Hole Edge Clamp Patents (Class 285/194)
  • Patent number: 11518663
    Abstract: The beverage drinking apparatus may include a spout, a pivot arm, and an entry portion. The spout may include a bore. The pivot arm may include a curved portion that defines a fulcrum for rotating the beverage drinking apparatus. The entry portion may include a flow portion defining a plurality of apertures. The entry portion may include a piercing portion that is distal from the first end of the spout. The piercing portion and the flow portion may be configured to pierce and penetrate a hole in a sidewall of the beverage can as the beverage drinking apparatus is pivoted about the fulcrum with the curved portion engaged with a bottom surface of the beverage can such that liquid flows from the beverage can into the bore through the plurality of first apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Wild Man Lab LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas Widmann
  • Patent number: 11245253
    Abstract: A dispenser apparatus for a curable liquid material is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a flexible bag defining a first compartment for accommodating a first component of a curable liquid material, and a second compartment for accommodating a second component of the curable liquid material and adapted to communicate with the first chamber to enable mixing of the first and second components to initiate curing of the curable liquid material. A first clamp temporarily prevents mixing of the first and second components, and an elongate nozzle communicates with the second compartment to dispense the mixed curable liquid material therefrom. A second clamp temporarily prevents passage of the curable liquid material from the second compartment to the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventor: Samuel L. Proud
  • Patent number: 11221092
    Abstract: A sealing set may be used for sealing and draining a liquid and may comprise a check valve and a mating press unit. When the check valve and the mating press unit may be separated, the check valve may be sealed and may prevent flow of liquid or gas from the first end to the second opening, and when the mating press may be pressed against the check valve so that the third end is inserted into the second end, a flow of liquid or gas may be opened between the two ends. The check valve may comprise a hollow elongated cylinder; a sealing gasket; and a mass and a pressing means configured to press the mass against the sealing gasket for sealing an end. The press unit may comprise a second hollow elongated cylinder and may include one or more holes on the third end perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: ZOHAR DIUK LTD.
    Inventors: Edo Navon, Dror Navon
  • Patent number: 9352646
    Abstract: The inside wall of a fuel tank, and a sub-component are provided with locking means in the form of complementary formations that allow the sub-component to be coupled to the inside surface of the fuel tank wall. Interlocking of the complementary formations is achieved by moving the sub-component towards the wall providing angular movement to the sub-component relative to the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: YFS Automotive Systems, Inc
    Inventors: Jeff Yager, Daniel Butum, Kent T. Salvilla, William Matthew Foster, Daniel Hall, Billy L. Downey, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9339168
    Abstract: An endoscope operation portion structure includes: a frame member inserted from an opening portion on an operation portion main body and arranged; a first fixing portion formed such that a length between a first apex protruded from one side of the frame member and a point on another side opposed to the first apex is longer than a long side of the opening portion; and a second fixing portion formed such that a length between a second apex protruded from the other side of the frame member and a point on the one side opposed to the second apex is longer than the long side of the opening portion, wherein the length between the first apex and the point on the other side and the length between the second apex and the point on the one side portion are shorter than a diagonal direction of the opening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventor: Takeshi Okada
  • Patent number: 9057400
    Abstract: A connecting device and a method for assembling a cable to a bracket are provided. The connecting device includes an outer body arranged circumferentially around the cable, the outer body being divided into a first portion with a substantially constant cross section and a second portion including a plurality of snap arms extending radially outwardly from a point of attachment with the first portion. The cable can be a transmission cable used in a vehicle, where the connecting device is configured to be received in an opening of the bracket, in order to anchor the cable to the vehicle body. The connecting device and cable can be received in any orientation relative to the bracket, where the snap arms are arranged in a continuous manner around the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Kongsberg Automotive AB
    Inventors: Peter Junvik, Adam Theander
  • Publication number: 20140232106
