Longitudinally Seamed Patents (Class 138/128)
  • Patent number: 11078749
    Abstract: Systems and methods for sealing a problem zone of a subterranean well include a wire mesh member with a tubular shape and a plurality of openings. The wire mesh member has an initial orientation with an initial outer diameter that is greater than an inner diameter of the wellbore, a reduced orientation with a reduced outer diameter that is less than the inner diameter of the wellbore and an induced bending stress, and an installed orientation with an installed outer diameter that is generally equal to the inner diameter of the wellbore and a residual bending stress. The wire mesh member is positioned within the problem zone and moved to the installed orientation so that an outer surface of the wire mesh member engages an inner surface of the wellbore. The plurality of openings are plugged to prevent a flow of fluid radially through the wire mesh member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventor: Ahmad Mohammad Al-Abduljabbar
  • Patent number: 10993355
    Abstract: A ground strap for grounding electrical cables for protection against at least one of EMI, RFI or ESD and method of construction thereof is provided. The ground strap has a wall with opposite edges extending along a lengthwise direction between opposite ends. The wall is formed from a plurality of interlaced filaments, with at least some of the plurality of interlaced filaments including a plurality of electrically conductive filaments interlaced in electrical communication with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain LLC
    Inventors: Julien Deltor, Melanie Veronneau, Amelie Simoens, Patrick Thomas, Gaylord Etrillard
  • Patent number: 10844817
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a convolute-swirl integrated duct (CSID). In one example the CSID may be configured to comply with engine roll and induce swirl in an intake air flow. Engine roll is absorbed as a result of a positioning of the CSID along an intake passage upstream of a compressor inlet and pre-whirl is introduced to intake air prior to delivery of the intake air to a compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jorge Flores Corona, Daniel Hernandez, Shrevatsan Venkatesan
  • Patent number: 10787812
    Abstract: A laminated building sheathing comprises a rigid foam board and a facer. The rigid foam board comprises a drainage pattern formed on a major surface of the foam board. The drainage pattern comprises a drainage channel. The facer is configured to cover the major surface of the rigid form board and to essentially conform to the drainage pattern. The facer is semi-permanently bonded to the drainage channel but permanently bonded to non-channel planar portions of the major surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Atlas Roofing Corporation
    Inventors: Theodore Alan Grant, Matthew Richard Cawson, Christopher John Kreple, Robert Butkus, Robert Michael Dever, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10637218
    Abstract: A cord and a wire puller are used to pass through narrow pipes or the like. The cord includes a first guide wire section and a second guide wire section. The first guide wire section includes a plurality of first guide wires, and the first guide wire section has a first segment in which the first guide wires are intertwisted with each other. At least a part of the first guide wires extends from the first segment to a transitional segment. The second guide wire section includes a plurality of second guide wires, and the second guide wire section has a second segment in which the second guide wires are intertwisted with each other. At least a part of the second guide wires extends from the second segment to the transitional segment, in which the first and second guide wires are intertwisted with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHINKEY MONOFILAMENT ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Cheng-An Chen
  • Patent number: 10384845
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a protective wrapping medium, for particular application to large rolls of metal sheeting by automatic wrapping machines, for example as used within the steel and aluminum sectors, that is designed to provide both protection against physical damage which may occur during transport and/or storage, in addition to protection against chemical corrosion, while permitting printed branding to be incorporated into the wrapping medium if desired, the wrapping medium having a substrate with opposed first and second surfaces, with a first layer of cohesive material (22) applied as a substantially longitudinally extending band on the first surface adjacent a first edge of the substrate, and a second layer of cohesive material (24) applied as a substantially longitudinally extending band on the second surface adjacent a second edge of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: MetPro Ltd
    Inventor: Rick Earley
  • Patent number: 10383772
