With Pump Patents (Class 137/565.01)
  • Patent number: 11318472
    Abstract: A device comprising: a first zone comprising an attachment site; a first pathway; a second pathway and a means for creating a second medium comprised of aqueous microdroplets in a carrier; a microdroplet manipulation zone comprising: a first composite wall comprised of a first transparent substrate; a first transparent conductor layer on the substrate; a photoactive layer activated by electromagnetic radiation; and a first dielectric layer on the conductor layer; a second composite wall comprised of a second substrate; a second conductor layer on the substrate; and optionally a second dielectric layer on the conductor layer; an A/C source; a source of first electromagnetic radiation; means for manipulating the points of impingement of the electromagnetic radiation on the photoactive layer; an detection zone disposed downstream of the microdroplet manipulation zone or integral therewith; and a fluorescence or Raman-scattering detection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: LIGHTCAST DISCOVERY LTD
    Inventors: Thomas Henry Isaac, Pedro Cunha, Eoin Sheridan, David Love, Rebecca Palmer, Douglas J. Kelly, Gareth Podd
  • Patent number: 11242829
    Abstract: A fuel pump module includes: a pump unit; a lid provided to close an opening of a fuel tank; and a flexible fuel tube. The pump unit includes a fuel pump configured to pump fuel out of the fuel tank, a housing that holds the fuel pump, and a filter configured to filter the fuel. The lid has a discharge port to supply the fuel to outside of the fuel tank. The flexible fuel tube connects the pump unit and the discharge port. The housing includes a guide portion configured to fix the pump unit to a fixing member having a pair of rails provided in the fuel tank, and a separation regulating member configured to regulate the guide portion from separating from the pair of rails by engaging with the fixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Teppei Matsumoto, Takemasa Fujiseki, Shinichi Morita, Shoma Fujita, Koji Maruyama
  • Patent number: 11207698
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns an applicator (e.g. print head) for applying a coating agent (e.g. paint) to a component (e.g. motor vehicle body component), having a nozzle chamber with a plurality of nozzles for dispensing the coating agent in the form of continuous jets or droplets, the coating agent flowing during operation through the nozzle chamber to the nozzles so that the nozzle chamber is filled with the coating agent during operation. The print head further comprises a plurality of slidable valve needles associated with the individual nozzles and selectively opening or closing the respective nozzle depending on the position of the valve needles. Furthermore, the print head according to the disclosure contains an actuator chamber for receiving actuators for displacing the valve needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Dürr Systems AG
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Fritz, Benjamin Wöhr, Marcus Kleiner, Mortiz Bubek, Timo Beyl, Frank Herre, Steffen Sotzny, Daniel Tandler, Tobias Berndt
  • Patent number: 11192289
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a fuel tank is described herein. The method includes subsequent to molding of a housing of a fuel tank, positioning a strut inside the housing. The method additionally includes snap-fitting a flexible projection of the strut with a corresponding flange section in a first wall of the housing, the flange section surrounding an opening in the first wall of the housing and the flexible projection including a surface overlapping an interior surface of the flange section subsequent to the snap-fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brian Aitken, Mark Bunge
  • Patent number: 11149514
    Abstract: An apparatus according to which a subterranean formation in which a wellbore extends is hydraulically fractured, the apparatus comprising first and second manifolds, the first manifold including first and second flow lines adapted to be in fluid communication with first and second pumps, respectively, the first pump being adapted to pressurize fluid received from the first flow line, and the second pump being adapted to pressurize fluid received from the second flow line, and the second manifold including a third flow line adapted to convey pressurized fluid from the first and second pumps to the wellbore to hydraulically fracture the subterranean formation in which the wellbore extends. The apparatus is adapted to be connected to another apparatus used to hydraulically fracture the subterranean formation in which the wellbore extends by moving one, or both, of the first and second flow lines relative to the third flow line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: SPM Oil & Gas Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. Witkowski, Nadiya Fuller, Nuder Said, Duc Thanh Tran, Peter Walter
  • Patent number: 11130129
    Abstract: The present invention relates to microfluidic check valves, as well as fluidic cartridges including such check valves. In particular examples, the check valve includes a pre-stressed spring formed from a planar substrate. Various characteristics of the valves, such as size, profile, opening pressure, etc., can be tuned to provide desired performance when employed within a fluidic cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Cameron Scott Ball, Ronald F. Renzi, Robert Meagher
