Combined Patents (Class 285/119)
  • Patent number: 10619425
    Abstract: A production sting has a premium thread preferably VAM or similar for threading into a packer extension without the need for a seal stack to engage a seal bore in the extension. The seal bore use becomes optional and a metal to metal seal is provided by the premium thread whether the string is in compression or tension. Another adjacent left hand square thread is provided in the packer extension to land accessory tools or for removal of the packer after the packer is released in a variety of known ways. Either the premium thread or the left hand thread can be in the uphole position on the packer extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Frank J. Maenza, Christopher J. Limb, Stephen H. Bisset
  • Patent number: 10610998
    Abstract: A slurry blasting system includes a blasting pot for containing a slurry, and which is directly connected to a pressurized air piping system with a sweep elbow, an eccentric reducer, a ball valve, and a hose shutoff valve. Water is supplied to the blasting pot from a reservoir by a pump. Control valves control the pressure in the air piping system and the pressure in the blasting pot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Greener Blast Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert F. Nash
  • Patent number: 10358810
    Abstract: The present invention is a discharge socket connecting a toilet main body and a discharge pipe. The discharge socket has a vertical conduit portion; and a bent conduit portion including an inflow port connected to the vertical conduit portion; an outflow port, connected to an inlet port of the discharge pipe; and a flow path, the flow path having a bent portion. A projecting portion is disposed on the bent portion, the projecting portion forming a projecting space which projects outward from the flow path. The projecting portion is formed so that the flow direction of discharge water flowing from the bent conduit portion into the inlet portion of the discharge pipe is changed to the center direction of the discharge pipe by the discharge water returning to the projecting space after flowing from the flow path into the projecting space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Haruka Saito, Hiroshi Tomonari, Hideto Tomiyoshi, Isami Sakaba, Shigeru Okada
  • Patent number: 10293952
    Abstract: A pipe installation including conductive first and second pipes installed in a fuel tank; and a fitting which connects the first and second pipes and enables fluid to flow through the pipes via a conduit in the fitting. The fitting is attached to the first or second pipe by a flexible joint which permits relative movement between the fitting and the first or second pipe. The fitting is attached to a structure of the fuel tank. The fitting provides a path of least electrical resistance between the first or second pipe and the structure, and the path of least electrical resistance has a resistance between 50? and 100M?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations Limited
    Inventors: Dylan James, Alan Pout
  • Patent number: 10197193
    Abstract: A device for transferring fluid between two separate structures includes a rigid pipe with a double shell extending along a longitudinal axis. The pipe includes an outer-shell housing (in the inner vacuum space thereof), at least one inner duct for fluid transfer, and at first and second ends thereof, includes respective first and second rigid connections of the outer shell to the first structure and second structures, respectively. The first and second ends of the outer shell are rigidly connected to the at least one inner duct. The pipe comprises a system to compensate for movements in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Fournel, Thierry Novet
  • Patent number: 10080309
    Abstract: An external auxiliary heat dissipation device includes an external connection head module, a fluid driving module, a heat dissipation module, and a plurality of first pipes. The external connection head module includes a first carrier body and at least two first fluid connection disposed on the first carrier body. The first pipes connect to the first fluid connection head, the fluid driving module, and the heat dissipation module to form a first fluid pathway. The electronic system includes an internal connection head module and a plurality of second pipes. The second pipes connect to the internal connection head module to form a second fluid pathway. The internal connection head module is detachably connected to the external connection head module, so that the first and the second fluid pathways are in fluid communication with each other to form a loop fluid pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Cooler Master Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shui-Fa Tsai, Shih-Wei Huang, Hsin-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 10041615
