Compression Limiting Feature Patents (Class 277/639)
  • Patent number: 10161524
    Abstract: To provide a heat resistant metal gasket that is controlled to have a strength level (ordinary temperature hardness) capable of facilitating processing, and has excellent gas leak resistance. An austenitic stainless steel sheet for a metal gasket, having a chemical composition containing from 0.015 to 0.200% of C, from 1.50 to 5.00% of Si, from 0.30 to 2.50% of Mn, from 7.0 to 17.0% of Ni, from 13.0 to 23.0% of Cr, and from 0.005 to 0.250% of N, all in terms of percentage by mass, containing, as necessary, at least one of Mo, Cu, Nb, Ti, V, Zr, W, Co, B, Al, REM (rare-earth element except for Y), Y, Ca and Mg, with the balance of Fe and unavoidable impurities, having an ordinary temperature hardness of 430 HV or less, having a half width of a peak of an austenite crystal (311) plane in an X-ray diffraction pattern of a cross section perpendicular to a sheet thickness direction of from 0.10 to 1.60°, and having a surface roughness Ra of 0.30 ?mm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naohito Kumano, Kazunari Imakawa, Manabu Oku
  • Patent number: 10118112
    Abstract: A fluid filter such as an oil filter for a vehicle is provided. The fluid filter includes a body having a first, closed end and a second, open end. A plate is coupled to the second end, the plate having a first surface and a threaded portion having a thread pitch. A channel member has an outer edge coupled to the second end of the body, wherein the channel member defines a recess with an open side opposite the first surface of the plate. A stop member is disposed within the recess of the channel member, the stop member having a first height. A sealing member is coupled to the stop member, and the sealing member has a second height greater than the first height of the stop member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Fram Group IP, LLC
    Inventors: Gerard W. Bilski, Donald W. Baldwin, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9109700
    Abstract: A gasket comprising a first discrete component and a second discrete component, wherein the first and second components extend along the length of the gasket. The second component is arranged ranged relative to the first component so as to separate the first component at least from one of the two sealing surfaces. The first component is relatively hard in at least the thickness direction of the gasket and preferably incompressible and the second component is relatively soft in at least the thickness direction of the gasket and compressible. When the gasket is compressed between two flanges, there is a limited region of high compression, because the first component increases the pressure by which the second component is compressed between the surfaces of the flanges. This yields a high leak tightness of the sealing at a relatively low force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH
    Inventor: Hermann Scholz
  • 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: 20140167367
    Abstract: A single piece gasket is disclosed having a skeletal member, typically metallic, and a pliable body. The pliable body includes a first portion having a first firmness and a second perimeter portion have a firmer consistency. When such a composite body is placed under compression, the perimeter will tend to limit the flow of the softer inner material past the firmer perimeter region or portion of the gasket. In this manner, creep or overrun of the less firm portion material will be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Jeff Busby, Kent Boomer, Matt Boyd, Michael Dry, Doug Smith
  • Publication number: 20130249173
    Abstract: In a gasket sealing a gap between two opposed surfaces, the gasket is constructed by a tabular main body portion, two lip-like projections which are provided in one surface of the main body portion, and extend in parallel to each other along the main body portion, two small projections which are provided in the other surface of the main body portion and extend in parallel to each other along the main body portion, through holes which are provided at a plurality of positions of the main body portion, and an annular seal portion which is provided in such a manner as to surround the through holes. Accordingly, it is possible to have a good installation property of the gasket and a good stability (seating property) after the installation, and the gasket can be compressed highly by a low reaction force, and has a high reliability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroki Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8449640
    Abstract: Disclosed are sealing apparatuses having a sealing gland for an O-ring, the sealing gland comprising a primary gland and an auxiliary gland located below the primary gland. The apparatuses may be utilized for filter cartridges in filter systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Protasiewicz, Jason Scherck, Kelly A. Detra, Stephen L. Fallon
  • Patent number: 8246056
    Abstract: A seal intended to be inserted between a first and a second member, the seal including: two contact portions spaced from each other along a spacing direction, respectively intended to contact in a tight manner the first and second members, the contact portions being made of a first alloy displaying superplasticity properties under predetermined stress conditions including predetermined temperature conditions, the contact portions being supported by a support arranged therebetween, produced so as to display, under the predetermined temperature conditions, a greater mechanical compression resistance in the spacing direction than that of the contact portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique
    Inventors: Magali Reytier, Raphaël Couturier, Olivier Gillia, Emmanuel Rigal
  • Publication number: 20120187638
    Abstract: A gasket is formed using a plurality of compression limiting inserts each having first and second surfaces, and at least one edge disposed between the first and second surfaces with an elastomeric sealing material bonded thereto. Opposite ends of each of the compression limiting inserts are aligned with, and spliced to, adjacent ones of the compression limiting inserts by the elastomeric sealing material. The plurality of compression limiting inserts are aligned to form a completed gasket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Chad D. Bauer, Mark A. Belchuk, Pratik Shah, Edward H. Park
  • Publication number: 20120139190
    Abstract: A retainer for a gasket used to connect modular piping in a modular gas delivery system to the gas flow controlling components protects the sealing surface of the gasket from scratches before assembly by suspending the gasket at least 0.003 inches inside the retainer, regardless of orientation. Additionally, a slit in the circumference of the retainer allows the retainer to flex open for insertion of the seal gasket, and to compress to a smaller circumference, for a tight fit inside the sealing counterbore. A chamfer on the ID of the retainer aids the easier insertion of the seal into the retainer. In the ID of the retainer, a groove engages a protruding portion of the seal. The depth of this groove is such that with a complete compression of the retainer where the circumferential gap is completely closed, the protruding edge of the seal still has some clearance. This clearance acts as a stop to prevent the retainer from being overly compressed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Gregory M. Doyle
  • Publication number: 20110309584
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a form of lap joint for forming a water-tight joint between sheet materials comprising a sealant strip between 2 sheets of material, the sheets of material being held about the sealant strip by means of a plurality of fasteners. The sealant strip comprises a pliable sealant material in which is embedded, along the length of the strip, one or more elastomeric cords. The invention provides an improved form of construction such that sealant in a non-hardened form, such as before setting or when of a non-setting form is not extruded from a joint overtime and thus the integrity of the joint is maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: BOSTIK S.A.
    Inventors: Michael Lavery, Keith Berry
  • Patent number: 7896354
    Abstract: A composite sealing material to be installed in a sealing groove includes a first sealing member that is located on the outer peripheral side of the sealing groove and that is made of an elastic member; and a second sealing member that is located on the inner peripheral side of the sealing groove and that is made of a material harder than the first sealing member, wherein the first sealing member is provided with a crosswise protrusion formed projecting in a radial inner direction from a radial inner side of the almost central section of the thickness direction; the second sealing member is formed in an almost cross sectional C shape by flange portions and formed at the both ends and an inner wall portion in an almost linear shape for connecting the flange portions; and a space is ensured between the crosswise protrusion and the inner wall portion in an almost linear shape of the second sealing member in a state that the first sealing member and the second sealing member are assembled in an integrated manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Nippon Valqua Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Akira Muramatsu
  • Patent number: 7845647
    Abstract: A gasket or seal member constructed of elastomeric material has at least one slot extending lengthwise of the member and across its thickness at an oblique angle to the sealing faces. There may be a plurality of slots spaced apart across the width of the member. In a preferred form of the invention multiple, parallel slots are formed at an oblique angle to the seal faces of the member forming branchiate-like layers of gasket material, in which each of the layers partially overlays at least one other layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventor: Michael C. Roberts
  • Publication number: 20090261532
    Abstract: Sealing gasket construction for providing a fluid seal intermediate a pair of opposed, mating parts or structures. The gasket includes a body formed of a resilient material, and one or more integral compression limiters each received in a corresponding aperture formed through the body. Each of the limiters is formed of a rigid material and extends through the body from a first flanged portion to a second flanged portion with the body being clamping therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventor: Mason D. Morehead
  • Publication number: 20090250886
