US 9,812,236 B2
Temperature sensor and manufacturing method for temperature sensor
Yuka Kamada, Nagaokakyo (JP); and Toyofumi Kada, Nagaokakyo (JP)
Assigned to MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD., Kyoto (JP)
Filed by Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Nagaokakyo-shi, Kyoto-fu (JP)
Filed on Dec. 8, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/562,981.
Claims priority of application No. 2014-005565 (JP), filed on Jan. 16, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2015/0200043 A1, Jul. 16, 2015
Int. Cl. G01K 7/16 (2006.01); H01C 7/00 (2006.01); H01C 1/14 (2006.01); G01K 7/22 (2006.01); H01C 17/00 (2006.01)
CPC H01C 7/008 (2013.01) [G01K 7/16 (2013.01); G01K 7/22 (2013.01); H01C 1/14 (2013.01); H01C 17/00 (2013.01); Y10T 29/49085 (2015.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A manufacturing method for a temperature sensor, comprising:
a first disposing step of disposing a first lead wire and a second lead wire side by side;
a preparing step of preparing a thermistor element including a body, and a first outer electrode and a second outer electrode that are provided to the body, the thermistor element including:
a first side surface and a second side surface that are opposite to each other;
a third side surface that is adjacent to the first side surface to define a first corner; and
a fourth side surface that is adjacent to the second side surface to define a second corner at a position diagonal or substantially diagonal to the first corner;
a second disposing step of disposing the thermistor element so that a distal end portion of the first lead wire extends along and is in contact with an entire length of the first side surface and passes by the first side surface, and a distal end portion of the second lead wire extends along and is in contact with the second side surface; and
a fixing step of electrically connecting and fixing the first lead wire to the first outer electrode, and electrically connecting and fixing the second lead wire to the second outer electrode, in a state in which the first corner and the second corner are respectively supported by the first lead wire and the second lead wire.