Bonded To Each Other Patents (Class 138/141)
  • Patent number: 11193621
    Abstract: A thin walled irrigation pipe has a tensile layer formed as a continuous strip upon an outer side of the pipe for increasing tensile strength of the pipe. The tensile layer includes a higher tensile strength than material of the remainder of the pipe outside of the tensile layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Netafim, Ltd.
    Inventors: Abed Masarwa, Eliyahu Madar, Alexander Davidov
  • Patent number: 11149880
    Abstract: A composite tube includes a first layer including a thermoplastic polymer having a Tg of not greater than about 160° C. and a second layer adjacent to the first layer, the second layer including an extruded silicone material. Further included is a method of forming the composite tube which includes providing a first layer including a thermoplastic polymer having a Tg of not greater than about 160° C.; receiving, by an extrusion system, a silicone material; forming, by the extrusion system, a second layer including the silicone material adjacent to the first layer; and irradiating the silicone material with a radiation source to substantially cure the silicone material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Adam P. Nadeau, Michael J. Tzivanis, Michael E. Cahill, Robert D. Schwenker, Ashok Mohanty, Aijun Zhu
  • Patent number: 11148390
    Abstract: A multiple layer hollow cylinder is provided. An inner air-tight material is wrapped about at least a portion of a mandrel to form a plurality of first material loops. Each first material loop subsequent to an initial first material loop at least partially overlaps a previous first material loop. A resin-infused fabric material is wrapped over the inner air-tight material to form a plurality of second material loops. Each second material loop subsequent to an initial second material loop at least partially overlaps a previous second material loop. An outer air-tight transparent material is wrapped over the resin-infused fabric material to form a plurality of third material loops. Each third material loop subsequent to an initial third material loop at least partially overlaps a previous third material loop. Energy is directed about the outer air-tight transparent material to cure the resin-infused fabric material to form a hollow cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Randy L. Gaigler, Matthew B. Ascari, David C. Briggs, Anthony J. Pellegrino, James A. Waicukauski
  • Patent number: 11028954
    Abstract: A diaphragm and a bladder for an accumulator each include a thermoplastic film formed in a dome or bulbous shape. A metallic vapor deposition layer is disposed on at least one side of the thermoplastic. Inner and outer rubber layers are adhered on opposite sides of the metallic coated film so that the metallized thermoplastic film provides a barrier film to effectively slow the permeation of a gas such as nitrogen through the diaphragm or bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership
    Inventors: Joe Walker, Paul J. Hochgesang, Nate Tuckerman
  • Patent number: 10980391
    Abstract: A home appliance having a housing, an internal compartment within the housing, and a first duct extending from the internal compartment to an area exterior to the housing. The first duct formed from at least one sound absorbing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony Lee Rockwell
  • Patent number: 10982355
    Abstract: A knit sleeve for providing thermal protection about an elongate member contained therein and method of construction thereof is provided. The sleeve includes a knit inner wall with opposite edges extending lengthwise between opposite ends and a circumferentially continuous tubular outer wall knit integrally with the inner wall. The outer wall bounds a central cavity that extends lengthwise along a central axis between open opposite ends of the outer wall. The opposite edges of the inner wall are substantially parallel to the central axis and are wrappable toward one another to form the inner wall as being tubular. The circumferentially continuous tubular outer wall is configured to be everted about the wrapped inner wall to circumferentially surround and protect the inner wall from abrasion and provide the sleeve with a dual layer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain LLC
    Inventors: Zhong Huai Zhang, Ritesh Mehbubani, Linwood Ludy
  • Patent number: 10954789
    Abstract: A robot for navigating an environment through growth is provided. The growing robot has a thin-walled, hollow, pressurized, compliant body that elongates the body by everting from its tip new wall material that is stored inside the body. The robot controls the shape of the body by actively controlling the relative lengths of the wall material along opposing sides of the body allowing steering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Elliot W. Hawkes, Allison M. Okamura, Joseph D. Greer, Laura H. Blumenschein
  • Patent number: 10948109
    Abstract: Use of tubing as temperature control tubing in motor vehicles, wherein a temperature control medium is passed through the tubing. The tubing has the following layer structure from the outside inward: an exterior layer of at least one polyolefin, a first adhesive barrier, a barrier layer of at least one polyamide, a second adhesive barrier and an interior layer of at least one polyolefin. The entire wall thickness of the tubing is 0.5 to 3.5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TI AUTOMOTIVE (FULDABRÜCK) GMBH
