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Bag pressure monitor

United States Patent

6,128,965
October 10, 2000
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An inexpensive mechanical indicator for measuring low pressure in an inflating bag includes a pair of sides connected to each other at one edge and pivotally connected at spaced parallel locations on the bag. A spring biases the sides towards each other in opposition to tension in the inflating bag. The distance between the sides is indicative of the pressure in the bag. The device is accurate at pressures below 0.05 psi.
Vaughn; Mark Roy (Albuquerque, NM), Miller; Alva Keith (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
09/ 012,040
January 22, 1998
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.