Permanent Type Seam Patents (Class 138/170)
  • Patent number: 10746022
    Abstract: The Helical segmental lining is an invention in tunneling industry wherein segments are designed in helical shape that are connected by interlocking system. The proposed helical tunnel lining method allows for segment erection and excavation to be completed concurrently and continuously by Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) which will result in increasing the tunneling speed. The segments have tongue projection on the two trailing sides (circumferential and radial) and similar groove recess in the opposite two leading sides. This forms a tongue-and-groove joint at both circumferential and radial joints. The system allows for optional post-tensioning (PT) strand to be inserted into the leading circumferential side of the segments. The optional PT strand is fitted into a continuous groove located at the leading circumferential side of the segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventors: Behzad Khorshidi, Jamal Rostami
  • Patent number: 10070595
    Abstract: In the case of a drip irrigation tube the dosing elements which are inserted therein and are connected to the walling of the drip irrigation tube each comprise inlet regions, dosing regions and outlet regions, through which the water issues out of the drip irrigation tube via outlet openings installed in the tube walling. The outlet openings are in the form of a slit, the edge regions of the slit are supported by supporting means in such a manner as to limit bending of the edge regions of the slit towards the dosing elements. As a consequence, when negative pressure prevails in the tube contaminants are prevented from being able to penetrate through the slits into the dosing elements and block same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: THE MACHINES YVONAND S.A.
    Inventors: Ahai Loebinger, Eberhard Kertscher
  • Patent number: 9080702
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for the highly-thick thermal coating of joints by using electrofusion in pipes used for conducting fluids, made of steel tubes externally coated with polyolefins, characterized in that it comprises the following steps: a) Placing an anticorrosive coating on the steel pipes to be joined; b) Placing and adjusting the half-round pipes in the connection area of the pipes, and possibly, the linking parts; c) Exerting pressure between the half-round pipes by using compression equipment; d) Connecting the electrical resistances to an external power source; e) Electrofusion welding the adjacent surfaces; f) Cooling and disassembling the compression elements of step c).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventor: Juan Rukavina Mikusic
  • Patent number: 8991437
    Abstract: A thermally insulating protection element for piping, including a hollow body with an open concavity and having a wall. The wall includes at least one rigid positioning and/or support platform designed to accommodate the fastening of technical equipment to be associated with the protection element. The element is designed to not only insulate piping, but also to constitute a direct device for supporting and fastening technical equipment such as a sensing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Daher Aerospace
    Inventor: Remi Bourlart
  • Patent number: 8857852
    Abstract: In a beam member having a cylindrical beam main body with a first end portion and a second end portion in which respective end surfaces oppose and partially abut to each other in a circumferential direction of the beam main body to define a slit portion, a bracket member straddles the first end portion and the second end in the circumferential direction to be welded to an outer surface of the beam main body so as to cover the slit portion between a first welding portion and a second welding portion that weld abutting portions of the respective end surfaces of the first end portion and the second end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: F-Tech Inc.