  • Patent number: 10955089
    Abstract: A set (10) for dispensing liquefied gas from a vessel (100) comprises a supporting structure (1), a pump (2) and a conditioning system (4). The supporting structure is designed for maintaining both the pump and the conditioning system inside the vessel when the set is in operation condition for dispensing a flow of liquefied gas. The set allows easy handling, simple fitting to the vessel and easy removal from the vessel because a main part of said set can be handled as a one-block element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: CRYOSTAR SAS
    Inventor: Simon Oury
  • Patent number: 10882395
    Abstract: A fuel tank assembly includes a fuel tank and a fuel pump module. The module supports a fuel pump that delivers fuel to an engine of a vehicle, and includes a module housing that provides a cavity that receives the fuel pump, a reservoir that is actively filled with excess fuel discharged from a fuel pressure regulator, and a fuel return passageway that directs excess fuel discharged from the pressure regulator to the reservoir. When the fuel tank assembly is inverted, as may occur when the vehicle is operating under certain dynamic conditions, the discharged fuel is retained within the reservoir, and is supplied to the fuel pump inlet via a wicking filter that extends between the reservoir and the fuel pump inlet. As a result, engine stall due to lack of fuel during certain dynamic conditions can be delayed or avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: Robert Bosch LLC, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Mason, David P. Toutant
  • Patent number: 10837430
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a high-pressure fuel pump having a pump piston which, during operation, moves in translation between a pressure chamber and a leakage chamber. The leakage chamber has a leakage collecting region and an equalizing region. A low-pressure damper having a bellows-shaped corrugated damper plate is arranged in the equalizing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: VITESCO TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Markus Zankl, Bernd Wöllisch, Heiko Zabich, Yury Mikhaylov, Thomas Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10813300
    Abstract: An articulating blower nozzle that maintains directional orientation of a high velocity air flow while the blower is being swung by an operator. The dynamic nozzle blows the debris to a specific point while the blower is swung from side to side, thereby collecting the debris is a specific area without the operator having to constantly reorient their body to complete the work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Joseph Scott Smyers
  • Patent number: 10794120
    Abstract: The plant module comprises a base deck, a frame and a plurality of pieces of equipment mounted to the base deck and/or the frame; the base deck comprises of a grid of base beams; some of or all the beams of the base deck and optionally some of or all the beams of the frame are perforated, in particular castellated-type or cellular-type, so that they have a plurality of holes, in particular web-openings, for receiving conduits and/or pipes and/or trays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NUOVO PIGNONE TECNOLOGIE SRL
    Inventors: Emanuele Checcacci, Alessio Margiotta, Irene Martinelli, Francesca Galardi, Alessandro Zuliani
  • Patent number: 10513337
    Abstract: An intermittent fluid delivery system includes a fill tank and a batch tank which is connected to the fill tank via a first pump and a first hose. The fill tank holds a first quantity of fluid. The batch tank holds a second quantity of fluid, which is lesser than the first quantity. The first pump delivers fluid from the fill tank to the batch tank. A second pump delivers fluid from the batch tank to a receiving tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: AERO SPECIALTIES, INC.
    Inventors: Matthew Sheehan, Derek Rose, Paul Streufert, Robert Byars
  • Patent number: 10478818
    Abstract: The present invention relates to microfluidic check valves, as well as fluidic cartridges including such check valves. In particular examples, the check valve includes a pre-stressed spring formed from a planar substrate. Various characteristics of the valves, such as size, profile, opening pressure, etc., can be tuned to provide desired performance when employed within a fluidic cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Cameron Scott Ball, Ronald F. Renzi, Robert Meagher
  • Patent number: 10307755
    Abstract: Embodiments in accordance with the present disclosure are directed to configuring an analyzer apparatus for processing a particular sample-processing cartridge. The analyzer apparatus includes a portable container and sample-specific configuration circuitry. The portable container supports and integrates a sample-processing cartridge and the sample-specific configuration circuitry. The sample-specific configuration circuitry identifies configuration information specific to the sample-processing cartridge and configures the analyzer apparatus for a series of state configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: BioCeryx Inc.
