing a gas mixture, including at least one chromatography column, a mechanism injecting the mixture into the column, and a mechanism detecting compound(s) forming the gas mixture, the detection mechanism including at least one detector of nanosensor type of an outlet of the column and a detector... Agent: California Institute Of Technology

20150020576 - Particulate matter sensor unit: A particulate matter sensor unit may include a sensor portion of an electrostatic induction type that may be reacted when a particulate matter having electric charge may be passing the vicinity thereof, a protection pad that the sensor portion may be bonded on one side thereof through a conductive paste,... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company

20150020577 - Gas sensor: A gas sensor using a metal organic framework material can be fully integrated with related circuitry on a single substrate. In an on-chip application, the gas sensor can result in an area-efficient fully integrated gas sensor solution. In one aspect, a gas sensor can include a first gas sensing region... Agent:

20150020588 - Systems and methods for determining specific gravity and minerological properties of a particle: A system includes a particulate material sample that contains a fluid medium and a plurality of particles dispersed in the fluid medium. The system further includes a particle analysis apparatus having a sample cell and sample delivery means for delivering the particulate material sample to the sample cell, wherein the... Agent:

20150020578 - Apparatus for inspecting leak of battery and method of inspecting leak of battery using the apparatus: An apparatus for inspecting a leak of a battery, the apparatus including a jig on which a battery is mounted, a first plate comprising nozzle parts configured to inject air, a second plate configured to support the jig and the first plate, and a first driving unit positioned on the... Agent:

20150020579 - Dual acoustic and electrical analysis technique for the tomographic determination of multiphase flows in pipes and/or liquid/froth interfaces in process tanks: Apparatus is provided featuring a signal processor or processing module configured to: receive signaling containing information about at least two sensing modalities sensed by a single probe arranged in relation to a multiphase flow or process volume; and determine using a multiple modality tomographic analysis technique information about different fluid... Agent:

20150020580 - Characterizing contents of conduits, in particular multiphase flow conduits: A method and apparatus for determining contents of a conduit containing at least one fluid is described. The conduit may be at least partially defined by at least one wall portion. The wall portion may be cooled. After cooling said, the temperature at least one temperature sensor located adjacent to... Agent: Statoil Petroleum As

20150020581 - Method and device for ascertaining a position of a camshaft and a phase of an internal combustion engine: A device for ascertaining a camshaft position and a phase of an internal-combustion engine having multiple cylinders, including a first position sensor wheel having multiple teeth on its circumference and rotatably and fixedly connected to an engine camshaft; a first position sensor for detecting a tooth flank position of the... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150020582 - System for taking exhaust gas samples from internal combustion engines: A system for taking exhaust gas samples from internal combustion engines includes an exhaust gas duct comprising an outflow cross section and an exhaust gas inlet. The exhaust gas duct communicates with an exhaust gas source via the exhaust gas inlet. An air duct takes in ambient air via a... Agent:

20150020583 - Method for measuring trailer axle alignment: A procedure for measuring and adjusting an alignment of each axle of a trailer or semi-trailer while the trailer or semi-trailer is coupled to a tow vehicle by a hitch, tow bar, kingpin, or fifth wheel hitch. Measurements of the alignment of each axle of the trailer or semi-trailer are... Agent:

20150020584 - Wheel position detector and tire inflation pressure detector having the same: A wheel position detector for a vehicle includes: a transmitter at each wheel having a first control portion for transmitting a frame with specific identification information; and a receiver at a vehicle body receiving the frame from one wheel and having a second control portion for performing wheel position detection;... Agent: Denso Corporation

20150020585 - Tire module with piezo-electric transducer and tire equipped therewith: A tire module for attachment to an inside of a pneumatic tire for vehicles includes a device for measuring and/or monitoring the air pressure in the tire. A transmitter for transmitting radio signals, which contains information regarding the air pressure in the tire, includes a mechanical-electrical transducer having a flexible... Agent:

20150020586 - Apparatus for location of vehicle center for aerodynamic testing: In accordance with one aspect of the present disclosure, an apparatus and a method of testing one of aerodynamic and acoustic characteristics of a vehicle is described. The method includes measuring a vehicle center using a gauge. The gauge includes a carrier section from which a pair of arms extend... Agent: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

20150020587 - Temperature compensation module for a fluid flow transducer: Apparatus and associated methods relate to a temperature-compensated drive for a heating element used in a micro-bridge flow sensor. In some embodiments, the heating element may be located substantially between two temperature sensors. The two temperature sensors may be convectively coupled to the heater by a fluid ambient. When the... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.

20150020589 - Apparatus for driving gyro sensor and control method thereof: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for driving a gym sensor including a driving displacement signal processing unit, a sensing signal processing unit and an automatic quadrature signal controller configured to control the variable resistor through digital correction when a quadrature signal exists, and minimize an amplitude of the quadrature signal.... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20150020590 - Optomechanical accelerometer: Technologies are generally described for operating and manufacturing optomechanical accelerometers. In some examples, an optomechanical accelerometer device is described that uses a cavity resonant displacement sensor based on a zipper photonic crystal nano-cavity to measure the displacement of an integrated test mass generated by acceleration applied to the chip. The... Agent:

20150020591 - Functional device, electronic apparatus, and moving object: A functional device includes a movable body and a supporting section configured to support the movable body via coupling sections extending along a first axis. The supporting section includes a connection region connected to the coupling sections and provided along the first axis and contact regions provided on the outer... Agent:

20150020592 - Resistive type acceleration sensor: Disclosed herein is a resistive type accelerator sensor, including: a sensor unit; and a continuous time sigma-delta ADC including an input unit which receives an analog input signal transferred from the sensor unit, an addition circuit which is coupled with the input unit to receive the analog input signal and... Agent:

20150020593 - Apparatus for driving inertial sensor and controlling method of the same: Disclosed herein is an apparatus for driving an inertial sensor, the apparatus including: at least one inertial sensor including a driving mass; an analog circuit unit detecting an amplitude value and a phase value of a driving mass resonance from a driving displacement signal of the inertial sensor; a first... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20150020594 - Determination assist system of ultrasonic testing, determination assist method of ultrasonic testing, determination assist program of ultrasonic testing, and computer-readable storage medium for storing determination assist program of ultrasonic testing: A determination assist system including a first image generating section for generating a first planar image based on data of a first test index; a second image generating section for generating a second planar image based on data of a second test index; a differentiation section which differentiates the first... Agent:

20150020595 - Acoustic sensing system for a motor vehicle: An acoustic sensing system for a motor vehicle includes a strain gauge mounted at a motor vehicle surface, and a sensing circuit operatively coupled to the strain gauge. The sensing circuit is configured and disposed to detect acoustic responses in a passenger compartment of the motor vehicle through the strain... Agent:

20150020597 - Accelerated powder segregation testing apparatus and method: An accelerated powder segregation testing apparatus and method are disclosed. The apparatus consists of an angularly oriented ramp 10 mounted on a vibration device 22. The powder to be tested is fed into an origin portion 14 of the ramp 10, and when the vibrator 22 is activated, the powder... Agent:

20150020596 - Vibration generation apparatus: A gyro sensor includes a vibrator and a drive circuit. A PWM drive signal is applied to a pair of electrodes of the vibrator. The drive circuit outputs a high level signal and a low level signal to the electrodes as the PWM drive signal. The high level signal and... Agent: Denso Corporation

20150020598 - Apparatus and method of distributed pressure sensing: Various embodiments include apparatus and methods to measure pressure using an optical fiber. The optical fiber can be structured with fiber Bragg gratings arranged along the optical fiber. Optical signals can be transmitted through the optical fiber, where the optical signals have a wavelength of a slow-light peak of a... Agent:

20150020599 - Optical pressure sensor: An optical pressure sensor is disclosed having a pressure sensing optical cavity. A temperature sensing optical cavity at the sensor head is used by an interrogator to correct a pressure signal for effects of temperature. The optical cavities may be, for example, Fabry Perot cavities in the sensor head.... Agent:

20150020600 - Pressure transmitter having an isolation assembly with a two-piece isolator plug: A pressure transmitter connectable to a process line provides an output responsive to a pressure in the process line. The transmitter includes a housing having a base with a process end coupled to an interior cavity formed in the housing, a sensor for sensing the pressure and an isolating assembly... Agent: Rosemount Inc.

