With Heating Or Cooling Means For The System Or System Fluid Patents (Class 239/128)
  • Patent number: 11950634
    Abstract: A method of controlling aerosol production in an aerosol-generating system is provided, the system including an aerosol-generating element and a housing having an air inlet and an air outlet, a flow channel defined from the air inlet to the air outlet configured to provide a flow of air past the aerosol-generating element, and a flow sensor configured to detect an air flow in the flow channel; and the method including increasing a power supplied to the aerosol-generating element for at least a second time if the flow sensor detects that the flow rate of the air flow increases past a threshold. There is also provided an aerosol-generating system comprising circuitry configured to perform the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Stephane Bilat, Guillaume Colotte, Daryl Ng Wai Leong, Ho Keat Chang
  • Patent number: 11766684
    Abstract: A fan-shaped air suction spray nozzle automatically adjusting an air suction speed is provided in the present invention, which includes a spray nozzle body and a liquid channel, the spray nozzle body being provided with a liquid channel in communication with a nozzle hole, and further includes a pressure groove and an air intake channel, wherein an inlet section of the liquid channel is in communication with the pressure groove, and the air intake channel is in communication with the liquid channel after penetrating through the pressure groove; an air intake orifice plate is installed in the pressure groove through an elastic damping apparatus, and a change of the pressure at an inlet of the liquid channel causes the air intake orifice plate to move between the pressure groove and the air intake channel; the air intake orifice plate is provided with several through holes of the same or different sizes, which are configured to change the air intake volume in the liquid channel as the air intake orifice plate m
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Jiangsu University
    Inventors: Chen Gong, Dongyang Li, Yuli Wang, Bo Gao
  • Patent number: 11761634
    Abstract: A method for assembling a fuel distribution system for a turbomachine fuel injector includes inserting a liquid fuel distributor into an interior cavity of a shroud to create a liquid fuel distribution circuit between the liquid fuel distributor and the shroud and inserting a gas fuel distributor into the interior cavity of the shroud and into an interior cavity of the liquid fuel distributor to create a gas fuel distribution circuit between the gas fuel distributor and the liquid fuel distributor. The method includes inserting a fuel transfer tube into an outer diameter of the shroud. The method includes brazing or shrink fitting at least one of the fuel transfer tube, the gas fuel distributor, or the liquid fuel distributor to the shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: Collins Engine Nozzles, Inc.
    Inventors: Lev A. Prociw, Jason A. Ryon, Jacob Greenfield
  • Patent number: 11686303
    Abstract: The invention provides a pump assembly and high-pressure cleaning apparatus. The pump assembly comprises a motor, a transmission assembly driven by the motor, a water pump connected with the transmission assembly, and a water flow passage. The transmission assembly comprises a sealing portion, a heat dissipating portion capable of dissipating heat to the sealing portion, and a transmission structure arranged in the sealing portion. A lubricating medium is injected in the sealing portion, and the heat dissipating portion is in fluid communication with the water flow passage. The pump body is provided with a heat dissipating portion capable of dissipating heat to the sealing portion, so that the heat generated by the transmission structure in the sealing portion can be dissipated through flowing-out of water in the heat dissipating portion to achieve a heat dissipating effect of the pump assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Globe (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Chunlin Zhao
  • Patent number: 11630148
    Abstract: A chip testing apparatus including a chip testing machine, a temperature testing device, and a lid is provided. The chip testing machine includes a substrate and a plurality of chip testing sockets. Each of the chip testing sockets is disposed on the substrate and configured to carry a chip under test. The temperature adjusting device is disposed on the chip testing machine, and the lid covers the temperature adjusting device and the chip testing sockets. The temperature adjusting device includes a main body and a plurality of pressing components. The main body includes a plurality of fluid channels, and each of the pressing components can press one side of one of the chips under test. A fluid can flow into one of the fluid channels and flow through the pressing components, so that the chips under test are in an environment having a predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: ONE TEST SYSTEMS
    Inventors: Chen-Lung Tsai, Gene Rosenthal
  • Patent number: 11600550
    Abstract: A jet impingement cooling assembly for semiconductor devices includes a heat exchange base having an inlet chamber and an outlet chamber. An inlet connection may be in fluid connection with the inlet chamber, while an outlet connection may be in fluid connection with the outlet chamber. A jet plate may be coupled to the inlet chamber, and a jet pedestal may be formed on the jet plate and having a raised surface with a jet nozzle formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventor: Jesse Emmett Galloway
  • Patent number: 11518347
