With Means For Separating Solid Material From The Fluid Patents (Class 137/544)
  • Patent number: 9724639
    Abstract: A system for contacting gases and liquids includes a vessel containing inert particles, wherein the total volume of the inert particles is from 1 to 20% of the total working volume of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignees: UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY, ABU DHABI OIL REFINING COMPANY (TAKREER)
    Inventor: Muftah El-Naas
  • Patent number: 9718028
    Abstract: The invention discloses a distribution plate for supplying crossflow filtration cassettes, which comprises a surface, two opposite end walls, two opposite side walls, a feed channel in fluid communication with a feed inlet port and with a plurality of feed apertures; a retentate channel in fluid communication with a retentate outlet port, and with a plurality of retentate apertures; and a permeate channel in fluid communication with two permeate outlet ports and with a plurality of permeate apertures; wherein the feed channel, the retentate channel and the permeate channel extend in a direction essentially parallel with one or both side walls; wherein the feed apertures are grouped at a first area on the surface, the retentate apertures are grouped at a second area on the surface; wherein the permeate apertures are located at the first and/or the second area; and wherein a plurality of permeate connector channels extend inside the plate from at least one region of the permeate channel, adjacent the permeate o
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Karl Ekstrom, Klaus Gebauer, Hakan Lundstrom, Patrik Akerstrom
  • Patent number: 9504864
    Abstract: A containment apparatus includes a clamp having an axially extending passage and a containment assembly having an engagement element and a flexible elongated hose connected to the engagement element. A method of removing a fire sprinkler head from a pipe entails installing the clamp onto the pipe such that an end of said pipe and the sprinkler head extend from the clamp, and attaching the engagement element to the clamp so that the sprinkler head and the pipe end reside in the interior of the hose. The method further entails grasping the sprinkler head through the hose without breaching the sidewall of the hose, detaching the sprinkler head from the pipe, and releasing the sprinkler head to allow the sprinkler head and any residual water in the pipe to fall into and be contained by a lower portion of the hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Inventor: Donald H. Cole, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9469402
    Abstract: A check valve for an aircraft galley plumbing system having a valve body including an inlet for a potable water supply line, and first and second outlet ports leading to a distribution manifold. In a preferred embodiment, quick disconnects that include reverse flow inhibitors seal the valve's output ports. A vertical channel extends through the valve body for draining water through the valve, which is coupled to a pressure line connection port that exerts pressure from the aircraft's pressure system. A piston reciprocating across the vertical channel and biased by a spring is in fluid communication with the pressure line connection port, such that when water pressure is introduced from a pressure line to the connection port of sufficient pressure to collapse said spring, the piston blocks said channel, and when the water pressure is insufficient to collapse said spring then the piston retracts to open said channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter John Leslie Burd
  • Patent number: 9469188
    Abstract: A wheel loader includes an upper plate, a hose member, an air intake pipe, a supporting member, a first lid member, and a first fastening member. The hose member extends upwardly through a first opening part formed in the upper plate. The air intake pipe is removably coupled to an upper end part of the hose member. A horizontal part of the supporting member extends horizontally from the side part and is fixed to a side surface of the air intake pipe. A first body part of the first lid member covers a second opening part in a side part of the supporting member. A second attachment part of the first lid member extends horizontally from the first body part to be disposed on the horizontal part. The first fastening member attaches the first lid member to the supporting member by fastening the second attachment part and the horizontal part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventor: Natsuhiko Koyama
  • Patent number: 9371932
    Abstract: A solenoid device includes a plunger driven in an axial direction, a wall portion arranged to oppose the plunger in the axial direction, and a respiratory pore cover covering an opening of a respiratory pore of the wall portion. A volume variable chamber is defined between the plunger and the wall portion. The respiratory pore cover defines a communication space communicated to the respiratory pore, and an opening which causes the communication space to communicate with an exterior space. A volume of the communication space is larger than a predetermined volume of fluid that flows through the respiratory pore from or into the volume variable chamber by a predetermined movement of the plunger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, HAMANAKODENSO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoyoshi Ando, Kengo Suzuki, Takao Ishida