20150020601 - Device for measuring mechanical quantity: A device for measuring mechanical quantity is provided which reduces the influence of a difference in thermal expansion coefficient between an object to be measured and a base plate metal body, and precisely measures a mechanical quantity such as deformation quantity or strain quantity caused in the object to be... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.

20150020602 - Device for testing a ceramic socket insert for hip joint implants: The invention relates to a device for testing a ceramic socket insert for hip joint implants having a receiving device, a pressure piece and optionally having a plunger, wherein the receiving device has a recess with a positioning region for receiving the socket insert and the recess has a receiving... Agent:

20150020604 - Apparatus and method for measuring the sloshing in the cargo tank of a liquefied natural gas carrier: An apparatus and method for measuring the sloshing in the cargo tank of a liquefied natural gas carrier is provided. The apparatus includes: a plate-shaped floating mat coupler which floats on the surface of the liquefied natural gas contained in the cargo tank of a liquefied natural gas carrier and... Agent:

20150020603 - Apparatus, system and method for compression testing of test specimens: There is provided an apparatus for compression testing. The apparatus has a base assembly having an end load element attached to the base assembly, the base assembly being rigid. The apparatus has a support assembly attached to the base assembly, and having a plurality of window portions. The apparatus has... Agent: The Boeing Company

20150020605 - System for locating electric cables: A system for locating a cable tethered from a mobile machine along a worksite is disclosed. The cable transmits electric power to the mobile machine from a power source. A fiber optic cable is disposed between the power source and the mobile machine along with the cable to detect a... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20150020606 - Method and system for stamping and marking fluid in a pipe network for smart monitoring systems: The invention provides a system and method for determining fluid flow in a fluid pipe network. One or more markers are installed a various locations on the pipe network. Each marker generates an alteration in one or both of an initial fluid flow and an initial fluid pressure at the... Agent: Watersign Ltd

20150020607 - Magnetic flowmeter: A magnetic flowmeter for measuring flow rate of a process fluid includes: a magnetic coil arranged to apply a magnetic field to the process fluid. A pair of electrodes electrically couple to the process fluid and are arranged to sense a voltage induced in the process fluid related to the... Agent: Rosemount Inc.

20150020608 - Single-transceiver ultrasonic flow meter apparatus and methods: Elements of a single beam-forming array of ultrasonic transducer elements are selectively activated to direct two or more ultrasonic beams to a series of acoustic mirrors mounted to or fabricated at known locations at an inside surface of the pipe. The ultrasonic beams traverse measurement path segments at known angles... Agent:

20150020611 - Torque transducer, method for manufacturing torque transducer and transmission for vehicle using torque transducer: Provided are a torque transducer, a method for manufacturing the torque transducer, and a transmission for a vehicle using the torque transducer. The torque transducer includes a mechano-luminescent (ML) part disposed on a torque measuring object and an illumination sensor disposed to be spaced apart from the ML part.... Agent:

20150020612 - Method and means to monitor seeder row unit downforce: A method of monitoring forces in a planter includes measuring compressive force between contacting surfaces of the depth regulation member. The measuring may be performed with a sensor such as a piezoresistive sensor. An apparatus for monitoring force on a planter includes a sensor for measuring compressive force between contacting... Agent:

20150020609 - Detection of load by sound-processing: A method for detecting load in a machine, having a loading receptacle, by a load detection system is disclosed. The system includes a sound detection device, a signal-to-data processor with a sound-processing module, a data aggregator, and a data comparator. The method includes recording a continuous rolling audio signal sample... Agent: Caterpillar Inc.

20150020610 - Two dimensional material-based pressure sensor: This disclosure provides example methods, devices, and systems for a two dimensional material-based pressure sensor. A sensor device is provided that includes a substrate having a back electrode, a conductive layer in communication with the back electrode, and an insulating layer coupled to the conductive layer. The insulating layer includes... Agent:

20150020613 - Blood measuring apparatus: A blood measuring apparatus includes: a liquid supply source storing a sheath liquid and applying a pressure to supply the sheath liquid to first and second chambers, pressures of the sheath liquids to be supplied to the first and second chambers different from each other; a sheath flow generator sending... Agent:

20150020614 - Electronic device with environmental monitoring: An environmental monitoring device that includes a sensor mechanism is described. During operation of the environmental monitoring device, heat generated by a processor in the environmental monitoring device may result in a convective fluid flow over the sensor mechanism that facilitates measurements of sensor data associated with an environmental condition... Agent: Leeo, Inc.

20150020615 - Electronic device with environmental monitoring: An environmental monitoring device that includes an imaging device is described. During operation of the environmental monitoring device, the imaging device provides imaging data for an external environment that includes the environmental monitoring device. Moreover, the imaging device has different spatial sensitivity in different regions of the external environment, which... Agent: Leeo, Inc.

01/15/2015 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20150013427 - Method for calibrating a position-measuring system and position-measuring system: A method is provided for calibrating a position-measuring system which includes the following steps: a) multiple measurements of a structure of a sample held by a sample stage at different pressures of the gaseous medium, in which the sample stage is arranged, b) ascertaining the pressure dependence when determining the... Agent:

20150013428 - Connector mounting structure, mounting-result inspection tool, and mounting-result inspection method: A connector is used to bring a harness from a level sensor that is arranged in the oil pan and detects a level of oil in the oil pan, out of the oil pan. The connector includes a contact that is electrically connected to the level sensor, and a housing... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150013429 - Method and device for express analysis of acetone traces in gases: A device apparatus for measuring acetone levels exhaled air in order to determine the content of glucose in the blood is provided. The device includes a chemical sensor cell having a vertically oriented hollow truncated cone with one end having a first diameter and an opposite end having a second... Agent: Positiveid Corporation

20150013431 - Multigas sensor and multigas sensor device: A multigas sensor (200A) includes a multigas sensor element portion (100A) having: a NOx sensor portion (30A) which detects the concentration of NOx; and first and second ammonia sensor portions (42x, 42y) having different ratios between a sensitivity of ammonia and a sensitivity of NOx. The multigas sensor element portion... Agent: Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.

20150013430 - Process analytic device with improved thermal stability: A process analytic device includes an input to receive a sample of interest and an analytic detector operably coupled to receive the sample of interest. An analytic output is provided relative to the sample of interest. A plurality of heat pipes is thermally coupled to the analytic detector.... Agent:

20150013432 - Method of monitoring wear in a diaphragm valve using pressure detection: A system for detecting wear in a flush valve includes at least one pressure sensor adapted to measure a water pressure within the flush valve and at least one microprocessor in communication with the at least one pressure sensor. The at least one microprocessor is configured to determine the water... Agent:

20150013433 - Air micrometer: The present invention relates to an air micrometer. The air micrometer includes a target object accommodation slot having a bottom surface and a ceiling surface to accommodate at least one portion of the target object between the bottom surface and the ceiling surface, and an air spray unit including a... Agent:

20150013434 - Device for measuring pollution index of filtration membrane: A device for measuring the pollution index of a filtration membrane includes: a raw water supply part; a first filtration membrane; a raw water supply line; a first flow rate measuring part; a first path line; a second path line; a second filtration membrane having a filtration characteristic different from... Agent: Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd.

