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Methods and apparatus for multi-parameter acoustic signature inspection

United States Patent

July 24, 2007
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A multiparameter acoustic signature inspection device and method are described for non-invasive inspection of containers. Dual acoustic signatures discriminate between various fluids and materials for identification of the same.
Diaz; Aaron A. (Richland, WA), Samuel; Todd J. (Pasco, WA), Valencia; Juan D. (Kennewick, WA), Gervais; Kevin L. (Richland, WA), Tucker; Brian J. (Pasco, WA), Kirihara; Leslie J. (Richland, WA), Skorpik; James R. (Kennewick, WA), Reid; Larry D. (Benton City, WA), Munley; John T. (Benton City, WA), Pappas; Richard A. (Richland, WA), Wright; Bob W. (West Richland, WA), Panetta; Paul D. (Richland, WA), Thompson; Jason S. (Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
11/ 361,266
February 24, 2006
This invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.