Pipe, Conduit, Or Cable Patents (Class 277/314)
  • Patent number: 10473255
    Abstract: A reactor pressure vessel includes a reactor pressure vessel body, a nozzle structure connected to the reactor pressure vessel body, a conduit structure connected to the nozzle structure, and a restraint device attached around a portion of the conduit structure. The restraint device includes collar parts that have cross sections corresponding to respective segments of a periphery of the portion of the conduit structure, brackets attached to the nozzle structure, and rods connecting the brackets to the collar parts. The collar parts are connected end-to-end to each other such that a cross section of the collar parts connected to each other corresponds to the periphery of the portion of the conduit structure. The collar parts are pinned to each other. The brackets spaced apart from each other around a periphery of the nozzle structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy Americas LLC
    Inventors: Joel Patrick Melito, Gerald Alan Deaver, Randy Morris Brown, Lorne Eugene Nix
  • Patent number: 10393971
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the present disclosure disclose a pluggable optical module, comprising a housing and an electromagnetic interference shielding clip clamped on the housing; a conductive member is provided between the housing and the electromagnetic interference shielding clip; and when the pluggable optical module is inserted into an optical module cage, the conductive member can block a gap between the housing and the electromagnetic interference shielding clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignees: Hisense Broadband Multimedia Technologies Co., Ltd., Hisense USA Corp., Hisense International Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Zhao, Hongchao Pan, Yinlong Liu, Wei Cui, Lin Yu
  • Patent number: 10352447
    Abstract: The gasket of the present invention is mainly comprised of a pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet containing a non-halogenated flame retardant, and at least one surface thereof is a pressure-sensitive adhesive face of the pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet containing a non-halogenated flame retardant. According to the present invention, a highly flame retardant gasket having practically sufficient tight-sealing property, which does not produce a toxic halogen gas during combustion can be realized. In addition, a highly flame retardant gasket having practically sufficient tight-sealing property, which does not produce a toxic halogen gas during combustion, and does not cause corrosion and discoloration of a metal member to be an adherend can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ryuuichi Kabutoya, Hiroyuki Tsubaki
  • Patent number: 10156128
    Abstract: An expandable tubular for use in a wellbore includes: a pin formed at a first longitudinal end of the expandable tubular; a box formed at a second longitudinal end of the expandable tubular; a tubular body connecting the pin and the box; and an elastomeric seal disposed in a groove of the box. Each of the pin and box has: a torque shoulder; and a thread. The pin has an asymmetric protrusion formed on an inner surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: WEATHERFORD TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Richard W. Delange, Scott H. Osburn, Syed Hossain
  • Patent number: 10094474
    Abstract: An isolation gasket that includes a metal core (100) defining an inner serrated annular section (105) that is radially spaced from an outer serrated annular section (110); and an annular groove (115) formed between the inner and outer serrated annular sections; and a first material (135) accommodated in the annular groove (115). In certain embodiments, a second material (125) is coupled to the inner serrated annular section (105); and a third material (130) is coupled to the outer serrated annular section (110). In one embodiment, the second material (125) has a first thickness (160) and the third material (130) has a second thickness (165) that is less than the first thickness (160). In one embodiment, the metal core (100) defines a first inner diameter (180) and the second material defines a second inner diameter (157) that is less than the first inner diameter (180).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Teadit N.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Jose Carlos Carvalho Veiga
  • Patent number: 10072623
    Abstract: A decoupling element, for decoupling a fuel injection valve from a cylinder head, includes a body that, in the mounted state, surrounds a housing of the fuel injection valve. The body is fashioned to include a cylinder-side support region to be supported on the cylinder head, and a valve-side support region for supporting the fuel injection valve. When the fuel injection valve is supported at the valve-side support region, the body is loaded with pressure. Only the cylinder-side support region of the body is fashioned in the shape of a closed ring, which connects segments of the body distributed around a circumference. The decoupling element enables the reduction of the transmission of noise from the fuel injection valve to the cylinder head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Mayer, Martin Scheffel, Martin Maier, Michael Knorpp, Pablo Antonio Napal Jimenez
  • Patent number: 10006572
    Abstract: An annular sealing material seals a pipe joint between a socket and a spigot. The sealing material includes a bulb part which is composed of a first bulb, a second bulb located closer to the inner side of the socket than the first bulb, and a narrow part present between the first and second bulbs. The first bulb is pressed against the inner circumferential surface of the socket. The second bulb is pressed against the outer peripheral surface of the spigot. The second bulb is inclined towards the pipe center from the first bulb in a natural state before it is provided between the socket and the spigot. The inner diameter of the second bulb is smaller than the outer diameter of the spigot in the natural state. The second bulb is extensible in the pipe diameter direction due to elastic deformation of the narrow part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Kubota Corporation
    Inventors: Shozo Kishi, Takashi Yokomizo, Yoshinori Itani, Takaaki Kagawa, Kohei Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9994963
    Abstract: Sealing devices are provided as configured for use with cathode devices of an electrolytic cell for production of aluminum. In particular, the seals are specifically configured to provide an outlet seal for the cathode bars. The sealing devices are made of a material that is elastic, gas-proof, and heat-proof, and can create a hermetic seal around the cathode bar in such a way as to be able to move synchronously or asynchronously with the movement of the cathode bar as it undergoes thermally induced movement during aluminum production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Mid-Mountain Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Tony Carroll, Yuri Nikolaevich Popov
  • Patent number: 9951869
    Abstract: A sealing ring for connecting a belled end of a female pipe to a spigot end of a male pipe is disclosed. The sealing ring includes a sealing portion joined to a restraining portion. Preferably the sealing portion is made of an elastomeric material and the reinforcing portion is made of a polymer and does not include a metal reinforcement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: TRELLEBORG PIPE SEALS LELYSTAD BV
    Inventors: Bernal Lopez-Chaves, Alan Guzowski
  • Patent number: 9745789
    Abstract: A expandable fenestration flashing product for an opening in an exterior surface of a structure includes a generally planar unitary flashing shaped to conform to the exterior surface, the flashing configured to extend outwardly from an entire perimeter of fenestration, and an inner portion configured to flexibly seal to the inner surface of the fenestrations. The expandable fenestration flashing product is formed as a unitary structure of a waterproof, expandable material. A method of integrating an expandable fenestration flashing product into an opening of an exterior surface of a structure includes securing the expandable fenestration flashing product described above onto the exterior of a structure about the fenestration, and pressing and securing the fenestration product at least partially into the fenestration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Norwood Architecture, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven A. Norwood
  • Patent number: 9719820
    Abstract: A pitot tube includes a substantially cylindrical body portion having an interior defining a flow passage and a tip portion extending along a pitot tube axis from the body portion. The tip portion includes a disk, a tip cover and a high thermal conductive insert disposed between the disk and the tip cover and in thermal contact with both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignees: GOODRICH AEROSPACE SERVICES PRIVATE LIMITED, ROSEMOUNT AEROSPACE INC.
    Inventors: Robin Jacob, Guru Prasad Mahapatra, Paul Robert Johnson
  • Patent number: 9520706
    Abstract: Downhole cable termination apparatus for terminating a cable that is to extend into a downhole environment from a tubing hanger to electrical equipment, the apparatus including: an electrical contact for electrical engagement with a conductor of the cable to form a termination, which, in use, is to be electrically insulated by an insulating portion; and a housing defining a chamber for receiving the insulating portion and in which the internal pressure is isolated from pressure in the downhole environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christopher Burrow, Mark Simmonds
  • Patent number: 9500054
    Abstract: Apparatus facilitating successive installation of casing sections endwise in a well, that includes hanger structure sized for installation at a well head, the hanger structure having a vertical through opening via which successive casing sections are installable vertically in the well, the hanger structure having vertically spaced shoulders for landing casing sections, there being adjustable structure for enabling controllable adjustment of hanger length, whereby uncemented casing weight is applied on the hanger structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: David M. Miller
  • Patent number: 9464926
    Abstract: A magnetic flowmeter flowtube assembly includes a conduit with a first end and a second end. A first neck flange is coupled to the first end of the conduit and has an inside diameter with a first notch extending radially outwardly therefrom. A second neck flange is coupled to the second end and has an inside diameter with a second notch extending radially outwardly therefrom. A fluoropolymer liner is disposed within and extends through the first neck flange, the conduit and the second neck flange. A pair of electrodes is mounted relative to the liner to measure a voltage induced within a process fluid flowing through the liner. A first spring-energized seal ring is disposed in the first notch and a second spring-energized seal ring disposed in the second notch. A method of sealing a magnetic flowmeter having a fluoropolymer liner is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: MICRO MOTION, INC.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Smith, Erik D. Anderson, Michael J. Mikolichek, Steven B. Rogers
  • Patent number: 9284700
    Abstract: A seal for sealing a cable anchor device (4) to a structural element (1, 3), the cable anchor device (4) being arranged to anchor at least one cable (2) to the structural element (1,3) and having a front surface (15) facing an opening (6) of the structural element, through which front surface the at least one cable (2) extends towards the exterior of the structural element, characterized in that the seal comprises a sleeve (12) which extends from a perimeter of a surface of the structural element including the opening (6) of the structural element to a perimeter of a hermetic portion of the anchored cable (2) comprising at least the front surface (15) of the anchor device (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: SOLETANCHE FREYSSINET
    Inventors: Erik Mellier, Ivica Zivanovic
  • Publication number: 20150139832
    Abstract: A sealing assembly for a downhole device has first (12) and second sealing (22) components which are urged together to make up the assembly such that a first sealing surface (34) on the first component radially presses a lip member (44) on the second component to change the angle of a second sealing surface (45) in the connected assembly. The components are urged together by a driving member (60) which can have screw threads that cooperate with the first component. The lip may be annular and may be formed by an undercut or recess (42) radially inwardly or outwardly of the lip member, allowing the lip member to bend radially inwards into the recess, during insertion of the second sealing component into the first.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: RMSpumptools Limited
    Inventors: Jonathan Peter Murty, Stuart David Gordon
  • Publication number: 20150137456
    Abstract: A packer is for use in a cable gland. The packer is formed from an elastic material including coarse-grained particles of a hardness sufficient for engagement with the surface of a cable, which has been inserted into the cable gland, when pressure is applied around the packer, whereby the packer substantially prevents the cable from slipping in the cable gland. A packer is used together with a cable gland.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Tranberg AS
    Inventor: Asbjorn Lund
  • Publication number: 20150130140
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to furnace systems and more particularly, but not by way of limitation, to a split-ring assembly for sealing a junction between a catalyst tube and a furnace. In one aspect, the present invention relates to a ring-seal assembly. The ring-seal assembly includes a housing ring coupled to an outer surface of a furnace. The housing ring is disposed around a circumference of a tube proximate a junction with the furnace. The ring seal assembly further includes a brush seal that is at least partially disposed within the housing ring. The brush seal is disposed around the circumference of the tube. A plurality of brushes extend radially inwardly from the brush seal towards the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Foster Wheeler USA Corporation
