Packed Patents (Class 285/335)
  • Publication number: 20150008669
    Abstract: A pipe joint is connected with a connecting pipe, and includes a pipe joint body and a nut member. When the connecting pipe formed with a bead expanded in the radial direction is connected with this pipe joint, a male thread of the pipe joint body is engaged with a female thread of the nut member to hold the bead between a tapered face and a tapered face. In addition, the joined portion between the bead and the tapered face forms a first sealed portion, and a joined portion between the bead and the tapered face forms a second sealed portion. Still further, a tapered face of the pipe joint body is joined with the tapered face of the nut member to form a third sealed portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Hiroaki Makino
  • Publication number: 20140327241
    Abstract: An ion transport membrane assembly comprising a pressure vessel, a plurality of planar ion transport membrane modules having ceramic conduits, one or more gas manifolds having metal conduits, and multi-layer seals connecting the ceramic conduits to the metal conduits. The multi-layer seals comprise two or more compliant gasket layers and one or more shear gasket layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen Clyde Tentarelli, Andrew Wilson Wang, Lori Lucille Anderson, Eric Minford, Richard Paul Underwood
  • Publication number: 20140224720
    Abstract: Adapter for a water cleaning having a first and second connection mechanism each for connecting a first and second mechanical part to the adapter. A first and second connection surface of the adapter is defined by the surface of the adapter enclosed within the first and second connection mechanism by the first and second mechanical part, respectively, when the first and second mechanical part is connected to the first and second connection mechanism, respectively. A first conduit is provided connecting a first opening in the first connection surface and a second opening in the second connection surface. A second conduit connects a second opening in the first connection surface and a first opening in the second connection surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Guido Kohler
  • Publication number: 20140110936
    Abstract: Provided are a fixing device for a lower-stage member which facilitates a leveling operation for making upper surfaces of lower-stage members coplanar, and can further enhance a vibration absorbing effect generated by an elastic member, and a fluid control device which includes the fixing device. A fixing device for a lower-stage member is configured such that respective lower-stage members are fixed once and, thereafter, a desired lower-stage member is moved upwardly against an elastic force so as to finely adjust positions of upper surfaces of a plurality of lower-stage members. The elastic member is formed of an annular body made of rubber or a synthetic resin. A cutout which imparts the elastic deformation by bending when a force in the vertical direction is applied to the elastic member is formed on an upper portion and a lower portion of an inner peripheral surface of the elastic member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Tsutomu Shinohara, Takahiro Matsuda, Tomohiro Nakata, Michio Yamaji
  • Publication number: 20140084583
    Abstract: A hollow conduit is provided. In another aspect, a quick connector, suitable to carry fluid therethrough, is made of layers of material, a light curable material and/or multiple built-up materials. Another aspect uses a three-dimensional printing machine to emit material from an ink jet printing head to build up a conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: A. RAYMOND ET CIE
    Inventors: Todd L. Hemingway, Nicholas Jackson
  • Publication number: 20130341918
    Abstract: A faucet fast connector comprises a connecting part and an outflow part. The connecting part includes a plate used to allow water inflow and configure through holes. The outflow part includes an accommodating element having a stopper to allow an end of an elastic element to abut against, an accommodating area inside the accommodating element, a gasket located in the accommodating area and having a flow guide hole for forming displacement with the through hole, a blocking element located on the other side of the elastic element and corresponding to the gasket, and an air hole located under the accommodating area and connected in communication with the inside and outside of the accommodating element. Exterior air can enter into the air hole to drain out the water remaining in the outflow part thereby preventing frozen water problems under low temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: Yu-Ching YEH
  • Publication number: 20130300111
    Abstract: A pipe connection apparatus or assembly 10 for use in applications in, e.g., the oil and gas industry, comprises an engagement member 20 adapted to engage an end region 41 of a pipe 40 when said pipe 40 is connected to a structure, wherein the engagement member 20 comprises a composite material 60 formed of at least a matrix 61 and one or more reinforcing fibres 62 embedded within the matrix 61, and the construction of the composite material 60 of the engagement member 20 is configured to accommodate the end region 41 of the pipe 40.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Charles Alexander Tavner, Martin Peter William Jones, Richard Damon Goodman Roberts
  • Patent number: 8567513
