Patents by Inventor John M. Kurdziel

John M. Kurdziel 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: 10428512
    Abstract: A manhole base assembly and a method for making the same employ a non-cylindrical, low-volume concrete base that is fully lined to protect the concrete against chemical and physical attack while in service. This lined concrete manhole base assembly may be readily produced using a modular manhole form assembly which can be configured for a wide variety of geometrical configurations compatible with, e.g., varying pipe angles, elevations and sizes. The form assembly is configurable to provide any desired angle and elevation for the pipe apertures to interface with various underground systems, and can be formed on-site to facilitate compatibility with existing structures. The assembly provides for flexible, modular construction of a wide variety of lined manhole base assemblies at minimal cost, reduced concrete consumption and reduced operational complexity. The modular nature of the production form assembly also facilitates reduced inventory requirements when various manhole base assembly geometries are needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Press-Seal Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Skinner, Jimmy D. Gamble, Robert R. Slocum, John D. Kaczmarczyk, John M. Kurdziel
  • Publication number: 20190145091
    Abstract: A manhole base assembly and a method for making the same employ a non-cylindrical, low-volume concrete base that is fully lined to protect the concrete against chemical and physical attack while in service. This lined concrete manhole base assembly may be readily produced using a modular manhole form assembly which can be configured for a wide variety of geometrical configurations compatible with, e.g., varying pipe angles, elevations and sizes. The form assembly is configurable to provide any desired angle and elevation for the pipe apertures to interface with various underground systems, and can be formed on-site to facilitate compatibility with existing structures. The assembly provides for flexible, modular construction of a wide variety of lined manhole base assemblies at minimal cost, reduced concrete consumption and reduced operational complexity. The modular nature of the production form assembly also facilitates reduced inventory requirements when various manhole base assembly geometries are needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Applicant: Press-Seal Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Skinner, Jimmy D. Gamble, Robert R. Slocum, John D. Kaczmarczyk, John M. Kurdziel
  • Patent number: 10214893
    Abstract: A manhole base assembly and a method for making the same employ a non-cylindrical, low-volume concrete base that is fully lined to protect the concrete against chemical and physical attack while in service. This lined concrete manhole base assembly may be readily produced using a modular manhole form assembly which can be configured for a wide variety of geometrical configurations compatible with, e.g., varying pipe angles, elevations and sizes. The form assembly is configurable to provide any desired angle and elevation for the pipe apertures to interface with various underground systems, and can be formed on-site to facilitate compatibility with existing structures. The assembly provides for flexible, modular construction of a wide variety of lined manhole base assemblies at minimal cost, reduced concrete consumption and reduced operational complexity. The modular nature of the production form assembly also facilitates reduced inventory requirements when various manhole base assembly geometries are needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Press-Seal Corporation
    Inventors: James W. Skinner, Jimmy D. Gamble, Robert R. Slocum, John M. Kaczmarczyk, John M. Kurdziel
  • Publication number: 20170260734
    Abstract: A manhole base assembly and a method for making the same employ a non-cylindrical, low-volume concrete base that is fully lined to protect the concrete against chemical and physical attack while in service. This lined concrete manhole base assembly may be readily produced using a modular manhole form assembly which can be configured for a wide variety of geometrical configurations compatible with, e.g., varying pipe angles, elevations and sizes. The form assembly is configurable to provide any desired angle and elevation for the pipe apertures to interface with various underground systems, and can be formed on-site to facilitate compatibility with existing structures. The assembly provides for flexible, modular construction of a wide variety of lined manhole base assemblies at minimal cost, reduced concrete consumption and reduced operational complexity. The modular nature of the production form assembly also facilitates reduced inventory requirements when various manhole base assembly geometries are needed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: James W. Skinner, Jimmy D. Gamble, Robert R. Slocum, John M. Kaczmarczyk, John M. Kurdziel
  • Patent number: 8820800
    Abstract: A coupling for multi-wall, corrugated pipe, the pipe including a corrugated wall having a plurality of primary corrugations, is disclosed. The coupling includes a first pipe section having disposed at one end a bell portion, the bell portion having a portion of the corrugated wall and an outer wall; a second pipe section having disposed at one end a spigot portion, the spigot portion having a portion of the corrugated wall between an inner wall and an outer wall; and a gasket engaged between the corrugated wall of the bell portion and the outer wall of the spigot portion. A multi-wall, corrugated pipe section, and method for assembling a plurality of multi-wall, corrugated pipe sections, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald S. Sutton, William V. Shaffer, James B. Goddard, John M. Kurdziel, David J. Kelley, Jeffrey J. Biesenberger
