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Patent Title: Sensor having thermal gradients
Patent No.: 10,302,516
Date of Patent: November 7, 2019
Abstract:
 

This disclosure provides example methods, devices, and systems for a sensor having thermal gradients. In one embodiment, a system may comprise a sensor assembly including a housing; a first header and a second header coupled to the housing; a first transducer coupled to the first header, wherein the first transducer is configured to measure a first pressure to generate a first pressure signal; a second transducer coupled to the second header, wherein the second transducer is configured to measure a second pressure to generate a second pressure signal; and wherein the first transducer and the second transducer are positioned in the housing such that a first temperature of the first transducer is about equivalent to a second temperature of the second transducer during operation of the sensor assembly.


Patent Title: Header assembly for a pressure sensor

Patent No.: 10,451,511
Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
Abstract:
 

A header assembly for a pressure sensor and methods for manufacturing and using the same are provided. In one example embodiment, a header insert may include a base; a hollow protrusion coupled to the base and having a metalized inner surface and a metalized outer surface, wherein the metalized outer surface of the hollow protrusion is used to couple to a header and the metalized inner surface of the hollow protrusion is used to couple to a header pin; and wherein a seal is formed between the header, the header insert and the header pin.


Patent Title: Systems and methods for multibit code communications

Patent No.: 10,387,352
Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
Abstract:
 

Certain implementations of the disclosed technology may include systems and methods for multibit code communications that can provide more than one bit per input port. In an example implementation, a method is provided that can include measuring an input voltage at an input port in communication with a device. The method can include comparing the measured input voltage with a plurality of predetermined reference voltage levels, and determining, based on the comparing, a device ID. The method can further include outputting the device ID. Certain implementations may further include compensating a signal associated with the device based on the identified device ID.


Patent Title: Sensor having thermal gradients

Patent No.: 10,371,590
Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
Abstract:
 

This disclosure provides example methods, devices, and systems for a sensor having thermal gradients. In one embodiment, a system may comprise a sensor assembly including a housing; a first header and a second header coupled to the housing; a first transducer coupled to the first header, wherein the first transducer is configured to measure a first pressure to generate a first pressure signal; a second transducer coupled to the second header, wherein the second transducer is configured to measure a second pressure to generate a second pressure signal; and wherein the first transducer and the second transducer are positioned in the housing such that a first temperature of the first transducer is about equivalent to a second temperature of the second transducer during operation of the sensor assembly.


Patent Title: High temperature protected wire bonded sensors

Patent No.: 10,436,662
Date of Patent: August 2, 2017
Abstract:
 

Systems and methods are disclosed for packaging sensors for use in high temperature environments. In one example implementation, a sensor device includes a header; one or more feedthrough pins extending through the header; and a sensor chip disposed on a support portion of the header. The sensor chip includes one or more contact pads. The sensor device further includes one or more wire bonded interconnections in electrical communication with the respective one or more contact pads and the respective one or more feedthrough pins. The sensor device includes a first sealed enclosure formed by at least a portion of the header. The first sealed enclosure is configured for enclosing and protecting at last the one or more wire bonded interconnections and the one or more contact pads from an external environment.


Patent Title: Lowpass resonator and particulate filter for a pressure transducer

Patent No.: Patent number: 10,330,553
Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
Abstract: 
 

The disclosed technology includes a transducer assembly having a first transducer element. The transducer assembly includes a first filter element adjacent to least of portion of the first transducer element such that a first cavity is defined between the first filter element and the first transducer element. The first filter element includes a plurality of machined passageways in communication with the first cavity. The transducer assembly also includes an inlet passage having a first end in communication with a first external portion of the transducer assembly and a second end in communication with the plurality of machined passageways.


Patent Title: Sealed transducer with external adjustment port

Patent No.: Patent number: 10,309,850
Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
Abstract: 
 

Certain implementations of the disclosed technology may include systems, methods, and apparatus for a sealed transducer with an adjustment port. The sealed transducer may include one or more terminals. A first terminal may include electrical connections for connecting to an input voltage source, a ground, and for providing a transducer output signal. A second terminal, for example, may include an electrical port for connecting to an external and separately sealed adjustment network. In one example implementation, the adjustment network can include one or more components configured to couple with internal circuitry of the transducer to alter a response of the transducer.


