Valve In Each Inlet Patents (Class 137/606)
  • 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
  • Patent number: 9285807
    Abstract: A water delivery system is disclosed. The water delivery system may have an electronic user interface. The electronic user interface may be a portable device. The electronic user interface may include inputs to select water temperature, water flow rates, water flow patterns, and/or task based presets. A mixing valve for use with either manual faucets or electronic faucets is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: Delta Faucet Company
    Inventors: Robert W. Rodenbeck, Patrick B. Jonte, Paul D. Koottungal, Anthony G. Spangler, Michael J. Veros, Garry R. Marty
  • Patent number: 9249974
    Abstract: A gas convenience outlet is provided for connecting an outdoor grill or other outdoor gas fired appliance to a home gas supply or other fixed position source of fuel gas, such as natural gas or liquid petroleum gas. The outlet includes a case having an open interior and an openable cover with a manifold mounted in the interior. The manifold has an inlet operatively connected with the supply of fuel gas and has one or more outlets. A primary manual shutoff valve located in the interior of the case is operatively connected with the manifold outlet. The outlet includes an outlet connector extending outside the case. The connector has a standardized fitting that releasably couples in gas tight engagement with one or more gas fired appliances by means of standardized appliance connectors, without the need for adaptors and without a loss of performance due to restriction of the gas supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Marshall Excelsior Company
    Inventors: James C. Zuck, Franco J. Domingo, Malia M. Bucher
  • Patent number: 9229456
    Abstract: The preferred embodiments described herein make possible to use lower cost, fixed flow components, such as critical orifices, which are fast to stabilize to a steady flow. These cannot be adjusted to achieve equal flows but are selected to be sensibly close to their desired flow values. This embodiment determines the true ratios of the flows of all of the flow controlling components. Actual flows are not measured but near equal flows are each fed to a common flow meter and the ratio of the indicated flow meter readings is taken to be the same as the ratio of the flows. Two, near equal flows are then combined and compared to a single flow of approximately the same value, and so on. The flow meter is used only to compare near equal flows so does not need to be calibrated nor linear over a wide range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: LNI SCHMIDLIN SA (LNI SCHMIDLIN AG) (LNI SCHMIDLIN LTD)
    Inventor: Brian Arthur Goody
  • Patent number: 9151397
    Abstract: A molded waterway assembly for a centerset faucet including a hot water inlet tube and a cold water inlet tube overmolded within a coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignees: Delta Faucet Company, Mercury Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas C. Pinette, Kurt J. Thomas, Christopher Michael McGuire, Garry Robin Marty, Brian Alan Enlow
  • Patent number: 9134026
    Abstract: Method for operating a gas burner, wherein a gas/combustion air mixture is fed to the gas burner for combusting in said gas burner in such a way that a combustion air flow, which is inducted by a fan, is mixed with a gas flow and the resulting gas/combustion air mixture is fed to the gas burner, wherein to this end a control device, on the basis of a control deviation between an actual value, which is recorded by a sensor providing an electrical or electronic measurement signal and acting on a gas line which carries the gas flow, and a corresponding reference value, determines a manipulated variable for a gas valve which influences the gas flow, wherein the gas valve is adjusted in dependence upon this manipulated variable in order to make available to the gas burner the gas/combustion air mixture with a desired gas/combustion air ratio, and wherein the control device alters the gas/combustion air ratio of the gas/combustion air mixture in dependence upon a rotational speed of the fan in such a way that at re
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: Honeywell Technologies Sarl
    Inventors: Piet Blaauwwiekel, Erik G. E. Gankema
  • Patent number: 9127524
    Abstract: A system for performing an intervention on a subsea wellhead, the system including a production tree having a central axis, a first end, a second end, and a first flow bore extending axially from the first end to the second end. The production tree includes a master valve disposed along the first flow bore, a swab valve disposed along the first flow bore between the master valve and the first end, and a shearing device disposed along the first flow bore between the master valve and the second end. The second end of the production tree comprises a connector configured to releasably couple to the subsea wellhead, and the shearing device is configured to shear a component extending through the first flow bore.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: BP Corporation North America Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Dahlem, Matthew Green
  • Patent number: 9120066
