Having Installation, Removal, Assembly, Disassembly, Or Repair Feature Patents (Class 277/630)
  • Patent number: 10827873
    Abstract: Disclosed is a double-liner electric cooker, comprising a cooker body, liners and cooker covers, wherein two liners and two cooker covers are provided, the cooker body is provided with a first inner cavity, two first inner cavities are mutually separated via a thermal insulation plate, and the two first inner cavities are both provided with cavity openings for the liners to be placed therein; the rear ends of the two cooker covers are respectively hinged to the edges of the cavity openings via hinge shafts, and the axial directions of the two hinge shafts intersect. The electric cooker is convenient to open, and on the basis that the sealing members are convenient to assemble and disassemble, the cooker cover can still maintain good sealing effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: STENT (GUANGZHOU) INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10731760
    Abstract: A gasket inserted into a gasket groove is formed of a gasket main body part positioned in the middle part thereof and first/second end face projection parts each formed in a tapered shape, projecting from corresponding ones of the ends of the gasket main body part. Each of pressure-contact surfaces of the gasket main body part is formed as an arc-shaped surface having a convex shape projecting toward a corresponding one of the inner side surfaces of the gasket groove. The rate of the sum of the sectional areas of the first/second end face projection parts to the whole sectional area of the gasket is 30% or less, and the rate of the curvature radius of each of the tip end surfaces of the respective first/second end face projection parts to the maximum width dimension of the gasket main body part is 15% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: MAHLE FILTER SYSTEMS JAPAN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Ishigami, Takashi Uchino
  • Patent number: 10648562
    Abstract: A rubber gasket is interposed between opposing two members in a state of being held in a fitting groove formed in one of two members, and includes a concave surface located in a central area in a width direction thereof and extending in a circumferential direction thereof, and seal beads located on both sides of the concave surface in the width direction thereof. The concave surface and the seal beads are formed in each of a surface of the rubber gasket facing a bottom surface of the fitting groove and a surface of the rubber gasket facing the other of two members. Assuming that a maximum depth of the concave surface is D, and a height between the seal beads facing the bottom surface of the fitting groove and the seal beads on an opposite side thereto is A, the expression D=0.025A˜0.075A (1) is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nan Yu
  • Patent number: 10603947
    Abstract: A writing implement is configured to dispense material onto a work surface. The writing implement includes a body having a first end, a second end, and an inner surface. The writing implement also includes a nib coupled to the first end. The nib is configured to allow the material to be dispensed onto the work piece. The writing implement further includes a pressure regulating assembly coupled to the body. The pressure regulating assembly and the inner surface define a cavity configured to hold the material. The pressure regulating assembly is moveable relative to the body in response to a pressure change within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventor: James G. Ballard
  • Patent number: 10604938
    Abstract: Various roof vent adaptors are disclosed. The roof vent adaptors can be used to seal penetrations on buildings, such as vent penetrations on metal or non-metal roofs. In various embodiments, the roof vent adaptor includes a sealing member, an outer securing unit and an inner securing unit. The roof vent adaptor can be secured to the roof to provide a generally liquid-tight seal around the roof vent, thereby inhibiting or preventing water intrusion into the building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Aztec Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew DeGraan
  • Patent number: 10533444
    Abstract: A shroud sealing arrangement for a gas turbine engine, which comprises a static shroud assembly mounted to an engine case and having a platform surrounding a rotatable airfoil array. The platform has an inner side and an outer side and extends from a leading edge to a trailing edge. A shroud support structure mounts the shroud platform to the case. A circumferential groove is defined on the outer side of the shroud platform proximal to one of the leading edge and the trailing edge. A sealing ring is set in the groove and adapted to seal cooling air from escaping directly to the gas path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
    Inventors: Guy Lefebvre, Rene Paquet
  • Patent number: 10295097