    Abstract: A connector to secure a blow out preventer to a casing head of a well or wellhead or other tubing and a method of securing a blow out preventer to the well tubing utilizing the connector. The connector may be configured to secure the blow out preventer adapter to the well tubing and provide, within fifteen minutes, a seal operable to withstand ten thousand pounds per square inch of pressure. The connector may include both a hydraulically operated locking segment and a separate mechanical locking segment, and wherein both locking segments may be transitioned from a fully retracted position to a fully locked position within fifteen minutes. The connector may be configured to accommodate up to ten degrees of misalignment between the blow out preventer and the tubing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: T-3 Property Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Lacheny, Wassee Syed, Saurabh Kajaria
  • Publication number: 20130207386
    Abstract: A seal member for sealingly securing a first and a second pipe at a crimp connection, the seal member including a ring-shaped body having an outer diameter and an inner diameter. A plurality of protrusions are formed on the ring-shaped body and extend radially outwardly from the outer diameter. The ring-shaped body permits fluid to pass around adjacent protrusions prior to attaining the crimp connection and inhibits fluid from passing therearound subsequent to attaining the crimp connection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Mueller Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Mueller Industries, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130193684
    Abstract: A clamp has body portions adapted to be secured together and a longitudinally arranged seal device for sealing between the body portions. The seal device is located in a groove provided in an interface surface of one of the body portions and, in use, the seal device provides sealing between the clamp portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: STATS (UK) LIMITED
    Inventor: STATS (UK) Limited
  • Publication number: 20130140814
    Abstract: Disclosed is a recess for O-ring, the recess including both lateral walls facing the O-ring formed each in a convexly curved shape toward the O-ring, and a floor surface connected to the curved lateral walls, wherein each of the curved lateral walls and the floor surface is formed at a first part to have a depth smaller than a diameter of the O-ring, and a surface facing a second part opposite to the first part is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: LG Innotek Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: WOONGSEON RYU
  • Publication number: 20130062878
    Abstract: An exhaust pipe connecting structure includes a first exhaust pipe, a second exhaust pipe, a seal member, and a gasket. The second exhaust pipe is a separate part from the first exhaust pipe. The second exhaust pipe is connected to the first exhaust pipe and defines an exhaust passage together with the first exhaust pipe. The seal member is located between the first exhaust pipe and the second exhaust pipe in a connecting portion where the first exhaust pipe and the second exhaust pipe connect. The gasket is arranged between the seal member and the exhaust passage in the connecting portion where the first exhaust pipe and the second exhaust pipe connect together. The gasket has a heat resistant property.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventors: Koichi NAKAYAMA, Toshio SUZUKI, Katsumi OCHIAI
  • Publication number: 20120305319
    Abstract: A joint assembly, including a first member including an indicator; a second member operatively arranged to sealingly engage the first member via a seal element, the indicator operatively arranged to provide an indication when the first member has been engaged with the second member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Jacob M. Zachry
  • Publication number: 20120299292
    Abstract: A first component and a second component are connected with each other in a manner that a first passage of the first component and a second passage of the second component communicate with each other through a communication part. A seal component is disposed between the first component and the second component to provide a sealing between the first passage and the second passage. A ring component is arranged to surround the communication part, and is located adjacent to the communication part rather than the seal component. The ring component restricts the communication part from having an excess increase in a cross-sectional area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Inventors: Hiroshi Watanabe, Akihito Higashihara, Toshikazu Matsuda
  • Publication number: 20120291905
    Abstract: Connector for a fluid line, a fluid line and a method of forming a fluid line. The connector includes a housing having an outlet opening through which at least one auxiliary element is guidable out of the housing, a pipe connection connectable to a pipe, a connection geometry connectable to a counter element, and an elastomeric body structured and arranged so that the at least one auxiliary element is guidable therethrough in a passage direction. The elastomeric body is structured so that, in the event of an application of pressure parallel to the passage direction, the elastomeric body expands perpendicularly to the passage direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Carsten ECKARDT, Knut SEIBEL, Bruno JACKSTEIT, Cameron READ, Andreas BAUER, Stephan MANN
  • Publication number: 20120241560
    Abstract: A method and apparatus comprises a first section, a second section, and a middle section. The first section is configured to be connected to a first structure. The second section is configured to be connected to a second structure. The first structure and the second structure are connected to each other at a joint. The middle section is located between the first section and the second section. The middle section has a length that is configured to change in response to a movement between the first structure and the second structure. The first section, the middle section, and the second section form a cover that is configured to form a seal for the joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Marcus Alexander Clarence Erickson
