Weld Patents (Class 285/288.1)
  • Patent number: 10514118
    Abstract: A pipe flange (10) comprising: a circular flange plate (12) having a central (hub 14) for attaching the flange plate (12) to an end of a pipe (16), the hub (14) having a first annular portion (18) with a first inside diameter adapted to closely receive the outside diameter of the end of the pipe (16) therein. The pipe flange (12) also comprises a second annular portion formed by an annular lip (20) with a second inside diameter substantially equal to or greater than the inside diameter of the end of the pipe wherein, in use, a weld can be applied around the inside circumference of the hub (14) between the annular lip (20) and the end of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Evaford One Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Deuk Sung Bae
  • Patent number: 10295107
    Abstract: Methods and systems for protecting a duct joint are provided. An assembly for protecting a joint formed between a first duct and an adjacent second duct includes a first blanket member coupled about the first duct and a second blanket member coupled about the second duct, wherein the second blanket member extends from the first blanket member. The assembly also includes a continuous strap coupled to the first blanket member and to the second blanket member. The strap is configured to couple the first blanket member to the second blanket member such that a load path is provided from the second blanket member to the first blanket member during a duct burst event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jean-Michel I. Fouard, Michael Strasik
  • Patent number: 10288210
    Abstract: A thermally insulated pipe for transporting fluids, being connectable to at least one further pipe, is disclosed herein. The pipe comprises an outer pipe wall and an inner pipe wall substantially parallel to the outer pipe wall and configured to contain a fluid within the pipe. The inner pipe wall comprises a body portion and a connection portion extending therefrom, a thermal insulation layer provided between the outer pipe wall and the body portion of the inner pipe wall, and at least one male joinable end. The male joinable end comprises the connection portion of the inner pipe wall which terminates in a connection component adapted to engage a connection component of a further pipe, and a transition region where the outer pipe wall tapers continuously inwardly to meet the connection portion of the inner pipe wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Majus Limited
    Inventors: Philippe Marchal, Jean Damour, Pierre Ollier
  • Patent number: 9920864
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connecting device having a female part and a complementary male part, wherein the female part is a sleeve able to receive at least partially the associated male part with a gap between the sleeve and the male part for receiving a brazing material. The sleeve at least partially has a conical shape. The conical shape has a first substantially conical part having a complementary shape to the male part, with a first inclination angle with respect to a longitudinal axis of the sleeve. The conical shape also has a second substantially conical part with a second inclination angle with respect to the axis, with the second inclination angle being larger than the first inclination angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: VALEO VYMENIKY TEPLA k.s.
    Inventors: Jan Forst, Jan Kanok, Stanislav Vacek
  • Patent number: 9661985
    Abstract: A pipe connection structure for an endoscope is provided with a pipe made of a corrosion-resistant alloy material, and a piping block made of a corrosion-resistant alloy material, the piping block having a pipe insertion hole. An end of the pipe is fitted in the pipe insertion hole and the pipe and the piping block are connected by welding by irradiating a laser beam on the entire circumference of an area where the end of the pipe is fitted in the hole formed on the piping block. An axial length of the pipe inserted in the pipe insertion hole is in a range of 0.5 to 2 times a wall thickness of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinori Maruyama
  • Patent number: 9618146
    Abstract: Fitting for at least one pipe, having a main body for internally accommodating said at least one pipe, fastening means able to be tightened to the main body, at least one deformable annular sealing gasket and at least one blocking ring nut which can be positioned within the fitting between the main body and the fastening means, respectively, to ensure the sealing of, and block in firm position, the pipe, at least when the fastening means are tightened to the main body, the blocking ring nut being elastically deformable at least in radial direction. The fitting also has means for retaining in a widened position at least the mouth section of the at least one annular sealing gasket, with an inner diameter greater than the outer diameter of the at least one pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: EFFEBI S.P.A.
