Hinged Parts Patents (Class 206/6)
  • Patent number: 10765188
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wallet comprising two shell halves which are associated by a rigid spine to open and close the wallet, and containing a bunch of keys, anchored to the wallet. The wallet is biased to the open position by a pre tensioned skin which covers windows in the two shell halves. The skin allows temporary outward bulging by elasticity, and immediately springs back into the initial unloaded state at the time the bulging load is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: R.J. VAN GEER BEHEER BV
    Inventor: René Johan Van Geer
  • Patent number: 10646014
    Abstract: Disclosed is a wallet comprising two shell halves which are associated by a rigid spine to open and close the wallet, and containing a bunch of keys, anchored to the wallet. The wallet is biased to the open position by a pre tensioned skin which covers windows in the two shell halves. The skin allows temporary outward bulging by elasticity, and immediately springs back into the initial unloaded state at the time the bulging load is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: R.J. VAN GEER BEHEER BV
    Inventor: René Johan Van Geer
  • Patent number: 10221287
    Abstract: A resin composition includes a thermoplastic resin, a carbon fiber, a resin containing at least one of an amide bond and an imide bond and having such a melting temperature that a difference in melting temperature between the resin containing at least one of an amide bond and an imide bond and the thermoplastic resin is 90° C. or lower, and a compatibilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Miyamoto, Daisuke Nakayama, Masayuki Okoshi, Hiroyuki Moriya
  • Patent number: 9408480
    Abstract: An eyewear display assembly, according to various embodiments, has a base portion (e.g., a rectangular base portion), a marketing materials sheet, and an eyewear support portion (e.g., a rectangular eyewear support portion. In various embodiments, the eyewear support portion defines one or more eyewear support cutouts for providing lateral support to eyewear placed within the one or more eyewear support cutouts. The eyewear display assembly further has a suitable affixing mechanism, such as one or more magnets, for mounting the base portion adjacent the eyewear support portion while holding marketing material sheet between them. The base portion may be configured to support one or more pairs of eyewear as the one or more pairs of eyewear are disposed at least partially within the one or more eyewear support cutouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Marchon Eyewear, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas O'Toole
  • Patent number: 9409687
    Abstract: A stand-up package is formed to include an interior region for containing a product. The package is configured to be in an upright, standing position. The stand-up package includes a film-rigidifying frame and a film pouch. The film-rigidifying frame is coupled to the film pouch so that the film pouch assumes an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey C Minnette, Ryan P Davidson
  • Publication number: 20150144085
    Abstract: The metal complex comprises a multivalent carboxylic acid compound, at least one metal ion selected from ions of metals belonging to Groups 2 to 13 of the periodic table, an organic ligand capable of multidentate binding to the metal ion, and a C1 or C2 monocarboxylic acid compound. The metal complex has excellent gas adsorption, storage, and separation performance as well as excellent durability. The metal complex is stably present under high temperature and high humidity, and can maintain high adsorption performance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Inubushi, Chikako Ikeda, Takashi Hori, Masanori Miura, Takuya Inagaki
  • Publication number: 20150135897
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to the manufacture of metal articles, more specifically the manufacture of metal articles by additive manufacturing techniques, and in particular to the manufacture of metal articles by an additive manufacturing technique that may involve the selective melting or sintering of a metal powder. Examples of such techniques may include selective laser melting (SLM), selective laser sintering (SLS) and techniques that use an electron beam rather than a laser. Exemplary embodiments include a method of manufacture of an article including selective melting and/or sintering of a powder including an alloy containing aluminium, wherein the alloy contains bismuth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher John Sutcliffe, Peter Fox
  • Publication number: 20150014186
    Abstract: An apparatus and system is described for storing high-pressure fluids such as hydrogen. An inner tank and pre-stressed concrete pressure vessel share the structural and/or pressure load on the inner tank. The system and apparatus provide a high performance and low cost container while mitigating hydrogen embrittlement of the metal tank. System is useful for distributing hydrogen to a power grid or to a vehicle refueling station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Jy-An John Wang, Zhili Feng, Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 8899096
    Abstract: A cover, sample tray and base may form a hydrogen storage engineering properties analyzer. In at least one embodiment, the sample tray includes a plurality of cooling fins, each of which includes a sample well therein. A variety of hydrogen storage materials may be loaded into and unloaded from each sample well by way of a respective sample well opening. The combined cover and sample tray define at least one plenum which may be in fluid communication between a source of pressurized hydrogen gas and each sample well. The cooling fins may be received by a cooling chamber defined within the base and configured to receive a through-flow of heat-exchange fluid. Certain embodiments may include one or more pressure transducers in fluid communication between the plenum and hydrogen source, and thermal transducers connected to portions of the cooling fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Robert Del Zio, Jun Yang, Andrea Pulskamp, Shinichi Hirano, Donald J. Siegel
  • Patent number: 8893879
    Abstract: An eyeglass storage case conforms to contours of the eyeglass in a supported position and allows a user to slidably remove the eyeglass from the case. The storage case includes a rectangular sheet with a top half and a bottom half, the top half being mechanically coupled to the bottom half to create a pocket within the rectangular sheet, a support structure disposed within the pocket of the rectangular sheet and having a metallic bar affixed to both a support card and a support layer, a fastener strip mechanically coupled to the bottom half of the sheet, and a fastener layer mechanically coupled to the top half of the sheet. The user may dispose the eyeglass on the fastener layer above the metallic bar and fold the rectangular sheet such that the fastener strip engages with the fastener layer, thereby securing the eyeglass within the storage case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: James Robert Scribner
  • Patent number: 8881893
    Abstract: An eyeglasses storage box includes a body connected with a transparent, and the body is pivotably connected to the cover by two pivotal members. The pivotal members each have an insertion which has a serrated surface formed on the outside thereof. The cover has engaging slots located corresponding to the insertions. The body has an inner case received therein which has two protrusions located corresponding to the pivotal members. The protrusions each have a recess for receiving the pivotal member. Two protection plates respectively cover the pivotal members. The eyeglasses can be seen via the transparent cover without opening the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: Yung-Ching Cheng, Yung-Ming Cheng
  • Publication number: 20140251838
    Abstract: An article is provided that can be used as a heating source for various applications. The article includes an environmentally friendly gaseous fuel mixture within a gas cylinder that is both non-corrosive and refillable. More specifically, the gaseous fuel mixture contains hydrogen and methane. Methods of using the article as a heating source are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: John Earl Webb
  • Publication number: 20140247689
    Abstract: Hydrogen molecule (H2) has been indicated as a novel anti-oxidant reagent specifically targeting OH free radicals. This invention discloses the methods and apparatus that can be used to increase the hydrogen concentration in water, in beverages, and in other hydrogen absorbing materials through a sealed hydrogen gas producing chamber made of materials that have good hydrogen permeability and can withhold gas pressure. The disclosed method and apparatus can increase the hydrogen concentration quickly without leaking other chemical by-products of the gas producing system into the treated materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Centaqua Inc.
