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5635622 Method of compensating for gauge hysteresis  
Gauge inaccuracy due to hysteresis or lag during movement in one direction in response to a drive signal is overcome by predicting the amount of lag, which is a function of the desired amount of...
5632623 Mock circulation system  
A mock circulation system is provided including a collapsible housing having a plurality of channels formed therein so as to represent the arteries, veins and organs of a human circulatory system....
5631430 Method and apparatus for enhanced gauge resolution  
An instrument cluster gauge system includes a gauge, a microcontroller for sampling a parameter value, and a low resolution digital gauge driver responsive to the microcontroller but capable of...
5630667 Model and method for predicting heat cracking of heat-resistant members  
The heat cracking of a heat-resistant member is predicted by (a) producing a model having a similar shape to that of the heat-resistant member from a photo-set resin having a thermal conductivity...
5628230 Method and apparatus for testing the efficacy of patient support systems  
An anthropomorphic model for ascertaining the presence of certain forces within flexible human skin material covering the model. The anthropomorphic model can simulate the major dynamic...
5627329 Determination of diffusion coefficient  
Disclosed is a method of determining a diffusion coefficient for a diffusant in a particulate. An inert gas is passed through a particulate containing the diffusant. A parameter that is...
5627330 Leverage insertion assembly  
A leverage insertion assembly for inserting and removing an element from a main pipeline in which a fluid is flowing. The leverage device includes a hollow positioning pipe connected to the main...
5625137 Very low scatter liquid and solid tissue mimicking material for ultrasound phantoms and method of making the same  
A tissue mimicking material for use in ultrasound scanner phantoms has a very low acoustic backscatter coefficient. The tissue mimicking material has the ultrasonic speed and attenuation...
5625150 Integrated acoustic leak detection sensor subsystem  
A sensor system for mapping absolute acoustic noise intensity in a three-dimensional acoustic noise field. Localized noise sources within a vessel are extracted using a distant array of...
5623094 Sled testing system  
A sled testing system comprising a first carriage and a second carriage, the first carriage and second carriage being movably mounted together, and an acceleration absorption assembly located...
5623107 Wheel dovetail scanner  
An inspection device having electric motor driven magnetic wheels for magnetic attachment of the device to the cylindrical surface between the wheels of a turbine rotor. The inspection device...
5621391 Wood moisture content measuring probe  
A probe for measuring the moisture content of wood in the center of a stack of wood has a moisture content sensor near a first or forward end thereof. The forward end of the probe is bendable and...
5618998 Mask for an instrument panel  
An apertured mask for enhancing the learning of specific functions controllable from an instrument panel by a trainee. In one embodiment, the mask for an instrument panel comprises an opaque...
5618999 Apparatus and method for monitoring condition of objects  
An apparatus and method for monitoring the condition at or near the surface of objects is disclosed. The apparatus is a vehicle which includes a housing which is supported and translated across...
5614683 Method and apparatus for monitoring nylon 11 made from polyamide plastic made from aminoundecanoic acid  
The molecular weight of NYLON 11® (a polyamide made from aminoundecanoic acid) has been found to be a reliable indicator of the mechanical properties and remaining useful life of parts made...
5612499 Method of inserting a sensor into a pipeline  
A method of inserting a sensor into a pipeline including the steps of securing a fitting onto the pipeline, tapping an opening in the pipeline through the fitting, installing a housing on the...
5610346 Apparatus for storing and dropping expendable BOF sensors  
A sensor dropper for storing, shielding and dropping sensors into a BOF vessel. The sensor dropper includes a support frame to move the stored sensors toward or away from a sensor drop path...
5606262 Manipulator for automatic test equipment test head  
A manipulator for holding and positioning a test head which is used with automatic test equipment. The manipulator includes a horizontal telescoping member attached to a vertical column. The test...
5602340 Selective pressure tap for a pressure detector  
A selective pressure tap is used for measuring, at a point of a porous sample containing at least two distinct fluids such as water and oil for example and placed in a case or sheath, the pressure...
5597950 Surfactant monitoring by foam generation  
A device for monitoring the presence or absence of active surfactant or other surface active agents in a solution or flowing stream based on the formation of foam or bubbles is presented. The...
5595565 Self-propelled endoscope using pressure driven linear actuators  
An articulated endoscope for performing endoscopic procedures in a tubular organ of a patient is provided, comprising a chassis, a plurality of pressure driven linear actuators mounted, by...
5596133 Rotating peel fixture  
A U-shaped bracket has bearings holding a rotatable shaft. The shaft supps a pair of conical disks with their apexes facing each other along the shaft. Nuts are positioned along the shaft outside...
5594185 Self-contained, modular lysimeter and method of using the same  
The present invention comprises a self-contained, modular unit and method of using the same for evaluating the mobility, dissipation and degradation of chemicals and their degradates through a...
5592037 Analog display device with micro-motor drive means  
An analog-display device, such as a gauge or the like, includes a moveable display member driven by a planar micro-motor. The micro-motor comprises a substrate, a stator for receiving electrical...
5589649 Dissolution testing apparatus  
The dissolution testing apparatus has a plurality of stirring elements for stirring the test solutions within a plurality of test vessels with reflective surfaces. The temperatures of the test...
5589650 Apparatus and method for defining molding technological properties of molding substances in casting works  
The invention relates to a process and an apparatus for defining the properties and composition of molding sand in casting works, wherein some of the properties are defined in a test sleeve which...
