Mounting And Connection Patents (Class 73/756)
  • Patent number: 11519805
    Abstract: In a vacuum gauge that controls a temperature of a sensor section to a high temperature, a circuit board can be sufficiently cooled without applying air to the vacuum gauge from outside. The vacuum gauge includes a sensor section that communicates with a measurement space via a connection port and outputs an output signal according to a pressure in the measurement space, a heater provided around the sensor section to heat the sensor section, a circuit board arranged on a side opposite to the connection port with respect to the sensor section, a first inner case that accommodates the sensor section and the heater, a second inner case that accommodates the circuit board, and an outer case that surrounds the first inner case and the second inner case and forms a flow path, through which outside air flows, together with the first inner case and the second inner case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: HORIBA STEC, CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Junya Nakai, Sotaro Kishida
  • Patent number: 11513016
    Abstract: A semiconductor device for ambient sensing including: a cap traversed by a hole; and a main body mechanically coupled to the cap so as to delimit a cavity, which is interposed between the main body and the cap. The main body includes a semiconductor body and a coupling structure, which is interposed between the semiconductor body and the cap and laterally delimits a channel, which fluidically couples the cavity and the hole. The channel performs a mechanical filtering that is finer than the mechanical filtering performed by the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS S.r.l.
    Inventors: Mikel Azpeitia Urquia, Giorgio Allegato
  • Patent number: 11458272
    Abstract: A medical device measures a pressure of a pressurized breathing gas and includes a pressure sensor arranged at a point of measurement and measures the pressure of a sample gas at a sampling point. The sampling point and the point of measurement are connected by a pressure sampling tube in which a pressure wave of the sample gas can propagate from the sampling point to the point of measurement. The tube has a sampling tube volume and an acoustic impedance. The device further includes a damping arrangement fluidly communicating with the tube. The damping arrangement includes a flow restrictor and a receptor chamber arrangement. The receptor arrangement includes a receptor chamber which receives the pressure wave. The restrictor correlates to the acoustic impedance to prevent acoustic resonance in the tube. The receptor chamber correlates at least to the tube volume to prevent acoustic resonance in the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: MAQUET CRITICAL CARE AB
    Inventor: Magnus Hallbäck
  • Patent number: 11454644
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for indicating the presence of a directional differential pressure between separated adjacent spaces are provided. A differential pressure set point indicator may be configured to correlate multiple potential angles of inclination of an elongated conduit to respective threshold differential pressures between two spaces which generate net flow of fluid sufficient to cause a lightweight ball to move from one region of the conduit to an opposing region. The elongated conduit may be adjustable in length so as to accommodate installation of the device into walls of varying thickness. The device may include a sound attenuator that reduces noise upon impact of the ball with either end of the conduit. The device may also include a sealing material that is flexible yet firm enough to provide both a seal with the exterior surface of the conduit and support for the conduit when oriented in a tilted configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: AirFlow Direction, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian M. Wiseman
  • Patent number: 11415475
    Abstract: An apparatus for indicating the presence of a threshold directional differential pressure between separated adjacent spaces includes a first conduit and an inclined second conduit containing at least one movable element that indicates a threshold pressure difference between the two spaces. The apparatus may provide a compact arrangement while allowing the movable element to have a suitable travel path length within the second conduit. The travel path may include a first stop and a second stop. An imaginary axis or plane passing through a center of a first conduit may intersect the travel path between the first stop and the second stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: AirFlow Direction, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian M. Wiseman
  • Patent number: 11408790
    Abstract: A fluid circuit monitoring system for monitoring a fluid circuit includes a pressure sensor for sensing a pressure of fluid flowing in the fluid circuit and an interface member fluidly communicating the fluid circuit to the pressure sensor. The fluid circuit monitoring system may be used to monitor a pressure or temperature differential between an inlet and outlet of the fluid circuit and determine a fluid flow rate of the fluid circuit. The pressure differential, temperature differential, or fluid flow rate can be logged and used to determine if preventative maintenance should be performed on the fluid circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: OVH
    Inventors: Guillaume Le Henaff, Matthieu Hennekinne, Jules Hermann Bonenfant, Christophe Maurice Thibaut
  • Patent number: 11397120
    Abstract: An interface pressure sensor includes a fluid pressure sensor disposed in a volume defined by a shear wall. The volume is enclosed, and the fluid pressure sensor is encapsulated by, an infill material. The infill material defines a sensing surface that, when pressed, can impart a force that is detectable by the fluid pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert K. Montgomery, II, Chin San Han
  • Patent number: 11300468
    Abstract: A pressure-sensor device (1) comprises: —a pressure-sensitive component (5, 5a, 6), having a sensor body (5) that includes an elastically deformable membrane part (5a) and at least one detection element (6) suitable for detecting a deformation of the membrane part (5a); —a structure (2, 3) for supporting the pressure-sensitive component (5, 5a, 6), having at least one passageway (15) for a fluid of which a pressure is to be measured, the supporting structure (2, 3) comprising: —a supporting body (2) with respect to which the sensor body (5) is positioned in such a way that its membrane part (5a) is exposed to the fluid exiting the at least one passageway (15), the supporting body (2) having at least one through cavity (14), —at least one compressible element (20, 21), which is configured for compensating possible variations of volume of the fluid and which delimits at least in part at least one respective duct for the fluid (20a, 21a) having an inlet end and an outlet end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: ELTEK S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giorgio Martinengo
  • Patent number: 11253400
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to the field of medical treatment and therapy of mammalian tissue. More specifically, it relates to coverings and/or dressings that provide negative pressure at mammalian tissue sites, such as at one or more sites of surgical, non-surgical, and/or traumatic wounds, to promote closure and healing of the wounds. A key embodiment of the disclosed invention entails the use of a dressing that comprises a sponge that is shaped so as to create a vector force inward bringing wound edges together to promote healing, especially upon application of negative pressure. Other key features of the disclosed invention are its simplicity, its low cost, and that it is completely mechanical and lacks the need for any electronic components. The disclosure also relates to devices, systems, kits and methods for providing said negative pressure at said mammalian tissue sites and promote healing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: MIDWEST TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher G. Zochowski, Keith R. Berend
  • Patent number: 11231302
    Abstract: A mountable circuit assembly is provided. The mountable circuit assembly may be a remote sensor assembly for mounting on sheet metal of a vehicle assembly. The assembly may include a sensor circuit, a housing and a mounting portion. The housing may include a cavity for receiving the sensor circuit. The housing may include first and second locking features. The first locking feature may be on an opposite side of a lock opening from the second locking feature. The mounting portion may be configured to lock into the sheet metal opening in the sheet metal. The mounting portion may have a post such that a plurality of locking features engage the mounting portion. Each locking feature may engage the post at a different position along the longitudinal axis of the post to fasten the housing to the mounting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: VEONEER US, INC.
    Inventor: Jacob Pusheck
  • Patent number: 11230947
    Abstract: The gas turbine engine can have an accessory gearbox having a sump; an oil tank; a user interface configured to generate a signal upon receiving a user input indicative of an oil measurement reading; and a pump configured to pump oil from the sump to the oil tank upon receiving the user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Richard Kostka, David Menheere
  • Patent number: 11225888
    Abstract: A method of distributing oil to a component within a gas turbine engine includes directing a first oil flow from an oil source to an engine component and back to the oil source, directing a second oil flow from the oil source to a generator driven by the engine and back to the oil source, monitoring a parameter of the second oil flow downstream of the generator and upstream of the oil source, detecting a contaminant in the second oil flow based on the parameter, and reducing the second oil flow to the generator when the contaminant is detected without reducing the first oil flow to the engine component. A shared oil system for a component of a gas turbine engine and a generator driven by the gas turbine engine is also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: David Waddleton, Daniel Matthew McGuire
  • Patent number: 11209295
    Abstract: A mountable circuit assembly is provided. The mountable circuit assembly may be a remote sensor assembly for mounting on body panel of a vehicle assembly. The assembly may include a sensor circuit, a housing and a mounting portion. The housing may include a cavity for receiving the sensor circuit. The housing may include first and second locking features. The first locking feature may be on an opposite side of a lock opening from the second locking feature. The mounting portion may be configured to lock into the body panel opening in the body panel. The mounting portion may have a post such that the first locking feature and the second locking feature engage the mounting portion inside the one or more post openings to fasten the housing to the mounting portion. The first and second locking features may be aligned to reduce deflection of the post during insertion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: VEONEER US, INC.
