Patents Examined by James Hook
  • Patent number: 10139019
    Abstract: A pipe or fitting having a polymer liner and a replaceable component including an outer ring having an outside diameter matching the inside diameter of the pipe or fitting, a polymer liner bonded to the outer ring and having an inside diameter matching the inside diameter of the liner of the pipe or fitting. The replaceable component is disposed in an inlet or outlet of the pipe or fitting so as to form a continuous bore lined with a polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Soon Won Moon, Stefano Chiovelli, Shane D. Ryan
  • Patent number: 10132429
    Abstract: A connecting clip for connecting two pipelines, having a first clip arm, which is designed to extend at least partially around a circumference of a first pipeline, and a second clip arm, which is designed to extend at least partially around a circumference of a second pipeline. The first and the second clip arm are connected to one another in a damping manner, and at least one metal mat is provided as damping element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Grieb, Bernd Prade
  • Patent number: 10132438
    Abstract: Shock absorber used for damping a control flow which is to be directed to the control valve belonging to a hydraulic system or is to be directed to the adjustable valve of the flow through which absorber the flow of the hydraulic fluid can be directed at least in one direction. The absorber is a stopper which restricts the run of the flow to be damped which stopper is equipped with one or several ducts which let the flow go through the mentioned stopper when the other orifice of the mentioned duct is blocked with a plate in such a way that bending of the mentioned plate opens access for the flow through the mentioned stopper due to the pressure of the flow coming along the mentioned duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: DYNASET OY
    Inventor: Reijo Karppinen
  • Patent number: 10132435
    Abstract: A hose assembly, preferably a garden hose assembly, including a jacketed tube that is lightweight, durable and versatile. The tube is able to expand longitudinally along the length-wise axis of the hose between hose ends, as well as radially or circumferentially, to an expanded state in response to application of at least a minimum fluid pressure to an inner tube of the hose. Once the fluid pressure falls below the minimum fluid pressure, the hose assembly will contract. The two layer construction of the hose assembly allows for storage in relatively compact spaces, similar flow rates, approximately one-half the weight, and improved maneuverability when compared to conventional hose constructions. In one embodiment the jacket is formed around the tube in a continuous process that welds a material, preferably using hot air, into the jacket. The welded joint forms a region of jacket that is preferably about twice the thickness of the rest of the jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Gil Blanchette, Michael Melo, Steve Correa, Timothy L. Chapman, Marlon Van Beek, John W. Parker, Jr., Paul Burke, Ron Eilertson
  • Patent number: 10125469
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a method and means for repairing the wall of a manhole wherein a material capable of curing and hardening is adhered to the wall. An expandable bladder engages the curable and hardenable material and presses against and smoothes the material. The bladder may be chemically bonded to the curable and hardenable material or it may be mechanically bonded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: LMK Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Larry W. Kiest, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10112037
    Abstract: A blood circuit connector includes: a main body having a cylindrical shape and provided with a first opening end and a second opening end; a plug having a bottomed cylindrical shape and detachably attached to the first opening end; and a connection part configured to connect the main body and the plug. The plug includes a side wall loosely fitted to an outer circumferential surface of the first opening end. The connection part includes a curved part expanding in a direction away from the main body. In a state where the plug is attached to the first opening, the curved part is pushed in a direction approaching the outer circumferential surface of the main body such that the curved part extends, thereby cancelling a loosely fitted state between the side wall and the outer circumferential surface, so as to remove the plug from the first opening end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventor: Koichi Murai
  • Patent number: 10107442
    Abstract: A kit for encapsulating a length of pipe features first and second foam sections cooperatively shaped to form a cavity with open ends in a working configuration of the foam sections for receiving the length of pipe therein. A low density foam, which is lower in density than the material of the foam sections, fills an unoccupied space in the cavity so as to provide cushioning for the length of pipe such that movement of the length of pipe within the cavity is permitted and stress on the length of pipe is reduced. The foam sections may be reinforced with reinforcing membranes carried in a main body of the respective foam section. The reinforcing membranes may act to hold the foam material of the respective section together and to prevent puncture along a full thickness of the foam sections from abrasive debris in the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Platinum Insulating Services Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Dagesse, Pat Minamide, Mike Dagleish
