Quick Release Patents (Class 285/33)
  • Patent number: 10473090
    Abstract: A drive assembly for providing a driving force includes: a first track declined in a first direction through a first declination; a second track, extending in a second direction and arranged to pivot with respect to the first track between a first position in which the track is substantially horizontal and a second position in which the second track is declined in the second direction through a second declination; and a shaft connected to a flywheel and. A first vehicle is arranged to travel along the first track between a first drive location and a first idle location to drive the shaft in a first direction and to cause a second vehicle to travel along the second track between a second idle location and a second drive location; and, the second vehicle is arranged to travel along the second track from the second drive location to the second idle location to cause the shaft to rotate in a second direction and to cause the first vehicle to travel from the first idle location to the first drive location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Alexander Fothergill
  • Patent number: 10330220
    Abstract: An edge protection bushing 106 with integrated clamp 208 is disclosed. The bushing 106 includes a tail end 202 for attachment to a heat protection tube and a head end 206 for accepting a cable protection hose. A clamp 208 is positioned adjacent the head end 206 and held in place by one or more breakable tabs 214 designed to break when pressure is applied to push the clamp 208 towards the head end 206. As the clamp 208 is pressed towards the head end 206, a locking mechanism 210, 212 secures the clamp 208 in place to secure the cable protection hose between the clamp 208 and the head end 206.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NOVELIS INC.
    Inventor: Christian Mueller
  • Patent number: 10281252
    Abstract: A system and method for shedding redundant launcher tank mass, comprising progressing means, and cutting means configured to cut redundant propellant tank wall, the system configured to progress inside the tank, along the tank wall in an initially predetermined rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Haim Korach
  • Patent number: 10151695
    Abstract: An optical assurance cap, having a body including a through-bore, a first section having a first light absorption coefficient, a second section having a second light absorption coefficient, and a third section having a third light absorption coefficient, operatively arranged between the first section and the second section, wherein the first and second light absorption coefficients form a first combined light absorption coefficient, and the first, second, and third light absorption coefficients form a second combined light absorption coefficient, the first combined light absorption coefficient being less than the second combined light absorption coefficient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Oetiker NY, Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley C. Fremont
  • Patent number: 10143827
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for optically reading a setting of an implantable valve. The valve includes optical emitters that are wirelessly powered by a valve reading tool that images the emitted light to determine the valve setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES SWITZERLAND SÀRL
    Inventor: Steven Bittenson
  • Patent number: 9803633
    Abstract: An air compressor includes an air storage unit defining a first chamber and a cylinder containing a piston body. The top wall of the cylinder is formed with a tubular projection defining a bore to serve as a second pressure chamber. When the piston head of the piston body is almost in contact with the top wall of the cylinder, part of the compressed air can enter the second pressure chamber, so that the piston body can conduct reciprocation motion more smoothly. Furthermore, the cylinder has an open bottom that is divided into two halves according to a central vertical line of the cylinder, wherein one half of the open bottom is horizontal while the other half of the open bottom is slanted. When the piston body is at BDC, the piston head will be entirely within the cylinder and thus keep gas-tight with the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Wen-San Chou
  • Publication number: 20150145240
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a quick connector with a lock connection. The quick connector includes a quick connector body and a mating component on of which having, in one aspect, an external spacing recess. The component has a step bore extending from a first end. A seal member is mounted on the step surface for sealing connection to a tubular component inserted through the quick connector body into the bore end component. Material is displaced from the component into the body or from the body into the component to mechanically lock and fluidically seal the body in the first component. In another aspect, one or more roll pins are inserted through aligned openings in the first component in the body. The roll pin expands to form an interference connection between the body and the component. In another aspect, a projection formed on one of a component in the body are used to projection weld the body to the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Jiffy-tite Company
