With Fluid System Support For Workman Or Non-system Material Patents (Class 137/342)
  • Patent number: 9883774
    Abstract: A portable sink includes a container for holding wash water, an inlet line to bring fresh water into the container, and an outlet line to remove wastewater from the container. A float valve on the inlet line maintains wash water at a selected level within the container. A faucet attached to the float valve may further provide a separate source of clean water to the user. The outlet line further includes a siphon to draw the wastewater from the container to a selected discharge location. The inlet and outlet lines may form an assembly with an inverted U shape so that the device may straddle the wall of a bucket so that no piping penetrations are made through the wall. The siphon preferably includes an airlock to prevent the ingress of air at the discharge end under conditions of less than maximum flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventor: Martin Aaron Wade
  • Publication number: 20140325894
    Abstract: Devices and method for the extermination of pests are described. These devices and methods may be used to inject gases, which may be inert gases, underground to inject the gas into burrows of pests. In one embodiment, the device is an earth penetrator with hole for injecting gas through discharge holes at the distal end. The discharge holes maybe covered during penetration to prevent dirt from entering into the device. A device for covering and uncovering the hole are provided. The device includes a valve to controllably deliver the gas to the discharge ports. The method includes covering the discharge ports, inserting the device into the ground, uncovering the discharge ports, and then injecting the gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Inert Gas Injection, LLC
    Inventors: Alfred J. Dentone, Claude Edward Brown
  • Publication number: 20140048153
    Abstract: Fluid delivery systems and methods for using fluid delivery systems are rotatable around two axes. In one embodiment, the fluid delivery system has a reduced swing radius and/or a reduced clearance area needed to rotate the fluid delivery device about one of the axes. The reduced swing radius and/or reduced clearance area allow for a more compact footprint of the fluid delivery system and a larger ratio of flow rate of fluid per unit of required clearance area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Kevin Prahl
  • Publication number: 20120273063
    Abstract: An operator interface assembly is provided that includes a frame having a first end configured to rotatably couple to a first lateral frame tube of an agricultural vehicle, and a second end configured to transition between a raised position adjacent to a second lateral frame tube of the agricultural vehicle and a lowered position beneath the second lateral frame tube via rotation of the frame about the first end. The operator interface assembly also includes a fluid inlet coupled to the frame, and configured to provide fluid to the agricultural vehicle. In addition, the operator interface assembly includes a valve coupled to the frame, and configured to control fluid flow from the fluid inlet to the agricultural vehicle. The fluid inlet and the valve are positioned adjacent to the second end of the frame, and directed laterally outward with respect to the agricultural vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: CNH America LLC
    Inventors: John Paul Honermann, Scott David Reese
  • Patent number: 8176938
    Abstract: A hydrocarbon transfer system comprising a first structure with a length direction and a transverse direction having a frame carrying a fluid transfer duct with at its end a fluid connecting member for connecting to a second structure which is moored alongside the first structure and wherein the fluid transfer duct is placed on a movable frame part which is displaceable in the transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Single Buoy Moorings Inc.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Queau, Walter Willy Maurel, Philippe Albert Christian Menardo
  • Publication number: 20100243075
    Abstract: A hydrocarbon transfer system comprising a first structure with a length direction and a transverse direction having a frame carrying a fluid transfer duct with at its end a fluid connecting member for connecting to a second structure which is moored alongside the first structure and wherein the fluid transfer duct is placed on a movable frame part which is displaceable in the transverse direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2007
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Queau, Walter Willy Maurel, Philippe Albert Christian Menardo
  • Publication number: 20100071782
    Abstract: One or both of two components that are joinable by a connector (22) is provided with a connector retainer mechanism (200) that holds the connector with the component prior to assembly. In one embodiment, a component having a mounting hole (102) therein includes a retainer (202, 204) or holder that keeps a connector in the mounting hole so that the component may be assembled to another component without the connector falling out of the mounting hole prior to such assembly. An example of a connector retainer mechanism is a ball that partially extends into the mounting hole from a transverse bore (208).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Publication date: March 25, 2010
    Inventor: Gary Scheffel
  • Patent number: 7017603
    Abstract: The present invention relates to portable hose reel carts for handling and storage of large lengths of flexible hoses, such as garden or air hoses. The cart is constructed of plastic and steel components having a centrally rotatable spool for winding of the flexible hose, a frame for supporting the spool, wheels at each end of the base of the frame, and a handle assembly attached to the frame to facilitate moving the cart. The crank handle assembly which may or may not be foldable for easy storage. The cart includes a large tray for storage and transport of garden supplies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Suncast Corporation
    Inventors: Lyle A. Rosine, Torrence Anderson
  • 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: 6186196
    Abstract: A refuelling system for use with an aircraft, and a related a hand-held control apparatus for use in an aircraft refuelling system. The hand-held control apparatus for use in the aircraft refuelling system is intended for use in refuelling systems in which fuel is delivered to an aircraft from a location remote from the aircraft via a refuelling nozzle at an end of a hose, which is wound upon a hose reel at the remote location. The hand-held control apparatus, includes a control trigger for transmitting of an activation signal for activating a refuelling process, so that fuel is delivered from the refuelling nozzle at the end of the hose to the aircraft, along with a device for transmitting a fault signal for shutting down fuel delivery. Additionally, included is device for changing the control trigger from transmitting the activation signal to a hose reel re-wind mode, so that activating the control trigger causes a signal to be transmitted for effecting a re-wind of the hose reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2001
    Assignee: National Valve & Engineering Co. Pty. Limited
