With Housings, Supports Or Stacking Arrangements Patents (Class 137/259)
  • Patent number: 9616740
    Abstract: A hydraulic module designed to be mounted on a hydraulic hybrid vehicle, characterised in that it forms a rigid and compact assembly comprising a body (32) receiving the high- and low-pressure accumulators intended to supply traction motors of the vehicle, comprising a generally parallelepipedal shape, and having attachment means designed to be fixed under a floor at the rear of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: TECHNOBOOST
    Inventors: Nelson Fiorini, Pascal Gateau
  • Patent number: 9605763
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is an opening or closure limiting device suitable for valves. This device is suitable for establishing a maximum degree of opening in the valve, a maximum degree of closure (or minimum opening), or both; this operation is carried out manually without said limitation preventing the valve from being managed by means of an actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignees: Ingevert 2000, S.L., Aeris Soluciones de Control, S.L.
    Inventors: Antonio Mediato Martinez, Francisco Garcia Vacas, Francisco Vertedor Sanchez
  • Patent number: 9422105
    Abstract: A cargo rack for transferring loads between a marine vessel and an offshore marine platform (for example, oil and gas well drilling or production platform) provides a frame having a front, a rear, and upper and lower end portions. The lower end of the frame has a perimeter beam base, a raised floor and a pair of open-ended parallel fork tine tubes or sockets that communicate with the perimeter beam at the front and rear of the frame, preferably being structurally connected (e.g., welded) thereto. Openings in the perimeter beam base align with the forklift tine tubes or sockets. The frame includes a plurality of fixed side walls extending upwardly from the perimeter beam that include at least left and right side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventor: Tom Gurtner
  • Publication number: 20150112506
    Abstract: A fuel management module for use with a CNG fuel system for a vehicle includes a housing configured to be connected to the vehicle and a number of connections, receptacles, and controls associated with the module. A defueling receptacle may be positioned on the front panel of the housing, for defueling a fuel tank of the vehicle. A defueling control valve may be positioned on the front panel of the housing for controlling operation of the defueling receptacle, allowing for selective defueling. One or more high pressure connections may be accessible on the housing and configured for connection to one or more separate fuel tanks in a plug and play configuration. A plurality of filling connections may be accessible on the housing for filling the fuel tank(s). A low pressure fuel output connection may be positioned on the back panel of the housing to provide fuel output from the high pressure connections to the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Shem, LLC
    Inventors: Thesa Hanlin, Shane Leppan
  • Publication number: 20150059863
    Abstract: A reconfigurable and scalable fluid distribution system including a compression unit, a storage unit, and a control unit. The compression unit, storage unit and the control unit are in fluid, electronic and electrical communication with one another and are coupled together in a stacked relationship, each in abutting relation to the next. Additional compression, storage and/or control units may be coupled in abutting relationship to an existing stack of coupled units. A method of assembling a reconfigurable and scalable fluid distribution system. A method of dispensing fluid via a reconfigurable and scalable fluid distribution system. A control unit for use in a reconfigurable and scalable fluid distribution system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Vincenzo BARBATO, Billy J. JACKSON, JR.
