At Or Beyond Outlet Patents (Class 239/418)
  • Patent number: 10147592
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods including a spray chamber are described. In certain examples, the spray chamber may be configured with an outer chamber configured to provide tangential gas flows. In other instances, an inner tube can be positioned within the outer chamber and may comprise a plurality of microchannels. In some examples, the outer chamber may comprise dual gas inlet ports. In some instances, the spray chamber may be configured to provide tangential gas flow and laminar gas flows to prevent droplet formation on surfaces of the spray chamber. Optical emission devices, optical absorption devices and mass spectrometers using the spray chamber are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: PerkinElmer Health Sciences Canada, Inc.
    Inventors: Chady Stephan, Hamid Badiei, Serguei Savtchenko, Samad Barzagan
  • Patent number: 10124759
    Abstract: Airbag cushion assemblies for aspirating ambient air to enhance inflation. Some embodiments may comprise an inflation module comprising an inflator and a plurality of high-velocity nozzles fluidly coupled with the inflator and configured to deliver inflation gas from the inflator into an airbag cushion. A housing coupled to the airbag cushion, may comprise an aspiration inlet configured to allow for receipt of ambient air into the airbag cushion during inflation of the airbag cushion. The plurality of high-velocity nozzles may be configured to, upon actuation of the inflator, draw ambient air into the airbag cushion along with the inflation gas from the inflator. In some embodiments, a valve assembly may be provided that is configured to open upon actuation of the inflator and to close following inflation of the airbag cushion to prevent air and inflation gas from exiting through the aspiration inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Autoliv ASP, Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley W. Smith, Jeffrey D. Williams
  • Patent number: 9878912
    Abstract: A method for preparing multi-wall carbon nanotubes comprising atomizing a precursor solution comprising an aromatic hydrocarbon and a carrier gas. The mixture is then injected through an ultrasonic atomization system to form atomized precursor droplets. Then by injecting the atomized precursor droplets from the top of a vertical chemical vapor deposition reactor, the droplets can then react with a reaction gas in the reactor vessel to form a film that adsorbs to a growth surface in the reactor vessel. Layer by layer multi-wall carbon nanotubes are formed. This method is repeated to form layers of the multi-wall carbon nanotubes. The nanotubes formed have an outer diameter of 10 nm-51 nm and a length to diameter aspect ratio of 7200-13200.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Zuhair Omar Malaibari, Muataz Ali Atieh, Fahad Ali Rabbani
  • Patent number: 9816185
    Abstract: A vertical chemical vapor deposition (CVD) reactor and a method for synthesizing metal oxide impregnated carbon nanotubes. The CVD reactor includes a preheating zone portion and a reaction zone portion, and preferably an additional cooling zone portion and a product collector. The method includes (a) subjecting a liquid reactant solution comprising an organic solvent, a metallocene, and a metal alkoxide to atomization in the presence of a gas flow comprising a carrier gas and a support gas to form an atomized mixture, and (b) heating the atomized mixture to a temperature of 200° C.-1400° C., wherein the heating forms a metal oxide and at least one carbon source compound, wherein the metallocene catalyzes the formation of carbon nanotubes from the at least one carbon source compound and the metal oxide is incorporated into or on a surface of the carbon nanotubes to form the metal oxide impregnated carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: KING FAHD UNIVERSITY OF PETROLEUM AND MINERALS
    Inventors: Fahad Ali Rabbani, Zuhair Omar Malaibari, Muataz Ali Atieh
  • Patent number: 9757529
    Abstract: Methods for reducing the risk of a thromboembolic event, and a related drug delivery system are provided. In some embodiments, a dose of acetylsalicylic acid can be provided in powder form to a patient using a dry powder inhaler. The dose can be effective to reduce a risk of a thromboembolic event in a patient. A dry powder inhaler used for the method can have a mouthpiece, a reservoir for receiving the dose of acetylsalicylic acid, and an actuation member for making available the dose of acetylsalicylic acid for inhalation by a patient through the mouthpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: OTITOPIC INC.
