Patents by Inventor Peter J. Balsells

Peter J. Balsells 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: 10270198
    Abstract: Connector assemblies formed by attaching two stamped housing sections to form a connector housing having a housing groove with a groove bottom and two side walls are disclosed. Using stamped housing sections can reduce manufacturing costs and simplifies assembly, among other things. The connector housings with a canted coil spring can be used as a mechanical connector and/or as an electrical connector for numerous applications and across numerous industries. The canted coil springs can have complex shapes, with optional dimples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Farshid Dilmaghanian, Peter J. Balsells, Majid Ghasiri, Lluis Soler
  • Patent number: 10184564
    Abstract: Spring energized seal assemblies configured for use in static or dynamic application and methods of using and making same are provided. The seal assemblies can each have a sealing component and optionally a backup ring or a locking ring or both. An annular spring can be used with a spring groove of either the backup ring or the locking to facilitate assembling of the mentioned components of a seal assembly onto each other and the entire seal assembly into a seal cavity of a housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Balsells, Hamid Rastegar
  • Publication number: 20190003509
    Abstract: A spring latching connector includes a housing having a bore therethrough, a piston slidably received in said bore, a circular groove formed in one of said bore and piston and a circular coil spring disposed in said groove for latching said piston and housing together. The groove is sized and shaped for controlling, in combination with a spring configuration, disconnect and connect forces of the spring latching connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Applicant: Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter J. Balsells
  • Publication number: 20180266562
    Abstract: V-springs each with a plurality of V-bodies and wherein each V-body has two legs, one shorter than the other. Seal assemblies each with a sealing element having a spring cavity and having a V-spring located therein, the V-spring having a plurality of V-bodies and wherein each V-body each comprising two legs, a long leg that is longer in length than a short leg. The long leg, the short leg, or both long and short legs of the V-bodies can each have one or more bends or inflection points to change a projection of the long leg, the short leg, or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Publication date: September 20, 2018
    Inventor: Peter J. Balsells
  • Publication number: 20180119857
    Abstract: Floating seal assemblies having a seal element, a support band, and at least two loading springs that produce different spring forces to apply different sealing loads at the first and second sealing flanges of the seal element. The seal assembly is without a locking ring to enable the seal assembly to float along an axis of one of the components to be sealed. The different sealing loads allow the seal assembly to grip against one surface to prevent relative rotation and to enable sealing and relative rotation with another surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Publication date: May 3, 2018
    Inventor: Peter J. Balsells
  • Publication number: 20180115133
    Abstract: A connector assembly having a housing and a shaft; at least a groove in the housing or on the shaft; one of the housing and the shaft has a first component and a second component; there being at least a first groove configuration and a second groove configuration resulting from two different relative positions of the first and second components; the first and second groove configurations resulting in a first insertion force and a first removal force of the shaft into and from the housing and a second insertion force and a second removal force of the shaft into and from the housing, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Frederick, Derek Changsrivong, Pere Pla-Junca, Peter J. Balsells, Richard Dawson
  • Publication number: 20180112778
    Abstract: Seal assembly designs for extreme temperatures that include material and structural designs to counteract sealing component shrinkage or expansion caused by thermal expansion or contraction. Provisions can be included to increase sealing stress along the outer seal lip of the seal assembly for low temperature applications where shrinkage can be an issue and to increase sealing stress along the inner seal lip of the seal assembly for high temperature applications where expansion can be an issue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Publication date: April 26, 2018
    Applicant: Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Farshid Dilmaghanian, Marc Soriano, Peter J. Balsells, Shirley Zhou, Majid Ghasiri, Derek Changsrivong, Raul Magana
  • Patent number: 9882332
    Abstract: A connector assembly having a housing and a shaft; at least a groove in the housing or on the shaft; one of the housing and the shaft has a first component and a second component; there being at least a first groove configuration and a second groove configuration resulting from two different relative positions of the first and second components; the first and second groove configurations resulting in a first insertion force and a first removal force of the shaft into and from the housing and a second insertion force and a second removal force of the shaft into and from the housing, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Frederick, Derek Changsrivong, Pere Pla-Junca, Peter J. Balsells, Richard Dawson
  • Publication number: 20170328474
    Abstract: A locking ring for use in a seal assembly and a seal assembly having a locking ring. The locking ring can be manufactured by metal injection molding (MIM) for reduced elastic modulus, as a result of increased grain size in the microstructure, and reduced locking ring installation force. Optionally, the locking can include a through cut to decrease the overall hoop stress of the locking ring, which can be made from a MIM-produced bulk stock or from a metal stock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Publication date: November 16, 2017
    Inventor: Peter J. Balsells
  • Publication number: 20170314602
    Abstract: A spring latching connector includes a housing having a bore therethrough, a piston slidably received in said bore, a circular groove formed in one of said bore and piston and a circular coil spring disposed in said groove for latching said piston and housing together. The groove is sized and shaped for controlling, in combination with a spring configuration, disconnect and connect forces of the spring latching connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Publication date: November 2, 2017
    Applicant: Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter J. Balsells
