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Apparatus for rendering at least a portion of a device inoperable and related methods

United States Patent

9,488,452
November 8, 2016
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Apparatus for rendering at least a portion of a device inoperable may include a containment structure having a first compartment that is configured to receive a device therein and a movable member configured to receive a cartridge having reactant material therein. The movable member is configured to be inserted into the first compartment of the containment structure and to ignite the reactant material within the cartridge. Methods of rendering at least a portion of a device inoperable may include disposing the device into the first compartment of the containment structure, inserting the movable member into the first compartment of the containment structure, igniting the reactant material in the cartridge, and expelling molten metal onto the device.
Daniels; Michael A. (Idaho Falls, ID), Steffler; Eric D. (Idaho Falls, ID), Hartenstein; Steven D. (Idaho Falls, ID), Wallace; Ronald S. (Ucon, ID)
Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
14/ 693,347
20160313099
April 22, 2015
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC07-05ID14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.