    Inventors: Werner Zimmer, Frank Fahrenholz, Siegfried Arnold, Martin Schramowski
  • Patent number: 10883739
    Abstract: An insulated HVAC duct component such as a transition box includes a first insulation layer and a second, different insulation layer. The transition box includes at least four sidewalls and one of a top and a back wall, the transition box further including a first access port and a second access port, the first access port having a different cross section than the second access port, one of the access ports being spaced from a nearest sidewall by less than 2 inches. The first insulation layer is located along an inside surface of the box. The second different insulation layer overlies the first insulation layer, the second different insulation layer having an air impervious surface, wherein the combined thickness of the first insulation layer and the second different insulation layer is less than 2 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: William R. Gray
  • Patent number: 10850481
    Abstract: The present paper cup comprises a cup body, and the cup body comprises inner paper and outer paper. There are hollow bulges on the outer paper, and the outer paper forms a connecting part. The inner side of the connecting part bonds to the outer side of the inner paper, and the cup rim of the outer paper extends to the cup rim of the inner paper. In addition, the outer side of the cup rim of the inner paper bonds to the inner side of the outer paper, and both cup rims of the outer paper and the inner paper bend outward to form a double layered crimping. The manufacturing process for the present paper cup includes: paper preparation, rolling, composition, sheet cutting, forming, molding and etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Jiaoping Ding
  • Patent number: 10731539
    Abstract: A segmented composite exhaust flue which may be used to shield an area or object from convective, conductive, or radiated heat transfer from hot exhaust combustion gases is described. In certain embodiments, the composite exhaust flue may be used to protect structures from hot exhaust gases and particles such as those produced by cars, trucks, ships, boats, jets, rockets, as well as other vehicles with internal combustion engines, turbines, or rocket motors. In some embodiments, a composite exhaust flue may include an attachment frame removeably holding a plurality of ceramic composite panels where the ceramic composite panels have a ceramic fiber reinforced ceramic composite high temperature face sheet positioned over an insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Touchstone Resarch Labratory, Ltd
    Inventors: Brian E Joseph, Dwayne R Morgan, Brian L Gordon, Brandon J Coates
  • Patent number: 10682804
    Abstract: A molding method for a resin molded article includes: a step of sandwiching a sheet-shaped resin in a molten state extruded downward by a pair of rollers, and sending out downward the sheet-shaped resin in the molten state by a rotational driving of the rollers so as to allow a first stretching; a step of drawing downward the sheet-shaped resin in the molten state sent out downward so as to allow a second stretching; a step of disposing the sheet-shaped resin in the molten state that is drawn in a side portion of a mold disposed below the pair of rollers; and a step of molding the sheet-shaped resin into a shape conforming to a mold shape by depressurizing a sealed space formed between the sheet-shaped resin in the molten state and the mold and/or pressurizing the sheet-shaped resin toward the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Yamasaki, Yuki Harasawa
  • Patent number: 10684081
    Abstract: In the present disclosure, a flow path member includes a substrate, a flow path and a first oxide layer. The substrate contains non-oxide ceramics, and includes an outer surface. The flow path is in the substrate, and includes an inlet and an outlet. The first oxide layer is disposed on the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kiyotaka Nakamura, Masayuki Moriyama, Yuusaku Ishimine
  • Patent number: 10591007
    Abstract: A brake disc made of fiber-reinforced material includes a braking band having a predetermined thickness. The method for making the brake discs includes setting up a winding mandrel and forming at least one layer of fibers having a predetermined width. The layer of fibers is impregnated with a binder resin. The impregnated layer is wound about the mandrel, forming a hollow cylindrical body having a predefined outer diameter and an inner diameter substantially equivalent to the mandrel diameter. The layer of fibers is wound about the mandrel in a winding direction substantially parallel to the lengthwise direction of the layer. The cylindrical body is heated to at least partly cross-link the binder resin and obtain a solid semi-finished cylindrical body. The cylindrical body is cut in slices transversely to the cylindrical body axis according to predetermined thicknesses. Each slice is a disc-shaped body defining the disc's braking band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: PETROCERAMICS S.p.A.
