Structure Patents (Class 138/177)
  • Patent number: 11319907
    Abstract: A pre-cleaner for an internal combustion engine is arranged in an intake passage of the internal combustion engine at an upstream side of a filter of an air cleaner. The pre-cleaner includes a casing that includes a cylindrical side wall and swirl generation vanes that swirl intake air about an axis of the casing. The side wall has a portion located next to an upstream side of the swirl generation vanes that is formed from an air-permeable fibrous molded body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Tomoyo Ohno, Ryusuke Kimura
  • Patent number: 11260161
    Abstract: A catheter for vascular insertion, including a catheter body defining a first lumen and a second lumen, and including a distal region. The distal region may include a first distal opening in fluid communication with the first lumen, and a second distal opening in fluid communication with the second lumen. The distal region may also include a first lateral opening defined by the catheter body and in fluid communication with the first lumen, and a second lateral opening defined by the catheter body and in fluid communication with the second lumen. One or both of the first and second lateral openings may be defined by an angle cross-cut through an outer perimeter of the catheter body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: C. R. Bard, Inc.
    Inventor: Colin S. Gregersen
  • Patent number: 11162151
    Abstract: The present invention provides a tube body that is to be used in a high-temperature atmosphere and a method for stably forming a metal oxide layer on an inner surface of the tube body at a high area percentage wherein the tube body is constituted by a heat-resistant alloy containing Cr in an amount of 15 mass % or more and Ni in an amount of 18 mass % or more, so that the inner surface has an arithmetic average roughness (Sa) of three-dimensional surface roughness that satisfies 1.5 ?m?Sa?5.0 ?m and a skewness (Ssk) of a surface height distribution that satisfies |Ssk|?0.30, wherein the heat-resistant alloy may contain Al in an amount of 2.0 mass % or more and the inner surface may have a kurtosis (Sku) of a surface height distribution of the three-dimensional surface roughness that satisfies Sku?2.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventors: Motoyuki Matsubara, Kunihide Hashimoto, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Masayuki Tomita
  • Patent number: 11009169
    Abstract: A metal pipe including a curved portion produced by bending in which a plurality of non-bending surfaces and a plurality of bent portions at which the non-bending surfaces are connected in a bending manner are provided on a circumferential surface on an inside of a center of a curvature side of the curved portion is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Norio Kobayashi, Kazuhiko Nakazato
  • Patent number: 10975309
    Abstract: A duct intersection comprising a first duct portion and a second duct portion extending laterally from a side of the first duct portion. At least one flow modifier is mounted inside one of the first and second duct portions. The flow modifier is a contoured duct liner and/or the flow modifier includes at least one turning vane. The duct intersection may also include a transition portion extending between the first and second duct portions, wherein the transition portion has a length extending along a side of the first duct portion and a depth extending away from the side of the first duct portion, wherein the length is greater than a diameter of the second duct portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: John Francis Quanci, Rajat Kapoor, Chun Wai Choi, Ung-Kyung Chun
  • Patent number: 10882090
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for forming a hollow 26 of a ferritic FeCrAl alloy into a tube 2. While tubes made of powder metallurgical, dispersion hardened, ferritic FeCrAl alloys are commercially available, hollows made of FeCrAl alloys so far can hardly be formed into tubes of small dimensions. The major reason for the problems in forming hollows of a ferritic FeCrAI alloy into a finished product is that FeCrAl alloys are brittle. It is therefore an aspect of the present invention to provide a tube 2 made of a ferritic FeCrAl alloy having arbitrary small dimensions. Furthermore, it is an aspect of the present invention to provide a machine 1 and a method for forming a tubular hollow 26 into a finished tube 2 of a ferritic FeCrAl alloy. At least one of the above aspects is addressed by a method for forming a hollow into a tube 2 comprising the steps providing the hollow 26 of a ferritic FeCrAl alloy, heating the hollow 26 to a temperature in a range from 90° C. to 150° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Sandvik Materials Technology Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Froböse, Fernando Rave, Jonas Gynnerstedt
