Coaxial Patents (Class 138/114)
  • Patent number: 11187354
    Abstract: A method for attaching at least one transverse anchorage element to an armor element intended to be housed in an end-fitting of a flexible pipe, including the following steps: the supply of an attachment device accepting an anchorage element; the bringing of an opening to face the armor element; the melting of one end of the anchorage element facing the armor element and of a region of the armor element facing the anchorage element, inside the cavity of the attachment device; the forging of the anchorage element transversely on the armor element, using the attachment device; and the formation of a weld connecting the anchorage element and the armor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventor: Romuald Dehais
  • Patent number: 11181219
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for connecting pipe ends (80, 82) of double-walled pipes (72, 74) for angular compensation and for length compensation of the relative movements of the double-walled pipes (72, 74) relative to a double-walled connector (10). On the double-walled connector (10), there are arranged concentrically with respect to one another first and second ball heads (20, 26). These are each sealingly engaged over by ball cages (52, 54). The ball cages (52, 54) are formed on double-walled attachments (46) of the double-walled pipe ends (80, 82). The sealing function for double-walled angular compensation and double-walled length compensation are configured so as to be decoupled from one another, and are therefore optimized, in the case of the device proposed according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Berthold Eitzenberger
  • Patent number: 11181236
    Abstract: In one aspect the present disclosure relates to a method of manufacturing a cryogenic pressure vessel. The method may include providing a metal lined, composite wrapped vessel which has a boss. The method may further include securing an inlet to the boss, and then encapsulating the metal lined, composite wrapped vessel within a metallic layer in a vacuum controlled environment to form an encapsulated inner tank subassembly. The method may further include securing at least one support to an exterior of the encapsulated inner tank subassembly, and within the controlled vacuum environment, applying a metal coating over the encapsulated inner tank subassembly and the at least one support to form a metal coated, encapsulated inner tank subassembly. The method may further include, within the controlled vacuum environment, encapsulating the metal coated, encapsulated inner tank subassembly within a metallic vacuum jacket, which forms the cryogenic pressure vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignees: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Salvador Aceves, John Elmer, Francisco Espinosa-Loza, Guillaume Petitpas, James Smith, Michael Veenstra, Klaus Szoucsek
  • Patent number: 11156794
    Abstract: A method for adhering a tubular body to a surface. The tubular body may be, for example, a communication line and the surface may be a road. The method includes deploying a tubular body directly onto a natural surface, applying an uncured protectant onto the tubular body while the tubular body is on the natural surface, and shaping the uncured protectant to possess a constant cross-sectional shape around the tubular body on the natural surface. The method includes curing the uncured protectant into a cured protectant to adhere the tubular body and the cured protectant to the natural surface, whereby the tubular body is protectively encased and adhered to the natural surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: TRAXYL, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel Ryan Turner
  • Patent number: 11002386
    Abstract: A fluid conduit has a longitudinal flow passage which includes a transverse cross section that is configured as a polygon, such as a convex or a concave polygon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: FMC Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Gabriel Silva
  • Patent number: 10989338
    Abstract: A hose arrangement for a motor vehicle may include a flexible elongated bellows including a plurality of radially orientated pleats and two axial longitudinal ends. The hose arrangement may also include at least one reinforcement rib which, on an outside, is coupled to a pleat tip of a respective pleat of the plurality of pleats in a material-bonded manner via two-component injection moulding. The at least one reinforcement rib may engage about the respective pleat in a circumferential direction. The at least one reinforcement rib may have at least two rib segments disposed following one another in the circumferential direction. Each of the at least two rib segments may radially cover the pleat tip by a segment angle of 30° to 310° in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Michael Forstner, Pierre-Yves Guiton, Sven Alexander Kaiser, Samuel Kohler, Parzani Massimo, Katrin Schindele, Georg Votteler
  • Patent number: 10890593
    Abstract: A test piece analyzer capable of easily washing a transport device to which the sample (urine sample) has adhered is provided. A test piece analyzer is provided with a transport unit having a transport device to transport a test piece, a drive part to drive the transport device, an imaging unit to image the test piece, and a casing to house the transport unit, imaging unit, and drive part. The transport unit is removable relative to the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Takashi Kusuhara, Satoshi Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10794215
