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Radial wedge flange clamp

United States Patent

December 31, 2002
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A radial wedge flange clamp comprising a pair of flanges each comprising a plurality of peripheral flat wedge facets having flat wedge surfaces and opposed and mating flat surfaces attached to or otherwise engaged with two elements to be joined and including a series of generally U-shaped wedge clamps each having flat wedge interior surfaces and engaging one pair of said peripheral flat wedge facets. Each of said generally U-shaped wedge clamps has in its opposing extremities apertures for the tangential insertion of bolts to apply uniform radial force to said wedge clamps when assembled about said wedge segments.
Smith; Karl H. (Yorktown, VA)
Southeastern University Research Assn. (Newport News, VA)
09/ 782,911
February 14, 2001
The United States of America may have certain rights in this invention under Management and Operating Contract No. DE-AC05-84ER 40150 from the Department of Energy.