Flange Patents (Class 285/405)
  • Patent number: 10137835
    Abstract: A rear imaging device is provided. The rear imaging device is attached to a mobile object such as a vehicle, and is provided with an imaging device for imaging an area rearward of the mobile object, and a housing for housing the imaging device. At a rear end portion of the housing, drainer pieces are formed extending rearward. A plurality of the drainer pieces are formed in a circumferential direction of the housing. Tip end portions of the drainer pieces are formed narrower toward tip points thereof, with base portions of the adjacent drainer pieces being adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: MURAKAMI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidenori Sato, Kenji Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 9879714
    Abstract: A connecting rod for a reciprocating piston machine may include a hollow-cylindrical connecting rod bushing for receiving a piston pin and a hollow-cylindrical connecting rod bearing having a bearing axis running parallel to a cylinder axis of the connecting rod bushing for mounting a crank pin. An elongated shaft may extend perpendicularly to the bearing axis and be disposed between the connecting rod bushing and the connecting rod bearing for connecting the connecting rod bushing to the connecting rod bearing. The connecting rod bearing may include a connecting rod saddle which is materially connected to the shaft and a connecting rod cap which is materially separated from the shaft. A connecting rod joint may connect the connecting rod saddle to the connecting rod cap. The connecting rod joint may define a Hirth serration between the connecting rod saddle and the connecting rod cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Arnaud Pumareda, Sebastian Hemetzberger
  • Patent number: 9739175
    Abstract: An additional pad 27 is additionally and integrally arranged from an outer surface of a flange 17 opposite to a contacting side of the flange 17 to a small-diameter curved surface of a bend 19 and from there to an end of an outer surface of a part body 13. On an outer surface side of the additional pad 27, a fastening seat 27f is formed by machining. An area end PAe of a processed area PA formed by machining is positioned on the part body 13 beyond the bend 19.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignees: IHI Corporation, IHI AEROSPACE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Harada, Yu Shigenari, Koichi Inagaki, Agamu Tanaka, Tadahiro Ishigure
  • Patent number: 9494051
    Abstract: A counter plate for a turbo machine, including: a first external surface and a second external surface, which are substantially parallel; the first external surface of the counter plate creates a continuous ring or continuous ring segment and includes a first series of holes through which fasteners can pass; the second external surface of the counter plate including a plurality of surfaces for supporting heads of the fasteners, the support surfaces including a second series of holes, positioned facing the first series of holes, so that the fasteners can pass through the holes in the counter plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventor: Nicolas Fillaud
  • Patent number: 9056292
    Abstract: A barrel alignment structure for a pair of barrel sections each defining an end surface configured to abut each other is disclosed. The barrel alignment structure comprises of a plurality of alignment pins distributed on the end surface of the first barrel section. The barrel alignment structure further comprises of a corresponding number of slots defined on the end surface of the second barrel section, each slot configured to receive one alignment pin, wherein the slot has a width substantially equal to that of the alignment pin and a length larger than the width of the alignment pin permitting relative thermal expansion between the pair of barrel sections. An extruder barrel section is also disclosed. The extruder barrel section defining an end surface configured to abut the end surface of another extruder barrel section. The extruder barrel section comprises of a plurality of alignment pins distributed on its end surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Steer Engineering Private Limited
    Inventors: Babu Padmanabhan, Arunajatai Viswanathan
  • Patent number: 9009945
    Abstract: Hydraulic flange connectors connect two flange components together, and hydraulic pressure applied to ports in connector holes of one of the flanges tension the flange studs and crush the gasket between the flange components. Each connector has a piston that disposes in the connector hole and can move therein when hydraulic pressure is applied through the port by a pump. A first stud connected to the piston extends beyond one open end of the hole for connection to a first nut, while a second stud connected to the piston extending beyond another open end of the to the second flange component for connection to a second nut. A retainer having seals threads in this other open end of the hole and seals between the hole and the second stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Todd Travis, Brandon M. Cain, Ping Cai
  • Patent number: 8899274
    Abstract: An elongated pipe, having first and second ends, with each of the first and second ends thereof having an outwardly tapered portion. A tapered split collet embraces the outwardly tapered portion at the first end of the pipe and a tapered split collet embraces the outwardly tapered portion at the second end of the pipe. A pipe flange with a tapered central opening embraces the tapered split collet at the first end of the pipe. A pipe flange with a tapered central opening embraces the tapered split collet at the second end of the pipe. An adhesive material secures the pipe flanges and collets to the outwardly tapered portions at the first and second ends of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Universal Fiberglass, LLC
