Longitudinally Divided Patents (Class 285/419)
  • Patent number: 11316328
    Abstract: A wireway connector for a wireway section having an open longitudinal end and a plurality of sidewalls includes a connector body having a plurality of side panels. The wireway connector is configured to be attached to an open longitudinal end of a wireway section. A snap-fit component is on at least one of the side panels. The snap-fit component is configured to mateably connect to a snap-fit component on one of the sidewalls of the wireway section as the connector body is attached to the open longitudinal end of the wireway section to connect the wireway connector to the wireway section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: EATON INTELLIGENT POWER LIMITED
    Inventors: Amol Khalkar, Nicholas R. Grahek
  • Patent number: 11189995
    Abstract: A connecting arrangement having connecting elements for connecting two adjacent members of a line guiding device, comprising members which are connected together in a row in the longitudinal direction. The members each have two side wall segments which are arranged spaced in the transverse direction and delimit a receiving space. The side wall segments in the installation position are respectively connected by way of a connecting element to the associated side wall segment of the respectively adjacent member. To simplify the structure, production and assembly and for easier cleaning of the line guiding device it is provided that the connecting elements provided for connecting the side wall segments of two adjacent members are connected together at a mutual spacing by way of a transverse member with the formation of a base unit of the connecting arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: IGUS GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Hermey, Karl Oskar Lapiere
  • Patent number: 11143342
    Abstract: A part for coaxial connection of two tubes having two connection portions each provided with an area for receiving a connection element of each tube. The two connection portions capable of sliding inside one another, between a separated position of the two portions and a tightened position of the two portions. The two receiving areas form a closed contour and are capable of holding the connection elements together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Philippe Kerg, Morgan Le Goff
  • Patent number: 11022243
    Abstract: A pipe coupling for coupling a first pipe to a second pipe wherein a gap exists between a first pipe end and a second pipe end. The pipe coupling includes a tubular insert configured to fit within the gap and match an inside diameter and outside diameter of the pipes, thereby providing a through-butt joint between the insert and the pipes. The pipe coupling also includes a half-tubular first fitting section and a half-tubular second fitting section, configured to snap-lock and form a tubular shape over the insert, the first pipe end and the second pipe end. In some embodiments, the insert is integral with the fitting sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Robert D. Ryan
  • Patent number: 10995883
    Abstract: A penetration seal and its installation method for use with a pipe extending through an opening, or penetration, in a vessel, such as a boiler, containing fluid. A first collar surrounds the pipe adjacent the vessel and is in fluid communication with the opening in the vessel. A second collar has a sleeve portion engaging the exterior of the pipe and is spaced from the first collar. An insulation pillow substantially surrounds the pipe and is connected to the first and second collars. An expansion sleeve substantially surrounds the insulation pillow and is connected to the first and second collars, wherein the sleeve portion of the second collar is configured to compressively engage the exterior surface of the pipe sufficiently to frictionally fix the second sleeve against movement relative to the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Zepco, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald Zeigler
  • Patent number: 10890284
    Abstract: A profiled clamp with a clamping band and a clamping device. The ends of the clamping band each have a clamping head which protrudes radially with respect to a receiving space. The clamping device has two clamping parts and an elongate clamping element connecting the clamping parts. The clamping element extends through the openings in the clamping heads and presses the clamping parts against the clamping heads. The profiled clamp has intermediate elements which are provided between the clamping heads and the clamping parts. The intermediate elements have cutouts through which the clamping element extends, and an application surface for contact against the clamping head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: NORMA Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Fabio Ghirardi, Viktor Stoll, Gerrit von Breitenbach, Manuel Baudoin, Brian Geese
  • Patent number: 10760420
    Abstract: A ventilation apparatus includes a plurality of tubular conduit sections, each conduit section including a first semi-tubular section and a second semi-tubular section, each semi-tubular section having a cross-sectional profile generally in the form of an open semi-circular annular element, when viewed along a longitudinal axis. Each tubular conduit includes a first engagement formation located at an end of the tubular conduit, and a second engagement formation located at an opposing end of the tubular conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Polyvent PTY LTD
    Inventor: Joseph Ianni
  • Patent number: 10704979
    Abstract: A flow detector for detecting flow rates of fluid in pipes by measuring the temperature of the pipe and the ambient temperature and determining from the signals whether there is a flow in the pipe, by the shape of the temperature signals without providing any heat input to the pipe or fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: HomeServe plc