  • Patent number: 10876667
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for making a duct assembly including an internal component part such as a silencer is disclosed. The duct assembly may be made in a blow-molding operation in which first and second duct parts are formed from a single parison as a combined part that is then split apart to receive a component part in a housing and subsequently closed by a closure part. Alternatively, the first and second housing parts may be separately formed and a component part may be inserted into a housing defined by one or both of the first and second duct parts. The first and second duct parts may be joined and sealed by injection molding a ring over telescopically assembled ends of the first and second parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Chikynda Moore, Robert Howard Saunders, Jr., Robert Joseph Mohan
  • Patent number: 10874968
    Abstract: A multilayer filter screen and the manufacturing method thereof are provided. The multilayer filter screen includes a conductive powder layer and a plastic powder layer. The conductive powder layer and the plastic powder layer are stacked up through a solidifying process. Therefore, the mechanical structural strength and the anti-static electricity function of the multilayer filter screen are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Yu-Hsun Fang, Pi-Min Lin, Chi-Han Chen
  • Patent number: 10807898
    Abstract: A glassforming blank mold having an internal surface and an engraving in the internal surface, wherein the engraving, in cross section, includes a radially outward surface having a circumferential width, and sidewalls connecting the radially outward surface to the internal surface of the blank mold, and including fillets between the radially outward surface and the sidewalk, and rounds between the sidewalls and the internal surface of the blank mold, such that the sidewalls are not straight but, instead, are continuously curving. A method of making a glass container using the mold is also disclosed, as is the glass container itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Grant, Delia Norith Sanchez Parada
  • Patent number: 10807138
    Abstract: A tailored blank for hot stamping includes a welded portion formed by butt-welding a first aluminum-plated steel sheet and a second aluminum-plated steel sheet, an Average Al concentration of a weld metal in the welded portion is in a range of 0.3 mass % to 1.5 mass %, an Ac3 point of the weld metal is 1250° C. or lower, and furthermore, an aluminum layer formed during the butt-welding is present on a surface of the welded portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Yasunobu Miyazaki, Yasuaki Naito, Kaoru Kawasaki, Takahiro Yoshinaga
  • Patent number: 10760149
    Abstract: The invention provides a highly corrosion-resistant, high strength, Al-containing weathering steel plate, wherein the chemical composition comprises in weight percentages (wt %) of: C: 0.02-0.07%, Si: 0.2-1.0%, Mn: 0.2-2.2%, P?0.01%, S?0.006%, Cu: 0.2-0.5%, Cr: 0.5-3.5%, Ni: 0.2-1.2%, Al: 0.4-4.0%, N?0.005%; selectively added one or more of Nb: 0.01-0.06%, Ti: 0.01-0.10%, V: 0.02-0.10%; the balance of Fe and unavoidable impurities, wherein Al/Cr is 0.5-8.0. The steel plate has a yield strength of 350-500 MPa, an elongation of 20% or more, a relative corrosion rate of 27% or less and a good impact toughness and a low yield ratio. The present application also provides a method for manufacturing the weathering steel plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Baoshan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fengming Song, Donghui Wen, Zigang Li, Xiaoping Hu, Ana Yang, Jianye Li
  • Patent number: 10697036
    Abstract: Steel material for composite pressure vessel liners that, when used as raw material for manufacturing a composite pressure vessel liner, yields a liner having sufficient strength and a high fatigue limit and enables the manufacture of an inexpensive composite pressure vessel is provided. Steel material for composite pressure vessel liners comprises: a chemical composition containing, in mass %, C: 0.10% to 0.60%, Si: 0.01% to 2.0%, Mn: 0.1% to 5.0%, P: 0.0005% to 0.060%, S: 0.0001% to 0.010%, N: 0.0001% to 0.010%, and Al: 0.01% to 0.06%, with a balance being Fe and incidental impurities; and a metallic microstructure in which a mean grain size of prior austenite grains is 20 ?m or less, and a total area ratio of martensite and lower bainite is 90% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventors: Shusaku Takagi, Akihide Nagao, Mitsuo Kimura, Hiroshi Okano
  • Patent number: 10683950
