Circulating Fluid In Heat Exchange Relationship Patents (Class 137/340)
  • Patent number: 10770198
    Abstract: A method and a facility for filling a high- or medium-voltage gas-insulated electrical apparatus in which the insulating gas comprises a mixture of heptafluoroisobutyronitrile ((CF3)2CFCN) and carbon dioxide. The method and the facility using a mixture of (CF3)2CFCN and CO2 in pressurised liquid form which is heated to a temperature no lower than the critical temperature of the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Technology GmbH
    Inventors: Yannick Kieffel, François Biquez, Jacques Porte
  • Patent number: 10690063
    Abstract: An exhaust gas flap, especially for the exhaust gas stream of an internal combustion engine, includes a flap tube (24), a flap diaphragm (26). The flap diaphragm (26) is carried in the interior of the flap tube (24) on a pivot shaft (18), rotatable about a pivot axis (A). The flap diaphragm (26) has at least one flap diaphragm part (28, 30) and a mounting area (40) enclosing the pivot shaft (18) in at least some areas. A wing stop (42, 44) is provided at an inner circumferential area of the flap tube (24) in association with at least one flap diaphragm part (28, 30). A recess (60, 62, 64, 66) at the flap diaphragm (26), receiving a circumferential end area (48, 50) of a wing stop (42, 44), is provided in at least one axial end area of the mounting area (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: EBERSPÄCHER EXHAUST TECHNOLOGY GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Stefanos Varelis, Steffen Schmitt
  • Patent number: 10648749
    Abstract: A flow control device includes a body having an upper portion defining a flow passage extending axially along a primary axis between a first end port and a second end port, the flow passage defining a central cavity between the first and second end ports, and a lower portion defining an axially extending thermal conditioning inlet port and an axially extending thermal conditioning outlet port. A flow control element is disposed in the central cavity and movable to control fluid flow between the first end port and the second end port. The body further includes a thermal conditioning passage having a first vertical portion extending from the thermal conditioning inlet port into the upper portion of the body, a circumferential portion extending from the first vertical portion circumferentially around at least a portion of the flow passage, and a second vertical portion extending vertically from the circumferential portion to the thermal conditioning outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SWAGELOK COMPANY
    Inventors: Matthew R. Dixon, Karim Mahraz, Bryan S. Reiger, Robert Bianco, Jeremy Elek, Andrew P. Marshall
  • Patent number: 10627012
    Abstract: A termination arrangement for use in a horizontal connection system for subsea connection of a first tubular member to a second tubular member, the termination arrangement including a base structure with a horizontal tubular body. The first tubular member is rotatably mounted to the tubular body through an annular bearing. An internal fluid chamber accommodating a liquid having heat-storing capacity is formed inside the tubular body and delimited at one end by the annular bearing and at another end by a rear end wall. A section of the first tubular member extends through the fluid chamber and is in contact with the liquid in the fluid chamber so as to allow the liquid to delay cooling of this section of the first tubular member by means of heat stored in the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: VETCO GRAY SCANDINAVIA AS
    Inventors: Olav Hande, Rolf Bastesen, Anver Hussain Noor Ahmed
  • Patent number: 10513213
    Abstract: The vehicular water-dispensing system is a water dispensing system adapted for use in a vehicle. Water is stored within a reservoir located in the trunk of the vehicle and may be pumped through a filter to one of two retractable hoses. One retractable hose is provided on each side of the dashboard and the retractable hoses may be pulled out of the dashboard to use. Each retractable hose terminates with a mouthpiece. When either retractable hose is released that hose is pulled back into the dashboard. When not in use, the retractable hoses are wound around spring-loaded reels. The vehicular water-dispensing system may further comprise a refrigeration system adjacent to the reservoir to chill the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Mullenaux