    Inventors: Massimiliano Valle, Mirco Chiodi, Furio Rozza, Marco Orlandi, Roberto Vavassori
  • Patent number: 10573431
    Abstract: A communication cable includes a cable core including a plurality of pairs of wires, each of the pairs of wires being formed by spirally twisting two wires including conductors covered with an insulator, and an external jacket configured to cover an outer side of the cable core, where the external jacket includes a plurality of support arms to prevent contact between the cable core and an inner surface of the external jacket and to secure a separation space in a radial direction, the plurality of support arms being integrally formed with the external jacket, and each of the plurality of support arms including a connection part connected to the inner surface of the external jacket and a support part having an increased width at an end portion of the connection part to support the cable core, thereby enabling the communication cable to satisfy a standard of Cat.6A or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: LS CABLE & SYSTEM LTD.
    Inventors: Woo Kyoung Lee, Jung Jin Kim, Tae Seong Kim, Young Il Cho
  • Patent number: 10525652
    Abstract: Method for producing cardboard tubes by winding a plurality of ribbons (U, L) onto a spindle (1), a preset number of the ribbons (U, L) being glued in correspondence of the lower or radial inner surface thereof, characterized in that a predetermined amount of supplementary quick setting glue is applied on the lower surface of the last ribbon (U) destined to be wound on the spindle (1), in proximity to at least a longitudinal edge (BU) of the ribbon (U) forming a corresponding stripe of quick setting glue (G) astride of a section (ST) of the same ribbon interested or intersected by a subsequent cutting action executed downstream of the spindle (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Fabio Perini
  • Patent number: 10480084
    Abstract: An improved, modular cooling chamber for reaction gas product collection manifolds of a gaseous electrolysis apparatus can include a helium permeable element separating helium from hydrogen and/or deuterium reactants. This system can provide a controllable thermal gradient across the helium permeable element promoting helium transport through the cooling chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventors: Monte S Chawla, Randolph R Davis, Frederick L Sandel
  • Patent number: 10468159
    Abstract: A power cable for an electrical submersible well pump has at least one insulated conductor and an armor strip wrapped in helical turns around the conductor. The armor strip has a steel layer and a first polymer layer bonded to a first side of the steel layer. Each of the helical turns of the armor strip overlaps with another of the helical turns, causing the first polymer layer of each of the helical turns to form a seal with of a next one of the helical turns. A second polymer layer may be bonded to a second side of the steel layer. The second polymer layer of each of the helical turns overlies in sealing contact with the first polymer layer of the next one of the helical turns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES OILFIELD OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Ping Duan, Anil Sadana
  • Patent number: 10316993
    Abstract: Described herein are corrugated heat protection tubes and methods of making the same. The heat protection tubes have improved heat resistance, improved abrasion resistance, and minimize or eliminate worker exposure to glass fiber insulating materials. The corrugated heat protection tubes can be used in automotive, transportation, and industrial applications, just to name a few.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NOVELIS INC.
