Multiple Passage Filling Means For Diverse Materials Or Flows Patents (Class 141/285)
  • Patent number: 10946553
    Abstract: A system for use with a gunite rig to capture airborne gunite type materials, particularly those containing silica, during the preparation of the gunite. In one respect, as the bags of silica-containing material are placed in the mixing section of the gunite rig and ripped open, airborne gunite dust is captured by a hood and suction system positioned above the mixer. Further, the mitigation system includes a plenum box and suction system positioned adjacent the mouth of a gunite pot to capture gunite dust generated as the mixed gunite material falls from a hopper into the gunite pot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Refractory Construction Services Co. LLC
    Inventors: Christopher P. Lanclos, Hunter Whatley
  • Patent number: 10906234
    Abstract: A three-dimensional shaping apparatus includes an ejection portion, a base stage, a movement portion, and a controller. The ejection portion configured to eject a fused thermoplastic resin. The movement portion configured to change relative positions of the ejection portion and the base stage. The controller configured to control the movement portion and the ejection portion such that a wall is formed by ejecting a fused thermoplastic resin from the ejection portion while relatively moving the ejection portion with respect to the base stage to provide a space surrounded by the wall in a horizontal direction and open in an upward direction, and such that a filling portion is formed by injecting a fused thermoplastic resin into the space from above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hitoshi Murao, Yoshiyuki Beniya, Kiyoshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10690026
    Abstract: A replaceable fluid container for an engine or a vehicle, comprising: a fluid reservoir, at least one fluid port adapted to couple with a fluid circulation system; and an actuator, configured to be operated between a first condition and a second condition, wherein the actuator is configured, in the first condition, to enable the fluid container to be inserted into and/or held in a dock, in a seated but undocked condition, and inhibit docking of the fluid container to the dock; and wherein the actuator is further configured, when operated from the first condition to the second condition with the fluid container being in the seated but undocked condition, to enable the fluid container to dock in an engaged condition with the dock, associated docks and associated methods of supplying a fluid to a vehicle or an engine and of decoupling a fluid container from a fluid circulation system of a vehicle or an engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Castrol Limited
    Inventors: Steven Paul Goodier, Oliver Paul Taylor, Peter Stuart Brett, Mike Fairs, Piers Sebastian Harding, Christopher Dawson
  • Patent number: 10690025
    Abstract: A replaceable fluid container for an engine or a vehicle, comprising: a fluid reservoir, at least one fluid port adapted to couple with a fluid circulation system; and an actuator, configured to be operated between a first condition and a second condition, wherein the actuator is configured, in the first condition, to enable the fluid container to be inserted into and/or held in a dock, in a seated but undocked condition, and inhibit docking of the fluid container to the dock; and wherein the actuator is further configured, when operated from the first condition to the second condition with the fluid container being in the seated but undocked condition, to enable the fluid container to dock in an engaged condition with the dock, associated docks and associated methods of supplying a fluid to a vehicle or an engine and of decoupling a fluid container from a fluid circulation system of a vehicle or an engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Castrol Limited
    Inventors: Steven Paul Goodier, Oliver Paul Taylor, Peter Stuart Brett, Mike Fairs, Piers Sebastian Harding, Christopher Dawson
  • Patent number: 10518634
    Abstract: A fuel supply apparatus for supplying fuel to a fuel tank, includes: a flow path forming member configured to form a fuel flow path; and an injection port forming member, arranged in the fuel flow path, configured to form an injection port into which a fueling nozzle, configured to discharge the fuel, is inserted, wherein at least one of the flow path forming member and the injection port forming member includes an impact absorbing part to be contacted with the other and configured to absorb an impact to be produced by the fueling nozzle when the fueling nozzle comes into contact with the injection port forming member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kito, Sanae Noro
