Multiple Inlet With Multiple Outlet Patents (Class 137/597)
  • Patent number: 11208789
    Abstract: A water outlet for installation in a recess in a wall having an inner pipe designed as a throughflow pipe, an outer pipe designed as an outflow pipe, where the outer pipe partially surrounds the inner pipe, and a connection unit has a connection plate and a bezel where the inner pipe is arranged on the connection plate, and the bezel is arranged around the outer pipe at a distance from the connection plate, where the outer pipe is displaceable along a longitudinal axis, and a fixing means is provided, by which a previously adjusted relative position between the inner pipe and the outer pipe can be fixed, where the fixing means is arranged between the connection plate and the bezel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: OBLAMATIK AG
    Inventors: Roland Obrist, Daniel Knupfer
  • Patent number: 11060627
    Abstract: Method for connecting, in a fluid manner, a system (100) for fluid communication comprising a first (10) and a second (20) fluid valve and comprising the following steps:—providing a first (10) and a second (20) fluid valve, —providing a first pipe (60), —inserting each of the ends (61, 62) of the first pipe (60) into each of the fluid valves (10, 20) in order to form a fluid assembly (100), —providing a compression means (1) comprising two ends (2, 3), —positioning said two ends (2, 3) of said compression means (1) on either side of said fluid assembly (100), —applying a compression force onto said fluid assembly (100) via the compression means (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: OUT AND OUT CHEMISTRY SPRL
    Inventors: Guillaume Villeret, Vincent Luc Antoine Tadino, Marc Lorent, Adrien Orleans
  • Patent number: 11033858
    Abstract: A monolith filter unit for exhaust gas cleaning combines urea hydrolysis with particle filtering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Umicore AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Paer Gabrielsson
  • Patent number: 11002371
    Abstract: A flow regulating switch valve includes a valve core that includes a switch assembly configured to drive a diaphragm assembly to open or close a water outlet, and also includes a flow regulating assembly that comprises a rotating ring, a sliding block, and a magnet. A control key is configured to control the switch assembly. The rotating ring is connected to the control key and includes an inclined plane that transitions from high to low and is configured to drive the sliding block to slide up and down such that the sliding block drives the magnet to move up and down. The magnet is configured to control the diaphragm assembly to regulate a size of the water outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING KOHLER LTD.
    Inventor: Pengcheng Xia
  • Patent number: 10982183
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cell harvesting instrument suitable for concentrating cells from a source suspension of cells and/or washing said cells, the instrument comprising: a housing for accommodating mechanical elements including at least one fluid pump, at least one valve; and a processing kit removably insertable into the housing, said kit including a generally flat frame having or supporting plural sealed fluid paths arranged in a generally flat plane and such that fluids in the paths do not contact said mechanical elements, wherein at least portions of the fluid paths comprise flexible tubes, the outer surfaces of which are manipulateable by the or each fluid pump, to provide fluid flow in one or more of the paths and/or by the or each valve to restrict fluid flow in one or more of the paths. In an embodiment, the kit comprises also a fluid processing reservoir and a filter suitable for separating cells from fluid in said paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Global Life Sciences Solutions USA LLC
    Inventors: Dan Harris, Jim Dowling
  • Patent number: 10955060
    Abstract: A housing includes a plurality of valve element housing holes rotatably house valve elements therein, and a plurality of fluid passage holes, each of the fluid passage holes having one end connected to a peripheral wall surface of one of the valve element housing holes and the other end open on an outer wall surface of the housing to circulate fluids. Axes of the valve element housing holes are parallel to each other. Axes of the fluid passage holes are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the axes of the valve element housing holes. Each of the fluid passage holes is connected to at least two of the valve element housing holes, and has a perpendicular-to-axis cross section partially or entirely overlapping the at least two valve element housing holes in an axial direction of the fluid passage hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, FUJIKOKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Takahashi, Kenichi Mochizuki
  • Patent number: 10859181
    Abstract: Disclosed is a water softener valve and a water softener, the water softener valve includes a valve body, the valve body includes a valve cavity, and an inlet passage, an outlet passage, and a waste water passage all communicated with the valve cavity, the valve cavity, the inlet passage, the outlet passage, and the waste water passage all extend towards a first direction, the inlet passage, the outlet passage, and the waste water passage are all located at a periphery of the valve cavity, and adjacent to the valve cavity; ends of the inlet passage, the outlet passage, and the waste water passage which are all located at a same end of the valve body towards the first direction respectively form an inlet, an outlet, and a waste water port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Inventors: Guohua Liu, Zhifeng He
