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US20130160567 FORCE SENSOR  
A force sensor includes: a planar piezoelectric member whose impedance varies according to an impressing force exerted from an outside; a pair of electrode patterns film-formed on both surfaces of...
US20110121841 Apparatus and method for predetermined component placement to a target platform  
The present invention relates generally to assembly techniques. According to the present invention, the alignment and probing techniques to improve the accuracy of component placement in assembly...
US20110094316 Torque-Indicating Extensive Apparatus  
A torque-indicating extensive apparatus includes an extensive rod, two sensors and a display unit. The extensive rod includes a first engaging section for engagement with a handle, a second...
US20110232396 COLLISION DETECTING DEVICE AND COLLISION DETECTING METHOD  
A collision detecting device and a collision detecting method are provided that enable accurate detection of a collision based on pressure change in a pressure chamber. A collision body...
US20100170348 Methods and Apparatus for Determining Deformation Response  
One aspect of the inventive technology may be generally described as a method for determining test object deformation response that comprises the steps of moving a deformation force deliverer 1 to...
US20140182393 CRANK ARM, CRANKSET, AND POWER MEASURING DEVICE FOR AN AT LEAST PARTIALLY HUMAN POWERED VEHICLE OR TRAINING DEVICE WITH A CRANK DRIVE  
The invention relates to a power measuring system for an at least partially human powered vehicle or training device with a crank drive, in particular a bicycle, with at least one crank arm 1, 6...
US20080264185 SENSING DEVICE AND METHODS FOR FORMING AND USING THE SAME  
A sensing device includes a nanowire configured to deform upon exposure to a force, and a transducer for converting the deformation into a measurement. The nanowire has two opposed ends; and the...
US20080178691 Piezo-resistive force sensor with bumps on membrane structure  
A force sensor to measure a force from a load. The force sensor includes a plunger, a flexible disc-shaped membrane, a support plate and a silicon die. The plunger is configured to receive the...
US20090230953 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...
US20090223300 FORCE SENSOR ASSEMBLY  
A force sensor assembly particularly suited for use in an electronic stylus that senses the contact force on its nib for recording pen strokes and handwriting recognition. The sensor assembly has...
US20130291653 THREE-AXIS LOW PROFILE LOAD CELL AND SENSING BEAM  
This disclosure describes techniques for using a “low-profile” load cell to sense a force exerted by a load upon a target object in one or more of a first, second, and third directions relative to...
US20150192484 Device for detecting the state of a machine element  
A device for detecting a mechanical state of a machine element rotates about an axis, such as a shaft is formed with an actuator disposed on the machine element so as to be axially movable, an...
US20120060628 TORQUE AND INDEX DETECTION APPARATUS  
A torque and index detection apparatus includes a torque sensing section that senses torque exerted on a connecting shaft connecting a first and second shafts by a pair of magnetic sensing...
US20110067504 COMPLEX SENSOR AND ROBOT HAND  
A complex sensor comprises a touch sensor and a proximity sensor. The touch sensor comprises a flexible pressure-sensitive sheet covering a fingertip portion. The pressure-sensitive sheet...
US20050096513 Wearable biomonitor with flexible thinned integrated circuit  
A sensor system (30) has a sensor module (10) and a receiver module (45). The sensor module (10) functions as a wireless data collection device and has a flexible thin sheet of silicon (60, 65,...
US20110226070 INDUSTRIAL ROLL WITH OPTICAL ROLL COVER SENSOR SYSTEM  
An industrial roll is provided, comprising a transverse force transducing fiber Bragg sensor that is embedded in the roll cover and/or located in-between the roll cover and the roll core of the...
US20150116260 Moment Compensated Bending Beam Sensor for Load Measurement on Platform Supported by Bending Beams  
A method is provided for fabricating a bending beam sensor coupled to a touch input device. The method includes providing a bending beam. The method also includes placing a first strain gauge and...
