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Automatic calibration adjustment of capacitance diaphragm gauges to compensate for errors due to changes in atmospheric…

Reno Technologies

Automatic calibration adjustment of capacitance diaphragm gauges to compensate for errors due to changes in atmospheric…

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Fujikoki

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Iee International Electronics & Engineering S.a.

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06/25/15
20150177858
 Contact type finger mouse and operation method thereof patent thumbnailContact type finger mouse and operation method thereof
The present invention relates to a contact type finger mouse and an operating method thereof. The contact type finger mouse according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a pressure sensor unit for sensing pressure generated between a finger and a fixed surface through a plurality of pressure sensors fixed at a lower part of the finger; a signal processing unit for determining a movement direction and a movement speed value of a mouse pointer on the basis of pressure values acquired through the sensing; and a signal transmission unit for generating control data comprising information on the determined movement direction and the determined movement speed value of the mouse pointer, and transmitting the generated control data to an interworking device..
06/25/15
20150177089
 Automatic calibration adjustment of capacitance diaphragm gauges to compensate for errors due to changes in atmospheric pressure patent thumbnailAutomatic calibration adjustment of capacitance diaphragm gauges to compensate for errors due to changes in atmospheric pressure
In order to mitigate the negative effects of a change in atmospheric pressure, an improved capacitance diaphragm gauge (cdg) sensor incorporates an independent ambient atmospheric pressure sensor near the cdg sensor body. The ambient atmospheric sensor is located outside the cdg sensor body to sense the ambient atmospheric pressure surrounding the cdg sensor body.
Reno Technologies, Inc.
06/25/15
20150177088
 Pressure sensor patent thumbnailPressure sensor
Provided is a pressure sensor that is equipped with a pressure detection element and is capable of preventing data of an eprom from being lost by application of high-voltage pulse noise to a writing terminal. A gnd terminal (21d) that is one of output terminals of the pressure detection element (21) and an eprom drain terminal (21h) that is one of eprom writing terminals are connected via a capacitor (60).
Fujikoki Corporation
06/25/15
20150177081
 Pressure sensor, e.g. in sole for an article of footwear patent thumbnailPressure sensor, e.g. in sole for an article of footwear
A pressure sensor, e.g. For being arranged in the sole structure of an article of footwear, for measuring a pressure exerted by the wearer's foot.
Iee International Electronics & Engineering S.a.
06/25/15
20150177080
 Sensors, interfaces and sensor systems for data collection and integrated remote monitoring of conditions at or near body surfaces patent thumbnailSensors, interfaces and sensor systems for data collection and integrated remote monitoring of conditions at or near body surfaces
Sensing devices including flexible and stretchable fabric-based pressure sensors may be associated with or incorporated in garments intended to be worn against a body surface (directly or indirectly), or may be associated with other types of flexible substrates, such as sheet-like materials, bandages, and other materials that contact the body (directly or indirectly), and may be provided as independently positionable sensor components. Systems and methods for storing, communicating, processing, analyzing and displaying data collected by sensor components for remote monitoring of conditions at body surfaces, or within the body, are also disclosed.
Sensoria Inc.
06/25/15
20150176394
 Method for determining hydraulic fracture orientation and dimension patent thumbnailMethod for determining hydraulic fracture orientation and dimension
Method for characterizing subterranean formation is described. One method includes: placing a subterranean fluid into a well extending into at least a portion of the subterranean formation to induce one or more fractures; measuring pressure response via one or more pressure sensors installed in the subterranean formation; and determining a physical feature of the one or more fractures..
Conocophillips Company
06/25/15
20150176186
 Bulk dispenser fluid level sensing and out of balance detection for a washing machine appliance patent thumbnailBulk dispenser fluid level sensing and out of balance detection for a washing machine appliance
A method and apparatus for sensing the level of fluid present in a dispenser, such as a detergent or fabric softener dispenser, of a washing machine appliance and to detecting an out of balance condition for such appliance is provided. A pressure sensor is used to determine the level of fluid present and to provide indications of the same at various levels of use of the fluid.
General Electric Company
06/25/15
20150174835
 Method and moulding system for manufacturing a fibre-reinforced polymer object via a feedback system for controlling resin flow rate patent thumbnailMethod and moulding system for manufacturing a fibre-reinforced polymer object via a feedback system for controlling resin flow rate
A method of manufacturing a fibre-reinforced polymer object by means of vacuum-assisted resin transfer moulding (vartm), wherein fibre material is impregnated with liquid resin in a mould cavity comprising a rigid mould part having a mould surface defining an outer surface of the object, is described. One or more pressure sensors are connected to resin inlets of the vartm system.
Lm Wp Patent Holding A/s
06/25/15
20150174304
 Reduced pressure apparatus and methods patent thumbnailReduced pressure apparatus and methods
Some embodiments have a pump assembly mounted to or supported by a dressing for reduced pressure wound therapy. The dressing can have visual pressure, saturation, and/or temperature sensors to provide a visual indication of the level of pressure, saturation, and/or temperature within the dressing.
Smith & Nephew, Plc
06/25/15
20150173697
 System and  spatiotemporally synchronizing and displaying bodily organ images and physiological parameter(s) related thereto patent thumbnailSystem and spatiotemporally synchronizing and displaying bodily organ images and physiological parameter(s) related thereto
A visualization system may include a radiographic imaging apparatus for obtaining radioscopic images of a bodily organ with one or more radio discernible sensors introduced into the organ in order to sense physiological parameter(s) related to the physiological activity of the imaged organ. The sensors may be pressure sensors, temperature sensors, etc.
Given Imaging Ltd.
06/25/15
20150173667

