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Method and Apparatus for Driving a Probe into the Earth

Abstract: 

A remotely actuated clamping apparatus for obtaining a secure coupling between a vibration unit generating longitudinally directed driving forces and a probe designed for penetrating the earth, such as into underwater sediments at water depths too great for direct human intervention.

Patent Number: 
5,456,325
Date Of Issue: 
10/10/1995
Inventors: 

Phontie J. Pantermuehl;Donald H. Heihn;Thomas E. Owen