    Abstract: A heatable ceiling boom for washing facilities, which is rotatably mounted on a bearing shaft that is fastened to the ceiling or to a wall of a wash box, and which is made up of one or more support arms via which the washing medium is supplied from the bearing shaft to high-pressure hoses leading to the operating means in the form of a washing brush and/or spray lance, for example, wherein the high-pressure hoses have an electrically heatable design, and at least one rotational power distributor is situated on the bearing shaft for supplying electrical energy from the stationary bearing shaft to the support arms rotatably mounted thereon, wherein the electrical heating takes place via a heating cable that is led inside the high-pressure hose with sealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: MOSMATIC AG
    Inventors: Patrick Rieben, Daniel Santoro
  • Patent number: 11187420
    Abstract: A portable misting system includes a carrying case, a fluid pump arranged within the carrying case, and a power source arranged within the carrying case to provide electrical power to the fluid pump. A working fluid source provides a working fluid to the fluid pump via a supply line, a distribution line receives a pressurized working fluid from the fluid pump, and one or more spray nozzles are coupled to the distribution line to discharge the pressurized working fluid as a mist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: RATO Industry LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Ellis Oakes, III, Robert Aguilar
  • Patent number: 11111447
    Abstract: The present invention includes a gasifier for gasifying fuels having a container with a top, sidewalls and a bottom for facilitating the gasifying process. One or more open vertical shafts extend downward inside the container for allowing a downdraft or updraft of air and fuel for the gasifying process. A rotating bed is preferably included inside the container and below the one or more shafts for receiving the fuel. The bed rotates essentially perpendicular to the shaft to facilitate even heating and gasifying of the fuel. The bed is further movable relative to the vertical shaft in order to increase or decrease the volume of fuel flow to the fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Randall J. Thiessen, LaVoy M. Thiessen, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11047372
    Abstract: Evaporator unit for an inhaler comprising an evaporator having a heating element for vaporizing a liquid fed through said evaporator. Said evaporator unit comprises a circulation line in which said evaporator is arranged. A circulation device is arranged in said circulation line for circulating the liquid through said circulation line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Rene Schmidt, Marc Kessler
  • Patent number: 11000872
    Abstract: A spray gun cleaning assembly includes an aerosol can and a connecting assembly connecting the aerosol can to a spray gun for cleaning the spray gun. The connector assembly includes a first threaded connector threadedly coupled to the aerosol can; and a second threaded connector threadedly connected to the spray gun. An elongated tube is connected at opposite ends to the first and second threaded connectors. A shut-off valve assembly is operatively coupled to the elongated tube for opening and closing the connecting assembly for providing pressurized air or cleaning fluid to the spray gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Pro Form Products Limited
    Inventor: James H. Speck
  • Patent number: 10995966
    Abstract: An apparatus, system, and method for providing a non-linear fluid stream into an environment for cooling purposes are disclosed. Such an apparatus includes a body portion and a nozzle, the nozzle being adapted to direct water into the environment. Such an apparatus may include a body portion having a flow channel defined therein for gas flow therethrough; and, a nozzle operatively disposed within the flow channel; said nozzle adapted to direct a liquid therefrom; wherein the channel and the nozzle are operatively disposed relative to each other so that a gas flowing through the channel and the liquid are combined into a fluid stream directed from the apparatus into the surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: A-Niks, LLC
    Inventor: Carlton E. Brown
  • Patent number: 10260804
    Abstract: A spray monitoring system comprises a housing having an outer shroud and an inner shroud and forming an annular clearance therebetween. The inner shroud defines a cylindrical cavity and a window covers a proximal end of the housing. A camera assembly is arranged in the cylindrical cavity and configured to image through the window, and there is a liquid-coolant inlet and a liquid-coolant outlet to allow for a flow of coolant liquid in the clearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Eddy Bronsveld, Philip Sytsma
  • Patent number: 10083938
    Abstract: A semiconductor module includes: a container through which a refrigerant flows; a semiconductor device installed within the container and having an internal path through which the refrigerant flows; and a guide member installed within the container to adjust a first flow rate of the refrigerant flowing through the internal path, and a second flow rate of the refrigerant flowing outside the semiconductor device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: Mitsutaka Yamada, Masumi Suzuki, Michimasa Aoki, Jie Wei
  • Patent number: 9919324
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a bicycle hydration and misting system or apparatus. Example embodiments include a manual (e.g., trigger-activated) or automated (e.g., valve-activated) system that is self-contained, small, and light-weight. Various embodiments improve safety, allow convenient interchangeability of the fluid reservoir, and enable easy installation on a bicycle with or without a mounting system on the bicycle itself. Embodiments also allow the rider to select a variety of spray types, stream, spray, or mist depending on the intended use or amount of fluid desired for each release. The various embodiments provide for an improved cooling fluid delivery system of design simplicity, ease of use, and interchangeability that allows a cyclist an evaporative cooling concept safely, efficiently and conveniently, while riding in conditions of elevated or extreme temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: SPRUZZA LLC