  • Patent number: 10107439
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of operations of cutting and isolating pipes that may contain a product that is hazardous to the environment or the personnel carrying out work and requires leak tight handling. The invention relates more particularly to a containment device 1 for work carried out on a pipe comprising a rigid tool flange 11 having an end wall provided with an orifice with a section adapted to the external cross of the pipe, an opening wider than the orifice located opposite the end wall, and a side access 111 for a cutting tool, and a flexible film 13 for forming a leak tight volume around the pipe, wherein a first film end that is fixed to the opening in teh tool flange mounted on the pipe and a second film end that is connected to the pipe. The invention also relates to a method for cutting and isolating a pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Germinal Lacambra
  • Patent number: 10107440
    Abstract: An assembly including a cover device and a cap device for protecting a flange is provided. The cap device may include a cap cover for protecting at least a portion of a front surface of the flange and a retainer comprising at least two cap securing members releasably engageable with an inner surface of the flange in an interference fit, where the retainer is operable to releasably engage the cap cover in a friction-fit. The cover device may include a cover face for protecting the front surface of the flange, the cover face comprising an outer periphery; and an integrally-formed lip depending from the outer periphery of the cover face and perpendicular to the cover face, the lip comprising at least two cover securing members and releasably engagable with a peripheral edge of the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Craig Whitney
  • Patent number: 10100965
    Abstract: A non-metallic clip connection system includes a non-metallic clip having a substantially rectangular base portion, a first longitudinal flared wing portion, and a second longitudinal flared wing portion, wherein a plurality of edges of the clip along a path of insertion are beveled or radiused. The non-metallic clip connection system also includes a first non-metallic member having a first portion of a non-metallic clip receiver and a second non-metallic member having a second portion of the non-metallic clip receiver. The first non-metallic member is secured to the second non-metallic member by inserting the non-metallic clip in the non-metallic clip receiver. A non-metallic vertebrae bend restrictor and a non-metallic vertebrae end piece may use a non-metallic clip connection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: William H. Whitefield, Brandon Carringer
  • Patent number: 10100139
    Abstract: A silane-grafted polyolefin composition is disclosed, and includes a desired reduced specific weight material. The composition finds application in a wide array of uses, and in particular automotive and uses such as hoses, where this composition is used in place of conventional materials such as TPV and EPDM rubber formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Cooper-Standard Automotive Inc.
    Inventors: Krishnamachari Gopalan, Gending Ji, Robert J. Lenhart, Eric Nicolino, Pierre Youinou
  • Patent number: 10100951
    Abstract: The invention provides an extendible member (10) which is configurable between a coiled form (11) and an extended form (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: RTL Materials Ltd.
    Inventor: Andrew James Daton-Lovett
  • Patent number: 10094734
    Abstract: A system and method for remote detection, marking and/or sealing leaks in pipe or duct networks are provided. Aerosolized sealant particles that have a surface tackiness that diminishes over time are introduced into the pipe interior. A pressure differential is created and the micron scale particles adhere to the leak edges and to other particles as they are brought to the leaks and then leave the gas streamlines. Control of particle size, drying rate and particle residence time in the pipe interior allows control over the treatment area so that leaks are sealed in the pipes without sealing purposeful openings such as pilot lights or gas valves. This control also produces seals in duct systems with minimal tack at the time the duct systems are returned to service. Particles that do not participate in the formation of a seal can be collected or flushed through the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Mark Modera
  • Patent number: 10077855
    Abstract: A liner tube for lining a pipe and pipe lining method. Liner material that includes a strength layer and felt backing layer forms the liner tube. The strength layer includes chopped strands of fiber oriented generally parallel to one another and distributed along the strength layer. The felt backing layer can be needle punched to the strength layer. Joining structure can connect opposite longitudinal edge margins of the liner material to form a tube shape. The liner tube is impregnated with a curable polymer, positioned in the pipe, and cured to form the liner. The liner stretches radially when it is positioned in the pipe. As the liner stretches, the strength layer remains fixed to the felt backing and the width of the overlapping edge margins does not decrease.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: INA Acquisition Corp.
