With Coupling Patents (Class 137/798)
  • Patent number: 10080703
    Abstract: An assembly having an adaptor for coupling with a medical container having a septum. The adaptor includes a gripping member for securing the adaptor to the medical container; a pierceable elastomeric piece which, in an inactive state of the adaptor, does not contact the septum outer surface with pressure, and, in an active state of the adaptor, contacts the septum outer surface with pressure; a blister comprising a shell and a removable closing membrane forming a housing receiving the adaptor; a retaining system having a first retaining portion on the adaptor and a second retaining portion on the shell, the first retaining portion adapted, in a locked position of the retaining system, to cooperate with the second retaining portion, when the adaptor is not in the active state; and an unlocking portion adapted to transition the retaining system to an unlocked position, when the adaptor is in the active state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventors: Franck Carrel, Frédéric Perot
  • Patent number: 10081039
    Abstract: A pressure transmitter coupling for coupling a pressure transmitter to a process fluid includes a process coupling face having a process coupling port configured to couple to impulse piping. A pressure transmitter coupling face is arranged at an angle to the process coupling face, the pressure transmitter coupling face including a pressure transmitter coupling port configured to fluidically couple to the pressure transmitter. A process fluid passageway extends between the process coupling port and the pressure transmitter coupling port. A rod out port is aligned with the process fluid coupling port and configured to receive a cleaning rod therethrough to clean the process coupling port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: John Henry Stehle, Nathaniel Kirk Kenyon, Bryce Arthur Bingham, Gregory Robert Strom
  • Patent number: 10076467
    Abstract: An assembly including a connecting member to be mounted on a first medical container, an adaptor including a gripping member to be mounted on a second medical container, a pierceable elastomeric piece, fixed with respect to the gripping member, a protecting envelope comprising a rigid shell substantially surrounding the connecting member and the adaptor in a storage position of the assembly, in which the connecting member is separate from the adaptor. The rigid shell is closed by a removable film. The assembly further comprises a first engagement portion for preventing the connecting member from escaping from the rigid shell when the film is removed. Also, a kit including such an assembly and first and second medical containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventor: Franck Carrel
  • Patent number: 9683687
    Abstract: A spherical exhaust pipe joint 1 includes an outer case 6, an inner case 8, a seal body 13 facing an inner peripheral surface 9 of the outer case 6 and an outer peripheral surface 11 of the inner case 8, a seal body 16 facing the inner peripheral surface 9 of the outer case 6 and the outer peripheral surface 11 of the inner case 8, and a wave spring 17 which is disposed between the outer case 6 and the inner case 8 to resiliently urge the seal bodies 13 and 16 in an axial direction toward one of the outer case 6 and the inner case 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventors: Hideto Arigaya, Hidetoshi Kaida, Tsuyoshi Suematsu
  • Patent number: 9573736
    Abstract: A connector for a self sealing fitment that includes a body, a lower flange, and a locking mechanism. The connector is configured to sealingly engage with a cap coupled to a spout of a flexible bag by sealingly engaging with a sealing membrane of the cap. The locking mechanism facilitates the maintaining of the same in the inserted configuration. A lockout collar is provided to preclude inadvertent and undesirable coupling between a connector and a sealing membrane of a cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Scholle IPN Corporation
    Inventors: James J. Arch, Charles Thurman, David Bellmore
  • Patent number: 9127579
    Abstract: A fluid management system and a method for managing fluid include a removable cartridge, a fluid reservoir, a fluid exchange pump, and a conduit. The conduit provides fluid communication between the removable cartridge and the fluid reservoir. The fluid exchange pump transfers a first fluid from the fluid reservoir to the removable cartridge in a first direction, and permits a flow of a second fluid from the removable cartridge to the fluid reservoir in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: Timothy E. Miller