    Inventors: David Carrozza, Cameron Carrozza
  • Patent number: 9913495
    Abstract: An e-vaping section includes a power supply, control circuitry and a removable insulator. The removable insulator is operable to prevent an electrical connection between the power supply and the control circuitry during manufacturing and shipment of the section when the e-vaping section is in a stored configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Inventors: Jarrett Keen, Christopher S. Tucker
  • Patent number: 9757746
    Abstract: The present invention provides, inter alia, an apparatus for generating a mist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventor: Jude Alexander Glynn Worthy
  • Patent number: 9718720
    Abstract: A cooling tube assembly is provided. The assembly includes a cylindrical cooling tube extending from a first end to a second end. The cooling tube has an inner surface, an outer surface, an inner diameter, and an outer diameter. The cooling tube includes a first plurality of throughbores and a second plurality of throughbores located axially between the first plurality of throughbores and the second end of the cooling tube. Each of the second plurality of throughbores is circumferentially offset from each of the first plurality of throughbores. The assembly includes a nozzle extending from a first end to a second end. The first end of the nozzle is located inside the cooling tube. The first plurality of throughbores is located axially between the second end of the cooling tube and the first end of the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Emhart Glass S.A.
    Inventor: Steven J. Brown
  • Patent number: 9561514
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for spraying systems, methods of disposing a layer of matrix onto a sample, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: University of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy James Garrett, William Pratt Mounfield, III
  • Patent number: 9463481
    Abstract: A thermal spraying apparatus includes a hollow pipe, an extrusion die, a piston, a helical pipe, a fluid supplying device, and a heater. The hollow pipe defines an accommodating space for accommodating a raw material. The extrusion die is connected with the hollow pipe. The extrusion die has a nozzle. The nozzle is in spatial communication with the accommodating space. The piston is movably accommodated in the accommodating space to push the raw material to pass through the nozzle. The hollow pipe is surrounded by the helical pipe. An end of the helical pipe is connected to the nozzle. The fluid supplying device is connected to another end of the helical pipe. The heater encloses the helical pipe and the hollow pipe for heating the helical pipe and the accommodating space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Inventors: Chao-Chun Peng, Ming-Chih Kuo
  • Patent number: 9441522
    Abstract: A mounting assembly for an injector is located in a curved portion of an exhaust line having an exhaust flow from an upstream end to a downstream end. The mounting assembly includes an indent extending at least partially into the exhaust line curved portion and disposed in the exhaust flow. The downstream wall has an interior surface oriented to substantially face the exhaust line downstream end. A recess extends from the downstream wall in a direction away from the exhaust line downstream end, and a recess aperture is formed in the recess and configured to fluidly communicate with the injector. The recess reduces the amount of exhaust heat reaching the injector tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Anderson Crandell, Jinhui Sun, Yong Yi, Zhi Huang, Matthew Fahrenkrug, James E. Webster, Michael Max Blanco
  • Patent number: 9435243
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for cooling a metering module (10), in particular a module for metering an operating agent/auxiliary agent such as a reducing agent into the exhaust gas system of an internal combustion engine. A cooling device comprising a cooling member (17, 20, 24, 28, 29) through which a cooling liquid flows is associated with the metering module (10). The cooling member (17, 20, 24, 28, 29) acts as a housing (12) for the metering module (10). A first group of parts (17, 20, 28) forms an air gap insulation (38; 54, 56, 58) on an electric contact (16, 36), while cooling fluid flows through a second group of parts (28, 29, 40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Achim Knittel, Stephan Pohl, Martin Kiontke
  • Patent number: 9376345
    Abstract: Compositions and methods are provided for a system in which liquid carbon dioxide, or a mixture of liquid and gaseous carbon dioxide, is converted to solid carbon dioxide by exiting an orifice at a sufficient pressure drop, e.g., for delivery of carbon dioxide to a concrete mixture in a mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Inventors: Dean Paul Forgeron, Joshua Jeremy Brown, George Sean Monkman, Paul J. Sandberg
  • Patent number: 9309848
    Abstract: A pressure atomizing nozzle for injecting fuel includes an inlet housing configured to thermally isolate the interior space from external conditions and to remain relatively cool under operation so as to substantially eliminate heat soak back from the inlet housing to the interior space thereof after operation. First and second coolant conduits cool the nozzle tip region actively during operation and passively after operation. A cooling air jacket is configured to thermally isolate inboard components from exterior conditions, to provide clean air during operation to the nozzle tip region for diluting carbon to reduce carbon deposits in the nozzle tip region and for cooling the same, and to provide passive cooling to the nozzle tip region after operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Delavan Inc.
