Patch (e.g., Tire, Tank, Roof) Patents (Class 206/582)
  • Patent number: 9861089
    Abstract: A protective coating for an ungulate hoof comprising an abrasive-resistant, anti-microbial adhesive that is harder and more flexible than a hoof wall applied to the ground-contacting surface of a hoof and the dorsal hoof wall for the purpose of furnishing protection against hoof damage and hoof infection and adding support to a hoof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: David Thomas Jones
  • Patent number: 8056726
    Abstract: A repair kit (10) includes a sealed package (12) having a plurality of isolated compartments (32, 42, 44) for holding substances (50, 52) that, when mixed together, form an adhesive, and for holding a flexible substrate (54). Pull tabs (60, 66, 80, 86) are arranged on the package (12) to aid in opening fluid communication between the compartments to permit adhesive mixture and to permit adhesive flow onto the substrate (54) for subsequent repair purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: CDO Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Huff, Mark DeRyke, Kenneth M. Gannon, Bert A. Nyberg, Stephen B. Tummino
  • Publication number: 20100236951
    Abstract: A repair kit (10) includes a sealed package (12) having a plurality of isolated compartments (32, 42, 44) for holding substances (50, 52) that, when mixed together, form an adhesive, and for holding a flexible substrate (54). Pull tabs (60, 66, 80, 86) are arranged on the package (12) to aid in opening fluid communication between the compartments to permit adhesive mixture and to permit adhesive flow onto the substrate (54) for subsequent repair purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Inventors: James M. Huff, Bert Nyberg, Mark A. DeRyke
  • Patent number: 7793786
    Abstract: Systems; articles of manufacture, and methods to coat vehicular plastics with an epoxy are disclosed. Embodiments of the invention provide an extremely durable epoxy coating on various plastic parts of a vehicle. One embodiment includes a system that may be used to remove damaged plastic and any existing hard coat material, such as silicone, from the surface of a vehicular plastic. Such embodiments may also include the epoxy coating and tools necessary for applying the epoxy. Another embodiment discloses a process for preparing and sealing a vehicular plastic with an epoxy coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Richard E. Shadwell
  • Patent number: 7134666
    Abstract: The invention concerns a support (30) for storing, transporting and using devices (10) for applying a sealing compound onto an element projecting on a surface. The invention is characterised in that it comprises a plurality of said devices borne by a substantially planar base plate (32) and wherefrom the latter can be detached, and each device includes a cap (11) designed to cover entirely said element and containing a predetermined amount of sealing compound in frozen state. The invention is useful for producing impermeability to fluids at rigid connecting elements such as rivets, bolts or the like, for protecting projecting elements of structures against electromagnetic effects such as lightning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2006
    Assignee: Le Joint Francais
    Inventors: Georges Beyssac, Jacky Decreuse
  • Patent number: 6619360
    Abstract: The present invention is a floor vinyl repair technique and tool. According to the present invention, the prior art repair technique is practiced, except a special domed-disc spacer is placed between the patch and the damaged piece to be removed before the cut through both layers with the knife. This way, the replacement patch is elevated slightly above the damaged piece. This slight elevation allows for a slight increase in the perimeter of the patch, and offsets the slight stretching of the patch during the cut, thereby resulting in a more exact fit between the patch and the surrounding, original undamaged vinyl when the patch is installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Inventors: Tracy P. Roesler, Glen L. Durrant
  • Publication number: 20030136705
    Abstract: A method of repairing cigars and the storing and humidification of pre-coated adhesive backed cigar patches for sealing damaged cigars packaged in separate zip-lock bags stored in a small box with a Spanish cedar bottom insert having an optional humidifier compartment containing wet paper wads or wet Spanish cedar chips. The method of cigar repair includes applying vegetable glue to one or both sides of a wrapper leaf and allowing the glue to dry, cutting desired sizes and shapes form the dried leaf, selecting a patch and wetting it, and applying the wet patch to the damaged cigar and allowing it to dry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2002
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Inventor: Robert A. Roth
  • Patent number: 6471066
    Abstract: The present invention 10 discloses a self-adhering patch 24 for repairing a hole in a garbage bag 12. A first surface patch section 24 is pulled out from a dispenser 26 and separated from the adjacent patch section 28 by tearing across the perforated line 30. A dispenser 26 is shown having a roll of surface patches 24 and a roll of elongated reinforcement strips 42 thereon. A central axle 44 extends longitudinally through the dispenser 26 to allow the two central cylinders 46,48 to rotate independently therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2002