  • Patent number: 9321443
    Abstract: A reservoir tank of a brake master cylinder, in which the reservoir tank includes a reservoir body to store oil therein, the reservoir body being provided with an oil introduction port, a filter interrupted by a fixing step arranged at a lower portion of the oil introduction port, and a reservoir cap arranged at an upper portion of the oil introduction port, wherein a vent member is provided between the fixing step and the filter, to allow inflow of air through during introduction of oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: MANDO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Soo-Yong Jeon
  • Patent number: 9203277
    Abstract: In a permanent magnet pump motor comprising a stator and a rotor, a permanent magnet is used for the rotor; and the rotor has a shaft end portion to be mounted with a joint shaft for rotor insertion and bearing brackets for housing therein bearings for supporting the both ends of the rotor. The bearing brackets have cavities through which a rotor shaft and the joint shaft can pass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Daisuke Kori, Motonobu Iizuka, Atsushi Fukunaga
  • Publication number: 20150136384
    Abstract: A tubing pump includes a seal housing insertable into a production string of tubing with a seal assembly mounted in an interior of the seal housing. The assembly includes at least an upper seal and seal holder and a lower seal and seal holder, each seal energizable by fluid to provide a fluid-tight seal around a reciprocating tubular member. The seals and holders are isolated from each other in a manner whereby the lower seal remains un-energized until the seal above it fails.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: John Edward STACHOWIAK, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150129059
    Abstract: A valve apparatus includes a sleeve which is a hollowed tubular shape, a valve member which is disposed in the sleeve, and a filter. The sleeve includes a ring-shaped groove in an outer wall of the sleeve and a port penetrating the sleeve from a bottom surface of the ring-shaped groove. The valve member opens and closes the port. The filter is wound around the bottom surface. The filter is formed by a belt-shaped member which is wound as a ring shape such that a first end part of the belt-shaped member overlaps a second end part of the belt-shaped member. The belt-shaped member includes the first end part, the second end part, and an intermediate part. The intermediate part is disposed between the first end part and the second end part. The second end part and the intermediate part include a meshed part. The first end part includes a release portion corresponding to an opening having an opening area greater than an opening area of a sieve opening of the meshed part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Keita OKADA, Daishi Ito
  • Publication number: 20150129058
    Abstract: A drainage device for a wall-mounted washing machine includes a drain housing having an inlet at an upper side of a body, a valve wall in the body, a drain and a cap receiver at a lower side of the body opposite to the inlet relative to the valve wall, and a driving unit or actuator receiver on the valve wall, a cap on the cap receiver configured to collect foreign materials; and a driving unit or actuator in the driving unit or actuator receiver, configured to open and close the valve wall. As a result, the user cannot come in contact with the inlet, thereby preventing accidents or burns from components in or near the inlet, such as a heater.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Dongbu Daewoo Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Ui Kun HWANG
  • Patent number: 8997783
    Abstract: A liquid filter housing which comprises a housing pot of two-layered configuration and a housing cover closing the housing pot. The housing pot and the housing cover mutually enclose an interior, wherein the inner layer of the housing pot facing the interior is manufactured from an electrically conductive plastic material and the outer layer of the housing pot facing away from the interior from an electrically insulating plastic material. An especially good mechanical connection is achieved between the two layers by the inner layer and the outer layer being connected to one another in a positive-locking manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jelena Zachovalova, Zdenek Frcek, Bedrich Gaidarus, Martin Krystof
  • Publication number: 20150090340
    Abstract: A processing-liquid supply apparatus includes a source, a discharge device, a supply channel connecting the source and discharge device, a filter device positioned in the channel to form first side having the source and second side having the discharge device, a pump device positioned in the channel, and a control device which controls suction and discharge by the pump device. The control device controls the pump device such that the liquid is discharged from the discharge device, that remaining of the liquid on the second side is suctioned to be returned to the first side and that the remaining of the liquid returned to the first side flows from the first toward second side together with refill of the liquid from the source, and the control device is set such that return amount of the liquid to the filter device is equal to or greater than amount of the discharge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Koji Takayanagi, Kousuke Yoshihara, Yuichi Terashita, Toshinobu Furusho, Takashi Sasa
