Patents Assigned to Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10309089
    Abstract: A liquid quality system for removing particulates from liquid (e.g., storm-water runoff). The system can include tubular portion (e.g., a manhole). The tubular portion has an inlet and an outlet. The system includes liquid quality device. The liquid quality device includes a partitioning portion. The partitioning portion has a first region including a funnel shape with a sump inlet aperture. The partitioning portion also has a second region including a sump outlet aperture and optionally a sump access aperture. A sump region is located between a base portion and the partitioning portion, wherein a flow of the liquid travels from the inlet in the tubular portion, into the funnel, through the sump inlet aperture, into the sump region, through the sump outlet aperture, and out the outlet of the tubular portion. At least one drag-inducing portion is positioned proximate the tubular portion in the sump region and projecting inwardly towards a central axis of the sump region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Andrew Babcanec, Ronald R. Vitarelli, Daniel J. Figola, Corey M. Francis, Owen Michael Atchison, Bill Russell Vanhoose, Bo Liu, Charles Robert Bitler, Terrianne Elizabeth Martin
  • Patent number: 10265835
    Abstract: A disclosed pipe scuffing device includes a frame and a shaft coupled to the frame and configured to rotate about a central axis. The pipe scuffing device also includes a drive motor configured to drive the rotation of the shaft. The device further includes one or more abrasive wheels disposed about the shaft and having an abrasive outer surface configured to engage an outer surface of a pipe when rotating with the shaft to remove one or more contaminants from the outer surface of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas James Piazza, Owen Michael Atchison, Tyler James Frost
  • Patent number: 10247334
    Abstract: A method of welding a gasket to a spigot portion of a pipe section is described. The method includes supporting the gasket in a recess on the spigot portion of the pipe section. The gasket includes a seating portion and a sealing portion. The sealing portion includes a first shoulder portion and a second shoulder portion. A first bonding portion extends from the first shoulder portion and a second bonding portion extends from the second shoulder portion. The first bonding portion and the second bonding portion are provided to bond the gasket to the spigot portion. The method further includes heating a portion of the gasket and an adjacent surface of the spigot portion and applying a force onto the portion of the gasket following the application of heat to fuse the gasket onto the spigot portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Babcanec, Bill R. Vanhoose, Nicholas J. Piazza
  • Patent number: 10077857
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to corrugated pipe, and more particularly to corrugated pipe with a reinforcing stiffener. The corrugated pipe may include an axially extended bore defined by a corrugated outer wall having axially adjacent, outwardly-extending corrugation crests, separated by corrugation valleys. In some embodiments, a stiffener may be positioned within the corrugation valleys. In other embodiments, a stiffener may be positioned within the corrugation crests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Bill Russell VanHoose, Nicholas James Piazza, Ronald Robert Vitarelli, Owen Michael Atchison, Tyler James Frost
  • Patent number: 10077856
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to corrugated pipe, and more particularly to corrugated pipe with a reinforcing stiffener. The corrugated pipe may include an axially extended bore defined by a corrugated outer wall having axially adjacent, outwardly-extending corrugation crests, separated by corrugation valleys. In some embodiments, a stiffener may be positioned within the corrugation valleys. In other embodiments, a stiffener may be positioned within the corrugation crests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventors: Bill Russell VanHoose, Nicholas James Piazza, Ronald Robert Vitarelli, Owen Michael Atchison, Tyler James Frost
  • Patent number: 9958091
    Abstract: A corrugated pipe includes a corrugated pipe body circumscribing a hollow conduit and including alternating ribs and valleys extending along a longitudinal axis between a first end and a second end thereof. An electrically conductive wire is embedded in the corrugated pipe body, so that the wire spans adjacent ribs and valleys and extends substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis between the first and second ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Maroschak, Douglas Everson
  • Patent number: 9759354
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to corrugated pipe, and more particularly to corrugated pipe with an outer wrap. In one embodiment, a pipe includes an axially extended bore defined by a corrugated outer wall having axially adjacent, outwardly-extending corrugation crests, separated by corrugation valleys. The pipe also includes an outer wrap applied to the outer wall. The outer wrap may include fibers and plastic. The outer wrap may span the corrugation crests producing a smooth outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Bill Russell VanHoose, Nicholas James Piazza, Ronald Robert Vitarelli, Owen Michael Atchison, Tyler James Frost
