Patents by Inventor Richard William Phillips

Richard William Phillips 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: 10996114
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to measuring temperature of a fluid within a hydraulic vessel using a temperature probe that has an annular recess circumscribing a projecting sensor tip. The annular recess is configured to permit fluid flow into an aperture region of a vessel wall through which the temperature probe contacts the fluid within the hydraulic vessel. Because the temperature probe projects from the annular recess within the aperture, a net projection dimension, as measured in a projection direction from an interior surface of the vessel wall proximate the aperture to a sensor, is less than a gross projection dimension, as measured in the projection direction from a bottom of the annular recess to the sensor tip. In some embodiments, this configuration advantageously improves a ratio of thermal conductivity between the fluid and the temperature probe and thermal conductivity between the temperature probe and a sensor housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Venkata AnilKumar Mothe, Ramesh Annamareddy, Richard William Phillips
  • Patent number: 10935437
    Abstract: A thermocouple assembly for use in a high-temperature gas path that includes a thermocouple. The thermocouple includes a first conductor and a second conductor, the first and second conductors formed of different materials and coupled to one another by junction, a metal sheath surrounding the first and second conductors wherein the metal sheath is substantially coaxial with the both the first conductor and the second conductor. The assembly also includes: a first termination electrically coupled to the first conductor; a second termination electrically coupled to the second conductor; a first connector configured to couple to the first termination; a second connector configured to couple to the second termination; and a housing configured to cover the first and second terminations and the first and second connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT AEROSPACE INC
    Inventors: Venkata Anil Kumar Mothe, Richard William Phillips
  • Patent number: 10591363
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to generating a temperature measurement signal based upon a weighted average of signals generated by a resistive temperature detector (RTD) and a thermocouple device. The thermocouple device includes first and second thermocouple junctions. The first thermocouple junction is thermally coupled to the RTD, and the second thermocouple junction is thermally isolated from the RTD. The thermocouple is configured to generate a signal indicative of a difference between first and second thermocouple junctions, which is substantially equal to the difference between the RTD and the second thermocouple junction due to the thermal coupling configuration. The RTD generates a signal indicative of a temperature of the RTD. A weighted sum of the first and second signals is indicative of a temperature of the second thermocouple junction, which responds rapidly to temperature fluctuations, due to its having a relatively small thermal mass compared with the RTD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Rosemount Aerospace Inc.
    Inventors: Richard William Phillips, Chansay Em
  • Publication number: 20190293496
    Abstract: A thermocouple assembly for use in a high-temperature gas path that includes a thermocouple. The thermocouple includes a first conductor and a second conductor, the first and second conductors formed of different materials and coupled to one another by junction, a metal sheath surrounding the first and second conductors wherein the metal sheath is substantially coaxial with the both the first conductor and the second conductor. The assembly also includes: a first termination electrically coupled to the first conductor; a second termination electrically coupled to the second conductor; a first connector configured to couple to the first termination; a second connector configured to couple to the second termination; and a housing configured to cover the first and second terminations and the first and second connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: September 26, 2019
    Inventors: Venkata Anil Kumar Mothe, Richard William Phillips
  • Publication number: 20190101455
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to measuring temperature of a fluid within a hydraulic vessel using a temperature probe that has an annular recess circumscribing a projecting sensor tip. The annular recess is configured to permit fluid flow into an aperture region of a vessel wall through which the temperature probe contacts the fluid within the hydraulic vessel. Because the temperature probe projects from the annular recess within the aperture, a net projection dimension, as measured in a projection direction from an interior surface of the vessel wall proximate the aperture to a sensor, is less than a gross projection dimension, as measured in the projection direction from a bottom of the annular recess to the sensor tip. In some embodiments, this configuration advantageously improves a ratio of thermal conductivity between the fluid and the temperature probe and thermal conductivity between the temperature probe and a sensor housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Venkata AnilKumar Mothe, Ramesh Annamareddy, Richard William Phillips
  • Publication number: 20190101456
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to generating a temperature measurement signal based upon a weighted average of signals generated by a resistive temperature detector (RTD) and a thermocouple device. The thermocouple device includes first and second thermocouple junctions. The first thermocouple junction is thermally coupled to the RTD, and the second thermocouple junction is thermally isolated from the RTD. The thermocouple is configured to generate a signal indicative of a difference between first and second thermocouple junctions, which is substantially equal to the difference between the RTD and the second thermocouple junction due to the thermal coupling configuration. The RTD generates a signal indicative of a temperature of the RTD. A weighted sum of the first and second signals is indicative of a temperature of the second thermocouple junction, which responds rapidly to temperature fluctuations, due to its having a relatively small thermal mass compared with the RTD.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Publication date: April 4, 2019
    Inventors: Richard William Phillips, Chansay Em