Diverse Fluid Containing Pressure Systems Patents (Class 137/154)
  • Patent number: 10436189
    Abstract: Embodiments of a compressor cutoff are presented. In an embodiment, the present invention includes apparatus for cutting off the flow of gas/liquid in the event of compressor failure or breakdown. In this embodiment, gas/liquid flows from its source through one or more passageways into a first input chamber, and also through one or more other passageways into a second input chamber, where the first and second input chambers are separated by a stop plunger. During the down-stroke of the compressor's piston, gas/liquid in the first chamber passes (or is drawn) through an inlet valve of the piston bore, and during the up-stroke of the piston that gas/liquid is forced through an outlet valve to a tank or other compressed gas/liquid receptacle. So long as the compressor operates normally, the pressure in the two input chambers (i.e., on each side of the stop plunger) will be substantially equal, thereby keeping the stop plunger in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: Donald R. McMullen
  • Patent number: 10436734
    Abstract: An example system includes an array of capacitive elements, a measurement lead, and a ground plane lead. One or more respective capacitive elements of the array of capacitive elements include a dielectric substrate and a corresponding top conductive layer, with each dielectric substrate configured to be positioned between the top conductive layer and a common ground plane. The measurement lead is coupled to the top conductive layer of each of the one or more respective capacitive elements. The ground plane lead is configured to be coupled to the common ground plane. The capacitive elements are structured such that the capacitive elements have varying respective capacitances, and the capacitive elements are arranged positionally within the array of capacitive elements such that a change in total capacitance is indicative of damage to a particular capacitive element at a particular position within the array of capacitive elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Robert A. Smith
  • Patent number: 10393317
    Abstract: A gas injection device for injecting an expulsion gas into a tank for a liquid. The gas injection device comprises an inlet pipe for receiving the gas and a distributor portion for releasing the gas through a plurality of capillary passages. The inlet pipe has a first end configured to be connected to a gas supply line and a second end located within a chamber in the distributor portion. The capillary passages respectively extend in a direction adapted to a periphery of the chamber. A tank for a liquid is provided, the tank comprising a gas injection device. A spacecraft is provided comprising such a tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ArianeGroup GmbH
    Inventors: Kei Philipp Behruzi, Joerg Klatte
  • Patent number: 10377620
    Abstract: A beverage supplying device includes a touch panel for receiving an operation for selecting a main syrup constituting a main beverage, and a topping syrup added as flavoring to the main beverage. The device further includes a second syrup solenoid valve for opening and closing a passage for supplying the topping syrup that is stored under pressure in a syrup tank and a second syrup pump for intermittently supplying the topping syrup while the second syrup solenoid valve is open, the second syrup pump being provided to the passage for supplying the topping syrup between the syrup tank and the second syrup solenoid valve. The device further includes a nozzle for producing the main beverage by mixing the main syrup with water or carbonated water at a prescribed ratio, and producing a beverage by mixing the topping syrup with the main beverage without diluting the topping syrup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Makino, Akira Goitsuka, Fumihiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10336601
    Abstract: A remote fueling station for an above ground fuel storage tank has a fuel pump for dispensing a pressurize flow of fuel from the fuel tank to a dispenser nozzle. A lockable enclosure is supported on the fuel tank in fixed relation thereto by a threaded connection at an intermediate location along a rigid supply pipe connected between the fuel pump and the fuel tank. The enclosure includes a fuel pump compartment receiving the fuel pump therein and a battery compartment for receiving a battery of the fuel pump therein which is separate from the fuel pump compartment so that the battery is isolated from the fuel pump. A dispenser nozzle and an activation switch of the fuel pump can also be received within the enclosure so as to restrict access thereto by unauthorized persons. A solar panel is supported above the enclosure for recharging the battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Kyle Kevin Oliver Wiebe