    Abstract: A penetration fitting includes a first fitting half having an inner surface and an outer surface opposite the inner surface, the first fitting half defining an arcuate channel, and a second fitting half having an inner surface and an outer surface opposite the inner surface, the second fitting half defining an arcuate channel, wherein the first and second fitting halves are adapted to abut one another with the inner surfaces of the first and second fitting halves together defining an inner end, the outer surfaces of the first and second fitting halves defining an outer end, and the arcuate channels of the first and second fitting halves cooperating to define a tapered opening configured to accept the at least one pipe segment, the opening having a larger diameter at the inner end and a smaller diameter at the outer end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: S. BRAVO SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Don K. Mukai, Micah J. Nelson, Juan S. Albino
  • Publication number: 20120255330
    Abstract: A drain hose clip for securing a drain hose to a household appliance, and a household appliance having the drain hose clip and drain hose. The drain hose clip includes a body configured to be coupled to the drain hose and to secure the drain hose to the household appliance, and an orientation control feature on the body that engages a corresponding orientation control feature on the drain hose to maintain a fixed position of the drain hose with respect to the body of the drain hose clip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Napat Wanweerakul
  • Patent number: 8124891
    Abstract: A duplex electrical fitting including a one-piece connector body that is die-cast of metal. The duplex fitting includes a pair of inbound bores on the inbound end and a single outbound bore on the outbound end. Two cable engaging clips are secured to the connector body, one adjacent each of the inbound bores, for engaging and securing an electrical cable in each of the inbound bores. An end stop with a pair of round openings therein stops the forward travel of the cables just before the outbound bore. The outbound end of the connector body includes a cylindrical nose portion and a split cylindrical snap ring for providing positive engagement of the outbound end of the duplex fitting to an electrical box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Arlington Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Gretz
  • Publication number: 20110259447
    Abstract: A connector for a fuel tank includes a cylindrical main body; a connecting cylinder body including an attachment portion of a pipe connecting the fuel tank and an external portion, and assembled with the cylindrical main body; and a reinforcing cylinder body housed inside the connecting cylinder body. By a stopper portion formed on an inside of the connecting cylinder body, and a holding end portion of the cylindrical main body positioned inside the connecting cylinder body by the above-mentioned assembling, the reinforcing cylinder body is sandwiched from both sides so that the reinforcing cylinder body is positioned on an inside of the attachment portion of the connecting cylinder body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Applicant: NIFCO INC
    Inventor: Taiichi Ishizaka
  • Publication number: 20110243773
    Abstract: A universal oil fitting may include a body and an orifice. The body may include a first end, a second end, a first outer portion and a second outer portion. The first outer portion may include external threads and may extend longitudinally between the first end and the second outer portion. The orifice may extend longitudinally through the body and may include a first portion having a first inner diameter and a second portion having a threaded second inner diameter. The first portion may extend longitudinally between the first end of the outer body and the second portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Troy R. Brostrom, Gregg M. Hemmelgarn
  • Patent number: 7959189
    Abstract: A tube interface (53) includes a first tube (28) and a second tube (34). The first tube (28) has an oblong opening (54) exhibiting a first major dimension (58), and the second tube (34) has an oblong end (52) exhibiting a second major dimension (72). The oblong end (52) of the second tube (34) is inserted into the oblong opening (54) so that the second major dimension (72) is aligned with the first major dimension (58). The second tube (34) is turned in the oblong opening (54) to move the second major dimension (72) out of alignment with the first major dimension (58) of the oblong opening (54) to secure the second tube (34) to the first tube (28) prior to brazing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Calsonickansei North America, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Snow, Tyler W. McCamey
  • Publication number: 20100314866
    Abstract: A joint for a fluid line of a vehicle for conveying a fluid through a vehicle frame member includes a unitary body having a first end adapted for engagement to a first fluid conduit and a second end adapted for engagement to a second fluid conduit. The body is sized to span between first and second walls of the vehicle frame member. A bore extends axially through the body and fluidly connects the first and second fluid conduits. The joint includes at least one connector configured to engage the vehicle frame member for releasably mounting the joint to the vehicle frame member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Scott J. Volchko
  • Patent number: 7591486
    Abstract: A fluid connector includes a first conduit and a collar. The first conduit is hollow and has a fluid passageway. The collar is also hollow and encircles the first conduit, and includes an externally positioned attachment mechanism. The collar has an internal bore at a first end for inserting a second conduit. Also, a fluid connector assembly includes the fluid connector, a mating portion and a second conduit. The mating portion is attached to the second conduit and encircles it. The collar is inserted into an internal bore in the mating portion, so that the first conduit is aligned to the second conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2009