  • Patent number: 10377622
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a refillable device. The refillable device includes a liquid chamber in the refillable device, a connection end, a sealing component arranged in the connection end, and a rotating mechanism. The liquid chamber is configured for storing tobacco liquid. The connection end is configured for connecting with an open end of a liquid injecting container. The sealing component defines a liquid inlet. The rotating mechanism tightly abuts against the sealing component. The rotating mechanism is rotatable between a first position where the liquid inlet is opened, and a second position where the liquid inlet is sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN FIRST UNION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yonghai Li, Zhongli Xu, Changzheng Dai, Xingbing Zou
  • Patent number: 10280064
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a liquid injecting container for storing liquid and injecting the liquid into a refillable device. The liquid injecting container includes a hollow housing, a sealing component, and a rotating body. The housing has an open end configured for connecting the refillable device. The sealing component and the rotating body are arranged in the open end. The rotating body is rotatable relative to the sealing component, the sealing component defines at least one liquid outlet, the rotating body is capable of rotating driven by the refillable device between a first position where the rotating body seals the at least one liquid outlet, and a second position where the at least one liquid outlet is opened, such that the liquid in the liquid injecting container can flow into the refillable device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN FIRST UNION TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yonghai Li, Zhongli Xu, Changzheng Dai, Xingbing Zou
  • Patent number: 10280509
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure generally relate to apparatuses for processing substrates. In one embodiment, a substrate processing system is provided and includes a lid having an upper lid surface opposed to a lower lid surface, a plurality of gas inlet passages extending from the upper lid surface to the lower lid surface, a gas manifold disposed on the lid, at least one valve coupled with the gas manifold and configured to control a gas flow through one of the gas inlet passages, wherein the at least one valve is configured to provide an open and close cycle having a time period of less than about 1 second during a gas delivery cycle for enabling an atomic layer deposition process. The substrate processing system further contains a gas reservoir fluidly connected between the gas manifold and at least one precursor source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Gwo-Chuan Tzu, Salvador P. Umotoy
  • Patent number: 10100943
    Abstract: A valve for use in filling containers includes a valve flange, nozzle assembly and valve sleeve. The valve flange defines a first through passage. The nozzle assembly includes a liquid fill outlet and air vent outlet below the valve flange. The valve sleeve defines a second through passage and is movable between a lowered valve closed position and a raised valve open position. The valve sleeve including a first portion positioned for sliding movement within the first through passage and a second portion positioned below the valve flange and configured for sealingly closing both the liquid fill outlet and the air vent outlet when the valve sleeve is in the lowered valve closed position. The valve sleeve has a weight sufficient to cause the valve sleeve to move downward from the raised valve open position to the lowered valve closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PROMACH FILLING SYSTEMS, LLC
    Inventor: Michael R. Collins
  • Patent number: 10052259
    Abstract: A system includes a needle hub having a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end of the needle hub has a connection portion configured to receive a first container. The system further includes a cannula received by the needle hub with the cannula having a proximal end and a distal end and a cannula seal having a resilient sleeve enclosing at least a portion of the cannula. The system also includes a vial adapter configured to be attached to a second container with the vial adapter having a vial seal that is configured to engage the cannula seal. The cannula seal has a first position where the cannula seal encloses the distal end of the cannula and a second position where the cannula seal is retracted to expose the distal end of the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company LTD.
