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7600441 Comprehensive particulate matter measurement system and method for using the same  
A comprehensive particulate matter measurement system (CPMMS) that measures accurate mass size distribution of particulate matter (PM) in ambient air, and a method to measure the accurate mass...
7600442 Ultrasonic probing method and apparatus therefor utilizing resonance phenomenon  
A flaw Z with a long probing length inside a probing target is allowed to be probed. The waves other than the probing target waves are removed or reduced, so that the individual difference in the...
7597015 Particle size sampler  
A particle size sampler includes a cylindrical housing with an inlet end and an outlet end. A pump, connected to an outlet pipe at the outlet end, draws air through the particle size sampler....
7597017 Human locomotion simulator  
The present invention discloses locomotion simulator comprising a base having a surface movable along a base axis, a post mounted to the base a pelvic structure and a hip-thigh mechanism wherein...
7597016 Fuel deposit testing using burner-based exhaust flow simulation system  
A method of using an exhaust flow simulation system to test the effects of exhaust system conditions on various materials. A typical exhaust flow simulator is a burner-based system, in which...
7594448 Crawler for inspecting pipes  
Robotic external pipeline crawler system employs the use of logic control to provide a system capable of constantly and accurately maintaining a position at the vertex of the pipe. This apex...
7596425 Substrate detecting apparatus and method, substrate transporting apparatus and method, and substrate processing apparatus and method  
A substrate is supported by planes of four substrate supporters arranged on the top surface of a transport arm. Three ultrasonic distance measuring sensors are fixed on a fixing base arranged...
7591199 Method for measuring of particles generated from medical devices or instruments utilized during simulated clinical applications  
An apparatus for measuring particles generated from a medical device includes a platform configured for retaining at least one medical device and at least one simulated body lumen tubing. The...
7591198 Apparatus and system for measuring of particles generated from medical devices or instruments utilized during simulated clinical applications  
An apparatus for measuring particles generated from a medical device during a simulated clinical application includes a platform configured for retaining at least one medical device and at least...
7587926 Method and apparatus for testing detectors  
An apparatus (10) for testing detectors has a cup or chamber (30) supported within a mid-cap (40) by a support ring (50). An adjustable cap (70) attaches at one end to a mid-cap (40) and at the...
7587835 Device and a method for examination of the straightness of needles  
A device for examination of the straightness of diagnostic and therapeutic needles (11), of the kind which are, with a high grade of accuracy, adapted for selection of samples from, injection of...
7589539 Process for simulating the corrosive effects of refinery feedstocks on refinery metalurgy  
Process for evaluating the corrosive effect of a refinery feedstock on the metallurgy of one or more refinery processes, by (i) providing a plurality of refinery feedstocks and/or a plurality of...
7587949 System and method for stimulation and characterization of biologic materials  
A multi-sample biologic material stimulation and characterization system includes individual flow paths for each sample. Each individual flow path can maintain sterile conditions and may be...
7587942 Ultrasonic inspection crawler and method for inspecting welds of jet pumps in a nuclear reactor vessel  
An inspection assembly adapted to traverse an inspection surface, the assembly includes: a crawler body including a first side and a bottom side, wherein the first side is adapted to face a first...
7587929 Joint combined aircrew systems tester  
A Joint Combined Aircrew Systems Tester (JCAST) that can be used to test aircrew integrated life support equipment currently authorized for use by aircrew members of the Air Force, Navy and Army....
7584675 Connector enabling multiple sampling of sealed environment  
Connector which provide conduits between a sealed environment and an exterior of the environment includes a housing, a plurality of internal conduits extending from a first side of the housing,...
7581457 Method and apparatus for testing materials  
An apparatus for performing tests on materials, the apparatus comprising a leaktight receptacle defining an inside volume, the receptacle being provided with an opening and the ability to provide...
7584061 Device for measuring permeate flow and permeate conductivity of individual reverse osmosis membrane elements  
The present disclosure relates to a system comprising an integrated sensor for measurement of permeate flow and permeate conductivity of individual membrane elements while they are in operation in...
7578209 Metal element inspection device and metal element inspection method  
A metal element inspection device comprising a conveying portion for sequentially transporting a plurality of metal elements, wherein a flank side recessed part formed in a metal element for a...
7578164 Method and apparatus for inspecting turbine nozzle segments  
A method for inspecting a turbine nozzle segment includes positioning the turbine nozzle segment on a base of a tool, with the outer forward face and the inner forward face of the turbine nozzle...
7578207 Measuring apparatus and measuring method for concrete-forming materials  
A measuring apparatus of submergence aggregate according to the present invention comprising a stock bin for storing fine aggregate, a fine aggregate feed hopper placed under the stock bin, a...
7578208 System and method for generating a gas sample of known and adjustable relative humidity  
A system and method for providing a destination point with a gas having a selectable known humidity. A gas having an initial relative humidity is alternately directed in accordance with a duty...
7577534 Risk assessment of metal vapor arcing  
A method for assessing metal vapor arcing risk for a component is provided. The method comprises acquiring a current variable value associated with an operation of the component; comparing the...
7574933 Indexing device for manufacturing system for aircraft structures and other large structures  
A production system for manufacturing a workpiece comprises an index system including a plurality of index devices removably mounted on the workpiece at known longitudinally spaced locations...
7574934 Missing hole detector  
A missing hole detector to detect a missing or misplaced hole in a (e.g., sheet metal) workpiece. The missing hole detector is preferably located at a punching station within the upper turret of a...