    Abstract: A hybrid transmission is provided, including a transmission housing with an input cover attached to a main housing portion, and a hydraulic fluid reservoir in fluid communication with and attached to the transmission housing. The transmission also includes an input shaft in driving communication with an engine. A pump cover is attached to the input housing to define a pump pocket therebetween. A torque transmitting assembly is secured to the pump cover. The torque transmitting assembly includes a piston housing member that is coaxial with and longitudinally spaced from the pump cover to define an inlet passage therebetween. The inlet passage is configured to communicate the hydraulic fluid reservoir with the transmission housing, and is oriented at least partially radially adjacent to the pump pocket. A gasket member is disposed between the pump cover and piston housing member, and configured for fluidly sealing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Inventor: Eric S. Tryon
  • Publication number: 20090108544
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods and systems are provided for sealing a door of a slit valve. The invention includes a seal, adapted to extend along a perimeter of a slit valve door; and a hard stop, disposed between the seal and an outer edge of the slit valve door, and adapted to extend along at least a portion of the length of the seal, wherein the hard stop and the seal fill at least a portion of a gap between the slit valve door and a substrate sealing surface. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Inventors: Angela Rose Sico, Michael R. Rice, James D. Strassner
  • Patent number: 7520511
    Abstract: An O-ring used in a clamp-type joint for a vacuum apparatus, which engages with a concave groove in the outer circumference edge of the center ring and is sandwiched by an outer ring having a U-shaped outer circumference, wherein the radius of the circular arc in the cross-section on the side coming into contact with the outer ring is smaller than the radius of the circular arc in the cross-section on the axial side of the joint. A clamp-type joint for the vacuum apparatus which can exhibit stable sealing performance at a high temperature of 200° C. or more without cracking of the O-ring, as well as an outer ring and O-ring used with the clamp-type joint are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Nichias Corporation
    Inventors: Hideaki Mori, Kanji Hanashima
  • Publication number: 20090051127
    Abstract: A water-proof mechanism for a container or device which comprises a casing with an opening having a threaded portion disposed on the outer or inner surface of the casing at or near the opening; a first removable or linked cover with a corresponding threaded portion disposed on its inner or outer surface for engaging with the threaded portion of the casing with a cavity formed in between the first cover and the opening; and a second removable or linked cover disposed inside the cavity for closing the opening with one or more sealing members in between to seal at the interface. The container or device with the present mechanism can be immediately and easily unsealed for next use, and the water-proof function is more reliable and the construction is less complicated with less time and costs or production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2007
    Publication date: February 26, 2009
  • Patent number: 7461848
    Abstract: A pipe sealing gasket is shown which is designed to be received within a groove provided within a belled, socket end of a plastic pipe. The groove in the plastic pipe is preformed during manufacture and the gasket is installed thereafter. The gasket nominal diameter exceeds the internal diameter of the belled pipe end. A special installation tool is used to pull the gasket from an initially deformed, elliptical shape to a normal cylindrical shape. The installation tool uses only one fluid cylinder for power and can be hand installed and operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: S & B Technical Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradford G. Corbett, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7458587
    Abstract: A sealing joint comprises, compressed between two parts, a stack of flexible strips separated by offset supports (9); an envelop (1) surrounds this structure (7) and ensures its sealing. Under compression, the strips distort around the supports becoming very stiff for little distortion. Thus, we can rightly be wary of the consequences regarding the relief of strain on the material, notably at high temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2008
    Assignee: Garlock France SAS
    Inventors: Philippe Caplain, Christian Rouaud, Patrick Le Gallo, Fabienne Le Guyadec, Michel Lefrancois, Jean-Marie Gentzbittel, Richard Levoy
  • Patent number: 7455301
    Abstract: The invention relates to a seamless hybrid gasket and the method of making the same. The gasket includes a unitary polymer construction and an insert for enhanced pressure resistance, reduced stress to seal, improved thermal cycling performance and structural support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Virginia Sealing Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler Hamilton Ragsdale, Robert Adam Riggs, Alfred F. Waterland, III
  • Publication number: 20080284682
    Abstract: A plasma display panel is disclosed. The plasma display panel includes a front substrate, a rear substrate positioned to be opposite to the front substrate, a barrier rib positioned between the front substrate and the rear substrate, and a seal layer positioned between the front substrate and the rear substrate. The seal layer includes a plurality of beads, and a size of the bead is larger than a height of the barrier rib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Jaeyoung OH, Woogon Jeon, Heerak Kim, Daeil Han
  • Publication number: 20080106045
