Patents Examined by Thomas F. Callaghan
  • Patent number: 4928997
    Abstract: A multiple passage rotating union includes a housing assembly having a housing with an elongated cylindrical sleeve bearing of carbon graphite located in the axial bore of the housing and heat shrunk to the inner surface of the housing bore, the sleeve bearing defining the bearing surface for the rotor assembly of the rotating union and providing sealing between the fluid passageways through the rotating union.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 29, 1990
    Assignee: Deublin Company
    Inventors: Delbert C. Reisener, Dennis G. Pearson
  • Patent number: 4927182
    Abstract: A clamp for repair of a leak in a pipeline or other structure having a flanged joint. The clamp comprises arcuate clamp sections, typically two semi-circular sections, which are assembled end to end to form a clamp ring about the flanges at the site of the leak. Each clamp section has an inner surface with spaced edges, and a seal tube of deformable metal is attached to each of the clamp sections at each of the edges, with the metal tube having a folded wall with ridges and troughs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Assignee: Koppl Industrial Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Billy G. Moore
  • Patent number: 4927189
    Abstract: This invention relates to an internal expansion coupling, having particular utility in joining together two tubular members or pipes aligned in end-to-end relationship. The device hereof comprises(a) an elongated open ended tubular joint member formed of a relatively rigid sheet-like member, where the sheet ends overlap such that the end portions lie contiguous with each other;(b) a continuous sleeve formed of an elastomeric material and overlapping the sheet side about at least one open end of said tubular joint member, where said sleeve, about the circumference thereof, is provided with at least one continuous upstanding rib which is adapted to lie adjacent to and be compressed against the inside wall of a tubular member; and(c) means for expanding said sheet-like member whereby said sheet ends move circumferentially towards one another urging said elastomeric sleeve and said rib against the inside wall of a tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Inventor: John W. Burkit
  • Patent number: 4927192
    Abstract: A pipe connector load element interconnects a pipe element and a connector retention member. The load element is mounted in an annular groove on the outer circumference of the pipe element and in a groove adjacent to an internal bore in the retention member to secure the retention member to the pipe element. The load element includes a plurality of elongated components each having a slot extending lengthwise, and a flexible ribbon for threading through the slots. A pair of retention members are interconnected to connect a pair of pipe elements in an end-to-end arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 22, 1990
    Assignee: FMC Corporation
    Inventors: Tep Ungchusri, George D. Lemons
  • Patent number: 4924569
    Abstract: A method of repairing a leaking coupling between an air conditioning cooling coil and its associated expansion valve using a split clamp-on coupling nut. The nut consists of two mirror-image halves, the two halves being joined together by a pair of screws. The joined together halves provide a passageway sized and partially threaded to accommodate the flanged end of the cooling coil pipe and the threaded end of the expansion valve pipe when these two pipes are aligned along a common axis and the end of the expansion valve pipe abuts against the flange of the cooling coil pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1986
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Inventor: Richard Kennedy
  • Patent number: 4925216
    Abstract: Apparatus for attaching a catheter to a bag includes a pair of coupling rings for trapping a part of the bag wall between them. A cutter having a blade of circular or closed loop form makes a cut in the trapped wall and an elastomeric member for gripping a catheter is connectable to the cutter or to one of the rings. The catheter is inserted in the elastomeric member and through the rings, the member serving as a gaiter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1990
    Assignee: E. R. Squibb and Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter L. Steer
  • Patent number: 4923220
    Abstract: The disclosures relates to a tube coupling (10) for a tube (11) having a body (12) with open ended throughway (13) to receive the tube and a collet (21) in the open end of the throughway having resilient arms (23) engaging a tapered cam surface (20) in the body to clamp the ends of the arms against a tube extending through the collet into the body to lock a tube in the body.The body has a cylindrical outer surface and a cylindrical cover (30) encircles and is slidable along the body. One end of the cover has an end wall (32) extending across the end of the body opposite the open end of the throughway with an aperture (33) through which the tube extends. The other end of the cover has an internal annular projection (35) which snaps over the end of the cylindrical body to retain the cover on the body while permitting the cover to slide linearly along the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Assignee: John Guest Limited
