Instrument Casing Patents (Class 73/431)
  • Patent number: 10861762
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an explosion resistant electronic module having a high-speed interface and a method for electronic contacting of such electronic module via such interface. The electronic module includes an electronic component, an electrical contact area for electrical contacting the electronic component and an encapsulation, which encapsulates at least the electrical contact area. The encapsulation is embodied such that the contact area is contactable through the encapsulation by an electrical contact pin, wherein the encapsulation is filled at least in a portion with a self-healing gelatinous potting compound, which enables the encapsulation to be re-sealed after removal of the contact pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser SE+Co. KG
    Inventors: Bernd Strütt, Christian Strittmatter, Simon Gerwig, Thorsten Siedler, Ralf Leisinger
  • Patent number: 10811180
    Abstract: An electrical transformer system includes an electrical transformer and a depressurization system in fluid communication with an outlet of the electrical transformer. The depressurization system may include a rupture disk having a downwardly facing domed portion extending toward the outlet of the electrical transformer. The domed portion has an apex and a base with a retention portion surrounding the domed portion adjacent the base. A score line network extends circumferentially around the domed portion adjacent the base and spaced apart from the apex. The score line network includes a plurality of serrated score line segments and a plurality of hinge score line extending from the score line segments towards the apex of dome portion. The rupture disk may be interested into a housing assembly with a removable cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: SENTRY GLOBAL SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Gerald D. Basore
  • Patent number: 10801901
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices for positioning, orienting, and/or aligning a stress sensor assembly are provided. In some embodiments, a sensor assembly can be received within a retaining element of a sensor mounting assembly. The sensor mounting assembly can include the retaining element, an adjustment mechanism, a first member, a second member, and a third member. The adjustment mechanism can allow the sensor assembly to be displaced linearly in a proximal and/or distal direction. The first and second members can be pivotally coupled to enable the sensor assembly to be rotated about a first axis, and the second and third members can be pivotally coupled to allow the sensor assembly to be rotated about a second axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Martin Bucher, David Folkner, Dan Tho Lu, Lysle Turnbeaugh, Brian F. Howard
  • Patent number: 10754301
    Abstract: A liquid powered device, including a housing assembly configured to be worn on the wrist of a user. The housing assembly includes a front portion and a back portion. A liquid tank assembly is secured within the housing assembly. The liquid tank assembly has a fluid inlet. A power assembly is secured within the liquid tank assembly. An electronic module assembly is secured within the liquid tank assembly. The power assembly is in fluid communication with the fluid inlet to provide filling of the power assembly. The power assembly and the electronic module assembly are each separately liquid sealed. A pressure relief assembly is positioned within the liquid tank assembly for relief of undesired pressure therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Mark A. Bedol
  • Patent number: 10744294
    Abstract: An apparatus for the supply of humidified gases to a patient is disclosed that comprises a gases supply passage downstream of a humidified gases supply, and upstream of a patient in use, where at least one sensor is embedded in or located on the outside of the wall of the passage. In preferred forms the wall of the passage divides the sensor(s) from a flow of gases in the passage. In use, a controller receives an output of the sensor(s) and derives from the output of the sensor(s) an estimation of a property of gases flowing through the passage or provides a control output to the humidified gases supply according to the output of the sensor(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Dean Antony Barker, Kevin Peter O'Donnell, Martin Paul Friedrich Kramer, Stanislav Tatkov, Therese Clark
  • Patent number: 10718641
    Abstract: A physical quantity measurement device includes a physical quantity measurement sensor and a metal block that is a holding member that includes block surfaces that serve as a plurality of holding portions for holding the physical quantity measurement sensor, and the block surface has a groove formed in a region facing the physical quantity measurement sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Kameta, Shinji Nishio
  • Patent number: 10690422
    Abstract: A method and assembly for conveying heat from a heat exchanger having a housing defining a fluid pathway including at least one fluid passageway leading from an inlet port of the heat exchanger to an outlet port of the heat exchanger, the housing have a first side and a second side, opposite the first side where the housing includes at least one aperture extending through the housing from the first side to the second side and where the aperture is fluidly separate from the fluid pathway and heat from liquid flowing through the fluid pathway is transferred via at least one of conduction or convection to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: General Electric Company, Unison Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Ralph Storage, Scott Richard Lawrence, Ronald Eugene Bruskotter, Walter Arthur Hundley, Jr., Dennis Alan McQueen, Ronald Bruce Schofield
