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Dust detection apparatus and dust detection method
A dust detection apparatus includes a dust measuring unit that measures an amount of dust in air, a controller that determines a moving direction of the dust...
Polled time-of-flight response
Embodiments of a communication station and method for time-of-flight (ToF) location determination in a wireless network are generally described herein. In some...
Systems and methods for determining locations of wireless sensor nodes in
an asymmetric network architecture
Systems and methods for determining location information for sensor nodes in a wireless asymmetric network are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an apparatus...
Determining method, computer product, determining apparatus, and
A determining method executed by a processor includes obtaining distance information that indicates a distance between monitoring apparatuses disposed to...
Ultrasonic-wave communication system
Provided is an ultrasonic-wave communication system where the influence of ambient noise and the Doppler effect are suppressed and where a user of a portable...
Dual power-source communication testing apparatus and communication
testing method thereof
A dual power-source testing apparatus for testing a communication board and communication testing method thereof are disclosed. The communication testing...
Friction apparatus and method for measuring lubricity of downhole fluids
A lubricity testing apparatus may have a first surface configured for moving against a second surface, a second surface, a measurement device in communication...
Dynamic recipe control
Nutritional substance systems and methods are disclosed enabling the tracking and communication of changes in nutritional, organoleptic, and aesthetic values of...
Waveguide-based optical scanning systems
A scanning sensor system, methods of use and kits for detecting a biologically active analyte are provided. The scanning senor system includes a light source, a...
Water weather station for monitoring changes in water quality
This invention presents a Water Weather Station system and method for monitoring changes in water quality comprising a water quality monitoring unit, a digital...
Aspiration-free well plate apparatus and methods
A well plate includes a including a top portion, a bottom portion and a membrane disposed between the top portion and the bottom portion. The top portion...
A pressure indicator: a body having a pressure chamber which has an inlet for communication with a fluid; a resilient diaphragm having a periphery sealed...
Slip ring containment band
A slip ring has a rotating portion configured to take in signals from rotating electric transmission elements, and communicate those signals into a static...
Method and system for gas temperature measurement
A temperature measurement system includes a plurality of filaments. The plurality of filaments are configured to emit thermal radiation in a relatively broad...
Redundant data communication system for confirming a fuel event and method
An inventory of a consumable is managed by positioning a sensor within a storage tank holding the consumable and determining the volume of the consumable in the...
System for determining a liquid quantity and orientation
A system including a vessel, an image capturing device, and a processor. The vessel at least partially contacts a liquid, wherein the liquid has a liquid...
Remote location monitoring
A remote location monitoring system, for example, a home monitoring or weather monitoring system may include one or more sensors and/or receivers at a remote...
Determining downstream load in a distribution network
Disclosed are various embodiments for calculating a downstream load in a power distribution network. A power distribution network may comprise smart meters...
User device and system
A first user device comprises a first communication interface and a second communication interface. The first user device has digital first map information and...
Terminal, vehicle communicating with terminal and method of controlling
A vehicle that communicates with an external terminal, the vehicle comprising: a location obtaining unit configured to receive satellite signals from a...
Mapping techniques using probe vehicles
Vehicle-mounted device includes an inertial measurement unit (IMU) having at least one accelerometer or gyroscope, a GPS receiver, a camera positioned to obtain...
Systems and methods for phase measurements
Preferred embodiments of the present invention are directed to systems for phase measurement of biological materials which can be applied to the fields of, for...
Apparatus and method of using impedance resonance sensor for thickness
An apparatus for, and methods of use for, measuring film thickness on an underlying body are provided. The apparatus may include at least one Impedance...
Safety system and method for remotely disabling a weapon
A weapon including a first portion of a disarming protection circuit integrated into a removable magazine clip. The first portion of the disarming protection...
Cooling of weapons with graphite foam
Disclosed are examples of an apparatus for cooling a barrel 12 of a firearm 10 and examples of a cooled barrel assembly 32 for installation into an existing...
Methods, devices and systems for extraction of thermal energy from a heat
conducting metal conduit
Provided are methods, devices and systems for controlled removal of thermal energy from a fluid within a thermally conducting metal conduit. The system allows...