    Inventors: Christian Mueller, Burkhard Mertens, Marc Philipp Weber
  • Patent number: 10295104
    Abstract: A pipe liner and a method of using the same are provided. The method includes inserting a pipe liner impregnated with a resinous material into a length of pipe, where the pipe liner has an outer diameter substantially equal to or greater than an inner diameter of the pipe. A bladder having an unstretched outer diameter less than the inner diameter of at least a portion of the length of pipe and capable of stretching circumferentially is inserted into the pipe liner. The bladder is expanded under fluid pressure against the pipe liner, pressing the pipe liner against an inner wall of the length of pipe. The resinous material is allowed to cure and harden, leaving a renewed pipe wall. The length of pipe may have a plurality of inner diameters, and the bladder stretches to produce a smooth interior surface of the pipe liner across the plurality of pipe diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LMK Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Larry W. Kiest, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10287876
    Abstract: Systems and methods for transmitting power and information using acoustic energy produced by transducers are provided. The systems have particular application for powering and communication with electronics through drilling and pipe systems. Pairs of acoustic wedges holding transducers are provided for sending energy and information through a substrate which may be a steel pipe. Each wedge has an angled transducer which can be used to produce shear waves. The waves propagate through the substrate and are received by a second acoustic wedge. The shear waves, on reaching the second acoustic wedge, are converted back into electrical signals by a second transducer. Tangential shear waves, high, shallow wave transmission angles, and direct steel-steel bonding between wedges and substrates may be used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Inventors: Henry A. Scarton, Gary J. Saulnier, Kyle R. Wilt, R. Benjamin Litman
  • Patent number: 10281209
    Abstract: A reboiler in fluid communication with a fractionator column in an offshore low temperature process removing carbon dioxide from natural gas has a vessel volume. A carbon steel tubing bundle is disposed within the vessel volume. Each tube in the bundle has an outer surface with a porous granular metal layer deposited thereon. The granular metal layer comprises a pore size distribution which promotes bubble nucleation during vaporization of a nearly pure liquid carbon dioxide stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Lubo Zhou, Thomas J. Godry, Zhanping Xu
  • Patent number: 10201955
    Abstract: A cellular glass system for an outer surface of a pipe. An insulation layer surrounds the outer surface of the pipe. The insulation layer has an outer surface and an inner surface and comprises cellular glass. A foam fills an annular space between the outer surface of the pipe and the inner surface of the insulation layer and is configured to limit water intrusion into the annular space and attenuate sound. The system may also include another insulation layer and another foam layer between the two insulation layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventor: Steven Robert Badger
  • Patent number: 10190705
    Abstract: A composite pipe including an inner liner layer, a reinforcement layer, a structural layer, and an outer protection layer. The inner liner layer, the reinforcement layer, the structural layer, and the outer protection layer are arranged in that order from the inside out along the radial direction of the pipe. The reinforcement layer includes wound bamboo strips; the structural layer includes a wound planed board; and the reinforcement layer and the structural layer are sandwiched between the inner liner layer and the outer protection layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: ZHEJIANG XINZHOU BAMBOO-BASED COMPOSITES TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ling Ye, Xin Zhu, Huiqing Yang, Linying Zhou, Shulin Shen
  • Patent number: 10177468
    Abstract: A heat-shrinkable protective element having at least one protective layer is obtained from a polymeric composition having a polymer material, where the polymeric composition additionally has an electrically conducting filler having a BET specific surface of at least 100 m2/g according to Standard ASTM D 6556.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Arnaud Allais, Anthony Combessis, Lionel Flandin, Melek Maugin, Mathieu Badard
  • Patent number: 10145502
    Abstract: A large-aperture spiral welded steel pipe with metal linings and a manufacturing method thereof, wherein the pipe includes a pipe body spirally winded by a main steel belt; a first lining and a second lining are arranged on a body inner wall, the first lining is spirally laminated on the main steel belt surface, the first lining width is smaller than the main steel belt width, the second lining is spirally laminated on a spiral seam formed between adjacent pipe bodies, the second lining left and right sides are respectively welded with the adjacent first lining, and the first lining and the second lining cover the inner wall of the entire body; and a reinforcement ring with a semi-closed section is spirally arranged along a body outer wall, and a spiral passage is formed between the inner wall of the reinforcement ring and the body outer wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: NANJING LIANZHONG CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Fujun Zhan
  • Patent number: 10139033
    Abstract: A resin coating layer according to the present invention is formed by curing a thermo-setting resin composition on an inner wall of a heat transfer tube. Forming the resin coating layer allows the heat transfer tube to be easily repaired without involving a cutting process of the heat transfer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Sakurai, Tsuyoshi Miyachi, Seiji Kagawa, Takuya Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10121571
