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Sensor system for web inspection

United States Patent

April 9, 2002
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A system for electrically measuring variations over a flexible web has a capacitive sensor including spaced electrically conductive, transmit and receive electrodes mounted on a flexible substrate. The sensor is held against a flexible web with sufficient force to deflect the path of the web, which moves relative to the sensor.
Sleefe; Gerard E. (Cedar Crest, NM), Rudnick; Thomas J. (St. Louis, MO), Novak; James L. (Albuquerque, NM)
09/ 437,350
November 9, 1999
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Department of Energy Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 with Sandia Corporation.