External And Internal Bar Or Closure Patents (Class 220/243)
  • Patent number: 10046849
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a fuel tank, main wings, an aircraft fuselage, an aircraft, and a moving body, which enable working hours and costs involved in a manufacturing process to be reduced, and weight increases to be prevented. The fuel tank includes a structural member in which carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) is used, the carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) including a reinforcing material that includes carbon fibers and a matrix that includes plastic. The structural member is formed by laminating a conductive sheet between prepregs of the carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP). In this case, a cut surface of the structural member formed by cutting the structural member may be exposed on the inside in which fuel is stored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Kamihara, Kazuaki Kishimoto, Toshio Abe, Yuichiro Kamino
  • Patent number: 9926085
    Abstract: Method for optimising the design of sealing rings of internal manhole covers which close the manhole openings over the inner surface of the skin of an aircraft structure, the surface that is in contact with the inner surface of the skin being the optimized surface of said sealing rings, the method including dividing the outer contour and the inner contour of the optimised surface into n points; grouping into families Fi the sealing rings of each manhole opening; generating the curves that are best adapted to the set of points taken for the outer contour and for the inner contour of each sealing ring for each one of the families Fi; generating a ruled surface among the curves generated for each one of the families Fi.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Carlos Blanco Pacios, Jose Luis Delgado Jareño
  • Patent number: 9899134
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bursting device (1) for a high-voltage device (2). The bursting device (1) is suitable in particular for on-load tap changers or high-voltage transformers filled with a filling medium such as gas or oil. The bursting device (1) according to the invention has a bursting cork (3) with support blocks (7) arranged on the inner surface (3B). A shear pin (8) is in arranged in each receiving block (7), said shear pin being divided into a first portion (8A) and a second portion (8B). The first portion (8A) of the shear pin (8) protrudes into the receiving block (7). The second portion (8B) of the shear pin (8) is arranged below the circumferential edge (9) of an opening (5) of the high-voltage device (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventors: Christian Boeger, Klaus Schlepp, Dara Roy, Juergen Niesner
  • Patent number: 9732812
    Abstract: A hydraulic vehicle brake has a piston which acts upon a friction element and is displaceable by a rotationally drivable spindle/nut arrangement into an actuating position. A spindle of the spindle/nut arrangement is secured against rotation and movable by the spindle nut either into abutment against the piston or away from the piston. The spindle nut comprises a first part, which at least close to one end thereof is configured for screw-type engagement with the spindle, and a second part, configured for rotationally driving the first part and connected to the first part by a rotationally fixed connection. The first part at an other end thereof is provided with a support surface for the rotatable, axial mounting of the spindle/nut arrangement and the second part at the other end extends into the first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Lucas Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Wilfried Giering, Ralf Erben
  • Patent number: 9638362
    Abstract: A tubular threaded connection includes a threaded sub-assembly having a first tubular member, a first torque member threadingly received on the first tubular member, and a second torque member threadingly received on the first tubular member. In forming the threaded sub-assembly, the first torque member is torqued relative to the second torque member. Furthermore, the sub-assembly is configured to receive a second tubular member for torqueing against the sub-assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco, L.P.
    Inventor: Nicholas Ryan Marchand
  • Patent number: 9638339
    Abstract: A diaphragm valve comprises at least one valve body which has at least one inlet, at least one outlet, at least one flow channel and at least one shutoff web dividing the flow channel into channel portions. The diaphragm valve furthermore comprises a diaphragm which rests on a circumferential sealing seat of the valve body, and a drive having a drive housing, the drive being coupled to the diaphragm to press the diaphragm against the shutoff web for closing the valve. The diaphragm valve furthermore comprises a fastening unit for detachably locking the drive to the valve body, the fasting unit having a bayonet cap and an additional central retightening unit by means of which an axial tightening force is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Buerkert Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Karsten Schwetz, Marcel Konstandin, Jan Westermann
  • Patent number: 9546595
    Abstract: A cover assembly is provided for an engine block having at least one sidewall defining a service opening therein. The cover assembly includes a plate defining an opening therein, a fastening element rotatably disposed in the opening, and a clamping element. The plate has a first side, and a second side. The second side is configured to seat against an outer surface of the sidewall. The fastening element has a first portion configured to be axially restricted by the plate, and a second portion axially extending from the first portion. The second portion is disposed beyond the second side. The clamping element includes a central core disposed at the second side. The central core defines a threaded receptacle configured to engage with the second portion. The clamping element also includes multiple arms that radial extend from the central core and seat against an inner surface of the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc.
