Forming In Place (i.e., In Situ) Patents (Class 277/316)
  • Patent number: 11127516
    Abstract: A grommet includes a main body part fitted to a penetration hole penetrating an attachment panel, and a tubular part unified with the main body part so as to have a tubular shape. The tubular part includes a tubular part main body formed continuing from the main body part, and a fold-back part formed continuing from the tubular part main body on a side opposite to a side where the main body part is positioned in the axial direction and that can be folded back to the outside of the tubular part main body. The fold-back part is foldable between an attachment position where the fold-back part is folded back to the outside of the tubular part main body, and a use position where the fold-back part is positioned on the side opposite to the side where the main body part is positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Masaru Kiuchi, Hirotaka Kiyota, Takeshi Onoda
  • Patent number: 10988617
    Abstract: A sealant material composition for sealing asphalt includes a non-fiber asphalt emulsion between about 20.0 wt. % and about 60.0 wt. %, carbon black between about 0.5 wt. % and about 5.0 wt. %, an aggregate between about 1.0 wt. % and about 10.0 wt. %, wherein the aggregate is amorphous aluminum silicate, and a hydrophobic additive between about 0.1 wt. % and about 1.0 wt. %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Jack D. McClellan, Jr., Carl D. Hayes
  • Patent number: 10829243
    Abstract: Assemblies, apparatus, devices and methods useful in providing lightning protection of avionic components associated with aircraft antennas are disclosed. Aspects of the present disclosure may be used on aircraft comprising structural elements made from composite materials having a relatively low electrical conductivity. An exemplary assembly disclosed comprises: an antenna secured to a structural element of the aircraft and configured to receive wireless signals and/or transmit wireless signals external to the aircraft; a communication unit operatively connected to the antenna for signal transmission between the antenna and the communication unit; and an isolation transformer electrically disposed between the antenna and the communication unit where signal transmission between the antenna and the communication unit is conducted via the isolation transformer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: BOMBARDIER INC.
    Inventors: Fidele Moupfouma, William Tse
  • Patent number: 10723082
    Abstract: A cover for a housing of a vehicle and a method of sealing a cover to the housing, where in at least one example, the cover comprises a cover body configured to cover an opening of the housing and to engage the housing at an interface around the opening. The cover may comprise a heating element embedded within the cover body and operable to at least partially melt a portion of the cover body as a part of a process for sealing the cover to the housing. The portion of the cover body may deform and conform to an interface feature at the mating surface of the housing due to the at least partial melting of the portion of the cover body, and, in some examples, the heating element may be configured to fail and be inoperable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: William John Mallard
  • Patent number: 10184384
    Abstract: In a spherical annular seal member 38, a spherical annular base member 36 is constructed so as to be provided with structural integrity as a heat-resistant material 6 and a reinforcing member 5 are compressed to each other and intertwined with each other. In an outer layer 37, the heat-resistant material 6, a sintered solid lubricant constituted by a lubricating composition, and the reinforcing member 5 made from a metal wire net are compressed such that the sintered solid lubricant and the heat-resistant material 6 are filled in meshes of the metal wire net of the reinforcing member 5, and the solid lubricant, the heat-resistant material 6, and the reinforcing member 5 are integrated in mixed form, an outer surface 39 of that outer layer 37 being thus formed into a smooth surface 42 in which a surface 40 constituted by the reinforcing member 5 and a surface 41 constituted by the sintered solid lubricant are present in mixed form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Oiles Corporation
    Inventors: Hidetoshi Kaida, Kouhei Kurose
  • Patent number: 10117487
    Abstract: A protective encasement for an electronic device includes members that clasp together and a dispensed seal disposed on an inside surface of one of the members to form a watertight barrier between the member and a surface of the installed electronic device. The dispensed seal may comprise an elastomeric material dispensed on and adhered to the inside surface of the encasement. A first overlap region of the dispensed seal may overlap a second overlap region of the dispensed seal at an overlap point to form a closed loop. The closed loop may have a substantially uniform thickness to form the watertight barrier. The first and second overlap regions may each have reduced thicknesses that are less than the uniform thickness, but a combined thickness of the overlap regions at the overlap point substantially equals the uniform thickness to complete the closed loop of the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Tofigh J. Khodapanah, Minna L. Ranjeva
