Whirl Chamber Transversely Offset To Single Inflow Path (i.e., Tangential Inflow) Patents (Class 239/468)
  • Patent number: 11984572
    Abstract: A battery cooling system includes several battery cooling plates connected to a coolant manifold and coolant chiller. The coolant chiller is configured to remove heat from a flow of coolant that circulates through the battery cooling system. The coolant manifold has a first and a second chamber that both extend in a longitudinal direction and that are spaced apart and separated by an air gap. The first chamber receives a flow of chilled coolant from the coolant chiller, and the second chamber delivers to the coolant chiller a flow of coolant to be chilled. Plastic connectors in one-to-one correspondence with the battery cooling plates are mounted to the coolant manifold to fluidly couple the first and second chambers of the coolant manifold to the battery cooling plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Modine Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Thomas Brauning, Andreas Girrleit, Jorg Speckmann, Niko Neub, Manuel Schon
  • Patent number: 11938494
    Abstract: Turbulence of the jet ejected from the nozzle hole is suppressed. The nozzle includes a shaft body having a center axis, a liquid guide path located inside the shaft body and extending along the center axis, a liquid chamber disposed at a distal end portion of the liquid guide path the liquid chamber having a nozzle hole. The nozzle hole is located at the distal end portion of the liquid chamber, extending along the ejection axis that extends in a direction different from the center axis. The nozzle has an inlet portion having a smaller diameter toward the downstream, and a guide portion connected to the downstream of the inlet portion to guide the liquid to an opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: SUGINO MACHINE LIMITED
    Inventors: Takeru Nagao, Tomio Sawasaki
  • Patent number: 11154879
    Abstract: Provided is an orifice and a spray container including the same. The orifice, which is provided at an outlet of the spray container, includes: an inflow part formed in a hollow cylindrical shape into which a nozzle is inserted and configured to receive contents flowing in through a circumference of the nozzle; a ring part recessed to a predetermined depth in a discharge direction from a circumference of a front surface of the inflow part; a discharge path provided at a center of the ring part and having a cross-sectional area decreasing in a direction toward a front; a wing part extending from the ring part toward the discharge path; and a discharge port provided at a front end of the discharge path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: YONWOO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sang Hyung Kim, Hun Bong
  • Patent number: 10927803
    Abstract: In the present invention, two side-section side surfaces and each horizontal passage run along a fuel flow direction and have a linear section, and an end-section side surface formed between the two side-section side surfaces and forming an upstream-side end portion has a curved section connected to the side-section side surfaces and. When a fuel inlet and the horizontal passages are projected onto a plane perpendicular to a valve axial center, a projected line of the linear section of each of the horizontal passages extends to a place intersecting a projected line of the opening edge of the fuel inlet, and the upstream-side end portion of each of the horizontal passages extends toward the inside of the opening edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Saito, Nobuaki Kobayashi, Akihiro Yamazaki, Eiji Tamura
  • Patent number: 10233626
    Abstract: When a water discharge start operation section is operated, a control unit executes, before executing a main washing mode in which wash water is discharged at a set flow rate selected in a water force selection operation section, a stored water generating mode in which required wash water is stored in a bubble mixture section by discharging wash water at a set flow rate smaller than the flow rate selected in the water force selection operation section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Yuya Otowa, Hiroshi Hashimoto, Satoshi Kawada
  • Patent number: 10130960
    Abstract: A spray dispenser is configured to generate a swirled output spray pattern 152 with improved rotating or angular velocity ? and smaller sprayed droplet size. Cup-shaped nozzle member 60 has a cylindrical side wall 62 surrounding a central longitudinal axis 64 and has a circular closed end wall 68 with at least one exit aperture 74 passing through the end wall. At least one enhanced swirl inducing mist generating structure is formed in an inner surface 70 of the end wall, and including a pair of opposed inwardly tapered offset power nozzle channels 80, 82 terminating in an interaction chamber 84 surrounding the exit aperture 74. The power nozzle channels generate opposing offset flows which are aimed to very efficiently generate a vortex of fluid which projects distally from the exit aperture as a swirled spray of small droplets 152 having a rapid angular velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: dlhBOWLES, Inc.
    Inventors: Shridhar Gopalan, Evan Hartranft
  • Patent number: 10118187
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an intake assembly, the intake assembly including a connector, the connector configured for coupling to a pressurized liquid source. The apparatus also includes a chemical storage assembly. The chemical storage assembly is coupled to at least one outlet of the intake assembly. The chemical storage assembly is configured for at least one of (a) storing a chemical or (b) mixing a chemical with a liquid from the pressurized liquid source. The apparatus further includes an outlet assembly. The outlet assembly includes a first outlet configured for expelling pressurized liquid from the pressurized liquid source in a first direction. The outlet assembly also includes a second outlet or a nozzle for expelling the chemical, the chemical mixed with the liquid, a chemical agent, or a foam mixture in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Gelco Supply, Inc.
    Inventor: James D. Monaghan
  • Patent number: 9925546
    Abstract: A spray nozzle having a nozzle housing, at least one swirl chamber which is disposed in the nozzle housing, and at least one exit opening, wherein the exit opening is disposed at the end of an exit duct which emanates from the swirl chamber and widens in the direction towards the exit opening, wherein a constriction is disposed at the transition from the swirl chamber to the exit duct, and wherein the angle of the wall steadily increases in the direction towards the exit opening or in portions remains identical, in which an angle of the wall of the exit duct at the exit opening, when viewed in the circumferential direction of the exit opening, is not constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: LECHLER GMBH
    Inventors: Patrick Braun, Petra Huettner, Juergen Speier
  • Patent number: 9744543
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an intake assembly, the intake assembly including a connector, the connector configured for coupling to a pressurized liquid source. The apparatus also includes a chemical storage assembly. The chemical storage assembly is coupled to at least one outlet of the intake assembly. The chemical storage assembly is configured for at least one of (a) storing a chemical or (b) mixing a chemical with a liquid from the pressurized liquid source. The apparatus further includes an outlet assembly. The outlet assembly includes a first outlet configured for expelling pressurized liquid from the pressurized liquid source in a first direction at a rate sufficient to induce approximately lateral movement of the apparatus. The outlet assembly also includes a second outlet configured for expelling at least one of the chemical or the chemical mixed with the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: GELCO Supply, Inc.
    Inventor: James D. Monaghan
  • Patent number: 9708185
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gaseous fuel composite, a device for producing the gaseous fuel composite, and subcomponents used as part of the device for producing the gaseous fuel composite, and more specifically, to a gaseous composite made of a gas fuel such as natural gas and its oxidant such as air for burning as part of different systems such as fuel burners, combustion chambers, and the like. The device includes several vortex generators each with a curved aerodynamic channel amplifier to create a stream of air to aerate the gas as successive stages using both upward and rotational kinetic energy. Further, a vortex generator may have an axial channel with a conical shape or use different curved channel amplifiers to further create the gaseous fuel composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Turbulent Energy, LLC
    Inventors: David Livshits, Lester Teichner
  • Patent number: 9194335
    Abstract: An exit manifold is disclosed which includes a manifold body that includes a plurality of inlets. The manifold body provides communication between the inlets and a discharge port. At least one of the inlets directs flow in a first direction and at least one of the inlets directs flow in a second direction. The first and second directions are opposite and the material flowing in these opposite directions collides in front of the discharge outlet. The collision of these two oppositely-directed flows creates a high pressure stagnation region that may block or impede flow from one or more inlets that may be in alignment with the discharge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: AEROJET ROCKETDYNE OF DE, INC.
