Patents Examined by Mirellys Jagan
  • Patent number: 10317295
    Abstract: A heat flow sensor configured to provide an indication of temperature relative to a process fluid is provided. The sensor comprises a first resistance temperature detector (RTD) element and a second RTD element spaced within a sheath from the first RTD element. The sensor also includes a set of leads comprising a first subset and a second subset, wherein the first subset is coupled to the first RTD element and the second subset is coupled to the second RTD element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Rosemount Inc.
    Inventors: Jason H. Rud, Allen John Kassen
  • Patent number: 10321031
    Abstract: Various techniques are disclosed for providing a device attachment configured to releasably attach to and provide infrared imaging functionality to mobile phones or other portable electronic devices. For example, a device attachment may include a housing with a tub on a rear surface thereof shaped to at least partially receive a user device, an infrared sensor assembly disposed within the housing and configured to capture thermal infrared image data, and a processing module communicatively coupled to the infrared sensor assembly and configured to transmit the thermal infrared image data to the user device. Thermal infrared image data may be captured by the infrared sensor assembly and transmitted to the user device by the processing module in response to a request transmitted by an application program or other software/hardware routines running on the user device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FLIR Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Frank, Nicholas Högasten, Theodore R. Hoelter, Katrin Strandemar, Pierre Boulanger, Barbara Sharp, Andrew C. Teich, Dwight Dumpert, Mark Nussmeier, Eric A. Kurth, Gerald W. Blakeley, III, Michael Fox
  • Patent number: 10317293
    Abstract: A sensing element integrated in a semiconductor material chip has a sensing diode of a junction type configured to be reverse biased so that its junction capacitance is sensitive to the local temperature. A reading stage is coupled to the sensing element for detecting variations of the junction capacitance of the sensing diode and outputting a reading acquisition signal proportional to the local temperature of the sensing diode. The sensing diode has a cathode terminal coupled to a biasing node and an anode terminal coupled to a first input of the reading stage. The biasing node receives a voltage positive with respect to the first input of the reading stage for keeping the sensing diode reverse biased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventors: Michele Vaiana, Daniele Casella, Giuseppe Bruno
  • Patent number: 10316892
    Abstract: Machine and method for hot testing test pieces made of a thermoplastic polymer, in which the test pieces are immersed in a tank full of a heat transfer liquid which is heated; a fan generates, immediately above the tank, an air flow to carry away volatile substances emitted by the tank and the air flow is made to pass through a filtering cartridge housed removably inside a first chamber delimited by a casing, which is provided with an inlet opening, that faces towards the tank and is arranged flush with or immediately above an upper perimetral edge of the tank; the air flow is made to pass sequentially through at least three filtering elements, which are arranged hydraulically in series, including: a pre-filter; at least one activated carbon filter; and a HEPA filter; an hour counter signals when the time has come to replace the filtering cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Galizia
  • Patent number: 10310536
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: an integrated circuit (IC) including an internal circuit; and a mismatch detection and correction circuit connected to the internal circuit of the IC, the mismatch detection and correction circuit configured to detect a process mismatch and correct an error in the internal circuit caused by the process mismatch using a current difference between a first current and a second current based on a charged voltage of a capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joo-Seong Kim, Sang-Ho Kim, Kwang-Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 10310462
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for sustaining process temperature measurement with respect to a lead wire break. A resistance temperature device can include a group of lead wire arms including lead wire arms of a first lead wire type and a second lead wire type. An operation can occur to automatically switch from a first lead wire type configuration to a second lead wire type configuration in the resistance temperature device having the plurality of lead wire arms including the first lead wire type and the second lead wire type, if one or more wire breaks occurs in one or more the lead wire arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Chaitanya Kumar Beeram, Sarabjit Singh, Sharath Babu Malve, Anthony F. Digiulian
  • Patent number: 10302497
    Abstract: A method and a device for the thermal analysis of a sample, as well as a method and a device for the calibration of a temperature measuring device used in a device for the thermal analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Netzsch-Gerätebau GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Brunner, Alexander Schindler, André Lindemann
  • Patent number: 10299679
