Inflatable Article (e.g., Tire Filling Chuck And/or Stem) Patents (Class 137/223)
  • Patent number: 11318800
    Abstract: A pressurizable adapter of bicycle valve can be used for a tubeless bicycle tire and contains: a receiving tube, a valve core and a valve cap. The receiving tube includes an internal screw portion, an air outlet, a first connecting part, an air inlet, at least one sealing ring and a connecting section. The valve core used is a standardized valve core. The valve core is housed in the connecting section of the receiving tube, the second connecting section of the valve core is connected to the first end of the receiving tube, and the second connecting portion of the valve core is in contact with the first connecting portion of the receiving tube, so that a closing effect is achieved. The valve cap contains a third connecting portion configured to connect to the first connecting portion and covers the air inlet of the receiving tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Klemens Kreuzthaler
  • Patent number: 11272767
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a high-performance, portable, flexible, collapsible, inflatable, insulative container with increased carrying capacity and the portability of a backpack. The container of the present disclosure is both collapsible as well as inflatable via the use of a non-leaking, substantially waterproof valve that facilitates air flow into and out of an insulative space of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: ICEMULE COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: James E. Collie
  • Patent number: 11235738
    Abstract: A pump head configured to secure various air valve types is disclosed. The pump head may include a housing and an interior unit sized and shaped to receive a valve head. A moveable pin disposed within the housing coaxially with the first axis may define a pin notch disposed about an exterior circumference of the moveable pin. A first taper unit may be disposed in the housing coaxially with the first axis and coupled to the pin return spring. A second taper unit may be disposed in the housing coaxially with the first axis and adjacent to the first taper unit. An elastic taper C-ring may be disposed between the first and second taper units. A lock arm may be configured to engage the first taper unit with the second taper unit, thereby compressing the elastic taper C-ring circumferentially in one of at least two positions, the elastic taper C-ring compressed about the pin notch in the first position and about the valve head in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Bell Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen C. Park, Andy Yu Sang Chan
  • Patent number: 11235629
    Abstract: An anti-jet joint structure of a connection hose of a vehicle air compressor contains: an accommodation box, an adhesive supply can, and a connection hose. The accommodation box accommodates the vehicle air compressor started by a power to produce air. The adhesive supply can accommodates chemical adhesive for repairing a tire, and the adhesive supply can includes an open segment and a supply hose. The connection hose includes a first joint and a second joint opposite to the first joint. The first joint is engaged with the supply hose, and the second joint is screwed with a gas nozzle of the tire. The second joint is the anti-jet joint structure and has a first connection assembly and a second assembly. The first connection assembly is connected with or is removed from the second connection assembly having different interior structures and volumes so as to mate with various tires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventors: Wen-San Chou, Cheng-Hsien Chou
  • Patent number: 11209091
    Abstract: An inflator valve connector includes a housing, a connection assembly, a valve seat, and a pushing member. The connection assembly is rotatably arranged in the housing and includes a first connection hole adapted to connect a Presta valve and a second connection hole adapted to connect a Schrader valve. The valve seat has a first abutting portion faced to the first connection hole and adapted to abut a lock nut of the Presta valve, and a second abutting portion faced to the second connection hole and adapted to abut a valve core of the Schrader valve. The pushing member removably contacts the connection assembly and has a pushing portion adapted to enter the housing via the first connection hole and to push against the first abutting portion, causing the valve seat to move relative to the housing and to close to the second connection hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventor: Scott Wu
  • Patent number: 11174878
    Abstract: An aspirator may comprise an aspirator body defining an air channel. An aspirator barrel may have a first aspirator barrel segment coupled to the aspirator body and may have a second aspirator barrel segment. The second aspirator barrel segment configured to fit at least partially within the first aspirator barrel segment when the aspirator barrel is in a stowed state and configured to interlock with the first aspirator barrel segment in an extended position when the aspirator barrel is in a deployed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy C Haynes, Daniel Bahena
