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Container cover closure apparatus

United States Patent

November 28, 2000
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The present invention relates generally to handling and/or storing hazardous waste materials, such as radioactive materials, and is more specifically directed to loading and/or unloading radioactive material into or out of a container, such as a drum, by remote operation, and more particularly the present invention relates to the remote opening and/or closing of a container secured by a compression ring.
Griesau; Richard A. (Scotia, NY)
The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy (Washington, DC)
09/ 265,873
March 11, 1999
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Contract No. DE-AC12-76SN00052 awarded by U.S. Department of Energy.