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Tiltmeter leveling mechanism

United States Patent

April 16, 2002
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A tiltmeter device having a pair of orthogonally disposed tilt sensors that are levelable within an inner housing containing the sensors. An outer housing can be rotated to level at least one of the sensor pair while the inner housing can be rotated to level the other sensor of the pair. The sensors are typically rotated up to about plus or minus 100 degrees. The device is effective for measuring tilts in a wide range of angles of inclination of wells and can be employed to level a platform containing a third sensor.
Hunter; Steven L. (Livermore, CA), Boro; Carl O. (Milpitas, CA), Farris; Alvis (late of Byron, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
09/ 431,196
November 1, 1999
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the United States Department of Energy and the University of California for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.