    Inventor: Samuel Bailey
  • Patent number: 10518076
    Abstract: A fluid line locking device has two enclosing components connected through a hinge and rotatable from a closed configuration to an open configuration. The fluid line locking device also has a lock configured to secure the two enclosing components in the closed configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventors: Alexander L. Christie, Kimberly P. Daloise, Samuel K. Luketich, Drake D. Pedersen, Hannah Joy Houck
  • Patent number: 10077799
    Abstract: A crankshaft assembly includes a crankshaft member, a crank pin shaft member and a clamp. The crankshaft member includes a first central axis and an end having a first circumferential mating surface. The crank pin shaft member includes a second central axis that is substantially parallel to the first central axis, and an end having a second circumferential mating surface. The clamp is configured to secure the first circumferential mating surface to the second circumferential mating surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Shawn Wilhelm, James D. Van de Ven
  • Patent number: 9950152
    Abstract: A connector for medical lines includes a tubular body having a male luer-lock fitting at one end, intended to be screw-coupled with a complementary female fitting. An outer jacket is coupled in unidirectional rotation with the tubular body in the direction corresponding to the screwing of the male fitting and freely rotatable in the opposite direction. For selectively coupling the outer jacket with the tubular body in the direction corresponding to the unscrewing of the male fitting, at least one side push-button carried by said outer jacket is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIE BORLA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Gianni Guala
  • Patent number: 9843178
    Abstract: A curvature-restraining member and a power feeding device include a wire harness having an electric wire and a corrugated tube (flexible tube). The curvature-restraining member restrains the wire harness from curving in a predetermined curving direction D3 with a radius of curvature smaller than a reference radius. The curvature restraining member includes a body portion placed near at least one of ends of the corrugated tube and extending in a length direction of the electric wire, and a curved portion extending from one end of the corrugated tube opposite from the former end, and curving in the curving direction D3 with a radius of curvature not less than the reference radius with such a length that it falls within the straightly extending corrugated tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyasu Terada, Tsukasa Sekino, Hiroshi Yamashita, Tatsuya Otsuka
  • Patent number: 9803303
    Abstract: A multilayered nonwoven insulating barrier with an integral pocket for installation of a component to be insulated. The insulating barrier has nonwoven layers that overlap one another and are stitched to one another by first pair of seams to form an integral pocket therebetween. An elastic member is secured to one end of the insulating barrier to facilitate wrapping the end around and forming a seal. A second elastic member is secured to an opposite end of the insulating barrier to facilitate wrapping the second end around and forming a seal. A releasable member is secured along a first lateral side of the insulating barrier and a mating releasable member is secured along an opposite second lateral side of the insulating barrier and the releasable members facilitate releasable wrapping of the insulating barrier about and forming a seal with the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: LTK Insulation Technologies, Co. Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas F. Sheehan
  • Patent number: 9677685
    Abstract: A valve includes a leakage indicator and a valve housing. The valve housing includes a valve housing upper part, a valve housing lower part, and a diaphragm. The diaphragm divides the valve housing into a fluid-flow area and a fluid-free area. The leakage indicator is an absorbent element that projects into the fluid-free area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: GEORG FISCHER ROHRLEITUNGSSYSTEME AG
    Inventors: Oliver Hein, Michaela Eichenberger, Timo Jaeckle
  • Patent number: 9611957
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pipe coupling including a tubular casing, having a longitudinal gap between a first free end and a second free end; a tensioning system including a first pivoting member; a second pivoting member having a projection located at a distal end of the second pivoting member; a bridge plate located inside the casing for spanning the longitudinal gap between the first free end and the second free end of the tubular casing; at least one fastener; and means for restraining radially the projection of the second pivoting member relative to the first pivoting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Taylor Kerr (Couplings) Limited
    Inventors: Ian Richard Webb, Neil John Thornton Taylor
  • Patent number: 9606585
    Abstract: A power supply unit includes a handle and a power cord. The handle is connected to a panel of the power supply unit via a first leg and a second leg. The handle is configured to provide a location for a user to grip while removing the power supply unit from an information handling system. The power cord includes a first end coupled to the handle, and a second end including a power socket. A first wire of the power cord extends into the power supply unit via the first leg, and a second wire of the power cord extends into the information handling system via the second leg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: DELL PRODUCTS, LP
