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Title: Internal V-Band Clamp

Abstract

A system for clamping two tubular members together in an end-to-end relationship uses a split ring with a V-shaped outer rim that can engage a clamping surface on each member. The split ring has a relaxed closed state where the ends of the ring are adjacent and the outside diameter of the split ring is less than the minimum inside diameter of the members at their ends. The members are clamped when the split ring is spread into an elastically stretched position where the ring rim is pressed tightly against the interior surfaces of the members. Mechanisms are provided for removing the spreader so the split ring will return to the relaxed state, releasing the clamped members.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Albuquerque, NM
  2. Los Alamos, NM
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
880249
Patent Number(s):
7004669
Application Number:
10/700839
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
F - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING F16 - ENGINEERING ELEMENTS AND UNITS F16B - DEVICES FOR FASTENING OR SECURING CONSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENTS OR MACHINE PARTS TOGETHER, e.g. NAILS, BOLTS, CIRCLIPS, CLAMPS, CLIPS, WEDGES, JOINTS OR JOINTING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Vaughn, Mark R, Hafenrichter, Everett S, Chapa, Agapito C, Harris, Steven M, Martinez, Marcus J, and Baty, Roy S. Internal V-Band Clamp. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Vaughn, Mark R, Hafenrichter, Everett S, Chapa, Agapito C, Harris, Steven M, Martinez, Marcus J, & Baty, Roy S. Internal V-Band Clamp. United States.
Vaughn, Mark R, Hafenrichter, Everett S, Chapa, Agapito C, Harris, Steven M, Martinez, Marcus J, and Baty, Roy S. Tue . "Internal V-Band Clamp". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/880249.
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abstractNote = {A system for clamping two tubular members together in an end-to-end relationship uses a split ring with a V-shaped outer rim that can engage a clamping surface on each member. The split ring has a relaxed closed state where the ends of the ring are adjacent and the outside diameter of the split ring is less than the minimum inside diameter of the members at their ends. The members are clamped when the split ring is spread into an elastically stretched position where the ring rim is pressed tightly against the interior surfaces of the members. Mechanisms are provided for removing the spreader so the split ring will return to the relaxed state, releasing the clamped members.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2006},
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