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07/21/16
20160210793 
 Control methodology for wireless fluid level sensor patent thumbnailnew patent Control methodology for wireless fluid level sensor
A control methodology for a wireless oil level sensor includes mounting a wireless oil pressure sensor to the oil plug of an engine. The oil pressure sensor detects a pressure which is used to determine a volume or level of oil in the oil pan.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


07/21/16
20160209390 
 System and device for nearfield gunshot and explosion detection patent thumbnailnew patent System and device for nearfield gunshot and explosion detection
A computer-implemented system for nearfield gunshot and explosion detection comprising a hardware device with a differential air pressure sensor, a pressure amplifier that amplifies pressure signals generated by the differential air pressure sensor, a microphone, a microphone amplifier that amplifies audio signals generated by the microphone, and a pulse counter that calculates a total event length. The system includes a digital processor that processes the amplified signals from the differential air pressure sensor and the microphone and a data radio that generates alerts based on input from the differential air pressure sensor and the microphone.
Tracer Technology Systems Inc.


07/21/16
20160209286 
 Pressure sensor module and  manufacturing the same patent thumbnailnew patent Pressure sensor module and manufacturing the same
A pressure sensor module capable of fixing a diaphragm to a base body without using welding is provided. A base body, a first diaphragm, a first elastic body, and a first mounting member are included.
Tgk Co., Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209285 
 Pressure sensor,  manufacturing pressure sensor, altimeter, electronic apparatus, and moving object patent thumbnailnew patent Pressure sensor, manufacturing pressure sensor, altimeter, electronic apparatus, and moving object
A pressure sensor includes a pressure sensor element having a pressure receiving surface and a filler (a resin section) disposed to surround the pressure sensor element. The filler includes a first portion that is at least in contact with the pressure receiving surface and a second portion located around the first portion and surrounding the first portion and the pressure sensor element.
Seiko Epson Corporation


07/21/16
20160209284 
 Semiconductor pressure sensor patent thumbnailnew patent Semiconductor pressure sensor
A semiconductor pressure sensor of the invention, includes: a base body (1) including: a lead frame (4) having a first surface and a second surface; and a support (5) that supports the lead frame (4) and is made of a resin; a pressure sensor chip (2) provided on the first surface of the lead frame (4); and a controller (3) that is provided on the second surface of the lead frame (4), is implanted in the support (5), is formed in the shape having a plurality of surfaces, includes a stress relief layer (32, 33, 34, 35, 36) that is formed on at least one of the plurality of surfaces and has a young's modulus lower than that of the support (5), and receives a sensor signal output from the pressure sensor chip (2) aid thereby outputs a pressure detection, the pressure sensor chip (2) at least partially overlapping the controller (3) in plan view.. .
Fujikura Ltd.


07/21/16
20160209253 
 Pneumatic filter patent thumbnailnew patent Pneumatic filter
A tuned sensor system is disclosed. The tuned sensor system may receive an unsteady pressure from an external environment via a pressure inlet port.
Rosemount Aerospace Inc.


07/21/16
20160209095 
 Hose free sensor system for refrigerant unit patent thumbnailnew patent Hose free sensor system for refrigerant unit
A hoseless sensor system for a refrigerant unit includes a plurality of hoseless sensors for sensing system parameters of the refrigerant unit, and a portable electronic device configured to receive the system parameters from the hoseless sensors and to calculate system conditions for the refrigerant based on the system parameters. The plurality of hoseless sensors includes a hoseless first pressure sensor and a hoseless second pressure sensor, and a hoseless first temperature sensor and a hoseless second temperature sensor.
Parker-hannifin Corporation


07/21/16
20160208832 
 System for estimating a sensor output patent thumbnailnew patent System for estimating a sensor output
A system for determining an estimated output from a variable displacement hydraulic pump includes a prime mover, and torque, pressure, and displacement sensors. A controller determines the output torque from the prime mover, determines an input torque to the variable displacement hydraulic pump based upon the output torque, determines an output from one of the pressure sensor and the displacement sensor, and determines an inertia torque loss based upon the angular acceleration of the prime mover.
Caterpillar Inc.


07/21/16
20160208831 
 System for estimating a sensor output patent thumbnailnew patent System for estimating a sensor output
A system for determining an estimated output from a variable displacement hydraulic pump includes a prime mover, a torque sensor, a pressure sensor, and a displacement sensor. A controller is configured to determine the output torque from the prime mover, determine an input torque to the variable displacement hydraulic pump based upon the output torque, determine an output from one of the pressure sensor and the displacement sensor based upon the signals.
Caterpillar Inc.


07/21/16
20160208761 
 Control  a vehicle patent thumbnailnew patent Control a vehicle
An internal combustion engine is provided that executes fuel injection and ignition with respect to a cylinder that remains stopped in an expansion stroke, and that performs ignition startup that starts up the internal combustion engine by rotationally driving a crankshaft by pressure of combustion accompanying the fuel injection. A motor generator (mg) that can rotationally drive the crankshaft is provided.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


07/21/16
20160208755 
new patent

Fuel injection valve with cylinder internal pressure sensor


A signal transmitting unit that makes up a fuel injection valve includes a first signal transmitting member a distal end of which is connected to a sensor, and a second signal transmitting member a proximal end of which is connected to an amplifying member. A first connector of the first signal transmitting member is formed in a convex shape, and is inserted into a concave part of a second connector in the second signal transmitting member and connected by solder.
Keihin Corporation


