Fluid Separating Traps Or Vents Patents (Class 137/171)
  • Patent number: 9103269
    Abstract: A cold charge duct, a system and method are provided for removing and controlling the reintroduction of a condensate in diesel or gasoline engine intake air. The duct may include an exterior wall which may define a passage configured to pass air from a turbocharger to an engine. The exterior wall may have one or more openings, and a separator formed to be substantially flush with an inner surface of the external wall. In this way, it is possible to utilize an edge-based separator to generate a sudden decrease in the flow rate thereby causing a water condensate to drop into the openings for later reintroduction into the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher B. Bishop, Shuya Shark Yamada
  • Patent number: 9032987
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wet gas compression system comprising a compact flow conditioner (21), intended to be placed below sea level in close vicinity to a well head or on a dry installation, said flow conditioner (21) being intended to receive a multi-phase flow through a supply pipe (11) from a sub sea well for further transport of such hydrocarbons to a multi-phase receiving plant, and where preferably avoid sand accumulation or remove as much sand as possible from the multi-phase flow, the gas (G) and the liquid (L) being separated in the flow conditioner (21) whereupon the separated gas (G) and liquid (L) are re-assembled and enters a multi-phase meter (46) prior to boosting by means of a compressor (22). In the combined multi-phase pump and compressor unit (22), as an integrated unit, comprises a combined multi-phase pump and compressor unit (22) functioning on the centrifugal principle, used for trans-porting liquid and gas from a flow conditioner (21) to a remote multi-phase receiving plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: STATOIL PETROLEUM AS
    Inventors: Tor Bjørge, Lars Brenne, Harald Underbakke, Bjorn-André Egerdahl, Rune Mode Ramberg, William Bakke
  • Publication number: 20150034173
    Abstract: A hydraulic system primary fluid reservoir in fluid communication with an auxiliary reservoir having a cartridge and an elastic fluid impervious chamber and apparatus for sealing the elastic fluid impervious chamber with the interior thereof in fluid communication with the inside air of an associated primary fluid reservoir. Said cartridge contains an oxygen absorber that removes oxygen molecules from the reservoir air. The cartridge includes a desiccant to dry the reservoir air. A metallic heat conduction rod is partially exposed to internal air and partly exposed to ambient air. The conduction rod is in close proximity to the oxygen absorber and desiccant in the cartridge. A cool portion on the conduction rod attracts hot humid internal air causing condensation of water near the surface of the conduction rod.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: John J. Paoluccio, John A. Paoluccio
  • Publication number: 20150013779
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a valve providing air ventilation in and out of ballast tanks in ships, and especially to an air vent head providing free flow of air in and out of ballast tanks while at the same time prevents seawater to enter uncontrollably into the ballast tanks via the air inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: John Gjerde AS
    Inventors: Maron Gunnar Sandvik, Roger Gjerde
  • Patent number: 8813781
    Abstract: A drop separator for the bleeding line of a fuel container, comprising a drop separator housing that is connected to a space surrounded by the filler tube of the fuel container, preferably directly to the refueling channel of the filler tube, and at least two bleeding line connections, wherein the housing is divided by at least one partition into at least two separate gas paths, wherein a first gas path is designed as a gas inlet channel and a second gas path as a gas outlet channel. The gas inlet channel is closed on the end face by a lid and communicates via a passage of a surrounding wall of the drop separator housing with the filler tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Waldemar Nickel, Manfred Prueser
  • Patent number: 8812201
    Abstract: A hydraulic control system for an automatic transmission. The hydraulic control system is applied to an automatic transmission adapted to vary a torque capacity of a transmission member by an actuator. The hydraulic control system includes: a discharging device configured to discharge compressible gas entrained in the hydraulic fluid in the actuator; an interrupting device that interrupts power transmission; and a controller configured to determine an entrainment of the compressible gas in the hydraulic fluid, disconnect the power transmission via the interrupting device in a case that an entrained compressible gas is determined, and cause the entrained compressible gas to be removed from the hydraulic fluid by rotating the actuator while interrupting the power transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Kenta Kimura, Yuji Hattori, Tomokazu Inagawa, Takafumi Inagaki