    Inventors: James Anthony Kujawski, Bradley Chester Fremont
  • Publication number: 20150115595
    Abstract: A coupling unit is disclosed which includes a sleeve opening that extends in the longitudinal direction and into which at least one medium-conveying plug element can be at least partially inserted, A support sleeve includes at least one circumferential pocket on an inner side that faces a plug element and defines the sleeve opening transverse to the longitudinal direction. A sliding element is arranged in the pocket and movably transferred from a release position into a coupling position during the insertion of the plug element. A sealing element is arranged between the sliding element and the pocket of the support sleeve in the release position and pre-stressed in the direction of the plug element. The sealing element is released by the sliding element in the coupling position in order to close and seal a potential gap formed between the support sleeve and the plug element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Mueller
  • Patent number: 9016321
    Abstract: The invention is a deployable culvert plug system having an elongated handle assembly with a hollow conduit, a distal end with a junction block in fluid communication with the conduit and a hinge assembly having a handle mounting plate, and a proximal end having a handle and a gas control valve for retaining a removable gas cylinder containing a pressurized gas. The gas control valve has valve trigger which selectively applies pressurized gas to the conduit. A bladder assembly having a bladder mounting plate is removably connected to the handle mounting plate, a bladder is attached to the bladder mounting plate, a check valve assembly allows pressurized gas to enter the bladder, and a hose selectively connects the check valve assembly to the junction block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Jim Champlone
  • Publication number: 20150076810
    Abstract: A connector system includes a plug portion and a receiving portion. The plug portion includes a resilient retention portion at the forward end of the plug portion, a sealing member distal from the retention portion, an orientation plate rigidly connected to the plug portion, wherein the orientation plate has a frontal profile including one or more straight edges. The receiving portion includes, a hole through the receiving portion, wherein the hole has a diameter smaller than a largest diameter of the resilient retention portion, a shoulder on one side of the receiving portion that cooperates with the retention portion to fix the axial position of the plug portion in the receiving portion, a recess on the opposite side of the receiving portion, wherein the recess has a frontal shape similar to the frontal profile of the orientation plate, wherein the orientation plate fits within the recess to fix the rotational orientation of the plug portion with respect to the receiving portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: PACCAR Inc
    Inventors: Richard Tran, Adrian Murias
  • Publication number: 20150040337
    Abstract: The invention relates to an end piece (11) of a windshield wiper comprising at least one wiper blade (1). Said end piece (11) has a first part (12) and a second part (13) which are connected to each other by a removable attachment means, and a blocking means (28) for preventing the wiper blade (1) from moving relative to the end piece (11), said blocking means (28) comprising a securing device (33) and an actuating element (51). The securing device (33) is designed to pinch the wiper blade (1) and is subject to a force exerted by the actuating element (51). The end piece is for use in motor vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2012
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: VALEO SYSTÈMES D'ESSUYAGE
    Inventor: Philippe Espinasse
  • Publication number: 20150021900
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a quick connector comprising a first part and a second part. The first part forms a seal with the second part via a first sealing surface on the first part and a second sealing surface on the second part. The first part comprises an outer connector comprising a first through channel, and an inner connector comprising a second through channel in fluid communication with the first through channel. The second part comprises a housing comprising a housing end opposite the second sealing surface, and a third through channel that extends between the second sealing surface and the housing end. The inner connector of the first part protrudes a predetermined distance into the third through channel. The quick connector further comprises a conduit attached to the inner connector and extending through and out from the third through channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Kristian LOWHAGEN, Hanna PERSSON, Kjell HAVELL
  • Publication number: 20150014987
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a multifunction pump with quick connector, comprising a pump body (1), inlet pipe (2), outlet pipe (3), a piston rod (4), the said piston rod (4) was installed in a cavity of the pump body (1), one end of the pump body (1) provided with the inlet pipe (2) and the other end provided with the outlet pipe (3), characterized in that: a quick connector was installed among the inlet pipe (2), the outlet pipe (3) and a hose, the front end of the said quick connector is linked to a seal ring (6) and is fixed inside of the inlet pipe (2) and the outlet pipe (3). It is able to be fixed automatically after the hose was plugged into the pipes, which is of sealing good, convenient disassembling, safety, stable and high reliability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Jianyong Yu
