With Hose Protector Patents (Class 138/110)
  • Patent number: 11257610
    Abstract: Example embodiments provide a device that includes a main cable jacket including one or more sub-cable jackets, and each of the sub-cable jackets includes a number of conduits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Biamp Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Charles D. Gollnick, Joshua Beltran, Rashid Skaf, Joseph E. Andrulis, Aaron Cohen, Kenneth Cornelison, Shirley Briggs, Gregory Saunders
  • Patent number: 11174685
    Abstract: A tubular member includes a tube body, a tube end, an exterior surface, an interior surface, a nominal wall thickness, a longitudinal axis, a welded seam, and a patch of material. The welded seam forms an arcuate portion of the interior surface, and the patch covers a portion of the interior surface that includes a portion of the welded seam, extending from the tube end to an axially spaced first location. The resulting interior surface from the tube end to the axially spaced first location has a uniform inside diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco, L.P.
    Inventors: Roger Edward Ethridge, Christopher E. Desadier
  • Patent number: 11072978
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for restricting the bending of a tubular member underwater comprises a plurality of interlocking modules each formed from a first half shell component (2) circumferentially displaced from a second half-shell component (3), wherein the first half shell component comprises one or more projections (19) extending from a side edge (18) thereof and the second half shell component comprises one or more grooves (21) in a side edge (18) thereof, the projections and grooves being angled to the side edges of the first and second half shell components, the arrangement being such that when assembled together each of the one of more projections of the first half shell component are inter-engaged with a corresponding groove of the second half shell component to secure the two half shells together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Balmoral Comtec Limited
    Inventors: Blair Stewart, Aneel Gill
  • Patent number: 11054072
    Abstract: A coupling device for joining two lines has two coupling parts that are coupled and connected together in the axial direction to connect the two lines to each other, and wherein the two coupling parts are fixed to each other via a plurality of spring-loaded coupling elements distributed in the circumferential direction of the coupling device, such that the two coupling parts are operable to be bent relative to each other with respect to a normal position by forces acting laterally with respect to the axial direction of the coupling device, and wherein the coupling elements in the bent position exert a restoring force on the coupling parts in the direction of the normal position by the spring load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Andreas Von Keitz
  • Patent number: 10927703
    Abstract: Fan blade containment system includes a composite fan case with an annular composite shell extending from forward flange downstream to aft flange, and circumferentially varying thickness portion of composite shell. Annular composite back sheet spaced radially outwardly of annular composite shell has annular filler layer disposed radially therebetween. Annular forward and aft seams between annular composite shell and composite back sheet may axially trap filler layer. Circumferentially varying thickness portion may include aftwardly extending fingers of composite back sheet in aft seam and first thickness of fingers thicker than second thickness of composite shell circumferentially between fingers. Composite shell may extend from forward flange to aft flange. Aft flange bolted to metallic flange of metallic fan casing aft of aft flange. Containment system may circumscribe and surround fan and fan blades of gas turbine engine fan section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nicholas Joseph Kray, Benjamin James Roby, Vijesh Shetty Anangoor, Nitesh Jain, Sreekanth Kumar Dorbala, Nagamohan Govinahalli Prabhakar, K Phani SriKrishna Chinnapragada
  • Patent number: 10892609
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a protection device and/or system that may include a thimble capable of being placed over a transmission line, such as an electrical power cord, to provide protection in the form of cut resistance, abrasion resistance, and/or impact resistance. In some embodiments, a plurality of thimbles can be placed over the transmission line to form an overlapping arrangement to protect a desired length of the transmission line. While each thimble may be rigid, semi-rigid, and/or flexible, the arrangement can maintain flexibility to allow for many degrees of movement of the electrical power cord even as it is cladded in the protection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Magnetic Lifting Technologies US, LLC
    Inventors: Dan Love, Robert Milliron
  • Patent number: 10869635
    Abstract: Elongated conductors are provided. Aspects of the elongated conductors include: an elongated structure having a proximal region and a distal region, where the elongated conductor includes two or more insulated conducting members that are in fixed relative position along at least a portion of the elongated structure and extend from the proximal region to the distal region. A pattern of insulation openings among the insulated conducting members is present at one or both of the proximal and distal regions. Aspects of the invention further include methods of making the elongated conductors, as well as devices that include the elongated conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Autonomix Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Landy Toth, Robert Schwartz
  • Patent number: 10837286
    Abstract: An airfoil defining a span extending between a root and a tip and a chord at each point along the span extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge. The airfoil includes a blade extending between the root and tip and extending between the leading edge and trailing edge. The blade includes a pressure side and a suction side defining a thickness therebetween at each point along the span. The blade defines a first chord reduction on at least one of the leading edge or trailing edge along a first portion of the span. Further, the blade defines a frangible line extending from the first chord reduction at least partially along the chord at a point along the span within the first portion of the span.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nitesh Jain, Nicholas Joseph Kray, Kishore Budumuru
