Resources Contact Us Home
Browse by: INVENTOR PATENT HOLDER PATENT NUMBER DATE
 
 
Flexible pressure-energized joint










Image Number 4 for United States Patent #5505498.

A fluid-tight coupling and sealing arrangement including a flexible joint for coupling a tube with pressurized fluid flowing therethrough to another tube or a fluid device. The flexible joint basically includes a first tubular member with an outer restraining member coupled thereto, a second tubular member, and a pressure-energized seal positioned between the first and second tubular members. The first tubular member has a first fluid passageway and a first annular sealing surface. The second tubular member has a second fluid passageway, a second annular sealing surface, and an outwardly facing bearing surface. The outer restraining member carries an inwardly facing bearing surface for engaging the outwardly facing bearing surface of the second tubular member. In some embodiments, the bearing surface of the outer restraining member is integrally formed therewith, while in other embodiments, the bearing surface is formed by a separate bearing ring such as a carbon-graphite insert carried by the outer restraining member. Also, in some embodiments, the outer restraining member is fixedly coupled to the first tubular member, while in other embodiments, the outer restraining member is releasably coupled to the first tubular member.








 
 
  Recently Added Patents
Electrolyte including amide compound and electrochemical device including the same
Information processing apparatus connectable to a server and a printer
Signal processing circuit, signal processing method, optical receiver and optical communication system
Data broadcast receiver and method for gathering data broadcasting application
Method, medium, and system compressing and/or reconstructing image information with low complexity
Data processing apparatus and data processing method
Photodetectors using resonance and method of making
  Randomly Featured Patents
Method for the amelioration of visual distress
Combination knife and utility tool with pivotal blade cover
Apparatus and method for obtaining spectrally resolved spatial images of tissue
Coating composition for high density polyethylene tubing
Wearing apparel system with suspended indicia
Medical pressure-sensitive adhesive tape or sheet, and first aid adhesive tape
Endoluminal device and system and method for detecting a change in pressure differential across an endoluminal device
System for testing an integrated circuit using multiple test modes
Method for wrapping round bales
Method of filling flat stock fibrous cellulosic food casings containing a low level of total plasticizer