Valve In Each Inlet Patents (Class 137/606)
  • Patent number: 11390512
    Abstract: A system and method of using an O-ring retaining apparatus to maintain an O-ring in the same position relative to the position of the handle of a bar gun while permitting a valve stem in physical contact with the O-ring to slide past without the O-ring becoming dislodged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Taprite, Inc.
    Inventors: Gilbert Yanes, Jose Cervantes, Joseph Paul Kirchberg
  • Patent number: 11391668
    Abstract: A concentration measuring device 100 comprises: a measurement cell 4 having a flow path, a light source 1, a photodetector 7 for detecting light emitted from the measurement cell, and an arithmetic circuit 8 for calculating light absorbance and concentration of a fluid to be measured on the basis of an output of the photodetector, the measurement cell includes a cell body, a window portion 3 fixed to the cell body so as to contact the flow path, and a reflective member 5 for reflecting light incident on the measurement cell through the window portion, the window portion is fixed to the cell body 40 by a window holding member 30 via a gasket 15, an annular sealing protrusion 15a is provided on a first surface of the gasket for supporting the window portion, and an annular sealing protrusion 42a is also provided on a support surface 42 of the cell body for supporting the second surface opposite to the first surface of the gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Masaaki Nagase, Kazuteru Tanaka, Keiji Hirao, Tadayuki Yakushijin, Kouji Nishino, Michio Yamaji, Nobukazu Ikeda
  • Patent number: 11378934
    Abstract: A diagnostic system is provided and includes a plurality of processors configured to receive data acquired by a sensor. A first processor can execute a safety function that determines a plurality of sensor measurement from the received data, compares selected sensor measurements to predetermined alarm set points, and determines a safety function output for the selected sensor measurements based upon the sensor measurement comparison. A second processor can determine a shadow function output corresponding to the safety function outputs during different respective portions a diagnostic interval. The shadow function output can be configured to replicate the safety function output under conditions where the safety function output is free from error. A third processor can be configured to validate the safety function output by comparing the safety function output to its corresponding shadow function output and outputting a condition based upon the validation comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES OILFIELD OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Dustin Hess, Paul Richetta, Raymond Jensen
  • Patent number: 11313206
    Abstract: A completion system and a method for powering a downhole component of a wellbore are provided. In one example, in the completion system comprises at least three different types of power sources for powering a downhole component in a wellbore and a power distribution circuit including a power distribution node and a control circuit, wherein the control circuit is configured to select at least one power source of the at least three different types of power sources to connect to the power distribution node based on a selection priority of the power sources, and the power distribution node is configured to provide power from the at least one power source to the downhole component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Linley Fripp, Thomas Jules Frosell, James Flygare, Richard Decena Ornelaz
  • Patent number: 11255458
    Abstract: A valve device includes: a body having a substantially block shape in which first and second valve chambers are recessed from an upper surface, and three flow paths communicating with the first valve chamber and three flow paths communicating with the second valve chamber are formed inside the body; first and second valve members disposed in the first and second valve chambers, respectively, to switch between communication and disconnection between one of the three flow paths and the other two flow paths; and first and second actuators for respectively driving the first and second valve members, wherein the other two flow paths communicating with the each of valve chambers have respective ports on the lower surface of the body, while the one flow path has a common port on the lower surface of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Takahiro Matsuda, Kenji Aikawa, Toshiyuki Inada, Kazunari Watanabe, Yuta Motegi, Tomohiro Nakata, Tsutomu Shinohara
  • Patent number: 11231026
    Abstract: A valve device includes valve elements each having a valve seat, a valve seat support, and a diaphragm provided so as to be able to abut on and separate from the seat surface of the valve seat, the diaphragm making the flow passage of the valve seat and the corresponding secondary flow path communicate through the gap between the diaphragm and the valve seat, and the valve seat support has seal surfaces that cooperate with a part of the inner wall surface of the corresponding accommodation recess to shut off the communication between the corresponding primary flow path and the secondary flow path, and a detour passage that connects the primary flow path and the flow passage of the valve seat, and the valve body defines a communication passage that makes the secondary flow paths communicates with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIKIN INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Kazunari Watanabe, Kohei Shigyou, Kenji Aikawa, Tomohiro Nakata, Takahiro Matsuda, Tsutomu Shinohara
