Pipe To Discreet Nipple Or Sleeve To Plate (i.e., Three Successive Pieces) Patents (Class 285/136.1)
  • Patent number: 11408164
    Abstract: A modular room includes a floor having an upper surface, and a lower surface. The floor defines a floor height between the upper surface and the lower surface, and the floor defines a through aperture. At least three walls have a lower end connected to the floor and an upper end extend away from the floor, a ceiling is connected to the upper end of the walls, and a drain body is positioned in the floor aperture. The drain body has an upper surface and a lower surface and defines a drain body height between the upper and lower surfaces. The drain body height is less than the floor height, such that the drain body does not extend above the upper surface of the floor or below the lower surface of the flow while the drain body is positioned in the aperture in the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: ZURN INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: David Michael Gomo, Robert Anthony DiPlacido, Michael Thomas Benesh, Christopher J. Say, John Matthew Lawrence
  • Patent number: 11296551
    Abstract: An induction luminaire system for use in high-moisture environments includes a transmitter coupling structure housing an induction transmitter having a first planar coil. The transmitter coupling structure is received with a wall fitting or a lighting niche. An induction receiver has a second planar coil to receive an induction signal from the first planar coil, wherein the induction receiver is in electrical communication with the light module, and wherein the induction receiver provides power from the received induction signal to a light module. A receiver coupling structure houses the induction receiver. The first planar coil of the induction transmitter is positioned substantially parallel and co-axial with the second planar coil of the induction receiver, and both the first and second planar coils are positioned at least partially within the interior of the underwater wall fitting or the interior of the underwater lighting niche.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: John Clifford Sanson, David John Sanson
  • Patent number: 11092270
    Abstract: An elbow-equipped expansion joint, even when there is an axial and lateral displacement between a first pipe and a second pipe, can absorb the displacement and connect the first pipe and the second pipe. The elbow-equipped expansion joint includes: an expandable joint including a first sleeve and a second sleeve; and a pair of rotatable elbows joined to both ends of the expandable joint. The elbows each include one elbow pipe, and the other elbow pipe rotatably joined to the one elbow pipe. The bend angle of each elbow can be changed by rotating the other elbow pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: THE VICTAULIC COMPANY OF JAPAN LIMITED
    Inventor: Yuji Noda
  • Patent number: 11047632
    Abstract: A support assembly for attaching a heat exchanger to a frame of a machine. The support assembly including a clip having one or more attachment features for attaching to the frame and a support member disposed between a first fin portion and a second fin portion of the heat exchanger. The support member disposed between the clip and the tube member to at least partially surrounds a perimeter of the tube member and form a seal therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Dongming Tan, Virender Kumar
  • Patent number: 11025115
    Abstract: An electric machine rotor assembly includes a rotor core defining a rotor axis. Windings are seated in the rotor core. A plurality of wedges circumferentially spaced apart around the rotor core relative to the rotor axis. Each rotor core extends axially and separates between two respective portions of the windings. A supply end plate is mounted at a first axial end of the rotor core. A return end plate is mounted at a second axial end of the rotor core opposite the first axial end. A flow path for coolant fluid extends through the supply end plate into the wedges, through the wedges and into the return end plate, and through the return end plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Eric Alan Larson, Glenn C. Lemmers, Jr., Brady A. Manogue
  • Patent number: 10969038
    Abstract: A tubular base plate assembly has a lower surface connected to a heating system component and an upper surface. A tubular seal plate assembly is positioned above the base plate assembly upper surface having a mating surface facing the base plate assembly upper surface with a plurality of grooves therein. Sealing material is provided within the grooves. A tubular hub assembly is positioned above the seal plate assembly. A plurality of fasteners connects the seal plate assembly to the hub. A plurality of external brackets connects the seal plate assembly to the base plate assembly to secure the seal plate assembly. The sealing material forms a first gasket between the seal plate assembly and the base plate assembly. Each of the external brackets is joined to the tubular base plate assembly, so that the external brackets and the tubular base plate assembly are integral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Nigel Treloar
