Lined Patents (Class 285/55)
  • Patent number: 12018776
    Abstract: A threaded connection comprising a pin connecting having dual tapered threads and a box connection having mating dual tapered threads. There is an internal torque shoulder in the box connection, the torque shoulder having a negative angled surface which mates with an angled surface on the nose of the pin connection. The pin connection has an external torque shoulder having a negative angled surface which is engaged and mates with a negative angled surface formed on the face of the box connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Inventors: Maximo Tejeda, Maximo Tejeda, Jr., Dimitris Katsareas, Edgar Alejandro Zuniga, Larry Palmer
  • Patent number: 11994242
    Abstract: A coupler for lined pipe joints in a lined pipe system. The coupler for a lined pipe system, having lined pipe section ends with an inner diameter. A substantially cylindrical hollow body includes an outer surface, an inner surface, two opposing open ends, and a longitudinal center between the two opposing open ends. A ridge extends radially outwardly from the outer surface at the longitudinal center. A hollow radial barb, with a point having a maximum diameter and a hollow section, is symmetrically disposed on the outer surface between each opposing open end and the ridge wherein the radial barbs extend outwardly from the outer surface and away from the ridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Little Chief Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Werner, Steve Werner
  • Patent number: 11927284
    Abstract: Provided is a hose including a first connector assembly including a regulator assembly, a second connector assembly, and a hose assembly coupled to the first and second connector assemblies. The hose assembly includes an inner hose member having first and second ends, an outer hose member having first and second ends, a first hose connector assembly coupled to the first ends of the inner hose member and outer hose member and the first connector assembly, and a second hose connector assembly coupled to the second ends of the inner hose member and outer hose member and the second connector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Winston Products LLC
    Inventors: Winston H. Breeden, III, Troy Hatcher, Grant Hauk, Rick Gyure, Curtis Taylor, Mat Hanson, Aaron Misener, Bob Mergenhagen
  • Patent number: 11906095
    Abstract: An apparatus may comprise: a metal pipe portion extending from a first end to a first transition end and defining a first radially outer surface and a first radially inner surface, the first transition end comprising a first tooth element and a second tooth element disposed circumferentially adjacent to the first tooth element; and a polymeric pipe portion having a second transition end and defining a second radially outer surface and a second radially inner surface, the second transition end having a complimentary shape to the first transition end, the second transition end coupled to the first transition end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nathaniel Ching, Jin Hu, Ramesh Achutha Rao
  • Patent number: 11885207
    Abstract: Fracturing fluid delivery systems having components with sacrificial liners or sleeves are provided. In one example, a fracturing system includes a flexible fracturing fluid conduit coupled to a wellhead assembly. The flexible fracturing fluid conduit includes a flexible body, a rigid end joined to the flexible body, and a bore extending through the flexible body and the rigid end for conveying fracturing fluid to the wellhead assembly. The flexible fracturing fluid conduit also includes a rigid sacrificial sleeve installed in the rigid end and within the bore. In another example, a fracturing system includes a fracturing fluid delivery apparatus coupled to a wellhead. The fracturing fluid delivery apparatus includes a pressure-containing component having a rigid body with a bore for conveying fracturing fluid. The pressure-containing component has a sacrificial liner provided through the bore along an interior surface of the rigid body. Additional systems, devices, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Juan Alexander Garro, Enrique Villarroel, Stuart Robinson, Kirk P. Guidry, Aleem A. Khokhar
  • Patent number: 11873939
    Abstract: An end termination assembly for a pipe liner includes a liner fitting and a clamping collar. The liner fitting has a nipple. The clamping collar can be disposed on the nipple to clamp the liner between the two components. A clamping surface of one or both of the nipple and clamping collar can be tapered to accommodate a range of liner wall thicknesses. The clamping collar can connect to the nipple without rotating. For example, a draw mechanism can draw the clamping collar along pipe liner to clamp the liner between collar and the nipple. The clamping collar and the nipple define an annular space in which a pipe liner can be clamped, and the radial thickness of the annular space is different at different positions of the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: INA Acquisition Corp.
