US Patent No: 6,520,747

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System for measuring change in fluid flow rate within a line

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A method and system for determining change in a fluid's flow rate within a line. The pressure variation in a second fluid, separated from the first by a pumping membrane, is measured in response to energy applied in a time-varying manner to the second fluid. From the response of the second fluid to the applied energy, changes in the flow rate of the first fluid are determined.

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DEKA PRODUCTS LIMITED PARTNERSHIPMANCHESTER, NH433

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bryant, Robert Manchester, NH 20 738
Gray, Larry Merrimack, NH 15 672
Morrell, John B Manchester, NH 56 948
Spencer, Geoffrey Manchester, NH 10 536

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