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7521673 Wide range, very high resolution differential mobility analyzer (DMA)  
The resolution of a differential mobility analyzer (DMA) and the range of valid mobility values for the charged particles that it can detect are increased. The DMA makes use of a flat...
7520187 Breakaway/crash detection system for use with a fixture on a coordinate measurement machine  
A breakaway unit sits atop a base plate of a coordinate measuring machine via a breakaway coupling system. A crash detection system including at least one crash detection sensor mounted on the...
7520188 Method for controlling quality of a fiberglass mat  
A method is provided for controlling the quality of a fiberglass mat. The method includes the steps of dyeing a test specimen of the fiberglass mat, scanning the test specimen with an optical...
7516047 Diagnostic method for manufacturing processes  
A method for use in a system for diagnosing the causes of manufacturing defects involves process characterization. A set of forms is identified for a workpiece and for a piece of manufacturing...
7507591 Methods of measurement and preparation of measurement structure of integrated circuit  
A method for measuring an integrated circuit (IC) structure by measuring an imprint of the structure, a method for preparing a test site for the above measuring, and IC so formed. The method for...
7506555 Process and apparatus for testing a material under a high temperature and pressure environment  
A test facility is provided for testing materials under high temperature, pressure, and mechanical loads. The facility provides a physically sealed system that simulates conditions in hot sections...
7506550 Apparatus and method for assessing the condition of at least one circulating band in a paper machine  
The invention relates to an apparatus for assessing the condition of at least one circulating band in a papermaking machine including a permeability measuring device, a moisture measuring device,...
7507296 Methods and apparatus for determining scrubber brush pressure  
In a scrubber adapted to clean a semiconductor wafer, the torque of a brush rotation motor is monitored while a scrubber brush is in contact with the wafer and is being rotated by the motor. The...
7499772 Method and system for navigating a nondestructive evaluation device  
A system for the nondestructive evaluation of aircraft comprising a plurality of positional transmitters forming a perimeter around a test airplane and an inspection station within the perimeter....
7497137 Method of monitoring and/or determining the condition of a force-measuring device, and force-measuring device  
In a method for monitoring and/or determining the condition of a force-measuring device with at least one housing that has an interior space and with at least one force-measuring cell installed in...
7497136 Environmental test apparatus  
A second tank for accommodating a sample is disposed within a first tank. A heater for heating gas is provided inside the second tank. A heater controller controls the heater such that temperature...
7493817 Underground pipe inspection device and method  
A method and apparatus for inspecting the walls of an underground pipe from inside the pipe in which an inspection apparatus having a circular planar platform having a plurality of lever arms...
7490782 Spray pump holder for securing a spray pump assembly  
A system for actuating a spray pump assembly comprises a reference platform, a motor, a drive transmission, a spray pump holder, a force coupler, a force transducer, and a system controller. The...
7490525 Testing device for evaluating performance of closure of a vehicle door and testing method  
A testing device for evaluating performance of closure of a vehicle door has a speed calculating part for calculating a speed of the door during the motion of the door relative to the main body of...
7487051 Evaluating method of the fracture toughness using the continuous indentation method  
The present invention relates to a method of evaluating the fracture toughness of a material using the continuous indentation technique. In the method of this invention, the stress coefficient,...
7485153 Fluid free interface for a fluidic analyzer  
Instrument-cartridge interfaces for fluidic analyzers that have an instrument and a removable cartridge are disclosed. For example, and in one illustrative embodiment, the instrument may include a...
7481226 Method and device for analyzing cigarette smoking  
A method for analysing cigarette smoking, which includes equipping a smoker with a portable assembly including a cigarette holder equipped with a detector to detect smoking-related parameters and...
7478570 Wheel measurement systems and methods  
An improved maintenance, inspection, and/or measurement solution is provided. An embodiment of the invention includes a handheld measurement device for measuring an object, such as a railway wheel...
7479391 Pipetting apparatus with integrated liquid level and/or gas bubble detection  
A pipetting apparatus (1) comprises a fluidic space (7), to which a pressure transducer (11) with a pressure sensor (12) is attached with a gas filled space (15). The fluidic space (7) is defined...
7478569 Non-destructive inspection system with flexible display and associated method  
A system and method for inspecting a structure are provided. The system includes a data system that is capable of providing information indicative of at least a portion of the structure. The...
7474981 Method and device for predicting risk of decompression sickness  
A mathematical model that models gas exchange of a central compartment with an environment having a model gas is provided. The central compartment is modeled to be in direct fluid communication...
7471076 Apparatus for measuring numbers of particles and method thereof  
The present invention discloses apparatus and method for rapidly and easily measuring the numbers and size distribution of low concentration particles which exist in a clean space such as a clean...
7467560 Broadband long pulse ultrasonic inspection  
A robotic ultrasonic inspection vehicle is provided with one or more transducers which are driven by a long, broadband excitation pulse for insonifying a sample subject to inspection. The long,...
7463991 Mass flow verifier with flow restrictor  
A flow verifier for verifying measurement of a flow rate of a fluid by a device includes a flow restrictor that renders the flow rate verification substantially insensitive to elements upstream of...
7461565 Conditioning chamber for metallurgical surface science  
The present invention provides a conditioning chamber device for metallurgical samples, adapted to be attached to an instrument having an examination chamber operable in an ultra high vacuum...