  • Patent number: 11130580
    Abstract: An engine driven environmental control system (ECS) air circuit includes a gas turbine engine having a compressor section. The compressor section includes a plurality of compressor bleeds. A selection valve selectively connects each of said bleeds to an input of an intercooler. A second valve is configured to selectively connect an output of said intercooler to at least one auxiliary compressor. The output of each of the at least one auxiliary compressors is connected to an ECS air input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Gabriel L. Suciu, Brian Merry, Stephen H. Taylor, Charles E. Lents
  • Patent number: 11006836
    Abstract: A 3D scanner for recording topographic characteristics of a surface of at least part of a body orifice, where the 3D scanner includes a main body having a mounting portion; a tip which can be mounted onto and un-mounted from the mounting portion, where the tip is configured for being brought into proximity of the body orifice surface when recording the topographic characteristics such that at least one optical element of the tip is at least partly exposed to the environment in the body orifice during the recording; and a heater for heating the optical element, where the heat is provided by way of thermal conduction; where the tip can be sterilized in a steam autoclave when un-mounted from the main body of the 3D scanner such that it subsequently can be reused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: 3SHAPE A/S
    Inventors: Karl-Josef Hollenbeck, Bo Petersen, Mike Van Der Poel, Thomas Moon, Stefan Elmsted Jensen
  • Patent number: 10969377
    Abstract: An apparatus for a thin film device is used for analyzing a biopolymer. The apparatus has a thin film, a first solution in contact with a first surface of the thin film, a second solution in contact with a second surface of the thin film, a flow path or a conductive wire for adjusting the potential difference between the first solution and the second solution to a small value, a control unit for controlling the flow path or the conductive wire, an inlet from which a biopolymer is introduced to at least one of the first and second solution, a first electrode provided in the first solution, a second electrode provided in the second solution and an ammeter for measuring the current which flows between the first and second electrode when the biopolymer passes through a hole in the thin film between the first and second solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuma Matsui, Itaru Yanagi, Kenichi Takeda
  • Patent number: 10910235
    Abstract: A control device is provided which, at a time of upper surface treatment for treating an upper surface of a substrate with a treating device, supplies a treating liquid from a treating liquid supply source and operates a first control valve to supply a gas at a first flow rate from a gas nozzle, while operating a rotary drive device to spin the substrate at a first rotational frequency, and at a time of drying treatment, after completion of the upper surface treatment, for drying the substrate by increasing the rotational frequency of the rotary drive device to spin the substrate at a second rotational frequency, operates the first control valve and second control valve to supply the gas at a higher flow rate than the first flow rate from the gas nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventors: Kazuki Nakamura, Katsunori Tanaka, Masahiro Nonomura
  • Patent number: 10883730
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a smart water supplying method and a smart water supply. The method includes: detecting an external object to obtain a plurality of detection data; estimating at least one characteristic data of the external object according to the detection data; determining at least one water supplying signal according to the characteristic data of the external object; and providing a real stream according to the water supplying signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Li-Chuan Wang, Sheng-Chieh Tang, Tso-I Kuei, Jung-Ming Hung
  • Patent number: 10795386
    Abstract: A hot water faucet system can include a housing, an outlet, a heating chamber, a valve assembly, and a handle. The valve assembly can include a valve assembly inlet, a valve body, a flow selector, and a valve cap. A handle is connected to and can rotate the flow selector within the valve body. The valve body includes a valve body aperture and the flow selector includes a notch. As the handle is rotated from zero degrees to approximately 90 degrees, the alignment of the notch, the valve body aperture, and the valve assembly inlet increases so that the flow of water from the valve assembly inlet increases. As the handle is rotated from approximately 90 degrees to approximately 160 degrees, the alignment of the notch, the valve body aperture, and the valve assembly inlet decreases so that the flow of water from the valve assembly decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Rheem Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Eric R. Jurczyszak, Curtis J. Keohane, Sergiu G. Mihu, Christopher M. Hayden
