With Heating Or Cooling Of The System Patents (Class 137/334)
  • Patent number: 9574917
    Abstract: A pressure type flow rate control device provides flow rate control for gas at 100-500° C. with an error not more than 1.0% F.S. The pressure type flow rate control device includes a valve body with a fluid passage, a valve portion interposed in the passage, a valve drive unit driving the valve portion to open/close the passage, a restriction mechanism on the downstream side of the valve portion in the passage, a temperature detector detecting gas temperature between the valve portion and restriction mechanism, a pressure detector detecting gas pressure between the valve portion and restriction mechanism, and an arithmetic control device controlling flow rate of gas in the restriction mechanism based on values detected by the temperature detector and the pressure detector, wherein the temperature detector is inserted in an attachment hole of the valve body at a position just above an outlet side fluid passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Inventors: Atsushi Hidaka, Masaaki Nagase, Ryousuke Dohi, Nobukazu Ikeda, Kouji Nishino
  • Patent number: 9366582
    Abstract: A combination valve includes an isolation shutoff valve to prevent a fluid flow; a check valve to prevent backflow and gravity circulation of fluid flow; a pressure sensor to sense a pressure measurement of fluid flow and determine pressure sensor signaling containing information about a sensed pressure measurement; a temperature sensor to sense a temperature measurement of fluid flow and determine temperature sensor signaling containing information about a sensed temperature measurement; and a flow measurement sensor to sense a flow measurement of fluid flow and determine flow measurement signaling containing information about a sensed flow measurement. The pressure sensor, temperature sensor and flow measurement sensor are all embedded and preassembled in the combination valve with the isolation shutoff valve and the check valve as part of one integral composite unit or component, so as to form a combination isolation valve and check valve with integral flow rate, pressure and/or temperature measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Inventors: Florin Rosca, Glenn E. Huse, Stanley P. Evans
  • Patent number: 9345175
    Abstract: A system that cools an electric component by a cooling medium cooled by a heat exchanger, the system includes a pipe through which a cooling medium to cool the electronic component flows; a metal member configured to be coupled with an outer surface of the pipe; a Peltier device configured to cool the metal member to a temperature lower than a temperature of the outer surface of the pipe; a detector that detects dew condensation of outer air occurring on the metal member; and a processor that lowers the temperature of the cooling medium, and stops lowering a temperature of cooling medium when the occurrence of dew condensation of outer air on the metal member is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Inventor: Jumpei Kubota
  • Patent number: 9195241
    Abstract: A pressure regulator (100) is provided. The pressure regulator (100) includes various features that reduce the risk of internal leaking. The pressure regulator (100) includes a regulator body (101) including a fluid inlet (107) with a valve seat (106) and a fluid outlet (108) and a cap (102) coupled to the regulator body (101). The pressure regulator (100) also includes a diaphragm (103) with a first side (103a) exposed to the fluid inlet (107) and the fluid outlet (108) and a second side (103b) exposed to the cap (102). The diaphragm (103) can frictionally engage the regulator body (101) to form a fluid tight seal. Additionally, the diaphragm (103) may include a socket (118) formed in the diaphragm (103) and a valve member (105) including a valve stem (110) with a ball (118) that is adapted to engage the socket (118) formed in the diaphragm (103) in order to couple the valve member (105) to the diaphragm (103).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Norgren Limited
    Inventors: Richard Edwards, Jagroop Singh Sahota
  • Patent number: 9136024
    Abstract: In a nuclear reactor core, a lower tie plate assembly is provided with asymmetric features designed to control or vary a loss coefficient as a function of rotation of the associated fuel assembly. An associated method is provided to control the flow of coolant through the associated fuel assembly via rotation of the fuel assembly relative to the fuel support member. Control of the flow can be used to adjust assembly flow rate, assembly power and flow quality within the fuel assembly, among other assembly operational characteristics. Such flow control will impact the flow through other assemblies as well, since core flow remains generally fixed. On a core-wide basis, such flow control can be used to optimize core wide parameters. Optimization parameters of particular interest are the fuel cycle cost and moisture carryover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Global Nuclear Fuel—Americas, LLC
    Inventor: Peter Ray Diller
  • Publication number: 20150144063
    Abstract: A device for movement transmission, torque transmission, force transmission and/or enabling movement can form a gear and/or guidance mechanism and be used in a vacuum. The device includes at least one notch/engagement part mechanism, which is formed by at least one notch and at least one engagement part. The device further includes at least two contact surfaces, at least one contact surface being able to roll along the other contact surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Max-Planck-Gessellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenscaften e.V.