    Inventor: Ermanno Tanghetti
  • Patent number: 9273810
    Abstract: An apparatus to enable the flow of high speed gases through the apparatus, the apparatus including modifying a metal hose which can be a metal hose or a corrugated metal hose having an exterior braid and an interior liner. The improvement includes inserting a non-bendable flange insert into a leading edge of the metal pipe and combining that with a pipe having a tapered interior wall which is welded to the metal hose to facilitate the flow of gases to a level of Mach 1 without damaging the interior portions of the interior liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Delafield Corporation
    Inventor: James Martin
  • Publication number: 20150145241
    Abstract: The member joining method including: a member disposing process of disposing the first member and the second member such that the first plate-shaped section and the second plate-shaped section overlap in a thickness direction, a first laser radiating process of forming a melted section by radiating a laser beam to the first plate-shaped section overlapping the second plate-shaped section, and a second laser radiating process of, after solidifying the melted section to form a melted solidification section, radiating a laser beam to a surface of the melted solidification section so as to forcus the laser beam on the first plate-shaped section through the melted solidification section, melting the melted solidification section and the second plate-shaped section opposite to the melted solidification section to form a welding section formed of an alloy thereof, and joining the first plate-shaped section and the second plate-shaped section via the welding section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: KEIICHI ASAMI, Tomonori Imamura, Kinji Takiguchi
  • Publication number: 20150137512
    Abstract: A connection pipe and a method of manufacturing the connection pipe for an evaporator of a refrigeration device is disclosed. In the connection pipe and method, high-frequency welding is performed while a first pipe is at one side of a tube and a second pipe is at another side of the tube are welded, and a first curvature portion is in the first pipe and a second curvature portion is in the second pipe. Even though the connection pipe according to the present disclosure is forced or pressed to connect a suction pipe to the second pipe, the connection pipe may not be deformed or damaged due to a structural characteristic during installation of the evaporator in the refrigeration device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Dongbu Daewoo Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Myeong Suck KIM
  • Publication number: 20150115600
    Abstract: A flow passage connecting apparatus for a heat exchanger includes a boss formed of a resin material in a columnar shape and having a plurality of through-holes for each receiving from one side one end of a heat exchanger tube made of a resin material, and a coupler made of a resin material and having a body portion formed in a circular cylindrical shape. The body portion is configured to receive therein a part of the boss on the other side opposite to the one side and to be connected to the boss by at least one of threaded engagement and full-circle welding. The connecting apparatus further includes first and second seal structures sealing between the boss and the body portion. The body portion has a communication hole formed at a position between the first and second seal structures to communicate between an inside and outside of the body portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Kazumasa HOSOTANI, Toyoji SHINOHARA
  • Publication number: 20150107867
    Abstract: A connection structure of formers for connecting hollow formers provided inside superconducting cables, comprising: a connection conduit which is hollow, wherein one end section and the other end section of the connection conduit are inserted into open sections leading to hollow internal sections formed at connection end sections of the respective formers, and the opposed connection end sections of the respective formers are connected to each other by welding. The connection conduit thereby ensures circulation of a refrigerant. Also, there is no incidence of the cooling medium circulation path being blocked when welding is performed in the connection conduit, allowing formers to be more easily connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Jun Teng, Masashi Yagi
  • Publication number: 20150084333
    Abstract: The present application describes a method for welding two parts to each other. The two parts are made from steel having a high thermomechanical yield strength. The welding method includes a welding step in which a weld bead is created inducing a heat-affected zone to appear. The method also includes a heat treatment step having a heating step, during which at least one portion of the weld bead and the HAZ is gradually heated to a treatment temperature; then a holding step in which the portion of the weld bead and the HAZ is kept at the treatment temperature; then a cooling step in which the HAZ and the weld bead are gradually cooled and pass from the austenitic transformation end temperature to the martensitic transformation end temperature of the steel of the parts in a time between 7.5 s and 8.5 s, and pass from the austenitic transformation end temperature to the martensitic transformation end temperature in a time shorter than 15.5 s.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Serge PRIGENT, Florian DUPARCHY, Arnaud DONCOURT
