Having Interior Filter Or Guide Patents (Class 239/553)
  • Patent number: 9404846
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a nozzle assembly may include the step of over molding a nozzle housing, or a portion of a nozzle housing, onto at least one nozzle component, such as an injection tube. Nozzle assemblies and flow cytometers incorporating nozzle assemblies may include any combination of straight smooth injection tubes, improved features for securing a nozzle assembly, improved features for debubbling a nozzle assembly, and aggressive orienting geometries. A method of sorting cells may include the step of magnetically coupling a nozzle assembly with a flow cytometer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Inguran, LLC
    Inventors: Kris Buchanan, Johnathan Charles Sharpe, Kenneth Michael Evans
  • Patent number: 9267475
    Abstract: In a nozzle plate for a fuel injection device which can inject fuel flowed out from a fuel injection port of the fuel injection device in a sufficiently atomized state, a portion of fuel which flows in the inside of a nozzle hole impinges on an interference element, is sharply bent so as to flow backward by an impinging surface of the interference element which is formed of an annular recessed surface, is made to impinge on fuel which intends to advance straightly and pass through the nozzle hole and the orifice, and forms the flow of the fuel which intends to advance straightly and pass through the nozzle hole and the orifice into a turbulent flow. As a result, the nozzle plate for a fuel injection device further enhances the level of the atomization of fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: ENPLAS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Koji Noguchi
  • Patent number: 8985485
    Abstract: A melt blown system for adding a fine fiber layer to a substrates includes a die assembly, a first channel in the die assembly for carrying a first fluid, a first cavity fluidically coupled to the first channel that is configured to collect the first fluid, a first orifice for carrying a second fluid through the die assembly which is fluidically coupled to a second orifice in the die assembly by at least one channel, a plurality of first nozzles in the die assembly that are fluidically coupled to the first orifice, a plurality of second nozzles in the die assembly that are fluidically coupled to the second orifices, and a plurality of third nozzles in the die assembly that are fluidically coupled to the first cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Michael B. Budai, Edward W. Bolyard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8944341
    Abstract: A diffuser structure and a manufacturing method thereof are disclosed. The diffuser structure includes a substrate, a plurality of throughholes, and a glue layer. The throughholes are perpendicularly formed in the substrate. Each throughhole includes a gas-in part, a gas-out part, and a connecting part for connecting the gas-in part to the gas-out part. The glue layer is formed on a side wall of each gas-out part, and a thickness of the glue layer is between 1 ?m and 11 ?m. The present invention can solve a problem that particles are periodically generated after a periodic self-cleaning function is implemented in a plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Global Material Science Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byung-jun Park, Jin-jong Su, Fang-yu Liu
  • Patent number: 8919678
    Abstract: A filter for use with overhead sprinkler irrigation systems is disclosed. The filter includes a body, a removable screen, and a manually-actuated plunger adjacent the screen. A water hammer table is partitioned in the body and located above the plunger. The plunger is positioned for reciprocal movement through a debris outlet between an open, debris-discharging position, and a closed filtering position. The plunger defaults to the closed filtering position by pressurized water flowing through the body. The water is simultaneously filtered through the screen and passes out a clean water outlet while debris accumulates within the body. The plunger may be manually retracted to the open, debris-discharging position at any time, whereby accumulated debris is flushed out of the body through the debris outlet by residual water flowing therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: American Agriculture Products, LLC
    Inventors: Gerald Beer, Michael Woodford Freitas
  • Patent number: 8919680
    Abstract: A functional plumbing unit is provided, which is configured as an insertion cartridge insertable into a fluid conduit of a discharging plumbing fixture. The insertion cartridge includes a housing and a jet regulator. The housing includes an external thread on an outside thereof, configured to be screwed into an internal thread of the discharging plumbing fixture, a height of the housing, in a flow direction, generally corresponds to the external thread, a ring seal located in a downstream position therefrom and an upstream housing edge, the external thread is arranged between the downstream ring seal and the upstream housing edge, and at least a jet fractionating part, is arranged at an inlet end configured to be connected to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventor: Hermann Grether
  • Patent number: 8870100
