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DRILLING FLUID PROPERTY DETERMINATION

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

In some embodiments, an apparatus, system, and method may operate to determine the density of drilling fluid associated with photon activity in the drilling fluid using an array of nuclear detectors. Further activity may include determining acoustic impedance of the drilling fluid as a combination of the density and acoustic velocity. Additional apparatus and systems, as well as methods, are disclosed.



CIRCUIT AND METHOD TO DETECT FAILURE OF SPEED ESTIMATION/SPEED MEASUREMENT OF A MULTI-PHASE AC MOTOR

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method for detecting failure of speed measurement of a multi-phase AC motor includes (1) sensing current drawn by the motor, (2) sensing voltage magnitude supplied to the motor, (3) measuring motor speed, (4) calculating motor speed, (5) determining whether the difference between the measured motor speed and the calculated motor speed is greater than a predetermined threshold, if the difference between the measured motor speed and the calculated motor speed is not greater than a predetermined threshold, repeating (1) through (5), if the difference between the measured motor speed and the calculated motor speed is greater than a predetermined threshold, indicating a fault, if a fault is indicated, performing a predetermined number of restart attempts, if the motor is successfully restarted, repeating (1) through (5), if the motor is not successfully restarted, indicating a restart failure.



MICROMECHANICAL STRUCTURE FOR AN ACCELERATION SENSOR

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A micromechanical structure for an acceleration sensor, including a seismic mass that is constituted definedly asymmetrically with reference to the rotational Z axis of the structure of the acceleration sensor, spring elements that are fastened on the seismic mass and on at least one fastening element, a rotational motion of the seismic mass being generatable by way of the spring elements substantially only upon an acceleration in a defined sensing direction within a plane constituted substantially orthogonally to the rotational Z axis.



MEASUREMENT DEVICE AND MEASUREMENT SYSTEM USING SAME

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A measurement device includes a frame member rotatably supported about a first axis line, a detection body disposed inside of the frame member and rotatably supported relative to the frame member about a second axis line, and a vane disposed on one end side of the detection body in a direction orthogonal to the second axis line and that directs the other end side of the detection body in the direction orthogonal to the second axis line toward an air flow upstream side upon receiving an air flow. The measurement device includes a wind direction sensor disposed in the detection body that detects a wind direction as a direction of the other end side of the detection body in the direction orthogonal to the second axis line, and a wind speed sensor disposed in the detection body that detects a wind speed of the air flow.



Multi-Purpose Tube for Oil Well Cement Testing

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Embodiments of a sample testing system of the present invention generally include two internally threaded caps; an externally threaded outer tube having a tapered internal bore and external circumferential grooves proximate each end thereof; an O-ring seated in each groove; and a plurality of inner tube sections cooperatively arranged to form an externally tapered inner tube structure that is disposed within the outer tube; wherein each cap is sealingly attached to an end of the outer tube via threading engagement therewith. Various embodiments utilize at least one closed-ended cap and/or at least one cap having a port extending through an end thereof, which may also incorporate a piston cavity and a piston having two circumferentially disposed O-rings. Embodiments allow for inner tube structure removal and separation of the inner tube sections for cured sample recovery. Embodiments of a method of using the system to cure a sample are also provided.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTIPHASE FLOW MEASUREMENTS

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A system, method and hydrocarbon processing facility for determining at least one parameter of a multiphase fluid (1) comprising hydrocarbons flowing in a conduit (2) of a hydrocarbon processing facility, which system comprises: said conduit; at least one coaxial measurement probe (3), which comprises at least one probe conductor, a probe shield (7) arranged outside of the at least one probe conductor, which at least one measurement probe is mounted to the conduit for measuring signals indicative of at least one physical property of the fluid -and comprises a first, open-ended terminal (8) where the at least one probe conductor and the probe shield are exposed to the flowing fluid when the system is in operation; and a signal processor (4) for interpreting the signals to determine the at least one parameter. The at least one measurement probe comprises a second terminal (9), and the system comprises a signal line (10) for conveying the signals from the at least one measurement probe to the signal processor, which signal line is connected to the at least one measurement probe at a predetermined position (P) in between the first terminal and the second terminal.