    Inventors: Alfred J. FALLER, Pasquale J. GIOVANNONE
  • Publication number: 20150130139
    Abstract: A gasket insertion cradle with a bottom frame portion configured to align a gasket between opposing flanges of a flange assembly and capable of being removed from the flange assembly by simply rotating the frame portion free once the gasket is within ring grooves of the opposing flanges. Gasket insertion devices may have a top portion hinged to the cradle and configured to secure a gasket between the top portion and the cradle during installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Steven Leary, Margaret Fitzgerald
  • Patent number: 9027929
    Abstract: A fluidic processor includes a first sealing member having a first sealing face, a first compressive face and at least one first sealing member fluid conduit; a second sealing member having a second sealing face, a second compressive face and at least one second sealing member fluid conduit; the second sealing face of the second sealing member being sealingly and slidingly engaged in a substantially fluid tight manner with the first sealing face of the first sealing member; and at least one actuator mechanically engaging at least one of the first sealing member and the second sealing member, or an XY stage, or mechanism that provides motion in two axes on one sealing member only.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventors: Neil R. Picha, Bruce D. Black, Jonathan D. Thompson
  • Publication number: 20150122917
    Abstract: A fluid injector includes a body associated with an outlet of the injector. An inlet tube is coupled to the body and has an open end for receiving fluid to be injected. An inlet cup has an open end and covers the open end of the inlet tube and also covers a portion of the body. The injector includes sealing structure including a primary seal providing a seal between the inlet cup and the inlet tube, a secondary seal between the body and the inlet cup and constructed and arranged to prevent liquid that is external to the injector from entering an interior of the injector through the open end of the inlet cup, and a surface feature on the body or on the inlet cup constructed and arranged to compress a portion of the secondary seal between the inlet cup and the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Aaron Shaw, Robert Wayne McFarland
  • Publication number: 20150114133
    Abstract: A measuring tube for a flow measuring device, wherein the measuring tube has a lining, wherein the lining has at least one sealing lip, which sealing lip serves to provide a sealing action between the measuring tube and a pipeline section adjoining the measuring tube in the installed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Endress + Hauser Flowtec AG
    Inventors: Roger Kerrom, Beat Tschudin, Raphael Hess
  • Publication number: 20150101859
    Abstract: An assembly (500) is provided including: a first component (10) having a first outer surface (15) defining an opening therein; a second component (30) having second surface (60); and a sealing system (100). The sealing system includes a sealing member (200) and a support member (300). The sealing member is configured for providing sealing between the first component and the second component with respect to the opening and along a generally non-planar sealing perimeters. The support member is configured for supporting the sealing member in a generally non-planar configuration corresponding to the generally non-planar sealing perimeter. At least one of the second component and the support member is configured for enabling the sealing system to be mounted to the second component in a sealing position wherein to align the sealing member with the second component along the sealing perimeter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: ISREAL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES LTD
    Inventor: Efraim Dabusc
  • Publication number: 20150090039
    Abstract: A pressure transmitter system for measuring a pressure of a process fluid in an industrial process includes a pressure transmitter having a pressure sensor. A process fluid passageway having a circular opening is configured to couple pressure of the process fluid to the pressure sensor. A concentric seal support structure extends around the circular opening comprising an annular recess. An annular stress riser is positioned radially inward from the annular recess. A seal material fills the annular recess and contacts at least a portion of the annular stress riser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: David Andrew Broden, Daniel Ronald Schwartz, Jonathan Gordon Koehler
  • Patent number: 8985586
