With Diversion Of Part Of Fluid To Heat Or Cool The Device Or Its Contents Patents (Class 137/339)
  • Patent number: 9746132
    Abstract: Described herein are at least systems and methods for cryogenic fluid delivery which utilize pumpless delivery of cryogenic fluid. The systems and methods utilize hydraulic pressure, saturation pressure, or a combination of both hydraulic pressure and saturation pressure to deliver cryogen to a use device, such as an engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Chart Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Gustafson, Erik Gustafson
  • Patent number: 9683702
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for pressurizing delivery of a low-temperature liquefied material, and more particularly, to an apparatus for pressurizing delivery of a low-temperature liquefied material, which can convert the low-temperature liquefied material into a high-pressure gas and easily deliver the gas without causing changes in a composition and flashing phenomenon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Dae Jun Chang, Su Won Seo, Jun Young Kim
  • Patent number: 9631545
    Abstract: A tractor-trailer truck engine coolant manifold comprises a first supply port for receiving coolant from an engine or radiator, and a first return port for returning coolant to the engine or radiator. The manifold also has a second supply port in fluid communication with the first supply port, and a second return port in fluid communication with the first return port. Further, the manifold can have a third supply port in fluid communication with the first supply port, and a third return port in fluid communication with the first return port. The coolant manifold can further have one or more internal flow paths that are configured so that coolant flow rate or pressure exiting one supply port is different from the coolant flow rate or pressure exiting from another supply port, pre-selected based upon the thermal requirements of the heat source or heat sink components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Hans Fredric Valfridsson
  • Patent number: 9464764
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a system and a method. A described pipeline system includes a transportation conduit containing a gas hydrate flowing from a first geographical location to another geographical location. The pipeline system includes a cooling system in thermal contact with the flowing gas hydrate and maintaining the temperature of the flowing gas hydrate within a target temperature range predicted to maintain a selected stability of the flowing gas hydrate. In an embodiment, the pipeline system includes a controller configured to control a pressure or temperature of the flowing gas hydrate in response to a sensed pressure or temperature of the flowing gas hydrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9347206
    Abstract: A fluid heating system for heating fluid flowing in a pipe to prevent freezing and ice build up. A controllable variable flow heat exchanger is utilized within the pipe to provide thermal transfer to the fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Certek Heat Machine Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Barendregt, Caleb Barendregt
  • Patent number: 9303819
    Abstract: Described embodiments include a system and a method. A described system includes a pipeline system that transports flowable natural gas hydrate slurries. The pipeline system including a transportation conduit configured to contain natural gas hydrate slurry flowing from a first geographic location to a second geographic location. The natural gas hydrate slurry includes a natural gas hydrate and a liquid. A removal system is configured to withdraw a portion of the liquid from the flowing natural gas hydrate slurry. The pipeline system includes a cooling system configured to cool the withdrawn liquid to a target temperature range predicted to provide a selected stability of the natural gas slurry during transit of the natural gas slurry over at least a portion of the distance from the first geographic location to the second geographic location. A mixing system is configured to reintroduce the cooled withdrawn liquid into the flowing natural gas slurry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventors: Roderick A. Hyde, Lowell L. Wood, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9052031
    Abstract: A magnet core of a magnet valve is guided in a core guiding tube of a solenoid so as to be axially shiftable, and cooperates at a first end face opposite a flow opening with a sealing system in such a manner that the flow opening is closed in a first end position and is open in a second end position. The magnet core is in flow communication with a valve space which is filled with a medium, in particular a medium of high viscosity. Around the circumference of the magnet core, a plurality of longitudinal grooves, extending in the direction of the longitudinal center line, extend toward the first end face, starting from a second end face opposite the first end face, the longitudinal grooves having at least a depth of 25% of the diameter of the magnet core. Further, a magnet valve comprising such a magnet core is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Buerkert Werke GMBH
    Inventor: Albert Leidig
  • Patent number: 8789553