07/21/16
20160208754 
new patent

Fuel injection valve with cylinder internal pressure sensor


In the interior of a resin mold portion that constitutes a fuel injection valve, an amplifying member to which a power source terminal and a signal terminal are connected, is provided, a signal transmitting unit, which outputs a detection signal from a sensor, is connected electrically to a substrate of the amplifying member. Further, the amplifying member is molded integrally when the resin mold portion is formed.
Keihin Corporation


07/21/16
20160208753 
new patent

Fuel injection valve with cylinder internal pressure sensor


In a coupler unit of a resin mold portion that constitutes a fuel injection valve, power source terminals and a signal terminal, which are connected to an amplifying member, and a pair of drive terminals connected to a coil are disposed respectively in an exposed manner. Further, when the resin mold portion is molded from a resin material, in the interior of the coupler unit, a guide member is provided for positioning at predetermined locations the power source terminals, the signal terminal, and the drive terminals.
Keihin Corporation


07/21/16
20160208747 
new patent

Fuel pump and control method therefor


An ecu of a fuel pump executes a feedback control to drive a motor part and sets a rotation speed of an impeller to become a rotation speed corresponding to the target fuel pressure. The ecu detects whether a vapor is generated in a fuel of a pump chamber of the fuel pump, based on a fuel pressure detected by a pressure sensor.
Denso Corporation


07/21/16
20160208729 
new patent

Fuel injection valve with cylinder internal pressure sensor


Within a resin mold portion of a fuel injection valve, an amplifying member having a substrate is provided. An engagement hole that penetrates in an axial direction is formed in another end part of the amplifying member, and an engagement pin, which is formed on a bobbin of a housing, is inserted through the engagement hole.
Keihin Corporation


07/21/16
20160208726 
new patent

Fuel filter clogging detection device in fuel supply circuit, and working machine


A fuel filter clogging detection device detects clogging of a fuel filter in a fuel supply circuit and issues a warning. The device includes an atmospheric pressure sensor detecting atmospheric pressure, a filter outlet pressure sensor detecting outlet side pressure of the fuel filter, and a control unit calculating differential pressure between the atmospheric pressure and the outlet side pressure and obtaining a degree of clogging of the fuel filter from the differential pressure so as to output an alarm signal when the degree of clogging exceeds a threshold..
Caterpillar Sarl


07/21/16
20160208663 
new patent

Engine oil supply apparatus


An oil supply apparatus includes: an oil pump; a main oil supply path; a sub oil supply path connected to the main oil supply path; a first oil supply section which is connected to the main oil supply path and which supplies oil to a crank bearing section of a specific crank journal; a second oil supply section which is connected to the sub oil supply path and which supplies oil to a crank bearing section of a crank journal other than the specific crank journal; and a control apparatus which sets, as a target oil pressure, a highest required oil pressure among required oil pressures required from a plurality of hydraulic operating sections in accordance with an operation state of the engine, and which controls the discharge amount of the oil pump so that an oil pressure detected by an oil pressure sensor equals the target oil pressure.. .
Mazda Motor Corporation


07/21/16
20160206804 
new patent

Separation of interference pulses from physiological pulses in a pressure signal


A filtering device receives a signal from a pressure sensor in an extracorporeal fluid circuit connected to a subject and processes the signal to separate physiological pulses, e.g. From the subject's heart, from interference pulses, e.g.
Gambro Lundia Ab


07/21/16
20160206242 
new patent

Methods and systems for data collection, analysis and formulation of user-specific feedback; use of sensing systems as input devices


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


07/14/16
20160203688 

System and object tracking using a plurality of linked pressure sensors


A system of pressure sensors for tracking displacement of an object and communicating with a user when one or more objects are moved or otherwise displaced is provided. The system includes one or more pressure sensors in communication with at least one personal communication device through a remote database.
Pazipro Llc


07/14/16
20160202825 

Screen state control method, device, and touchscreen terminal


An embodiment of the present document provides a screen state control method, device and a touchscreen terminal, the screen state control method is used for the touchscreen terminal, and the touchscreen terminal includes: a piezoresistive pressure sensor placed below a screen of the terminal, wherein a metal resistance strain gauge is adsorbed onto a substrate material of the piezoresistive pressure sensor; the screen state control method includes: generating an analog signal according to a pressure on the terminal screen; converting the analog signal into a digital signal; and controlling the screen state of the terminal to switch between on and off according to the digital signal.. .
Zte Corporation


07/14/16
20160202200 

Gas sensor device


A gas sensor device of the present invention, aiming sufficient correction results of an internal combustion engine under different operation conditions, includes a concentration sensor for measuring the concentration of gas and a pressure sensor for measuring the pressure of the gas. The gas sensor device also includes a measuring chamber incorporating the concentration sensor and the pressure sensor, and a processing circuit unit that adjusts a signal of the concentration sensor using a signal of the pressure sensor.
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.


07/14/16
20160202139 

Contamination detection for pipelines


A pressure sensor which is operatively connected with an internal pressure of a pipeline is used in one of the above-mentioned methods.. .

07/14/16
20160201674 

Scroll vacuum pump and maintenance including replacing a tip seal of a scroll vacuum pump


A scroll pump has a tip seal between an axial end of the scroll blade of one of stationary and orbiting plate scrolls of the pump and the plate of the other of the stationary plate and orbiting plate scrolls. The scroll pump may have a ballast gas supply system and use the operation of the ballast gas supply system to assess the condition of the tip seal.
Agilent Technologies, Inc.


