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Perforated contact electrode on vertical nanowire array
Disclosed herein is a structure having: a support, a plurality of nanowires perpendicular to the support, and an electrode in contact with a first end of each...
Method for temperature compensation in MEMS resonators with isolated
regions of distinct material
Methods of forming MEMS resonators containing a first structural material and a second structural material to tailor the resonator's temperature coefficient of...
Integrated CMOS and MEMS sensor fabrication method and structure
A method of providing a CMOS-MEMS structure is disclosed. The method comprises patterning a first top metal on a MEMS actuator substrate and a second top metal...
Capacitive sensors and methods for forming the same
A device includes a semiconductor substrate, and a capacitive sensor having a back-plate, wherein the back-plate forms a first capacitor plate of the capacitive...
Feedback control of dimensions in nanopore and nanofluidic devices
Nanofluidic passages such as nanochannels and nanopores are closed or opened in a controlled manner through the use of a feedback system. An oxide layer is...
Support structure for TSV in MEMS structure
An embodiment is a method for forming a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) device. The method comprises forming a MEMS structure over a first substrate,...
Hybridly integrated module having a sealing structure
A hybridly integrated component includes an ASIC element having circuit functions which are integrated into the ASIC substrate; a layer structure on the ASIC...
Semiconductor device and manufacturing method thereof
A semiconductor device includes a substrate and a movable membrane proximal to the substrate. The semiconductor device further includes a mesa over the...
According to one embodiment, a pressure sensor includes: a support section; a film section; and a strain sensing element. The film section is supported by the...
Trapped sacrificial structures and methods of manufacturing same using
Trapped sacrificial structures and thin-film encapsulation methods that may be implemented to manufacture trapped sacrificial structures such as relative...
Article for remote operation of a spray container
An article for retaining a spray container having a spray nozzle for discharging contents stored in the spray container. The article includes an elongated...
Fuel or DEF dispenser having fluid temperature conditioning and control
A fluid dispenser has a housing in which fluid flow control components are located and at least one fluid conduit completing first and second fluid flow paths...
System, method and apparatus for monitoring fluid storage and dispensing
In one aspect, the invention relates to a system for monitoring a fluid dispensing system having a storage tank and a piping system having a maximum output flow...
Child safety faucet
A liquid dispensing apparatus with a child-safety feature which, in one preferred embodiment, does not permit dispensing unless both a dispensing handle and an...
Method and apparatus for engaging a beverage extraction device with a
Devices and methods for clamping a beverage extraction device to a beverage container, such as a wine bottle. One or more clamp arms may be arranged to clamp...
Handheld extendable pole with a rotatable tip designed to fit smoke
Some embodiments of the present disclosure include a collapsible system for depressing a button on a device, such as a smoke detector, that is out of reach. The...
Scissor-type lift assembly
The subject invention includes a lift system including a first scissor-type lift assembly and a second scissor-type lift assembly spaced from the first...
System and method for managing a current flow in a lift machine
There is provided an energy management system for managing a current flow in a machine having a lift element being vertically movable by a motor assembly. The...
Endless cable winch with overload protection
An endless cable winch includes a working cable, a housing, in which is mounted a driving cable pulley around at least a part of which the working cable is...
Method of actively controlling winch swing via modulated uptake and
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) including a winch system, wherein the winch system includes a winch line having a first end that is secured to the payload, and...
Arrangement for damping oscillation of loading member in crane
An arrangement for damping oscillation of a loading member in a crane includes a trolley, a hoisting mechanism, hoisting ropes, and a loading member. The...
Device and method for lifting and lowering a load
There is a method and a device for lifting and lowering respectively a load, the load having a lifting loop attached to the load. The device comprising: a first...
Method for replacing the ropes of an elevator, and an elevator
A method for replacing the elevator ropes in an elevator provided with at least a hoisting machine, a traction sheave and a counterweight, in which the elevator...
Elevator drive power supply control
An exemplary elevator control system includes an elevator drive. A safety chain is configured to monitor at least one condition of a selected elevator system...
Rope terminal assembly and an elevator
A rope terminal assembly of an elevator fixing an elevator rope to a fixing base such as an elevator unit, the elevator being suitable for transporting...
