US Patent No: 8,164,048

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Nuclear gauges and methods of configuration and calibration of nuclear gauges

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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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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
TROXLER ELECTRONIC LABORATORIES, INC.RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC76

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Steckmann, Dirk M - 7 6
Troxler, Robert E Raleigh, NC 16 53
Weger, Donald E Bradley, IL 9 66

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