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Erik Witt, Paul Paia Marici, Brandon W. Craft
  • Patent number: 9976027
    Abstract: A curable resin composition of the present invention contains 1 to 100 parts by mass of a polymer fine particle (B) relative to 100 parts by mass of an epoxy resin (A), wherein the polymer fine particle has a core-shell structure, the core layer of the polymer fine particle is diene rubber, the content of the epoxy group of the polymer fine particle (B) is 0.01 to 0.2 mmol/g. A curable resin composition (I) of the first embodiment contains 0.5 to 30 parts by mass of fumed silica as an inorganic filler (C). In addition, a curable resin composition (II) of the second embodiment contains bisphenol A epoxy resin and rubber-modified epoxy resin and/or urethane-modified epoxy resin as the epoxy resin (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshihiko Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9861946
    Abstract: The invention relates to distributing reactants more evenly across the interior space of a reactor vessel utilizing a distributor at the inlet end that initially directs the flow of reactants through a flange plate and a series of ring plates. The ring plates are physical spaced such that vapor along the wall of the inlet is mildly obstructed by the flange plate and the ring plates cause the vapor to alter course temper down any diverse velocities that may create hot spots within the catalyst bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Phillips 66 Company
    Inventor: Brad P. Palmer
  • Patent number: 9850119
    Abstract: An automatic truck tank fill system includes a conduit in fluid communication with a fluid supply source. An electrically controlled valve is in fluid communication with the conduit. A fill spout is in fluid communication with the conduit, the fill spout including an outer chamber. A controller is in electrical communication with the valve. A first signal opens the valve from a closed position permitting fluid flow through the conduit, and a second signal causes the valve to close, preventing fluid to flow through the conduit. A tubing is in fluid communication with the fill spout. A pressure transducer is in fluid communication with the tubing, and the controller is in electrical communication with the pressure transducer. When a pressure in the tube reaches or exceeds an activation pressure (P1), the controller sends a signal to close the valve in the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Blend-Rite Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Milton Westrich
  • Patent number: 9797529
    Abstract: An arrangement for a hose system (11) having an inner main hose (12) and an outer cover hose (13) delimiting a ring shaped air filled volume (14) to make the hose buoyant in water. At least at one end there is a connector (15) attached to the main hose as well as the cover hose, and which at its free end is attached to, or integrated with, a connector part (16) for connection of the hose system (11) to an external system. The connector (15) includes an inner sleeve (22), to which the end of the main hose (12) is attached to, as the inner sleeve (22) by its free end (26) is equipped with an element, in particular threads, for connection to a pipe system, an outer sleeve (16) to which the end of the cover hose is attached, a connector element (30) for connecting the inner sleeve (22) detachably to the outer sleeve (16), and a connection between the two hose parts (12, 14) having a one way valve which allows draining of the outer hose (14) to the main hose (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: SAFEHOSE HOLDING AS
    Inventor: Inge Knotten
  • Patent number: 9751748
    Abstract: Zero waste dosing method for filling containers of liquids which provides to use, at a delivery station of the liquid product, at least a volumetric pump with a rotor and stator, associated with a tank of the liquid to be introduced into said containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: I.M.A Industria Macchine Automatiche S.P.A.
    Inventors: Claudio Trebbi, Ivan Ragazzini
  • Patent number: 9744849
    Abstract: A fuel nozzle receiving assembly may include a base having a nozzle channel formed therethrough, an outer wall connected to the base, wherein an internal chamber is defined between the base and the outer wall, and a seal member secured to the base and extending around at least a portion of the nozzle channel. The seal member is configured to sealingly engage a fuel nozzle that passes into and through the nozzle channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Alex M. Kerstein
  • Patent number: 9586189
    Abstract: A catalyst loading device configured to rotationally spread a catalyst in a reactor includes: a rotor disposed in the reactor and configured to be rotated; a feeder configured to feed the catalyst to the rotor; and an air delivery unit configured to generate an air flow along the catalyst fed to the rotor. The rotor is disposed to a lower end of a cylinder that is concentric with a rotary shaft of the rotor. The cylinder includes: a delivery air feed pipe configured to generate the air flow of delivery air; and a throttle mechanism configured to regulate the delivery air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: SOFT AND INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Katsuhiko Kawakami, Masanao Kato, Yasuo Uchida
  • Patent number: 9587310
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention generally relate to apparatuses for processing substrates. In one embodiment, a substrate processing system is provided and includes a lid having an upper lid surface opposed to a lower lid surface, a plurality of gas inlet passages extending from the upper lid surface to the lower lid surface, a gas manifold disposed on the lid, at least one valve coupled with the gas manifold and configured to control a gas flow through one of the gas inlet passages, wherein the at least one valve is configured to provide an open and close cycle having a time period of less than about 1 second during a gas delivery cycle for enabling an atomic layer deposition process. The substrate processing system further contains a gas reservoir fluidly connected between the gas manifold and at least one precursor source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Gwo-Chuan Tzu, Salvador P. Umotoy
  • Patent number: 9414990
    Abstract: A system includes a needle hub having a proximal end and a distal end. The proximal end of the needle hub has a connection portion configured to receive a first container. The system further includes a cannula received by the needle hub with the cannula having a proximal end and a distal end and a cannula seal having a resilient sleeve enclosing at least a portion of the cannula. The system also includes a vial adapter configured to be attached to a second container with the vial adapter having a vial seal that is configured to engage the cannula seal. The cannula seal has a first position where the cannula seal encloses the distal end of the cannula and a second position where the cannula seal is retracted to expose the distal end of the cannula.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Becton Dickinson and Company LTD.