    Inventor: Arthur Donald Leigh
  • Patent number: 6119536
    Abstract: A contactless system including an aerodynamically floatable device, a member having an outer surface adjacent to and spaced from the aerodynamically floatable device, a support mechanism adapted to support the aerodynamically floatable device for free movement toward and away from the outer surface of the member, the aerodynamically floatable device having a side adjacent to, spaced from, parallel to and facing the outer surface of the member, the aerodynamically floatable device also containing at least one passageway for directing at least one stream of a gas from the side of the aerodynamically floatable device toward the outer surface of the member with sufficient pressure to maintain the aerodynamically floatable device a constant distance from the outer surface of the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 1997
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2000
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Zoran D. Popovic, Philip D. Waldron
  • Patent number: 6035891
    Abstract: The present invention is an improved system and apparatus for providing emergency breathing air upon the failure or disconnect of a primary air source in a hostile environment. The invention comprises a compressed air source interconnected with a primary pressurized system which automatically engages when the primary air system falls below a predefined pressure range and isolates the secondary system from the primary system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2000
    Inventors: Albert D. Hawkins, Jr., Steven J. Herberholt
  • Patent number: 5558118
    Abstract: A system for remotely controlling the un-reeling and take-up of a hose on a reel that is primarily designed to be used in combination with a crane truck upon which the reel would be mounted. A turntable platform that is rotatable about a vertical axis is supported on a base secured to the bed of the truck. A telescoping boom assembly has its bottom end pivotally secured to support structure on the turntable platform. A hydraulic lift cylinder assembly is mounted on the turntable platform and its top end is secured to the telescoping boom assembly for raising and lowering it. The novel reel is mounted on the turntable platform and it has a hose having its bottom end coiled thereon. The hose has a high pressure pneumatic line running through its interior and this is surrounded by a plurality of medium delivery lines. A pair of fiber optic lines are also inside the hose and their bottom ends are connected to a base modem and their top ends are connected to a satellite modem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 1995
    Date of Patent: September 24, 1996
    Inventor: Jonathon E. Mooring
  • Patent number: 5505237
    Abstract: In order to carry out the refuelling of an aircraft, use is made of an installation associated with the loading bridge used for the transfer of passengers between the air terminal and the aircraft. The installation includes a retractable extension mechanism supported by the loading bridge and a deformable hose permanently connecting a pressure intake of a fuel distribution network to a coupling carried by the extension mechanism. The installation is controlled by the energy available on the loading bridge from a console. It can be partly or totally automated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 9, 1996
    Assignee: Elf Antar France
    Inventor: Michel Magne
  • Patent number: 4424828
    Abstract: A vehicle for use in the servicing of aircraft, particularly in the removal of feces from toilets of passanger aircraft, comprises a chassis and a body which is mounted on said chassis and has only a small height so that the vehicle can be moved under aircraft portions having only a small ground clearance. A cage comprising a working platform is mounted on the vehicle near its rear end and by means of an upright hydraulic cylinder having a telescopic piston is adapted to be raised from a position of rest, in which the cage is flush with the top of the body. To permit the use of a telescopic piston having large length sections, the hydraulic cylinder extends at least through a major portion of the height of the body. The working platform is disposed on the rear of the hydraulic cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 1981
    Date of Patent: January 10, 1984
    Inventors: Hans Zellinger, Fritz Zellinger
  • Patent number: 4303092
    Abstract: The invention provides a siphonic apparatus to effect irrigation of a field from a water supply. The apparatus comprises a bridging structure which includes a chassis fabricated from spaced longitudinal bottom members, spaced longitudinal top members interconnected by cross members, vertical struts, diagonal braces and side plates to form a rigid structure having a central elevated section and downwardly angled end sections, the ends of which being on substantially the same plane as the surface supporting the chassis.At least one siphonic tube is rotatably, transversely supported in the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 1, 1981
    Inventor: John K. Logan
  • Patent number: 4284173
    Abstract: A motor vehicle lubricating facility for enabling a workman to perform lubricating functions on an automobile rapidly and efficiently with a minimum of waste time and effort. The facility comprises a building structure with a basement floor and a ground floor supported on columns above the basement floor. In the ground floor are a plurality of rectangular longitudinal openings in parallel relation, each adapted to be straddled by an automobile driven over the ground floor through door openings at the front and back of the building structure. Adjustably supported at a selected one of several heights on the columns between the ground and basement floor and substantially coinciding in area with each of the openings in the ground floor, is a "catwalk" or grilled metal platform, on which a workman may stand to perform lubricating functions with respect to parts of the automobile accessible only from beneath the automobile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 1979
    Date of Patent: August 18, 1981
    Assignee: Pennzoil Company
    Inventor: Paul C. Patterson
  • Patent number: 3976207
    Abstract: Apparatus for stabbing casing pipe as the casing is being run into a well bore. It includes a casing handling head arranged for grasping a generally upright section of casing pipe near the upper end thereof. The head is controllable for movement in a horizontal plane extending over the well bore and is movable vertically also. An operator platform is attached to the head for movement therewith. The platform has control means mounted thereon for operating the head, whereby an operator supported on the platform can visually observe and guide stabbing of a section of casing pipe and release the same by operating the control means. The position of the platform is such that an operator supported thereon can carry out other manipulative steps associated with the casing stabbing operation, as for example, the operation of the elevators, the pipe slings, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1975
    Date of Patent: August 24, 1976
    Assignee: BJ-HUGHES Inc., formerly Byron Jackson, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard A. Schultz