    Inventor: Wolfgang Braun
  • Publication number: 20150144206
    Abstract: A recirculating bath includes a reservoir for receiving a working liquid, a recirculating pump, and at least one thermal element. The recirculating pump and thermal element are located externally to the reservoir so that the reservoir has an unobstructed working space. The thermal element may be thermally coupled to the working liquid through an interior surface of the reservoir, or the working liquid may be circulated over the thermal element by the recirculating pump in a chamber external to the reservoir. The recirculating bath may also include a lid that provides access to the reservoir by pivoting on a latching hinge. When open, the lid may provide a working surface adjacent to the reservoir. The lid may also include a selector that unlatches the hinge so that the lid can be removed. The recirculating pump may be fluidically coupled to the reservoir via a manifold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Randall D. Dickinson, Mark J. Estrella, Nathan Norman Lang
  • Publication number: 20150144300
    Abstract: A recirculating bath includes a main power input configured to receive an alternating current and a heating element that is selectively coupled to the main power input. The heating element is selectively coupled to the main power input in response to an activation signal having a duty cycle. The duty cycle of the activation signal is determined based on a voltage of the alternating current, with the duty cycle being reduced in response to an increase in the voltage of the alternating current. The heating element is thereby de-rated at higher alternating current voltages. A power unit coupled to the main power input provides direct current having a voltage independent of the alternating current voltage to portions of the recirculating bath, such as direct current motors coupled to a compressor and recirculating pump. The recirculating bath is thereby configured to operate with a range of alternating current voltages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Thermo Fisher Scientific (Asheville) LLC
    Inventors: John Loring Parker, Joseph Albert Stocker, Robert A. Given
  • Patent number: 9038657
    Abstract: According to the present disclosure, a fuel supply system having a recirculation loop is provided. The fuel supply system comprises a fuel tank; a return line coupled fluidly to the fuel tank; a fuel manifold; and a recirculation loop, wherein the return line is coupled fluidly to the recirculation loop at a first node to return fuel from the recirculation loop to the fuel tank, and the recirculation loop comprises a heat exchanger positioned downstream of the fuel manifold and upstream of the first node. The recirculation loop may comprise an orifice positioned upstream of the heat exchanger and downstream of the fuel manifold. Additionally, the fuel supply system may further comprise a supply line coupled fluidly to the fuel tank and further coupled fluidly to the recirculation loop at a second node positioned upstream of the fuel manifold and downstream of the first node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: DEERE & COMPANY
    Inventors: Galen B. Wilkinson, Robert J. Fry, Charles Klose
  • Patent number: 9032990
    Abstract: Embodiments of chemical delivery systems disclosed herein may include an enclosure; a first compartment disposed within the enclosure and having a plurality of first conduits to carry a first set of chemical species, the first compartment further having a first draw opening and a first exhaust opening to facilitate flow of a purge gas through the first compartment; and a second compartment disposed within the enclosure and having a plurality of second conduits to carry a second set of chemical species, the second compartment further having a second draw opening and a second exhaust opening to facilitate flow of the purge gas through the second compartment, wherein the first set of chemical species is different than the second set of chemical species, and wherein a draw velocity of the purge gas through the second compartment is higher than the draw velocity of the purge gas through the first compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Marcel E. Josephson, David K. Carlson, Steve Jumper, Errol Antonio C. Sanchez
  • Publication number: 20150114486
    Abstract: An ammonia flow modulator having a housing, a fluid passage, a first valve, preferably having a precision orifice, positioned within the passage, and an orientation which prevents fluid from pooling in the passage is disclosed and claimed. As an added feature, the device may include a heat source positioned within the housing proximate at least one of a fluid inlet, a fluid outlet, and the fluid passage. The heat source may be provided by an electric heating element, an exhaust gas heat exchanger, or any other suitable source. As econd inlet and a second passage fluidly connecting the second inlet to the outlet by fluidly linking the second passage to the first passage and including a check valve to prevent backflow. A controller coupled to the first valve is used to control ammonia flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: International Engine Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Kelso, Adam C. Lack, Navtej Singh