  • Publication number: 20140312609
    Abstract: A connecting device for connecting a fluid sensor to a channel module has a locking device that can secure the fluid sensor on the channel module, a closure device that can allow the flow of a fluid conducted in the channel module from the channel module to the fluid sensor, and an actuating means, the actuating means actuating the locking device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: BUERKERT WERKE GMBH
    Inventors: Johannes Dierks, Florian Fischer
  • Patent number: 8800962
    Abstract: A valve assembly is provided. The valve assembly includes a valve housing and a harbor provided at a lower portion of the valve housing. The valve housing has an internal bore for receiving a valve control cartridge, and the harbor has a first recess suitable for receiving a water supply tube, and a second recess suitable for receiving a second water tube, wherein the harbor also has a slot. The valve assembly further includes the water supply tube mounted in the first recess, the second water tube mounted in the second recess, and a retainer clip positioned in the slot with that clip simultaneously engaging both tubes. The retainer clip comprises a first leg and a second leg connected by a waist to define there between a retaining area, and at least the first leg has formed thereon a notch adjacent a heel of the leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: David H. Ritter, Chad J. Cochart, Douglas J. Brouwer, Christopher M. Shay, Brian S. Core, Michael W. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140217719
    Abstract: A fluid flow connector including a housing assembly, having a first end and a second end arranged along a common longitudinal axis, and a resilient fluid flow conduit member having a forward end, disposed alongside the first end of the housing assembly, formed with a selectably closable slit and with at least one side opening. The resilient fluid flow conduit member is positioned in a closed position wherein the slit is closed but the at least one side opening is open and in an open position, allowing the slit to open and leaving the at least one side opening open, whereby when the resilient fluid flow conduit member is in the open position, the selectably closable slit and the at least one side opening each provide a fluid flow pathway between an interior of the resilient fluid flow conduit member and the first end of the housing assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: ELCAM MEDICAL AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION
    Inventors: Ziv NAFTALOVITZ, Amit SHLEZINGER, Tsachi SHAKED, Avi YOGEV, Tomer GIL
  • Patent number: 8758876
    Abstract: A coating which provides corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and, optionally, lubrication, for deposition on a threaded article is disclosed. The coating comprises a polymer matrix, such as a polyimide, which is modified with small amounts of a fluorine containing polymer modifier, as well as other compounds or additives to improve performance of the coating. Additionally, the coating can further comprise a solid lubricant or an anticorrosion compound dispersed within the polymer matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Tenaris Connections Limited
    Inventors: Gabriel Eduardo Carcagno, Klaus Endres
  • Patent number: 8757670
    Abstract: A pipe connector constructed in the interior of a joint pipe. In the pipe connector, an O-ring made of a flexible rubber, a stop ring which is in tight contact with and supports the outer circumference of the pipe inserted into the joint pipe, and an elastic stopper are installed in sequence such that the pipe connector can be pressed and fixed to the outer circumference of the pipe, which is inserted into and connected to the joint pipe, in order to provide air tightness and water tightness to the pipe. Consequently, the pipe is inserted into the joint pipe with one touch without being detached or dislodged, is coupled such that water tightness can be maintained, and is separated by pressure in the direction in which the pipe proceeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Lucky Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jong Hwan Kim
  • Publication number: 20140138095
    Abstract: The device of the present disclosure comprises a holder (80) fixed to the first element and a connection element (82) borne by the holder (80). The connection element (82) is intended to engage on the second element (24). It is mounted with radial mobility in relation to the holder (80) between a separated placement configuration and a contracted configuration for holding the connection elements (82) on the second element (24). The or each connection element (82) comprises a self-locking system (100) and a mobile catching member (102), the catching member (102) being mounted with the ability to move in the self-locking system (100). The fixing device (22) comprises an actuator (104) for moving the catching member (102) in the self-locking system (100) between a deployed position and a position in which it is retracted in the self-locking system (100).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Inventors: Frederick Vergne, Sylvain Routeau
