Filling With Exhausting The Receiver Patents (Class 141/59)
  • Patent number: 10442289
    Abstract: An opening/closing apparatus for a fuel tank of a vehicle includes: a fuel passage forming portion forming a fuel passage guiding a liquid fuel to the fuel tank; an insertion-side opening/closing valve mechanism opening and closing a filler port of the fuel passage; a liquid discharge path allowing an internal region of the fuel passage forming portion to communicate with the outside through a liquid discharge port formed in a portion of the fuel passage forming portion, the portion closer to the fuel tank than the insertion-side opening/closing valve mechanism; an opening/closing valve mechanism opening and closing the liquid discharge port by a valve body; and a valve body regulating mechanism regulating the valve body to close the liquid discharge port when the insertion-side opening/closing valve mechanism opens the filler port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hagano
  • Patent number: 10399436
    Abstract: An opening/closing apparatus for a fuel tank of a vehicle includes: a fuel passage forming portion; an insertion-side opening/closing valve mechanism; a fuel tank-side opening/closing valve mechanism; a liquid discharge path; and an opening/closing valve mechanism that opens and closes the liquid discharge port by a valve body disposed in the fuel passage forming portion, and that includes a moving body movable from a first position where a closing force exerts on the valve body to close the liquid discharge port to a second position where the closing force decreases, the moving body positioned at the first position in a state where the vehicle is stopped, and moving from the first position to the second position when receiving an inertial force due to traveling of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Hagano
  • Patent number: 10361109
    Abstract: A storage facility includes a storage rack including a plurality of storage sections and a gas supply portion that supplies an inactive gas to containers stored in the storage sections. Struts are installed at left and right ends of the storage rack and between adjacent ones of the storage sections, and placement portions are fixed to mutually adjacent ones of the struts. Each vertical pipe included in the gas supply portion is fixed to one of the struts to which the placement portion to which the inactive gas is supplied by the vertical pipe is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Daifuku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuya Omori, Shinsuke Kawamura
  • Patent number: 10328767
    Abstract: A device for filling air conditioning systems with a refrigerant during final vehicle assembly, wherein the air conditioning system comprises a connection valve on its low and high pressure sides, via which the air conditioning system can be pressure tested, evacuated, and filled, which facilitates maintenance operations in the life cycle of the system, wherein said connection valves have different geometrical contours between the high and low pressure side and to ensure that only the respective approved refrigerant is filled into the air conditioning system, and wherein the filling is performed using a filling system brought via adapters into an operative connection with the connection valves on the low and high pressure sides. The device is designed to allow filling with two different refrigerants using just two adapters and still ensures that a proper refrigerant is filled into the respective air conditioning system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: DÜRR SOMAC GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten Wöhner, Frank Wieland, Daniel Wappler
  • Patent number: 10177019
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for purging contaminants from a vessel such as a FOUP with vacuum-assistance. After the vessel is purged of environmental contaminants with a purging medium, the vessel is pressurized with a pressurizing medium such as nitrogen (N2) gas to yield a desired atmosphere. After the vessel has been pressurized via either negative or positive pressure, the vessel is transported to a storage location that is a non-purge storage and that is physically separate from the charging station, such as a stocker. The vessel can be left in non-purge storage for an amount of time and then the cycle can be repeated if the vessel has not been utilized in another processing step such as another processing step for manufacturing semiconductor wafers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: YongHwan Keam, Marc McClendon, Jaison Roy, Qasim Jawad, Matt Gonzales, DongYoung Ko, Sean Chang
  • Patent number: 10113780
    Abstract: Refrigerant charging systems and methods of use are described herein. A refrigerant charging system may include a conduit, a valve releasably connectable to the outlet portion and coupled to a first end of the conduit; and a disconnect coupler fitting connected to a second end of the conduit. The disconnect coupler fitting may include a control structure positioned in a hollow body that, during use, allows refrigerant flow to the refrigerant circuit. The control structure may include one or more openings that allow controlled leakage of fluid from the refrigerant charging assembly when the refrigerant charging assembly is disconnected from at least the refrigerant service unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: THE ARMOR ALL/STP PRODUCTS COMPANY