  • Patent number: 10816127
    Abstract: An anti-kink device for a hose has a strip-shaped base body, at least one fastening protrusion protruding from the base body and at least one fastening depression provided in the base body. The fastening protrusion is configured such that it can engage into the at least one fastening depression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: SARTORIUS STEDIM BIOTECH GMBH
    Inventor: Diana Kronenberg
  • Patent number: 10781947
    Abstract: An improved hose assembly for a marine vessel bulkhead comprises a hose having a first end with a first hose fitting and a second end with a second hose fitting. There is a base plate having an opening which receives the hose. The base plate is positioned on the hose between the first hose fitting and the second hose fitting. There is a bend restrictor releasably coupled to the base plate. The bend restrictor has coils which wrap around the hose. The base plate clamps onto the bend restrictor and the bend restrictor clamps onto the hose, thereby restricting relative axial and rotational movement of the hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Marine Canada Acquisition Inc.
    Inventors: Eric B. Fetchko, Davor Baros, Art Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10746081
    Abstract: An exhaust enclosure system may include an inner insulation assembly circumferentially surrounding an outlet pipe of an engine exhaust manifold. The inner insulation assembly may be in direct contact with the exhaust manifold. The exhaust enclosure system may include a cover enclosing the inner insulation assembly. The cover may be physically separated from the inner insulation assembly by a circumferential air gap disposed between the inner insulation assembly and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Keith W. Mellencamp
  • Patent number: 10704720
    Abstract: A tube assembly for delivering a substance is provided. The tube assembly includes a tube body, a sleeve body, a joint member, a handle member and a fixing member. The tube body has a tube end portion. The sleeve body is fitted around the tube body and has a sleeve end portion corresponding to the tube end portion. The tube end portion is fitted around one end of the joint member. The handle member is fitted around the sleeve body. The fixing member is fitted around the sleeve end portion, the handle member and the joint member at the same time so that the fixing member presses a part of the handle member, a part of the sleeve end portion and a part of the joint member inwards in a manner such that the tube body, the sleeve body and the handle member are fixed relative to the joint member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: DONGGUAN GATEWAY PLASTIC AND HARDWARE LIGHTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Hsin Lee
  • Patent number: 10632974
    Abstract: Window wiping device for a motor vehicle comprising at least one link (2, 3), a mobile arm (6) adapted to be mounted on the vehicle by said link (2, 3) and effect an angular to-and-fro movement (A), a flexible washing liquid feed tube (16), rigidly fastened to said mobile arm (6), which device is characterized in that it further comprises a means (20) for limitation of a curvature assumed by said flexible feed tube (16) configured to surround the flexible feed tube (16) so as to prevent it cracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventor: Jean-Michel Jarasson
  • Patent number: 10632575
    Abstract: A pumping apparatus includes a pump configured for moving air, a housing supporting and at least partially containing the pump, and an air output that includes a hose having a first end connected to the housing and in communication with the pump, such that the pump is configured to move air through the hose, and a second end configured for allowing air to exit the hose, wherein the hose has a length defined between the first and second ends. A switch is mounted on the hose and located along the length of the hose, and the switch is configured for controlling operation of the pump. The switch is located a distance from the second end of the hose that is less than 50% of the length of the hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Kennedy, Ryan A. Alvarez, Gregory T. Davis, Brian J. Ecklund, Craig S. Golden, Curtis L. Hollabaugh
  • Patent number: 10550718
    Abstract: Gas turbine engine fan blade containment systems are disclosed. An example fan blade containment system includes a shield to be coupled to an aircraft structure and to at least partially surround a circumference of an aircraft engine. The shield is to be spaced from an outer surface the aircraft engine when the shield is coupled to the aircraft structure. A shield termination fitting is to couple a terminating end of the shield to the aircraft structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Carlos Angelo Fracchia, Karen M. Jost, Mark David Higgins, Colleen M. Harper, David Miltenberger
  • Patent number: 10538989
    Abstract: A high-pressure capable sealing apparatus and method for sealing against an interior surface of a cylindrical tubular member provides the ability to expand to a larger diameter from a given running diameter and to transition back to the original diameter. The sealing apparatus may include a ring assembly with a metallic ring characterized by a uniform axial cross-sectional profile having an outward-facing convexity and an inward-facing concavity. A plurality of slits may be radially formed through the ring about the outer surface to relieve stress within the ring during radial expansion. A circular resilient gasket may be at least partially coaxially disposed within the ring concavity. The ring assembly may be located between uphole and downhole shoulders, which may be selectively axially movable with respect to one another so as to selectively axially compress and radially expand the ring into sealing engagement with a tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVICES, INC.