    Inventors: Eric M. Tunks, Carlos G. Henry
  • Patent number: 9599732
    Abstract: Pressure activated linear locking mechanisms and related methods. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are systems including: a cover member defining an inner surface, an outer surface, a length, and a first locking portion; a first hollow defined in the locking portion, the first hollow extending along the length of the cover member; a locking member defining a first appendage extending along a first side, the first appendage defines a cross-section and an internal volume; said first appendage disposed within the first hollow, and when the releasable cover is exposed to atmospheric pressure, the first appendage in an inflated condition; and the first appendage is configured to transition to a deflated condition in response to a predetermined pressure greater than the initial pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: PGS Geophysical AS
    Inventors: Andre Stenzel, Bengt Finnoen, Youlin Hu
  • Patent number: 9523449
    Abstract: A pipe coupling that clamps onto an area adjacent the ends of abutting pipes. The pipe coupling includes first and second clamp members, and a fastener. The first clamp member is hinged to the second clamp member. Both the first and second clamp members are configured to pivotally wrap around a pipe. Each of the first and second clamp members also includes an arched hub portion configured such that when each of the clamp members engages each other the arched hub portions form an arcuate hub. The fastener is configured to couple the arched hub portions together thereby preventing the clamp members from opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Airvac, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy E. Blocher, John M. Grooms
  • Patent number: 9520702
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a clamp-integrated wiring harness protector for assembling, in which a man-hour for assembling the protector is unnecessary, and workability upon assembling with a wiring harness is satisfactory, and the wiring harness is protected after assembling, and the protector can be produced at low cost. The clamp-integrated wiring harness protector for assembling including: a sheet-shaped portion; and a clamp portion integrally formed with the sheet-shaped portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masahisa Sugimoto, Makoto Katsumata, Kyohei Oda
  • Patent number: 9492638
    Abstract: Attachable implements, systems, and methods for identifying the migration of a medical device extending through a percutaneous insertion site of a patient's skin are disclosed. In one embodiment, an attachable implement for identifying migration comprises a attachable implement body having a coupling surface and a skin contacting surface, the coupling surface arranged to couple to a surface of the medical device, and the skin contacting surface arranged to contact the skin of the patient; wherein the attachable implement body is arranged to be side mountable on the medical device and wherein the attachable implement is configured to move from a first position adjacent to the patient's skin to a second position remote from the patient's skin. Systems, methods, and other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Muffin Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter S. McKinnis, Neal E. Fearnot, Kasper Klausen
  • Patent number: 9440061
    Abstract: An intravenous connection site protective device encloses an intravenous connection site and prevents tampering with and inadvertent separation of intravenous lines. The device includes an elongated sleeve having an interior space. Respective apertures extend through a first end and a second end of the sleeve. Each aperture receives an intravenous line therethrough. The interior space holds an intravenous line port coupled to a free end of one of the intravenous lines. A first section of the sleeve pivotally coupled to a second section providing access to the interior space. A closure secures the first section to the second section in a closed position wherein access to the interior space is inhibited by the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventor: John Yanik
  • Patent number: 9004545
    Abstract: A clamp for sanitary fittings includes a clamp body formed of a first arcuate member and a second arcuate member movable about a hinge assembly from an open configuration to a closed, latched configuration. The hinge assembly detachably couples the first arcuate member to the second arcuate member. The hinge assembly includes an arcuate finger extending from an end of the first arcuate member, a pin-receiving recess formed within the arcuate finger, and a post formed on an end of the second arcuate member. Upon assembly, the arcuate finger cradles around the post and the post fits within the pin-receiving recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Carl T. Whitaker, Bruce Williams, Ravikumar Narayanan, Francis J. Lombardi, III, Kenneth R. Davis
  • Publication number: 20150084336
    Abstract: A corrugated coupling may be provided. The corrugated coupling may be for coupling two cylindrical corrugated sections. The corrugated coupling may be a tubular element comprising a first portion and a second portion pivotably connected along a first edge, wherein the first edge comprises an integrated hinge. Each portion may have opposing second edges that come together in a closed configuration, forming the tubular element. Each second edge may provide a portion of an integrated snap closure that is positionable in a locked position sandwiching the joining two cylindrical corrugated sections between the first portion and the second portion and an unlocked position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Alan Gregory BROWN
  • Patent number: 8979070
