With Means For Plural Hoses Patents (Class 137/355.17)
  • Patent number: 11097088
    Abstract: A medical tubing housing device is provided including a housing having a front housing portion, a rear housing portion and a spool of medical tubing rotatably mounted within the housing. A retraction mechanism, including a drive plate and a spiral torsion spring, is mounted within the housing between the spool and the rear housing portion and the drive plate is in engagement with the spool. An inlet is provided on the rear housing portion for receipt of an external fluid source and is in fluid communication with the supply tubing through a collar of the housing and a connecting portion rotatably attached to the collar. The spiral torsion spring is movable between an unstressed condition and a stressed condition when the spool is rotated as the medical tubing is pulled out of the housing. The medical tubing housing device may also include a wall mount to mount the housing to a stable surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: Brian Hupps
  • Patent number: 11091348
    Abstract: A hose reel, for reeling up a hose for a fluid, is disclosed. The hose reel comprises a drum (100) for the hose to be reeled up on, the drum being moulded, the drum comprising, as integral moulded parts, a swivel connector (120) arranged at a central axis (110), the drum being rotatable about the central axis, a central flow path (130) coaxial with the central axis (110), and a radial flow path (140) extending radially from the central flow path; and a swivel (200) for a supply of the fluid, the swivel being connected to the swivel connector. A method for connecting a hose to the hose reel is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of: rotating the drum to align the connector (300) with the opening (410) of the housing (400); and connecting a hose to the connector, alternatively, before connecting the hose, releasing an already present hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: CEIN AB
    Inventors: Ove Gustafsson, Johan Olsson
  • Patent number: 11014116
    Abstract: A pull-out hose guiding device for guiding a pull-out hose having at least one hose bend of variable hose bend length, wherein the pull-out hose guiding device includes a hose guiding box configured for accommodating the hose bend in an anti-twist manner in a box-inwards hanging position, and a guide weight roller arrangement including at least one guide weight roller which is insertable into a bend reversion zone of the hose bend for rotary motion about a roller rotational axis. The guide weight roller with its roller rotational axis is capable of translational motion in a hose bend lengthwise direction box-outwards with decreasing hose bend length and box-inwards with increasing hose bend length. A sanitary shower device may be equipped with such a pull-out hose guiding device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Hansgrohe SE
    Inventors: Fabian Melle, Jürgen Schorer
  • Patent number: 10947083
    Abstract: A coiled tubing unit includes a coiled tubing assembly and a slickline assembly sharing an axis of rotation with the coiled tubing assembly. A shaft of the coiled tubing assembly is received by bearings on a slickline drum of the slickline assembly and extends through an interior of the slickline drum. A swivel joint connection is rotatably affixed on an end of the shaft as it exits the interior of the slickline drum, thus allowing for introduction of fluid or cabling into the shaft and into the coiled tubing. The coiled tubing drum and slickline drum can rotate independently and are powered independently of each other. The coiled tubing and slickline assemblies are preferably affixed to a removable module, the removable module being positioned on a skid having a power unit and appropriate controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Kevin Mazarac
  • Patent number: 10858217
    Abstract: A hose reel includes a frame, a reel rotatably arranged within the frame and a rewind mechanism with a spring. A removable lid is attached to the frame and encloses an inside of the hose reel from all directions to prevent a user of the hose reel from accessing the inside of the hose reel. An axle is rotatable in relation to the reel. A first end of the spring is attached to the reel and a second end of the spring is attached to the axle. The axle has an outer end connected to the lid to prevent mutual rotation between the lid and the outer end in a direction which decreases the spring force of the spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Fiskars Finland Oy Ab
    Inventor: Vesa Poutiainen
  • Patent number: 10633215
    Abstract: A hose reel 1 comprising a rotatable hub 2 and a stationary stand 4, wherein rotatable hub is arranged to roll on or roll off a hose. A swivel arrangement 3 forms an axis around a central axis of the rotatable hub, wherein the swivel arrangement comprises a rotatable part connecting to the rotatable hub and a stationary part connecting to the stationary stand, and wherein the swivel arrangement forms a passage for fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Joh. Mourik & Co. Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Paul Timmer
  • Patent number: 10625978
    Abstract: A telecommunications cable spool for storing, paying-out, and reeling-in a telecommunications cable includes a spool, an axis of rotation, and a rotatable cable guide mounted about the axis. The spool defines a wrapping area that receives a plurality of wraps of the cable and defines a circumference. The axis passes through the spool within the circumference. The guide defines a rotating cable guide path with a first end adjacent the wrapping area and a second end positioned near the axis. The first end of the path is oriented at least partially tangential to the circumference, and the second end of the path is oriented at least partially aligned with the axis. The cable is routed along a cable route that extends between first and second ends with a storage portion between the ends of the route. The route includes a transitional portion along the guide path between the storage portion and the second end of the route. A portion of the transitional portion is routed through a center of the storage portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Ray Mertesdorf
