Accession Number : ADD018097

Title :   Split Gasket Attachment Method.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 17 Jan 95, patented 23 Jul 96,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Moody, Paul E

Report Date : 23 Jul 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The present invention relates to a method and hardware for bonding together ends of a sealing strip. The method of the present invention comprises the steps of cutting a slot in both a first end and a second end of a sealing strip, inserting an attachment strip having a plurality of engaging members into the slot cut into the first end, applying adhesive to the second end of the sealing strip, and placing the two ends of the sealing strip into an abutting relationship by inserting the attachment strip into the slot in the second end and sliding the ends together. The hardware used to effect the method includes an alignment guide having a substantially C-shaped channel for receiving the ends of the sealing strip to be joined together. The alignment guide has an end cap associated therewith having one or more slots for receiving a cutting tool for cutting slots in the ends of the sealing strip. The hardware further includes an attachment strip which is used to join the ends of the sealing strip together.

Descriptors :   *BONDING, *ATTACHMENT, *GASKETS, *PATENTS, SLOTS, SPLITTING, SEALING COMPOUNDS, SLIDING, CUTTING TOOLS, CUTTING

Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE