Patents Examined by Mirellys Jagan
  • Patent number: 11448555
    Abstract: Exemplary systems for detecting water include: a light source positioned to transmit thermal radiation through a sample; a lens assembly positioned to: receive the thermal radiation transmitted through the sample; and focus the transmitted thermal radiation onto a filter positioned between the lens assembly and a detector; and a cooling subsystem for cooling the filter and the detector to a temperature below that of the sample. Methods for detecting presence of water in a sample are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC
    Inventor: Mihail Bora
  • Patent number: 11437861
    Abstract: A testing assembly comprising a test object and a test object holder. The test object holder includes a body with an aperture defined therethrough. The test object is located in the aperture and an adhesive sheet is positioned over the aperture and the test object to retain the test object in place during testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Daman Kapoor, Fei Zhao, Matthew A Tamashiro, Jiahui J Dong, Jeffrey Douglas Louis, Michael Victor Paauwe, Ryllian Zhang
  • Patent number: 11428584
    Abstract: A temperature sensor includes a sensor element including a thermosensitive body, a protection tube accommodating the thermosensitive body part of the sensor element, and a filler filling a space between the protection tube and the sensor element inside the protection tube. The sensor element includes a first covering layer made of a first electrical insulator, the first covering layer covering the thermosensitive body, and a second covering layer made of a second electrical insulator, the second covering layer covering the first covering layer. The first covering layer has elastic modulus smaller than elastic modulus of the second covering layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: SHIBAURA ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tatsuyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11422038
    Abstract: The system includes a thermal probe with a heat-sensitive element, a fluid-tight plunger body, shaped to completely wrap the heat-sensitive element of the probe, a probe support including two orifices for joining the system to the duct, linked by an inner channel substantially axially extending in a main flow direction of the fluid in the support and including a radial opening through which the plunger body is configured to be at least partially submerged inside the inner channel. More particularly, the inner channel is delimited by a tubular wall having an inner surface with a depression located facing the opening in order to limit singular pressure losses of the fluid likely to be generated by the presence of the plunger body in the fluid by defining a flow pathway of the fluid around the plunger body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: AKWEL SA
    Inventors: Thomas Fernandes, Jérémy Dreux, Olivier Pujol
  • Patent number: 11415466
    Abstract: A temperature measuring device for determining a medium temperature by a temperature of a measuring point on a surface enclosing the medium includes: at least one measuring sensor; at least one reference sensor; and a measured value processing device which is connected via a cable to the at least one measuring sensor and via a cable to the at least one reference sensor. The at least one measuring sensor and the at least one reference sensor are arranged along a main thermal connection path between the surface enclosing the medium and surroundings. The at least one measuring sensor is arranged close to the measuring point. A thermal resistance between a relevant measuring sensor and the at least one reference sensor is smaller than a thermal resistance between a relevant reference sensor and the surroundings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Peter Ude, Wilhelm Daake, Juergen Horstkotte, Guruprasad Sosale, Joerg Gebhardt, Paul Szasz, Andreas Decker
  • Patent number: 11408774
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sensing device for measuring the temperature of a container enclosing a fluid that is stationary or in motion, the sensing device comprising: a band for completely encircling and conforming to the outer surface of the container; a thermally conductive material disposed on a housing portion that abuts the surface of the container on one side when the device is mounted on the container and on a second side abuts the temperature sensor; a wireless communication means in communication with the sensor, wherein the wireless communication means transmits temperature data to a remote wireless device, thereby notifying a user when a temperature measurement falls above or below a target temperature or range thereof; and the band being made of elastomeric material so that when mounted on the container, or tightened therearound, the temperature sensor abuts snugly against the thermally conductive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Canchill, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Keenan
  • Patent number: 11408778
    Abstract: An electronic device housing encloses a temperature sensing system including a temperature sensor and a differential temperature probe. The differential temperature probe includes a flexible substrate defining two ends. A first end is thermally coupled to the temperature sensor and a second end is thermally coupled to a surface, volume, or component of the electronic device. The temperature probe is an in-plane thermopile including a series-coupled set of thermocouples extending from the first end to the second end. A temperature measured at the temperature sensor can be a first measured temperature and a voltage difference across leads of the differential temperature probe can be correlated to a differential temperature relative to the first measured temperature. A sum of the differential temperature and the first measured temperature is a second measured temperature, quantifying a temperature of the second end of the differential temperature probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: James C. Clements, Chad A. Bossetti, Habib S. Karaki, Paul Mansky
