Patents Assigned to PERMA-LINER INDUSTRIES, LLC
  • Patent number: 9074720
    Abstract: An apparatus and method that accelerates curing of resin in a liner for a buried pipe includes an air inversion unit connected to an air compressor. The apparatus includes an inversion head with an interior inflatable plug. The plug, when inflated, creates a substantially airtight seal thereby maintaining pressure within the liner tube. The inversion head can then be removed from the liner inversion apparatus and a curing cap can be installed. To improve the wetting process, a vacuum head is installed at the inversion head and connected to a vacuum source. One end of the liner tube is attached to the inversion head and curable resin is poured into the opposite end. Vacuum pressure is applied to assist in the movement of the resin through the liner tube, ensuring uniform saturation. The resin is mechanically manipulated through the liner tube as the vacuum pressure is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Perma-Liner Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Gerald D'Hulster
  • Patent number: 9074719
    Abstract: An apparatus and method that accelerates curing of resin in a liner for a buried pipe includes an air inversion unit connected to an air compressor. The apparatus include a curing cap having an inflation port, a curing port and a drainage port. A remote source of pressurized fluid is placed in fluid communication with the inflation port. The apparatus also includes a manifold having an outlet, a first inlet in valved fluid communication with a heated fluid source, a second inlet in valved fluid communication with a pressurized fluid source and a third inlet in valved fluid communication with the drainage port. A flexible tube is slidably received by the curing port while maintaining a substantially fluid-tight seal. The flexible tube has a first end in fluid communication with the outlet of the manifold and the second end has a substantially spherical guide thereon. The second end of the flexible tube also includes a plurality of perforations to allow fluids to pass there through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Perma-Liner Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Gerald Scott D'Hulster, James Gould
  • Patent number: 8869839
    Abstract: An device and method for repairing the junction of a main pipe line and a lateral pipe. The device uses a series of independently controlled bladders to adjust the timing and pressure exerted by the bladders on the pipes. The device also uses a liner assembly of resin absorbent material is formed, with a tubular lateral liner connected to a concentric circular main liner. The liner also includes an opening to facilitate loading of the liner in the device. Upon loading the bladders and resin-embedded liner into a train, the device is positioned and the bladders independently inflated, either concurrently or in sequence, installing the liner assembly onto the pipe. Once the resin is cured, the bladder assembly and launcher are removed from the sewer pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Perma-Liner Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Gerald Scott D'Hulster
  • Patent number: 8807172
    Abstract: A device and method for repairing the junction of a main pipe line and a lateral pipe. The device uses a series of independently controlled bladders to adjust the timing and pressure exerted by the bladders on the pipes. The device also uses a liner assembly of resin absorbent material is formed, with a tubular lateral liner connected to a concentric circular main liner. The liner also includes an opening to facilitate loading of the liner in the device. Upon loading the bladders and resin-embedded liner into a train, the device is positioned and the bladders independently inflated, either concurrently or in sequence, installing the liner assembly onto the pipe. Once the resin is cured, the bladder assembly and launcher are removed from the sewer pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Perma-Liner Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Gerald D'Hulster, James Gould
  • Patent number: 8590575
    Abstract: Stretch-resistant liners for lining pipes, pipes lined with stretch-resistant liners, and methods for lining pipes with stretch-resistant liners. The liners are made from a lamination that includes a sealing layer, a strength layer of stretch-resistant woven material that overlies the sealing layer, a support layer of non-woven resin-impregnated material that overlies the strength layer, and a barrier layer that overlies the support layer. The lamination is rolled into a tube and inverted when inserted into a pipe so that the barrier layer is the layer that abuts the interior wall of the pipe, the support layer underlies the barrier layer, the strength layer underlies the support layer and the sealing layer underlies the strength layer is contacted by materials flowing through the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Perma-Liner Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Gerald Scott D'Hulster
  • Publication number: 20130220465
    Abstract: An apparatus and method that accelerates curing of resin in a liner for a buried pipe includes an air inversion unit connected to an air compressor. The apparatus includes an inversion head with an interior inflatable plug. The plug, when inflated, creates a substantially airtight seal thereby maintaining pressure within the liner tube. The inversion head can then be removed from the liner inversion apparatus and a curing cap can be installed. To improve the wetting process, a vacuum head is installed at the inversion head and connected to a vacuum source. One end of the liner tube is attached to the inversion head and curable resin is poured into the opposite end. Vacuum pressure is applied to assist in the movement of the resin through the liner tube, ensuring uniform saturation. The resin is mechanically manipulated through the liner tube as the vacuum pressure is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: PERMA-LINER INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventor: PERMA-LINER INDUSTRIES, LLC