  • Patent number: 10451186
    Abstract: This invention relates to a valve for use in a pipe used for transporting a substance. The valve includes a rotatable disc, a valve seat, and an actuator. The actuator is adapted to rotate the rotatable disc between a closed position, where the rotatable disc is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the pipe, and whereby the edges of the rotatable disc are adapted to seal against the valve seat, thus preventing the flow of the substance through the valve, and an open position, wherein the rotatable disc is substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the pipe, thus allowing for the flow of the substance through the valve. The valve also includes a protective portion adapted to cover at least a portion of the valve seat during the flow of the substance through the valve, when the valve is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: TECHNOPAK LIMITED
    Inventor: Shane Robert Reckin
  • Patent number: 10390603
    Abstract: Provided is a novel hydration system which incorporates a rigid, low-profile, contoured reservoir made of stainless steel or another suitable non-plastic material that replaces typical plastic water bladders and a flexible metal drinking hose in backpack-mounted hydration systems. The rigid metal reservoir hydration system solves several problems and health concerns associated with plastic hydration systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Matthew Calvin Hinson
  • Patent number: 10386001
    Abstract: A flange for process field devices includes a first end, a second end, and a first mounting area for mounting a first field device between the first end and the second end. The first mounting area has a first device port positioned in the first mounting area to allow fluid communication with the first field device. A second mounting area on the flange is for mounting a second field device between the first end and the second end. The second mounting area has a second device port positioned in the second mounting area to allow fluid communication with the second field device. A connection port that provides fluid to the flange is located on the first end of the flange. An internal chamber fluidly connects the connection port to the first device port and the second device port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: ROSEMOUNT INC.
    Inventor: Nathan Len Wiater
  • Patent number: 10386130
    Abstract: Flow devices and a methods for guiding flow are disclosed. The examples disclosed herein relate to a flow device (50) including a first line system (60) for conducting a first fluid flow (100), wherein the first line system (60) comprises a guide pipe (21) and at least one guide means (20, 22) influencing a flow direction of the fluid flow (100) such that the fluid flow (100) between an inflow region (61b) and an outflow region (62b) of the first line system (60) in a circulation-flow region (105) at a circumferential angle UW circulates in a radially encircling manner about an inflow axis (102) and/or an outflow axis (103). The examples disclosed herein furthermore relate to a method for guiding a fluid stream (10) which has an inflow portion (12) and an outflow portion (13) having substantially parallel, preferably coaxial inflow and outflow axes (14, 15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: DUERR CYPLAN LTD.
    Inventors: Frank Eckert, Fabian Trefz, Timm Greschner
  • Patent number: 10370020
    Abstract: A climate control device (15) for influencing at least one climatic parameter of a handle (5) of a steering device (2), has an air moving device (21) for providing a stream of air, a handle distributor (26) for distributing a stream of air within at least a part of the handle, an air guidance device (22) for guiding air between the air moving device and the distributor. The air moving device (21) can be or is mounted to an area remaining static in relation to an adjustment movement of the steering device (2). The handle distributor (26) can be or is mounted to an area moving in relation to the static area when the steering device (2) is subject to an adjustment movement. The climate control device (15) is provided with a connecting device (30) allowing the air moving device (21) and the handle distributor (26) to move in relation to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: GENTHERM AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS (CHINA) LTD.
