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| Key switch and analog pressure detection system including the same|
A key switch is disclosed. The key switch includes an axis, a pressure sensor layer, an axis component, and a key cap.
| Fingerprint identification device and electronic device using same|
The present disclosure relates to a fingerprint identification device includes a pressure sensor array, a multiplexer, an addressing circuit, a signal processing circuit, a microcontroller and a memory. The multiplexer is connected to the pressure sensor array and the signal processing circuit.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
| Infusion pump with graphic user interface|
The present invention relates to an infusion pump (10) having a control unit (5) and a graphical user interface (3) functionally connected to the controller (5), wherein the control unit (5) is designed to receive at least two sensor signals (s1,s2) out of the following group of sensors: cassette presence sensor, door sensor, pressure sensor, air presence sensor, motor sensor, flow rate sensor, wherein the control unit (5) is designed to detect an error state based on the analysis of the at least two supplied sensor signals (s1,s2), wherein the control unit (5) is designed to associate a degree of severity out of at least two degrees of severities (a1,a3) based on the processing of the supplied sensor signals (s1,s2), and wherein the control unit (5) is designed to control a color of the display (1) of the graphical user interface (3) to be displayed, wherein a different color is associated with each degree of severity (a1,a3) as well as with a non-error state (a0).. .
| Techniques for simulated physical interaction between users via their mobile computing devices|
Computer-implemented techniques include receiving, at a first mobile computing device having one or more processors, a first input signal from a first set of pressure sensors associated with the first mobile computing device, the first input signal having been generated by the first set of pressure sensors in response to a first force applied by a first user. The techniques also include transmitting, from the first mobile computing device to a second mobile computing device, the first input signal, wherein receipt of the first input signal causes the second mobile computing device to generate and output a first output signal based on the first input signal, and wherein the output of the first output signal causes a first set of haptic actuators associated with the second mobile computing device to generate a second force to be felt by a second user..
| Pressure-type flow rate control device|
A pressure-type flow rate controller includes a body provided with a fluid passage which communicates a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, a control valve for pressure control fixed to the body to open and close the fluid passage, an orifice arranged in the course of the fluid passage on the downstream side of the control valve, and a pressure sensor fixed to the body to detect the internal pressure of the fluid passage between the control valve and the orifice, wherein the fluid passage comprises a first passage portion communicating the control valve and a pressure detection chamber provided on a pressure detection surface of the pressure sensor, and a second passage portion spaced away from the first passage portion and communicating the pressure detection chamber and the orifice.. .
| Cross-sensitivity-compensated biosensor|
Embodiments of the invention include a biosensor, such as an implantable biosensor, that includes a sensor material sensitive to at least one analyte in a pressure measurement chamber coupled to a pressure sensor. In embodiments of the invention, a pressure prevailing in the pressure measurement chamber may be determined by the pressure sensor.
Biotronik Se & Co. Kg
| Flexible pressure sensor using amorphous metal and flexible bimodal sensor for simultaneously sensing pressure and temperature|
Provided are a flexible pressure sensor using an amorphous metal and a flexible bimodal sensor for simultaneously sensing a pressure and a temperature. The sensors according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention include a conductive layer formed of the amorphous metal to have stretchable characteristics so that it may be used for an electronic skin.
Korea University Research And Business Foundation
| Multi-angle pressure sensor|
A pressure sensor able to value touch pressures at oblique angles includes a substrate base, a deformable substrate disposed on the substrate base, and a carbon nanometer layer disposed on the deformable substrate. A cover plate is disposed on the carbon nanometer layer, and two flexible power circuit boards electrically connect the carbon nanometer layer to the substrate base.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
| Pressure sensor|
A pressure sensor which detects variation in pressures, the pressure sensor including a cantilever which is bent according to a pressure difference between the inside and the outside of a cavity in a sensor main body, and an intra-lever gap which is formed on a proximal end portion of the cantilever. The proximal end portion is partitioned into a first support portion and a second support portion by an intra-lever gap in a second direction orthogonal to a first direction in which the proximal end portion and a distal end portion are connected to each other in plan view.