  • Patent number: 8820801
    Abstract: A coupling for multi-wall, corrugated pipe, the pipe including a corrugated wall having a plurality of primary corrugations, is disclosed. The coupling includes a first pipe section having disposed at one end a bell portion, the bell portion having a bell portion of corrugated wall and an outer wall; a second pipe section having disposed at one end a spigot portion, the spigot portion having a spigot portion of corrugated wall between an inner wall and an outer wall; and a gasket disposed in a groove extending around a circumference of the spigot portion and engaged between the bell portion of corrugated wall and the spigot portion of corrugated wall. A multi-wall, corrugated pipe section, and method for assembling a plurality of multi-wall, corrugated pipe sections, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage System, Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald S. Sutton, William V. Shaffer, James B. Goddard, John M. Kurdziel, David J. Kelley, Jeffrey J. Biesenberger
  • Patent number: 8733405
    Abstract: A pipe having an axially extending bore defined by a smooth inner wall fused to a corrugated outer wall is provided. The corrugated outer wall has axially adjacent, annular, outwardly-extending crests separated by valleys. The pipe further includes an outer layer fused to the outer wall, the outer layer having adjacent concave portions and convex portions, the concave portions being aligned with corrugation valleys of the outer wall so that each concave portion of the outer layer extends between at least two corrugation crests. A method of improving the resistance to deformation of a corrugated pipe having a smooth inner wall fused to an outer wall defined by annular crests and valleys is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: James B. Goddard, John M. Kurdziel
  • Publication number: 20110200391
    Abstract: An end section or cap for a stormwater containment assembly includes a substantially half-dome-shaped body member and a connector disposed on the body member along a periphery or perimeter thereof, for coupling the body member to a stormwater chamber wall. The body member has a smooth convex outer surface with an absence of reinforcement ribs and also has a smooth concave inner surface with an absence of reinforcement ribs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2010
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David J. Mailhot, John M. Kurdziel
  • Patent number: 7690691
    Abstract: A plastic pipe coupler is provided having a plurality of sections connected to one another but with at least one gap between the ends of two sections which are adjacent to one another. Each of the coupler sections has an exterior surface and an interior surface, and is fabricated so that when taken together, the sections cooperatively circumvent a section of plastic pipe. Each bracket is secured to the exterior surface of one of the aforesaid sections of the coupler and has a base plate, a pair of sidewall plates attached to each base plate, and a crosspiece having a first end and a second end, the first end of which is in contacting relationship with one of the pair of sidewall plates, while the second end is in contacting relationship with the other of the pair of sidewall plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John M. Kurdziel
  • Publication number: 20090127852
    Abstract: A coupling for three-wall, corrugated pipe, the pipe including a corrugated wall having a plurality of primary corrugations, is disclosed. The coupling includes a first pipe section having disposed at one end a bell portion, the bell portion having a portion of the corrugated wall and an outer wall; a second pipe section having disposed at one end a spigot portion, the spigot portion having a portion of the corrugated wall between an inner wall and an outer wall; and a gasket engaged between the corrugated wall of the bell portion and the outer wall of the spigot portion. A three-wall, corrugated pipe section, and method for assembling a plurality of three-wall, corrugated pipe sections, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2007
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Gerald S. Sutton, William V. Shaffer, James B. Goddard, John M. Kurdziel, David J. Kelley, Jeffrey J. Biesenberger
  • Publication number: 20090127853
    Abstract: A coupling for three-wall, corrugated pipe, the pipe including a corrugated wall having a plurality of primary corrugations, is disclosed. The coupling includes a first pipe section having disposed at one end a bell portion, the bell portion having a bell portion of corrugated wall and an outer wall; a second pipe section having disposed at one end a spigot portion, the spigot portion having a spigot portion of corrugated wall between an inner wall and an outer wall; and a gasket disposed in a groove extending around a circumference of the spigot portion and engaged between the bell portion of corrugated wall and the spigot portion of corrugated wall. A three-wall, corrugated pipe section, and method for assembling a plurality of three-wall, corrugated pipe sections, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventors: Gerald S. Sutton, William V. Shaffer, James B. Goddard, John M. Kurdziel, David J. Kelley, Jeffrey J. Biesenberger
  • Publication number: 20080210327
