Patent abstracts

Sensor Review

ISSN: 0260-2288

Article publication date: 26 January 2010


(2010), "Patent abstracts", Sensor Review, Vol. 30 No. 1.



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Patent abstracts

Article Type: Patent abstracts From: Sensor Review, Volume 30, Issue 1

Title: Microbe auto culturing system using nano-sensor

Applicant: Univ Fudan

Patent number: CN101307291

Publication date: November 19, 2008


The invention belongs to the nanotechnology and biomedicine technical field, and particularly relates to a microorganism automatic cultivation system adopting a nano-sensor. The system mainly comprises a specially designed culture flask, a nano-sensor detector and a device for control, display and record. A separation film in the culture flask separates culture solution from pure water or air, and only CO2 can pass through the separation film. After a specimen is inoculated, the culture flask can carry out automatic temperature regulation and shake culture, and, at the same time, can monitor the generation status of CO2 in the flask through detecting the potential difference between electrodes formed by a nano film or a nano wire (rod) array, a metal oxide nano wire (rod) array and a counter electrode arranged on the side of the pure water or air. An obtained signal is transmitted into a computer for analysis and is judged as a positive result once the signal exceeds a preset threshold value, and the computer can automatically give an alarm. The system which can replace the prior automatic cultivation system in current use can improve a positive detectable rate with high sensitivity and simple operation.

Title: Human body infrared positioning apparatus and method facing to wireless sensor network

Applicant: Univ Zhongshan

Patent number: CN101324662

Publication date: December 17, 2008


The invention relates to the human body target positioning and tracking field, in particular to a human body infrared detection and positioning device and a method based on a wireless sensor network. The device comprises a CPU, a radio frequency module, a sensor module, an address DIP switch, a serial port and a power supply, wherein, the sensor module comprises three pyroelectric infrared sensors. The method comprises the following steps: the method for re-dividing and coding of the visual fields of a plurality of ordinary Fresnel lenses and the method which is applicable to the cluster head dynamic selection of the wireless sensor network, etc. The device and the method can be widely applied in the indoor human body target positioning and the tracking, such as, the monitoring of whether the lifestyle habits of old solitary people are normal or not, the positioning and the tracking of an invaded target in the security, etc.

Title: System and method for monitoring greenhouse fine crops growing environment based on wireless sensor network

Applicant: Univ Hunan

Patent number: CN101303245

Publication date: November 12, 2008


The invention discloses a growing environment monitoring system for greenhouse plants based on a wireless sensor network, comprising a wireless sensor network, a wireless gateway and a console, wherein the wireless sensor network includes a wireless sensor node and a sink node which are located at a point to be tested, the wireless sensor node accesses the wireless gateway via the sink node, the wireless gateway is in two-way connection with the control platform connected with an information transceiver. Correspondingly, the invention also discloses a growing environment monitoring method for greenhouse plants based on a wireless sensor network. The invention is applicable for real-time overall monitoring on the greenhouse plants, and capable of performing timely countermeasures for the changes of the growing environment of the greenhouse plants.

Title: Multi-probe optical fiber biological sensor capable of detecting multiple biological substance attributes

Applicant: Shuai Chen

Patent number: CN201159717

Publication date: December 3, 2008


Disclosed is a multi-probe optical fiber biological sensor used for detecting a plurality of biological substance properties, comprising a detector, a light source, fiber bundles, an optical fiber probe, a sensing film and a shell; wherein, the detector and the light source are arranged in the shell; each fiber bundle includes a transmission optical fiber and a feedback optical fiber; the light source is connected with the transmission optical fiber; the detector is connected with the feedback optical fiber; the optical fiber probe is connected with the fiber bundle; the sensing film is fixed on the optical fiber probe through the covalent binding or the physical adsorption form; the fiber bundle is wrapped in a cable protective sleeve. The multi-probe optical fiber biological sensor can detect a plurality of properties of a biological substance in the detected sample simultaneously, simplify the detection operation and improve the detection efficiency greatly.

Title: Satellite remote sensor for typical fishery change and sea environment relationship

Applicant: Shanghai Bluegis Software Inc.

Patent number: CN101311673

Publication date: November 26, 2008


Based on the sea surface temperature data provided by a satellite ground station and satellite remote sensing chlorophyll data provided by NASA/GSFC/SeaWIFS, the invention studies the horizontal distribution features of sea surface temperatures, and the spatial distribution and temporal and spatial variations of sea-water chlorophyll of the South Yellow Sea area from April to June in 2006 by taking advantage of the algorithms of MCSST and the like, and a space visualization method of the isoline analysis of a remote sensing software Surfer while combining the natural environment features of the South Yellow Sea. The invention investigates and studies the distribution conditions of the catches of Scomberomorus sierra and pomfret, makes a quantitative study of the relations between the catches of the Scomberomorus sierra and the pomfret and ocean environment elements. The main research results provided by the invention include the suitable water temperatures for the Scomberomorus sierra and the pomfret and ranges of chlorophyll concentration as well as the correlation between the temperatures and the ranges.

Title: Semiconductor gas sensor for alcohol steam and expiration alcohol detection

Applicant: Zhengzhou Winsen Technology Co.

Patent number: CN101329293

Publication date: December 24, 2008


The invention relates to a semiconductor gas sensor used for alcohol steam and expiration alcohol detection. The semiconductor gas sensor adopts the raw materials as follows: SnO2, ZnO, La2O3, Al2O3, SiO2, MgO, CaO, Sb2O3, Pd/PdO/Pd and Pt/Pto/Pt to form the sensitive material by coprecipitation, mixing or solid-phase mixing. The invention also relates to a preparation method of the semiconductor gas sensor. The gas sensor of the invention has excellent sensitiveness and exactness to the alcohol steam or the expiration alcohol, is hardly disturbed or not disturbed by alkanes and has good selection on the alcohol; therefore, the semiconductor gas sensor and the preparation method thereof are especially suitable for the excessive drinking detection of industrial environment, high-risk operation people and locomotive drivers.

Title: Wireless sensor network apparatus for underwater information acquisition and implementing method thereof

Applicant: Microsystems Inst Ct of Jiaxin

Patent number: CN101324987

Publication date: December 17, 2008


The invention relates to the wireless sensor network application field, and particularly provides a wireless sensor network device and an implement method, which utilize a level transmitter, a tilting cape sensor and a temperature sensor to conduct underwater information acquisition. The device comprises a sensor unit, a control unit, a data exchange unit and a radio frequency unit. The implement method comprises an acquisition method of the output signals of the sensor, a conversion treatment method of data acquired, a control method of the sensor, a control method of lower power dissipation, a networking method of a device and a base station, a reported data method, a radio frequency awakening method and a communication method of wireless transmission. The wireless sensor network device utilizes the level transmitter, the tilting cape sensor and the temperature sensor to acquire water level, underwater topography, water temperature and other underground information; the corresponding conversion treatment is performed to the data acquired through the control unit, and to detect out the hydrographic information of the wireless sensor network device at the underground position on a real-time basis; and the data are transmitted to the base station through the communication method of wireless transmission to detect the hydrographic information. The wireless sensor network device adopts a self-organized wireless sensor network, and can be laid flexibly according to the practical situations when in use, and network quickly; and the wireless sensor network device has the advantages of simple arrangement and maintenance, safe operation, low-running cost, etc.