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Title: Sample push-out fixture

Abstract

This invention generally relates to the remote removal of pelletized samples from cylindrical containment capsules. V-blocks are used to receive the samples and provide guidance to push out rods. Stainless steel liners fit into the v-channels on the v-blocks which permits them to be remotely removed and replaced or cleaned to prevent cross contamination between capsules and samples. A capsule holder securely holds the capsule while allowing manual up/down and in/out movement to align each sample hole with the v-blocks. Both end sections contain identical v-blocks; one that guides the drive out screw and rods or manual push out rods and the other to receive the samples as they are driven out of the capsule.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Scotia, NY
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
874851
Patent Number(s):
6474923
Application Number:
09/510,345
Assignee:
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
G - PHYSICS G21 - NUCLEAR PHYSICS G21C - NUCLEAR REACTORS
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
sample; push-out; fixture; relates; remote; removal; pelletized; samples; cylindrical; containment; capsules; v-blocks; receive; provide; guidance; push; rods; stainless; steel; liners; fit; v-channels; permits; remotely; removed; replaced; cleaned; prevent; contamination; capsule; holder; securely; holds; allowing; manual; updown; inout; movement; align; hole; sections; contain; identical; guides; drive; screw; driven; stainless steel; /414/

Citation Formats

Biernat, John L. Sample push-out fixture. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Biernat, John L. Sample push-out fixture. United States.
Biernat, John L. Tue . "Sample push-out fixture". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874851.
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year = {2002},
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