    Inventors: Dmitri Kossakovski, Jonathan Yu Zhang, Fred Fufei Zhang, Melinda Meijing Hu
  • Patent number: 10352107
    Abstract: A method of sealing an annulus of an electrically trace-heated pipe-in-pipe structure including introducing a flowable filler material to mold a sealing mass in situ is disclosed. The sealing mass closes a restriction at which the annulus is narrowed radially and embeds at least one heating element that extends generally longitudinally through the restriction. The structure includes an inner ring spaced within an outer ring to define the annulus between the rings. The annulus is narrowed radially by one or more projections that extend radially into the annulus from at least one of the rings toward the other of said rings. The restriction may include multiple bores, each of which may contain a sealing mass around a respective heating element in the bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Acergy France SAS
    Inventors: Nathalie Delaunay, Gerald Gerometta, Henri Rousseau
  • Patent number: 10328793
    Abstract: Provided is a compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system that can include a frame and at least one container. The frame can include a first side and a second side, with each side being configured to partly define a portion of an interior space. The at least one container can be configured to house or contain CNG and can be engaged to and partly encased by the frame. The at least one container can be partly located within the interior space of at least one of the first side or the second side. The frame assembly can be engaged to a chassis of a vehicle such that the at least one container is located either at least partially underneath a cab of the vehicle or at least partially behind a cab of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Gary Gibb, Michael Pintz, Stephen Polatas
  • Patent number: 10283245
    Abstract: An electromagnetic drive device includes a through-hole, through which a rod is received, and the rod includes an outer wall surface that is slidable relative to the through-hole. A clearance, which is measured from the outer wall surface of the rod placed in a maximum projected position to an inner wall surface of the through-hole, is smaller than a clearance, which is measured from the outer wall surface of the rod placed in a maximum retracted position to the inner wall surface. Therefore, a retracting-time clearance becomes relatively large, and thereby a frictional force between the rod and a support tubular portion can be reduced. Furthermore, a projecting-time clearance becomes relatively small, and thereby the amount of swing of a distal end of the rod in a radial direction can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shinsuke Nagasaka
  • Patent number: 10248140
    Abstract: A pressure regulator has a main body, a piston, an elastic element and an adjusting element. The main body has an inlet and an outlet. The piston is mounted movably between the inlet and the outlet. The elastic element is mounted in the main body to prepossess that the piston to move toward the outlet of the main body. The adjusting element is mounted adjustably in the main body and selectively abuts against the piston to selectively close a flow path from the inlet to the outlet. Adjusting the position of the adjusting element results influences the compressed length of the elastic element. Therefore, the preset outlet pressure is fine-tuned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: BANZA STAMPING INDUSTRY CORP.
    Inventors: Li-Wei Chen, Cole Krebs
  • Patent number: 10190498
    Abstract: A valve member cooling arrangement for a valve having at least one housing with sets of working fluid inlet/outlet ports and coolant supply/return ports. A valve member movably disposed within a valve chamber has a valve head configured to control flow between the working fluid ports. The valve member has valve member inlet/outlet openings and defines an internal valve member cooling passage uniting the valve openings. At least one coolant sleeve is disposed about the valve member. The coolant sleeve(s) have inflow and outflow ports separated inflow from outflow by at least one seal. During static and dynamic positioning of the valve member, the valve member inlet(s) are in communication with inflow port(s) of the coolant sleeve, and the valve member outlet(s) are in communication with outflow port(s) of the coolant sleeve(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: JANSEN'S AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS CONTROLS, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin W. Deutscher, Todd M. Meyer, Rickie P. Western
  • Patent number: 10190453
    Abstract: A valve for a vehicle may include a housing including a first inflow hole, a second inflow hole, a first exhaust hole, and a second exhaust hole, an inner body inserted in the housing and having a fixing groove, a fixing rod fixed to the fixing groove, a movable member slidably engaged to the lower end portion of the fixing rod to upwardly or downwardly move along the fixing rod according to a temperature of the transmission oil being flowed in the inside of the housing, a relief member including a penetration hole, wherein the lower end portion of the movable member is selectively movable therein, and slidably mounted in the lower end portion of the inner body, a first elastic member interposed between the movable member and the relief member, and a second elastic member interposed between the inner body and the relief member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, INZICONTROLS CO., LTD., KBAUTOTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Yeon Kim, Sang Won Lee, InJae Kang
