Tire Inflation Patents (Class 141/38)
  • Patent number: 11279102
    Abstract: A puncture repair fluid container includes: a container body including a storage portion for storing a puncture repair fluid and an opening portion provided at one end of the storage portion; and a cap mounted to the opening portion. The cap includes an introduction path for introducing compressed air from outside; a discharge path for discharging the puncture repair fluid to the outside; a switching valve for switching two paths disposed between the introduction path and the discharge path; and a switching knob for operating the switching valve. A jig for rotating the switching knob is provided, the switching knob is provided with a recessed portion or protruding portion, and the jig is configured to be attachable and detachable to the switching knob, the jig being provided with a protruding portion or recessed portion that is fitted in or to the recessed portion or protruding portion of the switching knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: Takumi Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 11279099
    Abstract: A puncture repair fluid container includes: a container body including a storage portion for storing a puncture repair fluid and an opening portion provided at one end of the storage portion; and a cap mounted to the opening portion. The cap includes: an introduction path for introducing compressed air from outside; a discharge path for discharging the puncture repair fluid to the outside; a switching valve for switching two paths disposed between the introduction path and the discharge path; and a switching knob for operating the switching valve. The switching knob includes a disk-like switching knob body provided with a tab portion protruding in a thickness direction of the switching knob body, and a maximum height position at which a height of the tab portion is maximum is positioned outward of a center position of the switching knob body in a radial direction of the switching knob body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventor: Takumi Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 11279101
    Abstract: A sensing sealant liquid container for repairing an inflatable article, preferably a tyre, comprises a first portion produced by injection moulding and a second portion produced by injection moulding, the first and the second portion being connected to each other to delimit a volume inside which a sealant liquid is retained, an outlet tube for the sealant liquid when the container is pressurized and a sensor for verifying the functional connection of the tube to the inflatable article, and at least one track electrically connected to the sensor and co-moulded on one of the first and the second portion, the track defining a contact releasable electrical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: TEK GLOBAL S.R.L.
    Inventor: Maurizio Marini
  • Patent number: 11148376
    Abstract: An air compressor contains: a box in which the air compressor and a sealant supply device are accommodated. The air compressor is configured to produce high-pressure airs, and the sealant supply device has an air inlet pipe and a supply pipe. An air outlet pipe of the air compressor is connected with the air inlet pipe, and the air compressor is detachable from the sealant supply device. The air inlet pipe is configured to receive the high-pressure airs from the air compressor, the supply pipe is configured to output chemical sealant from the sealant supply device, and a tube is configured to communicate the air inlet pipe with the supply pipe. A rotation element includes a driven portion and a central stem. The rotation element is fitted on the second sub-tube. The central stem of the rotation element abuts against a top of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: Wen-San Chou, Cheng-Hsien Chou
  • Patent number: 11135792
    Abstract: The present application relates to a tire repairing system, comprising: an inflation device including an inflation housing and a motor; and a sealant container having a container housing, an air outlet of the inflation device can be connected to an air inlet of the sealant container, wherein the inflation housing is able to connect to the container housing in such a way that the container housing acts as a pedestal and the inflation housing is arranged on the container housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Active Tools International (HK) Ltd.
    Inventors: Kong Fung Lam, Wai Kwong Ching
  • Patent number: 11136007
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus for tire inflation designed to allow users to properly inflate, maintain, and monitor the condition of vehicle tires. The tire inflation device of present invention is comprising of: a carrying case having a housing, a lid attached to the housing using a hinge, a plurality of locking latches to lock the lid over the housing and a handle configured over the lid to allow easy transport of the tire inflating device. The tire inflation device further comprises, a control head assembly to control the working of the device, an air compressor coupled with the control head assembly to provide compressed air for inflation of tires, a hose assembly to connect the device with the vehicle tires and a plurality of power adapters to connect the device with the power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventor: Kevin Allen Hibbard
  • Patent number: 11098841
    Abstract: A support device for a tire sealant inflator contains: a C-shaped rib on which two spaced plates are engaged when inflating and supplying sealant into a broken tire, and the tire sealant inflator and the support device are connected so as to exert the tire sealant inflator stably. The support device further contains a base, and the base includes a C-shaped holder formed thereon, an opening defined on a side of the C-shaped holder, and the C-shaped rib extending inward from a top of the C-shaped holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Wen-San Chou, Cheng-Hsien Chou
  • Patent number: 11090884
    Abstract: The present application relates to a tire repairing system, comprising: an inflation device including an inflation housing and a motor; and a sealant container having a container housing, an air outlet of the inflation device can be connected to an air inlet of the sealant container, wherein the inflation housing is able to connect to the container housing in such a way that the container housing acts as a pedestal and the inflation housing is arranged on the container housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Active Tools International (HK) Ltd.
