Housing, Support, Or Adjunct Patents (Class 374/208)
  • Patent number: 10301899
    Abstract: A containment device for containing leakage from a stuffing box is provided. The containment device can have a base defining an interior space, a structural member positioned substantially vertically with an interior passage sized to allow a polish rod to pass through and a lid. The containment device can be adapted for connection to the stuffing box so that a bottom of the structural member rests on the stuffing box when the containment device is installed on the stuffing box. The containment device can be installed by removing a dust cap from the stuffing box and attaching the containment device to a top of the stuffing box with the interior passage aligning with the stuffing box. The dust is installed on top of the lid and the lid placed on the base. The polish rod can then be run through the interior passage of the containment device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Jayson King
  • Patent number: 10147536
    Abstract: Provided is a reactor that can be manufactured without holding an assembly when the assembly is fixed to a mounting plate via a bonding layer. The reactor includes a coil, a magnetic core, an interposed insulating member, a metal mounting plate, and a bonding layer. The interposed insulating member is provided with an inwardly interposed portion, a first interposed end face portion, and a second interposed end face portion. The interposed insulating member is obtained by combining a plurality of divided pieces that includes a divided piece having the first interposed end face portion, and a divided piece having the second interposed end face portion. The divided pieces are respectively provided with engaging portions that engage with each other, and the first interposed end face portion and the second interposed end face portion are each provided with a leg piece that separates the coil from the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: AutoNetworks Technologies, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouhei Yoshikawa, Seiji Shitama, Takashi Takada, Shintaro Nanbara
  • Patent number: 10126179
    Abstract: A temperature sensor includes a detector and a first mold-resin body. The detector includes: a temperature sensing element which is disposed at a first end part of the detector, a terminal which is disposed at a second end part of the detector, and a lead wire for coupling the temperature sensing element to the terminal. The first mold-resin body covers the temperature sensing element, a portion the terminal, and the lead wire. The temperature sensor further includes a second mold-resin body which covers an another portion of the terminal and the first mold-resin body; the another portion of the terminal is exposed from the first mold-resin body. Then, a gate mark is formed on a surface of the second mold-resin body; the surface faces a side of the first end part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiya Motooka, Masaki Kita, Hiroshi Shigemura, Yasurou Kurahara, Seiji Tamura
  • Patent number: 10107694
    Abstract: A sensor arrangement and a set of sensor arrangement elements are disclosed. In an embodiment the sensor arrangement includes a connector piece having a first connection part; and a sensor element having a second connection part, which is connectable to the first connection part or is connected to the first connection part, wherein the sensor arrangement, in case the connector piece and the sensor element are connected to one another, includes a plug-connection part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: EPCOS AG
    Inventors: Oliver Bard, Wolfgang Grundmann
  • Patent number: 10107124
    Abstract: A modular egress seal assembly includes an annular plate with an axially extending aperture. A base plate is mountable to the annular plate. The base plate includes an aperture extending along the axis when said base plate is mounted to the annular plate thereby forming an axial passageway and a cover plate mountable to said annular plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: William W. Rice
  • Patent number: 10060331
    Abstract: A temperature indicating cap assembly includes a radiator cap that is removably attached to a fill neck on a radiator. A temperature indicator is coupled to the radiator cap. The temperature indicator is in thermal communication with the radiator when the radiator cap is removably coupled to the radiator. The temperature indicator indicates a safe temperature, a caution temperature and a danger temperature. In this way the temperature indicator communicates when the radiator cap may be safely removed from the radiator. A lock is coupled to the radiator cap and the lock is comprised of a thermally reactive material. Moreover, the lock engage the fill neck when the temperature of the radiator is above the caution temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: William Ocasio
  • Patent number: 9971316
    Abstract: A process variable transmitter for use in an industrial control or monitoring process is provided and includes a housing with a cavity formed therein which extends between first and second housing openings. The transmitter further includes a process variable sensor configured to sense a process variable of the industrial process. An electronics carrier assembly is mounted in the cavity and is configured to define a first compartment and a second compartment in the cavity and provide a seal therebetween. Measurement circuitry is carried by the electronics carrier assembly in the first compartment and configured to receive a process variable signal and provide an output. An electrical connection is carried on the electronics carrier assembly in the second compartment and is electrically coupled to the output of the measurement circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Rosemount Inc.