    Inventor: Matthew J. Merron
  • Patent number: 10539262
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fluid line (1), comprising a pipe (2), which has an inlet-side end segment (3) having a first connector (5) and an outlet-side end segment (4) having a second connector (10), wherein a cavity (17) bounded in the radially inward direction by at least one auxiliary element (16) is formed in the pipe (2). The problem addressed by the invention is that of minimizing the requirements for the suction performance of a pump that is used to convey a liquid through the pipe. This problem is solved in that a volume reduction element (18) is arranged in the cavity (17) at least in the region of the outlet-side end segment (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: NORMA GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Dragan Grcic, Stephan Mann
  • Patent number: 10494963
    Abstract: A heat shield comprising a sidewall portion, a top portion, and a plurality of flexible tabs attached to the sidewall portion is described herein, in accordance with various embodiments. The top portion may comprise an aperture. The sidewall portion may extend at an angle between 80 degrees and 100 degrees from the top portion. The sidewall portion may bound a hexagonal void. The flexible tab may comprise an angle between 80 degrees and 100 degrees. The flexible tab may be fixed to the sidewall portion, wherein the flexible tab is configured to be attached to a fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Pawel Socha, Richard Joseph Bulkovitch, Kelsey Honious, Jonathan C. Reuben
  • Patent number: 10483744
    Abstract: A bend limiting device for a cable includes at least one elongated sleeve member with an entrance end exhibiting an entrance opening and an opposite exit end exhibiting an exit opening for the cable, an outer abutment surface between the entrance and exit ends secures against a rigid surface of a floating marine installation or vessel, an axially through-going hole between the entrance opening and the exit opening accommodates a portion of the cable, and at least one clamping device secures the sleeve member in a fixed position around the cable portion. The outer abutment surface of the sleeve member allows it to be secured against the rigid surface by applying a pulling force on the cable in a direction from the abutment surface to the rigid surface, as well as to be detached from the rigid surface when the application of pulling force on the cable ceases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignees: W4P WAVES4POWER AB, NKT CABLES AB
    Inventors: Filip Alm, Lars Efraimsson
  • Patent number: 10446949
    Abstract: A sleeve for a coaxial cable connector has, in one embodiment, ends, an exterior surface, and an interior surface. The interior surface is configured to mate with a coupler of the coaxial cable connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: PPC BROADBAND, INC.