  • Publication number: 20150090344
    Abstract: Disclosed in certain embodiments are pressure release devices or filtering devices for adsorbed gas containers in order to increase the safety and efficiencies of adsorbed gas systems. In certain embodiments, the systems contain metal organic framework.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: William Dolan, Christoph Garbotz, Adam Lack, Joseph Lynch, Stefan Marx, Ulrich Mueller, Michael SantaMaria, Mathias Weickert
  • Publication number: 20150083243
    Abstract: A first engagement unit and a second engagement unit are formed to be engaged with each other at a divided portion formed in a substantially ring-shaped frame of a control valve filter. The first engagement unit includes a first inclination surface and a recessed portion. The second engagement unit includes a second inclination surface capable of coming into close contact with the first inclination surface and a projection portion engaged with the recessed portion. The recessed portion and the projection portion are engaged from the diameter direction of the frame, and the first inclination surface and the second inclination surface are in close contact with each other, whereby the first engagement unit and the second engagement unit are engaged with each there, and therefore, the recessed portion and the projection portion can be prevented from being deformed or damaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: MIKUNI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Junichi YOSHIDA
  • Publication number: 20150075636
    Abstract: Provided are a supply apparatus and a supply method for supplying fluid carbon dioxide that are energy-saving and efficient. The supply apparatus for supplying fluid carbon dioxide includes: a circulation system including a purifying unit that removes impurities and contaminants from the carbon dioxide, a storage unit that includes a condenser for changing gaseous carbon dioxide passed through the purifying unit into liquid carbon dioxide, a supply unit that includes a first pump for supplying the liquid carbon dioxide in the storage unit to a use point, and a return line through which excess carbon dioxide supplied from the supply unit but not used at the use point is returned to the storage unit; and a carbon dioxide introduction unit that introduces carbon dioxide, as a starting material or recovered gas, to the circulation system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: ORGANO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Sugawara, Yoshinori Ono
  • Publication number: 20150070675
    Abstract: A fuel supply for an EUV radiation source is disclosed. The fuel supply comprises a reservoir (40) for retaining a volume of fuel (42), a nozzle (32), in fluid connection with the reservoir, and configured to direct a stream of fuel along a trajectory towards a plasma formation location, and a fuel contamination control arrangement (44) which separates contamination particles from the fuel. The contamination control arrangement comprises at least one acoustic filter. The acoustic filter may apply an acoustic standing wave to the fuel. Also disclosed is a method of controlling contamination in such a fuel supply.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Wilbert Jan Mestrom, Gerardus Hubertus Petrus Maria Swinkels
  • Patent number: 8950444
    Abstract: A portable pumping assembly for pumping and transporting fluids includes a container having bottom and side walls defining a chamber and a hand operated pump connected with an upper portion of the container side walls and arranged within the container generally parallel to the container bottom wall. When the pump is operated, fluid is drawn from outside the container and deposited into the container chamber for easy transport to a disposal location or facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Charles Francis Holm, III
  • Publication number: 20150034184
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for controlling the flow and/or pressure of a pressurized gas, and specifically to a tap for a pressurized-gas cylinder. The tap includes a body having a gas inlet, a gas outlet, and a passage connecting the inlet to the outlet. The tap also includes a valve for closing the passage, as well as a pressure indicator downstream from the closing valve. The pressure indicator is translatably operated and includes just two stable positions, i.e. one that corresponds to the presence of pressure, and the other to the absence of pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Jean-Claude Schmitz
  • Publication number: 20150034185
    Abstract: A multi-port valve device with a dual directional strainer is disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Craig V. Winborn
  • Publication number: 20150027552
    Abstract: A fluid supply system includes a pressure tank configured to contain a pressurized gas and a fluid, a delivery point configured to be connected to a point of use, a recirculation piping connecting the pressure tank to the delivery point, and a return pump connected to the recirculation piping. The recirculation piping defines a circulation path for the fluid from the pressure tank through the delivery point and back to the pressure tank. The return pump is downstream of the delivery point and upstream of the pressure tank in the circulation path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Taiwna Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ching-Jung HSU, Yung-Ti HUNG, Chun-Feng HSU, Nan-Peng CHENG
