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Glove port retrofit assembly and method of replacing components

United States Patent

November 18, 2014
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What is disclosed is a system for retrofitting a sealed enclosure for performing work therein having an outer enclosure assembly configured to be clamped to the outer annular face of a port ring and form a sealed engagement with the outer annular surface of the port ring, a change assembly having an inner ring and an access element wherein the inner ring has a first annular cylinder body that is sized to be slidably received by the port ring and the access element is configured to be sealably and slidably positioned within the first annular cylinder body of the inner ring.
Giesen; Isaac M. (Red Wing, MN), Cournoyer; Michael E. (Los Alamos, NM), Rael; David G. (Espanola, MN)
Delaware Capital Formation, Inc. (Wilmington, DE)
12/ 607,457
October 28, 2009
This invention was made with Government support under Contract Number DE-AC51-06NA25396 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.