Miniature combination valve and pressure transducer and system

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PATENT NO 5853020
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08494159

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A valve/transducer and system for pressure measuring: which has a valve/transducer (24) comprised of an appropriately dimensioned tapered barrel (30) of rigid material with a gasket (40) near the barrel's larger diameter proximal end. The valve/transducer has an opening closable by valve cup (32) which is operated by a pin (34) extending from the barrel. The valve/transducer has within the barrel an integrated silicon circuit (44) and flex circuit electrical interface (76). The integrated circuit provides a pressure transducer (58) and an integrated processor/encoder (68). The system includes wireless transmitter/receiver paired circuits consisting of a transponder (26) and a transmit/receive channel circuit (164). The system includes a control/display processor (162) and an indicator (182) with novel displays of useful tire inflation and maintenance parameters.

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Widner, Ronald D 2811 Pasatiempo Glen, Escondido, CA 92025 2 180

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