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a control block provided with a plurality of control block elements in each of which a valve arrangement for controlling an associated hydraulic consumer is provided. Said control block also comprises an oil channel which runs through at least one control block element for controlling the temperature thereof independently of the control of the valve arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Peter Büttner, Robert Rüppel
  • Patent number: 8739544
    Abstract: A staging valve arrangement is described that comprises an arrangement of electrically driven staging valves that are located, in use, in the high temperature core zone of an engine. Each staging valve may comprise a housing having an inlet, a pilot flow outlet and a mains flow outlet, a valve member movable between a closed position in which the mains flow outlet is closed and an open position in which the mains flow outlet is open, a motor operable to drive the valve member for movement, and a cooling arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Controls and Data Services Limited
    Inventors: Neil Rawlinson, Michael Robert Lyons, William Keith Bradbury, Laurence Alden, Blair Ramsay, Mark Scully
  • Patent number: 8590292
    Abstract: In a system for feeding fluid into an exhaust gas after-treatment system, during operation fluid is fed via a feed line of the dispensing unit from a main container and is partially returned via a return line to the main container. A diaphragm pressure container is provided on the feed line downstream of a pump and a non-return valve toward the dispensing unit. During operation of the pump, the diaphragm pressure container is filled with fluid. The diaphragm pressure container is emptied as soon as the pump stops operating. In this way, the dispensing unit is cooled even after the operation of the system has ended, thereby protecting electronic components of the same from overheating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Daimler AG
    Inventor: Siegfried Vieth
  • Patent number: 8499555
    Abstract: A valve for use with a turbocharger is disclosed. The valve may have a valve element movable to selectively direct a flow of fluid. They valve may also have a control portion connected to move the valve element, and a cooling portion configured to receive a pressurized cooling medium from the turbocharger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew T. Wolk, Thomas A. Bevill, Terry W. Grabb, Mehdi Mahssini, Paul M. Himmell
  • Patent number: 8423269
    Abstract: An exhaust gas recirculation system including an exhaust gas passageway which routes a flow of exhaust gas from an exhaust gas source to an intake manifold; an exhaust gas passageway valve which controls flow to the intake manifold; a cooling system coupled with the exhaust gas passageway positioned at a location upstream of the exhaust gas source and downstream of the intake manifold and operable to transfer heat from the flow of exhaust gas to a coolant in flow communication with the cooling system; a bypass passageway coupled with the exhaust gas passageway and bypassing the cooling system; a bypass valve operable to control flow through the bypass passageway; at least one valve operation sensor; and a controller operable to control the bypass valve to direct the flow of exhaust gas to the bypass passageway during exhaust gas recirculation based on a signal from the valve operation sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy Harden, T. Andy Craig, James M. Eickmeyer, Amit Ashok Surve, Timothy R Evans, Kerk B. McKeon, Scott Henry
  • Publication number: 20130036722
    Abstract: A fuel system includes a fuel control unit having a fuel passage that extends between an inlet to at least one pump stage and an outlet at a metering valve that is operable to control fuel supply. A portion of the fuel passage extends through a heat exchanger.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: Behzad Hashenas, David Lloyd Ripley, Ayman Battikha
  • Patent number: 8267119
    Abstract: The invention relates to a valve for controlling volumetric flows in a heating and/or cooling system of a motor vehicle, comprising a valve housing (10), from which at least one inlet channel (18) and at least one outlet channel (20, 22) branch, in addition to at least one disc-type valve body (28) for controlling the flow, said body being located in the valve housing so that it can rotate about the axis (31) of a driven shaft (30). According to the invention, the valve body (28) is operatively connected to an electromotive drive (24) by means of a gear system (64). The invention also relates to a heating and/or cooling system (110) of a motor vehicle, comprising a valve (131) of this type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jochen Moench, Alois Hils, Georg Reeb, Roland Schmidt, Juergen Tempel, Sven Urlaub
  • Publication number: 20120031509
    Abstract: A fan assembly includes a motor-driven impeller for creating an air flow, at least one heater for heating a first portion of the air flow, means for diverting a second portion of the air flow away from said at least one heater, and a casing comprising at least one first air outlet for emitting the first portion of the air flow and at least one second air outlet from emitting the second portion of the air flow. To cool an external surface of the casing, at least one second air outlet is arranged to direct at least part of the second portion of the air flow over the external surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: John David WALLACE, Chang Hin Choong
  • Publication number: 20120018006