    Abstract: Pipeline segments can contain cables, such as communication cables (e.g., fiber optic cables) within insulation material surrounding the pipeline segments. Cables can be embedded within the insulation material, run through conduits embedded within the insulation material, placed in channels formed in the insulation material, or otherwise. Channels containing one or more cables can be filled with supplemental insulation material, thus securing the cables within the channels. Pipelines created as disclosed herein can enable data transfer between distant points without the need to lay fiber optic cable in addition to the pipeline. Further, fiber optic cable embedded thusly can be used to sense conditions in the pipeline, such as leaks, seismic activity, strain, and temperature information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd J. Green, Alexis Wachtel, II, William Markus
  • Patent number: 10640841
    Abstract: A high-strength, high-toughness steel plate having excellent surface properties and a high absorbed energy includes, by mass %, C: 0.03% to 0.08%, Si: 0.01% to 0.50%, Mn: 1.5% to 2.5%, P: 0.001% to 0.010%, S: 0.0030% or less, Al: 0.01% to 0.08%, Nb: 0.010% to 0.080%, Ti: 0.005% to 0.025%, and N: 0.001% to 0.006%, and further includes at least one selected from Cu: 0.01% to 1.00%, Ni: 0.01% to 1.00%, Cr: 0.01% to 1.00%, Mo: 0.01% to 1.00%, V: 0.01% to 0.10%, and B: 0.0005% to 0.0030%, with the balance being Fe and unavoidable impurities. In a surface portion and a central portion in the thickness direction, the area fraction of Martensite-Austenite constituent is less than 3% and the area fraction of bainite is 90% or more, and in the central portion in the thickness direction, the average particle size of cementite in bainite is 0.5 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kimura, Kyono Yasuda, Nobuyuki Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 10640856
    Abstract: Provided is a high-strength seamless steel pipe having the composition which contains, by mass %, 0.20 to 0.50% C, 0.05 to 0.40% Si, 0.3 to 0.9% Mn, 0.015% or less P, 0.005% or less S, 0.005 to 0.1% Al, 0.008% or less N, more than 0.6% and 1.7% or less Cr, more than 1.0% and 3.0% or less Mo, 0.01 to 0.30% V, 0.001% or more and less than 0.01% Nb, 0.0003 to 0.0030% B, and 0.0030% or less O (oxygen). The high-strength seamless steel pipe has the microstructure where a volume fraction of a tempered martensitic phase is 95% or more, and prior austenitic grains have a grain size number of 8.5 or more, and a segregation degree index Ps which is defined by a formula Ps=8.1 (XSi+XMn+XMo)+1.2XP is set to less than 65.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Yuga, Yasuhide Ishiguro, Mitsuhiro Okatsu, Kazuki Fujimura
  • Patent number: 10544478
    Abstract: A high strength/highstrength, high toughness steel sheet having tensile strength, Charpy impact absorption energy, and ductile fracture rate are equal to or greater than specified values comprises, in mass %, 0.03-0.08% of C, 0.01-0.50% of Si, 1.5-2.5% of Mn, 0.001-0.010% of P, 0.0030% or less of S, 0.01-0.08% of Al, 0.010-0.080% of Nb, 0.005-0.025% of Ti, 0.001-0.006% of N, at least one substance selected from among 0.01-1.00% of Cu, 0.01-1.00% of Ni, 0.01-1.00% of Cr, 0.01-1.00% of Mo, 0.01-0.10% of V, and 0.0005-0.0030% of B, and a remainder of Fe and unavoidable impurities. At a position at ½ the sheet thickness, the area ratio of island-like martensite is less than 3%, the area ratio of bainite is 90% or more, and the average particle size of cementite within the bainite is 0.5 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventors: Hideyuki Kimura, Shusaku Ota, Nobuyuki Ishikawa, Shinichi Kakihara, Ryo Nagao
  • Patent number: 10488038
    Abstract: A method for producing a heat transfer tube for a steam generator comprises a step of providing a tube and then applying cold drawing to the tube by using a high-pressure lubricating oil of 40 MPa or more in pressure. After the step of applying cold drawing to the tube, a step of applying a solid solution heat treatment to the tube is conducted. After the step of applying a solid solution heat treatment to the tube, a step of straightening the tube by using a roll straightening machine is conducted. An offset amount of 5 mm or less is formed for at least successive three pairs of upper and lower straightening rolls of the roll straightening machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Masatoshi Toyoda, Kouichi Kuroda
  • Patent number: 10428977
    Abstract: Curvilinear ducts manufactured by depositing one or more runs of material in a conjoined helix, a conjoined plurality of conjoined planar spirals, and a plurality of conjoined conical spirals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Arevo, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrei Korobkov
  • Patent number: 10378074
