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Title: Material isolation enclosure

Abstract

An enclosure is described, similar to a glove box, for isolating materials from the atmosphere, yet allowing a technician to manipulate the materials and also apparatus which is located inside the enclosure. A portion of a wall of the enclosure is comprised of at least one flexible curtain. An opening defined by a frame is provided for the technician to insert his hands and forearms into the enclosure. The frame is movable in one plane, so that the technician has access to substantially all of the working interior of the enclosure. As the frame is moved by the technician, while he accomplishes work inside the enclosure, the curtain moves such that the only opening through the enclosure wall is the frame. In a preferred embodiment, where a negative pressure is maintained inside the enclosure, the frame is comprised of airfoils so that turbulence is reduced, thereby enhancing material retention within the box.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6255383
Patent Number(s):
5205624
Application Number:
PPN: US 7-667915
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 12 Mar 1991
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; GLOVEBOXES; DESIGN; AIR CURTAINS; CONTAINMENT; CURTAINS; EQUIPMENT; LABORATORY EQUIPMENT; 420202* - Engineering- Protective Structures & Equipment

Citation Formats

Martell, C J, Dahlby, J W, Gallimore, B F, Comer, B E, Stone, W A, and Carlson, D O. Material isolation enclosure. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Martell, C J, Dahlby, J W, Gallimore, B F, Comer, B E, Stone, W A, & Carlson, D O. Material isolation enclosure. United States.
Martell, C J, Dahlby, J W, Gallimore, B F, Comer, B E, Stone, W A, and Carlson, D O. Tue . "Material isolation enclosure". United States.
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abstractNote = {An enclosure is described, similar to a glove box, for isolating materials from the atmosphere, yet allowing a technician to manipulate the materials and also apparatus which is located inside the enclosure. A portion of a wall of the enclosure is comprised of at least one flexible curtain. An opening defined by a frame is provided for the technician to insert his hands and forearms into the enclosure. The frame is movable in one plane, so that the technician has access to substantially all of the working interior of the enclosure. As the frame is moved by the technician, while he accomplishes work inside the enclosure, the curtain moves such that the only opening through the enclosure wall is the frame. In a preferred embodiment, where a negative pressure is maintained inside the enclosure, the frame is comprised of airfoils so that turbulence is reduced, thereby enhancing material retention within the box.},
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