  • Patent number: 8739808
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for removing condensate and unwanted gas from vapor/liquid systems while preventing steam loss are provided. The steam trap apparatus replaces the automatic valve type steam trap with an efficient, controllable, and programmable steam trap. In addition, the improved steam trap apparatus allows for real-time data collection during sterilization and other operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yehoshua Aloni, Oren Fahimipoor
  • Patent number: 8739822
    Abstract: An oil tank has return oil from a hydraulic circuit diffused onto a surface of oil stored in a tank body, and thereby the return oil is prevented from going deep in the oil, so that a hydraulic pump is prevented from sucking oil containing air bubbles. The oil tank includes: an intake port provided in the vicinity of a bottom of the tank body and connected to the hydraulic pump of a hydraulic circuit; and an return oil inlet connected to a return pipe of the hydraulic circuit through which the return oil enters the tank body. In the tank body, a container adapted to hold the return oil is provided. The container is configured so that the return oil inlet opens in the vicinity of the bottom of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: U-Tec Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yukio Uenishi
  • Publication number: 20140048228
    Abstract: The invention relates to a condenser, having a process gas side and a heat transfer medium side said condenser being configured for feeding a hot process gas containing a condensable component to an inlet of the condensing side, and being further configured for withdrawing a cooled process gas from an outlet of the condensing side, and being even further configured for with-drawing a condensate in a position proximate to one end of the condenser, and said condenser having the process gas side divided in a process gas cooling zone configured for having a cool heat transfer medium inlet and a heated heat transfer medium outlet, and a process gas re-heating zone downstream the process gas cooling section, configured for re-heating of the process gas, as well as a processes for condensation and production of sulphuric acid employing such a condenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Anders Helbo Hansen, Anders Juul Rasmussen, Mads Lykke
  • Patent number: 8651126
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for removing condensate and unwanted gas from vapor/liquid systems while preventing steam loss are provided. The steam trap apparatus replaces the automatic valve type, non-sanitary steam trap with an efficient, controllable, and sanitary steam trap. In addition, the improved steam trap apparatus allows for real-time data collection and eliminates the need for additional piping and actuated valves for sterilization and cleaning purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Yehoshua Aloni
  • Publication number: 20130263934
    Abstract: An aircraft fuel tank vent (100, 200, 300) having a first interface (102, 202, 302) for fluid communication with an aircraft fuel tank interior, and a second interface (104, 204, 304) for fluid communication with an aircraft fuel tank exterior, the vent comprising: a first flow path (118, 218, 326) between the first interface and the second interface, the fuel tank vent having a baffle (126, 226, 317) positioned in the first flow path, and, a second flow path (124, 224, 326) between the first interface and the second interface, the fuel tank vent having a overpressure device (120, 220, 322) positioned in the second flow path, wherein the first and second flow paths are common along at least a part of their length such that they are coincident at the second interface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Job Telford Kingdom HUTCHINGS, Benjamin RICHARDSON, Ted DINH, Michael Kevin NOLTE, Stuart Robert FOX
  • Patent number: 8550106
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pressure-relief valve of a housing for an electrical/electronic unit, particularly for a housing of a control unit of a motor vehicle, comprising a pressure equalization element, which comprises a membrane. It is provided that at least one hydrophobic layer (22) is located on the membrane (21). The invention further relates to a housing (1) for an electrical/electronic unit (2), particularly of a control unit (4) of a motor vehicle, comprising such a pressure-relief valve (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Hebach, Norman Krings
  • Patent number: 8262760
    Abstract: A device and process for separating liquid and gas phases in a flowstream containing a liquefied gas or supercritical fluid under pressure mixed with a liquid. A splitter vessel separates the liquid from gas phases and transfers liquid to a collection container while conducting the gas phase out of the splitter. Separation of liquid phase out of the flowstream is provided without additional pressure schemes or solvent extractions imposed on the stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Waters Technologies Corp.