    Inventor: Wayne A. Grosch
  • Patent number: 8891722
    Abstract: An improved support apparatus is structured to support a dosimetry system within an interior region of a containment apparatus. The dosimetry system is supported in a region between an interior surface of the containment apparatus and an exterior surface of a reactor apparatus that is disposed within the interior of the containment apparatus. The support apparatus includes a retention apparatus having a plurality of brace elements that each have a receptacle formed therein. The receptacles are aligned with one another when installed within the interior of the containment apparatus. The support apparatus further includes a tube apparatus that includes a plurality of tube segments that are connectable together. The dosimetry system is situated within an elongated cavity formed in the tube apparatus. The tube apparatus is situated in the receptacles and thereby supports the dosimetry system on the containment apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: Joel A. Kulesza, Arnold H. Fero, Alexander W. Harkness
  • Publication number: 20140335772
    Abstract: A cooling tube includes a tube member extending from a first end to a second end through an intermediate portion having an outer surface and an inner surface. The outer surface has an outside diameter. A flange is mounted at one of the first and second ends of the tube member. The flange includes a flange body extending from a first end portion to a second end portion through an intermediate section having an outer surface and an inner surface. The inner surface defines an inside diameter. The outside diameter of the tube member is between about 0.010-inch (0.0254-cm) and about 0.030-inch (0.0762-cm) smaller than the inside diameter of the flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPROATION
    Inventors: Danielle Mansfield-Marcoux, Brian Cabello, William R. Fiske
  • Publication number: 20140333067
    Abstract: Provided is a joint which can decrease the number of kinds of parts. A bolt 5 has a shaft portion 14 which is constituted of a distal end portion on which male threads 14a are formed and a remaining portion 14b on which male threads are not formed. First and second joint members 2, 3 have the same shape. A shaft insertion hole 15 which is disposed on an abutting end surface side of the joint member and a threaded hole 16 which is communicated with the shaft insertion hole 15 and extends to an end surface of the joint member on a side opposite to an abutting end surface of the joint member are formed in the first and second joint members 2, 3.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Tsuneyuki Okabe, Shuji Moriya, Kenichi Sato, Tomohiro Nakata, Tsutomu Shinohara, Michio Yamaji
  • Publication number: 20140327239
    Abstract: An improved coupling system for joining two items together, typically in the form of copper pipes, to other copper pipes, or in the form of other fittings, includes a pair of flange couplings, each of which is independently secured to one of the items to be joined together so that when the two flange couplings are securely joined to each other by suitable fasteners received through fastening apertures in the two flange couplings, the two items are sealingly joined to one another to form a substantially water tight junction. The improvement being that the bare metal parts of the ferrous components of the coupling are coated with a protective coating, such as a copper coating, so that there is no direct contact between two dissimilar metals thereby inhibiting or preventing corrosion of the metal components of the coupling due to electrolytic or galvanic action arising from direct contact between the two dissimilar metals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Gary Paul STANLEY
  • Publication number: 20140319833
    Abstract: A method of forming a drain fixture is disclosed along with the resulting structure. The method includes the steps of aligning two preformed fabrics on top of each other, with connecting elements positioned between the fabrics and bonded to each of the two fabrics, positioning the connected two fabrics in a mold and centering the connected fabrics inside the mold by means of the connecting elements, injecting a plastic material through openings in the connecting elements, and filling the space between the two fabrics with the plastic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: William M. DeJesus, Peter Nielsen, Larry Meyers
  • Publication number: 20140174108
    Abstract: A cold trap includes a duct, which is for connecting a volume to be evacuated to a vacuum pump, and a cold panel surrounded by the duct. The duct includes an inlet flange at an evacuation target side and an outlet flange at a vacuum pump side. The outlet flange is arranged at a distance from the inlet flange in the extending direction of the duct. The inlet flange has an outer diameter larger than an outer diameter of the outlet flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Ken Oikawa
  • Publication number: 20140102091
    Abstract: A carrier housing is provided for a turbocharger arrangement to be fastened at an internal combustion engine comprising a fastening area for a mechanical fastening of the carrier housing at an internal combustion engine and with a first fastening flange for a mechanically fastening of a turbine of a high-pressure turbocharger at a carrier housing, a second fastening flange for the mechanical fastening of a turbine of a first low-pressure turbocharger at the carrier housing, and with a third fastening flange for a mechanical fastening of a turbine of a second low-pressure turbocharger at the carrier housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Walter Gauss
  • Publication number: 20140083535
