sensors (Total 33573 Patents Found)

The Intelligent Hypersensor Processing System (IHPS) is a system for the rapid detection of small, weak, or hidden objects, substances, or patterns embedded in complex backgrounds, providing fast adaptive processing for demixing and recognizing patterns or signatures in data provided by certain types of “hypersensors...
Mesoscopic magnetic field sensors which can detect weak magnetic fields (typically 0.05 Tesla) over areas as small as tens of thousands of square nanometers (e.g. 40 nm×400 nm). The combination of enhanced magneto-resistance in an inhomogeneous high mobility semiconductor, having special electrode arrangements, with t...
A conventional, high resolution camera pickup tube is employed to generate the luminance signal corresponding to the greater bandwidth luminance component of a composite video signal. At least one low resolution, solid state sensor is combined with the tube to generate the red, green and blue color signals correspondin...
A chimeric protein sensor including an optically active polypeptide linked to a responsive polypeptide, or responsive fragment thereof, which undergoes a change in response to a cell signaling event, wherein an optical property of the sensor is altered in response to the change in the responsive polypeptide, or respons...
An inertial system design approach that can sense and tolerate failures of individual single dimensional acceleration and/or rotation sensors with a minimal number of sensors. Sets of 4 single dimensional acceleration and/or rotation sensors can provide full 3 dimensional sensing in spite of a sensor malfunction or fai...
A dual function flow measurement apparatus is provided that combines the functionality of an apparatus that measures the speed of sound propagating through a fluid flowing within a pipe, and measures pressures disturbances (e.g. vortical disturbances or eddies) moving with a fluid to determine respective parameters of ...
A method for responding to a sensor event is provided, comprising the steps of: (a) recognizing and analyzing a sensor event, and declaring an alarm condition; (b) taking a picture, storing the picture, and transmitting the picture to a central server; (c) notifying subscribers with a message that can contain visual co...
This invention presents microstructures enhanced with nanopillars. The invention also provides ways for manufacturing nanopillar-enhanced microstructures. In some embodiments, the invention also provides methods of use for the nanopillar-enhanced microstructures....
A method and structure for a radio frequency identification (RFID) sensor that may be used to monitor various environmental conditions. The environmental condition measured depends on a sensor material used in the RFID sensor. The sensor material is selected based on a flux in electrical conductivity relative to its sa...
Articles and methods involving sensors and thin films suitable for use in sensors are generally provided. In some embodiments, the sensors may comprise a graphene oxide component and/or a thin film with a percolated structure. The sensors may have one or more advantageous properties, such as an appropriate value of res...
A soft robotic device with one or more sensors is described. The sensor may be embedded in the soft body of the soft robotic device, attached to the soft body of the soft robotic device, or otherwise linked to the soft body of the soft robotic device....
Physiological sensors may be utilized to obtain physiological data for a user. The sensor data may be utilized in predicting a user's outcome to a medical intervention using one or more models. The models may be automatically executed in response to receiving certain types and/or amount of data, such as data receiv...
An apparatus and method for improving functioning of at least a portion of a subject's nervous pathway system includes a garment or device worn or disposed on the subject; and at least one stimulator disposed on, in or within the garment or device capable of providing at least one corrective non-weight stimulus to ...
An adjustable fixing device for acoustic emission test sensors for rock damage testing, the device including: a fixing frame; installation bases operating to accommodate the acoustic emission test sensors, respectively; fixing assemblies operating to fix the acoustic emission test sensors in the installation bases; and...
An apparatus for tracking eye gaze includes a capacitive sensor array having a plurality of capacitive sensors. The capacitive sensor array is configured to detect eye movement based at least on a proximity of the plurality of capacitive sensors to a part of an eye of a user (e.g., a bulge in the cornea). A frame of th...
A method for modulating multiple-instruments and multiple-sensors using an electronic device. The electronic device controls an instrument to measure the working parameters of an object, and controls a sensor to detect the working temperature of the object. By comparing the working parameters against a predefined range...
