Socket Patents (Class 285/399)
  • Patent number: 11454420
    Abstract: A heat exchanger assembly includes a first heat exchanger plate and a second heat exchanger plate each include an outer boundary edge. The heat exchanger assembly also includes a service plate configured to be coupled to the outer boundary edge of each of the first and second heat exchanger plates. The service plate includes multiple sections coupled together to form a single plate, wherein each section of the multiple sections is configured to be individually removed to provide access to a space between the first and second exchanger plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Bennie D. Hoyt, Brian D. Rigg
  • Patent number: 11390158
    Abstract: A gas differentiating nozzle device includes a tubular housing made of a fuel resistant material having a perpendicularly positioned dowel passing through a near center portion of the device. A first half of the device above the dowel further comprises a plurality of concentric interior tubes in fluid communication with a second half of the device below the dowel which further comprises a plurality of rectangular vents disposed near the second half end of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventor: Samuel E. Jackson
  • Patent number: 10709316
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an endoscopic sleeve apparatus for mitigating propulsion-related epithelial tearing, said apparatus comprising: an elastomeric, pliable, and rotatable sleeve for encasing an elongated shaft member of an endoscope; any one of a right-turn or left-turn helical threading disposed on the outer surface of the sleeve from a proximal base of the endoscope and radially extending to a distal tip of the endoscope; a distal tip port opening configured for allowing at least one channel and, or lumen axially disposed within the elongated shaft member of the endoscope to be engaged to the distal tip port opening for release and, or capture of any agent; a proximal end housing comprising at least one motor coupled to at least one actuator gear, whereby said actuator is in operable communication to the rotatable sleeve via a sleeve-actuator junction seal; a finger-led control disposed on a surface of the proximal end housing and operably coupled to the motor and, or actuator gear for triggerin
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Eladio A. Vargas
  • Patent number: 10400919
    Abstract: A tube and method for sizing the effective inside diameter of the tube to a smaller effective inside diameter is provided. The method uses rollers that apply focused pressure to the tube to create a crease that reduces the effective inside diameter without substantially changing the outside envelope of the tube. The crease may be either a radius or squared. Reducing the effective inside diameter of the tube creates radiused surfaces for a self-tapping screw to cut threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Henry Alexander Braddock, III
  • Patent number: 9745733
    Abstract: A stable and variable design of a drainage structure includes a drainage body (11) and a cover (20). The cover (20) has engagement devices (13, 13?; 14, 14?; 23, 23?) when seen in a longitudinal direction of the drainage body (11), whereby the cover connects upper edges (12, 12?) of the drainage body (11) to one another transversely to the longitudinal direction in a tension-resistant manner over the entire length of the drainage body. In order to allow the use of different covers (20) for different loads, for example while using the same drainage body (11), two types of engagement devices (13, 13?; 14, 14?) are provided on the drainage body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Inventors: Hans-Julius Ahlmann, Jan Mieze, James Canney, Stephan Meier
  • Publication number: 20150061286
    Abstract: Outlet module for an emissions cleaning module includes a tubular member mounted in an aperture of a housing, an internal portion of the tubular member being located within the housing and an external portion of the tubular member cantilevering from the housing. The outlet module may allow flexibility in the location of the tubular member and thus the connection point with a section of external pipework. The outlet module may provide for the cantilevered support of the section of the external pipework so that the need for additional physical support of the section of external pipework is avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Perkins Engines Company Limited
    Inventor: Naseer A. Niaz
  • Publication number: 20140326346