  • Patent number: 10844966
    Abstract: A valve assembly is provided. The valve assembly includes a valve body having a valve chamber and a plurality of ports into the valve chamber. The plurality of ports include a first port, a second port, and a third port. The first port and the second port are aligned with a common axis and located on opposite sides of the valve chamber. The system further includes a valve member located within the valve chamber. The valve member is a rotatable ball having a fluid passage that extends through the ball and includes an opening at the end of the ball. The fluid passage is substantially oval-shaped when viewed at the opening in a direction parallel to the fluid passage. The valve assembly further includes a valve stem that is coupled to a valve member and has a first end that extends from the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Bernard P. Clement, Brian D. Klarkowski, Duane S. Freimuth, Kevin A. Weiss, Russell T. Jenks, Kyle M. Bero, Nicholas P. Prato, Gary A. Romanowich
  • Patent number: 10766694
    Abstract: An alternative bottom drop and straight tee discharge from bulk tank conveying granular material, the tee having extensions for the automatic and manual operations of a disc valve, pivotally located within the horizontal section of the tee, during functioning. The disc valve may be manually operated, or pivoted through motorized operations, to allow for the alternative flow of bulk material from the vehicle hopper. The disc valve has an annular disc, integrally formed with upright supports, that are bearing mounted by shafts to the sidewalls of the structured tee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Bulk Tank, Inc.
    Inventors: David E Sisk, Jason Huskey, Peter Kemp
  • Patent number: 10760040
    Abstract: A transfection device suitable for delivery of various macrostructures (e.g., mitochondria, bacteria, liposomes) is described and uses mechanical force to thereby induce active endocytosis in a target cell. Contemplated devices are able to achieve high throughput of transfected cells that remain viable and are capable of producing colonies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: NANOCAV, LLC
    Inventor: Ting Wu
  • Patent number: 10745896
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a shower device and a shower controlling device. The shower controlling device comprises: a tube structure having a first inlet tube, a second inlet tube and an outlet tube; a mixing valve having mixing chamber which is in fluid communication with the outlet tube and is maintained to be in fluid communication with at least one of the first inlet tube and second inlet tube; a switching valve which is spaced apart from the mixing valve and is suitable for controlling the switching on/off of the outlet tube; a mounting disc provided to be spaced apart from the tube structure; and a transferring and adjusting mechanism which is mounted between the switching valve and the mounting disc in such a manner that the length of the mechanism is adjustable, and is able to operate the switching valve under an external force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: Xiamen Lota International Co., LTd., La Vida Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liming Ye, Jianping Zhou, Shuanglin Bai, Lucheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10745297
    Abstract: Disclosed is a water softener that includes a water softener valve and an ion exchange tank. The water softener valve includes a valve body and valve core assembly. The valve body includes a valve chamber, and a water inlet passage and a water outlet passage in communication with the valve chamber. The valve chamber, the water inlet passage, and the water outlet passage all extend in a first orientation, and the water inlet passage and the water outlet passage are both located at a periphery of the valve chamber and are disposed on opposite sides of the valve chamber in a second orientation. The water inlet passage and the water outlet passage respectively define a water inlet and a water outlet at a same end of the valve body along the first orientation. The second orientation and the first orientation are perpendicular to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: FOSHAN MIDEA CHUNGHO WATER PURIFICATION EQUIPMENT CO., LTD., FOSHAN SHUNDE MIDEA WATER DISPENSER MFG. CO., LTD., MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guohua Liu, Zhifeng He
  • Patent number: 10735834
    Abstract: The invention discloses a sensor connection element for a sensor, comprising: an energy store; a first data processing unit, with which is associated a first memory, for processing data and controlling a first wireless module; the first wireless module for transmitting/receiving data to/from a connection device; and a first inductive interface for transmitting energy from the energy store to the sensor, and for transmitting/receiving data to/from the sensor. The invention further discloses an energy-self-sufficient sensor system comprising the sensor connection element and a sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Endress+Hauser Conducta GmbH+Co. KG
    Inventor: Stefan Robl
  • Patent number: 10730060
    Abstract: A convenient switching valve includes a main body, a switching member and a positioning disc. The main body is provided with a water inlet and at least one water outlet. The positioning disc is rotatably fitted at an end of the main body. The positioning disc cooperates with the switching member, enabling the switching member to be moved in the main body to block a water passage between the water inlet and the water outlet. By rotating the positioning disc, the positioning disc movably press the switching member to block the water passage, thereby realizing the control of the water flow of the water outlet. The operation is convenient and labor-saving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: XIAMEN EASO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haitao Lu, Zhen Li, Ximin Chen