  • Patent number: 11154122
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a high-performance, portable, flexible, collapsible, inflatable, insulative container with increased carrying capacity and the portability of a backpack. The container of the present disclosure is both collapsible as well as inflatable via the use of a non-leaking, substantially waterproof valve that facilitates air flow into and out of an insulative space of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: ICEMULE COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: James E. Collie
  • Patent number: 11155395
    Abstract: Pressure relief valve of a packaging container, comprising: a main body (2) with an edge region (3) and with a sealing face (4), wherein the edge region (3) is connectable in sealing fashion to a wall (10) of a packaging container (100) and wherein at least one passage opening (51) is formed in the sealing face (4), said passage opening extending through the main body (2), a first diaphragm (6) that is arranged over the passage opening (51) and at least partly covers the sealing face (4), a second diaphragm (7) that at least partly covers the first diaphragm (6), and a fluid (8) that is applied to the sealing face (4) and by means of which fluid the first diaphragm (6) is held on the sealing face (4) in floating fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: SYNTEGON TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Knappe, Herbert Stotkiewitz, Jenny Haase
  • Patent number: 11149892
    Abstract: A check structure for a connection of an air nozzle of a tire and a connection hose of an air compressor, the air compressor contains: a box, a sealant supply can, and a connection hose. The box includes a body of the air compressor. The sealant supply can includes an open segment and a supply tube. The connection hose includes a first segment and a second segment. The second segment has a check connector which includes a fitting sleeve, and the fitting sleeve has a threaded orifice, a through orifice, and a projected shoulder. A cylindrical base includes a hollow room, a stepped coupling segment, a conduit, and a tilted fence. A valve bolt includes a post, a connecting disc, multiple peripheral channels, a neck, multiple spaced slots, and a seal ring. A first spring is received into the conduit from the stepped coupling segment of the cylindrical base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: Wen-San Chou, Cheng-Hsien Chou
  • Patent number: 11148485
    Abstract: A valve stem assembly for a tire includes a removable grommet of a plurality of grommets having different shapes and sizes. The removable grommets allow the valve stem assembly to be used on a variety of rims. Each grommet fits into distinct holes within the rims. The valve stem assembly also includes a valve stem body that receives the removable grommets and an attachment end that encloses a valve core within the valve stem body. A cap may cover the valve core and attachment end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: ORANGE SEAL
    Inventors: John Vargus, Stephen Sweet
  • Patent number: 11143346
    Abstract: A check joint structure for a connection of an air nozzle of a tire and a connector of a connection hose of an air compressor, the air compressor contains: a box, a sealant supply can, and a connection hose. The box includes a body of the air compressor. The sealant supply can includes an open segment and a supply tube. The connection hose includes a first segment and a second segment. The second segment has a check connector which includes a fitting sleeve, and the fitting sleeve has a threaded orifice, a through orifice, and a projected shoulder. A cylindrical base includes a cylindrical room, a stepped coupling segment, a conduit, and a first stepped portion. A first spring is received into the cylindrical room to abut against the first stepped portion. A valve bolt includes a contacting element fitted thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventors: Wen-San Chou, Cheng-Hsien Chou
  • Patent number: 11143310
    Abstract: Novel air valve includes a valve stem assembly and a storage space provided on one side of the valve stem assembly and used for storing an inflating component; the valve stem assembly includes a valve base and a valve core capable of elastically retactable relative to the valve base; the valve base is provided with an opening, and the bottom of the opening having a core cavity enabling the valve core to expand and contract elastically therein; and vents are disposed in a circumferential direction of the core cavity; the valve core is provided with a sealing block for sealing the opening; and a pressure spring is disposed between the sealing block and the bottom of the core cavity for pressing the sealing block to block the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: ZHONG SHAN SMART PLASTIC MANUFACTURING LTD.
