Heating Means Patents (Class 239/135)
  • Patent number: 10314934
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing method, the method comprising steps of: providing a drop on demand apparatus comprising a plurality of nozzles in fluid communication with a fluid reservoir; selecting a subset of the plurality; dispensing fluid via the selected subset of the plurality; pausing all dispensing of fluid; selecting a second subset of the plurality; dispensing fluid via the second selected subset of the plurality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stephan Gary Bush, Faiz Feisal Sherman
  • Patent number: 10161534
    Abstract: A hydrant for selectively valving and delivering fluid under pressure to a plurality of different fluid outlets. The hydrant housing has at least one fluid inlet and multiple fluid outlets. A valve operating shaft is mounted for axial rotation in the hydrant housing and positioned transversely to a valve seat having a first set of valve ports therethrough annularly arranged on a first circumference about the shaft, and a second set of valve ports are provided through the valve seat and annularly arranged on a concentric second circumference of different diameter than the first circumference about the shaft. A valve actuator disk secured for rotation with the operating shaft slidably engages the valve seat in a rotary fashion to selectively valve the valve ports open and closed in selected combinations with rotation of the shaft to preselected positions of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Charles N. Santry
  • Patent number: 10130970
    Abstract: Jetting dispensers and methods for jetting droplets of fluid material are disclosed. A jetting dispenser may include a fluid module and a plunger. A fluid module includes a fluid body member having within it a fluid body bore, and a nozzle having a dispensing opening. A plunger has a distal tip end surface that opposes and is complementary to a nozzle element surface of the nozzle adapted is moveable between a retracted position spaced from the dispensing opening and a forward position proximate to but spaced from the nozzle. At least one droplet of fluid material is jetted from the dispensing opening as the plunger moves from the retracted position to the forward position. The plunger is stopped prior to contacting the nozzle, so wear is lessoned and fluid material containing particles may be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Jeff Groene, John D. Jones, Nicole Nurse
  • Patent number: 9839922
    Abstract: Methods are provided for producing an intermittent liquid jet are provided that involve delivering a liquid through a gas dynamic nozzle, which includes an inner tube carrying the liquid, an outer tube carrying a focussing sheath gas, an exit channel and an exit aperture, injecting a stream of the liquid into the exit channel, wherein the liquid is enclosed by the focussing sheath gas in the exit channel, controlling emission of the liquid from the inner tube into the exit channel to produce a periodic, linear intermittent liquid jet including spurts of linear continuous jet sections separated by liquid-free gaps, and output of the intermittent liquid jet through the exit aperture. Furthermore, methods of scattering measurements on samples in a liquid using the method of producing an intermittent liquid jet and an injector device for producing an intermittent liquid jet are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignees: Arizona Board of Regents Acting for and on Behalf of Arizona State University, Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Wissenschaften E.V.
    Inventors: Robert Bruce Doak, Robert Shoeman, Sabine Botha, Ilme Schlichting
  • Patent number: 9821325
    Abstract: An injector apparatus and methods for use, where the injector apparatus comprises: (a) hydraulic stage having first and second ends and including a housing defining a cavity, a primary plunger disposed in the cavity and a secondary plunger, (b) a pressurization system coupled to the hydraulic stage's first end, where the primary plunger is in fluid communication with the pressurization system and is in mechanical communication with the secondary plunger, (c) a reservoir bore defined in the hydraulic stage housing and configured to receive the primary plunger's second end, where the secondary plunger is disposed within the reservoir bore and (d) a nozzle assembly including a housing, a gas tube and a nozzle capillary, where the nozzle capillary is partially disposed in and is substantially coaxial with the gas tube, where the nozzle capillary's first end is in fluid communication with the reservoir bore's second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Arizona Board of Regents on Behalf of Arizona State University
    Inventors: Uwe Weierstall, John Spence, R. Bruce Doak
  • Patent number: 9808826
    Abstract: A jetting device and/or fluid module includes a nozzle with a fluid outlet, a body including a fluid chamber and a fluid inlet in fluid communication with the fluid chamber, and a valve seat disposed in the fluid chamber, where the valve seat includes an opening in fluid communication with the fluid outlet. The jetting device also includes a movable element having a top portion and a bottom portion, where the top portion is disposed external to the fluid chamber and arranged to be contacted by a reciprocating drive pin, and where the bottom portion is disposed within the fluid chamber. Finally, the jetting device also includes a sealing member contacting the movable element between the top portion and the bottom portion, where the sealing member also contacts the body, and defines a portion of a boundary of the fluid chamber to seal the fluid chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Stanley Cruz Aguilar, Mani Ahmadi, Stephen Russell des Jardins, Erik Fiske, Mark Meier, Horatio Quinones, Thomas L. Ratledge, Robert James Wright