System and pressure mapping and 3-d subject repositioning for preventing pressure wounds


A pressure wound prevention system operable to prompt at least one caregiver to reposition a subject at risk of developing a pressure wound. The system includes a pressure-detection surface comprising a plurality of pressure sensors configured to monitor pressure exerted upon the pressure-detection surface by the subject as well as orientation sensors configured to monitor an angle of the pressure-detection surface.
Enhanced Surface Dynamics, Inc.
06/25/15
20150173629

Device, system, and assessing intravascular pressure


What is described is an apparatus for intravascular pressure measurement, comprising an elongate body and a first pressure sensor. The elongate body includes a proximal portion and a distal portion, the body defines a lumen extending from a proximal end to a distal end of the body, the lumen is sized and shaped to allow the passage of a guidewire therethrough, and the body includes an annular wall extending from the lumen to an outer surface of the body.
Volcano Corporation
06/18/15
20150172832

Iidentity confirmation using wearable computerized earpieces and related methods


A customized wearable computerized earpiece, according to various embodiments is configured to confirm an identity of an individual. The earpiece may include a housing that is customized to fit within the individual's ear (e.g., ear canal).
United Sciences, Llc
06/18/15
20150172828

Iidentity confirmation using wearable computerized earpieces and related methods


A customized wearable computerized earpiece, according to various embodiments is configured to confirm an identity of an individual. The earpiece may include a housing that is customized to fit within the individual's ear (e.g., ear canal).
United Sciences, Llc
06/18/15
20150172827

Identity confirmation using wearable computerized earpieces and related methods


A customized wearable computerized earpiece, according to various embodiments is configured to confirm an identity of an individual. The earpiece may include a housing that is customized to fit within the individual's ear (e.g., ear canal).
United Sciences, Llc
06/18/15
20150169087

Smart mouse device


A smart mouse device having an optical sensor for outputting position data by using light emitted from and reflected off a light-emitting element; a pressure sensor for outputting a pressure signal according to a pressing of the sensor; a controller for transmitting the position data and the pressure signal to a user terminal; and a user terminal connection unit which connects to the user terminal, and which transmits and receives data is provided.. .
06/18/15
20150168242

Physical quantity sensor, pressure sensor, altimeter, electronic apparatus, and moving object


A physical quantity sensor includes a semiconductor substrate, a diaphragm section that is disposed on the semiconductor substrate and is flexurally deformed when receiving pressure, a sensor element that is disposed on the diaphragm section, an element-periphery structure member that is disposed on one surface side of the semiconductor substrate and forms a cavity section together with the diaphragm section, and a semiconductor circuit that is provided on the same surface side as the element-periphery structure member of the semiconductor substrate.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation
06/18/15
20150168238

Pressure signature based biometric systems, sensor assemblies and methods


The present invention is systems and methods using an array of pressure based sensors to monitor biometric information in a human patient. Data assembled and analyzed form the pressure sensor array can be compared to reference data to analyze a variety of parameters including posture, position, movement, both at individual points and over time.
Medisens Wireless, Inc.
06/18/15
20150168230