The University Of Tokyo
| Integrated pressure sensor with double measuring scale, pressure measuring device including the integrated pressure sensor, braking system, and measuring a pressure using the integrated pressure sensor|
A pressure sensor with double measuring scale includes: a flexible body designed to undergo deflection as a function of a the pressure; piezoresistive transducers for detecting the deflection; a first focusing region designed to concentrate, during a first operating condition, a first value of the pressure in a first portion of the flexible body so as to generate a deflection of the first portion of the flexible body; and a second focusing region designed to concentrate, during a second operating condition, a second value of said pressure in a second portion of the flexible body so as to generate a deflection of the second portion of the flexible body. The piezoresistive transducers correlate the deflection of the first portion of the flexible body to the first pressure value and the deflection of the second portion of the flexible body to the second pressure value..
Hvac vent control
An intelligent heating, venting, and air conditioning (hvac) vent includes a room temperature sensor, a duct air flow temperature sensor, and a duct pressure sensor. Data from the sensors in compared to a temperature setting to determine an optimal vent louver position.
Intake air sensor and sensing determining air filter performance, barometric pressure, and manifold pressure of a combustion engine
A sensor for sensing a differential pressure across an air filter in a motor vehicle. The sensor includes a sensor body having a first air passageway communicating with an atmosphere and a second air passageway communicating with an interior cavity of a manifold of a combustion engine.
Amphenol Thermometrics, Inc.
Abnormality diagnosis apparatus and abnormality diagnosis internal combustion engine system
An object is to provide a starting diagnosis apparatus for an internal combustion engine system, capable of diagnosing an abnormal location of an internal combustion engine system. The starting diagnosis apparatus includes: a pressure sensor 35 which measures a cylinder pressure for each of the cylinders; a starting confirming unit 91 which confirms whether the internal combustion engine system fails to start; a cylinder-pressure increase confirming unit 92 which confirms an increase of the cylinder pressure for each of the plurality of cylinders, on the basis of a pressure measurement result of the pressure sensor 35, if the starting confirming unit 91 confirms a failure; a normal-cylinder confirming unit 93 which confirms whether the cylinder for which the increase of the cylinder pressure is confirmed by the cylinder-pressure increase confirming unit 92 is a normal cylinder; and a diagnosing unit 96 which diagnoses an abnormal location of the internal combustion engine system on the basis of confirmation results of the cylinder-pressure increase confirming unit 92 and the normal-cylinder confirming unit 93..
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Electromagnetic telemetry system with compensation for drilling fluid characteristics
A downhole apparatus for measuring drilling fluid characteristics. The downhole apparatus may comprise one or more sensors located within a housing.
Evolution Engineering Inc.
Drilling machine with optimized tool unloading system
A drilling machine includes a drilling tool, a rotary, a main engine that actuates a high-pressure pump, a hydraulic motor, with variable cylinder capacity, actuated by the high-pressure pump and connected to the rotary, at least one pressure sensor disposed in a discharge pipe wherein the fluid flows from the high-pressure pump to the hydraulic motor, and an adjustment valve disposed in a discharge pipe wherein the fluid flows from a low-pressure circuit to the hydraulic motor in order to adjust the cylinder capacity of the hydraulic motor according to the pressure measured by the pressure sensor when the tool is unloaded.. .
Hpm - Hydraulic Performance Machines Srl
Packaged sensor assembly
A packaged sensor assembly includes: a packaging structure, having at least one opening; a humidity sensor and a pressure sensor, which are housed inside the packaging structure and communicate fluidically with the outside through the opening, and a control circuit, operatively coupled to the humidity sensor and to the pressure sensor; wherein the humidity sensor and the control circuit are integrated in a first chip, and the pressure sensor is integrated in a second chip distinct from the first chip and bonded to the first chip.. .