    Inventors: Meiling Wang, Lili Huang
  • Publication number: 20140231275
    Abstract: A gas collection receptacle includes a segmented top portion and one or more side portions creating a volume for collecting gases. The gas collection receptacle, configured to float on a pond, lagoon, or other area, also includes interlocking side and end portions enabling multiple receptacles to connect, thus forming a substantially continuous covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Salam Awada, Paul Manning, Rex Spendlove
  • Patent number: 8789689
    Abstract: A collapsible holder for protecting an article or articles contained therein, and in particular sunglasses, wherein at least four relatively rigid members are pivotally connected together, a separable closure and side pivoting tabs are provided so that the at least four relatively rigid members may be formed into a rigid rectangular shape, with one side arc-ed for extra support and more efficient use of space, for holding the sunglasses when not in use and folded into a compact relationship with the four relatively rigid members in a superimposed parallel relationship when the sunglasses are in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: Alison Wong
  • Patent number: 8789346
    Abstract: Air is trapped in a container at an origin location associated with an event, and the container is sealed to hermetically confine the trapped air therein. The container is provided with a commemorative object or indicia identifying the event associated with the air that was trapped, typically by fixing the object on the container or on a support carrying the container. The container with the commemorative object are then moved to a destination location distant from the location at which the event took place, and the container holding the air and provided with the commemorative object is displayed there.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Inventor: Edward Helbling
  • Publication number: 20140197047
    Abstract: A container constructed for the purpose of containing an emergency reserve quantity of fuel which is hermetically sealed against hydrocarbon vapors and coated with a fire resistant coating which can be opened and emptied into the fuel tank of an automobile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph Lawrence Kellogg, Mingming Guo Kellogg
  • Publication number: 20140191009
    Abstract: The invention relates to a propellant container for combustion-operated bolt-firing tools (1), having a housing and a housing interior for holding propellant. In order to further simplify the operation of a bolt-firing tool, a sensor device is arranged in the housing interior, said sensor device sensing at least one state variable in the housing interior.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Stefan Mayer
  • Publication number: 20140174955
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for delivery of gas from solid phase sources. A solid phase gas source canister can include multiple separated volumes configured to contain multiple quantities of a solid phase gas source. Sublimated vapor can be independently produced by each quantity of the solid phase gas source. In some implementations, the solid phase gas source canisters are configured for simultaneous fill of the multiple volumes with a solid source gas phase powder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Teruo Sasagawa
  • Publication number: 20140166121
    Abstract: A hydrogen supply apparatus of the fuel cell system includes a hydrogen tank and a pressure discharge line. The hydrogen tank is configured to store high-pressure hydrogen. A hydrogen supply line connected with a stack is disposed in the hydrogen tank. A pressure control valve configured to control hydrogen pressure of an anode of the stack is disposed in the hydrogen supply line. The pressure discharge line has a pressure relief valve and is disposed at the anode of the stack and a path connected thereto. The pressure discharge line is connected to an air supply line of the stack.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Sekwon JUNG, Hyeonseok BAN, Hyun Joon LEE, Bu Kil KWON, Yong Gyu NOH
  • Patent number: 8696835
    Abstract: An austenitic stainless steel for use in a hydrogen gas atmosphere comprises, in mass %, C: 0.10% or less, Si: 1.0% or less, Mn: 0.01 to 30%, P: 0.040% or less, S: 0.01% or less, Cr: 15 to 30%, Ni: 5.0 to 30%, Al: 0.10% or less, N: 0.001 to 0.30% with the balance Fe and inevitable impurities. An X-ray (111) integration intensity of a cross section along the direction rectangular to the working direction is five times that in a random direction or less, and the X-ray integration intensity ratio of a cross section along the working direction satisfies I(220)/I(111)?10. The high strength steel can also contain one or more of the groups of Mo and W; V, Nb, Ta, Ti, Zr and Hf; B; Cu and Co; Mg, Ca, La, Ce, Y, Sm, Pr and Nd.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Semba, Masaaki Igarashi, Tomohiko Omura, Mitsuo Miyahara, Kazuhiko Ogawa
