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US20130180343 Force-sensing device for measuring a traction-and/or pressure force load in structure  
A force-sensing device for measuring a traction- and/or pressure force load in a structure, for example, in a container-locking bolt is provided. The force-sensing device is constructed shaped...
US20140245841 SENSOR DEVICE AND DEPOSITION DEVICE HAVING A SENSOR DEVICE  
A deposition device includes a deposition container with an intermediate plate, a sensor mat positioned on the deposition container, where the sensor mat includes at least two locating recesses...
US20140090485 MEMS Pressure Sensor Assembly  
A pressure sensor assembly includes a first die assembly, a second die assembly, and a conducting member. The first die assembly includes a MEMS pressure sensor. The second die assembly includes...
US20140019070 DIRECTIONAL FORCE SENSING FOR STYLI  
The stylus directional force sensing technique described herein employs a directional tip sensor which measures the magnitude and direction of force applied to a stylus tip. This information is...
US20140060211 DEVICE FOR MEASURING PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND/OR CHANGES IN PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS IN A SHEET  
Device (1) for measuring physical characteristics or changes in physical characteristics in a sheet (2), provided with one or more sensors (3) embedded in the sheet (2), whereby the sensors (3)...
US20140253305 FORCE SENSING INPUT DEVICE  
User input is accepted by a force sensing resistor (“FSR”) assembly, a force sensing capacitor (“FSC”) or both. The FSR or FSC assemblies may be located within an input device, such as behind a...
US20150185733 Displacement Sensor for a Robotic Vehicle Detecting a Lift Event and a Collision Event  
A robotic vehicle may include control circuitry configured to execute stored instructions to direct operation of the robotic vehicle on a defined area, and an electrical resistance sensor in...
US20100307265 Force Sensor for the Detection of a Force Vector  
The invention makes it possible to determine a force vector that is applied to a tip of a minimally invasive surgical instrument. The force acts upon the housing, is directed to the base, and...
US20140369530 PRESSURE SENSOR, ACOUSTIC MICROPHONE, BLOOD PRESSURE SENSOR, AND TOUCH PANEL  
According to one embodiment, a pressure sensor includes a film part, and a sensing unit. A circumscribing rectangle circumscribing a configuration of a film surface of the film part has a first...
US20130334177 Determination of a Quality of an Aluminum Weld  
A method for determining a quality of at least one aluminum weld comprises detecting a force exerted on a workpiece by at least one electrode, and determining at least one factor characterizing...
US20150027238 METHOD AND MEASURING SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING DEFORMATIONS OF A GEOMETRIC BODY WITH THE AID OF FORCE MEASURING SENSORS OR DEFORMATION MEASURING SENSORS  
A method for ascertaining deformations of a geometric body or for measuring forces or torques acting thereon using force measuring sensors or deformation measuring sensors. A plurality of such...
US20140130610 CONDUCTIVE CLOTH SENSOR  
A force sensor is disclosed herein. The force sensor includes first and second layers formed from electrically conductive material. The force sensor also includes a third layer formed from an...
US20140083206 PLANAR ELECTRIC BOARD WITH PLIABLE WINGS AND SYSTEM FOR SENSING COMPONENTS ALONG THREE COORDINATE AXIS OF INNER FORCES IN A BLOCK MADE OF A BUILDING MATERIAL  
A planar electric circuit board may include a planar support of a foldable material defining a base surface and wings coupled to the base surface along respective folding lines so that the wings,...
US20140007700 APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MEASURING TACTILE SENSATION  
An apparatus and method for measuring a tactile sensation is provided. The tactile sensation measuring apparatus may include a plurality of pressure measuring units, each to measure a magnitude of...
US20120318070 PRESSURE SENSOR LINEARIZATION  
One or more techniques and/or systems are disclosed for generating a linearized pressure sensor pattern for a pressure sensor. Force may be applied to a pressure sensor sample, comprising the...
US20120198946 PRESSURE-SENSITIVE AMPLIFIER STAGE  
Pressure-sensitive amplifier stage comprising four unipolar pressure-sensor transistors each including a piezoresistive current path. The pressure-sensor transistors are connected as a...
US20140130611 PRESSURE TRANSDUCER STRUCTURES SUITABLE FOR CURVED SURFACES  
A flexible transducer structure suitable for attaching to a curved surface such as the leading edge of an aircraft wing is provided. In one example embodiment, a method may include receiving, at a...