7568516 Method and device for assessing the risk of fluid leakage in a heat exchanger with sensor  
A method and device, for a heat exchanger which is provided with gaskets, for assessing and detecting the risk of fluid leakage in the heat exchanger due to worn-out gaskets. In the heat...
7565273 Determination of the age, identification and sealing of a product containing volatile components  
The invention concerns a method and system for determining the age of an object such as a product containing volatile components, comprising: measuring a first strength of a first scent with a...
7559263 Pressure resistance inspecting method and pressure resistance inspecting apparatus for heat exchangers  
A method of inspecting a heat exchanger for pressure resistance. The heat exchanger includes plural hollow refrigerant channel portions arranged in parallel and each having joints inside thereof,...
7559225 Artificial throat  
The present invention relates to an artificial throat for simulating aroma release comprising—a tube (1) having an inlet (2) and an outlet (3) and having an upper portion (4), a middle portion (5)...
7555933 Method and software for detecting vacuum concentrator ends-of-runs  
A method for determining ends of runs in a vacuum concentrator includes operating the vacuum concentrator at a pressure set point, periodically inducing a pressure increase in the vacuum...
7555966 Micro miniature air gap inspection crawler  
An air gap inspection device. The air gap inspection device may include a substantially rigid rail, a cart positioned on the rail, a drive system for maneuvering the cart along the rail, and an...
7558409 System and method for identifying a user by grading a digital representation of an analogue form entered by the user  
A system for identifying a user by deriving a digital representation of an analogue form entered by the user, the analogue form being distinctive of the user; and by grading the digital...
7552620 Fluid permeation testing method employing mass spectrometry  
Fluid permeation testing involves filling a first cavity of a test cell with a test fluid and filling a second cavity of the test cell with a challenge fluid. The challenge fluid comprises at...
7552655 Systems and methods for non-destructive mass sensing  
The invention provides systems and methods for measuring the mass of a substance. In one method, energy is applied to a substance and a response resulting from the application of energy as...
7549318 Method and device for the measurement of the number concentration and of the average diameter of aerosol particles  
According to the invention, particles of an aerosol are firstly charged in a unipolar manner in a diffusion charger (10). They are subsequently led through a diffusional precipitator (20) in which...
7549320 Measuring cement properties  
A cement sample testing apparatus including a first pressure zone; a second pressure zone; and a pressure control system. The pressure control system can be in fluid communication with the first...
7548059 Pipeline inspection tool with spirally arranged sensor blocks  
A pipeline inspection tool has a spirally arranged series of blocks, with each block having a magnet and at least one magnetic flux sensor. An axially extending support may be provided which...
7547852 Hydraulic scale for determining seeding density of a planter and method  
A hydraulic scale for planter calibration is disclosed. The hydraulic scale includes a tube having indicia disposed thereon. The tube has a substantially closed bottom and a substantially open...
7543513 Honeycomb structure mounting base and honeycomb structure inspection apparatus  
A honeycomb structure mounting base includes a mounting member having a structure mounting surface configured to contact an entire end face of a honeycomb structure including a periphery of the...
7543475 Device for simulating a side collision of a motor vehicle  
A device for simulating a collision of a motor vehicle by a laterally hitting impactor. The device comprises a seat carriage (3) which can be displaced in the transversal direction of the vehicle...
7543512 Bore inspection probe  
A probe for inspecting a bore includes a housing dimensioned for insertion into the bore and a plurality of stabilization legs having a first end attached to the housing and a second end...
7533588 Micromovement measuring device and method of movement process conversion to an electric signal  
A micromovement measuring device records creeping and dynamic infraprocesses both of natural and artificial origin, including seismic processes or infrasound and gravitational waves. The device...
7533586 Method and apparatus for mass analysis of samples  
The present invention comprises an apparatus and a method for mass analyses of an array of samples contained in distinct sample holders. The sample holders are placed on a plurality of sensors...
7530424 Sonic boom simulator  
A supersonic boom simulator constructed from a directed coherent sound pulse source, a waveguide and a bass trap at the opposite end of the waveguide from the directed coherent sound pulse source.
7526944 Remote monitoring of pipelines using wireless sensor network  
A wireless sensor network is installed inside pipelines using sensors and wireless transceivers that are small, low-cost, and rugged. The objective is monitoring the pipeline and recommending...
7529632 Driving force calculating device, driving force calculating method, power assisting device, driving force calculating program, and computer-readable storage medium  
A driving force calculating device (1) includes: a setting information acquiring section (23) which acquires (a) muscle specifying information that specifies a target muscle, which is a muscle...
7526969 Method and device for the contactless detection of flat objects  
The invention relates to a method and a device for the contactless detection of flat objects, particularly in sheet form, such as paper, films, foils, plates and similar flat materials or packs....
7520189 Generator inspection assembly  
An inspection system is provided for inspecting a generator including a rotor and a stator substantially surrounding the rotor. The rotor has a first end with a first circumference, and a second...
7520168 Vibration reduction for head gimbal assembly testing  
An assembly for testing a head gimbal assembly (HGA) comprises a support platform configured to hold a base plate of the HGA. A base plate of the HGA is mounted on the support platform. The...
7520047 Method and apparatus for loading a read/write head to a spinstand  
Apparatus for loading a read/write head to a spinstand has a load area for receiving at least one head to be tested. The apparatus further has a first station having a coarse precisor arranged to...