    Inventors: Eiji Yamamoto, Masamitsu Iino, Takayuki Owada
  • Patent number: 8844581
    Abstract: The number of sub-parts of a closed structure part and the number of steps for manufacturing the closed structure part can be reduced and, therefore, the closed structure part can be efficiently manufactured. In a hemming press step, a punch is further lowered, and a pair of flange portions is inserted into a slit clearance. Hemming prongs are bent and each of the hemming prongs sandwiches the flange portion. The flange portion, which is one of the two flange portions, is joined to the other flange portion. At the same time, a pair of press forming surfaces of the punch presses a metal plate and performs press-forming on a pair of shoulder portions of a blank into a predetermined shape. The flange portion can be fixed to the other flange portion using the hemming prongs. The pair of shoulder portions of the blank can be press-formed into the predetermined shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Higai, Yuji Yamasaki, Takaaki Hira, Katsuhiro Ochi
  • Publication number: 20140202572
    Abstract: The invention relates to an air-flow channel (1) for a ventilation device of a motor vehicle. According to the invention, a sealing element (7) is arranged in a bonded manner on at least one pipe opening (6) of the air-flow channel (1), in the region of an opening edge (2), said sealing element (7) being able to be arranged in the region of the opening edge (2) of the pipe opening (6), or applied onto said air-flow channel (1), by means of a fusing process or a thermal welding method such that the melted material of the sealing element (7) becomes joined to the heated material of the air-flow channel (1). The invention additionally relates to a method for producing an air-flow channel (1) for a ventilation device of a motor vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: JOHNSON CONTROLS INTERIORS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Mirko Wiedemeyer, Martin Kuckertz, Hans-Georg Werner, Antoine Kmeid, Peter John Thurgood, Bernd Gross
  • 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: 8752688
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for handling notes of value, comprising at least one shaft (12) on which at least one transport element (16) for transporting the notes of value is arranged. The transport element (16) comprises a first segment (32a) and a second segment (32b) separated from the first segment (32a) in an unmounted state. In a mounted state the first segment (32a) and the second segment (32b) are firmly connected to each other and enclose the shaft (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Wincor Nixdorf International GmbH
    Inventor: Christian Fehrenbach
  • Publication number: 20130174934
    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: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Inventor: WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER DUFFY
  • Patent number: 7610938
    Abstract: A cylindrical rod 20 is formed by bending sheet metal 10 so as to bond together a pair of edges 12 and 14 of the sheet metal 10. The cylindrical rod 20 includes therein (i) convex portions 16 each of which protrudes from the edge 12 and includes a sub-portion whose width is larger at a side thereof more distant from the edge 12 than at a side thereof less distant from the edge 12, and (ii) concave portions 18 which are formed on the edge 14, have a shape complementary to the shape of the convex portions 16, and are fitted into the convex portions 16. A cylindrical rod which has high circularity and high linearity, in other words, which hardly has vertical and horizontal curves can be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2009
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Itaru Yanokura, Hiroshi Hashizume, Norio Nomura, Nagamitsu Takashima
  • Publication number: 20090120523
    Abstract: A method of installing pipe insulation includes a length of tubular insulation with a longitudinally extending slit so that the tubular insulation can be passed over and mounted on a length of pipe and a jacket overlaying the outer surface of the tubular insulation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Inventor: Edward Albert Bright
  • Patent number: 7445031
    Abstract: An insulation arrangement for pipes, especially for pipes of a pneumatic system in a passenger transport aircraft, essentially includes at least one insulation layer (6) as well as an outer sheath (3) consisting of titanium foil (31). The outer sheath (3) is connected, in a first end section (32) and in a second end section (33), respectively with a termination profile (7), and thereby a shell (9) with at least one longitudinal seam (13) is formed, into which the insulation layer (6) is insertable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2008
    Assignee: Airbus Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Hummel, Horst-Dieter Rohwedder
  • Publication number: 20080023095
    Abstract: A tubular manifold device for a dishwasher and associated method are provided. The manifold device defines a contiguous interior channel between opposed inlet and outlet ends. The manifold device has an inner surface defining the interior channel and an opposing outer surface, and comprises at least two discretely-formed manifold portions, each extending between and at least bisecting the opposed inlet and outlet ends of the interior channel. The at least two manifold portions are capable of cooperating via respective engagable longitudinal edges so as to form at least two joints therebetween. At least one overmold member is configured to sealingly engage the at least two manifold portions, across each of the at least two joints, such that the interior channel is fluid-tight between the inlet and outlet ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2006