    Abstract: A multifunction integrated connection head assembly structure includes a first connection head module and a second connection head module. The first connection head module includes a first carrier body, at least two first fluid connectors, a first power connector, and a first retaining body. The second connection head module includes a second carrier body detachably connected with the first carrier body, at least two second fluid connectors respectively detachably connected with the at least two first fluid connectors, a second power connector detachably electrically connected with the first power connector, and a second retaining body detachably mated with the first retaining body. An electrical device using a multifunction integrated connection head assembly structure is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: COOLER MASTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hsin-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 9855899
    Abstract: An apparatus for mounting a free-standing display element is disclosed herein. The apparatus is u-shaped, and provides a joint that allows movement in a rotational manner to and from the viewer of the display. The mounting may occur in a motor vehicle. In response to force being applied to the display, the apparatus is configured to either maintain (or lock into a position), or allow movement along the rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Rode, Dirk Nolten, Andres Gottschalk, Michael Grebenstein, Teodoro Deus
  • Patent number: 9829132
    Abstract: A multifunction integrated connection head assembly structure includes a first connection head module and a second connection head module. The first connection head module includes a first carrier body, at least two first fluid connectors, a first power connector, and a first retaining body. The second connection head module includes a second carrier body detachably connected with the first carrier body, at least two second fluid connectors respectively detachably connected with the at least two first fluid connectors, a second power connector detachably electrically connected with the first power connector, and a second retaining body detachably mated with the first retaining body. An electrical device using a multifunction integrated connection head assembly structure is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: COOLER MASTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hsin-Hung Chen
  • Patent number: 9765579
    Abstract: Present embodiments are directed to a tubular stress measurement system including a first sensor configured to detect a parameter indicative of an axial or circumferential position of the plurality of grapples and a calculation system configured to calculate an internal stress on the tubular based on the parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: TESCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas Greening, Marinel Mihai, Brian Dewald, Piew Soe Saw
  • Patent number: 9564785
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a combined end cap and an electromechanical device equipped with the combined end cap. The combined end cap includes: an end cap body, which includes a fitting portion provided with a first mating portion; and an end cap flange, which is configured to have at least two segments adapted to be combined and mounted to the fitting portion, and at least one of the segments is provided with a second mating portion adapted to corporate with the first mating portion to prevent the segments having been combined and mounted to the fitting portion from rotating relative to the fitting portion. The application of this invention can not only significantly improve the versatility and convenience of the existing end caps, but also help to reduce the manufacturing cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: BOSCH AUTOMOTIVE PRODUCTS (CHANGSHA) CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Andreas Juraschka
  • Publication number: 20150136246
    Abstract: Flood water removal systems including a motor, a vacuum generating device, a discharge pump, and a vacuum tank can be efficiently arranged to be transversely mounted to a vehicle. Certain flood water removal systems can include a supercharger driven by the engine to generate vacuum. The systems can include a valve to prevent collapse of a vacuum tank and maintain a predetermined vacuum pressure without varying the speed of the motor. The systems can also include a two-stage exhaust that blends exhaust from the blower with motor exhaust in a silencer to reduce noise generation for operation in residential or other noise-sensitive settings. The systems can also include a vacuum tank comprising a noise reduction baffle to further reduce noise generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Mark Exner, Bill Exner, Aaron S. Bingle, Eric A. Bingle, David Cody Sizemore
  • Publication number: 20150008002
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises a first number of splines located near a first end of a first joint section and a second number of splines located near a second end of a second joint section. The first number of splines extends in an axial direction of the first joint section and spans a circumferential surface of the first joint section. Each of the first number of splines has a base, a tip, and a pair of flanks that extends from the base to the tip and forms an acute angle. Each of the first number of splines are configured to be received between adjacent pairs of splines in the second number of splines as the first end of the first joint section and the second end of the second joint section are joined.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: William James Hughes, Bryan Lane