  • Publication number: 20150114503
    Abstract: An adjustable drainage coupling includes a housing comprising a first end, a second end, and an inner cavity positioned between the first end and the second end, the second end comprising a securing apparatus, and a drainage apparatus comprising an inlet pipe, an outlet pipe, and a pivoting body fluidly coupled to the inlet pipe and the outlet pipe, the pivoting body configured such that the outlet pipe may pivot with respect to the inlet pipe. The drainage apparatus is positioned such that the pivoting body of the drainage apparatus is enclosed within the inner cavity of the housing, and a locking portion of the outlet pipe is secured to the second end of the housing by the securing apparatus, such that the outlet pipe is secured to the second end of the housing at a desired angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: DC FITTINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley Fallot, Daniel Eugene Waites, Christopher R. O'Keefe, Bridget MacKenzie Crawford, Daniel Francis Falls, Christopher Michael Falls
  • Publication number: 20150068623
    Abstract: The invention relates to a removal system for a portable container and comprises an immersion pipe that is mounted in a bung unit that is held in an opening of the container. Furthermore, the removal system includes an extraction head that can be fastened to the immersion pipe. A switch that generates a switching signal whose switching states indicate whether the extraction head is fastened in a target position on the immersion pipe or not is provided in or on the extraction head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Andreas Szeteli
  • Publication number: 20150059901
    Abstract: A bag connector system includes a first coupling element, with a self-closing seal and a housing having a fluid inlet port and a fluid outlet port, and a second coupling element, with a housing having a fluid inlet end and a fluid outlet end. The fluid inlet end is configured to displace the self-closing seal when inserted into the fluid outlet port of the first coupling element. A bag connector system optionally includes a locking mechanism to maintain the first coupling element and second coupling element in a coupled state. Uncoupling of the first and second coupling elements results in minimal fluid contamination on the outer surfaces of the coupling elements. The bag connector systems provided herein are included in medical appliances for waste management.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Yun Jin, Bret Alexander Weig, John Cline, Mingliang Lawrence Tsai
  • Publication number: 20150045772
    Abstract: An intravenous (IV) set system comprising a primary IV set defining a primary flow line of the IV set system. The primary flow line can include multiple access points along its length and feeds to a merging fluid pathway proximate to the distal terminus of the primary IV set. At least one secondary IV set with corresponding flow lines can be separably joined to the primary IV set to cause the secondary flow lines to be in fluid communication with the primary flow line. At least one of the IV sets can have a unique set of uniform marking indicia to facilitate rapid identification of the IV sets from other IV sets within the IV set system. Such marked and identified primary and/or secondary IV sets can be allocated to specific medical functions and/or can be for use by specific medical personnel to thereby minimize risk of error in administration of an IV to a patient. The IV set system can further comprise a merging fluid pathway about a primary IV set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Lucas Reichert, Edwin T. Bulloch, Anthony Clark Harward
  • Publication number: 20150027913
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical container comprising a pair of containers interconnected with a coupling is described. The containers are intended to contain two components of a pharmaceutical such that when mixed a finished, ready to use, pharmaceutical mixture results. The coupling includes cutting devices that can cut through a frangible membrane when the containers, joined by the coupling are twisted with respect to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Nudo P. J.
