Contact Seal For Other Than Internal Combustion Engine, Or Pipe, Conduit, Or Cable Patents (Class 277/628)
  • Patent number: 11118041
    Abstract: Described herein are thermoplastic elastomer compositions that comprise 30-60 wt % of a thermoplastic vulcanizate, 5 to 25 wt % of a thermoplastic resin, 5 to 25 wt % of a high density polyethylene, and 5 to 40 wt % of a ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene. The thermoplastic elastomer compositions may be particularly useful in forming laminates, such as slip coat laminates for glass run channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Yamaguchi, Oscar O. Chung, Eric P. Jourdain
  • Patent number: 11104101
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed in which a seal is formed between an interior of an airbag inflator base and an exterior environment. A polymeric member of a membrane seal can form a solid state bond with an overmold of an electrical connector of an initiator of an airbag inflator. Furthermore, an adhesive film of the membrane seal can bond to the airbag inflator base at a position disposed at least partially around a recess through which the overmold couples an initiator to the airbag inflator base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan R. Larsen
  • Patent number: 11096297
    Abstract: A housing for electronic components within a vehicle, the housing comprising: a main compartment adapted to house one or more electronic components; and a venting arrangement to allow a gas flow path between an interior of the main compartment and the exterior of the main compartment, wherein the venting arrangement comprises: a shield portion positioned on the exterior of the main compartment and defining a flow pathway having first and second apertures at respective first and second ends thereof, at which the flow pathway is in communication with the atmosphere; and a communication passage extending between the interior of the main compartment and the flow pathway, and joining the flow pathway at a position between the first and second ends thereof, wherein the communication passage meets the flow pathway at a point which is nearer to the first end than the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: VEONEER SWEDEN AB
    Inventors: Norbert Karszt, Sebastian Hetzel
  • Patent number: 10830069
    Abstract: A sealing arrangement for sealing between a stage-one nozzle and an aft frame includes a seal comprising a flexible sealing element. The flexible sealing element includes an intermediate portion, a first outer portion on one side of the intermediate portion, and a second outer portion on the other side of the intermediate portion. The intermediate portion is mechanically loaded against the first stage nozzle and the aft frame, and the first outer portion and the second outer portion are pressure-loaded against the aft frame and the stage-one nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Victor John Morgan, Jesse Ellis Barton, Richard Martin DiCintio, Kevin Thomas McGovern
  • Patent number: 10749154
    Abstract: The present invention provides a battery pack including: a battery module assembly including a plurality of battery cells; a tray assembly having an upper surface on which the battery module assembly is mounted; a cover member having an outer periphery coupled to face an outer periphery of the tray assembly while the battery module assembly is accommodated therein; and a sealing gasket interposed between the mutually facing outer peripheries of the tray assembly and the cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoon Hee Lee, Min Sung Kim, Jun Hee Jung
  • Patent number: 10720653
    Abstract: A bipolar plate intake structure of a fuel cell having drainage channels is disclosed herein. It mainly comprises an anode electrode plate having a gas flow path plane, a first inlet portion, a first outlet portion, and a first sealing member, wherein the first sealing member is provided with a first sealing structure for sealing the anode electrode plate and isolating the gas flow path plane, the first inlet portion, and the first outlet portion from each other; and a cathode electrode plate having a gas flow path plane, a second inlet portion, a second outlet portion, and a second sealing member, wherein the second sealing member is provided with a second sealing structure for sealing the cathode electrode plate and isolating the gas flow path plane, the second inlet portion and the second outlet portion from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Jenn-Jiang Hwang
  • Patent number: 10682903
    Abstract: An interface between two vehicle structures can be selectively sealed using an active seal. The active seal can include an outer casing and an actuator located within the outer casing. The actuator can include a bladder. The bladder can define a fluid chamber, which can contain a dielectric fluid. The actuator can include a first conductor and a second conductor operatively positioned on opposite portions of the bladder. The actuator can be activated and deactivated by selectively supplying electrical energy to the actuator. When electrical energy is supplied to the actuator, the actuator can have a reduced cross-sectional profile such that the interface is not sealed and movement of the second vehicle structure is not impeded by the seal. When electrical energy is not supplied to the actuator, the actuator can be in a non-activated condition in which the interface is substantially sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Umesh N. Gandhi, Danil V. Prokhorov, Michael Paul Rowe, Ryohei Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 10679523
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting tampering with a seal is provided. A loop seal tamper indicating device includes a seal wire that may be passed through a secured item or container to form a loop with the free ends of the seal wire passing through a seal housing. A plunger body including an adhesive-filled cavity is inserted into the seal housing, such that a piston expresses the adhesive into the space between the seal housing and the plunger body. The adhesive may contain reflective particles and is cured to fix the particles and the adhesive in place. A reference image may be taken to record the unique identifier and reflective signature of the adhesive. Future validation images may be compared to the reference image to determine whether the reflective signature has changed, thus indicating that the seal has been tampered with.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: George E. Weeks, Keith Tolk, Jennifer E. Tanner, Jacob Benz, Keir C. Allen, Helen M. White, Daniel Krementz, Lawrence J. Harpring, Raymond R. Lawson
  • Patent number: 10502162
    Abstract: A seal device that may be for a variable area fan nozzle (VAFN) assembly of a turbofan engine is positioned between first and second surfaces configured to move between close and distant positions. The seal device includes a first electrode engaged to the first surface and a second electrode spaced between the first and second surfaces and spaced from the first electrode. A resilient first element of the device is disposed between and engages to the first and second electrodes, and is configured to move between contracted and expanded states when the electrodes are energized. A resilient second element of the device opposes the second surface and is engaged to the second electrode. The second element is configured to move between a compressed mode when the first and second surfaces are in the close position and an extended mode when the first and second surfaces are in the distant position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: ROHR, INC.
    Inventors: Joel H. Frank, Lubomir A. Ribarov
  • Patent number: 10458264
    Abstract: A component for a gas turbine engine according to an example of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a body including a cold side surface adjacent to a mate face. A plurality of ridges extends from the cold side surface. A seal member abuts the plurality of ridges to define a plurality of cooling passages. The seal member is configured to move between a first position and a second position relative to the plurality of ridges. Each of the plurality of cooling passages includes a first inlet defined at the first position and a second, different inlet defined at the second position. A method of sealing between adjacent components of a gas turbine engine is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dominic J. Mongillo, Jr., Brandon W. Spangler, Lane Thornton
  • Patent number: 10449852
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fuel cap including a body and a seal positioned on the body, the cap adapted for engaging a filler tube opening, and the seal positioned on the cap body such that the seal sealingly engages an inner diameter surface of a fuel filler neck to seal the cap to the fuel filler neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: John A. Loffink
  • Patent number: 10291832
    Abstract: A camera module is provided. The camera module includes: a printed circuit board on which an image sensor is to be mounted; a base arranged on an upper side of the printed circuit board; a cover can coupled to an upper side of the base; and a sealing member interposed between the base and the cover can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun Taek Lee, Sang Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 10227734
    Abstract: A foam-based expansion joint seal system packaging which facilitates transport and reduces the need for internal splices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Veloxion, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven R. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10208613
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a seal between two circumferential components. The seal comprises a plurality of seal segments disposed adjacent one another by a retaining ring that is at least partially disposed within a cavity formed within each of the plurality of seal segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy M Davis, Mark J. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10188260
    Abstract: A sealing apparatus seals between a pump chamber and a bottom surface of a washing tank of a dishwasher. The sealing apparatus includes a packing member disposed along a top portion of the pump chamber and a protecting member which fixes some portion of the packing member to the pump chamber to prevent the packing member from moving when the bottom surface of the washing tank and the pump chamber are coupled to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin-doo Kim
  • Patent number: 10184583
    Abstract: A valve assembly is provided that is suitable for use in a fuel fill line. The valve assembly may include a housing having a flange that surrounds the housing. A weld foot can be molded over at least a portion of the flange. A lip seal may be disposed between the flange and the weld foot. The lip seal includes a first lip and a second lip, and the first lip and the second lip may both be in contact with a surface on one of the flange and the weld foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Eaton Intelligent Power Limited
    Inventor: Paul D. Walkowski
