Interlocked Or Overlapped Patents (Class 285/330)
  • Patent number: 11901599
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a waveguide assembly includes a first waveguide portion having a first end, a second end, and a first waveguide channel extending between the first end and the second end, and a second waveguide portion having a first end, a second end, and a second waveguide channel extending between the first end and the second end, wherein the first waveguide portion and the second waveguide portion are configured to connect such that the first waveguide channel and the second waveguide channel form a combined channel, wherein the combined channel includes a gap interface between the first waveguide channel and the second waveguide channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Space Exploration Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Anders Jensen, Samuel T. Reineman, Robert D. Giglio
  • Patent number: 11821269
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein include a downhole well tool having an electromechanical joint configured to connect to a downhole well tool component within a wellbore of an oil and gas well system. The electromechanical joint is configured to rotate to facilitate connection of the electromechanical joint to the downhole well tool component. For example, the electromechanical joint includes a main body portion, a rotating ring configured to rotate relative to the main body portion to facilitate connection of the electromechanical joint to the downhole well tool component, and a sealed electrical connection configured to couple with a mating electrical connection of the downhole well tool component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventor: Mark Callister Oettli
  • Patent number: 11761570
    Abstract: A coupler, adapted for being assembled and connected with a water sprayer, includes a sleeve and a coupling member adapted for being assembled and connected with the water sprayer. The coupling member and the sleeve are sleeved with each other and respectively have a first corresponding end and a second corresponding end which correspond to each other. The first corresponding end and the second corresponding end are adapted to be engaged with each other, so that the sleeve and the coupling member are capable of being mutually locked and into a non-rotatable state through the engagement and rotation meshing operation. The sleeve can be disengaged with the coupling member through axially moving the sleeve so that the sleeve is allowed to be axially rotatable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: YUAN MEI CORP.
    Inventor: Wei-Kai Huang
  • Patent number: 11732821
    Abstract: Protection apparatus for a flexible elongate member. The apparatus comprises a plurality of protection members 10. Each protection member 10 defines an opening 22 through which a flexible elongate member can extend. Each protection member 10 is interconnectable end to end with other such protection members 10 to provide protection along the length of an elongate member. Each protection member 10 comprises two parts 12 which are mountable together to define the opening 22 through which an elongate member can extend. The two parts 12 together form a female formation 18 at one end, and a male formation 20 at the other end, such that the female formation 18 can receive a male formation 20 on an adjacent protection member 10 to interconnect the adjacent projection members 10. The female and male formations 18, 20 are configured to permit a predetermined amount of relative pivotal movement between adjacent protection members 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Inventors: Mary Louise Nicoli Muschamp, Martin Steven Harrop
  • Patent number: 11644629
    Abstract: A waveguide connecting structure includes an inserting waveguide having an inserting conduit line and a flange extending outwardly in a conduit radial-direction, and a receiving waveguide having a receiving conduit line, a receiving structure into which the inserting waveguide is inserted, and stub grooves disposed on both sides of the receiving conduit line outwardly in the direction. The receiving structure has a receiving end face extending in the radial direction and opposing to a flange end face, and an annular receiving inner-circumferential surface disposed outward of the flange and extending in a conduit axial-direction. An electric length of each stub groove in the axial direction from an opening first end to a closing second end is ½ of a conduit wavelength of the stub groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventors: Kazuyoshi Fujisaki, Mitsuhiko Hataya
  • Patent number: 11639765
    Abstract: A connector arrangement (100) for connecting a first tube (102) and a second tube (104) in a detachable manner has a first connector (110) and a second connector (130), wherein both connectors (110, 130) have a closed circumference. For establishing a connection between the first and second connectors (110, 130) an internal surface of a first circumferential portion (115) of the first connector (110) is arranged on an external surface of a first circumferential portion (135) of the second connector (130) and an external surface of a second circumferential portion (118) of the first connector (110) is arranged on an internal surface of a second circumferential portion (138) of the second connector (130). An air duct having such a connector arrangement (100) and connectors for such a connector arrangement (100) is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Schenk, Dagmar Ruder, Deijang Yang
  • Patent number: 11592131