    Inventors: James A. Clark, Charles W. Whipple
  • Patent number: 9157403
    Abstract: A fuel injection valve includes a valve element movably disposed to a valve seat member having a valve seat and formed with an opening located at a downstream side thereof. A swirl imparting chamber is formed to impart a swirl force to fuel within the swirl imparting chamber by turning fuel. An injection hole is opened to the bottom of swirl imparting chamber to inject fuel to outside. Additionally, a communication passage is formed to connect the swirl imparting chamber with the opening of the valve seat member. In this fuel injection valve, the swirl imparting chamber and the communication passage are formed to satisfy the following equation: 0.15?W/D<0.5 where W is width of the communication passage; and D is diameter of the swirl imparting chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Saito, Nobuaki Kobayashi, Hiroshi Ohno, Atsushi Nakai, Yoshio Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9121379
    Abstract: In a fuel injection valve, a pipe line through which fuel is uniformly caused to flow is supposed from a flow quantity of fuel flowing into each of communication passages which is communicated between a corresponding one of a plurality of swirl generating chambers and an opening section of a valve seat member and, if a diameter of the pipe line is assumed to be da and a diameter of each of injection holes is assumed to be d0, da/d0 is set such that a spray angle of fuel injected from each of the injection holes provides a desired spray angle and the communication passages and the injection holes are designed such that at least one of fuel sprays injected from the respective injection holes is contacted on any other fuel sprays at a lower position than a liquid film part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahiro Saito, Nobuaki Kobayashi, Hiroshi Ohno, Atsushi Nakai, Yoshio Okamoto
  • Patent number: 9103309
    Abstract: A fuel injection valve is disclosed with enhanced uniformity of a swirl flow in the circumferential direction. The valve includes a swirling chamber having an inner wall surface with a helical curve and a swirling passage for guiding fuel into the chamber. The valve is formed such that the center of a circle as the basis of the helical curve and the center of a fuel injection hole open in the swirling chamber align with one another. The joint between the passage for swirling and the inner circumferential wall on the downstream side of the chamber at which both walls intersect is positioned between a line from the center of the hole to a point at which the curvature of the swirling chamber shape starts to change; and a tangent line of the side wall of the hole so drawn that it is in parallel to the line segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuki Yoshimura, Yoshio Okamoto, Eiji Ishii, Noriyuki Maekawa, Takahiro Saito, Atsushi Nakai
  • Publication number: 20150122916
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid atomizer including a housing fitted with an inlet connectable to a liquid supply line. The housing can include a cavity with a longitudinal axis in flow communication with the inlet, at least one opening for emitting atomized liquid, and at least one vortex generating member formed with a vortex generating path in fluid communication with the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Vitaly Gandin
  • Patent number: 8967498
    Abstract: A device is disclosed which is intended for spraying a pressurized liquid, in particular water, and brings about a good cleaning action despite a low volume flow. The device comprises a plurality of swirl chambers (14), wherein each of the swirl chambers has at least one inlet for feeding the liquid into the respective swirl chamber and an outlet nozzle (18) in order for a liquid jet to exit from the swirl chamber. A liquid stream entering into the device is distributed between the inlets of the swirl chambers by means of an arrangement of inflow channels. The outlet nozzles are inclined in relation to one another such that the exiting liquid jets come into contact with one another at a predetermined distance from the outlet nozzles. This achieves an improved cleaning action. The device may be designed, for example, as a mouthpiece for a sanitary outflow fitting, as a showerhead, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Neoperl International AG
    Inventor: Werner Egli
  • Publication number: 20150048183
    Abstract: A swirl element for swirling fluid in a nozzle has a swirler body. The swirler body defines a feed channel including an axially oriented channel surface and a swirl chamber in fluid communication with the feed channel. The swirl chamber defines a radially oriented swirler surface substantially normal to the channel surface. The swirl chamber and the axially oriented channel are in fluid communication through a tangential slot for imparting swirl on fluids passing from the feed channel into the swirl chamber. The tangential slot includes a smoothly rounded surface transitioning from the channel surface to the swirler surface for providing a smooth, substantially separation free transition in fluid flow from the channel into the swirl chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicants: Delavan Limited, Delavan Inc
    Inventors: Lev A. Prociw, Neil Smith, Frank Whittaker
  • Patent number: 8899499
