Longitudinally Extending Common Wall Patents (Class 138/115)
  • Patent number: 10431906
    Abstract: An electrical distribution apparatus is adapted for use in a wiring harness of an automotive electrical system. A flat flexible cable has an insulating substrate embedding a plurality of flat wires. The flat cable has a cable end wherein the wires extend as exposed blade fingers, each finger having at least one lateral fold stacking a thickness of the respective finger. A ferrule is crimped over each stacked finger. A plurality of contact bodies each has a coupler end and a crimp end. Each crimped end has a pair of legs crimped onto a respective ferrule. A carrier block has a plurality of bores each receiving a respective coupler end. The carrier block carrying the coupler ends is configured to plug into an electronic module connector in the automotive electrical system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Glenn Richard Reed, Paul J. Nicastri
  • Patent number: 10421325
    Abstract: A storage arrangement for lines from a tractor truck includes a housing member secured external to a cab of the truck, a receiver connected to the housing and configured to couple to a select one of an electrical line and first and second pneumatic lines, and a control arrangement coupled to the receiver such that upon coupling of one of the lines with the first receiver the control arrangement activates a status indicator that provides the operator with an indication of a coupling status of the select one of the electrical line, the first pneumatic line and the second pneumatic line with the storage arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: SAF-HOLLAND, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin D. Keatley, Michael H. Ginocchio, Gerald W. Hungerink, Mark Molitor
  • Patent number: 10384835
    Abstract: A reclosable plastic zipper assembly of indefinite length is disclosed, the assembly including a ribbon having a first zipper strip profile and a second zipper strip profile, where the first zipper strip profile includes at least one rib, and where the second zipper strip profile includes at least one recess. The at least one rib and at least one recess are complementary in shape such that the zipper strip profiles may be mated by inserting the at least one rib into the at least one recess along the length of the plastic zipper assembly. The reclosable plastic zipper assembly further includes a bead and a pair of perforations, where the zipper strip profiles may be mated by folding the ribbon along the length of the plastic zipper assembly around the bead, where a first perforation is on the ribbon between the bead and the first zipper profile, and the second perforation is on the ribbon between the bead and second zipper profile, wherein the zipper assembly has been extruded through a single die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Com-Pac International, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory S Sprehe, Donald K Wright, Christopher L Pemberton
  • Patent number: 10352482
    Abstract: A flexible air duct contains a uniformly-spaced reflective insulation system, with or without bulk insulation, a liner, and an outer jacket that would allow a reduced amount or no amount of bulk insulation to be used to obtain a desired R-value insulation. The flexible air duct can be used to move conditioned air to one or more desired locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: FLEXIBLE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald L. Carlay, II, John Cullen Schlageter, Donald B. Campbell
  • Patent number: 10309558
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a bent product from an integrally extrusion molded body without the loss of lightweight properties or the like. [Solution] A bent product (10) that is formed by bending an integrally extrusion-formed body and has: a metal core material (20) provided with a tube-shaped peripheral wall (21) and a first partition wall (23) that extends in the longitudinal direction of the tube shape and divides the inner space of the peripheral wall in the direction of the major axis of the cross section perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the tube shape; and a covering layer (40) that is formed on the outer surface of the core material and contains at least a thermoplastic resin. The thickness (t) of the peripheral wall is 0.8-2.3 mm, and a reinforcing means is provided to the inner space side of the peripheral wall at a section (25) thereof to the inside of the bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KURASHIKI BOSEKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Junichi Wako, Katsuya Ichinose
  • Patent number: 10220184
    Abstract: The invention provides a catheter for placement within a vessel of a patient. The catheter comprises an elongated catheter body, a septum extending longitudinally through the interior of the catheter body from the dividing the interior of the catheter body into a first lumen and a second lumen. Each lumen has curved or angled internal walls at the distal end of the catheter that terminate at ports located on opposing sides of the catheter body. The invention also provides a method for exchanging fluids in a patient comprising the step of positioning the catheter of the present invention in communication with a fluid-containing vessel of a patient. The method is particularly well-suited for hemodialysis, plasmapheresis, and other therapies which require removal and return of blood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AEGIS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Timothy W. I. Clark
