Solder Patents (Class 285/289.1)
  • Patent number: 10865914
    Abstract: A connection socket for a tubular connection that includes: a socket cup having a metal alloy composition and a sealing portion, the sealing portion comprises a primary and a secondary sealing recess; a primary seal positioned within the primary sealing recess, the primary seal comprising an elastomeric material having a service temperature, and a secondary seal positioned within the secondary sealing recess, the secondary seal comprising a metal composition. Further, the secondary seal has a melting temperature at or above the service temperature of the primary seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: NIBCO INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin L. Lawrence, Richard D. Latham, David A. Bobo, Christopher W. Mason, Ronald Dale Paige
  • Patent number: 10858997
    Abstract: A method of joining includes applying braze to a braze reservoir in a first component. A second component is engaged to the first component, wherein a joint location is defined between the first and second components. A wicking structure provides flow communication from the braze reservoir to the joint location. The method also includes joining the first and second components together at the joint location by applying heat to the braze to flow the braze from the reservoir through the wicking structure to the joint location to form a braze joint at the joint location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Delavan Inc.
    Inventors: Jason A. Ryon, Lev Alexander Prociw
  • Patent number: 10352109
    Abstract: A technique facilitates coupling of sections of tubing, e.g. a casing and a liner. A first tubing is positioned at a desired location, and then a second tubing is deployed through an interior of the first tubing until predetermined regions of the first tubing and the second tubing are in proximity to one another. A molten metal material is located between the first tubing and the second tubing at the predetermined regions. The molten metal material is then solidified to secure the second tubing to the first tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Mariano Ruben Sanchez
  • Patent number: 9752708
    Abstract: An exhaust system is manufactured in the following manner. Initially, a plurality of pipe sections are put into each other with a clearance fit, so that connecting points are formed, at which two pipe sections overlap each other. The pipe sections then are calibrated at the connecting points, so that a narrow gap is obtained. Subsequently, the connecting points are soldered. The exhaust system thus includes a plurality of pipe sections which are put into each other and soldered to each other. Outer pipe sections of the plurality of pipe sections are calibrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies, Germany GMBH
    Inventor: Alfred Blueml
  • Patent number: 9096002
    Abstract: A process for providing an overmolded waterway comprising inserting a shaft portion of a sacrificial core into an end of a tube, the shaft portion having a first opening therein, the sacrificial core having a second portion comprising a second opening and a contact surface about the second opening, the second opening in fluid communication with the first opening and the inside of the tube, in a mold cavity inserting a core pin transverse to the tube end, the sacrificial core contact surface engaging a mating surface of the core pin closing the second opening, injection overmolding over a portion of the tube end and core pin forming an overmolded waterway having an outlet portion in fluid communication with the second opening and the inside of the tube, and removing the core pin from the second opening through the outlet portion and removing the overmolded waterway from the mold cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Mercury Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard F. Seman, Sr., Earl Christian, Jr., William Blue, Scott R. Gardner, William Shane Hochstetler
  • Patent number: 8955887
    Abstract: A liquid phase diffusion bonded pipe joint comprised of metal pipes or a metal pipe and a joint pipe joined by liquid phase diffusion bonding, the liquid phase diffusion bonded pipe joint comprised of a metal joint provided with a tapered slanted part press-fit into an end of a metal pipe by a thrust in a pipe axial direction while expanding the metal pipe in inside diameter and tightly engaging with the end and a joining surface part continuing from the tapered slanted part and joined with an end face of the metal pipe by liquid phase diffusion bonding and a metal pipe tightly engaging with the tapered slanted part in the expanded state and with an end face joined with the joining surface part by liquid phase diffusion bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Eiji Tsuru, Yasushi Hasegawa, Yasuhiro Shinohara, Yuichi Sato
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140197631
    Abstract: An exhaust system is manufactured in the following manner. Initially, a plurality of pipe sections are put into each other with a clearance fit, so that connecting points are formed, at which two pipe sections overlap each other. The pipe sections then are calibrated at the connecting points, so that a narrow gap is obtained. Subsequently, the connecting points are soldered. The exhaust system thus includes a plurality of pipe sections which are put into each other and soldered to each other. Outer pipe sections of the plurality of pipe sections are calibrated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Alfred Blueml
  • Publication number: 20140001750
    Abstract: A connecting arrangement connects an end of a fluid conduit to an assembly. The connecting arrangement includes a stub (1) having a flow opening (11) for receiving the fluid conduit at one end of the flow opening (11) as well as a flange (2) having a first opening (9) for receiving the stub (1) and a second opening (10) for fastening to the assembly. The stub (1) is inserted into the first opening (9) and connected to the flange (2) in a material-to-material manner. The flange (2) has in the region of the connection a groove (4) that extends in a circumferential direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: ContiTech Techno-Chemie GmbH
    Inventors: Marcus Paust, Michael Hahn, Juergen Foik
  • Publication number: 20120242076
    Abstract: A coupling for pipes having an inside wall surface comprises first and second open ends, a bore, a side wall around the bore, and a longitudinal axis. At least the second open end is a male end and has at least one axially oriented protrusion protruding from the second open end for dislodging debris from the inside wall surface of the pipe when inserted therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Wayne Murray, Daniel Murray