    Abstract: A housing for a dispensing tube of a metering dispenser comprises a mounting half and a strike half carried by the mounting half. A channel for a dispensing tube is defined in the mounting half, and a plunger aperture is defined through the channel. The strike half pivots, relative to the mounting half, between a first pivotal position at least partially covering the channel and a second pivotal position exposing the channel and also slides relative to the mounting half, at least when the strike half is in the first pivotal position, between a first slide position obstructing pivotal movement of the strike half out of the first pivotal position and a second slide position permitting such movement. When the strike half is in the first pivotal position and the first slide position, a plunger strike surface on the strike half is in registration with and facing the plunger aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventors: William Keizer, Mark Stouffer
  • Patent number: 8967676
    Abstract: A coupler for coupling adjacent end portions of corrugated plastic pipe includes first and second arcuate members that cooperate with each other to surround and interfit with the corrugations of the plastic pipe. A stop member on one of the members enables the other member to be properly positioned over the other member when forming the coupler. Circumferentially aligned and spaced-apart attachment members resist relative movement of the two coupling members when backfilling the coupler and the pipes coupled by the coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Lane Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark C. Dick
  • Patent number: 8944474
    Abstract: A holder includes a first cover that covers a part of a corrugated tube in a radial direction of the corrugated tube, and a second cover engaged with the first cover and that covers a remaining part of the corrugated tube in the radial direction. A first retaining portion is formed on the first cover and is engaged in a groove on a bellows-shaped outer face of the corrugated tube. A second retaining portion is formed on the second cover and is engaged in the groove on the bellows-shaped outer face of the corrugated tube. The first cover includes a base portion and a pair of side wall portions extended vertically respectively from both ends of the base portion. The first retaining portion includes a first retaining piece which continuously extends from one of the side wall portions to the base portion and a second retaining piece which continuously extends from the other of the side wall portions to the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuyoshi Serizawa, Hiroyuki Sasaki, Kouichi Igarashi, Kenji Ito
  • Patent number: 8827214
    Abstract: A clamp is provided, which includes a clamp main body including a plurality of concave members forming a cylindrical body by combining together, and a fixing device provided in any of the plurality of concave members for fixing the clamp to an attachment object; and an approximately arc-like buffer member disposed on an inner circumferential side of the concave member. On one side surface facing the concave member in the buffer member, a leg portion is formed to bulge out, and on another side surface opposite to the one side surface in the buffer member, an approximately concave-like holding surface is provided. Such clamp can hold long bodies with various diameters, and also can attenuate vibrations of the long bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Nifco Inc.
    Inventor: Takaya Ogawa
  • Patent number: 8769777
    Abstract: A pipe clamping device that clamps a first pipe and a second pipe each other, the pipe clamping device having an annular case with a central opening into which the first pipe and the second pipe are inserted; a tightening member movable between a tightening location where the tightening member tightens outer circumferential surface of the first pipe and the second pipe and a disengagement location where the tightening member does not impose pressure on the outer circumferential surface of the first pipe and the second pipe; and a stopper restricting radial movement of the tightening member such that the diameter of the tightening member at the disengagement location does not extend beyond a predetermined number, the stopper being prepared in the annular case. The pipe clamping device provides easy clamping of pipes since the tightening member at a disengagement location has a predetermined diameter by the stopper of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventor: Kyung Kun Chang
  • Patent number: 8671525
    Abstract: The collar has a roughly cylindrical metal band and a pair of ears projecting from this band and defining a tightening space between themselves. It also has a tightening device for pulling these ears towards each other. The ears have an extension which is bent around behind each ear away from the other ear and which has a hole for the tightening rod and the tightening device, this hole being lined up with a hole in the forward part of the same area ear. A bracing space is provided between the bent extension and this forward part. The holes of the extension and of the forward part each have an edge portion with a guard which extends into the bracing space and an edge portion without a guard which is aligned with the guard of the other hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Etablissements Caillau
    Inventors: Fabrice Prevot, Cyriaque Fouqueray, Mickaël Gapteau
  • Patent number: 8657344
