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Title: Duct Joining System

Abstract

A duct joining system for providing an air-tight seal and mechanical connection for ducts and fittings is disclosed. The duct joining system includes a flexible gasket affixed to a male end of a duct or fitting. The flexible gasket is affixed at an angle relative to normal of the male end of the duct. The female end of the other duct includes a raised bead in which the flexible gasket is seated when the ducts are properly joined. The angled flexible gasket seated in the raised bead forms an air-tight seal as well as fastens or locks the male end to the female end. Alternatively, when a flexible duct is used, a band clamp with a raised bead is clamped over the female end of the flexible duct and over the male end of a fitting to provide an air tight seal and fastened connection.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Fairfax, CA)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
PROCTOR ENGINEERING GROUP
OSTI Identifier:
879625
Patent Number(s):
US 6193285
Application Number:
09/450893
Assignee:
Proctor, John P. (Fairfax, CA) OAK
DOE Contract Number:  
FG03-97ER86061
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Proctor, John P. Duct Joining System. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Proctor, John P. Duct Joining System. United States.
Proctor, John P. Tue . "Duct Joining System". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/879625.
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abstractNote = {A duct joining system for providing an air-tight seal and mechanical connection for ducts and fittings is disclosed. The duct joining system includes a flexible gasket affixed to a male end of a duct or fitting. The flexible gasket is affixed at an angle relative to normal of the male end of the duct. The female end of the other duct includes a raised bead in which the flexible gasket is seated when the ducts are properly joined. The angled flexible gasket seated in the raised bead forms an air-tight seal as well as fastens or locks the male end to the female end. Alternatively, when a flexible duct is used, a band clamp with a raised bead is clamped over the female end of the flexible duct and over the male end of a fitting to provide an air tight seal and fastened connection.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2001},
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