Patent Title: Pressure sensor having an adapter joined with a screen for dimensional tolerance control
Patent No.: Patent number: 10,295,426
Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
Abstract:
 

This disclosure provides example methods, devices, and systems for a sensor having a front seal. In one embodiment, a system may comprise a sensing element; a header coupled to the sensing element; a housing coupled to the header; a screen joined to an adaptor and coupled to the housing, wherein a first gap separates the adaptor and the sensing element and a second gap separates the adaptor and the header; and wherein a stress applied at a front surface of the adaptor is transferred to the housing, and the first gap is used to isolate the sensing element from the stress and the second gap is used to isolate the header from the stress.


Patent Title: Methods of fabricating silicon-on-insulator (SOI) semiconductor devices using blanket fusion bonding
Patent No.: 10,256,138
Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
Abstract:
 

 method for fabricating silicon-on-insulator (SOI) semiconductor devices, wherein the piezoresistive pattern is defined within a blanket doped layer after fusion bonding. This new method of fabricating SOI semiconductor devices is more suitable for simpler large scale fabrication as it provides the flexibility to select the device pattern/type at the latest stages of fabrication.


Patent Title: Two-dimensional material-based accelerometer

Patent No.: 10,228,387
Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
Abstract:
 

This disclosure provides systems and methods for a two-dimensional material-based accelerometer. In one embodiment, an accelerometer comprises a substrate; a membrane suspended over an opening in the substrate to form a suspended membrane, wherein the membrane is composed of a two-dimensional material; a mass structure coupled to the suspended membrane; and wherein the mass structure distorts the suspended membrane about a first axis in response to an applied acceleration providing a first change in a conductance of the suspended membrane so that the applied acceleration along the first axis can be detected.


Patent Title: Systems and methods for liquid dynamic pressure testing
Patent No.: 10,215,656
Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
Abstract: 
 

Certain implementations of the disclosed technology may include systems and methods for dynamic pressure testing of transducers in communication with a liquid. A method is provided that can include dynamically pressurizing a liquid in a cavity associated with a housing. While dynamically pressurizing the liquid, the method includes simultaneously measuring: a change in volume of the liquid; a test frequency response, by a test transducer in communication with the liquid; and a reference frequency response, by a reference transducer in communication with the liquid. The method may further determine a normalized frequency response of the test transducer, based at least in part on the test frequency response and the reference frequency response. The method may further provide an indication of the normalized frequency response of the test transducer and an indication of the bulk modulus of the liquid.


Patent Title: Trimmable links for selectively setting transducer impedance
Patent No.: 10,215,651
Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
Abstract: 
 

Systems and methods are disclosed herein for selectively configuring an impedance of a transducer. A configurable transducer system is provided that can include a first region configured for receiving an applied stress and one or more sensing branches in communication with the first region. Each sensing branch can include an active piezoresistive area; three or more conduction paths configured in electrical communication with the active piezoresistive area; one or more trimmable links configured in parallel communication with at least two of the three or more conduction paths; and two or more connection terminals in electrical communication with the three or more conduction paths. The trimmable links are configured to be selectively opened to set a value of nominal impedance associated with the active piezoresistive area based on a desired impedance of the configurable transducer.


Patent Title: Structure for controlling tension on a threaded header
Patent No.: 10,197,458
Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
Abstract: 
 

The invention is an improved header and corresponding port associated with a transducer assembly. The header and port define mating threaded portions, thread stop portions, and a weld gap region. The thread stop portions are configured to mate and maintain a pre-loading tension between the threaded portions during and after applying a weld in the weld gap region. The weld gap region is configured to have a predetermined gap distance such that the weld seals the transducer without stress in the weld. The mating of the first and second thread stops are configured to maintain at least a portion of the pre-loading tension.


Patent Title: Self-heated pressure sensor assemblies
Patent No.: 10,184,853
Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
Abstract: 
 

The present invention provides a self-heated pressure sensor assembly and method of utilizing the same. The self-heated pressure sensor assembly regulates and maintains the temperature of the pressure sensor, regardless of the external temperature environment, without an external heater as in prior art embodiments. Exemplary embodiments of the pressure sensor assembly incorporate a resistance heater that is built into the sensing chip of the pressure sensor assembly. The pressure sensor assembly also utilizes the resistance of the pressure sensing elements to monitor the temperature of the assembly, which works alongside the resistance heater to maintain a stable temperature within the pressure sensor assembly.


