20090309355, Dec 17, 2009
Thomas Turfait - Atlanta GA,
Rolf Janssen - Atlanta GA,
Eric Barbely - Decatur GA,
American Boa, Inc. - Cumming GA
A sealed coupling for connecting two pipe ends include two operating covers for respective connection to respective pipe ends, and elongated bellows having respective ends and a damping element supported by respective rims of said covers, said damping element disposed radially outwardly of said bellows and oriented centrally of said respective bellows ends for dissipating forces on said coupling uniformly across said bellows.