Whirling Of Fluid Prior To Or At Point Of Addition Of Second Fluid Patents (Class 239/403)
  • Patent number: 10317081
    Abstract: A fuel injector assembly for a combustor is provided, including a fuel nozzle having an axial inflow swirler and one or more radial inflow swirlers spaced radially outward of the downstream end of the fuel nozzle and mounted to the combustor, wherein the airstreams produced by the swirlers airblast atomize fuel films produced by the fuel nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: James B. Hoke
  • Patent number: 10267525
    Abstract: A combustor arrangement for a gas turbine includes a first burner, a first combustion chamber, a mixer for admixing a dilution gas to the gases leaving the first combustion chamber during operation, a second burner, and a second combustion chamber arranged sequentially in a fluid flow connection. These elements of the combustor arrangement are arranged in a row to form a flow path extending between the first combustion chamber and the second burner. The combustor arrangement includes acentral lance body arranged inside the flow path and extending from the first burner through the first combustion chamber into the mixer and into the second burner, wherein the lance body includes a fuel duct for providing fuel for the first burner and/or for the second burner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ANSALDO ENERGIA SWITZERLAND AG
    Inventors: Douglas Anthony Pennell, Urs Benz, Adnan Eroglu, Ewald Freitag, Mirko Ruben Bothien, Andrea Ciani
  • Patent number: 10240791
    Abstract: A combustion burner includes a nozzle and a swirl vane disposed in an axial flow path extending along an axial direction of the nozzle. The swirl vane includes a tip portion for swirling gas, the gas flowing through a radially-outer region of the axial flow path, and a root portion disposed on an inner side in a radial direction of the nozzle, the root portion having a cutout on a side of a trailing edge. The radially-outer region and a radially-inner region of the axial flow path communicate with each other, at least in a range in the axial direction in which the swirl vane is disposed. The swirl vane has a pressure surface, a downstream region of the pressure surface of the root portion being defined by the cutout as a curved surface which curves in a direction opposite to the swirl direction toward the trailing edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naonori Nagai, Katsuyoshi Tada, Kei Inoue, Keijiro Saito
  • Patent number: 10240784
    Abstract: A burner assembly (100) for flaring low calorific gases, such as methane with high carbon dioxide content, may be configured to provide a gradual decrease in flow velocity. The burner assembly (100) may include a conical deflector (140) that creates a relatively large recirculation zone (154) downstream of the deflector (140), thereby to stabilize fluid flow. A swirl inducing structure positioned in a final stage of the burner assembly (100) further stabilizes the fluid flow and flame at different gas flow rates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roman Alexandrovich Skachkov, Christian Menger, Mikhail Petrovich Gusev, Konstantin Mikhailovich Serdyuk, Vladimir Konstantinovich Khan
  • Patent number: 10189030
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shower arm with a torus regulator and a magnetic ring that is comprised of a body (1) with a body head (25), a bell (2), a cover (3), a torus (4), a mixing element (5), a ring (6), a pin (7) and a barrier (9) on the cover, a barrier (8) and a nozzle (10) on the bell, a cavity (11) for water inlet, an inlet (12) of water into the shower head (25), a space (13), a gap (14) on the mixing element, a chamber (15), gaskets (16) and (17), a thread (18), a space (19) for directed flow, pins (20) and a groove (21) on the ring, a groove (22) on the bell, a thread (23) for connecting a hose, a support surface (24), a magnetic ring (26) and an output spray (27) of water and air. When the water circulates within the space (19) underneath the torus (4), negative pressure—vacuum occurs from both the internal and the external sides of the torus cross-section that conditions suction of the air from the chamber (15) of the cone of the bell (2). This air is suctioned through the nozzle (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: FTT DOO
    Inventor: Branko Mirkov
  • Patent number: 10132240
