With Aperture Forming Means Patents (Class 137/318)
  • Patent number: 10989348
    Abstract: In embodiments, a hot tap clamping system comprises a clamp which fits over and secures against a pipe, an actuator interface, an actuator operatively in communication with clamp, and a hot tap assembly. In a further embodiment, a system for sealing a flowline with a metal seal after hot tapping comprises a sealer, a hot tap drill/plug running tool, and a metal seal plug which is typically configured for use in sealing a flowline, e.g. a pipe, with a metal seal after hot tapping where the metal plug seal is inserted into the pipe and engages with and seals as a hot tap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Oceaneering International, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew Gregory Restivo, Norman Gregory Smith
  • Patent number: 10982493
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of salvaging an elongated oil well tubular that extends downwardly from an oil well platform as well as a saw apparatus of improved configuration. The method includes supporting the tubular in a generally upright or vertical position. A cutting apparatus is placed next to the tubular. The cutting apparatus includes a frame that supports a lifting device and a rotary cutter. The lifting device moves the rotary cutter from a first position to a second position that is higher than the first position. The second position is closer to the tubular than the first position. The rotary cutter can travel in an arcuate path when moving from the first position to the second position. The cutter moves along a selected path to cut the tubular. After cutting, the cut section is removed and the tubular then elevated so that an additional cut can be made. This procedure is repeated multiple times until the tubular has been salvaged, cut into many smaller pieces or sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: AES-EOT Equipment Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Ames Lafferty, John Hawkins, Tara Landry
  • Patent number: 10982453
    Abstract: A spacing connector used for assembling formworks and made up of at least one crosspiece, the crosspiece being connected, at both of its opposite ends, with at least one respective connection portion suited to make a connection with at least one panel of such formwork, the spacing connector also including at least one transpiration duct featuring two respective end openings, each of the end openings leading to a respective connection portion. Also disclosed is a formwork system including the spacing connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Michele Caboni
  • Patent number: 10948093
    Abstract: A check valve comprises a valve housing defining an opening and a plurality of flapper elements each having a proximal end and a distal end. The flapper elements are pivotally mounted to the valve housing at their proximal ends for pivotal movement between a closed position, in which they block the flow of fluid through the opening and an open position in which they permit the flow of fluid through the opening. Each flapper element is generally triangular or trapezoidal in shape such that the flapper elements together create a generally conical or frustoconical surface when the valve is in the closed position. A resilient band extending around a circumference of the conical or frustoconical surface defined by the plurality of flapper elements in the closed position for biasing the flapper elements towards the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Pawel Czarnecki, Lukasz Bogdanowicz
  • Patent number: 10724641
    Abstract: The flow path opening/closing portion replacement device comprises a first enclosing portion having a first opening and a shutter, and enclosing, in a state where the shutter has closed the first opening, an end portion of a converging pipe through which a fluid passes and a valve which is attached to the end portion; a second enclosing portion having a detachable member enabling the valve to be detached and a second opening which can be contiguous with the first opening and enabling removal/insertion of the detachable member, and enclosing the valve together with the first enclosing portion in a contiguous opening state in which the first opening and the second opening are contiguous, wherein, in a state where the second enclosing portion has enclosed the valve together with the first enclosing portion in the contiguous opening state, the valve can be replaced by the detachable member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: RIKOU Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuharu Matsuno
  • Patent number: 10696535
    Abstract: A package including a fitment for dispensing a liquid from a flexible bag is disclosed. The fitment is secured to the bag and includes a compressible bulb and a piercing member that are coupled together. In two embodiments the fitment is configured so that the piercing member pierces through a wall of the bag to dispense the bag's contents through an outlet port of the fitment. One of those embodiments includes a separate valve to open and close the outlet port. Another embodiment does not include a separate valve to open and close the outlet port. A third embodiment makes use of a fitment connected to a filling gland of the bag and which is in communication with the interior of the bag. That third embodiment includes a frangible seal forming part of the fitment and which is pierced by the piercing member to dispense the liquid from the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Fres-co System USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Andrew Stever, Jeffrey Scott Beer