    Abstract: A fluid coupling member (11) includes a housing (20) having a bore (35). A poppet (41) is slidably disposed in the bore (35). The poppet (41) engages a generally cylindrical seating surface (36) to close the bore when the poppet (41) is in a closed position. The poppet (41) is moveable in one direction to a first opened position (FIG. 3) against the bias of a spring assembly (42, 43, 44) when the fluid coupling member (11) is connected to a second coupling member (12). The poppet (41) moves in the opposite direction to a second opened position (FIG. 2) against the bias of the spring assembly when the fluid coupling member (11) is disconnected from the second coupling member (12). A filter (246) (FIG. 7) includes an enlarged diameter portion (246c) disposed in a conical opening between an enlarged diameter bore portion (239b) and a flaring member (250).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy Marquis, Michael Gose, Andrew Holst, Steve Maher
  • Publication number: 20140232108
    Abstract: A medium connector including a passage configured to allow for the flow of medium, and a multi-portion engagement surface positioned about the passage. The multi-portion engagement surface includes a first surface portion, and a second surface portion. The first surface portion is configured to provide an interference fit with a corresponding sealing surface of a mating connector. The second surface portion is configured to provide a clearance fit with the corresponding sealing surface of the mating connector. The ratio of the first surface portion and the second surface portion is selected to regulate an engagement force between the medium connector and the mating connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventor: Brian D. Tracey
  • Patent number: 8757672
    Abstract: Various embodiments of a longitudinal fitting or other fluid conduit for a piping system are provided. The fitting can comprise a body including a first portion, a second portion, and a barrier between the first and second portions. The first portion can include a first inner surface that defines a first opening that is sized and configured to receive a first piping system component. In various embodiments, the barrier can be positioned between the first inner surface and a second inner surface of the second portion; the barrier can at least partially define a reservoir. When the first piping system component is secured to the fitting by a securing liquid, such as solvent cement, the barrier and/or reservoir can resist the liquid from reaching the second inner surface, thereby reducing the likelihood that the second inner surface will become damaged or otherwise compromised by chemically reacting with the securing liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: IPEX Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Giovanni Malagnino
  • Patent number: 8684979
    Abstract: A discriminating connector system for medical use. The connector system includes a male connector and a female connector. A standoff of the male connector forms a sealed, fluid connection with a receptacle of the female connector for fluid flow between conduits connected to the male and female connectors. The construction of the connector system prevents connection of either the male or female connector to other non-conforming connectors or syringes commonly found in medical environments, such as male and female luer-lock connectors and syringes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Ciara Deighan, Paul J. Daly, Alan Fitzgerald, David Rork Swisher
  • Publication number: 20140070531
    Abstract: To provide a pipe joint having sufficient pipe drawing force, a pipe-fastening ring unit U of double elastic construction, having a C-shaped fastening ring body for clamping as an inner layer and a C-shaped elastic mounted body 10 to augment clamping force added as an outer layer of the elastic fastening ring body 5, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Hiroshi Inoue, Tomokazu Hagino, Kiyokazu Takahashi, Katsuyuki Masui
  • Patent number: 8617117
    Abstract: The invention concerns a medical tubing assembly (100) comprising: finned medical tubing (10) formed from an elongate tubular member (20) disposed with one or more longitudinal fins (21, 21?, 21?), a collar (200), slidably mountable on the finned tubing (10), equipped with a locking means and optionally one or more suture eyelets (250, 250?), said locking means configured to provide a locking force against one or more of the longitudinal fins (21, 21?, 21?). The invention allows securing of a medical tubing in situ that prevents slippage or damage to the tubing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Acrostak Corp.
