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9043167 Subject information acquisition apparatus and subject information acquisition method  
A subject information acquisition apparatus includes a first holding member that holds a subject, a probe that receives an elastic wave from the subject through the first holding member, a first...
9032803 Method for detecting damage in at least one engine roller bearing  
A method including acquiring a current vibration signal of an engine component mechanical vibration across a set of a measuring period P of changes in shaft speed N; capturing the signal during...
9031791 System and method for detecting rock fall  
Aspects of the invention provide systems and methods for using ballast sensors to detect rock fall events in a vicinity of railway tracks or similar roadways or tracks. The ballast sensors are...
9026385 Ultrasound system and method for providing Doppler sound  
Embodiments for providing Doppler sounds are disclosed. In one embodiment, provided is an ultrasound system which may include: an ultrasound data acquiring unit configured to transmit ultrasound...
9016132 Rotating blade analysis  
A method of analyzing blade displacements detected by circumferentially spaced stationary timing probes associated with an assembly of rotating blades mounted on a rotor, including (a) identifying...
9020778 Sensor based means of monitoring the mechanical condition of rotating machinery that operates intermittently  
A method of monitoring the mechanical condition of a machine in which statistically significant measurements on a characteristic signal are made over a period of time which can include...
9014997 Drive techniques for a digital flowmeter  
Drive techniques for a digital flowmeter are described. The drive techniques account for delays caused during digital signal processing of sensor signals that correspond to a motion of a flowtube,...
8996321 Modular condition monitoring integration for control systems  
A system, in one embodiment, includes a controller configured to receive sensor signals from a machine system and to control operation of the machine system via actuators. The embodiment also...
8996322 Method and system for improving MLS-based measurements  
A measurement systems that reduces spurious artifacts in reflected signals by generating and employing an improved maximum length sequence. Accurate acoustic measurements with both high SNR and...
8996335 Systems and methods for energy efficient machine condition monitoring of fans, motors, pumps, compressors and other equipment  
Methods and systems to achieve highly efficient rotational machine integrity determinations in which at least one sensor (106) senses indicia (105) such as time-varying rotational indicia from a...
8996333 Information processing apparatus which executes specific processing based on a specific condition and a detected specific vibration, and method for controlling the same  
An information processing apparatus capable of preventing unintentional vibration from being erroneously recognized as vibration caused by a tapping operation is provided. The information...
8988238 Change detection system using frequency analysis and method  
Systems and methods are provided for monitoring operating machinery, acquiring data regarding characteristic behavior of the machinery being monitored, and processing of the data to determine and...
8990032 In-pavement wireless vibration sensor nodes, networks and systems  
Apparatus and methods are disclosed that may be configured to respond to vibrations in a pavement induced by the travel of a vehicle on the pavement. The apparatus may include vibration sensor...
8990033 Monitoring operational conditions of a cargo ship through use of sensor grid on intermodal containers  
A computer-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product monitors operational conditions of a cargo ship. A baseline composite vibration pattern is established from readings...
8990031 Torsional resonance frequency measuring device and method  
The invention provides a torsional resonance frequency measuring device and method applicable to a large-scale power generating equipment or a traction motor equipment with a rotating shaft, such...
8963733 System and method for blind fault detection for rotating machinery  
A system includes more sensors configured to measure one or more characteristics of rotating equipment and a blind fault detection device. The blind fault detection device includes an input...
8943892 Automated inspection of spar web in hollow monolithic structure  
A computer-controlled robotic platform with a collapsible lifting arm that positions a non-destructive inspection (NDI) sensor for scanning inside tunnel regions of a composite structure such as...
8949046 System for associating inventory with handling equipment in shipping container yard inventory transactions  
A system is provided to associate containers with handling equipment (HE) in a container storage facility. In the system an operation detector, such as a twistlock sensor that indicates when a...
8942929 Method for field-measuring fluid flow meters  
A method for taking field measurements of a cone type fluid flow meter including a meter body and a cone-type fluid displacement member to determine when to calibrate or replace the fluid flow...
8942930 System and method for generation and control of mechanical vibration  
A vibration generation system and method independently controls both frequency spectrum and amplitude distribution. Sensed vibration is used in feedback as a control to generate a controlled drive...
8924163 User interface system and method for diagnosing a rotating machine condition not based upon prior measurement history  
A vibration data collection and rotating machinery fault diagnostic instrument includes a machine setup engine, a measurement engine, a diagnostic engine, a measurement user interface module, a...
8924168 Method and system to detect actuation of a switch using vibrations or vibration signatures  
Described herein are embodiments of methods and systems to detect actuation of a switch using vibrations and vibration signatures. One aspect of the method comprises sending an actuation signal to...
8914245 Ultrasound probe with accelerometer  
An ultrasonic probe (10) that scans a subject with beams of high frequency sound. The probe (10) includes a transducer (26) to produce high frequency sound waves, a means to steer the sound waves...
8914244 Apparatus and method for inspecting laminated structure  
Disclosed is an apparatus, method and system for inspecting structures, and more particularly for evaluating the condition of a structure. The disclosed nondestructive inspection testing method...
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...