  • Patent number: 10938245
    Abstract: An induction luminaire system for use in high-moisture environments includes a transmitter coupling structure housing an induction transmitter having a first planar coil. An exterior of the transmitter coupling structure is engageable with a wall fitting or a lighting niche. The transmitter coupling structure has a rear surface which extends into the wall fitting or the lighting niche not more than a predetermined distance. An induction receiver has a second planar coil to receive an induction signal from the first planar coil, wherein the induction receiver is in electrical communication with the light module, and wherein the induction receiver provides power from the received induction signal to a light module. A receiver coupling structure houses the induction receiver and having an interior recess, wherein a portion of the transmitter coupling structure housing the first planar coil is removably positionable within the interior recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: John Clifford Sanson, David John Sanson
  • Patent number: 10822995
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for a flexible band electrical component mount that includes a flexible band configured to receive one or more electrical components. The flexible band may be configured to couple to and/or wrap around at least a portion of an aircraft propulsor. The electrical components may be configured to output data from the aircraft propulsor and/or data related to operation of the aircraft propulsor. Such flexible bands may be configured to receive a plurality of electrical components and may be configured to wrap around the portion of the aircraft propulsor a plurality of times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Chris T. Jasklowski
  • Patent number: 10532508
    Abstract: A sealing device for sealing a venting port of an extrusion apparatus. The sealing device includes a saddle having a saddle counter bore and a seal ring positioned in the saddle counter bore of the saddle. The sealing device also includes a barrel counter bore provided in a barrel of the extrusion apparatus. The saddle counter bore and the barrel counter bore are dimensioned to receive the seal ring, wherein when the seal ring is positioned in the saddle counter bore and the barrel counter bore, a seal is formed between the seal ring in all range of processing temperatures, the saddle and the barrel to prevent the unwanted leakage of high pressure melt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Graham Engineering Corporation
    Inventor: Jingyi Xu
  • Patent number: 10494987
    Abstract: A coolant passage device 3 includes coolant intake pipes 11 and 12 that take in coolant from an engine, a delivery pipe 17 to a radiator communicating with the coolant intake pipes, and a delivery pipe 18 to the heater core branched from a central passage 16 connecting the coolant intake pipes with the delivery pipe to the radiator. A branch port 18a leading to the delivery pipe 18 to the heater core is opened in an upper portion in the central passage 16 in a state where the coolant passage device 3 is mounted to the engine, and the branch port 18a has a wall surface 21 surrounding the branch port and hanging down into the central passage 16. The wall surface 21 prevents bubbles contained in the coolant from entering the branch port 18a. And the coolant passage device consequently prevents coolant flow noise from occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: NIPPON THERMOSTAT CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Fujio Inoue, Daisuke Tsukamoto, Hiroyasu Koyama
  • Patent number: 10487300
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plumbing connection useful in the field of fluid transfer, including in many stages of beer brewing operations, to connect to a fluid inlet or outlet in which the plumbing connection includes a threaded, compressible bushing that compressibly grips a tube when tightened to make a plumbing connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: George W. Miller
  • Patent number: 10458058
    Abstract: A 90 degree adjustable elbow connector for a dryer exhaust assembly, including first and second body halves having concave inner surfaces and convex outer surfaces which are connected together to collectively form a hollow, tubular elbow body defining a channel therebetween. The elbow body has a first open end and an opposite second open end disposed 90 degrees to said first open end. A ring-shaped first collar is rotatably connected to the first end of the elbow body to permit 360 degree rotation relative to the elbow body. The first collar is configured and dimensioned to connect to a dryer exhaust vent. A ring-shaped second collar is rotatably connected to the second end of the elbow body to permit 360 degree rotation relative to the elbow body. The second collar is configured and dimensioned to connect to a dryer exhaust duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Lambro Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Shivraj Anand, Scott Racywolski, Ricardo Chiari
  • Patent number: 10422454