    Abstract: A nozzle plate and an atomizing module using the nozzle plate are disclosed. The atomizing module is installed at a cavity and includes a piezoelectric circular plate, a braking circular plate and a nozzle plate. The braking circular plate is installed on a side of the piezoelectric circular plate. The nozzle plate is a circular disc clamped between the piezoelectric circular plate and the braking circular plate, and the nozzle plate includes firing holes and first protrusions. Each first protrusion is non-circular and protruded in a direction towards the piezoelectric circular plate or the braking circular plate to form a multi-curved surface structure radially or circularly arranged into a specific geometric pattern. The nozzle plate can increase the atomizing area, atomizing quantity and liquid-gas exchange rate to prevent excessive stresses from concentrating at the center of the nozzle plate or vibrations from cracking or breaking the nozzle plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Microbase Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Shu-Pin Hsieh, Yu-Ju Su, Chia-Chen Huang, Chien-Hua Lin, Yu-Chung Hsu, Tai-Shuan Lin, Mei-Hui Huang, Chieh-Ming Hsiung
  • Publication number: 20140312134
    Abstract: The present system comprises, a MFC controller, emitter-lines that utilize non-drain technology on the emission devices and control valves for individual drip lines or groups of drip lines within an irrigation zone, along with a means to actuate the control valves by the controller. The MCF system utilizes a number of valves in an irrigation system to control either individual emitter-lines or groups of emitter-lines but does not control individual emitters. The present system has a programmable controller that has a number of stations, each of which controls a group of valves. Each station can be programmed for start time and duration that the station is actuated. Each station can be programmed independently from all the others allowing overlap or complimentary irrigation. The total input flow rate to the system remains nearly constant during a daily irrigation while the valve groups are cycling within the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Patrick DeFrank, Stanley Edward Hawkins, Ajit Bhavarlal Jain
  • Publication number: 20140299681
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in semiconductor processing operations to distribute process gases across a semiconductor wafer. The apparatus may include one or more annular baffles arranged in a stack of annular baffle layers within a plenum volume of the apparatus. Each annular baffle may have a mid-diameter substantially equal to and inner diameter or outer diameter of a baffle in the annular baffle layer above it. The annular baffles may be arranged in a cascading fashion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Inventors: DHRITIMAN S. KASHYAP, DAVID G. COHEN, DAVINDER SHARMA
  • Publication number: 20140252136
    Abstract: A spray nozzle includes a nozzle body, the body having an inner wall and an outer wall, a first opening, a second opening, wherein the diameter of the second opening is less than the diameter of the first opening, wherein the first and second openings have threaded portions, a spray opening, the spray opening at an end of the second opening, and an inner vane, wherein the inner vane includes threads corresponding to the threads of the second opening, a vane face, wherein the vane face faces toward the spray opening, a vane protrusion, the protrusion being perpendicular to the face, wherein the face and the protrusion are on opposite sides of the vane, wherein the vane protrusion faces away from the spray opening, at least one vane groove emanating outwardly from the center of the vane face.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: Munson Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Patrick M Leistiko
  • Publication number: 20140217193
    Abstract: A substrate processing system includes a showerhead that comprises a head portion and a stem portion and that delivers precursor gas to a processing chamber. A baffle includes a base portion having an outer diameter that is greater than an outer diameter of the head portion of the showerhead, that comprises a dielectric material and that is arranged between the head portion of the showerhead and an upper surface of the processing chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Novellus Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Breiling, Kevin Gerber, Jennifer O'Loughlin, Nagraj Shankar, Pramod Subramonium
  • Publication number: 20140209817
    Abstract: A radiation source for generating EUV from a stream of molten metal fuel droplets by LPP (Laser Produced Plasma) or (Dual Laser Plasma) has a fuel droplet generator arranged to provide a stream of droplets of fuel and at least one laser configured to vaporise at least some of said droplets of fuel, whereby radiation is generated. The fuel droplet generator has nozzle, fuel supply line, and reservoir, with a pumping device arranged to supply a flow of molten metal fuel from the reservoir through the fuel feed line and out of the nozzle as a stream of droplets. The fuel droplet generator has a replaceable filter assembly in the fuel feed line, arranged to filter the molten metal fuel in use, to deter nozzle blockage by solid particulate impurities in the fuel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Ronald Johannes Hultermans, Antonius Theodorus Wilhelmus Kempen, Bernard Van Essen
  • Patent number: 8752501
