NIBCO INC.

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Intl Class Technology Matters Rank in Class
 
 
 
F16L PIPES; JOINTS OR FITTINGS FOR PIPES; SUPPORTS FOR PIPES, CABLES OR PROTECTIVE TUBING; MEANS FOR THERMAL INSULATION IN GENERAL3337
 
 
 
F16K VALVES; TAPS; COCKS; ACTUATING-FLOATS; DEVICES FOR VENTING OR AERATING2350
 
 
 
E21F SAFETY DEVICES, TRANSPORT, FILLING-UP, RESCUE, VENTILATION, OR DRAINAGE IN OR OF MINES OR TUNNELS 49
 
 
 
B05B SPRAYING APPARATUS; ATOMISING APPARATUS; NOZZLES 262
 
 
 
B21D WORKING OR PROCESSING OF SHEET METAL OR METAL TUBES, RODS OR PROFILES WITHOUT ESSENTIALLY REMOVING MATERIAL; PUNCHING 254
 
 
 
E04B GENERAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONS; WALLS, e.g. PARTITIONS; ROOFS; FLOORS; CEILINGS; INSULATION OR OTHER PROTECTION OF BUILDINGS 245
 
 
 
2301 FLUID DISTRIBUTION EQUIPMENT248
 
 
 
A47B TABLES; DESKS; OFFICE FURNITURE; CABINETS; DRAWERS; GENERAL DETAILS OF FURNITURE 151
 
 
 
A62C FIRE-FIGHTING 126
 
 
 
B21K MAKING FORGED OR PRESSED PRODUCTS, e.g. HORSE-SHOES, RIVETS, BOLTS, WHEELS 122

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Recent Publications

Publication # Title Filing Date Pub Date Intl Class
2018/0056,318 LOW TORQUE SPRINKLER FITTING AND METHOD OF MANUFACTUREJul 31, 17Mar 01, 18[F16L, A62C, B29C, B05B]
2015/0369,411 PLUMBING ADAPTER COUPLINGMay 06, 15Dec 24, 15[F16L]

Recent Patents

Patent # Title Filing Date Issue Date Intl Class
9829122 Leach-resistant leaded copper alloysMar 14, 13Nov 28, 17[F16L, C22C, C22F]
9810344 Valve with locking slideFeb 18, 16Nov 07, 17[F16K]
9777875 Clam shell push-to-connect assemblyFeb 05, 15Oct 03, 17[F16L]
9541218 Universal indicator postMay 28, 14Jan 10, 17[F16K]
9541228 Push-to-connect fittingDec 09, 14Jan 10, 17[F16L]
9541229 Hydro-formed T-fittingJul 22, 13Jan 10, 17[B21D, F16L]
9447906 Self-locking push-to-connect insertDec 09, 14Sep 20, 16[F16L]
9441765 Lead-free high temperature/pressure piping components and methods of useNov 16, 15Sep 13, 16[F16K, F16L, F17D]
9297477 Valve handle lockOct 03, 14Mar 29, 16[F16K]
9261215 CouplingApr 18, 13Feb 16, 16[F16L]

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Expired/Abandoned/Withdrawn Patents

Patent # Title Status Filing Date Issue/Pub Date Intl Class
2017/0089,592 BOILER LOOP SYSTEMAbandonedDec 14, 16Mar 30, 17[F24D]
2015/0129,088 GASEOUS SULFUR TREATMENT METHODS FOR COPPER ZINC ALLOYSAbandonedJan 20, 15May 14, 15[C23C]
2015/0028,120 BOILER LOOP SYSTEMAbandonedOct 15, 14Jan 29, 15[F24D]
2013/0115,128 SULFUR-RICH CORROSION-RESISTANT COPPER-ZINC ALLOYAbandonedNov 07, 12May 09, 13[C22C]
2012/0267,011 SULFUR TREATMENT FOR COPPER ZINC ALLOYSAbandonedNov 22, 11Oct 25, 12[C23C, B32B]
2011/0204,624 UNIVERSAL CONNECTION SOCKETAbandonedFeb 15, 11Aug 25, 11[F16L]
2010/0171,302 PUSH-TWIST CONNECTORAbandonedJan 05, 09Jul 08, 10[F16L]
2008/0318,079 LOW LEAD SOLDERABLE PLUMBING COMPONENTSAbandonedJun 18, 08Dec 25, 08[F16K, B23K, B32B, C25D]
7306010 Ball valve with snap-in stemExpiredFeb 15, 05Dec 11, 07[F16K]
2006/0249,216 Co-injected pipe fittingAbandonedMay 01, 06Nov 09, 06[F16L]
6584894 Method and apparatus for marking items of varied shapesExpiredMar 06, 00Jul 01, 03[B41F]
2002/0110,478 Copper base alloy that contains intermetallic constituents rich in calcium and/or magnesiumAbandonedDec 13, 00Aug 15, 02[C22C]
6286765 Pop-up spray head irrigation system uniformity enhancement apparatus and methodExpiredFeb 03, 00Sep 11, 01[A01G, B05B]
5984202 Hybrid low flow and spray irrigation apparatus and methodExpiredApr 24, 97Nov 16, 99[B05B]
5943957 Method and device for in-mold pad printingExpiredMar 12, 98Aug 31, 99[B41F]
5759383 Root intrusion and algae prevention device and methodExpiredAug 23, 96Jun 02, 98[C02F]
5740831 Frostproof hydrant sealExpiredDec 31, 96Apr 21, 98[E03C]
D358455 Valve lockExpiredAug 24, 92May 16, 95[]
5409654 Method of reaction injection molding a valveExpiredAug 05, 93Apr 25, 95[B29C]
5149040 Side beam pipe hanger and method of makingExpiredAug 07, 91Sep 22, 92[F16L]

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