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Steven P Nuspl, Edmund P Szmania, John A Kleppe, Peter R Norton: Acoustic pyrometer. The Babcock & Wilcox Company, Vytas R Matas, Robert J Edwards, Eric Marich, July 18, 1989: US04848924 (246 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method for measuring high temperatures in a boiler transmits pulses of acoustic waves, from one side wall of the boiler to an opposite side wall thereof. Acoustic noise within the boiler, as well as the transmitted pulses of acoustic waves are received at the opposite side of the bo ...


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Paul J Latimer, Daniel T MacLauchlan: EMAT probe and technique for weld inspection. Daniel S Kalka, Robert J Edwards, June 2, 1998: US05760307 (208 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus of inspecting for flaws in a specular reflector, where the flaws having an expected length and the reflector is electrically conductive. The method includes directing a beam of an electromagnetic acoustic transmitting transducer along a beam axis toward the specular reflector ...


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Daniel P Geier, Kenneth R Camplin: Sensor transport system for combination flash butt welder. The Babcock & Wilcox Company, Robert J Edwards, Robert P Bennett, Eric Marich, July 7, 1998: US05777229 (206 worldwide citation)

An automated sensor transport system for non-destructive inspection of a weld through the use of ultrasonic waves produced by an electromagnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT). The system includes: a computer control unit; a transport apparatus having a first EMAT for producing an ultrasonic SH shear wa ...


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John R Bower, Charles W Hammond: Sonic apparatus and method for detecting the presence of a gaseous substance in a closed space. The Babcock & Wilcox Company, Robert J Edwards, James C Simmons, D Neil LaHaye, March 11, 1986: US04574615 (110 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for detecting the presence of a gaseous substance within a space bounded by an enclosure utilizes the fact that sound is not transmitted through a vacuum and is transmitted through the material of the enclosure. A sonic wave transmitter and a sonic wave receiver are engaged wi ...


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Paul S Ayres, Louis E Stark, Joel G Feldstein, Tzerong Fu: Sleeve type repair of degraded nuclear steam generator tubes. The Babcock & Wilcox Company, Robert C Mai, Robert J Edwards, June 3, 1986: US04592577 (101 worldwide citation)

A sealable multimetallic sleeve for a rapid repair of a degraded tube caused by a detrimental chemical attack on the outside surface of the tube within and in a vicinity of a tube sheet in a steam generator, and the method for sealably inserting the sleeve in the degraded tube spanning the region of ...


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Donald K Frerichs, Azmi Kaya, Marion A Keyes IV: Method and procedure for neural control of dynamic processes. Elsag International, Vytas R Matas, Robert J Edwards, December 29, 1992: US05175678 (101 worldwide citation)

A neural network control based on a general multi-variable nonlinear dynamic model incorporating time delays is disclosed. The inverse dynamics of the process being controlled is learned represented by a multi-layer neural network which is used as a feedforward control to achieve a specified closed ...


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Curtis L Finch: Tube expanding method. The Babcock & Wilcox Company, Robert J Edwards, James C Simmons, D Anthony Gregory, January 13, 1987: US04635333 (100 worldwide citation)

A tube expanding technique for securing a sleeve within a tube whereby fluid pressure is applied via an expander by incrementally decreasing the volume of the fluid system exclusive of the expander, or by incrementally increasing the mass of the fluid within the system. The system pressure and the r ...


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John W Berthold, Daniel P Birmingham: Fiber optic sensing system for monitoring restrictions in hydrocarbon production systems. The Babcock & Wilcox Company, Daniel S Kalka, Robert J Edwards, December 1, 1998: US05845033 (95 worldwide citation)

A sensor apparatus and method for identifying a restriction in the flowline of a hydrocarbon production system, utilizes an optical fiber or optical fiber cable which is engaged along and preferably spirally wound around and along the flowline. Spaced apart strain gauges which are advantageously in ...


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Paul S Ayres, Louis E Stark, Joel G Feldstein, Tzerong Fu: Sleeve repair of degraded nuclear steam generator tubes. The Babcock & Wilcox Company, Robert J Edwards, Robert C Mai, April 26, 1988: US04739916 (92 worldwide citation)

A sealable multimetallic sleeve for a rapid repair of a degraded tube caused by a detrimental chemical attack on the outside surface of the tube within and in a vicinity of a tube sheet in a steam generator, and the method for sealably inserting the sleeve in the degraded tube spanning the region of ...


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Theodore L Book Sr: Power plant interactive display. The Babcock & Wilcox Company, Vytas R Matas, Robert J Edwards, Daniel S Kalka, August 1, 1989: US04853175 (84 worldwide citation)

An interactive display apparatus and method for a plant operating at a plurality of process parametes from which a current plant status can be calculated, and from which symptoms can be diagnosed which indicate the existence of transient conditions of plant status for which mitigating action must be ...