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Input protection circuit for an analog optocoupler

An input protection circuit (110) for an optocoupler (20) is provided. The input protection circuit (110) includes a first voltage limiter (d1) with a first terminal that is electrically coupled to an input terminal of an amplifier circuit (120), wherein the input terminal of the amplifier circuit (120) is configured to receive a pwm signal and the amplifier circuit (120) is configured to provide a voltage to the optocoupler (20).. ... Micro Motion Inc

Controlling a viscosity of fuel in a fuel control system with a vibratory meter

A method of controlling a viscosity of fuel in a fuel control system with a vibratory meter is provided. The method includes providing the fuel to the vibratory meter, measuring a property of the fuel with the vibratory meter, and generating a signal based on the measured property of the fuel. ... Micro Motion Inc

Improved spool body for a vibrating densitometer

A spool body is provided that is adapted for use in a vibrating densitometer. The spool body comprises a core and a plurality of spines that emanate distally from the core. ... Micro Motion Inc

Controlling access to an interface with a dongle

A dongle (100) for controlling access to an interface (200) is provided. The dongle (100) includes a dongle memory (120) configured to communicatively couple to the interface (200), the dongle memory (120) comprising a program code (122) that includes authorized menus (122a), wherein the program code (122) is configured to authorize access to one or more menus on the c interface (200).. ... Micro Motion Inc

Improved vibrating member for a vibrating densitometer

A vibrating member adapted for use in a vibrating densitometer is provided. The vibrating member comprises a base and a vibrating tube portion affixed to the base. ... Micro Motion Inc

Detecting an inaccurate flow rate measurement by a vibratory meter

A method of detecting an inaccurate flow rate measurement by a vibratory meter is provided. The method includes flowing fluid through the vibratory meter and measuring a flow rate and a density of the fluid with the vibratory meter, and calculating a density change rate of the fluid. ... Micro Motion Inc

Measuring a spatiotemporal relationship between two of more positions of a vibratory element

An emitter-sensor assembly (100) for measuring a spatiotemporal relationship between two or more positions of a vibratory element (12) is provided. The emitter-sensor assembly (100) includes an emitter (110) substantially rigidly coupled to a first position (12a) of the vibratory element (12), the emitter (110) configured to emit electro-magnetic radiation (112) towards a second position (12b) of the vibratory element (12), and a sensor (120) substantially rigidly coupled to the first position (12a) of the vibratory element (12), the sensor (120) configured to receive the electro-magnetic radiation (112) reflected from the second position (12b) of the vibratory element (12).. ... Micro Motion Inc

Apparatus and method for reducing braze joint stress in a vibrating flowmeter

A method for reducing flowmeter braze joint stress is provided. The method comprises the step of bending a flow tube (20) to create at least one thermal expansion bend (300, 302) thereon. ... Micro Motion Inc

Coriolis threshold determination devices and methods

A meter electronics (20) for a flowmeter (5) configured to receive a process fluid is provided. The meter electronics (20) includes an interface (201) configured to communicate with a flowmeter assembly of the flowmeter (5) and to receive a vibrational response. ... Micro Motion Inc

Temperature compensation of a signal in a vibratory meter

A method for temperature compensation of a signal in a vibratory meter is provided. The method includes obtaining one or more signals from a meter assembly in the vibratory meter, providing the one or more signals to a meter electronics of the vibratory meter, and compensating the one or more signals with a signal parameter offset, wherein the signal parameter offset is based on a temperature of the meter electronics.. ... Micro Motion Inc

Flowmeter measurement confidence determination devices and methods

A method for operating a vibratory flowmeter (5) is provided. The method includes placing a process fluid in the vibratory meter (5) and measuring entrained gas in the process fluid. ... Micro Motion Inc

Controlling a vibration of a vibratory sensor based on a phase error

A method of controlling a vibration of a vibratory element based on a phase error is provided. The method includes vibrating the vibratory element with a drive signal, receiving a vibration signal from the vibratory element, measuring a phase difference between the drive signal and the vibration signal, determining a phase error between a target phase difference and the measured phase difference, and calculating one or more vibration control terms with the determined phase error.. ... Micro Motion Inc