  • Patent number: 10674712
    Abstract: Mounting behavior is detected easily. A mounting behavior detection system includes a mounting-side apparatus, a mounted-side apparatus, and a charging apparatus. The mounting-side apparatus is attached to the neck or the chin of a first domestic animal, is configured to emit a transmission signal, and includes a battery. The mounted-side apparatus is attached at any position from the back to the tail of a second domestic animal and is configured to transmit a response signal in response to the transmission signal. The charging apparatus is configured to transmit power wirelessly to the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventor: Tomoyoshi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10641788
    Abstract: An electronic device includes a base body, a functional element disposed on the base body, a wiring disposed on the base body and electrically connected to the functional element, and a terminal disposed on the base body and electrically connected to the wiring, wherein the terminal includes a non-overlapping region which does not overlap with the wiring. Further, the terminal includes an overlapping region which overlaps with the wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shuichi Kawano
  • Patent number: 10626776
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a particulate matter sensor positioned downstream of a diesel particulate filter in an exhaust system. In one example, a particulate matter sensor may include a spherical assembly with an oblong chamber located therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Xiaogang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10495537
    Abstract: Provided herein is a case for an portable electronic device, the case including: a shell having a first side wall, a second side wall, a top wall and a bottom wall, wherein the top and bottom walls connect the side walls and define a cavity; a plurality of apertures extending through the walls of the shell; a tire pressure gauge connected to and extending from the shell; a tread depth meter connected to and extending from the shell; and a wireless transceiver connected to and extending from the shell, wherein the device is received in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Dana Heavy Vehicle Systems Group, LLC
    Inventor: Harry W. Trost
  • Patent number: 10488304
    Abstract: A sample chamber assembly for molten metal comprises a cover plate and a housing. A first face of the housing has a depression in direct flow communication with a first opening formed at the immersion end of the housing. The cover plate and the housing are assembled together along a first plane to form a sample cavity including the depression. An analysis surface of a solidified metal sample lies in the first plane. The sample cavity and the first opening are aligned along a common longitudinal axis. The first opening is spaced apart from the first plane. A ratio of the thermal diffusivities of the solidified metal sample and the housing material is between 0.1 and 0.5. The housing is inseparable from the solidified metal sample. A portion of the housing is directly adjacent to the solidified metal sample and lies in the first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: HERAEUS ELECTRO-NITE INTERNATIONAL N.V.
    Inventor: Dries Beyens
  • Patent number: 10481172
    Abstract: A sensor includes a sensor core, a deviating component, and an aligning component. The sensor core has a cable that leaves the sensor core in essentially an exit direction, and a counter-structure. The aligning component has an aligning structure adapted to the counter-structure. The deviating component and aligning component define a final alignment of the cable in a direction different than the exit direction. The deviating component is pushed onto the sensor core. The aligning component is pushed laterally onto the sensor core in a mounting direction relative to the sensor core, and is engaged with the counter-structure of the sensor core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Jan Beyersdorfer
  • Patent number: 10466145
    Abstract: A sampler for taking samples from a molten metal bath, particularly a molten steel bath, includes a sample chamber assembly having a cover plate and a housing. The housing has first and second openings for an inflow conduit and a gas coupler, respectively. The first face of the housing includes a distribution zone, an analysis zone and a ventilation zone. A depth of the analysis zone is greater than 1.5 mm and less than 3 mm. The cover plate and the housing assemble together to form a sample cavity. An analysis surface of a solidified steel sample formed within the sample cavity lies in a first plane. In a flow direction of the molten steel, there are no increases in a width dimension of the sample cavity and a ratio of the length to depth of the sample cavity increases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: HERAEUS ELECTRO-NITE INTERNATIONAL N.V.