  • Patent number: 10773808
    Abstract: An airplane is provided. The airplane includes an environmental control system that provides a pressurized medium to a chamber of the airplane. The airplane also includes a bleed system. The bleed system includes a plurality of ports, each of which can provide a bleed medium from an engine of the airplane to the environmental control system. The plurality of ports includes at least a first port, a second port, and a third port. The first port is selected for an idle condition. The second port is selected for a hot day cruise condition. The third port is selected for a standard operating condition. The bleed system can operate in a first mode, a second mode, or a third mode to provide the bleed medium to the environmental control system from the first port, the second port, or the third port respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventor: Louis J. Bruno
  • Patent number: 10760493
    Abstract: An example flow control assembly includes a door that is moved to control flow through a heat exchanger, and a pneumatic device to move the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Michael R. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10738445
    Abstract: There is provided a water supply control system for a tap (2). The control system includes a spindle (16) attached at one end to a tap handle (10) and at its other end to a tap rotation detector/valve actuator, the spindle (16) extending through the water supply conduit (3) to a tap rotation detector (5) which sends a signal to a supply valve (4) via a controller (6). The controller (6) triggers closure of the valve (4) if the valve has remained open for a predetermined time interval. The control system also has a detent to limit rotation of the spindle (16) in a tap closing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Wallgate Limited
    Inventors: David Joseph Anthony Beale, Richard Edward Denbury
  • Patent number: 10731429
    Abstract: This system invention relates to the use of short hop communications to transfer data between 2 modules inside a well. A system deployed in a well permanently or semi-permanently collects data from downhole parameters such as pressure, temperature, vibration, flow and fluid identification and stores the information in the system memory. The receiver module is deployed in the well via slick line, electric line or coil tubing with the purpose of retrieving the data from the system memory by interfacing with the downhole module via wireless short hop communications. The receiver module can also send commands into the downhole module to change its data collection parameters. Upon completion of the data transfer, the collector is returned to the surface where the data is again wirelessly transferred to a processing system such as a Personal Computer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Tubel LLC
    Inventor: Paulo Tubel
  • Patent number: 10682457
    Abstract: A device for transferring a fluid has a main channel, at least one secondary channel leading at an opening into the main channel, and a flexible closing element for closing the secondary channel. The opening of the secondary channel can be closed in a fluid-tight manner by the flexible closing element, by pressing the closing element with an external force onto or into the opening. In order to prevent that, in the case of a negative pressure in the main channel, the flexible closing element closes the secondary channel even without application of an external force, at least one projection is associated with the or each secondary channel and arranged in the main channel in the area of the opening of the respective secondary channel, and protrudes over the opening or over a lowest level of the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ulrich GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Torsten Koch
  • Patent number: 10680494
    Abstract: A power tool is provided including a housing, an electric motor disposed within the housing, a power switch circuit disposed between a power supply and the electric motor, a main controller, and a redundant controller. The main controller is arranged to control a switching operation of the power switch circuit to regulate a speed of the motor, and is configured to monitor at least one of a speed or a rotational direction of the electric motor and deactivate the power switch circuit upon detection of fault condition associated the speed or the rotational direction of the electric motor. The redundant controller is configured to monitor at least one of the speed or the rotational direction of the electric motor independently from the main controller and deactivate the power switch circuit upon detection of fault condition associated the speed or the rotational direction of the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Joshua M. Lewis, James E. Goble
  • Patent number: 10677791