  • Patent number: 10025322
    Abstract: A fluid handling system for supplying a working fluid to a fluid flow instrument is disclosed. The system includes a controller configured to receive sensor signals indicative of a deformation of a flexible barrier located between a control fluid volume containing a control fluid and a working fluid volume containing the working fluid. Based on the sensor signals, the controller may send signals to control the operation of a working fluid flow generator in order to regulate or control the fluid characteristic of the working fluid being provided to the fluid flow instrument.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: CYTONOME/ST, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher D. Lofstrom, Coby S. Hughey, Blair D. Morad
  • Patent number: 9920879
    Abstract: A lubrication system comprises a lubricant reservoir, a motorized pump, a follower plate, a stationary rod, a movable sleeve, and a flexible connection. The motorized pump is disposed to pump fluid from the lubricant reservoir to lubricant work lines. The follower plate is situated within the lubricant reservoir. The stationary rod has a colored indicator portion. The movable sleeve disposed concentrically about the stationary rod. The flexible connection extends between the follower plate and the stationary colored rod, such that the flexible connection pulls the movable sleeve away from the stationary rod to reveal the colored indicator portion as the follower plate drops towards a bottom of the lubricant reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew J. Klaphake, Jeffrey Kidman, Suresha S. Nijaguna
  • Publication number: 20150122340
    Abstract: A biased normally open check valve assembly for facilitating Multiair® engine start-up after extended periods of non-use. The check valve is biased in an open position and allows for the ventilation of air out of the system so that the engine can start. The check valve also comprises a metering groove in a valve seat. The metering groove is configured to allow a controlled flow of hydraulic fluid through the check valve when the check valve is in a closed position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas C. Edelmayer
  • Publication number: 20150122338
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for detecting and removing air from a syringe containing a volume of liquid and a volume of gas is described. The method includes moving a piston in the syringe to expel gas through an orifice of the syringe, sensing a movement of the piston in the syringe, and determining when the volume of gas is expelled from the syringe based on a change in the sensed movement. Moving the piston may include applying oscillating force to the piston using an electromagnetic actuator, and displacement and speed of the piston during each oscillation may be sensed. Determining when the volume of gas is expelled may be based on a change in the sensed movement of the piston during one or more oscillations of the piston or based on a comparison to a given reference value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Ian W. Hunter, Ashin P. Modak
  • Publication number: 20150068611
    Abstract: A method and chemical delivery system are provided. The method includes providing a vapor phase of a multi-component liquid source. The method further includes contacting a pre-loaded carrier gas with the vapor phase, wherein the pre-loaded carrier gas includes a carrier gas and at least one component of the multi-component liquid source and delivering a gas stream comprising at least one component of the liquid source to a critical process or application, wherein the amount of the component in the carrier gas is sufficient to keep the ratio of components in the multi-component liquid source relatively constant. The chemical delivery system includes a multi-component liquid source having a vapor phase.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Alvarez, JR., Jeffrey Spiegelman, Russell J. Holmes, Edward Heinlein, Zohreh Shamsi
  • Patent number: 8967173
    Abstract: A system and methods for reducing pressure in an enclosed volume is disclosed. A first quantity of steam is inserted into a condensation chamber, and the first quantity of steam is substantially condensed in the condensation chamber. A first quantity of air is extracted from an enclosed volume into the condensation chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Chao-Hsin Lin, Raymond H. Horstman
  • Publication number: 20150020891