  • Patent number: 9919919
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a micromechanical component including a substrate and a cap, which is connected to the substrate and, together with the substrate, encloses a cavity, a pressure prevailing and gas mixture having a chemical composition being enclosed in the cavity. An access opening connecting the to surroundings of the micromechanical component is formed in the substrate or in the cap. The pressure and/or chemical composition are/is adjusted in the cavity. The access opening is sealed by introducing energy or heat into an absorbing part of the substrate or of the cap with the aid of a laser. A layer is deposited on or grown on a surface of the substrate or of the cap in the area of the access opening for mixing with a material area of the substrate or of the cap, which is converted into a liquid aggregate state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventors: Jens Frey, Jochen Reinmuth, Mawuli Ametowobla, Philip Kappe
  • Patent number: 9845809
    Abstract: A sealing joint for a compressor casing, such as a compressor casing for a centrifugal compressor of a chiller, is provided. The sealing joint may be configured to have a first cover and a second cover. A first mating surface of the first cover may have an inner annular portion surrounding an inner cavity of the sealing joint, and an outer annular portion. The inner annular portion may be positioned between the inner cavity of the compressor casing and the outer annular portion. A sealant may be applied to the sealing joint, and a depth of the sealant on the inner annular portion may be deeper than a depth of the sealant on the outer annular portion. The depth of the sealant on the inner annular portion may help the sealing joint tolerate more elongation range without a sealant failure than a regular casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Mark W. Harrison
  • Patent number: 9732261
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cross-linkable, elastomeric silicone composition and to a method using the composition according to the invention to form seals for sealing and assembling components of a power train. The silicone elastomers prepared from the composition according to the invention have: good resistance to ageing in chemically aggressive fluids such as those used e.g. in a power train, in this case engine oils, gearbox and axle lubricants, oil/gasoline mixtures, coolants, fuels, or antifreeze; good adhesion properties, even to surfaces soiled by the oils used in a power train; and good mechanical-strength properties, such as breaking strength, elongation at break, and Shore hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventors: Tania Ireland, Romain Sicre
  • Patent number: 9637067
    Abstract: The present specification relates to thermally expandable formulations comprising (a) at least one peroxidically crosslinkable binary copolymer comprising at least one monomer unit selected from vinyl acetate, (meth)acrylic acids and derivatives thereof, the binary copolymer having a melt flow index of not more than 3 g/10 min, as determined in accordance with DIN EN ISO 1133 and with a test load of 2.16 kg and a test temperature of 190° C., (b) at least one peroxide, (c) at least one chemical blowing agent, and (d) at least one polymer based on one or more diene monomers, and (e) at least one terpolymer based on at least one first monomer selected from singly or multiply unsaturated hydrocarbons, and on at least one second monomer selected from (meth)acrylic acids and derivatives thereof. The thermally expandable formulations exhibit a high level of persistence during the heating of the material as required for curing/expansion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Rainer Kohlstrung, Takehito Yamada
  • Publication number: 20150144741
    Abstract: A sealing member for forming a seal in an aircraft, the sealing member comprising: a sealing material; and a stiffening element which provides structural support to the sealing material and comprises a material with a glass transition temperature below +50° C. The stiffening element is relatively flexible when the aircraft is at low altitude (high temperature) but becomes relatively stiff (increasing resistance to seal flutter) when the aircraft is at cruise altitude (low temperature).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Colin John WEST
  • Publication number: 20150137644
    Abstract: Certain exemplary aspects of the present disclosure are directed towards an apparatus in which a base deck and a base deck cover interface with one another to provide a permeability path. The base deck includes an outer region, and the base deck cover includes a lip that interfaces with the outer region of the base deck to provide the permeability path. The permeability is further defined by at least three interleaved sidewalls of the base deck and base deck cover that define two segments of the permeability path. The permeability path is filled with a polymer material that creates a seal between the base deck and base deck cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Frank William Bernett, Neal Gunderson, Steven Lee Weber