07/14/16
20160201545 

Cooling fan control device for construction machine


The purpose of the present invention is to provide a cooling fan control device for a construction machine, whereby the effects of heat caused by warm-up operation can be suppressed. This cooling fan control device is equipped with a control unit (10a) that controls the rotational speed of a cooling fan (21) in accordance with a main pump discharge pressure (p) detected by a main pump discharge pressure sensor (25), an engine cooling water temperature (tw) detected by an engine cooling water temperature sensor (26), a hydraulic oil temperature (to) detected by a hydraulic oil temperature sensor (27), and an engine rotational speed (e) detected by an engine rotational speed sensor (28).
Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.


07/14/16
20160201451 

Method and permanent measurement of wellbore formation pressure from an in-situ cemented location


A pressure gauge system and a method for in-situ determination of a wellbore formation pressure through a layer of cement, comprising; a housing arranged to be permanently installed in said cement on the outside of a wellbore casing, comprising; a pressure transfer means between a first oil filled chamber and a pressure sensor, to isolate said pressure sensor from said oil filled chamber, and a pressure permeable filter port in hydrostatic connectivity with said first oil filled chamber, and a porous string extending from said filter port, said string has a higher porosity and a higher hydrostatic connectivity than said cement for said formation fluid, and is arranged to transfer said formation fluid when it is embedded in said cement.. .
Sensor Developments As


07/14/16
20160200219 

Vehicle occupant presence and reminder system


A warning system for detecting the presence of occupants and identifying emergency situations within a vehicle. The system utilizes an integrated pressure sensor to determine if a passenger is present in the vehicle; the integrated pressure sensor is positioned adjacent to a sitting surface of a passenger seat.

07/14/16
20160200169 

Method for vehicle occupant presence and reminder system


A method for a vehicle warning system for detecting the presence of occupants and identifying emergency situations within the vehicle. If the occupant is present and an emergency situation is identified, then the method notifies the proper authorities for help.

07/14/16
20160199795 

Carbonator


A domestic beverage carbonator for carbonating a liquid in a bottle comprising temperature and pressure sensors that communicate with a processor to improve the carbonation process. The device further comprises a co2 cylinder coupling and a cylinder discharge valve, an exhaust valve, a fill head and a user interface.
Breville Pty Limited


07/14/16
20160199248 

Control system for deep touch pressure sensory treatment devices, manufacture and use


A control system for controlling air pressure within a sensory treatment device, such as a sensory chair or lounger. The control system includes a power source, an air pump, a pressure sensor, a pressure relief valve, and a power switch.
The Sensory Chair Company, Inc.


07/14/16
20160199003 

Microcatheter sensor design for mounting sensor to minimize induced strain


A catheter, such as a fractional flow reserve catheter, includes an elongate shaft having a proximal end optionally coupled to a handle or luer fitting and a distal end having a distal opening. A pressure sensing wire extends to the distal portion of the elongate shaft to be coupled to a pressure sensor mounted on the distal end for measuring a pressure of a fluid within lumen of vessel.
Medtronic Vascular, Inc.


07/14/16
20160198958 

Intravascular pressure devices incorporating sensors manufactured using deep reactive ion etching


An intravascular pressure sensor assembly is disclosed herein that is produced in part using photolithography and drie solid-state device production processes. Using drie production processes facilitates a number of features that could not be readily incorporated in sensor chips fabricated using mechanical saws.
Volcano Corporation


07/07/16
20160198276 

Low-cost testing the signal-to-noise ratio of mems microphones


A method is provided for testing a mems microphone. The mems microphone includes a pressure sensor positioned within a housing and a pressure input port to direct acoustic pressure from outside the housing towards the pressure sensor.
Robert Bosch Gmbh


07/07/16
20160198273 

Dacs actuator


A compensation system for an implantable actuator is disclosed where the implantable actuator includes a sealed housing containing a driving arrangement for the actuator. The compensation system includes an external pressure sensor for measuring an external pressure outside of the sealed housing and a compensation module for determining a compensation factor for the implantable actuator based on the external pressure.
Cochlear Limited


07/07/16
20160196991 

Circulation cooling and heating device


A circulating cooling/heating device configured to cool and heat a circulating fluid supplied to a chamber in plasma-etching equipment includes: a heat exchanger configured to perform heat exchange between the circulating fluid and a cooling water; a heater configured to heat the circulating fluid; a pump configured to circulate the circulating fluid between the circulating cooling/heating device and the chamber; a cooling water circulation block through which the cooling water passes; and a pressure sensor serving as a pressure detecting unit configured to detect a pressure of the cooled or heated circulating fluid, the pressure sensor being attached to the cooling water circulation block.. .
Kelk Ltd.


07/07/16
20160195942 

Stylus with springs


Example embodiments relate to stylus. For example, a stylus includes a pressure sensor and a sensor holder in contact with the pressure sensor.
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


07/07/16
20160195449 

Method for detecting a leak in a crankcase breather


A method is provided for detecting a leak in a crankcase breather of an internal combustion engine, in which a cavity of a crankcase is connected in a gas conducting manner to a fresh air section of the internal combustion engine. A pressure sensor is provided for measuring a pressure in the cavity.
Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft


07/07/16
20160195439 

Pressure sensor for detecting force


A method, a device and use for measurement of a force with a pressure sensor made of a piezoelectric material. The change in the capacitance of the pressure sensor is used for force measurement so that no load amplifier is necessary for measurement and as a result the measuring system as a whole is miniaturized..
Ceramtec Gmbh


07/07/16
20160195392 

Navigation assistance based on visual codes


Visual codes are scanned to assist navigation. The visual code may be a quick response (qr) code that contains information useful to calibrating a variety of navigation-based sensors such as gyroscopes, e-compasses, and barometric pressure sensors.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


07/07/16
20160195093 

Flow monitoring device for hydraulic pump


A flow monitoring device is coupled to a case drain of a hydraulic pump. The flow monitoring device includes a manifold to receive a fluid flow from the case drain.
Caterpillar Inc.


