Patents Assigned to Omega Engineering, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20210091510
    Abstract: A connector to easily and correctly join an electrical component to a printed circuit board is provided. The connector comprises a generally C-shaped electrically conductive element that provides for connection alternatively to the positive and negative terminals of a device depending on the orientation of the connector. In this way, one connector is made that can be used to alternatively satisfy connection to both positive and negative terminals and thereby simplify the construction of the element. Because of the shapes of the ends of the connector, a device can only be plugged in one way. The connector can be made from a single sheet of electrically conductive material bent generally into a ā€œCā€ shape, with specific tabs and cuts made therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Publication date: March 25, 2021
    Applicant: Omega Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Leibig, Matthew Annen
  • Patent number: 9816889
    Abstract: A sensing system that provides an isolation diaphragm through which pressure is transmitted from a process fluid to a fill fluid contained within the sensing system's body is provided. In the system, fill fluid transfers pressure to semiconductor sensors that provide signals for both the differential pressure and the static pressure, thereby allowing for signal conditioning of the differential output to compensate for the effects of static pressure. The system's body provides a cavity for fill fluid behind each of the isolation diaphragms. At least one flat plate actuation diaphragm allows controlled movement of oil as the differential pressure of the isolation diaphragm increases. Fluid volumes are managed for thermal effects, passive thermal volume change; compensation is accomplish by offsetting the large coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of fill fluid by providing at least one insert whose coefficient of thermal expansion is smaller than the CTE of the system body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Omega Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Cyrus Grimes, Graham Tomblin
  • Patent number: 8545277
    Abstract: A terminal block includes a first end, a second end, a top surface and a bottom surface. A first connection socket is disposed on the top surface in proximity to the first end of the terminal block. A second connection socket is disposed on the top surface in proximity to the second end of the terminal block. A thermocouple connector is disposed on the top surface and is coupled to the first connection socket and the second connection socket. In one embodiment, the thermocouple connector is a miniature type SMP thermocouple connector. In one embodiment, a system of interconnected components employs the terminal blocks at a plurality of control points. A meter is selectively coupled to the terminal blocks for measuring, sensing and collecting at least one of data and information at the plurality of control points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: OMEGA Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Ondusko, Courtney Walsh
  • Publication number: 20120157009
    Abstract: A wireless transceiver includes a microprocessor for processing signals and communication circuitry coupled to the microprocessor. The communication circuitry includes input/output circuitry for receiving signals from a plurality of wireless devices over a wireless communication path, for providing the signals to the microprocessor, and for transmitting processed signals from the microprocessor to the plurality of wireless devices. The input/output circuitry of the transceiver includes a non-wireless connection coupling the wireless transceiver to a test and measurement device. The test and measurement device receives the processed signals from the microprocessor, processes the received signal and data and/or information encoded therein, and performs a predetermined response thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: OMEGA ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Milton B. Hollander, Michael A. Macchiarelli
  • Publication number: 20120071038
    Abstract: A terminal block includes a first end, a second end, a top surface and a bottom surface. A first connection socket is disposed on the top surface in proximity to the first end of the terminal block. A second connection socket is disposed on the top surface in proximity to the second end of the terminal block. A thermocouple connector is disposed on the top surface and is coupled to the first connection socket and the second connection socket. In one embodiment, the thermocouple connector is a miniature type SMP thermocouple connector. In one embodiment, a system of interconnected components employs the terminal blocks at a plurality of control points. A meter is selectively coupled to the terminal blocks for measuring, sensing and collecting at least one of data and information at the plurality of control points.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: OMEGA Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Russell Ondusko, Courtney Walsh
  • Patent number: 8085143
    Abstract: A wireless transceiver includes a microprocessor for processing signals and communication circuitry coupled to the microprocessor. The communication circuitry includes input/output circuitry for receiving signals from a plurality of wireless devices over a wireless communication path, for providing the signals to the microprocessor, and for transmitting processed signals from the microprocessor to the plurality of wireless devices. The input/output circuitry of the transceiver includes a non-wireless connection coupling the wireless transceiver to a test and measurement device. The test and measurement device receives the processed signals from the microprocessor, processes the received signal and data and/or information encoded therein, and performs a predetermined response thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignee: OMEGA Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Milton B. Hollander, Michael A. Macchiarelli
