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Class / Patent application numberDescriptionNumber of patent applications / Date published
285332000 Tapered 120
285330000 Interlocked or overlapped 35
285331000 Annular socket 33
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20100013217Tube joint and method of joining tubes in an engine exhaust system - A substantially leak free joint connecting conduits in an exhaust system of an engine. The joint connects a first exhaust conduit extending between a first distal end and a first join end, and a second exhaust conduit extending between a second distal end and a second join end. The joint comprises a substantially circular bead formed by a tip of the first join end curled radially outward and around until it contacts an outer surface of the first exhaust conduit. A mating surface formed in the second join end that defines an at least partially axially open seat flared radially outward from the second exhaust conduit. At least a portion of the seat shaped to substantially conform to at least ninety degrees of a circumference of an external surface of the substantially circular bead. The external surface of the bead directly contacts the seat of the mating surface such that the portion of the seat curves around a portion of the circumference of the bead.01-21-2010
20090243287DOWN SPOUT CLEAN-OUT ADAPTER - A down spout clean-out adapter has a tubular pipe, a deflector plate sized and configured to snugly interfit with the tubular pipe to divert and expel the flow of debris and water from the tubular pipe, and a sleeve being rotatable between normal and clean-out configurations, where in the normal configuration the sleeve seals the opening in the tubular pipe, and where in the clean-out configuration the sleeve exposes the opening.10-01-2009
20080265574Quick Coupling for Joining Together Two Pipes for Conveying a Gas Under Pressure - The coupling comprises a male plug (10-30-2008
20080290657Chemical and biological clean air connector - A connector for use in a contaminated environment is provided. The connector includes first and second couplers which are coupled together to produce a fluid path through the connector. Prior to coupling of the first and second couplers, the first and second couplers include plastic caps for minimizing the contaminants on the couplers. Elastomer face seals which can be contaminated are mated against one another compressing to expel contaminants and trapping contaminants between the elastomer face seals. The elastomer face seals are captured between a pair of O-rings. Parts of the elastomer face seals are flushed with fluid as the connector is coupled to further reduce contamination. All internal passages and the elastomer face seals are treated with an antimicrobial compound. The connector vents to the atmosphere during engagement of the first and second couplers such that the connector can operate at a higher pressure with reduced engagement force.11-27-2008
20080303274HIGH-STRENGTH THREADED JOINTS, PARTICULARLY FOR LINED TUBES - A threaded tubular joint comprising male and female members is provided. The ends of the male members comprise an upper portion and a lower portion located between an upper threaded portion and an inner surface of each of the male ends. The upper portion is formed by a thread bevel which transitions into a first rounded area and the lower portion is formed by a second rounded area. A reversibly deformable ring may be housed in about the center of the joint. When the male members are substantially engaged within the joint, the ring is compressed by the ends of the male members. This configuration provides geometric continuity within the inner surface of the joint, and the corrosion protection barrier of the inner lining of the tube. Beneficially, embodiments of the joint possess an improved capability to receive inner linings as compared with previously developed threaded joints12-11-2008
20080272593Fitting And Method For Manufacturing A Fitting - A fitting for connecting pipes together. The fitting includes a press-fit connection including a ring-shaped seat configured to receive at least one of sealing and holding elements. The fitting is configured to be sealingly connected to an inserted pipe end. A threaded connection is configured to be connected to a pipe by a thread on the threaded connection. The fitting is a single piece and is devoid of weldments.11-06-2008
20100270792CONNECTION MEANS AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING AT LEAST TWO FLUID-CONDUCTING MEDICAL-TECHNICAL SYSTEMS, AS WELL AS MEDICAL-TECHNICAL APPARATUS - The present invention relates to a connection for the fluid connection of at least one first fluid-conducting, medical-technical system to a second one. It further relates to a method for connecting at least two fluid-conducting, medical-technical systems, as well as an external medical-technical apparatus and a medical-technical apparatus.10-28-2010
20100194103PIPE COUPLING METHOD AND SYSTEM - A tubular coupling system and method; the system and method in at least certain aspects, using a coupling member with an interior protective ring that has at least one inner energizing member which, upon compression, forces the body of the coupling member against an interior wall of the coupling thereby inhibiting corrosive material from contacting the coupling's interior wall or, in the event some corrosive material does enter this area, holding the interior protective ring against the coupling's interior wall so that the corrosive material remains in and does not exit this area, thus inhibiting or preventing a continuous flow of corrosive material.08-05-2010