    Abstract: A spray ring, for wetting char and/or slag in a water bath with a wetting fluid. The spray ring comprises a loop conduit arranged in a loop-line. The loop conduit is at an inlet point provided with an inlet for feeding the wetting fluid into the loop conduit in an inlet flow direction. The loop-line has a plurality of outlet openings for spraying the wetting fluid out of the loop conduit. The inlet flow direction has a component that is tangential to a loop-line flow direction of the wetting fluid through the loop conduit at the inlet point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventor: Johannes Gerardus Maria Schilder
  • Patent number: 8882003
    Abstract: A fuel injector has a swirl generator located downstream from a valve seat. A fuel injection hole is connected to a downstream side of the swirl generator. The swirl generator includes a swirl chamber having an involute or a spiral shape and the fuel injection hole bored at a bottom or the swirl chamber and a swirl generation use passage connected to the upstream side of the swirl chamber for introducing fuel into the swirl chamber. The bottom of the swirl chamber is provided with a step height so as to make a level difference in which the bottom of the swirl chamber is lower than a bottom of the swirl generation use passage, and the step height is formed at a position where fuel flowing into the swirl chamber from the swirl generation use passage meets fuel turning in the swirl chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Okamoto, Yoshihito Yasukawa, Noriyuki Maekawa, Nobuaki Kobayashi, Takahiro Saito
  • Patent number: 8857741
    Abstract: A topical spray composition and a system for containing and applying the composition is described. The composition has liquid emulsifiers that unexpectedly result in a superior product suitable to be applied homogeneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Nikolaos Morikis, Kathleen Lynn Malacarne, Gee-Young Ng
  • Patent number: 8844844
    Abstract: A misting nozzle includes a body having a hole centrally defined therein and a flange radially extending therefrom to divide the body into a connecting section and a mounting section. At least two ditches are longitudinally and equally defined in the mounting section, and each laterally communicates with the hole. A distal end of the smooth portion is formed with an abutment and a round recess centrally defined in the abutment. At least two grooves are respectively equally defined in the abutment, wherein each groove is defined along a corresponding one of the tangents of the round recess and has two opposite ends respectively communicating with the round recess and a corresponding one of the ditches. A cap is airtightly mounted onto the mounting section of the body. A funnel-shaped hole is defined in a bottom of the cavity and communicates with the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Yuan Pin Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pai-Chou Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8844843
    Abstract: A spray button which is capable of spraying a content widely and decreasing the diameter of a sprayed particle. In the spray button comprising a spray button body and a nozzle body and having a rotation chamber, a spray orifice, and a plurality of spray grooves, assuming a diameter of the rotation chamber to be (D), a diameter of the spray orifice to be (Da), a width of a connection portion with the spray grooves and the rotation chamber to be (Dd), and a length from a stem-side sidewall of the nozzle body to a tip of the spray orifice to be (L), the relationships of D/Da>1, D/Dd?5, D/L?3 are satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignees: Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Ltd., Toyo Aerosol Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shouhei Horiuchi, Seiji Takahashi, Mizuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 8827183
    Abstract: A hand-held paint spray gun apparatus having a paint reservoir on the gun and reciprocating piston driven by a motor in the hand-held paint spray gun, the gun having a multiple orifice spray tip with a pair of apertures emitting generally fan or cone shaped overlapping spray patterns. A locking nut retains the cylinder to a motor frame and a frame carries the spray tip, with one of the nut and frame having a corrugated surface and the other of the locking nut and the spray tip frame having a plurality of protrusions engaging the corrugated surface. The protrusions are spaced apart circumferentially from each other and with respect to the spacing of a plurality of troughs and crests in the corrugated surface such that only one protrusion at a time is nested in a trough of the corrugated surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventor: Michael B. Jones
  • Patent number: 8807457
    Abstract: A pushbutton for a system for dispensing a pressurized substance, the pushbutton including a body having a housing provided with an anvil around which a spray nozzle is mounted so as to form a substance dispensing path between the housing and a swirl array including a swirl chamber provided with a dispensing port as well as at least one supply duct for the chamber, the swirl chamber being defined by a side surface having a frusto-conical shape relative to which the supply duct(s) extend(s) in a transverse plane, the side surface tapering from an upstream end into which the downstream end of the supply duct(s) tangentially extends, to a downstream supply opening of the dispensing port, the dispensing port having an outlet size that is equal to the internal size of the downstream opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Albéa le Treport S.A.S
