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8061224 Method for performing a shelf lifetime acceleration test  
Embodiments of the invention provide a method of determining a storage lifetime of a wafer in a storage environment, the storage environment corresponding to an environment having a first value of...
8061223 Testing apparatus for touch screen  
A testing apparatus (100) for testing a touch screen used in an electronic device is described. The testing apparatus includes a base (20), a testing device (13), a holding mechanism (10), and a...
8060337 Method and apparatus for estimating a motion parameter  
A system for estimating motion parameters corresponding to a user. The system may generally include a receiver operable to receive a signal from an external source, an inertial sensor operable to...
8060257 Network architecture for remote robot with interchangeable tools  
Systems, methods and devices for the remote control of a robot which incorporates interchangeable tool heads. Although applicable to many different industries, the core structure of the system...
8055469 Method and apparatus for determining the attachment position of a motion sensing apparatus  
A motion sensing apparatus generally comprising a housing unit operable to be attached to an object at an attachment position, an accelerometer operable to provide a signal corresponding to an...
8051728 Monitoring a connection in a computer system  
Some embodiments of the present invention provide a system that monitors a connection in a computer system between a connector and a component coupled to the connector. During operation, a first...
8055456 Method of monitoring and/or determining the condition of a force-measuring device, and force-measuring device  
An interior space of the at least one housing of a force-measuring device is filled with a gas composition that is distinguishable in at least one parameter from the ambient atmosphere. A sensor...
8051564 Methods and apparatus for fabricating a turbine nozzle assembly  
A method for fabricating a nozzle segment for use within a turbine nozzle assembly. The method comprises providing a nozzle segment including an outer band, an inner band, and at least one vane...
8055459 Instrument and method for measuring partial electrical discharges in an electrical system  
An instrument (1) and a method for measuring pulses of partial electrical discharges in an electrical system comprise data processing means (5) operatively associated both with an input stage (2),...
8047087 Level sensor mounting  
A method for fixing a fuel level sensor in a fuel tank having an upper and a lower wall, the sensor having a foot and a top. The method fixedly secures the foot of the sensor to the bottom wall of...
8047088 Environmental test chamber having movable panel and method of driving the same  
Disclosed are an environmental test chamber having a movable panel and a method of driving the same. The environmental test chamber is used in a thermo-hygrostat, a thermostat, and a high...
8041540 System, device, and method for acoustic and visual monitoring of a wind turbine  
A method for monitoring a wind turbine. A monitoring signal, including an audio signal and/or an image signal, is received from a monitoring device. Operating data are calculated based on the...
8033190 Process condition sensing wafer and data analysis system  
A measuring device incorporating a substrate with sensors that measure the processing conditions that a wafer may undergo during manufacturing. The substrate can be inserted into a processing...
8033189 Robot skin  
In a skin of a robot, it is configured to have a plurality of tactile sensors discretely installed on a base, a first member disposed on the tactile sensors, the first member being continuously...
8032315 System and method of correlating the orientation of a tri-axial accelerometer  
A system and method for analyzing a device that includes a mass configured for motion. The system includes a tri-axial accelerometer disposed to detect acceleration vectors of the device and to...
8024984 Device and method for testing decoking tools  
A device for testing decoking tools comprises means 30 for receiving the decoking tool 31 which can be connected to a high-pressure water conduit, as well as means for testing the water jet which...
8020460 Sensor housing and mount for in-line inspection tool  
An in-line inspection tool comprising sensors and sensor housings is disclosed. Each sensor housing may contain at least one sensor. The tool may further comprise a structure comprising a central...
8015888 Thin-film sample holder  
A gas sorption sample chamber contains a plurality of thin-film substrates and fluidly couple said substrates to a Sieverts' device or other gas sorption analyzer. The thin-film substrates are...
8014968 Self-test circuit for high-definition multimedia interface integrated circuits  
A high-definition multimedia interface circuit uses a high-definition multimedia interface encoder to produce a plurality of channels of data. An output circuit, connected to the high-definition...
8006577 Method and apparatus for testing for the presence of excess drivers in a surgical cartridge  
A testing method and apparatus for determining whether surgical cartridges have excess drivers. A blade is disposed in the slots of the cartridge and displaced while it contacts the floor of the...
8001853 Conditioning chamber for metallurgical surface science  
The present invention provides a conditioning chamber device and a conditioning method for metallurgical samples which can be directly connected to an instrument having an examination chamber...
8001858 Pipeline inspection apparatus and method using radio frequency identification and inertial navigation  
A pipeline inspection device, for example a pipeline inspection gauge or pig, is configured for inspecting a pipeline. The pipeline includes a plurality of pipes of varying orientations and a...
8000936 Data analysis system for determining coating conditions of a buried pipeline  
A data analysis program operable for displaying at least one representation of a buried pipeline in a geographical area and associated on-pipe current values at various locations along the...
8000934 Method and device for diagnosing an ascertainment of a performance quantity of an internal combustion engine  
A method and a device for diagnosing an ascertainment of a performance quantity of an internal combustion engine. Within the scope of a first diagnostic process a first value which is...
7997847 Automated robotic system for handling surgical instruments  
Systems and methods that process a plurality of surgical instruments for cleaning and/or packaging. A device identifies a robot-ready insert having a predetermined configuration for accepting at...
