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US20100064822 DEVICE FHOR DETECTING TORQUE TRANSMITTED BY A SHAFT  
A device 10 for detecting torque transmitted by a shaft, comprising a torsion element 11, two encoders 29, 30 connected angularly to opposite ends of the flexible element in torsion, a sensor...
US20110303022 METHODS AND INSTRUMENTS FOR MATERIAL TESTING  
Methods and instruments for characterizing a material, such as the properties of bone in a living human subject, using a test probe constructed for insertion into the material and a reference...
US20050081649 Vehicle weight meter  
To measure a load accurately by reducing effects of change of tire grounding points, a vehicle weight meter includes first and second strain detecting sensors for detecting strains of an axle...
US20120203499 Deflection Measuring System and Method  
A deflection measurement probe includes a body portion having a cavity defined by the body portion, a first positional measurement sensor disposed in the cavity of the body portion, the first...
US20140137667 Ribbed Force Sensor  
In one embodiment, a force sensor apparatus is provided including a tube portion having a plurality of radial ribs and a strain gauge positioned over each of the plurality of radial ribs, a...
US20130291654 RIBBED FORCE SENSOR  
In one embodiment, a force sensor apparatus is provided including a tube portion having a plurality of radial ribs and a strain gauge positioned over each of the plurality of radial ribs, a...
US20110179882 Bearing Durability Test Apparatus and Method  
A bearing durability test for automotive axle lubricant has been devised to assess lubricant requirements for bearing durability. Although various tests exist for differential lubricants to test...
US20120085180 Measurement arrangement  
A measurement arrangement for measuring and/or monitoring a physical property, comprising a measurement device comprising: at least one primary sensing element to be exposed to a product at a...
US20150027790 Dual Capacitor Load Cell  
A dual capacitor load cell is presented that includes two coupled capacitors with a common plate between them where the common plate is responsive to a force applied to the load cell. The...
US20110307097 PROTECTIVE SKIN FOR ROBOTS  
Detector device arranged to cover at least one portion of a mobile appliance; the device has an electromechanical transducer including a substrate, a first series of electrodes, a second series of...
US20110144801 Vending Machine  
In an exemplary embodiment of this invention, a vending machine may include sensors for capturing audio and visual data. A processing unit in the vending machine may analyze this data to calculate...
US20140088614 Force Sensor Temperature Compensation  
A force sensor apparatus includes a tube portion having a plurality of radial ribs and at least one fiber optic strain gauge positioned over each of the plurality of radial ribs. The strain gauges...
US20150128728 FLEXIBLE DEVICE DEFORMATION MEASUREMENT  
Monitoring deformation of a flexible electronic apparatus. Changes in space within the apparatus between at least two measurement points are detected; and degree of deformation of the apparatus is...
US20060278022 Rotation speed detection device and rolling bearing unit load measurement device  
A sensor for detecting a rotation speed outputs a detecting signal d expressing a speed superposed with an actual rotation speed dd and a variation amount dn based on whirling. By an adaptive...
US20140033829 FOOTCARE PRODUCT DISPENSING KIOSK  
A kiosk apparatus that may select for a person a recommended footcare product based on pressure measurements collected from pressures sensors or calculated biomechanical data estimates. Pressure...
US20140230569 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MEASURING SECTIONAL FORCES  
A device and a method are disclosed for measuring sectional forces on a single-piece structural element in respect of a sectional plane by strain gauges, wherein a first and a second strain gauge...
US20120330571 System to measure forces on an insertion device  
A system to measure forces on a device inserted through the skin into a human or animal body to introduce or remove material.
US20090241695 ATTACHABLE MEMBER, ATTACHING MECHANISM, AND PRINTER  
An ink cartridge, which is releasably installed to a cartridge-installing section, includes a contact section which is brought into contact with the cartridge-installing section when the ink...
