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Inspection apparatus for evaluating a partially completed weld

United States Patent

January 30, 2001
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An inspection apparatus for evaluating a partially completed weld is described and which is utilized in combination with an automated movable welder which moves across a supporting surface, and wherein the inspection apparatus includes a coupling member mounted on the welder; a frame member mounted on the coupling member; an ultrasonic sensor mounted on the frame member and disposed in ultrasonic sound transmitting relation relative to the partially completed weld; and a drive assembly for adjusting the position of the ultrasonic sensor relative to the partially completed weld.
Smartt; Herschel B. (Idaho Falls, ID), Larsen; Eric D. (Idaho Falls, ID), Johnson; Jonn A. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Bechtel BWXT Idaho, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
09/ 196,399
November 19, 1998
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN OF THE INVENTION The U.S. has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC07-94ID13223 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Lockheed Martin Idaho Technologies Company.