    Abstract: A support coupling which provides a frangible point for a lighting fixture, and which prevents water from accumulating at the frangible point and from penetrating an inner chamber of the lighting fixture where electronic components are disposed includes an inner wall and an outer wall. The inner wall has a higher grade (i.e., is taller) than the outer wall. A space between the inner wall and the outer wall receives an extension column. Water running down the sides of the extension column is collected in the space and pours out of the coupling over the shorter outer wall before the water reaches the top of the inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Sean Michael Blondin, John Brian Schneider, Paul John Gongola
  • Patent number: 10378446
    Abstract: An injector for a gas turbine engine includes a feed arm including a primary and a secondary fluid passage. An inlet assembly is fixed at an upstream end of the feed arm having at least one inlet in fluid communication with the primary and the secondary fluid passages. A tip assembly is fixed at a downstream end of the feed arm having a fluid outlet in communication with the primary and secondary fluid passages for issuing a spray of fluid. The primary and secondary fluid passages are monolithically formed within the feed arm. At least one of the primary and secondary fluid passages includes a nonlinear section configured to provide increased residence time for cooling fluid in the first and second fluid passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Delavan Inc
    Inventor: Mark A. Caples
  • Patent number: 10221974
    Abstract: A pipe/fitting having an end having a modified crimp for securing both flexible ducts and pipes. Specifically, the pipe/fitting includes an end having a series of annularly disposed pipes. The modified crimp includes an outwardly facing channel in the base of the series of crimps configured to secure a flexible duct between the channel and a fastener received in the channel. The end also includes a pipe coupling system at the base of the series of crimps configured to couple a pipe to the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: FAMOUS INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Steven E. Kirkpatrick
  • Patent number: 10066770
    Abstract: A weldless assembly comprises a plurality of tubes, wherein the plurality of tubes includes an inner tube, an intermediate tube, and an outer tube; a first closure end configured to cap a first side of the plurality of tubes; and a second closure end configured to cap a second side of the plurality of tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Floyd K. Matlack, Christian Fages
  • Patent number: 9920694
    Abstract: A fireshield fastener hood and method of bonding a cover to a substrate therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Kenneth Holland, William Bogue
  • Patent number: 9863129
    Abstract: A seamless locking drain connector structure of a metallic sink is provided. A water outlet of a bottom of the metallic sink is integrally formed with an annular ring extending outward from the bottom of the metallic sink. The annular ring is fixedly connected with a connecting sleeve. The connecting sleeve is formed with outer threads. An open end of a stepped trough of the drain connector is formed with a retaining rim portion relative to the bottom end of the connecting sleeve. The retaining rim portion is connected with a locking sleeve. The locking sleeve is formed with inner threads corresponding to the outer threads of the connecting sleeve. The inner threads mesh with the outer threads, such that the retaining rim portion of the drain connector is tightly locked to the bottom end of the connecting sleeve to connect with the annular ring and the water outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Inventor: Jun-Qi Lin
  • Patent number: 9831649
    Abstract: A rain-tight fitting for connecting electrical metal tubing to an electrical box in a rain-tight fit. The rain-tight fitting includes a fitting body having a leading end adapted to connect to the knockout of an electrical box and a trailing end adapted to create a rain-tight fit with an end of electrical metal tubing (EMT). One or more sleeves are seated within a trailing bore of the fitting body and are held in place by a fastener. A necked-down wall portion on the sleeve contacts the outer periphery of the EMT as it is inserted into the trailing end of the fitting. After the EMT is fully inserted within the trailing end of the fitting, the fastener is tightened to drive the fastener against the outer periphery of the EMT, thereby providing a grounding path between the fitting, the electrical box, and the EMT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: ARLINGTON INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Gretz
  • Patent number: 9664318
    Abstract: An integrated fitting arrangement includes a mounting plate having a base portion and a stem portion, along with a sleeve member adapted to slidingly engage the stem portion of the mounting plate. By having sliding and/or telescoping capability, the sleeve can adapt its length to couple a piping element with a fitting element in a variety of applications. A release pusher element is provided as part of the sleeve member to facilitate the release of tubing, piping and other cylindrical objects inserted into a fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Quick Fitting, Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Crompton, Libardo Ochoa Dias
