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Electronic device with integrated temperature sensor and manufacturing method thereof
12/18/14 - 20140369386 - A microfluidic-based sensor, comprising: a semiconductor body, having a first and a second side opposite to one another in a direction; a buried channel, extending within the semiconductor body; a structural layer, of dielectric or insulating material, formed over the first side of the semiconductor body at least partially suspended...

Immersible fast responding thermocouple assembly
12/04/14 - 20140355652 - A sealed, immersible, fast responding, coaxial thermocouple assembly and mounting arrangement thereof, for fast temperature reading of high flow rate liquid streams in mixing valves comprising an insulated first-metal wire and a surrounding dissimilar second-metal tube, the second-metal tube is crimped at a first end over a stripped extremity of...

Temperature probe for a temperature control unit
11/27/14 - 20140348207 - A temperature probe comprises a thermocouple with a cross-section having flattened sides and rounded ends, and a method of manufacturing a thermocouple for a temperature probe comprising the step of flattening a round thermocouple wire....

Systems and methods of measuring temperature in industrial environments
11/27/14 - 20140348208 - A temperature detector and method of measuring temperature to obtain temperature readings in environments, such as fluids and gasses, by measuring electrical characteristics of the temperature detector that are influenced by the temperature. The temperature detector can be arranged such that a plurality of measurements can be obtained to provide...

Probe thermometer
11/13/14 - 20140334523 - A probe thermometer comprises a main body, a probe, a self-tapping thread, a temperature sensing unit and a display unit. The interior of the main body has a circuit board. The probe includes a measuring end and a coupling end which couples the main body. The self-tapping thread is formed...

Thermocouple
11/13/14 - 20140334524 - The invention relates to a thermocouple for sensing the temperature at a measurement point, comprising a first conductor that has a first end and a first terminal, and a second conductor that has a second end and a second terminal. The first end of the first conductor and the second...

Platinum-based thermocouple
11/06/14 - 20140328374 - There is proposed a Pt vs. Pt-Rh based thermocouple such as an S thermocouple (Pt vs. Pt-10% Rh alloy) or an R thermocouple (Pt vs. Pt-13% Rh alloy) having temperature characteristics equivalent to those of conventional ones and being free from disconnection of a wire during handling and use. The...

Measurement of fluid temperatures
09/18/14 - 20140269835 - A method, device, and system for improved measurement of fluid temperatures are provided. In one embodiment, a temperature probe structure comprises a header having a cavity; a longitudinal probe disposed at least partially within the cavity of the header; a temperature detector disposed within the longitudinal probe; and an insulator...

Sensor, method of manufacturing the sensor, and image forming apparatus including the sensor
09/18/14 - 20140269836 - A sensor is disclosed. The sensor includes a substrate including a cold junction area and a hot junction area and a thermocouple including a pair of thermoelectric elements which is formed to extend linearly between the cold junction area and the hot junction area, and stacked on an upper surface...

Apparatus, systems, and methods for monitoring elevated temperatures in rotating couplings and drives
09/18/14 - 20140269837 - A system to continuously and redundantly monitor a magnetic drive system includes temperature sensors coupled to the magnetic drive system. The temperature sensors are coupled to a transmitter, which generates output signals representing the temperatures of the temperature sensors. The system includes a transreceiver and a controller, where the transreceiver...

Temperature sensor and heat treating apparatus
07/31/14 - 20140211830 - A temperature detecting element is fixed reliably at an accurate position to enable improvement in a rising characteristic of a temperature and high-accuracy temperature control. Provided is a temperature sensor including a temperature detecting element detecting a temperature in a branch tube branched from a main tube and a positioning...

Plate-shaped body for temperature measurement and temperature measuring apparatus provided with the same
07/24/14 - 20140204975 - There are provided a plate-shaped body for temperature measurement which, simply by being mounted on a mounting surface of an electrostatic chuck apparatus and without using a semiconductor wafer itself which is a product, is able to easily optimize the in-plane temperature distribution of the mounting surface of the electrostatic...

System and method for detecting heat emitting objects
06/19/14 - 20140169404 - There is provided a system for detecting presence or absence of a heat emitting object, comprising a platform for receiving the object, and the platform defining an area in which a temperature gradient with the object may exist, a thermoelectric device for generating an electrical voltage indicative of the presence...

Sensor temperature sensing device
06/12/14 - 20140161153 - The present disclosure includes sensing device embodiments. One sensing device includes a heater layer, a resistance detector layer, constructed and arranged to indicate a temperature value based upon a correlation to a detected resistance value, an electrode layer, and a sensing layer....