OCEAN DATA MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A system includes: an anchor placed on a sea bottom; a submersible mooring cable having a first end connected to the anchor; an intermediate buoy connected to a second end of the submersible mooring cable and floating in the sea; an intermediate mooring cable having a first end connected to the intermediate buoy; an observation buoy connected to a second end of the intermediate mooring cable, and measuring ocean data of an upper layer from a sea surface to the intermediate buoy while floating and sinking between the intermediate buoy and the sea surface; and a lower layer-observation unit placed along the submersible mooring cable, and measuring ocean data of a lower layer in a location deeper than the intermediate buoy. Ocean data of a wide area between the sea surface and the sea bottom can be acquired easily.



METHOD FOR MEASURING FORMALDEHYDE IN SOLUTIONS CONTAINING CERTAIN FORMALDEHYDE-RELEASING BIOCIDES

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method for measuring formaldehyde in an aqueous solution of an oxazolidine or hexahydro-1,3,5-triazine biocide; said method comprising separating an amino alcohol produced by hydrolysis of said biocide via mixed mode chromatography and detecting said amino alcohol using a charged aerosol detector or an evaporative light scattering detector.



METHOD FOR DETECTING AND QUANTIFYING HALOETHER CONTAMINATION IN AQUEOUS SAMPLES

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method for detecting and quantifying haloether contamination in aqueous samples. A flow state is artificially induced upon an aqueous sample and a solid phase microextraction (SPME) fiber, upon which an electric potential is applied, is exposed to the flowing aqueous sample in direct immersion mode. Halide ions liberated from electrophoretically dehalogenated haloether compounds contained in the aqueous sample are absorbed upon the SPME fiber, then later desorbed at a gas chromatograph, separated into individual halide ions and analyzed by mass spectrometry. Effects of various parameters such as absorption time, sample pH, salt content, applied voltage, SPME fiber type, flow rate and background matrix are also described.



Systems and Methods for Non-Destructive Parts Testing

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

There is disclosed herein systems and methods for non-destructive testing of test bodies. The method includes positioning the test body in a test position, transmitting ultrasonic waves, by a transmission device, into the test body at one or more locations on the surface of one end of the test body; receiving portions of the ultrasonic waves, by a receiving device, that are reflected from or through the test body at each of the locations on the surface of one end of the test body; generating, by a wave generating device, at least one test wave form based on the portions corresponding to each of the locations on the surface of one end of the test body; comparing, by a wave processing device, the test wave form for the body at each of the locations to a respective one of a set of calibration wave forms for a reference body.



System and Method for Progressive Damage Monitoring and Failure Event Prediction in a Composite Structure

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A system for monitoring damage progression in a composite structure includes a load sensor, acoustic emission sensors, a camera, and a monitoring device. The load sensor measures an applied load to the structure. The sensors measure acoustic emission data indicative of possible damage to the structure. The camera captures image data of the structure in a designated portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. The monitoring device executes a method by which the acoustic emission data is synchronously collected with the image data and the applied load. The device automatically maps the acoustic emission data onto the image data to detect an area of damage progression in the composite structure. A failure event in the detected area of damage progression may be predicted using the mapped data, and a control action may be executed in response to the predicted failure event.



ACOUSTIC EMISSION INDICATIONS OF DEFECTS FORMED DURING ELONGATED METAL MATERIALS MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method of detection of defects in a manufacturing process of an elongated metallic material (1) which manufacturing process is accomplished by rolls (3, 6) which rolls (3, 6) reduce the cross section of the elongated metallic material (1) thinner and/or divert or guide the path of the elongated metallic material (1). The formation and/or existence of defects of the elongated metallic material (1) is detected by sensing acoustic emission transmitted by origination or advance of the defects and the detection is accomplished by at least one acoustic emission (AE) sensor (9) having direct or indirect contact with the elongated metallic material (1) which AE sensor (9) transduces the sensed acoustic emission to electric signals and the signals are received by an analyzing unit (21) which is capable of detecting the indication and reporting time coded indication and/or the indicative amplitude of the originated or advanced defects.



