Patents by Inventor Joshua E. Clapper

Joshua E. Clapper 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: 10550979
    Abstract: A pipe system includes a tubular body with an axis, a bore that is axial and a retainer groove formed in the bore of the tubular body. A retainer is mounted in the retainer groove. An entirety of the retainer is both axially movable and radially movable relative to the retainer groove during formation of a pipe assembly with a pipe in the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: NORTH AMERICAN PIPE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joshua E. Clapper, Dmitry Yashin, Roy L. Dean
  • Patent number: 10443204
    Abstract: A system for a basement concrete form and drainage are disclosed. The system may include a lineal that is a horizontal concrete form for a footer for a wall and a basement floor. The lineal may include a rectilinear tubular structure having a cavity, an outer wall, and drain perforations in the outer wall to permit fluid transmission from the cavity to an exterior of the lineal. In addition, a retainer may be mounted to a stake for the basement concrete form when the stake is embedded in a formation underlying the lineal. The retainer may be selectively vertically positioned along the stake to adjust a height of the lineal relative to the underlying formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: NORTH AMERICAN PIPE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joshua E. Clapper, Roy Lucas Dean
  • Patent number: 10443766
    Abstract: A pipe may include a pipe body having an axis, an axial bore and a pipe body outer diameter. A male end may be formed on the pipe body. The male end can have an outer diameter consistent with the pipe body outer diameter, and an axial end face. A female end may be formed as an integral bell on the pipe body opposite the male end. The female end may have an inner diameter that is larger than the outer diameter of the male end, a seal recess on an interior thereof, and an interior feature in the interior of the female end that is complementary to the axial end face of the male end. The female end of a first pipe may be configured to receive the male end of a second pipe, such that the interior feature of the first pipe engages and restrains the axial end face of the second pipe. A coupling may be used to join two of the pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: NORTH AMERICAN SPECIALTY PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Joshua E. Clapper, Scott Griffith, Roy Lucas Dean
  • Publication number: 20190086010
    Abstract: An assembly includes a tubular body having an axis, an axial end, a bore that is axial an aperture and a retainer groove formed in the bore and contiguous with the aperture. The assembly also includes a retainer mounted in the retainer groove. The retainer has a debris shield located external to the tubular body. The retainer includes a nominal configuration wherein the debris shield is configured to close off access to the aperture and the retainer groove to prevent debris from accumulating therein. In addition, the retainer includes an expanded configuration wherein the debris shield is not configured to completely close off access to the aperture and the retainer groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Joshua E. Clapper, Dmitry Yashin, Roy L. Dean
  • Publication number: 20180306359
    Abstract: A pipe system includes a tubular body having an axis, a bore extending in an axial direction, a tubular body retainer groove formed in the bore, and a tubular body exterior. Retainers are configured to be mounted in the tubular body retainer groove only from the bore of the tubular body. In one version, the retainers cannot be installed in the tubular body retainer groove from the exterior of the tubular body. The retainers are configured to be circumferentially spaced apart from each other with respect to the axis. In addition, a pipe having a pipe exterior with a pipe retainer groove is configured to receive the retainers to form a pipe assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Publication date: October 25, 2018
    Inventors: Dmitry Yashin, Roy L. Dean, Joshua E. Clapper
  • Publication number: 20180245722
    Abstract: A pipe system can include a coupling having an axis, axial ends and a bore. Each axial end can include a coupling spline groove formed in the bore, and a seal groove axially inboard of the coupling spline groove. The seal groove can be configured to house a seal. At least two pipes can be configured to be inserted into different axial ends of the coupling and be secured therein with retainers. Each pipe can include a pipe spline groove, a band groove axially adjacent to and radially shallower than the pipe spline groove, and a band mounted in the band groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Publication date: August 30, 2018
    Inventors: Dmitry Yashin, Joshua E. Clapper
  • Publication number: 20180231165
    Abstract: A pipe system includes a pipe having an axis and a retainer groove formed in an exterior of the pipe. A retainer is mounted in the retainer groove. An entirety of the retainer is both axially movable and radially movable relative to the retainer groove during formation of a pipe assembly with a tubular body to form a pipe assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Publication date: August 16, 2018
    Inventors: Joshua E. Clapper, Dimitry Yashin, Roy L. Dean
  • Publication number: 20180224030
    Abstract: A pipe restraining system has first and second pipes. Each pipe has an axis and a groove adjacent an axial end thereof. A bushing bridges and hydraulically seals with the first and second pipes. First and second clamp rings are removably attach the bushing to a respective one of the first and second pipes. When the pipe restraining system is assembled, axial tensile loads passing through the first pipe are transmitted through the first clamp ring, the bushing and the second clamp ring to the second pipe. An axial distance between the first and second pipes remains substantially constant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Joshua E. Clapper, Dmitry Yashin, Roy L. Dean
  • Publication number: 20180224041
    Abstract: A pipe restrained joint seal and lock can include a ring that is continuous and annular. The ring can have an axis, a proximal end and a distal end axially spaced apart from the proximal end. A spline can extend from the ring to engage a spline groove of a tubular component. The spline can include one or more of the following features: a seal mounted to the distal end of the ring; the seal mounted to the ring axially distal of the spline; the seal mounted to the ring radially outward of the spline relative to the axis; and the seal mounted to the ring, the seal having a seal groove extending in a distal direction, and a portion of the ring is located in the seal groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Publication date: August 9, 2018
    Inventors: Joshua E. Clapper, Dmitry Yashin, Roy L. Dean
  • Publication number: 20180216766
    Abstract: A pipe system includes a tubular body with an axis, a bore that is axial and a retainer groove formed in the bore of the tubular body. A retainer is mounted in the retainer groove. An entirety of the retainer is both axially movable and radially movable relative to the retainer groove during formation of a pipe assembly with a pipe in the bore.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Joshua E. Clapper, Dmitry Yashin, Roy L. Dean
  • Publication number: 20180216767
    Abstract: A retainer for a tubular body and a pipe in a pipe assembly can include a split ring having an axis, an outer diameter, a bore that is axial having an inner diameter, and first and second axial ends. The split ring can have a relaxed, default state wherein, relative to the axis, a default radius R1 of the split ring is less than an expanded radius R2 of the split ring when it is expanded in an actuated state. The radial size of the split ring can be configured to radially expand relative to the axis without manual intervention when the pipe is axially inserted through the split ring in the tubular body, such that the chamfer on the split ring is configured to translate axial motion of the pipe through the split ring into a radial motion of the split ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 2, 2018
    Inventors: Joshua E. Clapper, Dmitry Yashin, Roy L. Dean
  • Publication number: 20180044876
    Abstract: A system for a basement concrete form and drainage are disclosed. The system may include a lineal that is a horizontal concrete form for a footer for a wall and a basement floor. The lineal may include a rectilinear tubular structure having a cavity, an outer wall, and drain perforations in the outer wall to permit fluid transmission from the cavity to an exterior of the lineal. In addition, a retainer may be mounted to a stake for the basement concrete form when the stake is embedded in a formation underlying the lineal. The retainer may be selectively vertically positioned along the stake to adjust a height of the lineal relative to the underlying formation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Publication date: February 15, 2018
    Inventors: Joshua E. Clapper, Roy Lucas Dean
  • Publication number: 20170306584
    Abstract: A system for integrated water management of a basement is disclosed. The basement has a footer, a wall extending upward from the footer, and a sill plate on top of the wall. The system may include a sill plate barrier with a base located between the sill plate and the wall. The system may include a vertical barrier coupled to the sill plate barrier and extending downward along an exterior of the wall toward the footer. In addition, the system may have a footer barrier coupled to the vertical barrier and extending over an exterior of the footer. The system may include a drain member adjacent the exterior of the footer and coupled to the footer barrier. In one version, the sill plate barrier, vertical barrier, footer barrier and drain member collectively form the integrated water management system for the exterior of the basement to prevent water intrusion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Publication date: October 26, 2017
    Inventors: Joshua E. Clapper, Jim Mathis, Roy L. Dean
  • Publication number: 20170198847
    Abstract: A pipe seal assembly may include a stiffener having an axis, an inner diameter (ID) and an outer diameter (OD). The seal assembly also may include an elastomer that is coupled to and extending though the stiffener, such that the elastomer is located on both the ID ad the OD of the stiffener. A method of manufacturing a tubular member may include forming the tubular member with a female end; locating a seal assembly having an extension inside the female end, pressing the seal assembly into the female end to form a seal groove, and belling the tubular member using the seal assembly to form a belled shape, and pressing the extension into the interior of the female end to form a spline groove inside the female end adjacent the seal groove; and then sacrificially removing the extension, but leaving the seal assembly to form a final assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Publication date: July 13, 2017
    Inventors: Joshua E. CLAPPER, Roy DEAN, John R. MAGARGAL
  • Publication number: 20160356411
    Abstract: A pipe may include a pipe body having an axis, an axial bore and a pipe body outer diameter. A male end may be formed on the pipe body. The male end can have an outer diameter consistent with the pipe body outer diameter, and an axial end face. A female end may be formed as an integral bell on the pipe body opposite the male end. The female end may have an inner diameter that is larger than the outer diameter of the male end, a seal recess on an interior thereof, and an interior feature in the interior of the female end that is complementary to the axial end face of the male end. The female end of a first pipe may be configured to receive the male end of a second pipe, such that the interior feature of the first pipe engages and restrains the axial end face of the second pipe. A coupling may be used to join two of the pipes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Publication date: December 8, 2016
    Inventors: Joshua E. CLAPPER, Scott Griffith, Roy Lucas DEAN
  • Patent number: 8230536
    Abstract: A changing table for a playard has a flexible platform sized to support a child and a changing table mount arranged to releasably engage the platform to the playard. The changing table mount can have a plurality of straps each having a fastener and removably received in corresponding slots of the playard. The changing table mount can comprise a zipper releasably connecting the changing table to the playard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua E. Clapper, Jeffrey David Swan, Neil C. Penza, Todd D. Sorzano, Matthew J. Ransil, Thomas J. Pollack, Jonathan M. Pacella, Robert T. Pike, Michael A. Dotsey
  • Patent number: 8187111
    Abstract: A child motion device includes a frame providing a structural support relative to a reference surface and including an arm pivotably coupled to the structural support for reciprocating movement with a resonant frequency, a child supporting device coupled to the arm and spaced from the reference surface by the frame, and a drive system including a motor configured to drive the arm such that the child supporting device reciprocates along a motion path at a frequency matched to the resonant frequency. The drive system is configured to adjust a duty cycle of the motor to control a speed at which the child support device moves along the motion path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Velderman, Joshua E. Clapper
  • Patent number: 8146989
    Abstract: A child soothing device includes a frame comprising a structural support, a housing coupled to the structural support and comprising a cover with an opening, and a speaker including a speaker driver and a speaker chamber. The speaker driver has a diaphragm disposed relative to the opening in the cover for external sound wave propagation via displacement of the diaphragm, and the speaker chamber has a volume defined by the housing and in communication with the diaphragm for internal sound wave propagation via the displacement of the diaphragm. The device further includes a partition within the housing to further define the volume of the speaker chamber. The volume may include a region obliquely oriented relative to the diaphragm to support a low frequency response of the speaker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Godiska, Joshua E. Clapper, Nick Efthemios Papageorge
  • Patent number: 8029377
    Abstract: A child motion device includes a frame that provides a structural support relative to a reference surface and that includes an arm pivotably coupled to the structural support. A child supporting device is coupled to the arm and spaced from the reference surface by the frame. A drive system is configured to move the arm such that the child supporting device reciprocates along a motion path at a frequency within a range from about 0.37 Hz to about 0.62 Hz. In some cases, a further drive system is configured to oscillate the child supporting device generally along the axis of rotation at a frequency in a range from about 2.85 Hz to about 3.15 Hz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Velderman, William B. Bellows, Joshua E. Clapper, Matthew J. Ransil, James E. Godiska, Baku Kakuda
  • Publication number: 20110197356
    Abstract: A changing table for a playard has a flexible platform sized to support a child and a changing table mount arranged to releasably engage the platform to the playard. The changing table mount can have a plurality of straps each having a fastener and removably received in corresponding slots of the playard. The changing table mount can comprise a zipper releasably connecting the changing table to the playard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Publication date: August 18, 2011
    Applicant: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua E. Clapper, Jeffrey David Swan, Neil C. Penza, Todd D. Sorzano, Matthew J. Ransil, Thomas J. Pollack, Jonathan M. Pacella, Robert T. Pike, Michael A. Dotsey