    Abstract: A cable may include a plurality of longitudinally extending twisted pairs of individually insulated conductors. A longitudinally extending separator may be positioned between the plurality of twisted pairs. The separator may include at least one portion that extends beyond and is wrapped at least partially around an outer periphery of the plurality of twisted pairs. The at least one extending portion may have a variable thickness or one or more ribs may be formed on a surface of the extending portion. Additionally, a jacket may be formed around the plurality of twisted pairs and the separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Superior Essex International LP
    Inventors: Christopher W. McNutt, Amir Sekhavat
  • Patent number: 10059278
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to a cable harness. The cable harness may include a female connector, a male connector, main wires, and branch wires. The female connector and the male connector may each comply with a Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J1962 standard and may each have a plurality of pins. Each of the main wires may electrically couple a respective one of the pins of the male connector to a corresponding respective one of the pins of the female connector. Each of the branch wires may electrically couple to a respective one of the main wires via a respective T-splice. A first pair of the branch wires may provide a branch connection to a first Controller Area Network (CAN) bus wire combination. A second pair of the branch wires may provide a branch connection to a second CAN bus wire combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Paul Stotts, Nathan Stotts
  • Patent number: 10024569
    Abstract: A fire-rated exhaust duct system comprising a modular configuration or structure. The fire-rated exhaust duct system comprises a plurality of exhaust duct sections. Each of the exhaust duct sections is configured to be joined or connected with other exhaust duct sections in the field or at an installation site, e.g. in building housing a kitchen facility or a laboratory facility to form longer sections or runs for exhaust duct system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: William Christopher Duffy
  • Patent number: 10022948
    Abstract: A composite pipe is disclosed. The composite pipe includes a thermoplastic inner layer and a tape layer. The tape layer is exterior to and bonded with the thermoplastic inner layer. The composite pipe also includes a protective layer formed exterior to the tape layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Terry C. Shafer, Dustin McWilliams, George Coleman
  • Patent number: 9970504
    Abstract: A concrete coating composition, containing a thermally stable cement, glass bubbles, porous glass spheres or aerogel or a combination thereof, and glass fibers. Also, disclosed is a coated pipe having the concrete coating composition disclosed herein. The coated pipes disclosed herein can be thermally insulated, impact and abrasion resistant, flexible pipeline that can be used in downhole steam injection operations and for extracting hydrocarbons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: SHAWCOR LTD
    Inventors: Sanjay Shah, Afolabi Lowrie, Eugene Alymov
  • Patent number: 9938782
    Abstract: A facility for assembly of well heaters includes a well of sufficient diameter to receive coiled tubing; a scaffold supporting a coiled tubing injector, wherein the injector is configurable for injection of coiled tubing into the well and configurable for injection of one or more resistive heating cables into coiled tubing in the well; a coiled tubing guide system supported by the injector or the scaffold; and one or more cable guides for guiding the resistive heating cables from respective cable reels into the injector, wherein the cable guides are supported by the scaffold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: ATHABASCA OIL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Maurice A Bujold, Doug Beattie
  • Patent number: 9925863
    Abstract: A self-sealing liquid bladder having a plurality of layers including a liquid impermeable material layer that is compatible with a liquid held in the bladder and at least one sealing layer that is conformally arranged to span a surface area of the liquid impermeable material layer and that is separated from a liquid held in the bladder by the liquid impermeable layer, the sealing layer including a sealing means that, in response to a penetration of both the liquid impermeable material layer and the sealing layer, substantially seals the penetration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael P. Kozar, Mark S. Wilenski, Amy E. Bahe
  • Patent number: 9920862
    Abstract: A fluid conduit comprises a wall defining a fluid flow path and a confinement feature within the wall and being configured to confine energy within a cavity, wherein at least a portion of the fluid flow path extends through the cavity. The confinement feature may be configured to confine electromagnetic energy. The fluid conduit may comprise an oscillator defined by the cavity and a positive feedback arrangement. The fluid conduit may be configured for sensing a property of a fluid present in or flowing through the fluid conduit or for use in sensing a property of a fluid present in or flowing through the fluid conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignees: Magma Global Limited, Salunda Limited
    Inventors: Martin Peter William Jones, Charles Alexander Tavner, Alan David Parker, John Francis Gregg
  • Patent number: 9890891
    Abstract: A liner assembly for pipeline repair or reinforcement includes an outer tubular liner, and an inner malleable inflatable bladder fabricated of a resilient material and positioned longitudinally within the tubular liner. The inflatable bladder has an outer surface configured to bond to the tubular liner and an inner surface configured to provide a resilient surface on the pipeline interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: NU FLOW TECHNOLOGIES 2000 INC.
