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Nibco, Inc. Patents
Assignee:
Nibco, Inc.
Address:
Elkart, IN
No. of patents:
51
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
D358455 Valve lock May 16, 1995
8113550 Connection with tail piece for a press-fitting February 14, 2012
An adapter integrates a tail piece and connection for coupling to plumbing fittings utilizing a union nut or flange and provides a press-fit connection to the tail piece for installation in the system. The method of manufacturing the adapter comprises the steps of forming a flange on
8052099 Sway brace fitting November 8, 2011
A versatile sway brace fitting, includes a pair of spaced jaws, for firmly and deformingly gripping a brace, and a method for manufacturing the fitting. The fitting can withstand substantial loads and is adaptable to receive a variety of braces such as bracing pipes, angle irons, cha
7887248 Swivel attachment and branch line restraint February 15, 2011
A swivel attachment and/or branch line restraint device with angular versatility and mobility for facilitating connection of installation components to support a pipe or other load relative to a support surface is provided. Advantageously, embodiments of the device provide a pluralit
7832248 Hanger for fire sprinkler pipe November 16, 2010
A one-piece hanger is formed with a pair of spaced segments or legs joined by an end wall. Each segment has a recess formed in an edge which is open towards the recess on an edge of the opposite segment. The two recesses are aligned so as to create a substantially full opening to receive
7744042 Offset hanger June 29, 2010
An offset hanger has a central retainer portion, a first leg and a second leg. The central retainer portion defines a segment of a generally cylindrical shape. A center axis is defined along the center of the generally cylindrical shape. A first pair of gussets extends from the centr
7714035 Plumbing manifolds May 11, 2010
There is provided a method for preparing a plumbing manifold for use in a water system in which the manifold after molding is subjected to cross-linking high energy radiation. The manifold is made by polyethylene or a metallocene polyethylene.
7669806 Sway brace fitting March 2, 2010
A versatile sway brace fitting, includes a pair of spaced jaws, for firmly and deformingly gripping a brace, and a method for manufacturing the fitting. The fitting can withstand substantial loads and is adaptable to receive a variety of braces such as bracing pipes, angle irons, channel
7654043 Retrofit attachment yoke February 2, 2010
The invention relates to a retrofit connector for fast attachment to an existing system that supports a suspended load below a ceiling, beam or floor without the need to disassemble or disconnect any components of the system. Advantageously, the connector is easy to install and inexpensi
7506665 Ball valve with interlocking stem March 24, 2009
A ball valve has a ball with resilient, opposed facing spaced-apart locking arms which engage a stem having outwardly projecting flanges to allow the stem to be inserted externally into the valve body and locked to the opposed locking arms of the ball. In one embodiment, the stem and
7455268 Hanger for fire sprinkler pipe November 25, 2008
A one-piece hanger is formed with a pair of spaced segments or legs joined by an end wall. Each segment has a recess formed in an edge which is open towards the recess on an edge of the opposite segment. The two recesses are aligned so as to create a substantially full opening to receive
7441730 Sway brace fitting October 28, 2008
A versatile sway brace fitting, includes a pair of spaced jaws, for firmly and deformingly gripping a brace, and a method for manufacturing the fitting. The fitting can withstand substantial loads and is adaptable to receive a variety of braces such as bracing pipes, angle irons, channel
7306010 Ball valve with snap-in stem December 11, 2007
A ball valve has a ball with resilient, opposed facing spaced-apart locking arms which engage a stem having outwardly projecting flanges to allow the stem to be inserted externally into the valve body and snap-locked to the resilient opposed locking arms of the ball. In one embodimen
6584894 Method and apparatus for marking items of varied shapes July 1, 2003
A method is provided for marking items by orienting the items so that ink may be printed on the desired area of the items. The items are fed to a printing station and ink of a first color is printed on the items and then dried. The ink is then cured by providing heat to the ink. Also pro
6286765 Pop-up spray head irrigation system uniformity enhancement apparatus and method September 11, 2001
A method and apparatus provides a controlled, continuous up-and-down motion of a pop-up sprinkler head device during an irrigation period to approximate a modified sine wave output from the pop-up sprinkler device assuring uniform coverage of an area to be irrigated without excessive
6216737 Flanged three-way universal butterfly valve April 17, 2001
A valve housing has three ports with butterfly valves mounted in two of the ports with stems coupled to the valve disks and extending through opposite sides of the housing. A linkage couples the valve stems together at one side of the housing, while an actuator is coupled to at least one
6164307 Non-circulating, rapid, hot tap water apparatus and method December 26, 2000
Apparatus for attachment to a plumbing system having a warm water outlet, for rapidly delivering hot water through the plumbing system to the warm water outlet, comprising a diverter valve attachable to a building water pipe upstream of the warm water outlet for purging cold water from t
6161776 Multi-layered, porous mat turf irrigation apparatus and method December 19, 2000
A turf irrigation distribution and reservoir product and method ecosystem employing a substantially continuous mat on the soil surface on which turf is placed or produced, the mat having a primary, lateral water distribution structure which distributes water from a water charging inlet
5984202 Hybrid low flow and spray irrigation apparatus and method November 16, 1999
An apparatus providing low volume irrigation from a previously installed sprinkler irrigation system including one or more sprinkler heads connected to a water supply conduit. The apparatus includes a manifold (50) having a water distribution passage (34) therein. The water distribut
5943957 Method and device for in-mold pad printing August 31, 1999
A method and apparatus are provided for pad printing inked images onto injection-molded pieces, while they are still in the mold, using a robotics device and an ink transfer mechanism.
