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Encapsulated microsensors for reservoir interrogation

United States Patent

9,279,321
March 8, 2016
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In one general embodiment, a system includes at least one microsensor configured to detect one or more conditions of a fluidic medium of a reservoir; and a receptacle, wherein the receptacle encapsulates the at least one microsensor. In another general embodiment, a method include injecting the encapsulated at least one microsensor as recited above into a fluidic medium of a reservoir; and detecting one or more conditions of the fluidic medium of the reservoir.
Scott; Eddie Elmer (Danville, CA), Aines; Roger D. (Livermore, CA), Spadaccini; Christopher M. (Oakland, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
13/ 787,665
20140251600
March 6, 2013
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the United States Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.