Combining Of Separately Supplied Fluids (i.e., Plural Flow Paths) Patents (Class 239/398)
  • Patent number: 11454013
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bidet/toilet combination (1) comprising: —a toilet bowl (2) surrounding a bowl space (3); —a spray device (4) comprising a spray nozzle (5) located in the bowl space (3); wherein the spray nozzle (5) is arranged and designed to adopt a rest position (6) and a use position (7). The invention also relates to a method for operating said toilet and to the use of said bidet/toilet combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: GROHE AG
    Inventors: Achim Mielke, Olaf Schneider
  • Patent number: 11388866
    Abstract: A method of using a system to apply liquid over a selected area includes providing a source of liquid, a first tube for transporting liquid from the source through the system, a connector, a check valve and a spray device. The connector includes a projection extending into the first tube. The projection has an inlet in fluid communication with the first tube. The connector further includes an outlet and a passageway in fluid communication with the inlet of the projection and the outlet of the connector. The check valve has an inlet in fluid communication with the outlet of the connector and an outlet. The check valve is operable to permit the passage of liquid from the inlet to the outlet upon pressurization of the liquid above a threshold pressurization level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Fixed Spray Systems, LLC
    Inventors: John R. Nye, Dirk Rene Kruger
  • Patent number: 11207702
    Abstract: A hand-held integral airbrush comprising a shell provided with a grab handle, wherein an upper accommodating cavity and a lower accommodating cavity are formed in the shell, wherein an airbrush assembly is arranged in the upper accommodating cavity of the shell, and wherein an air pump assembly is arranged in the lower accommodating cavity of the shell and is used for pumping compressed air into the airbrush assembly, wherein the hand-held integral airbrush further comprising a switch part, an operating button which comprises a first control part and a second control part, wherein an air pump and an airbrush are integrated in a the ergonomically designed grab handle, and wherein the air pump and the airbrush are controlled by the trigger-type operating button.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventor: Kaijun Zhu
  • Patent number: 11202929
    Abstract: A fire engine including a vehicle frame, a liquid nitrogen storage tank, a liquid nitrogen conveying pipeline, a gasification device, a plurality of electric valves, a water pipe adapter, a liquid nitrogen spray gun, and a mixed spray gun. The liquid nitrogen conveying pipeline includes a first pipeline and a second pipeline. The first pipeline connects the lower part of the liquid nitrogen storage tank, the gasification device, and the upper part of the liquid nitrogen storage tank sequentially in that order. The second pipeline connects the liquid nitrogen storage tank, an input end of the liquid nitrogen spray gun, and a first input end of the mixed spray gun. The mixed spray gun includes a first input end, a second input end, a liquid nitrogen nozzle, and a spray pipe. The spray pipe includes a contraction section, an expansion section, and an acceleration section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventors: Deli Zhang, Yongxing Ji, Liang Zhang, Zhankun Xie, Lei Tao, He Yang, Shengyang Duan
  • Patent number: 11154935
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing apparatus includes a platform, a dispenser configured to deliver a plurality of successive layers of feed material on the platform, at least one energy source to selectively fuse feed material in a layer on the platform, and an air knife supply unit. The air knife supply unit includes a tube having a plurality of holes spaced along a length of the tube, a multi-fluted helical screw positioned in the tube, a gas inlet configured to supply a gas into an end of the tube with the screw configured to guide the gas from the gas inlet through the tube and out the holes, and a spiral plenum surrounding the tube with the spiral plenum including an inner end to receive gas from the holes and an outer end to deliver the gas over the platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Bahubali S. Upadhye, Sumedh Acharya, Sandip Desai, David Masayuki Ishikawa, Eric Ng, Hou T. Ng
  • Patent number: 10898976
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a box header for an air-cooled heat exchanger. The method includes the steps of boring at least one hole into at least one end of an elongated slab of metal. Material from the slab is milled out adjacent to the at least one hole to form an elongated internal chamber in the slab having at least one open end. An inlet nozzle opening is machined into the elongated chamber and an outlet nozzle opening is machined into the elongated chamber. A plurality of tube holes and a plurality of plug holes are drilled and tapped in the elongated slab into the internal chamber. An end block is welded to the at least one open end in order to form a closed internal chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: AXH AIR-COOLERS, LLC