    Abstract: A machine for fluid transportation is provided. The machine includes a fluid displacement unit, a driving unit, a common shaft which transmits torque from the driving unit to the fluid displacement unit, a common casing, a suction line and a discharge line. The flow of the fluid is divided by at least one division unit into a primary flow to be pumped or compressed and a secondary flow which is lead to internal heat sources in the casing for cooling purpose by a conduction system. A throttling device is arranged in the suction line and the division unit is arranged upstream of the throttling device on the suction line, wherein the primary and second flows are reunited downstream the throttling device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Inventor: Theo Nijhuis
  • Publication number: 20110272042
    Abstract: This present invention provides a high power electronic device which is used for transforming the alternating current into the direct current, or transforming the direct current into the alternating current: a thyristor valve module, there are two same thyristor valve segments in the whole thyristor valve module; each segment includes saturated reactor, thyristor valve unit, direct current equalizing resistor unit, acquiring energy unit, damped resistor unit, damped capacitor unit, gate series unit and water cooling system. This device series connects the thyristor valves to meet different transmission powers and different voltage ranks. This device is the key element of the high voltage direct current transmission. It can be used for different voltage ranks AD transmission system and can also be used for different voltage ranks DC system, including the ultra-high voltage 800 kV and above system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2009
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventors: Xiaoguang Wei, Guangfu Tang, Jialiang Wen, Sheng Zhang
  • Publication number: 20110139269
    Abstract: In one embodiment a method and apparatus is provided that prevents water waste that commonly occurs while one is are waiting for hot water to arrive at a shower head or other hot water source. The embodiment saves the water that would go down the drain while waiting for the hot water to arrive from the water heating unit by capturing the cold/warm water and adding it back to the shower water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: June 16, 2011
    Inventor: Spencer Dean Rogers
  • Patent number: 7845164
    Abstract: A method for storing an additive and injecting the additive into exhaust gases of an engine supplied with fuel from a fuel tank and returning unused excess hot fuel to the tank via a return line. The method heats the additive using a section of the return line when the additive temperature is below or equal to a threshold value, and short circuits the heating section when the additive temperature exceeds the threshold value. A system for implementing such a method includes an additive heating section including a section of the return line; a temperature sensor; and a device allowing the heating section to be short circuited when the temperature measured by the sensor exceeds the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2010
    Assignee: Inergy Automotive Systems Research (Société Anonyme)
    Inventor: Stephane Leonard
  • Publication number: 20100163111
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a temperature controlling apparatus and the temperature controlling method which can arrest foaming and inflation of the air contained in a liquid, and can perform temperature controlling of a liquid of high reliance, and the present invention is constructed to have one or a plurality of sets of nozzles which can suck and discharge a liquid through a tip, and can retain the sucked liquid, a suction and discharge mechanism which can suck and discharge a gas via the each nozzle, a temperature regulator which can maintain one or two or more set predetermined temperatures for a predetermined time regarding one or two or more predetermined temperature controlling regions set in the each nozzle, a movement mechanism which allows relative movement between one or two or more containers which can accommodate a liquid and a nozzle, and a controlling part which instructs the movement mechanism, the suction and discharge mechanism or the temperature regulator to adjust a liquid to be suck
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2008
    Publication date: July 1, 2010
    Inventor: Hideji Tajima
  • Patent number: 7325563
    Abstract: An electromagnetic valve generally has a housing, a valve element, an electromagnetic driving portion and a filter. The housing forms a fluid flow passage therein. The valve element is installed in the housing to control a flow of a fluid through the fluid flow passage. The electromagnetic driving portion is installed in the housing to generate a magnetic attraction force when it is energized to actuate the valve element. At least a part of the electromagnetic coil is within the fluid flow passage. The filter is installed in the fluid flow passage on an upstream side of the at least a part of the electromagnetic driving portion to filtrate the fluid flowing through the fluid flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2008
    Inventor: Naohito Seko
  • Patent number: 7311266