  • Patent number: 9027930
    Abstract: A method of sealing a passage in a body with a sealing composition comprising (a) a major proportion of a latex emulsion or colloid; and (b) a minor proportion of lauric acid or a laurate compound; and (c) at least one further selected additive, ideally a latex coagulation inhibitor, wherein said composition is pumped into said passage where it is set or coagulated to form a seal. Advantageously, the laurate compound is ammonium laurate and coagulation is conveniently induced by adjusting pH of the sealing composition from alkaline to acidic pH range. The method is particularly well suited to sealing in faulty formations or sealing sites and may be used in sealing within salt mines which contain brines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Relborgn Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Nico Johan Grobler, Deon Van Dyk
  • Publication number: 20150093082
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector assembly comprises a ferrule assembly including a ferrule and a hub. The ferrule has a distal end and a proximal end. The proximal end of the ferrule is mounted to the hub. The ferrule defines a fiber passage that extends through the ferrule from the proximal end to the distal end. The fiber optic assembly further comprises an optical fiber having an end portion potted within the fiber passage of the ferrule. A loose tube receives the optical fiber. The loose tube has a distal end positioned inside the hub and defines a venting opening that starts at the distal end of the loose tube and extends proximally along a length of the loose tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Yu LU, Ronald A. Beck
  • Publication number: 20150086143
    Abstract: A bush assembly comprising a component having a bore, a bush fitted in the bore and having a flange that extends radially outwardly over a surface of the component surrounding the bore, and a seal assembly for sealing the interface between the flange and the surface of the component, wherein the seal assembly includes a seal member and a layer of sealant between the seal member and the interface between the flange and the surface of the component. Also a method for sealing a bush, a kit of parts for forming a bush assembly, and a clamping tool for forming a bush assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: James Wilson, Alan Quayle, Paul Hadley, John Colin West, Simon Carrick, John Monteith, Peter Mason
  • Publication number: 20150069711
    Abstract: A seal comprises: a first portion including a crosslinked product of: a first crosslinked polymer; and a second crosslinked polymer; and a second portion including a polymer which is different than a constituent polymer in the first portion, wherein the seal has a gradient in glass transition temperature. A method for sealing comprises: disposing the seal of claim 1 in an opening; heating the seal to a temperature greater than a minimum value of the glass transition temperature of the gradient; and applying pressure to an elastic portion of the seal for sealing the opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Michael H. Johnson, Nicholas Carrejo
  • 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: 20150048403
    Abstract: Methods for making multiple hermetically sealed optical components are disclosed. Methods for making an individual hermetically sealed optical component are disclosed. An individual hermetically sealed optical component and products including same are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
  • Publication number: 20150014934
    Abstract: A foamable sealing material contains a polymer, a foaming agent, and a fire retardant. The fire retardant contains 5 to 110 parts by mass of metal hydroxide and 5 to 110 parts by mass of a halogen organic compound relative to 100 parts by mass of the polymer. The foamable sealing material is foamable for sealing a space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Takehiro Ui
  • Patent number: 8931782
    Abstract: An upper oil pan of an engine includes a flange with an oil pan abutment surface that is fixedly coupled to a flange formed on a cylinder block. The oil pan abutment surface comprises a flat portion that is substantially parallel to a cylinder block abutment surface of the cylinder block, a slanted portion that is slanted with respect to the flat portion, and a vertical wall portion connecting the flat portion and the slanted portion. The vertical wall portion is formed substantially perpendicular to the flat portion. The cylinder block and the upper oil pan are fixedly coupled together via an interposed liquid gasket. Thus, the seal structure in which the liquid gasket is adequately cured is provided, and sufficient sealing properties can be obtained with a small amount of material used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignees: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Aichi Machine Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Arata Taguchi, Midori Kondo, Masatoshi Hada
