Nuclear gauges and methods of configuration and calibration of nuclear gauges

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8164048
APP PUB NO 20090194676A1
SERIAL NO

12348821

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Nuclear gauges and method of configuration and methods of calibrations of the nuclear gauges are provided. The nuclear gauges are used in measuring the density and/or moisture of construction-related materials. The nuclear gauge can include a gauge housing having a vertical cavity therethrough and at least one radiation detector located within the housing. The nuclear gauge can include a vertically moveable source rod and a radiation source operatively positioned within a distal end of the source rod.

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TROXLER ELECTRONIC LABORATORIES, INC.RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC69

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Steckmann, Dirk M Cary, US 7 15
Troxler, Robert E Raleigh, US 11 102
Weger, Donald E Wendell, US 8 132

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TROXLER ELECTRONIC LABORATORIES, INC. (5)
8716650 Nuclear gauges and related methods of assembly 1 2009
8410423 Nuclear gauges and related methods of assembly 3 2009
* 2009/0274,275 NUCLEAR GAUGES AND RELATED METHODS OF ASSEMBLY 3 2009
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