Concentric Or Coaxial Groups Patents (Class 239/558)
  • Patent number: 10201792
    Abstract: A fixed bed reactor for cyclic, catalytic dehydrogenation of hydrocarbons, such as alkanes and a reactor-internal device for improving distribution of hydrocarbon feed into the fixed catalyst bed of the reactor. The device comprises a vertical deflector plate with multiple horizontal slits and a frustum cone with multiple perforations on the lateral surface, connected to the bottom end of the plate. The reactor includes a main horizontal reaction vessel containing a fixed catalyst bed and a cactus-shaped inlet assembly sub-divided into three inlets at the upper half portion to supply fluid streams, including hydrocarbon feed, to the catalyst bed. The distributor device is positioned inside a main central vertical arm of the inlet assembly form by the convergence of the three inlets. Various embodiments of the distributor device where the slit thicknesses, distance between slits, perforation diameter, distance between perforations are varied, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Arijit Ganguli, Vinod S. Nair, Ramsey Bunama
  • Patent number: 9259743
    Abstract: A spray head for a sprayer includes a body portion that receives a supply of fluid and a head portion in fluid communication with the body portion. The head portion of the spray head includes an outer surface which includes a plurality of spray nozzles used to direct a high velocity fluid flow from the spray head and a plurality of spray holes arranged as an outer ring which concentrically surrounds the spray nozzles and directs a lower velocity curtain of water that substantially surrounds the high velocity fluid flow. The lower velocity curtain of water reduces splashing that may result from the high velocity spray directed from the spray nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Ken S. Hanna, Pete Kajuch, Gregory De Swarte
  • Patent number: 9227184
    Abstract: A nozzle is configured to discharge a fluid containing a raw material of a catalytic layer to a substrate having first and second end faces and provided with holes each extending from the first end face to the second end face. The nozzle is provided with discharge ports each discharging the fluid toward the first end face of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: CATALER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Atsushi Nakano, Shigeki Mizuno, Shigeji Matsumoto, Hiroshi Sekine, Suguru Matsui
  • Patent number: 9033261
    Abstract: A single point touch shower has a fixed unit, an outlet terminal and a switching mechanism. The fixed unit has an inlet passage connecting the water resource; the outlet terminal is asway connected to the fixed unit and provided with a plurality of outlet functions; the switching mechanism comprises a first ratchet wheel, a stopping claw and a transmission mechanism; the first ratchet wheel is rotationally connected to the outlet terminal; the stopping claw connects the first ratchet wheel and the fixed unit to limit the reversal of the first ratchet wheel; the transmission mechanism connects the first ratchet wheel and the fixed unit to transmit the mutual swing between the outlet terminal and the fixed unit to the relative rotation between the first ratchet wheel and the outlet terminal, and the outlet functions switching is controlled through the relative rotation between the first ratchet wheel and the outlet terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignees: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Hexian Cai, Jianmin Chen, Bin Chen
  • Patent number: 8980206
    Abstract: A method is illustrated and described for reducing unwanted substances by injecting a reactant into a flue gas of a steam generator. In order that the reactant can also be used in larger steam generators and/or combustion chambers, a method is proposed, in which the reactant is injected into the combustion chamber of the steam generator via a reactant opening of a multi-component nozzle, in which an enveloping medium is injected into the combustion chamber through at least one enveloping medium opening arranged outside the reactant opening, and in which the enveloping medium at least partly envelops the reactant in the combustion chamber and in this way at least partly shields the reactant from the flue gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Babcock Borsig Steinmueller GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Hamel, Christian Storm
  • Patent number: 8960318
    Abstract: A fire extinguishing device for the uniform distribution of compressed air foam for fire suppression, connected to a piping network of a CAF system. Multiple nozzles of different types are connected to a single body, set at specific angles both horizontally and vertically. Each nozzle is selected to provide a set discharge spray angle and positioned in the body of the device to provide the proper distribution. The device body has a female thread at the inlet for connection to the CAF system in addition to female outlets at the discharge for connection of spray nozzles. The device may be used to create a 360° spray pattern or a 120° spray pattern depending on the application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: David B. Munroe
