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US20100071482 Method and apparatus for scanning a textile  
Some embodiments disclosed herein provide novel approaches for rapidly sensing sense line cross-point interaction in a textile such as a carpet or rug.
US20120247227 Monitoring and Recording Implantable Silicon Active Pressure Transducer  
An implantable active pressure transducer including a pressure sensing element and associated sensor circuitry together enclosed within an innermost glass packaging. The pressure sensing element...
US20110267045 Method and Apparatus for Sectional Magnetic Encoding of a Shaft and For Measuring Rotational Angle, Rotational Speed and Torque  
Magnetically encoded shafts for use in detecting forces exerted on the shaft during operation. Magnetically encoded regions arranged in tracks or bands, encircle the shaft and are formed within or...
US20150143927 VEHICLE SEAT SUSPENSION MAT  
A vehicle seat suspension mat (12) comprises suspension springs (14) for supporting a seat cushion (16) and a pressure sensor module (18) arranged on the springs for being applied against a bottom...
US20130239701 MULTI-AXIS LOADCELL  
A multi-axis loadcell, which includes an flexure including a upper member, a lower member and at least three force-measuring beams; each of the force-measuring beams having a rectangle-shaped...
US20110232395 STRAIN MEASUREMENT OF ROTATING COMPONENTS  
A strain sensor apparatus for a rotatable shaft including an emitter/receiver, a vibration element attached to the shaft and arranged for receiving and reflecting signals to and from the...
US20140373640 METHOD FOR DETERMINING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL STRESS FIELD OF AN OBJECT, AN INTEGRATED STRUCTURE IN PARTICULAR, AND CORRESPONDING SYSTEM  
A method and corresponding system are provided for determining a three-dimensional stress field of an object having a flat surface. At least four flat resistors are placed on the flat surface of...
US20120103111 Method and Apparatus for Continuous Sectional Magnetic Encoding to Measure Torque on Large Shafts  
Magnetically encoded shafts for use in detecting forces exerted on the shaft during operation. Magnetically encoded regions, arranged in tracks or bands, encircle the shaft and are formed within...
US20090199661 BELT FORCE MEASURING DEVICE  
A belt force measuring device with a measuring spring, the displacement thereof being a measurement for the belt force, and with a transmitter, being assigned to the measuring spring, and with a...
US20110277561 STRESS TEST APPARATUS FOR HINGE  
A stress test apparatus used for testing torque between a top portion and a bottom portion of an electronic device. The stress test apparatus includes a console, a rotary table, a lifting pole, a...
US20100024573 Single Sided Capacitive Force Sensor for Electronic Devices  
A capacitive force sensor (100) includes a substrate (101) having at least one electrode pair (102,103) defining a capacitance disposed thereon. The substrate (101) is fixed relative to a first...
US20080127750 Reducing strain level in torque sensing system  
An apparatus is provided to reduce strain transferred from a body, such as a shaft, to a strain sensor, such as a SAW device. The strain sensor is capable of measuring a maximum amount of strain....
US20130255402 EXTERNAL FORCE DETECTION SENSOR AND EXTERNAL FORCE DETECTION EQUIPMENT  
An external force detection sensor includes a piezoelectric piece, excitation electrodes, an oscillation circuit, a movable electrode, and a fixed electrode. The fixed electrode forms variable...
US20130042702 FORCE SENSOR AND MEASURING METHOD OF RESISTANCE VARIATION THEREOF  
A force sensor and a measuring method of resistance variation thereof are provided. The force sensor includes a first substrate, multiple first electrodes, a second substrate, multiple second...
US20120180573 PIEZOELECTRIC SENSORS FOR AUTOMATIC MEASUREMENT OF NIP WIDTH FOR FUSER MEMBER CONTROL  
According to aspects of the embodiments, an apparatus and method is proposed to detect nip width by use of at least one piezoelectric (PZT) crystal embedded into a roll at both the inboard and...
US20140007703 SYSTEM FOR RECORDING INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH HAIL STORM EVENT AND DETERMINING STRUCTURE DAMAGE BASED ON SAME  
A hail strike recording device is operable to provide quantifiable information about a hail storm event experienced by a roof. The recording device is operable to be installed on a roof and...