    Inventors: Kirk Bradley, David Devine, Andrew Sparks, Janice Li, Thomas Musci, Robert Balog
  • Patent number: 10308108
    Abstract: A machine body has a front-rear direction and a right-left direction perpendicular to the front-rear direction. The machine body has right and left sides in the right-left direction. A cabin is mounted in the machine body between the right and left sides. Right and left traveling devices are arranged respectively on the right and left sides of the machine body. A boom has a front end part in the front-rear direction to be connected to a working tool. A first wall is provided on one side of the boom in the right-left direction. A second wall is provided on another side opposite to the one side with respect to the boom in the right-left direction. A urea aqueous solution tank is provided between the first and second walls to store a urea aqueous solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: KUBOTA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keigo Honda, Hiroaki Nakagawa, Daisuke Sakurai, Hiroshi Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9962288
    Abstract: An acoustic streaming arrangement supplements irrigation flow to a surgical site. The acoustic streaming arrangement may include an irrigation conduit configured to carry an irrigation fluid to a surgical site, a selectively vibrating flow generator having a sharp edge, and a driving device configured to selectively vibrate the flow generator to create a streaming fluid flow in a direction away from the sharp edge through the irrigation conduit. Systems and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Novartis AG
    Inventor: Satish Yalamanchili
  • Patent number: 9903003
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for performing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and melt data acquisition according to a single slug approach in which a single slug in a microfluidic channel fills an entire thermal zone of the microfluidic channel, and the thermal zone used for both PCR temperature cycling and melt data acquisition. A detector may be configured to detect fluorescence from the thermal zone during the PCR temperature cycling for real-time PCR and/or during temperature ramping in the melt data acquisition. Slug position control may be achieved by detecting leading or trailing edges in a slug build target zone into which a slug passes after passing through the thermal zone. The single slug approach may break coupling between one or more events of the PCR amplification and melt data acquisition and enable events to be independently optimized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Canon U.S. Life Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Johnathan S. Coursey, Kenton C. Hasson, Brian Bean, Scott Corey
  • Patent number: 9895471
    Abstract: Methods and devices for treatment of damaged tissue are disclosed, including treatment of wounds by employing non-electrically powered, reduced pressure therapy devices. Maintenance and control of the sub atmospheric pressure exerted may be provided by such devices while minimizing discomfort to the user. The devices may be configured to be worn inconspicuously underneath clothing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Hu, Moshe Pinto, Kenton Fong
  • Patent number: 9878391
    Abstract: A solder supply device provided with solder cup 70 housing liquid solder that is cylindrical and open at one end, and supply nozzle 74 that is inserted into the solder cup, that supplies solder from inside the solder cup by moving the solder cup by supplying air to space 86, wherein a fixed amount of air is supplied in a case in which the solder cup movement distance is less than a specified distance, and a greater amount of air than the above specified amount is supplied in a case in which the solder cup movement distance is the set movement distance or greater. That is, when supplying solder, in a case in which the volume of the space to which air is supplied is a specified volume or greater, a greater amount of air is supplied than the air supply amount for when the volume of the space is a specified volume or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Senga, Yasunori Kamegai
  • Patent number: 9860995
    Abstract: A solder supply system that judges whether a solder cup is set on a solder supply device. In a case in which it is judged that the solder cup is set on the solder supply device, reading a barcode by a barcode reader is allowed. In contrast, in a case in which it is judged that the solder cup is not set on the solder supply device, reading a barcode by the barcode reader is restricted. That is, reading a barcode by the barcode reader before the solder cup is set inside an outer tube is restricted, while reading a barcode by the barcode reader is allowed when the solder container is set inside the outer tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuaki Kato, Yoji Fujita
  • Patent number: 9644309
    Abstract: A casing defines an external appearance of a laundry treatment apparatus. The casing has a through-hole and an outer tub placed within the casing. The outer tub is configured to receive wash water therein, and a hose extends outward through the through-hole. The hose serves to outwardly discharge the wash water received in the outer tub. A connector comprises a pair of pivotally movable parts connected to each other to tighten the hose and to secure the hose to the through-hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Soonan Park, Dongyoon Kim
  • Patent number: 9290397
