Patents by Inventor Albert A. McKay

Albert A. McKay has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9194514
    Abstract: A fitting assembly for maintaining a leak free seal connection with an associated fluid conduit during and after exposure to extreme heat is provided. The fitting assembly includes a coupling body including an inside surface defining a bore for receiving the associated fluid conduit. The coupling body is made of a first corrosion resistant material having a first coefficient of thermal expansion. The at least one ring is made of a complementary second corrosion resistant material having a second larger coefficient of thermal expansion such that the second material will expand at a greater rate that the first material during heating to a first temperature generally exceeding annealing temperatures of both the first material and the second material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: LOKRING TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Albert A. McKay
  • Patent number: 7984538
    Abstract: An installation tool assembly for advancing a fitting's swage ring onto a fitting's connector body while a conduit is received in the connector body to mechanically and sealingly connect the fitting to the conduit includes a body defining at least two spaced apart piston chambers, a fixed jaw connected to the body and adapted to engage one of the connector body or the swage ring, and a movable jaw connected to the body and movable relative to the fixed jaw. The movable jaw is adapted to engage the other of the connector body or the swage ring. Pistons are disposed in the at least two spaced piston chambers. The pistons and the movable jaw are configured such that movement of the pistons in a first direction moves the movable jaw toward the fixed jaw thereby moving the swage ring axially onto the connector body to mechanically and sealingly connect the connector body to the conduit received therein when the fixed and movable jaws are engaged to the connector body and swage ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Lokring Technology LLC
    Inventor: Albert A. McKay
  • Patent number: 7575257
    Abstract: A fitting for making connections with a pipe includes a coupling body having an inside surface defining a bore for receiving a pipe. A ring is fitted over the coupling body for sealing and mechanically connecting the coupling body to the pipe. An axisymmetrical main seal is formed on the inside surface of the coupling body that seals and connects to the pipe when the ring is installed on the coupling body. An axisymmetrical inboard seal is formed on the inside surface of the coupling body axially spaced from the main seal that seals and connects to the pipe when the ring is installed on the coupling body. At least one of the coupling body and the ring is configured so that the inboard seal seals and connects after the main seal seals and connects to the pipe. An axisymmetrical outboard seal is formed on the inside surface of the coupling body axially spaced from the main seal that connects to the pipe when the ring is installed on the coupling body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Lokring Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Albert A. McKay
  • Patent number: 7503595
    Abstract: A fitting for a fluid conduit includes a coupling body having an inside surface for engaging an outside surface of a fluid conduit and a shoulder portion for limiting axial insertion of the fluid conduit into the coupling body. At least one seal is formed on the inside surface of the coupling body. The at least one seal includes a proximal seal adjacent the shoulder portion. A ring is annularly disposed on the coupling body urging the at least one seal into the fluid conduit to seal and mechanically connect the coupling body to the fluid conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2009
    Assignee: Lokring Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Albert A. McKay
  • Patent number: 7337514
    Abstract: A handheld hydraulic assembly tool for advancing a fitting's swage ring onto a fitting's connecting body while a conduit is received in the connector body to mechanically and sealingly connect the fitting to the conduit includes a clamping assembly defining a piston chamber fluidly connected to a pump chamber. The clamping assembly has a fixed jaw adapted to engage one of the connector body and the swage ring and a moveable jaw adapted to engage the other of the connector body and the swage ring. A piston is disposed in the piston chamber. The piston and the moveable jaw are configured such that movement of the piston in a first direction moves the moveable jaw toward the fixed jaw thereby moving the swage ring axially onto the connector body to mechanically and sealingly connect the connector body to the conduit received therein when the jaws are engaged to the connector body and the swage ring. A pump body defines the pump chamber and is connected to the clamping assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Assignee: Lokring Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Albert A. McKay
  • Publication number: 20070108760
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fitting assembly for maintaining a leak free seal connection with an associated fluid conduit during and after exposure to extreme heat. The fitting assembly comprises a coupling body including an inside surface defining a bore for receiving the associated fluid conduit. The inside surface engages an outside surface of the associated fluid conduit. At least one seal is formed on the inside surface of the coupling body. At least one ring is annularly disposed on the coupling body urging the at least one seal into the associated fluid conduit to seal and mechanically connect the coupling body to the associated fluid conduit. The coupling body is made of a first corrosion resistant material having a first coefficient of thermal expansion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2006