  • Publication number: 20140083874
    Abstract: A method to form a disposable compressed gas cartridge, wherein the method provides a steel sheet, and using sequentially (N) progressively longer dies forms from the steel sheet a vessel comprising a cylindrical wall, a closed end, and an open end, wherein the cylindrical wall comprises a body diameter, and wherein (N) is greater than equal to 5. The method then heats a first portion of the vessel at an annealing temperature, wherein that first portion includes the open end and a portion of the cylindrical wall adjacent the open end. The method then uses sequentially (M) tubular dies to form a cartridge neck by progressively narrowing the first portion of the vessel from the body diameter at a distal end of the first portion to an open end diameter at the open end to form an empty gas cartridge, wherein the body diameter is greater than a neck diameter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Raylin Chen
  • Publication number: 20140061065
    Abstract: The invention generally relates to a pallet or other flat platform having one or more, preferably two, perpendicular dividers secured to the surface of the flat platform and each other in a stable manner. Gas cylinder(s) are set in an upright position on the same surface of the flat platform as the divider(s). The cylinder(s) are secured, generally by steel bands or nylon straps, to the divider(s) and/or the flat platform surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: Air Liquide America Specialty Gases LLC
    Inventor: Leonard Girsh
  • Publication number: 20140061066
    Abstract: A hydrogen storage apparatus includes a canister and at least one hydrogen storage unit. The canister has at least a hollow rod. The hydrogen storage unit is disposed in the canister. The hydrogen storage unit includes a housing, a heat-dissipating channel and a plurality of heat-dissipating partitions. The periphery of the housing is configured with a plurality of grooves, and each groove has a plurality of first holes. The heat-dissipating channel is located within the housing. Each heat-dissipating partition has a plurality of second holes and connects to the housing and heat-dissipating channel. The heat-dissipating partitions divide the space inside the housing. The first holes and the second holes connect to the inner space of the housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: March 6, 2014
    Applicant: NATIONAL CENTRAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chih-Ang CHUNG, Teng-Yi HUANG
  • Publication number: 20140048427
    Abstract: A closed container having an interior at subatmospheric pressure is provided with an insert having top and bottom telescoped sleeves defining a closed chamber. The bottom sleeve has a bottom wall formed with a hole exposed at or through the container to ambient air at ambient pressure. The top sleeve is movable relative to the bottom sleeve between a raised position standing up from the bottom sleeve and a lowered position nested with the bottom sleeve. Latch elements connected between the sleeves are operable from outside the container between a latching position engaged together and preventing the top sleeve from moving into the raised position and a disengaged position permitting such movement. Thus, when the latch elements are moved out of the engaged position, the top sleeve moves into the raised position and air is aspirated through the hole into the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventor: Edward HELBLING
  • Publication number: 20140027315
    Abstract: A cylinder for storage and transport of uranium hexafluoride includes a generally tubular main body with a distally arranged end member defining an interior region. An interior tubular member is received in the interior region. A tube end member is attached to an end of the tubular member opposite the end member. First and second chime ends are on respective ends of the main body. First and second chime end members are disposed in the first and second chime ends respectively. The end member, the interior tubular member and the tube end member form a first containment structure. The tubular main body, the first and second chime ends and the first and second chine end members form a second containment structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: COLUMBIANA HI TECH LLC
    Inventor: Thomas F. DOUGHERTY
  • Publication number: 20140018726
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a gas composition device that can be used for the sterile transport and storage of a gas composition that will be used with regard to a human or an animal. The device of the present invention consist essentially of a gas container (2) positioned within an cavity of an outer package, the gas container containing a gas composition within an internal reservoir of the gas container and being surrounded in the cavity of the outer package by the same gas composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: AIR LIQUIDE HEALTHCARE AMERICA CORPORATION