    Abstract: An aeration control valve system may be used with a water treatment system to control aeration and flow of water in accordance with various operating cycles. The aeration control valve system causes air to be pumped or drawn into the water treatment system during an air charge cycle to provide an air charge for aerating the water to facilitate water treatment. The aeration control valve system releases the air during an air release cycle without requiring a backwash cycle. In one embodiment, the aeration control valve system includes a control valve unit configured for connection to a brine tank but instead fluidly coupled to an air intake inlet and an air release outlet for supplying and releasing air, respectively, when the valve cycle actuator is in the brine position and brine tank fill position, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: R.E. Prescott Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Russell E. Prescott
  • Patent number: 9254486
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide micro-fluidic systems and devices for use in performing various diagnostic and analytical tests. According to one embodiment, the micro-fluidic device includes a sample chamber for receiving a sample, and a reaction chamber for performing a chemical reaction. A bubble jet pump is structured on the device to control delivery of a fluid from the sample chamber to the reaction chamber. The pump is fluidically coupled to one or more chambers of the device using a fluidic channel such as a capillary. A valve may be coupled to one or more chambers to control flow into and out of those chambers. Also, a sensor may be positioned in one or more of the chambers, such as the reactant chamber, for sensing a property of the fluid within the chamber as well as the presence of a chemical within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: InCube Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Mir A. Imran
  • Publication number: 20150129063
    Abstract: A cover of a fuel supply module is adapted to disable a flow path through a designated port. An element is press-fit into the designated port to plug the designated port, and thermoplastic material is molded over an interface defined between the element and the designated port.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Paul Mason, David Toutant, Daniel E. Smith, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150096631
    Abstract: Methods and a fluid separation fitting for channeling hydraulic fluid in an aircraft are provided herein. The fluid separation fitting includes a first tube section and a second tube section. The first tube section includes a first end and a second end, and is configured to receive a first distribution line therethrough. The first distribution line is configured to channel fluid therethrough in a first direction. The first tube section is configured to be coupled to a second distribution line configured to channel fluid therethrough in an opposite second direction. The second distribution line circumscribes at least a portion of the first distribution line. The second tube section extends from the first tube section to channel fluid into or from the second distribution line via the first tube section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Casey Charles Regan
  • Publication number: 20150083230
    Abstract: A buffer unit is configured to store and transfer adhesive particulate to at least one adhesive melter. The buffer unit includes a buffer bin defining an interior space configured to hold a bulk supply of adhesive particulate with an agitator plate positioned within the housing at a non-horizontal orientation. A vibration generating mechanism is coupled to the agitator plate so that vibration is transmitted into the adhesive particulate to form a flow of fluidized adhesive particulate which flows toward at least one pump inlet. The buffer unit breaks up clumps of coalesced adhesive particulate to avoid clogging the pump inlet, while also ensuring that all adhesive particulate in the buffer bin can be removed at the pump inlet. Additionally, makeup air used by pumps to generate vacuum at the pump inlet does not need to be drawn through the entire bulk supply of adhesive particulate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Charles P. Ganzer, Enes Ramosevac
  • Patent number: 8980199
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide micro-fluidic systems and devices for use in performing various diagnostic and analytical tests. According to one embodiment, the micro-fluidic device includes a sample chamber for receiving a sample, and a reaction chamber for performing a chemical reaction. A bubble jet pump is structured on the device to control delivery of a fluid from the sample chamber to the reaction chamber. The pump is fluidically coupled to one or more chambers of the device using a fluidic channel such as a capillary. A valve may be coupled to one or more chambers to control flow into and out of those chambers. Also, a sensor may be positioned in one or more of the chambers, such as the reactant chamber, for sensing a property of the fluid within the chamber as well as the presence of a chemical within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: InCube Labs, LLC
    Inventor: Mir Imran
  • Patent number: 8978829
    Abstract: An exemplary system for delivering a turbomachine fluid to a supplied area is a pump configured to draw fluid from both a first container and a second container when operating in both a positive g-force environment and a negative g-force environment. The fluid from the first container in a positive g-force environment is a mixture of air and oil, and the fluid from the first container in a negative g-force environment is primarily oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Michael E. McCune, Denman H. James
  • Publication number: 20150068491