  • Publication number: 20120227850
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tube coupling (TC2) for connecting an object (22) to one end of a tube (20) in a UHV tight manner, withstanding pressures up to several hundred bars and accommodating temperature differences from heating or cooling, said tube coupling (TC2) comprising said tube (20) and a tube fitting (10), wherein said tube fitting (10) comprises a basically cylindrical body (11) with a first central bore for receiving said tube (20), such that said tube (20) is axially supported by a radially extending shoulder (18) at the inner end of said first central bore, and wherein said tube (20) is pressed with its end face against said radially extending shoulder (18) by means of a gripping arrangement (13, 14, 15). The vacuum capability is achieved with simple components by providing a gasket (21) between said end face of said tube (20) and said radially extending shoulder (18) at the inner end of said first central bore (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Alexander Howard, Rico Chandrasekharan, Giovanna Davatz
  • Publication number: 20120223521
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided having a fluid connector assembly. The fluid connector assembly may include a face seal positioned between connectors. The face seal may include an o-ring having an asymmetrical outer profile. The face seal may include a top lobe, an outer lobe, and an inner lobe. The outer lobe may be positioned under a groove retaining lip of the connector assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Applicant: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventor: George J. Kotz
  • Publication number: 20120187678
    Abstract: Fittings are provided for use with different types of tubing. One such fitting includes a gripping member having a sharp tube indenting edge that provides a seal between the tube gripping member and the tube. Another such fitting includes a tube gripping member having a body indenting edge that provides a seal between the tube gripping member and a fitting body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Peter C. Williams, George A. Carlson, Andrew P. Marshall, Mark A. Clason, Mark A. Bennett, Jeffrey M. Rubinski, Mark D. Bearer, Dale C. Arstein
  • Publication number: 20120169999
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of assembling three-dimensional display apparatus, comprising the steps of: providing a support unit comprising a projector mounting and a screen mounting surface with a first aperture therethrough; providing a screen unit, the screen unit comprising a diaphragm and an inflatable screen affixed thereto, the diaphragm defining a second aperture in communication with the interior of the inflatable screen; bringing the screen mounting surface and the diaphragm into contact so as to align the first aperture with the second aperture; and securing the support unit to the screen unit to thereby create a seal between the support surface and the diaphragm around the first and second apertures, wherein the seal is sufficiently gas tight to enable inflation of the screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: William George Grey Cavendish, Oliver Roland Collier, Andrew Charles Crofts, Alan Miller Suttie, Alex Graham Mitchell
  • Publication number: 20120153610
    Abstract: Rapid transfer port (RTP) systems for transferring articles between two environments (e.g., an isolator barrier system and a transfer container) are provided. Such systems may be adapted to be mated to one another by a docking operation. More particularly, such systems may provide a container assembly for use with an RTP of the type that does not require the transfer container port (beta port) which mates, for example, with the isolator barrier system port (alpha port) to breach the integrity of the container until attachment to the isolator barrier system port (alpha port 9). The container assembly may have an enclosure that, during docking, is not required to be exposed to the clean environment such as an isolator barrier system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas Mitchel Young
  • Publication number: 20120153613
    Abstract: Connector part comprising a body part for connecting to a counterpart for creating a fluid tight seal when fitted together. The connector part also comprises a seal element made of resilient material and a space which is capable to receive the seal element made of resilient material when the fluid tight seal is made. The connector part can be used for forming a fluid tight connection structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Jani Kauppi, Heikki Haveri
  • Publication number: 20120090728
    Abstract: A system for filling a jar with powdery material, for example for the manufacture of nuclear fuel, including a device for connection between the jar and a material feed system, where the device includes: a stationary connection portion connected to the feed system, a connection portion which moves relative to the stationary connection portion intended to be connected to the container's filling orifice, where the moving connection portion includes in the area of a downstream end a lip seal to achieve a tight connection by contact with the contours of the jar's filling orifice and where the said downstream end is connected to the stationary connection portion by a bellows so as to provide mechanical disengagement between the downstream end of the moving connection portion and the stationary connection portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2010
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Applicant: AREVA NC
    Inventor: Patrice Duval
  • Patent number: 8062011
