With Heating Or Cooling Means For The System Or System Fluid Patents (Class 239/128)
  • 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
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    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
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    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
    Assignee: ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LLC
    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
    Assignee: TAIWAN TEXTILE RESESARCH INSTITUTE
    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
    Assignee: CARBONCURE TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    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
    Applicant: HERMES-EPITEK CORPORATION
    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: 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: 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: 8678300
    Abstract: Dosing structure (30) is provided for supplying diesel fuel to an exhaust passage (12) of a diesel system. The dosing structure includes an electrically operated dosing valve (32) constructed and arranged to receive a supply of diesel fuel and to deliver the fuel to the exhaust passage. A water jacket (34) surrounds at least a portion of the dosing valve so as to provide direct water-cooling of the dosing valve. The dosing valve is preferably an electrically controlled fuel injector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Hornby
  • Publication number: 20140052360
    Abstract: Various injector cooling structures and related engine systems and methods are provided. In one example, an injector cooling structure includes a cooling channel defined by a cooling jacket of a turbine. A cooling bore is provided at least partially within the cooling jacket, with the cooling bore configured to receive a pintle of an injector. The cooling channel is configured to circulate coolant for cooling the injector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: James Edward Arner, John Patrick Dowell, Shashi Kiran, Alexis Gruschow, Milan Shah
  • Publication number: 20140047983
    Abstract: Dispensing devices are disclosed that include a base, a reservoir that has a volatile active, and a housing. The housing includes a horizontal component and a vertical wall extending upwardly from the horizontal component. The horizontal component and the vertical wall define an interior volume of the housing. An activator is operatively connected to the reservoir. When the activator is activated, the volatile active is released from the reservoir into the interior volume of the housing to create a first quantity of volatile active having a first emanation rate and a second quantity of volatile active having a second emanation rate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Paul E. Furner, Jeffrey L. Harwig, William G. Parsons
  • Patent number: 8646437
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new auxiliary system of cold start, preferably used in the internal combustion engines that use alcohol as fuel. The engines ‘Flex Fuel’ (alcohol/gasoline/GNV) are included in the possibility of the use of this invention. The cold starting system makes use of resistances (3) positioned in the entrance of the injectors (4); resistances (6) inside of each injector (1) or one resistance (5) for every pipe holder of nozzles (2), and the three possibilities can be used simultaneously, combined two by two or separately, depending on the necessity of warm up alcohol flow and the energy consumption. It can also make use of groups of resistances (11, 12, 13) positioned in the intake. Additionally one or two auxiliary injectors can be foreseen (supplementary) in the intake collector with the same alcohol heating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Fiat Automotives S/A—Filial Mecanica
    Inventor: Luís Carlos Monteiro Sales
  • Patent number: 8629375
    Abstract: A defogger system includes structure defining a window or a mirror, a heating element operatively connected to the structure to selectively apply heat to the structure, and a source of electrical energy. The defogger system also includes a switch and an electrically conductive path from the source of electrical energy to the heating element. The switch includes an active material member, and is configured such that the switch interrupts the electrically conductive path when the active material member is above a predetermined temperature. The switch is also configured such that the switch does not interrupt the electrically conductive path when the active material member is below the predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas W. Pinto, IV, Paul W. Alexander, Nancy L. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140008458
    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: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: Meng-Yao Chuang
  • Patent number: 8602330
    Abstract: An electrostatic atomization device (A) for increasing hydrophilicity of collected matter (15) that has low hydrophilicity and is attached to a surface of a processing subject (1). The device includes an atomization electrode (6), which generates electrostatically charged atomized water droplets to increase the hydrophilicity, a water supply member (8), which supplies water to the atomization electrode (6), and a voltage application member (9), which applies voltage to the water supplied to the atomization electrode (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Tomohiro Yamaguchi, Junpei Ohe, Hiroshi Suda, Takayuki Nakada