  • Patent number: 10039976
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a protective case for preventing damage to a mobile terminal, comprising: an actuator (12) comprising a piezoelectric vibrating screen (17) formed by attaching a piezoelectric element layer (20) to at least one side of a substrate (18), at least one or more weight pieces (22) which are fixedly attached to the piezoelectric element layer (20) and increase the vibration force, and a bracket (24) provided so that both ends of the substrate (18) are fixedly attached thereto; an auxiliary battery (10) which supplies power to the actuator (12) and is used for charging in the case where a battery of a mobile terminal (4) is discharged or consumed; and a Bluetooth receiving module (30) for receiving a signal transmitted from a Bluetooth transmitting module (28) of the mobile terminal (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Jung-Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 9879556
    Abstract: An air seal for a gas turbine engine platform comprises a flow path platform, a seal retention ring, a finger seal. The seal retention ring is situated radially adjacent the flow path platform. The finger seal is retained by the seal retention ring between the flow path platform and the seal retention ring. The finger seal comprises a first ply with first keyhole slots, a second ply with second keyhole slots circumferentially offset relative to the first keyhole slots, and a foil layer. The foil layer is disposed between the first and second plies. The finger seal has a series of cooling holes in the outer circumferential segment to cool the outer diameter of the seal. In addition, leakage between the finger seal and the flow path platform cools the inner diameter of the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Conway Chuong, Jeffrey J. Lienau, William Yeager
  • Patent number: 9528240
    Abstract: A drainage channel includes a body configured to receive runoff from an adjacent surface; and a resilient edge secured to the drainage channel body. The resilient edge includes an opening extending longitudinally therethrough such that a wall of the resilient edge is capable of deforming inwardly towards the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: ACO POLYMER PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Derek Humphries, James McConnell, Larry Hunt
  • Patent number: 9506367
    Abstract: A blade outer air seal (BOAS) for a gas turbine engine according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a seal body having a radially inner face and a radially outer face that axially extend between a leading edge portion and a trailing edge portion and a seal land that extends from the seal body and includes an inward pointing extension that extends radially inwardly from the radially inner face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Brian Ellis Clouse
  • Patent number: 9416675
    Abstract: Sealing device for providing seals between adjacent components, and turbomachines utilizing such sealing devices, are provided. A sealing device includes a seal plate insertable between the adjacent components, the seal plate comprising a first face and an opposing second face. The sealing device further includes a plurality of pins extending from one of the first face or the second face, the plurality of pins configured to space the one of the first face or the second face from contact surfaces of the adjacent components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Benjamin Paul Lacy, Srikanth Chandrudu Kottilingam, Christopher Donald Porter, David Edward Schick, David Wayne Weber
  • Patent number: 9412420
    Abstract: A method for forming a seal for hermetically sealing a hard disk drive assembly. The method includes forming a solder channel within a top cover of a disk drive enclosure and disposing a solder preform on a base of the disk drive enclosure such that the solder preform aligns with the solder channel when the top cover is positioned on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: HGST Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Iraj Kavosh, Kirk B. Price
  • Patent number: 9297266
    Abstract: An example method of sealing an interface within a gas turbine engine includes holding a sealing ring arrangement relative to a turbine nozzle using a flange extending from a combustor liner. The method further includes urging the sealing ring arrangement toward a sealed relationship with the turbine nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: David Ronald Adair, Walter Ernest Ainslie, Gordon F. Jewess, Anthony C. Jones, Eric J. Alexander
  • Patent number: 9291266
    Abstract: A sealing structure includes a first member (200) having a fitting groove (220); a second member (300) fixed to the first member (200); and a gasket (100) fitted to the fitting groove (220) to seal a gap between opposing surfaces of the first member (200) and the second member (300), wherein a plurality of locking protrusions (230) are provided on one of two sidewalls of the fitting groove (220), the locking protrusions (230) being spaced from each other and arranged along the direction in which the fitting groove (220) extends, and the gasket (100) is provided with a plurality of locked protrusions (120), the locked protrusions (120) being engageably locked against the respective locking protrusions (230) from a groove bottom side of the fitting groove (220).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nan Yu
  • Patent number: 9267385
