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9021864 Sensing biomolecules using scanning probe with twin-nanopore to detect a change in the magnitude of the current through the second nanopore  
A mechanism is provided for sensing molecules. A twin-nanopore probe includes a first channel and a second channel. A first pressure-controlled reservoir is connected to the first channel to...
9021865 Apparatus and method for measuring permeation of contaminants through protective materials  
A testing apparatus and method includes a PTFE layer; placing a sorbent pad on the PTFE layer; applying contaminants to a protective material; placing the protective material adjacent to the...
9021863 System for measuring back pressure in open ended chemical reactor tubes  
A system for measuring back pressure in open ended chemical reactor tubes is provided. The system can include automatic test heads or manual test head connected to a continuous real-time monitor...
8950249 Fault detection and mitigation in hybrid drive system  
Fault detection and response systems and processes can be used for pumps, e.g., pump/motors used in hybrid vehicles. The fault detection systems determine when certain operating conditions, which...
8850870 Pressure guiding tube blockage diagnosing device and blockage diagnosing method  
A pressure transmitting device detects, through a pressure guiding tube, a pressure of a liquid, slurry, gas, or the like to be measured, wherein there are fluctuations in the pressure; where the...
8833144 Collection of process data using in-situ sensors  
A system is provided for collecting data during vacuum molding of a composite part using a mold including an air tight, flexible membrane sealed to a tool. The system comprises a plurality of MEMS...
8833143 Hydraulic accumulator pre-charge pressure detection  
A system including a hydraulic accumulator, a pressure sensor, a fluid source and a data processor to detect a pre-charge pressure is provided. The hydraulic accumulator includes first and second...
8821614 Constant pressure high throughput membrane permeation testing system  
The disclosure relates to a membrane testing system for individual evaluation of a plurality of planar membranes subjected to a feed gas on one side and a sweep gas on a second side. The membrane...
8800347 Tonometer calibration tool  
A tool for calibrating a non-contact tonometer (NCT) comprises a body having a mating feature configured for removably mounting the body on the nosepiece or on the measurement head of the NCT, a...
8794049 Real-time monitor for wine fermentation  
A system is provided for real-time, continuous, and accurate monitoring of the various states of the fermentation process in a closed fermentation vessel by monitoring the pressure created by the...
8791406 Method and apparatus for determining a fluid density  
The invention provides an apparatus and method for measuring a property of a gas, such as the amount of liquid in a stream of the gas. The apparatus comprises a source of beta particles (20), a...
8783091 Cement testing  
Devices and methods for testing cement include: a pressure vessel with a sample container inside an interior working volume of the pressure vessel, the pressure vessel configured to supply a first...
8776583 Device comprising an automated cableless dilatometer  
An in situ device for soil investigation including a probe for inserting into and advancing into the ground, the probe including: at least one dilatometer presenting at least one expandable...
8770010 Integrated detector for detecting bubbles in fluid flow and occlusions in a tube  
An integrated fluid sensor combining bubble and occlusion detection. A housing having a channel with three sides holds a tube containing a fluid flow. An ultrasonic transmitter and ultrasonic...
8746043 Method for permanently monitoring pressurized pipelines and line systems which carry fluid media  
A method for permanently monitoring pressurized pipelines and line systems, including connected loads, which carry fluid media, includes carrying out pressure measurements in different modes...
8746971 Device and method for taking multiple temperature HVAC readings  
In a device and method for taking temperature readings on an HVAC system, a first probe is connectable in thermal communication with the HVAC system for taking a first temperature reading thereof....
8739605 System and method for diagnosing faults in vacuum pumps of fuel systems and for diagnosing leaks in fuel systems  
A control system includes a switching valve control module, a pressure determination module, and a fuel system diagnostic module. The switching valve control module actuates a switching valve in a...
8731849 Hydrostatic pressure testing system and method  
A hydrostatic pressure testing system for hydrostatic pressure testing of pipe or other vessels. A control center may include a computer program that monitors, records, and controls the system...
8718880 Hydraulic system calibration method and apparatus  
A ground engaging vehicle including a frame, an engine connected to the frame, a controller, and a hydraulic system powered by the engine. The hydraulic system includes a plurality of actuators, a...
8685749 Methods and systems for processing samples on porous substrates  
Methods and systems for processing samples fixed to a porous substrate generally comprising, a compressor defining one or more fluid isolation areas, a support, for the porous substrate, having an...
8656757 Applanation system for evaluation of cell pressure dependent firmness on leaves and soft organs flat face segments  
The applanation system on air permeated screen (1) of this invention is a versatile instrument for measurement of tissue firmness generated by cell turgor pressure of leaves and organs segments...
8646313 System and method to provide lubrication for a plug-in hybrid  
In hybrid electric vehicles having increased battery storage capacity and plug-in capability, electric-only operation of significant duration is available. To supplement lubrication for the...
8631662 Testing system and method for AC system in a vehicle  
A pressure and prevacuum testing system for an AC system in a vehicle includes an air pressure source for pressurizing a cooling circuit of the AC system to a predetermined high pressure threshold...
8627708 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...
8607817 Control method and device of filled water volume in fluid space  
A control method of a filled water volume in a fluid space requiring a water filling test is disclosed. The method includes disposing a pipe in the fluid space and enclosing the pipe with an...