    Inventor: Shouguo Long
  • Patent number: 11090989
    Abstract: A coupling for valve assemblies, for tubeless tires, includes an enclosure arranged to cover a rigid rim of a vehicle, to delimit a substantially tubular compartment, filled with gas under pressure. The coupling has a first element and a second element crossed respectively by a first through channel, threaded internally, and by a second through channel. The second element cooperates with a valve for the selective closure of the second channel. The first element rests on an internal surface of the rim, which can be activated following its hermetic insertion, from the inside of the compartment. The second element rests on an external surface of the rim, which can be activated following the hermetic screwing, from the outside of the compartment, of a threaded stem of the second element in the first channel, with consequent alignment between the channels to connect the compartment to the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Barbieri S.N.C. Di Barbieri Nadia E Kalman
    Inventor: Adriano Barbieri
  • Patent number: 11083309
    Abstract: A dual air chamber structure having two independent and air impervious chambers, with each chamber being inflated and deflated by a separate air valve. The inner chamber, except for its air valve, is completely contained by the outer chamber and is comprised of primary horizontal conduit and a plurality of inflatable intermittent vertical posts made of small diameter tubing which are connected by a corresponding plurality of horizontal conduit made of small diameter tubing, such that the inner chamber as a whole is comprised of a repeating series of inflatable vertical posts followed by inflatable horizontal connectors. The outer chamber forms an air impervious bladder around the inner chamber, except for the air valve of the inner chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Edward Hinnant
  • Patent number: 11079030
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a three-function check valve that in one embodiment is attached to a vacuum bladder full of media (foam beads). This three-function check valve is comprised of a selection piece, silicone membrane, and a mounting base all in one sub-assembly. Furthermore, this valve has three positions with three distinct functions. These functions are to create an airtight seal, allow for free flow in and out of the bladder, and restrict flow of air based on a differential pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Mary Pilotte, Regina Pilotte, Geza Lanczy
  • Patent number: 11079047
    Abstract: A Presta valve connector includes a housing and a stripping assembly rotatably connected to the housing. The housing is provided with a channel and an airtight ring having a connection hole. The airtight ring and the stripping assembly are disposed at two opposite ends of the channel. One end of the stripping assembly is disposed in the channel, and another end of the stripping assembly is exposed out of the channel. One end of the stripping assembly is provided with a driving groove faced to the connection hole. The driving groove is provided with a first driving face formed as a plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventor: Louis Chuang
  • Patent number: 11046129
    Abstract: An anti-spray joint structure for a connection of an air nozzle of a tire and a connection hose of an air compressor, the air compressor contains: a box, a sealant supply can, and a connection hose. The box includes a body of the air compressor. The sealant supply can includes an open segment and a supply tube. The connection hose includes a first segment and a second segment. The second segment has an anti-spray connector which includes a fitting sleeve, and the fitting sleeve has a threaded orifice, a through orifice, and a projected shoulder. The cylindrical base includes a cylindrical room, a stepped coupling segment, a conduit, and a first stepped portion. The valve bolt includes a post, a connecting disc, multiple spaced slots, and a first seal ring. A lock element includes at least one tangent plane, a stem, and a hollow cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Wen-San Chou, Cheng-Hsien Chou
  • Patent number: 11046128
    Abstract: An anti-spray structure for a connection of an air nozzle of a tire of a vehicle and a connection hose of an air compressor, and the air compressor contains: a box, a sealant supply can, and a connection hose. The box accommodates the air compressor. The sealant supply can includes an open segment and a supply tube. The connection hose includes a first segment and a second segment. The second segment has an anti-spray connector including a fitting sleeve. The fitting sleeve has a threaded orifice, a through orifice, and a projected shoulder. A cylindrical base includes a cylindrical room, a stepped coupling segment, a conduit, and a first stepped portion. A first spring is received into the cylindrical room. A valve bolt includes a post, a connecting disc, spaced slots, and a first seal ring. A lock element includes a hollow cavity, a hexagonal tab, and a tilted extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Wen-San Chou, Cheng-Hsien Chou
  • Patent number: 11014732
    Abstract: A vacuum storage bag assembly includes a zipper bag and a vacuum valve. An opening is formed on the zipper bag. The vacuum valve is connected to the zipper bag. The vacuum valve includes a valve seat, a filtrating component and a check valve. The valve seat is disposed on the zipper bag. The valve seat includes a connecting port and a communication channel communicated with the connecting port and with interior of the zipper bag via the opening, and the connecting port is configured to be connected to a vacuum source. The filtrating component is disposed on an upstream portion of the communication channel. The check valve is disposed on a downstream portion of the communication channel and allows fluid to flow from the interior of the zipper bag, through the filtrating component, and to flow out of the connecting port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Universal Trim Supply Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shih-Sheng Yang, Franscena Schandelmayer-Davis
  • Patent number: 10989304
    Abstract: A compression packing for sealing near valve stems, pump shafts and similar machine elements. The compression packing includes tracer particles that retain information about the fabrication of the packing which can be used to trace the origin thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: TEADIT N.A., INC.