  • Publication number: 20110281201
    Abstract: An electrical circuit is presented that includes an anode conductor formed from a first wire and a cathode conductor formed from a second wire. The first wire and the second wire each comprised of a predetermined diameter. At least a portion of the predetermined diameter of the wires is compressed or extruded to provide an increased surface area. The conductors are disposed about an electrolyte material of an energy generating device, e.g., a fuel cell. The increased surface area of the leads increases a total collected energy of the fuel cell without increasing the conductor mass or tensile strength such that weight and other characteristics of the fuel cell are not adversely impacted as compared to conventional fuel cell arrangements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: OMEGA Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Milton B. Hollander, James J. Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20110264394
    Abstract: A measurement system includes a preexisting sensor, a transducer module installed in the pre-existing sensor including a memory storing information for identifying and operating the transducer, and a control device for communicating with the memory, the control device including a processor for automatically configuring the control device in response to data communicated from the memory and for collecting data from the pre-existing sensor. A method includes installing a transducer module into a preexisting sensor, and communicating between a memory of the transducer and a control device to automatically configure the control device in response to information for identifying and operating the transducer stored in the memory, and for collecting data from the pre-existing sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: OMEGA ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Milton B. Hollander, Michael A. Macchiarelli, JR.
  • Patent number: 7933731
    Abstract: A measurement system includes a preexisting sensor, a transducer module installed in the pre-existing sensor including a memory storing information for identifying and operating the transducer, and a control device for communicating with the memory, the control device including a processor for automatically configuring the control device in response to data communicated from the memory and for collecting data from the pre-existing sensor. A method includes installing a transducer module into a preexisting sensor, and communicating between a memory of the transducer and a control device to automatically configure the control device in response to information for identifying and operating the transducer stored in the memory, and for collecting data from the pre-existing sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Omega Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Milton B. Hollander, Michael A. Macchiarelli, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20100052657
    Abstract: A connector includes a connector body, a sensor mounted to the connector body, and a connector interface configured to connect to an external device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2009
    Publication date: March 4, 2010
    Applicant: OMEGA ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventor: Milton B. Hollander
  • Publication number: 20090217755
    Abstract: A measurement system includes a preexisting sensor, a transducer module installed in the pre-existing sensor including a memory storing information for identifying and operating the transducer, and a control device for communicating with the memory, the control device including a processor for automatically configuring the control device in response to data communicated from the memory and for collecting data from the pre-existing sensor. A method includes installing a transducer module into a preexisting sensor, and communicating between a memory of the transducer and a control device to automatically configure the control device in response to information for identifying and operating the transducer stored in the memory, and for collecting data from the pre-existing sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: OMEGA ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Milton B. Hollander, Michael A. Macchiarelli, JR.
  • Publication number: 20090222205
    Abstract: A data logger includes an enclosure, one or more sensors within the enclosure for recording environmental conditions, and a base surface treated to facilitate marking and located within a perimeter of an outer surface of the enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2008
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: OMEGA ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Milton B. Hollander, Michael A. Machiarelli
  • Publication number: 20090204403
    Abstract: An apparatus includes receiving circuitry for receiving a signal; and a speech module for converting the signal into speech.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2009
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: OMEGA ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Milton B. Hollander, Shahin Baghai, Feng Liu
  • Publication number: 20080154602
    Abstract: An apparatus includes receiving circuitry for receiving a signal; and a speech module for converting the signal into speech.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Applicant: OMEGA ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Milton Hollander, Shahin Baghai, Feng Lui
  • Patent number: 6883430
    Abstract: A unique packaging method is disclosed. The method advertises products related to a product shipped in a box and comprises obtaining a box, placing a product in the box, and identifying a particular product category associated with the product being shipped in the box. This may be followed by obtaining an elongated flexible planar member having a width and a length substantially greater than the width, the planar member having an upper surface and a lower surface. The flexible planar member is provided with a layer of adhesive material deposited on and covering a substantial portion of the lower surface to form a packaging tape. The tape is imprinted with indicia comprising visually perceivable information to provide a purchaser with information relating to various products within the particular product category by disposing the information on the upper surface of the tape. The box is sealed with the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: Omega Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Milton B. Hollander