  • Publication number: 20150110678
    Abstract: A pre-heat system for the catalyst of the selective catalytic reduction (SCR) device includes an air blower, an interconnecting pipe, a heater unit, and a heat supply pipe. The air blower and the heater unit are in fluid communication with each other through the interconnecting pipe while the heater unit is in fluid communication with an exhaust system through the heat supply pipe. A hot-air flow generated from the air blower and the heater unit flows into the exhaust system so that the hot-air flow is able to pre-heat the catalyst of the SCR device at or close to an activation temperature. Then the SCR device can efficiently and quickly reduce Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) particles of the exhaust gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: SAFETY POWER INC.
    Inventor: Robert M. Stelzer
  • Publication number: 20150104548
    Abstract: In a milk steamer, a changeover valve and a vent valve are connected to the inlet and the outlet of a steam-generating thermoblock to provide ready draining of water, and to mitigate condensation of steam that draws milk into the steam nozzle. In an automatic milk steamer, the height of the steam nozzle above the milk level is automatically set by interaction between a drive mechanism and a liquid level sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas Chung Lik Yip
  • Publication number: 20150101670
    Abstract: A refrigerator appliance and a method for operating a water heating assembly of the same are provided. The method includes operating a heating element of the water heating assembly to generate heated water. To dispense the heated water, an air valve of the water heating assembly is closed and an air pump of the water heating assembly is worked. In such a manner, heated water can be dispensed accurately and/or precisely.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Christian Francis Bird, Bradley Nicholas Gilkey, Robert Lee Lewis, JR.
  • Patent number: 9005959
    Abstract: An exhaust system suitable for high volume exhaust from flexible disposable bags is described that prevents nutrient media volume loss and prevents cross-contamination without using any filters. The invention described here allows the use of disposable two-dimensional bioreactors for the cultivation of bacterial and other organisms and cells require high aeration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Therapeutic Proteins International, LLC
    Inventor: Sarfaraz Niazi
  • Publication number: 20150096626
    Abstract: A fluid delivery device is provided. The fluid delivery device includes a melter having a loading chamber and a hopper disposed in communication with the loading chamber, the loading chamber having one or more heating elements. The hopper includes a second heating element. The melter also includes a container handling system for lifting a container a predetermined height and moving the container from a position remote of the melter to a position within the loading chamber. The container includes contents stored within. The heating elements heat the contents so that the contents may be received in the hopper. The hopper may continue to heat the contents to provide a fluid. The fluid may be discharged from the hopper by way of a pump assembly. A pressure of fluid may be regulated at the pump assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph Angelini, Grant McGuffey, Mel Steven Lessley, Alan Pindrock, Scott Mercer
  • Publication number: 20150096628
    Abstract: A device for attachment to a three-point hitch of a tractor allowing for the use of high flow hydraulic attachments. The device includes a three-point hitch attachment, a hydraulic tank, a hydraulic pump powered by the tractor power take off, a filter, an oil cooler, and a quick attach. In use, the device is attached to the tractor allowing for the usage of skid steer attachments with the tractor controls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Derek W. Kent
  • Publication number: 20150096621
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for heating a compressor assembly of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. The system comprises a heat source for transferring thermal energy to a plurality of compressor units. A controller varies the thermal energy transferred to the compressor units, between at least two substantially non-zero rates of transfer of thermal energy, in a plurality of modes of operation of the HVAC system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Lennox Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Perez, Rakesh Goel
  • Patent number: 8985139
