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Acoustic system for communication in pipelines

United States Patent

7,423,931
September 9, 2008
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A system for communication in a pipe, or pipeline, or network of pipes containing a fluid. The system includes an encoding and transmitting sub-system connected to the pipe, or pipeline, or network of pipes that transmits a signal in the frequency range of 3-100 kHz into the pipe, or pipeline, or network of pipes containing a fluid, and a receiver and processor sub-system connected to the pipe, or pipeline, or network of pipes containing a fluid that receives said signal and uses said signal for a desired application.
Martin, II; Louis Peter (San Ramon, CA), Cooper; John F. (Oakland, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
10/ 855,243
20050007877
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.