Shintaro Ikeda 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).
Abstract: Each of the circular coupling segments 20 has pipe fastening parts 24, 25. One pipe fastening part 24 has a protrusion 26 to be in contact with the side surface 3a of the circumferential groove 3 of one pipe 4 nearer to the end of the pipe 4 in one of the end sections thereof with respect to a circumferential direction, and a protrusion 27 to be in contact with the side surface 3b of the circumferential groove 3 of the pipe 4 farther from the end of the pipe 4 in the other end section thereof with respect to the circumferential direction. The other pipe fastening part 25 has a protrusion 28 to be in contact with the side surface 3b of the circumferential groove 3 of the pipe 5 farther from the end of the pipe 5 in one of the end sections thereof with respect to the circumferential direction, and a protrusion 29 to be in contact with the side surface 3a of the circumferential groove 3 of the pipe 5 nearer to the end of the pipe 5 in the other end section thereof with respect to the circumferential direction.
Abstract: A general segment 20 which is propelled and set in an excavated hole by a propulsion excavating machine, and a flexible segment where flexible members 4 and rigid ring members are alternately installed and connected inside the skin-plate 7 provided on the outer periphery side of the side rings 5 having the same thickness as the general segment and a thrust-receiving member 9 is provided inside the flexible portion, are propelled and set by the propulsion excavating machine and then secondary coating concrete 30 including a secondary watertight band 15 is applied to said side ring. As a segment for a shield tunneling method, the flexible segment appropriately provides flexibility to quickly cope with earthquakes and uneven settlement. The flexible segment may be handled in the same manner as a standard general segment during excavation work, providing excellent application potential.
October 28, 1993
Date of Patent:
December 5, 1995
The Victaulic Company of Japan Limited, Mitsubishi Rubber Company Limited
Abstract: An electrically remote-controlled intra-pipe work vehicle is hydraulically actuated and is adapted to work with a lining equipment for lining interior of a branch pipe interconnecting with the main pipe in which the vehicle is positioned. The vehicle has a self-clamping mechanism to securely anchor itself at a work site in the main pipe and a tool actuating mechanism for angularly positioning and actuating the lining equipment. The lining equipment includes a lining material anchoring hydraulic press for pressingly hold an end flange of a tubular lining material, which is made of a fabric impregnated with a thermosetting synthetic resin, by an arcuate pressing plate. A counter hydraulic press counteracts the pressing force of the lining material anchoring press. A sealing tube having an electric heater element imbedded therein is sealedly bonded to an end of the tubular lining material with a bonding agent having a low melting temperature.
Abstract: A pipe coupling for repair, includes separate housings and seal rings to be accommodated in the receiving portions formed in the housings, a holding portion being formed on the internal diameter side of the separate end face in the individual housing to receive the projecting seals formed at the separate ends of the above seal rings and the seal rings forming multiple string-shaped ring seals as a single unit between both ends of the above projecting seals by surrounding the portion to be repaired, and having a blocking plug in the above housing for a hole to test the sealing conditions after fixing to a pipe.
Abstract: A coupling is made up of annular resilient packing members having on their peripheral surfaces, a sleeve having flanges secured to opposite ends of the sleeve, and annular projections formed on the inner surface of the sleeve. When the packing members are inserted between the sleeve and pipes to be connected together, the projections are received in the grooves. The opposing ends of the packing members are respectively provided with pairs of lips. Before insertion, each pair of lips are separated away by a distance between the sleeve and the pipe, so that when each packing member is inserted the distance between the lips is decreased so that lips firmly engage the sleeve and pipes thus forming a resilient seal. As a consequence the coupling is flexible and can move relative to the pipes.