Multiple Inlet With Single Outlet Patents (Class 137/602)
  • Patent number: 9657421
    Abstract: A vertical axis washing machine provided with a washing fluids drainage system whose washing fluids are suctioned into the agitator and then drained from the washing basket from its central—bottom opening. In particular, a vertical axis washing machine (1) wherein the agitator (3) provides a radial suction flow, through a surrounding wall (31) and an axial discharge flow through its lower end (32), the lower end (32) of the agitator (3) has a fluid communication with the drain hole (21) of the washing basket (2), and the drain hole (21) of the washing basket (2) has a fluid communication with the drain pump (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool, S.A.
    Inventors: Guilherme Henrique Manzi, Carlos E. Toledo, Bruno T. Ramasco
  • Patent number: 9616798
    Abstract: A portable storage device to contain fuel. The device is designed to be relatively light-weight to allow for movement around a fueling facility, and to be delivered to the fueling facility through the air. The device includes a number of separate tanks each configured to contain fuel. A suspension protects the tanks by absorbing external forces that could occur in the event the device is dropped during air delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Fuelie Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas R. Stumpf
  • Publication number: 20150136255
    Abstract: A pipe is disclosed. The pipe may comprise an inner wall, an outer wall coupled to the inner wall and including a plurality of corrugation crests and a plurality of corrugation valleys, and a plurality of slits positioned within the corrugation valleys, wherein the slits may be evenly spaced relative to each other around an entire circumference of the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: ADVANCED DRAINAGE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Seth HARDING, William Shaffer, Kris Sayre
  • Publication number: 20150136256
    Abstract: A fluid collection device for withdrawing a fluid from an object includes a chamber having a plurality of apertures and an opening for flow of the fluid. A tube is positioned in fluid communication with the opening of the chamber for withdrawing fluid out of the chamber. At least one of the apertures is positioned within a recess for substantially preventing clogging of the apertures during collection and removal of the fluid. The plurality of apertures may be interconnected by grooves for directing the flow and preventing clogging, of the apertures. The tube has a plurality of holes that are positioned within the chamber and held in place with a retaining ring. The apertures may be positioned so that spaces are provided between the apertures for placement of the tube or other devices. Exposed edges of the chamber and recesses are radiused for reducing irritation to a person.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: JAMES G. GETSAY
  • Patent number: 9016312
    Abstract: An apparatus for controlling the flow of a hydraulic pump of a construction machine according to the present disclosure includes: a pressure sensor detecting pressure signals corresponding to various control signal input values of the construction machine; a shuttle block including a plurality of shuttle valves dividing hydraulic lines connected with the pressure sensor into groups and extracting pressure oil of a hydraulic line under the highest pressure among hydraulic lines included in the corresponding group; auxiliary pressure sensors detecting the pressure of the pressure oil discharged from the shuttle block; electro proportional control valves in which opening rates are adjusted according to an applied signal and flows applied to signal lines are controlled to adjust discharge flows of main pumps; and a controller controlling the electro proportional control valves so that the opening rates of the electro proportional control valves are adjusted according to the magnitude of the pressure signal at the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Doosan Infracore Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hong Cheol Yun, Duc Woo Park
  • Publication number: 20150110681
    Abstract: An injection section (12) of an exhaust system for an internal combustion engine, with a channel (13) for guiding an exhaust gas flow (3), with an injection port (14), laterally on the channel to which a liquid or gas injector (15) can be connected, and with an injection chamber (16), formed in the channel in the area of the injector port. The chamber is defined by a perforated, first flow through partition (17), arranged in the channel upstream of the injector port relative to the exhaust gas flow and, and by a perforated, second flow through partition, arranged in the channel downstream of the injector port relative to the exhaust gas flow. Improved mixing and/or evaporation is achieved with the perforation portion of the first partition generating at least two partial exhaust gas flows (20, 21), which form two mutually opposite flow swirls (22, 23).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Herve FERRONT, Laurent CAZENEUVE, Heike Többen, Sophie RILLY, Tobias WOLF, Sophie KERMORVANT
  • Patent number: 8973597