  • Publication number: 20150020892
    Abstract: Disclosed is an interface for an implement that is to be operably coupled to a power machine. In one embodiment, a disclosed implement carrier is mountable to a power machine for securing an implement for use with the power machine. The implement carrier includes an implement carrier frame, a locking feature for securing an implement, and a coupler block that is pivotally mounted to the implement carrier frame for engaging couplers on the implement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Clark Equipment Company
    Inventors: Eric J. Behr, Brandon Becker, Mark W. Binstock
  • Publication number: 20150013809
    Abstract: A medical connector for use in a fluid pathway includes a substantially transparent housing having a proximal end with a proximal opening and a distal end with a distal opening, and a cavity extending therebetween. The connector provides a substantially visible fluid flow path extending through a substantial portion of the connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: George A. Lopez, Thomas F. Fangrow, Bob Foret
  • Publication number: 20150013810
    Abstract: An adaptor for coupling with a medical container having a collar closed by a septum including: a tubular body closed at a distal end with a transversal wall from which extends a hollow spike, and at a proximal end by a pierceable elastomeric piece including a cavity having a plurality of circumferentially distributed chambers, each chamber being connected to the hollow spike by a radial channel, the tubular body further receiving an intermediate piece including a plurality of through holes aligned on the chambers, a selecting member having a closure wall provided with one opening, capable of rotating so that the opening is successively aligned with each of the through holes, and a gripping member for securing the adaptor to the medical container. Also, an assembly including the adaptor and a medical container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Becton Dickinson Holdings Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Franck Carrel, Lionel Maritan, Frederic Perot
  • Publication number: 20150013811
    Abstract: An adaptor for coupling with a vial having a collar closed by a septum, the septum having an outer surface directed towards the outside of the vial, the adaptor comprising: a gripping member for securing the adaptor to the vial, the gripping member being capable of being laterally mounted on the collar of the vial and a pierceable elastomeric piece having at least a part intended to be in contact with the outer surface of the septum when the adaptor is secured on the vial. Also, an assembly including such an adaptor and a vial.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Becton Dickinson Holdings Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Franck Carrel, Frederic Perot
  • Publication number: 20140373933
    Abstract: A connector for use in a negative pressure coolant system is disclosed. The connector connects coolant system circulating to an electrical component thereby allowing the coolant to circulate through the electrical component. The connector is made up of two components, a component side connector and a pump side connector, and can be in three positions: disengaged, semi-engaged and fully-engaged. An electrical component can be drained of its coolant while the connector is shifted from the fully-engaged position, to the semi-engaged position and to the disengaged position. This can be accomplished without shutting down the negative pressure coolant system, thus allowing a particular electrical component to be disconnected without affecting the cooling efficiency of other electrical components connected to the system. Because the coolant is drained, it will not spill on the electrical component and cause damage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: CHILLDYNE, INC.
    Inventors: Steve Harrington, Peter C. Deangelis, William C. Campbell
  • Publication number: 20140366972
    Abstract: An arrangement for a fluidic and mechanical connection of two components may include a first component, a second component, and a coupling. The coupling may include a first coupling part arranged on the first component and a second coupling part. A damping part may moveably connect the second coupling part to the second component. An axial overlap region may be formed between the damping part and the second coupling part, which axially on the side facing the first component is bounded by a connecting region for realizing a mechanical connection between the second coupling part and the damping part. The second coupling part may coaxially plug into the first coupling part for fluidic and mechanical connection. At least one sealing element may be radially arranged between the first coupling part and the second coupling part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicants: Fordwerke GmbH, Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Sven A. Kaiser, Andreas Kuske, Thomas Proettel, Daniel Roettger, Franz A. Sommerhoff, Christian Vigild
  • Publication number: 20140352829
