Alternative method for sealing all-metal vacuum joints

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PATENT NO 7216899





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A clamping system for high or ultra-high vacuum system components including a clamping member surrounding a flange of the vacuum system component. A bead along the inside diameter of the clamping member engages a groove in the peripheral surface of the flange. When a clamping force is applied to the clamping member, as by a bolt, the force is transmitted to the flange providing sufficient clamping force to form a vacuum seal.

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Kimball Physics, Inc.WILTON, NH9

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Crawford, Charles K Wilton, NH 12 65

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