  • Patent number: 9739406
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include a coupling mechanism. The coupling mechanism may include a connection section including a first opening, an inner flange, and an outer flange, wherein the connection section is configured to connect to a first pipe, a sleeve portion including a second opening and configured to connect to a second pipe, and a channel extending through the coupling mechanism between the first opening and the second opening, wherein the first opening is angled relative to the second opening, wherein the inner flange includes a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the inner flange includes a width larger than a width of the second end of the inner flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James Joseph Ficker, Bill Russell Vanhoose, Owen Michael Atchison, Nicholas James Piazza, Jeffrey Alan Warden
  • Patent number: 9216561
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method of welding a gasket to a spigot portion of a pipe section. The method includes supporting the gasket in a recess on the spigot portion of the pipe section. The gasket includes a seating portion and a sealing portion. The sealing portion includes a first shoulder portion and a second shoulder portion. A first bonding portion extends from the first shoulder portion and a second bonding portion extends from the second shoulder portion. The first bonding portion and the second bonding portion are provided to bond the gasket to the spigot portion. The method further includes heating a portion of the gasket and an adjacent surface of the spigot portion and applying a force onto the portion of the gasket following the application of heat to fuse the gasket onto the spigot portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Babcanec, Bill R. Vanhoose, Nicholas J. Piazza
  • Publication number: 20150136255
    Abstract: A pipe is disclosed. The pipe may comprise an inner wall, an outer wall coupled to the inner wall and including a plurality of corrugation crests and a plurality of corrugation valleys, and a plurality of slits positioned within the corrugation valleys, wherein the slits may be evenly spaced relative to each other around an entire circumference of the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Seth HARDING, William Shaffer, Kris Sayre
  • Patent number: 8820801
    Abstract: A coupling for multi-wall, corrugated pipe, the pipe including a corrugated wall having a plurality of primary corrugations, is disclosed. The coupling includes a first pipe section having disposed at one end a bell portion, the bell portion having a bell portion of corrugated wall and an outer wall; a second pipe section having disposed at one end a spigot portion, the spigot portion having a spigot portion of corrugated wall between an inner wall and an outer wall; and a gasket disposed in a groove extending around a circumference of the spigot portion and engaged between the bell portion of corrugated wall and the spigot portion of corrugated wall. A multi-wall, corrugated pipe section, and method for assembling a plurality of multi-wall, corrugated pipe sections, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage System, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald S. Sutton, William V. Shaffer, James B. Goddard, John M. Kurdziel, David J. Kelley, Jeffrey J. Biesenberger
  • Patent number: 8820800
    Abstract: A coupling for multi-wall, corrugated pipe, the pipe including a corrugated wall having a plurality of primary corrugations, is disclosed. The coupling includes a first pipe section having disposed at one end a bell portion, the bell portion having a portion of the corrugated wall and an outer wall; a second pipe section having disposed at one end a spigot portion, the spigot portion having a portion of the corrugated wall between an inner wall and an outer wall; and a gasket engaged between the corrugated wall of the bell portion and the outer wall of the spigot portion. A multi-wall, corrugated pipe section, and method for assembling a plurality of multi-wall, corrugated pipe sections, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald S. Sutton, William V. Shaffer, James B. Goddard, John M. Kurdziel, David J. Kelley, Jeffrey J. Biesenberger
  • Patent number: 8770897
    Abstract: A compact assembly for aligning a coring tool relative to a pipe sidewall. The coring tool includes a hollow, cylindrical hole saw mounted to an arbor that has an elongated pilot shaft centered in the hole saw. The assembly is made up of a base plate that is attachable to the pipe sidewall. In one embodiment, a tubular sleeve is mounted to the base plate and has a bore diameter sized for receiving the pilot shaft as the hole saw is advanced toward and saws through the pipe wall, and the entire assembly is sized to fit inside the hole saw as the hole saw saws through the pipe sidewall. In another embodiment, the base plate is configured for use with pipe sidewalls that include outwardly protruding ribs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank P. Martin
  • Publication number: 20140174653
