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Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 05/16/2013 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20130118226 - Impact test fixtures: An impact test fixture includes a rolling frame structure, a ballast attachment feature coupled to the rolling frame structure, a position-adjustable attachment assembly coupled to the rolling frame structure, and a specimen attachment member coupled to the position-adjustable attachment assembly. The specimen attachment member is adjustable in a vertical direction... Agent: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
20130118227 - Method for measuring crispness of food product: Provided are a device (10) and a method for measuring the crispness of a food product. An item to be measured (22) comprising a porous food product is broken apart by causing the blade of a knife (14) to penetrate into the item. A vibration detector (18) attached to the... Agent: Nisshin Seifun Group Inc.
20130118228 - Stress-based sensor, method, and applications: A composite, analyte sensor includes a substrate; a micro- or nano-electro-mechanical (MEMS; NEMS) resonator that is coupled to the substrate at least two edge locations (i.e., it is at least doubly-clamped) of the resonator, wherein the resonator is in a statically-buckled state near a buckling transition point of the resonator;... Agent: Cornell University
20130118229 - Exhaust gas analyzing device, management device for exhaust gas analyzing device and management program for exhaust gas analyzing device: The present invention is intended to be able to restore a setting of an exhaust gas analyzing device to an initial setting at the time of product shipment or the latest maintenance setting performed prior to the corresponding maintenance in the maintenance of the exhaust gas analyzing device. The present... Agent: Horiba, Ltd.
20130118230 - Clocked blowing away of a contaminated gas cloud: The disclosure relates generally to a method for testing containers for foreign substances, wherein a standard gas is blown into a container to be tested, at least a part of the test gas escaping from the container is tested by a measuring device, and the part of the test gas... Agent: Krones Ag
20130118231 - Helium conservation device for a gas chromatograph: A device for conserving helium gas in a gas chromatograph system is characterized in that during the majority of an analytical separation, helium is used as the carrier gas while an auxiliary non-helium gas is used to pressurize the inlet and provide for septum purge and split vent flow. Prior... Agent:
20130118232 - Method and device for monitoring a humidity sensor in a combustion engine, using oxygen measurement of other sensors in the engine, such as nox, lambda and/or oxygen sensors: The present invention provides for a method and device for monitoring an ambient humidity sensor in a combustion engine, where the monitoring of the ambient humidity sensor is made by comparing the ambient humidity measured by said humidity sensor and an ambient humidity determined from an oxygen measurement of at... Agent: Fpt Motorenforschlung Ag
20130118233 - Seal integrity evaluation device and method of use thereof: Apparatuses for evaluating the integrity of a container seal and methods of using same are provided. The apparatuses include a sealed container having a conductive fluid and a first probe therein, a conductive solution bath having a second probe therein, a conductivity meter and a pressurized fluid supply. A pressurized... Agent: Nestec S.a.
20130118234 - Apparatus for measuring air amount of engine oil and method using the same: An apparatus for measuring air amount of engine oil includes an inflow pipe in which the engine oil flows in connection with an engine and an inflow valve, a measuring burette having an inflow hole connected with the inflow pipe and an outflow hole formed at the other side and... Agent: Hyundai Motor Company
20130118235 - Combined rheometer/mixer having helical blades and methods of determining rheological properties of fluids: A method of determining rheological properties can include dispensing a fluid into a rheometer including a stator having at least one helical blade, measuring torque (T) due to relative rotation between the stator and a rotor of the rheometer at different rotational speeds (RPM's), calculating shear stress (SS) as follows:... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
20130118236 - Aquatic pollution monitoring: The effects of pollution in an aquatic mass may be monitored by measuring changes in various parameters of sessile organisms, particularly bivalves such as mussels. Particular parameters measured include particle clearance rate, oxygen consumption and apical growth.... Agent: Biotatools As
20130118237 - Cell processing device: In a closed system having a large number of containers connected via pipes, a leakage of a liquid from the closed system can be more reliably detected by a convenient and inexpensive method. Provided is a cell processing device (1) including a plurality of processing containers, processing liquid containers, waste... Agent: Olympus Corporation
20130118239 - Remote water quality monitoring: A remote water quality monitoring arrangement, a distributed water quality monitoring system with said remote water quality monitoring arrangement, and a method for replacing or installing said remote water quality monitoring arrangement in said distributed water quality monitoring system are provided. The remote water quality monitoring arrangement may include a... Agent: Siemens Aktiengeselleschaft
20130118238 - Test solvent for evaluating the compatibility of biologically active substances and graft copolymers: A liquid mixture, comprising a) at least one compound selected from polyols, polyol ethers wherein at least one hydroxyl group is unetherified, or polyalkylene ethers wherein at least one terminal hydroxyl group is unetherified, b) 1,3-bis(caprolactam-1-yl) butane, and c) diacetoxybutane mimics the solubility properties of a graft copolymer comprising a... Agent: Abbott Gmbh & Co. Kg
20130118240 - Moisture content analysis system: A method of collecting data to determine a moisture content of a sample of plant material is disclosed. The method comprising the steps of providing an analysis chamber with a window and a scanner located outside of the analysis chamber; moving the sample of plant material through the analysis chamber;... Agent: Dow Agrosciences LLC
20130118241 - Method and device for determining the composition of a fuel mixture: A method for determining the composition of a fuel mixture consisting of a first fuel and a second fuel to operate an internal combustion engine having at least one cylinder pressure sensor for determining the cylinder pressure in at least one cylinder of the internal combustion engine. The calorific value... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130118242 - Air flow measuring device and method of making housing for the device: An air flow measuring device includes a housing, a sensor, and a conduction member. The housing defines a bypass flow passage through which taken-in air passes. The sensor is accommodated in the bypass passage and produces an electrical signal as a result of heat transfer between taken-in air and the... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130118243 - Method for operating an internal combustion engine: In a method for operating an internal combustion engine having multiple cylinders, a cylinder to be checked is diagnosed for an injection quantity error. During a normal operation, a first air/fuel ratio is predefined for the multiple cylinders, and a first uneven running is ascertained. During an adjustment operation, a... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130118244 - Exhaust gas analysis system and program for this system: The exhaust gas analysis system urges a user to conduct a purge in an exhaust gas flow line by not only informing the user of the timing that the purge is necessary from the exhaust gas analysis system but also making it easy for the user to recognize the information.... Agent: Horiba, Ltd.
20130118245 - Apparatus and method for detecting abnormal air-fuel ratio variation between cylinders: An apparatus and method for detecting an abnormal air-fuel ratio variation between cylinders of a multi-cylinder internal combustion engine in which the output of an air-fuel ratio sensor is acquired at each sampling interval, a parameter correlated with the degree of fluctuation of the sensor output is calculated from a... Agent:
20130118246 - Shut-off valve testing system: The shut-off valve testing system provides for the testing of the main shut-off valve of a combustible gas supply line in such facilities as refineries, factories, or other plants utilizing such gaseous fuel. The system includes a double-ended hydraulic cylinder receiving hydraulic pressure from a suitable source, the cylinder communicating... Agent:
20130118247 - Reinforced directional drilling assemblies and methods of forming same: Reinforced directional drilling assemblies and methods of forming reinforced directional drilling assemblies are provided. Strengthening materials may be incorporated into a resilient layer and/or a polymer-based composite material within a directional drilling assembly to improve the durability and performance of a power section within the directional drilling assembly. Inclusion of... Agent:
20130118248 - Method and apparatus for estimating a downhole fluid property using a charged particle densitometer: An apparatus, system and method are disclosed for estimating a property of a fluid downhole, the apparatus including but not limited to a carrier that is conveyable in a borehole; a test cell carried by the carrier for capturing a fluid downhole; a fluid channel immersed in the fluid downhole,... Agent:
20130118249 - Method and apparatus for detecting fluid flow modulation telemetry signals transmitted from and instrument in a wellbore: An apparatus for detecting fluid modulation signals transmitted by an instrument in a wellbore includes a motion sensor coupled to a selected position on an exterior of a conduit coupled between a discharge side of a fluid pump and an inlet to a pipe string suspended in the wellbore. The... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20130118250 - Calorimetric flow meter having high heat conductivity strips: A flow meter includes a heater for heating a fluid flow along a membrane. A temperature difference is measured between and upstream point and a downstream point. There are additionally provided one or more strips of material having a relatively high heat conductivity. Strips that are substantially perpendicular to the... Agent: Melexis Nv
20130118251 - Evaluation device and method for determining a characteristic variable for the location of a boundary surface in a container: An evaluation apparatus and a method for determining a characteristic variable for the location of a boundary surface in a container are described, wherein a multiple echo having at least the order of one is recognized in an echo curve. The characteristic variable for the location of the boundary surface... Agent:
20130118253 - Acoustic array sensor: A level sensor includes a substrate having at least one reflective side surface, at least one wave generator on one end of the substrate configured to transmit a wave down the surface of the substrate and a plurality of reflective echelons mounted on the substrate such that each echelon is... Agent: Street Smart Sensors LLC
20130118252 - Measurement device: The present invention concerns a measuring apparatus for detecting a filling level of a fluid (F) in a tank (T) by means of ultrasound signals. The measuring apparatus comprises a sensor unit (3) adapted to transmit and receive ultrasound signals, and an evaluation device (40) adapted to evaluate the received... Agent: Seuffer Gmbh & Co. Kg
20130118254 - Apparatus for determining and/or monitoring a predetermined fill level: An apparatus for determining and/or monitoring at least one fill level of a medium in a container comprising: a capacitive or conductive probe unit having at least one electrode; and a control/evaluation unit. The electrode is a hollow body, that an end region of the electrode protruding into the container... Agent: Endress + Hauser Gmbh + Co Kg
20130118255 - Methods and apparatus for conformal sensing of force and/or change in motion: Sensing a force and/or a change in motion proximate to an arbitrarily-shaped surface via a conformal sensing element (e.g., a pressure sensor, an accelerometer) disposed on a flexible substrate and having a sufficient mechanical coupling to the surface. The conformality of the sensing element facilitates intimate proximity to the surface... Agent:
20130118256 - Microelectromechanical device with position control driving and method for controlling a microelectromechanical device: A MEMS gyroscope includes: a microstructure having a fixed structure, a driving mass, movable with respect to the fixed structure according to a driving axis, and a sensing mass, mechanically coupled to the driving mass so as to be drawn in motion according to the driving axis and movable with... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.