  • Patent number: 10222001
    Abstract: A pressure vessel configured to store a pressurized fluid is provided including a plurality of lobes. Each lobe includes at least one vertically arranged interior wall. The plurality of lobes are positioned in a side by side configuration such that a first interior wall of a first lobe is positioned adjacent a second interior wall of a second adjacent lobe. The first interior wall and the second interior wall are configured to contact one another at a first point of tangency. A first tangent intersects the first lobe at the first point of tangency and a second tangent intersects the second lobe at the first point of tangency. The first tangent and the second tangent are separated by about 120 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul F. Croteau, John P. Wesson, Andrzej Ernest Kuczek, Matthew E. Lynch, Tahany Ibrahim El-Wardany, Ellen Y. Sun, Wenping Zhao, Daniel V. Viens
  • Patent number: 10221999
    Abstract: A pressure vessel fluid manifold assembly includes a pressure vessel having a plurality of lobes joined to each other, each of the plurality of lobes having a wall disposed in contact with an adjacent wall of an adjacent lobe, and wherein the manifold can be external or internal to the lobes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul F. Croteau, Andrzej Ernest Kuczek, Daniel V. Viens, Justin R. Hawkes, Wenping Zhao, Thomas J. Garosshen
  • Patent number: 10174146
    Abstract: In some embodiments, the present invention is a method, comprising: a) mixing at least one polymerizable acrylic compound, a thermal initiator, a photoinitiator, and a peroxide to form a mixture, wherein the peroxide has a decomposition temperature; b) exposing the mixture to light for a sufficient first time to generate a first curing agent; and c) after exposing the mixture to light, exposing the mixture to a temperature below the decomposition temperature of the peroxide for a sufficient second time to generate a second curing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Dymax Corporation
    Inventors: Michael A. Morin, Patrick Vaughn, Marufur Rahim
  • Patent number: 10153627
    Abstract: The invention provides a bottomless cable cover for power and communications cables. The cable cover is characterized in part by a traffic portion and asymmetrically disposed support rails. The materials, dimensions, and aspect ratios enable faster, more adaptable, and larger-scale protection of power and communications cables that are laid on floors, without impeding hard or heavy traffic. Cable covers according to the present invention also enable decorative use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas Gamble
  • Patent number: 10135229
    Abstract: A protector is equipped with a first bent portion protecting part protecting a horizontally-bent first bent part of a wire group; a second bent portion protecting part protecting a downwardly-bending second bent part; a first cover part; a second cover part; and a first locking part, the first cover part being integrally linked to the first bent portion protecting part and being closed and locked, and the second cover part being integrally formed with, and developed on the same plane as, the first cover part and being bent downwardly and closed and locked after the first cover part is closed, and the second cover part being equipped with a second locking part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yutaka Matsumura, Ichirou Komaba
  • Patent number: 10125867
    Abstract: A device for actuating multiple shift elements of a transmission device is described. Each of the pistons for a change in operating state of the shift elements in the area of active surfaces can be subjected to a fluid pressure acting in a first or second actuating direction. The fluid pressure actively applied in the first actuating direction can be separately adjusted for each of the shift elements, while the fluid pressure actively applied in the second actuating direction is essentially the same for all shift elements. The pistons are arranged coaxially to each other, radially into each other, and in a manner axially displaceable in sections in one intermediate plate. The intermediate plate features areas for applying the fluid pressures acting in the first actuating direction. The area through which the fluid pressure acting in the second actuating direction can be guided to the pistons is limited.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG
    Inventors: Peter Ziemer, Thilo Schmidt, Martin Brehmer, Andreas Beisswenger, Ingo Tetzlaff
  • Patent number: 10052808
    Abstract: An assembly and process for forming a two stage extruded pipe having a central inner sleeve and a pair of outer attached lobes. The central sleeve shaped (also termed a grout receiving tube) is produced in an initial extrusion operation, following which it enters a cross head operation where a pair of outer lobes are attached to cross sectional exterior surface locations according to a second stage extrusion operation so as to be integrally formed therewith. Other steps include cooling of the dual stage extruded pipe, as well as sectioning and stacking the pipe. Additional steps include forming elongated slots or apertures into the central sleeve portion of the finished extrusion, such in non-interfering fashion with the individual passageway defining and lobes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: U.S. Farathane Corporation
    Inventors: Steve Porter, Timothy John Brown
  • Patent number: 10035621