    Abstract: A connecting seat structure for a guide mouth of a container is provided. The air pipe of an air compressor is connected to an air inlet control pipe provided at an air inlet. By a control valve of the air inlet control pipe, high-pressure air is guided into the container through an air outlet pipe provided at an air outlet. A pressure gauge or a control solenoid valve provided at a pressure detection opening is to detect and control the pressure of the air guided into the container. The present invention can guide the high-pressure air into the container easily and guide out the content of the container stably, so it is convenient for use and stable for pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Chih-Hsien WANG
  • Publication number: 20140353335
    Abstract: A dispenser comprising a base unit with an actuation mechanism for dispensing liquid and a refill unit insertible into the base in an inverted configuration with its outlet lowermost to supply liquid to the base. The refill comprises an annular wall projecting into the base and defining an outlet from the refill. The annular wall is closable by a valve element. The base comprises a hollow spigot and an annular seal surrounding and spaced from the spigot whereby insertion of the refill into the base causes the spigot to enter the annular wall and lift the valve element from the annular wall to define a flow path from the refill to the spigot. The base also comprises a proximity sensor and an inclination sensor each of which may independently or jointly trigger the actuation mechanism causing the device to operate to deliver one or more doses of liquid from the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Reckitt Benckiser LLC
    Inventor: Jacobus Simon Petrus Van Diepen
  • Publication number: 20140332091
    Abstract: A connector includes a housing having a flow path through which liquid passes, and a male connector connecting portion having a substantially circular tube hole communicating with the flow path; and a valve formed of an elastic material and adapted to block the male connector connecting portion of the housing. The valve includes a top surface exposed from the male connector connecting portion, a bottom surface opposite to the top surface, and a slit opened at least on the top surface or the bottom surface. The housing includes a stopping portion configured to be engaged with a tip end of a male connector to define an insertion length of the male connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ueda, Yasunobu Zushi, Kouhei Taoka
  • Publication number: 20140326346
    Abstract: A fluid coupling member (11) includes a housing (20) having a bore (35). A poppet (41) is slidably disposed in the bore (35). The poppet (41) engages a generally cylindrical seating surface (36) to close the bore when the poppet (41) is in a closed position. The poppet (41) is moveable in one direction to a first opened position (FIG. 3) against the bias of a spring assembly (42, 43, 44) when the fluid coupling member (11) is connected to a second coupling member (12). The poppet (41) moves in the opposite direction to a second opened position (FIG. 2) against the bias of the spring assembly when the fluid coupling member (11) is disconnected from the second coupling member (12). A filter (246) (FIG. 7) includes an enlarged diameter portion (246c) disposed in a conical opening between an enlarged diameter bore portion (239b) and a flaring member (250).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy Marquis, Michael Gose, Andrew Holst, Steve Maher
  • Publication number: 20140326345
    Abstract: A connector structure for a Schrader (American) valve or a Presta (French) valve contains an air connector connected with a Schrader (American) valve or a Presta (French) valve. The Schrader (American) valve includes Schrader (American) threads and a Schrader (American) inlet part; the Presta (French) valve includes Presta (French) threads and a Presta (French) inlet part. The air connector contains a body including a Schrader (American) inserting hole with a Schrader (American) screwing section, a Presta (French) inserting hole, a movable groove, an air intake, and at least one through orifice; a limiting block including a retaining segment with plural locking teeth and including a defining segment; a control set disposed on the body and controlling the defining segment; a stopping rod mounted in and limited by the movable groove, the stopping rod including a confining slot and an abutting segment which correspond to the Schrader (American) inserting hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Birzman Corp.
    Inventor: Chung-Tsun Kuo
  • Publication number: 20140318651
    Abstract: A safety valve device as for use with a compressed gas cylinder and/or a control valve comprising a housing unit, a plug with controlled bleed off channels bored into the plug, an actuator, and an actuating rod, which is designed to engage in the event that a control valve is severed from a compressed gas cylinder, at least partially sealing the opening formed in the compressed gas cylinder from the severing of the control valve, and achieving a safer, controlled bleed off of the compressed gas contained therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: TILDEN C. HARRIS
  • Publication number: 20140311589
    Abstract: A multi-port connector is provided with a body having an inlet port associated with a primary outlet port and a plurality of auxiliary outlet ports. The auxiliary outlet ports may include valve systems for selective fluid engagement with a fluid source. The primary outlet port of the body is valve-free in some embodiments, allowing the connector to be coupled with additional multi-port connectors to form multi-line fluid manifolds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Eley Corporation
