C-, U-, Or V-shaped Patents (Class 277/647)
  • Patent number: 10711932
    Abstract: A plug-in connection between a connecting part and a plug-in part, which are configured to be plugged into one another in an axial direction of the plug-in connection, is provided with a sealing groove disposed between connecting part and plug-in part. A sealing ring is disposed between the connecting part and the plug-in part in the sealing groove. The sealing ring is supported in the sealing groove by the connecting part and by the plug-in part, respectively, in a radial direction of the plug-in connection and exerts a sealing pressure in the radial direction. The sealing ring has an omega-shaped cross section with a rounded body portion having an open side and with supporting legs connected to opposed ends of the rounded body portion at the open side of the rounded body portion. The open side of the rounded body portion faces outwardly in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Jorge Sánchez, Leopoldo Marzal Lopez, Juan Jose Olivan, Jaime Gracia Heras
  • Patent number: 10648671
    Abstract: A fuel injection device for a gas turbine combustor includes: a pilot fuel injector; a main fuel injector; a plurality of main fuel injection holes arranged in the main fuel injector to inject the fuel rearward; a main fuel injection nozzle to guide the fuel to a main air passage, protruding rearward from a circumference of the main fuel injection hole into the opening formed in a passage wall that forms the main air passage; a heat-shielding casing covering the main fuel injector; and a ring member interposed in an axial gap between the passage wall and the heat-shielding casing. The ring member covers a through-hole gap between the main fuel injection nozzle and a through-hole in the heat-shielding casing, and has a purge passage communicated with the opening to introduce air into the main air passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, JAPAN AEROSPACE EXPLORATION AGENCY
    Inventors: Masayoshi Kobayashi, Ryusuke Matsuyama, Kenta Yamaguchi, Hitoshi Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 10450883
    Abstract: A sealing assembly for a gas turbine engine includes a case, a support arm, a carrier, a vane, a seal, and a gasket. The support arm is connected to and extending radially inward from the case. The carrier is connected to an end of the support arm. A portion of the vane is disposed downstream of the carrier. A portion of the seal is disposed within the carrier. The gasket is disposed adjacent to and abutting the seal. The gasket is also positioned partially between the seal and the carrier and partially between the seal and the vane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas E. Clark, Jeremy Drake
  • Patent number: 10400541
    Abstract: A female undersea hydraulic coupling member is equipped with a plurality of pressure-energized metal seals configured to seal between the body of the female member and the probe of a corresponding male hydraulic coupling member in response to ambient hydrostatic pressure and/or hydraulic fluid pressure. Pressure-energized metal seals may also be provided to seal between the body of the female coupling member and a removable seal retainer or seal cartridge. In one particular preferred embodiment, the pressure-energized seals are back-to-back metal C-seals separated by annular seal supports having a generally T-shaped cross section and retained on one or more shoulders in the body of the female member by a removable seal cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: National Coupling Company
    Inventors: Robert E. Smith, III, Scott Stolle, Chris Roy
  • Patent number: 10323750
    Abstract: A seal mechanism that is provided with an annular resin seal lip which is disposed coaxially with a shaft and is brought into contact with a circumferential surface of the shaft. The seal mechanism is provided with a stopper that is provided in a metallic housing surrounding the shaft and is disposed between the shaft and a portion of the seal lip other than the edge portion coming into direct contact with the shaft while spaced apart from the circumferential surface of the shaft. The stopper is made of a material having a thermal expansion coefficient smaller than that of a material of which the seal lip is formed, and an axis of the seal lip is caused to correspond to an axis of the shaft by coming into contact with the seal lip which is reduced in diameter at the time of cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Rei Mihara, Tomoya Kakuta
  • Patent number: 10167957
    Abstract: A metal gasket bellows seal includes a first ply comprised of a first material having a first yield strength. The metal gasket bellows seal also includes a second ply positioned adjacent to the first ply and comprised of a second material having a second yield strength that is less than the first yield strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Timothy M. Davis, Terence P. Tyler, Jr., Jose R. Paulino, Paul M. Lutjen
  • Patent number: 10107123
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a sliding seal between two components. At least one of the two components includes a ramped surface on which the sliding seal slides during relative movement between the two components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Timothy M. Davis
  • Patent number: 10107398
    Abstract: An extruded interlocking flexible gasket with a first side with at a least one first side spline and at least one first side groove on the gasket to be positioned between a first member and a second member. The gasket further having a second side with at a least one second side spline and at least second first side groove on said extruded gasket, wherein said first side interlocks with said second side when said first side is immediately adjacent to said second permitting the at a least one first side spline to be interlocked with at least the second side groove, and extending continuously therealong.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Samuel Jeffrey Tomlinson, Thomas Edward Smith
  • Patent number: 10030774
    Abstract: A metal seal fitting for use on a pipe or pipeline includes at least one metal seal ring having a C-profile which houses a spring and is arranged concentric to, and outside of, a tap diameter of the access connection. The seal ring is double-curved so that it conforms to a pipe-facing side of the fitting. A surface of the pipe is prepared to receive the seal and, as the fitting is being secured to the pipe, the seal is activated and spring-energized. In its final sealing state, the seal is not compressed passed its deformation point and maintains its spring-back capability. After the fitting is removed from the pipe, the seal may be re-used. The metal seal fitting is suited for applications requiring a high integrity seal and can be used in high pressure, high temperature, and highly corrosive environments which are not well-suited for elastomeric seals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: TDW Delaware, Inc.