    Inventors: Trevor Ehret, Andrew Haberek, Noah Montena
  • Patent number: 10405713
    Abstract: A central vacuum cleaning system having a floor level debris pickup valve preferably mounted in the bottom of a cabinet and connected to a tubular conduit of a vacuum producing unit by a connection assembly. The connection assembly includes a flexible and expandable hose having a pair of end connectors. Each end connector preferably is a bayonet connector. The hose is connected at one end to the rigid tubular conduit of the central vacuum system and the other end connector is pulled through an opening formed in the cabinet by expanding the hose. The expandable hose enables the pickup valve to be attached easily to the other end of the hose, afterwhich the hose is retracted back into a restricted space below the cabinet bottom wall and the pickup valve then attached to the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Coltrin Central Vacuum Cleaning Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Trevor D. Coltrin, Darrell V. Nieschwitz, Cory G. Coltrin, Greg A. Calderone, Shawn C. Metz
  • Patent number: 10393306
    Abstract: A fatigue life extender (10) has a cylindrical body (13) having a throughgoing passage (20), arranged to be incorporated at an end of a connection device such as a clamp (11). The cylindrical body has a mouth portion (18), the interior circumference of which is lined with a ring or band (22) of resilient material such as rubber or an elastomeric compound. The ring or band (22) is crosshatched into a grid creating a plurality of rectangular segments (24) of resilient material by a plurality of perpendicular cuts extending less than completely through the thickness of the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventor: Gunnar Skarnes
  • Patent number: 10337350
    Abstract: A fan containment system for fitment around an array of radially extending fan blades mounted on a hub in an axial gas turbine engine. The fan containment system comprises a fan case having an annular casing element for encircling an array of fan blades. An annular fan track liner is positioned substantially coaxial to the annular casing element, and one or more pockets are provided in a radially outer side of the fan track liner. One or more dampers for damping vibration of the fan track liner are positioned in each of the one or more pockets and are arranged so as to contact the annular casing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventor: Keith Jeremy Paul Thomas
  • Patent number: 10312000
    Abstract: A cable is provided, configured for tandem communication and power transmission. The cable has a plurality of twisted pair conductors and a jacket surrounding said twisted pair conductors. The jacket includes a plurality of either ridges, valleys or both, disposed substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the cable, the ridges and/or valleys are dimensioned and spaced apart in a manner sufficient to create an air passage when the cable is arranged adjacent to and abutting other cables.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventor: Paul Michael Good
  • Patent number: 10295689
    Abstract: A restrictor device is used on a cable to protect the cable from excessive bending. The restrictor device includes two or more restrictor members having a helix shape extending along a longitudinal axis X; and fasteners that connect the two or more restrictor members to each other to form the restrictor device. At least one property of the two or more restrictor members is selected such that a bending portion of the restrictor device moves along the restrictor device when a magnitude of a force applied to the restrictor device changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SERCEL, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Zurovec, Andrew Lawrence, Jinjun Wang
  • Patent number: 10280292
    Abstract: A flexible tubing material includes a mixture of a polyolefin and a styrenic based block copolymer, wherein the styrenic based block copolymer has an A-B-A block configuration and a molecular weight of at least about 350 kg/mol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sridhar Krishnamurthi Siddhamalli, Mark W. Simon
  • Patent number: 10281054
    Abstract: A valve guard for a valve assembly associated with a machine includes a first portion and a second portion disposed adjacent to the first portion. Each of the first and second portions includes a plurality of tabs. Further, at least one tab of the plurality of tabs is adapted to be removed from the first and second portions based on a configuration of the valve assembly. The removal of the at least one tab from the first and second portions provides at least one passage for connecting at least one fluid line with the valve assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Andrew McGregor, Dhiraj Piste, Andrew Grzesiak
  • Patent number: 10267437
    Abstract: A metal-shelled hose assembly includes a metal outer shell lined with a flexible, water-tight inner tubing integrated with a bendable strain-relief section that is configured to allow the metal-shelled hose to be pulled from a straight angle regardless of where it is attached. The bendable strain-relief section is provided at least at the faucet end of the hose, where it effectively changes the angle of the length of the metal hose relative to the faucet when the hose is pulled at an angle to the faucet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: John O. Yeiser
  • Patent number: 10190658
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to a cable track. For example, a cable track includes a plurality of pivotally-connected multi-channel links. Each of the multi-channel links may be a unitary body. A first channel may be located between a first outer member and a dividing member of the multi-channel link. A second channel may be located between a second outer member and the dividing member of the multi-channel link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Troy A. Della Fiora, Joseph Allen, Kevin Labbe
