Threaded Member (e.g., Stud, Bolt, Or Screw) Patents (Class 220/327)
  • Patent number: 10816080
    Abstract: In a vehicle power transmission device including a case housing a power transmission mechanism and a cover covering a side surface of the case in a vehicle width direction, the cover includes a stepped portion with a vehicle rear-side portion projecting outward in the vehicle width direction in a horizontal cross section, a front-side extending portion extending from the stepped portion to the vehicle front side and a plate-shaped inclined rib disposed at a corner portion between the stepped portion and the front-side extending portion, and inclined toward the front-side extending portion from a leading end portion of the stepped portion to the vehicle front side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Marina Hirata, Seitaro Nobuyasu, Hiroshi Hata, Shigetsugu Iwata, Atsushi Kawamoto
  • Patent number: 10753518
    Abstract: A quick-access hinged lid assembly for flanged riser, having two-part clamp, having an inner face shaped to conform to the surface flanged riser, first clamp ring and second clamp ring are connected by a clamp hinge, a lid having an exterior surface and an interior sealing surface to abut the flanged riser exterior surface, wherein the interior sealing surface includes annular groove, gasket or o-ring positioned therein groove to seal flanged riser exterior surface and interior sealing surface, a lid hinge configured between clamp and lid, lid hinge having a swing bolt slot and pin bolt to provide adjustment of the lid to enable the lid to mate flat with flanged riser, swing bolts positioned on the perimeter and pivotable from the clamp ring with hand operable fasteners to press gasket between interior sealing surface of the lid and flanged riser exterior surface in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: PROMUS ENGINEERING, LLC
    Inventor: Chanc Moore
  • Patent number: 10738815
    Abstract: High strength swivel anchors, are configured for insertion through an aperture in a substrate while in a minimal configuration and expandable behind the substrate for anchoring engagement thereto. The anchor herein has at least two pivotally attached elongated anchoring arms with the arms being swivelable relative to each other in a single plane from the minimal configuration wherein the anchoring arms are coextensive to an expanded anchoring engagement position wherein the anchoring arms cross each other through a point of pivotal attachment. The anchor herein further comprises a structural element which retards retraction of swiveling movement of the anchoring arms from the minimal configuration to the expanded anchoring engagement position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Theodore Garfield
  • Patent number: 10446825
    Abstract: A closure system for the electrolyte fill port of an electrochemical cell is described. A cell header has an electrolyte fill port comprising an upper opening sidewall extending from a header upper surface to an intermediate ledge located part-way through the header thickness. The ledge extends from a lower edge of the upper opening sidewall to an upper edge of a lower opening sidewall, the lower opening sidewall extending to the header lower surface. With respect to an axis of the electrolyte fill port, the upper opening sidewall has a first radius r1 and the lower opening sidewall has a second radius r2 at the ledge, the lower opening sidewall extending downwardly and inwardly along the axis from the second radius r2 to a third radius r3 at the header lower surface. The second radius r2 at the ledge is greater than the third radius r3 at the header lower surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd.
    Inventors: Gregory A. Voss, Tina L. Urso, Kenneth B. Talamine
  • Patent number: 10422456
    Abstract: A hollow tube connector is used to make detachable fluid-tight connection of two connector parts. The tube connector includes a first connector part, wherein a first of its two axial ends is configured to connect to a pipeline on a vessel, and a second connector part, wherein a first of its two axial ends is configured to connect to a pipeline on an STP-buoy. The coupling surfaces of the second axial ends include a non-crossing groove circumferentially around the contact surfaces, and a groove located on one of the contact surfaces and having a mirror-imaged groove located on the other contact surface. The two opposite grooves form an encompassing cavity upon contact of the contact surfaces. At least one of the contact surfaces is tapered relative to an axis perpendicularly to a center axis and forms a pre-tensioned abutment which increases the resistance to relative motions between the contact surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: APL TECHNOLOGY AS
    Inventor: Sigmund Askestad
  • Patent number: 10412978
    Abstract: There is disclosed a super critical hydrolysis extraction apparatus including a pressure container comprising a body and a lid coupled to the body to close a space formed therein to accommodate an object; a contact unit configured to open and close the body, while moving the lid forward and backward; and a pipeline unit comprising a supply line where a liquid for filling in the pressure container and a discharge line for discharging the liquid of the pressure container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: INNOWAY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ho Young Lee, Jung Min Lee
  • Patent number: 10414113
    Abstract: A press base may include a piston cavity formed in the press base and a piston cavity sleeve positioned in the piston cavity. The piston cavity sleeve may include a wall having an outer surface and an inner surface opposite the outer surface. The piston cavity sleeve may further include a floor having an upper surface and a lower surface opposite the upper surface. An outer radius may be formed at a juncture of the outer surface of the wall and lower surface of the floor and an inner radius may be formed at a juncture of the inner surface of the wall and upper surface of the floor. The inner radius may exhibit a radius of curvature that is greater than a radius of curvature of the outer radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shelby M. Shreve
  • Patent number: 10358268
    Abstract: A medical apparatus that includes an apparatus body that has a surface with an opening and a cover coupled to the apparatus body about an axis of rotation angled to the surface. The cover is operable to rotate about the axis of rotation to move between a first position wherein the cover closes the opening and a second position wherein the cover is moved to allow access to the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Michael T. Brubaker, Nathan Wray Matheny, Kurosh Nahavandi
  • Patent number: 10265777
    Abstract: A spacer for gear hobbing machine, a gear hobbing machine incorporating same, and an associated method are provided. The spacer includes a bore. One or more adjustment members are carried by the spacer and adjustable into and out of the bore. Adjustment of the adjustment members allows for varying the position of the spacer when mounted on an arbor of the gear hobbing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Bourn & Koch, Inc.
    Inventor: Loyd L. Koch
  • Patent number: 10167370
    Abstract: A film includes a substrate including a cyclic olefin-based resin; and an easily adhesive layer adjacent to the substrate, in which a content of a fluorine-containing polymer in the easily adhesive layer is greater than 20 mass % with respect to a total mass of the easily adhesive layer. This film is used in a transparent conductive film, and this transparent conductive film is used in a touch panel. A method for producing a film includes laminating an easily adhesive layer by directly applying a coating liquid for forming an easily adhesive layer on a substrate including a cyclic olefin-based resin, in which a content of a fluorine-containing polymer in the coating liquid for forming the easily adhesive layer is greater than 20 mass % with respect to a total mass of the coating liquid for forming the easily adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Naomi Watanabe, Ryuta Takegami
  • Patent number: 9976651
    Abstract: The invention refers to a device to create a hermetic seal for large openings in equipment subject to low pressure. According to the invention it is characterized by at least one sealing cover being provided, which is pressed onto the side wall of the equipment by means of bolts, where the bolts are welded to a strip attached to the side wall at the edge of the opening in the equipment. This provides a good, low-cost and hermetic seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Andritz Technology and Asset Management GmbH
    Inventors: Jörg Zielke, Paul B. Kroehl, Klaus Stanke
  • Patent number: 9938686
    Abstract: A lockable manhole cover includes, for example, a manhole cover installable in an opening in a manhole frame, a locking member attached via a pin and slot arrangement beneath the manhole cover, and a lever pivotally attached to the manhole cover. A lower end portion of the lever is operably engageable with the locking member to move the locking member relative to the manhole cover. The lever is disposable in a lowered position so that an end portion of the locking member is operably engageable with a portion of the manhole frame for use in inhibiting removal of the lockable manhole cover from the manhole frame. The lever is disposable in a raised position so that the end portion of the locking member is operably disengageable with the portion of the manhole frame to allow removal or installation of the lockable manhole cover from or in the manhole frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Utility Designs of New York LLC
    Inventors: Anthony F. Mitola, Lawrence E. Jordan, Michael O'Donnell, Joseph Vainauskas
  • Patent number: 9868493
    Abstract: Provided is an independent tank, and a manufacturing method therefor, for which local bending stress occurring on the vicinity of a boundary portion (welded portion) can be reduced without increasing plate thickness. An independent tank has at least one curvature change portion in which the curvature along the axial direction of plate members that form the tank changes along the axial direction. Both the inner peripheral surface and the outer peripheral surface of the plate member on the small curvature side are not flush with respect to the inner peripheral surface and the outer peripheral surface of the plate member on the large curvature side. The plate thickness center of the plate member on the small curvature side is offset toward the radial direction inner side or the radial direction outer side with respect to the plate thickness center of the plate on the large curvature side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hirotomo Ohtsuka, Satoshi Miyazaki, Michihisa Watanabe
  • Patent number: 9732543