Temperature detector, temperature sensor and method for manufacturing the temperature detector
06/05/14 - 20140153612 - There is provided a temperature detector adapted to be provided in a temperature sensor for detecting a temperature of a temperature detection target. The temperature detector includes a cylindrical fixing body made of a metal material, the cylindrical fixing body having a single through hole extending therethrough and one axial...

Device for emulating temperature of a composite structure through a thermal cure cycle
05/29/14 - 20140146853 - A temperature emulator may include a stack assembly having a pair of end plates positioned at an uppermost and lowermost location of the stack assembly, a plurality of heat sink plates disposed between the pair of end plates, each of the heat sink plates having a plurality of heat sink...

Temperature calibration and control for semiconductor reactors
05/29/14 - 20140146854 - Non-contact and non-invasive temperature measurement structures and methods for thermal processing systems which neither damage nor contaminate the thermal processing environment are provided....

Device for emulating temperature of an exothermic composite structure through a thermal cure cycle
05/29/14 - 20140146855 - A temperature emulator may include a stacked assembly including a pair of end plates positioned at an uppermost and lowermost location of the stacked assembly, a plurality of heat sink plates positioned between the pair of end plates, a plurality of shim plates positioned between adjacent pairs of heat sink...

Quick connect temperature sensing assembly for measuring temperature of a surface of a structure
04/17/14 - 20140105248 - A quick connect temperature sensing assembly for measuring the surface of a structure includes a thermocouple device, a docking device and a spring loaded adapter to connect the thermocouple device with the docking device. The docking device can be made of a magnetic material so that the assembly can be...

Wide range temperature control system for semiconductor manufacturing equipment using thermoelectric element
03/13/14 - 20140072015 - A wide range temperature control system for semiconductor manufacturing equipment uses a thermoelectric element applied to a chiller that is a temperature control device for semiconductor manufacturing equipment. The refrigerant circulated through a refrigerant tank passes through thermoelectric element block groups and is cooling and heating controlled, outputs of the...

Measurement rake with a two piece cylindrical mast
03/06/14 - 20140064334 - A two piece measurement rake has a first split tubular section with at least one hollow support member disposed therethrough the measurement rake includes at least one sensor probe mounted on the hollow support member and coupled to a transducer. A second split tubular section is attached to the first...

Damped egt probe
01/16/14 - 20140016670 - A temperature probe includes a flange, a support structure, thermocouple wires, and guide plates. The flange has a midline. The support structure is attached to the midline and extends away from the flange. The thermocouple wires extend along the support structure, and terminate in a set of outer sensing tips...

Carbon nanotube temperature and pressure sensors
01/16/14 - 20140016671 - The present invention, in one embodiment, provides a method of measuring pressure or temperature using a sensor including a sensor element composed of a plurality of carbon nanotubes. In one example, the resistance of the plurality of carbon nanotubes is measured in response to the application of temperature or pressure....

Industrial process temperature transmitter with sensor stress diagnostics
01/02/14 - 20140003465 - A temperature transmitter for sensing a temperature of an industrial process includes a temperature sensor arranged to provide a sensor output related to the temperature of the industrial process. Measurement circuitry is coupled to the temperature sensor and configured to determine the temperature of the industrial process based upon the...

Temperature measuring apparatus, measuring element for a temperature measuring apparatus and method for manufacturing the temperature measuring apparatus
12/26/13 - 20130343429 - A temperature measuring apparatus comprising at least one measuring element, a jacket, in which the measuring element is arranged, wherein the measuring element includes a thermocouple, which is composed of at least two thermocouple wires connected with one another at a height of a measuring point along the longitudinal axis...

Welded thermocouple test apparatus
12/05/13 - 20130322491 - A test apparatus for welded thermocouple joints includes a signal selection circuit, a first comparison circuit, a second comparison circuit, a switch circuit, and an indication circuit. The signal selection circuit outputs either a first direct current (DC) voltage or a second DC voltage according to selection. The first comparison...

Immersion temperature sensor
10/03/13 - 20130259090 - A temperature sensor (100, 200, 300) has a thermocouple (101), with a measurement point (102), and a holder (103), with a contact surface (152) and an opening (104). Electric connections (105) of the thermocouple are led through the opening, starting from the measurement point. A first metal jacket (106) is...