    Inventor: Cameron Manners
  • Patent number: 9857001
    Abstract: Low permeation fuel hose is provided comprising an outer cover layer prepared from a composition comprising a polyvinyl chloride (PVC), a thermoplastic copolyester elastomer and, optionally, a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), wherein the hose exhibits improved low and high temperature performance compared to conventional fuel hoses having an outer layer consisting of industrial grade PVC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Iani Manas-Zloczower, Colleen Marie Hathaway
  • Patent number: 9821140
    Abstract: A variable diameter tube for use in a vessel inserter for performing hemodynamics researches and related operations comprises two coupled different-characteristic materials which are coupled to one another to provide a single stretchable tube assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrizia Pini, Paolo Cremascoli, Pedro Silva Orrego
  • Patent number: 9810366
    Abstract: A method for forming a high temperature field joint between two insulated pipe sections, and an insulated conduit having a low temperature field joint. The conduit comprises a steel pipe with a corrosion protection coating and a pipe insulation layer comprising a polymer composition having thermal conductivity of less than about 0.40 W/mk, and/or heat resistance to continuous operating temperatures from about 150° C. to above about 205° C. After a circumferential weld joint is formed between the two pipes, a first field joint insulation layer is applied over the joint area, the first field joint insulation layer comprises a polymer composition having heat resistance to continuous operating temperatures from about 150° C. to above about 205° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SHAWCOR LTD.
    Inventors: Jan Peder Hegdal, Torgeir Sletvold, Eileen Wan, Suresh Choudhary
  • Patent number: 9791091
    Abstract: A method for forming a high temperature field joint between two insulated pipe sections, and an insulated conduit having a low temperature field joint. The conduit comprises a steel pipe with a corrosion protection coating and a pipe insulation layer comprising a polymer composition having thermal conductivity of less than about 0.40 W/mk, and/or heat resistance to continuous operating temperatures from about 150° C. to above about 205° C. After a circumferential weld joint is formed between the two pipes, a first field joint insulation layer is applied over the joint area, the first field joint insulation layer comprises a polymer composition having heat resistance to continuous operating temperatures from about 150° C. to above about 205° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignees: AGC CHEMICALS AMERICAS, INC., SHAWCOR LTD.
    Inventors: Masahide Yodogawa, Suresh Choudhary, Jan Peder Hegdal, Torgeir Sletvold, Eileen Wan
  • Patent number: 9759357
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing tubular bodies (1) exhibiting an inner circumferential surface (8) and outer circumferential surface (7) for packaging tubes out of a strip-shaped film substrate (2), which exhibits at least one weldable plastic layer (3) or consists of the latter, and which encompasses a first edge face (5) extending in the longitudinal direction of the film substrate (2) or a second edge face (6) spaced apart from the first edge face (5) by the width of the film substrate (2), wherein the first edge face (5) runs at a first angle (?) relative to a first thickness extension direction on a first radially innermost border (9) of the first edge face (5), and the second edge face (6) runs at a second angle (?) relative to a second thickness extension direction on a second radially outermost border of the second edge face (6), and wherein the first and second edge faces (6) are placed opposite each other and joined together during exposure to heat, wherein the first angle (?) and second angle (?) differ
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: PACKSYS GLOBAL (SWITZERLAND) LTD.