Elevator car control in a landing zone using a machine brake in response
to undesired car movement
An exemplary method is useful for controlling movement of an elevator car in an elevator system that includes a machine that selectively moves the elevator car...
Rotational hose reel
An improved apparatus and method for a hanging rotational hose reel includes a bracket for hanging the hose reel, a spool for winding a hose about a first...
Quick releasable seam
Apparatuses, systems, and methods for securing/releasing material are provided. For example, in one embodiment of the invention a releasable seam system that...
Pivoted belt clamp to align with belt twist during linear motion in print
A sheet stack aligning mechanism for a print job finishing machine is provided. The mechanism includes a belt driven in a reciprocating motion; a stationary rod...
Apparatus and methods for facilitating the removal of existing turf and
installing new turf
A turf cutter device, an infill extractor/collector device, and a turf wind-up device are used to facilitate the cost-effective removal of an infilled synthetic...
Sheet conveying apparatus and image forming apparatus
A sheet conveying apparatus includes first and second rotator pairs and a sheet detecting portion. The sheet detecting portion includes a moving member provided...
Finisher registration system using omnidirectional scuffer wheels
A sheet registration system is for use in connection with a finisher for a digital printing system. A scuffer carriage has omnidirectional scuffer wheels with a...
Sheet conveyance device
A sheet conveyance device including first to third conveyance units, independent driving unit, device driving unit, and control unit. The first conveyance unit...
Sheet feed device and image recording apparatus having such sheet feed
An image recording apparatus including a first tray having a first holding portion for holding sheets, a second tray disposed above the first tray and including...
Sheet conveying roller
The inventive sheet conveying roller has a double-layer structure including a tubular outer layer and an inner layer inserted directly in the tubular outer...
Sheet cassette, feeder, and image forming apparatus
A sheet cassette (1) includes a first sheet accommodation section (3), a second sheet accommodation section (5), and a restricting section (7). The restricting...
Method for loading loose iron ore partially treated by means of
A method for loading the hold of an ore carrier with loose ore, according to which the hold is loaded, consecutively, with a portion of the ore treated with a...
System for providing vacuum to a moving element
A system for providing vacuum to a moving element of a transport system, the system including a vacuum chamber on the moving element for storing vacuum, a...
Levitation air plate
To provide a levitation air plate that can be easily manufactured and can float a substance being conveyed such as a glass while maintaining its high rigidity...
Independent discharge sorting conveyor
A sorting conveyor for transporting objects and unloading objects at one or more unloading stations adjacent the conveyor. The sorting conveyor includes a...
Transport unit and transport apparatus
The present invention provides a transport unit comprising a base member, a transport mechanism and a positioning mechanism. The base member includes a bottom...
A chip feeder includes a feed pallet in which accommodating portions, in which chips are to be accommodated, are provided, a suction unit configured to perform...
Tiered communication scheme to embed conveyor ZPA and routing control
A two-level hierarchical communication architecture for segmented material conveyors having separate motor zones for sensing and control is presented herein....
Disclosed are various embodiments for a roller cover that can be installed in a conveyor system that includes a conveyor. The roller cover is positioned over a...
Device for producing an archimedes screw
Disclosed is a device for improving the method of manufacturing Archimedes screws by assembling sectors on a shaft without forming gaps, cutting edges or weak...
Apparatus and method for transferring containers to a handling machine
An apparatus for transferring containers to a handling machine that handles the containers cyclically in groups, comprising a conveying unit for transporting...
Systems and methods for controlling a conveyor in a mining system
Systems and methods for controlling a conveyor in a mining system. The conveyor includes a sprocket, a chain, a hydraulic cylinder, one or more sensors, and a...
Buildup shedding sprocket for driving a wire conveyor belt
A method and apparatus for driving a wire conveyor belt with a buildup shedding sprocket. When driving a belt in any application in which material is added to...
Guide device with wedge sliding surface for bulk conveyors
There is disclosed herein a guide device (1A) with a wedge sliding surface for bulk conveyors, said guide device being removably fixed to the head end of a...
Gripper, conveyor system, and method for operating such a conveyor system
A gripper for grasping and conveying objects while retaining the objects, and to a corresponding conveyor system and an operating method. The gripper has a...