  • Publication number: 20150027374
    Abstract: A vapor deposition apparatus includes a first injection unit through which a first raw gas is injected in a first direction, and a first filter unit which is mounted in the first injection unit and includes a plurality of plates separated from one another in the first direction and disposed in parallel to one another, where holes are defined in each of the plurality of plates which is detachably coupled in the first filter unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Jin-Kwang Kim, Seung-Yong Song, Myung-Soo Huh, Suk-Won Jung, Choel-Min Jang, Jae-Hyun Kim, Sung-Chul Kim
  • Publication number: 20150020886
    Abstract: Aspects of a detention pond retrofit device for detention basin outlet control provide structures designed to throttle stormwater flow and maintain the rate at which water is discharged from the system below Qcritical, the flow rate at which erosion and down cutting of the receiving stream would begin, based on channel morphology and bed material resistance. The primary goal of the device is to induce increased flow detention during low to moderate rain events, while providing similar hydraulic performance during large events to that of the detention basin performance prior to the installation of the retrofit unit. This is achieved through a “T” or “Y” design with split flow paths, in which the lower path is hydraulically restricted through the installation of structures while the upper path is unrestricted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicants: SUSTAINABLE STREAMS, LLC, U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
    Inventors: Robert J. HAWLEY, James A. GOODRICH, Jake BEAULIEU, Katherine R. MACMANNIS
  • Publication number: 20150020899
    Abstract: A flow path insert for a fluid control assembly includes an upstream portion and a downstream portion integral with the upstream portion. The upstream portion includes an upstream peripheral surface and the downstream portion includes a downstream peripheral surface. The upstream portion and the downstream portion cooperate to define an inlet passage and an outlet passage in fluid communication with the inlet passage. The inlet passage defines a first axis and the outlet passage defines a second axis that is transverse to the first axis. When the flow path insert is positioned within a body of a fluid control assembly, the upstream peripheral surface is in contacting engagement with the body and the downstream peripheral surface is spaced from the body. At least the downstream portion of the flow path insert and the body cooperate to define an annular passage in fluid communication with the outlet passage. Fluid control assemblies are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Bryan D. Eyring, Gregory B. Eytchison, Ryan M. Pereira, William C. Wido
  • Publication number: 20150013351
    Abstract: A reciprocating cryogenic pump 2 comprises a piston reciprocable within a pumping chamber 44. The pumping chamber 44 has an inlet suction valve 48 for cryogenic liquid to be pumped and an outlet 32 for high pressure cryogenic liquid. The inlet valve 48 for the cryogenic liquid communicates with a cryogenic liquid reception chamber 46 in the cold end or head 6 of the pump 2. The pump head 6 is at least partially surrounded by a first jacket 8 retaining primary vacuum insulation. The first jacket 8 is itself at least partly surrounded by a second jacket 10. The jacket 10 defines a chamber for the reception of a coolant fluid such as liquid nitrogen and the second jacket has an inlet 20 and an outlet 22 for the liquid nitrogen. The thermal insulation can be further enhanced by a trapped gas space 73 between the first jacket 8 and an inner sleeve 52, the latter defining with an outer sleeve 50 vacuum insulation for the pumping chamber 44.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Pierre Papirer, Stephane Sgambati
  • Publication number: 20150000749
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a water management system for use on board a passenger transport vehicle. The water management system may be used to address and manage excess humidity, water leaks, or any other instance when water or other liquid may collect at a certain location. The disclosure provides a system for managing excess water and for optionally delivering the water to another location. The removal location may be a disposal outlet or it may be a beneficial use of the collected water on-board the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Keith Holmes, Razmik Boodaghians
  • Patent number: 8919365
    Abstract: Fluid transfer apparatus including a body having a bore formed through at least a portion of its interior. Contained within the bore is a movable plunger that moves without changing the axial dimensions of the body. A first end of the body contains a face designed to be attached to an upstream component. A second end of the body is connected to a downstream component such as a filter, pipeline, etc. A first end of the plunger, when it is in the closed position, is in alignment with the face of the body, which combined form a steamable surface and a sterile barrier against the environment to the remainder of the interior of the body, the plunger and downstream components. An outer annular collar is rotatable relative to the body and causes the plunger to move axially within the bore from an open to a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Hillier, Martin Szyk, Aaron Burke, Joseph Almasian