    Abstract: A door interlock device for a power transformer room in a vacuum circuit breaker includes a cam disposed on a shaft of a ground switch, a supporter disposed on a side plate of a power transformer room, a shaft disposed at the supporter to be slidable and having one end contacting the cam to be upward and downward movable, a spring disposed within the supporter to provide an upward elastic force to the shaft, and an interlock plate disposed at one side of the power transformer room door and configured to be in contact with the shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: LSIS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Doo Kim, Kil Young Ahn, Seung Pil Yang
  • Patent number: 9605745
    Abstract: A removable protective cover for engines and/or transmissions includes a central portion and a flexible peripheral flange that extends transversely from the central portion. The peripheral flange includes an engagement surface formed by a groove or other suitable feature on an inner side of the peripheral flange. A plurality of teardrop shaped washers or retainers have protruding portions that engage the groove to removably retain the cover on the engine. At least a portion of the peripheral flange comprises an elastomeric material such that the removable cover can be installed and removed by flexing the peripheral flange to cause the teardrop shaped washers to engage and disengage the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Andre Kevin Burns
  • Patent number: 9587388
    Abstract: The invention claims a flush type toilet bowl, comprising a toilet bowl provided with a toilet inlay therein, wherein an elastic ring, a clamping ring and a J-shaped sealing ring are arranged under the toilet bowl drainage hose in sequence, and a nut is further equipped for sealing the end faces of the toilet bowl and the toilet inlay; the toilet bowl is provided with a cavity for containing the clean water and a double water spray jets extended out from the water-jet nozzle; the cavity is provided with a hose connected with the four-way valve, the water-jet nozzle and the hand-pressed air pump, next to the air pump is a button with which you can flush the toilets by pressing it easily. The invention is developed as the gravity flush portable toilet and the cassette portable toilet by using the flush type toilet bowl as the basic universal part, thereby being used on the caravans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: QINGDAO CHUANGHUI INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Limin Ding, Jinning Ding, Jinghe Wang, Guifen Bai
  • Patent number: 9517212
    Abstract: A medicated pad which may be removably placed over a skin disorder such as acne to provide a relatively rapid treatment for relieving such skin disorder and may then be easily removed from the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventor: Chandra Zaveri
  • Patent number: 9457439
    Abstract: A fastening and loosening device includes transport devices capable of moving along the array direction of a plurality of stud bolts, control panels that independently control the transport devices, a plurality of bolt tensioners, control panels that independently control the bolt tensioners, and a transport operating device having a control panel that controls the control panels and the control panels, and a fault diagnosis device is provided by connecting the control panels to the transport operation device through power cables, whereby the reliability of the device can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Katsumi Imi
  • Patent number: 9441789
    Abstract: Pressure tank, comprising a hollow body of thermoplastic material with at least one outlet, into which one connector each is inserted, which has at least one aperture each to the interior of the hollow body, with a sealing flange which is integrally formed around the outlet to the connector. This sealing flange is visible to the outside and is welded and/or bonded to the hollow body, on which at least one torque coupling is integrally formed, whose cross-section is polygonal or non-circular and which is inserted in a complementary coupling socket in the hollow body, running around the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventors: Amir R. Shubbar, Mahdi Shubbar
  • Patent number: 9441787
    Abstract: A rotatable apparatus includes a casing and a protector for closing an opening. The casing includes first and second casing faces intersecting at angle ?1. The first casing face is provided with an opening. The protector includes first and second protector faces abutting and intersecting each other at angle ?2. The protector is fixed to only the second casing face. The angle ?2 is larger than the angle ?1 when the protector is removed from the casing. The protector is attached to the casing in such a manner that the second protector face is fixed to the second casing face, and that the first protector face is elastically deformed so that an edge part of the first protector face, which is located on the side opposite to the second protector face, closely contacts the first casing face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seigo Kyo, Yoichi Nakamura, Junya Kawabata
  • Patent number: 9315276
    Abstract: An outer fuel access tank cover (FTAC) of an aircraft, a wing including such outer FTAC of an aircraft, and an aircraft are disclosed. The outer FTAC of an aircraft is related to designing auxiliary pieces in the wing of aircrafts to control the risk of gases from an explosion occurred in the FTAC entering the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS S.L.