    Inventor: Abhinav R. Pamulaparthy
  • Patent number: 9428224
    Abstract: A product comprising a drainable section stabilizer sleeve for a vehicle body structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Robert N. Saje, John C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9315305
    Abstract: A device for sealing an opened canned beverage. The device may include a circular main body with a rim. The device may further include a sealing mechanism. The sealing mechanism may include a threaded stem having a knob on the top and running through an opening in the main body. The sealing mechanism may further include a live hinge bar that may include a top portion and a bottom portion. The top portion and the bottom portion may be hinged together. The top portion may be connected to the inside surface of the main body and the bottom portion may be connected to a threaded ring that surrounds the threaded stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Inventor: Delores Walton Robinson
  • Patent number: 9290236
    Abstract: A bicycle front derailleur includes abase member configured to be attached to a bicycle frame, a chain guide configured to engage a chain, a connecting structure that connects the chain guide to the base member such that the chain guide can move relative to the base member, and an attachment structure detachably attaching the chain guide to the connecting structure and/or the connecting structure to the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Kazuya Kuwayama, Atsuhiro Emura
  • Patent number: 8540103
    Abstract: A closure for pressure vessels provides ease in access to the inside of a pressure vessel and at the same time provides a tight pressure seal for the closure. The closure for pressure vessels includes a hub adapted to fit on to an opening on the pressure vessel, a door connected to the hub, a hinge assembly to secure the door to the hub, and a locking assembly attached to the door. The locking assembly includes a slide lock operating around a central support, a plurality of locking lug arms radially operating around the central support, a pressure alert valve connected to the door, and a handle connected to the slide plate operating around the central support. The handle moves the locking assembly from a locking position to an unlocking position as the result of the groove pattern machined in the back of the slide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Inventors: Jack D Lollis, Corey M Lollis, Richard A Howerton
  • Publication number: 20120285959
    Abstract: An open top closure for use in conjunction with a liner. The closure has sidewalls and the upper portion of the closure is open, with at least one rib positioned a spaced distance above the plane of the liner. When in place on a container, the rib serves to limit the travel of the liner upward as it expands after the hot-fill of a product. The open upper portion of the closure permits any accumulated moisture to be blown off after the hot-fill is cooled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Len EKKERT
  • Publication number: 20110272404
    Abstract: An access-hole cover for support structures, such as light poles, highway sign supports and other structures that have access holes providing access to the interior of the structure. The access-hole cover prevents or reduces water and other foreign objects from entering the interior of the structure, which can cause deterioration of the structure and components therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventor: Eric Thomas Bert
  • Patent number: 7891517
    Abstract: An opening assembly that provides a beverage can with the ability to be closed once opened. The opening assembly allows a user to open and close a beverage can while protecting the integrity of the can, thus providing an improved beverage can that has the ability to seal-in carbonation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Inventor: Samantha Simmons
  • Publication number: 20080257885
    Abstract: An access port clamp cover is disclosed, such as for access ports in housings of motor vehicle driveline components. An access port clamp cover includes a first cover having a centrally disposed cylindrical member defining at least one locking slot in its outer surface and a handle extending from the cylindrical member. The access port clamp cover also includes a second cover defining a centrally disposed retaining member having an opening for receiving the handle and an annulus concentrically disposed about the opening. The annulus defines an inside diameter larger than an outside diameter of the cylindrical member and has at least one protrusion extending radially inwardly from the inside surface. Also, the protrusion is engageable in the slot, and the covers may be rotated relative to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2007
    Publication date: October 23, 2008
    Inventor: Loren Christopher Dreier
  • Patent number: 6935527
    Abstract: A lockable filler cap assembly for fuel tanks and other fluid-holding containers. The assembly is readily adaptable to function as a normally operating non-locking filler cap and to function as a locked filler cap. The lockable filler cap assembly includes a cap having a receptacle whereby an insert may be placed and locked into the receptacle. In the locked condition, a shield on the insert covers at least a portion of the cap, thereby discouraging access to the cap for its removal and, in turn, access to the contents of the associated tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2005
    Inventor: Richard E. Brock
  • Patent number: 6681948