Heat exchangers with floating headers
A heat exchanger is comprised of two heat exchanger sections, at least one of which is provided with a floating header to accommodate differential thermal...
Modular heat treatment system
A plurality of substantially identical, thermally and/or atmospherically isolated modules can be employed to effect a treatment process. Each module can include...
Refrigerator with rotatable shelves
A refrigerator is provided with rotatable shelves for easy food/item access and cleaning. In one embodiment a stationary or fixed shelf includes a rotatable...
Ice delivery method for modular cooling system
A refrigerator includes a removable cooling module that defines a cavity. The removable cooling module includes a cooling unit and an ice maker disposed in the...
Pulse width modulated multiple heater control
A system includes, in one example, a first heater device, a second heater device, and a temperature sensor, each disposed within a fluid flow. The system...
Fan coil thermostat with activity sensing
Fan coil thermostats can provide energy savings by, for example, not unnecessarily heating and/or cooling an unoccupied room or other space. Fan coil systems...
Occupancy-based demand controlled ventilation system
In a demand control ventilation (DCV) system, ID codes of tags worn by occupants are detected in each room by a tag detector and wirelessly communicated to a...
Modulating burner system
A modulating burner system includes a speed control responsive to inputs received from a thermostat. The speed control modulating a blower which provides...
Swirling midframe flow for gas turbine engine having advanced transitions
A gas turbine engine can-annular combustion arrangement (10), including: an axial compressor (82) operable to rotate in a rotation direction (60); a diffuser...
Trapped vortex fuel injector and method for manufacture
A trapped vortex fuel injector includes a main body having an annular portion and a semi-annular portion coaxially aligned with the annular portion. The...
System for supercritical fluid extraction
A supercritical fluid extraction system including a housing, motor, linkage assembly, and carriage coupled to the linkage. A piston assembly includes a piston...
Female joint having safety function
A female coupling member includes a coupling member body having a fluid passage and being configured to receive a male coupling member from a front end thereof,...
Thermo bypass valve and method for detecting failure of the same
Disclosed are a thermo bypass valve and a method for detecting a failure of the thermo bypass valve. The thermo bypass valve is configured to include a valve...
Pressure relief valve for containers suited for the pneumatic loading of
loose solid products, in particular silos
A pressure relief valve for containers suited for the pneumatic loading of loose solid products, in particular silos. The valve comprises a valve body having a...
Piezoelectric actuated fluid valve
A valve device for influencing a fluid supply of fluid-operated loads, includes a valve module with a valve housing in which valve shafts are formed to...
Five-port switching valve with residual pressure exhaust valve
A switching valve includes main valve constituted of a five-port electromagnetic switching valve settable to a closed-center position, and a residual pressure...
Internally vented valve
A valve includes a valve body including a main passage defining a first volume and a second volume. The valve also includes a valve spool moveable relative to...
Combined oil ring
A combined oil ring that reduces deposits between side rails and a spacer expander there between. The spacer expander includes: upper pieces and lower pieces...
Lubrication system for a gear box and associated methods
A lubrication system for a gear box has a backing member. The backing member is configured to allow mounting of a plurality of lubrication components on the...
Internal-circulation-type ball screw
An internal-circulation-type ball screw includes a nut, a screw shaft, and two returning members. The nut has an internal-thread groove. The screw shaft passes...
Hydraulically damping bush bearing
A hydraulically damping bush bearing has an elongated inner part, and outer bush, an elastomeric damping member disposed between the inner part and outer bush...
End cap, and linear guide device including the end cap
An oil passage obstruction wall member (W) is configured to obstruct an oil passage having plural pathways configured to communicate plural oil supply openings...
Selector valve for shortening management system
A system for delivering a cooking medium of a cooking apparatus includes a cooking medium tank for storing the cooking medium and a rotary valve including a...
System and method for generated power from wave action
Wave energy conversion systems are provided utilizing a mass of water entrained in a collapsible water mass enclosure that is suspended beneath a float (e.g., a...