Particular Interface Patents (Class 285/328)
  • Patent number: 10514117
    Abstract: A fitting for a fluidic coupling includes a tube assembly that includes an inner tube, an intermediate tube formed of a polymeric material and disposed over at least a portion of a length of the inner tube, and an outer tube formed of a metal and disposed over the intermediate tube. The inner tube has an inner tube endface and a first fluid channel. The intermediate tube includes an extruded portion having a length and an intermediate tube endface. The outer tube has an outer tube endface and an outer surface. First and second radial crimps are formed on the outer surface at first and second distances from the outer tube endface and extend for first and second axial lengths, respectively. The inner and outer tube endfaces are co-planar and the intermediate tube endface is separated from the inner and outer tube endfaces by the length of the extruded portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: WATERS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Wade P. Leveille
  • Patent number: 10393297
    Abstract: A pipe connection device according to the present invention includes: a connection member including a projection in which an insertion space is formed in the projection and a pipe is inserted through one side and which is bent in a circumferential direction at the other side and a separation preventing unit which is spaced apart from the projection and protrudes in the circumferential direction; and a flange member coupled to the circumference of the connection member between the projection and the separation preventing unit so as to contact the projection and having a joining hole penetrated by a joining member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Jungwoo Metal Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kwang Won Lee
  • Patent number: 10309815
    Abstract: Provided is a thermal flow meter including a measurement tube made of resin having an inlet and an outlet, and an internal flow passage extending along an axis, a sensor substrate having a heating resistance wire and temperature detecting resistance wires formed on a detection surface along the axis, and a reinforcing plate. The sensor substrate is bonded to the measurement tube along the axis with an adhesive, and the reinforcing plate is bonded to the measurement tube along the axis with the adhesive with the internal flow passage interposed between the sensor substrate and the reinforcing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SURPASS INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroki Igarashi
  • Patent number: 10281066
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a flush fluid connection having a first fluid connector having a male connector end including an elongated nose section having a front surface and a first external sealing surface. The male connector end includes an external shoulder extending outwardly relative to a longitudinal axis and a second external sealing surface adjacent the external shoulder, and external threads between the first external sealing surface and the second external sealing surface. The flush fluid connection includes a second fluid connector that has a female connector end having an elongated nose section comprising a front surface and a first internal sealing surface. The female connector end includes an internal shoulder extending inwardly relative to the longitudinal axis and a second internal sealing surface adjacent the internal shoulder, and internal threads between the first internal sealing surface and the second internal sealing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL SPECIALTY, INC.
    Inventors: Warren Harold Schulte, Aubrey Coy Reece
  • Patent number: 10188318
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a mouthpiece for use with an electronic analyzer for breath analyte detection in an individual. The mouthpiece includes a biosensor and a hydration system. The biosensor includes a chemically active area where a chemical reaction takes place and the hydration system delivers a liquid to the chemically active area of the biosensor to at least one of enhance, enable, and facilitate the chemical reaction. The mouthpiece further includes hardware to transmit breath analyte data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Invoy Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Barbara E. Landini, Joan K. Vrtis, Roberta Druyor-Sanchez, Shane Bravard, David Luttrull, James A. McIntyre, Paul E. Cranley
  • Patent number: 10078074
    Abstract: A system for measuring and tracking metabolic rate, physical activity and calorie intake. The metabolic rate is measured with a design that features an adaptive sampling mechanism for accurate breath sample collection, optimized flow rate measurement for minimizing backpressure while maximizing accuracy, humidity regulation and water condensation reduction mechanism for reliable performance, as well as breath temperature measurement for volume and humidity corrections. The system further comprises an improved algorithm for determining physical activity such as related energy expenditure, and a mechanism for tracking changes in food intake over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ON BEHALF OF ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Francis Tsow, Xiaojun Xian, Erica Forzani, Nongjian Tao
  • Patent number: 10066450
