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US20120074933 MAGNETOELASTIC TORQUE SENSOR WITH AMBIENT FIELD REJECTION  
The present invention involves a method and apparatus for canceling the effects of magnetic field noise in a torque sensor by placing three sets of magnetic field sensors around a shaft, the first...
US20110165329 Force Feedback Leveling of Tip Arrays for Nanolithography  
A method of leveling a polymer pen array includes contacting a pen array with a surface and measuring a total force exerted on the surface by the pen array, the pen array being disposed at a first...
US20150107374 ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND QUAD-AXIAL FORCE AND TORQUE MEASUREMENT SENSOR THEREOF  
A quad-axial force and torque measurement sensor is disclosed in the invention. The quad-axial force and torque measurement sensor includes a sensor main body which includes a polyvinylidene...
US20100242836 SYSTEMS FOR WEIGHING A PULLED OBJECT  
Pulling systems are disclosed for measuring the weight of an object coupled to a first end of a cable. The cable is routed over a pulley suspended from a load cell. The force exerted by the cable...
US20140345392 YOKE UNIT, YOKE UNIT MANUFACTURING METHOD, TORQUE DETECTION DEVICE, AND ELECTRIC POWER STEERING DEVICE  
A yoke unit includes a first yoke, a second yoke, and a resin section. The first yoke includes multiple first magnetic pole teeth. The second yoke includes multiple second magnetic pole teeth. The...
US20120096954 SENSOR ASSEMBLY AND MEDICAL DEVICE INCORPORATING SAME  
Apparatus are provided for sensor assemblies and related medical devices. An embodiment of a sensor assembly includes a beam and a sensing element disposed on the beam. The sensor assembly also...
US20130047747 CAPACITIVE PRESSURE SENSOR AND INPUT DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME  
There are provided a pressure sensor and an input device including the same. The pressure sensor includes: a first conductive substrate having flexibility; a second conductive substrate disposed...
US20150219489 OCCUPANT DETECTION DEVICE  
A vehicle seat occupant detection device configured to indicate if a seat of a vehicle is occupied based on a weight of an occupant occupying the seat is provided. The device includes a spring and...
US20130278542 TOUCHSCREEN WITH BRIDGED FORCE-SENSITIVE RESISTORS  
A touch sensor may include a digital resistive touch (DRT) sensor architecture that is substantially free of air gaps. The DRT touch sensor may include a layer of force-sensitive resistor (FSR)...
US20130160568 DEVICE FOR MEASURING THE TORQUE, THE DIRECTION OF ROTATION AND THE SPEED OF ROTATION OF A SHAFT OF A TRANSMISSION, IN PARTICULAR AN OUTPUT SHAFT OF AN AZIMUTH TRANSMISSION OF A WIND POWER PLANT  
A device for measuring the torque, the direction of rotation, and the speed of rotation of a shaft of a transmission, in particular an output shaft of an azimuth transmission, includes bands...
US20120111125 PRESSURE-SENSITIVE SENSOR PRODUCTION METHOD AND PRESSURE-SENSITIVE SENSOR  
Two electrode wires longitudinally provided along the inner surface of an elastic insulating member having a hollow portion are exposed from said elastic insulating member, the resistive element...
US20130139614 PORTABLE TORQUE WORK STATION AND ASSOCIATED TORQUING METHOD  
An exemplary component torquing method includes applying torque to a component during an evaluation pass and collecting data during the evaluation pass. The method uses the data to customize a...
US20090044640 Electronic Pen With a Three-Dimensional Force Sensor  
The electronic pen comprises a lead equipped with a tip, an ink container and a three-dimensional force sensor for measuring the forces applied on the lead by a user. The three-dimensional force...
US20130181893 ELECTROSTATICALLY TRANSDUCED SENSORS COMPOSED OF PHOTOCHEMICALLY ETCHED GLASS  
This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for glass electromechanical systems (EMS) electrostatic devices. In one aspect, a glass EMS electrostatic device includes sidewall...
US20070299629 Measuring Mechanical Propulsive Power By Energy Conversion  
Measuring mechanical propulsive power includes establishing a first power and a second power. The first power is associated with a first rate of energy conversion by a device in a fluid, where the...