METHODS AND APPARATUS TO MEASURE AND ANALYZE VIBRATION SIGNATURES

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Methods and apparatus to measure and analyze vibration signatures are disclosed. In some examples, a meter is provided comprising a waveform generator to generate a waveform based on first distance measurements of an object. In some examples, the meter includes a waveform generator to determine a first vibration characteristic of the object based on the waveform. In some examples, the meter includes a comparator to compare the first vibration characteristic to a signature vibration characteristic of the object, the signature vibration characteristic of the object indicative of normal characteristics of the object. In some examples, the meter includes a reporter to, in response to determining the first vibration characteristic does not match the signature vibration characteristic, generate an alert.



Determining Fluid Reservoir Connectivity Using Nanowire Probes

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Systems and methods of fabricating and functionality patterned nanowire probes that are stable under fluid reservoir conditions and have imageable contrast are provided. Optical imaging and deconstruction methods and systems are also provided that are capable of determining the distribution of nanowires of a particular pattern to determine the mixing between or leakage from fluid reservoirs.



MINIATURIZED PARTICULATE MATTER DETECTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF A FILTER

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A miniaturized particulate matter detector that includes a filter and a concentration detector is provided. The filter has a plurality of holes, and the concentration detector is correspondingly disposed under the filter. The concentration detector has a detected area used to detect a concentration of at least one miniaturized particulate matter. A manufacturing method of the filter is also provided.



MINIATURIZE PARTICULATE MATTER DETECTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF A FILTER

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

In an embodiment, a miniaturize particulate matter detector includes a filter having a plurality of holes, and a concentration detector correspondingly disposed under the filter. The concentration detector has a detect area used for detecting a concentration of at least one miniaturize particulate matter. A manufacturing method of the filter is also provided.



SWEEP EFFICIENCY FOR HOLE CLEANING

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Systems, computer readable medium, program code, and methods are provided for monitoring micro-electro-mechanical (“MEM”) devices removed from a wellbore by a fluid flow stream. The system can include a first MEM reader and a second MEM reader. The first MEM reader can be positionable near the fluid flow stream for detecting MEM devices entering the wellbore in a fluid flow stream. The second MEM reader can be positionable near the fluid flow stream for detecting MEM devices exiting the wellbore in the fluid flow stream. The second MEM reader can detect MEM devices exiting the wellbore in a subsequent fluid flow stream. The system can further include a computing device for determining an amount and types of MEM devices remaining in the wellbore from the first fluid flow stream and an amount and types of MEM devices removed from the well-bore by the subsequent fluid flow stream.



Volumetric Apparatus and Densimeter in Non Liquid Usage Type

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Volumetric Apparatus and Densimeter in non liquid usage type composes of cylinder which is in shape of tube for filling in by the object needed to be measured with inside pushing support stick for supporting the moving forth-back of pushing stick to transmit the pressure force to make pushing support stick moving forth-back to be able to move forth-back. The moving forth-back of said pushing support stick is to measure the distance of the moving forth-back compared with original distance by send-receive signal transmitter equipped outside cylinder. The cylinder is separated into two parts of which each part supports for in-out pressure by inside pushing stick that push in-pull out by external force to measure the object needed to be measured placed at one part of cylinder that separated to measure the moving forth-back of inside pushing stick by distance meter unit at least two units. Then, the units calculates the changed distances in cylinder as data for finding volume and density and air pressure inside cylinder at least one cylinder and to be sent to pressure and vacuum meter and displays in numbers or signs to show pressure inside cylinder as support data in calculation of volume and density of the object needed to be measured.