    Inventor: Timothy J. Warren
  • Publication number: 20130319881
    Abstract: A fuel valve includes a cylindrical flow adjusting member having a cylindrical surface formed with two circumferentially extending V-shaped grooves for liquid fuel and air, respectively. The fuel valve further includes liquid fuel and air supply pipes having O-rings at their respective discharge ports which are kept in abutment with the cylindrical surface such that when the flow rate adjusting member is rotated to a position where the V-shaped grooves extend across and protrude from the respective O-rings, the discharge ports of the supply pipes communicate with the respective V-shaped grooves, so that liquid fuel and air flow. The depths, widths and positions of the respective V-shaped grooves are determined corresponding to a igniting position (preheating step), normal burning positions (high heat to low heat), and a discharge position such that the flow rates of liquid fuel and air can be adjusted in synchronization with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Hiroshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8596448
    Abstract: The invention concerns a glasses case including a bottom panel, a frame and four side walls, which case has a folded configuration in which a first panel and a second panel of each wall of a first pair of side walls are inclined towards each other pointing outwardly whereas a first panel and a second panel of each wall of a second pair of side walls are inclined towards each other pointing inwardly, and a deployed configuration in which a first panel and a second panel of each side wall are inclined towards each other pointing inwardly, and a first panel and a second panel of each wall of the first pair of side walls bear on the remaining sides of the panels of the second pair of side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique)
    Inventor: Inga Sempe
  • Publication number: 20130256157
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a high-pressure tank made from fiber-reinforced plastic for, in particular, gaseous media, wherein, on its inner wall, the tank is equipped completely or partially with a substantially permeation-tight foil made of metal, wherein the metal has a high elastic range and a low thermal expansion coefficient, and the foil has a thickness of ?0.5 mm. The invention also relates to a method for manufacturing tanks of this type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: MT AEROSPACE AG
    Inventor: Wulf Radtke
  • Publication number: 20130228476
    Abstract: Vaporizable material is supported within a vessel to promote contact of an introduced gas with the vaporizable material, and produce a product gas including vaporized material. A heating element supplies heat to a wall of the vessel to heat vaporizable material disposed therein. The vessel may comprise an ampoule having a removable top. Multiple containers defining multiple material support surfaces may be stacked disposed within a vessel in thermal communication with the vessel. A tube may be disposed within the vessel and coupled to a gas inlet. Filters, flow meters, and level sensors may be further provided. Product gas resulting from contact of introduced gas with vaporized material may be delivered to atomic layer deposition (ALD) or similar process equipment. At least a portion of source material including a solid may be dissolved in a solvent, followed by removal of solvent to yield source material (e.g., a metal complex) disposed within the vaporizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: Advanced Technology Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: John N. Gregg, Scott L. Battle, Jeffrey I. Banton, Donn K. Naito, Ravi K. Laxman
  • Publication number: 20130219993
    Abstract: A cover, sample tray and base may form a hydrogen storage engineering properties analyzer. In at least one embodiment, the sample tray includes a plurality of cooling fins, each of which includes a sample well therein. A variety of hydrogen storage materials may be loaded into and unloaded from each sample well by way of a respective sample well opening. The combined cover and sample tray define at least one plenum which may be in fluid communication between a source of pressurized hydrogen gas and each sample well. The cooling fins may be received by a cooling chamber defined within the base and configured to receive a through-flow of heat-exchange fluid. Certain embodiments may include one or more pressure transducers in fluid communication between the plenum and hydrogen source, and thermal transducers connected to portions of the cooling fins.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Robert Del Zio, Jun Yang, Andrea Pulskamp, Shinichi Hirano, Donald J. Siegel
  • Publication number: 20130202720
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of treating hepatitis in a patient, which includes administering a pharmaceutical composition that includes carbon monoxide to the patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc.
