Molded Joint Patents (Class 285/285.1)
  • Patent number: 10562572
    Abstract: There is provided a pillar framework structure including: a pillar lower that extends in a vehicle vertical direction; a joining member that is joined to an upper portion of the pillar lower and that is configured from die-cast aluminum; and a pillar upper that is joined to the joining member, and that extends in a vehicle upward direction and a vehicle rearward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shunsuke Takii
  • Patent number: 10150251
    Abstract: A connector or adhesive assembly for joining adjacent ends of insulation tubing, comprising a layer of pressure-sensitive transfer adhesive material, said layer of pressure-sensitive transfer adhesive material capable of bonding to insulation tubing, whereby when said layer of pressure-sensitive transfer adhesive material is positioned between a first section of insulation tubing and a second section of insulation tubing, said layer of pressure-sensitive transfer adhesive material bonds to both the first section of insulation tubing and the second section of insulation tubing; and a disposable release liner member adapted to hold said layer of pressure-sensitive transfer adhesive material prior to positioning said layer of pressure-sensitive transfer adhesive material between the first section of insulation tubing and the second section of insulation tubing. Generally, the seam created when the first section of insulation tubing and the second section of insulation tubing are joined is covered with tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Aeroflex USA
    Inventors: Darrell Peil, Brad Steverson, Greg Ertel
  • Patent number: 9523447
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses of joining a first pipe and a second pipe by injecting a pipe joining material into an interstitial space between abutting surfaces are provided. The methods and apparatuses may use a hollow fitting into which pipe ends may be inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 9382933
    Abstract: A tube form assembly includes an inner member and an outer member. Each of the inner and outer members has an offset which creates a cavity therebetween. During assembly of the tube form assembly, an adhesive is located in the cavity and squeezed out and through the adjacent bond lines between the inner member and outer member. The pressurization and flow of adhesive outward from the cavity facilitates removal of air bubbles, as well as prevents the introduction of air bubbles into the bond line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel P. Sottiaux, Frank B. Stamps
  • Patent number: 8998268
    Abstract: A sintered ceramic article includes a silicon carbide tube and a silicon carbide base component circumscribing at least a portion of the tube and sinter-bonded to the tube. The sinter bond between the tube and the base component is defined as an interface bond and includes no bond materials. The interface bond has at least one of the following performance characteristics: a Shear Strength not less than about 25 MPa, a Nitrogen Seal Performance of not greater than 10%, a Helium Seal Performance of not greater than 10%, and/or a Vacuum Seal Performance of not greater than 10%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence M. Banach, John M. Bevilacqua, Steven W. Lanzone
  • Publication number: 20150084332
    Abstract: A hose joint assembly includes a fitting, a hose receivable onto the fitting, and an adhesive for bonding the hose and the fitting together. For example, the adhesive is a microencapsulated two-part epoxy adhesive that functions as a lubricant when assembling the hose onto the fitting before curing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen Lackey
  • Publication number: 20150001843
    Abstract: A removable coupling device (50) for coupling together two flexible pipes (11, 21) of two tanks (10, 20), and also provides a fuel storage system. Said removable coupling device (50) comprises two connector seats (51, 52), each connector seat (51, 52) being secured to a respective flexible pipe (11, 21) by adhesive bonding. Said connector seats (51, 52) are rigid and are assembled mechanically together via at least one screw (54). The sealing between said connector seats (51, 52) is provided by a gasket (53).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Sylvain BORNES
  • Publication number: 20140329297
    Abstract: Polymeric thin-film tube connectors, bioreactors, systems and methods are described, the connectors allowing connection of a polymeric thin-film tube of a bioreactor chamber with a complementary part, typically, rigid port of flange of the bioreactor or bioreactor system. Further, bioreactors having a thin-film reactor chamber and one or more connectors are described. The thin-film reactor chamber can have a thin-film wall for enclosing culture medium and microorganisms. The connector can include a flexible boot. An opening of the thin-film wall couples to the flexible boot. The thin-film wall can extend through a reactor end of the flexible boot and can rest against an interior surface of the flexible boot. The connectors are particularly advantageous for connecting standard utilities in a bioreactor system to thin-film bioreactor chambers or capsules having a thin-film tubular opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: John E. Longan
  • Patent number: 8851525
