Annular Socket Patents (Class 285/331)
  • Patent number: 10539337
    Abstract: A flanged ring connector (50) for connecting adjacent ends of HVAC ducting (52) includes an insertion flange portion to engage within the interior of the ducting. A mating flange portion (56) extends laterally or transversely to the insertion flange portion (54). A seat (58) is formed along the mating flange portion (56) to receive and retain a seal (60) and/or a reinforcing member or bead (90).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Jeffrey Allen Hermanson
  • Patent number: 10533689
    Abstract: A double wall round or oval duct system assembly having an outer duct connector, an inner duct connector and a closure ring is provided. The inner duct connector of the duct assembly has an adhesive applied on the transverse flange face of its transverse flange thus allowing a sealing connection between the inner and outer duct connectors upon compression with the closure ring. The double wall round or oval duct system assembly will improve the efficiency and will reduce or eliminate air leakage upon connection of two round or oval duct segments. A method of installing the assembly system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Ductmate Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Anton R. Plantz, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10436364
    Abstract: A structure of a resin-made pipe joint includes a joint body having a cylindrical shape, a sleeve having a cylindrical press-inserting portion which is press-insertable into the joint body and a cylindrical coupling portion which is press-insertable into a tube, and a fastening member for fixing the tube which is in a state where the coupling portion is press-inserted, to the joint body through the sleeve. The sleeve contains a sealing surface in an outer circumferential surface of the press-inserting portion, the sealing surface being closely contactable with an inner circumferential surface of the joint body, and comprises a non-contacting surface between the press-inserting portion and the coupling portion, the non-contacting surface forming a space with respect to the inner circumferential surface of the joint body, when the sealing surface is closely contacted with the inner circumferential surface of the joint body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Nippon Pillar Packing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Fujii, Masaki Miyamoto, Tatsuya Fujii, Toshihide Iida, Tomoyuki Koike, Shintaro Makihata
  • Patent number: 10415730
    Abstract: A fitting subassembly includes a threaded fitting nut that can be joined with a threaded fitting body to form a fitting assembly. The fitting nut includes a radial drive surface and an interior wall defining a socket. A back ferrule is disposed entirely in the socket and includes a driven surface adjacent to the drive surface, and a front ferrule is at least partially disposed in the socket. A retaining member retains the front and back ferrules with the fitting nut as a subassembly prior to the fitting nut being assembled with a threaded fitting body. The retaining member applies a retaining force that is limited to permit removal of the front ferrule and the back ferrule from the fitting nut by exposure to a force applying environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Swagelok Company
    Inventors: Dale C. Arstein, Cal R. Brown, Mark A. Clason, Peter C. Williams
  • Patent number: 10415729
    Abstract: A seal ring and connection joint for conduits, pressure vessels or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Freudenberg Oil & Gas Technologies Limited
    Inventor: John Stobbart
  • Patent number: 10357643
    Abstract: A system for enhanced sealing of coupled medical fluid or vascular access lines includes a male fitting, a female fitting, and an annular collar seal which is affixable to the male fitting. After the annular collar seal is affixed to the male fitting, the female fitting is placed through the collar and connected to the male fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: BLUE I.V. LLC
    Inventor: Sheila Buchanan
  • Patent number: 10359134
    Abstract: A conduit fitting preassembly includes an annular fitting component and at least a first conduit gripping device. The annular fitting component has an interior wall extending axially from a forward end to a rearward end, and a first projection extending radially inward from the interior wall. The first conduit gripping device is received within the annular fitting component and includes a second projection extending radially outward of an outer surface of the first conduit gripping device. The first projection includes an outward tapered rear surface and the second projection includes an inward tapered front surface. The rear surface of the first projection is radially aligned with the front surface of the second projection, such that when the first conduit gripping device is in a forward-most position, the first projection interlocks with the second projection to prevent axial withdrawal of the first conduit gripping device from the annular fitting component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Swagelok Company