    Abstract: A compressor includes an ejector oil pump which sucks the oil from an oil reservoir in the bottom part of a sealed container to an oil passage formed in a rotary shaft, and the ejector oil pump includes an oil suction pipe having one end connected to the oil passage and the other end which opens in the oil reservoir, and an ejector pipe having one end which communicates with the discharge side of a compressor mechanism portion and the other end inserted into the opening of the other end of the oil suction pipe to open. The inner diameter of the other end of the oil suction pipe is larger than the outer diameter of the other end of the ejector pipe, and the other end of the oil suction pipe is provided with first and second dowel portions which position the other end of the ejector pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Katsuyuki Takeda, Dai Matsuura
  • Publication number: 20110278839
    Abstract: A gasket loop includes a gasket shape with a first portion characterized by a cross-sectional view. The first portion in the cross-sectional view includes a substantially elongated body characterized by a height, a first end characterized by a height, a tip, a width enlarged relative to the body, and a tapered backside. The tapered backside is integral with the body. The first portion in the cross-sectional view additionally includes a distal second end connected to the body. A fluid-pressure joint assembly and a method of sealing such a joint via the gasket loop are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Inventors: Curt R. Danielewicz, Manmeet S. Pannu, James B. Hicks
  • Publication number: 20110266006
    Abstract: A connector to secure a blow out preventer to tubing or a casing head of a well or wellhead and a method of securing a blow out preventer to the well utilizing the connector. The connector may be configured to secure the blow out preventer adapter to the wellhead and provide, within fifteen minutes, a seal operable to withstand ten thousand pounds per square inch of pressure. The connector may include both a hydraulically operated locking segment and a separate mechanical locking segment, and wherein both locking segments may be transitioned from a fully retracted position to a fully locked position within fifteen minutes. The connector may be configured to accommodate up to ten degrees of misalignment between the blow out preventer and the tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: T-3 PROPERTY HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Michael A. LACHENY, Wassee SYED, Saurabh KAJARIA
  • Publication number: 20110260451
    Abstract: A barrier seal includes a bulkhead having a first end, a second end and a surface extending between the first end and the second end. The barrier seal further includes a rib extending radially outwardly from the surface of the bulkhead. The rib defines a first sealing profile extending from a first side of the rib and a second sealing profile extending from a second side of the rib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: October 27, 2011
    Inventors: Nathan Kathol, Vi (Jim) Nguy
  • Publication number: 20110186497
    Abstract: A sealing configuration is configured for sealingly coupling a first fluid flow path of a first device to a second fluid flow path of a second device. The sealing configuration comprises a contact surface comprising a structure configured for increasing a surface pressure when coupling the first device to the second device. The contact surface comprises a metal coating configured for increasing sealing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventors: Joachim Wagner, Hans-Georg Haertl
  • Publication number: 20110156386
    Abstract: A shimmed joint between two components includes a first component having a first surface and a first passage extending to the first surface, and a second component having a second surface and second passage extending to the second surface. A shim is also provided. A fastener is arranged to fasten the first component relative to the second component with the shim disposed between the first surface and the second surface such that an opening in the shim aligns with and permits flow communication between the first passage and the second passage. A gasket is provided and includes a tubular portion received in at least one of the first passage and the second passage and a flange portion extending outwardly from the tubular portion and contacting the first surface and the second surface. A method of forming a shimmed joint is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: Mack Trucks, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Malinowski, Matthew Elliott, Mark Winders
  • Publication number: 20110138605
    Abstract: A tubing termination comprises a termination portion adapted to make a fluid connection and a tube attachment portion, adapted to receive a tube and to be crimped or swaged. The tube attachment portion comprises a retention mechanism that is adapted to be manipulated during crimping or swaging to bite the tube so as to lock the tube attachment portion relative to the tube. This retention mechanism may take the form of a deformable bite ring, a deflectable c-insert, irregularities defined on an inner surface of the tube attachment portion, and/or the like. The tube attachment portion also may include a resilient sealing mechanism adapted to provide a seal between the tube and the tube attachment portion, and thereby a fluid-tight connection between the tube and the termination portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Applicant: Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan C. Swift, Todd A. Eyster, Geoffrey R. Keast, Donald R. Gilbreath
  • Publication number: 20110006518