    Abstract: A freeze-proof water valve (10) for supplying secondary water under pressure in freezing ambient conditions to a snow making apparatus (11) having primary water spray nozzles (12) and secondary water spray nozzles (13,14). The valve housing (15) is provided with an interior primary water chamber (16) with a water inlet (17) and a primary water outlet (18) for continuous passage of primary water under pressure therethrough for delivery to primary water spray nozzles (12) on the snow making apparatus (11). A valve body (22,24) is mounted within this valve housing (15) within the primary water chamber (16) for flow of water therearound from the housing inlet (17) to the primary outlet (18) to prevent freeze-up of the valve body (22,24) when in the off position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2007
    Inventor: Charles N. Santry
  • Publication number: 20070186981
    Abstract: A hydraulic control apparatus for a vehicular fluid-actuated power transmitting device provided with a lock-up clutch and an oil cooler, the lock-up clutch being operable between an engaged state and a released state according to a difference between pressures of a working fluid in an engaging fluid chamber and a releasing fluid chamber, the oil cooler being connected to a fluid passage communicating with the engaging and releasing fluid chambers, and operable to cool the working fluid, the hydraulic control apparatus including an oil cooler by-pass valve operable to permit the working fluid to by-pass the oil cooler, and a low-temperature by-pass device operable to open the oil cooler by-pass valve, for permitting the working fluid to by-passes the oil cooler, when a temperature of the working fluid is lower than a predetermined lower limit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Publication date: August 16, 2007
    Inventors: Hiroshi Fukushima, Naoki Kato, Kenichi Tsuchida
  • Patent number: 7210496
    Abstract: A compressed gas storage system includes a gas tank formed for storing therein compressed gas, a gas discharge path provided in the gas tank, a solenoid valve connected to the gas discharge path and disposed in an interior of the gas tank for controlling the flow of compressed gas that goes out of the gas tank and a control unit to which the solenoid valve is connected. An outer circumferential surface of the solenoid valve is covered with a cover, so that a space defined between the cover and the outer circumferential surface is made to communicate with the gas discharge path to thereby form a gas flow path. A heat transfer fin is formed on an inner circumferential surface of the cover in such a manner as to extend radially inwardly, so as to be brought into contact with the outer circumferential surface of the solenoid valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroyoshi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 7017601
    Abstract: An electromagnetic valve of a reduced size capable of suppressing temperature rise of a coil regardless of continuous electrical energization over an extended time while preventing attracting force from lowering includes a coil cooling fluid passage (9a; 8a; 4a) for communicating a coil cooling fluid sump space (2a) with a controlled pressure region for allowing a fluid to flow into the coil cooling fluid sump space (2a) from the controlled pressure region. The coil cooling fluid passage includes a small-diameter communicating passage portion (9a) provided so as not to exert influence to a hydraulic pressure prevailing in the controlled pressure region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hidehiro Soga, Kenji Nakao, Kouichi Ojima, Yuji Bando
  • Patent number: 6789562
    Abstract: The subject invention is a valve for regulating the viscosity of fluid. The valve includes a housing defining a bore having a first inlet supplying “cold” hydraulic fluid at a first viscosity and a second inlet supplying “hot” hydraulic fluid at a second viscosity. A spool valve disposed within the bore has at least one land to proportionally control the flow of hydraulic fluid through the inlets. Hydraulic fluid from the first and second inlets mixes within the valve and exits the valve through an outlet at an optimum viscosity. A flow restrictor creates a pressure force on the spool valve that is proportional to the viscosity of the hydraulic fluid flowing through the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Gerald P. Dyer, Richard Hector Bostiga
  • Patent number: 6729344
    Abstract: A faucet for a cold/hot fountain water machine has a mounting base, a cover, a positioning tube, a hot water delivery tube, and an external tube wherein the mounting base is equipped with a pair of cold and hot water controlling handles bifurcating at both sides thereof for regulating the discharge of cold/hot water. The cover is sleeve joined to the external tube and securely located thereto via a C-shaped hook. The external tube is sleeve joined to the upper section of the hot water delivery tube thereof with the hot water delivery tube thereof housed therein and a fissure pipe line defined thereby for the discharge of cold water. The mounting base also has a recycle tube for sending cold water taken in via a diverted line of a water inlet tube thereof to a heater connected to one end of the hot water delivery tube for the discharge of hot water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2004
    Assignee: Shion Choin Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerry Hung
  • Patent number: 6440317