    Inventors: Youri Popowski, Erwin Berger
  • Publication number: 20130343802
    Abstract: A present invention liquid dispenser comprises a fluid transfer body, a reservoir with plunger, and an extender selectively attachable to the reservoir; the elongated tube shaped member has at least one wall that forms a forward rim and extends in a tubular fashion to a rearward end; the at least one wall also forms a longitudinal slot for receiving the handle of the plunger, or a lever attached to said handle; and the slot is disposed to allow the handle or lever to travel when a user pushes the handle of the plunger towards or away from the fluid transfer body end of the elongated reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Inventor: John Vito
  • Publication number: 20130341919
    Abstract: A fluid coupling including an annular adapter with a cam receiving groove and an annular coupler slidable onto the adapter with cam levers movable to engage cams within the cam receiving groove. The adapter is made of Ultra High Density Polyethylene and has a metal insert or collar defining the cam receiving groove.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: Salco Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Vedran Dzolovic, David A. Oestermeyer, Alex V. Degutis, William R. Borowski
  • Publication number: 20130334814
    Abstract: This fluid coupling element comprises a base body (8) defining a central axis (X-X) of fit of an complementary fluid coupling element (6), a locking ring (10) a locking ball (14) that is capable of locking the complementary fluid coupling element (6) relative to the base body (8). The locking ball (14) is movable radially in the body (8) between a locking position of the complementary fluid coupling element (6), and an unlocking position. The element comprises an actuating ball (16) of the locking ring (10) adapted to be pushed into an elongated housing (18) of the base body (8) by the complementary fluid coupling element (6) so as to move the locking ring axially from a locking position, wherein the or each locking ball (14) is locked in said locking position, at least into a release position in which the or each locking ball (14) and the means for returning the locking ring to said locking position. The actuating ball (16) has a diameter (D) greater than the diameter (d) of the or each locking ball (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Alain-Christophe TIBERGHIEN, Christophe DURIEUX, Serafim MARQUES BARROCA
  • Publication number: 20130312846
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure may include a fluid connector. The fluid connector may include a holding portion and an insert portion. The holding portion may include a housing defining a channel, a sleeve disposed in the channel and defining a passage, an adapter disposed in the passage of the sleeve, and a first seal positioned between the passage of the sleeve and the adapter, wherein the first seal may include a first ridge configured to form a first fluid-tight interface with the adapter and a second ridge configured to form a second fluid-tight interface with the adapter. The insert portion may be configured to be inserted into the channel of the housing and secured to the holding portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: André Sloth Eriksen, Mikael Krog, Jan Hunskjær
  • Publication number: 20130264821
    Abstract: A connector assembly (2100,3100) includes a unitary female connector portion (100) manufactured from a singular material that includes a waisted, tapering intermediate section (101) disposed between a compression ring (102) and a luminal connector (103) and one or more finger-grasping surfaces (108,109) disposed along the waisted, tapering intermediate section. A unitary male connector portion (1200,2200), which can be single ended or double-ended, includes a protruding male connector portion (1202,2202), one or more luminal connectors (1203,2203,2233) and a convex frustum (201,1201) disposed between the protruding male connector portion and the single ended luminal connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventors: Benjamin S. Duck, John Henry Kutsch
  • Publication number: 20130241199
    Abstract: A centering device between two adjacent tubular members, such as pre-cast concrete structures used in a manhole assembly, may comprise a guide member having a sidewall and a crosspiece member. The guide member may be installed on an end of a first tubular member. The second tubular member may be stacked on top of the first tubular member. The guide member may center the first and second tubular members and may prevent horizontal displacement of the first tubular member with respect to the second tubular member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Inventor: Vincent Bussio
  • Publication number: 20130193226
    Abstract: One embodiment includes a dispenser device and container for mixing a chemical concentrate and a diluent to produce a diluted mixture. The dispenser device may include a housing, a slide, and an eductor. The container holds the chemical concentrate. The dispenser device communicates with the chemical concentrate and with the diluent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: Woods Dispensing Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Robert C. Uschold, Jeffrey A. Karg, Christopher M. Catinella, Vito Lore
  • Patent number: 8485560
    Abstract: A welding spacer includes a spacer body having a first pipe-engaging face and a second socket-engaging face. The spacer may be formed from any suitable material, including a liquid-degradable or heat-degradable composition. A spacer thickness separates the first face and the second face. The spacer thickness may comprise solid material or it may have one or more hollow portions. A peripheral edge is provided on the spacer body. One or more deformable members may be provided on the peripheral edge for retaining the spacer in a structure. The welding spacer may be incorporated in a pipe assembly that includes a first pipe segment and a second pipe segment. The first pipe segment has a socket at a first pipe end with an interior shoulder to seat the welding spacer. The second pipe segment has a second pipe end that is received in the socket and seated against the welding spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Hacikyan
  • Publication number: 20130153046
