Patents Examined by Bao D Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9004913
    Abstract: A gas burner, which is particularly suitable for flame treatment of substrates having large surfaces, e.g. for coating such surfaces in a combustion chemical vapor deposition (CCVD) process, includes a burner body with a gas supply connection and a nozzle plate, wherein the burner body and the nozzle plate constitute together a gas plenum and the nozzle plate constitutes a perforated wall section of the plenum. The nozzle plate includes a large number of nozzles extending from a plenum side to a flame side of the nozzle plate and it is made of a plurality of sheets which are arranged in a stack and extend substantially perpendicular or substantially parallel to the nozzle extension. The sheets include through openings, wherein the through openings of all sheets are at least partly aligned with each other, or they have a comb-like form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Tetral Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Gil Rochat, Pierre Fayet, Thomas Richter, Bernhard Zobel
  • Patent number: 9003675
    Abstract: A fuel preprocess system for a coal combustion boiler is disclosed. The fuel preprocess system for a coal combustion boiler that dries biomass or refuse-derived fuel in accordance with the present invention can include: a dryer configured to dry the biomass or refuse-derived fuel by use of flue gas generated after combustion in the boiler; and a torrefier configured to devolatilize a fibrous component contained in the dried fuel from the fuel dried in the dryer by use of primary air that is heat-exchanged after the combustion in the boiler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Korea Electric Power Corporation
    Inventors: Dong-Won Kim, Jong-Min Lee, Young-Joo Kim, Jae-Sung Kim
  • Patent number: 8991324
    Abstract: A waste disposal plant includes a combustion chamber (2) inside which waste laid on a combustion grate (3) is burnt, which permits the entrance of an adequate quantity of combustion air in the chamber. The combustion grate includes at least a handling group formed by of fire bars or plates (7), which move alternatively one with respect to the other by advancing the waste on the grate. A handling group permits the alternate movement of the fire bars (7) which are divided in movable fire bars (7a) and fixed fire bars (7b), alternately disposed one with respect to the other, on transversal rows resting one upon the other according to a longitudinal placement with alternate steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: TM. E. S.p.A.
    Inventor: Emanuele Corbani
  • Patent number: 8985094
    Abstract: A heating system can include certain pressure sensitive features. These features can be configured to change from a first position to a second position based on a pressure of a fuel flowing into the feature. These features can include, fuel selector valves, pressure regulators, burner nozzles, and oxygen depletion sensor nozzles, among other features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: David Deng
  • Patent number: 8984762
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dryer for drying of garden waste, particularly of chopped lop and other bulk material, comprising an elongated lying container with a cross section which is at least partially round; the container comprises at its one end an inlet and at its other end an outlet for the material; the container wall is perforated at least over parts of its length; the perforations are connected to pressurized air; there are provided conveyer means which seize the material in the ascending quadrant of the container wall and transport the same upwardly over a certain length of path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Allgaier Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Mathias Trojosky, Hermann Weiss
  • Patent number: 8973283
    Abstract: A system and method for solvent recovery in a batch fluidized bed process is provided. The disclosed embodiment of the fluidized bed system includes a fluidized bed vessel adapted to contain a batch of solvent-containing product; an influent or intake circuit adapted to supply an inert fluidizing gas to the fluidized bed vessel; an effluent circuit adapted to remove the solvent containing inert fluidizing gas from the fluidized bed vessel; a first recycle circuit coupling the effluent circuit to a solvent recovery means; a second recycle circuit directly coupling the effluent circuit to the intake circuit and a flow control valve operatively disposed to divide the effluent between the first recycle circuit and the second recycle circuit based on the operating regime of the fluidized bed process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Praxair Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Arup Nandi, Alan Cheng, John Fredric Billingham
  • Patent number: 8966785
    Abstract: A control method of a laundry treatment apparatus is disclosed. The control method of a laundry treatment apparatus includes a humidity measuring step of measuring a relative humidity of an accommodating space accommodating laundry, a target humidity setting step of setting a target relative humidity based on the relative humidity measured in the humidity measuring step, to dry the laundry, and a heated air supplying step of supplying heated air to the accommodating space based on the target relative humidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hye Yong Park, Yang Hwan Kim
  • Patent number: 8960184
    Abstract: A solar receiver is provided, comprising a receiver housing extending along a longitudinal axis, having front and rear ends; a window configured to allow radiation to pass therethrough, the window being mounted at the front end and projecting within the housing; a receiver chamber defined between the housing and the window, the receiver chamber having a working fluid inlet for ingress of working fluid to be heated therewithin, and a working fluid outlet for egress therethrough of the heated working fluid; and a solar radiation absorber configured for absorbing the radiation and heating the working fluid thereby, the absorber being located within the receiver chamber and surrounding at least a portion of the window, the solar radiation absorber being formed with channels and made of a foam material, such as a ceramic or metallic foam material, having a characteristic average pore diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Yeda Research and Development Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Jacob Karni
  • Patent number: 8915199
    Abstract: Described is an integrated process of cogasifying an engineered fuel, formulated to be suitable for working under reducing environment, with coal and cofiring another engineered fuel, formulated to be suitable for working under oxidizing environment, with coal to produce electric power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Accordant Energy, LLC
    Inventors: James W. Bohlig, Dingrong Bai
  • Patent number: 8915239
    Abstract: A heater assembly can be used with a gas appliance. The gas appliance can be a dual fuel appliance for use with one of a first fuel type or a second fuel type different than the first. The heater assembly can include at least one pressure regulator, a housing, and an actuation member. The housing has a first fuel hook-up for connecting the first fuel type to the heater assembly, a second fuel hook-up for connecting the second fuel type to the heater assembly, and an internal valve. The actuation member can control the position of the internal valve based on whether the first or the second fuel hook-up is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventor: David Deng
  • Patent number: 8910398
    Abstract: A drying system of a coated continuous film equipped with roller conveyor devices of the continuous film that allow easy and rapid removal of the rollers from the system to facilitate cleaning and maintenance operations. The conveyor roller is substantially separable into two parts with at least one of the two support shafts separable from the rest of the roller to facilitate the disassembly and reassembly operations of the conveyor roller from and on the system. In this way, it is unnecessary to remove all the motion transmission elements connected to one of the two support shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Nordmeccanica S.p.A.
    Inventor: Antonio Cerciello
  • Patent number: 8869716
    Abstract: A particle separator capable of enhancing the collection efficiency while minimizing an augmentation of auxiliary machinery power and an increase of the device size is provided. A particle separator that separates powder being transported on an air flow in a state of a solid-gas two-phase flow from the air flow and collects the powder is provided with a drift generating portion provided in the vicinity of a main body connecting portion of a solid and gas supply tube for letting the solid-gas two-phase flow stream inside a separator main body from the circumferential direction and configured to concentrate a high powder particle concentration of the solid-gas two-phase flow on the outer peripheral side of the separator main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuhei Takashima, Yuichi Ide, Tomohiro Yamauchi, Koutaro Fujimura, Toshihiro Hirata
  • Patent number: 8863737
    Abstract: Exothermic reactions are used in self heating products, such as food, beverages, and clothing. Temperature peaks are important as heat can cause user injuries or increase pressures within the heating container to unsafe levels. Disclosed is a composition that modulates chemical reactions by control of the reaction initiation. Solid exothermic reactants, like calcium oxide and zeolite, are wetted with a combination of water and at least one surfactant, such as polyethylene glycol. The use of surfactants limits the initial rate of wetting, and also provides modulation of the reaction by changing phase. Optional addition of weak acids or acid salts modulated temperature and pH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Sermin G. Sunol, Aydin K. Sunol
  • Patent number: 8863735
    Abstract: A burner body for use in a gas burner assembly and/or a gas cooking appliance is disclosed. The burner body comprises a sidewall and a main gas conduit, the main gas conduit having an inlet and an outlet; a plurality of primary burner ports disposed within the sidewall so as to be in communication with the outlet of the main gas conduit; a simmer flame port disposed within the sidewall in a spaced relation with the primary burner ports for providing a reignition source therefore; a stability chamber disposed within the burner body for channeling fuel to the simmer flame port; and a divider disposed in the stability chamber to reduce susceptibility to flashback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Paul Bryan Cadima