    Inventors: Kong Fung Lam, Wai Kwong Ching
  • Patent number: 11059246
    Abstract: The present application relates to a tire repairing system, comprising: an inflation device including an inflation housing and a motor; and a sealant container having a container housing, an air outlet of the inflation device can be connected to an air inlet of the sealant container, wherein the inflation housing is able to connect to the container housing in such a way that the container housing acts as a pedestal and the inflation housing is arranged on the container housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Active Tools International (HK) Ltd.
    Inventors: Kong Fung Lam, Wai Kwong Ching
  • Patent number: 11034105
    Abstract: A sealant liquid container for repairing an inflatable article, preferably a tire, includes a casing defining an inner volume for a sealant liquid, an inlet port for the inlet of a pressurized gas into the inner volume, and an outlet port for the injection of the sealant liquid following pressurization of the inlet port. The container further includes a closing unit configurable between a closing position in which the sealant liquid is retained in the inner volume and an opening position reached following pressurization of the inlet port in which the inlet port and the outlet port are connected by the inner volume. In particular, the container further includes a second inlet port connected to the outlet port in parallel to the first inlet port and a duct for connecting the second inlet port to the outlet port and surrounded by the inner volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: TEK GLOBAL S.R.L.
    Inventor: Maurizio Marini
  • Patent number: 10988367
    Abstract: A closure element to be inserted into a container opening includes a cylinder having at least one lateral opening and a piston displaceable and sealed in the cylinder. In a starting position, the piston prevents the discharge of a flowable medium out of the container. The piston diameter is larger than the cylinder diameter and the cylinder is adapted to be elastically expandable at least in a region corresponding to a displacement length of the piston. A container which is filled with a flowable medium and which is provided with a closure element is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventor: Hans Georg Hagleitner
  • Patent number: 10960618
    Abstract: A puncture repair liquid holding container includes: a container main body provided with and opening portion and a holding portion where puncture repair liquid is held; and a cap attached to the opening portion; wherein a cross-sectional shape of the holding portion is non-true circular, and a metal reinforcing member provided around an entire circumference of the holding portion is provided on at least a portion of the holding portion in a height direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Takumi Sekiguchi, Daisuke Kanenari
  • Patent number: 10953708
    Abstract: A burning device for burning multiple tire pressure sensors includes the multiple tire pressure sensors and a burning tool. Each of the multiple tire pressure sensors includes a unique identification code and a common identification code. The burning tool sends a conversion command to the multiple tire pressure sensors, so that each of the multiple tire pressure sensors is changed from a mode of the unique identification code to a mode of the common identification code. In the mode of the common identification code, a communication protocol is sent to the multiple tire pressure sensors via the burning tool, and then the communication protocol is burned into the multiple tire pressure sensors to complete a burning operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Orange Electronic Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Lee Kuo Cheng
  • Patent number: 10913317
    Abstract: Devices are taught for filling a tire with air, gas or a liquid and repairing the tire. In one embodiment, the tire repair tool discloses an transmittal control section, with the transmittal control section comprising a proximal end, the proximal end having an opening, a distal end, with the distal end having a centralized opening to align with a puncturable seal at a proximal end of a gas cartridge; a passageway positioned between the proximal end of the gas cartridge and the distal end; and a puncture tool which can puncture the puncturable seal of the gas cartridge. The puncture tool is positioned at the distal end of the transmittal control section along the air passage way. An insertion tube comprises an air inlet at a distal end of the insertion tube which is connected to the opening of the proximal end of the transmittal control section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED STATES THERMOELECTRIC CONSORTIUM