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Songbe
  • Patent number: 8757146
    Abstract: The present application discloses devices and methods for delivering a therapeutic compound to the olfactory epithelium of an animal or human. The device having one or more channels for imparting a circumferential and axial velocity to the discharged fluid, and an outlet that discharges an aerosol spray having a circumferential and axial velocity as it enters the nasal cavity of a user. The device is designed to displace the air in the upper nasal cavity in order to specifically deposit a therapeutic agent on the olfactory epithelium while minimizing pressure and discomfort experienced by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: University of Washington through its Center for Commercialization
    Inventors: John D. Hoekman, Rodney J. Y. Ho
  • Publication number: 20140158796
    Abstract: A nozzle for injecting liquid includes a nozzle body defining a plurality of injection point orifices and an annular prefilmer positioned downstream of the injection point orifices for prefilming impingement of spray from the injection point orifices on the prefilmer. A swirl antechamber can be defined upstream of the injection point orifices for supplying a swirling liquid flow to the injection point orifices for impingement of a swirling flow on the prefilmer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Delavan Inc
    Inventors: Philip E.O. Buelow, Jason A. Ryon, John E. Short
  • Patent number: 8746595
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser pump comprising: a pump body; at least a first piston that slides in leaktight manner in said pump body on each actuation so as to expel a dose of fluid through a dispenser orifice (45) that is provided in a dispenser head (40); a closure member (38), movable between a closed position and an open position, being disposed in said dispenser head (40) upstream from said dispenser orifice (45), said closure member (38) being urged towards its closed position by a resilient element, such as a spring; said closure member (38) in the closed position co-operating in leaktight manner with said dispenser head (40) in at least three distinct sealing zones (381, 382, 383).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Aptar France SAS
    Inventors: Antonio Margheritis, Guido Dallara, Emanuele Maretto
  • Patent number: 8684284
    Abstract: Methods, processes, and apparatuses for the large scale synthesis of carbon nanostructures are provided. The apparatus for continuous large scale production of SWNTs includes a chamber. Positioned in one end of the chamber is a piston and at the other end is a tangential vortex created by gases forced into the chamber from opposite sides of the chamber walls. The chamber can be heated to reduce or eliminate agglomeration of small particles. The piston is used to push the catalyst towards the vortex, and the injection rate is controlled by the speed of the piston and the gas flow rate to create the vortex that also act as the transport gas. Thus, greater than 1 kg/h of an aerosolized, deagglomerated dry powder catalyst can be delivered to the reactor at a constant flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Avetik R. Harutyunyan
  • 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: 8656909
    Abstract: A nozzle, for use in a fluid dispensing device, having a body defining a fluid flow channel which is shaped to impart acceleration and angular momentum to fluid passing therethrough, an inlet port formed in the body and defining an inlet to the channel, and an outlet port formed in the body and defining an outlet from the channel, wherein the fluid flow channel includes a swirl chamber having a plurality of swirl chamber segments, the swirl chamber being located between the channel inlet and the channel outlet, wherein the body is comprised of a mating assembly of a plurality of like component parts, each of the component parts providing one of the swirl chamber segments; wherein the fluid flow channel includes a plurality of inlets to the swirl chamber for feeding fluid into the swirl chamber and wherein each of the component parts provides one of the swirl chamber inlets; wherein the swirl chamber inlets are positioned to feed fluid into respectively different swirl chamber segments and wherein the swirl ch
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Glaxo Group Limited
    Inventors: James William Godfrey, Mark Graham Hedley
  • Publication number: 20140034745
    Abstract: A vortex spray generating system that comprises a discharge channel and at least one inlet channel. The discharge channel and the at least one inlet channel are disposed with respect to one another such that the at least one inlet channel is capable of providing a tangential feed of fluid into the discharge channel sufficient to generate a vortex and spray pattern. A method of generating a vortex in a pressurized fluid so as to deliver the pressurized fluid as a spray. The method comprises providing a vortex spray generating apparatus comprising a discharge channel and at least one inlet channel, and introducing a tangential feed of fluid through the at least one inlet channel into the discharge channel sufficient to generate a vortex and spray pattern. The at least one inlet channel is disposed such that it is perpendicular to the discharge channel or angled with respect to the discharge channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: PRECISION VALVE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Geoff BRACE, John B. FORE, John K. WEBB