  • Patent number: 10563909
    Abstract: A refrigerator appliance having a quick fill dispenser to rapidly fill a container. The refrigerator may include a water storage receptacle. The water storage receptacle may be in fluid communication with a water filter. The water storage receptacle may dispense water at a flow rate greater than the flow rate entering the water storage receptacle. A valve may be downstream of the water storage receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eric Scalf, Robert Digman, Paul Staun
  • Patent number: 10494222
    Abstract: A coiled tubing unit includes a coiled tubing assembly and a slickline assembly sharing an axis of rotation with the coiled tubing assembly. A shaft of the coiled tubing assembly is received by bearings on a slickline drum of the slickline assembly and extends through an interior of the slickline drum. A swivel joint connection is rotatably affixed on an end of the main shaft as it exits the interior of the slickline drum, thus allowing for introduction of fluid or cabling into the main shaft and into the coiled tubing. The coiled tubing drum and slickline drum can rotate independently and are powered independently of each other. The coiled tubing and slickline assemblies are preferably affixed to a removable module, the removable module being positioned on a skid having a power unit and appropriate controls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: RADJET SERVICES US, INC.
    Inventor: Kevin Mazarac
  • Patent number: 10413713
    Abstract: A medical tubing housing device is provided including a housing having a front housing portion, a rear housing portion and a spool of medical tubing rotatably mounted within the housing. A retraction mechanism, including a drive plate and a spiral torsion spring, is mounted within the housing between the spool and the rear housing portion and the drive plate is in engagement with the spool. An inlet is provided on the rear housing portion for receipt of an external fluid source and is in fluid communication with the supply tubing through a collar of the housing and a connecting portion rotatably attached to the collar. The spiral torsion spring is movable between an unstressed condition and a stressed condition when the spool is rotated as the medical tubing is pulled out of the housing. The medical tubing housing device may also include a wall mount to mount the housing to a stable surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Brian Reese Hupps
  • Patent number: 10336571
    Abstract: A multiple flexible lance hose take-up drum apparatus or device in accordance with the present disclosure includes a base having three or more support legs and a hollow take-up drum assembly rotatably supported from the base. The drum assembly includes a hollow cylindrical shell, a bottom plate fastened to the shell, a high pressure fluid supply connection and a manifold positioned radially along a bottom plate of the shell for connection to one end of each of a plurality of flexible lance hoses. The base includes an L shaped support arm extending from the bases alongside the shell. A plurality of guide tubes are supported by the support arm and aligned over a rim of the shell for guiding flexible lance hoses into and out of the take-up drum assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: STONEAGE, INC.
    Inventor: Jeffery R. Barnes
  • Patent number: 10305270
    Abstract: An electric wire protecting member that includes a belt-shaped base portion that extends in a belt-shape and three or more partition portions that are formed along a direction in which the belt-shaped base portion extends and are provided in parallel to each other at intervals into which the electric wires can be accommodated in a width direction of the belt-shaped base portion. Slits for dividing the three or more partition portions are formed at least at one location along the width direction of the belt-shaped base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignees: AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD., SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kuboki, Hiroki Hirai, Tomoyuki Sakata, Makoto Higashikozono
  • Patent number: 9793699
    Abstract: The present disclosure is of an automated cord reel apparatus comprising a housing; an electrical cord accommodated into the housing with one end of the electrical cord being mounted with a plug member connected to a wall receptacle and the other end of the electrical cord being mounted with an extension socket; and an electric cord unwinding/winding device for unwinding or winding the electric cord in response to a user option, wherein the electric cord, a motor adjusting a rotation direction of the guide unit, and a switch mounted at the extension socket to turn on/off and forwardly/backwardly rotate the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Sung Yol Yun
  • Patent number: 9759190