    Inventor: Vigmund Bjorsvik
  • Patent number: 9982818
    Abstract: A shape memory alloy (SMA) sealing ring is deformed to provide a shape between a radially inner sealing portion and radially outer sealing portion thereof which has at least one peak and at least one trough. When the shape memory behavior of the SMA is activated, this shape provides a sealing connection between a first and second member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: HS WROCLAW SP. Z O.O.
    Inventors: Pawel Bandola, Mikolaj Niewodniczański
  • Patent number: 9395024
    Abstract: A mechanical coupling for joining pipe elements has segments joined end to end, each segment having a pocket of varying depth for receiving a ring gasket. The varying depth of the pocket is used to control the distortion of the ring gasket between a round shape and a non-round shape when the segments are arranged in spaced apart relation around the ring gasket, the spacing between the segments being sufficient to permit insertion of the pipe elements without disassembly of the coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Victaulic Company
    Inventors: Philip W. Bancroft, Frank J. Cygler, III, Douglas R. Dole
  • Publication number: 20150122699
    Abstract: A wafer container may be a front opening wafer container comprising a container portion and a door, one of the container portion and the door having a radially installed seal with a plurality of opposing lateral projections that deflect from a normal position in a direction away from an install direction when the seal is installed in a groove, the lateral projections resisting removal of the seal after the seal is seated in the groove. A core portion and a cantilevered finger member engages the other of the door and container portion when the door is seated in the container portion. Other lateral projections on the seal effectively seal the path between the seal and groove surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Barry Gregerson, Matthew A. Fuller
  • Patent number: 9016698
    Abstract: A seal including a tubular carrier body (1) and two annular sealing elements (2, 3), wherein the carrier body (1) on both sides of its front face is respectively enclosed by one of the sealing elements (2, 3) on the side of its outer perimeter forming a seal. At least one of the sealing elements (2, 3) is made of a non-elastomeric high-temperature resistant sealing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Carl Freudenberg KG
    Inventors: Thomas Jäck, Hans Unger, Ralf Heldmann, Reiner Dirr
  • Publication number: 20150047462
    Abstract: A gear case seal is provided for use with a traction motor. The seal may have an arcuate body with an outer annular layer forming a centrally located channel extending along its length, and an inner annular layer bonded to the outer annular layer along opposing axial edges so as to close off the centrally located channel. The body may also have a middle layer disposed within the centrally located channel and made from a material different than a material of the inner and outer layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc.