    Inventors: Kimber D. Fogelman, Vincent Worley, Peter Sullivan
  • Patent number: 8230613
    Abstract: A clothes treating apparatus is disclosed. The clothes treating apparatus includes a cabinet in which an accommodating space for receiving clothes is defined, a steam generator for generating steam to be supplied into the accommodating space, and a supply unit for supplying the steam, generated in the steam generator, into the receiving space and collecting water condensed from the steam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jung Wook Moon, Dae Yun Park, Sog Kie Hong, Jong Seok Kim, Seung Gyu Ryu, Hye Yong Park, Chang Gyu Choi, Dong Won Kim
  • Publication number: 20120048385
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, and system for supplementing an aerobic-treated supply of water in an aerobic sewer pump tank using water from a separate source, the apparatus including an electronic controller device to control the occurrence of injection of water from a separate source at a first predetermined time and for a predetermined length of time. A valve member is in electrical controlling communication with the electronic controller device. An inlet connection member is disposed on one end of the control valve. A conduit member has one end disposed on the other opening end of the control valve. The conduit member further includes a flow redirection member. The flow redirection member injects the separate source water into the receiving orifice of a normally closed trap sealer. The trap sealer deposits the separate source water into the pump tank. A housing member positions the conduit member and the trap sealer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: Dennis Dillard
  • Patent number: 8069873
    Abstract: A bypass assembly is provided for preventing unwanted liquids from collecting within fuel gas risers, exiting such risers and contaminating fuel gas systems. A conduit extends from a riser vessel to a natural gas flow line. An insert extends from the bypass line into the natural gas flow line. As production flows through the flow line and insert, a suction force is created that draws liquids from the riser into the conduit and, ultimately, back into the flow line system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Inventor: Dwayne J. Belaire
  • Publication number: 20110284099
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a valve assembly for a fuel tank includes forming a valve housing with a recess that is sized to retain a component inserted into the recess. The component is detectable by a sensor located outside of the fuel tank when the valve assembly is mounted in the fuel tank. A valve assembly includes a valve housing having a recess. The component is retained in the recess by the valve housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Publication date: November 24, 2011
    Applicant: Eaton Corporation
    Inventor: Vaughn K. Mills
  • Publication number: 20110240139
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a natural gas compression system, comprising a gas inlet component for the entrance of natural gas into the system, a booster component for increasing the pressure of the natural gas, a drying component for drying the natural gas, a compressor component including a reciprocating compressor for further increasing the pressure of the natural gas, a valve control panel and storage component, and a dispensing component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2011
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventors: Denis Ding, Mitchell Pratt
  • Patent number: 8002866
    Abstract: In a steam-water separator, a swirl vane (52) is provided inside a riser (51), an annular downcomer space (54) is formed by providing a downcomer barrel (53) outside the riser (51), a deck plate (55) is arranged above the riser (51) and the downcomer barrel (53) with a predetermined space therefrom, an orifice (56) and vents (57) are formed, and aperture ratios of plural slits (58a, 58b, 58c, and 58d) formed on the riser (51) are set at from 30% to 70%. Accordingly, the steam and the water is appropriately separated, and the separated steam is reliably discharged upward from the orifice while the separated water is allowed to reliably flow down through the downcomer space, thereby enhancing steam-water separating efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kondo, Tadahiko Suzuta, Toshiyuki Mizutani, Yasuhiko Hirao
  • Patent number: 7993426
    Abstract: In a moisture separator, a manifold that communicates with a steam inlet is disposed in a shell. A plurality of blowout outlets for steam is provided on a side of the manifold. A first support plate and a lower support frame are fixed to a lower part in the shell to compart a steam drift space and a drain path. A moisture separating element is provided corresponding to the manifold, and steam from which moisture is removed by the moisture separating element is heated by a group of heating tubes to flow as high-temperature reheat steam to the steam outlet. The moisture is led from the drain opening through the drain path to the drain outlet. A blocking plate blocks a part of the drain opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Issaku Fujita, Nobuki Uda, Jiro Kasahara
  • Patent number: 7964029
    Abstract: A device and process for separating liquid and gas phases in a flowstream containing a liquefied gas or supercritical fluid under pressure mixed with a liquid. A splitter vessel separates the liquid from gas phases and transfers liquid to a collection container while conducting the gas phase out of the splitter. Separation of liquid phase out of the flowstream is provided without additional pressure schemes or solvent extractions imposed on the stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Thar Instrument, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimber D. Fogelman, Vincent Worley, Peter Sullivan
  • Patent number: 7938213
    Abstract: A vehicle drain hole structure includes an enclosure (e.g., an air intake tube, an intake enclosure, a resonator, a cleaner, etc.) defined by at least one wall. The at least one wall has an inner surface and an outer surface. A drain hole is defined in the at least one wall for providing drainage from the enclosure. The drain hole extends from a first end defined in the inner surface to a second end defined in the outer surface. The first end of the drain hole at the inner surface has a larger cross-sectional area than the second end of the drain hole at the exterior surface to reduce the likelihood of a liquid film forming across the drain hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Raymond Khouw
  • Patent number: 7930899
    Abstract: An accumulator is provided which is installed between a compressor and an evaporator of a refrigeration cycle system. The accumulator includes an inlet pipe through which refrigerant is introduced from the evaporator, an outlet pipe through which the evaporated refrigerant is delivered to the compressor, and a chamber which is connected to the inlet and outlet pipes and formed with a floor surface at a lower level than connecting portions of the chamber connected to the inlet and outlet pipes. Further, the inlet and outlet pipes are horizontally connected to the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Kim Lyun-Su
  • Publication number: 20110030810
    Abstract: Apparatus, methods, and systems are provided for venting gases and removing sediment from a liquid comprising a body containing a flow through passageway running from a top end of the body to a bottom end of the body, adapted to sealably attach to an opening of a liquid container at a top end; a substantially annular secondary valve positioned within the flow through passageway adapted to selectively seal flow around the outside of the secondary valve; a primary valve contained within the secondary valve configured to selectively seal flow through a tubular shaft formed down an axis of the primary valve; an air breather valve attached to the body adapted to selectively seal an air vent formed in the body, wherein the air breather valve is attached to the body such that liquid leakage from the air vent is minimized; and a reservoir adapted to sealably engage to the bottom end of the body; wherein the reservoir is configured to cause the primary valve to unseal flow through the tubular shaft when the reservoir
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Brett Shellcot, Patrick William Alkemade
  • Publication number: 20110011464
    Abstract: A relief vent including a vent body having an opening configured to be in communication with the internal volume of a tank. The relief vent further includes a movable portion that is movable relative to the vent body. The movable portion or the vent body includes a base and a sealing member coupled thereto. At least part of the sealing member is elastically deformed to press at least a portion the sealing member against the base. The portion of the sealing member pressed against the base is positioned to sealingly engage the other one of the movable portion or the vent body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Applicant: DELAWARE CAPITAL FORMATION, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew R. Lauber, James E. Kesterman
  • Publication number: 20100132804
    Abstract: There is provided a pressure-equalizing housing device, including a rigid housing having a coupling end and configured to contain at least one instrument. The coupling end of the housing is adapted to be sealable to a radiation transmittable surface. An opening made in a wall of the housing enables fluid to pass therethrough, and the housing and surface delimit an interior space communicating with the exterior of the housing via the opening. There is also provided a pressure-influenced member forming an expandable and retractable volume body, a portion of which member is located adjacent to, or the interior of which member communicates with, the opening, for equalizing the pressure inside and outside the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Publication date: June 3, 2010
    Inventor: Yefim Kereth
  • Patent number: 7661405
    Abstract: Provided is a throttle valve device for an internal combustion engine which is favorably protected from icing, and enables a favorable control of the intake flow rate by avoiding an abrupt increase in the flow rate particularly in a small opening angle range. An upstream recess (21) and a downstream recess (22) are formed in a lower part of the throttle bore (11) of the throttle valve device. Moisture that may deposit on the inner wall of the throttle bore is allowed to be drained to the recesses. A cross sectional area of one of the recesses over which the lower edge of the throttle valve member sweeps as the throttle valve member (30) opens from the fully closed position is smaller than that of the other recess so that an abrupt change in the intake flow rate can be avoided in a small opening angle region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2010
