Plural Zones (e.g., Indoor-outdoor) Patents (Class 374/189)
  • Patent number: 9880043
    Abstract: A liquid level detection device at least includes a heating member that heats a container, a temperature measurement element disposed on a side of the heating member opposite to the container, a thermal conductor disposed between the heating member and the container, an elastic body that presses the heating member with a certain amount of force, a terminals for supplying power to the heating member, a fixture that covers the heating member, the temperature measurement element, the thermal conductor, the elastic body and the terminals and mount those on the container, wherein the heating member does not come into contact with the terminals when at least one of the thermal conductor and the fixture is inappropriately mounted on a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yasutaka Ochiai, Makoto Saito, Fumitake Unezaki
  • Publication number: 20090041086
    Abstract: A method for measuring the temperature at various locations in a furnace adapted to heat-treat a metal part commences by placing one or more devices at various location within the furnace. Each device is an inorganic/metallic skeletal structure residual from firing a mixture of binder and one or more of inorganic or metallic particles at a temperature that chars the binder to form the inorganic/metallic skeletal structure of a determined shape. A physical parameter of the skeletal structure determined shape is monitored after firing of the furnace. Then, the monitored physical parameter is compared to a plot of temperature versus the physical parameter to determine the temperature of the furnace at the various locations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Publication date: February 12, 2009
    Applicant: The Edward Orton, Jr. Ceramic Foundation
    Inventors: Gary Childress, James Litzinger, Thomas McInnerney
  • Patent number: 6955463
    Abstract: There is provided a display device which comprises a display housing. The display housing has an internal compartment defined by a plurality of connected panels. At least one of the panels is a heat-conducting panel which simulates a glass window. Moreover, a heat source is disposed within the inside compartment for generating heat therein. In addition, a plurality of window coverings each having a specific heat insulation property corresponding thereto are further provided. Each respective one of the plurality of window coverings are removably mountable to the display housing to insulate the heat conducting through the heat-conducting panel from within the internal compartment. By doing so, a consumer is able to determine the heat insulation property of each respective on of the plurality of window coverings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2005
    Assignee: 3 Day Blinds, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. McCarty, Kelly Ann Reed, Michael W. Edwards
  • Publication number: 20020150144
    Abstract: An electronic candy and oil thermometer includes a housing having a visual display for displaying indicia associated with a plurality of candy cooking stages and a plurality of fried foods. The housing includes a controller having operating protocols and a memory for storing predetermined optimal temperature ranges for each said candy cooking stage and each said fried food. The electronic thermometer also includes a temperature sensing probe projecting from the housing for obtaining temperature readings and transmitting the temperature readings to the controller, and a control interface provided on the housing and in communication with the controller for selectively activating either a first of the operational protocols for monitoring temperatures associated with the candy cooking stages or a second of the operational protocols for monitoring temperatures associated with the fried foods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Publication date: October 17, 2002
    Inventors: Peter A. Chapman, Hughes Sanoner
  • Patent number: 4968153
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an indoor-outdoor thermometer adapted to be used on motor vehicles. The structure, preferably of transparent plastic material, also includes the concept of insulating material in order to improve the accuracy of temperature measurements. In order to improve transparency through the device, the insulation is placed only on areas of the device closest to the temperature sensors. In order to provide maximum visibility through the device transparent insulation is preferentially used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: November 6, 1990
    Inventor: John A. Stachoviak
  • Patent number: 4449574
    Abstract: A ventilation device including a heat exchanger having thermosensitive elements each placed, respectively at the inlet of an air-feeding passage, the inlet of an air-discharging passage and the outlet of the air-feeding passage and a display unit for showing temperature detected by the respective thermosensitive elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1982
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1984
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masataka Yoshino, Yoshiki Hashimoto, Yasunori Ushikosi