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Optical encoder having a scale comprising a light guiding portion with
reflection surfaces and a light guiding...
An optical encoder includes a light projecting portion, a light receiving portion, and a scale arranged between the light projecting portion and the light...
State sensor systems and methods
Sensor systems comprising a magnetic circuit comprising a coil, a magnet, at least one of a ferromagnetic armature plate and a conductive armature plate,...
Variable reluctance sensor interfaces and methods of their operation
The embodiments described herein include systems with a variable reluctance sensor (VRS) interface and methods of their operation that may reduce the...
Sensor arrangement and method for operating a sensor arrangement
A sensor arrangement has a plurality of Hall sensor devices, each configured to provide a sensor voltage in response to a magnetic field intensity. A selection...
Projected synthetic vision
Projected synthetic vision methods, systems and computer readable media are disclosed. For example, a system can include one or more sensors, a terrain...
Directional location system for a portable electronic device
A method for a first portable electronic device to locate a second portable electronic device includes: determining location coordinates of the first portable...
Intelligent navigation instruction generator
A method includes obtaining a current location and a destination at a user navigation system, obtaining prior route information corresponding to routes taken by...
System and method for selecting and presenting a route to a user
A method and system are provided for selecting and presenting a route to a user. An exemplary embodiment includes storing a plurality of associations, each...
AMI visual routing
The present invention includes a method for sequencing a meter route. The method may include a step for adding routes or premises to a map. This step may be...
Facilitating location determination employing vehicle motion data
Location determination is facilitated based on motion data accumulated at a vehicle in cases in which a beacon is not available. One method includes receiving,...
Intelligent reverse geocoding
Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, for obtaining location information from a location source. A geographic reference point is...
Method and system for estimating aircraft course
A method of estimating a course of an aircraft includes: receiving a time series of location data indicating a plurality of locations along a route take by an...
Magnetic field compensation system and method thereof
A compass system configured to compensate for electromagnetic interference in a vehicle is provided that includes an electronic device that is sensitive to...
Method and apparatus for producing fiber optic gyroscope sensing coil
using B-stage adhesive coated optical fiber
An optical fiber with a b-stageable hybrid adhesive coating includes an optical fiber and an outer jacket. The outer jacket includes at least one layer that...
Vibration gyro element, gyro sensor, and electronic apparatus
A vibration gyro element includes drive vibrating arms and detection vibrating arms at the opposite side, and has a first detection mode in which the drive...
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...
Control section (160) is configured to measure the azimuth of electronic device (100) on the basis of the result detected by geomagnetic sensor (120) for...
Illuminating spirit level apparatus
An illuminating spirit level apparatus comprises a spirit level base having a first vial assembly, a second vial assembly, a light, and a battery. The vial...
Coordinate measuring device
A coordinate measuring device includes a carrier that automatically rotates about two axes and can be directed toward a measuring aid. The following are...
Method and system for recommending a default size of a wearable item based
on internal dimensions
A system for recommending a size of a wearable item implements a method that includes identifying a reference wearable item and a size for the reference...
Texture automatic monitoring system
A texture automatic monitoring system for measuring surface texture of a road surface compacted by a road roller is measured by texture measurement equipment...
Dry coating thickness measurement and instrument
Instruments for measuring and/or controlling the thickness of a coating applied to a substrate are provided. Methods for measuring the dry thickness of the...
Method for determining the orientation of two shafts connected via two
universal joints and a third shaft with...
A method for measuring and optionally correcting the angular offset of two shafts which are connected to one another by way of two universal joints and a third...
Three-dimensional position measurement system
A plurality of optical fibers is helically embedded in tubular installation layers on the outer circumferential surface of a shaped body having a circular cross...
Mark position detector, imprint apparatus, and article manufacturing
A detector for detecting a position of a mark comprises: an image sensing device; an optical system which projects the mark onto an image sensing surface of the...
Alignment sensor and height sensor
One embodiment relates to a device that senses alignment and height of a work piece. The device may include both an alignment sensor and a height sensor. The...
