Patents Assigned to General Components, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20030134119
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention is a multi layer GI POF where each layer comprises essentially one polymer and one or more dopants. Each layer may comprise the same or different polymers although it is preferred that each layer comprise the same homopolymer. Useful dopants include cyclic or acyclic organic compounds of less than about 20 carbons, alkyl metal oxides or rare earth alkyl oxides. Another embodiment of the invention is a method of making the GI POF according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2001
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Applicant: GENERAL COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Zhen Zhen, Xinhou Liu
  • Publication number: 20030132536
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention is a multi layer GI POF where each layer comprises essentially one polymer and one or more dopants. Each layer may comprise the same or different polymers although it is preferred that each layer comprise the same homopolymer. Useful dopants include cyclic or acyclic organic compounds of less than about 20 carbons, alkyl metal oxides or rare earth alkyl oxides. Another embodiment of the invention is a method of making the GI POF according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2001
    Publication date: July 17, 2003
    Applicant: GENERAL COMPONENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Zhen Zhen, Xinhou Liu
  • Patent number: 6390512
    Abstract: A retainer clip for holding a gasket between the ends of two coupling components includes a first resilient annular member extending circumferentially about two-thirds of a circle, a second resilient annular member having circumferential ends and a discontinuity between the ends, and a bridge connecting the first and second resilient annular members. The bridge has a circumferential extent of less than 45°, and the first resilient annular member is circumferentially expandable without causing the second resilient annular member to expand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2002
    Assignee: General Components, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Corbett
  • Patent number: 5505464
    Abstract: A face sealing fitting includes two connectable tubular elements each having an annular end formation and a metal gasket including an outer annular section with a first axial dimension, an inner annular section concentric with the outer annular section and having a smaller axial dimension, and a tapered section having bevel faces between the inner and outer annular sections. Portions of the annular end formations which project axially the farthest beyond the tubular elements have a diameter substantially equal to the inner diameter of the inner annular gasket section and lie along the inner surface of the tubular elements to minimize dead volumes along the flowpath through the fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Assignee: General Components, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond C. McGarvey
  • Patent number: 5251941
    Abstract: The present invention relates to face seal fittings for conduits or glands which employ metal gaskets. The fitting of the invention uses two annular end formations on each conduit endwall which sequentially engage the gasket to form two independent seals. The fitting is intended to be used in applications which have special cleanliness requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Assignee: General Components, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond McGarvey
  • Patent number: 5222747
    Abstract: A fitting particularly suited for use in an ultraclean environment or a very clean room. The fitting consists of tubular members or glands having annular sealing beads which project from concentric radial sidewalls and a gasket. The sealing beads engage the gasket to form a seal and radial sidewalls engage the gasket to prevent overtightening of the fitting components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 29, 1993
    Assignee: General Components, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond McGarvey
  • Patent number: 5129688
    Abstract: In a face seal fitting between two conduits, one conduit is provided with an annular groove in which a two-piece ring makes a sliding fit. The ring is coated with a diamond low friction coating which facilitates sliding of the ring in the groove. The ring assembly performs the function of a flange and is engaged by a threaded coupling nut. As the coupling nut is turned to engage a second coupling nut and draw the conduits together, the nut also engages the two-piece ring which slides in the groove thereby reducing torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 14, 1992
    Assignee: General Components, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond McGarvey
  • Patent number: 5087085
    Abstract: In a system for providing a direct sealing connection between flat coupling hardware and VCR-type coupling hardware, a gasket is provided having a conical inwardly facing side surface to engage the toroidal projection on the endface of the VCR-type coupling hardware. The opposite side surface of the gasket is provided with an internal shoulder to receive a metal O-ring to be sandwiched between the gasket and the flat end surface of the flat coupling hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 11, 1992
    Assignee: General Components, Inc.
    Inventor: Raymond McGarvey
  • Patent number: 4854597
    Abstract: A metal gasket for a face-seal fitting has an outer section in the form of a circular annulus, an inner section in the form of a circular annulus and having a shorter axial dimension than the outer section. The inner section and outer sections are joined by a tapered section having conical faces on opposite sides thereof facing toward the axis of the gasket. A method of prolonging the useful life of a tubular element in a face seal fitting involves repeatedly engaging an end of the tubular element with the conical face and, when the end of the tubular element wears, engaging the end with a radial face adjacent to the conical face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: August 8, 1989
    Assignee: General Components, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Leigh
  • Patent number: RE34144
    Abstract: A metal gasket for a face-seal fitting has an outer section in the form of a circular annulus, an inner section in the form of a circular annulus and having a shorter axial dimension than the outer section. The inner section and outer sections are joined by a tapered section having conical faces on opposite sides thereof facing toward the axis of the gasket. A method of prolonging the useful life of a tubular element in a face seal fitting involves repeatedly engaging an end of the tubular element with the conical face and, when the end of the tubular element wears, engaging the end with a radial face adjacent to the conical face. .Iadd.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 1991
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1992
    Assignee: General Components, Inc.
    Inventor: Charles Leigh