    Abstract: Stuffing box employing a mechanical seal where the static seal body is laterally decoupled from the stuffing box housing. The static seal body is connected to the housing through a ringed-shaped flexible member. The flexible member flexes with shaft movement transverse to the longitudinal axis of the shaft, so as to absorb the lateral movement of the shaft. Thus, the mechanical seal is maintained while reducing the stresses on the shaft and the internal seals resulting from runout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2006
    Publication date: May 8, 2008
  • Patent number: 7264549
    Abstract: A joint boot, wherein sealing performance of a large-diameter attachment part to an outer casing is enhanced, includes a large-diameter attachment part 2, a small-diameter attachment part 4 and a bellows part 5. The large-diameter attachment part 2 is provided on its inner periphery with plural convex portions 7 and constructed to be capable of externally fitting in plural recessed portions 8 formed on the outer periphery of the outer casing 1. The large-diameter attachment part 2 and the bellows part are formed in separate bodies, and a fit cylinder part 6 is extended at one extremity of the bellows part 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2007
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takenori Ohshita, Eiichi Imazu
  • Patent number: 7063327
    Abstract: A sealing element, especially a flat seal, consisting of a metal-supported elastomer material, containing sealing profiles that are offset form one another, between which, at given intervals, elements that provide acoustic de-coupling, also made of elastomer material, are located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2006
    Assignee: Federal Mogul Sealing Systems Bretten GmbH & Co.KG
    Inventor: Ralf Salameh
  • Patent number: 7044513
    Abstract: A weather resistant latch handle assembly including a pan having sidewalls with an opening from an interior side of the pan to an exterior side of the pan, a pan floor, and a recessed area defined by the sidewalls and the floor. Bushings are carried in the openings having an inner surface for receiving an actuator which extends from the exterior side of the pan to the interior side, and an outer surface for engaging the sidewall. A first annular groove is included in the inner surface of the bushing carrying a first o-ring for forming a seal between the inner surface of the bushing and the actuator. A second annular groove is included in the outer surface of the bushing carrying a second o-ring for forming a seal between the bushing and sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Hansen International
    Inventors: Larry Witiak, Dennis Sadler
  • Patent number: 7004879
    Abstract: An salisbury axle assembly that includes a differential gearset in a carrier housing. A housing cover is coupled to the carrier housing and is operable for sealingly closing a window on the carrier housing through which there is access to the differential gearset. The housing cover includes a cover member and a seal ring. The cover member includes a mating face and a plurality of raised connection points that are disposed between the carrier housing and the mating face The seal ring is coupled to the mating face and encircles each of the raised connection points. The seal ring further includes at least first and second ring members that are disposed between each of the raised connection points. The pre-attach seal ring sealingly engages the carrier housing and the mating face to a proper compression distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Ray Beutler
  • Patent number: 7004477
    Abstract: A gasket is adapted to seal between a first member and a second member, and includes a first portion a second portion. The first portion includes a first elastomeric seal portion adapted to be in sealing engagement with the first member. The first portion may also include a clip or a coil spring contained within an elastomeric portion in order to provide a sealing force against the first member. The second portion is preferably molded integral with the first portion and includes a second elastomeric seal portion having a coil spring contained therein. The second portion is adapted to be in sealing engagement with the second member, with the coil spring being compressed in its normal direction when the gasket is assembled between the first member and the second member. The coil spring, then, exerts a sealing force with minimal degradation over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2006
    Assignee: Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership
    Inventors: David Sakata, Francis Joseph Walker
  • Patent number: 6869081
    Abstract: A gasket system for sealed interfaces utilizes a carrier ring having inner and outer compression stops to account for and control flange rotation effects in order to achieve a uniform and constant gasket seating stress across the sealing region. The inner compression stop provides a fixed fulcrum for flange rotation. The inner and outer compression stops have different heights, dependent upon the characteristic flange rotation, that allow the orientation of the sealing material to be angularly matched to the flange side profile and that allow the sealing material to be fully captured within the sealing region upon full compression, minimizing creep relaxation. A visual compression indicator on the circumference of the carrier ring permits assembly of the interface without the use of specialized or calibrated tools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2005
    Assignee: Jjenco, Inc.