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a skin protection device comprising: a flexible cover having a first end and a second end. The cover comprises two sides extending between said first and second ends. The sides comprise seal sections capable of mutual engagement to form a seal. Each seal section includes a surface that is longitudinally serrated or undulating, wherein serration or undulation is provided on both sides of the section, a first female serrated or undulating side and a second male serrated or undulating side which when placed together form a mating pair and the seal. Each seal section is an extrusion as one part with a flat base and a plurality of serrations or undulations, folded and secured around the sides of the cover so that the flat base is in contact with both surfaces of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Richard Charles Brown
  • Patent number: 10357910
    Abstract: A thermoplastics injection molding process coats a field joint of a pipeline by positioning a mold tool around the field joint to define a mold cavity. Thermoplastics material injected into the mold cavity forms a field joint coating that will set in the mold cavity. As the thermoplastics material shrinks in the mold cavity while the field joint coating sets, compacting pressure is applied radially inwardly within the mold cavity against a radially outer side of the field joint coating. A compacting fluid introduced into the mold cavity between the mold tool and the field joint coating may be used to apply pressure against the field joint coating. This accelerates and controls cooling of the field joint coating while maximizing quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Subsea 7 Limited
    Inventors: Philippe Benoit Jacques Hoffmann, Mike Gordon, Nicolas Monfort-Moros, Sylvain Popineau
  • Patent number: 10323711
    Abstract: The disclosed inventive concept provides a crushable air duct having formed thereon a series of strategically positioned and patterned crack-initiating grooves. The grooves allow the air duct to be crushed in an impact event and a specified impact force, thereby protecting adjacent and higher cost under hood components from damage. In an impact event, the series of grooves allows the cracks in the air duct to readily propagate throughout the pattern in a controlled and predictable manner. The crushable air duct is formed from a rigid polymerized material. The duct includes an inlet and an outlet. The grooves are formed on either or both the exterior surface and the interior surface of the duct. Some of the grooves extend generally between the inlet and the outlet. These grooves are preferably parallel. Other grooves are circumferentially formed around the duct. At least some of the parallel and circumferential grooves intersect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Scott M. Rollins, John Qingrui Liu, John Marsh, Eric Wells
  • Patent number: 10288197
    Abstract: A conduit system for protection of wiring or tubing comprising a tubular shaped conduit with latch system designed to allow insertion of electrical wiring without disconnection of the wiring or without threading the wiring through the conduit. The latch system is comprised of an internal latch, external latch or both and is formed to such that the conduit maintains its structural integrity while facilitating full and easy access to the electrical wiring contained within.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Benjamin Grossman
  • Patent number: 10279358
    Abstract: A water spraying assembly includes a spray unit is selectively positioned on a support surface thereby facilitating a user to stand within the spray unit. The spraying unit is fluidly coupled to a fluid source thereby facilitating the spraying unit to spray a fluid onto the user. A spin unit is rotatably coupled to the spray unit and the spin unit is selectively rotated in a first direction. The user repeatedly jumps over the spin unit when the user stands within the spray unit. A remote control is provided and the remote control is in electrical communication with the spin unit such that the remote control selectively turns the spin unit on and off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Pickens, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10122063
    Abstract: A method of making an electrical structure having a foam housing is set forth. The foam housing includes an interior surface forming a conductive cavity adapted to carry energized waveforms therethrough. An electrical component of the electrical structure is integrally formed with the interior surface as the foam housing of the structure is assembled. The method includes the steps of depositing a plating material into a mold, pouring a foam polymer into the mold and removing the plated foam structure from the mold without etching the section from the mold. The method further includes steps of forming a metallic form into a planar structure, filling the open pores of the foam with a material such as photo-resist, machining a cavity from the foam, electroplating the cavity in the foam then removing the photo-resist material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Steven J. Mass, Anthony L. Long, Mansoor K. Siddiqui, Marijan D. Grgas, Gershon Akerling
  • Patent number: 10096880
