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Installation of service connections for sensors or transmitters in buried water pipes

United States Patent

February 21, 2006
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A system for installing warning units in a buried pipeline. A small hole is drilled in the ground to the pipeline. A collar is affixed to one of the pipes of the pipeline. A valve with an internal passage is connected to the collar. A hole is drilled in the pipe. A warning unit is installed in the pipe by moving the warning unit through the internal passage, the collar, and the hole in the pipe.
Burnham; Alan K. (Livermore, CA), Cooper; John F. (Oakland, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
10/ 854,453
May 26, 2004
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.