  • Patent number: 9810187
    Abstract: A circuit configuration for inductively heating a fuel injector, includes an injection valve heater coil having connections forming first and second nodes, a capacitor connected parallel to the heater coil, a first inductor connected between a positive pole of a supply voltage and the first node, a second inductor connected between the positive pole of the supply voltage and the second node, a first controllable switching element connected between the first node and a negative pole of the supply voltage, a second controllable switching element connected between the second node and the negative pole of the supply voltage, and a control unit connected to control inputs of the switching elements for applying a switch-on level to the control inputs when the voltage at the respective node connected to a switching element becomes 0 and for dimensioning a switch-on duration of the switching element according to a preset heating power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Stephan Bolz, Martin Goetzenberger
  • Patent number: 9808816
    Abstract: A portable, self-contained, hand-held, spray gun system having spray gun with a handle, barrel, trigger, and an interchangeable cartridge containing a sprayable substance which may flow from the cartridge under pressure through a portion of the barrel past a selectively positionable needle valve and out an exit orifice of a nozzle when the trigger is squeezed allowing a user to spray the pressurized contents of the vessel over a selected surface and stop such spraying activity by releasing the trigger all without the need for a separate power source or motorized compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Gemini Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Enriquez
  • Patent number: 9726398
    Abstract: A fluid heating apparatus for heating fluid on a fluid path may comprise a fluid pump, a fluid heater, a temperature sensor to sense fluid temperature and generate a temperature signal, and a temperature control assembly configured to control the temperature of the fluid. The control assembly may comprise a target temperature input to receive a target temperature, a pump control to control operation of the fluid pump to control a flow rate of the fluid, and a heater control to control operation of the fluid heater to control a degree of heat output by the fluid heater. The temperature control assembly may be configured to increase and decrease fluid flow along the fluid path and to increase and decrease heat output of the fluid heater to control the temperature of the fluid at the fluid outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Sioux Corporation
    Inventors: Mark Wegner, Brad Hyronimus, John W. Finger
  • Patent number: 9724734
    Abstract: An improved hot water pressure washer utilizes a combination of technologies to achieve lower emission levels and increased operational efficiency. A forced air natural gas or forced air oil burner utilizes a flue gas and recirculation line to lower carbon monoxide and NOx emissions from a burner. A flue gas heat exchanger is utilized to lower the temperature of the exhaust gas. The lower exhaust gas temperatures allow for lower cost materials to be utilized. The efficiency levels of a hot water pressure washer are increased over known devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Kärcher North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul W. Linton, Gary G. Charlson, Dana Sean Plummer, Thomas E. Corsine
  • Patent number: 9541467
    Abstract: A leak detecting apparatus and method by which a regulated supply of gas is delivered from an adjustable pressure regulator to a smoke generator so that smoke generated within the smoke generator and carried to a fluid system being tested for leaks is at optimal density throughout the pressure range. The leak detecting apparatus and method have particular application for testing high pressure operating systems (e.g., the engine of a turbo-charged motor vehicle). A flow transducer measures the rate at which the regulated supply of gas flows to the smoke generator. First and second pressure transducers measure the pressure of the regulated gas and the pressure of the system being tested for leaks. The system under test is visually inspected for leaks after the pressure regulator is adjusted to a pressure to create an optimal maximum flow rate and the pressures measured by the first and second pressure transducers are equalized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: STAR EnviroTech, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory M. McCollom, Edward A. Murashie, Gary W. Halmbacher
  • Patent number: 9504794
    Abstract: A nebulizer kit includes a case body having a compressed air introduction tube in an upper end portion of which a nozzle hole that expels compressed air is formed, a suction channel formation member that forms a suction channel for sucking a liquid toward the upper end portion and that forms an atomizing area in an exit region of the nozzle hole, and a flow channel formation member having an aerosol discharge port. The suction channel has a first suction channel extending upward along an outer circumferential surface of the compressed air introduction tube, and a second suction channel that extends from the first suction channel toward the nozzle hole at a leading end area of the compressed air introduction tube and has a liquid suction port that expels the liquid. An upper sloped surface region that slopes toward the suction channel is provided above the liquid suction port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Esaki, Yoichi Sasai