    Abstract: Rapid radio frequency (RF) microwave devices and methods are disclosed. According to an aspect, a waveguide includes a body having first and second components that are attachable together to form an interior having a surface. Further, the waveguide includes a conductive material formed on the interior surface and shaped to convey electromagnetic waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Duke University
    Inventors: Ruoyu Zhu, Daniel Marks
  • Patent number: 9950900
    Abstract: The invention concerns a lift system with at least one lift car able to ride in a lift shaft, while a travelling cable is provided, having a first end at the lift car side and a second end at the shaft side, wherein the weight force of the travelling cable is at least partially channelled into a traction means or balancing means engaging with the lift car.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR AG, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventor: Bernd Altenburger
  • Patent number: 9815254
    Abstract: A hose assembly, preferably a garden hose assembly, including a fabric jacketed tube that is lightweight, durable and versatile. The tube is radially expandable when pressurized by a fluid, such as water, but does not increase in length. The two layer construction of the hose assembly allows for storage in relatively compact spaces, similar flow rates, approximately one-half the weight, and improved maneuverability when compared to conventional hose constructions. In one embodiment the jacket is formed around the tube in a continuous process that welds a fabric, preferably using hot air, into the jacket. The welded joint forms a region of jacket that is preferably about twice the thickness of the rest of the jacket. This thicker region results in a stiffer section of jacket that makes the hose more controllable and consistent in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: TEKNOR APEX COMPANY
    Inventors: Gil Blanchette, Michael Melo, Steve Correa, Timothy L. Chapman, Marlon Van Beek, John W. Parker, Jr., Paul Burke, Ron Eilertson
  • Patent number: 9810357
    Abstract: A hose assembly, preferably a garden hose assembly, including a fabric jacketed tube that is lightweight, durable and versatile. The tube is radially expandable when pressurized by a fluid, such as water, but does not increase in length. The two layer construction of the hose assembly allows for storage in relatively compact spaces, similar flow rates, approximately one-half the weight, and improved maneuverability when compared to conventional hose constructions. In one embodiment the jacket is formed around the tube in a continuous process that welds a fabric, preferably using hot air, into the jacket. The welded joint forms a region of jacket that is preferably about twice the thickness of the rest of the jacket. This thicker region results in a stiffer section of jacket that makes the hose more controllable and consistent in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: TEKNOR APEX COMPANY
    Inventors: Gil Blanchette, Michael Melo, Steve Correa, Timothy L. Chapman, Marlon Van Beek, John W. Parker, Jr., Paul Burke, Ron Eilertson
  • Patent number: 9765908
    Abstract: A seal, lead-through or transit for cables, wires or pipes which seal, lead-through or transit has one or more compressible parts surrounding the cable, etc. and a position of an opening receiving the cable, etc. is adjustable. In one example, the opening may be placed off-center on a partition line between two module parts. In other example, an inner compressible body may be placed inside an outer compressible body or between two module parts. The inner compressible body has an opening receiving the cable, etc. which opening is placed off-center. By rotating the inner compressible body the position of the opening receiving a cable, etc. is adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: ROXTEC AB
    Inventors: Jens Andersson, Mats Ericson, Jenny Filipsen, Ulf Hildingsson, Christer Lundborg, Stefan Milton, Ronnie Pettersson, Jörgen Åkesson
  • Patent number: 9758935
    Abstract: When a bridge pier is reinforced or repaired by wrapping a reinforcement around the pier, a waterproof sheet having a sufficient flexibility to attach to and cover the interface between the pier and the reinforcement in a liquid-tight manner is useful. The waterproof sheet is attached to the interface between the pier and the reinforcement to prevent water from penetrating into the interface for thereby preventing the reinforcement from deterioration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takao Uno, Yoshiyuki Shiono, Akihiro Endo, Takeshi Nakajima, Hisaharu Yamaguchi, Masahiro Yoda
  • Patent number: 9752707
    Abstract: The present invention thus provides a double-jacketed lay-flat fire hose having an inner tube for conveying fluid, an inner jacket surrounding the inner tube and an outer jacket surrounding the inner jacket. The outer jacket is made of an abrasion-resistant woven fabric material that includes four longitudinal, spaced-apart and generally parallel stripes formed each of a bundle of longitudinally aligned filament yarns. This outer jacket is less prone to trapping air between the outer jacket and the inner jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Mercedes Textiles Ltd.