    Inventor: Eric E Downing
  • Patent number: 6296730
    Abstract: An adhesive and coating composition which is suitable for use in an aqueous environment is provided and which comprises a resin-plasticizer modified acrylonitrile-butadiene elastomer, dissolved in low-toxicity solvent. A method for repairing plastic sheet materials, particularly plastic sheet materials such as polyethylene (LDPE, MDPE), polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyvinylidene chloride (PVDC),using the adhesive and coating composition wherein certain controls are effected is also provided. Such an adhesive composition provides a fast and extremely effective means for repairing perforations and tears in plastic sheet materials, is long lasting, safe and does not discolor over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2001
    Assignee: Union Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Williams, Leonard Fahrer
  • Patent number: 6286669
    Abstract: An easy to use handyman package for storage and application of one or more contents, such as a two part reactive adhesive and applicator. The package consists of a backing card, a membrane, and a blister cover sheet. The backing card is formed with a number of holes, and a membrane covers the card to seal the holes. A blister cover sheet is laminated to the membrane and includes a number of blisters which correspond in position to the holes formed in the backing card. In one example the package can have three blisters containing two reactive substances and an applicator. During use, folding motion of the package causes the contents to erupt from the package, allowing mixing, application, and disposal an easy task.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2001
    Inventor: Nelson Collie
  • Patent number: 6264027
    Abstract: A repair kit for a media storage case includes a pair of repair tabs that each include top and side attachment plates, an abutment plate, a replacement pin, and an adhesive strip. The repair tabs are attachable onto the lid of a media storage case to replace the function of one or both ears that have broken away from the lid of the media storage case. The adhesive strip provided on each repair tab adheres the repair tab to the lid. The replacement pins of the repair tabs restore pivotable movement of the lid with respect to the base. The abutment plates retain the replacement pins in pivotable engagement with corresponding holes formed in the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Inventors: Blake W. Rhein, Frances L. Deley, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6187124
    Abstract: A method of repairing a crack in a windshield where the crack has an open portion in which the repair resin selected for use is at minimum specified at 200 c.p.s.; and in another embodiment has a maximum of 1,000 c.p.s. and in another embodiment has a viscosity of over 1,000 c.p.s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 1996
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Inventor: Richard A. Campfield
  • Patent number: 6092662
    Abstract: An object storage, organization and selection system which is used to store and organize objects, such as o-rings, to facilitate selection of the objects. The system includes a tool kit having tools used to extract old objects, to select objects, and to install the objects. The system also includes a plurality of resealable storage containers for containing the objects. Each of these resealable storage containers includes indicia for indicating one or more characteristics of the objects contained in the resealable storage container, such as the size and type of o-ring stored in the resealable storage container. The system further includes a portable organizing container, such as a box, for containing and organizing the resealable storage containers. The portable organizing container includes one or more data tables containing data pertaining to the selection of objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2000
    Assignee: Frederickseal, Inc
    Inventor: Anthony J. Frederick, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6044881
    Abstract: The cover protects a vehicle from damage by weather. The cover has a flexible shell that is located over the surface of the vehicle. The shell is spaced from the surface by at least one inflatable tube. The inflatable tube is coupled to the underside of the shell by way of an attachment tube. The attachment tube is coupled to the underside of the shell by way of one or more flaps. The attachment tube has an interior cavity that receives the inflatable tube therein. The attachment tube has plural lengths, with each length extending adjacent to at least one other length. The lengths are separated from each other by gaps so as to space apart the attachment tubes and minimize the weight of the cover. A single attachment tube and a single inflatable tube can be used, wherein the tubes are laid out on the shell in a spiral or a zig zag pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2000
    Inventors: Robert E. Welch, Ronald S. Welch
  • Patent number: 5955113
