Counting accelerometer apparatus
Parallel analog-to-digital converter with increased resolution
Direct flash analog-to-digital converter and method Patent #: 4386339
ApplicationNo. 877571 filed on 05/01/1992
US Classes:73/514.16, Specific type of electric sensor or specific type of magnetic sensor324/162, With acceleration measuring means327/75, Three or more377/23Acceleration
ExaminersPrimary: Heyman, John S.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG01P 015/08
AbstractAcceleration is measured using an array of micro-machined elements. The array is configured so each successive element is deflected by a higher acceleration. For each acceleration there will be a set of elements that is deflected. By determining the transition point between deflected and undeflected elements, the acceleration can be measured.