Vibration Sensor

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NEW Systems and methods for monitoring gearbox health by vibration
May 25, 2017 - N°20170145852

A method of monitoring engine health is provided. The method may include the step of monitoring a vibration of a gearbox using a vibration sensor to detect a primary amplitude at a primary mesh frequency and a sideband amplitude at a sideband frequency. The method may further include calculating a ratio of the primary amplitude to the sideband amplitude, and ...
Firearm mounted firing alarm system
May 11, 2017 - N°20170132895

A firearm mounted firing alert system for generating and transmitting alerts upon the discharge of a firearm to which it is attached. The firearm mounted firing alert system includes a device housing which includes an adhesive surface, a lighting element, a sensor set, a microcontroller, and a power source. The sensor set may embody a contact sensor for generating a ...
System and method for generating an alert based on noise
Sigh, Llc
May 04, 2017 - N°20170124847

A noise detector, a method of detecting noise and an analysis/alert engine. In one embodiment, the noise detector includes: (1) a vibration sensor configured to derive a raw signal from noise proximate the noise detector and (2) a noise score generator having a processor and memory, coupled to the vibration sensor and configured to generate a noise score from the raw ...
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Detection of process abnormalities in a media processing system
Kodak Alaris Inc.
April 27, 2017 - N°20170118356

Sheet media jams are detected along a media transport path by one or more vibration sensors that capture mechanical movements of components along the path that interact with the sheet media for driving or guiding the sheet media along the transport path. The detected vibrations during the advancing of the sheets are analyzed for distinguishing between detected vibrations associated with ...
Detection of process abnormalities in a media processing system
Kodak Alaris Inc.
April 27, 2017 - N°20170113891

Sheet media jams are detected along a media transport path by one or more vibration sensors that capture mechanical movements of components along the path that interact with the sheet media for driving or guiding the sheet media along the transport path. The detected vibrations during the advancing of the sheets are analyzed for distinguishing between detected vibrations associated with ...
Machine component diagnosis system and server thereof
Ntn Corporation
April 20, 2017 - N°20170108407

A machine component diagnosis system that has high convenience and performing highly accurate malfunction diagnosis. This system includes: an information terminal, a server connected to the information terminal via a communication line network; a vibration sensor that measures vibration of a diagnosis subject; and an additional sensor that measures one characteristic of the diagnosis subject. The additional sensor includes a ...
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Enhanced power transmission tower condition monitoring system for overhead power systems
Micatu Inc.
April 13, 2017 - N°20170102234

A power transmission tower condition monitoring system includes a plurality of sensors configured to be positioned at a plurality of separate locations on the power transmission tower. The plurality of sensors includes at least one tilt sensor, at least one shock sensor, and at least one vibration sensor. One or more detectors are configured to receive intensity value data from ...
Bone-conductive arousal induction apparatus
Micatu Inc.
March 30, 2017 - N°20170087050

The present invention provides an apparatus and methods to deliver audible acoustic sound to the brain through bone conduction and to terminate snoring and sleep apnea. The apparatus comprises a control module and a device that measures signs of the snoring and the sleep apnea and generates the audible acoustic sound to arouse a subject. The device is reversibly attachable ...
Control area network machine diagostic
Micatu Inc.
March 09, 2017 - N°20170067860

A method of monitoring and balancing rotary machinery utilizing bus-based smart vibration sensors with dedicated tachometer signals fed, via a wire or wirelessly, to each bus-based smart vibration sensor.
Vibration sensor of magnetic type
Micatu Inc.
March 09, 2017 - N°20170067775

A vibration sensor having at least one magnet and at least one coil, a first leg having a first and second mounting positions, and a second leg having first and second mounting positions, wherein a coil unit having a coil is arranged at the first mounting position of the first leg, and wherein a permanent magnet holder with a magnet ...
Touch sensitive device with multi-sensor stream synchronized data
Qeexo, Co.
March 02, 2017 - N°20170060279