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for sealing an electrical connection, such as a connection between two electrical extension cords, thereby protecting the electrical connection from moisture or water intrusion. The electrical connection is surrounded by a flexible, substantially water-impermeable material, such as a plastic sheet. The sheet has strips of adhesive around its perimeter. The sheet is wrapped around the electrical connection such that adhesive on one portion of the sheet is joined to adhesive on another portion of the sheet to form a sealed volume that surrounds the electrical connection. The electrical connection also may be sealed within a plastic sleeve having adhesive strips along the inside edge of the opening at each end of the sleeve. The sealing apparatus is a temporary, disposable, one-time use item that quickly and easily seals connections between extension cords, such as three-prong plug-in type extension cords used outdoors at concert venues, sporting events, construction sites and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventors: Dan Alpi, Scott Alpi
  • Patent number: 8967626
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement (10) for sealing off a joint area (1) between a first joint partner (20, 200) and a second joint partner (30, 300) by means of at least one elastic sealing element (18, 180) disposed between a first sealing surface (12.1) of the first joint partner (20, 200) and a second sealing surface (12.2) of the second joint partner (30, 300), and an associated method for sealing off the joint area (1) between a first joint partner (20, 200) and a second joint partner (30, 300). According to the invention, at least one reservoir (14) for an anticorrosion agent (16) is introduced in a sealing zone (11) of the first and/or second sealing surface (12.1, 12.2), wherein the sealing element encloses the reservoir (14) together with the first and/or second sealing surface (12.1, 12.2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Ruckh, Bernd Hierlemann
  • Patent number: 8967245
    Abstract: A method and assembly for reducing a radial gap between radially proximate components including a setting member having a first dimension that partially defines the radial gap, the setting member including a circumferential groove extending radially from the first dimension, and a first toroid having a second dimension, the setting member operatively arranged to engage with the first toroid, wherein increasingly engaging the setting member with the first toroid enables a boundary dimension of the assembly to be extended toward the radial gap for reducing the radial gap, the circumferential groove operatively arranged to catch the first toroid when the setting member is fully engaged with the first toroid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Amy L. Farrar, Edward T. Wood, Gregory C. Badke, Robert O. Castillo, Anthony P. Foster
  • Publication number: 20150048611
    Abstract: In general, a connector designed to slip on a tubular, or an extension thereof, may be locked onto the tubular and a seal created around the tubular to keep pressure trapped inside the tubular. Generally, the connector is slipped over and makes contact with the tubular via a sliding sleeve seal cover. In certain embodiments, when sufficient force is placed on the connector, one or more shear pins, which are holding the sleeve, are sheared, allowing the connector to be lowered onto the tubular and the seal to make contact with the tubular. The connector may be locked onto the tubular by means of a one piece slip energized by a cam typically held in place mechanically by one or more ratchets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: OCEANEERING INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Forrest Earl Shanks II, William David Wightman
  • Publication number: 20150023822
    Abstract: Systems and methods for providing seals around the motor leads and other conductors in ESP's. In one embodiment, elastomeric boot seals are positioned within annular spaces around motor leads in an ESP motor. When the motor is filled with dielectric oil, the elastomeric material of the boot seals absorbs some of the oil and swells. High temperatures may also cause the material of the seals to expand. Retainers which are not subject to swelling are positioned around the boot seals, thereby preventing the boot seals from expanding away from the leads. The retainers thereby maintain the seal of the boot seals against the motor leads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Matthew T. Majors, Chris J. Layton, Jeffrey G. Frey
  • Publication number: 20150021859
    Abstract: Sealing apparatus for applying corrosion prevention compound in the gap between flanges without using heat consists of 3 units including hydraulic power unit, compound injection cylinder unit, and flange belt unit. The present invention is used to apply corrosion prevention compound in the gap between flanges without using heat for melting the compound before sealing. The compound injection cylinder unit comprises two integrally formed cylinders sharing one connecting rod wherein the lower cylinder defines the hydraulic cylinder and the upper cylinder defines the compound injection cylinder. The compound injection cylinder unit is vertically formed on a pushcart provided with wheels for manual transportation. A threaded coupler is provided on top of the lid of the compound injection cylinder for connection with a hose for transferring the compound to the inlet on the flange belt unit. The flange belt unit is provided in various diameters from 2-24 inches.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: PTT PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Cheeraporn Ananthanawat, Ungkana Wongsiriwan, Patchareeporn Sintoorahat, Chamlong Prabkeao