  • Patent number: 8899592
    Abstract: A seal is inserted into a space to be sealed. First and second end portions of the seal are engaged with first and second end surfaces of the space. The seal is compressed between the first and second end surfaces. The compression strains the seal. The strain includes the rotation of a cross-section of the seal so as to bias the seal into engagement with a surface forming one of an inboard surface and an outboard surface of the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Horace P. Halling
  • Publication number: 20140239596
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to frit materials that have an improved IR absorption property. Certain examples relate to frit materials that substantially melt in about 3 minutes at a temperature of about 525° C. Certain examples relate to a method of making an edge seal by using IR energy. Certain examples relate to adjusting the IR energy applied to a frit material to form an edge seal. Certain examples also relate to making a VIG unit by applying IR energy and adjusting the amount of IR energy over multiple periods of time, e.g., in an oscillating manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: Timothy A. DENNIS
  • Publication number: 20140234167
    Abstract: A method for forming a self-regenerating seal in a mixing chamber of a high-pressure mixing apparatus for polymeric components suitable for providing a reactive mixture for a polymerisable resin. An annular sealing element is provided in a circular housing seat inside the mixing chamber, in a sealing zone downstream the injection holes for the polymeric components; worn and/or torn parts of the annular sealing element are automatically regenerated by the same reactive mixture delivered during operation of the mixing apparatus. A high-pressure mixing apparatus with self-regenerating sealing element is also claimed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: AFROS S.P.A.
    Inventors: Carlo Fiorentini, Maurizio Corti
  • 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: 8763254
    Abstract: There is disclosed a process of forming reinforcements, baffles and seals having malleable carriers. The process typically includes application of an activatable material to a malleable carrier and contouring of the activatable material the malleable carrier or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Gray, Thomas L. Coon, Matthew Thomas
  • Publication number: 20140166331
    Abstract: An electronics module includes a module housing having a base structure and a plurality of side walls. A module cover contacts the side walls and is connected to the module housing via at least one fastener. The module housing includes at least one fastener boss for receiving the at least one fastener. Each of the fastener bosses includes a fastener hole protruding partially into the fastener boss and a vent hole connecting the fastener hole to an opening on a surface of the fastener boss exterior to the module housing, and a sealant disposed in the fastener boss, thereby preventing external air from entering the electronics module through a fastener connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Continental Automotive Systems US, Inc.
    Inventors: James G. Godwin, Kevin Douglas Moore, Patrick Su
  • Patent number: 8733051
    Abstract: A building block assembly is provided comprising a building block and a seal. In one embodiment, the building block comprises a first surface, and the first surface has a groove. The seal is movable from a first position to a second position. In the first position, the seal is retracted into the groove, and in the second position the seal is extended outside the groove. In another embodiment, the seal is connected to the building block, and the seal at least partially encases a fluid sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Rampf Molds Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Tom Griffith
  • Patent number: 8710159
    Abstract: Disclosed are polyfunctional sulfur-containing epoxies and compositions containing polyfunctional sulfur-containing epoxies. The polyfunctional sulfur-containing epoxies may be used as a curing agent and combined with polythioethers and/or polysulfides used to provide high elongation sealants useful in aerospace applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: PRC DeSoto International, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Blackford, Juexiao Cai, Raquel Keledjian, Renhe Lin, Jose Luzano, Chandra B. Rao, Bruce Virnelson
  • Publication number: 20140042706
    Abstract: A continuous filament non-woven web is disclosed, wherein filaments of the web include an expandable thermoplastic material. Mattings fabricated from the continuous filament non-woven web are also disclosed. The web or matting can be used in sealing applications as it can be cut into desired dimensions and inserted into a cavity. The web or matting allows for introduction and drainage of further fluids in and from the cavity. The extendable thermoplastic material can be activated and foamed to fill a part of or the entire cavity. The sealing can prevent air, water or noise from intruding into the cavity and a space behind that cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Sam PILLARS, Patricia Heidtman, Frank Hoefflin, Eric R. Medaris, John I. Hanley, IV
