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Mott Lambert H: Tube seal joint and method therefor. Tailer Peter L, August 5, 1975: US3898163 (101 worldwide citation)

A tube is sealed in a fitting having a fitting body and a nut by inserting the tube into the fitting body with an annular clearance between the fitting body and the tube, inserting annular seals within the clearance about the tube, the seals each having an annular corrugation and the seals being alt ...


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Willem Griffioen, Arie Van Wingerden, Cornelis Van &apos T Hul, Pieter Lock, Willem Greven, Frans Robbert Bakker, David F Hawkins: Y-branch splittable connector. NKF Kabel, Dennis T Griggs, September 16, 2003: US06619697 (94 worldwide citation)

An existing protective duct contains a bundle of guide tubes through which fiber optic cables are run to customers at existing service locations. In order to run a cable to a new customer at a different service location, the duct is cut at a branch point and a short section of the duct is removed to ...


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Donald F Appling: Apparatus and method for coupling polymer conduits to metallic bodies. Waterman, Limbach Limbach & Sutton, July 15, 1986: US04600222 (74 worldwide citation)

A polymer socket is secured to a metallic conduit by snapping a split polymer sleeve around the conduit with a flange on the sleeve engaged within a groove in the conduit, and then securing the sleeve against spreading. The securing function is provided by an annular insert bonded within the sleeve. ...


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James Blakeley: Pipe coupling with gasket locating means. Blakeley Engineering, Ridout & Maybee, July 5, 1983: US04391458 (70 worldwide citation)

A side-outlet pipe coupling having a split housing surrounding split-ring gasket means is provided. Lugs formed at the free ends of the gasket means position said gasket means within the coupling housing such that abutting free ends of the gasket means are off-set from the plane of splitting of the ...


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Charles D Orth: Flange mounted thermostatic expansion valve. The Singer Company, David L Davis, Robert E Smith, Edward L Bell, August 28, 1984: US04468054 (49 worldwide citation)

The inlet and outlet tubes on each side of the valve body are connected to the valve body by a notched plate engaging the shoulder upset from the tube. The upset forms a metal-to-metal seal against the seat in the body while the O-ring engages the wall of the flared section of the inlet leading to t ...


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Kazumasa Umehara, Katsushi Washizu, Kazunori Takigawa: Coupling. Usui Kokusai Sangyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Anthony J Casella, Gerald E Hespos, October 11, 1988: US04776616 (48 worldwide citation)

An improved coupling for connecting a pipe joint and a metal pipe which has a relatively small diameter not exceeding about 30 mm and a wall thickness not exceeding about 2 mm is offered. The coupling is often used to form a pipeline for supplying oil, air, etc. to an automobile, machine or apparatu ...


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Hansen Arne: Pipe connection fitting. Interfit, John F A Earley, John F A Earley III, March 26, 1985: US04506917 (48 worldwide citation)

A pipe connection fitting for connecting a branch pipe to a main pipe has a body with a nipple adapted to enter a branch opening in a main pipe and a bore in communication with the nipple for the connection of a branch conduit to the body. A seal surrounding the nipple for sealing against the pipe i ...


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John R Cox, Edward G Bulgin: Liquid transfer manifold system for maintaining plug flow. The Amalgamated Sugar Company, Trask Britt & Rossa, March 12, 1991: US04999102 (44 worldwide citation)

A manifold system is constructed for evenly distributing a liquid to, and/or evenly collecting a liquid from, a cell of a separator system. The flow paths between the manifold inlet(s) and manifold outlet(s) are all approximately hydraulically identical in numbers, types, and dimensions of flow comp ...


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Yoakum Ronald E: Elastomeric seal. January 22, 1974: US3787061 (44 worldwide citation)

A seal for making leakproof, durable and adjustable telescoping connections for piping and the like comprises a generally cylindrical body portion of flexible elastomeric material having a pair of ribs extending inwardly and toward opposite ends of the body portion, which ribs are releasably biased ...


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Guy E Carrow: Polymer pipe connection and method to make it. Phillips Petroleum Company, January 24, 1978: US04070044 (43 worldwide citation)

A pipe connection is provided which comprises two pipe ends, one inserted inside of the other, and one consisting essentially of crosslinked polymer material, whereas the other consists essentially of crosslinked or non-crosslinked polymer material, the connection having a layer of polymer material ...