With Support Patents (Class 285/61)
  • Patent number: 11136825
    Abstract: A top drive comprising: a housing; a bearing coupled to the housing, the bearing defining an upper surface; and a quill coupled to the bearing, wherein an engagement interface between the quill and bearing is disposed along the upper surface of the bearing. A method of installing a quill in a top drive comprising: providing a top drive preassembly comprising a housing, a bonnet coupled with the housing, and a spindle coupled with the housing; translating the quill in a direction toward the top drive preassembly through an opening in the bonnet; and after aligning the quill relative to the top drive preassembly, securing the quill to the top drive preassembly with a securing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Nabors Drilling Technologies USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Faisal Yousef, Randy Pyrch, William R. Slocum
  • Patent number: 10953363
    Abstract: A method for installing a spray pipe, including an insertion step of inserting a spray pipe from an opening portion, a positioning step of positioning the spray pipe such that an installation surface of a leg portion faces a supporting surface of a supporting portion, a provisional tightening step of provisionally tightening a first fastening portion to couple an attachment flange with the opening portion, an adjusting step of adjusting the height of the installation surface relative to the supporting surface such that an axis along which a pipe portion extends coincides with the horizontal plane, in the provisionally tightened state resulting from the provisional tightening step, a coupling step of coupling the leg portion to the supporting portion by means of a second fastening portion, after the adjusting step, and a final tightening step of performing a final tightening of the first fastening portion after the coupling step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI POWER, LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru Sugita, Tetsu Ushiku, Ryozo Sasaki, Naoyuki Yoshizumi, Tsuyoshi Miyachi, Seiji Kagawa
  • Patent number: 10830008
    Abstract: An elevator for use in handling a tubular includes a first body part coupled to a second body part; and at least two slips coupled to each of the first and second body parts, wherein one or more of the slips includes an engagement member for coupling with a mating member of the first body part or the second body part, wherein at least 25% of the engagement member is coupled with the mating member when the slip is in an open position. In another embodiment, a swivel includes an upper housing rotatably coupled to a lower housing; and a rotary union having a rotating body attached to the lower housing and a non-rotating body attached to the upper housing, wherein the swivel is configured to transfer load from the lower housing to the upper housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Weatherford Technology Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Igor Stankovic
  • Patent number: 9308540
    Abstract: A showerhead assembly is provided having a primary showerhead which is relatively traditional in construction and includes a hollow housing and a plurality of spray nozzles. In addition, the showerhead assembly includes an orbiting showerhead which rotates about the primary showerhead's central axis. The primary showerhead is connected to a water source by a neck portion having a female threaded inlet. Meanwhile, the orbiting showerhead is rotatably connected to the neck portion by a collar and elbow conduit. Preferably, the orbiting showerhead can tilt inwardly and outwardly with respect to the elbow conduit thereby allowing the spray from the orbiting showerhead to tilt inward or outward relative to the spray from the primary showerhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: FAN FI INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Barton J. Alcamo
  • Patent number: 9255523
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fastening element, in particular to its use in a de-icing device of an aircraft gas-turbine engine, for connecting two components, with the fastening element ensuring a connection of the components with a predetermined relative movability to each other, with the fastening element including two struts arranged at an angle to each other, where two first end areas, spacedly arranged to each other, can be fastened to one of the components, and the two other second end areas can be connected to each other and fastened to the other component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG
    Inventors: Predrag Todorovic, Gustavo Araujo
  • Patent number: 9217520
    Abstract: Method to make a curved tubular element in order to convey abrasive materials such as concrete or suchlike, which comprises a first step of making at least a curved component made of a material highly resistant to wear, having an arched transverse development comprised between 90° and 360°, a second step of inserting the curved component into a shaping mold with a molding surface with a shape mating with the outer surface of at least a part of the curved tubular element to be made, so that, together with the molding surface, the curved component defines a casting chamber, and a third step in which material with a low resistance to wear is cast in the casting chamber in order to make, externally to the curved component, at least a part of a tubular body of the curved tubular element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: CIFA SPA
    Inventors: Davide Cipolla, Fabio Ferre
  • Patent number: 9044798