    Inventors: Jinjie Jia, Dirk Bauschke, Kirsten Norman, Todd Larson
  • Patent number: 9954726
    Abstract: A method includes a compute node transmitting data to a port of a first switch at a first data transfer rate, monitoring the temperature of the port, and a management node providing an instruction to the compute node in response to the port temperature exceeding a temperature limit, wherein the instruction instructs the compute node to reduce the first data transfer rate to the port. The method further includes the compute node reducing the data transfer rate to the port in response to receiving the instruction. The method is applicable to multiple compute nodes transmitting data to multiple ports of a first switch. The data transfer rate may be reduced by throttling the compute node, renegotiating a link speed between the compute node and the port, or redirecting data to another switch. The methods facilitate thermal control of a switch without its own thermal throttling capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Shareef F. Alshinnawi, Gary D. Cudak, Jeffrey S. Holland, Mark McCool, Pradeep Ramineni
  • Patent number: 9909929
    Abstract: A temperature sensor includes a temperature detecting section including a temperature-sensitive element, a cylindrical housing disposed on a proximal end side of the temperature detecting section, a connector member disposed on a proximal end side of the housing, and a buffer member which is elastically deformable and disposed between the connector member and the housing. The connector member includes a connector counter surface located on a side of the housing in an axial direction along a longitudinal axis of the housing. The housing includes a housing counter surface located opposite to the connector counter surface. The housing counter surface and the connector counter surface are separated from each other so that a gap is present therebetween. The buffer member is disposed deformably in the gap so that the connector member and the housing are movable relative to each other in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Susumu Shibayama
  • Patent number: 9848577
    Abstract: Apparatus for managing animals such as but not limited to livestock. In some embodiments, an ear tag assembly has a tag, a backing member and an elongated shaft assembly configured to pierce and extend through an outer ear (auricle) of the animal. A first temperature sensor is disposed within the shaft assembly to obtain an ear temperature measurement of the animal. A second temperature sensor obtains an ambient temperature measurement adjacent the animal. A control circuit accumulates temperature data from the first and second temperature sensors in a tag memory for subsequent transfer, via a wireless communication network, to a data collection unit. Additional sensors may be utilized. In some cases, the backing member may house a battery to power the control circuit. The backing member may be removably attachable to the shaft to allow replacement of the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Herddogg, Inc.
    Inventors: Melissa Brandao, David W. Proctor
  • Patent number: 9804035
    Abstract: A thermometer has temperature sensing tip, a processor taking temperature readings and determining a sensed temperature reading of the living being from the temperature sensing tip. The thermometer also includes a display and a backlight for lighting the display. The backlight is activated upon a command from the processor and the processor determines whether to activate the backlight based upon the temperature readings. The method embodiment can includes the steps of using the processor to monitor a temperature change indicated by a temperature sensing element. The processor then detects a temperature decrease and activates a first color light emitting element to backlight a display if the temperature decrease exceeds or equals a predetermined threshold. The thermometer is operable in one of a plurality of selectable operating modes, and the predetermined threshold is dependent upon the selected operating mode. For example, operating modes may depend on patient age range or measurement location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Aleksan Yildizyan, Rich Thrush, Kelly M. White, Amanda Jane Wilson, Ali Cem Yildirim, Richard McDuffie
  • Patent number: 9612049
    Abstract: A refrigeration system for a mobile unit includes a refrigeration loop (32), an air duct (70), a sensor (34) and a shock absorption unit (36). The refrigeration loop includes a compressor, a condenser, a refrigerant regulator and an evaporator (64). The air duct directs air from an air inlet to the evaporator, which air duct is defined by first and second panels. The sensor is disposed in the air duct. The shock absorption unit mounts the sensor to and provides a limited thermal conduction path between the sensor and the first panel (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Zhigang Wu, Degang Fu, Yun Li, Stevo Mijanovic, Mark J. Perkovich, Thomas D. Radcliff
  • Patent number: 9593985
    Abstract: In one or more implementations, a temperature measuring system is provided, including a temperature sensing probe having (a) a thermistor operatively connected to a first conductor and (b) a resistor operatively connected to a second conductor, and a temperature determination application stored in a memory of a computing device operatively connected to the temperature sensing probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: KINSA, INC.
