Including Heating Or Cooling Patents (Class 239/13)
  • Patent number: 10698316
    Abstract: A target generation device replacement trolley includes: A. a linear movement mechanism configured to hold a target generation device configured to output a target material and linearly move the target generation device in a direction in which the target material is output; and B. a positioning portion configured to position the linear movement mechanism relative to a mounting part of a chamber on which the target generation device is mounted. The target generation device replacement trolley further includes C. a drive unit configured to drive the linear movement mechanism. The target generation device replacement trolley further includes D. a mount configured to hold the linear movement mechanism. The positioning portion is provided to the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventor: Toshihiro Nishisaka
  • Patent number: 10641493
    Abstract: A premixing fuel nozzle assembly for a turbomachine is disclosed as having at least one fuel injector with an outer jacket having a first end and a second end and a threaded surface disposed therebetween. The first end has a cylindrical sealing surface and the second end has at least one wrenching pocket. An annular hub is disclosed as having an aperture with a first end and a second end and a threaded surface disposed therebetween, wherein the aperture is configured to at least partially house the fuel injector therein and the annular hub further has a conical seat about the first end. The fuel injector cylindrical sealing surface swages inward to form a hermetic seal when contacting the annular hub conical seat as the fuel injector is threaded into the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Edward Johnson, Kaitlin Marie Graham, Geoffrey David Myers
  • Patent number: 10316666
    Abstract: Methods for performing in situ balancing of an internal rotating component of a gas turbine engine are provided. The method can include inserting a repair tool through an access port of the gas turbine engine with the repair tool including a tip end positioned within the gas turbine engine and a material supply end positioned outside the gas turbine engine. The tip end of the repair tool is positioned adjacent to a surface of the internal rotating component of the gas turbine engine. A new material is supplied from the material supply end of the repair tool to the tip end of the repair tool; and is expelling from the tip end of the repair tool in a direction of the surface of the rotating component such that the new material is added onto a portion of the rotating part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David Scott Diwinsky, Herbert Chidsey Roberts
  • Patent number: 10265810
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method for performing in situ repairs of internal components of a gas turbine engine may generally include inserting a repair tool through an access port of the gas turbine engine such that the repair tool includes a tip end positioned within the gas turbine engine and a material supply end positioned outside the gas turbine engine. The method may also include positioning the tip end of the repair tool adjacent to a defect of an internal component of the gas turbine engine, wherein the defect defines a fillable volume along a portion of the internal component. In addition, the method may include supplying a filler material to the tip end of the repair tool and expelling the filler material from the tip end of the repair tool such that the fillable volume is at least partially filled with the filler material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David Scott Diwinsky, Herbert Chidsey Roberts
  • Patent number: 10251253
    Abstract: An extreme ultraviolet light generation device may include a chamber in which a target is irradiated with laser light and extreme ultraviolet light is generated, and a target supply unit configured to eject a target into the chamber. The target supply unit may be provided with a nozzle member including an ejection face having an ejection port configured to eject the target into the chamber. An angle ?1 defined by the ejection face and the gravity axis may satisfy a condition of “0 degrees<?1<90 degrees”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Gigaphoton Inc.
    Inventors: Fumio Iwamoto, Tsukasa Hori, Toshiyuki Hirashita
  • Patent number: 10060628
    Abstract: A fuel nozzle assembly for a gas turbine engine is disclosed herein. The fuel nozzle assembly may include a fuel injector including an outer jacket having a first end and a second end with a threaded surface disposed therebetween. The first end of the fuel injector may include a cylindrical sealing surface. The fuel nozzle assembly also may include an annular hub including an aperture having a first end and a second end with a threaded surface disposed therebetween. The aperture may be configured to at least partially house the fuel injector therein and includes a conical seat about the first end. The cylindrical sealing surface may swage inward along the conical seat to form a seal therebetween as the liquid fuel injector is threaded into the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas Edward Johnson, Kaitlin Marie Graham
  • Patent number: 9919514
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus includes: a head unit that has a nozzle array in which a plurality of nozzles are arranged, that discharges a liquid from each of the plurality of nozzles, and that causes liquid columns to extend downwardly; a liquid droplet generating unit that irradiates at least the two liquid columns with a laser beam in a direction obliquely intersecting with the arrangement direction when viewed from the center of the nozzle array and that separates liquid droplets from the liquid column; and a direction changing unit that applies energy to the liquid droplets and changes flying directions of the liquid droplets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Keigo Sugai
  • Patent number: 9908330