    Abstract: A stiffener assembly for a riser extending from a subsea well component through an opening in a floating platform has at least two partially cylindrical inner sleeve segments that mount around the riser. Inner sleeve grooves are on an outer surface of each of the inner sleeve segments, defining inner sleeve ribs. The inner sleeve segments have abutting side edges when mounted around the riser. At least two partially cylindrical outer sleeve segments are mounted around the inner sleeve segments. The outer sleeve segments have abutting side edges when mounted around the inner sleeve segments. Outer sleeve grooves on an inner surface of each of the outer sleeve segments define outer sleeve ribs that fit within the inner sleeve grooves between the inner sleeve ribs. The abutting side edges of the outer sleeve segments are circumferentially offset from the abutting side edges of the inner sleeve segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: The Technologies Alliance, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul C. Berner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10024704
    Abstract: Provided is a thermal flow meter including an inlet-side body into which an inlet of a measurement tube is inserted, an outlet-side body into which an outlet of the measurement tube is inserted, an inlet-side nut having internal threads fastened to external threads formed on the inlet-side body, an outlet-side nut having internal threads fastened to external threads formed on the outlet-side body, an inlet-side ferrule of resin being deformed to form a seal area as the inlet-side nut 15a is fastened to the inlet-side body, and an outlet-side ferrule of resin being deformed to form a seal area as the outlet-side nut is fastened to the outlet-side body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SURPASS INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroki Igarashi
  • Patent number: 9915377
    Abstract: An underwater pipe assembly includes a first pipe having a first collar and a first flange, a second pipe having a second collar and a second flange, and a connector apparatus including at least two first clamp seats, at least two first fasteners, at least two second clamp seats, at least two second fasteners. The first clamp seats are interconnected by the first fasteners to surround a junction of the first collar and the first flange. The second clamp seats are interconnected by the second fasteners to surround a junction of the second collar and the second flange. A plurality of connecting fasteners interconnect the first and second clamp seats, thereby clamping the first and second flanges between the first and second clamp seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventors: Jan Larsen, Chen-Shan Kung, Yuan-Jui Lu
  • Patent number: 9857005
    Abstract: Fluid connector assembly and methods usable to establish a sealed fluid connection. The connector assembly comprises a female union connector having an axial bore extending therethrough, internal threads, and an internal shoulder. The connector assembly also comprises two male connectors, each male connector having an axial bore extending therethrough and external threads. The connector assembly further comprises two ring-shaped seals adapted to form a fluid seal between the female union and the male connectors. The first seal contacts the first side of the internal shoulder and a front end of the first male connector to form a fluid seal therebetween. The second seal contacts the second side of the internal shoulder and a front end of the second male connector to form a second fluid seal therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Wright's Well Control Services, LLC
    Inventor: David Wright
  • Patent number: 9556980
    Abstract: A retainer includes an annular gasket retaining portion for retaining a gasket therein and an annular coupling member retaining portion which has an inner diameter greater than that of the gasket retaining portion and retains one coupling member. At an inner circumference of the gasket retaining portion and an inner circumference of the coupling member retaining portion are formed annular grooves, respectively, for holding therein elastic rings, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Tomohiro Nakata, Akihiro Harada, Michio Yamaji
  • Patent number: 9493999
    Abstract: A gas-separator for separating trapped gases from drilling fluids retrieved from a well-bore being drilled is disclosed. The gas-separator includes a cylindrical separator which is capable of rotating on its longitudinal axis when fluid and gases flow out through fluid ejection ports, which access the center bore of the cylindrical separator. The fluid ejection ports have a narrower cross-section towards the center bore and a wider cross-section at the opposite end, and are preferably aligned substantially tangentially with periphery of center bore, such that outflow of drilling fluid (and gases) from the center bore through the ejection ports induces a rotational torque on the cylindrical separator. Spinning of cylindrical separator enhances the gas-separation effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Inventor: Jason Swinford
  • Patent number: 9334988
    Abstract: A pipe connector comprises a first pipe section having a first end and having teeth formed on its outer surface proximate to, but spaced axially apart from, the first end. A second pipe section has a second end which, in use, is to be connected to the first end of the first pipe section. A sleeve is slidably mounted on the outer surface of the second pipe section for movement between a first extended position, in which a front end of the sleeve projects beyond the second end of the second pipe section so as, in use, to overlap the first end of the first pipe section when abutted against the second end of the second pipe section, and a second retracted position in which said front end is withdrawn so as at least to be aligned with the second end of the second pipe section, the sleeve having teeth formed on its outer surface at least in the region of the front end. A stop is provided on the second pipe section and the sleeve to prevent axial movement of the sleeve beyond the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Oil States Industries (UK) Limited
    Inventors: John Gallagher, Martin James Ward
  • Patent number: 9175778
    Abstract: A sealing microsawtooth ring joint, made between a toothed seating surface and a full plain seated surface by a microsawtooth ring with its tooth crest on the seating surface being a cutting edge whose corner or whose crest angle is about 90°˜120°, with its tooth height Zt being about 10˜20 times the roughness Ra of the seated surface, and with the ratio of its tooth pitch Xs to its tooth height Zt being 20˜500 to ensure that the tight joint has a microcosmic line contact followed by a surface contact or to ensure that the tight joint has both such a line contact as to be able to provide a necessary seating stress locally and such a surface contact as to be able to protect the line contact from being excessively pressed to get blunt or disappeared, can be used either as a pressure-tight joint or as a self-energizing tight joint of any too surfaces such as flats to flats, cones to cones or spheres, spheres to spheres or cones etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Zhejiang China Valve Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Changxiang Xu
  • Patent number: 9091379
    Abstract: A connecting structure connects a hollow first tube and a hollow second tube. The second tube comprises internal screw threads. The connecting structure further includes a hollow connecting sleeve connecting the first tube to the second tube. Portions of the first tube and the second tube are positioned within the connecting sleeve. The first tube is movable within the connecting sleeve in a direction parallel to an internal surface of the first tube. The connecting structure further includes a hollow connecting tube connected to an internal surface of the second tube and positioned within the first tube. The connecting tube comprises a first end having external screw threads engaged with the internal screw threads of the second tube. At least one O-ring is located on an external portion of a second end of the connecting tube, opposite the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: James Baker, Sean Clarke
  • Patent number: 9044900
    Abstract: A method for joining pipes comprising the steps of forming an unadhered pipe assembly comprised of a first pipe having a socket with an inside diameter, where said socket has a mouth that is an open end of the socket, a self-centering bottom and a substantially cylindrical wall with an inlet and an outlet, a second pipe inserted into and abutted against the bottom of the socket of the first pipe, said second pipe having an outside diameter that is less than the inside diameter of the socket, where the difference in diameters defines a gap and extruding an extrudable adhesive through the inlet substantially filing the gap, wherein the adhesive solidifies joining the first and second pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: IPS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Terry R. McPherson
  • Publication number: 20150097367
    Abstract: A cooling pipe joint which enables easy fine adjustment of the length of a cooling pipe which extends from the cooling pipe joint. The cooling pipe joint is provided with a base part, a fastening member which is fastened to the base part, a deforming member which is arranged between the base part and the fastening member, and a first slanted surface which slants with respect to a center axis. This first slanted surface presses against the deforming member by the force of fastening the fastening member to the base part and makes the deforming member deform to a direction approaching the center axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Suguru Takamizawa
  • Patent number: 8931808
    Abstract: A fitting assembly is provided having a nut and a self-releasing ferrule, which in certain embodiments may be assembled by an operator. The fitting assembly includes a nut with a first end, and a second end that defines a slot, and a ferrule with a first end that defines one or more slots, and a second end, with the second end of the nut adapted to receive the first end of the ferrule, the second end of the ferrule adapted to be received in a component or fitting of a liquid chromatography system. The nut and ferrule of the fitting assembly have passageways therethrough for receiving and removably holding tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: IDEX Health & Science LLC
    Inventor: Craig W. Graham
  • Publication number: 20140196809
    Abstract: A pipe fitting includes a pipe fitting body having a first end in fluidic communication with a second end, the ends configured to receive a pipe. At least one of the first or second ends comprises a non-circular sectional shape having a low flow enhancement channel disposed at a bottom. The low flow enhancement channel is configured to comprise a first depth of a fluid that is greater than a second depth of the same fluid in a substantially circular section pipe where the non-circular sectional shape and the circular section pipe comprise substantially the same overall cross sectional area. A stand may be associated with the pipe fitting, the stand configured to accept the pipe fitting body in an orientation where the low flow enhancement channel is disposed at the bottom of the non-circular shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventor: Gary Klein
  • Publication number: 20140183859
