Patents Examined by Patrick F. Brinson
  • Patent number: 10844990
    Abstract: A method of repairing a flexible pipe within a carrier pipe. The method then increases a first area of a first hole in the carrier pipe. The method then bends a first layer of the flexible pipe around a second hole in the first layer. The method then patches a third hole in a second layer of the flexible pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Trinity Bay Equipment Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Kirk Spencer Francis, Dale Brian Marietta
  • Patent number: 10844991
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for inserting a tubular liner impregnated with a hardening resin into the conduits or pipes to be rehabilitated is disclosed. The apparatus is a tool comprising a cylindrical segment and a conical segment, the cylindrical segment and the conical segment connected together to form a passageway adapted to guide a tubular liner inside a host pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Gilles Gagnon, Serge Veilleux, Vincent Sevigny Veilleux
  • Patent number: 10844992
    Abstract: Guide apparatus for an elongate member such as a pipeline or pipe. The apparatus comprising a plurality of first elements in the form of rings with central openings through which the elongate member extends. The first elements are interconnected by link members spaced around the outside of the first elements and locating in T-shaped cross section guide formations. The link members restrict the amount of pivotal movement between the first elements, and hence bending of the elongate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Martin Steven Harrop, Stewart Ian Morley
  • Patent number: 10844587
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a discharge system for usage in fluid transportation. Further, embodiments relate to a discharge system comprising a plurality of discharge apparatuses that may remove a fluid from one area and transport it to another area. A discharge system may comprise a first discharge apparatus, wherein the first discharge apparatus comprises a tubular, wherein the tubular comprises a plurality of sections, a central bore, a first opening, and a second opening; and a second discharge apparatus, wherein the second discharge apparatus comprises the tubular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Christopher Lombardo
  • Patent number: 10837563
    Abstract: A flow stopping tool for pipelines is disclosed, wherein the flow stopping tool comprises an inflatable balloon-like element that is in connection to a pressure rod, and a hinged coupling for securing the balloon-like element upon introduction into the pipeline, the hinged coupling comprising: a first element comprising a housing, a second element that is in connection to the balloon-like element; a buckling member connecting the first element to the second element, the buckling member being received in the housing of the first element. The buckling member comprises a cylinder that is configured to rotate around its longitudinal axis such that the second element can hinge with respect to the first element. The cylinder comprises at least one opening that facilitates measurement of the pressure of the flow in the pipeline, and the cylinder comprises at least one further opening that facilitates inflation of the balloon-like element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: J. van Beugen Beheer B.V.
    Inventors: Leonard Van Beugen, Enver Coric
  • Patent number: 10837580
    Abstract: Refrigerant hoses include a permeation inhibiting layer, wherein the permeation inhibiting layer is formed of mixture based upon a polyether-ester block copolymer, a polyamide-polyether block copolymer, or a blend thereof. A tie layer surrounds the permeation inhibiting layer, and the tie layer is based on a butyl rubber. A reinforcing layer surrounds the tie layer, and a cover layer is disposed adjacent the reinforcing layer. In some cases, an innermost rubber tube is disposed inwardly adjacent the permeation inhibiting layer, and the innermost rubber tube is comprised of rubbery polymer. The refrigerant hoses may further include a second tie layer surrounding the reinforcing layer, and a second spiral reinforcing layer disposed between the cover layer and the second tie layer. Furthermore, the hoses may have a permeation rate of not greater than 0.0020 g/cm/day of R-1234yf refrigerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ContiTech Schlauch GmbH
    Inventors: Bradley James Haines, Brian Henry
  • Patent number: 10837587
    Abstract: A plug for sealing a passage extending about a longitudinal axis (A) comprises a shell having a circumferential wall extending between an end wall and an opening, and an internal cavity extending axially within the shell, and an expander having a head and a shank extending axially from the head, the head retained with the cavity and the shank extending axially through the opening of the cavity, wherein the circumferential wall comprises an inner surface having at least a first region and a second region, the second region proximate the opening and the first region adjacent to the second region and extending therefrom towards the end wall, the inner surface in the first region tapering inwardly relative to the longitudinal axis (A) to provide a first angled ramp, and the inner surface in the second region tapering further inwardly to provide a second angled ramp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Marcin Cis, Dariusz Kiełbowicz