    Abstract: A strip seal and method of configuration thereof for sealing portions of components of a gas turbine exposed to pressure pulsations. The strip seal has a sealing face that is configured to follow the contours of first portions of the components. The strip seal further has a pressure face that has a sinusoidal curvilinear shape with respect to the sealing face. The pressure face is configured to prevent localized movement of strip seal by configuring pressure face on its first side to contact sealing face at a plurality of points, on its second side to contact second portions of the components at a plurality of points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Ulrich Robert Steiger, Thomas Heinz-Schwarzmaier
  • Patent number: 9222173
    Abstract: An exhaust opening of a process chamber (12) contained in a vacuum chamber (11) is connected to an exhaust line (13) by a connector comprising a bellows (03) with one end which is connected to the exhaust line (13) fixed to a housing and its opposite end carrying a coupling tube (02) for connecting to a coupling ring (01) which surrounds the exhaust opening, the coupling tube (02) being elastically biased towards the same. The coupling tube (02) can be moved between a connected state where it is in contact with the coupling ring (01) and a disconnected state by an actuator reciprocatable in an axial direction perpendicular to the exhaust opening. To enable a gas-tight connection with the process chamber (12) the coupling tube (02) has lateral play such that it can align with the coupling ring (01) when a conical surface of the coupling tube (02) contacts a complementary conical surface on the coupling ring (01) in the connected state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: EVATEC ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventor: Rolf Bazlen
  • Patent number: 9133935
    Abstract: An elastomer sealing gasket (10) having a length (L) along a contour (C) and a cross section (S) of width (I) and of height (H) considered in a transverse plane (T) perpendicular to said length (L), wherein the cross section (S) has a geometry that is continuously varying along the length (L) of the gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: CARL FREUDENBERG KG
    Inventor: Olivier Jeanne
  • Publication number: 20150145287
    Abstract: In one aspect of the invention there is provided a method of manufacture of an assembly comprising: forming an assembly by coupling a first component (150) to a second component (110) in spaced apart relationship therewith by means of coupling means (131); providing thermally activated seal means between the components, the first component, second component and seal means being arranged such that a gap exists between the first and second components allowing fluid flow therethrough; and subjecting the assembly to heat thereby to cause the seal means to expand and bridge the gap between the first and second components thereby to form a fluid tight seal between them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED
    Inventors: Neil Harwin, Gary Moyce
  • 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: 20150130142
    Abstract: A seal ring assembly for use with a rotary machine that includes an axis of rotation includes a seal housing comprising a secondary sealing surface and a secondary seal assembly coupled to the seal housing. The secondary seal assembly includes a seal ring coupled to the seal housing, wherein the seal ring is configured to form a secondary seal with the secondary sealing surface. The secondary seal assembly also includes at least one protection ring positioned upstream from the seal ring. The secondary seal assembly is configured to be biased along the axis such that biasing the at least one protection ring facilitates removing debris from at least a portion of the secondary sealing surface over which the seal ring travels during biasing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Xiaoqing Zheng, Rahul Anil Bidkar, Karimulla Shaik Sha, Azam Mihir Thatte
  • Publication number: 20150108724
    Abstract: Provided is a spherical camera, including a first shell, a second shell, and a first waterproof ring installed at the joint of the first shell and the second shell; the first shell comprises a first rotating shaft; the second shell comprises a second rotating shaft; the first rotating shaft and the second rotating shaft fit with an support bracket for installing the spherical camera, to allow the spherical camera to rotate to different areas to acquire images; the first waterproof ring is a planar closed-loop waterproof ring; the combination surface between the first shell and the second shell is a plane, and the combination plane passes through the sphere center of the spherical camera.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Zhejiang Uniview Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Kaiyan Jin, Shouliang Yang
  • Publication number: 20150108378
    Abstract: A fluid flow control device includes a valve body, a valve seat disposed within the valve body, and a valve cage coupled to the valve seat within the valve body. The fluid flow control device also includes a gland defined by the valve body, the valve seat, and the valve cage. The valve body has a first thermal expansion coefficient and the valve seat and/or the valve cage have a second thermal expansion coefficient different from the first thermal expansion coefficient. The fluid flow control device further includes a sealing assembly disposed within the fluid flow control device to provide a seal between the valve body and the valve cage. The sealing assembly exploits differential thermal expansion between the valve body and the valve cage in a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis and in a direction transverse to the longitudinal axis to improve the seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventor: Michel K. Lovell