    Abstract: A filling device for filling containers with a liquid has a first port for supplying a first liquid to the filling device, and a second port spaced from the first port for supplying a second liquid to the filling device. A mixing chamber within the filling device includes a first liquid channel which guides the first liquid from the first port to the mixing chamber, and a second liquid channel which guides the second liquid from the second port to the mixing chamber, wherein the first liquid channel and the second liquid channel guide the first liquid and the second liquid separately from one another. A valve body controls discharge of the liquids from the filling device through an outlet to the container. The valve body is disposed at least partially between the mixing chamber and the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Rupert Meinzinger
  • Publication number: 20150122230
    Abstract: A fuel selector for use with a dual fuel generator includes a selector plate, a first fuel valve assembly positioned adjacent the selector plate and actuatable between an ON position and an OFF position to selectively control a first fuel flow to an engine of the dual fuel generator, and a second fuel valve assembly positioned adjacent the selector plate and actuatable between an ON position and an OFF position to selectively control a second fuel flow to the engine of the dual fuel generator. A selector switch coupled to the selector plate is linearly translatable from a first position to a second position, so as to enable positioning of only one of the first fuel valve assembly and the second fuel valve assembly in the ON position at a given time, such that the first and second fuel valve assemblies cannot be in the ON position concurrently.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Champion Engine Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Mark J. Sarder, Leigh Jenison, Ian Schmit
  • Patent number: 8991423
    Abstract: Fuel interface modules that can be used in automotive vehicle fuel systems can include a body that defines a fuel channel and a plurality of ports through which fluid communication with the fuel channel can be established. Some modules include a check valve, a shutoff valve, and a coalescing filter assembly that are each coupled with a separate port. The fuel modules can be quickly installed and can eliminate many of the installing materials typically associated with automotive vehicle fuel systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Go Natural CNG, LLC
    Inventor: Matthew M. Matsukawa
  • Patent number: 8985152
    Abstract: A point-of-use valve (POU valve) manifold is provided that allows for multiple precursors to be delivered to a semiconductor processing chamber through a common outlet. The manifold may have a plurality of precursor inlets and a purge gas inlet. The manifold may be configured such that there are zero dead legs in the manifold when the purge gas is routed through the manifold, and may provide mounting location for the POU valves that alternate sides. One or more internal flow path volumes may include elbow features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Novellus Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramesh Chandrasekharan, Chunguang Xia, Karl F. Leeser, Damien Slevin, Thomas G. Jewell
  • Patent number: 8985144
    Abstract: A plurality of suctioning flow paths for suctioning mobile phases meet each other at a meeting portion. The meeting portion is connected to an inlet flow path communicating with an inlet of a reciprocating pump. The suctioning flow paths are respectively provided with solenoid valves for opening and closing the respective flow paths. The suctioning flow paths are respectively provided with orifices between the solenoid valves and the meeting portion. The orifices are sections of the respective suctioning flow paths having smaller diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Shimadzu Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Aso, Fujio Inoue
  • Publication number: 20150075656
    Abstract: The invention discloses an adaptor (10,50) for an air compressor (11,51). Adaptor (10,50) includes a manifold (14,52) having an inlet (20,74) adapted to be connected to the air exhaust of at least one air tool device (34) having an air motor connected, in use, to the air compressor (11, 51). An outlet (12,54) is adapted to be connected, in use, to the air intake of the air compressor (11,51), an air inlet (16,70) is open to ambient air and a valve mechanism (33,66) is adapted to, in use, close the air inlet (16,70) when a first predetermined pressure is reached by the air compressor (11,51).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher John Bosua
  • Patent number: 8978688
    Abstract: In various embodiments, two or more electronic flow selectors of an electronic fluid flow control system may be used to control the flow rates of multiple fluids. In a total flow control mode, a first electronic flow selector may be used to select a total flow rate of two or more fluids. A second electronic flow selector may be used to select a flow rate or ratio of a flow rate of one fluid to the total flow rate of the two or more fluids. In a direct flow control mode, each electronic flow selector may be used to select a flow rate of a unique fluid. One of the fluids may be oxygen, and the other fluid, a balance gas, may be selected as either nitrous oxide or air using an electronic balance gas selector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Shenzhen Mindray Bio-Medical Electronics Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Peter B. Schon, Christine M. Manfredo, Li Xinsheng, Huang Chenghua, Zhu Guanyu
  • Patent number: 8961100