    Inventors: Carlos Daniel Braga Girao Barroso, Christopher Louis Day, Jose Carlos Carvalho Veiga, Josmar Baruffaldi Cristello
  • Patent number: 10890286
    Abstract: A coupling manifold assembly has both regulated and unregulated flow orientations and includes a manifold body and a pressure regulator couplably received into the manifold body. The manifold body includes a pair of connection ports between which flow is movable through the manifold body, with the pressure regulator being received into a flow path between the connection ports. The pressure regulator is configured to regulate flow in a first direction between the connection ports and to allow for unregulated flow in an opposite second direction between the connection ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: Shawn D. Ellis, Todd D. Lambert, Paul E. Lemay
  • Patent number: 10808691
    Abstract: The invention relates to an air flow control device for inflatable objects (20) comprising a hermetic air chamber (10) arranged for being connected to an air pump (12); a printed circuit board (22A, 22B) that can be connected to a power source, the printed circuit board (22A, 22B) forming a surface limiting a face of the hermetic air chamber (10) and having at least one hole (26). The device also comprises at least one solenoid valve (14) connected on the printed circuit board (22A, 22B), covering the hole (26), and the solenoid valve comprising: a casing (28); an outer coil (30); a fixed inner metal cylinder (32); a nozzle (18) for connecting the inside of the solenoid valve (14) to the inflatable object (20); a rod (16) having a rubber tip and a spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Descansare Sleep Lab, S.L.
    Inventors: Ignacio Gomez Vinagre, Oscar Valdemoros Tobia, Javier Fernandez Lopez
  • Patent number: 10801481
    Abstract: An air bag assembly includes an air bag having a first hole, a suction pump, a rotary cover and a first check valve. A pump body of the suction pump is deformable and provided with a second air hole. The rotary cover includes an air outlet communicating with the second air hole. A convex part and a concave part of the rotary cover are configured to engage with a concave portion and a convex portion of the pump body, respectively. The first check valve allows air to enter into the interior of the pump body from the interior of the air bag through the first air hole. The air bag can be pumped by rotating the rotary cover. The air bag assembly has advantages of simple operation, small volume and low requirement on operating space, and capable of being assembled on other objects, which is convenient to use and carry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Universal Trim Supply Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shih-Sheng Yang
  • Patent number: 10786379
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems for delivering a device assembly into a gastric or other space within the body, allowing the device to expand to occupy volume within the gastric space and, after an effective period of time, delivering a substance or stimulus to begin breakdown of the expanded device so that it may release from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Allurion Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Shantanu K. Gaur, Samuel G. Levy, Jonathan Wecker, Bruce A. Horwitz, Jinyoung Daniel Gwak
  • Patent number: 10781929
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a valve configured to enable the inflation and deflation of an inflatable object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Stopak India Pvt. Ltd.