Active measurement of gas flow temperature, including in gas turbine combustors


Active acoustic pyrometry-based gas flow temperature measurement, such as for monitoring of gas turbine combustors, including industrial gas turbine (igt) combustors is incorporated into the combustion monitoring and control system by addition of an acoustic transmitter or acoustic transceiver that transmits a sound wave in a line-of-sight with a plurality of acoustic sensors, such as dynamic pressure sensors. For temperature measurement, in some embodiments sound transmission time-of-flight that is directed generally transverse the gas flow path is measured by the controller and correlated with gas flow temperature along the line-of-sight.
Siemens Energy, Inc.
06/18/15
20150168229

Active temperature monitoring in gas turbine combustors


Acoustic pyrometry-based active temperature monitoring of gas turbine combustors, including industrial gas turbine (igt) combustors is incorporated into the combustion monitoring and control system by addition of an acoustic transmitter or acoustic transceiver that transmits a sound wave in a line-of-sight with a plurality of thermoacoustic sensors, such as dynamic pressure sensors. Sound transmission time-of-flight is measured by the controller and correlated with path temperature along the line-of-sight.
06/18/15
20150168228

Multi functional sensor system for gas turbine combustion monitoring and control


Thermoacoustic sensors, such as dynamic pressure sensors, in the combustor measure vibratory responses of the combustor. An integrated monitoring and control system controller correlates sensor readings with combustion thermoacoustic properties in order to identify combustion anomalies by wavelet or fourier analysis techniques; determine bulk temperature characteristics within the combustor with dominant mode frequency analysis techniques; and optionally determines absolute active path temperatures within the combustor with acoustic pyrometry transmission and time-of-flight analysis techniques.
06/18/15
20150168190

Active measurement of gas flow velocity or simultaneous measurement of velocity and temperature, including in gas turbine combustors


Active acoustic velocity and pyrometry-based gas flow velocity and temperature measurement, such as for monitoring of gas turbine combustors, including industrial gas turbine (igt) combustors is incorporated into the combustion monitoring and control system by addition of an acoustic transmitter or acoustic transceiver that transmits a sound wave in a line-of-sight with a plurality of acoustic sensors, such as dynamic pressure sensors. For velocity measurement, sound transmission time-of-flight that is directed generally along the gas flow path is measured by the controller and correlated with gas flow velocity along the line-of-sight.
Siemens Energy, Inc.
06/18/15
20150168038

Cooling circuit, cold drying installation and controlling a cooling circuit


A cooling circuit is equipped with a coolant, a compressor, a condenser and evaporator expansion valve combinations, whereby the outlets of the evaporators are connected to a collection pipe connected to the compressor. The cooling circuit comprises a control unit connected to a temperature sensor and a pressure sensor affixed in the collection pipe and connected to the expansion valves for the control of them.
Atlas Copco Airpower, Naamloze Vennootschap
06/18/15
20150166186

Aircraft air-conditioning heat exchanger contamination detection


An aircraft system includes a fan, a differential pressure sensor, a temperature sensor, and a system controller. The fan provides airflow for at least one heat exchanger.
Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
06/18/15
20150166034

Detection of vacuum booster leak to atmosphere or booster checkball malfunction


A method of operating a brake system comprises monitoring a vacuum pressure sensor with an ecu to determine an actual vacuum pressure in a vacuum booster for the brake system. The actual vacuum pressure is compared to a modeled vacuum pressure for the vacuum booster.
Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
06/18/15
20150165998

Side collision detection device for vehicle


A side collision detection device for a vehicle includes a hollow detection tube member, a pressure sensor, and a control device. The detection tube member is arranged in a door of the vehicle.
Denso Corporation
06/18/15
20150165182

Autonomous fluid instillation system and method with tissue site pressure monitoring


A system and method for providing fluid to a tissue site is described. The method fluidly couples an instillation therapy system to the tissue site and monitors a pressure supplied to the tissue site by a reduced-pressure source with the instillation therapy system for a time period.
Kci Licensing, Inc.
06/18/15
20150165140

Pressure sensor evaluation for respiratory apparatus


A respiratory apparatus evaluates accuracy of a pressure sensor, such as when only a single pressure sensor is provided. The accuracy of the pressure sensor may be assessed based on pressure measurement obtained from the pressure sensor and a subordinate or secondary characteristic of the respiratory device such as altitude or atmospheric pressure.
Resmed Limited
06/18/15
20150164348

