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Alfred D Ledonne, George A Scheuering: Method and apparatus for stopping fluid escape from pipe mains. Coupling Systems, Buell Blenko & Ziesenheim, November 28, 1978: US04127141 (40 worldwide citation)


A method and apparatus are provided for sealing the opening in the sidewall of a fluid carrying main during replacement of a service tee or the like comprising a gate valve, means on end of said gate valve for engaging the end of a service tee remote from the main, a plug wrench having an elongate s ...


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Spiros G Raftis: Tide gate valve. Red Valve Company, Kirschstein Kirschstein Ottinger & Israel, January 8, 1985: US04492253 (39 worldwide citation)


A tide gate check valve in which at least three converging sides are provided at a tapered region of a flexible sleeve, so that on reverse back pressure build-up of fluid, reverse fluid flow is prevented, while the valve sleeve does not invert or collapse. The present configuration features embedded ...


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Long George M: Add-on stopper valve for existing piping. Institute of Gas Technology, Dominik Knechtel Godula & Demeur, March 26, 1974: US3799182 (39 worldwide citation)


The invention comprises an add-on valve which includes, generally, a holding chamber which is adapted to be fixedly secured to a pipe, a gate valve assembly which is adapted to be removably affixed to the holding chamber, a saw chamber assembly including a saw for sawing an opening into the pipe, a ...


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Craig A Sowada, Richard R Ruegemer: Lock device and lock method for knife gate valves. General Signal Corporation, Baker & Hostetler, June 4, 2002: US06398184 (39 worldwide citation)


The present invention provides a device and method for locking a knife gate valve in a position, such as an open and/or closed position. The locking device has a pair of first posts disposed substantially parallel to the shaft. A swivel lock member is mounted to rotate substantially about the axis o ...


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John Benson: Exhaust brake valve. The Weatherhead Company, McNenny Pearne Gordon Gail Dickinson & Schiller, October 18, 1977: US04054156 (38 worldwide citation)


An exhaust brake valve assembly structurally arranged to provide reliable operation with relatively quick response. The assembly includes a sliding gate valve member driven by a power actuator through a lost motion connection which generates a desirable impact force on the gate to overcome static fr ...


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William R Wheeler: High vacuum gate valve. Varian Associates, Stanley Z Cole, Leon F Herbert, August 10, 1976: US03973753 (38 worldwide citation)


Gate valve having a closure member mounted on a swinging arm pivotally mounted for movement transversely of the axis of the valve openings. A wedge member carried by the arm drives the closure member in a direction parallel to the axis of the openings when moved longitudinally of the arm. An actuato ...


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Gary C Ettinger, John M White: Isolation valves. Applied Komatsu Technology, Thomason Moser and Patterson, June 27, 2000: US06079693 (37 worldwide citation)


Isolation valves for selectively sealing a first region from a second region. A gate valve can include a housing which defines a channel between the first and second regions. The valve includes a gate, located in the housing, and displaceable between a stowed position and a deployed position. When t ...


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Brian K McMillin, Farro F Kaveh, Michael S Barnes: Method and apparatus for pressure control in vacuum processors. LAM Research Corporation, Pennie & Edmonds, November 7, 2000: US06142163 (37 worldwide citation)


A method and apparatus is disclosed for controlling the pressure of a reaction chamber in wafer processing equipment. The disclosed apparatus and method uses a ballast port for inserting gas into the evacuation system, thereby controlling the pressure in the reaction chamber. The disclosed apparatus ...


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Edward J Stevenson, Donald E Dean: Hot air welder for welding roofing material. Fulwider Patton Rieber Lee & Utecht, April 3, 1984: US04440588 (37 worldwide citation)


An improved hot air welder which includes a blower communicating with a heater assembly mounted on a chassis wherein the chassis has coupled thereto a pressure wheel and tracking wheel, includes means for adjusting the angle of orientation of the pressure wheel and tracking wheel with respect to the ...


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Shuji Yonemitsu, Toshikazu Karino, Hisashi Yoshida, Shinichiro Watahiki, Yuji Yoshida, Hideo Shimura, Takeshi Sugimoto, Yukinori Aburatani, Kazuhito Ikeda: Substrate transferring mechanism. Kokusai Electric, November 7, 2000: US06143083 (36 worldwide citation)


A substrate processing apparatus comprises a substrate transfer chamber; a substrate processing chamber disposed on a first side wall of the substrate transfer chamber; an intermediate substrate holding chamber disposed on a second side wall of the substrate transfer chamber; a first substrate holde ...



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