Heat sensor correction
09/26/13 - 20130250998 - A heat sensor has the ability to correct for errors introduced during temperature changes of the hot junction of the thermopile for the heat sensor. For example, the effect of temperature changes at the hot junction of the heat sensor relative to the cold junction is mathematically modeled such that...

Thermocouple with integrity monitoring
09/26/13 - 20130250999 - According to one embodiment of the present disclosure a thermocouple is provided that includes an electrical component, such as a resistor, at or in close proximity to a junction where the temperature is expected to be measured. By monitoring analog voltage measurements, the system determines, for example, whether the measured...

Resistor and a method of manufacturing a resistor capable of operating at high temperatures
09/19/13 - 20130243035 - The invention provides a thermocouple assembly for use with a thermocouple harness in a gas turbine engine, comprising a thermocouple connected to a resistor, the resistor comprising a conductor, a mineral insulating material surrounding the conductor, and a metal sheath surrounding the conductor....

Thermocouple apparatus and method
09/19/13 - 20130243036 - In a thermocouple, a pair of thermoelements extend within a protective sheath. The thermoelements are spaced from the sheath by an insulator. The sheath comprises an outer sheath formed from a metal alloy adapted to provide mechanical support and corrosion resistance during use of the thermocouple, typically at elevated temperature....

Method of measuring temperature in cutting process
08/01/13 - 20130195143 - The invention relates to a method of measuring a cutting temperature for an apparatus for a cutting process, when the apparatus for a cutting process includes a shank and a tool jointed to the shank by means of silver solder, the shank being electrically conductive, the tool being electrically nonconductive....

Apparatus and method to test embedded thermoelectric devices
07/25/13 - 20130188667 - An integrated circuit containing an embedded resistor in close proximity to an embedded thermoelectric device. An integrated circuit containing an embedded resistor in close proximity to an embedded thermoelectric device composed of thermoelectric elements and at least one switch to disconnect at least one thermoelectric element from the thermoelectric device....

Device and method for determining sterilization conditions
07/11/13 - 20130177042 - Devices for determining sterilization conditions within a sterilization chamber are described. Such devices include an elongate tube to be placed within said sterilization chamber and at least two temperature sensors within the cavity of the elongate tube. The at least two temperature sensors are spaced apart from each other along...

Detector assembly
07/04/13 - 20130170521 - A detector assembly is provided and includes a board, a temperature response element and a support coupled to the board to support the temperature response element, the support including an elongate member having first and second opposing ends and being coupled to the board at the first end, guides through...

Thermocouple
06/27/13 - 20130163637 - A thermocouple includes a first housing defining a first interior with an open end, a second housing having a first end and a second end, wherein the second housing is slidably coupled to the first housing with the first end residing within the first interior and the second end residing...

Miniaturized thermocouple scanner system
06/20/13 - 20130156070 - An apparatus and method for measuring, collecting, and processing the temperatures of a number of hot junctions in a thermocouple sensor array simultaneously comprises means for measuring the temperature of one or more reference junctions and means for collecting, processing, storing, and transmitting data collected from an array of thermocouple...

Thermocouple assembly with guarded thermocouple junction
06/13/13 - 20130148693 - An improved thermocouple assembly for providing a temperature measurement is provided. The thermocouple assembly includes a sheath having a measuring tip, a support member received within the sheath, and first and second wires disposed within the support member. An end of each of the first and second wires are fused...

Thermometer with voltage switch
05/16/13 - 20130121378 - 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...

Thermoelectric device which provides for varying the effective height of the contacts of a thermocouple, and method for manufacturing the device
04/25/13 - 20130100985 - The thermoelectric device includes a first leg made from a first material, anchored at the level of its first end to a support, and a second leg made from a second material, anchored at the level of its first end to said support. In addition, an electric connecting element provided...

Temperature sensing assembly for measuring temperature of a surface of a structure
03/21/13 - 20130070808 - A temperature sensing assembly for measuring the temperature of a surface of a structure includes a thermocouple device having a sheath containing a pair of conductors of dissimilar materials connected at a junction point to provide indications of temperature. The assembly further includes a docking device with a recess formed...

Method for monitoring at least two temperature sensors of a turbomachine
03/14/13 - 20130064268 - A method for monitoring at least two temperature sensors of a turbomachine that is aligned along a reference plane, the two temperature sensors being located in the same transverse plane of the turbomachine, the method including detecting the stoppage of the turbomachine; waiting for a period at least equal to...

