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Hand-held survey probe

United States Patent

7,667,854
February 23, 2010
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A system for providing operational feedback to a user of a detection probe may include an optical sensor to generate data corresponding to a position of the detection probe with respect to a surface; a microprocessor to receive the data; a software medium having code to process the data with the microprocessor and pre-programmed parameters, and making a comparison of the data to the parameters; and an indicator device to indicate results of the comparison. A method of providing operational feedback to a user of a detection probe may include generating output data with an optical sensor corresponding to the relative position with respect to a surface; processing the output data, including comparing the output data to pre-programmed parameters; and indicating results of the comparison.
Young; Kevin L. (Idaho Falls, ID), Hungate; Kevin E. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
11/ 612,023
20080144046
December 18, 2006
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with United States Government support under Contract No. DE-AC07-05ID1457 awarded by United States Department of Energy. The United States Government has certain rights in the invention.