    Abstract: Herein taught is a novel protective cover plate for temporarily covering a prior art electrical outlet box during the construction process so as to protect the electrical outlet box from contaminants, such as plaster, joint compound, or the like. The cover plate is formed from any suitable material that can be corrugated so as to form ridges and grooves. This arrangement provides unusual results as it provides a natural finger grip and it allows the cover plate to be easily adapted or modified on site so as to be useable with substantially any type, style or various size of electrical outlet box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2004
    Inventors: Cathy D. Santa Cruz, David M. Bates
  • Patent number: 6540268
    Abstract: A closure device for a container, which possesses a locking element for mutually locking of two container parts when the container is closed. The locking element has first and second locking instrumentalities, which are arranged on the different container parts. By way of an actuating member, which is able to be switched over between a closed position and an open position a first engagement member may be shifted between a locking position and a released position. The open position of the actuating member corresponding to the locking position may be secured by an obstructing member in order to prevent unauthorized unlocking of the container. An opening mechanism renders possible an overriding of the obstructing action and a switching over of the actuating member into the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2003
    Assignee: PARAT-Werk Schönenbach GmbH +Co. KG
    Inventor: Herbert Berhard Pauser
  • Patent number: 5433333
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a closure hatch assembly for the access port of a utility pole. The access port has opposed, lateral edges and opposed, longitudinal edges. The hatch plate has a closure wall that is adapted to close the access port. The closure wall has a reverse face with laterally spaced protuberances extending outwardly therefrom. Opposed walls on the protuberances define a channel therebetween, and a bracket member is receivable within the channel. The bracket member presents longitudinally spaced bearing surfaces that are adapted operatively to engage the opposed longitudinal edges of the access port. The bracket member also has laterally spaced walls that are receivable within the channel in sufficiently close proximity with the opposed walls that define the channel in order to transfer compressive forces therebetween. A fastener releasably secures the bracket member within the channel and thereby mount the bracket assembly to the utility pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 18, 1995
    Assignee: Shakespeare Company
    Inventor: Dolard A. Martell
  • Patent number: 5299099
    Abstract: A safety retainer for retaining an electrical device connected to an electrical receptacle against inadvertent disconnection includes a cover plate having opposed raised bars secured to the cover plate adjacent the electrical connector of the receptacle and a retainer strap looped beneath the raised bars and across the electrical device to secure the electrical device in place when connected to the receptacle, the cover plate being unbroken between the electrical connector and the peripheral edge of the cover plate so as to provide a completely integrated cover plate over the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 29, 1994
    Inventor: Larry J. Archambault
  • Patent number: 5291845
    Abstract: A cover plate assembly for covering an access opening formed in a boat deck includes a cover plate for covering the access opening and engaging the exposed side of the deck which frames the access opening. A resilient O-ring gasket carried on the underside of the cover plate is compressed by the cover plate against the exposed surface of the deck. The cover plate and resilient seal are held in place by a retainer bar which is inserted through the access opening and engages the hidden side of the deck on opposite sides of the access opening. The cover plate is coupled to the retainer bar by a screw fastener which has a torque shaft and a manually operable handle. The torque shaft has a threaded shank coupled in threaded engagement with the retainer bar, and the torque shaft projects through the cover plate with the handle engaging the exposed side of the cover plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 1992
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1994
    Inventor: Stafford J. Vallery
  • Patent number: 5255810
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a closure hatch assembly for the access port of a utility pole of the type particularly suited for supporting an electrical device and housing the electrical cables required to provide power to the electrical device. The closure hatch assembly has a hatch plate made of a composite, non-conductive material and is of such dimensions as to close the access port. A lip extends outwardly from the periphery of the closure plate to engage the exterior surface of the utility pole circumjacent the access port. A groove, or channel, is provided on the hatch plate to receive a hollow bracket member. The hollow bracket member is also made of a non-conductive composite material. When received within the channel, the bracket member has sufficient length to extend beyond the hatch plate to engage the interior surface of the utility pole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1992
    Date of Patent: October 26, 1993
    Assignee: Shakespeare Company
    Inventor: Gregory S. Hosford
  • Patent number: 5097976