    Inventor: Robert Richardson
  • Patent number: 9709206
    Abstract: A tubular liner for the lining of pipelines has an inner tubular film, a layer of fibrous material arranged on the inner tubular film, and an outer tubular film which is arranged on the outer side of the fibrous material and is impermeable to UV light. The tubular liner is distinguished in that the outer tubular film has a radially inward peripheral portion and a second peripheral portion bearing on the outer side of the first peripheral portion in an overlapping region. The peripheral portions are connected to one another by an adhesive tape which extends across the longitudinal direction of the tubular liner. A method is also provided for manufacturing such a tubular liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Brandenburger Patentverwertung GbR
    Inventors: Peter Duttenhoefer, Stefan Blenke
  • Patent number: 9701470
    Abstract: A subpanel for a bag stand includes: a first side panel and a second side panel, each of the first side panel and the second side panel including a top end, a bottom end, two side ends, an inner surface, an outer surface, and a thickness defined from the inner surface to the outer surface. The first side panel additionally includes a connection finger, the connection finger connected to a first side end of the two side ends of the first side panel, the connection finger including a clearance portion and a clasp portion. The second side panel is at least indirectly connected to the first side panel and defines a connection recess in a first side end of the two side ends of the second side panel distal from the first side panel, the connection recess including a clearance portion and a lock portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: John Richard Muse
  • Patent number: 9637906
    Abstract: The urine attachment for toilets is a device that includes a mounting bracket that is configured to attach onto a toilet. The mounting bracket supports a telescoping funnel that is adapted to be urinated in and which directs urine along a conduit, and into a toilet bowl. The mounting bracket includes a mounting member that is adapted to interface with a bottom surface of a toilet tank, and which is affixed to a mounting conduit. The mounting conduit extends from the mounting member over to a rotating disk. The rotating disk is adapted to be positioned adjacent a toilet rim of a toilet bowl. The rotating disk enables the conduit that extends from the telescoping funnel to be adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Donald Charles
  • Patent number: 9633758
    Abstract: A wrapped textile sleeve for protecting an elongate member and method of construction thereof is provided. The sleeve includes an inner layer having opposite inner edges extending lengthwise between opposite inner ends. The opposite inner edges are laterally spaced from one another by an inner width. The sleeve further includes an outer layer having opposite outer edges extending lengthwise between opposite outer ends. The opposite outer edges are laterally spaced from one another by an outer width. An adhesive intermediate layer is sandwiched between the inner layer and the outer layer, wherein a melted portion of the adhesive intermediate bonds the inner layer to the outer layer. The adhesive intermediate layer extends beyond at least one of the inner edges to provide an exposed region of the adhesive intermediate layer. The exposed region is bonded to the outer layer and maintains the outer layer in a wrapped, tubular configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroki Yamaguchi, Takuto Maeda
  • Patent number: 9617076
    Abstract: Load carrying belts, a conveyor system incorporating such belts and a method for transporting material from a loading zone to an unloading zone are provided. In one embodiment of a conveyor system, a specially configured belt is hung from a haul rope that loops around a pair of rotatable end sheaves. If necessary, there may be one or more intermediary support towers in spaced apart locations between the end sheaves having one or more support rollers over which the haul rope rides. The belt is specifically configured for hanging from the haul rope and providing one or more compartments within which the material being transported is enclosed. The compartment(s) may be opened in the loading zone to permit introduction of material to be transported into the compartment(s), closed between the loading zone and the unloading zone, and reopened in the unloading zone to permit discharge of the material. In some embodiments, the belt may include a plurality of corrugations in order to enhance flexibility of the belt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: NEWMONT USA LIMITED
    Inventor: Colin Wayne McFaull
  • Patent number: 9608424
    Abstract: A conductor cover apparatus for use with an overhead electrical transmission and distribution system and related methods is provided. The conductor cover apparatus has a center cover member. At least one arm connector is formed on the center cover member, the at least one arm connector having an opening and a first hole positioned between a first external side and a second external side of the at least one arm connector. An extension arm is positioned at least partially interior of the first and second external sides of the at least one arm connector. At least one pin is removably connecting the extension arm to the at least one arm connector, wherein the at least one pin is positioned through the first hole of the at least one arm connector and a first arm hole within the extension arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Marmon Utility, LLC