    Abstract: A fuel line assembly for an aircraft comprises a ferrule assembly comprising a ferrule affixed to an isolation tube, which may be directly affixed to a fuel tube or affixed to an extension tube, which in turn, is affixed to the fuel tube. The ferrule assembly provides electrostatic discharge protection and lightning protection as the isolation tube maintains a separation distance from the ferrule and fuel tube, both of which are made from metal. The isolation tube is made from a dielectric material, but which may have conductive particles added to aid in the dissipation of an electrostatic charge. The electrical resistance through the isolation tube has a lower limit to arrest the flow of the induced lightning current through the assembly. The amount of lightning protection afforded can be configured. The ferrule assembly components may be affixed by using thermo-welding, adhesive, or mechanical pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Hansom, James P. Irwin, Nathan Michael Kelley
  • Publication number: 20130134082
    Abstract: A fitting element (100), in particular for an HPLC application (10), is configured for providing a fluidic coupling of a tubing (102) to a fluidic device (103). The fitting element (100) comprises a gripping piece (108) to exert—upon coupling of the tubing (102) to the fluidic device (103)—a grip force (G) between the fitting element (100) and the tubing (102). The gripping piece (108) comprises a hydraulic element (170) configured to transform an axial force (S) into a hydraulic pressure (P) within the hydraulic element (170). The hydraulic pressure (P) in the hydraulic element (170) causes the grip force (G).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventor: Bernhard Dehmer
  • Publication number: 20130113206
    Abstract: A utility service apparatus having at least one utility segment with a conduit system having an elongated body. A coupling structure is positioned at both ends. The coupling structure at one end is attachable to the coupling structure at the other end. A plurality of utility service components extend through the elongated body. Coupling a first end of a first utility segment with the second end of another utility segment assembly operably connects each of the plurality of utility service components to another utility segment assembly. Some of the segment assemblies include a unit head positioned along the elongated body. The unit head has a plurality of utility service ports coupled to the utility service components. Service implements can be attached thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventors: Robert L. Irwin, Richard Dahl
  • Publication number: 20130076032
    Abstract: Disclosed is a vacuum pump exhaust pipe of a chemical vapor deposition apparatus, wherein two ports of the vacuum pump exhaust pipe are respectively connected to a vacuum pump outlet and a scrubber, and anti-sticking inner pipes are installed inside the exhaust pipe and closely contacted with inner walls of the exhaust pipe. The present invention also relates to a vacuum pump of the chemical vapor deposition apparatus. Blockage hardly occurs in the vacuum pump exhaust pipe of the chemical vapor deposition apparatus and the relevant vacuum pump according to the present invention to solve problems of the easily found blockage in the exhaust pipe, wasting the manpower and the time for clearing the exhaust pipe and the effect to the uptime of the chemical vapor deposition apparatus in the prior arts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Peng Chen
  • Publication number: 20130049361
    Abstract: A pipe connector including a connector body having a passage; a plurality of flexible pieces; a locking cap; a first stopping member; and a second stopping member. The plurality of flexible pieces is circumferentially disposed at one end of the passage. One end of each of the flexible pieces is fixedly connected to the connector body. The locking cap includes a first end close to the connector body and a second end opposite to the first end. A conical surface is formed on the internal wall of the second end. The conical surface coordinates with the external wall of the flexible pieces to lock the pipe. The first stopping member is disposed on the external wall of the connector body or the flexible pieces; and the second stopping member is disposed on the internal wall of the first end of the locking cap and coordinates with the first stopping member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: Manouchehr Salehi-Bakhtiari
  • Publication number: 20130032319
    Abstract: A heat exchanger system containing a heat exchanger coupled to a fitting. The fitting contains a tube having a heat exchanger attachment end and an opposing end. The fitting further having a sleeve, having a sleeve body connecting a first end of the sleeve to an overlapping end. The first end of the sleeve being coupled to an outer surface of the tube and the sleeve body and the second end of the sleeve being spaced from the outer surface of the tube defining a space for receiving a conduit and adapted for coupling the fitting to the conduit. Also described is a fitting that can be attached to a conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Dana Canada Corporation
    Inventors: Lee M. Kinder, Nikolas Stewart, Doug Waller
  • Publication number: 20130033034
    Abstract: A fluid connector includes an extending section including a spiked end to pierce the container port. The extending section includes at least one air conduit and at least one fluid conduit therethrough. The extending section further includes a first abutment member and second abutment member. The first abutment member is adapted to abut a first or air side of the container port upon piercing of the container port. The second abutment member is spaced from the first abutment member and is adapted to abut a second or fluid sided of the container port. The fluid connector can further include grasping members extending from the extending section to facilitate rotation of the extending section relative to the container port during piercing thereof. The fluid connector can also include a check valve in fluid connection with the air line. In several embodiments, the check valve is positioned within the extending section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: Medrad, Inc.