    Abstract: A fitting for an intake line is provided. The fitting includes a connector piece having an intake end and a foot valve end. The intake end couples to an intake line and the foot valve end couples to a foot valve. A flange circumvents the connector piece. The intake end extends from an intake side of the flange. The foot valve end extends from a foot valve side of the flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Mathys Van Ryswyk
  • Patent number: 8652609
    Abstract: A corner plate for connecting pieces of duct that facilitates automatic feeding and provides horizontal stack stabilization. The corner plate includes sled features that provide regular and even vertical spacing when stacked. The sled features also interact with an adjacent corner plate allowing motion in a feed direction to facilitate automatic feeding while resisting lateral motion in a non-feeding direction to stabilize the stack of corner plates in a horizontal direction. The corner plate also includes tabs that prevent nesting and facilitate automatic feeding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Production Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Chris Gass
  • Patent number: 8646642
    Abstract: A floating cover roof for a storage tank has a frame assembly and multiple floating units. The frame assembly has a holding frame and an outer rim. The holding frame has multiple longitudinal beams and transverse beams. Each longitudinal beam has a connecting seat, a first holding segment and a second holding segment. Two of the transverse beams are connected to two adjacent longitudinal beams to form a locating area between the beams. The floating units are mounted in the locating areas of the frame assembly, are connected to the beams of the holding frame and each has an outer casing and a body. The outer casing is mounted in one of the locating areas of the holding frame, is connected to the adjacent beams and has a casing body and a top board. The body is mounted in the outer casing between the casing body and the top board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Float-Tek International Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Fa Su
  • Patent number: 8616590
    Abstract: Hydraulic flange connectors connect two flange components together, and hydraulic pressure applied to ports in connector holes of one of the flanges tension the flange studs and crush the gasket between the flange components. Each connector has a piston that dispose in the connector hole and can move therein when hydraulic pressure is applied through the port by a pump. A first stud connected to the piston extends beyond one open end of the hole for connection to a first nut, while a second stud connected to the piston extending beyond another open end of the to the second flange component for connection to a second nut. A retainer having seals threads in this other open end of the hole and seals between the hole and the second stud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Weatherford/Lamb, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd Travis, Brandon M. Cain, Ping Cai
  • Publication number: 20130331022
    Abstract: A fluid conditioning assembly includes a fluid conditioning device defining a passage and having a first end and a second end. A control element is supported within the passage. At least the first end includes an integral radially outwardly directed flange. The integral radially outwardly directed flange is configured to be operatively and releasably coupled to a first radially outwardly directed flange of a first duct section. A technician may release the fluid conditioning device from the first duct section to remove the fluid conditioning device from the ventilation duct system for accessing the control element of the fluid conditioning device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: Langdon Incorporated
    Inventors: Joseph P. Sandman, Michael N. Sandman
  • Patent number: 8604609
    Abstract: A semiconductor package includes a curved body and a plurality of semiconductor die. The curved body includes first and second opposing end regions and an intermediate center region. The curved body has a first inflection point at the center region, a second inflection point at the first end region and a third inflection point at the second end region. The center region has a convex curvature with a minimal extremum at the first inflection point, the first end region has a concave curvature with a maximal extremum at the second inflection point and the second end region has a concave curvature with a maximal extremum at the third inflection point. The plurality of semiconductor die are attached to an upper surface of the curved body between the maximal extrema.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Anwar A. Mohammed, Soon Ing Chew, Donald Fowlkes, Alexander Komposch, Benjamin Pain-Fong Law, Michael Opiz Real
  • Publication number: 20130324028
    Abstract: A damper access assembly includes an adapter and a removable damper access duct section for use in a ventilation duct system to access a damper. The adapter includes a radially outwardly directed flange. Each of the ends of the damper access duct section includes a radially outwardly directed flange. The flange of the adapter is configured to be operatively and releasably coupled to one of the flanges of the damper access duct section. The other second flange at the other end of the damper access duct section is configured to be operatively and releasably coupled to the ductwork. A technician may release the damper access duct section from the adapter and from the ductwork and remove the damper access duct section to access the damper. The damper access assembly may include one or more clamps that cooperate with the flanges of the adapter and the removable access duct section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: LANGDON INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Joseph P. Sandman, Michael N. Sandman