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a pressure control assembly includes a cylindrical hollow body having an opening to receive a ballast gas, a first and second flange, and a first and second cone. The first flange is coupled to a first end of the body, and a second flange is coupled to an opposing end of the body. The first cone is coupled to the first flange, and the second cone is coupled to the second flange. A method for controlling pressure in a chamber includes measuring a pressure of the chamber and a pressure of an exhaust system coupled to the chamber. The method includes dynamically adjusting the pressure in the exhaust system in order to adjust the pressure in the chamber, by creating a first pressure drop that is greater than a second pressure drop in the exhaust system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: David K. CARLSON
  • Publication number: 20140355253
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus with a closed housing, as well as isolation and manufacture method thereof. The apparatus is arranged in a first medium during operating, and the inside of the apparatus is filled with a second medium the pressure of which is higher than the pressure of the first medium. By means of the apparatus with the closed housing and the isolation and manufacture method according to the embodiments of the present disclosure, at least one of the following objects may be achieved: achieving sufficient sealing with relatively low cost, improving the performance and/or lifetime of the devices contained in the apparatus, and facilitate the maintaining and replacing of the apparatus and the devices contained therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: OSRAM GmbH
    Inventors: Longshan YANG, SiXiong Zeng, WeiHuang Chen, Baisong Wang
  • Publication number: 20140166121
    Abstract: A hydrogen supply apparatus of the fuel cell system includes a hydrogen tank and a pressure discharge line. The hydrogen tank is configured to store high-pressure hydrogen. A hydrogen supply line connected with a stack is disposed in the hydrogen tank. A pressure control valve configured to control hydrogen pressure of an anode of the stack is disposed in the hydrogen supply line. The pressure discharge line has a pressure relief valve and is disposed at the anode of the stack and a path connected thereto. The pressure discharge line is connected to an air supply line of the stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Sekwon JUNG, Hyeonseok BAN, Hyun Joon LEE, Bu Kil KWON, Yong Gyu NOH
  • Publication number: 20140150886
    Abstract: A method for treating and disposal of fluid fine tailings utilizes two stages of thickening prior to disposal of the thickened tailings. The fluid fine tailings are adjusted to a sand-to-fines ratio of 0.5 to 1.3 using hydrocyclones or centrifuges in required. In a first stage of thickening a first flocculant is added to the fluid fine tailings which are fed to one or more conventional thickeners to produce a pumpable thickened tailings underflow having a solids content of between about 20 wt % to 40 wt %. The pumpable thickened tailings underflow is centrifugally pumped through a pipeline towards a disposal area. Adjacent the disposal area a second flocculant is added to the pumpable tailings underflow in a second stage of thickening to flocculate the tailings sufficient to produce a secondary thickened tailings underflow which when deposited has a solids content of about 50 wt % or higher at least one day after disposal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: TOTAL E&P CANADA LTD.
    Inventors: Jianmin KAN, Alexandre GOLDSZAL
  • Publication number: 20140130894
    Abstract: To provide a nitrogen enriched air (NEA) supply system which easily maintains low the concentration of oxygen within a tank before fueling. In the present invention, a subsidiary pipe 20b that directly supplies NEA to a spill-back pipe 23 is provided. In a descent phase of an aircraft, the NEA is supplied to a second fuel tank 17 from the subsidiary pipe 20b. When the second fuel tank 17 is fueled after landing, the stored NEA is pushed out into a first fuel tank 15 through the spill-back pipe 23 by fuel F. Thus, the concentration of oxygen within the first fuel tank 15 can be also maintained low. Accordingly, it is possible to cut out the need for supplying the NEA before fueling, and thereby fuel the fuel tank while avoiding fuel explosion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation
    Inventor: Koki FUKUDA
  • Publication number: 20140102551
    Abstract: The invention relates to the automatic reloading of the gas space of a hydropneumatic accumulator. A means (20) for readjusting the load of the gas space (13) comprising a pressurized gas source (22) connected via an air system (24) to a loading valve (17) and a reinjection valve (26) controlled by a unit (27) for calculating a cycle for reinjecting gas into the gas space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas Hughes, Alain Houssais, Laurent Granseigne
  • Publication number: 20140083520
    Abstract: A device for use with a container containing liquid and having an opening for the consecutive consumption of the liquid and of smoke that has been drawn into the container. The device comprises a body, a combustion receptacle, and a tubular structure. An inlet end of the body engages the container, and an outlet end can be placed at the mouth of a user. The tubular structure connects the combustion receptacle with the interior of the liquid container. When smoking material is combusted and the container is inverted, outflow of liquid from the container through the body, in most instances into a user's mouth, creates negative pressure within the container, drawing in smoke from the combustion receptacle. Once most or all of the liquid has flowed out of the container, the user may then inhale the smoke in the container through the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140069504
    Abstract: A system for controlling a starter for starting a power source includes an air starter relay valve fluidly connected between an air tank and the starter. The air starter relay valve is configured to control an amount of air supplied to the starter from the air tank. The system also includes a control device connected to the air starter relay valve and configured to control the air starter relay valve. The system further includes a fuel valve interlock fluidly connected to a source of fuel via a fuel line. The fuel valve interlock is configured to open based on a pressure in the fuel line and configured to send a signal to the control device for controlling the air starter relay valve when the fuel valve interlock is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: James William Coe, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140053917
    Abstract: A flow back recovery system for wells includes a plurality of pressure vessels with baffles and outlets for separating the various components of the flow back fluid. A diffuser is positioned between the well head and the first pressure vessel. The diffuser includes an interior diffuser pipe having a plurality of baffles and outlets. The diffuser pipe may be easily replaced in the field should it wear out due to the abrasive nature of the flow back fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventors: Michael O. Dobbs, Graham J. Duplantis
  • Publication number: 20140020768
    Abstract: A grease pump unit has a metering valve 37 and a grease supplying device 50 in which a suction tube 16 on a pump device 11 extends through a follower plate 19 in a grease can 100, grease in the grease can 100 being sucked through the suction tube 16 and discharged through a discharge port 17 by activation of the pump device 11. Provided are a bubble dividing device 32 which supplies the grease discharged through the discharge port 17 through an supply pipe 24 to micronize bubbles in the grease and which supplies the grease through a supply pipe 36 to the metering valve 37, and a return pipe 47 which returns a portion of the grease not discharged through the metering valve 37 into the grease can 100 via the follower plate 19.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Doi, Hirokazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8534489
    Abstract: A demisable fuel supply system for a satellite includes a pressurized aluminum alloy tank with an aluminum alloy propellant management device therein. The propellant management device (PMD) can have any capillary action surface tension fluid transport features known in the art. Selected inner surfaces of the tank and the PMD are covered with a plasma powder sprayed titanium based coating to guarantee propellant wettability and corrosion resistance of the fuel supply system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne H. Tuttle, David Adams, Marcial Alexander Anaya, Jeffry K. Pearson
  • Patent number: 8524154
    Abstract: A metabolite monitoring system comprising a microdialysis probe including a semi-permeable membrane and a probe flow path passing from an inlet through a sensing volume adjacent to said semi-permeable membrane to an outlet, a fluid delivery device for delivering dialysate to said inlet; and a metabolite monitoring system associated with said outlet for monitoring a concentration of at least one metabolite in said dialysate from said microdialysis probe, wherein said fluid delivery device is configured to deliver a pulsed flow of said dialysate to said inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: G-Sense Ltd.
    Inventors: Avraham Shekalim, Noam Peleg
  • Patent number: 8511504
    Abstract: A demisable fuel supply system for a satellite includes a pressurized aluminum alloy tank with an aluminum alloy propellant management device therein. The propellant management device (PMD) can have any capillary action surface tension fluid transport features known in the art. Selected inner surfaces of the tank and the PMD are covered with a titanium based coating to guarantee propellant wettability and corrosion resistance of the fuel supply system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventor: Wayne H. Tuttle
  • Patent number: 8511503
    Abstract: A liquid container (1) for holding a liquid (2) of a motor vehicle, having a front wall (4) arranged in the direction of travel of the vehicle and a rear wall (6) opposed thereto and an upper wall (8). To reduce sloshing noises generated by having a wave forming in the liquid container (1) due to acceleration, at least one compensating tube (24) is provided, having a first opening (27), a connecting portion (26) and a second opening (28). The first opening (27) arranged proximate the front wall (4), and the second opening (28) arranged proximate the rear wall (6). The connecting portion (26) fluidly couples the first and second openings (27 and 28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Steffen Schoenfuss, Christina Kallas
  • Publication number: 20130205611
    Abstract: Provided is a gas supply apparatus having a source gas supply system configured to supply a source gas to a processing container using a carrier gas, wherein the source gas is generated from a liquid raw material consisting of an organic metal material. The gas supply apparatus includes a raw material storage tank configured to store the liquid raw material therein; a gas supply portion installed to the raw material storage tank and connected to a carrier gas passage, wherein the carrier gas passage allows the carrier gas to flow; a gas outflow portion installed to the raw material storage tank and connected to a source gas passage, wherein the source gas passage allows the source gas to flow; and a baffle plate configured to prevent the carrier gas injected from the gas supply portion from being brought into direct contact with a liquid surface of the raw material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
  • Publication number: 20130167935
    Abstract: The present subject matter is generally directed to fuel systems for a gas turbine and related methods for monitoring fluid separation in the fuel systems. More particularly, the systems and methods include measuring pressure differentials and comparing the measurements to a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: William J. Lawson, Brittany L. Sater
  • Publication number: 20130153050
    Abstract: An apparatus for recirculating fuel vapors in a vehicle. The apparatus includes a filler head connected to a fuel vapor conduit and a tubular aspirator located within the filler head. The aspirator has at least one orifice in its side wall so that when fuel flows through the aspirator when the vehicle is refueled, a low pressure area that draws fuel vapors through the orifice and into the fuel flow within the aspirator is created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
  • Publication number: 20130139902
    Abstract: A coupling has a housing which defines, at least in part, a nozzle chamber. The nozzle chamber forms, a valve chamber, an intake chamber, and an outlet chamber. The housing also forms a vacuum chamber. A main valve is in the valve chamber. The main valve is movable between an open and closed position. A poppet valve is in the outlet chamber. An air outlet opens from the vacuum chamber into the nozzle chamber. An opening of an air uptake conduit opens into the vacuum chamber. The air outlet opening is distinct from the opening of the uptake conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventors: Gary Wilson HUNT, Mark Andrew PETTENUZZO
  • Publication number: 20130111939
    Abstract: A method and a device for decreasing moisture in a gas in a housing interior, in particular in a battery housing interior, include a gas having a lower proportion of water vapor than the gas in the housing interior. The gas having the lower proportion of water vapor is generated by a drying device and introduced into the housing interior. The method and the device further include a gas being discharged out of the housing interior such that the housing interior is at least partially filled with the gas having the lower proportion of water vapor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2010
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Xiaofeng Yan
  • Publication number: 20130074946
    Abstract: A casting (52) for a support housing (50), including: a fuel manifold (56) comprising an a-stage gas gallery (80) and a b-stage gas gallery (82); a-stage and a b-stage rocket bases (60) integrally cast with the fuel manifold (56), the a-stage gas gallery (80) in fluid communication with the a-stage stage rocket bases and the b-stage gas gallery (82) in fluid communication with the b-stage rocket bases; and one oil tube passageway (64) for each fuel rocket base (60), each oil tube passageway (64) spanning from an upstream end (66) of the fuel manifold (56) to an interior (68) of a respective fuel rocket base (60). Each oil tube passageway (64) is disposed radially inward of an inner perimeter (102) of the b-stage gas gallery (82).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: SIEMENS ENERGY, INC.
    Inventor: Siemens Energy, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130074945
    Abstract: A fuel system is provided and includes inert gas, fuel and air sources to provide a supply of inert gas, fuel and air, respectively, piping including valves delimiting cavities therein to which the inert gas, fuel and air are supplied such that the inert gas separates the respective cavities containing fuel and air, a pressure control valve disposed on the piping to modulate a pressure of the inert gas supplied to the piping and a controller coupled to the pressure control valve to control an operation thereof in accordance with at least variable pressures of the fuel and air in the respective cavities containing the fuel and the air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventors: Erhan Karaca, Robert Joseph Loeven, II
  • Publication number: 20130033692
    Abstract: A fluid handling structure for a lithographic apparatus, the fluid handling structure having, at a boundary of a space configured to contain immersion fluid to a region external to the fluid handling structure: a meniscus pinning feature to resist passage of immersion fluid in a radially outward direction from the space; a gas supply opening at least partly surrounding and radially outward of the meniscus pinning feature; and optionally a gas recovery opening radially outward of the gas supply opening, wherein the gas supply opening, or the gas recovery opening, or both the gas supply opening and the gas recovery opening, has an open area per meter length which has a variation peripherally around the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Applicant: ASML NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: David BESSEMS, Erik Henricus Egidius Catharina EUMMELEN, Michel RIEPEN, Rogier Hendrikus Magdalena CORTIE, Adrianes Johannes BAETEN, Cornelius Maria ROPS
  • Publication number: 20120312381
    Abstract: A system and method for loading gases or other soluble fuel or catalyst materials into a liquid cavitation medium such as a liquid metal, which may be cavitated under static pressure so as to cause a desired energetic reaction in the dissolved gaseous fuel substance at the cavitation sites. Examples of liquid cavitation media can include liquid metals such as liquid gallium, and examples of dissolved gaseous fuel substances can include deuterium. Sufficiently intense cavitation (for example carried out under high static pressures) may provide energetic reactions in the fuel that release subatomic particles therefrom such as neutrons. The present system and method may be used to load such gaseous fuels into other liquid metal systems, including systems that are non-cavitation-based or that cause cavitation in the liquid by means other than the acoustical drivers described in the preferred embodiments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Impulse Devices Inc.
    Inventor: Naresh Mahamuni
  • Publication number: 20120291876
    Abstract: A portable pumping apparatus for concurrently pumping liquid from a source container to a destination container and pumping vapor from the destination container to the source container comprises a liquid and vapor pump having a liquid inlet, a liquid outlet, a vapor inlet and a vapor outlet. There is a selectively controllable actuation mechanism for actuating the liquid and vapor pump to thereby concurrently pump liquid from the liquid and vapor pump through the liquid outlet and vapor into the liquid and vapor pump through the vapor inlet, and concurrently pump vapor from the liquid and vapor pump through the vapor outlet and liquid into the liquid and vapor pump through the liquid inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Mark BONNER
  • Publication number: 20120266972
    Abstract: A solder-flux composition is sprayed onto a substrate by rotating the solder-flux composition inside a spray cap, and before the solder-flux liquid exits the spray cap, perturbing the flow thereof with a fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Harikrishnan RAMANAN, Nitin DESHPANDE, Sabina J. HOULE
  • Publication number: 20120227825
    Abstract: A method and a device for recycling compressed gas where the compressed gas used in a compressed gas consumer, particularly a container blow-molding machine, is fed back into a compressed gas generator. In order to increase the recycling volume, the compressed gas from the compressed gas consumer is collected separately and fed back to at least a first and a second pressure range of the pressure generator separately according to pressure stages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Klaus Voth, Stefan Rossmann
  • Publication number: 20120138163
    Abstract: An exhaust passage component includes: an inner space used as part of an exhaust passage of a hot water supply apparatus; a drainage passage configured such that if condensed water is produced in the inner space, the condensed water is caused to flow out of the inner space; a first sheet metal member, at least part of which includes a first recess formed by drawing and a plate-like portion formed around the first recess; and a second sheet metal member, at least part of which includes a second recess by drawing and a flange formed around the second recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: PALOMA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshio ANDO, Makoto TAKEUCHI
  • Publication number: 20120138164
    Abstract: An apparatus having flotation ballasts or tanks, a flotation platform having a frame, and on the frame and flotation platform, intake equipment, such as a screen, check valve and/or pump intake and a coupling for a discharge pipe. An embodiment comprises a plurality of substantially symmetrical flotation ballasts, each having a ballast tank forming a chamber with an internal bladder therein, or in lieu of the ballast chamber, at least one exposed bladder coupled to the frame and flotation platform. The method includes the steps of using an apparatus as herein described to ascend and descend intake equipment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicant: Incon-trol Corp.
