US Patent No: 4,515,750

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Sealing coupling

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Disclosed is a remotely operable releasable sealing coupling which provides fluid-tight joinder of upper and a lower conduit sections. Each conduit section has a concave conical sealing surface adjacent its end portion. A tubular sleeve having convex spherical ends is inserted between the conduit ends to form line contact with the concave conical end portions. An inwardly projecting lip located at one end of the sleeve cooperates with a retaining collar formed on the upper pipe end to provide swivel capture for the sleeve. The upper conduit section also includes a tapered lower end portion which engages the inside surface of the sleeve to limit misalignment of the connected conduit sections.

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ENERGY, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OFWASHINGTON, DC4618

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Brubaker, Robert C Naperville, IL 1 27
Pardini, John A Brookfield, IL 2 34
Rusnak, John J Orland Park, IL 1 27

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Scheepswerf Stapel B.V. (1)
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