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ULTRA-COMPACT SYSTEM FOR CHARACTERIZATION OF PHYSICAL, CHEMICAL AND IGNITION PROPERTIES OF FUELS

United States Patent Application

20180074037
A1
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The present disclosure relates to a miniaturized fuel laboratory system having exterior dimensions enabling the system to be at least one of hand-holdable or contained on a component. The system makes use of a processor, a fuel inlet port for receiving a quantity of fuel to be used as a fuel test sample, and at least one fuel sensor in communication with the fuel inlet port for receiving the fuel test sample. The processor uses the information obtained by the fuel sensor to determine at least one characteristic of the fuel test sample.
KILLINGSWORTH, Nicholas (Pleasanton, CA), FLOWERS, Daniel L. (San Leandro, CA), MCNENLY, Matthew J. (Oakland, CA), OXBERRY, Geoffrey M. (Pleasanton, CA), ISMAIL, Ahmed E. (Aachen, DE)
15/ 261,304
September 9, 2016
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.