US20120234108 ISOLATED TORQUE SENSOR  
An isolated torque sensing device is described having a torque tube that may be configured in an axle of a bicycle or e-bike. A strain gauge is configured on either the inner or outer diameter of...
US20140060207 VERSATILE, FLEXIBLE, AND ROBUST MEMS/NEMS SENSOR FOR DECOUPLED MEASURING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL FORCES IN AIR OR LIQUIDS  
A force measuring device. The device comprises an x-axis sensor beam for measuring x-direction forces, a y-axis sensor beam for measuring y-direction forces, a z-axis sensor beam for measuring...
US20070295105 Warning device for torque measuring hand tool  
A hand tool includes a handle and a function end is connected to one of two ends of the handle. A strain transducer is connected to a side of the handle and electrically connected with a display...
US20100050787 ANTI-PINCH SENSOR  
An anti-pinch sensor (10,13,40,45) with an associated evaluation circuit (33,48) is disclosed, which is suitable in particular for recognizing an obstacle in the way of an actuating element (e.g.,...
US20130112494 TORQUE DETECTION DEVICE AND ELECTRIC POWER STEERING SYSTEM  
A torque detection device includes: a torsion bar that couples a first shaft to a second shaft such that the first shaft and the second shaft are rotatable relative to each other; an annular...
US20100326192 DIGITAL BALLISTIC IMPACT DETECTION SYSTEM  
Methods and devices for a miniature, ultra-low power impact recorder for detecting, quantifying and recording the energy of an explosive blast or ballistic projectile impact. In one embodiment,...
US20090183579 CABLE-TYPE LOAD SENSOR  
A cable-type load sensor comprises two conductors arranged in parallel; and an elastic cladding layer with which surroundings of two conductors are covered. Each of two conductors comprises at...
US20120325021 LOAD WEIGHT DETERMINING APPARATUS AND LOAD WEIGHT DETERMINING METHOD FOR ELECTRIC CHAIN BLOCK  
A load weight determining apparatus and method for an electric chain block having a lifting-lowering motor and an inverter controller. The lifting-lowering motor rotates a sheave to wind up and...
US20110088489 Load measuring sensor for rod-shaped body and load measuring system  
A load measuring sensor for a rod-shaped body includes a stress transfer member including portions tightly fixed to the rod-shaped body at two longitudinal positions and a non-fixed portion not...
US20080223151 Static Torque Tester  
A device and a method for measuring and indicating the static torque of a tapered roller bearing under varying axially applied loads. The device includes a base having a surface for supporting the...
US20090100941 Device for measuring mechanical quantities, method for measuring mechanical quantities and use of a device for measuring mechanical quantities  
The present invention relates to a device for measuring mechanical quantities, in particular for detecting tensile forces, thrust forces and bending deformations, as well as to a method for...
US20130247689 FORCE SENSOR  
A force sensor may include a sense die mounted to a substrate and an actuating assembly for transmitting an external force to the sense die. The sense die may include a diaphragm, a boss extending...
US20090000397 Method for the Angle-Controlled Turning of a Part  
A power wrench (10) for turning a screw is supplied by a hydraulic unit (25) that contains a positive displacement pump (26) and supplies a defined rate of flow. The pressure in a hydraulic...
US20090008919 Vehicle occupant restraint and method  
A component of a vehicle occupant restraint system, the vehicle occupant restraint system having a webbing with a lap belt portion and a shoulder belt portion contiguous with the lap belt portion,...
US20140238153 ARTIFICIAL SKIN AND ELASTIC STRAIN SENSOR  
An elastic strain sensor can be incorporated into an artificial skin that can sense flexing by the underlying support structure of the skin to detect and track motion of the support structure. The...
US20130036835 VARIABLE TORQUE-RATE TEST JOINT  
The invention provides a variable torque-rate test joint for the performance testing of rotary tools for threaded fasteners. In a typical test routine a nut is repeatedly tightened by the tool and...