    Abstract: A coupling connection device includes a line coupling connector and a wind guard. The line coupling connector has first and second coupling elements, fitted together in an axial direction. Arresting means of the first coupling element engage with the second coupling element. The wind guard has a plastic shell with a first part-shell and a second part-shell, enclosing a receiving space, and forming first and second line openings, which connect the receiving space to the surrounding region. The first coupling element is coupled in an axially fixed manner in the axial direction to the first part-shell and/or the second part-shell in the receiving space by interlocking engagement. By a movement of the wind guard in the axial direction and away from the second coupling element, an arresting means can be actuated and the first coupling element can be separated from the second coupling element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NORMA Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Benjamin Weber, Viktor Stoll, Thomas Petschl, Stephan Mann
  • Patent number: 10240474
    Abstract: A turbomachine includes a seal device for sealing a gap between two components, with a plurality of sealing elements tippable in the direction of a relative displacement of the components. The sealing elements are mounted on one of the components and bridge the gap where the device has prestressing elements, by which the tippable sealing elements are prestressed against a respective sealing edge of the components. The prestressing elements are each supported at a front support point and a back support point of the component on the mounting side, these points being distanced from one another in the axial direction and in the radial direction of the turbomachine where the front support point is disposed radially outside and the back support point is disposed radially inside with respect to the mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventors: Manfred Feldmann, Daniel Kirchner
  • Patent number: 10161259
    Abstract: A seal apparatus for a rotary machine, including a plurality of sealing assembly segments surrounding a rotor element which is mounted for rotation about a longitudinal axis and has an outer surface. Each of the segments includes a shoe with one or more labyrinth teeth facing the outer surface and a shoe plate disposed downstream of the one or more labyrinth seal teeth and configured to generate an aerodynamic force between the shoe plate and the outer surface of the rotor element. The shoe is further configured to be flexible in a radial-axial plane in response to fluid film forces generated by interaction of the sealing assembly segment and the rotor element, and an axially-oriented beam spring connects the shoe to a stationary seal body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nathan Evan McCurdy Gibson, Rahul Anil Bidkar, Azam Mihir Thatte, Narayana Shastry, Hariharan Manickavasagam Sarojini
  • Patent number: 9920644
    Abstract: A seal of a turbomachine reduces a leakage flow between a first and second component of the turbomachine. The first component has a first surface and the second component has a second surface, wherein the first component is stiff with regard to a first force exerted perpendicularly thereto and the second component is stiff with regard to a second force exerted perpendicularly thereto. The first surface is opposite the second surface, together defining boundaries of a fluid passage for the leakage flow. The first surface has a first surface riffle. A turbomachine has a seal described above, wherein the turbomachine is a gas turbine engine. A method of manufacturing a first component of a turbomachine with a reduced leakage flow between the first component and a second component of the turbomachine includes fabrication of a first surface riffle, in particular by grinding and/or by electrical discharge machining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Mike McKenna
  • Patent number: 9914558
    Abstract: A serviceable draw and return tube assembly for use in fuel tanks is disclosed. The assembly may include a draw tube and a return tube secured to a plate, wherein the plate may be removably secured to a flange, which is fixedly secured to a fuel tank. The process of removably securing the plate to the flange allows for use of different sizes and materials to be utilized in manufacture of the assembly, thereby saving installation time and manufacturing costs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventors: Ken Watson, Evan Waymire, John Loffink
  • Patent number: 9869409
    Abstract: A gasket retainer that is absent sharp corners, has apertures of reasonable dimensional tolerance, and may be conveniently made by a variety of manufacturing processes. The retainer is made from thin flat springy material that readily returns to form after slight bending. Representative gasket capturing apertures are of smoothly non-convex outline with major dimension sufficiently large to allow passage of a ring shaped gasket turned on edge and minor dimension sufficiently small to engage, on approximately opposite circular segments that each engage along less than one third of a gasket circumference, a cavity or groove on the outside diameter periphery of the gasket turned flat parallel to the retainer material sheet. Fasteners may be retained by similar apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: VISTADELTEK, LLC
