With End Structure Patents (Class 138/109)
  • Patent number: 10994512
    Abstract: A hybrid composite tube includes a metallic tube, a first silica fiber layer positioned radially of the metallic tube, a fiber reinforced polymer layer positioned radially of the first silica fiber layer, and a second silica fiber layer positioned radially of the fiber reinforced polymer layer, wherein the first silica fiber layer thermally insulates the fiber reinforced polymer layer and the second silica fiber layer thermally insulates the fiber reinforced polymer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GOODRICH AEROSPACE SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED
    Inventor: Sandeep Daivajna
  • Patent number: 10976070
    Abstract: This application relates to a duct system, including a duct section that includes a foam body having a first end face and a second end face, where the foam body defines a duct passage extending from the first end face to the second end face, and a sleeve that directly or indirectly covers the foam body, the first sleeve including a plurality of side walls, where at least one side wall has an integral end portion that is folded back to define at least a portion of an integral, peripheral coupling flange around an end face of the foam body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: ALBERS MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS, INC.
    Inventor: Charles G. Albers
  • Patent number: 10961711
    Abstract: A reinforcement system for anchoring tendons for structural reinforcing a structure such as a concrete structure, said reinforcement system comprises at least one anchor and at least one tendon, said anchor is adapted to fix said tendon in and/or outside said structure, wherein said reinforcement system comprises a ductility element, which is positioned in structural connection between said tendon and said anchor, said ductility element comprising weakened deformation zones being deformable so that the length of the ductility is increased or decreased in an axial direction along the length of said tendon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
    Inventor: Jacob Wittrup Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10927883
    Abstract: A composite tube may include a body having a longitudinal centerline axis and an end portion having a tapered section and an end rim. At least one of a radially outward edge and a radially inward edge of the end rim may be non-circular. The end rim may be circumferentially continuous. The end rim may be an undulating annulus. A joint assembly may include a support wedge that at least partially engages at least one of a radially inward surface of the end portion and a radially outward surface of the end portion of the composite tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark R. Gurvich, Georgios S. Zafiris, Rony Giovanni Ganis
  • Patent number: 10914799
    Abstract: A rotor contains a sample. A turbine cap is fitted into an opening of one end of the rotor, and a bottom cap is fitted into an opening of the other end of the rotor. A recess portion is formed in the turbine cap, and a recess portion is formed in the bottom cap. Insert members having a negative linear expansion coefficient are disposed in the recess portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignees: JEOL Ltd., Osaka University
    Inventors: Toshimichi Fujiwara, Yoh Matsuki, Yuki Endo, Takahiro Nemoto, Shinji Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10907763
    Abstract: A heat resistant hose is described. The hose may include a first outer protective and structural woven reinforcing layer comprising a first tubular fabric structure, a second inner protective and structural woven reinforcing layer comprising a second tubular fabric structure, where the second inner protective and structural woven reinforcing layer is within the first outer protective and structural woven reinforcing layer, a hose innermost extruded waterproofing layer comprising an elastomeric material, the hose layer being bonded to, adhered to, or impregnated into or through the second protective layer, the innermost extruded waterproofing layer is within the inner protective and structural woven reinforcing layer, and an intermediate layer interposed between the first outer protective and structural woven reinforcing layer and the second inner protective and structural woven reinforcing layer, the intermediate layer comprising a fabric laminated with a reflective material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: North American Fire Hose Corporation
    Inventor: Michael S. Aubuchon
  • Patent number: 10863887
    Abstract: An endoscope includes a flexible tube section including coiled tubes, a motor disposed on a proximal side of the flexible tube section, a driving force transmission unit disposed on a distal side of the flexible tube section, and a drive shaft provided inside the flexible tube section along a long axis, the drive shaft being caused to perform rotation around the long axis by a driving force of the motor and to transmit the rotation of the motor to the driving force transmission unit, where torsional resistance of the flexible tube section around the long axis is set higher than torsional resistance between a relay gear of the motor and a drive gear of the driving force transmission unit through the drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10823213