  • Publication number: 20150004083
    Abstract: An injector boss (114) for mounting an injector (110) that injects liquid reductant (U) into a flow of exhaust gas (EG) in an exhaust pipe (116) includes at least one sidewall (124) and a boss foundation (126). The boss foundation (126) is generally perpendicular to the at least one sidewall (124), and the at least one sidewall and the boss (114) define an internal area (120). A spray guard (132) extends from the boss foundation (126) into the internal area (120). The spray guard (132) h a first opening (138) for receiving liquid reductant (U) from the injector (110), and a second opening (140) for emitting liquid reductant into the internal area (120).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Andrei Makartchouk, Matthew Jenski, Adam C. Lack
  • Publication number: 20140361530
    Abstract: The invention concerns a tubular element for drilling and/or working hydrocarbon wells, having an end (1; 2) comprising at least one threaded zone (3; 4), characterized in that the end (1; 2) is at least partially coated with a dry film (12) comprising a matrix (13) comprising a mixture of at least one alkaline polysilicate and at least one semi-crystalline thermoplastic organic polymer. The invention also concerns a method for producing a dry film (12) comprising a matrix (13) comprising a mixture of at least one alkaline polysilicate and at least one semi-crystalline thermoplastic organic polymer on such a tubular element for drilling and/or working hydrocarbon wells.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicants: VALLOUREC OIL AND GAS FRANCE, NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric Gard, Mohamed Gouider, Mikael Petit, Eliette Pinel
  • Publication number: 20140333062
    Abstract: A tamper resistant pipe coupling is formed of segments connected end to end using fasteners. The segments have bearing pads at each end, each bearing pad surrounded by a shield wall. The shield walls and the bearing pads form a well that receives the fasteners and provides defense against tampering. The well is filled with a potting material, such as refractory cement, to cover the fasteners and provide additional protection. Formations are provided on the bearing pad and shield wall to ensure positive mechanical engagement between the coupling and the potting layer. The shield wall and bearing pad may be integrally formed with the coupling segments or a separate component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Wayne M. Biery, Ahmad Sith, Douglas R. Dole
  • Publication number: 20140333064
    Abstract: A riser clamp (20) comprising a first jaw portion (211) and a second jaw portion (212) that can be opened and closed relative to each other. The jaw portions (211/212) each comprise a thermoplastic body (301/302) that can be, for example, injection molded pieces of polyethylene (e.g., HDPE). The jaw portions (211/212) can be connected by a hinge (39) that is integrally formed therewith. The clamp (20) can also include cradles (701/702) and caps (711/712) for holding auxiliary lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Travis L. Sessions, Gary W. Schroeder, Tyler B. Miner, Larry G. Cobb
  • Publication number: 20140333063
    Abstract: A welding system using a purge plug for data acquisition. In one example, a purge plug includes purge plug component having a sealing structure. The sealing structure is configured to abut a surface of a hollow device and to form a seal between the sealing structure and the hollow device. The purge plug also includes a sensor at least partly disposed in the purge plug component, the sealing structure, or some combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher J. Nelli, Joseph Peter McGowan, Charles R. Tiller, Steven Edward Barhorst
  • Publication number: 20140306446
    Abstract: A fitting for the mounting of an exhaust probe on an exhaust pipe with a base body having a central axis and secured to the exhaust pipe, with a bearing part having a longitudinal axis to accommodate the exhaust probe, wherein the bearing part and the base body are at least two-part and the bearing part can be secured in the base body in various positions, P1, P2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: TENNECO GMBH
    Inventors: Georg KRAUS, Martin WEISENBURGER, Pascal GALIVEL
  • Publication number: 20140217721