    Abstract: There is provided a coupling member readily separable from another member even if frozen. A female coupling member has a tubular coupling member fitting portion 22 receiving a male coupling member 14, a recess 22-2 formed on an inner circumferential surface 22-1 of the coupling member fitting portion and having an opening portion 22-4 opening on the inner circumferential surface 22-1 and a bottom portion 22-3, and a plurality of pliable members secured to the bottom portion to extend from the bottom portion to the opening portion so as to be capable of contacting an outer circumferential surface 14-3 of the male coupling member as fitted to the female coupling member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: NITTO KOHKI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazunori AOKI
  • Patent number: 8727231
    Abstract: A sealed microfluidic conduit assembly is fabricated by forming a joint through which a first conduit fluidly communicates with a second conduit, by bringing the first conduit into contact with the second conduit. A layer of malleable material surrounding one or both conduits is compressed against the joint to fluidly seal the joint, by applying a radial force to an outer surface of a jacket surrounding the conduits and malleable layer. The respective compositions and/or sizes of the first conduit and second conduit may be different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: DH Technologies Development Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Steven Edward Hobbs
  • Patent number: 8714599
    Abstract: A sealing microsawtooth ring joint, made between a toothed seating surface and a full plain seated surface by a microsawtooth ring with its tooth crest on the seating surface being a cutting edge whose corner or whose crest angle is about 90°˜120°, with its tooth height Zt being about 10˜20 times the roughness Ra of the seated surface, and with the ratio of its tooth pitch Xs to its tooth height Zt being 20˜500 to ensure that the tight joint has a microcosmic line contact followed by a surface contact or to ensure that the tight joint has both such a line contact as to be able to provide a necessary seating stress locally and such a surface contact as to be able to protect the line contact from being excessively pressed to get blunt or disappeared, can be used either as a pressure-tight joint or as a self-energizing tight joint of any two surfaces such as flats to flats, cones to cones or spheres, spheres to spheres or cones etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Weber-Stephen Products, LLC
    Inventor: Changxiang Xu
  • Publication number: 20140062078
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for connecting pipe sections of a pipe fitting or pipe. The apparatus includes a housing comprising a first and second inlets for receiving a piping section, a first and second O-ring internally disposed within recesses, a first and a second inlet disposed on the housing and configured to open into an interior region of the apparatus, wherein the second inlet may be disposed 180-degrees from the first inlet, and an integrally formed push-fit connection assembly comprising a teeth ring having a plurality of teeth directed generally radially inwardly and generally toward the interior region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Inventor: Eric Weissmann
  • Publication number: 20130341909
    Abstract: A crescent shaped hose end or adapter for interfitting into a crescent shaped opening that is formed in a circular opening of a conduit when another circular hose is present in the circular opening of the conduit. In one embodiment, there is an adapter that has a circular end to be affixed to a discharge drain for an appliance and the other end has a crescent shape cross section for use in a drain conduit having a circular opening and alongside another circular hose the takes up space in the opening. In either case, the crescent shaped cross section enables the device to be inserted through a crescent shaped opening that is formed between a circular hose and the circular opening of a drain conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Edward A. Chilcoat
  • Publication number: 20130300109
    Abstract: The invention is directed to improved containers for pharmaceuticals and any tubing and tubing connectors associated therewith, particularly containers for pharmaceuticals which are irradiated, heated or otherwise subjected to increased pressure. In a preferred embodiment, the invention is directed to an improved container for use in a radioisotope generator, such as a rubidium-82 generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Ernest BALESTRACCI, James A. MELCHORE, JR., Jo Anna MONTEFERRANTE, Irene Kucharewicz ROPIAK, Ernst SCHRAMM, Julius P. ZODDA, Charles QUIRICO
  • Publication number: 20130270819
    Abstract: A fitting has a first end conventional connector and a second end non-conventional connector of a given configuration that is matable only to a counterpart non-conventional connector having a configuration complementary to the given configuration. The body of the fitting has two extending wings that merge with a partition that separates the conventional connector from the body. A label may be mounted about the neck extension of the male connector to convey information to the user. The portion along the fitting between the label and the partition provides a location whereat the user can position his fingers to grasp the fitting. The partition prevents the fingers of the user from coming into contact with and contaminating the conventional connector, while the label, in addition to conveying information to the user, also acts a barrier to prevent contamination of the non-conventional connector by the fingers of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Smiths Medical ASD, Inc.