    Abstract: An air intake hose for a vehicle may include a blow molding portion formed in a hollow hose shape by blow molding, an injection molding portion formed in a hollow hose shape by injection molding, and a coupling portion formed at one end of the blow molding portion, wherein the blow molding portion and the injection molding portion may be coupled with each other by injecting a material forming the injection molding portion into an injection mold in a state in which the coupling portion may be inserted in the injection mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Young Hak Jang, Je Hui Jun, Jinwoong Shin
  • Publication number: 20140262189
    Abstract: A curable composition comprising an isocyanate material; method of using this curable composition and fluid connection incorporating cured reaction products of this composition are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Shabbir Attarwala, Ifeanyi Chris Broderick, Prakash S. Patel
  • Publication number: 20140252762
    Abstract: A groove-making tool consisting of a hardened grooving-wheel that can be substituted for the cutting-wheel on any hand-held pipe-cutting tool and can make at least one circumferential groove in a pipe. A method of coupling the pipe to a variety of standard off-the-shelf components by placing at least one O-ring on the grooved pipe, which has thus become a universal fitting, and applying a visually identifiable adhesive and/or crimping with a crimp tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Dennis R. Salazar
  • Publication number: 20140239632
    Abstract: A system and method to make stacked connector members for readily joining adjacent ends of sections of insulation tubing. Each of the stacked connector members includes a carrier member having a central opening. A layer of double-sided adhesive material is coated on each side of the carrier member, such that one side of the layer of double-sided adhesive material is able to bond to an end face of one section of insulation tubing, and the other side of the layer of double-sided adhesive material is able to bond to an end face of the second section of insulation tubing. In some embodiments, the layer of double-sided adhesive includes a scrim that acts as a reinforcing structure to keep the layer of double-sided adhesive material intact as a single body during and after application between two adjacent sections of insulation tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Aeroflex USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Brad Steverson, Greg Ertel, Darrell Peil
  • Publication number: 20140183857
    Abstract: An assembly (22, 50, 60, 100, 110, 130) including a first component (30, 54, 70, 112, 132) and a second component (40, 56, 80, 120, 140) movably coupled to the first component. The second component is formed about and coupled to at least a portion of the first component via an over-molding process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Jerome Matula, JR., Anthony Vincent Startare, Gregory John Jablonski, Derrick Blake Andrews
  • Patent number: 8765243
    Abstract: A method and structures are provided for implementing hose-to-barb connections for water cooling hoses. The water cooling hose is assembled with a barbed fitting to create an interface free joint between a hose material and the barbed fitting. The hose material contains microcapsules which contain a catalyst and/or a combination of microcapsules which contain monomer and catalyst in separate microcapsules that promote polymerization when ruptured. The hose material contains functional groups that can be polymerized with a functionality that is contained on the hose surface. This process creates a secure interface free covalent bond, thus preventing leaks from occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Joseph Kuczynski, II, Jason T. Wertz, Jing Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140131997
    Abstract: A connector unit for connecting capillaries, in particular for high-performance liquid chromatography is described. A connector capillary projects through a bore of a connector housing. An annular sealing element is provided on a front end region of the connector capillary and which is composed of a plastically and/or elastically deformable material. The connector housing is formed so as to be releasably connectable to a bushing unit. The connector capillary has an inner shell composed of a plastically and/or elastically deformable material and an outer shell which engages around the inner shell and which is composed of a pressure-resistant material. The inner shell has a radially outwardly extending front end region which, on its own or together with the annular sealing element can generate a sealing action between the front end region of the connector capillary and the annular face side of the capillary receiving opening of the bushing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: DIONEX SOFTRON GMBH
    Inventors: Daniel B√úRGER, Michael SCHADL
  • Publication number: 20140091569
    Abstract: A high pressure medical connector tubing assembly includes a high pressure medical connector tubing assembly, including a tube element having opposed tube ends and a passageway, an end element overmolded to at least one of the opposed tube ends, the end element having an annular end portion having a preselected length, and a connector element having a connector hub defining a receiving cavity. The preselected length of the annular end portion may be used to pre-control the axial location of stress concentration in the connector hub. A method of forming the high pressure medical connector tubing assembly includes providing a tube element comprising opposed tube ends and a passageway therethrough, overmolding an end element onto at least one of the opposed tube ends, providing a connector element comprising a connector hub defining a receiving cavity, and securing the tube end with the overmolded end element in the receiving cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: MEDRAD, INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. Spohn, Cory J. Price, Andrew W. Meier