20130118257 - Mems tunneling accelerometer: A tunneling accelerometer includes a proof mass that moves laterally with respect to a cap wafer. Either the proof mass or the cap wafer includes a plurality of tunneling tips such that the remaining one of proof mass and the cap wafer includes a corresponding plurality of counter electrodes. The... Agent: Tialinx, Inc.
20130118259 - Acceleration sensor: An acceleration sensor is provided. The acceleration sensor contains a first electrically conductive element and a second electrically conductive element. An electrically insulative element is connected to the first electrically conductive element and the second electrically conductive element, where at least a portion of the first electrically conductive element and... Agent: Signalquest, Inc.
20130118258 - Inertial sensor and method of manufacturing the sme: Disclosed herein are an inertial sensor and a method of manufacturing the same. The inertial sensor includes: a flexible part; a mass body movably supported by the flexible part and including a metal; a post supporting the flexible part; piezoelectric elements driving the mass body or sensing displacement of the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130118260 - Ultrasonic non-destructive testing: An apparatus and method for ultrasonic non-destructive testing provides an elongate strip of ultrasound transmissive material coupled at a proximal end to an object under test. The elongate strip has a transverse cross-section with a width and thickness giving an aspect ratio greater than unity and matched to the ultrasonic... Agent: Imperial Innovations Limited
20130118261 - Acoustic structural integrity monitoring system and method: Each of a plurality of acoustic sensors (acoustically coupled to a structure for monitoring) is connected to a network bus system via a preamplifier for capturing, processing and reporting acoustic events in a structure, for example aircraft structures. Each of the preamplifiers processes the acoustic event signals received from the... Agent: Ultra Electronics Limited
20130118262 - Constituent concentration measuring apparatus and constituent concentration measuring apparatus controlling method: An object of the present invention is to provide a noninvasive constituent concentration measuring apparatus and constituent concentration measuring apparatus controlling method, in which accurate measurement can be performed by superimposing two photoacoustic signals having the same frequency and reverse phases to nullify the effect from the other constituent occupying... Agent: Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation
20130118263 - Physical quantity detector: A physical quantity detector includes a diaphragm including a displacement part that is displaced under external pressure, a ring-shaped fixing part that holds an outer circumferential part of the diaphragm, a holding member having a projection part that projects from an inner circumference of the fixing part toward a center... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130118264 - Resistive pressure measuring cell having diagnostic capabilities: A pressure measuring cell for detecting the pressure prevailing in an adjoining medium, comprising an elastic membrane on which a first electromechanical transducer is arranged, which supplies a first pressure-dependent output signal is provided. According to the invention, a second electromechanical transducer, which supplies a second pressure-dependent output signal, is... Agent: Ifm Electronic Gmbh
20130118265 - Mems capacitive pressure sensor, operating method and manufacturing method: A MEMS pressure sensor wherein at least one of the electrode arrangements comprises an inner electrode and an outer electrode arranged around the inner electrode. The capacitances associated with the inner electrode and the outer electrode are independently measured and can be differentially measured. This arrangement enables various different read... Agent: Nxp B.v.
20130118266 - Submersible electronic sensor: The invention provides a submersible, electrically-powered sensor assembly that incorporates a flexible seal assembly having operative and non-operative electrical traces of a uniform vertical height for carrying clamping loads and avoiding signal loss along a signal carrying trace due to compression of the flex seal, minimizing fluid leak paths between... Agent: S3c, Inc.
20130118267 - Strain sensor: A strain sensor includes a flexible substrate, a CNT film made of a plurality of CNT fibers aligned in an orientation direction, a pair of electrodes, and a protective coat. The electrodes are formed at the opposite ends of the CNT film in a perpendicular direction to the orientation direction... Agent: Yamaha Corporation
20130118268 - Mechanical-quantity measuring device: At least two or more pairs of bridge circuits are formed inside a semiconductor monocrystal substrate and a semiconductor chip, and one of these bridge circuits forms a n-type diffusion resistor in which a direction of a current flow and measuring variation of a resistor value are in parallel with... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20130118269 - Compression measurement device: Performance of a sport equipment, such as a ball bat, is measured by applying a force through a spring of known elastic properties to compress the sport equipment and indicating compliance of the sport equipment to a known standard based on the compression of the sport equipment.... Agent:
20130118270 - Gyratory compactor apparatuses and associated methods: A gyratory compactor apparatus adapted to interact with a mold that defines a mold axis is provided. The gyratory compactor apparatus includes a frame defining a frame axis, a pivoted support carried by the frame, and a mold-engaging device carried by the pivoted support and having a carriage plate spaced-apart... Agent: Troxler Electronic Laboratories, Inc.
20130118271 - Sensor signal sampling: A system for processing a signal from a sensor is described. The system comprises an analog-to-digital converter. The system is configured to vary a sampling rate of said analog-to-digital converter dependent on an expected shape of the signal.... Agent: Sentec Ltd.
20130118272 - Ultrasonic type flow sensor: First and second piezoelectric transducers 2 and 3 are fixed to a tubular main body 1 via first and second fitting bases 4 and 5. On front and rear surfaces of an end portion of each of the first and second piezoelectric transducers 2 and 3 are provided first and... Agent: Atsuden Co., Ltd.
20130118273 - Sensor arrangement comprising magnetic index encoder in a bearing seal: The invention relates to a sensor arrangement including a torque sensor for measuring the torque acting on a first shaft and including a rotational angle index unit. The first shaft is supported by at least one bearing, the seal of the bearing including a magnetic index encoder that is detected... Agent: Continental Teves & Co. Ohg
20130118274 - Water analysis sensor cartridge with transport container: A transport container system for a water analysis sensor cartridge includes a water analysis sensor cartridge configured to be interchangeable. The water analysis sensor cartridge comprises at least two different sensor membranes. A transport container cup comprises, for each of the at least two different sensor membranes, a separate moist... Agent: Hach Lange Gmbh
20130118275 - Device for holding a sampling sponge: A device for swabbing a surface and collecting a substance therefrom comprises a handle and a sponge releasably mounted to the handle. The handle includes at least one gripping member adapted to engage the sponge and retain the sponge mounted to the handle in a first position of the gripping... Agent: Labplas Inc.