    Publication date: January 31, 2008
    Inventors: James Burrows, Doug Nagel, John Bragg
  • Patent number: 7171988
    Abstract: A tubing including an overlap portion formed by the first and second circumferential end portions overlapping and joined with each other, and a fluid leakage preventing member for preventing pressurized fluid from leaking from the tubing upon the tubing being subjected to hydrostatic forming. An apparatus and method for hydrostatic forming of a tubing having an overlap portion. The apparatus includes a die and a nozzle having fluid leakage preventing means for preventing the pressurized fluid supplied into the tubing from leaking from a clearance between the first and second circumferential end portions of the overlap portion of the tubing at the longitudinal end portions of the tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumihiko Gejima, Hiroshi Sakurai, Kenji Kanamori, Tetsuji Morita, Sadao Yanagida, Masayuki Inoue
  • Patent number: 7159620
    Abstract: A pipe blanket is provided for wrapping around and insulating a pipe. The pipe blanket comprises an insulation mat having an outer surface and an inner surface adapted to lie adjacent the pipe when the pipe blanket is wrapped around the pipe. An outer cover of the pipe blanket is coupled to the outer surface of the insulation mat. The insulation mat is configured to enclose a variety of pipes having different sized diameters. The pipe blanket further includes a closure means configured for securing the insulation mat and outer cover about the pipe. The insulation mat further includes a plurality of pleats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2007
    Assignee: Knauf Insulation GmbH
    Inventor: Ronald E. Kissell
  • Patent number: 6964282
    Abstract: A pipe insulation system includes a tubular core of fibrous insulation and a flexible closed cell foam layer overlaying the core and forming an outer surface of the system. The tubular core has a first longitudinal slit extending completely through the wall of the core and a second longitudinal slit in the inner surface of the tubular core, opposite the first slit, that forms a hinge permitting the tubular core to be opened and closed to place the system about a pipe. Preferably, the foam layer has a water vapor permeance rating of 0.02 perms or less and the pipe insulation system includes a seal for sealing the first slit so that an outer surface layer of the sealed system formed by the foam layer and seal has a water vapor permeance rating of 0.02 perms or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2005
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Francis John Babineau, Jr., Fred Migliorini, Michael S. Casavant
  • Patent number: 6872463
    Abstract: A reinforcing bar for body and/or chassis parts of a motor vehicle includes a one-piece element (8) extending from one end of the bar to the other and having a median portion (10) with closed tubular cross-section and at least one end portion (12) comprising an open-section distal portion (14) and a proximal portion (16) which connects the said distal portion (14) to the median portion (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Inventor: Pietro Passone
  • Patent number: 6786241
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a plastic jacket having air spaces formed by a core and a cover used to insulate hot and cold piping systems and the fittings for those systems. The jacket is made by providing a core that has portions that extends away from the element and a cover surrounding the core. The insulation value of the jacket is created by the air spaces created by the jacket. The plastic of the cover alone or the cover and core can be transparent or translucent so that the condition of the piping element and the jacketed space can be checked without removing the jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: Horizon Resources Corporation
    Inventor: Richard J. Bedner
  • Patent number: 6782922
    Abstract: A pipe insulation system includes a tubular core of fibrous insulation that is coated with a pliable polymer. The coated tubular core has a first longitudinal slit extending completely through the wall of the core and a second longitudinal slit in the inner surface of the tubular core that is opposite the first slit and forms a hinge that permits the tubular core to be opened and closed to place the coated tubular core about a pipe. Preferably, the coating has a water vapor permeance rating of 0.02 perms or less and the system includes a seal for sealing the first slit so that an outer surface layer of the sealed coated tubular core formed by the coating and seal has a water vapor permeance rating of 0.02 perms or less for use on cold pipe systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2004
    Assignee: John Manville International, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Migliorini, Michael Casavant
  • Patent number: 6763853
    Abstract: A lightweight conduit for fluid conveyance, having an outer conduit portion formed of rigid insulation material, an inner conduit portion formed of rigid insulation material, the inner conduit portion having an outer surface and an inner surface and first and second ends, the inner and outer conduit portions being aligned and adhered together so that one end of the inner conduit portion protrudes outwardly beyond the corresponding end of the outer conduit portion, and the second end of the inner conduit portion is recessed into the second end of the outer conduit portion, and a resin coating is applied over the outer surface of the outer conduit portion and over the inner surface of the inner conduit portion so that the lightweight conduit is both corrosion-resistant and flame-resistant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2004
    Assignee: RSB Pipe Corporation, Inc.