  • Publication number: 20150021416
    Abstract: A fuel injector for supplying fuel to a fuel consuming devise includes a fuel inlet for receiving the fuel, a nozzle tip for dispensing the fuel from the fuel injector, a conduit for communicating the fuel from the fuel inlet to the nozzle tip, a valve seat, and a valve selectively seatable and unseatable with the valve seat for selectively preventing and permitting fuel flow out of the nozzle tip. The nozzle tip includes a non-circular recess on a downstream side thereof and a metering hole on an upstream side thereof opening into the non-circular recess to allow fuel to exit the nozzle tip, the metering hole having a smaller area than the non-circular recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: MICHAEL R. RANEY, DANIEL L. VARBLE, AXEL H. BERNDORFER, STEPHAN BREUER, JAMES ZIZELMAN
  • Publication number: 20140367482
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes embodiments directed to a showerhead. In some of the embodiments, the showerhead includes a housing defining a chamber in fluid communication with a fluid inlet such as a water source, a first bank of nozzles, and a second bank of nozzles. The showerhead also includes a massage mode assembly that is at least partially received within the chamber. The massage mode assembly includes a turbine, a cam connected to or formed integrally with the turbine, and a shutter connected to the cam. With the structure of the massage mode assembly, the movement of the shutter is restricted along a single axis such that as the turbine rotates, the cam causes the shutter to alternatingly fluidly connect and disconnect the first bank of nozzles and the second bank of nozzles from the fluid inlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph W. Cacka, Leland C. Leber, Michael J. Quinn
  • Patent number: 8911219
    Abstract: A submersible, water circulation system for enclosed tanks such as used by municipalities, fire districts, and industries. The system includes a driving unit having a shell extending along an axis with a pump supported within the shell. The shell has at least one inlet and at least one outlet and is positionable on the floor of the tank with the outlet facing upwardly. In operation, the pump continuously draws an incoming flow of water from outside of the driving unit adjacent the tank floor through the inlet of the driving unit and preferably drives all of the continuously incoming flow out through the upwardly facing outlet. The upwardly facing outlet is preferably a thin, elongated slot that creates a thin, substantially planar discharge of water therethrough that presents a very large surface area for its volume and induces water adjacent the shell to move upwardly with it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Medora Environmental, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas P. Walter, Joel J. Bleth, Willard R. Tormaschy, Corey M. Simnioniw, Jonathan L. Zent
  • 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: 8893988
    Abstract: A liquid-dispensing station comprises a liquid-holding tank and a plurality of liquid-dispensing structures. The liquid-holding tank and the plurality of liquid-dispensing structures are adjoined to form a liquid-dispensing apparatus. Liquid from within the liquid-holding tank can be dispensed through one or more of the liquid-dispensing structures, which are in fluid communication with a liquid-receiving space of the liquid-holding tank. When the liquid-holding tank is empty, the liquid-dispensing apparatus is stackable within another identically configured liquid-dispensing apparatus. Advantageously, the liquid-holding tank and the liquid-dispensing structures are jointly configured such that the liquid-dispensing structures of one liquid-dispensing apparatus do not contact the liquid-holding tank of another liquid-dispensing apparatus when stacked therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Inventor: Kevin W. Huff
  • Patent number: 8876024
    Abstract: The present invention generally comprises a heated showerhead assembly that may be used to supply processing gases into a processing chamber. The processing chamber may be an etching chamber. When processing gas is evacuated from the processing chamber, the uniform processing of the substrate may be difficult. As the processing gas is pulled away from the substrate and towards the vacuum pump, the plasma, in the case of etching, may not be uniform across the substrate. Uneven plasma may lead to uneven etching. To prevent uneven etching, the showerhead assembly may be separated into two zones each having independently controllable gas introduction and temperature control. The first zone corresponds to the perimeter of the substrate while the second zone corresponds to the center of the substrate. By independently controlling the temperature and the gas flow through the showerhead zones, etching uniformity of the substrate may be increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Carducci, Olga Regelman, Kallol Bera, Douglas A. Buchberger, Paul Brillhart