  • Patent number: 10697545
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a packing cup for a hyper-compressor is described. The method comprises the following steps: providing an inner disc (25), having opposed first front face (25X) and second front face (25Y), a central axial hole (18) and at least one lubrication-oil duct (23); autofrettaging the lubrication-oil duct (23); after autofrettaging, removing a thickness (D) of the inner disc on both faces thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NUOVO PIGNONE SRL
    Inventors: Carmelo Maggi, Tognarelli Leonardo, Alessio Capanni, Jan Wojnar
  • Patent number: 10563804
    Abstract: Provided is a snap tap mounting jig for mounting a snap tap where the generation of buckling can be prevented by reducing a diameter enlarging pressing force of a diameter enlarging roller, a shim can be mounted on both end surfaces of the diameter enlarging roller, and a fold-back deformation amount of a metal sleeve can be checked from the outside. The snap tag mounting jig is also characterized as follows. The diameter enlarging roller is formed into a hyperboloid shape, and the recessed portion is formed such that a substantially upper half portion of the diameter enlarging roller mounted obliquely is formed into a substantially tapered shape, and a substantially lower half portion of the diameter enlarging roller mounted obliquely is formed into a rounded shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: YONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toyohiko Yoneda, Tetsuzo Yoneda, Norio Doman
  • Patent number: 10465855
    Abstract: A system and method for accessing a gas main is provided. The system including a drip riser having an interior portion and a first quick-connect coupler, the first quick-connect coupler being fluidly coupled to the interior portion. A riser attachment device is provided having a second quick-connect coupler, an open end, and a valve disposed between the second quick-connect coupler and the open end. The second quick-connect coupler is configured to removably couple with the first quick-connect coupler. The first quick-connect coupler and second quick-connect coupler cooperate to fluidly couple the open end to the interior portion when the riser attachment device is coupled to the drip riser and the valve is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: CONSOLIDATED EDISON COMPANY OF NEW YORK, INC.
    Inventor: Matthew Caputo
  • Patent number: 10465466
    Abstract: A blowout preventer and method of closing a wellbore. The blowout prevented has a main body containing a wellbore, a passage transverse to the wellbore, a shearing device located in the passage; and a charge that, when activated, propels the shearing device along the passage and across the wellbore to close the wellbore and prevent a blowout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Kinetic Pressure Control, Ltd.
    Inventors: Steven Anthony Angstmann, Bobby James Gallagher
  • Patent number: 10386263
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing access to pressurized pipes includes a body member configured to be attached to a pipe or vessel or a fitting coupled to a pipe or vessel. The body member has an internal barrel in fluid communication with the pipe or vessel or fitting when the body member is attached to the pipe or vessel or fitting. A hollow piston is slidable axially within the internal barrel, and the apparatus is configured such that when an internal volume of the piston is pressurized by a fluid from the pipe or vessel, a force exerted by pressurized fluid on the piston in an axial direction is opposed by a force exerted by pressurized fluid on a counter-pressure portion of the piston. The apparatus includes a conduit orifice that allows a conduit to be disposed therethrough so as to pass into the apparatus to an interior of the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Heath Morgan Group Limited
    Inventors: Simon Langdale, John White
  • Patent number: 10359220
    Abstract: Systems, methods and apparatuses for servicing a refrigeration system are described herein. A system may include a fluid source and a device is capable of coupling to the fluid source, a measuring device and a fluid receiving system. The device may include a valve disposed passage disposed in a body of the apparatus that communicates with the fluid source, the measuring device and the fluid receiving system. A portion of the valve being engageable with a self-sealing valve of the refrigerant supply while inhibiting fluid flow between the fluid source and the measuring device and/or between the measuring device and the fluid receiving system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Armor All/STP Products Company
    Inventor: Vincent Carruba
  • Patent number: 10302234
