Apparatus for sealing around members extending therethrough

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5127626
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07590181

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An apparatus is provided for sealing around shafts or tubes of varying diameter. Its basic element comprises an elastomeric sealing body with an axial passage which is radially compressed from more than two sides to compress the passage into sealing engagement with a member extending through the passage. Radial compression is achieved by cams and followers disposed around the body which cooperate with angularly spaced radially extending lugs formed integrally with the body. The cams are spring biased to normally compress the axial passage of the sealing body. Levers operable by one hand of the user are provided to selectively release the apparatus.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
APPLIED MEDICAL RESOURCES CORPORATIONRANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, CA315
APPLIED VASCULAR DEVICES, A CORP OF CALAGUNA HILLS, CA0

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cooper, Robert P Yorba Linda, CA 27 3776
Gadberry, Donald L Huntington Beach, CA 68 4054
Hilal, Said S Laguna Niguel, CA 31 2049

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