    Abstract: A end-piece having a hollow tubular body having a longitudinal main axis X and provided with a plurality of longitudinal slots extending from an open end of the end-piece and delimiting a plurality of snap-fitting tabs, each provided with a snap-fitting leg delimited axially by a radial shoulder and extending axially by a guide ridge towards said free end, the guide ridge having a top corresponding to a maximum snap-fitting force linked to the crossing of said top. At least first and second tabs defining respectively first and second tops, the tops are axially shifted relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: AKWEL
    Inventor: Quentin Derom
  • Patent number: 11459833
    Abstract: A system for blocking rotation between a first tubular and a second tubular includes a key positioned within a recess formed in the first tubular. The system also includes a retention fastener securing the key to the first tubular, the retention fastener being arranged within an elongated aperture extending through the key. The system further includes an installation fastener moving the key from a storage configuration when in a first position to an engaged configuration when in a second position, the installation fastener having a tapered face that engages at least a portion of the key. The system also includes teeth arranged along a bottom portion of the key, proximate the second tubular, the teeth engaging the second tubular via rotation of the key about the retention fastener and blocking rotation of the first tubular relative to the second tubular in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations LLC
    Inventors: Dennis R. Martinchich, Joseph Pallini, Micah Thomas, Alejandro Rodela, Matthew Lord, Xichang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11434699
    Abstract: This invention builds up on technical features and on the industry experience with the use of Merlin™ family connectors. In addition to friction, structural means utilized in order to transfer high torsional loads include: dog-clutch teeth, shear pins, keys, splines and interlocked thread systems, all used in isolation or in arbitrary combinations. Static and fatigue bending load capacities of the connectors remain high, while the axial load capacities may or may not be high, depending on the design requirements. Connectors according to this invention can be built as new, carefully optimized designs. In some cases upgrading existing Merlin™ family connector designs to increase they torque transfer capacities may be also feasible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventor: Krzysztof Jan Wajnikonis
  • Patent number: 11428259
    Abstract: A shear coupling can be used with reciprocating and rotary pumps. The shear coupling uses a shear nut and connecting member as the shear element. The connecting member and shear nut are located inside the axial bore of the shear coupling to protect from corrosive wellbore elements. The coupling members may be connected by matching polygonal shaft and hub profiles on the coupling members to transmit torque. The shaft and hub may have octagonal profiles for better torque transmission capacity. The shear nut may be isolated from large alternating stresses due to pretensioning of the connecting member. The length of the connecting member, especially when pretensioned, and a reduced cross-section that may be formed on the outer surface of the shear coupling increase the overall flexibility of the shear coupling, thereby increasing the resistance to bending stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Plainsman Mfg. Inc.
    Inventors: Tyler J. Dyck, Shane T. Mcassey, Mark A. Lea-Wilson
  • Patent number: 11408155
    Abstract: A fixing structure for a water pipe of a split type faucet body includes: a metal covered plastic water-passing body having a metal outer pipe on the outside, wherein an integrated plastic valve seat is formed in an inner wall of the metal outer pipe, the plastic valve seat is provided with a partition in the middle, and the partition has a first through hole and a second through hole separately, a spool receiving cavity is formed in an inner cavity on one side of the partition, and a first connection passage and a second connection passage are formed in an inner cavity on the other side of the partition; and a water pipe ferrule is provided in its longitudinal direction with two receiving grooves each penetrated up and down, the two receiving grooves are used for placing the first water-passing pipe and the second water-passing pipe respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Wenrong Lu, Guangyi Zeng
  • Patent number: 11236553
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for connecting to a tube or a rod in a longitudinal axial direction of the tube or rod. The tube or rod is used in the assembly of a tube or rod string. The apparatus comprises an engagement member adapted to engage with an engagement 5 portion located at an end of the tube or rod. The apparatus also comprises an abutment member associated with the engagement member. The abutment member is adapted to abut an abutment portion of the tube or rod. The apparatus is adapted such that, when the engagement member is engaged with the engagement portion and the abutment member abuts the abutment portion, the abutment member can apply a locking force to the abutment 0 portion in the axial direction of the tube or rod, being a force that secures the engagement member to the engagement portion such that the tube or rod can be lifted and moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Kaus Borealis PTY LTD
    Inventor: Hylton Andrew Heseltine
  • Patent number: 11209106
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure a fluid coupling assembly defining an axial direction, a radial direction, and a circumferential direction is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventors: Naleen Kumar Verma, Daniel Drew Smith, Dharmaraj Pachaiappan
  • Patent number: 11149496