Scanning measurement of seebeck coefficient of a heated sample
02/21/13 - 20130044788 - A novel scanning Seebeck coefficient measurement technique is disclosed utilizing a cold scanning thermocouple probe tip on heated bulk and thin film samples. The system measures variations in the Seebeck coefficient within the samples. The apparatus may be used for two dimensional mapping of the Seebeck coefficient on the bulk...

Temperature sensor for measurement on or in a living body
01/31/13 - 20130028290 - The invention relates to a temperature sensor (24) for measuring the temperature on or in a living body. The temperature sensor (24) includes a plurality of thermocouples arranged distributed on a measurement surface (30) of the sensor (24) and electrically connected to create at least one series circuit, wherein thermojunctions...

Temperature measurement system and manufacturing method of same
01/31/13 - 20130028291 - According to one embodiment, a temperature measurement system including: a plurality of thermocouples; a transmission signal conversion unit configured to convert, to a transmission signal, the thermo-electromotive force generated by each of the plurality of the thermocouple and configured to output the transmission signal; a plurality of transmission units configured...

Overhead conductor sensor
01/24/13 - 20130022078 - An overhead conductor sensor for measuring various parameters that affect an overhead conductor is disclosed. The overhead conductor sensor includes an electronics housing having first and second opposing ends, a jaw assembly having a first jaw connected to the first end of the electronics housing and a second jaw pivotally...

Apparatus and method for tire temperature measurement
11/29/12 - 20120300809 - Apparatus and method for tire temperature measurement is disclosed. The apparatus includes a thermocouple having a measurement junction and a pair of first and second conductive leads. The measurement junction is mounted in a passage provided in the tire. The pair of first and second conductive leads extend through the...

Micro-thermocouple
10/04/12 - 20120250726 - Improved, high-strength micro-thermocouples (10) are provided, which include first and second microwires (12, 14) each preferably in the form of an elongated metallic core (18, 22), with an outer glass coating (20, 24); at least one of the microwires (12, 14) is an amorphous microwire (12), and in preferred forms...

Temperature sensor with carrier plate
10/04/12 - 20120250727 - A temperature sensor (1) has a sensor element (2), a carrier plate (4) and a contact surface and at least one electric feed line (3), which is routed, starting from the sensor element (2), through an opening (5) in the carrier plate (4). A guide element (8), through which the...

Direct thermocouple measurement without a reference junction
09/20/12 - 20120236904 - Electronic measurement of thermocouples has employed cold junction reference since Thomas Seebeck's discovery in 1820's. This patent discloses that thermocouple compensation is not needed nor wanted. Non-compensated thermocouple data which supports this claim is given in this patent....

Heat treatment apparatus and temperature measuring method thereof
08/23/12 - 20120213249 - A heat treatment apparatus includes: a furnace body including a heating part; a processing vessel wherein a space having a plurality of regions is formed between the furnace body and the processing vessel; an in-furnace temperature sensor disposed corresponding to each of the plurality of regions in the space; an...

Measuring seebeck coefficient
08/23/12 - 20120213250 - A high temperature Seebeck coefficient measurement apparatus and method with various features to minimize typical sources of errors is described. Common sources of temperature and voltage measurement errors which may impact accurate measurement are identified and reduced. Applying the identified principles, a high temperature Seebeck measurement apparatus and method employing...

Nail puncture test device having temperature measurement function
05/31/12 - 20120134388 - 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...

Polar component detection
05/24/12 - 20120128032 - In a hydrocarbyl gas the presence and amount of a condensable polar component may be detected by voltage or current excursions over background noise as measured using a probe having at least two common electrodes and optionally a third electrode preferably inert to corrosion....

Thermocouple and thermometer using that
05/17/12 - 20120120986 - To accomplish that object, the inventive thermocouple has a feature that the included butt angle (a) between two thermocouple element wires (2a) and (2b) is 90° or greater. Portions of mutual contact of two thermo-couple element wires are fused and integrated into a thermo-metric contact (16) having a feature that...

Thermocouples with two tabs spaced apart along a transverse axis and methods
05/03/12 - 20120106594 - Methods for determining a temperature of a portion of an electrically conductive substrate are provided wherein the substrate is heated by applying an electrical current flow through the substrate. The method for determining the temperature employs a thermocouple including a first tab element and a second tab element that are...

Drop-in probe
04/05/12 - 20120082183 - A drop-in probe is provided for determining phase changes of a sample removed from a molten steel by thermal analysis. The probe includes a measurement head that has an immersion end and in which is arranged a sample chamber having an inlet opening and a thermocouple projecting with its hot...

