Measuring and testing
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|Class / Patent application number
|Number of patent applications / Date published
|VOLUME OR RATE OF FLOW
|SPEED, VELOCITY, OR ACCELERATION
|LIQUID ANALYSIS OR ANALYSIS OF THE SUSPENSION OF SOLIDS IN A LIQUID
|INSTRUMENT PROVING OR CALIBRATING
|SAMPLER, SAMPLE HANDLING, ETC.
|FLUID PRESSURE GAUGE
|SPECIMEN STRESS OR STRAIN, OR TESTING BY STRESS OR STRAIN APPLICATION
|WITH FLUID PRESSURE
|INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE OR RELATED ENGINE SYSTEM OR ENGINE COMPONENT
|LIQUID LEVEL OR DEPTH GAUGE
|BOREHOLE OR DRILLING (E.G., DRILL LOADING FACTOR, DRILLING RATE, RATE OF FLUID FLOW)
|TIRE, TREAD OR ROADWAY
|TESTING BY IMPACT OR SHOCK
|PROBE OR PROBE MOUNTING
|SURFACE AND CUTTING EDGE TESTING
|SPECIFIC GRAVITY OR DENSITY OF LIQUID OR SOLID
|MOISTURE CONTENT OR ABSORPTION CHARACTERISTIC OF MATERIAL
|GAS CONTENT OF A LIQUID OR A SOLID
|BY ABRASION, MILLING, RUBBING, OR SCUFFING
|TESTING OF MATERIAL
|SIMULATED ENVIRONMENT (E.G., TEST CHAMBERS)
|FRICTIONAL RESISTANCE, COEFFICIENT OR CHARACTERISTICS
|COATING MATERIAL: INK ADHESIVE AND/OR PLASTIC
|FLUID FLOW DIRECTION (E.G., WIND SOCK, WEATHER VANE, ETC.)
|TESTING OF APPARATUS
|BLOWER, PUMP, AND HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT
|ENGINE DETONATION (E.G., KNOCK)
|VEHICLE DRIVE TRAIN
|SIMULATING OPERATING CONDITION
|VOLUMETRIC CONTENT MEASURING
|WIND TUNNEL: AERODYNAMIC WING AND PROPELLER STUDY
|SPECIMEN MODEL OR ANALOG
|SHEET, WOVEN FABRIC OR FIBER
|ANALYZING BODILY MOVEMENT (E.G., SKILLS OR KINETICS OF HANDWRITING)
|MUSCULAR FORCE (E.G., STRENGTH TESTING, EXERCISING OR TRAINING EFFORT, ETC.)
|CENTER OF GRAVITY; TURNING MOMENT; METACENTRIC HEIGHT
|BAROMETER (E.G., ALTIMETER)
|EMBRITTLEMENT OR EROSION
|OCEANOLOGY (E.G., OCEANS, RIVERS, OR LAKES)
|DISPLAY OR DISPLAY DEVICE DETAILS
|INSTRUMENT MECHANISM OR TRANSMISSION
|ORDNANCE AND PROJECTILE
|TESTING BY IMPARTING MOTION
|TESTING IMPACT DELIVERING DEVICE (E.G., A HAMMER)
|TESTING OF SHOCK ABSORBING DEVICE (E.G., AUTOMOBILE SHOCK ABSORBER, GUN RECOIL APPARATUS, ETC.)
|ORTHOPEDIC PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION
|TESTING SEALED RECEPTACLE
|Device and a Method for Analysis of an Article of Food by Means of a Test Cup - A test cup (
|Sealing Status Inspecting Apparatus And Sealing Status Inspecting Method - [Problems] To provide a sealing status inspecting apparatus and a sealing status inspecting method, by which nondestructive inspection is facilitated without requiring cutting nor opening of a paper container nor cutting of a container wall for making a sample, and all the products are inspected on a manufacturing line. [Means For Solving Probiems] A laminated packaging material is composed of a thermoplastic material outermost layer, a paper base material layer, a conductive barrier layer and a heat sealing innermost layer. An apparatus inspects an opening section, which is formed by at least partly eliminating the thermoplastic material outermost layer and the paper base material layer and by being sealed to be easily opened. In the apparatus, a probe electrode and a grounding electrode are arranged on the outer side and the inner side of the opening section, a current flowing between the probe electrode and the grounding electrode is detected by using the conductive barrier layer, and the sealing status of the opening section is inspected by a judging means.