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to coiled steel tubes and methods of manufacturing coiled steel tubes. In some embodiments, the final microstructures of the coiled steel tubes across all base metal regions, weld joints, and heat affected zones can be homogeneous. Further, the final microstructure of the coiled steel tube can be a mixture of tempered martensite and bainite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Martin Valdez, Jorge Mitre, Bruce A. Reichert
  • Patent number: 10344580
    Abstract: A passive multiphase separator is configured to separate gas from a two-phase fluid in a wellbore. The passive multiphase separator includes an intake tube that has an intake end, a discharge end and an interior section between the intake end and the discharge end. The interior section includes a rifled interior surface that induces rotation in fluids passing through the interior section. The passive multiphase separator further includes a head assembly connected to the discharge end of the intake tube. The head assembly includes a crossover tube extending into the interior section, one or more gas vents extending from an interior of the crossover tube to an exterior of the head assembly and a liquid discharge. The passive multiphase separator can be deployed in a variety of hydrocarbon recovery systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: GE Oil & Gas ESP, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason Ryan Williams
  • Patent number: 10240828
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include a connection pipe and a method of manufacturing the connection pipe for an evaporator of a refrigeration device. In the connection pipe and method, high-frequency welding is performed while a first pipe is at one side of a tube and a second pipe is at another side of the tube are welded, and a first curvature portion is in the first pipe and a second curvature portion is in the second pipe. Even though the connection pipe according to embodiments of the present invention is forced or pressed to connect a suction pipe to the second pipe, the connection pipe may not be deformed or damaged due to a structural characteristic during installation of the evaporator in the refrigeration device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Dongbu Daewoo Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Myeong Suck Kim
  • Patent number: 10174397
    Abstract: Titanium-free alloy which has great resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion and a high yield point in the strain-hardened state and includes (in wt %) a maximum of 0.02% C, a maximum of 0.01% S, a maximum of 0.03% N, 20.0-23.0% Cr, 39.0-44.0% Ni, 0.4-<1.0% Mn, 0.1-<0.5% Si, >4.0-<7.0% Mo, a maximum of 0.15% Nb, >1.5-<2.5% Cu, 0.05-<0.3% Al, a maximum of 0.5% Co, 0.001-<0.005% B, 0.005-<0.015% Mg, the remainder consisting of Fe and smelting-related impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: VDM Metals International GmbH
    Inventors: Julia Rosenberg, Jutta Kloewer
  • Patent number: 10081695
    Abstract: A cross-linked rubber obtained by cross-linking a nitrile rubber composition, wherein the nitrile rubber composition contains a carboxyl group-containing nitrile rubber (a) with an iodine value of 120 or less and a diurethane compound (b) represented by a following general formula (1), a content of the diurethane compound (b) in the nitrile rubber composition is 5 to 15 parts by weight with respect to 100 parts by weight of the carboxyl group-containing nitrile rubber (a), and a tensile strength of the cross-linked rubber based on JIS K6251 is 15 MPa or more and an elongation at break of the cross-linked rubber based on JIS K6251 is 300% or more, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Kentaro Mori
  • Patent number: 10070990
    Abstract: In one exemplary aspect, the present disclosure is directed to a system. The system includes a pneumatic surgical instrument and a surgical console operable to provide compressed gas to the pneumatic surgical instrument. Additionally, the system includes a pneumatic drive line coupling the pneumatic surgical instrument to the surgical console. The pneumatic drive line has an internal bore configured to deliver the compressed gas to the pneumatic surgical instrument. The internal bore has a non-uniform cross-section along a length of the pneumatic drive line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Alcon Research, Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian W. McDonell, Filip Finodeyev
  • Patent number: 10025004
