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Sensing Apparatus

Sensing Apparatus patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

07/10/14 - 20140190265 - Accommodation of different type of sensors in vibration monitoring system using external input or daughter board wtih interchangeable operating hardware
An apparatus and method for a monitoring system for operating equipment is provided. The monitoring system includes a first sensor having first operating parameters. A first printed circuit board includes an electrical circuit and signal processing hardware. A first sensor is in electrical communication with a second printed circuit board...

04/17/14 - 20140102203 - Standing wave amplification device for vibration signal collection and ladle slag vibration signal detection method
A standing wave amplification device for vibration signal collection includes a sensing rod (11) acting as standing wave transmission medium. A standing wave formation device includes two fixing support devices (12) distributed along the axial direction and connecting the sensing rod (11) to an operating arm (14). The two fixing...

03/27/14 - 20140083195 - System for making available information which represents a vibration state for the operation of vibration-emitting machines, in particular construction machines
A system for making available information which represents a vibration state for the operation of vibration-emitting machines, in particular construction machines, comprising at least one measuring station (12, 12′, 12″) having at least one sensor (20) for detecting at least one variable which relates to the vibration state and having...

03/20/14 - 20140076054 - Method of and apparatus for measuring strength of ultrasonic waves
A method of and an apparatus for measuring the strength of ultrasonic waves are provided. They are capable of measuring the strength of ultrasonic waves easily and at low cost without using a sound pressure meter. The ultrasonic wave strength measuring apparatus has a particle source soaked in a cleaning...

03/13/14 - 20140069195 - System and method for vibration analysis
An exemplary analyzer, such as a circuit breaker analyzer, method, and system are provided for use in determining the mechanical condition of a device, such as a circuit breaker, appliance, machine, equipment, or other mechanical system. In one embodiment the analyzer is implemented using a smartphone or other smart device...

02/06/14 - 20140033823 - Annular seismic sensor node
A seismic sensor node comprising an annular body (2) with an annular cutting edge (3) at one end. One or more seismic sensors (8, 9) are coupled to the annular body (2). The annular body (2) surrounds a duct (5) which is open at either end to permit liquid to...

11/21/13 - 20130305827 - Apparatus for monitoring a rotating machine part
An apparatus for monitoring a machine element (02), which moves with respect to a base and rotates about its own axis, having a sensor (06) and evaluation electronics (09). According to the invention, the sensor (06) and the evaluation electronics (09) and also a power supply unit and a transmitter...

10/31/13 - 20130283920 - Multi-function detection liner for manufacturing of composites
A multi-function detection liner is applied to a non-cured composite material at the point of manufacturing for building a composite part. The detection liner includes a first insulative layer and a first conductive layer. The detection liner is configured to be detectable from a plurality of non-destructive inspection tests. The...

10/24/13 - 20130276541 - Vibration meter
A compact vibration meter has at least two vibration sensors which sense vibrations at regions of a support element, the detected vibrations being adjusted to the frequency range to be sensed by the respective sensor....

10/03/13 - 20130255387 - Vibration device and method for manufacturing vibration device
a first electrode provided on a first surface of the semiconductor substrate; a protective layer provided on the first surface and covering an end section of the first surface; and a vibration element having a vibration section, a mass adjusting section located on the vibration section and a second electrode....

09/19/13 - 20130239691 - Device for measuring the vibrations generated in a material
A device (D) for measuring the vibrations generated in a material, includes at least two separate modules, namely: a first module including a sensor provided with a membrane stretched over a rigid part, and a second module including a stressing device capable of generating vibrations by friction inside the material....

09/12/13 - 20130233083 - System for determining vibration characteristics of a motor vehicle
A system for determining vibration characteristics of a motor vehicle having a sensing arrangement (8) adapted to sense vibrations of the vehicle or a vehicle part, and an electronic processing means (11) adapted to apply an algorithm (12) for evaluating signals from the sensing arrangement (8) and for determining vibration...