  • Publication number: 20140349161
    Abstract: Systems and methods for shunt current and mechanical loss mitigation in electrochemical systems include a conduit providing at least a portion of an electrically conductive pathway between the first and second electrochemical cells, wherein the conduit includes at least one shunt current suppression device configured as a loop, and/or a connector assembly for maintaining first and second connecting portions in adjacent positioning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: UniEnergy Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Bradley Kell
  • Publication number: 20140327239
    Abstract: An improved coupling system for joining two items together, typically in the form of copper pipes, to other copper pipes, or in the form of other fittings, includes a pair of flange couplings, each of which is independently secured to one of the items to be joined together so that when the two flange couplings are securely joined to each other by suitable fasteners received through fastening apertures in the two flange couplings, the two items are sealingly joined to one another to form a substantially water tight junction. The improvement being that the bare metal parts of the ferrous components of the coupling are coated with a protective coating, such as a copper coating, so that there is no direct contact between two dissimilar metals thereby inhibiting or preventing corrosion of the metal components of the coupling due to electrolytic or galvanic action arising from direct contact between the two dissimilar metals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Gary Paul STANLEY
  • Patent number: 8863974
    Abstract: A column assembly for supporting a floating roof used with a storage tank for containing a volatile fluid, including an inner pipe, an outer pipe securable to the floating roof to extend below and generally perpendicular to the roof, the outer pipe surrounding and being movable axially on the inner pipe with a generally annular space defined between them, a pin extendable transversely through the overlapping walls of the inner and outer pipes to releasably fix the axial position of one pipe relative to the other, and a cylindrical sleeve seal having an upper part to slidably engage the inner pipe outer surface, a lower part bore surface to engage the top end outer surface of the outer pipe, and a radially inward extending rib situated axially between the upper and lower parts and extending transversely across and closing the top end of the annular space between the pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Mohammed A. Ben Afeef
  • Publication number: 20140291983
    Abstract: Provided is a welding connection structure for a pipe (1), in which the pipe has a double-pipe portion (2) at at least one end thereof and the double-pipe portion is formed by bending back a pipe wall (6) at the one end of the pipe inward and forming a bent-back portion in close contact with an outer pipe wall (4), and in which the pipe is connected by welding, at the double-pipe portion, to a mating member (11) to which the pipe is to be connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Yoshiki Tanaka, Naotaka Arisawa, Naohiro Takemoto, Hideyuki Morii
  • Publication number: 20140265311
    Abstract: A process for joining thin walled non-metallic pipe using a tubular inner coupler. The inner coupler may be inserted into the pipe and bonded to the pipe. The inner coupler may include a shoulder to form an attachment point for clamping inner coupled pipe joints together. The pipe joint may be reinforced using a continuous fiber tape. The bonding may include electrofusion, adhesives, heating, and damping, of the inner coupler to the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Composite Fluid Transfer, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Lynn Taylor
  • Patent number: 8814223
    Abstract: The flexible pipe connected with the flexible pipe connecting structure according to an embodiment of the present invention, wherein the connecting structure includes a body part, and a connecting part configured to have a smaller thickness than a thickness of the body part, wherein the first end portion is inserted into and welded to the connecting part, wherein the ledge is a step part provided between the body part and the connecting part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Dong-A Flexible Metal Tubes Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin Lim Choi
  • Publication number: 20140232105
    Abstract: Nickel-base radiant tube includes straight and curved elbow tube sections. The straight tube section has constant inner and outer radii. The elbow tube section has a constant inner radius and variable outer radius. The inner diameter of the elbow tube section is equal the inner radius of the straight tube section. Mating end portion of the elbow tube section has an outer radius equal to the outer radius of the straight tube section. Method for making the radiant tube comprises the steps of positioning a mating end portion of the straight tube section adjacent to and aligned with the mating end portion of the elbow tube section so that end faces of the straight and elbow tube sections face each other to define a circumferentially extending weld groove, and butt welding the mating end portions of the straight and elbow tube sections together at the weld groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: ArcelorMittal Investigacion y Desarrollo, S.L.
