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Borehole sounding device with sealed depth and water level sensors

United States Patent

6,923,252
August 2, 2005
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A borehole device having proximal and distal ends comprises an enclosure at the proximal end for accepting an aircraft cable containing a plurality of insulated conductors from a remote position. A water sensing enclosure is sealingly attached to the enclosure and contains means for detecting water, and sending a signal on the cable to the remote position indicating water has been detected. A bottom sensing enclosure is sealingly attached to the water sensing enclosure for determining when the borehole device encounters borehole bottom and sends a signal on the cable to the remote position indicating that borehole bottom has been encountered.
Skalski; Joseph C. (Los Alamos, NM), Henke; Michael D. (Los Alamos, NM)
The Regents of the University of California (Los Alamos, NM)
10/ 417,971
20040206492
April 17, 2003
The present invention generally relates to well drilling and servicing apparatus, and, more specifically, to borehole investigation equipment. This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.