Patent Number: 6,253,610

Title: System for monitoring fluid level

Abstract: A wiper for use in a system for monitoring fluid level in a fluid storage container. The wiper has a body portion, a first lengthwise end, a second lengthwise end, a first side, a second side opposite the first side, a width and a pair of resilient contact members electrically connected to one another. Each contact member extends from a corresponding side of the body portion. The wiper also has a guide portion attached to the first lengthwise end. The guide portion has a width larger than the width of the body portion. The wiper includes a recess formed in each side of the body portion for receiving a corresponding resilient contact member thereby allowing the resilient contact members to be compressed so as to be substantially flush with the body portion. In one embodiment, the recesses extend through the guide portion. In one embodiment. the wiper includes an electrically conductive member that has a portion thereof that is embedded in the body portion. The electrically conductive member has a first portion and a second portion extending from the first and second sides of the body portion, respectively. Each portion of the electrically conductive member defines a corresponding one of the resilient contact members.

Inventors: Struzik; David A. (Westerly, RI), DeToffol; Edward A. (Westerly, RI)

Assignee: SYBA Systems, L.L.C.

International Classification: G01F 23/30 (20060101); G01F 23/60 (20060101); H01C 10/38 (20060101); H01C 10/00 (20060101); G01F 023/10 (); G01F 023/30 (); H01C 010/38 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018