  • Patent number: 8845326
    Abstract: An gas burner assembly for a cooking appliance includes a main burner assembly, a simmer burner assembly positioned in a stacked relationship with and located below the main burner assembly, a venturi assembly for delivering a gas flow to the main burner assembly, a gas boost pump configured to control a pressurization of the gas flow, a gas valve assembly for controlling a rate of the gas flow, and an encoder coupled to the gas valve assembly, the encoder configured to track a position of the gas valve assembly and provide a signal to the gas boost pump for pressurization of the gas flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Timothy Scott Shaffer, Eric K. Watson, Brian Michael Schork, Paul Bryan Cadima, Paul E. McCrorey
  • Publication number: 20140263760
    Abstract: A spray head for a sprayer includes a body portion that receives a supply of fluid and a head portion in fluid communication with the body portion. The head portion of the spray head includes an outer surface which includes a plurality of spray nozzles used to direct a high velocity fluid flow from the spray head and a plurality of spray holes arranged as an outer ring which concentrically surrounds the spray nozzles and directs a lower velocity curtain of water that substantially surrounds the high velocity fluid flow. The lower velocity curtain of water reduces splashing that may result from the high velocity spray directed from the spray nozzles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Ken S. Hanna, Pete Kajuch, Gregory De Swarte
  • Publication number: 20140252137
    Abstract: A fuel injection valve for injecting fuel radially includes a valve housing and a valve member. The housing includes fuel nozzle holes arranged in a circumferential direction with a common pitch on a common imaginary circle. Each nozzle hole is inclined toward an outer peripheral side from a fuel inlet to outlet. The nozzle holes have a common shape around their hole axes. The nozzle holes are classified into any of nozzle hole groups. Each group includes at least two of the nozzle holes, which are arranged in a predetermined order with different inclination angles of their hole axes relative to the central axis of the housing. The order of the arrangement of the at least two of the nozzle holes is set at a common order toward one side in the circumferential direction, among the groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidekazu OOMURA, Masanori MIYAGAWA
  • Publication number: 20140237840
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to an apparatus for providing processing gases to a process chamber with improved uniformity. One embodiment of the present invention provides a gas delivery assembly. The gas delivery assembly includes a hub, a nozzle, and one or more gas diffusers disposed in the nozzle. The nozzle has a cylindrical body with a side wall and a top surface. A plurality of injection passages are formed inside the nozzle to deliver processing gases into the process chamber via a plurality of outlets disposed in the side wall. The injection passages are configured to direct process gases out of each outlet disposed in the side wall in a direction which is not radially aligned with a centerline of the hub.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Vladimir KNYAZIK, Kyle TANTIWONG, Samer BANNA, Waheb BISHARA
  • Patent number: 8800893
    Abstract: A faucet wand includes a waterway having a plurality of conduits; a diverter valve and a reset valve. The diverter valve diverts fluid flow between two of the conduits and has a default position. The reset valve can cause the diverter valve to return to its default position from another position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Moen Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael L. Malek, W. Randall Tucker
  • Patent number: 8794543
    Abstract: A showerhead may include a housing, a turbine, and a shutter. The housing may include a fluid inlet, at least one fluid outlet, and a chamber in fluid communication with the inlet and one or more outlets. The turbine and shutter may be placed in the cavity. The shutter may include at least one opening. The shutter may selectively cover and uncover fluid outlets, thus selectively fluidly connecting the fluid outlets with the chamber. Water flowing through the housing causes the turbine to spin. As the turbine spins, the shutter rotates at a slower speed than the turbine to produce a periodic interruption of water flow through the outlets by covering and uncovering the outlets as the shutter rotates within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventor: Leland C. Leber