    Abstract: A fluid dispensing system may include a first die portion having a first face defining a first edge and a second die portion spaced from the first die portion and having a second face facing the first face and defining a second edge, wherein the first edge and the second edge define a fluid outlet opening. The fluid dispensing system may also include a fluid inlet for introducing fluid to a region between the first face and the second face, and a cavity in flow communication with the fluid inlet, wherein the cavity opens to the region between the first face and the second face. The fluid dispensing system may further include a shim disposed between the first die portion and the second die portion to maintain the spaced positioning of the first and second die portions, wherein the shim defines a plurality of channels bounded by the first and second faces and extending from the cavity in a direction toward the fluid outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Felipe Miguel Joos
  • Patent number: 8651401
    Abstract: A jet regulator or jet aerator is provided with a jet regulator housing insertable into a water outlet and detachably held therein by threaded or bayonet connection. The jet regulator housing has an outflow-side housing partial region with a reduced housing outer circumference compared to the inflow-side housing partial region, and the outflow-side housing partial region is insertable into an insert opening of a turning tool such that the turning tool can be applied to a tool working surface in a rotationally fixed manner. The tool working surface is provided on the outflow-side frontal edge, the housing circumference of the outflow-side housing partial region and/or an annular shoulder surrounding the housing partial region on the outside. A sanitary water outlet is also provided, which for a plurality of visibly separately emerging water jets has a corresponding plurality of water outflows spaced apart from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Stein, Hermann Grether
  • Patent number: 8640980
    Abstract: A showerhead is disclosed that has a housing with an inlet and an outlet. There is a ball joint at the inlet of the housing adapted to be connected to a source of water and a spacer within the housing channels water from the inlet towards the outlet. Within the spacer is a flow control disc having one or more apertures. Each aperture is surrounded by a chamber within the disc, and the depth of each chamber partially controls the spray dispersion of the water flowing through the spacer. There is also an outlet cap removeably retained in the outlet of the housing. The outlet cap has a plurality of nozzle chambers each being fed by an aperture of the disc. The depth of each nozzle chamber is such as to also partially control the spray dispersion of the water discharged from the showerhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Exell Technology Pty Limited
    Inventor: Lindsay Nordstrom
  • Publication number: 20130327852
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a flow channel member, a liquid ejecting head, and a liquid ejecting apparatus which can suppress bubble mixing into a liquid and can be decreased in size.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Keiji HARA
  • Patent number: 8584613
    Abstract: A head for dispensing a thin film over a substrate is disclosed. The head includes a body assembly that extends between a first and a second end that is at least a width of the substrate. The body includes a main bore that is defined between the first and the second ends, the main bore connected to an upper side of a reservoir through a plurality of feeds that are defined between the main bore and the reservoir. The body also includes a plurality of outlets connected to a lower side of the reservoir and extend to an output slot. The plurality of feeds have a larger cross-sectional area than the plurality of outlets and the plurality of feeds are fewer than the plurality of outlets. Wherein fluid is configured to flow through the main bore, through the plurality of feeds along the bore and fill the reservoir up to at least the threshold level before fluid is evenly output as a film out of the output slot onto the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: Arnold Kholodenko, Cheng-yu Lin, Leon Ginzburg, Mark Mandelboym, Gregory A. Tomasch, Anwar Husain
  • Patent number: 8561923
    Abstract: A jet regulator is provided with a jet fractioning device designed as perforated plate with a number of flow-through holes that are located at a distance to each other. The perforated plate has at least one reinforcement rib on its flat side on the inflow side and/or outflow side to reinforce the perforated plate. On its side facing the outflow side the jet regulator has an additional perforated plate with a number of flow-through holes defined by flow guide walls. At least one distance piece is provided on at least one of the sides of the perforated plate that are facing each other and/or on an adjacent jet regulator component part. The distance piece deforms the perforated plate and the jet regulator component part as the result of a relative motion during the jet regulator installation from a non-deformed initial position into a round bodied or convexly bent application position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventor: Georg Staedtler
  • Patent number: 8535756