Method for manufacturing resistive element, manufacturing pressure sensor element, pressure sensor element, pressure sensor, altimeter, electronic apparatus, and moving object
A method for manufacturing a resistive element includes: preparing a substrate including an n-type silicon layer; doping the silicon layer with an impurity to thereby form a resistive region; heat-treating the resistive region by any of rapid thermal annealing, flash lamp annealing, and excimer laser annealing; and epitaxially growing silicon on the resistive region to thereby form a covering layer.. .
Seiko Epson Corporation
Vehicle control device
A vehicle control device which is applicable to a vehicle brake device, controls the pressure increasing control valve and the pressure decreasing control valve so that an actual servo pressure detected by the servo pressure sensor becomes a target servo pressure and sets a control dead zone in which a control of the pressure increasing control valve and the pressure decreasing control valve is prohibited to be an area which has a first predetermined width from the target servo pressure when a normal braking operation is performed and sets the control dead zone to be an area which has a second predetermined width, wider than the first predetermined width when the brake actuator executes the braking control which accompanies a brake fluid pumping back control, wherein the brake fluid supplied to the wheel cylinder is returned to the master cylinder by pumping back operation of the built-in pump.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
Pressure sensor, mechanical arm and robot with same
A pressure sensor includes a base, a plurality of magneto-dependent sensors coupled to a face of the base, a deformable layer and a magnetic layer. The deformable layer is coupled to the plurality of magneto-dependent sensors.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
Two component proportioner
In one embodiment, a plural component dispensing system includes a first pump, a second pump, a first electric motor, a second electric motor, a first pressure sensor, a second pressure sensor, a first controller, a second controller, and a sprayer. The first pump discharges a first component.
Graco Minnesota Inc.
Palpation assisting apparatus, palpation assisting system, and palpation assisting method
A palpation assisting apparatus includes a synchronization controller configured to synchronize a timing of acquiring pressure data output from a pressure sensor attached to a position in contact with a lesion part with a timing of acquiring positional information of a marker attached to a position corresponding to the pressure sensor, and an entering part configured to store, in a storage part, the pressure data and the positional information of the marker that are acquired at the synchronized timing in association with time information indicating a time at which the pressure data and the positional information are acquired.. .
System and real-time personnel fatigue level monitoring
The present invention relates to analyzing fatigue level of users by transmitting pressure data from user's shoes wirelessly for real-time monitoring. Athletes for in body-contact games such as football, are often suddenly forced out of games due to injuries as it is often difficult to ascertain the nature of the injury on the field.
Remote hi-hat mouth controller
A wireless hi-hat cymbal controller is activated by a user's biting action. The controller includes a pressure sensor located in a mouthpiece and operably coupled to a wireless transceiver.
Dispensing device and dispensing method
In order to increase the accuracy of dispensing liquid from a sealed liquid holding container without increasing device complexity, pressures inside and outside the sealed liquid holding container are measured with a pressure sensor connected to a dispensing probe, and the amount of discharge operation of a pump is corrected in accordance with the measured pressures. The amount of operation of the pump is corrected by calculating the amount of deformation of a dispensing flow passageway due to pressure change..
Hitachi High-technologies Corporation
Pressure transducer and operating the pressure transducer
A method for operating a pressure transducer which transducer includes a pressure sensor having a measurement membrane and a base body, between which a cavity is enclosed with a reference pressure, wherein utilizing a control and calculation unit in a pressure measuring mode, the capacitance of a measuring capacitor and a reference capacitor are determined, and a measured value of the media pressure is calculated as a function thereof, where during a diagnostics mode, the capacitance is determined and evaluated for a diagnostics capacitor formed by one measuring capacitor electrode and one reference capacitor electrode arranged on the same surface such that changes in the relative humidity in the cavity and/or process medium penetrating through a tear can be detected with via the diagnostic capacitor, and a warning signal regarding an impending malfunction can thus be generated and output to a service device in a timely manner.. .