    Abstract: A composite tube may include a body having a longitudinal centerline axis and an end portion having a tapered section and an end rim. At least one of a radially outward edge and a radially inward edge of the end rim may be non-circular. The end rim may be circumferentially continuous, and the tapered section may diverge radially outward in a direction from the body to the end rim. A joint assembly may include a support wedge that at least partially engages at least one of a radially inward surface of the end portion and a radially outward surface of the end portion of the composite tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark R. Gurvich, Georgios S. Zafiris, Rony Giovanni Ganis
  • Patent number: 10822885
    Abstract: A modified API Buttress threaded casing connection for use in oil and gas wells incorporates an integral Reduced Drag (RD) feature that comprises a tapered or rounded leading edge. In certain embodiments, both ends of the coupling incorporate the integral Reduced Drag (RD) feature that comprises a tapered or rounded leading edge to facilitate removal of the casing from a wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: GB Connections LLC
    Inventor: Eugene J. Mannella
  • Patent number: 10806668
    Abstract: A fluid transfer assembly, drug container, and method for enabling fluid transfer in an infusion system is taught. The assembly includes a fluid container containing an infusion fluid, and a drug container. The fluid container has at least one inlet port for receiving a medical substance from the drug container. The assembly further includes at least one fluid barrier controlling fluid passage between the drug container and the fluid container. The inlet port exhibits a first luer-lock connector, and the drug a container is sealed by a cap exhibiting a second luer-lock connector for attachment to the first luer-lock connector. The fluid barrier is designed and arranged to be ruptured by an external force to allow the fluid passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Carmel Pharma AB
    Inventors: Roger Akerlund, Kjell Andreasson, Petri Horppu
  • Patent number: 10808463
    Abstract: A fracturing liquid delivery hose for recovery of shale oil and gas, and manufacturing method and co-extrusion mold thereof are provided. The method includes extrusion of a cover layer with a first adhesive layer and an inner lining layer with a second adhesive layer, formation of an enhancement layer, heating and pressurizing for bonding between the cover layer and the enhancement layer and between the inner lining layer and the enhancement layer, so that the formed fracturing liquid delivery hose has resistance at least to high pressure and chemical corrosion. The cover layer and the inner lining layer can use different types of materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: 5ELEM HI-TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuehua Sha, Jinma Wang, Donghui Wang, Shanhong Zhou
  • Patent number: 10794525
    Abstract: A leak-proof fluid transfer assembly including a thermoplastic tube, a thermoset tube, and connector coupling the thermoplastic tube and the thermoset tube, where the fluid transfer assembly is adapted to maintain a substantially leak-proof fluid connection between the thermoplastic tube and the thermoset tube after autoclave sterilization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brandon J. Pennock, Clemens E. Zoellner, Gerald M. Pennington
  • Patent number: 10779708
    Abstract: An overtube for use with an endoscope includes a tube body defining a longitudinal axis, a central channel defined in the tube body and extending along or parallel to the longitudinal axis between proximal and distal end portions of the tube body, and first and second side channels defined in the tube body and extending along or parallel to the longitudinal axis between the proximal and the distal end portions of the tube body. The central channel is sized and configured to receive an endoscope. The first and second side channels are circumferentially spaced part from each other and disposed between the central channel and an outer surface of the tube body. Each of the first and second side channels is sized and configured to receive a retraction device, and each has an elongated arcuate cross section or perimeter at the distal end portion of the tube body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: APPLIED ENDOSOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Mohammed Qadeer
  • Patent number: 10784017
    Abstract: A line-shaped assembly includes a heat source that includes a heat source main body extending straightly and a heat source cover member covering the heat source main body, and a tubular-shaped heat source protective member that accommodates and protects the heat source. The heat source protective member is made of resin, and includes a first tube body portion with an inner surface that has a small area per unit length in an axial direction of the heat source protective member in contact with the heat source, and a second tube body portion with an inner surface that has a contact area larger than that of the first tube body portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Makoto Katsumata, Hideomi Adachi, Takeshi Ogue
  • Patent number: 10765898
    Abstract: An elongated hollow component includes a body extending from a first end to a second end and defining a longitudinal axis. The body includes a plurality of layers each circumscribing the longitudinal axis. The plurality of layers includes a base layer including a first steel material, and an inner surface coating coupled to a radially inner surface of the base layer. The inner surface coating includes a second steel material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Bull Moose Tube Company