    Inventor: Kambiz Yadidi
  • Patent number: 9741575
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a chemical vapor deposition apparatus and associated methods. In some embodiments, the CVD apparatus has a vacuum chamber and a gas import having a gas import axis through which a process gas is imported into the vacuum chamber and being arranged near an upper region of the vacuum chamber. At least one exhaust port is arranged near a bottom region of the vacuum chamber. The CVD apparatus also has a gas delivery ring with an outlet disposed under the gas import. A pressure near the outlet of the gas delivery ring is smaller than that of the rest of the vacuum chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsiang-Wei Lin, Chia-Ho Chen
  • Patent number: 9314377
    Abstract: An inline storage-and-liquid-processing pouch for use with body fluids from a patient is presented that involves introducing body fluids into a first chamber in the storage-and-liquid-processing pouch and flowing air through a second chamber. The chambers are separated by a high-moisture-vapor-transfer-rate member. The air flow in the second chamber enhances liquid removal from the first chamber across the high-moisture-vapor-transfer-rate member. Other systems, devices, and methods are disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Daniel John Coulthard, Christopher Brian Locke
  • Patent number: 9295586
    Abstract: Wound treatment systems and methods are presented that involve treating a wound, such as a burn wound, with an absorbent polymer that helps maintain a desired moisture level and that also involve an evaporative subsystem that removes excess liquid from the absorbent polymer. Other systems, methods, and dressings are presented herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Brian Locke, Timothy Mark Robinson, Richard Daniel John Coulthard
  • Patent number: 9278362
    Abstract: A conduit with a terminal end, wherein proximate to the terminal end is an orifice plate, wherein the orifice plate has at least one orifice with at least one perimeter, and the at least one perimeter is in a fractal pattern, wherein the conduit can be a nozzle assembly for a flow, wherein examples of a nozzle assembly include a fuel injector, a shower head, a faucet head, and a nozzle head, wherein proximate to the terminal end of each nozzle is the orifice plate with a fractal pattern that provides a downstream spray pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Wells Gelven Fractal Technology, LLC
    Inventors: William Theo Wells, Grant A. Gelven
  • Publication number: 20150144303
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus comprising a first fluid delivery system configured to eject a first fluid through a first nozzle toward a surface to be cleaned; a second fluid delivery system configures to eject a second fluid through a second nozzle toward the surface to be cleaned, wherein the second fluid comprises a compressed gas at a pressure greater than 345 kilopascals (50 pounds per square inch); a housing configured to partially surround and mount the first and second nozzles; a connector configured to couple the first fluid delivery system to a first fluid source; and a connector configured to couple the second fluid delivery system to a second fluid source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Scott P. Burfeind
  • Publication number: 20150144715
    Abstract: An atomized sprayer includes a main body, a gas pump, a nozzle member and an atomizing portion. The nozzle member includes a nozzle body and a nozzle head. Accordingly, the atomized sprayer is applicable to an automatic makeup device. The makeup materials are directed into the atomized sprayer through the material entrance of the atomizing portion and then are atomized by the atomizing plate; thereafter the atomized makeup materials are sprayed out with the propelling of the gas pump. Consequently, the atomized sprayer can be moved, so that the makeup with expected effect can be applied on the user's face concretely. Additionally, the efficient distance, amount, shape, width, range or outline of the sprayed makeup materials can be adjusted so as to meet a user's requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Zong Jing Investment, Inc.