20150013435 - Method of detecting defects in honeycomb structural body: In a method of detecting defects generated in a honeycomb structural body, both end sections of the honeycomb structural body is sealed along a flowing direction of exhaust gas. Air is supplied in the flowing direction of the exhaust gas from one end section to the other end section of... Agent:

20150013437 - Device and method for diagnosing evaporated fuel processing device: An evaporated fuel processing apparatus includes a valve between a canister and a fuel tank, and maintains the fuel tank in hermetic state by closing the valve while a vehicle is stationary, and adsorbs evaporated fuel by the canister by opening the valve during fuel filling, wherein the evaporated fuel... Agent: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

20150013436 - Diagnostic system for bulk well material handling plants: Diagnostic system for bulk well material handling plants that includes multiple fluid flow pathways to transport well materials. The bulk well material handling system includes multiple connections, each connected to a fluid flow pathway. The system also includes a control system connected to the multiple connections and adapted to automatically... Agent:

20150013438 - Analytical method for detecting sulfated oligosaccharides: The present invention describes an analytical method for detecting and quantitating poly-sulfated oligosaccharides, including Fondaparinux sodium, using hydrophilic interaction ultra-performance liquid chromatography (HILIC-UPLC) coupled with a charged aerosol detector (CAD) or a mass spectrometer (MS). This analytical method provides in-process control in a total synthesis of highly sulfated oligosaccharides by... Agent: Scinopharm Taiwan, Ltd.

20150013439 - Micro-analyzer with passive aggregator: A micro-analyzer is described. This micro-analyzer includes an outer surface region on a sampler surface that receives liquid droplets, and aggregates and moves the droplets radially toward an inner surface region on the sampler surface that receives the droplets. For example, the outer surface region may include a set of... Agent:

20150013440 - Method and system for diagnostic rules for heavy duty gas turbines: A method for monitoring and diagnosing anomalies in auxiliary systems of a gas turbine implemented using a computer device coupled to a user interface and a memory device, the method including storing a plurality rule sets in the memory device, the rule sets relative to the auxiliary systems of the... Agent:

20150013442 - Method and control unit for determining a dead time of an exhaust gas sensor of an internal combustion engine: In a method for determining a dead time in the response characteristic of an exhaust gas sensor in order to determine an exhaust gas state quantity in an exhaust gas duct of an internal combustion engine, the dead time is determined from a measured output signal of the exhaust gas... Agent:

20150013441 - Nox sensor control device: For a predetermined period prior to detecting sensor output of a single-cell type NOx sensor, a state is induced in which a voltage is not applied between a pair of electrodes or a state in which a potential difference between the electrodes is less than a reference value. The “reference... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha

20150013443 - Drive-train testing system: The present invention provides a drive-train testing system that is capable of generating a large drive torque without increasing the size of a motor that simulates an engine. The drive-train testing system inputs a drive torque, which is generated according to a torque command which contains an alternating-current component having... Agent:

20150013444 - Tire pressure sensing device and method for the production thereof: The invention relates to a tire pressure sensing device for detecting the tire pressure in a pneumatic tire, comprising a pressure sensor (6) in a housing (1); a tire valve (11) or another retainer to be fastened to the rim, which bears the housing; a spring element (2), which is... Agent:

20150013445 - Wind tunnel balance and system with wing model and wind tunnel balance: A wind tunnel balance, with a tunnel wall adaptor configured to fasten the wind tunnel balance to a wall of a wind tunnel, an actuator housing connected to the tunnel wall adaptor, a plurality of force sensors arranged between the actuator housing and the tunnel wall adaptor and which are... Agent:

20150013446 - Monitoring flow conditions downwell: This application describes methods and apparatus for monitoring flow at a given location downwell. The method of comprises performing fibre optic sensing on an optical fibre 204 deployed within the well 101. The optical fibre is attached to first tubing (201) that extends into the well to at least a... Agent:

20150013447 - Method and apparatus for in-situ fluid injector unit: Disclosed is a method of testing liquids at a test pressure. A first fluid is placed in a first chamber of a test system. The first fluid is brought to the test pressure. A volume is calculated of a second fluid to inject into the first chamber from a second... Agent:

20150013448 - System and method for improved cuttings measurements: Systems and methods for improved cuttings measurements are described. Embodiments of the invention compare real-time, continuous measurements of cuttings coming over shakers to predictions of the amount of cuttings expected to be coming over the shakers. According to some embodiments, when the actual, real-time measurements differ from the predicted estimates,... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20150013449 - Gear inspection apparatus: A gear inspection apparatus includes a distance measurement device, a value search part, a difference calculation part, a selecting part, a judgment value determination part, and a judgment part that are connected together in the named order. A raw waveform obtained by the distance measurement device is converted by the... Agent:

20150013450 - Systems and methods for backflow preventer testing management: Systems and methods are described for performing, verifying, and managing testing of backflow preventers. A method can include aspects directed toward confirming proper performance of tests on a backflow preventer by interrogating an inspector's location and credentials before producing test results. Systems are described to perform aspects of such methods.... Agent:

20150013451 - Fuel management: The invention relates to a fuel management system for a vehicle. The fuel management system includes a fill-up sensor located at an inlet of a fuel tank of the vehicle, for determining the volume of fuel flowing into the fuel tank, a fuel supply sensor located in a fuel line... Agent:

20150013452 - Device for providing a gas composition and temperature compensated acoustic measurement of a liquid level: The present device provides for a gas composition and temperature compensated acoustic measurement of the level of a liquid in a tank. The device comprises a transmitter, a receiver, a processing circuitry, a waveguide for guiding acoustic signals from the transmitter to the liquid level surface and for guiding reflections... Agent:

20150013453 - Balancing device, uniformity device and methods for utilizing the same: A balancing device, a uniformity device and an apparatus including the balancing device and the uniformity device are disclosed. Each of the balancing device and the uniformity device includes at least one multi-axis transducer. Methods are also disclosed.... Agent:

20150013454 - Method and apparatus for detecting intrusion into vehicle: An apparatus and method for detecting intrusion into a vehicle are disclosed. The apparatus includes a first sensor unit, a second sensor unit, and a control unit. The first sensor unit is disposed in the left side-view mirror of a vehicle, and includes an acceleration sensor and a laser sensor.... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20150013455 - Compact device for detecting at least one acceleration and one speed of rotation: A device for detecting an acceleration in one direction and a speed of rotation along one direction, including a support and two structures mechanically coupled to each other in opposite phase and suspended relative to the support, each of the structures including: an excitation mass; an excitation mechanism configured to... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Ene Alt

20150013456 - Acceleration sensor: An acceleration sensor includes a fixation member, a weight member including a plate with two opposing sides parallel or substantially parallel to an X-direction and two opposing sides parallel to a Y-axis direction in a plan view, the weight member including a cutout extending in a direction about 45° relative... Agent:

20150013457 - Acceleration sensor: A weight member includes two sides opposite to each other in an X-axis direction when looked at in a plan view. A vibrating beam includes one end portion connected at one location to a fixation member and the other end portion connected at one location to one of the two... Agent:

20150013459 - Iv converter and inertial force sensor using iv converter: An IV converter includes a first operational amplifier connected to the capacitive component, a second operational amplifier connected to the first operational amplifier, and an impedance element connected to the second operational amplifier. The first operational amplifier includes a first input terminal connected to the capacitive component, a second input... Agent:

20150013458 - Physical quantity sensor, electronic apparatus, and moving object: A fixed electrode part, a movable member supported by a support part above the fixed electrode part to which a principal surface thereof is opposed, and a stopper part provided to be opposed to at least a part of an outer edge of the movable member and regulating in-plane rotation... Agent:

20150013461 - Device and method for measuring physical parameters using saw sensors: A SAW mode sensor for sensing parameters such as temperature, pressure, and strain. The sensor is made of a piezoelectric crystal cut at selected angles, with an attached electrode layer with a signal receiver and signal transmitter. The signal receiver initiates a wave in the substrate which propagates in the... Agent:

20150013460 - Method for checking the identity of a mechanical watch movement: The mechanical movement includes a checking device which is a passive indicator element. The passive element is fixed to a fixed support portion of the mechanical movement. The passive element may be a strip or a plate fixed to the fixed support portion of a regulating member and configured to... Agent: Montres Breguet Sa

20150013462 - Ultrasound diagnostic device and ultrasound probe: In order to reduce the variation of transmitting and receiving sensitivity among a plurality of CMUT cells, an ultrasound diagnostic device comprises: a plurality of CMUT cells each having a vibrating membrane that vibrates when ultrasound is transmitted to or received from a subject; an upper electrode and a lower... Agent: Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd.