    Inventors: Mark Hairston, Rick Baxter
  • Patent number: 11859757
    Abstract: A fluid conduit system a first conduit section having a first conduit bore extending from a first end of the first conduit section to a second end of the first conduit section, the first conduit bore including a first beveled surface proximate the first end of the first conduit section. The fluid system also includes a second conduit section coupled to the first conduit section and having a second conduit bore extending from a first end of the second conduit section to a second end of the second conduit section, the second conduit bore including a second beveled surface proximate the first end of the second conduit section. The fluid system further includes a coating applied to the first beveled surface and to the second beveled surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Robert E. Riedel, Jr., Christian Joseph Murray, Nickolas Jay Gretz
  • Patent number: 11802401
    Abstract: A swaged interface includes a male element that includes a male cavity defined by at least one male sidewall, and a plurality of first openings defined in the at least one male sidewall. The swaged interface also includes a female element that includes a female cavity defined by at least one female sidewall, and a plurality of second openings defined in the at least one female sidewall. The female element has an inner cross section sized to receive the male element such that each of the first openings is aligned with a respective one of the second openings. The inner cross section is formed by swaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: BULL MOOSE TUBE COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark Scott Abernathy, Jeffrey A. Packer
  • Patent number: 11796112
    Abstract: An elbow fitting for an excavating apparatus can include a curved cylindrical pipe that can include a first metal material. In an example, the fitting can be configured for coupling to a hose. The pipe can include an interior surface and an exterior surface. Optionally, a perimeter of the pipe does not exceed a diameter of a first end of the pipe. The fitting can include a cladding layer (e.g., a second metal material) that can be coupled to the first metal material within the interior surface of the pipe. The cladding layer can include an abrasion-resistant material. The cladding layer can be coupled to the pipe such as with a welding operation. The cladding layer can include one or more ridges. The cladding layer can corregate the interior surface of the fitting and exterior surfaces of the fitting which can come into contact with abrasive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: EMCO, INC.
    Inventor: Glenn Gevik
  • Patent number: 11788657
    Abstract: A liquid line improved in terms of effective producibility with a high level of process reliability and quality assurance comprising at least one corrugated hose and at least one connection piece for connecting the liquid line to a further component, wherein the corrugated hose and the connection piece are produced from plastic and are connected to one another via at least one welded connection, wherein the welded connection is produced by means of a laser welding process, wherein the welded connection is tight at least up to a defined operating pressure in the liquid line and wherein a stop is formed in the connection piece and defines an axial end position of the corrugated hose in the connection piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Zdenek Jenicek, Petr Vanicky
  • Patent number: 11771937
    Abstract: A sprinkler assembly (10) having a receiving member (12), a fluid tight seal (44) and a sprinkler frame (14). The receiving member includes an inner surface (22) defining an internal passageway and a central axis (A-A) of the assembly. The frame of the sprinkler includes an internal surface (38) that defines a fluid passage. The sprinkler assembly includes cooperating positioning elements (28, 40) which engage and couple the sprinkler frame to the receiving member for at least one of an axial and rotational adjustment between the frame and receiving member. The engaged positioning elements facilitate formation or location of the fluid tight seal between the sprinkler frame and receiving member, the seal being spaced from the engaged positioning elements. In one aspect of the assembly, the sprinkler frame and receiving member are made of plastic material (e.g. CPVC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Tyco Fire Products LP
    Inventors: Bernhard Abels, Manuel R. Silva, Jr., Mathew R. Ancone
  • Patent number: 11753877
    Abstract: A threaded tubular connection includes a tubular female end extending from a main body of a first tubular member, and a tubular male end extending from a main body of a second tubular member, such that the tubular male end includes a first machined inner surface close to the male free end and a second machined inner cylindrical surface above a threaded portion of the male end such that a second inner diameter of the second machined inner cylindrical surface is smaller than a first inner diameter of the first machined inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignees: VALLOUREC OIL AND GAS FRANCE, NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Benoit Briane, Alan Fothergill, Satoshi Maruta, Yosuke Oku
  • Patent number: 11746945
    Abstract: A coupling assembly includes a coupling, a protective ring and two tubulars, the coupling of generally cylindrical shape with a channel therethrough, the coupling having at least one internal thread and two coupling ends and a pin end of at least one of the two tubulars having an external thread for threaded mating therewith so that the coupling assembly provides a connection between the two tubulars, the protective ring including a ring body for positioning adjacent an interior wall of the coupling between the two ends thereof, the ring body being generally cylindrical and having a ring channel therethrough, the protective ring includes one of a tongue and groove and at least one of the ends of at least one of the two tubulars having the other of a tongue and groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco, L.P.