    Inventors: Charles Free, Yevgeny Zaltsman, Abu Abraham
  • Patent number: 10077862
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for repairing a damaged host pipe, such as a culvert or other conduit. A trough is positioned over the invert of the host pipe and a longitudinally successive series of ribs are positioned and expanded against the interior of the damaged host pipe and against the trough, the rib having one or more segments and a pair of circumferentially successive flaps hinged together. With a hydraulic jack or other appropriate pushing device, a pushing force is applied against the hinged flaps until the hinged flaps are locked in an installation position. Grout, such as a cementitious grout is then installed in spaces between the trough and the host pipe. Alternatively, the ribs extend transversely beneath the trough, but not beyond the longitudinal edges of the trough, and the trough is anchored to the host pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventor: Lembit Maimets
  • Patent number: 10072399
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for thawing frozen pipes utilizing electricity. Specifically, the present invention relates to electrically charging a section of frozen pipe such that heat is generated and causes the ice therein to thaw. Even more specifically, the present invention relates to one or more ports disposed above specific portions of pipe that extend upwards towards a surface thereabove and provide electrical access to the specific portions of pipe from the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Michael John Gilles
  • Patent number: 10047881
    Abstract: A fuel hose is provided, which includes an inner tube including a rubber layer and a rubber layer, a resin layer provided around an outer periphery of the inner tube and comprising a thermoplastic resin as a major component, and an outer tube provided around an outer periphery of the resin layer and including a reinforcement thread layer and a rubber layer. The inner tube of the fuel hose has a dynamic loss (Tan ?) of 0.3 to 1.2. The fuel hose has an outer diameter change ratio of not greater than 10% and a volume change ratio of not less than 15% when the internal pressure of the hose is increased by 1 MPa. The fuel hose is less costly, and has a fuel permeation resistance (fuel barrier property) as well as a pulsation suppressing property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Ryo Hirai, Yoshiki Kodaka, Kazuki Hatanaka, Ryousuke Kanegae
  • Patent number: 10041630
    Abstract: A coupling fitting for connecting adjacent pipes. The coupling fitting includes a branchless tubular structure having a sealable access opening to facilitate line testing utilizing the coupling fitting. The sealable access opening is a no-hub opening extending through a body of the branchless tubular structure. The coupling includes a plug to seal the access opening to fluidly connect the pipes for use. For testing an inflatable balloon is placed in a flow passage of the coupling and is inflated via air pressure through the sealable access opening. Upon completion of line testing, the balloon is removed and the access opening is sealed via the plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Martin M Huddleston
  • Patent number: 10024481
    Abstract: A repair assembly and method of use is provided. The repair assembly includes a liner assembly for repairing a pipe system including a first pipe, a second pipe extending from the first pipe, and in some embodiments a third pipe extending from the second pipe. The third pipe may include multiple pipes. The repair assembly further includes a bladder assembly. The liner and bladder assembly are configured to work together to be positioned within the first, second, third and any additional pipes to line and repair all of the components of the pipe system in a single repair. Such repair will reduce the amount of time required to repair such pipe systems, and will increase the efficiency of repairing pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: LMK Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Kiest, Jr., John Rinehart, Jason M. Mathey, Dan Engel, Daniel L. Read, Pete Dannenberg
  • Patent number: 10012244
    Abstract: A hydraulic hose end expansion chamber preferably includes a tube, a first end plate, a second end plate, a threaded nipple, an o-ring and a drain screw. The threaded nipple is attached to the first end plate. The threaded nipple is threadably engaged with a threaded hole in a female hydraulic quick disconnect coupler. The first end plate is attached to a first end of the tube. A threaded hole is formed through the second end plate to threadably receive the drain screw. The o-ring is pushed on to the threaded shaft. The second end plate is attached to a second end of the tube. An L-shaped handle is preferably attached to the second end of the tube. A second embodiment of the hydraulic hose end expansion chamber includes a compression spring with a piston. A third embodiment of the hydraulic hose end expansion chamber includes a nitrogen filled bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Dale Maney