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Insertion tube methods and apparatus

United States Patent Application

20040083835
A1
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An apparatus which facilitates placing an instrumented probe into a media, including a plurality of probe casings having first and second ends, the first end of one probe casing being configured to selectively couple with the second end of another probe casing at a casing joint to form an insertion tube, the insertion tube having an instrument receiving end, a surface end, and an insertion tube wall which together define a central cavity, and wherein the casing joint includes a seal which functions as a substantial barrier to contaminants.
Casper, William L. (Rigby, ID), Clark, Don T. (Idaho Falls, ID), Grover, Blair K. (Idaho Falls, ID), Mathewson, Rodney O. (Idaho Falls, ID), Seymour, Craig A. (Idaho Falls, ID)
10/ 285,786
October 31, 2002
[0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC07-99ID13727 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.