With Repair, Tapping, Assembly, Or Disassembly Means Patents (Class 137/315.01)
  • Patent number: 9646815
    Abstract: Integrated nanospray ionization package, comprising a nanospray emitter, a push button carriage with button element projecting through a bore in said package, an integral high voltage contact pin, a bore in said package for reversible protrusion of the nanospray emitter, a push-and-retract spring mechanism in which the range of forward motion of the emitter is not dependent on range of travel of the said button, and then upon actuation of said button element and spring element for retraction of said nanospray emitter, said nanospray emitter is pushed forward to establish electrical contact, and upon release of said button retracts and breaks the electrical contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: NEW OBJECTIVE, INC.
    Inventors: Gary Valaskovic, Ben Ngo, John P. Devlin, Kurt M. Maw, Ian Schon
  • Patent number: 9631734
    Abstract: A fluid control device manifold includes a first body, a second body, and a connection part configured to interpose a seal member between the first and second bodies and allow a connecting tool to engage with engagement surfaces of the bodies. When a load is applied to the engagement surfaces to draw the first and second bodies close to each other, the seal member is press-fitted into the bodies. This press-fitted state is held by a clamp. One or both of the first and second bodies are internally provided with a plurality of the engagement surfaces extending in a nearly perpendicular direction to a drawing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: CKD CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideyuki Takeda, Midori Nishigaki, Hiroki Iwata
  • Patent number: 9044559
    Abstract: An apparatus for supplying gas, includes a ventilator having a motor, a rotor having vanes and a volute, a conduit for cooling the motor, and a soundproofing housing containing the ventilator and the conduit. The conduit has a shape similar to the wall of the motor and the volute, thus providing a flow path around the motor and the volute. The conduit also includes two housing portions, one of which includes a set of walls, forming a portion of the soundproofing housing and the conduit, and the other also includes a set of walls, forming the matching portion of the soundproofing housing and the conduit. The portions of the soundproofing housing and the conduit on the same portion of the housing are integral with one another, the two portions being suitable for being assembled together around the ventilator such as jointly to form the conduit and the soundproofing housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: AIR LIQUIDE MEDICAL SYSTEMS S.A.
    Inventor: Gilbert Grasmuck
  • Publication number: 20150101190
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are presented for repairing damage to the boundary wall between an engine coolant passage and a fuel injector bore in a cylinder head. The method involves removing the fuel injector from the fuel injector bore adjoining the damaged boundary wall and inserting a purpose-built sealant injector tool into the fuel injector bore. The sealant injector tool is dimensionally equivalent to the fuel injector in critical regions so that it conforms to the interior surface of the fuel injector bore. Sealant is injected into the sealant injector tool at high pressure until the sealant flows into the crack between the fuel injector bore and the coolant passage after which the sealant injector tool is removed and the fuel injector reinstalled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Eugene Neal, Kennieth Neal
  • Publication number: 20150083231
    Abstract: The present document describes filler apparatus, washing and maintenance support station and methods of using the same. The support station is for supporting a filler container, a volumetric container and/or a sliding plate of the filler apparatus. The washing and maintenance support station comprises a support main frame; a filler container corresponding mating connector on the support main frame for releasably connecting with a filler container mating connector; a volumetric container mount receiving section on the main frame below the filler container corresponding mating connector for releasably mounting a volumetric container mount; and a sliding plate receiving support on the main frame below the volumetric container mount receiving section for releasably supporting a sliding plate substantially flat section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Louis H├ębert
  • Patent number: 8986786
    Abstract: A distribution manifold having a manifold and a removable cartridge with a plurality of needle tubes extending from the removable cartridge is disclosed. The distribution manifold can be used with a pre-metered coating system to apply coating material to a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Gary W. Maier, Lars A. Smeenk
  • Patent number: 8978702
    Abstract: A fluid processing apparatus for processing a material to be processed between processing surfaces of processing members capable of approaching to and separating from each other, so as to rotate relative to each other, introduces a first fluid between the processing surfaces, introduces a second fluid between the processing surfaces from another flow path independent of the first fluid, and mixes and stirs the first and second fluids between the processing surfaces to undergo treatment. A processing member is composed by assembling a plurality of divided components of the processing member. An opening and a flow path are formed in the space between the plurality of components. This eliminates the need to create all ring-shaped disks which are the processing member as one block, and also eliminates the need to substantially process the flow path leading to the opening, thereby making it possible to easily undergo decomposition and cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: M. Technique Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Masakazu Enomura