  • Patent number: 8720795
    Abstract: Providing a flush bowl capable of discharging a planar shower-like water discharge flow in a wide range while changing the water discharge trajectory is directed. The shower device according to an embodiment of the invention is a shower device including: a water discharger including a plurality of water discharge ports; a rotator including a channel at its center; a coupling section coupling the inside of the water discharger to the channel of the rotator; a receiving section receiving the rotator; a driving mechanism configured to rotate and revolve the rotator in the receiving section; and a decelerating section provided inside the water discharger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Toto Ltd
    Inventors: Minoru Sato, Yutaka Aihara, Minami Okamoto, Kiyotake Ukigai
  • Patent number: 8708255
    Abstract: A shower attachment which can be adjusted about a joint is proposed. The shower attachment comprises in one shower-attachment housing two water guides with in each case one outlet option. A changeover device can be used to change over between the two water guides. The changeover device comprises a valve having a valve closing body. In order to actuate the changeover device, an actuating element is provided on the shower-attachment housing and can be adjusted in two opposite directions relative to the shower-attachment housing. The two adjusting directions of the actuating element are at the same time directions which lead to a pivoting of the shower attachment about the joint axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Hansgrohe SE
    Inventor: Guido Steffens
  • Patent number: 8689473
    Abstract: A dioramic apparatus includes a vessel having an inferior portion and a superior portion. The vessel includes a shell and defines an interior space. The interior space is partially filled by a liquid medium. At least one dioramic scene is disposed in the interior space. A reservoir is in fluid communication with the interior space. The reservoir includes a flow plate defining at least one liquid intake and at least one liquid output port. The at least one liquid intake is configured and arranged for receiving at least a portion of the liquid medium from the interior space when the dioramic apparatus is at least partially inverted. The at least one liquid output port is configured and arranged to output at least a portion of the liquid medium from the reservoir when the vessel is placed in an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: RainGlobes, LLC
    Inventors: Joshua James, Frederick Bowen Northup, Jr., Lawrence Scott Larson, Jeremy Kolenbrander, James Ladtkow
  • Patent number: 8672241
    Abstract: A multi-hole or cluster nozzle having several outlet openings for fluid to be atomized. The central longitudinal axes of at least two of the outlet openings are aligned askew relative to one another, where a distance between the central longitudinal axes of these outlet openings and the main longitudinal axis of the nozzle is initially reduced when seen in the outflow direction, without intersecting the central longitudinal axis, and increases again after passing through a minimum distance. Use for example in nozzles for evaporative cooling or for flue gas cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Dieter Wurz
  • Patent number: 8590814
    Abstract: A nozzle for use with a sprayer, such as a spray gun for a pressure washer or a garden hose system, includes a body, which has an inlet for receiving a pressurized flow of water. The nozzle further includes first and second outlets, and first and second passages. The first and second outlets are formed in an end of the body. The first passage extends between the inlet and the first outlet, and the second passage extends between the inlet and the second outlet. The first and second passages are substantially straight and parallel to one another. During operation of the nozzle, the pressurized flow of water from the inlet is split, passes through the first and second passages, and exits the body from the first and second outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Richard J. Gilpatrick, James A. Louden
  • Patent number: 8585276
    Abstract: A cleaning system for cleaning the interior of an industrial food mixing bowl of, for example, a dough mixer includes a cleaning lance with a spray nozzle assembly at an end of the lance, an actuator operable to reciprocally insert and retract the lance into or out of a food mixer bowl, and a pump operable to deliver cleaning fluid under pressure over a conduit to the lance and spray nozzle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: The Trustees of the La Strada No. 2 Trust
