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8646347 Modular scanner apparatus and probe holding apparatus for inspection  
There is provided a modular scanner and probe holding apparatus for inspection, which consists of an assembly of a plurality of connective links rigidly connected. The connective links are added...
8646346 Skew detection  
A skew detection arrangement comprises first and second series of targets movable past respective sensors, and monitoring means operable to monitor the outputs of the sensors, wherein the...
8650002 Determining plasma processing system readiness without generating plasma  
A test system for facilitating determining whether a plasma processing system (which includes a plasma processing chamber) is ready for processing wafers. The test system may include a...
8640558 System for the automated inspection of structures at height  
A method of inspecting a structure comprises providing an inspection apparatus, engaging the inspection apparatus with an access system coupled to a structure, inspecting the access system using...
8645085 System and method for simulating a billiard cue stroke  
A billiard cue stroke simulator includes a wireless acceleration sensing device and a computing system. The wireless acceleration sensing device measures acceleration of a billiard cue along two...
8640360 Integrated water damage restoration system, sensors therefor, and method of using same  
An overall restoration system useful in removing moisture from structures is provided. The contemplated system includes a power and control device, a series of sensors, and a number of various...
8635921 Measurement apparatus for vacuum therapy systems for wound treatment  
The invention relates to a measurement apparatus for vacuum therapy system (60) for wound treatment, comprising an artificial wound unit (44) with a wall (43) that encloses an artificial wound...
8635920 Particle detector  
A particle detector (10) has a particle sensing surface (12) and a detecting layer (13). Provided on the particle sensing surface (12) is a random arrangement of projecting dactyls (15) which form...
8633713 Internal pipe coating inspection robot  
There is provided herein a robot-based electrical system for locating holidays within coated pipe that does not utilize a grounding wire. In a preferred arrangement, the robot will carry a metal...
8631686 System to measure the absorptive capabilities of porous materials used in oil spill remediation  
Traditional porous material testing does not provide a measure of how well the porous material will perform in oil spill conditions. We disclose a new system that can analyze and determine the...
8635035 Systems and methods for monitoring operation of an LED string  
Methods and systems for monitoring operation of an LED string. An exemplary system includes an LED string, a circuit that supplies current to the LEDs, a current measuring circuit that measures...
8630817 Self centering bore measurement unit  
Disclosed is a bore measurement unit having an elongate main body with first and second ends. A first adjustment mechanism is disposed near the first end and a second adjustment mechanism is...
8630537 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...
8627732 Device for characterizing a size distribution of electrically-charged airborne particles in an air flow  
The invention relates to a device that can reliably characterize a size distribution of electrically-charged airborne particles in an air flow under both stationary conditions and transient...
8627733 Device for characterizing a size distribution of electrically-charged airborne particles in an air flow  
A device (1,2) for characterizing a size distribution of electrically-charged particles in an air flow (50), comprising: a particle charging unit (60), a parallel arrangement of a first...
8621945 Method and apparatus for improving the temperature stability and minimizing the noise of the environment that encloses an interferometric measuring system  
Disclosed herein is a method and system for providing environmental control for a vibration sensitive system such as an interferometric measurement system, while minimizing acoustic noise during...
8626460 Secure test-for-yield chip diagnostics management system and method  
A chip diagnostics management system includes secure design information that define production features of integrated circuit devices and are accessible according to selected levels of access...
8621933 Testing apparatus  
A testing apparatus includes a securing member, a first clipping panel, a second clipping panel, two mounting members, and a sliding member. The securing member includes a screw pole. The first...
8626459 Defect detection in objects using statistical approaches  
Disclosed are systems, methods and articles, including an inspection system that includes at least one generator to apply energy to an object at an application point to cause waves to travel, at...
8616074 In-line piggable wye fitting, apparatus and method  
A fitting for inserting a pig into a pipeline. The fitting comprises a cast body having a first end for connecting to a first end of a pipeline and a second end for connecting to a second end of...
8616076 Test device for testing flexible separators  
Testing the reliability of flexible separators arranged under conditions enabling the cycling rate of testing to be accelerated. According to the invention, two separators are enclosed in two...
8616075 System for performing inspections, repairs, and/or other operations within vessels  
A system is provided to facilitate inspections, repairs, and other operations within vessels without human entry into the vessels, and without introducing contaminants that could reduce the purity...
8617409 Magnetically levitated gas cell for touchless site-isolated wet processing  
A protective chuck is magnetically levitated on a substrate with a gas layer between the bottom surface of the protective chuck and the substrate surface. The gas layer protects a surface region...
8620623 Hierarchical and distributed information processing architecture for a container security system  
A hierarchical and distributed system architecture for a container monitoring and security system is provided. The architecture may be a hierarchical chain of separate, related processing...
8616063 Method and apparatus for thermal control of a multiple chamber test system  
A multiple chamber test system is provided. The multiple chamber test system includes a plurality of test chambers that each include a vibration table. In addition, each of the test chambers is...
8607653 Die-cast article quality judging method, die-casting machine selecting method, and die-casting condition determining method  
The present invention provides: a die-cast quality judging method that can easily judge whether or not a prescribed quality is satisfied; a die-casting machine selecting method of judging whether...
8607654 Platform for suspended sensor stabilization  
A sensor stabilization platform and method for installation in an enclosure is described, wherein the platform can be lowered into the enclosure from the enclosure's entry way (without requiring a...
8607612 Sensor calibration  
A method of calibrating a reversible-binding sensor for detecting an analyte includes: (i) varying the temperature of a first calibration solution from a first temperature (T1) to a second...
8601878 Base excitation testing system using spring elements to pivotally mount wind turbine blades  
A system (1100) for fatigue testing wind turbine blades (1102) through forced or resonant excitation of the base (1104) of a blade (1102). The system (1100) includes a test stand (1112) and a...
8601865 Method and apparatus for measuring liquid quantity in bulk containers  
A method and apparatus for measuring the mass of liquid within collapsible, bulk fabric storage containers is provided wherein a number of pressure pads arranged in a grid pattern supports the...
8590405 Device for a test strip holder, method and arrangement  
For the simplified use of a test strip holder, a device having a holding or positioning device is provided, comprising a mixing chamber, a lid for closing the mixing chamber, and an obvious fluid...
8589088 GIS enabled pipeline upgrading system  
Certain embodiments of the invention may include systems and methods for evaluating pipeline using GIS data. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method is provided for...
8584538 Fatigue testing system for prosthetic devices  
A fatigue testing system provides simultaneous cycle testing for a plurality of prosthetic devices under simulated physiological loading conditions. A plurality of sample holders containing test...
8583396 Impedance-scanning quartz crystal microbalance  
Method for detecting a change in mass with a quartz crystal impedance-scanning microbalance, which can be connected to an evaluation device, wherein the quartz crystal microbalance is designed to...
8578760 Container inspection utilizing linear force actuator  
Container inspection utilizing a linear actuator. A linear actuator shaft is movable such that the shaft end temporarily contacts the container. A feedback parameter resulting from or related to a...
8581577 Low row steam generator inspection probe  
An inspection assembly for insertion inspection of an elongate hollow member. The inspection assembly includes a probe head including at least one sensor for sensing a characteristic of the...
8583403 Method of measuring an anisotropic surface diffusion tensor or surface energy anisotropies  
A method for the determination of the diffusion tensor anisotropy or the surface energy anisotropy that does not require the formation of particular structures, and that is capable of being...
8574173 Motor function estimating system, motor function estimating method and program  
The motor function estimating system 1000 has a memory unit 1260, a data processing unit 1220 (analyzing section), and a display unit 1400. The memory unit 1260 memorizes waveform data about the...
8573077 Wafer inspection system and a method for translating wafers  
A method for inspecting a wafer and a system. The system includes: a chuck; and a robot that includes a movable element connected to a detachable adaptor selected from a group of diced wafer...
8573147 Pipe direction and size indicator  
A pipe direction and size indicator which may be attached to a pipe inspection camera for use in determining the flow direction and size of a pipe. The pipe direction and size indicator generally...
8573076 Non-destructive inspection systems and methods that incorporate interchangeable probes  
A non-destructive inspection (NDI) device is described that includes a robotic arm, a storage device proximate the robotic arm, and a plurality of NDI probe assemblies disposed within the storage...
8573078 System and method for positioning a sensor  
A system for positioning a sensor through an inner barrier and an outer barrier includes a first collar configured for engagement with the inner or outer barriers, a collapsible coupling, and a...
8573075 Liquid droplet discharging apparatus  
The liquid droplet discharging apparatus includes an image formation area and two inspection areas. The apparatus includes a pair of workpiece stages each configured to support a workpiece...
8567268 Environmental testing device  
An environmental testing device includes a humidity control module, a temperature control module; and an air circulation module. The air circulation module includes an enclosure and a fan received...
8571823 Method for controlling the quality of industrial processes, in particular laser-welding processes  
A system and a method for controlling the quality of an industrial process, of the type that comprises the steps of: providing one or more reference signals for the industrial process; acquiring...
8570512 System, storage mediums, and methods for identifying particles in flow  
Methods, storage mediums, and systems for correlating pulses generated from multiple interrogation regions in a flow cytometer to particular particles flowing through the flow cytometer are...
8561487 Testing apparatus for extension device  
A testing apparatus includes a support mechanism, a pushing device, and a clamping device secured to the driving member. The clamping device secures a product. The pushing device includes a...
8561313 Apparatus for measuring film bubbles  
An apparatus for measuring film bubbles (10), includes a guide track (22) that extends in a circumferential direction of the film bubble with a constant spacing relative to the latter, the guide...
8566049 Battery system  
A battery system comprises a first battery cell and a first management unit which is connected in one-to-one correspondence to the first battery cell. The first management unit comprises a first...
8555917 Power line data acquisition  
A motor operated valve diagnostic data acquisition system including: a motor operated valve assembly; a transmitter, the transmitter being permanently connected in a housing of a motor operated...