    Inventors: Charlene Hsueh-Ling Wong, John CHEN, Chun-Liang Julian HSIA
  • Publication number: 20150147473
    Abstract: An airbrush system includes a compressor with a tube attached thereto to provide air to an airbrush that includes an adaptor to mount a marker or ink supply on the airbrush in front of the outlet air nozzle thereof. As the air passes over the marker or other ink supply, it drives ink outward to reproduce the airbrush effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: David Tse
  • Publication number: 20150136876
    Abstract: The invention relates to a nozzle arrangement for atomizing a fluid flow, which is supplied under pressure, into fine particles, which has: a conical element with an upper surface, a lower surface and an outer surface which is adjacent to the upper and the lower surface, wherein the outer surface has a multiplicity of grooves which are formed therein and extend between the lower surface and the upper surface; and a counter element which is provided with a recess and is designed to receive the conical element and which has an inner surface such that the grooves are at least partially covered by the inner surface in order to form a multiplicity of channels; wherein the channels define outputs in order to let out a respective fluid jet which strikes against at least one other fluid jet in a region spaced apart from the upper surface of the conical element in order thus to atomize the fluid flow, and wherein the conical element is movable along the axis in order to increase or to reduce the effective cross sectio
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Chris Aworth, Frank Bartels, Juergen Rawert
  • Publication number: 20150129683
    Abstract: The present technique provides a system and method for improving a tip assembly for a spray coating device. An exemplary spray coating device of the present technique has a twist tip with air-assist channels. The twist tip may be applied to a spray gun and provides a portion of the fluid flow passage of the gun. Rotation of the twist tip alters the fluid flow path, resulting in increased operator control.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Mitchell M. Drozd, Paul R. Micheli, Nekheel S. Gajjar
  • Patent number: 9027858
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a spray device for spraying two or more components. The two or more components are maintained separated in the spray device and are mixed post atomization. This invention is also directed to a gravity fed spray gun and a system for spraying two or more components. This invention is further directed to a kit for converting an existing conventional single-component spray gun typically used for spraying a single component to a two-component spray gun for spraying two components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Axalta Coating Systems IP Co., LLC
    Inventor: John Charles Larson
  • Patent number: 9010663
    Abstract: Apparatus for generating a mist comprising a conduit having a mixing chamber and an exit; a transport nozzle in fluid communication with the said conduit, the transport nozzle being adapted to introduce a transport fluid into the mixing chamber; a working nozzle positioned adjacent the transport nozzle intermediate the transport nozzle and the exit, the working nozzle being adapted to introduce a working fluid into the mixing chamber; the transport and working nozzles having an angular orientation and internal geometry such that in use interaction of the transport fluid and working fluid in the mixing chamber causes the working fluid to atomize and form a dispersed vapor/droplet flow regime, which is discharged as a mist from the exit, the mist comprising working fluid droplets having a substantially uniform size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Marcus Brian Mayhall Fenton, John Gervase Mark Heathcote, Alexander Guy Wallis
  • Patent number: 9004375
    Abstract: The present invention relates to apparatus and method for generating a mist comprising a conduit having a mixing chamber and an exit; a working fluid inlet in fluid communication with said conduit; a transport nozzle in fluid communication with the said conduit, the transport nozzle adapted to introduce a transport fluid into the mixing chamber; the transport nozzle having an angular orientation and internal geometry such that in use the transport fluid interacts with the working fluid introduced into the mixing chamber through the working fluid inlet to atomize and form a dispersed vapor/droplet flow regime, which is discharged as a mist comprising working fluid droplets, a substantial portion of the droplets having a size less than 20 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Marcus Brian Mayhall Fenton, John Gervase Mark Heathcote, Alexander Guy Wallis
  • Patent number: 8986610
    Abstract: A system and method delivers an atomized solution to the interior volume of a building or room utilizing a venturi effect for the atomization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Roei Ben Haim
  • Publication number: 20150076251
    Abstract: A combustion system uses a fuel nozzle with an inner wall having a fuel inlet in fluid communication with a fuel outlet in a fuel cartridge. The inner wall defines a mounting location for inserting the fuel cartridge. A pair of annular lip seals around the cartridge outer wall on both sides of the fuel outlet seals the fuel passage between the fuel inlet and the fuel outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Jonathan Dwight Berry