    Inventor: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130126364
    Abstract: Gas cylinder and RFID (radio frequency identification) transponder assemblies and related methods are disclosed that utilize fixed orientations for RFID transponders to overcome problems existing with previous solutions. The disclosed embodiments provide an advantageous solution for utilizing metal plates, such as metal identification plates, to house RFID transponders and to fix the orientation of the RFID transponders to overcame the adverse effects of metal structures distorting the magnetic fields associated with gas cylinders. This fixed orientation combined with a transponder embodying a copper wire antenna wound around a longitudinal axis of a ferrite core and the use of PSK (phase shift keying) modulation allows for adequate reader performance despite the presence of interfering metal structures such as a metal plate used to house an RFID transponder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph V. Masin
  • Publication number: 20130092561
    Abstract: A Hydrogen storage system comprising storage elements coupled to each other to form one or more containers disposed in a space having a volume V where the volume of each of the storage elements is much smaller than the volume V resulting in the storage elements experiencing reduced stress at their inner surfaces. Thus, Hydrogen can be stored at relatively high pressure within these storage elements due to the reduced stress experienced by their inner surfaces. Consequently, materials having relatively lower tensile strength and stiffness can be used to construct the storage elements of the Hydrogen storage system. Further, the storage elements can be shaped and sized to conform to a volume of space having an arbitrary shape and dimensions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: Jörg Wellnitz
  • Publication number: 20130069530
    Abstract: A gas cartridge is described that is configured to provide sufficient gas to support cold plasma generation for a specific medical process. The gas cartridge has a seal that is pierced upon connection of the gas cartridge to the cold plasma delivery system. Different embodiments are described that use different connection locations between the gas cartridge and the cold plasma delivery system. A shroud is also described that shields the user if the cold plasma delivery system is dropped and the gas cartridge ruptures. Use of an ID system assists in ensuring that the correct gas mixture, correct gas cartridge and correct power supply settings are used for the particular medical treatment process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 21, 2013
    Applicant: Cold Plasma Medical Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory A. WATSON, Robert M. HUMMEL, Marc C. JACOFSKY, David J. JACOFSKY
  • Publication number: 20130053612
    Abstract: The water aeration capsules provide a quick and highly portable system for aerating polluted water. The capsules contain bubbles of air, oxygen, and/or other gas(es) surrounded by a water soluble membrane. The capsules are ballasted to sink. Magnetically attractive ballast elements may be provided, and a magnetic sheet may be placed on the bottom of a smaller body of water to enhance the settling of the capsules. The gas burial disposal capsules may be formed of non-degradable material for substantially permanent gas storage, or of degradable material to allow the gases to slowly permeate the surrounding earth for slow and relatively harmless release. The gas may be pressurized within the capsules to approximately the pressure of the surrounding earth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: BADER SHAFAQA AL-ANZI
  • Publication number: 20130053611
    Abstract: The water aeration capsules provide a quick and highly portable system for aerating polluted water. The capsules contain bubbles of air, oxygen, and/or other gas(es) surrounded by a water soluble membrane. The capsules are ballasted to sink. Magnetically attractive ballast elements may be provided, and a magnetic sheet may be placed on the bottom of a smaller body of water to enhance the settling of the capsules. The gas burial disposal capsules may be formed of non-degradable material for substantially permanent gas storage, or of degradable material to allow the gases to slowly permeate the surrounding earth for slow and relatively harmless release. The gas may be pressurized within the capsules to approximately the pressure of the surrounding earth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Inventor: BADER SHAFAQA AL-ANZI
  • Publication number: 20130048513
    Abstract: A storage tank containment system including a cubic-shaped tank having an outer shell having cylindrical walls for the efficient storage and transportation of large quantities of fluid, for example, liquid and compressed natural gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: ALTAIR ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventor: Altair Engineering, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130004413
    Abstract: A hydrogen storage material comprises an oxide and a hydride that can react with each other reversibly to produce hydrogen gas. A solid state hydrogen storage device and process of producing and storing hydrogen are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: John J. Vajo, Ping Liu
  • Publication number: 20120325686
    Abstract: A gas collection receptacle includes a segmented top portion and one or more side portions creating a volume for collecting gases. The gas collection receptacle, configured to float on a pond, lagoon, or other area, also includes interlocking side and end portions enabling multiple receptacles to connect, thus forming a substantially continuous covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Inventors: Salam Awada, Paul Manning, Rex Spendlove