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wind turbine with a nacelle and a rotor, the rotor including a number of blades and a hub, the nacelle and the hub being connected with each other in an interface region, the wind turbine further including a transport system for transporting hydraulic and/or pneumatic fluid from the nacelle into the hub. The transport system includes a rotary unit as a connection through which the fluid passes and a part of which rotates in operation together with the hub which rotary unit is positioned in the hub at a position distanced from the interface region facing away from the nacelle, the transport system further including a pipe system leading from the interface region into the hub to the rotary unit and being fixed in its position. The disclosure also concerns a method of construction of such wind turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Finn Kjaergaard, Jesper Munch
  • Patent number: 9605772
    Abstract: A technique for simultaneously releasing a plurality of control lines, and in particular to facilitate an oilfield operation with respect to a subsea wellbore. A hose reel or a plurality of hose reels may be mounted on a skid which, in turn, may be positioned on a vessel that works in cooperation with an offshore platform. Each hose reel is designed to engage a hose bundle via a release mechanism which releasably couples a plurality of control lines carried by the hose bundle. The release mechanism includes a primary release and a secondary release to selectively enable disconnection of the control lines and release of the hose bundle from the skid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Larry Michael McKee, Matthew E. Wilson, Christopher Shen
  • Patent number: 9395216
    Abstract: A reel-based curved boom that follows a predetermined arch or trajectory is disclosed. Such a disappearing controllable-arch sensor boom or crane can enable a sensor on the end of the boom to be extended from a vehicle over obstacles such as walls or low buildings. It can also be extended to view the underside of bridges, or of the vehicle itself. It can be used to view targets of interest that are not within the direct field of view of the vehicle or from directly above said vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventor: Glenn B. Slagle
  • Patent number: 9388552
    Abstract: A bar-like member includes a base end portion, a leading end portion opposite to the base end portion, and a fixed portion provided between the base end portion and the leading end portion and fixed to an upper frame. A binding band is adapted to bind the bar-like member and an arranging member together in order to fix the arranging member arranged along the bar-like member. The fixed portion of the bar-like member is formed by folding the bar-like member between the base end portion and the leading end portion, and has an outer peripheral surface fixed to the upper frame in abutting contact with the upper frame. The leading end portion of the bar-like member is positioned away from the upper frame by fixing the outer peripheral surface of the fixed portion to the upper frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Okunishi, Kazuhiro Uesugi
  • Patent number: 9359168
    Abstract: A storage apparatus for one or more cleaning lances is provided. The storage apparatus can be utilized in connection with a driving apparatus that controls the cleaning movements of a cleaning lance with respect to certain industrial equipment such as a heat exchanger. The driving apparatus can be utilized to feed an additional length of the cleaning lance to the tubes of exchanger or to retract the cleaning lance from the tubes of the exchanger. The storing apparatus can be utilized to store the cleaning lance, regulate the distribution and movement of the cleaning lance, and prevent tangling or snagging of the cleaning lance during the cleaning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: HYDROCHEM LLC
    Inventors: Frank Joseph Moll, Terry Lee Crock
  • Patent number: 9175525
    Abstract: A manipulator device (4) arranged to move a hose manifold (13) as one or more hoses (12) is/are being connected to and disconnected from pipelines (11) arranged on a marine riser (1), the manipulator (4) being fixed to an undercarriage (3) which is movable relative to a working well (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: FRIGSTAD ENGINEERING LTD.
    Inventor: Gunnar Sigurd Faye
  • Patent number: 9010573
    Abstract: There is provided in one aspect a nozzle boot arrangement for supporting a nozzle of a fuel dispensing unit, the nozzle including a spout and a base portion including a grip. The arrangement includes a nozzle boot including means for supporting the nozzle at the base portion thereof, and a section for receiving at least a portion of the spout. The arrangement also includes a stopper provided at said receiving section and formed separately from said nozzle boot. The stopper is arranged to cooperate with the spout to prevent the nozzle from falling about from the nozzle boot arrangement by rotation of the nozzle about said supporting means. According to further aspects, there is provided a fuel dispensing unit, a nozzle boot module and method of manufacturing a nozzle boot arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Wayne Fueling Systems Sweden AB
    Inventors: Bengt Ingemar Larsson, Hanna Helgesson
  • Publication number: 20140332095
    Abstract: Pump apparatus comprising a base or chassis, a power unit and a reel assembly each operatively mounted to the base or chassis, a flexible conveyor conduit and flexible service line adapted to be payed out from the reel assembly and a work head including a pump operatively connected to the conveyor conduit. The work head comprises a pump having an outlet which is operatively connected to a conveying conduit, a support frame to which the pump is mounted and a powered traction drive assembly operatively mounted to the support frame. The reel assembly comprises a reel rotatably mounted to the base or chassis, a conveying conduit and a flexible service line, each being adapted to be wound thereon and payed out therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: WEIR MINERALS AUSTRALIA LTD.