  • Publication number: 20140035278
    Abstract: A method and structures are provided for implementing hose-to-barb connections for water cooling hoses. The water cooling hose is assembled with a barbed fitting to create an interface free joint between a hose material and the barbed fitting. The hose material contains microcapsules which contain a catalyst and/or a combination of microcapsules which contain monomer and catalyst in separate microcapsules that promote polymerization when ruptured. The hose material contains functional groups that can be polymerized with a functionality that is contained on the hose surface. This process creates a secure interface free covalent bond, thus preventing leaks from occurring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Joseph Kuczynski, Jason T. Wertz, Jing Zhang
  • Publication number: 20130285370
    Abstract: A sintered ceramic article includes a silicon carbide tube and a silicon carbide base component circumscribing at least a portion of the tube and sinter-bonded to the tube. The sinter bond between the tube and the base component is defined as an interface bond and includes no bond materials. The interface bond has at least one of the following performance characteristics: a Shear Strength not less than about 25 MPa, a Nitrogen Seal Performance of not greater than 10%, a Helium Seal Performance of not greater than 10%, and/or a Vacuum Seal Performance of not greater than 10%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Lawrence M. Banach, John M. Bevilacqua, Steven W. Lanzone
  • 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: 20130140811
    Abstract: A system of jointing reinforced thermosetting resin (RTR) pipe, including: a first RTR pipe with a spigot portion, the spigot portion having a first joining surface; a second RTR pipe with a socket portion shaped to receive the spigot portion, the socket portion having a second joining surface; and a cavity between the first joining surface and the second joining surface, the cavity formed when the spigot portion is push-fit into the socket portion; and an injectable/curable material located in the cavity. Additionally, a method of jointing RTR pipe, including the steps of: push-fitting a spigot portion of a first pipe into a socket portion of a second pipe, forming a cavity between the spigot portion and the socket portion; injecting a joining compound into the cavity; and curing the joining compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: FUTURE PIPE INDUSTRIES GROUP LIMITED
    Inventor: FUTURE PIPE INDUSTRIES GROUP LIMITED
  • Patent number: 8424924
    Abstract: A thermoplastic pipe distribution system is assembled by electromagnetic bond welding of a thermoplastic pipe to a thermoplastic fusion pipe joint assembly comprising a threaded fusion pipe ring, a threaded fusion pipe socket, and a susceptor layer between the fusion pipe ring and the fusion pipe socket. The fusion pipe ring is screwed into the fusion pipe socket, and the pipe is inserted into the fusion pipe ring. An induction coil is placed around the fusion pipe socket. Radiated electromagnetic energy heats the susceptor layer to melt at least a portion of the susceptor layer, at least a portion of the fusion pipe ring, at least a portion of the fusion pipe socket, and at least a portion of the pipe. The fusion pipe ring is further screwed in to compress the molten material. The joint is then cooled to solidify the molten material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: TAS Acquisition Co., LLC
    Inventors: Drew LaMarca, Tom Zich
  • Patent number: 8424923
    Abstract: A fluid transfer assembly for transporting medicinal substances. The fluid transfer assembly includes flexible tubes and a manifold each comprising silicone. The manifold has an inner protrusion and connector portions having inner walls. Free ends of the tubes are inserted into complementary configured inner walls of the connector portions until each of the free ends abut the inner protrusion, which creates a continuous uninterrupted passageway between the inner bores of the tubes through the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: William D. Inman, Jr., Donald A. Jahn, Robert L. Kain, Thomas C. Kreucher, Jeffrey Paul Sage, Blondine Van Roy
  • Patent number: 8394472
    Abstract: A structural component with a tubular section, particularly a structural component of a fluid line, has at least two materials with different stiffness and/or creeping strength, wherein the materials include thermoplastic synthetic materials and wherein the material having the greater stiffness and/or creeping strength is embedded in the other material. The tubular section has a continuous annular surface which extends coaxially with the longitudinal center axis of the structural component and has the same material which has been injection molded over the annular surface in a predetermined quantity ratio relative to the outer material, or between 40% and 100% of the annular surface are composed of the same injection molded material and are distributed in uniform spacings in circumferential direction of the annular surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Norma Germany GmbH
    Inventor: Janos Kertesz
  • Publication number: 20130043676
