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Anti-diffusion metal coated O-rings

United States Patent

9,290,838
March 22, 2016
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A method for inhibiting diffusion of gases and/or transmission of photons through elastomeric seals and a diffusion inhibiting elastomeric seal wherein at least a portion of the surface of a diffusion inhibiting elastomeric seal is coated with a compatibly-deformable, malleable metal coating.
Biallas; George Herman (Yorktown, VA), Boyce; James Reid (Williamsburg, VA)
JEFFERSON SCIENCE ASSOCIATES, LLC (Newport News, VA)
13/ 491,865
20140117629
June 8, 2012
The United States government may have certain rights to this invention under Management and Operating Contract No. DE-AC05-06OR23177 from Department of Energy.