Wire detecting apparatus and method

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This invention is comprised of an apparatus and method that combines a signal generator and a passive signal receiver to detect and record the path of partially or completely concealed electrical wiring without disturbing the concealing surface. The signal generator applies a series of electrical pulses to the selected wiring of interest. The applied pulses create a magnetic field about the wiring that can be detected by a coil contained within the signal receiver. An audible output connected to the receiver and driven by the coil reflects the receiver`s position with respect to the wiring. The receiver`s audible signal is ... continued below

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Kronberg, J.W. December 31, 1991.

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This invention is comprised of an apparatus and method that combines a signal generator and a passive signal receiver to detect and record the path of partially or completely concealed electrical wiring without disturbing the concealing surface. The signal generator applies a series of electrical pulses to the selected wiring of interest. The applied pulses create a magnetic field about the wiring that can be detected by a coil contained within the signal receiver. An audible output connected to the receiver and driven by the coil reflects the receiver`s position with respect to the wiring. The receiver`s audible signal is strongest when the receiver is directly above the wiring and the long axis of the receiver`s coil is parallel to the wiring. A marking means is mounted on the receiver to mark the location of the wiring as the receiver is directed over the wiring`s concealing surface. Numerous marks made on various locations of the concealing surface will trace the path of the wiring of interest.

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11 p.

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OSTI as DE94005170

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1991

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  • Other: DE94005170
  • Report No.: PATENTS-US--A7798785
  • Grant Number: AC09-89SR18035
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 140454
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc621971

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  • December 31, 1991

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Kronberg, J.W. Wire detecting apparatus and method, patent, December 31, 1991; Aiken, South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc621971/: accessed September 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.