    Inventor: Jacob Pusheck
  • Patent number: 11199463
    Abstract: A pressure sensor system including at least one pressure sensor unit configured as a system-in-package, the pressure sensor unit encompassing a supporting structure including a cavity and a sensor element situated in the cavity; the supporting structure being formed by a land grid array/mold premold structure (LGA/MPM) and signal-processing elements being integrated into and/or on the supporting structure; the pressure sensor unit being introduced into a pressure sensor housing provided with a diaphragm and being supported therein, and a residual volume of the pressure sensor housing provided with at least one diaphragm being filled with an incompressible fluid; and the pressure sensor housing including a groove extending around the pressure sensor unit, in which a sealing ring is situatable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Vijaye Rajaraman, Holger Scholzen, Thomas Klaus
  • Patent number: 11172833
    Abstract: In an example, this document discloses an apparatus for insertion into a body lumen, the apparatus comprising an optical fiber pressure sensor. The optical fiber pressure sensor comprises an optical fiber configured to transmit an optical sensing signal, a temperature compensated Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) interferometer in optical communication with the optical fiber, the FBG interferometer configured to receive a pressure and modulate, in response to the received pressure, the optical sensing signal, and a sensor membrane in physical communication with the FBG interferometer, the membrane configured to transmit the received pressure to the FBG interferometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Phyzhon Health Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Eberle, Diana Margaret Tasker, Howard Neil Rourke
  • Patent number: 11153962
    Abstract: A header for a semiconductor device, includes a main body section having an upper surface, and a cavity formed in the upper surface, a heat dissipation section provided on the upper surface of the main body section, and a wiring board provided inside the cavity. The wiring board includes a substrate having a first principal surface, and a second principal surface provided on an opposite side from the first principal surface, a first conductor pattern provided on the first principal surface, and having a mounting section on which a semiconductor element is mounted, and a second conductor pattern provided on the second principal surface, and bonded to an inner wall surface of the cavity and the heat dissipation section. A portion of the first conductor pattern extends beyond the heat dissipation section when viewed in a thickness direction of the wiring board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Kimura, Takumi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11105697
    Abstract: A measuring system for detecting pressure and/or density, having at least one process connector, a diaphragm, a measuring unit, a housing and a display, wherein a process pressure acts via the process connector on the diaphragm and the measuring unit converts a stroke of the diaphragm caused thereby into a rotational movement of a pointer when the process pressure is changed via the measuring unit, and the pointer on the display shows the pressure applied on the diaphragm on a scale. The measuring system includes a connecting piece which includes the process connector, a meter base and a tubular extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jeff Christian, Thomas Simon, Anton Voelker
  • Patent number: 11035294
    Abstract: Bypass turbine engine, comprising a gas generator surrounded by a nacelle and connected to the latter by tubular arms, a primary flow duct within the gas generator being externally delimited by a first annular casing of the gas generator, and a bypass flow duct of a secondary flow around the gas generator being internally delimited by a second annular casing of the gas generator and externally by a third annular casing of the nacelle, the second and third casings being connected together by at least some of the tubular arms, characterized in that it comprises at least one lubricant tank located in the annular space that extends between the first and second casings, and lubricant supply means of the tank or of each tank that comprise at least one supply line extending from the or each tank to at least one filler opening located at the level of the third casing, passing within at least one of said arms connecting the second and third casings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventors: Frédéric Paul Eichstadt, Nicolas Maurice Hervé Aussedat, Bellal Waissi
  • Patent number: 11009146
    Abstract: A sealing valve is provided for a sensor that includes a sensing element and a sensor opening that exposes the sensing element. The sealing valve includes a housing that is configured to be mounted to the sensor such that an internal channel of the housing fluidly communicates with the sensor opening. The sealing valve includes a float element configured to float along a surface of the liquid. The float element is configured to move within the internal channel between an open position and a closed position. The float element is configured to close the sensor opening to the internal channel in the closed position. The sensor opening is open to the internal channel when the float element is in the open position. The float element is configured to rise with the surface of the liquid within the internal channel toward the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Teledyne Detcon, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey Lynn Landis
  • Patent number: 10996124