    Abstract: In an electrostatic coating apparatus, an electrically conductive coating material is supplied through a coating material supplying path to a coating gun to which a high voltage is applied. The electrostatic coating apparatus is provided with an insulating and separating valve capable of electrically insulating and separating the coating material supplying path into an application side in which the high voltage is applied and a non-application side. The insulating and separating valve is provided with a female coupling member having a first connecting portion and a male coupling member having a second connecting portion. A supplying hole for supplying a cleaning fluid to the first connecting portion and the second connecting portion and a discharging hole for discharging the cleaning fluid supplied to the first connecting portion and the second connecting portion are provided on one of the female coupling member disposed on the non-application side and the male coupling member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Nakazono, Hiroki Matsunaga, Masashi Honma, Norihiko Sudo
  • Patent number: 8758876
    Abstract: A coating which provides corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and, optionally, lubrication, for deposition on a threaded article is disclosed. The coating comprises a polymer matrix, such as a polyimide, which is modified with small amounts of a fluorine containing polymer modifier, as well as other compounds or additives to improve performance of the coating. Additionally, the coating can further comprise a solid lubricant or an anticorrosion compound dispersed within the polymer matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Tenaris Connections Limited
    Inventors: Gabriel Eduardo Carcagno, Klaus Endres
  • Publication number: 20140167406
    Abstract: The air tool hook is comprised of a pair of connection fittings for compressed fluids with a first connection on one end of the fitting for connecting a compressed air line and a second connection on the other end of the fitting for attaching a pneumatic tool to the compressed air line, a manifold, wherein one end of the manifold is attached to a side of the fitting and a hole is bored through the other end of the manifold, a hook with one end shaped for hanging the hook and the other end, a straight shaft, sized and shaped to be placed through the hole of the manifold, grooves cut into the shaft, retaining clips attaching the shaft to the manifold, whereby the clips are placed into the grooves of the shaft on either side of the hole, the first and second connections are rotatable, and the hook and shaft are rotatable with respect to the manifold, whereby the air line, the pneumatic tool and the hook are able to rotate independently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Timothy Allen Harris
  • Publication number: 20140151999
    Abstract: A receptacle has a backward-movable floating mechanism and includes a receptacle-side slider, a first lock mechanism (first ball) functioning to couple and fix the receptacle to a plug, and a second lock mechanism (second ball, indentation) that prevents the backward movement. The plug includes a plug-side slider and an indentation. When the plug is inserted into the receptacle, the plug-side slider is prevented from moving forward by the first ball and only the housing of the plug moves forward. When connection between male and female members is complete, the first ball fits into the indentation and the plug-side slider moves forward to lock the first ball. The receptacle-side slider is pushed backward by the plug-side slider, the second lock mechanism is unlocked and the housing of the receptacle is moved backward by the floating mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Osamu IMAKI, Hideto SHIMAZU
  • Publication number: 20140150531
    Abstract: A pipe stub is provided that includes an elongated cylindrical portion that is selectively sealed on one end. For example, the cylindrical portion may be selectively sealed with a removable diaphragm. In operation, after the pipe stub is interconnected to a plumbing system and a leak test is completed, the plumber severs show otherwise circumvents the diaphragm to open the pipe stub, which can be used to receive additional plumbing components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: WCM Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: William T. Ball
  • Publication number: 20140028017
    Abstract: A junction device for ducts and pipelines is described, made up of an internally hollow main body manufactured with a plastic material obtained through molding. The main body being provided with connection means configured for connecting and for sealingly fixing the junction device to one or more pipelines and/or to one or more apparatuses to which such pipelines must be connected. The junction device comprises at least one plate in plastic material, molded in a single piece with the main body. On at least one of the two opposite surfaces of such a plate being imprinted information relative to the junction device, like for example one or more identifier codes or barcodes, a description of the junction device itself, brands and/or logos of any kind.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventors: Anna STIATTI, Alberto STIATTI, Matteo Maria STIATTI
  • Publication number: 20130341908