    Inventors: Saket Ashokkumar MISHRA, Michael Christopher CONBOY, III
  • Patent number: 8943630
    Abstract: A dock leveler comprising a vehicle-engaging lip pivotally coupled to the vertically adjustable front edge of a deck includes a seal or series of seal segments that close one or more air gaps that exist in the area where the lip is hinged to the deck. Such gaps are particularly large when the lip hinge comprises a hinge pin that couples a series of lugs extending from underneath the deck to a series of lugs extending from the lip, wherein the lugs are spaced apart along the length of the hinge pin. The seal or seal segments could be above the deck, below the deck, or interposed between the adjoining edges of the deck and the lip. In some cases, the seal is provided by an air curtain or by a tube that is inflatable or hermetically sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Rite-Hite Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Charles J. Digmann, Jack T. Droullard, Timothy J. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8942001
    Abstract: A seal structure for an electronic control device having a circuit board housed in a watertight space a housing that is formed by fitting a plurality of fitting members together, has first and second seal portions which are formed at a fitting surface portion between the fitting members that are fitted together. One side of a pair of the fitting members of each of the first and second seal portions is provided with a seal groove, the other side is provided with a protruding line. An auxiliary seal groove and an auxiliary protruding line are formed on opposing surfaces of the seal groove and the protruding line at a merged part where the first and second seal portions meet each other. The auxiliary seal groove and the auxiliary protruding line continuously extend from the seal groove up to an end surface of the protruding line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Kawai, Yuichi Yanagisawa, Hironori Ohhashi
  • Patent number: 8925929
    Abstract: A sealing element for sealing a joint chamber of a constant velocity joint is disclosed. The sealing element comprises an inner collar for providing a sealing connection relative to an inner joint part of the constant velocity joint, an outer collar for providing a sealing connection relative to an outer joint part of the constant velocity joint, and a membrane portion which extends between the inner collar and the outer collar. The membrane portion between the inner collar and the outer collar is fold-free and substantially conical in shape. A joint assembly having a constant velocity joint and a sealing element is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: GKN Driveline Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Cermak, Michael Zierz
  • Patent number: 8919784
    Abstract: A seal assembly for a fan duct metering valve disposed within a casing of a gas turbine engine includes a tab for extending through an opening in the casing and attaching to the valve, a carrier for extending into the opening and engaging the valve such that fluid does not leak between the valve and the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Darren M. Smith, Judith F. Brooks
  • Patent number: 8894070
    Abstract: An energized composite metal to metal seal. A sealing device includes a metal seal with a metal sealing surface facing radially outward, and another metal sealing surface facing radially inward; and a nonmetal seal including a nonmetal sealing surface positioned proximate one metal sealing surface and facing radially outward, and another nonmetal sealing surface positioned proximate the other metal sealing surface and facing radially inward. A method of sealing between a housing assembly and a closure member includes applying a pressure differential across the sealing device while the sealing device seals between the housing assembly and the closure member, and the pressure differential increasing contact pressure in a metal to metal seal between the housing assembly and a metal sealing surface on the metal seal, and increasing contact pressure in a metal to metal seal between the closure member and another metal sealing surface on the metal seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Gireesh K. Bhat, David W. Teale
  • Patent number: 8851194
    Abstract: A seal assembly between a wellhead housing having a bore and a casing hanger, has an inner seal leg for sealing against hanger and an outer seal leg for sealing against housing. An extension extends downward from outer seal leg and has a downward facing shoulder that rests on an upward facing shoulder formed on a nose ring. Connection connects seal ring to the nose ring with a lower portion of the nose ring resting on the upward facing shoulder of the casing hanger. Bellows are formed on the nose ring to increase lockdown capacity. Bellows have an inner surface that faces an outer profile of the hanger, and an outer surface on the bellow that faces the bore of the housing. When the bellows are axially collapsed, they expand radially outward and contract radially inward into the bore of the housing and the outer profile of the hanger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventors: David L. Ford, Daniel C. Benson, Leonard Landriault
  • Publication number: 20140284886
    Abstract: An air filter cartridge has filter media and a gasket arrangement with a perimeter gasket member against the downstream flow face and a side gasket member adjacent to at least a partial extension of a first side panel. The side gasket member includes no portion against second, third, and fourth side panels of the air filter cartridge. The air filter cartridge can be used in a dust collector having a tubesheet and a frame arrangement extending from the tubesheet. The perimeter gasket member seals against the frame arrangement and the side gasket member seals against the tubesheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas Donald Raether