    Abstract: A fuel delivery system is provided to reduce the pressure pulsations and noise vibration and harshness of direct injection systems. The fuel delivery system includes an elastic fuel line positioned between a first fuel pump and a second fuel pump and a check valve positioned in the elastic fuel line near the inlet of the high pressure pump, the check valve including an external housing having a peripheral surface with a greater diameter than an unstretched inner diameter of the elastic fuel line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jacob Jensen, Dequan Yu, Dennis Morgan, Christopher Arnold Woodring
  • Publication number: 20150047713
    Abstract: A device and method is provided for removing water that has accumulated on a swimming pool cover in the form of a directed stream or spray from a typical pool cover pump through a water ejection spout. The water ejection spout has a connector adapted to couple to an outflow connector of the pool cover pump, tubing extending from the connector, and a nozzle coupled to the tubing for expelling the pumped water. The water ejection spout is configured to discharge the pumped water in a directed stream or spray upwardly and outwardly from the pool cover pump. The tubing and nozzle may be configured to additionally discharge the pumped water in a directed stream or spray away from the pool pump, or another in a directed stream or spray over the pool pump. One form is configured to inhibit rotation and/or tipping of the pump/spout assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Joseph T. Acklin
  • Patent number: 8956573
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and process for polymerizing olefins. One embodiment comprises polymerizing at least one monomer in a first loop reactor in the presence of a catalyst to produce a first polyolefin fraction. A portion of the first polyolefin fraction is transferred to a second loop reactor, connected in series with the first loop reactor. The process further comprises polymerizing in the second loop reactor at least one monomer in the presence of a catalyst to produce a second polyolefin fraction in addition to the first polyolefin fraction. The combination of the first and second polyolefin fractions can produce a polymer resin fluff having bimodal molecular weight distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Total Research & Technology Feluy
    Inventors: Louis Fouarge, Eric Damme, Olivier Miserque, Daniel Siraux, Philippe Bodart, Andre Lewalle, Marc Van der Auwera, Frans Van den Brande, Giacomo Conti, Hugo Vandaele, Mark Verleysen, Carl Van Camp, Etienne Laurent, Philippe Marechal, Marc Moers, Leopold D'Hooghe, Marjan Sillis, Kai Hortman, Pascal Folie, Renaud Oreins
  • Publication number: 20150041004
    Abstract: Provided is a fuel system that can reduce the amount of fuel in a second tank before the amount of fuel in a first tank. A fuel system includes: a first tank and a second tank that respectively store fuel; a fuel supply pump that supplies at least the fuel in the first tank out of the first and second tanks to a fuel consuming section; a transfer pump that transfers the fuel in the second tank into the first tank; and a fuel passage having an inlet in communication with an inner portion of the first tank, and an outlet in communication with an inner portion of the second tank. The fuel in the first tank is caused to overflow into the second tank through the fuel passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Ushio KOMODA
  • Publication number: 20150034188
    Abstract: A sliding screen valve for controlling fluid flow comprises a multi-apertured valve plate (50, 90) configured for sliding movement relative to a multi-apertured valve seat between closed and open configurations and comprises an array of apertures (60, 100) separated from one another by elongate interstitial elements angled at between 15 to 45 degrees from the axis of motion. The valve plate may be operatively connected via an actuator frame (274) controlling its movement to an actuator for sliding movement relative to the valve seat, and may be connected to the actuator via a resilient support element (272) configured to allow a floating movement of the valve plate normal to the valve plate. Initiation or termination of the sliding movement may be damped by at least one damping mechanism. The screen valve may be configured for lateral reciprocating movement and be used in gas compression and/or expansion equipment such as piston compressors or expanders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Jonathan Sebastian Howes
  • Publication number: 20150034189
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dosing device (15) for introducing a liquid medium into an exhaust gas flow of an internal combustion engine (1) of a motor vehicle. The dosing device (15) has a pump (23) to deliver the liquid medium and injects said medium into the exhaust gas flow via a controllable dosing valve (13). The dosing device (15) has a 2/2 directional valve (17) which is arranged in a delivery line (19) between the pump (23) and a first low pressure chamber (47) of the dosing valve (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Matthias Burger
  • Publication number: 20150020902
    Abstract: A dishwasher has a sump for collecting water. A discharge pipe leads from the sump. A pump for removing water from the sump is mounted within the dishwasher. An inlet pipe leads to the pump. A pipe coupler couples the discharge pipe to the inlet pipe. The coupler has a middle portion having a middle internal diameter; a first end portion disposed at a first end of the middle portion and arranged to receive an end of the discharge pipe; and a second end portion disposed at a second end of the middle portion and arranged to receive an end of the inlet pipe. The middle internal diameter is adapted to provide a smooth transition between an internal diameter of the discharge pipe and an internal diameter of the inlet pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Min LI, Xiao Lin ZHANG, Moola Mallikarjuna REDDY
