Static Constructional Installations Patents (Class 137/356)
  • Patent number: 9681609
    Abstract: The application discloses a unique technique for watering a garden. This technique involves application of a watering system. This system provides an enclosure about the garden plot that includes a barrier permissive of light and air to the garden plot and at least partly preventing entry of land animals of interest to the garden plot. The garden plot is watered through a number of misting nozzles connected to the enclosure and held above the garden plot. Water is distributed to the misting nozzles with a conduit loop. Multiple conduit loops may be included to disburse the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventor: Michael Anthony Kaminski
  • Patent number: 9682751
    Abstract: An offshore loading system operable to load a substance between a first structure and a second structure separate from the first structure, the second structure including a manifold, includes a loading arm having a process pipe to carry the substance during a process of loading the substance by the loading arm, the process pipe including a free end, the loading arm coupled to the first structure. A control unit is coupled to the loading arm and operable to direct the free end of the loading arm, and a first acceleration sensor electronically coupled to the control unit. The first acceleration sensor is operable to detect relative movement of the first structure with respect to the second structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: EMCO WHEATON GMBH
    Inventor: Martin Dicke-Kuenitz
  • Patent number: 9639094
    Abstract: An electronic device for controlling pressure regulators, enabling remote adjustments and corrections for pressure drops and supply line expansion is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Michael D. Palmer
  • Patent number: 9527096
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein describe sprinkler systems that are integrated into a fence. More specifically, embodiments relate to a sprinkler system with sprinkler heads that are configured to be extended from a top surface of the fence when in operation and recessed into the fence when not in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Inventor: Mark Folks
  • Patent number: 9359155
    Abstract: A loading system comprising: a loading arm, said loading arm having a process pipe which provides a conduit to carry fluid during a process of loading the fluid by said loading arm; a control unit coupled to said loading arm, to direct a free end of said loading arm; an electronic logic controller coupled to said control unit; a first electronic sensor electronically coupled to said logic controller, said first electronic sensor adapted to detect movement of a first structure when said loading arm is mounted to said first structure, said movement relative to another second structure or the stationary world.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: EMCO WHEATON GMBH
    Inventor: Martin Dicke-Kuenitz
  • Publication number: 20150136245
    Abstract: A waterway adapter with multi-angle adjustment includes a rotary joint, a connector, a rotating shaft, a turning block, an upper arm, and a position unit. A lifting rod rotates around the connector to adjust the distance from the wall. An upper-arm rotates around the rotating shaft and a shower head rotates with upper-arm accordingly for persons with different height.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Alex Hong
  • Publication number: 20150083232
    Abstract: A vertical clamping device is provided that supports a flow cell component in a vertical configuration in which the flow cell is on an opposite side of the vertical support from the electronic interface. The clamp includes a vertical setting to receive the flow cell component and provides an electronic interface on a vertical surface of the vertical setting. A block supports the fluidics interface and can move in a horizontal direction bringing the fluidics interface into contact with the flow cell component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: David M. COX
  • Publication number: 20150013783
    Abstract: A surgical boom having a surgical head with an electrical connection, a plurality of inlet ports, a compressed gas outlet, and a water outlet, one of the inlet ports having a cover, a hollow surgical arm mounted to a ceiling in a room and having a plurality of joints, a shaft passing through said ceiling, and a shaft collar attached to the ceiling, an outlet port, a filter media arranged between said outlet port and one of the inlet ports, the filter media comprising an ULPA media and an adsorbant layer, a control panel, a suction unit configured and arranged in a position below the ceiling to cause a fluid to be drawn from the inlet port through the filter media and out through said outlet port while minimizing noise in the proximity of the inlet port, wherein the fluid drawn from said inlet port comprises an exhaust path through the hollow arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher A. Palmerton, Samantha Bonano, Anthony Lizauckas, Kyrylo Shvetsov, Daniel Palmerton, Gregory Pepe, Joseph Lynch
  • Publication number: 20150000765
    Abstract: An article storage facility is provided which is relatively simple in structure and in which it is easier to perform maintenance work of apparatus provided to each zone. A first switching valve is provided in each of a plurality of zone gas supply portions whereas a second switching valve is provided in each of a plurality of storage section gas supply portions. A plurality of relief passages is provided with each relief passage connected to the inactive gas supply passage on a downstream side, with respect to a gas supplying direction, of the position in which the first switching valve is provided and on an upstream side, with respect to the gas supplying direction, of the position in which the second switching valve is provided in the inactive gas supply passage. A zone relief switching valve is provided to each of the plurality of relief passages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroshi Otsuka, Shinsuke Kawamura, Tadahiro Yoshimoto
