Patents Assigned to EBAA Iron, Inc.
  • Patent number: 9163760
    Abstract: An arcuate member is clamped onto a pipe so that a protrusion or ridge penetratingly engages the outside surface of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: EBAA IRON, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Loyal Lundstrom, Sean Christian Schaefer
  • Patent number: 9114434
    Abstract: An apparatus and method according to which a piece part is inspected and sorted. In several exemplary embodiments, the piece part is a post-tension concrete anchor. In an exemplary embodiment, the apparatus includes a reference component configured to engage the piece part by extending within an opening defined the piece part. The reference component extends within the opening by a first distance, the first distance being based on at least one dimension defined by the opening. A depth measurement device is configured to measure a second distance, which is a function of the first distance. A controller is configured to determine whether the second distance is within a predetermined range. If not, a bracket disengages the piece part from the reference component at a first location. If the second distance is within the predetermined range, the bracket disengages the piece part from the reference component at a second location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: EBAA IRON, INC.
    Inventor: Earl Terence Bradley
  • Publication number: 20150196935
    Abstract: An apparatus and method according to which a piece part is inspected and sorted using a depth measurement device. In several exemplary embodiments, the piece part is a post-tension concrete anchor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 16, 2015
    Applicant: EBAA IRON, INC.
    Inventor: Earl Terence Bradley
  • Patent number: 8672179
    Abstract: An access door according to which the access door is hingedly or pivotally coupled to a panel such as, for example, a water meter box cover or another type of meter box cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: EBAA Iron, Inc.
    Inventor: Earl Terence Bradley
  • Publication number: 20120313368
    Abstract: A pipe joint restraint apparatus and method according to which an arcuate member is clamped onto a pipe so that a protrusion or ridge penetratingly engages the outside surface of the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: EBAA IRON, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Loyal Lundstrom, Sean Christian Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20120047805
    Abstract: A panel, such as a water meter box cover or another type of meter box cover, according to which an access door is hingedly or pivotally coupled to the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: EBAA IRON, INC.
    Inventor: Earl Terence Bradley
  • Publication number: 20120047810
    Abstract: An access door according to which the access door is hingedly or pivotally coupled to a panel such as, for example, a water meter box cover or another type of meter box cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: EBAA IRON, INC.
    Inventor: Earl Terence Bradley
  • Patent number: 7661731
    Abstract: An apparatus according to which the apparatus includes a pair of connected arcuate members for clamping around a pipe, with each arcuate member including at least one protrusion. The arcuate members have a first material hardness and at least a portion of the at least one protrusion has a second material hardness that is greater than the first material hardness so that the portion penetratingly engages the pipe when the arcuate members are clamped around the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: EBAA Iron, Inc.
    Inventor: Earl Terence Bradley
  • Publication number: 20080203727
    Abstract: An apparatus and method according to which the apparatus includes a pair of connected arcuate members for clamping around a pipe, with each arcuate member including at least one protrusion. The arcuate members have a first material hardness and at least a portion of the at least one protrusion has a second material hardness that is greater than the first material hardness so that the portion penetratingly engages the pipe when the arcuate members are clamped around the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Applicant: EBAA IRON, INC.
    Inventor: Earl Terence Bradley
  • Patent number: 7384076
    Abstract: An apparatus and method according to which the apparatus includes a pair of connected arcuate members for clamping around a pipe, with each arcuate member including at least one protrusion. The arcuate members have a first material hardness and at least a portion of the at least one protrusion has a second material hardness that is greater than the first material hardness so that the portion penetratingly engages the pipe when the arcuate members are clamped around the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: EBAA Iron, Inc.
    Inventor: Earl Terence Bradley
  • Patent number: 7341288
    Abstract: A restrained sleeve coupling assembly for interconnecting pipe sections includes a generally cylindrical sleeve body, a generally cylindrical adaptor body and opposed end rings which are sleeved over the respective pipe sections to be joined. The generally cylindrical sleeve body has opposed gasket engaging surfaces adjacent opposite ends of the sleeve body for receiving fluid sealing gaskets forcibly engaged with the sleeve body, the adaptor body and one of the opposed end rings. The adaptor body includes a gasket engaging surface for receiving a fluid sealing gasket forcibly engaged with the adaptor body and the other of the opposed end rings. The end rings include flanges for engagement with elongated tension bolt assemblies to secure the sleeve body, the adaptor body, the gaskets and the end rings in assembly with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Ebaa Iron, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. Lundstrom
  • Publication number: 20060192384
    Abstract: A restrained sleeve coupling assembly for interconnecting pipe sections includes a generally cylindrical sleeve body with opposed gasket engaging surfaces adjacent opposite ends of the body for receiving fluid sealing gaskets forcibly engaged with the body and opposed end rings which are sleeved over the respective pipe sections to be joined. The end rings include flanges for engagement with elongated tension bolt assemblies to secure the sleeve body, the gaskets and the end rings in assembly with each other. The end rings also include circumferentially spaced bosses and polygonal shaped gripper members disposed in recesses in the bosses and forcibly engageable with the outer surfaces of the pipe sections over which the end rings are sleeved as determined by limited torque bolt assemblies engageable with the gripper members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Applicant: EBAA Iron, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Lundstrom
  • Publication number: 20060087121
    Abstract: An apparatus and method according to which the apparatus includes a pair of connected arcuate members for clamping around a pipe, with each arcuate member including at least one protrusion. The arcuate members have a first material hardness and at least a portion of the at least one protrusion has a second material hardness that is greater than the first material hardness so that the portion penetratingly engages the pipe when the arcuate members are clamped around the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2004
    Publication date: April 27, 2006
    Applicant: EBAA Iron, Inc.