    Inventors: Edo Segal, Kent Suzuki, Michael Fusaro, Dmitro Panin, Inder Singh
  • Patent number: 9523650
    Abstract: An improved temperature sensor assembly (15) comprising a temperature sensing probe (16) having a temperature sensing portion (18), a terminal portion (21), and an intermediate portion (20) between the temperature sensing portion and the terminal portion; a mounting element (28) in sliding engagement along a first axis (x-x) with the intermediate portion of the temperature sensing probe such that the temperature sensing probe is movable linearly relative to the mounting element in an axial direction; the mounting element configured to attach to an open tip thermowell (100) such that the temperature sensing portion of the probe is exposed to a process environment (104); the temperature sensing probe comprising a stop (19) configured to bear against a seat (108) in the thermowell; and a spring element (24) arranged between the stop and the mounting element and configured to bias the stop and the mounting element linearly away from each other in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Conax Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Richard A. Lyon, Thomas P. Oakley, Jr., Steven M. Dale
  • Patent number: 9442024
    Abstract: A multi-mode temperature measuring device includes a first case, a second case, an IR sensing element and a wave-collection element. The first case has a measuring portion and a bottom portion, which are located at opposite sides of the first case. The measuring portion has a first through hole. The second case is connected with the first case and is rotatable from a first position to a second position. The IR sensing element is disposed at the measuring portion and corresponding to the first through hole. The wave-collection element is disposed in the second case and has a second through hole. When the second case is located at the first position, the second through hole is disposed opposite to the first through hole. When the second case is located at the second position, the second case is fixed at the bottom portion of the first case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: AVITA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hsuan-Hao Shih, Jui-Teng Wang, Ta-Chieh Yang
  • Patent number: 9373832
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a spacer used in a battery pack having a plurality of battery cells mounted in a pack case, wherein the spacer is configured to have a top shape corresponding to the inner shape of the pack case in vertical section and a bottom shape corresponding to the outer circumferential shape of the battery cells in vertical section so that the spacer can be mounted in a space defined between the battery cells and the pack case, grooves, in which electrical connection members are mounted, are formed at the top of the spacer, and the spacer includes at least one temperature detection member mounting part including a horizontal opening open in one direction or in opposite directions and a vertical opening communicating with the horizontal opening so that a temperature detection member is inserted from one side of the spacer and mounted in a space defined between the battery cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Youngsun Park, SooRyoung Kim, Seunghyun Bang, Won Joon Choi
  • Patent number: 9249987
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for mounting a temperature sensor, a gas valve, a power delivery unit, a controller and/or any other suitable object or device to a water heater tank. An illustrative but non-limiting example may be found in a mounting bracket that includes a polymeric body that has a sensor portion configured to receive a temperature sensor. The sensor portion may have a distal end that extends into and supports the temperature sensor within the water heater tank, and may include a shell disposed over at least a portion of the sensor portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Regan Foster, Thomas M. Johnson, Don C. Kennedy, Lynn Fliger, Bruce L. Hill
  • Patent number: 9222840
    Abstract: The dual temperature sensor for an engine includes a first sensor configured for detecting the temperature of an engine and for generating at least one information signal corresponding to the detected temperature of the engine, and a second sensor configured for detecting the temperature of the engine coolant and for generating at least one information signal corresponding to the detected temperature of the engine coolant within the engine. An insulator is positioned between the first sensor and the second sensor. The dual temperature sensor is mounted in the thermostat housing such that the first sensor of the dual temperature sensor is positioned outside the thermostat housing wall so that the first sensor is in communicating relation with the engine and the second sensor of the dual temperature sensor is positioned inside the thermostat housing in communicating relation with the engine coolant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventor: Ali A. A. J. Shammoh