    Inventors: Mark Hayes Bolan, Kenneth Charles Phelps
  • Publication number: 20120138158
    Abstract: The present teachings relate to microfluidic valves and pumping systems, which may be suitable for controlling and facilitating liquid flow. Electrodes are disposed proximately to volumes containing a liquid. The liquid flow can be facilitated by electrowetting forces. Processes for controlling the flow of liquids, as well as for pumping liquids, are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Inventor: Umberto Ulmanella
  • Publication number: 20120091170
    Abstract: A Two-part, Syringe-based Electrochemical Dispenser. The dispenser consists of a disposable syringe-like fluid storage reservoir and a reusable fluid driver. The driver is located at the proximal end of a conventional syringe; the fluid exit port at the distal end. The driver generates a gas that inflates an elongated bladder situated within the filled syringe. Expansion of the bladder releases liquid at a rate nearly identical to the gas generation rate. The dispenser is held in a vertical position with the distal end pointed downward. Liquid is released drop-wise onto a porous material from which it can evaporate. A battery-driven electrochemical oxygen generator is the gas source. Means to attach the dispenser in its vertical position are provided. Such dispensing devices can be used to release pheromones, repellants, insecticides, fragrances, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: Henri Maget, Mark Johansson
  • Publication number: 20120085428
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fluid composite, a device for producing the fluid composite, and a system for producing an aerated fluid composite therewith, and more specifically a fluid composite made of a fuel and its oxidant for burning as part of different systems such as fuel burners or combustion chambers and the like. The invention also relates to an emulsion, an apparatus for producing an emulsion, a system for producing an emulsion with the apparatus for producing the emulsion, a method for producing a dynamic preparation with the emulsion, and more specifically to a new type of a stable liquid/liquid emulsion in the field of colloidal chemistry, such as a water/fuel or fuel/fuel emulsion for all spheres of industry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventors: David Livshits, Lester Teichner
  • Publication number: 20120080097
    Abstract: An air intake module of a water feeding apparatus is provided, which includes a body and a valve, and the body includes a water inlet channel and a water outlet channel. An air intake hole runs through the body outward from a joint between the water inlet channel and the water outlet channel, and the valve is disposed at the joint. With the change of a cross-sectional area of the joint, a phenomenon of a high flow rate and a low pressure occurs to force the valve plate open, and air is sucked in mixed with the water flow. When a back pressure of the water flow is larger than an atmospheric pressure outside, the valve plate is forced to close the air intake hole, so as to avoid leakage of the water flow and prevent the air intake hole from being clogged by impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Applicant: Globe Union Industrial Corp.
    Inventors: Meng-Feng Cheng, Zcw. Zhang
  • Publication number: 20120080098
    Abstract: A cutting liquid supply device in a machine tool is configured to remove gas mixed in a cutting liquid supply line to improve the response of discharging a mist of cutting liquid. Cutting liquid is supplied from a pump (42) through a rotary joint (28) to a mist generation device (24) within a rotating spindle (29). The pressure of the cutting liquid is measured by a pressure sensor (47). An air vent device (30) for opening and closing, with respect to atmospheric pressure, piping (3) that supplies the cutting liquid is provided above the rotary joint (28). A detection signal is inputted in the control board (70) from the pressure sensor (47), and when the control board (70) detects, after the pump (42) stops the supply of the cutting liquid to the piping (3), that the pressure of the cutting liquid does not decrease to a level lower than a predetermined threshold value, the control board (70) instructs the air vent device (30) to open the piping (4) to the atmosphere.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Tadashi Makiyama, Atsushi Maeda, Shinya Takeda, Takuya Kawamoto, Kunihiro Ikeda, Sadaharu Kittaka
  • Patent number: 8122903
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for an integrated fluid and vapor delivery system design that optimizes vapor delivery. The method and system utilize a purgeable valve assembly which is closely coupled to a vaporizer. The purgeable valve assembly includes a liquid control valve and a purge gas valve which are connected by an outlet to the vaporizer in a manner minimizing the dead volume of the liquid supplied to the vaporizer. The system does not require the liquid precursor to be subjected to vacuum prior to entry into the vaporizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen D. Loeffler, Seth B. Wolf, Charles W. Albrecht
  • Publication number: 20120037242