    Inventor: Medrad, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130026753
    Abstract: A universal pipe coupler is disclosed. The coupler has a support ring with an outer surface, a plurality of blades arranged into a blade array surrounding the support ring, each blade having a proximal end and a distal end, and a flexible restraining member moveable between an elongated position and a shortened position. Each blade proximal end is pivotally attached to the outer surface of the support ring. Each blade distal end extends radially away from the ring and is moveable between an open position and a closed position. The restraining member is positioned to slidably engage each blade, whereby when the restraining member is in the elongated position, the blades are movable to the open position and when the restraining member is in the shortened position the blades are drawn to the closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Inventor: Shaun M. Flanery
  • Publication number: 20130014851
    Abstract: A coupling (20) capable of connecting together two piping sections (30, 30) having the same outer diameter, two piping sections (40, 40) having the same inner diameter, or two piping sections (30, 40) having different diameters. The coupling (20) can have a unitary tubular structure and it can be made of the same material and in the same manner as conventional PVC piping. Installation of the coupling (20) during construction of a passageway can be accomplished in same manner as is conventionally accomplished with three distinct types of coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventor: Anthony David Gallagher
  • Publication number: 20120292901
    Abstract: Provided is plumbing adaptor including a bore piece adapted to be inserted into a cock fitting, the bore piece including an extension movable in association with the bore piece to extend toward the inside of the cock fitting as required, a horizontal piece extending from the bore piece, and a connector adapted to be connected with a tap by extending from the horizontal piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Jin Sik BONG
  • Publication number: 20120280493
    Abstract: An embodiment includes a rapid-connect coupler including a coupler body configured to convey a fluid; a coupling head at a first end of and communicating with the coupler body, the coupling head configured to transition between a coupled configuration and a de-coupled configuration. The coupler may further include a stop apparatus configured to allow the coupling head to transition from the de-coupled configuration to the coupled configuration without obstruction, and the stop apparatus may be configured to provide a hard-stop as the coupling head transitions from the coupled configuration to the de-coupled configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicant: Macro Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Howard M. Konishi
  • 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
    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: 20120248765
    Abstract: A minimum diameter full-strength pipe connection of low cost is disclosed for all services.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: JOHN WATTS
  • Publication number: 20120235407
    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: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Michael John Blackie, Ross Thomas Sawyers, Michael Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20120228873
    Abstract: A sanitary fitting has a flange portion, a connector portion, and a parabolic entrance disposed therebetween. The flange portion has a planar ring surface that defines a central opening. The connector portion defines a lumen extending from the central opening toward an outlet port. The parabolic entrance surface extends from the planar ring surface and transitions into the connector portion to define a portion of the lumen. One or more suction-relief ribs may be arranged along the surface of the flange portion and extend into the parabolic entrance. The suction-relief ribs may have a twisting curvature for causing rotation of fluid flow through the sanitary fitting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Kyle R. Steele, Carl T. Whitaker, Ravikumar Narayanan, Douglas Kimmel
  • Publication number: 20120209252
    Abstract: A body is disclosed that includes a tubular portion with an internal bore and an external surface and a first opening wherein the internal bore terminates at the first opening. The body has a second opening and a fluid passage extending through the body from the internal bore to the second opening. The internal bore is configured to couple to an external surface of a first tube and the external surface is configured to couple to an internal surface of a second tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: LUDMILA NIKITINA, Brett Franks, James Fentress
  • Publication number: 20120167669