07/25/13 - 20130186203 - Sensor configuration
A sensing unit includes four uniaxial sensors each capable of detecting a movement component along a respective axis having a respective orientation and arranged such that the angles between any two of said respective orientations of said respective axes are substantially equal, wherein the uniaxial sensors are arranged such that...

07/25/13 - 20130186204 - Control device
The invention relates to a control device comprising a housing (2) with a first housing part (20) and a second housing part (21), a printed circuit board (3) arranged in the housing (2), a plug element (4) which has a plurality of contacts (40) and is connected to the printed...

05/30/13 - 20130133430 - Power circuit and portable ultrasound detecting device comprising same
A power circuit is provided. The power circuit comprises an input terminal configured to receive a DC input, a DC-DC converting module configured to convert the DC input received at the input terminal into one or more DC outputs at predefined ratings, and a parameter configuring module configured to configure...

05/30/13 - 20130133431 - Input device
An input device is connectable to a headphone that includes a speaker unit. The input device includes a vibration detection unit for detecting an electrical signal output from the speaker unit thereby to detect vibration of the headphone from the detected electrical signal on the basis of a preset vibration...

04/11/13 - 20130086986 - Vibrating meter including an improved meter case
A vibrating meter is provided. The vibrating meter includes one or more conduits formed from a first material. The vibrating meter further includes a driver coupled to a conduit of the one or more conduits and configured to vibrate at least a portion of the conduit at one or more...

04/04/13 - 20130081471 - Electromechanical transducer device and analyte information acquiring apparatus
To suggest an electromechanical transducer device with a high S/N ratio, an electromechanical transducer device includes a first substrate; electromechanical transducer elements two-dimensionally arrayed on a front surface of the first substrate and configured to provide conversion between acoustic waves and electric signals; an electric wiring substrate that is a...

12/20/12 - 20120318065 - Monitoring device for a viscoelastic material
A device for monitoring a viscoelastic material by subjecting the sample to vibration and analyzing the response of the sample to such vibration. According to the invention, the sample (13) is placed in a chamber (20) situated between a vibration source (22) and a vibration sensor (25), these elements being...

09/13/12 - 20120227503 - Plant biosensor and method
A system in accordance with an embodiment of the present disclosure comprises at least two electrodes coupled to an electromagnetically sensitive bio-organism and control logic configured to predict an earthquake based upon signals produced by the electrodes in response to an electromagnetic signal....

09/06/12 - 20120222486 - Absorption target for measuring power of high-intensity focused ultrasound
An absorption target for measuring power of high-intensity focused ultrasound, comprising a container and a cone target cluster. The cone target cluster includes basic units with the same geometrical shape. The upper part of each basic unit is a pyramid, and the lower part of each basic unit is a...

08/30/12 - 20120216620 - Resonator including a passivation layer, a vibrating sensor including such a resonator, and a method of manufacture
A resonator has a body of silicon-based material with at least one resonant part having at least one portion covered in an electrical conduction layer and at least one portion not covered in a conduction layer. The portion of the resonator not covered in a conduction layer is covered in...

06/21/12 - 20120152023 - Vibration test arrangement
Vibration test arrangements incorporate an isolation device. In order to allow the isolation device to operate on one side only of a component subject to vibration testing a clamp association is provided between isolation elements. An abutment pressure to retain and present the component is generated between the isolation elements...

06/07/12 - 20120137780 - Structure for attaching vibration sensor to storage device
A structure for attaching a vibration sensor to a storage device having a recording or reproducing head that records on or reproduces from a recording medium, includes: a first vibration sensor which is provided on a first outer surface of a base of the storage device, and detects vibration in...

03/15/12 - 20120060614 - Image sensing device
An image sensing device according to the present invention includes: an optical portion that is driven to form an optical image in any state; a sensor portion that acquires, as an image signal, the optical image formed by the optical portion; a sound collection portion that acquires an acoustic signal...

03/08/12 - 20120055254 - Drive circuit and physical quantity measuring device
In order for keeping the amplitude of the excitation current of a vibrator constant irrespective not only of the temperature variation but also of the manufacturing variation and the variation in frequency, a comparison control circuit for controlling the amplitude of the drive signal for exciting the vibrator includes a...