  • Patent number: 10723989
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container device (1), comprising: a container receiving portion (4) for receiving a container; at least one valve (6) for controlling a flow of fluid in a fluid line connected to said container; a pump device (8) for generating a conveyor pressure of the fluid in the fluid line; a control device (10) which can be connected to the valve (6) and/or the pump device (8) in order to control the valve (6) and/or pump device (8); and a frame (2) which supports said container receiving portion (4), valve (6), pump device (8) and control device (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH
    Inventors: Jan Schaefer, Christian Manzke, Etienne Evrard
  • Patent number: 10633262
    Abstract: A control valve (10) includes a valve body with a plurality of ports (A, B, C, D, E, F) and a plurality of annular flow passages (53, 55,57). A piston (34) which includes a plurality of annular flow passages and a longitudinal flow passage is selectively movable within a bore (32) within the valve body through operation of a valve controller (70). The valve controller is selectively operative to control the position of the piston so as to enable liquid flow through a plurality of flow paths. The valve controller further includes a installable and removable valve controller housing (74) which is releasibly engageable with a valve base (72). The valve may include a changeable piston and changeable injector and plug components to adapt the valve to different flow and fluid mixing requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: CHANDLER SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: William D. Chandler, Jr., Aaron R. Wolfe, Cody A. Harbaugh
  • Patent number: 10627000
    Abstract: A device for controlling or regulating the through-flow amount and/or through-flow direction of fluids, includes: a housing with at least two inlets and/or outlets, at least one arm, which is movably arranged within the housing, and at least one closure element, which is arranged within the housing and is movably connected with the arm. The arm and the closure element connected therewith are arranged and connected with one another such that at least one inlet and/or outlet is able to be closed off by the closure element. The closure element and/or at least one inlet and/or outlet has a curved sealing surface for sealing the inlets and/or outlets. In order to achieve a high degree of mobility of the closure element in the stressed state with simultaneous defined alignment of the closure element in the relieved state, a pre-stressed spring element is arranged between the arm and the closure element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SIG Technology AG
    Inventors: Bernd von Birgelen, Leonhard Sylvester Göttgens
  • Patent number: 10571034
    Abstract: A water valve cartridge includes an operation disk which is provided in an assembly space between a cartridge base and a cartridge housing and adjusts degrees of opening and closing of an introduction passage and a discharge passage according to a rotational state so as to adjust an amount of water flow and a water temperature, wherein a cold water introduction hole and a hot water introduction hole which are introduction passages of water supplied from an external source and a plurality of discharge holes which are discharge passages of the introduced water have different rotation radii and are located on the same plane and the operation disk individually opens and closes the cold and hot water introduction holes and the plurality of discharge holes by a separate rotational operation in a state of being stacked in a surface-to-surface manner at a position corresponding to the different rotation radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Jong Koo Kim
  • Patent number: 10531560
    Abstract: An apparatus for toggling circuits includes a plurality of parallel channels each having a first end and a second end, a plurality of ports transverse to the plurality of parallel channels, wherein each port has a plurality of valves corresponding to the plurality of parallel channels, wherein each valve selectively opens and closes in response to an input and wherein opening a valve fills a portion of a port with a conducting fluid. The apparatus also includes a controller communicatively coupled to the input of each valve and configured to complete an electric circuit between the first end of the parallel channel and the port corresponding to the valve when the controller opens the valve. A method executed by a computer and a corresponding computer program product are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Vijay Ekambaram, Manikandan Padmanaban, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10480981
    Abstract: A self-draining transmitter mount head includes a head body with a transmitter process coupling port in the head body, an impulse port in the head body, and an impulse passage coupled to the impulse port. An impulse drain passage is coupled between the pressure transmitter port and the impulse passage. The impulse drain passage is positioned at an angle to the impulse passage, and relative to a head installation angle that positions the impulse drain passage to drain away from the transmitter process coupling port through a range of head installation angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: DIETERICH STANDARD, INC.
