Swinging Outlet Pipe Or Spout Patents (Class 137/579)
  • Patent number: 9814827
    Abstract: A system for delivering to a patient a slurry which includes a fluid and a material that is non-dissolvable or immiscible in the fluid. The system includes a container adapted to contain the slurry and a supernate of the slurry, a syringe adapted to contain the slurry after dilation with the supermate, a fluid path between the syringe and the contents of the container, the fluid path including a needle at least partially disposed within the contents of the container, a plunger disposed in the syringe and adapted to create pressure in the syringe to cause a dilated slurry to flow into the syringe through the fluid path, and a fluidizing systen associated with the container and comprising a holder adapted to move the needle within the container to affect dilation of the slurry with a portion of the supernate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Arthur E Uber, III, David M Griffiths, David M Reilly, Alan D Hirschman, Kevin P Cowan, Mark Trocki
  • Patent number: 9809238
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a fully self contained, portable apparatus specifically designed for storing, cooling, transporting both upright or on the side, and dispensing a beverage, such as beer, from a Sixth barrel of Cornelius keg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Pik Six LLC
    Inventors: David A. Kincaid, Tim Kalbas, Dan Wirtz, Allen Broughton, Sean McLaren, Ian Mackay
  • Patent number: 9408379
    Abstract: A break-away apparatus for a boom arm has a main boom portion and a boom tip. The apparatus is positioned at a joint between the main boom portion and the boom tip. The apparatus allows the boom tip to assume a neutral position and to pivot to a forward position and to a rearward position with respect to the main boom portion. The apparatus includes a first plate disposed at the joint, a second plate disposed at the joint, a hinge assembly positioned between the first plate and the second plate, a cam element attached to the first plate, the cam element having an arcuate surface, and a roller attached to the second plate and positioned to roll against the arcuate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: AGCO Corporation
    Inventor: John Kuphal
  • Patent number: 9140394
    Abstract: An intake manifold assembly for storage tanks comprises a pair of fill tubes joined together in side-by-side relation to a common mounting plate with spring latches at opposite ends of the mounting plate for releasable connection to an inlet on the tank such that the fill tubes are mounted at a predetermined angle to the inlet, a float assembly is attached to the manifold assembly to measure the liquid level in the tank, and a net assembly extends over the inlet to prevent entry of foreign matter into the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Don Kevin Grove
  • Publication number: 20100018608
    Abstract: A sprayer nurse vehicle includes an arm arrangement which carries a coupler section that is connected to the discharge end of a fluid transfer conduit that extends from the nurse tank carried by the vehicle. The arm arrangement is constructed so that it may be extended outwardly from the nurse vehicle and moved vertically and laterally. An outer end of the arm arrangement is provided with a fluid coupler section mounting bracket that permits the coupler section to be swiveled about an upright axis and tilted about a transverse axis. A torsion bar is arranged along the transverse axis and is preloaded to counterbalance the weight of the hose and liquid contained therein so as to minimize the effort an operator must exert to tilt the fluid coupler section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2008
    Publication date: January 28, 2010
    Inventors: Daniel Joseph Huegerich, Travis Gene Funseth, Tonya Marie O'neal, Richard Allen Humpal
  • Publication number: 20090020162
    Abstract: A hose connection (51) includes mounting structure (32) and suction structure (46) having an axis (B). The suction structure is mounted to the mounting structure such that the suction structure can rotate with respect to the mounting structure about the axis. The hose connection includes a hose (26?) coupled to the suction structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2007
    Publication date: January 22, 2009
    Applicant: Siemens VDO Automotive Corporation