    Abstract: This detection terminal includes a fastening element intended to be fastened in or on a support, an electrical connection component for the connection of the propagation component arranged to propagate an electrical signal along an optically invisible network, and a protection element having at least one electrically conductive portion. The protection element is movable relative to the fastening element between a first position wherein the protection element covers at least partially the electrical connection component and the electrically conductive component is in electrical contact with the electrical conductive portion and is electrically connected to the grounding component through the electrically conductive portion. In a second position, the electrically conductive component is electrically insulated from the electrical connection conductive portion and from the grounding component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Arnaud, Mounir Saad
  • Patent number: 9970091
    Abstract: In a method for making a wrought nickel-chromium-molybdenum alloy having homogeneous, two-phase microstructures the alloy in ingot form is subjected to a homogenization treatment at a temperature between 2025° F. and 2100° F., and then hot worked at start temperature between 2025° F. and 2100° F. The alloy preferably contains 18.47 to 20.78 wt. % chromium, 19.24 to 20.87 wt. % molybdenum, 0.08 to 0.62 wt. % aluminum, less than 0.76 wt. % manganese, less than 2.10 wt. % iron, less than 0.56 wt. % copper, less than 0.14 wt. % silicon, up to 0.17 wt. % titanium, less than 0.013 wt. % carbon, and the balance nickel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Haynes International, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Crook, Ajit Mishra, David A. Metzler
  • Patent number: 9938065
    Abstract: A tool packaged for retail sale has a tool handle including a handle outer surface and an internal storage channel within the handle and having a channel opening facilitating selective access to the storage channel. A removable handle cap with a cap-exterior surface is installed over the channel opening in order to close off the storage channel. The handle cap is retained in place by a cap-restraining strip fabricated from a tear-resistant material. More specifically, a central portion of the cap-restraining strip is disposed over at least a portion of the cap-exterior surface, while portions of the cap-restraining strip on opposite sides of the central portion are disposed to extend along mutually opposite sides of the handle outer surface. A wrapper securely binds the portions of the cap-restraining strip located on opposite sides of the handle outer surface, thereby preventing removal of the handle cap without destruction of the wrapper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: HYDE TOOL, INC.
    Inventors: Richard M. Farland, Corey Talbot
  • Patent number: 9903256
    Abstract: In a hose having a bent portion, a poor appearance part is prevented from being created in an inner round portion of the bent portion. A bent pipe has a bent portion located in an intermediate part in a longitudinal direction in which a cross section in a radial direction of a round of the bent portion is formed in a flat shape, and non-bent portions being continuous with the bent portion. The flat shape of the bent portion is a vertically long flat shape. With this configuration, when an unvulcanized hose is put on a mandrel and vulcanized, an inner round portion of the unvulcanized hose comes into tight contact with a bent portion of the mandrel and is not separated from the bent portion, so that the poor appearance part is hardly created in an inner round portion of the bent portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: Makoto Sakai, Haruyuki Yoshida, Masato Kobayashi, Hisashi Sato, Hiroyuki Abe
  • Patent number: 9873164
    Abstract: Electric resistance welded steel pipes or steel tubes with a tensile property TS of not less than 434 MPa which have electric resistance welded parts exhibiting both excellent HIC resistance and excellent low-temperature toughness, and methods for manufacturing such steel pipes or steel tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventors: Shunsuke Toyoda, Sota Goto, Takatoshi Okabe, Atsushi Yonemoto
  • Patent number: 9809691
    Abstract: A polyolefin composite composition is used in an automotive air duct. The polyolefin composite composition is useful as an automotive air duct component material due to excellent mechanical property, heat resistance, and foaming property as a composition in which a polyethylene resin and a long chain branched polypropylene resin having low crystallization of 45% or less are included as a base resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Lotte Chemical Corporation, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Seul Yi, Boo Youn An, Dae Sik Kim, Kyeong Hoon Jang, In Soo Han, You Jin Park, Byung Kook Nam, Hyeung Shin Lee, Hyun Jin Kim
  • Patent number: 9764100
