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Device for determining the quality and solidness of the vascular wall
A device for determining the quality and solidness of the vascular wall is provided for testing tissue samples and includes opposed first and second fixation...
System for preloading piezoelectric actuators and method
A system for preloading piezoelectric actuators includes a fixture, a preloading mechanism configured to apply a mechanical force to a piezoelectric element...
System and method of measuring quasi-static force with a piezoelectric
A system and method employing a piezoelectric sensor for quasi-static force measurement substantially free of drift and with improved low-frequency response....
Internally switched multiple range transducer
There is disclosed an internally switched multiple range transducer. The transducer employs a plurality of individual pressure sensors or Wheatstone bridges...
Low pressure sensor device with high accuracy and high sensitivity
Pressure non-linearity in a low pressure sensor device formed from a silicon diaphragm with an embedded piezoresistive transducer is reduced by using a shallow...
Oil pressure sensor
A novel oil pressure sensor includes component parts simply stacked up from bottom to top, namely a main body, a separator, an induction unit, a press board, an...
Method and apparatus for troubleshooting noise/vibration issues of
There is provided a method for troubleshooting noise/vibration issues of rotating components, the method comprising: receiving an audio signal of the rotating...
Guided wave pipeline inspection system and method with enhanced natural
A method for the nondestructive inspecting of coated or uncoated pipeline, using ultrasonic guided waves excited on the outer or inner pipe surface, wherein at...
Method for inspection of metal tubular goods
A method for predicting the performance of tubular goods includes using a computer readable three-dimensional representation of tubular good which includes...
Bidirectional readout circuit for detecting direction and amplitude of
capacitive MEMS accelerometers
There is provided a bidirectional readout circuit for detecting direction and amplitude of an oscillation sensed at a capacitive microelectromechanical system...
MEMS force balance accelerometer
Microelectromechanical (MEMS) accelerometer and acceleration sensing methods. A MEMS accelerometer includes a proof mass, a planar coil on the proof mass, a...
Angular velocity sensor
An angular velocity sensor includes a drive electrode section (26) for inputting a drive signal for driving a detecting element (21), a monitor electrode...
Measurement by gyroscopic system
A gyroscopic system is disclosed comprising at least a vibrating gyroscope, as a first mechanism of angle measurement, designed to provide a first measurement...
Temperature compensating sensor
An acceleration sensor for measuring an acceleration comprises a housing including a measuring-plate, which has a first surface. The measuring plate has a...
Capacitive sensor assembly for determining relative position
A capacitive sensor assembly for detecting relative movement or position between objects, such as liquid level in a tank or reservoir, movement of one machine...
Dual-string dynamometer for measuring dental handpiece power at high speed
and low torque
A dual-string tension dynamometer (1) utilizes two strings (10, 11) wrapped around approximately ninety degrees of a test wheel (12). The lateral forces (E, F)...
System and method for measuring deformation of an object in a fluid tunnel
A monitoring system for monitoring a test article includes a scanning system and a computer system. The test article may be positioned within a fluid tunnel....
Device and method for generating reference geometric data for tire
A split mold for vulcanizing a tire is held at a mold holding section, which is held on a rotatable base, and then a measuring section measures distances to an...
Tachometer for tires
A device for counting the rotations of a tire on a vehicle using the deformations that the tire undergoes on each rotation of the wheel, comprising a casing, a...
Electric fuel pump testing method and apparatus
A system and method for testing the operation of fuel pump is disclosed. The apparatus includes a pressure measurement portion, a flow measurement portion, an...
Texture measuring apparatus and method
A texture measuring apparatus that measures surface information of an object includes: a probe coming into contact with the object while moving on a surface of...
Miniaturized spring element and method for producing the spring element
A miniaturized spring element is intended to be particularly suitable for use as a beam probe or cantilever for detecting atomic or molecular forces, in...
Scanning probe microscope
A scanning probe microscope has a cantilever mounted to undergo oscillation movement over a surface of a sample. The cantilever has a probe on a distal end...
Nanotipped device and method
A dispensing device has a cantilever comprising a plurality of thin films arranged relative to one another to define a microchannel in the cantilever and to...