    Inventors: Matthias Nederegger, Hugo Ritzenthaler
  • Patent number: 7047949
    Abstract: In a venting device for a fuel tank (1), a venting line (5) has a movable section (6) and a spring element (14). The free end of the venting line (5) is prestressed against an upper wall of the fuel tank (1). This ensures that a valve (7) which is arranged at the free end of the venting line (5) is always arranged in the vicinity of the upper wall of the fuel tank (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2006
    Assignee: Siemens AG
    Inventors: Frank Reiter, Oliver Schönert
  • Patent number: 6640828
    Abstract: The flushing apparatus comprises a reservoir for storing liquid, the reservoir having an outlet end movable between a raised position where liquid accumulates in the reservoir, and a down position where liquid stored in the reservoir is flushed out; a counterweight for producing an effect of urging the outlet end of reservoir toward the raised position; a reservoir ballast for cancelling the effect of the counterweight when the liquid stored therein reaches a predetermined amount; a channel for channelling a liquid into an inlet of the ballast when the outlet end of the reservoir is in the raised position; and a means for preventing an overflow of the outlet end of the reservoir. There is also provided a method for flushing liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2003
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Dautais
  • Patent number: 6503392
    Abstract: A flow distribution box for a wastewater treatment system includes an inlet into a back wall and outlets in the opposed outer side walls and front wall, the distribution box including a plurality of flow dividers therein to compartmentalize effluent within the flow distribution box. A flow director is disposed in the inlet into the flow distribution box for directing the flow into selected compartments within the distribution box. Each of the outlets in the box is in flow communication with a conduit leading into a selected area of a drain field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2003
    Assignee: Zabel Environmental Technology
    Inventor: James E. Tyson
  • Patent number: 6449781
    Abstract: An apparatus for shock-like flushing in a fluid system, comprising an accumulating or blocking element (13) which upon supply of fluid from an inlet (2) is adapted to be set from a normal position to a flushing position where accumulated fluid flows through an outlet (14) to a following section of the fluid system, and to subsequently be reset to normal position. The blocking element comprises a canal, duct or pipe member (13) with a rotational portion (17) at an upstream end and with a normal position for blocking and accumulating fluid in the canal, duct or pipe member (13). The blocking element is kept at an inclination in the normal position by means of a spring or weight load (15) until a certain level of accumulated fluid is attained. Further, the blocking element can be lowered to the flushing position. The spring or weight load (15) is adapted to bring the blocking element (13) back from the flushing position to normal inclined position when a certain low fluid level is attained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2002
    Assignee: Cleanpipe AS
    Inventor: Sten Yngvar Sondov
  • Patent number: 6302123
    Abstract: A parts washing system comprises a wash liquid holding tank having a return opening, a rinse liquid holding tank also having a return opening, a wash chamber with drain port situated above both the wash liquid holding tank and the rinse liquid holding tank, a parts carrier movable from a loading position outside the wash chamber to a position inside the wash chamber, a nozzle adapted to direct liquid from one of the holding tanks into the wash chamber, at least one pump for transferring wash liquid and rinse liquid from the wash liquid holding tank and the rinse liquid holding tank to the spray nozzle, and a substantially L-shaped liquid diverter. The L-shaped liquid diverter is rotatably mounted at the drain port of the wash chamber for rotation in a substantially vertical plane. The L-shaped liquid diverter has an outlet end for dispensing liquid from the wash chamber to one of the wash liquid holding tank and the rinse liquid holding tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 1999
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2001
    Assignee: CAE Ransohoff Inc.
