All In A Single Straight Line Patents (Class 239/566)
  • Patent number: 10702829
    Abstract: A gas delivery device includes a manifold and a plurality of channels. The manifold is adapted to be connected to a source of a pressurized gas. Each of the plurality of channels is in fluid communication with the manifold through a distinct associated port. Each of the plurality of channels has a generally open bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: BL Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gavin James Boyle, Zamir Alam, Reid Bayly
  • Patent number: 10667648
    Abstract: The present inventions provide, among other things, tapered burner tubes having raised gas ports and a smooth interior surface free from obstructions. Venturi members creating a smooth flow of the gas/air mixture along the top of the burner tube are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Weber-Stephen Products LLC
    Inventors: J. Michael Alden, Mohammed Shoeb, Kevin James Schmeski, Luis Diaz, Jose Ignacio Mugica, Isabel Alava, Inigo Albizuri
  • Patent number: 10085391
    Abstract: An irrigation mat for supplying fluids for a root region of plants which has at least one lower layer and one upper layer that are each composed of a textile fabric. Between the lower layer and the upper layer, at least one tunnel is provided for accommodating at least one tube, which has exit openings for the fluid. The lower layer and the upper layer are attached to each other over a large area in at least one region outside the tunnels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: EMP Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Christine Haub, Dietmar Haub, Nico Stienemann
  • Patent number: 10048024
    Abstract: A two-phase fluid flow distribution system and method for a parallel flow evaporator or condenser are disclosed. Uniform distribution of the two-phase flow within a parallel microchannel heat transfer passages and increased system performance is achieved by integrating an orientation-insensitive, two-phase flow distribution device within the inlet. manifolds of the microchannel heat exchanger passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Joshua D. Sole, John G. Bustamante, Fritz F. Laun, Robert P. Scaringe
  • Patent number: 9587886
    Abstract: An outdoor unit includes an outdoor air heat exchanger formed of an air heat exchanger that includes multiple aligned fins and a heat transfer tube intersecting the fins at multiple positions and transferring heat of a refrigerant flowing in the tube and that exchanges heat between the refrigerant and air; and a blower fan forming a flow of the air flowing through the outdoor air heat exchanger. In the outdoor air heat exchanger, the heat transfer tube intersects the fins at intervals based on a flow rate of the air flowing into the outdoor air heat exchanger according to a positional relationship with the blower fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Shinya Higashiiue
  • Patent number: 9033263
    Abstract: A fuel injection nozzle for a gas turbine combustion chamber with a film applicator (1) is provided with several fuel openings (2). Center axes (5) of the fuel openings (2) through the film applicator (1), with regard to their radial orientation, are essentially parallel to the main flow direction (6) of the air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd & Co KG
    Inventor: Leif Rackwitz
  • Patent number: 8998108
    Abstract: A sprinkler apparatus includes a sprinkler and a frame for supporting the sprinkler. The frame includes two lateral members and first and second cross members. Each of the first and second cross members includes two lateral edges each connected to a corresponding one of the lateral members. The lateral members and the first and second cross members are made of metal by punching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Yung Pin Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pai-Chou Hsieh
  • Patent number: 8939385
    Abstract: A mounting system for a spray manifold having a plurality of spray modules arranged in a lateral array with support assemblies between adjacent modules. The mounting arrangement includes one or more mounting assemblies which each have a hub that is securable about one of the manifold support assemblies and a clamp comprising a pair of clamping arms that is securable about the hub by means of an appropriate fastener. The hub and clamping arms define complementary circular surfaces which permit the selected pivotal positioning of the hub and the spray manifold to which it is secured relative to the clamp and a machine mounting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventors: David Clark Huffman, Rick H. Knapp, Maurice Ovide Brisson
  • Patent number: 8925832
    Abstract: The device for diffusing sprayed liquid in a reception zone includes a vessel suitable for containing a liquid for spraying and at least one diffuser of sprayed liquid that is arranged in the vessel. The diffuser includes in particular an ultrasound emitter. The cleaning method is such that during a stage of operation of the device in which the device is not diffusing liquid in the reception zone, the following steps are performed: heating a liquid in the vessel up to a predetermined temperature, preferably higher than 60° C., in particular lying in the range 65° C. to 80° C.; and draining the liquid from the vessel via a pipe of the device that is situated outside a circuit for diffusing sprayed liquid in the reception zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Areco Finances et Technologie—Arfitec