  • Patent number: 9145101
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the securing of a garnish in a vehicle. The garnish is disposed over the airbag and secures to one or more apertures in the vehicle. The garnish includes a cover, which hides the airbag before it is deployed. A tether is attached to the cover. The tether extends from the cover, and includes a flexible securing portion which is received in the vehicle aperture. When the airbag deploys, the garnish is displaced. Displacement of the garnish, and deployment of the airbag, is enabled by the flexible securing portion, which deforms in response to the airbag, thereby allowing deployment while maintaining attachment of the cover to the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel F. Gillay
  • Patent number: 9143021
    Abstract: A structure which enables highly accurate detection of the temperature of the stator windings of a dynamo-electric machine. A terminal base (12) integrated with a stator by resin molding is provided with: positioning sections (13, 14, 15) for three-phase stator windings (100, 101, 102); and a positioning section (16) for a thermistor (17). The positioning section (16) is disposed between the positioning sections (14, 15). The thermistor (17) is insert molded on the terminal base (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kentaro Haruno, Yuki Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 9057647
    Abstract: A detached-type temperature indicator and method for using the same is disclosed. The indicator includes a temperature sensing module and a temperature display module. These two modules are separated apart with a distance, and the temperature change sensed by the temperature sensing module can be displayed on the separate temperature display module without using any power sources. This indicator is suitable for observing the magnetic sensing patterns which reflect the temperature variations within the package from the exterior of the package without opening the package. Also, this indicator may be used repeatedly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Jian-Ren Chen, Leii H. Chang, Chen-Ying Kao, Ju-Chia Kuo
  • Patent number: 9039277
    Abstract: The invention relates to a temperature sensor comprising: a temperature-sensitive element (3); and a peripheral casing (7) accommodating the temperature-sensitive element (3) and having a closed end (9), the peripheral casing (7) being able to be inserted into a corresponding cavity (11), characterized in that the closed end (9) of the peripheral casing (7) has a peripheral portion (21) revealing, butted against the closed end, a flexible assembly stop (23) after said peripheral portion (21), said stop (23) being able to deform towards the peripheral portion (21) by shape cooperation with the bottom (15) of the corresponding cavity (11). The subject of the invention is also a process for manufacturing a temperature sensor as described above and a method of assembling said sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: SC2N
    Inventors: Dominique Le Bouquin, Jean-Pierre Robic
  • Patent number: 9033574
    Abstract: A thermal analyzer (100) includes: a furnace tube (9) made of a transparent material; a heating furnace (3); a sample holding part (41, 42) arranged inside the furnace tube; a first support base (12); a second support base (14); a measurement chamber (30) connected to the furnace tube; a first movement part (22) for moving the first support base and the second support base between a measurement position, at which the furnace tube is connected to the measurement chamber, and a sample setting position, at which the sample holding part is exposed on a rear end side with respect to the furnace tube and the heating furnace; and a second movement part (24) for moving only the second support base to a sample observation position, at which the heating furnace is advanced and the furnace tube is exposed. Accordingly, the sample is observable from outside the exposed furnace tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: HITACHI HIGH-TECH SCIENCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kanji Nagasawa, Kentaro Yamada, Shinya Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9028143
    Abstract: A sensor arrangement includes at least two sensor components. Each sensor component includes a housing with at least one sensor element. The housings each include at least one connecting device. The at least one connecting device can be used to mechanically connect the at least two sensor components to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Epcos AG
    Inventors: Oliver Bard, Wolfgang Grundmann, Michael Kubiak
  • Patent number: 9028137