    Inventors: Chad Amborn, Geoff Clark, Renee Robert
  • Patent number: 8454269
    Abstract: A flood defense or water-retaining device 8 comprises a hollow body of an elastomeric material having formations 30, 34 at opposite ends for sealing engagement with complementary formations on adjoining flood defense devices and having complementary formations 22, 24 on upper and lower sides for sealing engagement with complementary formations on lower and upper sides respectively of any similar devices disposed respectively above and below the first-mentioned device. The device 8 has at least one filling opening 40 through which water can be passed into the interior of the device to fill the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Wata-Wall Ltd.
    Inventors: William Nevil Heaton Johnson, Alan Herd
  • Publication number: 20130135961
    Abstract: To avoid even in rotor-stator dispersion machines with high suction power that the drawn liquid is set into a rotational movement whereby the dispersion performance is impaired, the invention provides transitional elements, such as an intermediate piece, for establishing the connection between a rotor-stator dispersion machine and a container. The rotor-stator dispersion machine comprises a rotor-stator system having at least one toothed ring. The container has a longitudinal axis and an outlet. The intermediate piece has a first opening for the connection with the outlet of the container and a second opening for the connection with the rotor-stator dispersion machine. The intermediate piece comprises a tube line that extends between the first and the second opening and has at least in some sections a longitudinal axis that is inclined relative to the longitudinal axis of the container by an angle ?30 in the range of 0° to 90°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: Axel Wittek
  • Publication number: 20130036547
    Abstract: A system is provided for mounting a mixing valve on a support surface to connect the mixing valve (101) to supply pipes (109, 111) projecting from the support surface. The system includes a mounting plate (103) for securing to the support surface so that the supply pipes (109, 111) pass through openings in the mounting plate (103). Sleeves (159, 161) fit over the projecting ends of the supply pipes (109, 111) for reception in inlets of the mixing valve (101) to thereby compress the sleeves (159, 161) to grip and retain the pipes (109, 111) in the inlets. The mixing valve (101) is releasably secured to the mounting plate (103) allowing the mixing valve (101) to be detached and the sleeves (159, 161) and mounting plate (103) to be removed from the pipes (109, 111).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Nigel Paul Sansum, Richard William Dauncey, Christopher Ian Thompson
  • Patent number: 8257286
    Abstract: A connector apparatus includes first and second mating connectors that can be joined to make a fluid connection. The connectors are constructed to discriminate improper connectors so that no fluid tight connection can be formed with improper connectors. The connector apparatus can be used with a system for compression therapy to prevent deep vein thrombosis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignee: Tyco Healthcare Group LP
    Inventors: Ann Meyer, Malcolm Bock
  • Patent number: 8246087
    Abstract: Coupling members each have a fluid channel having an opening passageway orthogonal to an abutting end face of the coupling member, and a slanting main passageway communicating with the opening passageway. The opening passageway has diameter equal to the inside diameter of a gasket holding annular ridge of the coupling member. A gasket has an inside diameter smaller than the diameter of the opening passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: Fujikin Incorporated
    Inventors: Michio Yamaji, Tsutomu Shinohara, Nobukazu Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20120187676
    Abstract: A pump attachment interface provides a fixed link between a first line in communication with a fluid reservoir, and a second line in communication with a mobile storage tank via a pump of a pump truck. The interface includes an interface body with a sloping surface that supports a fixed conduit such that a lower end of the conduit is at a height that is lower than an upper end of the conduit. The lower end is for coupling to the first line, and the second end is for coupling to the second line. The attachment interface also has a spill containment catch basin over which the second end of the conduit is located so as to catch any spillage from the second line when it is coupled to the conduit. The body can be a concrete block, or be molded plastic filled with sand or water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: Randal K. VanConett
  • Publication number: 20120169041