  • Patent number: 9468875
    Abstract: A fluid reservoir includes a reservoir body forming a reservoir volume and a header opening. A header seals the header opening and includes at least a heater disposed within the reservoir volume and a fluid draw conduit. A bag filter is connected to the header such that it completely encloses the heater and the fluid draw conduit such that, when fluid is drawn from the reservoir volume through the sump location, the fluid is filtered by the bag filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Theron J. Cassidy, Jason W. Hudgens, David Ahlman
  • Patent number: 9377201
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine fuel injector stem includes a single piece of material with a flange, a center body, a gas gallery, and a fluid passage. The flange includes a cylindrical shape, a plurality of mounting holes and a handle hole. The center body extends from a flange cap in the flange axial direction. The gas gallery is adjacent the center body and distal to the flange. The gas gallery includes a ring shape oriented transverse to the flange and includes a gallery opening. The fluid passage extends through the flange, center body, and gas gallery and is in flow communication with the gallery opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: Solar Turbines Incorporated
    Inventors: Robert James Fanella, Donald Lee Seybert, Thomas John Chipman Rogers, Anthony Fahme
  • Patent number: 9325363
    Abstract: Disclosed is a weatherproof bulkhead mount that includes a weatherproof bulkhead housing having a portion sized to pass through a surface of a waterproof, sealed enclosure to an inside space of the enclosure and a portion sized to remain on the surface. The mount has a connector in the housing that provides electrical connection for an active component and is accessible from the outdoor environment, a circuit board in electrical connection with the connector for providing electrical communication between the connector and the inside space, and a removable cap to provide access to the connector when removed and to provide a weatherproof seal for the connector when not removed. Preferably, the “active” component socket is a SIM socket. Preferably, the cap has a push/pull grip, an elastic tether and a tether retaining ring. The tether retaining ring can also function as a weatherproof bulkhead gasket against the weatherproof bulkhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: ERICSSON INC.
    Inventor: Anthony Ferraro
  • Patent number: 9010812
    Abstract: An adapter for releasably securing a probe to a reaction vessel. Embodiments of the adapter include a cover plate for mating with a reaction vessel, a body portion extending from the cover plate, and a probe gripping portion secured to the body portion. A collet and at least one anvil resides within the body portion/probe gripping portion assembly. The collet has at least one split conical end that may be divided into a plurality of flexible gripping fingers, the conical end of the collet adapted to mate with the at least one anvil. An o-ring is preferably located in the body portion and surrounds a probe when the probe is passed through the adapter. Pressure from the reaction vessel exerts an axial force on the o-ring which, in turn, exerts a like force on the anvil, thereby causing the gripping fingers of the collet to exert a gripping force on the probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Mettler-Toledo AutoChem, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Alfred Blacklin
  • Publication number: 20150102596
    Abstract: A detachable connecting device for connecting first and second functional components to each other has a connecting element arranged in a connecting element receptacle of the first functional component so as to be force-transmitting. A bushing that is circumferentially closed is arranged on the connecting element. A bushing receptacle is provided on the second functional component. The bushing together with the connecting element is arranged in the bushing receptacle for realizing force transmission between connecting element and second functional component. The bushing receptacle has a circumferential side relative to the connecting axis that is provided with an insertion section with insertion opening to insert the bushing from outside of the circumferential side into the interior of the bushing receptacle or to remove the bushing from the interior of the bushing receptacle through the circumferential side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Alexander Korn, Gerrit-Tobias Speidel, Mustafa Guengoer, Andreas Friedrich
  • Patent number: 8813336
    Abstract: A waterproof sleeve coupling for use in a partition for preventing liquid from leaking through a penetration in the partition either adjacent to or through the sleeve coupling. The sleeve coupling has a water stop constructed of a resilient material and mounted in sealing contact with a sleeve so that a waterproof seal is formed between the water stop and the sleeve. The sleeve coupling optionally includes an extension coupling and an extension sleeve mounted on the sleeve. When the sleeve coupling is mounted in the partition, the extension sleeve extends beyond the surface of the partition to prevent liquid on the surface of the partition from leaking into the passageway of the sleeve coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Cornwall