07/07/16
20160193615 

Apparatus and dispensing or aspirating fluid


An apparatus dispenses and/or aspirates a predetermined volume of fluid from a chamber. The chamber includes a lower portion for containing fluid and an upper portion for containing gas.
Csem Centre Suisse D'electronique Et De Microtechnique Sa - Recherche Et Développement


07/07/16
20160192769 

Oral care implement having pressure sensor and forming the same


A toothbrush having a pressure sensor. In one embodiment, the invention can be a toothbrush comprising: a handle; a head; a plurality of tooth cleaning elements mounted to and extending from a front surface of the head; a printed circuit board located within the head, the printed circuit board having a front surface and a rear surface; a pressure sensor operably coupled to a front surface of the printed circuit board, wherein pressure applied to the plurality of tooth cleaning elements is transmitted to the pressure sensor; and a light source attached to a rear surface of the printed circuit board, wherein the light source is illuminated upon the pressure sensor being subjected to a pressure that exceeds a predetermined threshold..
Colgate-palmolive Company


06/30/16
20160188068 

Tactile interface for a computing device


Input is detected on a dynamic tactile interface based on pressure events and touch sensor outputs. The dynamic tactile interface includes a touch sensor, a pressure sensor, and a compressible material.

06/30/16
20160187515 

Sensor for detecting pressure waves in a liquid


An optical pressure sensor device (1) comprises: a chamber (2) filled with pressure transfer medium and having at least one window (4) transparent to pressure waves; an optical fibre (7) with a fibre bragg grating (8); a first pressure-sensitive mounting assembly (100) arranged within the chamber, holding the optical fibre; a second pressure-sensitive mounting assembly (200) arranged within the chamber, holding the optical fibre. The first pressure-sensitive mounting assembly, the second pressure-elm.) sensitive mounting assembly, and a static pressure compensation assembly (300) comprise pairs of bellows arranged on opposite sides of the fibre (7).

06/30/16
20160187218 

Physical quantity measuring device


A differential pressure sensor includes: a sensor module including: a sensor case including a port through which a target fluid is to be introduced and a base attached with the port; a sensor configured to detect a physical quantity of the target fluid; a sensor substrate attached with the sensor, the sensor substrate having an outer circumferential surface facing an inner circumferential surface of the base; and a cover configured to press the sensor substrate against the base; and a case body including an electric circuit that is housed therein and electrically connectable to the sensor module, the case body having an open end to which the sensor module is externally attached, in which a sensor module clearance is defined between the outer circumferential surface of the sensor substrate and an inner circumferential surface of the sensor case.. .

06/30/16
20160187214 

Gas sensing devices, systems, and associated methods


A gas sensing device is provided including an enclosure having an internal chamber operable to receive and contain at least one test gas, a photonic heat source positioned to deliver photonic energy into the internal chamber, and a pressure sensor functionally coupled to the internal chamber and operable to detect a pressure change within the internal chamber.. .

06/30/16
20160187192 

Noise reduction in infrasound detection


Provided are methods, circuits and apparatuses for detecting pressure variations. The circuit can comprise at least two pressure sensors electrically coupled in parallel.

06/30/16
20160185333 

Negative pressure sensor abnormality detection apparatus, control internal combustion engine and control system


A negative pressure sensor abnormality detection apparatus includes a negative pressure sensor that outputs a signal corresponding to a negative pressure that a negative pressure pump generates, the negative pressure assisting a vehicle driver's brake operation; a negative pressure detection part that detects the negative pressure based on the signal that is output by the negative pressure sensor; a number-of-rotations counting part that counts the number of rotations of the negative pressure pump; and an abnormality determination part that determines that the negative pressure sensor is in an abnormal condition if, under a condition where a change in the driver's brake operation falls within a predetermined range, a change in the negative pressure detected by the negative pressure detection part along with an increase in the number of rotations counted by the number-of-rotations counting part is out of a predetermined range.. .

06/30/16
20160184762 

Load following single bed reversing blower adsorption air separation system


An exemplary single bed reversing blower adsorption based air separation unit is configured to follow the o2 load placed thereon by adjusting flow rates therethrough and power consumption. At least one and preferably multiple pressure sensors sense o2 pressure within an o2 storage region downstream of an adsorber vessel.

06/30/16
20160184496 

Systems and methods for applying reduced pressure therapy


Embodiments of negative pressure wound therapy apparatuses and methods for using such apparatuses are disclosed. In some embodiments, a negative pressure wound therapy apparatus includes a controller configured to determine a level of exudate in a canister (or a dressing) based at least in part on one or more characteristics of pressure signals generated by a negative pressure source and monitored by a pressure sensor.

06/30/16
20160183931 

Orientation device for use in mitral valve repair


An orientation device (200) for use in mitral valve repair surgery is provided and includes a catheter (202) catheter insertable percutaneously through the mitral valve into a chamber of a heart. At least one pressure sensor (216, 218) and two generally arcuate commissural arms (208, 210) are provided at or near the distal end (204) of the catheter (202).

06/30/16
20160183844 

Intra-vascular device with pressure detection capabilities using pressure sensitive material


A laser catheter with a pressure sensor is provided according to embodiments of the invention. The pressure sensor may be coupled with the distal end of the laser catheter and may comprise any of various piezoelectric materials, for example polyvinylidene difluoride (pvdf).