  • Publication number: 20140363333
    Abstract: Close proximity, including conversations at closer than three (3) feet apart, facilitates disease transfer via airborne pathogens. This transfer can be mitigated by the present invention, which is directed towards methods, systems and apparatuses to produce a predictably shaped and minimally intrusive air barrier that may comprise an airborne disinfectant, to divert and or render harmless and to divert and negate close proximity airborne pathogens, such as influenza and severe acute respiratory syndrome, etc., and other airborne particulates transferred from an infected person towards the face of an unfortunate recipient at normal conversational distances apart from each other, and/or to divert and render harmless such airborne particulates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Carr
  • Publication number: 20140352808
    Abstract: A pressure assisted washer or pressure washer with hose reel and motor pump assembly. The hose reel defines a bore in which a motor pump assembly is disposed. The hose reel comprises a cylinder having an aperture through which pressurized fluid can be accessed through a coupling in fluid communication with a pump. The pump has a rotating collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Ming LIU, John SCHMIDER, Jonathan LOUDON, Heather LAM
  • Publication number: 20140352820
    Abstract: A vacuum pump with abatement function is used for evacuating a chamber of a manufacturing apparatus. The vacuum pump with abatement function includes a vacuum pump having a discharge port to which one or more abatement parts for treating an exhaust gas discharged from the vacuum pump to make the exhaust gas harmless are attached. The one or more abatement parts are selected, depending on the amount and kind of the exhaust gas discharged from the vacuum pump, from plural kinds of abatement parts which have different treatment types of exhaust gas and/or different treatment amounts of exhaust gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiharu NAKAZAWA, Tetsuro SUGIURA, Kohtaro KAWAMURA, Toyoji SHINOHARA, Takashi KYOTANI, Keiichi ISHIKAWA, Seiji KASHIWAGI, Yasuhiko SUZUKI, Hideo ARAI
  • Publication number: 20140352819
    Abstract: A microfluidic valve includes: a first structural layer and a second structural layer; a microfluidic circuit having a first microfluidic conduit and a second microfluidic conduit, which are defined in a superficial portion of the first structural layer, are adjacent, and are separated by a wall; a membrane set between the first structural layer and the second structural layer and delimiting the microfluidic circuit on one side; and a recess containing a gaseous fluid in the second structural layer. The membrane is movable in response to an actuation stimulus between a closed position, in which the first and second microfluidic conduits are fluidly decoupled, and an open position, in which the membrane is at least in part retracted into the recess and the first and second microfluidic conduits are fluidly coupled by means of a fluidic passage defined between the wall and the membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: STMicroelectronics S.r.l.
    Inventors: Marco Pugliese, Francesco Ferrara
  • Patent number: 8887966
    Abstract: An inductor pump system comprises a fluid activated ram, an inductor pump platen, a fluid activated motor and a fluid control. The inductor pump platen is driven by the fluid activated ram. The fluid activated motor is coupled to the platen. The fluid control comprises an inlet for receiving a source of pressurized fluid, a first circuit and a second circuit. The first and second circuits are configured to receive pressurized fluid from the inlet. The first circuit comprises a switching valve connected to the inlet; an actuator line connected to the ram and the switching valve; and a blow-off line connected to the inductor pump platen and the switching valve. The second circuit is connected to the inlet to receive pressurized fluid and to the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Graco Minnesota Inc.
    Inventor: Paul R. Quam
  • Publication number: 20140332094
    Abstract: A parts washer assembly containing a volume of cleaning solution and a receptacle disposed on top of a tank holding the cleaning solution may comprise a control unit disposed on top of the tank and covering a portion of an opening of the tank and a pump assembly including a motor and extension wherein the motor is located above the control unit and the extension extends into the tank of cleaning solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: SAFETY-KLEEN SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Rudy Publ
  • Patent number: 8881764
    Abstract: A fuel system for an aircraft includes a fuel collector downstream of a boost pump and upstream of an engine fuel pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    Inventors: David R. Smith, Joe James Burg, Robert R. Rogstad
  • Publication number: 20140326650
    Abstract: A combined dual pump-injector valve utilizing a single piece of material to house the barrel for each of the two piston-based pumps and to provide the stator of the associated valve, thus eliminating any need for connections between the pumps and the valve, and therefore eliminating the potential for high-pressure leaks or pressure reductions. The combined dual pump-injector valve permits injection of nanoliter-sized samples into a chromatographic column such that complete analyses can be completed with microliters of mobile phase with nanoliters of a sample.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Valco Instruments Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Stanley D. Stearns, Ales Plistil