    Inventor: John Michael Jenco
  • Patent number: 6837498
    Abstract: One part of an assembly has one wall with a face-end groove in which a rubber-elastic seal is disposed. In the unstressed state, the seal protrudes past two groove cheeks of the groove. The groove cheek toward the outside is provided with a luglike protrusion while the groove cheek toward the inside has a lesser height than the groove cheek and is wedge-shaped in cross section. The protrusion of the outside groove cheek together with the seal forms a sealing device, whose action in the stressed state is based on the one hand on the plastic deformation of the protrusion on a face of a second part and on the other on the high pressure of the seal in the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Fluck, Philipp Spies
  • Patent number: 6814359
    Abstract: A film-integrated gasket comprising a resin film and an adhesive rubber layer directly molded on the resin film, where the adhesive rubber layer is molded in an inverted T-type stepped wall cross-section from addition reaction type silicone rubber, can satisfy required reduction in thickness, prevention of positional alignment failure, etc. for a thin seal and thus can be suitably used in a fuel cell, a secondary battery, a condenser, etc. without contamination of electrolytic solution, catalyst, etc. used in the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2004
    Assignee: NOK Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Senda, Osamu Ando
  • Patent number: 6769697
    Abstract: There is provided a gasket comprising a sealing portion and a deformation stopper portion. When the gasket is placed between adjacent surfaces to be sealed of two objects, the sealing portion is engaged by the adjacent surfaces. The deformation stopper portion is engaged by the adjacent surfaces of the objects when the sealing portion has been deformed by a predetermined amount by the adjacent surfaces, thereby preventing excessive deformation of the sealing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2004
    Assignees: Ace Inc., Motoyama Eng. Works, Ltd., TFC Corporation, Isono Mfg. Inc.
    Inventors: Koichi Ishikawa, Osamu Uchisawa, Toshikatsu Meguro, Hideo Tsukazaki, Tatsuhito Tanaka
  • Patent number: 6688606
    Abstract: The invention refers to gaskets suitable for usage in internal combustion engines. The gaskets according to the invention comprise at least one metal layer, the metal layer having one or several openings in accordance with the number and location of the combustion chambers, and, if present, coolant and lubricant passageways of the internal combustion engine, and a metal ring located around the combustion chamber opening(s), the metal ring being laminated on the metal layer and joined to the latter over a plastic layer. The plastic layer provides the gasket in the region of the metal ring with plastic, plastic/elastic or elastic characteristics. Furthermore the invention refers to a method for manufacturing the gasket according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2004
    Assignee: Reinz-Dichtungs-GmbH CO. KG.