|METHOD AND MACHINE FOR CHECKING THE CONDITION OF CONTAINERS - A method for checking the condition of containers (
|AUTOMATED PACKAGING-FILM TESTING SYSTEMS WITH EFFICIENT LOADING CONFIGURATIONS AND OPERATION AND/OR SERVICE ACCESSIBLE COMPONENTS AND RELATED METHODS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS - An automated packaging-film testing systems are configured to perform at least one of a Hot Tack Test, Heat Seal Test, and an Aged Seal Test. The systems include at least one of the following components: (a) side-insertion peel clamps that are configured to releasably grip film specimens using a resilient fluid-expandable member that cooperates with a side insertion finger to releasably clamp a film specimen; (b) at least one film specimen positioning clip configured to releasably hold film specimens in position prior to initiation of a test sequence, (c) a motion assembly comprising a single drive system attached to one end portion of an arm that supports and moves all lower seal jaws at each testing station substantially in concert to thereby allow for faster extraction of film specimens from the seal jaws; (d) seal jaw pressure control using a closed-loop pressure system comprising a pressure regulator valve in fluid communication with a pressurized air source without load cells; (e) at least one seal jaw clip configured to releasably slidably mount a seal jaw to a heater block, (f) an upper heater block release mechanism configured to releasably mount a heater block assembly to a reaction frame allow fast operator replacement of heaters and temperature transducers without tools, and (g) an integrated film guide and film cooling system.
|Flexible Lid Seal Integrity Sensor - In various embodiments, a flexible lid seal detector is disclosed. The flexible lid seal detector comprises a compression body. A compression rim extends from a distal end of the compression body. The compression rim comprises an outer perimeter and inner perimeter. The inner perimeter defines a recessed lid deflection area. The compression rim is configured to apply a force to a flexible lid coupled to a container. A sensor is coupled to the compression body and positioned to detect the deflection of the flexible lid in response to the force applied to the flexible lid. The sensor is configured to detect an amount of deflection of the flexible lid within the recessed lid deflection area.
|TOUCH OR TASTE
|Method for the Prediction of Consumer Acceptance of Food Containing Oils - A method for predicting (a) the seriousness of side effects to be expected in humans after consumption of foods or nutritional supplements containing oils rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and/or (b) the acceptance of such foods or nutritional supplements by consumers, characterized by analyzing the foods or nutritional supplements with automated solid phase micro extraction (SPME) followed by ammonia negative chemical ionization mass spectrometric detection.
|Robot Skin - In a skin of a robot, it is configured to have a plurality of tactile sensors discretely installed on a base, a first member disposed on the tactile sensors, the first member being continuously formed, at its surface facing the tactile sensors, with projections which are tapered toward the respective tactile sensors as viewed in cross-section to be capable of pressing each of the tactile sensors, and a second member that is disposed on the first member and is made of a material being lower in rigidity than a material of the first member. With this, the skin is equipped with the second member as a soft skin surface and it becomes possible to reliably detect a point of action or distribution of a load applied through the skin surface, thereby enabling to reliably estimate a point in contact with an external object.
|DEVICE AND PROCESS FOR REDUCING AN ETHANOL CONTENT OF A LIQUID PREPARATION - The present invention relates to a device and a process for reducing an ethanol content of a liquid preparation, to the use of the device for producing a liquid flavouring substance concentrate and to processes for sensory assessment thereof.
|Taste recognition apparatus and taste recognition system using the same - A taste recognizing device has a sensor body and a touch panel. The sensor body includes a sensor part with a sensor probe for measuring taste by means of a molecular film which outputs an electrical signal presenting taste information representing at least one kind of taste, a solution insertion part having insertion sections which are arranged circumferentially at predetermined intervals and in which a solution whose taste is to be measured, a reference taste measurement solution and a cleaning solution are selectively inserted, and an arm drive part for moving the sensor part relative to a predetermined insertion section of the solution insertion part. On the basis of the electric signal outputted from the sensor probe and presenting the taste information, at least measurement for taste recognition of the solution whose taste is to be measured is made possible. The touch panel is structured so that all the items of the operations of the sensor body necessary for measurement for the taste recognition are indicated by buttons for each function and displayed in order on the screen, the operation item corresponding to the operation item is inputted when the user clicks a predetermined button, and thereby all the operations of the sensor body by the user are performed with reference to the display on the screen. With this, the taste recognizing device enables easy taste measurement of the substance whose taste is to be measured by easier operation as a whole.
|METAL DISK DISCRIMINATION APPARATUS - According to one aspect of the invention, there is provided a metal disk discrimination apparatus including: two magnetic sensors configured to sandwich a target metal disk, the magnetic sensor including: a core having: leg portions exhibiting opposite magnetic polarities, the leg portion having an end face facing the target metal disk, and a connection portion magnetically connecting the leg portions; and coils respectively wound on the leg portions; an oscillation circuit that passes an alternating current through the coil; and a signal processing unit that determines a shape of the target metal disk by comparing an output signal of the magnetic sensors with a reference value, the output signal corresponding to a change in impedance of the coils. A radius of curvature of the end face in a part adjacent to another end face is not larger than a radius of the target metal disk.