    Inventor: Kim Ngoc Vu
  • Patent number: 9811188
    Abstract: Described herein are electronic devices that includes a display stack having a cover component atop a lightguide component and a display component below the lightguide component. In some instances, the cover component including an antiglare etching applied to a top surface of a coverglass and a touch pattern applied to a bottom surface of the coverglass. In some cases, an optically clear adhesive layer formed from two types of optically clear adhesive may be located between the cover component and the lightguide component and a ring adhesive may be applied to around an outer edge of the cover component, the optically clear adhesive and the lightguide component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Srivatsan Subbarayan, Guneet Sethi, Anoop Menon, Shankar Ganapathysubramanian, Jorge Ferrer Pont, Weihsin Hou, Christopher Thomas Li, Gregory Turner Witmer
  • Patent number: 9769934
    Abstract: A package base includes a package base body and a bonding metal layer provided in a frame shape or a ring shape in plan view on the package base body, wherein the bonding metal layer contains a Ti—Ag—Cu-containing alloy and a metal belonging to Group 6 in the periodic table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuro Miyao, Hideki Ishigami, Yukihiko Shiohara, Tetsuya Otsuki, Hidefumi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9567113
    Abstract: A thermal seal may include a flexible insulation layer, and an element made of shape memory alloy attached to the insulation layer, the element being treated to bend in response to heating, whereby an increase in the temperature of the element causes the insulation layer to transform from a first configuration to a second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Mary M. Litwinski
  • Patent number: 9303447
    Abstract: An assembly for use on an aircraft wing having an aircraft skin and a fuel tank, the assembly comprising a metal access door for accessing the fuel tank, a metal retainer ring for engaging the wing and the access door. Fasteners removably couple the access door to the retainer ring. A lip, which may be on the wing surface, is configured to receive a perimeter of the access door when the access door is coupled to the retainer ring. A polyurethane elastomeric gel gasket having a metallic skeleton is configured to lay between the access door and a lip of the metal wing surface. Under compression, the polyurethane will deform and squeeze out the edges and flatten so as to provide metal-to-metal contact between the access door and the lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Aviation Devices & Electronic Components LLC
    Inventors: Michael Dry, Matt Boyd, Kent Boomer, Jeff Busby
  • Patent number: 9290211
    Abstract: A structural member includes one or more walls that define a cavity. A system for reinforcing the cavity includes a substantially rigid carrier configured to reside in the cavity. The carrier includes a pathway disposed in the carrier that provides an aperture between an exterior surface of the carrier and an interior surface of the carrier. An adhesive is disposed in a gap between at least a portion of the exterior surface of the carrier and the wall of the structural member. The adhesive is disposed proximate to the pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventor: Vincent Belpaire
  • Patent number: 9255412
    Abstract: The invention relates to a peripheral sealing gland to form a seal, between an elongate member and a substantially flat surface. The gland has an at least in part tapered skirt or frustoconical shaped skirt through which the elongate member is to pass and defining at the upper periphery of the skirt and deformable upper seal to deform about and seal to a periphery of said elongate member. A flange depends from the lower periphery of the skirt including on its outward from the skirt presented surface, at least one endless lip to seal when brought into contact, against said substantially flat surface. A compression ring is able to bear on said flange, to be fastened to said substantially flat surface to capture the flange therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventor: Andrew Leo Haynes
  • Patent number: 9163728
    Abstract: A strip seal for providing a seal between adjacent components, which include a first groove and a second groove angled with respect to and intersecting the first groove. The grooves of respective components are opposed to one another when the components are assembled. The strip seal includes a first strip section to span between and be received in the opposed first grooves, and a second strip section to span between and be received in the opposed second grooves. One end of the first strip section is arranged to butt against the second strip section at the intersection of the grooves. The other end of the first strip section has at least one deformable projection that can engage the end of the first groove. The projection deforms as it engages the end of the groove and urges the end of the first strip section against the second strip section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventor: Adrian L Harding