    Abstract: Multi-barrier bottles having tabbed preforms, as well as methods of forming the same are disclosed. A tabbed preform includes an elongate body extending into a cavity of a first barrier, where the cavity is defined by at least one piece having a recess therein. The tabbed preform further includes at least one preform extension piece extending from the elongate body at a predetermined distance from a top surface of the elongate body. The at least one preform extension piece is sized and shaped to correspond to a size and a shape of the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Double Double D, LLC
    Inventor: Jim F. Warner
  • Patent number: 10035641
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pouch reservoir for a pressurized dispenser casing, including a dome, a valve carrying cup and a pouch, such that the dome includes a base for receiving and tightly fixing a neck of the pouch, and a bowl for receiving the valve-carrying cup, the base and the bowl communicating via a central hole for filling the pouch and for discharging the product. The invention is especially applicable to refillable dispenser casings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: INOSPRAY
    Inventors: Thibault De Maillard, Jean-Luc Beurcq
  • Patent number: 10024306
    Abstract: An assembly includes a first block including a first end; and a second block assembled with the first block at a same height as the first block, the second block including a second end facing the first end of the first block. The first block and the second block are connected to the assembly such that there is no structural connection between the second end of the second block facing the first end of the first block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Tindall Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin L. Kirkley, Bryant A. Zavitz
  • Patent number: 9945123
    Abstract: A steel beam comprising a frame formed by a first web part, a second web part, a base plate and a horizontal top part. The first and second web part are arranged side by side at a distance from each other, and joined at a first end of the first web part and the second web part by the horizontal top part. The first and second web part are joined at a second end of the first web part and second web part by the base plate. The base plate, the first web part, the second web part and the horizontal top part are arranged to form a space that can be filled with concrete. The steel beam further comprises a hollow member arranged inside the space sealed to prevent concrete entering. The hollow member is attached to the frame for preventing movement in relation to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: PEIKKO GROUP OY
    Inventors: Simo Peltonen, Pavel Nadasky
  • Patent number: 9948075
    Abstract: A cable conduit shape holder device, for maintaining the arc of curvature of PVC conduit deployed at corners of building walls during structural construction. The cable conduit shape holder device comprises an arc-shaped, open-sided tubular section having a predetermined length, for externally encapsulating a tubular cable conduit when placed thereon, such that when the section is mounted on a portion of the tubular cable conduit, the section maintains formation of a curved shape in a portion of the tubular cable conduit extending for the predetermined length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Ronen Tajer
  • Patent number: 9903141
    Abstract: A waste container includes a body having a base and a side wall extending upward from the base to define a container interior. A lid is hingeably secured to an upper portion of the side wall. A latch assembly selectively secures the lid to the side wall. The latch assembly includes a handle portion and a rotatable latch portion rotatable about an axis. The rotatable latch portion has a latch member that selectively interlocks with a hook portion. In one example, at least one additional rotatable member is mounted to the latch assembly that is independently rotatable relative to the rotatable latch portion. In one example, the container includes a release component that is independently operable of the latch assembly to unlatch the lid. In one example, the lid includes at least one flexing channel to control flexing movement of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Rehrig Pacific Company
    Inventor: Derick Foster
  • Patent number: 9879807
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter includes embodiments of fluid couplings that prevent or discourage misconnection of fluid lines. A coupling device includes multiple male and female connectors that are joined to a common line. The coupling device is mated to a matching coupling device only when all the multiple male and female connectors are property joined. If any of the connectors is not property mated to a corresponding one, the coupling will leak. The coupling devices are made unique by providing an arrangement the connectors, number of connectors, shape of connectors or arrangement of interfering connector parts that ensure that any attempt to improperly couple two fluid lines will result in the incomplete mating of one or more of the connectors and thereby cause leakage of the fluid, failure of the coupling to engage, or otherwise cause the attempt to connect to fail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: NXSTAGE MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: James M. Brugger, Dennis M. Treu, David S. Utterberg
  • Patent number: 9878406