    Inventor: Julius Läubli
  • Patent number: 9752420
    Abstract: A method of lining a metal oil well pipe in situ, by providing a pipe liner composed of a polymer tube having a fabric or mesh reinforcing layer mechanically bonded to its exterior, inserting the pipe liner into the oil well pipe by adding water or other weighting means into the pipe liner, and opening the pipe liner to allow oil to flow therethrough, thereby expanding the pipe liner composite tightly against the oil well pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: ULTRATECH INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Mark D. Shaw, Matt Clancy, Laurence M. Bierce
  • Patent number: 9731488
    Abstract: The invention refers to a method for laminating a tubular film (1) preferably manufactured by means of blown film (co-) extrusion with a material capable of absorbing resin or liquids, wherein the tubular film (1) is laminated over its entire perimeter with several layers (10, 11, 12, 13; 20, 21, 22; 30, 31) overlapping or positioned directly opposite one another on their front sides containing material capable of absorbing resin or liquids, so that essentially there are no areas left along the perimeter of the tubular film (1) not covered by the laminated layers (10, 11, 12, 13; 20, 21, 22; 30, 31). The invention also refers to a tubular film laminated in such a way and to various applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Buergofol GmbH
    Inventor: Kurt Stark
  • Patent number: 9719623
    Abstract: A fluid pipeline has a first end and a second end. An elongated heat trace element comprised of first and second heat tubes is aligned and coupled to at least a portion of an outer surface of the fluid pipeline. The outer surface of fluid pipeline carries a first insulation material covering a first portion of the outer surface. The outer surface of the fluid pipeline further carries a second insulation material covering a second portion of the outer surface and wherein the second portion of the outer surface is different than the first portion of the outer surface. The first and second insulation materials are configured to cover the outer surface of the fluid pipeline. The fluid pipeline further comprises a third insulation material carried over a second outer surface defined by the cooperation of the first and second insulation materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Pentair Thermal Managment LLC
    Inventor: Franco Chakkalakal
  • Patent number: 9695689
    Abstract: A system for folding and deploying liners within tunnels includes a mobile conveyor device having a base frame including a plurality of wheels supporting a support frame. The mobile conveyor device also includes a folding assembly mounted upon the support frame at a position adjacent a first end of the base frame and a conveyor assembly mounted upon the support frame at a position adjacent a second end of the base frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: RELINE AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: David Samuel Pleasants, William Donald Pleasants, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9664312
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer hose for compressed air comprising, in this order: an outer layer (1) made of polyamide, optionally an intermediate layer (2) of a polymer having a flexural modulus of less than 500 MPa, an inner layer (3) of a polymer having a flexural modulus of greater than 1100 MPa, the inner layer (3) being in contact with the compressed air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Gaelle Bellet, Nicolas Amouroux, Thibaut Montanari
  • Patent number: 9625078
    Abstract: A pipeline comprising one or more pipes, the pipeline having: one or more sacrificial anodes to provide cathodic protection; one or more pre-formed one-piece integral metallic rings around at least one pipe; and one or more electrical connectors attached to the or each metallic ring and to at least one sacrificial anode to allow an electrical current to flow between the pipeline and one or more of the sacrificial anodes. Each metallic ring has a one-piece form and can be fitted to the pipe without welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: TECHNIP NORGE AS
    Inventors: Sven Morten Hesjevik, Erik Levold, Per Egil Kvaale
  • Patent number: 9592657
    Abstract: An apparatus and method is disclosed for making a carbon fiber tubular component by sliding a carbon fiber sleeve and a fiber sleeve over a tubular mandrel. The sleeves overlying the tubular mandrel are saturated with a curable resin and inserted into a mold cavity of a compression mold. The cured carbon fiber tubular component is removed from the compression mold after the curing of the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Inventor: Nanette L. Hultgren
  • Patent number: 9586383
    Abstract: Provided is a rubber laminated resin composite comprising a polyamide-based resin molded product and rubber that is vulcanization bonded to the polyamide-based resin molded product; the polyamide-based resin molded product being molded from a polyamide-based resin that is blended with 0 to 70 wt. % of a filler based on the total amount of the filler and the polyamide-based resin, and that comprises an aliphatic amine compound having an amine equivalent of 950 or less in an amount of 0.045 mmol or more, preferably 0.050 to 2.0 mmol, more preferably 0.065 to 1.5 mmol, per g of the polyamide-based resin. The rubber laminated resin composite is produced by molding a polyamide-based resin that is blended or not blended with a filler, after the addition of an aliphatic amine compound thereto, and then vulcanization bonding of fluororubber or acrylic rubber to the obtained polyamide-based resin molded product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: NOK Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichi Aoyagi, Kiyofumi Fukasawa
  • Patent number: 9580632
    Abstract: To provide An adhesive composition for a protective film to suppress a surface pollution and adhesive residue on a painting surface. The adhesive composition comprises: 100 weight parts of given block copolymer, and 1 to 20 weight parts of a given polar tackifier resin compound, wherein the polar tackifier resin compound has a solubility parameter (SP value) of 8.2 to 9.2 calculated by the Small method using Hoy's constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: PolyOne Corporation
    Inventors: Norio Masuko, Hiroshi Kato