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Interchangeable breech lock for glove boxes

United States Patent

November 24, 2015
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A breech lock for a glove box is provided that may be used to transfer one or more items into the glove box. The breech lock can be interchangeably installed in place of a plug, glove, or other device in a port or opening of a glove box. Features are provided to aid the removal of items from the breech lock by a gloved operator. The breech lock can be reused or, if needed, can be replaced with a plug, glove, or other device at the port or opening of the glove box.
Lemonds; David Preston (Aiken, SC)
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (Aiken, SC)
13/ 946,463
July 19, 2013
FEDERAL RESEARCH STATEMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC09-085R22470,awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.