Blood-pressure sensor


A blood-pressure sensor includes a substrate, a first electrode, a magnetization fixed layer, a nonmagnetic layer, a magnetization free layer, and a second electrode. The substrate is bent to generate a tensile stress at least in a first direction.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
06/18/15
20150164236

Airbed pump calibration and pressure measurement


An airbed system, connectable to an air mattress chamber of an air mattress, includes: a pressure sensor, configured to obtain pressure measurements corresponding to the air mattress chamber; and a control unit, configured to operate a pump and valves of the airbed system to inflate and deflate the air mattress chamber, and to determine first and second constants corresponding to inflation of the air mattress chamber and third and fourth constants corresponding to deflation of the air mattress chamber.. .
Rapid Air Llc
06/11/15
20150163210

Mobile device sensor data subscribing and sharing


Techniques for mobile devices to subscribe and share raw sensor data are provided. The raw sensor data associated with sensors (e.g., accelerometers, gyroscopes, compasses, pedometers, pressure sensors, audio sensors, light sensors, barometers) of a mobile device can be used to determine the movement or activity of a user.
Apple Inc.
06/11/15
20150161870

Pool alarm system


Pool alarm system for detecting the introduction and/or presence of a body in a liquid pool. The system includes: a first sensor for sensing audio signals generated by the body in the pool; a second sensor for sensing water pressure signals generated by the body in the pool; an analog signal processor for pre-processing the audio signals and water pressure signals and for converting them to digital data; an alarm device activated when the body was detected in the pool; a processor and control unit.
06/11/15
20150161866

Bathtub monitors


Embodiments according to at least some aspects of the present disclosure comprise methods, apparatus, devices, and/or systems pertaining to bathtub monitors that may be configured to sense motion and/or absence of motion, such as motion associated with an occupant of a bathtub. Some example embodiments may be configured to provide local and/or remote alarm(s) upon detection of a potentially unsafe condition, such as an absence of motion of the occupant of a bathtub.
Rje International, Inc.
06/11/15
20150160770

Contact signature control of device


A method includes receiving sensed information corresponding to objects touching portions of a device having pressure sensors, generating a contact signature from the sensed information, selecting a control action corresponding to the contact signature, and controlling the device in accordance with the control action.. .
Lenovo (singapore) Pte. Ltd.
06/11/15
20150160089

Pressure sensor with built-in calibration capability


A mems pressure sensor (70) includes a sense cell (80), a test cell (82), and a seal structure (84). The test cell includes a test cavity (104), and the seal structure (84) is in communication with the test cavity, wherein the seal structure is configured to be breached to change an initial cavity pressure (51) within the test cavity (104) to ambient pressure (26).
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
06/11/15
20150160084

Passive pressure sensing


A pressure sensor for sensing pressure of a fluid includes a diaphragm separator having a protrusion. The pressure sensor further includes a resonator, where the protrusion is in contact with the resonator on a first side of the resonator.
Chevron U.s.a. Inc.
06/11/15
20150159598

Vaporized fuel processing apparatus


A vaporized fuel processing apparatus has a canister capable of adsorbing vaporized fuel generated in a fuel tank, a vapor path connecting the canister to the fuel tank, a closing valve provided in the vapor path, a purge path connecting the canister to an intake path of an engine, a pressure sensor for detecting the inner pressure of the fuel tank, and an electric control unit controlling the vaporized fuel processing apparatus. When the inner pressure of the fuel tank is in excess of the measurement range of the pressure sensor, the learning of the valve opening start position is prohibited, and pre-learning depressurization control is performed through change of the stroke amount of the closing valve in the valve opening direction until the inner pressure of the fuel tank is within the measurement range of the pressure sensor..
Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
06/11/15
20150159577

Fuel supply system


A fuel supply system for an internal combustion engine has a fuel pump capable of pumping fuel from a fuel tank to the internal combustion engine, a motor driving the fuel pump, a pressure sensor configured to detect pressure of the fuel pumped from the fuel pump, and a control unit configured to output control signals to the motor. The control unit is configured to perform feedback control of duty ratio of the control signals for the motor, and to control the duty lower limit guard value in order to limit an amount of decreases of the duty lower limit guard value in the step-like manner when a duty lower limit guard value decreases..
Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
06/11/15
20150159574

Fuel rail pressure sensor diagnostic techniques


A first computer-implemented diagnostic method can run in response to an imminent deceleration fuel cutoff (dfco) event. A second computer-implemented diagnostic method can run on engine shutdown.
06/11/15
20150159569