06/30/16
20160183825 

Multi-device connector for patient interface


A multi-device connector for ecg signals permits multiple medical devices to share patient-connected surface electrodes, providing a patient-side terminal set having a direct connection to one device-side terminal set and buffered connections to multiple additional device-side terminal sets. Invasive blood-pressure sensor readings may also be shared by providing a direct connection between a patient-side terminal set and multiple device-side terminal sets for blood-pressure signals and a direct connection between the patient-side terminal set and only one device-side terminal set.

06/23/16
20160181071 

Gas supply system


A gas supply system is provided. The system includes a plurality of component gas supply pipes, a plurality of flow rate control mechanisms for controlling flow rates of the component gases flowing in the component gas supply pipes, and a material gas supply pipe connected with downstream ends of the component gas supply pipes, and connected with one of the gas supply ports at a downstream.

06/23/16
20160180683 

Swimming pool safety device


The invention relates to a water safety device and more particularly, to a safety device for swimming pools or fish ponds. There is provided a device for monitoring a body of water comprising a first pressure sensor for measuring a base pressure level within a first reference cavity in the device, a second pressure sensor for measuring a water pressure level being exerted on the second pressure sensor by the body of water, computing means for calculating differential pressure between the base pressure level and the water pressure level, and alerting means in communication with the device for generating an alert when the differential pressure level and water pressure level is increased due to an elevation in the water pressure level when a person enters the body of water..

06/23/16
20160179974 

Calibrating a gyroscope based on visual codes


Visual codes are scanned to assist navigation. The visual code may be a quick response (qr) code that contains information useful to calibrating a variety of navigation-based sensors such as gyroscopes, e-compasses, and barometric pressure sensors.

06/23/16
20160179280 

Position detector and position indicator


A position indicator is provided, which includes a pressure sensor configured to detect a pressure applied to a tip of the position indicator. The position indicator further includes a storage configured to store the pressure as one type of digital data and to store at least one other type of digital data.

06/23/16
20160179279 

Position detector and position indicator


A position indicator is provided, which includes a pressure sensor configured to detect a pressure applied to a tip of the position indicator. The position indicator further includes a storage configured to store the pressure as one type of digital data and to store at least one other type of digital data.

06/23/16
20160178474 

Pressure measurement device and braking system comprising such pressure measurement device


A pressure measurement device has: a first chamber coupled to at least one fluid utilization unit, a second chamber coupled to a vacuum source, a seat with a passage for the fluid between the first and the second chamber, a plug for allowing or blocking the fluid flow through the passage, a retaining member for retaining the plug against the seat, a pressure sensor, and a measurement cavity coupled to the first chamber. The retaining member has a channel arranged to couple the first chamber and the measurement cavity..

06/23/16
20160178470 

Wastegate position sensor for wastegate and engine pressure sensor diagnostics


An engine pressure sensor monitoring system uses the position of a wastegate in a turbo-charged engine when known and calibrated engine operating conditions occur to provide diagnostic information for various engine pressure sensors and for the operation of the wastegate itself. Discrete measurement windows are defined for engine conditions with specific values for parameters that may include rpm, torque, injection timing and fuel consumption.

06/23/16
20160178467 

Pressure sensor having cap-defined membrane


Structures and methods of protecting membranes on pressure sensors. One example may provide a pressure sensor having a backside cavity defining a frame and under a membrane formed in a device layer.

06/23/16
20160177952 

Mobile sludge exhauster and method


The invention relates to a mobile sludge exhauster including a tank for collection of sludge from a device that contains sludge and a vacuum system (8) for creation of suction. Sludge is sucked up and transported in a pipe unit to the tank.

06/23/16
20160177909 

Glow plug with pressure sensor


A glow plug includes a housing having an axial hole extending in an axial line direction; a ceramic heater that is relatively displaceable with respect to the housing along the axial line direction and has at least outer surface made of ceramic; and a pressure sensor fixed to the housing and configured to output a signal based on the relative displacement of the ceramic heater. A fixed member fixed to the ceramic heater while the ceramic heater is arranged to an inner circumference of the fixed member.

06/23/16
20160177847 

Methods and systems for diagnosing an intake oxygen sensor based on pressure


Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing an intake oxygen sensor. In one example, a method may include indicating degradation of an intake oxygen sensor based on a first time constant of an output of the intake oxygen sensor and a second time constant of an output of a throttle inlet pressure sensor.

06/23/16
20160176702 

Integrated micro-electromechanical device of semiconductor material having a diaphragm, such as a pressure sensor and an actuator


An integrated micro-electromechanical device includes a first body of semiconductor material having a first face and a second face opposite the first surface, with the first body including a buried cavity forming a diaphragm delimited between the buried cavity and the first face. The diaphragm is monolithic with the first body.

06/23/16
20160176630 

Smart garbage bin


A container (e.g., a garbage bin or document disposal bin) includes a sensor for sensing a quantity indicative of the amount of items deposited into the container, and a local controller capable of wireless communication with a remote controller for sending the sensed data to the remote controller. The sensor may be mounted on the cover or at the bottom of the container.

06/23/16
20160176248 

Sensor device for sensing and wireless transmission of tire pressure


A tire pressure measuring module for a vehicle tire includes a receiving space in which are disposed a pressure sensor, a control circuit coupled to the pressure sensor and a transmitter for wireless transmission of data from the control circuit to a vehicle side receiver. The receiving space is designed to be attached to the vehicle tire.