    Abstract: A barbed fitting tubing assembly utilizes a thermoplastic tube which is pressed onto a barbed thermoplastic fitting of a device, for example, such as a filter. A thermoplastic sleeve is molded over the tubing where it engages the barbed fitting as well as the end of the fitting where it connects to the device such that the overmolded sleeve engages in an over-mold groove in the fitting so that it is form-locked in position. The tubing, the barbed fitting and the overmolded thermoplastic sleeve are all made of a thermoplastic material and the overmolded thermoplastic sleeve is installed such that such that at least one of a cross-linked chemical bond or a physical mechanical interlocked connection is formed to provide a leak-proof connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: NEWAGE INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Baker
  • Publication number: 20130009394
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (10) and a method for connecting a fluid-conducting channel (30) to a component (12), wherein the channel (30), at least one end having an inner cross-section (34), is arranged in a sealing manner on a first part (16) of the component (12), said first part being provided with a bore (26) for conveying the fluid further, and is fixed with respect to said component. For improved connection, it is provided that the component (12) is additionally provided with a second part (18) surrounding the first part (16), and the end of the channel (30) is arranged in a ring space (20) formed between the first part (16) and the second part (18) and is fixed by means of an adhesive (40) at least partly filling in the ring space (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: Eugen Forschner GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Chaloupka, Thomas Brandt
  • Publication number: 20120291905
    Abstract: Connector for a fluid line, a fluid line and a method of forming a fluid line. The connector includes a housing having an outlet opening through which at least one auxiliary element is guidable out of the housing, a pipe connection connectable to a pipe, a connection geometry connectable to a counter element, and an elastomeric body structured and arranged so that the at least one auxiliary element is guidable therethrough in a passage direction. The elastomeric body is structured so that, in the event of an application of pressure parallel to the passage direction, the elastomeric body expands perpendicularly to the passage direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: NORMA GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Carsten ECKARDT, Knut SEIBEL, Bruno JACKSTEIT, Cameron READ, Andreas BAUER, Stephan MANN
  • Publication number: 20120280492
    Abstract: A composite torque pipe to metal fitting joint including concentric inner and outer shells formed with respective smooth conical surfaces projecting distally and respectively tapered radially inwardly and radially outwardly to form an annulus expanding in thickness for receipt of a tapered connector ring complementally shaped at one end of a composite pipe and bonded along the interface. The present invention includes selecting the sleeves with the corresponding shells and, forming the torque pipe with the tapered ring and bonding the tapered ring in the annulus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: ADVANCED COMPOSITE PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: James C. Leslie, James C. Leslie, II, James Heard, Liem Truong, Marvin Josephson
  • Patent number: 8276947
    Abstract: A first element is connected to a first end of the connecting piece and a second element is connected to a second end of the connecting piece. At least one end of the connecting piece is provided with a thread, whereby the connecting piece is connectable for instance to a pipe or fitting with threaded connection. The connecting piece may be made of plastic, for example, the connecting piece is made substantially completely of thermoplast in such a way that the thermoplastic body is provided with a thread. The outer surface of the connecting piece is provided with a gripping member. The gripping member is formed and dimensioned such that it gives way earlier than the connecting member thread and/or basic structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Uponor Innovation AB
    Inventor: Jarmo Smahl
  • Publication number: 20120241560
    Abstract: A method and apparatus comprises a first section, a second section, and a middle section. The first section is configured to be connected to a first structure. The second section is configured to be connected to a second structure. The first structure and the second structure are connected to each other at a joint. The middle section is located between the first section and the second section. The middle section has a length that is configured to change in response to a movement between the first structure and the second structure. The first section, the middle section, and the second section form a cover that is configured to form a seal for the joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Marcus Alexander Clarence Erickson
  • Publication number: 20120235401
    Abstract: A device and method for the protection of a first member and second member from corrosion by utilizing a connector that bonds the members without allowing direct contact of the members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Applicant: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry E. Richardson, Jeffery Thomas Shantz, Alex Mangiapane
  • Publication number: 20120228867