    Abstract: A coupling apparatus for coiled tubings of different diameters includes a bottom joint, a top joint, and a back cap, where a gapped slip sleeve is provided on a fitting ring groove on an outer side of an upper portion of the bottom joint, and the gapped slip sleeve is coupled with the bottom joint via a rotation preventing element capable of preventing radial rotation of the gapped slip sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Inventors: Dexin Pang, Abulimiti Aibaibu, Xinwei Guo, Qian Zhao, Jianlei Wang, Wenxin Yang, Yajing Wang
  • Patent number: 11149501
    Abstract: A coupler for a drill rod includes a body defining an inner bore extending along a longitudinal axis, at least a portion of the inner bore defining a non-circular profile having a plurality of flats including a first pair of adjacent flats defining a vertex therebetween. A cross aperture of the body has a central axis that is perpendicular to and offset from the longitudinal axis. A radially-innermost portion of the cross aperture extends perpendicular to a reference line extending from the longitudinal axis to the vertex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Vermeer Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Jacob Richard Smith, Michael David Langenfeld
  • Patent number: 11071853
    Abstract: This invention provides a system and method for sterilizing an ISO 594 female Luer fitting and an attached catheter using UV light. An optical plug can be inserted into a female Luer fitting, and UV-C light or a combination of UV-C and UV-A light can be radiated through the optical plug and into the female Luer fitting and attached catheter, thereby sterilizing the fitting and catheter. A sterilizer device can be used to hold the female Luer fitting and catheter, with an optical plug inserted into the female Luer fitting. The sterilizer device can include a UV light source that radiates UV light through the optical plug and into the female Luer fitting and attached catheter. A protective cover can be placed over the optical plug before inserting the optical plug into the female Luer fitting. The protective cover can be disposable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: UV Light Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Ball, Adam Push, Abraham Seckler
  • Patent number: 10994302
    Abstract: A cylinder is usable, in particular, for aligning magnetic of magnetizable particles, which are contained in a coating medium that is applied to a first side of a web-like or a sheet-like substrate, which cylinder, in the region of its outer circumference, has a plurality of elements effecting a magnetic field, magnetic elements for short. The magnetic elements are arranged in or on a plurality of ring elements that are spaced axially apart from one another and that are positionable in the axial direction on a shaft, in or on which ring elements, in turn, a plurality of magnetic elements are respectively arranged one after the other in the circumferential direction. At least two adjacent ring elements, each have a covering element, forming a part of the cylindrical lateral surface of the cylinder and extending in the circumferential direction, at least over the circumferential region populated with magnetic elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: KOENIG & BAUER AG
    Inventors: Björn Kriege, Edwin Kreps, Anja Kneitz
  • Patent number: 10941893
    Abstract: A pipe coupler has: an axis; and a body portion surrounding the axis. A circumferentially segmented collar extends from a first axial end of the body portion and has an inner diameter surface and an outer diameter surface. A plurality of fingers project from a second axial end of the body portion, axially opposite the first end and have inward radial projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Georg Fischer Harvel LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Bryant Peters, Thomas G. Sixsmith
  • Patent number: 10935030
    Abstract: A small-sized submersible pump unit having a submersible motor, discharge module, pump housings which are connected by flangeless coupling is disclosed. The flangeless coupling is made using embedded ring segments. The coupled housings each have the covering and the covered parts, and the covered part of one of the housings contains a blind rectangle groove, and the covering part of another housing has a through rectangle groove, and the grooves form a cavity having an embedded ring segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Maksim Olegovich Perelman, Yevgenii Vyacheslavovich Poshvin, Ilia Nikolayevich Zubenin, Danila Nikolayevich Martiushev, Dmitrii Valeryevich Gorbunov, Yuriy Valentinovich Danchenko
  • Patent number: 10934834
    Abstract: Wireless downhole sensor technology is being deployed in oil and gas wells. System components are inductively coupled, which enables remote placement of apparatus on the outside of wellbore conduit without the need for any wired connection. These systems make use of a pair of conductive elements that need to be aligned in the well. Embodiments of the present invention provide techniques to correctly space out the wellbore completion string so that the downhole conductive elements will be properly aligned and within proximity to establish wireless connectivity, as the wellbore completion string is set and the tubing hanger is landed inside the wellhead housing of the well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Øivind Godager, Fan-nian Kong, Bruce H. Storm, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10918831
