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Stack sampling apparatus

United States Patent

September 16, 2014
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An apparatus for obtaining samples from a structure includes a support member, at least one stabilizing member, and at least one moveable member. The stabilizing member has a first portion coupled to the support member and a second portion configured to engage with the structure to restrict relative movement between the support member and the structure. The stabilizing member is radially expandable from a first configuration where the second portion does not engage with a surface of the structure to a second configuration where the second portion engages with the surface of the structure.
Lind; Randall F. (Knoxville, TN), Lloyd; Peter D. (Knoxville, TN), Love; Lonnie J. (Knoxville, TN), Noakes; Mark W. (Knoxville, TN), Pin; Francois G. (Knoxville, TN), Richardson; Bradley S. (Knoxville, TN), Rowe; John C. (Knoxville, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
13/ 033,231
February 23, 2011
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.