US20150204739 PRESSURE SENSOR, ACCELERATION SENSOR, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PRESSURE SENSOR  
According to one embodiment, a pressure sensor includes a base and a sensor unit provided on the base. The sensor unit includes a transducing thin film having a first surface, a first strain...
US20090211374 ROTATION ANGLE AND TORQUE DETECTION APPARATUS  
A rotation angle and torque detection apparatus includes: a target having magnetic poles magnetized at an outer circumference face so that the magnetic poles have alternately-different polarities...
US20090151478 ARRAY TYPE CAPACITANCE SENSOR  
In an array type capacitance sensor (1), a slit (2b) is provided between each pair of adjacent ones of multiple movable electrodes (6) on a movable-electrode-side substrate (2) so as to extend in...
US20090019948 DEVICE FOR SIMULTANEOUS MEASUREMENT OF FORCES  
A device is provided for simultaneous determination of forces, comprising an arrangement of parallel springs with integrated piezoresistive resistances in the form of a full Wheatstone bridge. The...
US20080105061 Process Quantity Measurement Method and Apparatus  
A process quantity measurement method with which an engine output is accurately measured in a relatively simple manner. Torque of an engine is measured based on the amount of torsion of the output...
US20110000318 FORCE SENSOR APPARATUS  
A force sensor apparatus and method of forming the same. The apparatus includes a force sense element that can be attached to a substrate. An actuator disposed in a hole formed within the cap is...
US20120126648 MACHINE AND METHOD FOR MONITORING THE STATE OF A SAFETY BEARING OF A MACHINE  
The invention relates to a method for monitoring the state of a safety bearing (14) of a machine (12), wherein the safety bearing (14) catches a rotor shaft (1) of the machine (12) in case of...
US20090271065 Device, method, and control unit for identifying a side impact, and pressure sensor  
In device for side impact recognition in a vehicle, at least one pressure sensor system that produces a signal is provided in a side part of the vehicle, and an evaluation circuit is provided that...
US20120285265 BICYCLE FORCE SENSING ASSEMBLY  
A bicycle force sensing assembly is basically provided with a first attachment member, a second attachment member, a first translation sensing device and a second translation sensing device. The...
US20120323501 FABRIC-BASED PRESSURE SENSOR ARRAYS AND METHODS FOR DATA ANALYSIS  
A fabric-based pressure sensor array includes: (1) a first layer including M elongated conductive strips coated thereon; (2) a second layer including N elongated conductive strips coated thereon,...
US20100192704 TORQUE INDICATOR DEVICE FOR A LOAD CARRIER  
The present invention relates to a load carrier foot (1) and a torque indicator device (25, 34, 44, 532, 74) for use with various sports equipment accessory devices, preferably a load carrier...
US20090199658 LOAD DETECTION DEVICE  
A load detection device includes a piezoelectric body unit adapted to be deformed by receiving an electric voltage, the piezoelectric body unit generating an electric charge by receiving an...
US20120234106 SEALED, SLIM-LINE CONSTANT FORCE, GENERATION UNIT  
The present disclosure relates to a sealed constant force generation system utilizing a spring system comprising a spring system housing unit, spacers, interchangeable spring load rod and conical...
US20050081652 Load Cell Having Improved Linearity and Temperature Transient Behavior  
A new load cell design that is a combination of the column cell and proving ring designs while having the best features of both. The proving ring geometry is used to boost the transverse gage...
US20050044967 Pneumatic tool accessory provided with means to monitor intensity of stress exerting thereon  
A pneumatic tool accessory is provided in a body thereof with a stress monitoring structure comprising a stress intensity control portion serving as a breaking point of the body, and a stress...
US20100094312 FORCE ESTIMATION FOR A MINIMALLY INVASIVE ROBOTIC SURGERY SYSTEM  
A method of force estimation for a minimally invasive medical system comprising a robot manipulator (10). The manipulator has an effector unit (12) equipped with a 6-degrees-of-freedom (DOF)...