    Abstract: A nozzle for dispensing a random pattern of liquid adhesive filaments. The nozzle may include first and second air shim plates, an adhesive shim plate and first and second separating shim plates. The first and second air shim plates each have respective pairs of air slots. Each air slot has a process air inlet and a process air outlet and the air slots of each pair converge toward one another such that the process air inlets are farther apart than the process air outlets in each pair. The adhesive shim plate includes a plurality of liquid slots each with a liquid outlet. Four process air outlets are associated with each of the liquid outlets. The process air slots are adapted to receive pressurized process air and the liquid slots are adapted to receive pressurized liquid adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Bondeson, Thomas Burmester, Hubert Kufner, Joel E. Saine
  • Patent number: 8511347
    Abstract: A system and method for installing and removing a flow restrictor assembly in a shower, while prevents tampering with the flow restriction system thus installed. Tampering is prevented by concealing the flow restrictor assembly behind a shower wall, attached directly to a water supply line. The system further prevents tampering by concealing the tool-hole necessary for its removal behind a flow restrictor disk, so that there are no visible means of removing the flow restrictor assembly. The flow restrictor assembly threads onto a showerhead arm and the flow restrictor assembly with the attached showerhead arm threads directly into the water line. When the showerhead arm is unthreaded, the flow restrictor assembly remains connected to the water line by an external screw thread. The flow restrictor must be removed to reveal the tool-hole which may only then be engaged by a tool for removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: D.S. Magic Tech LLC
    Inventor: David Schwartz
  • Publication number: 20130203323
    Abstract: A nozzle for cooling lubricant is described having a connecting chamber with a chamber inlet and with a deflector plate in the interior of the connecting chamber that is held on at least two mounting means, a main chamber that is removably mounted by the rear face on the front face of the connecting chamber and has a diffusion plate with drilled holes, and a nozzle plate that is removably mounted by the rear face on the front face of the main chamber and has a hole pattern adapted to a grinding wheel profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Inventors: Marc Kritzky, Dieter Muchow, Alexander Foethke, Dietmar Paehler
  • Publication number: 20130168467
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatus for deflecting an angle of a flexible suction tube of a spray dispenser (or bottle). In particular, an insert can be located between a cap and a neck of the spray dispenser to deflect, at an angle, the flexible suction tube makes as it descends into a body of the spray dispenser. The angle can be such that the flexible suction tube is directed toward an off-center portion of the bottom of the spray dispenser or to a bottom corner or rim of the spray dispenser. As such, the spray dispenser, as modified by the insert, can siphon the last remnants of liquid in the dispenser, which are often not accessible via traditional spray dispensers (e.g., when used in a tilted fashion) where the flexible suction tube is directed toward a bottom center of the dispenser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventor: Scott Huffman
  • Publication number: 20130126643
    Abstract: A portable irrigation device and a method of use are disclosed herein. The disclosed irrigation device generally comprises an adapter configured to be connected to a water source; a pressure regulation device connected to said adapter; segments of fluid supply tubing in fluid communication with said pressure regulation device and configured to form two approximately concentric circles, wherein said two circles form an outer circle and an inner circle, and wherein said outer circle is in fluid communication with said inner circle via one or more radial segments of fluid supply tubing connecting said outer circle to said inner circle; and a plurality of emitter elements disposed along said segments of fluid supply tubing at predetermined intervals. The disclosed irrigation device may be utilized to water any plant in need of targeted irrigation, including shallow-rooted plants such as flowers and dry areas of grass in lawns, as well as deep-rooted plants such as shrubs and trees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Harvey Wayne McLarty
  • Patent number: 8399053
    Abstract: A nozzle for dispensing a random pattern of liquid adhesive filaments. The nozzle may include first and second air shim plates, an adhesive shim plate and first and second separating shim plates. The first and second air shim plates each have respective pairs of air slots. Each air slot has a process air inlet and a process air outlet and the air slots of each pair converge toward one another such that the process air inlets are farther apart than the process air outlets in each pair. The adhesive shim plate includes a plurality of liquid slots each with a liquid outlet. Four process air outlets are associated with each of the liquid outlets. The process air slots are adapted to receive pressurized process air and the liquid slots are adapted to receive pressurized liquid adhesive. The pressurized process air discharges from each group of the four process air outlets and forms a zone of turbulence for moving the filament of liquid adhesive discharging from the associated liquid outlet in a random pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Bondeson, Thomas Burmester, Hubert Kufner, Joel E. Saine
  • Patent number: 8387554
