05103672 is referenced by 17 patents and cites 17 patents.

A fluid level gauging probe having a flexible transmitter wherein the flexible transmitter includes a first flexible electrically conductive conduit flexibly and substantially coaxially supported within a second flexible conduit. The second flexible conduit includes an electrically conductive probe conduit portion forming an electrical capacitance member with the first conduit. Non conductive spacers are provided for flexibly and substantially coaxially supporting the first flexible conduit within the second flexible conduit. Non conducting locating pins are radically disposed through longitudinal slots in the first and second flexible conduits for the attaching the flexible transmitter to a probe housing and for maintaining the first and second flexible conduits in a substantially fixed longitudinal relationship when the flexible transmitter is flexed. Circuitry, including electrical leads to the first flexible conductive member and the probe portion of the second flexible conduit, is provided for measuring the capacitance of the electrical capacitance member and for detecting the level of fluid in a container as a function of the measured capacitance.

Title
Flexible transmitter and fluid level gauging probe
Application Number
7/588537
Publication Number
5103672
Application Date
September 26, 1990
Publication Date
April 14, 1992
Inventor
Vidan Jovanovic
Flushing
NY, US
Richard B Orbell
Saint James
NY, US
Kenneth J Pedersen
Miller Place
NY, US
Michael J Loftus
Medford
NY, US
Eugene J Schmidt
Bohemia
NY, US
Vincent J Terry Jr
Dix Hills
NY, US
Agent
Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
Assignee
Ragen Data Systems
NY, US
IPC
G01F 23/26
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