    Inventors: Mark Scott Abernathy, Marlon Edwin Robinson
  • Patent number: 10765512
    Abstract: Cardiac repair prostheses, sets, and methods for implanting in an aorta are disclosed. Cardiac repair prosthesis sets can include a radially expandable support supporting a unidirectional valve that is configured for implantation into the aortic valve region of a patient and a second radially expandable support for a substantially blood impervious stent having a size and shape for implantation into the ascending aorta of said patient where the unidirectional valve and stent are configured for integration within the patient by at least one joining element. Cardiac repair prostheses can include a radially expandable support supporting a unidirectional valve configured for implantation into the aortic valve region of a patient and a second radially expandable support for a substantially blood impervious stent having a size and shape for implantation into the ascending aorta of said patient where the unidirectional valve and stent are joined by at least one joining element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Bartosz Rylski, Joseph Bavaria, Rita Carrie Milewski
  • Patent number: 10756226
    Abstract: A stretchable photovoltaic device, a stretchable photovoltaic module and a carrier for facilitating formation of a stretchable photovoltaic device and/or module are provided. The stretchable photovoltaic device includes a stretchable part, at least one photovoltaic cell and a surface over which that at least one photovoltaic cell is disposed. The stretchable part has a given length that is operable to change in response to a force being applied to the device. The given length may, for example, elongate when the force causes the device to elongate. Alternative and/or additionally, the given length may compress when the force causes the device to compress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SUNLIGHT AEROSPACE INC.
    Inventors: Sergey V. Frolov, Michael Cyrus, Allan J. Bruce
  • Patent number: 10746333
    Abstract: A garden hose with an outer flexible sheath of spirally wound and linked turns of sheet material, an inner tube of flexible polymer inside the sheath and end couplers with nipples press fit into ends of the tube and connector mechanisms connecting the couplers to the outer sheath. Each connector mechanism has inner and outer press fit shells at the end of the sheath, with flared ends separated by a washer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: E. Mishan & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: Feibiao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10718462
    Abstract: The application relates to a method for producing a double-walled pipe (1) and a pipe (1) of this type, hating an outer pipe (3) which is press-fitted with an inner pipe (2) consisting of a corrosion-resistant alloy, wherein an adhesive (4) is inserted at least in regions between the outer pipe (3) and the inner pipe (2), wherein, after adhering the inner pipe (2) with the outer pipe (3), the inner pipe (2) and the adhesive layer (4) are removed at the pipe ends, and the inner side of the outer pipe (3) is plated via an integral connection with the inner pipe (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: H. Butting GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Schüller
  • Patent number: 10675454
    Abstract: Fluid transfer device and method that allows for sterile wet connections, allows the connection to be reversed, and allows the connection to be reconnected, while leaving the connectors sterile and reusable under pressure. In certain embodiments, the device includes a first member and a second member, the latter adapted to receive the former in locking engagement upon actuation of the device to create fluid communication between the two in a sterile manner. Each of the members include a door that when opened, allows the first member to be linearly displaced into the second member to allow fluid to be transferred. When fluid transfer is complete, the first member can be retracted from the second member, and the doors closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: James Vigna, Joseph Muldoon, John Cieciuch, Robert Langlois
  • Patent number: 10597866
    Abstract: A panel assembly can include a first panel having a peripheral side located between an upper and a lower surface of the first panel and a first opening. The panel assembly can also include a second panel having a second opening. An elongated insert can be coupled to the first panel, the elongated insert having a coupling side, where the first opening of the first panel can be sized and shaped to coupleably receive the elongated insert such that the coupling side is positioned proximal to the peripheral side. The panel assembly can also include a fastening insert, where the second opening of the second panel can be sized and shaped to receive the fastening insert. A fastener can be received by the fastening insert and the elongated insert, the fastener coupling the first panel to the second panel via the fastening insert and the elongated insert. Related methods for assembling the panel assembly are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: HARPER ENGINEERING CO.