    Inventors: Michel Gschwind, Fabien Guerrin, Frederic Richard
  • 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: 8882005
    Abstract: A nozzle bar (10) comprising a carrier element (12) provided with several slit-shaped fluid channels (20), each associated with a foil (13) having a plurality of nozzle openings (15). In the position of use, the foil (13) is arranged over an input orifice (23) of the associate fluid channel (20) so that its nozzle openings (15) are located inside the contour of its associated fluid entry opening (19). In this position of use, each foil (13) is fastened to a plane attachment surface of the carrier element (12). The attachment surface may be the bottom (26) of a groove-like recess (25) in the carrier element (12). A separate recess (25) is provided for each foil (13). The carrier element (12) can be used for numerous different types of foils. The distance of the nozzle openings (15) of the foil (13), or the size or the form of the nozzle openings (15) may vary among various foil types, without requiring modifications on the carrier element (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Groz-Beckert KG
    Inventors: Reinhold Eydner, Thomas Schmid, Jürgen Spill, Achim Locher
  • Patent number: 8876022
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a droplet discharge apparatus that includes a nozzle for discharging a droplet from a tip thereof, and a discharge unit for injecting a gas toward the tip of the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Postech Academy—Industry Foundation
    Inventors: In-Tae Kim, Geunbae Lim, Seong-Wan Kim
  • Patent number: 8814067
    Abstract: An apparatus that uses an optimized body design incorporating one or more interchangeable nozzle inserts with a wide array of discharge orifice sizes, configurations and spacings to efficiently and effectively deliver a pressurized, high velocity, laminar flow air stream to dry, cool, or clean objects that are either stationary or moving transversely through the optimized air stream developed by the apparatus, all while minimizing the operational downtime required to implement the interchangeable nozzle insert modifications to the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Maxum LLC
    Inventors: James Lawrence Freers, James Michael Pankey
  • Patent number: 8807449
    Abstract: A pesticide delivery system integrated into an overflow drain system of a bathtub, a sink, or any other water-retaining basin. The pesticide delivery system includes a pesticide intake segment passing through a transition passage, wherein the transition passage is formed through a wall of a section of the overflow drain system. A fluid retentive seal is located between an exterior of the pesticide intake segment and the overflow conduit wall. A pesticide distribution conduit extends from a distribution end of the pesticide intake segment to a termination end. Pesticide can be discharged through a pesticide delivery port located at an end of the pesticide distribution conduit or through a plurality of pesticide distribution ports spatially located along the pesticide distribution conduit. A plurality of pesticide distribution continuation conduits can be in fluid communication with the pesticide distribution conduit to distribute the pesticide along various directions and locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: John Obi
  • Patent number: 8783583
    Abstract: Droplet deposition apparatus including at least one droplet ejection unit having a plurality of fluid channels disposed side by side in a row, an actuator, and a plurality of nozzles, said actuator being actuable to eject a droplet of fluid from a fluid channel through a respective nozzle, a support member for said at least one droplet ejection unit, a first conduit extending along said row and to one side of both said support member and said at least one droplet ejection unit for conveying droplet fluid to each of the fluid channels of said at least one droplet ejection unit; and a second conduit extending along said row and to the other side of both said support member and said at least one droplet ejection unit for receiving droplet fluid from each of the fluid channels of said at least one droplet ejection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Xaar Technology Limited
    Inventors: Paul Raymond Drury, Angus Condie, Jerzy M. Zaba
  • Patent number: 8770497
    Abstract: Device for distributing a fluid in a controlled manner, in particular for distributing a gas loaded with particles, the device comprising a pipe (1) provided with at least one inlet orifice (2) and with a series of outlet orifices (3) spread along the pipe (1) and cut in the side wall of this pipe, characterized in that at least one section (4) of the wall, located downstream of at least one outlet orifice and limited by a section (5) of the edge of this orifice, has a shape such that this section of the edge of this orifice is positioned inside the pipe so that, when the device is in service, the flow direction of the fluid exiting this orifice and travelling along said wall section is controlled by the shape of the latter section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Solvay (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Thierry Cartage, Olivier Jacques F. J. G. Bodson, Marc Thijssen
  • Patent number: 8763931