    Inventor: Richard Stanley Michael Fenton
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8573512
    Abstract: A handheld water discharging device contains a housing; a water supplying pipe fixed in the housing and including a valve holder and a discharge assembly; wherein the valve holder includes an inlet room, a distributing room, a peripheral flowing room, a central flowing room, and a groove; the distributing room includes a plurality of ratchet blocks; the discharge assembly is fixed at the groove and includes a first outflow member and a second outflow member; a valve core displaces in the distributing room and includes a first closing segment; a resilient element is used to push the valve core downward; a positioning member is fixed in the distributing room and includes a biasing portion, a number of engagement teeth, and a stem; a button element serves as to push the positioning member upward properly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Globe Union Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Xiaodi Hu
  • Publication number: 20130193238
    Abstract: A shower head includes a shower body, a spherical joint, a fixing seat, a TPR roller, a welding sheet, a switching shaft, a connecting member, a water dispensing disc, a supporting frame, an inclined member, a rotor, an air intake valve, a TPR lid, and a cover. The switching shaft is a concave body with a handle. A cylinder having a hole is provided in the concave body. A spring and a sealing gasket are sleeved on the cylinder. A pillar is arranged on the outer side of the concave body. The pillar is connected with the connecting member. The handle of the switching shaft is connected with the welding sheet. The shower head has the advantages that the sealing effect is better when the water pressure is lower, and it is easy to switch when the water pressure is higher.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: SINYU TECHNOLOGY (FUJIAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhangjun Yu
  • Patent number: 8424781
    Abstract: A power sprayer or spray device for use with a faucet. The spray device may include a spray mode and a stream mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Masco Corporation of Indiana
    Inventors: Michael Scot Rosko, John D. Vogel, Patrick B. Jonte
  • Patent number: 8424783
    Abstract: The present invention provides a wall mounted shower head including a casing body set, a water conduit set and a water outlet plate. The water conduit set is disposed inside the casing body set, wherein upper section of the water conduit set is joined to a first joining base of the water outlet plate and bottom section of the water conduit set is joined to a second joining base of the casing body set. With a two-stage press control button disposed on the water outlet plate, users can control shower water by controlling actuation of an upper control shaft, a lower control shaft and a spring of the water conduit set. The structure provides a convenient water control operation for users in shower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Inventor: Somei Huang
  • Patent number: 8408897
    Abstract: The present invention provides a gas burner (10) including: a distributor means (50) having at least one distribution chamber to distribute an air gas mixture around said distributor (50), said burner (10) including a plurality of flame ports (70) through which said gas mixture can pass and be ignited; at least one injector (39) associated with said distributor (50), said at least one injector (39) being positioned to inject gas into said at least distribution chamber via a venture formed of a vertically directed passage and transition port (64) and at least one venturi extension extending away from said transition port (64).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget Electrolux
    Inventors: Carlo Antonio Rossi, Marco Rossi, Steven McIntyre, Keith Joseph Borg, George Brock-Nannestad
  • Publication number: 20130075499
    Abstract: A nozzle for a burner boom water spray system of an offshore plant that can more efficiently shield a high heat source generating when combusting gas generating upon drilling crude oil is provided. The nozzle includes: a front ejecting portion having a first nozzle tap at the center; a first side ejecting portion formed at a lower side of the front ejecting portion; a second side ejecting portion formed at a lower side of the first side ejecting portion; and a fastening portion formed at a lower side of the second side ejecting portion and coupled to a member for supplying a nozzle injection fluid. The nozzle provides a side ejecting portion of two stages in addition to a front ejecting portion, and thus an efficient water curtain pattern can be embodied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: SEBO TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hong-Woo JEON, Hang-Bum Cho, Do-Kyeong Lee, Tae-Uk Heo, Jin-Ho Ryu