    Inventor: Karle M. Wilson
  • Patent number: 6270246
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved apparatus and process for the dilution and delivery of both high-purity chemicals as well as slurry chemicals from one or more bulk sources to an end-user. The present system utilizes two or more metered vessels which are connected to bulk chemical sources via intake lines. Each metered vessel contains an adjustable, swingable angle pipe, which drains any excess chemical by gravity flow from the metered vessel so as to adjust the chemical amount to a predetermined desired level. As the chemicals exit the angle pipes, sensors located at the end of the angle pipes sense the chemical being discharged and trigger the feed pump and valve to shut off, whereby the excess chemicals will continue to drain out until the chemical levels reach the same level as the vent port of the pipe attached to the metered vessels. The chemicals are drawn into the metered vessels from the bulk sources via a feed pump or pressure mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Inventor: Leon M. Han
  • Patent number: 6027240
    Abstract: The present invention provides improved apparatus and process for the dilution and delivery of both high-purity chemicals as well as slurry chemicals from one or more bulk sources to an end-user. The present system utilizes two or more metered vessels which are connected to bulk chemical sources via intake lines. Each metered vessel contains an adjustable, swingable angle pipe, which drains any excess chemical by gravity flow from the metered vessel so as to adjust the chemical amount to a predetermined desired level. As the chemicals exit the angle pipes, sensors located at the end of the angle pipes sense the chemical being discharged and trigger the feed pump and valve to shut off, whereby the excess chemicals will continue to drain out until the chemical levels reach the same level as the vent port of the pipe attached to the metered vessels. The chemicals are drawn into the metered vessels from the bulk sources via a feed pump or pressure mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2000
    Inventor: Leon M. Han
  • Patent number: 5893385
    Abstract: According to the present invention, there is provided a liquid discharging device for discharging liquid stored on a bottom wall of an interior of a compressed natural gas tank of a vehicle, comprising a liquid discharging pipe for discharging the liquid from the compressed natural gas tank to an outside of the compressed natural gas tank. The liquid discharging pipe has an open end which is open into the interior of the compressed natural gas tank at a position adjacent to an inner face of the bottom wall of the compressed natural gas tank. Further, the liquid discharging device comprises a liquid discharging control valve arranged in the liquid discharging pipe to discharge the liquid due to the pressure of the natural gas when the liquid discharging control valve is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: April 13, 1999
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Kouhei Igarashi
  • Patent number: 5735085
    Abstract: The top wall of the horizontal spout section of a downspout assembly is cut away at the inlet end to create a notch such that interference with the top wall of the outlet end of the elbow section will be avoided when the horizontal section is pivoted to a lowered position. A hinge is fastened on top of the elbow and horizontal sections over the notch. The hinge includes half sections with each having oppositely disposed leg portions functioning as a saddle to straddle the elbow and horizontal sections. One of the hinge half sections includes a pair of spaced apart sleeves between which a single sleeve on the other half section is received. A bolt extends through the sleeves and draws the pair of sleeves frictionally against opposite ends of the single sleeve to lock the horizontal section in a raised over center position. A slot extends from the inner end of the one half section between the pair of sleeves to allow the pair of sleeves to be drawn together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 1996
    Date of Patent: April 7, 1998
    Inventor: Dennis Denooy
  • Patent number: 5680989
    Abstract: An adjustable weir for use in a liquid distribution system utilizes a weir plate having a weir opening whose height can be adjusted vertically. The weir plate is mounted to the end of a fluid distribution outlet in a manner which will maintain its proper orientation while allowing its vertical position with respect to the outlet opening to be varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 28, 1997
    Assignee: Norman F. Gavin
    Inventors: Richard F. Plachy, Norman W. Gavin
  • Patent number: 5673519
    Abstract: Without a downspout extension rain water collected on the roof of a building is spilled onto the ground beside the foundation. This causes damp and musty basements and sometimes even cracked foundations. The problem with using a downspout extension is that it must be walked over; additionally it must be removed and re-installed in order to cut a lawn thereunder. The automatic extension device disclosed utilizes a rocker arm having a cup on one end and a latch/hook on the other. An upright tubular member having an upper end portion adapted to slide over the downspout and a lower end portion which elbows outwardly away from an adjacent building wall has an extension tube pivotably connected thereto. A channel extending laterally and downwardly from inside the upright tubular member to above the cup diverts rain water from the downspout into the cup. The extension tube is stored in an upright position having one end held up by the latch/hook.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 1995