    Abstract: A mist system having an outer wall and an inner channel. The inner channel allows fluid communication between an inlet and an outlet. The outlet includes a nozzle for providing a mist spray. The mist system incorporates a covering, such as for an awning or bimini cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventor: Wei Zhou
  • Publication number: 20140161968
    Abstract: An inkjet printhead, and an apparatus and method for manufacturing an organic luminescence display using the inkjet printhead. An apparatus for manufacturing an organic luminescence display including an inkjet printhead placeable over a substrate and including a plurality of nozzles; and a moving unit configured to move at least one of the inkjet printhead or the substrate relative to the other, and the plurality of nozzles includes one or more ink ejecting nozzles ejecting an organic light-emitting ink; and one or more solvent ejecting nozzles ejecting a first solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: Jin Goo KANG
  • Patent number: 8616472
    Abstract: A container for a substance to be sprayed, wherein the container comprises a reservoir for the substance, wherein the container is provided with operable spraying means connected to the reservoir for spraying the substance, wherein the spraying means (3, 4, 13, 14) are provided with at least two spaced apart outflow openings (7, 8; 17, 18, 18?) which can be brought into fluid communication (2; 12) with the reservoir (1; 11) for spraying the substance in at least two spray beams (B1, B2; B 11, 11?, B12) to surroundings. The invention further relates to a cap evidently destined for such a container. Additionally, the invention relates to a method for manufacturing such a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventor: Johannes Antonius G. W. Zigmans
  • Patent number: 8567692
    Abstract: A sprinkler includes an oscillating tube that receives water from a supply, and the tube oscillates about a longitudinal axis through a range of radial angles. A plurality of nozzles spaced along the oscillating tube distribute water generally upward and outward from the oscillating tube to create a water distribution pattern on the ground. The longitudinal angles of at least some of the nozzles are automatically selectively regulated as a function of the radial angle of the oscillating tube, controlling the impact locations on the ground of the water emanating from the respective nozzles. The longitudinal angles may be automatically regulated such that the water emanating from the respective nozzles reaches parallel, rectilinear, evenly-spaced impact locations on the ground. The ranges of radial angles traversed by at least some of the nozzles may be automatically regulated such that the ends of the water distribution pattern are rectilinear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Inventor: Eldon Coppersmith
  • Patent number: 8534573
    Abstract: A sprinkler has a sprinkling device, and an inlet controlling device and an end cap respectively mounted on two opposite ends of the sprinkling device. The sprinkling device has a casing having outlet holes, and two regulating panels having regulating slots, two regulating wheels, two transmission rods and a cover having limit slots mounted on the casing. The outlet holes, the regulating slots and the limit slots respectively align with each other and are mounted around multiple nozzles. Turning the regulating wheels forces the nozzles to bend through the regulating panels so the sprinkler has a variety of sprinkling patterns to be suitable for every place where the sprinkler is placed. The nozzles are individually manufactured and are easily mounted on the casing and replaced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: Kwan-Ten Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Po-Hsiung Wang, Tzu-Meng Wang
  • Patent number: 8523085
    Abstract: A method and system has been developed to individually control the flow of liquid products from any nozzle within a plurality of nozzles using pulse width modulated solenoid actuated valves. The method and system simultaneously controls multiple flow and shutoff related inputs including but not limited to turn radius, nozzle overlap, swath reduction, nozzle spacing, fence row rates, wheel track rates, etc. The method and system will also simultaneously accept one or more external inputs from commercially available application rate control devices where other rate and shutoff inputs may be used, for example, variable rates per boom section based on GIS maps or multiple in-field sensors along the boom. The method and system further incorporates the artificial manipulation of commercial rate controller inputs and outputs to facilitate these individual nozzle control features and benefits without compromising the overall system flow control performed by the commercial rate controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Capstan AG Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Grimm, Kent Dieball, Duane Needham, Tyron Johnson, Marvin Stone
  • Patent number: 8468787
    Abstract: A sprinkler is designed to be stacked upon a like sprinkler. The sprinkler includes a spray tube, a sled, a projection extending from either a top or bottom surface of the sled, and a recess formed at the top or bottom surface of the sled. The recess accommodates the projection extending from the sled of the like sprinkler so that the sprinkler can be stacked with the like sprinkler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Melnor, Inc.