  • Publication number: 20120312701
    Abstract: A hydrogen vessel comprising a fluid communication port, an outer vessel and an inner compartment. The inner vessel contains a hydrogen storage material, such as a metal hydride. In one embodiment the inner vessel is mechanically isolated from the outer vessel. The separation between the outer and inner vessel provides a peripheral volume between each vessel. The peripheral volume about the inner compartment may be fluidly isolated from the inner compartment. The hydrogen storage unit further includes a fluid pressure device in communication with the peripheral volume; and a controller for controlling the fluid pressure device during desorption and absorption.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: Hydrexia Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Matthew Campbell Greaves, Benjamin David Guymer, Jordan Christopher Pierce
  • Publication number: 20120305411
    Abstract: An underwater energy storage system includes a tank for storing a compressed gas that is adapted to be stored underwater. The tank includes at least one water opening through which water from surrounding environment can flow into and out of the tank, and at least one gas opening through which the compressed gas is received. The underwater energy storage system further includes at least one duct communicating between the at least one opening for gas flow and a source of compressed gas and a compartment constructed over a roof of the tank, wherein said compartment is adapted for receiving weights at a sinking site of the tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2011
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Inventor: Ron Elazari-Volcani
  • Publication number: 20120298533
    Abstract: A cylinder (10) for storing pressurized fluid is provided, comprising a hollow body (12) formed integrally with a closed bottom end (14) and a closed upper end (16), a valve (20, 200) having a valve body (24, 205) and an actuator (22, 220), said valve (20, 200) being arranged at said upper end (16) for allowing gas charging and gas discharging, respectively, wherein said valve (20, 200) is mounted on the inside of said cylinder (10) such that the interior surface of said upper end (16) is sealed against said valve body (24, 205), and such that said actuator (22, 220) is extending outside said cylinder (10).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2011
    Publication date: November 29, 2012
    Applicant: Intravalve AB
    Inventor: Mikael Sahlström
  • Publication number: 20120285839
    Abstract: An article is provided that can be used as a heating source for various applications. The article includes an environmentally friendly gaseous fuel mixture within a gas cylinder that is both non-corrosive and refillable. More specifically, the gaseous fuel mixture contains hydrogen and methane. Methods of using the article as a heating source are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: John Earl Webb
  • Publication number: 20120193244
    Abstract: A gas cylinder (1) comprising a cylinder body (2) with a tubular wall (5) having at least a first tubular portion (11) that is enlarged, and at least a second tubular portion (12) that is adjacent and narrowed relative to the first tubular portion (11).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Inventor: Gian Luigi Cola
  • Publication number: 20120190902
    Abstract: Compositions including chlorinated propenes and a phenolic antioxidant are described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventor: Janice M. Nyberg
  • Publication number: 20120174984
    Abstract: An on-board hydride storage system and process are described. The system includes a slurry storage system that includes a slurry reactor and a variable concentration slurry. In one preferred configuration, the storage system stores a slurry containing a hydride storage material in a carrier fluid at a first concentration of hydride solids. The slurry reactor receives the slurry containing a second concentration of the hydride storage material and releases hydrogen as a fuel to hydrogen-power devices and vehicles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Kriston P. Brooks, Jamelyn D. Holladay, Kevin L. Simmons, Darrell R. Herling
  • Publication number: 20120160711
    Abstract: A gas storage cartridge includes a sealed cartridge unit for storing a gas storage material. The gas storage cartridge is defined by a first slab, a peripheral wall, and a second slab. At least one gas-guiding channel is accommodated within a receptacle of the gas storage cartridge. The first slab has a first gas inlet/outlet port and the second slab has a second gas inlet/outlet port aligned with the gas-guiding channel. Consequently, a gas is guided into the receptacle through the gas-guiding channel to be adsorbed by the gas storage material within the receptacle of the gas storage cartridge. Alternatively, the gas released from the gas storage material can be guided to the first gas inlet/outlet port and the second gas inlet/outlet port through the gas-guiding channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: ASIA PACIFIC FUEL CELL TECHNOLOGIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Jefferson YS Yang, Cheng-Ham Liao, Feng-Hsiang Hsiao, Tzu-Wei Kuo
  • Publication number: 20120160710
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for producing and storing gaseous spin polarized 129Xe including: a polarizer configured to produce gaseous spin polarized 129Xe, and a storage apparatus for non-cryogenically storing gaseous spin polarized 129Xe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Brian T. Saam, Geoffrey Schrank, Benjamin C. Anger