    Inventor: Ken Jones
  • Patent number: 10456765
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to an injection device configured to atomize a liquid into droplets using a gas, comprising a body comprising walls defining a recess, a liquid inlet orifice being formed laterally in said walls, and a gas injection assembly in which there is formed a passage for the circulation of gas between a gas inlet orifice at one end of the recess and a gas outlet orifice situated inside the recess, this assembly defining, with the walls of the body, a space for the circulation of liquid from the liquid inlet orifice to the constriction, and wherein the walls of the body define a constriction having a throat, downstream of the gas outlet orifice, and the injection device is arranged in such a way that the stream of gas at the outlet orifice covers a wall portion in close proximity to the throat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Romain Lesage
  • Patent number: 10344982
    Abstract: A fuel nozzle includes a first plate, a second plate axially spaced from the first plate, a shroud extending between the first plate and the second plate, thereby defining a plenum. Tubes extend through the first plate, the plenum, and the second plate. An inlet of each tube is defined through the first plate, and an outlet of each tube is located downstream of the second plate. The tube inlets have a first size, the tube outlets have a second size different from the first size, and the walls defining the tubes have a transition portion between the inlet and the outlet. The transition portion has an axial length from the fuel injection port to a location having a diameter of the second size. The transition portion of a first tube extends a first axial length and the transition portion of a second tube extends a different second axial length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Jonathan Dwight Berry
  • Patent number: 10232615
    Abstract: A microfluidic device, having a containment body accommodating a plurality of ejecting elements arranged adjacent to each other. Each ejecting element has a liquid inlet, a containment chamber, a piezoelectric actuator and an ejection nozzle. The piezoelectric actuators of each ejecting element are connected to a control unit configured to generate actuation signals and to be integrated in the containment body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Domenico Giusti, Mauro Pasetti
  • Patent number: 9789431
    Abstract: A cleaning device for a dust filter has a flow duct extending between an entry opening and an exit opening. An annular chamber surrounds the flow duct. Gas-inlet connectors are provided for inflow of pressurized gas into the annular chamber. Nozzle gaps delimited by nozzle-gap walls open toward the flow duct. The annular chamber has an upper annular shell and a lower annular shell interconnected pressure-tightly in a connection region. The gas-inlet connectors are molded on the upper annular shell. The lower annular shell is predominantly flat, extends horizontally or downwardly toward the nozzle gaps, and forms the lower nozzle-gap wall. In order to meet highest demands in terms of hygiene, in the connection region the angle at which the annular shells mutually abut in the annular chamber is at least 90°. Gaps and constrictions are thus avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Himenviro Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Blech, Vassilios Toutountsidis
  • Patent number: 9387447
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for introducing a carrier gas and liquid compounds or a liquid solution into an evaporation chamber, comprising a mixing chamber, including at least:—a first inlet for the admission of said compounds or said solution,—a second inlet for the admission of the carrier gas,—and an outlet connected to an inlet of an injector, so that a mixture of carrier gas and droplets of said compounds or of said solution is periodically injected, through a single injector outlet, into the evaporation chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: KEMSTREAM
    Inventors: Herve Guillon, Samuel Bonnafous, Jean Manuel Decams, Frederic Poignant
  • Patent number: 9221067
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is disclosed for the production, delivery and control of microscopic quantities of minute solid carbon dioxide (CO2) particles having uniform density and distribution for use in a CO2 Composite Spray process, which employs compression of liquid carbon dioxide to form a supersaturated liquid, which is then condensed via micro-capillaries into minute and highly energetic solid carbon dioxide particles, which are injected into a propellant gas stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: CLEANLOGIC LLC
