skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: In-situ gloveport glove leak tester

Abstract

The invention provides a system for detecting leaks in glovebox gloves, the system having a first seal within a glovebox aperture; a second seal contacting exterior surfaces of a glovebox, wherein the exterior surfaces define a periphery of the aperture; a first fluid supply for circumferentially expanding the first seal against center facing surfaces of the aperture to a first pressure; a second fluid supply for inflating the glove to a second pressure; and a pressure gauge for detecting a pressure decrease of the second pressure. Also provided is an in situ method for detecting leaks in glove box gloves, the method having the steps of applying a radially directed force to inside surfaces of cuffs of the gloves to hermetically seal the gloves from the exterior of the glovebox, thereby establishing a seal; inflating the gloves to a pressure; and monitoring the pressure for any decrease in pressure.

Inventors:
; ; ;
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1651057
Patent Number(s):
10690565
Application Number:
15/712,877
Assignee:
UChicago Argonne, LLC (Chicago, IL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01M - TESTING STATIC OR DYNAMIC BALANCE OF MACHINES OR STRUCTURES
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B25 - HAND TOOLS B25J - MANIPULATORS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 09/22/2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Haske, Kyle J., Smith, James E., Sakowski, Mark R., and Preuss, Donald E.. In-situ gloveport glove leak tester. United States: N. p., 2020. Web.
Haske, Kyle J., Smith, James E., Sakowski, Mark R., & Preuss, Donald E.. In-situ gloveport glove leak tester. United States.
Haske, Kyle J., Smith, James E., Sakowski, Mark R., and Preuss, Donald E.. Tue . "In-situ gloveport glove leak tester". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1651057.
@article{osti_1651057,
title = {In-situ gloveport glove leak tester},
author = {Haske, Kyle J. and Smith, James E. and Sakowski, Mark R. and Preuss, Donald E.},
abstractNote = {The invention provides a system for detecting leaks in glovebox gloves, the system having a first seal within a glovebox aperture; a second seal contacting exterior surfaces of a glovebox, wherein the exterior surfaces define a periphery of the aperture; a first fluid supply for circumferentially expanding the first seal against center facing surfaces of the aperture to a first pressure; a second fluid supply for inflating the glove to a second pressure; and a pressure gauge for detecting a pressure decrease of the second pressure. Also provided is an in situ method for detecting leaks in glove box gloves, the method having the steps of applying a radially directed force to inside surfaces of cuffs of the gloves to hermetically seal the gloves from the exterior of the glovebox, thereby establishing a seal; inflating the gloves to a pressure; and monitoring the pressure for any decrease in pressure.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {6}
}

Patent:

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record:

System and method for leak detection
patent, February 2007


In-situ leak testing of glovebox, isolator, or containment unit gloves
patent, November 2004


Inflatable product testing
patent, June 1980