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System and method for changing a glove attached to a glove box

United States Patent

April 10, 2001
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A system for changing the gloves of a glove box. The system requires the use of a new glove and a glove change ring to form a temporary secondary barrier to the exchange of atmospheres between the inner glove box and the room in which the glove box is operated. The system describes specific means for disengaging a used glove from the glove box port. The means for disengaging the used glove include use of a glove change hook and use of a glove with an attached tab for use in removal. A method for changing the gloves of a glove box is also described.
Aluisi; Alan (Aruada, CO)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
09/ 657,004
September 7, 2000
U.S. GOVERNMENT RIGHTS The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC34-95RF00825 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Kaiser-Hill Company.