    Abstract: A coating nozzle includes a nozzle body including an inlet opening for receiving a liquid supplied from a liquid supply valve and an outlet opening, a distribution plate disposed adjacent to the nozzle body and including an elongated bore in fluid communication with the outlet opening, a shim plate disposed adjacent to the distribution plate and including a shim plate cutout communicating with the elongated bore of the distribution plate, and a baffle plate disposed adjacent to the shim plate. At least a portion of the shim plate cutout is located between the first elongated bore and the baffle plate so as to define a multi-face dispensing slot for dispensing the liquid onto at least two faces of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Ryuichiro Shibata, Yoshinori Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8308079
    Abstract: A sanitary installation element (1) having at least one bypass or cleaning duct (6) which is assigned a valve in whose open position the at least one bypass or cleaning duct is connected switched on. The installation element (1) according to the invention is characterized in that the installation element (1) has a filter screen (4) with at least one outlet opening (5), which outlet opening (5) has a larger clear opening cross section than the screen openings of the filter screen (4), that the at least one outlet opening (5) opens into the at least one bypass or cleaning duct (6), and that, as seen in the direction of flow, the outlet opening (5) is arranged in front of at least one liquid-conveying component of at least one functional unit situated in the installation element (1) and, as seen in the direction of flow, the duct outlet of the at least one bypass or cleaning duct (6) is arranged after this component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventors: Hermann Grether, Manfred Gilcher, Jorg Rudolph, Christoph Weis
  • Publication number: 20120273597
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for fabricating a fluid ejection device. The method includes forming a drive circuitry layer on a substrate. The method further includes fabricating at least one fluid ejection element on the substrate. Furthermore, the method includes forming at least one slot within a top portion of the substrate, and forming at least one fluid feed trench within a bottom portion of the substrate. Each fluid feed trench of the at least one fluid feed trench is in fluid communication with one or more slots of the at least one slot. Additionally, the method includes laminating a flow feature layer and a nozzle plate over the substrate having the at least one slot and the at least one fluid feed trench formed therewithin. Further disclosed is a fluid ejection device fabricated using the aforementioned to method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Inventors: DAVID BERNARD, ANDREW MCNEES, JAMES MRVOS
  • Publication number: 20120267454
    Abstract: A drip irrigation emitter includes a disc shaped body having a pressure reducing labyrinth between a water inlet area and an outlet hole, and a pressure regulating diaphragm changing flow through the outlet hole in response to water pressure fluctuations in the water conduit where the emitter is mounted. The water filtering inlet of the emitter is located entirely at the sides of the disc shaped body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Inventors: Zvika Einav, Jonathan D. Hart
  • Patent number: 8276836
    Abstract: A fuel nozzle assembly includes a nozzle body and an orifice plate. The orifice plate may be removably positioned on an interior of the nozzle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: John Brandon MacMillan, Thomas Edward Johnson
  • Publication number: 20120228397
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a staged fuel injector that includes, inter alia, a main fuel circuit for delivering fuel to a main fuel atomizer and a pilot fuel circuit for delivering fuel to a pilot fuel atomizer which is located radially inward of the main fuel atomizer. The main fuel atomizer includes a radially outer prefilmer and a radially inner fuel swirler. Portions of the main fuel circuit are formed in the prefilmer and portions of the pilot fuel circuit are formed in the prefilmer and the fuel swirler and are positioned proximate to and in thermal contact with fuel exit ports associated with the main fuel circuit and formed in the prefilmer. As a result, the pilot fuel circuit cools the stagnant fuel located in main fuel circuit, including the exit ports, even when performing at engine power levels of up to 60% of the maximum take-off thrust.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: Delavan Inc
    Inventor: Neal A. Thomson
  • Publication number: 20120227408
    Abstract: An injector with swirling flow mitigation includes an injector body defining a longitudinal axis. A fluid circuit is defined in the injector body and includes a plurality of flow channels defined in a cylindrical region around the longitudinal axis and being in fluid communication with an outlet orifice for passage of fluids out from the flow channels into a radial direction with respect to the longitudinal axis. A flow splitter is defined in each of the flow channels proximate the outlet orifice. Each flow splitter is configured and adapted to mitigate formation of swirling flow on fluids passing through the outlet orifice from the flow channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2011
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: Delavan Inc.
    Inventors: Philip E.O. Buelow, Neal A. Thomson
  • Patent number: 8191799
    Abstract: A shower head includes a nozzle, a connector mounted on the nozzle, a fastening member secured on the nozzle and abutting the connector, a bushing mounted in the connector, and a locking screw member locked onto the connector. Thus, when the water flows through the shower head, the ambient air is introduced through the air conducting holes of the connector and the air conducting apertures of the bushing into the flow conduit of the bushing to break the vacuum state in the shower head and to perturb the water flow in the shower head so as to produce a turbulent flow in the shower head so that the water flow injected from the nozzle is divided into multiple straight water beams and multiple irregular water bubbles so as to increase the flushing angle and area of the shower head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Sunrise Shower Products Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Kun-Chih Chen
  • Publication number: 20120126036
    Abstract: Described is a non pressure compensated drip emitter with multiflow facility, the drip emitter being placed inside a pipe of a drip irrigation system, the drip emitter comprising: a housing; a filter system being fitted at each inlet to ensure pure supply of water inside the emitter; three pools of water from only one of which water get discharged out of emitter and from emitter to the land to be irrigated, the third pool in the middle; a labyrinth in fluid communication with each pool and the filter system, the labyrinth comprises zigzag water paths; wherein the labyrinth connects middle pool with remaining two pools through the zigzag water path in such a way that even in case of partial clogging of the zigzag water path, the remaining partial zigzag water path remain active and ensure the discharge of water at a selected flow rate from the emitter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventor: Parixit Amrutbhai Patel
  • Patent number: 8177146
    Abstract: A shower head includes a nozzle unit, a quick connector mounted on the nozzle unit, and a bushing mounted in the quick connector. Thus, when the water flows through the shower head, the ambient air is introduced through the air conducting holes of the quick connector and the air conducting apertures of the bushing into the flow conduit of the bushing to break the vacuum state in the shower head and to perturb the water flow in the shower head so as to produce a turbulent flow in the shower head so that the water flow injected from the nozzle unit is divided into multiple straight water beams and multiple irregular water bubbles so as to increase the flushing angle and area of the shower head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Sunrise Shower Products Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Kun-Chih Chen
  • Publication number: 20120055886
    Abstract: Removable and replaceable outlets for point-of-use showers or faucets, filter devices, and methods and systems including the outlets and/or filter devices, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Publication date: March 8, 2012
    Applicant: PALL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alastair J. Hunter, Timothy J. Wilkinson
  • Publication number: 20120048961
    Abstract: The present application provides a fuel nozzle system. The fuel nozzle system may include a pre-orifice for a first pressure drop, a captured response volume in communication with the pre-orifice, a post-orifice in communication with the captured response volume for a second pressure drop, and a secondary fuel passage downstream of the post-orifice for a third pressure drop. The second pressure drop is less than the first pressure drop and the third pressure drop is less than the second pressure drop.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Kapil Kumar Singh, Fei Han, Shiva Srinivasan, Kwanwoo Kim
  • Publication number: 20110266373
    Abstract: A nozzle arrangement (1) for detachable arrangement in an outlet of a tubular nozzle fitting, which is allocated to a high-pressure cleaning or conditioning device of a paper machine, having a rotationally-symmetric nozzle body (2), including a carrier (3) formed as a circular disk with a central recess (5) encompassed thereby and a dome (6) bulging with its wall over the recess (5) at a flat side (4) of the carrier (3), and with a first jet channel (7) penetrating the wall, in which at least one first nozzle element (8) is arranged, which forms the liquid passing the jet channel (7) into a laminar jet. The carrier (3) of the nozzle body (2) has an exterior contour with a constant curvature or one changing in reference to the rotational symmetry axis of the nozzle body (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2011
    Publication date: November 3, 2011
    Applicant: PAPIERMASCHINEN-SYSTEMTECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Hans Joachim Struck, Lutz Fabiny
  • Patent number: 7913936
    Abstract: A silencer in a flow duct (10) comprises at least one plate-shaped element (12) which extends essentially parallel to the throughflow direction (16) of the flow duct. Integrated in the plate-shaped element (12), preferably in the downstream region, are means (13, 14) for feeding and for spraying a liquid (15) into the throughflow of the flow duct. The spraying means are preferably arranged in such a way that the liquid (15) is sprayed at an angle of at least 30° to the throughflow (16). The silencer according to the invention is used, for example, in the intake duct of a gas turboset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Alstom Technology Ltd
