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US20100269598 CONTACT DETECTOR WITH PIEZOELECTRIC SENSOR  
Disclosed is an apparatus and methodology for detecting contact within a monitored area. A piezoelectric sensor (40) is attached to one end of detector (100), which is positioned, for contact by...
US20100071481 TORQUE DETECTOR  
A torque detector (16) is provided with first and second units (38, 39). The first unit (38) includes a first synthetic resin (40) formed by molding a pair of magnetic flux collector rings (34A,...
US20110179886 COMPRESSIVE FORCE MEASUREMENT DEVICE  
A compressive force measurement device with a pressure-/voltage converter in chip technology features a spherical segment-shaped sensor area. The pressure-/voltage converter is disposed between...
US20140157911 ON-BED MONITORING SYSTEM FOR RANGE OF MOTION EXERCISES WITH A PRESSURE SENSITIVE BED SHEET  
A system includes a pressure sensitive material that provides an indication of applied pressure for multiple locations on the material, and an analysis device in communication with the pressure...
US20090320445 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE DETECTION OF A THRUST DISSYMMETRY OF AN AIRCRAFT DURING A BRAKING  
According to the invention, under braking of an aircraft (AC) with reverse thrust, that (those) engine(s) (Mc) of said aircraft (AC) the associated control lever (4c) of which is (are) not in a...
US20150128727 SURFACE-MOUNTED COLLISION SENSOR, AND METHOD FOR COLLISION DETECTION  
An apparatus assembly of a medical apparatus is equipped for collision detection by attaching a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) cover assembly to at least one rigid surface of the apparatus...
US20120006128 SHAFT ARRANGEMENT HAVING A ROLLING BEARING  
A shaft arrangement, with a rotatable shaft supported in a rolling bearing, which has rolling elements and an outer race, a torsion sensor having a permanently magnetic ring and at least one...
US20080319684 Method and system for determining the torque induced in a rotating shaft  
A method of determining the torque induced in a rotating shaft (51), the shaft (51) having a torsional oscillation frequency that is dependent on the stiffness of the shaft (51), where the...
US20090320611 ELASTIC COVERING FOR TACTILE SENSORS AND TACTILE SENSOR ARRAY WITH ELASTIC COVERING  
The invention is an elastic cover for tactile sensors, said cover comprising an inner surface (11) suitable for being fixed to a surface defined by the tactile sensors, and an outer surface...
US20120297895 Magnetic Torque Sensor Packaging for Automatic Transmissions  
Designs to package a magneto-elastic torque sensor in an automotive transmission, such as front wheel drive (FWD) automatic transmissions, for volume production applications are provided.
US20120006968 VALVE TESTER SUSPENSION ASSEMBLY  
A valve tester suspension assembly for allowing one person to perform the tasks necessary to test underground valves includes an articulated arm attached to a mobile base such as a vehicle. The...
US20130139615 STRAIN GAUGE TYPE FORCE-TORQUE SENSOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME  
Disclosed is a strain gauge type force-torque sensor and a method for manufacturing the same. More specifically, a first sensor structure having a convex part on a bonding surface thereof and a...
US20090320615 DEVICE FOR RECOGNISING A MECHANICAL DEFECT IN A WIRE OF AN OVERHEAD LINE  
A device for recognizing a mechanical defect in a wire of an overhead line. A device for determining the tension in the wire is connected to the wire and a support. The device is connected to an...
US20120024082 PROCESS VALVE INCLUDING A FORCE MEASURING DEVICE  
The invention relates to a process valve (10) comprising a valve seat (14), a flow restrictor (12), a valve rod (16) and a drive unit (18) acting thereon, with a force measuring device (20, 44)...
US20150135860 CAPACITIVE MICRO-ELECTRO-MECHANICAL FORCE SENSOR AND CORRESPONDING FORCE SENSING METHOD  
A MEMS force sensor has: a substrate; a fixed electrode coupled to the substrate; and a mobile electrode suspended above the substrate at the fixed electrode to define a sensing capacitor, the...