    Abstract: A connector apparatus for a pressure sensing catheter having a pressure-compliant member is disclosed. A first complementary connector has an aligning portion and a charging portion, with the aligning portion having a cross-sectional area less than a cross-sectional area of the charging portion. A second complementary connector has a proximal coupler with an alignment section and a charging section wherein, the alignment section having a cross-sectional area complementary to the cross-sectional area of the aligning portion to receive the alignment portion therein, the charging section having a cross-sectional area complementary to receive the charging portion and a resilient member therein. The first complementary connector can displace a volume of fluid from the proximal coupler into the pressure compliant member when the alignment section receives the aligning portion, the charging section receives the charging portion, and the resilient member forms the fluid tight seal within the charging section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Laborie Medical Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Bryce Smith, Ing Han Goping
  • Patent number: 10870955
    Abstract: A box culvert assembly and method of forming a box culvert assembly is provided. The boxes forming the assembly comprise portions configured to allow pivoted assembly of one box into another, while reducing the likelihood of high stress or fracture. The box assembly further allows for a generally tight seal between the boxes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventor: Thomas Elliott
  • Patent number: 10864331
    Abstract: The present invention relates to adaptor (30) for a drug delivery device having a reservoir (12) and a longitudinal tip (20), the adaptor (30) comprising a distal part defining a connecting ring (31) intended to receive a connector, and a proximal part defining a mounting ring (33) having an inner surface (34), the mounting ring (33) being shaped and configured such that, when the adaptor (30) is mounted around the longitudinal tip (20) of the drug delivery device, at least one annular space (38) is created between said inner surface (34) of the mounting ring (33) and said outer surface (20a) of the longitudinal tip (20), said at least one annular space (38) being able to accommodate an adhesive layer (40) in order to bond said adaptor (30) to said longitudinal tip. The invention further relates to a drug delivery device comprising such an adaptor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson France
    Inventors: Marc Flippe, Freddy Mills
  • Patent number: 10612704
    Abstract: A pipe coupling for connecting two pipes, wherein the pipe coupling comprises at least one injection outlet for injecting lubricant. The invention further relates to a method, which is designed to be connected to a further pipe by way of such a pipe coupling, to a pipe union, to a method for injecting lubricant, and to a method for producing a pipe coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: HOBAS Pipes International GmbH
    Inventor: Thomas Simoner
  • Patent number: 10612705
    Abstract: The device comprises a clamping collar (10) having a belt (12) suitable for being tightened around an article, and an outer sleeve (16) disposed around the belt, the sleeve being carried by the belt by means of a plurality of fastener tabs (18). Each fastener tab (18) is fastened to the sleeve (16) by a fastening zone (18A) and extends towards the axis (A) of the collar from said fastening zone until it reaches a pinch branch (18B) that is folded back under the belt in a configuration for being pinched between the inside surface of the belt and the article around which the belt is to be tightened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Etablissements Caillau
    Inventors: Fabrice Prevot, Nicolas Rigollet
  • Patent number: 10590744
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to a modular connection system for a top drive. The modular connection system may include two tubular components, each having a bore, a seal profile, and two or more load transfer features. The first tubular component may be inserted to the second tubular component to make a connection to transfer fluid, axial loads, and torsional loads. Each of the two tubular components may also include a coupler configured to transfer pressured fluid, data, or other signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventor: Martin Liess
  • Patent number: 10562001
    Abstract: A lift engager for providing a stream of fluidized catalyst particles with an adjustable conduit and process using the lift engager. The lift engager includes a vessel with an inlet configured to receive catalyst from a reaction zone. A first conduit, within the vessel, is configured to supply lift gas into the lift engager. The first conduit includes a fixed member and a movable member secured to the fixed member and is configured to adjust a length of the first conduit within the vessel. A second conduit inside the first conduit and configured to provide fluidized catalyst to a regeneration zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Inventors: Louis A. Lattanzio, Gregory James Nedohin
  • Patent number: 10519865
    Abstract: A method and decoupler for disengaging an output shaft from an engine in a back drive event with a backdrive decoupler. The backdrive decoupler includes a threaded shaft and a retention mechanism selectively coupling the output shaft to the threaded shaft. In a backdrive event, the decoupler decouples the output shaft from a drive shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems LLC
    Inventors: Eliel Fresco Rodriguez, David Allan Dranschak
  • Patent number: 10502006
    Abstract: A rotary impact tool assembled in a drill string transfers torque and axial force between two components. The rotary impact tool includes an anvil and a hammer axially aligned with engaging faces. At a threshold torque, the hammer disengages from the anvil and rotates freely until a biasing element displaces the hammer to reengage the anvil. Kinetic energy stored in the hammer is transferred to the anvil when the faces of the hammer and anvil reengage. This provides an impact to the anvil and any attached component. The tool can accommodate misalignment of the attached components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Ulterra Drilling Technologies, L.P.
