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Title: Automatic range selector

Abstract

A device is provided for automatically selecting from a plurality of ranges of a scale of values to which a meter may be made responsive, that range which encompasses the value of an unknown parameter. A meter relay indicates whether the unknown is of greater or lesser value than the range to which the meter is then responsive. The rotatable part of a stepping relay is rotated in one direction or the other in response to the indication from the meter relay. Various positions of the rotatable part are associated with particular scales. Switching means are sensitive to the position of the rotatable part to couple the associated range to the meter.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Diamond Bar, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862739
Patent Number(s):
4001683
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01R - MEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
automatic; range; selector; device; provided; automatically; selecting; plurality; ranges; scale; values; meter; responsive; encompasses; value; parameter; relay; indicates; lesser; rotatable; stepping; rotated; direction; response; indication; various; positions; associated; particular; scales; switching; means; sensitive; position; couple; switching means; various positions; automatically selecting; /324/

Citation Formats

McNeilly, Clyde E. Automatic range selector. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
McNeilly, Clyde E. Automatic range selector. United States.
McNeilly, Clyde E. Tue . "Automatic range selector". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862739.
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abstractNote = {A device is provided for automatically selecting from a plurality of ranges of a scale of values to which a meter may be made responsive, that range which encompasses the value of an unknown parameter. A meter relay indicates whether the unknown is of greater or lesser value than the range to which the meter is then responsive. The rotatable part of a stepping relay is rotated in one direction or the other in response to the indication from the meter relay. Various positions of the rotatable part are associated with particular scales. Switching means are sensitive to the position of the rotatable part to couple the associated range to the meter.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {1}
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