    Abstract: A fitting connectable to an end portion of a pipe generally includes a housing configured for receiving at least part of the end portion of the pipe into the housing, and an insert member disposed at least partly within the housing. The insert member is configured to be received at least partly within the end portion of the pipe when at least part of the end portion of the pipe is received into the housing. A retention member is movable relative to the housing for selectively connecting the fitting to the end portion of the pipe. The retention member is movable to press at least part of the end portion of the pipe radially against at least part of the insert member to help secure the fitting to the end portion of the pipe when the end portion of the pipe is received into the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: BLAZING PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas A. King, Duane K. Smith, Douglas L. Kirk
  • Publication number: 20120150129
    Abstract: Drug delivery devices having integrated non-luer connectors are described. An exemplary drug delivery device includes a container with a non-luer connector that prevents connection of a standard female luer connector to the container. One or more embodiments pertain to a container with a non-luer connector that prevents the formation of a fluid-tight seal between a standard female luer connector and the container. A non-luer connector for attachment to a container having a non-luer element is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 14, 2012
    Applicant: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Yun Jin, Yongxian Wu, Devesh Mathur
  • Publication number: 20120119488
    Abstract: A pipe joint comprises a pin having a male screw-threaded portion and a box having a complementary screw-threaded portion. The threaded portions of the pin and box inter-engage along the greater part of the axial length of the threaded portions, the male thread extending to a male stop shoulder adjacent a complementary stop shoulder on the other portion. The pin further comprises a radial surface adjacent a corresponding radial surface on the complementary stop shoulder of the box, a curved sealing surface of the radial surface on the pin sealingly engaging a corresponding curved sealing surface on the corresponding radial surface on the complementary stop shoulder. Each of the curved sealing surfaces is so shaped to lie on an arc of a separate ellipse. The parameters of the ellipses are carefully chosen to maximize the strength and robustness of the seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: HSC HIGH SEALED & COUPLED PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Ian Harold Hignett, Katsuo Ueno
  • Publication number: 20120098255
    Abstract: A pipe joint includes a first pipe that includes a first flange and a second pipe that includes a second flange. A first sleeve is installed within the first pipe and a second sleeve is installed within the second pipe. Further, an annular ring is positioned between the flange of the first pipe and the flange of the second pipe. The annular ring includes a first hub that extends into the first pipe and a second hub that extends into the second pipe. Moreover, a first complementary engagement structure is formed between the first sleeve and the first hub of the annular ring. The first complementary engagement structure provides a first seal interface within the pipe joint. A second complementary engagement structure is formed between the second sleeve and the second hub of the annular ring. The second complementary engagement structure provides a second seal interface within the pipe joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicants: Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation France, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Yves STEFANI, Roland Lucotte
  • Patent number: 8156579
    Abstract: A shower arrangement (10) includes a mixer valve assembly (110) and conduit means (120) for the supply of water to the assembly (110). The conduit means (120) includes a conduit casing (2) defining an interior (122), a hot water pipe (3) defining a passage (103) for hot water and a cold water pipe (4) defining a passage (104) for cold water, the hot and cold water pipes (3, 4) being located in the interior (122).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Applied Energy Products Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Boulton Renfrew
  • Publication number: 20120086202
    Abstract: A connecting device for transmitting pressurized fluids to a conduit having a connecting end provided with an engaging profile and wherein the device includes a tubular body having a longitudinal axis and a control member slidable relative to the tubular body and at least one coupling member positioned between the body and the control member and including an engaging profile which is radially movable relative to the axis to engage the engaging profile of the connecting end upon movement of the control member from an unlocked to a locked position and wherein an axial play is provided between the at least one coupling member and the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Applicant: STAUBLI FAVERGES
    Inventors: Alain-Christophe TIBERGHIEN, Christophe DURIEUX
  • Publication number: 20120079997
    Abstract: A water pump adaptor and water pump adaptor kit for adapting a conventional electrical and mechanical water pump to an engine block having at least one rectangular coolant entry port and at least one circular coolant exit port, such as a GM LS engine. A method for installing a water pump adaptor kit to adapt a water pump to an engine having at least one rectangular coolant entry port and at least one circular coolant exit port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventor: David Iwanicki
