Combining Of Three Or More Separate Streams Patents (Class 239/428)
  • Patent number: 10179429
    Abstract: A device for polymerizing lactams in molds includes a hopper for storing solid lactam and a lactam feeding component that includes a plasticizing screw so as the lactam to be melted and simultaneously taken in a dosed manner to a mixing chamber. The device further includes a first dosing component to feed a liquid initiator, and a second dosing component to feed a liquid activator. The mixing chamber is configured to receive in a dosed manner the lactam, the initiator, and the activator from the feeding and dosing components. The mixing chamber has three separate inlets to receive, separately, the lactam, the initiator, and the activator, to allow them to flow into the mixing chamber coming into contact with one another for the first time, at the moment immediately prior to entering into a mold located adjacent the chamber and arranged for the polymerization reaction to take place inside the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: FUNDACIÓN TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
    Inventors: Amaia De La Calle Lizarazu, Cristina Elizetxea Ezeiza, Sonia García Arrieta
  • Patent number: 9901888
    Abstract: Glass-fiber-reinforced concrete compositions that may be sprayed, and methods of preparing and applying such compositions. Such compositions may include cement, reinforcing glass fibers randomly oriented and homogenously distributed throughout the concrete composition, and a particle packing aggregate. At least a portion of the particle packing aggregate may be rounded rather than crushed and include a first aggregate portion having a first particle size and a second aggregate portion having a second particle size that is smaller than the first particle size so that the aggregate is capable of particle packing. The uncured compositions can be delivered through a spray nozzle with the glass fibers already mixed into the composition. The compositions can provide uniform, non-directional strength characteristics, e.g., modulus of rupture of at least 16 MPa and a limit of proportionality of at least 7 MPa with a glass-fiber content of no more than 4% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: TUSCAN STONEWORX USA, LLC
    Inventor: David L. Nicolson
  • Patent number: 9388093
    Abstract: Systems for ionic liquid catalyzed hydrocarbon conversion comprise a reactor vessel, a mixing device in fluid communication with the reactor vessel, and at least one circulation loop in fluid communication with the reactor vessel and the mixing device. The mixing device may comprise an upper venturi, at least one feed injection component, and a lower venturi. Such systems may be used for ionic liquid catalyzed alkylation reactions. Processes for ionic liquid catalyzed hydrocarbon conversion are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Huping Luo, Moinuddin Ahmed, Krishniah Parimi, Bong Kyu Chang, Michael John Girgis, Donald Henry Mohr, Hye Kyung Cho Timken
  • Patent number: 9370675
    Abstract: An apparatus for generating foam for use in a compressed air foam system (CAFS) incorporates two plates housed in a chamber. A surfactant solution enters the chamber through an orifice in one plate. Pressurized air enters the chamber through a number of channels bored through the other plate, the channels appearing in an annular groove which circumscribes the solution inlet. The restricted area between the plates balances the pressure between the incoming solution and air by achieving an equilibrium at some particular radius out from the center of the two plates. A liquid, such as water or a surfactant and water solution, may optionally be introduced through an inlet into the chamber. The resulting mixture is fed through a main outlet positioned along the chamber wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Inventor: Carroll G. Rowe
  • Patent number: 9027855
    Abstract: A safe portable sprayer comprising a reservoir for storing clean water that can be carried on the back or attached the shoulders, including a large nozzle on the upper face thereof, a small nozzle with a water pump adapted thereto, and a small neck that is provided with a cap. The cap is screwed on the nozzle, and includes a recipient that fits into the nozzle. The cap is provided with vertical holes that pass through a channel. The holes are provided with inner threads for receiving corresponding valves having lower tapered ends. Inside the recipient, flexible containers of chemicals are attached to the holes; the containers are kept immersed and compressed by water inside the recipient from the pump, such that the pressure generated by the water impels the water and chemical toward the channel of the cap, and to the spraying gun through the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Inventor: Takashi Nishimura