7996171 Intelligent electronic device with broad-range high accuracy  
A method and apparatus provides high-accuracy measurements of an electrical parameter across a broad range of parameter input values. In one embodiment, an intelligent electronic device (IED),...
7992348 High-frequency measuring enclosure for measuring large test objects  
A high-frequency measuring enclosure for measuring large test objects is formed by an air-supported membrane or textile construction of a spherical or ellipsoidal contour, which is substantially...
7991530 System and method for classifying vehicle occupant  
A system and method for classifying a vehicle occupant is disclosed. A base is installed in each of leg frames of a seat of a vehicle. A cover is installed above the base to be spaced apart from...
7987737 Sensor holder for a piston cylinder unit  
A sensor holder for a piston-cylinder unit with a cylinder and a piston rod which is movable relative to the latter comprises a holding element which carries out a synchronous movement with...
7987059 Real-time power system oscillation detection using modal analysis  
A power system oscillation detection device is provided for use in an electric power system. A plurality of sample signals are acquired from the electrical power system via a plurality of...
7981682 High resolution flow cytometer  
High resolution particle differentiation process and separation system that provides enhanced resolution of particles based upon selected particle characteristics. In particular, the system may...
7982764 Apparatus for monitoring a package handling system  
A monitoring apparatus for sensing conditions associated with a package handling system. The monitoring apparatus includes a test package configured for being handled by the package handling...
7975565 Disk reversing/transporting mechanism and disk tester using the same mechanism  
A disk reversing/transporting mechanism for reversing a disk in transit of the disk from a first position to a second position has a rail, a movable table movable on the rail, and a cam plate...
7975401 Apparatus and method for controlling a clothes dryer  
A clothes dryer has a degree of dryness control system that is responsive to moisture level of clothing articles tumbling in a drum and a target moisture value to control the drying cycle of the...
7971497 Devices and methods for performing inspections, repairs, and/or other operations within vessels  
Devices and methods facilitate inspections, repairs, and other operations within vessels without human entry into the vessels, and without introducing contaminants that could reduce the purity of...
7958624 Software and methods for automated pallet inspection and repair  
An automated pallet inspection and repair apparatus includes an inspection station and a repair station. The inspection station includes a laser that illuminates a pallet, a camera that collects...
7962315 Gathering data concerning publication usage  
Methods and systems for measuring and gathering data relating to publication usage by participants in publication readership studies. Some methods and systems employ portable monitors carried by...
7954391 Method for testing the functionality of armatures  
The disclosure relates to a method for testing the functionality of armatures, e.g., of safety armatures, in process control systems which are assigned a test device for implementing partial...
7950297 Nondestructive inspection heads for components having limited surrounding space  
An inspection head where non-destructive inspection is structured to fit into narrow spaces, and to accurately and repeatably move an inspection probe along a surface to be inspected. Movement of...
7950268 Vehicle rollover test fixture  
A test fixture for rollover crash testing of a test vehicle onto a movable sled surface employs a cradle to support and rotate the test vehicle. A suspension assembly is attached to each end of...
7947503 Monitor and methods for characterizing airborne particulates  
A dust monitor is disclosed that is suitably deployed in dusty environments and capable of providing near real-time indications of exposure to airborne particulates. The monitor includes a filter...
7945409 Method for verifying position on an angioplasty balloon  
A monitoring system and data archive system for a stent crimping process. The information concerning the crimped stent is used in deciding whether the stent is acceptable for insertion into the...
7942034 Testing system  
A system for testing a mechanical input device of a wireless telecommunication device is provided, where the system comprises a pressure air regulator comprising: a receive unit comprising an...
7939276 Assays which screen for compounds that modulate bitter taste of chlorogenic lactone compounds  
The present invention relates to the discovery that specific human taste receptors in the T2R taste receptor family respond to particular bitter compounds, i.e., chlorogenic lactone compounds that...
7941296 Benchmarking and gap analysis system and method  
A computer-implemented method is provided for creating a peer unit and comparing that peer unit to a target unit in order to determine the difference in performance between the target unit and a...
7938032 Dissolution testing with in-situ gravimetric volume measurement  
A dissolution test apparatus includes a vessel support member, weight sensors, a movable component, a media transport cannula, a pump, and an electronic controller. The vessel support member...
7938031 Flow cell, flow cell manufacturing method and particle measurement instrument  
A flow cell 1 is provided with a flow channel 2 which has rounded corners 3 in section. A measuring sample under high pressure is introduced into the flow channel 2 formed in the flow cell 1 and...
7931734 Particle separation  
Embodiments of a method for selecting particles, such as based on their morphology, is disclosed. In a particular example, the particles are charged and acquire different amounts of charge, or...
7929303 Storage device testing system cooling  
A storage device testing system that includes at least one rack, test slots housed by each rack, and at least one air mover in pneumatic communication with the test slots. Each test slot includes...
7921741 Electromagnetic testing model of human hand  
Model human hands (902) for use in electromagnetic (e.g., microwave and RF) testing comprise a skeleton (1200, 104) of dielectric tubes (142, 148, 166, 170, 174, 178, 206, 208, 210, 1202, 1212,...