    Inventors: Peter C. Williams, Prasanna Bhamidipati, Jeffrey Michael Rubinski, Mark A. Clason, Cal R. Brown, Jeffrey S. Rayle, John D. Karkosiak, Mark A. Bennett, Mark D. Bearer, Douglas S. Welch, Ronald P. Campbell, Douglas J. McClure, Gregory S. Kalata, Connor M. Dorony, Stephen J. Zaborski, Dale C. Arstein
  • Patent number: 10240699
    Abstract: A resin-made pipe joint with enhanced sealing property between a joint body and sleeve. A sealing portion which seals between an inner circumferential surface of an inserting portion of a sleeve and an outer circumferential surface of an inner cylinder portion is formed by press-inserting an inserting portion into a groove portion of the joint body. When the inserting portion is press-inserted into the groove portion, a space is formed between a body cylinder portion located opposite to an opening portion of the groove portion in the axial direction, and the projection end of the inserting portion. After completing press insertion of the inserting portion into the groove portion, in a section including axis of the inner cylinder portion, a region in the outer circumferential surface of the inner cylinder portion facing the space forms an angle of 5° to 15° to the axis of the inner cylinder portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Nippon Pillar Packing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Fujii, Masaki Miyamoto, Toshihide Iida, Tomoyuki Koike, Atsushi Nakano, Daisuke Urata
  • Patent number: 10190708
    Abstract: A resin-made pipe joint enhancing sealing property between a joint body and a sleeve. The joint body and the sleeve are produced by using a fluorine resin. A sealing portion which seals between the inner circumferential surface of an inserting portion of the sleeve and the outer circumferential surface of the inner cylinder portion is formed by press-inserting the inserting portion into a groove portion of the joint body. When, with respect to the inserting and groove portions, an insertion rate of the inserting portion to the groove portion is indicated by X, and a multiplying factor of the radial width of the inserting portion to the radial width of the groove portion is indicated by Y, the resin-made pipe joint has the insertion rate and multiplying factor which are within a range defined by following Expressions (1) and (2): Y=?0.218X+1.218??(1) and Y=?0.67X+1.67.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Nippon Pillar Packing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Fujii, Masaki Miyamoto, Toshihide Iida, Tomoyuki Koike, Atsushi Nakano, Daisuke Urata
  • Patent number: 10190796
    Abstract: A circular sheet metal duct having a sealant applied across the longitudinal seam. The sealant will improve the efficiency and will reduce or eliminate air leakage from the longitudinal seam. The sealant is applied during the manufacturing processes so that an installer does not have to seal the duct work. The method of manufacturing the sealant is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ductmate Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas G. Gudenburr, Vincent L. Bloom
  • Patent number: 10139028
    Abstract: A pipe joint made of synthetic resin comprises a first opposing surface formed in a joint body perpendicular to the axial direction, and a second opposing surface formed in a union nut that opposes the first opposing surface. An engagement projection is provided in the second opposing surface that projects toward the first opposing surface. An engagement recess is provided in the first opposing surface such that the engagement projection engages with the engagement recess when the union nut has been tightened up to an appropriate position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Nippon Pillar Packing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Fujii, Toshihide Iida
  • Patent number: 9841128
    Abstract: A tube fitting for sealing an end of a tube uses a notch formed in the exterior surface of the tube as a sealing seat. An internally threaded body is configured to receive an externally threaded end of a nut, while the body and the nut are mounted in a surrounding relationship to the tube end. A ferrule mounted between the nut and the tube is forced to plastically deform and move into the notch to thereby seal the tube end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Inventor: Patrick L Rieth
  • Patent number: 9751387
    Abstract: A method of assembling a roof assembly for a vehicle comprises providing a first frame part having a drive element guide, providing a second frame part having a drive element guide and providing a drive element configured to drive a movable part of the roof assembly and being driven by a drive motor. The first and second frame parts are mounted to each other such that the drive element extends from the drive element guide of the first frame part to the drive element guide of the second frame part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: INALFE ROOF SYSTEMS GROUP B.V.
