By Molly Burgess2019-07-22T09:22:00+01:00
Pennsylvania-based safety hose manufacturer, LifeGuard Technologies, has been issued US Patent No. 10,344,902, by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
The patent is related to the development of the Accordion Seal – an advancement in hose technology by creating a “seal-less” seal for LifeGuard Tri-Bolt Breakaway design.
LifeGuard Technologies now has six issued patents, validating itself as a leading safety hose manufacturer.
“We are extremely pleased with the continued expansion of our patent portfolio and the new ‘902 patent provides further recognition of the quality of the innovation being carried out by LifeGuard team,” said Andy Abrams, Executive Vice-President of LifeGuard Technologies.
Previously, breakaway devices have required a seal to connect the two halves of the valves or device together but the seal, often made from PTFE or similar material will leak over time.
LifeGuard Tri-Bolt Breakaway Hose with the “Accordinan Seal™” eliminates all leaks through the patented Shear-Tube™ which is welded to both sides of the LifeGuard Fitting and only separates during catastrophic hose failure – not before.
LifeGuard Technologies has introduced and filed for patent protection for a new multi-diameter 24,000 psi burst pressure ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) tube, stainless steel braid hose assembly (1/4” and ½” dia) incorporating LifeGuard’s patented safety hose technology for use with hydrogen and helium.
The mini hydrogen (H2) Dispenser, developed by Fuel Cell Systems as a ’jerry can’ for stranded H2 vehicles has been commended at this year’s Rushlight Awards.
Industrial safety specialist LifeGuard Technologies has signed a strategic partnership agreement with gas equipment manufacturer Hangzhou Cheng Ying Yi Energy Technology (CYY Energy) to pave the path for “future LifeGuard safety hose development” in China.
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