    Inventor: Sree Harsha LALAM
  • Patent number: 8794675
    Abstract: A coaxial pipe element (1) includes an outer pipe (1a) and an inner pipe (1b), and at each of its ends a junction forging (2a, 2b), each forging having at least an inner first branch (32) set back (L1) from an outer first branch (31), in which all of the circular welds between the inner and the outer pipe and the junction forgings are made on the outside of the pipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Saipem S.A.
    Inventors: Michel Baylot, Jean-Yves Goalabre, François-Régis Pionetti
  • Patent number: 8727388
    Abstract: A coupling arrangement has a coupling body and a helically shaped undulated metal pipe which has an end face extending along a screw thread of its undulation. A metal holding ring is mounted on the connecting part resting against the latter, where the outer diameter of the holding ring corresponds approximately to the outer diameter of the pipe, where the end face of the holding ring facing the pipe extends along a screw thread corresponding to the screw thread of the pipe, and where the holding ring is connected in the mounted position, fixedly to the connecting part by resting fixedly and tightly against the end face of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Nexans
    Inventors: Michele Di Palma, Stephan Lange, Klaus Schippl, Christian Frohne
  • Publication number: 20140103643
    Abstract: A heavy weight drill pipe for use in a downhole tool. The heavy weight drill pipe may include a tool joint made of as first steel alloy selected from the group consisting of AISI 4135, AISI 4137, AISI 4140, AISI 4142, AISI 4145, and AISI 4147. The tool joint may have as radial thickness between about 3.0 cm and about 5.7 cm. The heavy weight drill pipe may also include as pipe made of as second steel alloy selected from the group consisting of AISI 4135, AISI 4137, AISI 4140, AISI 4142, AISI 4145, and AISI 4147. The pipe may have as radial thickness between about 1.6 cm and about 3.3 cm. A weld region may be formed between the tool joint and the pipe. The weld region may be formed by friction welding the tool joint to the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Smith International, Inc.
    Inventors: Wenhui Jiang, Alan W. Lockstedt
  • Patent number: 8678445
    Abstract: A connection between two annular sections of two components of an exhaust system of an internal combustion engine that is installed in a motor vehicle. In an embodiment, the two components are coaxial to one another. The connection comprises an annular connecting element with a first ring section, and a second ring section concentric to the first ring section. The ring sections are axially connected to one another in a rigid fashion on the face side by means of a connecting region. The first ring section is rigidly connected to the annular section of the first component by means of a first connecting region spaced apart from the connecting region. The second ring section is rigidly connected to the annular section of the second component by means of a second connecting region spaced apart from the connecting region. The connection is characterized by a high fatigue strength under thermal stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: J. Eberspaecher GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ralf Riekers, Michael Weiβ, Joachim Müller
  • Publication number: 20140042740
    Abstract: A system and method of joining workpieces is provided where a clad layer is deposited in between the components and a weld bead is providing such that it contacts the clad layer. The system and method provided minimizes the heat input into the components by using the clad layers to provide the joining strength between the pipe components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventor: Mike BARRETT
  • Publication number: 20140035279
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for joining pipes where a keyhole is formed in each of the pipe ends and then a filler metal is placed in the keyholes to join the pipes to each other. The filler metal can be deposited using a laser hot wire process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: Badri Narayanan, John Procario
  • Publication number: 20140020811
    Abstract: A fitting (1) of weldable, thermoplastic material of a modular structure, comprising a number of elements (2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12), at least one main element (2, 9) and at least one connecting element (3, 10, 11, 12), characterized in that the elements (2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12) have end faces (4, 5) at right angles to the centre axis (8), and the elements (2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12) are welded to one another exclusively at the end faces (4, 5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: GEORG FISCHER ROHRLEITUNGSSYSTEME AG
    Inventor: Joerg Wermelinger
  • Publication number: 20140014651
    Abstract: Electromagnetic induction welding of plastic pipe distribution systems including inter alia induction weldable pipe connectors each having at least one induction weldable pipe socket. The induction weldable pipe sockets include a solid metal susceptor sleeve enveloping a plastic solder lining. Electromagnetic induction coil assemblies for clamping on induction weldable pipe sockets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: HULIOT A.C.S. LTD.