Method and detecting combustion phase of engine by angular acceleration signal and combustion data of single cylinder


Disclosed are a method and an apparatus of detecting a combustion phase of an engine by an angular acceleration signal and combustion data of a single cylinder. The method may include calculating a point of maximum angular acceleration of each engine cylinder during an explosion stroke, detecting a combustion phase of an engine cylinder provided with a combustion pressure sensor, calculating a time difference between the point of maximum angular acceleration and the combustion phase of the engine cylinder provided with the combustion pressure sensor, and determining a combustion phase of an engine cylinder where the combustion pressure sensor is not mounted by using the time difference and the point of maximum angular acceleration of the engine cylinder where the combustion pressure sensor is not mounted..
Kia Motors Corporation
06/11/15
20150159568

Vaporized fuel processing apparatus


A vaporized fuel processing apparatus has a canister capable of adsorbing vaporized fuel generated in a fuel tank, a closing valve provided in the vapor path connecting the canister and the fuel tank and having a valve seat and a valve movable portion, a pressure sensor configured to detect inner pressure of the fuel tank, and an electric control unit. The electric control unit is configured to set a learning value that is an axial distance between the valve seat and the valve movable portion at a valve opening start position at a fail-safe value such that the closing valve is in the valve closing state when the inner pressure of the fuel tank decreases by less than a predetermined value after repeating a stroke control process more than predetermined times..
Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
06/11/15
20150159567

Vaporized fuel processing apparatus


A vaporized fuel processing apparatus has a canister loaded with an adsorbent capable of adsorbing vaporized fuel generated in a fuel tank, a closing valve provided a vapor path connecting the canister and the fuel tank and having a valve seat and a valve movable portion such that a distance between the valve seat and the valve movable portion is stroke amount, a pressure sensor configured to detect inner pressure of the fuel tank, and an electric control unit. The electric control unit is configured to perform abnormal state depressurization control of the fuel tank, in a state that the pressure sensor cannot detect the inner pressure of the fuel tank, by setting the stroke amount of the closing valve at a fail-safe value in which the closing valve is closed, and then changing the stroke amount in a valve opening direction of the closing valve from the fail-safe value..
Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
06/11/15
20150159566

Vaporized fuel processing apparatus


A vaporized fuel processing apparatus has a closing valve provided in a vapor path connecting an adsorbent canister to the fuel tank, a pressure sensor configured to detect the inner pressure of the fuel tank, and an electric control unit configured to determine whether the amount of increase in the inner pressure of the fuel tank is within an acceptable range or not, to learn a valve opening start position of the closing valve when the inner pressure of the fuel tank is reduced by an amount not less than a predetermined value, and to stop or prohibit the learning of the valve opening start position of the closing valve when the amount of increase in the inner pressure of the fuel tank is not within the acceptable range during or before the learning of the valve opening start position of the closing valve.. .
Aisan Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
06/11/15
20150158722

Systems and apparatus having mems acoustic sensors and other mems sensors and methods of fabrication of the same


A micro electro-mechanical system (mems) device is provided. The mems device includes: a substrate having a first surface and a second surface and wherein the first surface is exposed to an environment outside the mems device; and a mems microphone disposed at a first location on the second surface of the substrate and having a diaphragm positioned such that acoustic waves received at the mems microphone are incident on the diaphragm.
Invensense, Inc.
06/11/15
20150158470

Remote control parking brake of vehicle


A remote control system and method for a parking brake of a vehicle are provided. The system includes a controller configured to communicate with a server and to operate an electronic parking brake (epb) disposed within the vehicle.
Hyundai Motor Company
06/11/15
20150158175

Wearable robot and control method theorof


Disclosed herein is a wearable robot for assisting a wearer's intended motion, including: one or more links configured to support the wearer; one or more joints unit configured to connect the links to each other; a controller configured to determine the wearer's intended motion, and to calculate at least one torque based on the wearer's intended motion; and a driver configured to generate the calculated torque in the joints. According to the wearable robot, a wearer's intended motion may be determined in real time based on a velocity of the wearer's center of gravity.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
06/11/15
20150157817

Anti-aspiration mask system


A medical mask system is provided that detects aspiration and/or vomit or misdirected oropharyngeal secretions, alerts medical staff, and removes any effluent to prevent pulmonary aspiration. The mask system includes a mask body for covering the wearer's mouth that is integrated with at least one aspiration-detecting sensor.
06/11/15
20150157791