    Abstract: The present invention is a kit and method for the repair of a break in an automobile light bulb housing. The kit and method enable an inexpensive in situ repair including lamina overriding the break. The lamina form an environmentally impervious repair matching the color of the lens and including a light diffusion pattern to diffuse light substantially similar to that of the unbroken lens. The kit includes shapable parts enclosable in a blister pack. The blister cover may include a usable diffuser pattern. The diffuse pattern maintains the environmental imperviousness of the repair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 21, 1999
    Inventors: Gerald Jacino, Anthony Jacino
  • Patent number: 5816424
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a retrofit underground storage tank (30) and method for making the same. A portion of an underground primary tank (32) its uncovered and an access opening (42) in formed therein. A plurality of trifolds (50, 120, 122, and 124) comprising three folded up and banded together panels (52, 54, 56) which are jointed together by hinges are inserted into the primary tank. A monorail or conveyor (90) is inserted into and suspended from above the primary tank (32). Trolleys (102, 104) on the monorail (90) assist in transporting the trifolds (50, 120, 122 and 124) within the primary tank (32) and then the monorail (90) is removed. Trifolds (50, 120, 122 and 124) are unbanded and unfolded and are arranged circumferentially about the tank. Jack stands are used to hold panels of the trifolds in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 6, 1998
    Assignee: Fluid Containment, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward B. Cannan, Jr., Michael Blackmar, Edgar Clifford Crosby, III, Larry D. Lumpkin, John C. King, Stephen C. Macy, William A. Schneider
  • Patent number: 5766715
    Abstract: The compact disposable packing for kit that contains aiding means which are secured from any contamination comprises a back plate made of plastic material. The back plate is covered with a sheet that forms a reservoir which opens in a small duct comprising a breakage incipient area. The sheet is itself covered with a hood that delimits a housing for a member like a gauze and similar. The plate, the sheet and the hood are tightly assembled and sealed, and the breakage incipient area is arranged so that the small duct is broken in the housing upon bending the back plate for bringing a fluid contained in the reservoir to impregnate the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 16, 1998
    Assignees: Michel Gar.cedilla.onnet, Claudine Marie-Christine Gar.cedilla.onnet, Armelle Annick Gar.cedilla.onnet, Corinne Madeleine Gisele Gar.cedilla.onnect
    Inventor: Michel Garconnet
  • Patent number: 5714208
    Abstract: A repair kit comprising fiber reinforced patching material impregnated with an ultra-violet light activated resin contained in a sealed package. In the preferred embodiment, the patching materials include a first piece of fiber reinforced material having randomly arranged fiber filaments or strands (i.e. a mat), and a second piece of fiber reinforced material having uniformly oriented fiber filaments (i.e. a cloth or roving). The impregnated first and second pieces of fiber reinforced material form a substantially inseparable, unitary patch when impregnated with the resin. The patch may also comprise a fiber reinforced mat and any variety of fiber reinforced cloth or roving attached thereto to form a single piece of fiber reinforced material such that the fiber filaments on one side of the patch are randomly arranged and the fiber filaments on the opposing side are uniformly oriented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1995
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Inventors: Troy A. Ferrell, Charles I. Davis
  • Patent number: 5643401
    Abstract: A splicing aid for connecting belts having a lateral track of guide holes with grid dimensions. The splicing aid includes a carrier with at least two parallel tracks. A first track has knobs with the same grid dimensions as the guide holes of the belt. A second track has at least one detachable adhesive strip. The carrier, with its knobs, serves as a splicing aid and is subsequently pulled off. When splicing aids of this kind are used no additional aids are required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 1, 1997
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rainer Schulze-Kahlayss, Robert Hierl
  • Patent number: 5590785
    Abstract: A furniture finish color spot repair kit provides soluble color elements on a palette which is in the form of a card, deck of cards or a tube. The kit is also provided with a solvent and a brush for dissolving, mixing and applying colors to a damaged area. A method of making a kit provides cutting of the cards, printing the color elements and any other desired information and packaging the cards, solvent and brush, and if desired, providing the kit with an adaptation for hanging on a display rack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 7, 1997
    Assignee: Richard L. Seitzinger
    Inventor: Richard L. Seitzinger
  • Patent number: 5589018
    Abstract: For use in windshield repair; a kit of tool parts which can be assembled into a variety of different tools. An injector for dispensing resin into breaks and cracks in a windshield. A method of repairing a windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 31, 1996
    Inventor: Richard A. Campfield