    Inventors: James M Kerner, Ryan B. Kerner, James R Shary
  • Patent number: 10850459
    Abstract: A puncture repair kit includes a container that stores a puncture repair liquid and a compressor that supplies compressed air. The compressor includes a power cable for connection to a power supply when in use. The power cable includes a cable body including one end connected to a compressor body and another end provided with a connection terminal. The puncture repair kit includes a winding-up tool that winds up the cable body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Takumi Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 10786958
    Abstract: A bottle cap comprising a case is provided; and an accommodating hole is axially formed in the case; an inlet pipe is arranged on an external side surface of the case; a limit flange is formed on an inner side surface of the accommodating hole, and the limit flange and an inner side surface of the accommodating hole above the limit flange cooperatively form a first recess; and the bottle cap further comprises a flow path switching element which is rotatably arranged in the first recess; a protruding body is arranged on the bottom of the limit flange, and a first through-hole is formed in the limit flange and the protruding body; and a plug is movably arranged in the first through-hole; The bottle cap of the present application has a simple structure and good practicability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: TOP ALLIANCE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Koon Fung Lam
  • Patent number: 10690279
    Abstract: A valve connector comprises a body including an inlet port, an outlet port defining a longitudinal axis, at least one aperture extending between an exterior surface of the body and the outlet port. The valve connector also comprises a sleeve arranged about the exterior surface of the body and movable relative to the body between a clamping position and a release position and a biasing member applying a biasing force against the sleeve towards the clamping position. The valve connector further comprises a clamping mechanism including at least one clamping member arranged at least partially within the aperture. When the valve is received in the outlet port, the clamping member is inwardly displaceable into the outlet port in response to the biasing force biasing the sleeve toward the clamping position, such that the clamping member engages the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Ross McIntyre, Jonathan M. Mantes
  • Patent number: 10668675
    Abstract: A puncture repair liquid holding container formed from a container main body provided with a holding portion and opening portion, and a cap attached to the opening portion, includes: a first flow channel for the cap to introduce compressed air from outside the container, where the first flow channel is configured from a straight portion and branched portion, a closing plug having a shape that blocks the straight portion is slidably inserted in the straight portion, and switching is possible between a closed condition where the closing plug is positioned above the branched portion or closer to an opening end side of the straight portion than the branched portion such that the first flow channel is closed, and an opened portion where the closing plug is positioned more to a closing end side of the straight portion than the branched portion such that the first flow channel is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Naruse
  • Patent number: 10634625
    Abstract: A transfer system includes a robot arm configured to hold a core, which is tubular, of at least one separator roll from a side of a first side surface of the at least one separator roll. The at least one separator roll includes the core and a separator, wound around an outer circumferential surface of the core. The robot arm is further configured to take out the at least one separator roll from a rack. A defect inspection device is configured to hold the core from a side of a second side surface of the at least one separator roll, receive the at least one separator roll from the robot arm, and inspect, for a defect, the at least one separator roll thus received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Shinomiya, Yasuyuki Kondo, Koji Kashu
  • Patent number: 10556392
