Internal Package sensor technology for monitoring package environments

  • InPAC - Inherently safe passive gas monitoring system, US Patent US 9,437,331 B2 (External Link offsite link), awarded September 6, 2016.

  • InPAC Abstract - Generally, the present disclosure is directed to gas monitoring systems that use inductive power transfer to safely power an electrically passive device included within a nuclear material storage container. In particular, the electrically passive device can include an inductive power receiver for receiving inductive power transfer through a wall of the nuclear material storage container. The power received by the inductive power receiver can be used to power one or more sensors included in the device. Thus, the device is not required to include active power generation components such as, for example, a battery, that increase the risk of a spark igniting flammable gases within the container. 

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