  • Patent number: 8727384
    Abstract: A coupler for coupling a first fluid delivery device to a second fluid delivery device includes a base adapted for mounting at one of the opening of first fluid delivery device, a locking member coupled to the base about the base's longitudinal axis, with the locking member being movable along the base along the base's longitudinal axis between a locking position and an unlocking position. A connector member having a body adapted for releasably mounting at one of the openings of the second fluid delivery device is releasably engageable with the locking member and with the base wherein the fluid flow passageways of the base and the connector member are in fluidic communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Elkhart Brass Manufacturing Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle Alden Stoops
  • Publication number: 20140125051
    Abstract: Quick connector coupling having a connector body to receive a male member with a radial upset comprised of two separate, interconnected components, a head element and a sealing element which define a through-hole from a male member entry port at the end of the head element axially to an exit port at the end of the sealing element. A retainer for releasably securing the male member to the connector body is ring-shaped, and encircles the connector body head element. It includes at least one retainer element, which reaches through a window in the head element and interacts with the radial upset of the male member to secure the male member in the connector body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: TI Automotive (Fuldabruck) GmbH
    Inventors: Iris Barthel, Alexander Bol, Kay Bube, Hans Jensen, Rick Pepe
  • Publication number: 20140103637
    Abstract: A coupler (for coupling a plug with a gas supply) may include a body having a first through hole and a second through hole. The coupler may further include a ring having a first cavity and a second cavity. The first cavity may be pneumatically disconnected from the second through hole when the ring is disposed at a first position with respect to the body. The first cavity may be pneumatically connected to both the first through hole and the second through hole when the ring is disposed at a second position with respect to the body. The second cavity may be pneumatically connected to the second through hole when the ring is disposed at the first position with respect to the body. The second cavity may be pneumatically disconnected from the second through hole when the ring is disposed at the second position with respect to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Benjamin Harrison Yates, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140077489
    Abstract: An adjustable connector system for use in an appliance is provided, wherein the adjustable connector system includes a channel disposed on a surface of the appliance, an access aperture defined by a surface adjacent the channel, and a utility enabled connector at least partially received in the channel, and extending from the access aperture, wherein the utility enabled connector includes an elongated member configured to at least partially extend along the channel, and extend from the access aperture, and an interface adapted to supply at least one utility to a modular appliance configured to be removably attached to one of a plurality of removable attachment locations on the appliance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: PAUL B. ALLARD, DOUGLAS D. LECLEAR, KAREN J. QUERFURTH, ANDREW M. TENBARGE, JOHN J. VONDERHAAR, MICHELE WILCOX
  • Patent number: 8672364
    Abstract: A quick disconnect device for connecting a sprayer tank to a portable pump assembly has a tubular body with an internal passageway for conveying gas between the sprayer tank and the portable pump assembly. A first plunger member is mounted within the internal passageway of that device for moving reciprocally between the sprayer tank and the portable pump assembly. A second plunger member, mounted within the internal passageway, moves reciprocally between the sprayer tank and the portable pump assembly. A first resilient member urges the first plunger member away from the sprayer tank to prevent gas from flowing into the sprayer tank. A second resilient member urges the second plunger member toward the sprayer tank to prevent gas from flowing out of the sprayer tank. The first plunger member moves toward the sprayer tank to overcome the spring constant of the first resilient member to direct gas from the portable pump assembly into the sprayer tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Forefront Product Design, LLC
    Inventors: Phillip B. Schrum, Mark A. Verosky, David J. Krygowski
  • Publication number: 20140054883
    Abstract: A fluid connector assembly is disclosed. The fluid connector assembly includes a body portion, a plug portion located on the body portion, the plug portion comprising a fluid path, a tubing, a first end of the tubing fluidly connected to the plug fluid path, a catch feature located on a first end of the body portion and configured to interact with a reservoir, and a latching feature located on a second end of the body portion, the latching feature configured to interact and lock onto the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Applicant: DEKA Products Limited Partnership