  • Publication number: 20150097339
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sealing arrangement (1) for conveying devices, in particular for gear pumps, in which an inner space (5) can be sealed off from an outer space (6), wherein the sealing arrangement comprises at least two parts (2, 3) each having at least one sealing surface (20, 21), wherein the sealing surfaces (20, 21) comprise: a first seal (11) along a first, medial perimeter of the sealing surface (20, 21), a second seal (12) along a second, lateral perimeter of the sealing surface (20, 21), a recess (15) between the first seal (11) and the second seal (12), characterized in that the recess (15) can be connected to a source (30) of a flushing medium such that the recess (15) can be actively flushed with the flushing medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2012
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: DOVER PUMP SOLUTIONS GROUP (EUROPE) GMBH
    Inventor: René Triebe
  • Publication number: 20150075322
    Abstract: A gasket for a motor vehicle transmission includes an outer band that defines an inner open region. The outer band includes an enlarged portion where a baffle is located. The baffle prevents or minimizes the escape of hydraulic fluid from the transmission during the operation of the transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Mauricio C. Vituri, Ricardo Castro
  • Publication number: 20150014933
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for installing a seal cap. The seal cap may be adhered to a fastener element using a material. A portion of the material may be squeezed out as excess material in response to adhering the seal cap to the fastener element. A number of projections associated with the seal cap may be moved along an interface formed between the seal cap and an object in which the fastener element has been installed. The excess material may be faired using the number of projections as the number of projections is moved along the interface between the seal cap and the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Carissa Ann Pajel, Robert Marshall Burgess
  • Publication number: 20140367927
    Abstract: A sealing device for use in sealing a gap formed by the interface between the floor, the dock leveler assembly, and a parked vehicle cargo frame includes a base portion having a bottom surface, an inner vertical surface, and a rear vertical surface. The bottom surface is adapted for sealing engagement with a loading dock floor. The sealing device further includes a first brush portion secured to the rear vertical surface of the base portion. The first brush portion includes a plurality of bristles and is adapted for sealing engagement with a vehicle cargo frame. The sealing device further includes a second brush portion secured to the inner vertical surface of the base portion. The second brush portion includes a plurality of bristles and is adapted for sealing engagement with an underside of the lip of a dock leveler assembly when the lip is in an extended position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: DL Manufacturing
    Inventor: Donald L. Metz
  • Patent number: 8911688
    Abstract: A microvalve for controlling fluid flows, and a sealing device for sealing cavities in a microfluidic system, particularly in a lab-on-a-chip system, and a method for the production thereof. A sealing surface of a valve body, or a sealing element, respectively, rests on a sealing surface of a substrate and is pressed against the sealing surface of the substrate in a fluid-tight manner by means of a clamping element. The clamping element and/or the valve body, or the sealing element, respectively, are at least partially elastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Rainer Gransee, Eva Schaeffer, Klaus-Stefan Drese, Silvio Kraus, Tobias Baier, Felix Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20140353916
    Abstract: A substantially air-tight triple seal arrangement along a seam between first and second tool segments comprises inner, middle and outer seals forming first and second substantially air tight vacuum chambers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth M. Dull
  • Patent number: 8875900
    Abstract: A T shaped screen panel seal strip for use in spanning between screen support rails in a vibrating screen is disclosed, which has a plurality of notches therein in registration with the screen support rails so that the strip can be placed over either new or existing screen support rails (after having been cleaned of any cushioning cap material). The strip can be metallic or a plastic material. The method includes retrofitting existing screens with a new sealing strip by first removing any cushion cap material and then placing the T shaped seal strip over the support rails.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Terex USA, LLC
    Inventor: Edwin J. Sauser
  • Publication number: 20140263379
    Abstract: A reusable gasket may be configured for use between first and second collapsible containers of a shelter. The gasket may have a body configured to seal at least a portion of a seam defined between the first and second collapsible containers. The gasket may include at least one magnet embedded in the body. A reusable plug configured to be disposed into a cavity defined by a collapsible container may have a body configured to be compressibly secured in the cavity. The body of the plug may be made of compressible foam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SEA BOX INC.