    Abstract: A fluidic device includes a valve configured to adjust a fluid flow in a first direction of a flow path. The fluidic device includes: a diaphragm of the valve; a first substrate having a groove that constitutes the flow path and a protrusion part at a position facing the diaphragm in the groove; and a second substrate to which the diaphragm is fixed at a first fixation part and a second fixation part, wherein a length from a first end part of the protrusion part to a second end part of the protrusion part seen in the first direction is greater than a length from the first fixation part to the second fixation part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenji Miyamoto, Masaru Kato
  • Patent number: 10612370
    Abstract: A system for subterranean well developments includes a downhole assembly having well completion components for permanent installation within the subterranean well and interchangeable retrievable hardware. A connection system adapts the retrievable hardware to the well completion components, the connection system operable to provide a connection between the well completion components and the retrievable hardware. A telemetry system is in communication with the retrievable hardware and operable to access data from the downhole assembly. A remote access interface is in communication with the retrievable hardware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Brett W. Bouldin, Robert John Turner, Jonathan W. Brown
  • Patent number: 10605408
    Abstract: A steam trap monitoring system includes: a steam trap; an opening/closing valve for opening/closing a channel to the steam trap, the opening/closing valve being located on upstream side of the steam trap; a sensor for detecting one or more physical quantities; and an analysis unit for analyzing detection information from the sensor. In this steam trap monitoring system, the analysis unit is configured to analyze both a functional state of the steam trap and a functional state of the opening/closing valve, based on detection information from the single sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: TLV Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tadashi Oike
  • Patent number: 10604918
    Abstract: A faucet assembly includes a faucet body having a mounting axis in a direction the faucet body projects from a mounting point. The assembly further includes a valve housing projecting from the faucet body and a valve disposed in the valve housing. The valve is configured to rotate about an axis parallel to and offset from the mounting axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: David E. Hansen, Rafael A. Rexach
  • Patent number: 10604919
    Abstract: A plumbing component includes a valve provided within a portion of the plumbing component and configured to control the flow of water through the plumbing component. The valve includes a body and at least one waterway within the body. An electric heater extends through at least a portion of the body of the valve and is configured to heat at least a portion of the body to an elevated temperature sufficient to kill organisms within the waterway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: KOHLER MIRA LIMITED
    Inventor: Kevin T. Peel
  • Patent number: 10590752
    Abstract: A method of automated preventive and predictive maintenance for downhole valves in a well system includes receiving, at a plurality of first times, first diagnostics data of the plurality of downhole valves, where each downhole valve is at a respective first valve position at a respective first time, and the diagnostics data represents a valve condition of each downhole valve at a respective valve position and at a respective time. The method also includes receiving, at a plurality of second times, second diagnostics data of the plurality of downhole valves, where each downhole valve has been moved from the respective first valve position at the respective first time to a respective second valve position at a respective second time. The first diagnostics data and the second diagnostics data are compared. Based on results of comparing, a valve maintenance operation is selected for each downhole valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Al-Waleed A. Al-Gouhi, Soloman M. Almadi, Obiomalotaoso L. Isichei
  • Patent number: 10559451
    Abstract: An exhaust module for a substrate processing apparatus having a body, a pumping ring, and a symmetric flow valve, is disclosed herein. The body has a first and second vacuum pump opening formed therethrough. The pumping ring is positioned in the body over both the first and second vacuum pump openings. The pumping ring includes a substantially ring shaped body having a top surface, a bottom surface, and an opening. The top surface has one or more through holes formed therein, arranged in a pattern concentric with the first vacuum pump opening. The bottom surface has a fluid passage formed therein, interconnecting each of the one or more through holes. The opening is formed in the substantially ring shaped body, substantially aligned with the vacuum pump opening. The symmetric flow valve is positioned in the body over the pumping ring and movable between a raised position and a lowered position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Nikolai Nikolaevich Kalnin, Toan Q. Tran, Dmitry Lubomirsky
  • Patent number: 10549860