  • Publication number: 20130307266
    Abstract: An anchoring assembly in a downhole tool, the assembly including a first tubular member, a second tubular member coupled to the first tubular member, and an anchoring block disposed between the first tubular member and the second tubular member. The anchoring block includes a body having a central axis defined therethrough and a central bore formed therethrough, a contact crown, in which at least one annular flow channel is formed between the contact crown and the body, and a contact ring configured to engage at least a portion of the first tubular member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel Manwill, Jonathan Marshall, Jacques Orban, Ray R. Sherrill
  • Publication number: 20130207382
    Abstract: A mating connection assembly permits quick and efficient connection and disconnection of tubular goods and equipment. A female box-end connection member has a body, a central through-bore, a bowl-like receptacle section having a tapered internal surface and inwardly-extending load shoulder members along the tapered internal surface, grouped in stacks of spaced-apart rows. A mating male pin-end connection member has a body section, a tapered pin extension, a central through-bore and lug members on the outer surface of the tapered pin extension. The tapered pin extension of the male pin-end connection member can be stabbed into the female box-end connection member and partially rotated. When joined in mating relationship, the connection assembly provides a fluid pressure seal, supports high-tensile axial loading and permits the transmission of torque through the connection assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: PREMIERE, INC.
    Inventor: PREMIERE, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130200611
    Abstract: A device (4) is for connection between a component (2) of an air-conditioning loop (1) and a heat exchanger (3), including at least one channel (6.1, 6.2) through which a fluid (9.1, 9.2) can flow. The device includes an inner part (11) having at least one collar (12.1, 12.2) at least partially defining a channel (10.1, 10.2) and capable of engaging with an opening (6.1, 6.2) of the exchanger (3), and an outer part (15) mounted against the inner part (11), having at least one end piece (16.1, 16.2) at least partially defining the channel (10.1, 10.2) and capable of engaging with an opening of the component (2). The invention also relates to a heat exchanger provided with the connection device (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: VALEO SYSTEMES THERMIQUES
    Inventors: Jimmy Lemee, Christophe Denoual, Alain Pourmarin
  • Patent number: 8424921
    Abstract: A coupling made of composite material including a polymer matrix reinforced by a fiber structure is disclosed. The coupling includes a structural portion reinforced by a main fiber structure, and a first machining portion reinforced by a first fiber structure that is distinct from the main fiber structure. The matrices of the structural portion and of the first machining portion are identical. The first machining portion is situated on at least a fraction of the main face of the structural portion and is machined in a first machining surface, and there is no intersection between the first machining surface and the fibers of the main fiber structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Francois Marie Paul Marlin, Philippe Verseux
  • Publication number: 20130082464
    Abstract: A suction connection, including a first flange that includes a centrally located through hole and is arranged to be connected to an outlet of a suction pipe and a second flange that includes a centrally located through hole and that is arranged to be connected to an inlet of a dry installed centrifugal pump. The suction connection includes a first pipe socket, which is displacable in the axial direction between an operative position in which said first pipe socket disengageably connects the first flange and the second flange and thereby puts the through hole of the first flange in fluid communication with the through hole of the second flange, and a service position in which the first pipe socket is located at a distance from the second flange and thereby admit access to the through hole of the second flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: XYLEM IP HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventor: Bengt Södergård
  • Publication number: 20130037932
    Abstract: A semiconductor package includes a curved body and a plurality of semiconductor die. The curved body includes first and second opposing end regions and an intermediate center region. The curved body has a first inflection point at the center region, a second inflection point at the first end region and a third inflection point at the second end region. The center region has a convex curvature with a minimal extremum at the first inflection point, the first end region has a concave curvature with a maximal extremum at the second inflection point and the second end region has a concave curvature with a maximal extremum at the third inflection point. The plurality of semiconductor die are attached to an upper surface of the curved body between the maximal extrema.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
    Inventor: INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG
  • Publication number: 20130032238
    Abstract: A locking mechanism for a stop flange is provided with a screw having a head with at least one circumferential channel, and a screw gasket disposed on the at least one circumferential channel. A bushing receives the head in a cavity that forms a housing for the head and screw gasket. The bushing may be provided with a lip that engages a shoulder on a radial bore in a stop flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: DRESSER, INC.
