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Title: Swipe transfer assembly

Abstract

The swipe transfer assembly is a mechanical assembly which is used in conjunction with glove boxes and other sealed containments. It is used to pass small samples into or out of glove boxes without an open breach of the containment, and includes a rotational cylinder inside a fixed cylinder, the inside cylinder being rotatable through an arc of approximately 240.degree. relative to the outer cylinder. An offset of 120.degree. from end to end allows only one port to be opened at a time. The assembly is made of stainless steel or aluminum and clear acrylic plastic to enable visual observation. The assembly allows transfer of swipes and smears from radiological and other specially controlled environments.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Blackfoot, ID
  2. McKeesport, PA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868395
Patent Number(s):
5131797
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21F - PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT
DOE Contract Number:  
AC11-76PN00014
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
swipe; transfer; assembly; mechanical; conjunction; glove; boxes; sealed; containments; pass; samples; breach; containment; rotational; cylinder; inside; fixed; rotatable; approximately; 240; degree; relative; outer; offset; 120; allows; time; stainless; steel; aluminum; acrylic; plastic; enable; visual; observation; swipes; smears; radiological; specially; controlled; environments; outer cylinder; assembly allows; glove box; stainless steel; controlled environment; visual observation; transfer assembly; sealed containment; mechanical assembly; glove boxes; swipe transfer; /414/49/109/232/

Citation Formats

Christiansen, Robert M, and Mills, William C. Swipe transfer assembly. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Christiansen, Robert M, & Mills, William C. Swipe transfer assembly. United States.
Christiansen, Robert M, and Mills, William C. Wed . "Swipe transfer assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868395.
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abstractNote = {The swipe transfer assembly is a mechanical assembly which is used in conjunction with glove boxes and other sealed containments. It is used to pass small samples into or out of glove boxes without an open breach of the containment, and includes a rotational cylinder inside a fixed cylinder, the inside cylinder being rotatable through an arc of approximately 240.degree. relative to the outer cylinder. An offset of 120.degree. from end to end allows only one port to be opened at a time. The assembly is made of stainless steel or aluminum and clear acrylic plastic to enable visual observation. The assembly allows transfer of swipes and smears from radiological and other specially controlled environments.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {1}
}

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