  • Patent number: 5197605
    Abstract: A kit apparatus includes plural pairs of plug members of varying corresponding sizes, wherein at least one plug member of the pair includes a smooth cylindrical body, with an enlarged head mounted thereon for sealing relationship relative to vacuum line, wherein an opposed plug member of the pair includes a cylindrical body with an enlarged head and at least including a plurality of concentric sealing rings to enhance sealing securement with a corresponding vacuum line when a vacuum line is separated from a vacuum source, such as in a carburetor in an automotive environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1993
    Inventor: James M. Hampton
  • Patent number: 5183178
    Abstract: A moulded plastic bulk container of the kind used in storage of materials and is normally transported from location to location by a fork lift truck and comprises sidewalls and a base, with a recess or opening in its lower portion below the base for receiving the "tines" of a fork. Integral ribs are formed at the sloping inlet to the opening which is shaped so that the front ends of the tines can enter the recess is of greater height than the remainder of the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1993
    Inventor: Elvin-Jensen Flemming
  • Patent number: 5180063
    Abstract: A kit of fire-stop materials contains balanced proportions of sealant and mineral wool. Boxed with tools with a layout that renders transportation and storage convenient, the efficiency of the system makes the package cost effective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: January 19, 1993
    Assignee: Instant Firestop Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Sakno
  • Patent number: 5053089
    Abstract: A unitary threaded plug for emergency tire repair is provided, of thermoplastic polymer composition, together with an optional pre-applied coating of uintaite asphalt as an integral adhesive and leak sealant to be activated by a small amount of waste oil from engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 1989
    Date of Patent: October 1, 1991
    Inventor: James Ristich
  • Patent number: 5034254
    Abstract: A repair patch for damaged sections of panels made of composite materials, wherein the damaged section of the panel has been cut out by, for example, a hole cutting saw, includes a bolt which is inserted through the hole and a rigid washer on the bolt, of about the same diameter as the hole. A flexible washer, substantially larger than the hole, is pushed through the hole and the rigid washer bears against it. The flexible washer has radiating flukes, extending from a central hub region, which can bend when the flexible washer is pushed through the hole, and then spring back to about their original shape on the blind-side. One edge of the flukes is curved which causes the flukes to twist and present only one edge to the edge of the hole as the flexible washer is pushed through, to facilitate passage of the flexible washer through the hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 23, 1991
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Rudy L. Cologna, Melvin D. Eng
  • Patent number: 4917745
    Abstract: A process for repairing damaged fabrics, and kits which contain the components required to practice such process are disclosed, in which the process involves placing a backing fabric beneath the damaged area and thereafter depositing a powdered thermoplastic resin, followed by a mixture of a thermoplastic resin and Flockkfibers thereon. The laminate assembly thus obtained is then heated until resin securely binds the Flockkfibers and the backing fabric within the damaged area. The kit taught includes containers of the Flockkfibers, resins, and mixing implements, and may optionally include some or all of backing fabric, release paper, fabric protector, instructions, and related items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 17, 1990
    Inventor: Lawrence L. Speer
  • Patent number: 4890375
    Abstract: A plug 4 fitted in the side wall of a steel-making vessel is sealed in place by a crushed refractory material 8. This tends to burn off after a number of pourings of molten steel to create an enlarged approach well. This well can be repaired by inserting a steel pipe 10 having a tapered portion 12 leading to a narrow entry portion 11 so as to seal off the tap hole 5 in the plug 4. The well can then be filled with a refractory material 14 which sinters or fuses with heat to effect the repair. The steel pipe 10 will burn off during a subsequent heating and pouring of molten steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 2, 1990
    Assignee: Goricon Metallurgical Services Limited
    Inventor: Richard J. Browning
  • Patent number: 4820564
    Abstract: A repair patch kit for repairing holes in panels of composite materials includes a bolt having a rigid washer of about the same diameter as the hole to be repaired. The rigid washer bears against a flexible washer that is substantially larger than the hole. The flexible washer has radiating flukes extending from a central hub region. The flukes can bend when the flexible washer is pushed through the hole and then spring back to their original shape on the blind-side. One edge of the flukes is curved which causes the flukes to twist and present only one edge to the edge of the hole as the flexible washer is pushed through, to facilitate passage of the flexible washer through the hole. A set of resin-impregnated fabric plies is pushed through the hole behind the flexible washer on the bolt and is pressed against the marginal regions of the hole on the blind side of the panel by the flexible washer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 11, 1989