  • Patent number: 8403240
    Abstract: The invention discloses a rotary waterfall shower comprising a hollow body, transversely arranged vane wheels, a front cover arranged on the front end of the body in a sealing way and a water division member which is arranged in the body in a sealing way and can cause the vane wheels to rotate, a pinion wheel is fixedly arranged on the front end of the vane wheels in an axial direction and is meshed with output gear wheels distributed in a central symmetry way, and each output gear wheel can drive one rotary water discharge component arranged on the front end of the front cover to rotate horizontally. Water sprinkled out from the water outlet of the rotary waterfall shower can be dynamically rotated to form gainly clusters of spiral waterfall water blooms, and the shower has the effect of gentle massage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Xiamen Solex High-Tech Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tianyu Chen
  • Patent number: 8393099
    Abstract: A dioramic apparatus includes a vessel having an inferior portion and a superior portion. The vessel includes a shell and defines an interior space. The interior space is partially filled by a liquid medium. At least one dioramic scene is disposed in the interior space. A reservoir is in fluid communication with the interior space. The reservoir includes a flow plate defining at least one liquid intake and at least one liquid output port. The at least one liquid intake is configured and arranged for receiving at least a portion of the liquid medium from the interior space when the dioramic apparatus is at least partially inverted. The at least one liquid output port is configured and arranged to output at least a portion of the liquid medium from the reservoir when the vessel is placed in an upright position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Rainglobes LLC
    Inventors: Joshua James, Fred Northup, Lawrence Scott Larson, Jeremy Kolenbrander, James Ladtkow
  • Patent number: 8366024
    Abstract: A showerhead may include a housing, a jet disk, a turbine, and a shutter. The housing may include a fluid inlet, at least one fluid outlet, and a chamber in fluid communication with the inlet and one or more outlets. The jet disk, turbine, and shutter may be placed in the cavity. The shutter may include at least one opening. The shutter may selectively cover and uncover fluid outlets, thus selectively fluidly connecting the fluid outlets with the chamber. Water flowing through the housing causes the turbine to spin. As the turbine spins, the shutter rotates at a slower speed than the turbine to produce a periodic interruption of water flow through the outlets by covering and uncovering the outlets as the shutter rotates within the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventor: Leland C. Leber
  • Patent number: 8313049
    Abstract: A shower faucet includes a housing having a press bar axially connected; a tube member installed in the housing and including a seat having a second room to distributing water and a displace room; a distributing valve core pushed to move between a higher and a lower positions of the second room to generate a first and a second waterings; a button element biased against by the press bar to actuate a rotary positioning member to engage with the distributing valve core to generate the second watering, wherein the positioning member is retained on ratchet members of the displace so that the second watering is kept without pressing the press bar continuously, a resilient element used to push the distributing valve core so that the positioning member is rotated and pushed to disengage from the ratchet members, such that watering levels are switched by pressing the press bar easily.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Globe Union Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Feng Xu
  • Patent number: 8308085
    Abstract: The present invention provides a showerhead that allows a bather to switch among at least three different water delivery functions. In the first function, the showerhead delivers a concentrated fluttering spray at a rate not to exceed 1.5 GPM (5.75 GPM). In the second function, the showerhead delivers a combined spray pattern, wherein the fluttering spray and a radially dispersed precision spray are simultaneously delivered to the bather at a rate not to exceed 2.0 GPM (7.57 L/min) for the combined water flow. In the third function, the showerhead delivers the precision spray pattern at a rate not to exceed 2.0 L/min (7.57 GPM). The combination spray pattern is effected without compromising either the desirable massaging and cleaning effect of water delivery or the inherent water conservation benefits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: AS IP Holdco, L.L.C.