    Inventors: Nathaniel Kirk Kenyon, John Henry Stehle, Bryce Arthur Bingham, Chad Andrew Steffl, Gregory Robert Strom
  • Patent number: 10481198
    Abstract: A system and method for stress-testing of electronic components are disclosed. The system and method include a stationary bath including a tub that defines an aperture in a plane, in which a plurality of slots are positionable and defined inside the tub and oriented orthogonally with respect to the plane. A dielectric fluid in the tub is heated by a heating element to a predetermined temperature value. A board is configured to be retrievably placed with one of the plurality of slots, the board having a plurality of sockets operable to receive corresponding electronic components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: David Wayne Kaase, Joseph Milton Yehle, James Henry McGee, Jr., Clemon Howell
  • Patent number: 10458662
    Abstract: A boiler loop system including a primary-secondary piping loop interface apparatus including a flow diversion device, and a drain valve, and a drain port in branches from a circumferential sidewall. In an embodiment, supply branch piping and return branch piping connect the primary-secondary piping loop interface apparatus to a boiler and provide attachment points for auxiliary plumbing equipment. In an embodiment, the boiler loop is integrated into the primary loop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: NIBCO Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Lars Olsen, Michael E. Reck
  • Patent number: 10422433
    Abstract: A valve apparatus includes a valve main body, a shaft body, a first valve element, and a second valve element. The valve main body has a first depressed portion and a second depressed portion in a circular shape, and a first port, a second port, and a third port each communicating with the first depressed portion, and a fourth port and a fifth port each communicating with the second depressed portion. The first port is allowed to selectively communicate with one of the second port and the third port by closure of one of the second port and the third port by the first valve element rotating about an axial direction. A flow amount of a fluid flowing between the fourth port and the fifth port is allowed to be variable by closure of the fourth port by the second valve element rotating about the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Kosuke Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10344878
    Abstract: A rotary hydraulic distribution manifold for water play features comprising in one example: a fluid inlet; a housing having a fluid conduit to the fluid inlet; a distribution liner positioned within the housing; the distribution liner having a surface defining a distribution liner port; the housing having surfaces defining a plurality of housing outlets; and a drive unit configured to rotate the distribution liner within the housing to sequentially align the distribution liner port with the housing outlets so as to intermittently provide a fluid conduit between the fluid inlet and one or more housing outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Avalanche Waterslides, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary M. Stone, Lance C. Fisher
  • Patent number: 10337644
    Abstract: According to some embodiments, an adjustable valve grip is presented. In an embodiment, the adjustable valve grip comprises a first portion and a second portion wherein the second portion is operatively connected to the first portion and wherein the first portion is dimensioned such a way that the first portion is capable of being snap-fit over a gas cylinder valve handle and wherein the second portion is dimensioned in such a way as to be capable of being adjusted through its operative connection to the first portion so that when the first portion has been snap fit over a gas cylinder valve handle a user can adjust the second portion to bring the second portion into firm contact with the gas cylinder valve handle, and wherein at least one of the first portion, or the second portion, or both are colored in such a way as to be easily visible to the human eye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Guy A Mouton, Samuel C. Rinaldo
  • Patent number: 10315635
    Abstract: A braking circuit including at least an auxiliary right valve (200) and an auxiliary left valve (300) suitable to allow braking on both sides, right and left of a vehicle, when this is required, but allowing to apply a pressure braking only on one of the two sides, right or left, when this is required to provide a steering function, characterized in that the circuit further comprises a master valve (400) having two positions: a first position when the vehicle has a velocity under a threshold wherein separate and selective right or left braking is authorized and a second position when the vehicle has a velocity above said threshold wherein said master valve (400) connects both a right braking line (204, 1205) and a left braking line (304, 1305) to an output braking line (110) so that if a braking is requested both right braking line (204, 1204) and left braking line (304, 1305) are under pressure and selective right or left braking is forbidden.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: POCLAIN HYDRAULICS INDUSTRIE
    Inventor: Marko Zust
  • Patent number: 10280598
    Abstract: A faucet assembly includes a faucet body defining a hot water inlet, a cold water inlet and at least one water outlet; a valve cartridge detachably received in the faucet body, the valve cartridge defines a mixing chamber and the hot water from the hot water inlet and the cold water from the cold water inlet is mixed in the mixing chamber and flows out via the water outlet; and a valve plate detachably assembled to the faucet body. The faucet body is provided with a hot water pipe connecting the hot water inlet and the mixing chamber. The hot water pipe is formed with a hot water stop valve assembly detachably assembled thereto. The faucet body is provided with a cold water pipe connecting the cold water inlet and the mixing chamber. The cold water pipe is formed with a cold water stop valve assembly detachably assembled thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: DAHATA INC.