Syringe pump having a pressure sensor assembly


A syringe pump is disclosed that includes a body, a syringe seat, a syringe actuator, a memory, and one or more processors. The syringe seat is coupled to the body.
Deka Products Limited Partnership
06/11/15
20150157277

Magnetic resonance imaging apparatus and magnetic resonance imaging method


In order to respond to positional changes of body motion, such as respiratory motion, in various directions and to prevent an increase in the imaging time due to acquisition of body motion information or the occurrence of dead time in the measurement, a control unit of an mri apparatus acquires association information in which body motion information detected by an external monitor, such as a pressure sensor for monitoring the movement of an object to be examined, and body motion information measured from an nmr signal by the navigator sequence are associated with each other in advance. During imaging, body motion information from the navigator is estimated using body motion information detected by an external monitor mounted on the object to be examined and the association information acquired in advance, and control, such as performing gating imaging or correcting the imaging slice position based on the estimated body motion position, is performed..
Hitachi Medical Corporation
06/11/15
20150157216

Device, system, and assessing intravascular pressure


What is described is an apparatus for intravascular pressure measurement, comprising an elongate body and a first pressure sensor. The elongate body includes a proximal portion and a distal portion, the body defines a distal guidewire lumen extending adjacent a sensor assembly along a distal portion of the system.
Volcano Corporation
06/11/15
20150157215

Device, system, and assessing intravascular pressure


What is described is an apparatus for intravascular pressure measurement, comprising an elongate body, a first pressure sensor and a centering assembly disposed adjacent the sensor. In one aspect, the elongate body has a uniform diameter from the distal end to the proximal end.
Volcano Corporation
06/04/15
20150153847

Computer input device


The use of a uni-pressure and dual-pressure augmented mouse permits users to simultaneously control cursor positions as well as multiple levels of discrete action modes for common desktop application tasks. One, two or more independent pressure sensors can be mounted onto several locations on the body of the mouse.
University Of Manitoba
06/04/15
20150153242

Method for monitoring a pressure sensor of a fuel injection system, especially of a motor vehicle


A method for monitoring a pressure sensor of a fuel metering system of an internal combustion engine, the metering system having a metering unit controlling the inflow of fuel into a rail; fuel being metered from the rail into combustion chambers of the engine; a pressure regulating valve being connected to the rail, using which the outflow of fuel from the rail into a low-pressure accumulator being regulated; and using the pressure sensor, the pressure is measured in the rail; and for a closed pressure regulating valve, the supplying of current to the pressure regulating valve is lowered until the regulating valve opens and effects a pressure drop in the rail and at least one pressure value recorded by the pressure sensor is compared to the pressure drop in the rail, and from the comparison result, a conclusion is drawn on the functional capability of the pressure sensor.. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh
06/04/15
20150153241

Pressure sensor for vehicle


A pressure sensor includes a sensor housing mounted on a vehicle, a first detector located in the housing and having a first diaphragm facing a sealed space of the vehicle, a second detector located in the housing and having a second diaphragm facing the sealed space, and a protector located in the housing and covering the first and second detectors. A first chamber is formed between the first diaphragm and the housing and isolated from the sealed space so that the first diaphragm can be deformed by a pressure in the sealed space.
Denso Corporation
06/04/15
20150153206

Method for producing a pressure sensor with an optical fiber on the measuring diaphragm for detecting deflections


A vortex flowmeter having a measuring tube through which a medium can flow, a bluff body in the measuring tube and a pressure sensor in the effective range of the bluff body. The pressure sensor has a deflectable measuring diaphragm for determining the pressure in the medium neighboring the measuring diaphragm, at least one optical fiber being arranged on and/or in the measuring diaphragm for detecting the deflection of the measuring diaphragm.
Krohne Messtechnik Gmbh
06/04/15
20150153171

Barometric pressure sensor based orientation measurement


Disclosed here are methods and systems that relate to determining an orientation of an object. The orientation of the object may be represented by an euler angle which identifies a rotation of the object from a reference frame.
Google Inc.
06/04/15
20150153005