    Abstract: An adjustable coupling assembly and drain inlet combination for adjusting the height of the drain inlet for draining a fluid from an area is disclosed. The assembly includes a first tubular cylinder having a first end which is constructed to be attached to the inlet of drain tile, and a second tubular cylinder having a first end which is constructed to be attached to the discharge of the drain inlet. One of the tubular cylinders has an end which is constructed to extend into the other tubular cylinder. A spiral groove on one of the tubular cylinders extends over a substantial portion of the length of that cylinder, and at least one projection is positioned on the other tubular cylinder and is positionable to extend into the spiral groove whereby when one of the tubular cylinders is rotated relative to the other tubular cylinder, the projection moves along the spiral groove, to adjust the total combined length of the first and second tubular cylinders and the height of the drain inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Plastic Designs, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary B. Glazik, Steven G. Glazik
  • Patent number: 8607826
    Abstract: Interlocking bend limiter sections are substantially mirror images of each other and are joined to form an interlocking bend limiter segment without use of fasteners by engaging engaging each other's interlocking ends. An interlocking bend limiter comprises a plurality of interlocking bend limiter segment secured at an end by an end piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Oceaneering International, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Krohn, Nghia K. Vuong
  • Publication number: 20130313825
    Abstract: A coupler apparatus for installing a pipe and a protective cover into a borehole includes a first coupler half and a second coupler half. Both halves include a leading edge and at least one slot disposed in an outer surface configured to allow a fluid to pass by the coupler apparatus as the coupler apparatus is pulled through the borehole. A fastening means joins the first coupler half to the second coupler half about the pipe and the protective cover. The coupler apparatus formed by the first coupler half joined to the second coupler is configured to capture the protective cover at a location on the pipe for the installation of the pipe with the protective cover into the borehole. A method is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Daniel E. Pajak, Andrew P. Boos, Christian D. Kane
  • Patent number: 8448995
    Abstract: A pipe coupling support having a substantially rigid body with an inner surface formed to mate with at least a portion of the exterior surface of a pipe coupling installed on pipe. In many cases, the exterior surface of the installed pipe coupling will be non-cylindrical. For example, when pipes of differing diameters or pipes manufactured from different materials must be joined with commonly available pliable couplings. In this instance the inner surface of the body of the pipe coupling support may be formed to mate with a majority of or substantially the entire exterior surface of the installed pipe coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Onset Pipe Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin G. Ward
  • Patent number: 8424925
    Abstract: A pipe repair fitting comprising a mating pair of generally semi-circular segments, each formed by an arcuate wall having arcuate ends, the segment walls carrying compressible seals for sealing two pairs of mating arcuate ends of the segments and sealing on the outer periphery of the pipe, at least one threaded hole in each arcuate wall end, a common bolt threaded into each of the threaded holes of each pair of mating arcuate ends and serving to sustain hoop forces in the fitting imposed by fluid leaking out of the pipe and contained by said seals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: The Pipe Line Development Company
    Inventor: Edward B. Smith
  • Patent number: 8424528
    Abstract: A device used for ventilation includes a ventilation mask that can be connected to a respiratory gas hose. The ventilation mask has a respiratory gas hose coupling that is movably connected by a joint with the base of the ventilation mask. The joint is a ball-and-socket joint, which has an inner part that is shaped like a spherical segment and an outer shell for guiding the inner part. The outer shell is constructed from at least two shell segments that can be connected with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Weinmann Geräte für Medizin GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Martin Eifler, Gerd Schulz
  • Patent number: 8414034
    Abstract: A replacement fitting assembly for a pipe is disclosed including a split connector with a first wall portion having a first externally threaded portion and a first support portion, and a second wall portion having a second externally threaded portion and a second support portion, the first and second outer wall portions being configured to be aligned with one another to form a tubular opening, and a fastener having a side wall defining a central longitudinal opening, the side wall including an internally threaded nut portion configured to engage the first and second externally threaded portions of the connector, and an extension portion adjacent the nut portion, the side wall having a gap configured to permit lateral entry of a pipe into the longitudinal opening. A method of replacing a fitting assembly also is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Turbotec Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul T. Williams
  • Patent number: 8408606
    Abstract: A pipe clamp assembly including a band having an inner annular seal element wrappable around a pipe, opposing clamp members extending from the band, tightening elements for clamping together the clamp members, the tightening elements passing through holders located at ends of the clamp members, and a keeper fastened to one of the holders at a first end of at least one of the tightening elements, the keeper having a cover portion that lies over the first end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Eliezer Krausz Industrial Development Ltd.