    Inventor: Dries Beyens
  • Patent number: 10449322
    Abstract: Systems and methods for heating and/or humidifying a respiratory gas or gas mixture delivered to a human or animal patient during spontaneous or mechanical ventilation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Flexicare, Inc.
    Inventor: Ghassem Poormand
  • Patent number: 10401201
    Abstract: A mountable sensor assembly with a ratcheting cover attachment is provided. The sensor assembly may include a sensor circuit, a sensor housing, and a cover. The sensor housing may have walls that define a cavity with an opening for receiving the sensor circuit. The cover may be configured to extend over and seal the opening. The cover may be configured to interface with the walls through a ratcheting mechanism. The ratcheting mechanism may include a plurality of flexible latching fingers that engage solid ridges. The flexible latching fingers have one attached end and one unattached end, such that the flexible latching fingers deflect from the attached end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: VEONEER US, INC.
    Inventor: Jacob Pusheck
  • Patent number: 10352832
    Abstract: A sampler for taking samples from a molten metal bath, particularly a molten steel bath, includes a sample chamber assembly having a cover plate and a housing. The housing has an immersion end provided with an inflow conduit and including a sample cavity including a distribution zone, an analysis zone, and a ventilation zone. The sample cavity is dimensioned into four contiguous segments each of which has a respective length and depth. The four contiguous segments satisfy the formula: (L1/D1)+(L2/D2)+(L3/D3)+(L4/D4)>25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HERAEUS ELECTRO-NITE INTERNATIONAL N.V.
    Inventors: Dries Beyens, Jean-Paul Verhoeven
  • Patent number: 10287871
    Abstract: An assembly for use in subsurface drilling includes a downhole probe supported by a locking mechanism with a bore of a drill string section. The probe comprises a first spider and a second spider at the uphole and downhole sections of the probe. The locking mechanism secures the probes in the bore against axial and rotational movement relative the drill string section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Evolution Engineering Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron W. Logan, Justin C. Logan, David A. Switzer, Patrick R. Derkacz
  • Patent number: 10140536
    Abstract: This invention disclosures a fingerprint identification apparatus and biometric signals sensing method using the same. The fingerprint identification apparatus comprises: a photoelectric sensor, a light module and an identification unit in which the photoelectric sensor with a fingerprint sensing face is to transform light intensity signals into electronic signals; the light module is to produce test light; the identification unit is electrically connected with the photoelectric sensor, wherein, there are different sensing modes with corresponding actions; in the first sensing mode, the identification unit senses a fingerprint image by the photoelectric sensor; in the second mode, the identification unit senses a spectrum by the photoelectric sensor to determine the blood glucose information. Therefore, this fingerprint identification apparatus can detect the fingerprint and blood glucose at the same time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: GINGY TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Chun-Lang Hung, Tsung-Shan Chen
  • Patent number: 10112824
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate that is made of a semiconductor material and has a main surface formed with a recess. The semiconductor device also includes a wiring layer formed on the substrate, an electronic element housed in the recess, and a sealing resin covering at least a part of the electronic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuichi Nakao, Yasuhiro Fuwa
  • Patent number: 10048188
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for sensing particulate matter in an exhaust system of a vehicle. An example system comprises a first outer tube with a plurality of intake apertures on an upstream surface, a second inner tube with a plurality of intake apertures on a downstream surface, and a particulate matter sensor placed within the second inner tube. The second inner tube may be positioned within the first outer tube such that a central axis of the second inner tube is parallel to a central axis of the first outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Xiaogang Zhang, Jianwen James Yi, David John Kubinski
  • Patent number: 10031124
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a contamination resistant sensor port which includes one or more sealing members positioned so as to limit and/or prevent internal contamination of the sensor port with fluids and/or particles present in the environment outside the sensor port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Abbott Diabetes Care Inc.