  • Publication number: 20150000766
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a manifold assembly includes a skid, a low pressure manifold connected to the skid, and a high pressure manifold connected to the skid. In another aspect, the high pressure manifold has a modular configuration so that the high pressure manifold is disconnectable in whole or in part from the skid, and reconnectable in whole or in part to the skid. In yet another aspect, the high pressure manifold includes high pressure modules, all of which are in fluid communication with each other and each of which is adapted to be in fluid communication with at least one pump. In still yet another aspect, the low pressure manifold includes one or more flow lines, the high pressure manifold includes fittings, and the manifold assembly includes vibration isolators to dampen dynamic loading, the vibration isolators being disposed between the fittings and the one or more flow lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Ron Arizpe, Lun Tsuei, Timothy Long, Adam Hardman, Matthew Green
  • Publication number: 20140261712
    Abstract: A method and device for extracting fluid from a body of fluid is has a bellows with a feed system interfaced to a first end of the bellows. A floating head is interfaced to a distal second end of the bellows and has one or more buoyancy elements. The buoyancy elements cause the floating head to float at a surface of the fluid. One or more inlets on a lower surface of the floating head are in fluid communication with the distal second end of the bellows, such that, fluid from a stratum beneath the surface of the fluid is drawn into the inlet(s), passes through the bellows, and into the feed system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Moody, Raymond Charles Bellas
  • Publication number: 20140261578
    Abstract: A device for emitting bubbles in a vehicle wash facility includes a plenum supported with respect to ground. The plenum includes an air inlet with a first area and an air outlet with a second area. The plenum air outlet is in communication with at least one foaming chamber. The foaming chamber includes a generally planar media element disposed therein. The foaming chamber includes a spray jet located therein, which is in communication with a source of chemical. The spray jet configured to emit a chemical onto the generally planar media element. The device also includes a plurality of nozzle portions in communication with the foaming chamber for emitting bubbles therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Michael J. Belanger, Barry S. Turner, David L. Tognetti, Mark D. Morin
  • Publication number: 20140261732
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a canister connection apparatus designed to efficiently and easily connect a pressurized canister to an external system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: C. Brad Green, Devon Browne, Joseph Lehman, Brent Burchfield
  • Publication number: 20140261767
    Abstract: An insulator base for an electronic faucet includes a housing supporting a light assembly and a connecting wire electrically coupled to the light assembly. A polymer housing secures the light assembly and the connecting wire within the housing. A non-conductive exterior film allows the isolation base to match the finish on an electronically controlled faucet for electrical isolation and faucet status display.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MASCO CORPORATION OF INDIANA
    Inventors: Adam M. DeVries, Kurt Judson Thomas, Kyle Robert Davidson, Michael J. Veros, Robert W. Rodenbeck
  • Publication number: 20140060668
    Abstract: An aeration and drainage system includes an aeration & drain pipe which contains slots on its upper surface, a stand which holds said aeration & drain pipe above a bottom surface, an air and liquid transfer element attached to the aeration & drain pipe and positioned over said slots. Additionally the air and liquid transfer element extends upward from the slots, and the air and liquid transfer element contains openings on its top to allow fluids to flow into the air and liquid transfer element and through the slots in the aeration & drain pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: BUILDWORKS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Dirk Kerkhoff, Johan Kerkhoff
  • Publication number: 20140034137
    Abstract: An offshore fluid transfer system comprising a boom (2100) and at least one movable fluid conveying pipe (3000) attached to the boom, said movable pipe (3000) comprising, starting from its anchorage point, a length for extension, then an outer valve (3210) for coupling to a third party loading pipe, a maneuvering cable called outer maneuvering cable (4100) maneuvered from the boom (2100) being furthermore linked to the free end of the movable pipe at a point referred to as cable anchorage point, characterized in that the anchorage point is rigidly connected to the outer valve (3210). The invention also relates to the corresponding method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: FMC TECHNOLOGIES SA
    Inventors: Orla Ann Kelly, Olivier Diana, Renaud Le Devehat
  • Publication number: 20140034138
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a semiconductor manufacturing device, which can be applied in a semiconductor metal interconnection process, and a manufacturing method thereof. The semiconductor manufacturing device includes a loadlock chamber, at least one process chamber, a transfer chamber, and an oxidation preventing gas supply unit. The process chamber processes an annealing process by receiving a substrate. The transfer chamber transfers the substrate between the loadlock chamber and the process chamber. The oxidation preventing gas supply unit supplies oxidation preventing gas into either the transfer chamber or the loadlock chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: WONIK IPS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ki-Hoon Lee, Dong-Ho Ryu
  • Publication number: 20140014199