20150013463 - Ultrasonic inspection system for non-planar surfaces: A method and apparatus for inspecting a test object. A sound signal is sent from a first portion of a curved transducer array through the test object in a direction towards a second portion of the curved transducer array. The curved transducer array has a shape that is configured to... Agent:

20150013464 - Ultrasonic sensor control system for occupancy sensing: An active ultrasonic room occupancy sensor with the output amplitude of the transmitter controlled by the amplitude of power applied to the transmitter to control the zone of coverage for a sensor. An adjustable voltage regulator under control of a microcontroller applies controlled amplitude voltage to the transmitter to adjust... Agent: The Watt Stopper, Inc.

20150013465 - Monitoring transport network infrastructure: This application relates to conditions monitoring of structures forming part of a transport network, e.g. structural health monitoring of structures, especially tunnels. The method involves performing distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) on at least one optical fibre (104) deployed so as to monitor the structure (206). The acoustic response to movement... Agent:

20150013466 - Phasing adder and ultrasound probe: A phasing adder and an ultrasound probe are disclosed. According to one implementation, the phasing adder includes a delay charge transferring unit and a delay adding unit. The delay charge transferring unit obtains signal charge in an amount obtained without amplifying according to charge generated in each of a plurality... Agent:

20150013467 - Pressure sensor: A pressure sensor is provided, which includes a pressure detector that has a pressure receiving surface in contact with a liquid, and detects a pressure of the liquid to a pressure receiving section, and a housing having a housing inner wall that demarcates a liquid chamber, wherein the housing inner... Agent:

20150013468 - Strain sensor using saw technology: A strain sensor for determining a strain experienced by a body under test in response to forces exerted on the body-under-test. The strain sensor comprises an interface member mounted on a surface of the body-under-test and a SAW sensor mounted on a surface of the interface member. The strain in... Agent: Mnemonics, Inc.

20150013469 - Method for checking ceramic ball heads for hip-joint prostheses: The invention relates to a method for checking ceramic ball heads (3) for hip-joint prostheses which have a receiving space (8) with a conical side face with a clamping cone angle γ and a cone inlet (7) and are subjected to a pressure in order to check areas of the... Agent: Ceram Tec Gmbh

20150013471 - Fluid flow rate detection device: To provide a fluid flow rate detection device which can be evaluated as adequate from a medical point of view. The velocity of a fluid flowing through a luminal organ in vivo is to be obtained. Vθ(r, θ)=w·V−θ+(1−w) V+θ is calculated to obtain a calculated value Vθ(r, θ) of the... Agent: The University Of Tokyo

20150013470 - Method and apparatus for measuring a pulsatingly fluctuating flow rate: Ultrasonic waves are repeatedly transmitted with respect to a pulsatingly fluctuating fluid, while the ultrasonic wave being received, and a signal indicative of the transmission and receipt, and a signal indicative of a timing of the transmission and receipt are recorded. Alternatively, the ultrasonic wave is transmitted and received based... Agent:

20150013472 - Ultrasonic flowmeter: An ultrasonic flowmeter comprising an elongate duct through which fluid flows when the flowmeter is in use. Ultrasonic transducers are arranged respectively to transmit and receive ultrasonic pulses propagated through such fluid when the flowmeter is in use. Electronic circuitry is connected to the transducers to provide a measure of... Agent: Gill Corporate Limited

20150013474 - Indirect mass flow sensor: A mass flow rate sensor system (200) is provided. The mass flow rate sensor system (200) includes a density meter (202) including a sensor assembly (204a) and a density meter electronics (204b) configured to generate a density measurement of a process fluid. The mass flow rate sensor system (200) further... Agent: Micro Motion, Inc.

20150013473 - Method and device for controlling the dynamic confinement of an enclosure: The invention relates to a method and device for monitoring the confinement of an enclosure including walls delimiting an interior volume and an external environment, according to which a differential pressure (ΔP) is maintained between the interior volume and the external environment. According to the invention, the enclosure includes a... Agent:

20150013475 - Electronic torque wrench with dual tension beam: A torque wrench comprises a handle, a wrench head having a ratcheting workpiece engaging portion, and a tensor beam defining a longitudinal axis and having a rectangular cross-section perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. A first strain gauge is coupled to one side of the tensor beam, and a second strain... Agent:

20150013476 - Electronic pipette: An electronic pipette comprising a piston actuated in a cylinder by a motor, a control system for carrying out pipette operations, and a user interface for operating the pipette, wherein the user interface comprises at least one touch screen for operating the pipetting operations of the pipette, which touch screen... Agent:

20150013477 - Composition for coating of a surface, and a coating:

20150013478 - Sampling device for thermal analysis: A sampling device comprises a container having an essential cylindrical part and a bottom part. The container further comprises an inner wall member and an outer wall member. The inner wall member and the outer wall member are essentially coaxially arranged in the cylindrical part of the container and joined... Agent:

20150013479 - Method and magazine for holding in readiness, transporting, processing and archiving thermoanalytical samples: A method and a device for holding in readiness, transporting, processing and archiving thermoanalytical samples are disclosed. The sample containers, into which the thermoanalytical samples to be investigated are to be introduced, are provided in a magazine.... Agent:

20150013480 - Plated instrumentation probes and sensors: A component comprises a non-metallic core having an outer surface, a first catalyst deposited onto at least a first portion of the outer surface of the non-metallic core, a second catalyst deposited onto at least a second portion of the outer surface of the non-metallic core, an electrical interface, and... Agent:

01/08/2015 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20150007631 - Sensor conditioning apparatus, systems, and methods: In some embodiments, an apparatus and a system, as well as a method and an article may operate to move fluid from at least one fluid container into a flow line so as to cause the fluid to contact at least one surface having a condition affecting sensor information provided... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20150007632 - Automatic alignment of a vehicle three-axes accelerometer: The axes of an accelerometer, installed in a vehicle at an arbitrary orientation, may be realigned to the coordinate frame of the vehicle. In one implementation, a method may include determining, based on acceleration measurements from the accelerometer that likely corresponds to stopping, a dominant orientation of the accelerometer in... Agent: Hti Ip, L.L.C.