  • Patent number: 10144369
    Abstract: Provided is a curvature restricting member, allowing for a curvature of the wire harness in a predetermined allowable direction, and regulating the curvature of the wire harness in a regulating direction beyond a predetermined limit state or more, the curvature restricting member includes: a plurality of member pieces arranged along the wire harness; a flexible connecting portion connecting adjacent ones of the plurality of member pieces to each other, wherein the curvature is allowed in the allowable direction by adjacent ones among the plurality of member pieces at the curbed portions separating from each other on the side opposite to the connecting portion and the connection portion bending, and wherein the curvature is not allowed in the restricting direction beyond the limit state by adjacent ones among the plurality of member pieces at the curbed portion abutting against each other on the side opposite to the connecting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsukasa Sekino, Mitsunobu Kato, Masaki Yokoyama, Tatsuya Otuka
  • Patent number: 10107442
    Abstract: A kit for encapsulating a length of pipe features first and second foam sections cooperatively shaped to form a cavity with open ends in a working configuration of the foam sections for receiving the length of pipe therein. A low density foam, which is lower in density than the material of the foam sections, fills an unoccupied space in the cavity so as to provide cushioning for the length of pipe such that movement of the length of pipe within the cavity is permitted and stress on the length of pipe is reduced. The foam sections may be reinforced with reinforcing membranes carried in a main body of the respective foam section. The reinforcing membranes may act to hold the foam material of the respective section together and to prevent puncture along a full thickness of the foam sections from abrasive debris in the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Platinum Insulating Services Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Dagesse, Pat Minamide, Mike Dagleish
  • Patent number: 10103526
    Abstract: A protector applied to a wire harness includes a main body that has a main space formed along a first direction and into which a conductive main wiring material can be inserted; a movable branch that has a movable branch space communicated with the main space and into which a movable branch wiring material branched from the main wiring material can be inserted; a holding unit that can hold the movable branch wiring material inserted into the movable branch space to the movable branch; a rotation support unit that rotatably supports the movable branch relative to the main body, at a wiring position where the movable branch space is placed along a second direction and at a use position where the movable branch space is placed along a third direction; and a fixing unit that can fix the movable branch to the main body at the use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: YAZAKI CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Michihito Suzuki, Naotaka Sawazaki, Ikuya Takamura, Takumi Banno, Takanori Kawai, Shogo Uchiyama
  • Patent number: 10066508
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing, repairing and/or exchanging a housing, in particular an engine housing of an aircraft engine, comprising at least two shells, between which a structural part is formed, wherein the method comprises the following step: layer-by-layer construction of the at least two shells jointly with the structural part by means of a generative manufacturing system, wherein the structural part comprises at least one porous structure and/or honeycomb structure. The invention relates furthermore to such a housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: MTU AERO ENGINES AG
    Inventor: Peter Geiger
  • Patent number: 10053927
    Abstract: In a coiled tubing assembly for use in a wellbore, the tubing assembly uses longitudinally spaced apart clamping members to clamp two or more coiled tubing members alongside one another. Each clamping member includes a clamping portion extending circumferentially about each coiled tubing member so as to be rotatable in relation thereto, and a connecting portion joined between the clamping portions. A longitudinal positioning element is fixed relative to one of the tubing members in association with each clamping member such that the clamping member remains pivotal relative to the positioning element and the tubing members upon which it is fixed. The longitudinal positioning element thus only restricts the respective clamping assembly in the longitudinal direction along the tubing members without restricting relative twisting between the tubing members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: CJS Production Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Collin Rickey Morris, John Rickey Morris
  • Patent number: 10041621
    Abstract: Disclosed are protective wraps for fire tubes in heater treaters which reduce corrosion of the fire tubes. A protective wrap for a fire tube in a heater treater having at least one sheet of corrosion resistant material bent around at least a portion of the fire tube, and wherein the sheet of corrosion resistant material is coupled to the fire tube. The protective wrap may be coupled to the fire tube through the use of bands, welding or the like. The protective wrap may be formed from a variety of types of stainless steel or other corrosion resistant material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventors: Derek Allen, Dillon Allen, David Allen
  • Patent number: 10033171