  • Patent number: 9498405
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods and apparatus for tempering the temperature of a liquid in a fluid conducting system. More particularly, some embodiments of the invention relates to tempering the temperature of water supplied to a fixture from a water heater in a fluid conducting system. The system can include a heater for heating the fluid and a diffuser for slowing the rate at which water provided to a decontamination fixture is heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Magarl, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Eveleigh, Gary Cook
  • Patent number: 9421559
    Abstract: A chemical delivery system that delivers concentrated liquid chemical using a non-liquid motive fluid to deliver the concentrated liquid chemical in an undiluted form to a point of use. The concentrated chemical is delivered by the motive fluid by way of the aggressive interaction of a high-pressure jet stream of motive fluid causing a nearly complete local vacuum such that the concentrated chemical is drawn under low pressure into a jet vortex to form a chemical dispersion. Forming the chemical dispersion by way of this venturi eduction process occurs in a substantially continuous real-time manner allowing for multiple methods of controlling the total amount of chemical delivered and the rate in which it is delivered to the application device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Hydra-Flex, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Cornett, John Tyler Greffin
  • Patent number: 9382644
    Abstract: A melt-blowing die tip includes a first die tip half and a second die tip half with complementary mating surfaces. A flow system is engraved onto at least one of the mating surfaces. The flow system includes linear melt troughs, which are fluidly connected by channels. Spinning orifices downstream of the last melt trough, which may have diameters over an exceptionally broad range, produce fibers as small as nano-scale. Fasteners secure the two die tip halves, and at least one of the channels includes a curved portion to direct flow around a fastener. The resulting die tip has increased pressure tolerance, greater productivity, reduced costs, and supports the economical mass production of super fine fibers. Optionally, an engraved die plate may be inserted between the die tip halves. When both sides of the die plate are engraved with a flow system, the die may produce bi-component fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Inventor: Thomas M. Tao
  • Patent number: 9314806
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rotary projector for a coating product that comprises a spraying member (1) having at least one ridge (12) capable of forming a jet of product, a means for rotating the member (1), a stationary body (2) having primary (4) and secondary (6) openings formed on primary and secondary outlines surrounding the rotation axis (X1) of the member (1) and for respectively outputting primary and secondary air jets (J6). Each primary air jet is inclined relative to the rotation axis (X1) in a primary direction such that the primary air jet freely crosses the area where the ridge (12) is located, while each secondary air jet is inclined relative to the rotation axis (X1) in a secondary direction (J6) having at least one axial component (A6) and one radial component (R6), said components (A6, R6) being such that the secondary air jet (J6) impinges on an outer surface (13) of the spraying member (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: SAMES TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Patrick Ballu, Olivier Gourbat, Eric Prus, Denis Vanzetto
  • Patent number: 9185958
    Abstract: A blow dryer attachment for vectoring directional flow of an airstream exiting a barrel of a blow dryer. The attachment features at least two body components in an articulated engagement having a central passage which may be curved by such articulation to reposition and exit aperture in a nozzle end opposite a connection to a blow dryer. A flexible coupling may be provided as an interface to connect the device to a broader range of blow dryers. A rotational engagement of the first component to the blow dryer allows for rotation of the exit aperture around the axis of the blow dryer barrel for additional adjustment of the angle and direction or vector angle of the exiting airstream from the attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventors: Serafino Torres, Serafino Edwards
  • Patent number: 9188268
    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: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: UUSI, LLC
    Inventors: David W. Shank, John Washeleski, Peter Strom
  • Patent number: 9174362
    Abstract: Solvent-free spraying system including methods and apparatus for spraying plural component materials without requiring the use of solvents to flush out equipment or as part of the materials being dispensed. Materials sprayed can have simultaneously widely varying viscosities, pressures, temperatures and ratios between two or more respective components being combined by the spraying apparatus. Cure rates and gel times can vary widely from hours to less than 10 seconds for mixing and dispensing various plural component thermoplastic and thermosetting materials including foams, moldings and coatings made from urethanes, ureas, epoxies, polyesters, phenolics and other chemical compositions that react rapidly upon mixing of the components thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Castagra Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Winston Monchamp, Peter Paul Roosen