  • Patent number: 8967502
    Abstract: A dual fuel injector may be used to injector both gas and liquid fuel into a cylinder of a compression ignition engine. An injector body defines a first set of nozzle outlets, a second set of nozzle outlets, a first fuel inlet and a second fuel inlet. A dual solenoid actuator includes a first armature, a first coil, a second armature and a second coil that share a common centerline. The dual solenoid actuator has a non-injection configuration at which the first armature is at an un-energized position and the second armature is at an un-energized position. The dual solenoid actuator has a first fuel injection configuration at which the first fuel inlet is fluidly connected to the first set of nozzle outlets, the first armature is at an energized position and the second armature is at the un-energized position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Hoisan Kim, Mark F. Sommars, Xiangdong Ding
  • Patent number: 8967492
    Abstract: A droplet generation system includes a first nozzle configuration structured to receive a liquid and a gas under pressure in a controllable feed ratio, and to merge the liquid and gas to form an intermediate stream that is a mixture of the gas and of a dispersed phase of the liquid. A second nozzle configuration is connected to receive the intermediate stream from the first nozzle configuration and has a valve mechanism with one or more controllable operating parameters to emit a stream of droplets of the liquid. The mean size of the droplets is dependent on the controllable feed ratio of the liquid and gas and the flow rate of the stream of droplets is dependent on the controllable operating parameter(s) of the valve mechanism. A corresponding method is disclosed, as is the application of the system and method to the production of nanoparticles in a thermochemical reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Jonian Nikolov, Kok Seng Lim, Han Kwon Chang, Hee Dong Jang
  • Publication number: 20150048175
    Abstract: The liquid ejecting device uses pressurized gas to eject liquid as a spray of fine particles and is provided with internal gas-flow passageway to supply pressurized gas, and a nozzle section with a slit-shaped liquid ejecting opening to discharge liquid. The nozzle section is near the end of the an elongated main unit of the liquid ejecting device, and gas jet openings to discharge pressurized gas are established between inclined nozzle surfaces and sidewalls of the main unit. The liquid ejecting opening is connected with liquid-flow passageway and the gas jet openings are connected with the gas-flow passageway. Viewed in cross-section, the inclined nozzle surfaces are formed such that their extensions intersect above the liquid ejecting opening on a line extending from the liquid ejecting opening, and pressurized gas is discharged as jets along the inclined nozzle surfaces to intersect in a manner that sandwiches the liquid in between and breaks-up the liquid-flow to produce a spray of fine particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Tomohisa Shimada, Sadaki Takai
  • Publication number: 20150048176
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating a mist and/or foam is provided. The apparatus comprises at least one first fluid supply passage having an inlet in fluid communication with a first fluid supply and a first fluid outlet; at least one second fluid supply passage having an inlet in fluid communication with to second fluid supply and a second fluid outlet; and a nozzle in fluid communication with the first and second fluid outlets, the nozzle having a nozzle inlet, a nozzle outlet, and nozzle throat intermediate the nozzle inlet and the nozzle outlet, the nozzle throat having a cross sectional area which is less than that of both the nozzle inlet and the nozzle outlet; and wherein the second fluid outlet includes it porous member through which the second fluid must flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Colin JONES, James FRENCH
  • Patent number: 8944671
    Abstract: A mixing device capable of mixing a variety of fluids and suitable for miniaturization and low cost operation. In one embodiment, a mixing device includes a housing having an inner space and at least one opening for allowing at least two kinds of fluids to flow into the inner space, at least one pair of nozzle holes passing through one side wall of the housing, and at least one pair of guide portions extending from an outer surface of the housing and protruding up to the respective nozzle holes so that mixed fluids respectively discharged through the at least one pair of nozzle holes collide with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: In-Hyuk Son
  • 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: 20150002017