    Inventors: Juergen Nies, Vicky Ann Michael, Ha Van Duong, Richard King Boyle
  • Patent number: 8469294
    Abstract: A self-contained flow path unit (202), (302), (400), (500) includes a continuous flow path operatively connected to a continuous strip member to form a self-contained flow path unit. The self-contained flow path unit may be accumulated for later use in forming an irrigation hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: The Toro Company
    Inventors: John D. Mata, William C. Taylor, Jr., Jeffrey A. Vildibill
  • Patent number: 8453596
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying fluids such as adhesive, in particular hot melt adhesive, to a substrate movable relative to the apparatus, comprising a main body having a feed passage connectable to a fluid source, an application valve for selectively interrupting or enabling the flow of fluid in the feed passage, and a nozzle arrangement having a distributor passage connectable to the feed passage and at least one nozzle opening communicating with the distributor passage for delivery of the fluid. A body is movable in the distributor passage and has through passages which can be selectively associated with the nozzle opening by means of movement of the body in such a way that fluid is passed out of the distributor passage into the nozzle opening through at least one through passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Kai Luebbecke, Thomas Burmester, Hubert Kufner
  • Patent number: 8376249
    Abstract: A movable structure of a faucet outlet including a faucet body, a connecting tube, a switching valve stick, a valve unit, a water outlet head and a cover, wherein the faucet body has a water channel in front of an inner space therein and a water outlet with a downward opening. A converging space at the faucet body has a board and a positioning hole. The water outlet head is an elongated and hollow body where a plurality of separation boards are formed to generate a plurality of water outlet channels, and a connecting point is formed at each lateral side of the water outlet channel. The other side of the cover has a sealing surface next to the water channel to securely cover on the water outlet of the cover, and a water-stopping ring is located between the water outlet and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Alexander Yeh Industry Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Li-Chen Huang
  • Patent number: 8366016
    Abstract: An adjustable water jet device so as to continuously regulate the velocity of water exiting the device without interrupting the water flow, the water jet device including a nozzle body, rotatable nozzle seat, a flow control plate, an inlet, and a nozzle eyeball configured to direct the water supply, and a water supply system including the adjustable water jet device, a plate for accommodating the water jet device in a pool deck or pool wall, and a cover that is mounted flush with the pool deck or pool wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Custom Molded Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Simpson
  • Patent number: 8342120
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an apparatus having a tube with an ingress opening to receive a liquid, and an egress opening to release the liquid, a conductor positioned in a conduit of the tube, the conductor and the conduit having dimensions to cause a surface tension of the liquid to prevent a constant flow of the liquid from the egress opening, and a power supply coupled to the conductor to apply a charge to the liquid to overcome the surface tension and form at the egress opening a single jet stream of the liquid applicable on a substrate to create a pattern. The single jet stream can be controllable in part by a viscosity of the liquid. Additional embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Kyekyoon Kim, Hyungsoo Choi, Philip Edward Heil, III
  • Patent number: 8286898
    Abstract: An electrostatic spraying assembly including a housing and a plurality of elongated electrode elements supported within the housing each defining a respective fluid passageway. An electrode header connectable to a high voltage source is supported within the housing in spaced relation to the electrode elements for charging the electrodes to an electrical potential by induction, and in turn, charging liquid directed through the passageways. The electrode header and a resilient valve element supported thereon are movable between retracted and closing positions for controlling the flow of fluid through the electrode passageways for discharge into an electrical field generated by an induction element supported in spaced relation to the discharge ends of the electrode elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventor: Eric Budi Muljono
  • Patent number: 8272577
