Patents Examined by David E. Bochna
  • Patent number: 9845907
    Abstract: A plug connection (1) for fluid lines, with two intermateable coupling parts (2, 3), which in an inserted state can be releasably locked via a locking device (4) consisting of two outer radial flange-like retaining ribs (21, 31) of the two coupling parts (2, 3), which are adjacent in an insertion direction (S) and axial (X-X) in inserted state and a retaining part (5) with an annular contour, which in preassembled state can be axially and radially fixed and undetachably assembled on one of the two coupling parts (3) and in an assembled state axially and radially encompasses the retaining ribs (21, 31) of the two coupling parts with at least one radially elastically moving retaining section (53) with a C-shaped axial section having two collars (51, 52). The plug connection incorporates features to ensure the undetachability of the retaining part (5) and minimize the space requirement, in particular during disassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: VOSS Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Jochem-Andreas Hess, Günter Sieper, Reinhard Plietsch, Frank Zenses
  • Patent number: 9845905
    Abstract: The rapid assembly flange joint consists of a connecting device in the form of a constricting collar made up of at least two parts with a shaped groove on the concave face, the groove corresponding to the cross-section of the two coupled flanges of the members that are being connected, and clamping elements in the form of retaining sections on the flanges. The connecting device is provided with fasteners in the form of walls; the retaining sections are in the form of grooves, the width of which is not less than the thickness of the one or two fasteners that engage therewith. The number of grooves is not less than the number of component parts of the connecting device. The rapid assembly flange joint provides for a reliable connection between flanged cylindrical members without the need for additional fastening and clamping elements and without increasing the sizes of the connection point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Electrophor, Inc.
    Inventors: Sergey Victorovich Smirnov, Vadim Nikolaevich Knizel
  • Patent number: 9845908
    Abstract: A lightweight quick connector system that is a more unitized, installation and dismantling structure and method for joining the ends of straight grooved pipe that uses o-ring fluid sealing. The connector system includes a grooved pipe receiving structure for support and stabilization of the o-ring sealing structure. The quick connector system also has the capability to operate as a size adapter for grooved pipe of different sizes and has the capability to act as a fitting adapter to enable interfitting of a grooved pipe to another size and type of pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: AP Couplings, Inc.
    Inventor: Alfred J. Brunella
  • Patent number: 9845904
    Abstract: A loosening-preventing device for pipe fitting. In the device, a casing includes a semispherical member equipped with an open surface, a female screw thread disposed at one end of the semispherical member, and a finishing member disposed at the other end of the semispherical member. A locking member has a male screw thread and a head at one end of the male screw thread, so as to connect to the female screw thread of the casing. The screw clamping of the casing and the locking member prevents the pipe fitting from rotating, thereby preventing the pipe fitting from being loosened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: SSOLLOCK CO., LTD
    Inventor: Jeong-Nam Kim
  • Patent number: 9841130
    Abstract: A probe seal for a female hydraulic coupling member has both internal and external pressure-energized seals. The outer wall or opposing ends of the seal have one or more pressure-energized seals for sealing between the body of the probe seal and the body of a coupling member in which the probe seal is installed. Annular, L-shaped, T-shaped or angled grooves in the inner wall of the seal form cavities and sealing projections that can be urged in an inward, radial direction by fluid pressure within an associated cavity to increase the sealing effectiveness between the body of the seal and the probe of a male hydraulic coupling member inserted in the receiving chamber of the female coupling member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: National Coupling Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E. Smith, III
  • Patent number: 9835276
    Abstract: A quick-seal connecting component includes a first sealing ring, an expansion pipe and pipe joint with front and rear running through; the joint is assembled to a pipe in sealing engagement by the first sealing ring and the expansion pipe. The expansion pipe is sleeved on the outer wall of the pipe type joint. The first sealing ring is sleeved on the outer wall of the expansion pipe. The pipe type joint of the connecting component is assembled to the toilet pipe by the first sealing ring, the expansion pipe and the second sealing ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: XIAMEN AXENT CORPORATION LIMITED
    Inventor: Feiyu Li
  • Patent number: 9835277
    Abstract: A pipe coupling includes an annular seal disposed in an annular clamp housing, which has an opening for inserting therein a pipe and which includes clamp members and tightening elements operative to fasten and tighten the clamp members towards each other in a direction transverse to an axial length of the annular clamp housing so as to apply a radially-inward clamping force on the pipe. Grip elements are located about an inner perimeter of the opening. Each of the grip elements includes a static wedge, which is fixed to the annular clamp housing, and a movable wedge, which is covered by a grip member having gripping teeth, arranged to slide axially relative to the static wedge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Eliezer Krausz Industrial Development Ltd.