US20120174686 MEASUREMENT DEVICE, MEDICAL DEVICE, TRAINING DEVICE, AND MEASUREMENT METHOD  
This measurement device is a measurement device for measuring compressive force and pulling force in a direction of a longitudinal axis applied to a linear body having flexibility, and it includes...
US20090178877 STEERING SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED STRAIN GAUGE  
The invention relates to a steering system (10) for a motor vehicle. It is characterized in that at least one component part of the steering system (10) is made from a fiber composite material and...
US20140020481 ACTIVE MECHANICAL FORCE SENSOR  
A contactless force measurement sensor for measuring an applied force onto an object is provided. The contactless force measurement sensor includes a first facing orientation which facing...
US20080245162 High aluminiferous ferritic stainless steel sheet for weight sensor substrate, method for producing the same, and weight sensor  
The present invention provides a stainless steel most suitable as a metal base material for the weight sensor substrate of an automobile airbag, a method for producing said stainless steel and...
US20140331789 WHEEL COMPONENT FORCE DETECTING APPARATUS  
A wheel component force detecting apparatus for detecting a component force on a wheel includes a cylindrical axle flange, an electric motor, and a wheel unit. The electric motor includes a stator...
US20120096956 PHOTONIC CRYSTAL PRESSURE SENSOR  
The present invention provides a microscale pressure sensor that exhibits high sensitivity in a small form factor. The sensor is a bridged device in which a photonic crystal waveguide, surrounded...
US20140174205 System And Insole For Measuring Information From The Foot Of A User And Related Method Of Providing Same  
An insole can include: an upper conductive ground plane layer; an upper compressible insulating layer physically coupled to the upper conductive ground plane layer; a conductive sensor layer...
US20120291563 Footwear Having Sensor System  
An article of footwear includes an upper member and a sole structure, with a sensor system connected to the sole structure. The sensor system includes a plurality of sensors that are configured...
US20080282812 Magnetostrictive load sensor and method of manufacture  
This invention relates to a load sensor comprising a member composed of electrically conductive magnetostrictive material. The member is a uniform and continuous distribution of wire or strip...
US20140224039 Magneto Cyclist Power Sensor  
This device is a sensor whose output can be used for providing the cyclist with a display of the power he/she is delivering to the wheels of the bicycle while he/she is riding. It can also be used...
US20130133438 OCCLUSION DETECTION FOR A FLUID INFUSION DEVICE  
A device for delivering fluid to a user includes a housing, a drive motor assembly in the housing, a force sensor, and an electronics module. The drive motor assembly regulates delivery of fluid...
US20110071553 IMPLANTABLE RESTRICTION SYSTEM WITH LOAD MONITOR  
An apparatus for regulating the functioning of a patient's organ or duct includes an elongated member having a first end and a second end. A fastener is disposed on the first end of the elongated...
US20100126283 COMBINATION OF A LOAD CELL AND TUBULAR INSERT TO BE MOUNTED IN A BORE  
The invention relates to a combination of a load cell (7) and a tubular insert (3) for mounting in a bore (2) in a machine component (1), wherein the load cell (7) is structurally connected to an...
US20070068282 Belt tension detecting apparatus and child seat  
A belt tension detecting apparatus and a child seat provided with the belt tension detecting apparatus. A tension indicator includes a roller arranged on a belt at a midsection in the direction of...
US20130319136 TENSION MONITORING ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD  
Tension monitoring is described using a sensor which may exhibit an offset for which compensation may be provided to produce a zero voltage amplified output or to increase dynamic range. An...
US20130068037 MULTI-DEGREE OF FREEDOM TRANSDUCER  
A multi-degree of freedom transducer for converting manually applied forces and torques into electrical signals, and configured to be fixed to a base object. The transducer comprises a handle bar...
US20090049962 SIGNALING TORQUE DRIVER AND METHOD  
A signaling torque driver that includes a casing assembly with a grip portion, a click arm with a fastener-engaging portion that projects from said casing assembly at one end and operably coupled...
US20060288800 Rotation angle detection device and electric power steering apparatus employing the same  
The rotation angle detection device detects the rotation angle of a rotary member by employing, at the least, either a sine wave signal or a cosine wave signal that is generated as the rotary...