    Inventors: Lev A. Prociw, Kevin E. Thompson, Steve J. Myers
  • Patent number: 9126751
    Abstract: A hot melt adhesive dispensing system includes an adhesive cut-off module, which introduces a non-adhesive liquid medium to cut-off a hot melt adhesive stream without forming an angel hair. The adhesive cut-off module includes a spool valve assembly which is configured to move from an adhesive dispensing position to a liquid dispensing position to cut-off the hot melt adhesive stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth H. Dorman, Bradley G. Carman, Jyi-Jiin Luo
  • Patent number: 8960567
    Abstract: Methods, systems and an apparatus for multi-component mixing and spray application, including a portable, balanced frame having uniformly distributed weight over the wheels, and insulated chemical container holders for receiving replaceable materials containers therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Collins IP, LLC
    Inventor: William Davis Collins
  • Patent number: 8960565
    Abstract: A hot water pressure washer with an automatic burner cool-down includes a water inlet assembly, a low pressure water supply assembly, a coil outlet assembly, a control system, and other related components which are required for the functionality of the pressure washer. A shut-down timer of the control system shut down a power source so that the pressure washer can be automatically shut down through the control system when the pressure washer is not operated. Then a cool-down timer of the control system efficiently cools down a heating coil of a burner assembly. The cool-down timer activates the water inlet assembly, the low pressure water supply assembly and the coil outlet assembly through a pair of solenoid valves in order to cool down the heating coil, where the thermal energy within the heating coil is removed from a phase change of water into water vapor and convection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Pressure Washers Northwest, LLC
    Inventors: Jo Ann Rohner, Robert Rohner
  • Publication number: 20150048178
    Abstract: A system to provide scents includes a scent receiver to replaceable receive scent carriers that carry scent media, a scent actuator operable to controllable release scent, and a configurable circulation subsystem. Peltier devices may used to induce active heating and active cooling of scent media according to defined scent sequence information or scent tracks. The system is also operable to collect air, including scents, from an ambient environment, and temporarily retaining such for sampling by a user. Scent tracks may be defined and shared amongst users and other entities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: David A. Edwards, Rachel Diane Field, Amy Michelle Yin, Eyal Shahar
  • Patent number: 8955607
    Abstract: A building sprinkler system includes a pump having an input for receiving water and an output that is connected to selectively feed a plurality of sprinkler heads. A driver is operatively connected to the pump for driving the pump. A cooling arrangement is provided for cooling the pump during pump testing operations. The cooling arrangement includes: a heat exchanger with a primary loop formed by a flow path for delivering water from the output of the pump through the heat exchanger and back to the input of the pump, and a secondary loop formed by a flow path for delivering coolant from the heat exchanger through a radiator and back to the heat exchanger so that heat is transferred from the water to the coolant via the heat exchanger and from the coolant to air via the radiator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Clarke Fire Prevention Products, Inc.