Patent Title: Pressure transducer structures suitable for curved surfaces
Patent No.: US 10,048,139
Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
Abstract:

A flexible transducer structure suitable for attaching to a curved surface such as the leading edge of an aircraft wing is provided. In one example embodiment, a method may include receiving, at a sensor disposed on a flexible sheet, a pressure, wherein the sensor is electrically coupled to a conductive trace disposed on the flexible sheet; measuring, by the sensor, the pressure to generate a pressure signal; outputting, by the sensor, to the conductive trace, the pressure signal, wherein the conductive trace extends away from the sensor on the flexible sheet; and wherein the flexible sheet is adaptable to conform to a contour of a curved surface.


Patent Title: Pressure sensor having a front seal
Patent No.: US 9,964,460
Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
Abstract:

This disclosure provides example methods, devices, and systems for a sensor having a front seal. In one embodiment, a system may comprise a sensing element; a header coupled to the sensing element; a housing coupled to the header; a screen joined to an adaptor and coupled to the housing, wherein a first gap separates the adapter and the sensing element and a second gap separates the adapter and the header; and wherein a stress applied at a front surface of the adapter is transferred to the housing, and the first gap is used to isolate the sensing element from the stress and the second gap is used to isolate the header from the stress.


Patent Title: Systems and methods for optical measurements using multiple beam interferometric sensors
Patent No.: US 9,952,067
Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
Abstract:

The disclosed technology may include systems, methods, and apparatus for optical measurements. A method is provided that includes receiving, by first and second Extrinsic Fabry-Perot Interferometer (EFPI) sensors, respective portions of interrogation light. The first EFPI sensor is responsive to a measurement stimulus and both the first EFPI sensor and the second EFPI sensor are responsive to a common mode stimulus. The method includes detecting a measurement signal and a first common-mode signal responsive to receiving altered interrogation light from the first EFPI sensor, the measurement signal corresponding to the measurement stimulus. The method includes detecting a second common mode signal responsive to receiving altered light from the second EFPI sensor. The method includes producing a measurement output signal, the measurement output signal representing a difference between the second common mode signal and a combination of the measurement signal and the first common-mode signal, and outputting the measurement output signal.


Patent Title: Two wavelength optical interferometric pressure switch and pressure transducers
Patent No.: US 9,945,740
Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
Abstract:

Certain implementations of the disclosed technology may include Fabry-Perot Interferometer (FPI)-based sensors systems and methods for measuring a desired stimulus. In accordance with an example implementation of the disclosed technology, a method is provided for receiving, by a Fabry-Perot Interferometer (FPI) sensor, first interrogation light having a first wavelength and second interrogation light having a second wavelength. The FPI sensor is configured to alter the received first interrogation light and the second interrogation light responsive to a measurement stimulus. The method includes detecting, by a first optical detector, a measurement signal responsive to receiving the altered first interrogation light and the altered second interrogation light from the FPI sensor, the measurement signal corresponding to the measurement stimulus. The method includes producing a measurement output signal, the measurement output signal representing an intensity of the measurement signal. The method further includes outputting the measurement output signal.


Patent Title: Electronic device interconnections for high temperature operability
Patent No.: US 9,917,067
Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
Abstract:

Systems and methods are disclosed for providing an interconnection for extending high-temperature use in sensors and other electronic devices. The interconnection includes a semiconductor layer; an ohmic contact layer disposed on a first region of the semiconductor layer; an insulating layer disposed on a second region of the semiconductor layer, where the second region differs from the first region; a metal layer disposed above at least the insulating layer and the ohmic contact layer; and a connecting conductive region disposed on the metal layer and in vertical alignment with a third region of the semiconductor layer. The third region differs from the first region and is offset from the ohmic contact layer at the first region. The offset is configured to extend an operational lifetime of the interconnection apparatus, particularly when the interconnection apparatus is exposed to high temperature environments.