    Abstract: A device for sealing and inflating motor vehicle tires, wherein the device has, in a housing, a compressor which is driven by a motor, preferably an electric motor, and which serves for generating the sealing or pump pressure, and the device has a connector for a sealant container, a valve and distributor unit for sealant and pressurized gas, and furthermore connecting means such as hoses and lines, and also switching, control and display devices for the operation of the device, wherein the device furthermore comprises a manually actuatable pressure discharge valve for decreasing the tire pressure, wherein the pressure discharge valve is configured such that, when the sealant container is connected and/or during the delivery of sealant from the sealant container into the tire, an actuation, or a dissipation of the pressure, is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Christopher Zaum, Rainer Detering
  • Patent number: 10549585
    Abstract: A tire pressure control system for a vehicle has a supply of compressed air connected to a vehicle tire through an air conduit having a valve and an air pressure sensor that senses the air pressure in the vehicle tire. A microcontroller is connected to control the valve to supply compressed air to the vehicle tire or to vent compressed air from the vehicle tire. The microcontroller has instructions to: calculate a valve operation required to achieve a target pressure; operate the valve according to the calculated valve operation; measure an adjusted air pressure after the calculated valve operation is completed; calculate a further valve operation to achieve the target pressure if necessary; and compare the results of the valve operation to the calculated valve operation and recalibrating the algorithm based on any differences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TIRE PRESSURE CONTROL INTERNATIONAL LTD
    Inventors: Lesley Joseph Hinz, Brian Douglas Spreen
  • Patent number: 10543724
    Abstract: A wheel rim accessory assemblable to a wheel of a vehicle, including: (a) a casing having an outlet adapted to be in fluid communication with the internal volume of the wheel, the casing being assemblable to the wheel rim of the wheel; (b) a filler substance disposed within the casing; and (c) a valve mechanism operationally coupled with the outlet, the valve mechanism controlling a flow of the filler substance from the casing to the internal volume of the wheel such that when a pressure level in the internal volume of the wheel is below a first predefined level, the valve mechanism allows the filler substance to flow into the internal volume until the pressure level reaches a second predefined level, wherein the second predefined level is equal to, or greater than, the first predefined level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventor: Jhonatan Shemesh
  • Patent number: 10307978
    Abstract: To control compressed air to a prescribed pressure without using a relief valve and a chamber and to suppress deviation of the pressure. A compressor device 2 of a puncture repair kit 1 has a pressure gauge 6. The pressure gauge 6 has a tubular body portion 18 provided in a front end portion with a communicating hole 21 communicating with a surge chamber 12B, a piston 19 movable within the tubular body portion 18 in the longitudinal direction by the compressed air from the communicating hole 21, and a spring 20 biasing the piston 19 toward the front end and changing its displacement according to the magnitude of the pressure of the compressed air. An exhaust port 25 is formed on the peripheral wall of the tubular body portion 18. The exhaust port 25 releases the compressed air when a seal ring 23 of the piston 19 exceeds the exhaust port 25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD., UNIK WORLD IND. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiko Kawatani, Tsutomu Kono, Vincent Chou
  • Patent number: 10202235
    Abstract: A disposable canister filled with sealant liquid has an inner closure for retaining the sealant liquid inside the canister; a compressed-air inlet conduit; an outlet conduit for receiving the sealant liquid when the closure is in an open position; a first portion having one of the inlet and outlet conduits; and a second portion; the first and second portions being joined by a weld to form a tank which holds the sealant liquid in a ready-for-use position by means of the closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: TEK GLOBAL S.R.L.
    Inventor: Maurizio Marini
  • Patent number: 10195798
    Abstract: A portable compressor for a tire repair kit comprises an adaptor mobile or removable from a force transmitting use position, the adaptor having an upper edge projecting with respect to an outer side wall of the compressor and defining a seat for a container of sealing fluid, the upper edge being spaced in use from a surface on which the compressor rests; and being configured to define a side support by means of a force transmission to the compressor to oppose an excessive inclination of the container of sealing fluid during the injection of sealing fluid by means of pressurized air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TEK Global S.r.l.