  • Publication number: 20150108254
    Abstract: A spray gun comprises a first block and a mixing feature. The first block comprises a first sealing face, and a second sealing face. A first fluid passageway terminates in the first sealing face, while a second fluid passageway terminates in the second sealing face. The mixing feature comprises a third sealing face, a fourth sealing face, and a mixture chamber. The third sealing face is adjacent to the first sealing face and includes a first conduit in fluid communication with the first fluid passageway. The fourth sealing face is adjacent to the second sealing face and includes a second conduit in fluid communication with the second fluid passageway. The mixture chamber is in fluid communication with the first and second conduits and defines a longitudinal axis. The first, second, third, and fourth sealing faces are each oriented obliquely relative to the longitudinal axis of the mixing chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Denis S. Commette, Vincent P. Adams
  • 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: 8980378
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method to spray viscous coating materials comprising abrasive particles, such as Silicium Carbide. Such coating materials are e.g. advanced ceramic composites formulated to protect equipment from corrosion and erosion. In particular the method and the system is able to spray and evenly coat a surface with two component materials based on modified epoxy resin and aliphatic curing agent loaded with abrasive ceramic particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Pieter Mouritsen A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Soegaard Jensen, Michael Klaesoee
  • Patent number: 8968238
    Abstract: Mixing systems and methods include a mixing device comprising a primary tube having a proximal end, a distal end, an outer surface and an inner lumen and at least one secondary tube having a proximal end, a distal end, an outer surface and an inner lumen. The at least one secondary tube is substantially parallel to the primary tube. The distal end of the at least one secondary tube is fluidly connected to the primary tube at a junction located on the primary tube close to the distal end of the primary tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Intravenous Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher Page, Stephen Probst, Thomas Corrado
  • Patent number: 8960571
    Abstract: A pressurized air assisted liquid spray nozzle assembly having a liquid spray nozzle having a downstream discharge orifice for discharging a solid stream of liquid, an air guide mounted in surrounding relation to a downstream end of said liquid spray nozzle, and an outer nozzle body disposed in surrounding relation to said air guide. The air guide defines a first plurality of air passages for directing pressurized atomizing air transversely to liquid discharging from said liquid spray nozzle for atomizing the discharging liquid and a second plurality of air passages for directing shaping air tangentially to liquid discharging from said liquid spray nozzle for shaping the atomized liquid particles into a predetermined conical spray pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventor: James Haruch
  • Publication number: 20140332606
    Abstract: A liquid atomization device includes a nozzle body. The nozzle body includes: a first gas spray portion and a second gas spray portion for spraying two gas flows; a liquid passage having a passage through which liquid flows by formation of the two gas flows sprayed by the first gas spray portion and the second gas spray portion; a gas-liquid mixture area where the gas flow sprayed from the first gas spray portion and the gas flow sprayed from the second gas spray portion are made to collide against liquid which flows from the liquid passage to atomize the liquid; and a spray outlet for spraying mist atomized in the gas-liquid mixture area to outside.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Nozzle Network Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Asakawa, Ryota Kuge
  • Patent number: 8807392
    Abstract: A nozzle system for use with a multi-flavor beverage dispenser includes a mixing chamber having a fluid outlet therefrom; a diluent injector configured to deliver a mixing fluid from without to within the mixing chamber; and a number of concentrate injectors configured to independently deliver a fluid concentrate from without to within the mixing chamber. The concentrate injector each have associated therewith a self-sealing dispensing valve configured to substantially limit fluid flow through its respective concentrate injector to from without the mixing chamber to within the mixing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Lancer Corporation