    Inventor: Thomas Kilpatrick McLaughlin
  • Patent number: 11719369
    Abstract: The invention relates to a line element (100) having an inner element (IE), an outer element (AE) surrounding the inner element, and a sliding layer (131, 132) in the form of an anti-friction lacquer, which is arranged in the contact region on the inner element (IE) and/or on the outer element (AE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: WESTFALIA METAL HOSES GMBH
    Inventors: Dietmar Baumhoff, Michael Henkelmann, Oliver David Selter, Andreas Gerhard, Stefan Hauk, Karl-Heinz Münker, Karsten Schenk, David Christopher Siebels, Matthias Weiss, Sascha Jan Sckudlarek
  • Patent number: 11680666
    Abstract: A connector assembly (608) for a length of corrugated tubing (601) having an inner corrugated element (602) and an outer flexible sheath layer (603). The connector assembly (608) comprises a fitting (609) including a fluid-flow passage and an abutment surface (612) for the corrugated tubing (601) to seat thereon; axial loading means operably connectable to the fitting (609), the axial loading means including a connector (613) and a collet (610), the collet (610) having a radially inward protruding clamping element (611) for insertion into a trough (606) of the inner corrugated element (602), and a sheath-contact portion (625) for engaging the outer sheath layer (603), so that, when the connector (613) moves the collet (610) into engagement with the fitting (609), the collet (610) causes the corrugated element (602) to move onto the abutment surface (612) whilst maintaining engagement with the outer sheath layer (603).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: FLEXIGAS UKC LTD
    Inventor: Jonathon Lachlan Ivett
  • Patent number: 11619121
    Abstract: A method for forming a sleeve for wrapping around and insulating a joint of a downhole tubing string is provided. The method includes the steps of providing a mold, applying insulation around the mold, winding an interfacing material around the insulation; and applying a polymer onto the interfacing material to bind to the interfacing material to form the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: Pro-Pipe Service & Sales Ltd.
    Inventor: Daniel Porodo
  • Patent number: 11614193
    Abstract: A fitting for an excavating apparatus can include a cylindrical pipe that can include a first metal material. In an example, the fitting can be configured for coupling to a hose. The pipe can include an interior surface and an exterior surface. Optionally, a perimeter of the pipe does not exceed a diameter of a first end of the pipe. The fitting can include a cladding layer (e.g., a second metal material) that can be coupled to the first metal material within the interior surface of the pipe. The cladding layer can include an abrasion-resistant material. The cladding layer can be coupled to the pipe such as with a welding operation. The cladding layer can include one or more ridges. The cladding layer can corregate the interior surface of the fitting and exterior surfaces of the fitting which can come into contact with abrasive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: EMCO, Inc.