Fluid Densitometer

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Densitometers for measuring the density of fluid in a flow of fluid.



SHAPE-SENSING SYSTEM HAVING SENSOR STRIP AND DEFORMABLE OBJECT

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A shape-sensing system includes a deformable object, a strip substrate, and a plurality of bend sensors. The deformable object is configured to deform when a first force is exerted on the deformable object. The strip substrate is installed in the shape-sensing system such that the strip substrate deforms in response to deformation of the deformable object. The plurality of bend sensors is fixedly attached to a surface of the strip substrate at different respective locations for generating respective values in response to deformation of the strip substrate. The respective values are used for obtaining tracked deformation of the deformable object.



SEMI-DRY TYPE ELECTROSTATIC CYCLONE SAMPLER AND METHOD FOR SAMPLING GAS AND/OR WATER SAMPLE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A semi-dry type electrostatic cyclone sampler includes a cyclone body, an insulate element, a discharge electrode, an air tube, an air introducing means, a discharging means and a flushing means. The insulate element is disposed at a top of the cyclone body and co-defines a cyclone chamber with the cyclone body. The discharging electrode is disposed on the insulate element. The air tube is disposed at a bottom of the cyclone body. The air introducing means is for introducing a particulate-containing air stream into the cyclone chamber. The discharging means is for charging the particulates so that the particulates can attach to an inside of the cyclone body. The flushing means is for flushing the inside of the cyclone body and collecting part of the particulates. When the discharging means activates, the air introducing means activates simultaneously. When the flushing means activates, the discharging means is deactivated.



SIMULATION SYSTEM FOR CURRENT COLLECTING SURFACE OF C-TYPE CONTACT RAIL

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A simulation system for a current collecting surface of a C-shaped contact rail includes a double-headed rail and a limiting plate. A current collecting end surface of the double-headed rail has a same current collection area as an actual C-shaped contact rail. The limiting plate matches the inner contour of the C-shaped contact rail. A constructed test line can simulate the current collecting status of the C-shaped contact rail. The limiting plate and the existing double-headed rail are combined, and compared with reproduction of the C-shaped contact rail, the manufacturing cycle is short, the costs are low, and it is applicable to the test line.



Systems and Methods for Testing a Gas Turbine

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Embodiments of the disclosure relate to performance testing of a gas turbine. In one embodiment, a gas turbine performance testing system can include a server, a transducer system, a signal converter, and an automated gas chromatograph. The transducer system acquires one or more functional parameters of the gas turbine and the signal converter converts the functional parameters acquired by the transducer system to gas turbine operational data. The automated gas chromatograph automatically analyzes a test sample of a natural gas that is used to operate the gas turbine. The gas turbine operational data generated by the signal converter and the analysis information obtained from the test sample are provided to the server for propagating via a communication network, to a client computer where the gas turbine operational data and the analysis information can be used to obtain a gas turbine performance test result.



CLIMATE VEHICLE WITH WIND TUNNEL AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY TESTING VEHICLE COMPONENTS

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A climate vehicle for testing a vehicle component under defined climate conditions includes a cabin that is separated by a cabin shell from a climate vehicle environment surrounding the climate vehicle. A climate control unit is arranged in the cabin and configured to control the climate of the air that is present in the cabin. A fan is configured to accelerate the climate-controlled air in a defined direction. A tunnel with an inlet opening is configured to receive the accelerated climate-controlled air. The tunnel has a tubular tunnel part configured to convey the accelerated climate-controlled air. The tubular tunnel part has a section that accommodates the vehicle component to be tested. The tunnel has an outlet opening configured to release the conveyed accelerated climate-controlled air into the cabin.