    Inventors: Marcel Johan Christiaan Nellen, Peter Christiaan Leonardus Johannes Manders
  • Patent number: 9700677
    Abstract: A syringe assembly including: (1) a syringe barrel defining a chamber; (2) a plunger mounted in the chamber and moveable with respect to the barrel; and (3) a cap assembly containing a cap and an absorbent material is removably attached to the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Excelsior Medical Corporation
    Inventors: William Anderson, Mark Wilson, Gary Henniger, Larry Colquitt, Christopher E. Gardner
  • Patent number: 9695963
    Abstract: A tube-fitting-assembly ferrule apparatus and method to secure connections between tubing sections against high pressure, vibration, pulsation, and hammering, by providing a tube-fitting-assembly ferrule which elastically deforms in use, securing the primary circumferential point seal with a shock-absorbing and shape-retaining force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Patrick L. Rieth
  • Patent number: 9677696
    Abstract: A connection for conducting pressurized fluids between a tube and a connection component having a bore for receiving the tube. A clamping ring surrounds the tube and is seated on a seat between first and second bore segments and has an annular lip extending away from the seat. A locking bolt having a through-hole receiving the tube is threaded into the first bore segment and contacts the ring, an annular collar projecting from the locking bolt surrounding the lip and urging it radially inward to grip the tube when the bolt is tightened against the clamping ring. A sealing ring surrounding the tube is positioned between the clamping ring and a sealing ring seat defined between the second and third bore segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Bert Hobein, Michael J. Veenstra
  • Patent number: 9662429
    Abstract: An apparatus and system for fluidly connecting a reduced-pressure source to a dressing and a method for manufacturing and using the same include a base having an aperture and a wall having a peripheral portion coupled to the base. The wall may form a cavity in fluid communication with the aperture. The apparatus also may include a conduit port fluidly coupled to the cavity and adapted to receive a conduit. The base may be adapted to couple to the dressing, and the wall may be adapted to collapse from a first position to a second position in response to a supply of reduced pressure from the reduced-pressure source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Andrew Pratt, Christopher Brian Locke
  • Patent number: 9611048
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine nacelle includes a first annular portion that is stationary and adapted for partially surrounding an engine core. The first annular portion includes a fore pylon connecting portion. A rail is coupled to the fore pylon connecting portion and extends in the aft direction from the first annular portion. A second annular portion is positioned aft of the first portion and coupled to the rail. The second portion is movable along an engine core centerline between a closed position and at least one open position. The second annular portion is configured to engage with the first annular portion in the closed position, thereby providing access to the engine core. A mating axial groove and rib connection is located between the first annular portion and the second annular portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Gabriel L. Suciu, Jesse M. Chandler
  • Patent number: 9573160
    Abstract: A cartridge suitable for containing a sealant material and a matching caulking gun. The cartridge comprises an elongate hollow body defined by a peripheral wall. A coupling flange extends outwardly from at least a portion of the peripheral wall and has an abutment surface configured to enable engagement with a corresponding abutment surface of a caulking gun, to thereby connect the cartridge to the caulking gun. The abutment surface of the coupling flange faces upwardly towards the top end of the cartridge body and is disposed at an obtuse angle with respect to the peripheral wall so as to enable a downward force to be applied to the flange by a corresponding downwardly facing abutment surface of a caulking gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: AUSTRALIAN BRUSHWARE CORPORATION PTY LTD
    Inventor: Matthew Lee Roe
  • Patent number: 9500120
    Abstract: An integration ring is configured to interconnect two components, such as an exhaust manifold and a turbine housing. The integration ring may include an outer wall and an inner wall spaced apart from one another. A spacer may be positioned between the inner wall and outer wall. A first and second pocket may be formed between the inner and outer walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Flexible Metal, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael John Blackie, Ross Thomas Sawyers, Michael Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9388923
    Abstract: A flexible hose assembly is disclosed. The flexible hose assembly has a first coupling member with a first anti-rotational element on a first end and a crimping element on a second end, the crimping element being configured to receive a first flexible hose. The flexible hose assembly also has a second coupling member with a second anti-rotational element on a first end, the second anti-rotational element being configured to mate with the first anti-rotational element. The flexible hose assembly also has a clamping ring configured to retain the first ends of the first and the second coupling members together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Romano