    Inventor: John T. Whitney, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8939381
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fog removal system which can blow dry air onto roads, airport runways, harbors, or into coastal areas in which fog regularly occurs to reduce the relative humidity of atmospheric air down from about 100%, to thereby remove the fog. Particularly, in the fog removal system, a heating unit and a blowing unit may be connected to areas such as roads, airport runways, harbors, or coastal areas in which fog regularly occurs, to blow dry air generated in the heating unit over a long range using a strong blowing pressure from the blowing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Korea Maintenance Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jun Seong Choi, Jong Seob Song, Jun Cheol Choi, Sung Min Kang
  • Patent number: 8939382
    Abstract: A fluid heating system for heating and dispensing fluid in a primary fluid flow path is disclosed, and may include a reservoir defining an interior for holding a quantity of a fluid, with the interior being in fluid communication with the primary fluid flow path such that the quantity of fluid in the interior is able to flow into the primary fluid flow path. A primary pump may be configured to pump fluid in the primary fluid flow path, the primary pump being in fluid communication with the primary fluid flow path. A fluid dispensing device may be configured to selectively dispense fluid from the primary fluid flow path. A steam injection apparatus may be in communication with the interior of the reservoir device to inject steam into the interior to heat fluid located in the interior of the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Sioux Corporation
    Inventors: John W. Finger, Bradley A Hyronimus, Mark Kayne, Eric Hansen
  • Patent number: 8925832
    Abstract: The device for diffusing sprayed liquid in a reception zone includes a vessel suitable for containing a liquid for spraying and at least one diffuser of sprayed liquid that is arranged in the vessel. The diffuser includes in particular an ultrasound emitter. The cleaning method is such that during a stage of operation of the device in which the device is not diffusing liquid in the reception zone, the following steps are performed: heating a liquid in the vessel up to a predetermined temperature, preferably higher than 60° C., in particular lying in the range 65° C. to 80° C.; and draining the liquid from the vessel via a pipe of the device that is situated outside a circuit for diffusing sprayed liquid in the reception zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Areco Finances et Technologie—Arfitec
    Inventors: Michel Gschwind, Fabien Guerrin, Frederic Richard
  • Patent number: 8925620
    Abstract: A windshield washer fluid heater for an automotive vehicle has an elongated housing with two open ends and in which the housing defines a housing chamber. A tubular subhousing divides the housing chamber into an outer housing chamber and an inner housing chamber. A core is disposed in the inner housing chamber and this core forms an annular chamber between the core and the subhousing. A pair of end caps is attached to the ends of the housing and these end caps sealingly engage the housing and the subchamber to fluidly separate the outer housing chamber from the annular chamber. The housing includes a washer fluid passageway which fluidly connects a washer fluid port on the end cap with the annular chamber as well as a coolant fluid passageway which fluidly connects a coolant port on each end cap with the housing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: TSM Corporation
    Inventors: Jere Lansinger, Brian Tait
  • Patent number: 8925835
    Abstract: A method that includes forming a chamber in a substrate, forming a silicon layer overlying the chamber, etching the silicon layer to remove selected regions and retain a selected portion overlying the chamber, the selected portion being at a location and having dimensions that correspond to a location and to dimensions of a nozzle, and forming a first metal layer adjacent to the selected portion. The method also includes forming a path in the substrate to expose the chamber concurrently with removing the selected portion of the silicon layer to expose the nozzle, the nozzle being in fluid communication with the path, the chamber, and a surrounding environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: STMicroelectronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Fang, Fuchao Wang
  • Patent number: 8919666
    Abstract: A method and system for the spray application of epoxy materials is provided. The system includes a dual walled tank structure as a reservoir for containing and preheating the epoxy materials in preparation for mixing and spray application. Each component of the epoxy material is preheated before the components are mixed. After preheating, the components are then mixed together and spray applied. The method and system of the present invention provides a high quality spray applied epoxy coating while reducing equipment down time and cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Warren Environmental, Inc.
    Inventors: Danny Warren, David Allen Smith
  • Patent number: 8919665
    Abstract: An outdoor shower device, comprising a water storage module, a power supply module, a heating module, a control module, a water supply module and an alarm module, wherein the water storage module is employed for water source storage, the control module controls the heating module to heat the water based on the water temperature, and then the water supply module provides the heated water for use. Furthermore, the power supply module provides electric power required for integral operations and enables the alarm module to determine the water level; in case the water level is exceedingly low, it is possible to present blinking display signal and audio alarm sound to inform the user of such a low water level thereby allowing the user to more effectively apply the outdoor shower device of the present invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: GDL International Ltd.