    Inventor: James F. Brennan, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140250893
    Abstract: A turbine comprising a first turbine component being of a first material having a first coefficient of thermal expansion. A second turbine component being of a second material having a second coefficient of thermal expansion, said second turbine component adjacent said first turbine component. A space between said first and second turbine components. A seal assembly sealing said space, wherein at least a portion of said seal assembly has a coefficient of thermal expansion substantially similar to at least one of said first or second turbine components to thereby maintain a seal in said space during thermal expansion or contraction of said first and second turbine components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: George Joe-Kueng Chan, Victor Hugo Silva Correia, David Hannwacker, Robert Proctor
  • Publication number: 20140248128
    Abstract: A turbine seal system comprises an annular structural frame, a circumferential ring, a fairing and a seal. The circumferential ring is joined to the annular structural frame. The fairing is disposed within the annular structural frame and is engaged with the circumferential ring to limit circumferential rotation of the fairing with respect to the annular structural frame. The seal extends between the fairing and the circumferential ring. In one embodiment, the structural component comprises a ring-strut-ring turbine exhaust case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 29, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8820753
    Abstract: Disclosed is a lubricant sealing structure for a gear coupling, which can firmly prevent the leaking of the lubricant due to vibration or the like in the axial and radial directions inside the gear coupling. A sealing member is a cloth-inserted rubber 21 having flexibility. The cloth-inserted rubber 21 has a first end being fixed to a fixing member 24s on a cover plate 20 mounted on a side of an outer ring 7 and a second end being fixed to another fixing member 25s on a side of the drive shaft 10 in liquid tight manner in the axial direction of a drive shaft 10. Each of the first and second ends of the cloth-inserted rubber 21 has a face extending in a direction that is perpendicular to the axial direction. The cloth-inserted rubber 21 seals the lubricant at the face of said each of the first and second ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumiharu Takahashi, Akihiko Yano, Katsuhiko Shoda, Hisao Miyake, Shin Koga
  • Patent number: 8814174
    Abstract: A rubber gasket of annular shape adapted to be interposed between two objective members to be sealed and fastened to each other and a seal structure for sealing between two objective members to be sealed and fastened to each other using the gasket. The rubber gasket comprises an integrally molded body made of elastomer having a cylindrical body, a flange-shaped portion, and an annular core member, the flange-shaped portion extending outward from one end of the cylindrical body in axial direction along an entire outer circumferential surface, the annular core member being embedded in the flange-shaped portion along an entire circumference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignees: Uchiyama Manufacturing Corp., Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha, Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Matsuhiro Okuda, Dai Mori, Yoshiharu Chino, Atsushi Nishigaki, Naoki Kira, Takahiro Inokuchi
  • Patent number: 8802023
    Abstract: A steam autoclave (steam sterilization system) has a door for opening and closing an opening that defines the entrance to and exit from a steam sterilization chamber. The door may be latched and locked and pneumatically sealed when in a closed position. Preferably, the door has a convex portion that projects into the sterilization chamber when the door is in a closed position for aiding in providing an even distribution of steam throughout the sterilization chamber during operation of the steam autoclave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: OnSite Sterilization LLC
    Inventors: Robert W. Lewis, Timothy A. Barrett
  • Publication number: 20140190121