  • Patent number: 9377149
    Abstract: A lock block for attaching to a diameter-reduced pipe liner pulled through a host pipe which braces the pipe liner and inhibits it from fully retreating into the host pipe when longitudinal tension is reduced and the pipe liner experiences length reduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: SAK Construction, LLC
    Inventor: James H. Blasczyk
  • Patent number: 9334995
    Abstract: Couplings for use with mating couplings with locking rings. A stem coupling may have a coupling head configured to attach with a head portion of the mating coupling, a stem mated to the coupling head where the stem has a threaded portion on an outer surface, and a retractable locking sleeve positioned on a portion of the coupling head. The retractable locking sleeve may have a locked position and an unlocked position for preventing and permitting the coupling head to attach to or detach from the mating coupling. The stem coupling includes a stem locking ring having a first position preventing axial movement of the locking sleeve and a second position permitting axial movement of the locking sleeve. The stem locking ring may also include at least one of a color and indicia to alert a user to a type of media for which the stem coupling is intended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: CAMPBELL FITTINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Randi Kremer, Eric Schrack, Josh Leofsky, Thomas Paff
  • Patent number: 9279357
    Abstract: An exhaust volume for combustion gases from a motor vehicle engine comprises at least one exhaust duct delimited by a wall comprising an end segment, and at least one flange having a bearing surface. The flange delimits at least one exhaust gas inlet communicating with the exhaust duct. The exhaust gas inlet is delimited by a cannon connected to the flange, with the cannon being attached to the end segment. At least one outer neck is attached to the end segment. The end segment is arranged between the flange and the outer neck, with the end segment being pierced with at least one hole between the flange and the outer neck. The end segment, the flange, and the outer neck are being secured through the addition of a filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Faurecia Systemes D'Echappement
    Inventor: Serge Saint-Dizier
  • Patent number: 9273808
    Abstract: A tube fitting for sealing an end of a tube uses a notch formed in the exterior surface of the tube as a sealing seat. An internally threaded body is configured to receive an externally threaded end of a nut, while the body and the nut are mounted in a surrounding relationship to the tube end. A ferrule mounted between the nut and the tube is forced to plastically deform and move into the notch to thereby seal the tube end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Patrick Rieth
  • Patent number: 9163759
    Abstract: A compression nut including a retaining tooth for use with a fluid coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Kurt Judson Thomas, Alfred Charles Nelson
  • Patent number: 9121530
    Abstract: A tube fitting for sealing an end of a tube uses a notch formed in the exterior surface of the tube as a sealing seat. An internally threaded body is configured to receive an externally threaded end of a nut, while the body and the nut are mounted in a surrounding relationship to the tube end. A ferrule mounted between the nut and the tube is forced to plastically deform and move into the notch to thereby seal the tube end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Inventor: Patrick Rieth
  • Patent number: 9109728
    Abstract: A resin pipe joint has: a synthetic resin-made joint body including an inner cylinder portion and an external thread portion; and a synthetic resin-made union nut including: an internal thread portion; a seal peripheral edge which is actable on a tip-end portion of a tube flared portion; a slipping-off prevention peripheral edge which is actable on a large-diameter portion of the flaring changing region; and a pressing inner peripheral portion which is externally fittable to a flared straight portion that is fitted to a straight barrel cylinder portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: NIPPON PILLAR PACKAGING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazukiyo Teshima, Akihiro Masuda, Takehiro Nakamura, Masateru Yamada, Takayuki Kishimoto, Toshiyuki Fukumoto, Ryo Imanishi
  • Patent number: 9062511
    Abstract: A seal assembly between a wellhead housing and a casing hanger, has an inner seal leg for sealing against hanger, and an outer seal leg for sealing against housing. An extension extends downward from the outer seal leg and is connected to a nose ring. The nose ring has a downward facing shoulder that rests on the hanger shoulder to provide a reaction point for setting operations. A sealing surface on the seal legs is heat treated to obtain a lower localized yield strength to provide improved sealing while maintaining mechanical load capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Vetco Gray Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas P. Gette, Stanley Drozdowski