20130118276 - Trace evidence collection method: A method of collecting trace evidence comprises covering a surface with a sheet material comprising a sheet of material having a first side and a second side. The first side comprises an active side exhibiting an adhesion peel force after activation by a user which is greater than an adhesion... Agent:
20130118277 - Disposable animal fecal sample kit: A disposable animal fecal sample kit including a fecal sample holding bag having a resealable closure adjacent an opening at one end thereof, and a hollow fecal sample collector tool to be stored within the fecal sample holding bag. The collector tool can have a notch formed at one end.... Agent:
20130118278 - Dust test system: A dust test system includes a test chamber, a vibration apparatus mounted on the test chamber and a vibration control circuit electrically connected to the vibration apparatus. The test chamber is adapted to accommodate an electronic device. The vibration apparatus includes a vibration sieve mounted on the test chamber and... Agent: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (wuhan) Co., Ltd.
20130118279 - Measuring instrument: A measuring instrument includes a display on which measurements are displayed. The display is provided by an organic electroluminescent panel or an electronic paper including an assembly of organic electroluminescence devices and includes: a display controlling section that displays a plurality of scale segment images at an equal interval and... Agent: Mitutoyo Corporation05/09/2013 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20130111968 - Sample analysis device for determining samples in a sample matrix and method for determining samples in one or several matrices: A sample analysis device is provided for determining samples in a sample matrix with several sample volumes. The device includes: a receiving device with a receiving facility for a sample matrix comprising a plurality of sample volumes; a first measuring device configured to determine samples in the sample matrix, by... Agent: Seramun Diagnostica Gmbh
20130111970 - Compositions for testing smoke detectors: A composition of matter is provided for testing smoke detectors. The composition includes an oligopolymeric siloxane and a fluorinated, propene-based propellant. The composition is non-flammable under all reasonably foreseeable conditions of use. The oligopolymeric siloxane may comprise phenyl trimethicone (INCI) (International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook), as typified by Dow... Agent:
20130111969 - Methods for retrofitting natural gas meters: Disclosed are methods for diagnosing poor performance of natural gas meter stations which utilize tube bundle flow conditioners upstream of orifice plates and methods for retrofitting the natural gas meter stations to improve accuracy of orifice measurements. Diagnostic methods include making measurements of decibels of sound upstream and downstream of... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.
20130111972 - Method and apparatus for quality of seal and package integrity testing: Testing methods and equipment are provided for fast, non-destructive testing of the quality of seal and/or integrity of a package. According to certain embodiments, dynamic impact characterization is used to determine whether a loss of pressure due to a leak in the package occurs. The methods and equipment can be... Agent: University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc `
20130111971 - Sensor: A sensor structure includes a mass element (104, 204) and a support element (106, 206) for the mass element, either or both of the elements including carbon nanostructures (106, 114, 206) at least some of which are mutually non-parallel, the mass element and support element being configured such that upon... Agent:
20130111973 - Method and apparatus for evaluating dynamic forces: In a method and apparatus for determining the level of dynamic force required to cause damage to an electronic device, the electronic device may be placed beneath a ram assembly of a dynamic impact testing device. Thereafter, the ram assembly may be used to impact the electronic device to determine... Agent: Texas Instruments Incorporated
20130111974 - Gas sensor and method for producing the same: The invention relates to a gas sensor for detecting gas in the air, especially formaldehyde. The sensor comprises at least one gas-sensitive zone which is preferably a layer on a substrate and which contains the ternary compound In4Sn3O12 as the gas-sensitive material. In order to produce the gas-sensitive zone, a... Agent: Eberhard Karls UniversitÄ T TÜ Bingen
20130111975 - Photo-acoustic, multi-band, multi-cavity gas detection system: A single gas detector combines a dual cavity photo-acoustic gas sensor with a common microphone and common source. Electrical outputs from the microphone can be analyzed to determine an analyte gas concentration in the local region being monitored. Radiant energy from the common source can be directed into both cavities... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130111976 - Low cost humidity and mold indicator for buildings: A low-cost, easily manufactured humidity and mold indicator for buildings that incorporates a one-piece transparent plastic injection-molded body. Appearance of a warning icon or a change in color alerts the owners or occupants of a building to a hidden leak and thereby prevents costly structural damage, cosmetic damage and mold... Agent:
20130111977 - Chemical sensor: The application describes methods and apparatus for chemical sensing, e.g. gas sensing, which have high sensitivity but low power operation. A sensor is described having a flexible membrane comprising a III/N heterojunction structure configured so as to form a two dimensional electron gas within said structure. A sensing material is... Agent: Stichting Imec Nederland
20130111979 - Device for measuring blood alcohol concentration: A device for measuring blood alcohol concentration for detecting the alcohol concentration from the blood of the unconscious driver as well as the driver's breath, comprises a first body including a coupling recess into which the blood collection module is coupled and a heater for heating the coupled blood collection... Agent: Datech Co., Ltd.
20130111978 - Sample analyzer and method of analyzing a sample: A sample analyzer includes a first measurement unit, a second measurement unit, a detection section which detects information about an amount of a sample in a sample container before the first measurement unit aspirates the sample in the sample container, and a control section. Based on a detection result by... Agent: Sysmex Corporation
20130111980 - Device for determining a composition of a fuel mixture by means of a coaxial waveguide through which the fuel mixture is flowing: A device for determining a composition of a fuel mixture is provided, in particular for determining an ethanol component and/or a water component in the fuel mixture. The device includes at least one housing having at least one electrically conductive housing element through which the fuel mixture is able to... Agent:
20130111981 - Multi-axle joint shifting loading apparatus for processing center and detection method for static stiffness distribution: Disclosed is a processing center multi-axis joint deflection loading apparatus comprising a load-receiving test piece and a load-exerting component. The load-exerting component is constituted by a steel ball, a cap, a ball socket, a bent board, a force sensor, a connection component A, and a connection component B. The connection... Agent: Xi'an University Of Technology
20130111982 - Systems and methods for use in monitoring operation of a rotating component: A system for use in monitoring operation of a rotor assembly is provided. The system includes a plurality of clearance sensors including at least a first clearance sensor configured to measure a distance between the first sensor and a surface of a lockwire tab, and a monitoring unit coupled to... Agent:
20130111983 - Throttle twist grip: A throttle twist grip includes a housing, a grip tube rotatable about an axis of rotation relative to the housing, a position detector having a position indicator and a sensor operable to detect relative position of the grip tube relative to the housing, a holder shaped to receive part of... Agent: Gustav Magenwirth Gmbh & Co.
20130111984 - Footprint test apparatus and method of use: Provided is an apparatus for testing an associated tire. The apparatus may comprise a substantially transparent test platform. The test platform may comprise a low friction test surface. The low friction test surface may comprise a layer of lubricant. The layer may be less than 3 millimeters thick The apparatus... Agent: Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC
20130111985 - Method for efficient pressure and inflow testing of a fluid containment system through real time leak detection with quantification of pvt effects: A method for testing a well system comprising providing fluid into a chamber of the system, measuring a change in fluid pressure within the chamber and measuring a temperature change of fluid within the closeable chamber.... Agent: Intelliserv, LLC
20130111986 - Fluid detection apparatus: Fluid detection apparatus including fluid non-retention members and fluid detection members is disclosed. The fluid non-retention members have concave curved portions having a concavity in an outwardly direction from the respective fluid detection member. The fluid non-retention members are configured to prevent retention of the fluid on at least one... Agent:
20130111987 - Level detection device in a casting equipment and relative detection method: A level detection device in casting equipment oscillating linearly, in a manner concordant with a substantially vertical direction of advance of molten steel in the casting equipment at a desired frequency of oscillation includes the device oscillating at the same frequency and disposed at a predetermined operating height. The device... Agent: Danieli Automation Spa
20130111988 - Water well gauge: The present invention is a well gauge used to indicate the relative depth of water inside a shallow well. Specifically, the present invention is water well gauge with a calibrated pipe, which visually displays various quantities of water within the well. The calibrated pipe or the floating shaft of the... Agent:
20130111989 - Coupling for rotor balancing: Systems, devices and methods according to these exemplary embodiments provide couplings or interfaces usable, for example, in the high speed balance testing of rotors are provided. A coupling includes a main body portion having an extended thin portion therein which is configured to fit a shaft of the balancing machine... Agent:
20130111990 - Oscillation apparatus with atomic-layer proximity switch: An oscillation apparatus comprising: a frame; a first proof mass coupled to the frame via a spring; a driving circuit operatively coupled to the first proof mass and the frame, wherein the driving circuit is configured to induce oscillatory motion of the first proof mass relative to the frame at... Agent:
20130111992 - Proof mass positioning features having tangential contact surfaces: A micro electromechanical system (MEMS) includes a substrate, a first curved surface located at a position above a surface of the substrate, and a second curved surface generally opposite to the first curved surface along a first axis parallel to the surface of the substrate, wherein the first curved surface... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130111993 - Micro inertial measurement system: A micro inertial measurement system includes a housing, a sensing module, and a damper. The sensing module includes a rigid sensing support, a measuring and controlling circuit board mounted on the rigid sensing support and an inertial sensor set on the measuring and controlling circuit board. The inertial sensor includes... Agent: Sz Dji Technology Co., Ltd.