7462488 Tissue mimicking elastography phantoms  
Tissue mimicking materials for elastography phantoms have elastic, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance characteristics that are characteristic of human soft tissues and well suited for the...
7458928 Centrifuge energy management system and method  
A method and apparatus for a centrifuge energy management system prevents the energy level of a rotor from exceeding a predetermined containment limit for the centrifuge by monitoring the energy...
7458287 Particle sampling device  
A particle sampling device is disclosed for separating and collecting particles of at least first and second mass/size ranges from an ambient fluid (e.g. gaseous) medium in which they are present,...
7458253 Method for evaluating fixing member and fixing belt and thermal fixing roller  
In a method for evaluating a fixing member to fix a toner having a surface layer, a hardness test is carried out by applying a pressure deformation from the surface side of the fixing member, and...
7458288 Apparatus for simulating the perspiration of the human body and for assessing the vapor permeability and comfort of an item of clothing  
An apparatus for simulating perspiration of human body and for assessing the vapor permeability and comfort of an item of clothing, comprising: a manequin body, provided internally with a cavity,...
7458289 Sensor system for an pipeline inspection tool  
An in-line pipe inspection tool has a sensor carrier carrying a plurality of sensor for monitoring the pipe. In order to permit the sensor carrier and hence the sensors, to conform to changes in...
7454990 Variably controlled accelerated weathering test apparatus  
An accelerated weathering test apparatus including a target board operatively coupled to a reflector device. The target board is configured to support at least one test specimen for exposure to...
7452725 Flow sorting system and methods regarding same  
A system and method for sorting of objects that includes a pathway network that has a plurality of pathways and one or more branch points. A fluid composition including one or more objects can be...
7448251 Method for preparing a motor vehicle for a crash test  
A method for preparing a motor vehicle for a crash test is disclosed. The method subjects the motor vehicle to a sequence of different tests and provides a system of staged modifications that can...
7444892 Continuously variable transmission belt inspection method and inspection device thereof  
A Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) belt inspection device comprising a detection section for a running track and a determination section for distinguishing at least whether the cause of...
7441457 Fixing element for a sensor head  
A fixing element, is designed on a fixing ring (2) for a sensor head (1) measuring speed of rotation or angle of rotation of a wheel in a motor vehicle. The sensor head (1) has a housing (11) made...
7441473 Variable-altitude testing systems  
A ground-based system for simulating dynamic suborbital-flight environments occurring during substantially complete suborbital-flights by a flight vehicle.
7437960 Device for detecting labels on a carrier material  
A device for detecting labels on a carrier material conveyed through a detection plane includes an optical sensor and an ultrasonic sensor. Each sensor is arranged to detect labels. Switching...
7437908 Particle counter  
A particle counter has a saturator inhaling air in an atmosphere and vaporizing a working liquid therein; and an electrical detection unit electrically shielding an internal space thereof to...
7439457 Apparatus for determining relative density of produce using weighing and size measuring  
The higher the reading of relative density, liquid weight per unit volume, of pieces of produce such as fruits, the juicier the piece of produce is. By comparing a number of pieces of produce of...
7434670 Support apparatus and method for ceramic matrix composite turbine bucket shroud  
A shroud support method and apparatus for a ceramic component of a gas turbine having: an outer shroud block having a coupling to a casing of the gas turbine; a spring mass damper attached to the...
7434485 Sensor device for non-intrusive diagnosis of a semiconductor processing system  
A battery powered sensing device for diagnosing a processing system and method for using the same are provided. The support platform generally has physical characteristics, such as size, profile...
7430931 Microgranulometry and methods of applications  
An apparatus and process for measuring the granulometry separations in discrete media and unconsolidated sediments for relatively small sample quantities (5 cc containers of drilling cuffings) is...
7430912 Random incident absorber approximation  
A method for measuring a first angular specific sound absorption spectrum of a first sound absorbing sample. The first sound absorbing sample has a predetermined random incidence sound absorption...
7431260 Wafer measuring fixture  
A wafer-measuring fixture suitable for carrying a broken wafer is described. The wafer-measuring fixture comprises a base having a carrying component. The carrying component is used to hold the...
7430932 Device for telemonitoring the state of aerial power lines(variants)  
The invention refers to remote monitoring of power objects and is designed for collecting data on OHTL conductor status and passing such to data collection point (dispatch point for example). The...
7432453 Apparatus and method for providing spatially-selective on-line mass or volume measurements of manufactured articles  
This invention relates to a method and apparatus for mass and/or volume measurements of manufactured articles. More particularly, this invention relates to a method and apparatus for mass and/or...
7429948 Device and method for calibrating and improving the accuracy of barometric altimeters with GPS-derived altitudes  
In a combined GPS/altimeter device, the calibration and hence the accuracy of barometric altimeter measurements are enhanced with the aid of derived altitudes from a GPS. The device determines the...
7428850 Integrated in situ scanning electronic microscope review station in semiconductor wafers and photomasks optical inspection system  
A substrate inspection system includes two or more inspection modules supported on a plate. A chamber is supported beneath the plate by a translation system, which is configured to provide...
7426879 Inspection method and inspection apparatus of reinforced concrete pipe  
Deterioration of reinforced concrete pipes is checked and the deterioration progress level is classified. Based on the inspection result, a portion to be inspected in detail in an inspection area...