20110109082METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLD JOINING FLANGES AND COUPLING ELEMENTS TO PIPES - A tool for joining a coupling element, such as a flange to a pipe, wherein the coupling element surrounds the pipe and has grooves facing the pipe to receive a corresponding plurality of beads provided on the pipe. The tool has a plurality of axially separated, radially movable segments. Each segment has a plurality of circle sector formed ridges. The plurality of segments thereby provides circumferentially extending ridges that are capable of deforming a pipe wall by a first pressing action on the inside wall of the pipe to create on the outside of the pipe circumferential beads in the pipe wall and to cause these beads to extend into corresponding grooves in the coupling element. The segments also have circumferentially extending portions located adjacent and between the ridges. The extending portions in a second, subsequent passing action cause post-pressing of buckled-in areas that occur naturally in the pipe wall between and adjacent to the beads during the first pressing action, so that an outward tension is obtained in the pipe at the location of the coupling element.05-12-2011
20110241337TUBULAR CONNECTION SYSTEM FACILITATING NONROTATING SIGNAL CONDUCTOR CONNECTION AND METHOD - A tubular arrangement including a tubular form having an interconnection configuration on each end with one or more signal conductors disposed within the tubular form. One or more axially operative connector bodies disposed at each end of the tubular form. A coupling at one end of the tubular form capable of bridging the tubular form to another tubular and a method for building a string is included.10-06-2011
20120187676PUMP ATTACHMENT INTERFACE PROVIDING A FIXED LINK BETWEEN A PUMP LINE COUPLED TO A MOBILE TANK AND A LINE DISPOSED IN A RESERVOIR - A pump attachment interface provides a fixed link between a first line in communication with a fluid reservoir, and a second line in communication with a mobile storage tank via a pump of a pump truck. The interface includes an interface body with a sloping surface that supports a fixed conduit such that a lower end of the conduit is at a height that is lower than an upper end of the conduit. The lower end is for coupling to the first line, and the second end is for coupling to the second line. The attachment interface also has a spill containment catch basin over which the second end of the conduit is located so as to catch any spillage from the second line when it is coupled to the conduit. The body can be a concrete block, or be molded plastic filled with sand or water.07-26-2012
20110163537PIPE CLAMP - The pipe clamp serves to connect a pipe (07-07-2011
20100283238Discriminating Fluid Connection System - A discriminating connector system for medical use. The connector system includes a male connector and a female connector. A standoff of the male connector forms a sealed, fluid connection with a receptacle of the female connector for fluid flow between conduits connected to the male and female connectors. The construction of the connector system prevents connection of either the male or female connector to other non-conforming connectors or syringes commonly found in medical environments, such as male and female luer-lock connectors and syringes.11-11-2010
20110018260MICROBARB TUBING CONNECTOR - A connection assembly for coupling a soft tubing to a tubular element of a torque fitting comprises a barbed connector and a shell adapted to contain the barbed connector. The barbed connector comprises a neck having a barb disposed on an exterior surface of the neck and a substantially cylindrical sealing portion disposed between the barb and a tubing end of the neck. The barbed connector further comprises a mating surface adapted to form a fluid-tight seal when compressed against a mating end of the tubular element. A tubing connection comprises the connection assembly having a length of soft tubing attached to the neck of the barbed connector and a tubular element compressed against the mating surface of the barbed connector.01-27-2011
20110018261CONNECTOR - Clamp portions (01-27-2011
20100025989CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL CLEAN AIR CONNECTOR - A connector for use in a contaminated environment is provided. The connector includes first and second couplers which are coupled together to produce a fluid path through the connector. Prior to coupling of the first and second couplers, the first and second couplers include plastic caps for minimizing the contaminants on the couplers. Elastomer face seals which can be contaminated are mated against one another compressing to expel contaminants and trapping contaminants between the elastomer face seals. The elastomer face seals are captured between a pair of O-rings. Parts of the elastomer face seals are flushed with fluid as the connector is coupled to further reduce contamination. All internal passages and the elastomer face seals are treated with an antimicrobial compound. The connector vents to the atmosphere during engagement of the first and second couplers such that the connector can operate at a higher pressure with reduced engagement force.02-04-2010