  • Publication number: 20130299605
    Abstract: A compression member for use in a showerhead electrode assembly of a capacitively coupled plasma chamber. The member applies a compression force to a portion of a film heater adjacent a power supply boot on an upper surface of a thermal control plate and is located between the thermal control plate and a temperature-controlled top plate. The member is composed of an electrically insulating elastomeric material which can work over a large range of compressions and temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Darrell Ehrlich, Daniel Arthur Brown, Ian Kenworthy
  • Publication number: 20130276703
    Abstract: The invention provides a gas treatment apparatus comprising an exterior circular gas spray portion including an exterior circular gas channel, and at least two regions and a cover. Each region has an upper gas spray portion and a lower gas spray portion. The upper gas spray portion has a plurality of first gas channels and a plurality of first heat exchange fluid conduits, each the first gas channel is arranged interlaced with each the first heat exchange fluid conduit. The lower gas spray portion comprises a plurality of second gas channels and a plurality of second heat exchange fluid conduits, each the second gas channel is arranged interlaced with each the second heat exchange fluid conduit, and each the second gas channel surrounds each the first gas channel. The combinations of the first gas channels and the second gas channels in adjacent regions respectively are arranged at an angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: HERMES-EPITEK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jui-Sheng CHENG, Tsung-Hsun HAN
  • Patent number: 8561917
    Abstract: A liquid heating assembly including a heat-conductive displaceable element and a liquid heating enclosure defining a liquid heating volume including a primary liquid heating volume portion and a secondary liquid heating volume portion, separated by the heat-conductive displaceable element, the primary liquid heating volume portion including a heat exchanger for directly heating liquid in the primary liquid heating volume portion and for indirectly heating liquid in the secondary liquid heating volume portion via the heat-conductive displacement element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: M-Heat Investors, LLC
    Inventors: Uri Arkasjevski, Joseph Rogozinski, Vychislav Ivanov
  • Publication number: 20130269612
    Abstract: The invention provides a gas treatment apparatus comprising an exterior circular gas spray portion, an upper gas spray portion, a lower gas spray portion and a cover on the exterior circular gas spray portion and the upper gas spray portion. The upper gas spray portion has a plurality of first gas channels and a plurality of first heat exchange fluid conduits, each the first gas channel is arranged interlaced with each the first heat exchange fluid conduit. The lower gas spray portion comprises a plurality of second gas channels and a plurality of second heat exchange fluid conduits, wherein the second plenum is located under the first heat exchange fluid conduits and above the second heat exchange fluid conduits, each the second gas channel is arranged interlaced with each the second heat exchange fluid conduit, and each the second gas channel surrounds each the first gas channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: HERMES-EPITEK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jui-Sheng CHENG, Tsung-Hsun HAN
  • Patent number: 8550147
    Abstract: A windshield washer fluid heater having a housing which defines a housing chamber. A subhousing is disposed in the housing chamber. This subhousing is constructed of a thermally conductive material and divides the housing chamber into an outer housing chamber between the housing and the subhousing, and an inner housing chamber inside the subchamber. The outer housing chamber and inner housing chambers are fluidly isolated from each other. A core is disposed in the inner housing chamber thus forming an annular fluid chamber between the core and the subhousing. A washer fluid inlet on the housing is open to one end of the annular chamber while a washer fluid outlet at the other end is open to the other end of the annular chamber. An engine coolant inlet is open to the outer chamber while an engine coolant outlet is also open to the outer chamber at a position spaced from the inlet so that fluid flow into the coolant inlet flows through the outer housing chamber and to the coolant outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Clear Vision Associates, LLC
    Inventor: Jere R. Lansinger
  • Patent number: 8499739
    Abstract: A fluid injector for an exhaust treatment device is disclosed. The fluid injector may have a housing at least partially forming a fluid chamber. The housing may have a central axis, and a fluid passageway configured to supply fluid to the fluid chamber. The supply of fluid may be in a tangential direction relative to the central axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn Brian Cox, Stephen Michael Wiley, Alan R. Stockner, Thomas Randall McClure, Xiaohui Gong, Qiang Chen, Robert Lowell Miller