    Inventor: Juergen Hoffmann
  • Patent number: 7900854
    Abstract: A filter for use with overhead sprinkler irrigation systems is disclosed. The filter includes a hollow cylindrical body, a removable screen, and a manually-actuated plunger adjacent the screen. The plunger is positioned for reciprocal movement through a debris outlet between an open, debris-discharging position, and a closed filtering position. The plunger defaults to the closed filtering position by pressurized water flowing through the body. The water is simultaneously filtered through the screen and passes out a clean water outlet while debris accumulates within the body. The plunger may be manually retracted to the open, debris-discharging position at any time, whereby accumulated debris is flushed out of the body through the debris outlet by residual water flowing therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: American Agriculture Products, LLC
    Inventor: Gerald Beer
  • Patent number: 7878419
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention provide a spray head including a housing having a facetted front face with a plurality of intersecting surfaces. The spray head can include a nozzle in each one of the plurality of intersecting surfaces. The nozzle can be positioned within a first recess of the housing so that an outer end of the nozzle does not extend past an outer surface of the housing. The nozzle can generate and dispense a fog-like mist. The spray head can include a cover that substantially prevents an orifice of the nozzle from becoming blocked with debris. The cover can be installed within a second recess of the nozzle so that the cover is substantially flush with the outer surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Sta-Rite Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Simon J. Waddelow
  • Patent number: 7871023
    Abstract: A flow regulator, jet regulator or backflow preventer (11) having at least two components or parts (2, 11), a first one (2) of which can be inserted into a receiving opening (12) of the second part (12). The two parts (2, 11) can be interconnected using a locking arrangement (13, 17). One part is provided with at least one locking cam while the other part (11) is provided with a locking groove which is assigned to the locking cam and is used as a counterpart. One of the parts is provided with a slot (15) or similar recess located at a distance (a) from the outer or inner circumference of the part (2) in the area of the at least one locking groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2011
    Assignee: Neoperl GmbH
    Inventor: Hermann Grether
  • Publication number: 20110006135
    Abstract: A fluid ejector includes a fluid ejection assembly, a housing, and an insert. The fluid ejection assembly includes one or more silicon bodies and a plurality of actuators. The one or more silicon bodies includes a silicon body having a plurality of fluid passages for fluid flow and a plurality of nozzles fluidically connected to the plurality of fluid passages. The plurality of actuators cause fluid in the plurality of fluid passages to be ejected from the plurality of nozzles. The housing assembly includes one or more plastic bodies, at least one plastic body attached to at least one silicon body to form a sealed volume on a side of the fluid ejection assembly opposite the nozzles. The insert is embedded in the at least one plastic body in proximity to the at least one silicon body, the insert having a coefficient of thermal expansion of less than 9 ppm/° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Publication date: January 13, 2011
    Applicant: FUJIFILM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kevin Von Essen, Andreas Bibl, John A. Higginson, Steve Deming, Mats G. Ottosson
  • Patent number: 7866576
    Abstract: A combination shower arm and water filter having an integrated design for attachment between a water pipe behind a shower wall and a showerhead. The combination shower arm and water filter including a body having a first hollow arm and a second hollow arm connected to a central cartridge holding portion. The filter holding portion has a central opening with a filter cartridge or element removably held in a hollow chamber formed above the filter holding portion by means of a cap that is removably secured to the an upwardly extending annular portion formed on the filter holding portion. Water entering the combined shower arm and filter assembly through the first hollow arm is directed into the hollow chamber for passage through filter media in the filter cartridge or element before it exits through the second hollow arm and out a showerhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Inventor: David K. Farley
  • Publication number: 20100314472
    Abstract: A shower nozzle comprises a base and a joint, wherein the base includes a cover and a watering plate, the cover includes a connecting hole formed at a central portion thereof, and the cover includes a plurality of watering apertures arranged thereon; the joint includes a screwing mount and a coupling member, the screwing mount includes a peripheral tab extending from a lower end of an outer rim thereof, an engaging bore fixed on a lower end of an inner wall thereof, and a fitting projection attached around an outer periphery of the engaging bore, and the coupling member includes a screw portion secured on an upper end of an outer periphery thereof, and includes a number of outlets disposed on a lower end of the outer periphery thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2009