VIBRATION GENERATOR

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A vibration generator includes a region including a first base plate structural element and a second base plate structural element. A first flow-passage-forming element is provided between the first base plate structural element and the second base plate structural element. The first flow-passage-forming element includes a first vertical flow passage and a horizontal flow passage. The first vertical flow passage supplies oil to a bottom face of the first base plate structural element and a bottom face of the second base plate structural element. The horizontal flow passage supplies oil to one of the side faces of the first base plate structural element and one of the side faces of the second base plate structural element opposite this one of the side faces of the first base plate structural element.



DENSE PHASE PUMP DIAGNOSTICS

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A diagnostic apparatus for a powder coating material pump includes a detector that uses pressure or flow to detect a fault in the pump, the diagnostic apparatus being external the pump, internal the pump or a combination of external and internal the pump. Another diagnostic device is provided for a powder coating material pump, and includes a light source in close proximity to the pump, the light source having an on condition and an off condition wherein one or both of the on condition and off condition provides information about the pump performance. An exemplary pump is a dense phase powder coating material pump.



Method for Detecting Leaks In A Fuel Circuit of a Gas Turbine Fuel Supply System

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A method for detecting leakage at a fluid connection for a gas turbine fuel supply system is disclosed herein. The method includes closing a flow control valve at an upstream end of the fuel supply system and pressurizing the fuel supply system with a compressed medium via a compressed medium supply to a target pressure. The target pressure is less than a pressure threshold of a check valve that is disposed downstream from the compressed medium supply and upstream from a corresponding combustor of the gas turbine. The method further includes pointing a receiver portion of an ultrasonic detection device proximate to at least one tube fitting of the fuel supply system located between the flow control valve and a combustor which is fluidly coupled to the fuel supply system. Detection of an increase in sound level and/or the sound of popping at the tube fitting is indicative of a leak at the tube fitting.



Test Plug for a Pipe Elbow

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A test plug for insertion into and plugging of an open end of an elbow pipe is provided. The test plug includes a resilient sealing element and set of gripper segments carried on a shaft. The set of gripper segments are movable relative to the shaft between pipe-gripping and pipe-non-gripping positions such that, when the test plug is placed in sealing and gripping engagement relative to an inner diameter wall of an elbow pipe, the set of gripper segments are positioned in eccentric relation to at least one of the sealing element and the shaft



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC BALANCING OF A ROTATING BODY

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A system dynamically balances a rotating body. The system includes a support that holds the body as it rotates. At least one sensor generates signals indicative of a balance of the body as it rotates and a controller identifies a position on the body where material can be placed to balance the body. The controller operates at least one actuator to move a plurality of ejectors opposite the identified position where the controller operates at least one ejector in the plurality of ejectors to eject material onto the identified position. The system can operate iteratively until the body is balanced within a predetermined range.



Flat Covered Leadless Pressure Sensor Assemblies Suitable for Operation in Extreme Environments

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

This disclosure provides example methods, devices and systems associated with flat covered leadless pressure sensor assemblies suitable for operation in extreme environments. In one embodiment, a system may comprise a semiconductor substrate having a first side and a second side; a diaphragm disposed on the first side of the semiconductor substrate; a first cover coupled to the first side of the semiconductor substrate such that it overlays at least the diaphragm, wherein a pressure applied at the first cover is transferred to the diaphragm; and a sensing element disposed on the second side of the semiconductor substrate, wherein the sensing element is used to measure the pressure.



Dynamic Pressure Sensor

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

According to various embodiments, a dynamic pressure sensor includes a substrate, a reference volume formed in the substrate, a deflectable membrane sealing the reference volume, a deflection sensing element coupled to the membrane and configured to measure a deflection of the membrane, and a ventilation hole configured to equalize an absolute pressure inside the reference volume with an absolute ambient pressure outside the reference volume.



ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE BARRIERS FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Electrically conductive barriers for integrated circuits and integrated circuits and methods including the electrically conductive barriers. The integrated circuits include a semiconductor substrate, a semiconductor device supported by a device portion of the substrate, and a plurality of bond pads supported by a bond pad portion of the substrate. The integrated circuits also include an electrically conductive barrier that projects away from an intermediate portion of the substrate and is configured to decrease capacitive coupling between the device portion and the bond pad portion. The methods can include methods of manufacturing an integrated circuit. These methods include forming a semiconductor device, forming a plurality of bond pads, forming a plurality of electrically conductive regions, and forming an electrically conductive barrier. The methods also can include methods of operating an integrated circuit. These methods include applying an input electric signal, receiving an output electric signal, and applying a reference potential.



PRESSURE SENSOR, ALTIMETER, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND MOVING OBJECT

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A pressure sensor includes a pressure sensor device including a diaphragm that undergoes bending deformation under pressure and a sensor section disposed on the diaphragm and a pressure sensor device including a diaphragm that undergoes bending deformation under pressure and a sensor section disposed on the diaphragm, and one of the sensor sections has a positive temperature characteristic, and the other has a negative temperature characteristic.



TESTING DEVICE FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC ATTRACTION FORCE OF A MAGNETIC TRACK BRAKE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present application relates to the technical field of magnetic track brake, and in particular to a testing device for electromagnetic attraction force of a magnetic track brake, comprising a steel rail, a force measuring rail block, a guide groove, an elastic force measuring device and a pull machine, wherein the steel rail consists of segmented steel rails, the groove body of the guide groove is vertically provided between the segmented steel rails, the limiting plate is fixed on an inner wall of the groove body, the force measuring rail block and the elastic force measuring device are both located inside the groove body, and a bottom of the force measuring rail block is connected to the elastic force measuring device and the pull machine through an intermediate connection rod.



SOLAR BATTERY WIRELESS LOAD CELL ADAPTER

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An adapter for a load cell in a rod pump system includes an outer shell including a mounting portion configured to attach to the load cell on a polished rod, a power supply configured to provide power to the adapter and the load cell, the power supply including a solar panel on the outer shell, a cable configured to connect to the load cell, the adapter configured to provide power to the load cell via the cable, and the adapter configured to receive a load signal from the load cell via the cable, a signal processor configured to receive and process the load signal and to output load signal data representative of a load experienced by the load cell, and a wireless transmitter to transmit the load signal data.



ROTOR, AND TORQUE SENSOR AND ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present invention relates to a rotor including a shaft sleeve having a shaft sleeve main body and a stopper formed to protrude outward from an end portion of the shaft sleeve main body; a magnet disposed on an outer circumferential surface of the shaft sleeve and a lower portion thereof is supported by the stopper; and a fixing part which fixes an upper portion of the magnet, and a torque sensor and an electronic power steering system including the same. Due to the above structure, a broken magnet is prevented from deviating even when a magnet is broken.



MEASURING DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING A WRAPPING FORCE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Measuring device for detecting and measuring a wrapping force of a stretchable plastic material film wrapped around a load comprising a first angular element that i can be associated and fixed to at least one of an edge and a flat wall of the load, at least one force sensor fixed to the first angular element, a second angular element fixed to, and supported by, the force sensor and a control unit, connected to the force sensor and arranged for receiving therefrom a signal related to a wrapping force exerted by the film on the second angular element by the film that is wrapped around the load and around the measuring device; a system for detecting and measuring a wrapping force of a stretchable plastic material film (50) wrapped around a load comprising one or more measuring devices associated with, and fixed to, the load at edges and/or at flat walls of the load and an external receiving unit that is arranged for receiving signals which are transmitted by the measuring devices and related to a wrapping force exerted by the film wrapped around the load and around the measuring devices.