    Abstract: A fluid containment apparatus including a fluid tank, a well wall and a closure system. The tank has a tank shell, which defines at least in part a fluid containment compartment and has a tank shell opening therethrough. The well wall is secured to the tank shell, positioned at the shell opening, recessed into the fluid containment compartment and defines at least in part a recessed well. The well wall has a well wall end and a well wall end opening. The closure system selectively opens and closes the well wall end opening. The closure system includes a well head connected to the well wall generally at the well wall end, a sealing gasket, an elliptical manway cover having a plurality of drilled and tapped blind holes, a separate fastening ring having a plurality of circumferential drilled through-holes and a clamp for clamping the manway cover and the fastening ring together and sandwiching the sealing gasket on the well head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1992
    Assignee: Montana Sulphur & Chemical Co.
    Inventors: Donald L. Zink, Donald G. Zink
  • Patent number: 5035343
    Abstract: An easy-open and reclosable container has a non-circular scored portion on the top lid and an opening and resealing device pivotally fastened on the scored portion for selectably separating it from the top lid to provide an aperture, and selectably resealing the aperture by putting the separated portion back into the aperture and rotating it so as to lock it under the inner surface of the top lid. The opening and resealing device has a compression sealing member for resealing the aperture while the scored portion is locked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 30, 1991
    Assignees: The City of Hope, Lucille T. Morton
    Inventor: Jay Morton
  • Patent number: 5002101
    Abstract: A system is used to completely drain a hose used in conjunction with a tanker truck or railroad tank car. The system includes a holding tank and a shutdown system as well as a hose emptying unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 26, 1991
    Inventor: Andrew McLeod
  • Patent number: 4946061
    Abstract: An easy opening and reclosable top closure assembly for a container is provided. The assembly comprises a container top having a substantially circular aperture of a given diameter formed therein, a closure disc having a diameter greater than the given diameter of the aperture whereby the closure disc completely covers the bottom of the aperture when it is positioned in the closed position, a cover disc having a diameter at least as great as the given diameter of the aperture whereby the cover disc completely covers the top of the aperture when it is positioned in the closed position, and a narrow hinged post connecting the closure disc and the cover disc, said post being of such a length whereby the discs are tightly frictionally engaged against the container when opened and said post being sufficiently flexible that the cover disc can be rotated and inserted through the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 1989
    Date of Patent: August 7, 1990
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventor: Douglas H. Hobbs
  • Patent number: 4913304
    Abstract: A beverage container closure is provided for resealing beverage containers of the type having a peripheral rim encompassing a slightly recessed, apertured end wall through which the contents of the container are dispensed. The closure device includes a sealing member, or cover, constructed so as to sealably engage the rim portions of various sizes of containers and a cooperating interlocking mechanism which is adapted to be inserted through a dispensing aperture in the end wall of the container, and is constructed so that when it is inserted a portion of the interlocking mechanism is brought into engagement with the inner surface of the container end wall in a manner as to urge the cover into tight sealing engagement with the rim of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 1989
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Inventor: John L. Corey
  • Patent number: 4903816
    Abstract: Apparatus for affixing a coin drop mechanism to the front panel of a vending machine in situations where internal tactile and visual access to the rear surface of the machine panel is limited. An external plate assembly includes guide rods extending from threaded studs which are used to align an internal plate assembly supporting the end drive mechanism. Internally threaded tubular locking fixtures applied over the guide rods to engage the studs for clamping the first and second plate assemblies around the panel. When proper assembly has been achieved the tip to the guide rods extends to the locking members to provide a tactical indication that proper installation has been achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Assignee: North American Philips Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce L. Reeder, Joseph M. Wilson, Stephen D. Wade
  • Patent number: 4867334
    Abstract: A cover assembly apparatus dimensioned and configured for engagement with an associated conduit body having an opening for access to the interior. The apparatus includes a generally plate shaped member, a bow shaped member having flanges extending from the extremities thereof, the flanges dimensioned and configured for engagement with an interface of the associated conduit body, the bow shaped member having a convex side thereof disposed in abutting relationship to the plate shaped member, and apparatus for urging the flanges against respective portions of the plate shaped member to cause the bow shaped member to be less bowed and thus to have a greater length intermediate length as measured between the respective flanges thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 19, 1989
    Assignee: General Signal Corporation
    Inventors: John C. Robertson, Donald A. Sementilli
  • Patent number: 4823977
    Abstract: An abandoning plug assembly for sealing off fire hydrant ports including inner and outer retainers with a fastener connected therebetween. The inner retainer being reversible between two positions so that the assembly can accommodate port barrels of varied length using a fastener of a single length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 25, 1989
    Assignee: Mueller Co.
    Inventors: Mervin D. Stanley, Joseph L. Daghe
  • Patent number: 4729540
    Abstract: A tool which can be used to temporarily close cleanout holes in masonry construction and which can be securely anchored directly to the masonry wall.The present invention is essentially comprised of a substantially flat plate of rigid material. The plate of the present invention is configured such that it fully covers the cleanout holes for which it is designed. Furthermore, the planar surface of the plate is configured such that it provides an acceptable grout surface on the interior of the cleanout hole once it is filled. Securely attached to the plate is means for locking the plate into position within the cleanout hole and for securing the plate directly to the masonry wall in which the device is used. Various different locking mechanisms are within the scope of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 1986
    Date of Patent: March 8, 1988
    Inventor: Donald W. Rozema
  • Patent number: 4699359
    Abstract: A shut-off valve has a housing, a wedge displaceable in the housing by a spindle, a housing opening, a cover arranged to close the housing opening and provided with a pipe, a locking screw inserted in the pipe for guiding, sealing and abutting of the spindle, and a supporting ring arranged between an outer end face of the cover pipe and an aligned collar of the screw and provided with two opposite supporting legs which abut with their lower supporting surfaces from above against a housing edge region which is adjacent to the cover pipe, so that during tightening of the locking screw which clamps the spindle collar and outwardly seals the spindle, simultaneously the cover is fixedly clamped with the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 1985
    Date of Patent: October 13, 1987
    Assignee: Bopp & Reuther GmbH
    Inventor: Walfried David
  • Patent number: 4515261
    Abstract: There is provided the combination of first and second plates adapted to sandwich between them a panel to which they are to be affixed. The first plate has at least one boss projecting from one face thereof, and threaded shaft spaced from the boss. The boss defines a lip spaced from the face, at least part of the lip being directed generally toward the threaded shaft. The second plate defines a first edge adapted to be received under the lip, and a second edge adapted to lie adjacent the threaded shaft. The combination further includes a threaded nut for engagement with the threaded shaft, the threaded nut having a conical shoulder adapted to bear against the second edge of the second plate in such a manner as (1) to urge the second edge toward the first plate, and (2) to retain the first edge under the lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 7, 1985
    Assignee: Coinamatic Leasing Corporation
    Inventor: Simon Prisant
  • Patent number: 4511057
    Abstract: The instant invention relates to a cap for the temporary closure of cans, often called "tin cans", which are currently one of the most used forms of containers for the distribution of drinks in general. It is essentially a rigid piece of moulded plastic, of an irregular shape, with four rigid hooked teeth protruding from its underside. Said teeth are all found on the same circumference, equal to the circular rim of the tin can, over and under which the aforesaid teeth hook. This hooking action may occur with a snap in that two of the four aforesaid rigid teeth are situated underneath a rigid bracket attached to the aforesaid rigid piece by two small, thin flexible bridges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 1983
    Date of Patent: April 16, 1985
    Inventor: Sergio Tontarelli
  • Patent number: 4465039
    Abstract: An engine block heater adapted for insertion in an opening in the block wall of an automobile engine has a plug member and a novel yoke assembly for securing the heater within the opening. The yoke assembly includes a pair of wing members each having one end thereof abutting the inner face of the heater plug. Each of the wing members is hingedly mounted on and carried by a respective one of the opposite ends of a pressure bar so that each wing member is pivotable about the associated end of the pressure bar and adapted to fulcrum thereon. A screw passes through an axially extending opening in the plug member and is threaded into a tapped opening in the pressure bar. Upon insertion of the heater in the opening in the block wall, the screw is tightened to draw the pressure bar towards the inner face of the heater, thus causing the wing members to pivot about the ends of the pressure bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1982
    Date of Patent: August 14, 1984
    Assignee: Budd Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald C. Snelgrove, Joseph B. Brinkhof
  • Patent number: 4429804
    Abstract: A beverage can re-sealer is provided which is functional on both the cans with the removable tab and the more recent type of can in which the pull tab remains with the can after it is opened. The re-sealer has a covering body which covers both the pouring hole and the opener tab, and defines a resilient lip surrounding both of these items, with a cam-actuated depending foot which is inserted through the pouring hole and rotated so that the foot grips the can lid alongside the hole, subsequent to which it is cammed up tightly against the surface, bringing pressure to bear on the sealing lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 1982
    Date of Patent: February 7, 1984
    Inventor: Gerald F. Pease
  • Patent number: 4387826
    Abstract: A closure device for cans having a beaded edge and a cover with a wall part to be torn-off for formation of a pouring opening, the closure device being provided at two opposite ends of a base body with flanges directed toward each other, which grip under the beaded edge of the can. One of the flanges is elastically deflectable, the other flange is formed rigid, such that the closure device can be pressed onto the can from above like a snap-on-cap. A sealing ring is guided at the base body at the side disposed opposite to the pouring opening such that this sealing ring grips around the exit opening in a compressed state upon placing of the closure device onto the can, the sealing ring being disposed tightly at the cover of the can. Selected FIG. 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 1981
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1983
    Inventor: Walter Heubl
  • Patent number: 4291816
    Abstract: A fluid tight closure for an aperture, more particularly adapted to form a fuel tank access door for an aircraft, preferably made of composite material and providing fail-safe features and resistance to lightning strikes; and further characterized by its light weight, relatively low cost of manufacture, and flexibility to bend from a flat to a curved configuration defined by the curvature of a wing. This fluid tight closure comprises an inner door panel and an outer door panel having each a rim portion complementarily shaped relative to each other and to the edge portion of an aperture, and clamping against the opposite sides of the edge portion with an interposed sealing ring and with nuts and screws sealingly extending through the rim portion and holding the same in clamping position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1980
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1981
    Assignee: Canadair Limited
    Inventor: Paul Lamoureux
  • Patent number: 4242564
    Abstract: A frost plug immersion heater has improved clamping structure which comprises a clamp element having a base engageable against the inner end of the heater body and a pair of channel-shaped clamping arms narrower than the base extending in splayed relation from opposite sides of the base, with the free ends of the arms initially close enough together so that the heater can be installed straight into a cylinder block core plug hole. A T-shape bolt has a cross arm bar-shaped head which has opposite ends engaging in the arm channels and spreads the clamp arms when a nut threaded on the outer end portion of the bolt shank is tightened against the outer end of the heater body. The cross arm head has a thickened crown area of maximum mass providing a maximum strength portion aligned with the shank of the bolt and the top of the cross arm tapers with diminished mass toward the opposite ends thereof to provide a truss-like reinfocement for the head when force is applied through the bolt shank as the nut is tightened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 1978
    Date of Patent: December 30, 1980
    Assignee: Budd Canada Inc.
