Mueller Industries. has filed a patent for an insert type pipe connecting device. The device includes a fitting unit with extension portions, a sealing member, compression unit, backup unit, and support unit for secure pipe connection. The design ensures airtightness and stability in pipe connections. GlobalData’s report on Mueller Industries gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Pipe connecting device with sealing, compression, backup, and support units

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Mueller Industries Inc

The patent application (Publication Number: US20240035603A1) describes an insert type pipe connecting device that includes a fitting unit with a first body for one pipe and a second body for another pipe, a sealing member for airtight connections, a compression unit to fix the pipes, a backup unit to maintain positions, and a support unit to prevent separation. The device allows for the insertion and secure fixing of pipes within the fitting unit, ensuring a tight seal and stable connection.

Additionally, the device may include a guide unit to control contact between the compression unit and the pipes, multiple compression units along the pipe's length, and backup units to maintain distances and positions. The support unit, formed in a ring shape, ensures stability and communication with the outside. The extension portion of the fitting unit is designed with specific features such as fixing grooves, separate spaces for different diameters, and deformation prevention portions to enhance the overall functionality and reliability of the pipe connecting device. The sealing unit is elastic and ring-shaped, with specific sections for sealing effectiveness, providing a secure and leak-proof connection for the inserted pipes. Overall, the insert type pipe connecting device described in the patent application offers a comprehensive solution for connecting pipes with efficiency and reliability.

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