    Abstract: The carbon dioxide supply system includes: a reservoir reserving carbon dioxide; a pump arranged on a downstream side of the reservoir in a supply direction for the carbon dioxide for feeding the carbon dioxide with pressure while suppressing pulsation; a first pipe connecting the reservoir and the pump with each other; a second pipe connected to the downstream side of the pump in the supply direction and having no pulsation buffering device buffering pulsation of the pump; and a cooling apparatus interposed at least in an intermediate portion of the first pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Plasteco Corporation
    Inventor: Ryutaro Hayashi
  • Publication number: 20150075625
    Abstract: A bulk adhesive transfer system for transferring adhesive particulate to a melter includes a bulk supply and a transfer device, which may define a hopper of the melter, a mobile bin, and/or a buffer unit. The transfer device is configured to receive unmelted adhesive particulate from the bulk supply and then be selectively docked with the melter to transfer the adhesive particulate to the melter. The bulk adhesive transfer system may also include a knife gate valve device, which includes a plurality of ports that sequentially open and close to control flow of the adhesive particulate towards the melter. The bulk adhesive transfer system simplifies refilling operations for a melter while enabling continuous operation of the melter, even when the transfer device is undocked for removal from the melter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Charles P. Ganzer, Enes Ramosevac, Ronald Ramspeck, Raymond J. Slattery, III, Leslie J. Varga
  • Publication number: 20150068609
    Abstract: A blanket apparatus for accepting and distributing a pressurized flow of conditioned air into a zone around the body of a bed occupant. The apparatus includes an upper layer and lower layer of differing air permeability, joined to form a flow cavity between them for the pressurized air. A plurality of joining methods between the upper and lower layer is provided within the flow area to prevent the blanket from ballooning under the pressurized air flow. The blanket apparatus contains means to cover an entire bed while directing pressurized conditioned air to specific zones of the bed. The invention also contemplates connection of two independent supplies of conditioned air into a single top layer of bedding under which multiple bed occupants sleep, to evenly distribute such independent supplies into specific dual zone areas. The apparatus achieves its function by utilizing materials that are ordinarily used in existing bed linens and comforters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Darius Aramli
  • Patent number: 8967124
    Abstract: A fuel injector assembly includes a first coil that induces a time varying magnetic field into a second coil that is utilized to heat fuel flowing through the fuel injector. A first coil receives a first signal from a driver to generate a first magnetic field that moves an armature between an open and closed position. The second coil generates a second magnetic field generated by a current induced by the first coil into the second coil. The induced current is generated by an alternating current signal that is interposed onto a direct current signal sent to the first coil. The alternating current signal produces a time varying second magnetic field that induces heating of a magnetically active component with the fuel flow that in turn heats the fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Hornby, John F. Nally, Jr., Hamid Sayar, Perry Robert Czimmek
  • Patent number: 8960565
    Abstract: A hot water pressure washer with an automatic burner cool-down includes a water inlet assembly, a low pressure water supply assembly, a coil outlet assembly, a control system, and other related components which are required for the functionality of the pressure washer. A shut-down timer of the control system shut down a power source so that the pressure washer can be automatically shut down through the control system when the pressure washer is not operated. Then a cool-down timer of the control system efficiently cools down a heating coil of a burner assembly. The cool-down timer activates the water inlet assembly, the low pressure water supply assembly and the coil outlet assembly through a pair of solenoid valves in order to cool down the heating coil, where the thermal energy within the heating coil is removed from a phase change of water into water vapor and convection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Pressure Washers Northwest, LLC
    Inventors: Jo Ann Rohner, Robert Rohner
  • Patent number: 8960220
