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Title:
FIRE AND WATER-RESISTANT CONTAINER
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2003008752
Kind Code:
B1
Abstract:
A fire-resistant container (14) having a full gasket (62) at the interface between hinged top (12) and bottom mating elements. The elements (12,10) are insulated and are formed with matable labyrinthine edges. One of the edges is provided with a smooth, soft gasket (62) disposed in a groove (54) in the labyrinth which forms a seal against a corresponding rib (60) in the opposing edge. The elements (12,10) are joined along common sides by a hinge (18), the rotational axis (16) of which is positioned in space relative to the gasket (62) and rib (60) such that, in closing of the container (14), the gasket (62) engages the rib (60) at all points substantially simultaneously. The hinged elements (12,10) are secured by over-center latch (28,30) such that when the container (14) is fully closed the rib (60) exerts a small and substantially uniform force against the gasket (62) to form a seal against fire and water.

Inventors:
BEATTIE PATRICK J
MASSETH JAMES
PALLO DAVID R
Application Number:
US0221960W
Publication Date:
May 15, 2003
Filing Date:
July 11, 2002
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
JOHN D. BRUSH & CO., INC.
International Classes:
E06B7/23; B65D43/16; B65D53/02; E05G1/00; E05G1/024; A45C13/00; E05D7/14; (IPC1-7): E06B7/16
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