    Abstract: A fluid system includes a loading arm connected to a swivel joint. A counterbalance mechanism is connected between the loading arm and the swivel joint. An adjustment mechanism adjusts the counterbalance force applied by the counterbalance mechanism to the loading arm. The adjustment mechanism includes a guide plate connected to the swivel joint and includes a guide slot and a straight bore guide. A bracket is movably connected to the guide plate and has one or more apertures and a threaded bore guide. Fasteners extend through the guide slot and the one or more apertures to selectively secure the bracket to the guide plate. A lead screw is disposed at least partially within the straight bore guide and the threaded bore guide. Rotation of the lead screw causes the bracket to move along a length of the lead screw and thereby adjust the counterbalance force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Michael Crum, Krzysztof Wejdman
  • Publication number: 20130291970
    Abstract: A tubular medical fluid flow set comprises a pressure sensing chamber connected in flow-through relation to fluid flow tubing of the set. The pressure sensing chamber defines a movable, flexible, impermeable diaphragm dividing the chamber into two separate compartments. The fluid flow tubing communicates with one of the compartments and is isolated from the other of the compartments. A port is carried on the chamber, the port having a seal therein, and communicating with the other of the compartments. Thus, the other of the compartments is hermetically sealed until the port is opened for connection with a pressure measuring device, to keep the flexible diaphragm in a desired, initial position prior to opening of the seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventors: WILLIAM J. SCHNELL, DAVID BELL, KAREN WILSON, DAVID S. UTTERBERG
  • Publication number: 20130285369
    Abstract: A tubular joint comprising: is provided. The tubular joint comprises first and second tubular members, a metallic seal ring between the tubular members and having sealing surfaces designed to mate with corresponding sealing surfaces of the tubular members to form a primary seal, an additional seal provided between the tubular members radially outwardly of the primary seal, a fluid channel having an outlet opening in an end surface of the first tubular member radially outwardly of said primary seal and radially inwardly of said additional seal, and annular seal members interposed between the seal ring and the tubular members radially outwardly of the primary seal and radially inwardly of said outlet opening and designed to allow fluid flow past the seal members in a radial direction inwards and to prevent fluid flow past the seal members in a radial direction outwards.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: Vetco Gray Scandinavia AS
    Inventors: Ole Gjerstad, Bo Anders Wiktorsson, Kristina Ulrika Johansson
  • Patent number: 8556300
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a preassembled media line with a line connector, composed of a connector body with a connecting portion to which a media line is connected, and with a coupling portion for sealed connection to a mating coupling part. In this arrangement, the media line is provided with a heating wire and said heating wire is continued from the connector body and the media line, when connected, in such a manner that it is arranged at least partially on the coupling portion. The connector body and the media line are surrounded at the end by a housing formed, in particular, from housing shells, the sealing function and a retaining function being divided between the housing and the connector body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: VOSS Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Marco Isenburg, Frank Peters, Michele Stelluto, Josef Brandt, Sascha Rosenfeldt, Adrian Klehr
  • Patent number: 8480883
    Abstract: A pipe coupling (10) which comprises a coupling body (12) having an inlet end (22) for connection to a water outlet; an outlet end (24) for connection to a water inlet, and a liquid flow passage (26) which connects the inlet and outlet ends (22, 24) and which defines a water flow path (28) through the coupling body (12); a sealable filter and flow detector access opening (14) which is provided on the coupling body (12); and a filter element (16) and a flow detector device (20) which are removably receivable in the coupling body via the access opening and positionable on the flow path to extend across at least a part of the lateral extent of the liquid flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: DLP Limited
    Inventor: Robert William Stimpson
  • Publication number: 20130153046
    Abstract: A fuel line assembly for an aircraft comprises a ferrule assembly comprising a ferrule affixed to an isolation tube, which may be directly affixed to a fuel tube or affixed to an extension tube, which in turn, is affixed to the fuel tube. The ferrule assembly provides electrostatic discharge protection and lightning protection as the isolation tube maintains a separation distance from the ferrule and fuel tube, both of which are made from metal. The isolation tube is made from a dielectric material, but which may have conductive particles added to aid in the dissipation of an electrostatic charge. The electrical resistance through the isolation tube has a lower limit to arrest the flow of the induced lightning current through the assembly. The amount of lightning protection afforded can be configured. The ferrule assembly components may be affixed by using thermo-welding, adhesive, or mechanical pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Hansom, James P. Irwin, Nathan Michael Kelley