    Abstract: A gas diffuser unit for a process chamber includes at least one controllable diffuser, a power source, and a controller. The at least one controllable diffuser is configured to generate controllable forces acting in various directions on a gaseous material in a flow of the gaseous material introduced into the process chamber, to spread the gaseous material inside the process chamber. The power source is coupled to the at least one controllable diffuser, and configured to supply power to the at least one controllable diffuser to generate the controllable forces. The controller is coupled to the power source and configured to control the power supplied by the power source to the at least one controllable diffuser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Chien Kuo HUANG, Shih-Wen HUANG, Joung-Wei LIOU, Chia-I SHEN, Fei-Fan CHEN
  • Patent number: 8919095
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relates to an injection element having an inner element with a first outlet opening and an outer element. The outer element includes at least one second outlet opening structured and arranged for receiving and injecting fuel in a combustion space, and arranged coaxially to the first outlet opening. The outer element further includes third outlet openings composed of bores structured and arranged for forming a cooling liquid film layer, wherein the bores are arranged coaxially to the first outlet opening and the at least one second outlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: ASTRIUM GmbH
    Inventor: Chris Maeding
  • Publication number: 20140374509
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention generally provide plasma etch process chamber improvements. An improved gas injection nozzle is provided for use at a central location of the lid of the chamber. The gas injection nozzle may be used in an existing plasma etch chamber and is configured to provide a series of conic gas flows across the surface of a substrate positioned within the chamber. In one embodiment, an improved exhaust kit for use in the plasma etch chamber is provided. The exhaust kit includes apparatus that may be used in an existing plasma etch chamber and is configured to provide annular flow of exhaust gases from the processing region of the chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Stanley DETMAR, Brian T. WEST, Ronald Vern SCHAUER
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8910889
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process and a device for cleaning substrates. In particular the invention relates to an air-water jet device connected to a detergent dosing system. It is therefore an object of the present invention to provide air-water jet device for cleaning fabric articles with enhanced performance; and to provide a dosing device for a detergent composition that may be connected to an air-water jet device. Surprisingly it has been found that a dispensing chamber for a detergent composition DET between the water source and the outlet of the water nozzle provides improved cleaning of an air-water jet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirtan Shravan Kamkar, Rudra Saurabh Shresth, Arpita Bhattacharya
  • Publication number: 20140353406
    Abstract: An atomizing cutting fluid system. The system includes a common chamber terminating in a shaped droplet nozzle and including a nozzle section immediately behind the shaped droplet nozzle. An atomizer creates spray directly within the common chamber behind the nozzle section. A cutting fluid supply line provides cutting fluid to the atomizer. A high velocity gas nozzle within the nozzle section and behind the droplet nozzle is configured to provide a high velocity gas to entrain the flow of droplets. The nozzle section and droplet nozzle are configured to produce a fully developed droplets-gas flow at a predetermined distance from the droplet nozzle. In a cutting system, the spray system provides a uniform film for a macro or micro cutting operation at sufficient flow rates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Shiv G. Kapoor, Chandra Nath
  • 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: 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
  • Publication number: 20140312136
    Abstract: A portable volatile material dispenser includes a housing having a top wall and at least one side wall and an opening formed within the top wall of the housing. A volatile material actuator is disposed within the housing and a manifold is in fluid communication with and extends between the volatile material actuator and the opening to move volatile material in the form of a mist from the volatile material actuator, through the manifold, and out the opening. A container holding a fluid is disposed within the housing and in fluid communication with the volatile material actuator. An air flow generator disposed within the housing and positioned to create a flow of air out of the dispenser through the opening for moving the mist from the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Chris Kubicek, Scott D. Walter, Alexander S. Park, Sajid Patel, Steven V. Bisbikis
  • Publication number: 20140299677
    Abstract: A water spraying apparatus having water saving function includes a pressurized motor and a nozzle. Wherein, a part of the pressuring motor is embedded into a water pipe. The pressuring motor is provided with a motor bobbin, to receive power to rotate; a rotation disc, rotates synchronously with the pressurized motor; and a plurality of pistons, brought into motion by the rotation disc. Through reciprocal movement of the plurality of pistons, water and air are pressured into the water pipe, so that water and air in the water pipe is transported to the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventor: Nasouh Hasan Bashar