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Matsuura, Tetsuji Furukawa, Masanobu Tsurumi
  • Publication number: 20090260694
    Abstract: A bypass assembly is provided for preventing unwanted liquids from collecting within fuel gas risers, exiting such risers and contaminating fuel gas systems. A conduit extends from a riser vessel to a natural gas flow line. An insert extends from the bypass line into the natural gas flow line. As production flows through the flow line and insert, a suction force is created that draws liquids from the riser into the conduit and, ultimately, back into the flow line system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventor: Dwayne J. Belaire
  • Patent number: 7578967
    Abstract: Apparatus and systems serve to collapse steam in effluent released from steam sterilizers and sterilizer systems. These systems include tanks or containers configured for receiving and holding fluids, for example, water, and include a fluid outlet and a port that receives the released effluent. A conduit extending into the tank from the effluent receiving port provides a path for the steam to the fluid in the tank, to collapse the steam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Continental Equipment Company, Inc.
    Inventor: James E. Bell, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20090205319
    Abstract: A system for storing an ammonia precursor, comprising a tank, a filler pipe equipped With an obturator and a ventilation line establishing a direct connection between the filler pipe and a gas discharge duct and also a device designed to specifically open this connection once the obturator starts to be opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2007
    Publication date: August 20, 2009
    Applicant: INERGY AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS RESEARCH
    Inventors: Francois Dougnier, Joel Op De Beeck, Vincent Potier, Jules-Joseph Van Schaftingen
  • Publication number: 20090199907
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for removing condensate and unwanted gas from vapor/liquid systems while preventing steam loss are provided. The steam trap apparatus replaces the automatic valve type, non-sanitary steam trap with an efficient, controllable, and sanitary steam trap. In addition, the improved steam trap apparatus allows for real-time data collection and eliminates the need for additional piping and actuated valves for sterilization and cleaning purposes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2008
    Publication date: August 13, 2009
    Inventor: Yehoshua Aloni
  • Publication number: 20080264495
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and system for controlling the formation of liquid or gas slugs along a pipeline. In embodiments, an injection unit injects a liquid surface tension reducing agent, such as a foamant, into the pipeline upstream of the high point. A control unit can be used to control the injection unit. In certain arrangements, the control unit adjusts the injection of the agent based on measured parameters of interest. In embodiments where the control unit utilizes temperature measurements, one or more temperature sensors are positioned along the pipeline. The control unit utilizes the temperature measurements to determine whether a predetermined condition exists or a liquid or gas slug is present.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2008
    Publication date: October 30, 2008
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Sunder Ramachandran, Christopher T. Gallagher, Michael D. Loudermilk, Jiang Yang
  • Patent number: 7383852
    Abstract: A water trap suitable for use in a mechanical ventilation circuit comprising a cap with an inlet and an outlet, a fluid collection vessel engageable with the cap, and a rotatable closure with at least one aperture interposed between the cap and the vessel. The vessel is operably linked to the closure such that engagement or disengagement of the vessel from the cap causes the closure to be rotated. The cap is formed with an internal partition extending into abutment with the closure to define a chamber via which the inlet and outlet are in fluid communication and the closure forming a base of the chamber. When the vessel is engaged with the cap, the closure has a first orientation in which the at least one aperture is located within the periphery of the skirt in the base of the chamber and the vessel is in communication with the chamber via the at least one aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Assignee: Intersurgical AG
    Inventors: Alan Pittaway, Surinderjit Kumar Jassell, Simon Robert Payne
  • Patent number: 7344579
    Abstract: A pipe trap comprising a body, a disc filter, a pipe and a plurality of mesh filter suitable for filtering gases is provided. The pipe trap body has a gas inlet and a gas outlet. The disc filter and the mesh filters are enclosed inside the pipe trap body. One end of the pipe connects with the disc filter and the other end of the pipe connects with the gas outlet. The mesh filters are enclosed inside the pipe. Using a multi-stage filtering method, liquid matter separates out first and then gaseous particles are filtered according to the particle size so that the pipe trap has a high filtering efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Powerchip Semiconductor Corp.