    Inventor: Vincent Carrubba
  • Patent number: 10048236
    Abstract: A system for sampling a sample material includes a probe which can have an outer probe housing with an open end. A liquid supply conduit within the housing has an outlet positioned to deliver liquid to the open end of the housing. The liquid supply conduit can be connectable to a liquid supply for delivering liquid at a first volumetric flow rate to the open end of the housing. A liquid exhaust conduit within the housing is provided for removing liquid from the open end of the housing. A liquid exhaust system can be provided for removing liquid from the liquid exhaust conduit at a second volumetric flow rate. A droplet dispenser can dispense drops of a sample or a sample-containing solvent into the open end of the housing. A sensor and a processor can be provided to monitor and maintain a liquid dome present at the open end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventor: Gary J. Van Berkel
  • Patent number: 10004856
    Abstract: A laparoscopic filter system having a main unit having an inflow port, an outflow port, a pressure sensing port, a user interface having a power switch, a controller, a pump, and an interface for receiving a detachable filter cartridge, and a detachable filter cartridge configured and arranged to reversibly attach to the interface, the detachable filter cartridge having an inflow pass-through line, an outflow pass-through line, a pressure sensing pass-through line, and a filter media arranged in series with the inflow pass-through line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Buffalo Filter LLC
    Inventors: Christopher A. Palmerton, Samantha Bonano, Anthony Lizauckas, III, Kyrylo Shvetsov, Daniel R. Palmerton, Gregory J. Pepe, Joseph Lynch
  • Patent number: 9908401
    Abstract: Provided is a flap valve device and a gas liquid separation device provided with a flap valve. The flap valve device includes a main body having an opening, a flap for selectively closing the opening and a torsion coil spring provided between the main body and the flap for biasing the flap in an opening direction. The flap valve device further comprises a main body side bearing; a flap side bearing; a connecting member including a hinge shaft passed through the main body side bearing, the flap side bearing and the torsion coil spring, and an extension extending from an end of the hinge shaft along an outer part of the flap; and a spring engagement portion provided on the main body for engaging an end of the torsion coil spring; another end of the torsion coil spring being engaged by the extension, which is engaged on the flap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: NIFCO INC.
    Inventor: Ryota Abe
  • Patent number: 9902259
    Abstract: There is provided a fueling device comprising a filler neck that forms a fuel path region on a filler port side in a fuel path from a filler port for a fuel to a fuel tank; and a mounting member that is mounted to the filler port side of the filler neck to receive a fuel gun. The filler neck includes an enlarged-diameter circumferential wall portion that is provided in upstream of a position where a leading end of the fuel gun inserted from the mounting member at the filler port is placed, and is enlarged outward in a radial direction relative to an opening-side path circumferential wall which is a fuel path circumferential wall on the filler port side, in order to expand a volume of the fuel path. This configuration causes the fuel to flow into a space formed by this enlarged-diameter circumferential wall portion and thereby reduces or suppresses the occurrence of the fuel overflow from the opening of the filler neck after a stop of fueling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kito, Yoshinari Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 9901027
    Abstract: An anhydrous ammonia vapor charge unit for an applicator tank maintains a pressure charge on an applicator tank. A secondary anhydrous ammonia tank is disposed adjacent to the applicator tank. Ammonia vapor from the secondary tank is passed through a vapor compressor and then is injected into the applicator tank to provide a greater pressure charge within the applicator tank. In a second embodiment, a small portion of a liquid flow stream of ammonia being removed from the applicator tank is separated from the flow stream, passed through a heat vaporizer for expanding from a liquid to a gas, passed through a vapor pressure, and then is injected into the applicator tank for maintaining the pressure charge on the applicator tank. Preferably the heat vaporizer used hydraulic fluid from a tractor to heat the anhydrous ammonia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: CONTINENTAL NH3 PRODUCTS CO., INC.