US20100181143 LOAD MONITORING SYSTEM  
A load monitoring system for a mobile work platform includes a load cell (12) having at least one strain gauge (16) and a sensing circuit (14) connected to receive a strain signal from the strain...
US20070039401 Torque detection apparatus and acting force detection apparatus  
The torque detection apparatus has a detector and a computing unit. The detector includes a first rotating member and a second rotating member that are coaxially disposed, and that are capable of...
US20140318272 Sensor Packaging at Output Side of Front Wheel Drive (FWD) Transmissions  
Various packaging designs for placement of a magnetic torque sensor at the output shaft of a front wheel drive transmission are provided. One design provides for mounting a sensor on a chain drive...
US20130298697 Pressure isolated fiber optic torque sensor  
Fabry-Perot and Bragg grating optical measuring principles are combined with a torsional stress sensing mechanism that converts torque applied in one fluid environment to force exerted in a second...
US20140360854 PRESSURE-SENSITIVE CAPACITIVE MEASUREMENT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TOUCH-SENSITIVE AND CONTACTLESS INTERFACES  
A capacitive measurement device for control interfaces, includes: (i) a support plate (2) having elements for attachment (4) to a control interface (3), (ii) first electrodes (5) arranged on a...
US20060150752 Seat occupancy sensor  
The invention relates to a seat occupancy sensor (10) comprising at least two switch elements (12, 14) which can be activated by pressure. Said elements can be associated with the surface of a...
US20100019424 MOUNT DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MEASURING FORCE  
Devices and methods are provided to facilitate measurement of forces acting on locations connecting a subframe portion and a body portion of a vehicle, such devices and methods include mount...
US20050126308 Rotation detecting device and method of manufacturing same  
A rotation detecting device includes a housing that has an open end, a bottom end and an inside wall, and a rotation sensing unit disposed inside the housing. The rotation sensing unit includes an...
US20120297894 TORQUE SENSOR  
A torque sensor comprises a freewheel with a first rotating element for transferring a torque to be determined to a second rotating element which is coaxial to the first rotating element, the...
US20090139350 Device for Measuring the Strip Tension in a Metal Strip  
The invention concerns a device (1) for measuring the strip tension in a metal strip, especially a steel strip, which device has a flat, level table (2), over which the metal strip can run and at...
US20120272751 Dielectric Textured Elastomer in a Pressure Mapping System  
A capacitance pressure mapping system includes a plurality of sensor cells created by the intersection of electrode columns and rows, and a solid elastomer dielectric separating the electrode...
US20090133509 PIEZOELECTRIC VIBRATING BEAM FORCE SENSOR  
A force sensor (10) is forced from a vibrating beam (11), an excitation piezoelectric device (12) to cause a vibration in the beam at its resonate frequency and a measurement piezoelectric device...
US20090314105 BALANCED RESISTANCE CAPACITIVE SENSING APPARATUS  
Embodiments for a capacitive sensing apparatus with attenuated electrical interference across a plurality of routing traces are provided. One embodiment forms a first sensor electrode on a...
US20080178713 Fastener tightening system utilizing identification technology  
In one aspect, the present disclosure is directed toward a fastener tightening system. The system has a tightening tool configured to apply a torque to a fastener. Additionally, the system has a...
US20100180696 SYSTEMS INVOLVING COMPACT TORQUE SENSING  
A torque sensor system comprising, an inner tooth, an outer tooth disposed on an outer yoke member centered on an axis spaced radially from the inner tooth, a plate member, a retainer member...
US20100175487 MAGNETIC FORCE SENSOR  
A magnetic force sensor includes: an action portion on which an external force acts; a sensing unit converting a force working on the action portion into an electric signal; and an outer frame...
US20090241693 Torque sensor and manufacturing method thereof  
A torque sensor (50) comprises a magnetic collecting ring (91, 92) fitted into an annular groove (31, 32) formed on the inner periphery (38) of a housing (30). By providing a staking part (33, 34)...
US20100064823 Sensor System for Monitoring the Synchronism of Control Surfaces of an Aircraft  
The present invention relates to a sensor system for monitoring the synchronism of control surfaces of an aircraft with two transmission links for the mechanical transmission of the movements of...
