Patents Examined by Mirellys Jagan
  • Patent number: 11123831
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for cooling workpieces. The device has at least one nozzle which is configured to blow a fluid onto a workpiece. At least one surface temperature sensor is able to be arranged on the workpiece. In order to cool the workpiece, it is blown with a fluid by means of the at least one nozzle, the temperature of said fluid being lower than the surface temperature of the workpiece. In the process, the surface temperature is monitored by means of the at least one surface temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss 3D Automation GmbH
    Inventors: Olaf Nerling, Thomas Frankenfeld, Markus Nagler, Marius Sauter
  • Patent number: 11125630
    Abstract: The invention relates to a temperature measurement device comprising at least three probes, a computer, the computer being configured to estimate a temperature on the basis of voltage measurements at the output of the probes, characterised in that the probes are connected together in a plurality of meshes mounted in series, with at least one mesh comprising at least two probes mounted in parallel and at least one other mesh comprising a probe or a plurality of probes mounted in parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES
    Inventors: Rafaël Samson, Antoine Pascal Moutaux
  • Patent number: 11125629
    Abstract: An embodiment for an integrated circuit for temperature detection includes: a closed loop circuit branch including: a first bipolar junction transistor (BJT), a first resistor coupled between a first base of the first BJT and a junction node, and an amplifier having an output coupled to the junction node and a non-inverting input coupled to a collector of the first BJT; and an open loop circuit branch including: a second BJT, a second resistor coupled between a base of the second BJT and the junction node, a third resistor coupled between the base of the second BJT and ground, and a comparator having an inverting input coupled to a collector of the second BJT and an output configured to provide a digital voltage signal that corresponds to a temperature reading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: NXP USA, INC.
    Inventors: Ricardo Pureza Coimbra, Juan Camilo Monsalve
  • Patent number: 11111777
    Abstract: Apparatus (100) for use in sensing temperature in a wellbore, comprising: tubing (110) comprising a plurality of temperature sensor modules (120, 320, 420, 520, 620, 720) provided at locations along the inside of the tubing, said temperature sensor modules comprising temperature sensors (321, 421) provided at least in part by at least one semiconductor element having electrical properties that vary with temperature; an electrical network (115) configured to electrically connect to the semiconductor elements to in use allow measuring of the respective electrical properties of the semiconductor elements to infer a thermal characteristic of the semiconductor element; and at least one control module (130, 330, 430) electrically connected to multiple temperature sensor modules, via the electrical network, and configured to receive and process an electrical signal associated with the temperature sensor modules to enable inference of the temperature of the semiconductor elements and the environment to which the tubi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: METROL TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Leslie David Jarvis, Shaun Compton Ross
  • Patent number: 11099078
    Abstract: An acoustic sensor has a MEMS die with MEMS structure. Among other things, the MEMS structure includes a diaphragm configured to mechanically respond to incident acoustic signals, and a temperature sensor member configured to detect temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Vesper Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Littrell, Yu Hui, Craig Core, Ronald Gagnon
  • Patent number: 11092000
    Abstract: Apparatus (100) for use in sensing temperature along a wellbore, comprising: tubing (110) comprising at least 6 temperature sensor modules (120) provided at locations along the inside of the tubing, each temperature sensor module comprising a temperature sensor comprising a crystal oscillator having an electrical oscillation frequency that varies with temperature; the tubing having an external diameter of less than 14 mm at the location of at least 6 temperature sensor modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: METROL TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Leslie David Jarvis, Shaun Compton Ross
  • Patent number: 11092496
    Abstract: Provided is a temperature sensor allowing a wire, which is an additional element, to be efficiently connected to the temperature sensor. The temperature includes the additional element and a temperature detecting element. The temperature detecting element includes a heat-sensitive body, a sensor element, and a protective tube. The sensor element has a pair of first electric wires which are electrically connected to the heat-sensitive body. The protective tube accommodates the sensor element. The additional element includes a terminal and a second electric wire that is electrically connected to the terminal. The terminal is responsible for electrical connection between the additional element and the protective tube, and for assembly where the additional element is mated with the protective tube. The terminal in the present invention has a passage which allows the first electric wires to pass therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: SHIBAURA ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Taira, Yuuki Sato, Kazuaki Yano
  • Patent number: 11085589
    Abstract: A pipe diagnostic system includes a sensor capsule, measurement circuitry and a controller. The sensor capsule is configured to be coupled to an exterior surface of a pipe and has at least one temperature sensitive element disposed therein. The measurement circuitry is coupled to the sensor capsule and is configured to measure an electrical characteristic of the at least one temperature sensitive element and provide an indication of the measurement. The controller is coupled to the measurement circuitry and is configured to obtain a transmitter reference measurement and employ a heat transfer calculation with the transmitter reference measurement and the indication to generate an estimated process fluid temperature. The controller is further configured to obtain an indication of process fluid temperature and provide a pipe diagnostic indication based on a comparison of the estimated process fluid temperature and the obtained indication of process fluid temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Rosemount Inc.