    Abstract: A cyclonic ice separator (72) is provided for removing ice from low temperature aviation fuels. The temperature of the fuel is lowered beneath the freezing point of water, such that significant amounts of dissolved water leaves solution and becomes free water, and the free water freezes and becomes filterable. The fuel is then passed through the cyclonic separator (72), which spins the fuel in an intense cyclonic spiral path 121 to create centrifugal forces which separate the ice from the fuel. Heating elements (110, 128) are provided within the cyclonic separator (72) to prevent blockage of ice and water discharge ports (118, 78). A mixture of fuel, ice and water is passed from the cyclonic separator (72) and into a reclamation unit (80), in which gravity separates a reclaimed portion of the fuel from the ice and water. The fuel is then passed through conventional aircraft filtration equipment (130).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2002
    Assignee: Fuel Dynamics
    Inventor: Terence Lee Koethe
  • Patent number: 6305398
    Abstract: A method for heating a valve configuration of a steam turbine, includes the steps of directing steam to a closed valve of the valve configuration, condensing the steam in the valve, and discharging the condensate. The temperature is kept at the saturated-steam temperature corresponding to the respective steam pressure. The method is in particular suited for keeping a bypass-valve configuration hot. The bypass-valve configuration is intended for bypassing the steam turbine on the steam side. For this purpose, a steam line is connected to the valve configuration. The steam line has an inclined line section with a rising slope or a falling slope directly upstream of the valve configuration. A valve configuration for a steam turbine is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2001
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Logar, Rainer Neumann, Edwin Gobrecht
  • Patent number: 6284549
    Abstract: In a system and method for venting trapped gas from a reagent chamber in a reagent tube system and method, the system includes a valve insertion tool for inserting a valve in the tube so as to seal the chamber and enclose a reagent therein, and so as to vent trapped gas from the chamber. The system further includes a tube and valves comprised of materials for enabling momentary deflection of the valves for insertion in the tube. The tube and valve materials further enable the valve to remain in place to obstruct the flow of reagent from one chamber to the next upon insertion in the tube. They are further adapted to be readily displaceable with minimal focused force when separate dispensing or interaction and intermixing of the reagents is required for use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2001
    Assignee: Ventrex, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Guthrie
  • Patent number: 6279603
    Abstract: An injector for delivery of a fluid into a stream of hot gas is disclosed. The injector has a valve body with an elongated chamber in fluid communication with an orifice. A valve seat surrounds the orifice. A valve plunger is disposed within the chamber, an end of the plunger being adapted to sealingly interengage the seat. The plunger is slidably movable between an open and a closed position to open and close the orifice. A fluid inlet and an outlet are disposed within the valve body to deliver fluid to an annular fluid passageway in the chamber adjacent to the valve seat. Fluid is circulated through the annular passageway to cool the valve and a portion of the fluid is expelled through the orifice when the orifice is opened. The plunger is biased into the closed position by a coil spring and movable into the open position by a solenoid actuator mounted atop the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2001
    Assignees: Ambac International, Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Czarnik, Jeffrey P. DiCarlo, Curtis J. Knapper, Thomas C. Simard, Theodore J. Tarabulski
  • Patent number: 5984258
    Abstract: A shape memory alloy actuator assembly for a fuel injector, wherein the response times of the shape memory alloy element is decreased to less than about 1 millisecond by forced, convective heat transfer from the SMA element or elements. The forced, convective heat transfer is provided by the circulation of fluid across the SMA element by a metering orifice plate, which directs a fluid flow across the SMA element so as to maximize the area of contact between the fuel and the SMA element, regardless of whether the fuel injection valve is opened or closed. Use of forced convective heat transfer in accordance with the present invention allows greater power input levels than previously possible without resulting in an over-temperature condition of the SMA alloy, as well as constant response times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 16, 1999
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Albert Martin Knebel, Michael Raymond Salemi, James Zizelman
  • Patent number: 5785087
    Abstract: A water hydraulic proportional control valve comprising: a valve body having a supply port, a control port and a return port; a spool axially movably disposed in the valve body for changing a direction of the working fluid and a flow rate of the working fluid; a direct driving mechanism which directly converts electric signals into a driving force for moving the spool, the valve opening of the control valve is controlled by means of a proportional control of the amount of a displacement of the spool from a neutral position thereof toward one direction or another according to an input signal supplied to the direct driving mechanism; spool side chambers provided on both sides of the spool; and drain channels formed in communication to each of the spool side chambers; wherein a water is used as the working fluid, and a flow passages is provided for introducing a pressurized fluid into said spool side chambers, whereby water filling the chamber is constantly replaced by a fresh water thereby preventing generation