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventor: Chin-Tsai Lee
  • Publication number: 20100276519
    Abstract: A shower plate and a water-saving shower using the same are disclosed. The shower plate provided in a head body of shower used to supply fluid along an inner path thereof, the shower plate includes a plurality of spray holes configured to spray the supplying fluid out, wherein a predetermined amount of the spray hole are direction changing spray holes comprising a direction changing parts projected inwardly there from. The water-saving shower includes a shower plate provided in a head body of a shower used to supply fluid along an inner path thereof, the shower plate comprising a plurality of spray holes configured to spray the supplying fluid out, wherein a predetermined amount of the spray hole are direction changing spray holes comprising a direction changing parts projected inwardly there from, and a filter provided in the head body to filter foreign substances contained in the supplying fluid before the supplying fluid reaches the shower plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Inventor: Jang Woo Lee
  • Publication number: 20100276507
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and a method for injecting a multiple-phase jet with a variable direction and/or opening, by the fluidic interaction between the multiple-phase jet and one or more actuation jets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Elude Et L'Ex ploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Bernard Labegorre, Thierry Poinsot, Nicolas Guezennec
  • Patent number: 7806349
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for spraying water, provided with a seal support (21) arranged between the body (1) and the perforated sheet (23) and in contact with the above. The seal support is mounted such as to be able to be removed from the body (1) with the joint (20). The above finds application in the production of non-woven materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2010
    Assignee: Rieter Perfojet
    Inventor: Frédéric Noelle
  • Patent number: 7798434
    Abstract: A nozzle for dispensing a random pattern of liquid adhesive filaments. The nozzle may include first and second air shim plates, an adhesive shim plate and first and second separating shim plates. The first and second air shim plates each have respective pairs of air slots. Each air slot has a process air inlet and a process air outlet and the air slots of each pair converge toward one another such that the process air inlets are farther apart than the process air outlets in each pair. The adhesive shim plate includes a plurality of liquid slots each with a liquid outlet. Four process air outlets are associated with each of the liquid outlets. The process air slots are adapted to receive pressurized process air and the liquid slots are adapted to receive pressurized liquid adhesive. The pressurized process air discharges from each group of the four process air outlets and forms a zone of turbulence for moving the filament of liquid adhesive discharging from the associated liquid outlet in a random pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Bondeson, Thomas Burmester, Hubert Kufner, Joel E. Saine
  • Patent number: 7709060
    Abstract: The present invention aims at making it possible to easily fill liquid into a droplet spraying and applying head module, while saving work. The droplet spraying and applying head module includes a droplet spraying and applying head and a tank. The droplet spraying and applying head includes a liquid chamber for containing liquid and a plurality of nozzles communicating with the liquid chamber, and sprays droplets through the nozzles The tank contains liquid to be supplied to the liquid chamber, and communicates with the liquid chamber. The droplet spraying and applying head and the tank are coupled to each other with a coupling member. A revolute joint is interposed between the coupling member and the droplet spraying and applying head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventor: Shuichi Kimura
  • Patent number: 7617996
    Abstract: A spraying head for bathing comprises an outer housing and an inner housing. In a center of a top edge of the outer housing is mounted a locking seat having plural water outlet openings and outer threads, and an engaging section mounted with a water-stop ring is formed on a lower end of the locking seat. The inner housing is mounted in the outer housing, and the inner housing is combined with a water outlet panel and is mounted with a locking assembly having inner threads and an abutting flange. The inner threads of the locking assembly are threaded with the outer threads of the locking seat in such a manner that the abutting flange is abutted against the water-stop ring, so as to form a sealing condition. And a bolt cooperates with a spacer and a nut enabling the water outlet panel to fix in the locking seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Ching Shenger Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Tsai Lee