    Abstract: Roll grooved pipe fittings useful in the assembly of a variety of mechanically joined piping systems. These pipe fittings are roll grooved so that they can be mechanically joined directly with other like pipe fittings and/or with roll grooved straight pipe thereby substantially simplifying assembly. In addition, hybrid pipe fittings and systems are also disclosed. Methods and apparatus for manufacturing these aforementioned roll grooved pipe fittings are also disclosed and address both the roll grooving process itself, as well as various methodology and apparatus for correcting deformations that can occur as a result of the roll grooving process. Methods for using the aforementioned apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Thomas Edward Duncan, Dennis Raymond Miller
  • Publication number: 20120152456
    Abstract: A connecting profile for binding water sealing paste to a structure at an edge of a zone to be protected by wet sealing. The connecting profile is adapted to be attached tightly to the structure and that the installed connecting profile comprises or forms together with the structure at least one groove which is adapted to receive water sealing paste applied on the connecting profile. Also provided is the structure, for example a floor drain, that has the connecting profile and a method for attaching water sealing paste on the connecting profile or on the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Mika Lokkinen, Juho Lokkinen
  • Publication number: 20120098254
    Abstract: A connector for a flow managing device in fluid communication with an outlet conduit is disclosed. The connector can comprise a receiving member, an engaging member, and an adapter. The receiving member can be secured to the adapter, which can be secured to a side wall of a basin near an outlet coupled to the outlet conduit. The adapter can comprise a curvature plate having a curvature that complements a curvature of the side wall. The adapter can further comprise an adapter bore through the curvature plate and an adapter conduit extending from the curvature plate and at least partially overlapping the adapter bore. The flow managing apparatus can be secured to the engaging member, which can be engaged with the receiving member. Fluid from the basin can flow through the flow managing device, the engaging member, the receiving member, and the adapter and into the outlet conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: Ipex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Guillaume Hugo Marquis-Martin
  • Publication number: 20120056418
    Abstract: A coupling component (60,30) having a first end (61,71) and a second end (66,76), said component having a longitudinal axis between the first end and the second end, the first end of the component comprising a first tubular portion (62,71) having a first internal diameter adapted to form a sliding fit with a first pipe section, and a first sealing means adapted such that the first end can be sealed in use to the first pipe section; the second end having a second diameter or cross-sectional area which is larger than the first diameter and wherein the second end incorporates a flange (67,77), wherein at least part of the face of said flange is in a plane substantially non-perpendicular to, or offset from, the longitudinal axis of the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: FRANKLIN FUELING SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventors: John Alexandre Boudry, Jan Ageheim
  • Publication number: 20120043752
    Abstract: The invention is a pipe joint for joining pipes composed of materials that are difficult to adhere. The major elements are an extrudable adhesive; a first pipe having a socket with an inside diameter, where said socket has a mouth, a self-centering bottom with a gasket, a cylindrical wall with a plurality of ports, and an inner annular channel. A second pipe has an insertion section with an squared-off end and a rolled groove. The second pipe having an outside diameter that is less than the inside diameter of the socket, where the difference defines a coaxial cavity with a width. The rolled groove serves as a distribution channel while the adhesive is a liquid, and upon curing the solid adhesive functions as a retaining ring. A flanged annular ring, potentially aided by a compression apparatus, caps the cavity, centers the insertion section, and maintains compression. The adhesive includes alkyl-borane-adhesives.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2011
    Publication date: February 23, 2012
    Applicant: IPS, Corporation - Weld-On Division
    Inventor: TERRY R. MCPHERSON
  • Patent number: 8034211
    Abstract: It is the object of the present invention a thermoplastic element for the protection against corrosion in the thermofused splicing of a thermoplastic tube to a thermoplastic connection, which element has the shape of a fully thermoplastic tubular sleeve, able to be introduced into a socket mouth formed by the expansion of the tube end, said splice element bearing only one internal diameter and two external diameters which define a cylindrical external portion of larger diameter and a tubular projection which diameter is smaller than the former, and which is introduced into the thermoplastic tube, a lateral wall of the external portion defining a front butt of said thermoplastic element against the end of the thermoplastic tube. Said splicing element also exhibits an auxiliary ring which operates as a reference point for the assembly thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Inventor: Florencia Andersen
  • Patent number: 7847223
    Abstract: A metallurgically formed fluid circuit joint includes a hollow fitting (298), a tubular conduit (297), and a metallurgically formed tube/fitting mesh (296). The tube/fitting mesh (296) includes a fitting portion of the hollow fitting (298) and a tube portion of the tubular conduit (297) that is electromagnetically formed with the fitting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Allen Fischer, David R. Bolser