20150007633 - Tool for measuring undercarriage wear: An undercarriage wear measurement tool includes a housing with an elongated passage. A sleeve is attached to the proximal end of the housing for centering over a component, such as, a bolt head therewith and includes a fastener magnet for attaching to a metal component. The undercarriage wear measurement tool... Agent:

20150007634 - Modal impact testing assembly, system and method: There is disclosed an assembly, a system and a method for modal impart testing. The assembly has a first set of components. The first set of components include an impact assembly, a cycle control element coupled to the impact assembly, and a signal response measuring device positioned opposite the impact... Agent: The Boeing Company

20150007635 - Method for diagnosing internal fault of oil-immersed transformer through content ratios of dissolved gases: A method for accurately diagnosing an internal fault of an oil-immersed transformer by analyzing content ratios of dissolved gases generated when the internal fault occurs in the oil-immersed transformer is provided. The method diagnoses the internal fault by analyzing the dissolved gases contained in the insulating oil of the oil-immersed... Agent: Hyosung Corporation

20150007636 - Measuring arrangement: A measuring arrangement, which includes: a sensor, wherein the sensor is embodied to produce a measurement signal correlated with a measured variable, a first interface, an evaluation circuit least one computer system and a memory associated with the computer system, as well as a third interface, especially a third interface... Agent:

20150007637 - Method and apparatus for testing load-bearing capacity: In an embodiment, a hydraulic jack is provided having a first portion and a second portion. The first portion attached to a first section of a structure and the second portion attached to a second section of the structure. When a pressurized fluid is forced between the first portion and... Agent:

20150007638 - Methods for gas leak detection and localization in populated areas using isotope ratio measurements: Improved gas leak detection from moving platforms is provided. Automatic horizontal spatial scale analysis can be performed in order to distinguish a leak from background levels of the measured gas. Source identification can be provided by using isotopic ratios and/or chemical tracers to distinguish gas leaks from other sources of... Agent:

20150007639 - Method of testing a gas shut-down valve and a system for exercising the method: Method of testing a gas shut-down valve for a combustion engine, by which method the valve is placed in a chamber of a holder 1 and the valve in closed condition is influenced by a non-burnable test gas under pressure to check whether the valve seat and the sealing ring... Agent: Iop Marine A/s

20150007640 - Measuring head intended to be fitted to a dynamic penetrometer and method of measurement using such a measuring head: A measuring head, intended to be fitted to a dynamic penetrometer, and attached to a drill string provided with a tip, includes a driving head intended to receive an impact to be transmitted, via the rest of the measuring head, to the drill string; and a central rod for transmitting... Agent: Sol Solution

20150007641 - Phased array turbomachine monitoring system: Various embodiments of the invention include a system having: at least one computing device connected with an array of ultrasonic probes on a gas turbomachine component, the at least one computing device configured to: instruct a first probe in the array of ultrasonic probes to transmit an ultrasonic beam to... Agent: General Electric Company

20150007642 - Method for monitoring a combustion engine: A method for extracting characterizing features from an ion current trace retrieved from spark plugs of cylinders of an internal combustion engine, comprises the steps of: i. dividing the ion current signal into crank angle subintervals; ii. calculating a measure of ion current in each crank angle subinterval; and iii.... Agent:

20150007643 - System and method for tracked vehicle dynamometer testing: A system and method for tracked vehicle dynamometer testing. The dynamometer system may be configured as a treadmill electric chassis dynamometer having dual, parallel endless belts positioned as substantially flat surfaces with cleats, i.e., the tracks of a test vehicle and a dynamometer vehicle. The track assemblies of the test... Agent:

20150007644 - Tire testing machine: A tire testing machine of the present invention performs tests on a tire in a testing station, and prints a mark based on the test result in a predetermined mark position of the tire after undergoing the tests by means of a marking device. A controller of the tire testing... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (kobe Steel, Ltd.)

20150007645 - Method for testing the resistance of a tyre to pressure loss: A method for testing a punctured tyre's resistance to a loss in pressure includes: creating a plurality of punctures in a wall of the tyre by inserting a plurality of puncturing objects through the wall; running the tyre with the puncturing objects in the wall thereof over a given distance... Agent:

20150007646 - Dual chamber volume measurement apparatus and methods of making and using the same: An apparatus for performing volume measurement of a person, animal or object, and methods of making and using the same are described. The apparatus includes first and second chambers in gaseous communication, first and second pressure sensors that measure the air pressure inside the first and second chambers, a pump... Agent:

20150007647 - Acoustic determination of the position of a piston within a sample bottle: A method to determine a piston position in a sample bottle, having steps of providing a transducer near a chamber of the sample bottle, exciting the transducer to provide at least one wave of acoustic energy, propagating the acoustic energy through the chamber to a surface, reflecting the acoustic energy... Agent:

20150007648 - Sampling separation module for subsea or surface application: The disclosure describes a system to segregate, enrich and capture oil, water and gas samples from a multiphase flow. The system can be used in a subsea location, on the surface or in any other condition where it is connected to a flow of different phases of gas and/or liquid.... Agent:

20150007649 - Method for testing the tightness of cavities and device for decreasing convection and diffusion flow: The present invention relates to a method for testing the tightness of cavities, which are already filled with a stored gas, by charging the with a test gas. At least the following steps are provided: overlayering the stored gas situated in the cavity with a test gas of a predefined... Agent:

20150007651 - Measurement system: A system for determining the position of a piston in a subsea accumulator, comprising: a sensor module comprising: a housing; an ultrasonic transducer facing the piston and configured to transmit an ultrasonic pulse through a fluid medium toward a surface of the piston; a pressure sensor configured to; and a... Agent: Cameron International Corporation

20150007650 - Sensors for measuring temperature, pressure transducers including temperature sensors and related assemblies and methods: Quartz resonator pressure transducers for use in subterranean boreholes include a quartz pressure sensor and an electronic temperature sensor. Temperature sensors include a constant current generator, a proportional to absolute temperature (PTAT) current generator, and a relaxation oscillator. Pressure transducers may include such a temperature sensor. Methods of monitoring pressure... Agent:

20150007652 - Acoustic determination of the position of a piston with buffer rods: An apparatus having a transducer configured to generate acoustic energy, a buffer rod with a first end and a second end, the transducer in contact with the first end, a cylinder configured to define a volume, the second end of the buffer rod abutting the cylinder; and a piston within... Agent:

20150007654 - Determining a distance and a flow speed of a medium: A fill level measurement device is specified for determining distance oft he measurement device and flow speed of a medium, which comprises a frequency-modulated transmission signal having a rising and a falling frequency ramp. The flow speed of the medium can be determined by the Doppler effect arising from the... Agent:

20150007653 - Determining a level and flow speed of a medium: A measurement device is provided for determining a distance of the measurement device from a medium and a flow speed of a medium by evaluating a transmission signal emitted by the fill level measurement device and reflected by the medium. The measurement device includes an antenna arrangement for emitting the... Agent:

20150007655 - Universal measurement data acquisition in water: In order to determine a level and the flow speed of a medium, FMCW transmission signals and CW transmission signals are emitted alternately. Using the Doppler effect, the flow speed of the medium can be determined from the reflected CW signal. The level is determined from the reflected FMCW signal.... Agent:

20150007656 - Reducing the effect of glass charging in mems devices: A method of controlling exposed glass charging in a micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) device is disclosed. The method includes providing a MEMS device comprising a proof mass positioned apart from at least one sense plate and at least one outboard metallization layer, wherein at least one conductive glass layer is coupled... Agent:

20150007657 - Inertial sensor and method of manufacturing the same: Disclosed herein is an inertial sensor including: a flexible part; a mass body connected to the flexible part; and a support part connected to the flexible part and supporting the mass body in a floated state to displace the mass body, wherein the flexible part has an upper piezoresistor disposed... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.