20100019488Hose Coupling with Flow Control - A fluid-tight, quick-connect coupling for connecting two fluid transfer devices that comprises a male mating body inserted into a female sleeve body, and which can be locked into position with a locking mechanism. The coupling also comprises an in-line flow control mechanism wherein variable flow control can be achieved by operating the locking mechanism.01-28-2010
20110018259Microfluidic Connections - A junction is made between a first microfluidic substrate (01-27-2011
20120025521FLUID CONNECTOR DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME - A fluid connector device is provided. The fluid connector device includes a coupling substrate having a conformal recess, a reconnectable fitting disposed in the recess to provide a first passageway, and a force applying element operatively coupled to the reconnectable fitting, or the coupling substrate, or both the reconnectable fitting and the coupling substrate to at least partially provide a sealing force between the reconnectable fitting and the coupling substrate, wherein at least one of the force applying element, the reconnectable fitting, and the coupling substrate comprises one or more degrees of freedom for self alignment of the reconnectable fitting and the conformal recess.02-02-2012
20120119488 SEAL BETWEEN PIPE SECTIONS - A pipe joint comprises a pin having a male screw-threaded portion and a box having a complementary screw-threaded portion. The threaded portions of the pin and box inter-engage along the greater part of the axial length of the threaded portions, the male thread extending to a male stop shoulder adjacent a complementary stop shoulder on the other portion. The pin further comprises a radial surface adjacent a corresponding radial surface on the complementary stop shoulder of the box, a curved sealing surface of the radial surface on the pin sealingly engaging a corresponding curved sealing surface on the corresponding radial surface on the complementary stop shoulder. Each of the curved sealing surfaces is so shaped to lie on an arc of a separate ellipse. The parameters of the ellipses are carefully chosen to maximize the strength and robustness of the seal.05-17-2012
20100289261AUTOMATIC DISCHARGE CONNECTION FOR SUBMERSIBLE PUMP INSTALLATION - The present invention relates to an automatic discharge connection device of a submersible pump, including a coupling member coupled to a discharge port of the submersible pump and a feed pipe for feeding water discharged from the submersible pump. A sealing member is installed in an annular concave portion formed on an inner circumference of the coupling member in such a way to move left and right. When the submersible pump is actuated, the sealing member moves toward the feed pipe and the end portion of the sealing member enters the feed pipe. Accordingly, between-the coupling member and the feed pipe is sealed to thereby prevent a water leakage between the coupling member and the feed pipe.11-18-2010
20120074690STEP-TO-STEP WEDGE THREAD CONNECTIONS AND RELATED METHODS - A threaded connection includes a pin member comprising a first pin step and a second pin step, and pin wedge threads disposed on each of the first and second pin steps and a box member comprising a first box step and a second box step, and box wedge threads disposed on each of the first and second box steps, wherein an axial separation of the first and second pin steps differs from an axial separation of the first and second box steps.03-29-2012
20090315326UNIVERSAL INLET ADAPTER - There is provided an inlet adapter for use with a fluid integrity test device for testing a fluid system. The fluid system includes a primary inlet collar defining a primary collar inner periphery. The inlet adapter includes an adapter body having an adapter inlet face and an adapter contact face. The adapter contact face is disposable in contact with the primary inlet collar to form a fluid tight seal with the primary inlet collar. The adapter contact face defines a contact face periphery that is circumscribable about the primary collar inner periphery. An adapter inner wall is disposed about an adapter axis and extends between the adapter inlet face and the adapter contact face to form an adapter channel. The adapter channel is in fluid communication with the fluid system when the fluid tight seal is formed between the adapter contact face and the primary inlet collar.12-24-2009
20090058084ADAPTOR FOR QUICK CONNECT COUPLING IN WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM - An adaptor is threaded to a threaded nipple on a water shutoff valve in a water supply system. The adaptor has a surface for being captured by a quick connect fluid coupling. The quick connect fluid coupling is in turn connected to a flexible tubing. In this manner, the adaptor can connect the flexible tubing to the threaded surface on the nipple of the shutoff valve, such that the existing shutoff valve design can be utilized with flexible tubing having quick connect fluid couplings.03-05-2009
20080272594Slip type pipe joint - A slip type pipe fitting for joining two spaced apart plastic pipe ends is disclosed. The fitting includes: a first insert 11-06-2008

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