    Abstract: An apparatus for spraying a liquid, such as a cleaning liquid or a lubricating liquid, onto a wire or onto a felt in a plant for paper production. The apparatus has pipeline for supplying the liquid and spray nozzles for ejecting the liquid. A shaft with a cleaning device for the spray nozzles or for the inner wall of the pipeline is disposed within the pipeline. The shaft includes a cylindrical sleeve which has a slotted guide and a thread and is arranged in a housing which adjoins the pipeline, the thread interacting with a control spindle and, furthermore, a bolt or the like being provided which can be adjusted transversely with respect to the housing and projects into the slotted guide in a first position, as a result of which, during a rotation of the control spindle, the shaft is displaced in the longitudinal direction of the pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Inventors: Klaus Bartelmuss, Heinz Bartelmuss
  • Publication number: 20120199674
    Abstract: A mode shifting apparatus for a decoking tool is described herein. A diversion plate can be used to provide selective delivery of a pressurized decoking fluid to one or the other of nozzles in the tool. The mode shifting apparatus can be used to switch between a cutting mode of operation and a drilling mode of operation by rotation of the diversion plate, where a biasing force causes the diversion plate to unseat itself from an adjacent surface of the tool in order to reduce friction forces between them.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventors: Daniel O. Arzuaga, Jagadish Janardhan
  • Publication number: 20120160926
    Abstract: A flat type pressure regulated drip emitter with a non-drain valve capabilities that is installable inside a water supply conduit during the conduit manufacturing process and characterized by that the emitter's non-drain valve function is executed independently and separately from its pressure regulation function, through a portion of the emitter's elastomer component that is strained and biased against the emitter's water inlet opening and is moveable towards and away from an additional opening (additional to the emitter's water outlet opening), exposed to the pressure prevailing in the emitter's water exit pool and therefore, at any given time, this portion of the elastomer component is exposed to the maximum differential pressure that prevails in the system—on its one side to the water pressure prevailing in the water supply conduit and on its other (second) side—to the approximate atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Inventors: Moshe Lutzki, Zvika Einav
  • Patent number: 8191795
    Abstract: A method and system has been developed to individually control the flow of liquid products from any nozzle within a plurality of nozzles using pulse width modulated solenoid actuated valves residing on a CAN communication network. The CAN communication network has been further developed to manage the high current requirements of the solenoid actuated valves, the large physical length and high number of nozzles used on modern agricultural application equipment and integration and retrofit requirements when used in conjunction with commercially available application rate control devices. The method and system simultaneously controls multiple flow and shutoff related inputs including but not limited to turn radius, nozzle overlap, swath reduction, nozzle spacing, fence row rates, wheel track rates, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: Capstan Ag Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeff Grimm, Kent Dieball, Duane Needham, Tyron Johnson, Marvin Stone
  • Patent number: 8118109
    Abstract: A system by which a building structure is protected from wildfires, adjacent structure fires, and similar disasters while also affording a method to clean the roof using a plurality of specially-formed shingles, end caps, and ridge units designed to deliver a dispersing water spray, is herein disclosed. The shingles and ridge units would be provided in sectional pieces that interconnect theretogether to extend across a roof area. The end cap units provide plumbing connections thereto connected shingle units and a central water supply line within the structure. The system covers the roof and end wall areas of the building structure with water, thereby preventing ignition from an external source to take place. The system can also be used to clean the roof of dirt and debris if desired, and may additionally protection from chemical, biological, and/or radiological (CBR) attacks by rinsing off contaminates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Inventor: Christopher L. Hacker
  • Patent number: 8113491
    Abstract: The invention relates to a gas liquid contactor and effluent cleaning system and method and more particularly to an array of nozzles configured to produce uniformly spaced flat liquid jets with reduced linear stability. An embodiment of the invention is directed towards a stability unit used with nozzles of a gas liquid contactor and/or an enhancer for stable jet formation, and more particularly to reducing the stability of liquid jets formed from nozzles of the gas liquid contactor. Another aspect of the invention relates to operating the apparatus at a condition that reduces the stability of liquid jets, e.g., a droplet generator apparatus. Yet another aspect of the invention relates to operation of the apparatus with an aqueous slurry. Still another aspect of the invention is directed towards to an apparatus for substantially separating at least two fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignee: Neumann Systems Group, Inc.
