Patents by Inventor Fred J. Begale

Fred J. Begale has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 6442812
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a piezoelectric torque transducer is provided, comprising the steps of (a) forming a prepared area on a surface of a torsion member adapted to be strained by an applied torque; (b) providing a piezoelectric element having an axis of maximum strain sensitivity and disposing first and second electrodes on opposite faces of the element, respectively, and attaching an electrical lead to each electrode; (c) connecting electrical leads to the electrodes; and (d) disposing the element on the prepared area and orienting the axis of maximum strain sensitivity on the member and securing the element to the prepared area with a material selected from a group consisting of (i) adhesive material and (ii) potting material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Kovacich, Wayne S. Kaboord, Fred J. Begale, Robert R. Brzycki, Birger Pahl, James E. Hansen