    Inventors: Milan Ivosevic, Erik Witt, Paul Paia Marici, Brandon W. Craft
  • Patent number: 8950447
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging and dispensing device for a liquid or semi-liquid product, including: a movable spray head including at least one container supplying an outlet member; and at least one stationary base including a second container which can be connected to the above-mentioned first container via coupling element so that the product can be transferred from the second container in the base to the first container in the movable spray head in order for at least the product in the movable spray head to be refilled. The invention is characterized in that a miniature electric pump, known as a transfer pump, powered by an electrical power supply element and controlled by a control element, is disposed between the first and second containers to allow the product to be conveyed through the coupling element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignees: Maitrise et Innovation, ABN Concept
    Inventors: Daniel De Rosa, Bruno Lablaine
  • Patent number: 8925593
    Abstract: Device for recharging a bottle with liquid, includes: a refill containing the liquid, and a decanting system, adapted selectively to pass the liquid from the refill to the bottle, the decanting system including: a first part fixed to the refill and having a first liquid passage and a first air passage in communication with the refill; a second part connected to the first part, and intended to be fixed to the bottle, the second part including a second liquid passage and a second air passage intended to communicate with the bottle, the first and the second parts structured to move together in translation and free to rotate between an open configuration, in which the first and second liquid and air passages are aligned, providing passage of liquid and air between the refill and the bottle, and a closed configuration, in which they are not aligned, preventing liquid and air passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Techniplast
    Inventor: Jean-Philippe Lamboux
  • Patent number: 8826948
    Abstract: A filling machine with at least one volumetric metering system which comprises a cylinder provided with a piston driven by electric or pneumatic actuation device connected to a parametrisable control unit of the machine, and provided within the lower portion with a first suction opening connected by a first suction duct to a first storage tank, with a second inlet opening connected by a second suction duct to a second tank, and with a discharge opening connected by a discharge duct to a filling nozzle. Valve systems formed of clack valves are mounted in the suction ducts and on the filling nozzle, each valve system being driven individually for opening and for closing by individual electric and/or pneumatic actuation device connected to the control unit of the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Sidel Participations
    Inventors: Philippe Macquet, Thierry Loaec
  • Patent number: 8770237
    Abstract: A method of operating a vapor recovery system that recovers vapors expelled from a vehicle during refueling at a fuel dispensing point and returns the vapors to an underground storage tank through a vapor flow path that is in fluid communication with an air to liquid regulator valve and a vapor pump. The method includes dispensing fuel into the vehicle through the fuel dispensing point, regulating an amount of vapor that is recovered through the fuel dispensing point with the air to liquid regulator valve in proportion to the fuel dispensed into the vehicle, detecting a parameter of the vapor recovery system, and maintaining a substantially constant pressure level in a first portion of the vapor return path that is disposed between the vapor pump and the air to liquid regulator valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Veeder-Root Company
    Inventors: David Bolt, Dale Spence, Dale Ewing, David Jonathan Hassell, John Layne, Lindsay Bruce Dalziel
  • Patent number: 8729197
    Abstract: Room temperature curing epoxy adhesives that show good adhesion to plastic substrates are described. The adhesives contain an epoxy resin component comprising a first epoxy resin and a second epoxy resin; a first amine curing agent having an equivalent weight of at least 50 grams per mole of amine equivalents; a second amine curing agent having an equivalent weight of no greater than 45 grams per mole of amine equivalents; an acetoacetoxy-functionalized compound; a metal salt catalyst; and a multifunctional acrylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Michael A. Kropp
  • Patent number: 8720495
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an integrated supplying apparatus for gas and sizing. It comprises a sizing barrel, a gas supply unit and a switching unit. The sizing barrel and the gas supply unit are both connected with the switching unit. When the switching unit is fixed in a first state by a safety cover, the gas supply unit can only output high pressure gas through the switching unit. When the switching unit is converted into a second state by releasing the safety cover, the gas supply unit in turn outputs some high pressure air into the sizing barrel through the switching unit, so that the sizing inside the sizing barrel is output under the action of the gas pressure and the gas inside the sizing barrel is then output when completing the output of the sizing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Active Tools International (HK) Ltd.