    Inventors: Donald W. Smeller, Jarrell L. Jennings, III, Robert L. Robinson, Merrill R. Good, George E. Hernandez
  • Patent number: 8789769
    Abstract: Apparati for generating a mist are disclosed. One apparatus is disclosed, which has an elongate hollow body (12) and an elongate member (14) located within the body (12). A transport fluid passage (16) and a nozzle (32) are defined between the body (12) and the elongate member (14). The transport fluid passage (16) has a throat portion of reduced cross-sectional area and is in fluid communication with the nozzle (32). The elongate member (14) includes a working fluid passage (26) and one or more communicating openings, such as for example, bores, annuli, and combinations thereof, (30) extending radially outward from the working fluid passage (26). The openings (30) permit a working fluid (e.g. water) to be passed into the transport fluid passage (16), whereupon the working fluid is subjected to shear forces by a high velocity transport fluid (e.g. steam). The shearing of the working fluid results in the generation of a mist formed from droplets of substantially uniform size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Fire & Security GmbH
    Inventors: Marcus Brian Mayhall Fenton, Alexander Guy Wallis
  • Patent number: 8777128
    Abstract: An exemplary device for spray applications includes a nozzle configured to emit a first fluid stream in a downstream direction away from the nozzle. At least one feed port situated near the nozzle introduces an agent into the first fluid stream to be carried by the first fluid stream in the downstream direction. At least one cleaning port situated near the nozzle emits a second fluid stream in a generally upstream direction toward at least one of the nozzle or the feed port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher W. Strock, Robert D. Richard
  • Patent number: 8763933
    Abstract: A sprayer capable of avoiding clogging caused in the nozzle includes liquid supplies for supplying a liquid, and a nozzle connected to the liquid supply. The nozzle includes a first internal tube and a second internal tube through which a first liquid and a second liquid supplied from the liquid supply pass, respectively, and an external tube into which respective internal tubes are inserted, and which allows a gas to pass through the gap between it and each internal tube, for ejecting the first liquid and the second liquid with the gas. At least a part of the longitudinal direction of each internal tube is formed of a coil including a helically wound wire rod, so that the gas can flow into the inside of the coil from between the adjacent portions of the wire rod of the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Koichi Hayakawa
  • Publication number: 20140110505
    Abstract: A spray assembly for dispensing a mixture is provided. The spray assembly includes a connector configured for operable engagement with a first and second source of component and a source of pressurized fluid, and a tip operably connected to the connector. The tip includes an opening and defines a mixing chamber between the connector and the opening of the tip, and an insert member configured to be received in the mixing chamber. The insert member includes a plurality of radially extending slots on at least one end of the insert. The plurality of radially extending slots is configured to mix the first and second components prior to the mixture exiting the opening in the tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Confluent Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Les Hull, Jason Fortier
  • Patent number: 8701789
    Abstract: The invention relates to a compressed air foam producer, wherein a fire or decontamination specific additive is injected directly into the foam forming flow supplied to the main water flow and/or the main water flow. A mixing pump for the foaming agent draws off an auxiliary and motive water flow, wherein initially the additive and then the foaming agent is injected. The foaming agent-additive-water mixture, which is produced directly on site, is mixed well together and with the main water flow ensuring a fine, uniform distribution of the additives in the compressed air foam. The thus produced compressed air foam ensures optimal, economical and environmentally friendly fire-fighting and decontamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Sogepi S.A.
