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Valve body with integral bypass

A valve body with an integral bypass includes a primary valve body portion defining a primary internal surface, the primary internal surface defining a primary bore extending through the primary valve body portion from a primary upstream end to a primary downstream end; and the bypass seamlessly integrated with the primary valve body portion, the bypass defining a bypass internal surface, the bypass internal surface defining a bypass bore, the bypass bore comprising a bypass upstream bore and a bypass downstream bore, the bypass upstream bore extending through the primary upstream end of the primary valve body portion, the bypass downstream bore extending through the primary downstream end of the primary valve body portion, the bypass internal surface seamlessly intersecting the primary internal surface at the primary upstream end and the primary downstream end.. . ... Mueller International Llc

Infrastructure monitoring devices, systems, and methods

An infrastructure monitoring assembly includes a nozzle cap, the nozzle cap comprising a metallic material; an antenna cover, the antenna cover attached to the nozzle cap, the antenna cover comprising a plastic material, the antenna cover defining an antenna cavity; and an antenna extending into the antenna cavity. An infrastructure monitoring assembly includes a fire hydrant, the fire hydrant defining a nozzle; a nozzle cap, the nozzle cap comprising a metallic material, the nozzle cap attached to the nozzle and sealing the nozzle; an antenna cover attached to the nozzle cap, the antenna cover comprising a plastic material, the antenna cover defining an antenna cavity; and an antenna disposed within the antenna cavity.. ... Mueller International Llc

Pit assembly with removable cartridge

A pit assembly can include a pit liner defining an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface defining an interior of the pit liner, the inner surface and the outer surface further defining a pit opening proximate to an upper portion of the pit liner; a pit connector positioned in the interior of the pit liner; a removable cartridge positionable within the interior of the pit liner, the removable cartridge comprising a chassis, a cartridge connector mounted to the chassis and configured to operatively couple in fluid communication to the pit connector, and a piping system in fluid communication with the cartridge connector and mounted to the chassis; and a locking mechanism selectively movable about and between a locked position and an unlocked position.. . ... Mueller International Llc

Shaft blowout prevention device

A valve includes a valve body defining a top end, a bottom end distal from the top end, and a shaft bore defined in the top end and the bottom end; a valve shaft positioned at least partially within the shaft bore of the valve body and defining an end bore; and a shaft blowout prevention fastener secured within the end bore of the valve shaft.. . ... Mueller International Llc

Check valve with accelerated closure

A check valve including a valve body and a flapper assembly, the valve body defining an inlet, an outlet, an interior cavity, and a port in the interior cavity; the flapper assembly movable between an open position, providing fluid communication between the inlet and outlet, and a closed position, isolating the inlet from the outlet, the flapper assembly including a resilient body and a spring assembly, the spring assembly configured to bias the flap portion of the resilient body towards the closed position, the spring assembly including a spring and a backing plate mounted on opposite surfaces of the resilient body and configured to increase the stiffness of the intermediate portion of the resilient body.. . ... Mueller International Llc

Node migration

A method includes periodically sending an advanced meter reading (amr) beacon from a node at a first regular time interval, the amr beacon containing a register identification and a reading detected by the node, and periodically listening, at the node, for a communication such that instances of listening occur at a second regular time interval smaller than the first time interval. In one aspect of the disclosure, the communication is a mobile command from a mobile transceiver. ... Mueller International Llc

Time beacons

Technologies are described herein for time-synchronizing multiple remote network nodes concurrently with time beacons. A hub device in the network, at a preconfigured start time, begins to periodically broadcast time beacons containing current time values retrieved from an accurate time source over a beacon period, while other nodes of the network, at the same preconfigured start time, start listening for time beacons. ... Mueller International Llc

Tapping sleeve with bent ends

A tapping sleeve includes a first bend line in a planar outlet band between a first side end and a second side end of the planar outlet band, the first bend line extending from a front end to a back end of the planar outlet band, a first outlet flange defined between the first side and the first bend line; a second bend line in the planar outlet band between the first bend line and the second side end, the second bend line extending from the front end to the back end of the planar outlet band, a second outlet flange defined between the second side and the second bend line; and an arcuate portion formed between the first bend line and the second bend line.. . ... Mueller International Llc