    Inventors: Kurt Hohe, Gunther Unseld
  • Patent number: 6582172
    Abstract: An isolated mechanical fastening system, which includes an exterior first section having a first transverse bore. The system also includes an exterior second section having a second transverse bore, wherein the second transverse bore is aligned with the first transverse bore. There is also an interior third section having a third transverse aperture. This third section is interposed between the first section and the second section and the third transverse bore is aligned with the first and second transverse bores. A fastener is positioned in the first, second and third transverse bore and is fixed to the first section. A polymeric material is positioned in the third section between the fastener and the peripheral wall of the third section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Earl S. Nickerson, Wayne C. Tucker, Francis C. Spicola
  • Patent number: 6457726
    Abstract: The sealing arrangement for a flat flanged joint comprising a preferably metallic base body 1 has bearing surfaces 7, 7′ on each of its two sides for ring-shaped supports (11, 12) made of a soft material, the bearing surfaces (7, 7′) being flat over a large area and being situated essentially directly opposite to each other, at least one ring tooth (2, 3) being provided in the inner radial area of each bearing surface and preferably at least one ring tooth (5, 6) being also provided in the outer radial area of each bearing surface, said soft material supports each being fixed on the bearing surfaces (7, 7′), the ring teeth (2, 3, 4, 5, 6), when the arrangement is assembled, coming to rest on the flange surfaces (14, 15), and the soft material supports (11, 12) being at least inwardly limited by the ring teeth (2, 3), wherein the wall of the base body (1) has a low thickness of only 0.2 to 2.0 mm, preferably 0.3 to 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2000
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2002
    Inventor: Alfred Jung
  • Patent number: 6419239
    Abstract: In order to improve a sealing structure of a joint for three members, in which the three members butt against each other and a joint portion has a T-shape, in the sealing structure of a joint for three members, in which the three members, i.e. a first, a second and a third member, butt against each other and a joint portion has a T-shape, at least one plate-shaped gasket, in which rubber layers are formed on two surfaces of a metal plate, is disposed between surfaces to be jointed where the second and the third member are butted against the first member. An opening is formed in the plate-shaped gasket at a portion, which is opposite to a T-shaped portion, and filled with paste-like liquid gasket sealing the T-shaped portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Nichias Corporation
    Inventors: Katsunori Ueda, Yoshiyasu Takehana, Shunichi Searashi
  • Patent number: 6254105
    Abstract: A sealing system for an acoustic touchscreen includes an elongate gel body between the touchscreen and the bezel of a housing onto which the touchscreen is mounted. The elongate gel body forms a seal around the perimeter of the touch-sensitive area of the touchscreen. A stop element controls and limits the amount of compression of the elongate gel body. The resulting seal is highly effective in protecting the unexposed parts of the touchscreen (i.e., areas other than the touch-sensitive area) from contaminants, especially liquid contaminants, at the cost of an acceptably low loss in acoustic signal strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: Elo TouchSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: James A. Rinde, Barry C. Mathews, Miguel A. Morales, Joel C. Kent, Drew John Loucks, John Seymour Mattis, Jeff Dolin, Mark W. Ellsworth, Frank Wasilewski
  • Patent number: 6186514
    Abstract: A gasket having a surface thereof coated with an elastic membrane and adapted to be interposed, together with a valve plate and a discharge valve member, between a cylinder block and a housing of a refrigerant compressor under compression. The gasket includes an outer sealing portion for sealing an outer circumference of the compressor against an atmospheric environment therearound, and an inner sealing portion, connected to the outer sealing portion, for sealing between a high pressure region and a low pressure region within the compressor. Each of the outer and inner sealing portions includes in its entirety a deformable ridge which is shaped as a convexly curved projection with an apex line continuously extending along a length of the each outer and inner sealing portion. When the gasket is located in a proper position in the compressor, the apex lines of the ridges of the respective sealing portions are abutted to the front or rear housing of the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyoda Jidoshokki Seisakusho
    Inventors: Hayato Ikeda, Noriyuki Shintoku, Keishi Nakagaki, Tomohiro Wakita
  • Patent number: 6188014
    Abstract: An electrical enclosure having an improved sealing and shielding component and a method of manufacturing such an enclosure is provided. In accordance with an embodiment of the invention, a wire mesh is positioned against the surface of the enclosure. While the wire mesh is being positioned against the enclosure surface, a foam is formed on the enclosure surface adjacent the wire mesh. The foam generally adheres to the enclosure surface and holds the wire mesh in place. In accordance with one aspect of the invention, the foam has a height equal to or greater than the height of the wire mesh. The improved sealing and shielding components can, for example, improve the sealing and shielding of the electrical enclosure as compared to conventional electrical enclosures. The present electrical enclosure may, for example, also reduce the cost of manufacturing electrical enclosures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: Hoffman Enclosures, Inc.