  • Patent number: 6659639
    Abstract: Method and Apparatus are provided for visibly outlining the energy zone to be measured by a radiometer, the method comprises providing a laser sighting device on the radiometer adapted to emit more than two laser beams against a surface whose temperature is to be measured and positioning said laser beams about the energy zone to identify said energy zone. The apparatus comprises a laser sighting device adapted to emit more than two laser beams against the surface and means to position said laser beams about the energy zone and to identify said zone. A primary laser beam is passed through or over a beam splitter or a diffraction grating and formed into a plurality of secondary beams which produce on the target surface a pattern which identifies the zone investigated with the radiometer. Laser light may be directed axially to illuminate the central area of the zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Omega Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Milton Bernard Hollander, William Earl McKinley
  • Patent number: 6540398
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are provided for visibly outlining the energy zone to be measured by a radiometer. The method comprises the steps of providing a laser sighting device on the radiometer adapted to emit more than two laser beams against a surface whose temperature is to be measured and positioning said laser beams about the energy zone to outline said energy zone. The apparatus comprises a laser sighting device adapted to emit more than two laser beams against the surface and means to position said laser beams about the energy zone to outline said energy zone. The laser beams may be rotated about the periphery of the energy zone. In another embodiment, a pair of laser beams are projected on opposite sides of the energy zone. The laser beams may be further pulsed on and off in a synchronised manner so as to cause a series of intermittent lines to outline the energy zone. Such an embodiment improves the efficiency of the laser and results in brighter laser beams being projected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: Omega Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Milton Bernard Hollander, William Earl McKinley
  • Patent number: 6341891
    Abstract: Method and apparatus are provided for visibly outlining the energy zone to be measured by a radiometer. The method comprises the steps of providing a laser sighting device on the radiometer adapted to emit at least one laser beam against a surface whose temperature is to be measured and positioning said laser beam about the energy zone to visibly outline said energy zone. The apparatus comprises a laser sighting device adapted to emit at least one laser beam against the surface and means to position said laser beam about the energy zone to visibly outline said energy zone. The laser beam may be rotated about the periphery of the energy zone. In another embodiment, a pair of laser beams are projected on opposite sides of the energy zone. The laser beam may be further pulsed on and off in a synchronized manner so as to cause a series of intermittent lines to outline the energy zone. Such an embodiment improves the efficiency of the laser and results in a brighter laser beam being projected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Assignee: Omega Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Milton B. Hollander, W. Earl McKinley
  • Patent number: 6338503
    Abstract: A promotional display structure has a plurality of elongate strips of stiff but bendable material assembled in a pack with their obverse and reverse faces alternating in the pack, the first face having textual display including promotional matter and in some cases also cartoon matter, the second face having illustrative cartoon matter and in some cases also promotional matter, the pages of the pack being releasably connected at one end of their elongation, for example by gumming or other form of binding, and being readily detachable by hand from the remainder of the pack. One or more lines of weakness may be formed in the strips, for example by perforation or crimping, to facilitate folding of a part of the strip against the remainder of the strip, and a releasable fastening may be provided to retain that part in the folded condition. There are also provided a method of forming the promotional display structure, and a method of disassembly thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Omega Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Milton Bernard Hollander
  • Patent number: 6334631
    Abstract: A booklet for disseminating advertising and technical information has a number of pages secured in a bundle between front and back covers, the pages being secured to a binding formed between the front and back covers, the pages being individually releasable as a whole from the binding, or being weakened across their height dimension adjacent to the binding, so as to permit a major portion of the page to be separated leaving a stub secured to the binding, the pages being elongated and having on their front and back surfaces cartoon-displaying areas and material of an advertising technical nature, the cartoon-displaying areas being individually separable from the remainder of the page. The front cover, at least, may also include cartoon-displaying and advertising technical material. The bundle of pages may have cartoon-displaying material and advertising technical material arranged as to be presented alternately through the bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2002
    Assignee: Omega Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Milton Bernard Hollander