    Inventor: Jeffery Tzeng
  • Patent number: 10161249
    Abstract: The invention relates to a suction/compression assembly for aspirating/compressing gases from/in a system to/from an external environment. The assembly includes an operating machine comprising a body, which defines a chamber, within which one or more rotors are housed, rotating about a corresponding rotation axis. Such a chamber has a symmetrical transverse section evaluated on a plane with respect to at least one first reference plane on which said rotation axis lies. The assembly comprises a device for injecting gas into said chamber which comprises a manifold, connectable to an external source, and a plurality of injection pipes connected to the manifold and to the body of the machine. The body defines a plurality of injection passages, each of which is configured to make one of said injection pipes communicating with the chamber of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Jurop S.P.a.
    Inventor: Danilo Santarossa
  • Patent number: 10133057
    Abstract: An electrowetting element comprising a first fluid and a second fluid immiscible with the first fluid. A support plate comprises an electrode, a support plate surface and a substrate. An inorganic dielectric layer is located between the substrate and the support plate surface and is transmissive to light in the visible spectrum. An organic dielectric layer is located between the substrate and the support plate surface and is transmissive to visible light. The inorganic dielectric layer has an inorganic dielectric layer deformation behavior and the organic dielectric layer has an organic dielectric layer deformation behavior substantially equal to the inorganic dielectric layer deformation behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Cristina Maria Petcu, Toru Sakai
  • Patent number: 10124335
    Abstract: An integrated fluidic module includes a fluid manifold, a valve stator, a valve rotor and a valve housing. The fluid manifold includes microchannels connected to a sample reaction unit, and fluid input channels connected to fluid sources. The valve stator includes at least one groove and plural through holes, at least one groove is connected with at least one of the plural through holes, and parts of the groove and through holes are communicated with the microchannels and the fluid input channels. The valve rotor includes at least one groove. The valve housing accommodates the valve rotor and the valve stator. When the valve rotor is rotated to different positions, at least one groove of the valve rotor is connected with at least one through hole or groove of the valve stator to provide at least one fluid path and enable fluids provided by the fluid sources to be directed to corresponding chambers of the sample reaction unit through the fluid path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS INT'L (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Qian Liang, Revata Utama, Yi-shao Liu
  • Patent number: 10094377
    Abstract: An oil pump for a vehicle includes a driven gear, a drive gear, a pump body, and a plate. The drive gear engages the driven gear. The pump body is secured to a rear cover of a transaxle case. The plate is interposed between the rear cover and the pump body. A pump chamber is formed between the rear cover and the pump body. The driven gear and the drive gear are housed in the pump chamber. The pump chamber is formed: between the plate and the pump body, or between the plate and the rear cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, AISIN AW CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuo Obata, Hiromichi Kimura, Takeshi Kuwahara, Katsuhide Kitagawa, Kunio Morisawa, Masamitsu Seno, Hirotaka Yata, Tomoo Atarashi
  • Patent number: 10082444
    Abstract: A method for detecting a failure in a fuel return valve of an aircraft engine fuel circuit, the fuel circuit including a fuel tank, an engine fuel system connected to the fuel tank capable of delivering a flow of fuel to the engine depending on a speed of the engine, a fuel return pipe connected between the engine fuel system and the fuel tank, a fuel return valve arranged to switch between an open and closed position, the valve being capable of blocking the fuel return pipe in the closed position, and of bringing the fuel return pipe into communication with the fuel tank in the open position, the method including measuring a pressure of the flow of fuel from the fuel tank, and if the measured pressure is lower than a predefined threshold, measuring the engine speed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventors: Antoine Veyrat-Masson, Nicolas Gomes, Lauranne Mottet