  • Patent number: 8950427
    Abstract: A water transport system comprising a first container, a second container, a mechanical connector fixing the first and second containers to each other and/or a towing vehicle, and a control device. The water transport system may be used in a method of water management for recreational vehicles (RV), trailers, or motor homes. The water transport system may be sized and configured to fit in a bed of the towing vehicle used for towing the RV, trailer, or motor home. The second container may be coupled to a macerator pump of the RV, trailer, or motor home to receive wastewater therefrom and the control device may be configured to automatically shut off the macerator pump when the second container is full.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventors: Eugene F. Gallo, Amy-Noelle Gallo
  • Patent number: 8752572
    Abstract: A bundle trailer for containers including (i) a supporting frame on which a plurality of bundles are located; (ii) a plurality of bundles, each bundle comprising: a bundle frame, a plurality of containers containing a chemical, and at least one bundle value for controlling delivery of the chemical in the containers; (iii) at least one trailer valve; and (iv) at least one clamp for fixing the bundle is disclosed. The bundle trailer is capable of delivering high purity hygroscopic, corrosive chemicals, such as elemental fluorine and mixtures thereof, with good flexibility, high safety, and low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Solvay Flour GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Pittroff, Yuk-Hwan Park, Woo-Jin Cho
  • Patent number: 8387817
    Abstract: A container for holding fluids in isolation includes an outer container and two deformable inner containers carried within the internal space of the outer container. The outer container is provided with a view port enabling the user to visually examine the inner containers. The inner containers have respective ports communicating with their interiors. As fluid is withdrawn from the first inner container its volume is reduced so that the second container may receive a like amount of fluid. The second inner container may hold colorants or absorbents. The container may be used with various chemical applications, such as high performance liquid chromatography or fluid injection analysis, wherein supply fluid is withdrawn from the first inner container, used, and returned as waste fluid to the second inner container so that the overall volume of fluids remains relatively constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: SIELC Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Yury Zelechonok
  • Patent number: 8282895
    Abstract: A reagent cabinet for an automated processing apparatus. The reagent cabinet has a housing, and a drawer slidably mounted in the housing. The drawer has a lower deck adapted to receive a fluid reservoir, and an upper deck located above the lower deck and adapted to receive a fluid supply container. A supply connection hose is provided to selectively connect the fluid supply container to the fluid reservoir. A reservoir connection hose is provided to selectively connect to the fluid reservoir and to convey fluid from the fluid reservoir to a downstream location outside the cabinet. A pump is mounted on the drawer. The pump is adapted to convey fluid through either the supply connection hose or the reservoir connection hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Qiagen Gaithersburg, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Matthew Miller, Yancy Kenan Ragin
  • Patent number: 8109286
    Abstract: In a fuel tank for containing a hydrogen storing material and a product generated by dehydrogenation reaction of the hydrogen storing material, comprising, a fuel chamber for containing the hydrogen storing material, a waste chamber for containing the product, and a tank envelope for containing the fuel chamber and the waste chamber, the fuel tank further comprises a partition wall fluidly separating the fuel chamber and the waste chamber from each other and being movable to change a ratio in volume between the fuel chamber and the waste chamber, and each of the fuel chamber and the waste chamber has a valve to be hermetically closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masafumi Nojima, Takao Ishikawa, Hiroshi Kanemoto, Takeyuki Itabashi
  • Patent number: 8104501
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for handling fluids on an oil and gas well drilling platform utilizes detachable peripheral frames to reduce the per square foot load transferred to the platform when reservoirs on the apparatus are filled to (or near) capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Inventor: Daniel W. Ness
  • Patent number: 7730903
    Abstract: An on-board auxiliary split tank system for supplying makeup water and chemical additives to a transit concrete mixing vehicle is disclosed which includes a generally cylindrical water tank designed for generally horizontal deployment having a shaped recess therein and an additive tank configured to nest in said recess of said water tank and which, when nested in said recess, generally completes said cylindrical shape. The water tank and additive tank are formed from a non-metallic material comprising a polymeric component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Lindblom, Keith A. Kruckeberg, Ryan J. Roudebush, Kevin M. Shaber