20130111994 - System and method for strain and acoustic emission monitoring: A device is provided for monitoring strain and acoustic emission in an object. The device includes: a strain measurement portion operable to measure strain; an adhesive layer disposed on the strain measurement portion; and a peel-off mask disposed on the adhesive layer. In an example embodiment, the strain measurement portion... Agent: Resensys LLC
20130111995 - Destruction-free and contactless inspection method and inspection apparatus for surfaces of components with ultrasound waves: The invention relates to a method of nondestructive and contactless testing of components (3), wherein ultrasonic waves (6) are irradiated onto the surface of the component (3) at a predefinable, non-perpendicular angle of incidence (9) using an ultrasonic transmission sound transducer (1) arranged spaced apart from the surface of the... Agent:
20130111996 - Apparatus for determining gauge profile for flat rolled material: A gauge profile apparatus (100) includes a gauge profile system (104) and a lap count system (106) for determining an average three-dimensional profile over the length of a sheet coil (10). The gauge profile system (104) includes a lap profile measuring device (112) which will make a distance determination between... Agent:
20130111997 - Method and apparatus for detecting internal rail defects: An ultrasonic rail inspection system designed to detect defects in a rail which result from longitudinal cracks that propagate in the horizontal and transverse plane of the rail. Detection of this type of defect is possible by directing an ultrasonic beam into the rail at a predetermined angle from the... Agent:
20130111998 - Electromagnetic acoustic transducer system: A method and apparatus for an electromagnetic acoustic transducer. An apparatus comprises a conductive material and a current inducer. The conductive material is configured to generate a magnetic field, wherein the magnetic field has magnetic flux lines that are substantially fixed and the conductive material has a temperature that is... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130111999 - Method and device for non-destructive material testing by means of ultrasound: A method is described for non-destructive material testing on a workpiece comprising an electrically conductive material using EMUS transducers, each of which has a magnet unit for locally introducing a magnetic field into the workpiece, and also has a radio frequency (RF) coil arrangement, which interacts with the magnetic field.... Agent:
20130112000 - Ultrasonic sensor: Disclosed herein is an ultrasonic sensor, including: a case partitioning an inner space; a temperature-compensation ceramic maintaining a temperature of a sensor to be constant; sockets accommodating the temperature-compensation ceramic; a negative (−) terminal and a positive (+) terminal connected to the sockets, respectively; a piezoelectric ceramic connected to the... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20130112001 - Acoustic wave detector and acoustic wave measurement apparatus: An acoustic wave detector includes: a transducer; and a light reflecting member which is positioned between the transducer and a subject surface that is irradiated with the light, and which reflects scattered light on the subject surface. The light reflecting member includes a first reflecting surface and a second reflecting... Agent: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
20130112002 - Nucleic acid collection device and nucleic acid collection amount estimation method: The present invention provides a nucleic acid collection device that can estimate the nucleic acid collection amount when collecting nucleic acids from a biological sample containing nucleic acids. The nucleic acid collection device comprises a sucking and discharging unit for sucking in and forcing out a sample containing nucleic acids,... Agent: Arkray, Inc.
20130112003 - Pressure gauge: A pressure gauge has an indicator needle and a scale plate. A preset pressure indicating member extending along a pressure scale in a circular arc pattern is slidably attached to a front wall of a case, and provided with a first display section. An opaque shield portion provided with a... Agent: Koganei Corporation
20130112004 - Differential pressure gauge: A sensor assembly including a flexible member having a first end and a second end, a rotating member connected to the second end of the flexible member, a positional element disposed on the rotating member, and a sensor capable of sensing a movement of the positional element. A movement of... Agent: Gammon Technical Products, Inc.
20130112005 - Apparatus and method for testing the adhesive strength of a coating on a substrate: A device for testing the adhesive strength of a coating on a substrate, containing a unit for generating mechanical stress in a predefinable surface area of the coating and an evaluation system, which contains a unit for image acquisition and a unit for evaluating the cracks that occur, wherein the... Agent:
20130112006 - Determining magnitude of compressive loading: An apparatus for determining a magnitude of a compressive load applied to a piston including a compliant film disposed between first and second elements is provided. The apparatus includes a first part movable with the first element in a movement direction along which the magnitude of the compressive load is... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130112007 - Fouling resistant flow metering system: Appurtenances added to a pipe mitigate the effects of upstream valves, sluice gates or pipe elbows to condition the pipe flow for accurate flow rate detection by a reverse propeller meter. Further appurtenances allow the reverse propeller meter to be used in extreme debris situations such as weeds, vines and... Agent: Rsa Environmental
20130112008 - System and method for determining fluid speed: A flow speed sensor arrangement is provided for measuring a flow speed of a fluid stream relative to an object. The arrangement comprises a first obstructive body having a first forward facing surface and two lateral edges and a second obstructive body having a second forward facing surface. The second... Agent: Tao Of Systems Integration, Inc.
20130112009 - Coriolis mass flow meter and components thereof: A Coriolis mass flow meter and components thereof. One such component being a conduit having an inlet, an outlet, and a curved shape extending therebetween, and defining therein a flow path lying in an imaginary plane. The inlet and outlet each have an internal cross-sectional area having a first dimension... Agent: Precim Ltd.
20130112010 - Sensor element, force detecting device, and robot: A sensor element is formed by, when an α axis, a β axis orthogonal to the α axis, and a γ axis orthogonal to the α axis and the β axis are set, laminating piezoelectric substrates and electrodes in the γ axis direction. The sensor element includes connecting sections arranged... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130112012 - Device forming a pressure sensor, method for producing such a sensor and application in the production of a touch screen: A device forming a pressure sensor is provided. The device includes: a substrate made of electrical insulation material including a first reservoir, a second reservoir in communication with the first reservoir and of which two internal walls are each equipped with an electrode, and a flexible membrane made of an... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
20130112013 - Ring shear apparatus considering wall-slip effect: A ring shear apparatus for measuring a shear strength of soil samples. The ring shear apparatus considering a wall-slip effect including: an upper ring for forming a first accommodation portion having a ring shape in which soil samples are accommodated; a lower ring for forming a second accommodation portion that... Agent: Korea Institute Of Geoscience And Mineral Resources (kigam)
20130112011 - Sensor element, force detecting device, robot and sensor device: A sensor element includes a piezoelectric substrate made of a trigonal single crystal and an electrode arranged on the piezoelectric substrate. The substrate surface of the piezoelectric substrate includes an electrical axis of crystal axes. An angle θ formed by the substrate surface and a plane including the electrical axis... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130112014 - Analyzer and transportation device: An analyzer comprising: a first measurement unit for measuring samples; a second measurement unit; and a transportation device operable to transport a plurality of sample containers accommodated in a first rack and containing samples and a plurality of sample containers accommodated in a second rack and containing samples, to the... Agent: Sysmex Corporation
20130112015 - Tip for pipetting device including a part capable of protecting said device: A tip capable of being fitted onto the body of a device for pipetting a liquid including a distal part intended for receiving the liquid sampled by the pipetting device, said distal part having a free distal end via which the liquid is aspirated and discharged, a middle part, joined... Agent: Biomerieux
20130112016 - Container and cap for a biological specimen: A container for collecting a biological specimen is provided that includes a peripheral wall extending from a base. The container further includes a longitudinal tower disposed within the container. The tower forms a partition within the container to form at least a first chamber and a second chamber therein, wherein... Agent: Tripath Imaging, Inc.