    Inventor: David Chadwell
  • Patent number: 10591098
    Abstract: A garden hose with an outer flexible sheath of spirally wound and linked turns of sheet material, an inner tube of flexible polymer inside the sheath and end couplers with nipples press fit into ends of the tube and connector mechanisms connecting the couplers to the outer sheath. Each connector mechanism has inner and outer press fit shells at the end of the sheath, with flared ends separated by a washer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: E. Mishan & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: Feibiao Zhang
  • Patent number: 10568991
    Abstract: A catheter may include a hypotube defining an inner circumferential surface, an outer circumferential surface, and an end. The hypotube may include a metal or alloy. The catheter also may include an inner liner attached to the inner circumferential surface of the hypotube and extending beyond the end of the hypotube, and the inner liner may include a fluoropolymer. The catheter further may include a hub and a single bonding layer attached to the outer circumferential surface of the hypotube and bonded to the hub. The single bonding layer may include a polyamide, a polyether-co-polyamide, or polyurethane and is the only layer between the outer circumferential surface of the hypotube and the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Edwin Wang, Komonn Lim
  • Patent number: 10555871
    Abstract: A cap assembly includes an access member including a first section and a second section. The first section includes a connection portion that is attachable to an extraction device that extracts contents of a reservoir. The connection portion includes a first opening. The second section includes a second opening in fluid communication with the contents of the reservoir when the access member is secured to the reservoir. The cap assembly includes a valve member insertable into the access member so as to be in fluid communication with the first opening and the second opening and such that the valve member i) seals the contents of the reservoir at the first opening when the connection portion is not attached the extraction device, and ii) provides access to the contents of the reservoir through the first opening when the connection portion is attached to the extraction device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: KLIM-LOC, LLC
    Inventor: Robbie Klimek
  • Patent number: 10557444
    Abstract: Provided is a high-pressure fuel injection pipe with a connection head which achieves an improvement in outer-surface cleanliness and prevention of a decrease in axial force and fastening strength. The pipe having, at a connection end of a narrow-diameter thick-wall steel pipe having a rust-inhibiting coating applied to an outer surface of the pipe, the connection head composed of a spherically-shaped seat surface, an annular flange, and a conical surface and having an outside peripheral surface forming formed into seat surface in a truncated conical shape or truncated arc shape for a mating seat; and a washer fitting in a neck lower part of the connection head and having a rust-inhibiting coating applied to an outer surface of the washer, wherein a contact part between the neck lower part of the connection head and an end part of the washer has a metal-to-metal contact structure without having the rust-inhibiting coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: USUI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kondo, Akio Tagami
  • Patent number: 10552552
    Abstract: A system for testing fluid flow includes a first tube, a first flange disposed on an end of the first tube, a second tube, and a second flange disposed on an end of the second tube. The second flange is adjacent the first flange. A flow restricting sleeve surrounds the first flange and the second flange. The flow restricting sleeve has an inner surface and an outer surface, with a web extending from the inner surface and defining an orifice. The web extends between the first flange and the second flange. A coupler assembly surrounds the flow restricting sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventors: Frederick James Lawson, Jay Mack Caudill, Jon W. Neal
  • Patent number: 10544889
    Abstract: A pipeline system is enclosed including unlined or plastic lined pipes. A mechanical metal to metal connection is employed that can provide a fluid tight seal. A pipe coupling may be employed to span the connection. Plastic lined pipes can have their plastic liners connected to form a fluid tight bladder. Electro fusion may be employed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: CORE LINEPIPE INC.