  • Publication number: 20140373947
    Abstract: A gas flow system for a machine. The gas flow system can include an air filtration system which can include a debris chamber. The gas flow system can also include a first conduit, a second conduit, and one or more tabs. The first conduit can extend from an upstream end to a downstream end. The upstream end of the first conduit can be connected in fluid communication with the debris chamber, and the downstream end of the first conduit can be positioned within the second conduit. The one or more tabs can be positioned within the second conduit adjacent to the downstream end of the first conduit. The second conduit can include one or more of a decreasing diameter and a substantially consistent diameter adjacent to and downstream of the downstream end of the first conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Haiping Hong, Chris J. Scolton, Tyler J. Williams
  • Patent number: 8911621
    Abstract: A filter screen for an integrated valve is disclosed, which is inserted into an integral bore of a housing. The filter screen has a retention protrusion, which upon insertion can be put from an assembly position into a retention position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Lorenz Lippert, Juergen Rettinger
  • Publication number: 20140360591
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in a filter system for filtering water or wastewater. The apparatus preferably includes an underdrain lateral having a plurality of chambers. Each of the plurality of chambers is preferably configured to direct a combined washing liquid and washing gas into a filter bed during a cleaning or washing cycle. The apparatus further includes one or more flow control members operably associated with the underdrain lateral for improving distribution of the combined washing liquid and washing gas through the filter bed. Each of the one or more flow control members is preferably a baffle assembly having a plate and a plurality of baffles operably associated with the plate. Preferably, one or more baffle assemblies are configured to be inserted into one or more chambers of the underdrain lateral.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: ROBERTS MARKETING DE, INC.
    Inventor: R. Lee Roberts
  • Publication number: 20140352815
    Abstract: A channel drain assembly includes a channel drain and a grate. The channel drain includes a body having at least one sidewall and a bottom wall, a flange extending about a periphery of the body, and a drain pipe. The grate is positionable within the body and includes at least one side wall and a top wall that has a plurality of apertures extending therethrough. When the grate is positioned within the body a first flow path and a second flow path are formed that provide a path for fluid to flow into the channel drain and out the drain pipe. The first flow path is formed across the plurality of apertures, while the second flow path is formed between the at least one side wall of the grate and at least one sidewall of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Lawrence B. Brodey, Christopher Pike
  • Publication number: 20140352816
    Abstract: A hydraulic pressure control apparatus includes a first pressure regulating valve for reducing an initial oil pressure (line pressure) of a working oil, a solenoid-operated valve for converting the oil pressure, which has been reduced in pressure, into a solenoid pressure, and a second pressure regulating valve for converting the line pressure of the working oil into an actuating pressure responsive to the solenoid pressure. The three valves share a single body. Further, an outlet passageway is formed along a thicknesswise direction of the body, with a relief valve being formed upwardly of the outlet passageway.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicants: KEIHIN CORPORATION, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Kouichi Yamada, Keiichi Nagaseki, Kenji Suda, Tomotaka Terajima, Susumu Ito
  • Publication number: 20140345719
    Abstract: Provided are a strainer and a fuel pump module having the same, and more particularly, a strainer capable of preventing filter paper from stopping since the filter paper contacts each other at a portion at which the strainer is folded, in the strainer connected to an inlet of a fuel pump or a fuel pump module to filter fuel sucked thereinto, and a fuel pump module having the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: COAVIS
    Inventors: Jeong Sik KIM, Woo Keun LEE, Du Hyun KIM, Eun Ju LEE
  • Publication number: 20140332099
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a filtering device that can be coupled to a suction turbine (30) of the type used to suction pet faeces. Another object of the invention is the vacuum incorporated in said filtering device. The filtering device comprises an outer body (10) and a cartridge (20) that are partially disposed in the interior of the outer body (10) comprising an open front end (26) for suctioning the faeces (40) and a closed rear end (27), at least one opening (21) disposed on the surface (28) for the passage of the air flow (50) from the interior of the cartridge (20) to the interior of the outer body (10) and a filtering material (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Juan Jose Gomez Pinedo