    Abstract: A system for raising water for OTEC and desalination is provided. The system includes at least one submerged platform positioned within a body of water, wherein the at least one submerged platform is buoyantly held up from a bottom surface of the body of water, and wherein the at least one submerged platform is held below a top surface of the body of water by at least one mooring attached to the bottom surface of the body of water. At least one cable is movably connected to the at least one submerged platform. At least one container is held by the at least one cable, wherein a quantity of water is emptied from the at least one container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Inventor: Douglas Edwards
  • Publication number: 20130284287
    Abstract: Substrate supports for use in process chambers having limited physical space for configuring chamber components are disclosed. In some embodiments, a substrate support may include a body having a support surface; a utilities feed coupled to the body and comprising a second portion coupled to and extending laterally away from the body beyond a diameter of the body, and first portion coupled to the second portion and extending perpendicularly away from the body; and a cover plate movably disposable beneath and with respect to the body between a first position disposed completely beneath the body, and a second position wherein the cover plate is disposed over the first portion of the utilities feed and includes a first portion disposed beneath the body, and wherein the first portion has a curved edge having a radius equal to the distance from a central axis of the support surface to the curved edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: PAUL BENJAMIN REUTER, MARTIN JEFFREY SALINAS, JARED AHMAD LEE, IMAD YOUSIF
  • Publication number: 20130167439
    Abstract: A garden tile comprises a body including a top and a first edge. The body is constructed of a rigid material allowing a person to walk upon the body without substantially deforming the body and without substantially deforming the water channel. Further, the top of the body includes a water channel that is sloped toward the first edge of the body. When placed in a garden, the water channel directs water from the top of the tile to any plant roots near the first edge of the garden tile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: Sean Herrberg
  • Publication number: 20120285553
    Abstract: A self-weighted water tank device for a solar energy system includes a plurality of water tanks to construct a water tank module for securing the whole system. A passage is configured between the water tanks of the module. The passage is at a certain highness of the tanks such that the water collected in the tanks can be maintained at a certain level. The water in the tank module can provide as a water supply source to provide water to satisfy the water demand of the demand side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventors: CHI JOE KAO, Kuei-Kuang Chen
  • Publication number: 20120186666
    Abstract: A fuel dispensing system is disclosed that includes an above-ground interface and a below-ground dispenser. The interface may provide for selecting fuel types and grades and performing conventional fuel purchase transactions. The below-ground dispenser includes control circuitry, one or more pumps and metering components that supply fuel as desired to the above-ground interface. The above-ground equipment is coupled to the below-ground equipment via one or more break-away assemblies. In the event the above-ground equipment is impacted or torn from the base, the break-away assemblies interrupt the flow of fuel and power. The installation may be serviced by repair and/or replacement of the above-ground interface without adversely affecting the underground dispenser system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: David Randy Auton
  • Publication number: 20120145719
    Abstract: A foot pedal mechanism for an automated dump station includes a safety release functionality so that when the foot pedal is secured in a closed position and excessive force is applied to the foot pedal, the foot pedal and the locking mechanisms are not damaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Inventor: Vito Ignatius Bartolotta
  • Publication number: 20110167557
    Abstract: A bronze outlet pipe and making process thereof comprises the steps of: a. fluid inflation forming; b. working an outer wall of the tube member; c. working a first and a second connectors; d. working an arcuate leadless brass tube; e. selectively welding the first inlet with the orifice or welding the first outlet with the mouth together; f. welding the first connector and the tube member together; g. selectively welding the first connector or the second connector with the first opening of the first inlet together, or welding the orifice of the first connector or the mouth of the second connector with the first inlet of the tube member or the first outlet of the tube member together; h. surface treating; wherein the tube member and plural welding portions are surface treated to finish the bronze outlet pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Publication date: July 14, 2011
    Inventor: Xiqiao Tan
  • Publication number: 20110088791
    Abstract: A rainwater-collection device includes a tank with an upper portion, a lower portion, a rainwater inlet at the upper portion, a rainwater overflow outlet at the upper portion, and a rainwater drain outlet at the lower portion. The inlet couples to an upper downspout segment of a gutter system of a building and the overflow outlet couples to a lower downspout segment in positions so that rainwater coming down the upper downspout flows into the tank through the inlet, and once the rainwater fills the tank, then the excess water overflows out of the tank through the overflow outlet, down the lower downspout segment, and away from the building. Methods of installing the collection device include separating the existing downspout into the upper and lower downspout segments and coupling them to the rainwater inlet and overflow outlets, respectively, without the need to trim down the downspout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 21, 2011
    Inventor: Richard PRIMM, JR.