    Inventor: David Hong
  • Publication number: 20140060699
    Abstract: A venting system for a filler pipe coupled to a diesel exhaust fluid tank in a vehicle is provided. In one example approach the venting system comprises a plurality of cut-outs in an interior surface of the filler pipe along the interior diameter of the filler pipe in a top surface of the filler pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Scott J. Szymusiak, Scott Donald Cooper, Donald M. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 8567454
    Abstract: An apparatus for sterile filling of beverage containers has a first module and a second module. The first module rinses and sterilizes empty containers and delivers the sterilized containers to the second module. The second module fills and caps the containers with beverage product at ambient temperature in an active sterilization zone utilizing an e-beam sterilization unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Stokely-Van Camp, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Mastio, Rei-Young Amos Wu, Michael F. McGowan, Subodh K. Raniwala, Gregory Schimmel, James D. Schuman, Steven Havlik
  • Patent number: 8539991
    Abstract: A vacuum-assist fuel dispensing nozzle has a body defining a fuel supply passage and a vapor return passage each having a control valve operated simultaneously by a hand actuated lever pivotally connected to an axially movable tubular member retained by a diaphragm actuated clutch. A fuel dispensing spout extends from the body and a fuel responsive poppet valve, and the spout encloses an air bleed passage which actuates the clutch. The housing supports a vapor flow responsive valve within the vapor passage and includes a ferrous valve member or disc movable within retainers between a closed position contacting an annular seat to block the flow of vapor and an open position permitting a free flow of vapor through the vapor passage. A circular magnet is supported by the retainers and magnetically attracts the valve disc to the closed position in response to no flow of vapor through the vapor passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Veeder-Root LLC
    Inventors: Cameron D. Carmack, David L. Imler
  • Patent number: 8528604
    Abstract: A liquid container includes a liquid chamber, and a liquid supply chamber at least partially defined by at least one wall having a first opening, a second opening, and a third opening formed therethrough. A method of filling such a liquid container includes the steps of closing the third opening, positioning the liquid container in a predetermined orientation, and introducing liquid into the liquid supply chamber via the second opening. The method also includes the step of introducing liquid into the liquid chamber after the step of introducing liquid into the liquid supply chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shingo Hattori
  • Patent number: 8496031
    Abstract: A filling valve is provided for filling containers such as beverage cans. The valve includes a tipless nozzle having ports oriented for directing flow. The nozzle includes a valve seat having a planar sealing surface. A spring actuated vent seal is provided for closing the vent tube. The valve stem may have protrusions for centering the stem in the valve body. The filling valve may have a bell forming a cavity between the bell and the valve body, and an aperture for directing cleaning fluid from within the bell to the cavity. The valve body may have a duct for directing cleaning fluid from the cavity to an outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Bevcorp, LLC
    Inventor: Richard D. Jenne
  • Patent number: 8491720
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein generally relate to an HVPE chamber. The chamber may have two separate precursor sources coupled thereto to permit two separate layers to be deposited. For example, a gallium source and a separate aluminum source may be coupled to the processing chamber to permit gallium nitride and aluminum nitride to be separately deposited onto a substrate in the same processing chamber. The nitrogen may be introduced to the processing chamber at a separate location from the gallium and the aluminum and at a lower temperature. The different temperatures causes the gases to mix together, react and deposit on the substrate with little or no deposition on the chamber walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Ishikawa, David H. Quach, Anzhong Chang, Olga Kryliouk, Yuriy Melnik, Harsukhdeep S. Ratia, Son T. Nguyen, Lily Pang
  • Patent number: 8479779