  • Publication number: 20140131996
    Abstract: The current invention discloses a water drainage system designed for securing a waterproof membrane as well as centering a wastewater pipe. The water drainage system has a coupling mechanism including a lower drain body and a pipe-capturing member. The lower drain body may be installed in a substrate medium, such as a shower pan, onto which a waterproof membrane would be fixed. The pipe-capturing member has two frusto-conical designs which allow the pipe-capturing member to be firmly asserted into the lower drain body and at the same time center and secure the wastewater pipe. The pipe-capturing member and the lower drain body each has a flange wherein the two flanges trap and secure the waterproof member in place. Additional structures such as a drain trim holder may also be adopted to allow easier adjustment. The current invention is particularly useful for shower pan drainage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher Murphy
  • Patent number: 8707989
    Abstract: A fluid discharge device having a main body with first and second ends may be mounted to one or more components of a system. The first end may include an inlet for receiving a fluid flow. A mounting system may include a first mounting plate having an opening with a diameter that is greater than the inlet diameter. An insert may include an outside wall configured to be fitted to the opening of the first mounting plate and may include an inside wall that defines another opening through which the inlet of the fluid discharge device may be fitted. The opening defined by the inside wall of the insert may provide a radial clearance for the inlet that compensates for distortions and/or deviations from an expected inlet and/or main body shape, wherein such distortions may be caused at least partially by stresses experienced during manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Allen S. Pucciani
  • Publication number: 20140076441
    Abstract: A connector attaches a hose to a port from which oil is drained from the chock of an oil film bearing. The connector comprises a conduit having a first leg adapted to be connected to the chock in communication with the port, and a second leg adapted to be connected to the hose. A latching mechanism coacts with the first leg to releasably secure the conduit to the chock.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
    Inventors: Peter N. Osgood, Mortimer Daniel Williams
  • Patent number: 8607472
    Abstract: A hand dryer is equipped with a hand insertion area (10), having a width that is able to accommodate hands, a high-pressure air generator (2), which generates a high-pressure airflow, discharge nozzles (N1, N2), which are disposed in the upper surface of the hand insertion area (10) and blow the high-pressure airflow, an exhaust duct (4), which is connected between the exhaust side of the high-pressure air generator (2) and the discharge nozzles (N1, N2), an ejection port (23), which opens to the space surrounding the hand dryer, a switching damper (24), which opens a portion of the exhaust duct (4) and is connected to the ejection port (23), and an ion generator (22), which generates ions having sterilization action into the high-pressure airflow passing through the exhaust duct (4) on the upstream side of the switching damper (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hikoya Ishii, Hisaharu Yagi
  • Publication number: 20130234432
    Abstract: A microfluidic interconnect system and method for assembly thereof is described. The microfluidic interconnect has a port and a seal, with the port having a reverse taper. The port has a first port end, a second port end, and an inner port surface with a tapered portion. Each port end has an opening with a diameter, and in certain embodiments, the diameter of the first port end is smaller than the diameter of the second port end. The seal has a first end and a second end, and each seal end has a rim and an opening with an inner diameter and an outer diameter. The seal also has an inner surface and an outer surface, where in certain embodiments, each surface has a tapered portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: IDEX Health & Science LLC
    Inventor: Craig Graham
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130025107
    Abstract: An entry fitting system including a generally rigid body configured to extend through an opening of a containment chamber and a generally flexible seal configured to be positioned in the body. The system further includes an insert configured to be coupled to the body and cause the seal to sealingly engage a pipe received through the body, wherein the seal is configured to enable the sealingly engaged pipe to be oriented in a non-parallel position with respect to a central axis of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: DELAWARE CAPITAL FORMATION, INC.