  • Publication number: 20100263760
    Abstract: A pump iron restraint system is disclosed in which a fastening system is coupled to successive pump iron joints and a wireline is threaded through the fastening system. The fastening system may comprise a pair of endless flat straps, each of which is coupled to one of the pump iron joints. The eyes of the endless flat straps are placed around the interior arch of the screw pin shackle. A wireline is placed through the spaced formed by the screw pin and the screw pin shackle. The wireline is secured at the well site so that the wireline is taut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2009
    Publication date: October 21, 2010
    Inventor: Gilbert Anthony Gayaut
  • Patent number: 7776222
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing ballast water, cooling water, and/or auxiliary service water to a marine vessel is provided. The apparatus includes a plurality of pumps coupled to a docking facility. Each of the pumps collect water surrounding the docking facility and provides filtered water to the marine vessel as the vessel is moored. One or both of the docking facility and pumps may include a filtering device configured to prevent marine species from being entrained in the collected water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Inventors: David Lee Glessner, Michael Webster Sparks
  • Publication number: 20100132810
    Abstract: A mounting fixture for a shower valve adjustably positions the shower valve in depth and angular orientation with respect to a finished wall surface, even after the shower valve has been plumbed or roughed in.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventor: David K. Pompian
  • Publication number: 20100122738
    Abstract: A grey water disposal system which is ideally placed below a parking lot. Water flow chambers are positioned beneath said parking lot. These water flow chambers having a solid upper surface and open at the bottom. Pipes communicating grey water into said water flow chambers. In one embodiment, the water flow chambers are configured with at least two legs and the pipes are configured to selectively deliver the grey water to different legs as dictated by a remotely controlled valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Publication date: May 20, 2010
    Inventor: David Williamson
  • Publication number: 20100116358
    Abstract: To facilitate cleaning and to facilitate management thereof, a dust-removal managing pit is provided with an upper pit having a bottom and to which an inflow pipe is connected and a cylindrical lower vertical pit having its upper part connected to the upper pit for supplying water flowing down from an upper-end opening portion to a water storage tank. The upper end of the lower vertical pit is provided penetrating a bottom wall of the upper pit, while a peripheral wall of the upper pit is provided so as to surround the upper end of the lower vertical pit, and a peripheral groove for precipitating solid substances contained in water is formed between the periphery of the upper end of the lower vertical pit and the peripheral wall. A mesh plate constituted capable of filtering water leading to the peripheral groove is provided on the upper pit. One end of a drain pipe with the other end connected to a sewer pipe is connected to the peripheral wall, and an adjusting valve is provided in the drain pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Publication date: May 13, 2010
    Applicant: TOTETU MFG. CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Seiichiro Takai
  • Patent number: 7451779
    Abstract: A universal mounting bracket is provided for coplanar and bi-planar differential pressure (DP) transmitters, and gauge pressure transmitters. The bracket includes a support defining a plurality of planes, with at least two sets of bracket mounts disposed on mutually orthogonal planes. At least two sets of coplanar DP transmitter mounts are also disposed on mutually orthogonal planes, and at least one set of bi-planar DP transmitter mounts is configured for mounting the bi-planar DP transmitter in any one of a plurality of mutually orthogonal orientations. The bracket also includes at least two sets of gauge pressure transmitter mounts on mutually orthogonal planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2008
    Assignee: Invensys Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard P. Casimiro, Steven D. Lantagne
  • Publication number: 20080276996
    Abstract: A platform for industrial installations, in particular for high-pressure descalers (3a) or other machines (3) with optionally bundled supply, discharge, and/or distribution conduits (11) which in operational position, are connectable with fixed conduits of a respective machine (3), can be provided as a central installation for connecting media and power lines that can be monitored and easily inspected, with an arrangement being carried out in an immediate proximity with predetermined distance, lateral position and height with regard to a connectable machine (3) with control units (4), devices (4), drives (5) and drive consoles (5a), distribution blocks (6), valve units (7), control elements and the like being distributed over a horizontal, polygonal platform foundation surface (2) according to their functions with regard to the machine (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2005