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a downhole conduit segment is disclosed. The method includes: extruding a material as a tubular shape to form a body of the conduit segment having an interior bore extending through a length of the segment, the body including an exterior surface and an interior surface defined by the interior bore, the material being an extrudable material sufficient to withstand conditions in a downhole environment; and extruding at least one passageway extending along the length of the body and disposed at least partially between the exterior surface and the interior surface, the at least one passageway having a shape configured to restrict lateral movement of a conductor disposed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Andreas Peter, John Macpherson
  • Publication number: 20150026930
    Abstract: A closure device for a cable sling which is placed around a line for securing purposes. The closure device has a clamping sleeve together with a locking sleeve, both cable portions of the sling being lockable in the locking sleeve in a non-displaceable manner. In order to lock the cable sling on the line in a non-displaceable manner, the closure device is designed such that the cable sling can be tightened, wherein the distance between the clamping sleeve and the locking sleeve can be increased by a screwing process for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Hartmut Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20140284426
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising an elongated structure, a first plate, and a second plate. The elongated structure has a channel. The elongated structure is configured to be associated with a primary structure on a first side of the primary structure. The first plate is configured to be connected to the primary structure at a joint and cover a portion of the elongated structure. The first plate is connected to the primary structure on the first side of the primary structure. The second plate is configured to be connected to the primary structure on a second side of the primary structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: The Boeing Company
  • Publication number: 20140241841
    Abstract: A construction machine, such as an excavator, a loader, or a crane, has at least one hydraulic attachment, such as an arm of the excavator, the loader, or the crane. The attachment includes at least one pivot bearing, a separator plate provided at the pivot bearing, at least one first hydraulic line, and at least one second hydraulic line, with the separator plate connectable to the pivot bearing and the hydraulic lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH
    Inventors: Daniel VELOSO, Stefan SCHOTT, Michael REUTHLINGER, Dirk ASAM
  • Patent number: 8800938
    Abstract: A pipe brace assembly includes a main clamp body that can be secured to a brace pipe. A cable, or other flexible tensioning member, can be wrapped around a braced pipe and secured to the main clamp body. The pipe brace assembly includes a method or mechanism for tensioning the cable or flexible tensioning member around the braced pipe. In some embodiments, the tensioning method or mechanism involves moving, such as rotating, the main clamp body to tension the cable or tensioning member. The clamping of the main clamp body and tensioning of the cable or tensioning member can occur simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Cooper B-Line, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard W. Heath
  • Publication number: 20140203545
    Abstract: Either the base part 4 or the coupling part 3 includes a first coupling member 3a which is substantially circular in cross-section in a radial direction perpendicular to the central axis and has a diameter of a first length D1, while the other of the base part 4 and the coupling part 3 includes a first holding member 4c which, with its inner circumferential surface having a substantially circular shape in cross-section in the radial direction, holds the first coupling member 3a so as to surround its outer circumferential surface. The inner circumferential surface of the first holding member 4c is partially opened in the radial direction, and an opening width of an opening part 4g of the first holding member 4c, which is elastically deformable, is narrower than the first length D1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: SURPASS INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masahiro HASUNUMA, SHOUICHI SAKATA
  • Publication number: 20140175791
    Abstract: An anti-rotation duct restraint system and methods of using this system for connecting flexible ducts are described. The anti-rotation duct restraint system includes a flexible cable having a swaged cable end and a flattened threaded cable end, wherein the swaged cable end can be aligned with a though-hole in a first flange of a first flexible duct, and the flattened threaded cable end, along with a mating metal bushing, can be aligned with a through-hole in a second flange of a second flexible duct. The system also includes a nut, which can be threaded onto the flattened threaded cable end and secured using a single tool with one hand, for connecting the first flexible duct with the second flexible duct.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Mark Edmund Kolder, Eric L. Helquist, Mark Fewell
  • Publication number: 20140167404
    Abstract: A tetrahedron shaped pipe section core connector and an optional end connector that enable the quick fabrication of a stable tripod base with a stable post support. The core connector is made by machining, molding, casting, or forging the material from which the pipe connector is constructed (typically metal or plastic). The core component (hereinafter the “knuckle connector”) provides four pipe connections oriented at 109.5° angles to each other, forming a regular tetrahedron shape. Pipe sections may be screwed or press fit into each of the four pipe connections. Three of these fitted pipes may be oriented to form a tripod base. The remaining pipe connection extends vertically up to form a post support. The body of the knuckle connector optionally incorporates one or more smaller apertures, preferably threaded, that extend through the wall of the body of the connector. These apertures provide attachment points for ancillary components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Robert H. WILSON
