|| List of recent Temperature Measurement-related patents
| Voice communication device with foreign language translation|
Methods and devices for voice communications and foreign language translation are disclosed. One method includes selecting one of a plurality of microphones of an earpiece unit, receiving a selected voice communication of a first language from the selected microphone and translating the selected voice communication from the first language to a second language, the second language different from the first to create a translated voice communication, and transducing the translated voice communication at a speaker within the earpiece unit.
| Friction stir welding apparatus and method|
A friction stir welding method in which a welding tool rotating around an axis is pressed against a welding target portion of workpieces supported by a backing member so that frictional heat is generated and the friction heat softens the welding target portion. The welding tool is at least partially inserted into the softened welding target portion and stirs the softened welding target portion so that the welding target portion is stir welded in a solid phase state.
|Method and apparatus for determining the mass of a fluid flowing through a flow rate meter in a consumption time interval|
The mass of a fluid flowing through a flow rate meter at a temperature which fluctuates in a given temperature range is determined by driving an exciter magnet system through the fluid with an exact correlation between the fluid volume flowing there through and the movement path covered by the exciter magnet system, producing a measurement voltage pulse after each passage through a movement path corresponding to a unit volume of the fluid by means of a wiegand wire and a coil surrounding same, at each measurement time charging a first energy storage means by electric energy contained in each measurement voltage pulse, and using same as operating energy for measurement of the instantaneous temperature of the fluid, producing a temperature value as an integral multiple of the smallest temperature measurement unit to be resolved and an integral count value including said temperature value, and adding same to a sum contained in a non-volatile storage means from the precedingly ascertained count values for forming an ongoing sum in the non-volatile storage means and passing same to a processor which can be supplied with external energy and which calculates therefrom the temperature-corrected delivery volume of the fluid.. .
|System on a chip inertial navigation system|
A system on a chip and a method for inertial navigation. The system includes a printed circuit board (pcb) on a single plane.
|Method of estimating state of charge of secondary cell, state-of-charge estimation device, cell pack, electronic apparatus, and electric vehicle|
A method of estimating a state of charge of a secondary cell includes: calculating a value of (∂eemf/∂t) in advance on the assumption that eemf is an electromotive force of the secondary cell and t is a temperature of the secondary cell; and calculating the state of charge based on at least a value of (∂eemf/∂t) for which a value of the state of charge is set as a variable, a temperature measurement value of the secondary cell, and a current measurement value of the secondary cell.. .
|Zero-heat-flux temperature measurement devices with peripheral skin temperature measurement|
A zero-heat-flux temperature measurement device has first and second flexible substrate layers sandwiching a layer of thermally insulating material. A heater trace disposed on the first substrate layer defines a heater facing one side of the layer of thermally insulating material and including a central portion surrounding a first thermal sensor and a peripheral portion surrounding the central portion.
|Temperature measurement system and method|
In one or more implementations, a temperature measuring system is provided, including a temperature sensing probe having (a) a thermistor operatively connected to a first conductor and (b) a resistor operatively connected to a second conductor, and a temperature determination application stored in a memory of a computing device operatively connected to the temperature sensing probe. When executed by a processor of the computing device, the temperature determination application configures the computing device to: transmit a first instance of a signal to the first conductor, receive a temperature signal from the thermistor, the temperature signal corresponding to the first instance of the signal as output from the thermistor, transmit a second instance of the signal to the second conductor, receive a reference signal from the resistor, the reference signal corresponding to the second instance of the signal as output from the resistor, process the temperature signal and the reference signal to determine a relationship between the temperature signal and the reference signal, and compute a temperature based on the relationship..
|Temperature sensing sootblower|
A temperature sensing sootblower that may be configured as a modification to an existing sootblower or a specially constructed sootblower that, in addition to its normal soot blowing functions, has the capability to measure the flue gas, lance tube, and/or cleaning fluid temperatures. One or more thermocouples or other temperature measuring devices are carried by the soot blower lance tube that is inserted into the boiler.
|Open access sleeve for heated fluid units|
A series of implementations of open access sleeves for holding one or more closed containers of sterile fluid for use in medical procedures are disclosed. The open access sleeves may be adapted to provide heat to maintain the containers of sterile fluid above the ambient air temperature of the room.
|Apparatus for terrarium systems|
An integrated environmental sustaining apparatus for maintaining a terrarium is adapted to simultaneously regulate temperature and deliver water droplets. The apparatus includes three major systems; a thermoelectric device, a water droplet delivery system, and a thermostat.
|Method and apparatus for measuring, storing and retrieving food temperature data|
A method for determining false temperature measurements using a food temperature measuring device. The method comprises: (a) measuring a first temperature of a first food item using a temperature probe; (b) commanding a second temperature measurement to be executed; (c) determining a time interval between executing the steps (a) and (b); and (d) indicating a false temperature measurement responsive to step (c)..