    Abstract: There is disclosed a cooling arrangement for a turbine casing (50) of a gas turbine engine (10). The cooling arrangement comprises a first cooling duct (203) that is at least partly within a second cooling duct (204). The first cooling duct is for a first cooling fluid flow and the second cooling duct is for a second cooling fluid flow which flows around the first cooling duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: ROLLYS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventor: Zahid Hussain
  • Patent number: 10767892
    Abstract: A flexible duct for handling conditioned air comprises an inner core, a vapor barrier, and a compressible core spacer positioned between the inner core and vapor barrier. The compressible core spacer is made of a film material with a helical support integrated therewith. The compressible core spacer is made of a length longer that the inner core and other duct components so that when the compressible core spacer is compressed when assembling the inner core and vapor barrier, the film material between adjacent sections of the helical support folds to create a spacer-liker construction that creates air gaps between an outer surface of the inner core and an inner surface of the compressible core spacer and outer surface of the inner core and vapor barrier. With a pair of low-e surfaces associated with the compressible core spacer or the compressible core spacer and inner core, reflective insulation systems are created to improve the insulating value of the insulated flexible duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Donald B. Campbell, Ronald L. Carlay, II
  • Patent number: 10746147
    Abstract: The invention relates to a high-pressure line for conveying a fluid under high pressure to a consumer, in particular for supplying fuel under injection pressure to one or more injectors (14) of a combustion engine. It comprises a first (1), a second (2), and a third line section (3), which line sections (1, 2, 3) are flowed through successively in the intended operation of the high-pressure line and are jointly formed by a ones-piece component (4) made of metal, wherein the first line section (1) and the third line section (3) each have a smaller flow cross-section than the second line section (2) arranged between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: Alkan Göcmen, Peter Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10722674
    Abstract: A disposable breathing circuit is adapted to be connected between a disposable face mask and a vacuum source for delivering fresh gas to the face mask and for scavenging waste gas exhaled from the face mask. The breathing circuit includes a fresh gas supply limb and an exhalation limb, and a scavenging limb coupled to the exhalation limb. The scavenging limb includes a one-way valve to prevent re-breathing, a flexible flow-through reservoir bag used to store exhaled gas, and an output tube adapted to be coupled between the flow-through reservoir bag and the vacuum source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sedation Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Ramses Nashed
  • Patent number: 10627020
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for configuring a pipe assembly includes an inner pipe positioned within an outer pipe, wherein at least one guide fixedly attached near an end of the pipe assembly cooperates with a recess integrated near the end of the pipe assembly to retain movement of the inner pipe with respect to the outer pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Justin Paul Goodwin, Jason Gene Olberding, Tyler Thomas Stalcup
  • Patent number: 10591092
    Abstract: A hose assembly includes an inner core tube, a connector secured to a distal end of the inner core tube, an outer metal tube substantially coaxial with and surrounding the inner core tube, and a collar substantially coaxial with and surrounding the distal end of the inner core tube. The outer metal tube terminates at a distal end axially inward of the distal end of the inner core tube. The collar includes a first end welded to the distal end of the outer metal tube and a second end welded to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Stephen J. Zaborszki, Corey Pasheilich
  • Patent number: 10591093
    Abstract: A fluid conveying apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a circular tubing. The circular tubing further comprises an internal surface and an external surface. The internal surface encloses a circular passage for conveying a fluid and the external surface is disposed concentric to the internal surface, and distal to the circular passage. Further, the circular tubing comprises a plurality of channels disposed along a periphery of the circular tubing sandwiched between the internal surface and the external surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Patil Mahesh Baburao, Jain Ajit Bhavarlal, Cohen Tomer
  • Patent number: 10520116
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a shrouded pipe comprising an inner pipe section for providing a primary fluid path and an outer pipe section for enclosing the inner pipe section to provide a secondary fluid path. The method includes opening the outer pipe section by separating first and second longitudinal edges which split the outer pipe section along a longitudinal line, assembling the outer pipe section with the inner pipe section by passing the inner pipe section between the separated first and second longitudinal edges, and closing the outer pipe section by bringing the first and second longitudinal edges together and joining the first and second longitudinal edges together. An advantage of this method is that close manufacturing tolerances can be achieved without a complex or difficult assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Rappitsch, Konrad Rauch, Dirk Schwarze, Christoph Heimerdinger, Daniel-Christian Cojocaru