    Assignee: Chrysler Group LLC
    Inventor: Andrew M Butler
  • Patent number: 7576290
    Abstract: A conduit connector assembly which receives an end of a conduit carrying electrical wires includes a sleeve, a spring clip and a retaining spring. The retaining spring and the spring clip are each coupled to the sleeve. The spring clip is disposed within an interior passage of the sleeve and has a resiliently flexible body and a leg having a gripping end portion. The gripping end has a configuration for gripping and fitting partially about the conduit so as to center the grip end of the spring clip body on the conduit. The retaining spring includes a leg extending into the sleeve and a body contacting the outer surface of the spring clip to hold the spring clip in position and apply a biasing tension of the gripping end of the leg against the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2009
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Krzysztof W. Korcz
  • Patent number: 7394021
    Abstract: The conduit assembly includes two mateable generally cylindrical conduit connector bodies with a longitudinal internal bore extending therethrough. The connector bodies include a locking surface for joining and retaining the bodies together at a desired angle. One connector body is externally threaded and the other provides an external snap-on attachment mechanism. Moreover, a gland nut is provided with an internally threaded surface and a snap-on attachment mechanism. The gland nut is slidably positioned over and attached to the connector bodies via snap-on attachment or screw attachment. The gland nut secures and retains the connector halves together at the desired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2008
    Inventor: Joey D. Magno, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7390979
    Abstract: A conduit connector assembly which receives an end of a conduit carrying electrical wires includes a body, a grommet and a spring clip. The grommet and the spring clip are each mounted to the body. The spring clip is disposed within an interior bore of the fitting body and has a resiliently flexible body and a leg having a gripping end portion. The grip end has a substantially scalloped configuration for gripping and fitting partially about the conduit so as to center the grip end of the spring clip body on the conduit. The spring clip also includes a latching member to couple with the body to hold the spring clip in position and apply a biasing tension of the gripping end of the leg against the conduit. The grip end having the scalloped configuration is in the form of an arcuate concave-shaped edge surface on the gripping end portion of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Hubbell Incorporated
    Inventor: Steven J. Johnson
  • Patent number: 7374210
    Abstract: A hydro concrete to pipe sealing arrangement consisting of a main sealing sleeve having a first end and a second end, the main sealing sleeve consisting of two halves which interfit with each other to accommodate dimension variations during forming of a concrete casing wall; a rubber sleeve having a first end and a second end, the rubber sleeve being located on an interior of the main sealing sleeve wherein the rubber sleeve is entirely surrounded by the main sealing sleeve; the rubber sleeve having rings located on an interior surface which face towards the first end of the rubber sleeve, wherein the rings will slant in the same direction as a pipe being inserted, the rings being compressed between the pipe and the rubber sleeve; at least two hydro penetration stopping rings formed on an exterior surface of the main sealing sleeve and extending radially opposite from the rubber sleeve; at least two retainer rings embedded within an interior of the rubber sleeve at the first end and the second end of the rubb
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2008
    Inventor: Jeffery Gene Staskal
  • Publication number: 20080088128
    Abstract: A hydro penetration prevention sleeve is used when building a basement wall wherein said basement wall is subject to leakage from ground water especially pipes that have to be placed through the wall. The pipe, mostly a sewage pipe, has to placed into the wall at a height which is just above the sewage pipe located outside the building or house so that gravity can carry the sewage toward the outside pipe. A main sleeve is placed into a concrete casing that will form the wall just prior to casting the concrete into the casting. The sleeve consists of PVC and is made of two halves that interfit with each other and are glued together to accommodate any preset dimension that matches the preset dimension of the concrete forms prior to casting. The main sleeve has an interior hard rubber sleeve that has rings extending to an interior of the sleeve and the rings are slanted in the direction of the insertion of the pipe to be inserted therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2006
    Publication date: April 17, 2008
    Inventor: Jeffery Gene Staskal
  • Patent number: 7304251