    Abstract: An independent phase-change heat-transfer-type heat tube and a manufacturing method thereof, wherein the heat tube comprises a housing of which an outer surface is provided with a coating, the housing is provided with an evaporating end and a condensing end opposite to the evaporating end, an inner groove is provided between the evaporating end and the condensing end, a side groove, being separated from the inner groove, is provided in the evaporating end and the condensing end respectively, the inner grooves are separated from each other, the side groove and the inner groove form a plurality of independent cavities which are filled with a working medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignees: ZHUHAI XINGYE NEW ENERGY SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD, ZHUHAI XINGYE GREEN BUILDING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Junyi Tan, Tingqiao Ye, Chaofei Zhou
  • Patent number: 9834896
    Abstract: The present invention is a support structure including elongate hollow cylinder and flat plates secured thereto. A first rigid flat plate is horizontally disposed in overlying relation to each hollow cylinder and a second rigid flat plate is horizontally disposed in underlying relation to each hollow cylinder. Stress-distributing strengthening members are circumferentially positioned about the hollow cylinder and secured to their associated rigid flat plates. A key may extend from a first end of each hollow cylinder and a mating socket may be formed in a second end of each hollow cylinder to facilitate end-to-end interconnection of a plurality of hollow cylinders.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Omega Trestle LLC
    Inventors: Valery Tsimmerman, Kevin Edward Lathan
  • Patent number: 9828984
    Abstract: A tubing assembly is provided that can comprise a plurality of tubes or lumens that can be disposed within a head of a peristaltic pump. The tubing assembly can provide a flow rate or volume capacity that is generally equal to or greater than that achieved with a comparable prior art tube while operating at higher pressures than that possible using the prior art tube. Further, in accordance with some embodiments, the tubing assembly can achieve a longer working life than a comparable prior art tube, and the load on the pump motor can be reduced such that the pump life is increased and/or a larger pump motor is not required to achieve such advantageous results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Blue-White Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert Gledhill, III, John Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9815352
    Abstract: An impact beam for reinforcing a vehicle door includes an elongated beam having a hollow interior spanning a length of the elongated beam. The elongated beam includes an impact portion spanning the length and configured to face an exterior side of the vehicle door. The elongated beam also includes a cross-sectional shape having a top wall section and a bottom wall section that interconnect at a bend section of the cross-sectional shape, which includes the impact portion. The top and bottom wall sections each include an intermediate bend to define a substantially horizontal section and an angled section on opposing sides of the intermediate bend, where the intermediate bends are configured to limit inward displacement of the elongated beam from an impact force at the exterior side of the vehicle door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Shape Corp.
    Inventors: Paul Michael Roehm, Corey J. Hoff
  • Patent number: 9764282
    Abstract: An aftertreatment component for use in an exhaust aftertreatment system. The aftertreatment component comprises an aftertreatment substrate and a compressible material. The compressible material may be formed from a plastic thermoset, a rubberized material, or a metal foil which permits for the selective expansion of the substrate within the compressible material, while also reducing cost and manufacturing complexity. In various embodiments, the aftertreatment substrate and the compressible materials may be formed separately and coupled to each other, or they may be formed concurrently via coextrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Cummins Emission Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Anderson, Arpad Somogyvari
  • Patent number: 9744710
    Abstract: An assembly and process for forming a two stage extruded pipe having a central inner sleeve and a pair of outer attached lobes. The central sleeve shaped (also termed a grout receiving tube) is produced in an initial extrusion operation, following which it enters a cross head operation where a pair of outer lobes are attached to cross sectional exterior surface locations according to a second stage extrusion operation so as to be integrally formed therewith. Other steps include cooling of the dual stage extruded pipe, as well as sectioning and stacking the pipe. Additional steps include forming elongated slots or apertures into the central sleeve portion of the finished extrusion, such in non-interfering fashion with the individual passageway defining and lobes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: U.S. Farathane Corporation
    Inventors: Steve Porter, Timothy John Brown
  • Patent number: 9694953
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing container may include a body, lid, valve assembly, and straw. The valve assembly may be movable between a first position to allow contents to be discharged by inverting and/or squeezing the container, and a second position to allow the contents to be discharged by sucking and/or squeezing through a straw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventors: David O. Meyers, Nathan K. Hirst