  • Patent number: 8740255
    Abstract: The air tool hook is comprised of a pair of connection fittings for compressed fluids with a first connection on one end of the fitting for connecting a compressed air line and a second connection on the other end of the fitting for attaching a pneumatic tool to the compressed air line, a manifold, wherein one end of the manifold is attached to a side of the fitting and a hole is bored through the other end of the manifold, a hook with one end shaped for hanging the hook and the other end, a straight shaft, sized and shaped to be placed through the hole of the manifold, grooves cut into the shaft, retaining clips attaching the shaft to the manifold, whereby the clips are placed into the grooves of the shaft on either side of the hole, the first and second connections are rotatable, and the hook and shaft are rotatable with respect to the manifold, whereby the air line, the pneumatic tool and the hook are able to rotate independently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Timothy Allen Harris
  • Publication number: 20140144002
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods provide for a zero-moment fitting for securing a fluid conduit to a structure. According to various embodiments, a fitting may include a spherical bearing and a bearing housing. The spherical bearing may include a conduit aperture for receiving a fluid conduit through the spherical bearing. The bearing housing may be configured to encompass and retain the spherical bearing within the bearing housing, allowing for rotation of the spherical bearing within the bearing housing. The bearing housing may be fixedly attached to the structure to secure the fitting to the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: THE BOEING COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20140096355
    Abstract: A fluid coupler (10) for aligned engagement of fluid connectors (40,76), comprising a support member (12); a floating first connector member (14) housed in the support member (12) and engageable to a second connector member (74); a piston member (16) axially slidable in the support member (12) and actuatable to push the first connector member (14) at pressurisation of a fluid circuit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Inventors: Dirk Jacobus Luyendijk, Eduard Cornelis Maria Henricus Christianus Van Amelsfoort, Holger Jongebloed
  • Publication number: 20140008908
    Abstract: A fluid coupling assembly has a single fluid connection, including a plate and at least a pair of nipples extending away from the plate in a first direction, and at least a pair of connection pipes connected to each of the nipples extending from the plate in a second opposed direction. The nipples include a thread at an outer periphery, a ramped surface spaced in a direction beyond the thread and towards the plate, and a ditch beyond the ramped surface. A fluid coupling has a thread at an inner periphery received on the thread on the nipple, and the coupling has a plurality of circumferentially spaced fingers spaced by grooves, with the fingers being snapped into the ditch and is biased against the ramped surface. The plate, at least a pair of nipples and at least a pair of connection pipes are all formed of an integral piece of metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: William J. Cuva, Ricky A. Daigle
  • Publication number: 20130233676
    Abstract: Multi-connectors for extendable conveyors are disclosed. An example multi-connector to connect an external component to an extendable conveyor is disclosed. The extendable conveyor is to convey articles and includes a base unit, a mechanically extendable section to be supported in a cantilevered manner and to be selectively positioned relative to the base unit, and a conveying surface to convey articles. The conveying surface is to extend at least partially on an upper side of the mechanically extendable section. The multi-connector includes a mechanical connection section to mechanically attach the external component, a fastening section to fasten the multi-connector to the extendable conveyor, and a functional/powered connection section to provide at least one of electric power or a vacuum supply to the external component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Inventors: Anders Stougaard Baek, IV, Allan Falk, Mads Oestergaard, Brian Bondegaard Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20130049352
    Abstract: A combined structure for air-conditioning ventilation comprises a tee connector (1), an easy connector (40), and a caliber adapter (30). The tee connector (1) comprises a tubular adjustable part (10) at its cylindrical tube (3) for outflow ventilation. The caliber adapter (30) may be installed at the inflow cylindrical tube (14) of the tee connector (1). By clamping the snap-fit points of the easy connector (40) into the snap-fit points (7) that is located on a first cylindrical tube (3) of the tee connector (1), the easy connector (40) may be installed at the first cylindrical tube (3). The resulting combined structure can be easily installed and used, and can have its parts easily switched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: Shanghai Yingda Air Conditioning Enterprise Co., LTD
    Inventor: Jincai Guo
  • Publication number: 20130043671