    Abstract: A multi-functional fuel nozzle (10) for a combustion turbine engine is provided. An annular fuel-injecting lance (12) may include a first fluid circuit (14) and a second fluid circuit (16). One of the first and second fluid circuits during a liquid fuel operating mode of the combustion turbine engine may convey a liquid fuel. The other of the first and second fluid circuits may convey a selectable non-fuel fluid. An atomizer (30) is disposed at the downstream end of the lance. The atomizer may have a first ejection orifice (32) responsive to the first fluid circuit to form a first atomized ejection cone (34), and a second ejection orifice (36) responsive to the second fluid circuit to form a second atomized ejection cone (38). The first and second ejection cones (34, 38) formed with the atomizer may be concentric cones that intersect with one another over a predefined angular range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Stephen A. Ramier, Vinayak V. Barve, Richard L. Thackway, Charalambos Polyzopoulos, Khalil Farid Abou-Jaoude
  • Patent number: 10125992
    Abstract: A gas turbine combustor includes a plurality of fuel nozzles, a premixing plate, and a plurality of annular flow sleeves. The plurality of annular flow sleeves includes an inner annular flow sleeve and an outer annular flow sleeve. The plurality of annular flow sleeves is formed to divide an airflow passage into a plurality of flow passages including an inner and an outer circumferential flow passages. The airflow passage is formed around the plurality of fuel nozzles. The airflow passage extends from an upstream side of the plurality of fuel nozzles to fuel injecting ports of the fuel nozzles. The plurality of annular flow sleeves rectifies a flow of air in each of the flow passages and guiding the flow of air to the fuel injecting ports of the fuel nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Wada, Toshifumi Sasao, Takeo Saito
  • Patent number: 10114240
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a spraying device and a coating method. The spraying device comprises a first spray unit and a second spray unit. The first spray unit is configured to spray a first solution for wetting a surface of a substrate, and the second spray unit is configured to spray a second solution for coating the surface of the substrate. During spraying, the second spray unit and the first spray unit advance in the same direction and the second spray unit is arranged behind the first spray unit in the advancing direction. In the present disclosure, the coated liquid diffuses across the surface of the substrate more quickly and uniformly, the alignment film formed on the surface of the substrate has a uniform thickness, thus avoiding mura due to an alignment film with a non-uniform thickness and improving quality of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kui Liang, Bin Feng, Jianfeng Yuan
  • Patent number: 9989256
    Abstract: An injection system for a turbine engine combustion chamber is provided. The injection system includes a first annular deflector surrounded by the bowl of the injection system and extending in the downstream direction from the downstream transverse surface that delimits the downstream side of the swirler. The first deflector has a free downstream end offset in the upstream direction from a downstream end of the bowl, so as to guide an air film output from the first orifices formed through the bowl. The internal radius of the cross section of the first annular deflector increases from the downstream transverse surface as far as the downstream end of the first annular deflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Denis Jean Maurice Sandelis, Romain Nicolas Lunel
  • Patent number: 9931003
    Abstract: A first head of a beauty device includes a stirring mechanism stirring bubbles, and a head case provided with an opening for allowing the bubbles stirred by the stirring mechanism to pass through. When the first head is used while being mounted to the body of the beauty device, bubbles are supplied to the stirring mechanism from the body of the beauty device. In a state where bubbles supplied to the stirring mechanism are present between the stirring mechanism and the skin, the bubbles are stirred and moved between the stirring mechanism and the skin by the stirring mechanism, and thus impurities of the skin are removed by the bubbles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidekazu Sueyoshi, Kazuyasu Ikadai, Kenichi Muraki, Tetsuro Hashiguchi, Natsumi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9579601
    Abstract: A method for treating a gas is shown which includes the steps of: injecting a powdered compound into the gas line, injecting an aqueous phase in droplet form into the line, capturing pollutants from the gases, and recovering the powdered compound separately. The step for injecting an aqueous phase in droplet form is done so as to moisten those particles of powdered compound in the gas line, when they are injected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: S. A. Lhoist Recherche et Developpement
    Inventors: Xavier Pettiau, Olivier Nyssen, Alain Brasseur, Alain Laudet
  • Patent number: 9383098