20150007658 - Motion detection device and motion analysis system: A motion detection device specifies a movement of at least one of a subject and a sporting gear as an indicator of a trigger signal, using an output from an inertial sensor. The movement of at least one of the subject and the sporting gear is specified in the output... Agent:

20150007659 - Apparatus and method for photoacoustic imaging: A photoacoustic imaging apparatus includes a signal processor. The signal processor includes an adding unit configured to add received signals obtained by acoustic wave detecting devices to obtain a summed signal, a normalizing unit configured to normalize the summed signal for each acoustic wave detecting device with reference to an... Agent:

20150007660 - System and a method of inspecting a rotary part to be monitored that is arranged in a mechanical member: A system and method for inspecting a part to be monitored that is arranged inside a mechanical member, said part to be monitored including a plane wall and a curved wall presenting an angle between them. The system comprises a probe endoscope (20) carrying a head (30), said head (30)... Agent:

20150007661 - Acoustic isolation chamber: An acoustic isolation chamber. The chamber comprises a housing defining a volume. A first region of the volume is configured to receive a photoacoustic sensor head. A second region of the volume is configured to receive the UUT. A sound proofing means encompassing at least a portion of the volume.... Agent:

20150007662 - Fixture for test circuit board reliability testing: A fixture for securing at least one test printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) including a PCB having semiconductor devices mounted thereon during vibration or mechanical shock testing. A top plate includes top features including a continuous top outer ring, at least one inner top aperture within the top outer ring,... Agent:

20150007663 - Detection device for metal strips or plates: A device for detecting the presence of rolling or cast stock, more particularly a metal strip or plate, in a casting, rolling or other strip processing facility, wherein the device includes a detection device for detecting a fluid jet which indicates the presence of the rolling or cast stock. The... Agent: Sms Siemag Aktiengesellschaft

20150007664 - Panel with strain gauges for measuring deformation information: A panel includes a plurality of integrated strain gauges for measuring deformation information relating to the panel. The strain gauges are arranged parallel to one another in the longitudinal direction of the panel and have at least two different lengths.... Agent:

20150007665 - Thermal imaging sensors: A sensor device comprises an array of spaced apart sensor elements disposed in a pattern on a substrate. Each sensor element is connected electrically so that a physical variable measured by each sensor element independently can be recorded and/or displayed by an external instrument. The sensing device may be a... Agent: Pst Sensors (proprietary) Limited

20150007666 - System and method of rotorcraft usage monitoring: A method of monitoring usage of a component of an aircraft can include: monitoring a usage of the component by using a torque measurement system to calculate torque events in a time period; categorizing the usage of the component by assigning a usage value based upon whether the number of... Agent:

20150007667 - Test piece, test method, wind turbine generator system: According to the invention, it is provided that an inner core is incorporated in a composite with the fiber-reinforced plastic, the inner core being widened in a transverse axis in relation to the mechanical load in such a way that the composite with the inner core has a greater buckling... Agent:

20150007668 - Bond testing machine and cartridge for a bond testing machine comprising a plurality of test tools: A cartridge suitable for use in a bond testing machine includes a plurality of a different test tools. A rotary mechanism is provided and each of the plurality of different test tools is mounted to the rotary mechanism angularly spaced from one another. A drive unit is coupled to the... Agent:

20150007669 - Display device and a method of measuring a strain of the display device: A measurement pigment composition including pigment particles may be coated on a surrounding area of a display panel to form a strain measuring part. A strain of the display device may be measured by using 3D images of the strain measuring part.... Agent:

20150007670 - Magneto-inductive flowmeter: A magneto-inductive flowmeter having at least one measuring tube for the flow of an electrically conducting medium, having at least one magnetic field generator for generating a preferably alternating magnetic field running at least also perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the measuring tube, having at least two measuring electrodes—in... Agent:

20150007671 - Forensic collection device: The present invention discloses a device as well as a collection element (1) for collecting a chemical and/or biological sample directly from a surface exposing said sample material. Furthermore, a method for collecting a chemical and/or biological sample directly from a surface exposing said sample material and a kit thereof... Agent:

20150007672 - Guiding device for guiding a despenser to draw solution from at least one well on a microplate: The present invention discloses a guiding device for guiding a dispenser to draw solution from at least one well on a microplate. The guiding device includes a column body whereon a first opening and a second opening are formed on opposite sides, and a slotting structure passing through the column... Agent: Wistron Corporation

01/01/2015 > patent applications in patent subcategories.

20150000370 - Flexible impact sensor for use with a headpiece: An impact sensor for characterizing impact at a headpiece comprises: a flexible base; an acceleration sensor provided on the flexible base and configured to generate impact data; a control unit provided on the flexible base and configured to receive the impact data from the acceleration sensor; a power source provided... Agent:

20150000371 - Beverage diagnostic and preservation devices and methods: Beverage diagnostic and preservation devices and methods are described. In several exemplary embodiments, one or more of the devices are used to detect the freshness of, and/or preserve, wine in a container. The devices can receive inputs from one or more sensors when determining the freshness of wine in a... Agent:

20150000372 - Inspection apparatus for article storage facility: An inspection apparatus used for an article storage facility includes an inactive gas supply portion provided with a supply nozzle provided in a placement support portion. A transport container having a supply port for an inactive gas is formed at a bottom portion thereof for accommodating substrates in a sealed... Agent:

20150000373 - Artificial olfactory system and an application thereof: The present invention relates to an artificial olfactory system (100), comprising of an inlet (101); a gas chamber (110) having a detector means, connected to a data acquisition system (104); a heater (112) and a plurality of fans (115); a humidity absorber (111); an outlet (102); a vacuum pump (103);... Agent: Universiti Putra Malaysia

20150000374 - Process-based approach for the detection of co2 injectate leakage: The present invention includes a method for distinguishing between a natural source of deep gas and gas leaking from a CO2 storage reservoir at a near surface formation comprising: obtaining one or more surface or near surface geological samples; measuring a CO2, an O2, a CH4, and an N2 level... Agent:

20150000375 - System, apparatus, and method for measuring surface materials: In one embodiment, the present disclosure provides a particulate monitoring system. The system includes a vehicle. A wake conditioner is mounted in the vehicle. A sample inlet is placed in communication with an engineered vehicle wake that will be produced by the wake conditioner when the vehicle is in motion.... Agent: Board Of Regents Of The Nevada System Of Higher Education, On Behalf Of The Desert Research Instit

20150000376 - Sensor component for a gas and/or liquid sensor, production method for a sensor component for a gas and/or liquid sensor, and method for detecting at least one material in a gaseous and/or liquid medium: A sensor component is described for a gas and/or liquid sensor having a substrate having at least one first printed conductor and a second printed conductor, which are fashioned such that a voltage can be applied, and having at least one sensitive semiconductor material, additionally including at least one trench... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150000397 - Biosensor: The present application provides apparatus and methods for determining the density of a fluid sample. In particular, it provides a sensor device which can be loaded with a fluid sample such as blood, and which further comprises at least one oscillating beam member or resonator. Exposure of the blood sample... Agent:

20150000379 - Method of modeling permeation to essences of a multilayer polymer structure: A method of constructing a model of permeation to mixtures of solvents of a multilayer polymer structure with n monolayers and its associated computer program. For example, selecting several initial compositions of solvent mixture E1 to Ey, carrying out a sorption measurement and a measurement of diffusion, discretizing said multilayer... Agent: Arkema France

20150000378 - Monitoring a hydraulic fluid filter: A hydraulic circuit for supplying hydraulic fluid to a subsea control module of a control system for an underwater hydrocarbon well, the hydraulic circuit including an input for hydraulic fluid, a filter connected with the input for filtering hydraulic fluid from the input, an output for supplying hydraulic fluid from... Agent:

20150000377 - Process for characterization of micro and meso porous materials: A process for characterizing micro, meso, and/or macro porous materials is provided. The process includes providing a volumetric and/or gravimetric adsorption system, the adsorption system having an adsorption chamber and a probe gas at a first temperature. In addition, a porous material to be characterized is provided and placed within... Agent: The Penn State Research Foundation

20150000380 - Water leak sensor management method, water leak sensor performing the same and storage media storing the same: A water leak sensor management method includes a water leak sensor being installed in a underground pipe. The method includes detecting an operation time of the water leak sensor through a timer in a sleep mode, changing the sleep mode into a standby mode in the operation time of the... Agent: Lg Cns Co., Ltd.