  • Patent number: 8827642
    Abstract: A system including: a first turbine segment comprising a first blade coupled to a first shank. The system also includes a second turbine segment including a second blade coupled to a second shank, as well as an elongated flexible seal disposed in a gap between the first and second shanks. The elongated flexible seal includes an opening configured to channel a fluid flow into a hollow region of the elongated flexible seal to induce expansion of the elongated flexible seal in the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jalindar Appa Walunj, Brian Peter Arness, Mark Steven Honkomp, Scott Edmond Ellis, Prashant Shukla, Narayayanaswamy Kuruboor Veerabhadrappa
  • Patent number: 8814175
    Abstract: A metal seal which can be fastened by low fastening force and can show sufficient sealing ability when receiving fluid pressure. The metal seal is composed a U-shaped metal thin seal and a reinforcing outer-fit member which receives side wall portions and a bottom wall portion of the thin seal from a back side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Cable Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Satoshi Tohdoh
  • Patent number: 8757415
    Abstract: A device housing, especially for accommodating an electronic unit or a mechatronic unit, has parts which are sealed against one another in assembled condition via an encircling, stationary seal. At least one pressure-relief device is integrated into the seal for admission of air into the housing. The seal is formed at least in part as a lip that opens under overpressure conditions inside the housing. To allow any water that has penetrated to flow away, the housing is mounted vertically, with the pressure-relief device disposed at the bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: WABCO GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Ulrich Bornhof, Heinrich Diekmeyer, Detlev Eggebrecht
  • Patent number: 8714560
    Abstract: A seal assembly for use with valves is described. An example seal assembly includes a first seal and a second seal opposite the first seal. The first and second seals are to sealingly engage a closure member of a valve and a sealing surface opposite the closure member. A spacer ring is disposed between the first and second seals to prevent the first and second seals from contacting each other. Additionally, the spacer ring is sized so that the spacer ring does not contact the closure member or the sealing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Fisher Controls International LLC
    Inventor: Wayne Russell Faas
  • Patent number: 8708306
    Abstract: A tunable valve assembly reduces valve-generated vibration. One embodiment comprises a valve body and valve seat having substantially collinear longitudinal axes. A rebound characteristic frequency is associated with rebound of the elastic valve body base plate from forceful contact with the valve seat. A central cavity in the valve body encloses a spring-mass damper optionally immersed in a dilatant liquid and having a damper resonant frequency approximating a pump housing resonance. A lateral support assembly adjustably secured to the valve seat has a support resonant frequency designed in conjunction with the rebound characteristic frequency and the damper resonant frequency. Combined hysteresis heat loss associated with the above three vibration frequencies is reflected in lower closing energy impulse amplitude and damping of associated vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventors: Barbara C. Gilstad, Dennis W. Gilstad
  • Patent number: 8678398
    Abstract: Sealing systems for high pressure applications that provide electrical isolation between joined elements as well as enhanced resistance to leakage of media during a fire. High pressure sealing is accomplished using a metallic core to which an electrically isolating material is bonded on either or both sides. Sealing is achieved through a dielectric sealing element, such as a spring-loaded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) ring. Flanges of the joint may be bolted together with the seal interposed therebetween, and the flanges bolted together. In the event of a fire, heat may be generated that is at a high enough temperature to burn away the isolating material and PTFE ring. Systems of various embodiments provide a metal core backup seal and a compression limiter, which, respectively, prevent the media from leaking from the joint and maintain bolt load at the flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Garlock Pipeline Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Thornton J. Anderson, Ben D. Kramer, Sigfrid Ruz, T. Scott Tanner
  • Patent number: 8661828
    Abstract: A turbomachine including an annular combustion chamber, a sectorized turbine nozzle arranged at an outlet from the chamber, and a sealing mechanism interposed axially between the chamber and the nozzle, the sealing mechanism including an annular gasket that is axially resilient. The gasket includes a first axial bearing mechanism for bearing against a downstream end of the chamber and a downstream annular lip that is sectorized, each sector of the downstream lip being in alignment with a sector of the nozzle and including a second axial bearing mechanism for bearing against an upstream end of the nozzle sector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Christophe Pieussergues, Denis Jean Maurice Sandelis
  • Patent number: 8622142