    Inventors: RICHARD J. LANIGAN, GREGORY R. LANIER, JR., KEVIN L. GRANT, DEAN KAMEN, LISA A. PANNETON, BRIGHT C.K. FOO, STEPHEN L. FISCHERA, THOMAS F. SOLDAU, DAVID D.B. CANNAN
  • Publication number: 20140001745
    Abstract: A method of manipulating a quick connect/disconnect system includes connecting a first coupling portion of a first connecting member to a fluid conductor and inserting a second coupling portion of the first connecting member within a third coupling portion of a second connecting member. The method further includes inserting the third coupling portion within a ring assembly which is rotatably coupled to the first coupling portion and engaging a mating feature on an external surface of the third coupling portion with a mating feature on an internal surface of the ring assembly. The method also includes rotating the ring assembly about the third coupling portion while the first mating portion is engaged with the second mating portion; and forcing the second coupling portion to move further within the third coupling portion by rotation of the ring assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Charles A. Lehmann, Lawrence P. Heren, Robert R. Brimble
  • Publication number: 20130341905
    Abstract: A quick connect/disconnect system male component includes a first body and a ring assembly. The first body defines a fluid channel therethrough. The first body includes a first coupling portion at a first end portion and a second coupling portion at a second end portion. The first coupling portion is configured to couple with a fluid conduit and the second coupling portion configured to couple with a female quick connect/disconnect system component. The ring assembly is supported by the first body. The ring assembly extends about the second coupling portion and includes a first mating feature on an internal surface of the ring assembly configured to rotatably engage a second mating feature on an external surface of the female quick connect/disconnect system component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Charles A. Lehmann, Lawrence P. Heren, Robert R. Brimble
  • Publication number: 20130341906
    Abstract: A method of manipulating a quick connect/disconnect system includes connecting a first coupling portion of a first connecting member to a fluid conductor, inserting a second coupling portion of the first connecting member within a third coupling portion of a second connecting member and inserting the third coupling portion within a ring assembly which is fixedly positioned with respect to the first coupling portion. The method further includes engaging a mating feature on an external surface of the third coupling portion with a mating feature on an internal surface of the ring assembly, rotating the ring assembly about the third coupling portion while the first mating feature is engaged with the second mating feature, and forcing the second coupling portion to move further within the third coupling portion by rotation of the ring assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Charles A. Lehmann, Lawrence P. Heren, Robert R. Brimble
  • Publication number: 20130341904
    Abstract: A quick connect/disconnect system includes a first component and a second component. The first component includes a tube coupling portion. The second component defines a channel configured to receive the tube coupling portion. The channel opens to a first end portion of the second component. The second component further includes a first resilient seal positioned within the channel adjacent to the first end portion and sized to sealingly engage the tube coupling portion, a second resilient seal positioned within the channel and spaced apart from the first resilient seal, the second resilient seal sized to sealingly engage the tube coupling portion, and an annular expansion area located between the first resilient seal and the second resilient seal and in fluid communication with the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventors: Charles A. Lehmann, Lawrence P. Heren, Robert R. Brimble, Timothy J. Orow
  • Publication number: 20130331022
    Abstract: A fluid conditioning assembly includes a fluid conditioning device defining a passage and having a first end and a second end. A control element is supported within the passage. At least the first end includes an integral radially outwardly directed flange. The integral radially outwardly directed flange is configured to be operatively and releasably coupled to a first radially outwardly directed flange of a first duct section. A technician may release the fluid conditioning device from the first duct section to remove the fluid conditioning device from the ventilation duct system for accessing the control element of the fluid conditioning device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Langdon Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph P. Sandman, Michael N. Sandman
  • Publication number: 20130324028