    Abstract: The apparatus disclosed herein serves as a termination point for a connection of metal pipe, plastic pipe, flexible pipe, or duct elbows to a diffuser through a wall, ceiling, or similar surface structure. The projection portion of the apparatus into which the diffuser is installed is substantially rigid, and thus generally prohibits deformation and damage as the apparatus and surrounding surface/structure is installed. For modification, break points and tear-away markers may be provided to aid in removal of portions for specific applications such as low internal clearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventor: Rodney James Harman
  • Publication number: 20120255528
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pipe arrangement (1) comprising a pipe element (2) that is used to connect, in particular fluidically connect, a turbine outlet of one turbocharger (15) to a turbine inlet of another turbocharger (17). The pipe arrangement is characterized in that a first pipe section (8) of the pipe element (2) includes a first fastening device (14) for attaching a first turbocharger (15) as well as a second fastening device (20) for attaching the pipe element (2) to a first support element (21) of an internal combustion engine. Furthermore, a second pipe section (9) includes a third fastening device (16) for attaching a second turbocharger (17) as well as a fourth fastening device (24) for attaching the pipe element (2) to a second support element (25) of an internal combustion engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2010
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventors: Rolf Gunkel, Jörg Andre Reitz
  • Publication number: 20120200078
    Abstract: A swivel-type cast iron swinger gladhand is provided. The gladhand has a mounting bracket, a cast iron coupler support body, and a cast iron coupler body. The cast iron coupler body includes a pivot arm, a coupler and a clamp integrally formed from a single casting. The cast iron coupler body is pivotally supported by the mounting bracket and the cast iron coupler support body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Oscar A. Puluc, Zhimin Guo, Thomas D. Peterson
  • Patent number: 8231142
    Abstract: A fluid conduit coupling for a turbofan engine wherein the engine has a gas path defined by inner and outer duct walls and the exterior surface of the outer duct wall is readily accessible for visual inspection. In one example, a first fluid line extends across the gas path between the inner and outer duct walls and a second fluid line is connected to the first fluid line at the level of the outer duct wall. The first fluid line may include a female coupling member and the second fluid member may include a mating male coupling member. An annular sealing member is associated with the first and second couplings and a leak path is defined between the annular sealing member and the exterior surface of the outer duct wall, whereby fluid may be detected by visual inspection of the outer duct wall if a leak should occur at the annular sealing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
    Inventor: Bryan W. Olver
  • Publication number: 20120181384
    Abstract: A device for protecting piping from lightning. The piping includes tubular metal sections connected to each other by connection parts, a first portion of the connection parts being plastic material parts and a second portion of the connection parts being metal parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Alexis Courpet, Thomas Barre, Matthieu Biteau, Olivier Bourbon, Jean marc Roques
  • Publication number: 20120090714
    Abstract: A rotatable coupling for a vacuum cleaner is described. The rotatable coupling includes: an inner conduit having an outer surface; a compressible strip disposed on the outer surface of the inner conduit; an outer conduit adapted to snugly fit over the strip and the first conduit. The rotatable coupling can include a non-reactive high-viscosity lubricant disposed on the outer surface of the inner conduit adjacent the strip. The outer conduit of the coupling can be rotatable about the inner conduit and an interference fit is formed between the inner conduit and the outer conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventor: Steven Wayne Myers
  • Publication number: 20120014792
    Abstract: A circulation controlled vertical axis wind turbine is presented. The circulation controlled vertical axis wind turbine comprise one or more airfoils in communication with the turbine via a rotatable support shaft and an airfoil support structure. The one or more airfoils have a blowing slot disposed near the trailing edge, and a controller and control means modulates a flow of air between the blowing slot and an internal cavity of the airfoil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Applicant: WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: James E. Smith, Franz A. Pertl, Gerald M. Angle, II, Christina N. Yarborough, Andrew J. Nawrocki, Jay P. Wilhelm, Kenneth A. Williams
  • Publication number: 20110291403
    Abstract: A pipe and connector assembly of an appliance is provided. The assembly has a pipe for connecting to a fluid system of the appliance; a transition section fluidly connected to the pipe; a connector portion for connecting to the external fluid supply by way of a twisting motion between the external fluid supply and the connector portion; an anti-torque plate fixed rigidly to the transition section, the anti-torque plate having an engagement area; and a shoulder element for attaching the anti-torque plate to a chassis of the appliance. A shoulder portion of the shoulder element is positioned to engage the engagement area of the anti-torque plate such that movement of the anti-torque plate in a plane that is parallel to the twisting motion is restrained by the shoulder portion engaging the engagement area, and movement of the anti-torque plate is permitted along a length of the shoulder portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Applicant: BSH HOME APPLIANCES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Geiger, Michael Gerdes, Mark Wood, Anthony Zymroz, JR.
