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특허 상세정보

Methods and apparatus for fluid flow measurement

국가/구분 United States(US) Patent 등록
국제특허분류(IPC7판) G01F-001/46    G06F-019/00   
미국특허분류(USC) 702/048; 073/195; 073/861.28; 702/045
출원번호 US-0691296 (2012-11-30)
등록번호 US-8489342 (2013-07-16)
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    Foley and Lardner LLP
인용정보 피인용 횟수 : 18  인용 특허 : 63
초록

A fluid flow meter estimates the velocity of water or another fluid flowing through pipe by comparing measurements of the water velocity to one or more pre-determined templates. The fluid flow meter may collect measurement signals from one or more flow sensors (e.g., ultrasonic transducers), estimate the fluid velocity or flow rate by comparing the measurement signals to the template(s), and either store the comparison results in local memory, transmit the results to a remote memory or server, or both. In some embodiments, the fluid flow meter transmits ...

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청구항

1. A fluid flow meter to measure a velocity of a fluid flowing through a lumen, the fluid flow meter comprising: a hinged housing to fit about a structure defining the lumen;a sensor, disposed within the hinged housing, to provide a measurement signal representative of the velocity, the sensor comprising:(i) a first transducer to transmit an ultrasonic signal through the fluid flowing through the lumen;(ii) a second transducer to receive a reflected, scattered, or transmitted copy of the ultrasonic signal; and(iii) a front end to produce the measurement ...

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