    Abstract: A damper access assembly includes an adapter and a removable damper access duct section for use in a ventilation duct system to access a damper. The adapter includes a radially outwardly directed flange. Each of the ends of the damper access duct section includes a radially outwardly directed flange. The flange of the adapter is configured to be operatively and releasably coupled to one of the flanges of the damper access duct section. The other second flange at the other end of the damper access duct section is configured to be operatively and releasably coupled to the ductwork. A technician may release the damper access duct section from the adapter and from the ductwork and remove the damper access duct section to access the damper. The damper access assembly may include one or more clamps that cooperate with the flanges of the adapter and the removable access duct section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: LANGDON INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Joseph P. Sandman, Michael N. Sandman
  • Publication number: 20130313818
    Abstract: A refueling coupling has an annular fitting having a bore, bayonet lugs and slots suiting it for connection to a pressure filling nozzle. A dry-break member is provided within the annular fitting, normally sealing to it with the aid of an O-ring seal. When the pressure filling nozzle is fitted, the dry-break member is depressed allowing fuel to flow. The dry-break member has a central aperture, normally closed by a side pivoted flap. The pivot is at a pin carried in lugs on the underside of a central disc having the aperture. The flap has a finger projecting between the lugs and having the pin passing through it. A spring is carried on the pin and normally biases the flap into its closed position parallel with the disc. An O-ring is carried on the flap whereby should unusual forces displace fuel against the flap it does not leak.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventor: Leigh Maxwell Remfry
  • Publication number: 20130285367
    Abstract: A pipe quick release structure includes a first pipe having at least one guiding element formed on an outer periphery of the first pipe, a second pipe having at least one axial trough defined to correspond to and movably and selectively receive therein the at least one guiding element of the first pipe and a joint securely received in the second pipe and having at least one axial ledge formed on an outer periphery thereof to be movably received in the at least one axial trough of the second pipe, at least one second axial trough defined to receive therein the at least one guiding element of the first pipe and at least one recess defined to communicate with the at least one second axial trough to selectively position the at least one guiding element of the first pipe so as to selectively secure connection of the first pipe to the second pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: XIAMEN RUNNER INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Feng Lin
  • Patent number: 8567209
    Abstract: A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator includes a body defining a storage space; a door selectively shielding the storage space; a container connecting part disposed in the storage space or the door; a water supply container separably coupled to the container connecting part, the water supply container including an opening for injecting water; an ice making device for making ice using the water supplied from the water supply container; a water supply passage fluidly connecting the water supply container to the ice making device, the water supply passage extending in an inside direction of the water supply container; and a pump connected to the water supply passage to supply the water within the water supply container into the ice making device. According to the refrigerator, installation cost is reduced, and quality and reliability are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sung Kyoung Kim
  • Publication number: 20130192009
    Abstract: A device for coupling a cleaning implement to a floor cleaning machine. The coupling device includes a channel to slidably receive a portion of the cleaning implement to install and remove the cleaning implement, and one of a projection and a recess to releasably couple with the other of a recess and a projection on the cleaning implement when the portion of the cleaning implement is received within the channel. The portion of the cleaning implement is slidable within the channel free of engagement between the projection and the recess, and the cleaning implement is slidable to and from a position along the channel in which the projection and the recess are substantially aligned with one another. The cleaning implement is further movable while in the position to and from a state in which the projection and the recess are engaged with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: DIVERSEY, INC.
    Inventor: Diversey, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8434318
    Abstract: A refrigerator is provided. The refrigerator includes a body defining a storage space; a door selectively shielding the storage space; a container connecting part disposed in the storage space or the door; a water supply container separably coupled to the container connecting part, the water supply container including an opening for injecting water; an ice making device for making ice using the water supplied from the water supply container; a water supply passage fluidly connecting the water supply container to the ice making device, the water supply passage extending in an inside direction of the water supply container; and a pump connected to the water supply passage to supply the water within the water supply container into the ice making device. According to the refrigerator, installation cost is reduced, and quality and reliability are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Sung Kyoung Kim