5882141 Low energy precision flooding irrigation apparatus and method March 16, 1999
An irrigation conduit (10) includes a plurality of emitters (11) spaced apart along its length. A conveyance channel (12) is connected to each emitter (11) and is long enough so that a distal end (14) of the conveyance channel (12) may be positioned at or just above the soil surface
5829687 Independently variable ARC low-flow spray head apparatus and method November 3, 1998
An irrigation spray head includes a plurality of orifices each for directing irrigation water in a substantially continuous stream to an impact location within an area around the spray head to be irrigated. Each orifice has associated with it a mechanism for adjusting the flow area and
5786054 Inductive welding of thermoplastic pipe July 28, 1998
Forming a novel double containment polymeric piping assembly by interfitting slidably interfittable polymeric inner pipe components, including a first induction responsive layer therebetween, and slidably interfittable polymeric outer pipe components, preferably including a second in
5785074 Vented ball valve with lock-out ring July 28, 1998
The present invention relates to a ball valve with a shear stem which can be utilized in combination with a conventional ball valve or vented ball valve.The ball valve with a shear stem is utilized with a conventional ball valve or a vented valve assembly including a valve body having a
5775365 Flood protection sewer backflow control valve and adapter assembly July 7, 1998
The present invention relates to a basement sewer backflow control valve with adapter. A valve such as a ball valve is positioned a sewer line under the floor of a basement with an adapter extending vertically through the basement floor providing a means for opening and closing the valve
5759383 Root intrusion and algae prevention device and method June 2, 1998
The apparatus includes a housing (10) defining a housing cavity (18) and at least one connector (15) for connecting the housing to an irrigation conduit (26) so that the housing cavity (18) is exposed to irrigation water flowing through the irrigation conduit (26). A first electrode (13)
5740831 Frostproof hydrant seal April 21, 1998
A sillcock which has freeze resistance, backflow contamination resistance and back pressure release from the downstream water, having a resilient, radially compressible and expandable back pressure seal valve which is also axially movable a controlled amount to thereby cover or uncover a
5716004 Retractable irrigation apparatus and method February 10, 1998
An irrigation apparatus (10) includes a conduit housing (14) with at least one elongated, flexible irrigation conduit (12) received in a retracted position therein. A water supply arrangement associated with the conduit housing (14) allows water to be supplied through the housing to a pr
5613802 Apparatus for deploying a work object March 25, 1997
A method for deploying a work object, connected to a control system by an elongated, substantially flexible conduit, relative to a target, the method including the steps of substantially burying the work object in the earth in a predetermined position relative to the target with the cond
5577531 Flood protection sewer backflow control valve and adapter assembly November 26, 1996
The present invention relates to a basement sewer backflow control valve with adapter. A valve such as a ball valve is positioned a sewer line under the floor of a basement with an adapter extending vertically through the basement floor providing a means for opening and closing the valve
5524674 Inductive welding of thermoplastic pipe June 11, 1996
Forming a novel double containment polymeric piping assembly by interfitting slidably interfittable polymeric inner pipe components, including a first induction responsive layer therebetween, and slidably interfittable polymeric outer pipe components, preferably including a second in
5509441 Reaction injection molded valve April 23, 1996
A mold and method of forming a butterfly valve and the novel valve formed. The disclosure includes providing a valve skeleton having a body portion, a hollow neck extending from the body portion to receive a valve stem and a cruciform-shaped actuator plate portion on the hollow neck, sus
5503544 Mold for reaction injection molding of a valve April 2, 1996
A mold and method of forming a butterfly valve and the novel valve formed. The disclosure includes providing a valve skeleton having a body portion, a hollow neck extending from the body portion to receive a valve stem and a cruciform-shaped actuator plate portion on the hollow neck, sus
5503192 Inductive welding of thermoplastic pipe April 2, 1996
Forming a novel double containment polymeric piping assembly by interfitting slidably interfittable polymeric inner pipe components, including a first induction responsive layer therebetween, and slidably interfittable polymeric outer pipe components, preferably including a second in
5493887 Cold header pierced valve stem February 27, 1996
A method of cold forming a plumbing and heating valve stem by providing a cylindrical blank workpiece, axially stamping the workpiece to circumferentially reduce and axially lengthen a portion of the workpiece, axially stamping the circumferentially larger portion to form a circumfer
5427135 Valve lock June 27, 1995
