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Flexible collapse-resistant and length-stable vaccum hose

United States Patent

August 19, 2003
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A hose for containing a vacuum, which hose has an impermeable flexible tube capable of holding a vacuum and a braided or interwoven flexible interior wall, said wall providing support to said interior wall of said impermeable flexible tube. Optionally, an exterior braided or woven wall may be provided to the hose for protection or to allow the hose to be used as a pressure hose. The hose may delimit a vacuum space through which may travel a thermal transfer line containing, for example, cryogenic fluid.
Kashy; David H. (Yorktown, VA)
Southeastern Universities Res. Assn, Inc. (Newport News, VA)
09/ 852,854
May 10, 2001
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT The United States of America may have certain rights to this invention under Management and Operating Contract No. DE-AC05-84ER 40150 from the Department of Energy.