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Title: Seal assembly

Abstract

A seal assembly that seals a gap formed by a groove comprises a seal body, a biasing element, and a connection that connects the seal body to the biasing element to form the seal assembly. The seal assembly further comprises a concave-shaped center section and convex-shaped contact portions at each end of the seal body. The biasing element is formed from an elastic material and comprises a convex-shaped center section and concave-shaped biasing zones that are opposed to the convex-shaped contact portions. The biasing element is adapted to be compressed to change a width of the seal assembly from a first width to a second width that is smaller than the first width. In the compressed state, the seal assembly can be disposed in the groove. After release of the compressing force, the seal assembly expands. The contact portions will move toward a surface of the groove and the biasing zones will move into contact with another surface of the groove. The biasing zones will bias the contact portions of the seal body against the surface of the groove.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Hagaman, NY)
  2. (Fonda, NY)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO
OSTI Identifier:
873575
Patent Number(s):
6193240
Assignee:
General Electric Company (Schenectady, NY) NETL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC21-87MC23170
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
seal; assembly; seals; gap; formed; groove; comprises; biasing; element; connection; connects; form; concave-shaped; center; section; convex-shaped; contact; portions; elastic; material; zones; opposed; adapted; compressed; change; width; disposed; release; compressing; force; expands; move; surface; bias; center section; seal assembly; gap formed; elastic material; biasing element; /277/415/

Citation Formats

Johnson, Roger Neal, and Longfritz, William David. Seal assembly. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Johnson, Roger Neal, & Longfritz, William David. Seal assembly. United States.
Johnson, Roger Neal, and Longfritz, William David. Mon . "Seal assembly". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873575.
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title = {Seal assembly},
author = {Johnson, Roger Neal and Longfritz, William David},
abstractNote = {A seal assembly that seals a gap formed by a groove comprises a seal body, a biasing element, and a connection that connects the seal body to the biasing element to form the seal assembly. The seal assembly further comprises a concave-shaped center section and convex-shaped contact portions at each end of the seal body. The biasing element is formed from an elastic material and comprises a convex-shaped center section and concave-shaped biasing zones that are opposed to the convex-shaped contact portions. The biasing element is adapted to be compressed to change a width of the seal assembly from a first width to a second width that is smaller than the first width. In the compressed state, the seal assembly can be disposed in the groove. After release of the compressing force, the seal assembly expands. The contact portions will move toward a surface of the groove and the biasing zones will move into contact with another surface of the groove. The biasing zones will bias the contact portions of the seal body against the surface of the groove.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {1}
}

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