    Abstract: A water supply system that supplies water to a plumbing system from either a mains supply, or an auxiliary supply. In a default state, a shuttle valve is pressure balanced and couples water from the mains supply to the plumbing system via mains inlet port and outlet port, and in another state the shuttle valve is pressure unbalanced and moved so that auxiliary water is coupled to the plumbing system via an auxiliary inlet port and the outlet port of the shuttle valve. Water is drawn from an auxiliary tank and coupled to the plumbing system when two conditions exist, namely when water is demanded, as sensed by flow sensor, and when water is available from the auxiliary supply, as sensed by float system. Water pressure at the auxiliary inlet port causes the shuttle to move from the default state and couple water from the auxiliary inlet port to the outlet port and thus to the plumbing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Ian Gray
  • Publication number: 20150059894
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for removing blood from an extracorporeal blood circuit and/or a functional device, each connectable or connected with a blood treatment apparatus for the purpose of blood treatment of a patient. The blood treatment apparatus of the method comprises or is connected with at least one extracorporeal blood circuit with a line having interior portions, the extracorporeal blood circuit comprising at least one arterial line section and at least one venous line section, wherein a first section of the arterial line section is configured to be connected with a second section of the venous line section, and further comprises at least one blood pump for conveying blood within the line interior portions. The method includes the step of operating the blood pump in a second conveying direction which is opposite to a first customary conveying direction. It further relates to corresponding apparatuses.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Soeren GRONAU, Juergen Haecker, Ralf Mueller, Manfred Weis, Stefan Kreber, Martin Thys
  • Publication number: 20150047662
    Abstract: An aerosol generating device comprises two reservoirs, each arranged to contain a separate aerosol producing composition; means for drawing the compositions from the reservoirs to generate an aerosol for inhalation for a user, and means for mixing the compositions after they have been drawn from the reservoirs, the mixing means being arranged to allow a user to select the relative proportions of the two compounds in the aerosol.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: JT INTERNATIONAL SA
    Inventor: Jason Hopps
  • Publication number: 20150041014
    Abstract: An ammonia injection grid covered with sound adsorption material for a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system that provides uniform distribution of ammonia to the SCR catalyst in NOX reduction systems and provides noise suppression for heat recovery steam generation systems, packaged boilers, simple cycle catalyst systems and fired heaters for superior operational efficiency. The ammonia injection grid covered with sound adsorption material includes an injection tube having at least one nozzle for injecting ammonia into a flow of flue gas. The ammonia injection grid also includes a corrugated turbulence enhancer covered with sound adsorption material associated with the injection tube to generate turbulent wake to enhance turbulent mixing and noise suppression.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Christopher Ferguson
  • Publication number: 20150028223
    Abstract: The invention relates to an arrangement for transporting radicals. The arrangement includes a plasma generator and a guiding body. The plasma generator includes a chamber (2) in which a plasma may be formed. The chamber has an inlet (5) for receiving an input gas, and one or more outlets (6) for removal of at least one of the plasma and radicals created therein. The guiding body is hollow and is arranged for guiding radicals formed in the plasma towards an area or volume at which contaminant deposition is to be removed. The chamber inlet is coupled to a pressure device (40) for providing a pulsed pressure into the chamber so as to create a flow in the guiding body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Pieter Kruit, Marc Smits
  • Patent number: 8905078
    Abstract: Provided is a method of controlling water droplet movement including providing a substrate including a superhydrophobic surface on which a hydrophilic channel guiding water droplet movement is patterned, introducing a water droplet on the substrate, and modulating a slope of the superhydrophobic surface for the water droplet to move on the superhydrophobic surface along the hydrophilic channel. Here, a width of the hydrophilic channel is modulated for the water droplet to move on the superhydrophobic surface having a certain angle with respect to a ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Hae-Shin Lee, In-Seong You, Sung-Min Kang
  • Publication number: 20140352823
    Abstract: An uptake apparatus is arranged to extract a stream of off-gas containing carbon monoxide from a process vessel. At least one gas conditioning train receives and conditions the stream. An outlet expels at least a portion of the stream. A portion of the stream is separated to form a recycle stream. An eductor apparatus combines the stream with the recycle stream, to decrease the temperature and increase the static pressure of the stream. The stream is maintained at a positive gauge pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Hatch Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Trovant, Daniel Richard Kulchyski, Mirza Ridwanul Haque, Bert Wasmund
