Film Patents (Class 261/112.1)
  • Patent number: 10603453
    Abstract: A method for capturing halocarbon from a gas, the method comprising processing gas containing halocarbon with material which is undamaged by exposure to supercritical fluid. A method for reclaiming halocarbon from a material, the method comprising exposing the material to a supercritical fluid. A module for processing a gas containing halocarbon, the module comprising material for capturing halocarbon from a gas, wherein the module is arranged to withstand supercritical fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SAGETECH MEDICAL EQUIPMENT LIMITED
    Inventor: Sebastian Matthew Brown
  • Patent number: 10538843
    Abstract: A vaporizer includes a main body including a first body and a second body. The first body has an upper portion narrowing in a direction of a height of the first body and the second body has a cavity in which the first body is positioned. A mixing chamber is between the first and second bodies. The second body includes a carrier gas injection path connected to a carrier gas inlet formed in an upper portion of the mixing chamber. The carrier gas injection path carries a carrier gas. A source material injection path is connected to a source material inlet formed in the mixing chamber. The source material injection path carries a liquid source material. A discharge is connected to an outlet formed in a lower portion of the mixing chamber. A mixed fluid including the carrier gas and the liquid source material is discharged through the discharge path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., HORIBA STEC, CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun-Sik Sim, Jung-Suk Oh, Jae-Seok Kim, Ho-Gon Kim, Jun-Won Lee, Hyuk-Yul Choi, Hyung-Ho Kim, Sang-Jin Choi, Heok-Jae Lee, Dong-Ok Shin, Jang-Hyoun Youm, Ichiro Nishikawa, Masanori Terasaka, Masashi Hamada, Tae-Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10384213
    Abstract: An apparatus for separating particles from an air stream, the apparatus having an inlet region for the waste air stream, an outlet region for the waste air stream, a separating device arranged along the waste air stream, and at least one electrode arrangement which is connected to a high voltage source, wherein a charging region having one or more electrodes is provided to form a layer enriched with electrical charges, and wherein a separating region having separating surfaces is provided, which is subordinate to the charging region. The invention also relates to a method for separating particles from the waste air stream of a coating booth, wherein the waste air stream through a charging region in which particles of the waste air stream are charged, and the waste air stream after leaving the charging region flows through a separating region in which charged particles are deposited on separating surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: EISENMANN SE
    Inventor: Michael Schlipf
  • Patent number: 10350566
    Abstract: A reactor apparatus for dehydrogenating a carrier medium includes a reactor housing, an interior space which is enclosed by the reactor housing and includes a preliminary space, which has an inflow opening for inflow of loaded carrier medium into the preliminary space and at least one first connecting opening for outflow of the carrier medium from the preliminary space, and includes a reaction space connected via the at least one first connecting opening to the preliminary space. The reactor apparatus additionally has a heat transfer space which is arranged between the reactor housing and the reaction space and contains a heat transfer medium for transfer of heat from the heat transfer medium to the carrier medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: HYDROGENIOUS TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Jonas Rathke, Matthias Kusche, Federico Westerath, Berthold Melcher, Cornelius Randig
  • Patent number: 10320266
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a cooling tower that has a cooling tower structure having fill material supported by the cooling tower structure and configured to receive heated process fluid and a motor mounted to the cooling tower structure. The motor has a casing and a rotatable shaft and is sealed to prevent fluids, moisture, foreign particles and contaminants from entering the casing. A fan is connected to the rotatable shaft of the motor. Rotation of the rotatable shaft rotates the fan thereby inducing an upward moving mass flow of cool air through the fill material. A basin is attached to the cooling tower structure for collecting cooled fluid. A fluid distribution system distributes the cooled fluid in the basin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Prime Datum Development Company, LLC
    Inventors: Patrick M. Rollins, George Lucas
  • Patent number: 10046286
    Abstract: A conditioning module (1), for regulating the temperature of and humidifying a flowing gas (60), has a flowthrough body (10) with an inflow opening (11) and with an outflow opening (12). The inflow opening (11) is connected to a gas feed line (2) in a fluid-communicating manner and the outflow opening (12) is connected to a gas outflow line (3) in a fluid-communicating manner. A lower inner area (13) of the flowthrough body (10) is configured as a collecting tank (14) for collecting water (62).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Dirk Henf