  • Patent number: 10145560
    Abstract: The valve, notably for a combustion system, is comprised of a valve body, at least a first fluid inlet pipe, at least one outlet pipe for the fluid arranged on the valve body, a shutter mounted movably within the valve body and capable of ensuring fluid communication between the pipes, and an actuating device of the shutter mounted within the valve body and capable of being controlled electrically. The valve also contains a cooling circuit arranged within the valve body and surrounding at least part of the actuating device, at least one cooling fluid inlet pipe, and at least one outlet pipe for the fluid arranged on the valve body and in fluid communication with the cooling circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: GE Energy Products France SNC
    Inventors: Mohamad-Maher Aboujaib, Ezio Pena
  • Patent number: 10137484
    Abstract: The present techniques are directed to systems and methods for displacing a structure in a fluid handling system with a displacement fluid. A system includes a plurality of storage conduits that can hold a treatment fluid or a barrier fluid. The treatment and barrier fluids are transferred from the storage conduits by a displacement fluid using a driver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Douglas J. Turner, Jonathan R. Dubois, Marc S. Young
  • Patent number: 10072773
    Abstract: This present invention relates to a fluid flow control device, such as a valve in an internal combustion exhaust pipe. The fluid flow control device includes a valve assembly and an actuator assembly. The fluid flow control device further includes a cooling ring positioned between the actuator assembly and valve assembly in order to thermally isolate the sensors, controllers and other elements of the actuator assembly from heat that may be present in the valve assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Aventics Corporation
    Inventors: Oswaldo Baasch, Jon A. Bigley, Danny W. Brown, Glenn Wethington
  • Patent number: 9957920
    Abstract: Methods and systems for accurate and precise fuel supply control for continuous-flow of gaseous fuel to an internal combustion engine over a large dynamic power range, including a dual-stage valve that allows optimal control—a first stage in the form of a voice-coil driven electronic pressure regulator, and a second stage in the form of a voice-coil-driven choked-flow valve; monitoring the pressure of the fuel intermediate the two stages and making appropriate adjustments to the first stage via a pressure actuator loop; feeding the gaseous fuel mixture through a unitary block assembly into the second stage; monitoring the pressure of the air/fuel mixture and making appropriate adjustments to the second stage via a valve actuator control loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: EControls, LLC
    Inventors: Michael W Walser, Randall W Walser, Christopher M Cole, Justin H Sanders, Joseph Grogan, Kenneth Shouse, Kennon Guglielmo
  • Patent number: 9945620
    Abstract: A room perimeter heating/cooling radiator with a non symmetrical elliptical transverse cross section, that utilizes low to medium temperature heat transfer fluid (generally water or water/glycol) in a new design with an enhanced ‘primary only’ heat transfer surface having an internal spiral or helix to circulate the water around the inside of the primary surface to enhance the heat transfer, and an internal conduit that provides both freeze damage protection and the ability to cross connect multiple identical radiators for increased efficiency. The primary intended location is within inches of the building windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Thomas Middleton Semmes
  • Patent number: 9903245
    Abstract: A system for cooling a vehicle selective catalytic reduction (SCR) may include an electronic control clutch water pump configured to circulate coolant to cool a vehicle engine, a controller configured to perform ON/OFF control of the electronic control clutch water pump when cooling of the SCR system is required in addition to the engine cooling, and a coolant circulation pathway provided in the SCR system so that the coolant associated with operation of the electronic control water pump or the electronic control clutch water pump circulates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Ji Ro Chu
  • Patent number: 9897114
    Abstract: This present invention relates to a remote electro-hydraulic actuator for actuating of mechanical devices, such as a valve in an internal combustion exhaust pipe. The actuator includes a multi-vane rotational assembly that flows the working fluid through strategically sized flow channels within the structure of the rotational assembly. The size of the holes are sized to help the stability of the valve and can also be provided with pressure check valves or reed valves to dampen the rotation of the valve and reduce any instabilities due to pulsations driven back via the output shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Aventics Corporation
    Inventors: Oswaldo Baasch, Glenn Wethington, Jon A. Bigley
  • Patent number: 9874883