    Inventors: David Meisner, Walter Pitsch, Tung Hsien Lu
  • Patent number: 8302886
    Abstract: In a fuel injection valve having a valve plug for opening and closing a valve seat in which fuel is injected from a plurality of orifices provided in an orifice plate mounted at the downstream side of the valve seat by operating the valve plug in response to an operation signal from a controller, a thin wall part is provided by concaving a center portion of an upstream-side end face of the orifice plate to the downstream side by press working, and the orifice plate is disposed so that a virtual circular conical surface extending to the downstream side of the valve seat surface and an upstream-side end face of the orifice plate of the outer peripheral side of the thin wall part intersect to each other to form one virtual circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Naoya Hashii, Tsuyoshi Munezane
  • Patent number: 8302889
    Abstract: A fuel injection valve has a valve body for opening and closing a valve seat, and receives an operation signal from a control unit to operate the valve body so that fuel is injected from a plurality of injection holes formed in an injection hole plate welded through a welded portion to a downstream side of the valve seat while passing through a gap between the valve body and the valve seat. The injection hole plate is formed at its central portion with a convex portion which is substantially axisymmetric with respect to a valve seat axis and which has a circular-arc shaped cross section, and the welded portion is also substantially axisymmetric with respect to the valve seat axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Naoya Hashii, Keishi Nakano, Tsuyoshi Munezane, Atsushi Yoshimura, Manabu Miyaki
  • Patent number: 8297534
    Abstract: A shower with rotatable top and bottom rotating covers and a rotatable watering function, comprising: a shower housing, a watering unit having a tilted hole, an impeller set beneath the tilted hole and axially located between the shower housing and the watering unit, a top rotating cover protruding on the shower housing and fixed on the top of the impeller, and a bottom rotating cover protruding under the watering unit and fixed beneath the impeller. The top and bottom rotating covers rotate with the impeller around the same axis. The bottom cover contains an off-center outlet. The water stream from the tilted hole of watering unit will strike the impeller, rotating the top and bottom rotating cover around the same axis. The off-center outlet of the bottom rotating cover then generates a rotating spray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignees: Xiamen Solex High-Tech Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Renzhong Li, Jianmin Chen, Bin Chen, Huasong Zhou
  • Patent number: 8276834
    Abstract: A multi-function shower head provides three water flower levels in response to three watering modes and comprises a low-flow controlling valve and a water flower generator such that the water flow passes through water flower generator to result in a centrifugal force, and then passes through a plurality of tunnels and a path to spray water, obtaining low-flow and strong water flower. Thereby, a water saving and strong flowing purpose of the shower head is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: Globe Union Industrial Corp.
    Inventors: Jiasen Qiu, Aping Zhou, Yao Lu, Weijin Huang, Yuansheng Chen
  • Patent number: 8245703
    Abstract: A burner ring for a gas burner, the burner ring including an outer circumference and an inner circumference, a distribution chamber having gas outlets to the outer circumference of the burner ring, a transfer ignition groove that is outwardly open on one side and extends between the inner circumference of the burner ring and the outer circumference of the burner ring, a gas conducting channel into which the transfer ignition groove opens at least partially, and at least one gas supply opening between the distribution chamber and the gas conducting channel, wherein the gas conducting channel and the transfer ignition groove are arranged mutually symmetrically, and wherein the at least one gas supply opening is offset in a region of the gas conducting channel at an angle relative to the transfer ignition groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Christophe Cadeau, Jörn Naumann
  • Publication number: 20120180487
    Abstract: A system includes a multi-tube fuel nozzle. The multi-tube fuel nozzle includes a fuel conduit, a fuel chamber coupled to the fuel conduit, and multiple tubes concentrically arranged in multiple rows about a central axis of the multi-tube fuel nozzle and extending through the fuel chamber to a downstream end portion of the multi-tube fuel nozzle. The multiple tubes include fluids flow and different flow control features including at least one of different fuel/air premixing ratios, different tube diameters, or different outlet distances relative to the downstream end portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jong Ho Uhm, Thomas Edward Johnson
  • Patent number: 8220726
    Abstract: An adjustable module spray head and adjusting method thereof comprises a module core unit having a holder, a distributing set rotating relative to the holder, two plugs, and a rotatable positioning structure between the holder and the distributing set; the module core unit is used to assembled with various spray heads with different watering levels to meet different demands by selecting an installing position of a levering pin of the rotatable positioning structure and by removing at least one stator or a rotor of the adjustable levering assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Globe Union Industrial Corp.