    Abstract: A compression seal, for a conduit fitting comprising a body and an insert, is disclosed. The compression seal comprises an annular trunk having a first end, a second end and an outwardly bulbous section therebetween. A sealing surface is provided on an outer portion of the bulbous section and a resiliently deformable element is provided at or adjacent the first end of the trunk. An assembly comprising a first conduit, a second conduit and a fitting including a compression seal as described above, is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Inventor: Adrian Roger Poulton
  • Publication number: 20100320755
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for mechanically attached connections of conduits may include a conduit gripping member (34), a drive member (36), and a seal member (48), the drive member (36) causing axial movement of the conduit gripping member (34) to indent into an outer surface of the conduit when the assembly is pulled-up, the drive member (36) causing the seal member (48) to form a zero clearance seal at a location that is axially spaced from the conduit gripping member (34). The zero clearance seal may comprise a face seal arrangement including a gasket (48), and the conduit gripping member (34) may be a ferrule, ring or other device that can grip and optionally seal against the conduit outer surface. The assembly may include an optional sensing function for detecting or sensing a characteristic or condition of an assembly component or the fluid or both.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Publication date: December 23, 2010
    Inventors: Peter C. Williams, Mark A. Clason, Mark D. Bearer, Richard A. Ales, William H. Glime, Stephen W. Moore, Sunniva R. Collins, Jeffrey S. Rayle, Joseph M. Gorley, Cal R. Brown
  • Publication number: 20100140930
    Abstract: A termination assembly for a steel tube umbilical, wherein a plurality of the elongated umbilical elements which compose the umbilical are steel tubes, said termination assembly comprising a cavity through which said tubes pass, said cavity being filled with a filler material, at least one of said tubes having at least one region of increased localised diameter at a location within said cavity to define at least one load bearing face on the tube to anchor said at least one tube within said cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Daniel Grayson, Christopher Jameson, Anthony Hanson
  • Publication number: 20100013218
    Abstract: The invention concerns the female or male member (3) of a connection (1) that can be connected with a corresponding male or female connection member (5) and includes a pusher (33) and a stop valve (35) capable of sliding axially relative to the pusher (33) for coupling to the member (3). The member (3) further includes at least one seal (34) mounted on a first part (35) selected from the pusher and the valve and capable of sealing interaction with a first portion (331) of the second part (33) selected from the pusher and the valve in an uncoupled configuration of the member (3). In the coupled configuration of the member (3), a second portion (333) of the second part (33), defining a seal (34) protection portion (333), is radially provided between the seal (34) and a main fluid flow line (V) in the member (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Publication date: January 21, 2010
    Inventors: Alain-Christophe Tiberghien, Christophe Durtexu
  • Patent number: 7578043
    Abstract: An expandable coupling arrangement for coupling first and second tubulars includes a male thread portion on an end of the first tubular and a female thread portion on an end of the second tubular. The thread portions comprise dovetail threads having flanks, roots and crests, wherein the flanks are inclined at an angle of greater than 10°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Weatherford/Lamb, Inc.
    Inventors: Neil Andrew Abercrombie Simpson, Simon John Harrall, Paul David Metcalfe, Neil James Glover, David Stephenson, Andrew Michael Duggan
  • Publication number: 20090102190
    Abstract: A connecting mechanism for a thin stainless steel pipe and a joint in accordance with the present invention includes a thin stainless steel pipe in which a chevron type projection portion is formed in an outer periphery of an end portion, a joint having an inner diameter inserting the thin stainless steel pipe and forming a male thread portion in an outer peripheral surface of an end portion, a nut having a fitting portion outwardly fitted to the thin stainless steel pipe so as to oppose to the joint on the boundary of the chevron type projection portion and having a female thread portion screwed to the male thread portion of the joint, and a packing provided between the joint and the thin stainless steel pipe wherein, a release groove is formed in a packing outer peripheral contact surface from the packing pressing surface constructing the inner side surface of the packing fitting portion of the joint to an opening end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Publication date: April 23, 2009
    Applicant: O.N. INDUSTRIES CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Ohara Koji, Tsuneto Kazuharu
  • Publication number: 20090091130
    Abstract: This invention discloses a method and an apparatus of preventing a gas leak in a pipeline, and the characteristic of expansion occurred when a hydrogen storage material absorbs hydrogen gas is used for setting the hydrogen storage material in a joint between a first pipeline and a second pipeline, such that if hydrogen leaks at the joint, the hydrogen storage material will absorb hydrogen to expand, and the expansion pressure presses the joint to give a tighter connection, so as to achieve the effects of preventing and locking a leak, and compensating a deficiency of tightness due to an accumulated error occurred during the manufacture of the first pipeline and the second pipeline.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Publication date: April 9, 2009