    Inventors: Peter Smit, Robert Tumer, Reman Murandi, Kevin Brighton
  • Patent number: 8505570
    Abstract: A mobile crane has at least two crane booms which are connected together by a joint such that the angular position with respect to each other can be adjusted. At least one hose between the crane booms, and the hose is exposed in the region of the joint in at least one angular position of the crane booms. At least one flexurally elastic sheet is connected with the at least one hose or covers it at least in the exposed region and can flex when the angular position of the at least two crane booms is changed. The at least one flexurally elastic sheet can be moved into or respectively out of one of the crane booms upon a change in the angular position of the crane booms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Palfinger AG
    Inventor: Eckhard Wimmer
  • Patent number: 8414272
    Abstract: A compression control unit for a compression device includes a mount on the back of a housing for mounting the compression control unit on a bed unit. The mount includes a securing portion spaced from a back of the housing and lying in a plane generally opposing the back of the housing. The securing portion partially defines a channel for receiving a part of the bed unit to secure the compression control unit to the bed unit. Spaced apart wing portions extend generally upward and laterally outward relative to the securing portion. The wing portions are configured so that fluid tubing secured to an outlet of the compression control unit can be wrapped around the wing portions when the compression control unit is mounted on the bed unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: David Rork Swisher, Kelly M. Anderson, James G. Hanlon
  • Patent number: 8133039
    Abstract: A compression control unit for a compression device includes a mount on the back of a housing for mounting the compression control unit on a bed unit. The mount includes a securing portion spaced from a back of the housing and lying in a plane generally opposing the back of the housing. The securing portion partially defines a channel for receiving a part of the bed unit to secure the compression control unit to the bed unit. Spaced apart wing portions extend generally upward and laterally outward relative to the securing portion. The wing portions are configured so that fluid tubing secured to an outlet of the compression control unit can be wrapped around the wing portions when the compression control unit is mounted on the bed unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Kelly M. Anderson, David Rork Swisher, James G. Hanlon
  • Publication number: 20110278324
    Abstract: Systems and methods for storing, dispensing, and working with fluids are disclosed. Embodiments include modular systems designed to facilitate pre-assembled shipping and system reconfiguration. Embodiments further include color-coding and shape-coding of various items and labels to reduce confusion and mistakes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Michael Tony Kilian, Gary Richard Kilian
  • Patent number: 7168443
    Abstract: A tank which is primarily intended for spraying applications and mountable on an all terrain vehicle (“ATV”). The tank (10) includes a main tank section (11) which, in use, extends laterally of the ATV and at least one longitudinally extending arm 12. The pump assembly is located in a cavity (14) in the underside of the main tank section (11). A cover (15) can cover the cavity (14) to mount the pump assembly in place. The tank (10) can include a removable auxiliary tank (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: C-Dax Systems Limited
    Inventors: Warwick Bruce Smith, Christopher Torr
  • Patent number: 7077650
    Abstract: The present invention provides a utility line extension and retraction system for enabling users thereof to selectively extend a utility line for utility line use and retract the utility line for utility line storage. The utility line extension and retraction system essentially comprises a plurality of utility line cassettes. Each utility line cassette essentially comprises two laterally-spaced, pulley-receiving walls, an anterior line outlet end, a posterior line inlet end, a stationary pulley assembly adjacent the anterior line outlet end; a traveling pulley assembly intermediate the anterior line outlet end and the posterior line inlet end, and a utility line extending from the posterior line inlet end to the anterior line outlet end, which line imparts motion to the traveling pulley assembly. The traveling pulley assembly travels along a closed path comprising an ascension path, a descension path, and an extended-state rest stop intermediate the ascension and descension paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Inventor: Charles R. Johnstone
  • Patent number: 7013937