External noisemaker for pipe systems

A noisemaker system includes: a node of an infrastructure system; and a noisemaker including a vibrating plate, the vibrating plate including a top surface and a bottom surface, the bottom surface of the vibrating plate in contact with an exterior surface of the node, and an actuator configured to engage the top surface of the vibrating plate and generate an acoustic signal.. . ... Mueller International Llc

Adjustable hydrant strap

A monitoring device for a pipe system includes a housing, a housing fastener, and a strap assembly. The housing is configured to mount on an exterior surface of a pipe element of the pipe system. ... Mueller International Llc

Flow sensor

A flow sensor for a pipe includes a housing defining an interior chamber; a mounting adapter that is circumferentially coupled to an open proximal end of the housing; and a piezoelectric cable that at least partially extends within the interior chamber of the housing. The piezoelectric cable includes a piezoelectric material.. ... Mueller International Llc

Nozzle cap multi-band antenna assembly

An antenna assembly includes a curved printed circuit board (pcb) configured to mount around a curved surface. The curved pcb can include an outward-facing first side and an inward-facing second side with a plurality of antenna structures disposed on one of the first side and second side of the pcb. ... Mueller International Llc

Nozzle cap multi-band antenna assembly

A nozzle cap assembly can include a nozzle cap housing configured to mount on a hydrant, a nozzle cap cover mounted on the nozzle cap housing, an antenna cover positioned on the nozzle cap housing and secured by the nozzle cap cover, the nozzle cap housing, the antenna cover, and the nozzle cap cover can define an antenna cover cavity, and an antenna assembly can be positioned in the antenna cover cavity.. . ... Mueller International Llc

Valve meter assembly and method

An assembly for use with a water meter includes: a housing including a meter portion integrally formed with a valve portion; and a valve positioned in the valve portion and in sealable communication with an inner surface of the housing, the valve defining a valve inlet portion and a valve outlet portion, the valve inlet portion defining a vertical portion and separated from the valve outlet portion by a top edge portion defined in the vertical portion, the valve inlet portion sealable from the valve outlet portion by a diaphragm assembly of the valve, the diaphragm assembly defining a water leak passthrough configured to allow passage of water from a first side of the diaphragm assembly to a second side of the diaphragm assembly opposite from the first side.. . ... Mueller International Llc

08/17/17 / #20170234436

Butterfly valve seat with seat cover

A valve assembly can include a valve body, a seat, and a seat cover. In one aspect, the valve body can include an inner surface and an outer surface. ... Mueller International Llc

08/03/17 / #20170219405

Adjustable meter with tamper detection

A meter assembly includes: a meter housing including a top portion, the top portion including a mounting boss, the mounting boss including an engagement hook and protruding axially from a top surface of the top portion of the first housing; a register housing connected to the top portion of the first housing and configured to rotate with respect to the first housing about a rotation axis; and a retaining fastener connecting the second housing to the first housing, the retaining fastener including a one of a hook and a flange configured to engage the mounting boss and a one of a hook and a flange configured to engage the second housing.. . ... Mueller International Llc

07/13/17 / #20170198823

Check valve with accelerated closure

A check valve including a valve body and a flapper assembly, the valve body defining an inlet, an outlet, an interior cavity, and a port in the interior cavity; the flapper assembly movable between an open position, providing fluid communication between the inlet and outlet, and a closed position, isolating the inlet from the outlet, the flapper assembly including a resilient body and a spring assembly, the spring assembly configured to bias the flap portion of the resilient body towards the closed position, the spring assembly including a spring and a backing plate mounted on opposite surfaces of the resilient body and configured to increase the stiffness of the intermediate portion of the resilient body.. . ... Mueller International Llc