US20090151475 Pressure Sensor and Data Input Apparatus  
Grounded, circular movable electrode and divided electrodes, formed on a surface of a circular printed board, are opposed to each other via a double-face tape, functioning also as a spacer, with a...
US20060278024 Testing apparatus and method of deriving young's modulus from tensile stress/strain relationships  
A method of testing and a tester apparatus to determine the axial stress and strain of cements under the temperature and pressures encountered by cement during use in wellbore environments. Using...
US20130110459 CONTACT-TERMINAL APPARATUS WITH PRESSURE SENSOR  
A contact-terminal apparatus for use in measuring an electrical property of an object includes a first contact-terminal unit made of a conductive material to come in contact with the object, a...
US20110005340 CONTACTLESS TORQUE SENSOR FOR STEERING SYSTEM  
The present invention relates to a contactless torque sensor for steering system which is installed between an input shaft connected to a steering wheel and an output shaft connected to vehicle...
US20130080077 Method and Apparatus For Wheel Assembly Lateral Force Measurement  
A vehicle wheel service system configured with a load roller assembly to apply a generally radial load to a vehicle wheel assembly during rotation, and which is configured with sensors to obtain...
US20140165744 APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POWER MEASUREMENT AT A CRANK AXLE AND CRANK ARM  
A power measurement assembly mounted within an axle. In a specific example, the axle is a spindle that is interconnects the cranks of a bicycle, exercise, bicycle, or other fitness equipment. The...
US20090255347 SERVO POSITION/STRESS DETECTION CONTROL SYSTEM  
A servo position/stress detection control system has a servomotor, a servo driver and a controller. The servo driver has a control unit, an absolute angle reading unit and a register. The control...
US20130199308 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSESSING THE PERFORMANCE OF AN ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR SMALL SATELLITES  
Various embodiments of the present invention include systems and methods for assessing the performance of an actuator of a attitude control system (ACS), such as a control moment gyroscope (CMG)....
US20050199075 Sensor, magnetostrictive element, assisted bicycle and method for producing magnetostrictive element  
It is an object of the present invention to provide a sensor, a magnetostrictive element or the like having temperature stabilities. The sensor of the present invention for sensing a pedal...
US20150068325 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING THE LOAD OF A CAR OF A TRACTION SHEAVE ELEVATOR  
The object of the invention is a method and an apparatus for measuring the load of an elevator car, which elevator comprises at least a hoisting machine plus shaft, said hoisting machine being...
US20140305226 FLEXIBLE ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE NANOTUBE SENSOR FOR ELASTOMERIC DEVICES  
A flexible substrate has a major surface and a sensor attached to and aligned with the major surface of the substrate. The sensor may have an elastic body containing conductive nanotubes...
US20140230570 Magnetic Sensor Packaging for Transmissions  
Designs to package a magneto-elastic torque sensor in an automotive transmission for volume production applications are provided. One transmission includes an output shaft and a magnetic torque...
US20120227514 ROTATION ANGLE DETECTION DEVICE AND TORQUE DETECTION DEVICE  
A rotor includes a cylindrical magnet having a plurality of magnetic pole pairs. There are two types of the magnitude of magnetic force in the magnetic pole pairs, that is, a relatively large...
US20100236339 BIAXIAL STRESS MANAGEMENT  
A method of measuring biaxial stress in an object of a ferromagnetic material in which material in a region (10) in the vicinity of a surface of the object is subjected to a conditioning method by...
US20090064798 DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TESTING ISOLATION STRUCTURE  
Provided is a device for testing an isolation structure comprising an isolation layer having an upper beam, a lower beam and a top beam plate, along with an upper portion, the device comprising a...
US20110107852 TEMPERATURE INSENSITIVE DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MAKING SAME  
An apparatus and method for estimating a parameter of interest using a force responsive element comprising, at least in part, a balanced material. The balanced material is temperature insensitive...