  • Publication number: 20120074690
    Abstract: A threaded connection includes a pin member comprising a first pin step and a second pin step, and pin wedge threads disposed on each of the first and second pin steps and a box member comprising a first box step and a second box step, and box wedge threads disposed on each of the first and second box steps, wherein an axial separation of the first and second pin steps differs from an axial separation of the first and second box steps.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Applicant: HYDRIL COMPANY
    Inventors: David Llewellyn Mallis, Gary W. Ward
  • Publication number: 20120074692
    Abstract: Ends of separate tubular members used in oil and gas drilling are connected pin-to-pin by a threaded coupling and made leak tight by an internal pressure seal, wherein the male or field end pin of a first tubular member has an integral geometry designed to mate with the female or mill end pin of a second tubular member. Coupling and tubular members possess modified a buttress thread form having a negative load flank angle and a positive stab flank angle. When assembled, coupling connects field end pin of first tubular member with mill end pin of second tubular member, wherein integral geometries of mated pin ends generate the interference necessary to produce a single, metal-to-metal, leak-tight, internal contact pressure seal. An external ball and cylinder contact seal at each end of the coupling provides additional sealing capacity when used in combination with the internal contact pressure seal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: March 29, 2012
    Inventors: Kenneth Darrel Chelette, Wei Tang
  • Publication number: 20120025521
    Abstract: A fluid connector device is provided. The fluid connector device includes a coupling substrate having a conformal recess, a reconnectable fitting disposed in the recess to provide a first passageway, and a force applying element operatively coupled to the reconnectable fitting, or the coupling substrate, or both the reconnectable fitting and the coupling substrate to at least partially provide a sealing force between the reconnectable fitting and the coupling substrate, wherein at least one of the force applying element, the reconnectable fitting, and the coupling substrate comprises one or more degrees of freedom for self alignment of the reconnectable fitting and the conformal recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Marko Klaus Baller, Victor Donald Samper, Christian Rensch
  • Patent number: 8033580
    Abstract: A device (30) for feeding working fluid to an assembly (14) requiring working fluid includes at least one fluid channel (20, 20a-20d) extending from a surface (16a) and at least one screw element (22, 24) capable of being screwed from the surface (16a) into the at least one fluid channel (20, 20a-20d) for feeding working fluid into the fluid channel (20, 20a-20d) or for closing the fluid channel (20, 20a-20d), the at least one fluid channel (20, 20a-20d) having a first section (32) directly adjacent to the surface (16a) with a larger width, a second section (36) with a smaller width and, between the first section (32) and the second section (36), having a first transition region (34) with an annular surface (34a), and the screw element (22, 24) having at least one sealing surface (22c, 24c) capable of being brought into sealing engagement with the annular surface (34a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Rexroth Star GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Dorn, Alfred Haub, Andreas Schupies
  • Publication number: 20110241337
    Abstract: A tubular arrangement including a tubular form having an interconnection configuration on each end with one or more signal conductors disposed within the tubular form. One or more axially operative connector bodies disposed at each end of the tubular form. A coupling at one end of the tubular form capable of bridging the tubular form to another tubular and a method for building a string is included.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Anderson da Silva Amaral
  • Publication number: 20110220700
    Abstract: A system and method for propelling a hose, including: a system housing and a tractor element disposed in the housing. The tractor element includes: a tractor housing with a through-bore; and a protrusion extending into the through-bore. The system includes: a hose assembly including a substantially helical coil disposed about a hose; and an actuator for rotating the tractor housing with respect to the system housing. The tractor element is fixed in the system housing with respect to axial movement; and the hose assembly can be disposed in the through-bore so that the protrusion contacts a portion of the coil. As the tractor housing is rotated in a rotational direction: the protrusion exerts a displacement force on the coil; and the hose assembly reacts to the displacement force by displacing in an axial direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: STONEAGE, INC.
