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Title: Portable data collection device with self identifying probe

Abstract

The present invention provides a portable data collection device that has a variety of sensors that are interchangeable with a variety of input ports in the device. The various sensors include a data identification feature that provides information to the device regarding the type of physical data produced by each sensor and therefore the type of sensor itself. The data identification feature enables the device to locate the input port where the sensor is connected and self adjust when a sensor is removed or replaced. The device is able to collect physical data, whether or not a function of time. The sensor may also store a unique sensor identifier. 13 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
ADA Technologies, Inc
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
675837
Patent Number(s):
5,839,094
Application Number:
PAN: 8-750,136
Assignee:
ADA Technologies, Inc., Englewood, CO (United States) PTO; SCA: 440000; PA: EDB-99:003151; SN: 98002027941
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-93ER81585
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 17 Nov 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
44 INSTRUMENTATION, INCLUDING NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE DETECTORS; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; PORTABLE EQUIPMENT; IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS; DESIGN

Citation Formats

French, P.D. Portable data collection device with self identifying probe. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
French, P.D. Portable data collection device with self identifying probe. United States.
French, P.D. Tue . "Portable data collection device with self identifying probe". United States.
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abstractNote = {The present invention provides a portable data collection device that has a variety of sensors that are interchangeable with a variety of input ports in the device. The various sensors include a data identification feature that provides information to the device regarding the type of physical data produced by each sensor and therefore the type of sensor itself. The data identification feature enables the device to locate the input port where the sensor is connected and self adjust when a sensor is removed or replaced. The device is able to collect physical data, whether or not a function of time. The sensor may also store a unique sensor identifier. 13 figs.},
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