Patents by Inventor Michael P. McNally

Michael P. McNally 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: 20220065350
    Abstract: A multi-layered lip seal comprising a dynamic layer optionally having a filler incorporated therein and a static layer optionally having a filler incorporated therein is described. The lip seal has an annular ring shape, wherein an inner diameter of the ring shape is curved in an axial direction so as to give the lip seal a J-shape when viewed from a cross-sectional perspective. Fillers that can be included in static layer include stiffening filler, reinforcement fillers, conductive fillers and/or abrasion resistance fillers. Fillers that can be included in the dynamic layer include wear resistance fillers. The use of specific fillers in specific layers of the multi-layered lip seal allows for certain segments of the lip seal to be imparted with the benefits of the filler without negatively impacting other segments of the lip seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2021
    Publication date: March 3, 2022
    Inventors: T. Scott Tanner, Michael P. McNally, Joseph D. Young, Stefan Pitolaj
  • Patent number: 11118685
    Abstract: A multi-layered lip seal comprising a dynamic layer optionally having a filler incorporated therein and a static layer optionally having a filler incorporated therein is described. The lip seal has an annular ring shape, wherein an inner diameter of the ring shape is curved in an axial direction so as to give the lip seal a J-shape when viewed from a cross-sectional perspective. Fillers that can be included in static layer include stiffening filler, reinforcement fillers, conductive fillers and/or abrasion resistance fillers. Fillers that can be included in the dynamic layer include wear resistance fillers. The use of specific fillers in specific layers of the multi-layered lip seal allows for certain segments of the lip seal to be imparted with the benefits of the filler without negatively impacting other segments of the lip seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: T. Scott Tanner, Michael P. McNally, Joseph D. Young, Stefan Pitolaj
  • Publication number: 20180355977
    Abstract: A multi-layered lip seal comprising a dynamic layer optionally having a filler incorporated therein and a static layer optionally having a filler incorporated therein is described. The lip seal has an annular ring shape, wherein an inner diameter of the ring shape is curved in an axial direction so as to give the lip seal a J-shape when viewed from a cross-sectional perspective. Fillers that can be included in static layer include stiffening filler, reinforcement fillers, conductive fillers and/or abrasion resistance fillers. Fillers that can be included in the dynamic layer include wear resistance fillers. The use of specific fillers in specific layers of the multi-layered lip seal allows for certain segments of the lip seal to be imparted with the benefits of the filler without negatively impacting other segments of the lip seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Publication date: December 13, 2018
    Inventors: T. Scott Tanner, Michael P. McNally, Joseph D. Young, Stefan Pitolaj
  • Patent number: 8871841
    Abstract: A method for making high-pressure sheet gasketing material is provided that employs an elastomer, such as natural rubber and/or acylonitrile-butadiene rubber. Tert-butyl acetate is added to dissolve the elastomer. Other components may then be mixed with the dissolved elastomer and may include, for example, antioxidants, colorants, curing agents, curing accelerators, reinforcing fillers, and fibers such as organic and/or mineral fibers. The resulting dough may be formed into a high-pressure sheets, for use as gasketing material, using a two-roll sheeter machine, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew C. Muir, Kenneth Hill, Michael P. McNally
  • Publication number: 20120095137
    Abstract: A method for making high-pressure sheet gasketing material is provided that employs an elastomer, such as natural rubber and/or acylonitrile-butadiene rubber. Tert-butyl acetate is added to dissolve the elastomer. Other components may then be mixed with the dissolved elastomer and may include, for example, antioxidants, colorants, curing agents, curing accelerators, reinforcing fillers, and fibers such as organic and/or mineral fibers. The resulting dough may be formed into a high-pressure sheets, for use as gasketing material, using a two-roll sheeter machine, or the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2007
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew C. Muir, Kenneth Hill, Michael P. McNally
  • Publication number: 20110103892
    Abstract: A TBM having a cylindrically shaped member located on said TBM just behind the rotating boring head, said member being of similar diameter as said tunnel and comprising sectionalized components so as to be adjustable in diameter, said member having a plurality of steel angle members welded to the surface of the top-most component so as to extend axially along the length of said cylindrically shaped member, said steel angle members forming axially extending receptacles therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Publication date: May 5, 2011
    Inventor: Michael P. McNally
  • Patent number: 6468000
    Abstract: A primary support for a tunnel roof comprising elongated lagging members which are “extruded” from tubes forming a shield for a tunnel boring machine. The lagging is inserted into the tubes at different times so as to avoid having the ends of adjacent lagging members coincide. As the tunneling machine progresses in the direction of boring, the lagging members emerge from the shield tubes to form a primary tunnel roof lining. Ring beams or arc beams may be installed as required by rock bolts or other fastening devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2002
    Assignee: C & M McNally Engineering Corp.
    Inventors: Michael P. McNally, Christopher McNally
  • Publication number: 20020098043
    Abstract: A primary support for a tunnel roof comprising elongated lagging members which are “extruded” from tubes forming a shield for a tunnel boring machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2000
    Publication date: July 25, 2002
    Inventors: Michael P. McNally, Christopher McNally
  • Patent number: 5579698
    Abstract: An apparatus specifically tailored to transporting pipes in a tunnel is disclosed. A pair of low slung bogies are used to support and transport a pipe to pipe junction location. The bogies move over a pair of rails on rollers. The pipe rests on a set of inflatable devices which may be selectively inflated in a controlled manner to move the pipe in two axes during transport to the junction site. At the junction site, the inflatable devices are used to "jockey" the pipe on the transport device to provide limited roll, pitch and yaw movement of the pipe to facilitate mating the transported pipe with the end of a previously set pipe string.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 3, 1996
    Inventors: Henry Lis, Michael P. McNally
  • Patent number: 4439066
    Abstract: This invention discloses a prefabricated liner plate for lining the interior of a subterranean tunnel as a primary lining. The liner plate is formed in such a manner that an outer arcuate face has a depression formed therein so that a filter placed in the depression permits water flow therethrough, but prevents the passage of surrounding soil particles therethrough. Suitable conduit means allow any water which may pass through the filter to be bled through the liner plate and led out of the tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 1982
    Date of Patent: March 27, 1984
    Inventor: Michael P. McNally