    Inventors: Tino Kruger, Gunther Dorau
  • Patent number: 8684282
    Abstract: An atomizer delivery manifold or spray head with an adjustable spray pattern tip is provided. The adjustable spray pattern atomizer is especially useful for delivery of fibrin glues, and enables a fluid admixture to be applied precisely to a specific site in a wide range of spray patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Plantation Key Design Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis L. Steffen
  • Patent number: 8646700
    Abstract: For transport of granulate from a granulation tank by means of liquid and air, an ejector is provided with a side inlet for granulate, a first end with a spray nozzle for pressurized transport liquid, and a second end with an inlet for pressurized gas. Downstream from the second end, an outlet spray nozzle for a three-phase flow of liquid, granulate, and gas is provided. A first conduit has a lower end connected with the outlet for transport of the three-phase flow. The ejector includes a tubular ejector housing with an internal wear liner and an outlet spray nozzle made from a durable material. The inlet for pressurized gas includes a ring-shaped chamber that surrounds the periphery of the ejector and is connected with the inside of the ejector through a ring-shaped slit that directs the pressurized gas towards the outlet of the ejector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: Uvan Holding AB
    Inventors: Christoffer Lundström, Kåre Folgerö
  • Patent number: 8646703
    Abstract: Flow adjustment orifice systems for fuel nozzles include a metering plate that connects to an air/fuel inlet end of a fuel nozzle and a plurality of metering orifices disposed about the metering plate that align with a plurality of air/fuel inlet orifices on the air/fuel inlet end of the fuel nozzle, wherein at least one of the plurality of metering orifices reduces an open cross-sectional area for at least one of the air/fuel inlet orifices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bryan Eugene Hodgson, Rachel Christner Howard
  • Patent number: 8616468
    Abstract: A spray assembly for dispensing a mixture is provided. The spray assembly includes a connector configured for operable engagement with a first and a second source of component and a source of pressurized fluid, and a tip operably connected to the connector. The tip includes an opening and defines a mixing chamber between the connector and the opening of the tip, and an insert member configured to be received in the mixing chamber. The insert member includes a plurality of radially extending slots on at least one end of the insert. The plurality of radially extending slots is configured to mix the first and second components prior to the mixture exiting the opening in the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Les Hull, Jason Fortier
  • Patent number: 8613325
    Abstract: A compressed gas foam system is provided. The compressed gas foam system includes one or more optional fluid pumps, one or more mixing devices, one or more optional foam systems; one or more optional gas compressors, and a system controller. A method of using the compressed gas foam system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Inventor: James D. Guse
  • Publication number: 20130306759
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to the field of pharmaceutical sciences. More specifically, the present invention includes apparatus and devices for the preparation of pharmaceutical formulations containing large diameter synthetic membrane vesicles, such as multivesicular liposomes, methods for preparing such formulations, and the use of specific formulations for therapeutic treatment of subjects in need thereof. Formation and use of the pharmaceutical formulations containing large diameter synthetic membrane vesicles produced by using the apparatus and devices for therapeutic treatment of subjects in need thereof is also contemplated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: PACIRA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
    Inventor: PACIRA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
  • Publication number: 20130134232
    Abstract: An injector for co-feeding liquid and solid fuels into a gasifier is provided. The injector includes a body, a first member, and a second member. The body comprises a first channel for conveying a liquid fuel. The first member surrounds the body to define a second channel for pneumatically conveying a solid fuel. The second member surrounds the first member to define a third channel for conveying a fluid stream for dispersing the solid fuel. The liquid fuel is atomized before being mixed with the solid fuel. A method for co-feeding liquid and solid fuels is also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Inventors: Xiangqi Wang, Wei Chen, Ke Liu, Lishun Hu, Zhe Cui, Xianglong Zhao
  • Publication number: 20130087636
    Abstract: The invention relates to a spray nozzle for addition of substances into a reactive mixture, comprising a housing (12), a connection (14) provided on the housing (12) and having an inlet (16) for the reactive mixture, wherein the connection (14) can be connected to a mixing head, and the inlet leads to a mixing chamber (30), and a material outlet opening (28) at the downstream end of the mixing chamber (30). In order to add pressure-sensitive substances, it is proposed to provide at least one supply (18) for the substance to be added, which has a channel (20) that is connected to the mixing chamber (30) via at least one inlet opening, and at least one air supply (22) which feeds into the mixing chamber (30) in flow direction downstream of the inlet opening via at least one air supply opening (26).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Publication date: April 11, 2013
    Applicant: KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH
    Inventor: Ernst Scheidt
  • Publication number: 20120328791
    Abstract: There is provided a system and method to spray viscous coating materials comprising abrasive particles, such as Silicium Carbide. Such coating materials are e.g. advanced ceramic composites formulated to protect equipment from corrosion and erosion. In particular the method and the system is able to spray and evenly coat a surface with two component materials based on modified epoxy resin and aliphatic curing agent loaded with abrasive ceramic particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: PIETER MOURITSEN A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Soegaard Jensen, Michael Klaesoee
  • Publication number: 20120305669
    Abstract: The invention relates to an applicator tip for spraying and/or mixing at least two fluids that react together, the tip comprising: at least two fluid conduits for carrying the at least two fluids, each conduit having at least one outlet opening, the openings are positioned substantially on a same plane; at least two gas conduits for carrying a gas volume, each gas conduit comprises a proximal gas tube and a distal gas tube, each distal gas tube is bent as compared to the position of the proximal gas tube, and each distal gas tube has one gas opening positioned distal from the plane of the outlet openings; and a housing for accommodating the at least two fluid conduits and the at least two gas conduits. The device allows efficient spraying in close proximity to a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Publication date: December 6, 2012
    Applicant: OMRIX BIOPHARMACEUTICALS LTD.