Patent Title: High temperature transducer using SOI, silicon carbide or gallium nitride electronics
Patent No.: US 9,915,578
Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
Abstract:

There is disclosed a high temperature pressure sensing system which includes a SOI, silicon carbide, or gallium nitride Wheatstone bridge including piezoresistors. The bridge provides an output which is applied to an analog to digital converter also fabricated using SOI, silicon carbide, or gallium nitride materials. The output of the analog to digital converter is applied to microprocessor, which microprocessor processes the data or output of the bridge to produce a digital output indicative of bridge value. The microprocessor also receives an output from another analog to digital converter indicative of the temperature of the bridge as monitored by a span resistor coupled to the bridge. The microprocessor has a separate memory coupled thereto which is also fabricated from SOI, silicon carbide, or gallium nitride materials and which memory stores various data indicative of the microprocessor also enabling the microprocessor test and system test to be performed.


Patent Title: Three-lead electronic switch system adapted to replace a mechanical switch
Patent No.: US 9,906,216
Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
Abstract:

This disclosure provides example methods, devices, and systems for a three-lead electronic switch system adapted to replace a mechanical switch. A device is disclosed that includes a sensor, a current limiting circuit, an output switching circuit comprising a first switching device and a second switching device, and a three lead interface circuit in communication with the output switching circuit and the current limiting circuit. The device includes an electronic switching circuit in communication with the sensor, the current limiting circuit, and the output switching circuit. The electronic switching circuit is configured to drive the first and second switching devices in complementary conduction states responsive to determining the output of the sensor relative to a threshold voltage. The output switching circuit includes a first terminal, a second terminal, and a return terminal that are configured to provide power to the electronic switching circuit while providing an indication of the conduction states.


Patent Title: Systems and methods for liquid dynamic pressure testing
Patent No.: US 9,897,506
Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
Abstract:

Certain implementations of the disclosed technology may include systems and methods for dynamic pressure testing of transducers in communication with a liquid. A method is provided that can include dynamically pressurizing a liquid in a cavity associated with a housing. While dynamically pressurizing the liquid, the method includes simultaneously measuring: a change in volume of the liquid; a test frequency response, by a test transducer in communication with the liquid; and a reference frequency response, by a reference transducer in communication with the liquid. The method may further determine a normalized frequency response of the test transducer, based at least in part on the test frequency response and the reference frequency response. The method may further provide an indication of the normalized frequency response of the test transducer and an indication of the bulk modulus of the liquid.


Patent Title: Silicon based pressure and acceleration optical interferometric sensors with housing assembly
Patent No.: US 9,829,307
Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
Abstract:

A optical sensor assembly is disclosed that includes a sensor diaphragm configured to deflect responsive to an applied stimulus. The sensor assembly includes a first Extrinsic Fabry-Perot Interferometer (EFPI) having a first optical cavity in communication with at least a portion of the sensor diaphragm, the first EFPI is configured to interact with light to produce a combined measurement light signal and a first common-mode light signal, the measurement light signal corresponding to the applied stimulus. The sensor assembly also includes a second EFPI having a second optical cavity, the second EFPI is configured to interact with light to produce a second common mode light signal for error correction. The sensor assembly may further include a sensing optical fiber in communication with the first EFPI; a reference optical fiber in communication with the second EFPI; and a glass header configured to support the sensing optical fiber and the reference optical fiber.


Patent Title: Thermally stable high temperature pressure and acceleration optical interferometric sensors
Patent No.: US 9,810,594
Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
Abstract:

Certain example implementations of the disclosed technology include an optical-interferometer sensor assembly for measuring pressure or acceleration. The sensor assembly includes a diaphragm configured to deflect responsive to an applied stimulus, a diaphragm support structure in communication with the diaphragm, a sensing optical interferometer having a first optical cavity in communication with at least a portion of the diaphragm and the diaphragm support structure, and a reference optical interferometer having a second optical cavity in communication with the diaphragm support structure. The sensor assembly can include a sensing optical fiber in communication with the sensing optical interferometer and a reference optical fiber in communication with the reference optical interferometer. The sensor assembly can include a housing in communication with the diaphragm and the diaphragm support structure, and configured to reduce a thermal expansion mismatch in the sensor assembly.


Patent Title: Structure for controlling tension on a threaded header
Patent No.: US 9,791,329
Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
Abstract:

Certain embodiments of the disclosed technology provide systems and methods for an improved header and corresponding port associated with a transducer assembly. The header and port define mating threaded portions, thread stop portions, and a weld gap region. The thread stop portions are configured to mate and maintain a pre-loading tension between the threaded portions during and after applying a weld in the weld gap region. The weld gap region is configured to have a predetermined gap distance such that the weld seals the transducer without stress in the weld. The mating of the first and second thread stops are configured to maintain at least a portion of the pre-loading tension.