    Abstract: A duplex electrical fitting having angled cable insertion bores that direct the cables to a leading outlet. The duplex electrical fitting includes a connector body, an internal snap ring holder, and snap rings secured to the snap ring holder. The angled bores are axially aligned with the leading outlet of the electrical fitting. Electrical cables inserted within the angled bores are directed to the leading outlet of the fitting. The inserted electrical cables are held within the fitting by the snap rings. The angled cable insertion bores enable easier insertion of electrical cables through the electrical fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2007
    Assignee: Arlington Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas J. Gretz
  • Patent number: 7204523
    Abstract: A hose connector for hose of a dust collector is disclosed. The hose connector has a housing containing a blower, a blade module, a hose and the hose connector includes a covering plate, wherein the center of the covering plate of the hose connector is provided with a through hole and the lower edge next to the hose connector is protruded out an urging edge which can resist against the circumferential edge of the covering plate, and the lower edge of the hose connector is protruded out an engaging block which can engage to the lower inner edge of the through hole of the covering plate, and on the hose connector adjacent to the engaging block, a stopping pad is disposed such that when the stopping pad is at the covering plate of the hose seat the length of the stopping pad facing downward is beyond the top end of the blade module and a curved gap is formed between the stopping pad and the blade module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2007
    Inventor: Chun Hsiang Wang
  • Patent number: 6871880
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods include an adaptor to establish a flow path through the side of a first piece of tubing (rather than the end of the tubing) into a second piece of tubing or other device. The adaptor includes a threaded head slightly larger than the hole in the side of the tubing into which it is to be inserted, and gripping portions to assist in forcing the threaded head through the opening. After the head has been inserted, a sealing element is tightened to prevent leakage. To join lay-flat tubing to drip tubing, the other end of the adaptor includes an annular barbed end; a sleeve member around the barbed end; and cooperating structures acting between the barbed end and the sleeve to move those relative to each other. Barb structures on the sleeve member cooperate with the barbed end to sealingly engage the drip-tubing end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Olson Irrigation Systems
    Inventor: Donald O. Olson
  • Patent number: 6141958
    Abstract: An exhaust gas cooling system for a vehicle includes a cooling fin system retrofit and a side exhaust pipe retrofit having an exhaust gas exit pipe having a first portion having a plurality of mixing portions which are either bends or internal mixing fins configured to mix vehicle exhaust gas, but not to restrict exhaust gas flow, a second portion fastened to the first portion and a chrome coated third portion fastened to the second portion and extending along the side of the vehicle. The cooling fin system retrofit includes an adjustable clamp and one or more cooling fins, each cooling fin having a base having a pair of upstanding arms, with one arm of the pair having a lip for engaging an arm of another cooling fin. An exhaust gas cooling system kit, a side exhaust pipe retrofit kit, a cooling fin kit are included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2000
    Inventor: Randy E. Voss
  • Patent number: 5829794
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vacuumtight connection between an (inner) channel (3) opening into the surface of the housing (2) of an appliance, pump or the like, the opening (4) of which is fitted with a sealing surface (5), and an (outer) line (6) having a flange (7) with a sealing surface (8) at the end to be connected to the channel (4); in order to make the connection compact and user-friendly, it is proposed that sealing surface (5) on the housing side and surrounding the opening (4) of the channel (3) be in the region of the housing surface and that, for the vacuumtight connection joint between the flange (7) of the outer line (6) and the housing surface, a securing plate (10) be used which lies on the edge of the flange (7) away from the housing (2) once the connection has been made. (drawing FIG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 1996
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1998
    Assignee: Leybold Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Friedrich Schulz-Hausmann, Wilhelm Walter, Hans-Rudolf Fischer, Heinrich Englander
  • Patent number: 5383690
    Abstract: In an arrangement for fastening at least one fluid line to a body, in particular a fuel filter for an internal combustion engine wherein the body has a bore and the fluid line includes a cylindrical connecting piece received and locked in the bore, the connecting piece is configured as a plug-in unit provided with a stop collar bearing against the body when the connecting piece is fully inserted in the receiving bore and a mounting plate is detachably connected to the body and has a portion overlaying the stop collar for locking the connecting piece in the receiving bore when the mounting plate is connected to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1995
    Assignee: Mercedes-Benz AG
    Inventors: Gerd Niemeier, Frank Schneider
  • Patent number: 5214247