    Abstract: A combustor for a gas turbine generally includes a radial flow fuel nozzle having a fuel distribution manifold, and a fuel injection manifold axially separated from the fuel distribution manifold. The fuel injection manifold generally includes an inner side portion, an outer side portion, and a plurality of circumferentially spaced fuel ports that extend through the outer side portion. A plurality of tubes provides axial separation between the fuel distribution manifold and the fuel injection manifold. Each tube defines a fluid communication path between the fuel distribution manifold and the fuel injection manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Gregory Scott Means, Gregory Allen Boardman, Jonathan Dwight Berry
  • Patent number: 9366434
    Abstract: A well test burner system includes a plurality of burner nozzles. At least one of the burner nozzles includes a well product inlet, an air inlet, an air/well product mixture outlet, and an automatic valve. The automatic valve is configured to automatically adjust a ratio of air and well product supplied to the air/well product mixture outlet based on the well product received via the well product inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Trace Wayne Cody, Brian David Higgins, Gary Dean Schuerman
  • Patent number: 9254513
    Abstract: A method for lubricating rolls, especially work rolls (2, 3) of a rolling stand, and rolling stock (6) passed between the rolls during the rolling operation, in which a lubricant-gas mixture, a lubricant-water-gas mixture, a lubricant-water mixture and/or a grease-medium mixture is applied to the rolls (2, 3) or the rolling stock (6) on the run-in side of the rolling stand, is characterized by the fact that the mixture is prepared with at least one mixing device (14, 17, 27, 29, 31, 35) in the area upstream of the rolling stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: SMS group GMBH
    Inventors: Hartmut Pawelski, Hans-Peter Richter, Jürgen Seidel
  • Patent number: 9180470
    Abstract: The present invention is provided with an assembly for producing forficiform spray, which comprising a base body, the base body is disposed with a waterway inside; the waterway includes an inlet, an outlet and a circular cavity, the circular cavity is connected between the inlet and the outlet; the diameter of the outlet is larger than that of the inlet, the outlet is conical shaped with big end down; the joint of the inlet and the circular cavity is chamfered arc. When water flows into the cavity from the inlet, with the characteristics of the water, the outlet water forms a forficiform water of periodicity open and close; the present invention is full in granule, better suction effect, visual effect and massage effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignees: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Yangfeng Ji, Jianmin Chen, Zunyu Cai
  • Patent number: 9173725
    Abstract: A nozzle tip for a three-way syringe device, including a co-axial tube assembly having attachment feature adapted for releasable attachment of the nozzle tip to a syringe device, and wherein the tube assembly includes an outer tube and an inner tube, the inner tube having an end section including an inclined outlet face, and wherein the inner tube is tight-fit against the interior surface of the outer tube. The nozzle tip is included in a dental apparatus including a three-way syringe device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Astek Innovations Limited
    Inventors: Chris Thorp, Alan Julian Segal
  • Patent number: 9169148
    Abstract: The invention relates to a combustion method for glass melting, in which a flame is created both by a liquid fuel pulse and a single gaseous fuel pulse, characterized in that the fraction of the total power due to the liquid fuel varies between 20 and 80%, and in that the specific gaseous fuel pulse is limited to a value that is sufficiency low so that the NOx content of the flue gases produced does not exceed 800 mg/Sm3 for a cross-fired furnace and 600 mg/Sm3 for an end-fired furnace; an injector for implementing this method; a burner comprising one or more such injectors; a furnace comprising at least one such burner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignees: SAINT-GOBAIN EMBALLAGE, SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Patrice Rouchy, Laurent Garnier, Joseph Vernaz, Carlos Mazzotti De Oliveira
  • Publication number: 20150108236
    Abstract: A fuel system includes an external cool air source, and a fuel injector. The fuel injector includes a fuel circuit, an outer air circuit, an inner air circuit, and an outlet. The fuel circuit receives liquid fuel from a fuel inlet. The outer air circuit receives cool air from the cool air source and substantially surrounds the fuel circuit. The inner air circuit is in fluid communication with the outer air circuit and a portion of the fuel circuit substantially surrounds the inner air circuit. The outlet provides atomized fuel from the fuel circuit, outer air circuit and inner air circuit to a combustor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: DELAVAN INC.
