Patents Examined by Lisa M. Caputo
  • Patent number: 11408858
    Abstract: A system includes: an acoustic exciter; a compliant material applied to the acoustic exciter to configure the acoustic exciter for triggering acoustic excitation of at least part of a substrate; a sensor configured to receive an acoustic response of the acoustic excitation; and circuitry configured to determine at least one characteristic of the substrate using the acoustic response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Brigham Young University
    Inventors: Brian A. Mazzeo, William Spencer Guthrie
  • Patent number: 11408910
    Abstract: An accelerator position detection device includes a handlebar grip that is turnable in a normal rotation direction and in a reverse rotation direction from a neutral position and is energized to the neutral position when no operation is applied; accelerator position sensors that output voltage according to an angle of the handlebar grip and that include a first sensor and a second sensor; and a detector that detects an angle for control for controlling a vehicle on the basis of the angle of the handlebar grip according to output from the accelerator position sensors. The detector detects an angle as a positive value on the basis of a first voltage when the first voltage in a rising range is output, and the detector detects an angle as a negative value on the basis of a second voltage when a first initial value not located in the rising range is output.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Akiyoshi, Yutaka Sonoda, Takashi Tetsuka, Yutaka Kikuchi, Takuya Osanai, Shinji Misawa, Kazuhiko Ono
  • Patent number: 11408841
    Abstract: A thermal conductivity measuring device includes a sample container that has a plurality of storage sections; a drive unit that is configured to move the plurality of storage sections of the sample container; and a radiation thermometer that is configured to measure the temperature of a predetermined position of the sample container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventor: Yohei Fujikawa
  • Patent number: 11408780
    Abstract: A thermal sensor and a method of making a thermal sensor is disclosed. The thermal sensor includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a composition between the first and second electrodes. The composition includes solid particles of a state-changing material that transitions at a threshold temperature between solid and liquid states having different electrical conductivities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: KIDDE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Terry Simpson, Daniel James Galway
  • Patent number: 11402245
    Abstract: An air data probe with a corrosion protection coating system includes a body with an external and an internal surface and a uniform, pinhole-free first protection layer applied by atomic layer deposition (ALD) to reduce corrosion of the body, including corrosion initiated by sulfur and nitrogen compounds. The air data probe further includes a second protection layer, covering the first protection layer over the external surfaces of the body to protect the air data probe from foreign object impact damage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Rosemount Aerospace Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Poteet, Blair A Smith
  • Patent number: 11402277
    Abstract: The invention discloses a temperature measuring device adopting a plurality of infrared sensors and its method. The temperature measuring device consists of a housing, a main control circuit board unit set in the housing, a power supply unit and an infrared sensor set at the head of the housing, wherein the main control circuit board unit is a main control circuit board, and a main control Microcontroller Unit, a signal acquisition circuit, a display screen, a power supply and a control key integrated in the main control circuit board. The method is to calculate and output the accurate target temperature through infrared sensors combined with Microcontroller Unit, at the same time, it can effectively identify such as abnormality of measurement area, abnormality of user measurement method and so as to improve the effectiveness of measurement results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Cao Liang
  • Patent number: 11400792
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an interior temperature sensor for a vehicle. The sensor includes a sensor casing disposed to expose a sensing surface to a space that is the subject of temperature measurement, a substrate extending in a direction from an inside of the sensing surface toward an outside while at least a part of the substrate bisects an inside of the sensor casing into upper and lower sections, an upper temperature sensing element provided on an upper surface of the substrate at a position inside the sensor casing, a lower temperature sensing element provided on a lower surface of the substrate at a position inside the sensor casing, and a compensation temperature sensing element provided on the substrate to be placed outside the sensor casing. Furthermore, a microcomputer determines an interior temperature of the vehicle based on the measured values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dong Ho Kwon, Gee Young Shin
  • Patent number: 11402276
    Abstract: A bearing temperature detector of a railcar bogie includes: a temperature sensor unit passing through an opening of an axle box accommodating a bearing supporting an axle and configured to detect a temperature of an outer ring of the bearing; an elastic body configured to bias the temperature sensor unit toward the outer ring; and a temperature sensor unit support seat including a substrate portion to which the temperature sensor unit is attached via the elastic body, the temperature sensor unit support seat being detachably fixed to the axle box from an outside of the axle box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: KAWASAKI RAILCAR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaya Ono, Yukitaka Taga, Fumikazu Kounoike
  • Patent number: 11402280
    Abstract: A magnetic field sensor is provided with improved stress compensation accounting for temperature. The magnetic field sensor includes a stress sensing, element, a temperature sensing element, a magnetic field sensing element, a memory, and an electronic circuitry. The memory is configured to store a first table. The first table identities a plurality of stress-to-sensitivity coefficients. Each of the plurality of stress-to-sensitivity coefficients is mapped to a different temperature value. The electronic circuitry is configured to use a temperature reading and a stress reading to calculate a stress difference between an expected stress and the stress reading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Allegro MicroSystems, LLC
    Inventors: Juan Manuel Cesaretti, Evan Shorman
  • Patent number: 11397074
    Abstract: A method and electronic measurement device are provided for putting multiple bends in a conduit while controlling the angular relationship of the bends relative to each other about the longitudinal axis of the conduit. The device includes an electronic component configured to generate a first signal that varies based on an angle of rotation of the component about an x-axis, and a housing carrying the electronic component and having a conduit mount structure configured to mount the housing on a conduit with the x-axis in parallel alignment with the longitudinal axis of the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Klein Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: Oreste Scioscia, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11397115