US20070089538 Method for manufacturing magnetostrictive torque sensor  
A method for manufacturing a magnetostrictive torque sensor compriseis the steps of forming magnetostrictive films on a rotating shaft of a magneto-strictive torque sensor, creating magnetic...
US20140144253 DETECTION DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND ROBOT  
A first substrate that includes pressure sensors which are disposed in plural around a reference point; an approximately hemispherical elastic protrusion that is positioned so that the center of...
US20120096952 DETECTION DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND ROBOT  
A first substrate that includes pressure sensors which are disposed in plural around a reference point; an approximately hemispherical elastic protrusion that is positioned so that the center of...
US20150143926 AREA-EFFICIENT PRESSURE SENSING DEVICE  
Circuits, methods, and apparatus that provide pressure sensing devices having a pressure sensor including a diaphragm supported by a frame. The pressure sensor may be mounted on an...
US20140174201 Torque Sensor  
An embodiment discloses a sensor arrangement comprising disc shaped structure with a plurality of magnetic elements which are at least provided on end faces of the disc shaped structure. The...
US20150192483 TORQUE MEASURING DEVICE FOR ELECTROMOTIVE CHAINLESS BICYCLES  
A torque measuring device for an electromotive chainless bicycle is provided. The bicycle comprises a power transfer shaft between the crank device and a passive gear of a hub of a rear wheel, a...
US20150199947 Electronic Musical Instruments Using Mouthpieces and FSR Sensors  
Electronic musical instruments as disclosed, include sensors to digitize and alter the sound using FSR sensors in the mouthpieces and other elements of the instrument to mimic the variations...
US20090126510 Method and device for dynamometer testing of a motor vehicle and Vehicle components  
A method and a device for dynamometer testing of a motor vehicle (1), having a front end and a rear end and a right side and a left side, as seen in a driving direction, and/or vehicle components,...
US20140174202 TORQUE DETECTOR AND STEERING SYSTEM INCLUDING THE TORQUE DETECTOR  
A torque detector includes: a magnetic flux collecting unit including a magnetic flux collecting holder formed in an annular shape by resin molding and a magnetic shield formed by bending a metal...
US20110036182 ROTARY TORQUE DETECTING DEVICE  
There is provided a rotary torque detecting device in which a first magnetic body and a second magnetic body are formed in substantially band shapes and third magnetic bodies are formed in...
US20100199784 TORQUE SENSOR WITH ALIGNMENT SYSTEM  
A torque sensor for sensing torque in a rotatable shaft. The rotatable shaft is configured to rotate within a shaft housing. The sensor housing has a first end, a second end, and at least one...
US20060185446 Printed strain gage for vehicle seats  
An apparatus for a printed strain gauge affixed to a structural member of a seat for detecting and measuring the weight and position of an occupant or object on the seat. In various embodiments, a...
US20110179885 OPERATION AMOUNT DETECTING APPARATUS  
In an operation amount detecting apparatus, a brake pedal (11) is coupled with an operation rod (15) by a coupling shaft (18), respective end portions of an elastic member (21) are supported at...
US20130312541 NON-DIFFERENTIAL ELASTOMER CURVATURE SENSOR  
A hyperelastic, soft microfluidic film measures bending curvature using a novel non-differential mechanism. Disclosed embodiments of the elastomer-based solution allows for curvature sensing...
US20120011942 Displacement Sensor  
A displacement sensor having a sensing body, a strain gauge, and a signal processing unit. The sensing body having a diaphragm positioned at a lower surface of the sensing body and an input bar...
US20120304784 HOME UTERINE ACTIVITY MONITORING  
A device includes a guard member, at least one bias sensor, a display, and a measurement sensor. The guard member includes an aperture on an axis. The at least one bias sensor is coupled to the...
US20060278023 Magnetostrictive elongation sensor  
A magnetostrictive position or elongation sensor of the type in which an elongated magnetorestrictive waveguide is influenced by a magnetic field from a moving magnet has a Villary type...