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Inventors: Klaus Ginsberg, Guenter Mueller, Klaus Baeumer, Volker Heinfling
  • Patent number: 7431100
    Abstract: A fire fighting tool includes an elongated hollow cylindrical nozzle having a plurality of openings surrounding the nozzle, a tubular member and a coupling for connecting the tubular member to a hose. The tool also includes a mounting member for positioning the nozzle within an interior of a structure. The mounting member includes a base, an upper member and a pair of rotatable clamping members adjustably mounted on the mounting member for engaging inner and outer surfaces of a wall. The mounting member and nozzle extend through an opening in the wall for spraying water or other fire suppressant onto the fire. The tool also includes a rotatable heat shield for protecting a fireman from heat and smoke and a handle for carrying the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Inventor: Zafer J. Al-Osaimi
  • Publication number: 20080128030
    Abstract: Systems and methods for collecting, storing, and redistributing water, which systems and methods make use of building foundations and surface concrete slab structures. A variety of rainwater collectors are anticipated, including rooftop collection systems (e.g., gutters) and ground surface covering structures (driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, and patios). These collection systems are joined together in a collection conduit system that carries the rainwater to one or more rainwater containment vessels. The stored water may then be redistributed, again through a variety of distribution means, to address part or all of the landscape watering requirements of the property. The system takes advantage of standard foundation and slab construction techniques to establish a major portion of the structure required for the containment vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Publication date: June 5, 2008
    Inventor: David Lewis
  • Patent number: 7207326
    Abstract: A barbeque assembly including a support structure for a barbeque grill housing that may be easily and quickly assembled. Assembly of the support structure may be completed with few or no tools. The support structure includes first (62) and second support (64) members for supporting the grill housing (74) in a generally horizontal orientation, and a cross beam (66). A manually installable connector (200) is used to manually connect the cross beam (66) at a first end to the first support member (62) and to manually connect the cross beam (66) at a second end to the second support member (64). The first and second support members (62, 64) and connection member (66) preferably form a substantially rigid structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Inventors: Stuart T. McKenzie, Sydney Richard Barkhouse
  • Patent number: 7036522
    Abstract: A solenoid actuated pneumatic valve assembly including a valve body having a pressurized air supply inlet port in fluid communication with a source of pressurized air, an outlet port adapted to be in fluid communication with at least one active pneumatically operated device, and a pass-through port. The pass-through port is adapted to be in fluid communication with and provide a pass-through of the supply of pressurized air to the inlet port of at least one other valve assembly such that the valves are mounted in series with respect to the supply of pressurized air. A latching assembly is also provided that is supported upon the valve body and is adapted to engage and be operatively retained within an aperture in a mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2006
    Assignee: MAC Valves, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin C. Williams, Robert H. Neff
  • Publication number: 20040084085
    Abstract: A housing (10) for mounting on a mounting surface and for supporting and protectively enclosing a regulator (12) and one or more gauges (14,16) associated with providing, controlling, and monitoring a flow of gas from a pressurized gas supply, such as is commonly used, for example, in welding, cutting, and otherwise heating metal. The housing (10) comprises a front (20); a left side (22); a right side (24); a top (26), including a bolt flange (28); a bottom (30); a hinge (32); and a securement mechanism (34). The hinge (32) allows for easy access to the regulator (12) and gauges (14,16) without requiring that the housing (10) be completely removed from the mounting surface. The securement mechanism (34) includes one or more isolation mechanisms (64,68) for reducing or substantially eliminating transmission of potentially accuracy-affecting or otherwise damaging vibrations to the regulator (12) and gauges (14,16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2002
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventor: Bob W. Fancher