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a temperature detection label capable of preventing falsification using a simple structure. To solve this problem, the present invention provides a temperature detection label that is characterized by comprising a supporting member and a temperature detection part provided on the supporting member and in that: the temperature detection part has a temperature detection material that, in a heating process, starts color development at temperature T1 and starts losing color as a result of melting at temperature T2 and, in a cooling process, solidifies while remaining colorless by being cooled to temperature T1 or lower; the temperature detection material includes a leuco dye, decolorizer, and developer; and the temperature detection label also comprises a member having an appearance that changes between T1 and T2, inclusive, or a high-melting-point material having a melting point or glass transition temperature higher than T2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shigetaka Tsubouchi, Kohhei Aida, Shunsuke Mori, Masahiro Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 11397116
    Abstract: A load sensor disposed between an air suspension assembly of a vehicle and a vehicle suspension, wherein the load sensor generates a load signal which varies based on an amount of force transferred from said vehicle frame to said vehicle suspension, wherein the load signal can be received by a load calculator to allow calculation of the load exerted from said vehicle frame to the vehicle suspension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Driving Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy James Scott
  • Patent number: 11397122
    Abstract: A pressure sensor module detects a fluid pressure on the basis of a differential pressure between a reference pressure and the fluid pressure, and includes: a housing; a sensor element that can contact each of the reference pressure and the fluid pressure; a support member that supports the sensor element and is held in the housing; a first pressure passage that guides the fluid pressure to a first contact surface of the sensor element; and a second pressure passage that is sealed from the first pressure passage and guides the reference pressure to a second contact surface of the sensor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Masaya Eto, Yasuhiro Kawai
  • Patent number: 11391632
    Abstract: A temperature sensor circuit (1) for measuring a temperature, comprising a measuring resistor (2) and a controllable voltage source (3) or current source (3) which is connected to the measuring resistor (2) and by means of which an input voltage can be applied to the measuring resistor (2). The input voltage can be adjusted continuously by the controllable voltage source (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Trunk
  • Patent number: 11391656
    Abstract: A pressure probe includes a tube having an output end, an internal passage, an axial run, and pressure orifices axially aligned along a downstream side of the axial run. The pressure orifices are in communication with the output end through the internal passage and an upstream side of the axial run that is opposite from the downstream side of the axial run and does not include a pressure orifice. The downstream side is perpendicular to airflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Henry Greist, Sanjeev Hingorani
  • Patent number: 11391604
    Abstract: A sensor module according to one mode of the present disclosure includes a sensor part and a case configured to house the sensor part. The case includes: a contact part formed from an elastic body and including a contact surface with which to contact an installation target of the sensor module; and a magnet disposed along the contact surface of the contact part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Masanobu Oe
  • Patent number: 11391622
    Abstract: An optical fiber sensing system with reduced spatial resolution and noise for multiple applications and method of operating same that employs a coherent receiver configured to detect and digitize both I and Q signals in two polarizations and performs signal beating in a digital signal processor (DSP) using the polarization-diverse signals to obtain beating results for multiple polarization state pairs that effectively reduces polarization induced fading effect(s) while providing faster sensing speed(s) and more efficient filtering. Since Rayleigh signals are captured in two orthogonal polarizations, four beating products are determined at once in the DSP and all are used for fiber strain determination thereby avoiding polarization fading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Ezra Ip, Yue-Kai Huang, Junqiang Hu, Philip Ji, Shuji Murakami, Yaowen Li
  • Patent number: 11391724
    Abstract: A breath test system is provided comprising a sensor unit configured to sense the presence or concentration of a volatile substance present in air flowing through a predefined inlet area, and generate a signal corresponding to the concentration of said substance. Also provided is an apparatus configured to detect the presence of a person in the vicinity of said input area, and registering said presence, and configured to respond by delivering an output. This apparatus includes a unit configured to call for immediate attention of said person, and upon registration of the presence of said person, provide instructions to said person to direct an expiratory air flow towards said inlet area. An analyzer to determine breath substance concentration of said person is also provided, the determination based on said signal corresponding to the substance concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Automotive Coalition For Traffic Safety, Inc.
    Inventors: Bertil Hok, Lars Tenerz, Leif Smith, Annika Kaisdotter Andersson
  • Patent number: 11394378
    Abstract: An integrated circuit comprises a power switch comprising a current path and a current sense node; and a temperature sense circuit internally coupled between the current path and the current sense node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventors: Tomas Manuel Reiter, Georg Schinner, Frank Wolter
  • Patent number: 11385368
    Abstract: A distributed measurement system includes a first distributed optical sensing fiber deployed along a first desired measurement path and a second distributed optical sensing fiber deployed along a second desired measurement path. The system further includes an interrogation system coupled to the first distributed optical sensing fiber and to the second distributed optical sensing fiber. The system also includes a first distributed measuring instrument launch a first interrogating probe pulse set comprising a first pulse having a first frequency and a second pulse having a second frequency. The interrogation system is designed to direct the first pulse to the first distributed optical sensing fiber and the second pulse to the second distributed optical sensing fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexis Constantinou, Arthur Hartog, Theo Cuny