  • Patent number: 8640675
    Abstract: A fuel injector has an injector body and a control rod, which is movable in the injector body along an axis for controlling opening/closing of a nozzle that injects fuel in an engine cylinder; the injector body houses a metering servovalve, provided with a control chamber and with an open/close element of a balanced type, axial sliding of which causes a variation in pressure in the control chamber; the metering servovalve comprises a valve body made of two pieces coaxially coupled to one another via a deformable ring, which defines also a gasket for guaranteeing fluid tightness between the two pieces and maintains in a fixed position a disk on which a calibrated restriction is made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: C.R.F. Societa Consortile per Azioni
    Inventors: Mario Ricco, Raffaele Ricco, Sergio Stucchi, Onofrio De Michele
  • Patent number: 8579212
    Abstract: A spray ring, for wetting char and/or slag in a water bath with a wetting fluid. The spray ring comprises a loop conduit arranged in a loop-line. The loop conduit is at an inlet point provided with an inlet for feeding the wetting fluid into the loop conduit in an inlet flow direction. The loop-line has a plurality of outlet openings for spraying the wetting fluid out of the loop conduit. The inlet flow direction has a component that is tangential to a loop-line flow direction of the wetting fluid through the loop conduit at the inlet point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventor: Johannes Gerardus Maria Schilder
  • Publication number: 20130206870
    Abstract: In a fuel injection valve, a pipe line through which fuel is uniformly caused to flow is supposed from a flow quantity of fuel flowing into each of communication passages which is communicated between a corresponding one of a plurality of swirl generating chambers and an opening section of a valve seat member and, if a diameter of the pipe line is assumed to be da and a diameter of each of injection holes is assumed to be d0, da/d0 is set such that a spray angle of fuel injected from each of the injection holes provides a desired spray angle and the communication passages and the injection holes are designed such that at least one of fuel sprays injected from the respective injection holes is contacted on any other fuel sprays at a lower position than a liquid film part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
  • Patent number: 8418940
    Abstract: Spray nozzle comprising a front wall, an outlet channel delimited by a lateral surface substantially of revolution about an axis perpendicular to the front wall, an intake conduit supplying fluid product to the outlet channel, said intake conduit extending in a plane perpendicular to the axis, substantially tangentially to the lateral surface of the outlet channel, between an upstream and a downstream end opening out into the lateral surface of the outlet channel, the lateral surface of the outlet channel comprising a relief arranged radially relative to the axis and suitable for forming a static surface layer of fluid product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Rexam Dispensing Systems S.A.S.
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Songbe, Bernard Clerget
  • Patent number: 8313046
    Abstract: A multi-point injector includes an annular body defining an interior annular flow passage. The annular body includes a fluid inlet and a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart fluid outlets in fluid communication with the interior flow passage. Each of the outlets has a swirl chamber formed within the annular body associated therewith for imparting swirl to fluid delivered thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Delavan Inc
    Inventor: John Earl Short
  • Patent number: 8313045
    Abstract: A liquid atomizer for agricultural use includes at least one canal in fluid communication via a chamber with an outlet. At least a section of the canal extends along a straight line and tangentially opens into the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Netafim, Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael Levitsky
  • Patent number: 8276835
    Abstract: The design of the spray nozzle in an aerosol dispenser controls the characteristics of the spray that is produced. In a nozzle that comprises the elements of a multiplicity of inlet channels leading to a swirl chamber and an outlet orifice, the perception of wetness of a spray, such as an aqueous alcoholic deodorant spray, can be reduced by dimensioning the respective elements so that the sum of the widths of the inlet channels is less than the diameter of the swirl chamber and at least 1.5 times the diameter of the outlet orifice and the outlet orifice has a diameter of at least 0.3 mm together with the inlet channels being short, such as less than 0.5 mm. The new nozzle is especially suitable for spraying compositions having a low volatile organic carbon content and compositions comprising a significant proportion of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Richard Lowry, Joseph Muscat, John Noel Ruddock, Thomas Edward Shearmur, Simon Andrew Watson
  • Patent number: 8262002