    Inventors: Philip Buelow, Nicole L. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20150089920
    Abstract: An airblast fuel injector is provided for a fuel spray nozzle of a gas turbine engine. The injector has an annular air passage for the passage of a swirling air flow therethrough. The swirling air flow is used by the injector to produce an atomised fuel spray. The air passage contains a swirler for producing the swirling air flow, the swirler comprising a circumferential row of vanes which span inner and outer side walls of the air passage. Viewed on a longitudinal section through the injector, the air passage has a bend downstream of the swirler, the bend changing the direction of the air passage. The vanes are configured to introduce a radial component to the air flow exiting the swirler, the radial component guiding the air flow around the bend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher FORD, Ashley Gavin BARKER, Alastair Duncan WALKER, Jonathan CARROTTE
  • Patent number: 8955769
    Abstract: Foam dispensers, refill units for foam dispensers, and liquid pumps for use in foam dispensers are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, an inverted foam pump includes a compression chamber having an inlet valve and an outlet valve. The compression chamber is in fluid communication with a flow restrictor, an atomizer, a mixing chamber, a foaming chip and an outlet. The inlet valve, outlet valve, flow restrictor, atomizer, mixing chamber, foaming chip and outlet extend along a common axis. An air inlet is included that extends into the mixing chamber; the air inlet is an opening to atmospheric pressure. During operation, the liquid pump is located below the liquid container and liquid flowing from the compression chamber is accelerated and atomized. The atomized liquid enters the mixing chamber at a velocity sufficient to draw in air from the air inlet to mix with the liquid to form a foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Allen Pelfrey, Richard C. Sayers, Nick E. Ciavarella, John J. McNulty, Jackson W. Wegelin
  • Patent number: 8944349
    Abstract: The present invention provides a shower apparatus that allows the user to have a shower stream with a voluminous feel, even when a small volume of water is discharged, and also with a stimulus sensation arising from water being discharged in a pulsating manner. A shower apparatus F1 periodically changes the volume of air taken into an aeration unit 43 by oscillating a main water stream ejected toward the aeration unit 43 from a throttle unit 42 in a direction crossing the direction of the ejection, so that the bubbly water discharged from a water discharge unit 44 creates a pulsating shower stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Toto Ltd.
    Inventors: Kiyotake Ukigai, Minoru Sato, Katsuya Nagata
  • Publication number: 20150028133
    Abstract: The present application provides a fuel nozzle for use with a flow of air and a flow of fuel in a gas turbine engine. The fuel nozzle may include a plenum, a mixing tube element positioned within the plenum, and an enhanced mixing feature positioned within the mixing tube element so as to promote mixing of the flow of air and the flow of fuel. The enhanced mixing feature may include a turbulated mixing zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Yon Han Chong, Dereck Joseph Ouellet
  • Publication number: 20150028132
    Abstract: An internal mix air atomizing spray nozzle assembly having a nozzle body that defines a central liquid flow passage, an air guide for directing pressurized air within the nozzle, and a downstream air cap having an upstanding impingement post and a plurality of discharge orifice defining passages about the impingement post. The air cap passages each are oriented at compound angle with respect to a central axis for discharging atomized liquid flow streams in a conical spray pattern swirling in a predetermined rotative direction about the central axis, and the impingement post has a diffuser cap that defines a flat central liquid impingement surface and an outer annular array of non radial diffuser veins for directing the atomized liquid and pressurized air in a swirling fashion about the impingement post in the same relative direction as the swirling spray pattern from the air cap passages.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Daniel Vidusek, Bandish Patel
  • Patent number: 8931710
    Abstract: An improved rotary disc atomizer for use in, for example, spray dryers or congealers is disclosed. The rotary disc may be directly mounted to the shaft of a high-speed electrical motor. The high-speed electrical motor comprises a permanent magnet rotor and electro-magnetic bearings. The electro-magnetic bearings may be supported by one or more upper/lower bearing housings and used to enable frictionless support of the shaft/rotor and rotary disc. The atomizer system may further comprise a gas distributor enabled to dynamically adjust the velocity at which the gas leaves the radial vanes and meets with the atomized droplets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Dedert Corporation
    Inventor: Claude Bazergui
  • Patent number: 8919670