    Inventors: Scott A. Butler, Andrew P. Steffan, Michael A. Zampogna, JR.
  • Publication number: 20130033036
    Abstract: A fastening device includes an annular flange connected to an air intake, an annular flange connected to a powerplant pressed against the annular flange and fastening elements that allow the annular flanges to be linked, and for at least a first fastening element, a blade is fitted between the fastening element and the annular flange, the blade consisting of at least a central part linked to the first fastening element, radially mobile relative to the annular flange, and at least one part offset for which at least radial centripetal displacement is limited relative to the annular flange, the two parts being offset along the direction of the circumference.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS (SAS)
    Inventors: Alain Porte, Stéphane Dida, Matthieu Fargues, Martial Marro
  • Publication number: 20130005180
    Abstract: A coaxial cable connector configured to couple a coaxial cable having a conductive shield around a dielectric insulator and a mating connector is provided. The coaxial cable connector includes a fastener configured to engage the mating connector, a body coupled to the fastener, and a post received within the fastener, the post comprising a non-conductive plastic member having a conductive plating applied to the exterior thereof. The conductive plating is configured to provide a conductive path between the conductive shield of the coaxial cable and at least one of the fastener and the mating connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Allen Lee Malloy, Gary A. Knaus
  • Publication number: 20120324844
    Abstract: A filtration system for use in a turbine flow path is provided. The filtration system includes a cartridge filter and an attachment portion coupled to the cartridge filter, the attachment portion configured to couple the cartridge filter to a tube sheet, such that the tube sheet is secured within an annular cavity defined between a first flange and a second flange extending from the attachment portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventor: Tian Xuan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20120312502
    Abstract: A cooling system for a wind tunnel (100) is disclosed. The heat exchanger (200) of the present disclosure is formed as a turning vane assembly in an airflow duct of a re-circulating wind tunnels. The individual vanes (201) are formed from extruded aluminum with coolant fluid channels (206, 207, 208) running continually down the length of the vane. One or more channels can be used, depending on the application of vane and the cooling capacity needed. The exterior of the vanes are formed in an airfoil shape to efficiently turn the air flow the de-sired amount in a manner well known in the art. The turning vanes are connected to a fluid supply (204) with single piece connectors (202) that removably attach to the turning vanes. In the depicted embodiment the connectors are attached with screws. In the depicted embodiment the connectors are formed as a single piece in a two-piece injection mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: SKYVENTURE INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: N. Alan Metni, Mark Arlitt
  • Publication number: 20120301355
    Abstract: A method and device for sterilizing a flange connection including a sealing seat used for establishing a connection between product-bearing pipelines, and where the sealing seat of the flange connection is treated by thermal energy input from the not product-bearing side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Dirk Leutz, Matthias Weinzierl, Jörg Zacharias, Torsten Runge
  • Patent number: 8314487
    Abstract: A semiconductor package includes a curved body and a plurality of semiconductor die. The curved body includes first and second opposing end regions and an intermediate center region. The curved body has a first inflection point at the center region, a second inflection point at the first end region and a third inflection point at the second end region. The center region has a convex curvature with a minimal extremum at the first inflection point, the first end region has a concave curvature with a maximal extremum at the second inflection point and the second end region has a concave curvature with a maximal extremum at the third inflection point. The plurality of semiconductor die are attached to an upper surface of the curved body between the maximal extrema.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Anwar A. Mohammed, Soon Ing Chew, Donald Fowlkes, Alexander Komposch, Benjamin Pain-Fong Law, Michael Opiz Real
  • Publication number: 20120247599
    Abstract: An irrigation pipe connector has a core that is adapted to connect to an irrigation element and a wing that is attachable to a wall of a pipe. The wing is provided with resiliency to allow the connector to deform in response to changing fluid pressures in the pipe. In addition, the wing may be provided with a thin segment in order to reduce potential damage during welding of the wing to the wall of the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Applicant: Netafim Ltd.