  • Publication number: 20150021858
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a bulkhead sealing assembly including, a sealing-function group having a base plate, an outer sealing portion, and at least one inner sealing portion. The bulkhead sealing assembly further includes an elastic tolerance compensation member and a receiving memberformed as a flange surface of a housing of a vehicle air-conditioning system. The bulkhead sealing assembly has a tolerance compensation function for at least one connector through-portion which penetrates a vehicle bulkhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Gerald Richter, Gerd Vondahlen, Johannes Stausberg, Ralph Wiesmann, Thomas Alberternst
  • Publication number: 20150014550
    Abstract: A ultra-violet liquid processing device comprises a liquid processor, a lamp holder, a latching mechanism provided within the lamp holder, and a lamp holder fixed cover provided with a lock hole therein. The latching mechanism comprises a locking dog able to extend from or retract into the lamp holder and a water nozzle blocker. When the lamp holder is pressed on the liquid processor and connected with the liquid processor by lamp holder fixed cover, the locking dog projects from the lamp holder and enter into the lock hole of the lamp holder fixed cover, so that the lamp holder fixed cover is locked and cannot move. By means of the lamp holder fixed cover being locked by the latching mechanism and not able to be moved, the ultra-violet liquid processing device is sealed reliably by means of the substantial structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: SHENZHEN XINGRISHENG INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yonghao Li
  • Publication number: 20140374994
    Abstract: A pipe sealing gasket is shown which is designed to be received within a raceway provided within a socket end of a female bell plastic pipe end which is assembled with a mating male pipe end to form a plastic pipe joint. The raceway in the female bell plastic pipe end is preformed during manufacture and the gasket is installed thereafter. The gasket has a rubber body portion which is reinforced by a hard plastic band formed as a series of integral, spaced wedges which are interconnected by a flexible ribbon. The hard plastic band acts to prevent extrusion of the gasket during a variety of pressure conditions as well as preventing displacement during field assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: S & B Technical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Guillermo Monteil
  • Publication number: 20140374995
    Abstract: A pipe sealing gasket is shown which is designed to be received within a raceway provided within a socket end of a female bell plastic pipe end which is assembled with a mating male pipe end to form a plastic pipe joint. The raceway is preformed about the gasket during the pipe belling operation. The gasket has a rubber body portion which is reinforced by a hard plastic band formed as a series of integral, spaced wedges which are interconnected by a flexible ribbon. The hard plastic band acts to prevent extrusion of the gasket during a variety of pressure conditions as well as preventing displacement during field assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: S & B Technical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Guillermo Monteil, Keith Steinbruck
  • Patent number: 8916777
    Abstract: A gasket system is described for use with a conduit and junction box dust-tight seal assembly. The seal assembly includes a two-piece split clamp, each clamp having a shaft portion, a flange portion, a locknut cavity portion and lip portion. The gasket system includes one or more of a shaft gasket, a flange gasket, and a lip gasket that are mounted on and are used in conjunction with the overall seal assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Virginia Sealing Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Alfred Fitzgerald Waterland, III, Douglas Thomas Warthan, Brian Alton Blue
  • Publication number: 20140366256
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a toilet seal that is adaptable to conduits of different size. In one embodiment, the seal includes an integral sealing element coupled to an end of the sleeve. A modular sealing element is further disposed about the integral sealing element. The modular sealing element and integral sealing element are removable to thereby adapt the seal to conduits of different size. In another embodiment, the seal includes a first integral sealing element coupled to an end of the sleeve. The seal further includes a second integral sealing element coupled to the first integral sealing element. The first and second integral sealing elements are removable to thereby adapt the seal to conduits of different size. Related methods are described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Eduardo Coronado
  • Publication number: 20140361491
