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Title: Self-referencing remote optical probe

Abstract

A probe for remote spectrometric measurements of fluid samples having a hollow probe body with a sliding reflective plug therein and a lens at one end, ports for admitting and expelling the fluid sample and a means for moving the reflector so that reference measurement can be made with the reflector in a first position near the lens and a sample measurement can be made with the reflector away from the lens and the fluid sample between the reflector and the lens. Comparison of the two measurements will yield the composition of the fluid sample. The probe is preferably used for remote measurements and light is carried to and from the probe via fiber optic cables.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. 157 Greenwood Dr., Martinez, GA 30907
  2. 2419 Dickey Rd., Augusta, GA 30906
  3. 137 Breckenridge Dr., N. Augusta, GA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
E I DUPONT DE NEMOURS & CO INC
OSTI Identifier:
867935
Patent Number(s):
5039224
Assignee:
O'Rourke, Patrick E. (157 Greenwood Dr., Martinez, GA 30907);Prather, William S. (2419 Dickey Rd., Augusta, GA 30906);Livingston, Ronald R. (137 Breckenridge Dr., N. Augusta, GA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-76SR00001
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
self-referencing; remote; optical; probe; spectrometric; measurements; fluid; samples; hollow; sliding; reflective; plug; therein; lens; ports; admitting; expelling; sample; means; moving; reflector; reference; measurement; position; near; comparison; yield; composition; preferably; light; carried; via; fiber; optic; cables; fluid sample; fiber optic; optical probe; optic cable; fluid samples; optic cables; remote optical; probe via; via fiber; remote measurement; /356/

Citation Formats

O'Rourke, Patrick E, Prather, William S, and Livingston, Ronald R. Self-referencing remote optical probe. United States: N. p., 1991. Web.
O'Rourke, Patrick E, Prather, William S, & Livingston, Ronald R. Self-referencing remote optical probe. United States.
O'Rourke, Patrick E, Prather, William S, and Livingston, Ronald R. Tue . "Self-referencing remote optical probe". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/867935.
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abstractNote = {A probe for remote spectrometric measurements of fluid samples having a hollow probe body with a sliding reflective plug therein and a lens at one end, ports for admitting and expelling the fluid sample and a means for moving the reflector so that reference measurement can be made with the reflector in a first position near the lens and a sample measurement can be made with the reflector away from the lens and the fluid sample between the reflector and the lens. Comparison of the two measurements will yield the composition of the fluid sample. The probe is preferably used for remote measurements and light is carried to and from the probe via fiber optic cables.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1991},
month = {1}
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