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9034152 Reactive sputtering apparatus  
A reactive sputtering apparatus includes a chamber, a substrate holder provided in the chamber, a target holder which is provided in the chamber and configured to hold a target, a deposition...
9035800 Fuel tank monitoring system  
A method and apparatus for monitoring an interior of a fuel tank. Information about a fuel level and moisture in the interior of the fuel tank of a platform is generated using a fuel sensor unit...
9026382 Flow rate measurement device  
A problem of the present invention is to provide a flow rate measurement device which is capable of simplifying calculation, reducing the amount of memory necessary for calculation, absorbing...
9026381 Flow rate measurement device  
A problem of the present invention is to provide a flow rate measurement device which is capable of simplifying calculation, reducing the amount of memory necessary for calculation, absorbing...
9026384 Apparatus and method of assessing a narrowing in a fluid filled tube  
An apparatus and method of assessing a narrowing in a fluid filled tube having a fluid flow pressure wave having a backward-originating pressure component and a forward-originating pressure...
9026415 Pipeline flow modeling method  
A method of modeling a segment of a pipeline transporting a product comprising defining within the segment a plurality of discrete cells, each disposed between knots, preparing a system of...
9020786 Analyzing structural durability in the frequency domain  
A method of analyzing the durability of a structure. Load-controlled testing is performed on samples of a composite material of the structure to relate critical strain invariants of the material...
9020766 Multi-modal fluid condition sensor platform and system therefor  
This invention encompasses embodiments for multi-modal integrated simultaneous measurement of various aspects of fluids contained in circulating systems such as automotive reciprocating engines...
9008977 Determining fluid density  
The density of a fluid is determined using a vibratory resonant densitometer in an environment. The densitometer includes a tubular sample cavity and other densitometer parts. The method includes...
9002666 Defective-portion detector for fuel injection system  
A defective-portion detector has a detecting portion which detects a variation in fuel pressure as a fuel pressure waveform based on a detection value of a fuel pressure sensor and a computing...
8990029 Device for the centralized management of measurements and data relating to the liquid and gas flows needed for the operation of a combustion engine  
The invention relates to a device for the centralized management of measurements and data relating to liquid and/or gas flows needed for the correct operation of a combustion engine controlled by...
8978449 Structurally enhanced plastics with reinforcements  
A composition comprising a fluid, and a material dispersed in the fluid, the material made up of particles having a complex three dimensional surface area such as a sharp blade-like surface, the...
8965713 Providing measurements relating to different phase components of a flowing fluid  
Apparatus (300) and method for providing measurements relating to different phase components of a flowing fluid. The apparatus includes a device (306) configured to obtain, in use, at least one...
8965725 Automatic calibration adjustment of capacitance diaphragm gauges to compensate for errors due to changes in atmospheric pressure  
In order to mitigate the negative effects of a change in atmospheric pressure, an improved capacitance diaphragm gauge (CDG) sensor incorporates an independent ambient atmospheric pressure sensor...
8958996 System and method for monitoring and controlling pressure relief valve performance  
Techniques for monitoring operation of a relief valve containing an internal flow passage with a valve seat and valve plug disposed therein. The temperature of a fluid is sensed in the internal...
8941504 Oil level measurement system and method  
The present invention provides a method of determining if a fluid level in a transmission is satisfactory. The transmission includes a controller and is coupled to a powered vehicle. The method...
8938367 Motion detecting device, method of providing the same, and method of detecting movement  
In some embodiments, a motion detecting device is configured to detect whether one or more movement events have occurred. The motion detecting device can include: (a) a processing module...
8935042 Vehicle tyre checking system  
Apparatus (4; 5) for checking the inflation pressure of a tire (3) of a vehicle (2) while the tire is being moved over the apparatus in a direction of travel (A). The apparatus comprises a base...
8935108 Rheometer for high-viscosity materials  
The invention relates to a rheometer (100) for high-viscosity materials and to a device and a method for estimating, by means of such a rheometer (100), the feeding pressure to be applied in order...
8935107 Shock sensing system and method  
A compact shock sensing system and method that employ a light sheet generator that can be used either as a solo aerodynamic shock detector or in a combination with a scanning mode shock sensor is...
8924165 Measuring system having a measuring transducer of vibration-type  
The measuring system has a measuring transducer which produces primary signals transmitter electronics for activating the measuring transducer and for evaluating primary signals. The measuring...
8924166 Multi-modal fluid condition sensor platform and system therefor  
This invention encompasses embodiments for multi-modal integrated simultaneous measurement of various aspects of fluids contained in circulating systems such as automotive reciprocating engines...
8918293 Flow meter  
A flow meter for monitoring fluid flow through a pipeline, the flow meter comprising a conduit having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet for communication with respective sections of the pipeline; a...
8909485 Method of measuring pumping amount of groundwater by using water level fluctuation and water level measuring sensor  
A method of measuring a pumping amount of groundwater by using water level fluctuation, a water level measuring sensor including an arithmetic operation unit for calculating a pumping amount by...
8903663 Flow measurement device  
To find the propagation time of an ultrasonic wave, a difference occurs between the waveforms received upstream and downstream in a portion where the reception amplitude is comparatively large and...