    Abstract: A system, which includes a plurality of heat exchangers and a compressing device, prepares a medium bled from a low-pressure location of an engine and flowing through a plurality of heat exchangers into a chamber. The compressing device is in communication with the plurality of heat exchangers and regulates a pressure of the medium flowing through the plurality of heat exchangers. The compressing device includes a turbine that provides supplemental power to the compressing device based on a pressure of the medium in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventors: Louis J. Bruno, Donald E. Army, Jr., Thomas M. Zywiak, Harold W. Hipsky
  • Patent number: 10472219
    Abstract: The present invention relates to automated batch making assemblies where various component materials, at least, some in liquid form, are combined. Specifically, the invention provides a dispensing assembly that adds efficiency by increasing dramatically the speed with which a liquid is dispensed from a container and by providing means and methods to automate the addition of and account for the amount of each component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: PRAXIDYN IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Doug Applegate, Luke Applegate, Brent Applegate
  • Patent number: 10464390
    Abstract: An air conditioning device for a vehicle has an air-conditioning case, a heater core, a first air mix door, a second air mix door, and an actuator. The air-conditioning case therein has a first air passage and a second air passage. The first air mix door and the second air mix door are arranged in the first air passage and the second air passage respectively, and adjust a ratio between a flow rate of air passing through the heater core and a flow rate of air bypassing the heater core by an opening/closing operation. The actuator interlocks the opening/closing operations of the first air mix door and the second air mix door such that opening degrees of the first air mix door and the second air mix door are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Sekito, Shinya Kato
  • Patent number: 10415347
    Abstract: Downhole tools and methods and systems related thereto, wherein the downhole tool comprises a body having a body inner flow bore, a port in the body, a valve member axially rotatable relative to the body between an open position and a closed position, and an actuable drive shaft of a gearbox and a motor connected to the valve member to axially rotate the valve member. The open position allows fluid communication between the port and the body inner flow bore and the closed position prevents fluid communication between the port and the body inner flow bore, and the gearbox and the motor are in the body and axially offset from the body inner flow bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Adam Reid
  • Patent number: 10392928
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for transmitting data to or from a downhole tool while the tool is at or near the surface using a wireless data link. A downhole tool comprising a gap sub having a tubular section with first and second longitudinally spaced-apart electrically-conducting parts that are electrically isolated from each other. An electromagnetic telemetry transmitter is connected to apply a potential difference between the first and second electrically conductive parts. A single-wire bus provides a data connection between one of the first and second electrically conductive parts and a data processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Evolution Engineering Inc.
    Inventors: Robin Cody Robson, Aaron William Logan, Kurtis Kenneth Lee West, Barry Daniel Buternowsky
  • Patent number: 10385978
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cartridge assembly for a faucet. The cartridge assembly permits flows from a first flow source and a second flow source to flow through the cartridge assembly and to be regulated through the faucet without permitting flows from the two sources to flow simultaneously through the cartridge assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Hector Hernandez
  • Patent number: 10352463
    Abstract: A water temperature regulating valve (10) including a valve body (12) having a cavity (13) in which mixing of fluids can occur, and provided with a hot fluid (or heated water) inlet (18) adapted for communication with a source of hot (or heated) water, a cooled fluid inlet (16) adapted for communication with an apparatus that has used the mixed fluid for heating, a mixed fluid outlet (14) adapted for communication with an apparatus that uses the mixed fluid for heating, and a return fluid outlet (20) adapted for communication with the source of hot (or heated) water, all inlets and outlets also being in communication with the cavity (13) provided within the valve body (12), said cavity (13) being provided with an insert (24) in a sealing relationship with an inner surface of the said cavity (13), said insert (24) having a central bore (42) and also defining flow passages and being configured to direct the flows of hot fluid entering the cavity (13) via the hot fluid inlet (18) and cooled fluid entering the ca
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Reliance Worldwide Corporation (Aust.) Pty. Ltd.