  • Patent number: 9162479
    Abstract: Positions of a plurality of nozzles of at least one first nozzle array of a plurality of nozzle arrays and positions of a plurality of nozzles of at least one second nozzle array of the plurality of nozzle arrays other than the at least one first nozzle array are offset from one another in a nozzle arrangement direction. A controller is configured to control ejection timings of ink from the plurality of nozzle arrays such that dots of the ink of the colors for each same pixel are offset from each other by an equal offset amount in the nozzle arrangement direction and a relative movement direction orthogonal to the nozzle arrangement direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9156046
    Abstract: An exemplary plural component heater assembly includes a plurality of heater modules each having a plurality of bores forming at least a first component path and a second component path, and at least one heating element receptacle configured to receive a heating element for heating the first and second component paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: WAGNER SPRAY TECH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Jerdee, Shawn Cameron Johnson
  • Patent number: 9074566
    Abstract: A heat exchanger, internal to an injector for a variable spray fuel injection system, uses nucleate boiling to maximize the heat flux from the heated metal to the fuel, wherein the nucleate boiling occurs along a control surface characterized by features conducive to generating detaching bubbles to transfer heat energy in a vapor flux. The source of heat flux may be an induction heater coil magnetically coupled to an appropriate loss component so that fuel inside a fuel component is heated to a desired temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Perry Czimmek, Hamid Sayar
  • Patent number: 9032903
    Abstract: Proposed is a device for coating substrates by means of high-velocity flame spraying. The device comprises a combustion chamber (4), a first fuel feeder (L1) for feeding a liquid or gaseous fuel as well as at least one gas feeder for feeding an oxidative gas. The devise comprises furthermore a second fuel feeder (L5) for feeding a liquid or gaseous fuel as well as at least one further gas feeder for feeding a gas. Both the first gas feeder and the two fuel feeders (L1, L5) port into a common combustion chamber (4). In addition, means 24, 28 are provided for independent control of the fuel feed into the two fuel feeders (L1, L5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: AMT AG
    Inventor: Silvano Keller
  • Publication number: 20150129132
    Abstract: A showerhead includes a body configured to receive a reaction gas, a nozzle on the body configured to inject the reaction gas to a substrate, and a plurality of conducting members in thermal contact with the body to conduct heat generated from the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Hong-Taek LIM, Ki-Kone KIM, Ho-Jun KIM, Jong-Yong BAE, Do-Hyung KIM, Jai-Hyung WON, Seung-Moo LEE
  • Publication number: 20150108245
    Abstract: A combined showerhead and tankless water heater. A control panel permits a user to adjust the temperature level of the water that is heated. In one embodiment, the water flowing through the tankless water heater portion can be heated up about an additional eighteen (18) degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: MARTA MARTINEZ
  • Patent number: 9010661
    Abstract: A washer nozzle includes a heat emitting unit for smoothly washing a glass in a winter season is installed. The washer nozzle for a vehicle which, by realizing a new type of washer nozzle to which an integral structure of a heat conductor and a nozzle cover is applied through insert injection-molding of the heat conductor is applied and to which a structure where a heat emitter is firmly fastened to the housing by using a structure in the housing is applied, can improve a washer liquid ejecting performance through an increase in a heat transfer efficiency inside the nozzle and reduce the number of processes and a defect rate through fixing of the heat emitter at an optimum location, thereby improving quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Soo Nam Kim, Jae Hyun An, Jin Hee Lee
  • Publication number: 20150097053
    Abstract: A liquefier assembly for use in an additive manufacturing system, which includes a rigid member having a gap, a liquefier tube operably disposed in the gap, one or more heater assemblies disposed in the gap in contact with the liquefier tube, and configured to heat the liquefier tube in a zone-by-zone manner, preferably one or more thermal resistors disposed in the gap between the rigid member and the heater assemblies, and preferably one or more sensors configured to operably measure pressure within the liquefier tube. The one or more heater assemblies may be operated to provide dynamic heat flow control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventors: J. Samuel Batchelder, William J. Swanson, Kevin C. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150083821