  • Publication number: 20130147184
    Abstract: A quick connector assembly (20) includes a coupling housing (22) having a fluid quick connector (34) disposed about an end (24) and a sensor quick connector (40) axially aligned with an auxiliary axis (A2). A sensor housing (42) is insertable along the auxiliary axis (A2) to couple a sensor with the coupling housing (22). The sensor quick connector (40) includes at least one leg (48) and the sensor housing (42) includes a locking barb (44) extending radially outwardly to flex the leg (48) during axial movement of the sensor housing (42). The leg (48) includes a mechanical stop (54) and the locking barb (44) includes a shoulder (70) for engaging the mechanical stop (54) to establish an interlocked position of the housings (22, 42) and prevent rotational movement of the sensor housing (42) about the auxiliary axis (A2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: Matthew D. Lutzke, Justin L. Gauthier
  • Publication number: 20130145762
    Abstract: A coupling system for a hybrid energy plant including a heat-pump unit and a combined heat and power generation unit, having at least one coupling device for coupling the heat-pump unit and the combined heat and power generation unit. A device and a method provide a coupling for a heat-pump unit and a combined heat and power generation unit, in doing which, the highest possible overall efficiency and the lowest possible consumption of resources relative to already known uncoupled plants is ensured. At least one coupling device has an electrical coupling unit and/or a hydraulic coupling unit which are designed to be switchable for a coupling of the heat-pump unit and the combined heat and power generation unit. An energy-transformation system for generating heat and/or cold and a method for energy transformation having a coupling system are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventors: Ekkehard Laqua, Cornelius Munz
  • Publication number: 20130106097
    Abstract: A structure for fastening an outlet module in a water purifier in order to supply hot and/or cold water to the outside. In the water purifier, a supply module has a flow rate sensor and a filter and is configured to supply hot and/or cold water through a supply pipe disposed in a side portion thereof. An outlet module is connected to the supply pipe via a connector pipe and configured to open and close an outlet port of hot and/or cold water via a lever member disposed in a body thereof. The structure includes a fitting member having a plurality of recesses and a plurality of protrusions formed sequentially on an outer circumference thereof, a coupling-hole formed in a periphery of the connector pipe, and a fastening member fitted into the coupling-hole to connect the connector pipe and the supply pipe to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventors: Kil Jae Kim, Kil Ho Kim
  • Publication number: 20130087234
    Abstract: A double-sealed cross-port fitting for use in a series progressive divider valve comprises an adapter body, a passage and a ring segment. The adapter body extends axially from a first end to a second end and includes an adapter segment and a coupling segment. The adapter segment is positioned at the first end and is configured to be coupled to another component. The coupling segment is positioned at the second end, extends from the adapter segment, and is configured to be inserted into a valve body. The passage extends through the adapter body from the first end to the second end. The ring segment extends radially from the coupling segment and is configured to engage the valve body. The ring segment forms a first seal face between the ring segment and the adapter segment and a second seal face between the ring segment and the second end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: GRACO MINNESOTA INC.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Klaphake, Anthony J. Kuschel
  • Publication number: 20130056538
    Abstract: Various identification tags are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system includes a coupling with an extended skirt having an opening to receive an identification tag. The identification tag may be configured to be snapped into the opening, slid into the opening, or threaded into the opening, for example. The identification tag, such as an RFID tag, may include an electronics module to enable wireless communication with a reader. The electronics module may be received within a body to facilitate installation and retention of the tag and increase durability. The disclosed tags may also be installed in other components. Various other tags, systems, devices, and methods pertaining to identification tags are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: Merrick Systems Inc.