    Abstract: The pressure swirl atomizing nozzle for spraying a curable composition comprises an orifice piece (16), which defines a funnel-shaped cavity and an exit orifice (17), and an injector piece (18) which closing off the funnel-shaped cavity so that the funnel-shaped cavity forms a swirl chamber (19) between a front side of the injector piece (18) and the exit orifice (17). The injector piece (18) comprises at least two swirl ports (20) which end in the swirl chamber (19) for injecting the curable composition therein and for thereby imparting swirl to the curable composition. Compared to the sum of the smallest cross-sectional areas of the swirl ports (20), the side wall (24) of the swirl chamber (19) has a relatively small surface area which is however still large enough to distribute the curable composition so as to achieve a uniform spray pattern. By the reduced size of the swirl chamber (19), the curable composition can be atomized more efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Recticel Automobilsysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Christophe Vermeire, Kristof Benoit
  • Publication number: 20120193455
    Abstract: A spray nozzle assembly including at least one wear part made from a hard and abrasion-resistant material and a protective housing made from a strong and resilient material and having a downstream chamber adapted to receive one or more of the wear parts in releasably trapped relationship, the downstream chamber having a wall including a post defined by a slot in the downstream chamber wall either side of the post, the post including an inwardly extending protuberance at or near its end and adapted to prevent the wear part from escaping from the downstream chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2011
    Publication date: August 2, 2012
    Applicant: SPRAY NOZZLE ENGINEERING PTY. LIMITED
    Inventors: Sean Morgan, Stuart Morgan
  • Patent number: 8162238
    Abstract: A spray liquid pressure head has a main head body containing a suction body, a suction pipe and a container locking ring. A pressing member assembled over the main head body has a pressure head and horizontal expansion pipe. A directional jack is assembled at one end of the horizontal expansion pipe. Two reinforced costal margins are integrally formed at both sides of the horizontal expansion pipe in a vertical extension state. One end of the reinforced costal margin is integrally linked to the pressure head, and the other end integrally linked to the directional jack. The pressure head has a combined directional sprinkler head containing a labyrinth connecting pipe, a vertical terminal pipe and a spraying guide assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Living Fountain Plastic Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kun-Lung Tseng
  • Publication number: 20120018539
    Abstract: A spray button which is capable of spraying a content widely and decreasing the diameter of a sprayed particle. In the spray button comprising a spray button body and a nozzle body and having a rotation chamber, a spray orifice, and a plurality of spray grooves, assuming a diameter of the rotation chamber to be (D), a diameter of the spray orifice to be (Da), a width of a connection portion with the spray grooves and the rotation chamber to be (Dd), and a length from a stem-side sidewall of the nozzle body to a tip of the spray orifice to be (L), the relationships of D/Da>1, D/Dd?5, D/L?3 are satisfied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicants: TOYO AEROSOL INDUSTRY CO., LTD., TOYO SEIKAN KAISHA, LTD.
    Inventors: Shouhei Horiuchi, Seiji Takahashi, Mizuki Yamada
  • Patent number: 8048010
    Abstract: A massage nozzle is disclosed including a vortex chamber having a water intake section provided to form a vortical flow therein, a spouting port provided to spout the vortical flow to form a negative pressure region, a water-spray plate provided at a distal end of the spouting port, the water-spray plate having an opening at a center thereof and a plurality of water-spray holes around the opening. The water-spray plate allows a large area suction and smooth movement while moving in contact with the skin. Further a movable member having an opening may be provided with at least a part inserted into the vortex chamber. Some part of a first portion of the movable member has a larger outside dimension than the spouting port, allowing physical vibration of the movable member in addition to the suction massage effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Toto, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Ohashi, Nobuhiro Shono, Koichi Toyoda, Tomoko Negishi
  • Patent number: 8028936
    Abstract: A spray nozzle, particularly well adapted for use in compressor spray cleaning systems, has a nozzle body with a right angle fluid delivery bore having a first passageway section extending longitudinally and at least one connected transverse nozzle bore section terminating in a reduced diameter spray bore at a sidewall of the nozzle body. A swirler is mounted in the nozzle bore section, and has a head section with a plurality of passageways formed between swirl vanes arranged about a periphery of the head section to pass fluid to the spray bore and an adjacent neck section of a reduced diameter. The neck forms an annulus between the neck and the nozzle body in fluid-passing contact with the first passageway section and head section to direct fluid from the first passageway through the head passageway for exit through the spray bore. The nozzle can be used in spray systems over a wide range of fluid delivery volumes and pressures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Inventor: Peter McDermott