    Inventors: David Jackson, Liviu Marian, Felipe Soto, John Lee
  • Patent number: 9072664
    Abstract: Powder drug compositions exhibiting improved flow properties are manufactured by spraying a suspension of surface-modified nanoparticles having an average particle size diameter of less than 100 nm in a dryable liquid carrier onto particles of a powder ingredient of a drug composition. The liquid carrier is rapidly dried so as to leave the nanoparticles on the powder. Other ingredients of the powder drug composition can also be added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventors: Stephen W. Stein, Michael W. Mueting, Timothy D. Dunbar
  • Patent number: 9022303
    Abstract: A fuel injection valve co-injects a liquid and a gaseous fuel into the combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine. A solid needle regulates the injection of liquid and gaseous fuels from a cavity in the fuel injection valve into the combustion chamber when the needle is lifted to its open position. In preferred embodiments, liquid fuel is metered and pressurized in an intensifier's cylinder provided within the valve body and the liquid fuel is delivered through a restricted flow passage into the cavity where it mixes with the gaseous fuel. The restricted flow passage can be formed by a small passage formed in the valve body or an annular passage between the needle and the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Westport Power Inc.
    Inventors: David Mumford, Sandeep Munshi
  • Publication number: 20150108240
    Abstract: A fragrance dispensing apparatus includes a housing. The housing includes a platform configured to receive an ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) bead packet. The EVA bead packet remains substantially unheated by the fragrance dispensing apparatus during operation of the fragrance dispensing apparatus. The fragrance dispensing apparatus further includes a lower module. The lower module includes a fan configured to selectively actuate airflow through the EVA bead packet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Chase, David Hendrickson
  • Publication number: 20150108241
    Abstract: A bead packet apparatus includes a plurality of beads that have been infused with fragrance. The bead packet further includes a fabric casing enclosing the plurality of beads. The plurality of beads may include ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) beads. The plurality of beads may be configured to release the fragrance over a period of time in the absence of heat above room temperature. The fragrance may be released in response to receiving an air flow between the plurality of beads.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Benjamin R. Chase, David Hendrickson
  • Patent number: 9010379
    Abstract: A method of entraining a second fluid in a first fluid is provided. The method comprises supplying a first fluid to a processing passage (4) having an inlet (6) and an outlet (8), and supplying an entrainment fluid to a nozzle (10) which opens into the processing passage (4) intermediate the passage inlet (6) and the passage outlet (8). A second fluid which will undergo a change of phase and/or state when added to the first fluid is also provided, and supplied to a first port (22) opening into the processing passage (4) adjacent the nozzle (10). The entrainment fluid is injected from the nozzle (10) into the processing passage (4) so as to form a dispersed phase of the first and second fluids in a continuous vapor phase, and the vapor phase is condensed downstream of the nozzle (10). A device suitable for carrying out such a method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Pursuit Marine Drive Limited
    Inventors: Michelle Gothard, Nicholas Cousins, Robert Scott
  • Patent number: 8998111
    Abstract: The dispenser draws a concentrate fluid from a liquid container into an input fluid. There is an elongated channel having an input for the input fluid and dispensing nozzle at an exit end for dispensing the concentrate fluid in a diluted form. A transverse intersecting channel is intermediate the input end and the exit end. An insert is moveable in the transverse intersecting channel, apertures of the moveable insert being alignable with apertures in the transverse intersecting channel and the liquid container. The channels from the liquid container will have a plurality of various sized apertures to provide for the flow of differing amounts of concentrate fluid into the input fluid. By adjusting the moveable insert in the transverse intersecting channel and/or the input fluid flow rate the concentration of concentrate fluid in the input fluid is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Pops Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Ming Sun