  • Patent number: 7828334
    Abstract: A joint part including a welding portion with a rim of an opening of a fuel resin tank as well as a high barrier property on its interface. The joint part has a multi-layer structure including a barrier layer and at least one of an inner layer and an outer layer coaxially laminated on an inner periphery and/or an outer periphery of the barrier layer, respectively, wherein the barrier layer is formed by a compound material composed of one or more of fuel permeation-resistant resin, such as ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer, polyamide polyester or liquid crystal polymer, and polyethylene, while the inner layer and the outer layer are composed of high-density polyethylene or modified high-density polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: Tokai Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kensuke Sasai
  • Patent number: 7726697
    Abstract: A connection structure is provided for connecting heat exchangers (11, 12) to each other for exchanging heat between a first fluid flowing in body parts (13, 14) and a second fluid flowing in heat transfer pipes (15, 16) disposed in the body parts (13, 14). The connection structure includes connection holes (17, 18) provided in the body parts (13, 14) of the heat exchangers (11, 12) and a press-formable connection member (19), connected to the outer surfaces of the body parts (13, 14) for fluidly coupling the connecting holes (17, 18) so that the body parts (13, 14) are allowed to communicate with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: T. Rad. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshimichi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7669900
    Abstract: A flange structure (10?) for a fuel supply unit of a vehicle includes at least one electrically conductive fuel port (16?) having first and second ends (22, 24) and features (25, 26) defining a channel (28) about a periphery thereof. An elastomer seal (30) is disposed in the channel. A plastic flange (20?) is overmolded on at least a portion of the fuel port between the first and second ends and on at least a portion of the elastomer seal, with the elastomer seal defining a barrier preventing fuel or fuel vapor from passing between the periphery of the fuel port and the overmolded flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems US, Inc.
    Inventor: Parag Athalye
  • Patent number: 7631903
    Abstract: A part for connecting a fluid line to an opening of a container comprised of thermoplastic material or for closing the opening of the container has a first component and a second component of thermoplastic material. The first component has a surface to be connected to the container by forming a welded heat fusion joint. The first component has an insufficient diffusion barrier capability relative to hydrocarbon fuel. Compared to the material of the first component, the material of the second component has higher diffusion barrier capability, reduced swelling capability relative hydrocarbon fuel, higher mechanical strength, and higher thermal shape stability. The first component encloses the second component at least up to an injection location remote from the connecting surface. The material of the second component is injected into the still formable core of the material of the first component via the injection location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2009
    Assignee: NORMA Germany GmbH
    Inventor: Janos Kertesz
  • Publication number: 20090218811
    Abstract: PVC and/or CPVC tubing and/or pipe is adhesively-secured at one end with a pipe fitting telescopably mated with each other with a uniquely effective epoxy adhesive. The resulting pipe joint is fluid-tight. PVC pipe joints meet the requirements of ASTM F1970; CPVC pipe joints meet the requirements of ASTM D2864. Such PVC and CPVC piping systems are chosen to carry cold and hot aqueous streams respectively, under pressure and elevated temperature in continuous service, both, in industrial and domestic piping systems. Such piping systems also carry more corrosive fluids for specified duration, less than 50 years.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Publication date: September 3, 2009
    Applicant: LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert M. Frimel, Andrew M. Olah, Girish T. Dalal
  • Patent number: 7490861
    Abstract: An electrofusion coupling for joining together two or more sections of pipe or for joining a section of pipe and a pipework fitting, said coupling comprising: (i) a first part (14) having a first internal diameter at a first end adapted to form a tight sliding fit with a first pipe section and a second internal diameter at a second end, larger than the first; (ii) a second part (14) having a first internal diameter at a first end adapted to form a tight sliding fit with a second pipe section and an outside diameter at a second end adapted to form a tight sliding fit with the second internal diameter of the first part such that the two parts can nest together tightly with an overlapping region; (iii) electrical heating elements (16, 17, 18) and electrical terminal connections being provided in the two parts such that the first part can be used independently of the second part to join a section of pipe to a pipework fitting or the first and second parts can be used in combination to join two adjacent sections o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2009
    Assignee: Petro Technik, Ltd.
