US Patent No: 7,201,057

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High-temperature reduced size manometer

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A pressure-sensing device and method for making and using such device having a temperature differential between two portions of the device is disclosed. A solid-state heat pump, such as a thermo-electric cooler (TEC), is used to pump heat from a cold portion to a hot portion of the device. A pressure sensor sensing the pressure of a hot fluid is disposed in the hot portion of the device, and sensor electronics are disposed in the cold portion of the device.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MKS INSTRUMENTS, INC.WILMINGTON, MA500

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Agami, Mark Reading, MA 5 15

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BROOKS INSTRUMENT, LLC (1)
7,720,628 Digitally controlled sensor system 0 2005
 
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT (1)
8,397,576 Sensor and method for determining the pressure in a fluid 0 2008

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