Patents by Inventor Roy L. Dean

Roy L. Dean 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: 20200173588
    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: February 3, 2020
    Publication date: June 4, 2020
    Inventors: Joshua E. Clapper, Dmitry Yashin, Roy L. Dean
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10228056
    Abstract: A seal has a seal body with an axis and axial-facing surfaces. The seal body is configured to be mounted to a tubular member, and seal between the tubular member and a second tubular member. A visual indicium can be located on only one of the axial-facing surfaces. Prior to assembly of the tubular member and the second tubular member, the visual indicium is configured to be visible to a user after being correctly mounted to the tubular member without the user physically contacting the seal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: North American Pipe Corporation
    Inventor: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 20180187810
    Abstract: Systems, methods and components for a tool-less, pre-assembled restrained joint for a pipe are disclosed. For example, a pipe can include a tubular member having an axis, a spigot on one axial end, a bell on an opposite axial end, an outer retainer groove in an outer surface of the spigot, and an inner retainer groove in an inner surface of the bell. A retainer comprising a split ring can be configured to be mounted in the inner retainer groove. The retainer can include a single annular finger cantilevered therefrom and circumscribing an entirety of the split ring in spring bias. The finger can be configured to engage the outer retainer groove of a second pipe in a pipe assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Publication date: July 5, 2018
    Inventor: Roy L. Dean
  • Publication number: 20180180183
    Abstract: A seal has a seal body with an axis and axial-facing surfaces. The seal body is configured to be mounted to a tubular member, and seal between the tubular member and a second tubular member. A visual indicium can be located on only one of the axial-facing surfaces. Prior to assembly of the tubular member and the second tubular member, the visual indicium is configured to be visible to a user after being correctly mounted to the tubular member without the user physically contacting the seal body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Publication date: June 28, 2018
    Inventor: Roy L. 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
  • Patent number: 8764048
    Abstract: A stroller seat has a seat back, a seat bottom, a seat hub assembly joining the seat back to the seat bottom, and an actuator carried on the seat. The actuator can be actuated to permit adjusting the recline angle of the seat back and seat bottom as a unit and can be actuated to permit folding the seat back relative to the seat bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen Ahnert, Roy L. Dean, Michael A. Dotsey
  • Patent number: 8474854
    Abstract: A foldable stroller has a frame assembly with a frame fold joint and is reconfigurable between an in-use configuration and a folded configuration. A child support structure is repositionable between a usable state on the frame assembly in the in-use configuration and an unusable state not suitable to support a child on the frame assembly. An interlock mechanism cooperates with the child support structure and is movable between a locked state preventing the frame assembly from being folded from the in-use configuration to the folded configuration and an unlocked state permitting the frame assembly to be folded. With the frame assembly in the in-use configuration and the child support structure on the frame assembly in the usable state, the interlock mechanism is retained in the locked state. The interlock mechanism is unlocked when the child support structure is moved to the unusable state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Roy L. Dean, Stephen Ahnert, Robert Pike, Damaso A. Lamos, Daniel Newhard, Todd Grintz, Branden McCorkel
  • Patent number: 8056921
    Abstract: A stroller has a frame structure with two laterally spaced apart sides and a frame extension on each side. Each frame extension projects rearward and terminates at a free end. The frame structure is collapsible laterally from a side-to-side in-use spacing between the frame extensions to a side-to-side compact spacing less than the in-use spacing between the frame extensions. A push handle is on the free end of each frame extension. A cross-brace extends between and interconnects the frame extensions. The cross-brace has a central section and a pair of flanking sections pivotally connected to one another. The cross brace is selectively reconfigurable from a stiff condition to a loose condition with the frame extensions in the in-use spacing. The stiff condition maintains the in-use spacing between the frame extensions and the loose condition permits the frame extensions to collapse to the compact spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dotsey, Todd D. Sorzano, Roy L. Dean
  • Patent number: 7971897
    Abstract: A stroller is provided having a stroller frame supported by front and rear wheels. The frame includes a latch assembly that is movable between a locked and an unlocked position. When in the locked position, the latch assembly prevents the frame from being folded. When in the unlocked position, the latch assembly allows the frame to be folded. The frame is connected to an ergonomically friendly handlebar having discrete outer ends. The handlebar includes a latch release handle that is operably connected to the latch assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert T. Pike, Michael A. Dotsey, Roy L. Dean, Andrew Serbinski
  • Publication number: 20100308551
    Abstract: A stroller has a frame structure with two laterally spaced apart sides and a frame extension on each side. Each frame extension projects rearward and terminates at a free end. The frame structure is collapsible laterally from a side-to-side in-use spacing between the frame extensions to a side-to-side compact spacing less than the in-use spacing between the frame extensions. A push handle is on the free end of each frame extension. A cross-brace extends between and interconnects the frame extensions. The cross-brace has a central section and a pair of flanking sections pivotally connected to one another. The cross brace is selectively reconfigurable from a stiff condition to a loose condition with the frame extensions in the in-use spacing. The stiff condition maintains the in-use spacing between the frame extensions and the loose condition permits the frame extensions to collapse to the compact spacing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Publication date: December 9, 2010
    Applicant: Graco Children's Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dotsey, Todd D. Sorzano, Roy L. Dean
  • Publication number: 20100244408
    Abstract: A foldable stroller has a frame assembly with a frame fold joint and is reconfigurable between an in-use configuration and a folded configuration. A child support structure is repositionable between a usable state on the frame assembly in the in-use configuration and an unusable state not suitable to support a child on the frame assembly. An interlock mechanism cooperates with the child support structure and is movable between a locked state preventing the frame assembly from being folded from the in-use configuration to the folded configuration and an unlocked state permitting the frame assembly to be folded. With the frame assembly in the in-use configuration and the child support structure on the frame assembly in the usable state, the interlock mechanism is retained in the locked state. The interlock mechanism is unlocked when the child support structure is moved to the unusable state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Roy L. Dean, Stephen Ahnert, Robert Pike, Damaso Lamos, Daniel Newhard, Todd Grintz, Branden McCorkel
  • Patent number: 7775547
    Abstract: A stroller has a frame structure with two laterally spaced apart sides. A seat is supported between the sides of the frame structure. A frame extension is provided on each side of the frame structure. Each frame extension projects rearward of the seat. The frame structure is at least collapsible laterally from a side-to-side in-use spacing between the frame extensions to a side-to-side compact spacing less than the in-use spacing between the frame extensions. A cross-brace extends between and interconnects the frame extensions. The cross-brace is selectively reconfigurable from a stiff condition to a loose condition with the frame extensions in the in-use spacing. In the stiff condition the brace maintains the in-use spacing between the frame extensions and in the loose condition the brace permits the frame extensions to collapse to the compact spacing. A cup holder can be carried on the cross-brace to be collapsible with the frame structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Graco Children's Products Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Dotsey, Todd D. Sorzano, Roy L. Dean