06/23/16
20160175584 

Systems and methods for deploying an implantable medical electrical lead


A reservoir of a system for deploying an implantable lead to an extravascular location delivers a flow of fluid through a lumen of one or both of a tunneling tool and an introducer of the system. In some cases, the tunneling tool includes a pressure sensor assembly for monitoring a change in a pressure of the flow through the lumen thereof.

06/16/16
20160171864 

Activity monitoring accident detection and response


Various embodiments are presented for one or more wearable electronic devices which may be mounted on or integrated into, e.g., helmets, clothing, gear, vehicles, body portions, etc. These embodiments may be used in a variety of contexts in which user injury may occur, e.g., in outdoor sports, construction environments, military exercises, etc.
Saphibeat Technologies, Inc.


06/16/16
20160171792 

Negative pressure abnormality detection apparatus and control internal combustion engine


A negative pressure detection part detects a negative pressure from a signal of a negative pressure sensor detecting a negative pressure generated due to rotation of an internal combustion engine. The negative pressure is used to assist a vehicle driver's braking operation.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


06/16/16
20160170376 

External element with a pressure sensor


The present invention concerns an external timepiece element including a frame made of a first material, said external element further including at least one pressure or altitude sensor, characterized in that said pressure or altitude sensor is formed of at least one disc or plate, said disc or plate being formed of or coated with a binder and a piezochromic pigment, said piezochromic pigment being selected to react at a specific pressure, so that said pigment changes from a first colour to a second colour when said specific pressure is reached.. .
The Swatch Group Research And Development Ltd


06/16/16
20160170054 

Wavefield separation based on a matching operator between sensor responses in multi-component streamers


This disclosure is directed to systems and methods of wavefield separation based on matching operators that represents the relationship between co-located pressure and particle motions sensors. A pressure wavefield and a particle motion wavefield emitted from a subterranean formation are measured using co-located pressure and particle motion sensors located along one or more streamers of a seismic data acquisition system.
Pgs Geophysical As


06/16/16
20160169843 

Pressure sensing and flow control in diffusion-bonded planar devices for fluid chromatography


Flow through pressure sensors for use in fluid chromatography systems include a planar device formed from diffusion bonding of a plurality of metallic sheets and at least one sensing element. The planar device has a top surface, a bottom surface and a flow through channel.
Waters Technologies Corporation


06/16/16
20160169763 

Pressure sensor module having a sensor chip and passive devices within a housing


A pressure sensor module including a housing, a pressure sensor chip, and one or more of an integrated passive device (idp) chip and discrete passive devices are disclosed. The pressure sensor chip and one or more of the ipd chip and the discrete passive devices are arranged within the housing..
Infineon Technologies Ag


06/16/16
20160169762 

Combination tire pressure sensor and over-inflation pressure relief valve


The present disclosure includes a combination sensor and pressure relief valve. The combination sensor and valve may be used with existing aircraft wheel systems.
Goodrich Corporation


06/16/16
20160169760 

Pressure sensor with differential capacitive output


A mems pressure sensor device is provided that can provide both a linear output with regard to external pressure, and a differential capacitance output so as to improve the signal amplitude level. These benefits are provided through use of a rotating proof mass that generates capacitive output from electrodes configured at both ends of the rotating proof mass.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.


06/16/16
20160169759 

Capacitive pressure sensor


Provided is a capacitive pressure sensor that prevents the position of an electrode face in the direction parallel to a diaphragm from deviating from the position of the diaphragm, and accurately measures pressure. The capacitive pressure sensor includes: the diaphragm that deforms under pressure; an electrode member having the electrode face opposed to the diaphragm with a gap between the diaphragm and the electrode face; a body having one end to which the diaphragm is joined, and accommodating at least a portion of the electrode member; an insulating positioning member that is provided in the body and positions at least the portion of the electrode member in the body; and a pressing mechanism that holds and presses the insulating positioning member or the electrode member in the direction parallel to the diaphragm..
Horiba Stec, Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160169758 

Stress isolated differential pressure sensor


A package includes a mems die and a cap element coupled to and stacked with the mems die. The mems die includes at least two physically isolated pressure sensors, each of which resides on its individual cantilevered platform structure.
Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.


06/16/16
20160169756 

Pressure detection device for a blowgun


A pressure detection device for a blowgun has a housing and a pressure-sensing unit. The pressure-sensing unit has a pressure sensor integrated circuit (ic) aligned with a pressure-sensing opening of the housing to detect air pressure inside the blowgun and outputting a voltage signal corresponding to the detected air pressure, a micro-controller unit (mcu) converting the voltage signal into a detected datum, and performing calibration and calculation with the detected datum to generate a blow-off pressure value displayed on a display screen, and a power-saving control circuit activating power supply to the pressure sensor ic and the mcu and shutting down power supply thereto when users are done with blowgun shooting..
Jin Tay Industries Co., Ltd.


06/16/16
20160169670 

Reducing elevation error with environmental pressure anomaly compensation


A method for determining an environmental pressure change affecting a pressure sensor within a portable device to determine an elevation of the portable device is disclosed. The method involves estimating a location of the mobile device, estimating an atmospheric pressure associated with the mobile device at a server based on data indicative of atmospheric pressure received from the mobile device, and generating the elevation of the mobile device based on the atmospheric pressure associated with the mobile device and reference data indicative of an absolute elevation reference.
Trx Systems, Inc.


