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Gas sensor protection device and method

United States Patent

November 8, 2016
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A gas sensor includes a sensor housing and a sensing element located within the sensor housing. The sensing element has a distal end and defines an axis. The gas sensor also includes a sensor protection device coupled to the sensor housing and at least partially surrounding the distal end of the sensing element. The sensor protection device includes a first member coupled to the housing, the first member having a generally rectangular cross-sectional shape in a plane perpendicular to the axis. The first member includes a gas inlet and a gas outlet. The sensor protection device also includes a second member coupled to the housing.
Boyd; David (Greenville, SC), Magera; Craig (Simpsonville, SC)
Robert Bosch GmbH (Stuttgart, DE)
14/ 155,909
January 15, 2014
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under DE-EE0005975 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.