    Abstract: A liquid mass measurement and fluid transmitting apparatus includes a container for measurement of a mass of fluid therein. A sensor is coupled to the container which measures a mass of fluid within the container independent of variations of pressure within the container. A diaphragm sensor may be located on the bottom of the container whereby electrical signals representing the mass of fluid within the cylinder are created by movement of the diaphragm caused by the mass of fluid thereon. A pressure equalizer which equalizes the pressure within the container to the pressure on the opposite side of the diaphragm allows the measurement of the mass to occur independent of any variations and pressure within the container. Liquid within the mass of liquid within the container can be accurately measured such that a desired mass of liquid may be transmitted for further use. The liquid may be vaporized and transmitted as a vapor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Ceres Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald B Rodgers
  • Publication number: 20150040984
    Abstract: A fuel tank inerting system includes a bleed air inlet, a bleed air conditioning system, an air separation module, a nitrogen-enriched air conditioning system, a nitrogen-enriched air outlet, and a controller. The bleed air conditioning system is connected to the bleed air inlet and is configured to cool bleed air. The air separation module is connected to the bleed air conditioning system and is configured to produce nitrogen-enriched air. The nitrogen-enriched air conditioning system is connected to the air separation module and is configured to cool nitrogen-enriched air. The controller controls nitrogen-enriched air temperature and nitrogen-enriched air flow rate at the nitrogen-enriched air outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventor: Changdae Ji
  • Patent number: 8945669
    Abstract: The invention provides an extrusion material supply device suitable for use in melt extrusion molding, and a method for manufacturing an optical transmission body, in which a deterioration of an optical signal transmission loss is extremely small, and productivity intrinsic to an extrusion molding method is provided in combination. An extrusion material supply device 1 includes: a vertical hopper 2, which has a cooling unit 3 and a heat melting unit 4 continuous with a lower portion thereof, and houses a material rod R; cooling means 5 for cooling the cooling unit 3; an electric heater 6 that heats the heat melting unit 4; and gas pressurizing means 7 for sequentially supplying molten plastics M to a metal die by a gas pressure. The heat melting unit 4 is formed into a cylinder shape in which an inner diameter is larger than an inner diameter of the cooling unit 3 arranged above, and enables the molten plastics M to spread in the heat melting unit 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignees: Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd., Keio University
    Inventors: Tazuru Okamoto, Hirotsugu Yoshida, Yasuhiro Koike
  • Publication number: 20150027659
    Abstract: Controllable variable inertia water storage system for heating and/or cooling, comprising: a plurality of water storage volumes for storing and heating water, these being either a vessel comprising sub-volumes or independent multiple vessels, said volumes being interconnected in series; a water inlet and outlet connect to the interconnected volumes; an independent water heater and/or cooler for each volume. Method for operating said system comprising: defining target sub-temperatures for each volume, wherein said target sub-temperatures are sequentially higher for each volume, in the direction of the water flow from inlet to outlet; increasing the target sub-temperatures in periods of forecasted higher demand, and, inversely, decreasing the target sub-temperatures in periods of forecasted lower demand; heating the volumes up to the target sub-temperatures, when the user indicates so or when a source of heat is available.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: João Paulo MARQUES DIAS PINTO, Pedro Emanuel MARQUES DIAS PINTO, João Pedro SILVA DE CARVALHO
  • Publication number: 20150020896
    Abstract: A method for continuously refilling an evaporator chamber is described. A solid material is transferred into a vacuum chamber via a vacuum lock. The vacuum chamber has a partition permeable only to liquid material. The material is heated in the vacuum chamber by a heating jacket of the vacuum chamber until liquefaction, and c. the material is transferred into a basin within an evaporator chamber via a drain and a connecting channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Raimund BOGER, Andreas JAHNKE, Thomas GOETZE
  • Publication number: 20150013781
    Abstract: A pressure compensation and mixing device for a fluid heater has a mixing unit and a pressure compensation unit. The mixing unit is configured to mix a fluid guided in the mixing unit. The pressure compensation unit is configured to homogenize the pressure in the fluid. The mixing unit and the pressure compensation unit are integrated in a housing which allows for a compact structure. By the mixing unit, a specific homogenization of the temperature of the water heated by the fluid heater is achieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Wickelmaier, Johannes Laging