  • Patent number: 9919267
    Abstract: A gas-liquid contactor includes: a plurality of packing material sections through which exhaust gas passes; and a plurality of liquid distributors provided upon each of the plurality of packing material sections, dispersing a CO2 absorption liquid caused to come in contact with the exhaust gas, and supplying the CO2 absorption liquid to the plurality of packing material sections. The plurality of packing material sections include a first packing material layer and a second packing material layer that have provided therein flow paths (111a, 112a) for the CO2 absorption fluid that each extend in prescribed directions (D2, D3). The first packing material layer and the second packing material layer are characterized by being laminated such that the directions (D2, D3) of extension of the flow paths (111a, 112a) in the flow direction (D1) for the exhaust gas are different from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Tanaka, Hiromitsu Nagayasu, Takuya Hirata, Atsuhiro Yukumoto, Tsuyoshi Oishi, Yoshinori Kajiya
  • Patent number: 9914089
    Abstract: An absorption method includes: a step for preparing a minute passage; a main circulation step for circulating, in the minute passage, a gas as a first fluid containing a component to be absorbed and an absorbing liquid as a second fluid so that the component to be absorbed is absorbed from the gas into the absorbing liquid; and a sub-circulation step for circulating, while the gas and the absorbing liquid are circulated in the minute passage, a third fluid in the minute passage in order to raise the pressure inside the minute passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Matsuoka, Koji Noishiki, Akitoshi Fujisawa
  • Patent number: 9862590
    Abstract: A liquid drawing device includes a main body assembly, a drawing pump mounted inside the main body assembly; an adjustable air intake is mounted outside the air intake hole of the connecting seat of the main body assembly, and the first liquid delivery pipe of the connecting seat is mounted with a drawing straw. With the drawing pump drawing liquid inside a container, the procedure of liquid drawing may not be restricted by whether an airtight condition of an opening of the container is well maintained, and an opened degree of the air intake hole of the connecting seat can be adjusted by the adjustable air intake. Besides, because the drawing straw is a telescopic pipe assembly with a plurality of sections, the liquid drawing device can be conveniently carried around after the drawing straw is retracted and shortened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: MERCURIES ASIA LTD.
    Inventor: Yeh-Yi Chung
  • Patent number: 9795941
    Abstract: The present invention provides a weir quench, an apparatus utilizing the weir quench and processes incorporating the same. The weir quench incorporates an inlet having an inner diameter (Di) and an upper chamber having an inner diameter (Duc), wherein the inlet inner diameter (Di) is at least 90% of the upper chamber inner diameter (Duc). The apparatus constitutes a reactor having an outlet with an inner diameter fluidly coupled with the weir quench inlet, wherein the ratio of the reactor oulet inner diameter (Dr) to the weir quench inlet diameter (Di) is greater than one. The weir quench, and apparatus are advantageously utilized in processes utilizing a limiting reagent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: BLUE CUBE IP LLC
    Inventors: Max M. Tirtowidjojo, Hua Bai, Thomas U. Luebbe, Victor E. McMurray
  • Patent number: 9751037
    Abstract: The invention relates to a demister (1) configured for installation to a wet-type gas scrubber (2). The wet-type gas scrubber (2) comprises a wet-scrubbing phase (3) and a liquid separation phase (4). The liquid separation phase (4) includes a liquid collecting tank (5) and a cyclonic droplet separation tower (6) attached on the liquid collecting tank for receiving a gas stream therefrom. The demister (1) comprises a mist eliminator unit (A) for removal of liquid droplets in a gas stream. The invention also relates to a method of modifying an existing wet-type gas scrubber (2) by including the demister (1). The invention further relates to a wet-type gas scrubber (2) comprising the demister (1). The demister (1) is a separate integral unit adapted to be removably attachable between the liquid collecting tank (5) and the cyclonic droplet separation tower (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Outotec (Finland) Oy
    Inventors: Janne Ollila, Tom Rönnberg
  • Patent number: 9539533
    Abstract: A filter device for cleaning a gas flow has a hollow cylindrical pre-separator on whose outer side guide vanes are arranged. At least a portion of the guide vanes is provided with a rib that protrudes over the guide vane surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Franziska Schulz, Manfred Winter
  • Patent number: 9513056