Touch sensitive devices having sensor systems and sensor systems for use with touch sensitive devices are provided. A vibration sensor senses vibrations and a touch sensor senses contact with an object. Vibration data representing sensed vibration is stored in a sensor data memory and touch data indicative of contact between the object and the touch sensitive surface is stored in ...
Electronic target system and hit detection method
Qeexo, Co.
March 02, 2017 - N°20170059285

Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide an electronic target system and a hit detection method. In certain embodiments, the electronic target system includes a target having a plurality of distinct sectors, each having a measurable capacitance, and a controller configured to determine the capacitance and the change in capacitance of each sector. The controller generally monitors the capacitance and ...
Display apparatus for vehicle
Hyundai Motor Company
February 23, 2017 - N°20170052608

A display apparatus for a vehicle includes a screen on which an image is displayed. A projector projects the image to the screen, and a knob is rotatably disposed at one side of the screen. A vibration sensor senses a vibration and outputs a vibration signal. A controller determines a rotational direction and a rotational amount of the knob based ...
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Vibration sensor assembly for prognostic and diagnostic health assessment of a power circuit breaker's power ...
Eaton Corporation
February 16, 2017 - N°20170045481

A component monitoring system structured to monitor circuit breaker assembly component characteristics is provided. The component monitoring system includes a record assembly, a number of vibration sensor assemblies, a comparison assembly, and an output assembly. The record assembly includes selected nominal data for a selected circuit breaker component. The vibration sensor assembly is structured to measure a number of actual ...
Golf-swing monitoring system
Shot Scope Technologies Limited
February 16, 2017 - N°20170043228

A system for automatically gathering information on a performance of an action involving an object being hit or struck, the system comprising at least one object contact sensor for detecting a contact with the object. Preferably one or more of the at least one object contact sensors comprises a shock and/or vibration sensor such as an accelerometer, and/or ...
Machine toolpath compensation using vibration sensing
General Electric Company
February 09, 2017 - N°20170038760

A method for machining a workpiece using a programmable, numerically controlled machining system by calculating or retrieving a compensated toolpath based on comparing contact position from monitoring a vibration signal from a vibration sensor during probing of workpiece with rotating tool during relative motion therebetween. Contact position is compared to position from predetermined toolpath and wherein the predetermined toolpath extends ...
A device for measuring the frequency of vibrations on a tight drive belt and a ...
General Electric Company
February 09, 2017 - N°20170038245

Device (1) for manually measuring the frequency of vibrations on a tight drive belt (6, 6′, 6″), comprising a doppler radar module (3) which uses a transmit antenna (4) for emitting a transmit beam (8) onto a vibrating surface of the drive belt (6, 6′, 6″) as well as a receive antenna (5) for receiving the receive beam (9) reflected by the surface and evaluates the receive beam (9) ...
Fluid-flow monitor
Leeo, Inc.
February 09, 2017 - N°20170038233

An electronic device that monitors flow of a fluid in a vessel (such as a pipe) is described. This electronic device may be mounted on an exterior of the vessel using a mounting mechanism. For example, the mounting mechanism may be attached to the vessel using a clamp, and an impedance-matching material may provide mechanical coupling to the vessel. Moreover, ...
Musical strum and percussion controller
Leeo, Inc.
February 02, 2017 - N°20170032775

A controller for musical instrument models is presented, comprising acoustic elements with embedded vibration sensors that the user actuates for example by plucking, strumming, or striking the elements. A vibration sensor attached to each acoustic element is used to generate an excitation signal for musical instrument models. A note input interface can be included so that note input such as ...
Method for determining mechanical properties of a material
Schlumberger Technology Corporation
February 02, 2017 - N°20170030814

A tool having at least one vibration sensor and at least one standoff is disposed in a contact with a material and the at least one standoff of the tool is pushed into the material. Vibration is excited by the at least one vibration source and at least one coupling frequency of the tool is measured by the at least ...
Respiratory therapy systems, sensors arrangements and methods
Smiths Medical International Limited
January 26, 2017 - N°20170020776

A respiratory therapy system includes a vibratory expiratory therapy device through which the patient exhales to set up vibrations within the chest. An array of piezoelectric vibration sensors is mounted on the patient's chest and supplies vibration outputs to a processor, which in turn provides an output to a display indicative of impedance of different regions of the chest.