Electro-mechanical miniaturized device for pressure measurements
An electro-mechanical miniaturized device 1 for pressure measurements is described, the device comprising at least one first electro-mechanical miniaturized pressure sensor member 11, configured to detect a respective first pressure value p1 and to generate a first electrical signal s1 representative of the first pressure value p1, and further comprising at least one second electro-mechanical miniaturized pressure sensor member 12, configured to detect a respective second pressure value p2 and to generate a second electrical signal s2 representative of said second pressure value p2. The second sensor member 12 is arranged within a casing 13 suitable to seal it.
Nanotech Analysis S.r.l.s.
Method of manufacturing pressure sensor and pressure sensor
A method of manufacturing a pressure sensor including a tubular housing having a lid-shaped support plate formed at one end of the housing, a diaphragm, a piezoelectric element for outputting an electrical signal corresponding to pressure received by the diaphragm, and a rod-shaped transmission section for transmitting the pressure to the piezoelectric element. The method includes the steps of accommodating the piezoelectric element into the housing, and fixing the transmission section to the housing through the diaphragm in a state in which a predetermined preload is applied to the piezoelectric element in an axial direction of the housing by pressing the piezoelectric element against the support plate by the transmission section..
Ngk Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
Micromechanical pressure sensor device and corresponding manufacturing method
A micromechanical pressure sensor device and a corresponding manufacturing method. The micromechanical pressure sensor device includes an asic wafer, a rewiring system, formed on the front side, which includes a plurality of strip conductor levels and insulating layers situated in between, a structured insulating layer formed above an uppermost strip conductor level, a micromechanical functional layer formed on the insulating layer and which includes a diaphragm area, which may be acted on by pressure, above a recess in the insulating layer as a first pressure detection electrode, and a second pressure detection electrode on the uppermost strip conductor level, formed in the recess at a distance from the diaphragm area and is electrically insulated from the diaphragm area.
Robert Bosch Gmbh
System for estimating a displacement of a pump
A system for determining an estimated displacement of a variable displacement hydraulic pump includes a control cylinder associated with the swash plate of the variable displacement hydraulic pump to control the angle of inclination of the swash plate and a valve that controls the flow of hydraulic fluid to the control cylinder and has a position that defines an effective area of an opening of the valve. A pressure sensor generates pressure signals indicative of an output pressure from the variable displacement hydraulic pump.
Control system for diagnosing a malfunctioning of a pressure sensor included in an aftertreatment system of an internal combustion engine
A system and method is disclosed for diagnosing a malfunctioning of a pressure sensor in an aftertreatment system of an internal combustion engine. A first value of a differential pressure across the particulate filter is measured during the identified fuel cut-off state of the internal combustion engine.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
Fuel delivery system
A fuel delivery system for an engine is provided. The fuel delivery system includes a tank, a temperature sensor, a pressure sensor, a delivery conduit, a return conduit, a heat exchanger, a first valve, a second valve, and a controller.
Monitoring hydrocarbon fluid flow
A christmas tree assembly for a subsea hydrocarbon extraction facility, the christmas tree assembly includes a fluid pipeline and a sensor assembly comprising a plurality of sensors configured to monitor a plurality of properties relating to hydrocarbon fluid flow through the fluid pipeline. The sensor assembly includes a differential pressure sensor that is disposed at one or more of across a choke, around a bend or restriction in the pipeline or a dedicated flow restrictor integrated within the pipeline, and a bulk density sensor that is disposed in one or more of a blind t, before or after a choke or in an upwards section of the flow pipeline..
Vetco Gray Controls Limited
Pressure sensor package with stress isolation features
A sensor package includes a manifold and a mems die. The manifold includes a cylindrical body, a flange, and a mounting surface.
Rosemount Aerospace Inc.
Marine propulsion device
A marine propulsion device includes an engine, a cylinder cooling pathway through which a cooling water passes, a water pump, an electromagnetic valve, a water pressure sensor, a water temperature sensor, and a controller. The engine includes a cylinder.