    Abstract: A fuel injection lance for an ore-smelting furnace includes a central conduit, a first conduit and a second conduit. The first and second conduits are concentric with the central conduit. A central conduit is connected to a fuel mixture. The first and second conduits are in flow communication with a gas source. The first and second conduits have gas flowing at independently controllable gas flow rates relative to the other conduit. A swirl portion has a cylindrical body with a hollow interior cylinder, and vertical and helical channels formed within the body portion. Vertical channels traverse the body portion vertically to the outer surface adjacent to the bottom surface. Helical channels traverse the outer surface in a helical pattern. Vertical channels intersect with corresponding helical channels at a predetermined angle selected to provide a desired particle distribution of a fuel injected into the furnace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: United States Steel Corporation
    Inventor: Pavan Kumar Shivaram
  • Publication number: 20140360202
    Abstract: A fuel injector includes pilot and main fuel injectors. The pilot fuel injector includes at least one pilot air swirler and the main fuel injector includes a main air blast fuel injector located between inner main and outer main air swirlers. A first air splitter is located between the pilot and inner main air swirlers and a second air splitter is located between the pilot and inner main air swirlers. The first air splitter has a downstream portion converging to a downstream end. The second air splitter has a downstream portion diverging to a downstream end. The second air splitter downstream end is downstream of the first air splitter downstream end and the ratio of the distance from the first air splitter downstream end to the second air splitter downstream end to the diameter of the second air splitter downstream end is in the range of 0.22 to 0.30.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Ian James TOON, Robert Anthony HICKS, Michael WHITEMAN, Waldemar LAZIK, Imon-Kalyan BAGCHI
  • Patent number: 8905329
    Abstract: A method and a device for producing a thin article or a thin coating on a previously manufactured solid body. At least two reactive polymer materials are mixed together thoroughly and die resultant mixture is discharged via a nozzle in the form of a thin tube. This thin tube is pulverized or atomized by means of the introduction of a controlled flow of pressurized air with the result that die pulverized mixture may be sprayed onto an open mold or onto a surface or onto a previously manufactured solid body which is to be coated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Stemma Srl
    Inventor: Ettore Bordin
  • Publication number: 20140352698
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for removing smoke and poisonous gas. The apparatus includes a body configured to include a flux unit which supplies water and a nozzle which is connected to the flux unit and has a narrower width than the flux unit, a frame configured to surround the body and include a suction part for removing smoke, and a heat sensitive unit fixed to seal the nozzle. When the flux unit, nozzle and frame sprays fluid with a certain pressure at high speed through the nozzle, pressure energy of the fluid is changed to velocity energy, and a vacuum state is formed in a suction room at a low pressure due to a fast speed. In order for an operation to be performed as a vacuum ejector for sucking another fluid, the suction part is positioned surrounding the nozzle, and the frame is provided to surround the heat sensitive unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Sung Woo Kim, Myung Min Kim, Myung Ah Kim
  • Publication number: 20140346086
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and method for distributing a liquid and gas in a multiple-bed downflow reactor, such as a hydrocarbon processing reactor, like a hydrocracker. The device comprises respectively the method uses a distributor device comprising a substantially horizontal collecting tray provided with a central gas passage. Gas passing in downward direction through the central gas passage is forced into a swirling motion by a swirler. This swirling motion has a swirl direction around a vertical swirl axis so that the gas leaves the central gas passage as a swirl. At a location above the collecting tray, a quench fluid is ejected into gas in an ejection direction, which is, viewed in a horizontal plane, at least partly opposite to the swirl direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Sujatha Degaleesan, Charles Eduard Dammis Ouwerkerk, Benoît Witkamp, Rachel Anna Worthen
  • Patent number: 8863502
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a metering module (15) for a liquid reducing agent, in particular a urea-water solution, for mixing the reducing agent with a gas, in particular air, for further introduction into an exhaust pipe (5) of an internal combustion engine (1). The metering module (15) comprises a metering valve (31) having a conduit (33), a compressed air duct (49) and a mixing chamber (35). An outlet opening of the conduit (33) for the reducing agent is arranged in the mixing chamber (35) at a distance from the mid-axis of the metering module (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Bernhard Feistritzer, Markus Foetschl, Werner Pape
  • Publication number: 20140299671