    Inventor: Gerald P. Zink
  • Publication number: 20110163537
    Abstract: The pipe clamp serves to connect a pipe (5) to a connecting piece (2) insertable into one end of the pipe (5). It has a clamping ring (9), which along its periphery possesses an annular portion (10) and a radially outwardly extending ear (11), which ear (11) is compressible by a tool. The clamping ring (9) is mounted in a clamping ring holder (15a, 15b, 15c, 15d). An ear gap cover plate (23a, 23b, 23c, 23d) bridges an annular portion (10) in the region of a gap (12). The ear gap cover plate (23a, 23b, 23c, 23d) is attached to, and in particular moulded onto the clamping ring holder (15a, 15b, 15c, 15d).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicant: GEBERIT INTERNATIONAL AG
    Inventors: Roger BAGGENSTOS, Roman Hausheer, René Huber
  • Patent number: 7942165
    Abstract: A connecting structure for an integration panel and a fluid device in which an excellent sealing property can be held even when substantially no further fastening is performed, and the assembling workability is improved is provided. When an integration panel 1 and a valve 2 are to be communicatingly connected to each other in a sealed state through single circular pipe-like fluid passages 3, 7 by using an annular gasket G, an annular projection 11 and outer and inner tapered peripheral faces 12a, 13a are formed in first and second fluid supply/discharge port portions 1A, 2A, and the gasket G is configured by a fluororesin having a pair of annular grooves 51, 51 and tapered peripheral faces 52a, 53a. The integration panel 1 and the valve 2 are attracted to each other, thereby configuring a joined state where a sealing portion S1 is formed by fitting the annular projection 11 to the annular groove 51 to press contact the tapered peripheral faces 12a, 13a, 52a, 53a with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Nippon Pillar Packing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masayoshi Katsura
  • Publication number: 20110109082
    Abstract: A tool for joining a coupling element, such as a flange to a pipe, wherein the coupling element surrounds the pipe and has grooves facing the pipe to receive a corresponding plurality of beads provided on the pipe. The tool has a plurality of axially separated, radially movable segments. Each segment has a plurality of circle sector formed ridges. The plurality of segments thereby provides circumferentially extending ridges that are capable of deforming a pipe wall by a first pressing action on the inside wall of the pipe to create on the outside of the pipe circumferential beads in the pipe wall and to cause these beads to extend into corresponding grooves in the coupling element. The segments also have circumferentially extending portions located adjacent and between the ridges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: QUICKFLANGE, AS
    Inventor: Hilberg KAROLIUSSEN
  • Publication number: 20110107541
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hydraulic connector, particularly for a motor vehicle windscreen wiper system. The connector is designed to be mounted on a wiper blade fitted with a perforated pipe carrying cleaning and de-icing fluid, and comprises at least one inlet coupling suitable for connection to a fluid feed, and at least one distributor provided with at least one outlet coupling designed to be connected to the perforated pipe. The connector also includes at least one internal path for carrying the fluid from the inlet coupling to the distributor. Thus, by means of the presence of the internal path through the connector, the inlet coupling can be positioned at various locations on the connector, without feeding directly into the distributor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Publication date: May 12, 2011
    Applicant: VALEO SYSTEMES D'ESSUYAGE
    Inventors: Gerald Caillot, Jean-Michel Jarasson, Vincent Izabel
  • Publication number: 20110095527
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel pipe connection device for connecting pipes using two or more combined synthetic resin moldings, and a pipe structure. The pipe connection device includes a base member constituted by a polyhedron, at least two surfaces thereof each being formed with a projecting portion, and a connection member that is inserted into a part of a tubular pipe and connected to the base member. The base member is constructed by combining the two or more synthetic resin moldings, each formed with a part of the projecting portion, and the connection member is externally fitted to the projecting portion such that the two or more synthetic resin moldings are fixed in a combined state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventor: Tatsuki Miyoshi