    Inventors: Eliezer Krausz, Avi Chiproot
  • Patent number: 8376411
    Abstract: A conduit fitting that comprises a first shell, a second shell, and a cover, wherein the first shell comprises top and bottom edges and the second shell comprises top and bottom edges, with the edges mating along a common plane to form a conduit fitting body, the body defining a cavity; the first and second shells further comprising attachment members to facilitate mating along a common plane; the first and second shells together defining at least one proximate opening and at least one distal opening to the cavity; the conduit fitting defining a cover opening for access to the cavity; and a cover that removably seals the cover opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Inventor: Michael Newby
  • Patent number: 8360481
    Abstract: A housing pipe joint (1) for connecting a pair of pipes comprising: a pair of housings (3) each including a housing body (4) and a flange portion (5); fitting portions (4a) located in parallel on an inner surface of the housing body to fit with the pipes (P), each fitting portion including one stepped section (4a3) angled diagonally relative to the center axis line (C); and a positioning member (6) on opposed surfaces of the flange portion, the positioning member engaging with the other positioning member to position the housings at a first or a second position when one housing is rotated on a plane about a symmetric point (Sy); at the first position the distance between the opposed fitting portions is the closest and the pipes are movably coupled; and at the second position the distance is the largest and the pipes are fixedly coupled to the housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Riken
    Inventor: Syuichi Mikami
  • Patent number: 8336923
    Abstract: A dryer duct elbow for attachment between a dryer vent and flexible ducting, or between flexible ducting and a wall vent, may include a first larger end, containing threading and a groove containing an O-ring, and a second tapered end, having circumferential threading and a groove containing an O-ring. Either end is capable of rotational sealing engagement with the flexible ducting, or with frictional engagement with the dryer or wall vents. The dryer duct elbow is formed of two halves which are connected together at the edges to form one elbow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Imperial Sheet Metal, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mathieu Vautour
  • Patent number: 8336925
    Abstract: A ventilation duct assembly kit for use for forming interconnecting ventilation ducts. The kit includes a pallet supporting a flexible panels that are shapeable into ductwork elements. Each of the panels has opposite duct-forming sides, opposite interconnecting sides for interconnection to a subsequent panel formed into a ductwork element, and a male and female interlocking interfaces respectively fixed on first and second opposite duct-forming sides for interlocking of the duct-forming sides together. The kit also includes slideable locking elements shaped to slide and fit over assembled male and female interlocking interfaces. A plurality of collets shaped to fit over the interconnecting sides of the formed ductwork elements and sized to extend between the adjacent slideable locking elements from corresponding adjacent shaped ductwork elements that are linked through the collet are also provided. A method of assembling such interconnecting ventilation ducts is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Mecanincad Inc.
    Inventors: André Paquet, Cristian Paquet
  • Publication number: 20120280090
    Abstract: A connecting device between two cylindrical parts that are connected at a junction plane, more particularly suited for connecting an air intake and a power plant of an aircraft nacelle, includes—at the parts to be connected—a large number of through holes that are perpendicular to the junction plane and that empty out at the junction plane, arranged facing one another and connecting elements housed in the through holes, each including a rod with supports at each end that make it possible to keep the parts to be connected flattened. The through holes include—for each—at least one small cross-section that is adjusted to the rod of the connecting element close to the corresponding support and a cross-section with significant play at the junction plane so that the rod only undergoes very weak shear forces at the junction plane during the relative deformation of the assembled parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 8, 2012
    Applicants: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC, AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS
    Inventors: Alain PORTE, Stéphane DIDA, Martial MARRO, Julian REED, David WATTAM, Colin WOODWARD, Caroline HALLIDAY
  • Patent number: 8267437
    Abstract: A connector spool for connecting a compressor casing to a drive casing of an industrial compression system includes a spool body having a substantially cylindrical shape. The body has a first end coupled to the compressor casing and a second end coupled to the drive casing, and the body defines an interior region. Access ports are formed in the body for providing access to the interior region, and a hoop-shaped pressurized member covers the access ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Dresser-Rand Company
    Inventor: William C. Maier
  • Patent number: 8262308