    Inventors: Sheng-Long Lee, Jing-Chie Lin, Che-Wei Hsu, Yu-Chou Tsai, Fu-Kai Hsu
  • Publication number: 20090015009
    Abstract: A fluid connector is provided that allows for the simultaneous sealing of multiple tubes within a single outer shell when an external radial compressive force is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Publication date: January 15, 2009
    Applicant: RASIRC
    Inventors: Jeffrey J. Spiegelman, Richard Dean Blethen
  • Publication number: 20080283136
    Abstract: The invention provides a pneumatic and/or fluidic module, a method of producing a pneumatic and/or fluidic module and the use of a pneumatic and/or fluidic module, the pneumatic and/or fluidic module comprising at least one pneumatic and/or fluidic conduit provided to form at least a part of a pneumatic and/or fluidic circuit, said at least one pneumatic and/or fluidic conduit comprising a first part along said conduit and a second part along said conduit, wherein said conduit is provided essentially leak-proof along the interface of the first and the second part by means of the first part comprising a first material at the interface of the first and the second part and by means of the second part comprising a second material at the interface of the first and the second part and wherein the first material is more compressible than the second material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Thomas KUEHNEL, Erwin MUELLER, Torsten BRIEM
  • Patent number: 7387731
    Abstract: A coupler for a spiral membrane filtration element having a spiral membrane enclosed within a rigid outerwrap includes a center support, a plurality of spokes extending outwardly from the center support, a circular rim coupled with the spokes, with the face of the rim being perpendicular to the axis of the overwrap. The rim includes a channel on its face for receiving a compressible seal, and a plurality of receptacles around its outer surface for joining two face-to-face adjacent couplers when a pair of aligned keepers is place in each receptacle. Exemplary embodiments of the coupler and filtration elements and filtration assemblies are provided, as well as an associated method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Koch Membrane Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Colby, Frederick K. Lesan, Alan M. Franks, Chang-Li Hsieh, Anjan Kumar Mukherjee
  • Publication number: 20080035326
    Abstract: A wear-resistant sealing system for introducing fracturing fluids to a wellhead comprising a tubular connector having a retaining shoulder and bridging a flange interface created between a frachead and a lower tubular structure. The tubular connector has upper and lower sealing elements above and below the flange interface and forms a contiguous bore for fluid communication of the fracturing fluids from the frachead to the lower tubular structure and wellhead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Publication date: February 14, 2008
    Inventor: Boris (Bruce) P. Cherewyk
  • Patent number: 6695357
    Abstract: A connection for threaded pipes and other tubular sections including a gasket for interposition between a first and an opposing second interface surface of the connection. The gasket includes a retainer and a generally annular seal element received in a groove formed into at least one side of the retainer. Such retainer side further is formed as having one or more channels extending extend radially through the groove and the inner or outer perimeter of the retainer. Each such channel defines a vent for relieving hydrostatic fluid pressure as the gasket is compressed between the interface surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas C. Schenk, Eugene J. Mannella
  • Patent number: 6527304
    Abstract: A connector (10) for sealing an elongated tube (14) to a body (22) comprises a nut (12) concentrically about the tube (14) proximate the flared end (16). The nut (12) has a threaded exterior portion (34) and an abutting face (42) proximate to and concentric with the exterior face (32) of the flared end (16). A non-linear spring (44) between the exterior face (32) of the flared end (16) and the abutting face(42) of the nut (12), and is displaced upon tightening of the nut (12) to the body (22) to generate a substantially constant restorative force over a portion of the displacement to urge the interior face (30) of the flared end (16) into sealing engagement with and against the shoulder (38) of the body (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Stanislav Ivanovitch Pliassounov
  • Patent number: 6494501
    Abstract: A pipe joint connecting a pipe using an anaerobic adhesive, which possesses a double pipe structure formed with an inner pipe fitting into the inner circumference side of the end of the pipe, and an outer pipe fitting into the outer circumference side of the end of the pipe, integrated with a gap between them, and a tapered surface formed with at least one or the other of the inner piper or outer pipe approaching the other; and a pleated O-ring provided on the end of the outer pipe to set the pipe in place by tightening an O-ring locking material supported by the outer pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2002
    Assignees: Nippon Electronics Technology Co., LTD, Kyokutoh Industry, Ltd., Tsukamoto Kuchosetsubi, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuuichi Gotoh
  • Patent number: 6488316
    Abstract: A sealed coupling system for flexible hose, such as corrugated hose, includes a termination fitting that mounts the sealed system to a static structure, such as a wall or the like. The system uses threaded connections to fix the hose to the fitting and to the structure and thus does not require welding, brazing or the like and has the main components thereof located on one side of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Tru-Flex Metal Hose Corp.