    Inventors: Jiasen Qiu, Meng-Feng Cheng, Yuansheng Chen, Changwen Zhang, Yao Lu
  • Patent number: 8215572
    Abstract: A fuel-injection system for direct injection of fuel into a combustion chamber through a combustion-chamber top arranged opposite a piston has a fuel injector which includes an actuable valve-closure member. The valve-closure member cooperates with a valve-seat surface to form a sealing seat. A multitude of spray-discharge orifices generates a spray cloud, each spray-discharge orifice generating a fuel jet, and the multitude of fuel jets generating the spray cloud in the combustion chamber. A first opening angle of the spray cloud in a first plane is greater than a second opening angle in a second plane extending perpendicular to the first plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Vogel, Werner Herden, Rainer Ecker
  • Patent number: 8206148
    Abstract: For cooking appliances, a gas burner presenting externally at least one annular portion (50), characterized by presenting two gas inlets (3, 10), with which at least two injectors (4, 11) are associated respectively; the first gas inlet (3) supplying the air/gas mixture to a first annular chamber (55) provided in said annular portion (50) and communicating with a series of main ports (24) through which said mixture leaves to form at least one main flame ring (43) in the outer circumference of the annular portion (50); the second gas inlet (10) supplying the air/gas mixture to a second annular chamber (55) provided in said annular portion (50) and feeding a flame ring (27) which constitutes the only flame ignited in the burner when this is operating at minimum power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Defendi Italy S.R.L.
    Inventor: Carlo Paesani
  • Patent number: 8205812
    Abstract: An improved fluidic device that operates on a pressurized liquid flowing through it at a specified flow rate to generate an oscillating spray of liquid droplets having desired properties (e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Bowles Fluidics Corporation
    Inventors: Russell D. Hester, Keith Berning
  • Patent number: 8181891
    Abstract: A monolithic fuel injection head for a fuel nozzle includes a substantially hollow vesicle body formed with an upstream end face, a downstream end face and a peripheral wall extending therebetween, an internal baffle plate extending radially outwardly from a downstream end of the bore, terminating short of the peripheral wall, thereby defining upstream and downstream fuel plenums in the vesicle body, in fluid communication by way of a radial gap between the baffle plate and the peripheral wall. A plurality of integral pre-mix tubes extend axially through the upstream and downstream fuel plenums in the vesicle body and through the baffle plate, with at least one fuel injection hole extending between each of the pre-mix tubes and the upstream fuel plenum, thereby enabling fuel in the upstream plenum to be injected into the plurality of pre-mix tubes. The fuel injection head is formed by direct metal laser sintering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Willy Steve Ziminsky, Thomas Edward Johnson, Benjamin Lacy, William David York, Christian Xavier Stevenson
  • Patent number: 8167220
    Abstract: In one embodiment there is provided an end fitment for use with an actuator used from drawing fluid from a container through a tube, the actuator has a depression face and a neck extending there from for connection to a corner end extending downwardly for securing the end fitment thereto. The end fitment further including a lower end for attaching to a headpiece. The headpiece has a concaved bottom surface that transitions to a surrounding side surface and has a plurality of openings positioned about the bottom surface for ejecting a fluid within the container. The plurality of openings are positioned into a pair of concentric rows, defined as a first concentric row of openings positioned within a second concentric row of openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Berlin Packaging, LLC
    Inventor: Scott Jost
  • Patent number: 8132745
    Abstract: Output of a showerhead system is selectable between a plurality of spray modes using a control mode selector located adjacent to a shower pipe. The showerhead system also includes an adjustment mechanism located near or about the shower pipe to pivotably adjust the position of the showerhead. The showerhead system also has dual support structures in the form of arms extending between the control mode selector and the showerhead. The dual arms each house one or more hoses that may be flexible and transport water from the mode selector can be adjusted to direct water to individual hoses or simultaneously to multiple hoses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventors: Leland C. Leber, Brian R. Williams
  • Patent number: 8109288
    Abstract: A partial pressure control system 45 includes two valves 2 which are branched from an operation gas supply pipe 44 and which variably control operation gas, pressure sensors 3 which are respectively connected to the each valves 2 in series and which detect pressure of the operation gas, and a controller 25 which proportionally controls the operation of the valves 2 based on detection result of the pressure sensors 3, thereby relatively controlling pressures P1 and P2 of the two valves. With this configuration, it is possible to reduce wastefull consumption of the operation gas, and to enhance the responsivity with respect to change of setting and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Hideki Nagaoka, Hiroshi Koizumi, Jun Ooyabu, Tsuyoshi Shimazu, Hiroki Endo, Keiki Ito, Daisuke Hayashi