    Abstract: A hose leakage detection system includes a ring configured to be disposed within a hose. The ring has a lateral slot formed in an outer surface, defining a first slot wall and a second slot wall. A sensor is disposed on one of the first slot wall and the second slot wall and a power source is electrically connected to the leakage detection system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Inventors: Srinivasan RAGHAVENDRA, Avamthsa SREERAM, Abhishek MUGLIKAR
  • Patent number: 8210204
    Abstract: A socket for a fluid-transfer coupling device (5) that communicates a flow path in the socket with a flow path in a plug (70) since the socket (10) and the plug are connected to each other, includes a mount panel attachment (17) arranged in the vicinity of an entry (19) of the socket allowing the plug to be inserted, and attaching the socket to a mount panel (18) and a support (35) arranged in a different position from the entry and supporting the socket. Consequently, the socket can be stably supported on the mount panel even if the flow rate of fluid is large. It is preferable that at least one part of the socket is constructed in a spigot-and-socket manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Surpass Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masahiro Hasunuma
  • Publication number: 20120161434
    Abstract: An electrically conductive hose cutting clip has at least one end tab that is shaped to provide a cutting edge for penetration of the inner layer(s) of a multiple layer fluid conveyance hose when it is clipped onto a fluid connector and the hose is installed on the fluid connector by forcing it onto the connector. The cutting action by the cutting clip provides for a relatively low resistance electrical connection between an electrically conductive layer of the hose and the fluid connector. This can be used to provide a signal path from a sensing element on or in the hose to a system electronic component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventor: Michael P. Wells
  • Publication number: 20120153615
    Abstract: A male coupling for attaching to a female coupling in which rotation of the male coupling with respect to the female coupling is limited. In one embodiment, the male coupling has one or more tabs extending from a flange, the tabs limiting rotation when the male coupling is mated to a female coupling assembly for fluid conductors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventors: Randall J. Rehder, Dodge H. Juhan
  • Publication number: 20120139237
    Abstract: In a pipe connection between a first pipe and a second pipe, wherein an end section of the one pipe is designed as a pointed end and embraced by an end section of the other pipe, which end section is in the form of a sleeve end, wherein the pointed end has a reduced diameter in comparison to the pipe circumference, it is provided that a depression extending at least over a partial region of the circumference of the pointed end is formed on that end region of the pointed end which faces away from the pipe end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventors: Karl Böhm, Walter Karpellus
  • Publication number: 20120139236
    Abstract: A pipe element has a circumferential shoulder at one end. The shoulder has an outer diameter greater than the outer diameter of the pipe element. A groove is positioned adjacent to the shoulder. The groove has a floor surface with an outer diameter less than the outer diameter of the pipe element. A bead is positioned contiguous with the groove. The bead has an apex with an outer diameter greater than the outer diameter of the pipe element. A combination of roller tools is used to cold work pipe elements and impart a desired shape to the sidewall in one method of manufacture. In another method, a spin forming tool is revolved in an orbit of increasing diameter within the pipe element captured within a die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Victaulic Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Novitsky, Earl Haas, Charles E. Wilk, JR., Scott D. Madara, Anthony J. Cuvo, Douglas R. Dole
  • Publication number: 20120090714
    Abstract: A rotatable coupling for a vacuum cleaner is described. The rotatable coupling includes: an inner conduit having an outer surface; a compressible strip disposed on the outer surface of the inner conduit; an outer conduit adapted to snugly fit over the strip and the first conduit. The rotatable coupling can include a non-reactive high-viscosity lubricant disposed on the outer surface of the inner conduit adjacent the strip. The outer conduit of the coupling can be rotatable about the inner conduit and an interference fit is formed between the inner conduit and the outer conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Steven Wayne Myers
  • Publication number: 20120068452