    Inventors: Jason H. Rud, Steven R. Trimble
  • Patent number: 11088404
    Abstract: A temperature sensor detects a temperature at a contact between a live part of connector for a first circuit device and a live part of a connector a for second circuit device. A controller determines the occurrence of a contact failure between the live parts if a difference between an amount of change in temperature detected by the temperature sensor per predetermined time and an amount of change in ambient temperature per predetermined time is greater than a set value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuya Koujiya, Tadao Kimura
  • Patent number: 11079283
    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: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Tim Patrick Dubbs, John Leonard Shaver, Kreg James Kelley, Troy M Raybold, Tushar Vispute
  • Patent number: 11079286
    Abstract: A temperature detection module includes: a temperature sensor; a sensor holder for holding the temperature sensor such that movement is possible in a separation and contact direction in which the temperature sensor is separated from and brought into contact with a measurement target; and a biasing member that is attached to the sensor holder and biases the temperature sensor such that a detection surface comes into contact with a measurement target. The sensor holder includes: a base portion; and an accommodating portion that extends in the separation and contact direction from the base portion and holds the temperature sensor such that movement is possible in the separation and contact direction. The accommodating portion includes a gap that allows inclination of the temperature sensor between the accommodating portion and the temperature sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taiji Yanagida, Shinichi Takase, Hiroki Shimoda, Yoshinori Ito
  • Patent number: 11067521
    Abstract: The present application discloses, in some embodiments thereof, an apparatus, systems and methods for measuring specimens' displacement or transformation while heating. In some embodiments, the present invention discloses apparatus and methods for determining the transformation temperature or range of temperatures of specimens, such as specimens manufactured from a memory shape alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: ANV LASER INDUSTRY LTD., SCIFEAT LTD.
    Inventors: Valery Perevalov, Boris Temkin
  • Patent number: 11066791
    Abstract: A method for controlling a quality of a paving material distributed along a paving area using a paver includes: receiving a thermal profile of a portion of the paving area in which the paving material is distributed, and the thermal profile includes a plurality of temperature values assigned to respective measurement points, and analyzing the thermal profile in order to detect segregation spots of the paving material within the portion. Analyzing includes determining a first zone of measurement points arranged adjacent to each other and having temperature values within a predetermined range, the first zone being at least partially surrounded by measurement points having temperature values out of the predetermined range, and analyzing an orientation of the first zone with respect to a travel direction of the paver. The last substep of analyzing is assigning an indication, in particular an error indication, to the portion based on the analyzing of the orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: MOBA MOBILE AUTOMATION AG
    Inventors: David Shelstad, Paul Angerhofer, Marcus Watermann
  • Patent number: 11067454
    Abstract: In a particular embodiment of the present disclosure, an apparatus is disclosed for improving for the stability of a resistance temperature detector (RTD). In this particular embodiment, the apparatus includes an RTD having a case surrounding a resistive meander deposited on a substrate. The RTD also includes a pull-down resistor. A first end of the resistive meander is configured for coupling to a positive power supply. The second end of the resistive meander is coupled to a first end of the pull-down resistor. The second end of the pull-down resistor is coupled to a ground. The case of the RTD is also coupled to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Nikolay S. Chehlarov
  • Patent number: 11054316
    Abstract: A temperature detection device includes a thermistor element that includes a thermosensitive body configured to sense heat of a coil element and an electric wire electrically connected to the thermosensitive body, and a holder assembling the thermistor element to the coil element. The holder includes a thermosensitive body holder that holds a reinforcing portion of the thermosensitive body disposed sideways along a front surface of the coil element and is provided with a first resin reservoir enclosing a thermosensitive body contact portion of the thermosensitive body, and an electric wire holder holding the electric wire. The thermosensitive body contact portion is in contact with the coil element while being enclosed with the first resin reservoir. According to the temperature detection device, it is possible to more accurately detect temperature of a coil with high responsiveness while promoting miniaturization of the temperature detection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SHIBAURA ELECTRONICS CO., LTD