  • Publication number: 20140035309
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for blocking the passage of air through a connection portion of two vehicle body portions. A first vehicle body portion is provided having a generally planar first surface. Expandable foam is mounted to the first surface of the first vehicle body portion. A second vehicle body portion having a generally planar second surface is connected to and overlapping the first surface of the first vehicle body portion thereby fully covering the expandable foam. The expandable foam expands when heated and is operable to expand to fill gaps to prevent the passage of air thereby preventing turbulent mixing of the air flow flowing between the first and second vehicle body portions with the air flow flowing from outside the vehicle. A method is further provided for blocking the passage of air through the connection portion of two vehicle body portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Mingher Fred Shen, Scott W. Shopoff
  • Patent number: 8608173
    Abstract: According to one aspect, an apparatus to provide sealing contact between first and second fueldraulic components includes a metallic member, wherein the metallic member comprises a layer of metal that is formed into a spring energized seal member. The apparatus also includes a layer disposed on an outer portion of the metallic member to provide sealing contact between the first and second fueldraulic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventor: Kevin M. Ryan
  • Patent number: 8581118
    Abstract: A seal structure capable of achieving a waterproof structure at low cost while being flexibly adaptable to design change of a wire member, a method of forming the seal structure, a wire body and an electronic apparatus using them are provided. A seal structure 15 for sealing through holes 33, 43 of housings 31, 41 in which a wire member 20 is inserted is configured to include a covering C that includes a spacer member 11 disposed on one side of the through hole, secures the spacer member 11, the wire member 20 and the housings 31, 41 to each other and seals them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Kasuga, Hidehiko Mishima, Kazuya Maruyama
  • Publication number: 20130292383
    Abstract: A sealing apparatus includes a carrier and sealant contained by the carrier. An enclosure interface includes first and second pieces and defines one or more sealing channels that the sealing apparatus may be positioned within. The first piece defines an opening that has a perimeter sealed by the sealing apparatus. When the first and second pieces are mounted together, the sealant forms a first interface seal with the first piece and a second interface seal with the second piece. The one or more sealing channels are interconnected by one or more junction sections that include a volume of sealant. The carrier may define first and second channels that respectively contain first and second volumes of sealant. The method for making the sealing apparatus may include extruding the first and second volumes of sealant into the first and second channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Tyco Electronics Corporation
  • Patent number: 8551611
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a joint seal for sealing a component joint, which comprises an insulation material in an internal joint area and a sealing material in at least one front-side joint edge area. The insulation material comprises a single-component, moisture cross-linking, elastic polymer foam and the sealing material is a sealant which is vapor-diffusion tight, directly adjoins the insulation material, is single-component, moisture cross-linking, and sprayable before the curing, as well as having an elasticity which is essentially equal to or greater than that of the insulation material. Furthermore, a method for producing the joint seal is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Gabriel Pichler
  • Publication number: 20130256991
    Abstract: A sealing assembly including a seal element at least partially formed from a shape memory material. The shape memory material urges the seal element to revert to an original shape upon exposure to a transition stimulus. The seal element is operatively arranged for sealing against a downhole structure when in the original shape. An interlock mechanism is included for holding the seal element in a deformed position in which the seal element is not able to seal against the downhole structure even after exposure to the transition stimulus. A method of setting a downhole sealing assembly is also included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Ramon, Mark Adam, Edward Wood
  • Patent number: 8513370
    Abstract: A method is described for sealing and assembling, pointing and/or coating a substrate by means of silicon elastomers prepared using silicon compositions that do not contain any metal catalyst such as, for example, tin, and cross-linking by polycondensation reactions in the presence of water (for example, ambient moisture).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Bluestar Silicones France SAS