Determining a vibration response parameter of a vibratory element

A method (900, 1000) of determining a vibration response parameter of a vibratory element (104) is provided. The method (900, 1000) includes vibrating the vibratory element (104) at a first frequency with a first drive signal, receiving a first vibration signal from the vibratory element (104) vibrated at the first frequency, measuring a first phase difference, the first phase difference being a phase difference between the first drive signal and the first vibration signal. ... Micro Motion Inc

A method and an apparatus for reducing an error rate

A method for reducing an error rate is provided. The method includes obtaining a first analog signal representing a first kinematic property of a first position with a sensor, obtaining a second analog signal representing a second kinematic property of the first position, digitizing the first analog signal into a first digital signal, and digitizing the second analog signal into a second digital signal. ... Micro Motion Inc

09/07/17 / #20170254688

Apparatus for applying a variable zero algorithm in a vibrating flowmeter and related method

A method for operating a flowmeter is provided. The method includes the steps of measuring a fluid flow in the flowmeter, determining at least one fluid characteristic, determining a preferred algorithm of a plurality of algorithms based upon the fluid flow and the at least one fluid characteristic, and applying the preferred algorithm to an operating routine.. ... Micro Motion Inc

08/31/17 / #20170249278

Stack timing adjustment for serial communications

A method for stack timing adjustment for serial communications is provided. The method includes receiving a usb communication, decoding the usb communication into uart frames, and adjusting the timing of the uart frames according to a serial protocol.. ... Micro Motion Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248457

Flowmeter housing and related methods

A flowmeter having one or more conduits (103, 103′) and a driver (104) coupled to one or more conduits (103, 103′) being configured to vibrate at least a portion of the conduit at one or more drive frequencies. One or more pickoffs (105, 105′) are coupled to the one or more conduits (103, 103′) and are configured to detect a motion of the conduit. ... Micro Motion Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248094

Method and apparatus for determining differential density

A method for operating an engine system 200 comprising an engine 208 configured to consume a fuel, having at least a two flowmeters 214, 216, is provided. The method includes the step of operating an engine 208 disposed between a supply flowmeter 214 of the at least two flowmeters and a return flowmeter 216 of the at least two flowmeters. ... Micro Motion Inc

08/24/17 / #20170244204

An enhanced safety serial bus connector

An enhanced safety serial bus connector (100) is provided. The enhanced safety serial bus connector (100) includes a shell (110) with a first end (110a) and a second end (110b), the first end (110a) being a terminal end of the shell (110) and having a terminal centerline (cl), and the second end (110b) being the lead end of the shell (110). ... Micro Motion Inc

08/24/17 / #20170242707

A method and apparatus to control a mode of a device

A method of controlling a mode of a device is provided. The method includes determining a vbus voltage on a vbus pin in a usb connector on the device, comparing the vbus voltage with a threshold, and configuring the device based on the comparison of the vbus voltage and the threshold.. ... Micro Motion Inc

08/10/17 / #20170227390

Differential flowmeter tool

A method for determining system accuracy is provided. The method includes the steps of inputting hardware specifications related to a supply flowmeter into a computing device and inputting hardware specifications related to a return flowmeter into the computing device. ... Micro Motion Inc

08/03/17 / #20170222362

Connector with latch

A connector (100) is provided. The connector (100) includes a connector body (110) with a connector axis (x), the connector body (110) being comprised of an interface (112) at a first distal end (110a) of the connector body (110), an opening (114) at a second distal end (110b) of the connector body (110), and a conduit (116) extending from the interface (112) to the opening (114) along the connector axis (x). ... Micro Motion Inc

06/22/17 / #20170179952

Capacitive touch sensor

A capacitive touch sensor (100) is provided. The capacitive touch sensor (100) includes an electrode (110) disposed between a plate (120) and a spring (130) wherein the spring (130) presses the electrode (110) towards the plate (120) in a direction that is substantially parallel to a longitudinal length (l) of the spring (130) and the electrode (110) has a flat sensing surface (112) parallel with the plate (120).. ... Micro Motion Inc