Gas filling apparatus and gas filling method


A gas filling apparatus in the present invention includes an accumulator, a compressor, a pressure sensor for detecting the pressure of gas delivered from a dispenser to be delivered to a gas tank, a regulating valve for regulating the gas flow rate, and a controller. To prevent a rapid rise in pressure of gas supplied to the gas tank, the controller includes an opening control unit for controlling the opening of the regulating valve when a detected value of the pressure sensor is lower than a pressure corresponding to the gas pressure in the accumulator by a predetermined value or more, and a compression control unit for controlling drive of the compressor so that the compressor compresses sucked gas when a pressure difference of a pressure detected by the pressure sensor from a pressure corresponding to the gas pressure in the accumulator becomes a value smaller than the predetermined value..
Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (kobe Steel, Ltd.)
06/04/15
20150152802

Method for determining an offset of a manifold pressure sensor


Methods and systems are provided for determining an offset of a manifold pressure sensor. In one example, an engine method may include indicating degradation of the manifold pressure sensor based on a sensor offset, the sensor offset based on a manifold pressure measured at a first throttle angle, a barometric pressure at a second throttle angle, a reference manifold pressure at the first throttle angle and reference barometric pressure, and the reference barometric pressure.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
06/04/15
20150152801

Method for inferring barometric pressure at low throttle angles


Methods and systems are provided for estimating barometric pressure based on a reference barometric pressure and manifold pressures at two different altitudes. In one example, a method may include adjusting an operating condition of the engine based on barometric pressure during engine operation at throttle angles less than a threshold, the barometric pressure based on a current manifold pressure relative to a reference manifold pressure at a current throttle angle and reference barometric pressure.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
06/04/15
20150151662

Debris level indicator in vacuum loaded mobile tanks


A vacuum loader truck that includes a storage tank that can be loaded and unloaded with debris. The vacuum loader truck includes a debris level sensor that generates a sensing beam to detect the level of debris within the storage tank.
Super Products Llc
06/04/15
20150151599

High accuracy load detection for air suspension systems


A suspension system comprises an air supply unit and four air spring corner assemblies. The air supply unit including an ecu is fluidly connected to the air spring corner assemblies and is capable of independently adjusting the air spring corner assemblies from one another.
Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
06/04/15
20150151419

Control a machine tool and a machine tool


A machine tool and control method are disclosed. The machine tool has a tool receptacle which supports a chiseling tool so that it is movable along an axis of movement.
Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
06/04/15
20150150746

Methods and systems for auto-calibration of a pneumatic compression device


Systems for auto-calibrating a pneumatic compression system may include one or more manifolds from an inflation fluid source and one or more individually inflatable cells. One or more pressure sensors may be associated with the one or more manifolds and/or each of the individually inflatable cells.
Wright Therapy Products, Inc.
06/04/15
20150150739

Optimization of the operation of a patient-support apparatus based on patient response


A patient-support apparatus according the present disclosure has a head end and a foot end. The patient-support apparatus includes a source of pressurized air, a plurality of bladders, a manifold, a plurality of pressure sensors, and a controller.
Hill-rom Services, Inc.
06/04/15
20150150510

Intraocular pressure measuring and/or monitoring system with inertial sensor


An intraocular pressure measuring and/or monitoring system comprises an intraocular pressure measuring device (1) comprising a support (3) and a pressure sensor (2) united with the support. The support (3) is configured for placing the pressure sensor (2) in contact with an eye (8) of a user for sensing the intraocular pressure (iop) of the eye.
Sensimed Sa
05/28/15
20150149030

Offset correction automobile oil pressure sensor


An offset correction method for an automobile oil pressure sensor determines whether or not an engine start signal is applied. An offset value of the oil pressure sensor installed on an oil pressure line connected to an oil pump is detected within a first preset period after the start signal is applied.
Hyundai Motor Company
05/28/15
20150148836

Pressure-sensing vitrectomy surgical systems and methods


A vitrectomy surgical system is disclosed herein. The surgical system includes a vitrectomy probe having a cutting portion comprising an inner cutting tube, an outer cutting tube, and an outer port.
Novartis Ag
05/28/15
20150148709

Apparatus and real-time measurement of changes in volume of breast and other organs


An apparatus and method for determination of change in volume of a body part or body organ on a real-time basis. In a breastfeeding application, an inflatable cuff is positioned on a nursing breast and allows direct access to the nipple by the breastfeeding infant.
Milkotech Systems Ltd.
05/28/15
20150144289

