US 11,656,114 B2
Tank level sensor and management system
Tiago Teixeira Rego de Oliveira, Oporto (PT); Antonio Paulo Reimao Dias Sardinha, Carvalhos (PT); Pedro Alexandre Queiros Oliveira Silva Vieira, Matosinhos (PT); Lanceres Mendez Senen, Braga (ES); and Vitor Manuel Gomes Correia, Briteiros Santa Leocadia (PT)
Assigned to AMTROL LICENSING INC., West Warwick, RI (US)
Filed by AMTROL Licensing Inc., West Warwick, RI (US)
Filed on Oct. 22, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/76,915.
Claims priority of provisional application 63/054,479, filed on Jul. 21, 2020.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/924,526, filed on Oct. 22, 2019.
Prior Publication US 2021/0116288 A1, Apr. 22, 2021
Int. Cl. G01F 23/296 (2022.01); G01K 3/00 (2006.01); G06K 7/10 (2006.01)
CPC G01F 23/296 (2013.01) [G01K 3/005 (2013.01); G06K 7/10366 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A level sensor system, comprising:
a tank configured to store a liquified pressurized gas;
a base for supporting the tank in a vertical orientation; and
a sensor assembly associated with the tank, the sensor assembly comprising:
an ultrasound sensor configured to output a sensor reading indicative of a fluid level within the tank;
a control circuit configured to interpret the sensor reading and determine the fluid level; and
a communications interface for transmitting the fluid level to a remote system; wherein the sensor assembly is encapsulated in a shock absorbing material and housed within the base.