Patents by Inventor Jeffrey N. Daily

Jeffrey N. Daily 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).

  • Publication number: 20190226916
    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: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2019
    Publication date: July 25, 2019
    Applicant: Daily Thermetrics Corp.
    Inventors: Raymond B. Litteaur, Jeffrey N. Daily
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20190107444
    Abstract: A temperature sensing assembly for measuring the temperature of an inner wall of a high temperature vessel includes a thermocouple assembly having multiple junction points to provide indications of temperature. The assembly further includes support structures for supporting the thermocouple assembly in the interior space of the vessel and to maintain the junction points proximate the inner wall of the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Publication date: April 11, 2019
    Applicant: Daily Instruments d/b/a Daily Thermetrics Corp.
    Inventors: Jesse Branken, Samuel Stein, Jeffrey N. Daily, Carlos Alvarado, Raymond B. Litteaur
  • Patent number: 10175117
    Abstract: A temperature sensing assembly for measuring the temperature of an inner wall of a high temperature vessel includes a thermocouple assembly having multiple junction points to provide indications of temperature. The assembly further includes support structures for supporting the thermocouple assembly in the interior space of the vessel and to maintain the junction points proximate the inner wall of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: Jesse Branken, Samuel Stein, Jeffrey N. Daily, Carlos Alvarado, Raymond B. Litteaur
  • Publication number: 20170328781
    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: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Applicant: Daily Thermetrics Corp
    Inventors: Raymond B. Litteaur, Jeffrey N. Daily
  • Publication number: 20170328852
    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: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey N. Daily, Raymond B. Litteaur
  • Patent number: 9752937
    Abstract: A temperature sensing assembly for measuring the temperature of a surface of a structure includes a thermocouple device having a sheath containing a pair of conductors of dissimilar materials connected at a junction point to provide indications of temperature. The assembly further includes a docking device with a recess formed in a top surface to receive a portion of the sheath that is proximate the junction point. The bottom surface of the docking device is attached to the surface of the structure. The recess extends through the bottom surface of the docking device so that when the thermocouple device is positioned in the recess, the junction point is adjacent the surface of the tube. A heat shield can be attached to the docking device to shield the sheath proximate the junction point from direct and radiant heat sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Inventors: Jeffrey N. Daily, Larry Welch, Yean C Chan
  • Publication number: 20170199085
    Abstract: A temperature sensing assembly for measuring the temperature of an inner wall of a high temperature vessel includes a thermocouple assembly having multiple junction points to provide indications of temperature. The assembly further includes support structures for supporting the thermocouple assembly in the interior space of the vessel and to maintain the junction points proximate the inner wall of the vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Applicant: Daily Instruments d/b/a Daily Thermetrics Corp.
    Inventors: Jesse Branken, Samuel Stein, Jeffrey N. Daily, Carlos Alvarado, Raymond B. Litteaur
  • Patent number: 9617483
    Abstract: A quenching medium is delivered directly to selected regions or locations within a catalyst bed in a hydroprocessing reactor vessel in order to control the reactivity of a hydroprocess occurring in the selected regions or locations separately from other regions or locations. Temperature sensors for providing temperature indications and conduits for delivering the quench medium are distributed throughout the catalyst bed. One or more conduits can be selected for delivery of the quenching medium to selected regions or locations so that separate control of the level of reactivity in each of various regions or locations throughout the bed can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventor: Jeffrey N. Daily
  • Patent number: 9557225
    Abstract: A quick connect temperature sensing assembly for measuring the surface of a structure includes a thermocouple device, a docking device and a spring loaded adapter to connect the thermocouple device with the docking device. The docking device can be made of a magnetic material so that the assembly can be quickly connected and disconnected from the surface of a structure for sensing the temperature of the surface. When disconnected, the end of the thermocouple device extends beyond the bottom surface of the docking device. When the bottom surface of the docking device engages the surface of the structure, the end of the thermocouple is retracted and the spring loaded adapter maintains a biasing force on the thermocouple to maintain the end of the thermocouple in contact with the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Daily Instruments
    Inventors: Jeffrey N. Daily, Fahad Shamsi, Larry D. Welch
  • Publication number: 20140376594
    Abstract: A temperature sensing assembly for measuring the temperature of a surface of a structure includes a thermocouple device having a sheath containing a pair of conductors of dissimilar materials connected at a junction point to provide indications of temperature. The assembly further includes a docking device with a recess formed in a top surface to receive a portion of the sheath that is proximate the junction point. The bottom surface of the docking device is attached to the surface of the structure. The recess extends through the bottom surface of the docking device so that when the thermocouple device is positioned in the recess, the junction point is adjacent the surface of the tube. A heat shield can be attached to the docking device to shield the sheath proximate the junction point from direct and radiant heat sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Daily Instruments d/b/a Daily Thermetrics Corp.
