Patents by Inventor Michael J. Mohlenkamp

Michael J. Mohlenkamp 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: 20170261137
    Abstract: A preassembly for a conduit fitting includes an annular fitting component having an interior wall extending along a central axis from an inboard end to an outboard end, a conduit gripping device disposed in the annular fitting component and comprising an outer radial surface at a back portion thereof, and a retaining device having an inboard first interlock portion that interlocks with the outer radial surface of the conduit gripping device, and an outboard second interlock portion axially spaced apart from the first interlock portion, the second interlock portion interlocking with the interior wall of the annular fitting component, such that the retaining device holds said annular fitting component and said conduit gripping device together as a discrete subassembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Peter C. Williams, Cal R. Brown, Douglas J. McClure, Gregory S. Kalata, Ronald P. Campbell, Douglas S. Welch, Stephen J. Zaborszki, James E. Gotch, Jordan J. Welle, Elizabeth Mueller, Gregory R. Arcangelini, Michael J. Mohlenkamp, Justin Hamilton, William J. Knaggs, Daniel G. Trivett, William H. Glime, III, Timothy Garrett Gray, Connor M. Dorony, Donald E. NegreIii, Dale C. Arstein, Mark A. Clason, Keith M. Dando, Richard J. Mlinarik, Del C. Stamm, Ross A. Clark, Gary Matson
  • Publication number: 20160281892
    Abstract: The disclosure presents exemplary embodiments of a cartridge nut concept for conduit fittings. The cartridge nut concept may include the feature of loosely retaining one or more conduit gripping devices with a fitting component such as a male or female threaded nut. The cartridge nut concept may be realized using one or more geometry or shape features or characteristics of one or more conduit gripping devices. Still further, the cartridge nut concept may be realized in combination with a ferrule cartridge concept.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Publication date: September 29, 2016
    Inventors: Dale C. Arstein, Mark A. Bennett, Mark D. Bearer, Tobin P. Berry, Cal R. Brown, Mark A. Clason, Ross A. Clark, Robert A. Fotta, Justin Christopher Hamilton, Gregory S. Kalata, John D. Karkosiak, Kennan Joseph Malec, Andrew P. Marshall, Michael J. Mohlenkamp, Jeffrey S. Rayle, Gerhard H. Schiroky, Harry James Slaven, Douglas S. Welch, Peter C. Williams
  • Publication number: 20150167873
    Abstract: The disclosure presents exemplary embodiments of a cartridge nut concept for conduit fittings. The cartridge nut concept may include the feature of loosely retaining one or more conduit gripping devices with a fitting component such as a male or female threaded nut. The cartridge nut concept may be realized using one or more geometry or shape features or characteristics of one or more conduit gripping devices. Still further, the cartridge nut concept may be realized in combination with a ferrule cartridge concept.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Dale C. Arstein, Mark A. Bennett, Mark D. Bearer, Tobin P. Berry, Cal R. Brown, Mark A. Clason, Ross A. Clark, Robert A. Fotta, Justin Hamilton, Gregory S. Kalata, John D. Karkosiak, Kennan Joseph Malec, Andrew P. Marshall, Michael J. Mohlenkamp, Jeffrey S. Rayle, Gerhard H. Schiroky, Harry Slaven, Douglas S. Welch, Peter C. Williams
  • Patent number: 7686041
    Abstract: A modular manifold system is provided for interconnecting fluid components of a fluid system in a reduced area. The system is comprised of a one or more bridge fittings having an internal fluid passageway which has an inlet end in fluid communication with an outlet port of a first fluid component, and an outlet end in fluid communication with an inlet port of a second fluid component. The bridge fittings may additionally comprise two or more ports, which one of said ports may be in fluid communication with a manifold on another substrate level. The bridge fittings may be mounted within a channel of a backing plate for structural support or in channel blocks of varying sizes. An optional locator plate may be utilized which is mounted over the ends of the bridge fittings in order to align the inlet and outlet ports of the fluid components with the inlet and outlet ends of the bridge fittings. The bridge fittings may also be mounted to the locator plate in multiple directions forming multiple flow paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2010
    Assignee: Swagelok Company
    Inventors: Paul G. Eidsmore, Michael J. Mohlenkamp, Benjamin J. Olechnowicz, Christine M. Schilt Deines, Douglas Nordstrom, James McCoy
  • Patent number: 7036528