  • Publication number: 20110220233
    Abstract: A height adjustment assembly for a drop hose on an irrigation machine is composed of an elongated bracket having a first end provided with a pair of fittings, and a second opposite end provided with a drop hose retention ring; the drop hose retention ring formed with an opening adapted to permit a drop hose to slide through the opening, the opening defined by an interior surface provided with a pair of diametrically opposed open slots, and a pair of diametrically opposed locking recesses. A key lock fitting is adapted for connecting aligned hose ends of the drop hose and is provided with a pair of diametrically-opposed keys which, in use, are adapted to slide through the pair of opposed open slots and, upon ninety degree rotation of the diametrically-opposed keys, to be received in the pair of diametrically opposed locking recesses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Applicant: NELSON IRRIGATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Reid A. NELSON, Barton R. NELSON, Craig B. NELSON
  • Patent number: 7950619
    Abstract: A fluid device mounting structure is provided for installing a plurality of fluid devices on a support assembly. The support assembly includes a support member for supporting connecting portions of the fluid devices by the support assembly, so that the fluid devices are freely disposed in three dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: CKD Corporation
    Inventors: Hideyuki Takeda, Tetsuya Ishihara
  • Publication number: 20110050815
    Abstract: A flow-passage connecting device for connecting flow passages of first and second members, including: a joint to be attached at one end to an end portion of the passage of the first member and to be connected at the other end to the passage of the second member, the joint having a hollow space through which a fluid flows; a joint support portion for supporting the joint when the joint is attached, such that a positional adjustment of the joint in a direction perpendicular to a joint attachment direction is permitted within a first position-adjust range; and a position-adjust-range limiting portion disposed distant from the end portion of the passage of the first member in a direction opposite to the attachment direction and configured to limit the positional adjustment of the joint in the perpendicular direction within a second position-adjust range smaller than the first range when the joint is attached.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2010
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Applicant: BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yutaka KAKIGAHARA
  • Patent number: 7837868
    Abstract: A stormwater filtration system includes a stormwater containment structure including a bottom surface, an inlet that receives stormwater and an outlet through which filtered stormwater exits the stormwater containment structure. A flow structure is at the bottom surface. The flow structure includes a conveyance conduit running along the bottom surface of the stormwater containment structure and in fluid communication with the outlet of the stormwater containment structure. The conveyance conduit includes a port extending through a sidewall of the conveyance conduit. A saddle includes an upper component and a lower component connected to the upper component such that the upper and lower components straddle the conveyance conduit at the port. The upper component includes an opening in communication with the port and the lower component supports the conveyance conduit above the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Contech Stormwater Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Jacob, Christopher S. Hersey, Casey T. Kenniston, Michael P. Stone
  • Publication number: 20100288320
    Abstract: A tent structure, water transfer system and sprinkler mechanism are provided. The water transfer system utilizes components of the tent structure to transfer water from a garden hose to the sprinkler mechanism positioned at the top of the tent structure to spray water above the tent structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Inventor: Steven Rehkemper
  • Publication number: 20100270790
    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: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Publication date: October 28, 2010
    Applicant: ONSET PIPE PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Martin G. Ward
  • Patent number: 7793988
    Abstract: A coupling device for electrical wire-carrying conduits for assembly with an overhead support member having a stem with a free threaded end. The coupling device includes an integral tubular member having axially opposed ends, each of which receives an end of a mating conduit, and the integral top surface on the tubular member has an aperture for engagement with the free end of the stem of the supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2010
    Inventor: Sami Shemtov
  • Patent number: 7638066