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for thermal adaptation, comprising at least one surface element arranged to assume a determined thermal distribution, said surface element comprising a first heat conducting layer, a second heat conducting layer, said first and second heat conducting layers being mutually thermally isolated by means of an intermediate insulation layer, wherein at least one thermoelectric element is arranged to generate a predetermined temperature gradient to a portion of said first layer. The invention also relates to an object such as a craft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: BAE Systems Hägglunds Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Peder Sjölund, Jussi Myllyluoma
  • Patent number: 9028136
    Abstract: A method for determining a blackbody temperature of an electrical discharge may include providing a radiometer with a sensor aperture, positioning a viewing aperture sheet between the sensor aperture and the electrical discharge, and providing the viewing aperture sheet with a viewing aperture therethrough, determining an area of the viewing aperture, determining a distance of the sensor aperture from the viewing aperture, observing the electrical discharge with the sensor aperture through the viewing aperture to obtain radiometer data, and calculating the blackbody temperature based at least on the radiometer data, the area of the viewing aperture and the distance of the sensor aperture from the viewing aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Michael M. Ladd
  • Patent number: 9022644
    Abstract: The present inventions, in one aspect, are directed to a temperature sensing apparatus comprising a micromachined thermistor configured to output voltage and/or current signals which are/is correlated to an ambient temperature. The micromachined thermistor includes a micromachined thermistor structure suspended over and released from the substrate, wherein the micromachined thermistor structure includes a temperature dependent characteristic (e.g., resistance to an electrical current), and electrical contacts connected to the micromachined thermistor structure, wherein the electrical contacts are adapted to conduct the voltage and/or current signals. The apparatus, in one aspect, includes measurement circuitry, to generate data which is representative of the ambient temperature using the electrical resistance of the micromachined thermistor structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: SiTime Corporation
    Inventors: Carl Arft, Aaron Partridge, Paul M. Hagelin
  • Patent number: 9022646
    Abstract: A sensor module for acquiring the temperature in the interior of a vehicle is disclosed. The sensor module has a temperature sensor for acquiring the interior temperature, and a radiation sensor for acquiring an insolation. Information provided by the radiation sensor is used to correct the interior temperature acquired by the temperature sensor, and the temperature sensor and the radiation sensor are arranged in a common first housing and make electrical contact with conductor tracks of a carrier board via first contact elements. A device for determining the temperature in the interior of a vehicle with the aid of such a sensor module is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: VALEO Schalter and Sensoren GmbH
    Inventors: Joachim Hentschel, Thomas Findeisen, Otto Mueller
  • Publication number: 20150115044
    Abstract: Disclosed is a thermostat unit having at least two thermostats, which are held at a normed rail. The two thermostats are arranged transversely to the rail axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Katherine Claber, Gary Silk
  • Patent number: 9016936
    Abstract: A method of calibrating a temperature sensor of a chemical microreactor envisages: determining an airflow along a path in such a way as to cause a thermal exchange between the airflow and a chemical microreactor, which is provided with an on-board temperature sensor and is set along the path; and detecting a temperature in the airflow downstream of the microreactor, in conditions of thermal equilibrium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventors: Marco Angelo Bianchessi, Alessandro Cocci
  • Patent number: 8992081
    Abstract: A high temperature measurement probe comprises an elongate probe body having a measuring head which in use is located in a hot fluid flow. The probe further comprises a thermocouple extending along the interior of the probe body to terminate at a temperature-sensing thermocouple junction inside the measuring head. The probe body has internal passages for circulation of a coolant fluid therein. The measuring head contains a channel, one end of the channel forming an inlet for receiving hot fluid from the hot fluid flow and another end of the channel forming an outlet for discharging the hot fluid received at the inlet. Between the inlet and the outlet a section of the channel extends along the length direction of the probe body. The thermocouple runs along the section of the channel with the thermocouple junction proximate the upstream end of the section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventors: Peter Ireland, Andrew Wilson, Steven Thorpe, Damian Martin
  • Patent number: 8992075