    Inventors: Ping-Yang Chen, Chih-Peng Liao, Chin-Chi Chen, Shu-Ming Kuo, Yi-Chang Yang, Jui-Yuan Lin
  • Publication number: 20080047611
    Abstract: A pumping apparatus (1) adapted for delivering fluid against pressure. The pumping apparatus has a plurality of metering devices (3,5) adapted for metering a plurality of different fluids, and has a booster device (7) adapted for increasing the pressure of the fluids metered by the plurality of metering devices (3,5) to said high pressure, and has a damping device (9) adapted for compensating fluctuations of the fluids metered by the plurality of metering devices (3,5). Each device (3,5,7,9) has an inlet (41) and an outlet (43). The outlets of the metering devices are coupled to the inlet (41) of the booster device (7), and the outlet of the booster device (7) is coupled to the inlet of the damping device (9).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2007
    Publication date: February 28, 2008
    Inventor: Peter Stemer
  • Patent number: 7169616
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for delivering repetitive, precision, low volume liquid dispensing from a dispensing orifice of a non-contact liquid dispensing apparatus. An elongated communication passageway of the dispensing apparatus is defined by interior walls having one end in fluid communication with a system fluid reservoir and an opposite end terminating at the dispensing orifice. A system fluid is placed in the communication passageway extending substantially continuously from the system fluid reservoir to the dispensing orifice. A relatively small volume of gaseous fluid is aspirated through the dispensing orifice, and into the communication passageway in a manner such that the gaseous fluid extends substantially continuously across the transverse cross-sectional dimension of the communication passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Innovadyne Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Johnson, Neil R. Picha, Craig M. Storms, David A. Martin
  • Patent number: 7104272
    Abstract: A system for supplying fluid to a battery, a vacuum source, a vehicle, a combination, a method for supplying fluid to a battery and a method of charging a battery. The fluid supply system supplies fluid to a battery in a vehicle, the vehicle including a frame supporting the battery, the battery including a battery cell, fluid being transmittable to the battery cell. The system is defined as including a hydraulic circuit connecting the battery to a tank. The hydraulic circuit is defined as including an inlet conduit connectable to tank, an outlet conduit connectable to the battery cell, and a vacuum source connectable to the battery cell and to the tank. The vacuum source is defined as including a pump having a pump inlet conduit connectable to the tank, and a pump outlet, and a venturi having a first inlet connectable to the pump outlet, a second inlet connectable to the battery cell, and a venturi outlet is connectable to the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2006
    Assignee: Club Car, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael A. Vassily, R. Linwood Woodard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6913040
    Abstract: A hydraulic fluid reservoir apparatus for an automotive power steering system comprises a filter chamber, and a filter parallel to a vertical axis and dividing the filter chamber into an upstream region and a downstream region. The reservoir apparatus also includes a stagnant fluid well apart from the filter chamber, and a de-aeration zone overlying the filter chamber. A vent is provided between the upstream region and the de-aeration zone. Fluid recycled to the reservoir apparatus contains entrained gas. The filter separates the gas from the fluid within the upstream region, whereupon the gas is vented to the de-aeration zone and separates from the fluid circulated to the stagnant fluid well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Crossman, Neil Lauer, Stuart Dale Barter
  • Publication number: 20040182945
    Abstract: An expansion tank which is intended to be connected to a pipe system which is filled or is to be filled with a liquid, comprises a closed tank with at least one connection opening for a liquid pipe. The tank is provided with a main valve inside the tank having a valve seat and a closure member and being designed to close off the connection opening at a defined difference between the pressure in the interior of the tank and the pressure in the connection opening and/or at a defined liquid level in the tank. The tank is further provided with an additional valve for closing off a channel or passage extending through the closure member of the main valve from the interior of the tank to the connection opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2004
