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8813573 Micromechanical component and production method for a micromechanical component  
A micromechanical component includes: an adjustable element connected to a holder at least via a spring; a first sensor device with at least one first piezo-resistive sensor element, which first...
8789426 System and method of measuring quasi-static force with a piezoelectric sensor  
A system and method employing a piezoelectric sensor for quasi-static force measurement substantially free of drift and with improved low-frequency response. The output signal from the sensor is...
8783113 MEMS dynamic pressure sensor, in particular for applications to microphone production  
A pressure sensor of the MEMS and/or NEMS type is disclosed, including: at least one first deformable cavity (20) to receive pressure variations from an ambient atmosphere, this first deformable...
8757001 Mechanically coupled force sensor on flexible platform assembly structure  
A force sensor system includes a substrate, a cover, a sensor, and a spherical force transfer element. The cover is coupled to the substrate, and has an inner surface, an outer surface, an opening...
8746075 Flexible electrically conductive nanotube sensor for elastomeric devices  
A flexible substrate has a major surface and a sensor attached to and aligned with the major surface of the substrate. The sensor may have an elastic body containing conductive nanotubes...
8726736 Method for determining the local stress induced in a semiconductor material wafer by through vias  
A method for determining, in a first semiconductor material wafer having at least one through via, mechanical stress induced by the at least one through via, this method including the steps of:...
8725431 Tactile sensor unit, robot including the tactile sensor unit, and load calculation method  
A tactile sensor unit is provided, which includes a substrate; a coat formed on the substrate; and a cantilever beam structure having one end fixed to the substrate and curved to rise in such a...
8714023 System and method for detecting surface perturbations  
This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for assessing a surface using a piezoelectric element. In one aspect, the method includes applying a device to the surface, wherein the...
8707796 Semiconductor strain gauge array  
A strain monitoring system including an array of semiconductor strain gauges. Each strain gauge in the array of strain gauges includes a lithographically fabricated 4-resistor bridge for providing...
8695433 Mechanical-quantity measuring device  
A mechanical-quantity measuring device capable of measuring a strain component in a specific direction with high precision is provided. At least two or more pairs of bridge circuits are formed...
8689647 Sensing module having a piezo-resistive sensor for orthopedic load sensing insert device  
A sensing insert device (100) is disclosed for measuring a parameter of the muscular-skeletal system. The sensing insert device (100) can be temporary or permanent. Used intra-operatively, the...
8683870 Sensor device with stepped pads for connectivity  
A sensor device includes at least one sensor device coupled to a substrate. A solder pad interface includes a plurality of steps, with at least a portion of the steps positioned at different...
8671769 Device for measuring deformation of a structure and a method for measuring deformation of a structure using the same  
The present invention is directed to a device for measuring a deformation ratio of a structure which includes a photonic crystal layer containing nanoparticles aligned at a certain interval. The...
8646335 Contact stress sensor  
A method for producing a contact stress sensor that includes one or more MEMS fabricated sensor elements, where each sensor element of includes a thin non-recessed portion, a recessed portion and a...
8640551 Shear force detection device, tactile sensor and grasping apparatus  
A shear force detection device for detecting a shear force includes: a support body including an opening defined by a pair of straight parts perpendicular to a detection direction of the shear...
8640550 Shear force detection device, tactile sensor and grasping apparatus  
A shear force detection device for detecting a shear force includes: a support body including an opening defined by a pair of straight parts perpendicular to a detection direction of the shear...
8631711 MEMS composite transducer including compliant membrane  
A MEMS composite transducer includes a substrate, a MEMS transducer, and a compliant membrane. Portions of the substrate define an outer boundary of a cavity. A first portion of the MEMS...
8618821 Device for detecting the thinning down of the substrate of an integrated circuit chip  
A device for detecting the thinning down of the substrate of an integrated circuit chip, including, in the active area of the substrate, bar-shaped diffused resistors connected as a Wheatstone...
8614492 Nanowire stress sensors, stress sensor integrated circuits, and design structures for a stress sensor integrated circuit  
Stress sensors and stress sensor integrated circuits using one or more nanowire field effect transistors as stress-sensitive elements, as well as design structures for a stress sensor integrated...
8590390 Methods of fabricating a miniature strain sensing apparatus  
A strain sensing apparatus including a deformable substrate is presented. The deformable substrate is configured to detect a strain of the body that can be coupled to the deformable substrate....
8544337 Piezoelectric chromic impact sensor  
An impact sensor includes a piezoelectric transducer operatively connected to a chromic device. The chromic device includes a chromic material that changes from a first color state to a second...
8534133 Electrical circuit assemblies and structural components incorporating same  
A structural health monitoring arrangement includes a component formed of fiber reinforced composite material with a plurality of electrical conducting fibers intrinsic to the composite defining...
8528414 Apparatus for measuring a mechanical quantity  
Because of stress occurring due to a change in temperature, and presence of heat distribution on a semiconductor substrate, and a dopant dosage gradient, an offset output occurs to a Wheatstone...
8516905 MEMS pressure sensor  
A MEMS resonator 100 including a substrate 112; an vibrator 102 including an mechanically vibrating part and a fixed part; at least one electrode 108 that is close to the vibrator and has an area...
8515677 Methods and apparatus to prevent failures of fiber-reinforced composite materials under compressive stresses caused by fluids and gases invading microfractures in the materials  
Methods and apparatus are described to use real-time measurement systems to detect the onset of compression induced microfracturing of fiber-reinforced composite materials. Measurements are...