    Abstract: A system for controlling temperature of intravenous fluids includes a thermal treatment device and a temperature sensing device to measure a temperature of the fluid flowing through the sensor. The temperature sensing device may simultaneously collect two temperature measurements. For example, the sensing device may include sensors that measure the temperature of the fluid at two disparate locations along the medical fluid line. Additionally, the sensors may measure the temperature of the fluid within the medical fluid line, as well as the ambient temperature outside of the line. The thermal treatment device includes a conduit configured to have a nonlinear flow path through the device. The thermal treatment device thermally treats fluid within the conduit to a desired temperature or range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Medical Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Durward I. Faries, Jr., Tarry Faries, Bruce R. Heymann, David Davis, Raymond Tsang
  • Patent number: 9738327
    Abstract: A bracket includes a cylindrical portion and a plate-shaped portion that are integrally formed. The cylindrical portion is provided at one end side of a blank along one direction and is provided with a slit extending over an entire length of the cylindrical portion in the one direction as a result of forming a portion at the one end side of the blank along the one direction into a cylindrical shape extending in the one direction. The plate-shaped portion is provided at the other end side of the blank along the one direction. The cylindrical portion of the bracket is inserted in the cylindrical body member formed of an aluminum alloy material, and the body member and the cylindrical portion are clinched by electromagnetic tube compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshihaya Imamura
  • Patent number: 9655263
    Abstract: A sealed housing of an electric heating device to be installed in a motor vehicle includes a housing lower part and a housing cover abutting on the housing lower part via an intermediate sealing element. An elongate positive locking element, which interconnects the housing lower part and the housing cover in a form fit manner, is provided between opposed contact surfaces of the housing lower part and a housing cover. The positive locking element abuts on the contact surfaces under a pretensioning force caused by compression of the sealing element. A method of producing a sealed housing also is disclosed via which the contact surfaces move into contact with the elongate positive locking element under a pretensioning force of the sealing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Eberspacher catem GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Franz Bohlender, Michael Niederer
  • Patent number: 9567418
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a propylene-1-hexene copolymer having: i) a content of 1-hexene derived units ranging from 0.6 wt % to 3.0 wt %; ii) a melt flow rate (MFR) measured according to the method ISO 1133 (230° C., 5 kg) ranging from 0.5 g/10 min to 5.0 g/10 min; iii) a polydispersity (PI) ranges from 4.5 to 10 and the distribution of molecular weight is of multimodal type; iv) a melting point ranging from 160° C. to 145° C.; and v) a differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) curve (temperature/heat of fusion) that shows at least two peaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Monica Galvan, Andreas Neumann, Caroline Cathelin, Francesca Tisi, Giampaolo Pellegatti
  • Patent number: 9453596
    Abstract: A member with flow passage includes: a base member; a plate-like member including two flat plate portions that are positioned at both widthwise ends and have main surfaces passing over one and the same plane, and a convex portion that is provided between the two flat plate portions and has a cross section shaped in a thickness direction so as to protrude with respect to the flat plate portions, and forming the flow passage; and a metal deposit layer that is formed by, while main surfaces of the flat plate portions opposite to a top of the convex portion are facing the base member, accelerating powder of metal or alloy together with a gas, and spraying and depositing the powder in a solid-phase state on a surface of the plate-like member at the top side of the convex portion and a surface of the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichiro Yamauchi, Hidemitsu Hideshima, Satoshi Hirano
  • Patent number: 9394591
    Abstract: A nickel-chromium-molybdenum-copper alloy resistant to 70% sulfuric acid at 93° C. and 50% sodium hydroxide at 121° C. for acid and alkali neutralization in the field of waste management; the alloy contains, in weight percent, 27 to 33 chromium, 4.9 to 7.8 molybdenum, greater than 3.1 but no more than 6.0 copper, up to 3.0 iron, 0.3 to 1.0 manganese, 0.1 to 0.5 aluminum, 0.1 to 0.8 silicon, 0.01 to 0.11 carbon, up to 0.13 nitrogen, up to 0.05 magnesium, up to 0.05 rare earth elements, with a balance of nickel and impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Haynes International, Inc.