    Inventors: David P Ward, Judd K Stretcher
  • Patent number: 9878353
    Abstract: A stocker includes cells including a purge function and cells not including the purge function. A cell not including the purge function is easily changed to a cell that includes the purge function. The stocker includes a frame to which multiple cell supports not including a cleaning gas supplying nozzle are configured to be attached along the vertical direction or the horizontal direction, and the base of a stocker unit is attached to the frame. The stocker unit includes a pipe configured to supply cleaning gas that is provided along the base, and multiple cell supports including the purge function that are attached to the base and are aligned along the vertical direction or the horizontal direction. Each cell support preferably is configured to support a container and includes a nozzle configured to supply cleaning gas from the pipe to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MACHINERY, LTD
    Inventors: Masanao Murata, Takashi Yamaji
  • Patent number: 9862586
    Abstract: A filling element for filling a container includes a liquid channel configured in a filling element housing, a connector or inlet for feeding the liquid into the channel, a discharge opening for discharging the liquid into the container, and a liquid valve that controls liquid discharge into the container. The liquid valve is arranged in the channel and includes a valve seat and valve body movable to open and close the valve to engage the seat, and an insert configured as a swirl body or gas barrier. The insert is arranged, relative to a flow direction, upstream of the seat and is fixed in position in the channel so that it remains stationary relative to the valve body during opening and closing of the liquid valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventor: Dieter-Rudolf Krulitsch
  • Patent number: 9821656
    Abstract: A blower drive system for a vehicle such as a vacuum truck includes a blower including a blower input shaft and a blower housing; a transfer case operably connected to transfer drive from the vehicle engine driveline to the blower input shaft; a frame bracket assembly including one or more connections to the vehicle chassis frame and one or more connections to the blower housing. The frame bracket assembly mounts the blower housing in a specified fixed angle with respect to ground and mounts the bottom of the blower housing in a specified fixed height above the vehicle chassis frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: TRINITY GROUP LTD.
    Inventor: Jason Douglas Hinde
  • Patent number: 9595461
    Abstract: A storage facility includes a controller for monitoring a supply state of the inactive gas for the plurality of storage sections and for controlling the plurality of supply amount adjusting devices. The controller is configured to monitor the supply state of the inactive gas for the plurality of storage sections by dividing the plurality of storage sections into a plurality of monitoring areas, and to control a plurality of supply amount adjusting devices such that the supply state of the inactive gas supplied to the storage sections belonging to each of the plurality of monitoring areas satisfies a set restricting condition defined in advance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Daifuku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Takahara, Toshihito Ueda
  • Patent number: 9505599
    Abstract: An evacuated bottle system including a bottle defining a hollow interior, the bottle having a neck with a rim defining an opening; a cap assembly supported on the bottle, the cap assembly including a funnel having a first portion and a second portion, the first portion being insertable within the interior of the bottle and the second portion engaging a portion of the bottle to support the funnel above the rim, the funnel defining a bore that fluidly communicates with the hollow interior of the bottle; a self-sealing membrane that covers the bore formed by the funnel to selectively seal the hollow interior of the bottle; a cap attachable to the bottle, the cap including a cover portion that extends at least partially over the self-sealing membrane to restrain movement thereof, the cover portion being axially spaced from the self-sealing membrane to define a gap that permits axial movement of the self-sealing membrane to selectively open the bottle to fluid communication outside of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: CORNERSTONE CM, INC.