    Abstract: A sensor apparatus and sensor apparatus system for use in conjunction with a cassette, including a disposable or replaceable cassette. In some embodiments, the cassette includes a thermal well for permitting the sensing of various properties of a subject media. The thermal well includes a hollow housing of a thermally conductive material. In other embodiments, the cassette includes sensor leads for sensing of various properties of a subject media. The thermal well has an inner surface shaped so as to form a mating relationship with a sensing probe. The mating thermally couples the inner surface with a sensing probe. In some embodiments, the thermal well is located on a disposable portion and the sensing probe on a reusable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: Dean Kamen, N. Christopher Perry, Jason A. Demers, Brian D. Tracey, Arun D. Chawan, Kevin L. Grant
  • Patent number: 8979360
    Abstract: A system for cooling and holding a testpiece in an effective manner while the testpiece is subjected locally to high heat flux. The testpiece includes an inside face extended by parallel strips that leave between them channels for passing a cooling fluid, and parallel fins of an intermediate part are inserted between the strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Alban Du Tertre, Alain Pyre, Didier Guichard, Daniel Cornu, Christophe Verdy, Christian Coddet
  • Publication number: 20150071327
    Abstract: A low pressure temperature sensor for measuring the temperature of a substrate during semiconductor device manufacturing is generally described. Various embodiments describe a gas chamber having an opening disposed within a dielectric plate of a platen with a seal disposed around the opening in the gas chamber such that the opening in the gas chamber may be sealed against the substrate. Furthermore, a temperature sensor and a spring are disposed in the gas chamber, the spring biased to place the temperature sensor in contact with the substrate. Additionally, a gas source configured to pressurize the gas chamber with a low pressure gas in order to increase thermal conductivity between the substrate and the temperature sensor is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Krampert, Roger B. Fish
  • Patent number: 8974115
    Abstract: In one or more implementations, a temperature measuring system is provided, including a temperature sensing probe having (a) a thermistor operatively connected to a first conductor and (b) a resistor operatively connected to a second conductor, and a temperature determination application stored in a memory of a computing device operatively connected to the temperature sensing probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Kinsa, Inc.
    Inventors: Edo Segal, Kent Suzuki, Michael Fusaro, Dmitro Panin, Inder Singh
  • Patent number: 8974116
    Abstract: There is provided a heat sink for measuring temperature of electronic component. The heat sink includes a heat radiating plate, a fin, a heat receiving plate, and a temperature detector. The heat radiating plate has a first surface that receives heat from the electronic component. The fin is for radiating heat energy conducting through the heat radiating plate and is connected to the heat radiating plate. The heat receiving plate arranged apart from the heat radiating plate has a second surface movable to be parallel to the first surface. The temperature detector that detects a temperature is disposed on the heat receiving plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Tomomi Okamoto, Hiroshi Yamada, Ryuji Ito, Osamu Higashi
  • Publication number: 20150059469
    Abstract: A device for monitoring the temperature and level of liquid food in a container is provided. The device includes an upper base and a lower elongate housing member. A plurality of temperature sensors are located along the length of the elongate housing member. The device may include a retaining lip which allows the device to be hung over the edge of a food container, with the elongate housing member extending down into the liquid food. Signals received from the individual sensors can be used to determine both the temperature of the liquid and the level or volume of the liquid in the container, using the known distances between the individual sensors. Information regarding the liquid temperature and level can then be transmitted from the monitoring device to an external receiver. The device may also comprise an energy harvesting device which converts heat energy from the liquid into electrical energy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen A. Batti, Erik Magner, Mark B. Roberts
  • Patent number: 8961008
    Abstract: A temperature transmitter includes a dual-compartment housing and a head-mount temperature transmitter electronics module. The dual-compartment housing has a first compartment and a second compartment. The first compartment is configured to receive field wiring at a terminal block through at least one conduit. The first and second compartments are separated except for an electrical feedthrough therebetween. A head-mount temperature transmitter electronics module is disposed in the second compartment and is operably coupled to the terminal block in the first compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Rosemount Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Bronczyk, Aaron A. Perrault