    Inventors: Vinay P. Deodeshmukh, Nacera Sabrina Meck, Paul Crook
  • Patent number: 9283454
    Abstract: A sports equipment stick handle comprising a hollow tubular member with a cross section comprising at least a first wall and a second wall that intersect at a corner having a reinforcement portion (fillet, bead or diagonal; easement, wherein the thickness of the corner is greater than the thickness of the first and second walls. The reinforcement portion increases dent resistance, strength, and stiffness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: WM. T. Burnett IP, LLC
    Inventor: Jonathan Bond
  • Patent number: 9162774
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reducing an intensity of an electrical discharge that occurs within a fluid transport system in an aerospace vehicle. The aerospace vehicle is operated. The fluid transport system in the aerospace vehicle is comprised of materials selected such that the fluid transport system has an electrical configuration. The intensity of the electrical discharge that occurs within the fluid transport system during operation of the aerospace vehicle is reduced to within selected tolerances by the electrical configuration of the fluid transport system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Inventors: David William Minteer, James Patrick Irwin, Benjamin A. Johnson, John Thomas Axtell
  • Patent number: 9151857
    Abstract: A system for seismic exploration of a submerged sub-surface comprises a plurality of bases (4) located at predetermined seabed positions, each base comprising an elongate stem penetrating the seabed, at least a seismic sensor (10, 12) within said stem, a radially extending support zone (19) connected to the upper end of the stem, said upper end projecting from the seabed, and a respective plurality of modules (6) each incorporating a data storage unit and a power source, each module being mechanically and electrically connected to the upper end of said stem, said module being capable of being connected to, and disconnected from, the base by an underwater vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventors: Michel Manin, Jean-Paul Carle, Peter Weiss, Frederic Schom
  • Patent number: 9040865
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for joining materials having primarily ferritic properties is described. The method includes joining the ferritic materials using a welding process and a weld material having a primarily austenitic microstructure. The resulting weldment enhances the properties of yield ratio, uniform elongation, toughness and tearing resistance thereby producing superior strain capacity. High strain capacity produces a structure that accommodates high axial loading. The weldment can also accommodate larger than conventional weld flaws while maintaining sufficient strength, tearing resistance, and fracture toughness under high axial loading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Danny L. Beeson, James B. LeBleu, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150122366
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is wastewater pipe having a shape that is operable to flow both small and large volumes of wastewater. The wastewater pipe includes a bottom portion with a different diameter than to top portion. The top and bottom portions of the wastewater pipe are connected by side walls that extend tangentially from the bottom portion and intersect tangentially with the top portion. The pipes may also variously include alignment tabs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: George Tendick
  • Publication number: 20150122716
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for drafting or transferring water from a water supply to a fire pump in fire service include a strainer, the strainer having a hood member with an open bottom inlet having an inlet aperture, an outlet having an outlet aperture, a suctioning structure extending away from the open bottom inlet of the hood member, and the suctioning structure having a base offset from the open bottom inlet. Method of using the strainer including immersing a strainer in a water supply, fluidly connecting the outlet to a suction side of a pumping apparatus, activating the pumping apparatus, transferring water through the hood member, directing the strainer toward the bottom of the water supply and maintaining the strainer at the bottom of the water supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Larry F. Reber
  • Publication number: 20150114509
    Abstract: A method of protecting a layered coating on a length of pipe for subsea use includes applying an edge finisher to the coating to encase an edge of the coating by fusing the edge finisher with the coating or by moulding the edge finisher at an edge of the coating. Where the coating and the edge finisher are of thermoplastics such as PP, fusing can be achieved by injection moulding the edge finisher or by welding a discrete edge finisher component to the edge of the coating. Mirror welding may be employed for this purpose, with a hot plate being interposed between the edge of the coating and the edge finisher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Philippe Benoit Jacques Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 8997793
