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Method and system for pipeline communication

United States Patent

7,324,011
January 29, 2008
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A pipeline communication system and method includes a pipeline having a surface extending along at least a portion of the length of the pipeline. A conductive bus is formed to and extends along a portion of the surface of the pipeline. The conductive bus includes a first conductive trace and a second conductive trace with the first and second conductive traces being adapted to conformally couple with a pipeline at the surface extending along at least a portion of the length of the pipeline. A transmitter for sending information along the conductive bus on the pipeline is coupled thereto and a receiver for receiving the information from the conductive bus on the pipeline is also couple to the conductive bus.
Richardson; John G. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
10/ 825,804
20050231382
April 14, 2004
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS The United States Government has rights in the following invention pursuant to Contract Number DE-AC07-99ID13727 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC.