Hollow Work, Internal Surface Treatment Patents (Class 134/22.1)
  • Patent number: 10357809
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for removing noxious gases and cleaning hydrocarbon contaminants from equipment at a refinery, plant, or other facility during a turnaround period. The process includes injecting an aromatic solvent into the contaminated equipment with a gas stream, such as steam, and an additive. The combination of the steam and the chemical blend of solvent and additive dissolves harmful hydrocarbon material and removes noxious vapors from the equipment in a manner that is faster, more efficient, and can be performed at a significantly lower cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Kixmon Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Blake Montgomery
  • Patent number: 10323539
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a system and method for in-situ (e.g. on-wing) cleaning of gas turbine engine components. The method includes injecting a dry cleaning medium into the gas turbine engine at one or more locations. The dry cleaning medium includes a plurality of abrasive microparticles. Thus, the method also includes circulating the dry cleaning medium through at least a portion of the gas turbine engine such that the abrasive microparticles abrade a surface of the one or more components so as to clean the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bernard Patrick Bewlay, Brian Alan Kalb, Nicole Jessica Tibbetts, Ambarish Jayant Kulkarni, Byron Andrew Pritchard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10132728
    Abstract: A biological sample processing apparatus having an enclosure. A plurality of sample processing modules are held by the enclosure. Each sample processing module is configured to hold a removable sample cartridge and to only perform sample processing on a sample within the corresponding removable sample cartridge. Each sample processing module is configured to perform at least one of a plurality of testing processes on the sample within the removable sample cartridge. At least one module in the apparatus is configured to perform nucleic acid amplification and detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Cepheid
    Inventor: John L. Bishop
  • Patent number: 10053776
    Abstract: A method of detoxifying an exhaust pipe in a film forming apparatus configured to supply a raw material gas contending a harmful component and a reaction gas capable of generating a harmless reaction product by reaction with the raw material gas into a process chamber to perform a film forming process on a substrate while independently exhausting the raw material gas and the reaction gas from a raw material exhaust pipe and a reaction gas exhaust pipe connected to the process chamber, respectively, is provided. The method includes supplying the reaction gas into the raw material exhaust pipe to detoxify an interior of the raw material exhaust pipe during a predetermined period in which the film forming apparatus is operated and the film forming process is not performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Yu Wamura, Fumiaki Hayase, Masahiko Kaminishi, Kosuke Takahashi, Yu Sasaki, Hiroko Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10031081
    Abstract: Peracid stable fluorescent active compounds in highly acidic, equilibrium peroxycarboxylic acid sanitizing compositions are disclosed as having improved fluorescent stability allowing for monitoring of peroxycarboxylic acid concentration by conductivity and/or optical sensors. Beneficially, the compositions are also low odor and low/no VOC dual functioning acid wash and sanitizing compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Junzhong Li, David D. McSherry, Allison Brewster, Richard Staub
  • Patent number: 9976686
    Abstract: A pigging system has an apparatus for launching one or more pigs into a process flow. The apparatus has a housing with a chamber, an inlet, and an outlet. The inlet receives the one or more pigs into the chamber and is sealable. The outlet is in sealed communication with the process flow and passes the one or more pigs out of the chamber to the process flow. A portion of the chamber is in communication with the process flow. A guide disposed in the chamber guides the one or more pigs in the chamber, and an actuator mechanically feeds the one or more pigs guided by the guide to the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: WeldFit Corporation
    Inventors: Russ C. Sander, David D. Wint, Todd K. Sale, Roxy R. Riggs, Douglas A. Sahm, Greg J. Drzewiecki
  • Patent number: 9908159
    Abstract: A washing method of a water treatment apparatus is provided. The washing method includes a wash water inflow operation in which wash water flows into circulation members, and a circulation washing operation in which a circulation modulation circulates the wash water through passages of the water treatment apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Woongjin Coway Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jung-Hwan Lee, Jin-Seong Ka, Ho-Dong Nam, Jong-Min Kim
  • Patent number: 9884988
    Abstract: Methods and compositions comprising an emulsion or a microemulsion for use in various aspects of the life cycle of an oil and/or gas well are provided. In some embodiments, the emulsion or the microemulsion comprises water, a solvent, and a surfactant, and optionally, one or more additives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Flotek Chemistry, LLC
    Inventors: Keith Ingram Dismuke, Randal M. Hill, Andrei Zelenev, James Silas, David Germack, Lakia M. Champagne, Charles Earl Hammond, John T. Pursley, Glenn S. Penny, Michael A. Bryan, Maria Elizabeth Green, Monica Smith-Gonzalez, Melinda Soeung, Hasnain Saboowala, Angus Fursdon-Welsh, Nathan L. Lett, Nicole Mast, Joby Hughes
  • Patent number: 9812315
    Abstract: The invention provides an aqueous solution capable of selectively protecting a nitrogen-containing silicon compound from corrosion by a treating solution for etching, cleaning or the like, etching oxygen-containing, carbon-containing silicon in particular, and making a large etch rate difference between a nitrogen-containing silicon compound and an oxygen-containing silicon compound, and a process for producing electronic parts as well. The invention is embodied by a treating solution for electronic parts that is an aqueous solution containing one or two or more of anionic surface active agents represented by the following formulae (1), (2) and (3), and a process for producing an electronic part. wherein R1, R2, and R3 stands for hydrogen or an alkyl or alkylene group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and X1 stands for a functional group capable of becoming an anionic ion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: FINE POLYMERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshitada Kato, Naoya Sato, Shigeru Kamon, Koichiro Ogata
  • Patent number: 9786540
    Abstract: A system and method for a semiconductor wafer carrier is disclosed. An embodiment comprises a semiconductor wafer carrier wherein conductive dopants are implanted into the carrier in order to amplify the coulombic forces between an electrostatic chuck and the carrier to compensate for reduced forces that result from thinner semiconductor wafers. Another embodiment forms conductive layers and vias within the carrier instead of implanting conductive dopants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yung-Jean Lu, Ming-Fa Chen, Chen-Shien Chen, Jao Sheng Huang
  • Patent number: 9738918
    Abstract: A rapid one-pass liquid filtration system efficiently concentrates biological particles that are suspended in liquid from a dilute feed suspension. A sample concentrate or retentate suspension is retained while eliminating the separated fluid in a separate flow stream. Suspended biological particles include such materials as proteins/toxins, viruses, DNA, and/or bacteria in the size range of approximately 0.001 micron to 20 microns diameter. Concentration of these particles is advantageous for detection of target particles in a dilute suspension, because concentrating them into a small volume makes them easier to detect. Additional concentration stages may be added in “cascade” fashion, in order to concentrate particles below the size cut of each preceding stage remaining in the separated fluid in a concentrated sample suspension. This process can also be used to create a “band-pass” concentration for concentration of a particular target size particle within a narrow range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: InnovaPrep, LLC
    Inventors: David S. Alburty, Andrew E. Page, Zachary A. Packingham, Daniel B. Marske
  • Patent number: 9707520
    Abstract: A composition for treating a water system or membrane fluid system, such as a reverse osmosis system, to remove scale, microorganisms and biofilm, and corrosion by-products. The composition comprises chelating agents and a surfactant. The composition may be a solid dissolved by water or solvent in the system being treated or may be a pre-mixed foam or aerosol. A method for using such a treatment composition comprises contacting the treatment composition with substantially all parts of the water system and draining the treatment composition from the system before resuming normal operations. For certain systems, the method also comprises draining some existing water in the water system to remove prior treatment compositions and filling or rinsing the system with fresh water prior to adding the treatment composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: NCH Corporation
    Inventors: Adrian Denvir, James Gregory Edford, Angela L Delegard, Scott M Boyette
  • Patent number: 9670796
    Abstract: The present application thus provides a compressor wash system for use about a bellmouth of a compressor of a gas turbine engine. The compressor wash system may include a bellmouth wash nozzle positioned about the bellmouth of the compressor and a wash door assembly positioned about a lower half of the bellmouth such that the wash door assembly may be closed when the bellmouth wash nozzle is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Alston Ilford Scipio, Sanji Ekanayake
  • Patent number: 9605198
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the disclosure, mixtures of different carbon length alcohols are used as the primary feedstock for Guerbet alcohols. Specifically, embodiments relate to a method of synthesizing mixed molecular weight additives from a mixture of primary alcohols comprising, receiving a mixture of primary alcohols comprising at least two different chain length primary alcohols and reacting the mixture of primary alcohols to produce a mixture of Guerbet alcohols. The mixture of Guerbet alcohols is then used to produce an additive composition comprising additives of different molecular weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: CHEVRON U.S.A. INC.
    Inventors: Robert Shong, Varadarajan Dwarakanath, Sophany Thach, Gregory Winslow
  • Patent number: 9586240
    Abstract: The present invention is generally directed toward methods of cleaning and descaling surfaces contaminated with food soils, especially clean-in-place systems. More particularly, the methods according to the present invention also provide for sanitizing of surfaces contaminated with food soils. Thus, there is provided a single cleaning cycle that may clean, sanitize, and descale food-soiled surfaces, and in certain embodiments, without the need for a pre-rinse step, using a non-chlorine detergent composition. The methods comprise a cleaning step and a post-rinsing step. In certain embodiments, a pre-rinse step is utilized, in which the volume of pre-rinse fluid used is less than 50% of the volume of cleaning solution used in the cleaning step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: DeLaval Holding AB
    Inventors: Fahim U. Ahmed, Bruno Van Den Bossche
  • Patent number: 9527058
    Abstract: To provide a processing device which is small but which can exhibits a sufficient processing amount and a uniform contact processing property. In the processing vessel 10, a liquid flow is set to a spiral flow, and in a contact processing field, the injection liquid A, B are injected at a center-side position with respect to an inner surface of the processing vessel so as to perform contact processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: TSUKISHIMA KIKAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yo Doya, Hidenori Goto
  • Patent number: 9464814
    Abstract: Cleaning apparatus for kitchen equipment, in particular combination streaming, baking and cooking equipment has a cooking space that is to be cleaned which is delimited by at least one wall and includes at least one outlet opening for a liquid. The apparatus comprises a ventilation fan associated with the cooking space having a drive motor; a collecting tank which at least temporarily collects the liquid that exits the cooking space via the outlet opening; a supply line that can be used to supply fresh water and/or a cleaning fluid that can be controlled through a valve in the line; a circulating pump provided at the collecting tank for the liquid sitting in the collecting tank; a circulation line by which the liquid sitting in the collecting tank and conveyed by the circulating pump can be supplied to the cooking space and a drain line for discharging the liquid that exits the cooking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: HANNING ELEKTRO-WERKE GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Werner Hangmann, Thomas Pflug, Christian Evert
  • Patent number: 9422469
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the disclosure, mixtures of different carbon length alcohols are used as the primary feedstock for Guerbet alcohols. Specifically, embodiments relate to a method of synthesizing mixed molecular weight surfactants from a mixture of primary alcohols comprising, receiving a mixture of primary alcohols comprising at least two different chain length primary alcohols and reacting the mixture of primary alcohols to produce a mixture of Guerbet alcohols. The mixture of Guerbet alcohols is then used to produce a surfactant composition comprising surfactants of different molecular weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Varadarjan Dwarakanath, Robert Shong
  • Patent number: 9421557
    Abstract: A nozzle for discharging first and second fluids in a spray pattern into a vessel, such as oil and steam in a catalytic cracking unit, includes various configurations for preventing erosion of the outlet portion of the nozzle that otherwise might be due, for example, to contact with a catalyst or other predetermined substance. In one such nozzle, the exterior surface of the outlet portion substantially conforms to the internal contour of the vessel. In another such nozzle, the outlet portion defines a plurality of substantially concentric, substantially elliptical-shaped outlet apertures. In another nozzle, the outlet portion is formed of ceramic and is connected to the inlet portion by a metal connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Bete Fog Nozzle, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Dziadzio, Daniel T. deLesdernier, Matthew P. Betsold, Ronald H. Emerson
  • Patent number: 9221274
    Abstract: Method for direct printing on containers via a direct printing machine, with a print layer printed onto the container, in a first predefined area, in a first device, and a cover layer applied to the container in a second device, the cover layer applied to a second predefined area. A surface area of the second predefined area is larger than that of the first predefined area. The cover layer coalesces with the printing ink in the first predefined area, creating a first connection, and coalesces with the container in parts of the second predefined area differing from the first predefined area, creating a second connection. The first and second connections are insoluble in aqueous solutions having a pH value between 3 and 10 and easily soluble in aqueous solutions having a pH value in a range of less than 3 and/or higher than 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Andreas Kraus
  • Patent number: 9206703
    Abstract: A system and method for washing a jet engine of an aircraft are disclosed. The method comprises creating a collecting bowl under the jet engine by coupling a suit to the jet engine of the aircraft and coupling an apron of the suit to the jet engine. After the suit is coupled to the jet engine, a cleaning cycle is performed, which includes injecting cleaning fluid into the jet engine, turning over the jet engine, and collecting resultant effluent in the bowl. Further, the effluent remains in the bowl until actively removed by a user. The suit may be coupled to the aircraft by wrapping a strap around a pylon that couples the jet engine to the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: AERO JET WASH LLC
    Inventor: Shahin Tadayon
  • Patent number: 9193175
    Abstract: Method for direct printing on containers via a direct printing machine, with a print layer printed onto the container, in a first predefined area, in a first device, and a cover layer applied to the container in a second device, the cover layer applied to a second predefined area. A surface area of the second predefined area is larger than that of the first predefined area. The cover layer coalesces with the printing ink in the first predefined area, creating a first connection, and coalesces with the container in parts of the second predefined area differing from the first predefined area, creating a second connection. The first and second connections are insoluble in aqueous solutions having a pH value between 3 and 10 and easily soluble in aqueous solutions having a pH value in a range of less than 3 and/or higher than 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Andreas Kraus
  • Patent number: 9174251
    Abstract: A cleaning process is provided for a test apparatus that has a switch, external connections and internal volumes that can come into contact with a fluid from a filter to be tested or a container to be tested. The cleaning process includes selecting one or more internal volumes to be cleaned, cleaning the selected internal volumes with a cleaning fluid by a corresponding switching of the switch, at least partially draining the cleaning fluid left in the selected internal volumes after cleaning, and flushing the selected internal volumes with a flushing fluid different from the cleaning fluid. Also provided are a computer program product for performing the cleaning process, a cleaning apparatus, and a test apparatus for testing filters and containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sartorius Stedim Biotech GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Dahlberg, Hartmut Langer, Jens Meyer, Sven-Oliver Otto
  • Patent number: 9039841
    Abstract: A method of cleaning an internal component (14) of a process vessel (10) includes opening a guide (42) extending at least from a vessel access port or entry nozzle (38) to the internal component (14), guiding a cleaning agent/device by means of the guide (42) to the internal component (14), cleaning the internal component (14) with the cleaning agent/device, and closing the guide (42). The process vessel (10) is then operated with the guide (42) remaining in the process vessel (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Sasol Technology (Proprietary) Limited
    Inventors: Thomas Andries Scheepers Van Staden, Johan Frederick Kirsten
  • Patent number: 9039967
    Abstract: This disclosure describes example antiseptic applicators that may be used in combination with one or more cleansing, antimicrobial and/or antiseptic agents to reduce or eliminate contaminates on a surface. According to some embodiments, the disclosure describes that the applicators may contain an impermeable layer and a permeable layer, where the impermeable layer prevents contaminates for transferring from a user's hand to the permeable layer and the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Hyprotek, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick O. Tennican, L. Myles Phipps
  • Patent number: 9034110
    Abstract: A method for grit blasting tubes and for blowing swabs through tubes, automatically sensing that the swab has passed through the tube, and logging the event. Also, various methods are used for inserting the swabs into the tubes efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Extundo Incorporated
    Inventors: Clifford L. Johns, August M Dattilo, III, Munaf Najmuddin Chasmawala, Manfred Schmidt
  • Patent number: 9028616
    Abstract: Provided is a method for cleaning the inside of a pressure tight container for a blasting treatment, wherein the inside of a pressure tight container can be cleaned for a short period of time after a blasting treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryusuke Kitamura, Ryo Shimoike, Hisamitsu Shimoyama, Nakaba Tsutsui, Yoshitaka Yamane
  • Patent number: 9023155
    Abstract: An engine wash system for delivering wash liquid to an engine with a lift fan and a main engine, the lift fan including a plurality of inlet guide vanes and a nose cone, and the main engine connected to the lift fan by a shaft, the engine wash system includes a lift fan manifold to deliver wash liquid to the lift fan; and a main engine manifold to deliver wash liquid to the main engine, wherein the lift fan manifold and the main engine manifold can deliver the wash liquid simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: EcoServices, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt Dorshimer, Robert M. Rice, Sebastian Nordlund, Wayne Zadrick
  • Publication number: 20150114434
    Abstract: A process for preventing contaminants from forming in a compressor in a methanol to olefin separation system comprising: compressing an effluent in the compressor, the compressor having an inlet in fluid communication with a suction line, an outlet, and an inner compressor surface; and injecting a contaminant prevention medium into the suction line of the compressor wherein any contaminants are removed from the compressor with the effluent and optionally separated or otherwise removed from the effluent stream in downstream equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Jeroen Gerard MARSMAN, Leslie Andrew CHEWTER, Sivakumar SADASIVAN VIJAYAKUMARI, Jeroen VAN WESTRENEN
  • Patent number: 9017486
    Abstract: A method for cleaning a deposition chamber includes forming a deposited layer over an interior surface of the deposition chamber, wherein the deposited layer has a deposited layer stress and a deposited layer modulus; forming a cleaning layer over the deposited layer, wherein a material comprising the cleaning layer is selected such that the cleaning layer adheres to the deposited layer, and has a cleaning layer stress and a cleaning layer modulus, wherein the cleaning layer stress is higher than the deposited layer stress, and wherein the cleaning layer modulus is higher than the deposited layer modulus; and removing the deposited layer and the cleaning layer from the interior of the deposition chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tien-Jen Cheng, Zhengwen Li, Keith Kwong Hon Wong
  • Patent number: 9017487
    Abstract: A method for cleaning a deposition chamber includes forming a deposited layer over an interior surface of the deposition chamber, wherein the deposited layer has a deposited layer stress and a deposited layer modulus; forming a cleaning layer over the deposited layer, wherein a material comprising the cleaning layer is selected such that the cleaning layer adheres to the deposited layer, and has a cleaning layer stress and a cleaning layer modulus, wherein the cleaning layer stress is higher than the deposited layer stress, and wherein the cleaning layer modulus is higher than the deposited layer modulus; and removing the deposited layer and the cleaning layer from the interior of the deposition chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Tien-Jen J. Cheng, Zhengwen Li, Keith Kwong Hon Wong
  • Patent number: 9017485
    Abstract: An ice dispensing system includes an ice hopper structure including a plurality of walls having inner surfaces that define an inner volume storing ice therein. The ice hopper may include a drain. A cleaning structure is coupled to the ice hopper structure. The cleaning structure includes a pump linked to a spray mechanism positioned within the inner volume of the ice hopper structure. The spray mechanism disperses a liquid on an inner surface of the ice hopper structure during a cleaning cycle of the ice dispensing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Cornelius, Inc.
    Inventors: Vittal Murthy, Jayateertha Malagi, Servesh Adderi Raganath, Matthew Kampert, Chris Zemko
  • Publication number: 20150107627
    Abstract: Disclosed is a self-washing closable surgical case cart apparatus, system and method. The self-washing closable surgical case cart apparatus incorporates a 360-degree universal fluid delivery system, compatible with external sources for fluid monitoring and delivery, that assures all surfaces therein may be decontaminated inexpensively, quickly, completely, and efficiently. In addition to its self-cleaning features, the design provides improved ergonomics for users as well as enhanced protection from floor-level contaminants. Methods for decontamination are also presented that take advantage of its unique features.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Barry Miles Snyder, Travis Lee White, Jeffrey Scott Ashcraft
  • Publication number: 20150096268
    Abstract: A method of preparing a sealing surface of a container for application of a seal. A lip of the container may be heated, rinsed, and dried to establish the sealing surface. Then the seal may be applied to the sealing surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J Brozell, Brian J Chisholm, Joseph E Olsavsky
  • Publication number: 20150096596
    Abstract: An improved shower or plumbing sanitizing system is provided by a showerhead adapter and/or tap port configured to mount between a water supply stub and an outlet such as a showerhead, hose or faucet and which delivers and imparts a cleansing or sanitizing agent, particularly liquid sanitizer, to the plumbing components prone to infestation with opportunistic bacteria.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: John James Dvorak, Mildred Blanche Mendelson
  • Patent number: 8999234
    Abstract: A composition for the creation of a protective barrier on a wide variety of materials to prevent the deterioration and degradation caused by exposure to moisture and sun over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: David Walden
  • Publication number: 20150090300