    Inventor: Sunil Madhukar Konantambigi
  • Patent number: 10729572
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems for delivering a device assembly into a gastric or other space within the body, allowing the device to expand to occupy volume within the gastric space and, after an effective period of time, delivering a substance or stimulus to begin breakdown of the expanded device so that it may release from the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Allurion Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Moss, Matthew S. Lake, Jonathan Wecker, Shantanu K. Gaur, Samuel G. Levy, Bruce A. Horwitz, Jinyoung Daniel Gwak
  • Patent number: 10688838
    Abstract: A housing for an electronic module for an electronic unit for measuring operating parameters of the wheel of a vehicle which is able to collaborate with a “snap-in” type inflation valve, including a valve body made of an elastomer material, provided with a longitudinal axial bore and intended to extend through an orifice made in a rim, and a hollow tubular core made of a rigid material. A front face of the electronic module housing being connected to the inflation valve using a connecting device. The electronic module is configured to prevent the electronic module from pivoting about an axis defined by the housing connecting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignees: Continental Automotive France, Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Gilles Capdepon, Frédéric Gaugain, Olivier Gout
  • Patent number: 10688255
    Abstract: A medication injection device includes a barrel and a plunger disposed to dispense a fluid from the barrel. A dosage tracking system is coupled to output data indicative of the fluid dispensed. A controller is disposed within the medication injection device and coupled to receive the data from the dosage tracking system. The controller includes logic that when executed by the controller causes the controller to perform operations including determining, based on the data, whether an air shot event occurred while dispensing the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Verily Life Sciences LLC
    Inventors: Russell Mirov, Benjamin David Krasnow, Peter Howard Smith, Travis Deyle
  • Patent number: 10668393
    Abstract: An inflatable assembly may include a housing that has a plurality of adjustment inflatables that may form a range of shapes at different levels of inflation. The inflatable may also include one or more sensors disposed on the housing and one or more valves disposed in the housing. The valves are controllable and configured to direct fluid flow into the plurality of adjustment inflatables. The assembly may also include a processor that receives data from the one or more sensors disposed on the housing and adjust one or more positions of the one or more valves based on the data to control fluid flow into one or more of the plurality of adjustment inflatables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Universal City Studios LLC
    Inventors: Robert Cortelyou, Ross Osterman, Justin Schwartz, Amanda Zielkowski, Caitlin A. Correll, Darrin Hughes, Anisha Vyas
  • Patent number: 10661614
    Abstract: An apparatus for measuring the pressure of a two-wheeler tire comprises: an adapter component which comprises a joining mechanism to connect the apparatus to a valve of the two-wheeler tire; a valve opener to open the valve so that in a state connected to the valve pressurized air flows from the two-wheeler tire through the valve into the until the which can be connected to the adapter component; and a sensor component which can be connected to the adapter component. The sensor component comprises a pressure measurement device to measure the pressure in the apparatus and a transmitter to wirelessly transmit information corresponding to the measured pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SKS Metaplast Scheffer-Klute GmbH
    Inventors: Davor Kisker, Michael Beste
  • Patent number: 10640185
    Abstract: An environmental protection garment for use during water activities includes a wetsuit. A plurality of bladders, a receiver, a transmitter, and a controller are coupled to the wetsuit. An inflation unit coupled to the wetsuit and fluidically coupled to the plurality of bladders. The receiver is global position system enabled. The controller is operationally coupled to the inflation unit, the receiver, and the transmitter. The controller is positioned to selectively actuate the inflation unit to inflate the bladders to increase a buoyancy of a user. The controller is positioned to selectively actuate the receiver to receive location coordinates and the transmitter to transmit the location coordinates and a distress signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventor: Africa Jacobs
  • Patent number: 10632346
    Abstract: A sports ball including a plurality of specifically-configured panels bonded together along their abutting edges, and bonded with a carcass on the inner surface of the panels by an adhesive. The carcass surrounds the entire surface of a hanging or suspended elastic bladder that is not fixedly attached to the carcass. The panels include a casing that forms an exterior surface of the ball, and at least one lining layer to give structure, strength and softness to the ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ANWAR KHAWAJA INDUSTRIES PVT. LTD.