    Abstract: A system seals a filter or equipment component to abase and will continue to seal the filter or equipment component to the base in the event of hot air or fire. The system includes a first sealing material between the filter or equipment component and the base; and a second sealing material between the filter or equipment component and the base and proximate the first sealing material. The first sealing material and the second seal material are positioned relative to each other and relative to the filter or equipment component and the base to seal the filter or equipment component to the base and upon the event of fire the second sealing material will be activated and expand to continue to seal the filter or equipment component to the base in the event of hot air or fire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Erik P. Brown
  • Publication number: 20140353918
    Abstract: A sealing system of a burner basket in an ammonia oxidation burner, wherein the burner basket has a wall that is anchored in the ammonia oxidation burner and the burner basket has a gas-permeable bottom plate, which is placed on further internal fittings of the ammonia oxidation burner and has a peripheral rim, wherein the wall and the gas-permeable bottom plate are not mechanically connected to each other, and so there is a gap between the wall and the peripheral rim of the bottom plate, wherein at the peripheral rim of the bottom plate a rim seal that is made up of individual segments is mounted movably by way of guiding pins and the rim seal projects over the gap between the peripheral rim of the bottom plate to the wall and lies against the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS GMBH
    Inventor: J├╝rgen Fuchs
  • Patent number: 8901440
    Abstract: A system for transmitting electric power through a wall, including a housing intended for being rigidly connected to the wall, and two penetrator sub-units on either side of the housing, each including a conductive element and an insulating element rigidly connected to one another. The system is arranged so as to maintain electrical contact between the conductive elements of the penetrator sub-units while enabling the conducting elements to move axially relative to one another. The insulating elements of the two penetrator sub-units engage with the housing such that the compression forces to which each penetrator sub-unit is exposed are at least partially transmitted to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Carrier Kheops Bac
    Inventors: Henri Rousseau, Yves Cadoret
  • Publication number: 20140339773
    Abstract: Gaskets for use with a bell and spigot coupling system are disclosed herein. The gasket comprises an elastomeric member having a front edge, a first section, and a second section. Axial forces generated by the insertion of the spigot to the first section of the elastomeric member displace the first section of the elastomeric member in an axial and radial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: William W. Holmes, IV, William H. Owen, Jim Lambert
  • Publication number: 20140333066
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention provides a bushing including a first annular internal rib adapted and configured to engage a corrugation valley of corrugated tubing and a second annular internal rib adapted and configured to press against a conductive layer surrounding the corrugated tubing. The second annular internal protrusion has a rounded, substantially non-piercing profile. Another aspect of the invention provides a sealing device for connecting a length of tubing. The sealing device includes a body member defining a sleeve portion and the bushing as described herein adapted and configured to be received in the sleeve portion. Another aspect of the invention provides a length of tubing including: an inner tubing layer and the fitting as described herein engaged with the inner tubing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Titeflex Coporation
    Inventor: Jordan Strunk
  • Publication number: 20140319994
    Abstract: An exemplary ion source for creating a stream of ions has a chamber body that at least partially bounds an ionization region of the arc chamber. The arc chamber body is used with a hot filament arc chamber housing that either directly or indirectly heats a cathode to sufficient temperature to cause electrons to stream through the ionization region of the arc chamber. Electrically insulating seal element(s) engaging an outer surface of the arc chamber body are provided for impeding material from exiting the chamber interior openings of the arc chamber body. The seal element(s) have a ceramic body that includes an outer wall that abuts the arc chamber body along a circumferential outer lip. The seal also has one or more radially inner channels bounded by one or more inner walls spaced inwardly from the outer wall. The electrically insulating seal element comprises a Boron Nitride (BN) material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Neil K. Colvin, Tseh Jen Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8857049
    Abstract: A method for environmentally protecting a terminal block includes providing a sealing device including: a base substrate having an anchoring surface; and a gel sealant body having an engagement surface. The gel sealant body is secured to the anchoring surface and extends forwardly from the anchoring surface to the engagement surface. The method further includes: applying the sealing device to the terminal block such that the gel sealant body is interposed between the terminal block and the base substrate and the engagement surface engages the terminal block; and wrapping a retainer member around the terminal block and securing the sealing device to the terminal block using the retainer member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Edward O'Sullivan, George W. Pullium, III, Mahmoud K. Seraj