  • Patent number: 6685854
    Abstract: A thermally stable electrically conductive polymer mixture, for use in forming electrically conductive molded articles, includes at least two additives for contributing to the polymer mixture's electrical conductivity. At least one of the additives concentrates at or near the surface of a molded article for electrical surface conductivity, while at least one other additive concentrates at or near the core of a molded article to heighten electrical core conductivity to promote electrostatic discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Assignee: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy L. Memmer
  • Patent number: 6640502
    Abstract: A fluid leak capture and drainage system for ceiling leaks which includes a ceiling panel support grid and a plurality of ceiling panels mounted thereon is disclosed. The ceiling panel has a raised platform located in the center of the panel and a wall extending along the periphery of the panel so that a perimeter trough is formed between the platform and the wall. The wall has a top edge and a rim extending outwardly and generally perpendicularly from the top edge of the wall and at least one opening formed through the wall. A fitting is connected to the opening and tubing is attached to the fitting for draining the trough as fluid collects therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: Stephen M. Mueller
  • Patent number: 6539972
    Abstract: An arrangement of pipelines of a high-pressure distribution network for liquid operating media, such as lubricants, coolants, and hydraulic pressure media for control members or drives, for a roll stand having a roll housing. The pipelines are supply pipelines, discharge pipelines, and distribution pipelines, wherein the roll stand has several consumers connected to the high-pressure distribution network for the liquid operating media. The supply lines and the discharge lines are combined to form modules of groups of pipelines mountable on the roll stand. The nominal pressure of the operating media is standardized within the pipelines of the high-pressure distribution network to a value of approximately 290 bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: SMS Schloemann-Siemag Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Frank Benner, Harald Rackel, Friedhelm Reimann, Heinz Hopfenziz, Helmut Stötzel, Heinz Trudewind, Walter Nietsch
  • Patent number: 6267136
    Abstract: A faucet assembly including a resilient reinforcing member that ensures the faucet set compresses a sealing gasket to prevent leaks. The faucet set is secured to the deck or mounting flange of a sink from below the sink using installation nuts that can fasten the faucet set to the sink mounting location using threaded members. A gasket fits between the top of the sink mounting flange and the bottom of the faucet set. On the opposite side of the sink flange mounting location for the faucet set, a resilient stiffener is placed that contains apertures through which the mounting threaded members extend. The installation nuts are threaded onto the threaded members compressing the resilient reinforcing member. The resiliency and modulus of the reinforcing member ensures that the gasket is compressed by the faucet set even if some stress is applied during use of the faucet set no gap appears between the faucet set, the gasket and the sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2001
    Inventor: Floyd M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 6178993
    Abstract: A covering rosette (4) for a sanitary wall-fitting comprises, in a manner known as such, a covering plate (6) which is capable of being fastened to the wall-fitting and an ornamental hood (5) which is detachably fastened to the covering plate (6). Covering plate (6) and ornamental hood (5) are each provided with passage openings (8, 18) for a region of the wall-fitting onto which an ornamental cap (1) is capable of being pushed from outside. On the covering plate (6) and/or on the ornamental hood (5) at least one spring shackle (25) is provided, the boundary surface (25c) of which pointing towards the axis of the passage openings (8, 18) is situated in the tension-free state on a circle, the diameter of which is equal to or smaller than the outside diameter of the push-on ornamental cap (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2001
    Assignee: Hansa Metallwerke AG
    Inventor: Hans Oberdorfer
  • Patent number: 6148850
    Abstract: A washing machine outlet box includes a bottom wall having a first drain port for a washing machine hose and a second drain port for a condensate line. Communicating with both drain ports is a common tailpiece integral with the bottom wall. The common tailpiece includes an outlet for connection to a drain pipe and wall sections defining a first passageway from the first drain port to the outlet and a second passageway from the second drain port to the outlet. This allows both drain ports to be connected to the drain pipe with only one solvent weld between the tailpiece and drain pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Oatey Co.