    Inventor: Ian Rex Binmore
  • Publication number: 20130049352
    Abstract: A combined structure for air-conditioning ventilation comprises a tee connector (1), an easy connector (40), and a caliber adapter (30). The tee connector (1) comprises a tubular adjustable part (10) at its cylindrical tube (3) for outflow ventilation. The caliber adapter (30) may be installed at the inflow cylindrical tube (14) of the tee connector (1). By clamping the snap-fit points of the easy connector (40) into the snap-fit points (7) that is located on a first cylindrical tube (3) of the tee connector (1), the easy connector (40) may be installed at the first cylindrical tube (3). The resulting combined structure can be easily installed and used, and can have its parts easily switched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Shanghai Yingda Air Conditioning Enterprise Co., LTD
    Inventor: Jincai Guo
  • Publication number: 20120306193
    Abstract: Disclosed is a combination coupling device having a cylindrical coupling element and a removable bearing hub spider that fits within the coupling element. The coupling element has a coupling ledge on which the bearing hub spider can be positioned and engaged via engagement means. The inner wall of the coupling element may be threaded to engage the ends of complementary threads on pipes inserted therein. The bearing hub spider is interchangeable so as to allow replacement of one bearing hub spider that is specific to a certain application with a second bearing hub spider specific to a different application, without the need to replace the coupling element which can remain in place on the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: William C. Frazier
  • Patent number: 8322754
    Abstract: Coating systems which provide corrosion resistance and, optionally, lubrication, for threaded connections are disclosed. The compositions comprise a first coating composition comprising polymer matrices of polyimides or epoxies which are modified with small amounts of a fluorine containing polymer. Also present in the coating compositions are corrosion inhibiting agents and inorganic particles having a mean diameter of between approximately 10 nm and 10 ?m. Solid lubricants, which may include at least one of PTFE, HDPE, Graphite, and MoS2, are optionally added to provide the first coating with a low coefficient of friction. The coating systems may further comprise a second coating composition, comprising a solid lubricant dispersed within an epoxy resin and a solvent. The first and second coating compositions are deposited on at least a portion of at least one of the pin and box members of the threaded connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Tenaris Connections Limited
    Inventors: Gabriel Eduardo Carcagno, Klaus Endres
  • Publication number: 20120294680
    Abstract: The invention provides a method for anchoring a cable bolt in a ground formation using a multi-part resin system and an injection adaptor for use in the anchoring method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Richard Stanton McClellan, Horst-Peter Simon
  • Publication number: 20120292899
    Abstract: A hydraulic coupling member is equipped with dual, electrically conductive contacts one of which is configured to contact a junction plate or junction plate holding the coupling member while the other is configured to contact an opposing coupling member when the coupling is fully made up thereby electrically bonding the coupling system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: NATIONAL COUPLING COMPANY, INC.