  • Patent number: 10465831
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fluid line (1) having a tube (2) made of a synthetic material. The fluid line (1) should be guided in a flexible manner. To this end, it is provided that the synthetic material can be subjected to a temperature of at least 150° C., and that along part of the length thereof, the tube (2) is surrounded by an expansion protection (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Stephan Mann
  • Patent number: 10436355
    Abstract: A duct of fiber material and binder agent, at least two fold lines are present lengthwise for providing a foldability of the duct by weakened material along the fold lines. The duct is pushable into a folded state and the material remembers the original shape and return to its original shape when released from a folded state. A method of manufacturing a duct: applying a web of origin fiber material with binder agent to a core and compressing the web by an outside form under the influence of heat against the core, wherein the core and/or the outside form is provided with a number of lengthwise ridges corresponding to the desired number of fold lines, to a third of the original thickness of the sides and at the ridges a tenth to a twentieth of the original thickness, and in that the fiber and binder agent web weighs 1.5-3 kg/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Peter Wallin, Göran Bernhardsson
  • Patent number: 10352493
    Abstract: The intersection connection of locomotive cryogenic systems includes a flexible double-wall corrugated pipeline having two corrugated pipes made of cold-resistant steel, which are arranged one inside the other and separated by elastic inserts. There are end adapter flanges fixed to the end walls of the locomotive adjacent sections, and an elastic bar connected to the flexible double-wall corrugated pipeline with suspensions. The intersection connection can be provided with an elastic bar aligned relative to the inner corrugated pipe with centering elastic inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Yuriy Valeryevich Babkov, Andrei Gennadievich Voronkov, Nikolai Konstantinovich Nikolskiy, Igor Valentinovich Sazonov, Boris Mikhailovich Frolov, Valeriy Alekseevich Nikonov
  • Patent number: 10295218
    Abstract: An insulated duct comprises a free floating liner, an optional bulk insulation layer, a vapor barrier, and a reflective insulation system. The reflective insulation system includes an air gap and a low-e surface. The gap is positioned between the bulk insulation layer and the low-e surface or the outer member and the low-e surface if no insulation is used to gain additional insulating value for the duct. With the free floating liner and the reflective insulation system, a duct can be made to an industry standard R-value while using bulk insulation with a lower R-value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventors: Donald B. Campbell, Ronald L. Carlay, II
  • Patent number: 10294964
    Abstract: A thermal conditioning system for an off-shore wind turbine. The thermal conditioning system has an insulating structure that reduces the thermal losses by convection of treated air circulating through a duct inside the tower, from the base-level of the wind turbine to the nacelle structure. The treated air is supplied by an air-treatment system located at the base level of the wind turbine. In the insulating structure an insulating material of a greater thermal conductivity than the treated air is provided, and a plurality of voids is arranged between the insulating material so that air flow between the voids is prevented by the insulating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ADWEN OFFSHORE S. L.
    Inventors: Arunvel Thangamani, Partiphan Subramanian Muragaiyan
  • Patent number: 10234168
    Abstract: The invention provides an HVAC duct having an inner composite tube and an outer composite tube. The inner composite tube has an interior metal wall, a primary foam wall, and an exterior metal wall. The outer composite tube has an interior metal wall, a secondary foam wall, and an exterior metal wall. In certain embodiments, the inner composite tube is nested inside the outer composite tube in an end-offset configuration. In these embodiments, the first end of the duct defines a male detent having a radially-outward-facing metal engagement face projecting beyond the interior metal wall of the outer composite tube, whereas the second end of the duct defines a female detent having a radially-inward-facing metal engagement face projecting beyond the exterior metal wall of the inner composite tube. Also provided is an HVAC ductwork assembly wherein two ducts of the described nature are connected in an advantageous end-to-end manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Sterling P. Minter, James M. Lubratt
  • Patent number: 10215005
    Abstract: A dual flow/multi-flow pipe assembly for use in hydrocarbon recovery processes, having alternately-spaced apertures along a length thereof separated by packer elements, wherein alternating apertures fluidly connect with separate flow channels within the pipe assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: IOR Canada Ltd.