US20130298698 TORQUE SENSOR  
A torque sensor which detects a deflection angle between an input and an output shaft which are aligned with a shaft axis. An annular sine ring, annular cosine ring, and annular flux return ring,...
US20110290037 CONTACT FORCE SENSOR  
A triaxial force sensor including: a deformable membrane; a detector detecting a deformation of the membrane configured to carry out a triaxial detection of the force to be detected; and an...
US20140076654 TORQUE SENSOR AND POWER STEERING SYSTEM USING THE TORQUE SENSOR  
Torque sensor detects torque of steering shaft formed by first and second shafts which are connected through torsion bar. Torque sensor has: a magnetic member provided at the first shaft and...
US20060144166 Inductive torque sensor  
In an inductive torque sensor, two rotatable rotor elements (114a, 114b) are mounted axially and adjacent at a distance from the shaft components (112a, 112b) of a shaft (112). An inductive...
US20140076066 MULTICAPACITOR FORCE/MOMENT SENSOR ARRAYS  
A multicapacitor sensor system facilitates the measurement of applied shear and moment forces. In one disclosed configuration, moments may be detectable in x, y and z directions, resulting in a...
US20140033833 DEVICE FOR MEASURING FORCES AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME  
A device for measuring forces and a method of making the same is disclosed. The device comprises a boss structure within a diaphragm cavity, wherein the boss structure has substantially parallel...
US20110239784 FORCE SENSOR CHIP AND ACCELERATION SENSOR CHIP  
A force sensor chip of the present invention is for detecting an external force, and comprises a base member including an action portion where the external force is applied, a support portion that...
US20120313860 Metallic Nanoparticle Pressure Sensor  
An electrical pressure sensor is provided with a method for measuring pressure applied to a sensor surface. The method provides an electrical pressure sensor including a sealed chamber with a top...
US20130086995 TORQUE SENSOR  
A torque sensor has an envelope tube, a middle cylinder mounted in the envelope tube, a inner cylinder mounted through the middle cylinder, a resilient element connected to the middle cylinder and...
US20130167659 DRIVE TORQUE ESTIMATION DEVICE FOR COMPRESSOR AND CONDENSER USED FOR THE DEVICE  
A drive torque estimation device secures accuracy of a drive torque of a compressor by accurately grasping a flow rate of refrigerant in a cycle. The pressure difference is detected by a condenser...
US20130133428 FINGERPRINT DETECTION SENSOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME  
There are provided a fingerprint detection sensor and a method of manufacturing the same. The fingerprint detection sensor includes a plurality of piezoelectric sensors arranged in an array on a...
US20080276728 DEVICE FOR MEASURING REACTION MOMENTS AND FORCES ON A LEVER  
A device (1) for measuring reaction moments and forces on a lever (2) with at least one receptacle (9) for the lever (2) and with at least one carrier (42), wherein the receptacle (9) is fixed on...
US20140102222 FORCE SENSOR WITH MECHANICAL OVER-FORCE TRANSFER MECHANISM  
A force sensor system includes a housing assembly, a sensor, an actuator, and an actuator travel stop. The sensor is disposed within the housing assembly, and is configured to generate a sensor...
US20140147216 METHOD OF ESTIMATING THE ENVIRONMENTAL FORCE ACTING ON A SUPPORTED JACK-UP VESSEL  
A method of estimating the environmental force acting on a supported jack-up vessel is described. The vessel is positioned in a force determination position and the strain on at least one support...
US20090193909 CHASSIS DYNAMOMETER  
A chassis dynamometer for a vehicle has a motor having a rotor, rollers on which wheels of the vehicle are disposed, a flange portion extending inward in a radial direction from each of the...
US20080314164 Short Stroke Magnetic Position Sensor, in Particular for Measuring a Steering Column Twist  
A position sensor, which can detect a steering column twist of a first magnetic rotoric structure including a plurality of radially oriented magnets and a second statoric structure including two...