    Inventor: Earl Bradley
  • Publication number: 20050140139
    Abstract: A restrained sleeve coupling assembly for interconnecting pipe sections includes a generally cylindrical sleeve body with opposed gasket engaging surfaces adjacent opposite ends of the body for receiving fluid sealing gaskets forcibly engaged with the body and opposed end rings which are sleeved over the respective pipe sections to be joined. The end rings include flanges for engagement with elongated tension bolt assemblies to secure the sleeve body, the gaskets and the end rings in assembly with each other. The end rings also include circumferentially spaced bosses and polygonal shaped gripper members disposed in recesses in the bosses and forcibly engageable with the outer surfaces of the pipe sections over which the end rings are sleeved as determined by limited torque bolt assemblies engageable with the gripper members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Applicant: EBAA Iron, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Lundstrom
  • Publication number: 20030230897
    Abstract: A restrained sleeve coupling assembly for interconnecting pipe sections includes a generally cylindrical sleeve body with opposed gasket engaging surfaces adjacent opposite ends of the body for receiving fluid sealing gaskets forcibly engaged with the body and opposed end rings which are sleeved over the respective pipe sections to be joined. The end rings include flanges for engagement with elongated tension bolt assemblies to secure the sleeve body, the gaskets and the end rings in assembly with each other. The end rings also include circumferentially spaced bosses and polygonal shaped gripper members disposed in recesses in the bosses and forcibly engageable with the outer surfaces of the pipe sections over which the end rings are sleeved as determined by limited torque bolt assemblies engageable with the gripper members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2002
    Publication date: December 18, 2003
    Applicant: EBAA Iron, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. Lundstrom
  • Patent number: 6209172
    Abstract: A hinge connection between an access door and a panel, such as a utility meter box cover, is formed by opposed cylindrical hinge pins which are integrally cast as part of the access door, and spaced-apart channel-shaped recesses formed in bosses which are cast as part of the panel facing a side of the panel opposite a planar wall part of the panel, which wall part includes an opening for receiving the access door. The hinge pins are supported in the channel-shaped recesses and are retained therein by conventional hex head machine bolt and nut assemblies which project through respective bores in the panel or meter box cover and intersect the channel-shaped recesses. The bolt heads are disposed in elongated slots opening to the planar surface of the panel or meter box cover and having widths only slightly greater than the distance across the flats of the bolt heads, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2001
    Assignee: EBAA Iron, Inc.
    Inventor: Earl T. Bradley
  • Patent number: 6173993
    Abstract: A joint restraint (10) for securing a first pipe (12) to a second pipe. The joint restraint (10) includes an annular body (14) and a plurality of wedge housings (18) extending from the annular body (14) and characterized by open rear faces (38) to allow coreless casting. A bolt (32) is disposed within a hole (30) in each wedge housing (18) and a wedge (40) is disposed within each wedge housing (18). Each wedge (40) has a bolt-actuated tooth (52), a larger pressure-actuated tooth (54), a top surface (44) having a groove (48) adapted to slidably receive a bolt actuator (32), and a bottom surface (42) that is partially tapered to act as a bearing (76) limiting the extent of bolt-driven actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2001
    Assignee: EBAA Iron, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis D. Shumard, Michael L. Lundstrom
  • Patent number: 6065784
    Abstract: A backup ring for a pipe joint restraint includes a continuous one piece ring member or opposed ring segments, both including multiple inside radii to provide a portion of the ring which may be secured to a pipe fitting and a portion of the ring which is adapted to provide clearance for reinforced areas of a pipe fitting, such as a fillet reinforcement at a branch portion of a tee fitting. The ring embodiments with multiple ring segments include opposed radially projecting ears with fastener receiving bores and radially projecting lugs adapted to provide for connecting the ring assembly to a second ring assembly or gland clamped to the pipe section which is to be restrained in connection with the pipe fitting to which the backup ring assembly is clamped. The circumferential extent of the ring segments is preferably less than 180.degree. to accommodate a range of pipe fitting diameters with a single size ring segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: EBAA Iron, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael L. Lundstrom
  • Patent number: D635839
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Assignee: EBAA Iron, Inc.
    Inventor: Earl Terence Bradley
  • Patent number: D671435
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: EBAA Iron, Inc.
    Inventor: Earl Terence Bradley