    Abstract: A modular manifold system is provided for interconnecting fluid components of a fluid system in a reduced area. The system is comprised of a one or more bridge fittings having an internal fluid passageway which has an inlet end in fluid communication with an outlet port of a first fluid component, and an outlet end in fluid communication with an inlet port of a second fluid component. The bridge fittings may additionally comprise two or more ports, which one of said ports may be in fluid communication with a manifold on another substrate level. The bridge fittings may be mounted within a channel of a backing plate for structural support or in channel blocks of varying sizes. The bridge fittings may also be mounted to the locator plate in multiple directions forming multiple flow paths. The bridge fittings may be stacked to form multiple layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: Swagelok Company
    Inventors: Paul G. Eidsmore, Michael J. Mohlenkamp, Benjamin J. Olechnowicz, Christine M. Schilt Deines, Douglas Nordstrom, James McCoy
  • Publication number: 20040112446
    Abstract: A modular manifold system is provided for interconnecting fluid components of a fluid system in a reduced area. The system is comprised of a one or more bridge fittings having an internal fluid passageway which has an inlet end in fluid communication with an outlet port of a first fluid component, and an outlet end in fluid communication with an inlet port of a second fluid component. The bridge fittings may additionally comprise two or more ports, which one of said ports may be in fluid communication with a manifold on another substrate level. The bridge fittings may be mounted within a channel of a backing plate for structural support or in channel blocks of varying sizes. The bridge fittings may also be mounted to the locator plate in multiple directions forming multiple flow paths. The bridge fittings may be stacked to form multiple layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Publication date: June 17, 2004
    Applicant: SWAGELOK COMPANY
    Inventors: Paul G. Eidsmore, Michael J. Mohlenkamp, Benjamin J. Olechnowicz, Christine M. Schilt-Deines, Douglas Nordstrom, James McCoy
  • Patent number: 6629546
    Abstract: A modular manifold system is provided for interconnecting fluid components of a fluid system in a reduced area. The system is comprised of a one or more bridge fittings having an internal fluid passageway which has an inlet end in fluid communication with an outlet port of a first fluid component, and an outlet end in fluid communication with an inlet port of a second fluid component. The bridge fittings may additionally comprise two or more ports, which one of said ports may be in fluid communication with a manifold on another substrate level. The bridge fittings may be mounted within a channel of a backing plate for structural support or in channel blocks of varying sizes. An optional locator plate may be utilized which is mounted over the ends of the bridge fittings in order to align the inlet and outlet ports of the fluid components with the inlet and outlet ends of the bridge fittings. The bridge fittings may also be mounted to the locator plate in multiple directions forming multiple flow paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Swagelok Company
    Inventors: Paul G. Eidsmore, Michael J. Mohlenkamp, Benjamin J. Olechnowicz, Christine M. Schilt Deines, Douglas Nordstrom, James McCoy
  • Patent number: 6502601
    Abstract: A modular manifold system is provided for interconnecting fluid components of a fluid system in a reduced area. The system is comprised of a one or more bridge fittings having an internal fluid passageway which has an inlet end in fluid communication with an outlet port of a first fluid component, and an outlet end in fluid communication with an inlet port of a second fluid component. The bridge fittings may additionally comprise two or more ports, which one of said ports may be in fluid communication with a manifold on another substrate level. The bridge fittings may be mounted within a channel of a backing plate for structural support or in channel blocks of varying sizes. An optional locator plate may be utilized which is mounted over the ends of the bridge fittings in order to align the inlet and outlet ports of the fluid components with the inlet and outlet ends of the bridge fittings. The bridge fittings may also be mounted to the locator plate in multiple directions forming multiple flow paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Swagelok Company
    Inventors: Paul G. Eidsmore, Michael J. Mohlenkamp, Benjamin J. Olechnowicz, Christine M. Schilt Deines, Douglas Nordstrom, James McCoy
  • Publication number: 20020134445
    Abstract: A modular manifold system is provided for interconnecting fluid components of a fluid system in a reduced area. The system is comprised of a one or more bridge fittings having an internal fluid passageway which has an inlet end in fluid communication with an outlet port of a first fluid component, and an outlet end in fluid communication with an inlet port of a second fluid component. The bridge fittings may additionally comprise two or more ports, which one of said ports may be in fluid communication with a manifold on another substrate level. The bridge fittings may be mounted within a channel of a backing plate for structural support or in channel blocks of varying sizes. An optional locator plate may be utilized which is mounted over the ends of the bridge fittings in order to align the inlet and outlet ports of the fluid components with the inlet and outlet ends of the bridge fittings. The bridge fittings may also be mounted to the locator plate in multiple directions forming multiple flow paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2002