    Inventors: Craig D. Eley, Darin L. Schollmeyer
  • Publication number: 20140305519
    Abstract: An adapter connects to a valve to convert the valve of a type, such as but not limited to Schrader or Presta, to a uniform configuration. An attachment head for engages and creates a seal with the adapter and has a release mechanism to disengage the attachment head from the adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Pacific Cycle, LLC
    Inventors: Ian Cassiman, Jesse C. Darley, Brian Koons, Randall S. Koplin, Jeffrey Allen Rogers, Jeff R. Staszak, Joseph J. Werwie, III
  • Publication number: 20140305527
    Abstract: The invention relates to an adapter (1) for a transfer device (20) for a fluid, for the connection of a container (17) containing the fluid, wherein the container (17) is closed by a pierceable closure element (18), and the adapter (1) has an attachment (4) which can be fitted sealingly, in an attachment direction, onto a container mouth closed by the closure element. A penetration element (6) is mounted on the attachment (4) in such a way that the penetration element (6) is movable, with the aid of guide means, between a rest position (R) and a withdrawal position (E), wherein the penetration element (6) has a hollow needle (9) with which the closure element (18) can be pierced in the withdrawal position (E).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Ludwig Daniel Weibel
  • Patent number: 8857470
    Abstract: A connection device for connecting a first reservoir with a second reservoir, includes a first section for arranging the first reservoir closed with a seal; a second section for arranging the second reservoir; and a piercing element which penetrates with a piercing end the seal of the first reservoir when the first reservoir is arranged at the first section. In some embodiments, the piercing element can be moved from a first position into a second position, wherein it blocks in the first position a flow connection between the first and the second section, while in the second position it allows for a flow connection between the first and the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Ismael Rahimy, Torsten Brandenburger
  • Publication number: 20140299211
    Abstract: Joint structure includes a joint plug assembly and a joint outlet assembly. The joint plug assembly includes a plug body, a sealing member, and a flexible member. The plug body defines a receiving channel including a first receiving hole and a second receiving hole communicating with the first receiving hole. A diameter of the second receiving hole is smaller than that of the first receiving hole. The plug body includes a spherical outer surface. The flexible member biases the sealing member to block the second receiving hole. The joint outlet assembly includes an outlet body and a pin. The outlet body defines a latching groove, and the latching groove forms a spherical inner surface. The pin is received in the latching groove and defines at least one groove along a longitudinal direction thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
  • Publication number: 20140290773
    Abstract: The invention relates to a delivery device having two containers (4a, 4b) that are connected with each other and a mixer (3). Preferably, the mixer can be connected with the containers (4a, 4b) by an outer thread (17). Thereby, the mixer has a coupling element (13), a mixer housing (11) rotatable relative to it and a mixing element (12) that is housed in the mixer housing (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: KETTENBACH GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Alexander Bublewitz, Jens-Peter Reber
  • Patent number: 8844979
    Abstract: Quick connect fluid connectors are described that can be used to connect a first fluid system to a second fluid system for transferring fluids between the first and second fluid systems. The connectors include an eccentric mounted roller mechanism disposed within a slot in a main body and that is in continuous engagement with front and back walls of the slot. The eccentric mounted roller mechanism is used to actuate connection collets when the eccentric mounted roller mechanism is rotated. Since the eccentric mounted roller mechanism is in substantially continuous contact with the front and back walls, this ensures a smooth actuation of the main body and the connection collets without any lost motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: FasTest, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Danielson
  • Publication number: 20140283939
    Abstract: A fluid transfer system includes a transfer device coupled to a dry break coupler. The transfer device includes a valve assembly moveable between an open and a closed position. The valve assembly includes a main valve and a pilot valve. An actuator controls both the main valve and the pilot valve. A cam plate interconnects the actuator and the valve assembly. The cam plate provides a quick acting shutoff to quickly move the valve assembly to the closed position. A pivotal and rotatable connector couples the transfer device to the dry break coupler. A lock is integrated with the actuator to lock the valve assembly in the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Frederick W. Blanchard, Alex L. Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20140261818