    Abstract: A protective component for a power cable of an industrial electro-magnetic lifting device includes a top portion and a bottom portion. The protective component is formed with an opening, which extends through the top and bottom portion to enable the protective component to be disposed around a power cable of a lifting magnet. The bottom portion includes an inner diameter, which enables the top portion of a second subsequent protective component disposed around the power cable to nest or rest within the bottom portion. A plurality of protective components can be disposed around the power cable so that each protective component bottom opening mates with the top portion of a preceding protective component and the top portion mates with the bottom opening of a subsequent protective component to protect the power cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Winkle Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph T. Schatz
  • Patent number: 10012331
    Abstract: A bendable support insert includes a coiled based portion and a malleable elongated portion. The malleable elongated portion is perpendicularly connected to the coiled based portion from an end. The bendable support insert is sized to be applicable for existing flexible conduit tubing so that an adapting device is able to internally connect the bendable support insert within the flexible conduit tubing. The insertion and placement of the bendable support insert permits the flexible conduit tubing to be configured according desired layout. Additionally, the bendable support insert maintains the user-define configuration throughout the lifespan of the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: J. Gregory Kornbacher, III
  • Patent number: 10008840
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein relate to a protection device and/or system that may include a thimble capable of being placed over a transmission line, such as an electrical power cord, to provide protection in the form of cut resistance, abrasion resistance, and/or impact resistance. In some embodiments, a plurality of thimbles can be placed over the transmission line to form an overlapping arrangement to protect a desired length of the transmission line. While each thimble may be rigid, semi-rigid, and/or flexible, the arrangement can maintain flexibility to allow for many degrees of movement of the electrical power cord even as it is cladded in the protection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Magnetic Lifting Technologies US, LLC
    Inventors: Dan Love, Robert Milliron
  • Patent number: 9934886
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a stable and easy-to-install and remove multi-conductive core cable, an outer protective layer and cable inner core wires arranged in an inner cavity of the outer protective layer. The present invention also discloses a method for processing a stable and easy-to-install and remove multi-conductive core cable, and the method comprises the following steps: S1: preparing a traction rope, an outer protective layer of a cable to be threaded and cable inner core wires; S2: fixedly fastening one end of the traction rope to one end of the cable inner core wires, and threading the end with a hook of the traction rope out through an inner cavity of the outer protective layer; S3: fixing the hook by a wire drawing machine or a traction device and performing traction operation on the cable inner core wires; and S4: controlling an traction rate at not more than 3 m/min until end of the threading of the cable inner core wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Chongqing Yufeng Xinxin Wire & Cable Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Lingguo Zeng, Zhijun Li
  • Patent number: 9926828
    Abstract: A tailpipe cover is provided for an exhaust system of a motor vehicle, including a cover pipe having a pipe axis, which can be fitted onto a tailpipe of the exhaust system, a plurality of fastening elements arranged on a radial inner side of the cover pipe for fixing the tailpipe cover to the tailpipe in a radial and axial direction, and a positioning element arranged on a radial inner side of the cover pipe for positioning the tailpipe cover in a circumferential direction relative to the tailpipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Wolfgang Schwarz, Martin Haberstock
  • Patent number: 9920815
    Abstract: An energy guiding chain (12) with additional protection against a line break is proposed. It includes link members (20) or segments for guiding one or more lines like cables, hoses or the like, wherein the link members or segments can be angled relative to each other to form a direction-changing curve (28). The protection means includes a detector for monitoring the energy guiding chain. The detector (16) is mechanically operatively connected to a low-stretch triggering cord (30) and has a sensor (36) for detecting a kinematic parameter of the triggering cord (30). A break (13) in the energy guiding chain (12 can be detected in good time by a change in the kinematic parameter. In that way guided cables, hoses or the like can be protected against a line break.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: IGUS GMBH
    Inventors: Thilo-Alexander Jaeker, Felix Berger, Rene Erdmann, Dominik Barten
  • Patent number: 9909699
    Abstract: An improved hose has a TPE cover layer disposed radially over an inner tube layer and reinforcing braid layer. A D-profile spiral guard is disposed atop the cover layer with a flat side of the D profile facing the cover layer. Hose connectors or end couplings are designed to be tough and durable, and not crush and deform in rough use. The hose end couplings are each retained with an external ferrule having internal spiral lands and grooves so that the spirals of the ferrule follow the spiral guard, to form an interference fit on the cover layer and spiral guard of the hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: Jay G. Bernhardt
  • Patent number: 9905959
    Abstract: A coaxial connector includes a body, a post, a coupling nut, and a sealing member. The sealing member is axially compressed between a rear end facing surface of the coupling nut and a front end facing surface of the hollow body in order to facilitate improved grounding and RF shielding characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communication RF LLC