    Abstract: Diaphragm interface apparatus to improve a cycle life of a diaphragm are described. An example fluid regulator includes a fluid flow passageway between an inlet and an outlet, where a sensing chamber defines a portion of the fluid flow passageway. A diaphragm senses a pressure in the sensing chamber and a diaphragm interface adjacent the sensing chamber has a curved surface to contact a portion of the diaphragm that moves in response to pressure changes in the sensing chamber. The curved surface affects an amount of stress imparted to the portion of the diaphragm during operation of the fluid regulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: TESCOM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jason David Clifford, Todd William Larsen, Brian James Tutt
  • Patent number: 9855841
    Abstract: Provided is a compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system that can include a frame and at least one container. The frame can include a first side and a second side, with each side being configured to partly define a portion of an interior space. The at least one container can be configured to house or contain CNG and can be engaged to and partly encased by the frame. The at least one container can be partly located within the interior space of at least one of the first side or the second side. The frame assembly can be engaged to a chassis of a vehicle such that the at least one container is located either at least partially underneath a cab of the vehicle or at least partially behind a cab of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: Worthington Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Gibb, Michael Pintz, Stephen Polatas
  • Patent number: 9779856
    Abstract: A power cable (C1), or power umbilical, comprising a number of electric high power cables (10) for transfer of large amounts of electric power/energy; filler material (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) in the form of stiff elongate plastic elements; the number of electric high power cables (10) and stiff elongate plastic elements (2, 3, 4, 5, 6) being gathered in a twisted bundle by means of a laying operation; a protective sheath (1) that encompasses the electric cables and the filler material; and at least one longitudinally extending channel (6) is provided for forced flow transportation of a cooling agent through said power cable/umbilical in order to cool down the electric high power cables (10) and their insulation material from a critical temperature value of about 90° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: AKER SOLUTIONS AS
    Inventor: Ole A. Heggdal
  • Patent number: 9714719
    Abstract: A removable independent steam jacket for a bottom outlet valve of a railroad tank car able to connect to an existing bottom outlet valve, with or without an integral steam jacket, in a field environment without having to take the tank car in for repairs having a partially annular hollow base with a rectangular cross-section and a plurality of pipes connected to the base extending away from the bottom of the base. The removable steam jacket also has a plurality of mounting brackets connected to the bottom the base for installing and removing it from the bottom outlet valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Union Tank Car Company
    Inventors: Peter J. Douglas, Gary C. Walter, Joe Perez, Jonathan Schultz, Nathan Chilton, Keith Peltason
  • Patent number: 9650998
    Abstract: A multi-fuel carburetor with gas switching valve structure includes a carburetor body having a throat; a gas jet pipe formed on the carburetor body, the gas jet pipe having one end extended to the throat to connect with it and another end extended out of the carburetor body; and a gas switching valve and a gas adjustor mounted on the carburetor body respectively, the gas switching valve having one end mounted on the carburetor body to connect with the gas jet pipe and another end connected with the gas adjustor, and the gas switching valve having a gas measurement hole for measuring the flow rate of gas. A gas jet pipe is added to provide multiple choices for multiple fuels. Further, a gas measurement hole is set on the switching valve, thus it's easy to choose the corresponding position to meet the gas demand for the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Qi An Chen
  • Patent number: 9644512
    Abstract: A dosing module for an exhaust aftertreatment system includes an attachment interface for coupling to an exhaust system. The attachment interface includes a heat pipe system that includes a cavity encasing a fluid. The cavity has a heat source portion thermally coupled with a portion of the attachment interface and a heat sink portion thermally coupled with a cooling system. The fluid transfers heat from the heat source portion to the heat sink portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: CUMMINS EMISSION SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Karthik Muruganantham
  • Patent number: 9550630
    Abstract: A system for processing material for a gasifier. The system comprises an auger feeder adapted to receive material to be gasified. The auger feeder is adapted to feed the material. A tube is connected to the auger feeder such that the tube is adapted to receive the material from the auger feeder. The tube is also connected to a gasifier, which is adapted to receive the material from the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventors: Mark E. Koenig, Larry E. Koenig
  • Patent number: 9500288