5585577 Bearing with a sensor arrangement for obtaining an indication of various parameters within the housing of the bearing  
One or more sensors are mounted on the inside surface of a stationary race/sensor mount assembly in the bearing housing. A parameter sensed by the sensor is electronically fed to the outside...
5583280 Air bubble sensor with simplified mounting of piezo elements  
A system and method for mounting a piezoelectric crystal and forming electrical connections to it in an air bubble sensor (10). Piezoelectric crystals (26, 54) are mounted against inner surfaces...
5578985 Hybrid display instrument, particularly for use in an automobile instrument panel  
Even with a small display area of a hybrid display instrument for the instrument panel of a compact automobile, an optimum presentation of information can be obtained if the display area is...
5578772 Method and fixture for holding threaded valve assemblies for testing  
A test fixture and method involves the use of a rotary element mounted within a fixture, the element having an internally threaded bore engaging a threaded body portion of the valve assembly and...
5574233 Non-contact railway wheel test apparatus and method  
The present invention provides a non-contact test apparatus and method for evaluating an as-manufactured railway wheel, which apparatus has a plurality of non-contact sensors positionable in...
5569860 Method of analytically determining optimum conditions for powder forging  
Optimum conditions for extrusion forging by using a powder material are determined by making a cylindrical billet out of the powder material, subjecting it to a deformation stress between plates...
5567053 Temperature sensing apparatus  
A temperature sensing apparatus (10) adapted for sensing the temperature of a food item or the environment in an oven includes a body (12) which encloses a chamber (38). The chamber houses an...
5565633 Spiral tractor apparatus and method  
A spiral pig apparatus is provided for axial movement through a pipe of the type having a cylindrical interior surface defining a central axis. The spiral pig apparatus includes a first and a...
5563357 Instrument carrier and method for the inspection of a dynamoelectric machine in a gap between a stator and a rotor  
A dynamoelectric machine includes a stator and a rotor. The rotor is approximately circularly cylindrically disposed relative to a main axis, is rotatable about the main axis and leaves a gap in a...
5560118 Linear position transducer  
A linear position transducer (10) including a housing (12), a threaded stud (56) fixedly secured within the housing, a rotatable drum (26) thread-mounted on the threaded stud, a string (18)...
5554800 Inspection device for detecting surface faults, and an instrument incorporating such a device  
For the purpose of detecting the presence of surface flaws in tubular members, the surface to be inspected is first coated with penetrant and any excessive penetrant then removed. A device is then...
5553484 High flow membrane probe  
A supported capillary membrane separator probe that uses multiple membrane tubes in a parallel configuration connected through common manifolds to the feed and return lines thus allowing greater...
5551940 Apparatus for separating aggregates from an asphalt-aggregate mixture  
A centrifuge is utilized to extract asphalt from a test sample containing asphalt and dispersed aggregates, so that the sample can be analyzed for asphalt content, and aggregate particle size...
5546797 Constant-depth scratch test for the quantification of interfacial shear strength at film-substrate interfaces  
A Constant-Depth Scratch Test (CDST) technique to quantitatively determine he shear strength of interfaces between thin metallic or non-metallic films and metal or ceramic substrates is revealed....
5546804 Transmitter with moisture draining housing and improved method of mounting RFI filters  
A transmitter transmitting a sensed process variable over a conductor includes a cylindrical housing having a terminal compartment and an electronics compartment separated by a bulkhead. The...
5546820 Method and apparatus for testing of circumferentially compliant bioprosthetic valve  
A fixture for testing a circumferentially compliant bioprosthetic valve. The fixture comprises a silicone rubber simulated aorta which approximates the geometry of a healthy human aorta and a...
5544536 Mounting adapter for magnetic reed switch  
An adapter for mounting a cylindrical shell containing a magnetic reed switch and an elongated permanent magnet in respective holes in a metal door and metal door frame. The purpose of the adapter...
5537863 Scanning probe microscope having a cantilever used therein  
A scanning probe microscope according to present invention comprises a cantilever for interaction with a surface, the cantilever having a self vibrator therein for vibrating the cantilever, the...
5533404 Mold pressure sensor body  
A generally rectangular mold pressure sensor body contains an electro-mechanical sensing element designed to engage and be actuated by a mold ejector pin. The plastic body is generally rectangular...
5533414 Coupling device for coupling an indicator needle to an actuating unit in a pressure gauge  
A coupling device for a pressure gauge includes an upper positioning plate connected spacedly to a lower positioning plate, a sector gear disposed between the lower and upper positioning plates...
5528943 Female crash test dummy having fetal insert  
An apparatus for simulating a pregnant female human during a crash test includes a torso having an abdominal cavity formed therein. A fetal insert assembly includes a fetal body simulating a human...
5528944 Apparatus for testing pulmonary devices  
An apparatus for testing pulmonary devices such as endotracheal tubes and connectors is disclosed. The apparatus forces a predetermined volume of air or gas through the pulmonary device in...
5526705 Automated work station for analyzing soil samples  
An apparatus analyzes a plurality of soil samples to determine characteristics of the soil samples. An input portion sequentially provides a plurality of soil samples each having a known solid...
5526680 Hydraulic press flow viscometer  
A hydraulic press flow viscometer is provided for spray testing viscous materials for high pressure applications using a relatively small sample size. A hydraulic press forces the sample from its...