    Date of Patent: October 7, 1997
    Inventor: Brian McCaughan
  • Patent number: 5385084
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus for cooking foods such as pasta. The apparatus includes a container which receives an amount of water to be heated. A cooking basket is partially submerged in the water inside the container. A drain pipe having a 90.degree. elbow is received in the container. Portions of the drain pipe extend through an opening in the side wall of the container so as to continuously drain water from the container. The drain pipe is rotatable so that the water drain rate may be varied. The drain pipe is held in position until it is rotated again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1992
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1995
    Inventor: Alan Laibson
  • Patent number: 5303685
    Abstract: A homogenizing fuel delivery system is provided for drawing fuel substantially equally from each layer of fuel in a vehicle fuel tank, and delivering this fuel to the vehicle's engine. In this manner, the composition of the fuel delivered to the engine approximates the average composition of fuel in the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 1992
    Date of Patent: April 19, 1994
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventor: Robert L. Forgacs
  • Patent number: 5123444
    Abstract: Back flow blocker in sloping pipes, comprising a well vat (10) provided with an inlet (14) and an outlet (15) to be connected to the pipe. A tube (16) provided within the well vat and being connected at a first end to the inlet and opening at a second end in the well vat is arranged as a floating tube and is pivotally mounted in said first end to be pivoted in vertical direction from an essentially horizontal normal position when water is accumulated in the well vat maintaining said second end above the level of the water in the well vat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 1991
    Date of Patent: June 23, 1992
    Inventors: Mats Persson, Kjell Warnquist
  • Patent number: 5095836
    Abstract: An emergency bulk liquid cargo handling system for marine vessels when storage tanks for those liquids have been ruptured and flooded with sea water wherein the liquid cargo handling system is adjustable to provide liquid cargo removal from the flooded tanks regardless of the level of the liquid cargo/water interface in the flooded tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1992
    Inventor: John J. Gallagher
  • Patent number: 4915130
    Abstract: A fuel feed line having a swivel supported horizontal pick-up tube to draw fuel from the fuel tank where the fuel is of maximum depth. The depth of fuel in the tank may vary due to gravitational or centrifugal forces acting on the fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 1988
    Date of Patent: April 10, 1990
    Assignee: Navistar International Transportation Corp.
    Inventor: Robert L. Dowler
  • Patent number: 4693821
    Abstract: An improved weir for removal of liquid from wastewater systems which is positively driven and which decants wastewater only over a leading edge of an elongated weir and removes the water through downcomers is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 1985
    Date of Patent: September 15, 1987
    Assignee: Transfield, Inc.
    Inventors: Mervyn C. Goronszy, Raul Olavarria
  • Patent number: 4621657
    Abstract: A system for maintaining a preselected water level in e.g. a swimming pool comprises a chamber (6) in communication with the pool such that the water level in the chamber corresponds to that of the pool. The chamber contains an adjustable over flow tube (15) and a vertically oriented water supply line (19) having a diaphragm valve (20) and surrounded by an annular float (29), the valve being actuated by a height adjustable overhead actuator bar (23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1985
    Date of Patent: November 11, 1986
    Assignee: Roto Moulded Plastics Pty. Limited
    Inventor: Lester A. St. Ledger
  • Patent number: 4555587
    Abstract: An enclosure includes a closed housing having a wall dividing the housing into a first compartment containing a high voltage portion of the power supply and a second compartment containing a low voltage portion of the power supply. A dielectric fluid fills the first compartment and partially fills the second compartment. A first check valve disposed in the wall enables fluid to flow from the first compartment to the second compartment during a temperature increase to compensate for expansion of the fluid in the first compartment. A second check valve disposed in the wall, in communication with the fluid in the second compartment, enables the fluid to flow from the second compartment to the first compartment during a temperature decrease to maintain the first compartment full of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 1983
    Date of Patent: November 26, 1985
    Assignee: International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation
    Inventor: Michael A. Argentieri
  • Patent number: 4546750
    Abstract: A vehicle fuel tank has a filter and a secondary reservoir disposed above the filter. An intank fuel pump is situated within the secondary reservoir and draws fuel from the interior of the filter. An inertia responsive valve controls fuel communication between the secondary reservoir and the interior of the filter. The valve opens when the vehicle undergoes acceleration to allow fuel in the secondary reservoir to enter the filter interior. The secondary reservoir is filled by a fuel return line from the vehicle engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 1984
    Date of Patent: October 15, 1985
    Assignee: General Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Jack W. Brunell, Robert W. Stein
  • Patent number: 4448210
    Abstract: The invention disclosed herein is a "fail safe" apparatus for controlling the level of a liquid in a tank. The apparatus includes a holding tank for temporarily containing the liquid. There is an access opening along the top surface of the tank so that the tank is open to the atmosphere at all times. An outlet conduit, with a swivel joint therein, connects the bottom of the tank to an ultimate use point for the liquid. One end of a delivery conduit extends into the holding tank and the opposite end connects into a source for the liquid. A fill valve in the delivery conduit is linked to the holding tank by a mechanical valve operator and an air spring is fastened to the tank. When liquid is drawn out of the tank, the air spring expands and swivels the tank to a position which opens the fill valve. Filling the tank with liquid causes the air spring to compress and swivels the tank in the opposite direction to a position which closes the fill valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 1983
    Date of Patent: May 15, 1984
    Assignee: The Dow Chemical Company
    Inventor: James W. Althouse, III
  • Patent number: 4396581
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for making P.sub.2 S.sub.5 comprised of a plurality of reactors connected by pipe structures to a collecting tank which is common to all of them. By means of partitions, the cooling tank is subdivided into a plurality of separate chambers. Outlet pipes open thereinto and terminate in collecting devices. The pipe structures running to the collecting tank are pivotably arranged above the various chambers and permit liquid P.sub.2 S.sub.5 to be introduced thereinto at will.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 1981
    Date of Patent: August 2, 1983
    Assignee: Hoechst Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Hans-Dieter Benscheidt, Friedrich Neumann, Gunter Reichert, Hermann Niermann
  • Patent number: 4321948
    Abstract: A discharge system for a septic tank is disclosed which has a dump valve means at the outlet thereof for controlling the discharge of effluent. Leading from the dump valve is a central pipe that then has a plurality of smaller pipes interconnected therewith, the smaller pipes being interconnected so that the lower wall of the smaller pipes are in line with the lower wall of the larger pipe. Additionally, diverter valve or valve means as the case may be are provided for closing off part of the distribution system, and the distribution system itself is particularly characterized by having particular designed apertures through the lower circumferential section thereof so that the effluent will leach out of the pipes throughout their length by providing apertures at the far end of the pipe at the lower most circumferential portion and then progressively increasing the height of the holes as one goes back toward the central pipe and/or the septic tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 1981
    Date of Patent: March 30, 1982
    Inventor: Earl H. Bradley
  • Patent number: 4305426
    Abstract: This invention relates to apparatus for continuously discharging liquid from a container, such as a waste water tank having a discharge pipe with an inlet located adjacent the container floor and an outlet located outwardly of the container. The liquid flow is controlled by a control unit which operates as a function of the liquid level in the container. The discharge pipe has a riser section between its inlet and its outlet which extends upwardly to an apex section to define an overflow for the liquid. The riser section is adjustable in height which is controlled by control means that always maintains the overflow at a constant elevation below the liquid level in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 1979
    Date of Patent: December 15, 1981
    Assignee: Passavant-Werke Michelbacher Huette
    Inventors: Helmut Scheid, Dietrich Strohmaier
  • Patent number: 4275522
    Abstract: This application discloses a bait box of the type having passive circulation of water or air therethrough in order to provide fresh, oxygenated water for fish or live bait stored therein. A collector and a siphon tube are provided for mounting below the water line of the boat. Additional flexible tubing is coupled thereto in order to guide the flow of water between the tubes and a container. The container includes a plurality of compartments through which the water is circulated. Adjustable inlet and outlet devices are coupled to the flexible tubes for circulating the water throughout the container. An air scoop is also provided for oxygenating the water within the container by inserting air under pressure therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 1979
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1981
    Inventor: William T. Glover