  • Patent number: 11408779
    Abstract: A temperature sensing assembly includes a sheath defining an interior space, a first temperature sensor and a second temperature sensor. The first temperature sensor has first and second conductors extending within the interior space of the sheath and joined at a first junction point. The first conductor is constructed of a first material and the second conductor is constructed of a second material that is different than the second material. The second temperature sensor has third and fourth conductors extending within the interior space of the sheath and joined at a second junction point. The third conductor is constructed of a third material and the fourth conductor is constructed of a fourth material that is different than the fourth material. The first material is different than each of the third and fourth materials. The first junction point is adjacent to the second junction point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: DAILY THERMETRICS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Raymond Litteaur
  • Patent number: 11408775
    Abstract: An attachment structure for a temperature sensor that is attached to a flexible thin plate-shaped cable and detects the temperature of a unit cell of a battery pack having a plurality of unit cells connected with each other includes: the flexible thin plate-shaped cable; a chip-shaped temperature measuring element that is incorporated on a conductor exposed portion of the flexible thin plate-shaped cable and detects the temperature of the unit cell; and a metal leaf spring that is placed around the conductor exposed portion of the flexible thin plate-shaped cable and has a plurality of legs surrounding the temperature measuring element, and an elastic piece configured to energize the plurality of legs toward the unit cell. The temperature measuring element is sheathed with a moisture-proof material between the plurality of legs of the metal leaf spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro Matsushima
  • Patent number: 11402278
    Abstract: A low-temperature dry body temperature calibrator used for temperature calibration of an element, and including a furnace body, a control panel assembly and a housing of modular design, the furnace body and control panel are assembled in the housing, the top surface of the housing has a plurality of heat dissipation holes, the top of the control panel assembly is spaced apart from the top surface of the housing, a flow guiding fan is at the top of the control panel assembly, and a flow guiding plate inclined to the heat dissipation holes on the top surface of the housing is above the flow guiding fan. The furnace body has a compact structure, and the radiators have a light weight and a high heat dissipation efficiency, improving the operation stability and temperature measurement accuracy of the furnace body, and the furnace body is suitable for temperature measurement of low-temperature elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: BEIJING CONST INSTRUMENTS TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Jianjun Lin, Xuecan Li, Chengjiang Wu
  • Patent number: 11402274
    Abstract: To obtain a temperature sensor device having high reliability and high sensitivity without cost increase. This temperature sensor device includes: a housing provided with a temperature sensor module having a temperature detection element and an external connection terminal connected to the temperature detection element via a lead wire, which are integrated using a first formation member made from a thermoplastic resin, the temperature sensor module being covered with a second formation member made from a thermoplastic resin, so as to form a connector for connecting the external connection terminal to an external signal processing circuit; and a case into which the temperature sensor module is press-fitted and which is opposed to the housing, wherein the first formation member and the second formation member are welded to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 11396823
    Abstract: A method and system for monitoring a temperature of a gas turbine engine are described. The method comprises obtaining individual sensor readings from functioning temperature sensors of a sensor array, where a number of the functioning temperature sensors is less than a total number of temperature sensors in the sensor array; applying correction factors to the individual sensor readings of the functioning temperature sensors based on deviations of the individual sensor readings from a total average temperature of all the temperature sensors in the array, to obtain corrected individual sensor readings; and determining a corrected total average temperature as a sum of the corrected individual sensor readings divided by the number of functioning temperature sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Martin Drolet, Melanie Brillant
  • Patent number: 11378462
