Patents by Inventor Shintaro Ikeda

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).

  • Patent number: 6076861
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2000
    Assignee: The Victaulic Co., of Japan, Ltd.
    Inventor: Shintaro Ikeda
  • Patent number: 5472295
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 5, 1995
    Assignees: The Victaulic Company of Japan Limited, Mitsubishi Rubber Company Limited
    Inventors: Shintaro Ikeda, Michio Kitawaki
  • Patent number: 5451284
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1993
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1995
    Assignee: Nippon Kokan Koji Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Shintaro Ikeda, Toru Fukuzato, Kensuke Sejima
  • Patent number: 5375888
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1993
    Date of Patent: December 27, 1994
    Assignee: The Victaulic Company of Japan Limited
    Inventor: Shintaro Ikeda
  • Patent number: 4838582
    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.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1987
    Date of Patent: June 13, 1989
    Assignee: The Victaulic Company of Japan, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Hatakeyama, Shintaro Ikeda