    Abstract: A high accuracy capacitive pressure transducer capable of performing measurements at a fixed temperature, with stability better than ±2 mK, in the temperature range of 15° C.-30° C. and which does not require the use of correction for thermal transpiration effect. The pressure transducer includes a vacuum gauge having a pressure sensor and a pressure sensor sheath, a temperature control unit secured in a cap; an aluminum block having a lower surface in contact with the pressure sensor sheath and an upper surface in contact with a main plate; and a temperature sensor located between the main plate and the upper surface of the aluminum block. The vacuum gauge is connected to a vacuum system by means of a connecting pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: TUBITAK
    Inventor: Rifat Kangi
  • Patent number: 10935448
    Abstract: A pressure detection device includes a base plate having first and second principal surfaces and a through-hole in which a fluid to be measured flows. A pressure sensor arranged above the first principal surface to cover the through-hole outputs an electric signal corresponding to the pressure of the fluid. A housing includes a recessed portion and first and second capacitor holders. The recessed portion retains the base plate and first and second lead terminals electrically connected to the pressure sensor and allows a part of each of the lead terminals to be exposed. The capacitor holders each includes an outwardly opened recess and together hold a capacitor electrically connected to the lead terminals. Each of the capacitor holders obliquely protrudes from an outer shape of the housing to both sides when viewed in a plan view in a direction from the first principal surface to the second principal surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignees: NIDEK TOSOK CORPORATION, NIPPON SEIKI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kobayashi, Shigehiro Kataoka, Yoshihiro Kamimura
  • Patent number: 10928262
    Abstract: A pressure-sensor device (1) comprises: a pressure-sensitive component (5, 5a, 6), having a sensor body (5) that includes an elastically deformable membrane part (5a) and at least one detection element (6) suitable for detecting a deformation of the membrane part (5a); a supporting structure (2, 3) for supporting the pressure-sensitive component (5, 5a, 6), having a passageway (15) for a fluid of which a pressure is to be measured. The supporting structure (2, 3) comprises: a supporting body (2) with respect to which the sensor body (5) is positioned in such a way that its membrane part (5a) is exposed to the fluid exiting the passageway (15), the supporting body (2) having at least one through cavity (14), a compressible body (16), which is configured for compensating possible variations of volume of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: ELTEK S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giorgio Martinengo
  • Patent number: 10914647
    Abstract: A capacitive sensor for monitoring stresses acting in a construction structure and having a multi-layer structure provided with an upper conductive layer defining an upper outer surface of the sensor. A lower conductive layer defines a lower outer surface. At least a first structural layer of insulating material is in contact with the upper conductive layer and at least a second structural layer of insulating material is in contact with the lower conductive layer. At least a first plate layer of conductive material and at least a second plate layer, of conductive material, and at least one dielectric layer is interposed between the first plate layer and the second plate layer to define at least one detection capacitor inside the multi-layer structure of the sensor. The upper and lower conductive layers jointly defining an electromagnetic screen for screening the detection capacitor against electromagnetic interference originating from outside the capacitive sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventors: Francesco Pappalardo, Agatino Pennisi, Elio Guidetti, Angelo Doriani
  • Patent number: 10866196
    Abstract: A system for use in performing maintenance on a turbine rotor. The system includes a rotor mount configured to receive the turbine rotor, a robotic device, a visual inspection device removably coupleable to the robotic device, and a computing device. The computing device is configured to direct the robotic device to evaluate, with the visual inspection device, the turbine rotor at different circumferential locations thereof to obtain rotor axis data, determine a centerline of the turbine rotor based on the rotor axis data, generate a coordinate system including the centerline of the turbine rotor, direct the robotic device to evaluate, with the visual inspection device, each blade on at least one stage of the turbine rotor to obtain blade position data relative to the centerline, and populate the coordinate system with the blade position data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Lukasz Sajdak, Dariusz Zybura, Anna Ewa Swieca, Kamil Koszarny
  • Patent number: 10828415
    Abstract: A photopheresis system (200) is disclosed, and that may be configured to execute one or more protocols. These protocols include: 1) protocols (400; 430; 460) for purging air out of a centrifuge bowl (210) used by the photopheresis system (200); 2) protocols (500; 510 550) for assessing the installation/operation of one or more pressure domes (330) used by the photopheresis system (200); and 3) protocols (580; 600; 660; 700; 740) for collecting buffy coat from blood processed by the photopheresis system (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: MALLINCKRODT HOSPITAL PRODUCTS IP LIMITED