    Inventors: Jeromy E. Higgins, Kristopher A. Kane, Kevin A. Webster
  • Patent number: 8178197
    Abstract: An application for an arced sealing tape has a bottom, an inner wall and an outer wall. The surfaces of the inner wall and the outer wall that are closest to a center point of the arc have an adhesive. Likewise, a bottom surface of the bottom also has an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: David G. Segur
  • Patent number: 8173235
    Abstract: An application for an arced sealing tape has a bottom, an inner wall and an outer wall. The outer wall has an outward flare extending outwardly from the center. The surfaces of the inner wall and the outer wall that are closest to a center point of the arc have an adhesive and a bottom surface of the bottom also has an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventor: David G. Segur
  • Publication number: 20120013119
    Abstract: Provided is a easily manufactured, easily installed, disposable, re-usable, sanitary coupling and seal-forming system which can be 1) front-mounted on circulating systems without breaking into circulatory line tubing or other conduits, and 2) opened and reclosed accessibly, without compromising the sealing integrity of the sealing assembly or the mechanical integrity of a one-piece system. The seal fitting comprises two subcomponents with a linking system which can be opened, or alternatively act as a hinge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventors: Theodore D. Johnson, Robin Boley-Johnson
  • Patent number: 8091927
    Abstract: A gas supply coupling is disposed within and extends through an opening of a combustion chamber for a water heater. The coupling includes a fitting which is a relatively inexpensive stamped component. A stepped tubular connection extends from a plate and includes a first portion having a first diameter which necks down to a second portion having a second diameter less than the first diameter. The stepped tubular connection receives a gas supply tube into the first portion and a gas supply line over the second portion. The tubes are braised to the stepped connection. Other gas supply couplings include a machined fitting and a direct connection between a gas supply tube and a gas supply line in which the gas supply tube itself provides for both the seal to the shield and the connection to the gas supply line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2012
    Assignee: Brass Craft Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: James Scanlon
  • Publication number: 20110309610
    Abstract: A wall-mounted bolt assembly includes a bolt seat, a bolt pipe and a nut. The bolt seat has a central guide threaded trough. One end of the bolt seat is provided with a tray. The bolt pipe is a hollow pipe. The bolt pipe includes an outer threaded section at one end thereof and a stepped sleeve at another end thereof. The outer threaded section is connected to the bolt seat. The sleeve is integrally formed with the outer threaded section and connected with an engaging ring. The nut is hollow and has an inner threaded section. The engaging ring is disposed at one end of the nut to abut against the sleeve of the bolt pipe. Thereby, the engaging ring in the nut abuts against the sleeve of the bolt pipe. The bolt pipe is inserted through the nut. The outer threaded section is screwed to the guide threaded trough of the bolt seat and has a portion inserted in a water pipe. One end of the sleeve is exposed out of the nut. The tray is adapted to cover an outlet of the water pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventor: Chiu-Chih Chung
  • Patent number: 8020896
    Abstract: A hose connector (19, 59) for the assembly in a housing opening (13) of a tank of a portable handheld work apparatus is formed as one piece and has a base plate (20). A sealing rim (21) for mounting in the housing opening (13) is provided on the base plate (20) at a first side (57). The hose connector (19, 59) has at least one connecting channel (31, 32) which projects through the base plate (20) and which, at least at one end, has at least one connecting stub (24, 24?, 25, 26, 26?) for connecting to a hose line. A first connecting stub (26, 26?) is fixed within the sealing rim (21) on the base plate (20) and has a pull-off protector (54). The pull-off protector (54) is at a distance (e) to the base plate (20) perpendicularly to the plane of the base plate (20) which is greater than the distance (f) of the lower edge (51) of the sealing rim (21) to the base plate (20). The lower edge (51) faces away from the base plate (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Ehrmann
  • Patent number: 8001737
