Using Vibratory Force Patents (Class 159/900)
  • Patent number: 9677757
    Abstract: An automatic water-adding vaporization including a pot body main body, a heat-generating component installed on the pot body main body, a water pump connected to the pot body main body, a control circuit for controlling the water pump, a temperature acquisition board and a water-depletion-and temperature-sensing element installed on the temperature acquisition board. One end of the temperature acquisition board is either connected to the heat-generating component or to a position of the pot body main body in proximity to the heat-generating component. The remaining parts of the temperature acquisition board are away from the pot body main body. The water-depletion- and temperature-sensing element is installed at a position on the temperature acquisition board away from the pot body main body. The water-depletion- and temperature-sensing element is connected to the control circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventor: Yu Ke
  • Patent number: 7052582
    Abstract: A wave powered evaporation desalination system for removing fresh water from salt water by extraction of water vapor from a negative pressure container using wave motion for power. The wave powered evaporation desalination system includes a first vessel that accepts salt water. The salt water is forced from the first vessel through a atomizing spray nozzle into the top of a negative pressure second vessel. The negative pressure second vessel includes a number of trays that fill up with salt water films. Two pumps are attached to the top of the second vessel. One pump draws brine from the bottom of the second vessel for dispersion outside the system. The other pump draws off the water vapor from the second vessel into a hose and back to normal atmospheric pressure. The two pumps are powered by a float hinged to the second vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2006
    Inventor: Yousry E. Madkour
  • Patent number: 6413361
    Abstract: A heavy oil emulsified fuel evaporator system is provided in which a heavy oil emulsified fuel, after being preheated at a preheater, flows into an evaporator to be heated and then to a separator for separation of its water content. The water content, after being separated, is used as a preheating source medium for said preheater, wherein water content separation at a predetermined level is enabled irrespective of load change in a heavy oil fuel combustion equipment, and no light oil content is discharged together with the separated water content. Heavy oil emulsified fuel 11a is preheated at a preheater 13, is heated at an evaporator 14 and flows into a separator 15 to be separated of its water content. Water content, after being separated, is sent via a piping 15a to be used as the preheating source medium for the preheater 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2002
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Hino, Kimishiro Tokuda, Toshimitsu Ichinose, Katsuyuki Ueda
  • Patent number: 6051111
    Abstract: A method of distillation having the steps of drawing a volume of untreated water containing impurities into a container, applying a vacuum to the container, applying an oscillating electric charge to the untreated water thereby producing water vapor from the untreated water, capturing the water vapor in a vapor pipe, and condensing the water vapor back into a liquid form in a collecting chamber. An oscillating frequency of 2.6 gigahertz, either by sonic or electric charge, displaces the hydrogen bonding between water molecules. This displacement permits distillation at a low temperature without the infusion of large amounts of energy common in previously known methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 1999
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2000
    Inventor: D. Joshua Prestidge
  • Patent number: 5653852
    Abstract: A distilling device has an undistilled water tank to contain undistilled water, a cover covering the tank, a water heating area communicating with the tank, a high-frequency oscillator disposed under the water heating area, a heater disposed above the water heating area, a cooling area beside the heater, and a water collecting can disposed under the cooling area. The cooling area and the water heating area are separated by a separating plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 1995
    Date of Patent: August 5, 1997
    Inventor: Ching Ping Meng
  • Patent number: 5624530
    Abstract: Spray drying system for drying a liquid feed which is made up of a solution or suspension of particles in a fluid medium. The system enables the spray drying of wet material and converting the material into powder by evaporation of a liquid medium at reduced pressure or at a vacuum. The system includes a heating chamber and an evacuation device, communicating with the interior of the heating chamber. This provision enables creation of reduced pressure within the chamber, accompanied by evaporation of the fluid medium at temperatures lower than needed for evaporation at normal pressure, and evacuation of the moisture vapor generated during evaporation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 1994
    Date of Patent: April 29, 1997
    Assignee: Ultrasonic Dryer, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akper Sadykhov, Raphael Semiat
  • Patent number: 5468429
    Abstract: A method which includes a flashing process and a process for extruding thermoplastic plastics is provided for achieving more thorough devolatilizing of the solutions of thermoplastic plastics, to ensure that the solutions of thermoplastic plastics are able to be worked continually, wherein the accoustic treatments are introduced into both processes to increase the efficiency of removing volatile components and thus leads to the decrease of the processing time for extruding thermoplastic plastics. In the flashing process, the ultrasonic horns are arranged to scatter the feed stream of the solution which increases the devolatilizing surface of the polymer fluid and, simultaneously, to enhance bubble formation and produce strong agitation in the polymer fluid, thereby increasing the devolatilizing efficiency. In the process of extruding thermoplastic plastics, the ultrasonic horns are arranged in the extruder to enhance both formation and rupture of bubbles, thereby increasing the devolatilizing efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 1994