    Inventor: Chia-Lin Chang
  • Publication number: 20140361099
    Abstract: A system including a thermal control hose system, including a flexible hose, a thermal control element within a fluid path of the flexible hose, and a sensor configured to detect a temperature of a fluid traveling through the flexible hose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Finishing Brands Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel F. Marsalek, Marvin D. Burns
  • Patent number: 8899495
    Abstract: A mist generating system includes an input pipeline, an iced water tank, a heat exchanger, a nebulizing pump, an output pipeline, a pressure regulating set and a pressure releasing set communicating with each other via a plurality of pipes. The iced water tank is connected between the input pipeline and the nebulizing pump. The iced water tank is connected to the heat exchanger. One end of the output pipeline is connected to the nebulizing pump. Another end of the output pipeline is connected to the pressure regulating set. The pressure regulating set is connected to the iced water tank. One end of the pressure releasing set connected between the nebulizing pump and the output pipeline. Another end of the pressure releasing set connected to the iced water tank. When the mist generating system is turned on, a volume of water is ejected toward the outside in a mist form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Inventor: Meng-Yao Chuang
  • Patent number: 8888016
    Abstract: A pressure washer device is provided that employs an unloader bypass valve that directs a selective amount of fluid via a small diameter bypass line back to a water storage tank. The small amount of fluid allows for the pump to remain working and introduces cooler water into a bypass circuit, thereby allowing the thermal relief valve to be omitted. The diameter of the bypass line is of such a diameter to prevent siphonage of the detergent associated with the pressure washer system into the water storage tank as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Karcher North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul W. Linton, Derek Knight
  • Patent number: 8881998
    Abstract: A portable misting trailer system for preventing bodies from overheating and regulating body temperature, having a trailer frame with a first and second side bar secured to a portable trailer base, a plurality of arched tubes having a first and second end, the first end of each tube attaches to the first side bar, the second end of each tube attaches to the second side bar, a plurality of misting heads on the arched tubes fluidly connected thereto, a water system within the trailer frame having a storage tank fluidly connected to a water pump that is operatively connected to a power source which is operatively connected to an on-off switch, whereupon turning on the on-off switch activates the pump to pump water from the water tank into the plurality of the arched tubes, whereupon water would exit the arched tubes via the misting heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph Sinkfield, C. Brian Hart
  • Patent number: 8864045
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments provide materials and methods for forming monodisperse particles. In one embodiment, the monodisperse particles can be formed by first spraying a nanoparticle-containing dispersion into aerosol droplets and then heating the aerosol droplets in the presence of a shell precursor to form core-shell particles. By removing either the shell layer or the nanoparticle core of the core-shell particles, monodisperse nanoparticles can be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: STC.UNM
    Inventors: Xingmao Jiang, C. Jeffrey Brinker
  • Patent number: 8864044
    Abstract: The present invention provides a low environmental burden type coating method using carbon dioxide and a coating device therefor that carry out carbon dioxide coating in which carbon dioxide is substituted for all or a portion of a diluent solvent (thinner) used in organic solvent-based spray coating, the coating method being configured to prevent deposition of a polymer of a paint component that has entered as a result of backflow by preliminarily adding, to carbon dioxide, a true solvent component of the paint in at least an amount required for saturated solubility (20% to 50% per weight of carbon dioxide) to lower the dissolving power of carbon dioxide with respect to the true solvent component. According to the present invention, it is possible to provide a coating method and a device therefor capable of considerably reducing VOC generation, and a coating method and a device therefor capable of performing stable carbon dioxide coating of a one-liquid curing type or two-liquid curing type paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignees: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Kami Electronic Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Suzuki, Shin-ichiro Kawasaki, Noriaki Hayasaka
  • Publication number: 20140277023
    Abstract: A fluid ejection device for ejecting fluid includes an ejection tube including an opening to eject the fluid, a pulsation applying part which communicates with the ejection tube and applies pulsation to the fluid, a supply flow path to supply the fluid to the pulsation applying part, and a cooling part to cool the fluid in the supply flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Hirokazu SEKINO, Atsuya HIRABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20140239091