  • Publication number: 20150013622
    Abstract: A water heater appliance and a method for operating the same are provided. The method includes receiving a first temperature measurement from a temperature sensor of the water heater appliance, receiving a second temperature measurement from the temperature sensor of the water heater appliance, and establishing if water is flowing through a conduit of the water heater appliance based at least in part on the first and second temperature measurements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Brett Alan Farris, Craig lung-Pei Tsai, Eric Jeffrey Klingeman
  • Patent number: 8931506
    Abstract: An energy-saving, downsized gas supply apparatus equipped with a vaporizer is provided, wherein the gas supply apparatus is capable of stably and easily performing highly accurate gas flow rate control without requiring rigorous temperature control on the vaporizer side. The present invention pertains to a gas supply apparatus equipped with a vaporizer that includes (a) a liquid receiving tank; (b) a vaporizer that vaporizes liquid; (c) a high-temperature type pressure type flow rate control device that adjusts a flow rate of a vaporized gas; and (d) heating devices that heat the vaporizer, the high-temperature type pressure type flow rate control device, and desired portions of pipe passages connected to the vaporizer and the high-temperature type pressure type flow rate control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Fujikin Incorporated
    Inventors: Atsushi Nagata, Masaaki Nagase, Atsushi Hidaka, Kaoru Hirata, Atsushi Matsumoto, Kouji Nishino, Ryousuke Dohi, Nobukazu Ikeda
  • Publication number: 20150000749
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a water management system for use on board a passenger transport vehicle. The water management system may be used to address and manage excess humidity, water leaks, or any other instance when water or other liquid may collect at a certain location. The disclosure provides a system for managing excess water and for optionally delivering the water to another location. The removal location may be a disposal outlet or it may be a beneficial use of the collected water on-board the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Keith Holmes, Razmik Boodaghians
  • Publication number: 20150000595
    Abstract: The invention provides an apparatus for increasing the size of gas-entrained particles in order to render the gas-entrained particles detectable by a particle detector, the apparatus comprising an evaporation chamber (2) and a condenser (7); the apparatus is configured so that vapour-laden gas from the evaporation chamber can flow into the condenser and condensation of the vaporisable substance onto gas-entrained particles in the condenser takes place to increase the size of the particles so that they are capable of being detected by a particle detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Boris Zachar GORBUNOV, Harald Wilhelm Julius GNEWUCH
  • Publication number: 20150000757
    Abstract: Methods and systems for reducing a pressure of compressed natural gas and for delivering natural gas are disclosed. A regulator comprising a vortex tube may be used to reduce the pressure of compressed natural gas while a temperature thereof is also reduced. The temperature reduction associated with a pressure drop in the compressed natural gas is achieved by throttling the gas at constant enthalpy from 3,000 psig to 150 psig through the regulator. At least one heat exchanger may be utilized to increase the temperature of the compressed natural gas to a temperature suitable for injection delivery. A pressure-reducing regulator may be used to further reduce a pressure of the gas to about 45 psig for delivery to an end-user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Questar Gas Company
  • Publication number: 20140373514
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing liquid additive includes a tank for the liquid additive which has at least one heat distribution structure for distributing heat in a first tank section. A delivery unit is inserted into the tank for removing the liquid additive from the tank. The delivery unit includes at least one heating device. The heating device of the delivery unit and the heat distribution structure of the tank are connected to each other by at least one thermal coupling. A method for assembling the apparatus and a motor vehicle having the apparatus are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Peter BAUER, Jan HODGSON, Sven SCHEPERS
  • Publication number: 20140353224
    Abstract: Automated fluid handling system comprising a housing and two or more fluid handling units arranged as interchangeable modular components with an external fluidics section and an internal non fluidics section, and wherein the housing comprises a liquid handling panel with two or more of component positions for receiving said interchangeable modular components such that the external fluidics section is separated from the non fluidics section by the liquid handling panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