    Abstract: A liquid discharge apparatus includes: a head unit that has nozzles that discharge a column-shaped liquid; a liquid droplet generating unit that applies cyclically changing energy to positions of the column-shaped liquids discharged from the nozzles, which are separated from the nozzles, and that generates liquid droplets; and a direction changing unit that changes a flying direction of at least some liquid droplets of the generated liquid droplets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Keigo Sugai
  • Patent number: 9731371
    Abstract: The subject innovation relates to engine driven welding systems and methods regulating an environmentally controlled electrode compartment within storage constraints to maintain electrode integrity regardless of environmental factors outside the container. Various sensors and controllers which directly or indirectly provide input to the engine of the engine driven welder are used to facilitate such regulation, which is conducted at least in part using the engine itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Licoln Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward A. Enyedy, Badri Narayanan, Paul E. Denney, Steven R. Peters
  • Patent number: 9381568
    Abstract: A system for making a material having domains with insulated boundaries is provided. The system includes a combustion chamber, a gas inlet configured to inject a gas into the combustion chamber, a fuel inlet configured to inject a fuel into the combustion chamber, an igniter subsystem configured to ignite a mixture of the gas and the fuel to create a predetermined temperature and pressure in the combustion chamber, a metal powder inlet configured to inject a metal powder comprised of particles coated with an electrically insulating material into the combustion, wherein the predetermined temperature creates conditioned droplets comprised of the metal powder in the chamber, and an outlet configured to eject and accelerate combustion gases and the conditioned droplets from the combustion chamber and towards a surface such that conditioned droplets adhere to the surface to form a material having domains with insulated boundaries thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Persimmon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Martin Hosek, Sripati Sah
  • Patent number: 9341153
    Abstract: A fuel injector includes an injector body forming an actuator portion. An actuator bore is formed in the actuator portion and is at least partially defined by an inner surface and by an end surface. An actuator disposed in the actuator bore and has an outer surface such that a flow channel can be defined between the inner surface of the actuator bore and the outer surface of the actuator. A cooling flow passage is formed in the injector body, in fluid communication with the actuator bore, and is adapted to supply cooling fluid to the actuator bore. A drain passage is formed in the injector body, in fluid communication with the actuator bore. An internal cooling fluid flow path extends from the cooling flow passage, through the flow channel, and from the flow channel through the drain passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Ibrahim, Stephen R. Lewis, Avinash R. Manubolu
  • 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: 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: 8906203
    Abstract: A system enables the use of solar heat energy together with electromagnetic energy and optionally energy produced during fermentation of organic products to produce fresh water from salt water, wastewater and water vapor contained in the atmosphere. The resulting fresh water can optionally be rendered drinkable by adding mineral salts at the desired concentration. A method and reactors combine electromagnetic and solar heating steps and optionally heat exchanges with a hot gas originating from combustion, to evaporate droplets of a spray produced from salt water or wastewater. The vapor obtained is separated from the salt particles or agglomerated impurities during evaporation using a cyclone system. The vapor can then be transported over a large distance before being condensed by bearings, in order to separate the water from any additives or impurities that may be present. Additives can be used to lower the vapor pressure of the liquid water and to facilitate droplet fractionation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventor: Nicolas Ugolin
  • Patent number: 8873940
    Abstract: A fan assembly includes a motor-driven impeller for creating an air flow, a casing including an interior passage for receiving the air flow, and a plurality of air outlets for emitting the air flow from the casing. The casing defines and extends about an opening through which air from outside the casing is drawn by the air flow emitted from the air outlets. The fan assembly also includes at least one heater for heating at least a first portion of the air flow, and means for diverting at least a second portion of the air flow away from said at least one heater. The plurality of outlets includes at least one first air outlet for emitting the relatively hot first portion of the air flow and at least one second air outlet for emitting the relatively cold second portion of the air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: John David Wallace, Chang Hin Choong
  • 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
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140306023
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for operating a jetting device, configured to expel droplets of an electrically conductive fluid wherein at least a part of the conductive fluid is positioned in a magnetic field, the method comprising the steps of providing a direct electrical current in the part of the conductive fluid positioned in the magnetic field, and providing an alternating electrical current in the part of the conductive fluid positioned in the magnetic field, the alternating electrical current, wherein the direct electrical current and the alternating electrical current are controlled such that the sum of heat generated by the direct electrical current and the alternating electrical current is substantially constant. The invention further relates to a jetting device for employing the described method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: OCÉ-TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventor: Sandor Hubertus Gertrudis JOPPEN