    Abstract: The present flow-undisrupted process includes: enclosing a portion of an existing pipe with a sealing case; connecting a boring machine to the sealing case in a non-valve state in which no operation valve is interposed between a projecting pipe portion of the sealing case and the boring machine; forming a circular opening in an area of the existing pipe corresponding to the projecting pipe portion by means of a hole saw of the boring machine; rotating a tee and the boring machine in a circumferential direction of the existing pipe to a position at which the projecting pipe portion is completely past the opening; after the rotation, maintaining a sealed state in which the seal packing prevents a pressure of a fluid inside the existing pipe from being applied to the projecting pipe portion; and removing the boring machine from the projecting pipe portion in the sealed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SUIKEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yasunari Sato
  • Patent number: 10301890
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of salvaging an elongated oil well tubular that extends downwardly from an oil well platform as well as a saw apparatus of improved configuration. The method includes supporting the tubular in a generally upright or vertical position. A cutting apparatus is placed next to the tubular. The cutting apparatus includes a frame that supports a lifting device and a rotary cutter. The lifting device moves the rotary cutter from a first position to a second position that is higher than the first position. The second position is closer to the tubular than the first position. The rotary cutter can travel in an arcuate path when moving from the first position to the second position. The cutter moves along a selected path to cut the tubular. After cutting, the cut section is removed and the tubular then elevated so that an additional cut can be made. This procedure is repeated multiple times until the tubular has been salvaged, cut into many smaller pieces or sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: EPIC APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Ames Lafferty, John Hawkins, Tara Landry
  • Patent number: 10274091
    Abstract: A gate valve for a chemical plant including a valve housing having an upper opening and an opposite lower opening; an upper sealing seat and a lower sealing seat disposed on the valve housing; a valve gate movably disposed in the valve housing, for blocking a path between the openings in a closed position and opening said path in an open position, the valve gate comprising a first plate having lower surface with a blind recess and a second plate at least partially disposed in the blind recess; wherein, in the closed position, the upper sealing seat sealingly engages the first plate, the lower sealing seat sealingly engages the second plate and the second plate is at least indirectly in contact with the first plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: PAUL WURTH S.A.
    Inventors: Alexander Schlutter, Rainer Schmitz
  • Patent number: 10246969
    Abstract: A valve apparatus (10) comprises a housing (12) defining a flow path (14), a valve seat (42) located within the housing (12) around a periphery of the flow path (14), a carriage member (16) located within the housing (12), a cutting arrangement (28) mounted on the carriage member (16), and a valve member (32) mounted on the carriage member (16) via a connection assembly (34) which permits relative movement between the valve member (32) and the carriage member (16). The carriage member (16) is moveable from a first position towards a second position to drive the cutting arrangement (28) across the flow path (14) and to move the valve member (32) into a position in which relative movement between the valve member (32) and the carriage member (16) permits the valve member (32) to sealingly engage and disengage the valve seat (42) to control flow along the flow path (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Interventek Subsea Engineering Limited
    Inventors: Gavin David Cowie, John David Sangster
  • Patent number: 10207343
    Abstract: A tool assembly configured for location on a section of a pipe is operable to both isolate a section of the pipe and perform an intervention into the pipe while maintaining pressure integrity. The tool assembly includes a clamp, a cutting tool and an isolation tool. In use, the clamp sealingly secures the tool assembly to the pipe, the cutting tool performs an intervention operation on the pipe, and the isolation tool isolates the section of pipe in order that repair or replacement of equipment can be effected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Stats (UK) Limited
    Inventor: Douglas Corey Krokosz
  • Patent number: 10104844
    Abstract: An irrigation system designed to provide water to indoor plants comprising a water reservoir containing water, a water pump submerged in the water within the reservoir and connected to a power source, a timer operatively associated with the water pump and power source, wherein the timer operates to activate and deactivate the water pump at intervals determined by the system user, one or more sections of tubing secured at one end to the water pump to direct water pumped from the water reservoir through the tubing to the indoor plants and one or more emitters secured to the opposite end of the tubing wherein the emitters are located within a pot or near the indoor plants that the system user wants to water and wherein the emitters are selected from the group consisting of: pressure adjustable drippers, pressure adjustable sprayers, pressure adjustable soaker hoses, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Mauel Jose Caceres
  • Patent number: 10107407