    Inventor: Guido Petrelli
  • Patent number: 10112447
    Abstract: A method and system for servicing a vehicle in accordance with pre-determined maintenance settings is provided. Maintenance settings can be communicated to a vehicle maintenance tool via a communication device and the vehicle maintenance tool can interact with the vehicle in accordance with the maintenance settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Thomas Edwards, Kenneth Joseph Coyne
  • Patent number: 10082244
    Abstract: A spill berm that includes a floor portion and a sidewall portion sealingly attached to the floor portion. The floor portion and the sidewall portion have an interior side that is constructed from a material that is impermeable to a desired fluid, and the said sidewall portion further includes a sleeve having a hollow interior and at least one open end. Inflatable removable air pillows are positioned partly in said interior of the sleeve, where the air pillow having an inflation valve e located on the air pillow near the open end of said sleeve, and the valve is attachable to a hose connected to the exhaust pipe of a diesel or gasoline engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: PacTec, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Schilling
  • Patent number: 9969225
    Abstract: A system for changing pressure in one or more tires of a self-propelled agricultural machine according to a load differential determined using load sensors on opposing locations of the machine. A load differential may be caused by a disproportionate distribution of forces and/or weight on the machine. Load sensors proximal to the tires may allow determining corresponding loads on the tires and, in turn, the load differential. As a result, tires experiencing greater loads may be inflated, whereas tires experiencing lesser loads may be deflated. In addition, a Human Machine Interface (HMI) may be provided in the operator cab to allow an operator to have further control over tire inflation on the fly while operating the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventor: Bradley Hansen
  • Patent number: 9873232
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for the introduction of pressurized air and/or sealant into a tire comprising a source of pressurized air having an outlet (26), a container (14) containing the sealant which can be secured relative to a housing (12) of the source of pressurized air and which can be connected to the outlet of the source of pressurized air via an inlet (22), a hose (16) which is connected at a first end to an outlet of the container that is facing in an outlet direction and which has a second end that can be connected to the tire, wherein the housing of the source of pressurized air comprises a first vertical wall (30), with respect to which at least the outlet of the container is arranged laterally in a secured position and further comprises a second vertical wall (34) having means for guiding the hose and which is adjacent at least substantially at a right angle to the first housing wall, wherein, in its position in which the container is secured at the housing, the outlet direction of the container extends
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Arnold Eckhardt, Klaus Lowitz
  • Patent number: 9840234
    Abstract: A wheel inflation apparatus including a wheel engagement unit that suspends a tire/wheel assembly and at least one inflation unit coupled to the robotic arm, each inflation unit being configured to inflate the tire/wheel assembly. A load measuring unit is configured to sense an amount of load being applied to the wheel/tire assembly. A controller is coupled to the load measuring unit for receiving a load signal and determining an internal air pressure of the tire/wheel assembly based on the load signal. The controller controls the at least one inflation unit based on the determined internal air pressure and a target (desired) air pressure value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Android Industries LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Lawson, Barry A. Clark
  • Patent number: 9573326
    Abstract: A kit for inflating and repairing inflatable articles, in particular tires, the kit having a compressor assembly, a container of sealing liquid and connectors for connecting the container to the compressor assembly and to an inflatable article for repair or inflation; the compressor assembly being housed in an outer casing defining a seat for the container of sealing liquid. The container is housed removably in the seat and functionally connected to the compressor assembly so as to form a compact unit ready for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: TEK GLOBAL S.R.L.