  • Patent number: 10072765
    Abstract: A spool assembly is disclosed for use in a valve. The spool assembly may have a cylindrical body that is hollow and has a least one radially oriented orifice that passes through a wall of the cylindrical body. The spool assembly may also have an insert slidably disposed inside the cylindrical body. The insert may have a land that axially divides a space inside the cylindrical body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Beschorner, Mikhail A. Sorokin
  • Patent number: 10036326
    Abstract: A method detects a failure in a fuel return valve of an aircraft engine fuel circuit. A fuel system is connected to a fuel tank of the circuit and includes a high-pressure pump delivering a flow rate to an actuating cylinder, a cutoff valve capable of feeding the actuating cylinder disposed in a feed pipe of the engine; a fuel return pipe; a fuel return valve arranged to switch between an open position and a closed position. The method includes starting the engine at an engine speed; increasing the engine speed until a flow rate reaches a predefined value sufficient for opening the cutoff valve; measuring the position of the actuating cylinder and an engine speed corresponding to the opening of said cutoff valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Antoine Veyrat-Masson, Nicolas Gomes, Lauranne Mottet
  • Patent number: 10025326
    Abstract: A mixer valve for sanitary fixtures is provided. The mixer valve includes a pressure regulator, a piston, a thermostatic element, and a flow diverter. The pressure regulator is operable to regulate hot water flow from a hot water inflow opening and cold water flow from a cold water inflow opening to a mixing chamber. The piston is operable to regulate a temperature of mixed water flow resulting from mixing of the hot water flow and the cold water flow in the mixing chamber. The thermostatic element is operable to move the piston in response to changes in the temperature of the mixed water flow. The flow diverter is operable to divert the mixed water flow from the mixed water outflow opening to multiple connected users. The pressure regulator is fluidically upstream of the piston and the thermostatic element. The piston and the thermostatic element are fluidically upstream of the flow diverter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Riobel Inc.
    Inventor: Giordano Ottelli
  • Patent number: 10010827
    Abstract: A method for pathogen destruction in dilute sewage sludge or other dilute streams containing pathogens, including Helminth ova, while minimizing vapor generation and atmospheric emissions. In addition to conventional waste treatment steps, including grit removal, clarification, and concentration of waste material, vaporized waste treatment compounds are recycled to treat divert untreated waste in a scrubber. In the scrubber, waste material is treated while also acting as a reactive agent to scrub potentially hazardous or noxious gas, particularly gaseous MITC, from the treatment system. Recycling of vaporized treatment compounds provides a reduction of potentially toxic emissions and increased efficiency during treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Harry Buckholtz
  • Patent number: 10011082
    Abstract: A tire repair and inflation device having a housing, a cavity for receiving and removably retaining a disposable self-contained aerosol container as a source of sealant, a disposable self-contained aerosol container containing sealant under pressure and a release valve. The device also includes a compressor and a multi-way valve, the multi-way valve having a first inlet for receiving sealant from the disposable self-contained aerosol container upon actuation of the release valve and a second inlet for receiving air under pressure from the compressor and an outlet for selectively discharging sealant and compressed air to a tire under repair, wherein the sealant being delivered to the multi-way valve and the compressed air being delivered to the multi-way valve act independently of one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Plews, Inc.