06/22/17 / #20170176395

Noisemaker for pipe systems

A noisemaker system includes a node of an infrastructure system; and a noisemaker connected in fluid communication with the node, the noisemaker including a noisemaker housing defining a noisemaker cavity, and a pulsing device positioned within the noisemaker cavity, the pulsing device configured to contact a fluid within the noisemaker cavity and generate an acoustic signal within the fluid.. . ... Mueller International Llc

06/01/17 / #20170153123

Solid-state register initiated poll of status information

Methods, computer-readable storage media, and systems for signaling a communication device through an amr interface for an immediate read of status information. It is determined whether the amr interface is in an idle state, and if the interface is idle, the communication device is signaled to initiate retrieval of the status information through a data line of the amr interface. ... Mueller International Llc

05/04/17 / #20170122474

Mechanical branch outlet

A mechanical branch outlet including: a housing having an outer surface and an inner surface and defining an outlet bore extending between the outer surface and the inner surface; and an insert having a first end and a second end, the outlet bore of the housing sized to receive the second end of the insert and retain the first end of the insert.. . ... Mueller International Llc

05/04/17 / #20170121949

Enclosure for leak detector

A nozzle cap assembly includes a nozzle cap configured to mount on a fire hydrant, the nozzle cap housing defining an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface defining a nozzle cap cavity within the nozzle cap; an antenna enclosure mounted to the nozzle cap, a portion of the antenna enclosure disposed external to the nozzle cap; and an antenna positioned within the antenna enclosure.. . ... Mueller International Llc

04/27/17 / #20170114907

Memory stop

A memory stop includes: a cover plate; a memory bracket secured to the cover plate, the memory bracket defining a plurality of stopper positions; and a stopper attached to the memory bracket at a one of the plurality of stopper positions. A method of using a memory stop includes: moving a stopper of the memory stop to a memory position, the memory stop including a cover plate, a memory bracket secured to the cover plate and defining a plurality of stopper positions, and the stopper attached to the memory bracket; and securing the stopper to the memory bracket at the memory position, wherein the memory position is at one of the plurality of stopper positions.. ... Mueller International Llc

04/20/17 / #20170111712

Selective delivery state change of valve of remote metering device

Examples of selective state change of a remote metering device are disclosed. In one example implementation according to aspects of the present disclosure, a connection between a mobile communication system and a remote metering device is established. ... Mueller International Llc

04/06/17 / #20170097106

Position indicator for valves

A device for indicating the status of a valve includes a position indicator, wherein the position indicator includes a monitoring element, and a communication element. A method for indicating the status of at least one valve includes monitoring positions of a device enclosed by a first valve with a position indicator and communicating the positions of the device enclosed by the first valve with a communications element.. ... Mueller International Llc

03/30/17 / #20170089494

Bi-directional roller assembly

Disclosed is a method of assembling a roller assembly that can include mounting a pedestal on a base of the roller assembly such that the pedestal is movable relative to the base; and fixably positioning a roller relative to the pedestal such that the roller is movable axially relative to the base.. . ... Mueller International Llc

03/16/17 / #20170074433

Coupling gasket with multiple sealing surfaces

An annular gasket includes an annular body; an annular body; a pair of sealing ribs each extending substantially radially inwardly from the annular body and having an innermost radial extent; and at least one center rib extending substantially radially inwardly from the annular body, the at least one center rib having an innermost radial extent closer to the annular body than the innermost radial extent of each of the pair of sealing ribs.. . ... Mueller International Llc

03/16/17 / #20170074414

Air valve seat and land

An air valve includes a valve body having an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface and the outer surface defining an inlet and an outlet; a sealing device mounted within the valve body, the sealing device including a first contacting portion and a second contacting portion; and a float moveable within the valve body, the float having a first sealing position and a second sealing position.. . ... Mueller International Llc

03/16/17 / #20170074408

Sensor-enabled gate valve

A gate valve includes a body, a stem, and a sensing bore. A subassembly includes a body, the body defining a sensing bore; and at least one of a vein and a plug in the sensing bore. ... Mueller International Llc