    Inventor: John R. Galasso
  • Patent number: 9974196
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic device including a casing, a terminal, a substrate, an electric connector, and a conductive adhesive. The terminal is fixed to the casing. The substrate is attached to the casing at a position where at least a portion of the substrate faces the terminal. The electric connector is fixed to a circuit wiring formed in the substrate at a position where the substrate faces the terminal. The electric connector protrudes toward the terminal from the circuit wiring. The conductive adhesive electrically and mechanically connects the terminal to the electric connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuma Uchida, Takamitsu Kubota, Yoshiyuki Kono
  • Patent number: 9726689
    Abstract: The invention relates to sensors, and more particularly, a sensor device having accelerometer and gyroscope integrated into a low cost compact package. The device includes: MEMs wafer; and an ASIC wafer bonded to the MEMs wafer; a wafer-level-package redistribution layer (WLP RDL) formed on a surface of the ASIC wafer; and a ball grid array having a plurality of solder balls that electrically connect the package to a circuit board. The MEMs wafer includes the accelerometer and gyroscope, while the ASIC wafer includes two separate cavities corresponding to the accelerometer and gyroscope, respectively. The ASIC wafer includes electrical circuits/components to process the readout signals received from the accelerometer and gyroscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Hanking Electronics Ltd.
    Inventors: Hemant Desai, Peter Harper, Demetre Kondylis
  • Patent number: 9721537
    Abstract: A motor vehicle display device is provided with information on vehicle operating states which can be displayed in an analog and/or digital manner by display elements, wherein in the direction of viewing of the motor vehicle display device, the display elements are disposed at least in two superimposed planes or plane regions. At least one first plane or one first plane region is provided, in which at least one active display element is disposed, and at least one further plane or one further plane region is provided, which is positioned before the first plane or the first plane region in a viewing direction, wherein only passive display elements are disposed therein, with at least one passive display element being disposed there. In this way the motor vehicle display device is given an appearance with a special 3D effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Volkswagen AG
    Inventors: Sandra Sturmat, Roman Gabbert, Christoph Krawczyk, Janine Bretz
  • Patent number: 9714851
    Abstract: The invention relates to a detection device for detecting a property of a medium, comprising at least one detection sensor, wherein the detection sensor is arranged in a housing, the housing comprising a housing cover. The housing cover is a one-piece molded part, and a compensation element is arranged on or in the housing cover which forms at least one inlet channel with an inlet port for the medium. The inlet channel has a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion and the second portion are arranged at an angle different from zero to each other and a closure means closes the first portion of the inlet channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Benjamin Bertsch, Wolfgang Woernle, Roland Seitz, Michel Walz
  • Patent number: 9629776
    Abstract: A back plate includes an upper portion, a lower surface defining a plane, a first side, a second side, a plurality of first static attachment elements configured to releasably connect to legs of the compression device, and a plurality of second static attachment elements configured to releasably connect to legs of the compression device. Each of the first and second sides can include one of the plurality of first static attachment elements and one of the plurality of second static attachment elements. The distance between one of the plurality of second static attachment elements on the first side and one of the plurality of second static attachment elements on the second side is greater than a distance between one of the plurality of first static attachment elements on the first side and one of the plurality of first static attachment elements on the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventors: Anders Nilsson, Anders Torbjörn Jeppsson
  • Patent number: 9581503