    Inventor: Conrad Ayasse
  • Patent number: 10201689
    Abstract: A medical device for dilating urethral strictures comprises a urethral catheter disposed inside a slidable sheath. The device includes a localizing balloon and one or more dilating balloons capable of expanding radially outward to mechanically expand the urethral stricture. In certain embodiments, the device is adjustable in order to position the location of the one or more dilating balloons of the device relative to the urethral stricture of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Dilation Strategies, LLC
    Inventors: Brendan M. Browne, Leonard N. Zinman
  • Patent number: 10161221
    Abstract: A method and system for insulating wells using dual concentric vacuum insulated tubing layers with joints staggered with respect to one another. The method can be combined with other insulating methods, and well as with other subsidence mitigation techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: ConocoPhillips Company
    Inventors: James A. Mills, Robert S. Redman, David L. Lee
  • Patent number: 10101086
    Abstract: A pyrolytic converter for treating waste materials has an elongated oven that has different channels. The different channels share the length of the elongated oven and divided to occupy different portions of a cross section of the oven. The pyrolytic converter also has a heating source that is configured to supply heat to a portion of the waste materials located within a channel at a specific temperature and to supply heat to another portion of the waste materials located within a different channel at a different temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Karen Meyer Bertram
  • Patent number: 10100472
    Abstract: A movable boarding bridge includes: an inner tunnel; an outer tunnel disposed on an outer surface of the inner tunnel so as to slide on the inner tunnel; a roller arranged on the external surface of the inner tunnel; and a rainwater gutter-type rail arranged on the internal surface of the outer tunnel, and configured to guide the roller such that the roller moves along the rail and to allow inflowing rainwater from the outside to flow therethrough, wherein the rainwater gutter-type rail may be configured such that the rainwater gutter is not seen from the inner tunnel through which passengers pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Korea Airports Corporation
    Inventor: Seung Sang Cho
  • Patent number: 10006372
    Abstract: A ventilation inlet including a conduit (104) arranged to convey flow from a first flow zone to a second flow zone. The conduit has a mouth region (106) presenting to the first flow zone an entrance aperture to receive the flow therefrom. The conduit has a baffle (114) spanning a portion of the conduit to define a throat region (116), the throat region being narrower than the entrance aperture. The throat region (116) is movable along the conduit (104) to control the flow through the ventilation inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Zahid M Hussain, Nityabh Mishra, Peter T Ireland
  • Patent number: 9958105
    Abstract: A multilayer insulation is provided that includes radiant barrier layers separated by one or more spacers. The spacers are configured to maintain separation and provide a low conductivity thermal path between adjacent radiant barrier layers of the multilayer insulation. In certain implementations, the spacers have a shape defined by the intersection of three orthogonally oriented discs and are disposed between two radiant barrier layers of the multilayer insulation. In other implementations, the spacers are mechanically coupled to and extend from a radiant barrier layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Quest Thermal Group LLC
    Inventors: Scott Anthony Dye, Phillip Nolan Tyler
  • Patent number: 9937982
    Abstract: A system for transferring a fluid between a fixed or floating facility for producing or storing the fluid, and a vessel. The system includes at least one hinged arm arrangement that includes an inner arm hinged at one end to a support structure, so as to pivot in a vertical plane, and an outer arm hinged on the outer end of the inner arm. The hinged arm arrangement further includes a rotary seal having an axis extending in a longitudinal direction of the hinged arm. The rotary seal is disposed at the hinge linking the inner arm to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventor: Stephane Paquet
  • Patent number: 9919773
    Abstract: A system for transfer of a fluid between a ship and a facility having a mast, at least one fluid transfer line which extends along the mast, and at least one duct suspended on the distal end of the mast, which is firstly connected to the fluid transfer line, and secondly equipped with a connection element which is designed to cooperate with a manifold of the facility. The duct has a first, rigid portion and a second, flexible portion, and a rigidification element which is fitted such as to be mobile along the duct between a position for rigidification of the flexible portion and a position of release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Gaztransport Et Technigaz
    Inventors: Guillaume Gelin, Bertrand Bugnicourt, Nicolas Vilmen, Arnaud Landure, Benjamin Charpentier
  • Patent number: 9915397
