With Flow Regulation Responsive To Hose Movement Patents (Class 137/355.18)
  • Patent number: 10657757
    Abstract: An inflation machine configured to inflate an item. The inflation machine includes: (i) an air pump; (ii) a first air dispenser having a first hose and a first air chuck, where the first air dispenser is an analog dispenser and is in communication with the air pump; (iii) a second air dispenser having a second hose and a second air chuck, where the second air dispenser is a digital dispenser and is in communication with the air pump; and (iv) a controller configured to activate the first air dispenser or the second air dispenser in response to a user input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel J. Burrows
  • Patent number: 10308498
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are based on the idea of providing a device (2) for handling a hose (3) and a fuel dispensing unit (1) having such a device (2). This is basically achieved by an elastic element (13) that is adapted to extend within a frame element (8) and to be guided by a guiding element (9, 10), and by a hose guiding means (15) which is movable away from said frame element (8) allowing said hose (3) to be pulled from an idle position to an operating position when said elastic element (13) is extended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Wayne Fueling Systems LLC
    Inventors: Bengt I. Larsson, Mattias G. Martensson, Hanna Helgesson
  • Patent number: 10155239
    Abstract: A spray foam hose storage system includes a shaft and an elongated sleeve having the shaft concentrically positioned inside, where the elongated sleeve configured to rotate about the shaft. In addition, the system includes a cantilever arm having a proximate end and a distal end, a base plate securing the cantilever arm perpendicular to the elongated sleeve, where the cantilever arm is offset from the elongated sleeve by a distance. The cantilever arm includes a plurality of slats positioned to form a concave periphery for a spray foam hose to be draped back and forth thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventors: Jason Sander, James L. Williams
  • Patent number: 9352933
    Abstract: A compression system and method of manufacturing a compression system are provided. The compression system includes a compressor, and a tank rotatably coupled with the compressor and configured to receive a compressed fluid therefrom. The compression system further includes a sheave configured to receive a hose, with the sheave being coupled with the tank such that the sheave and the tank are rotationally fixed relative to one another and rotatable with respect to the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventors: Timothy Wayne Moore, Edward L. Walter
  • Publication number: 20130098643
    Abstract: A system resides on a fire truck carrying at least one fire hose in a hose bay. The system comprises a target device coupled to the at least one fire hose, a proximity sensor coupled to the hose bay and operable to detect the presence and absence of the target device, and a controller coupled to the proximity sensor and control valve and operable to enable opening of the control valve in response to the proximity sensor detecting the absence of the target device indicative of a substantially complete removal of the at least one fire hose from the hose bay of the fire truck, and operable to disable opening of the control valve in response to the proximity sensor detecting the presence of the target device indicative of the at least one fire hose remaining in the hose bay of the fire truck.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: JNT Link, LLC
    Inventors: John E. McLoughlin, Neocles G. Athanasiades, Kiam Meng Toh
  • Patent number: 6189857
    Abstract: A fluid-actuated squeeze valve is provided for use where leak-tight operation and/or very rapid valve closure characteristics are required. The valve comprises an annular valve body with a generally cylindrical open-ended bore for receiving the frusto-conical end portions of two, axially aligned, opposed end plugs. An annular clearance is provided between the end portions and the bore wall for receiving an elastomeric sleeve. Each end plug is provided with an axially extending bore for passage of process fluid which communicates with angled passageways extending from the bore to the slant surface of a respective frusto-conical end portion. The smaller truncated end surfaces of the two opposed end portions are spaced apart axially to define a narrow gap therebetween. Fluid pressure is exerted through an access port in the valve body to actuate the valve by causing the elastomeric sleeve to press against the end portions. Means for operating the valve in response to system pressure parameters are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 1971
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2001
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the United States Department of Energy
    Inventors: Leroy Zeger, Edward R. Promin