    Inventors: Samuel Glen Bouey, David McLeod, Dave Sheehan
  • Patent number: 10539258
    Abstract: An electrically conductive hose cutting clip has at least one end tab that is shaped to provide a cutting edge for penetration of the inner layer(s) of a multiple layer fluid conveyance hose when it is clipped onto a fluid connector and the hose is installed on the fluid connector by forcing it onto the connector. The cutting action by the cutting clip provides for a relatively low resistance electrical connection between an electrically conductive layer of the hose and the fluid connector. This can be used to provide a signal path from a sensing element on or in the hose to a system electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventor: Michael P. Wells
  • Patent number: 10527204
    Abstract: A reinforced hose includes an inner layer, a reinforcing intermediate layer, and an outer layer. The inner layer has and inwardly projecting sealing rib extending circumferentially on an inner surface thereof. The inner surface may also have an end stop to be engaged by a fitting received in the hose. The outer layer has a pair of annular clamp guides projecting outwardly which are axially spaced from an end of the hose. The sealing rib is positioned between the clamp guides to indicate an optimum location for a hose clamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Purosil LLC
    Inventors: Thomas M Garrett, Richard W. Posiviata
  • Patent number: 10471230
    Abstract: An adjustable heat and moisture exchanger (HME) for use with a breathing apparatus to humidify air comprising: an inlet for coupling to a source of air, and an outlet for delivering air to a patient and an air flow path between them, HME material in the flow path with two or more surfaces exposed to the air flow path to exchange humidity between patient air flow and an inlet air flow, at least one adjuster for adjusting the configuration of the HME material and/or the air flow to alter the air flow over the surfaces of the HME material to alter the exchange of humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan David Harwood, Andrew John Partington, Andrew Paul Maxwell Salmon
  • Patent number: 10455736
    Abstract: A graphene strip includes a plurality of graphene strips, a metal additive and a binding material is provided. The plurality of graphene strips include strips of graphene nanoplatelets. The metal additive is applied to each of the plurality of graphene strips. The binding material couples the plurality of graphene strips together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Stephanie Lin, James R. Chow, Carl W. Townsend
  • Patent number: 10428992
    Abstract: A cured in place liner system and associated connections and methods are disclosed. The cured in place pipe system forms a completely rehabilitated, stand-alone, fluid-tight flow path between upstream and downstream portions of an existing pipe system. The rehabilitated flow path is stand-alone in that the liner system does not rely on structure of the portion of the pipe system through which the liner system is installed to define the fluid-tight flow path. The flow path between upstream and downstream portions of the liner system is defined by and made fluid-tight solely by components of the rehabilitation system such as cured in place liners and couplers. The portion of the pipe system through which the rehabilitation system is installed merely provides a path (e.g., through the ground) through which the cured in place liner system can be inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: INA Acquisition Corp.
    Inventors: Mark Hairston, Barry Paschall, Keith B. Oxner, Kyle Costa
  • Patent number: 10422458
    Abstract: An exemplary duct system includes a rigid duct member, a first duct connector connected to the rigid duct member, a first sealing member disposed between the rigid duct member and the first duct connector, a flexible duct, a second duct connector connected to the flexible duct, and a second sealing member disposed between the first duct connector and the second duct connector. The first duct connector is assembled to the second duct connector to compress the second sealing member and form a seal between the first duct connector and the second duct connector and thereby form a seal between the rigid duct member and the flexible duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventors: Mark Howard Smith, Neil Robert Hettler, Katrina Keeley, Weigang Qi, David H. Wolf, Clarke Berdan, II, Frank Sidney Tyler, James Rinne
  • Patent number: 10392870
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and method of securing and protecting control lines during run-in into a wellbore with wellbore tape. The wellbore tape includes a substrate having a front surface and a back surface, a wear-resistant coating disposed on at least a portion of the front surface, and an adhesive layer disposed on the back surface, the adhesive layer being configured to affix the substrate to an outer surface of a conveyance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: James Robert Longbottom
  • Patent number: 10370967
    Abstract: An integrated jacking pipe comprising a concrete jacking envelope integrally-formed with and encircling a metal pipe, wherein said metal pipe comprises a spigot protruding from said concrete jacking envelope and a bell whose diameter is larger than a diameter of said spigot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: MEKOROT WATER COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Ben Ami Sorek, Orel Markovich
  • Patent number: 10336154
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stabilizer link for automobile suspensions, comprising: a tubular body (1), having at one end a pair of first flattened areas (2, 2?) configuring a leak-tight closure of a first inner cavity (9) of the tubular body (1) located between both flattened areas (2, 2?); and a first covering (4) made of polymeric material coupled, during the forming process thereof, on the end of the tubular body (1) such that it surrounds the pair of first flattened areas (2, 2?), and wherein said covering (4) comprises a first articulation (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENTS FOR AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY, S.L.