    Inventor: Omer Khawar Khawaja
  • Patent number: 10562361
    Abstract: A tubeless air valve stem has a body, an airtight element, and a sleeve. The body has a passage, a through hole, and at least one side hole. The passage is formed on a top end of the body. The through hole is formed through a bottom end of the body and is in communication with the passage. The at least one side hole is formed through an outer surface of the body and is in communication with the passage. The airtight element is disposed around the body. The sleeve is disposed around the body for closing the at least one side hole. Gas or liquid can be injected into a tubeless tire via the at least one side hole. The intake efficiency of the tubeless air valve stem can be maintained and is not influenced by the remaining reinforcing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: RIM MASTER INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: I-Huang Chang
  • Patent number: 10561191
    Abstract: A helmet having non-bursting gas cells preferably includes a hard helmet shell, an outside gas cell impact layer and an inside gas cell impact layer. The outside gas cell impact layer preferably includes at least one gas cell layer and an outside layer of sheet material. Each gas cell layer includes a plurality of gas cells created between two plastic sheets. The inside gas cell impact layer includes the at least one gas cell layer. The inside and outside gas cell impact layers may be permanently or removably attached to hard helmet shell. A second embodiment of the helmet having non-bursting gas cells preferably includes the hard helmet shell, the outside gas cell impact layer and an inside gas cell inflatable impact layer. The inside gas cell inflatable impact layer preferably includes at least one inflatable gas cell layer and a check valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventor: John E. Whitcomb
  • Patent number: 10507474
    Abstract: A nozzle for fast inflation and deflation includes a flexible plastic body, an air tube, and a sealing plug. The flexible plastic body is connected to a bottom of the air tube, and the sealing plug is flexibly connected to an outer port of the air tube. A valve sheet is in the flexible plastic body. For air inflation or deflation, a gap as an air channel is formed between the valve sheet and the air tube for inflation or deflation without pressing the flexible plastic body. To store air, the air tube is bent downward until the flexible plastic body is deformed to cause the valve sheet to contact the inner port of the air tube so as to avoid air leakage. Then, the air tube is allowed to be slowly plugged by the sealing plug. The problem of internal air leaking out is thus fully solved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: DONGGUAN TIGER POINT METAL & PLASTIC PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chun-Chung Tsai
  • Patent number: 10458563
    Abstract: A valve arrangement including: a valve inlet, a valve outlet arranged downstream of the valve inlet, a first chamber arranged directly downstream of the inlet, and a second chamber arranged between the first chamber and the valve outlet. The valve arrangement further includes a measuring nipple comprising a measuring channel for receiving a measuring device, and a closing arrangement having open positions and a closed position, wherein the closing arrangement in its closed position is configured to prevent fluid communication between the first chamber and the second chamber via the closing arrangement, and wherein the closing arrangement in its open positions is configured to allow for fluid communication between the first chamber and the second chamber via the closing arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: IMI HYDRONIC ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL SA
    Inventors: Björn Holmgren, Leif Marstorp, Andreas Jonsson
  • Patent number: 10443767
    Abstract: A coupling assembly for releasably interconnecting fluid passages comprises male and female coupling members, which are mated by inserting a probe and socket of the members respectively. Each coupling member has a first end arranged for connection to a fluid passage. When mated in use, the coupling assembly provides a straight fluid conduit between the fluid passages comprising through-bores in each of the coupling members coincident along a first longitudinal axis. When mated in use, the probe and socket are arranged coincident on a second longitudinal axis, which is inclined to the first axis. Sealing means comprising an annular sealing ring proximate each of the socket and probe are arranged, when mated in use, either side of an intersection between the through-bore and socket. The sealing arrangement is such that fluid within the fluid conduit exerts a net force resisting separation of said coupling members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: SELF-ENERGISING COUPLING COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Matthew Joseph Readman
  • Patent number: 10377188
    Abstract: A tire pressure regulating device for adjusting, while driving, the tire pressures of vehicle wheels of a plurality of vehicle axles of a motor vehicle with pneumatic tires includes at least one switchover valve arranged on the vehicle chassis that can be controlled in an electromagnetic/pneumatic manner, a plurality of axle valves, each axle valve being arranged on the vehicle chassis for each vehicle axle and being controllable in an electromagnetic/pneumatic manner, a plurality of pressure-controlled wheel valves, each pressure-controlled wheel valve being arranged at a respective vehicle wheel, a pilot control valve arranged on the vehicle chassis and being controllable in a purely electromagnetic manner or in an electromagnetic/pneumatic manner, and a plurality of two-channel rotary couplings arranged between the vehicle axles and associated vehicle wheels and provided with switchable seals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: WABCO GMBH
    Inventors: Ulrich Couppee, Michael Haverkamp, Thomas Stellmacher
  • Patent number: 10342282
    Abstract: A helmet is disclosed having a padding element removably constrained to the shell and provided with a first seat so that a first protrusion integral with the shell is reversibly engaged, reversible male-female coupling members to reversibly couple the shell and the padding element, which are adapted to define a hinge point for the relative rotation between the shell and the padding element. The helmet has restraining members to selectively restrain and release the first protrusion in and from the first seat. The restraining members are movable between a first restraint position to restrain the first protrusion in the first seat, so that the relative rotation between the shell and the padding element is prevented. A second disengagement position of the first protrusion from the first seat is also provided so that the relative rotation between the shell and the padding element is allowed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: NOLANGROUP S.P.A.