    Inventors: Abed Masarwa, James Wallace Belford
  • Publication number: 20120248768
    Abstract: A corner flange connection member for joining flanges of duct sections, includes two leg portions joined together in an angular relationship by a corner portion, the connection member being substantially flat and including at least one opening for receiving a fastening member having a threaded portion, the threaded portion having a root diameter, the opening being defined by two joined and offset partially rounded openings, at least one of the offset partially rounded openings having a sectional extent between opposite sides thereof about equal to the root diameter of the threaded portion of the fastening member, the offset being about equal to a thread height of threads of the threaded portion of the fastening member, and the sides of the offset openings being joined generally tangentially. The opening or openings can be located in the corner portion or one or both of the leg portions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Herbert J. Fischer
  • Publication number: 20120247598
    Abstract: A bolt (35) comprising a threaded shaft (36), and a heating element (37) for heating the shaft (36) is disclosed along with a method for securing a first part and a second part of a pipeline system together with the bolt (35). The method includes the steps of: heating the bolt (35) by heating the heating element (37); and securing the heated bolt to the first part and the second part of the pipeline system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2010
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventor: Phil Bremner
  • Publication number: 20120175871
    Abstract: A pipe connector includes a first connection unit having a first tube for the connection of an external water pipe, a first hole extending through two distal ends of the first tube, a plurality of annular flanges extending around the periphery of the first tube and a rotation prevention portion for preventing rotation of the connected external water pipe relative to the first tube; and a second connection unit defining therein a second hole in communication with the first hole of the first connection unit. The invention also provides a pipe assembly using the pipe connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventor: Wen-Ying WANG
  • Publication number: 20120174560
    Abstract: A flange component part (1) for a component of an exhaust gas system for an internal combustion engine, in particular of a vehicle, has a flange (2), which extends in a flange plane (4) and has a pipe section (3), which projects away from the flange (2) at a longitudinal center axis (5), which is perpendicular to the flange plane (4). A cost-efficient producibility results when the flange component (1) is a sheet metal mold, which is produced from a single metal sheet (6) by means of metal forming.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Inventors: Markus SCHMITT, Michael SCHMIDT
  • Publication number: 20120161440
    Abstract: A method for forming a flange at an open end of a pipe comprises increasing the diameter of the open end of the pipe to form a radially-enlarged pipe wall. Radially-symmetric portions of the radially-enlarged pipe wall are then removed so as to form at least two opposing projecting portions, which are then bent outwardly so as to be at least substantially orthogonal to the pipe, thereby forming the flange on the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: NAKAGAWA SANGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Noriaki Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20120161439
    Abstract: A hydraulic flange connection formed on a tube having a first groove formed in the outside of the flange at a first stress area and a second groove formed in the outside surface of the flange at a secondary stress area and extending in a direction substantially perpendicular to a central cavity formed in the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventor: Kapil V. Rajopadhye
  • Patent number: 8182642
    Abstract: A method is disclosed. The method includes obtaining a tubular structure having a passageway and comprising a fiber reinforced plastic material, and then attaching a flange structure comprising an aperture coupled to the tubular structure using an attachment element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: ATS Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ray Wellman, Doug Williams
  • Patent number: 8176929
    Abstract: A spigot for a line-stopping sheath assembly includes a flange including a flange plate and a flange barrel. The flange barrel includes a wall extending from the flange plate, with an end of the wall of the flange barrel opposing the flange plate having a projection defining a periphery of a socket area for receiving an end of a pipe. The spigot also includes a pipe having an end disposed within the periphery of the socket area defined by the projection of the flange barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: JCM Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron Caldwell Najera Collins
  • Publication number: 20120098254