  • Publication number: 20140256166
    Abstract: Waterproof apparatus for cables and cable interfaces are provided herein. An exemplary apparatus includes a coupler body that includes a first end configured to releaseably couple with a connector bulkhead and a second end having an opening that is sized to receive a sealing gland, a cavity for receiving the sealing gland, the sealing gland comprising an outer peripheral surface configured to sealingly engage with an inner surface of the cavity, the sealing gland comprising an aperture that is configured to receive a cable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Mimosa Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Ramos, Wayne Miller
  • Publication number: 20140217675
    Abstract: In some implementations, an injectable flange gasket includes a plate having two parallel surfaces, each of the two parallel surfaces having an perimeter, the plate also having an outer edge between the perimeters of the parallel surfaces, the outer edge being about perpendicular to the two parallel surfaces, at least one groove in only one of the two parallel surfaces, the groove being continuous and the plate also having a hole that extends from a wall of the groove and through the outer edge of the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: FORGE TECH, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Lee Miller, Daniel J. Rybicki, Mathew A. Rybicki, Lawrence J. Povse, Kenneth R. Vejr, Andre S. Todd, John M. Griffin
  • Patent number: 8783693
    Abstract: Method for sealing an annular space in a rigid conduit (2) and a pipe, tube or duct (3) extending through the conduit (2) and made of a thermally weakenable material, wherein the method comprises applying in the conduit a layer (4) of a thermally expandable material concentrically around the pipe, tube or duct (3), and applying at each end of the conduit (2) between the conduit and the pipe, tube or duct (3) a sealant (5) being made of a fire resistant polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Beele Engineering B.V.
    Inventor: Johannes Alfred Beele
  • Patent number: 8764022
    Abstract: A system for stopping in an opening a flow of a fluid, wherein the system comprises: a kneadable silicon based polymer for fitting in and/or onto the opening so as to block any flow of the fluid through the opening, wherein the silicon based polymer comprises fillers so that the density of the silicon based polymer is higher as compared to the density of the silicon based polymer that does not comprise these fillers, and a silicon based sealant for applying against a dried form of the silicon based polymer, wherein the silicon based sealant is vulcanizable under exposure to humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Beele Engineering B.V.
    Inventor: Johannes Alfred Beele
  • Patent number: 8757629
    Abstract: A thermal bulb seal has a bulb portion and a tab portion that is configured to allow welding or other attachment of the bulb seal to the end surface of an insulating structure. Most preferably, the tab portion comprises an angled portion so allow welding of the bulb seal to another insulating structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Thermal Structures, Inc.
    Inventor: Vaughn V. Barnes
  • Publication number: 20140158422
    Abstract: A cable bushing assembly and a method of sealing a cable penetration through a housing are provided. The bushing assembly includes an interior shell, a central cavity and at least one aperture between a first face and a second face. At least one cable passes through the bushing assembly. The bushing assembly also includes an exterior shell at least partially circumscribing the interior shell. A clasp is located between the interior shell and the exterior shell to prevent separation of the exterior shell from the interior shell. Packing material seals the at least one cable within the interior shell. A method of sealing a cable penetration includes providing a housing with an opening, inserting a bushing assembly into the opening, and securing the cable bushing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Kai Fan, Liangjun Qiu, Ting Xu
  • Patent number: 8740223
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for sealing an electrical connection, such as a connection between two electrical power cords, thereby protecting the electrical connection from moisture or water intrusion. The electrical connection is surrounded by a flexible, substantially water-impermeable material, such as a plastic sheet. The sheet has strips of adhesive around its perimeter. The sheet is folded around the electrical connection such that adhesive on one portion of the sheet is joined to adhesive on another portion of the sheet to form a sealed volume that surrounds the electrical connection. The electrical connection also may be sealed within a plastic sleeve having adhesive strips along the inside edge of the opening at each end of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventors: Dan Alpi, Scott Alpi