Duke Energy has been granted a patent for a liquid sampling apparatus and method that allows for hands-free collection of low-level metals and other contaminant-sensitive samples from surface waters using drones or remote delivery systems. The apparatus includes a base with bottle holders, an upper portion, and an intermediate portion with a float and a cap engagement apparatus for opening and closing sample containers while submerged underwater. GlobalData’s report on Duke Energy gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Duke Energy, Smart metering system was a key innovation area identified from patents. Duke Energy's grant share as of September 2023 was 28%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Liquid sampling apparatus for collecting contaminant-sensitive samples remotely