  • Publication number: 20170261108
    Abstract: Spring energized seal assemblies each with one or two sealing elements and a canted coil spring located in a spring cavity of the sealing element or of the two sealing elements to bias an inner flange and an outer flange of the respective spring cavity away from one another. The canted coil springs can have un-conventional coil shapes with one or more straight coil segments and/or with curved connecting ends. The coils can have dimples to provide multiple biasing points. The coils can have loops. The canted coil springs with un-conventional coil shapes can be used to improve spring loading on a sealing element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Publication date: September 14, 2017
    Inventors: Lluis Soler, Derek Changsrivong, Peter J. Balsells, Stephen Rust, Mike foster, Tony Quach
  • Publication number: 20170056956
    Abstract: Canted coil spring rings each with a first plurality of coils having first coil major and minor axes; a second plurality of coils each having second coil major and minor axes; the coils of the first plurality of coils alternating with the coils of the second plurality of coils according to an alternating pattern. The spring rings having inner and outer perimeters and wherein the inner perimeter of the spring ring is defined by at least said first plurality of coils. The resulting configuration of the spring ring has improved spacing along the inner perimeter, among others, with respect to a similar canted coil spring ring having a constant coil cross section, such as a coil length with all similar coils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2016
    Publication date: March 2, 2017
    Applicant: Bal Seal Engineering
    Inventors: Peter J. Balsells, Jin Kim
  • Publication number: 20170025779
    Abstract: Connector assemblies formed by attaching two stamped housing sections to form a connector housing having a housing groove with a groove bottom and two side walls are disclosed. Using stamped housing sections can reduce manufacturing costs and simplifies assembly, among other things. The connector housings with a canted coil spring can be used as a mechanical connector and/or as an electrical connector for numerous applications and across numerous industries. The canted coil springs can have complex shapes, with optional dimples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Publication date: January 26, 2017
    Applicant: Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Farshid Dilmaghanian, Peter J. Balsells, Majid Ghasiri, Lluis Soler
  • Patent number: 9534625
    Abstract: A spring latching connector includes a housing having a bore therethrough, a piston slidably received in said bore, a circular groove formed in one of said bore and piston and a circular coil spring disposed in said groove for latching said piston and housing together. The groove is sized and shaped for controlling, in combination with a spring configuration, disconnect and connect forces of the spring latching connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter J. Balsells
  • Patent number: 9518626
    Abstract: Canted coil spring rings each with a first plurality of coils having first coil major and minor axes; a second plurality of coils each having second coil major and minor axes; the coils of the first plurality of coils alternating with the coils of the second plurality of coils according to an alternating pattern. The spring rings having inner and outer perimeters and wherein the inner perimeter of the spring ring is defined by at least said first plurality of coils. The resulting configuration of the spring ring has improved spacing along the inner perimeter, among others, with respect to a similar canted coil spring ring having a constant coil cross section, such as a coil length with all similar coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Balsells, Jin Kim
  • Publication number: 20160223086
    Abstract: Spring energized seal assemblies configured for use in static or dynamic application and methods of using and making same are provided. The seal assemblies can each have a sealing component and optionally a backup ring or a locking ring or both. An annular spring can be used with a spring groove of either the backup ring or the locking to facilitate assembling of the mentioned components of a seal assembly onto each other and the entire seal assembly into a seal cavity of a housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Publication date: August 4, 2016
    Applicant: Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Balsells, Hamid Rastegar
  • Publication number: 20160118759
    Abstract: A method of making a connector assembly includes attaching two stamped housing sections together to form a connector housing having a housing groove with a groove bottom and two side walls and providing the connector housings with a spring used as a mechanical connector and/or as an electrical connector for numerous applications and across numerous industries. The groove geometries can easily be altered using different stamping dies.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Farshid Dilmaghanian, Peter J. Balsells, Majid Ghasiri, Derek Changsrivong
  • Publication number: 20160076568
    Abstract: Connector assemblies formed by attaching two stamped housing sections to form a connector housing having a housing groove with a groove bottom and two side walls are disclosed. Using stamped housing sections can reduce manufacturing costs and simplifies assembly, among other things. The connector housings with a canted coil spring can be used as a mechanical connector and/or as an electrical connector for numerous applications and across numerous industries. The canted coil springs can have complex shapes, with optional dimples.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Publication date: March 17, 2016
    Inventors: Farshid Dilmaghanian, Peter J. Balsells, Majid Ghasiri, Lluis Soler
  • Patent number: 9284970
    Abstract: A connector assembly formed by attaching two stamped housing sections to form a connector housing having a housing groove with a groove bottom and two side walls. The connector housings with spring can be used as a mechanical connector and/or as an electrical connector for numerous applications and across numerous industries. The groove geometries can easily be altered using different stamping dies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Farshid Dilmaghanian, Peter J. Balsells, Majid Ghasiri, Derek Changsrivong
  • Patent number: 9273742
    Abstract: Coil springs with a plurality of interconnected coils each being defined by a wire path that results in a coil cross section that, when viewed along the coil axis, has at least two differentiated spaces each confined by the wire. Assemblies using such coil springs are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Bal Seal Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Balsells, Richard Dawson