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Inventor:
Thoma; Paul E.
Address:
Cedarburg, WI
No. of patents:
10
Patents:












Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
6907391 Method for improving the energy absorbing characteristics of automobile components June 14, 2005
A method is disclosed for designing an energy-absorbing impact zone for a vehicle interior, including acquiring test data representative of an occupant, determining a force versus deflection curve for the vehicle impact zone, analyzing the force versus deflection curve, and utilizing
5419788 Extended life SMA actuator May 30, 1995
The present invention relates to a method for increasing the useful life of a shape memory alloy (SMA) actuator, wherein the SMA element contracts on heating and elongates on cooling under an applied stress and that property is used as an actuating technique. More specifically, the prese
5408381 Capacitance humidity sensor April 18, 1995
A capacitance humidity sensor according to the invention has a film core which is in contact with a pair of conductive layers bonded to opposite faces of the core. The core is made of a polyimide having a dielectric constant which varies substantially linearly with humidity and which
5372750 Electrically conductive screen printable compositions and method of making the same December 13, 1994
An electrically conductive composition useful, for example, in screen printing applications, includes a thermoplastic resin binder, electrically conductive particles and a solvent. The preferred composition includes a polysulfone thermoplastic resin, silver flakes or carbon black as the
5226979 Apparatus including a shape memory actuating element made from tubing and a means of heating July 13, 1993
The present invention relates to hollow elements prepared from alloys having shape memory characteristics and techniques for heating the elements to effect the martensite (or R-phase) to austenite transformation. In its most preferred embodiment, the invention relates to the use of s
5177662 Capacitance humidity sensor January 5, 1993
A capacitance humidity sensor according to the invention has a film core which is in contact with a pair of polymeric conductive layers bonded to opposite faces of the core. The core is made of a polymeric material having a dielectric constant which varies substantially linearly with
5176544 Shape memory actuator smart connector January 5, 1993
A pivotal electrical connector for connecting a shape memory alloy element in the form of a coil spring to a fixed member, the connector including a strip of electrically conductive material having a clip or a pair of legs for securing the connector to one of the coils of the element. A
5114504 High transformation temperature shape memory alloy May 19, 1992
A high temperature titanium-based shaped memory alloy contains from at least 0.1 at. % hafnium. Articles formed from the disclosed alloy have high transformation temperatures. The alloy of the invention can be successfully hot and cold worked to make articles such as springs and wire
5090246 Elastomer type low pressure sensor February 25, 1992
A capacitance elastomeric pressure sensor includes top and bottom mounting plates arranged to support a pair of electrode layers. The first electrode layer is supported on the upper surface of a dielectric disc held by an upper mounting plate. The second electrode layer is located beneat
5071064 Shape memory actuator smart connector December 10, 1991
A pivotal electrical connector for connecting a shape memory alloy element in the form of a coil spring to a fixed member, the connector including a strip of electrically conductive material having a clip or a pair of legs for securing the connector to one of the coils of the element. A










 
 
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