    Inventor: Jason Maw
  • Patent number: 10494954
    Abstract: A connection system for a hot gas-conducting annular duct of a turbine intermediate casing of a gas turbine includes a first housing element, a second housing element situated next to the first housing element in the circumferential direction, and a fastening unit configured for connecting the first housing element and the second housing element to one another at edges adjacent to one another in the circumferential direction, the fastening unit including a clamping element which is mounted on the one housing element with the aid of a connection, the clamping element resting on a clamping surface provided on the other housing element in such a way that the other housing element is accommodated between the clamping element and the one housing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines AG
    Inventor: Andreas Hartwich
  • Patent number: 10487972
    Abstract: The hose mending device may comprise a peripheral body circumscribing a first and a second opening and a chamber intermediate the first and second opening. A seal member comprising an annular portion and the cylindrical portion is disposed within the chamber such that the cylindrical portion may receive and engage an interior surface of a conduit of a particular size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Orbit Irrigation Products, LLC
    Inventors: Mitchell Lee Price, Michael Bryan Doran, Andrew Mark Urry, Karl L. Connolly, Carter Timothy Oman
  • Patent number: 10443728
    Abstract: An enhanced seal may comprise an inner portion and an outer portion. The inner portion may comprise an inner cylindrical portion and an inner annular portion. The outer portion may comprise an outer cylindrical portion and an outer annular portion. The inner portion may be made of a harder material than the outer portion and may provide support to the outer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Orbit Irrigation Products, LLC
    Inventors: Carter Timothy Oman, Michael Bryan Doran, Karl L. Connolly, Mitchell Lee Price, Andrew Mark Urry
  • Patent number: 10321761
    Abstract: A butt-joining and engaging structure that allows to a pair of columns to be connected. The butt-joining and engaging structure has a seat body with a first connecting portion and a through hole, a stop part extends from an inner wall of the through hole toward the center of the through hole, a connecting member has a pair of ends defining a plug-in portion and a second connecting portion, and a position limiting part protrudes from the abutment surface of the connecting member. The first connecting portion is adapted to be affixed to one of the pair of columns. The second connecting portion is adapted to be secured to an end of the other column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Ming-Hsiao Lai, Kuo-Shu Huang
  • Patent number: 10287990
    Abstract: A first duct segment may include a first flange including a first planar mating face and a first recess. A second duct segment may include a second flange including a second planar mating face and a second recess. The first duct segment and the second duct segment may be installed in a gas turbine engine. A first E-seal may be inserted in the first recess, and a second E-seal may be inserted in the second recess. A gap may be measured between the first flange and the second flange. A flat shim may be selected based on the size of the gap. The flat shim may be inserted between the first flange and the second flange. A plurality of bolts may be inserted through the first flange, the flat shim, and the second flange to seal the first duct segment to the second-duct segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Winkler
  • Patent number: 10174778
    Abstract: A device and method for the protection of a first member and second member from corrosion by utilizing a connector that bonds the members without allowing direct contact of the members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry E. Richardson, Jeffery Thomas Shantz, Alex Mangiapane
  • Patent number: 10161629
    Abstract: A gas torch head includes a main body, a burner tube releasably inserted into the main body, and a retainer configured to secure the main body and the burner tube together selectively. The retainer is mounted on one of the main body and the burner tube and is movable between a first position engaging with the other of the main body and the burner tube and a second position disengaging from the other of the main body and the burner tube, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Pro-Iroda Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Cheng-Nan Yang
  • Patent number: 10156102
    Abstract: A gap sub has electrically-conductive parts held together by electrical insulators which engage in channels formed in the parts. The electrical insulators hold the parts in a spaced-apart electrically-insulated relationship. In some embodiments, the electrical insulators are removable to allow separation of the parts. An insulating oil or other fluid may fill the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Evolution Engineering Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick R. Derkacz, Aaron W. Logan, Justin C. Logan
  • Patent number: 10105771