US20140076655 TORQUE SENSOR AND POWER STEERING SYSTEM USING THE TORQUE SENSOR  
Torque sensor has: magnetic member; first yoke member having (a) first nail portions arranged concentrically to face the magnetic member in radial direction and (b) first ring portion; second yoke...
US20150047439 SMALL-SIZED LOAD SENSOR UNIT  
A small-sized load sensor unit including a pressure member, to which a pressing force is applied, a strain body which is fixed to the pressure member by a first fixing member, a strain measuring...
US20060185445 Multi-parameter shaft analyzer (MPSA)  
Methods and apparatus are provided for measuring multiple operating parameters of a rotating shaft with a sensor. One embodiment of the apparatus comprises a sensor in close proximity to a matched...
US20130079693 Customizable Embedded Sensors  
A method of constructing a sensor includes depositing a first material in a predetermined arrangement to form a structure. The depositing results in at least one void occurring within the...
US20140123771 PRESSURE TRANSDUCER UTILIZING NON-LEAD CONTAINING FRIT  
A piezoresistive sensor device and a method for making a piezoresistive device are disclosed. In one example, a method may comprise receiving, by a sensor device having a contact, a pressure;...
US20100077870 Torque Sensor  
The present invention aims at detecting torque with a high degree of precision, by suppressing influences such as disturbance and rotation dependency. An output side cylinder is provided with a...
US20080245159 DEVICES AND METHODS FOR DETECTING RATES OF CHANGE OF TORQUE  
Sensors for outputting signals indicative of a rate of change of torque experienced by a magnetized member in response to a change in torque experienced by the member are described. Such sensors...
US20080289164 Spring testing apparatus and method  
A force measuring apparatus and method for testing a spring for a surgical cartridge. The apparatus and method permit an operator to measure the force applied by the spring when it is in the state...
US20100089704 EQUALIZED HYDRAULIC CLAMP FORCE CONTROL  
Hydraulic valve circuitry adapted for automatic weight-responsive control of load-clamping members of a load-lifting system having a free lift mast. The load-lifting system generally includes one...
US20100101336 MAGNETOSTRICTIVE TORQUE SENSOR AND TORQUE DETECTION METHOD  
A magnetostrictive torque sensor that detects a torque of a rotating shaft and/or a stationary shaft by using a magnetostriction inverse effect that occurs on a shaft surface, the magnetostrictive...
US20140331790 WHEEL REACTION FORCE DETECTING APPARATUS  
A wheel reaction force detecting apparatus includes a mount fixed to a suspension device, a hub to which a wheel is fixed, a sensing unit including a cylinder disposed inside the hub and...
US20120137791 SENSING DEVICE FOR SENSING FORCE  
A sensing device for sensing a force is provided. The sensing device includes a soft laminose dielectric structure, a first electrode, a second electrode, at least one third electrode and a...
US20130192390 TORQUE DETECTION DEVICE AND ELECTRIC POWER STEERING SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME  
A torque detection device includes: a magnetic flux collecting unit, and a sensor housing. The magnetic flux collecting unit includes a holder, first and second magnetic flux collecting rings, and...
US20100257948 Eccentric Load Compensated Load Cell  
A capacitive load cell with an integral membrane and mechanically coupled conductive surfaces, deflected by the load, and mounted each side of an electrode carrier, where conductive electrodes are...
US20140345393 TENSION GAUGE APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MEASURING BELT TENSION  
A return container for a sensor device and methods of forming a sensor device return container are disclosed. Generally, the apparatus may include a deflecting blade, a handle, and an indicator....
US20080053246 Reduction torque formula from a fuel burning system to an electrical system  
To do work a power device needs to supply a given supply of torque, and until this measure of torque is supplied the desired performance will not be met. In a gasoline engine the desired...
US20140338468 NUMERICAL CONTROL DEVICE HAVING FUNCTION OF ESTIMATING EXPIRATION OF LIFE OF BEARING SUPPORTING SPINDLE  
A numerical control device determines whether or not a spindle is in a cutting state where it machines a workpiece. If the spindle is in a cutting state, the numerical control device calculates a...