20130112017 - Ion generation using wetted porous material: The invention generally relates to systems and methods for mass spectrometry analysis of samples. In certain embodiments, the invention provides a mass spectrometry probe including at least one porous material connected to a high voltage source, in which the porous material is discrete from a flow of solvent.... Agent:
20130112018 - Automated system for selectively processing a sample: The invention relates to a method and a system (100) for selectively processing a sample (130) according to one of a plurality of different assays, for example for detecting a certain target component in the sample. The system comprises a plurality of (typically disposable) cartridges (110) in which the processing... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20130112019 - Physical quantity detection device, physical quantity detector, and electronic device: A physical quantity detection device includes: a base; a movable portion, provided in the base through a coupling portion, which is displaced in accordance with a change in a physical quantity; a physical quantity detection element which is fixed across the base and the movable portion; and a mass portion... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130112020 - Biomaterial test apparatus including a disc: A biomaterial test apparatus includes a disc having a top surface and a bottom surface, and including at least one biomaterial test site, and a magnetic substance disposed in the disc, and including a protruding portion that protrudes toward the bottom surface of the disc.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.05/02/2013 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20130104620 - Verification system for large-scale weighing machine and self-location loading-unloading load measuring device: A verification system for a large-scale weighing machine comprises at least four tension frameworks penetrating through a weighing platform hole preset on a weighing platform surface of the weighing machine, for connecting to a weighing platform foundation and being disposed perpendicular to the weighing platform surface, at least four self-location... Agent:
20130104621 - Piston prover apparatus, method and system: A piston prover apparatus, method and system for accurately measuring the flow rate of a fluid by the measurement of the position of an internal piston. The piston can be integrated with a poppet valve arrangement located within a cylinder in order to permit fluid (e.g., cryogenic fluid) to pass... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130104622 - Auto-ranging for time domain inertial sensor: A method for adjusting the accuracy of a time-domain inertial sensor comprising the following steps: operatively positioning a harmonic oscillator of the time-domain inertial sensor between two capacitive plates; initiating harmonic oscillation of the oscillator in a first plane by creating with the capacitive plates a capacitively forced pulse; monitoring... Agent:
20130104623 - System and method for testing shock-resistance of an object: An impact test system includes an impact body, a rotating device and a stationary device. The rotating device is configured to rotate around a central axis holding a test object. The stationary device supports an impact body and can move the impact body into the circular path of the test... Agent: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
20130104624 - Measurement circuit for a breath alcohol device: Measuring ethanol vapour concentration comprising; introducing an ethanol vapour sample into a fuel cell that is adapted to generate an output which is proportional to the ethanol vapour concentration of the ethanol sample; a voltage measurement circuit; a current measurement circuit; and means to switch the fuel cell output either... Agent: Pfk Electronics (pty) Ltd.
20130104625 - Gas sensor element and gas sensor: A gas sensor element (100) includes a laminate of a detection element (300) and a heater (200), and a porous protection layer (20) covering a forward end portion thereof. The laminate has a measuring chamber (107c) into which a gas-to-be-measured is introduced via a diffusion resistor (115). The porous protection... Agent: Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
20130104626 - System and method for diagnosing faults in an oxygen sensor: A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes an error period module and a sensor diagnostic module. The error period module determines an error period based on an amount of time that a first air/fuel ratio and a desired air/fuel ratio are different. A first oxygen sensor... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130104648 - Torsional sensor including a high-pressure sealing mechanism and system for measurement of fluid parameters: A torsional sensor including a high-pressure sealing mechanism for sensing at least one parameter of a high-pressure fluid. The torsional sensor includes a torsional portion including a torsional rod sensor, a reference portion coupled to the torsional portion and including a transducer device and a high-pressure sealing mechanism coupled to... Agent: General Electric Company
20130104649 - Sensor device: A sensor device may comprise a base portion extending in a depth direction of a container, a pair of electrodes attaching to a surface of the base portion and a filter portion surrounding the pair of electrodes. In a plan view perpendicular to the depth direction of the container, a... Agent: Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
20130104627 - Knock sensor for internal combustion engine: A sensor main body includes a piezoelectric element, which outputs a signal in response to vibration generated from an engine. A sensor support body is configured into a tubular form and supports the sensor main body. The sensor support body has a bolt receiving hole, which extends through the sensor... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130104628 - Condition determining: A method and apparatus are disclosed for determining a condition at an item of media container. The method includes the steps of locating a suction element at a pick up region of a container, selectively connecting a source of negative pressure to the suction element, determining a pressure at the... Agent: Ncr Corporation
20130104629 - Holder for measuring permeability of unconsolidated sediment: Disclosed is a holder for measuring a permeability of an unconsolidated sediment. The holder includes a sediment installation part having a solid sediment attached to opposite ends of an unconsolidated sediment along a longitudinal direction; a transverse pressure supply part installed to surround the sediment installation part to supply a... Agent: Korea Institute Of Geoscience And Mineral Resources
20130104630 - Automated capillary viscometer: A measurement apparatus and method for determining a viscosity of a fluid are disclosed. A predetermined pre-fill portion of a sample of the fluid is injected into a capillary at a predetermined flow rate. The pressure differential across the capillary is determined, and the measurement is aborted when the measured... Agent: Freeslate, Inc.
20130104631 - Pump for liquid chromatograph, and liquid chromatograph: A pump controller causes a first plunger pump and a second plunger pump connected in series or in parallel to perform intake and compression actions alternately at substantially constant cycles, sets a pressurizing chamber of one of the plunger pumps to a state of a higher pressure than the pressurizing... Agent:
20130104632 - Biochip: A biochip including a chip body, a first electrode and a second electrode is provided. The body has a first accommodating cavity, a second accommodating cavity and a micro-fluid channel. The micro-fluid channel is connected with the first accommodating cavity and the second accommodating cavity. The first electrode has a... Agent: Wistron Corporation
20130104633 - System for determining an analyte in a water sample: A system for determining an analyte in a water sample includes at least one stationary sampling site identification transmitter at a sampling site. The at least one stationary sampling site identification transmitter is configured to wirelessly transmit a sampling site identification. A mobile sample container is configured to take a... Agent: Hach Lange Gmbh
20130104634 - Manual testing instrument and manual testing method for examining the condition of wood: The present invention provides an instrument and a method for examining the condition of column-shaped or cylindrical sections of objects. It comprises a drive device having a drill chuck, which holds a drill needle that can be driven by the drive device, and a guiding device for guided insertion of... Agent: Iml-instrumenta Mechanik Labor Gmbh
20130104635 - Method for detecting a rotation angle: A method for detecting a first rotation angle of a first shaft of an engine is provided, whereby a first marking carrier with sensor-readable markings is provided, whereby the markings form a first marking pattern that has marking sections having at least one first and a second marking section. The... Agent: Dspace Digital Signal Processing And Control Engineering Gmbh
20130104636 - Electric actuation of a valve based on knowledge of the closing time of the valve: A method is provided for determining a time duration for an electric actuation of a valve which has a coil drive, in particular of a direct-injection valve for an internal combustion engine. The method may include a deactivation of a current flow through a coil of the coil drive, such... Agent:
20130104637 - Exhaust treatment methods and systems: A control method for monitoring a selective catalytic reduction (“SCR”) device is provided. A control method includes adjusting an existing efficiency threshold based on a dosing adaptation value to determine an efficiency threshold. The dosing adaptation value represents an adjusted value of a supply of reductant based on a determined... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC
20130104638 - Nox sensor diagnosis device and selective catalytic reduction system: A NOx sensor diagnosis device which can diagnose validity of a NOx sensor by considering an environmental condition and can prevent erroneous diagnosis, and a selective catalytic reduction system are provided. The device provided in an exhaust pipe of an engine E and diagnosing a NOx sensor that detects NOx... Agent:
20130104639 - Checking device for checking automotive suspension system: A checking device for checking automotive suspension system comprises a rod and a work piece fixed on the rod. The work piece includes a work surface for pressing against a tread portion of the wheel. Rotating the rod can make the wheel and the suspension system connected thereto sway in... Agent:
20130104640 - Indirect tire pressure monitoring systems and methods: Embodiments relate to indirect tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMSs) and methods that utilize anti-lock braking system (ABS) signals. In embodiments, information from the ABS Hall signal is obtained before pulse forming. The information can be analyzed for resonance within the ABS sensor. In some embodiments, the digitized information can be... Agent:
20130104641 - Apparatus and methods for orienting, stabilizing, or stably operating a logging tool: A logging tool, toolstring (10), or element (19) comprises a stabilizer including a pair of moveable, rigid, main stabilizer arms (23, 24) that each is pivotably secured adjacent to one another at one end to the logging tool or toolstring. As a result the arms (23, 24) are moveable between... Agent:
20130104642 - Method and system of determining constituent components of a fluid sample: Determining constituent components of a fluid sample. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including: creating electromagnetic energy with a wavelength in the infrared region; directing the electromagnetic energy into a fluid sample; modulating the electromagnetic energy at a modulation frequency; directing the electromagnetic energy that passes through... Agent: Landmark Graphics Corporation
20130104644 - Coiled member measuring device: A coiled member measuring device includes a main frame fixedly anchored in relation to the outer casing or the coiled member handling device of a well and an inner housing supported by the main frame for unrestricted lateral movement in at least two different directions transverse to one another and... Agent:
20130104643 - Tool for testing downhole tubing: A tool for testing a tubular has a shaft with a fluid passageway connecting a first port and one or more second ports. A sealing element seals against the tubular member. The shaft moves relative to the sealing sleeve between an open position in which the first port is in... Agent:
20130104645 - Calculating downhole cards in deviated wells: Diagnosing a pump apparatus having a downhole pump disposed in a deviated wellbore characterizes axial and transverse displacement of a rod string with two coupled non-linear differential equations of fourth order, which include axial and transverse equations of motion. To solve the equations, derivatives are replaced with finite difference analogs.... Agent:
20130104646 - Net solar radiometer: An improved net radiometer that measures the total net difference between incoming solar and surface reflected radiant short-wave solar energy flux, and inclusive of the down and upwelling long-wave infrared terrestrial radiant energy flux, within the combined short-wave and long-wave far infrared spectral range is disclosed. Disclosed are net radiometers... Agent: Accuflux Inc.
