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A combined temperature and pressure sensing probe assembly for a flow measurement system comprising a body, a portion of which is adapted for insertion into fluid flowing in a confined conduit, such as a pipe. Within the body are separated plenums which are exposed respectively to high and low fluid pressures in the fl...
A method and device is disclosed permitting accurate, reproducible assay of alkali metal and alkaline earth metal contents of molten aluminum over an extended period of use. The sensor of the present invention uses as a reference electrode a calibrated quantity of a sodium-gallium or sodium-indium alloy in the form of ...
A multi-sensor system adaptively utilizes communications or data bus facilities for multi-sensor signal fusion. For each source of sensor signals, a local signal processor compares each signal against a pre-determined set of hypotheses, and generates a ranking value corresponding to each hypothesis. An adaptive interfa...
A pressure sensor element for mounting in a connecting element comprises an isolator body with a laterally projecting membrane. The laterally projecting membrane covering an opening of a passage through which the pressure present at the surface of the membrane is conveyed to a pressure transducer element by means of a ...
In an integrated optical arrangement, such as a photoelectric position measuring arrangement, a diffraction grid is scanned by light beam diffraction by a scanning unit having a laser. A light beam bundle emanating from the laser is split by the diffraction grid into two diffraction beam bundles, which are inserted int...
An electrostatic capacity-type stroke sensor is designed for measuring relative displacement between a cylindrical member and a rod member. The electrostatic capacity-type stroke sensor includes a conductive cylinder arranged coaxially to the cylindrical member and fixed to one of the cylindrical member and the rod mem...
A pulse oximeter sensor with a light source optimized for low oxygen saturation ranges and for maximizing the immunity to perturbation induced artifact. Preferably, a red and an infrared light source are used, with the red light source having a mean wavelength between 700-790 nm. The infrared light source can have a me...
An electrical signal transmitter intended for use in a motor vehicle is disclosed. The signal transmitter is provided with a magnetic sensor device for the detection of various positions of a movable vehicle part. To properly recognize a variety of positions, the movable part is connected with a correspondingly movable...
A pressure-measuring head for measuring the pressure of a fluid consists of a membrane-like diaphragm (6), which separates a pressure chamber (4) from a reference chamber (7), to which the pressure-sensitive elements, e.g., thick-film resistors or strain gauges, are applied. Under the effect of the pressure in the pres...
A capacitive position sensor has a scale (10), having hollow or raised topographical features, and a cursor (20) having an electrode array comprising at least two transmitting electrodes (21a, 21b) and at least one receiving electrode (21c) separated by shielding electrodes (21g). The coupling capacitances (Cac, Cbc) b...
A fiber optic displacement sensor includes a flexural disk assembly affixed to a mounting post that extends from a support base that is enclosed by a housing. Spiral wound optical fiber coils are mounted on opposite sides of the flexural disk with optical fiber leads extending from both the inner and outer diameters of...
A sensor for automatically triggering safety devices in motor vehicles has a housing a having a recess, a body arranged in the housing so as to serve as a seismic mass and to trigger a control signal when a predetermined threshold value is exceeded, a permanent magnet enclosed by a region of magnetically nonconductive ...
A non-volatile RAM device is disclosed which utilizes a plurality of ferromagnetic bits ( 6 ) each surrounded by a coil of a write line ( 13 ) for directing the remnant polarity thereof is disclosed. The direction of magnetic remnance in each bit ( 6 ) is dictated by the direction of a current induced into write line (...
A pressure sensor includes a vibrator having a diaphragm valve for detecting pressure. First and second circular piezoelectric bodies are located on a respective one of the two principal planes of the diaphragm valve. On one principal plane of the first piezoelectric body, a first circular electrode is located and a se...
A highly accurate sensor for monitoring the color density of various etchants in etchant regeneration systems is disclosed. The sensor comprises a Pyrex or equivalent tubular sensing chamber and a light cell housing surrounding a portion of the chamber. The chamber contains a rodlike extension extending into the interi...
A semiconductor pressure sensor of this invention is intended to provide a semiconductor pressure sensor having an excellent electrical isolation between the supporting means of the semiconductor pressure sensor and the semiconductor substrate, the semiconductor pressure sensor basically comprising a semiconductor subs...
A method is described comprising forming an insulating polycrystalline seed layer in a first chamber by reactively pulsed DC magnetron sputtering, then forming an insulating amorphous-like seed layer in a second chamber by reactively pulsed DC magnetron sputtering, then forming a conducting seed layer and a ferromagnet...
An NO x sensor is produced by sintering a plurality of columnar crystals of β-type Nb 2 O 5 . The average value M of aspect ratios b/a (wherein a represents a width and b represents a length) in the columnar crystals is set in a range of 2.11<M≦5. The NO x sensor has a high sensitivity to NO x via an enhancem...
A bottom spin valve sensor employs a seed layer for a nickel oxide (NiO) antiferromagnetic pinning layer for the purpose of increasing magnetoresistance of the sensor (dR/R). The spin valve sensor can be a simple spin valve or an antiparallel (AP) spin valve sensor. In the preferred embodiment the seed layer is tantalu...
An exhaust gas sensor has first and second sensor elements. Exhaust gas surroundings of the first sensor element are catalytically activated, so that an oxygen partial pressure which is in equilibrium will always be measured by the first sensor element, regardless of the conversion capability of a catalytic converter. ...