    Inventors: Michael G. Marantis, Joshua W. Hubbard, Jonathan P. Richards, Richard A. Ponton
  • Patent number: 9454054
    Abstract: A system for filling a variable reflectance vehicular electro-optic element assembly (such as for a rearview mirror assembly) includes a front substrate, a rear substrate and a perimeter seal disposed between the front and rear substrates. The perimeter seal spaces the front and rear substrates apart and forms an interpane cavity therebetween. The perimeter seal has a gap between terminal ends of the perimeter seal to provide a fill port for the mirror reflective element assembly when the front and rear substrates are mated together. The fill port allows an electro-optic medium to flow therethrough during the filling process. During the filling process, the front and rear substrates are fixtured in a chamber with the fill port disposed at an upper portion of the front and rear substrates, with the filling process being one of (i) a gravity feed filling process and (ii) a pressurized filling process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Hamid Habibi, Michael L. Gallas
  • Patent number: 9434248
    Abstract: A fuel tank opening and closing device is equipped with a tank opening forming member equipped with an injection port forming member having an insertion path and a tank side path arranged outside and inside an injection port, an injection port opening and closing mechanism for opening and closing the injection port, an insertion path forming member, and a drainage mechanism having a drainage path that connects the insertion path and the outside, and exhausts to the outside fuel that has accumulated inside the insertion path, and barrier members arranged on the drainage path. The barrier members are arranged with a labyrinth as the drainage path so that the insertion path cannot be seen from outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hagano, Kentaro Enomoto, Go Oue
  • Patent number: 9428044
    Abstract: In at least some implementations, a fuel tank includes a tank body defining a chamber adapted to receive liquid fuel therein, a reinforcement for the tank body to permit the pressure within the chamber to exceed the vapor pressure of a fuel to be received within the chamber, and an inlet to the tank body through which fuel is added to the chamber. The inlet is configured to mate with a refueling nozzle through which fuel is added to the chamber to permit refueling the tank and maintaining the pressure in the chamber above atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: TI Automotive Technology Center GmbH
    Inventors: Albert J. Boecker, Alex Ehler, Patrick Gmuend, Peter Grauer, Walter B. Hersel, Gerrit A. Michaelis, Matthias B. Olbrich
  • Patent number: 9394156
    Abstract: To provide an oil filling nozzle with vapor recovery function capable of controlling opening degree of a vapor passage depending on flow rate and adjusting recovery rate. The oil filling nozzle includes a discharge pipe 3 mounted to a front end of a nozzle; a vapor control valve 21 arranged in a middle of a pipe, which connects a vapor collector 19 mounted so as to cover a circumference of the discharge pipe and a vapor passage 22, the vapor control valve 21 being opened and closed by liquid pressure in a nozzle main body 2; and a means for adjusting vapor recovery rate by adjusting opening degree of the vapor control valve 21.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Tatsuno Corporation
    Inventors: Jianyoung Xia, Kanan Sato
  • Patent number: 9376307
    Abstract: An apparatus for distributing a filling product includes a filling valve for liquids, a closure element, and an actuator. The filling valve is configured for opening and closing a distribution or flow opening by linearly displacing the closure element. The valve comprises a valve chamber in which the closure element is arranged. The actuator, which is arranged within a constant volume arranged within the valve chamber, influences movement of the closure element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Fahldieck
  • Patent number: 9346662
    Abstract: A fuel delivery system and method for reducing the likelihood that a fuel tank of equipment at a well site during fracturing of a well will run out of fuel. A fuel source has plural fuel outlets, a hose on each fuel outlet of the plural fuel outlets, each hose being connected to a fuel cap on a respective one of the fuel tanks for delivery of fuel to the fuel tank. At least a manually controlled valve at each fuel outlet controls fluid flow through the hose at the respective fuel outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Frac Shack Inc.