    Abstract: A stormwater filtration system includes a stormwater containment structure including a bottom surface, an inlet that receives stormwater and an outlet through which filtered stormwater exits the stormwater containment structure. A flow structure is at the bottom surface. The flow structure includes a conveyance conduit running along the bottom surface of the stormwater containment structure and in fluid communication with the outlet of the stormwater containment structure. The conveyance conduit includes a port extending through a sidewall of the conveyance conduit. A saddle includes an upper component and a lower component connected to the upper component such that the upper and lower components straddle the conveyance conduit at the port. The upper component includes an opening in communication with the port and the lower component supports the conveyance conduit above the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2009
    Assignee: Contech Stormwater Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Jacob, Christopher S. Hersey, Casey T. Kenniston, Michael P. Stone
  • Publication number: 20090261585
    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: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventor: Martin G. Ward
  • Publication number: 20090261576
    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: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Applicant: ONSET PIPE PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Martin G. Ward
  • Publication number: 20090224533
    Abstract: A support system for a flexible pipe loop installed in a pipe run extending along a pipe run axis. The loop includes at least a pair of pipe run elbows, a pair of flexible tube members, and at least one loop elbow having first and second open ends, and an inner bend. Each pipe run elbow connects the pipe run to one end of a respective tube member. The loop elbow's inner bend is disposed towards the pipe run. The loop elbow has a centerline which is displaced away from the pipe run axis. The support system comprises a hanger rod having a first end operatively configured to attach to the loop elbow at a point which is closer to the pipe run axis than the centerline of the loop elbow at the centerline's furthest distance from the pipe run axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2008
    Publication date: September 10, 2009
    Inventor: James R. Richter
  • Patent number: 7581700
    Abstract: Adjustable fittings for attaching support members to fluid conduits, including aircraft fuel conduits, are disclosed herein. An aircraft system in accordance with one embodiment of the invention includes a fluid conduit carried by an aircraft and a housing fixedly attached to the fluid conduit. The housing can include a first attachment feature having one of a projection extending outwardly from the housing or an aperture extending at least partially through the housing. The system further includes a support member having an attachment portion positioned proximate to the attachment feature. The attachment portion includes a support member aperture positioned over at least a portion of the first attachment feature. An adjustable fitting couples the support member to the housing. The adjustable fitting can include a first side, a second side opposite the first side, and an engagement portion at the second side positioned within at least a portion of the support member aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James A. Carns, Theron L. Cutler, Mark A. Shelly, Benjamin P. Van Kampen
  • Publication number: 20090199995
    Abstract: A heat exchange tubing assembly including a plurality of heat exchange tubing lengths for conveying heat exchange fluid. A plurality of cross member assemblies can extend laterally across the tubing lengths and can be secured to the tubing lengths at spaced intervals along the tubing lengths. The cross member assemblies can laterally space the tubing lengths apart from each other generally along a common plane. Each cross member assembly can include a cross member having a series of mounting structures spaced along a mounting surface of the cross member at predetermined locations. A series of tubing securement members are included and can each have a tubing trapping surface for trapping a selected tubing length against the mounting surface of the cross member. The tubing securement members can be mounted to selected mounting structures on the cross member to obtain selected lateral spacing of the tubing lengths on the cross member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventors: Paul Griffee Hawkinson, Gary P. Morgan
  • Publication number: 20090194992
    Abstract: A compensation system for use with a divided pipe having a pair of open ends and being supported at first and second spaced apart points which are moveable relative to one another. A loop member attaches to the open ends of the pipe and is supported by a support system. The loop member includes a bend causing the loop member to extend away from the pipe, the loop member being flexible enough to accommodate a movement between the open ends of the pipe. The support system includes a flexible support having a first end secured to move with the first point and a second end secured move with the second point. Also, a support connection is provided at the loop member for engagement by the flexible support between the two ends to permit movement of the loop member relative to the pipe, the support connection permitting movement of the flexible support relative to the tubing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2008
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventors: Zbigniew Bochenek, Bruce M. Platusich, James R. Richter, James David Clauss