Rotation angle sensor
The rotational angle sensor for measuring the rotational angle of a shaft has two code disks, the first code disk of which is rotationally fixed to the shaft...
Form measuring apparatus and form measurement method
Stylus head displacer displaces a stylus head on a first measurement path. A path definer defines the first measurement path. A displacement controller controls...
Apparatus and method for measuring the erosion depth of a sputtering
The present invention discloses an apparatus and a method for measuring the erosion depth of a sputtering target, the apparatus for measuring the erosion depth...
Device for measuring surface dimensions of an object
The invention relates to a device for measuring surface dimensions of an object, comprising an elongate flexible material piece, which is supported on a roller...
A method of locating a feature of an object in which the method includes bringing a stylus of a contact probe mounted on a positioning apparatus into contact...
System for triggering a plurality of electronic detonator assemblies
A system for triggering includes a plurality of electronic detonator assemblies (11), where each electronic detonator assembly (11) is connected to a leading...
Method and apparatus to demilitarize munition energetics
A method of demilitarizing an energetic is disclosed. The method comprises indirectly heating the energetic in a chamber to a temperature below a combustion...
Resueable polyurethane projectile
Improvements in a reusable polyurethane projectile are presented. The reusable polyurethane projectile performs like a bullet or projectile because the...
Explosive device and mini depth charge grenade
An explosive device contains a water-reactive material that ignites upon exposure to water. The water-reactive material ignites a water-activated fuse that has...
System, method and computer program product for providing for a course
vector change of a multiple propulsion...
Embodiments relate to a projectile system, method and computer program product for controlling the flight of a projectile to make a course change by...
Indicator for an arrow
The various embodiments disclosed and pictured illustrate an indicator for determining if and/or where a projectile has struck a target. The illustrative...
Multi-component bullet with core retention feature and method of
manufacturing the bullet
A three component bullet with an improved core retention feature and a method of manufacturing the bullet includes a cylindrical jacket having an open end and a...
Reduced drag projectile
A reduced drag projectile is provided. The projectile includes a conductive shell that has a leading end and a trailing end. The conductive shell forms an...
Adaptor assemblies for arrow assemblies and arrow assemblies including
Adapter assemblies for arrow assemblies include an insert configured to be received within an arrow shaft and configured to be coupled to a point. The adapter...
Archery arrow having improved flight characteristics
The archery arrow having improved flight characteristics of the present invention is designed to improve the accuracy of the arrow which is equipped with a...
System for protection against missiles
Multiple embodiments of a system are disclosed for defeating enemy missiles and rockets by the use of a non-lethal cloud of pellets that collide with the...
Structural tunnel component for an armored vehicle
A structural blast tunnel for a vehicle includes a frame member, a first mounting interface, and a second mounting interface. The frame member includes an...
Coated ballistic structures and methods of making same
A durable ceramic and metallic coating has been applied to ceramic tiles to protect the tiles while undergoing a molten metal casting operation. The plasma...
Maritime ballistic safety carrier
A floatation member for ballistic carrier vest includes a first outer layer and an intermediate layer overlying the first outer layer. A peripheral edge of the...
Training aid for devices requiring line-of-sight aiming
The present invention is a novel apparatus for use as a training aid for devices that are aimed using line-of-sight methods, such as firearms and telescopes. A...
Gunshot detection stabilized turret robot
A mobile, remotely controlled robot comprising a robot drive subsystem for maneuvering the robot, a turret on the robot, a turret drive for moving the turret, a...
Interlocking turret system
A turret system for use with a firearm scope is provided, wherein the turret system comprises a plurality of turrets connected in an interlocked and telescoping...
Weapon safety device
Disclosed is a safety device that maintains a weapon inside a holster in a locked state without requiring the gun to be removed from the holster beforehand. In...
Direct spray type compressed air gun
A direct spray type compressed air gun includes: an air gun body having a handgrip mounted at the lower part thereof; a gun barrel mounted at front side of the...