    Inventors: Christian Maliverney, Tania Ireland
  • Publication number: 20130207348
    Abstract: Applicator (1) for sealants, comprising—a feed tube (7) with a supply side (5), a tubular feed part and an outflow side, wherein the outflow side comprises a nozzle (22); —a wiping blade (9) fixedly connected to the outflow side of the feed tube, wherein the periphery of the nozzle is located in the upper surface of the wiping blade and wherein the upper surface of the wiping blade has a profile formed from: an inner surface (24) bounded by two upright dikes (20), wherein the nozzle is located between the two dikes and in the inner surface, wherein the dikes and the inner surface extend to an edge (28, 30) of the wiping blade where the profile of the inner surface (24) and the dikes (20) together form a wiping edge (28) for applying and wiping sealant on an object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventor: Rene Frederik Hendrikus Smeets
  • Publication number: 20130182997
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an optical waveguide module which has a small optical coupling loss between the light element and the optical waveguide and can perform high-quality optical communication, a method for producing the optical waveguide module with high efficiency, and an electronic apparatus which includes the optical waveguide module and can perform high-quality optical communication, and the present invention provides an optical waveguide module including: an optical waveguide including a core portion, a clad portion that is provided to cover a side surface of the core portion, and an optical path-converting unit that is provided partway along the core portion or on an extended line of the core portion and that converts an optical path of the core portion to the outside of the clad portion; an optical element that is provided over the clad portion; a circuit board that is provided between the optical waveguide and the optical element and has a through-hole formed along an optic
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Inventors: Makoto Fujiwara, Motoya Kaneta
  • Patent number: 8470950
    Abstract: A method is described for sealing and assembling components of a drive train by means of silicon elastomers prepared using silicon compositions that do not contain any metal catalyst such as, for example, tin, and cross-linking by polycondensation reactions in the presence of water (for example, ambient moisture).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Bluestar Silicones France SAS
    Inventors: Christian Maliverney, Tania Ireland
  • Publication number: 20130154194
    Abstract: To prevent escape of exhaust gas and soot from a turbocharger, a heat resistant sealing material is applied to a contact surface between a turbocharger bearing housing and center housing, and cured or dried to form a thin solidified coating. The end housing is then assembled to the bearing housing, whereby the coating provides a gas and soot seal between the bearing housing and end housing. The inventive seal could however also be used to seal the connection between two turbine stages, or any parts attached to a turbocharger end housing and subject to pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: BORGWARNER INC.
    Inventor: Daniel J Van Saun
  • Publication number: 20130122390
    Abstract: A sealed assembly is made using sealant including a deformable spacer to control thickness without adversely impacting elasticity and sealing force. Deformable spacers (e.g., elastomer, polyolefin, etc.) are mixed with an elastomeric precursor material and dispensed onto an assembly component, such as a fuel cell bipolar plate, and the remaining component(s) are assembled by pressing against the deformable spacer to ensure a defined seal thickness. The precursor is cured to form a seal that is further compressed to provide an effective sealing force. The deformable spacers control the thickness of a sealed area and allow use of form-in-place sealing processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventors: Richard H. Blunk, Andrew P. Nowak
  • Publication number: 20130068104
    Abstract: An equipment component system including an equipment component structure having a first unit and a second unit and an intumescent paint or sealant on said equipment component structure. The intumescent paint or sealant provides sealing or prevents warpage or deformation or separation of a equipment component or sub-component in a fire or at high temperatures. The intumescent paint can shut a gap in a fire or at high temperatures. The intumescent paint can also pen a gap in a fire or at high temperatures so that fluid flow is preferentially directed one route versus another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Lawrence Livermore National security, LLC
    Inventors: Erik P. Brown, Mark A. Mitchell, Ronald A. Beaulieu
  • Patent number: 8398086
