Mueller Industries has been granted a patent for a fitting design that includes a housing with a grip ring and seal members to securely connect pipes or conduits. The innovative design ensures a tight seal and easy installation. 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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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Mueller Industries, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Mueller Industries's grant share as of January 2024 was 78%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Pipe fitting with grip ring for sealing engagement

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

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11846375B2) discloses a fitting designed for pipes or conduits, comprising a housing with a bore, a grip ring with flexible teeth to grip the pipe, a bonnet, a bonnet washer, and seal members for sealing engagement with the pipe. The design includes specific features such as annular shoulders, nubs for deformation, cylindrical sections in the bonnet, and an axially extending wedge in the bonnet washer to ensure a secure fit and sealing.

Furthermore, the fitting includes a unique configuration with annular shoulders, axially extending surfaces, and tapered surfaces to enhance the gripping and sealing capabilities of the fitting. The design also incorporates specific features in the grip ring, bonnet, and bonnet washer to ensure a tight and secure connection with the pipe or conduit. Additionally, the fitting is equipped with seal members positioned strategically to prevent leakage and ensure a reliable seal. Overall, the patented fitting offers a comprehensive solution for connecting pipes or conduits with improved grip, sealing, and security features, making it a valuable innovation in the field of fittings for plumbing and fluid systems.

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