    Inventors: Alberto Salvetti, Alberto Mandelli, Giuseppe D'Adda
  • Patent number: 10330209
    Abstract: A check valve includes a hollow body. The hollow body includes an inlet end and an outlet end, the inlet end having a first connector and the outlet end having a second connector. A connecting projection is disposed along a length of an outer surface. A protrusion extends from the outer surface, the protrusion corresponding to a direction of fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Colin Weaver
  • Patent number: 10322228
    Abstract: A power injector is disclosed having power injector control logic, which in turn includes a decay constant cross-reference, for instance in the form of a data structure. Flow rate decay constant information may be stored by the decay constant cross-reference. A decay constant, which may be used by the power injector to generate an exponentially decaying flow rate for an injection, may be stored in the decay constant cross-reference in conjunction with a particular imaging unit. The decay constant cross-reference may be searched by entering a model or module number of an imaging unit to identify the corresponding flow rate decay constant to be used by the power injector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Liebel-Flarsheim Company LLC
    Inventors: Frank M. Fago, Alya Schalabi
  • Patent number: 10307805
    Abstract: A well cap assembly is disclosed which is well suited for use with a wellhead. The well cap assembly has a port component and a cap element. The port component has a bore extending therethrough, an upper neck portion, and an upper threaded portion. The port component further has a lower threaded portion and a barb formed on the upper neck portion. The barb can receive an external flexible tube which is temporarily secured to the port component. The cap element has an internally threaded portion which engages with the upper threaded portion of the upper neck portion and seals the bore of the port component. The cap element also has a tether for securing it to the port component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Q.E.D. Environmental Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Niehaus, David A. Fischer
  • Patent number: 10308331
    Abstract: A survival platform, comprising two flexible outer sheets (4, 5), the outer sheets each having a circumference (2) and being sealed together at their circumferences (2) to define a void (18) therebetween, the survival platform further comprising an inner flexible sheet (6) interposed between the outer sheets (4, 5) and dividing the void (18) into two sub-voids (18a, 18b), and means (8) for inflating the survival platform by introducing a gas into the void to increase a gas pressure therewithin, in which the inner sheet (6) is arranged such that, should one of the outer sheets (4, 5) be breached at a breach, the gas pressure within the void will tend to force the inner sheet (6) through the breach, thereby to block the breach and reduce the level to which gas escapes through the breach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Brett Wescott
  • Patent number: 10280912
    Abstract: An air valve connecting device includes a barrel rotatably connected to a housing, the barrel includes an enlarged space having a screw hole for engaging with a U.S. type inflation valve, and having an inner thread for selectively engaging with a French type inflation valve and for detachably securing the French type inflation valve to the barrel, and a shank is slidably engaged in the housing and includes one end portion for receiving the pressurized air, and the shank includes a front end portion having a mouth movable toward the barrel for selectively engaging with either the U.S. type inflation valve or the French type inflation valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Beto Engineering & Marketing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lo Pin Wang
  • Patent number: 10247319
    Abstract: A pump head includes a casing unit, a tightening member and a control unit. The casing unit includes a main body and an abutment wall connected to the main body. The main body has an installation section. The tightening member is disposed in the installation section proximally to the abutment wall. The control unit includes a control valve, a resilient member and a control lever. The control valve is movably disposed in the installation section. The resilient member urges the control valve toward the abutment wall to clamp the tightening member between the control valve and the abutment wall. The control lever is connected to the main body and operable to move the control valve against the resilient member and away from the abutment wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: BETO ENGINEERING AND MARKETING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Lopin Wang