    Inventor: Takamasa Yoshihara
  • Patent number: 11054314
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tubular wire shielding (9) for an exhaust gas temperature sensor arrangement (1), the tubular wire shielding (9) comprising a first shielding tube (13) comprising one or more through channels for accommodating one or more wires (6a, 6b, 8a, 8b, 11a, 11b) and/or for accommodating one or more temperature measurement sensors (7), the tubular wire shielding (9) furthermore comprising a second shielding tube (14) radially surrounding the first shielding tube (14). It is an object of the invention to provide a tubular wire shielding (9) and an exhaust temperature sensor arrangement (1) which are of good mechanical stability. The object is solved in that the tubular wire shielding (9) comprises a first tube adhesive layer (15) arranged interposed between the first shielding tube (13) and the second shielding tube (14), the first tube adhesive layer (15) fixing the first shielding tube to the second shielding tube (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: DANFOSS A/S
    Inventor: Tom Christensen
  • Patent number: 11054376
    Abstract: A system and method for inspecting a surface of a structure for defects includes an inspection apparatus having a heating device for heating a section of the surface of the structure, an infrared camera for receiving infrared radiation from the surface in response to heating, a controller configured to generate thermographs from the received infrared radiation, and a communication device. A training system includes an expert system module configured to determine correlations between a set of thermographs generated by a thermal simulation of modeled structural elements with defects, and parameters of the modeled structural elements. A computer system communicatively coupled to the training system and the inspection apparatus, is adapted to receive thermographs received from the inspection apparatus and to detect quantitative parameters of defects in the structure using the correlations obtained from the training system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Thibault Villette, Abderrazak Traidia
  • Patent number: 11054315
    Abstract: A thermocouple assembly may feature a plurality of temperature sensors formed by thermocouple junctions. The sensors may be disposed within an inner diameter of the tubular element and sealed within the tubular element by thermally conductive material. An air gap may be defined by the thermally conductive material and the interior diameter of the tubular element between each pair of adjacent temperature sensors to improve thermal isolation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Biosense Webster (Israel) Ltd.
    Inventors: Anand Rao, Thomas Selkee, Keshava Datta, Thanh Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11047818
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an integrated online measurement system for thermophysical property parameters of nanofluid cutting fluid, consisting of a gas path system, a fluid path system, a nanofluid thermal conductivity measurement device, a measurement device for a convective heat transfer coefficient and a nanofluid/workpiece heat partition ratio of the nanofluid cutting fluid, and a grinding force and grinding temperature measurement device or a milling force and milling temperature measurement device; the nanofluid thermal conductivity measurement device is located in the fluid path system; the gas path system provides pressure for the nanofluid in the fluid path system, two nozzles lead out from the fluid path system, and the nanofluid gas spray ejected by the nozzle I is sprayed onto the surface of a workpiece I to form the measurement device for the nanofluid convective heat transfer coefficient and the nanofluid/workpiece heat partition ratio; and the nanofluid gas spray ejected by the nozzle II
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Changhe Li, Min Yang, Runze Li, Yanbin Zhang, Xianpeng Zhang, Heju Ji, Yali Hou, Naiqing Zhang, Qidong Wu
  • Patent number: 11047747
    Abstract: A thin sensor film that is capable of indicating temperature and an associated sensor readout kit that illuminates the sensor film and detects the return fluorescence for analysis to determine temperature. The sensor film may be detached and reattached in order to be reused. The initial design achieves high sensitivity and accuracy in the range of interest to biologistics and can potentially address temperatures ranging from ?200 to 300° C. A variation allows for the use of optical fibers for measurements of surfaces inside enclosures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Firouzeh Sabri, Steve W. Allison