  • Publication number: 20140345723
    Abstract: A water injection device for a bypass steam system of a power plant, having a flow channel for steam with a steam inlet and a steam outlet, and an injection nozzle which is arranged between the steam inlet and outlet, is provided having a particularly satisfactory cooling action in order to avoid condenser damage by way of technically particularly simple means. To this end, the injection nozzle is arranged on a wall which extends substantially in the direction of the gas flow and is arranged spaced apart from an inner wall of the flow channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Frank Deister
  • Publication number: 20140332087
    Abstract: A treatment of a possibly powdered, sintered, or deposited lattice (e.g., nickel) for heat generating applications and a way to control low energy nuclear reactions (“LENR”) hosted in the lattice by controlling hydride formation. The method of control and treatment involves the use of the reaction lattice, enclosed by an inert cover gas such as argon that carries hydrogen as the reactive gas in a non-flammable mixture. Hydrogen ions in the lattice are transmuted to neutrons as discussed in U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2007/0206715 (Godes_2007)). Hydrogen moving through the lattice interacts with the newly formed neutrons generating an exothermic reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Brillouin Energy Corp.
    Inventors: Robert E. Godes, David Correia, Ronald D. Gremban
  • Publication number: 20140251473
    Abstract: A near-surface collection manifold for extracting and/or venting sub-surface gas from beneath a geomembrane includes a plenum defining an enclosure with an upper portion. A conduit extends upwardly from the upper portion of the plenum, the conduit communicating with the interior volume of the plenum and has external threads for receiving a threaded nut thereon. The conduit is adapted and provided for extending through an aperture in the geomembrane for withdrawing sub-surface gas from within the interior volume of the plenum and through the geomembrane. A gasket having an opening formed therein is slipped over the conduit and above the geomembrane so that the geomembrane is sandwiched between the gasket and the upper portion of the plenum. A threaded nut is fitted to the conduit and above the gasket for securing the gasket against the geomembrane, thereby sealing the geomembrane to the upper portion of the plenum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: Delaney Lewis, Jose Urrutia, Michael Ayers
  • Publication number: 20140223947
    Abstract: An air temperature and humidity control device is provided including a heat pump and a humidity controller. The heat pump has a condenser, a first evaporator, a compressor, and a second evaporator. The humidity controller includes a first contactor fluidly coupled to the second evaporator. The first contactor includes at least one contact module having a porous sidewall that defines an internal space through which a liquid desiccant flows. A liquid source is coupled to the first contactor such that a second liquid provided by the liquid source flows through the first contactor adjacent an external side of the porous sidewall. Heat and/or water vapor transfers between the second liquid and the liquid desiccant.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Carrier Corporation
    Inventors: Rajiv Ranjan, Gary D. Winch
  • Publication number: 20140223888
    Abstract: A delivery device for delivering reducing agent into an exhaust-gas treatment device includes at least one delivery duct with at least one flexible wall region. The flexible wall region can deform when reducing agent in the delivery duct freezes. The flexible wall region separates the delivery duct from a compressed-air chamber which is connected to a compressed-air source. Methods for operating and deactivating a delivery device and a motor vehicle having a delivery device are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: EMITEC GESELLSCHAFT FUER EMISSIONSTECHNOLOGIE MBH
    Inventor: ANTHONY TRUONG
  • Patent number: 8789766
    Abstract: This invention relates to a mixing device for an aircraft air conditioning system with a supply conduit for fresh air from the air conditioning system, with a second supply conduit for recirculated air from a pressurized region of the aircraft, and with a discharge conduit for supplying mixed air into the pressurized region of the aircraft, wherein a non-return valve is integrated in the mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Liebherr-Aerospace Lindenberg GmbH
    Inventor: Georg Baldauf
  • Publication number: 20140166137
    Abstract: A flow passage structure is provided with a fluid flow passage that includes a plurality of straight flow passages, a first return bend that connects the downstream end of the straight flow passage through which a fluid flows from a second end surface toward a first end surface among the plurality of straight flow passages to the upstream end of the straight flow passage which is disposed at the downstream side of the straight flow passage and is adjacent to the straight flow passage, and a second return bend that connects the downstream end of the straight flow passage through which the fluid flows from the first end surface toward the second end surface among the plurality of straight flow passages to the upstream end of the straight flow passage which is disposed at the downstream side of the straight flow passage and is adjacent to the straight flow passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventors: Koji Noishiki, Tomohiro Suzuki, Yasutake Miwa