8607617 Oxygen tank monitoring  
Apparatus for remote inspection of oxygen containers includes an electronic circuit in communication between each container (or at various locations along a pipeline) and a remote central station....
8584510 Method and device for determining a pressure parameter of a plant sample  
A method of determining a pressure parameter of a plant sample (1) comprises the steps of subjecting the plant sample (1) to a clamp pressure (pclamp) created with a clamp device (10), measuring...
8584512 Method and apparatus for inspecting airfoils  
To inspect recesses in sides of an airfoil, gauge heads are moved into engagement with the recesses. Fluid pressure is conducted to the recesses while the gauge heads are in engagement with the...
8584511 Hydrostatic test tool and method of use  
Hydrostatic testing tool and methods for testing a test article, such as a hose or container having an external threaded aperture. The preferred testing tool includes a housing, a piston and a...
8578781 Device to indicate critical corrosion of a metallic structure  
The present invention relates to a device to indicate a predetermined critical corrosion of a metallic structure located in soil, water or concrete environment. The device comprises a probe that...
8567235 Tube measurement technique using linear actuator and pressure sensor  
An infusion pump uses sensors, movable members and a control unit to determine tubing thickness in a tube-loading section of the pump. The infusion pump utilizes sensors, such as a pressure...
8561455 Sensor head for film measurements  
A sensor head for measurement of a film, includes a guide surface (14) for the film, at least one sensor element (28, 30) integrated in the guide surface for measuring a property of the film, and...
8554497 Fire hose testing apparatus and method  
A method for testing a plurality of fire hoses having respective service test pressures and the test apparatus therefor wherein each hose is required to maintain a test pressure for a specified...
8508375 Comparative pressure monitoring instrument  
A comparative pressure monitoring instrument (10) houses a switch (14) having first and second ports (18) and (20), and a high flow impedance 16. The ports (18) and (20) are in fluidal...
8500994 Dialysis systems and methods  
This invention relates to dialysis systems and methods. In some implementations, a method includes applying vacuum pressure to a device of a dialysis system, and then determining, based on a...
8494789 Method for monitoring the status of an energy reserve accumulator, particularly for an aircraft  
A method of monitoring status of an energy reserve accumulator, connected to a fluid system, includes the following successive operations once the fluid system has stabilized for pressure:...
8491722 Pipeline pigs  
A method of monitoring a tube or pipeline, wherein an IP comprising an electronics module arrangement, is driven along the interior of the tube or pipeline by fluid pressure, wherein the IP...
8485021 Measuring head for air micrometer  
A measuring head is provided for an air micrometer which is capable of measuring an amount of eccentricity between a main spindle and a bush hole. A measuring head (41) includes a measuring-head...
8479563 System and method for measuring permeability of materials  
Systems and methods are provided for measuring the permeance of a material. The permeability of the material may also be derived. Systems typically provide a liquid or high concentration fluid...
8479564 Air-micrometer calibration device  
The present invention aims to provide an air-micrometer calibration device capable of securely causing an axis of a measuring-head tip portion and an axis of a master hole to coincide with each...
8474151 Method and device for measuring the thickness of thin layers over large-area surfaces to be measured  
The invention relates to a method and a device for measuring the thickness of thin layers over large-area surfaces to be measured (12), in which at least one measuring probe (28), which comprises...
8465295 Fluid percussion system and method for modeling penetrating brain injury  
A fluid percussion system for modeling penetrating brain injury includes a fluid percussion device that takes inputs in the form of pressurized gas and electrical signals from a computer and...
8464575 Device and method for measuring the geometry of a workpiece  
In order to improve a device for measuring the geometry of a workpiece in such a way that the geometrical measurements are particularly precise wherein the device comprises a housing having a flow...
8464574 Hydrostatic testing tool and methods of use  
A hydrostatic testing tool for testing containers, hoses or the like under high pressures. The testing tool having a coupling that threadably engages a threaded aperture of a test container...
8448665 Fuel overflow alarm system  
An illustrative embodiment of a fuel overflow alarm system includes a fuel tank, a pressure-sensing tube provided in fluid communication with the fuel tank, a pressure sensor provided in fluid...
8443661 High pressure and high temperature linear swell measurement method  
A method and apparatus for monitoring swelling changes consists of a cylindrical cell assembly (80) capable of withstanding high pressure and high temperature with a wafer holder (48) containing a...
8443653 Breakaway tooling apparatus  
A breakaway tooling apparatus connectable to a manipulator and at least one tool for limiting the amount of damage to the associated manipulator and tool when the apparatus accidentally engages an...
8434355 High pressure high temperature linear swell meter  
A method and apparatus for monitoring swelling changes consists of a cylindrical cell assembly (80) capable of withstanding high pressure and high temperature with a wafer holder (48) containing a...
8413486 Shut-off valve testing system  
The shut-off valve testing system provides for the testing of the main shut-off valve of a combustible gas supply line in such facilities as refineries, factories, or other plants utilizing such...
8413485 Detection method and detection device for detecting core defects and delaminations in sandwich structures  
The present invention relates to a method for detecting a defective sandwich component, particularly in aircraft construction, the method comprising the following steps: forming at least one...