    Inventor: Avi Chiproot
  • Patent number: 9828812
    Abstract: In a pipe joint where two pipe sections (14, 16) have threadably engaged end potions (17, 18), joint ends (32, 34) are substantially sealed to each other by a sealing surface (40, 50) on one pipe section that substantially abuts a sealing surface (42, 52) on the other pipe section. In one joint, a ring-shaped cutout(121, FIG. 7) is formed in a first pipe section and a ring-shaped spacer (120) is located in the cutout. The spacer is chosen from several that have slightly different lengths so the spacer ends contacts the corresponding sealing surface(130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Single Buoy Moorings, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Pollack, David C. Riggs
  • Patent number: 9829130
    Abstract: An adapter for connecting a fluid line to a housing section of a turbomachine is disclosed. A lower and an upper pair of flanges are arranged offset from each other about a channel axis of a fluid channel and are arranged without a space between each other in a direction of the channel axis, where the feed-throughs of the upper pair of flanges are open circumferentially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: MTU AERO ENGINES AG
    Inventors: Stefan Rauscher, Christoph Lauer
  • Patent number: 9829136
    Abstract: An article for connecting couplers during formation of matchcast concrete segments with an annular member with an outer surface, a first edge and a second edge opposite the first edge. A first slot formed in the outer surface opens to the first edge and extends angularly inwardly therefrom. A second slot is formed in the outer surface in spaced relation to the first slot and opens to the second edge and extends angularly inwardly therefrom. The first slot has a rectangular portion with a side opening to the first side of the annular member and a groove extending angularly from an opposite side of the rectangular portion. The second slot has a rectangular portion with a side opening to the second side of the annular member and a groove extending angularly from an opposite side of the rectangular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Inventor: Felix L. Sorkin
  • Patent number: 9829121
    Abstract: A system module, manifold system and method for installing and/or attaching a manifold system to a trailer/dolly system module. The manifold system includes groove and at least one fastener for securing the manifold system to the system module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Haldex Brake Products Corporation
    Inventors: Victor J. Raye, Jerry J. Donovan
  • Patent number: 9829128
    Abstract: A coupling comprises an inner body having an interior bore configured to receive a tube or the like. A collar is arranged to be axially received about the inner body. The collar being configured such that when it is forced onto the inner body, it applies a circumferential compressive force to deform the body inwardly. At least one interior annular projection defines one or more annular teeth arranged such that when a tube is received in the bore and the inner body is inwardly deformed by the collar, the one or more annular teeth engage the tube to seal with it. The inner surface of the bore comprises a plurality of circumferentially arranged projections defining a series of circumferentially spaced teeth axially spaced from the at least one annular protuberance and configured to engage the tube following compression of the inner body by the collar to prevent relative rotation between the tube and the inner body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Parker Hannifin Manufacturing Limited
    Inventors: Andy Jenkins, Matthew Hills, Paul Shaddick
  • Patent number: 9825442
    Abstract: A conduit system includes an open-ended sleeve with aligned openings through upper and lower walls of the sleeve for insertion of a fastener to secure the lower wall of the sleeve to a support. A cover member or bridge is inserted into the sleeve between two conduit ends to cover the opening in the upper wall after the lower wall is attached to the support, restricting access to the previously inserted fastener. The ends of two adjacent lengths of conduit to be connected are inserted into opposite ends of the sleeve to abut the opposite ends of the cover member, and the adjacent lengths of conduits are thereby attached to the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Holocom, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Beeson, Craig McCarthy
  • Patent number: 9822912