    Inventors: J. Todd Van Vliet, Scott M. Van Vliet, Glen M. Brotzel
  • Patent number: 9347858
    Abstract: A dispensing device includes: a syringe including a nozzle; a first pump configured to generate a pressure to discharge a liquid in the syringe through the nozzle; and a control unit configured to, when discharging the liquid in the syringe, discharge a part of the liquid in the syringe with the pressure generated by the first pump and then cause the liquid in the syringe to run out under its own weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC HEALTHCARE HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi Tokumaru, Takahiro Inoue
  • Patent number: 9302662
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle brake system including a master cylinder which generates a master hydraulic pressure through an operation of a brake pedal by an operator, and a cylinder body which houses a first and second slave pistons driven by an electric motor operated in accordance with an operation amount of the brake pedal, and is formed with a first hydraulic chamber and a second hydraulic chamber for generating a slave hydraulic pressure through operations of the first and second slave pistons. Further, the cylinder body includes a first bleeder and a second bleeder which are configured to be switchable between open states in which a first hydraulic chamber and a second hydraulic chamber are in communication with an external of the cylinder body and closed states in which the first hydraulic chamber and the second hydraulic chamber are not in communication with the external of the cylinder body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuaki Murayama, Jiro Suzuki, Hirofumi Adachi, Takaaki Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 9222711
    Abstract: A refrigerating and air-conditioning apparatus including a refrigerant circuit, which in turn includes an outdoor unit, and an indoor unit, connected by an extension pipe. The apparatus further includes a control unit having a memory, and is configured to calculate an internal volume of the extension pipe and calculate a standard refrigerant amount, serving as a criterion for determining whether the refrigerant is leaked from the refrigerant circuit, on the basis of the calculated refrigerant extension pipe internal volume. The memory is configured to store the refrigerant extension pipe internal volume and the standard refrigerant amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasutaka Ochiai, Fumitake Unezaki
  • Patent number: 9217402
    Abstract: Methods and systems for cleaning a capless refueling system in a vehicle are disclosed. In one example approach, a method comprises, in response to a leak detected following a refueling event, cleaning the capless refueling system using engine vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Aed M. Dudar, Robert Roy Jentz, Scott A. Bohr, Russell Randall Pearce
  • Patent number: 9186982
    Abstract: A fuel tank having an interior space defined by a wall, a fill tube to admit fuel into the interior space, and a vent to discharge air and vapor from the interior space as the fuel is admitted. The vent includes a vent tube extending through the wall and downward into the interior space, and having a non-circular opening. In this manner ejection of fuel from the fill tube can be prevented reliably under a wide range of refueling conditions, and without imparting excessive length to the vent tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Damien Baldwin, Michael William Soltis, Jeffrey Dumler
  • Patent number: 9145995
    Abstract: Adapter (3) for connecting a receptacle connector to a connection socket of a dialysis machine, each provided with two fluid lines, whose ends are concentric on the connector and non-concentric and distant from each other on the socket. The adapter (3) has concentric first (301) and second (302) adapter ribs, the first forming a circular chamber open towards the outside, in the bottom of which a first orifice is produced, while the second forms an annular chamber open towards the outside, in the bottom of which a second orifice is produced. The adapter also has first and second connection channels (306, 307) isolated from each other, in which the first and second orifices coming from the first and second annular chambers open out. Each channel (306, 307) includes a connecting piece (308, 309) consisting of a circular tube, for introduction into the reception elements of the coupling socket (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND
    Inventors: Paul Gastauer, Philippe Laffay, Bruno Faye
  • Patent number: 9120431
    Abstract: An in-vehicle electronic control unit is fed via a power supply relay energized when a power supply switch is closed while the vehicle is in motion. When a filler lid open command switch is closed in a vehicle stop state in which the power supply switch is opened, the power supply relay is energized and a microprocessor starts to operate and continues to energize the power supply relay by generating a self-hold command output, and opens a filler lid as a safety door after performing decompression processing control of a fuel tank. Then, the filler cap is opened and a refuel operation is performed manually. Thereafter, the microprocessor stops the self-hold command output when the filler cap and the filler lid are closed or a predetermined time has elapsed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Michihiro Takata
  • Patent number: 9108837
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting a failure in a Stage II fuel vapor recovery system are disclosed. An exemplary failure is a restriction in the vapor recovery system. In one detection system dispensing points may be flagged if it is determined that there has been a series of detected A/L ratios at the respective dispensing point below a first threshold. Further, an estimated ORVR penetration percentage may be determined for each dispensing point. In a second detection system an average A/L ratio for each dispensing point may be determined. The average A/L ratio may be an approximation of the average A/L ratio for non-ORVR transactions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Franklin Fueling Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Mellone, Randall Boucher