Multiposition temperature measuring cable
03/29/12 - 20120076170 - Disclosed herein is a multiposition temperature cable, including: a measuring unit that includes a plurality of connectors, each being composed of a plus (+) terminal and a minus (−) terminal, in which each of the connectors measures a thermoelectromotive force; and a plurality of wire couples (thermocouples) that are connected...

Dynamical/tunable electromagnetic materials and devices
03/08/12 - 20120057616 - A composite material that is responsive to either electromagnetic or thermal radiation. The composite has a controllable structure that is either dynamically or tunably responsive to such radiation and comprises a metamaterial. Sensors, such as a bolometer, that incorporate the composite are also described....

Metal ebulliometer with internal fluid recirculation
02/09/12 - 20120033711 - Metal ebulliometer with internal fluid recirculation which is used to study the Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium without requiring the use of any auxiliary external elements. It provides the advantages of glass equipment and, as it is made of metal, it allows working in pressures higher than the atmospheric pressure—in a range of...

Device for measuring the temperature of a substrate
02/09/12 - 20120033712 - A device for measuring the temperature of a substrate comprising a thermocouple comprising electric wires joined to each other at least one junction; a fixing element suitable for fixing said junction to said substrate in order to measure its temperature; characterized in that the fixing element comprises a thermally conductive...

Sensor temperature sensing device
12/29/11 - 20110317739 - The present disclosure includes sensing device embodiments. One sensing device includes a heater layer, a resistance detector layer, constructed and arranged to indicate a temperature value based upon a correlation to a detected resistance value, an electrode layer, and a sensing layer....

High temperature measurement probe
12/29/11 - 20110317740 - 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...

Thermoelement
12/01/11 - 20110292968 - A thermoelement (1) for measuring the temperature in gaseous or fluid media by means of one or more thermocouples (4) comprising wires of different metals welded together which give off a resulting electrical voltage when heated and are configured as a measuring insert (2) arranged in an insulating rod (3)...

Temperature sensing system and method
11/03/11 - 20110268152 - Provided in some embodiment is a thermocouple system that includes a printed circuit board having a terminal component connection to couple to a connector of a terminal component, a temperature sensing component connection to couple to a connector of a temperature sensing component, a signal plane thermally coupled to the...

Electricity generating based on the difference in temperature electronic pan with a semiconductor refrigeration slice
11/03/11 - 20110268153 - An electricity generating based on the difference in temperature electronic pan with a semiconductor refrigeration slice is provided. The electronic pan comprises a pan body, a handle, an electricity generating based on the difference in temperature unit and a temperature measuring unit. The electricity generating based on the difference in...

Device for measuring the temperature of water covering a road surface
09/22/11 - 20110228813 - A device for measuring the temperature of water covering a road surface includes a member for measuring water temperature and channelling means for channelling the water covering the road surface. The channelling means includes a measuring chamber for measuring the temperature of the water covering the road surface. The measuring...

Turbine component instrumented to provide thermal measurements
09/15/11 - 20110222582 - A gas turbine component (49) may be instrumented to provide a plurality of signals indicative of thermal measurements in a high temperature combustion environment of the gas turbine. A thermocouple arrangement may include a first thermocouple leg (50) disposed within a thickness of the component. At least two or more...

Enclosure and method for temperature-sensitive components
08/04/11 - 20110188538 - Protective enclosure and method for protecting heat sensitive, data recording devices in high temperature environments. The protective enclosure has a housing having at least one compartment for containing a heat sensitive, data recording device, e.g., a temperature recording device, and a jacket configured to contain a phase change material. The...

Flexible thermoelectric generator, wireless sensor node including the same and method of manufacturing the same
06/23/11 - 20110150036 - Provided are a flexible thermoelectric generator, a wireless sensor node including the same and a method of manufacturing the same. The flexible thermoelectric generator includes a plurality of P-type semiconductors and a plurality of N-type semiconductors, which are alternately arranged, an upper metal for connecting upper surfaces of the adjacent...

Moving object thermometer
04/07/11 - 20110080934 - A moving object thermometer is provided which can precisely measure the surface temperature of a moving (travelling) measurement object, particularly, a small-diameter conductive wire. A first metallic wire 1 and a second metallic wire 2 constituting a thermocouple are disposed on the outer circumferential surface 13 of the disk 11...