  • Patent number: 8827176
    Abstract: HVOF torches introduce fuel and oxidizer reactants into a central passage so as to form a concentric stream having an axial stream of oxidizer surrounded by an annular stream of fuel that is positioned against a sidewall that bounds the central passage. The fuel can be introduced so as to swirl about the axial stream of oxidizer. The torch can be formed by a body having the central passage therethrough and an insert residing in the central passage and having an oxidizer passage therethrough. A portion of the insert can have a reduced cross section so as to form an annular fuel chamber, from which the flow of fuel into a passage first section is restricted so as to distribute the fuel against the sidewall. The torch can be provided with a cooling jacket to prevent damage to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Inventor: James A. Browning
  • Patent number: 8746586
    Abstract: A device for spraying a cosmetic or dermatological composition may comprise an ultrasound or electrostatic spray head, an airflow generator for entraining a spray of composition particles atomized by the spray head and a conditioning device, the conditioning device arranged to modify the temperature of the outgoing stream of air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Nicolas Duru, Marion Prunier
  • Patent number: 8740109
    Abstract: Apparatus producing superheated water and/or steam for weed (36) killing, etc. has diesel fired boiler (30), which, via pump (32), generates hot water at a pressure of 40-52 bar and temperature of 90-115° C. This passes down tube (12) and encounters the constriction provided by nozzle (14). Passing through nozzle (14) into depressurization chamber (16), which is at atmospheric pressure, the water boils. When the super heated water exits ports (20) of distribution pipe (18) it encounters ambient temperature and is transformed into high temperature water vapor and/or water droplets. The apparatus controls or kill weeds (36) using a smaller volume of water and less energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Steamwand International Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Philip Muston, David Parkin, Jeremy Winer
  • Publication number: 20140084080
    Abstract: A method of managing aircraft exhaust includes providing hot air at a hot air mass flow rate, providing cold air at a cold air mass flow rate, and mixing the hot air and the cold air at a variable hot air mass flow rate to cold air mass flow rate ratio, wherein the variable hot air mass flow rate to cold air mass flow rate ratio is selectively maintained independent of at least one of (1) a variation in the hot air mass flow rate and (2) a variation in a translational speed of the aircraft.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC.
    Inventors: Daniel B. Robertson, Dudley E. Smith, Robert M. Laramee
  • Publication number: 20140076988
    Abstract: A method for controlling a temperature of a jetting device, the jetting device being configured to jet droplets of a fluid at a high temperature, the fluid comprising an electrically conductive fluid, wherein at least a part of the fluid is positioned in a magnetic field, includes heating the jetting device to an operating temperature, being defined as the temperature suitable for jetting droplets, using a heat jetting droplets by providing an electrical actuation current in the part of the fluid positioned in the magnetic field, thereby generating a force in the conductive fluid; determining upcoming jetting conditions, the upcoming jetting conditions being defined as the jetting conditions corresponding to droplets to be jetted at a time (t1) which is later than the present time (t0); determining settings for the heat based on the determined upcoming jetting conditions; controlling the heating of the jetting device using the heat in accordance with the determined settings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: OCE-TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Mircea V. RASA, Marcel SLOT, Henricus C. M. VAN GENUCHTEN, Wilhelmus P.J. CLASSENS
  • Publication number: 20140070020
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method provided for spraying a coolant to a work piece include a coolant feed line, at least one delivery nozzle for delivering the coolant, and shielding means which surround at least part of said delivery nozzle. The shielding means are arranged with the work piece to form an essentially closed space, and said shielding means includes exhausting means for exhausting gas from the essentially closed space, and means for keeping the outside of the shielding means at a temperature above the dew point.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Akin Malas, Brian King, Laszlo Szeman, Peter D. Smith, Paul Bowcher, Mike Clark, Peter Christoforou
  • Publication number: 20140053453
    Abstract: Embodiments provide an applicator configured to pressurize and heat a mixture of water and herbicide, and expel the heated and pressurized water/herbicide mixture from the applicator. In some embodiments, the herbicide may be an organic herbicide such as organic acids, simple sugars, surfactants, or ammonia. The applicator may include an inline heating element coupled with a spray tip of the applicator such that the inline heating element may receive a water/herbicide mixture from a water line of the applicator, heat the water/herbicide mixture, and then supply the water/herbicide mixture to the spray tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Peterson
  • Publication number: 20140048614