    Abstract: An apparatus for storing and transporting a cryogenic fluid. The apparatus is carried onboard a ship. The apparatus including a sealed and thermally insulating tank intended for the storage of the cryogenic fluid in a state of liquid-vapor diphasic equilibrium, the apparatus including at least two sealed pipes passing through the tank in such a way as to define a passage for the removal of the vapor phase of the cryogenic fluid from inside to outside the tank, the two sealed pipes each including a collection end opening inside the tank at the level of the sealing membrane of the top wall. The collecting ends of two sealed pipes open to the inside of the tank at the level of two zones of the top wall which are situated at two opposite ends of the top wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventors: Pierre Jean, Karim Chapot
  • Patent number: 9888618
    Abstract: Disclosed is a shielded harness (100) which includes a low-voltage cable (101) and a high-voltage cable (102) to which a voltage higher than that of the low-voltage cable (101) is applied, and into which the low-voltage and the high-voltage cables (101 and 102) are bundled, the shielded harness (100) including: a cylindrical shield member (103) that covers the circumference of the high-voltage cable (102) to form an gap so as to electromagnetically shield; and a cylindrical protective member (104) that covers the circumference of the shield member (103) and the low-voltage cable (101). The shield member (103) and the protective member (104) are partially bonded or welded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Maki Yamada
  • Patent number: 9856776
    Abstract: A muffler is disclosed. The muffler may comprise an expansion chamber and a double shell housing surrounding the expansion chamber and extending from a first end to a second end. The double shell housing may include an annular perforated inner shell, an annular outer shell surrounding the inner shell, and an insulation between the inner shell and the outer shell. The muffler may further comprise at least one C-bracket between the inner shell and the outer shell at each of the first and second ends of the double shell housing. Each of the C-brackets may include a first leg, a second leg, and a linking portion connecting the first leg and the second leg. The second leg may be in abutting engagement with the outer shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Dongming Tan, Faiz Khan, Sairam Thiagarajan, Zubair Mohammed
  • Patent number: 9821141
    Abstract: The present invention provides a catheter for use in delivering and/or recovering materials to and/or from a tissue site in the body, the catheter comprising one or more macroporous regions adapted to selectively deliver molecules and/or recover cells from the tissue site, based on one or more physical-chemical-biological characteristics. The macroporous region can be provided in the form of a helical hollow wires, and can be adapted to both recover cells from the tissue site (e.g., bacterial or other cells present in interstitial fluid) and optionally to permit the infusion of medicament to the site, under corresponding conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Twin Star Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Stice, Scott R. Wilson, Rick Matthew Odland
  • Patent number: 9784187
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine is provided. The gas turbine engine includes a compressor assembly and a combustion assembly in flow communication with the compressor assembly. The combustion assembly includes a plurality of fuel nozzles and a fluid conduit for delivering fuel to the fuel nozzles. The fluid conduit has a plurality of first outlet ports that are spaced apart from one another along the fluid conduit, and the fluid conduit also has a plurality of second outlet ports that are spaced apart from one another along the fluid conduit. The fluid conduit further has a first flow path extending along the fluid conduit in flow communication with the first outlet ports, and the fluid conduit also has a second flow path extending along the fluid conduit in flow communication with the second outlet ports. At least a portion of the first flow path is circumscribed by the second flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jared Matthew Wolfe, Joshua Daniel Brown, Christopher Francis Poranski, Edward J. Condrac, Raymond Floyd Martell
  • Patent number: 9768669
    Abstract: An electrical machine, particularly for driving a vehicle, comprises a rotor having a rotor shaft extending in the axial direction, a stator encompassing the rotor, and a stator housing that accommodates the stator and has an integral cooling duct. The cooling duct is formed by an alternating sequence of channels extending in the axial or circumferential direction and deflector portions which connect adjacent channels in a meandering fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Andreas Huber
  • Patent number: 9695681
    Abstract: A method of fracturing a wellbore formation that includes positioning an end of a coiled tubing string adjacent a first location within a wellbore, pumping fluid down the wellbore to fracture the formation, and monitoring a pressure within the wellbore during the procedure with at least one sensor connected to a communication line. The fracturing procedure may be a re-fracturing of the wellbore. The method may include actuating a single isolation element or two isolation elements to isolate a portion of the wellbore to be fractured. The method may include modifying the fracturing procedure in real time based on data from monitoring the pressure during the procedure. A system for fracturing a wellbore includes coiled tubing, a communication line within the coiled tubing, and at least one pressure sensor connected to the communication line. Pressure sensors may be connected to both the exterior and interior of the coiled tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Lance Nigel Portman