    Inventor: David Peter Forrestal
  • Patent number: 10337176
    Abstract: A plumbing fitting that includes a housing having an outlet, water being conductible through the outlet from a hose connection to a jet former of the outlet with the aid of a hose. The hose being insertable into an outlet nipple of the hose connection, and the outlet nipple having a groove extending from an opening in which a seal is disposed for the purpose of sealing the housing against the outlet nipple. The groove being at least partially closed by a closing element disposed on an end face of the outlet nipple.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Grohe AG
    Inventors: Uwe Stoelzel, Matthias Schlueter, Torsten Meier
  • Patent number: 10265709
    Abstract: An inductive shower head, comprising an outer shell which is provided with a water inlet and multiple groups of water outlet holes; a third water outlet cavity and a first water outlet cavity which are independent of each other inside the outer shell can be communicated with the corresponding groups of the water outlet holes respectively, a third water inlet cavity is arranged between the first water inlet cavity and the third water outlet cavity; the first water inlet cavity is communicated with the third water inlet cavity; the position where the third water inlet cavity is communicated with the third water outlet cavity is correspondingly provided with a control assembly which uses an electromagnet to control the two cavities to communicate with or block from each other; the shower head also comprises a first inductor and a power supply unit which is used for supplying power to the electromagnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Zhejiang Huale Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hongxin Lin
  • Patent number: 10260649
    Abstract: Provided is a fluidic device including a first fluid unit having a plurality of first passages for passing fluids along a first direction, a second fluid unit having a plurality of second passages for passing the fluids along a second direction intersecting the first direction, and a plurality of on/off valves placed at a plurality of points, one at each point, where the first passages and the second passages intersect with each other. The first fluid unit and the second fluid unit are arranged such that outlets formed at a plurality of locations of the first passages are coupled to inlets formed at a plurality of locations of the second passages at each of the points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Surpass Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Atsushi Inoue
  • Patent number: 10227760
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of fluid flow through pipes and especially to the regulation of water flow through a faucet. A system and method for a smart faucet is presented. The system comprises a remote controlled faucet having a solenoid valve for controlling water flow, an electronic circuit for controlling the solenoid wherein the circuit includes a radio receiver, a remote sending unit for transmitting commands to the radio receiver, and a battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Flowe Green, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffery Perrywade Horwitz, Christopher Kirn, Saeid Bashash, Adam B. Olson, Raviteja Datta Akella, Omar Awad
  • Patent number: 10214884
    Abstract: A basin faucet includes a curved faucet made of a metal material and a soft pipe made of a plastic material. The soft pipe is mounted in the curved faucet. One end of the soft pipe is connected with a water outlet connector, and another end of the soft pipe is connected with a water inlet connector. One end of the water inlet connector is fixed to the curved faucet. Another end of the water inlet connector is connected with a water inlet pipe. The water outlet connector is fixed to the curved faucet. At least one of the water inlet connector and the water outlet connector is detachably connected with the soft pipe. The water flows in the soft pipe, not in contact with the curved faucet, and will not cause secondary pollution. The basin faucet provides non-toxic, harmless and green environment-friendly effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: YOUSHI (XIAMEN) SANITARY WARE INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhangsen You
  • Patent number: 10161118
    Abstract: A faucet includes a spout base having a first end mounted to a mounting surface and a second end opposite the first end that includes an elbow, more than one water supply line within the spout base, and a hub containing a mixing valve. The hub includes an inlet end and an outlet end. The second end of the spout base and the inlet end of the hub connect together. The inlet end of the hub connects to the water supply lines. The mixing valve is approximately midway between the elbow and a dispensing end of the faucet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Gregory de Swarte, Rafael Rexach, John Esche, Brad Raymond Hadfield
  • Patent number: 10087959