    Abstract: A filling method for filling a reservoir (10) of variable working volume with a fluid, the method being characterized in that the reservoir (10) is firstly emptied of any content, such that its working volume is substantially zero, and the fluid is then injected into the reservoir, thereby increasing the working volume of the reservoir (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Aptar France SAS
    Inventor: Alain Behar
  • Publication number: 20130167975
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tire pressure control system for a motor vehicle, comprising a rotary feedthrough (7) having a stator and a rotor for transferring compressed air, fed from a compressed air source on the vehicle side to the rotor (R) designed for supporting a wheel. The rotary feedthrough (7) comprises an annular chamber (25) present between the rotor (R) and the stator (S) that can be sealed off by activatable seals (15, 16). A stator side and a rotor side air channel (8, 17) open into said chamber. The seals (15, 16) that can be activated for the purpose of compressed air transfer are disposed spaced apart in an axial arrangement having the same or approximately the same spacing from the rotary axis of the rotor (R). According to the invention, either the seals (15, 16) are designed for operating facing each other and an annular grove (18) present between the seals (15, 16) and open to the rotor (R) in the radial direction engages in rotor flange (19).
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: PTG Reifendruckregelsyteme GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Tigges
  • Publication number: 20130037169
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing apparatus for filling at least one bottle with liquid is presented. The apparatus has an unfiltered water source, a filtration assembly, a dispensing assembly, and a bottle retention assembly. The dispensing assembly is configured to dispense filtered water into the interior volume of the at least one bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Inventors: GARY VOLINO, Craig Cochran, Maureen Carroll, Jeff Juskowich, Frank Barry
  • Patent number: 8360115
    Abstract: A fuel transfer system for use with a motor vehicle of the type having a fuel tank and a fuel sending unit in the fuel tank for pumping fuel thorough a fuel line to the vehicles engine when the engine is idling where the fuel transfer system allows fuel in the fuel tank to also be delivered to an auxiliary fuel vessel such as another fuel tank, a fuel container, or an engine powered machine is provided. A fuel fitting for connecting the fuel line between a vehicle's fuel tank and engine to a fuel transfer system that can deliver fuel to an auxiliary fuel vessel is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Fuel Tool LLC
    Inventors: Matthew Trattner, Michael Goetze, Michael McAvey, Pascal J. Ricatto, Chris Smith
  • Patent number: 8356645
    Abstract: A transfer guard may provide a fluid path from a vial to a reservoir containing a plunger head connected to a plunger arm operatively engagable with a handle that at least partially covers a casing configured to allow the handle to operatively engage the plunger arm to move the plunger head to transfer fluidic media from the vial to the reservoir. A support structure may have a chamber, a first adapter for mating with a vial containing fluidic media, and a second adapter for mating with a reservoir containing a plunger head moveable within the reservoir. A first needle may provide a fluid path from the vial to the reservoir and a second needle may connect the vial and the chamber containing an air flow control mechanism for allowing air to flow in one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin A. Chong, Julian D. Kavazov, Rafael Bikovsky, Arsen Ibranyan, Eric M. Lorenzen, Chad Srisathapat
  • Patent number: 8356577
    Abstract: A combination of a teat cup and a flexible milk tube is shown. The flexible milk tube has a main duct and a plurality of secondary ducts for discharging milk from the teat cup and for applying vacuum in the teat cup. The main duct is confined by a duct wall extending around the main duct. The secondary ducts are included in the duct wall of the main duct. By including the plurality of secondary ducts in the duct wall of the main duct the flexible milk tube as a whole has a smaller cross-section than that of the known milk tube. The plurality of secondary ducts no longer need separate duct walls forming separate tubes either connected or not with the flexible milk tube comprising the main duct. This results in space saving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: Maasland N.V.