    Abstract: A wellhead seal assembly that forms a metal-to-metal seal between inner and outer wellhead members. A bi-metallic U-shaped seal with legs having a low yield metal on the outer portions. During installation of the seal assembly, the legs of the seal are forced outward against the surfaces of the wellhead members, by pressurization of a interim non-metallic seal which forces a wedge into the U-shaped seal, causing localized yielding of the low yield metal to fill defects on wellhead member surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Vetco Gray Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Shaw
  • Patent number: 8623145
    Abstract: A seal for sealing an interface between a container and a lid of a process chamber. The seal comprises a first seal element and a second seal element that are arranged to seal the interface in series, with the second seal element being situated to encounter processing activity upstream of the fist seal element. The first seal element has a deflectable portion and a protrusion extending radially from the deflectable portion. The second seal element has a radially extending recess in which the protrusion of the first seal element is received. The protrusion and recess interlock to restrict separation and/or rotation of the first and second seal elements. Inclined surfaces of the first seal element interact with the second seal element to apply axial sealing forces to sealing surfaces of the second seal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: Don Bowman, Stephen Coppola, Kenneth W. Cornett, Dan Funke, Julian Kamibayashiyama, Jeff Navarro, Jeremy M. Payne, Donald J. Peterson, Douglas C. Schenk
  • Patent number: 8608856
    Abstract: A sealing part that is inexpensive and enable excellent durability to be secured without the need for a predetermined sealing space as would be required for a double sealing structure. A sealing part seals an inside of a reduced pressure vessel from an outside, in which a high-elasticity polymeric material-eroding eroding substance is present and which is comprised of a substrate processing apparatus carrying out predetermined processing on a substrate housed in the reduced pressure vessel. The sealing part has a radical sealing member and a vacuum sealing member. The radical sealing member is disposed on an inside side of the reduced pressure vessel and is resistant to the eroding substance. The vacuum sealing member is made of the high-elasticity polymeric material and is disposed on an outside side of the reduced pressure vessel. At least one refuge space is formed through at least part of the radical sealing member and at least part of the vacuum sealing member being separated from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignees: Tokyo Electron Limited, Nippon Valqua Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Hayashi, Akira Muramatsu
  • Publication number: 20130300070
    Abstract: An annular metal gasket for sealing a space between members by being pressed in the vertical direction in a state of being mounted between the members, the metal gasket comprising an annular outer ring having a substantially C-shaped cross-section and having a circumferential-direction opening formed therein, and an annular inner ring fitted inside the outer ring. The inner ring is formed so as to have a polygonal cross-section. Bend parts having an inner angle larger than 180° are formed between the upper corner part and the inner- and outer-circumference-side corner parts; and between the lower corner part and the inner- and outer-circumference-side corner parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicants: NIPPON VALQUA INDUSTRIES, LTD., TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Tadahiro Ohmi, Yasuyuki Shirai, Koji Sato, Yoshinori Uchino, Masamichi Iwaki
  • Patent number: 8573603
    Abstract: A split ring seal assembly includes a metal seal ring having two ends defining a circumferential gap therebetween. At least a first spring element is mounted to the two ends to bias the two ends circumferentially towards each other to reduce the diameter of a circumferential inner sealing surface of the metal seal ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
    Inventors: Eric Durocher, John Pietrobon
  • Patent number: 8556557
    Abstract: A hydraulic nut for tensioning an assembly comprises a mechanical threaded locking collar to minimize load loss during transfer of hydraulic load to the locking collar, an annular piston, an annular pressure area to generate an axial load under hydraulic pressure, a hydraulic pressure port and preferably metallic seals to maintain the hydraulic pressure within the annular pressure area that operates in an elastic region and continues to actuate hydraulic pressure after repeated operating temperature cycles. The seals of the hydraulic nut have a ‘U’ or ‘C’ shaped cross-section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventors: Gordon Britton, David Hughes, Mark Johnson
  • Publication number: 20130256990
    Abstract: According to one aspect of the invention, a turbine assembly includes a first stationary component, a second stationary component positioned radially outside the first stationary component, a first key feature on the first stationary component configured to mate to a second key feature on the second stationary component and a seal assembly positioned between the first and second key features to reduce fluid flow between the first and second key features. The seal assembly includes a V-shape member and a second member adjacent to the V-shape member, the second member and V-shape member having different rates of thermal expansion. The seal assembly also includes a latch feature coupled to the V-shape member configured to expand the seal assembly from a compressed state to an expanded sealing state when the seal assembly is subject to an elevated temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Xiaoqing Zheng, Mehmet Demiroglu, Guoqiang Lu, Michael Dennis Mack, Binayak Roy