    Inventors: Dennis Briggs, Simon Do, Eric Rabeno, Abdoulaye Sangare, Mark Vandlik, Vicki Fluck, Christopher Turek
  • Patent number: 10772564
    Abstract: Intravascular devices, systems, and methods are disclosed. In some instances, the intravascular device is a guide wire that includes separate sections with engaged core components. For example, a sensing guide wire can include a proximal portion having a proximal core member and at least one proximal electrical conductor and a distal portion coupled to the proximal portion, the distal portion having a distal core member, a sensing element, and at least one distal electrical conductor coupled to the sensing element, wherein engagement structures of the proximal and distal core members are engaged and wherein the at least one distal electrical conductor is coupled to the at least one proximal electrical conductor such that the at least one proximal electrical conductor is in electrical communication with the sensing element. Methods of making, manufacturing, and/or assembling such intravascular devices and associated systems are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: David Burkett, Eric Henderson
  • Patent number: 10745956
    Abstract: In a touch sensor unit, since a base portion is provided with a hard resin portion for holding a curved state of a sensor portion deformed in conformity to a curved shape of a door frame of a tail gate, even when the base portion is not fixed to the tail gate, it is possible to hold the curved state of the base portion. Therefore, after the curved base portion is fixed to the tail gate with a double-sided adhesive tape, even if the double-sided adhesive tape is degraded with age, a restoring force of the sensor portion does not remove the double-sided adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Okada
  • Patent number: 10748243
    Abstract: An image distortion transformation method for transforming an original image by an imager having an original distortion profile to a transformed image optimized for a distortion processing unit includes inputting the original image from the imager into the transformation unit, inputting an original image distortion profile into the original distortion profile memory of the transformation unit, and inputting a target distortion profile into the target distortion profile memory of the transformation unit. The target distortion profile is different from the original distortion profile. The method further includes transforming the original image into a transformed image by transforming the distortion profile of the original image from the original image distortion profile to the target image distortion profile, and outputting the transformed image from the transformation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: ImmerVision, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrice Roulet, Xiaojun Du, Jocelyn Parent, Pierre Konen, Simon Thibault, Pascale Nini, Valentin Bataille, Jhinseok Lee, Hu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10712182
    Abstract: Apparatus and Methods for fabricating apparatus having a hermetic seal to seal a portion of an apparatus, for example and without limitation, a portion having a MEMS sensor. One such method uses crimping devices to compress a seal in a cavity formed in a housing that includes a MEMS sensor attached to a stress isolator. Under such compression, the seal deforms to hermetically seal surfaces around the inside, outside and bottom of the stress isolator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: DUNAN SENSING LLC
    Inventor: Tom T Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10704977
    Abstract: A pressure sensor includes a connection portion provided with a screw portion configured to fix the pressure sensor to a combustion chamber of a vehicle engine; a hollow liquid-enclosing container fixed to one end of the connection portion; a pressure transmission fluid enclosed inside the liquid-enclosing container; a diaphragm fixed to one end of the liquid-enclosing container and elastically deformed when receiving pressure to transmit the pressure to the pressure transmission fluid; a pressure detection element fixed to the other end of the liquid-enclosing container and detecting the pressure transmitted to the pressure transmission fluid and converts the detected pressure into an electric signal; and a heat-dissipating rod provided inside the liquid-enclosing container. The connection portion and the liquid-enclosing container, and the connection portion and the diaphragm are mechanically connected to each other by welding or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Kaga, Tomonari Misawa, Kousaku Morita, Hiroshi Onuki
  • Patent number: 10524367
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a electronic assembly and a housing. The electronic assembly comprises a sensor module mounted on or encapsulated within a substrate. The housing generally has a sensor cavity configured to receive the electronic assembly, a connector cavity configured to connect with a wire harness connector, a wall separating the sensor cavity and the connector cavity, and a plurality of terminals having a first end extending from the wall into the sensor cavity and a second end extending from the wall into the connector cavity. The first end of each terminal is generally configured to form an electrical and mechanical connection with a respective conductive pad of the substrate. The wall separating the sensor cavity and the connector cavity generally comprises an overlap configured to set an amount of deflection experienced by the first end of each terminal when the electronic assembly is inserted in the sensor cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: VEONEER US INC.