    Inventor: Gideon Hooberman
  • Patent number: 8622094
    Abstract: A method for protecting a welded pipe assembly from metal dusting and a welded pipe assembly suitable for performing the method. The welded pipe assembly comprises two pipes, weld material joining the two pipes and insulating material. The pipes are protected from metal dusting by a protective coating. The present invention is useful for conveying gases comprising carbon monoxide at temperatures greater than 425° C. while preventing metal dusting of the welded piping assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Thomas Dorsch, William Robert Licht, David R. Kerstetter
  • Patent number: 8622093
    Abstract: A vibration-resistant reinforced concrete watertight pipe, at opposite ends of which coupling units formed of a separate material are formed, and a method of manufacturing the same are provided. The vibration-resistant reinforced concrete watertight pipe includes a reinforced concrete pipe having a reinforcement mat, which is assembled with longitudinal reinforcements and transverse reinforcements, disposed in a concrete layer, and a convexity coupling part and a concavity coupling part that are coupled to opposite ends of the reinforced concrete pipe and have coupling ridges and coupling furrows respectively. Here, the coupling part and the concavity coupling part are formed of a synthetic resin, which is different in physical properties from the reinforced concrete pipe, and have the same shape and thickness as the reinforced concrete pipe. Each of the convexity coupling part and the concavity coupling part has a metal core installed therein to increase a coupling strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignees: Sun-Am R&D Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jung Suk Lee
  • Publication number: 20130285371
    Abstract: An extended length tube structure includes a first ceramic tube segment having a first end and a second end, and a second ceramic tube segment having a first end and a second end, in which the second end of the first ceramic tube segment is arranged to face the first end of the second ceramic tube segment. A ceramic coupling component is positioned to circumscribe the end-to-end configuration of the tube segments, and is sinter-bonded to the tube segments to form an continuous, extended length tube structure having a seal, such as a sinter bond or an interference bond, that is free of bond materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Lawrence M. Banach, John M. Bevilacqua, Steven W. Lanzone
  • Patent number: 8561875
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for shaping pipes with the steps connecting a pipe end with a coupling of a connection device for pipes, in particular a quick connector, through friction welding and controlling the region of formation of the molten mass formed during friction welding. The contamination of the inside of the pipe due to welding beads can be prevented with the aid of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Veritas AG
    Inventors: Dirk Hattass, Volker Naumann, Peter Kahn
  • Patent number: 8523488
    Abstract: A method of joining pipes to produce an underwater pipeline on a firing line includes supplying the firing line with pipes having previously roughened end portions; welding the end portions of adjacent pipes to form cutbacks, each of which is defined by two end portions, and by an annular weld bead between the two end portions; cleaning, by cryogenic blasting, the outer surface of each cutback; and forming a protective joint coating about each cutback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Saipem S.p.A.
    Inventors: Valerio Bregonzio, Antonio Passerini
  • Publication number: 20130221664
    Abstract: The present invention includes an intank filter that is a component of a fuel pump module which is installed within a fuel tank of a motor vehicle to supply fuel into an engine, and more particularly, to a laser welding structure of an intank filter for a motor vehicle, for joining the intank filter through laser welding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: COAVIS
    Inventor: COAVIS
  • Publication number: 20130200611
    Abstract: A device (4) is for connection between a component (2) of an air-conditioning loop (1) and a heat exchanger (3), including at least one channel (6.1, 6.2) through which a fluid (9.1, 9.2) can flow. The device includes an inner part (11) having at least one collar (12.1, 12.2) at least partially defining a channel (10.1, 10.2) and capable of engaging with an opening (6.1, 6.2) of the exchanger (3), and an outer part (15) mounted against the inner part (11), having at least one end piece (16.1, 16.2) at least partially defining the channel (10.1, 10.2) and capable of engaging with an opening of the component (2). The invention also relates to a heat exchanger provided with the connection device (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: VALEO SYSTEMES THERMIQUES
    Inventors: Jimmy Lemee, Christophe Denoual, Alain Pourmarin
  • Patent number: 8459699