  • Patent number: 9089630
    Abstract: Wound treatment systems and methods (e.g., having hydrophilic wound inserts), such as for negative-pressure and/or fluid-installation wound therapies. Some embodiments include a check-valve assembly between a wound dressing and a vacuum source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Joanna Perkins, Paul Slack, Kevin Higley, Kenneth Mitchel Knowles, Aidan Marcus Tout
  • Patent number: 9079488
    Abstract: An internal pressure control valve is provided in a branch pipe communicating a fuel tank with a canister. The internal pressure control valve maintains the internal pressure of the fuel tank at a head pressure of the fuel in a filling pipe for a predetermined time after filling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Shimokawa
  • Patent number: 9056164
    Abstract: A fluid path set for a fluid delivery system includes a tube coil that is designed to optimally position one or more volumes of a pharmaceutical within an ionization chamber to measure and prepare a pharmaceutical dose for administration to a patient. The fluid path set includes a medical fluid component having a first tubing section for connection to a source of a medical fluid, a pharmaceutical component having a second tubing section for connection to a source of a pharmaceutical, and a coil assembly which includes the tube coil. The tube coil may be maintained in a desired dimensional geometry by means of a core structure around which the tube coil is positioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Bayer Medical Care Inc.
    Inventors: Leon J. Tate, James H. Shigeno, Jared E. Neff, Scott R. Griffith, Joseph E. Bisegna, Paul J. Miller, Scott Yanke
  • Patent number: 9038855
    Abstract: Systems and methods for delivering fluid-containing feed materials to process equipment are disclosed. A liner-based pressure dispensing vessel is subjected to filling by application of vacuum between the liner and overpack. Multiple feed material flow controllers of different calibrated flow ranges may be selectively operated in parallel for a single feed material. Feed material blending and testing for scale-up may be performed with feed materials supplied by multiple liner-based pressure dispensing containers. A gravimetric system may be used to determine concentration of at least one component of a multi-component solution or mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Advanced Technology Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Lurcott, John E. Q. Hughes, Peter Wrschka, Thomas H. Baum, Donald D. Ware, Peng Zou
  • Publication number: 20150114996
    Abstract: An intermediate bulk storage container for the storage or transport of particulate catalyst material includes a vessel having an inner wall defining a containment volume for particulate catalyst material. The vessel has a cylindrical wall section, a top panel closing the upper end of the cylindrical wall section and a conical base section connected to and tapering inwardly away from the lower end of the cylindrical wall section. An opening in the top panel of the container receives the catalyst material and a closure member closes the opening. An air tight seal is formed when the opening is closed by the closure member. A gas duct is in fluid connection with the vessel for supplying an inert gas to the sealed container or removing gas from the vessel to place the container under a vacuum. The gas duct is closed by a valve for transit or storage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: Dialog Construction Sdn. Bhd
    Inventor: Phil Gallagher
  • Patent number: 8991444
    Abstract: A fueling device for fueling the thrusters of a launcher is disclosed. The device includes a ground module and an on-board module. The ground module having at least: a ground pipe; a ground valve; and a ground plate provided with a ground passage, and the on-board module having at least: an on-board pipe; an on-board valve; and an onboard plate provided with an on-board passage. The device also includes a hydraulic coupling system between the onboard module and the ground module enabling fluid communication to be established between the ground passage and the on-board passage. A first annular enclosure is situated between the on-board plate and the ground plate around the hydraulic coupling system that, when connected to suction, enables the on-board plate and the ground plate to be held in a connected-together position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Eric Boutet, Jean-Luc Pattyn, Francis Meyer
  • Publication number: 20150068157
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for preparation of a composition comprising gas microbubbles. More partitularly the invention relates to a process for filling of such composition into a container. The composition prepared is preferably an ultrasound contrast media composition made available in a container wherein the headspace of the container comprises the same gas as the gas of the microbubbles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE AS
    Inventors: Svein Kvaale, Carl Peter Tonseth, Ole Johannes Tokerud
  • Publication number: 20150053307
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of a valve assembly for preventing dead leg spaces in a container or tubing, the embodiments including a three-way valve system for controlling back-pressure in a fluid generating device, such as a single-use high pressure bioreactor. Also disclosed is a pressurized reactor system for bioprocessing, comprising a single-use container including a flexible wall or a semi-rigid wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCES CORP.