PRESSURE DETECTING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE PRESSURE DETECTING APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

In a pressure detecting apparatus, a pressure sensor includes a piezoelectric sheet that generates a piezoelectric signal according to a load that is applied. A touch detecting unit detects contact with the pressure sensor. An acquirer acquires a piezoelectric output based on the piezoelectric signal. A rate-of-change calculator calculates a rate of change with respect to time of the piezoelectric output acquired within an arbitrary time range before a touch detection time when the touch detecting unit detects contact with the pressure sensor. An applied pressure calculator calculates applied pressure by correcting the piezoelectric output acquired after an end time of the time range used in the calculation of the rate of change using the rate of change. The apparatus enables precise measurement of applied pressure in a pressure sensor.



Capacitive control element with improved malfunction immunity

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A control element comprising a support; a control part which defines at least one operating surface, which is movable or elastically yielding if an operating force F acts upon the operating surface; a layer structure that is disposed between the control part and the support and that is elastically deformed if an operating force F acts on the operating surface. The layer structure has at least one first electrode associated with the support and a second electrode, which is associated with the control part and disposed underneath the operating surface, for the definition of a measuring capacity varying in accordance with the operating force. The layer structure further has an intermediate layer having a recess which is disposed between the first and second electrodes for defining a hollow chamber; and means for venting the hollow chamber. The means for venting is integrated at least partially into the intermediate layer.



METHOD, APPARATUS AND MONITORING SYSTEM FOR ACQUISITION OF ROTATING SPEED AND VIBRATION DATA OF MACHINES

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The invention discloses a method, an apparatus, and a monitoring system for acquisition of a machine's rotating speed and vibration data. A machine rotating speed acquisition apparatus according to the inventive disclosure comprises a speed sensor and a controlling unit. The speed sensor is operative to count the pulses triggered during the rotation of the machine so as to acquire the machine's rotating speed. The controlling unit is operative to record the triggering moment of each pulse. Furthermore, each time when a pulse triggering moment is recorded, a rotating speed time scale message containing that pulse triggering moment is broadcasted to at least one machine vibration data acquisition apparatus, in order for said at least one machine vibration data acquisition apparatus to receive that rotating speed time scale message and record the local time when receiving that message.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TESTING LIQUID FLOWMETER

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A testing method for testing a liquid flowmeter, the method including introducing a test liquid and a sealant having a specific gravity smaller than that of the test liquid into a weighing tank until an outlet of a pipe is submerged in the test liquid; causing the test liquid to pass through the pipe; acquiring readings of a weighing scale configured to measure a weight of the weighing tank at multiple time points, and time information representing the time points; acquiring readings of the liquid flowmeter; calculating a standard flow rate of the test liquid based on the readings of the weighing scale at the multiple time points and the time information; and calculating an instrumental error between a measured flow rate based on the readings of the liquid flowmeter and the standard flow rate.



FLYING OBJECT, DETECTING DEVICE, CONTROL DEVICE, AND AIR CURRENT DETECTING METHOD

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

An altitude sensor and a temperature sensor are installed at a flying object. The flying object or a control device for controlling an operation of the flying object corrects temperature information acquired by the temperature sensor to temperature information at an altitude by using altitude information acquired by the altitude sensor. The flying object or the control device determines whether an air current is ascending or descending based on temperature changes at the altitude. The temperature changes are obtained from the corrected temperature information.



WATER LEVEL SENSOR

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

It is aimed to provide an inexpensive water level sensor capable of improving accuracy. The water level sensor includes a heat generating body 9 operable to generate heat by an electricity, a thermocouple 12 having a temperature measurement point 123 arranged adjacent to the heat generating body 9, a protection tube 13 for housing these heat generating body 9 and thermocouple 12 and an insulating material 14 filled in this protection tube. The heat generating body 9 includes a platinum resistive element 9 as a heat source.