  • Publication number: 20150091254
    Abstract: Actuators and methods utilizing electrical properties of polymer materials. The actuators have a multilayer structure that includes an electroactive polymer layer between and bonded to first and second electrodes so that the polymer layer has a thickness dimension therebetween. The multilayer structure is adapted so that application of an electric potential to the electrodes causes the electroactive polymer layer to expand in at least one dimension thereof transverse to the thickness dimension of the electroactive polymer layer. The actuators can be used in sealing elements to provide a resealing capability once a condition has occurred of a type that may precede a seal failure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Gary William Krutz, Brittany Ann Newell
  • Patent number: 8973921
    Abstract: A sealing member including a body having a recess; one or more backups extending from the body and tapering over a length thereof; and a sealing element disposed in the recess, the element including one or more steps, each step being adjacent one of the one or more backups and on a surface of the sealing element intended to make contact with a target sealing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventor: James C. Doane
  • Patent number: 8905728
    Abstract: Rotodynamic pumps having an inner drive permanent magnet coupling disposed inside an impeller are provided. The impeller has a casing having a pumping region generally in a pumping plane that is perpendicular to the rotational axis of the impeller and aligned with a permanent magnet coupling that includes outer magnets that are connected to the impeller and at least partially aligned with the pumping region of the impeller, and inner magnets that are connected to an inner magnet ring and are axially aligned with the outer magnets. A canister is sealed to the casing and separates the outer magnets from the inner magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Peopleflo Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Blankemeier, Radosav Trninich
  • Patent number: 8905729
    Abstract: Rotodynamic pumps having an inner drive permanent magnet coupling disposed inside an impeller are provided. The impeller has a casing having a pumping region generally in a pumping plane that is perpendicular to the rotational axis of the impeller and aligned with a permanent magnet coupling that includes outer magnets that are connected to the impeller and at least partially aligned with the pumping region of the impeller, and inner magnets that are connected to an inner magnet ring and are axially aligned with the outer magnets. A canister is sealed to the casing and separates the outer magnets from the inner magnets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: PeopleFlo Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Blankemeier, Radosav Trninich
  • Publication number: 20140353928
    Abstract: One embodiment of the invention comprises a self-stick weather stripping, seal or other gasket structure which does not utilize a separate removable release layer. In some embodiments, a fibrous material or open or closed cell foam core material will be surmounted by a polyethylene (of a variety of different densities), vinyl, polypropylene, nylon, polyester or other conformable skin backing which has been permanently affixed to the core layer. An embodiment of the upper surface of the backing will be coated with a material such as silicone or any other low surface energy material which functions as a release coating when the adhesive surface of the core material is pressed against it. By permanently bonding the upper surface to the core/base material it now becomes a permanent component of the core/base material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Steven R. Nethery
  • Patent number: 8882112
    Abstract: A sealing apparatus is provided for sealing an automotive component extending between an engine compartment and a passenger compartment of an automobile. The sealing apparatus includes a pass-through mount component configured to house the automotive component. An outer seal component is configured to rigidly mount to a wall structure separating the passenger compartment from the engine compartment and to elastically contact a platform region of one end of the pass-through mount structure. An inner seal component is configured to elastically couple to the outer seal component within the passenger compartment and to elastically couple to one end of the pass-through mount component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC.
    Inventor: Todd E. Allen
  • Patent number: 8844938
    Abstract: A system seals a filter or equipment component to a base 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: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC.