    Inventors: Jesse Cliff Redding, Larry Lionel Bunting
  • Publication number: 20040003857
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi layer agricultural hose configured to have two layers or three layers, wherein joining surfaces of the hose has an increased adhesive strength required to prevent the joining surfaces from being separated due to a high water pressure, and a manufacturing device therefore. The agricultural hose is formed by laminating layers of tarpaulin obtained by a process where a fabric having polyethylene (HDPE+EVA) as a main component is firstly coated with resin at its external surface and then two fabrics are overlapped and attached by adhesion; and said layers are attached to one another by adhesion, with a joining surface of each of the layers being overlapped in a predetermined length.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Publication date: January 8, 2004
    Inventor: Jin-Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 6591900
    Abstract: A heat exchanger (1) is formed by stacking tubes (2) formed by rolling a flat tube material (10) with a fin (3) interposed between the adjacent tubes, joining tanks (4), (5) and the tubes, (2) to appropriately communicate the tubes (2) and the tanks (4), (5), wherein the tube (2) is provided with a partition (22) for dividing a passage (6) of the tube (2) into passages (6),(6) and the partition (22) has an extra section for absorbing a deformation produced when a partition part (30) and the tube are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2003
    Assignee: Zexel Valeo Climate Control Corporation
    Inventors: Soichi Kato, Shoji Akiyama, Kazuo Ochiai
  • Patent number: 6575198
    Abstract: In manufacturing an exhaust pipe of two-passage construction, a metallic plate having a first end and a second end respectively elongated in a longitudinal direction of the exhaust pipe is prepared. The metallic plate is bent into a substantially S shape in cross section. It has a diametrically extending central partition plate and a substantially semicircular peripheral wall on each lateral side of said partition plate in such a manner that a groove of substantially V shape in cross section having a substantially closed end on a radially inner side and an open end on a radially outer side is formed at each diametrically outer portion of the partition plate. A target is provided so as to elongate along the groove in a manner to extend substantially radially outward from the closed end. A welding arc is generated between the target and a welding gun disposed on a side of the open end such that the substantially closed end and the target are welded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2003
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Yutaka Giken, Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Yoshitoshi, Hiroto Yanagibayashi, Hirokazu Shirai, Akihiro Suzuki, Noriyuki Sato, Takeshi Sasagase, Fumio Hosoda, Kazuo Ishii, Masayuki Uegane, Takeshi Munemura, Yoshihiko Eguchi
  • Patent number: 6532995
    Abstract: To provide a super-high strength line pipe that is excellent in low temperature toughness, can be field welded easily, and has a tensile strength of at least 900 MPa (exceeding ×100 of the API standard), and a production method thereof. The present invention relates to a super-high strength line pipe produced by shaping a steel plate into a pipe shape and arc welding seam portions, the strength of a base steel portion is 900 to 1,100 MPa and the strength of the weld metal is higher than the base steel strength −100 MPa. In the steel pipe, the Ni content of the weld metal is higher by at least 1% than that of the base steel. The combination of the chemical components of the steel plate with those of the weld metal, for accomplishing these steel pipes by a U&O step is shown concretely. A production method of the steel plate and the welding method for achieving the steel pipe are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2003
    Assignee: Nippon Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Asahi, Hiroshi Tamehiro, Takuya Hara, Yoshio Terada, Shigeru Ohkita, Kunio Koyama
  • Patent number: 6403180
    Abstract: An insulating system for pipes is provided which includes at least two different types of pipe insulation, wherein each pipe insulation is a pipe jacket formed by two mating sections, a first section and a second section with each section having a mating surface, wherein further when the two mating sections are put together with the mating surface of the first section exactly abutting the mating surface of the second section, they form a tubular structure having a bore which is a suitable size to receive a pipe. Of the three possible types of pipe insulation available, insulation A, insulation B, and insulation C, each pipe insulation type is formulated to insulate pipes having a different surface temperature, and yet pipe insulations A, B, and C each have identical outer diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2002