    Abstract: A cable connector for supporting and retaining electrical conductors or cables in an opening of an electrical junction box or the like. The connector is comprised of a hollow tubular body with a saddle-shaped compound concave flange at one end and longitudinally extending folds or corrugations in opposing sides of the tubular body at the other end. The connector is formed of a readily deformable metal so as to allow the hollow tubular body to be compressed around a cable passed axially through it. The two radii dimensions of the compound concave flange are chosen such that upon compression of the corrugated section the flange is deformed into a flat, planar shape which abuts against the inside wall of the electrical box. Compression of the corrugated end also results in the centermost corrugation being forced outward so as to form an opposing abutment to the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1991
    Date of Patent: May 25, 1993
    Assignee: Buchanan Construction Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Carl R. Tamm
  • Patent number: 5096232
    Abstract: A device for attaching a pipe (A) to an opening 2) in a curved wall (B). The device includes a connector (1), and a gasket (12). The connector (1) has a tubular inner surface to receive the pipe (A), a central portion (11) surrounded by the gasket (12), and a plurality of teeth (10) extending axially outwardly from the central portion (11) with ledges on the teeth extending radially outward and at least two of the teeth facing each other and being of equal length. The teeth (10) are adapted to fit into the curved wall opening (2). The connector has a shoulder (13) at an end opposite the teeth, with an inner ledge on the shoulder facing the ledges on the teeth and adapted to compress the gasket (12) between the shoulder inner ledge and an outside surface of the curved wall adjacent the opening (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1991
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1992
    Assignee: Degremont
    Inventors: Olivier Fond, Jean-Louis Brunet
  • Patent number: 5029907
    Abstract: A band assembly for effecting a seal particularly adapted for use in establishing a joint between a sewer pipe and a reinforced concrete manhole riser. The seal is affected by a tapered elastomeric tubular connector boot and a clamping band member that expands one end of the boot into the surface of the riser wall. The band assembly comprises a clamping band and a separate toggle expander. The clamping band includes separated end sections that capture the ends of the toggle expander. When the toggle expander is forced into an expanded position, the clamping band forces the connector boot into contact with the manhole riser. The clamping band includes stiffening lips and the toggle expander also incudes stiffening lips to provide a rigid structure. In one embodiment a tab overlies the end sections in the space of the clamping band and the space therebetween to further improve the evenness of the sealing force applied to the connector boot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 1990
    Date of Patent: July 9, 1991
    Assignee: NPC, Inc.
    Inventor: William P. Gundy
  • Patent number: 5027495
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of fixing a pipe by using a plate-like support with the said of an elastic holding piece or pieces. The plate-like support has a fitting hole through which it is fixed to the structure related to the pipe and a pipe clamping hole through which the pipe is inserted. Further, the elastic holding piece has a flat bottom surface and is provided with an engaging wall and an engaging claw at the front and rear ends thereof, respectively, with the provision of an engaging groove therebetween and the pipe has at least a flat portion on the outer periphery thereof. Accordingly, when the pipe is inserted into the clamping hole of the plate-like support after the holding piece is attached to the pipe, the engaging groove of the holding piece is brought into engagement with the inner periphery of the pipe clamping hole of the plate-like support with the bottom surface of the holding piece being in contact with the flat portion of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 1989
    Date of Patent: July 2, 1991
    Assignee: Usui Kokusai Sangyo Kaisha Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Usui, Katsushi Washizu
  • Patent number: 4981310
    Abstract: The device disclosed by the invention is associated with an element to be mounted in a wall, by insertion in a hole bored in the wall.It comprises a longitudinal body (4), centring and lateral stabilizing means (7') and longitudinal locking means consisting of a collar (5') and peripheral resiliently retractable portions (10') having a step shaped cut-out (11') so as to form a succession of interrupted circular shoulders so that after insertion the edge of the reception hole in the wall is automatically engaged bweteen the collar (5') and the shoulder whose longitudinal spacing from the collar is the closest, upwardly, of the thickness of the wall.The device may be integrated in the element to be fixed or consist of a sleeve (1'). With the device, an element may be quickly fixed while working from only one side of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1989
    Date of Patent: January 1, 1991
    Assignee: Legris SA
    Inventor: Daniel Belisaire
  • Patent number: 4762343
    Abstract: A tube connector has a cylindrical socket for mounting in a hole of a plate and a connector securable to a desired one of a plurality of radially spaced-apart mounting positions of the socket and having opposite end cylindrical portions for tube connection provided on the axially opposite sides of the socket and communicating with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1988
    Assignee: Nifco Inc.