    Abstract: A tubing incorporated into a vehicle fuel tank system including an elongated and flexible tubular shaped body having a hollow interior exhibiting pluralities of alternating inner and outer diameter spaced locations. The inner diameter locations exhibit a first plurality of annularly projecting ribs, the outer diameter locations exhibiting a second plurality of ribs exhibiting a larger dimension. In this fashion, a plurality of individual tubing sections are incorporated into each of gas vapor (outflow) vent lines and fresh intake air (inflow) lines such that an inner airflow profile is established within the body to retard the generation of sound associated with volumetric airflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: U.S. Farathane Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin Charles Baxter, Theodore Castleberry
  • Publication number: 20150090361
    Abstract: A UOE steel pipe used to form a structure by performing butt circumferential welding and having an outside diameter shape in a waveform in a longitudinal direction is shaped to have no local minimum of the outside diameter shape in the waveform within a predetermined length from both longitudinal end portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Hisakazu Tajika, Takahiro Sakimoto, Satoshi Igi
  • Publication number: 20150059906
    Abstract: An intercooler pipe for a vehicle may include an inlet which is positioned at an upper portion of the intercooler pipe; an upper bellows portion which forms an upper bellows body that protrudes in a rib shape from a surface of a pipe body extended in a direction toward the inlet; an outlet which is positioned at a lower portion of the intercooler pipe; a lower bellows portion which forms a lower bellows body that protrudes in a rib shape from a surface of the pipe body extended in a direction toward the outlet; and an intermediate portion which has the pipe body bent downward from the upper bellows portion and connected to the lower bellows portion, wherein a thickness of the pipe body of the intermediate portion is greater than a thickness of the upper bellows body and a thickness of the lower bellows body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicants: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Gi-Hwan KIM, Chi-Hoon CHOI
  • Publication number: 20150059913
    Abstract: The exhaust pipe comprises an inlet pipe, an outlet pipe and a bend portion arranged between the inlet pipe and the outlet pipe. The bend portion comprises an inlet bend and an outlet bend, wherein a central bend portion defines an intermediate section of inlet bend and outlet bend and wherein the inlet bend and the outlet bend each cover 50 percent of the total bend angle covered by the bend portion. The central bend portion comprises a diameter, which is smaller than a diameter of the inlet bend and of the outlet bend in a bending plane. In addition a bend radius R of the bend portion varies along the bend portion such that a bend radius of the inlet bend is larger than a bend radius of the outlet bend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Filip DÖRGE, Eric HANSENNE, Karel VERGOTE, Meiko WEZENAAR
  • Publication number: 20150059912
    Abstract: A steel plate has a chemical composition containing, by mass %, C: 0.03% or more and 0.08% or less, Si: 0.01% or more and 1.0% or less, Mn: 1.2% or more and 3.0% or less, P: 0.015% or less, S: 0.005% or less, Al: 0.08% or less, Nb: 0.005% or more and 0.07% or less, Ti: 0.005% or more and 0.025% or less, N: 0.010% or less, O: 0.005% or less and the balance being Fe and inevitable impurities, a metallographic structure including a bainite phase and island martensite, and a polygonal ferrite in surface portions within 5 mm from the upper and lower surfaces, wherein the area fraction of the island martensite is 3% to 15%, the equivalent circle diameter of the island martensite is 3.0 ?m or less, the area fraction of the polygonal ferrite in the surface portions is 10% to less than 80%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Junji Shimamura, Kimihiro Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8967206
    Abstract: A process for producing a fluid conduit by forming a fluid delivery channel along the outer surface of a first elongate tubular body member. A second elongate tubular body having an inner circumference is fitted about the outer circumference of the first tubular body so as to seal the at least one fluid delivery channel on the outer surface of the first tubular body. A section of the fitted first and second tubular assembly is removed therefrom so as to define a fluid delivery channel in the form of a sealed fluid conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Delavan Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew R. Donovan
  • Publication number: 20150053386
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an eyebrow coil jacket, a heat control apparatus of a reactor using the eyebrow coil jacket, and a method for manufacturing the heat control apparatus of the reactor. According to the present invention, it is possible to provide an eyebrow coil jacket that is capable of increasing the heat control area of the reactor even when applied to a large-sized reactor so that a heat control amount of the heat control apparatus is improved 20% more than when a half pipe coil is used, a heat control apparatus of a reactor using the eyebrow coil jacket, and a method for manufacturing the heat control apparatus of the reactor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Hyun Kyou Ha, Suk Soo Kim, Tae Jung Kim, Jin Kee Lim, Kyung Hyun Kim, Kyung Won Ryu, Joong Chul Lim