    Inventors: Jacob Pusheck, Ankur Doshi, Joshua Forwerck
  • Patent number: 10506934
    Abstract: The disclosure includes an apparatus for insertion into a body lumen. The apparatus can comprise an optical fiber pressure sensor. The optical fiber pressure sensor can comprise an optical fiber configured to transmit an optical sensing signal. A temperature compensated Fiber Bragg Grating (FBG) interferometer can be in optical communication with the optical fiber. The FBG interferometer can be configured to receive a pressure and modulate, in response to the received pressure, the optical sensing signal. A compliant member such as a sensor membrane can be in physical communication with the FBG interferometer. The membrane configured to transmit the received pressure to the FBG interferometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Phyzhon Health Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Eberle, Diana Margaret Tasker, Howard Neil Rourke, David J. Spamer
  • Patent number: 10370878
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a touch sensor unit. A conductive component is arranged between a pair of electrodes which are arranged inside an insulating tube, and the conductive component includes: a body section, which extends in a longitudinal direction of the insulating tube; and a convex section, which is arranged on an outer circumference of the body section, extends along the longitudinal direction of the body section, and sinks into the pair of electrodes. Short circuit or non-short circuit and so on of the electrodes can be detected by detecting the resistance value of the conductive component. Merely by inserting the conductive component into one end in the longitudinal direction of the electrodes, the pair of electrodes are electrically connected, and only the convex section sinks into the pair of electrodes, therefore the insertion load of the conductive component can be reduced, and the terminal treatment can be simplified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBA Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Orihara, Hideki Kubota, Minori Shoda, Mitsuhiro Okada
  • Patent number: 10345182
    Abstract: A sensor element for recording at least one property of a fluid medium. The sensor element includes at least one housing that forms at least one wall of at least one flow channel that can be traversed by the flow of the fluid medium. In the wall, at least one pressure tap branches off from the flow channel. At least one pressure sensor for recording a pressure of the fluid medium is configured in the pressure tap. Provided in the wall is at least one outflow contour that at least partially surrounds an orifice of the pressure tap and is adapted for diverting impurities flowing along the wall away from the orifice of the pressure tap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Benjamin Plogmann
  • Patent number: 10345124
    Abstract: An industrial process assembly for carrying a process fluid conveyed through process piping includes a wafer having a sealing surface of a first type and a fitting having a sealing surface of a second type, different from the first type. The wafer includes a bore for carrying the process fluid and the fitting is attached to process piping. An adapter has a first sealing surface for mating with the sealing surface of the wafer and a second sealing surface for mating with the sealing surface of the fitting. The adapter is positioned between the wafer and the fitting. The adapter further includes an inner bore having a same diameter as the bore of the wafer in some embodiments. An additional adapter is provided on a second side of the wafer in some embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: DIETERICH STANDARD, INC.