  • Publication number: 20140299198
    Abstract: A multi-end connector adaptor comprising a main pipe run having a main pipe run connector flange located at the inlet end of the main pipe run; and outlet ends of first and second transverse auxiliary pipe runs having a ball valve type end connector flange comprising a flow bore through the respective flange and an annular landing recessed in the respective flange around the flow bore to receive a seat ring for sealing against a flow control element of a ball valve. Multiport severe service ball valve assemblies, systems comprising the multi-end connector adaptors and methods of use are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: Timothy Way Diehl, Duc Thanh Tran
  • Publication number: 20140290762
    Abstract: This invention relates to the field of water valves and more particularly to a rod activated water valve for installation on any threaded water faucet, tap or threaded pipe with a filter screen to prevent any particle larger than the filter mesh from passing through the filter. This invention also relates to the field of water valves and more particularly to a rod activated water valve that allows a person to wash their hands and avoid touching faucet handles. In one embodiment a rod activated water valve is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Instant-Off, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Gordon
  • Publication number: 20140283927
    Abstract: An auxiliary grey water supply device captures used wash water from a commercial warewashing machine for supply to a pre-rinse station without substantial modification of the commercial warewashing machine. The captured wash water is delivered to a pre-rinse station for pre-rinsing of dishes that will be washed within the commercial warewashing machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: Seven Hour Drive, LLC
    Inventors: Eduardo Yong Lee, Daniel John Dickenson
  • Publication number: 20140284279
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus that can be used to connect a flash chromatography instrument to a fraction collector and a mass detector to perform mass-directed flash chromatography.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: BIOTAGE AB
    Inventors: Anders WARNGREN, Anders WESSMAN, Erik HALLIN, Lars JOHNSSON
  • Publication number: 20140260212
    Abstract: A device for providing reducing agent includes a tank, a delivery unit disposed at least partially in the tank and having a suction point through which the delivery unit can draw reducing agent out of the tank, and a filter covering the suction point. An intermediate space or chamber is formed between the delivery unit and the filter, and the filter is disposed on the delivery unit in such a way that it can perform a deflection movement away from the suction point if ice forms in the intermediate chamber. A motor vehicle having the device is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: EMITEC GESELLSCHAFT FUER EMISSIONSTECHNOLOGIE MBH
    Inventors: JAN HODGSON, SVEN SCHEPERS
  • Publication number: 20140261696
    Abstract: An improved in-line fluid valve for use with low pressure fluid sources containing pollutants.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: PHILIP SCHREIER
  • Publication number: 20140261743
    Abstract: Water valves and methods of regulating fluid flow for low ambient pressure water sources that reduce the amount of filtration needed for valve mechanisms operating in the water source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: PHILIP SCHREIER
  • Publication number: 20140251466
    Abstract: A port shield assembly includes a cup, a fitting, and a retaining pin. The cup includes a top with a hole, a sidewall, a cavity defined by the top and the sidewall, and a side port in the side wall. The fitting includes a body with a first end and a second end, a flange at the first end, and a central bore extending from the first end. The fitting also includes a port that communicates with the central bore, and a cross bore near the second end. The fitting extends through the hole of the cup and a retaining pin is disposed in the cross bore to retain the cup between the first end and the second end of the fitting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Francis P. Marocchini, Scott J. Beloncik
  • Publication number: 20140238510
    Abstract: A fuel delivery module is located inside a fuel tank and supplies fuel from the fuel tank to the engine. An in-tank suction fluid filter has a filter body made of combination material layers with porous material and filtration material. An in-tank suction fuel filter functions to filter the fuel and holds a reservoir of fuel for supplying to the fuel pump. The in-tank suction fuel filter acts as the reservoir cavity needed to have a constant supply of filtered fuel available to the fuel pump. The in-tank suction fuel filter has a freeform body that can move upward or downward with thermal expansion of the fuel while maintaining constant contact with the bottom of the fuel tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: KUSS FILTRATION, INC.