Patent Title: Internally switched multiple range transducers
Patent No.: US 9,766,146
Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
Abstract:

Systems and methods for an internally switched multiple range transducer are provided. In one embodiment, a method comprises receiving, at a first sensor, a pressure, wherein the first sensor is associated with a first pressure range; measuring, at the first sensor, the pressure to generate a first pressure signal; in response to determining that the first pressure signal is not associated with the first pressure range, activating a second sensor, wherein the second sensor is associated with a second pressure range that is different from the first pressure range; and measuring, at the second sensor, the pressure to generate a second pressure signal.


Patent Title: Pressure transducer with case vent to avoid catastrophic failure
Patent No.: US 9,759,624
Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
Abstract:

Certain implementations of the disclosed technology may include systems, methods, and sealed transducer assembly with a pressure relief vent. In certain implementations, a transducer assembly is provided having a vent bore and a rupturable membrane sealing the vent bore. The vent bore may extend from an internal portion of the transducer assembly to an external portion of the transducer assembly. The rupturable membrane is configured to maintain a seal within the internal portion of the transducer assembly for a first range of a pressure differential between the internal portion of the transducer assembly and the external portion of the transducer assembly, and rupture and vent pressure through the vent bore when the pressure differential exceeds the first range.


Patent Title: Tunable pressure transducer assembly
Patent No.: US 9,752,948
Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
Abstract:

A tunable pressure transducer assembly that comprises a sensing element disposed within a housing, wherein the sensing element is adapted to output a signal substantially indicative of an applied pressure, and a filter assembly also disposed within the housing. In one example embodiment, a method includes receiving, at a filter assembly having a tube, a cap and a cavity defined by a housing, a pressure, wherein the cap is positioned to set a predetermined volume of the cavity and the tube is associated with an application of the pressure to the cavity, wherein the pressure includes a static pressure component and a dynamic pressure component; filtering, by the tube and the cavity, at least a portion of the dynamic pressure component of the pressure to obtain a filtered pressure; outputting, from the filter assembly, the filtered pressure; and wherein the filtered pressure is used to determine the static pressure component of the pressure.


Patent Title: Systems and methods for electrically identifying and compensating individual pressure transducers
Patent No.: US 9,739,681
Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
Abstract:

Certain implementations of the disclosed technology may include systems, methods, and apparatus for assigning a distinct identifier (ID) to a pressure transducer based on resistor values. Embodiments include electrically identifying the distinct ID, and compensating the pressure transducer based on the distinct ID. According to an example implementation, a method is provided that can include coupling a transducer ID measurement assembly with a transducer assembly; measuring, by the transducer ID measurement assembly, a plurality of divided voltages between a plurality of configurable ID switches and a reference resistor; determining, with a processor, a distinct ID associated with the transducer assembly based on the plurality of measured divided voltages; retrieving one or more compensation parameters based on the distinct ID; and compensating, with the one or more compensation parameters, a measurement signal of the transducer assembly.


Patent Title: Flat covered leadless pressure sensor assemblies suitable for operation in extreme environments
Patent No.: US 9,739,680
Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
Abstract:

This disclosure provides example methods, devices and systems associated with flat covered leadless pressure sensor assemblies suitable for operation in extreme environments. In one embodiment, a system may comprise a semiconductor substrate having a first side and a second side; a diaphragm disposed on the first side of the semiconductor substrate; a first cover coupled to the first side of the semiconductor substrate such that it overlays at least the diaphragm, wherein a pressure applied at the first cover is transferred to the diaphragm; and a sensing element disposed on the second side of the semiconductor substrate, wherein the sensing element is used to measure the pressure.


Patent Title: Matching back pressures on differential oil-filled diaphragms
Patent No.: US 9,739,677
Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
Abstract:

Exemplary embodiments of the present invention provide a differential pressure transducer that comprises first and second diaphragms of different configurations, i.e., different diameters and/or thicknesses. The pressure transducer provides more versatility over prior art designs as the diaphragms can be of different configurations yet still maintain substantially similar back pressures. Therefore, the errors commonly associated with back pressures are eliminated because the back pressures from the diaphragms ultimately cancel out in the sensor's differential pressure measurement.