    Inventors: John D. Guest, Bo Harde
  • Patent number: 4923221
    Abstract: A safety connection for connecting a plug into a tubular member, the tubular member having an internal sealing surface, an internal recess positioned outward from said internal sealing surface, said recess ending in inwardly extending lip with a plurality of slots therethrough and external threads; a plug having a body with a plurality of radially extending pins positioned to pass through said slots in said lip, a radially extending flange and a pin extending radially outward from the plug at a position immediately axially inward of said flange and being out of axial alignment with said pins and sized to fit within one of said slots to position said plurality of pins out of alignments with said slots; and a securing ring having an inwardly extend flange for surrounding the exterior of said plug on the exterior side of said plug flange and internal threads for engaging the external threads on said tubular member to secure said plug in said tubular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Assignee: Cameron Iron Works U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Kennard W. Taylor
  • Patent number: 4923227
    Abstract: A liquid tight container for affixing, in a liquid tight manner, to a conduit having a ridge located adjacent to its end, wherein the conduit extends into a bore (5) and abuts against a sealing surface (6) and is held in liquid tight engagement therewith. A locking member (9) projects into the bore (5) and locks on to the ridge of the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Assignee: Elconnex Lty Limited
    Inventors: John Petty, Sandy McNeil
  • Patent number: 4923349
    Abstract: The threaded split coupling nut system includes a threaded split coupling nut and coupling clamps. The threaded split-slip nut coupling has conventional nut shape but is split. The gripping nodules on the body are positioned parallel to the rotational center line of the split-slip nut coupling. The gripping nodules are formed as an integral past of the conventional and old slip nut coupling design. The gripping nodules are connected to or formed on the outside surface of the threaded split-slip nut coupling and the gripping nodules project outward in a radial direction from the rotational center line of the split-slip nut coupling. The conventional threaded split-slip nut coupling has been divided into two equal parts along a plane containing the rotational center line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Inventor: Hartley Logsdon
  • Patent number: 4919453
    Abstract: A device for coupling the peripheral flanges of a pair of pipes comprising a pair of retaining members, each having a V-shaped groove for receiving a portion of the peripheral flanges of the pipes. The retaining members are pivotally coupled at one of their ends by a single hinge and releasably coupled at their opposite ends by an over-center latch mechanism. The over-center latch mechanism employs a compression bolt and nut to maintain a low profile. The over-center latch mechanism also has primary and secondary link members, the latter preventing the coupling from completely separating should the primary link members fail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: EG&G Pressure Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Horace P. Halling, Thomas S. Oh
  • Patent number: 4919458
    Abstract: A tube extends through a wall of a vessel and is adapted to carry an ultraviolet emitter for use with a photochemical reaction vessel. An end of the tube disposed outside of the vessel is mounted within a support which forms a ball joint for that end of the tube. That joint allows the tube to pivot slightly in response to forces acting on the portion of the tube disposed within the vessel, thereby resisting any breaking or bending of the tube which might otherwise occur. A lip seal is disposed around the tube at a location intermediate the ball joint and the vessel to prevent the escape of fluids from the vessel past the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: Atochem
    Inventors: Jean-Jacques Masini, Rene Chabidon
  • Patent number: 4919456
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pipe union having a reliable metal ring seal and a resilient seal. The resilient seal is on the pin portion of the union, which has an internal seal surface. The box portion of the union has a bore to sealingly receive the resilient seal and an internal seal surface. The metal ring seal is compressed into sealing engagement with the pin portion and box portion sealing surfaces when the union pin portion and union box portion are connected together by a threaded collar. When the union is utilized in a tree cap for an underwater wellhead and the union box portion is attached to the wellhead, the resilient seal serves as a secondary seal and protects the metal seal. Well servicing risers or lubricators may be connected to the tree cap box portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 24, 1990
    Assignee: Otis Engineering Corporation
    Inventor: Kwok-Ping Wong
  • Patent number: 4917407