Core sand filling method


The core sand filling method comprises a step of operating an aeration air supply means, so as to float and fluidize core sand within a sand blow chamber and, when a pressure pf of the sand blow chamber measured by the first pressure sensor reaches a first pressure, operating a compressed air supply means and a step of stopping the aeration air supply means and compressed air supply means from operating when each of the pressure pf within the sand blow chamber and a pressure pc within a sand storage chamber is a second pressure or higher while a differential pressure Δp=pc−pf is a third pressure or lower.. .
Sintokogio, Ltd.
05/28/15
20150144108

Control system of low pressure fuel pump for gasoline direct injection engine and method thereof


A low pressure fuel pump control system of a gdi engine may include a low pressure fuel pump primarily pressurizing fuel supplied from a fuel tank, a high pressure fuel pump secondarily pressurizing fuel from the low pressure fuel pump, a low pressure fuel pump pressure sensor and a high pressure fuel pump pressure sensor detecting fuel pressure of the low pressure fuel pump and the high pressure fuel pump, and a fuel supply pressure controller setting a final target pressure of the low pressure fuel pump by correcting a reference pressure, wherein the reference pressure is corrected by a low pressure correcting pressure according to temperature of the low pressure fuel pump and a fuel constellation correcting pressure according to a fuel constellation.. .
Hyundai Motor Company
05/28/15
20150143927

Vehicle seat suspension mat


A vehicle seat suspension mat (12) comprises suspension springs (14) for supporting a seat cushion (16) and a pressure sensor module (18) arranged on the springs for being applied against a bottom surface of the seat cushion. The pressure sensor module produces an electrical signal responsive to pressure acting on it.
Iee International Electronics & Engineering S.a.
05/28/15
20150143926

Area-efficient pressure sensing device


Circuits, methods, and apparatus that provide pressure sensing devices having a pressure sensor including a diaphragm supported by a frame. The pressure sensor may be mounted on an application-specific integrated circuit.
Silicon Microstructures, Inc.
05/28/15
20150143921

Device for measuring differential pressure


The invention relates to a device for measuring the differential pressure in a flowing fluid, comprising a housing (3) having two coaxial openings (7, 8) and an inner space (29), which inner space can be accessed by the or the at least one of the openings (7, 8), a measuring nozzle that is arranged in the housing (3) and that has a flow channel (22) comprising a cross-sectional constriction (23), a differential pressure sensor (39) comprising two measuring inlets (40, 42), by means of which differential pressure sensor a difference between pressures at the measuring inlets (40, 42) can be measured, wherein a first of the measuring inlets (40) is in connection with the flow channel (22) and a second of the measuring inlets (42) is in connection outside of the measuring nozzle with the inner space (29), and a shut-off body (12) that comprises the measuring nozzle and that is rotatably mounted in the housing (3) about a rotation axis, which shut-off body in a first rotational angle position connects the flow channel (22) to the two openings (7, 8) and in a second rotational angle position blocks a flow between the two openings (7, 8).. .
05/28/15
20150143898

Fluid-level measuring sensor


A pressure sensor system for determining fluid level in a tank, includes a pressure sensor constructed to exhibit a force value corresponding to a sensed force, and a computer operatively coupled to the pressure sensor. A tank containing fluid is also includes and there is a communication link between the pressure sensor and the tank, thereby allowing determination of the level of fluid in the tank by calibration and interpretation of the force value exhibited by the pressure sensor..
05/28/15
20150143882

Turbo rotational frequency detection device


Based on entry/exit pressures of compressor 2a detected by atmospheric/boost pressure sensors 13 and 14, pressure ratio of compressor is calculated. Based on mass flow rate and entry temperature of intake air 4 detected by intake air flow-rate/temperature sensors 15 and 16 and entry pressure, volumetric flow rate of intake air is calculated in environmental condition at detection time using gas state equation, and is corrected into volumetric flow rate under standard environmental condition thorough multiplication by corrective coefficient based on entry temperature of intake air.
Hino Motors, Ltd.
05/28/15
20150143829

Heat pump system having a pressure trip sensor recalculation algorithm controller


One aspect presents an controller that comprises a control board, a microprocessor located on and electrically coupled to the control board, and a memory coupled to the microprocessor and located on and electrically coupled to the control board. The controller is configured to receive a trip signal from a refrigerant high pressure sensor and set a maximum heating % demand of the heat pump system based on the trip signal, recalculate a heating % demand based on at least one of the recalculated heating % demand or the maximum heating % demand..
Lennox Industries Inc.


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