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5379657 Microgravity suspension system for simulating a weightless environment  
A method and system for supporting a test article or structure in a gravity environment for the purpose of testing the article in a simulated weightless condition includes at least one support...
5379646 Seatback load applying device  
A seatback load applying device that is capable of applying quasi-static and controlled loading along various points of an automobile seatback starting at a predetermined distance above the...
5379659 Method for setting a sensor in a web movement control device  
A method of adjusting the working point of a web movement control device beyond the measuring range of the sensor is disclosed.
5377553 Transducer support device  
A transducer support device is provided which when employed with magnet flux leakage detectors renders the detectors sufficiently compact and lightweight to facilitate use thereof at the wellhead...
5375453 Assembly for evaluating gasket service life and method for performing the same  
A method and apparatus for approximating the life of a gasket used in a predetermined environment is provided which allows for the long-term exposure to the environment to be simulated over a...
5373750 Ceramic composite material mechanical behaviour simulation  
The mechanical behavior of a given component formed from reinforcing ceramic fibers enclosed in a ceramic matrix is determined by subjecting a dummy component to mechanical testing. The dummy...
5370007 Fiber analysis system  
A method of fiber analysis for feedstuffs and foods which comprises providing a sample of feedstuff or food of a predetermined weight in a sealed fabric bag having a porosity selected to allow for...
5365331 Self centering device for borescopes  
An apparatus for holding an insertion tube of a borescope centered within a passage along which the borescope travels, that includes a pair of opposed collar assemblies slidably mounted upon the...
5363708 Self-clearing material sensing apparatus  
A self-clearing material sensing apparatus is provided for sensing a physical parameter of a particulate material flowing through a conduit. The self-clearing material sensing apparatus includes a...
5361059 Method and apparatus for modifying the functionality of a gauge  
Gauges for indicating the level of sensed parameters are often provided in connection with a variety of machines. Advantageously, such gauges are sufficiently flexible to indicate the level of a...
5357815 Magnetically driven gauge with voltage divider  
A gauge assembly (10) utilizing a voltage divider circuit to provide reliable and accurate measurement of a fluid level within a tank (16) or other environment. A pointer assembly (52) pivots...
5355950 Centraliser  
A centralizer (1) is used for passing assemblies and tools through bores and tubular ducts in a centralized condition, especially in downhole operations in oil work. The centralizer comprises a...
5349876 Measurement apparatus and method for bulk products, including at least one weight measurement  
The invention relates to an apparatus for measuring products, including at least one hopper for feeding the product, at least one cell intended to receive the product and provided with a means for...
5345830 Fire fighting trainer and apparatus including a temperature sensor  
A fire fighting trainer for use in training fire fighters is provided. The fire fighting trainer includes a structure having a plurality of chambers having concrete or grating floors. Each chamber...
5337589 Method of and apparatus for controlling the crimp height of crimped electrical connections  
The shut height of a crimping die set (9) for crimping an electrical terminal (T) on an anvil (22) to a lead (L) is adjustable stepwise by means of a disc (60) which can be driven by a servo motor...
5335559 Fire fighting trainer and apparatus  
A fire fighting trainer for use in training fire fighters is provided. The fire fighting trainer includes a structure having a plurality of chambers having concrete or grating floors. Each chamber...
5333502 Method and apparatus for monitoring the environment of a vessel  
A method for monitoring the environment of a vessel provides a liquid (18) which may contain particles (20) in a vessel having containment walls (12), where a hollow member (26) such as a thin...
5329824 Centralizer for internal pipe inspection device  
Internal pipe inspection apparatus is disclosed having a novel collapsible centralizer mechanism for an in-line pipe inspection head. The inspection apparatus is insertable into different size...
5331578 Procedure for measuring angles and trajectories by means of gyros and inertial systems  
The calibration of time-depending measurement uncertainties of gyros and inertial systems by the differences of angular and/or velocity and/or positional measurements which are carried out and...
5325734 Device for positioning a sensor  
A holding device for positioning a sensor (12) with respect to a body (10), with a spacing (x) precisely adjusted between the sensor and the body, comprises a spring (28) which biases the sensor...
5323662 Bench scale process and apparatus for determining operating parameters of a thermal desorption process  
A bench scale process and apparatus for determining the operating parameters, such as maximum temperature and residence time, required to remove a particular contaminant at a particular depth...
5317931 Apparatus for sensing deflection in a crash test dummy thorax  
A sensor for measuring the deflection of a thorax of an anthropomorphic dummy includes a base for mounting on a thoracic spine assembly, a tape drum rotatably mounted on the base, at least a pair...
5313849 Device for temporarily holding pressure sensor in place within spark plug attaching hole of cylinder head  
A retaining ring is provided for temporarily holding a pressure sensor in place within a spark plug attaching hole prior to installation of a spark plug. The retaining ring is resiliently deformed...
5313848 Disposable electronic monitor device  
Apparatus for monitoring an externally applied parameter to selected products. The invention involves a housing enclosing a sensor, and a monitoring and output network. The sensor has a...
5311785 Probe holder for a rotary scanner  
A probe holder for a rotary scanner, the probe holder having a shaft and a plate rotatably mounted to the shaft. A parallelogram arrangement comprising a probe support on one side for holding a...