    Abstract: A substrate treating equipment includes a process tube receiving a boat in which a plurality of substrates are loaded, a heater assembly installed to surround the process tube, a nozzle unit supplying a process gas for forming a thin film on surfaces of the substrates into the process tube. The nozzle unit includes a heating reflecting member blocking and reflecting thermal energy provided from the heater assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Yong Sung Park, Sung Kwang Lee, Dong Yeul Kim
  • Publication number: 20150060566
    Abstract: In the ionization probe, an assist gas nozzle, coaxial with a nozzle, is provided around a nozzle that discharges a liquid sample. A housing inside which is formed an annular assist gas channel is provided around the assist gas nozzle. A gas inlet for introducing gas into the assist gas heating channel and gas outlet for feeding gas from channel to assist gas nozzle are provided at opposite locations across the center of the channel. Gas introduced into the assist gas heating channel is heated by a substantially annular heater, and high temperature gas is discharged through gas discharge hole of the assist gas nozzle. The heater and the channel through which high temperature gas flows are arranged solely at the tip part of the ionization probe, so thermal insulation of the probe base part can be easily accomplished.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: SHIMADZU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohito NAKANO
  • Patent number: 8967124
    Abstract: A fuel injector assembly includes a first coil that induces a time varying magnetic field into a second coil that is utilized to heat fuel flowing through the fuel injector. A first coil receives a first signal from a driver to generate a first magnetic field that moves an armature between an open and closed position. The second coil generates a second magnetic field generated by a current induced by the first coil into the second coil. The induced current is generated by an alternating current signal that is interposed onto a direct current signal sent to the first coil. The alternating current signal produces a time varying second magnetic field that induces heating of a magnetically active component with the fuel flow that in turn heats the fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Hornby, John F. Nally, Jr., Hamid Sayar, Perry Robert Czimmek
  • Patent number: 8967494
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for ejecting material. The ejected material is ejected as liquid and liquid vapor via an explosive process which can provide a very fast ejection as well as an ejection which has a large throw. The apparatus can be used to eject fuel for a fuel injector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: University of Leeds
    Inventors: Andrew McIntosh, Novid Beheshti
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8955766
    Abstract: A heatable injector for fuel injection in an internal combustion engine, the injector having an injector housing, a fuel space which is situated inside the injector housing, an adjustable injector needle which is arranged in the injector housing for opening and closing a fuel discharge opening of the injector housing, and a heating device which is arranged inside the injector housing with a heating element for heating the fuel which is situated in the fuel space. The heating element is configured as a coating of a boundary face of the injector with respect to its fuel space, the coating being composed of a carbon nanoparticle material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Marko Hertwig, Andreas Nauwerck, Matteo Skull
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150020733
    Abstract: A dampening unit that sprays viscous application liquid to a treatment surface includes a rotating brush driven to rotate around the axis, a liquid applicator that supplies the liquid to the brush, and a brush chamber to accommodate the brush. The brush chamber includes a wall that surrounds the brush. The wall defines an ejection window for discharging viscous application liquid that is either sprayed or spun away from the brush.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Frank Zimmer
  • Publication number: 20150016995
    Abstract: This application is directed to a fragrance dispenser attachably connected to a fan comprising: a housing having openings defined in the housing; a fragrance reservoir included in the housing for receiving a fragrance medium containing a fragrance; a cover operably associated with the opening for restricting airflow into the fragrance reservoir; and, a cover actuator operably connected to the cover having an open position allowing airflow into and out of the fragrance reservoir for dispensing a fragrance and a closed position for restricting airflow into and out of the fragrance reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Nathan A. Scolari
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140370203
    Abstract: A system and method for depositing an aerosolized powder of solid particles on a substrate for printed circuit applications is disclosed and comprises cold spraying the aerosolized powder onto the substrate to form a finite feature, wherein at least one of the dimensions of length and width of the finite feature measures 500 microns or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: NDSU RESEARCH FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Robert A. Sailer, Justin M. Hoey, Iskander Akhatov, Orven Swenson, Artur Lutfurakhmanov, Michael Robinson
  • Publication number: 20140367480