    Abstract: An apparatus for delivering a beneficial agent is disclosed in one embodiment of the invention as including a water collection chamber. A water-transporting membrane is provided to communicate with the water collection chamber. An extraction chamber receives water through the water-transporting membrane, expanding the extraction chamber. A dispensing chamber, containing a beneficial agent, is configured to contract upon expanding the extraction chamber. This causes the dispensing chamber to expel the beneficial agent through a subterranean delivery channel, such as a rigid hollow spike. In certain embodiments, a rate adjustment mechanism may control the rate that water is received through the water-transporting membrane, thereby controlling the rate the beneficial agent is expelled. The water-transporting membrane has features that repel osmagent from passing through to the water collection chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: February 16, 2012
    Inventors: John Howard Gordon, Ashok V. Joshi, Truman Wold, Sai Bhavaraju
  • Publication number: 20120031435
    Abstract: In closed cooling water systems of the kind where deionized and usually deaerated cooling water comes into contact with copper or copper alloys, the formation of scales, depositions due to general copper corrosion is eliminated by the addition of H2 to the cooling water system. The product formed in anoxic (O2-free) water may be described as CuOyHx, but this product can be reduced and, thus, avoided if a sufficient amount of hydrogen is supplied. The life of the stator coil copper pipe for cooling water in an electric generator can be extended significantly by this invention, which is applicable also to other fields, such as closed cooling water systems for particle accelerators and nuclear fusion reactors (such as ITER), for example. In addition, the maintenance cost for such water cooling systems in contact with copper metal will be reduced drastically.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Inventors: Peter Szakalos, Gunnar Hultqvist, Olle Grinder
  • Publication number: 20120012191
    Abstract: A liquid recovery apparatus is used in an immersion exposure apparatus and is connected to a liquid immersion member, which is disposed at least partly around an optical path of exposure light that passes through an optical member and a liquid between the optical member and an object. The liquid recovery apparatus comprises: a first passageway, which is connected to a discharge part of the liquid immersion member that separately discharges the liquid and a gas from a recovery passageway of the liquid immersion member wherethrough the liquid recovered via a recovery port of the liquid immersion member flows, into which the liquid discharged via a first discharge port of the discharge part flows; a second passageway, into which the gas discharged via a second discharge port of the discharge part flows; and a first detection apparatus, which is disposed in at least part of the second passageway and detects the amount of the gas discharged via the second discharge port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: January 19, 2012
    Inventor: Tadashi HOSHINO
  • Publication number: 20110315233
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus for containing oil and gas leaking from an underwater wellhead or other man-made structure. The apparatus includes a conduit having an upper end and a lower end with an opening. The conduit is sized for the lower end to be positioned over a plume leaking from the man-made structure and the upper end to be substantially near or at the water surface. In addition, a containment tank is located in the upper portion of the interior of the conduit. The apparatus also includes a first tube for pumping liquid located within the containment tank out of the interior of the conduit, thereby creating a pressure differential between a pressure within the interior of the conduit and a pressure outside the conduit to induce an upward flow of fluids within the conduit. The interior pressure of the conduit is lower than the pressure outside the conduit. The apparatus also includes a second tube for releasing gas from the interior of the conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2011
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventor: George Carter
  • Patent number: 8061659
    Abstract: Using at least one pressure sensor in an emptying pipe or a feed pipe between emptying valves at the outlets from tanks and feed valves for feeding nozzles, to detect the pressure waves that result form opening and closing a feed valve, and then following operation of said valve, detecting the damping or disappearance of the pressure waves, indicating that the transition between the liquid propellant component and the pressurization gas is going past said pressure sensor, and thus that the tank is completely empty. This detection of complete emptying is a step in a method of managing propellant that makes it possible to allocate the remaining propellant to a residual lifetime for the satellite in orbit and/or to re-orbiting or de-orbiting the satellite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Astrium SAS
    Inventor: Sophie Martine Jallade