  • Patent number: 8960215
    Abstract: A method for repairing a component with a leak are disclosed. In an embodiment, a component having at least one fluid flow path with a leak therein is provided. The component may be made of a first material. A second material may be introduced into the fluid flow path, and propelled into the location of the leak in the flow path. Once there, the second material is melted and solidified, forming a plug that occludes the leak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yan Cui, Srikanth Chandrudu Kottilingam, Dechao Lin, Brian Lee Tollison
  • Patent number: 8955536
    Abstract: A faucet mountable water conditioning devices include a relatively simple configuration that allows for reduced cost, easy installation, and a pleasing aesthetic. In one or more implementations, a faucet mountable water conditioning device includes a universal faucet mounting mechanism. The universal faucet mounting mechanism allows the faucet mountable water conditioning device to connect and seal to a wide variety of faucet designs and sizes simply by pressing the mounting mechanism over the faucet. The faucet mountable water conditioning device can also include a base configured to hold a water conditioning source. In one or more implementations a connector can couple the base to the mounting mechanism; thereby, allowing the base to move between active and inactive positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Russell Bell, Patrick O'Loughlin, William Ouellette, Rachel Robinette, Evan Rumberger, William L. Smith
  • Patent number: 8950424
    Abstract: A microfluidic device for transporting a fluid, in particular a micropump or microvalve. The device has films, which lie against each other at film surfaces facing each other and are connected to each other in such a way that a transport channel to be formed between the films is defined, Deflecting apparatuses for forming the transport channel by jointly deflecting the films lie against each other in a direction perpendicular to the film surfaces. A deflecting surface region of the rear film in the deflection direction lies within the deflecting surface region of the front film in the deflection direction defined by the connection between the films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Thinxxs Microtechnology AG
    Inventors: Lutz Weber, Michel Neumeier
  • Patent number: 8944106
    Abstract: A gas supply system that is easily assembled and/or installed and includes an initially flexible clamping system that allows for the gas supply system to adapt to the gas components. As the assembly of the gas components is complete, the clamping system becomes rigid thereby securing the gas components to a support rail. The slide lock gas delivery system allows a gas system component bottom surface to establish the sealing plane for the inlet and outlet seals independently. The lateral spacing for the gas component mounting holes float during assembly to reduce the opportunity for misalignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel P. Morgan
  • Patent number: 8936037
    Abstract: An outlet pipe structure of a faucet contains a metal tube including metal tube, a hose assembly, a hose assembly, and a seat. The metal tube has a first segment, a second segment, and a channel. The first segment includes a first recess, and the second segment has a pedestal. The hose assembly includes: a hose having a passage, an inlet end, and an outlet end; an inlet connector having at least one locking block; an outlet connector having at least boss. The seat includes a first slot, a second slot, a connecting orifice. The connecting orifice has at least one trough with two opposite retaining faces. The seat also includes at least one coupling tab formed on an outer wall thereof and coupling with the pedestal of the second segment after the seat is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Globe Union Industrial Corp.
    Inventors: Wanhong Tan, Xiaomao Tang, Yaohui Ni, Tingjin Pan
  • Publication number: 20150000653
    Abstract: An adapter for selectively providing fluid to a device from one of multiple fluid sources has a body with a first inlet for connecting a first one of the multiple fluid sources to the device and a second inlet for connecting a second one of the multiple fluid sources to the device. The adapter also includes a handle that is movably coupled to the body and includes an access control element. The handle is configured to secure the body to a device when the adapter is in either of a first position or a second position that is rotated relative to the first configuration. The access control element obstructs access to the second inlet when the adapter is secured to the device in the first position and the access control element obstructs access to the first inlet when the adapter is secured to the device in the second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Jeffrey Harold Miller
  • Publication number: 20140366954
    Abstract: In some implementations of ignition-free welding in at least one fastener is attached to a container that resides within a hazardous environment. The fasteners are then used to secure a fill zone to the container. The chamber then receives a sealing material for the purpose of sealing a leak without having to remove the hazardous material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: FORGE TECH, INC.
    Inventor: Forge Tech, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20140366959
    Abstract: Seal assemblies for use with fluid valves are described. An apparatus includes a cage, a plug having a seal gland and a seal assembly to be at least partially positioned in the seal gland. The seal assembly includes a back-up ring having a wedge-shaped protrusion and a seal defining a wedge-shaped groove to receive the protrusion. A pressure is to act on the back-up ring to urge the protrusion into the groove. An engagement between the protrusion and the groove is to urge the seal into sealing engagement with an inner surface of the cage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: J. Adin Mann, III, Shawn William Anderson
  • Publication number: 20140360589
    Abstract: A multiple pressure ratio valve assembly is provided that may be used in a plurality of systems requiring different operating pressures. In one embodiment, a valve assembly and a plurality of interchangeable valves is provided, the interchangeable valves being configured to be installed within the same valve bore diameter, and the valves having different surface areas such that a pressure ratio of the valve assembly may be varied depending on which of the plurality of valves is installed. In some embodiments, the valves may have one or more fluid bypass portions. Embodiments of the invention may also include one or more shims that may be used to further adjust the pressure ratio of the valve assembly. Methods of repairing a valve assembly are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Maura J. Stafford
  • Patent number: 8851098
    Abstract: A system for sealing a vessel, including: a sealing assembly including a sheet of material and an actuator; and a bracing assembly including a mesh structure. In response to an actuating signal: the actuator is arranged to dispose the sheet of material along at least a portion of an inner wall of the vessel; and the bracing assembly is arranged to displace the mesh structure such that the mesh structure urges the sheet of material into sealing contact with the at least a portion of the inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Inventor: Alan M. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20140261727
    Abstract: A vial adapter for side engagement of a vial cap includes a needleless connector having a housing and defining one or more fluid pathways therein; an elongated piercing spike operatively coupled to the needleless connector, the elongated piercing spike having a longitudinal axis and one or more channels for fluid connectivity with the one or more fluid pathways; at least one housing arm coupled to the housing and extending parallel to the longitudinal axis; and a coupling member configured to orthogonally receive a vial cap with respect to the longitudinal axis, the coupling member having a planar surface, an aperture of the planar surface longitudinally aligned with the elongated piercing spike, and at least one support arm extending from the planar surface operatively coupled with the at least one housing arm to allow relative longitudinal movement between the coupling member and the elongated piercing spike.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: George Michel MANSOUR, Tyler Devin PANIAN
  • Publication number: 20140261759
    Abstract: A valve box system is disclosed for providing operators with access to utility lines such as municipal water and gas systems. This valve box system provides alignment between its multiple sections and a four-notched upper section for a better interface with an adjustment tool. The result is an efficient system which may serve as a stand-alone product or may serve to retrofit existing valve box systems.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Todd Grose
  • Publication number: 20140261758
    Abstract: A connector assembly for a fluid delivery system includes a conical body defining an interior cavity and a discharge outlet, the discharge outlet defining an internal passage in fluid communication with the interior cavity; and a connector removably attached to the discharge outlet. The connector includes a central body configured to be at least partially positioned within the internal passage of the discharge outlet, and an annular connector portion connected to the central body and configured to releasably engage an exterior of the discharge outlet, the central body defining an internal channel within the central body that is in fluid communication with the interior cavity of the conical body when the connector is attached to the discharge outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: MEDRAD, INC.
    Inventors: Jaroslaw Wlodarczyk, Edward P. Liscio, Arthur E. Uber, Kevin P. Cowan
  • Publication number: 20140251451
    Abstract: A positioning structure of a water supply hose for a pull-out faucet contains: a faucet body including an outlet; a water supply hose accommodated in the faucet body so as to supply water and including an outlet segment; a spraying head connected with the outlet segment of the water supply hose and being pulled outwardly and retracted inwardly with the water supply hose; a magnetic attraction device including a first connecting member and a second connecting member which magnetically attract with each other. The first connecting member is disposed in the outlet, the second connecting member is mounted on an outlet segment, the second connecting member retracts back to its original position with the water supply hose and the spraying head and moves into the outlet so as to magnetically attract with the first connecting member, hence the water supply hose and the spraying head are magnetically attracted and fixed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Globe Union Industrial Corp.
    Inventors: Chaota Yang, Kuoming Tseng, Yiping Lin, Chunhung Li, Yongiun Wu
  • Publication number: 20140251450
    Abstract: A metering system for metering a metering fluid includes at least one metering unit, a fluid supply component conveying the metering fluid to the metering unit, and a control module conveying a control fluid to the metering unit. The metering unit includes a first housing part, an exchangeable second housing part and a membrane which is arranged between the housing parts and divides a cavity formed between the housing parts into a pumping chamber and a metering chamber which are separated from each other in fluidic terms. Channels are formed in the first housing part which receive the control fluid and are in flow connection with the control module, and channels are formed in the second housing part which receive the metering fluid and are in flow connection with the fluid supply component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Buerkert Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph HETTINGER, Fabian MITTNACHT
  • Publication number: 20140251007
    Abstract: The present invention describes a tubular scoop that may be utilized with various assemblies for sampling fluid in a pipeline. The scoop includes a bend with a bend radius that is from two to four times the diameter of the scoop. The scoop defines a scoop face that is parallel to an axis of the tubular of the scoop. The scoop is mounted with a threaded connection that seals around the tubular. An additional seal comprises a compression nut that allows orientation of the scoop within the pipeline whereupon the scoop orientation is fixed by tightening the compression nut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: Martin Atchison
  • Patent number: 8800602
    Abstract: A leaking block valve isolation tool for insertion through a vent duct and blocking valve of a gas flow duct. The isolation tool includes an outer tube having proximal and distal ends, the outer tube having a diameter sized to extend through the vent duct and blocking valve. An inner tube having proximal and distal ends is arranged coaxially with and movable within the outer tube. An inflatable balloon is attached to the distal end of the inner tube, wherein the isolation tool outer tube is insertable through the vent duct to an opening in the gas flow duct. The inner tube is slidably insertable through the outer tube until the balloon is situated within a bore formed through the gas flow duct and is inflatable therein to block any gas leak through the gas flow duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventor: Mohammad Ahmed Al Shammary
  • Publication number: 20140216568
    Abstract: The combination of an underground valve, for a supply line and having an underground actuator through which a state of the valve can be changed to control flow within the supply line, and a conduit assembly defining an access passage through which above ground access can be gained to the valve actuator. The conduit assembly further has a cap that can be selectively changed between: a) a first state wherein the cap blocks an entry opening; and b) a second state wherein above ground access can be gained to the valve actuator through the entry opening and access passage. A part of the cap and another part of the conduit assembly interact and are relatively moved as the cap is changed between the first and second states. At least one of: a) the part of the cap; and b) the another part of the conduit assembly is made from a non-metal material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Argonics, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Roell
  • Publication number: 20140216565
    Abstract: In some implementations, an injection system that injects sealant into a pipe, pressure component or valve while containing the pipe, pressure component or valve repair that significantly reduces or eliminates release of hazardous material from inside the pipe, pressure component valve or injection system and thus significantly reduces emission of the hazardous material from inside the pipe, pressure component or valve into the environment and protecting the repair technicians.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: FORGE TECH, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Lee Miller, Daniel J. Rybicki, Mathew A. Rybicki, Lawrence J. Povse, Kenneth R. Vejr, Andre S. Todd, John M. Griffin
  • Publication number: 20140216567
    Abstract: In some implementations, an injection system that injects sealant into a pipe, pressure component or valve while containing the pipe, pressure component or valve repair that significantly reduces or eliminates release of hazardous material from inside the pipe, pressure component valve or injection system and thus significantly reduces emission of the hazardous material from inside the pipe, pressure component or valve into the environment and protecting the repair technicians.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: FORGE TECH, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Lee Miller, Daniel J. Rybicki, Mathew A. Rybicki, Lawrence J. Povse, Kenneth R. Vejr, Andre S. Todd, John M. Griffin
  • Publication number: 20140216564
    Abstract: In some implementations, an injection system that injects sealant into a pipe, pressure component or valve while containing the pipe, pressure component or valve repair that significantly reduces or eliminates release of hazardous material from inside the pipe, pressure component valve or injection system and thus significantly reduces emission of the hazardous material from inside the pipe, pressure component or valve into the environment and protecting the repair technicians.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: FORGE TECH, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Lee Miller, Daniel J. Rybicki, Mathew A. Rybicki, Lawrence J. Povse, Kenneth R. Vejr, Andre S. Todd, John M. Griffin
  • Publication number: 20140216566
    Abstract: In some implementations, an injection system that injects sealant into a pipe, pressure component or valve while containing the pipe, pressure component or valve repair that significantly reduces or eliminates release of hazardous material from inside the pipe, pressure component valve or injection system and thus significantly reduces emission of the hazardous material from inside the pipe, pressure component or valve into the environment and protecting the repair technicians.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: FORGE TECH, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Lee Miller, Daniel J. Rybicki, Mathew A. Rybicki, Lawrence J. Povse, Kenneth R. Vejr, Andre S. Todd, John M. Griffin
  • Publication number: 20140215823
    Abstract: In some implementations, an apparatus includes a body, a receiver in contact with the body, two tensioners operable coupled to the receiver and a strap that includes strong and flexible material in which each end of the strap is attached to one of the two tensioners and the strap is in contact with the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: FORGE TECH, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Lee Miller, Daniel J. Rybicki, Mathew A. Rybicki, Lawrence J. Povse, Kenneth R. Vejr, Andre S. Todd, John M. Griffin
  • Publication number: 20140209187
    Abstract: A modular faucet is provided with a pipe including an inner well, an aperture proximate to a first end, a groove at a second end, and a recess communicating with the groove; a tee including an externally threaded hollow cylinder, a projection on an inner surface of the cylinder, and a depression on an outer surface and communicating with the cylinder wherein the recess passes through the projection and is fastened in the groove; a hose having one end threadedly secured to the longitudinal part and an internally threaded other end; a spout including a latch at one end, and an externally threaded projection at one end; and a hollow adapter including a slot on an inner surface, a protuberance on an outer surface, and a protrusion distal the protuberance. The hose passes through the depression, the cylinder, and the pipe to threadedly secure to the spout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: Chyi Liou Enterprises Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Hua Ho
  • Publication number: 20140202551
    Abstract: A mobile fluid dispensing apparatus is shown comprising of a mobile part, a complimentary part, where the mobile part has a means for fluid exchange between the mobile part and the complimentary part. The mobile part is configured to engage with the complimentary part to form a fluid connection between them when the mobile part is moved in relation to the complimentary part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: THEODORE ALEXANDER HAHN
  • Publication number: 20140196796
    Abstract: The invention relates to an assembly for an electrically operated valve in the automotive field aimed to increase the injection pressure of fuel distributed to combustion chambers, said assembly comprising both a coil unit, wherein a solenoid can control the movements of the electrically operated valve in a housing along a given axis, and an hydraulic unit to provide fuel at the injection pressure, a clip ring being located into a cavity of the coil unit and a cavity of the hydraulic unit to maintain the coil unit and the hydraulic unit associated. The invention is characterized in that the coil unit presents a plurality of slots providing access to the clip ring, across the coil unit, from the exterior of the assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Richard Dupont, Michel Marechal, Christopher Cardon
  • Publication number: 20140182708
    Abstract: A quick assembly and disassembly mechanism for a faucet includes a main body, a movable lock block disposed in the main body, a press plate which is movably disposed on the main body, and push blocks which are movably disposed on the main body and driven by the press plate. When the main body is moved to the counter top to compress the press plate, the press plate will hold against the push blocks to push the lock block to mesh with the bolt tightly, so that the faucet can be mounted and dismounted quickly. The assembly and disassembly of the faucet and the related parts is more convenient and quick.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: XIAMEN LOTA INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liming YE, Shuanglin Bai, Jianping Zhou
  • Publication number: 20140182682
    Abstract: A mountable water spray shield device is shown herein. A rigid sheet attached to a rear insert section is placed by way of a mounting means attached to the undercarriage of a designated vehicle and within the area defined by the wheel well of the designated vehicle. Once placed within the mounting means, a fastening means secures the rigid sheet and insert section to the mounting means. During operation of the designated vehicle upon a wet roadway, the mountable water spray shield serves to divert water which would otherwise be emitted into the path of adjacent traffic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventor: James Harris
  • Publication number: 20140166124
    Abstract: A faucet including a faucet head, a body and a magnetic coupling releasably coupling the faucet head to the faucet body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Kyle Robert Davidson, Michael Scot Rosko, Charles Alfred Nelson
  • Patent number: 8753586
    Abstract: An apparatus for chemical separations includes a microfluidic substrate having an outlet aperture for outputting an eluent of a sample, a spray unit having an inlet to receive the eluent and an outlet to emit a spray of the eluent, and a force-applying unit. The spray unit has a deformable portion defining the inlet and having an elastic modulus that is lower than an elastic modulus of the microfluidic substrate. The force-applying unit, such as a spring, is disposed to urge the deformable portion in contact with the substrate to form a substantially fluid-tight seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Waters Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: David P. Prentice, Russell L. Keene, Stanilaw Koziol, Joseph D. Michienzi, Paul E. Linderson
  • Publication number: 20140158220
    Abstract: A steplessly adjustable hydraulic insert valve has a housing defining a radial direction and an end side in an installation direction. An inflow connector on the end side is connectable to a pressure medium source. First and second working connectors and a return connector are arranged in the radial direction. The return connector is connectable to a pressure medium tank. The housing has an axial bore and an actuator guided movably therein. The actuator can be held in an axial center position by at least one spring and is adjustable steplessly axially out of the center position by controllable actuation. At least one of the working connectors is fluidically connectable to the return connector by axial adjustment of the actuator. The actuator has a radial widened portion with first and second control edges for steplessly opening and/or closing first and second radial openings, respectively, of the return connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Konrad Schneider, Liebhart Zaiser, Andre Selke
  • Publication number: 20140150895
    Abstract: A device for conveying water between first and second water supplying elements has a first hollow water conveying member connectable to the first water supplying element and a second hollow water conveying member connectable to the second water supplying element and with the first water conveying members are turnable relative to one another and about a turning axis, and the first water conveying member has a first opening for water entry and the second water conveying member has a second opening for water exit, and the openings extend transversely to the turning axis and are coaxial with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Inventors: Eli Zhadanov, Sam Zhadanov
  • Publication number: 20140150896
    Abstract: An assemblable faucet includes a body having a holder, at least one inlet, an outlet located at the holder, a channel communicating with the inlet and the outlet, and at least one valve seat communicating with the channel; the valve seat being used to receive and position a control valve set to control water from the inlet to flow toward the outlet; an outlet pipe including an inflow connector with an aperture, including a spray head with a spout, and including a tunnel communicating with the inflow connector and the spray head; the inflow connector being tightly connected to the holder of the body so that the aperture is in communication with the outlet of the holder, such that the water from the outlet of the body flows to the spout along the tunnel of the outlet pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Globe Union Industrial Corp.
    Inventors: Bichang Guan, Chucheng Chu
  • Publication number: 20140151386
    Abstract: A breather assembly is disclosed for use with a fluid tank. The breather assembly may include a mounting collar having a first end and an opposing second end. The first end of the mounting collar may be connected to a distal end of a fluid tank spout. The breather assembly may also include a breather insert connected to the mounting collar. The breather insert may have a perforated screen extending a distance past a base end of the fluid tank spout. The breather assembly may further include a breather cap having a first end and an opposing second end. The first end of the breather cap may be connected to the breather insert. The breather cap may also have a passage in common with a hollow center of the mounting collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR INC.