|Coin recognizing device and coin recognizing method - A coin recognizing device is configured in which a main-judgment-frame registration unit registers main judgment frames for each denomination including value ranges corrected so that a value range corresponding to data of at least one of recognition elements does not overlap with a value range corresponding to the same recognition element of any other denominations, an auxiliary-judgment-frame registration unit registers auxiliary judgment frames for each denomination including value ranges of the recognition elements of a coin of which data does not fall within the main judgment frames but is to be judged as a coin of a specific denomination, a reject-judgment-frame registration unit registers reject judgment frames for each denomination including value ranges of the recognition elements of a coin of which data falls within the main judgment frames or the auxiliary judgment frames but is not to be judged as a coin of a specific denomination, and a judging unit judges a coin of which data falls within either the main judgment frames or the auxiliary judgment frames and does not fall into the reject judgment frames as a coin corresponding to the main judgment frame.
|AURA devices and methods for increasing rare coin value - The present invention relates to coin value safeguard devices and methods by determining and monitoring the eye appeal of a coin and labeling that eye appeal on an appropriate holder of the coin such that the eye appeal is displayed to a viewer of the holder, and that coin's value is thus increased. Appropriately knowledgeable graders assess a coin's eye appeal by determining the coin's axial ultimate refractory angle(s) (AURA) and assigning an AURA rating to the coin. The coin image is stored in a database where it may be compared to secondary temporal images of the coin as necessary to determine whether coin doctoring has been employed.
|PRECIOUS METAL AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD - Structures, systems, and methods verify the authenticity of a precious metal unit. A “ping bar” is designed to have a distinctive sound only if authentic and unadulterated. A “waffle bar” is shaped to discourage adulteration, damage, or counterfeiting and to facilitate easy core sampling and assay of the constituent metal's purity. Reeded edge features may additionally be employed to discourage tampering. An RFID device and a global registry system verify various attributes and ownership of the precious metal units.
|LEAF SPRING LOAD MEASURING DEVICE AND PROGRAM - A leaf spring load measuring device of the present invention comprises a weighing mechanism, a measuring mechanism, a metering mechanism, and a control mechanism. The weighing mechanism applies a load heavier than a working load to a leaf spring, thereby bending the leaf spring in its thickness direction, and maintains the resulting state for a predetermined hold time. The measuring mechanism measures a load value of the leaf spring in a manner such that the spring is subjected to a load within a range of the working load. The metering mechanism meters a displacement of the spring when the load value is measured. The control mechanism controls the weighing mechanism, the metering mechanism, and the measuring mechanism, and has a timer function to meter the hold time.
|Spring Member Test Apparatus - An apparatus is provided for loading a spring member secured on the apparatus. The apparatus includes a first mechanism for applying a translational loading to the spring member, and a second mechanism for applying a torsional loading to the spring member. The first mechanism includes a plurality of first elements, and the second mechanism includes a plurality of second elements. Each first element of the plurality of first elements is physically spaced apart from each second element of the plurality of second elements to aid in preventing interference between the first and second mechanisms during operation of the first and second mechanisms.
|SPRING TESTING FIXTURE AND MEASURING ASSEMBLY THEREOF - A spring testing fixture and measuring assembly thereof are described. The spring testing fixture includes a measuring assembly, an upper cover and a lower cover. The measuring assembly further includes a contact plate, a containing space and a buckling unit. The contact plate of the measuring assembly is correspondingly adapted to the configuration (or profile) of the spring for effectively restricting the exerted force on the spring to precisely measure the practical reliability and the life span of the spring.
|DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CHECKING THE STATE OF CHARGE OF A GAS SPRING
|HUMAN STRESS LIMIT (E.G., DECOMPRESSION GAUGE FOR DIVERS)
|DIVE COMPUTER WITH GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM RECEIVER - Dive computers and methods of logging information including position, audio and video information are disclosed. In one embodiment, the invention includes a processor, a global positioning system receiver connected to the processor and a pressure transducer connected to the processor.
|DEVICE FOR PASSIVE MONITORING OF DIVER ASCENT RATES - The present invention is directed to a passive ascent rate monitor that is operable to determine a diver's rate of ascent and generate a signal indicative of the determined ascent rate. In one embodiment, the ascent rate monitor outputs graduated audible signals that correspond to a plurality of ascent rate ranges. In another embodiment, the ascent rate monitor generates private audible ascent rate signals allowing a diver to determine their own ascent rate without necessarily outputting signals that may be heard by and/or interfere with their dive partners.
|DUMMY FOR SIMULATING HUMAN PHYSICAL BEHAVIOUR, METHOD FOR SIMULATING HUMAN PHYSICAL BEHAVIOUR - A dummy for simulating human physical behaviour during a test, comprising artificial human body elements that are mutually connected, the body elements having deformation properties, wherein a deformation property of a body element is actuatably variable. The dummy comprises an actuator for varying a deformation property. The actuator may comprise a fluidic driver.