  • Publication number: 20140332094
    Abstract: A parts washer assembly containing a volume of cleaning solution and a receptacle disposed on top of a tank holding the cleaning solution may comprise a control unit disposed on top of the tank and covering a portion of an opening of the tank and a pump assembly including a motor and extension wherein the motor is located above the control unit and the extension extends into the tank of cleaning solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Rudy Publ
  • Publication number: 20140326413
    Abstract: A hot gas generation device with which a gas flow, for example, an air flow, is heated. This device is used for heating an edge band or another coating material, in particular an adhesive layer provided on this coating material. In this way, the coating material is prepared for being applied to a (wooden) work piece, which may, for example, be plate-shaped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Reiner Gotz, Johannes Schmid
  • Patent number: 8875728
    Abstract: A fluidized bed reactor system is disclosed. The system may be used in connection with a locally cooled gas distribution plate, which may control the reaction and increase system efficiency. A thermal bridge breaking system for disrupting heat transfer across the reactor is also disclosed. The thermal bridge breaking system may be provided in connection with, or separate from, the gas distribution plate cooling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Siliken Chemicals, S.L.
    Inventors: Javier Sansegundo-Sanchez, Xavier Benavides-Rel, Manuel Vales-Canle, Maria Tomas-Martinez
  • Publication number: 20140318635
    Abstract: An improved safety device, for oil and gas installations, includes one or more conduits for the transport of oil and/or gas, and one or more valves, where the safety system includes a freezing device, which can be provided substantially around a conduit and/or a valve, where the freezing device cools the conduit and/or valve in such a way, preferably by using liquid nitrogen of freon, that the medium in the conduit and/or the valve freezes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: VORSCON HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Marinus van Eijk
  • Publication number: 20140318634
    Abstract: The present application provides a fuel conditioning system for delivering a flow of fuel to a nozzle in a gas turbine engine. The fuel conditioning system may include a fuel compressor to increase the pressure of the flow of fuel, a pressure reduction valve to decrease the pressure of the flow of fuel, and a heater downstream of the pressure reduction valve. The pressure reduction valve may include a rotary control valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Hua Zhang, Douglas Scott Byrd, Iris Ziqin Hu, Dean Matthew Erickson
  • Publication number: 20140311590
    Abstract: Provided is an antioxidant gas supply unit including: a base body (10) in a shape of a hollow plate having antioxidant gas flow paths (53) and (54) defined therein; an antioxidation gas inlet (20) for letting an antioxidant gas flow into the antioxidant gas flow paths (53) and (54); a through hole (30) penetrating through the base body (10) in a through-thickness direction so that a capillary (72) is allowed to be inserted into and removed from the hole, and communicating with the antioxidant gas flow paths (53) and (54) to let the antioxidant gas flow out; and a film heater (40) attached to an outer surface of the base body (10) around the through hole (30). The antioxidant gas supply unit has a compact structure and is capable of effectively heating a free air ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Shinkawa Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru MAEDA, Mitsuaki SAKAKURA
  • Publication number: 20140311582
    Abstract: A fluid transport system and related methods is disclosed. The fluid transport system includes an elongated conduit having at least one fluid-transporting pathway. At least one heat tracing structure is bonded to a surface of the elongated conduit. A thermal conductor is removably positioned within the at least one heat tracing structure, wherein a quantity of thermal energy is transferred from the thermal conductor to the at least one fluid-transporting pathway. A bundle jacket is positioned about the exterior of the elongated conduit and the at least one heat tracing structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Jerry Bunch, JR., James Stahl, James Bradley, Erik Langdon
  • Publication number: 20140305515
