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Title: Enhanced tamper indicator

Abstract

The present invention provides an apparatus and method whereby the reliability and tamper-resistance of tamper indicators can be improved. A flexible connector may be routed through a latch for an enclosure such as a door or container, and the free ends of the flexible connector may be passed through a first locking member and firmly attached to an insert through the use of one or more attachment members such as set screws. A second locking member may then be assembled in interlocking relation with the first locking member to form an interlocked assembly around the insert. The insert may have one or more sharp projections extending toward the first or second locking member so that any compressive force applied in an attempt to disassemble the interlocked assembly results in permanent, visible damage to the first or second locking member.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
The Regents of the University of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1174388
Patent Number(s):
6,588,812
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Garcia, Anthony R., and Johnston, Roger G. Enhanced tamper indicator. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Garcia, Anthony R., & Johnston, Roger G. Enhanced tamper indicator. United States.
Garcia, Anthony R., and Johnston, Roger G. Tue . "Enhanced tamper indicator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1174388.
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abstractNote = {The present invention provides an apparatus and method whereby the reliability and tamper-resistance of tamper indicators can be improved. A flexible connector may be routed through a latch for an enclosure such as a door or container, and the free ends of the flexible connector may be passed through a first locking member and firmly attached to an insert through the use of one or more attachment members such as set screws. A second locking member may then be assembled in interlocking relation with the first locking member to form an interlocked assembly around the insert. The insert may have one or more sharp projections extending toward the first or second locking member so that any compressive force applied in an attempt to disassemble the interlocked assembly results in permanent, visible damage to the first or second locking member.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {7}
}

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