    Abstract: A coupling system including a coupling for fastening to one end of a pipe via a fastening connection; and a sleeve surrounding the fastening connection is disclosed. The sleeve includes a first end for welding to the pipe, and a hook-forming second end for co-operating with the coupling in such a manner that the hook is suitable for providing fastening between the coupling and the pipe in the event of the fastening connection being damaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Turbomeca
    Inventors: Benoit Michel Bernard Vincent Auzias, Francis Jean Criado, Gerald Andre Charles Senger
  • Patent number: 8454057
    Abstract: A threaded tubing end assembly having a tubing with a transverse first end, a tubing through bore, and a longitudinal weld seam; a threaded adapter having an adapter through bore, and an adapter body having a threaded first end having a male thread and an opposed second end with an external transverse shoulder surrounding a reduced diameter elongated shank with an external longitudinal slot; a circumferential weld; and a longitudinal weld.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: RRI Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Tommie C. Gipson, Larry R. Russell
  • Publication number: 20130106099
    Abstract: A fitting for use in fusion welding mating thermoplastic components includes a weld bead chamber to capture and conceal a bead formed as a result of the fusion weld. The weld bead chamber integrates the bead into the fitting so that the joined parts have a finished look without mechanical polishing or grinding of the completed piece. A stop ledge included in the weld bead chamber prevents over insertion of a pipe or other component into the fitting. A view window in the fitting permits inspection of the finished bead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: HEATEFLEX CORPORATION
    Inventor: HEATEFLEX CORPORATION
  • Patent number: 8419074
    Abstract: In a joint structure, a tube member having a polygonal cross-section can be joined to a flange surface by full penetration welding with good strength margin, without imparting unreasonable force to the weld portion. The joint structure comprises a polygonal cylindrical lower guide tube joined by butt welding to a surface of a middle flange having a through-hole of the same shape as the lower guide tube, wherein at the end of the lower guide tube, within the linear portions that constitute each of the sides of the lower guide tube, there exists a weld portion welded to the surface in at least one location and an unwelded portion located separately from the weld portion, and a level difference at least as large as a distance equivalent to the weld shrinkage of the weld portion is provided between the end positions of the weld portion of the unwelded portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinjiro Inomata, Makoto Nakajima
  • Patent number: 8419073
    Abstract: In a fuel distributor assembly having a manifold (10) and at least one connecting nipple (12), which is welded to the manifold, for connecting a branch pipe to a transverse bore (16) leading through the wall of the manifold (10), an outer side of the connecting nipple transitions into the outer side of the manifold via an annular groove (26) that at least partially surrounds the outer side of the connecting nipple and is formed into the outer side of the manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Poppe & Potthoff GmbH
    Inventors: Burkhard Harhoff, Markus Schmidt, Ludwig Wiedenlübbert, Michael Gieβel
  • Publication number: 20130076025
    Abstract: A simple threaded end connector is easily attached to the end of a tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: RRI Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Tommie C. Gipson, Larry R. Russell
  • Patent number: 8402946
    Abstract: A fuel distributor for supplying fuel to injection valves for internal combustion engines includes a hollow manifold having a plurality of branch bores disposed radially therethrough. A plurality of branch lines are operably connected with a manifold at the branch bores by adapters. The adapters have either a one-piece deep-drawn construction or a one-piece extruded construction, and include a mounting flange that conforms to the outer contour of the manifold and joins the adapter to the exterior of the manifold, and a neck portion that closely receives and securely mounts therein the end portions of the branch lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Mehring, Michael Hoischen
  • Patent number: 8397766
    Abstract: A pipeline has a first pipe and a second pipe welded together by a weld seam, wherein the first and second pipes each have an inner side with a lining section of plastic material for protecting an inner side of the pipeline. The lining sections end at a spacing from the weld seam. The lining section of the first pipe abuts the lining section of the second pipe such that by an undercut provided on at least one of the lining sections a fill space is formed in a circumferential direction of the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Rosen Swiss AG
    Inventor: Hermann Rosen
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8388027