    Inventor: Karel Van Den Berg
  • Publication number: 20120305134
    Abstract: The current application is directed to a single-spout, dual-channel recyclable-fuel fueling nozzle that extracts spent fuel from a vehicle and introduces fresh fuel into the vehicle via a single filler neck. Liquids move in two different directions within two separate channels of the dual-channel recyclable-fuel fueling nozzle to and from two different reservoirs within the vehicle, including a fresh-fuel reservoir and a spent-fuel reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: David O'Connor
  • Publication number: 20120298258
    Abstract: A beverage preparation machine (1) has a fluid circuit (3-10c) that comprises a liquid flavouring arrangement (9a, 3, 4, 5) for circulating a liquid, such as water, through a flavouring ingredient (2, 2?) to flavour this liquid and for dispensing this flavoured liquid to a user-receptacle (100). The fluid circuit further comprises a dilution arrangement (9b, 9?, 9?) for mixing the liquid unflavoured with the flavoured liquid upon flavouring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: NESTEC S.A.
    Inventors: Blaise Rithener, Christian Jarisch, Antoine Cahen, Alain Jaccard
  • Patent number: 8316899
    Abstract: A fuel venting system for use with a fuel system of a vehicle. The system includes a fill pocket housing including an upper back wall having vent openings allowing fluid flow therethrough. A vent shield extends proximate to the vent openings on a back side of the upper back wall and extends outward away from the upper back wall as the back wall extends downward, with the vent shield also having side walls extending from the back wall to define a bottom opening. A diverter has side walls mounted to the upper back wall and a back wall extending between the side walls to surround the vent shield to form a gap between the diverter walls and the vent shield to receive a filter therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Karen E. Lay, William F. Lietzau, III
  • Publication number: 20120291909
    Abstract: A liquid transfer connector comprises an enclosure holding a transfer needle and an exhaust needle. A container of donor liquid may be attached to an inlet end of the transfer needle and a container holding a recipient liquid may be attached to an outlet end of the transfer needle and an inlet end of an exhaust needle. The exhaust needle has an outlet end within the connector which releases displaced fluid into an absorbent mass which sequesters the fluid to prevent leakage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: Onpharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew J. Stepovich, Randy Kesten, Jeff Zalewski
  • Patent number: 8307863
    Abstract: Recovery of dehydrogenation product must be done separately from supply of hydrogen fuel. However, there is a problem that it takes much time when dehydrogenation product recovery and fuel filling are done separately. A fuel filling/waste solution recovery apparatus includes measuring means to measure a volume of supplied fuel and a volume of recovered waste solution by measuring flow rates of solutions passing through a fuel filling nozzle and a recovery nozzle or piping, and a display which shows the volume of supplied fuel and the volume of recovered waste solution which are measured by the measuring means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masafumi Noujima, Takeyuki Itabashi, Takao Ishikawa, Hiroshi Kanemoto, Shinji Yamada
  • Patent number: 8256471
    Abstract: This storage facility (I) comprises at least one light fuel tank (C1, C2, C3) and at least one heavy fuel tank (C4), each one of the tanks being equipped with a vent pipe (12, 22, 32, 42). All of the vent pipes open into the same collector (14) intended to communicate these pipes with one another and to be connected to a tank (10) of a delivery vehicle. Furthermore, whether respectively associated with a light fuel tank or a heavy fuel tank, the vent pipes are provided with means (13, 23, 33, 43) for condensing the vent gases flowing through these pipes, the condensates from these condensation means being discharged into the or at least one of the light fuel tanks. It is thus possible to minimize the discharge of light fuel vapors from the facility, whether into the atmosphere or into the tank of the delivery vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2012
    Assignees: IFP
    Inventor: Serge Albert Pierre Selles
  • Patent number: 8220508
    Abstract: A fuel filling device that includes, but is not limited to a filling head and a filling pipe disposed between fuel tank and filling head, has a further guiding tube having a front end viewed in the direction of insertion and a rear end viewed in the direction of insertion, which is disposed inside the filling pipe, and the front end is disposed directly below the filling head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Dieter Rongstock
  • Publication number: 20120168028