    Inventor: Willard E. Kendall
  • Patent number: 4185752
    Abstract: A pressure cooker including a receptacle open at the top, a lid for closing the receptable, locking means engaging the lid and a plurality of brackets attached to the receptacle for engagement with the locking means characterized in that the plurality of brackets overhang the rim of the receptacle and are positioned around the receptacle so that the lid cannot be removed from the receptacle laterally but not vertically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 1978
    Date of Patent: January 29, 1980
    Inventor: Pedro Basile
  • Patent number: 4179038
    Abstract: A self-sealing flange assembly includes an elliptical shaped hole in a blind wall, the greatest diameter of which is larger than the smallest diameter of an elliptical shaped inner flange. Attached at a right angle to the surface of the flange is an internally or externally threaded nipple, bushing, stud or fastener. An annular groove located on the circumference of the flange contains a sealing means. At least one dimple at an apex of the elliptical flange locates the flange in situ when it is inserted through the wall opening and positioned thereon. An outer elliptical washer type element is tightened against the outer wall by rotation of a nut on the threads of the nipple, bushing, stud or rotating the bolt in the fastener, compressing the elliptical inner flange and sealing means against the inner wall forming a one piece leak proof assembly. The dimple used to locate the flange in situ also prevents rotation of the inner flange during the tightening process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1977
    Date of Patent: December 18, 1979
    Assignee: Rosan Engineering Corp.
    Inventor: Jose Rosan, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4066191
    Abstract: A pouring and drinking spout adapted for sealed engagement with the mouth of a variety of containers of the easy-opening, pull-tab type. The spout is preferably molded to form a hollow, barrel-shaped spout portion which is enlarged at one end to form a ring-shaped flange or lip, defining a circular bearing surface to which a resilient washer is attached. A flared camming member aligned with the axis of the spout engages with the inner edges of the mouth of the container as the spout is manually rotated, clamping the washer between the container and the circular bearing surface of the spout, forming a seal. A stop lug, spaced radially outward from the axis of the barrel, engages with the inner edge of the container mouth to prevent further rotation when the spout is in its locked position. A deformable cap is pressed over the mouth of the spout to re-seal the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1976
    Date of Patent: January 3, 1978
    Inventor: Kenneth L. Coleman
  • Patent number: 3997055
    Abstract: A full depth molded transport case for milk cartons having a bottom, three integrally formed upstanding sides, a fourth open side and an open top. An upper stacking rim extends around the top and across the open side of the case, and a lower stacking rim extends around the periphery of the bottom thereof. A removable panel adapted to enclose the open side of the case is disposed therein, and includes means, such as outwardly extending tongue members, adapted for engagement behind the stacking rims of the case, for releasably fastening the removable panel to the case. Removal of the panel permits access to the cartons disposed in the transport case through the open side thereof when a plurality of cases are stacked in a display stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 1975
    Date of Patent: December 14, 1976
    Inventor: Theodor M. Box
  • Patent number: 3982656
    Abstract: A can sealer (for closing an opening in the top cover of a metal food or beverage can) is disclosed wherein a resilient rubber-like cup is adopted to be placed over and covering the opening, and means are provided that reach down through the opening to engage the cover so that a compressive force is exerted on the resilient cup. In the preferred embodiment, the means includes a T-shaped member the stem of which protrudes through a central aperture in the cup. A rigid backup member is placed over the resilient cup and a camming lock means is coupled to the end of the stem so that, in one position of the lock means, the end of the T-shaped member is urged toward the cup and, in the second position this urging force is removed so that the cup is free to move along the stem of the T-shaped member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 1975
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1976
    Inventors: Edward C. Kusmierski, John R. Lopez, Phillip Silverman
  • Patent number: 3955707
    Abstract: A reusable closure for containers having an opening in a surface thereof. A seal of size and shape sufficient to cover the opening in the container and having a bore therethrough is positioned such that the bore generally is aligned with a portion of the opening including opposed edges thereof. A threaded cap has a diameter less than that of the bore, whereby threaded engagement between the cap and opposed edges of the opening is achieved. Tightening the cap holds the seal firmly in place, thereby maintaining a positive closure of the opening. The seal may abut a lip of the container thereby restricting lateral movement of the cap. The seal and the threaded cap may be separate elements or of integral construction. The invention is particularly suited for use in containers having a convenience opening known as pop-top cans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 1975
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1976
    Inventor: William Huffington Mariner