Resources Contact Us Home
Browse by: INVENTOR PATENT HOLDER PATENT NUMBER DATE
 
 
Conformal airlock assembly and method










Image Number 10 for United States Patent #7997537.

A conformal airlock assembly for ingress and egress through a door from a high pressure environment to a low pressure environment. The airlock assembly includes a flexible, gas impermeable membrane that cooperates with a support wall in an airtight manner to form an interior pocket over the door on one side of the wall. A gas displacement system, in flow communication with the interior pocket, is selectively operable to flow air out of the interior pocket, collapsing the membrane toward a collapsed condition. An actuation system coupled to the flexible membrane is operable to displace the flexible membrane, in the collapsed condition, away from the one side of the support wall. Such displacement of the airtight membrane creates a low pressure space in the pocket that is selected to be sufficiently proximate that of the low pressure environment. Hence, the door may be opened to permit ingress and egress therethrough without a large pressure differential.








 
 
  Recently Added Patents
System and method for detecting an earth ground fault of an external power supply connected to a vehicle
Solid-state image pickup element, method of manufacturing the same, and image pickup apparatus including the same
Power or voltage oscillation damping in a power transmission system
Nanocatalysts structure, process for the preparation and use thereof
Adaptive flow for thermal cooling of devices
Subscribing to content
Split-ring resonator creating a photonic metamaterial
  Randomly Featured Patents
Photovoltaic power generating system
Water-insoluble polyazo dyestuff comprising two or three identical azo dyestuffs joined to a central nucleus by carboxyl bridges
Sulfobetaine-containing polymers and their utility as calcium carbonate scale inhibitors
Lazy susan
Hairbrush constructed and arranged to lift and shape hair
Soybean variety D4328762
Sectional door and guard rail assembly
Hydro-wind power generating turbine system and retrofitting method
Shaped product comprising a thermoset, foamed, plastics sheet material reinforced with coherent natural-fibre material, and a process for making the shaped product
Ink jet printing apparatus comprising automatic ink jet deflection adjustment means