  • Patent number: 9598028
    Abstract: A raceway for fastening, guiding and/or protecting an electric cable means has channel modules with longitudinal channel sections. At least two essentially longitudinal channel sections are movable telescopically into one another by way of complementary male elements or female elements, and each of the essentially longitudinal channel sections is provided with at least one fixation bolt. The male element projects from a part of an open end of one essentially longitudinal channel section and the female element is cut out from a part of an open end of an opposed essentially longitudinal channel section. The essentially longitudinal channel sections are made of thermoplastic material and the at least one fixation bolt is mounted inside the channel section through the base wall of each essentially longitudinal channel section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Uwe Renner
  • Patent number: 9592776
    Abstract: A protector 20 includes a wire accommodating portion 22 and a wire fixing piece 40. The wire accommodating portion 22 is formed with an accommodation space capable of accommodating wires 12 and a wire draw-out port 23 for drawing out the wires 12 accommodated in the accommodation space to outside. A wire fixing piece 40 is formed separately from the wire accommodating portion 22 and can be united with the wire draw-out port 23 in a state fixed at a certain position in an extending direction of the wires 12 by a binding member 18.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Fujita, Masaru Watanabe, Kaho Arai
  • Patent number: 9494259
    Abstract: A disposable flow path having a manifold system that provides pressure resistance for the disposable device. The disposable device is comprised of a first rigid plastic sheet and a second rigid plastic sheet. Each sheet has two major surfaces and a thickness between them. At least one sheet surface has flow channels formed in it. The flow channels extend away from a first major surface and beyond the normal plane of a second major surface of the sheet. The sheets are liquid tightly sealed to each other at their adjoining first major surfaces. When each sheet contains a flow channel, the flow channels are aligned and in register with each other. One or more fittings can be secured in the flow channel(s) at an edge of the two liquid tightly sealed sheets. Alternatively, tubing is placed in the channels before the sheets are secured to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Morrissey, Neil Schauer
  • Patent number: 9484728
    Abstract: A joiner system for a channel raceway includes a joiner body with first and second posts, and a joiner wall panel separate from the joiner body. The joiner wall panel connects to the joiner body between the first and second posts to form a wall between the first and second posts. First and second connecting projections extend outward from adjacent the respective first and second posts. The first and second connecting projections are spaced apart from one another and in generally opposing relationship with respect to one another. The joiner body has a snap-fit component on the lower side of a base of the joiner body. The snap-fit component mates in a snap-fit connection with a splice plate to interconnect the joiner body and at least two pieces of channel framing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Stephen Nathaniel Thompson, Martin Lee Witherbee, Jacob Johnson
  • Patent number: 9474883
    Abstract: Provided are drainage systems that may include a drainage manifold and may be suitable for draining fluid from a tissue site. The drainage manifold may include a plurality of elongate members having a moveable end that may be adapted to configure the drainage manifold to treat a uniquely shaped tissue site. The drainage manifold may be coupled to a drainage tube with a transitional connector to provide a drainage system capable of distributing reduced pressure to the tissue site to enhance the drainage of fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: IC Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas A. Cornet, Michael Manwaring, Edward Sy Griffey, Erin Black, Colin John Hall, Jonathan Kagan
  • Patent number: 9453599
    Abstract: A bi-channel tube for use in a heat exchanger is disclosed having a passageway or window formed in the common wall or divider separating the adjacent channels. This arrangement permits a controlled amount of interaction of the fluids flowing in the adjacent channels in the bi-channel tube. The bi-channel coolant tube includes a first fluid-carrying channel, a second fluid-carrying channel, a common wall or divider separating the first fluid-carrying channel from the second fluid-carrying channel, and at least one fluid-passing passageway or window formed in the common wall or divider. The fluid-passing passageway or window is preferably an elongated window that is formed along the long axis of the bi-channel coolant tube. The bi-channel coolant tube may be composed of a metal such as aluminum, including aluminum alloy, and steel, including stainless steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Calvin Young, Yi Zhang, LaMar Stewart, Yafang Miao
  • Patent number: 9447902
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is wastewater pipe having a shape that is operable to flow both small and large volumes of wastewater. The wastewater pipe includes a bottom portion with a different diameter than to top portion. The top and bottom portions of the wastewater pipe are connected by side walls that extend tangentially from the bottom portion and intersect tangentially with the top portion. The pipes may also variously include alignment tabs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventor: George Tendick
  • Patent number: 9428955
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to an apparatus for erecting a retractable wall system. More particularly, this invention relates to a retractable wall system and its components which may be used to divide a room or space, create an acoustic barrier, create a freestanding structure, or provide an awning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Jacob Fleischman
  • Patent number: 9347262
    Abstract: A gate for use in closing the opening in a fence may comprise a plurality of horizontal bars separated by open spaces, with at least some of the horizontal bars being formed of hollow tubing having a primary perimeter wall with an interior surface defining an interior lumen. A plurality of vertical elements may connect the horizontal bars, and at least one reinforcement member may be inserted into the interior lumen of one of the horizontal bars. The at least one reinforcement member may have an exterior surface with locations on the exterior surface in snug contact with the interior surface of the primary perimeter wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventor: Leroy Richard
  • Patent number: 9309664
    Abstract: Some embodiments of masonry blocks can be used to form a wall system that provides an improved resistance to moisture penetration that might otherwise advance to an interior surface of the wall. In particular embodiments, some or all of the masonry blocks in the wall system may be equipped with one or more moisture drainage elements formed in a surface of the respective masonry block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Concrete Products Group LLC
    Inventor: Canan D'Avela
  • Patent number: 9238118
    Abstract: A multiple lumen hose includes a generally circumferential base wall. A plurality of corrugations extend radially outward from the base wall. A septum is disposed interior to the base wall such as to divide the interior of the base wall into at least a first lumen and a second lumen. A first scallop extends outward from the circumferential base wall between adjacent corrugations. A second scallop extends outward from the circumferential base wall between adjacent corrugations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: CAREFUSION CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mark Edward Woelfel
  • Patent number: 8997778
    Abstract: The invention relates to a conduit for transferring milk. The conduit is provided with at least one flexible wall, which divides the conduit into at least one milk duct and at least one secondary duct. The milk duct and the at least one secondary duct extend along a longitudinal axis of the conduit, it being possible for the at least one milk duct to be substantially emptied by pressing through filling the at least one secondary duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Lely Patent N.V.
    Inventor: Gerard Mostert
  • Patent number: 8985158
    Abstract: A fabric tube with two passages comprises a fabric tube sheet. A first fabric weld strip with right and left flanges extending laterally from a bottom edge of a weld fin is welded to a first surface extending the length of the fabric tube sheet at a distance D1 from the first edge thereof. A second fabric weld strip is welded to an opposite second surface and extends the length of the fabric tube sheet between the first fabric weld strip and the second edge of the fabric tube sheet at a distance D2 from the second edge of the fabric tube sheet. The first edge of the fabric tube sheet is welded to the weld fin of the second fabric weld strip and the second edge of the fabric tube sheet is welded to the weld fin of the first fabric weld strip to form two passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: ABC Canada Technology Group Ltd.
    Inventors: Don Adams, James Yausie, Bob Hack, Paul Yausie
  • Patent number: 8978711
    Abstract: When the common part of the outer pipe and the inner pipe is worked with the pressing-type punching-out work for connecting with the inner pipe, there occurs no possibility that any disadvantage caused by the punched-out debris is generated. An inner pipe is arranged at the inside of an outer pipe. Each part of the outer pipe and the inner pipe is partially made common and integrally formed to each other. The inner pipe has the side walls extending from a common part of the outer pipe and the inner pipe to the diametral direction of the outer pipe in parallel and the recess wall facing the common part of the outer pipe and the inner pipe at a deep end of the side walls is not expanded more than the space between the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Watanabe Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Susumu Satou
  • Patent number: 8973619
    Abstract: A climate tube, in particular for aircraft, includes an inner layer and an outer layer of fiber composite plastic material. To achieve a high stiffness combined with a low weight and to achieve good thermal insulation properties, disposed between the inner layer and the outer layer is an at least almost completely circumferential honeycomb core, which is firmly connected to the inner layer the outer layer. The radial extent of the honeycomb core is large compared to the radial extent of the inner layer and the outer layer, and the mutually opposed longitudinal ends of the honeycomb core abut one another and are surrounded by a ply of fiber composite plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Hoefle, Markus Roy, Hubert Stuetzle, Michael Straubing