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for dispensing a fluid. In one illustrative embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a housing comprising a chamber, a dispensing device, and a nozzle system. The housing may be configured to receive the fluid. The housing may be configured to increase a tendency of the fluid to flow within the chamber. The dispensing device may be configured to move the fluid in the chamber towards an exit of the chamber such that the fluid is dispensed through the exit of the chamber. The nozzle system may be configured to control an exit pressure of the fluid that is dispensed through the nozzle system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Chin H. Toh, Trent Rob Logan
  • Publication number: 20140352616
    Abstract: A crucible apparatus comprises: a crucible having an opening, the crucible being configured to store an organic material; a heating device surrounding the exterior of the crucible, the heating device being configured to provide heat to the crucible; at least one thermal ball configured to deliver the heat provided by the heating device to the organic material within the crucible so as to sublimate the organic material; and at least one spray nozzle disposed at the opening of the crucible and configured to spray the sublimated organic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Su-Hwan Lee, Mu-Hyun Kim, Eun-Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 8890040
    Abstract: An electrically heated aerosol-generating system for receiving an aerosol-forming substrate includes a heating element including a first electrically conductive element electrically insulated from a second electrically conductive element by an electrically insulating portion. The first and second elements are elongate and are electrically connected to each other by an electrically resistive portion. At least one electrically conductive element and the electrically resistive portion are arranged such that they are at least partially in contact with the aerosol-forming substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Olivier Greim, Julien Plojoux, Dani Ruscio
  • Patent number: 8884198
    Abstract: A fuel delivery system for a vehicle includes a fuel injector that dispenses heated fuel flow and controls the temperature of the heated fuel within a desired temperature range. Fuel flowing through the example fuel injector is inductively heated by a valve element sealed with the fuel flow. A driver controller detects changes in temperature by monitoring changes in parameters that vary responsive to temperature in the material of the heated element. Changes in the material responsive to temperature are utilized to tailor input into the heated element to maintain a desired temperature of the heated element and thereby the temperature of the fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Perry R. Czimmek
  • Publication number: 20140329020
    Abstract: A thermo spray gun (10) includes at least one of; at least one removable nozzle tip (20) for spraying a coating material, at least one replaceable nozzle tip (20) for spraying a coating material, and at least one interchangeable nozzle tip (20) for spraying a coating material. A thermo spray gun system (1000) includes a thermal spray gun (10) and at least one mechanism (30/40) at least one of; storing at least one nozzle tip installable on the thermal spray gun and being structured and arranged to install at least one nozzle tip on the thermal spray gun. A method of coating a substrate (S) using a thermo spray gun (10) includes mounting at least one nozzle tip (20) on the thermo spray gun (10) and spraying a coating material with the at least one nozzle tip (20).
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: SULZER METCO (US) INC.
    Inventors: Ronald J. Molz, Dave Hawley, Richard McCullough
  • Publication number: 20140327720
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser is disclosed herein. An example of such a fluid dispenser includes a member configured to define a plurality of orifices through which a fluid is ejected and a manifold including a plurality of fluid passageways each of which is configured to have a different angle relative to the member. This example of a fluid dispenser additionally includes a plurality of slots each of which is coupled to a different one of the fluid passageways of the manifold to conduct the fluid from the fluid passageways towards the orifices. Additional features and modifications of this fluid dispenser are disclosed herein, as are other examples of fluid dispensers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Silam J. Choy, Garrett E. Clark, Rio Rivas, Ed Friesen, Kelly Ronk
  • Patent number: 8876024
    Abstract: The present invention generally comprises a heated showerhead assembly that may be used to supply processing gases into a processing chamber. The processing chamber may be an etching chamber. When processing gas is evacuated from the processing chamber, the uniform processing of the substrate may be difficult. As the processing gas is pulled away from the substrate and towards the vacuum pump, the plasma, in the case of etching, may not be uniform across the substrate. Uneven plasma may lead to uneven etching. To prevent uneven etching, the showerhead assembly may be separated into two zones each having independently controllable gas introduction and temperature control. The first zone corresponds to the perimeter of the substrate while the second zone corresponds to the center of the substrate. By independently controlling the temperature and the gas flow through the showerhead zones, etching uniformity of the substrate may be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Carducci, Olga Regelman, Kallol Bera, Douglas A. Buchberger, Paul Brillhart
  • 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