    Abstract: Devices, apparatus, systems and methods of installing one-piece sleeve assemblies corrugated decks in floors that are used for plumbing, mechanical, electrical and miscellaneous pipe applications, against water, fire and smoke. A one-piece sleeve assembly combines a resilient sealing member with perimeter extending side walls extending from a central opening that gets poured in place during the concrete pour on the corrugated deck that forms a water, fire and smoke sealed opening about the resilient sealing member and also allows for expansion and contraction of the concrete that surrounds the resilient member, a deck base having outwardly extending wings about a central opening that is aligned with the central opening of the resilient member, and clipped fire stop material that encircles a portion of the central opening of the deck base. The one piece sleeve assembly is installed in a cut out opening the corrugated deck floor so that concrete can then be poured onto the deck about the one-piece assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: MHUBBARD 09, LLC
    Inventor: Darrell W Price
  • Patent number: 7946628
    Abstract: A fitting (58) is inserted into an opening (56) in a wall (50). The fitting (58) includes a ring portion (64) where it extends through the opening (56). It also includes one or two end portions (66, 68) that extend axially outwardly from the ring portion (64). The ring portion (64) has an inside diameter (76) that is smaller than the inside diameters of the end portion or portions (66, 68). The fitting (58) is positioned within the wall opening (56). Then, an expansion tool is moved through the interior of fitting (58) for the purpose of expanding the ring portion (64). The ring portion (64) is expanded to such an extent that it makes a tight fit with the opening (56). Also, the degree of expansion may result in a cold working of the wall material surrounding the opening (56). The expansion tooling only expands the ring portion (64) and does not exert a substantial expanding force on the end portions (66, 68).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Fatigue Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Tom G. Poast, Dean C. Madden, Mark R. Weiss
  • Patent number: 7918486
    Abstract: A connector seal device for connecting a branch pipe to a transverse opening of a main pipe, including a hollow elastomer insert of a first material and a pipe union of a harder second material. The elastomer insert may include a flexible support collar, a sealing wall region with a tapered inside surface having first locking ring zones, and an outside surface adapted to fit the transverse opening. The pipe union may include an engagement end with a tapered outside surface having second locking ring zones. The pipe union may include a socket end adapted to cooperate with the branch pipe. When the elastomer insert is inserted into the transverse opening and the pipe union is pushed into the elastomer insert, the first and second locking ring zones engage in the manner of ratchet teeth to press the elastomer insert against the transverse opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignees: Rehau AG & Co., PT-Poly-Tec GmbH Vertrieb und Hertellung Von Dichtungssystemen
    Inventor: Gerhard Preisendörfer
  • Publication number: 20110010996
    Abstract: A vehicle door structure includes a door body, a window panel, and a washer hose. The door body is attached to a door opening of a vehicle such that the door body can be opened and closed. The window panel is attached to an outer surface of the door body such that a window opening of the door body is covered. The window panel includes an opaque portion that does not allow viewing therethrough at a peripheral region of the window panel. Through the washer hose, washer fluid is supplied. The washer hose is disposed between the outer surface of the door body and the opaque portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Motoki MINAMI
  • Patent number: 7810847
    Abstract: A waterproof sleeve coupling for use in a partition for preventing liquid from leaking through a penetration in the partition either adjacent to or through the sleeve coupling. The sleeve coupling has a flexible water stop mounted in sealing contact with a sleeve so that a waterproof seal is formed between the water stop and the sleeve. The sleeve coupling optionally includes an extension coupling and an extension sleeve mounted on the sleeve. When the sleeve coupling is mounted in the partition, the extension sleeve extends beyond the surface of the partition to prevent liquid on the surface of the partition from leaking into the passageway of the sleeve coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Kenneth R. Cornwall
  • Publication number: 20100237608