    Abstract: A slim profile rotary control valve capable of independently modulating fluids into a single heat exchanger from two different and distinct systems that utilize the same type of heat transfer fluid. The valve is capable of monitoring both the supply and return fluid temperatures as well as the mass flow to enable the valve controller to optimize system's energy efficiency. It eliminates the use of multiple valves currently used in a conventional changeover system and automated control of valve positioning works much superior to existing valves. The housing and inner cylinder have tapered profiles to enable rotary sealing between the inlet and outlet ports. The housing has flow characterization profiles machined into the outlet ports thus eliminating the need for characterization disks. The rotary valve has a geometry that allows for a no flow dead zone when no heat exchange is so demanded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Inventor: Thomas Middleton Semmes
  • Patent number: 9459126
    Abstract: A flow meter includes a meter section formed from a single stock of material and having a first inner pipe portion, a second inner pipe portion and an orifice plate defined between the first inner pipe portion and the second inner pipe portion, wherein the orifice plate has an orifice with a cross-sectional area that is less than a cross-sectional area of the first inner pipe portion. The flow meter further includes a first pipe connecting section connected to a first side of the meter section and having a pipe flange and a second pipe connection section connected to a second side of the meter section and having a second pipe flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Dieterich Standard, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Robert Verhaagen, Chad Andrew Steffl, Fred Shattell, Mike Hering, Darrel Coleman, Paul Snyder, Joe Rehn
  • Patent number: 9447898
    Abstract: An ultra-high temperature (UHT) rigidity seal ball valve that includes an upper cover, a valve cover, a valve body, a valve rod and a ball body. The valve seat is arranged in the valve body; the valve rod penetrates the upper cover and the valve cover sequentially and connects to the ball body; a sealing element is arranged between the upper cover and the valve rod and between the valve cover and the valve rod; the ball body includes a medium channel; a hermetically-sealed cooling cavity encircles the outside of the medium channel of the ball body; a through hole allowing cooling liquid to pass through to the cooling cavity is formed in the valve rod. An accommodating cavity is arranged in the ball body; the through communicates with the accommodating cavity, so that cooling liquid can be introduced to a product when the valve operates at an ultra-high temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG PETROCHEMICAL VALVE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Rongshui Yang, Jingpan Su, Meilin Huang, Yongxi Li, Aiyi Huang, Hu Jin, Guangwu Xiang, Zhongyuan Wang, Fei Nan, Huaimin Wu, Wei Xiang
  • Patent number: 9423803
    Abstract: Disclosed are systems and apparatus adapted to control a temperature of a process fluid in an instrument. In one aspect, the systems and apparatus are adapted to control fluid temperature provided to a feed tank. The feed tank may feed a metering system and metering line of an instrument such as a clinical analyzer. The fluid temperature control system includes a process fluid inflow, a process fluid outflow, a first fluid path fluidly coupled to the process fluid inflow and outflow, and at least one heat exchanger thermally coupled to the first fluid path, wherein the heat exchanger is adapted to extract heat for at least one heat-generating component of the instrument. Controlling a temperature of the process fluid at the feed tank improves metering accuracy. Methods of operating the system are provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Dunfee, Robert E. Myers, Lawrence D. Huppman, Nathan A. Small, John P. Mizzer, Richard H. Carter, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9359919
    Abstract: An improvement to Rankine type heat recovery power cycles by adding heat source heat exchanger(s) in parallel with the existing recuperator(s) and in series with the existing heat source exchangers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Inventor: James E. Berry
  • Patent number: 9358877
    Abstract: Provided is a compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system that can include a frame and at least one container. The frame can include a first side and a second side, with each side being configured to partly define a portion of an interior space. The at least one container can be configured to house or contain CNG and can be engaged to and partly encased by the frame. The at least one container can be partly located within the interior space of at least one of the first side or the second side. The frame assembly can be engaged to a chassis of a vehicle such that the at least one container is located either at least partially underneath a cab of the vehicle or at least partially behind a cab of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES
    Inventors: Gary Gibb, Michael Pintz, Stephen Polatas
  • Patent number: 9249888