12/29/11 - 20110314920 - Device and method for studying a study area by means of an acoustic wave
A device includes a substrate 5, an emission source 1 emitting an acoustic beam from the first surface 7 of the substrate 5 towards the second surface 6 of the substrate 5, first reflection element 11 arranged so that, after reflection, the beam has a propagation direction substantially parallel to...

12/22/11 - 20110308318 - Insolation sensor for solar light intensity
An insolation sensor is disclosed and is used to determine a solar light intensity as a basis for evaluating electric power generated by solar modules exposed to the solar light intensity. The insolation sensor includes an outer surface including a light entrance window, and at least one photo sensor configured...

09/01/11 - 20110209550 - Sound sensor array with optical outputs
Two or more sound sensors are placed in a space of interest. Each sensor has a light-emitting output. Each sensor can be positioned at a specific location, such as at an ear location for a seated listener. An excitation source can provide a specified acoustical energy stimulus to the space....

08/25/11 - 20110203377 - Absolute displacement detection method and absolute displacement sensor using the method
An absolute displacement sensor 1 includes a sensor housing 2 serving as a detection object; a mass body 3 having a mass m which is movably supported by the sensor housing 2 with a spring coefficient k and a damping coefficient c; a detecting means 4 which electrically detects a...

07/28/11 - 20110179876 - Capacitance type vibration sensor
A capacitance type vibration sensor has a substrate including a hollow portion, a vibration electrode plate, which is arranged facing the hollow portion at an upper surface side of the substrate and which performs film vibration upon receiving vibration, and a fixed electrode plate which is arranged facing the vibration...

07/14/11 - 20110167915 - Monitoring system for an assembly that is subject to vibrations
A monitoring system for an assembly that is subject to vibrations. The system has a first unit for monitoring vibrations. The monitoring system permits the connection of a sensor unit that detects one or more measured values. A measured value converter with inputs for one or more measured values is...

06/30/11 - 20110154904 - Specialized restraint systems for amusement rides
The patron restraint system for amusement rides includes a locking receiver with a locking assembly for engaging a restraining strap. The engagement of the restraining strap in the locking receiver can be verified by a ride operator by visual or physical inspection, or by a sensor system indicating the locked...

05/19/11 - 20110113887 - Method for the elastic installation of detection devices on pipelines and suitable device therefor
With a certain pipeline, either buried or deposited on a sea/lake bottom, the formation of critical faults is determined and localized, which arise in the walls of the pipeline, or the development of an already localized fault is monitored, through sensors regularly distributed along the pipeline, and fixed to the...

04/21/11 - 20110088478 - Compact tilt and vibration sensor and method for manufacturing same
A tilt and vibration sensor incorporating a plurality of electrodes and a conductive spherical. body which is turned on and off by the moving displacement of the spherical body, and which may be remarkably reduced in size and may have high performance and high operating sensitivity, high durability, and high...

04/21/11 - 20110088479 - Ultrasonic sensor
An ultrasonic sensor that has a simplified structure, ensures high water resistance, and shortens the manufacturing time. An ultrasonic sensor includes a transducer, an electronic circuit substrate on which an electronic circuit is arranged to process an ultrasonic signal transmitted and received via the transducer, and a housing including a...

02/03/11 - 20110023613 - Detection of anomalous movement in a reciprocating device
Embodiments of the invention relate generally to the detection of anomalous or aberrant movement of a reciprocating element in a reciprocating device and, more particularly, to the analysis of one or more components of a vibration signal produced by such anomalous or aberrant movement of the reciprocating element. One embodiment...

02/03/11 - 20110023614 - High sensitivity geophone
A geophone including a plurality of ferromagnetic masses (e.g., magnets) disposed to oscillate on one or more compliant elements (e.g., springs) in a manner that produces a steep flux gradient at one or more conductive coils is disclosed. The magnetic masses are positioned with like poles facing each other so...

12/23/10 - 20100319457 - Device for improved response when measuring vibration frequency of a vibrating object
A device for measuring a vibration frequency of a mechanically vibrating string or rod, comprising a microwave transmitter for directing microwaves towards the vibrating string and a microwave receiver for receiving the microwaves amplitude modulated by the frequency of mechanical vibration. A member is arranged close to a vibration maximum...