    Inventor: Marcos Alazraki
  • Patent number: 9227340
    Abstract: An exemplary wiper assembly for use with a concrete mixer includes a wiper element configured to span a gap between a mixer barrel and a collector, and is configured for suspendedly coupling to a support frame separate from any coupling to the mixer barrel or the collector. One or more arm members are coupled between the concrete mixer and the wiper element. The arm member includes a tensioning portion that adjusts to move an upper edge of the wiper element into contact with the mixer barrel, and an elastic portion that enables the wiper element to adjust relative to each of the collector and the mixer barrel during rotation of the mixer barrel. Thus the wiper element has limited movement independent of rotation of the mixer barrel and of vibrational movement of the collector and mixer barrel due to movement of the concrete mixer over rough terrain, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventor: Robert D. Turner
  • Patent number: 9110165
    Abstract: An apparatus forming a measuring device for ascertaining and monitoring a chemical or physical process variable in a high temperature process in a container, wherein the measuring device is formed from at least a sensor element located in the process and at least a measurement transmitter located outside the process. At least a first sealing element is provided for sealing against penetration of process medium into the sensor element. The sensor element has a boundary location between a first sensor element region, which faces the process and which is embodied with a high thermal resistance, and a second sensor element region, which faces away from the process and which has a low thermal resistance, and that the temperature sensitive element is arranged in the sensor element at the boundary location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: ENDRESS + HAUSER GMBH + CO. KG
    Inventors: Klaus Feisst, Eric Bergmann
  • Publication number: 20150114967
    Abstract: A cap assembly for a container that includes an outer-shell and an inner-element that is received within the outer shell. The outer shell includes a recess on the interior surface of a top portion and the recess includes a top flange section that restricts the opening. The recess receives a complementary end wall that extends from the inner-element and which has a lip that mechanically locks within the recess thereby keeping the shell and liner together. In embodiments a clutch plate is positioned between the shell and liner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Robert Brandriff, Charles Bentley, Christopher LePine
  • Patent number: 8864336
    Abstract: An LED light emitting apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a plurality of LEDs, a case having the LEDs at its front side, and a plurality of bolts each having a threaded portion for fixing the case to outside. The case has a plurality of insertion portions each allows inserting a bolt from the front side through the back side of the case. Each of the insertion portions has at its inner portion an elastic member having a first inner diameter which is smaller than the outer diameter of the threaded portion, and the elastic member is fixed in the insertion portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Nichia Corporation
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Yasuoka
  • Patent number: 8851123
    Abstract: A sealed stopper for an opening in a junction tubing between an enclosure and a pipe, including an attachment ring. The stopper includes a rigid lid and a sealing assembly borne by the lid including a passive annular gasket including at least one annular internal chamber, a first static annular gasket, a second static annular gasket and a flat gasket ensuring the seal of the opening of the tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Areva NP
    Inventors: Lionel Le Gall, Pierre Chevalier, Jean-Claude Petit
  • Patent number: 8720724
    Abstract: A mechanism is provided for physically protecting an interface on an electronic device having first and second protrusions, each having a surface. The mechanism includes first and second clamping mechanisms, a hinge assembly and a cover plate. Each clamping mechanism has a pair of blocks that are detachably fastenable together. As assembled along the protrusion surface of the device, the blocks form a channel that rigidly engages that surface. The hinge assembly forms a pivotable joint and can be removably attached to the first clamping mechanism to orient the pivotable joint substantially parallel to the interface. The cover plate can be removably attached to the hinge assembly for disposal to swing on the pivotable joint between closed and open positions. In the closed position, the cover plate securely connects to at least the second clamping mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Carl S. Lynn, IV
  • Patent number: 8708183
    Abstract: A lid-lift hole assembly for an underground utility vault lid comprises a liner positioned in an open-ended lid-lift hole, and a receptacle positioned below the liner. Opposite side walls of the receptacle contain thru-holes aligned with fastener holes in opposite side walls of the liner, Fasteners extending through the thru-holes and into the fastener holes (from the underside of the lid) are tightened (to apply pressure to the juncture between the receptacle and the liner) to lock the liner in the lid-lift hole. The receptacle forms an enlarged-volume, box-like enclosure rigidly (but releasably) held beneath an open passage through the liner. The space inside the receptacle can contain debris kept from entering the working area of the vault. The space inside the receptacle is shaped to receive a tool for removing the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Channell Commercial Corporation