    Inventor: Glenn Gevik
  • Patent number: 11592135
    Abstract: Various fittings capable of preventing distortion are disclosed. The fitting comprises a metal member configured to have at least two sub metal members and a body. Here, the sub metal members are included in the body, and the body is formed of plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventor: Sang Seon Lee
  • Patent number: 11592126
    Abstract: An air-induction system of an engine includes a hose assembly. The hose assembly includes an elastomeric hose having a circular cross section when in a natural state, and a deformable sleeve received around the hose and configured to create an indentation in the hose for part clearance. The sleeve has an end section having a circular cross section and an intermediate section in which the sleeve projects radially inward into a sidewall of the hose such that the hose is deformed from the natural state to a deformed state in which the sidewall is deformed radially inward creating the indention and a non-circular cross section of the hose at the intermediate section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Miguel Angel Leon Guerrero, Luis Felipe Blas Martinez, Victor H Hugo Torrejon Allende, Virginia Ortega Conde
  • Patent number: 11592124
    Abstract: A carbon steel-concrete/cement mortar-stainless steel composite submarine pipeline belongs to the technical field of marine structure engineering. The composite submarine pipeline is formed by connecting several composite sub-pipelines arranged sequentially along an axial direction of the pipeline, each composite sub-pipeline has an identical structure and includes an outer carbon steel pipe and an inner stainless steel pipe each having a circular cross section and concentrically placed, concrete or cement mortar is filled between the outer carbon steel pipe and the inner stainless steel pipe to form a sandwiched structure with a circular ring-shaped cross section. Between two adjacent composite sub-pipelines, the welding line of the inner stainless steel pipelines is covered by the concrete/cement mortar, and the fatigue performance of the inner stainless steel pipes at the welding line can be improved effectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Facheng Wang, Qing Yu, Huayang Zhao
  • Patent number: 11587699
    Abstract: Disclosed is a cable assembly including at least one conductor and a metal sheath disposed over the at least one conductor, the metal sheath including a continuous strip of metal having a plurality of revolutions. A first revolution of the plurality of revolutions may include a first section having a curved profile extending into an interior cavity of the metal sheath, and a second section extending from the first section, the second section extending along a lengthwise axis, wherein a length of the second section, along the lengthwise axis, is at least two times as large as a diameter of the first section when the metal sheath is in a linear configuration. The first revolution may further include a third section extending from the second section, the third section including a free end terminating within a recess defined by a curved profile of a first section of an adjacent revolution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: AFC Cable Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Lafreniere, Stephen Lundgren, Paulo Damoura, Ronald Pegg, Antonio Araujo, David Campbell
  • Patent number: 11506106
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a flexible pipe assembly that includes a pipe, a sleeve, a first connection assembly, and a second connection assembly. The pipe of the flexible pipe assembly includes a first end portion that is coupled to an external vertical exhaust pipe that allows exhaust to escape from a truck and a second end portion that is coupled to a pipe to an outlet of an exhaust aftertreatment system (EAS). The pipe also includes a third portion, which is a bellows, coupling the first end portion to the second end portion of the pipe of the flexible pipe assembly. The first and second connection assemblies couple the sleeve to the pipe of the flexible pipe assembly by passing through holes in the sleeve and the pipe of the flexible pipe assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: PACCAR Inc
    Inventors: Robert Lee Bundy, James Noah Park
  • Patent number: 11493155
    Abstract: A threaded connection for pipe includes a pin and a box. The threaded connection for pipe includes a Zn—Ni alloy plated layer and a solid lubricant coating. The Zn—Ni alloy plated layer is formed on a contact surface of at least one of the pin and the box and contains 10 to 16 mass % of Ni. The solid lubricant coating is formed on the Zn—Ni alloy plated layer. The contact surface on which the Zn—Ni alloy plated layer is formed is ground. Now define arithmetic average roughness of the surface of the Zn—Ni alloy plated layer as Ra1, and arithmetic average roughness of the contact surface as Ra2. Ra1 ranges from 0.1 to 3.2 ?m. Ra1 is more than Ra2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignees: Nippon Steel Corporation, Vallourec Oil and Gas France
    Inventors: Masahiro Oshima, Masanari Kimoto
  • Patent number: 11473702
    Abstract: An improved upset connection for use in the oilfield having an external upset integral connection improving on the existing standard connections, wherein a standard upset connection is expanded creating internal and external shoulders at both the male and female connections, and wherein the external shoulder at the female connection also has an external bevel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: BENOIT PREMIUM THREADING, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Hoffstadt, Preston Cothren, Danny Boquet