  • Publication number: 20140373960
    Abstract: A bi-channel tube for use in a heat exchanger is disclosed having a passageway or window formed in the common wall or divider separating the adjacent channels. This arrangement permits a controlled amount of interaction of the fluids flowing in the adjacent channels in the bi-channel tube. The bi-channel coolant tube includes a first fluid-carrying channel, a second fluid-carrying channel, a common wall or divider separating the first fluid-carrying channel from the second fluid-carrying channel, and at least one fluid-passing passageway or window formed in the common wall or divider. The fluid-passing passageway or window is preferably an elongated window that is formed along the long axis of the bi-channel coolant tube. The bi-channel coolant tube may be composed of a metal such as aluminum, including aluminum alloy, and steel, including stainless steel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Calvin Young, Yi Zhang, LaMar Stewart, Yafang Miao
  • Publication number: 20140311578
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the invention relates to an assembly of a dual lumen tubing as described above and a dual bore connector as described above having a first flow conduit along the first lumen and the first bore, and having a second flow conduit from the second bore, via a circumferential groove and along the second lumen. Such an assembly may be used in connection with an extracorporeal circuit of a haemodialysis machine or an infusion set.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Alain Veneroni, Massimo Fini
  • Patent number: 8839822
    Abstract: A system for conveying a fluid is disclosed. Such system comprises a spoolable tube comprising an inner layer comprising a first layer and a reinforcing layer comprising fiber, which defines a first passage for conveying a first fluid; an outer layer; and one or more fittings adapted to engage an axial end of said inner layer and an axial end of said outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco, L.P.
    Inventors: Peter A. Quigley, Michael Feechan
  • Patent number: 8826943
    Abstract: A fluid tube is disclosed herein. The breathing circuit tube has a first terminal end portion, a second terminal end portion, and a wall which extends between the first terminal end portion and the second terminal end portion. The wall comprises a hollow geometry defining a passageway with a central longitudinal axis therethrough. The wall further defines one or more expandable corrugations spaced radially around and parallel to the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: CareFusion Corporation
    Inventor: Garrett Austin Sheffer
  • Patent number: 8809682
    Abstract: A divided conduit containing a thermoplastic conduit and at least one strip-shaped textile. The strip-shaped substrate may be a strip-shaped textile or a strip-shaped film and has a first longitudinal edge and a second longitudinal edge which are adhered to or embedded into the inner surface of the conduit forming at least two flexible, longitudinal channels for enveloping cables or other elongated structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: John M. Hepfinger, Bernhard Zeiler
  • Patent number: 8756953
    Abstract: The device according to the invention for the cooling of articles, comprising at least one channel which can be connected to a first coolant source such that a first stream of a first coolant can flow through the channel, the articles to be cooled being introducible into the stream, is distinguished in that at least one cross-sectional stabilizer for stabilizing the cross section of the at least one channel is formed. The device according to the invention advantageously allows the defined cooling of articles, in particular the freezing of drops of a liquid or pasty material, in particular of liquid or pasty foods. In particular, a deformation, such as warping, of the channels on account of pronounced temperature gradients and/or temperature transients is effectively reduced. Thus, even after cooling-down operations, uniform cooling conditions can be ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventor: Robert Taylor
  • Patent number: 8727385
    Abstract: A gas distribution unit includes a block body (11) made of synthetic resin and to be fixed in a case (20) of an exhaust gas measuring apparatus. An intake passage (15) for device to be connected to an intake pipe (54) and an intake connecting portion (42), an exhaust passage (16) for device to be connected to an exhaust pipe (28) and an exhaust connecting portion (43), and air passages (14) for measuring device to be connected to pipes (53) for measuring device and intake connecting portions (61) are provided in the block body (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventor: Koji Shinoda
  • Patent number: 8671992
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a spoolable pipe or tube that comprises two or more channels or cells, for example, a plurality of channels, for enhanced or improved fluid transport of one, two, or multi-phase fluids, such as found in the transport of oil and/or natural gas. Also provided are methods for making the disclosed tubes, and methods of transporting multi-phase fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Fiberspar Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Feechan, Peter A. Quigley