|Method and apparatus for monitoring waterbed environment using temperature measurements|
A method and apparatus for monitoring waterbed environment are described. The method may comprise determining a first temperature at a location within the water column of a surface body of water that is representative of the upper thermal boundary condition between surface water and pore water environments, and determining at least a second temperature at the location at a first depth below a waterbed surface.
|Temperature sensing analyte sensors, systems, and methods of manufacturing and using same|
An analyte sensor is provided for detecting an analyte concentration level in a bio-fluid sample. The analyte sensor has a base, a first electrode and a second electrode wherein a thermocouple portion is provided integral with the second electrode thereby enabling on-sensor temperature measurement capability.
|Combustible gas detection device|
A combustible gas detection device includes an energization control circuit which controls the switching of the energization state of a heat generation resistor every predetermined time period such that the heat generation resistor alternately has resistances corresponding to two predetermined temperatures, a temperature measurement resistor disposed on the same substrate on which the heat generation resistor is disposed, where its resistance changes with the environmental temperature, a gas concentration computation section which calculates the combustible gas concentration by using a voltage generated across the heat generation resistor which is detected when electricity is supplied to the heat generation resistor and the environmental temperature based on a voltage change caused by a change in the resistance of the temperature measurement resistor. The predetermined time period is such that a change in the environmental temperature which occurs when the energization control circuit switches the energization state, falls within a range of 0.5° c..
|Information processing apparatus, information processing method, and computer program|
There is provided an information processing apparatus including an eardrum recognition unit configured to recognize a position of an eardrum based on image information regarding the eardrum, a temperature measurement unit configured to acquire a temperature within an external ear canal including the eardrum, and a temperature processing unit configured to determine a temperature of the eardrum based on a recognition result of the eardrum recognition unit and a measured temperature of the temperature measurement unit.. .
|Method for indirect food temperature measurement|
A system and method for the preparation of food, but without the requirement of weight, time and/or temperature probe usage to determine the point at which the food has completed preparation. The exemplary embodiments provide a process where the food can be cooked without the requirements of calculation or temperature probes.
|Temperature verification for ultrasonic flow meters|
Apparatus and methods for verifying temperature measurements in an ultrasonic flow meter. In one embodiment, an ultrasonic flow metering system includes a passage for fluid flow, a temperature sensor, and an ultrasonic flow meter.
|System and method for determining accuracy of an infrared thermometer measurement|
A system and method for determining whether a temperature measurement made with an infrared thermometer is accurate is disclosed. An infrared sensor array is used to detect infrared radiation from a target object.
|Device and method for injectate duration measurement and temperature measurement|
An injection channel for a blood vessel catheter for injecting an injectate fluid into a blood vessel of a patient for carrying out thermodilution orother dilution measurements in order to determine hemodynamic parameters of the patient. The injection channel includes a pressure sensor for sensing the central venous pressure of the patient wherein.
|Combined light source photoacoustic system|
A physiological monitoring system may use photoacoustic sensing to determine one or more physiological parameters of a subject. The photoacoustic system may use two light sources (e.g., a high power pulsed laser diode and a continuous wave laser diode) to generate acoustic pressure signals in a subject.
|Skin treatment devices and methods|
A skin treatment device for home use is provided herein. The device has enhanced safety features and improved operation efficiency.
|Apparatus and method for measuring radiation energy during thermal processing|
Embodiments of the present invention provide apparatus and method for reducing heating source radiation influence in temperature measurement during thermal processing. In one embodiment of the present invention, background radiant energy, such as an energy source of a thermal processing chamber, is marked within a selected spectrum, a characteristic of the background is then determined by measuring radiant energy at a reference wavelength within the selected spectrum and a comparing wavelength just outside the selected spectrum..
|Method for detecting leakage of a vehicle tire|
In order to avoid the risk of false alarms by supplementing the pressure and temperature measurements with a particular monitoring of their change over time, there is proposed a method which includes: converting referenced pressure measurements (Δp) into values of a magnitude calibrated in temperature called converted pressure (Δpt); monitoring for at least two sampling periods (n1, n2) multiples of a measurement period, the change in a difference called significant (Δq) at each measurement moment between the values of the converted pressure (Δpt) and a referenced temperature (Δt). The slope (p(n)) of these variations is monitored and signifies either an absence of leakage or an air leakage at a fast or slow rate..
|Temperature sensor and temperature measurement method thereof|
A temperature sensor that senses a temperature on the basis of a relaxation oscillator, includes: a bias circuit unit that outputs a bias current increasing with an increase in temperature; a capacitor voltage unit that charges a capacitor with the bias current and discharges the current when receiving a control signal; a pulse generating unit that outputs a pulse when the voltage of the capacitor is higher than a reference voltage, changes the pulse width of the pulse, and transmits the pulse corresponding to the control signal to the capacitor voltage unit; and a counter unit that counts and outputs, as a digital value, the number of pulses outputted from the pulse generating unit, on the basis of a reference frequency.. .
|System and method for wellbore monitoring|
A system for monitoring a borehole in an earth formation includes: a borehole string configured to direct a fluid into the earth formation; at least one optical fiber sensor disposed on the borehole string at a fixed location relative to the borehole string, the optical fiber sensor including a plurality of measurement units configured to generate measurements of at least one of strain and deformation of the borehole string; at least one temperature sensor configured to measure a temperature at a plurality of locations along the length of the optical fiber sensor; and a processor configured to receive the measurements from the at least one optical fiber sensor, receive temperature measurements from the at least one temperature sensor, and identify a fluid leak in at least one of the borehole string and the formation based on a correlation of the optical fiber sensor measurements and the temperature measurements.. .
|Control network for led-based lighting system in a transit vehicle|
A transit vehicle lighting system has a plurality of led-based lighting fixtures for providing interior illumination. A control network comprises a plurality of slave nodes for controlling the led-based lighting fixtures, and a master node for controlling the slave nodes.
|Welding systems having non-contact temperature measurement systems|
Welding systems including welding torch assemblies are provided. The welding torch assembly may include a welding torch adapted to be utilized in a welding operation to establish a welding arc between the welding torch and a workpiece.
|Welding torch with a temperature measurement device|
Various welding systems including a welding torch assembly are provided. The welding torch assemblies may include a welding torch adapted to be utilized in a welding operation to establish a welding arc between the welding torch and a workpiece.
|Apparatus for fluid temperature measurement|
An apparatus for measuring the circumferential distribution of temperature in a fluid, comprising a plurality of sensor ladders, each incorporating a plurality of temperature sensors, wherein a first one of the sensor ladders partially overlaps a second one of the sensor ladders, part of the first sensor ladder not overlapping the second sensor ladder.. .
|Junction temperature measurement of a power mosfet|
A component used as a circuit breaker for a power inverter for actuating a drive motor of a steering support system of a vehicle comprises a mosfet having a gate, a drain and a source, and a first diode having an anode and a cathode, wherein the diode is provided for measuring the junction temperature of the mosfet, and wherein the mosfet is of the n-channel type or p-channel type, and the source is connected to the cathode.. .
|Temperature measurement method for a heated sensor|
A method for determining the temperature of a sensor that comprises a heater is provided. The method includes the steps of applying a voltage to the heater and measuring the voltage applied to the heater and the current through the heater during a first time interval, and removing the applied voltage from the heater and leaving the heater unpowered for a second time interval.
|Enclosure cooling using early compressor turn-off with extended fan operation|
Systems and methods are described for controlling fan-only cooling duration following normal air conditioning operation. Following normal ac cooling, economical fan cooling is used.
|Tank overflow protection system and method|
A tank overflow protection system and method for measuring process temperature and pressure utilizing one or more piezoresistive pressure transmitters. The piezoresistive pressure transmitter includes a differential pressure sensor and a temperature sensor.
|Core body temperature measuring device|
The present invention relates to a device and method for measuring core body temperature. The device utilizes a wire-bound thermistor passing through an adjustable memory foam such that the thermistor is exposed.
|Use of temperature measurements for indirect measurement of process variables in milling systems|
A method is disclosed for operating a mill at continuous input and output mass flows, and to the mill, wherein a process model based on power balance equations and mass balance equations is used. Characteristic process variables can be measured in a simple manner outside the mill.
|Medical treatment apparatus and method of controlling the same|
A medical treatment apparatus includes a heat transfer portion, a heating chip, a temperature measurement unit and a control unit. The heat transfer portion comes into contact with a living tissue and transfers heat to the living tissue.
|Temperature measurement system|
A temperature measurement system includes a temperature probe having a head and an infrared temperature sensor disposed in the head. The system also includes a replaceable probe cover removably attachable to the head.
|Semiconductor device, method for controlling the same, and semiconductor system|
The semiconductor device includes a temperature sensor controlled so that temperature measurement is made once at each of a plurality of different reference temperatures at an interval of a preset number of times of refresh operations and a plurality of latch circuits holding the results of temperature measurement. A refresh period is set from outputs of the latch circuits inclusive of the result of temperature measurement carried out last time for each of a plurality of different reference temperatures.
|Cooling an electronic assembly using position variable flow restrictors|
A plenum provides cooled air to an inlet of an enclosure. An electronics assembly within the enclosure includes temperature sensors.