    Inventors: David Kurt Neumann, Andrew R. Awtry, Jason K. Brasseur, Keith R. Hobbs, Boris R. Nizamov, Thomas Lee Henshaw
  • Patent number: 8083155
    Abstract: A rolling liquid herbicide applicator with an adjustable shield is attached to a hollow pole having an adjustable width protective shield mounted to one end weighted, textured wheels for rolling over most terrains are attached to the adjustable width protective shield. On the opposite end of the hollow pole handle is a trigger. When the trigger is activated, an internal trigger stick is moved down through the hollow pole, thereby causing a “C” shaped piece to move upward. This upward movement pushes on a hard flat disk. The movement of the hard flat disk causes pliable cap center to move. The gravity flow of liquid herbicide from a liquid herbicide container causes the liquid herbicide to move through a tube and nozzle assembly. The adjustable width protective shield over the nozzle prevents overspray and accidental contact of the liquid herbicide on healthy desired vegetation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Elizabeth Gray Crosswell
  • Patent number: 8070075
    Abstract: The description is given of a sanitary water-outflow fitting, in particular a tub-filling mixer unit, having a water-outflow housing (1) and a jet former for a wide-surface-area water-outlet jet (19), the jet former being arranged in the housing. The water-outflow housing (1) comprises an elongate supply channel (21) which runs essentially perpendicularly to the water-outlet jet (19), tapers in a funnel like manner in the throughflow direction and is bounded by an intermediate wall (37). The intermediate wall (37) has a multiplicity of throughflow holes (51), via which the supply channel (21) is connected to an elongate distributor chamber (11) essentially parallel to it. The distributor chamber (11) has at least one water-outlet channel (9) leading to the water outflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Hansa Metallwerke AG
    Inventors: Heinz Schmidt, Werner Weinmann
  • Patent number: 8066201
    Abstract: Apparatus for supplying a fluid comprising a pipe having at least one aperture through a wall of the pipe, each of the at least one apertures comprising a first portion in an inner surface of the wall, a second portion in an outer surface of the wall, the first portion intersecting the second portion to form an opening, the first portion having a first cross-sectional area at the inner surface that is greater than a second cross-sectional area of the opening; wherein the first cross-sectional area and the second cross-sectional area have a first ratio within a first predetermined range so as to enable fluid flowing through the pipe at a predetermined flow rate to exert a predetermined pressure to spray fluid from the at least one aperture to atmosphere and also to flush the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2011
    Inventor: Kim Lui So
  • Publication number: 20110275501
    Abstract: The invention concerns an apparatus (1) for cooling a roll (2) in a roll stand and provided with at least one spray beam (3) supplied with a cooling medium, especially water, with spray nozzles (4) for spraying cooling medium onto the surface of the roll (2), and that extends generally parallel to a spray beam axis (5) extending parallel to the roll axis (6). In order to be able to adjust the spray beam for changed roll diameters, the invention provides that the spray beam (3) is mounted directly or indirectly on a lever (7) that can pivot around a rotation axis (8) that is parallel to the roll axis (6), and the spray beam axis (5) and the rotation axis (8) are spaced from each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2009
    Publication date: November 10, 2011
    Inventor: Frank-Guenter Benner
  • Patent number: 8028743
    Abstract: A system for passively cooling an electronic component includes a conduit configured to carry a pressurized cooling fluid. The conduit has a plurality of delivery orifices configured to dispense the pressurized cooling fluid from the conduit to cool the electronic component. Each delivery orifice has a hydrogel mechanism associated therewith, which is configured to individually control each of the plurality of delivery orifices to automatically regulate flow of the cooling fluid in response to a variation in a property of an ambient environment surrounding the hydrogel mechanism. The property of the ambient environment is influenced by an operation of the electronic component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Janice H Nickel
  • Patent number: 8011602
    Abstract: Many areas watered by prior art oscillating sprinklers are substantially rectangular. However, prior art oscillating sprinklers typically produce generally or substantially elliptical water distribution patterns. This geometric incompatibility causes problems and inefficiencies. Embodiments of the current invention include an oscillating sprinkler that automatically produces a substantially rectangular water distribution pattern. The substantially rectangular water distribution pattern may be produced by automatically controlling the distance from the sprinkler that streams of water travel before impacting the ground. This is accomplished by automatically and sequentially opening and closing and/or restricting flow to select nozzles at select points and within select portions of the oscillation cycle. A current invention oscillating sprinkler may reduce waste water, may reduce run-off waste water, and may automatically provide water to the corner areas of typical substantially rectangular areas to be watered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Inventor: Eldon Coppersmith
  • Patent number: 7988069
    Abstract: A shower header type spraying device having an elongated spray header with a plurality of laterally-spaced nozzles and an elongated cleaning brush assembly supported in said spray header for cleaning inlet apertures of said spray nozzles. The cleaning brush assembly includes an axially extending rod and a plurality of brush elements each mounted on the rod by means of a self-aligning member that has an arcuate shape corresponding to the outer circumference of the rod for orienting a row of brush bristles of the brush element in predetermined relation to the elongated axis of the rod. The illustrated brush rod assembly includes a plurality of brush rod segments each having a self-aligning coupling at an axial end thereof such that joining of adjacent rod segments automatically orients the brush elements in predetermined angular offset relation to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignee: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventors: David C. Huffman, Michel Thenin, Richard Gardner