US20140202260 PRESSURE SENSOR USING MEMS RESONATOR  
A pressure sensor including: a MEMS resonator; a sweeping unit which sweeps a frequency of an excitation signal in a predetermined direction of sweeping, over a predetermined frequency range...
US20110265581 Sensor System Including A Magnetized Shaft  
A sensor includes a shaft and a magnetic sensor and an anti-aging magnetic sensor. The shaft may have at least one magnetized active region. The magnetic sensor may be configured to sense a...
US20100251833 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION TESTING OF DIGITAL LOAD CELLS  
A device and method for effectuating the temperature compensation testing of digital load cells. The device uses conductive heat transfer to establish and maintain the temperature of the load...
US20050204830 Magnetostrictive torque sensor shaft and method for manufacturin the same  
The present invention improves the magnetization shielding properties of a torque sensor shaft for a magnetostrictive torque sensor. Specifically, according to the present invention, a...
US20100005663 Process and device for setting up and controlling a hydraulic chucking of one or a plurality of bolts  
A method of establishing and checking the axial preload in a tightening portion (34) of at least one shank of the screw or stud type (4). The establishing of the preload involves a step of...
US20050178213 Device for determining finger rotation using a displacement sensor  
Instead of measuring finger bend directly, such as with a strain gauge, a device for determining finger rotation using a displacement sensor is provided. It allows for a mechanical translation of...
US20140130612 TORQUE SENSOR  
A torque sensor has a magnetic sensor, which is composed of a first magnetic detecting element, a second magnetic detecting element and a comparator. The first magnetic detecting element outputs...
US20130319135 FORCE SENSOR  
With the Z-axis given as a central axis, on an XY-plane, arranged are a rigid force receiving ring, a flexible detection ring inside thereof, and a cylindrical fixed assistant body further inside...
US20080018621 TOUCH STICK CONTROLLER USING CAPACITANCE TOUCHPAD CIRCUITRY AS A MEASUREMENT SYSTEM  
Capacitance-sensitive touchpad circuitry used for detecting and tracking an object on the surface of a touchpad now receives as inputs to the circuitry the voltage divider signals from each axis...
US20090301224 MAGNETOSTRICTIVE SENSING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENCODING  
A magnetostrictive measurement system having one or more encoded polarized magnetic regions disposed circumferentially about a shaft, wherein adjacent magnetic regions along a section of the shaft...
US20100095786 Passive Hit Locator System And Method  
A system for locating impacts comprises at least one array of a plurality of carbon nanotubes, each carbon nanotube operable to emit electrical activity when compressed. The system also comprises...
US20130098145 METHOD OF MEASURING AN INTERACTION FORCE  
A system and method of measuring an interaction force is disclosed. One embodiment includes providing a method of measuring an interaction force including providing a microelectromechanical...
US20110126639 Sensor system for ascertaining a torque and for index detection  
A torque sensor system having an index function and ascertaining a torque between an input shaft and an output shaft connected to each other via a torsion bar, includes: a magnetic unit having a...
US20150101421 DYNAMOMETER SYSTEM  
Provided is a dynamometer system capable of stable speed control and position control even in instances of large load inertia. A speed-control device (6C) in a dynamometer system is provided with:...
US20100064824 ROLLING BEARING DEVICE WITH SENSOR  
[Resolving Means] A rolling bearing device with a sensor includes: a tubular fixed bearing ring which is fixed to a vehicle body side; a rotating bearing ring which is rotatably inserted in an...
US20140253337 SYSTEM FOR AIDING HORSEBACK RIDERS IN MAINTAINING BALANCE  
System is provided for aiding a horseback rider in maintaining balance while riding, includes sensor pad positioned between rider and saddle, pad/blanket worn by the horse during riding. Sensor...
US20110174086 CAPACITIVE SENSOR BASED STRUCTURE AND METHOD WITH TILT COMPENSATION CAPABILITY  
A method and system of a capacitive sensor based structure and method with tilt compensation capability is disclosed. In one embodiment, a sensor includes, a series of nested cantilever beams...