    Inventors: Moti Meron, Roee Atlas, Assaf Gershonovitch, Amatzia Gantz, John Goodman
  • Patent number: 8282024
    Abstract: A system, nozzle assembly, and method for coating a stent with a solvent and polymer are provided. The polymer can include a therapeutic substance or a drug. The polymer and solvent can be discharged from separate tubes disposed within another tube carrying moving air. The polymer and the solvent mix together when they are discharged and are atomized by the air. The ends of the tubes can be concentric with each other. The ends of the tubes can also be positioned relative to each other to prevent accumulation of polymer at the ends of the tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen Dirk Pacetti
  • Patent number: 8210453
    Abstract: A spray assembly for dispensing a mixture is provided. The spray assembly includes a connector configured for operable engagement with a first and a second source of component and a source of pressurized fluid, and a tip operably connected to the connector. The tip includes an opening and defines a mixing chamber between the connector and the opening of the tip, and an insert member configured to be received in the mixing chamber. The insert member includes a plurality of radially extending slots on at least one end of the insert. The plurality of radially extending slots is configured to mix the first and second components prior to the mixture exiting the opening in the tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Confluent Surgical, Inc.
    Inventors: Les Hull, Jason Fortier
  • Patent number: 8196234
    Abstract: A shower installation with discharge nozzles for horizontal installation near the ceiling is constructed to be swiveled between a resting position and an active position, wherein at least a section of the discharge nozzles protrudes in the active position. To swivel the mounting of the shower device, an operating device is provided that swivels the shower device mounting via the force of water flowing to the shower devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2012
    Assignee: Hansgrohe AG
    Inventor: Guenter Glunk
  • Patent number: 8157191
    Abstract: A drywall mud spray nozzle includes a main inlet, a main outlet, a main bore extending between the main inlet and main outlet, a plurality of air injector bores having inlets adjacent the main inlet, outlets in the main bore, and outlets adjacent the main outlet, and a nozzle cap having a bore receiving outflow from the main outlet and air injector outlets and a nozzle tip through which the outflow sprays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Inventor: Ray vonBampus
  • Patent number: 8109448
    Abstract: A system and method for combining an additive with a carrier fluid in a spray nozzle. The carrier fluid is fed to one or more nozzles that include an embedded Venturi. The Venturi includes an induction port connected to an additive supply. As the carrier fluid flows through the nozzle, the flow creates a vacuum or suction force that draws in the additive. Of particular advantage, the concentration of the additive combined with the carrier fluid can be maintained constant even if the flow rate of the carrier fluid varies. The system and process are particularly well suited for spraying fields, such as crop fields or orchards, with an agrochemical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: The Regents of The University of California
    Inventor: Durham K. Giles
  • Patent number: 8104695
    Abstract: A fuel injector for injecting fuel into a gasifier includes a mating end including a nozzle portion and a first flange fixedly coupled to the mating end and having a first receiving hole there through and including a first diaphragm disposed therein. The injector also includes a fuel transmission nozzle displaced at least partially within the mating end and passing through the first receiving hole arranged and configured such that a secondary oxygen channel exists between the fuel transmission nozzle and the mating end, the fuel transmission nozzle being fixedly coupled to the first diaphragm and further including a fuel inlet for receiving fuel for introduction into the gasifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Monty Lee Harned, Doug Scott Byrd, Paul Stephen Dimascio, Shashishekara Sitharamarao Talya
  • Patent number: 8025244