  • Patent number: 11402044
    Abstract: A quick pipe connector includes a connector body, a sealing ring, a compression ring, an engaging member, a fastening cover, and a connector socket. The sealing ring and the compression ring are disposed at fifth and fourth opening portions of the connector body respectively. The fastening cover is disposed at third and second opening portions of the connector body. The fastening cover is biased against a first shouldering surface. The compression ring is disposed at the fourth opening portion and is biased against a second shouldering surface to limit the sealing ring located between a third shouldering surface and the compression ring. A mounting portion of the engaging member is limited between the fastening cover and the compression ring. The connector socket is inserted into the fastening cover that a fifth shouldering surface of the connector socket is engaged with an annular protruding rim of the fastening cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventor: Hewen Liang
  • Patent number: 11402043
    Abstract: A method for aligning different portions of a conduit includes adjustably holding a first portion of a conduit in a first position, adjustably holding a second portion of a conduit in a second position relative to the first position of the first portion of the conduit, and inserting a bellows installation tool between the first portion of the conduit and the second portion of the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Quan Wen, Wen Zhong, Mark Andrew Pusey
  • Patent number: 11391414
    Abstract: A high pressure tank is equipped with a liner, a reinforcing layer laminated on an outer surface of the liner, and a cap joined to the liner and having a flow path through which a gas is capable of flowing. The liner and the cap are joined to each other by screw-engagement, and a connecting member (plate-shaped members, annular member) is disposed so as to straddle over the liner and the cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideo Watanabe
  • Patent number: 11359758
    Abstract: In a sectional-type high wear-resistant double-layer straight tube and a method for preparing the same, the double-layer straight tube includes a protective outer tube and a sectional-type wear-resistant inner tube. The protective outer tube is nested outside of the sectional-type wear-resistant inner tube; the sectional-type wear-resistant inner tube includes at least two wear-resistant inner tube sections; and the wear-resistant inner tube sections are connected sequentially. The sectional-type wear-resistant inner tube at least includes a left inner tube section, a right inner tube section, and one or more middle inner tube section. The wear-resistant straight tube can greatly prolong the service life of the pipeline so that the cost performance of the pipeline is increased by more than a few times. It would also easily achieve mass production, the quality is stable and reliable, and the safety performance is high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventor: Zhaohui Zhou
  • Patent number: 11339634
    Abstract: A pipe connector. The connector includes a body with opposed connection portions for connecting two pipes. A protective portion extends along at least a portion of an inside surface intermediate the connection portions. The protective portion includes a protective material that is less abrasive to a rod string than the body. An inside diameter of the connector along at least a portion of the protective portion is equal to or narrower than an inside diameter at other portions of the connector for preferentially contacting the rod string with the protective material over other portions of the body. The connector may include an extended gripping portion for gripping with power tongs, and may further include a reinforced portion for increasing resistance of the pipe connector to deformation when threadedly connected with a tubing joint with the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: 925599 Alberta Ltd.
    Inventor: Clint Roger Sabatier
  • Patent number: 11339632
    Abstract: A perforating gun housing includes a housing wall extending between a first housing portion defining a chamber, and a second housing portion defining a bore. The housing wall includes a first outer surface, a second outer surface, and a face extending substantially perpendicularly to the second outer surface between the first outer surface and the second outer surface. A perforating gun tool string comprises a first gun housing coupled to a second gun housing, wherein each gun housing includes a housing wall having a first threaded portion and a second threaded portion for attachment to an adjacent gun housing. A method for assembling a wellbore tool string includes providing a first gun housing and a second gun housing, inserting the second end of the first gun housing into the first end of the second gun housing, and rotating the first gun housing relative to the second gun housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: DynaEnergetics Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Eitschberger, Arash Shahinpour, Gernot Uwe Burmeister, Thilo Scharf
  • Patent number: 11333390
    Abstract: A fire-rated ventilation duct system and improvements therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: DURASYSTEMS BARRIERS INC.