    Inventor: Toshio Hirohata
  • Patent number: 4717385
    Abstract: A tube anchoring device for anchoring gastrostomy and similar surgical tubing, for use in conjunction with a flanged pectin and polymethylcellulose wafer where, in one embodiment, the tube anchoring device comprises a tube, for receiving the surgical tubing, having at one end at least three radially projecting legs, designed to extend to and snap under the flange of the wafer, thereby releasably and painlessly securing the surgical tube in a manner that also facilitates easy inspection and cleaning of the incision and minor repair of the wafer without removal of the anchoring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1986
    Date of Patent: January 5, 1988
    Assignee: The Beth Israel Hospital Association
    Inventors: Pamela E. Cameron, Esther F. Borrelli
  • Patent number: 4628799
    Abstract: A duct adapter for use in conjunction with an air conditioning unit is disclosed. This adapter attached to a discharge opening of a Packaged Terminal Air Conditioning unit and acts to divide the stream of conditioned air into multiple streams, one being discharged into the enclosure containing the air conditioning unit and a separate stream being discharged into an extension duct for delivery at a distant location. The extension duct is attached to a bracket fixed to the side of a through-the-wall sleeve, while the end of the extension in a slidable engagement so that the unit may slide out of the sleeve while the extension remains fixed to the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 16, 1986
    Assignee: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Richard D. Lang, Floyd J. Frenia
  • Patent number: 4627648
    Abstract: A saddle joint assembly is disclosed which comprises a branch pipe and a main pipe disposed at right angles to one another, the main pipe having a hole through its wall facing one end of the branch pipe, the assembly including a saddle joint interconnecting the pipes. The latter joint has a branch pipe insertion part and a main pipe connecting part coaxial with the insertion part, the parts defining an inward shoulder therebetween and the connecting part being mounted in the wall hole of the main pipe while the branch pipe is mounted in the insertion part. The connecting part has bolt passages that extend between the shoulder and its outer end. An equal number of L-shaped anchor bolts, each having a stem portion threaded at one end and a bent portion at the other end are provided, the stem portions extending through the bolt passages while the threaded ends project above the inward shoulder, the bent ends facing the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 9, 1986
    Assignee: Uroplast Inc.
    Inventor: Jean Montpetit
  • Patent number: 4623171
    Abstract: A vent pipe extension and flashing apparatus for extending a vent pipe into a chimney including a generally vertical wall having an interior surface, an exterior surface, and an opening through the wall. The apparatus comprises a threaded sheet metal pipe including helical threads extending along substantially the entire length of the outer surface of the threaded pipe, the threaded pipe having opposite first and second ends, the first end being adapted to extend through the opening in the chimney wall, the second end being adapted to be connected to a vent pipe. The apparatus also comprises restraining means for engaging the interior surface of the wall to prevent the threaded pipe from being pulled back through the opening, the restraining means being supported by the first end of the threaded pipe and being compressible to allow the first end of the threaded pipe to be pushed through the opening in the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 1984
    Date of Patent: November 18, 1986
    Inventor: James H. Wilson
  • Patent number: 4619554
    Abstract: A one-piece outlet tube for joining the flat bottom wall of a metal gutter with a vertical downspout is formed from an initially flat blank. A continuous flat support flange extends around the margin of the gutter outlet tube at its upper end and rests upon the gutter flat bottom wall adjacent to an opening provided in this wall to receive the outlet tube. Integral outwardly struck downwardly tapering lock lugs are formed on the four side walls of the outlet tube closely beneath the flat flange for secure locking engagement beneath the gutter flat bottom wall when the outlet tube is inserted downwardly through the opening of this wall. The outlet tube is sealed with the gutter flat bottom wall around its support flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1986
    Inventors: Landis C. Walker, Marcus J. Bailey
  • Patent number: 4606563
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns a two-part tubular fitting for attachment to a wall of a tank, or the like, at a hole through the wall. The first fitting part includes a tube which supports a radially directed wall at one end of the and on the fitting part wall is an axially directed flange for engaging one side of the tank wall. The second fitting part is a ring that receives the first fitting part tube and that engages the opposite side of the tank wall. A plurality of flange like, circular segment plates are circumferentially spaced around the ring. The plates extend over the tube and through the hole in the tank wall and the exterior surfaces of the plates contact the tank wall surrounding the hole. Radially inwardly directed detent hooks at the outward ends of at least some of the plates hook over respective detent walls defined on the tube underneath the axially directed flange. The detent hooks engage the detent walls for connecting the fitting parts together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1984