    Abstract: A method for spraying a medium mist, especially a medium mist used in firefighting, over a large area, in which method at least two sprays of medium mist are formed, of which a first spray (S1) is within a second medium mist spray (S2) at least at or near the spraying point. During the formation of the sprays (S1, S2), the medium is set into a swirling motion at least before the discharge opening (5, 13) of the nozzle used to form each spray (S1, S2) and/or at least before the sprays (S1, S2) are mixed with each other, and that the swirling directions of the medium in different sprays (S1, S2) are opposite to each other, whereby a preferably homogeneous mist spray spread over a large area is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2011
    Assignee: Marioff Corporation Oy
    Inventor: Harry Metzger
  • Publication number: 20110210185
    Abstract: For transport of granulate from a granulation tank by means of liquid and air, an ejector is provided with a side inlet for granulate, a first end with a spray nozzle for pressurized transport liquid, and a second end with an inlet for pressurized gas. Downstream from the second end, an outlet spray nozzle for a three-phase flow of liquid, granulate, and gas is provided. A first conduit has a lower end connected with the outlet for transport of the three-phase flow. The ejector includes a tubular ejector housing with an internal wear liner and an outlet spray nozzle made from a durable material. The inlet for pressurized gas includes a ring-shaped chamber that surrounds the periphery of the ejector and is connected with the inside of the ejector through a ring-shaped slit that directs the pressurized gas towards the outlet of the ejector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Publication date: September 1, 2011
    Applicant: UVÅN HAGFORS TEKNOLOGI AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Christoffer Lundstrom, Kåre Folgerö
  • Patent number: 7966820
    Abstract: A nozzle for channeling a fluid into a combustor assembly. The nozzle includes a body including a centerline, a first passageway extending through the body along the centerline, and a nozzle tip coupled to a downstream end of the first passageway. The nozzle tip has a radius extending from a center of the nozzle tip to an outer surface of the nozzle tip. The nozzle tip includes a downstream face, and a plurality of outlet passageways that each include an opening defined in the downstream face. Each opening includes respective X-, Y-, and Z-axes defined with respect to a tangent line, the radius, and the centerline. Each of the plurality of outlet passageways is at discharge angle of greater than 30° measured with respect to the respective Z-axis in a respective X-Z plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Carey Edward Romoser
  • Patent number: 7950594
    Abstract: An ultrasound apparatus capable of mixing and/or atomizing fluids is disclosed. The apparatus includes a horn having an internal chamber, containing at least one free member, through which fluids to be atomized and/or mixed flow. Connected to the horn's proximal end, a transducer powered by a generator induces ultrasonic vibrations within the horn. Traveling down the horn from the transducer, the ultrasonic vibrations induce the release of ultrasonic energy into the fluids to be atomized and/or mixed as they travel through the internal chamber. As the ultrasonic vibrations travel through the chamber, the fluids within the chamber are agitated and/or begin to cavitate, while the free member moves about the chamber, thereby mixing the fluids. Upon reaching the front wall of the chamber, the ultrasonic vibrations echo off the front wall and pass through the fluids within the chamber a second time, further mixing the fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2011
    Assignee: Bacoustics, LLC
    Inventor: Eilaz Babaev
  • Patent number: 7926282
    Abstract: A fuel injector for a gas turbine includes an outer air path having a converging exit portion, and a fuel path inboard of the outer air path. An inner air path inboard of the fuel path includes an outer wall having a converging exit region and surrounds an axial core duct defining an axial air path having a diverging exit region. The inner air path creates a pressure drop near a fuel injection opening to promote mixing and atomization of fuel over a range of power levels, including low power operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Delavan Inc
    Inventors: Gary W. Chew, Viraphand Cholvibul
  • Patent number: 7905428
    Abstract: A sprayer has a sprayer outlet and a pressurizable reservoir adapted to contain a fluid. The reservoir has an air-pressure outlet and a reservoir outlet, the reservoir outlet being in fluid connection with the sprayer outlet. Detachable, pressurizable tanks are adapted to contain a chemical, each tank having a chemical outlet and an air-pressure inlet. Each air-pressure inlet is in fluid connection with the air-pressure outlet of the reservoir for equalizing air pressure between the reservoir and each tank. A switch is adjustable between a plurality of settings for causing at least one of the chemical outlets to be in fluid connection with the sprayer outlet. A ratio valve is provided for selecting a fluid flow rate out of the selected outlet. Fluids flowing into the sprayer outlet from the outlets are mixed together prior to discharge from the sprayer outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Inventor: Max A. Probasco