    Inventor: William Christopher Duffy
  • Patent number: 11333105
    Abstract: A thrust chamber liner includes a metallic combustion chamber having an annular protrusion extending radially away from an exterior surface of the combustion chamber adjacent to its injector opening. A metallic nozzle is coupled to the combustion chamber at its throat opening. A composite material encases the exterior surface of the combustion chamber, but is only bonded to the annular protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: United States of America as represented by the Administrator of NASA
    Inventors: Paul R. Gradl, William C. C. Brandsmeier, Sandra Elam Greene, Justin R. Jackson, Cory R. Medina, Omar R. Mireles, Christopher Stephen Protz
  • Patent number: 11313186
    Abstract: Provided is a method for connecting coiled tubing strings, and a coiled tubing working connector, in accordance with one aspect of the disclosure. The method for connecting coiled tubing strings, in one aspect, includes lowering a downhole end of a first coiled tubing string within a wellbore, an uphole end of the first coiled tubing string remaining outside of the wellbore. The method, in one aspect, further includes coupling the uphole end of the first coiled tubing string to a downhole end of a second coiled tubing string while the uphole end of the first coiled tubing string remaining outside of the wellbore to form a combined coiled tubing string, and lowering the combined coiled tubing string within the wellbore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Radovan Rolovic, Shubhangi Dalavi, Eric Bivens
  • Patent number: 11287068
    Abstract: A flexible heater connector can include a hose, a nut having a female tapered thread, and a fitting structure. The female tapered thread of the nut can engage a male tapered thread associated with the heater. The fitting structure can include a first portion to mechanically engage an inner wall of the hose, and a second portion mechanically coupled to the nut. The nut can be a swivel nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Reliance Worldwide Corporation
    Inventors: William Clinton Osteen, Davide Succurro
  • Patent number: 11274530
    Abstract: A perforating gun housing includes a housing wall extending between a first housing portion defining a chamber, and a second housing portion defining a bore. The housing wall includes a first outer surface, a second outer surface, and a face extending substantially perpendicularly to the second outer surface between the first outer surface and the second outer surface. A perforating gun tool string comprises a first gun housing coupled to a second gun housing, wherein each gun housing includes a housing wall having a first threaded portion and a second threaded portion for attachment to an adjacent gun housing. A method for assembling a wellbore tool string includes providing a first gun housing and a second gun housing, inserting the second end of the first gun housing into the first end of the second gun housing, and rotating the first gun housing relative to the second gun housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: DynaEnergetics Europe GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Eitschberger, Arash Shahinpour, Gernot Uwe Burmeister, Thilo Scharf
  • Patent number: 11268638
    Abstract: A pipe fitting configured for engagement with a coupling can include a first end, the pipe fitting defining a raised lip at the first end; and a second end disposed opposite from the first end, the pipe fitting defining a groove between the raised lip and the second end. A pre-assembled coupling assembly includes a coupling, the coupling defining a coupling bore extending through the coupling, the coupling including a gasket disposed within the coupling bore, the gasket being relaxed and uncompressed when the coupling is in a relaxed position; and a pipe fitting, the pipe fitting defining a first end and a second end, the first end inserted into the coupling bore, the coupling retained on the first end of the pipe fitting when the coupling is in the relaxed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: ASC Engineered Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Matthew William McNamara, Jordan Cameron Belen, Stephen Eric Scott
  • Patent number: 11225994
    Abstract: A screw fastener arrangement comprising a screw fastener, with a head and a shank, and at least one washer on the shank. A coupling sleeve is in the washer opening through which the shank passes, the coupling sleeve having a U-shaped profile which opens radially outward and is formed by two flanges spaced from each other and protruding radially outward, the coupling sleeve being held interlockingly with the at least one washer by the flange in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the washer opening. The coupling sleeve has clamping catches projecting radially inward and elastically adjustable in the direction of their longitudinal axis against the interior wall of the coupling sleeve, which, using their free end, engage in an undercut of the screw fastener, acting in a longitudinally axial direction to the coupling sleeve. Also disclosed is a washer assembly for such an arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: HEICO BEFESTIGUNGSTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventor: Frank Lutter
  • Patent number: 11193611
    Abstract: A pipe coupling apparatus includes a flexible tubular body portion having a body portion a plurality of annular flanges projecting radially outward from the body portion and defining a plurality of annular recesses around the body portion. The body portion can be radially compressed at each end to different degrees, thereby allowing pipes with different diameters to be coupled. The body portion includes a plurality of rods disposed within the material of the body portion. When the ends of the body portion are compressed at different amounts, an intermediate portion of the body portion is tapered, and the rods bend. Clamp bands may be retained within the recesses and may provide the clamping force to radially compress the ends of the body portion to the desired amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: FERNCO, INC.