    Inventors: Raun A. Kopp, Michael W. Minnick, Robert S. Kane
  • Patent number: 6145893
    Abstract: A structure of a pipeline connector is mainly composed of a socket, a restriction ring, a cover ring, a fixed inner pipe, a fixed outer pipe and a stopping ring. The socket is composed of a cone shaped opening and secured with an inner pipe. The opening of the socket comprises a restriction ring and a locknut, with the fixed inner pipe secured within the socket by means of the locknut, the fixed inner pipe and the inner pipe of the fixed inner pipe been inserted through the fixed outer pipe and sleeved with a stopping ring at the end of the inner pipe so as to allow a smooth sliding of the fixed inner pipe and the fixed outer pipe, relatively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2000
    Inventor: Hsien-wen Kuo
  • Patent number: 6131604
    Abstract: A lockout device is designed for preventing unauthorized use of a valve located below ground level, the valve having a rotatable valve actuator. The device includes an elongated tubular housing of a length to have a lower end at the valve actuator and an upper end accessible generally at ground level. An encapsulating mechanism including a trap door are provided at the lower end of the tubular housing for securing the lower end to the valve and encapsulating the rotatable valve actuator, with the tubular housing being freely rotatable relative to the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2000
    Inventor: Michael W. Harriss
  • Patent number: 6105606
    Abstract: This invention concerns a cabinet for chemical canister storage and dispensing. More particularly, this invention concerns a cabinet structure comprising: walls connected to a base and a top to provide an enclosed structure; wherein at least one wall has at least one vent opening on the lower portion thereof; wherein an upper portion of the cabinet has a exhaust outlet hole; wherein one or more baffles are positioned within the cabinet structure to direct a flow of air over fittings of a canister, a cabinet manifold, or both as the air moves from the at least one vent opening to the exhaust outlet hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2000
    Assignee: Advanced Delivery & Chemical Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert M. Jackson
  • Patent number: 6062252
    Abstract: An apparatus for preventing a gas meter from settling when fill dirt surrounding a plastic gas line settles with time including a rigid protective sleeve, positioned in surrounding relation to the plastic gas pipe line. A support rod is provided which has one end resting upon a footer of the building. The other end of the support rod is secured to an upper end of the protective sleeve. At the bottom of the protective sleeve, a break-away pipe support fixture is secured to the protective sleeve. The support fixture extends away from the protective sleeve and is positioned to releasably hold a looped slack portion of the plastic gas supply line before the supply line extends into the protective sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2000
    Inventors: David J. Southern, Leslie H. Zuck
  • Patent number: 5957155
    Abstract: A housing is connected to an electrically-operated anti-siphon valve having solenoid wiring to house the solenoid wiring and control wiring where the wiring is interconnected to protect the wiring from the elements and provide a neat appearance. Wiring clips are located within the housing to connect the solenoid wiring and the control wiring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Inventor: Thomas A. Lovejoy
  • Patent number: 5725008
    Abstract: A faucet assembly including a resilient reinforcing member that ensures the faucet set compresses a sealing gasket to prevent leaks. The faucet set is secured to the deck or mounting flange of a sink from below the sink using winged nuts that can fasten the faucet set to the sink mounting location using threaded members. A gasket fits between the top of the sink mounting flange and the bottom of the faucet set. On the opposite side of the sink flange mounting location for the faucet set, a resilient stiffener is placed that contains apertures through which the mounting threaded members extend. The winged nuts are threaded onto the threaded members compressing the resilient reinforcing member. The resiliency and modulus of the reinforcing member ensures that the gasket is compressed by the faucet set even if some stress is applied during use of the faucet set no gap appears between the faucet set, the gasket and the sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 10, 1998
    Inventor: Floyd M. Johnson
  • Patent number: 5717564
    Abstract: A fuel dispenser includes a housing, a compartment in the housing, electrical controls and a terminal device in the compartment and a fixture extending into the compartment. The fuel dispenser is field-installed by connecting an external conduit to the housing and running unbroken electrical leads through the external conduit and the fixture. The electrical leads are terminated at the terminal device and the fixture is sealed against vapor transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 10, 1998
    Assignee: Bennett Pump Company
    Inventor: Adam J. Lindale