  • Publication number: 20100258650
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for producing mist or aerosol. The device comprises at least two atomisers for atomizing a liquid into drop jets. In accordance with the invention, at least two atomizers are arranged oriented substantially directly towards one another in a manner making the drop jets produced thereby collide directly into each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Publication date: October 14, 2010
    Applicant: BENEQ OY
    Inventor: Kai Asikkala
  • Publication number: 20100230516
    Abstract: A low pressure plural component mixing nozzle for mixing plural component materials for coating the interior of small diameter conduits. A body defines a first passageway that extends from a right to a left side. The body further defines a second passageway communicating an inlet side with the first passageway proximate the right side and defining a third passageway communicating the inlet side with the first passageway proximate the left side. A fourth passageway passes through the body from the inlet side to the exit side. A mixer, such as a mixing cartridge, is located in the first passageway for mixing a fluid from the second passageway and a fluid from the third passageway and directing a mixture of the fluids into contact with fluid flowing through the fourth passageway wherein the mixture flows to an exit nozzle on a distal end of the body stem for exiting the device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 16, 2010
    Inventors: JOHN B. SOLIE, MARVIN L. STONE
  • Patent number: 7762475
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method and apparatus for spray application of a monolithic refractory material, designed to add water to a powder material and knead the powder material during feeding. In the method and apparatus, a primary water injector 7 is arranged in a feed hose 5 extending from a spray-material supply device 1 to a distal spray nozzle 4, and a secondary water injector 8 is arranged in the feed hose at a position just before the distal spray nozzle 4. The primary water injector 7 is arranged on an upstream side of the secondary water injector 8 with a given distance therebetween. 10 to 50 mass %, preferably 15 to 40 mass %, of application water on the basis of the total application water required for the spray application is added from the primary water injector together with compression air in the form of water particles having an average particle size of 100 ?m or less, to evenly wet a spray material during feeding to the extent capable of preventing the spray material from being slurried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Krosakiharima Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroki Ohata, Hiroyoshi Tomono, Toyohiko Kawahara, Yoshihiro Mizuma, Koji Goda, Yoshinori Nishiumi, Norikazu Shirama
  • Patent number: 7744019
    Abstract: An apparatus for mixing a catalyst with a resin and then spraying the mixture onto a surface. The catalyst is mixed with air before the catalyst/air mixture is introduced to the resin in the mixing tube. The sprayer is provided with a specially designed check valve to prevent resin and catalyst from back flowing into the air/catalyst supply line. The construction of the check valve prevents it from clogging or becoming stuck shut during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Alphagen Materials Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Merchant
  • Patent number: 7717353
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing and mixing flowable materials that includes at least one hopper connected to a mixing chamber. The apparatus further includes at least one valve associated with the hopper. The valve operates to regulate the flow of material from the hopper to the mixing chamber. The apparatus also includes a controller that communicates with the at least one valve wherein the controller selectively controls the operation of the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Inventor: Joseph J. Matulis
  • Publication number: 20100065660