    Abstract: A rotary cutting tool includes a replaceable cutting head and a tool holder. The replaceable cutting head includes a forward cutting portion and a rearward mounting portion. The mounting portion includes a male coupling member that includes a straight external thread. The tool holder includes a female coupling member that includes a conical internal thread. When the rotary cutting tool is in a locked position, the external thread is threadingly engaged with the internal thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Iscar, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hanoch Guy
  • Patent number: 10072466
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a riser section (4) equipped with an inner locking ring (11). According to the invention, auxiliary line elements (7) are secured to one end of main tube (6) and they are mobile with respect to the other end of main tube (6) through the agency of a sliding pivot connection, whose relative translational motion is limited by a clearance adjustment means (15). The invention also relates to a riser consisting of several sections (4) and to the use of the riser for carrying out an offshore drilling operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: IFP Energies nouvelles
    Inventors: Emmanuel Persent, Navid Saeedi, Gerard Papon
  • Patent number: 10066639
    Abstract: A compressor assembly is disclosed. The compressor assembly may have a compressor housing. The compressor housing may have an inner wall. The compressor assembly may also have a compressor impeller disposed within the compressor housing. Further, the compressor assembly may have a bearing housing attached to the compressor housing. The bearing housing may have a body portion and a web extending outward from the body portion to a web end. The compressor assembly may also have a diffuser ring disposed between the inner wall and the web. The diffuser ring may have at least one vane. In addition, the compressor assembly may have a vaneless space extending between the compressor impeller and the vane. The vaneless space may be inclined at an angle relative to a plane disposed orthogonal to a rotational axis of the compressor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Richard E. Annati, Dean S. Musgrave
  • Patent number: 10041614
    Abstract: A pipe connection in which at least one of the flanges has a reverse hub between the outer portion of the flange and the inner portion of the flange that extends outward to form to the weld neck. The reverse hub tapers down toward the sealing face of the flange, rather than away from the face of the flange. This taper may follow a spline curve which is empirically determined to reduce stresses that are caused by rotation of the outer portion of the flange around the gasket. The reverse hub eliminates material that would be required for a positive hub and thereby reduces the weight of the flange. By reducing the stresses resulting from rotation of the outer portion of the flange around the gasket, the thickness of the flange may also be reduced, further reducing the weight of the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Taper-Lok Corporation
    Inventors: Erik M. Howard, Rajeev Madazhy
  • Patent number: 9925119
    Abstract: A dialysate extraction device comprising a dialysate extraction means including an inlet port and an outlet port adapted to be connected to a flow path of fluid for flowing the fluid therethrough and a projected collection port for collecting the fluid flowing through the inlet and outlet port; a outer circumference wall part mounted on the dialysate extraction means so that it covers a projected end of the collection port and is projected therefrom; a connection member formed with a connection portion to be connected to the collection port and a fitting portion to be fitted into an inner circumference of the outer circumference wall part and adapted to extract the fluid through the collection port under a condition in which the connection portion is connected to the outer circumference wall part; and correction portions formed on the inner circumference of the outer circumference wall part for correcting position and attitude of the connection member relative to the collection port before a tip end of the co
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Masahiro Takahashi, Yusuke Nakano, Fumihiko Ishizaki, Hachiro Edamura, Hiroshi Nimura
  • Patent number: 9891013
    Abstract: A store includes supplying modules, which define rows, which are arranged one next to the other. Each row has a predetermined number of crates. At least one flooring structure, which supports the supplying modules, defines a walk-off surface. A moving system for a handler of the crates includes an overhead-travelling-crane, which is arranged in the upper part of the supplying modules and is adapted to move the handler in a reference plane, so as to reach the single crates. The overhead-travelling-crane includes a horizontal truss, which, in turn, has a carriage, to which the handler is fixed. The horizontal truss is adapted to slide along at least two longitudinal guides rigidly fixed to the supplying modules of the external rows, which define the horizontal extension of the store. Each module is rigidly fixed to the flooring structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: OTO MELARA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Gianluca Biselli, Andrea Chiappini
  • Patent number: 9883706