11/18/10 - - Order tracking method and system
The present invention describes an order tracking system (200) and method (100) for tracking at least one order from mechanical and/or acoustic vibrations generated by a periodic excitation process of a physical system. The order tracking system (200) comprises a means for obtaining (212) a mechanical and/or acoustic vibration data...

09/16/10 - 20100229649 - Ultrasound sensor with membrane
The invention relates to an ultrasonic sensor (2) in particular a motor vehicle ultrasonic sensor, comprising a housing (4), and a diaphragm (6) which is supported in or on a section (12) of the housing (4) and which has a diaphragm base (8) and a substantially cylindrical wall section (18)...

07/15/10 - 20100175475 - Device and method of testing a vibrating device
A device of testing a vibrating device includes a housing, a connector, an indicator, and a vibrating sensing apparatus. The connector, the indicator, and the vibrating sensing apparatus are mounted with the housing, and electronically connected in series. When the test device is vibrated by a portable electronic device received...

07/15/10 - 20100175476 - Vibration sensor
and, the field coil and the permanent magnet are arranged to interact in such a way that any vibration of the permanent magnet induces current flow in the field coil and/or induces vibration of the permanent magnet in the field coil....

07/15/10 - 20100175477 - Acoustic sensor
A vibrating electrode plate 24 that senses a sound pressure faces a counter electrode plate 25 to constitute a capacitance type acoustic sensor. In the counter electrode plate 25, acoustic perforations 31 are opened in order to pass vibration, and plural projections 36 are provided on a surface facing the...

02/04/10 - 20100024560 - Disc resonator gyroscope fabrication process requiring no bonding alignment
A method of fabricating a resonant vibratory sensor, such as a disc resonator gyro. A silicon baseplate wafer for a disc resonator gyro is provided with one or more locating marks. The disc resonator gyro is fabricated by bonding a blank resonator wafer, such as an SOI wafer, to the...

12/31/09 - 20090320604 - Sensor system
The present invention discloses a sensor system (70) for use in the directional installation of subsea well conductors (50a, 50b, 50c). The sensor system enables the orientation and position of the conductor to be determined such that the conductor can be installed accurately into the required position....

12/24/09 - 20090314091 - Induction sensor to measure vibrations of a turbo-machine rotor blade
An induction sensor measures vibrations of a turbo-machine fan blade. The induction sensor comprises a magnet and an induction coil wound upon the magnet transversely to the lines of the magnetic field generated by the magnet....

08/06/09 - 20090193900 - Order tracking method and system
The present invention describes an order tracking system (200) and method (100) for tracking at least one order from mechanical and/or acoustic vibrations generated by a periodic excitation process of a physical system. The order tracking system (200) comprises a means for obtaining (212) a mechanical and/or acoustic vibration data...

07/09/09 - 20090173159 - Method for generation of thz frequency radiation and sensing of large amplitude material strain waves in piezoelectric materials
Strain waves of THz frequencies can coherently generate radiation when they propagate past an interface between materials with different piezoelectric coefficients. Such radiation is of detectable amplitude and contains sufficient information to determine the time-dependence of the strain wave with unprecedented subpicosecond, nearly atomic time and space resolution....

06/11/09 - 20090145233 - Carbon nanotube-quartz resonator with femtogram resolution
Methods for sensing and building sensors provide for adding nanotubes to a sensor to improve characteristics such as the Q-factor associated with the sensor. Mass loading and damping characteristics of micromachined quartz crystal resonators on which a thin film of debundled single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) has been deposited are disclosed....

05/28/09 - 20090133503 - Discharge inspection mechanism, recording device, discharge inspection method, and discharge inspection program
When vibrations that may adversely affect the results of inspecting recording fluid discharge occur during the discharge inspection, properly discharging nozzles may be determined to be not functioning normally or faulty nozzles may be determined to be functioning normally. A vibration sensor is therefore used to detect vibrations in the...