  • Patent number: 9027967
    Abstract: A fluidic component is arranged in an elastomeric shaped part the contour of which is matched to the outer contour of the component and to the inner contour of a holder. The elastomeric shaped part is chamfered towards the fluidic component on its pressure side. When the holder is assembled the elastomeric shaped part is deformed by a projection provided on a mating part and is put under uniformly distributed internal tension, after which the elastomeric shaped part surrounds the fluidic component to its full height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Geser, Matthias Hausmann
  • Publication number: 20150096764
    Abstract: An interlock pipe joint includes a first and second tubular member. In some embodiments, an interrupted thread box and pin make up the interlock pipe joint. In other embodiments, a stepped interrupted thread box and pin make up the interlock pipe joint. In other embodiments, a twist-lock box and pin make up the interlock pipe joint. In some embodiments, an external or internal bushing is provided. In a method of operation, the first tubular member is inserted into the second tubular member by an axial insertion followed by a rotation to lock the pipe joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Chris MAGNUSON, Enrique ABARCA
  • Patent number: 8991023
    Abstract: A Push To Connect (PTC) fitting cartridge for connecting to a pneumatic device, such as, an air brake or a height control valve, the PTC fitting cartridge including at least one protrusion positioned on an outer surface of the PTC fitting cartridge, which is provided to interact with an undercut positioned on an inner surface of a port. The undercut interacts with the protrusion to substantially eliminate stress on the surrounding material to reduce the chance of fraction thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Haldex Brake Corporation
    Inventor: Victor A. Plath
  • Patent number: 8985641
    Abstract: This invention is a device that is used for attaching a garden hose to a hose bib (faucet). It consists primarily of two components: an upper part which attaches to a hose bib and a lower part which attaches to the hose. The upper part has a stepped protruding tube which carries two o-rings on its circumference. The lower part has a smooth bore, particularly at the location of the o-rings; and when inserted over the upper tube, results in a pressure tight seal. The two parts are held together by a three-pronged clasp arrangement which facilitates the installation and separation of the two components. Roller bearings incorporated into the upper part and inclined ramps which are part of the lower part assist with the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Frank August Barcatta
  • Patent number: 8820798
    Abstract: A ring-shaped interfacial seal for a connector assembly includes an internal radial surface, inward oriented, surrounding a sealing surface of a connector, an external radial surface, outward oriented, surrounded by a second sealing surface, opposed top and bottom surfaces, and a groove in the bottom surface. The groove receives a sealing ring of a second connector. An internal sealing portion of the seal, located between the groove and the internal surface, and/or an external sealing portion of the seal, located between the groove and the external surface, is compressed radially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Delphi International Operations Luxembourg S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Christian Campfort, Sebastien Charvet
  • Patent number: 8740589
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vacuum pump, in particular a vane cell pump, having a housing in which a suction space is provided, and a housing passage opening into the suction space, wherein a suction non-return valve opening to the outside or into an external vacuum space is arranged in the housing passage, said valve being accommodated in a crucible-shaped housing and the crucible-shaped housing having a housing jacket, wherein the suction non-return valve can be latched in the pump housing passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Joma-Polytec GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Hess, Willi Schneider
  • Patent number: 8720954
    Abstract: A fastening device for a hand-held applicator of foam cylinders enables the use of foam cylinders with hand applicators that were intended for applicator guns. A fastening device for a hand-held applicator is used, which is placed on the valve nozzle of a foam cylinder. The fastening device has a cavity on the side of the nozzle, in which there is a conical pipe. In addition grappling devices, such as cammed surfaces, on the inside wall of the cavity of the fastening device engage a border of the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Ou Krimelte
    Inventors: Jaan Puusaag, Raivo Raba, Taavi Lauringson
  • Patent number: 8596691
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Blazing Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas A. King, Duane K. Smith, Douglas L. Kirk
  • Patent number: 8556195