    Inventor: Edward J. Burke
  • Patent number: 8689996
    Abstract: A system includes a container assembly comprising a cover threadingly coupled to a container along a threaded interface portion of an interface and a cover lock assembly. The cover lock assembly includes a lock screw configured to selectively move between a cover lock position and a cover release position. The lock screw extends across the interface to resist threaded rotation of the cover relative to the container in the cover lock position, and the lock screw is recessed away from the interface to enable threaded rotation of the cover relative to the container in the cover release position. The cover lock assembly also includes a lock insert configured to block movement of the lock screw from the cover lock position to the cover release position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Xu Ting, Kai Fan, Yuan Xia
  • Patent number: 8684216
    Abstract: An object is to provide a closing member for an opening, the closing member capable of more reliably maintaining a lightning-protective function. In addition to a first insulator 63, a second insulator 65 is provided between a door body 30 and a wing inner surface 11b around an opening 12. When the first insulator 63 falls off, the second insulator 65 becomes interposed between an inner peripheral planar part 64 and the wing inner surface 11b. With the first insulator 63 being tightly interposed between an outer peripheral planar part 62 and the wing inner surface 11b, the second insulator 65 faces the wing inner surface 11b with a predetermined clearance C therebetween. The outer peripheral planar part 62 is formed at a position further away from the wing inner surface 11b than an apical surface 65a of the second insulator 65 mounted on the inner peripheral planar part 64.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuki Tachibana
  • Patent number: 8657145
    Abstract: A system for sealing an access port of a pressurized container or conduit comprises a metallic cap 10 having a sealing surface 20 which forms a seal with a corresponding sealing surface 16 of a metallic access port assembly 2, when the surfaces are pushed against each other by a clamping means 4 which is preferably separate from the cap. As shown the metal to metal sealing surfaces are frustro-conical in shape. The cap comprises a shoulder 26 which engages the rim of the access port if the cap is over tightened preventing deformation of the sealing surfaces. The cap may comprise a further frustro-conical sealing surface 40 which co acts with a corresponding surface 46 on an insert 6 which fits within and rests upon an internal shoulder 18 of the access port assembly 2 which may be welded onto a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Vector International Limited
    Inventor: John Stobbart
  • Patent number: 8631961
    Abstract: Size reduction of a barrel-type casing using a shear key is aimed for while ensuring a necessary area of a head cover end surface. A shoulder is formed on the axially outer side of the outer circumferential surface of a head cover. The inner surface of a casing is provided with a circumferentially extending groove. Shear key structure includes a first shear key member disposed in the shoulder and the groove, such that at least a portion of its outer circumferential surface is in contact with the inner circumferential surface of the groove, and a second shear key member disposed adjacent to the first shear key member in the groove, the second shear key member having an axially projecting shoulder, its outer circumferential surface being in contact with an inner circumferential surface of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Naruse, Tetsuya Kuwano, Taiji Hashimoto, Haruo Miura, Mitsuhiro Narita
  • Patent number: 8608010
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sealing element fastening system for at least one sealing element of a pressure vessel, which has at least one opening and a sealing part, in particular a cover, provided for the opening. In the operating state of the pressure vessel each sealing element is at least partially inserted in an accommodating groove in the sealing part and corresponding sealing element fastening devices are positioned in each case in an indentation in the sealing part. The indentations are in each case sealed by a fill element in the operating state of the pressure vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Areva GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel Constantin, Jens Beck, Reiner Scheler
  • Patent number: 8556106
    Abstract: A reusable oval cap for an oval container that is threaded for ease of removal and installation and provides a water tight seal when fully seated in the container. When the cap is removed, the full cross sectional area of the housing is open for inserting or removing the contents of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Bayco Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Bijan Bayat, Gordon L. Treichler
  • Patent number: 8453303
    Abstract: Through experience of extended travels it is quite apparent that there is a need to solve the perplexing question of what should a person do when a family pet dies while on vacation. The Heart Pet Burial Vault solves this problem for owners of small to medium pets who die while miles from home and wish to return their pets home for burial. The burial vault is a strong, solid enclosure that protects the pet carcass inside an encasement that seals itself through a easy closing of an end cap by the simple turning of two screws. The unique seal allows the pet owner to retain the pet carcass for an extended period of time to store, transport and bury all in the same container without the fear of odor or liquid seepage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventors: Patricia Ellen Gamertsfelder, Allen Martin Gamertsfelder