    Abstract: A spray assembly for dispensing a mixture is provided. The spray assembly includes a connector configured for operable engagement with a first and a second source of component and a source of pressurized fluid, and a tip operably connected to the connector. The tip includes an opening and defines a mixing chamber between the connector and the opening of the tip, and an insert member configured to be received in the mixing chamber. The insert member includes a plurality of radially extending slots on at least one end of the insert. The plurality of radially extending slots is configured to mix the first and second components prior to the mixture exiting the opening in the tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Publication date: March 18, 2010
    Inventors: Les Hull, Jason Fortier
  • Patent number: 7670440
    Abstract: A nozzle (54) for cleaning a gas turbine unit (1) during operation. The invention further relates to a method for washing a gas turbine unit (1) during operation. The nozzle (54) is arranged to atomize a wash liquid in the air stream in an air intake (2) of the gas turbine unit (1) and comprises a nozzle body (40) comprising an intake end (41) for intake of said wash liquid and outlet end (55) for exit of said wash liquid. The nozzle further comprises a number of orifices (42, 46; 42, 46, 60) that are connected to the outlet end (55) and respective orifice (42, 46; 42, 46, 60) is arranged at a suitable distance from a center axis (49) of said nozzle body (40), whereby the local density of the injected wash liquid in a desired area can be increased with preserved droplet size and thereby the efficiency of the cleaning process can be significantly improved at the same time as the risk for damaging the components in the gas turbine unit is significantly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Gas Turbine Efficiency AB
    Inventors: Peter Asplund, Carl-Johan Hjerpe
  • Patent number: 7644678
    Abstract: This invention generally relates to a mixing apparatus and a method useful in the repair of coating adhered on a can end used in the food and beverage packaging industry. The mixing apparatus has a plurality of holding tanks in fluid communication with a first fluid delivery system and a mixer. A pressure tank is provided which is in fluid communication with the mixer. A spray device is provided which is in fluid communication with a second fluid delivery system and the pressure tank. A plurality of liquids or fluids are flowed through the first fluid delivery system, the plurality of liquids or fluids are mixed in the mixer to yield a mixed solution which is flowed to the pressure tank and the mixed solution is flowed through the second fluid delivery system and dispensed on the can end. A method for the repair of coating adhered on a can end is provided as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Assignee: Stolle Machinery Company, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Emmanuel Carstens, Dennis Cornelius Stammen
  • Patent number: 7641075
    Abstract: A device for dispensing a multicomponent composition composed of a mixture of different fluid components includes a first and at least a second fluid component inlet. The device also includes a mixing area located downstream from the fluid component inlets and an outlet extending from the mixing area. Each of the fluid component inlets is adapted to communicate with a source of a different fluid component. The mixing area is adapted to receive a flow of a first and at least second fluid component. Within the mixing area, the flow of the first fluid component is disrupted to allow mixing with the flow of a second fluid component to form a flow of multicomponent composition. The mixing area is further adapted to disrupt the flow of the multicomponent composition before the flow of the multicomponent composition exits through the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2010
    Assignee: Angiotech Pharmaceuticals (US), Inc.
    Inventor: Samuel T. Crews
  • Publication number: 20090234326
    Abstract: A sprayer is capable of inhibiting or preventing clogging occurring in a nozzle upon ejection of a liquid through the nozzle. A sprayer includes liquid supply for separately supplying a first liquid and a second liquid different in liquid composition, and a nozzle. The nozzle includes a first flow path and a second flow path along which passes the first liquid and the second liquid supplied from the liquid supply. In addition, the nozzle includes a third flow path along which passes a gas. A merge part is provided at which the first flow path and the second flow path merge at their respective halfway parts. A vent is provided at the merge part for allowing the gas which has passed through the third flow path to flow into the merge part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2009
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Applicant: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Koichi HAYAKAWA