Reid vapor pressure analyzer with an air saturator
The present invention is directed to an analyzer for measuring the vapor pressure of a hydrocarbon liquid. The analyzer includes a pressure measuring system...
Milliwave melter monitoring system
A milliwave melter monitoring system is presented that has a waveguide with a portion capable of contacting a molten material in a melter for use in measuring...
Method for pressure testing a threaded component
A method for pressure testing a threaded component is provided. A cap includes a female threading that is matched with a threading of a first male threaded...
Chemical sampling and multi-function detection methods and apparatus
This invention describes a sample collection method that could release and collect residues of explosives and other chemicals from a surface; the described...
Scrub testing devices and methods
The invention provides, in one embodiment, a device for performing scrub testing on a plurality of samples simultaneously, including a plurality of scrubbing...
Electrically controlled hydraulic valve calibration method and system
A method of calibrating an electrically controlled hydraulic valve having a known relationship between flow rate through the valve and displacement of a valve...
Link for crimping tool
The invention relates to a link for a crimping tool (2) comprising at least two crimping dies (12,14,16,18) and two tool handles (6,8), where the movable link...
Folding device for a bending press, in particular an edging press
The invention relates to a folding device (1) for a bending press, in particular an edging press for a 180.degree.-folding brace on a workpiece (2) with a...
Method of stamping multilayer sheets
A method includes providing a sheet having layers characterized by different softnesses, providing a die component having a leading surface that is generally...
System and method for hemming components
A hemming system and method is taught. The system and method employs tool platen assemblies comprising an anvil and one or more beam assemblies which are...
Flange-forming system for tube and related methods
A system is configured for forming a flange at an end of a tube. The system includes a collar configured to receive the tube. A first roller engages the collar...
Apparatus for rotating a container body
An apparatus for rotating a container body that utilizes frictional forces rather than the engagement of gears to rotate the container body is provided. Such an...
Cleaning dies for hot forming of aluminum sheets
In substantial volume production operations involving hot blow forming or hot stamping of aluminum alloy sheet workpieces, debris largely comprised of particles...
Disengageable lock for motor vehicle locking system
A disengageable lock for a motor vehicle locking system includes a fixed stator, a sleeve, a rotor, a driver, and an indexer. The sleeve is mounted rotatably in...
Releasable lock for a motor vehicle locking system
A disengageable cylinder for a motor vehicle lock mechanism includes a fixed stator, a sleeve, a rotor, a driver, and an indexer. The sleeve is mounted in...
Ignition key switch mechanism
An ignition key switch mechanism for a vehicle having an automatic or semi-automatic gearbox comprises two solenoids and arranged at right angles to each other...
Security apparatus including locking head and attachment device
A security apparatus is disclosed. The security apparatus comprises an attachment device comprising a base, and a locking head configured to secure to the base....
Push-position indicator for appliance door
A push-push appliance door, e.g., for a front-load automatic laundry washer, includes a peripheral frame having a first cut-out configured to receive a...
A laundry drum comprises a drum having a cylindrical band (2), at least two rows of receptacles (4) defined on the cylindrical band (2), said receptacles (4)...
Tub having structurally strengthened rear wall and washing machine with
the same therein
A tub having a structurally strengthened rear wall and a washing machine with the same therein are disclosed. A washing machine includes a bearing housing...
Knitted products like slips, panties, trousers and mainly tights are closed in the crotch area (K) with at least a pair of opposed knitted-on elements (1A, 1B,...
Mold actuating and cooling assembly for a glassware molding machine
In a glassware molding machine, the half-molds of a mold are moved between an open position and a closed position and cooled by an actuating and cooling...
Jewelry with hidden compartment
An article of jewelry preferably in the form of a pendant having a hollow compartment therein which is accessible by a threaded or press fitted cap which upon...
Method and system for use with a consumable beverage
A system for use with a consumable beverage.
Adsorption heat exchanger with varying adsorbent
An adsorption heat exchanger (20) is constituted by a fin-and-tube heat exchanger. In the adsorption heat exchanger (20), a first tube column (41), a second...
An air conditioner according to an embodiment of the invention includes a refrigerator cycle unit having a variable speed compressor, an outdoor heat exchanger,...