    Inventors: Jon Meabe Zabala, Rubén Gutierrez de la Pisa, Erik Ugarte Duo
  • Patent number: 10309565
    Abstract: An anchor of an anchoring arrangement for a protective sleeve which locates, in use, over a conduit assembly, the conduit assembly including a conduit end connector configured to engage and fasten an end of a conduit to a conduit connection assembly. The anchor comprises a mounting element which is configured, in use, to be removably mountable on and around at least a portion of the conduit end connector, the mounting element having an outer side; and at least one fastening groove formed in and extending around the outer side of the mounting element. Each fastening groove is configured to receive, in use, a portion of a co-located protective sleeve and at least one securing element such that the securing element captures a portion of a co-located protective sleeve between the securing element and the mounting element within a cooperating fastening groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Australasian Steel Products Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Ashok Radhakrishnan, Ernest Byrnes, Leigh Wayne Morrison
  • Patent number: 10309098
    Abstract: A panel assembly can include a first panel having a peripheral side located between an upper and a lower surface of the first panel and a first opening. The panel assembly can also include a second panel having a second opening. An elongated insert can be coupled to the first panel, the elongated insert having a coupling side, where the first opening of the first panel can be sized and shaped to coupleably receive the elongated insert such that the coupling side is positioned proximal to the peripheral side. The panel assembly can also include a fastening insert, where the second opening of the second panel can be sized and shaped to receive the fastening insert. A fastener can be received by the fastening insert and the elongated insert, the fastener coupling the first panel to the second panel via the fastening insert and the elongated insert. Related methods for assembling the panel assembly are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Harper Engineering Co.
    Inventor: David Chadwell
  • Patent number: 10290881
    Abstract: There is provided a hydrogen supply piping for supplying hydrogen to a fuel cell, the hydrogen supply piping includes a flow path pipe member through which the hydrogen flows, and a coating member having a tube shape for covering an outer surface of the flow path pipe member. The coating member is divided into a plurality of divided pieces in pipe axis directions of the hydrogen supply piping. The divided pieces are disposed in the pipe axis directions so that an end of one of the divided pieces overlaps with an end of the adjacent divided piece. The divided pieces are wrapped tightly around an outer surface of the flow path pipe member by thermal contraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masahiro Takeshita
  • Patent number: 10272991
    Abstract: A composite metallic joint assembly may include a composite metal rod having a metal liner and a composite material disposed around the metal liner. A first portion of the composite metal rod may comprise the composite material and the metal liner and a second portion of the composite metal rod may comprise the metal liner exposed at a radially outer surface of the composite metal rod. The metal liner may have a first radial thickness at a first axial position corresponding to the first portion of the composite metal rod and a second radial thickness at a second axial position corresponding to the second portion of the composite metal rod. The second thickness may be greater than the first thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mark R Gurvich, Rony Giovanni Ganis
  • Patent number: 10213578
    Abstract: A catheter assembly includes an outer catheter and an inner catheter. The inner catheter has an accommodation unit which can be positioned on a farther distal side than an outer catheter body in a state where an inner catheter body is inserted into the outer catheter body, extends in a proximal direction from the inner catheter body, and can accommodate an outer catheter distal portion so as to surround an outer circumference thereof in a state where the outer catheter distal portion formed at a distal end of the outer catheter body is reduced in diameter. The outer catheter distal portion can be separated from the accommodation unit and can expand in diameter by moving the inner catheter body in a distal end direction relatively with respect to the outer catheter body from a state of being accommodated in the accommodation unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuya Fukuoka, Yuya Otake, Kouta Hamuro, Koichiro Tashiro, Mariko Maruyama
  • Patent number: 10208876
    Abstract: A method for mounting an endpiece for securing a tubular pipe and apparatus for implementing same. The method includes the steps of: a) providing an endpiece and a ring (36?) having an outer rotationally symmetrical cylindrical surface (40?), and a sheath having a sheath end (32) and an outer circular edge (46?); b) inserting the ring (36?) into the sheath end (32); c) leveling off the outer circular edge (46?); and d) covering the leveled edge with the endpiece. In step b) the ring (36, 36?, 36?) is inserted leaving one of the ends (44?) thereof extending out of the sheath end (32), and in step c) the outer circular edge (46?) is leveled off, by engaging the one of the two ring ends (44?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Romuald Dehais, Grégory Peckeu
  • Patent number: 10197196