    Inventors: Christophe HENRY, Julie Anne GRABER
  • Patent number: 8812267
    Abstract: A contamination level determination system for hydraulic oil is provided with a pilot filter arranged in a line of a hydraulic circuit of a hydraulic working machine to remove, from the hydraulic oil, foreign matter of particle sizes that may cause an operation failure of the hydraulic working machine. A first light-blocking sensor senses passage of foreign matter on an upstream side of the pilot filter. A second light-blocking sensor senses passage of foreign matter on a downstream side of the pilot filter. An onboard controller unit functions to determine a frequency of sensing of foreign matter by the first light-blocking sensor, to determine a frequency of sensing of foreign matter by the second light-blocking sensor, and to determine a contamination level on the upstream side of the pilot filter on the basis of results of the determinations from both sensors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Satake
  • Publication number: 20140224357
    Abstract: A lightweight soil classifier consisting of a singular motor, a fully articulated flexible Vierendeel frame motor mount platform and conical basket lid weldment for the self-aligning and centering of a rotating shaft through a cylindrical screened classifier basket containing classified media, with an impervious conical bottom and a cylindrical bearing post incorporating a conduit, a classifier drive shaft with a semi-rigid coupling to the motor and a pumping screw extending through the bearing post conduit and submerged bearing surfaces to develop fluid dynamic bearing films of fine soils and liquid vehicle, fitted with an inverted cup-shaped classifier head consisting of outwardly projecting spirally arrayed classifier pins located within the confines of the classifier basket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventor: Shawn Patrick Greenwood
  • Publication number: 20140161671
    Abstract: The present invention is an exhaust mode selector system which is able to control an exhaust system, as the exhaust system changes to accommodate various driving conditions. The exhaust system includes various exhaust flow paths to configure the exhaust system for operating in a highway mode, used for when the vehicle is operating on the highway, and a city mode, used for when the vehicle is operating under city driving conditions. A controller is able to position one or more valves to various configurations to transition between city driving and highway driving. Each of the valves being configurable provides for optimization of the balance between required power, fuel economy, and noise reduction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Juan Guillermo Martinez Cuellar, Carlos Ernesto Colina Gallardo, Marco Antonio Lopez Vidaurri, Marco Antonio Aguilar Molina
  • Patent number: 8747104
    Abstract: Liquated gas lighter with non-adjustable flame height, comprising a gas reservoir, a burner and a gas flow limiting device consisting of a microporous membrane gripped between a first seating body and a second seating body. First seating body has a through hole that comes out on one side directly into microporous membrane and on the other side into reservoir. Second seating body has a seating surface in contact with membrane, a groove formed in seating surface, an outlet duct and a linking passage between groove and outlet duct. Through hole is facing, at least partially and through microporous membrane, groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Flamagas S.A.
    Inventor: Joan Lucas-Puig-Gros
  • Publication number: 20140150906
    Abstract: A flow diverter device includes a valve body component defining therein two inlet channels and an outlet channel; and a rotatable diverter component comprising an exterior side wall and defining therein a connecting channel in the form of an annular slot positioned around a portion of the exterior side wall. The rotatable diverter component is rotatably received by the valve body component and being movable between a first position where the connecting channel fluidly connects one of the inlet channels with the outlet channel only and a second position where the connecting channel fluidly connects the other of the inlet channels with the outlet channel only.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Timothy Scott Shaffer, Mark Anthony Copelli, James Robert White, Michael Lee Alsip
  • Patent number: 8739932
    Abstract: A hydraulic filtering, cooling and lubrication system is disclosed. The system is for use with a vehicle including an engine, a pump coupled to the engine and a plurality of axles. The system includes a separate manifold for each axle of the vehicle and/or each pair of wet disc brakes. Each manifold is separate from every other manifold to minimize cross contamination of axles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Deere & Company
    Inventor: Matthew John Ramler
  • Patent number: 8733393
    Abstract: Solenoid operated fluid control valve for controlling the pressure of a fluid in a fluid control system comprises a solenoid housing having therein a solenoid coil, an armature movable in response to electrical current applied to the solenoid coil, a valve member for controlling fluid flow to a fluid passage, an actuator pin disposed between the armature and the valve member for moving the valve member in response to armature movement, and one or more features including an armature damping member, tubular actuator pin support body, flow diverter, coil bobbin support sleeve, and/or internal particle gettering magnet to improve valve operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Flextronics Automotive USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Hamid Najmolhoda, David Seid, John T. Kovitz, Brian K. Baker