  • Publication number: 20130081661
    Abstract: Keg washers and locking mechanisms for keg washers are disclosed. The keg washers may include a base assembly, a cleaning head, a head mechanism, and a locking mechanism configured to secure the keg to the base assembly. The locking mechanism may include a holder mechanism and a neck holder fixedly mounted to the holder mechanism. The neck holder may include a first opening and a second opening. The holder mechanism may be configured, when the cleaning head is moved from a retracted position toward an extended position, to move the neck holder from a first position in which a first neck portion of a keg is received in the first opening but a second neck portion is not received in the second opening, to a second position in which the first neck portion is received in the first opening and the second neck portion is received in the second opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: GLOBAL STAINLESS SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Global Stainless Systems, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130049351
    Abstract: A water outflow device includes a joint and an outflow component. The joint includes a connector, sleeve, plunger, and a spring. The connector having a through hole is threaded to a house pipe and a threaded port of the sleeve respectively. The sleeve has a connection port on an opposite end against the threaded port. The plunger is movable between a close position and an open position so as to link or isolate the through hole of the connector and the connection port of the sleeve. The spring arranged inside the connector serves to push the plunger to maintain the plunger in the close position. The outflow component has a buckle portion, seal portion, and a push portion. The buckle portion is separably arranged to the connection port of the sleeve. The seal portion is extending from the buckle portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: MING HUNG CHEN
  • Patent number: 8318010
    Abstract: A chromatography column and method for use in a liquid chromatography process includes a telescoping chromatography and piston tubes, with the piston tube having a porous layer partially obstructing flow therethrough. A chromatography clamp is selectively movable between open and closed positions, and configured to extend substantially 360 degrees about the periphery of the chromatography tube when closed. The chromatography clamp is configured to releasably maintain the chromatography tube and piston tube in fluid communication with one another. In particular embodiments, the chromatography clamp includes a ledge extending at an oblique angle relative to the transverse direction, which is configured to cam the clamp towards the closed position upon application of greater than atmospheric pressure within the chromatography column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Inventor: E. Daniel Yukon
  • Patent number: 8297944
    Abstract: An air compressing device includes a piston slidably engaged in a cylinder housing and driven by a motor to generate a pressurized air, the cylinder housing includes an outlet tube, and an outlet port extended from the outlet tube, and an anchor plate extended from the outlet port, and a facility includes a coupler for engaging with the outlet port and the anchor plate and for quickly and detachably securing the coupler and the facility to the outlet port of the outlet tube and for allowing the pressurized air to be supplied to the facility. The facility is selected from a hose, a relief valve, a pressure gauge, or a cover, and the coupler includes a C-shaped structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Inventor: Wen San Chou
  • Publication number: 20120049508
    Abstract: A hose connection structure is provided for an air mattress and includes a casing, a plurality of pipe fitting units, a retention board and a resilient buckle. The plurality of pipe fitting units is first jointed together to form an assembly, which is then combined with the retention board and the resilient buckle to then mount inside the casing. The pipe fitting units each comprise a plurality of pipe fittings each having a rear end coupled to an air hose extending to an air mattress. A projection formed on the retention board and a barb formed on the resilient buckle are then put into engagement with a connector of an air pump so as to realize connection of multiple hoses and loosening resistance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: CAREMED SUPPLY INC.
    Inventor: Ching-Fong Liu
  • Patent number: 8118528
    Abstract: A field replaceable wing nut having an arcuate body and an arcuate insert is disclosed. The wing nut is designed to replace an existing wing nut which has deformed or non-useable lugs on a hammer union connection. The wing nut has accurate alignment of the mounting threads using an alignment attachment device. Replacing the wing nut in the field does not require any special equipment or training. Each wing nut is designed for a particular pipe diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services Inc.