    Inventor: Brian K. Bowman
  • Patent number: 6481762
    Abstract: A pipe coupling for attachment to a pipe includes a sleeve. One end of the sleeve is configured to receive a pipe end. The pipe coupling also includes an annular gasket disposed within the end of the sleeve for encircling the pipe end. The coupling includes a flanged assembly for compressing the annular gasket to form a seal between the pipe and the sleeve. The sleeve and the gasket are configured so as to define a leak path between an axially inner portion of the gasket and the inner surface of the sleeve, whereby pressurized fluid from the pipe may pass along the leak path so as to pressurize a radially outer surface of the gasket and urge the gasket against the compression flange to enhance the seal between the gasket and the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2002
    Assignee: Glynwed Pipe Systems Limited
    Inventors: Brian Rex, Brian Harper
  • Patent number: 6447028
    Abstract: A fitting for connecting two components is described. The fitting may be explosion proof for use in hazardous environments. The fitting may swivel allowing fast and easy connection to fixed components, thus minimizing the time required for installation and periodic maintenance, while maintaining the integrity of the explosion proof fitting. In this way, components—such as electrical conduits containing conductors or wires—can be installed and maintained without the use of damming material. Also described is a method of installing an explosion proof fitting for use in hazardous environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Asco Controls, L.P.
    Inventors: Drew P. LaMarca, Gennaro A. Barile
  • Patent number: 6398270
    Abstract: A corrugated pipe joint for coupling corrugated pipes includes at least two joint components, each of which includes a joint main body made of a synthetic resin and including an arc-shaped portion and tightening projecting edges which are outwardly projected from circumferential end portions of said arc-shaped portion in a radial direction of the corrugated pipes to be coupled, and a watertightness-implementing packing made of an elastic material and assembled with the joint main body, the watertightness-implementing packing including an arc-shaped portion and flange edges projecting outwardly from circumferential end portions of the arc-shaped portion in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Totaku Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kouki Fukui, Hiroyuki Amatsutsu, Yasuhiro Kikumori
  • Patent number: 5842817
    Abstract: A compression or jacking ring includes a first component constructed of two layers of a material that is comparatively non-elastic and has a Poisson's ratio preferably not greater than 0.3. A second component that is comparatively elastic and has a comparatively high Poisson's ratio is sandwiched between sections of the first component. The compression ring is sized and shaped to be positioned between facing surfaces of pipe sections in a string of pipe sections utilized for forming a pipe within a pipe receiving tunnel. In particular, the compression ring is constructed to transfer a load between adjacent pipes during insertion of the pipes into a tunnel so as to spread the load over a comparatively large surface area if the pipe sections become non-axially aligned relative to one another during insertion so as to reduce the likelihood of breakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1996
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1998
    Assignee: MCP Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas M. Garrett, Lewis J. Bertalotto, Serguei Savinov
  • Patent number: RE36206
    Abstract: An improved expandable gasket, sealed joint and method of forming a sealed joint which includes a gasket having at least 5% by weight unexpanded or unexfoliated graphite. The graphite material is preferably a mixture of expanded and unexpanded graphite compressed in a sheet or other shape affixed to a metal plate. The preferred composition is 5 to 70% by weight of unexpanded graphite and 30 to 95% expanded graphite, wherein the percentage of unexpanded graphite is controlled to provide the desired gasket expansion. A more preferred composition includes at least 10% by weight unexfoliated graphite or more preferably 15 to 50% by weight. The gasket is placed between the surfaces to be sealed and clamped in place. When the joint is heated, the unexpanded graphite exfoliates, causing the gasket to swell or expand, tightly sealing the joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 4, 1999
    Assignee: Indian Head Industries
    Inventor: Hans G. Borneby