  • Patent number: 8991727
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a mist is provided. The apparatus has at least one working fluid supply conduit having an inlet in fluid communication with a supply of working fluid and an outlet in fluid communication with a first mixing chamber. The apparatus also includes a plurality of transport fluid passages, each of which has an inlet adapted to receive a supply of transport fluid and an outlet in fluid communication with the mixing chamber. Downstream of the mixing chamber is a nozzle having an inlet in fluid communication with the mixing chamber, an outlet, and a throat portion intermediate the nozzle inlet and outlet. The throat portion of the nozzle has a cross sectional area which is less than that of either the nozzle inlet or the nozzle outlet. The apparatus enhances the atomization of the working fluid to generate the mist.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Jude Alexander Glynn Worthy, James Oliver French
  • Patent number: 8978578
    Abstract: A powder delivery apparatus for transporting powder from one or more hoppers to one or more powder applicators. A cross feed network of multi-directional valves and fluid connections is interposed between transfer pumps coupled to the outlets of the hoppers to provide alternately selectable flow paths for the powder from each hopper to selected one of the powder applicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Inventor: Alexander I. Jittu
  • Patent number: 8955329
    Abstract: A fuel nozzle assembly has been conceived for a combustor in a gas turbine including a first passage and fourth passage connectable to a source of gaseous fuel, a second passage connectable to a source of a gaseous oxidizer, and a third passage coupled to a source of a diluent gas, wherein the first passage is a center passage and is configured to discharge gaseous fuel from nozzles at a discharge end of the center passage, the second passage is configured to discharge the gaseous oxidizer through nozzles adjacent to the nozzles for the center passage, the third passage discharges a diluent gas through nozzles adjacent to the nozzles for the second passage, and the fourth passage is configured to discharges the gaseous fuel downstream of the discharge location for the first, second and third passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Predrag Popovic, Abinash Baruah
  • Publication number: 20150041560
    Abstract: A pressure head with foaming function mounted onto a container with liquid substances includes a low-pressure suction force generator with a reducing port set into the discharge pipe of the pressure head, such that liquid already absorbed to the discharge pipe can flow through the guide port of the discharge pipe. The liquid is then collected and extruded from the reducing port, thus increasing the flow speed and reducing the pressure to generate a low-pressure suction force. An it guide port is arranged onto the discharge pipe and also located at a spacing with the reducing port. While the liquid is extruded from the reducing port to generate low-pressure suction force, air out of the discharge pipe is absorbed from the air guide port to the discharge pipe, such that an is mixed with liquid, making the liquid extruded from the discharge pipe foamed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Chun-Hsiang CHENG, Chun-HO CHU
  • Publication number: 20150013727
    Abstract: A fluid nozzle device includes: at least one fluid nozzle which includes a nozzle body having a first inner surface, a second inner surface that is opposite to and spaced apart from the first inner surface, an inner bottom surface that interconnects the first and second inner surfaces and that cooperates with the first and second inner surfaces to define a receiving space thereamong; a gas-intake tube disposed on top of the nozzle body; a liquid-intake tube formed with a liquid inlet and having at least one liquid outlet that is distal from the gas-intake tube; and a plurality of ejecting channels spaced apart from each other and disposed in the nozzle body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: els System Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chih-Ming Teng
  • 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: 20140367493
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device for spraying particles of dry ice, in particular for cleaning surfaces, comprising a gun (10) for orienting a drive fluid entraining said particles in a first direction, and a spray nozzle (4) for passage of said drive fluid loaded with said particles, said nozzle (4) comprising a neck (6). According to the invention, said device is configured so as to orient the fluid loaded with said particles in at least one other direction upstream of the neck (6) in the direction of flow of the drive fluid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Philippe Gomez
  • Publication number: 20140352411
    Abstract: A nebulizer for a charged aerosol detection (CAD) system is disclosed. The nebulizer is provided with a spray emitter for generating a spray of droplets within a central region of a spray chamber. The central region is separated from an upper region by a horizontally projecting rib, which defines a passageway between the central and upper regions. The major direction of droplet travel within the upper region is substantially reversed with respect to the major direction of droplet travel within the central region. Larger droplets are unable to negotiate the turn from the central to upper regions and impinge on a rear surface of the spray chamber. Removal of larger droplets has the advantageous effect of enabling the detector to sense a smaller range of particle sizes, which establishes a relatively steady electrical current at the detector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Alan Daniel YIM, Paul H. GAMACHE, Ryan S. McCARTHY
  • Publication number: 20140353495
    Abstract: A nebulizer characterized in being provided with: an inner tube, which is disposed coaxially with an outer tube in which a nebulizing outlet is formed and which, together with the outer tube, forms a gas channel therebetween; a sample channel, which is formed inside the inner tube and through which a liquid sample to be nebulized flows; and a reticular membrane disposed with a gap from the sample outlet that is formed at one end of the inner tube and in which multiple holes, through which liquid sample drops flowing out from the sample outlet pass along with a gas, are formed. Using the nebulizer, the particle size of the nebulized liquid droplets can be made uniformly fine over a broad range of sample liquid flow volumes while retention of sample liquid in the nebulizer is reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Kazumi Inagaki, Shin-Ichiro Fujii, Akiko Takatsu, Koichi Chiba, Takao Nakagawa, Masaaki Abe, Nobuyoshi Kitagawa, Yosuke Nakagawa
  • Publication number: 20140339338
    Abstract: Provided is an airbrush in which a needle cap separated from a nozzle is not easily lost. The airbrush includes: an airbrush body; a nozzle that is provided at a tip of the airbrush body so as to spray paint and air; a needle cap that is separably attached to the nozzle; and a needle cap attachment portion that is provided at a rear end of the airbrush body so as to temporarily attach the needle cap separated from the nozzle thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: ANEST IWATA Corporation
    Inventors: Ikuko SAITO, Takahiro IKEDA
  • Patent number: 8882085
    Abstract: A micro atomizer to produce stable aerosol concentrations having an aerosol mass median aerodynamic diameter (MMAD) of less than 10 microns with liquid flow rates in the microliter per minute range is provided. The micro atomizer includes a liquid channel in the shape of a thick-wall tube and a cap having an aerosol outlet orifice whereby a liquid-gas contact space is formed by the internal surface of the cap and the substantially flat end of the liquid channel. Pressurized carrier gas and the liquid to be aerosolized are allowed to come into contact within a precisely formed liquid-gas contact space. The desired aerosol characteristics are accurately established, stable, and reproducible. In an exemplary embodiment, the micro atomizer is used with a syringe and syringe drive to provide a continuous liquid source for aerosol generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Michael S. Horsmon, Charles L. Crouse, Richard J. Kreis
  • Publication number: 20140263703
    Abstract: Rotary lance drives for rotating a lance for injecting gas and powdered reagents into molten metal include a reciprocating rotary lance drive and an associated method. A lance mount which facilitates loading of a lance into a lance drive is also disclosed. Various lance designs are described for improving dispersion of reagent and decreasing process time, including lances having non-circular refractory portions and lances having cross-port arrangements for more evenly distributed reagent discharge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph R. WAITLEVERTCH, Larry J. EPPS, Nicholas S. ROMEO
  • Publication number: 20140263701
    Abstract: Example fluidic devices and methods are described. An example device includes a throughput chamber, an inlet to guide liquid in the throughput chamber and an outlet to guide liquid out of the throughput chamber. The example device also includes a rib that protrudes from a wall of the throughput chamber. The rib has a narrowed section in the throughput chamber between the inlet and the outlet to form a meniscus in the narrowed section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, LP.
    Inventors: Curt Gonzales, Ralph L. Stathem, David Olsen, Marc A. Baldwin
  • Publication number: 20140246517
    Abstract: A pressure washer includes a prime mover, a water pump, the water pump including a pump inlet for receiving fluid from a fluid source and a pump outlet for supplying a pressurized primary fluid, a jet pump including a primary fluid inlet fluidly coupled to the pump outlet, a secondary fluid inlet, and a fluid outlet, and a spray gun configured to be fluidly coupled to the fluid outlet of the jet pump, the spray gun including a spray gun outlet having a variable effective flow area. Wherein, in operation, in a high pressure operating mode, the pressurized primary fluid flows through the jet pump and exits through the fluid outlet of the jet pump, and in a high flow operating mode, the pressurized primary fluid flows through the jet pump and entrains a secondary fluid supplied through the secondary fluid inlet, resulting in a combined fluid flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventor: Jason J. Raasch
  • Patent number: 8821805
    Abstract: This application provides a process unit for the production of alkylate gasoline, comprising: a) a nozzle having an orifice that dispenses one or more recirculated streams comprising ionic liquid catalyst into a chamber in the nozzle, b) a conduit for introducing a hydrocarbon feed stream comprising an olefin to the orifice at a close distance from the orifice; and c) a throat connecting the chamber in the nozzle to an alkylation zone. The process unit can have multiple Venturi nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Huping Luo, Moinuddin Ahmed, Krishniah Parimi, Bong-Kyu Chang
  • Patent number: 8789725
    Abstract: A chemical mixing device. The device includes a flow generator operative to provide at least two streams of chemicals and a mixing chamber, including at least two inlets adapted to receive the at least two streams of chemicals and an outlet through which a mixture of the streams of chemicals is ejected from the mixing device. The mixing chamber has an open state in which the chemicals are mixed and a closed state in which the volume of the mixing chamber is less than a fifth of the open state volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: P G United States Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Moshe Malik, Shalom Levin, Shlomo Nevo
  • Patent number: 8783517
    Abstract: A chemical mixing device. The device includes a flow generator operative to provide at least two streams of chemicals and a mixing chamber, including at least two inlets adapted to receive the at least two streams of chemicals and an outlet through which a mixture of the streams of chemicals is ejected from the mixing device. The mixing chamber has an open state in which the chemicals are mixed and a closed state in which the volume of the mixing chamber is less than a fifth of the open state volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: P G United States Israel Ltd.
    Inventors: Moshe Malik, Shalom Levin, Shlomo Nevo
  • Publication number: 20140183281
    Abstract: A fluid distribution apparatus includes a distributor pipe configured to carry a fluid and a continuously tapered, ring-shaped collar distributor connected to the distributor pipe. The collar distributor includes a first portion and a second portion, the first portion having a continuous height along its circumference, the continuous height being at least as high as a diameter of the distributor pipe, the second portion extending from either end of the first portion and having a height that continuously tapers along its circumference from a height that is equivalent to the height of the first portion to a second height that is smaller than the height of the first portion. The distributor pipe connects to the collar distributor at the first portion. The apparatus further includes a plurality of inlet nozzles connected to the collar distributor. The second height is at least as great as a diameter of one the plurality of inlet nozzles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Hadjira Iddir, Robert Sanger, Robert T. Sprague, Franz-Marcus Nowak
  • Patent number: 8732978
    Abstract: Apparatus to dry milled silicon particles has solvent spray nozzles, solvent drainage, gas inlet, and gas exhaust. This drying can occur, for example, following an acid etch and a deionized water rinse. The drying apparatus is an enclosed system with a lid that contains a solvent feeding tube and exhaust ventilation. This enclosed system design creates an effective low temperature drying system in an inert atmosphere. The apparatus can handle a variety of different particle sizes, inhibits the growth of surface oxides on the particles by using lower temperatures, and allows reuse of solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Inventor: Yuji Richard Kuan
  • Publication number: 20140117109
    Abstract: Cold spray devices and systems are disclosed. They include a flowpath having an inlet adapted for receiving communication with two or more inputs and an outlet adapted to discharge the two or more inputs. A discharge nozzle may be included in the flowpath of the outlet and a confluence may be included in the flowpath at the inlet for combining the two or more inputs. A nozzle body houses the discharge nozzle separate and downstream from the confluence of the two inputs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Inventors: Christian Widener, Victor Champagne, Matthew Trexler, Dennis Helfritch, Rob Hrabe
  • Patent number: 8690078
    Abstract: Systems and methods for producing ozonated water on demand. In particular, these systems comprise a water source, an ozone source, and a nozzle that mixes ozone and water to form a highly concentrated, ozonated water solution. Instead of requiring the ozonated water to be re-circulated to achieve a desired ozone concentration, the nozzle is configured to form the ozonated water solution in a single pass through the nozzle. Additionally, instead of requiring the ozonated water to be discharged into a pressurized tank to increase ozone absorption, the nozzle allows the ozonated water to be openly discharged. In some cases, the nozzle comprises a venturi with multiple ozone inlets to increase mixing. Additionally, in some cases the nozzle comprises a single pass mixing mechanism that mixes the water and ozone to form the high concentrate, ozonated water solution in a single pass through the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Inventor: Thomas D. Gillette
  • Publication number: 20140091159
    Abstract: A fuel injector has the ability to inject two fuels that differ in at least one of pressure, chemical identity and matter phase, such as liquid diesel fuel and nature gas. A first direct operated check includes a closing hydraulic surface exposed to fluid pressure in a first control chamber, and is normally biased toward a closed position by a first spring. A second direct operated check has a closing hydraulic surface exposed to fluid pressure in a second control chamber, and is biased toward a closed position with a second spring. The first spring and the second spring are located on opposite sides of a plane oriented perpendicular to a long axis of the injector body, in part to satisfy packaging constraints when the direct operated checks are arranged in a side by side parallel configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Applicant: CATERPILLAR INC.
    Inventors: Cory A. Brown, Adrienne M. Brasche
  • Patent number: 8672237
    Abstract: An applicator for mixing and applying multi-component compositions to a work surface, such as two-component surgical sealants, while avoiding clogs, preventing cross-contamination of the components until a point of intended mixing at a location within the apparatus immediately upstream of an application opening in a tip cap, decreasing pressure drop along the applicator to facilitate fluid delivery, and increasing efficiency of mixing of the components. A luer hub sub-assembly having a proximal hub and a distal hub, an elongate, four-lumened cannula, and a spray tip sub-assembly are provided, with interconnections between the sub-assemblies preserving isolation of the fluid components from one another. The tip cap sub-assembly includes registration structure to assure proper alignment between tip cap and tip insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare SA
    Inventors: Daniel E. Roush, Justin Stevens, Atif M. Yardimci
  • Patent number: 8658248
    Abstract: A method for atomizing a liquid including providing an atomizer having a liquid supply conduit having an outlet at one end, a gas supply conduit opening into a port in the liquid supply conduit upstream of the outlet, and a means for imparting vibrational energy to the atomizer. In an embodiment, the liquid supply conduit and gas supply conduit are coaxially displaced relative to one another. The method further includes flowing liquid through the liquid supply conduit to the outlet while simultaneously flowing gas through the gas supply conduit, and imparting vibrational energy to the atomizer to atomize the liquid exiting from the outlet. The introduction of gas at the port results in a spray of droplets with improved dimensional properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Edward J. Anderson, Jesus R. Ramos
  • Patent number: 8632021
    Abstract: The patent application relates to a pump head assembly. The pump head assembly includes a pump head which at least has a water inlet and a first water outlet between which a pressurizing unit is provided, and the pump head further includes a second water outlet, a throttle orifice is provided between the water inlet and the second water outlet, the throttle orifice is provided with a water outlet end and a water inlet end, the throttle orifice is provide with a liquid suction port, and a one way valve is provided on the liquid suction port. The pump head assembly realizes cleaning liquid suction by self-pressure of tap water, which lowers energy consumption, and effectively and reasonably saves energy sources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Inventors: Jiang Li, Bo Wang, Yingtang Ling
  • Publication number: 20140001278
    Abstract: An eductor system includes an eductor body having an eductor outlet and a motive fluid inlet being generally orthogonal to the eductor outlet, a suction nozzel disposed within the eductor body and co-axial with the eductor outlet, the suction nozzle extending between a nozzle proximal end and a nozzle distal end, the nozzle proximal end is fixed to the eductor body; and a suction tube element slidably disposed within the suction nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: James Alroy E. Hagquist, Robert M. Hume, III, Terrance L. Lund, Roderick I. Lund
  • Patent number: 8597729
    Abstract: In a method and system for forming microbeads, a polymer solution includes particles and a polymer dissolved in a solvent. A stream of the polymer solution flows into a chamber. A focusing fluid contacts and focuses the polymer stream in the chamber. The focusing fluid and the focused polymer stream flow, as a single flow stream, out from the chamber. Pendant droplets detach from a leading end of the single flow stream to form the microbeads. The focusing fluid reacts with the polymer solution to form functional groups at a surface of the microbeads for binding with biorecognition molecules. In the system, a flow focusing apparatus includes a flow focusing body shaped to define the chamber. Microbeads formed according to the methods and systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: FIO Corporation
    Inventors: Sebastien Fournier-Bidoz, Warren Che Wor Chan
  • Publication number: 20130312422
    Abstract: A gas/liquid fuel nozzle assembly includes a premixing tube bundle having an array of mixing tubes, a fuel plenum delivering fuel to the mixing tubes, a cartridge tube disposed within the fuel plenum, and a liquid fuel cartridge disposed in the cartridge tube. The liquid fuel cartridge is spaced from the cartridge tube to define an annulus. The cartridge tube and the fuel plenum are constructed in fluid communication such that gas fuel in the plenum is injected into the annulus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: James Harold Westmoreland, Gregory Allen Boardman, Patrick Benedict Melton
  • Publication number: 20130298562
    Abstract: A fuel injector having an injector body, a mixing circuit, and at least one injector is provided. The injector body has a plurality of manifolds, an inlet, and an outlet. The manifolds are configured for receiving fuel, and the inlet is configured for receiving air. The mixing circuit is positioned within the injector body. The mixing circuit is configured for receiving fuel from at least one of the manifolds, and air from the inlet to create an air-fuel mixture that exits the outlet. The least one fuel injector is positioned radially outwardly from the mixing circuit. The at least one injector receives fuel from at least one of the plurality of manifolds and injects fuel to the outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Jun Cai, Mark Allan Hadley, Jayaprakash Natarajan, Lucas John Stoia
  • Publication number: 20130299602
    Abstract: A system includes a multi-tube fuel nozzle with a fuel nozzle body and a plurality of tubes. The fuel nozzle body includes a nozzle wall surrounding a chamber. The plurality of tubes extend through the chamber, wherein each tube of the plurality of tubes includes an air intake portion, a fuel intake portion, and an air-fuel mixture outlet portion. The multi-tube fuel nozzle also includes a differential configuration of the air intake portions among the plurality of tubes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Michael John Hughes, Thomas Edward Johnson, Jonathan Dwight Berry, William David York
  • Publication number: 20130273239
    Abstract: Nozzle designs which have been found to be effective in governing overspray in OVJP are provided. Aspects of the invention have been found to be effective in reducing or avoiding sudden pressure drops at the end of the nozzle close to the substrate, and may be advantageously employed in obtaining, for example, greater consistency between the nozzle outlet diameter and the deposited pattern width.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Universal Display Corporation
    Inventors: Siddharth Harikrishna Mohan, Paul E. Burrows
  • Publication number: 20130228348
    Abstract: The present invention provides, inter alia, an apparatus for generating a mist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventor: Jude Alexander Glynn Worthy