    Inventors: Vincent Alioto, Shaun Currier
  • Patent number: 8739809
    Abstract: The present invention includes a device and method for reinforcing the portions of an inflation bladder not contained by a liner in pipeline renewal applications. A liner/bladder assembly is provided wherein the liner is positioned relative to the bladder such that a portion of the bladder having a greater wall thickness extends beyond the ends of the liner. The present invention also includes a device and method for repairing the junction of a main pipe and the lateral pipe with bladders reinforced in areas unconstrained by the liners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: LMK Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Larry W. Kiest, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20140137950
    Abstract: The invention provides an adaptor for mounting a pump directly to the ink circulation system of an inkjet printer. By incorporating an adaptor and providing a selection of adaptors, a variety of pumps can be fitted to the ink circulation system without the need for pipes and pipe connectors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: DOMINO PRINTING SCIENCES PLC
    Inventor: Stephen Watts
  • Publication number: 20140124050
    Abstract: A pour spout adapter comprises a housing, a collar and a threaded engagement. The housing has a sealed bore for receiving a tube. The collar has an internal bore coupled to the housing at a rotatable connection so as to permit a tube to extend from the sealed bore through the collar. The threaded engagement is disposed on the internal bore to receive a threaded pour spout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph E. Tix, Christopher J. Pellin, Mark T. Weinberger, Andrew M. Spiess
  • Publication number: 20140124049
    Abstract: A quick assembly and disassembly mechanism includes a nut seat and a slide block which is movably coupled to the nut seat. The nut seat includes at least two cantilever lock blocks therein. The inner wall of each lock block has threads thereon. The inner diameter encircled by the lock blocks matches with a bolt of a faucet. In normal state, the nut seat can be moved freely on the bolt. When the nut seat is moved to a counter top to compress the slide block, the slide block will push the lock blocks to mesh with the bolt tightly, so that the faucet can be mounted and dismounted quickly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: XIAMEN LOTA INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Liming Ye, Shuanglin Bai, Jianping Zhou
  • Publication number: 20140124047
    Abstract: A height adjusting mechanism for an inlet valve includes a valve body, and inlet pipe, a retaining member and an actuator. The inlet pipe is sleeved in the valve body and connected to the valve body; the retaining member is assembled in the valve body; and the actuator can drive the retaining member to move to make the valve body fixed to the inlet pipe or moved relatively to the inlet pipe in the axial direction. The actuator drives the retaining member to move in order to let the valve body and the inlet pipe to be fixed or moved relatively to each other in the axial direction. There is no need to rotate the valve body during adjusting process, and the float won't affect the tank wall when the water valve body is rotating.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: XIAMEN R&T PLUMBING TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guiyang HUANG, Zhijun Zhong, Bing Wang
  • Publication number: 20140124048
    Abstract: There is proposed a sanitary fitting having a fitting housing and having a control unit for controlling the water flow through at least one water line, wherein the control unit has at least one first control element, in particular an electrically actuable throughflow valve, for closing and opening the water line, wherein the fitting housing is provided for arranging at an installation site, in particular on a wall, on an installation platform and/or on a sanitary body such as a washbasin, bathtub or the like, which sanitary fitting can be maintained or repaired with particularly little effort, specifically even in applications in which the demands with regard to vandalism are of considerable significance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Andreas Wawrla
  • Publication number: 20140116533
    Abstract: A universal coupled includes a body member with a plug entry end and an opposite fluid flow outlet end with a retainer nut for maintaining a biasing member and axially slidable plug valve in the body member wherein the plug includes multiple, discrete diameter axially joined sections which are sized to uniquely receive discrete plugs. A sleeve slidably mounted on the body member engages retaining balls which radially engage and retain a plug inserted into the body member or may be manually and axially displaced to release the retaining balls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Plews, Inc.
    Inventor: E. Mark Edler
  • Publication number: 20140116527
    Abstract: A drain assembly includes a drain body connected to a drain pipe such that the drain body is in fluid communication with the drain pipe; and a drain head assembly adjustably connected to the drain body such that the drain head assembly is in fluid communication with the drain body. The drain head assembly includes a shank adjustably connected to the drain body and a strainer assembly connected to the shank. The strainer assembly includes a strainer, an upper frame, and a lower frame connected to each other. The lower frame includes a connection feature that non-threadably and removably connects the strainer assembly to the shank. The drain assembly further includes a cover removably connected to the shank in a position over the shank and to at least partially define a void in a poured concrete slab around the shank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: ZURN INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas R. Wroblewski, Christopher A. Majocka, William A. Verdecchia
  • Publication number: 20140109988
    Abstract: A drain line access device is provided for flushing HVACR drain lines. The device includes a main body having input and outlet connection ports on opposite ends for inline installation to a drain line, a flapper assembly sized and configured for seated placement in an interior cavity of the main body, and a removable top cover. The flapper assembly includes a flapper holder, a flapper, a flapper seat, and a spring hinge for rotatably urging the flapper into the normally raised position. An injection port is provided on the top cover for delivering a flow of pressurized gas or liquid for flushing out a clog in the drain line. In operation, delivery of pressurized gas or fluid into the drain line forces the flapper against the flapper seat, thereby sealing off one of the respective ends of the main body and directing the pressurized gas into the drain line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Inventors: Stuart Oakner, Donna Oakner