    Abstract: The present invention provides a liquid replenishing device comprising a liquid storage tank, a chemical liquid supply pipeline, an ultrapure water supply pipeline, an ultrapure water quantitative supplement pipeline and a circulating pipeline. The chemical liquid supply pipeline supplies chemical liquids to the liquid storage tank. The ultrapure water supply pipeline supplies ultrapure water to the liquid storage tank. The ultrapure water quantitative supplement pipeline quantitatively replenishes ultrapure water to the liquid storage tank. One end of the circulating pipeline is connected with the outlet of the liquid storage tank, the other end of the circulating pipeline is connected with the inlet of the liquid storage tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Guochao Chu, Jinqun He, Yingying Wang, Likun Pei
  • Publication number: 20140299198
    Abstract: A multi-end connector adaptor comprising a main pipe run having a main pipe run connector flange located at the inlet end of the main pipe run; and outlet ends of first and second transverse auxiliary pipe runs having a ball valve type end connector flange comprising a flow bore through the respective flange and an annular landing recessed in the respective flange around the flow bore to receive a seat ring for sealing against a flow control element of a ball valve. Multiport severe service ball valve assemblies, systems comprising the multi-end connector adaptors and methods of use are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy Way Diehl, Duc Thanh Tran
  • Publication number: 20140290755
    Abstract: An injection cooler for cooling hot steam in a pipeline has an injecting device that has multiple injection nozzles. The cooler includes a regulating body connected to a coolant supply. The regulating body is equipped with a valve arrangement to regulate coolant feed to the injection nozzles. Coolant feed lines are provided between the injecting device and the regulating body with a separate coolant feed line being provided for each injection nozzle. Ends of the coolant feed lines of the injecting device are secured to a first flange plate which can be secured to a surface on the injecting device. Ends of the coolant feed lines associated with the regulating body are secured to a second flange plate which is secured to a receiving surface of the regulating body. The injecting device has a tubular mixing portion with a de Laval nozzle-type longitudinal section along a longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Gerhard Seewald, Kay Fugmann
  • Publication number: 20140261762
    Abstract: A system for heating fluid lines to prevent freezing and ice build up. A heated fluid line is utilized within the pipeline to achieve improved thermal transfer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Certek Heat Machine Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Barendregt, Calvin Barendregt, Caleb Barendregt
  • Publication number: 20140261761
    Abstract: An EUV light source target material handling system is disclosed which may comprise a droplet generator having a target material reservoir in which the target material may be replenished while a nozzle portion of the droplet generator is maintained at temperature. Also disclosed is a system for selectively draining spent target material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Georgiy VASCHENKO, Peter Baumgart, Jeffrey Gacutan, martin Algots, Theodosios Syrpis, Chirag Rajyaguru, Sanjeev Seshagiri
  • Patent number: 8833383
    Abstract: A multi-vane throttling valve for a vacuum process chamber includes a throttle chamber body having an inside exposed to the vacuum process chamber and an outside exposed to atmospheric pressure, the chamber body defining a through-opening for controlling vacuum within the vacuum process chamber, a plurality of rotatable vanes mounted within the through-opening for controlling a flow of gases through the through-opening where each rotatable vane includes a cooling flow pathway in fluid communication with and disposed longitudinally along each rotatable vane, and a drive mechanism disposed on and connected to an outside of the throttle chamber body for rotating the plurality of rotatable vanes to vary the flow of process gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Ferrotec (USA) Corporation
    Inventor: Pheng Sin
  • Patent number: RE45965
    Abstract: A diverter valve controlling input of two different extruded materials has a valve body having an axially extending opening, and a valve piston axially movable in the opening between first and second positions. The body defines a first inlet for receiving a first material, and a second inlet for receiving a second material with first and second outlets opposite the inlets. The piston has first and second through channels and first and second cross-over channels, each with inlet side and outlet side ports. A first flushing channel communicates with the first inlet and end ports, a second flushing channel communicates with the second inlet and end ports, and a third flushing channel opposite the first two communicates with the second outlet and includes a plurality of ports, with all the ports, inlets and outlets open to the axial opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Processing Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dana R. Hanson, Mitchell L. Gritzner