    Inventors: Michael L. Williams, Charles J. Clement, Guberson Mercedat, Gary C. Grenier
  • Patent number: 9605420
    Abstract: A universal, attachable urinal. Urine is discharged into receptacle (2) that funnels to a waste-tube (11) that runs through a hollow arm (3) to a pre-existing waste receiver. The arm (3), mounted by the receptacle (2), pivots on a stationary leg (4) between an operational and a nonoperational position. The leg (4) is secured next to the toilet by foot (6a) and/or support arm (7), using the closet bolt (8), toilet seat bolt (9), or other nearby secured object. A water line runs from the toilet's water source to the receptacle (2) for rinsing it and the conjoined waste-tube (11). Embodiments vary between the waste-tube (11) leading to the toilet bowl (12) or sewer-line (39), the manual or semi-automatic upright return of the arm (3), methods for securing the leg (4), and methods for controlling water dispersion to and in the receptacle (2) for rinsing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Jason Gabriel Berger
  • Patent number: 9550623
    Abstract: A method of forming a bag stand including the steps of: bending a first subpanel along a hinge from a flattened arrangement, the first subpanel including a plurality of side panels and a connection mechanism, each of the plurality of side panels including a left end and a right end, the hinge positioned between a first side panel of the plurality of side panels and an adjacent second side panel of the plurality of side panels; and connecting the first subpanel to a second subpanel by the connection mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Pratt Corrugated Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: John Richard Muse
  • Patent number: 9522500
    Abstract: A tubular liner for pipelines includes an inner tubular film and a fiber material layer located on the film and impregnated with a reactive resin curable under UV light. The film contains a styrene-proof and thermally weldable carrier material having a laminated non-woven layer on its outer side facing the fiber material. The carrier material includes an overlapping region along the film. Edge sections of the carrier material are thermally welded together in the overlapping region. The non-woven layer on the outer side of the radially inner lower edge section in the overlapping region is thermally welded to the carrier material on the lower side of the radially outer upper edge section, and the radially outer upper edge section in the overlapping region has a structure on its outer side enabling a durable adhesion of reactive resin. A method for manufacturing the tubular liner is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Brandenburger Patentverwertung GbR
    Inventor: Philipp Martin
  • Patent number: 9472930
    Abstract: A covering for electric cords includes an elasticized fabric sleeve having a first end defining a first opening and a second end defining a second opening. The sleeve defines a lumen between the first and second openings configured to dispose an electric cord therein. The covering further includes a tether slidingly disposed within the lumen of the sleeve adapted to dispose the electric cord within the lumen of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Inventor: Lisa L. Lake-Maiorana
  • Patent number: 9451838
    Abstract: A snap-in card top riser is provided having a riser and a display module. The riser has a hook profile that is adapted to be received into a channel on the display module so that the riser is secured to the display module in a manner that restricts removal of the riser from the display module. The channel has one or more tabs that are configured to cause the hook profile to compress while the tabs are engaging with the hook profile. The hook profile, once fully received into the channel, returns to an original or uncompressed position to prevent removal of the hook profile from the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: HALLMARK CARDS, INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Craig William Cayce, Brian Lee Wegstein
  • Patent number: 9429265
    Abstract: A lining material obtained by rolling a lining material sheet into a tubular form is installed in a conduit with both ends of the lining material sheet in its circumferential direction circumferentially overlapping each other. In this process, the lining material is installed so that, in a bending portion of a conduit, an overlapping portion where the both ends of the lining material sheet overlap each other faces toward an outer curvature side of the bending portion. Then, the diameter of the lining material installed in the conduit is expanded with the both ends of the lining material sheet circumferentially slid on each other. This facilitates inflation of a portion of the lining material which portion faces toward the outer curvature side in the bending portion, thereby decreasing a gap between the lining material and an inner surface of the bending portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: ASHIMORI INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Onishi, Hiroshi Tsuzuki, Yasuhiro Ueda
  • Patent number: 9343886
    Abstract: A cable routing system is described. More specifically, described is a cable routing system that includes a main fiber channel configured to receive a drop fiber to allow it to fit within the main fiber channel, where the channel is surrounded by a discontinuous segmented duct, and the duct comprises a continuous flange structure to provide support for the system as it is installed on or fastened to a wall or other generally flat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Donald K. Larson, Linnea M. Wilkes, Victor J. Borer, Kurt H. Petersen, Wesley A. Raider, William V. Dower, Zachary M. Thompson, Daniel J. Treadwell, Rutesh D. Parikh, William G. Allen
  • Patent number: 9334998
    Abstract: A tubular liner for rehabilitating sewers includes a circumferentially expandable reinforcing layer impregnated with a light-curable reactive resin, and an outer tubular film surrounding the reinforcing layer and formed of a radially expandable material impermeable to UV light, in particular a liquid-tight and gas-tight plastic film. The tubular liner can be pulled into a sewer to be rehabilitated and can be expanded, in particular by using compressed air, so that the reinforcing layer and the outer tubular film contact the inner wall of the sewer before the reactive resin is cured. A protective tube made of a tear-resistant material is disposed around the outer tubular film and has a connecting portion extending in the longitudinal direction of the outer tubular film and being expandable in the circumferential direction by introducing compressed air into the tubular liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Brandenburger Patentverwertung GbR
    Inventor: Peter Duttenhoefer
  • Patent number: 9163698
    Abstract: A protective guide has a long shape and internally holds long members including at least one of flexible cables and ducts. The protective guide includes a flexible curved strip-shaped base and a plurality of flexible sectioning members. The base is made of a synthetic resin, formed into a long plate and has a longitudinal direction. The sectioning members are also made of a synthetic resin, permitted to uprise from both ends of the base and spaced apart from each other in the longitudinal direction, the both ends being opposed to each other in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction. The sectioning members cooperatively define a space for accommodating the long members along the base. The base has a cross section inwardly curved toward the space, as viewed in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignees: DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED, TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO.
    Inventors: Kouichi Kaihotsu, Wataru Banno, Takeshi Higashino
  • Patent number: 9079370
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a fiber optic cable and a method for manufacturing the cable. The cable includes an outer jacket that defines a fiber passage and first and second reinforcing member passages, an optical fiber ribbon, and reinforcing members. The method includes extruding the jacket, feeding the ribbon into the fiber passage, and feeding the reinforcing members into the reinforcing member passages. The jacket has a width and a thickness. The width is longer than the thickness. The reinforcing member passages are positioned on opposite sides of the fiber passage. The reinforcing members are paid-off from a single spool by paying-off a precursor reinforcing member from the spool. The precursor reinforcing member can be divided (e.g., by using a slitter) into the reinforcing members which are then fed into the reinforcing member passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: ADC Telecommunications, Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne M. Kachmar
  • Patent number: 9052042
    Abstract: A hose shroud (10) comprising a plurality of expanded sections (12) and clamping sections (22), arranged to engage a bundle of hoses or lines, wherein in use, the hose shroud (10) is arranged such that an outer wall (18) of the hose shroud (10) is placed under an inner wall (20) of the hose shroud (10) defining a reservoir (28) therein, the inner wall (20) and outer wall (18) are held in close contact by a plurality of raised protuberances (16) on the outer wall surface (18), the spaced apart inner (20) and outer wall (18) surfaces of the hose shroud (10) are arranged such as to form a lumen (14) to allow fluid communication of fluids leaked within the reservoir (28) and the exterior of the hose shroud (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Peter Andrew John May
  • Patent number: 8997795
    Abstract: A flexible hose (1) has at least two textile reinforcement inlays or inserts (5, 6, 7) and an inner layer (2) made of elastomeric material. The flexible hose can assume various curvature geometries and, on the other hand, is still pressure-resistant because a textile reinforcement inlay (5) made of a peripherally closed, tubular knitted or woven fabric is applied to the elastomeric inner layer (2). A textile layer (6), which is rubber-coated on both sides, is wound as a further textile reinforcement inlay onto the tubular knitted or woven fabric (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: ContiTech MGW GmbH
    Inventors: Ligia Ludwig, Gerhard Will, Robert Dill
  • Patent number: 8910668
    Abstract: A hose for transporting fluids in which a plurality of carcass layers is disposed between an inner surface rubber layer and a cover rubber layer, and a visible design, continuous in a hose axial direction, is provided on an outer surface of the cover rubber layer. The hose for transporting fluids includes a sliding-surface layer that is embedded at least partially in the hose axial direction in the cover rubber layer and that is non-adhesive with respect to the cover rubber layer, and a constraining layer that is embedded so as to be wound partially in a hose circumferential direction on an outer side of the sliding-surface layer and that is adhesive with respect to the cover rubber layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunichi Ono, Satoshi Shimanoe, Naoyuki Ooka
  • Publication number: 20140318661
    Abstract: An air duct includes a top wall, a first sidewall, a second sidewall, a first connecting member, and a second connecting member. The first and second connecting members are made of resilient materials. The top wall is connected between the first and second connecting members. The first sidewall is connected to the first connecting member; and the second sidewall is connected to the second connecting member. The first and second connecting members are capable of being pliable to move the first and second sidewalls relative to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: XIAO-FENG MA
  • Patent number: 8859898
    Abstract: A power transmission line cover includes an elongate, flexible panel and first and second elongate, integral edge portions. The first edge portion includes an elongate first latch feature and the second edge portion includes an elongate second latch feature. The cover includes an elongate inner creepage extender wall forming a part of one of the first and second edge portions, and an elongate outer creepage extender wall forming a part of one of the first and second edge portions. The flexible panel is wrapped about a power line and the edge portions are joined together to form a longitudinally extending closure seam wherein the latch features are coupled and the edge portions form an electrical creepage path extending from the chamber to an exterior boundary of the cover along the inner creepage extender wall, between the first and second latch features, and along the outer creepage extender wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Terry Edward Frye
  • Patent number: 8584710
    Abstract: Apparatus for preventing fluid spray at a leakage area of a fluid pipe comprises at least one first enveloping element and at least one second enveloping element which encloses the fluid pipe so as to be flush with it, and which are circumferentially interrupted, wherein the circumferential interruptions of the enveloping elements are arranged so as to be offset relative to each other. In this way, fluid spray formation may be prevented in an economical way. The simple design ensures easy installation and economical production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Timo Bruening, Rolf Goessing, Norbert Rostek
  • Patent number: 8448666
    Abstract: A water supply system is described for supplying water to a linearly moving irrigation system. The water supply system is able to take water from a stationary water supply conduit (either a collapsible conduit or a rigid conduit) and feed it into one end of a feed pipe for the irrigation system. The water supply system includes a pickup shoe which extends into the water supply conduit through a traveling opening in the top side of the conduit. The pickup shoe intercepts substantially all of the water in the supply conduit and pumps it upwardly through the traveling opening to the feed pipe for the irrigation system. The pump is located in the portion of the shoe which extends into the supply conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Inventor: Samuel J. Marcy
  • Patent number: 8444068
    Abstract: A pressure washer is provided. The pressure washer includes a fluid inlet and a pump disposed to receive fluid from the fluid inlet. A spray gun is provided that includes a first outlet and a separate second outlet. A first conduit fluidly connects the fluid inlet and the pump with the first outlet and a second conduit fluidly connects the fluid inlet with the second outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: Techtronic Outdoor Products Technology Limited
    Inventors: Klaus Karl Hahn, Michael R. Gardner, Charles Keith Long, Jesse John Jerabek
  • Patent number: 8336925
    Abstract: A ventilation duct assembly kit for use for forming interconnecting ventilation ducts. The kit includes a pallet supporting a flexible panels that are shapeable into ductwork elements. Each of the panels has opposite duct-forming sides, opposite interconnecting sides for interconnection to a subsequent panel formed into a ductwork element, and a male and female interlocking interfaces respectively fixed on first and second opposite duct-forming sides for interlocking of the duct-forming sides together. The kit also includes slideable locking elements shaped to slide and fit over assembled male and female interlocking interfaces. A plurality of collets shaped to fit over the interconnecting sides of the formed ductwork elements and sized to extend between the adjacent slideable locking elements from corresponding adjacent shaped ductwork elements that are linked through the collet are also provided. A method of assembling such interconnecting ventilation ducts is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Mecanincad Inc.
    Inventors: André Paquet, Cristian Paquet
  • Patent number: 8152949
    Abstract: A method for forming a large diameter and very long pipe comprises forming a plurality of pultruded segments via pultrusion and joining the segments along the lengthwise edges thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen L. Bailey, Alan K. Miller
  • Patent number: 8101120
    Abstract: A method and device for the heat treatment of a profile, in particular an extruded profile for aircraft. The profile may be formed by one or more different, in particular curable, aluminium alloys. The method provides that at least two regions of a profile are subjected to a different heat treatment. The device includes a first chamber that encloses a first region of a profile and a second chamber that encloses a second region of the profile, wherein different temperatures can be set in the first and second chambers. The profile has at least two regions that each have different material properties and are formed by differential heat treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventor: Knut Juhl
  • Patent number: 7891383
    Abstract: Ringed tubular sheath comprising two open shells (33, 37), termed the outer (33) and inner (37) shells, both of the same diameter (D), one of which, the outer shell (33), has an opening (E1) smaller than the diameter (D) so as to engage by elastic deformation over the inner shell (37) in a closed position. In the course of this engagement, the opening (E1) of the outer shell (33) becomes stretched until it passes a point corresponding to the diameter (D) of the inner shell (37) and, beyond this point, returns to the unstretched position. In the invention, the two shells (33, 37) are connected to a hinge (17) so as to engage by pivoting about the hinge (17), the opening (E1) of the outer shell (33), which is smaller than the diameter (D), extending from the hinge (17) to an opposite edge (34) of the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Delfingen FR-Anteuil S.A.
    Inventors: Christophe Baverel, Benoit Remy
  • Publication number: 20100260997
    Abstract: A rotary fibrous insulation product for use as flexible duct media is provided. The fibrous insulation product includes a fibrous insulation pack that is at least partially coated on one major surface with a phosphorus coating layer. The phosphorus coating layer may be formed of one or more phosphorus-containing compound that forms a protective coating over the fibrous pack when sufficient heat is applied. In exemplary embodiments, mono-aluminum phosphate is applied to a major surface of the fibrous pack. The phosphorus-containing compound may be applied to the surface of the fibrous pack in an amount from about 3.0 g P/m2 to about 10.0 g P/m2. In an alternate embodiment, the phosphorus-containing compound is distributed throughout the insulation pack. A flexible insulated duct formed from the fibrous insulation product is also provided. The flexible insulated duct meets the UL-181 Standard flame penetration test without the need for a scrim layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Inventors: Patrick F. Aubourg, Russell M. Potter
  • Publication number: 20100212768
    Abstract: An air hose delivery assembly includes an external conduit. The air hose delivery assembly also includes a continuous inner liner disposed within the external conduit. The continuous inner liner is secured to the external conduit only at the ends of the continuous inner liner to form a tubular structure that is configured to be collapsed to a flat structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Applicant: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Mark David Resendes
  • Publication number: 20100108171
    Abstract: Sheath which has a general tubular shape, open longitudinally, wherein the transversal cross-section is spiralled and formed by interwoven threads (11, 12); the first threads (11) are multifilament aramide fibre, with high fire resistance and low smoke emission, and the second threads (12) polyetheretherketone (PEEK) monofilament. Optionally, the cover may have a protective covering on its inner and/or outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventors: Jordi Relats Manent, Pere Relats Casas