  • Publication number: 20140158431
    Abstract: A method transferring drill cuttings, the method comprising transferring the drill cuttings from a pressurized transference device to a pressurized container; transferring the drill cuttings from the pressurized container to a land-based pit discharging station; and discharging the drill cuttings into the land-based pit discharging station. Also, a system for transferring drill cuttings while drilling, the system comprising a pressurized transfer device; a pressurized container in fluid communication with the pressurized transfer device; a conduit disposed between the pressurized transfer device and the pressurized container; and a land-based pit discharging station in fluid communication with the pressurized container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventors: Trey W. Anderson, Gary E. Fout, Gordon MacMillian Logan, John Koch
  • Patent number: 8746272
    Abstract: A solenoid valve assembly capable of providing a continuous flow of pressurized inert gas to operate a process tool without interruption. A system comprising the solenoid valve assembly is also provided. The valve assembly comprises a manifold that is internally fluidly connected to each of the internal pressure ports, the internal actuator port, and the internal relief port of each solenoid valve, and wherein the manifold comprises a dedicated external relief port for each of the solenoid valves, wherein the dedicated external relief port is in fluid communication with the internal relief port of the respective solenoid valve such that, when one of the solenoid valves is de-energized, a second source of pressurized inert gas can be connected to the external relief port and supply pressure to the respective pneumatic valve operated by that solenoid valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony John Smith, Jeffery C. Barthold, William John Dax
  • Publication number: 20140137959
    Abstract: A fuel supply device connects a fuel tank, which stores a fuel necessary for power of an engine, to a hand-operating pump inlet of the engine, connects an inlet opening of a filter can that includes the inlet opening and an outlet opening to a hand-operating pump outlet of the engine, connects the outlet opening to a slope terminal of a fuel-returning three-way pipe, connects a priority terminal of the fuel-returning three-way pipe to a fuel return port of the engine, and connects a discharge terminal of the fuel-returning three-way pipe to a high-pressure pump fuel inlet port of the engine, whereby heated fuel from the fuel return port of the engine is supplied, with priority, through the discharge terminal of the fuel-returning three-way pipe to the engine for combustion for saving energy and effectively improving operation performance of the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: SHEN'S GLORY INC.
    Inventor: WU-FANG SHEN
  • Publication number: 20140137966
    Abstract: The invention provides a medical device having a valve mechanism which has an effective sealing, is simple and cost-saving to produce and at the same time provides an improved pressure control. Additionally, an improved biocompatibility can be provided. The medical device comprises a channel and at least one valve element. The channel comprises at least two openings, and the valve element comprises at least one sealing area. The valve element can be brought in a closed state, such that the sealing area of the valve element seals one of the openings of the channel and the valve element is at least in part flexible, such that the valve element can be brought into an open state by the pressure of a medium inside the channel and the medium can exit the channel between the valve element and the channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Michael Harms
  • Publication number: 20140116549
    Abstract: A mixing valve device includes a stationary valve piece attached to a cover of an outer housing and having two inlet passages for receiving cold water and hot water and having two outlet passages, a movable valve piece movably and rotatably engaged in the housing and having an outlet pathway for selectively aligning with either of the outlet passages of the stationary valve piece and for controlling the mixed water to flow out through either of the outlet passages of the stationary valve piece, the movable valve piece includes an inlet pathway adjustable to different communication area with the inlet passages of the stationary valve piece for adjusting the water temperature of the mixed water.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventor: HSIANG HUNG WANG
  • Publication number: 20140083537
    Abstract: The technical problem of providing a channel, which is more reliable, prevents contamination of guided liquids and which can be produced in an easy and cost saving way, is solved by an apparatus, comprising a plastic part, a channel within said plastic part configured to guide at least one fluid, wherein said channel is configured to be used in a medical device, wherein said channel is a y-channel having three ends and wherein said channel is produced with gas injection technique and/or water injection technique. The technical problem is further solved by a method to produce at least a part of a medical device, comprising the steps of producing a y-channel within a plastic part with gas injection technique and/or water injection technique and opening said y-channel to produce at least one opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Stefan Wendland