    Assignee: Armacell Enterprises GmbH
    Inventor: Jeffery L. Barrall
  • Patent number: 6341626
    Abstract: A flexible protective sleeve for use in protecting an elongated member comprises a generally tubular wall for at least substantially surrounding the member. The sleeve also comprises permanent adhesive adhered to an interior surface of said wall. The adhesive is effective to stick the elongated member to the interior surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2002
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Technology Limited
    Inventors: Adrian Charles Davenport, Richard Stuart Williams
  • Patent number: 6202701
    Abstract: A hose for conveying free-flowing materials, such as coating powder made of an electrically non-conductive or poor conductive material is characterized in that a wall member of an electrically conductive material is installed into the wall of the hose, said wall member extending radially across the cross section of the wall and axially across the length of the hose, and being grounded towards the outside and having an approximately sector-shaped cross section as in a welding seam in a manner so that on the one hand a favorable discharge of undesired electric charges is achieved and on the other hand a caking at the inner wall of the hose is virtually excluded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2001
    Assignee: Wagner International AG
    Inventor: Otmar Göbl
  • Patent number: 5899239
    Abstract: Tubular components for use in modular fencing systems are manufactured utilizing die-forming of a flat plastic sheet, rather than by profile extrusion of a tubular form. This approach is made feasible by an aesthetically acceptable and structurally sound longitudinal edge joint configuration. The joint is formed by cooperating clip members formed along opposing longitudinal edges of the sheet. The clip members are interlocked with each other in overlapping relation following the die-forming operations. The clip members are substantially concealed by peripheral side portions of the component that are held in closely spaced or abutted relation. Structural integrity is assured by staking overlapping portions of the clip members to each other at longitudinally spaced locations. This can be accomplished with a thin circular blade having teeth that rotate to pass between the peripheral side portions and to press against and deform the overlapping portions, one into the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Assignee: Associated Materials, Incorporated
    Inventor: Mark Lawrence Coulis
  • Patent number: 5873391
    Abstract: Conduit liners and methods for their construction and use are provided. The liners include a first flexible layer mechanically bonded to at least one glass-containing layer and folded to form a tubular laminate. The laminate can be penetrable by resinous liquid capable of setting the form of substantially continuous matrix within the laminate following the expansion of the laminate within a conduit. In preferred versions of the liner, multiple glass layers are provided on the inner and outer diameter of the construction with a polyester core so as to meet minimum thickness requirements for vibration resistance under American in situ pipe vibration resistance codes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignee: Bay Mills Ltd
    Inventors: Mark Kittson, Steve Kulawic
  • Patent number: 5722463
    Abstract: In an external steel sleeve for reinforcing or for providing a seal to prevent leakage in a pipe, the sleeve consists of steel plate material that is shaped and sized to encircle a portion of the length of the pipe. The top and bottom halves of the sleeve each consist of steel shaped plate, and the bottom half in addition has zippers welded on either side. The sleeve may be installed while the carrier pipe is under operating pressure and temperature. Following cleaning of the pipe and sleeve surfaces, if necessary, including cleaning of any external anomalies on the section of pipe to be reinforced, an epoxy filler material is applied to the pipe over the area to be covered by the sleeve. The top and bottom halves of the sleeve are then placed around the pipe and initially tightened using hydraulic jacking devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1998
    Assignee: Petro-Line Upgrading Services Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert James Smyth, Paul Lelonde, Alcide St. Jean, Michael Alvin Miller, Darcy Evan Miller
  • Patent number: 5505230
    Abstract: A protective sleeve assembly 10 for use in protecting conducting equipment such as cables, wiring and tubing is disclosed as comprising a longitudinal body portion 12 which includes an inner surface 16 and an outer surface 14, a male locking member 18 extending from one longitudinal edge of the longitudinal body portion and a female locking member 32 extending from a second longitudinal edge of the longitudinal body portion. The protective sleeve is selectively closeable by connecting the male and female locking members 18 and 32, respectively. An elastomeric sealing material 52 can be provided between the male and female locking members to assist in providing a fluid resistant seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Assignee: Proprietary Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald D. Bartholomew