US20130291658 DEVICE FOR CHARACTERIZING THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF A MATERIAL WITH A LOW MODULUS OF ELASTICITY  
The present invention relates to a device for characterizing mechanical properties of a material (S) with a low modulus of elasticity, comprising an application surface (3) and a mechanical...
US20080006098 Sensor device and a method for its manufacturing  
A sensor device with a semiconductor substrate with at least one deformable region with a sensing element thereon that generates an output signal related to a force applied to the deformable...
US20110120232 Rear Hub Power Meter For A Bicycle  
A power sensing arrangement for the rear hub of a bicycle. The power sensing arrangement includes a torque sensing assembly including torque sensing elements configured to measure a user applied...
US20110283813 TESTING A TORQUE TOOL  
An apparatus and associated method for gaging the repeatability of a tool is provided by a pivot assembly. The pivot assembly has a pivot member with a tool engagement feature to selectively...
US20140102217 SENSOR, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, ROBOT, AND MOBILE OBJECT  
A sensor includes a flexible wafer substrate and an oscillator provided on a principal surface of the wafer substrate, and the oscillator deforms when an external force is applied to the wafer...
US20120031202 TORQUE SENSOR  
An excitation AC signal biased by a predetermined DC voltage is applied to a coil to allow a DC voltage component in a coil output signal to contain failure information about disconnection,...
US20100071480 Load Measuring Device, Manufacturing Method for the Device and Control Method Using the Device  
A load measuring device for measuring a load acting on an elastically deformable member, has a distance sensor for measuring a length change in response to a deformation of the deformable member...
US20090049930 STRAIN DETECTOR  
It is aimed to provide a strain detector having a fewer number of mounting parts and high operation efficiency and usability. The strain detector is provided with a cylindrical strain generator to...
US20140090486 PRESSURE SENSOR, AUDIO MICROPHONE, BLOOD PRESSURE SENSOR, AND TOUCH PANEL  
According to one embodiment, a pressure sensor includes a substrate, a first electrode, a second electrode, a first magnetic layer, a second magnetic, a spacer layer, a third magnetic layer. The...
US20110259126 ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE OIL CONSUMPTION OF AN OIL-LUBRICATED MACHINE  
An arrangement is provided for determining the oil consumption of an oil-lubricated machine. The arrangement includes an oil circuit, which leads from an oil tank via a start line to the...
US20110179883 Tunable Multiwalled Nanotube Resonator  
A tunable nanoscale resonator has potential applications in precise mass, force, position, and frequency measurement. One embodiment of this device consists of a specially prepared multiwalled...
US20100300214 FORCE MONITORING METHODS AND APPARATUS  
Methods and apparatus (7) for monitoring the tension (17) and pinch force (19) associated with the contact of angled stub rollers (91) with a glass ribbon (23) are provided. The apparatus (7)...
US20100180697 TACTILE SENSOR  
The present invention provides a tactile sensor which can reproduce a sensor surface in contact with a sensing object and contribute to a reduction in cost of an automation system which utilizes...
US20100071453 TIRE ACTION FORCE DETECTING DEVICE  
An apparatus to accurately detect a force acting on a tire, based on a stress acting on a connection mechanism that connects a wheel and a wheel support member. A tire-acting-force detection...
US20090133508 Biomimetic Tactile Sensor for Control of Grip  
Disclosed is a robust tactile sensor array that mimics the human fingertip and its touch receptors. The mechanical components are similar to a fingertip, with a rigid core surrounded by a weakly...
US20100107779 ELECTRONIC TORQUE METER  
The invention provides an electronic torque meter for measuring torque of a wrench. The torque meter includes a housing in which an operation shaft and a flexible beam are disposed. When the...
US20110184557 PRESSURE DETECTION DEVICE AND PRESSURE DETECTION METHOD  
A pressure detection device includes a buffer member and a sensor assembly. The buffer member is deformable by a pressure change, and includes a plurality of magnets in an evenly dispersed...
US20140174200 TOUCH SENSOR  
The touch sensor according to a preferred embodiment of the present invention includes: a transparent substrate; and an electrode formed on the transparent substrate in a mesh pattern, wherein the...