The present invention relates to a vented ball valve and lockout ring assembly.A vented valve assembly including a valve body having a vent hole therein, and first and second flow-through ends with a valve member receiving chamber thereinbetween, and a stem receiving passage communicatin
5409654 Method of reaction injection molding a valve April 25, 1995
A mold and method of forming a butterfly valve and the novel valve formed. The concept includes providing a valve skeleton having a body portion, a hollow neck extending from the body portion to receive a valve stem and a cruciform-shaped actuator plate portion on the hollow neck, suspen
5398973 Double containment pipe support retainer March 21, 1995
A containment pipe fitting subassembly of a containment fitting, having open end sockets of a radius to slidingly receive ends of containment pipes, a carrier fitting having open end sockets of a radius to slidingly receive ends of carrier pipes, the carrier fitting being inside the
5360036 Vented ball valve with lock-out ring November 1, 1994
The present invention relates to a vented ball valve and lockout ring assembly.A vented valve assembly including a valve body having a vent hole therein, and first and second flow-through ends with a valve member receiving chamber thereinbetween, and a stem receiving passage communicatin
5343191 Pipeline leak detection system August 30, 1994
A system for detecting leaks in a pipeline includes an outer containment pipe or jacket surrounding a pipe and defining an interstitial space therewith. A plurality of zone fittings are disposed within the containment pipe or jacket to divide the interstitial space into a plurality o
5135700 Method and apparatus for molding a threaded product August 4, 1992
A method and apparatus for molding a product having internal threads includes a threaded mold core and a device for rotating the mold core about the axis of its threads and for axially withdrawing the core from the mold at a rate that is related to the rate of rotation, according to
4740347 Method of aligning and fixing valve components during valve assembly April 26, 1988
The invention provides a means whereby a body such as that of a butterfly valve can be prepared with minimal machining. The manufacture of a butterfly valve is described in which the stem openings for the valve are left in their as-cast condition, the stem bushings inserted, aligned with
4514244 Plastic pipe elements and methods for making same April 30, 1985
A plastic pipe element comprises an inner one-piece liner of thermoplastic material. The liner is formed so as to include at least one cylindrical leg having a free outer end and inner end disposed intermediate opposite ends of the liner. At least one pipe section is formed comprising an
4488573 Apparatus for preventing thermal damage to a preformed plug during molding of a housing therearo December 18, 1984
A rotary plug valve which is of the type comprising a housing formed of a polymer and a rotary plug disposed in a through-passage of the housing. The plug is formed of a polymer and includes a bore selectively alignable with the through-passage to admit the passage of fluid. The plug val
4457542 Plastic pipe fitting July 3, 1984
A plastic pipe element comprises an inner one-piece liner of thermoplastic material. The liner is formed so as to include at least one cylindrical leg having a free outer end and inner end disposed intermediate opposite ends of the liner. At least one pipe section is formed comprising an
4449694 Blocked ball valve May 22, 1984
The present invention relates to a ball valve having a housing with an axial passage way through the housing providing fluid communication between first and second ends of the housing. A rotatable ball is arranged within the axial passageway for selectively opening and closing the axial
4430285 Method and apparatus for preventing thermal damage to a preformed plug during molding of a housi February 7, 1984
A rotary plug valve is formed which is of the type comprising a housing formed of a polymer and a rotary plug disposed in a through-passage of the housing. The plug is formed of a polymer and includes a bore selectively alignable with the through-passage to admit the passage of fluid. Th
4240492 Process of forming multi piece vaporizable pattern for foundry castings December 23, 1980
A casting process is disclosed including the steps of fabricating a multi-piece pattern from cellular plastic material, assembling the pieces to form a pattern, coating the pattern with a magnesium silicate ceramic coating and imbedding the pattern in dry, loose sand within a box or
4022243 Frost proof sillcock May 10, 1977
A frost proof sillcock having an outer section with a fluid chamber therein and a discharge opening, a round tubular body connected to the external section and communicating with the chamber, and a seat end section of substantially the same diameter as the tubular body connected integral
3940108 Reinforcement ring and seat for butterfly valve February 24, 1976
An annular, rigid reinforcement ring embedded in a body of molded elastomeric material forms a valve seat for a butterfly valve. The seat has a pair of diametrically aligned shaft openings for the valve disc supporting and actuating shaft. These holes extend through the elastomeric m
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