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Title: Sample push-out fixture

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.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Scotia, NY)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
874851
Report Number(s):
US 6474923
US patent application 09/510,345
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; samples; provide; guidance; push; rods; stainless; steel; liners; fit; v-channels; v-blocks; permits; remotely; removed; replaced; cleaned; prevent; contamination; capsules; samples; capsule; holder; securely; holds; capsule; allowing; manual; updown; inout; movement; align; sample; hole; v-blocks; sections; contain; identical; v-blocks; guides; drive; screw; rods; manual; push; rods; receive; samples; driven; capsule; stainless steel /414/