  • Patent number: 5411777
    Abstract: A heat shrinkable wrap-around sleeve comprises a heat shrinkable sheet with a heat stable strip welded on one end. The free end of the heat stable strip is overlapped on the outer side of the opposite end of the sheet and welded thereto by heating applied directly on the outer side. This allows the material of the strip to differ in its properties from the material of the sheet, so that the nature of welded closure can be tailored to particular applications. It also allows manufacture of sleeves having hold-down adhesives applied on them to be conducted with greater ease and economy. The sleeve can be manufactured using continuous welding, for example by heated wedge welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1993
    Date of Patent: May 2, 1995
    Assignee: Shaw Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert E. Steele, Michael A. Romano, Peter Jackson
  • Patent number: 5393105
    Abstract: A duct device for insulated delivery of temperature controlled air. The device comprises an elongated, tubular member configured as a conduit for delivery of air and having a tubular wall fabricated of non-load-bearing insulative material. This insulated material includes at least one continuous gap formed into the tubular wall and extending along the tubular member. This gap is filled with a rigid binder which bonds to the insulative material and is capable of reinforcing the structural strength of the tubular member. This binder filled gap operates as a strut, which may be positioned longitudinally along the tubular member, or in other patterns such as a helical configuration. Reinforcing structure is also disclosed for the end sections of the tubular member, along with interconnecting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 28, 1995
    Inventors: Bart Petterson, James Cherrington, Michael Cherrington, Garry Rose
  • Patent number: 5328732
    Abstract: Package stuffing material is formed by rolling strips of relatively rigid paper stock to cylindrical bodies. The strip is rolled so that the outer longitudinal edge is adhered to the outer surface of the cylinder while the inner end hangs free. The inner end extends between a 90.degree. to 180.degree. arc along the inner wall and when the cylindrical is pressed its edge engages the wall substantially limiting the degree of distortion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 12, 1994
    Inventor: Douglas J. Renna
  • Patent number: 5302428
    Abstract: A multiple layer wraparound sleeve having a heat shrinkable backing layer and at least one functional layer has the functional layer as a discrete sheet which is connected to one end of the backing layer, and is of at least sufficient length that, when the sleeve is wrapped around the pipe or other substrate at least twice, the functional layer sheet wraps around the substrate first with its ends overlapping and the backing layer wraps around the functional layer sheet with its ends overlapping. This allows wrappings of reduced thickness to be employed without problems of voids occurring between the functional layer and the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 12, 1994
    Assignee: Shaw Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert E. Steele, Alfredo Andrenacci
  • Patent number: 5186251
    Abstract: Heat exchanger with double row tubes with each tube being substantially identical and made by a sequence of roll forming operations from a single piece blank so that it has a centralized vertical connector web of the thickness of the blank connecting and supporting opposite side walls of the tubes to separate each tube into separate flow passes for augmenting tube burst strength from high internal pressures. Also, the vertical connector web effectively eliminates tube crushing from compression loads exerted onto a core of tubes and corrugated air centers by retainer bands used to hold these components together for their subsequent brazing together in a high temperature oven to form a core. With these tubes employed, heat exchanger efficiency is improved since the apices of the air centers have extensive direct contact with the flat sides of the roll formed tubes thoughout their widths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 16, 1993
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Shrikant M. Joshi
  • Patent number: 5137057