5311777 Wheel balancer with adjustable operator pod  
The present invention discloses a wheel balancer having a floor standing base and an operator keyboard and display pod mounted to a support above the base. Manually adjustable brackets attaching...
5309777 Measuring instrument particularly useful for measuring waste gases from heating installations  
The present invention relates to a measuring instrument, in particular for measuring waste gases from heating installations, comprising at least one sensor and pump arranged in a measuring...
5309776 Method of diagnosing deterioration of insulating paper in oil-filled electric apparatus  
In a method of diagnosing the deterioration of the insulating paper in an oil-filled electric apparatus, the total amount of furfural is determined by adding the amount of furfural adsorbed on the...
5303602 Tool for inserting and removing a sensing element from a fluid pipeline  
A tool adapted for inserting and removing pitot tubes or other sensing elements through a hot tap into a fluid conveying pipeline is mounted to the side of the hot tap. A drive tube is slidably...
5299450 Method for evaluating performance of aluminum alloy wiring film  
A method for evaluating performance of an aluminum alloy wiring film includes the steps of forming a first aluminum alloy film on a substrate, forming a second aluminum alloy film on another...
5289728 Flow-no-flow tester  
An instrument for measuring certain physical properties of a sample of particulate material so that the flow characteristics of the material can be determined includes an improved compaction...
5289729 Displacement detector  
A displacement detector which supports either the main scale or the grid to move in a direction perpendicularly intersecting the relative movement direction of the spindle, and which has a spring...
5285692 Methods for measuring physical parameters of a low permeability rock formation in situ  
A method for determining drilling fluid density for stabilizing a wellbore including obtaining shale cuttings from a wellbore. In one embodiment of a method according to this invention, shale...
5279168 Probe apparatus  
A probe assembly for inspection and/or repair of heat exchanger tubing is provided by a sensor deployed by an elongate flexible sensor support cable and a plurality of bushings forming a flexible...
5275063 Measurement of hydration behavior of geologic materials  
Methods and apparatuses for testing the effects of one or more fluids on geologic materials; in one aspect a method for quantitatively determining the hydration and swelling behavior of shale core...
5272909 Method and device for testing venous valves  
A method and device for testing artificial or natural venous valves. The device comprises (a) a fixture for mounting a sample valve on a liquid flow path, (b) a muscle pump component and/or (o)...
5272927 Anti-backlash spline coupling for use in a position measuring system  
An anti-backlash spline coupling configured to have the identical rotation as a spline shaft with which it is engaged. The coupling includes two plates and tensioning means which bias the rotary...
5265484 Sensor retaining bracket  
An elongate bracket for temporarily fixing a sensor in a predetermined position is disclosed wherein the sensor includes a first member telescopically slidable within a second member. The bracket...
5259765 Biofidelic manikin neck  
The present invention is a biofidelic manikin neck comprising a butyl rubber beam inserted between an aluminum base and an aluminum top, with a stainless steel cable assembly in the middle of the...
5251469 Calibration system  
A calibration system includes a transducer 36 positioned proximate to a physical disturbance monitoring system sensor 20. A test signal generator 34 causes the transducer 36 to produce an acoustic...
5228346 Method of determining gas flow volume  
A method for determining the volume of gas flow in a conduit. Magnetic heads mounted on arms that oscillate in response to pressure changes record magnetic signals on rotating magnetic discs...
5223225 Scale-marked pipet tip for precision dispensing of fluids over a large range of volumes  
An improved "reference" pipet tip supports a number of volume scale ranges on its external body--preferably a scale for each of small volumes 0.5 microliters through 5 microliters, medium volumes...
5218965 Apparatus for carrying a sensor in a connector for a catheter adapter  
A catheter carrying a sensor for placement in a catheter adapter has proximal and distal parts with a passage therebetween. The distal part detachably fits within a catheter adapter. The...
5217305 Method of evaluating ceramics  
For evaluating mechanical properties of ceramics such as silicon nitride in a nondestructive manner, a specific heat of ceramic test samples to be evaluated is measured at a temperature not higher...
5214969 Automatic testing of a plurality of smoking articles  
A flexible automatic test facility for measuring physical parameters of smoking articles and components of smoking articles, e.g., filter portions. The test facility includes a microprocessor...
5212994 Measuring cell  
The invention relates to a measuring cell for analyzing solid granular or pulverous material, which measuring cell (1) is provided with an aperture (5) in the wall for a measuring window (6)....
5211063 Measuring device with several sensors in multiplex  
A measuring device comprising two or more sensors for one or several values to be measured, these sensors being arranged so as to be connected to an electric power supply and to provide, through...
5209130 Method for recycling wash residue of ready mixed concrete and system therefor  
The present invention relates to a method and a system for recycling wash residue of ready mixed concrete include the steps of condensing used cement sludge to a predetermined concentration,...
5207110 Suspension device for low-frequency structures  
A suspension device is provided for simulating the free-free boundary conditions of space for a low frequency structure. A support cable is connected at one end to the test structure and is...
5201226 Ultrasonic tube inspection station for a rapid changeover multi-diameter tube inspection system  
A tube inspection station includes a receptacle having walls defining a cavity for holding energy coupling liquid and receiving an object to be inspected in the liquid. At least one wall of the...