    Inventors: Donald James DeWitt, Anthony John Dipzinski
  • Patent number: 11178997
    Abstract: A machine (1) for dispensing an ice beverage in the form of a pourable homogenous mixture of ground ice, liquid and flavour ingredients such as fruit, vegetables, fruit juice, milk, yoghurt or the like. The machine (1) includes a blending unit (3) for blending the constituents of the ice beverage, and an ice dispensing unit (5) for supplying ice to the blending unit (3). The ice dispensing unit (5) includes a portion control device for measuring a predetermined quantity of ice required for blending. The blending unit (3) includes a bendable spout (41) for selectively releasing blended constituents from the blending unit (3). The ice dispensing unit (5) is advantageously able to dispense accurate portions of ice and does not require connection to an external water line or access to a floor drain. The blending unit (3) is advantageously able to produce and pour an ice beverage without requiring a blending container (43) of the unit (3) to be tilted, turned upside down and shaken.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE VENDING PTY LTD
    Inventor: Rodolfo Piedrabuena
  • Patent number: 11085565
    Abstract: A flexible joint assembly for a joint between a first duct and a second duct for providing a flow of fluid, such as bleed air in an aviation implementation. The flexible joint includes a bellows supported by a mounting assembly having a first support and a second support, each surrounding a portion of the bellows. A set of flexures provided on a joint ring of the joint assemblies can operably couple the first support and the second support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Unison Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Gordon Tajiri, Michael Thomas Kenworthy, Dattu GV Jonnalagadda, Jason L. Burdette
  • Patent number: 11035503
    Abstract: A threaded connection including a pin with a plurality of pin threads, the plurality of threads comprising a plurality of pin crests and pin roots; and a box with a plurality of box threads, the box threads comprising a plurality of box crests and box roots, where the plurality of box roots and the plurality of pin crests are parallel to a horizontal axis, and where the plurality of pin roots are parallel to and collinear with a pin root taper plane, the pin root taper plane being not parallel to the horizontal axis creating at least one void space upon make-up of the threaded connection between the plurality of pin crests and the plurality of box roots, and at least one void space upon make-up between the plurality of pin roots and box crests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: MARUBENI-ITOCHU TUBULARS AMERICA INC.
    Inventor: Cody Allen DeHart
  • Patent number: 11020622
    Abstract: A sprinkler assembly (10) having a receiving member (12), a fluid tight seal (44) and a sprinkler frame (14). The receiving member includes an inner surface (22) defining an internal passageway and a central axis (A-A) of the assembly. The frame of the sprinkler includes an internal surface (38) that defines a fluid passage. The sprinkler assembly includes cooperating positioning elements (28, 40) which engage and couple the sprinkler frame to the receiving member for at least one of an axial and rotational adjustment between the frame and receiving member. The engaged positioning elements facilitate formation or location of the fluid tight seal between the sprinkler frame and receiving member, the seal being spaced from the engaged positioning elements. In one aspect of the assembly, the sprinkler frame and receiving member are made of plastic material (e.g. CPVC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Tyco Fire Products LP
    Inventors: Bernhard Abels, Manuel R. Silva, Jr., Mathew R. Ancone
  • Patent number: 11009160
    Abstract: A joint assembly for joining two pipes together comprises first and second liners and first and second pipe flanges. Each liner includes a sleeve and a liner flange with the liner flange coupled to one end of the sleeve. The first liner may be positioned within a first pipe and the second liner may be positioned within a second pipe. Each pipe flange is of generally annular disc shape with an inner surface, an opposing outer surface, an inner edge, and a radially-spaced outer edge. Each pipe flange includes an annular outer recess formed on the outer surface adjacent to the inner edge. The first pipe flange may be coupled to one end of the first pipe and the second pipe flange may be coupled to one end of the second pipe. Each liner flange may be positioned within the outer recess of a successive one of the pipe flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Lindsay Corporation
    Inventor: Michael Fredenburg
  • Patent number: 10989098
