US 9,810,562 B2
Brace bar for a vibrating meter
Philip Powers, Boulder, CO (US); and Glenn Byron, Colorado Springs, CO (US)
Assigned to Micro Motion, Inc., Boulder, CO (US)
Appl. No. 15/29,476
Filed by Micro Motion, Inc., Boulder, CO (US)
PCT Filed Nov. 6, 2014, PCT No. PCT/US2014/064258
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Apr. 14, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/073288, PCT Pub. Date May 21, 2015.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/903,850, filed on Nov. 13, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0265956 A1, Sep. 15, 2016
Int. Cl. G01F 1/84 (2006.01)
CPC G01F 1/8413 (2013.01) [G01F 1/8477 (2013.01)] 31 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A brace bar (300, 400, 500, 600, 700), comprising:
a brace bar body (302, 402, 502, 602, 702) with a perimeter;
a first aperture (304a, 404a, 504a, 604a, 704a) and a second aperture (304b, 404b, 504b, 604b, 704b) in the brace bar body (302, 402, 502, 602, 702); and
a gap (306, 406, 506, 606, 706) formed in the brace bar body (302, 402, 502, 602, 702) connecting the first aperture (304a, 404a, 504a, 604a, 704a) and the second aperture (304b, 404b, 504b, 604b, 704b) wherein the gap (306, 406, 506, 606, 706) is wholly contained within the perimeter of the brace bar body (302, 402, 502, 602, 702).