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US20120011941 OCCUPANCY SENSOR  
Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to methods, devices, and systems for determining occupancy of a user. One method to determine occupancy of a user includes sensing a change in...
US20090173170 Elastic joint with a translating spherical hinge and force and moment sensor improved by means of the said joint  
An elastic joint with a translating spherical hinge, i.e. a spherical hinge with a sliding joint, comprising an elastic articulated plane (13), a support (16) to which the elastic articulated...
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An EMI shielded sensing system is for measuring parameters associated with a rotating device having a rotating shaft. The system includes a rotating unit mechanically coupled to the rotating...
US20080295611 Sensor Array  
The invention relates to a sensor array, especially for measuring/detecting magnetic fields and/or torsion and/or mechanical stress, comprising a magnetizable/magnetic, particularly soft magnetic...
US20090308178 TIGHTENING TORQUE MEASURING UNIT  
A tightening torque measuring unit capable of reducing errors with respect to either a clockwise or counterclockwise direction as soon as possible is provided. A tightening torque measuring unit...
US20120041691 Device for detecting the twist angle of a shaft and/or a torque occurring on the shaft and methods for operating the device  
A device for detecting a twist angle and/or a torque of a shaft occurring on the shaft and methods for operating the device uses at least one first encoder and at least one second encoder at a...
US20100250152 Providing Constant Counterbalance Throughout Predetermined Range of Motion  
An apparatus includes a lever arm that couples to a pivot point on one end and a display on the other end. The lever arm rotates around the pivot point through a lever arm range of motion, and the...
US20100154565 MICRO-SCALE OPTICAL FORCE SENSOR INCREASED DYNAMIC RANGE, AND HIGHER SENSITIVITY AND LINEARITY VIA A COMPLIANT LINKAGE,  
Exemplary embodiments provide a micro-scale optical force sensor. The device includes a scale grating, a linearly displaceable index grating positioned above and in initial alignment with the...
US20070193372 Magnetostrictive mechanical quantity sensor and method for manufacturing same  
A magnetostrictive mechanical quantity sensor for detecting torque or axial force is disclosed, which sensor comprises a hollow shaft and an operation shaft. The hollow shaft has a...
US20130104671 Arrangement for the Direct Contacting of Contact Mechanism and Associated Connection Unit for a Pressure Measurement Cell  
An arrangement for the direct contacting of contact mechanism has a first contact mechanism arranged on a contact carrier and a second contact mechanism. The second contact mechanism acts with a...
US20120073388 FORCE SENSING COMPOSITIONS, DEVICES AND METHODS  
A composite comprising a pliable base material and nanoscale anisotropic conductive particles; whereby deformation of the composite causes a change in the electrical conductivity of the composite.
US20050257625 Angle of rotation sensor  
An angle of rotation sensor for determining a torque in a twistable shaft of a steering system has at least two magnetic scales, arranged concentrically about an axis of rotation, with a pole...
US20080245161 Magnetostrictive torque sensor and method for manufacturing same  
A magnetostrictive torque sensor for detecting a torque comprises an operating shaft, a first hollow shaft, a second hollow shaft, a first magnetostrictive film, and a second magnetostrictive...
US20110037419 Device Operation Using a Force Sensor  
An electrical device operates by performing actions based on identified events. The device includes a list of events within a memory, a sensor that measures a force on the sensor to provide...
US20090107261 TEST METHOD FOR DETERMINING MICROSTRUCTURE DEFORMATION RESISTANCE OF A MICROSTRUCTURED FILM  
Test method for determining (e.g. prism) microstructure deformation of a microstructured (e.g. brightness enhancing) film are described.
US20130079995 DUAL-CHAMBER IMPACT DETECTOR  
An impact detection system has two chambers disposed adjacent to one another. The two chambers have opposing tapered shapes, so that an impact anywhere along them will create a different pressure...