    Abstract: A sensor (200) includes a temperature sensitive element (203); a first tubular member (212); a tubular rib (240); a second tubular member (260); and a tubular mounting member (250) that surrounds the rib through the second tubular member, is rotatable with respect to the rib, and has a threaded portion (254). The rib includes a main body (243) and a protruding portion (242). A flat portion (244L) is formed on a rearward-facing surface of the protruding portion, and an inclined surface (242b) is formed radially outward of the flat portion. A forward-facing surface (250f) of the mounting member is in line contact with the inclined surface at a prescribed contact position (P), and an intersection (R) of the inclined surface and a perpendicular (M) thereto from a radially innermost point (Q) of a forward-facing surface (244f) of the protruding portion is located radially inward of the contact position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takuma Nomura, Go Hanzawa
  • Patent number: 9567212
    Abstract: A micromechanical component includes a first space in which a first sensor is situated and a second space in which a second sensor is situated, different pressures prevailing in the first and second spaces, one of the two spaces extending via a third space to a first lattice structure which is situated in an edge region of the component and is essentially hermetically sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Julian Gonska, Jochen Reinmuth, Kathrin Gutsche, Jens Frey, Heribert Weber
  • Patent number: 9417093
    Abstract: The invention provides a method and several types of devices for converting meter reading signals into data messages including a first message (40) having meter data (44) representing consumption of a utility, and meter diagnostic status data (43), and a second message (60) having meter reverse flow data (63-65) and meter diagnostic data (66) particular to an electronic flow meter, and receiving, said first message (40) and said second message (60) and converting first message and said second message to radio frequency signals (25) and transmitting said radio frequency signals (25) to a receiver (22, 24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Badger Meter, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Olson, Ronald D. Benson
  • Patent number: 9409547
    Abstract: The invention relates inter alia to a sensor (10), in particular for triggering a vehicle security device (1). According to the invention the sensor (10) comprises a support element (40) and a housing part (70), which holds the support element (40), and the housing part (70) consists of a softer material than the support element (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: TAKATA AG
    Inventors: Peter Baumgartner, Hermann Hasse, Oswald Lustig, Thomas Bertram
  • Patent number: 9353880
    Abstract: A gas pressure regulator is provided that includes a body defining a front portion and opposed side portions. A first gas pressure indicator is mounted to a lower end of the front portion of the body, and a second gas pressure indicator mounted to an upper end of the front portion of the body, wherein the first gas pressure indicator and the second gas pressure indicator are stacked in a vertical configuration. Additionally, a pressure adjustment knob is mounted to one of the side portions of the body in one form of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: Victor Equipment Company
    Inventor: Robert A. Boyer
  • Patent number: 9239252
    Abstract: A sensor container includes a container body having an opening portion, a lid that covers the opening portion of the container body, and a plurality of sensors for measuring biological information that are housed in the container body. The container body or the lid has a mark that includes information indicating the usable period of the sensors starting from a point in time when the lid is released from the container body. The mark is covered with a removable seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC HEALTHCARE HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuiko Koga
  • Patent number: 9237684
    Abstract: A measurement transmitter for providing a measured value to a control system, comprising: a sensor having a transducer for outputting a primary signal dependent on the measured value; a first electronic circuit for processing the primary signal to an intermediate signal; a second electronic circuit for processing the intermediate signal to a signal representing the measured value, wherein the second electronic circuit has a signal output for outputting the signal to connection lines; a housing arrangement having a metal material, wherein the first electronic circuit has at least a first circuit carrier, and the second electronic circuit has at least a second circuit carrier, and wherein the first and second electronic circuits are positioned in the housing arrangement spaced from one another. Electrically conducting shielding and high frequency filters for protecting against HF disturbances, which can get into the housing arrangement via the connection lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2016
    Assignee: Endress + Hauser + GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Ruf, Ralph Stib