  • Publication number: 20090160185
    Abstract: An example quick connect fitting assembly includes a fitting for communicating flow between at least three openings. A quick connect portion of the fitting defines one of the openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2007
    Publication date: June 25, 2009
    Inventors: Robert Learmont, William Turnau
  • Patent number: 7390167
    Abstract: A compressor with a centripetal air takeoff system that includes pipes installed between an outer collar and an inner collar. Each pipe is fitted in a hole in the outer collar and in a hole in the inner collar. The system further includes a locking mechanism between the pipe and the inner collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Philippe Pierre Vincent Bouiller, Gilles Alain Marie Charier, Didier Rene Andre Escure, Stephane Rousselin
  • Publication number: 20080042430
    Abstract: The present invention provides a joint hose slippage prevention apparatus for preventing slippage of a joint hose connecting a suction pipe extending from a compressor and a suction pipe extending from a throttle body. The joint hose slippage prevention apparatus comprises a tension stay that fastens the compressor side and throttle body side, with ends connected to the compressor side and the throttle body side. Consequently, when the compressor side and throttle side almost separate from each other, they are held down by the tensile strength of the tension stay, whereby the relative positional relation between the compressor side and throttle side is maintained. Accordingly, it is possible to prevent the joint hose from slipping off.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2007
    Publication date: February 21, 2008
    Inventor: Yasuaki Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 7219931
    Abstract: An elongated object clamp 1 which reduces transmission of vibration between an object 2 and a support 3 in a circumferential direction of the object and an axial direction comprises a gripper unit 5 for holding an elongated object such as a pipe, a securing unit for attaching the clamp to a support such as a body panel, and a vibration absorbing unit 7 for reducing transmission of vibration between the gripper unit and the securing unit. The vibration absorbing unit can bend in various directions and includes first curved arms and second curved arms stacked between the gripper unit and the securing unit, and arranged so that bending directions of the arms cross one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Newfrey LLC
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 7172221
    Abstract: A pipe stabilizing system includes a pipe having an inlet and an outlet. An angled inner plate has a first portion and a second portion. The first portion has a first aperture defining a saddle for receiving pipe. An angled outer plate has a first section and a second section. The first section has a second aperture therein defining a saddle for receiving pipe. The first aperture in the inner plate is aligned with the second aperture in the outer plate when the second section is abutted against the second portion. The pipe is positionable in each of the first and second apertures and secured between the first portion and the first section. Fasteners are extended through the second portion and the second section and then into a hood housing. A fire retardant supply line is fluidly coupled to the inlet and a nozzle is fluidly coupled to the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2007
    Inventor: Joseph F. Ferrara
  • Patent number: 7017947
    Abstract: A pipe holder includes a body member and a support member connected to and extending away from the body member. The body member defines an opening proximate a first end of the body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation
    Inventor: Frederick James Diggle, III
  • Patent number: 6913115
    Abstract: A fluid pressure-operated apparatus-connecting device comprises a body to which an O-ring is installed, a bracket which is connected to the body, a fastening member which is connected to the body, a plate spring which is interposed between the body and the fastening member, a pin member which is engaged with a second engaging groove to fasten the fastening member thereby, and a bolt which integrally fixes the body, the bracket, and the fastening member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: SMC Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Taku Tomita, Takehiko Kanazawa, Mitsutoshi Araki, Toshiharu Wada, Makoto Wada
  • Patent number: 6908116
    Abstract: A fixation clamp device includes a bracket having two flaps extended from a base plate which has a channel, and a block slidably coupled along the channel of the base plate with a fastener. The block includes a mouth and a port communicating with a bore, a fitting is engaged onto one of the flaps and coupled to the port of the block. A forcing device may force the block against the fitting. A gasket may be engaged between the port of the block and the fitting, and may include one end engaged into the port of the block. One or more further fittings may be selectively engaged onto the bracket, and coupled to the port of the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2005
    Inventors: Henry C. Chu, Ralph R. Edwards