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Rudy L. Cologna, Melvin D. Eng
  • Patent number: 4776908
    Abstract: A method and associated kit of materials for repairing from above ground a ruptured skimmer box of a swimming pool wherein special fittings are cemented into waterlines connected to the skimmer box with the base of the box filled with an epoxy material. A diverter mounting ring is inserted above the epoxy material for providing a pathway for the water pipelines eliminated by epoxy material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: October 11, 1988
    Inventor: Paul S. Sapp
  • Patent number: 4710249
    Abstract: A method and closure are provided for sealing and repairing a puncture of a tire. The closure is a resilient plug of a rubber-like material stiffer and more durable than prior closures having a generally cylindrical shank portion and an adjoining circular head portion. The periphery of the shank portion has a labyrinth of closely spaced sealing rings and grooves therebetween. When the shank portion is forcibly engaged with a puncture, the sealing rings individually radially compress and locally conform to the size and shape of the puncture thereby providing multiple sealing members with the puncture. Additional sealing is provided by an auxiliary sealing ring on the head portion of the closure which is adhesively bonded to the inner surface of the tire, adjacent to the puncture. Tool attaching means are provided on the closure for forcibly engaging the closure with the puncture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1987
    Inventor: Simon Roberts
  • Patent number: 4662959
    Abstract: This method of repairing gasoline tanks is designed to be safe in application and lasts for the life of the tank. Primarily, it consists of employing the use of a glass-resin blend, fiber, peroxide, a roller, and applicator brush, a razor knife, and a sandblasting machine. Fiber cloth patches are cut to size and placed over the leak holes after they have been found by pouring gasoline on the tank, and fiber cloth is then cut to a suitable size and formed to the contour of the tank, after which, the glass resin is applied, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1984
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Inventor: Howard F. Morgan
  • Patent number: 4662806
    Abstract: Apparatus for repairing a casting having a crack therein comprising a metal lock to extend across the crack and a lacing plug to fit in the crack, the metal lock formed as a rigid elongate member having a plurality of lobes formed from adjacent portions that are circular in cross-section and each having its center on the longitudinal axis of the elongate member, said lobes being of alternating large and small diameters and including a central large diameter lobe and at least one outer large diameter lobe at each side of the central large diameter lobe, said central large diameter lobe being spaced from each outer large diameter lobe by a small diameter lobe and with each lobe overlapping its adjacent lobe and extending through the elongate member; and the lacing plug including a head configured to receive a driving tool, a tapered shaft, a shoulder at a top of the tapered shaft, a non-threaded shaft portion interconnecting the head and the tapered shaft, a break-off groove formed in the non-threaded shaft por
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 5, 1987
    Assignee: Reed International, Incorporated
    Inventor: Gary J. Reed
  • Patent number: 4579161
    Abstract: A closure is provided for sealing and repairing a puncture of a tire. The closure is a resilient plug of a rubber-like material stiffer and more durable than prior closures having a generally cylindrical shank portion and an adjoining circular head portion. The periphery of the shank portion has a labyrinth of closely spaced sealing rings and grooves therebetween. When the shank portion is forcibly engaged with a puncture, the sealing rings individually radially compress and locally conform to the size and shape of the puncture thereby providing multiple sealing members with the puncture. Additional sealing is provided by an auxiliary sealing ring on the head portion of the closure which is adhesively bonded to the inner surface of the tire, adjacent to the puncture. Tool attaching means are provided on the closure for forcibly engaging the closure with the puncture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 1984
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1986
    Inventor: Simon Roberts
  • Patent number: 4512833
    Abstract: Aluminum-shielded coaxial cable is repaired by using a wraparound metallic sheet, such as copper, having a contact means on the sheet, such as "dragon skin" brass strips, and a sealing means, such as a mastic. The metallic sheet provides the electrical continuity and radio frequency shielding and the sealing means provides the environmental seal to prevent moisture from entering the opening in the aluminum shield. The sheet and contact means are held in position by compression means, such as clamps, and the sheet and compression means can then be covered with a wraparound heat-recoverable closure to protect the entire assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 23, 1985