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fuel dispensing gun which can supply oil vapor generated inside a vehicle fuel tank back to inside the fuel tank by recovering the oil vapor through an oil vapor recovery device in a fuel dispensing nozzle. The fuel dispensing gun includes a main body connected to a lubricator and the fuel dispensing nozzle, a collection cover which is opened at a front end of the nozzle and is closed at a rear end of the nozzle is installed around the nozzle, a Venturi tube includes an inlet portion, an outlet portion, and a neck portion smaller than the inlet and outlet portions to form a vacuum portion in the fuel dispensing nozzle by changing the pressure of the fuel along the fuel dispensing nozzle, and the vacuum portion and the inside of the collection cover are connected with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: July 5, 2012
    Applicant: KUMO INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jang-woo Eum
  • Patent number: 8201595
    Abstract: A spout assembly transfers fluid from a container, and comprises a basic conduit construction, and a sleeve construction. The conduit construction comprises a laterally opposed extended conduit wings. The sleeve construction has a slotted end and a winged end. The slotted end comprises laterally opposed, bifurcated slots for receiving the conduit wings. Each bifurcated slot has an abbreviated and elongated slot length. The sleeve construction receives the conduit construction such that the sleeve construction is axially and rotatably displaceable relative to the conduit construction intermediate a closed position enabled via the conduit wings and abbreviated slot lengths and an open position enabled via the conduit wing and elongated slot lengths. The winged end comprises a plurality of circumferentially-spaced, extended wings, the longitudinal termini of which provide spout assembly stop structure at a fuel inlet aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: John Trippi, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8181678
    Abstract: The fueling device has a fueling pipe adapted to supply fuel pumped from the inlet opening the fuel tank. A grating member is situated inside the fueling pipe. The grating member includes an annular body positioned substantially concentrically with the fuel passage; and a support body adapted to support the annular body on the inside wall of the flow passage. Gaps present between the inside wall of the passage-defining member and the annular body and the support body constitute part of the fuel passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koshi Ando, Koji Sugiura
  • Patent number: 8151836
    Abstract: A closure for the neck of a container such as a water bottle includes a cap 32 for engagement with the neck, and a valve plug 44. The cap has an inner guide sleeve 38 which sealingly receives the valve plug 44, which is provided with latches 50. When the bottle is placed on a liquid dispensing station such as a water cooler a probe 5 sealably enters the sleeve 38 and an actuator head 70 engages the latches 50 to carry the plug out of the sleeve 38. The probe requires minimum insertion force. One or more water flow ports 72 are provided in the probe 5 to conduct water out of the bottle, while air may enter the bottle via a vent port 73 and vent apertures in the valve plug 44. This allows simultaneous exchange of air and water without risk of air entrainment whilst providing a short penetration distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: EBAC Limited
    Inventors: Philip Andrew Walton, Andrew Smith
  • Patent number: 8127806
    Abstract: A ventilation device for fluid-storing reservoirs includes a connecting part (1) attachable to the opening of the reservoir to form an air- and/or fluid-conducting connection between the inside of the reservoir and the surroundings. This connection is effectively sealed by a labyrinth-like seal of a system of seal passages (53, 59, 69, 73) from the penetration of media such as water and/or cleaning chemicals but is not sealed off from an exchange of air for ventilation. A filter element (61) is placed inside the connection. A portion of the seal passages (59, 69, 73) is formed on a ventilation chamber (41) releasably attachable to the connecting part (1) and having a seat (79) for the filter element provided as a filter leaf (61). The filter leaf (61) forms a partition between two successive seal passages (59 and 69) adjacently extending approximately parallel to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2012
    Assignee: Hydac Filtertechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Silke K├╝hnrich
  • Patent number: 8101133
    Abstract: A radial flow reactor is disclosed for use in gas purification, separation or reaction processes and most suitably used in prepurification processes. The reactor has two concentric internal baskets which are rigidly supported at both the top and bottom ends of the reactor. The reactor has a removable section in the inner basket to accommodate rotating arms to dense load one or more layers of active materials between the concentric baskets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Praxair Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark William Ackley, Cem E. Celik, Jeffert John Nowobilski, James Stanley Schneider