  • Patent number: 7992809
    Abstract: Provided is a manual air-actuated spray paint apparatus and associated method for evenly disbursing paint in a controlled manner. Such an apparatus preferably includes a portable reservoir for holding the paint therein and a hand-actuated paint applicator removably coupled thereto. A mechanism for simultaneously discharging a single stream of paint and a volume of air may also be included. A discharge spout is removably mated to and in fluid communication with the paint applicator for mixing the single paint stream and the volume of air as they pass through the spout. A trigger is pivotally mated to the housing and is articulated between tensioned and released positions to activate the paint discharging mechanism. When the trigger is engaged, the paint is directed upwardly out of the reservoir and travels out the discharge spout to be applied to the surface intended to receive the paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Inventor: Leonard Barnett
  • Patent number: 7980491
    Abstract: An improved atomization system for aerosolizing liquids including a vortexing nozzle and a flat or protruding face on the nozzle exit orifice. The system can also include a diverging mouthpiece insert. The present invention can produce a high fine particle fraction and modest throat deposition in conjunction with reduced aerosol plume velocity and impact force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2011
    Assignee: Abbott Laboratories
    Inventors: Prashant P. Kakade, Robert C. Williams, III, Perry Genova
  • Patent number: 7828231
    Abstract: A discharge head for fluids, with a discharge nozzle (1) which has a discharge opening (2) and accommodates an internal sleeve (5) in which is arranged an internal body (4) which delimits an outlet channel (7) and has a connecting element (8) for connection to a counterpart (9) of a discharging apparatus, the internal sleeve (5) having, on the end side adjacent to the discharge opening (2), a sealing surface (10) against which a valve stopper (3) which is located on the internal body (4) and closes the outlet channel (7) is spring prestressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignee: MeadWestvaco Calmar GmbH
    Inventor: Heiko Harms
  • Patent number: 7784716
    Abstract: A valve seat 14 having an injection hole 14b is fixed at one end of a hollow valve main body 15, a valve body 12 slidably supported so as to be separated from and brought into contact with the valve seat 14 to open and close the injection hole 14b and a swirler 16 for surrounding the valve body 12 to slidably support the valve body 12 and for imparting a swirling motion to fuel flowing into the injection hole 14b are equipped, a swirling groove 16b in the swirler 16 includes a curvature part 16b3 in a groove outlet, and a sectional configuration of the swirling groove 16b is constituted so that the depth of the central part is larger than the depth of the end part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Norihisa Fukutomi, Mamoru Sumida
  • Patent number: 7775461
    Abstract: This invention relates to pump-action nozzle devices methods of making the same. The nozzle devices of the invention comprises a body which defines an internal chamber having an inlet through which fluid may be drawn into said chamber and an outlet through which fluid present in the chamber may be expelled from the nozzle. The inlet comprises an inlet valve and the outlet comprises an outlet valve. Fluid is dispensed from the dispenser nozzles by applying pressure to an actuator member that engages and resiliently deforms or displaces a portion of the body of the device that defines the chamber, thereby compressing the chamber and actuating the dispensing of fluid. In preferred embodiments, the actuator provides a rigid actuator surface that an operator can apply a pressure to.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: Incro Limited
    Inventors: Keith Laidler, Timothy Rodd
  • Patent number: RE41864
    Abstract: In a spray nozzle (10), a carrier (12) defines a spray aperture (20), a groove (30) surrounding the spray aperture for receiving an o-ring (32), a first locating bore (26) for slidably receiving an orifice plate (14) seated against the o-ring (32) and for aligning the orifice plate with the spray aperture, and a second locating bore (28) for slidably receiving a swirl unit and aligning the swirl unit (16) with the orifice plate and spray aperture. The swirl unit (16) defines on its peripheral surface a recessed flat (58) forming a fluid passageway between the swirl unit and carrier. The swirl unit (16) includes a swirl chamber (60) defined by a curvilinear surface (62) formed within the swirl unit, and an inlet port (64) formed in fluid communication between the swirl chamber and fluid passageway. The nozzle body (18) is threadedly received within the carrier (12) behind the swirl unit (16) to axially press the swirl unit, and in turn press the orifice plate (14) against the adjacent surface of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Bete Fog Nozzle, Inc.
    Inventors: Lincoln S. Soule, Douglas J. Dziadzio, Mark W. Yorns, Paul J. Mueller, Daniel T. deLesdernier, Thomas A. Bassett, Shane Taylor, Matthew P. Betsold