    Inventors: Toby Kuntzelman, Joel R. Hemme
  • Patent number: 10006890
    Abstract: A chromatography system includes a separation column that separates a sample carried by a compressible mobile phase flow into analytes and a splitter in fluidic communication with the separation column to receive and divide the compressible mobile phase flow into first and second mobile phase streams in accordance with a split ratio. A thermally modulated variable restrictor is coupled between the splitter and a detector. The restrictor receives the first mobile phase stream from the splitter and has a temperature element in thermal communication with the first mobile phase stream to exchange heat therewith. A controller, in communication with the restrictor, dynamically adjusts a temperature setting of the temperature element of the restrictor to adjust the heat exchange between the thermally modulated variable restrictor and the first mobile phase stream in order to keep the split ratio constant throughout a chromatographic run.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: WATERS TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael O. Fogwill, Joseph D. Michienzi, James P. Murphy
  • Patent number: 9962693
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention relates to a fluidic system (200) in which a first channel (210) and a second channel (230) are separated by a fluidic stop (220), for example a region with a hydrophobic coating and/or a structure (220) with non-capillary internal dimensions. Moreover, it comprises a flexible element (240) that is deformable to enable a flow of a medium across the fluidic stop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Godefridus Johannes Verhoeckx, Nicole Henrica Maria Smulders, Toon Hendrik Evers, Monica Scholten, Menno Willem Jose Prins
  • Patent number: 9963859
    Abstract: A sanitary fitting having a housing with at least one mixing unit for mixing a cold water and a hot water into a mixed water, wherein the mixed water can be directed through a first flow path and a second flow path to a spout of the housing, and wherein the first flow path can be at least partially closed by a first valve and the second flow path can be at least partially closed by a second valve, so that an outflow of the mixed water from the spout can be controlled by means of the first valve and the second valve independently from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Grohe AG
    Inventors: David Mainka, Felix Hamer
  • Patent number: 9939075
    Abstract: A fluid control and processing system comprising a cartridge and an instrument for operating the cartridge. The cartridge comprises a cylinder body comprising a cylinder and a fluid port. It further comprises dispensing ports to drive a fluid flow, each dispensing port being positioned to be connectable, when the instrument is operating the cartridge, with at least a fluid port by rotation of the cylinder body. The instrument comprises a piston driver for driving the piston. The system further comprises: reversible fastening means for fastening the piston when the piston driver is rotated with respect to the piston, so that the movement of the piston is controlled by the piston driver; and rotating means comprising a cylinder driver constitutive of the instrument for rotating the cylinder body around the axis A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: BIOCARTIS NV
    Inventors: Gerard Kroon, Ronald De Gier
  • Patent number: 9929065
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods for packaging a chip and packaged chips in which the chip and packaging are co-planar and gap-less. In certain instances, the packaged chip has electrodes or fluidics integrated with the chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Multerra Bio, Inc.
    Inventor: Kaveh M. Milaninia
  • Patent number: 9878144
    Abstract: A connector which couples to an outlet conduit to decrease an outlet conduit passageway pressure differential between outlet conduit opposing first and second ends, whereby the connector includes a mixing chamber having a first inlet port in fluidic communication with a connector first open end and the mixing chamber; an outlet port in fluidic communication with the mixing chamber and a connector second open end; and a second inlet port in fluidic communication with the connector second open end and the mixing chamber. Additionally, a connector including a connector internal surface defining a connector passageway which communicates between connector first and second open ends; and a sensor module operatively coupled to the connector passageway to sense a parameter of a first fluid flowing in a first fluid flow path through the connector passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: WilMarc Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Paul C. Ciccone, William A. Coulson, Marcia Coulson
  • Patent number: 9802171
    Abstract: An exemplary compounding system and method can include a transfer set that includes a manifold for assisting in transferring a plurality of ingredients from supply container(s) to a final container. The manifold can include a first channel in fluid communication with at least one primary ingredient, and a second channel in fluid communication with a plurality of secondary ingredients. The first channel and second channel can be in fluid isolation from each other such that the at least one primary ingredient does not mix with the plurality of secondary ingredients within the manifold. The transfer set can include a plurality of inlet lines in fluid communication with the manifold and two outlet lines configured for connection to two separate pumps and eventually being in fluid communication with the final container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: B. BRAUN MEDICAL INC.