  • Patent number: 9217664
    Abstract: A vibrating meter is provided. The vibrating meter includes one or more conduits formed from a first material. The vibrating meter further includes a driver coupled to a conduit of the one or more conduits and configured to vibrate at least a portion of the conduit at one or more drive frequencies and one or more pick-offs coupled to a conduit of the one or more conduits and configured to detect a motion of the vibrating portion of the conduit. The vibrating meter further includes a case enclosing at least a portion of the one or more conduits, the driver and the one or more pick-offs. The case is formed from a second material comprising a higher vibrational damping characteristic than the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Micro Motion, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Treat Lanham, Christopher A. Werbach, Anthony William Pankratz
  • Patent number: 9144165
    Abstract: A housing structure includes a shell integrally formed in aluminum and at least one mounting member. The shell includes a bottom wall, a first end wall, a second end wall and a top wall connected to the first end wall and the second end wall. The first end wall and the second end wall extend from opposite ends of the bottom wall. The bottom wall, the first end wall, the second end wall, and the top wall cooperatively form a receiving space with at least one opening. A first installation rail and a second installation rail protrude respectively from inners wall of the first end wall and the second end wall. The at least one mounting member is connected with the first installation rail and the second installation rail to enclose the at least one opening. The disclosure also supplies an electronic device using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Long Yu, Fang-Quan Li
  • Patent number: 9068864
    Abstract: A gauge protector extends about an exterior surface of the gauge. A first relatively soft zone of the protector protects the gauge from damage by shock or impact. A second relatively hard zone of the protector is located adjacent to the first relatively soft zone and is resistant to abrasion for protecting the gauge from damage by contact with abrasive surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: Irwin Industrial Tool Company
    Inventor: Peter Weremchuk
  • Publication number: 20150143901
    Abstract: A sensor includes a sensor element; a circuit board having an element attachment surface on which the sensor element is mounted; a casing member for housing the circuit board, the casing member having a measurement chamber which faces the sensor element and communicates with the target atmosphere through a gas inlet; an annular elastic seal member which is interposed between the element attachment surface and the casing member in such a manner that the elastic seal member is in contact with the element attachment surface. The elastic seal member is made of foamed rubber and has an end surface flat portion which faces the casing member and another end surface flat portion which faces the element attachment. The elastic seal member is interposed between the element attachment surface and the casing member such that the elastic seal member is compressed between the flat portions of the end surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: NGK Spark Plug Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke MATSUI, Shingo YOSHIDA, Shinichi SAWADA
  • Publication number: 20150143902
    Abstract: A sensor (10) having a housing (12) is provided which has a main housing part (14) and a connection part (16) having a connection (18, 20, 22), wherein the connection part (16) is movably attached at the main housing part (14), in such a way that the connection (18, 20, 22) is selectively accessible from two sides of the housing (12). In this connection the connection part (16) has at least three connections (18, 20, 22) and is movable at the main housing part (14) in such a way that the at least three connections (18, 20, 22) are selectively accessible from two sides of the housing (12).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Christoph ANSELMENT, Jakob BURGER
  • Publication number: 20150135846
    Abstract: A package for a device to be inserted into a solid structure may include a building material that includes particles of one of micrometric and sub-micrometric dimensions. The device may include an integrated detection module having at least one integrated sensor and the package arranged to coat at least one portion of the device including the integrated detection module. A method aspect includes a method of manufacturing the device. A system aspect is for monitoring parameters in a solid structure that includes the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: STMICROELECTRONICS S.r.l.