    Abstract: A connector for a flow managing device in fluid communication with an outlet conduit is disclosed. The connector can comprise a receiving member, an engaging member, and an adapter. The receiving member can be secured to the adapter, which can be secured to a side wall of a basin near an outlet coupled to the outlet conduit. The adapter can comprise a curvature plate having a curvature that complements a curvature of the side wall. The adapter can further comprise an adapter bore through the curvature plate and an adapter conduit extending from the curvature plate and at least partially overlapping the adapter bore. The flow managing apparatus can be secured to the engaging member, which can be engaged with the receiving member. Fluid from the basin can flow through the flow managing device, the engaging member, the receiving member, and the adapter and into the outlet conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: Ipex Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Guillaume Hugo Marquis-Martin
  • 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
    Applicant: FRANKLIN FUELING SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventors: John Alexandre Boudry, Jan Ageheim
  • Publication number: 20110254267
    Abstract: A flange (1) made of composite material, a method of making the flange (1) and a mandrel (3) upon which the flange (1) is formed are provided. The flange (1) is a curved hollow member that has a substantially triangular cross-section. The method of making the flange (1) includes applying composite material to external surfaces of a curved mandrel (3). The mandrel (3) is curved and comprises a solid triangular cross-section. The method also includes curing the composite material to produce a flange (1) that is a curved hollow member that is substantially triangular in cross-section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventor: Giovanni Antonio Marengo
  • Patent number: 8033581
    Abstract: A universal attachment flange to connect equipment utilized to perform a task to various connection arrangements. A universal attachment flange is provided with a plurality of hole patterns to permit a bolted attachment of the flange to other devices that present varying patterns of bolt receiving holes. The universal attachment flange is capable of connection to a variety of four (4) hole patterns and at least one three (3) hole pattern. In one form the universal attachment flange includes a through hole threaded to receive a connection fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2011
    Assignee: Salco Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew Christian Crouse
  • Publication number: 20110204625
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flange for a fuel pump module, which includes an adhesion enhancing member so that there is no gap between a power supply terminal and a resin material for forming a flange, thus further increasing injection efficiency and sealing performance. A method of manufacturing such a flange is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: August 25, 2011
    Applicant: COAVIS
    Inventors: Ha Young Cho, Jae Won Choi, Jin Seok Kim
  • Publication number: 20110187098
    Abstract: Hydraulic flange connectors connect two flange components together, and hydraulic pressure applied to ports in connector holes of one of the flanges tension the flange studs and crush the gasket between the flange components. Each connector has a piston that dispose in the connector hole and can move therein when hydraulic pressure is applied through the port by a pump. A first stud connected to the piston extends beyond one open end of the hole for connection to a first nut, while a second stud connected to the piston extending beyond another open end of the to the second flange component for connection to a second nut. A retainer having seals threads in this other open end of the hole and seals between the hole and the second stud.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: WEATHERFORD/LAMB, INC.
    Inventors: Todd Travis, Brandon M. Cain, Ping Cai
  • Publication number: 20110187099
    Abstract: To avoid even in rotor-stator dispersion machines with high suction power that the drawn liquid is set into a rotational movement whereby the dispersion performance is impaired, the invention provides transitional elements, such as an intermediate piece, for establishing the connection between a rotor-stator dispersion machine and a container. The rotor-stator dispersion machine comprises a rotor-stator system having at least one toothed ring. The container has a longitudinal axis and an outlet. The intermediate piece has a first opening for the connection with the outlet of the container and a second opening for the connection with the rotor-stator dispersion machine. The intermediate piece comprises a tube line that extends between the first and the second opening and has at least in some sections a longitudinal axis that is inclined relative to the longitudinal axis of the container by an angle ?30 in the range of 0° to 90 °.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Inventor: Axel Wittek