    Abstract: Apparatus for transporting mineral from a point of mining to a remote location, the apparatus including a mobile mineral breaker rig (MBR) having a mineral outlet, the rig including a fluid inlet pipe for receiving conveying fluid, a mineral inlet for introducing mineral from said mineral outlet into said fluid pipe and a fluid outlet pipe for conveying said fluid mixed with mineral received from said mineral outlet, an extensible pipeline assembly (EPA) connected at one end to said inlet and outlet pipes and being adapted for connection at its opposite end to one end of a static pipeline communicating with said remote location, said extensible pipeline assembly being expandable to enable said mobile rig to move away from said one end of the static pipeline whilst maintaining fluid communication therewith, said extensible pipeline assembly comprising a series of elongate pipe assemblies (90a, 90b, 90c) which are articulated at adjacent ends to one another in a zig-zag manner via an articulated joint, each elo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: MMD Design and Consultancy
    Inventor: Alan Potts
  • Patent number: 6976286
    Abstract: The present invention 10 discloses a portable, self-draining utility bucket 12. The motorized drainage system of the present invention 10 comprises a bucket 12 on wheels 14, a draining pump assembly 16 which incorporates an electrical motor 18 and a retractable cord assembly 20. The wastewater from the bucket 12 is pumped through the drain hose 22 and dispensed into a sink 24. This eliminates any need to lift the bucket 12 in order to drain it, which saves pain and hard work, and eliminates possible injury at work. An on/off switch 26, a ground fault interrupter circuit breaker (GFI) 28, a clip-on fill hose 30, and a conventional mop strainer 32 are also provided. The present invention has three designs for domestic, commercial and hospital applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Inventor: Edwin Sanabria
  • Patent number: 6945270
    Abstract: A reeling device has a base, two reeling wheels, a connector assembly and two handlebars. The base has two chambers and two notches communicate respectively with the chambers. The reeling wheels are rotatably attached respectively inside the chambers for hoses being mounted around the reeling wheels. The connector assembly is attached to the reeling wheels and the base and has an input connector and an output connector. Each one of the input connector and the out connector has a combining end combined with each other. The handlebars are pivotally attached respectively to the reeling wheels. Accordingly, the hoses can be expanded in different way to make the reeling device convenient and versatile in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Inventor: Cheng-Wen Su
  • Patent number: 6907939
    Abstract: A system for storing and deploying fire hoses to combat a fire on a selected floor of a high-rise building. The system includes an underground storage area directly beneath the building, a plurality of reel assemblies located inside the storage area, an underground pump, an integrated piping network, a plurality of mechanical tracks and a station located on the roof that has a pair of roof standpipes extending therefrom. Each reel assembly has a reel, a fire hose and an underground standpipe. Each track extends vertically along side walls of the building. In use, an operator uses an electronic control panel in communication with the reels and the rollers to specify the floor of the fire. The hoses unravel from their reels and are propelled up the tracks by rotating rollers. The pump turns on and transports water from an independent source, through the piping network and to the hoses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Inventor: John Cuyler
  • Patent number: 6814327
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for securing a vacuum hose and a pressure hose of a carpet cleaning system to a support. In one embodiment, the support is secured to a railing structure of a building or dwelling. The vacuum hose and pressure hose are extended from a base unit to the support which is secured to the railing structure. Both the vacuum hose and the pressure hose are secured or clamped within the support such that both hoses are supported and held intermediately between the base unit and an application wand. This method of supporting vacuum and pressure hoses of a carpet cleaning system is particularly useful when cleaning floors and carpets on levels above ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Inventor: John D. Myer, II
  • Patent number: 6792970
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a flat water hose coiler, comprising a hollow main shaft pivotally passing through a central hole of a middle partition, a water hose connecting section and a water outlet arc protruded outward from the hose body, and the water hose connecting section is for connecting a flat water hose, and the water outlet and is connected to a connecting shaft outside the hose, and a water hose connecting section is also disposed on the outside of the shaft for connecting another flat water hose; the shaft and the connecting shaft at their outer end each has a side ring cover; rotating the side ring cover can coil or release the flat water hose. The coiler accommodates two water hoses separately into the water hose accommodating space on both sides of the coiler. The coiling and releasing actions can be performed independently without interfering each other; the two independent water hoses regardless of being coiled or released, the water in the water hoses keeps on running.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: Global Industries Holdings Ltd.
