Patents by Inventor James Anthony Kujawski, Jr.

James Anthony Kujawski, Jr. 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).

  • Publication number: 20200208594
    Abstract: A fluid connector, including a tubular member, a connector body, including an exterior opening groove, and a retainer clip to lock the tubular member to the connector body, an assurance cap including one or more latch fingers engaged with the exterior opening groove, and a tool, including an annular collar mountable over the tubular member, and a plurality of fingers carried on and extending axially from the annular collar, the plurality of fingers operatively arranged to engage the latch fingers when the collar and the plurality of fingers are engaged with the assurance cap to disengage the latch fingers from the exterior opening groove to disconnect the assurance cap from the connector body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: James Anthony Kujawski, JR., Bradley Chester Fremont, Kip Steveley
  • Publication number: 20190353286
    Abstract: An assurance cap, including a first body section including a first connector, a second body section hingedly connected to the first body section and including a second connector, and a plurality of latch fingers extending from at least one of the first body section and the second body section. In a closed position, the second connector is engaged with the first connector to lock the first body section to the second body section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: November 21, 2019
    Inventors: James Anthony Kujawski, Jr., Eric Nowicki
  • Publication number: 20190331275
    Abstract: An assurance cap for use with a fluid connector assembly for coupling a tubular member including an endform to a connector body, the endform defining a radially disposed shoulder, a retainer clip carried on the connector body and extending at least partially into a first bore in the connector body to engage the shoulder to lock the tubular member in the connector body when the first insertion end is fully inserted into the first bore, the assurance cap including a body including a first end and a second bore for disposing the body over the tubular member, and a plurality of primary latch fingers arranged on the body, each of the plurality of primary latch fingers including an end projection configured for latching in an exterior groove of the connector body to latch the body on the connector body when the tubular member is fully inserted into the connector body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Publication date: October 31, 2019
    Inventor: James Anthony Kujawski, JR.
  • Patent number: 10422460
    Abstract: A fluid connector assembly includes a connector body receiving a tubular member locked in place by a retainer clap carried on the connector body. An assurance cap mounted over the tubular member is movable to a forward most latched position on the connector body relative to the tubular member only when the tubular member is in the fully inserted, latched position in the connector body. The assurance cap body includes a plurality of alternating primary latch fingers and step fingers respectively engageable with a recess groove in the connector body and a raised surface on the tubular member. Secondary latches can include an inner support ring carried on the assurance cap body comprising an inner end engageable with a raised surface on the tubular member when the primary latched fingers are engaged with the recessed groove in the connector body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Oetiker NY, Inc.
    Inventor: James Anthony Kujawski, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20190063656
    Abstract: A fluid connector for coupling a tubular member having an endform spaced from a first insertion end to an external component, including a connector body, including a bore having a first end for receiving the tubular member, and a first exterior groove spaced from the first end and arranged for receiving one or more projections of an assurance cap for latching the assurance cap to the connector body when the tubular member is fully inserted into the bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Publication date: February 28, 2019
    Inventor: James Anthony Kujawski, JR.
  • Patent number: 9810339
    Abstract: A thermal relief valve, comprising a housing having a channel, a first aperture, and a second aperture, wherein the first aperture and the second aperture are arranged symmetrically about a central axis, an actuator within the housing arranged about the axis, a first seal secured to the actuator, the first seal comprising a plurality of apertures, and having a first upwardly facing surface, and a second downwardly facing surface, a first spring arranged between the second surface of the first seal and the housing component, a second seal comprising a first upwardly facing surface and a second downwardly facing surface, the first surface of the second seal positioned on the second surface of the first seal and, a second spring arranged between the second surface of the second seal and the housing, wherein the first seal and the second seal are axially movable by the actuator along the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Oetiker NY, Inc.
    Inventors: James Anthony Kujawski, Jr., Nicholas Harvey Ihle
  • Publication number: 20170114935
    Abstract: A disconnect tool for disconnecting an assurance cap mounted over a tubular member of a fluid connector assembly in a connector body to which the tubular member is locked by a retainer clip carried on the connector body. The disconnect tool includes an annular collar. A plurality of axial fingers extend from the collar and engage primary latch fingers of the assurance cap where end projections of the primary latch fingers are locked in a exterior groove on the connector body. Insertion of the disconnect tool through the assurance cap urges the ends of the fingers into engagement with the primary latch fingers of the assurance cap bending the primary fingers radially outward to separate the projections of the primary latch fingers from the groove on the connector body enabling the assurance cap to be separated from the connector body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Publication date: April 27, 2017
    Inventors: James Anthony Kujawski, JR., Bradley Chester Fremont, Kip Steveley
  • Publication number: 20160230901
    Abstract: A thermal relief valve, comprising a housing having a channel, a first aperture, and a second aperture, wherein the first aperture and the second aperture are arranged symmetrically about a central axis, an actuator within the housing arranged about the axis, a first seal secured to the actuator, the first seal comprising a plurality of apertures, and having a first upwardly facing surface, and a second downwardly facing surface, a first spring arranged between the second surface of the first seal and the housing component, a second seal comprising a first upwardly facing surface and a second downwardly facing surface, the first surface of the second seal positioned on the second surface of the first seal and, a second spring arranged between the second surface of the second seal and the housing, wherein the first seal and the second seal are axially movable by the actuator along the central axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Publication date: August 11, 2016
    Inventors: James Anthony Kujawski, JR., Nicholas Harvey Ihle
  • Publication number: 20150345684
    Abstract: A fluid connector assembly includes a connector body receiving a tubular member locked in place by a retainer clap carried on the connector body. An assurance cap mounted over the tubular member is movable to a forward most latched position on the connector body relative to the tubular member only when the tubular member is in the fully inserted, latched position in the connector body. The assurance cap body includes a plurality of alternating primary latch fingers and step fingers respectively engageable with a recess groove in the connector body and a raised surface on the tubular member. Secondary latches can include an inner support ring carried on the assurance cap body having an inner end engageable with a raised surface on the tubular member when the primary latched fingers are engaged with the recessed groove in the connector body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Publication date: December 3, 2015
    Inventor: James Anthony Kujawski, Jr.