|INSTRUMENT MECHANISM DAMPENING
|Sensor device - A sensor device includes a housing base part, a bearer part, a chip structure situated on the bearer part, and a spring/damper combination via which the housing base part and the bearer part are elastically connected to one another. In the sensor device, the housing base part, the spring/damper combination and the bearer part are situated one over the other.
|METHOD AND APPAATUS FOR IMPROVING THE TEMPERATURE STABILITY AND MINIMIZING THE NOISE OF THE ENVIRONMENT THAT ENCLOSES AN INTERFEROMETRIC MEASURING SYSTEM - Disclosed herein is a method and system for providing environmental control for a vibration sensitive system such as an interferometric measurement system, while minimizing acoustic noise during data acquisition.
|MEMS DEVICE PACKAGE - Disclosed herein is a MEMS device package including a hollow tubular part, a top cap formed to cover a top opening of the tubular part, a bottom cap formed to cover a bottom opening of the tubular part, and a sensor device equipped in a cavity of the tubular part. The MEMS device can use tubular parts having a variety of cross sections and also enhance an impact resistance by inserting a damper into the tubular part.
|Smart sensor - A measurement system includes a preexisting sensor, a transducer module installed in the pre-existing sensor including a memory storing information for identifying and operating the transducer, and a control device for communicating with the memory, the control device including a processor for automatically configuring the control device in response to data communicated from the memory and for collecting data from the pre-existing sensor. A method includes installing a transducer module into a preexisting sensor, and communicating between a memory of the transducer and a control device to automatically configure the control device in response to information for identifying and operating the transducer stored in the memory, and for collecting data from the pre-existing sensor.
|SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF FINGERPRINTS FOR PROVIDING AT LEAST ONE RESPONSE - An electronic device is presented including a fingerprint collecting module for collecting fingerprint information and a chemical analysis module for performing a chemical analysis of the fingerprint information to create a chemical profile for identifying at least a select number of molecules and/or organic compounds for deriving distinguishing characteristics from the fingerprint information. The electronic device may also include an evaluating module for evaluating the distinguishing characteristics of the fingerprint information to provide at least one response formulated from the distinguishing characteristics derived from the select number of molecules and/or organic compounds.
|FLOUR, DOUGH, OR BREAD
|METHOD OF MEASUREMENT OF GLUTEN CONTENT IN A SAMPLE OF FLOUR - The present invention relates to a method for measuring the gluten content in a flour sample. The method includes preparing the flour, sifting it, and adding water, then pre-hydrating with water in a pre-hydrating mixer for a few seconds, until a sphere cohesive material (SCM) is obtained. Then, the sphere SCM is submerged in a container with salt water for a few minutes, to allow the structuring of the gluten. Then, the sphere is washed in a washing machine to eliminate the water soluble substances, which are not gluten. Then, the gluten structured with excess water is centrifuged in a “centrifuge”, then removed from the centrifuge and weighed. The value that is read is the measurement of wet gluten. To obtain the value of the dry gluten, dry in a desiccation stove or a Teflon® dryer.
|DUCTILITY OR BRITTLENESS
|METHOD FOR TESTING PARTICULATE MATERIALS - Methods of testing brittle particulate materials are described. In a preferred embodiment, a method includes characterizing the particle disintegration or breakage after a sample of brittle particle material is treated with a fluid or chemical. The particle disintegration may be characterized with visual observation. Imaging, or particle size measurement methods. In, another preferred embodiment, a method includes crushing 100-200 particles of a brittle particulate material for statistical analysis of its mechanical property. Un yet another preferred embodiment, a method includes analyzing the results of single particle crush of a brittle particulate material with Weibull distribution and using the product of the Weibull modulus and characteristic property as a unified measure of the mechanical property of the brittle particulate material.
|MODEL BASIN AND TESTING TANK
|Fluid flow visualization and analysis - This document discusses, among other things, systems, devices and methods for fluid flow analysis for example, in an education environment. The light source, for example, a laser, is housed to illuminate particles in a fluid while minimizing exposure to the user. A control unit is provided that is remote from the fluid flow device. The fluid flow device further includes a removable fluid obstacle such that different fluid flow effects can be obtained.
|HOISTING CABLE AND ROPE
|MOORING FAILURE DETECTION - A mooring failure detector, for attachment to a mooring chain or wire rope, includes a power source, which is activated by the rupture of a rupture element, caused by a change in depth and hence pressure of the device. Activation of the power QC source provides power to a transmitter to signal the failure, either by acoustic or radio frequency means. The device can operate on an inclined mooring such that failure above or below the point of attachment results in a failure signal being transmitted.
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