    Inventor: Kyle Joseph Palmiscno
  • Patent number: 10337600
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for in-situ filtering and monitoring of a lubricating fluid which includes, among other elements, a housing, a filter assembly and a lubrication monitoring module. The housing is adapted for being secured directly to a source of lubricating fluid and defines an internal filter chamber. The filter assembly is positioned at least partially within the internal filter chamber of the housing and the lubrication monitoring module is in fluid communication with the internal filter chamber of the housing. The filter assembly and the lubrication monitoring module are arranged so as to create first and second flow paths for lubricating fluid within the housing. The first flow path directs a portion of the lubricating fluid from the source, through the filter assembly where it is conditioned and returned to the source. The second flow path directs a second portion of the lubricating fluid from the source to the lubrication monitoring module and subsequently it is returned to the source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Cody M. Ture
  • Patent number: 10280072
    Abstract: In an electronic component with a component housing and an integrated circuit with sensor function which is accommodated in a plastic electronic housing, wherein the component housing has a cutaway in the region of the circuit with sensor function so that the integrated circuit can perform its function as a sensor through the cutaways, the component housing lies flush with the edge of the cutaway on the electronic housing and is joined in sealing manner with an adhesive bond to the electronic housing. The component housing has an approximately vertical section on the edge of the cutaways, which section extends along the side of the electronic housing. A horizontal section is also present and projects horizontally over the electronic housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: HELLA GMBH & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Silvio Fedgenhaeuer, Sergej Tonewizki, Ingo Zoyke
  • Patent number: 10191076
    Abstract: A flow of air induces vibration of a tip of an airflow sensor. A cantilever coupled to the tip vibrates as the tip is displaced, and a piezoelectric element associated with the cantilever generates an electrical signal in response to mechanical stress or strain induced by vibration of the cantilever. A control element that is in communication with the piezoelectric element of the cantilever receives the electrical signal and derives at least one parameter indicative of the flow of air sensed by the sensor. The control element communicates or otherwise transmits an output signal that is indicative of the parameter to an output device to display sensor data to a user as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Board of Trustees of the University of Alabama, for and on behalf of the University of Alabama in Huntsville
    Inventors: Gang Wang, Felix Ewere
  • Patent number: 10190929
    Abstract: Provided are a pressure sensor device and method for making the same. A base member and a pressure sensor chip are joined so that a pressure receiving portion is aligned with a through hole. A pressure introduction unit and the base member are positioned and joined so that through holes thereof are continuous. The pressure introduction unit has a stepped portion in an end portion on an opened end side, and has a protruding portion protruding from the stepped portion to the base member side in an end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eisuke Sato, Shigeru Shinoda, Kimihiro Ashino
  • Patent number: 10054469
    Abstract: An electrical process control sensor assembly 10 for sensing a process or machine parameter, the assembly 10 including a sensor body 12 and a head 14, the body 12 defining a body interior 20. The assembly includes a sensing device 22 at least partially located in the body interior 20. The head 14 defines a head interior 24 which communicates with the body interior 20. The assembly 10 includes a connector arrangement 26 located in the head interior 24. The assembly 10 includes internal communicating members 28 extending between the sensing device 22 and the connector arrangement 26, the connector arrangement 26 connecting, in an installed condition, the internal communicating members 28 to external communicating members 30 to permit electrical communication therebetween. The head 14 defines a port 34 through which the external connecting members 30 are located in the installed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: LONGVALE LIMITED
    Inventors: Ben Hiron-Jones, Nathan Dear
  • Patent number: 10024747
    Abstract: A pressure port assembly and related components and methods are disclosed. In some instances, the pressure port assembly may comprise a pressure port body, including pressure port bodies composed of a continuous material. Pressure port bodies within the scope of this disclosure may be coupled to pressure sensing elements, including pressure transducers. Apertures or other flow paths may be provided across a pressure port body. Methods of integrally forming a pressure port body comprising a continuous material are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rick Russell, Jonathan Cheney, Scott Sidwell, Luca Salmaso, Jeff Chance, Greg Liddiard
  • Patent number: 10012334
    Abstract: An attachment structure for a pressure detector that is such that the pressure detector is attached in an airtight manner within an insertion hole of an attachment tool main body attached to a mechanical device or pipelines, with a pipe, a gasket presser, a gasket, a split ring, and a bonnet. The configuration is such that the gasket presser and the split ring are inserted into the insertion hole of the attachment tool main body, the bonnet is inserted into the insertion hole, the bonnet is fastened to the attachment tool main body side, the gasket presser and the gasket are pressed by the split ring, and sealing portions are formed between the bottom surface of the insertion hole and one end surface of the gasket and between the tip end surface of the gasket restraint and the other end surface of the gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignees: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED, NIDEC COPAL ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryousuke Dohi, Kouji Nishino, Nobukazu Ikeda, Masaki Fukasawa, Katsumi Ishiguro
