Samsara has filed a patent for an electronic device that monitors ambient temperature. The device includes an enclosure with a thermal member for accurate readings, preventing liquid entry. It also features a temperature sensor and wireless transmitter for remote monitoring. GlobalData’s report on Samsara gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

According to GlobalData’s company profile on Samsara, Usage monitoring vehicle telematics was a key innovation area identified from patents. Samsara's grant share as of January 2024 was 90%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Temperature monitoring electronic device with liquid protection

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Samsara Inc.

A newly filed patent (Publication Number: US20240003749A1) describes an electronic device designed to monitor the temperature of an ambient environment. The device includes an enclosure with multiple external surfaces, one of which has an opening exposing a thermal member to the environment. This thermal member, made of a material with high thermal conductivity, is in contact with a temperature sensor inside the enclosure. The device also features computer processors with wireless transmitter circuitry to transmit temperature measurements wirelessly.

The patent further details the construction of the electronic device, including the use of plastic cover members, a connector interface for external temperature sensors, and multiple PCB assemblies for wireless communication and temperature sensing. Additionally, the device can be part of a larger system for vehicle monitoring, with a gateway device connecting to a Wide Area Network and sensor devices placed in vehicle compartments. The system allows for wireless transmission of temperature data to the gateway device, enabling real-time monitoring of temperature conditions within the vehicle.

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