A fluorescence based sensor system that provides improved signal-to-noise over prior systems is provided. The system includes a fluorescence based sensing medium that is contained a recessed cavity with reflective sides that allow for more uniform excitation of the fluorescence based sensing medium by the excitation li...
The invention relates to a method for applying extensometric sensors in railway tracks, in combination with electronic equipment and a post-processing of the signals and data obtained to measure the stresses on railway tracks and the like, as well as to measure contact forces between the wheel of the vehicle or train a...
A system for detecting and locating leaks includes a pipeline, strain sensors positioned on the external surface of the pipeline, acoustic pressure sensors positioned at intervals along the pipeline, local processors connected to the strain sensors and acoustic pressure sensors, and a central processor connected to the...
A vehicle assembly includes an electrically non-conductive fascia panel and an electrical conductor mounted to the fascia panel. The conductor capacitively couples to an electrically conductive object proximal to the fascia panel while the conductor is driven with an electrical charge such that capacitance of the condu...
A method for depositing a powder metal onto a surface of the substrate and a substrate with conductive elements provided on a surface of the substrate are disclosed. The conductive elements are formed by cold spray depositing at least one layer of powder metal onto the surface of the substrate to form at least one cond...
Devices and systems are provided in which one or more electrochemical sensors are integrated within a digital microfluidic device. According to one example embodiment, a two-electrode electrochemical sensor is integrated into a top or bottom plate of a digital microfluidic device, where the counter electrode is provide...
A pressure sensing system provides signals representative of a magnitude of pressure at a selected site. A sensor module includes a first transducer producing a first signal having an associated first response to pressure and strain applied to the sensor module and a second transducer producing a second signal having a...
Aspects of the invention provide dynamic range extension for CMOS image sensors for mobile applications. An embodiment of the invention may comprise setting for each pixel in a pixel array one of a plurality of integration times and one of a plurality of signal gains, wherein the settings may be used to generate corres...
In a high-performance interface circuit for micro-electromechanical (MEMS) inertial sensors, an excitation signal (used to detect capacitance variation) is used to control the value of an actuation signal bit stream to allow the dynamic range of both actuation and detection paths to be maximized and to prevent folding ...
A system for determining a life threatening condition of a human may include at least one mobility sensor couplable to a human body and configured to measure mobility parameters of said human body; at least one physiological sensor couplable to a human body and configured to measure physiological parameters of said hum...
Systems and methods for forming an electronic assembly are provided. A first inertial sensor having a first sense axis is attached to a bracket. A second inertial sensor having a second sense axis is attached to the bracket such that the second sense axis is substantially orthogonal to the first sense axis. The bracket...
This invention relates to devices and their applications which employ a resonant semiconductor member whose vibratory motion is coupled to the radiant energy cast onto a photovoltaic energy conversion device. It also relates to such devices whose vibratory behaviour is otherwise affected and which affect can be read op...
L'invention concerne des procédés consistant à identifier des propriétés d'une roche en temps réel pendant le forage. Un exemple d'un tel procédé consiste à connecter un sous-ensemble de capteurs de fond de trou (104) entre un trépan (101) et un train de tiges (117), à coupler de manière fonctio...
La présente invention concerne des procédés et un appareil pour tester des capteurs d'émission acoustique. Un exemple d'appareil selon l'invention comprend un dispositif de commande de processus, un capteur d'émission acoustique couplé au dispositif de commande de processus, le capteur d'émis...
A gas sensor has a gas-sensing component which changes color and/or conductivity on exposure to certain gases, which component comprises a (mono, di or tri) azatetrabenzoporphyrin. Certain (mono, di or tri) azatetrabenzoporphyrins containing a transition metal ion selected from chromium (III), vanadyl, manganese, cobal...
A digital integrator for sensors which takes a time varying current or charge flow signal and converts it into a proportional voltage varying signal. The voltage varying signal is then preferably passed through an active full wave rectification subcircuit to provide an absolute value of the time varying voltage signal....