    Assignee: Raychem Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas A. Kridl, Carney P. Claunch, II
  • Patent number: 4460420
    Abstract: Plaster core laminated wallboard is repaired or finished with a repair article comprising a substantially rigid steel plate having integral teeth forcibly insertable into the wallboard to hold the article in place over the damaged area, and a flexible cover portion formed of wallboard facing paper overlapping the edges of the plate and bonded thereto. The thickness of the paper cover portion may be tapered toward the outer edges thereof to form a smooth transition from the cover portion to the existing wallboard surface. Holes in the plate near the edges or corners thereof provide for increased contact of wallboard repair compound with the paper cover portion. The article may be formed in different configurations for covering plumbing openings, exterior corners and elongated stress cracks or seams.The wallboard is repaired by cutting a recess into and through the paper surface lamination of said wallboard to the outline of the plate portion of the repair article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1984
    Assignee: Sylver National Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Estrada
  • Patent number: 4448218
    Abstract: An apparatus for patching leaks in pipes, hoses, containers and the like has a rectangularly shaped inflatable pad comprising top and bottom layers with the top layer constructed of inelastic material and the bottom layer of very elastic material connected together. The pad has mutually opposite side strips and mutually opposing frontal and rear strips. Straps are provided for attachment to the side strips for securing the pad about a leak in a pipe, or the like. The pad is provided with a valve and member for inflating the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1981
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1984
    Inventor: Manfred Vetter
  • Patent number: 4427112
    Abstract: Interior by-pass for underground gas service line is installed from building basement without need for excavation, and has a tightenable adapter attached on each end of the by-pass tubing to connect and seal the tubing to the interior periphery of the service line. Each adapter provides a pair of spaced-apart expanded sealing gaskets between the tubing and the service line, and a gas-leakage passage extending from the interior of the tubular adapter to the exterior spacing between the adapter gasket pair. Temporary gas-tight plugs are provided at respective locations between each leakage passage and the adjacent end of the by-pass tubing, and compressed natural gas test-pressure is applied within the tubing. Via both of the referred to leakage passages, the test pressure is exerted against all of the gasket seals to confirm gas-tightness thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 1982
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1984
    Inventors: Bernard A. Di Giovanni, Francisco J. Ciminiello
  • Patent number: 4420518
    Abstract: A package assembly for precisely positioning a charge of hot melt adhesive 37 onto an attachment pad (13, 15, 17) or point of use wherein the adhesive is heated to softening or melt temperature (280.degree. F.-325.degree. F.) and thereafter cooled to resolidifying temperature. A single sided pressure sensitive polyimide film tape 40 serves with another film strip 39 to protect sandwiched adhesive strip 37 until use and to hold the adhesive in precise position until thermally bonded to its point of use. Tab ends 39' and 40' serve as aids in stripping tapes 39 and 40, respectively, from the adhesive charge 37.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 1982
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1983
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventor: Donald J. Progar
  • Patent number: 4405048
    Abstract: Apparatus and a process for permitting the fuel tank of a motor vehicle to be drained periodically to remove accumulated water, dirt and contaminated fuel. The apparatus includes a kit which includes an attaching member which is adapted to be attached to the lower outer portion of the fuel tank. The attaching member has a threaded hole through it and a bolt with a washer is provided which is adapted to be threaded into the hole. After the attaching member has been attached to the fuel tank a hole is drilled through the fuel tank in the central portion of the threaded hole in the attaching member. The bolt and washer effectively prevent leakage of fuel through this hole until the tank is to be drained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 1982
    Date of Patent: September 20, 1983
    Inventor: Gilbert R. Peake
  • Patent number: 4364473
    Abstract: An outfit for repairing a split or broken dental prosthesis including a package, a tube of non-toxic fast-setting adhesive, container means for separately containing a monomer and polymer which when mixed together form a resin, and a support which is contained by the package for receiving and separately supporting the container means for the monomer and polymer and the tube of adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1981