    Publication date: September 23, 2004
    Inventors: Dimitri Wasil Kemper, Jan Postma, Jan Henk Cnossen
  • Patent number: 6694999
    Abstract: Well gas collection systems and methods for improved efficiency, structural integrity, and convenient application provide a multiple well header system, a header element with upper and lower ends and a plurality of inlets in fluidic communication with the interior chamber through a sidewall and a gas outlet positioned through the header element in fluidic communication with the interior chamber wherein each inlet pipe comprises a merged fluidic flow path in fluidic communication with the interior chamber arranged to provide optimal collection of produced gas from wells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Hettinger Welding, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark D. Hettinger
  • Publication number: 20030106585
    Abstract: Well gas collection systems and methods for improved efficiency, structural integrity, and convenient application provide a multiple well header system, a header element with upper and lower ends and a plurality of inlets in fluidic communication with the interior chamber through a sidewall and a gas outlet positioned through the header element in fluidic communication with the interior chamber wherein each inlet pipe comprises a merged fluidic flow path in fluidic communication with the interior chamber arranged to provide optimal
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2001
    Publication date: June 12, 2003
    Applicant: Hettinger Welding, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark D. Hettinger
  • Publication number: 20020185176
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pressure vessel comprising a pressurized chamber; an overflow chute having an inlet open to an upper level of the chamber, a chute passage extending from the upper level to a lower level, and a chute discharge; wherein the chute passage has a bend to defect a flow in the chute passage before the flow exits the discharge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2002
    Publication date: December 12, 2002
    Inventors: Aaron T. Leavitt, David J. Lebel, Patrick J. Pepin, Helena C. Aguiar, C. Bertil Stromberg, Michael Rutter, Patrick J. Sullivan, Keith W. Flint, James F. Archambault, Leslie A. Rathbun
  • Patent number: 6397877
    Abstract: A blowdown manifold for a nuclear power plant includes a main conduit section, at least one coolant exhaust conduit, and at least one fluidic device. The main conduit section is connected to a pressure relief system in the nuclear power plant. The coolant exhaust conduit has a first end coupled to the main conduit section and a second end extending into a receptacle. The fluidic device is in fluid communication with the main conduit and exhibits a lower flow resistance to air than to water and steam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2002
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventors: Clifford B. Martin, Daniel A. Peck
  • Patent number: 6394123
    Abstract: A reservoir for a liquid circuit has a partition dividing it into an upper chamber and a bottom chamber from which liquid is drawn via an outlet conduit. An inlet conduit for returning liquid to the reservoir opens into a deaerator which is mounted on the partition so that the liquid is returned into the bottom chamber and the separated gas is discharged through a degassing orifice which opens into the upper chamber. The deaerator is provided with a valve which closes the degassing orifice when the reservoir is inverted or subjected or negative gravity, thus ensuring the continuing supply of liquid to the circuit under all operating conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2002
    Assignee: Techspace Aero
    Inventors: Philippe René Oswald Menu, Alain Pascal Jacques Hemmer, Albert René Maurice Joseph Cornet
  • Patent number: 6227222
    Abstract: A gas compressor system draws and compresses gas from a well, wherein the gas has entrained liquid and vapor. The apparatus has a scrubber vessel for receiving the gas and separating at least a portion of the liquid. A storage vessel integral with the scrubber stores seal liquid. The seal liquid is injected into the gas before a single stage liquid ring pump which uses the seal liquid to compress the gas. The compressed gas along with entrained seal liquid is routed to a separator vessel having a coalescing filter. The entrained seal liquid is separated from the gas and routed back to the storage vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2000
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2001
    Assignee: Fluid Compressor Corp.
    Inventor: Gary Jennings
  • Patent number: 6164311
    Abstract: A pressure regulator for a drinking system for birds or other animals that includes a housing and first and second engaging members for engaging the elongated supports for the fluid supply conduit of the drinking system. The first engaging member includes a pair of ends, each end including a plurality of flexible fingers extending generally parallel to the fluid supply conduit. The second engaging members are adapted to engage the flanges of the elongated supports. The pressure regulator includes a valve element and the housing desirably defines a valve bore for receiving the valve element. The valve element desirably includes a circular seal having a peripheral edge that extends radially inwardly and that includes a lip for sealing the valve bore when the valve element is in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2000
    Assignee: CTB, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy W. Momont, Philip Wilfong
  • Patent number: 6119711
    Abstract: A multiple well header system includes an upright header, a plurality of inlet pipes and an outlet pipe. The header has a substantially vertical orientation relative to the ground. The inlet pipes are for interconnection with separate gas wells to allow for passage of methane coal gas and water vapor entrained with the gas therethrough. Each inlet pipe is mounted to a continuous sidewall of the header through an inlet opening of the header. Each inlet pipe is in communication with an interior chamber of the header. The water vapor enters the interior chamber of the header through the inlet pipes and separates from the gas and falls to and condenses above and within a water collection area of the header. The gas enters the interior chamber of the header through the inlet pipes and rises to an upper end of the header. The inlet pipes are arranged in series vertically and in a plurality of horizontal pairs on the header. The outlet pipe is for interconnection with an external location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Inventor: Greg A. Dougherty
  • Patent number: 6065486
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispersing the relative flows of a separated two phase flow using a nozzle positioned immediately downstream from a bend in a pipe. The inlet of the nozzle is adjacent an external wall of the pipe and the outlet of the nozzle is substantially on a longitudinal axis of the pipe. The dense phase is collected and transported through the nozzle back into the center of the pipe for uniform mixing and dispersion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1996
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2000
    Assignee: McDermott Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard C. Vetterick, George B. Watson
  • Patent number: 5931349
    Abstract: A viscous fluid discharging apparatus is provided for removing air bubbles introduced during the passing of the viscous fluid before being supplied to the substrate. A viscous fluid discharging apparatus according to the present invention includes a viscous fluid storing container, a viscous fluid supplying pump, a viscous fluid filter, and a viscous fluid discharging mechanism provided with a final air bubble filtering means. The fluid material discharging mechanism includes a connecting portion formed on an end of a temperature adjusting mechanism connected to an outlet of the fluid material supplying pump, and a discharging gun. The discharging gun has a sealed joining portion for being sealed and joined to the connecting portion, an air bubble capturing portion for capturing air bubbles from within the viscous fluid, and a viscous fluid path for moving the viscous fluid to an outlet in a sealed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 3, 1999
    Assignee: LG Semicon, Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung-Seok Yoo
  • Patent number: RE38434
    Abstract: A gas compressor system draws and compresses gas from a well, wherein the gas has entrained liquid and vapor. The apparatus has a scrubber vessel for receiving the gas and separating at least a portion of the liquid. A storage vessel integral with the scrubber stores seal liquid. The seal liquid is injected into the gas before a single stage liquid ring pump which uses the seal liquid to compress the gas. The compressed gas along with entrained seal liquid is routed to a separator vessel having a coalescing filter. The entrained seal liquid is separated from the gas and routed back to the storage vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2004
    Assignee: Fluid Compressor Corp.
    Inventor: Gary Jennings