    Abstract: A metering system for a fuel atomizer includes a housing having a fuel inlet and an oxidizer inlet arranged coaxially, and an oxidizer metering device having a plurality of oxidizer channels, an oxidizer flow controller, and a fuel metering device. The oxidizer channels are spaced apart circumferentially in the housing and are arranged angled in at least one of a radially inward direction and a tangential direction to create a swirl of oxidizer flow in a mixing chamber of the fuel atomizer. The oxidizer flow controller is configured to control flow of oxidizer from the oxidizer inlet to the plurality of oxidizer channels. The fuel metering device is configured to control fuel flow from the fuel inlet to the mixing chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: Enginetics, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Lull, Justin Warner
  • Publication number: 20140291418
    Abstract: Provided is a nozzle for an injector including a nozzle body disposed interiorly of an air swirler, the nozzle body including a plurality of sets of multiple exit orifices arranged in an annular array with the orifices of one set alternating with the orifices of another set, wherein the plurality of exit orifices terminate at an end face of the nozzle body upstream of a common prefilmer orifice. Fuel may be directed through the orifices at varying angles and flow rates to allow for varying fuel metering and fuel swirl during staging.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Mark P. Ruffing, Robert R. Pelletier, Erlendur Steinthorsson
  • Publication number: 20140263748
    Abstract: An atomizing nozzle includes a combination of a body and a rotor. One end of the body has an inlet, and the other end of the body has a jetting hole. A channel passage connects the inlet to the jetting hole, and the rotor is mounted in the channel passage. The rotor has a head part and a body part, and at least one air passage is formed on a surface of the body part of the rotor. The air passage of the rotor surface may communicate with the channel passage. Thus, the fluid entering the channel passage may pass through the air passage and be jetted from the jetting hole to form a micro-atomization state, and the rotor is free from generating the obvious raked state or lateral displacement so that the working stability of the atomizing nozzle can be enhanced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Hui San HSU
  • Publication number: 20140263749
    Abstract: A nozzle tip assembly comprises a nozzle housing and a break-up insert. The nozzle assembly is adapted for receiving multiple pre-cursor fluids from multiple lumen. The pre-cursor fluids are kept substantially separate and forced around the break-up insert into a channel formed between the insert and the nozzle housing. Fluid is forced into fluted channels on a distal end of the break-up insert into a swirl chamber where mixing occurs prior to being expelled through an exit orifice in the nozzle housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: NEOMEND, INC.
    Inventors: Peter G. DAVIS, Tina L. MCARTHUR, Andrew J. BASILIO, Kristina L. CLAMPITT
  • Patent number: 8827187
    Abstract: A fuel injection valve includes: a nozzle body provided with an injection hole at a tip portion; a needle that is located slidably in the nozzle body and includes a seat portion seated on a seat position in the nozzle body; and an air bubble generation means generating air bubbles in a fuel flowing through the nozzle body, and when a curvature radius is R, a length of a curve is L and a constant is a, an inner peripheral shape of the injection hole includes a curving part passing through a region surrounded by a clothoid curve which is expressed by R×L=a2 and of which the constant a is 0.95 and an clothoid curve of which the constant a is 1.05 or a region surrounded by approximate curves of the clothoid curves at a cross-section surface along a direction of axis of the injection hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tatsuo Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20140239081
    Abstract: A two-substance nozzle for spraying a liquid-gas mixture, including a nozzle housing including at least one liquid inlet leading into a mixing chamber and at least one gas inlet leading into the mixing chamber, a swirl insert, an outlet chamber between the swirl insert and an outlet opening on the downstream end of the outlet chamber, wherein a restrictor is provided on the downstream end of the mixing chamber and an intermediate chamber is provided between the restrictor and the swirl insert.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventors: Timo SCHLECHT, Lars VATER, Markus ASTFALK
  • Patent number: 8757087
    Abstract: A device for coating an exterior of an elongate object includes a housing structure with an elongate chamber having first and second opposite ends. A port communicates with the first end for receiving the elongate object and an outlet is located at the second end. An air supply passage and a coating material supply passage communicate with the elongate chamber. Pressurized air and coating material are adapted to enter the elongate chamber through the air supply passage and the coating material supply passage, respectively, to form a mist in the elongate chamber moving toward the outlet while coating the exterior of the object. A method of coating an exterior surface of the elongate object with the coating material includes holding the elongate object lengthwise in the elongate chamber, mixing the pressurized air and the coating material to form a mist, and coating the exterior surface while directing the mist around the exterior surface and toward the outlet of the elongate chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Andreas Doker, Thomas Wanka, Michael Wilczek
