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Title: Bellow seal and anchor

Abstract

An annular seal is made of a collapsible bellows. The bellows can function as an anchor or a seal and is easily set into position using relative component movement. The bellows folds can be slanted and their outer sealing edges can have different profiles to meet expected conditions. The bellows is expanded for insertion to reduce its outer dimension and sets by compaction as a result of relative movement. The bellows can be straight or tapered and is settable with a minimal axial force.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873531
Patent Number(s):
6182755
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F16 - ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS F16J - PISTONS {
E - FIXED CONSTRUCTIONS E21 - EARTH DRILLING E21B - EARTH DRILLING, e.g. DEEP DRILLING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
bellow; seal; anchor; annular; collapsible; bellows; function; easily; set; position; relative; component; movement; folds; slanted; outer; sealing; edges; profiles; meet; expected; conditions; expanded; insertion; reduce; dimension; sets; compaction; result; straight; tapered; settable; minimal; axial; force; axial force; relative movement; annular seal; outer sealing; sealing edges; /166/277/

Citation Formats

Mansure, Arthur J. Bellow seal and anchor. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Mansure, Arthur J. Bellow seal and anchor. United States.
Mansure, Arthur J. Mon . "Bellow seal and anchor". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873531.
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