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Continuous air monitor filter changeout apparatus

United States Patent

7,399,337
July 15, 2008
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An apparatus and corresponding method for automatically changing out a filter cartridge in a continuous air monitor. The apparatus includes: a first container sized to hold filter cartridge replacements; a second container sized to hold used filter cartridges; a transport insert connectively attached to the first and second containers; a shuttle block, sized to hold the filter cartridges that is located within the transport insert; a transport driver mechanism means used to supply a motive force to move the shuttle block within the transport insert; and, a control means for operating the transport driver mechanism.
Rodgers; John C. (Santa Fe, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
11/ 059,096
20060180021
February 16, 2005
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. W-7405-ENG-36 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.