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Overlapping interference seal and methods for forming the seal

United States Patent Application

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A seal is provided between a pair of members by a flexible seal element fixed to one member and having a turned edge. The seal element overlies a contact surface of the other member to effect the seal, the seal element spanning a gap between the members and being pressed into the contact surface by a high pressure region on the same side of the gap as the sealing element. In other forms, a second sealing element is employed in conjunction with a spline seal forming a tortuous sealing path between the members.
Predmore, Daniel Ross (Clifton Park, NY)
09/ 874,375
June 6, 2001
[0001] This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-FC21-95MC31176 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.