    Abstract: Additive manufacturing of a pipe is disclosed. A lowering mechanism is configured to be coupled with respect to a platform and to lower a pipe through an opening in the platform. An extrusion head is configured to receive material and selectively extrude the material via a nozzle. A gantry is coupled to the extrusion head and is configured to move the extrusion head to an identified location. A controller is coupled to the gantry and configured to direct the gantry to move the extrusion head based on pipe data that identifies a geometry of the pipe. A stabilizer mechanism is configured to maintain the pipe in a desired position during the extrusion of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Corey A. Fleischer, Matthew B. Ascari, Randy L. Gaigler, Michael W. Poppek, James A. Waicukauski
  • Patent number: 10107429
    Abstract: A connection assembly comprising a motor vehicle fluid line and a connection fitting, wherein the motor vehicle fluid line includes an inner tube made of aluminum. The connection fitting is in contact with the inner tube. At least the surface of the connection fitting is made of aluminum, at least in the region of the contact surface between the connection fitting and the inner tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: TI Automotive (Heidelberg) GmbH
    Inventor: Hans Jensen
  • Patent number: 10100621
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a downhole expandable tubular to be expanded in a well downhole from a first outer diameter to a second outer diameter to abut against an inner face of a casing or borehole, the downhole expandable tubular having an axial extension, wherein the downhole expandable tubular is made of metal and is machined from one metal tubular blank, providing the downhole expandable tubular with at least one circumferential projection. Furthermore, the present invention relates to an annular barrier, to a downhole completion comprising a downhole expandable tubular according to the present invention, to a downhole completion comprising a well tubular structure and an annular barrier according to the present invention and to a manufacturing method for the manufacture of the downhole expandable tubular according to the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Welltec A/S
    Inventors: Jørgen Hallundbæk, Ricardo Reves Vasques, Ivan Sciera Jensen, Dean Richard Massey, Lars Stæhr
  • Patent number: 10058425
    Abstract: A valved conduit including a bioprosthetic aortic heart valve connected to a tubular conduit graft forming an ascending aorta. The conduit graft may attach to the heart valve in a manner that facilitates a redo operation in which the valve is replaced with another valve. A sewing ring may be pre-attached to the inflow end of the graft, and then the valve connected to a delivery holder advanced into the graft and secured to the sewing ring. Dry bioprosthetic valves coupled with conduit grafts sealed with a bioresorbable medium can be stored with the delivery holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Michael C. Murad, Hilda Z. Fann, Mark Van Nest, John X. Wang
  • Patent number: 10053921
    Abstract: Apparatus and a method are disclosed for limiting contact pressure between a flexible pipe and a bending guide member. The apparatus includes a bending guide member extending over a covered region of a flexible pipe in which the flexible pipe can bend wherein a gap between an inner surface of the bending guide member and an outer surface on the flexible pipe in at least a portion of the covered region is tapered and narrows towards an unconstrained end of the bending guide member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: GE OIL & GAS UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Jian Zhao, Andrew Roberts, Upul Fernando
  • Patent number: 10046510
    Abstract: Methods for producing an expansion compensator by: providing an inner plastic liner having first and second spaced apart ends, an inner surface, an outer surface, and an interior volume extending from the first end to the second end; positioning the inner plastic liner interior of an elongate metal conduit, the elongate metal conduit having first and second spaced apart ends, an inner surface, an outer surface, and an expansion/contraction section; applying pressure to a fluid positioned in the interior volume of the inner plastic liner while the inner plastic liner is at or above a forming temperature to expand the inner plastic liner whereby the expanded inner plastic liner has an expansion/contraction section; and cooling the inner plastic liner to below the forming temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 10034702
    Abstract: A system for ablating tissue includes a reusable control unit including a processor monitoring and controlling ablation and a control interface receiving input to and output from the processor in combination with a disposable procedure set releasably connectable to the control unit to couple to the control interface for communication with the processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Aidan Petrie, Andrew W. Marsella, Daniel Nelsen, David Robson, Joseph M. Gordon
  • Patent number: 10012192
    Abstract: Provided is an end seal structure of a fuel rail for a gasoline direct injection engine, the end seal structure being characterized in that: a collar is joined by brazing to an outer circumference of an end of a pipe of the rail body including a pipe; the end cap having a cap-nut shape and including a sealing projection on an surface thereof facing the opening at the end of the pipe of the rail body, is screwed and fixed to the collar; and the sealing projection of the end cap brings into pressure contact with the end of the opening of the rail body by an axial force created by tightening of the end cap having the cap-nut shape to seal the end of the opening of the rail body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Usui Kokusai Sangyo Kaisha Limited
    Inventor: Shuji Suzuki