    Abstract: Modular valve manifold system including a distribution tube and at least one valve mounted on the tube. Each valve has a body with an external port disposed along one of a first and a second radial axis, and a throughbore disposed along the other one of the axes and configured to receive the tube coaxially therethrough. The body is formed of a first body portion and a second body portion. The first body portion has a first face with a first channel formed therein defining a first portion of the throughbore and configured to be mounted on a first side of the tube. The second body portion has a second face with a second channel formed therein defining a second portion of the throughbore and configured to be mounted on the second tube side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel P. Morgan, Clay Nesbitt
  • Patent number: 10077747
    Abstract: A fuel control system includes a high pressure relief valve fluidly connected to a fuel pump outlet. The high pressure relief valve includes a closure and a nozzle. The closure has an opening and a locking notch defined by a circumferential wall. The nozzle has a base portion that is received within the opening and has a rim extending between a first surface and a second surface. The nozzle has a tab extending from the rim that is received within the locking notch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron F. Rickis, Elise N. Zimmerman, Glenn Gradischer, Francis P. Marocchini
  • Patent number: 9975681
    Abstract: A front pull piercing valve assembly attached to a flexible container, whereby; when the wall of the flexible container is pulled into contact with a piercing element in the assembly, the contents of the container are dispensed by piercing the wall of the container and liquid flows through the valve assembly and directly into a container or through flexible hose or another connection to be dispensed. The valve assembly is configured in such a manner that during use it is filed with the liquid being dispensed thereby preventing the liquid in the flexible container from being exposed to air, namely, oxygen that often causes spoilage of certain liquids, such as wine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: LIQUI-BOX CORPORATION
    Inventor: James W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9963943
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of salvaging an elongated oil well tubular that extends downwardly from an oil well platform as well as a saw apparatus of improved configuration. The method includes supporting the tubular in a generally upright or vertical position. A cutting apparatus is placed next to the tubular. The cutting apparatus includes a frame that supports a lifting device and a rotary cutter. The lifting device moves the rotary cutter from a first position to a second position that is higher than the first position. The second position is closer to the tubular than the first position. The rotary cutter can travel in an arcuate path when moving from the first position to the second position. The cutter moves along a selected path to cut the tubular. After cutting, the cut section is removed and the tubular then elevated so that an additional cut can be made. This procedure is repeated multiple times until the tubular has been salvaged, cut into many smaller pieces or sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: EPIC APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Ames Lafferty, John Hawkins, Tara Landry
  • Patent number: 9896323
    Abstract: Assembly comprising:—a beverage dispensing line (20) defining at a dispensing end (46) thereof an inner circular flow area having a first diameter;—an upstream valve part (26) connected to said dispensing end, the upstream part having an outwardly oriented snap lock member (44);—a flexible downstream valve part (28) defining a beverage outlet at its downstream end, having an inwardly oriented snap lock member cooperating with the outwardly oriented snap lock member, the downstream valve part including a cylindrical plug (36) and defining a passage from the dispensing end past the plug to the beverage outlet, the plug defining a downstream section defining a second diameter larger than the first diameter, and defining an upstream section defining a third diameter equal to or smaller than the first diameter, connected to the downstream section, a tap handle (14) operating the downstream valve part between a dispensing position, an intermediate non-dispensing position and a final non-dispensing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: CARLSBERG BREWERIES A/S
    Inventors: Jan Norager Rasmussen, Steen Vesborg
  • Patent number: 9862533
    Abstract: A package including a fitment for dispensing a liquid from a flexible bag is disclosed. The fitment is secured to the bag and includes a compressible bulb and a piercing member that are coupled together. The fitment is configured such that when the bulb is first actuated, e.g., pressed, it causes the piercing member to pierce through the wall of the bag so that the contents of the bag can be dispensed through an outlet port of the fitment. In one embodiment of the fitment a portion of the piercing member is permanently located within the bag after first use and a valve is provided to open and close the outlet port thereafter. In another and more preferred embodiment the piercing member is extended into and out of the bag to dispense the contents of the bag through the outlet port, without necessitating use of a separate valve to open and close that port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Fres-co System USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Raymond Andrew Stever, Jeffrey Scott Beer
  • Patent number: 9851038
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for tapping into a pressurized multiple strings of coaxially situated tubulars for wells and/or platforms which have overturned wherein the tapping occurs underwater via a diver or remotely operated vehicle. The assembly includes a tapping tool connectable to the tubular via a saddle connection and an adjustable tapping clamp with adjustable support/locking feet, compression plate with view ports, and angularly adjustable hot tapping system, along with a drill/saw system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: TETRA Applied Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Harry McGraw, Leslie M. Bland, Daniel S. Bangert, Mark F. Gravouia, Rizal Masingkan
  • Patent number: 9784062
    Abstract: A device for cutting and plugging underwater pipes, the device includes a frame with one or more clamps for securing the device to the pipe. Attached to the frame is an arm having a first end and a second end. The first end is attached to an actuation element that in combination with a support bar can pivot and extend the arm. A motor is attached to the second end of the arm. A saw blade and pipe plug is concentrically mounted to the motor. The motor powers the saw blade to cut the pipe transversely. The arm then positions the pipe plug concentric with the cut pipe, and in combination with rotation of the motor, plugs the cut pipe with the pipe plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Inventor: Horacio Solis
  • Patent number: 9769994
    Abstract: An irrigation system comprises one or more waterlines coupled to one or more watering mechanisms for watering one or more areas. The watering mechanisms are fixed in place at the desired area by an adapter which removably couples the one or more watering systems in place. Water is supplied to each of the one or more watering mechanisms by traveling from the one or more waterlines and through one or more pressure compensators. The one or more pressure compensators regulate the water flow through the one or more watering mechanisms enabling the irrigation system to uniformly distribute water at a set and constant pressure value. The water is distributed by one or more valves which are used to control one or more zones of the irrigation system. In some embodiments, a controller controls the system based upon a signal received from one or more sensors of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Waterpulse, Inc.
    Inventors: Yugen Patrick Lockhart, Ronald L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9759333
    Abstract: A bonnet is pressed and fixed to a valve body using a pressing means of an attachment fixed to the valve body, and also a coupling means is released from coupling, and a work housing is attached to the attachment, the pressing means is released from pressing and fixing, the bonnet is taken out to an inside of a storage space of the work housing and is removed, and thereafter a short pipe that has an inner plug is attached to the valve body, the short pipe is pressed and fixed to the valve body using the pressing means of the attachment, the work housing is removed from the attachment, the short pipe and the valve body are coupled and fixed to each other in a sealed state using a second coupling means, and the attachment is removed from the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignees: Okayama City, Taisei Kiko Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuo Munetomo, Mitsunobu Yano, Shinobu Yasui, Mitsuhiro Mori
  • Patent number: 9739410
    Abstract: A clamp for repair of a pipe coupling, includes a clamp unit including a side wall with an inner surface, the inner surface having a curvature dimensioned to match an outer curvature of a pipe coupling to be repaired. A coupling on the clamp unit is constructed and arranged to couple a first portion of the clamp unit with a second portion of the clamp unit. The coupling, when secured, operates to induce a radially inward force on the inner surface of the clamp unit. A window is formed as an opening in the side wall of the clamp unit. The window is dimensioned to expose a flange of a pipe coupling to be repaired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Cox Engineering Company
    Inventor: Stephen J. Skinner
  • Patent number: 9719621
    Abstract: In a snap tap forming method, a partition wall formed along a curvature of a water pipe outer peripheral wall surface is brought into hermetical pressure contact with the water pipe outer peripheral wall and is mounted on the outer peripheral wall at a position corresponding to an inflow opening portion of a gate valve and at which a snap tap of the water pipe is formed. A center drill guide small hole aligned with the snap tap axis is drilled in a center portion of partition wall. A drilling machine inserted in a water flow sleeve of the gate valve is inserted into the aforementioned small hole. A water diverting port is formed in the partition wall and a peripheral wall of the water pipe using a core drill by advancing the drilling machine while estimating a drilling center. Then the drilling machine is removed from a water flow passage in the gate valve, and the snap tap is connected to the water diverting port by a snap tap attaching tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Yone Corporation
    Inventors: Toyohiko Yoneda, Tetsuzo Yoneda, Norio Doman
  • Patent number: 9638368
    Abstract: A snap fitting for use in plumbing is provided. The snap fitting includes a main body formed of plastic and shaped to extend partially around a cylindrical pipe to snap over the pipe and an inset for extending from an interior side of the main body into a hole in the cylindrical pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: David J. Kriens, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9638600
    Abstract: A process fluid pressure sensor assembly includes a pressure sensor configured to sense a pressure of a process fluid. The assembly includes a pressure sensor body formed of an insulating material. The pressure sensor includes a plurality of electrical contact pads which couple to a pressure sensing element of the body of the pressure sensor. An interconnect body is configured to fit over an end of the pressure sensor body. A plurality of electrical connectors carried in the interconnect body are in electrical contact with the plurality of electrical contact pads. A wiring harness attaches to the interconnect body and includes a plurality of wires which are electrically connected to the plurality of electrical connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Rosemount Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas John Haywood
  • Patent number: 9605989
    Abstract: A liquid level meter includes: an exterior portion having an internal space which a liquid to be measured flows in; and a pressure sensitive portion provided inside the exterior portion and having a pressure sensitive surface; wherein the exterior has holes that it is arranged on each of a vertically lower side and a vertically upper side relative to the pressure sensitive surface, and the holes connect an inside and outside of the internal space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kenta Sato, Kentaro Yoda, Hisao Motoyama
  • Patent number: 9599268
    Abstract: A fitting for a pipe generally includes a saddle for coupling the fitting to the pipe and a tap for establishing fluid communication between the fitting and the pipe. The saddle defines a channel extending generally longitudinally through the saddle, and the channel is free of threads. And, the tap is configured to couple to the saddle within the channel of the saddle. A press for installing the fitting to the pipe generally includes a housing configured to releasably couple to the fitting, and a spike configured to releasably couple to the housing and extend at least partly through the fitting for piercing the pipe to thereby allow at least part of the fitting to be inserted into the pipe through the piercing in the pipe to thereby establishing fluid communication between the fitting and the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventors: Thomas A. King, Duane K. Smith
  • Patent number: 9459170
    Abstract: A pressure measurement assembly is provided. The assembly includes a pressure sensor mount having an aperture therethrough. A pressure sensor passes through and is mounted to the aperture. The pressure sensor has an electrical characteristic that varies with applied pressure. An isolator plug is configured to be exposed to a process fluid. The isolator plug has an isolation diaphragm disposed to contact the process fluid. A passageway is fluidically coupled to the isolation diaphragm to convey process fluid pressure from the isolation diaphragm to the pressure sensor through an incompressible fluid. The pressure sensor mount is coupled to the isolator plug and has a non-circular shape when viewed along an axis of the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Rosemount Inc.
    Inventor: Nicholas John Haywood
  • Patent number: 9416695
    Abstract: A non-return valve for an oil return in the crankcase ventilation system of a combustion engine includes a valve housing, a valve body which is mounted in the valve housing so as to be displaceable as a whole between an open position and a closed position, wherein the valve body in the non-operating state of the combustion engine is maintained in the open position without preload and the valve body is configured to automatically move to the closed position in case of an overpressure at the crankcase side with respect to the oil separator chamber. The non-return valve is provided and configured to be inserted into a mounting of a cylinder head cover of the combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: BRUSS SEALING SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Manfred Brand, Doerte Petigk, Thomas Schrader
  • Patent number: 9389106
    Abstract: A remote seal assembly for subsea applications is provided. The assembly includes an upper housing having a fluid coupling for coupling the remote seal to a process fluid pressure measurement device. A lower housing is coupled to the upper housing and has an interface that is configured to mount to a pressure vessel. The lower housing also has a process fluid inlet. An isolation diaphragm is disposed between the upper and lower housings. At least one of the upper housing, lower housing and isolation diaphragm are constructed from a material suitable for immersion in saltwater. In some embodiments, the lower housing has a shoulder disposed about the process fluid inlet and a plurality of self-energizing seals configured to couple the assembly to a venturi flow meter body. A subsea process fluid flow measurement system is also provided that includes a pressure transmitter and at least one subsea remote seal assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Rosemount Inc.
    Inventors: Ivar Breen, Brent W. Miller, Jay Scheldorf, Gokhan Aydar, David Broden
  • Patent number: 9388610
    Abstract: A door latch assembly of a vehicle includes an outer handle lever connected to a door outside handle. An opening lever is configured to pivot in a door opening direction when the outer handle lever pivots. A pawl lever is coaxially connected to the opening lever and configured to pivot with the opening lever in the door opening direction in a door unlocked state. A door locking and unlocking device is configured to pivot the opening lever and the pawl lever in the door unlocked state in the door opening direction. A claw lever is restricted by the pawl lever to lock a striker when the door is locked and is released from the pawl lever to release the striker when the door is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, PYEONG HWA AUTOMOTIVE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Hyun Lee, Jong Cheol Oh
  • Patent number: 9371951
    Abstract: In some implementations, an injection system that injects sealant into a pipe, pressure component or valve while containing the pipe, pressure component or valve repair that significantly reduces or eliminates release of hazardous material from inside the pipe, pressure component valve or injection system and thus significantly reduces emission of the hazardous material from inside the pipe, pressure component or valve into the environment and protecting the repair technicians.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: Forge Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lee Miller, Daniel J. Rybicki, Mathew A. Rybicki, Lawrence J. Povse, Kenneth R. Vejr, Andre S. Todd, John M. Griffin
  • Patent number: 9309737
    Abstract: A rotating gate valve can be used to shear cables or tubing as it closes to obstruct flow. In embodiments, a valve body can have a flow passage and a lateral bore that is transverse to the flow passage. The gate can have a generally cylindrical shape and can rotate about the axis of the gate as it moves laterally to close a flow passage. The lateral and rotational movement can shear articles such as, for example, cables and tubing that extend through the flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Vetco Gray U.K. Limited
    Inventors: David J. Alexander, Prabhu Palanisamy, Hussain Hashemizadeh
  • Patent number: 9303808
    Abstract: In some implementations, an injection system that injects sealant into a pipe, pressure component or valve while containing the pipe, pressure component or valve repair that significantly reduces or eliminates release of hazardous material from inside the pipe, pressure component valve or injection system and thus significantly reduces emission of the hazardous material from inside the pipe, pressure component or valve into the environment and protecting the repair technicians.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Forge Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lee Miller, Daniel J. Rybicki, Mathew A. Rybicki, Lawrence J. Povse, Kenneth R. Vejr, Andre S. Todd, John M. Griffin
  • Patent number: 9249919
    Abstract: In some implementations, an injection system that injects sealant into a pipe, pressure component or valve while containing the pipe, pressure component or valve repair that significantly reduces or eliminates release of hazardous material from inside the pipe, pressure component valve or injection system and thus significantly reduces emission of the hazardous material from inside the pipe, pressure component or valve into the environment and protecting the repair technicians.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Forge Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lee Miller, Daniel J. Rybicki, Mathew A. Rybicki, Lawrence J. Povse, Kenneth R. Vejr, Andre S. Todd, John M. Griffin
  • Patent number: 9212775
    Abstract: In some implementations, an injection system that injects sealant into a pipe, pressure component or valve while containing the pipe, pressure component or valve repair that significantly reduces or eliminates release of hazardous material from inside the pipe, pressure component valve or injection system and thus significantly reduces emission of the hazardous material from inside the pipe, pressure component or valve into the environment and protecting the repair technicians.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Forge Tech, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Lee Miller, Daniel J. Rybicki, Mathew A. Rybicki, Lawrence J. Povse, Kenneth R. Vejr, Andre S. Todd, John M. Griffin
  • Patent number: 9052050
    Abstract: A valve device and assembly procedure thereof on a in-service pipeline by mounting an assembly that includes an operative subset, a deposit subset, and lateral sets which are assembled on a pipeline so that, without shutting down the pipeline service, the pipeline is perforated, and valve seats, included with the valve device, are displaced until the device is in-service, thus arranging the valve device to enable the control of the fluid circulation through the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Santiago Alberto Ferrari
  • Patent number: 9022054
    Abstract: The invention relates to a maintenance device for maintaining an elongated and in particular tubular hollow body (2), which is designed to conduct a fluid, having a sealing device (4) comprising a function unit (12), said sealing device being provided for sealing a working area (9) with respect to surroundings of the hollow body (2) and being movable in a direction along a surface of the hollow body (2), wherein the sealing device (4) comprising the function unit (12) can be moved at least partially in the longitudinal direction (B) of the hollow body (2), relative to the surface (7) of same, while preserving a tight seal. In addition, a method for forming a maintenance access on an elongated and in particular tubular hollow body is claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Rosen Swiss AG
    Inventor: Hermann Rosen
  • Patent number: 9010350
    Abstract: A hot tapping assembly for hot tapping into a multiple string configuration to obtain access to the production tubing without removing outer layers of casing, the hot tapping assembly including a hot tapping clamp and a hot tapping seal assembly. In one embodiment, the hot tapping clamp includes a clamp plate having an access bore. The clamp plate can engage with an outer surface of a pipe. In another embodiment, the hot tapping seal assembly can engage with the hot tapping clamp, and includes a hot tapping tubular that can engage with the outer surface of the pipe through the hot tapping clamp's access bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: BTI Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Cenac, Richard J. Robichaux, John William Angers
  • Patent number: 8967188
    Abstract: A shear valve (10) comprises a casing having a first part (12) for positioning on one side of a pipe and a second part (14) engageable with the first part (12) for positioning on the other side of the pipe. A blade (26) is disposed substantially within the first part and is actuable across the pipe towards the second part for cutting the pipe. The blade has a support region for supporting the periphery of the pipe as the pipe is being cut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventors: Gary Humm, Scott Humm
  • Publication number: 20140345702
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for tapping into a pressurized multiple strings of coaxially situated tubulars for wells and/or platforms which have overturned wherein the tapping occurs underwater via a diver or remotely operated vehicle. The assembly includes a tapping tool connectable to the tubular via a saddle connection and an adjustable tapping clamp with adjustable support/locking feet, compression plate with view ports, and angularly adjustable hot tapping system, along with a drill/saw system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Tetra Applied Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Harry MCGRAW, Leslie M. BLAND, Daniel S. BANGERT, Mark F. GRAVOUIA, Rizal MASINGKAN
  • Patent number: 8893739
    Abstract: Disclosed is a maintenance device for an elongate, tubular hollow member (2) designed to conduct a fluid. Said maintenance device comprises a sealing mechanism (4) which is to seal a working zone (9) relative to surroundings (30) of the hollow member (2) and can be moved in one direction along the hollow member (2). A side of the sealing mechanism (4) that faces the hollow member (2) forms an at least partially curved surface and can be moved in the longitudinal direction of the hollow member (2), especially in order to be placed in the sealing position. A method for servicing an elongate, tubular hollow member (2) is also claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Rosen Swiss AG
    Inventor: Hermann Rosen
  • Patent number: 8826929
    Abstract: A tapping tee assembly and method is provided for fluidly connecting to a conduit. The tapping tee assembly includes a body having a conduit recess for receiving the conduit and further defining a passage having one end adjacent the conduit recess. A cutter is received in the passage and engages a threaded region of the passage for selective advancement and retraction within the passage upon rotation relative the body. The cutter comprises a first component with first and second ends and having a cutting edge at the first end for cutting through a side wall of the conduit to establish fluid communication between the main passage and the conduit. A second component is secured to the first component at the second end either by mechanically securing or molding the second component to the first component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Elster Perfection Corporation
    Inventors: James R. Moran, Ryan K. Wodrich, David L. Robison