    Abstract: A plastic housing cover for a valve having an integral connector nozzle part provided with a metal threaded nipple element is proposed, in which it is assured that the threaded element, inserted in a sealing manner into the plastic, cannot destroy the tight connection with the plastic part during the twisting of insertion and possible twisting on the part of the threaded element itself. The threaded element is accordingly given an opportunity at the outset to rotate, while maintaining the tightness of the seal. The threaded nipple element is preferably a hollow threaded connector and the plastic part comprises a cover of a compressed air valve, especially a brake valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Inventors: Heiner Gassmann, Siegfried Beck, Werner Heinlein
  • Patent number: 4917408
    Abstract: A pipe fitting for interconnecting two sections of pipe and comprising an interior male portion having a band of flexible material bonded to the outer surface, a female portion, and end of which is positioned over and slidably engaged over the elasomeric ring, to allow rotative movement of the female portion with respect to the male portion, so that an angle of deflection may be achieved between the first section of pipe and the second section of pipe engaged into the fitting. There is further provided means on the interior of the fitting for allowing unrestricted flow of fluid at least in a single direction through the fitting as the fitting is deviated through the range of angles in its use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Inventors: Matthew Vidrine, Robert Lucero
  • Patent number: 4915424
    Abstract: A branch shroud for containment conduitry in which shroud halves are brought together with seals at their abutting edges. The abutting edges have interleaved retention devices that receive pins to hold, and perhaps to force, the edges toward each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Assignee: Flo-Control, Inc.
    Inventors: Russel J. Sarno, Patrick Madormo
  • Patent number: 4915421
    Abstract: A connector for connecting the confronting ends of tubing sections. The connector includes a connector body having an opening therein which extends therethrough along a longitudinal axis of the housing. The housing includes as first end for connection to the confronting end of a first tubing section. A first annular chamber is provided in the housing between the first end and the second end of the housing for receiving a generally annular seal therein which sealingly engages a second tubing section. A generally cylindrical retaining clip is provided in the housing between the seal and the second end of the housing. The clip includes a pair of diametrically opposed portions thereon which are radially deflectable relative to the axis of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Assignee: ITT Corporation
    Inventor: Robert D. Dennany Jr.
  • Patent number: 4915425
    Abstract: A pipe connecting element serves to connect pipes, which consist essentially of a continuous inner pipe and connected with it, extending radially outwards, projections, which serve to stiffen the pipe. To make such a pipe connecting element suitable to the light construction concept of double walled pipes or corrugated pipes on the one hand and achieve high load capacity in the direction of the pipe axis and good hydraulic properties on the other, the pipe connecting element consists of connected with each other sections, which are constructed by a core pipe and a jacket pipe. Adjacent sections are connected on their butt joint surfaces in such a manner that the core pipes and the jacket pipes each of these adjacent sections are connected with each other. Additionally, the core pipe and the jacket pipe of each section are firmly connected with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Assignee: Wilheim Hegler
    Inventors: Wilhelm Hegler, Ralph-Peter Hegler
  • Patent number: 4915426
    Abstract: A pipe coupling for a stainless steel well casing includes a square threaded male member which is received within a square threaded female member so that the coupling is initially loose. A TEFLON seal is provided to retain the fluid being pumped within the pipe. Each member has a shoulder which is abutted by the end of the other member in order to lock the members in rigid relationship once the coupling is completely tightened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Inventor: Claud T. Skipper
  • Patent number: 4915422
    Abstract: A joint to be used with a coupling tool for coupling first and second axially aligned hubless pipe end sections. The joint includes an outer sleeve and an inner liner disposed within the outer sleeve. A pair of diametrically opposed cylindrically shaped lugs are positioned on the outer surface of the outer sleeve. The axis of each lug is oriented perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis of the outer sleeve for mating engagement with a slot formed in the coupling tool. The pipe end sections are retained by compression of the liner in abutting relationship with a lip formed on the interior surface of the outer sleeve. The lugs are positioned equidistant from the axial ends of the outer sleeve for insertion of the pipe end sections easily within either axial end of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Assignee: The American Brass & Iron Foundry
    Inventors: Michael Chacon, Clifford Cooper, Michael Herrell, John Fehringer, Daniel Nunes, Joseph Panek, Theodore Ray, Anthony Sumida, Clifford Wixson