    Publication date: May 17, 2007
    Applicant: LOKRING TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Albert McKay
  • Publication number: 20060284415
    Abstract: A medical gas and vacuum system of a medical facility includes at least one medical gas source located at the medical facility that is capable of providing a positive flow to deliver a supplied gas or a negative flow to vacuum a retrieved gas. A plurality of spaced apart outlet ports is disposed within the medical facility for discharging the supplied gas and vacuuming the retrieved gas. A pipeline network fluidly connects the at least one medical gas source to the plurality of outlet ports. The pipeline network includes a plurality of pipeline fluid components through which the gas flows. At least one axially swaged fitting fluidly connects at least a first fluid component of the plurality of pipeline fluid components to a second fluid component of the plurality of pipeline fluid components. The fitting includes a coupling body defining at least one bore for receiving the first fluid component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2006
    Publication date: December 21, 2006
    Inventor: Albert McKay
  • Publication number: 20060186666
    Abstract: A fitting for making connections with a pipe includes a coupling body having an inside surface defining a bore for receiving a pipe. A ring is fitted over the coupling body for sealing and mechanically connecting the coupling body to the pipe. An axisymmetrical main seal is formed on the inside surface of the coupling body that seals and connects to the pipe when the ring is installed on the coupling body. An axisymmetrical inboard seal is formed on the inside surface of the coupling body axially spaced from the main seal that seals and connects to the pipe when the ring is installed on the coupling body. At least one of the coupling body and the ring is configured so that the inboard seal seals and connects after the main seal seals and connects to the pipe. An axisymmetrical outboard seal is formed on the inside surface of the coupling body axially spaced from the main seal that connects to the pipe when the ring is installed on the coupling body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Publication date: August 24, 2006
    Inventor: Albert McKay
  • Publication number: 20060059677
    Abstract: An installation tool assembly for advancing a fitting's swage ring onto a fitting's connector body while a conduit is received in the connector body to mechanically and sealingly connect the fitting to the conduit includes a body defining at least two spaced apart piston chambers, a fixed jaw connected to the body and adapted to engage one of the connector body or the swage ring, and a movable jaw connected to the body and movable relative to the fixed jaw. The movable jaw is adapted to engage the other of the connector body or the swage ring. Pistons are disposed in the at least two spaced piston chambers. The pistons and the movable jaw are configured such that movement of the pistons in a first direction moves the movable jaw toward the fixed jaw thereby moving the swage ring axially onto the connector body to mechanically and sealingly connect the connector body to the conduit received therein when the fixed and movable jaws are engaged to the connector body and swage ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Publication date: March 23, 2006
    Inventor: Albert McKay
  • Publication number: 20050264006
    Abstract: A fitting for a fluid conduit includes a coupling body having an inside surface for engaging an outside surface of a fluid conduit and a shoulder portion for limiting axial insertion of the fluid conduit into the coupling body. At least one seal is formed on the inside surface of the coupling body. The at least one seal includes a proximal seal adjacent the shoulder portion. A ring is annularly disposed on the coupling body urging the at least one seal into the fluid conduit to seal and mechanically connect the coupling body to the fluid conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Publication date: December 1, 2005
    Inventor: Albert McKay
  • Publication number: 20050183258
    Abstract: A handheld hydraulic assembly tool for advancing a fitting's swage ring onto a fitting's connecting body while a conduit is received in the connector body to mechanically and sealingly connect the fitting to the conduit includes a clamping assembly defining a piston chamber fluidly connected to a pump chamber. The clamping assembly has a fixed jaw adapted to engage one of the connector body and the swage ring and a moveable jaw adapted to engage the other of the connector body and the swage ring. A piston is disposed in the piston chamber. The piston and the moveable jaw are configured such that movement of the piston in a first direction moves the moveable jaw toward the fixed jaw thereby moving the swage ring axially onto the connector body to mechanically and sealingly connect the connector body to the conduit received therein when the jaws are engaged to the connector body and the swage ring. A pump body defines the pump chamber and is connected to the clamping assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2005
    Publication date: August 25, 2005
    Inventor: Albert McKay
  • Patent number: 6705741
    Abstract: A suspended light source holder for an organic jack-o-lantern, with a light source holder removably positionable within the interior of the organic jack-o-lantern, and with a securing portion for securing the suspended light source holder to the top of the organic jack-o-lantern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2004
    Assignee: 2003703 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew T. Bonnema, Albert A. McKay
  • Patent number: 6692040