    Abstract: An exemplary valve device for controlling flow of a turbomachine fluid includes a housing and a flow control assembly within the housing. The housing has a first inlet, a second inlet, and an outlet. Movement of the housing to a first orientation causes the flow control assembly to move to a first position to restrict flow of a turbomachine fluid into the housing through the second inlet. Movement of the housing to a second orientation causes the flow control assembly to move to a second position to restrict flow of the turbomachine fluid into the housing through the first inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Enzo DiBenedetto, Francis Parnin, Robert E. Peters
  • Publication number: 20150047711
    Abstract: A method supplies a gas, stored in multiple vessels, to a drive assembly of a motor vehicle. Each vessel is assigned a valve for opening and closing the vessel and a gas sensor, in the form of a temperature sensor, for determining a temperature as a state variable of the gas in the vessel. The vessels are connected to the drive assembly via a common line. Along the common line, there is arranged at least one gas sensor, which is common to all of the vessels, for determining at least one state variable of the gas. For the supply to the drive assembly, in each case only one of the valves is opened and all of the other valves are closed. The open valve is closed when at least one determined state variable deviates from a setpoint value by a tolerance value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: AUDI AG
    Inventor: Rene Van Doorn
  • Publication number: 20150041009
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device (1) for delivery of fluid, said device comprising at least two fluid ducts (12-17) of flexible material, each of which in one end can be connected to a fluid source and in the opposite end is connected to a manifold (18) having an inlet end and an outlet end, each of said fluid ducts (12-17) comprising a pinch valve (19) for closing and opening the duct. According to the invention a check valve (20) is disposed in at least one of said fluid ducts (12-17) in the end thereof connected to the manifold (18).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES AB
    Inventors: Klaus Gebauer, Ekta Mahajan, Eric Faldt
  • Patent number: 8950730
    Abstract: A method for regulating water output from a faucet is presented. The method includes receiving an input at a plurality of sensors, transmitting a signal to a control unit in response to receiving the input, controlling, via the control unit, at least a temperature or volume of water in response to the signal received at the plurality of sensors, outputting the water via a water output device, and outputting, via a display module, a visual indicator for at least the temperature or the volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Murisis Incorporated
    Inventors: Ralph Bedolla, Maria Block, Chun-Hui Yeh
  • Patent number: 8950429
    Abstract: Construction of a valve-member monitoring system using wireless communication is facilitated. The valve-member monitoring system is structured with operating-condition sensors each attached to each of multiple steam traps installed on a manifold. The manifold serves as a discharged condensate collecting pipe in which condensate is discharged through the multiple steam traps. The valve-member monitoring system further includes a sensor controlling terminal device that is attached to the manifold or in the vicinity of the manifold and exchanges information by radio with a central control apparatus. In the valve-member monitoring system, the terminal device is connected to the operating-condition sensors each attached to each of the steam traps installed on the manifold with lead lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: TLV Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tadashi Oike, Mamoru Nagase
  • Publication number: 20150027556
    Abstract: Urea injection system wash cycle methods and systems are disclosed. An exemplary wash cycle method includes operating a urea injection system to provide urea solution to a first inlet of a blending chamber, provide pressurized gas to a second inlet of the blending chamber, and output a combined flow of pressurized gas and urea solution from the blending chamber. A pressure of the combined flow at a location downstream from the first inlet and the second inlet is monitored. A wash cycle is performed based upon the monitored pressure wherein the flow of pressurized gas is turned off and urea solution is provided to the blending chamber. An exemplary system includes a controller configured to control a urea injection system to perform a wash cycle in accordance with the exemplary method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Cummins Emission Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Huang, Yongquan Chai, Andrew Myer, James F. Burke, Joydeep Chakrabarti, Mugdha Naik, John Anthis, John Heichelbech, Guinnes Shrestha
  • Publication number: 20150027553
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for urea dosing of an exhaust after treatment system are disclosed. Exemplary apparatuses include a chamber configured to receive pressurized gas at a first inlet, receive urea solution at a second inlet, and provide a combined flow of pressurized gas and urea to an outlet, a flow passage extending from the first inlet to a seating surface, and a valve member configured to move between an open position in which the valve member is spaced apart from the seating surface and a closed position in which the valve member contacts the seating surface. As the valve member moves from the open position to the closed position the valve member contacts the seating surface at a first location and wipes an area of the seating surface extending from the first location in a direction toward the flow passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Andrew Myer, Chetan Ponnathpur, John Heichelbech, George Muntean, Stephen Holl, James F. Burke, John Anthis, Joydeep Chakrabarti, Brandon Simmons
