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7021164 Tire sensor insertion tool and method  
A tool for insertion of a sensor to a predetermined depth within a bore includes an elongate tool tip terminating at a tip end, a handle affixed to the tip, and an axial passageway extending...
7021163 Apparatus and method for concurrently monitoring active release and physical appearance of solid dosage form pharmaceuticals  
An apparatus and method for monitoring the dissolution properties of a solid dosage form pharmaceutical or other material. The apparatus includes a hollow dissolution chamber for supporting the...
7021165 Sensor insertion and removal apparatus and methods using the same  
A sensor insertion and removal apparatus for inserting and/or removing a sensor into/from a chamber having at least one sensor port. The apparatus has a port collar configured to connect near to...
7017431 Methods for inspecting components  
A method for inspecting a component. The method includes coupling the component to a fixture such that the component is fixedly secured in position during machining of the component, and...
7017434 Sensor, plurality of sensors and a method for producing said sensor  
A sensor includes a sensor body with a head having a cavity, a sensor element in the cavity, and a base at a foot of the sensor body. The base has a flange and a protective element of the flange....
7018327 Test apparatus providing pulsatile flow service for test samples  
A test apparatus provides pulsatile flows that replicate the human cardiovascular system for qualifying implantable cardiovascular devices before implantation in a patient. A pump provides flow...
7017435 Hand-held probing adapter for a measurement probing system  
A hand-held probing adapter secures a measurement probing system having a probe body coupled to a probing tip member via at least a first coaxial cable. The adapter has a housing with an interior...
7013744 Tooth aligning device for the aligning of workpiece with pre-cut teeth on gear finishing machines  
The invention concerns a device for the non-contact measurement of the position of the teeth (13) of a workpiece (14) with precut teeth on a gear finishing machine. The measuring probe,...
7010979 Method and apparatus for ultrasonic sizing of particles in suspensions  
A particle size distribution monitor, comprising: a transducer adapted to be a source of ultrasonic energy and positioned in contact with a suspension containing a percent by volume of particles...
7008518 Method and apparatus for monitoring optical characteristics of thin films in a deposition process  
The present invention is directed at least in part to methods and apparatus for optically monitoring selected optical characteristics of coatings formed on substrates during the deposition process...
7004042 Sensor and method for the production thereof  
A sensor arrangement includes a sensor having a sensor body, a lockable arm on the sensor body, where the lockable arm is flexible, and an encoding element on the lockable arm. The arrangement...
7004012 Method of estimating thickness of oxide layer  
Embodiments of the present invention are directed to providing a leakage detecting method for use in an oxidizing system of forming an oxide layer so as to shorten leakage detecting time period....
6997071 Non-destructive method of predicting performance of ceramic components  
The invention is a method of qualifying an implantable ceramic component made of high-purity dense yttria tetragonal zirconium oxide polycrystal (Y-TZP) by application of non-destructive tests....
6993984 Method and apparatus for supplying sample sand from a mixing machine to a sand-property-measuring apparatus  
A method and apparatus for supplying sample sand from a mixing machine to a sand-property-measuring apparatus so that sample sand having no clump of sand is sampled, and so that the value of the...
6993988 Locking clips for retaining parallel elongated members  
Described are clips for collecting sensors into multi-sensor arrays for insertion into wells and the like. The clips are adapted to easily receive the sensors and provide a lock for securing the...
6993987 Meter unit having indication part and control part  
A meter unit for indicating a physical quantity includes an indication part and a control part. The indication part memorizes a first indication deviation data, which provides a deviation between...
6994305 Magnetic mounting assembly  
Provided is a magnet mounting assembly including a ferromagnetic support plate having a periphery, two opposite faces, and a ferromagnetic plate extension depending from the periphery, and a...
6988424 Method and arrangement for positioning a sensor head for measuring while object is moving  
During measurement by means of a measurement arrangement (4) in which a sensor head (7) is axially movable in a sensor housing (6) and is intended, in the measurement position, to rest against a...
6986294 Bulk materials management apparatus and method  
Bulk material measurement packages are described including the preferred embodiment of an automated instrument package (AIP) suited to mount on the inside ceiling of a large silo. The gimbaled AIP...
6983666 Electric furnace bottom probe  
A furnace probe measuring system and method used to measure conditions, such as wear, within an electric furnace. A position assembly is configured to attach to a portion of an electric furnace. A...
6981427 Device for disintegrating biological samples  
A deconstituting device for the preparation of biological samples comprising: a container (2) in the form of a cup for holding the tissue to be deconstituted; a shaft (26) mounted for rotation...
6982409 Measurement system for ball joint of crash test dummy  
A measurement system is provided for a ball joint of a crash test dummy. The measurement system includes a light source operatively supported by a movable ball of the ball joint and a position...
6979119 Sensor system and method for sensing in an elevated-temperature environment, with protection against external heating  
Sensing in an elevated-temperature environment is provided using a sensor system having a sensor housing with an exterior wall with a window-support region having an outwardly facing external...
6978690 Apparatus for the internal inspection of pipes and tubes and the like  
An apparatus for the internal inspection of pipes and tubes or the like, comprising an ultrasonic measuring head and a cable coupled to the measuring head, which cable can be coupled outside the...