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method and a system for wirelessly and passively measuring temperature and devices forming the system. The method includes: receiving an energy feedback radio frequency (RF) signal by a temperature measuring end; converting the energy feedback RF signal into electric energy and storing the electric energy; and starting the temperature measuring end after obtaining the electric energy, and transmitting a RF signal under the current temperature to a terminal, and calculating the current temperature through the terminal. The method, the system and the devices forming the system provided in the present disclosure are capable of activating the crystal oscillator or the ceramic oscillator wirelessly and passively, therefore, the method, the system and the devices can be used to wirelessly and passively measure temperature, which is convenient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Shenzhen Zhiying Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Song Yang
  • Patent number: 10295520
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for testing simultaneously multiple fuel materials for suitability of producing excess heat. In some embodiments, multiple fuel materials are placed on a substrate with a thermoelectric converter inserted in between each fuel material and the substrate. When a triggering condition is applied, exothermic reactions may be triggered in some of the fuel materials. The voltage output of the thermoelectric converters is a direct measurement of the temperature of each fuel material, which is an indicator of whether an exothermic reaction is taking place in the fuel material. A known fuel material may be included in the testing array to establish the baseline of voltage readings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: IH IP Holdings Limited
    Inventors: Dennis G. Letts, John Dewey Weaver, III
  • Patent number: 10293954
    Abstract: A sensor system runs real-time software on the processor to receive and log temperature and humidity data from the sensors. A processor processes the data, reformats, if necessary, the data packaged with GPS information provided by the centralized sensor control system, transmits the packaged data (including error checking) to a designated receiver, and provides a diagnostic interface for displaying logged data and status information. This data is time stamped and transmitted to the centralized sensor control system across the external control/data interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Blue Storm Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Mary Lockhart, Thomas H. Wallace, Randy Brumbaugh, Malcolm Robbie, Brian Patterson, Donna Blake, Andreas Goroch
  • Patent number: 10295491
    Abstract: An assembly includes an electrical conductor disposed within an elongate mineral insulated conductive sheath. The electrical conductor is electrically grounded to the conductive sheath. The assembly also includes a test conductor disposed within and electrically isolated from the sheath to provide an indication of the insulation resistance of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Daily Instruments
    Inventors: Jeffrey N. Daily, Raymond B. Litteaur
  • Patent number: 10288490
    Abstract: A temperature sensing assembly includes first and second temperature sensors disposed within an elongate mineral insulated conductive sheath. A junction point of the first temperature sensor is electrically connected to the conductive sheath. The second temperature sensor is electrically isolated from the conductive sheath. Measurements obtained from the electrically isolated temperature sensor can be used to test insulation resistance of the assembly or temperature indications from the electrically isolated temperature sensor can be compared to measurements taken from the electrically connected junction point to take a variety of corrective actions during use of the temperature sensing assembly, such as adjusting the installation of the assembly or applying correction factors to measurements obtained from one of the temperature sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Daily Thermetrics Corp.
    Inventors: Raymond B. Litteaur, Jeffrey N. Daily
  • Patent number: 10281339
    Abstract: The present invention provides a terminal board for temperature compensation of a thermocouple, the terminal board comprising: -shaped terminal unit for connecting a compensation lead wire of the thermocouple to a PCB contact terminal connected to a control circuit of a circuit board so as to allow accurate temperature compensation of the thermocouple, the terminal unit having a pair of curved connection pins; a small-sized compensation sensor PCB which has a chip type temperature sensor for compensation at one end of the upper side thereof, an upper soldering surface which is soldered to a sensor pin unit for electrically connecting an output of the temperature sensor for compensation, and a lower soldering surface which is soldered to the terminal unit; and an L-shaped sensor pin unit for soldering the compensation sensor PCB together with the terminal unit, the sensor pin unit having a pair of rounded connection pins for contact-connection of the output of the temperature sensor for compensation to the tem
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: AUTONICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hwan Ki Park
  • Patent number: 10274375