Patent Title: Methods of Fabricating Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) Semiconductor Devices Using Blanket Fusion Bonding
Patent No.: US 9,721,832 
Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
Abstract:
A method for fabricating silicon-on-insulator (SOI) semiconductor devices, wherein the piezoresistive pattern is defined within a blanket doped layer after fusion bonding.  This new method of fabricating SOI semiconductor devices is more suitable for simpler large scale fabrication as it provides the flexibility to select the device pattern/type at the latest stages of fabrication.


Patent Title: Flexible Interconnect Structure for a Sensor Assembly
Patent No.: US 9,723,719
Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
Abstract:
This disclosure provides example methods, devices, and systems for a flexible interconnect structure for a sensor assembly.  In one configuration, a flexible interconnect structure may couple a first portion of a differential sensor structure to a second portion of the differential sensor structure.  Further, the flexible interconnect structure may couple the differential sensor structure to an external component such as a circuit board, used to receive measurement information from the differential sensor.


Patent Title: Two Lead Electronic Switch System Adapted to Replace a Mechanical Switch System
Patent No.: US 9,716,495
Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
Abstract:
Systems and methods are disclosed for a two lead electronic switch adapted to replace a mechanical switch.  In one embodiment, a device is provided that includes a sensor and an electronic circuit having a voltage limiting circuit.  The electronic circuit is configured to deactivate/activate the voltage limiting circuit to operate the electronic circuit in a first/second state in response to determining that an output of the sensor is less/more than a threshold voltage.  The circuit includes first and second terminals configured to receive a switch voltage used to provide power for the device.  The device sets the switch voltage to a first voltage level operative to power the electronic circuit and the sensor while the electronic circuit is operating in the first state and to a second voltage level operative to power the electronic circuit and the sensor while the electronic circuit is operating in the second state.


Patent Title: Apparatus and method for eliminating varying pressure fluctuations in a pressure transducer
Patent No.: US 9,709,450
Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
Abstract:

A differential pressure transducer employing a coiled tube to eliminate varying pressure fluctuations is provided. In one embodiment, a method comprises receiving, at an inlet tube of a dampening chamber, a main pressure, wherein the main pressure includes a static pressure component and a dynamic pressure component; filtering, by the inlet tube, at least a portion of the dynamic pressure component of the main pressure; outputting, from the inlet tube, a first filtered main pressure; receiving, at a volume cavity of the dampening chamber, the first filtered main pressure, wherein the volume cavity is operatively coupled to the inlet tube; filtering, by the volume cavity, at least a portion of the dynamic pressure component of the first filtered main pressure; outputting, from the volume cavity, a second filtered main pressure; and wherein the dampening chamber is tuned to a predetermined resonance frequency.


Patent Title: Systems and Methods for Compensating a Sensor
Patent No.: US 9,709,452
Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
Abstract:
Systems, methods, and apparatus for compensation of a sensor are presented.  A method is provided that includes determining a response of a sensor.  For example, a temperature response of a pressure sensor may be characterized.  In an example implementation, the sensor may be coupled to one or more input terminals, for example, that are configured for connecting to an input voltage source.  The sensor may also be coupled to one or more configurable resistor networks.  The sensor may further be coupled to one or more output terminals configured for providing an output signal.  The method further includes determining one or more compensation resistance values for compensating the determined response of the sensor.  The method includes selectively configuring, based at least in part on determining the one or more compensation resistance value, the one or more configurable resistor networks for compensating the response of the sensor.


Patent Title: Apparatus and Method for Eliminating Varying Pressure Fluctuations in a Pressure Transducer
Patent No.: US 9,709,450
Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
Abstract:
A differential pressure transducer employing a coiled tube to eliminate varying pressure fluctuations is provided.  In one embodiment, a method comprises receiving, at an inlet tube of a dampening chamber, a main pressure, wherein the main pressure includes a static pressure component and a dynamic pressure component; filtering, by the inlet tube, at least a portion of the dynamic pressure component of the main pressure; outputting, from the inlet tube, a first filtered main pressure; receiving, at a volume cavity of the dampening chamber, the first filtered main pressure, wherein the volume cavity is operatively coupled to the inlet tube; filtering, by the volume cavity, at least a portion of the dynamic pressure component of the first filtered main pressure; outputting, from the volume cavity, a second filtered main pressure; and wherein the dampening chamber is tuned to a predetermined resonance frequency.