    Abstract: A locking artificial tree trunk including a first generally cylindrical, hollow trunk portion including an upper end, the upper end defining a notch, and a second generally cylindrical trunk portion including a body portion, a lower end having an insertable portion, and an upper end. The locking artificial tree trunk also includes a coupling mechanism having a body portion and an upper portion having a tab, and defining a channel for receiving the insertable portion of the lower end of the second trunk portion. The body portion is inserted substantially into the upper end of the first trunk portion with the tab of the upper portion aligned with the notch, thereby preventing rotation of the coupling mechanism within the upper end of the first trunk portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Willis Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Johnny Chen
  • Patent number: 9834995
    Abstract: A spindle assembly for connecting a drill string to a rotational drive for use in a horizontal directional drilling operation. The assembly comprises a saver sub attached to the rotational drive, and a drive chuck for connection to the drill string. The drive chuck and saver sub form a torque-transmitting connection by engaging through a seat in the saver sub and an engagement point on the drive chuck. Dowel pins may be used to rotationally lock and provide the engagement between the saver sub and the drive chuck. A collar may thread to the saver sub and cause an interference fit by engaging the drive chuck at a shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: The Charles Machine Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Greg L. Slaughter, Jr., Floyd R. Gunsaulis, Max A. Metcalf
  • Patent number: 9816413
    Abstract: A muffler, in particular a rear muffler, for an exhaust gas system of an internal combustion engine, in particular a motor vehicle engine, comprises a housing, in particular a housing having a jacket and two end walls, and comprises at least one first pipe, in particular an inlet or outlet pipe which is in particular led through the jacket and which is connected to a second pipe, in particular to an inner pipe. The second pipe comprises a pipe piece into which a pipe piece of the first pipe led through an opening of an inner support element is plugged in an axially displaceable manner. In this respect, the pipe piece of the first pipe is preferably provided with slits into which nubs engage which are provided at the inner boundary of the opening of the support element. The end section of the first pipe is expanded in its region plugged into the pipe piece of the second pipe to fix the first pipe at the support element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Jurgen Schmidt, Georg Turowski
  • Patent number: 9816563
    Abstract: A retention apparatus can be used for a driveshaft transmission assembly. The retention apparatus may include a catch mechanism and a resilient member. The retention apparatus may be mounted to a radial bearing assembly of a driveshaft transmission assembly. The catch mechanism of the retention apparatus may be sized to prevent the loss of certain driveshaft transmission assembly components downhole in the event of a failure of the driveshaft transmission due to dynamic loads produced during operation in a drilling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventor: Hossam Mohamed Gharib
  • Patent number: 9800040
    Abstract: A fitting for use with a cable contained in a corrugated metal tubing, the fitting including an adaptor having an internal, longitudinal passage to receive the cable; a body coupled to the adaptor; an internal seal positioned between the adaptor and the body, the internal seal radially disposed about the cable; a nut coupled to the body; and a sealing member positioned between the nut and the body, the sealing member for placement in a valley of the corrugated metal tubing to compress a portion of the corrugated metal tubing between the sealing member and the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: OMEGA FLEX, INC.
    Inventor: Dean W. Rivest
  • Patent number: 9797397
    Abstract: A pump sleeve includes a tubular body extending from a first end to a second end along a center axis. A first hole is formed in the tubular body and is positioned axially on the tubular body between the first end and the second end. A second hole is formed in the tubular body, the second hole being axially aligned on the tubular body with the first hole. A third hole is formed in the tubular body and is positioned axially on the tubular body between the first end and the first hole. A fourth hole is formed in the tubular body, the fourth hole being axially aligned on the tubular body with the third hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Craig J. Wojcik, Andrew P. Grosskopf
  • Patent number: 9795166
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette device includes an atomizer and a battery rod, a retaining member is provided on an outer peripheral surface of one end of the atomizer, and an engaging groove is provided on an end surface of one end of the battery rod and configured to accommodate one end of the atomizer, a side wall of the engaging groove is provided with a guide groove extending in a radial direction of the batter rod, a directing groove extending along a circumferential direction of the battery rod and in communication with the guide groove, and a retaining groove for accommodating the retaining member and extending from one end, away from the guide groove, of the directing groove towards the end surface of the battery rod, and a stopper is formed between the guide groove and the retaining groove to prevent the retaining member from moving towards the guide groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu