US 11,054,333 B2
Device for detecting an oil leak
Samuel James Boston, Peoria, IL (US); and Samuel Jaroslav Stafl, Peoria, IL (US)
Assigned to Caterpillar Inc., Peoria, IL (US)
Filed by Caterpillar Inc., Deerfield, IL (US)
Filed on Mar. 15, 2019, as Appl. No. 16/354,268.
Prior Publication US 2020/0292408 A1, Sep. 17, 2020
Int. Cl. G01M 3/04 (2006.01); G01M 3/02 (2006.01); G01M 3/16 (2006.01); G01M 3/38 (2006.01); G01N 33/28 (2006.01); G08B 5/36 (2006.01); G08B 21/18 (2006.01); G08B 5/22 (2006.01); G08B 21/20 (2006.01)
CPC G01M 3/04 (2013.01) [G01M 3/025 (2013.01); G01M 3/047 (2013.01); G01M 3/16 (2013.01); G01M 3/38 (2013.01); G01N 33/28 (2013.01); G08B 5/36 (2013.01); G08B 21/187 (2013.01); G01M 3/02 (2013.01); G08B 5/223 (2013.01); G08B 21/20 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A portable oil detection system, comprising:
an oil sensor mountable to an engine and configured to detect a change in a presence of oil;
a processor positioned within a portable housing, the processor being configured to:
receive a signal indicative of the oil sensor detecting the change in the presence of oil;
record a timestamp in response to receiving the signal indicative of the oil sensor detecting the change in the presence of oil; and
activate an alert indicating that the oil sensor has detected oil; and
a light source and a light sensor disposed within the portable housing, wherein the light source is configured to turn on in response to the oil sensor detecting oil, and wherein the light sensor is configured to generate a signal indicative of the light source being on.