  • Publication number: 20140291412
    Abstract: A spray device and system for delivering a cosmetic composition to a user. The system includes an enclosure booth with an open front, a spray bar with a plurality of spray nozzles configured to deliver a constant volume of cosmetic composition to a user, and a set of heaters designed to deliver warm air to a user during the spray cycle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Greg Henson
  • Publication number: 20140263751
    Abstract: A foaming nozzle assembly and method of forming a foaming nozzle useable with pressure washing systems that includes a tube and a cover that cooperates with the tube. An interior surface of the tube defines a fluid path having by a first restriction, a second restriction, and an expansion chamber between the restrictions. An air path is defined between the cover and tube and fluidly connects the expansion chamber to atmosphere for introducing air to fluid associated with the fluid path. An atomizer is disposed downstream of the restrictions and expansion chamber and mixes the fluid and air to generate foam upon discharge of the mixture from the nozzle assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Generac Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Blake Zernicke, Mir Khan, Greg Wischstadt
  • Publication number: 20140263752
    Abstract: A sprayer head includes a platen manifold and a plurality of nozzles fluidly coupled with the platen manifold. A sprayer assembly is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Michael R. Steiner, Michael J. Hochstetler, JR., Jerry A. Lucas, Donald Rethman
  • Publication number: 20140252121
    Abstract: A system, in certain embodiments, includes a spray device including a first liquid passage configured to flow a first liquid in a generally downstream direction toward a spray tip. The spray device also includes a second liquid passage configured to flow a second liquid in a generally upstream direction such that the second liquid impinges upon the first liquid at an outlet to the second liquid passage. The upstream direction is substantially opposite from the downstream direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Finishing Brands Holdings Inc.
    Inventor: Bradley P. Walter
  • Publication number: 20140246519
    Abstract: Integrated air cap/nozzles (40), spray head assemblies (20) including the integrated air cap/nozzles (40) and liquid spray guns that include the integrated air cap/nozzles (40) are described herein. The integrated air cap/nozzles (40) provide and define both the liquid nozzle openings (52) and the center air outlets (54) for the center air of the liquid spray guns and the spray head assemblies (20). The integrated air cap/nozzles (40) can be removably attached over a liquid nozzle port (32) formed in the spray head assembly (20) and/or on the spray gun platform (10) or body using any suitable attachment mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Erik J. Johnson, Stephen C.P. Joseph
  • Patent number: 8800890
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for creating a realistic granite or other pattern on a substrate, such as a sink, bath, or piece of furniture. The apparatus and method may use gelcoat to create a regular or irregular pattern. The apparatus may use pressurized air or gear pumps to pump paint from tanks to a spraying device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Woodcrafters Home Products, LLC
    Inventor: Abraham Tanus
  • Publication number: 20140203100
    Abstract: A system and method delivers an atomized solution to the interior volume of a building or room utilizing a venturi effect for the atomization.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventor: Roei Ben Haim
  • Publication number: 20140145010
    Abstract: An aerated shower head structure has a body, a stationary disc, a water distributor and a pressing disc sequentially assembled. The stationary disc has an air inlet hole and a water inlet hole both formed through the stationary disc and communicating with a water inlet of the body. The water distributor and the pressing disc are combined and rotatably mounted under the stationary disc. The water distributor has an air compartment and a water compartment separately formed in a bottom of the water distributor, and has an air channel selectively communicating with the air compartment and multiple water orifices selectively communicating with the water compartment. The pressing disc has an air outlet hole communicating with the air compartment, a water outlet hole communicating with the water compartment, and an elongated water passage communicating with the air outlet hole and the water outlet hole and constitute a water outflow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: Xiamen Runner Industrial Corporation
    Inventor: Chun-Hui Lin
  • Publication number: 20140145012
    Abstract: An intermixing assembly for an evaporative air conditioner includes an elongated housing and a nozzle positioned in the housing. The housing has an inlet for receiving ambient air from a source thereof and an outlet. The nozzle is positioned adjacent the housing outlet and has a first inlet for connecting to a source of pressurized water; a second inlet for connecting to a source of pressurized air; and an outlet for dispensing the pressurized water and pressurized air and mixing them with the ambient air to form a mist near the housing outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Charles Ritchie