  • Patent number: 8678048
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of food industry, more particularly, to commercial equipment, and is useful in apparatuses for dispensing beer and other foaming and/or carbonated beverages from an isobaric storage to plastic bottles or glasses for sale in retail kiosks, shops, restaurants, and bars. The technical result of the present invention is a simplified maintenance both of the apparatus for a manual dispensing of beverages as a whole due to excluding the need for a sanitary treatment of a part of the filling pipe each time a container is filled and a simplified maintenance of taps due to eliminating the need for frequent washing of units and parts of these means after the dispensing of beer or another beverage is over. The technical result is reached by two embodiments of the three-way cock (6364), which are installed in the apparatus for a manual dispensing of foaming and/or carbonated beverages to uncovered containers (54).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventor: Sergei Aleksandrovich Buchik
  • Patent number: 8673110
    Abstract: A solution supplying unit includes a body, a first supplying tube and a second supplying tube. The body includes a chamber having a substantially circular cross-section to receive a solution and an out-flowing part connected to the chamber to flow out the solution. The first supplying tube is disposed at a side of the body, tangentially connected to the chamber, and supplying a first solution into the chamber to rotate the first solution in the chamber. The second supplying tube has an end portion, and supplying a second solution into the chamber to mix the first solution with the second solution. The end portion is formed through the body and is adjacent to a central axis of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Semes Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gui-Su Park, Hwan-lk Noh, Byung-Chul Kang, Won-Pil Cho
  • Publication number: 20140048138
    Abstract: A system may facilitate recovery and solidification of a fluid waste during its transfer into a transportable bulk container. The system comprises: (i) a metered supply of a solidifying agent; (ii) a metered supply of a bulking material, (iii) apparatus for commingling the metered supplies of solidifying agent and bulking material, and (iv) a tee apparatus having a first port for engaging and receiving the fluid waste, a second port for engaging and receiving a commingled supply of a mixing agent and a bulking material, and a third port for discharging the fluid waste and commingled mixing agent and bulking material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: Kenmore Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Ferron Kenmore, Tyrel Kenmore
  • Patent number: 8651138
    Abstract: An apparatus for creating sheathed flow includes an inlet section comprising an array of tubes including at least one sheath inlet port and a sample inlet port, a flow focusing section downstream from the inlet section, an optical access section downstream from the flow focusing region and comprising opposing flat surfaces, and an outlet section downstream from the optical access section, wherein the apparatus is operable to create a sheathed flow around a fluid introduced into the sample inlet port and to maintain the sheathed flow through the optical access section. Applications of the apparatus and method include bead/particle counting, flow cytometry, waveguiding, and fluid control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Carl A. Villarruel, Janet W. Lou, Ross Schermer
  • Publication number: 20140041585
    Abstract: An exhaust gas processing conduit includes a main pipe and a purge pipe. The main pipe has a first sidewall and a connecting port formed on the first sidewall. The purge pipe has one end connected to the first sidewall via the connecting port. The purge pipe has a second sidewall in contact with the first sidewall at an oblique angle. A gas provided by the purge pipe is injected along the first sidewall and into the main pipe so as to guide the gas flowing along a spiral route at the oblique angle. In addition, a manufacturing apparatus and a gas flow guiding method thereof are also disclosed in the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: UNITED MICROELECTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Chin-Ming Hsu, Guan-Ping Huang
  • Patent number: 8640725
    Abstract: A connector for transferring fluid and method therefor. The connector may have a first port, a second port, and a third port which may be coupled together at a main channel with a first valve element therein controlling fluid flow through the first port. The first valve element is supported by a valve element support positioned between the first port and the third port, and the second port joins the main channel to provide a fluid path around the first valve element and through the third port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Tim L. Truitt, Alex Truman Mazza, Cliff Colwell Corona
  • Patent number: 8636029