    Inventors: John Emil Richard, William Joseph Nepsha, Timothy Lloyd Mullen, Thomas R. Hurney, Paul Rutherford, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6121545
    Abstract: An EMI shielding spacer gasket assembly for interposition under a predetermined compressive load within an electronics enclosure between a first surface and an oppositely-disposed second surface of the enclosure. The assembly includes a frame member and an electrically conductive, elastomeric member extending along at least a portion of the perimeter of the frame member as retained on a corresponding peripheral edge surface thereof. The elastomeric member has an outboard side which is compressible axially under the compressive load for providing an electrically conductive pathway between the surfaces of the enclosure. In an uncompressed orientation, the outboard side of the elastomeric member exhibits elongate upper and lower bearing portions which are disposed at a spaced-apart radial distance from the frame member to define a corresponding bending moment arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 1998
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: Shu Hui Peng, Daniel S. Ventura
  • Patent number: 5958160
    Abstract: A valve for removable attachment to the rim of a heavy-vehicle tubeless t includes a valve base, a locking nut and a sealing joint. The valve base has a tubulure that passes through an opening in the rim, a shoulder for compressing the sealing joint against one surface of the rim and two diametrically opposite resting surfaces for engaging the rim surface and limiting the compression of the sealing joint. The locking nut cooperates with the opposite surface of the rim to compress the sealing joint against the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 28, 1999
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin - Michelin & Cie
    Inventor: Patrick Botte
  • Patent number: 5794946
    Abstract: A spiral wound gasket able to compress and seal under various loads and provide sealing capabilities. The gasket generally includes a spiral wound portion and an outer guide ring to limit the compression of the gasket. The spiral winding is formed of interdisposed windings of a metal and an elastomer sealant. The metal winding has a non-planar cross-section to inhibit buckling under compression. The gasket is dimensioned such that the elastomer sealant winding has a width greater than the width of the metal winding which has a width greater than the thickness of the guide ring. In this manner, the sealant is compressed before compression of the metal winding which can be compressed until the outer guide ring is encountered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1998
    Assignee: Lamons Metal Gasket Co.
    Inventor: Richard Scott Owen
  • Patent number: 5735532
    Abstract: A sealing assembly is disclosed for creating a seal between first and second mating members or components. The sealing assembly basically includes a seal retainer with one or more annular seals coupled thereto. The seal retainer includes a body portion constructed of three layers. The inner layer is designed to retain the seal or seals thereto, while the outer layers or plates are designed to limit the amount of seal compression. The inner layer has at least one resilient retaining element integrally formed therewith as a one-piece, unitary member for engaging and retaining the seal or seals to retain the seal or seals thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Assignee: EG&G Pressure Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Terence J. Nolan, Jeffrey E. Swensen, J. Loyd Spence
  • Patent number: 5735533
    Abstract: A sealing assembly is disclosed for creating a seal between first and second mating members or components. The sealing assembly basically includes a seal retainer with one or more annular seals coupled thereto. The seal retainer including a substantially flat body portion lying in a plane and with at least one resilient retaining element integrally formed with the body portion as a one-piece, unitary member for engaging the seal or seals to retain the seal or seals thereto. In the preferred embodiment, the seal retainer is folded to form three layers. In particular, the body portion of the seal retainer has a main supporting layer with four tabs foldably coupled thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Assignee: EG&G Pressure Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Terence J. Nolan, Jeffrey E. Swensen, J. Loyd Spence
  • Patent number: 5730448
    Abstract: A sealing assembly is disclosed for creating a seal between first and second mating members or components. The sealing assembly basically includes a seal retainer plate with one or more annular seals coupled thereto. The seal retainer plate includes a substantially flat rigid body portion with at least one resilient retaining element integrally formed therewith as a one-piece, unitary member for engaging and retaining the seal or seals thereto. Preferably, the seal retainer plate is constructed of a non-metallic material. The body portion of the retainer plate has a thickness relative to the axial dimension of the seal or seals for limiting axial compression of the seal or seals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: March 24, 1998
    Assignee: EG&G Pressure Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Swensen, Terence J. Nolan, J. Loyd Spence, John L. Beales, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5713582
    Abstract: A sealing assembly is disclosed for creating a seal between first and second mating members or components. The sealing assembly basically includes a seal retainer with one or more annular seals coupled thereto. The seal retainer including a substantially flat body portion lying in a plane and with at least one resilient retaining element integrally formed with said body portion as a one-piece, unitary member for engaging the seal(s) to retain the seal(s) thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 3, 1998
    Assignee: EG&G Pressure Science, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey E. Swensen, Terence J. Nolan, J. Loyd Spence