    Abstract: A component of an exhaust system for an internal combustion engine. The component comprises an exhaust system structure having an interior through which exhaust gases flow and an exterior, and a thermal insulating wrap for thermally insulating at least a portion of the exterior of the exhaust system structure. The thermal insulating wrap comprises an aqueous mixture comprising an inorganic binder and inorganic filler particles, and a fabric comprising inorganic fibers. The fabric is impregnated with the aqueous mixture so as to form a pliable binder wrap. The pliable binder wrap is wound completely around at least a portion of the exhaust system structure. It can be desirable for the component to further comprise at least one thermal insulator comprising inorganic fibers, where the thermal insulator is disposed between the pliable binder wrap and the exterior of the exhaust system structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventor: Peter T. Dietz
  • Patent number: 10989350
    Abstract: A fastener for connecting a coated conduit to a fitting comprises: a locking nut having a first end, a second end, and internal threading extending between the first end and the second end; a gasket formed at the first end of the locking nut by coating the locking nut with a polymeric material; and a flexible sleeve extending from the second end of the locking nut that is formed by coating the locking nut with the polymeric material. The internal threading of the locking nut is threaded onto exposed threading of the coated conduit such that the flexible sleeve fits over a circumference of the coated conduit and the gasket forms a sealed connection with the fitting when the exposed threading of the coated conduit is connected to the fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Amanda Lynn Kessel, Christopher M. Caldwell
  • Patent number: 10975997
    Abstract: A pipe splitting assembly includes an articulating hammer nose assembly having a pipe splitting cutter and a rotatable joint coupled with the pipe splitting cutter. A pneumatic hammer is distal to the articulating hammer nose assembly, The pneumatic hammer is configured to drive the articulating hammer nose assembly proximally away from the pneumatic hammer. The rotatable joint is coupled between the pipe splitting cutter and the pneumatic hammer, and the articulating hammer nose assembly is rotatable into one or more angles relative to the pneumatic hammer through the rotatable joint. A cable coupling is interposed between the pneumatic hammer and the articulated hammer nose assembly. The cable coupling is configured to attach a cable to the pipe splitting assembly. The cable coupling and the rotatable joint are configured to transmit to the pipe splitting cutter a compression force from the cable coupling and dynamic percussive forces from the pneumatic hammer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: TT Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Tjader
  • Patent number: 10907119
    Abstract: A fermentation system includes a vessel defining a chamber for holding liquids and including a lower aperture, an insulating jacket disposed around the vessel, and a cooling fluid disposed between the insulating jacket and the vessel, the cooling fluid being in fluid communication with a fluid pump. A beverage line operably couples the lower aperture with a dispensing spigot, the beverage line being wrapped around the vessel and at least partially submerged in the fluid. The system further includes a collar disposed proximate the conical bottom portion of the vessel, the collar including a gasket in abutting contact with the insulating jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Justin Glasgow, Ryan S. Murrin, Michael J. Scherzer
  • Patent number: 10883646
    Abstract: A pipe with anti-degradation features used in industrial applications where pipelines carry a liquid with solid particles. The pipe having an abrasion resistant coating to protect the interior surface of the pipe. There being at least one band which is situated inside the pipe for particle collection. The particle collection path is used to collect solid waste that is commonly found mixed with the liquid waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventor: Tracey Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10865920
    Abstract: A method for aligning different portions of a conduit includes adjustably holding a first portion of a conduit in a first position, adjustably holding a second portion of a conduit in a second position relative to the first position of the first portion of the conduit, and inserting a bellows installation tool between the first portion of the conduit and the second portion of the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Quan Wen, Wen Zhong, Mark Andrew Pusey
  • Patent number: 10844672
    Abstract: A drill string is comprised of a vibration damping drill pipe section, made of a material such as aluminum alloy, titanium, composite material, or ductile iron, for example, and another drill pipe section made of a different material, such as conventional steel. The vibration damping drill pipe section may be place in any desired location, such as near sensitive equipment, such as a bottom hole assembly. Additional vibration damping sections may be interspersed with conventional drill pipe. The vibration damping drill pipe helps to reduce vibration experienced by the drill string during drilling, particularly torsional and lateral vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Mitchell Z. Dziekonski