    Abstract: A gate valve includes a valve body with a flow passage intersected by a gate cavity. The gate valve also includes a gate with a gate body. The gate body has a downstream gate body face, and an upstream gate body face on an opposite side of the gate body. A seat ring is located between each gate body face and the valve body, at the intersection of the flow passage and the gate cavity. Each seat ring has a seat ring face proximate to the gate. At least one removable insert is located between one of the seat ring faces and one of the gate body faces. The insert is removably coupled to one of the faces and formed of a material harder and more wear resistant as compared to the gate body and the seat ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: GE Oil & Gas Pressure Control LP
    Inventors: Travis Kyle McEvoy, Lloyd Ray Cheatham, Ben Calvin Holgate
  • Patent number: 9151130
    Abstract: An underwater assembly includes a flow control device and an actuator coupled to the flow control device, where the actuator is configured to actuate the flow control device. The underwater assembly further includes an insulated housing surrounding the flow control device and the actuator, where the insulated housing is configured to retain heat. The underwater assembly also includes a thermal control system comprising a heat exchanger configured to control a temperature of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Cameron International Corporation
    Inventors: Edmund Peter McHugh, Kevin Peter Minnock, David Francis Anthony Quin
  • Patent number: 9121639
    Abstract: A slider unit for a tertiary air duct between a clinker cooler and a calciner of a clinker kiln line. The slider unit has at least one shutoff device, which is insertable into a tertiary air duct to seal it without further reducing the cross section of the tertiary air duct, and provides reliable sealing of the tertiary air duct and control of the tertiary air flow, if the slider unit has at least one control device which is insertable into a section of the tertiary air duct to reduce its cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: IKN GMBH Ingenieurburo-Kuhlerbau-Neustadt
    Inventors: Jörg Hammerich, Robert Mathai
  • 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: 20150107691
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fluid flow valve, particularly for a motor vehicle. Said fluid flow valve comprises a body (2), capable of having said fluid pass therethrough; and a sealing means (3), placed in said body, capable of occupying different angular positions by rotation of said sealing means (3) relative to said body (2). Said sealing means (3) is configured so as to enable, in a first angular position, the fluid to pass from a first inlet (6) to a first outlet (21) of the valve and from a second inlet (22) to a second outlet (7) of the valve, and, in a second angular position, to enable the fluid to pass from the first inlet (6) to the second outlet (7) through the body (2). Said sealing means (3) is also configured so as to ensure a gradual closing of the first inlet (6).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Valeo Systemes de Controle Moleur
    Inventors: Mathieu Lallemant, Franck Girardon, Patrick Lebrasseur
  • Patent number: 9010281
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hot water supply system provided with a tank which holds a high-temperature liquid, and a heating means for generating the high-temperature liquid which is stored in the aforementioned tank. In the lower portion of the aforementioned tank is provided a water-heating heat exchanger which heats the water to be supplied to a hot water terminal by means of the liquid present in the lower portion of the aforementioned tank. Further, a hot water supply circuit is provided which conducts water to the aforementioned hot water supply terminal. The aforementioned hot water supply circuit splits into a water-heating path passing through the aforementioned water-heating heat exchanger, and a bypass path bypassing the aforementioned water-heating heat exchanger, and is provided with a hot water supply circuit control mechanism which controls the circulation state of the water in the aforementioned water-heating path and the aforementioned bypass path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Appliances, Inc.
    Inventors: Takayuki Fushiki, Hidekatsu Fujita
  • Patent number: 9010481
    Abstract: Separate from the vehicle's engine, a self-contained internal combustion engine supplies hydraulic power to drive a product pump on a bobtail. The self-contained engine, which can itself run on propane, is provided as part of a preassembly which includes the hydraulic pump, the hydraulic fluid tank, a heat exchanger, and a solenoid controlled start-up valve. The preassembly is mounted as a unit to the side of the bobtail in front of the rear wheels, powering the product pump at the rear of the bobtail while the vehicle's engine is off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Stac, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey M. Merth, Shawn Auxier
  • Patent number: 8997778
    Abstract: The invention relates to a conduit for transferring milk. The conduit is provided with at least one flexible wall, which divides the conduit into at least one milk duct and at least one secondary duct. The milk duct and the at least one secondary duct extend along a longitudinal axis of the conduit, it being possible for the at least one milk duct to be substantially emptied by pressing through filling the at least one secondary duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Lely Patent N.V.
