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Serpentine metal gasket

United States Patent

June 2, 2009
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A metallic seal or gasket for use in the joining of cryogenic fluid conduits, the seal or gasket having a generally planar and serpentine periphery defining a central aperture. According to a preferred embodiment, the periphery has at least two opposing elongated serpentine sides and two opposing arcuate ends joining the opposing elongated serpentine sides and is of a hexagonal cross-section.
Rothgeb; Timothy Moore (Norfolk, VA), Reece; Charles Edwin (Yorktown, VA)
Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (Newport News, VA)
11/ 366,237
March 2, 2006
The United States of America may have certain rights to this invention under Management and Operating Contract DE-AC05-84ER 40150 from the United States Department of Energy.