    Abstract: A flexible duct adapted to be suspended from a support and method of making same. The duct comprises a conduit of heat-sealable plastic film having a longitudinally extending fin on the conduit for suspending the conduit. The fin comprises first and second face-to-face layers of heat sealable film. The fin includes spaced apart reinforced regions which are adapted for engagement with fasteners for suspending the conduit. The reinforced regions comprise portions of the first and second layers which are heat-sealed together. According to the method, a duct is made from an elongate tube of flexible heat sealable material. The sidewall of the tube is joined to itself along a longitudinal line to define a first relatively larger tube forming a longitudinally extending conduit, and a second relatively smaller tube forming a longitudinally extending double-walled fin for suspending the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 11, 1992
    Inventor: August H. Hummert, III
  • Patent number: 5134000
    Abstract: A heat shrinkable wrap-around sleeve comprises a heat shrinkable sheet with a heat stable strip welded on one end. The free end of the heat stable strip is overlapped on the outer side of the opposite end of the sheet and welded thereto by heating applied directly on the outer side. This allows a good quality welded connection to be formed without requiring the use of hold-down adhesives. The sleeve can be manufactured using induction welding or more preferably by heated wedged welding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1992
    Assignee: Shaw Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: James L. Smythe, D. Brian W. Yawney, John H. Oliver, Peter Jackson
  • Patent number: 5122402
    Abstract: A kit of parts for assembling an elongate former suitable for transversely folding a longitudinally advancing tape around an advancing cable core comprises a primary former having a conically-shaped channel therethrough, a plurality of separately formed nose cones each having a conically-shaped bore, the cross-sectional size of the bore of each nose cone at its downstream end differing from that of each of the other nose cones, and means for detachably securing any nose cone to the downstream end of the primary former. Each nose cone has a length substantially less than the primary former and, as a consequence, each nose cone is readily formed from a transversely folded strip of sheet metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1992
    Assignee: Phillips Cables Ltd.
    Inventor: Rudolf Gemert
  • Patent number: 5028740
    Abstract: A hollow housing case of an electriclly conducting plate which has one insulating surface includes a connecting part to connect together electrically both ends of the plate. The connecting part is a bent portion which is formed by bending at least one end of the plate and enabling the non-insulating surfaces at both ends to face and contact with each other surely. Further, the hollow housing case comprises a fastening member for finally fastening together both ends of the plate. By the fastening member, a hollow housing case of any size can be fabricated easily, without the process of pressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1991
    Assignee: Iwastu Electric Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Chikamasa Tomiya
  • Patent number: 4940614
    Abstract: A tubular food casing comprising a film which has been bent to form a tubing, the longitudinal edges of which are joined to one another by means of an adhesive tape, which forms a glued seam. The adhesive tape comprises a plurality of incisions, ending in the area of the glued seam, which extend transversely to its longitudinal direction. In the area of the incision ends, the adhesive tape is firmly bonded to the film. The bond strength between the adhesive tape and the film is greater than the tear resistance of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 10, 1990
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Erna Kastl, Marion Mathieu, Anton Goerres
  • Patent number: 4780347
    Abstract: An insulation system for pipes which includes segments of fiberglass insulation or other mineral fiber slit along their length for surrounding the pipe, a butt strip tape for sealing abutting ends of the segments of insulation, and means for sealing a flap on the insulation segment covering the slit after the pipe has been inserted therethrough. The butt strip tape is a laminated tape which includes a layer of paper, a layer of fiberglass, a layer of foil and a pressure sensitive acrylic adhesive. The means for sealing the slit may be either an adhesive film cast on a release liner and applied to the flap or a double sided adhesitve tape. The double sided tape is a laminate which has an adhesive layer on each side of a central, thin substrate. The adhesive used in all instances is an isooctyl acrylate polymer which is approximately a 100% acrylate compound having a solvent content no greater than 0.5%. The adhesive allows the tape to be applied at temperatures ranging frong -17.degree. F. to 158.degree. F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 25, 1988
    Assignee: Venture Tape Corp.