  • Patent number: 10245911
    Abstract: A tire chuck adaptor is an apparatus that allows a single user to easily fill a motorcycle tire with air. The tire chuck adaptor includes a sleeve, an extension coupler, an orientation coupler, an air chuck, a valve, a bearing, and a chuck receiving window. The sleeve contains the extension coupler, the orientation coupler, the valve, and the bearing. The valve allows a standard tire chuck to be engaged to the tire chuck adaptor. The bearing allows the valve to rotate within the sleeve. The extension coupler extends the connection between the valve and the standard tire chuck. The orientation coupler changes the connection orientation between the valve and the standard tire chuck. The air chuck allows the tire chuck adaptor to engage with a standard tire valve. The chuck receiving window allows a user to access the valve to engage with a standard tire chuck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: SERAPHIM ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Derek M Crymble, Jason Elsworth
  • Patent number: 10238516
    Abstract: An implantable inflatable gastric balloon device and system comprising a combination flow regulator and timing regulator, useful for inducing satiety and managing obesity. The balloon is administered into the patient's stomach in a deflated state, and then inflated by gas or liquid. The flow portion of the regulator usually acts as a one-way valve allowing gas or liquid to enter but not exit the balloon. The timing portion of the regulator has a degradable plug that gradually degrades over time, eventually allowing this gas or fluid to escape, thus allowing the balloon to escape. The dimensions of the device are configured so that in a deflated state, the balloon can pass by natural physiological processes through the pyloric sphincter and out of the patient through the intestines. Diagnostic methods, and methods for administering and managing the device, are also taught.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: BARIX MEDICAL CORP.
    Inventors: Shailendra Singh, Irwan Shah Mohd Moideen
  • Patent number: 10212980
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus to disperse and attenuate mechanical waves which travel through a human brain upon direct and indirect blunt head trauma. The apparatus comprises a pressurizable and ventable outer balloon shell encasing an inner hard shell. The pressurizable and ventable outer balloon shell releases a pressurized gas to atmosphere upon an impact to said pressurizable and ventable outer balloon shell. The pressurizable and ventable outer balloon shell is configured to compartmentalize an impact region, to reduce amplitudes of incident, reflected and transmitted mechanical waves and to dampen resonance of the mechanical waves delivered to both the apparatus and a human head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Choon Kee Lee
  • Patent number: 10208865
    Abstract: An air valve connecting device includes a housing, a shank slidably engaged in the housing and limited to slide relative to the housing, and prevented from pivoting and rotating relative to the housing, the shank includes one end portion for receiving the pressurized air, a barrel is rotatably engaged with the shank and connected to the housing for detachably securing the inflation valve to the barrel, and a control ferrule is connected to the housing and moved in concert with the housing and the barrel relative to the shank, and the control ferrule is threaded with the shank for forcing and moving the shank toward and to engage with the inflation valve when the control ferrule is rotated relative to the shank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Beto Engineering & Marketing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lo Pin Wang
  • Patent number: 10203059
    Abstract: A dual-air tap inflation nozzle includes a body, a first cap assembly, a second cap assembly, a slidable valve slidably disposed in the body, and a lever member. The body has a first end, a second end, a first passage and a second passage in communication to the first passage. The first cap assembly is mounted to the first end and has a third diameter. The second cap assembly is mounted to the second end and has a fourth diameter larger than the third diameter. The lever member is abutable against the slidable valve to cause the second passage to move in relation to the first passage. Thus, the second passage is in communication with a first inflatable space or a second inflatable space of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Louis Chuang