    Abstract: A color changer has a valve block for connecting a plurality of coating material lines to an application device. The valve block has a parallelepiped housing. The housing has a central color channel with an axial direction and contains valve bores for receiving valves and a length of a central color channel is as short as possible with a simultaneous supply of many paint feed lines. A first number of parallel valve bores open into the color channel at first openings, a second number of parallel valve bores open into the color channel at second openings on the opposite side of the color channel and offset in the axial direction with respect to the first number of valve bores. A third number of parallel valve bores open into the color channel at third openings and a fourth number of parallel valve bores open into the color channel at fourth openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Lactec GmbH
    Inventors: Winfried Ott, Joachim Kunkel, Burkhard Bilz, Udo Klein
  • Publication number: 20140020776
    Abstract: A device is provided to facilitate introduction of a fluid agent (such as a deicing agent) into the air line of a trailer of a tractor trailer. The device comprises a canister defining an upwardly opening chamber, a lid removably securable to the canister to close the chamber, an inlet tube extending from the canister and having a connector at an end of the inlet tube, a valve in said inlet tube; and an outlet tube extending from the canister and having a connector at an end of the inlet tube. The outlet tube is shaped and sized such that the canister chamber can be filled with the liquid agent from the ground and without the need to climb on the chassis of the trailer tractor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Allen, Lorenzo Gibson
  • Patent number: 8607820
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for continuously mixing fed-out natural gas with oxygen to produce a burnable gas used for heating the pressurized natural gas before or after the relaxation thereof, comprising a mixing section having connections for a natural gas supply line, an oxygen infeed line, and a burnable gas discharge line. The mixing section is designed as a closed mixing container, which has a mixing chamber, at the center of which forming a mixing zone a distributing pipe for oxygen is disposed that is joined to the connection for oxygen infeed. The mixing chamber is filled completely, and the distributing pipe is filled at least partially, with a packing of ceramic granular material. The mixing chamber of the mixing container is equipped with temperature sensors for temperature measurement. The mixing container is designed as a standing container, which at the bottom has the connection of the natural gas supply and at the top the connection for the burnable gas discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: EWE Gasspeicher GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Lenk
  • Patent number: 8602045
    Abstract: A valve assembly for a clean-in-place operation includes a valve body with a valve seat and inner cavity. A shaft extends through the valve body and a stopper is connected to the shaft for movement between a normally closed position and an open position to permit cleaning fluid to enter and exit the inner cavity only through the valve. An actuator contacts the shaft for moving the stopper toward the open position. An air inlet extends into the inner cavity. A stop valve associated with the inlet prevents fluid from exiting through the inlet such that cleaning fluid only enters and exits the inner cavity through the valve seat A source of pressurized air opens the stop valve and causes drying air to enter the cavity and move the stopper toward the open position and supply the air to the processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Central States Industrial, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan Downer, Paul Marcink
  • Publication number: 20130317134
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a compound of formula (I) wherein R1, R2 each independently of the other are identical or different organic radicals which do not contain Zerewitinoff-active hydrogen, and R4, R5, R6 each independently of the others are saturated, linear or branched organic radicals which do not contain Zerewitinoff-active hydrogen and which are also optionally substituted in the chain by heteroatoms, for use in a polyurea system which is provided in particular for sealing, bonding, gluing or covering cell tissue. The invention further provides a polyurea system comprising the compound according to the invention, and a metering system for the polyurea system according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH Creative Campus Monheim
    Inventors: Heike Heckroth, Christoph Eggert
  • Publication number: 20130248003
    Abstract: An installation structure for a water inlet pipe includes a first water inlet pipe and a second water inlet pipe disposed adjacent one another, a water inlet base with a first water inlet hole configured to receive the first water inlet pipe, and a second water inlet hole configured to receive the second water inlet pipe, a shell substantially surrounding the first water inlet pipe and the second water inlet pipe, and having a first end configured to engage the water inlet base, and a limiting device formed from a resilient material and disposed within the shell, the limiting device having a first limiting groove that receives the first water inlet pipe and a second limiting groove that receives the second water inlet pipe for limiting displacement of the first water inlet pipe and the second water inlet pipe within the shell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 26, 2013
    Applicant: BEIJING KOHLER LTD.