Yamaha Hatsudoki Kabushiki Kaisha
Compliance monitoring module for a breath-actuated inhaler
A compliance monitoring module for a breath-actuated inhaler comprising: a miniature pressure sensor, a sensor port of said sensor being pneumatically coupled to a flow channel through which a user can inhale; a processor configured to: receive a signal originating from a dosing mechanism of the inhaler indicating that medication has been released; receive data from a sensing element of the sensor; and based on said signal from said dosing mechanism and said data from said sensing element, make a determination that inhalation of a breath containing medication through said flow channel complies with one or more predetermined requirements for successful dosing; and a transmitter configured to, responsive to said determination, issue a dosing report. .
Norton (waterford) Limited
Method for operating fuel cell system
A method for operating a fuel cell system includes detecting a pressure in a fuel supply path located downstream of a pressure reducing valve using a pressure sensor. Whether or not the pressure detected by the pressure sensor exceeds a predetermined threshold pressure is determined.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Pressure sensor, pressure detector and touch input device including the same
A pressure sensor may be provided that includes: an electrode; a drive unit which applies a drive signal to the electrode; a sensing unit which receives, through the electrode, a reception signal including information on a capacitance which is between the electrode and a reference potential layer and is changed according to a relative distance between the electrode and the reference potential layer spaced from the electrode; and a first impedance between the drive unit and the electrode, and a second impedance between the sensing unit and the electrode.. .
Wearable device touch detection
The description relates to smart rings. One example can include a finger band configured to accommodate a user's finger.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc
A mobile device according to one of a plurality of aspects comprises an atmospheric pressure sensor configured to measure a value of atmospheric pressure, a touch screen, and at least one controller configured to conjecture that the mobile device is immersed in water when the value of the atmospheric pressure satisfies a condition. The at least one controller is configured to conjecture whether the mobile device that has been immersed in water is out of the water on the basis of a detection result obtained by the touch screen.
A pressure sensor includes: a first substrate having first and second diaphragms on one surface provided by first and second recesses on another surface; first and second detecting elements on the first and second diaphragms; a second substrate providing a first reference pressure chamber with the one surface of the first substrate; a third substrate providing a second reference pressure chamber sealing the second recess; and a calculator calculating an offset by a difference between reference and inspection signals and detecting the pressure of the measurement medium by a difference between the detection signal and the offset value. The first detecting element outputs the detection or inspection signal according to pressure difference between the first reference pressure and reference medium pressure or measurement medium pressure in the first recess.
Pressure sensor for recording a pressure of a fluid medium
A pressure sensor for recording a pressure of a fluid medium in a measuring cell. The pressure sensor includes a sensor housing, at least one first pressure sensor element for measuring a pressure of the medium, and a drive and/or evaluation circuit for outputting a signal indicative of a pressure acting on the first pressure sensor element.
Robert Bosch Gmbh
Fuel injection control apparatus
A fuel injection control apparatus is provided with a first valve opening timing determination portion that determines a first valve opening timing on the basis of a collision signal that is included in detected signals of an in-cylinder pressure sensor and indicates a collision between a movable core and a valve element and a second valve opening timing determination portion that determines a second valve opening timing on the basis of another collision signal that is included in the detected signals and indicates a collision between the movable core and a stationary core.. .
Combustion status detection device for internal combustion engine
A reciprocating internal combustion engine includes an in-cylinder pressure sensor and a crank angle sensor. Data of calculated heat release amount in synchronization with crank angle is calculated using in-cylinder pressure after absolute pressure correction.
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
System and methodology for determining forces acting on components
A technique facilitates measurement of forces resulting from a variety of loads, stresses, temperatures, or other sources. In an embodiment, the system comprises a load cell constructed with channels extending into a component which may be subjected to forces.
Schlumberger Technology Corporation
Pressure reference assemblies for body fluid drainage systems and associated methods
Drainage systems for excess body fluids and associated methods are disclosed herein. A drainage system in accordance with an embodiment of the present technology can include, for example, a drainage catheter, a first reference line, a second reference line, and a pressure sensor assembly.
Aqueduct Neurosciences, Inc.
Fiber bragg grating-based pressure transducer catheter
A fiber optic pressure-based transducer catheter is capable of measuring pressure and temperature in the environment in which it is deployed. The pressure sensor embedded in the distal end of the catheter can be realized via optical fiber bragg grating (fbg) technology..