  • Patent number: 8863675
    Abstract: A steam generator for producing superheated steam in a waste incineration plant, includes a boiler housing having a combustion chamber with walls having an evaporator. The evaporator has tubes carrying water and being acted upon by heat energy released during incineration of waste, for producing superheated steam. A wall superheater for increasing temperature of the superheated steam includes a plurality of tubes in a wall of the boiler housing for carrying superheated steam being protected against flue gas from an incineration process by plate-like elements formed of a corrosion-proof material. The boiler housing includes an evaporator housing section having the water-carrying tubes and a wall-superheater housing section spatially separated from the evaporator housing section and having the superheated steam-carrying tubes. The wall-superheater housing section is movable relative to and disposed downstream of the evaporator housing section in flue gas flow direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: MVV Umwelt GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Günther, Hansjörg Roll, Peter Knapp, Uwe Zickert
  • Patent number: 8858225
    Abstract: A combustion device has tubular burners with mixing tubes made by joining together two plate members which have formed therein half-split mixing tubes at a distance from one another and which, when joined together, form a clearance serving as a carryover flame hole to communicate a mixing tube with an adjoining mixing tube. An intermediate flame hole portion is formed by recessing backward the front end of the carryover flame hole. A cover portion is formed in each of the two plate members so as to lie opposite to each other with a recessed space lying therebetween. The recessed space is defined as a space that is generated between the intermediate flame hole portion and a line that is drawn in front of the intermediate flame hole portion along the same longitudinal direction as the front end, except for the part of the intermediate flame hole portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Rinnai Corporation
    Inventor: Tadayuki Hiraga
  • Patent number: 8826898
    Abstract: An oven rack constructed from an expanded or punched metal is provided. The oven rack can be coated with one or more coatings to e.g., protect the metal from discoloration or damage, and/or to provide certain properties to the surface of the rack that may be desirable for cooking operations. An oven appliance incorporating such an oven rack is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Lee Armstrong, Joshua Stephen Wiseman
  • Patent number: 8821153
    Abstract: Method and system for the production of a combustible gas from a fuel, comprising the conversion of the fuel, at a temperature that is between 600 and 1000° C. and at a pressure that is lower than 10 bar, into at least a combustible gas that comprises CH4, CO, H2, CO2, H2O and higher hydrocarbons in a reactor installation (1). At least part of the higher hydrocarbons present in the combustible gas is catalytically converted into at least CH4, CO, H2, CO2 and H2O in a reactor (45) at a pressure that is lower than 10 bar. After this catalytic conversion, an amount of H2O and an amount of CO2 are removed from the combustible gas in a separator installation (50) at a pressure that is lower than 10 bar. After the removal of H2O and CO2, the pressure of the combustible gas is raised by a compressor (71).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Stichting Energieonderzoek Centrum Nederland
    Inventors: Christiaan Martinus Van Der Meijden, Lucas Petrus Loduvicus Maria Rabou
  • Patent number: 8807054
    Abstract: The invention is related to a system (1) for converting fuel material comprising: a first reactor (2) in which a fuel material reacts with an oxide material for producing reaction products including fuel particles, ash and oxide particles, a second reactor (3) for oxidizing the oxide particles produced in the first reactor (2), a carbon separator (4) that receives fuel particles, ash and oxide particles produced in the first reactor (2) and suitable for separating the oxide particles and ash from the fuel particles, the carbon separator (4) comprising an outlet path (4c) for the oxide particles and ash exhaust, characterized in that said outlet path (4c) of the carbon separator (4) is connected to an ash separator (10) for separating the ash from the oxide particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Corinne Beal, Laurent Maghdissian, Michel Vandycke
  • Patent number: 8789478
    Abstract: Provided is a dry distillation and gasification typed incinerator capable of saving time and fuels required for combustion aid. In a first phase when a waste material A stored in a dry distillation furnace 1 is ignited till a fire bed is formed, the dry distillation and gasification typed incinerator supplies air to the dry distillation furnace 1 through an air supply passage 13. When the waste material A is in a continuous combustion state (a second phase), the oxygen supply to the dry distillation furnace 1 is switched from the air supply by the air supply passage 13 to the concentrated oxygen supply by an oxygen supply passage 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Kinsei Sangyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masamoto Kaneko