    Abstract: A conduit arrangement for a pressurized fluid, in particular for connecting a gearbox to an oil cooler. The conduit arrangement comprises a first fluid conduit and a second fluid conduit which can be connected to a housing, such as a gearbox housing, by a connecting arrangement. The connecting arrangement has a first connecting part and a second connecting part which have a respective through-passage. At least one of the connecting parts is made of plastic, wherein at least one of the fluid conduits is made of plastic. The plastic connecting part and the plastic fluid conduit are integrally connected to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Veritas AG
    Inventors: Sven Mai, Thomas Grasmueck, Marc Van Hooren, Roland Eisenacher, Peter Kahn
  • Publication number: 20130038053
    Abstract: A synthetic resin-made welding joint that has a pipe end portion into which an end portion of a synthetic resin-made tube is to be fitted and inserted, and that is configured so that the pipe end portion and the tube end portion which is fitted and inserted thereinto are enabled to be welded together by heating of heating means which externally surrounds the pipe end portion, therefore, a synthetic resin-made holder which is fitted and attached onto the pipe end portion is disposed, and a flange for ensuring a radial expansion gap with respect to the heating means is integrally formed in the holder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: NIPPON PILLAR PACKING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Imanishi, Masaru Misaki, Masateru Yamada, Takehiro Nakamura, Akihiro Masuda
  • Publication number: 20120325362
    Abstract: Provided is a submerged arc welding method for a steel plate. In welding the steel plate from an internal surface or an external surface by a submerged arc welding, welding condition is set such that, a cross-sectional area of internal weld metal S1 and a cross-sectional area of external weld metal S2 satisfy the formula (1), the formula (2), and the formula (3), that is, 0.40?(S1+S2)/t2?0.80 . . . (1), S1/t2?0.35 . . . (2), and S2/t2?0.45 . . . (3), wherein t is a plate thickness of the steel plate (mm), S1 is a cross-sectional area of the internal weld metal (mm2) excluding the cross-sectional area of a portion of the internal weld metal overlapping with the external weld metal after external welding, and S2 is a cross-sectional area of the external weld metal (mm2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: JFE STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Ishigami, Kenji Oi, Naoya Hayakawa
  • Publication number: 20120318400
    Abstract: An extrudable polyvinyl chloride composition comprising from 80 to 99.9 percent by weight polyvinyl chloride for use in extruding a first part and a second part, wherein a fusion joint between the first extruded part and the second extruded part is formed by: A) composition at least a portion of a first terminal edge of the first extruded part and a first terminal edge of the second extruded part; B) engaging the melted terminal edges; and C) maintaining pressure between the engaged terminal edges to create a fused joint having a strength that is at least 50% of the tensile strength of the extruded part as measured by ASTM D638-2a. The extruded parts can be pipe sections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Underground Solutions Technologies Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Smith, Thomas Marti, Bryan St. Onge, Henri St. Onge
  • Patent number: 8329270
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for manufacturing plastic packaging in tubular form, which process comprises a wrapping step during which a laminate (11) is wrapped, an abutting step during which the edges (8, 9) of the laminate (11) are butted together and a fastening step during which said edges (8, 9) of the laminate (11) are welded together, characterized in that a bead (12) of plastic in the molten state is extruded and deposited on the internal face of the packaging so as to cover at least the weld zone (10) defined between the edges. The energy needed to produce the weld (10) comes from the plastic bead (12). The invention also relates to packaging obtained from the aforementioned process and to a device for implementing said process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Aisapack Holding S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Voigtmann
  • 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: 20120256413
    Abstract: An arrangement is provided for a helically undulated pipe made of metal, which has an end face extending along a turn of the thread of its undulation and a connecting element to be fastened to the pipe. The connecting element includes a pipe piece which has a helically extending inner surface corresponding to the turn of the thread of the undulation of the pipe. The pipe piece is mounted on the pipe in the undulation of the pipe. A metal ring is arranged on the pipe piece, where the pipe piece has sections with different inner diameters arranged one behind the other in the axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Michele Di Palma, Stephan Lange, Klaus Schippl, Ing Christian Frohne