    Inventor: Robert E. Smith, III
  • Publication number: 20120286506
    Abstract: A manifold housing which includes an inlet end for receiving fluid in communication with a main channel defined within the housing. The housing includes a series of outlets in fluid communication with the main channel. The outlets are for connecting outlet pipes thereto, wherein the inlet end having inlet threads for receiving standard pipe threaded fittings therein. Preferably the outlets of the manifold housing includes upwardly projecting lugs attached at one end to a bottom of the outlet, wherein the lugs for abutting with a lug end of a crimp ring used to secure an outlet pipe to the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel McKenzie
  • Publication number: 20120256410
    Abstract: An all-inclusive manway and sump connector designed to allow for the attachment of both manway covers and sumps to the manway of an underground storage tank without the need for an adapter or the retrofitting of the manway which was required with the devices and modalities of the prior art.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: David D. Russell
  • Patent number: 8256740
    Abstract: A connection mechanism for fluid pipings, for connecting a plurality of the fluid pipings to flow a fluid, includes: a first component provided to one side of the plurality of the fluid pipings and including a movable portion constituting a part of a pressure control valve and operated by a differential pressure; a second component provided to another side of the plurality of the fluid pipings and including an opening and closing mechanism which is opened and closed by an operation of the movable portion constituting the part of the pressure control valve; and a transmission mechanism provided to at least one of the first component and the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Toru Nakakubo
  • Publication number: 20120204552
    Abstract: Disclosed is a reservoir tank, comprising a connector body installed on a master cylinder, a hose connection tube body, which is arranged protruding from the edge of the connector body and has a hose connected with the reservoir tank connected thereto, and a conveying arm guide section as an interference preventing section, which is arranged on the connector body and prevents interference with the conveying jig when the connector body is supported by a conveying jig. When a conveying arm of the conveying jig abuts the conveying arm guide section and supports the connector body, the conveying arm will not interfere with the hose connection tube body due to the conveying arm guide section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 6, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: BOSCH CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshiyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8186202
    Abstract: An apparatus for sealing tubing to a device, the apparatus including: a first seal configured to seal the tubing to the device, the first seal having a device side in contact with the device and an interior side opposite the device side; a test sleeve configured to surround the first seal and to seal to the device using a second seal; a third seal disposed at the test sleeve and configured to seal the tubing to the test sleeve wherein the test sleeve, the second seal, and the third seal form a pressure boundary about the first seal; a test port disposed at the test sleeve, the test port being in communication with seals, wherein the test port is configured to connect to a seal test device to test the integrity of the seals in communication with the test port; and a plug configured to seal the test port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Louis F. Lafleur, Ralph Joseph Robert, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20120103443
    Abstract: A coupling system is provided. The system comprises a first hydraulic line element that is electrically conductive at least inside, a second hydraulic line element, an electrically conductive intermediate element that projects by a first end thereof at least partially into the first hydraulic line element, a releasable fastening element configured to couple the electrically conductive intermediate element to the second hydraulic line element, and a conducting device coupled to a predetermined electric potential and connected in an electrically conductive manner to the electrically conductive intermediate element. In this way, the two hydraulic lines can be coupled in a releasable manner and dissipate electric charge that may build up in, for example, a fuel system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 3, 2012
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Andreas Franke
  • Publication number: 20120056416
    Abstract: Systems and methods for establishing electrical continuity about pipes and other conduits are detailed. The systems may include conductive seals formed, for example, of polymeric and conductive materials. Polymeric materials may include rubber, silicon, and fluorosilicon and conductive materials may include metal charges, carbon, carbon nanotubes, carbon fibers, and intrinsically conducting polymers, although neither type of material is so limited.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventor: VALERIE BRIAND
  • Publication number: 20120020744
    Abstract: The invention provides a compact apparatus for providing a substantially pressure-tight connection between a source of a plastics component and an opening of an inner channel of a rock bolt wherein the apparatus comprises a central block moveable to be aligned with the rock bolt, a supply pipe slidably arranged in the central block, a first force transmitter, a gripper for attaching the central block to the rock bolt, a gripper drive slidably mounted on the central block and arranged to operate the gripper, and a second force transmitter wherein the first force transmitter is arranged to press the supply pipe onto the opening of the inner channel of the rock bolt; wherein the gripper is mounted on the central block; and wherein the second force transmitter is arranged to operate the gripper drive to force the gripper to clamp the central block onto the rock bolt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventor: Ernst Eigemann
  • Publication number: 20120005877
    Abstract: A tuning cable for hydraulic system noise reduction is secured to a secondary fitting where the secondary fitting is mounted in a primary fitting using a pressed-in fit, a threaded connection or a slip fit after a tuning cable is installed in the secondary fitting by crimping the secondary fitting. The primary fitting is secured to a hydraulic connector which is also secured to a hydraulic hose to form a hydraulic hose assembly. In an alternative embodiment the secondary fitting is slipped directly into the hydraulic connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventor: Christopher M. Bunde