8898018 Methods and systems for hydrocarbon production  
Methods and systems are described for hydrocarbon production. One method embodiment of the invention comprises analyzing phases of hydrocarbon oil, gas and water at flowing conditions extracted...
8898024 Determination of a capacity of a motor vehicle hydraulic pump  
A method for determining a lack of capacity of a pump, actuated by an electric motor, of a hydraulic brake system of a motor vehicle comprises the steps of generating a hydraulic pressure in a...
8892373 Method for determining the starting instant of a periodically oscillating signal response  
A method for determining the starting instant (t0) of a periodically oscillating signal response (E2; E2′), wherein the signal response comprises a first set of half periods (E2a-d; E2′a-d) having...
8892371 Wet gas measurement  
A first apparent property of a multi-phase process fluid is determined based on the motion of the vibratable flowtube. One or more apparent intermediate values associated with the process fluid...
8886472 Method for determining a condition indicator of an apparatus  
A method for determining a condition indicator of an apparatus includes providing an apparatus configured to measure at least two different technical parameters. A respective parameter value is...
8874374 Optical turbulence sensor  
A method and system for determining a rate of turbulent kinetic energy dissipation (TKED) in a turbulent fluid environment are provided. A light source provided at a first end of a predetermined...
8874388 Method and system for measuring a rate of flow of an output  
A system and method for determining a rate of flow of an output from a vessel. The system includes a vessel having an inlet for receiving an output produced by an output generation device, and a...
8874390 Instrument and method for processing a doppler measurement signal  
An instrument (100) is provided according to an embodiment of the invention. The instrument (100) includes an interface (101) configured to receive a Doppler measurement signal and a processing...
8862411 Velocity and impingement method for determining parameters of a particle/fluid flow  
A method and apparatus for determining at least one flow parameter of a fluid flowing within a pipe, which fluid contains particles entrained within the fluid flow is provided. The method includes...
8855958 Method for determining at least one characteristic for the correction of measurements of a coriolis mass flowmeter  
A method for determining at least one characteristic for the correction of measurements of a Coriolis mass flowmeter which is characterized by an increased accuracy and a low error rate while...
8855948 Wet gas measurement  
A first apparent property of a multi-phase process fluid is determined based on the motion of the vibratable flowtube. One or more apparent intermediate values associated with the multi-phase...
8849592 Fuel-injection condition detector  
A fuel-injection condition detector includes a first approximate portion which approximates a plurality of fuel pressure values representing the descent pressure waveform or the ascent pressure...
8849593 Gas appliance and method of controling the gas appliance  
The present invention provides a water heater, including a combustor, a gas pipe, a combustion controller, a pressure gauge, and a controller. The gas pipe supplies the combustor gas. The...
8844552 Slug mitigation  
Method and apparatus for mitigating slug formation in a multiphase fluid stream flowing through a conduit. The method includes (a) determining the pressure in the conduit upstream of a slugging...
8849589 Multivariable process fluid flow device with energy flow calculation  
A process fluid flow device includes a power supply module, a process communication module, a processor and measurement circuitry. The process communication circuitry is coupled to the power...
8843327 Canister status determination  
A method and apparatus are disclosed for determining status of a canister of a topical negative pressure (TNP) system. The method includes the steps of monitoring pressure provided by a pump...
8843328 Hydraulic control system monitoring apparatus and method  
A hydraulic control system for operating a subsea blowout preventer includes a surface manifold configured to convey hydraulic power to the blowout preventer, a surface actuation valve...
8843281 Seed characteristic sensor  
Seed meters, agricultural planters, and methods of planting seed are provided. Such meters, planters, and methods may include a housing defining a chamber, a seed disc rotatably coupled to the...
8838399 Method for estimating the location of a leak in a pipeline  
A method for estimating a location of a leak (x) in a pipe (1). A liquid of a known density is fed into the pipe at a first inlet pressure (P1). When the liquid achieves a substantially steady...
8831896 Meter electronics and fluid quantification method for a fluid being transferred  
Meter electronics (20) for quantifying a fluid being transferred is provided. The meter electronics (20) includes an interface (201) configured to communicate with a flowmeter assembly of a...
8812238 Systems and methods for analyzing flowback compositions in real time  
A sensor assembly includes an optical computing device having an integrated computational element (ICE) configured to optically interact with a fluid stream and detect a first characteristic of a...
8810394 Reservoir monitoring for implantable fluid delivery devices  
A number of parameters related to the operation of a fluid delivery device are determined based on a pressure within the device sensed using a pressure sensor. In one example, the volume of...
8805626 Apparatus and method for comparing gas pressure measurements  
A singular sealed apparatus and method suitable for confirming pressure measurements in a rebreather prior to use of the rebreather. The singular sealed apparatus may have a canister lid, gas...
8798943 Drainability measurement  
A measurement device measures a liquid flow discharged from a funnel in a lower branch and/or a side branch. A modelling function is established between liquid flows received with the funnel...
8798941 Differential pressure sensor and method  
A differential pressure sensor (105) for determining a differential pressure value is provided. The differential pressure sensor (105) includes a selector valve (110) configured to receive a first...