    Inventors: Jeffrey N. Daily, Larry Welch, Yean C. Chan
  • Patent number: 8870455
    Abstract: A temperature sensing assembly for measuring the temperature of a surface of a structure includes a thermocouple device having a sheath containing a pair of conductors of dissimilar materials connected at a junction point to provide indications of temperature. The assembly further includes a docking device with a recess formed in a top surface to receive a portion of the sheath that is proximate the junction point. The bottom surface of the docking device is attached to the surface of the structure. The recess extends through the bottom surface of the docking device so that when the thermocouple device is positioned in the recess, the junction point is adjacent the surface of the tube. A heat shield can be attached to the docking device to shield the sheath proximate the junction point from direct and radiant heat sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey N. Daily, Larry Welch, Yean C. Chan
  • Publication number: 20140105248
    Abstract: A quick connect temperature sensing assembly for measuring the surface of a structure includes a thermocouple device, a docking device and a spring loaded adapter to connect the thermocouple device with the docking device. The docking device can be made of a magnetic material so that the assembly can be quickly connected and disconnected from the surface of a structure for sensing the temperature of the surface. When disconnected, the end of the thermocouple device extends beyond the bottom surface of the docking device. When the bottom surface of the docking device engages the surface of the structure, the end of the thermocouple is retracted and the spring loaded adapter maintains a biasing force on the thermocouple to maintain the end of the thermocouple in contact with the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Jeffrey N. Daily, Fahad Shamsi, Larry D. Welch
  • Publication number: 20140083905
    Abstract: A quenching medium is delivered directly to selected regions or locations within a catalyst bed in a hydroprocessing reactor vessel in order to control the reactivity of a hydroprocess occurring in the selected regions or locations separately from other regions or locations. Temperature sensors for providing temperature indications and conduits for delivering the quench medium are distributed throughout the catalyst bed. One or more conduits can be selected for delivery of the quenching medium to selected regions or locations so that separate control of the level of reactivity in each of various regions or locations throughout the bed can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Jeffrey N. Daily
  • Patent number: 8617385
    Abstract: A quenching medium is delivered directly to selected regions or locations within a catalyst bed in a hydroprocessing reactor vessel in order to control the reactivity of a hydroprocess occurring in the selected regions or locations separately from other regions or locations. Temperature sensors for providing temperature indications and conduits for delivering the quench medium are distributed throughout the catalyst bed. One or more conduits can be selected for delivery of the quenching medium to selected regions or locations so that separate control of the level of reactivity in each of various regions or locations throughout the bed can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey N. Daily
  • Publication number: 20130070808
    Abstract: A temperature sensing assembly for measuring the temperature of a surface of a structure includes a thermocouple device having a sheath containing a pair of conductors of dissimilar materials connected at a junction point to provide indications of temperature. The assembly further includes a docking device with a recess formed in a top surface to receive a portion of the sheath that is proximate the junction point. The bottom surface of the docking device is attached to the surface of the structure. The recess extends through the bottom surface of the docking device so that when the thermocouple device is positioned in the recess, the junction point is adjacent the surface of the tube. A heat shield can be attached to the docking device to shield the sheath proximate the junction point from direct and radiant heat sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Inventors: Jeffrey N. Daily, Larry Welch, Yean C. Chan
  • Publication number: 20120305446
    Abstract: A quenching medium is delivered directly to selected regions or locations within a catalyst bed in a hydroprocessing reactor vessel in order to control the reactivity of a hydroprocess occurring in the selected regions or locations separately from other regions or locations. Temperature sensors for providing temperature indications and conduits for delivering the quench medium are distributed throughout the catalyst bed. One or more conduits can be selected for delivery of the quenching medium to selected regions or locations so that separate control of the level of reactivity in each of various regions or locations throughout the bed can be achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Jeffrey N. Daily
  • Patent number: 6599011
    Abstract: A temperature sensing assembly utilizing a multipoint thermocouple. The assembly comprises a vessel, e.g. a chemical reaction pressure vessel, into which a thermocouple is inserted. The thermocouple utilizes an elongated sheath having a plurality of sensors therein. The sensors are arranged to detect temperature at a plurality of unique locations within the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2003
    Assignee: Daily Thermetrics
    Inventors: Jeffrey N. Daily, Robert F. Poteet, Michael W. Rahn, Larry D. Welch
  • Patent number: 6550963
    Abstract: A multipoint thermocouple for sensing temperature. The thermocouple comprises a sheath having a plurality of conductor pairs disposed within the sheath. Each conductor pair has two conductors of dissimilar materials joined at a unique junction point along the sheath. The unique junction points permit sensing of temperature at different locations along the length of the multipoint thermocouple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2003
    Assignee: Daily Instruments
    Inventors: Jeffrey N. Daily, Robert F. Poteet, Michael W. Rahn, Larry D. Welch