    Date of Patent: August 19, 1986
    Assignee: Shop-Vac Corporation
    Inventors: Robert C. Berfield, Robert L. Crevling
  • Patent number: 4575132
    Abstract: Connector means for use in connecting a corrugated conduit, of the type having longitudinally spaced-apart circular ribs on at least its outer surface, to an electrical box or other members. The connector means, in one embodiment, employs a tubular element on the box and the tubular element is provided with a slot. The conduit is axially inserted into the tubular element. A wedge is wedged in the slot so as to project into a groove between two adjacent ribs on the conduit to secure the conduit in the tubular element. In another embodiment, the connector means includes a wall in the box having a hole through which the conduit is passed. A wedge is inserted in the gap between the wall edge defining the hole, and the conduit, to lock the conduit in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1984
    Date of Patent: March 11, 1986
    Assignee: Commander Electrical Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: William Nattel
  • Patent number: 4482172
    Abstract: The dual sealing fluid connector connects and seals pneumatic control or other fluid conveying lines with a pneumatic or other fluid control device. The connector further provides a seal with a panel through which it extends to isolate the regions on either side of the panel from each other. The connector has a resilient body which extends through an aperture in the panel. The resilient body has a peripherally extending sealing projection for engaging one side of the panel around the aperture to prevent the environments on either side of the panel from intermixing through the aperture. The resilient body further has a pair of axial bores which are connected at one end with the pneumatic control lines and at their other end with the pneumatic control device. A panel mounting clip has engaging portions which project outward from the resilient body for engaging the second side of the panel to lock the panel between the sealing projection and the engaging portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 1981
    Date of Patent: November 13, 1984
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Dennis DeVera, Nicholas Tzoumis
  • Patent number: 4462620
    Abstract: An automotive type fuel tank-filler pipe connector consists of a one-piece flexible grommet having relatively rigid inserts embedded in the wall of the grommet and extending axially, the inserts comprising a number of flexible finger-like elements circumferentially separated but joined at one end by a chamfered nose portion, insertion of the grommet into a fuel tank opening being accomplished by the deformation of the nose portions being permitted by the radial inward collapsing of the fingers, passage of the nose portion past the tank opening returning the fingers outwardly; the insertion of the fill pipe camming the fingers further outwardly to clamp against the pipe, a further screw type hose clamp further clamping the grommet to the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 1981
    Date of Patent: July 31, 1984
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Charles L. Bambenek, Craig W. Lewitzke
  • Patent number: 4243835
    Abstract: A non-rigid mechanical coupling for coupling a head assembly of a feed-through fitting to a slotted wiring conduit inserted in an opening formed in the floor of a building, wherein an apertured conduit flange is provided with plural tabs extending radially inwardly into plural slots formed in a common transverse plane in the conduit such that the conduit flange tabs are loosely retained in the conduit slots to provide a non-rigid mechanical connection therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 1979
    Date of Patent: January 6, 1981
    Assignee: Harvey Hubbell, Incorporated
    Inventor: Alfred L. Ehrenfels
  • Patent number: 4137602
    Abstract: A multipurpose bushing having maximum useable internal space has snap means outside the periphery of the bushing collar and spacers that fit in with round and flat sided apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 1977
    Date of Patent: February 6, 1979
    Assignee: Heyman Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Ferdinand Klumpp, Jr.
  • Patent number: 4058261
    Abstract: A tube structure for attachment to an irrigation pipe for non-erosively distributing water from the pipe to the ground, the tube comprising a shapeable, deformable tubular first end portion, a plurality of retainer hooks secured to said first end portion and a second tubular end portion. A pair of spaced diffuser screens are positioned in, and extend transversely across, the second end portion of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 1976
    Date of Patent: November 15, 1977
    Inventor: Gary M. Pollart
  • Patent number: 4005882
    Abstract: A unitary hose connector made of plastic material and having multiple locking means mounted through the back panel of an automatic washing machine without the use of tools or additional fastening means in either of two locked positions. In the first or "shipping" position the connector is positively locked to the back panel of the machine almost entirely within the machine cabinet. In the second or "installed" position the connector is positively locked to the back panel with an end portion of the connector projecting out of the cabinet to be accessible for coupling with a water inlet hose from an external water source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 1975
    Date of Patent: February 1, 1977
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: William R. Rickel, Dale Edward Mueller