    Abstract: A method for measuring furnace temperatures. The method includes obtaining radiance measurements from a plurality of regions of interest (ROIs) using a plurality of thermal imaging cameras, and measuring a surface temperature using a radiance measurement obtained from an ROI selected from the plurality of ROIs. Measuring the surface temperature includes determining an effective background radiance affecting the selected ROI using radiance measurements obtained from ROIs different from the selected ROI, obtaining a compensated radiance by removing the effective background radiance from the radiance measurement obtained from the selected ROI, and converting the compensated radiance to the measured surface temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignees: LumaSense Technologies Holdings, Inc., Praxair Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim Dubbs, John Leonard Shaver, Kreg James Kelley, Troy M. Raybold, Tushar Vispute
  • Patent number: 10267719
    Abstract: An automatic method for thermogravimetric analysis of multiple samples of coal or coke for volatile matter in a thermogravimetric analyzer of the type including an auto-loading delivery system, a furnace, a movable platform within said furnace, an external balance and an internal balance for measuring the weights of sample holders, lids and samples before and after treatment in the furnace. Coal or coke samples are placed in the sample holders and weighed in the external balance and are auto-loaded into the furnace at 950° C. All sample holders are weighed sequentially on the internal balance at exactly 7 minutes from introduction time with space time 14-20 seconds in between them and the weight of the sample holder prior to being placed in the furnace is compared with the weight of the sample holder after it has been treated in the furnace to determine the amount of volatile material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Jose Maria Las Navas Garcia
  • Patent number: 10260960
    Abstract: A method and system for calculating a cold junction temperature comprises an offline phase comprising: determining an applicable algorithm for calculating a cold junction screw temperature, and deploying the applicable algorithm in firmware; and an online phase comprising: providing at least one measured temperature to the applicable algorithm deployed in firmware, calculating a temperature of a cold junction screw according to the applicable algorithm deployed in firmware, and assigning the calculated temperature of the cold junction screw as a cold junction temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Shen, Qibin Liu, Guokun Song, Tony Zhang, Aaron Shen
  • Patent number: 10260964
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an optical fiber sensor system (10) arranged to detect a temperature change in a zone (2, 3, 4) in an aircraft (1) having at least one zone (2, 3, 4). The optical fiber sensor system (10) comprises at least one optical fiber (11, 21, 31, 41) comprising a plurality of Fiber Bragg Gratings (20, 30, 40) for detecting a temperature change. Each of the Fiber Bragg Gratings (20, 30, 40) is reflecting radiation within a predetermined wavelength range. A radiation source unit (13) is arranged to emit radiation into the at least one optical fiber (11, 21, 31, 41). A radiation detector unit (14) is arranged to receive radiation from the at least one optical fiber (11, 21, 31, 41). A processing unit (15) is configured to identify a spectral response (22, 32, 42) of the received radiation and to determine a temperature change from the spectral response (22, 32, 42) of the received radiation in a predetermined wavelength range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: SAAB AB
    Inventors: Fredrik Fisk, Bjorn-Erik Andersson
  • Patent number: 10260961
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are integrated circuit (IC) packages with temperature sensor traces, and related systems, devices, and methods. In some embodiments, an IC package may include a package substrate and an IC die disposed on the package substrate, wherein the package substrate includes a temperature sensor trace, and an electrical resistance of the temperature sensor trace is representative of an equivalent temperature of the temperature sensor trace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Shelby Ferguson, Rashelle Yee, Russell S. Aoki, Michael Hui, Jonathon Robert Carstens, Joseph J. Jasniewski
  • Patent number: 10260963
    Abstract: The invention is a fabric-based article, or linen, including a temperature-sensing indicator to report whether the article has been subjected to laundering/processing temperatures in excess of a threshold recommended temperature. The temperature-sensing indicator visually reports whether the fabric-based article has exceeded the threshold temperature by changing color upon application of heat in excess of the threshold temperature. The temperature-sensing indicator may be incorporated into the body of the linen itself as part of the fabric or may be affixed to a linen as a tag or label.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: WESTPOINT HOME LLC
    Inventors: Norm Savaria, Billy Harris, Judson Lusk
  • Patent number: 10254180
    Abstract: A temperature sensing probe assembly includes a temperature sensing probe having a tip and a first thermocouple junction located nearer the tip and a second thermocouple junction located nearer an attachment point for the temperature sensing probe assembly, and a housing positioned around at least a portion of the temperature sensing probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Unison Industries, LLC
    Inventor: David Reece Jackson