    Inventor: Erik P. Brown
  • Publication number: 20140265159
    Abstract: A gasket seal is disclosed. The gasket seal containing a gasket defining an opening containing a first gasket longitudinal edge, a second gasket longitudinal edge, a gasket transverse edge, wherein the gasket transverse edge forms a 90 degree angle with the first gasket longitudinal edge and the second gasket longitudinal edge, a seal strip containing a first seal longitudinal edge, a second seal longitudinal edge, and a seal transverse edge, wherein the seal transverse edge forms an acute angle with the first seal longitudinal edge wherein the seal transverse edge forms an obtuse angle with the second seal longitudinal edge, wherein the seal strip is removably coupled with the gasket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Wazana Brothers International, Inc. d/b/a/ Micro Solutions Enterprises
    Inventors: Sagie Shanun, Alexander Krayner
  • Patent number: 8837552
    Abstract: A sealing device is arranged around a rod electrode extending vertically through an aperture made in the ceiling of an arc furnace and being vertically movable inside the furnace to prevent the access of gases from the furnace through the aperture to the atmosphere, and on the other hand to prevent air from flowing from the atmosphere into the furnace. The sealing device comprises a gas distribution chamber provided with an inlet channel for feeding essentially passive gas, such as nitrogen or air, into the gas distribution chamber. The sealing device also includes a slit nozzle encasing the electrode, through which nozzle a gas jet is arranged to be discharged from the gas distribution chamber towards the electrode in a direction that is at an angle with respect to the horizontal plane and has a slightly upwards inclined orientation, and that is, with respect to the furnace interior, pointed outwardly, so that the sealing is carried out owing to the effect of the created stagnation pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Outotec Oyj
    Inventors: Jiliang Xia, Tapio Ahokainen, Risto Saarinen
  • Patent number: 8833772
    Abstract: In order to enhance a shape retaining property of a gasket consisting only of a rubber, prevent damage to a casing for an electronic equipment due to high reactive force of the gasket, and make assembling of the casing easy, a seal structure comprises a gasket installed in a non-adhesion manner between a case and a lid to be interposed in a compressed state when the case and the lid are assembled, and a resin film integrated with the gasket to enhance the shape retaining property of the gasket, the gasket has a portion compressed between the case and the lid when they are assembled, and a portion not compressed between them when assembled and the resin film is integrated with the portion which is not compressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Mektron, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Sasaki, Tomoko Nakano, Naohiro Fujisawa, Keiichi Miyajima
  • Publication number: 20140252723
    Abstract: A gasket including a main body, a first retention tab, a second retention tab, and a third retention tab. The main body defines a first aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicants: DENSO CORPORATION, DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Paolo Guidi, Robert Cardno, Kyle Mark Renno
  • Publication number: 20140252724
    Abstract: A self-retaining gasket including a main body, a first retention tab, and a second retention tab. The main body includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface. The main body defines a first aperture extending between the first surface and the second surface. The first retention tab and the second retention tab extend from the main body at the first aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicants: DENSO CORPORATION, DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Paolo Guidi, Blaise DiDonato, Kyle Renno
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140225333
    Abstract: A seal assembly located at the intersection of an extension room and wall of a recreation vehicle, the seal assembly having a flap seal, a bulb snap-in member attached to the flap seal, and a bulb seal member attachable to the bulb snap-in member in a snap-fit manner. The bulb seal member may be attached to the bulb snap-in member by a living hinge. The flap seal may be made removable from the bulb snap-in member. Two flap seals may be used to attach to either side of the recreation vehicle wall. The two flap seals may be connectable with each other and adjustable via a longitudinal mating shaft on one flap seal and a longitudinal mating shaft receiving member on the second flap seal. The seal assembly may be manufactured by a multi-extrusion process so that various components can be made of different materials, such as different types of plastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Trim-Lok, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Siegel
  • Publication number: 20140210165
    Abstract: A method and apparatus comprising a sealing member, an integral structure associated with the sealing member, and an engagement section extending from the sealing member. The sealing member is configured to be attached to a surface of an object. The sealing member is consolidated with the integral structure. The engagement section is deformable and configured to engage a receiving structure in the object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: The Boeing Company
  • Patent number: 8769817
    Abstract: A seal assembly includes a body having two circumferential sides, a leading end, and a trailing end. At least one of the circumferential sides includes a first channel sidewall, a second channel sidewall, and a channel bottom wall that together define a seal channel for receiving a seal. The seal channel includes a slot that cooperates with a tab on the seal to facilitate securing the seal within the seal channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph W. Bridges, Jr., Tracy A. Propheter-Hinckley