06/16/16
20160169568 

Refrigerant level monitor for refrigeration system


A refrigeration system includes a refrigerant vapor compression unit including a compressor and one or more current sensors to determine a total system current draw. One or more pressure sensors are positioned to determine a refrigerant pressure in the refrigerant vapor compression unit.
Carrier Corporation


06/16/16
20160169558 

Warm air heater


An orifice 26 is provided in an air supply passage 5a of a warm air heater 100, and a differential pressure sensor 28 detects differential pressure Δp between front and rear of the orifice 26 in the air supply passage 5a. Rotation speed of the combustion fan 24 is corrected on the basis of the differential pressure Δp detected by the differential pressure sensor 28..
Rinnai Corporation


06/16/16
20160169187 

System and analyzing carbon build up in an engine


An induction cleaning analyzing system includes a pressure sensor, an ignition event detector, and a control module. The pressure sensor measures airflow pressures of intake air and/or exhaust from cylinders in a common airflow pathway of a vehicle.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.


06/16/16
20160169140 

In-range sensor fault diagnostic system and method


An internal combustion engine includes an electronic controller programmed to determine, for at least one combustion event in a combustion chamber, a theoretical polytropic constant, a measured polytropic constant, and a difference between the theoretical polytropic constant and the measured polytropic constant. The electronic controller is further programmed to calculate an adjusted pressure signal based on the pressure signal and the difference such that the adjusted pressure signal compensates for changes to an accuracy of the pressure sensor over time..
Caterpillar Inc.


06/16/16
20160169139 

Negative pressure abnormality detection apparatus, and control internal combustion engine


A negative pressure abnormality detection apparatus includes a negative pressure sensor to output a signal representing negative pressure in a negative pressure chamber of a brake booster into which intake negative pressure of an intake manifold generated by rotation of an engine is introduced; a negative pressure detection unit to detect the negative pressure based on the signal; an abnormality determination unit to determine whether an abnormality occurs with the negative pressure sensor, based on whether the negative pressure is shifted toward atmospheric or vacuum pressure relative to a threshold, when a state continues for a predetermined time or longer during which the engine rotates and a negative-pressure-expending braking operation is not performed; and a threshold change unit to change the threshold depending on opening of a throttle valve in an intake pipe connected with the intake manifold, while the state continues.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


06/16/16
20160169133 

System and increasing gaseous fuel substitution


A fuel control system for a multiple fuel internal combustion engine may include at least one cylinder pressure sensor associated with each cylinder of the engine. A data collection module may be configured to receive real-time cylinder pressure measurements from each of the at least one cylinder pressure sensors and calculate one or more actual combustion parameter values from the real-time cylinder pressure measurements.
Caterpillar Inc.


06/16/16
20160169132 

System and increasing tolerance to fuel variation


A fuel control system for a multiple fuel internal combustion engine may include at least one cylinder pressure sensor associated with each cylinder of the engine. A data collection module may be configured to receive real-time cylinder pressure measurements from each of the at least one cylinder pressure sensors and calculate one or more actual combustion parameter values from the real-time cylinder pressure measurements.
Caterpillar Inc.


06/16/16
20160168978 

Methods and apparatuses for determining true vertical depth (tvd) within a well


A method of determining true vertical depth within a well penetrating a ground surface, the method including: positioning a pressure sensor at a downhole position within the well at the base of a fluid column extended from a ground surface to the pressure sensor; measuring, with the pressure sensor, a pressure exerted by the fluid column; and determining the true vertical depth (tvd) of the downhole position using the pressure measured by the pressure sensor. An apparatus for determining true vertical depth within a well, the apparatus including: a tubing string; a housing connected to the tubing string, the housing defining a chamber and having a port to the tubing string; a pressure sensor mounted to the housing and in fluid communication with the chamber..

06/16/16
20160168976 

System for detecting leakage in a pump used in hydraulic fracturing


A system for detecting leakage in a pump includes a first pressure sensor, a second pressure sensor, multiple third pressure sensors, and a controller. The first pressure sensor is configured to output a pressure value associated with a suction manifold of the pump.
Caterpillar Inc.


06/16/16
20160168828 

Drinking water supply device and controlling a drinking water supply device


A drinking water supply device may include a first channel configured to channel water, the first channel provided with a first valve, a flow rate sensor configured to sense a flow rate of the water, a water discharge channel connected to the rear end of the first channel, a connection pipe connecting the first channel and the water discharge channel, a second channel configured to supply minerals to the connection pipe, the second channel provided with a pressure sensor and a second valve, a mineral container configured to connect to the connection pipe via the second channel and configured to store condensed minerals, a pump configured to pressurize an interior of the mineral container to allow discharge of the condensed minerals from the mineral container, and a controller configured to control the flow rate sensor, the pressure sensor, and the first valve.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


06/16/16
20160168827 

Drinking water supply device and controlling a drinking water supply device


A drinking water supply device may include a first channel configured to channel water, a water discharge pipe coupled to the rear end of the first channel configured to discharge the drinking water, a first connection pipe connecting the first channel and the water discharge pipe, a second channel configured to supply minerals to the first connection pipe, the second channel provided with a pressure sensor and a mineral supply valve, a mineral container configured to communicate with the first connection pipe via the second channel and configured to store condensed minerals, a pump configured to pressurize the interior of the mineral container to discharge the condensed minerals out of the mineral container, and a controller configured to control the mineral supply valve to open for a first predetermined time and then close according to a water discharge signal.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.