  • Patent number: 8955344
    Abstract: An HVAC sensor assembly for sensor deployment within an HVAC air passage defined by passage walls is provided. In some instances, the HVAC sensor assembly includes a base mountable to a passage wall of an HVAC air passage, and a support member attached to and extending out from the base and configured to project into the HVAC air passage. The HVAC sensor assembly may include one or more HVAC sensors secured to the support member such that the one or more HVAC sensors are positionable and then maintainable at a field configurable distance from the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Milan Kostelecky, Cory Grabinger, William J. Bray
  • Patent number: 8950936
    Abstract: In a prior-art nail puncture test, it has been difficult to measure the temperature at a short-circuiting portion, which is closely related to the scale of an accident which occurs. As a solution, A nail puncture test device having a temperature measurement function, a sheath thermocouple, and a fixing portion 6 of the sheath thermocouple, wherein a bottomed hole through which the sheath thermocouple is inserted is bored in the axial direction from a head portion to the vicinity of the distal end at the center part of the outer frame, and the sheath thermocouple is fixed to the outer frame by the fixing portion 6 in a state where the sheath thermocouple is inserted into the bottomed hole and the distal end thereof having a temperature measurement point is in contact with the bottom of the hole is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignees: Honda Motor Company Limited, Okazaki Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Masaji Sawa, Naoki Maruno, Masaru Yamana
  • Patent number: 8950934
    Abstract: Device for measuring the flash point of liquids and solids includes a measurement chamber (formed by a measurement basin and a lid) and which is provided with means for heating the liquid or the solid in the basin, an electrical igniter having a spark gap, temperature sensors, a pressure measuring apparatus and a press-on device for tightly connecting the measurement basin and the lid. A control device is provided in order to control the heating means, the igniter and the press-on device and to collect the measured values of the temperature sensors and the pressure measuring apparatus. The control device is formed by a computer designed as an embedded system, which is connected to the heating means, the igniter, the press-on device, the temperature sensors and the pressure measuring apparatus by means of an interface device. The measurement chamber and the control device are arranged in a common housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Grabner Instruments Messtechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Nicolas Haas, Klaus Hense
  • Patent number: 8944678
    Abstract: An instrumentation rake assembly comprises a rake tower capped at an immersed end and mated to a lead carrier at a base end. The rake tower comprises a curved wall oriented along a longitudinal axis and supporting a plurality of probe holders. The curved wall has an inner surface defining an internal passage for carrying instrumentation from the probe holders to the lead carrier. In another aspect, an instrumentation rake assembly comprises a plurality of rake towers, each having a base end and an immersed end, and each rake tower being coupled at its immersed end to one or more other rake towers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Zachary John Snider, Sylvain Pierre, Kurt Kramer Schleif
  • Patent number: 8936396
    Abstract: A thermometer includes a body member and a tip member with a thermal contact surface secured to the body member. A thermal sensor mounted on the inside of the tip member is adapted for sensing a thermal contact surface and producing a temperature signal. A set of lead wires is coupled to the thermal sensor for transmission of the temperature signal. A display module is disposed in the body member. A processor is electrically connected to the set of lead wires to receive the temperature signal for display of a corresponding temperature reading. An electric generator having a motor with a rotary shaft is disposed in the body member. The motor is driven for generating electric energy when the rotary shaft is rotated. A capacitor is electrically connected to the electric generator for storing the electric energy generated by the electric generator and supplying the electric energy to the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Mesure Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chu-Yih Yu
  • Patent number: 8931952