    Abstract: A Hydraulic Manifold Control Assembly for use in connection with surface blowout preventers and diverter control systems. Said Hydraulic Manifold Control Assembly incorporates design elements and methods which reduce overall envelope dimensions, improving maintenance accessibility, thereby reducing overall installation and manufacturing time and ultimately contributing to a more robust, cost effective end-product. Said design elements and methods include: the use of intrinsically safe I/O modules and components; the employment of a removable valve assembly rack installation method; the use of a removable face plate for identification of flow control valves; the implementation of a digital automatic diverter sequence; the use of integrated manifold assemblies; and the integration of a wide-range function count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Stella Maris, LLC
    Inventors: Ryan A. LeBlanc, Paul W. Stutes, Ryan S. Gary, Michael P. Menard, Jacob R. Denison, Luis A. Chinchilla, Calvin R. Williamson, Devi Satish Chandra Mallavalli, Ryan J. Dugas, James G. Ray, Clay S. Hulsey
  • Patent number: 10081931
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electronic plumbing fixture fitting with a sensor mounted on an electronic board, such as an electronic faucet with a sensor mounted on an electronic board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventor: Inho Song
  • Patent number: 10024197
    Abstract: A power generation system may include a generator, and a gas turbine system for powering the generator, the gas turbine system including a turbine component, an integral compressor and a combustor to which air from the integral compressor and fuel are supplied, the combustor arranged to supply hot combustion gases to the turbine component, and the integral compressor having a flow capacity greater than an intake capacity of at least one of the combustor and the turbine component, creating an excess air flow. A turbo-expander may also power the generator. A first control valve control flow of the excess air flow along an excess air flow path to an inlet of the turbo-expander. An educator may be positioned in the excess air flow path for using the excess air flow as a motive force to augment the excess air flow with additional air. A discharge of the turbo-expander is supplied to an inlet of the integral compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Sanji Ekanayake, Kihyung Kim, Alston Ilford Scipio, Leslie Yung Min Tong, Michael Wesley Yarnold
  • Patent number: 9970595
    Abstract: A filling station for a breathing apparatus includes a cradle that houses a fill panel, a manifold and a cascade bank system. The fill panel has one or more sequence valves for controlling filling of one or more compressed air breathing apparatus with air stored in the cascade bank system. The manifold connects the fill panel to the cascade bank system. The cascade bank system has a cylinder store including five or more banks. Also provided is a filling station recharging device that has a cradle, a manifold, a cylinder store and a pump. The control panel has one or more valves for controlling recharging of one or more breathing apparatus filling station with air stored in the cylinder store. The manifold connects the control panel and pump to the cylinder store. The pump and cylinder store at least partially power the recharging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Amir Modirzareh, Maximilian Stefan Theodor Reiling
  • Patent number: 9957700
    Abstract: A faucet that includes a base, a spout, a valve body, a first flow control valve, a second flow control valve, and an electric heater. The valve body includes a first end section, a second end section having an outlet, and a center section provided between the end sections and including first and second inlets configured to receive cold and hot water, respectively. The first flow control valve is located within a first waterway of the valve body to control the flow of cold water, and the second flow control valve is located within a second waterway of the valve body to control the flow of hot water. The electric heater extends through the valve body and is configured to heat a surface defining at least a part of one of the first and second waterways of the valve body to an elevated temperature sufficient to kill organisms therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: KOHLER MIRA LIMITED
    Inventor: Kevin T. Peel
  • Patent number: 9834912
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a water faucet having a main body is provided. Several housing parts of the main body are made of brass using the method of injection molding, and then the inner parts of the main body corresponding the housing parts are made of a polyamide resin using the method of double injection molding together with the respective housing parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Byung Gyou Song
  • Patent number: 9702470
    Abstract: A valve arrangement comprises first and second valves mechanically interconnected for synchronous operation with one another so as to be switchable by a single action between first and second fluid flow configurations. The first configuration provides a first path for first fluid to flow from a first inlet to a first outlet and a second path for second fluid to flow from a second inlet to a second outlet. The second configuration provides paths for first fluid to flow from the first inlet to both the first and second outlets while closing the path from the second inlet. In one application, the arrangement allows a convenient method of disinfecting a water-consuming appliance such as a shower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Horne Engineering Limited