    Inventor: Lawrence Herndon
  • Publication number: 20110298208
    Abstract: A quick connect coupler for use with a glass container molding machine is provided, for coupling a mold member to a mold moving member. The coupler includes a first coupler member that is configured to be coupled to one of the mold member and the mold moving member, and a second coupling member. The second coupling member is configured for being coupled to the other of the mold member and the mold moving member. The first coupler member includes a first coupler body and at least one grip member movable relative to the first coupler body between a second coupler engaging position and a second coupler release position. A non-threaded grip engaging member is movable between a grip engaging position wherein the grip engaging member holds the grip member in a second coupler engaging position and a grip releasing position in which the grip engaging member permits the grip member to move to the second coupler release position. The second coupler is selectively engageable with the first coupler member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventor: Keith Covert
  • Patent number: 8070188
    Abstract: A quick-connecting coupler for connecting hoses, connectors together or to a faucet or other water accessories that allows ease of use by anyone, including the elderly, the infirm, and those suffering from disabilities. The quick-connecting coupler has a first male-end and a second female end. The second female end is provided with of spaced-apart through-slots or opening for receiving therethrough a pair of forks or leg-sections of a yoke. Each of the pair of forks or leg-sections is provided with at least one interior-facing linear thread or rib for engaging with the male threads of the mating male end of another hose, or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: Gerald Cronley
  • Publication number: 20110272935
    Abstract: A quick-coupling device (1) for circuits for circulation of fluids under pressure comprising a socket (2) and a fitting element (3) that can be housed in the socket, the socket (2) including an outer body (5) defining at least part of a first channel (2d) and comprising an annular cavity (5a) opening on the first channel (2d), a substantially annular constraint element (4) at least partly housed in the annular cavity (5a) and movable therein, and including a plurality of constraint sectors (7) made up of circular sectors of the constraint element (4), adapted to be mutually moved in a radial direction and defining a release position at which the constraint element (4) is retracted into the annular cavity (5a) so as to enable movement of the fitting element (3) relative to the socket (2), and a tightening position at which the constraint element (4) secures the fitting element (3) to the socket (2), an extractor (6) partly housed in the outer body (5) and movable along the central axis (2a) relative to the out
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventor: Orazio Confalonieri
  • Publication number: 20110272936
    Abstract: An adapter for use with a quick connect coupling mechanism including a male member and a female member comprises a shroud, a base, and a trigger element. The shroud may be tubular in shape and may be placed on an outer sleeve of the female member. The base may be coupled to the rear edge of the shroud, extending rearward therefrom and may maintain linear motion of the adapter during usage. The trigger element may be coupled to the shroud and the base and may extend outward therefrom. The trigger element may include an arcuate forward wall that is configured to receive a finger of a user and to be pulled rearward during retraction of the outer sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Applicant: VEKTEK, INC.
    Inventor: Theron Tanner Mayhew
  • Publication number: 20110233922
    Abstract: A coupler and plug system for air line uses which identifies properly mating components by the colors of the components. The coupler of the system includes a sleeve which is made in a chosen color. The plug of the system is made in the same color as the sleeve of the coupler. The plug and coupler sleeve may be anodized aluminum dyed in the same color. By choosing a plug which is of a matching color to the sleeve of a coupler, the user will choose a plug which properly mates with the coupler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Applicant: WEEMS INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Richard T. Schindel
  • Publication number: 20110233921
    Abstract: A conduit structure provided with a rotation coupling comprises a first hose part (1) with a first coupling part (4) at an end thereof, and furthermore a second coupling part (5) at an end of a further part (6, 15; 2, 4, 19). The first coupling part can be inserted into the second coupling part and the coupling parts are provided with a separate sealing element (9) as well as with locking means (17, 18), such that the first and the second coupling part are rotatably but non-slidably coupled. The first hose part (1) extends through and some distance beyond the first coupling part (4) and in the coupled condition the sealing element (9) seals the space between the portion of the first hose part that extends beyond the first coupling part and the second coupling part (5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Niels Theodoor Peteri
  • Publication number: 20110227332
    Abstract: The subject of the present invention is a pump-hydrant quick-connector (1) possessing an inflow/outflow conduit (2) terminating with a sealing flange (3) made in the form of a symmetrical funnel (6) widened at one end, and a compression pipe (5) possessing a guiding element (7), which determines the essentially co-axial positioning of the compression pipe (5) with a sealing piston (4), upon its connection to and disconnection from the interior surface of the symmetrical funnel (6) of the sealing flange (3). A subject of the present invention is also a pump station containing the pump-hydrant quick-link (1), which is connected directly to the side wall of the tank (36).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2008
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventor: Miroslaw Szuster
  • Publication number: 20110163532
    Abstract: A fire engine hose connector system and a method for using the system are reported. The system allows for rapid connection between the fire hose and the fire engine, and more importantly the system enables even more rapid disconnection. The fire engine and fire fighting personnel may make a rapid escape form an overtaking wildfire. The ability to rapidly disconnect and escape from the fire scene allows the fire engine and personnel to access hydrant supplies that would otherwise not be available due to safety procedures that preclude connection when the long disconnect time requirements of prior art connectors place the escape of the fire engine and personnel at risk in a rapidly moving fire.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2011
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventor: Eric Topacio