    Inventors: Alberto Pagani, Bruno Murari, Federico Giovanni Ziglioli, Marco Ronchi, Giulio Ricotti
  • Publication number: 20150128697
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a MEMS device package including a hollow tubular part, a top cap formed to cover a top opening of the tubular part, a bottom cap formed to cover a bottom opening of the tubular part, and a sensor device equipped in a cavity of the tubular part. The MEMS device can use tubular parts having a variety of cross sections and also enhance an impact resistance by inserting a damper into the tubular part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Man Kim, Kyu Hwan Oh, Soon Gyu Yim
  • Patent number: 9030190
    Abstract: A measuring device (1) with a housing (2) and two electronic devices (3, 4). To provide a measuring device whose electronics are modular, enabling easy adaptation to self-protection, the measuring device is provided with at least one encapsulated contact element (5) that is designed separately from the electronic units (3, 4) and the housing (2) and is arranged between the two electronic units (3, 4). Furthermore, the contact element (5) has at least one electronic transmission element (6) for creating an electric connection between the two electronic units (3, 4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: KROHNE Messtechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Achim Matt
  • Publication number: 20150122020
    Abstract: A sensor device includes a mounting member having fixation surfaces inside, and at least one electronic component directly or indirectly fixed to the fixation surfaces of the mounting member, and the mounting member constitutes a part of a casing for housing the electronic component. Further, the fixation surfaces are perpendicular to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Masayasu SAKUMA, Yoshihiro KOBAYASHI, Shojiro KITAMURA, Taketo CHINO
  • Patent number: 9016121
    Abstract: A digital apparatus is provided for monitoring environment. The apparatus has a high-pressure chamber easy in maintenance. By using a supporting unit, the chamber is stably set in a container. In addition, the supporting unit reduces problem of saturated-humidity absorption so that wastage of utilities and rate of fake signals are both decreased. Thus, the chamber is prevented from mist and vapor for keeping good function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council
    Inventors: Hsun-Hua Tseng, Jinn-Yih Wu, Tin-Yu Liaw
  • Patent number: 9016122
    Abstract: A dust-proof structure for a measuring tool, includes: a case provided with an opening formed through a surface opposed to a protection plate thereof; a solar panel accommodated in the case through the opening of the case; an intermediate panel pressing an outer circumferential portion of the solar panel against a bottom wall of the case; a display device disposed at an inward portion of the intermediate panel and opposed to the solar panel with a gap; a cover attached to close the opening of the case; a screw used to secure the cover and the intermediate panel to the case; and a temporary-fixing unit disposed between the intermediate panel and the case, the temporary-fixing unit temporarily fixing the intermediate panel to the case while the outer circumferential portion of the solar panel is pressed against the bottom wall of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Mitutoyo Corporation
    Inventors: Rie Arai, Shuji Hayashida, Yuji Oura
  • Publication number: 20150090030
    Abstract: According to an exemplary aspect a transducer arrangement comprising a supporting structure; a transducer die arranged on the supporting structure; and a lid comprising a porous material connected to the supporting structure and arranged to at least partially cover the transducer die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventor: Horst THEUSS
  • Publication number: 20150090031
    Abstract: A blood glucose meter having a compact housing, a display unit disposed on the housing, the display unit including a display light source to illuminate the display unit, an input unit disposed on the housing, the input unit configured to provide input functions for the blood glucose meter, and a power source provided within the housing for providing power to the blood glucose meter, where the housing includes a port integrated on said housing configured to receive a blood glucose test strip, and corresponding methods of measuring blood glucose meter is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Tae Wan Andrews, Stephen C. Bubrick, Sheilah S. Estoesta, Brad D. Etter, Hyoung Yoon Park, Gene Ming Pon, Christopher V. Reggiardo, Heber E. Saravia
  • Publication number: 20150082883
    Abstract: Hail event recorders are provided which are useful in assessing the occurrence and severity of hail on roofing components, including shingles. An article as provided herein is in some embodiments attached to a roof, and a subsequent hail storm causes a physical change in a recording panel surface present on the hail damage recorder. Providing a plurality of standardized test swatches created under laboratory conditions of varying bombardments of different-sized hail and at different velocities and angles of attack enables comparison of a deformed recording panel surface to the laboratory-created test swatches, enabling verification of the occurrence of a hail event, and its severity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas R.C. Moffatt
  • Publication number: 20150075281
    Abstract: In a gas sensor comprising a housing, a membrane and a sensor element, wherein the housing comprises a measuring chamber and an air supply opening, the sensor element is disposed in the measuring chamber and the membrane separates the measuring chamber from the air supply opening, a particularly good air exchange should be achieved. This is accomplished by providing a flow guiding device in the air supply opening of the housing. The flow guiding device here projects into the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Thomas NIEMANN, Jürgen PALLOKS, Volker SKWAREK, Falko STRACKERJAN
  • Publication number: 20150077233
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some implementations a retractable environmental detector system includes two portions, a base or retractor unit that can be attached to a ceiling and a retractable environmental detector operably coupled to the base or retractor through a flexible retractable connector that retracts and extends the retractable environmental detector from and to the base or retractor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Lehti