    Abstract: A fitting for a fluid pressure conduit. The fitting includes a coupling body having a substantially axisymmetrical inside surface for engaging an outside surface of the fluid pressure conduit. The inside surface has at least one substantially axisymmetrical seal formed as at least one axisymmetrical ridge on the inside surface of the coupling body. There is at least one seal land on an outside surface of the coupling body adjacent the substantially axisymmetrical seal(s). There are a plurality of anti-torsion ridges on the inside surface of the coupling body, the anti-torsion ridges having friction surfaces for resisting torsion between the fitting and the fluid pressure conduit. Furthermore, there is at least one torsion land formed on the outside surface of the coupling body adjacent the torsion ridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Assignee: Lokring Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Albert A. McKay, Andrew Bonnema
  • Patent number: 6618919
    Abstract: A hydraulic assembly system is described. The system includes a hydraulic assembly tool connected by a hydraulic connection to a hydraulic pressure source which supplies a pressurized hydraulic fluid to the tool. The system includes a switch mounted on the hydraulic assembly tool and one or more signal connections between the switch and the hydraulic pressure source whereby activation of the switch causes the hydraulic pressure source to supply the pressurized hydraulic fluid to activate the hydraulic assembly tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Inventor: Albert A. McKay
  • Patent number: 6568711
    Abstract: The present invention provides a positive gapping device for socket welded fittings. The positive gapping device comprises a socket fitting having a recessed area on at least one end for receiving a pipe section that is engageable with the recessed area of the socket fitting. It further includes a gapping means disposed on one of a surface of the recessed area of the socket fitting facing an end of such pipe section and an end of such pipe section for engagement with such socket fitting. The gapping means providing a space between the socket fitting and such pipe section for reducing residual stresses that result from a welding operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2003
    Assignee: Westinghouse Air Brake Co
    Inventor: Albert A. McKay
  • Publication number: 20030067770
    Abstract: A suspended light source holder for an organic jack-o-lantern, with a light source holder removably positionable within the interior of the organic jack-o-lantern, and with a securing portion for securing the suspended light source holder to the top of the organic jack-o-lantern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Publication date: April 10, 2003
    Applicant: 2003703 Ontario Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew T. Bonnema, Albert A. McKay
  • Patent number: 6434808
    Abstract: Hydraulic assembly tool having a tool fixed portion having a proximal end and a distal end. The tool fixed portion includes a hydraulic cylinder having a fluid pressure port at the proximal end of the tool fixed portion. The fluid pressure port is for receiving a fluid having a controllable pressure. The tool fixed portion includes a fixed jaw. The tool also has a moveable portion including a moveable jaw and a piston disposed in the hydraulic cylinder, the piston receiving a hydraulic force from the pressurized fluid. There is a compression spring engaging the tool fixed portion and the tool moveable portion, the compression spring urging the tool moveable portion including the moveable jaw in a direction opposite the direction of the hydraulic force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2002
    Assignee: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Albert A. McKay
  • Patent number: 6364371
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for securing a predetermined fitting to a mating surface. Such apparatus comprises a flange member having a predetermined profile and a swivel member connected to the flange member and having a well defined flange to swivel interface wherein the defined flange to swivel interface is conical with respect to an axis through the centerline of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2002
    Assignee: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Albert A. Mckay
  • Publication number: 20020008383
    Abstract: The present invention provides a positive gapping device for socket welded fittings. The positive gapping device comprises a socket fitting having a recessed area on at least one end for receiving a pipe section that is engageable with the recessed area of the socket fitting. It further includes a gapping means disposed on one of a surface of the recessed area of the socket fitting facing an end of such pipe section and an end of such pipe section for engagement with such socket fitting. The gapping means providing a space between the socket fitting and such pipe section for reducing residual stresses that result from a welding operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2000
    Publication date: January 24, 2002
    Applicant: AMOS BARTOLI
    Inventor: Albert A. McKay
  • Patent number: 6189862
    Abstract: A valve having a housing and a valve member located in the housing for controlling the flow of a fluid or fluid pressure directed through the housing. The valve further includes a removable valve seat located in the housing and against which the valve member engages and disengages in the fluid or fluid pressure control process. A sealing member is located between an outer surface of such valve seat and an inner surface of the housing of the valve. The removable valve seat being made of a durable molded plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: Westinghouse Air Brake Company
    Inventor: Albert A. McKay