    Abstract: A membrane device is intended for the release of volatile compositions. The membrane device includes one or more membrane layers which are permeable to the volatile composition and which are positioned within a vapor impermeable package such as package formed by an upper and lower vapor impermeable panel. The upper vapor impermeable panel includes a window that allows access to the membrane layer for activation of the membrane device. The membrane device can also include decorative portions for aesthetic appeal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Inventors: Thomas F. Santini, Anthony R. Budraitis
  • Patent number: 8632059
    Abstract: A fragrance disperser in one form includes a single fan that passes air over a wicked single or double fragrance. A second form has the fan reversible to provide two different airstreams that evaporate respective different fragrances one after the other. Where two fragrances are provided, the evaporation may be by respective electrical heaters. A fragrance source may be formed by two sheets joined together to form two chambers each receiving a respective wick and having respective exposed wick portions. The source may incorporate a source of electrical power. An alternative source has a reservoir for fragrance and a wick located in an air passage forming part of the source so that an air flow is guided through the passage past the wick to evaporate fragrance. Where two fragrances are provided, the fragrance sources may be located side-by-side and matching fragrances may have, for example, matching indicia on the sources so that the match can be easily determined visually.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: CTR Consultoria Tecnica e Representacoes, Lda
    Inventors: Richard P. H. Pankhurst, Brian D. Smith, Michael J. Evans
  • Publication number: 20140008454
    Abstract: HVOF torches introduce fuel and oxidizer reactants into a central passage so as to form a concentric stream having an axial stream of oxidizer surrounded by an annular stream of fuel that is positioned against a sidewall that bounds the central passage. The fuel can be introduced so as to swirl about the axial stream of oxidizer. The torch can be formed by a body having the central passage therethrough and an insert residing in the central passage and having an oxidizer passage therethrough. A portion of the insert can have a reduced cross section so as to form an annular fuel chamber, from which the flow of fuel into a passage first section is restricted so as to distribute the fuel against the sidewall. The torch can be provided with a cooling jacket to prevent damage to the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventor: James A. Browning
  • Publication number: 20140001280
    Abstract: A method and system for generating vapors of liquid solutions where a pneumatically modulated liquid delivery system maintains a defined flow rate for a liquid solution. The pneumatically modulated liquid delivery system includes a flow meter configured to measure a flow rate for the liquid solution flowing from a pressure vessel; a microcontroller configured to determine a pressure necessary to achieve the defined flow rate; and an electronic pressure control unit configured to adjust the pressure inside the pressure vessel. The system includes a nebulizer coupled to the pneumatically modulated liquid delivery system configured to receive the liquid solution from the pneumatically modulated liquid delivery system at the defined flow rate and configured to generate an aerosol of the liquid solution. A heat tube can vaporize the aerosol generated by the nebulizer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Christopher Field, Alexander V. Terray, Sean J. Hart, Duane A. Rogers, Adam Lubrano, Michael P. Malito
  • Publication number: 20130306750
    Abstract: A fuel injector includes an injector body forming an actuator portion. An actuator bore is formed in the actuator portion and is at least partially defined by an inner surface and by an end surface. An actuator disposed in the actuator bore and has an outer surface such that a flow channel can be defined between the inner surface of the actuator bore and the outer surface of the actuator. A cooling flow passage is formed in the injector body, in fluid communication with the actuator bore, and is adapted to supply cooling fluid to the actuator bore. A drain passage is formed in the injector body, in fluid communication with the actuator bore. An internal cooling fluid flow path extends from the cooling flow passage, through the flow channel, and from the flow channel through the drain passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Ibrahim, Stephen R. Lewis, Avinash R. Manubolu
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8511335
    Abstract: A heat transfer reduction apparatus and method for an article is disclosed that includes a first surrounding sidewall having a first base and an opposite first closure. The first sidewall, base, and closure all define a first interior, wherein a portion of the first sidewall is in contact with a first portion of the article. Also, a second surrounding sidewall that has a second base and an opposite second closure. The second sidewall, base, and closure all define a second interior, wherein a portion of the second sidewall is in contact with a second portion of the article. Further, a moldable insulating material is disposed within the first and second interiors. The first and second sidewalls form a separable clamshell interface to one another forming about the article first and second portions. Also included is structure for retaining the first and second sidewalls to one another at the clamshell interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventor: Teresa G. Murphy
  • Publication number: 20130134233
    Abstract: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions that improve the scent perception for a user. Improved scent perception is achieved by presenting alternating scents and by varying levels of output of scents, as well as by minimizing device clogging, thereby improving evaporation profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: The Proctor & Gamble Company
    Inventor: The Proctor & Gamble Company
  • Publication number: 20130099020