    Abstract: The present invention provides an attachment for emitting water from a water source. The attachment comprises an inlet end, a transitional section connected to the inlet end an outlet end connected to the transitional section opposite from the inlet end, and a reinforcement member attached to the transitional sectional and the outlet end to support the transitional section. The inlet end includes an external cover and an internal sleeve disposed within and spaced from the external cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: InvisaFlow, LLC
    Inventor: Haynes Sloan, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20130193683
    Abstract: A fitting assembly for a high pressure system includes a tube assembly including a tube having an undercut near a first end. A gland is slidably coupled around the tube and has an exterior threaded surface. The gland forms a gland cavity adjacent an exterior surface of the tube. A spring collar is also slidably coupled around the tube between the gland and the first end of the tube such that a portion of the spring collar is disposed within the gland cavity. The fitting body has an inlet passage and a fitting cavity for receiving an end of the tube assembly. The open end of the fitting cavity has a threaded surface forming a threaded engagement with the threaded surface of the gland. This threaded engagement creates a primary and secondary seal in the fitting assembly. The secondary seal applies a force to the threaded engagement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: HASKEL INTERNATIONAL INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Derrick Kenneth Seto, Greg Randall Walti
  • Patent number: 8474879
    Abstract: A threadless connection for coupling segments of pipe longitudinally end to end includes a pin end having a groove for receiving therein a locking ring. A box end has a groove for receiving the locking ring therein when the pin end is inserted into the box end. The locking ring has an uncompressed diameter selected to exert lateral force on the groove in the box end when assembled to the pin end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Inventor: Derek F. Herrera
  • Patent number: 8397364
    Abstract: First and second components can be releasably coupled together with a locking pin having a sacrificial o-ring. The first and second components have respective first and second openings that are aligned with each other and receive the locking pin. The second opening has a square edge located adjacent to a recess in the first opening. The o-ring has an outside diameter greater than the diameter of the square edge and an inside diameter less than the diameter of the square edge when assembled. The locking pin is inside of the first and second openings, with the o-ring inside of the recess. To release the components, the locking pin is moved out of the first opening to shear the o-ring against the square edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Inventor: Charles T. Webb
  • Patent number: 8388796
    Abstract: A metal member (3) is bonded with an adhesive (6) to have a bond strength higher than the basic material strength of the metal member (3). A metal insertion coupling has a socket portion (4) in which an insertion hole (2a) for inserting the end portion of the metal member (3) is formed. The socket portion (4) has a tapered outer surface extending from the opening end to the back side. The tensile strength of the socket portion (4) at the deepest position along the center line of the insertion hole is equal to or higher than the tensile strength of the metal member (3) in the direction of the center line. The insertion hole (2a) has a width 0.2 mm-0.6 mm larger than that of the end portion of the metal member (3). The end portion of the metal member (3) is pressed into the insertion hole (2a), and an adhesive exists densely between the end portion of the metal member (3) and the surface of the insertion hole (2a), by quenching or cold working the end portion of the metal member (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Nihonkansen Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masato Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20130043677
    Abstract: Described is a sealing system for use at high pressure. End-face seals minimize the sealing radius and therefore allow various fittings—including known ferrule fittings—to be used in high-pressure systems. End-face seals at such high pressure may require smooth surfaces. In order to reduce cost, an end-face preparation tool forges a dimple into the end face to mechanically deform and smooth the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventor: James David Gibson
  • Publication number: 20120318519
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for controlling fluid flow in a blowout preventer. In one embodiment, an apparatus for connecting fluid lines includes a socket fluid connector and a plug fluid connector. Each connector includes a flow channel. The plug fluid connector is detachably connectable to the socket fluid connector at a connection end of the plug and socket fluid connectors such that the flow channels align. Each of the socket and plug fluid connectors includes a check valve in the flow channel. The check valve is configured to prevent fluid flow through the connector flow channels while the plug and socket fluid connectors are not connected, and to enable bidirectional fluid flow through the connector flow channels while plug and socket fluid connectors are connected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ronald W. Webb