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 1997
    Date of Patent: July 28, 1998
    Assignee: Ebara Corporation
    Inventors: Tamami Takahashi, Yuichi Usami
  • Patent number: 5586720
    Abstract: A hot water supply system is provided, which includes a ring pipeline which extends through a water heater and in which water circulates, before going through tap pipelines to taps. The circulation pipelines have a substantially smaller cross-section than that of the tap pipelines. The circulation pipelines extend, for a portion thereof, in the interior of the tap pipelines before terminating openly in a region of a tap. A pipe branch piece is included, which is in the form of a continuous pipe and forms a component of the tap pipeline. A branch pipe of the pipe branch piece receives the circulation pipeline. The branch pipe forms an acute angle with the tap pipeline, with the angle being opened opposite to the flow direction in the tap pipeline. The section of the circulation pipeline, which extends to the tap, is inserted endways into the branch pipe, while the remaining section of the branch pipe joints at the branch pipe and at the ring pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 1995
    Date of Patent: December 24, 1996
    Assignee: Herbert Spiegel
    Inventors: Herbert Spiegel, Robert Bohm
  • Patent number: 5558303
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for de-icing an aircraft of the type having wings and fuel storage in the wings. Hot fuel is provided for fueling the aircraft. The hot fuel is at elevated temperatures which are sufficiently high enough to transfer heat from the fuel, through a fuel tank extending within the wings, and to the exterior of the wings to de-ice the aircraft. A storage tank stores the fuel, and a heater heats the fuel to elevated temperatures. An intermediate thermal transfer system having a secondary thermal fluid transfers heat from a primary power source to the fuel. Further, a substantial volume of the secondary thermal fuel may be maintained at elevated temperatures to provide a sufficient thermal reserve capacity for heating the fuel upon demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 1994
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Inventors: Terence L. Koethe, Richard M. Wilson, Gary L. Reid
  • Patent number: 5499651
    Abstract: Auto-deicing system with a valve having a butterfly plate (5).The spindle (8) of the valve (4) is controlled by a system terminated by a pin (11) coaxial to the spindle (8) and which, like the latter, has slots (13). When the pin (8) is iced up, the control system initiates a movement of the pin (11) so that the slots (12, 13) come into extension with one another, which allows a circulation of the hot gas on one side of the butterfly plate (5) through the spindle (8), which is thus reheated. The opening movement resumes when the ice has melted.The invention is applicable to cold starting systems on aircraft engines.(FIG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 1994
    Date of Patent: March 19, 1996
    Assignee: Societe Nationale d'Etude et de Construction de Moteurs d'Aviation "SNECMA"
    Inventors: Claude Gallo, Guy E. O. LeClercq
  • Patent number: 5406798
    Abstract: A main flow divider valve for a main stage of a multi-stage combustor includes a cooling loop for flowing pilot fuel therethrough to remove heat from the main flow divider valve. Various construction details are disclosed which provide cooling of the main flow divider valve during pilot only operation of the multi-stage combustor. In a particular embodiment, the main flow divider valve includes a cooling loop disposed about a housing of the main flow divider valve. The cooling loop has an inlet in fluid communication with a first port of a relief valve and an outlet in fluid communication with the pilot fuel lines. The cooling loop receives a flow of pilot fuel during all operational conditions of the gas turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: April 18, 1995
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Charles E. Wiesner, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5251659
    Abstract: A solenoid valve which has a first magnetic core that is separated from a second magnetic core by a bushing. The bushing has an inner corner that sits within an outer seat of the first magnetic core, and an outer seat that cooperates with an inner seat of the second magnetic core such that the magnetic cores capture the bushing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1991
    Date of Patent: October 12, 1993
    Inventors: Oded E. Sturman, Benjamin Grill, Walter L. Harrison
  • Patent number: 5161450
    Abstract: A device to prevent freezng of a reciprocating air motor which drives a reciprocating plunger pump for liquid pressurized transport in which a passage exclusively for exhaust which is connected to an exhaust passage and a exhaust pipe which is connected to this passage exclusively for exhaust are installed, as is a compressed air switch valve and an air tube which supplies hot air to the exhaust passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 1991
    Date of Patent: November 10, 1992
    Assignee: Graco, Inc.