    Abstract: A sealing arrangement for a pole assembly having a tubular base, a tubular upper mast of smaller diameter, and a cladding. An end of the upper mast is inserted within an end of the base and a portion of the base overlaps the upper mast and is fastened thereto, with the cladding surrounding the base. The sealing arrangement comprises a transition ring and a seal assembly. The transition ring surrounds a portion of the base, upper mast and cladding. The transition ring having an internal downwardly facing surface, and the seal assembly is disposed within said transition ring to seal between the external surface of the upper mast and the transition ring. The seal assembly comprising a sealing plate and a seal disposed between the downwardly facing surface and the sealing plate, and the sealing action of the seal assembly is actuated by the sealing plate squeezing said seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Douglas Rawson-Harris, Andrew Crick
  • Publication number: 20140165909
    Abstract: A gasket is used in a manufacturing apparatus, which deposits a material on a carrier body. A reaction chamber is defined by a housing and a base plate of the manufacturing apparatus. The gasket is disposed between the housing and the base plate for preventing a deposition composition, which comprises the material to be deposited or a precursor thereof, from escaping the reaction chamber. The gasket comprised a flexible graphite material for preventing the gasket from contaminating the material within said reaction chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Hemlock Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Michael L. Anderson, Stephen Trombley
  • Publication number: 20140159544
    Abstract: An acoustic wave device includes a piezoelectric substrate, comb-shaped electrodes, wires, a sealing body, terminal electrodes, and connection electrodes. The comb-shaped electrodes are disposed on the piezoelectric substrate and are connected to the wires. The sealing body is disposed on the piezoelectric substrate in such a manner that the comb-shaped electrodes are sealed between the piezoelectric substrate and the sealing body. The terminal electrodes are disposed on the sealing body. The connection electrodes penetrate the sealing body so as to electrically connect the wires and the terminal electrodes, respectively. A first linear expansion coefficient in a first temperature range below a first glass transition temperature of the sealing body is larger than a second linear expansion coefficient in a second temperature range above the first glass transition temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: FUYUKI ABE, HIDENORI UEMATSU, TOMOHIRO FUJITA, KENICHI MATSUSHIMA, ICHIRO KAMEYAMA, TETSUYA FURIHATA
  • Patent number: 8747089
    Abstract: An O-ring has a shape including a first portion that is arranged side by side with a suction port in an axial direction, a second portion that is arranged side by side with a suction port, and a third portion that connects these portions. The first portion and the second portion are arranged to be displaced from each other in the axial direction. The third portion is arranged to extend in a direction different from a circumferential direction between the suction port and the suction port when a pump body is viewed in a radial direction. Thus, the suction ports can be located closer to each other in the axial direction. Therefore, the axial direction length of the pump body can be reduced, and size reduction of a rotary pump device can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignees: Advics Co., Ltd., Denso Corporation
    Inventors: Yuki Nakamura, Kunihito Ando, Nobuhiko Yoshioka, Takahiro Naganuma, Tomoaki Kawabata
  • Publication number: 20140151966
    Abstract: A final drive transmission includes concentric inner and outer metal face seals at an interface between fixed and rotating housing sections for preventing oil contaminating material from entering the housing. Each face seal includes identical metal face seal rings that are biased into sealing engagement with each by identical frusto-conical elastomeric rings. The metal rings are generally L-shaped in cross section, with the metal rings of the outer face seals being constructed to withstand extreme conditions by making their cross section approximately twice that of the inner metal rings. Together with interface surfaces, the assembled inner and outer face seals define a sealed cavity which contains lubrication oil. A reservoir of oil with an oil level sensor is coupled to the sealed cavity and in this way it is determined whether or not oil is leaking from the cavity so that steps may be taken to avoid a catastrophic failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Deere & Company
    Inventors: Donald O. Johannsen, Denis J. Roling