  • Publication number: 20130126532
    Abstract: Container cover/door with high security locking system comprises a metal cover/door having a first through opening surrounded by a first metal sleeve or collar extending inwardly from the outer surface of the cover/door. Fixedly attached to the inner surface of the cover/door is a metal bracket having a second through opening surrounded by a second metal sleeve or collar that extends outwardly within the first collar. The locking system comprises a locking mechanism including a spring loaded latch contained within a housing mounted to an inner surface of the metal bracket, and a security screw having a screw head that is encased within the second collar with a close tolerance therebetween, and a screw shaft of a smaller diameter than the screw head that extends inwardly from the screw head through an opening in the locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Srinivas Kothy
  • Patent number: 8439217
    Abstract: An apparatus including a flange topped by a fitting including a trap adapted to seize and drive a lid of a barrel for opening the same and two inflatable gaskets equipping the flange and the trap that are inflated for clamping the container and the lid of the barrel at the connection thereof. Contamination inside the barrel and inside the upper enclosure will only spread over small surfaces of the apparatus between the gaskets and to the connection of both parts of the barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique et Aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventors: Christophe Brenneis, Atik Chaouch, Franck Laurent, Alain Gachon
  • Publication number: 20130082061
    Abstract: A system includes a container assembly comprising a cover threadingly coupled to a container along a threaded interface portion of an interface and a cover lock assembly. The cover lock assembly includes a lock screw configured to selectively move between a cover lock position and a cover release position. The lock screw extends across the interface to resist threaded rotation of the cover relative to the container in the cover lock position, and the lock screw is recessed away from the interface to enable threaded rotation of the cover relative to the container in the cover release position. The cover lock assembly also includes a lock insert configured to block movement of the lock screw from the cover lock position to the cover release position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Xu Ting, Kai Fan, Yuan Xia
  • Patent number: 8397960
    Abstract: A dispensing and sealing assembly for containers includes a mounting assembly comprising an assembly frame having an opening and a plurality of assembly mount flanges carried by the assembly frame. A dispensing assembly is carried by the mounting assembly and includes a tube skirt carried by the assembly frame generally over the opening and a dispensing assembly tube extending from the tube skirt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Woodrow Wilson Farrar, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130008906
    Abstract: A filler neck cap is adapted to mate with and close a filler neck. The filler neck cap includes a closure configured to engage the filler neck, an outer handle configured to be gripped by a consumer, and a torque-transmission member configured to transmit torque applied to the outer handle by the consumer to the closure to rotate the closure relative to the filler neck during installation of the cap in the filler neck and removal of the cap from the filler neck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: STANT USA CORP.
    Inventors: Louis T. Frank, Michael S. Brock
  • Patent number: 8308011
    Abstract: A yoke type quick opening closure is provided. A torque bolt shares loads of the yoke with a drawbolt, and a separate safety bolt is provided. A common wrench interface feature is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Perry Equipment Corporation
    Inventors: Firdosh Mehta, Donald W. Ray
  • Patent number: 8292115
    Abstract: An insert ring is mounted on a resin-made fuel tank body, the insert ring has seat surfaces for mounting a fuel pump thereon and boss holes formed in the seat surfaces. An insert molded body is formed by insert molding of the insert ring using a first resin material while leaving the boss holes and the seat surfaces exposed. The insert molded body is inserted into an outer surface of the fuel tank body by insert molding using a second resin material which forms the fuel tank body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihito Kobayashi, Yuki Mizukura, Takahiro Matayoshi, Tomoyuki Matsumura
  • Patent number: 8240500
    Abstract: Disclosed are apparatus and methodology for securing access to an underground device such as a storage tank. A lockable blocking plate is secured to a filler cap for an underground storage tank in a manner to inhibit access to the filler cap. The locking mechanism is configured such that the lock and blocking plate may freely rotate with respect to the filler cap. The blocking plate may include a side skirt extending to cover portions of the filler cap and, optionally, portions of a standpipe and coupling for the filler cap. Free rotation is enabled by way of an annular groove in a portion of the locking mechanism, and into which groove one or more locking portions may be inserted, or by way of a freely moving swivel boss attached to the filler cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: CompX International Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Dalton, Jr., Matthew R. Greiner