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8720905
    Abstract: A sealed t-joint includes a first component having a first sealing surface, a second component having a second sealing surface, and a third component including a channel characterized by a channel height, channel width, and a channel depth. The t-joint also includes a gasket having a thickness and a protrusion characterized by a protrusion height, a protrusion width, and a protrusion depth. The protrusion height is less than the channel height, the protrusion width is less than channel width, and the protrusion depth is less than the channel depth. The t-joint additionally includes a polymer sealant. The gasket is compressed between the first and second sealing surfaces to generate a first and second component sub-assembly. Additionally, the polymer sealant is applied into the channel. The third component is subsequently assembled with the first and second component sub-assembly such that the protrusion extends into the channel to seal the t-joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Michael Bossner, Curt R. Danielewicz, Keith A. Stahl, Brian W. Geiser
  • Patent number: 8720908
    Abstract: A vehicle component includes a sealing member that is sandwiched between the vehicle component and a vehicle body to seal a gap between the vehicle component and the vehicle body. The sealing member includes an adhering/separating member that is adhereable to and separable from a wall of the vehicle body, and an elastic compressing member that is elastically compressible and stacked on the adhering/separating member. The adhering/separating member adheres to the wall of the vehicle body when the sealing member is present between the vehicle component and the vehicle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignees: Ichikoh Industries, Ltd., Natsume Co., Ltd., Hayakawa Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Machida, Masahiro Natsume, Katsumi Sakamoto, Kazuya Fujita
  • Patent number: 8708345
    Abstract: A seal for use with a radiator having a plurality of edge extending and assembleable portions collectively establishing a frame around the radiator. The upper and lower extending sides can include a number of materials, not limited to a 40% calcium carbonate polypropylene. The edge extending and interconnecting sides are further constructed, in cross section, of a harder material as a flat extending first face along with an intermediate positioned snap fit portion, such as for engaging a condenser tank, as well as at least one pin receiving location. A second softer material is coextruded to an edge of the harder material and, upon assembly into a four sided frame with the upper and lower sides, is affixed both around and at least partially forwardly of the radiator face in order to redirect/funnel air to the front of the radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: U.S. Farathane Corporation
    Inventor: Stephen G. Leonard
  • Patent number: 8690163
    Abstract: A gasket stop and gasket housing apparatus are provided. In one embodiment, the invention provides a gasket stop comprising: a body having: a first surface; and a second surface spaced from and substantially parallel to the first surface; an opening extending from the first surface to the second surface; at least one pillar extending at an acute angle from the first surface; and at least one retaining device having: an upright portion with at least one face; and a projecting portion extending outwardly from the body beyond the at least one face of the upright portion, whereby the at least one pillar and the at least one retaining device pass through a slot in a member such that the projecting portion secures the gasket stop against the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: BHA Altair, LLC
    Inventors: Przemyslaw Krzysztof Nikolin, William Keith Albert Eyers
  • Patent number: 8672330
    Abstract: A sealing arrangement, which is particularly suitable for flat flange connections, has an annular, metallic base body (1). Connected to the metallic base body (1) at both sides are soft material supports (2). The base body (1) has ring teeth (3,4) which run around radially at the inside and/or at the outside. The ring teeth (3,4), in the installed state, permit punctiform metallic contact and also have a spring characteristic. The spring characteristic of the ring teeth (3,4) is selected such that, in a first embodiment, after the removal of the seal from the flanges, the tooth height corresponds substantially to the height before the installation. The region of the base body (1) which is covered by the soft material supports (2) also has angular ring teeth (5). The ring teeth (5) have a spring characteristic, wherein after the removal of the seal, the ring teeth (5) spring back to at least 75% of the original state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Alfred Jung
  • Patent number: 8668206
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention provide improved face seal gaskets for use in connecting meters and other devices to pipelines. The improved face seal gaskets include a planar annular ring portion and one or more tabs extending substantially perpendicularly from the annular ring portion. In use, the annular ring portion is disposed adjacent a sealing surface on the inlet or outlet of the device to facilitate a fluid tight connection between the device and the pipeline. The tabs engage complementary grooves formed in the inlet or outlet portions of the device to facilitate alignment of the annular ring to the sealing surface thereon. The tabs may also retain the face seal gasket adjacent the sealing surface to facilitate improved installation of the device to the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Mueller International, LLC
    Inventor: Marty Scott Ball
  • Publication number: 20140042704
