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Title: Rolling cuff flexible bellows

Abstract

A flexible connector apparatus used to join two stiff non-deformable members, such as piping. The apparatus is provided with one or more flexible sections or assemblies each utilizing a bellows of a rolling cuff type connected between two ridge members, with the bellows being supported by a back-up ring, such that only the curved end sections of the bellows are unsupported. Thus, the bellows can be considered as being of a tube-shaped configuration and thus have high pressure resistance. The components of the flexible apparatus are sealed or welded one to another such that it is fluid tight.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Livermore, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
865582
Patent Number(s):
4540203
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
rolling; cuff; flexible; bellows; connector; apparatus; join; stiff; non-deformable; piping; provided; sections; assemblies; utilizing; type; connected; ridge; supported; back-up; curved; unsupported; considered; tube-shaped; configuration; pressure; resistance; components; sealed; welded; fluid; tight; rolling cuff; flexible bellows; flexible connector; /285/

Citation Formats

Lambert, Donald R. Rolling cuff flexible bellows. United States: N. p., 1985. Web.
Lambert, Donald R. Rolling cuff flexible bellows. United States.
Lambert, Donald R. Tue . "Rolling cuff flexible bellows". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865582.
@article{osti_865582,
title = {Rolling cuff flexible bellows},
author = {Lambert, Donald R.},
abstractNote = {A flexible connector apparatus used to join two stiff non-deformable members, such as piping. The apparatus is provided with one or more flexible sections or assemblies each utilizing a bellows of a rolling cuff type connected between two ridge members, with the bellows being supported by a back-up ring, such that only the curved end sections of the bellows are unsupported. Thus, the bellows can be considered as being of a tube-shaped configuration and thus have high pressure resistance. The components of the flexible apparatus are sealed or welded one to another such that it is fluid tight.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1985},
month = {1}
}

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