    Inventor: He SI
  • Patent number: 8528581
    Abstract: A solenoid valve assembly capable of providing a continuous flow of pressurized inert gas to operate a process tool without interruption. The valve assembly comprises a manifold that is internally fluidly connected to each of the internal pressure ports, the internal actuator port, and the internal relief port of each solenoid valve, and wherein the manifold comprises a dedicated external relief port for each of the solenoid valves, wherein the dedicated external relief port is in fluid communication with the internal relief port of the respective solenoid valve such that, when one of the solenoid valves is de-energized, a supply of a pressurized inert gas can be connected to the external relief port the supply pressure to a respective pneumatic valve operated by that solenoid valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony John Smith, Jeffery C. Barthold, William John Dax
  • Patent number: 8522819
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are fluid distribution methods and assemblies for supplying fluid to test assemblies. One embodiment of a fluid distribution assembly comprises at least two input lines each configured to supply a fluid. A source selection component is connected to the input lines and configured to receive the fluid of the input lines and select from the fluids a target fluid. A range selection component is configured to receive the target fluid and to select a flow range of the target fluid, outputting the target fluid to a flow component comprising a first flow adjustment component having a first flow rate resolution and a second flow adjustment component having a second flow rate resolution. The range selection component is configured to selectively output the target fluid to one of the first flow adjustment component and the second flow adjustment component based on the selected flow range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Nissan North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory DiLeo, Nilesh Dale, Kevork Adjemian, Shyam Kocha
  • Publication number: 20130216708
    Abstract: An evaporator includes a main body, an evaporation space therein, a precursor inlet through which a precursor is provided into a portion of the first evaporation space, a carrier gas inlet through which a carrier gas is provided thereinto, and an outlet through which the precursor is emitted. The evaporation space includes a first evaporation space and a second evaporation space in communication therewith. The first evaporation space has a conical shape portion and the second evaporation space has a cylindrical shape portion. The portion of the first evaporation space into which the precursor is provided corresponds to an apex of the conical shape portion. The carrier gas inlet penetrates the main body in a substantially tangential direction with respect to a sidewall of the first evaporation space at the conical shape portion. The outlet is in fluid communication with an end portion of the second evaporation space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130213507
    Abstract: A selectively attachable attachment device for a steam appliance is capable of delivering a mixture of steam and a cleaning additive for cleaning surfaces. The attachment device includes a member that can be coupled to a steam source, and a housing configured to receive the member. The member and the housing include complementary tabs and detent(s) such that an adjustable spacing may be maintained between the steam nozzle and the additive nozzle. The adjustable spacing permits control of the rate at which cleaning additive is added to the steam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: Euro-Pro Operating LLC
    Inventor: Ognjen Vrdoljak
  • Publication number: 20130180609
    Abstract: A hydrogen fluoride supply unit which comprises a plurality of transportable hydrogen fluoride storage containers connected to a hydrogen fluoride supply line and a chemical plant comprising the hydrogen fluoride supply unit. Such chemical plant may be for the manufacture of fluorine, wherein the hydrogen fluoride supply line is connected to an electrolysis cell for producing fluorine by HF electrolysis of a molten salt electrolyte. A process for the manufacture of a chemical comprising using such chemical plant. Also a method for supply of hydrogen fluoride to a chemical plant, which comprises: (a) filling at least one transportable hydrogen fluoride storage container with hydrogen fluoride, (b) transporting the hydrogen fluoride storage container to the hydrogen fluoride supply unit, (c) connecting the hydrogen fluoride storage container to the hydrogen fluoride supply line, and (d) supplying hydrogen fluoride from the hydrogen fluoride storage container to the hydrogen fluoride supply line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: SOLVAY SA
    Inventors: Alain Fobelets, Philippe Morelle, Oliviero Diana, Peter M. Predikant, Maurizio Paganin
  • Publication number: 20130170602
