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LIQUID REACTANT WASTE REDUCTION RING FOR MANUFACTURE OF FORM-IN-PLACE GASKETS (FIPG).

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000233137D
Publication Date: 2013-Nov-25
Document File: 3 page(s) / 925K

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Abstract

This invention is a reduction ring that reduces the amount of liquid reactant that goes unused in the manufacture of FIPG. During the manufacture of FIPG, a plunger extracts reactant from a container and directs it to a gasket destination. The plunger progressively moves toward the bottom of the container to remain just below the reactant surface as reactant is extracted. The plunger stops extracting reactant when it comes within about 1 inch of the container floor, in order to avoid having air bubbles near the reactant surface forced into the plunger by the container bottom. The volume of reactant occupying that final inch is thus unused or wasted. This reduction ring can be placed at the bottom of the container to displace reactant from the bottom inch of the container. This reduces the amount of reactant unused or wasted. The hollow portion of the reduction ring leaves space for air bubbles so that they will not be forced into the plunger during the final stages of reactant extraction.

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Title of Invention

LIQUID REACTANT WASTE REDUCTION RING FOR MANUFACTURE OF FORM-IN-PLACE GASKETS (FIPG).

Description of Invention

This invention is a reduction ring that reduces the amount of liquid reactant that goes unused in the manufacture of FIPG. During the manufacture of FIPG, a plunger extracts reactant from a container and directs it to a gasket destination. The plunger progressively moves toward the bottom of the container to remain just below the reactant surface as reactant is extracted. The plunger stops extracting reactant when it comes within about 1 inch of the container floor, in order to avoid having air bubbles near the reactant surface forced into the plunger by the container bottom. The volume of reactant occupying that final inch is thus unused or wasted. This reduction ring can be placed at the bottom of the container to displace reactant from the bottom inch of the container. This reduces the amount of reactant unused or wasted. The hollow portion of the reduction ring leaves space for air bubbles so that they will not be forced into the plunger during the final stages of reactant extraction.

Unique Features

1.      The reduction ring is a volumetric reactant displacement object which maximizes material efficiency of liquid reactant uptake while avoiding air uptake.

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