    Inventor: Gerard Mostert
  • Publication number: 20150083235
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a fracturing unit for hydraulic fracturing having an engine and a fracturing pump connected to the engine through a variable speed torque converter. Also disclosed is a hydraulic fracturing system using multiple fracturing units which are sized similar to ISO containers. A hydraulic fracturing system may also force flow back water, produced water, or fresh water through a heat exchanger so that heat from the fracturing engines can be transferred to these liquids in order to vaporize them. A force cooled fractioning unit then can accept the vapor/steam in order to condense the various components and produce distilled water for re-use in the fracturing process or for release into the environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Kevin LARSON
  • Patent number: 8967189
    Abstract: The hollow valve plate 1 of a piston compressor for liquid-cooled reed valves comprises a single half-shell 3 with cooling channels 4 which are open on the cylinder side, which said half-shell is covered by a reed plate 2 which is preferably welded or glued at least along the cooling channels 4 and has in the area of the suction openings 5 in each case one suction reed 6 which is machined out and is integrally connected on one side. Production and assembly are thereby simplified and the clearance is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hoerbiger Kompressortechnik Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Roland Cesak, Olaf Bielmeier
  • Patent number: 8960235
    Abstract: A gas dispersion apparatus for use with a process chamber, comprising: a quartz body having a top, a ring coupled to a bottom surface of the top and a bottom plate having dispersion holes coupled to the ring opposite the top; a plurality of quartz plates disposed between the top and the bottom plate, wherein the plurality of plates are positioned above one another and spaced apart to form a plenum above each of the plurality of plates and the bottom plate; a plurality of quartz tubes to couple the plenums to the plurality of dispersion holes, each of the plurality of quartz tubes having a first end disposed within one of the plenums and having a second end coupled to one of the dispersion holes; and a plurality of conduits disposed through the top, wherein each of the plurality of conduits is coupled to one of the plenums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: David K. Carlson
  • Publication number: 20150040986
    Abstract: A method of conditioning oxygen depleted air (ODA) exhausted from a fuel cell comprising the steps of; taking fuel from an aircraft fuel tank collector cell, delivering said fuel to a rear mounted engine via a primary heat exchanger, taking exhaust ODA from a fuel cell, passing the ODA through the primary heat exchanger in the opposite direction to the fuel, such that the fuel acts as a heat sink for the ODA, to cool the ODA, passing the ODA through a dryer, to dry the ODA and using the cooled, dried ODA to inert fuel in the aircraft fuel tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Franklin Tichborne, Joseph K-W Lam, Timothy Leigh, Brian Hughes
  • Patent number: 8950425
    Abstract: A combined fuel and purge air valve for a turbine engine has an onboard residual fuel reservoir to relieve pressure transients in the fuel circuit during purge air mode operation. The fuel reservoir also operates to effectively seal the fuel circuit with fuel present in the valve chamber by venting any purge air that should happen to leak past the primary seals. A 3-way spool valve controls the transition between start-up and sustained fuel operation modes as well as the purge air operation mode. A movable shuttle controls the communication of the fuel circuit with the fuel reservoir and ensures that the fuel reservoir is open in the purge air mode and closed off in the fuel modes. Pilot air activates the shuttle and spool valve and fuel pressure provides biasing forces. Fuel is distributed through an array of outlet ports, and the valve is cooled by an integral coolant jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Jansen's Aircraft Systems Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Harvey B. Jansen
  • Publication number: 20150027560
    Abstract: A gasification reactor comprising a gasifier with a tubular gastight wall arranged within a pressure vessel. The gasification reactor comprises one or more pressure responsive devices comprising a sleeve with a cooled section extending outwardly from an opening in the gastight wall. The pressure responsive devices can, e.g., include a pressure measurement device and/or a pressure equalizer. Method of using a pressure responsive device with such a gasifier, wherein a heat sluice is used formed by a sleeve with a cooled section extending outwardly from an opening in the gastight wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Ibrahim KAR, Manfred Heinrich SCHMITZ-GOEB