  • Publication number: 20130187348
    Abstract: The sealing tape for sealing a joint has a first foam strip and a second foam strip of a flexible foam capable of recovery after compression, the first and second foam strips arranged next to each other in a functional direction of the sealing tape. A sheet-type strip serving to reduce a permeability of the sealing tape to diffusion of water vapor in the functional direction is arranged between the first foam strip and the second foam strip and has a section arranged in the shape of a U or V, wherein a first limb and a second limb of this section extend toward the top of the sealing tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: ISO-CHEMIE GMBH
    Inventor: ISO-Chemie GmbH
  • Patent number: 8486525
    Abstract: An application for an arced sealing tape has a bottom interfaced to an inner wall. The surface of the inner wall that is closest to a center point of the arc has an adhesive and the bottom surface of the bottom also has an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: David G. Segur
  • Patent number: 8434628
    Abstract: A cover device includes a cover plate having at least one recessed section defining an internal volume. A separating element is inserted in the recessed section and delimits the internal volume. The separating element is configured to permit the internal volume to fluidly communicate through the separating element. At least an edge portion of the cover plate is provided with a sealing element for abutment on an opposing surface of a structure to be sealed by the cover device. The sealing element is disposed at least along an edge of the recessed section and fixedly connects the cover plate with the separating element in a sealed manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget SKF
    Inventor: Hans-Joachim Vom Stein
  • Patent number: 8429919
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hula seal for use with a combustor. The hula seal includes a number of legs that define a number of slots. The slots may include a number of expansion slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Karthick Kaleeswaran, Ganesh Pejawar Rao
  • Publication number: 20130092023
    Abstract: A compressor includes a housing; a compressor liner positioned within the housing and at least partially defining a first cylinder with an inlet and an outlet; a piston positioned within the first cylinder and configured to compress air flowing into the first cylinder through the inlet; a cylinder head at least partially defining the first cylinder; and a sealing assembly for sealing an interface between the compressor liner and the cylinder head. The sealing assembly includes a ring seal at an interface between the cylinder head and the compressor liner; a vent port on an opposite side of the ring seal from the first cylinder; and a vent tube extending between the vent port and the inlet such that air leaking through the ring seal from the first cylinder flows through the vent port, through the vent tube, and into the inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Dan Potter, Trung Tran
  • Patent number: 8414032
    Abstract: An automatic discharge connection device of a submersible pump is provided, which includes a coupling member coupled to a discharge port of the submersible pump and a feed pipe that feeds water discharged from the submersible pump. A sealing member is installed in an annular concave portion formed on an inner circumference of the coupling member in such a way as to move left and right. When the submersible pump is actuated, the sealing member moves toward the feed pipe and an end portion of the sealing member enters the feed pipe. Accordingly, a space between the coupling member and the feed pipe is sealed to thereby prevent water leakage between the coupling member and the feed pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Tae Yual Yang
  • Patent number: 8403337
    Abstract: A multifunction ring symmetrical about a longitudinal axis has an elastomeric body, first and second ends, and inner and outer surfaces. The elastomeric body totally encloses at least one pair of longitudinally-spaced circumferential tubular cavities, each pair of cavities being mutually connected via a fluid flow restrictor and substantially filled with at least one fluid medium. Each fluid flow restrictor is responsive to longitudinal compression of the elastomeric body, and the fluid medium facilitates heat conduction, vibration damping, extrusion blocking and/or fluid pressure transmission. Longitudinal compression of a multifunction ring on a pump pressure stroke increases tubular cavity fluid pressure and causes substantially symmetrical radial ring expansion. Radial ring expansion is both inward and outward, thus reducing fluid flow resistance in the fluid flow restrictor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventors: Barbara C. Gilstad, Dennis W. Gilstad
  • Patent number: 8393400
    Abstract: A wellhead or Christmas tree seal assembly that forms a metal-to-metal seal between inner and outer wellhead or Christmas tree members. U-shaped metal seals having legs that face in opposite directions, are bonded to a wiping element. During installation of the seal assembly, the ends of the seal legs seal against the wellhead members and the wiping element compensates for defects on the surfaces of the wellhead members. The wiping element can be of an elastomer, metallic, or intercalated graphite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Vetco Gray Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin G. Buckle
  • Publication number: 20130049308
