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Title:
PIPE CONNECTING APPARATUS
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2012/149010
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A pipe connecting apparatus includes an outer gland assembly having a plurality of outer gland segments adapted to engage first and second pipes, a sealing member, and an inner gland assembly. Each outer gland segment has an arcuate wall with a groove formed therein, a rear wall extending radially inward from the arcuate wall, and a pair of connection members. The outer gland segments, when connected, define an annular groove and an adjacent annular space. The annular groove receives an outer edge of a bell end flange. The sealing member is disposed within the annular space and the inner gland assembly is disposed within the annular space adjacent the sealing member. The inner gland assembly includes a plurality of pipe gripping members, each pivotable within the annular space in response to an axial force such that a respective tooth of each is inserted into a surface of the first pipe.

Inventors:
KENNEDY HAROLD JR (US)
Application Number:
US2012/034981
Publication Date:
January 10, 2013
Filing Date:
April 25, 2012
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Assignee:
HAROLD KENNEDY & ASSOCIATES INC (US)
KENNEDY HAROLD JR (US)
International Classes:
F16L23/08; F16L23/16
Foreign References:
KR101021190B12011-03-15
JP2006207813A2006-08-10
KR101016259B12011-02-25
KR20070012723A2007-01-26
US20070241561A12007-10-18
DE4116610A11992-11-26
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
MYERS BIGEL SIBLEY & SAJOVEC, P.A. (P.O. Box 37428, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27627, US)
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