    Inventor: Yasuo Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 4800952
    Abstract: In a liquid metal heat transport system including a source of thaw heat for use in a space reactor power system, the thaw flow throttle or control comprises a fluid passage having forward and reverse flow sections and a partition having a plurality of bleed holes therein to enable fluid flow between the forward and reverse sections. The flow throttle is positioned in the system relatively far from the source of thaw heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 1987
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1989
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Aaron S. Kirpich
  • Patent number: 4750514
    Abstract: Disclosed is a solenoid valve assembly for use in an fuel injection pump of a motor vehicle basically comprising an electromagnetic actuator section including a stator, a core and a winding and a valve section having a valve for interrupting flow of fuel in a fuel passage. A rod-like member is coupled between the valve and the core and is movable within a guide hole made at the center of the stator so that the movement of the core is transmitted to the valve. The valve is biased by a spring in a direction closing the fuel passage. The valve is actuated to open the fuel passage in response to energization of the winding and is actuated to close the fuel passage in response to deenergization of the winding, the opening degree of the valve being regulated and adjusted by a stopper. The spring and the stopper is provided at a high pressure side of the fuel passage communicating with a compression chamber of the fuel injection pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 14, 1988
    Assignee: Nippondenso Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Omori, Masahiko Miyaki, Hitoshi Tomishima
  • Patent number: 4650042
    Abstract: A vibration damping system for vehicles, with a damping element in a cylinder. The cylinder holds a damping medium and is divided into two chambers by a piston. A damping valve, located in a bypass, is connected parallel to the work cylinder. The damping valve variably controls damping to any desired damping in the decompression and compression stages of operation of the vibration damping system. The damping valve has an axially-movable, controllable valve being disposable in an opening. The controllable valve is connected in a series fluid flow relationship with at least one pressure-controlled, spring-loaded valve within the same valve body. The damping valve can be installed in numerous variations in vibration damping systems of vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 1985
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1987
    Assignee: Boge GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz Knecht, Alfred Preukschat, Hubert Beck
  • Patent number: 4630445
    Abstract: The disclosure illustrates a wastegate valve for an internal combustion engine turbocharger comprising a valve head carried by a valve stem and arranged to cooperate with a valve seat in a bypass passage, the valve stem being mounted in a valve guide for movement between a position in which the valve head and valve seat cooperate to close the valve and a position in which the valve head is spaced from the valve seat. A shield formed from a cup shaped thin wall pressing is provided at least partly surrounding the valve stem in a region thereof exposed to heat from the exhaust gases, the shield being disposed so as to deflect hot exhaust gases away from that part of the stem surrounded by the shield. Passageways are provided for conducting a flow of cooling fluid to said valve stem in between a pair of spaced valve guide inserts in at least part of the region surrounded by the shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 1985
    Date of Patent: December 23, 1986
    Assignee: Holset Engineering Company Limited
    Inventor: John Parker
  • Patent number: 4289204
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for treatment of crude oil and well fluids and equipment used in conducting the well fluids. Solar heating means are provided to heat the well fluids to improve the treatment qualities of the fluids. A solar heater is connected to an oil well flow line to remove paraffin and demulsify at the oil well site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 1979
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1981
    Assignee: Sun Tech Energy Corporation
    Inventor: Orvel L. Stewart
  • Patent number: 4096883
    Abstract: A closed-center controller is disclosed, especially of the type utilized in hydrostatic power steering systems. The controller includes valving which, in the neutral position, defines a bypass passage communicating inlet fluid through the interior of the hollow, primary valve member to the tank port of the controller. The bypass passage includes a variable bypass orifice having a maximum flow area in the neutral position of the valving and decreasing to zero as the valving is displaced from the neutral position. The variable bypass orifice permits the passage of just enough fluid, typically in the range of about 0.25 gpm to about 0.5 gpm, to minimize the temperature difference between the controller valving and the remainder of the hydraulic system, thus minimizing the possibility of thermal seizure of the valving within the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 1976
    Date of Patent: June 27, 1978
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventor: James K. Yip
  • Patent number: 4077545
    Abstract: An instant hot water dispenser system utilizes the same spout to dispense instant hot water as is used to dispense water from the plumbing system of the building and mixtures thereof. The instant hot water dispenser utilizes a small electrically heated hot water tank located adjacent to the faucet and includes a faucet spout having an inside passage for dispensing instant hot water and an outer passage for dispensing plumbing system water. The outer water passage provides an insulating water jacket surrounding the instant hot water passage to prevent high temperatures of the spout surface and eliminate the possibility of burns to the user. Various valving arrangements are disclosed to dispense through the spout plumbing system water only, instant hot water only, a mixture of instant hot water and plumbing system water, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 1976
    Date of Patent: March 7, 1978
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventor: Robert F. Karls