  • Publication number: 20120272928
    Abstract: An exhaust adapter A having an inner tubular wall 41 forming a through hole 40 communicating with an exhaust port 14, an outer tubular wall 42 surrounding the inner tubular wall 41, and an annular concave part 43 formed between the inner tubular wall 41 and the outer tubular wall 42. One of at least two types of exhaust pipes having different pipe diameters can be selectively connected as an exhaust pipe 2 by utilizing either the through hole 40 or the annular concavity 43. Height H1 of the inner tubular wall 41 is designed to be lower than height H2 of the outer tubular wall 42. Drain flowing in the annular concave part 43 is prevented from flowing out around the outer tubular wall 42 and furthermore the exhaust adapter A can be accurately used for various types of exhaust pipes with different pipe diameters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: NORITZ CORPORATION
    Inventor: SHUJI KAMEYAMA
  • Publication number: 20120267891
    Abstract: A connecting socket for a filter hose has an inner part having a first contact surface extending in circumferential direction on the inner part and an outer part having a second contact surface extending in circumferential direction on the outer part. A contact section of a filter hose is contacting the first and second contact surfaces when secured on the connecting socket. The outer part has an outer sleeve that is pushed onto the inner part such that the contact section of the filter hose is clamped between the first and second contact surfaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Walz, Anton Kreiner, Michael Maier, Fabian Wagner
  • Publication number: 20120261915
    Abstract: A coupling for a suction line having a corrugated outer surface defining a valley between the corrugations used in connection with an emergency vehicle, the coupler comprising a collar having an inner surface, an internal projection formed on the inner surface of the collar and adapted to be received in the valley of the suction lines to restrict axial movement of the suction line relative to the collar, a receiver formed in the collar axially outward of the internal projection, a shank having a first portion adapted to he inserted within the suction line and a second portion extending outward of the first portion, wherein the second portion is adapted to attach the hose shank to the emergency vehicle, a flange extending radially outward between the first portion and the second portion, and a fastener adapted to selectively extend from the receiver radially inward relative to the flange when located axially outward of the flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: RED HEAD BRASS, LLC
    Inventor: Richard Zerrer
  • Publication number: 20120248764
    Abstract: A coupling for attachment to a conduit having an insertion end is disclosed. An outer surface of the insertion end of the conduit may be smooth and free of grooves, flanges and beads. A first member defines a first passageway. A second member defines a second passageway. The first member may be in spin weld engagement with the second member. A gripping ring having an inner edge defining a series of teeth may be disposed within the second member. A support ring and O-ring may also be disposed within the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: ORBIT IRRIGATION PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Kent C. Ericksen, Stuart Eyring, Tres Wangsgaard, Scot Hoskisson
  • Publication number: 20120242078
    Abstract: A connection device for the plug connection of at least one media line includes a housing part with at least one reception orifice for plugging in a plug portion connected or connectable to the at least one media line. The housing part includes a basic part and an insert part. The basic part is releasably connected with a form fit to the insert part via a latching connection. The latching connection holds the insert part releasably and is formed by a C-shaped spring clip which is seated on the outside of the basic part and engages with at least one latching extension radially through an orifice of the basic part into a circumferential latching groove of the insert part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventors: Harald Hagen, Andreas Suhr, Reiner Mitterer
  • Publication number: 20120228872
    Abstract: This invention concerns a fitting component for receiving a tube. The tube has a tube end inserted through a ferrule, the portion of the tube end extending beyond the ferrule being called a pilot. The fitting component comprises a body including a cavity for receiving the tube end and the ferrule. The cavity is defined by an inner lateral wall and opens on an extremity of the body. The cavity includes a pilot receiving section and a channel connecting the cavity to another portion of the body. A radial annular flange is located at the interface of the pilot receiving section with the channel. The flange has an annular sealing lip protruding towards the cavity. The sealing lip is for forming a seal with a radial surface of the pilot, advantageously reducing dead volumes within the fitting component when in use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: MECANIQUE ANALYTIQUE INC.
    Inventor: Yves Gamache