    Inventor: Pei-Ying Lin
  • Patent number: 6789564
    Abstract: A hose reel includes a reel and a movable curve tube disposed on the center of a tabular rack. A cover is fixed on a lateral side of the rack while a crank is positioned on the other lateral side. A multi-path hose connects to a movable curve tube by a coupling for being wound on the reel through the crank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Inventor: Chung-Cheng Wu
  • Patent number: 6484747
    Abstract: A medical gas utility stand for connection to at least one remote medical gas source, each medical gas source detachably connectable to a gas conduit line so that the gas conduit line is in fluid communication with one medical gas source. The gas utility stand includes a base connected to a substantially upright support member. The gas utility stand also includes a gas connection member having at least one gas conduit defining a gas passage extending between an input end and an output end, the gas connection member fixedly connected to the support member adjacent its top end. Additionally, the gas utility stand has at least one pair of identical gas fittings, each gas fitting defining a bore extending between an attachment end and a securing end, the securing ends of one pair of identical gas fittings detachably secured to the opposing input end and output end of one gas conduit so that the bores of the pair of identical gas fittings are in communication with the gas passage of the gas conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2002
    Inventor: Jerry S. Bridgers
  • Patent number: 6446663
    Abstract: It is of the type comprising a first cylindrical structure and a second cylindrical structure with different diameters (1, 2), the main first flexible pipe (8) being held and stored in a first cylindrical structure (1), the two cylindrical structures (1, 2) being concentric, able to rotate about an approximately vertical axis of rotation (A) and having an upper face (1a, 1b) which is open and a lower face which is closed by an end plate (3), and means (4) for rotating the said cylindrical structures, characterized in that the secondary second pipe (14) is arranged in the second cylindrical structure (2) which comprises three distinct and concentric housings (11, 12, 13), the two end housings, namely the innermost housing (13) and the outermost housing (11), being for holding and storing the said secondary second pipe (14), the central housing (12) constituting a transition zone for the passage of the said secondary pipe (14) between the innermost and outermost housings (11, 13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Coflexip
    Inventor: Robert Francis
  • Patent number: 6443178
    Abstract: The present application is a molding service station for providing accessories utilized in the casting production which includes a sturdy weighted pedestal base, at least a first panel and second panel spaced apart for holding the various accessories and equipment. A column connects the panel to the pedestal base. The molding service station includes an electric power source, a compressed air source and natural gas source all used in the casting process. The panels are constructed in the form of a lattice allowing various hooks and other holding means to be easily attached and removed from various locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2002
    Inventor: Lakshimi P. Gupta
  • Patent number: 6378279
    Abstract: A crop harvesting implement operatively connected to a tractor having a wheeled frame, a draft tongue, a hydraulic cylinder interconnecting the frame and the draft tongue, a hydraulic cylinder interconnecting the frame and the draft tongue, and a hydraulic conduit system containing at least one flexible hose extending from the forward end of the draft tongue to the tractor, is provided with a hydraulic hose support pivotally mounted on the forward end of the draft tongue to support the flexible hoses at a position forward of the draft tongue. The pivoted hose support is mounted in a pivot bracket that is fixed to the forwardmost end of the draft tongue. The pivoted hose support includes a vertical portion defining a generally vertical pivot axis about which the hose support can rotatably move in conjunction with the pivoting motion of the draft tongue relative to the tractor and frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: New Holland North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Garret H. Smith, Terry A. Young, Melanie W. Harkcom, Carlos M. Maldonado
  • Patent number: 6338360
    Abstract: A hose reel carrier includes a wheeled structure having spaced apart side walls and a top wall covering a receptacle; a hose reel is rotatably mounted between the side walls and is rotated by a hand crank operated outside one of the side walls; a reciprocating hose guide carried on support rods is also driven by the crank; a fluid connection is provided through the other side wall to supply fluid to a hose carried on the reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2002
    Assignee: Ames True Temper Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Spear, Steven F. Brooker
  • Publication number: 20010009162
    Abstract: Device for housing and storing at least two distinct spoolable pipes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2001
    Publication date: July 26, 2001
    Applicant: Coflexip
    Inventor: Robert Francis
  • Patent number: 6170542
    Abstract: Electronic air-supplying and pressure-equalizer system for tires, to be preferably installed at petrol stations, service areas, mechanical assistance points on roads or the like, similar to those comprising a compression unit, which, either through a deposit or directly, supplies a gas, preferably compressed air, to an inflating unit, which has several inflating conduits having, at their free ends, mechanisms for coupling the inflating conduits to a tire valve, as well as a structure for supporting the conduits, which is provided with a working unit or machine (1), including a housing (2), a metal framework (11), an electronic measuring instrument, and a pneumatic equipment (35) a propeller or compressor equipment, having an inner or outer compressing unit, a basis or supporting unit and an air-delivering unit (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2001
    Assignee: Fast Air S.L.
    Inventor: Fermin Jaime Loureiro Benimeli