  • Patent number: 8100438
    Abstract: An exhaust system of a motor vehicle includes, but is not limited to an inner exhaust pipe that is inserted into an outer exhaust pipe in an overlap region, and the two exhaust pipes are crimped in the overlap region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Manfred Grimm
  • Patent number: 7475829
    Abstract: A nozzle clamping nut for an injection valve comprises two sections in the longitudinal direction, having different-sized free inner diameters (D1, D2). A shoulder forms a bearing surface (9) in a transition region between the first and second sections, extending in a circular manner perpendicularly to the longitudinal direction. The nozzle clamping nut has a large bearing surface with low stress concentration. The nozzle clamping nut consists of an inner tube (3) and an outer tube (1) which have different-sized inner diameters (D1, D2), which fit inside each other and which are connected to each other in a fixed manner, and the bearing surface (9) is formed by the annular front surface of the inner tube (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rainer Hardt, G√ľnter Lewentz, Dieter Marksteiner
  • Patent number: 7364204
    Abstract: An apparatus according to this invention for carrying hydraulic fluid in a power assisted automotive steering system, includes a tube having a tube wall formed with a first port that extends though a thickness of the tube wall. A housing includes a wall formed with a second port extending though a thickness of the housing wall. A retainer is secured to the housing. A fluid transfer line includes a first surface that contacts an outer surface of the tube, is formed with a passage communicating with the first port, is sealed against fluid flow past the first surface, and is secured to an outer surface of the tube. A second surface contacting the retainer is formed with a passage communicating with the second port, is sealed against fluid flow past the second surface, and is secured to the housing by the retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: TRW Automotive U.S. LLC
    Inventors: Eric A. Roline, William E. Allen, Jr., John Leidy, Dennis F. Harer
  • Patent number: 7086668
    Abstract: A coupling for a double tube is configured to connect with the double tube. The double tube includes an outer tube for a first fluid to flow therethrough. The double tube includes an inner tube provided inside of the outer tube and having an end protruding from the outer tube, the inner tube for a second fluid to flow therethrough. The coupling includes a branched portion brazed to an end of the outer tube and brazed to an end of the inner tube, with the end of the inner tube protruding outside through the branched portion. The branched portion is formed as a curved tube having a curved portion. The branched portion has an end joined to an end of the outer tube, with the curved portion having a through-hole for the inner tube to pass therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Calsonic Kansai Corporation
    Inventors: Hiromi Takasaki, Yoshikazu Takamatsu
  • Patent number: 6918617
    Abstract: A soldered feed-through device that is inserted into a bulkhead opening has one or more sets of laterally protruding and symmetrically distributed teeth that cut through the bulkhead material as the feed-through is inserted into the bulkhead opening. The teeth automatically center the feed-through device within the bulkhead opening and resist tilting of the feed-through and its through-hole conductor so that application of solder to the area between the feed-through and the inner periphery of the opening produces a solder joint having uniform radial thickness of preferably about 0.14 mm (0.0055 in.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2005
    Inventors: Thaddeus E. Nordquist, Eric Lawrence Nordquist, Kevin T. Luce
  • Patent number: 6571683
    Abstract: A double-action hydraulic cylinder (3) is provided with an axially slidable piston between a front cover and a rear cover, whereby the piston may be coupled to an extreme load through a piston rod (4) and whereby the piston may be biased via connections (5) for a hydraulic medium at both sides with the hydraulic medium from an extreme pressure source. The connections (5) are attached to the cylinder barrel (6) by means of soldered joints to achieve a good surface finish and thereby also an optically appealing appearance together with a reliable mounting of the pressure connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2003
    Assignee: Hoerbiger Hydraulik GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Huber, Klaus Schweiger
  • Patent number: 6505813
    Abstract: A valve assembly includes a valve body defining an inlet and an outlet, and a passageway for flow of fluid from the inlet to the outlet. An attachment member is in removable engagement with the valve body at one of the inlet and the outlet. A pipe coupler is releasably secured to the valve body by the attachment member. The pipe coupler is adapted for attachment to a pipe end by sweating. The pipe coupler defines one, two or three inlets and one outlet. The attachment member is threadedly attached to an internal wall or an external wall of the valve body. The valve assembly is, e.g., a ball valve, a check valve, or a gate valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2003
    Assignee: Watts Investment Company
    Inventors: Timothy P. Horne, Dale S. Tripp
  • Patent number: 6283157
    Abstract: A sweat flange, piping system utilizing the same, and method of installing a circulator to a copper pipe. The sweat flange includes a base portion having a predetermined shape and at least two bolt openings dimensioned to accept at least two mounting bolts. A shoulder portion extends from the base portion and includes a substantially circular pipe opening that extends through the base portion and the shoulder portion. The pipe opening includes a first portion dimensioned to accept the pipe and a second portion of decreased diameter in order to limit the travel of the pipe through the opening. The sweat flange is attached to the pipe by inserting the pipe into the pipe opening of the flange and soldering the two together using art recognized soldering techniques. The piping system includes at least one pipe, a sweat, a pair of mounting bolts and a circulator or other pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Becca Tools, Inc.
    Inventor: John W. Rocheleau