    Abstract: Containers having a portioned amount of a cleaning composition located in an internal volume are provided for cleaning a portion of a beverage making machine. The external size and configuration of the container is designed to fit within a carrier in a single (or multi-) serve beverage making machine. The container is insertable in the carrier in the place of a beverage making pod, cup, cartridge or the like. Following placement of the container in the carrier, the beverage making machine may be operated to perform a regular brew cycle or a specialized cleaning cycle in which water is introduced to the internal volume of the container and cleaning solution is released from the container, optionally under pressure, to contact and clean internal surfaces of the container carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Paul DYER
  • Publication number: 20150086664
    Abstract: A pore-free tire segmented mold pattern block (100) and a segmented mold are provided. The pore-free tire segmented mold pattern block (100) is used for forming a tire segmented mold. The pattern block (100) comprises pattern pieces (1) that are stacked one on top the other. The pattern block (100) has an exhaust channel (20) communicated with an inner circumference surface (11) of each pattern piece (1) and an end surface (12) of the pattern block. The exhaust channel (20) comprises axial exhaust holes (27) that are axially disposed on the pattern block (100), communicate each pattern piece (1), and are communicated with the end surface (12) of the pattern block. Also disclosed is a cleaning method for the pore-free tire segmented mold pattern block (100) and the segmented mold. When the mold is cleaned, the exhaust channel (20) is used as a cleaning channel, and the axial exhaust holes (27) of the exhaust channel are used as an entrance for a cleaning medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: HIMILE MECHANICAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (SHANDONG) CO., LTD
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Ren Zhang
  • Patent number: 8986462
    Abstract: A method for cleaning a water purifier comprising: a filtering unit; a water tank unit for storing purified water having passed through the filtering unit; and a discharging unit for discharging out the purified water stored in the water tank unit, the method comprises: a cleaning water supplying step of supplying cleaning water in which a cleaning agent is dissolved to the water tank unit; a cleaning water discharging step of discharging the cleaning water when a predetermined time has lapsed; a rinsing water supplying step of supplying rinsing water to the water tank unit when the cleaning water discharging step has been completed; and a rinsing water discharging step of discharging the rinsing water when a predetermined time has lapsed. In the method, cleaning and rinsing processes for a water purifier are automatically executed by a series of consecutive processes. Accordingly, a user can directly clean the water purifier if necessary without requiring a Codi's visit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Deul-Re Min, Kwang-Ha Suh, Min-Je Cho, Young-Jin Kim, Byung-Tak Park
  • Patent number: 8986461
    Abstract: A cleaning composition and process to remove carbon deposits from combustion equipment components is provided. The de-carbonizing composition is packaged in certain embodiments in an aerosol propellant. The inventive composition is also readily used as a liquid or an atomized mist that is readily introduced into the intake manifold through a tube tolerant of engine inlet operational temperatures and conditions. The invention introduces the composition by a process that precludes the need for engine disassembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark E. Hischier, Gregory Hewgill
  • Publication number: 20150075566
    Abstract: A method of controlling adherence of microparticles to a substrate to be processed includes applying voltage to an electrostatic chuck configured to electrostatically attract the substrate to be processed in a processing container before the substrate to be processed is carried into the processing container; and, after the applying of voltage to the electrostatic chuck, carrying the substrate to be processed into the processing container. Further, in the applying of voltage to the electrostatic chuck, the voltage is applied to the electrostatic chuck to reduce a potential difference between a focus ring and the substrate to be processed, the focus ring being provided to surround the electrostatic chuck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Takehiro Tanikawa, Kazuki Moyama
  • Patent number: 8980173
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and methods for monitoring and controlling a real-time oxidation-reduction potential in a hot water system to inhibit corrosion in the hot water system. The method includes defining one or more operational protective zones in the hot water system. One or more of the operational protective zones includes an oxidation-reduction potential probe that is operable to measure a real-time oxidation-reduction potential in the hot water system at operating temperature and pressure. The probe transmits the measured real-time potential to the controller, which assesses and interprets the transmitted potential to determine whether it conforms to an oxidation-reduction potential setting. If the measured potential does not conform the oxidation-reduction potential setting, the controller is operable to feed or remove one or more active chemical species into or from the hot water system and further operable to change at least one system parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey V. Fox, George T. Totura, Peter Hicks, David A. Grattan, Martin Godfrey