  • Publication number: 20110162427
    Abstract: Cooling equipment for a hot rolled steel plate which is arranged on a hot rolling line of a steel plate includes an upper header which supplies cooling water to an upper surface of the hot rolled steel plate; upper cooling water jetting nozzles suspended from the upper header for jetting rod-like water flow; and an upper dividing wall arranged between the hot rolled steel plate and the upper header, wherein a plurality of upper water-supply inlets which allow insertion of lower end portions of the upper cooling water jetting nozzles thereinto, and a plurality of upper drain outlets which drain cooling water supplied to upper surface of the hot rolled steel plate on dividing wall are formed in the upper dividing wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2009
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Inventors: Naoki Nakata, Akio Fujibayashi, Hiroyuki Fukuda, Kenji Hirata, Takayuki Furumai, Yukio Fujii, Motoji Terasaki
  • Publication number: 20110079666
    Abstract: A mounting system for a spray manifold having a plurality of spray modules arranged in a lateral array with support assemblies between adjacent modules. The mounting arrangement includes one or more mounting assemblies which each have a hub that is securable about one of the manifold support assemblies and a clamp comprising a pair of clamping arms that is securable about the hub by means of an appropriate fastener. The hub and clamping arms define complementary circular surfaces which permit the selected pivotal positioning of the hub and the spray manifold to which it is secured relative to the clamp and a machine mounting structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Publication date: April 7, 2011
    Applicant: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventors: David Clark Huffman, Rick H. Knapp, Maurice Ovide Brisson
  • Patent number: 7909266
    Abstract: An oscillating sprinkler includes two adjustment plate rotatably mounted on a hollow tube of the body of the sprinkler and nozzles extend through the hollow tube and guide slots defined through the adjustment plates. Each of the two adjustment plates has two control members on two sides thereof so as to pivot the adjustment plate individually relative to the hollow tube. A top cover is mounted to the adjustment plates and has multiple guide holes, the nozzles extend through the guide holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventor: Shun-Nan Lo
  • Patent number: 7900853
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for supplying chemical liquid. The apparatus includes: a plurality of nozzles, each of which can be moved forward or backward and supplies chemical liquid; a nozzle cover which accommodates the nozzles therein and has an open end to allow each of the nozzles to move into or out of the nozzle cover; and a nozzle driver which moves each of the nozzles forward or backward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Semes Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Si-Eun Kim, Kyo-Woog Koo, Keun-Young Park
  • Patent number: 7886989
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing liquid material includes a dispensing module having a liquid supply passage communicating with a supply of liquid material and an air supply passage communicating with a source of pressurized air. A nozzle is coupled to the dispensing module and has a liquid discharge passage and an air discharge passage communicating with the liquid supply passage and the air supply passage, respectively. The liquid material is dispensed from a liquid discharge outlet of the nozzle and pressurized air is directed from an air outlet of the nozzle toward the dispensed liquid material. An air valve coupled to the nozzle is operable to vary the pressure of the air discharged from the air outlet to thereby move the liquid material in a desired pattern. In an exemplary embodiment, the valve is operable to pulse the pressurized air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Laurence B. Saidman, Reuben F. Brock
  • Patent number: 7877983
    Abstract: An arrangement for supplying a medium to an exhaust line of a combustion engine. The arrangement comprises a first exhaust passage defined by at least a first wall surface of an element, and a dosing device supplying the medium to the first exhaust passage. The arrangement is adapted to maintaining a degree of heating of the first wall surface so that the latter will be at a higher temperature than the medium's vaporization point when the liquid medium is supplied in the first exhaust passage. Therefore, even the medium which reaches the first wall surface will vaporize in the first exhaust passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2011
    Assignee: Scania CV AB
    Inventors: Christian Künkel, Björn Westerberg, Anders Häggkvist
  • Patent number: 7841027
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present disclosure, a partition system includes a flexible partition expandable along at least its length and its height, at least one support element associated with the partition, and a fluid delivery system associated with the partition and configured to deliver a fluid to a space adjacent to the partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2010
    Assignee: Immediate Response Technologies
    Inventor: Chad Sample
  • Publication number: 20100294861
    Abstract: A hot and cold water delivery apparatus comprising a multi-channel hose (12, 103) for simultaneously carrying hot and cold water to a water delivery device such as the spray head of a shower. The preferred hose (12, 103) is formed from an extruded length of material with a longitudinally running dividing wall (115) to create the channels. A shut off valve (500) may be provided for selectably connecting the channels, to a source of hot and cold water respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: Munster Simms Engineering Limited
    Inventor: Edward John Gilmore