20130104647 - Apparatus for determining and/or monitoring a process variable of a medium: An apparatus for determining and/or monitoring at least one process variable of a medium in a container which comprises a mechanically oscillatable structure, which has at least one oscillation characteristic dependent on the process variable, an electromechanical transducer having at least one piezoelectric element, which excites the structure, by means... Agent: Endress + Hauser Gmbh + Co. Kg
20130104650 - Cycle cranks, cycles, methods of measuring a cycle crank angular position: A cycle crank includes a first portion for attachment to a cycle and a second portion spaced from the first portion for attachment to a pedal; wherein the crank includes a sensor for determining, in use, a value representative of a force applied to the crank; an angular rate sensor... Agent: Bf1systems Limited
20130104652 - Driving circuit for a microelectromechanical gyroscope and related microelectromechanical gyroscope: A driving circuit for a gyroscope device provided with a micromechanical detection structure having a driving mass, which is driven in resonance condition and elastically coupled to which is a sensing mass for enabling detection of angular velocity; the driving circuit has: a set of driving electrodes, coupled to the... Agent: Stmicroelectronics S.r.l.
20130104651 - Inertial sensor with off-axis spring system: An inertial sensor (20) includes a drive mass (30) configured to undergo oscillatory motion and a sense mass (32) linked to the drive mass (30). On-axis torsion springs (58) are coupled to the sense mass (32), the on-axis torsion springs (58) being co-located with an axis of rotation (22). The... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
20130104653 - Mems hemispherical resonator gyroscope: A MEMS gyroscope is provided. A substrate can be formed with a substantially planar surface, a substantially hemispherical cavity extending into the surface, an actuation electrode, and a plurality of sensing electrodes. A resonator formed from a substantially hemispherical shell can be suspended within the cavity by a stem coupling... Agent: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
20130104654 - Micromechanical component and method for manufacturing a micromechanical component: A micromechanical component includes: a substrate; a seismic weight joined to the substrate at a first suspension mount; at least one first electrode for measuring a motion of the seismic weight in a first direction, the first electrode being joined to the substrate at a second suspension mount; and at... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130104655 - Fiber optical accelerometer: A fibre optical accelerometer comprising a base structure, a first seismic mass movably coupled to the base structure through a first hinge element, a second seismic mass movably coupled to the base structure through a second hinge element, an optical fibre coupled to the first and second seismic masses at... Agent: Bruel & Kjaer Sound & Vibration Measurement A/s
20130104656 - Electronic damper circuit for mems sensors and resonators: An apparatus includes a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) device including a mass anchored to a substrate. The MEMS device is configured to generate an output signal indicative of motion of the mass with respect to the substrate. The MEMS device includes a feedback module configured to provide a control signal to... Agent:
20130104657 - Ultrasonic particle measuring system: An ultrasonic particle measuring system having an ultrasonic transducer with at least one ultrasonic transducer element and at least one coupling element, wherein, during operation, acoustic signals are transmittable and receivable by the ultrasonic transducer element via the coupling element, wherein the coupling element is embodied as an acoustic lens,... Agent: Endress + Hauser Flowtec Ag
20130104658 - Ultrasonic transducer driving ciruit and ultrasonic image display apparatus: An ultrasonic transducer driving circuit configured to supply an output current and/or an output voltage to an output line for driving an ultrasonic transducer is provided. The ultrasonic transducer driving circuit includes a first current discharge circuit configured to allow a current arising from electric charges accumulated in the ultrasonic... Agent:
20130104659 - Method for non-destructive testing: At least one location on a component is to be inspected by performing non-destructive testing. The components to be tested typically include piping and plate materials or a structural component. The components to be tested are typically storage and transmission components. A guided wave probe is installed on the component... Agent: Amerapex Corporation
20130104660 - Ultrasonic sensor for value documents, transducer module for said sensor, and method for manufacturing the ultrasonic sensor: An ultrasonic transducer module for an ultrasonic sensor for detection and/or examination of value documents which includes at least one piezoelectric ultrasonic transducer with electrical connecting strands, and a mounting module for holding the ultrasonic transducer for mounting on a connection support. The mounting module has conducting paths which are... Agent: Giesecke & Devrient Gmbh
20130104661 - Method and apparatus for range resolved laser doppler vibrometry: In accordance with various aspects of the disclosure, a method and apparatus is disclosed for optically resolving one or more vibrating objects at an unknown distance using a vibrometer. The vibrometer includes a processor, a memory, and an optical device including a transmitter and a receiver. The method includes transmitting... Agent: Raytheon Company
20130104662 - High frequency vibration system: A method and apparatus for testing an object. A testing unit comprises a base structure, a contact structure, and piezoelectric transducers. The piezoelectric transducers are located between the base structure and the contact structure. A preload is present on the piezoelectric transducers.... Agent: The Boeing Company
20130104663 - 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:
20130104664 - Flexible container inspection: An apparatus for testing flexible containers traveling along a production line is disclosed. The apparatus includes a compression assembly in line with the production line. The compression assembly has a flexible section for directly contacting and applying a predetermined compression over a predetermined distance to a plurality of containers as... Agent: Teledyne Instruments, Inc.
20130104665 - Strain sensors, methods of making same, and applications of same: In one aspect, the present invention relates to a layered structure usable in a strain sensor. In one embodiment, the layered structure has a substrate with a first surface and an opposite, second surface defining a body portion therebetween; and a film of carbon nanotubes deposited on the first surface... Agent: Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Arkansas
20130104666 - Load detection device for vehicle seat: A load detection device for a vehicle seat includes a strain generating body including a first end hole, a second end hole and a strain gauge, a first fixing member including a first middle shaft portion and a first end shaft portion, a second fixing member including a second middle... Agent: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
20130104667 - Ultrasonic flow rate measuring device and ultrasonic flow rate measuring method: An ultrasonic flow rate measuring device which measures a flow rate of a medium flowing in the tube body, when one of a plurality of the ultrasonic transmitting-receiving means transmit an ultrasonic wave as a transmitting means, by making another one of a plurality of the ultrasonic transmitting-receiving means receive... Agent: Kabushikigaisha Izumi Giken
20130104668 - Method and apparatus for measuring volume flow rate of liquid flowing into a container and/or volume of liquid which has flowed into the container: A method and apparatus for measuring volume flow rate of a liquid flowing into a container and/or volume of the liquid flowed into the container, with which method, respectively with which apparatus a high measure of automation is achievable in microfluidic systems, especially in the field of analysis Before liquid... Agent: Endress + Hauser Conducta Gesellschaft Fur Mess - Und Regeltechnik Mbh + Co. Kg
20130104669 - Pressing force input device: An operation body is oscillatably supported by a fulcrum member. One side of the operation body is in contact with a projection of an actuator of a pressing force sensor, and a preload is applied to another side of the operation body by a compression coil spring as a preloading... Agent: Alps Electric Co., Ltd.