8892374 Identifying electrical sources of acoustic noise  
Systems and methods of identifying electrical sources of audible acoustic noise may involve identifying first frequency content of a circuit board, wherein the first frequency content is...
8886473 System and method for vibration analysis  
Identification and correction of component vibration issues in an industrial plant is accomplished with a database of component vibration data collected and maintained on a plant server, secure...
8880364 Method and apparatus for detection of short stress waves  
Systems, apparatuses, and methods for measuring microscopic vibration of machines, which include the use of a selectable high pass or band pass filter and an average power processor unit, among...
8874255 Method of control of rotation of spindle and control system of machine tool  
A method of control of rotation of a spindle device and a control system of a machine tool which enable machining without generation of chatter vibration without using special tools of variable...
8868242 System for monitoring plant equipment  
A system for monitoring plant equipment is provided. Another aspect provides an automated analysis system wherein software instructions operably compare sensor data to predefined valves and...
8849587 System and method for remotely monitoring the health of a transformer  
A method for determining the health of a transformer through vibration measurement is disclosed. A vibratory signal, in the form of a physical mechanical vibration or auditory signal, is received...
8843330 Characterizing the response of a computer system component to vibrations  
Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that characterizes a response of a component in a computer system to vibrations generated by the computer system. First, the system...
8818683 Method and apparatus for operating a gas turbine engine  
A method for operating a gas turbine engine includes coupling at least one sensor within the gas turbine engine to transmit a signal indicative of a vibration level of a rotor assembly within the...
8814805 Complex signal demodulation and angular demodulation for non-contact vital sign detection  
Methods for recovering a detected signal in non-contact vital sign detection are provided. According to one embodiment, a detected reflected signal from a non-contact vital sign detection system...
8812268 Method and apparatus for resolving piled-up pulses by using a mathematical transform  
A method and apparatus for resolving individual signals in detector output data, the method comprising obtaining or expressing the detector output data as a digital series, obtaining or...
8812254 Methods and systems for monitoring stator winding vibration  
Embodiments of methods and systems for monitoring stator winding vibration of a rotating electric machine are provided. According to one example embodiment, a system includes at least one sensor...
8807959 Reciprocating compressor and methods for monitoring operation of same  
A condition monitoring system for use with a reciprocating device. The condition monitoring system includes at least one pressure sensor that is configured to sense a pressure within the...
8805627 Method and system for organic specimen feature identification in ultrasound image  
A system, method, and computer program product. The system includes an ultrasound transducer configured for coupling ultrasound incident waves into selected regions of an organic specimen and...
8798944 Estimating ball-grid-array longevity in a computer system  
A method for generating a service action for a computer system is described. During the method, a longevity index value for a packaging technology in the computer system is calculated using a...
8793094 Vibrator motor speed determination in a mobile communications device  
One embodiment relates to testing and verifying vibrator motor operation during manufacturing of a device and during in-the-field use. The test relies on an integrated motion sensor or other...
8788222 Detection of pipeline contaminants  
A computer-implemented method, system, and/or computer program product detects contaminants in a pipe that is transporting a known fluid. A baseline vibration pattern is established from readings...
8781762 Systems and methods for determining geologic properties using acoustic analysis  
Systems and methods which determine geologic properties using acoustic analysis are shown. Acoustic signals are collected during processing (e.g., crushing, shearing, striking, compressing, etc.)...
8777800 Mechanical assembly provided with means for monitoring for a structural anomaly, a gearbox provided with such a mechanical assembly, and a method of monitoring for a structural anomaly  
The present invention relates to a mechanical assembly (10) provided with a sun gear (30) and a plurality of planet gears (50) co-operating with said sun gear (30). Each planet gear (50) includes...
8775102 Passive remote detection of gas flow and cable arrival  
A system for use in installation of blown fiber for detecting a signal indicative of presence of at least one of a gas flow or an optical fiber at a remote location, comprising a gas vibration...
8775085 Distributed sensors for dynamics modeling  
An apparatus for estimating at least one of a dynamic motion of a portion of interest of a drill string and a static parameter associated with the portion of interest, the apparatus having: a...
8768634 Diagnosis method of defects in a motor and diagnosis device thereof  
A diagnosis method of defects in a motor and a diagnosis device thereof are described. A vibration sensing module can generate a vibration signal corresponding to a vibration of a motor during...
8762104 Method and apparatus for analysing the condition of a machine having a rotating part  
A method for analyzing a machine having a rotating shaft includes: generating an electric measurement signal dependent on vibrations emanating from the shaft; sampling the measurement signal at a...
8754780 Systems and methods for monitoring and controlling remote devices  
Embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to a system for monitoring a variety of environmental and/or other conditions within a defined remotely located region. Such a system...
8751045 System and method of monitoring an environmental parameter along a predetermined route  
A monitoring system has a vehicle and a monitoring device. The vehicle is movable along a predetermined route, and the monitoring device is detachably mounted to the vehicle. The vehicle has a...
8744786 Detecting system for host vibration test and related method  
A method for host vibration test is disclosed in the present invention. The method includes outputting an initial power spectrum density to a testing platform by a data acquisition device so as to...