  • Patent number: 9666926
    Abstract: A power supply line for high-frequency current has a two-layered tubular conductor including an inner tube portion and an outer tube portion which is concentric to the inner tube portion and integrally linked thereto by four connecting portions along the entire length in the longitudinal direction. The four connecting portions are circumferentially disposed at predetermined intervals. By providing the four connection portions between the inner tube portion and the outer tube portion, it is possible to more accurately position the inner tube portion and to reduce high frequency resistance when compared with the likes of conventional power supply lines for high-frequency current having only one connecting portion between an inner tube portion and an outer tube portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventors: Yasushi Futabatake, Hiroshi Maeda, Kouichi Teraura, Yukihiro Matsunobu, Masato Toki, Shinji Hara
  • Patent number: 9599256
    Abstract: A flexible tube formed by interlocking a first edge of a single strip material with a second edge of the strip material that adjoins the first edge by spirally winding the strip material, allowing passage of a solid object, and having a specific length, wherein the flexible tube has a shape of an ellipse in cross-section perpendicular to a direction of the passage, the ellipse having a shape that prevents a torsional force caused by torsion from propagating to a part on which a torsional force concentrates in a flexible tube with a circular cross-section perpendicular to the direction of the passage, and wherein the ellipse has a shape that creates a space for a cable between an outer surface of the ellipse and an inner surface of a covering material having a circular cross-section with a diameter greater than a length of a major axis of the ellipse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventor: Masato Konno
  • Patent number: 9574348
    Abstract: Various implementations of tubular composite beams (TCB's) are disclosed. The TCB's of the present disclosure may have improved formability, increased strength, reduced weight, better producibility or a combination of the foregoing. Furthermore, the composites tubular structures of the present disclosure may have greater strength to weight ratios than prior art composites.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventor: Charles Dwight Jarvis
  • Patent number: 9556796
    Abstract: A segment of a fluid manifold includes a flexible thermal shield with an insulation space defined inboard of the thermal shield to provide thermal isolation from conditions external to the thermal shield. The thermal shield includes a helically corrugated metal tube having opposed first and second ends. An outer collar is threaded to an end of the helically corrugated metal tube. The outer collar includes a crimped portion and an uncrimped portion. The uncrimped portion is spaced apart from the corrugated helical metal tube more than the crimped portion to define a vent between the outer collar and the corrugated helical metal tube in venting communication with the insulation space to vent hot gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Delavan Inc
    Inventor: Daniel Edward Bleeker
  • Patent number: 9546802
    Abstract: A collector for a heat pump installation includes a pipe to circulate a heat transfer liquid between a heat source and a heat pump. An inner surface of the pipe has an uneven surface structure that includes at least one of indentations or elevations extending helically in a longitudinal direction. The indentations or elevations are arranged to create a turbulent flow of the heat transfer liquid in the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: MUOVITECH AB
    Inventors: Mika Ojala, Juha Ojala, Kari Ojala, Heimo Ojala
  • Patent number: 9512027
    Abstract: A mold assembly includes a mold having a mold cavity defined by a mold surface having a three-dimensional shape and at least one opening for communication of fluid or vacuum to the mold cavity. A plenum base is mounted to the mold such that a chamber is defined between the plenum base and the mold, where the chamber is in communication with the at least one opening in the mold. A cooling plate is arranged in the chamber. A fluid passage is defined between the concentrically arranged outer tube and inner tube coupled to the plenum base. One fluid conduit extends through the inner tube and a first opening in the plenum base to the chamber. Another fluid conduit extends from the fluid passage through a side port in the outer tube and a second opening in the plenum base to the cooling plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Brian Christopher Sheehan, Kevin Lee Wasson
  • Patent number: 9490555