    Abstract: A gasket includes a plurality of corner sections each having a cross-section having a width of at least a first dimension. A plurality of deformable sections are disposed between a pair of the plurality of corner sections, each of the plurality of deformable sections having a cross-section having a width less than the first dimension and having a curved shape that is deformable to a straight shape in its installed condition. The deformable sections allow the gasket to be formed with a smaller molding footprint than the assembled gasket shape and the plurality of corner sections have a same angled orientation in its installed and un-installed positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: FREUDENBERG-NOK GENERAL PARTNERSHIP
    Inventors: Daniel Raillard, Paul F. Hailey
  • Publication number: 20130049301
    Abstract: According to one aspect, an apparatus to provide sealing contact between first and second fueldraulic components includes a metallic member, wherein the metallic member comprises a layer of metal that is formed into a spring energized seal member. The apparatus also includes a layer disposed on an outer portion of the metallic member to provide sealing contact between the first and second fueldraulic components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kevin M. Ryan
  • Publication number: 20130038029
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate generally to sealing devices and, more particularly, to devices for sealing intersecting joints. In one embodiment, the invention provides a device for sealing intersecting joints, the device comprising: a compliant central body; a first compliant leg extending outward from the compliant central body; a second compliant leg extending outward from the compliant central body at a first angle relative to the first compliant leg, wherein each of the first compliant leg and the second compliant leg comprises a blind bore into which a length of o-ring, c-seal, or other geometric-type seal material may be inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventor: John E. Okonski, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130038028
    Abstract: A seal including a tubular carrier body (1) and two annular sealing elements (2, 3), wherein the carrier body (1) on both sides of its front face is respectively enclosed by one of the sealing elements (2, 3) on the side of its outer perimeter forming a seal. At least one of the sealing elements (2, 3) is made of a non-elastomeric high-temperature resistant sealing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: CARL FREUDENBERG KG
    Inventors: Thomas Jäck, Hans Unger, Ralf Heldmann, Reiner Dirr
  • Patent number: 8328203
    Abstract: A sealing system, in particular for sealing multiple part exhaust-gas lines for an internal combustion engine, has at least a first flange part (9) and a second flange part (11) guiding a flow of heat (5). The flange parts (9, 11) delimit a receiving space (33) for at least one sealing element (31) between them and adjoin one another. Each flange part forms an outwardly projecting annular flange (13) facing away from the flow of heat (5), and extending transversely with respect to the heat flow. Chambering of the receiving space (33) is formed for the sealing element (31) by an annular groove (45) open at the end face (17) of at least one flange part (11) and recessed axially into said end face (17). At least one covering element (47) is arranged in the annular groove (45) and provides thermal shielding for the sealing element (31) at least on its side facing the end face (17) of the flange part (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Elringklinger AG
    Inventors: Wilhelm Kullen, Martin Kehr, Ulrich Werz
  • Patent number: 8292301
    Abstract: A multifunction ring comprises an elastomeric body which totally encloses at least one circumferential tubular cavity filled with at least one liquid medium. In various ring embodiments the liquid medium conducts heat, damps vibration, blocks extrusion and/or transmits hydraulic pressure. When one or more rings are used in a plunger packing, longitudinal compression of the ring(s) secondary to increased pumped fluid pressure occurs during a pressure stroke. Such compression, acting through the compliance of each ring, increases tubular cavity hydraulic pressure and causes radial ring expansion. Ring expansion is both inward toward a plunger and, simultaneously, outward toward its packing box. Inward expansion tends to seal the extrusion gap, while outward expansion increases coupling from plunger to packing box to increase vibration damping and/or heat scavenging. Periodic reduction of pumped fluid pressure tends to reverse radial ring expansion, thus reducing both frictional ring wear and heat generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2012
    Inventors: Dennis W. Gilstad, Barbara C. Gilstad
  • Patent number: 8276918
    Abstract: One or more multifunction elastomeric plunger seal rings augment a plunger packing assembly within a plunger pump packing box. Each such ring comprises a totally-enclosed circumferential tubular cavity. The cavity is filled with a dilatant liquid which transmits hydraulic pressure throughout the tubular cavity and simultaneously damps pump vibration transmitted via the packing box. Pump pressure strokes increase tubular cavity hydraulic pressure, resulting in radial ring expansion forces both inwardly toward a plunger and outwardly toward its packing box. Inward ring expansion tends to close the extrusion gap, while outward expansion force improves heat transfer from plunger to packing box. Outward expansion force also increases coupling of packing box vibration to hysteresis loss in the dilatant liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Inventors: Barbara C. Gilstad, Dennis W. Gilstad