    Abstract: A sealer (5) for sealing a sealed portion (3) is a sheet member formed into a shape that matches a three-dimensional shape of the sealed portion (3). The sealed portion (3) is sealed by placing the sealer (5) over the sealed portion (3) and heating the sealer (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignees: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Iidaindustry Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Otake, Yoshinori Nemura
  • Patent number: 8382118
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a magnetic fluid sealing device having a shaft centered with respect to a magnetic structure and rolling element bearing, as well as a method for centering the shaft in the device. A compressible ring located in a groove on the shaft is used to partially fill the gap between the shaft and the rolling element bearing and to make contact with the rolling element bearing. The compressible ring aligns and centers the shaft with the rolling element bearing. A liquid locking material is added to the gap and hardened to couple the shaft and compressible ring to the rolling element bearing. An alternative self-alignment mechanism is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Rigaku Innovative Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Mahoney, Walter Helgeland
  • Publication number: 20120313325
    Abstract: A surgical valve includes a housing with a proximal housing portion and a distal housing portion cooperating to define a gel cavity. A seal material is disposed in the gel cavity and includes a gel having flow characteristics and incompressible characteristics. A distal guide tube is provided to facilitate retrograde insertion of a surgical instrument into the seal material. During assembly, pressure is applied by the housing portions to the seal material in order to form a circumferential seal and to close an instrument channel. Manufacture can be facilitated by use of a mandrel for maintaining the structural elements in axial alignment. Complimentary screw threads disposed between the first and second housing portions can be used to pressurize the gel and thereby create a locking force on an inserted instrument. Detented tabs can be provided to facilitate control of this locking force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Applied Medical Resources Corporation, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Gonzales, Boun Pravong, Richard C. Ewers, Richard L. Myers
  • Patent number: 8317200
    Abstract: Precompressed sealing tape for sealing a joint has a foam strip and a foil-type wrapping, which completely surrounds the foam strip and thus holds it in a precompressed state. A first transverse surface of the foam strip is pressed against a strip-like element, which is arranged inside the wrapping and has a certain resistance to bending in the transverse direction of the foam strip. A second transverse surface of the foam strip, which is arranged opposite to the first transverse surface, is firmly connected to the foil-type wrapping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: ISO-Chemie GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Deiss
  • Publication number: 20120211943
    Abstract: A sealing device and a method for providing a seal between adjacent components in a turbine system are disclosed. The sealing device includes a seal plate configured to provide a seal between adjacent components, a wire mesh mounted to the seal plate, the wire mesh defining a plurality of voids, and a sealant impregnating the wire mesh such that at least a portion of the plurality of voids include the sealant therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Publication date: August 23, 2012
    Inventors: Rebecca Evelyn Hefner, Canan Uslu Hardwicke, Victor John Morgan
  • Patent number: 8231128
    Abstract: An integral seal and sealant package includes a prefabricated seal element having multiple surfaces; a high-temperature sealant composition engaged with one or more of the multiple surfaces; and a backer material enclosing the prefabricated seal element and the high-temperature sealant composition. The backer material has composition permitting the backer material to be installed with the seal element and the sealant composition between adjacent components to be sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Victor John Morgan, Benjamin Paul Lacy
  • Publication number: 20120187633
    Abstract: A method is described for sealing and assembling, pointing and/or coating a substrate by means of silicon elastomers prepared using silicon compositions that do not contain any metal catalyst such as, for example, tin, and cross-linking by polycondensation reactions in the presence of water (for example, ambient moisture).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Christian Maliverney, Tania Ireland
  • Publication number: 20120181753
    Abstract: A method is described for sealing and assembling components of a drive train by means of silicon elastomers prepared using silicon compositions that do not contain any metal catalyst such as, for example, tin, and cross-linking by polycondensation reactions in the presence of water (for example, ambient moisture).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Inventors: Christian Maliverney, Tania Ireland