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Title: Fabric panel clean change-out frame

Abstract

A fabric panel clean change-out frame, for use on a containment structure having rigid walls, is formed of a compression frame and a closure panel. The frame is formed of elongated spacers, each carrying a plurality of closely spaced flat springs, and each having a hooked lip extending on the side of the spring facing the spacer. The closure panel is includes a perimeter frame formed of flexible, wedge-shaped frame members that are receivable under the springs to deflect the hooked lips. A groove on the flexible frame members engages the hooked lips and locks the frame members in place under the springs. A flexible fabric panel is connected to the flexible frame members and closes its center.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. 1757 Dorset Ave., Pocatello, ID 83201
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
869727
Patent Number(s):
5385194
Application Number:
08/033,473
Assignee:
Brown; Ronald M. (1757 Dorset Ave., Pocatello, ID 83201)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21F - PROTECTION AGAINST X-RADIATION, GAMMA RADIATION, CORPUSCULAR RADIATION OR PARTICLE BOMBARDMENT
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10S - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC11-89PN38014
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
fabric; panel; clean; change-out; frame; containment; structure; rigid; walls; formed; compression; closure; elongated; spacers; carrying; plurality; closely; spaced; flat; springs; hooked; lip; extending; spring; facing; spacer; perimeter; flexible; wedge-shaped; receivable; deflect; lips; groove; engages; locks; connected; closes; center; containment structure; closely spaced; perimeter frame; flexible frame; clean change-out; change-out frame; panel clean; fabric panel; /160/52/405/588/

Citation Formats

Brown, Ronald M. Fabric panel clean change-out frame. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Brown, Ronald M. Fabric panel clean change-out frame. United States.
Brown, Ronald M. Tue . "Fabric panel clean change-out frame". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869727.
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abstractNote = {A fabric panel clean change-out frame, for use on a containment structure having rigid walls, is formed of a compression frame and a closure panel. The frame is formed of elongated spacers, each carrying a plurality of closely spaced flat springs, and each having a hooked lip extending on the side of the spring facing the spacer. The closure panel is includes a perimeter frame formed of flexible, wedge-shaped frame members that are receivable under the springs to deflect the hooked lips. A groove on the flexible frame members engages the hooked lips and locks the frame members in place under the springs. A flexible fabric panel is connected to the flexible frame members and closes its center.},
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year = {1995},
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