20130104671 - Arrangement for the direct contacting of contact mechanism and associated connection unit for a pressure measurement cell: An arrangement for the direct contacting of contact mechanism has a first contact mechanism arranged on a contact carrier and a second contact mechanism. The second contact mechanism acts with a predetermined contact force on the first contact mechanism. The contact carrier includes a plastic injection premolding of galvanizable plastic... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130104670 - Test system for measuring and evaluating dynamic body forces: A test system configured to impart a body disturbance to a test specimen and measure motion or displacement of the test specimen in response to the input body disturbance. The system includes one or more actuator devices configured to replicate motion or displacement of the body imparted through the original... Agent: Mts Systems Corporation
20130104672 - Force sensing apparatus and robot arm including the same: A multi-axis force sensing apparatus that is installed at an operational end of a surgery robot and is capable of measuring force acting upon the operational end and a robot arm including the force sensing apparatus includes a body that is elastically deformable and has a pipe form extending along... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20130104673 - Automatic sampler for granulation coating apparatus: In a pan coating apparatus provided with a rotating drum, a sampling portion is provided at a leading end portion of a sampling pipe extending inside and outside the rotating drum. The sampling portion swings between a pickup position A and a suction position D within the drum. The sampling... Agent: Freund Corporation
20130104674 - Aquatic macroinvertebrate subsampling equipment: The present invention refers to the subsampler and to a subsampling method that allows for the execution of environmental monitoring without the use of large sample volumes, thus ensuring specimen wealth and expedited analyses.... Agent: Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz
20130104675 - Bale sampler: A system for sampling a bale of fibrous material is provided including a transportation mechanism for moving the bale from a first point to a second point and a first gripper for obtaining a sample from the bale when the bale is at a position between the first point and... Agent: H.w.j. Designs For Agribusiness, Inc.
20130104676 - In-pipe inspection robot: Provided is an in-pipe inspection robot which moves along a path in a pipe to inspect suspected areas such as cracks in the pipe. An in-pipe inspection robot in accordance with an exemplary embodiment of the present invention has a configuration in which two or more operating units having a... Agent: Industry-academic Cooperation Foundation Yonsei University
20130104677 - Physical quantity detection device, physical quantity detector, and electronic apparatus: A physical quantity detection device includes: a base portion; a movable portion supported by the base portion via a joint and shifting in accordance with a change of a physical quantity; a physical quantity detection element extending over the base portion and the movable portion; a first support member extending... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation
20130104678 - Anthropomorphic phantom for medical imaging systems: An anthropomorphic phantom for medical imaging systems is disclosed, which is configured with organ models designed to mimic the three-dimensional shape of human organs, and also by the arrangement of plate-like first connecting elements inside their corresponding organ models, lesion phantoms for simulating tumors can be fixedly secured inside the... Agent: Institute Of Nuclear Energy Research Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan04/25/2013 > patent applications in patent subcategories.
20130098136 - Method for calibrating large fixed electronic scale: A method for calibrating large fixed electronic scale is provided. The method applies an auxiliary verification device to calibrate the large fixed electronic scale without using a weight and includes following steps of: loading and unloading every supporting point on the scale table board of the scale by at least... Agent: Fujian Metrology Institute
20130098137 - Tonometer calibration tool: A tool for calibrating a non-contact tonometer (NCT) comprises a body having a mating feature configured for removably mounting the body on the nosepiece or on the measurement head of the NCT, a pressure sensor carried by the body and arranged to receive an air pulse discharged by the NCT... Agent: Reichert, Inc.
20130098138 - Sonic resonator system which applies a rarefaction wave to a composite structure at a specific location to test bond strength: Disclosed herein is a sonic resonator system for use in testing the adhesive bond strength of composite materials. Also disclosed herein are a method of calibrating the sonic resonator system to work with a particular composite bond joint, and a method of non-destructive testing the “pass-fail” of the bonded composite... Agent:
20130098139 - Tribometer: A test apparatus and methods of measuring wear of a material with a laser displacement measurement apparatus based upon displacement of a test sample of the material or the wear of a testing surface and a specimen. A lubricant test method and apparatus measures the thickness of a lubricant film... Agent: Tribis Engineering, Inc.
20130098140 - Process analytic instrument with multi-tube connection: A process analytic instrument includes an analytical module configured to analyze a process fluid and a removable tube carrier coupled to the analytical module. The analytical module has a plurality of inlet ports in a sealing surface. The removable tube carrier has an end with a plurality of apertures aligned... Agent: Rosemount Analytical Inc.
20130098141 - Localized deposition of polymer film on nanocantilever chemical vapor sensors by surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization: Cantilever chemical vapor sensors that can be tailored to respond preferentially in frequency by controlling the location of deposition of an adsorbing layer. Cantilever chemical vapor sensor having a base, one or more legs and a tip are fabricated using a gold layer to promote deposition of a sorbing layer... Agent: California Institute Of Technology
20130098142 - Method and device for measuring aerosols in a large volumetric stream: The invention discloses a particle measurement device (1) having at least one particle concentration device (2a, 2b, 2c), having a particle detection device (8a, 10a, 8b, 10b, 8c, 10c), adapted to detect particles in a volume stream. The particle concentration device further comprises a detection device (36a, 36b, 36c) adapted... Agent:
20130098143 - Fuel vapor leak detecting device and fuel vapor leak detecting method using the same: A fuel vapor leak detecting device includes a pump, a housing having a pump passage connected to the pump, a switching valve, a pressure detector, and a control device detecting a shutoff pressure that corresponds to an interior pressure of the pump passage detected by the pressure detector when the... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130098145 - Method of measuring an interaction force: A system and method of measuring an interaction force is disclosed. One embodiment includes providing a method of measuring an interaction force including providing a microelectromechanical transducer. The transducer includes a body, a probe moveable relative to the body, and a micromachined comb drive. The micromachined comb drive includes a... Agent: Hysitron Incorporated
20130098144 - Microelectromechanical transducer and test system: A microelectromechanical transducer and test system is disclosed. One embodiment includes a body, a probe moveable relative to the body, and a micromachined comb drive. The micromachined comb drive includes a plurality of sensing capacitors forming a differential capacitive displacement sensor, each sensing capacitor comprising a plurality of comb capacitors... Agent: Hysitron Incorporated
20130098146 - Catalyst deterioration detection apparatus and catalyst deterioration detection method for internal combustion engine: Provision is made for a catalyst that is arranged in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine and has an oxidation function, downstream side temperature detection means that detects the temperature of an exhaust gas at a downstream side from the catalyst, and addition means that adds a reducing... Agent: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
20130098147 - Method and device for simulating a body that is moved in a translational or rotational manner: A method and a device for simulating a body that is moved in a translational or rotational manner. The method includes detecting a force that acts on the body or a torque (MW), and assigning a reference mass or a reference moment of inertia (Jsoll) to the body. The force... Agent: Kristl, Seibt & Co. Gesellschaft M.b.h.
20130098148 - Tire uniformity through identification of process effects using singlet tire regression analysis: A system and related method for improving tire uniformity includes identifying at least one candidate process effect and a corresponding process harmonic number for each process effect. A given uniformity parameter, such as radial or lateral run-out, balance, mass variation, radial lateral or tangential force variation, is measured for each... Agent:
20130098149 - Method, apparatus, and program for detecting tire having decreased air pressure: A method for detecting a tire having decreased air pressure based on wheel rotation information obtained from the tire attached to a vehicle in which there is a predetermined difference between front and rear wheel loads. The method includes the steps of acquiring wheel rotation information obtained from the tire,... Agent:
20130098150 - Flow-meter probe: The invention provides a probe for a flowmeter which can be employed in various flow measuring devices utilizing semiconductor or ceramic thermistors. The invention comprises an apparatus for determining the fluid flow rate of a liquid passing through a conduit made of a material having a low thermal conductivity, comprising... Agent:
20130098151 - Capacitive sensor and method for making the same: The present invention relates to capacitive sensors for measuring humidity and moisture and to an improved process for making the same. The fabrication process for a capacitive sensor having a multi-layer electrodes for measuring humidity and moisture comprising disposing the multi-layer interdigitated electrodes in a multi-layer polyimides; providing a plurality... Agent:
20130098152 - Inertia sensor: This invention is directed to provision of high-performance inertial sensor that can sustain SNR even in an environment where vibration disturbance exists. A vibration type inertial sensor comprises: two deadweights (2, 3); means (C1, C2, C3, C4, +vd, −vd) for displacing the two dead weights in the anti-phase; two sets... Agent:
20130098153 - High range digital angular rate sensor based on frequency modulation: A digital angular rate sensor system based on frequency modulation (FM) of the rotation rate. The new approach relies on tracking of the resonant frequencies of two high-Q mechanical modes of vibration in a MEMS vibratory gyroscope to produce an inherently digital measurement of the input angular rate. The disclosed... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20130098154 - Piezoresistive micromechanical sensor component and corresponding measuring method: A piezoresistive micromechanical sensor component includes a substrate, a seismic mass, at least one piezoresistive bar, and a measuring device. The seismic mass is suspended from the substrate such that it can be deflected. The at least one piezoresistive bar is provided between the substrate and the seismic mass and... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh
20130098155 - Physical quantity sensor and method of making the same: A physical quantity sensor includes a sensor portion, a casing, and a vibration isolator. The casing includes a supporting portion with a supporting surface that is located to face an end surface of the sensor portion. The vibration isolator is located between the end surface of the sensor portion and... Agent: Denso Corporation
20130098156 - Method for analyzing vibration property of member including piezoelectric element: A method for accurately and speedy analyzing vibration property of head suspension including a piezoelectric element that moves a head according to voltage application. The method comprises a displacement obtaining step obtaining displacement of each node point of the piezoelectric element by voltage application to the piezoelectric element, a reaction... Agent: Nhk Spring Co., Ltd.