    Inventors: John Alexandre Boudry, Christopher Richard Wise
  • Patent number: 7469472
    Abstract: A coupler device for fluid transport that includes a body with an outer sidewall. The body defines a slot disposed proximate one end, and extends in a direction transverse to and through the outer sidewall. A latch assembly is connected with the body. The latch assembly includes at least one outer member being disposed on the outer surface of the body, and is externally exposed of the body. The inner member is connected with an inner member being disposed through the slot. A soft overmold portion is formed over the outer sidewall of the body. The overmold portion includes a shroud portion that extends outward from the outer sidewall, and partially covers the outer member of the latch assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2008
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Charles Peter deCler, Grant Armin Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 7455325
    Abstract: A medical connector for connecting a tube with a medical device and having a through-going bore which at one end of the connector comprises a cavity for permanently attaching the end of the tube to the connector and which at least at the end of the connector comprises an inner part and an outer part; the inner part and the outer part being integrally connected, the outer part being made from a thermoplastic material which is resistant to changes when subjected to the influence of a disinfectant and the inner part being made from a thermoplastic material which is compatible with a soft glue and a method for injection moulding such connectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Unomedical A/S
    Inventors: Signe Mejlhede, Grete Kornerup
  • Publication number: 20080202622
    Abstract: A refrigerant pipe for a refrigeration cycle and manufacturing method of the same. The refrigeration cycle has components including a compressor, a condenser, an evaporator and an expander that are connected to each other via the plurality of refrigerant pipes such that the refrigeration cycle forms a closed loop. Each refrigerant pipe includes a main pipe section having a first and a second end, and a connection pipe section at the first end and the second end of the main pipe section configured to be connected to the components of the refrigeration cycle, wherein a thickness of the connection pipe section is larger than a thickness of the main pipe section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Publication date: August 28, 2008
    Inventors: Hae-Soo CHO, Jin-Hwan BAE
  • Publication number: 20080150277
    Abstract: A method according to the invention, comprising the steps of producing a first band of material made of meltable plastics with incorporated heating conductors, winding the band on the pipe to cover the pipe zone to be repaired or joined, supplying the conductors electrically until desired melting of the material of the band melts is caused on the wound zone to create a cover block covering that zone. An assembly for implementing the method is also proposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Publication date: June 26, 2008
    Inventors: Arturo Petruccelli, Marco Genoni
  • Patent number: 7354076
    Abstract: A fitting for formation of a fluid-conducting connection on a container (1) of plastic, in particular a tank for receiving a fluid, specifically a hydraulic fluid, has a connection part in the form of a hollow element (5) with a jacket (21). The jacket extends along a longitudinal axis of the hollow element (5) between its ends (7, 23). The hollow element (5) is embedded in the plastic of the wall (3) of the container (1). An open end (7) of the hollow element (5) on the edge of an opening (9) in the container (1) and at least one partial area of the jacket (21) of the hollow element (5) are enclosed by the plastic of the wall (3) of the container (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Hydac Filtertechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Werner Wilkendorf
  • Patent number: 7338085
    Abstract: When resin members (3, 4) are fusion-bonded to each other by electric-conduction heating, a net-form or pattern-form metal wire (2) as a resistance heating element is disposed at a joint portion of the resin members (3, 4), and a metal wire (2) is heated by electric conduction for fusion-bonding the abutting resin members (3, 4) at temperatures sufficient for fusion-bonding with the resin members kept abutting against each other. A production method for a resin-processed product that can increase the strength of the joint portions between resin members, is free from carbon generation and short-circuiting during the electric conduction of a built-in resistance heating element (heating element), and is simple to produce while hardly being affected by environmental temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Inventors: Naoki Toriyabe, Tatsuya Kyotani
  • Publication number: 20070241557
    Abstract: A joint part including a welding portion having excellent weldability with a rim of an opening of a fuel resin tank as well as a high barrier property on its interface. The joint part has a multi-layer structure including a barrier layer and at least one of an inner layer and an outer layer coaxially laminated on an inner periphery and/or an outer periphery of the barrier layer, respectively, wherein the barrier layer is formed by a compound material composed of one or more of fuel permeation-resistant resin, such as EVOH, PA, polyester or LCP, and polyethylene, while the inner layer and the outer layer are composed of HDPE or modified HDPE.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2007
    Publication date: October 18, 2007
    Applicant: TOKAI RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Kensuke Sasai