US20140083207 Pre-Loaded Force Sensors  
Pre-loaded force sensitive input devices, force sensing resistors (FSR), are formed as a multiple membrane assembly that is capable of detecting low intensity pressure inputs and quantifying...
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...
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...
US20130204157 CONTACT SENSORS, FORCE/PRESSURE SENSORS, AND METHODS FOR MAKING SAME  
Disclosed herein are contact sensors having a conductive composite material formed of a polymer and a conductive filler. In one particular aspect, the composite materials can include less than...
US20150226620 TEMPERATURE RANGE OPTIMIZED SENSOR SYSTEM  
A sensor arrangement comprises a first sensor element for converting a physical quantity into a first electrical signal and at least a second sensor element for converting said physical quantity...
US20150000419 SENSOR DEVICE, FORCE DETECTION DEVICE, AND ROBOT  
A sensor device includes a sensor element which is formed by laminating a piezoelectric substance and an electrode, a first case and a second case which house the sensor element therein, and a...
US20090095090 LOAD GAUGE  
The invention relates to a load gauge, comprising at least two coils, which are fixed in relation to each other, for detecting the movement and/or the position of an electrically conductive and/or...
US20150027237 NON-VOLATILE MEMORY WITH LINEAR HOT-ELECTRON INJECTION TECHNIQUE AND STRAIN GAUGE USING THE SAME  
A linear hot-electron injection technique is provided for a non-volatile memory arrangement. The non-volatile memory is comprised of: a floating gate transistor; a capacitor with a first terminal...
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...
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...
US20110138932 CONTACT SENSORS AND METHODS FOR MAKING SAME  
The present invention is directed to novel contact sensors. The contact sensors of the invention include a conductive composite material formed of a polymer and a conductive filler. In one...
US20150053023 VIBRATION AND DYNAMIC ACCELERATION SENSING USING CAPACITORS  
The present disclosure relates to an apparatus comprising at least one sensing capacitor and a controller, wherein the controller is configured to receive a signal from the at least one sensing...
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...
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)...
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...
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;...
US20100313680 INPUT DEVICE  
An input device that is capable of sensing how hard a user is pressing when contacted is disclosed. The input device includes a pressure sensing unit generating an electrical signal in accordance...
US20140165742 CAPACITIVE FORCE SENSOR WITH MAGNETIC SPRING  
The present disclosure provides a method and apparatus for a capacitive force sensor utilizing a magnetic spring. The force is applied across a body and a moveable element that are coupled by the...
US20130112011 SENSOR ELEMENT, FORCE DETECTING DEVICE, ROBOT AND SENSOR DEVICE  
A sensor element includes a piezoelectric substrate made of a trigonal single crystal and an electrode arranged on the piezoelectric substrate. The substrate surface of the piezoelectric substrate...
US20110192236 Micromechanical sensor element for capacitive differential pressure detection  
A sensor concept for capacitive pressure measurement yields reliable measurement results and is for aggressive particle-bearing measuring environments. This sensor element is a micromechanical...
US20140053660 SENSOR DEVICE, SENSOR MODULE, FORCE DETECTION DEVICE, AND ROBOT  
A package having a recessed section, a sensor element arranged in the recessed section and having a piezoelectric material, a lid joined to the package and sealing the recessed section of the...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
US20120318071 Bearing device having a sensor for measuring the vertical bearing force of a rotating shaft  
A bearing device for bearing a shaft having a bearing, a supporting structure for supporting the bearing and at least on piezoresistive sensor incorporated in the supporting structure in an...
US20120204657 Pressure Detection Unit  
A pressure detection unit includes a first substrate and a second substrate which are disposed in opposition to each other and subject to load from the outside, a pressure detection portion having...
US20140076063 SINGLE LAYER FORCE SENSOR  
A sensor for sensing an application of pressure is disclosed. The sensor includes a substrate, conductive elements and an electroactive layer. First and second conductive elements are supported on...
US20150020610 TWO DIMENSIONAL MATERIAL-BASED PRESSURE SENSOR  
This disclosure provides example methods, devices, and systems for a two dimensional material-based pressure sensor. A sensor device is provided that includes a substrate having a back electrode,...
US20140060209 FORCE SENSOR AND METHOD FOR TESTING ITS RELIABILITY  
A force sensor includes a transducer with a measuring element operatively connected to a measuring object for generating measuring signals of a force acting on the measuring object, and two in...

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