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Ultrasonic liquid level detector

United States Patent

September 28, 2010
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An ultrasonic liquid level detector for use within a shielded container, the detector being tubular in shape with a chamber at its lower end into which liquid from in the container may enter and exit, the chamber having an ultrasonic transmitter and receiver in its top wall and a reflector plate or target as its bottom wall whereby when liquid fills the chamber a complete medium is then present through which an ultrasonic wave may be transmitted and reflected from the target thus signaling that the liquid is at chamber level.
Kotz; Dennis M. (North Augusta, SC), Hinz; William R. (Augusta, GA)
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions LLC (Aiken, SC)
12/ 009,993
January 23, 2008
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract number DE-ACO9-96SR18500 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Washington Savannah River Company LLC.