    Publication date: September 26, 2002
    Inventors: Paul G. Eidsmore, Michael J. Mohlenkamp, Benjamin J. Olechnowicz, Christine M. Schilt Deines, Douglas Nordstrom, James McCoy
  • Publication number: 20020000256
    Abstract: A modular manifold system is provided for interconnecting fluid components of a fluid system in a reduced area. The system is comprised of a one or more bridge fittings having an internal fluid passageway which has an inlet end in fluid communication with an outlet port of a first fluid component, and an outlet end in fluid communication with an inlet port of a second fluid component. The bridge fittings may additionally comprise two or more ports, which one of said ports may be in fluid communication with a manifold on another substrate level. The bridge fittings may be mounted within a channel of a backing plate for structural support or in channel blocks of varying sizes. An optional locator plate may be utilized which is mounted over the ends of the bridge fittings in order to align the inlet and outlet ports of the fluid components with the inlet and outlet ends of the bridge fittings. The bridge fittings may also be mounted to the locator plate in multiple directions forming multiple flow paths.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2000
    Publication date: January 3, 2002
    Inventors: Paul G. Eidsmore, Michael J. Mohlenkamp, Benjamin J. Olechnowicz, Christine M. Schilt-Deines, Douglas Nordstrom, James McCoy
  • Patent number: 5860676
    Abstract: A modular block assembly is provided for interconnecting fluid components of a fluid system in a reduced area. The system includes a base block having angularly disposed passages that receive fasteners in opposite, parallel end faces of the block. The fasteners allow adjacent base blocks to be connected in end-to-end fashion. The first passage extends through one of the end faces and communicates with an upper face of the block. Fluid components are selectively secured to the upper face of the base block to control or regulate fluid flow through the system as desired. Additional angle openings and fasteners, as well as additional fluid passages, may be provided in side wall faces of the base blocks. These additional passages permit transfer of fluid from one adjacent flow line to another. Each fluid passage end includes face seals allowing abutting engagement between the modular components to provide a sealed, continuous flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 1997
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1999
    Assignee: Swagelok Marketing Co.
    Inventors: Joseph M. Brzezicki, Thomas E. DiBiase, Michael J. Mohlenkamp, Benjamin J. Olechnowicz, Richard T. Papa, Brian K. Sprafka, Daniel E. Zeiler
  • Patent number: 5605358
    Abstract: A tube coupling assembly includes first and second generally cylindrical coupling components each terminating in a radially outwardly extending flange surrounding a sealing end face. The coupling components are positioned in axial alignment and an improved nut assembly is provided for selectively driving the sealing end faces toward one another. The nut assembly comprises a sleeve-like main body positioned in surrounding relationship to the first and second coupling components. A nut member is threadedly connected with a first end of the main body and engages with the radially outwardly extending flange on the first coupling component on the side opposite its sealing face. A split-ring connector comprising cooperating half-ring members is positioned in surrounding relationship to the second end of the main body and releasably connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 25, 1997
    Assignee: Cajon Company
    Inventor: Michael J. Mohlenkamp
  • Patent number: 5445263
    Abstract: A special container and a cooperating plier-type tool are designed to facilitate storage and installation of fluid system gaskets. The container acts to guide and control movement of the tool into gripping engagement with the gaskets to eliminate contact with the sealing faces of the gaskets by either the installer's hands or the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 29, 1995
    Assignee: Cajon Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Mohlenkamp, Gerald A. Babuder, Peter A. Jobling, Charles E. Conover
  • Patent number: 5423580
    Abstract: A gasket and retainer assembly for a tube coupling arranged such that the gasket can be installed into, and removed from, a retained and supported position between the coupling components with a strictly lateral movement. The assembly includes a retainer having a pair of engagement portions located on generally diametrically opposite sides of the gasket to radially grip the associated coupling component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 1994
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1995
    Assignee: Cajon Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Mohlenkamp, Gerald A. Babuder