US20130205918 PASSENGER'S WEIGHT MEASUREMENT DEVICE FOR VEHICLE SEAT  
A vehicle seat includes a load sensor for measuring a load applied from an occupant and a seat cushion frame, wherein the seat cushion frame comprises right and left side frames extending in a...
US20130199309 PASSENGER'S WEIGHT MEASUREMENT DEVICE FOR VEHICLE SEAT  
A vehicle seat includes a load sensor for measuring a load applied from an occupant and a seat cushion frame, wherein the seat cushion frame comprises right and left side frames extending in a...
US20120318072 PASSENGER'S WEIGHT MEASUREMENT DEVICE FOR VEHICLE SEAT  
A vehicle seat includes a load sensor for measuring a load applied from an occupant and a seat cushion frame, wherein the seat cushion frame comprises right and left side frames extending in a...
US20130167658 ASSEMBLY, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CABLE TENSION MEASUREMENT  
A tension measurement assembly, for measuring and monitoring a tension force in a cable being deployed from a spooling device on which the cable is spooled, comprises at least one force sensor...
US20140060210 PRESSURE SENSOR AND PRESSURE SENSING METHOD  
A pressure sensor and a pressure sensing method are provided. The pressure sensor includes a substrate; a sensor thin film transistor (TFT) disposed on the substrate and including a gate...
US20110277562 LOW PROFILE TRANSDUCER WITH HIGH MOMENT CAPACITY  
A load transducer for use in an automated control system such as those used in robotic assemblies, and other linkage systems separated by joints. The transducer is capable of measuring force and...
US20080178450 Method For Quality Checking A Screw Joint Tighening Process Performed By A Torque Impulse Wrench  
A number of pre-production calibration tightenings are performed at a screw joint identical to a screw joint used in production and using the same impulse wrench as to be used in production...
US20090320616 METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING STRIP PLANARITY  
A tensioned metal strip over an apparatus for measuring tension that only has a roller rotatable about an axis transverse to the direction and having a substantially cylindrical outer surface...
US20120024081 TRAILER HITCH MONITORING APPARATUS AND METHOD  
A trailer hitch assembly is provided for monitoring trailer hitch loads comprising a hitch support and a hitch coupled to the hitch support including a hitch base having a hitch base radius, a...
US20100033965 NUT HAVING A VISUAL INDICATOR  
A nut is disclosed including a body having a visual indicator coupled thereto and integral therewith. The visual indicator provides a visual indication of a stress state of the body of the nut.
US20110167920 TORQUE SENSOR ARRANGEMENT WITH ROTATIONAL ANGLE INDEX DETECTION  
Sensor arrangement including a torque sensor for measuring the torque acting on a first shaft, the sensor arrangement having a rotational angle index unit which is designed in such a manner that...
US20110271772 SUSPENDED MEMBRANE PRESSURE SENSING ARRAY  
An accurate and low cost macro pressure sensor is described. The pressure sensor includes an array of capacitive sensing elements formed at the intersections of sets of conductors. A lower set of...
US20140331787 SIX-AXIS FORCE-TORQUE SENSOR  
A sensing device for measuring force and/or torque includes a top part with a top electrode structure, a bottom part with a bottom electrode structure, and a support structure. The support...
US20130018601 SENSING CIRCUIT  
A sensing circuit includes a plurality of sensors, a controller, a multiway switch, a linear optocoupler, and a logical control unit. The plurality of sensors are capable of measuring physical...
US20150082918 STRAIN SENSING ELEMENT, PRESSURE SENSOR, MICROPHONE, BLOOD PRESSURE SENSOR, AND TOUCH PANEL  
According to one embodiment, a strain sensing element is provided on a film unit configured to be deformed. The strain sensing element includes a functional layer, a first magnetic layer, a second...
US20140090488 Flexible Piezocapacitive And Piezoresistive Force And Pressure Sensors  
Flexible force/pressure sensors for producing electrical output signals proportional to forces or pressures exerted on the sensor include a thin, elastically deformable foam pad laminated between...