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to in one aspect a universal mounting fixture for installation of an associated water feature apparatus. The universal mounting fixture comprises a housing, which may be designed to be cast in position within a water park surface. The housing has an interior sealing surface, and an inlet adapted to be coupled to a water supply for providing water to a water feature mounted in association with the housing. The water feature has an inlet for engaging and sealing with the sealing surface. The sealing surface may define an opening dimensioned to accept the inlet of a water feature fixture in sealing relationship therewith. When water is supplied to the receptacle housing, it will in turn flow to the water feature mounted therewith. The receptacle housing and mounting surface accommodate both inlets from above grade and below grade water feature fixtures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: September 23, 2010
    Applicant: RAIN DROP PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventor: Randall Mosher
  • Publication number: 20100140925
    Abstract: A pipe coupling device comprising a body (3) adapted for insertion into a pipe (2), the body (3) having a through passage, and on its outer surface a groove (14) for receiving a sealing means (30, 40, 50, 60, 90, 100, 110, 120, 130) for forming a fluid-tight seal between the pipe (2) and the body (3), the sealing means having a retaining portion (38) and a sealing portion (32), wherein either the groove (14), the sealing means or both are constructed and arranged such that the retaining portion (38) holds the sealing means within the groove (14) when the sealing portion (32) is subjected to the insertion force experienced when the pipe coupling device (1) is inserted into a pipe (2). Further, the base portion (31) may be axially wider than the sealing portion (32). Further, the sealing means may include reinforcing means (111) adapted to prevent the sealing means leaving the groove (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2008
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Nigel Paul Raper, Karl Andrew Evans
  • Publication number: 20090200700
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coupling made of composite material comprising a polymer matrix reinforced by a fiber structure. The coupling comprises a structural portion reinforced by a main fiber structure, and a first machining portion reinforced by a first fiber structure that is distinct from the main fiber structure, the matrices of the structural portion and of the first machining portion being identical, the first machining portion being situated on at least a fraction of the main face of the structural portion and being machined in a first machining surface, there being no intersection between the first machining surface and the fibers of the main fiber structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventors: Francois Marie Paul Marlin, Philippe Verseux
  • Publication number: 20090127849
    Abstract: According to the invention, it is possible rapidly to connect and disconnect pipes by means of strong wedge action even without any additional work such as welding, possible to prevent noise and damage in storage or installation thereof, and also possible to prevent pipes and the pipe fixing system from being damaged when tension or torsion is exerted while they are coupled. It is also possible to prevent the packing, etc., being deformed or damaged when feeding fluid at a high or ultra-low temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Publication date: May 21, 2009
    Inventor: Suk-Yoon Kim
  • Publication number: 20090067919
    Abstract: A quick to connect and quick to disconnect fluid coupling has a clip, a male portion having an annular groove adapted to receive the clip, a female portion, and a sealing element. The female portion has a dual function frustoconical portion adapted to compress the sealing element during joinder of the male portion with the female portion as well as to compress the clip into the annular groove in preparation of separating the male portion from the female portion. Further, a sleeve is slideably placed about the male portion and adapted to capture the clip compressed within the annular groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Publication date: March 12, 2009
    Inventors: Jonathan Clark Swift, Geoffrey Richard Keast
  • Publication number: 20090058078
    Abstract: A sealed ductwork system has sealed, roll formed connections that form longitudinal seams and end joints for duct sections. The connections have one part with an open receptacle and a spaced flange, and another part with a round nose and a spaced tail. The nose fits into the receptacle with an interference fit and the flange secures the tail. Rectangular duct sections have radiused corners to facilitate sealing of the connections around the corners. A bead of sealant can be applied into the receptacle to enhance sealing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Publication date: March 5, 2009
    Inventor: Gary A. Knudson