06/16/16
20160167957 

Method of manufacturing an integrated circuit comprising a pressure sensor


Disclosed is an integrated circuit, comprising a semiconductor substrate carrying a plurality of circuit elements; and a pressure sensor including a cavity on said semiconductor substrate, said cavity comprising a pair of electrodes laterally separated from each other; and a flexible membrane over and spatially separated from said electrodes such that said membrane interferes with a fringe field between said electrodes, said membrane comprising at least one aperture. A method of manufacturing such an ic is also disclosed..
Ams International Ag


06/16/16
20160167954 

Monolithically integrated multi-sensor device on a semiconductor substrate and method therefor


A monolithically integrated multi-sensor (mims) is disclosed. A mims integrated circuit comprises a plurality of sensors.
Versana Micro Inc.


06/16/16
20160167953 

Monolithically integrated multi-sensor device on a semiconductor substrate and method therefor


A monolithically integrated multi-sensor (mims) is disclosed. A mims integrated circuit comprises a plurality of sensors.
Versana Micro Inc.


06/16/16
20160167672 

Systems and methods for controlling a vehicle or device in response to a measured human response to a provocative environment


A sensor system and method for determining if an environment is provocative, measuring a human response to this environment, and controlling a vehicle or device is disclosed. The system and method comprise a human head-worn unit with an orientation sensing element, a head-attachable display comprising a first image not responsive to pitch and roll and a display element responsive to the orientation sensing element.

06/16/16
20160167634 

Braking machine


A braking system for a machine includes a first valve assembly having a first electronically actuated proportional valve, and a second valve assembly having a second electronically actuated proportional valve. The braking system includes a first pressure sensor and a second pressure sensor disposed downstream of the first and second valve assemblies, respectively.
Caterpillar Inc.


06/16/16
20160167631 

Brake control device for vehicle


A brake ecu sets two sensor state flags to fix states of first and second master pressure sensors as an abnormal state when a value of a simultaneous timer becomes equal to or larger than an abnormal-state fixing time. The simultaneous timer serves to measure a time that the first master pressure sensor is determined to be not under a normal state and the second master pressure sensor is determined to be not under a normal state on the basis of the sensor state flags.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


06/16/16
20160167473 

Electronically controlled vehicle suspension system and manufacture


An air suspension system, comprising a manifold, defining a first and second port, each port defining a receiving region at the second end, wherein the first and second ports are arranged in a common plane, a channel intersecting the first and second port, a cavity intersecting each port, and a pressure sensor port, positioned between the first and second port, defining a sensor insertion axis normal to the common plane, the pressure sensor port separated from the first port, the second port, and the channel by a thickness; a first and second solenoid valve, each solenoid valve arranged within the cavity and coaxially arranged with the first and second ports, each solenoid valve comprising a connector; a pressure sensor arranged within the pressure sensor port, the pressure sensor comprising a connector; and an electronics module arranged parallel the common plane, the electronics module configured to electrically couple to the connectors.. .
Aktv8 Llc


06/16/16
20160166859 

Testing a mask seal


A mask seal test method, device, and system of using the same are described herein. One method for testing a mask seal can include blocking a respirator cartridge to create pressure within a mask, wherein the mask includes a pressure sensor, measuring pressure values within the mask using the pressure sensor, and notifying a user in response to an increased pressure decay value among the pressure values received by the mask identification reader..
Honeywell International Inc.


06/16/16
20160166797 

System and delivery of variable oxygen flow


A method and apparatus to deliver a variable flow of oxygen to a patient is described. The apparatus may include a flow control valve, a pressure sensor to detect a patient's breathing pressure and ambient pressure, an oxygen flow analyzer to measure oxygen flow to the patient, and a processor to analyze the breathing pressure values, ambient pressure value, and oxygen flow rate values and to determine when a patient is inhaling.
Dynasthetics, Llc


06/16/16
20160166796 

System and detection of oxygen delivery failure


A method and apparatus to identify the source of oxygen delivery failure to a patient. The apparatus comprises a pressure sensor to detect a patient's breathing pressure and ambient pressure, an oxygen flow analyzer to measure oxygen flow to the patient, and a processor to analyze the breathing pressure values, ambient pressure value, and oxygen flow rate values.
Dynasthetics, Llc


06/16/16
20160166781 

Oxygen concentrating device, wound care apparatus, and treatment methods


A wound care device for delivering topical oxygen therapy, negative pressure wound therapy, and a low intensity vacuum therapy for treatment of a wound. The wound care device may include an oxygen supply mea, an oxygen consuming mea, a vacuum pump and motor, a pressure sensor, and a power supply and electronic controls.
Neogenix, Llc


06/16/16
20160166767 

Fluid line occlusion detection system and methods


The systems, methods and articles described herein are directed to at least one pressure sensor along a downstream fluid line which senses fluid pressure and assists an occlusion detection feature in determining the presence of occlusions in the downstream fluid line. In addition, the system can dynamically adapt the occlusion detection feature based on a delivery of fluid, such as a bolus, in order to prevent the system from creating a false alarm regarding an occlusion of the downstream fluid line..
Carefusion 303, Inc.


06/16/16
20160166742 

Quick-opening vent valve for phaco fluidics aspiration system


Apparatuses, systems, and methods are provided for rapid venting of vacuum to mitigate occlusion break surge within a phaco fluidics aspiration system. The aspiration system may utilize a positive displacement pump to generate flow and a vent valve to vent or moderate the pressure or vacuum level based on pressure sensor feedback detected within the eye and at the pump.
Novartis Ag




Pressure Sensor topics: Pressure Sensor, Blood Pressure, Refrigerant, Storage Device, Electric Vehicle, Electronic Cigarette, Integrated Circuit, Signal Processing, Hemodynamic, Blood Vessel, Temperature Measurement, Ion Channel, Carotid Arteries, Carotid Artery, Intracranial

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