    Inventor: Graham Donald Paul
  • Patent number: 9675200
    Abstract: The present invention provides a brewing machine, including: a brewing container, a valve device with a timer function, a timer and a seat frame. The brewing container is mounted on the valve device for brewing tea. The valve device is placed on the seat frame, and is capable of switching between a blocking position and an opening position. The timer can be used to set a brewing time. When the pre-set brewing time is up, the timer will switch the valve device to the opening position, so the brewed tea may flow into a container placed on the seat frame from the brewing container through the valve opening. With the brewing machine of the present invention, the over brewing situations which may cause the bitterness in the taste of the brewed tea can be prevented, and the convenience of the tea brewing process is also improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Tien-Chang Hsu
  • Patent number: 9603792
    Abstract: A method of treating a central nervous system (CNS) disorder, comprises the steps of inserting into a patient's body first and second conduits so that distal ends of the first and second conduits open to a portion of the patient's CNS with direct access to cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and a proximal end of the first conduit opens into a first reservoir of material to be introduced into the CSF and a proximal end of the second conduit opens to drain CSF withdrawn from the CNS in combination with the steps of detecting and analyzing brain activity of a patient and determining a chemical imbalance present in the CSF by one of a microassay of a sample of CSF withdrawn from the second reservoir and the detected and analyzed brain activity. Based on the determined chemical imbalance, the patient is treated by one of supplying an agent to the CSF via the first conduit and withdrawing a quantity CSF via the second conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: New York University
    Inventor: Erwin R. John
  • Patent number: 9567733
    Abstract: A device for restricting flow of a fluid, in particular the flow of water in a sanitary fitting, includes a substantially cylindrical, hollow inlet body for the fluid, and a substantially cylindrical outlet body for the fluid, which is connected to the inlet body so as to be rotatable about a common longitudinal axis, and conducts the fluid via a cross borehole and a following cavity in the direction of the longitudinal axis. A mixing chamber includes a lateral intake borehole from which a further fluid can be supplied from outside the outlet body A clamping device fixes the set radial position of the inlet body and the outlet body relative to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Klaus Prenzler
  • Patent number: 9561481
    Abstract: A multi-chemical dispensing device comprising a concentrate supply of at least one chemical concentrate, a flow selector valve in fluid communication with said concentrate supply, and at least two proportioners, each proportioner in fluid communication with the flow selector valve. The flow selector valve may include a dilution member comprising one or more aligned orifice pairs, each orifice pair including an first orifice and a second orifice in fluid communication with the concentrate supply. Each orifice has an opening area to provide a known dilution ratio at a known flow rate therethrough. Each proportioner is connected to a supply of motive fluid. The concentrate dispensing device includes a plurality of check valves that close off the system when one of the water supplies is turned on. The plurality of check valves are also configured to allow the chemical concentrate to drain out of the multi-chemical dispensing device using gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Dema Engineering Company
    Inventors: James Michael Schlueter, Paul Edward Naslund
  • Patent number: 9555379
    Abstract: A fluid path set includes a first fluid line having a proximal end fluidly connectable to a source of a first fluid and a second fluid line having a proximal end fluidly connectable to a source of a second fluid. A flow mixing device is in fluid communication with distal ends of the first and second fluid lines. The flow mixing device includes a housing, a first fluid port provided for receiving the first fluid, and a second fluid port for receiving the second fluid. A mixing chamber is disposed within the housing and is in fluid communication with the first and second fluid ports. A third fluid port in fluid communication with the mixing chamber for discharging a mixed solution of the first and second fluids. A turbulent flow inducing member is disposed within the mixing chamber for promoting turbulent mixing of the first and second fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Bayer Healthcare LLC
    Inventors: Ralph H Schriver, Andreas Maihoefer, James A Dedig, Michael A Spohn, Herbert M Grubic, Michael J Swantner, Adam Caruso