03/02/17 / #20170059543

Systems for measuring properties of water in a water distribution system

A water sensing assembly includes: a valve box securely mountable on an underground water pipe; a sensor mounted inside the valve box, the sensor configured to sense a property of water within the underground water pipe; a top section connected to the valve box; and an electrical communication device mounted at a top portion of the adjustable top section such that the electrical communication device is positioned at or near the surface of the ground.. . ... Mueller International Llc

03/02/17 / #20170059052

Valve seat stiffener

A valve seat device including a valve seat and a seat stiffener, the seat stiffener formed from a non-elastomeric material and positioned on a radially outward-facing surface of the valve seat, an outer diameter of the radially outward-facing surface of the valve seat being greater than an inner diameter of the seat stiffener.. . ... Mueller International Llc

02/23/17 / #20170050425

System and method for bonding

A system for dispensing and curing activation of an adhesive agent includes: a housing defining a sealed chamber; a dispenser arranged to dispense the adhesive agent within the chamber; and a curing device arranged to cure the adhesive agent within the chamber. A method of binding a first item to a second item includes: loading the first item and the second item into a sealed chamber defined by a housing; dispensing an adhesive agent through a dispenser in the chamber at a location where the first item contacts the second item; and directing a curing source to cure the adhesive agent with a curing device.. ... Mueller International Llc

02/02/17 / #20170032795

Pps tagging of acoustic sample data

Technologies are described herein for time-synchronizing sample data from independent recording devices utilizing samples tagged from a highly accurate time source. Datasets comprising samples representing a signal over a period of time are received from separate recording devices. ... Mueller International Llc

01/26/17 / #20170026105

Tamper-resistant relay modules for communication within a mesh network

A method for attaching a relay module to a fire hydrant comprises positioning the relay module adjacent to the fire hydrant, the fire hydrant comprising a hydrant body and a bonnet coupled to the hydrant body by a plurality of fasteners, the bonnet mounted on top of the hydrant body, the relay module comprising a radio housing defining a top surface, a mast connected to the radio housing and extending upwards from the top surface, and a mounting bracket attached to the top surface, the mounting bracket engageable with the hydrant body; and securing the relay module to the fire hydrant such that the mounting bracket and a portion of the top surface is positioned beneath the bonnet.. . ... Mueller International Llc

01/26/17 / #20170023146

Mechanical stop for actuator and orifice

A valve includes a valve cover, the valve cover having a solenoid attachment portion defining a threaded solenoid attachment sink and a valve cover mechanical stop, the valve cover mechanical stop protruding from an outer surface of the solenoid attachment portion; and a solenoid, the solenoid having a solenoid body, a valve cover attachment portion defining a threaded attachment portion engagable with the threaded solenoid attachment sink, the solenoid body including a solenoid mechanical stop, the solenoid mechanical stop protruding from an outer surface of the solenoid body, the solenoid mechanical stop engagable with the valve cover mechanical stop. . ... Mueller International Llc

01/19/17 / #20170016560

Slip-on coupling gasket

A method of installing a pipe coupling to connect a first pipe element to a second pipe element includes sliding the pipe coupling as a preassembled unit over an outermost surface of the first pipe element, the pipe coupling comprising a coupling segment and an annular gasket, the annular gasket comprising an annular body and a pair of sealing ribs extending substantially radially inward from the annular body, each sealing rib comprising a sealing ridge defining a sealing surface, the sealing surface of each sealing ridge being coannular in an undeformed state; introducing an end of the second pipe element to an end of the first pipe element to place the first pipe element and the second pipe element in end-facing relationship; aligning the pipe coupling over the first pipe element and the second pipe element; and securing the coupling to the first pipe element and the second pipe element.. . ... Mueller International Llc

01/19/17 / #20170016550

Main valve with grooved rigid internal structure

A method of manufacturing a main valve of a hydrant includes: forming an internal rigid structure including a top surface, a bottom surface, a side surface, and a locating feature, the locating feature defined in a one of the top surface and the bottom surface; positioning the internal rigid structure in a mold by contacting the locating feature with the mold; and forming an outer shell around the internal rigid structure.. . ... Mueller International Llc








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