    Abstract: A gas injector and cover plate assembly includes a cover plate, a gas injector and a ceiling. The cover plate includes cooling fluid channels. The gas injector is configured to be located on the cover plate, and includes a gas distributor, a fluid-cooling gas transmitter, gas spraying plates and a conducting cone. The gas distributor distributes gases and a gas transmitter cooling fluid. The gas distributor includes a gas conduit for introducing a first gas. The fluid-cooling gas transmitter connects the gas distributor to introduce the gas transmitter cooling fluid to form cooling fluid walls and the first gas and the gases. The gas spraying plates and the conducting cone are located beneath the fluid-cooling gas transmitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Tsan-Hua Huang, Tsung-Hsun Han, Paul Wong, Miao-Chan Wu
  • Patent number: 8788223
    Abstract: A method and system are provided to eliminate the risk of over temperature concerns associated with electrical heating devices, which if undetected may result in an electrical over temperature condition. The electrical heating system may be applied to the detection and control structure of other automotive electrical loads where thermal concerns may exist. The electrical heating system combines several layers of fault detection strategies, to form a unique comprehensive approach to prevent and detect potential electrical fault conditions, which if undetected and/or controlled may result in an electrical over temperature condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Mark R. Willey, Charles J. Bongiorno, David A. Bodenmiller, Craig Atiyeh, Aaron C. Osmun
  • Patent number: 8746505
    Abstract: A multi-sensory product able to disperse chemical actives using reeds or other wicks, as well as providing a light show is disclosed. The product includes a form-within-a-form design wherein the inner form or vase is able to store the chemical actives, as well as mount the reeds or other wicks. The outer vase complements the aesthetics of the inner vase while at the same time concealing the electronics of the device. The electronics of the device can include a power source, as well as a circuit board for driving LEDs mounted thereon. The LEDs can generate a light show which can be refracted and diffused through the glass or polymer material forming the inner and outer vases thereby creating an aesthetically pleasing and multi-sensory experience through the use of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott W. Demarest, Simon M. Conway, Kevin Harrity, Scott D. Walter, David R. Carlson
  • Patent number: 8720798
    Abstract: The present invention is a drywall spray gun that disperses drywall material that includes a funnel-shaped hopper, a casing that houses a flip lever and a fan, a slide lock trigger and a trigger shield that protects the slide lock trigger from being struck or touched unintentionally and a rechargeable battery pack. The spray gun also includes a removable motor, a forearm rest, an adjustable nozzle and a corresponding stand with a bottom base, an upright vertical backing and a c-shaped top that secures the drywall spray gun in place while the drywall material is poured into the hopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Rick Lynn
  • Patent number: 8714464
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide a bicycle misting system or apparatus. Example embodiments include a manual (e.g., trigger-activated) or automated (e.g., valve-activated) system that is sell-contained, small, and light-weight. Various embodiments improve safety, allow convenient interchangeability of the fluid reservoir, and enable easy installation on a bicycle with or without a mounting system on the bicycle itself. Embodiments also allow the rider to select a variety of spray types, stream, spray, or mist depending on the intended use or amount of fluid desired for each release. The various embodiments provide for an improved cooling fluid delivery system of design simplicity, ease of use, and interchangeability that allows a cyclist an evaporative cooling concept safely, efficiently and conveniently, while riding in conditions of elevated or extreme temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Spruzza LLC
    Inventors: David Carrozza, Cameron Carrozza
  • Patent number: 8714411
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for dispensing fluid to large numbers of people are disclosed. One embodiment of a portable apparatus for treating and dispensing fluid includes a housing that is fluidly attached to a fluid source. Several fluid delivery components are disposed within the housing to dispense fluid to a user. The fluid delivery components may include a pressure regulator, a backflow preventer, filters, cooling misters and dispensing valves such that the such that the fluid source integrity is protected, the fluid purity is improved, and the air within the housing is cooled which in turn provides cooling to the fluid delivery components and the fluid itself. This embodiment also includes a mechanism for providing ballast in the lower portion of the housing in order to stabilize the device and keep it from moving when bumped into by people (accidentally or intentionally) or in windy conditions, and a mechanism to empty the ballast for removal of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Back Road Ventures, Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Douglas Gallaher, Pamela McCarty Gallaher, George Arthur Gallaher, Gail Hannah Gallaher, Grant William Gallaher
  • Patent number: RE49589
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pump unit applied to a high-pressure cleaning machine, including: a water inlet chamber, a water outlet chamber, and a central chamber connected to the water inlet chamber and the water outlet chamber. The pump unit further includes a plunger disposed in the central chamber and an eccentric mechanism connected to the plunger. The eccentric mechanism drives the plunger to perform reciprocating motion in the central chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: Positec Power Tools (Suzhou) Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Pinghua Wu, Yong Qiao, Haijun Zhang