  • Patent number: 8980815
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cleaner concentrate comprising: greater than 10 weight percent of a freezing point depressant, 0.5 to 35 weight percent of oxalic acid, and an azole compound, wherein weight percent is based on the total weight of the cleaner concentrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Prestone Products Corporation
    Inventors: Bo Yang, Peter M. Woyciesjes
  • Patent number: 8974604
    Abstract: A sewer pipe is cleaned of collected solids by providing a water supply hose at a first location on the pipe and by driving a jet nozzle head to a second location along the pipe using jets directed along the pipe. At the second location the head is changed for a second head attached to a cable and is pulled back to the first location by the hose. The nozzle is then pulled back to the second location by pulling the cable while nozzles directed along the pipe toward the second location drive the solids forwardly to the second location for extraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Slawko Morris Baziuk
  • Patent number: 8974602
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of reducing contamination in a CVD chamber. The method comprises cleaning the CVD chamber with first cleaning gases containing NF3; removing the particles in the CVD chamber with second cleaning gases containing N2; further removing the particles in the CVD chamber with third cleaning gases containing O2; and seasoning an amorphous carbon layer with mixed gases containing C2H2 and an inert gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Shanghia Huali Microelectronics Corporation
    Inventors: Yadan Zhu, Jun Zhou
  • Publication number: 20150059808
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for processing a substrate including a spin head on which a substrate is placed, a container provided to surround the spin head, an upper nozzle member supplying a processing solution downwards, a bottom cleaning member located to be a certain distance from the bottom of the spin head, wherein the bottom cleaning member sprays a cleaning solution to the bottom of the spin head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jintack YU, Jae-Myoung LEE
  • Publication number: 20150059807
    Abstract: A cleaning system for cleaning a cavity of food or beverage preparation device. The cavity is connected with a pipe system. The pipe system supplies a fluid through the pipe system to the cavity. When the fluid flow stops, any remainder of the fluid in the pipe system is removed by passing a gas (for example, air) through the pipe system or by a valve disposed at a high location of the pipe system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Martin Behle, Lutz Riefenstein, Hannes Wild, Guenter Wurdinger
  • Patent number: 8968481
    Abstract: An apparatus for receiving a pig (12) comprising: a receiver housing (2) arranged to enable connection to a pipeline; a pig retention mechanism (4) mounted within said receiver housing (2), said pig retention mechanism (4) arranged such that it is operable to retain the pig (12) within the housing (2); a first sealing member (6) operable to seal the portion of the receiver housing (2) through which the pig (12) can be removed from the apparatus; a second sealing member (5) operable to seal the portion of the housing (2) that connects said receiver (1) to the pipeline; a fluid inlet (7); and a fluidization and transportation device (8) arranged to receive the fluidized debris, wherein the apparatus is arranged such that, in use, pressurized fluid is introduced into the enclosed interior of the housing (2) via the fluid inlet in order to fluidize debris which is then removed from the receiver housing (2) via the fluidization and transportation device (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: National Oilwell Varco, L.P.
    Inventor: Scott Henderson
  • Publication number: 20150053239
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a wafer carrier cleaning method is provided. The wafer carrier cleaning method includes cleaning a wafer carrier with a chemical solution containing a weak acid that can dissolve metals, and cleaning the wafer carrier cleaned with the chemical solution, with pure water. The weak acid contained in the chemical solution is preferably citric acid that can dissolve heavy metals and does not damage the wafer carrier.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yasushige ABE, Hidekazu TANIGUCHI, Masanobu KIBE, Kosuke MIYAMOTO
  • Publication number: 20150053240
    Abstract: A reusable and washable storage device comprising a plurality of sides and a plurality of hinges. Each the plurality of hinges are placed between at least two of the plurality of sides and comprise an axis of rotation. The plurality of sides rotate about the axis of rotation from a first position to a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Eric Brice Woodlock