    Abstract: A drain pipe coupling for connecting a primary pipe having a primary width ?1 to two or more secondary pipes, said secondary pipes having a secondary width shorter than the primary width of the primary pipe, said drain pipe coupling having a cuff for connecting to the primary pipe and a transition portion connecting to the secondary openings; a downspout extension terminating in a collapsible, extendable and flexible low profile corrugated discharge pipe having a substantially symmetrical oblong cross section but not having any internal supports; a reducing insert adapter for connecting a 2 inch rectangular downspout to a 4 inch rectangular cuff comprising a first open adapter-end sized to engage with the rectangular cuff and a second open adapter-end sized to engage with the open end of said second rectangular gravity-flow drain pipe; and a gravity-flow drain pipe having a camouflage pattern displayed on a portion of the outer surface of the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Inventor: Eric M. Boettner
  • Publication number: 20120056418
    Abstract: A coupling component (60,30) having a first end (61,71) and a second end (66,76), said component having a longitudinal axis between the first end and the second end, the first end of the component comprising a first tubular portion (62,71) having a first internal diameter adapted to form a sliding fit with a first pipe section, and a first sealing means adapted such that the first end can be sealed in use to the first pipe section; the second end having a second diameter or cross-sectional area which is larger than the first diameter and wherein the second end incorporates a flange (67,77), wherein at least part of the face of said flange is in a plane substantially non-perpendicular to, or offset from, the longitudinal axis of the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Inventors: John Alexandre Boudry, Jan Ageheim
  • Publication number: 20120013121
    Abstract: A fluid connection for reducing a volume in this connection is disclosed herein. The connection includes a first connector having a first body encircling a first bore, the first body having a first sealing surface (and a second connector having a second body encircling a second bore, the second body having a second sealing surface to form a tight connection with the first sealing surface. The connection also includes a volume between the first and second connector and a protrusion in one of the first and second body. The connection further includes a cavity in a remaining one of the first and second body and which cavity is receiving the protrusion separating the volume into a first volume and a second volume, which is at a distance from the first volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventor: Kurt Peter Weckstrom
  • Publication number: 20120001414
    Abstract: A fitting for thick-walled pipes, having a contact region and a pressing region, the pressing region being arranged on the side of the contact region facing towards the pipe insertion opening, and the wall thickness in the pressing region being at least in sections less than the wall thickness in the contact region. The invention also relates to a method for producing a fitting for thick-walled pipes, in which a thick-walled pipe is radially widened in a fitting region arranged at one pipe end so that the internal diameter of the fitting region corresponds substantially to the external diameter of the pipe and the wall thickness in the fitting region corresponds substantially to the wall thickness of the rest of the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Applicant: VIEGA GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Ulrich Arning, Bernd Koschig
  • Publication number: 20120001425
    Abstract: A hydraulic coupling suitable for high pressure gas service has a male member, a female member, and a coupling member, where the male member and female member have corresponding sealing faces which mate together. The sealing face of the male member has a protruding lip member, which defines a primary seal and a second seal backwardly disposed from the primary seal. Upon application of axial force, which drives the two sealing faces together, the protruding lip member makes engaging contact with a portion of the sealing face of the female member. Upon application of further axial force, the second sealing member is deflected into a portion of the female sealing face, such that both the first sealing member and the second sealing member are in sealing contact with the female sealing face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Publication date: January 5, 2012
    Inventor: Frank Ching King Lee
  • Publication number: 20110315299
    Abstract: A pipe arrangement includes a pipe and a pipe coupling having on a front face a peripheral groove with a groove bottom. The pipe is insertable within the groove and weldable to the pipe coupling. At least one through opening structured and arranged to connect the groove to the surroundings of the pipe coupling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Carsten ECKARDT, Peter HARTMANN, Oliver STRAUSS, Peter FOLTYN