6976977 Vacuum setting and indication system for a drainage device  
A drainage device comprising an improved vacuum regulator assembly is disclosed which includes an adjustable knob for indicating the degree of vacuum being applied to the device from a number of...
6974524 Apparatus, method and system for monitoring chamber parameters associated with a deposition process  
Apparatus and methods for measuring characteristics of a metallic target as well as other interior surfaces of a sputtering chamber. The apparatus includes a sensor configured to emit an energy...
6971274 Immersible thermal mass flow meter  
A thermal anemometer or mass flow meter having temperature and flow velocity sensor elements is provided in which a thin film temperature sensor is provided in the heated sensor of the fluid...
6971792 Device and method for measuring absorbed heat flux in a fire test apparatus  
A device for measuring the flux received by a specimen in fire test apparatuses has a copper disk or plate of the same dimensions and the same type of surface coating as a typical material...
6970100 Temperature tag and system for monitoring, recording, and reporting temperature readings  
A temperature tag and system for sensing and reporting an internal temperature reading inside a container. The temperature tag mounts on an outside surface of the container, and a shaft with a...
6968274 Use of cutting velocities for real time pore pressure and fracture gradient prediction  
Disclosed is a new method for providing accurate real time predictions of pore pressure and fracture gradient, at the rig site by determining the wave velocity from drill cuttings by a portable...
6966236 Selective profiling of bulk building material for characterization using a concrete contamination profiling technology  
Disclosed is a method and system to characterize the contamination levels of bulk materials, the method comprises drilling into the material, sampling material from the drill point at...
6964209 Sensor mount attachment device  
The attachment device includes a base plate which is magnetically engaged to an end of a rotating shaft, the plate having a centered collar which is coaxial with the axis of the shaft and is...
6962080 Rotor balancing and drive shaft simulator therefor  
A method of balancing a rotary device (12,14) for balanced rotational operation when connected to a drive shaft (24) by a flexible coupling (26,28). The method comprises the steps of connecting a...
6962092 Method and apparatus for determining the length of single-walled carbon nanotubes  
The present invention is directed to at least one method and at least one apparatus for determining the length of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). The method generally comprises the steps of:...
6962674 Dissolution test apparatus  
A dissolution test apparatus comprises a spindle head assembly interconnected between first and second lateral support members. The lateral support members are translatable along a first axis, and...
6963844 Method for qualifying die material and testing dies  
A method (10) for acquiring material for use within a die and for determining whether a die has certain characteristics which would allow the die to have a relatively long operating life. The...
6962438 Temperature sensor temperature sensing tube  
A temperature sensor temperature sensing tube comprised of a head section having an outer conoidal hem formed along the circumference at its lower extent, a neck section formed at the center, a...
6957593 Devices, systems, and methods for analyzing snow stability  
Devices, systems, and methods are disclosed for analyzing various characteristics of snow. In one embodiment of the present invention, a snow sensor is attached to a probe that is inserted beneath...
6951129 Scanning probe microscope with improved probe head mount  
A mounting mechanism for the probe head of a Scanning Probe Microscope (SPM) includes two dovetail and two right and left threaded pushdown screws, for convenient mounting and clamping of the...
6941829 Leak detector  
A leak detection device is provided with an elongated handle having a head member disposed at one end. The device has a low profile for easy insertion beneath an appliance. The head member is...
6938506 Sensor head apparatus  
A sensor head apparatus is configured to include a plurality of sensor ports each configured to receive and electrically interconnect with a sensor head component. The sensor head is further...
6938460 Method for conducting an integrity test of filter elements  
A method is made available for conducting an integrity test of filter elements (3), in particular of sterile filters. The integrity test involves direct measurement, at constant pressure, of a...
6935425 Method for utilizing microflowable devices for pipeline inspections  
Microflowable devices can be used in pipelines to perform inspections. Disclosed are methods of using microflowable devices to measure parameters of interest within a pipeline to inspect the...
6931952 Device for in-line measurement of properties of fluid flows in pipeline systems  
A device called “pill” is provided for in-line measurement of properties, such as pressure and temperature, in a fluid flow within a pipeline system. The device is small enough to travel in the...
6931951 Mechanical device with simulated skin substrate  
An apparatus for evaluating a material is provided. In one aspect, the apparatus is an adjustable artificial arm for transmitting fluid into the material. An artificial skin, for example, is...
6929397 Arrangement for detecting temperature variations with accommodation for related sensor  
Arrangement that supports a temperature sensor comprising a terminal probe, applied on the outside of a preferably cylindrical body, and comprising an elastic ring arranged in contact with said...
6928948 Transducer mounting block  
A mounting system for attaching a transducer to a surface such as the transom of a boat hull is disclosed. The system consists of a mounting block, fasteners, and an item that the installer wishes...
6925898 Variable sensor shaft retention apparatus  
Embodiments of the present invention are directed to providing secure retention of the variable sensor and the rotational object to which it is attached for measuring rotation thereof. In one...
6925869 Ultrasonic fuel-gauging system  
The invention provides a fuel-tank system with an ultrasonic fuel-gauging system for an aircraft. The fuel-tank system includes a fuel tank, a transducer carrier tape covered with a separation...
6923080 Device and method for monitoring the surroundings of an object  
A monitoring apparatus having an obstacle-detecting system comprises a plurality of detecting devices fastened on the object, an evaluation unit and an optical display device. For the purpose of...