System for flushing a pericardial cavity
The invention provides a flushing system (1) configured to flush the pericardial cavity (pc) of a patient, wherein the system comprises: an infusion liquid outlet (4) to connect a first tube(20) having an infusion liquid lumen to guide a flow of infusion liquid from the system to the pericardial cavity, and an effusion liquid inlet (6) to connect to a second tube (21) having an effusion liquid lumen to guide the effusion liquid flow from the pericardial cavity to the system, a flow rate control system to control the flow rate of the infusion liquid flow at the infusion liquid outlet (4) on the basis of multiple sensor signals, wherein the flow rate control system comprises: a control unit (5) to provide a control signal on the basis of the sensor signals, and a pump device (3) to pump infusion liquid to the infusion liquid outlet (4) at an infusion liquid flow rate, wherein the infusion liquid flow rate is adjustable by the control signal of the control unit (5) and wherein the sensor signals registered by the control unit (5) comprise: an infusion liquid signal representative for the infusion liquid flow to the pericardial cavity, an effusion liquid signal representative for the effusion liquid flow rate from the pericardial cavity, a blood volume signal generated by a hematocrit sensor (12) representative for a blood loss flow rate in the effusion liquid from the pericardial cavity, and a pressure control signal representative for the pressure in the pericardial cavity generated by a pressure sensor positioned inside or in connection with the first tube (20), the second tube (21) or the pericardial cavity. The invention also provides a method of monitoring the blood loss volume or flow rate from the pericardium based on multiple sensor signals as well as, a method of treatment of postoperative cardiac patients in order to reduce the risk of cardiac tamponade, reduce post-operative blood loss and reduce the accumulation of blood and clots in the pericardial cavity, wherein the pericardial cavity of the patient is flushed with a flushing system according to the invention..
Academisch Medisch Centrum
Circulating system for in-body-cavity liquid perfusion and controlling same
This system for in-body-cavity liquid perfusion of a circulating type which circulates a liquid such as an isotonic solution perfused within the body cavity, suppresses an excessive increase in internal pressure that would lead to breakage of a hollow fiber membrane module. A drain valve is connected to a drain port of the hollow fiber membrane module.
Nikkiso Co., Ltd.
Prosthetic device with socket pressure monitoring capability and making custom prosthetics
A prosthetic device adapted to be worn on a lower limb of a patient is provided. The prosthetic device includes a socket having an inner surface of which contacts the limb of the patient when the prosthetic device is worn by the patient.
Foot Innovations, Llc
Device, measurement of pressures in the urinary tract
A catheter for measuring pressure in the urinary tract of a patient includes a catheter body having a proximal and distal end. A plurality of lumens is formed in the catheter body, and an adaptor is coupled to the proximal end of the catheter body.
Incube Labs, Llc
Compartment syndrome monitoring systems and methods
Embodiments of a compartment monitor that can be implanted and left in situ to continuously (or semi-continuously) measure compartment pressures are presented. An exemplary monitor includes a pressure sensor adapted to be implanted in a compartment, a transmitter external to the compartment and coupled to the pressure sensor, and a receiver in communication with the transmitter to receive and process pressure data received from the transmitter.
Tci3 - Pressure Applications, Llc
Ophthalmological negative-pressure device and patient interface
The invention relates to a negative-pressure device (1) for affixing a patient interface (2) with a negative-pressure cavity (20) onto a patient eye. The negative-pressure device (1) comprises a negative-pressure generator (10) and a pressure sensor (11) with a device-side pressure sensor interface (14) for coupling the pressure sensor (11) to the negative-pressure cavity in a manner fluidically separate from the negative-pressure interface (13).
Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems Ag
Aerosol delivery device and methods of formation thereof
The present disclosure relates to an aerosol delivery device including a shell that is divided into a first half and a second half along a longitudinal axis thereof. One or more batteries may be positioned within the shell along with a battery lead that provides an electrical connection to battery terminals.
R.j. Reynolds Tobacco Company