    Date of Patent: November 21, 1995
    Inventors: Tzu-Li Li, I-Chung Tung, Duncan Yu
  • Patent number: 5385645
    Abstract: A heat transfer apparatus for processing a liquid continuously has a positive mechanical drive for a set of vertical whip rods each disposed in a vertical heat transfer tube. Each whip rod is free-standing on its lower end and is sufficiently flexible to conform closely to the inner surface of the tube as it orbits. The orbital drive propels the whip rod directly through a pair of horizontal, vertically spaced plates that engage the rods in loose openings that serve as fluid inlets from the drive plate. A motor rotates a drive shaft coupled to at least one of the drive plates through at least one eccentric crank. Each plate can be an opposed pair of plates with a separate eccentric drives out of phase with one another for a self balancing. Another form of drive plate uses a rigid circular ring that mounts rod-engaging sleeves via a network of wires supported by the ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 31, 1995
    Assignee: Y. T. Li Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: Yao-Tzu Li
  • Patent number: 5209821
    Abstract: Apparatus are set forth for particularly dehydrating products such as corn syrups, fruit and vegetable extracts, dairy products, or other temperature-sensitive or hard-to-handle products. The apparatus include using a pulse combustor to generate a hot, turbulent, gaseous environment in a dehydration chamber and spraying the feedstock into the chamber. As the feedstock droplets travel through the chamber, they are dehydrated and thereafter collected by suitable devices. Temperature and feedstock residence time in the chamber are controlled to prevent product degradation. Where the dehydrated product is hygroscopic, processing aids may be added to control hygroscopicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 1989
    Date of Patent: May 11, 1993
    Assignees: Purdue Research Foundation, JSDC, Ltd.
    Inventors: Alexander J. Shaw, Jay S. Marks, Hayes E. Gahagan
  • Patent number: 5160580
    Abstract: An evaporating process that alternate between different modes of operation, according to the characteristics of the product handled; the product is either force fed into the tube nest, or cascaded through it in a free-falling film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 1990
    Date of Patent: November 3, 1992
    Assignee: Fenco S.p.A.
    Inventor: Carlo Sassi
  • Patent number: 4935209
    Abstract: A reactor can apply a reactant to a gas flow that is conveyed through a vessel. The vessel has an inlet and an outlet for receiving and discharging, respectively, this gas flow. Also included is a spray nozzle mounted in the vessel for spraying the reactant therein at a given flow rate. The reactor also includes a horn mounted in the vessel for acoustically vibrating the reactant at an energy level sized to evaporate the reactant substantially completely, prior to reaching the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1986
    Date of Patent: June 19, 1990
    Assignee: Belco Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Billy D. Pfoutz
  • Patent number: 4762592
    Abstract: A wobbling-type evaporator mounts a container 1 holding at least one vertically oriented heat transfer tube 30 fed by a liquid inlet 35 to the container 1. The container 1 is supported with respect to a base 10 so that it wobbles in response to the rotation of an orbiting counterweight 2,2' the counterweight and container wobble as a two body system about common axis. In one form a set of struts 6 located around the container are part of the support system. The invention also includes inlet water distribution systems, compatible with this orbital drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 1986
    Date of Patent: August 9, 1988
    Inventor: Yao T. Li
  • Patent number: 4722901
    Abstract: An apparatus for the ultrasonic treatment of dilute alcoholic solution in which a vibrator member placed in a dilute alcoholic solution is subjected to ultrasonic vibrations to produce cavitation in the solution in such a way that alcohol in the solution is vaporized and collected in a high concentration. The alcohol may be readily converted into a corresponding aldehyde.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 1986
    Date of Patent: February 2, 1988
    Inventor: Masanao Hirose
  • Patent number: 4696719
    Abstract: An atomizer with a capillary passage to a tip surface which is vibrated by a directly coupled ultrasonic device to disperse droplets of liquid fed to the passage. The tip is associated with a heated vaporization chamber, and a cooling chamber between the tip and the ultrasonic device protects the device from the heat of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 1986
    Date of Patent: September 29, 1987
    Assignee: Spectrum Control, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregg C. Bischoff
  • Patent number: 4666561
    Abstract: Liquids, such as juices, milk, molten metal and the like are concentrated by forming uniformly-sized, small droplets in a precision droplet forming assembly (14) and deploying the droplets in free fall downwardly as a central column within an evacuated tower (12) having cool walls (32). A portion of the solvent evaporates. The vapor flows to the wall (32), condenses, and usually flows down the wall as a film (62) to condensate collector (26) and drain (28). The vertical column of freely-falling droplets enters the splash guard (68). The condensate can be collected, sent to other towers or recycled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 1985
    Date of Patent: May 19, 1987
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventor: Eugene R. DuFresne