    Abstract: A seal aligning and retaining assembly includes a seal trough defined by a first side wall, a second side wall and a base. Also included is at least one protrusion integrally formed with the base and extending therefrom, the at least one protrusion having an outer surface. Further included is a seal having at least one aperture including a first elastically deformable inner surface, the seal also having a first elastically deformable outer wall, the seal configured to elastically deform upon disposition of the seal in the seal trough at a first interface between the first elastically deformable inner surface and the outer surface of the at least one protrusion and at a second interface between the first elastically deformable outer wall and at least one of the first side wall and the second side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Joseph M. Polewarczyk
  • Publication number: 20140021297
    Abstract: A sealing device for mounting a monument on a structural element of an aircraft and for providing a seal between the sealing device and the floor of the aircraft is provided. The sealing device comprises a cylindrical element with a pin for attaching the sealing device to the structural element and a recess for receiving another pin of a mounting device to which the monument is attached. The sealing device may have a smaller diameter than a mounting block of the mounting device such that the seal cannot be damaged by trolley wheels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Frank KLEPKA
  • Patent number: 8632073
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for a seal according to various aspects of the present invention include a seal operating in conjunction with a housing and a removable cover. A portion of the seal is attached to the housing and another portion of the seal is attached to the removable cover to enclose a joint between the housing and the removable cover. A cutter cuts the seal, which allows the removable cover to be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Terry M. Sanderson, Cesar Sanchez
  • Patent number: 8628096
    Abstract: An annular seal for sealing between a cylindrical probe and a bore includes a radially inward-facing sealing portion having a first contact height, a radially outward-facing sealing portion having a second contact height, where the first contact height is greater than the second contact height. The seal further includes a vertical-loading portion, and a sloped deformation portion that extends between the vertical-loading portion and the radially outward-facing sealing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Carl E. Fonville
  • Patent number: 8628095
    Abstract: A gasket loop includes a gasket shape with a first portion characterized by a cross-sectional view. The first portion in the cross-sectional view includes a substantially elongated body characterized by a height, a first end characterized by a height, a tip, a width enlarged relative to the body, and a tapered backside. The tapered backside is integral with the body. The first portion in the cross-sectional view additionally includes a distal second end connected to the body. A fluid-pressure joint assembly and a method of sealing such a joint via the gasket loop are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Curt R. Danielewicz, Manmeet S. Pannu, James B. Hicks
  • Patent number: 8629592
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a system including a motor comprising a rotor, a stator and a sealing assembly having at least one joint and a monolithic ceramic separator. Each joint of the sealing assembly is a chemical bond joint, and the monolithic ceramic separator is disposed in a gap between the rotor and the stator of the motor such that the sealing assembly hermetically isolates the rotor and the stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Curtis Alan Johnson, Myles Standish Peterson, II, Jeremy Daniel Vandam, Timothy James Yosenick, Konrad Roman Weeber, John Russell Yagielski, Wayne Charles Hasz, Martin Mathew Morra
  • Publication number: 20140001710
    Abstract: A seal assembly located at the intersection of an extension room and wall of a recreation vehicle, the seal assembly having a flap seal, a bulb snap-in member attached to the flap seal, and a bulb seal member attachable to the bulb snap-in member in a snap-fit manner. The bulb seal member may be attached to the bulb snap-in member by a living hinge. The flap seal may be made removable from the bulb snap-in member. Two flap seals may be used to attach to either side of the recreation vehicle wall. The two flap seals may be connectable with each other and adjustable via a longitudinal mating shaft on one flap seal and a longitudinal mating shaft receiving member on the second flap seal. The seal assembly may be manufactured by a multi-extrusion process so that various components can be made of different materials, such as different types of plastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Trim-Lok, Inc.
    Inventor: Kenneth Siegel
  • Patent number: 8601646
    Abstract: A steel wire hook includes a head and a base which are made of metallic wire. The head is connected with the base. A plane where the head is provided is perpendicular to a plane where the base is provided. The head includes a circular-arc-shaped top end portion, a left shoulder, a right shoulder and a short leg. The left shoulder and the right shoulder are extended from the circular-arc-shaped top end portion and are symmetrical to each other. The short leg is provided at a lower end of the head and is tilted towards the circular-arc-shaped top end portion. An angle is provided between the short leg and the base. The base, having an approximately oval-shape and formed by coiling a metallic wire at a horizontal direction, includes a long leg which has a larger gap from the main body of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Inventor: Zhangjian Wang