  • Patent number: 7624753
    Abstract: A container for gas storage tanks in a vehicle is disclosed as part of a fuel storage system. The container is dimensioned to include one or more storage tanks along with a flow control device, such as a pressure regulator or automatic valve. The container does not form a fluid-tight containment around the storage tank and includes one or more ventilation openings to allow a gas within the container to be vented therefrom. There is also one or more drain openings in the container to allow liquid within the container to be drained therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2009
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Uwe Süess, Ludger Hilvert
  • Patent number: 7581557
    Abstract: An on-board auxiliary split tank system for supplying makeup water and chemical additives to a transit concrete mixing vehicle is disclosed which includes a generally cylindrical water tank designed for generally horizontal deployment having a shaped recess therein and an additive tank configured to nest in said recess of said water tank and which, when nested in said recess, generally completes said cylindrical shape. The water tank and additive tank are formed from a non-metallic material comprising a polymeric component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2009
    Assignee: McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas G. Lindblom, Keith A. Kruckeberg, Ryan J. Roudebush, Kevin M. Shaber
  • Publication number: 20090000620
    Abstract: Humidifier apparatus for a respiratory apparatus includes a housing providing a gas flow path, a heater apparatus, and a water supply distribution member configured and arranged to deliver water vapour to the gas flow path. The water distribution member is provided to the housing and in thermal communication with the heater apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: ResMed Limited
    Inventor: Alexander Virr
  • Patent number: 7040340
    Abstract: A grey water tank mounting and control arrangement for the recycling and storage of used water contains three plastic tanks constructed as individual standing units, which can be mechanically connected to one another and to a control unit. The tanks and the control unit contain orienting means so as to permit mutual orientation thereof in such a way that they can be fixed to one another in the correct position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2006
    Assignee: Hansgrolie AG
    Inventors: Thomas Jeltsch, Achim Zwerenz
  • Patent number: 6994104
    Abstract: The methods and apparatus for transporting compressed gas includes a gas storage system having a plurality of pipes connected by a manifold whereby the gas storage system is designed to operate in the range of the optimum compressibility factor for a given composition of gas. The pipe for the gas storage system is preferably large diameter pipe made of a high strength material whereby a low temperature is selected which can be withstood by the material of the pipe. Knowing the compressibility factor of the gas, the temperature, and the diameter of the pipe, the wall thickness of the pipe is calculated for the pressure range of the gas at the selected temperature. The gas storage system may either be modular or be part of the structure of a vehicle for transporting the gas. The gas storage system further includes enclosing the pipes in an enclosure having a nitrogen atmosphere. A displacement fluid may be used to offload the gas from the gas storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Enersea Transport, LLC
    Inventors: William M. Bishop, Charles N. White, David J. Pemberton
  • Patent number: 6915815
    Abstract: A fluids management apparatus is disclosed herein that enables management of multiple volumes of different fluids when drilling and/or producing oil and/or gas with an oil and gas well drilling platform. The apparatus includes a structural, transportable frame that has upper and lower reservoir sections, each with a plurality of tanks for holding fluid. The upper reservoir section is easily lifted and transported, such as by crane. A docking station on the lower reservoir section is receptive of the upper reservoir section. A piping system enables a selected fluid volume contained in a tank of the upper reservoir section to be selectively transmitted to a selected tank of the lower reservoir section. The lower reservoir section has its own piping system that enables a user to withdraw fluid from any selected one of its tanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2005
    Inventor: Daniel W. Ness
  • Patent number: 6883536
    Abstract: The tank for fluid under pressure comprises one or an assembled-together plurality of individual containers or modules made at least in part out of composite material. The or each individual container (20) comprises a cylindrical body (22) of composite material, two end plates (30) closing the axial ends of the cylindrical body, and at least one belt passing around the container substantially in a longitudinal direction and bearing against portions of the outside faces of the end plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2005
    Assignee: SNECMA Propulsion Solide
    Inventors: Antoine Hervio, Philippe Malarge, Jacques Pescheux