  • Patent number: 10836131
    Abstract: A convolutely wound tube (1) is formed of a composite sheet including a first sheet (6) and a second sheet (5). The convolutely wound tube includes a first segment (66) formed of a plurality of convolute windings (2) of the first sheet, a second segment (70) formed of directly adhered and overlapping portions of the first sheet and the second sheet, and a third segment (68) formed of the second sheet wrapped about and overlying the first sheet. The second segment is an underwrap portion positioned between a layer of the first sheet and a layer of the second sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventors: Maarten Spanjers, Wouter Siemons
  • Patent number: 10837579
    Abstract: A charge-air cooler hose includes a hollow cylindrical structure defining an air conduit, an outer surface, and a bellows section, where a plurality of convolutions are formed on the bellows section and the bellows section includes a plurality of ridges and a plurality of valleys. At least one of the plurality of ridges has a diameter and/or shape different from other ridges. In some cases, the bellows section has two ridges. In some other cases, the bellows section has three ridges. Where there are three ridges, each of the three ridges may have a diameter different from one another. In an embodiment where there are three ridges, a first ridge has a diameter D3, a second adjacent ridge has a diameter D4, and a third adjacent ridge has a diameter D5, and where D3<D4<D5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ContiTech Techno-Chemie GmbH
    Inventor: Joseph P. Schultz
  • Patent number: 10830385
    Abstract: Pipe insulation assemblies (10) comprising tubular insulation (100) having a longitudinal slit (400), a jacket (110), releasable tape (120), butt sealant strips (600), and/or closing adhesives are disclosed. The jacket (110) overlays the outer surface of the tubular insulation (100). The jacket (110) has an extended lip portion (200) extending beyond the longitudinal slit (400). An adhesive (420) and an internal release liner (130) are located on the extended lip portion (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Jerry M. Parks, David E. Musick, Jacob T. Chacko, Timothy R. Clancy, Neil Hettler, Weigang Qi, Madelyn Elizabeth Gutkoski
  • Patent number: 10816127
    Abstract: An anti-kink device for a hose has a strip-shaped base body, at least one fastening protrusion protruding from the base body and at least one fastening depression provided in the base body. The fastening protrusion is configured such that it can engage into the at least one fastening depression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Diana Kronenberg
  • Patent number: 10808739
    Abstract: A flow balancer to reduce turbulence and achieve a laminar water flow system for fish while being pumped. The flow balancer having a tubular guide for the fish made from spaced apart blades having a width greater than a thickness of the spaced blades forming the tubular guide. The tubular guide is constructed and arranged to prevent turbulent and non-parallel water flow and allow fish to pass in a laminar water flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Peter B. Lindgren
  • Patent number: 10808663
    Abstract: To obtain an end cap that enables a brazing material ring to be appropriately placed and brazing to be reliably performed when inserting and placing an insertion part of the end cap in an end part of a rail body and securing the end cap by brazing it with the brazing material ring and, also, that is unlikely to result in a broken rail body when internal pressure is applied. An end cap to be inserted into and placed inside an end part of a rail body 2 and secured to an inner circumference of the rail body 2 by brazing, wherein an outer circumference of an insertion part 3 for insertion into the rail body 2 comprises an engagement groove 10 that is composed of a pair of side surfaces 11, 12 and a bottom surface 13 and that is capable of engagement with a brazing material ring 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: USUI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kengo Murofushi, Takanori Kanda
  • Patent number: 10808876
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for lining at least one part of a wall of a conduit. In particular embodiments, a piece of material in the form of a sheet may be provided with adhesive thereupon, the sheet being curled or rolled up to allow insertion into the conduit. The curled or rolled up sheet may then be positioned inside the conduit, and once positioned inside the conduit, may at least partially uncurl or unroll to apply the sheet to the wall via the adhesive to obtain a laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Isealate AS
    Inventors: Bengt Gunnarsson, Einar Waage-Rasmussen, Dan Forsström, Johan Haasum
  • Patent number: 10801647