US20130199311 POSITION INDICATOR  
A position indicator includes a capacitor having a capacitance that changes in correspondence to a force applied to one end part of a housing. The capacitor is configured by a pressure detecting...
US20100024571 ROTATIONAL TESTING SYSTEM  
A rotational testing system for a test article includes a rotational test stand. The rotational test stand includes a rotating element having a drive end capable of being mechanically coupled with...
US20110107851 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING THE QUALITY, IN PARTICULAR THE STIFFNESS AND THE PHASE, OF A HYDRO-ELASTIC JOINT  
A process for testing the quality, in particular the stiffness and the phase, of an elastic joint for connecting two other parts while filtering vibrations transmitted between these two other...
US20090056456 Orientation aware sensor  
A sensor for detecting a parameter of an object includes a probe, a first sensing member for detecting the parameter of an object to be sensed and a second sensing member for determining an...
US20100162828 TESTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOTOR  
A testing system for testing a temperature characteristic of a first motor includes a second motor, a controller, a driver, a load, a temperature sensor, and a temperature recorder. The controller...
US20130305843 Torque Angle Sensor  
A torque angle sensor according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes a torque sensor unit and an angle sensor unit at a housing centrally arranged with a rotation shaft,...
US20140174239 FORCE SENSOR AND ROBOT  
A force sensor and a robot that can suppress a load applied to load sensor elements are provided. A force sensor includes: a first base member one surface of which is fixed on a fixed member; a...
US20070214921 Hydraulic Torque Wrench System  
A hydraulic torque wrench system automates the tightening process by continuously operating the torque wrench to alternately advance and retract the wrench cylinder when the advance actuator is...
US20120186365 SYSTEM FOR MECHANICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF MATERIALS AND BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES IN THE SUB-MILLINEWTON FORCE RANGE  
The mechanical characterization system includes three main parts: A sub-millinewton resolution capacitive force sensor, at least one micromanipulator with position measurement capabilities, and a...
US20060137476 Apparatus for testing tension of elongated flexible member  
A handheld apparatus (2) for checking the tension of the wire (15) includes a support (3) with two spaced pegs (5,6) mounted on it. A spring (7) mounted on the support (3) between the two pegs. A...
US20080257070 Sensor Electronic  
A sensor device including a moveable object, at least one magnetically encoded region provided on the movable object, at least one magnetic field detector adapted, adapted to detect a signal...
US20070169565 Orthopedic simulator with temperature controller arrangement for controlling temperature of specimen baths  
An orthopedic simulator is provided with a temperature control arrangement for controlling the temperature of a plurality of baths of test stations that are configured to contain a sample under...
US20120073386 THREE-PIECE TORQUE SENSOR ASSEMBLY  
A target magnet assembly configured to be secured to a rotating shaft of a steering gear assembly. The target magnet assembly includes an index hub with a mount and a magnet secured by the mount....
US20130239700 PIEZORESISTIVE LOAD SENSOR  
A three-axis load sensor utilizing four piezoresistive devices on a flexible silicon membrane is provided. The load sensor further includes a mesa disposed on the membrane substantially...
US20140102221 METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING THE PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION FOR BONDING  
A method and a device for determining the pressure distribution for bonding of a first substrate to a second substrate, with the following steps, especially with the following sequence: placing a...
US20130145865 TORQUE DETECTION APPARATUS  
A first excitation AC signal (V1=A1·sin(ωt)) is supplied to a first excitation coil of a first resolver via a first excitation line, and a second excitation AC signal (V2=−A2·sin(ωt)) is supplied...
US20120304782 METHOD FOR EVALUATING THE STICKINESS OF AN OUTER SURFACE ON AN ABSORBENT ARTICLE  
A method of evaluating the stickiness of an outer surface of an absorbent article comprises the steps of: (i) providing an absorbent article on a stationary horizontal surface, the absorbent...
US20140360284 TRANSMISSION TESTING DEVICE  
Provision of an intermediate shaft and a torque meter between a test product and a dynamometer in a transmission testing device in which the test product is set in an environmental chamber leads...