    Inventor: Lewis S. Cohen
  • Patent number: 4738883
    Abstract: A heat shrinkable closure is disclosed having a central section which has been hot stretched and cooled while in stretched condition sandwiched between a pair of unstretched end sections and in which one end section has a tapered grooved extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 1986
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1988
    Assignee: Sigmaform Corporation
    Inventor: Richard Young
  • Patent number: 4713271
    Abstract: Process and apparatus are disclosed for manufacturing foamed articles such as tubes used as pipe insulation, which tubes are of a high impermeability and flexibility and are formed of a polymer, such as polyethylene or polypropylene, containing up to as much as 50% of an elastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1983
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1987
    Assignee: Cosden Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Alonzo H. Searl, Granville J. Hahn, Raleigh N. Rutledge
  • Patent number: 4647256
    Abstract: A method of producing underground pipes, with pipe sections being pressed ahead into the ground. For each pipe section, at least two partial pipe shells are used which are separated from one another in the longitudinal direction, and are joined about supply lines which are guided through the pipe. The joining process is effected before the pipe section is pressed into the ground. With this method, the supply lines do not have to be interrupted when a new pipe section is introduced. The apparatus for carrying out the method is provided with at least one joining station for joining the partial pipe shells in a precisely fitting manner, and a combining station for interconnecting the partial pipe shells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 3, 1987
    Assignee: Ed. Zublin Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Volker Hahn, Eberhard Beitinger
  • Patent number: 4528225
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tubular sausage casing of a cellulose material having a longitudinal seam region whereat is located a smoke-permeable adhesive-containing layer of a substantially water-insoluble cationic resin which is a condensation product of a polyamide-polyamine, an aliphatic polyamine or polyamide with bifunctional halohydrin or derivative thereof. The casing also includes a coating on its inside surface of an oily emulsion having a first component comprising a water-soluble cellulose ether or a water-soluble modified starch, and a second component comprising an oil and an emulsifier. Also disclosed is a process for producing this casing and sausage products made therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 1983
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1985
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Elfriede Hutschenreuter, Klaus Andrae, Klaus Heyse
  • Patent number: 4430020
    Abstract: A drip irrigation hose which is characterized by a tubular hose member having a major or primary channel or conduit and a secondary regulatory conduit or channel plate laminated between the lapped edge portions of the major channel with one edge of the secondary conduit plate communicating with the interior of the primary conduit and the liquid supply therein, and the opposite edge of the secondary conduit plate communicating with the surrounding. The secondary conduit plate can be shaped from an elongated strip of resilient film or sheeting and includes interior fluid flow paths in a sequenced, repetitive configuration which communicate with the high pressure liquid supply in the major or primary channel and with discharge openings provided in spaced relationship in the secondary conduit plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1984
    Inventor: Jackie W. D. Robbins
  • Patent number: 4410011
    Abstract: A tubular casing for foodstuffs, in particular sausages, comprising a web (4) which is curved along its longitudinal axis and having its longitudinal edge regions (1, 2) bonded by a glued seam. The edge regions (1,2) meet or overlap and are bonded with a strip of film (6). The strip of film (6) comprises a material which is capable of shrinking in the direction of its longitudinal axis at a temperature between about 60.degree. to 100.degree. C. A pressure-sensitive adhesive is used for the bonding. The tubular casing carries an adhesion-promoting layer (5) on the surface adjacent to the adhesive layer (3). Heating the filled casing gives it a curved form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1981
    Date of Patent: October 18, 1983
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Andra, Elfriede Hutschenreuter, Herbert Porrmann
  • Patent number: 4401135
    Abstract: A tubular casing for foodstuffs, in particular sausages, comprising a web (4) which is curved along its longitudinal axis and having its longitudinal edge regions (1, 2) bonded by a glued seam. The edge regions (1, 2) meet or overlap and are bonded with a strip of film (6). A pressure-sensitive adhesive is used for the bonding. The tubular casing carries an adhesion-promoting layer (5) on the surface adjacent to the adhesive layer (3). Preferably, the strip of film and the edge regions of the web are comprised of a smoke-permeable material, and optionally the pressure-sensitive adhesive layers also have a smoke-permeable structure, such as perforations. The tubular casing can also be shirred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 30, 1983
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Andra, Elfriede Hutschenreuter, Walter Seifried