    Inventors: Colin R. Tuohey, Thomas Erdenberger, Richard L. Damren, Kenneth Clapp, Parrish M. Galliher, Jonathan Kenney
  • Patent number: 8955560
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the pressurized filling of bottles or like containers with a liquid filling material, using a return gas tube protruding into the respective container during a filling phase in order to control the filling level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventor: Ludwig Clüsserath
  • Publication number: 20150033674
    Abstract: A gas storage container may be filled with gas under pressure by feeding cryogenic fluid comprising liquefied gas into the container through a first conduit arrangement in a nozzle inserted into a passageway through a fluid flow control unit mounted in an opening in said container; closing the container to the passage of gas into or out of said container; and allowing said cryogenic fluid to become gaseous within the closed container. The invention involves venting displaced air and/or gaseous cryogenic fluid from said container during the feeding step through a second conduit arrangement in the nozzle. In embodiments in which displaced air and/or gaseous cryogenic fluid flows through the second conduit arrangement around a length of the first conduit arrangement, heat transfer from the fluid flow control unit to said cryogenic fluid is suppressed thereby reducing the level of evaporation of the cryogenic fluid in the nozzle during fill.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
    Inventors: Neil Alexander Downie, Christopher John Mercer
  • Patent number: 8936051
    Abstract: A non-overflow liquid delivery system comprises a pumping apparatus having a liquid delivery pumping portion and a liquid recovery pumping portion fluidically isolated one from the other. A nozzle has a liquid delivery conduit and a liquid recovery conduit. A liquid delivery hose connects the liquid delivery pumping portion of the pumping apparatus in fluid communication with the liquid delivery conduit. A liquid recovery hose connects the liquid recovery pumping portion of the pumping apparatus in fluid communication with the liquid recovery conduit. A valve has a first movable valve portion for opening and closing the liquid delivery conduit. A manually operable valve control mechanism is connected to the valve for controlling the first movable valve portion, and has a liquid sensor responsive to a threshold condition of liquid in the liquid recovery conduit to thereby cause the first movable valve portion to close the liquid delivery conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Fuel Transfer Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Bonner, Gary Underhill
  • Patent number: 8936053
    Abstract: A brake fill tool for filling a brake housing in a braking system on a vehicle includes a nozzle housing having a nozzle for filling a reservoir chamber of the brake housing, a manual clamping mechanism connected to the nozzle housing that selectively clamps the nozzle to the brake housing, and a pressurized sealing mechanism that is connected to the nozzle housing. The pressurized sealing mechanism selectively seals the nozzle to the brake reservoir after the manual clamping mechanism clamps the nozzle to the brake housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shannon Ogerly, Masakazu Adachi
  • Patent number: 8931523
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tank venting system for a fuel tank (12) of a vehicle, having a vent line (14) for discharge of gaseous hydrocarbons from the fuel tank (12) during refueling thereof. Gaseous hydrocarbons originating from the fuel tank (12) can be introduced in a filler pipe (20) of the fuel tank (12) via a recirculation line (24). A control device (34) controls a proportional valve (32) and changes in this way a pass-through cross section of the recirculation line (24). In this way, a load of an activated charcoal filter (16) which is coupled with the vent line (14) can be minimized. The control device (34) can especially determine a pressure in the fuel tank (12). Furthermore, the invention relates to a method of venting a fuel tank (12) during refueling thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Harald Hagen, Andreas Wagner
  • Patent number: 8925595