    Abstract: Liquid precursor material of a coating substance and a solvent is provided in a reservoir (STEP1, STEP1?). In one variant the liquid precursor material is distilled (STEP2), the resultant liquid coating substance is vaporized (STEP3) and ejected through a vapour distribution nozzle arrangement (7) into a vacuum recipient (3) and onto substrate 5 to be coated. Alternatively, the liquid precursor material is directly vaporized (STEP3?). From the two-component vapour coating substance vapour is applied to substrate 5? to be coated. In this variant separation of solvent vapour and coating substance vapour is performed especially downstream vaporizing (STEP2?).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: OC OERLIKON BALZERS AG
    Inventor: OC OERLIKON BALZERS AG
  • Publication number: 20130086836
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for effecting the sustained release of an insecticidal active agent, employing cellulosic mat technology and existing heating equipment, wherein the method comprises heating the mat, by means of a heater, at a temperature selected to be within the range of from 60° C. to 95° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Inventors: Eduard Monsonis Guell, Jordi Cortes Barea, Flors Salmons Creus
  • Publication number: 20130032640
    Abstract: An apparatus for physically cleaning a nozzle inside a chamber may include a cleaning member disposed inside the chamber. The nozzle is configured to output a target material into the chamber in which extreme ultraviolet light is generated. The cleaning member is configured to remove the target material deposited around the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: February 7, 2013
    Inventors: Takayuki YABU, Takeshi Kodama, Osamu Wakabayashi, Junichi Fujimoto
  • Publication number: 20130001319
    Abstract: A nozzle liner for a rotatable nozzle includes a seal land and a rotatable seal for moving with the nozzle. The seal has a first diffusion hole for distributing cooling air if the rotatable seal is in a first position and a second diffusion hole for distributing cooling air if the rotatable seal is in a first position and if in a second position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Curtis C. Cowan, Jorge I. Farah
  • Publication number: 20120321811
    Abstract: A system and method for fluidizing a polymer powder to be sprayed, metering the material into and mixing it with a heated carrier-gas stream to produce a spray, and using the spray to transport the material to a substrate and radiant and convective heating of the material during transport to achieve melting of the polymer powders.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Scott L. Coguill, Stephen L. Galbraith, Darren L. Tuss, Milan Ivosevic, Lawrence C. Farrar
  • Publication number: 20120273586
    Abstract: A plasticized elastomer includes a polymeric carrier and a volatile compound, such as a fragrance, medicament, or antimicrobial, disposed in the polymeric carrier. The polymeric carrier absorbs microwave energy and slowly dissipates it as heat until the polymeric carrier reaches thermal equilibrium with the ambient temperature. The heat of the polymeric carrier increases a vapor pressure of the volatile compound, which boosting its evaporation into the ambient environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: Mark R. Shook, Mark Grodsky
  • Publication number: 20120228397
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a staged fuel injector that includes, inter alia, a main fuel circuit for delivering fuel to a main fuel atomizer and a pilot fuel circuit for delivering fuel to a pilot fuel atomizer which is located radially inward of the main fuel atomizer. The main fuel atomizer includes a radially outer prefilmer and a radially inner fuel swirler. Portions of the main fuel circuit are formed in the prefilmer and portions of the pilot fuel circuit are formed in the prefilmer and the fuel swirler and are positioned proximate to and in thermal contact with fuel exit ports associated with the main fuel circuit and formed in the prefilmer. As a result, the pilot fuel circuit cools the stagnant fuel located in main fuel circuit, including the exit ports, even when performing at engine power levels of up to 60% of the maximum take-off thrust.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: Delavan Inc
    Inventor: Neal A. Thomson
  • Publication number: 20120217319
    Abstract: A reboiling jet apparatus comprises at least two nozzles in series, configured to cause boiling of a hot liquid in the first nozzle, deceleration and reduction of the gas phase in the second nozzle, followed by acceleration and reboiling in the second nozzle. A second deceleration and reduction of the gas phase occurs at the outlet of the second nozzle. Each deceleration causes heating of the liquid by reduction of the gas phase; thus, energy of a pressurized input fluid is efficiently converted into heat by action of the nozzles. A convergent-divergent nozzle for steam injection with a mixing chamber may be used instead of the first nozzle to cause the first boiling. Another nozzle may be used to introduce a cold fluid at the outlet of the second nozzle for mixing with the hot flow prior to completion of the second deceleration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventor: Vladimir Vladimirovich Fisenko
  • Patent number: 8201752
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for the low energy flash-like vaporization of liquids and the release of the resulting vaporized liquid into the atmosphere in the form of a visible plume, mist or cloud. Vaporization is occasioned in a geometrically small device capable of producing vaporized liquid that varies little in composition in comparison to the starting liquid feed to the device. The apparatus and method are primarily directed towards the treatment of small areas for residential air fragrancing, odor elimination, treatment of insects or pests, air sanitization, air and surface antibacterial or antimicrobial treatment, administration of personal pharmaceuticals or medicaments, as well as other ambient air or surface modification by way of gas, vapor or droplet distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Assignee: Vapore, Inc.
