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Title: Tamper indicating seal

Abstract

Seals have a flexible wire that can be looped through a hasp-like device. The seals include a body having a recess, a plug insertable into the recess and a snap ring for fastening the plug to the body. The plug and/or body can have access holes for inserting the wire into the recess. "Teeth" on the outer diameter and through-holes through the thickness of the snap ring allow for passing the ends of the flexible wire from the recess through the snap ring. The ends of the wire can be folded back over the snap ring and into engagement with the teeth. Assembly of the seal causes the ends of the wire to be securely fastened between the teeth of the snap ring and the sidewall of the recess. Seals can include a plug and/or body made of a frangible material such as glass, ceramic, glass-ceramic or brittle polymer.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1042615
Patent Number(s):
8186731
Application Number:
12/423,263
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
G - PHYSICS G09 - EDUCATION G09F - DISPLAYING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Romero, Juan A, Walker, Charles A, Blair, Dianna S, and Bodmer, Connie C. Tamper indicating seal. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Romero, Juan A, Walker, Charles A, Blair, Dianna S, & Bodmer, Connie C. Tamper indicating seal. United States.
Romero, Juan A, Walker, Charles A, Blair, Dianna S, and Bodmer, Connie C. Tue . "Tamper indicating seal". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1042615.
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abstractNote = {Seals have a flexible wire that can be looped through a hasp-like device. The seals include a body having a recess, a plug insertable into the recess and a snap ring for fastening the plug to the body. The plug and/or body can have access holes for inserting the wire into the recess. "Teeth" on the outer diameter and through-holes through the thickness of the snap ring allow for passing the ends of the flexible wire from the recess through the snap ring. The ends of the wire can be folded back over the snap ring and into engagement with the teeth. Assembly of the seal causes the ends of the wire to be securely fastened between the teeth of the snap ring and the sidewall of the recess. Seals can include a plug and/or body made of a frangible material such as glass, ceramic, glass-ceramic or brittle polymer.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {5}
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Tamper‚Äźindicating seals for nuclear disarmament and hazardous waste management
journal, January 2001