Patent Number: 6,805,016

Title: Sensing assembly removably securable to a bearing mechanism

Abstract: A sensing assembly senses varying parameters of a bearing mechanism. The bearing mechanism includes a circular bearing housing. The sensing assembly includes a sensor case. The sensor case is fixedly secured to the bearing mechanism. The sensor case includes a peripheral surface and a top plate with extensions protruding outwardly therefrom. The sensing assembly also includes a sensor housing that is removably insertable into the sensor case. The sensor housing selectively engages the extensions of the sensor case to secure the sensor housing in the sensor case at a location spaced from the bearing mechanism. The sensing assembly includes a sensor that is disposed within the sensor housing. The sensor senses the parameters of the bearing mechanism, wherein the sensor and the sensor housing may be removed from the bearing mechanism and replaced without replacing the bearing mechanism. The extensions may be bosses that have channels allowing heat stakes to extend therethrough or, in an alternative arrangement, the extensions may be notches that receive latches therein to removably lock the sensor in place.

Inventors: Godoy; Arquimedes (Chihuahua, MX), Parada; Aida I. (Chihuahua, MX)

Assignee: Delphi Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: G01M 13/04 (20060101); G01M 13/00 (20060101); G01P 3/44 (20060101); G01P 3/42 (20060101); G01D 021/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/19/2021