    Date of Patent: December 21, 1982
    Assignee: Bonyf AG
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Bogaert
  • Patent number: 4357961
    Abstract: A pipeline repairing kit comprising (a) a sealed, flexible envelope; (b) two removable means dividing said envelope into at least first, second and third compartments, said means being removable selectively to connect the first and second and third compartments without opening the sealed envelope; (c) measured quantities of the parts of a two-part curable resin system in the first and second compartments; and (d) an elongated flexible bandage member made of absorbent material disposed in said third compartment, said member including an integral closeable vent, whereby an elongated resin-soaked flexible bandage member adapted for wrapping around a pipeline can be provided by first removing the removable means between said first and second compartments to thereby mix the parts of the resin system, next removing the other removable means and bringing the mixed resin into intimate contact with said elongated flexible member, and then manually manipulating the envelope so as to thoroughly impregnate said bandage m
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 1980
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1982
    Inventor: Douglas K. Chick
  • Patent number: 4324603
    Abstract: A hosiery repair kit includes a repair strip, textured as original hosiery material, adhesive-backed and carried in strips or a tape on a peel-off backing. The backing may be in the form of a sheet carrying several strips. As a tape, the repair material may be mounted in a dispenser which has a cutting mechanism and a take-up reel for the waste backing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1979
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1982
    Inventors: Janice L. Crandall, Richard W. Crandall
  • Patent number: 4279343
    Abstract: A kit for repairing puncture holes in a tubeless tire; the kit including an assortment of different diameter sized plugs, contained in a box, for selection of a plug matching a puncture hole size, each plug including a hollow screw of resilient rubber, so that, while being screwed into the puncture hole, a liquid rubber is wrung out therefrom, through side holes in the screw, in order to form an air-tight bond between the screw and the puncture hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 1980
    Date of Patent: July 21, 1981
    Inventor: Teofilo Alfanta
  • Patent number: 4212387
    Abstract: A cable repair kit including the component parts thereof and a process for repairing in the field simply and quickly high-voltage electrically conductive cables whose outer jackets have been damaged but whose inner conductors have not been damaged. The kit comprises a portable container sealingly enclosing abrasive material for abrading the damaged cable portion; a cleaning compound; a filler compound for restoring or filling in the damaged region of the cable jacket; a bonding agent for bonding a patch of insulative, flexible material circumferentially about the section of the cable wherein the damaged portion is located; the insulative patch material; and a flame-resistant tape for aiding the bonding agent in joining the patch to the cable, as well as providing the patch with a smooth and continuous surface at a junction between side edges thereof and the cable surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 1978
    Date of Patent: July 15, 1980
    Assignee: Amerace Corporation
    Inventors: Edward J. Kotski, Larry N. Siebens, Donald D. Perry
  • Patent number: 4143767
    Abstract: A tire patch is removably affixed to the front surface of a backing sheet in an area defined by a broken line extending intermediate and parallel to the top and bottom edges of the sheet and the bottom edge thereof. A sheet of abrasive material is removably affixed to the tire patch. A sealed container of liquid cement for affixing a tire patch to a tire is affixed to the front surface of the sheet in the area defined by the broken line and the top edge of the sheet and has a narrow neck just crossing the broken line whereby when the backing sheet is cut along the broken line the neck is opened and the cement is available for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1978
    Date of Patent: March 13, 1979
    Inventor: Kelvyn I. MacDonald
  • Patent number: 4089416
    Abstract: A kit for easy and rapid repair, without tools, of umbrella tips from which the fabric covering has become loosened, torn, or otherwise separated. The kit comprises a short section of plastic tube, a conical cap having a threaded bore, and a small envelope for carrying several sets of the tubes and caps. In use, the plastic tube is expanded over the tip end of the umbrella rib, then a section of the covering is placed over and around the tube, and finally the conical cap is manually screwed over the tube to hold the covering tightly in place on the end of the umbrella rib. Several tubes and caps are preferably carried in the envelope which is secured interiorly around an umbrella rib, thus making the kit immediately available for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1977
    Date of Patent: May 16, 1978
    Inventor: Joseph Wade Sims