    Abstract: A nozzle for use in a non-overflow liquid delivery system comprises a nozzle body, a liquid delivery conduit having a liquid-receiving inlet and a liquid-dispensing outlet, and a non-bifurcated liquid recovery conduit having a liquid-receiving inlet and a liquid-conveying outlet. The minimum effective internal cross-sectional area of the liquid recovery throughpassage is greater than half the minimum effective internal cross-sectional area of the liquid delivery throughpassage. A valve has a first movable valve portion and a second movable valve portion that are interconnected one to the other for co-operative movement one with the other. A manually operable trigger is connected to the first movable valve portion for corresponding positive uninterruptable movement of the first movable valve portion between a valve-closed configuration and the valve-open configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Fuel Transfer Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Bonner, Gary Underhill
  • Patent number: 8919392
    Abstract: A container filling assembly includes a plurality of fluid storage containers, and a fluid inlet for supplying a fluid from a fluid source to the containers. A vacuum source creates a vacuum in the containers to draw the fluid into the containers and thereby fill the containers. A connective structure connects the vacuum inlet and the fluid inlet in fluid communication with the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Inventor: Lawrence Bullen
  • Patent number: 8905085
    Abstract: A device for simultaneously edge sealing and gas filling an insulated glass unit, the insulated glass unit including a supporting structure that supports the insulated glass unit in a working position and a gas filling module including a gas fill injection structure and a displaced air extraction structure and a gas metering unit. The device also includes an edge sealing module having a sealant metering device, an edge sealing dispensing head, and an edge sealing dispensing nozzle. The device also includes a control device programmed with an algorithm to initiate gas filling substantially simultaneously with initiating edge sealing of the insulated glass unit and to complete the gas filling of the insulated glass unit prior to completion of the edge sealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Erdman Automation Corporation
    Inventor: Morgan Donohue
  • Publication number: 20140283947
    Abstract: A filling machine includes a filling element that has a liquid channel, a liquid valve, controlled gas paths, and a probe having a channel and an opening. The channel connects to a tank of filling material. A filter in a gas path traps contaminants. During filling, the liquid valve introduces filling material into a container, the first gas path connects to an interior space of the container, and the probe's position determines a fill level in the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventor: Friedhelm Wagner
  • Patent number: 8827969
    Abstract: A medical waste fluid collection and disposal system includes a medical waste fluid collection cart including first and second fluid collection canisters. A valve assembly selectively communicates with the canisters and a valve drive system controls the valve assembly. A liquid level sensor is positioned within each of the canisters. A cart processor communicates with the liquid level sensors and the valve drive system. A cart drain line communicates with the valve assembly and a receptacle, a cart flushing line communicates with the valve assembly and the receptacle and a cart data line and a cart power line communicate with the cart processor and the cart receptacle. A station includes a drain pump that communicates with a drainage system and a station drain line, a flushing pump that communicates with a source of washing liquid and a station flushing line and a station processor in communication with the drain and flushing pumps. A station data line communicates with the station processor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Dornoch Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Martini, Lawrence Guerra
  • Publication number: 20140246120
    Abstract: An apparatus for loading material into a stent strut can comprise a suction pump connected to an opening to a lumen within the stent strut. The stent strut is immersed in the material. As the suction pump draws gas out of the lumen, the material is drawn into side openings to the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Stephen D. Pacetti
  • Publication number: 20140230958
    Abstract: Systems and apparatuses for fluid delivery. A system may include a container for containing fluid and a pump for pumping fluid from the container. There may be a dispensing outlet valve for mediating fluid flow through a dispensing outlet of the container, wherein the dispensing outlet valve is configured to permit flow from the container out the dispensing outlet when the pump is being pumped, and to automatically inhibit fluid flow from the container through the dispensing outlet when the pump is not being pumped.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: FUEL TRANSFER TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Mark Bonner