20130098157 - Ultrasonic sensor: As a transmitting horn or a receiving horn attached to a transmission element or a reception element of an ultrasonic sensor, a horn enclosure with two acoustic horn bodies having a dimensional difference ΔLh of a quarter λ/4 of the wavelength λ of an ultrasonic wave U in the propagation... Agent: Riso Kagaku Corporation
20130098158 - Ultrasonic non-destructive testing: An apparatus and method for ultrasonic non-destructive testing provides an elongate strip of ultrasound transmissive material coupled at a proximal end to an object under test. The elongate strip has a transverse cross-section with a width and thickness giving an aspect ratio greater than unity and matched to the ultrasonic... Agent: Imperial Innovations Limited
20130098159 - Low pass filter semiconductor structures for use in transducers for measuring low dynamic pressures in the presence of high static pressures: A semiconductor filter is provided to operate in conjunction with a differential pressure transducer. In one embodiment, a method comprises receiving, at a filter, a pressure, wherein the pressure includes a static pressure component and a dynamic pressure component; filtering, by the filter, at least the dynamic pressure component of... Agent: Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.
20130098160 - Sensor with fail-safe media seal: The present disclosure relates to sensors that are exposed to media during use. In some cases, a sensor assembly includes a sensor element positioned on a substrate, where the sensor element may be mechanically and electrically connected to the substrate and may be in fluid communication with a media inlet... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130098161 - Manometer with a pressure transforming device: A manometer includes a pressure gauge, a cylinder having a larger cross-section and an outlet, and a tubular coupler fluidly communicated with the cylinder and having a source-side port. A piston is fitted in and fluid-tightly slidable relative to the cylinder to define a fluid subchamber in communication with the... Agent:
20130098162 - Pressure measurement member: A pressure measurement member includes an insulation bottom layer, a flexible insulation top layer and at least one spacer. The insulation bottom layer has a bottom conductive element on the surface thereof. The flexible insulation top layer has a top conductive element on the surface thereof adjacent to the insulation... Agent:
20130098163 - Erythrocyte mechanical fragility tester using disposable cartridges: A device for testing erythrocyte membrane mechanical fragility that incorporates single-use disposable containers for holding cell samples, the device comprising: a stressor for subjecting a sample comprising red blood cells to a mechanical stress capable of causing hemolysis, wherein said sample remains within a disposable component during the subjecting; and... Agent: Blaze Medical Devices, LLC
20130098164 - Triboluminescent optical fiber sensor: A sensor that can be used for in-situ structural health monitoring with a triboluminescent material provided on a portion of an optical fiber that may be embedded in materials to be structurally monitored. Damage to the monitored material may result in a triboluminescent emission from the triboluminescent material that can... Agent: Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
20130098165 - Mobile anchor tester: A mobile anchor tester for testing an earth anchor or a deadman or any other suitable assembly. A mobile system is provided for testing in-ground anchors, the system including a mobile platform, such as a trailer or the bed of a pickup truck having a horizontal support surface spaced above... Agent:
20130098166 - Measuring device and method for measuring the flow rate of a medium flowing through a measuring tube: A measuring device (1) is provided for measuring the flow rate of a medium (5) flowing through measuring tube (3). The measuring device (1) contains means for generating a constant magnetic field (B) perpendicular to the flow direction (v) of the medium (5) and at least two decoupling regions (7,... Agent: Zylum Beteiligungsgesellschaft Mbh & Co. Patente Ll Kg
20130098167 - Flow cell for a flow meter: A flow cell that includes a sensor body with internal cable channels for routing cables from the sensor ports to communicate with a flow meter is disclosed.... Agent: General Electric Company
20130098168 - Construction for mounting ultrasonic transducer and ultrasonic flow meter using same: Ultrasonic transducers are attached in a direction of compressing O-ring provided in a housing with a flow passage. Biasing means makes contact with and presses these ultrasonic transducers and at multiple points. A screw is provided for locking this pressing means to the housing. This enables the use of O-ring... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20130098169 - Food machine, in particular machine for processing and producing sausage, and method of operating the same: A food machine, in particular a machine for processing and producing sausage, with a step, and a corresponding method, wherein the food machine includes a safety device for detecting whether a person is standing on the step when the step is in a projecting step-on position.... Agent: Albert Handtmann Maschinenfabrik Gmbh & Co. Kg
20130098170 - Biocompatible pressure sensor and manufacturing method thereof: Provided are a biocompatible pressure sensor which can be implanted into a body to wirelessly measure an internal pressure of the body outside the body, and a method of manufacturing the biocompatible pressure sensor. The biocompatible pressure sensor includes a coil inductor, a capacitor electrically connected with the coil inductor... Agent: Korea Institute Of Science And Technology
20130098171 - Apparatus for sampling carbon particle: Disclosed is an apparatus for sampling carbon particles emitted, for example, from a charcoal kiln, including: a sampling tube introducing samples including carbon particles from a carbon particle emission source; a first manifold collecting the samples introduced from the sampling tube; a first suction means transferring the samples from the... Agent: Korea Institute Of Science And Technology
20130098172 - Apparatus and method for stabilization of a moving sheet relative to a sensor: A sheet of material is received at a sensor assembly, which includes a sensor operable to measure a property of the sheet. An air flow is generated that is substantially tangential to the sheet in order to at least partially control a position of the sheet relative to the sensor... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20130098173 - Device for measuring parameters or for taking samples in molten iron or steel: A device is provided for measuring parameters or for taking samples in molten iron or steel and for taking samples of slag resting on the melt. The device includes a carrier tube having an immersion end, a lateral circumferential surface, and a measuring head arranged on the immersion end. At... Agent: Heraeus Electro-nite International N.v.
20130098174 - Method for measuring particles adhering to a body: The aim of the present disclosure is to reliably measure particles (3) adhering to a body (1). To this end, particles are transferred from the body (1) to a test body (2) and measured thereon. In this way, for example, the performance of dust collectors for, for example, pharmaceutical tablets... Agent:
20130098175 - Bearing ring with an additional component and method for producing such a bearing ring: The invention relates to a bearing ring produced from a straight profile bar that is bent to an annular shape and where the bearing ring is joined in a flash butt welding process, and where the bearing ring further comprises an additional component enclosed within the bearing ring material. The... Agent:
20130098177 - Apparatus for dissolution experiment of mineral: The apparatus for dissolution experiment of mineral according to the inventive concept includes a main body including frames, a mounting unit including a container whose mouth is open so as to contain an alkaline solution, a first mineral sample and a second mineral sample contacting with each other in the... Agent: Korea Institute Of Geoscience And Mineral Resources (kigam)
20130098176 - Flat laminate, symmetrical test structures and method of use to gauge white bump sensitivity: A symmetrical, flat laminate structure used to minimize variables in a test structure to experimentally gauge white bump sensitivity to CTE mismatch is disclosed. The test structure includes a flat laminate structure. The method of using the test structure includes isolating a cause of a multivariable chip join problem that... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20130098178 - Platform for suspended sensor stabilization: A sensor stabilization platform and method for installation in an enclosure is described, wherein the platform can be lowered into the enclosure from the enclosure's entry way (without requiring a person to enter the enclosure) and properly oriented to provide the structural support/securing capabilities needed for a sensor that is... Agent:Previous industry: Metal deforming
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