    Abstract: A first bus structure comprises a first outer conductive layer and a first inner conductive layer separated by a an first dielectric layer. A second bus structure comprises a second outer conductive layer and a second inner conductive layer separated by a second dielectric layer. An outer sleeve electrically connects the first inner conductive layer to the second inner conductive layer. An inner sleeve electrically connects the first outer conductive layer to the second outer conductive layer. A fastener extends through the inner sleeve to clamp or compress the first outer conductive layer and the second outer conductive layer toward each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventor: Christopher J. Schmit
  • Patent number: 9389137
    Abstract: A pipe (50) that makes it possible to channel pressurized air into an aircraft, includes an inner tube (52), an outer tube (54) that is essentially coaxial to the inner tube (52), an insulating material (56) that is inserted between the two tubes (52, 54) and that is made of a heat-insulating and gas-porous material, and a leak detection device (70), characterized in that the leak detection device (70) is arranged at least in part between the inner tube (52) and the outer tube (54) and in that at least at one end (60), the detection device follows a concentric trajectory (84) to the inner tube (52).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventors: Gerard Millet, Xavier Bernard, Matthias Noecker
  • Patent number: 9364868
    Abstract: An adjustable stock assembly for a fluid spray gun can be adjusted to have a different profile shape; and/or to have a different rotational position relative to the rest of the spray gun; and/or to have a different length relative to the rest of the spray gun; and/or to have a different tilt angle relative to the rest of the spray gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Federal Signal Corporation
    Inventors: Michael J. Bullard, Curtiss G. Kennedy, Daniel P. Strauser
  • Patent number: 9341316
    Abstract: A pipeline leak detection, containment and cutoff system features a flexible tubular jacket fitted circumferentially around the pipeline for expansion by leaking fluid. A coil is wrapped on the jacket and has a terminal fitting that normally resides in an engaged position maintain a predetermined state of a control circuit that connected to a valve installed on the pipeline. When the jacket expands under the action of fluid leaking from the pipeline, this increases the coil diameter a the expanding area of the jacket, which pulls the terminal fitting from its engaged position, thereby changing the state of the control circuit and causing the valve to close the pipeline and prevent further leakage from same. Preferably multiple valves installed along the pipeline are wired in series such that control circuit closes all the valves under a change in the control circuit by any one of the coils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventor: Robert J. Novak
  • Patent number: 9322222
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a tower comprising a fluid transporting pipe (24) and an element (29) for anchoring a transporting pipe (24) to the bottom (14) of the expanse of water (12), which element is connected to an upstream point (38) of an intermediate section (30) of the pipe. The tower comprises a buoy (26) connected to a downstream point (40) of the intermediate section in order to keep the intermediate section (40) in a substantially vertical configuration. The buoy (26) has a height less than 1.5 times its maximum transverse direction and delimits a first through-passage (78A) in which the intermediate section (30) is fitted. The buoy (26) delimits a second through-passage (78B), separate from the first through-passage (78A), the second through-passage (78B) accepting the upper section (34). The tower (20) comprises a coupling section (32) that couples the connecting upper section (34) to the intermediate section (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Ange Luppi, Gilles Cousin, Romain Vivet, René Maloberti
  • Patent number: 9297591
    Abstract: A heat conduction system including modular pipes housing a solid heat conductor made of a combination of carbon foam glass and grapheme and, for conductors, insulated from the outermost pipe by an insulating layer and with an annular gas purging gap for high-temperature applications. Also included in the system are thermal valves, manifolds, and heat exchangers to route and use the thermal energy. In an exemplary use, a down-hole heat exchanger, thermally coupled to a string of heat conduction modules, brings geothermal heat up from abandoned oil wells to operate a boiler and steam turbine. In another exemplary use, waste heat is conducted out of slag for conversion into useful energy. In yet another exemplary use, waste heat is conducted away from a nuclear reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Inventors: Richard von Hack-Prestinary, Raymond S. Donofrio
  • Patent number: 9261206
    Abstract: A flexible pipeline for transporting a pressurized flowable medium, includes two pipes of metal which are corrugated transversely of their longitudinal direction, an inner pipe and an outer pipe which are arranged concentrically relative to each other with the inclusion of an annular gap. A vacuum insulation is arranged in the annular gap between the two pipes. On the other side of the inner pipe is mounted a tension proof reinforcement which is connected at both ends of the inner pipe fixedly to the inner pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Rainer Soika, Stephan Lange