    Abstract: A temperature monitoring device that can automatically collect temperature data and wirelessly interface with a workflow management system. The device is provided in a portable housing and incorporates one or more temperature sensors, such as a physical probe, infrared sensor, or RFID transceiver, along with an interface for wirelessly communicating with a host personal device that has been programmed with temperature management tasks. The device may be used to automatically collect temperatures and provide wirelessly provide the data to the host for monitoring and tracking as part of a comprehensive workflow management system that includes food safety monitoring and compliance programs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Par Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Langdoc, Scott Leapman, Facundo Formica, Russell Megonigal
  • Patent number: 8931954
    Abstract: A thermometer includes a body member and a tip member with a thermal contact surface secured to the body member. A thermal sensor mounted on the inside of the tip member is adapted for sensing a thermal contact surface and producing a temperature signal. A set of lead wires is coupled to the thermal sensor for transmission of the temperature signal. A display module is disposed in the body member. An electric generator with a start voltage and an operation voltage is disposed in the body member. A capacitor is electrically connected to the electric generator for storing the electric energy generated by thereof and supplying the electric energy to the processor. A voltage switch with a threshold voltage is electrically connected between the capacitor and the processor, in which the threshold voltage is lower than the operation voltage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Mesure Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chu-Yih Yu
  • Patent number: 8931951
    Abstract: A time-temperature indication device includes a first reservoir having a fluid disposed therein, and a capillary tube. The capillary tube is disposed proximate to the first reservoir to receive fluid from the first reservoir responsive to changes in viscosity of the fluid based on changes in temperature. The capillary tube restricts flow of the fluid out of the first reservoir into the capillary tube to enable fluid flow only in a single direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: John A. Thomas, Jason E. Tiffany, Lawrence W. Hunter, Terry E. Phillips
  • Patent number: 8926176
    Abstract: A thermowell is provided for positioning on a pipeline or tank to measure the temperature. The thermowell comprises a head for receiving a probe, and the well has a closed end. An elongated hollow tubular connects the head and the well. The tubular includes one or more tubular parts, each of a selected axial length, joined by a friction welding to one of the more of the head, the well or another of the tubular parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: PGI International, Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter Mark Middleton, Larry A. Quick
  • Patent number: 8926175
    Abstract: An adapter slip configured to be seated in a fluid port, the adapter slip including a lumen, an exterior wall, a shoulder, and a sleeve. The lumen extending along a length of a longitudinal axis, the lumen configured to receive a temperature probe. The exterior wall including a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, wherein the proximal end portion includes a tapered portion tapered at an acute angle with respect to the longitudinal axis. The shoulder extending outward from the exterior wall distal to the tapered portion configured to engage with a distal end of the fluid port. The sleeve configured extend within the lumen and project a predetermined distance beyond the proximal end portion of the exterior wall, the sleeve including a sleeve lumen and a closed proximal end, the sleeve lumen configured to receive at least a temperature sensor of the temperature probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Wendler
  • Patent number: 8926171
    Abstract: A balance for a simultaneous differential thermal analysis instrument that combines gravimetric measurements with measurements that require propagation of electrical signals from the sample holder to an apparatus for recording the electrical signals. In one embodiment of the present invention, conductive cross-flexure pivots are used in a parallel guided balance to mechanically and electrically couple the components of the balance mechanism to the apparatus that records the electrical signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Waters Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Robert L. Danley, Xiaoping Hu
  • Patent number: 8920025
    Abstract: An electronic device, suitable for registering the temperature of a foodstuff in a oven provided with a door with a handle is disclosed. The device includes a casing with a user interface and a temperature probe suitable for being inserted into the food. The casing includes hook for connecting the device to the oven door, preferably to its handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Fabrizio Luigi Andreatti