    Inventor: Maurizio Marini
  • Patent number: 9566832
    Abstract: A system. The system includes a wheel, a hub adapter and a valve assembly. The wheel defines a first air passage having a first end and a second end. The first end of the first air passage is at an outward side of the wheel. The hub adapter is connected to the wheel and defines a tire side air passage. A first end of the tire side air passage is coaxially aligned with the first end of the first air passage. The valve assembly is connected to the hub adapter. The valve assembly includes a valve and defines a hub side air passage and a tire side air passage. A first end of the tire side air passage of the valve assembly is coaxially aligned with a second end of the tire side air passage of the hub adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Hutchinson SA
    Inventors: Matthew P. Sherman, Michael G. Hartman, Olivier Noblanc
  • Patent number: 9550333
    Abstract: A sealant dispenser, which can cooperate with an air compressor for repairing punctured tires, is disclosed. The sealant dispenser generally includes a bottle with a top opening being filled with a chemical sealant, a cap mounted over the top opening of the bottle, a control valve for controlling an air passage and a sealant passage defined at the cap, and a rotary handle. In use, the air passage receives compressed air from the air compressor, and the sealant passage is connected to a tire to be repaired. By turning the rotary handle, the air passage and the sealant passage can communicate with the inner space of the bottle, which allows the compressed air to flow into the inner space of the bottle to force the chemical sealant contained therein to flow into the interior of the punctured tire, thus repairing the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: Wen-San Chou
  • Patent number: 9488314
    Abstract: A pump-less inflation device including a hollow conical casing, a puncturable membrane, a one-way valve that allows gas egress from the casing, a first chemical that reacts with oxygen and generates heat, and a second chemical that decomposes when heated and releases nitrogen gas. A method of inflating an inflatable object using the inflation device whereby the puncturable membrane is punctured with a puncturing device to allow oxygen to enter the inflation device and react with the first chemical, which generates heat and decomposes the second chemical, which releases nitrogen gas that escapes from the narrow first end of the inflation device. The inflatable object is inflated with the released nitrogen gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Inventor: Ali Salman Alshafai
  • Patent number: 9458002
    Abstract: A bottle cap adapter for supplying liquids, particularly viscous liquids, comprising: a body part; and a vent tube comprising a first opening and a second opening, the first opening being configured to be put inside a bottle in the vicinity of the bottom of the bottle, wherein the body part further comprises a first surface and a second surface, the first surface being perpendicular to the vent tube and the second surface being parallel to or tilted to the first surface, e.g., by an angle of 0° to 40°, wherein the body part further comprises a channel from the first surface to the second surface, wherein at least one part of the channel comprises a connector extending to the second surface, the connector being complementary to a connector of the bottle, wherein the body part is further configured to be coupled to a bottle supply system, and wherein the vent tube is at least partially located in the channel of the body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: SUSS MicroTec Lithography GmbH
    Inventors: Oliver Treichel, Suayib Kartal, Kader Mekias, Aaron Foley, Greg George
  • Patent number: 9457772
    Abstract: A repair device and method comprising a canister having an internal cavity, an input connecting valve, an output connecting valve, and an output hose for purposes of inflating a pneumatic device such as a flat tire. The utility of this device is as a readily available bridge to connect a deflated tire with any available air source such as an inflated tire. A sealing mixture may be stored in the internal cavity of the canister for injection into a leaking or flat tire to effect repairs by sealing any leaks. When attached between an inflated tire and a flat tire, the sealing mixture is injected into the flat tire by the pressure of the inflated tire and the flat tire may then be inflated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Paasch Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert W. Paasch
  • Patent number: 9446637
    Abstract: A tire inflation system including an axle housing and a sealing ring disposed on the axle housing. The sealing ring has a conduit formed therethrough. A hub is rotatably disposed on the axle housing. The hub is disposed adjacent the sealing ring and has a conduit formed therethrough which is in fluid communication with a conduit formed through a fastener engaged with the hub. The tire inflation system also includes an inner rotary seal disposed between the sealing ring and the hub and an outer rotary seal disposed between the sealing ring and the hub. The conduit formed through the hub is in fluid communication with the conduit formed through the sealing ring through an area between the inner rotary seal and the outer rotary seal. A bearing seal is disposed between the hub and the axle housing and outboard of the outer rotary seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: DANA HEAVY VEHICLE SYSTEMS GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Brian V. Knapke, Lloyd G. Racine