    Abstract: Provided is a coupler including female and male couplers configured to be coupled together. The female coupler includes one or more detents and a release valve having a release valve member that is movable to an open position to allow for venting of fluid from a cavity in the female coupler to an area outside the coupler, and the male coupler includes a detent recess into which the one or more detents of the female coupler are urged radially inwardly into to couple the female and male couplers. By eliminating a threaded connection between the male and female couplers, the couplers prevent leakage of fluid and/or separation of the couplers due to vibration during use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: Brian W. Cruickshank, Bruce Kasten, Harsh Rajnikant Parekh
  • Publication number: 20140261741
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a coupling system having a rapid-connect coupler configured to engage a male fuel receptacle to convey a fluid. The coupling system may be configured to transition between a coupled configuration and a de-coupled configuration. When transitioning between configurations, significant pressure may build up inside various coupling orifices such that when a disconnection procedure is invoked, the pressure may cause significant forces to push the rapid-connect coupler off of the male receptacle. This may lead to damage and injury. Thus, coupling system may further include vent holes configured to allow pressure inside to be relieved when transitioning from the coupled configuration to the de-coupled configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Macro Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Howard M. KONISHI
  • Publication number: 20140261868
    Abstract: A container assembly for use with a high-pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) instrument is disclosed, in which the container assembly, when coupled to a source of pressurized gas, provides fluid medium to the HPLC instrument at positive pressure. The container assembly has an external exterior container shell, an internal fluid container for holding fluid medium, an interstitial volume between the external exterior container shell and the internal fluid container, a port for fluidly connecting the volume to a pressurized gas source, and a port for fluidly connecting the internal fluid container to the HPLC instrument. As a pressurized gas in the interstitial volume increases, fluid medium flows out of the port connected to the internal fluid bag and container assembly at a positive pressure. A system incorporating the container assembly, and method of use of the same, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Wrench, William Mainwaring-Burton, Chris Butcher, Nick Harrison
  • Publication number: 20140261819
    Abstract: A female coupling device includes: a main body having a front face, the front face including an opening leading into a fluid passageway; a stem having a stem head positioned within a sleeve; a spring positioned about the stem that biases the sleeve into a closed position; a first seal that seals between the main body and the sleeve; a second seal that seals between the sleeve and the stem head; and a third seal that is positioned at the opening of the main body to seal against a mating male coupling device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: David J. Vranish
  • Publication number: 20140238519
    Abstract: An integrated vacuum port module includes a base 12 and a mounting feature secured to the base and operable to form an airtight connection with a housing 14. A first tubular conduit 28 is secured to the base 12 forming a flow passage extending through the base 12 from an exterior to interior side. A second tubular similarly secured to the base 12 forming a flow passage extending through the base 12. A flow port, pressure sensing port or exhaust port 22 is fluidically connected to and secured to at least one of the tubular conduits 28,30 and arranged within the housing 14.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Gregg Updike, Dan Huff
  • Publication number: 20140238781
    Abstract: A pneumatic vacuum valve is situated atop a cylinder or convenient working space utilized in conjunction with a pneumatic elevator. The vacuum valve has a coupling unit holding a diaphragm device for actuation of the diaphragm against a flow control opening. An Allen screw uses a simple regulation device to control the flow of air into a working chamber for expansion and contraction of the diaphragm device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Carlos M. Ascua, Juan Carlos de Ledebur
  • Publication number: 20140230933
    Abstract: A quick-connection hydraulic coupling joint (1) is described, comprising a female connection component (1a) equipped with a first passage duct (3a) of a pressurised working fluid connected with a first passage opening (5a) of such fluid, and a male connection component (1b) equipped with a second passage duct (3b) of such fluid connected with a second passage opening (5b) of such fluid, such male connection component (1b) being equipped with a projecting connection element (7b) on the surface of which such second passage opening (5b) is arranged, and such female connection component (1a) being equipped with a corresponding seat (7a) on the surface of which such first passage opening (5a) is arranged and is adapted to house therein such projecting connection element (7b) in order to share a common flow axis F-F of such fluid placed at an angle ?<<90° with respect to a virtual, front connection interface plane P.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Giovanni Andrina