  • Publication number: 20140157781
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine lean burn fuel injector includes a fuel injector head which has a first air swirler, a second air swirler arranged around the first air swirler, a pilot fuel injector arranged radially between the first air swirler and the second air swirler. A third air swirler arranged around the second air swirler, a fourth air swirler arranged around the third air swirler and a main fuel injector arranged radially between the third air swirler and the fourth air swirler. A shroud is arranged around the fourth air swirler. A downstream end of the shroud is generally circular in cross-section in a plane perpendicular to the axis (Y) of the fuel injector head and an upstream end of the shroud is generally elliptical in cross-section in a plane perpendicular to the axis (Y) of the fuel injector head.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventors: Anthony John MORAN, Christopher Luke FORD, Jonathan Frederick CARROTTE, Alastair Duncan WALKER
  • Patent number: 8740195
    Abstract: Systems and methods for diffusing gas into a liquid are disclosed. In some cases, the methods include tangentially introducing a liquid into a cylindrical chamber having a cylindrical inner wall such that the liquid develops a spiral flow. In some cases, gas bubbles are orthogonally introduced into the liquid as the liquid flows through the chamber. In some cases, a flow of the liquid and the gas bubbles is controlled such that a ratio of a liquid flow rate to a gas bubble flow rate does not exceed values which convert non-bacteria enriched, clear water into froth. In such cases, a mixture of the liquid and the gas bubbles to exit the chamber near an output end. While the liquid can include clear water, in some instances, the liquid also includes bacteria (e.g., surfactant-producing or non-surfactant-producing bacteria) and/or bacterial nutrients that allow for improved bioremediation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventors: Jakob H. Schneider, Joseph Mark Schneider
  • Publication number: 20140102084
    Abstract: A device for injecting a liquid, particularly an aqueous urea solution, into an exhaust gas flow has at least one atomizing nozzle which is designed as a two-component nozzle and by means of which the liquid is injected into the exhaust gas flow by means of pressurized air such that the liquid can be mixed with the pressurized air first directly upon exiting, or after exiting, the respective atomizing nozzle outside of the atomizing nozzle. The atomizing nozzle, or each atomizing nozzle, has a nozzle base body, a nozzle air cap and a nozzle insert which are formed as turning parts. The respective atomizing nozzle can be connected to a nozzle lance via the nozzle base body, and the nozzle air cap and the nozzle insert are received and held in the nozzle base body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventors: Plamen TOSHEV, Stephan Schlüter
  • Patent number: 8678301
    Abstract: A swirling device for injecting a medium into a turbine is provided. The swirling device includes a central axis, a central passage in an axial direction along the central axis and an outer perimeter. The swirling device further includes a first duct and a second duct. The first duct and the second duct are adapted for guiding the medium from a region surrounding the outer perimeter to the central passage. The first duct includes a first depth in the axial direction and the second duct includes a second depth in the axial direction. The first depth and the second depth are different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Phillip Hubbard
  • Patent number: 8677756
    Abstract: A burner, such as for a secondary combustion chamber of a gas turbine with sequential combustion having first and second combustion chambers, includes an injection device for introducing at least one gaseous fuel into the burner. The injection device has at least one body which is arranged in the burner with at least one nozzle for introducing the gaseous fuel into the burner. The body is configured as a streamlined body which has a streamlined cross-sectional profile and which extends with a longitudinal direction perpendicularly or at an inclination to a main flow direction prevailing in the burner. The at least one nozzle has its outlet orifice at or in a trailing edge of the streamlined body. The body has two lateral surfaces substantially parallel to the main flow direction. At least one vortex generator is located on at least one lateral surface upstream of the at least one nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Alstom Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: Madhavan Poyyapakkam, Anton Winkler, Khawar Syed, Adnan Eroglu, Andrea Ciani
  • Patent number: 8657212
    Abstract: A coaxial syringe spray assembly that includes a first receptacle defined by the assembly, a second receptacle defined by the assembly and in coaxial alignment with the first receptacle, and a spray tip assembly configured to be in fluid communication with both the first receptacle and the second receptacle. The spray tip defines a first fluid chamber in fluid communication with the first receptacle, a second fluid chamber in fluid communication with the first receptacle, and an outlet port that defines a blending chamber that is in fluid communication with the second receptacle, the first fluid chamber, and the second fluid chamber such that a first fluid introduced into the first fluid chamber and a second fluid introduced into the second fluid chamber are mixed in the blending chamber to provide a mixture having a helical flow pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Biomet Biologics, LLC