  • Patent number: 8931512
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for delivery of gas are provided herein. In some embodiments, a gas delivery system may include a premix tank having an inlet and an outlet; a plurality of gas supplies coupled to the inlet of the premix tank; a plurality of valves, each valve respectively disposed in line with a corresponding one of the plurality of gas supplies; and a conduit coupling the outlet of the premix tank to one or more gas delivery zones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: James P. Cruse, Ezra Robert Gold, John W. Lane
  • Publication number: 20150007897
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments include a method, apparatus, and computer program product for providing a self-validating mass flow controller or mass flow meter without requiring any software modification to a tool/tool controller in which the mass flow controller is being utilized. For example, the disclosed embodiments include a mass flow controller comprising an internal valve configured to receive a first pneumatic line coupled to a tool pilot valve and couple a second pneumatic line from the internal valve to an external isolation valve upstream of the inlet. The mass flow controller also includes at least one processing component configured to execute instructions to perform an in-situ rate of decay measurement after executing instructions to close the external isolation valve by using the internal valve to block airflow being received through the first pneumatic line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Bill Valentine, Chris Ellec, Berwin Banares, John Lull, Anthony Kehoe
  • Publication number: 20150000773
    Abstract: A fluid draw-off block joint includes an inlet channel, an outlet channel, and a closure portion. The inlet channel has a first end communicating with an outlet channel of a single-line block joint, and a second end communicating with an inlet channel of an outlet on-off valve. The outlet channel has a first end communicating with an outlet channel of the outlet on-off valve, and a second end being open through a side surface in a line exit direction. The closure portion closes an opening of a bifurcated channel of a plural-line block joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Ryuji Yogo, Takahiro Matsuda, Izuru Shikata, Shinya Nojima
  • Publication number: 20140361102
    Abstract: A gas supply method includes controlling communication between first and second gas pipes and a diffusion chamber using first and second valves; controlling discharge of gas within the first and second gas pipes using third and fourth valves connected upstream from the first and second valves; and controlling communication between an exhaust pipe and the diffusion chamber using a fifth valve. The gas supply method further includes a first pressurization step of closing the first valve and the third valve before starting a first step and pressurizing a first gas within the first gas pipe; a second pressurization step of closing the second valve and the fourth valve before starting a second step and pressurizing a second gas within the second gas pipe; and an exhaust step of opening the fifth valve upon starting the first step and the second step, and discharging gas within the diffusion chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Hideyuki Hatoh, Hiroyuki Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20140345726
    Abstract: The invention includes an assembly for remotely controlling fluid flow between a fluid source, such as a water source, and an outlet that includes at least one electrically operable valve, such as an electromagnetically-actuatable valve, to be interposed between the fluid source and the outlet, the valve being actuatable between an open position, in which the source and the outlet are fluidly connected, and a closed position in which the source and the outlet are not fluidly connected; at least one actuator, such as a solenoid actuator, operably connected to the at least one valve for actuating the valve between the open and closed positions; a controller comprising a receiver for receiving a wireless signal, wherein the controller is operably connected to the actuator and capable of actuating the actuator upon receipt of a wireless signal by the receiver; and an activator device comprising (i) a user-activatable sensor for detecting a stimulus when the stimulus enters a detection zone and (ii) a transmitter
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: AS IP Holdco, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Seggio, Walter Pitsch
  • Patent number: 8881755
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to a faucet valve cartridge 10 configured for use within a dual handle faucet 16, 18. The valve cartridge 10 includes first and second fluid flow control members 94 and 96 received within a valve housing 74 and configured to control fluid flow from an inlet 32, 36 to an outlet 29.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: Kurt Judson Thomas, Garry Robin Marty