  • Patent number: 9434216
    Abstract: A vehicle tire inflation system includes an air supply source in fluid communication with multiple tires of the vehicle. A pneumatic conduit extends between and is in fluid communication with the air supply source and the tires. Means are fluidly connected to the pneumatic conduit for enabling selective inflation and deflation of the tires. The means include a first pneumatic circuit for inflation of the tires, and a second pneumatic circuit for deflation of the tires. The second pneumatic circuit is discrete from the first pneumatic circuit and is common to more than one of the tires. The means provides controlled deflation of the tires in the second pneumatic circuit based upon a predetermined condition, preventing deflation of the tires until the vehicle is parked, or limiting the deflation of the tires, which in turn enables the tire inflation system to accommodate a desirable increased pressure in the tires.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Hendrickson USA, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Matt J. Wilson, Jesse W. Cervantez, Santo Padula
  • Patent number: 9308786
    Abstract: A tire inflation system including an axle housing and a sealing ring disposed on the axle housing. The sealing ring has a conduit formed therethrough. A hub is disposed on the axle housing and adjacent the sealing ring. A hub ring is disposed on the hub and adjacent the sealing ring. The hub ring has a conduit formed therethrough. An inner seal member and an outer seal member are disposed between sealing ring and the hub ring. The conduit formed through the hub ring is in fluid communication with the conduit formed through the sealing ring through an area between the inner seal member and the outer seal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: DANA HEAVY VEHICLE SYSTEMS GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Stoyan I. Stoychev, Brian V. Knapke
  • Patent number: 9278486
    Abstract: An inflatable article repair and inflation kit comprises a canister of sealing fluid; an inlet connectable to a pressure source and connected to the canister; a selector valve interposed fluidically between the inlet and the canister; a conduit connected to the selector valve, in parallel with the canister; and a flow resistance of the selector valve and the canister to reduce the pressure in the canister with respect to the pressure in the conduit. The inflatable article repair and inflation kit ensures the best pressure into the sealing fluid canister.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: TEK Automotive (Shanghai) Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Douglas Kowalski
  • Patent number: 9272587
    Abstract: An extraction cap of an integrated puncture repair kit is provided with: an intake unit for taking compressed air coming from a compressor into the extraction cap; an outlet unit for taking the intaken compressed air or both compressed air and a puncture repair solution to outside the extraction cap; a dedicated air flow path that ordinarily connects to the intake unit and provides conduction from the inlet unit to the outlet unit without passing through a bottle container; a dedicated puncture repair flow path comprising a first flow path section that is connected by a switching means to the intake unit instead of the dedicated air flow path and providing conduction from the intake unit into the bottle container, and a second flow path section providing conduction from inside the bottle container to the intake unit; a first on-off valve that is interposed in the second flow path section and ordinarily closes the first flow path section; and the switching means, which is actuated by downward pressing of a bot
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Norio Taniguchi, Tsutomu Kono
  • Patent number: 9259982
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides tire repair assemblies that can include: a tire sealant tank; an air assembly coupled to the tire sealant tank; a valve configured to control fluid communication between the tank and the air assembly; and a currency operating assembly configured to control the valve. Methods for repairing tires are also provided with the methods including providing tire sealant to a tire from a tire repair assembly upon depositing currency in the tire repair assembly. A stand alone currency operated tire repair assemblies are also provided with the assemblies including: a tire sealant tank; an air compressor operatively coupled to the tank; a valve operatively aligned between the tank and the air compressor; a flow meter operatively aligned between the tank and the air compressor; and computer processing circuitry operatively coupled to the air compressor, the valve, and the flow meter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Consumer Products International LLC.