  • Publication number: 20140326339
    Abstract: Various systems, methods, and devices are provided for focusing particles suspended within a moving fluid into one or more localized stream lines. The system can include a substrate and at least one channel provided on the substrate having an inlet and an outlet. The system can further include a fluid moving along the channel in a laminar flow having suspended particles and a pumping element driving the laminar flow of the fluid. The fluid, the channel, and the pumping element can be configured to cause inertial forces to act on the particles and to focus the particles into one or more stream lines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Mehmet Toner, Dino DiCarlo, Jon F. Edd, Daniel Irimia
  • Publication number: 20140318636
    Abstract: A method for drain liquid collection and evacuation in a subsea compression system using a compressor, wherein an external drainage tank is arranged in direct flow communication with the compressor sump via a sump evacuation valve, the tank is set under compressor discharge pressure via a tank pressurizing line arranged to connect the tank to a compressor discharge flow upstream of a throttle valve, a tank evacuation line is arranged to connect the tank to the compressor discharge downstream of the throttle valve, drain liquid evacuation is accomplished through generation, by adjusting the throttle valve, of a flow restriction in the compressor discharge. The tank is set under compressor discharge pressure by opening of the pressure valve and the drain liquid flow is permitted into a reduced compressor discharge pressure downstream the throttle valve by opening an evacuation valve in the evacuation line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Vetco Gray Sandinavia AS
    Inventors: Rune STRAND, Francesco BONGINI
  • Publication number: 20140311591
    Abstract: Described herein are systems and methods for cryogenic fluid delivery to achieve the lowest reasonable saturation pressure while dispensing a cryogenic fluid such as liquefied natural gas to a holding tank on a use device. The systems and methods utilize a liquid nitrogen component and a liquefaction engine, very cold liquefied natural gas and a liquefaction engine, or a combination of both very cold liquefied natural gas and a liquid nitrogen component to deliver LNG to a holding tank on a use device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: CHART INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Tom Drube
  • Publication number: 20140305519
    Abstract: An adapter connects to a valve to convert the valve of a type, such as but not limited to Schrader or Presta, to a uniform configuration. An attachment head for engages and creates a seal with the adapter and has a release mechanism to disengage the attachment head from the adapter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Pacific Cycle, LLC
    Inventors: Ian Cassiman, Jesse C. Darley, Brian Koons, Randall S. Koplin, Jeffrey Allen Rogers, Jeff R. Staszak, Joseph J. Werwie, III
  • Publication number: 20140290766
    Abstract: Non-limiting exemplary embodiment(s) of apparatus(es) and method(s) are described for the conveyance of fluid media and entrained materials between two or more locations, each possessing a different cross-sectional area. Equidistant pathways incorporated into uniquely designed conduits enable this transference to occur with minimal band spreading and separation resolution loss due to undesirable flow patterns that arise from end effects. The design enables the conduits to be employed with locations of almost any description including process channels, surfaces, or even open volume of any size and used for almost any purpose. The conduits and/or associated locations may be empty of any contents or filled with gelatinous, porous, granular, or particulated material. The design of non-limiting exemplary embodiment(s) of apparatus(es) and method(s) may be easily adapted or configured as necessary.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Fred C. Senftleber
  • Publication number: 20140259882
    Abstract: The disclosures described herein provide for a gasification feedstock which includes a mixture of a solid feedstock with a liquid feedstock. The solid feedstock includes a heating value of less than approximately 20 Megajoules/kilogram (MJ/kg), expressed on a wet basis. The non-aqueous liquid feedstock includes a heating value of greater than approximately 14 MJ/kg, expressed on a wet basis. The resulting feedstock is useful as a gasification fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas Frederick Leininger, Julio Zimbron Nieto, Scott Parent, Aaron John Avagliano
  • Publication number: 20140261799
    Abstract: Exemplary simplified outlet valves, pumps and refill units are disclosed herein. An exemplary inverted refill unit for a dispenser includes a container and a pump secured to the bottom of container. The pump has a liquid inlet valve and a liquid outlet having an annular housing. One or more liquid outlet passages are located within the annular housing. A valve seat is located proximate the liquid outlet passages. A liquid outlet valve is also included. The liquid outlet valve includes an annular body and a resilient disc located on the interior of the annular body. The resilient disc has an opening in the center and seals against the valve seat to seal the one or more liquid outlet passages in a normal state. The resilient disc deflects from the valve seat under pressure so that liquid flows through the liquid outlet passages and through the center of the resilient disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick E. Ciavarella, Robert L. Quinlan, Christopher J. Mann, John J. McNulty