    Abstract: A pipe having an axially extending bore defined by a smooth inner wall fused to a corrugated outer wall is provided. The corrugated outer wall has axially adjacent, annular, outwardly-extending crests separated by valleys. The pipe further includes an outer layer fused to the outer wall, the outer layer having adjacent concave portions and convex portions, the concave portions being aligned with corrugation valleys of the outer wall so that each concave portion of the outer layer extends between at least two corrugation crests. A method of improving the resistance to deformation of a corrugated pipe having a smooth inner wall fused to an outer wall defined by annular crests and valleys is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: James B. Goddard, John M. Kurdziel
  • Publication number: 20080169645
    Abstract: A plastic pipe coupler is provided having a plurality of sections connected to one another but with at least one gap between the ends of two sections which are adjacent to one another, at least two brackets, concrete pipe fastening means, and connector elements. Each of the coupler sections has an exterior surface and an interior surface, and is fabricated so that when taken together, the sections cooperatively circumvent a section of plastic pipe, preferably corrugated. Each bracket is secured to the exterior surface of one of the aforesaid sections of the coupler and has a base plate, a pair of sidewall plates attached to each base plate, and a crosspiece having a first end and a second end, the first end of which is in contacting relationship with one of the pair of sidewall plates, while the second end is in contacting relationship with the other of the pair of sidewall plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Publication date: July 17, 2008
    Inventor: John M. Kurdziel
  • Patent number: 7052210
    Abstract: A highway culvert inlet collar is disclosed having a plate member and a pipe adapter. The plate member has a front face, a rear face, a peripheral side edge intermediate the front face and the rear face, and a tapered inlet face portion adjacent the front face. The front face has a front face effective width at least twice that of the tapered inlet face portion effective width of the tapered inlet face portion. The pipe adapter has a first end and a second end, an interior surface and an exterior surface. The front face has an interior edge and an exterior edge. The tapered inlet face portion is located centrally of the front face and is preferably angled 45° rearwardly from the front face. The pipe adapter is preferably oriented perpendicularly to the rear face. The tapered inlet face portion extends from the front face interior edge to a tapered face interior edge. The pipe adapter is attached to the plate member intermediate the peripheral side edge and the tapered face interior edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John M. Kurdziel
  • Patent number: 6572118
    Abstract: A sealing member for sealing a joint between a pipe and a wall defining an opening is provided. The sealing member has an annular base, a projection, and preferably first and second annular flanges. The annular base has a bottom and first and second sidewalls. The projection is attached to the base for anchoring the sealing member within the wall. In some embodiments it extends radially outwardly from the base. The first and second annular flanges extend from opposite sidewalls of the base. The first and second flanges each have a top and a bottom surface. The top surfaces of each can have an annular depressed portion, and each of the bottom surfaces can have a plurality of grooves formed therein. Preferably, the base includes at least one cavity extending completely around the circumference of the sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fouad M. Deeb, Michael R. Miller, John M. Kurdziel, James W. Skinner, Ronald W. Neuhaus
  • Publication number: 20020153668
    Abstract: A sealing member for sealing a joint between a pipe and a wall defining an opening is provided. The sealing member has an annular base, a projection, and preferably first and second annular flanges. The annular base has a bottom and first and second sidewalls. The projection is attached to the base for anchoring the sealing member within the wall. In some embodiments it extends radially outwardly from the base. The first and second annular flanges extend from opposite sidewalls of the base. The first and second flanges each have a top and a bottom surface. The top surfaces of each can have an annular depressed portion, and each of the bottom surfaces can have a plurality of grooves formed therein. Preferably, the base includes at least one cavity extending completely around the circumference of the sealing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2001
    Publication date: October 24, 2002
    Inventors: Fouad M. Deeb, Michael R. Miller, John M. Kurdziel, James W. Skinner, Ronald W. Neuhaus
  • Publication number: 20020104208
    Abstract: An installation tool for expanding a locking sleeve for interlocking ends of the sleeve, the tool including a hydraulic cylinder driving a clamp or push block having at least one engagement surface parallel to an edge surface of one of the interlocking ends of the sleeve. More specifically, the clamp or push block includes a pair of engagement members having at least one engagement surface parallel to the edge of one of the interlocking ends of the sleeve. During use, an anchor extending from the cylinder is inserted within an aperture adjacent one interlocking end of the sleeve, and the engagement surfaces are abutted against the other interlocking end of the sleeve. Thereafter, the clamp or push block is driven by the cylinder to bear against the edge of such interlocking end of the sleeve, thereby expanding the sleeve until the ends of the sleeve interlock to lock the sleeve in a radially expanded sealing condition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2001
    Publication date: August 8, 2002
    Inventors: John M. Kurdziel, Ronald W. Neuhaus