    Inventor: Ned M. Hamman
  • Publication number: 20140048625
    Abstract: An injector for mixing two propellants upstream of a combustion chamber. The injector includes: at least one injection element with a tricoaxial structure installed between two plates which between them delimit a space; and coaxial ducts including an internal coaxial duct and an external coaxial duct that are supplied in parallel with a same propellant, for example via the space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventors: Jean-Luc Le Cras, Jean-Marie Lonchard, Arnaud Fournet, Cyril Verplancke, Olivier Delahaye, Nicolas Cucco
  • Patent number: 8640463
    Abstract: A swirler for fuel injection in a gas turbine engine includes a frustoconical swirler body. A first and a second air flow path direct air in generally opposed circumferential directions into the swirler. These air paths intermix and create turbulence. As this turbulence encounters fuel droplets, the fuel is atomized, and uniformly distributed within the air flow. A shear layer is created adjacent an inner surface of the swirler body. In a separate feature, a third air flow path is directed into the air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Albert K. Cheung
  • Patent number: 8640974
    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: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Mahesh Bathina
  • Patent number: 8613400
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly that produces a cone-shaped spray pattern of entrained liquid droplets is disclosed. The nozzle includes an ultrasonic atomizer for atomizing a liquid on an atomizing surface located at the end of an atomizing stem. The nozzle assembly is supplied pressurized air that is directed to the atomizing surface by intercommunicating ports, chambers and/or channels. To provide the cone-shaped spray pattern, the ports, chambers and/or channels cause or direct the pressurized gas to rotate about the atomizing stem. When the rotating pressurized gas exits the nozzle assembly via proximate the atomizing surface, atomized liquid droplets become entrained in the gas. The rotating pressurized gas propels the droplets forward and moves at least some droplets circumferentially outward in the cone-shaped spray pattern. In various embodiments, the pressure of the gas can be adjusted to control the size and shape of the cone-shaped pattern and the distribution of droplets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Filicicchia, David C. Huffman, Michel R. Thenin
  • Patent number: 8579211
    Abstract: A nozzle includes a center body that defines an axial centerline 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 vanes between the center body and the shroud comprise a radially outward portion separated from the shroud. A method for enhancing flow through a nozzle includes flowing a fuel through a center body and flowing a fluid stream across a vane located between the center body and a shroud surrounding at least a portion of the center body. The method further includes flowing the fluid stream between a radially outward portion of the vane and the shroud, wherein the radially outward portion of the vane is separated from the shroud.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mahesh Bathina, Willy Steve Ziminsky
  • Patent number: 8567769
    Abstract: Apparatus and process for dissolving gas in a liquid. The process comprises: tangentially introducing a liquid into a chamber having an inner wall with sufficient volume and pressure to develop a vortex in the flowing liquid; orthogonally introducing gas into the flowing liquid through means located at the chamber inner wall for developing gas bubbles within the liquid. The apparatus comprises: a cylindrical chamber having a cylindrical inner wall, the chamber being oriented in any direction enclosed at both ends and with an entry port to introduce liquid to develop a spiral flow of liquid along the chamber inner wall toward the output end, a porous wall to permit the introduction of gas orthogonally into the stream to develop gas bubbles within the stream, and an exit port to discharge the mixture of gas bubbles and liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Jakob H. Schneider
  • Publication number: 20130233946
    Abstract: A fuel injection valve includes a nozzle body including an injection aperture; a needle that is slidably located in the nozzle body, forms a fuel introduction path between the needle and the nozzle body, and is seated on a seat portion in the nozzle body; a swirling flow generating portion that is located more upstream than the seat portion, and imparts a swirl with respect to a sliding direction of the needle to fuel introduced from the fuel introduction path; a swirl velocity increasing portion that is located more downstream than the seat portion, and increases a swirl velocity of a swirling flow generated in the swirling flow generating portion; and an air bubble reserving portion that is located more downstream than the swirl velocity increasing portion, and reserves air bubbles generated by passage through the swirl velocity increasing portion. The injection aperture opens in the air bubble reserving portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Tatsuo Kobayashi