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a deposition solution injector for a nuclear reactor that may inject an ambient temperature deposition solution into a high temperature, high pressure feed-water flow line. The method and the apparatus ensures that the deposition solution is delivered in a location within the feed-water that is beyond a boundary layer of flowing water, to prevent smearing of the solution and prevent clogging of the deposition solution within the injector. The axial cross-sectional profile of the injector, and the location of an injection slot on the injector, may reduce vortex eddy flow of the feed-water into the injector to further reduce injector blockage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: GE-HITACHI NUCLEAR ENERGY AMERICAS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Caine, Adrian Mistreanu, Russell A. Seeman
  • Publication number: 20130160857
    Abstract: A system for treating an effluent stream including a carbon capture system utilizing an amine-containing solution to remove carbon dioxide from a flue gas stream, the carbon capture system generating an effluent stream comprising degradation products generated by the amine-containing solution; storage means for storing at least a portion of the effluent stream, the storage means being fluidly coupled to the carbon capture system. The system also including at least one nozzle connected to a combustion zone of a boiler, the at least one nozzle being fluidly coupled to the storage means for providing at least a portion of the effluent stream present in the storage means to the combustion zone of the boiler through the at least one nozzle, wherein the effluent stream provided to the combustion zone is co-incinerated with a fuel in the combustion zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: June 27, 2013
    Applicant: ALSTOM TECHNOLOGY LTD
    Inventors: Staffan Joensson, Bjorn Ungerer, Christoph Weingartner, Shin G. Kang, Armand A. Levasseur
  • Patent number: 8454567
    Abstract: Multi-conduit connector apparatuses for use in negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) apparatuses to wound dressing, and methods for installing multi-conduit connector apparatuses in NPWT apparatuses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Alexander Long, Aidan Marcus Tout, Larry Tab Randolph, Christopher Brian Locke
  • Patent number: 8440052
    Abstract: An apparatus for feeding one or more chemicals into a process stream of a pulp process is disclosed, as well as a method of utilizing the apparatus for feeding one or more chemicals into a pulp process is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Nalco Company
    Inventors: Prasad Duggirala, Michael Murcia, Tommy Jacobson, Mika Salonen, Martti O. Latva
  • Publication number: 20130112299
    Abstract: An ion generator is provided with a casing configured to form a flow path for air and an ion generation unit detachably disposed in the casing and configured to discharge ions into the air. The ion generation unit is provided with a front face-side ion generation section and a rear face-side ion generation section which are disposed with a spacing there between, and a connection cover section configured to connect the front face-side ion generation section and the rear face-side ion generation section. One end of the front face-side ion generation section and one end of the rear face-side ion generation section are positioned to be separated from each other in the flow path. The other end of the front face-side ion generation section and the other end of the rear face-side ion generation section are connected to each other by the connection cover section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yukimasa Kanazawa
  • Patent number: 8413684
    Abstract: A ball valve having an anti-rotational pressure plate that allows for a balanced pressure load on a valve member is provided. Additionally, the pressure plate can also fix the rotation of an adjacent flow disk, allowing for angular-orientation specific flow characterizing features to be used with the flow disk. By fixing the rotation of the flow disk, the ball valve can characterize flows using a greater variety of flow disk geometries, including angular-orientation dependent and angular-orientation independent flow disks. Further, the pressure plate could also be directly in the form of a flow disk that has anti-rotation features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Buildings, LLC
    Inventor: Kurt R. Thomas
  • Publication number: 20130081698
    Abstract: Provided is a method of controlling water droplet movement including providing a substrate including a superhydrophobic surface on which a hydrophilic channel guiding water droplet movement is patterned, introducing a water droplet on the substrate, and modulating a slope of the superhydrophobic surface for the water droplet to move on the superhydrophobic surface along the hydrophilic channel. Here, a width of the hydrophilic channel is modulated for the water droplet to move on the superhydrophobic surface having a certain angle with respect to a ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Inventors: Hae-Shin Lee, In-Seong You, Sung-Min Kang