  • Publication number: 20040226607
    Abstract: The tank for fluid under pressure comprises one or an assembled-together plurality of individual containers or modules made at least in part out of composite material. The or each individual container (20) comprises a cylindrical body (22) of composite material, two end plates (30) closing the axial ends of the cylindrical body, and at least one belt passing around the container substantially in a longitudinal direction and bearing against portions of the outside faces of the end plates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2003
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventors: Antoine Hervio, Philippe Malarge, Jacques Pescheux
  • Patent number: 6786229
    Abstract: A compressed-gas tank system has at least two gas vessels, the gas vessels having a base part and a removal part and openings which are assigned to the removal parts. The removal parts of the gas vessels are directly connected to a connecting rail, without any pipelines therebetween. The openings are in communication with a gas passage which runs inside the connecting rail, the connecting rail being assigned a shut-off valve which is common to all the gas vessels. The gas vessels are mechanically connected to a supporting rail, the supporting rail and the connecting rail forming a holding frame for the gas vessels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2004
    Assignee: DaimlerChrysler AG
    Inventors: Gerardo Friedlmeier, Bernd Loeper
  • Patent number: 6684899
    Abstract: An apparatus for safely delivering a hazardous fluid substance to a receiving structure includes first and second supply cylinders containing the fluid substance and each supply cylinder having a supply cylinder release port; a high pressure containment vessel having a vessel wall and being sized to receive and safely enclose the first and second supply cylinders; a high pressure first tube extending from each of the first and second supply cylinders, and in fluid communication with the supply cylinder release ports and extending to and being in fluid communication with a vessel port in the vessel wall; and a vessel valve in fluid communication with each of the first tube for controlling delivery of the fluid substance from the first and second supply cylinders and from the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2004
    Inventor: Rudolph Caparros
  • Patent number: 6519950
    Abstract: A device for storing gas includes at least one container (1) for gas, of the high pressure type, that has an outlet conduit with which is associated a branch (5) ensuring a closeable calibrated loss. The gas is in gaseous phase in this container over a range of pressures extending from about 40 to 250 bars and preferably from 50 to 200 bars and over a range of temperatures extending from about 15° K to 210° K and preferably from 20° K to 200° K. The device includes a thermally insulating envelope (2) in which the container (1) is disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2003
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme a Directoire et Conseil de Surveillance pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Pierre Pelloux-Gervais, Patrick Sanglan
  • Patent number: 6488045
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing the water supply manifold assures adequate alignment of the apertures at each water supply location by forming a single through-hole entirely through the header tube at each water supply location for the insertion of a water supply tube through the thus-formed apertures in the header tube. A preferred method includes forming a plurality of through-holes completely through a piece of a cylindrical tube stock at axially-spaced locations along the tube stock, thereby forming a header tube having at least two rows of apertures in which each aperture is aligned with another, circumferentially opposed aperture. A supply tube is inserted through a pair of circumferentially opposed apertures such that opposed ends of each supply tube protrude beyond said header tube. A fitting is mounted over each end of said supply tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2002
    Assignee: Edstrom Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Edstrom, Sr.
  • Patent number: 6418961
    Abstract: A water supply manifold can be manufactured easily and inexpensively while simultaneously providing an improved connection of manifold components to one another. The water supply manifold, or at least each section thereof, includes (1) a header tube that is configured to extend longitudinally along a support surface such as a shelf and (2) fittings that are mounted on the header tube in a spaced-apart relationship relative to one another. In a preferred embodiment in which the water supply manifold is intended for use in an animal water supply system, two opposed fittings may be provided on opposite sides of the header tube at each water supply location so as to permit two rows of cages to be mounted back-to-back on each shelf of a cage and rack system. In this case, a single supply tube may extend completely through the header tube at each water supply location and receive a respective fitting at each of two outlet ends thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2002
    Assignee: Edstrom Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: William E. Edstrom, Sr.