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a method of welding a gasket to a spigot portion of a pipe section. The method includes supporting the gasket in a recess on the spigot portion of the pipe section. The gasket includes a seating portion and a sealing portion. The sealing portion includes a first shoulder portion and a second shoulder portion. A first bonding portion extends from the first shoulder portion and a second bonding portion extends from the second shoulder portion. The first bonding portion and the second bonding portion are provided to bond the gasket to the spigot portion. The method further includes heating a portion of the gasket and an adjacent surface of the spigot portion and applying a force onto the portion of the gasket following the application of heat to fuse the gasket onto the spigot portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. BABCANEC, Bill R. Vanhoose, Nicholas J. Piazza
  • Patent number: 8733405
    Abstract: A pipe having an axially extending bore defined by a smooth inner wall fused to a corrugated outer wall is provided. The corrugated outer wall has axially adjacent, annular, outwardly-extending crests separated by valleys. The pipe further includes an outer layer fused to the outer wall, the outer layer having adjacent concave portions and convex portions, the concave portions being aligned with corrugation valleys of the outer wall so that each concave portion of the outer layer extends between at least two corrugation crests. A method of improving the resistance to deformation of a corrugated pipe having a smooth inner wall fused to an outer wall defined by annular crests and valleys is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Goddard, John M. Kurdziel
  • Patent number: 8579624
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for manufacturing multi-wall corrugated polymer pipe. The system includes an extruder configured to co-extrude concentric annular tubes; a corrugator configured to form the concentric annular tubes into a dual-wall pipe having a smooth wall and a corrugated wall; a cross-head die configured to extrude an outer wall of pipe onto the corrugated wall of the dual-wall pipe; a vacuum punch configured to penetrate the outer wall of pipe and draw a vacuum between the corrugated wall and the outer wall, such that the outer wall of pipe deforms inward toward the corrugated wall of pipe between bell and spigot portions of the corrugated wall; and a cutter configured to cut the pipe into sections where the vacuum punch deformed the outer wall between the bell and spigot portions of the corrugated wall. A method of manufacturing multi-wall corrugated polymer pipe is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald S. Sutton, David J. Kelley, Randall A. Kolbet
  • Patent number: 8550807
    Abstract: A mold is provided for forming a continuously-extruded parison into a corrugated pipe. The mold includes a mold housing having a plurality of bores, a mold cavity having a plurality of annular corrugations, and a plurality of punches. Each punch is disposed in one of the bores and aligned with one of the annular corrugations of the mold cavity. Each punch is also configured to form an aperture in a corrugation of a corrugated pipe in the mold. A continuous extrusion blow molding system and a method are also provided for forming a hollow plastic product and punching a continuously-extruded, blow molded product before it is released from a mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Randall A. Kolbet
  • Patent number: 8496460
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for distributing material through a multilayer pipe extrusion die. A first flow passageway, having a first cross-sectional area and extending along a first flow direction, may be connected to a second flow passageway, having a second cross-sectional area substantially the same as the first cross-sectional area of the first flow passageway, to provide a second flow direction different from the first flow direction of the first flow passageway. A conical passageway may extend from the second passageway toward a dispensing outlet. Material may be distributed from the first flow passageway into the second flow passageway. The method and apparatus may generally maintain the same flow properties of the material at a point before and after the connection of the first flow passageway and the second flow passageway. The flow properties of the material may be altered proximate to the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald S. Sutton
  • Patent number: 8425147
    Abstract: A drainage system for draining a fluid is disclosed. The drainage system includes a drain basin having a tubular body, the tubular body including a lumen, an outer surface, a top end, and a bottom end. The drainage system also includes at least one pipe connected to the tubular body and an end cap coupled to the bottom end of the tubular body, the end cap including a convex surface configured to divert the fluid to the at least one pipe, wherein the convex surface of the end cap is inserted through the bottom end and is disposed within the lumen of the tubular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua James Cislo, Courtney Jay Ashliman
  • Patent number: D806827
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage Systems Inc.
    Inventors: David Mailhot, Michael Kuehn