    Inventors: Karl Konrad, Jr., Joel Bartholomew, Mike Janders, Linda M. Ammermann, Benjamin R. Lane, Mariano Mumpower, Aaron S. Pearl
  • Patent number: 9804048
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to generating a signal indicative of a differential pressure using a first absolute pressure sensor and a second absolute pressure sensor, each having a positive relation transducer configured to generate an electrical signal that increases in response to increasing pressure and a negative relation transducer configured to generate an electrical signal that decreases in response to increasing pressure. The first and second positive relation transducers of the first and second absolute pressure sensors, respectively, are electrically connected as a first leg of a Wheatstone bridge at a first output node. The first and second negative relation transducers of the first and second absolute pressure sensors, respectively, are electrically connected as a second leg of a Wheatstone bridge at a second output node. Both positive and both negative relation transducers are connected to a first and a second bias node of the Wheatstone bridge, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Rosemount Aerospace Inc.
    Inventor: Weibin Zhang
  • Patent number: 9759621
    Abstract: Apparatus and associated methods relate to generating a signal indicative of a differential pressure using a first absolute pressure sensor and a second absolute pressure sensor, each having a positive relation transducer configured to generate an electrical signal that increases in response to increasing pressure and a negative relation transducer configured to generate an electrical signal that decreases in response to increasing pressure. The first and second positive relation transducers of the first and second absolute pressure sensors, respectively, are electrically connected as a first leg of a Wheatstone bridge at a first output node. The first and second negative relation transducers of the first and second absolute pressure sensors, respectively, are electrically connected as a second leg of a Wheatstone bridge at a second output node. Both positive and both negative relation transducers are connected to a first and a second bias node of the Wheatstone bridge, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Rosemount Aerospace Inc.
    Inventor: Weibin Zhang
  • Patent number: 9739384
    Abstract: A ceramic control valve may include a control shaft bolt, an upper ceramic piece, and a lower ceramic piece secured in a valve shell, and a valve base formed on a bottom of the ceramic control valve connects with the valve shell to prevent the components from falling out of valve shell. The ceramic control valve of the faucet can control the tap water and the filtered water, and also provides hot water, cold water, or different mixing ratios of hot water and cold water without installing another ceramic control valve. Therefore, the design of the present invention simplifies the complexity in structure, and it is convenient for a user to control the filtered water and the tap water with the different mixing ratios of hot water and cold water by a single ceramic control valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Hain Yo Enterprises Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Chia-Po Chang
  • Patent number: 9732668
    Abstract: The invention concerns a discharge valve (17) intended to be fitted in a discharge duct of an apparatus designed to be driven by a fluid, in particular a turbocharger driven by the exhaust gases from an engine. The discharge valve (17) comprises a cavity (83) having a first (85), a second (87) and a third aperture (89), each intended to be connected to a respective duct, the discharge valve (17) also comprising first (91) and second (93) means for closing the first (85) and second (87) apertures, respectively, in order to control communication between the ducts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes de Controle Moteur
    Inventors: Grégory Hodebourg, Sébastien Potteau
  • Patent number: 9682520
    Abstract: A sealant dispenser is disclosed, which can cooperate with an air compressor for repairing punctured tires. The sealant dispenser generally includes a bottle with a top opening being filled with a chemical sealant, a cap capable of covering the top opening of the bottle, a control element that normally closes an air input connection tube and a sealant output connection tube provided at the cap, and a swing element. In use, the air input connection tube is connected to an air compressor, and the sealant output connection tube is connected to a punctured tire. The serving element is operated to conduct a semicircle swing to allow the compressed air of the air compressor to flow into the bottle to force the chemical sealant to flow into the interior of the punctured tire for repairing the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventor: Wen-San Chou
  • Patent number: 9650768
    Abstract: A valve assembly for a shower/tub system is provided. The assembly includes a valve body assembly having a molded base, a first inlet connection fitting configured to fluidly attach a first fluid source to the molded base, a second inlet connection fitting configured to fluidly attach a second fluid source to the molded base, a first outlet connection fitting configured to fluidly attach a shower fixture to the molded base, and a second outlet connection fitting configured to fluidly attach a tub nozzle to the molded base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Brian Wayne Johnson, Todd Andrew Huffington, Paul Patton