  • Publication number: 20020046773
    Abstract: The methods and apparatus for transporting compressed gas includes a gas storage system having a plurality of pipes connected by a manifold whereby the gas storage system is designed to operate in the range of the optimum compressibility factor for a given composition of gas. The pipe for the gas storage system is preferably large diameter pipe made of a high strength material whereby a low temperature is selected which can be withstood by the material of the pipe. Knowing the compressibility factor of the gas, the temperature, and the diameter of the pipe, the wall thickness of the pipe is calculated for the pressure range of the gas at the selected temperature. The gas storage system may either be modular or be part of the structure of a vehicle for transporting the gas. The gas storage system further includes enclosing the pipes in an enclosure having a nitrogen atmosphere. A displacement fluid may be used to offload the gas from the gas storage system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2001
    Publication date: April 25, 2002
    Inventors: William M. Bishop, Charles N. White, David J. Pemberton
  • Patent number: 6354321
    Abstract: The invention relates to a storage container, especially for cryogenic liquids, with an inside container (1) and an outside container (2), whereby an insulation space (3) is located between inside container (1) and outside container (2). To increase the stability of inside container (1) and/or outside container (2), at least one support (4, 10) is provided, which does not produce any heat-conducting connection between inside container (1) and outside container (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2002
    Assignee: Linde Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Rüdiger Horst, Sillat Diethard
  • Patent number: 6196255
    Abstract: Manifold/distributor assembly for combustible gas supplied from a plurality of liquefied gas cartridges, comprising a frame (1) with upper and lower covers (64, 65) forming a leaktight box (95) and, within the box, a plurality of housings (2), each for housing a liquefied gas cartridge (36, 85) and each one being provided with a valve assembly (71) incorporating an actuation element (13, 91), which valve assembly does not open unless a cartridge is present in the housing and actuates the element; the outlet of each valve assembly being connected to a manifold (15, 16, 17, 18, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79) comprising a multiple-way tap (80) for selective connection of manifold portions to a delivery pipe (22), in case through a pressure regulator (81).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Walter Tosto Serbatoi S.p.A.
    Inventor: Giovanni Poillucci
  • Patent number: 5896883
    Abstract: A portable liquid mud plant for mixing and storing drilling fluids for oil and gas exploration. The liquid mud plant includes a skid mounted mixing tank assembly, a skid mounted pump assembly, a plurality of nestable storage tanks, and a piping assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 27, 1999
    Inventors: Bijan Khalatbari, Charles Arnold Gaertner
  • Patent number: 5873383
    Abstract: Three storage vessels 11-13 are stacked at positioned lower than a rainwater gutter 14. The rainwater gutter and the first storage vessel 11 are connected by a first supply passage 21, the second supply passage 22 connected to a lower face of the first storage vessel at one end thereof is provided with a supply valve 33 at the other end thereof. The third supply passage 23 provided with a nonreturn valve 43 is connected with a lower face of second and third storage vessels 12, 13 at one end thereof, and connected to a second supply passage at the other end thereof respectively. When the rainwaters stored in the first and second storage vessels go up in the water level up to over a predetermined water level, an overflow passage 41 leads the rainwater exceeding over the predetermined water level to the second and third storage vessels respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1997
    Date of Patent: February 23, 1999
    Assignees: Totetu Mfg. Co., Ltd., Sanyokogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiichiro Takai, Mitsuhiko Tsuchiya
  • Patent number: 5615702
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for storing fluid under pressure comprising means for admitting fluid into and monitoring fluid in the system (15, Vr), several containers (2, 3, 4) having at least one inlet orifice (10) and transfer lines for said fluid (5, 6, 7), said lines connecting the inlet and monitoring means to at least one of the inlet orifices 10 of said containers. The inlet and monitoring means Vr are designed to allow simultaneously, during at least part of the filling, fluid to pass freely between said inlet and monitoring means and at least two containers. The containers are short, light, reinforced tubular structures. The device has an auxiliary container 43 that can store hydrocarbon coming from one of the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 1, 1997
    Assignee: Institut Francais du Petrole
    Inventors: Fran.cedilla.ois Dawans, Jean-Fran.cedilla.ois Le Page
  • Patent number: 5606990
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in collecting potable rainwater is disclosed which includes a trough member having a dished surface which is adapted to receive rainwater when operatively disposed. A discharge outlet in the trough member is at or near the lowermost portion of the trough when the trough member is operatively disposed. A delivery tube is connected to the discharge outlet for conveying received rainwater for passage to a reservoir. A mounting frame is provided for mounting the trough member in a rain-receiving location, and a bracket operatively connects the trough member to the mounting frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: March 4, 1997
    Inventor: Kenneth G. Clark
  • Patent number: 4993457
    Abstract: A housing for a high pressure fluid washer, for example, has mounted within it a fluid pump and a first tank. The first tank may be fully installed within the housing simply by pressing the tank upwardly within an entrance port of the housing. Visual observation of the fluid level within the tank is permitted due to a vertically oriented rib of the tank projecting into a recess window of the housing wall, with such rib being suitably translucent to transparent. The tank rib and recess window of the housing may cooperate to orient the tank within the housing. Where a second fluid tank is required, the housing may be placed atop and aligned to the second tank via respective, interfitting couplings mounted to the housing bottom and to the second tank top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 1990
    Date of Patent: February 19, 1991
    Assignee: Shop-Vac Corporation
    Inventor: Robert C. Berfield
  • Patent number: 4520840
    Abstract: Hydropneumatic energy reservoir for accumulating the braking energy recovered on a vehicle by means of a hydrostatic energy recovery-restoration device, combined or not with the vehicle transmission and working between a high-pressure accumulator and a low-pressure accumulator, characterized in that it comprises several oblong cylindrical hydropneumatic accumulators (1) connected hydraulically in parallel and placed side by side inside a single casing (6) of small height, the space included between the said casing (6) and the said accumulators (1) forming the low-pressure accumulator (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1983
    Date of Patent: June 4, 1985
    Assignee: Renault Vehicules Industriels
    Inventor: Robert Michel
  • Patent number: 4460010
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a portable gas supply station comprising two or more gas bottles or cylinders for welding and other applications.The gas cylinders are mounted via their necks in a block. A movable handle makes it possible to open and close the gas lines simultaneously. In its carrying position, the handle ensures closure which allows complete safety.The gas supply station is particularly suitable for welding, soldering, flame cutting and other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 1982
    Date of Patent: July 17, 1984
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour l'Etude et l'Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Zivko Paravigna, Jack Boursaud, Christian Tassart
  • Patent number: 4374478
    Abstract: The invention relates to tanks for the storage of liquid and has particular application to the land storage of liquefied gas at low temperature at or above atmospheric pressure. Thus, the invention provides a storage tank of the kind in which the walls are formed by a multiplicity of connected, parallel, part-cylindrical lobes presenting outwardly convex arcuate surfaces, which is characterized in that the side and end walls thereof are provided by a single tier of connected lobes, in that said lobes extend in one common direction over the tank, in that the end walls of the tank comprise part-spherical knuckles closing off the ends of the part-cylindrical lobes, and in that a separating plate is provided at each lobe connection to strengthen the tank against internal pressure and to divide it into separate storage compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1980
    Date of Patent: February 22, 1983
    Assignee: Ocean Phoenix Holdings NV
    Inventors: Herbert C. Secord, deceased, by Fanny E. P. Secord, executor
  • Patent number: 4091836
    Abstract: A system comprising a plurality of reactors each of which is connected by a plurality of pipelines to each of a plurality of manifolds, each pipeline having a central pipelength curved in a circular arc of about 270.degree. and connected at its ends to two substantially straight pipelengths which are arranged at a right angle with respect to each other, said reactors being arranged in at least one row, with said manifolds situated parallel to this row and above the reactors, in such a way that the distance between two successive manifolds is larger than the largest diametrical dimension of a curved central pipelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1976
    Date of Patent: May 30, 1978
    Assignee: Ultra Centrifuge Nederland N.V.
    Inventor: Cornelis Petrus Maria Clazing
  • Patent number: 4062356
    Abstract: The disclosure of this specification illustrates and teaches the use of a self contained breathing apparatus for attachment to a user's back and incorporates a plurality of tanks having a manifold between them that is common to all with a single filling block leading thereto, and a reserve system mounted at one end thereof. The reserve system comprises a poppet valve which signals a loss in pressure by closing, after which it can then be actuated to open it for supplying the remaining portion of the reserve breathing gas through the manifold.The system also has a first and second stage regulator to provide regulated breathing gas to a user. The first stage regulator incorporates a dynamically balanced piston which is supported by an O-ring that is deformed through its cross section to provide movement to the valving piston.The entire system is encapsulated within a package or casing which can be opened along a parting line thereof and which is secured by over-center latches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1974
    Date of Patent: December 13, 1977
    Assignee: U.S. Divers Co.
    Inventor: Daniel B. Merrifield