    Abstract: A tailor-layered tube, includes an inner tube, an outer tube having a greater diameter than the inner tube and disposed outside the inner tube, and at least one intermediate tube disposed between the inner tube and the outer tube and having a length different from the inner tube and the outer tube to be locally disposed between the inner tube and the outer tube. The inner tube, the intermediate tube, and the outer tube are hydroformed in a state of being laminated so that the inner tube, the intermediate tube, and the outer tube are sequentially brought into close contact with each other in a region where the intermediate tube is disposed and the inner tube is brought into direct contact with the outer tube in a region where the intermediate tube does not exist, and accordingly regions having locally different thicknesses are successively arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Pusan National University Industry-University Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Younghoon Moon, Sangwook Han, Taewoo Hwang, Youngyun Woo, Ilyeong Oh
  • Patent number: 10801656
    Abstract: A pressure reducing valve may include a valve body, a connecting tube, and a pressure-reducing member. The valve body is a three-way intercommunicated valve body which respectively forms into a water inlet end, a water outlet end, and a pressure-reducing tube. The connecting tube is connected to an extending section thereof, and at least a first annular groove is formed at an outer periphery of the extending section for disposing an O-ring thereon. An annular surface formed between the connecting tube and the extending section is faced to the extending section. The pressure-reducing member is hollow and has a closed end and an open end, and a buffer block is installed therein. The open end is abutted against the annular surface of the extending section, and a coupled portion between the open end and the annular surface is welded together to form a welding portion therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Hung-Lin Lai
  • Patent number: 10788148
    Abstract: A conduit (100) for transporting a fluid comprises a first collar (102), a second collar (103), a bellows (108), and a sensor (116). The bellows (108) comprises a central axis (180), a first corrugated outboard ply (114), a corrugated inboard ply (110), interposed between the first corrugated outboard ply (114) and the central axis (180), an interstitial space (126), interposed between the corrugated inboard ply (110) and the first corrugated outboard ply (114), and a second corrugated outboard ply (112) within the interstitial space (126). The corrugated inboard ply (110), the first corrugated outboard ply (114), and a weld-through ring (150) are welded to the first collar (102) and the second collar (102). The second corrugated outboard ply (112) is not hermetically coupled to the first collar (102) or the second collar (103). The sensor (116) is communicatively coupled with the interstitial space (126).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Tony Di Carlo, Brian T. Vaniman, John P. Leuer
  • Patent number: 10788155
    Abstract: A sealing device for sealing a leak in a pipe includes an elongate pipe wrapping member which is configured to be wrapped around and overlay a leak in a pipe in a wrapped condition a cover member for covering the pipe wrapping member substantially in the wrapped condition and a retaining arrangement for retaining the cover member and with it, the pipe wrapping member in position relative the pipe in a pipe sealing condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventor: Jan Dirk Johannes Van Den Berg
  • Patent number: 10782046
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein relate generally to improved fit duct liner insulation for curvilinear ducts in HVAC, exhaust, or other similar gas flow systems. A duct liner insulation for a curvilinear duct may include an insulation board having a first major surface and a second major surface. The duct liner insulation further includes a plurality of rows of kerfs in the first major surface of the insulation board configured to allow the insulation board to flex in a direction of the width of the insulation board such that insulation board is foldable into a curvilinear configuration. Each of the kerfs has a v-shaped cross section with sidewalls extending from a kerf base portion at or near the second major surface of the insulation board to the first major surface of the insulation board. The sidewalls extending at an angle from 10 degrees to 20 degrees relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Thomas John Fellinger, Michaela Roxane Roy, Brennan Hall, Ames Kulprathipanja, Eric Adamczyk
  • Patent number: 10781960
    Abstract: Throttle with a throttle path formed from two plane-parallel plates connected with one another, wherein the throttle path include a trough formed in at least one of the two plates and sealed by the other plate, which exhibits on one end an inlet which communicates with the throttle path and on the other end an outlet which communicates with the throttle path, characterized in that both plates are made of glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: tricumed Medizintechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Karl-Heinz Otto