06/08/17 / #20170157695

Method of and apparatus for controlling a weld penetration profile with application of shielding gas in an inner region of a workpiece

A method of controlling a weld penetration profile on a workpiece (306) having an outer region and an inner region is described. The method comprises the step of applying energy to the outer region of the workpiece with a welder (302) to produce a weld pool (304). ... Micro Motion Inc

05/11/17 / #20170131128

Apparatus for determining a differential zero offset in a vibrating flowmeter and related method

A method for operating a system configured to consume a fluid, such as engine fuel, having at least two flowmeters is provided. The method includes the step of recirculating a fluid in a closed loop having a supply-side flowmeter and return-side flowmeter, such that substantially no fluid is consumed. ... Micro Motion Inc

04/27/17 / #20170115142

Fluid momentum detection method and related apparatus

A method is provided for determining fluid momentum through one or more conduits. The method comprises the step of receiving an elongation signal from an elongation sensor indicating an elongation of the one or more conduits due to the flowing fluid. ... Micro Motion Inc

04/13/17 / #20170102258

Vibratory flow meter and method to generate digital frequency outputs

A device and method to generate digital serial frequency outputs in a coriolis flow meter is provided. The present invention provides the theoretically lowest jitter for a given input clock, the highest possible pulse count accuracy, the highest possible absolute accuracy, easily implementable other aspects (including quadrature, pulse width, etc.) and requires no specialized external hardware, and is, therefore, implemented with commonly available serial output hardware found in most microcontrollers.. ... Micro Motion Inc

03/30/17 / #20170089744

Flowmeter manifold with indexing boss

A flowmeter and a manifold for the same are provided according to an embodiment. The manifold comprises a body defining a first face and an opposing second face. ... Micro Motion Inc

03/23/17 / #20170082474

Apparatus and method for detecting asymmetric flow in vibrating flowmeters

A flowmeter is provided that includes a sensor assembly and meter electronics. The flowmeter comprises two or more flow tubes, a driver coupled to the flow tubes that is oriented to induce a drive mode vibration in the flow tubes. ... Micro Motion Inc

03/23/17 / #20170082473

Improved vibrating flowmeter and related methods

A flowmeter is provides that includes a sensor assembly and meter electronics. The flowmeter comprises one or more rigid flow tubes, a driver coupled to the flow tubes that is oriented to induce a drive mode vibration in the flow tubes. ... Micro Motion Inc

03/02/17 / #20170060345

Adaptive reflected light touch sensor

An adaptive reflected light touch sensor (100, 400) is provided. The adaptive reflected light touch sensor (100, 400) includes an emitter (110) that emits light in a direction that reflects the light (rli, rlo), a sensor (120, 410) positioned to measure a light amplitude of the reflected light (rli, rlo), a processor board (150) coupled to the sensor (120, 410), the processor board (150) being configured to calculate a moving average of the measured light amplitude of the reflected light (rli, rlo) and calculate an assert threshold.. ... Micro Motion Inc

02/23/17 / #20170052918

A method and apparatus for reconfiguring pin assignments on a connector

A method (700) for reconfiguring pin assignments on a connector (100) is provided. The method (700) includes reading a present accessory type (34a) from an accessory (30) coupled to the connector (100) having a plurality of pins (110) wherein the present accessory type (34a) is associated with an accessory pin assignment (31) of the connector (100), and comparing the present accessory type (34a) to a stored accessory type (18a) associated with a connector pin assignment (17) to determine if the accessory pin assignment (31) is compatible with the connector pin assignment (17).. ... Micro Motion Inc

02/02/17 / #20170031786

Method for performing failsafe calculations

A method and device for performing failsafe computation, and a method of compiling code to perform a failsafe computation are provided. The method includes performing a first calculation (212) to generate a first result (214). ... Micro Motion Inc








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