  • Publication number: 20140230932
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, a vial adaptor comprises a housing configured to couple the adaptor with a vial, an access channel, a regulator channel, and a regulator assembly. The access channel is configured to facilitate withdrawal of fluid from the vial when the adaptor is coupled to the vial. The regulator channel is configured to facilitate a flow of a regulating fluid from the regulator assembly to compensate for changes in volume of a medical fluid in the vial. In some embodiments, the regulator assembly includes a flexible member configured to expand and contract in accordance with changes in the volume of the medical fluid in the vial. In some embodiments, the flexible member is substantially free to expand and contract. In some embodiments, the flexible member is not partly or completely located in a rigid enclosure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Fangrow
  • Publication number: 20140230934
    Abstract: An oil stop device for connecting a hydraulic cable is provided with a needle being a hollow structure and detachably plugged in one end of the hydraulic cable, and an inner threaded portion formed inside the needle; a connecting member having an outer threaded portion extended toward one end thereof adjacent to the needle, and the outer threaded portion screwed with the inner threaded portion of the needle; and a first stop-leak ring sleeved on the outer threaded portion of the connecting member and located between the needle and the connecting member. It is easy to assemble and disassemble the hydraulic cable passed through the frame of the bicycle and the hydraulic brake. And further, it may simplify structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Chao-Kung Chen
  • Publication number: 20140209197
    Abstract: The invention relates to a male connector for a liquid circuit, comprising: a distal connection piece comprising a tubular part that defines a passage; a proximal connection piece; a joining member extending in a fixed and co-axial manner in the tubular part of the distal connection piece, the joining member being formed by a tubular body on which is fixed, at a free end, a cylindrical valve which is elastically deformable and closed at a distal end by a valve thickness traversed by a slit; and a sliding ring mounted on the tubular body, the sliding ring being movable between an inactive position, in which it encapsulates the walls of the valve, leaving the distal end of the valve free, and a connection position, in which it is situated at a distance from the distal end of the valve and exposes all or part of the lateral walls of the valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: VYGON
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Carrez, Laurent Barre, Marie-Hélène Pech
  • Publication number: 20140190583
    Abstract: The replaceable circulating liquid supplementing device comprising a guide pillar, a spring, a supplementing mat, a sealing ring, a liner and an external member matched with a container utensil, wherein the liner and the external member are fixedly assembled; the guide pillar is assembled in the liner; one end of the guide pillar is provided with a limit block while the other end is provided with a groove; a flow pass is arranged in the middle of the guide pillar; the supplementing mat is hermetically arranged in the groove; one end of the flow pass passes through the supplementing mat, as a liquid inlet, while the other end of the flow pass is provided with a liquid outlet; the spring is sleeved on the outer wall of the guide pillar; and the sealing ring is arranged at one end of the guide pillar near the limit block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Bing PU
  • Publication number: 20140174578
    Abstract: A needle free connector for fluid passage having a valve body with a first port; a second port; a hollow resilient membrane disposed in the valve body and having: a first end and a second end is disclosed. A flank is provided and extends between the first end and the second end fitting with the internal surface of the valve body. A slit of the first end is closed when the first end is disposed in the first port or opened when the first end is pushed into the valve body. The disclosure also proposes a drug recipient including a bottle or a bag designed to store drug and the needle free connector. The disclosure offers a needle free connector with a slitted resilient membrane having reduced priming volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: B. BRAUN MELSUNGEN AG
    Inventors: Olivier Bonnal, Juergen Fuchs
  • Publication number: 20140174577