    Inventor: Robert W. Paasch
  • Patent number: 9193229
    Abstract: A tire repair device comprises a bottle body for containing tire sealant and a bottle cap deposited at an opening of the bottle body to seal the bottle body; wherein the tire repair device further comprises a tire sealant guiding tube provided in the bottle cap, and the tire sealant guiding tube includes a first tube section extending into the bottle body and a second tube section; a flange is formed on an internal surface of the first tube section; a plug is slidably placed in the first tube section; at least one rib is fixed in the first tube section and is deposited between the flange and the first bottom end. The tire repair device of the present application has a simple structure, is easy to operate, and is cost-effective; besides, the tire repair device can be used either upright or upside-down, which is good for promotion and implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Top Alliance Technology Limited
    Inventor: David Ying Chi Hong
  • Patent number: 9133840
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a versatile manually-actuated barrel style pump also capable of controllably dispensing a compressed gas cartridge. The current invention addresses the shortcomings of the prior art dual function pumps available providing the user with a more versatile dual function barrel pump integrated with a compressed gas cartridge dispenser as well as addresses the deficiencies from the prior art dual function pumps. Compressed gas cartridge storage methods that incorporate with the pump and user ergonomics and increased user safety will also become evident.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony S. Hollars
  • Patent number: 9114573
    Abstract: An adapter for switching liquid patch device and air pump includes a body which has an air intake path, an air outgoing path, a liquid outgoing path and a tire connection path. The air outgoing path and the liquid outgoing path are connected to the liquid bottle. The air intake path and the tire connection path are respectively connected with the pump connector and the tire connector. The body has an air inlet, an air outlet, a liquid outlet and a tire connection hole. The air inlet, the air outlet, the liquid outlet and the tire connection hole are respectively connected with the air intake path, the air outgoing path, the liquid outgoing path and the tire connection path. A stationary ceramic disk, a movable ceramic disk, and a knob are respectively installed to the installation face of the body. The knob is rotated to operate the air-pumping position and liquid-introducing position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventor: Min-Hsieng Wang
  • Patent number: 9104209
    Abstract: An autonomous valve assembly for the regulation, depressurization and elevation of the pressure in pneumatic equipment that presents a valve body 22 and an air regulator body 4 with a compressed air intake 54 connected to a source of compressed air, whereby the body 4 presents two pressure regulators 45, 46 that regulate the pressure at a desired level and communicate it to an air diverter plunger 6 with reciprocating movement to cyclically divert the compressed air to a pressurization plunger assembly 9A, 5, 9B that has a reciprocating movement within a pressure casing 20A, 20B, wherein said air pressure regulators 45, 46 are adjusted to regulate the passage of air to a first pressure and a second pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Col-Ven S.A.
    Inventors: Rafael A. Colussi, Nestor J. Venica
  • Patent number: 9061471
    Abstract: A kit for repairing and inflating inflatable articles has a compressor assembly; a sealing fluid canister assembly connectable fluidically to the compressor assembly; a pressure sensor connected to the compressor assembly; a display device for displaying a pressure signal generated by the pressure sensor; and control means connected between the pressure sensor and the display device, and designed to cut off the signal to the display device for a predetermined time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: TEK GLOBAL S.R.L.
    Inventors: Maurizio Marini, Sergio Lolli
  • Patent number: 9050866
    Abstract: A sealant bottle for tire repair of gas pressure type which comprises a bottle body configured for containing sealant. The bottle body is provided with a sealant outlet and an air inlet, wherein a bottle cap is disposed at the sealant outlet and the air inlet is connected with a straight pipe assembly. An air-inlet end of the straight pipe assembly is connected with an air throat which is further provided with an explosion proof element. A sealant guiding pipe disposed within the bottle cap is comprised of a first pipe section arranging along the axial direction of the bottle body and a second pipe section perpendicular to the first pipe section. A second step is disposed between inlets of the first pipe section and the second pipe section, and a rubber plug is further disposed between the inlet of the first pipe section and the second step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Active Tools International (HK) Ltd.
    Inventor: Ying Chi Hong
  • Patent number: 9044903
    Abstract: A puncture repair kit that reduces the difference between a pressure displayed on a manometer of a compressor device and an actual tire internal pressure. The compressor device (2) is connected with a bottle unit (3) directly. A cap 6 comprises a one-way valve (14) to prevent puncture-sealing agent from flowing back toward the compressor device. A cylinder (12) of the compressor device (2) comprises a branch chamber (21) receiving compressed air from a pump chamber (11). The branch chamber (21) is connected with an air feeding passage (39) extending toward a bottle unit (3), a manometer (22), a relief valve (23), and a surge chamber (70) to store the compressed air from the pump chamber (11) and to reduce the pressure fluctuation of the compressed air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Yukio Nakao, Tsutomu Kono
  • Publication number: 20150136270
    Abstract: A tire inflation system and a method of control. The tire inflation system may include a damped valve that moves from a closed position to an open position faster than from the open position to the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: ArvinMeritor Technology, LLC
    Inventor: James Keane