    Abstract: Embodiments of an integrated piping conduit include a device having a center body with an interior surface having a tube stop extending radially inwardly thereof, one or more head connectors, and a packing arrangement comprising at least one sealing ring, a spacer gland and a grip ring maintained within a radial housing compartment of the one or more head connectors. The packing arrangement can further include a retainer ring. In various embodiments, each head connector is secured to the center body through gluing or ultrasonic welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Quick Fitting, Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Crompton, Libardo Ochoa Dias, Herbert J. Bouchard
  • Patent number: 9822591
    Abstract: A tubular component for a threaded connection includes at one of its ends a threaded zone. The end includes a terminal surface and the threaded zone includes, over at least a portion, threads including, when viewed in a longitudinal section passing through an axis of the tubular component, a thread crest, a thread root, a load flank, and a stabbing flank, such that a respective axial width of thread crests decreases in a direction of the terminal surface while a respective axial width of thread roots increases when considered in the same direction. At least one of a profile of the load flank and a profile of the stabbing flank of a thread portion includes, as a contral portion, a continuous curve provided with a point of inflection such that the profile with the point of inflection in convex at the thread crest and concave close to the thread root.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignees: VALLOUREC OIL AND GAS FRANCE, SUMITOMO METAL INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Scott Granger, Olivier Caron, Eric Verger
  • Patent number: 9822915
    Abstract: A pipe connection comprises a connecting piece, a pipe and a clamping ring. The pipe and the clamping ring are made of a material having memory properties. An end of the pipe and the clamping ring have been reversibly expanded co-jointly and firmly and sealingly shrunk to the connecting piece by back shrinkage. Preferably the clamping ring is made from a cross-linked polyolefin by injection molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Uponor Innovation Ab
    Inventors: Jarmo Smahl, Peter Hauki, Thomas Larsson, Yngve Lundequist, Mats Hållen
  • Patent number: 9822913
    Abstract: A hydraulic fluid line coupling system is disclosed. The coupling may include a female fitting, a male fitting, first and second elastomeric seals between the female fitting and male fitting, and a lock nut securing the female fitting to the male fitting, and the lock nut including a plurality of threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick E. Considine, Jr., Carl H. Rempert
  • Patent number: 9816653
    Abstract: There is provided a breakaway coupling between two lines. The first coupling half possesses an opened jaw, which is formed by catch pieces of the short lever arms of dual-arm catch levers, which are pre-stressed in the closing direction by compression springs, and in this way engage behind oblique surfaces of an end flange of the second coupling half. When a predetermined pulling force on the lines is exceeded, the breakaway coupling disengages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventor: Andreas Von Keitz
  • Patent number: 9816649
    Abstract: A pipe coupling includes a clamp housing including at least one end having two opposing clamp members and one or more tightening elements for tightening the clamp members towards each other in a direction transverse to an axial length of the clamp housing so as to apply a radially-inward clamping force on a pipe being clamped in the clamp housing. An at least partially annular seal is mounted in the at least one end of the clamp housing. The seal has a folded-inwards configuration in which a foldable portion of the seal is folded inwards to create a first inner diameter, and a folded-outwards configuration in which the foldable portion of the seal is unfolded outwards to create a second inner diameter larger than the first inner diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Eliezer Krausz Industrial Development Ltd.
    Inventor: Avi Chiproot
  • Patent number: 9816650
    Abstract: A pipe joint with which loss of rotational force added by electric tools or man power is made remarkably small, and a fastening ring can be diminished with small torque, plural fastening rings 6 vertically wound for a predetermined center angle of 360° to 480°, a guiding member 8 holding the fastening rings 6 as to restrict falling of the fastening rings 6 and allow diminishing deformation, an approximately triangular toggle member 11 disposed to protrude in a radial outer direction from the fastening rings 6 in a pipe unconnected state, and a bolt-nut connection X for moving a central peak portion of a toggle member 11 in a radial inner direction as to reduce a height dimension of the toggle member 11, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: HIGASHIO MECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyokazu Takahashi, Hiroshi Inoue, Yousuke Matsushita, Tamotsu Takada