    Abstract: A waterproof thermometer for monitoring a food temperature during a cooking process includes a rechargeable battery for supplying power, a thermal sensor for measuring the food temperatures, and a processing unit for wirelessly transmitting data via an antenna. The waterproof thermometer further includes a first conductive part for containing the thermal sensor, the processing unit, and the rechargeable battery, a first insulating part for containing the antenna, a second insulating part, and a second conductive part. The first insulating part is surrounded by the second insulating part, and separated from the second insulating part by an air filled gap. The first conductive part, the first insulating part and the second conductive part form a first hermetic shell for providing waterproof function. The first conductive part, the second insulating part, and the second conductive part form a second hermetic shell for providing protection to the first insulating part from being damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: GRANDEX INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chwan-Chia Wu, Mendel Lin
  • Patent number: 11378463
    Abstract: A sensor assembly having a sensor body with a upper surface adjacent an item to aid in detecting the temperature of the item. The sensor assembly includes a diaphragm with a disc portion and stem that has the sensor body. The disc portion enables movement of the upper surface to adapt to the inclination and location of the surface. A spring urges the sensor body into engagement with the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: BREVILLE PTY LIMITED
    Inventor: Nicholas McColl
  • Patent number: 11378533
    Abstract: A device (100) for detecting settled solids (300) in a conduit (200) for transporting slurry. The device (100) comprises a housing (110) positionable to define at least a segment of a flow path for the slurry. The device (100) comprises a reference temperature sensor (140) associated with the inside of the housing 110 in order to measure an ambient temperature of the slurry within the conduit. The device (100) further comprises a plurality of heaters (150) spaced around part of the inside circumference housing (110) that are maintained at a target temperature that is higher titan the ambient temperature of the slurry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION
    Inventors: Andrew George Chryss, Krishna Mohanarangam
  • Patent number: 11378466
    Abstract: A hybrid integrated thermal sensor device includes a magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) device electrically coupled in series with at least one CMOS transistor and disposed between a voltage rail terminal and a ground terminal. An output terminal is electrically coupled to a drain of the at least one CMOS transistor. The MTJ operates in an anti-parallel state and the output terminal provides a voltage indicative of a temperature of the MTJ device based on an MTJ antiparallel resistance. A distributed sensor network for real-time thermal mapping of an integrated circuit (IC) is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: University of Rochester
    Inventors: Abdelrahman G. Qoutb, Eby G. Friedman
  • Patent number: 11371949
    Abstract: A system for characterizing thermal properties of thermally anisotropic heterogeneous samples includes a heating element, a first temperature sensing device, a second temperature sensing device, and a computing system. The heating element is positioned at a first location within a sample and heats the sample. The first temperature sensing device outputs data indicative of temperatures of the first location to the computing device. The second temperature sensing device outputs data indicative of temperatures of the second location to the computing device. The computing device computes a thermal conductivity of the sample based upon the temperatures of the first location. The computing device further outputs an indication of a portion of the sample to which the thermal conductivity pertains based upon the second temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventor: Karla Rosa Reyes
  • Patent number: 11366023
    Abstract: A multi-piece thermowell system includes a measurement protection device, a temperature measurement device, a torque mechanism, and a torque transfer mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventor: Keith Obillo
  • Patent number: 11360038
    Abstract: A mechanism for thermal testing is described. The system includes a heating element, a thermal sensor and a processor. The processor is configured to control the heating element to output an amount of the energy per unit time; receive temperature readings using the thermal sensor; and determine a thermal property associated with a thermal mass based at least in part the amount of the energy output and the received temperature readings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms, Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmad Byagowi, Michael Maroye Lambeta
  • Patent number: 11353415
    Abstract: A thermal analysis device, a sample holder assembly and a thermal analysis method, capable of DSC measurement and TG measurement while simplifying replacement of a temperature sensor or the like upon damages. The thermal analysis device includes a sample holder assembly that is detachably mounted, a first sample stage and a second sample stage that are detachably mounted, a heater (heating furnace) that heats the sample holder assembly and the like, a temperature controller, a temperature measuring section for detecting a temperature difference between the sample and a reference substance, and a weight measuring section (balance) for measuring a weight difference between the sample and the reference substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: NETZSCH-Gerätebau GmbH
    Inventors: Hiroki Takaishi, Daisuke Ito, Kenta Sato