Skip to Content
Find More Like This
Return to Search

Tensiometer, drive probe for use with environmental testing equipment, and methods of inserting environmental testing equipment into a sample

United States Patent

July 26, 2005
View the Complete Patent at the US Patent & Trademark Office
Idaho National Laboratory - Visit the Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office Website
A method of inserting a tensiometer into a sample, comprises providing a drive probe configured to be engaged by direct push equipment; supporting a porous member from the drive probe; and driving the drive probe into the sample using a cone penetrometer. A tensiometer comprises a drive probe configured to be engaged by direct push equipment or a cone penetrometer; a porous member supported by the drive probe; and a pressure sensor in pressure sensing relation to the porous member.
Hubbell; Joel M. (Idaho Falls, ID), Sisson; James B. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
10/ 376,153
February 28, 2003
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS 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.