  • Publication number: 20140110504
    Abstract: A shower head (10C) has at least one mixing chamber (24) having an air inlet (18) for connection to a supply of pressurised air and a water inlet (22) for connection to a supply of pressurised water so that, in use, the air breaks the water up into droplets in the mixing chamber. The mixing chamber further has at least one outlet (32) so that, in use, the water droplets and air exit the shower head to form a shower of water droplets having a mean trajectory. The or each outlet is arranged so that, in use, at least a substantial proportion of the water droplets exit the shower head so that their individual trajectories on leaving the shower head are offset from the mean trajectory of the shower head and converge towards the mean trajectory of the shower head. This can result in a more uniform distribution of water droplets in the shower pattern. A single annular outlet may be provided, or a plurality of separate outlets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: KELDA SHOWERS LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter James Honeyands, Christopher Honeyands
  • Publication number: 20140107620
    Abstract: A nozzle for the supply of biological material, in particular tissue cells, having a mixing chamber (11) which is delimited by a proximal end surface (21) and a distal end surface (22) spaced apart from the proximal end surface (21), at least one nozzle opening (23) which is formed in the distal end surface (22), and at least two supply ducts (30, 40, 50) which discharge into the mixing chamber (11). A first supply duct (30) is arranged in the proximal end surface (21) and discharges into the mixing chamber (11) coaxially to the nozzle opening (23) and a second supply duct (40) has an inlet opening (42) which discharges into the mixing chamber (11) laterally, in particular tangentially at the distal end surface (22).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: ERBE Elektromedizin GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Fech, Klaus Fischer, Markus Enderle, Mara Szyrach
  • 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: 8690077
    Abstract: Spray nozzle systems and methods of use are described herein. The spray nozzle system may include a stationary tube, a rigid rotor, and a sub-medium supply source. The stationary tube may be in fluid communication with a pressurized air source. The substantially rigid rotor is in fluid communication with the pressurized air source. The substantially rigid rotor includes a substantially rigid conduit that is in fluid communication with the passages of the stationary tube and the rotor. A portion of the conduit is substantially arched such that an outlet of the conduit is offset a radial distance in a radial direction from the rotor axis. Pressurized air ejected from the outlet produces directional components of the pressurized air in the direction of rotation about the rotor axis; and during use, the pressurized air rotates the rotor and sucks sub-medium from the sub-medium supply source into the stationary tube passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Dehn's Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Seiji Sendo
  • Publication number: 20140084084
    Abstract: A disk spray device includes a shell having a top air inlet and an annular air outlet, a fan for sucking air from above the device and distributing the air through the annular air outlet to generate an air cushion around the shell, and a spray tube mounted around an outer periphery of the shell and having a plurality of nozzles adjacent to the air outlet of the shell. The spray tube is adapted to be connected with a water supply device such that water running in the spray tube can be sprayed into water mist through the nozzles of the spray tube. The water mist can be further radially delivered far away by the flow of air exhausted out of the annular air outlet of the shell by the fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Chiu-Hsiang Lin, Mikhail Ankirsky
  • Publication number: 20140084076
    Abstract: A foam-applying nozzle including a generally hollow housing. An eductor disposed in the housing has a generally hollow body with a wall, the hollow of the body forming an eduction chamber. An eductor inlet and an opposing eductor outlet are in fluid communication with the eduction chamber. A plurality of j et inlets extend into the wall of the body, the jet inlets terminating in jet ports that are in fluid communication with the eduction chamber. The jet inlets are configured to receive a predetermined portion of a pressurized fluid, the portion exiting through the jet ports generally toward the eductor outlet, creating a vacuum in the eduction chamber. The vacuum is configured to draw a foam solution into the eductor inlet, the foam solution mixing with the aforementioned portion of pressurized fluid in the eduction chamber to form a foam mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: AKRON BRASS COMPANY
    Inventors: Kevin J. Petit, Ajit P. Singh, Frederick Lewis