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Diagnostic monitor for carbon fiber processing

United States Patent

6,375,875
April 23, 2002
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A method for monitoring characteristics of materials includes placing a material in an application zone, measuring a change in at least one property value of the application zone caused by placing the material in the application zone and relating changes in the property value of the application zone caused by the material to at least one characteristic of the material An apparatus for monitoring characteristics of a material includes a measuring device for measuring a property value resulting from applying a frequency signal to the application zone after placing a material in the application zone and a processor for relating changes in the property value caused by placement of the material in the application zone to at least one desired characteristic of the material. The application zone is preferably a resonant cavity.
Paulauskas; Felix L. (Knoxville, TN), Bigelow; Timothy S. (Knoxville, TN), Meek; Thomas T. (Knoxville, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
09/ 492,473
January 27, 2000
The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Contract No. De-AC05-960R22464 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.