MODULE APPARATUS FOR GARBAGE COLLECTION AND OPERATION METHOD FOR MODULE APPARATUS

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Disclosed are a module apparatus for garbage collection and an operation method for the module apparatus. A module apparatus for garbage collection, according to the present invention, comprises: a case which is provided so as to be attached to a garbage receptacle and has a first hole on the lower end; an integrated circuit module which is accommodated inside the case; a battery for supplying power to the integrated circuit module; and a sensor unit which is electrically connected to the integrated circuit module and is for sensing the volume of garbage accumulated inside the garbage receptacle, wherein the first hole is aligned with a second hole formed on the garbage receptacle and the detection unit detects the volume of the garbage through the first and second holes.



MEASUREMENTS DEVICE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

The present invention provides a device for measuring properties of a fluid flow in a pipe, comprising a first (1), second (2) and third pipe section (3), and where the first pipe section (1) comprises a fluid flow modifying feature arranged such that, during use, a liquid part of the fluid flow will form an annular layer (4) at an inner wall of the second pipe section (2), and the second pipe section (2) is arranged downstream of the first pipe section (1) and comprises at least one near field probe (5) having a first frequency range, and at least one full volume field probe (6) having a second frequency range, the upper limit of the first frequency range being lower than the lower limit of the second frequency range; the third pipe section (3) is arranged downstream of the second pipe section (2) and comprises a resonance enabling element (8), such that said element (8) and at least the second pipe section (2) provides a resonator able to capture parts of the frequency range of the full volume field probe (6).



INDUCTIVE FLOW METER INCLUDING EXTENDED MAGNETIC POLE PIECES

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A magnetic flow meter includes a magnetic flow transducer positioned to sense the flow of water through the flow meter. The magnetic flow transducer includes first and second electrodes positioned on opposite sides of a measuring channel. First and second magnetic pole pieces are positioned on opposite sides of the measuring channel and orthogonal to the first and second electrodes. The magnetic pole piece includes extending tab portions that are located adjacent to the first and second electrodes on opposite sides of the first and second electrodes. The extended tabs formed on each of the first and second magnetic pole pieces reduce the induced voltage within the electrodes to increase the accuracy of the measurement taken by the magnetic flow transducer.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING FOR AIR DATA PROBES

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

Systems and methods for additive manufacturing for air data probes are provided. In at least one embodiment a probe comprises a support structure comprising one or more ports for receiving one or more fluids, the support structure comprising an endoskeleton mandrel having an opening for receiving a fluid; and a heating cable encircling an external surface of the endoskeleton mandrel. The probe also comprises an additive coating fused to the external surface of the endoskeleton mandrel and an external surface of the heating cable; and an internal assembly inside the support structure for carrying pressures from the one or more ports to one or more instruments that respond to the one or more fluids to provide a measurement.



MEASUREMENT DEVICE

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A measurement device for measuring an airflow volume of a wind-blowing apparatus includes, a housing that includes an air duct with an air inlet and an air outlet, the air inlet being configured to take in air, the air outlet being configured to send out the taken air, an opening member installed inside the air duct, the opening member including an opening allowing the air taken from the air inlet to pass therethrough, pressure sensors configured to measure air pressures before and after the air passes through the opening member in the air duct, and an orifice provided on the opening member to change a size of the opening.



Sensor System For Determining Air Velocities

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A sensor system for an aircraft for determining the air velocity of air flowing past the aircraft includes a first sensor and an evaluation device. The first sensor is configured for being arranged at the structure of the aircraft and determines a first response of the structure to a first local pressure fluctuation of a boundary layer of the air flowing past the aircraft. Furthermore, the first sensor generates a first signal on the basis of the determined first response of the structure. The evaluation device is configured for processing said first signal and for determining the actual air velocity on the basis of the first signal.



Parasitic Gas Detection System

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 EST

A gas detection system that can parasitically utilize a mobile computing device to measure the presence and amount of gasses in a gas sample. The gas detection system can have a gas detection housing that has a local controller and at least one sensor. One or more mobile computing devices, which may be utilized as a remote controller, can be physically and electrically connected to the gas detection housing. The local controller can utilize a remote controller resident in the mobile computing device to detect one or more gasses in a gas sample with the at least one sensor.