20150000381 - Adaptor, system, and method for inflating a glove: An adaptor for use to direct pressurized fluid into a glove to inflate the glove is disclosed. A kit for holding several test components for use to inflate a glove is also disclosed. The kit is provided for testing a glove for leakage. The components include an adaptor, a strap,... Agent: San Diego Gas & Electric Company

20150000382 - Method and system for detecting a leak of fluid from a fluid-carrying duct: A method and a system for the detection of leaked fluid that leaked out of a fluid-carrying duct associated with at least one optical conductor. The method and the system monitor an aboveground portion of the duct along which the optical conductor runs. The mechanical mechanism includes a leaked-fluid collector... Agent:

20150000383 - Measuring unit for determining the composition of the liquid phase in a multi-phase mixture: Measuring device (1; 15) for determining the composition of the liquid phase of a liquid-gas mixture includes a duct (2) defining a flow direction (X) of the mixture parallel to the longitudinal development axis (Y) of the duct (2) and a measuring element (4) arranged in the duct (2) and... Agent: Pietro Fiorentini Spa

20150000384 - Optical analysis of emissions from stimulated liquids: Modular systems can be used for optical analysis, including in-situ analysis, of stimulated liquids. An excitation module can include a radiation sources, e.g., a laser, LED, lamp, etc. A detection module can include one or more detectors configured to receive spectral and/or temporal information from a stimulated liquid. Such systems... Agent: The Trustees Of Colubia University In The City Of New York

20150000386 - Automatic sample pouring device: An automatic sample pouring device comprising a rack, a sampling needle, a reference portion arranged at a predetermined position of the rack, a detection unit for electrically detecting contact between the reference portion and the needle, and a control unit for controlling an operation of relatively moving the needle on... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation

20150000385 - Pressure management system for sensors: A pressure management system for sensors is provided. The system includes a sampling assembly. The sampling assembly is configured to hold a first portion of a test fluid. Further, the system includes at least one sensor disposed proximate to the sampling assembly. The sensor is configured to determine at least... Agent:

20150000387 - Method for checking cooling holes of a gas turbine blade: A method for checking cooling holes of a gas turbine blade, including in sequence: step 1: injecting a liquid plastic material into a cooling hole of a gas turbine blade; step 2: stopping the flow of the liquid plastic material, and curing the liquid plastic material to form a model;... Agent:

20150000388 - Device and method for ascertaining measured values of gases and/or an aerosol for a machine: In order to improve a system for monitoring the working chamber atmosphere of a machine, there is proposed a measuring device (2) with a suction means (8) that draws out an aerosol air mixture from the working chamber (4) of the machine and feeds the same to an optical sensor... Agent:

20150000389 - Exhaust aftertreatment sensor assembly: An exhaust aftertreatment system includes an exhaust aftertreatment component housing and a sensor table coupled to an exterior surface of the exhaust aftertreatment component housing. The sensor table includes a base including footings and a first platform offset from the footings by first standoffs so to define a first air... Agent:

20150000390 - System for measuring suspension sag: A system for measuring suspension sag in a vehicle, such as a motorcycle, is disclosed. The system includes a measuring device that attaches to a wheel hub, axle, or other component. The system includes a clamp that attaches to a fender or other vehicle component. The device is connected to... Agent:

20150000391 - Marking device: A marking device of the present invention includes a sequence of two belt conveyers for conveying a tire after undergoing a test by a tire testing machine, a pair of laser sensors each installed in a predetermined position in a conveyance direction of the tire by the belt conveyer, and... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (kobe Steel, Ltd.)

20150000392 - Wind tunnel balance: The invention relates to a wind tunnel balance, having at least one belt unit that has at least one belt unit frame equipped with at least one conveyor belt that is wound around at least two rollers. The wind tunnel balance also has at least one fastening device that is... Agent:

20150000393 - Pressure equalized packaging for electronic sensors: The present disclosure introduces pressure-equalized packaging for electronic sensors utilized in conjunction with downhole tools and/or other extreme environments. Such sensors may be operable to detect, sense, and/or measure a parameter, such as may be associated with the downhole tool, or pressurized fluid in which the downhole tool is at... Agent:

20150000394 - Sensor system: A sensor system has at least one first sensor element for measuring a first physical variable and a second sensor element for measuring a second physical variable. The first sensor element is part of an application-specific integrated circuit which, in addition to the first sensor element, has further electronic circuits.... Agent:

20150000395 - Thermal airflow measuring device: In order to provide a flow measuring device high in thermal responsiveness, the flow measuring device includes a temperature detecting element 2 for temperature detection, and a conductive metal lead frame 3 that supports and fixes the temperature detecting element. Of the metal lead frame, a part of the metal... Agent:

20150000396 - Delivery unit with fill level sensor for a liquid additive, tank for storing liquid additive, motor vehicle and method for monitoring a fill level: A delivery unit for extracting liquid additive from a tank can be mounted on the tank and includes a fill level sensor for measuring the fill level of liquid additive in the tank. The fill level sensor is set up to emit waves into an emission region of the tank,... Agent:

20150000398 - Liquid surface detecting apparatus: Provided is a thin liquid surface detecting apparatus wherein a thickness of a holder is suppressed. A liquid surface detecting apparatus is provided with: a holder rotatably held to a main body section; a magnet fixed to the holder; an arm, which connects the holder and a float floating on... Agent:

20150000399 - Power-free gyroscope using surface acoustic wave, and wired/wireless method for measuring angular velocity: Provided is a gyroscope using a surface acoustic wave (SAW) and an angular velocity measurement method. The gyroscope includes an SAW resonator generating a first SAW, generating Coriolis force using an interaction between a velocity component of the first SAW and applied angular velocity on a metallic dot layer disposed... Agent: Ajou University Industry Cooperation Foundation

20150000401 - Electric gradient force drive and sense mechanism for a micro-electro-mechanical-system gyroscope: An apparatus for driving and sensing motion in a gyroscope including a dielectric mass, an anchor, a spring coupled between the anchor and the dielectric mass, a substrate adjacent the dielectric mass, an insulator layer on the substrate, and a first electrode and a second electrode on the insulator layer.... Agent:

20150000400 - Integrated microelectromechanical gyroscope with improved driving structure: An integrated MEMS gyroscope, is provided with: at least a first driving mass driven with a first driving movement along a first axis upon biasing of an assembly of driving electrodes, the first driving movement generating at least one sensing movement, in the presence of rotations of the integrated MEMS... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.

20150000402 - Oscillation frequency measuring system and method for a mems sensor: A MEMS sensor has at least a movable element designed to oscillate at an oscillation frequency, and an integrated measuring system coupled to the movable element to provide a measure of the oscillation frequency. The measuring system has a light source to emit a light beam towards the movable element... Agent:

20150000403 - Capacitive micromechanical acceleration sensor: The invention relates to a capacitive micromechanical acceleration sensor comprising a first sensor, a second sensor, and a third sensor. The first sensor comprises a rotor electrode and stator electrode. The sensor comprises a first beam that is connected to a rotor electrode support structure and that is connected to... Agent:

20150000404 - Method for determining mechanical damage to a rotor blade of a wind turbine: A method for detecting mechanical damage to a rotor blade of a wind turbine includes measuring vibrations of the rotor blade and generating a frequency-dependent vibration signal. A value of the signal energy over a predetermined frequency range of the vibration signal is determined at each of a number of... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150000407 - Device and method for detecting deposits: The present invention relates to a method and device for detecting and analyzing deposits in liquid-bearing systems. More particularly, the device relates to being able to detect and analyze deposits in a liquid-bearing systems such as industrial plants that use and store fluids. The method relates to being able to... Agent:

20150000406 - Method and device for detecting and analyzing deposits: The present invention relates to a method and device for detecting and analyzing deposits in liquid-bearing systems. More particularly, the device relates to being able to detect and analyze deposits in a liquid-bearing systems such as industrial plants that use and store fluids. The method relates to being able to... Agent:

20150000405 - Non-destructive evaluation methods for determining a thickness of a coating layer on a turbine engine component: A method of non-destructively evaluating a thickness of a coating layer on a turbine engine component includes directing an acoustic wave into the turbine engine component, the acoustic wave including a frequency and a wavelength, receiving a return time-domain signal reflected from the turbine engine component, and transforming the time-domain... Agent:

20150000408 - Ultrasonic ndt sensor arrangement and method for inspecting surfaces of variable geometry of metal bodies: The invention relates to an ultrasonic NDT sensor arrangement for inspecting surfaces of variable geometry of metal bodies. The sensor arrangement includes a housing with a hollow inner space and an opening, through which part of an incoming sound beam exits the housing to enter a metal body to be... Agent:

20150000409 - Method and apparatus for conducting phased array testing: A system for conducting phased array testing on a vehicle hub includes a guide element having a first end and a second end, a pivot element extending from the second end to couple to the vehicle hub, and a slide element coupled to the guide element. The slide element is... Agent:

20150000410 - Method and apparatus for scanning an object: The present disclosure relates to a method and an apparatus for scanning an object. Two virtual, orthogonal axes are positioned on a surface of the object. A scanning path of a moving probe is controlled as a function of the two virtual, orthogonal axes. The scanning path can include a... Agent:

20150000411 - Object information acquiring apparatus and laser apparatus: Used is an object information acquiring apparatus including an irradiation unit for irradiating an object with a laser beam, a wavelength switching unit for selecting a wavelength of the laser beam, a restriction unit for restricting an output value of the laser beam, a probe for receiving acoustic waves that... Agent:

20150000412 - Object information acquiring apparatus and laser apparatus: An object information acquiring apparatus is used, which includes: an irradiation unit for irradiating an object with a laser beam; a restriction unit for restricting an output of the laser beam from the irradiation unit; a control unit for controlling an irradiation of the laser beam and an activation of... Agent:

20150000415 - Detecting train separation: This application describes method and apparatus for detecting train separation, where one or more railway cars/carriages (401) accidentally decouple from the rest of the train. The method involves performing distributed acoustic sensing on at least one optical fibre (104a, 104b) to provide a plurality of longitudinal acoustic sensor portions along... Agent: Optasense Holdings Limited

20150000414 - Object characteristics measurement apparatus: An object characteristics measurement apparatus of the invention includes a surface acoustic wave device. The surface acoustic wave device includes: an interdigitated electrode that is formed on a first surface on a piezoelectric substrate, excites an elastic wave, and receives reflection based on the elastic wave; a reflector that has... Agent:

20150000413 - Outer part for a device and device: An outer part for a device which is attachable thereto as a housing and/or an attachment part, a first reflective surface and a second reflective surface being formed on the outer part so that at least one signal emitted by an optical and/or acoustic source is directly or indirectly deflectable... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20150000416 - Fluidic chip with displacable patterned layer for detecting fluid pressure: A fluidic chip device configured for processing a fluid, wherein the fluidic chip device comprises a plurality of layers laminated to one another, wherein at least a part of the layers comprises a patterned section of an alternating sequence of bars and fluidic channels for conducting the fluid under pressure,... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc.

20150000417 - High integrity process fluid pressure probe: A process fluid pressure measurement probe includes a pressure sensor formed of a single-crystal material and mounted to a first metallic process fluid barrier and disposed for direct contact with a process fluid. The pressure sensor has an electrical characteristic that varies with process fluid pressure. A feedthrough is formed... Agent:

20150000418 - Self-calibrating resistive flexure sensor: A variable resistance flexure sensor, and a system and method of controlling an appliance using a variable resistance flexure sensor are provided. The sensor can include a substrate having a flexible portion and a non-flexible portion. A plurality of electrically resistive elements, such as a first resistive element and a... Agent:

20150000419 - Sensor device, force detection device, and robot: A sensor device includes a sensor element which is formed by laminating a piezoelectric substance and an electrode, a first case and a second case which house the sensor element therein, and a pressing portion which presses the sensor element in the lamination direction of the piezoelectric substance and the... Agent:

20150000420 - Ultrasonic flow metering using compensated computed temperature: Apparatus and methods for verifying temperature measurements in an ultrasonic flow meter. An ultrasonic flow metering system includes a passage for fluid flow, a temperature sensor, an ultrasonic flow meter, and a flow processor. The temperature sensor is disposed to provide measured temperature of fluid flowing in the passage. The... Agent:

20150000421 - Magnetic-inductive flowmeter and method for operating a magnetic-inductive flowmeter: A magnetic-inductive flowmeter and method in which a control circuit and/or evaluation circuit is designed/operated in such a manner that a measuring voltage tapped or tappable by measuring electrodes for flow measurement are evaluated only during a flow measuring time that is less than half the duration of the period... Agent:

20150000422 - Ultrasonic flow measuring device and method for ascertaining flow velocity, respectively volume flow, of a fluid: An ultrasonic flow measurement device for ascertaining flow velocity, respectively volume flow, of a fluid, especially a gas or a liquid, using a travel-time difference method, comprising: a measuring tube having a straight measuring tube axis; at least one transmitter for transmitting an acoustic signal; at least one receiver for... Agent:

20150000423 - Self pumping and sensing hose utilizing electroactive polymer strips: One or more electroactive polymer (EAP) strips are circumferentially or lengthwise embedded or mounted around the fluid passage member. The EAP strips are configured to function as a pump when a prescribed electrical charge is applied and removed from the EAP strips, which causes the EAP strips to expand and... Agent: Parker-hannifin Corporation

20150000424 - Method and system for monitoring bend and torque forces on a drill pipe: A system and method for monitoring bend radius and torque force exerted on a drill string. A sensor system is supported within a pipe section of the drill string and has a light source supported within the pipe section to emit a light beam within the pipe section. An optical... Agent:

20150000425 - Sheet pressure sensor: A sheet pressure sensor includes a first fiber layer, a second fiber layer, and a third fiber layer provided between the first and second fiber layers. The third fiber layer has connecting yarns that electrically connect first conductive portions of the first fiber layer and the second conductive portion in... Agent:

20150000426 - Sample conditioning system for low pressure gas: A system and method for conditioning of very low pressure gas samples extracted from a source, heating the samples, boosting the pressure to a level appropriate for analysis, regulating the gas sample temperature and pressure to prevent dew-point dropout from Joules Thompson condensation, and passing the gas sample to an... Agent: Mustang Sampling, LLC

20150000427 - Volumetric sample adjustment assembly located outside a liquid process line: A volumetric sample adjustment assembly located outside of a process line to facilitate rapid changes in the sample volume without having to remove the sampler from the process line, from process pressure or without having to manually disassemble the collection head assembly, like some prior art devices. The volumetric sample... Agent:

20150000428 - Sample processing apparatus and an error detecting method for sample processing apparatus: A sample processing apparatus comprises an aspirating member which comprises a pump at one side and which is configured to aspirate a sample from the other side, a sensor which is configured to sense the presence or absence of a liquid at a predetermined position of the aspirating member, and... Agent:

20150000429 - Pipette with a tracking system: A pipette is described which pipette includes a piston for aspirating liquid into and dispensing out of a container in the pipette. The pipette is provided with at least one tracking element, which is able to count the magnitude of some variable or variables relating to the amount of use... Agent:

20150000430 - Method and device for determining surface characteristics of stents, and stent defined surface characteristics: A method and a device that determines surface characteristics of a stent to be implanted in a lumen in a body in which a wetting behavior of a stent surface serves as measure for the surface characteristics of the stent surface. In order to determine the wetting behavior, a course... Agent:

20150000431 - Element, preferably a closure element for inserting into a bore in a component: An element is provided in particular as a closure element or fastening element for inserting into a bore (12) in a component (11), such as into a bore in an engine, a valve block, a hydraulic unit or a container. At least one electric element (20) which is arranged in... Agent: Sfc Koenig Ag

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