  • Patent number: 9927315
    Abstract: A sensor unit including a measuring cell with a section-wise heat-conducting surface, a housing in which the measuring cell for the most part is contained, and an access channel to the measuring cell. The sensor unit includes a cavity that is confined for the most part by an outer surface of the measuring cell and by a wall of the housing facing towards the surface of the measuring cell. The cavity is closed in itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: INFICON GMBH
    Inventors: Hansjakob Hanselmann-Willi, Francesco Scuderi
  • Patent number: 9884757
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to sensor and sensing devices, systems and methods. In an embodiment, a micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) device comprises at least one sensor element; a framing element disposed around the at least one sensor element; at least one port defined by the framing element, the at least one port configured to expose at least a portion of the at least one sensor element to an ambient environment; and a thin layer disposed in the at least one port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Bernhard Winkler, Rainer Leuschner, Horst Theuss
  • Patent number: 9868629
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes: a semiconductor element; a case; a terminal made of a conductive material and embedded in the case, a part of the terminal being exposed to the outside, having an outermost surface that includes a first film, and having a base portion; a bonding wire that is connected to the first film and electrically connects the semiconductor element and the terminal; and a protection member that is more flexible than the case and covers a contact portion of the terminal contacting with the bonding wire. The first film is removed from an area around the contact portion with the bonding wire in the part of the terminal being exposed to the outside, causing the base portion to be exposed. An exposed portion of the base portion and the protection member adhere to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobukazu Oba, Yasuhiro Yamashita, Wataru Kobayashi, Eiji Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9763622
    Abstract: A sensor element comprises a sensor section comprising a sensor unit configured to measure a physiological variable or any other signal in a living body and to generate a sensor signal in response to the variable or other signal, and a bond section comprising contact members configured to electrically connect at least one signal transmitting microcable. The bond section is coated with an electrically insulating material and the sensor unit is left uncoated. The sensor element may further comprise an intermediate section between the sensor section and the bond section. The intermediate section includes electric connection lines configured to connect the contact members to the sensor unit. The intermediate section is also coated with the electrically insulating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: ST. JUDE MEDICAL COORDINATION CENTER BVBA
    Inventor: Shawn Boye
  • Patent number: 9664581
    Abstract: A pressure sensor includes a sensor chip that detects a pressure and generates an electric signal; a package that has an opening and an internal space in which the sensor chip is accommodated; and flying leads that protrude from the package into the internal space. The sensor chip is connected to the flying leads. Then, the sensor chip is disposed away from an inner wall of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Hideo Imai
  • Patent number: 9645197
    Abstract: A method of operating a testing system is provided, wherein the testing system has a test machine and a probe module, which has a first probe set and a second probe set. One of the first probe set and the second probe set can be connected to the test machine. The method includes the following steps: connect the test machine and the first probe set; calibrate the testing system; abut the first probe set against a DUT to do electrical tests; disconnect the first probe set and the DUT; disconnect the test machine and the first probe set; connect the test machine and the second probe set; calibrate the testing system again; abut the second probe set against the DUT to do electrical tests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: MPI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wei-Cheng Ku, Shao-Wei Lu, Hao Wei, Yu-Tse Wang
  • Patent number: 9581468
    Abstract: Methods for fabricating a hermetic seal to seal a portion of an apparatus, for example and without limitation, a portion having a MEMS sensor. One such method uses crimping devices to compress a seal in a cavity formed in a housing that includes a MEMS sensor attached to a stress isolator. Under such compression, the seal deforms to hermetically seal surfaces around the inside, outside and bottom of the stress isolator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: DUNAN SENSING, LLC
    Inventor: Tom T. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9562819
    Abstract: A polymeric remote seal system is provided for coupling a single-use container to a pressure measurement instrument. The polymeric remote seal system includes a process-side coupling, an instrument-side coupling and a fluidic coupling therebetween. The process-side coupling is configured to couple to the single-use container and is formed of a radiation sterilizable polymer. The process-side coupling has a process-side deflectable diaphragm that is configured to deflect in response to pressure within the single-use container. The instrument-side coupling is configured to couple to the pressure measurement instrument and is formed of a radiation sterilizable polymer. The instrument-side coupling is configured to fluidically convey fluid pressure to an isolation diaphragm of the pressure measurement instrument. Tubing fluidically couples the process-side coupling to the instrument-side coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Rosemount Inc
    Inventors: Paul R. Fadell, Mark S. Schumacher, Joshua M. Price, Fred C. Sittler