8511174 Strain sensor and corresponding sensor arrangement  
The invention relates to a sensor as a built-in component of an object, especially an elastic object, the sensor comprising a polymer material containing electroconductive additives according to...
8499646 Utility pull-back tension monitoring arrangement with sensor output compensation and method  
Tension monitoring is described using a sensor which may exhibit an offset for which compensation may be provided to produce a zero voltage amplified output or to increase dynamic range. An...
8495917 Apparatus, method, and computer program product for sensing flexural deformation  
A sensing device is provided for measuring flexural deformations of a surface. Such a sensing device may be used as a user interface in portable electronic devices. The sensing device comprises at...
8479585 Pressure sensing or force generating device  
In one aspect, the present invention relates to a pressure sensing/force generating device comprising a non-planar substrate, a printed pressure sensitive element comprising (a) a piezoelectric...
8459128 Sub-threshold elastic deflection FET sensor for sensing pressure/force, a method and system thereof  
The present invention relates to high sensitivity elastic deflection sensors, more particularly related to capacitively coupled FET based elastic deflection sensors. A sub-threshold elastic...
8438931 Semiconductor strain sensor  
A semiconductor strain sensor having a strain sensor chip composed of a semiconductor substrate having a piezoresistive element as a strain detection section. The semiconductor strain sensor has a...
8434374 Sub-threshold forced plate FET sensor for sensing inertial displacements, a method and system thereof  
The present invention relates to a Sub-threshold Field Effect Transistor (SF-FET). The invention integrates a MEMS mechanical transducer along with the sensing mechanism in a single device. Forced...
8436436 Multifunctional nanoscopy for imaging cells  
Disclosed herein is an apparatus for sensing characteristics of an object. In a preferred embodiment, the apparatus comprises an array, wherein the array comprises a plurality of nanoscale hybrid...
8429981 Method of measuring a physical parameter and electronic interface circuit for a capacitive sensor for implementing the same  
The measuring method is for measuring a physical parameter using an electronic interface circuit (1) for a capacitive sensor (2) with at least two capacitors (C1X, C2X) whose common electrode (CM)...
8413519 Contact detector with piezoelectric sensor  
Disclosed is an apparatus and methodology for detecting contact within a monitored area. A piezoelectric sensor (40) is attached to one end of detector (100), which is positioned, for contact by...
8397580 Multi-ferroic structural health monitoring systems and methods  
A method for testing a multiple layer structure is described. The method includes monitoring strains experienced by strain sensitive, magnetic particles disbursed within an adhesive between a first...
8393646 Pipe connection with readable crimping marker  
In an aspect, in general, a pipe connection with readable compression marker is provided with a fitting to which a pipe end can be connected, a pipe with an end connectable to fitting and a...
8387468 Method and apparatus for a self-powered RFID-readable pedometer  
A device, system and method for analyzing a user's motion using a piezoelectric film to generate a plurality of deformation signals based upon an associated plurality of deformations, an EEPROM to...
8387464 Laterally integrated MEMS sensor device with multi-stimulus sensing  
A microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) sensor device (20) includes a substrate (22) having sensors (24, 26) disposed on the same side (28) of the substrate (22) and laterally spaced apart from one...
8381601 Transducer matrix film  
A transducer system includes a plurality of transducer elements formed on a flexible substrate with localized circuit elements and interconnects associated with each transducer element.
8365609 Mechanical-quantity measuring device  
A mechanical-quantity measuring device capable of measuring a strain component in a specific direction with high precision is provided. At least two or more pairs of bridge circuits are formed...
8359931 Shear force detection device, tactile sensor and grasping apparatus  
A shear force detection device for detecting a shear force includes: a support body including an opening defined by a pair of straight parts perpendicular to a detection direction of the shear...
8347726 Free-standing nanowire sensor and methods for forming and using the same  
A sensing device includes a nanowire configured to deform upon exposure to a force, and a transducer for converting the deformation into a measurement. The nanowire has two opposed ends; and the...
8347727 Multi-format, binary code symbol for non-linear strain measurement  
A binary code symbol for non-linear strain measurement that can be constructed in any geometric shape having a solid, continuous perimeter containing straight line segments. The symbol includes...
8347728 Stress detection within an integrated circuit having through silicon vias  
An integrated circuit 2 is formed of multiple wafer layers 4, 6, 8, 10 arranged in a stack and connected with through silicon vias 12. Mechanical strain sensors 26, 28, 30, 32 in the form of ring...
8327715 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...
8307715 Directly applied read and transmit—digital strain encoder and digital load cell  
A digital strain encoder includes a gage-emitter, a sensor-receiver, a transmitter, and an energy source. The gage-emitter is affixable to a surface to be measured and deformable on a one-to-one...
8286497 Strain sensor  
Improved microwire strain sensor elements (20, 40, 52, 62) and corresponding methods are provided, which permit accurate, wireless strain monitoring of a variety of structures, including composite...
8272273 Strain measurement device and method of strain measurement using the same  
A strain measurement device includes a strain gauge, a holding device, a transverse strain recorder, and a data processing device. The strain gauge includes at least one first and at least one...
8250927 Flexible, stretchable, and distributed strain sensors  
Methods and systems for sensing strain are disclosed. A thin film sensor includes a thin film polymer matrix that has two electrical terminals, conductive nanoparticles dispersed within the polymer...
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