    Inventors: Donald Andrew Burris, William Bernard Lutz
  • Patent number: 9885429
    Abstract: The cable routing device serves for routing at least one cable of a moved machine part in the manner of a drag chain. The cable routing device is bendable in a reversible manner in at least one defined bending direction and to this end has a flexurally flexible carrier structure, which extends in a longitudinal direction. Embedded into said carrier structure is an insert part with a cross sectional geometry different from circular. The bending direction is determined by the cross sectional geometry of the insert part. The cable routing device, in this case, is realized in the longitudinal direction from a plastic compound by a continuous shaping operation, wherein the insert part is at the same time incorporated into the carrier structure. The cable routing device has cross sectional geometries that vary in the longitudinal direction and are formed by the continuous shaping operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: LEONI Kabel Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Wolfgang Stadler
  • Patent number: 9872966
    Abstract: A delivery conduit (6A,6A?,6B,6C) for delivering a flow of gas in a respiratory therapy system (2) includes an elongated wall member (22,34) made of a textile material, and a support member (24, 36, 36?, 36?, 42, 50, 58, 64, 70) extending along at least a portion of the length of the wall member. The support member engages either the inner surface or the outer surface of the wall member, and engages less than the entirety of the inner surface or the outer surface of the wall member such that a plurality of portions of the wall member are not engaged by the support member and at the plurality of portions the wall member is the only barrier to the gas within the delivery conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Susan Marie Mals
  • Patent number: 9869128
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for helically installing a vortex-induced vibration (VIV) suppression fin about a tubular. The apparatus may include an outer ring member dimensioned to encircle an underlying tubular and an inner ring member positioned concentrically inward from the outer ring member. The inner ring member is configured to rotate with respect to at least one of the outer ring member or the tubular as the outer ring member moves along the tubular. The apparatus may further include a fin guide configured to receive a fin and helically position the fin along the tubular as the inner ring member rotates. A method of installing a vortex-induced vibration (VIV) suppression fin about a tubular may include removably attaching a VIV suppression fin to an installation member. The installation member may be positioned along a tubular and moved about the tubular to helically position the fin around the tubular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: VIV Solutions LLC
    Inventors: Donald Wayne Allen, Julie Ann Dehne, William Andrew West
  • Patent number: 9851162
    Abstract: A cover for a heat source according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a first portion covering at least a portion of the heat source, and a second portion including a first latch and a second latch. Each of the first and second latches are configured to engage a fluid conduit. An assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Air International, Inc.
    Inventor: Calogero Alu
  • Patent number: 9724364
    Abstract: An aerosol hydrogen peroxide mixture agent with trigger sprayer that can be easily held in one hand. The hydrogen peroxide agent is in a bag inside a can and under pressure from air or nitrogen or mixture thereof, and can only be initially opened and released by pulling the tab of the trigger sprayer. The trigger assembly cannot be sprayed until the tab is pulled. The can is cylindrical canister housing and has a dip tube that goes to the bag of the can to the hydrogen peroxide mixture agent. There is propellant composed of air or nitrogen or mixture thereof in the can that pushes on the bag holding the hydrogen peroxide mixture agent up through the dip tube to the valve operative and then to the actuator stem up through the trigger sprayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Fishman, Neal Markus
  • Patent number: 9657871
    Abstract: Provided is a high pressure hose having a new structure capable of withstanding a high pressure and being easy to use. The high pressure hose has an advantage in that it has a much higher strength than a conventional high pressure hose having one reinforcing layer while preventing the elasticity or the flexibility thereof from being decreased compared to high pressure hoses having several reinforcing layers constituted by weaving fibers, by forming the second reinforcing layer (40) constituted by winding the cable (41) around a circumferential surface of the first coating in a helical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Inventor: AeKyung Bang
  • Patent number: 9644780
    Abstract: A fluid conduit includes a flexible member having a tubular wall and a plurality of geometric segments located adjacent to the tubular wall. The geometric segments are disposed about a central axis of the conduit and spaced apart relative to each other to define a gap therebetween. The gap is sized to be closed by contact between adjacent geometric segments upon a predetermined flexure of the flexible member. A method of forming the conduit includes forming a flexible member with a tubular wall and forming a plurality of grooves about the central axis in the tubular wall. The geometric segments in one embodiment are formed from the intersections of a first plurality of helical grooves formed at a first angle relative to the central axis and a second plurality of helical grooves formed at a second angle mutually opposite from the first angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Fiskars Oyj Abp
    Inventors: Timothy J. Orow, Lawrence P. Heren