  • Patent number: 8201795
    Abstract: A portable manway cover handling apparatus comprises a lightweight support unit having a mounting tab secured to a manway stub flange within stub flange bolt holes by stud bolts projecting from expandable mandrel sleeves. A structural support beam is cantilevered from the mounting tab for attachment of a force line pulling machine. A force line from the pulling machine is attached to the manway cover and all manway flange bolts removed except a single loose hinge bolt proximate of the flange bottom. The pulling machine is operated to control the rotation of the manway cover about the hinge bolt to a stable suspension position whereat the manway portal is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: Dennis Lee Wolfford, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20120107577
    Abstract: A vessel closing laminate comprising: a seal laminate comprising a bottom subassembly of layers including a foil layer; and a seal substrate attached to the uppermost layer of the bottom subassembly of layers wherein the seal substrate has a bottom foam layer and a top plastic material layer and further includes a free tab lying wholly within the circumference of the seal; a wax layer on top of the plastic material layer of the seal substrate; and an absorbent liner adhered to the plastic material layer of the seal substrate by means of the wax layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: SELIG SEALING PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Victor Sachs, David John O'Brien, Andrew Fenwick McLean
  • Publication number: 20120091140
    Abstract: A used oil filter plug has a flat circular disc having an upper surface and a lower surface. A pair of mouse ear projections extends upwardly from the upper surface of the flat circular disc for thumb and forefinger leverage in turning the flat circular disc. A threaded stud extends downwardly from center of the lower surface of the flat circular disc. The threaded stud is sized to thread into an internally threaded central oil passage opening in an endplate of the used oil filter. This causes the lower surface of the flat circular disc to cover a plurality of oil passage openings in the end plate and bear against the rubber gasket seal ring preventing oil leakage therefrom, so that the used oil filter can be safely discarded without adversely affecting the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: WILLIAM H. MONEN, JR.
  • Publication number: 20120074010
    Abstract: An example of a carrying case includes an inner cover and an outer cover. The inner cover includes a first end and a second end. The outer cover also includes a first end and a second end. The first end of the outer cover is rotatably connected to a first pivot point at the first end of the inner cover and the second end of the outer cover is rotatably connected to a second pivot point at the second end of the inner cover. The outer cover can be rotated around the inner cover along the longitudinal axis of case to open and close the carrying case. The inner and outer covers form a storage compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventor: Rio Sabadicci
  • Patent number: 8096440
    Abstract: Pressure cooker equipped with a gripping part attached to the pan. The invention relates to a domestic pressure cooker comprising: a pan (2) which itself comprises a wall. a lid designed to be attached to the pan (2) to form with the latter a cooking chamber that is substantially impervious. at least one gripping part (20), attached to the pan (2) by means of attachment means (20A), characterized in that the attachment means (20A) at least comprise: an attachment orifice (200A) passing through the wall of the pan (2), wherein said attachment orifice (200A) is positioned on the wall of the pan (2) so that it does not communicate with the inside of the cooking chamber, and an attachment part (201A), connected to the gripping part (20) and extending through the attachment orifice (200A). Cooking devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: SEB S.A.
    Inventors: Eric Jacques Rhetat, Michel Pierre Cartigny
  • Patent number: 8096325
    Abstract: The conduit body assembly includes a metallic conduit body having an open upper end and a metallic cover removably positionable over the upper end. A metallic threaded fastener secures the cover to the body. The metallic fastener includes a threaded post and a nut removably attached to one end of the post. The nut and the post are formed of similar non-corrosive materials so as to resist corrosion therebetween. The nut is removable from the post in an environment where corrosion between the metallic fastener and the conduit body and cover prevents removal of the threaded fastener therefrom. Removal of the nut from the threaded post permits removal of the cover from the conduit body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Thomas & Betts International, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger Pyron
  • Patent number: 8091726
    Abstract: A pressure vessel having a cell with a locking pin, and a cap and associated methods and systems. The locking pin may be configured to engage the cap when the pressure vessel is pressurized to prevent rotation of the cap without depression of the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services Inc.
    Inventors: Richard S. Bradshaw, Robert Murphy, Dale Jamison