    Abstract: A fluidic connector including a connecting element and a mated connecting element wherein the connecting element includes a body defining a flow channel, a locking device for axially locking the body with a body of the mated element and a sealing ring that is displaced between a closed position, when the connector is in uncoupled configuration, and an open position wherein fluid can flow in the connector and wherein the sealing ring includes a housing that receives a coupling member which in a first position attaches the body of the connecting element with the sealing ring in the closed position, and which in a second position attaches the body of the mated connecting element with the sealing ring in the open position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Staubli Faverges
    Inventors: Alain-Christophe TIBERGHIEN, Christophe DURIEUX, Serafim MARQUES BARROCA
  • Patent number: 8757195
    Abstract: A keg tapping system made up of an upper coupler and a lower coupler having, respectively, upper and lower housings and slidable upper and lower coupler conduits therein. The upper and lower coupler conduits each have top and bottom ends. The upper coupler includes a handle moveable between up and down positions. The handle is in operational contact with the upper conduit. The bottom of the upper coupler conduit is in operational contact with the top of the lower coupler conduit. Moving the handle between up and down positions causes up and down movement of the upper coupler conduit and the lower coupler conduit. In one non-limiting embodiment the upper coupler can be releasably attached to a range of lower coupler types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Four Sheets, LLC
    Inventors: David Allen Gitlin, Jr., Randall Alan Henderson, John Robert Sims
  • Patent number: 8758609
    Abstract: A fitting coupler is provided configured for coupling a planar fluid conduit and a fluidic device. The fluidic device comprises a cavity, a device conduit, and a mouth where the device conduit opens into the cavity. A contact pressure element is configured for sealingly pressing the planar fluid conduit to the mouth, so that a conduit opening of the planar fluid conduit opens into the mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies
    Inventor: Thomas Reinhardt
  • Publication number: 20140158240
    Abstract: A valve assembly including a male member and a female member, the male member including a probe having a first fluid passageway having an exit aperture opening through a side face of the probe, and the female member including a socket for receiving the probe, a second fluid passageway having an exit aperture arranged on an internal side face of the socket, a first closing member freely moveable between an open position and a closed position, and a first securing means for releasably securing the first closing member to the probe to restrict relative movement therebetween, the first closing member including two sealing rings such that, when in the closed position, the rings form a seal on either side of the exit aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Matthew Joseph Readman
  • Publication number: 20140150910
    Abstract: A female enteral feeding connector includes a body having a hollow interior and an opening extending into the hollow interior for receiving a tip of a preselected male enteral feeding connector. A deformable retainer is mounted in the hollow interior adjacent the opening. A guard is mounted in the hollow interior and spaced from the retainer. A stop is positioned in the hollow interior for obstructing the opening in the body. The stop is moveable through the deformable retainer by application of a manual force on the preselected male enteral feeding connector from an obstructing position in which the stop obstructs the opening in the body from receiving the tip of the preselected male enteral feeding connector, to a non-obstructing position in which the stop permits the opening in the body to receive the tip of the preselected male enteral feeding connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventor: Kelly M. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140150911
    Abstract: An infusion adapter for connection with an infusion fluid container includes a connection portion including an anchor component for connecting to an injection port of the infusion fluid container, and a first port adapted for connection with a syringe assembly containing a medication fluid. The first port is in fluid communication with the connection portion. The anchor component is configured to securely connect the infusion adapter to the infusion fluid container to substantially prevent disconnection of the infusion adapter from the infusion fluid container once the infusion adapter is connected to the infusion fluid container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Gert Hanner, Fredrik Stoltz, Alpa Patel, Weston F. Harding, Paul Fearis
  • Publication number: 20140150909
    Abstract: A system for conveying water between water supplying elements has a first hollow water conveying member connectable to one water supplying element and a second hollow water conveying member connectable to another water supplying element and with the first water conveying members and turnable relative to one another about a turning axis, the first and second water conveying members have openings for water entry and water exit extending transversely to the turning axis and coaxial with each other, and a water conveying pipe is provided whose opposite ends can be connected with the water supplying elements via the water conveying members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Eli Zhadanov, Sam Zhadanov