    Abstract: A coupling structure for coupling first and second halves into a casing, includes a first coupling element projecting outward from an inner surface of the first casing half and formed with a detachment hole and a second coupling element projecting outward from an inner surface of the second casing half and for engaging with the first coupling element. Insertion of a detachment tool via an opening in the casing and the detachment hole to abut against the second coupling element results in inward bending of the second coupling element with respect to the first coupling element, thereby disengaging the second coupling element from the first coupling element, hence the first casing half disengages from the second casing half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Gemtek Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wen-Yu Peng
  • Patent number: 8210575
    Abstract: A band clamp used for forming a pipe lap joint. The band clamp includes a band, tightening mechanism, and gasket. The band extends circumferentially from a first end to a second end and is sized to fit over an outside pipe end. The tightening mechanism is connected to the band at the first and second end. The tightening mechanism includes at least one fastener to bring the first and second ends toward each other to tighten the band over the outside pipe end. The gasket is constructed to fit over an inside pipe end and within the outside pipe end such that the gasket is at least partially sandwiched between said inside and outside pipe ends. The gasket has an embossment extending radially outwardly from an outer surface of the gasket and being constructed to be received at least partly within a slot of the outside pipe end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Norma U.S. Holding LLC
    Inventors: Brian T. Ignaczak, David Leo Wyatt, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8186725
    Abstract: A pipe coupling support having a substantially rigid body with an inner surface formed to mate with at least a portion of the exterior surface of a pipe coupling installed on pipe. In many cases, the exterior surface of the installed pipe coupling will be non-cylindrical. For example, when pipes of differing diameters or pipes manufactured from different materials must be joined with commonly available pliable couplings. In this instance the inner surface of the body of the pipe coupling support may be formed to mate with a majority of or substantially the entire exterior surface of the installed pipe coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Onset Pipe Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin G. Ward
  • Patent number: 8181999
    Abstract: A system for temporarily joining two pipe ends securely in a reversible manner, where the joined pipe will carry fluids or mixed fluids and solids under high pressure and volume. Two clamshell clamps each grip a pipe near its end where two pipes are to be joined and. The clamshell clamps have two mating bodies of semicircular cross-section, pivoting around a hinged edge, so that interlaced flanges on the bodies' other edges meet and between which mated flanges a conical pin is inserted to bias the mating clamp bodies together gripping the pipe inside the tubular enclosure formed by the mating clamp elements. The conical pins are connected so that if the pipes' ends are urged apart, the connected pins are urged between the clamps' flanges forcing the clamps' gripping faces together on the pipes. The clamps may have included gripping elements adjacent on its inner face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Inventor: Curtis Wade Cromarty
  • Patent number: 8172277
    Abstract: The present invention is embodied in a pipe coupling device for joining two pipe segments including a cylindrically shaped gasket for receiving the pipe segments and a cylindrically shaped clamp having a first and second semi-cylindrical segment attached by a hinge that extends along a length of one side each segment parallel to the axis of the cylinder. The clamp includes an inner wall having at least one groove forming a channel aligned in each of the semi-cylindrical segments and extending about the circumference of the inner wall of the clamp. A second side of the semi-cylindrical segments includes flanges that extend radially away from the segments. The flanges include complementary apertures and bolts that are received through the apertures for sealing the flanges together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Inventors: Saro Sarkisyan, Armond Sarkisyan
  • Publication number: 20110272888
    Abstract: The present invention provides an improved slip joint pipe coupling, which is reinforced by the mechanical compression of a split collar and sealing ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Armando Irizzary, John C. Vincenzi
  • Patent number: 8047577
    Abstract: A hose coupling employs a tailpiece, a sleeve and collar to prevent the hose to be removed from the coupling. The tailpiece includes an exterior having: a first sinusoidally shaped (in cross-section), partially diamond shaped knurled contour, and, a cylindrically shaped interior. The sleeve includes an interior second sinusoidally shaped contour reciprocal to the first undulating contour of the tailpiece. The sleeve includes first and second halves each having two sets of fingers which interengage the fingers of the other half. A hose is disposed between the sleeve and the tailpiece and the hose includes a grounding wire which engages the collar or the sleeve. The collar includes first and second halves and each of the halves of the collar interengage the sleeve urging the sleeve against the hose compressing the hose against the contour of the tail piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: All-American Hose LLC
    Inventor: Dennis Zeiber