    Inventors: Kelly James Brodbeck, Warren Saul Breslau, Erick Mathew Davidson, Gregory van Buskirk
  • Patent number: 8197762
    Abstract: A method of dispensing a volatile material comprises the steps of providing power to a volatile material diffuser having a diffusion element. The method further includes the step of operating the diffusion element for a randomly determined period of time, wherein the diffusion element is continuously activated and deactivated during the period of time at a randomly determined duty cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas P. Gasper
  • Publication number: 20120126025
    Abstract: Systems, devices, methods, and compositions that improve the scent perception for a user. Improved scent perception is achieved by presenting alternating scents and by varying levels of output of scents, as well as by minimizing device clogging, thereby improving evaporation profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventors: Ricky Ah-Man WOO, Mario Alonso, John Philip Hecht, Steven Reece, Frank Andrej Kvietok, Eileen Marie St. Pierre, Zaiyou Liu, Christine Marie Readnour, Carl Eric Kaiser, Susan Eleanor Baillely, Sion Agami
  • Patent number: 8177140
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for providing an atomizing, shaping and driving fluid that can be used primarily in the painting industry. The apparatus includes a first heating and cooling unit for heating or cooling the paint carrying fluid, a series of nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and argon units for adjusting the concentration of nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and argon in said fluid, a manifold for mixing and controlling the flow rate of said fluid, a second heating and cooling unit for heating or cooling the fluid exiting said manifold, and an ionization unit for adjusting ionization of the fluid exiting the second heating and cooling unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Inventor: Michael Haydell
  • Publication number: 20120097757
    Abstract: A nozzle includes a center body and a shroud circumferentially surrounding at least a portion of the center body to define an annular passage between the center body and the shroud. A plurality of apertures pass through the center body to the annular passage, and a plenum extends inside the center body and is in fluid communication with the plurality of apertures. A cooling medium is in fluid communication with the plenum. A method for cooling a nozzle includes flowing a cooling medium through a plenum across a surface of the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Mahesh Bathina
  • Publication number: 20120097756
    Abstract: A nozzle includes a center body. A shroud circumferentially surrounds at least a portion of the center body to define an annular passage between the center body and the shroud. A closed loop cooling circuit extends inside the center body. A method for cooling a nozzle includes flowing a cooling medium through a closed loop cooling circuit inside the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Mahesh Bathina
  • Patent number: 8165460
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating an aerosol of a therapeutic agent and methods of using the same are disclosed. The apparatus comprises a heating element having a surface and a composition coating at least a portion of the heating element surface. The composition comprises a carrier and a therapeutic agent, wherein when the heating element surface is heated to at least the vaporization point of the carrier, the carrier vaporizes and releases the therapeutic agent from the composition as an aerosol. The heating element can be a coiled filament. The therapeutic agent can be a small molecule, a polynucleotide, a polypeptide, or a recombinant virus. The apparatus can be incorporated into a delivery device, such as a metered dose inhaler or an exposure chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Inventors: Anthony J. Hickey, Hugh D. C. Smyth
  • Patent number: 8157187
    Abstract: Apparatus for providing a heated cleaning fluid to a vehicle surface having an inlet port for receiving an amount of fluid; a housing bounding a reservoir in fluid communication with the inlet port; and an outlet port in fluid communication with the reservoir for dispensing an amount of heated fluid. A heater element heats fluid that passes from the inlet to the outlet port through the reservoir. A heat exchanger in thermal contact with the heater element for conveying heat to the fluid within the reservoir has a strut that divides fluid entering the housing through the inlet port into two flow paths and elongated fins that extend outwardly from the strut at transverse angles that bound fluid flow channels for fluid moving through said reservoir. A control circuit energizes the heater element with a voltage to heat the heating element and the fluid passing from the inlet to the outlet through the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: SBR Investments Company LLC
    Inventors: David Shank, John Washeleski, Peter Strom