    Abstract: A dryer vent stabilizing apparatus for use with a dryer appliance having a vent tube includes a base member having opposed front and rear edges and an upper surface on which to secure the dryer appliance. A first support member is operatively coupled to the rear edge of the base member, the first support member having opposed first support member ends and defining a lateral channel extending substantially between respective first support member ends. A vent engagement member is slidably coupled to the lateral channel of the first support member and selectively movable along the lateral channel between the respective first support member ends, the vent engagement member defining an aperture configured to receive the vent tube of the dryer appliance therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventor: James Schoenster
  • Patent number: 9266083
    Abstract: Apparatuses and processes are provided for stripping gaseous hydrocarbons from particulate material. One process comprises the step of contacting particles that contain hydrocarbons with a stripping vapor in countercurrent flow to remove at least a portion of the hydrocarbons with the stripping vapor to form stripped particles. Contacting the particles includes advancing the particles down a sloping element of a structured packing toward a reinforcing rod that is disposed adjacent to a lower section of the sloping element. The particles are advanced down through an opening formed in the sloping element proximate the reinforcing rod. The particles are contacted with the stripping vapor that is rising up through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Mitchell John Kowalczyk, Paolo Palmas
  • Patent number: 9084961
    Abstract: A gas-liquid contacting plate of the present invention in which a treatment liquid flows from an upper side to a lower side direction of a substrate and a part of gas being in contact with the treatment liquid is absorbed into the treatment liquid, includes a downward protruding saw teeth-shaped portion in which a lower end side of the substrate has pitches at predetermined gaps. Further, a pore group for liquid dispersion having a predetermined gap is provided in a plurality of lines, in the substrate. An arrangement thereof is a zigzag arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignees: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD., KABUSHIKI KAISHA MEIJI GOMU KASEI
    Inventors: Tatsuya Tsujiuchi, Hiromitsu Nagayasu, Hiroshi Tanaka, Takuya Hirata, Keiji Fujikawa, Ryuji Yoshiyama, Yuichiro Sato, Toyoshi Nakagawa, Tsuyoshi Oishi, Motomichi Ochiai, Kei Shioya, Shunji Ichikawa, Akihiro Kojima
  • Patent number: 9061972
    Abstract: An apparatus used for the decomposition of non-converted ammonium carbamate in a supplied urea solution in a urea stripping synthesis section. The apparatus comprises a number of heat exchanger tubes between a top chamber and a bottom chamber, a liquid distributor mounted on each heat exchanger tube and a gas/liquid separator together with a perforated basket at the centre of the top chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: STAMICARBON, B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Henricus Mennen, Joseph Maria Gerardus Eijkenboom
  • Patent number: 9056261
    Abstract: An improved water desalination system is disclosed, in which contaminated water such as seawater or brackish water is preheated and fed into a primary pressure vessel through a distribution head. The seawater is distributed from the distribution head over a non-adherent surface such as a plurality of silicone chords hanging below a distribution tank or a cone- and cylindrical-shaped surface. The water is exposed to a high temperature steam environment in the chamber to cause at least a portion of the water in the contaminated water to evaporate, while the remaining concentrated salts from the contaminated water fall to the bottom of the chamber. A portion of the steam in the primary pressure vessel is withdrawn to be condensed into fresh water. The energy withdrawn with the steam extracted from the primary pressure vessel is made up by a supplemental energy apparatus, such as a steam generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Water Desalination International, Inc.
    Inventor: Passarelli Frank
  • Publication number: 20150137393
    Abstract: The gas separation device separates or captures a target gas component from a gas to be processed by: causing an absorbing liquid to flow down on a surface of a packing disposed inside a processing tank while supplying the gas to be processed containing the target gas component into the processing tank; bringing the absorbing liquid flowing down on the surface of the packing and the gas to be processed into gas-liquid contact; and thereby causing the absorbing liquid to absorb the target gas component contained in the gas to be processed. The packing includes at least one packing unit formed from multiple expanded metal plates, which are disposed vertically and arranged in parallel. Each expanded metal plate includes strands forming the openings which are arranged like stairs. Each strand is inclined to the vertical direction at an angle in a range from 48° to 73°.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Jian HUANG, Yoshiyuki ISO, Mariko KATOU, Shinsuke MATSUNO, Kenji TAKANO, Naoki FUJIWARA, Atsushi MURAKAMI
  • Publication number: 20150130094
    Abstract: A fill in an evaporative cooling tower includes a grid, grid support, module radial support, module column and module radial girts. The grid is to support a plurality of splash bars. The grid support is configured to provide support for the grid. The module radial support is configured to provide support for the grid support. The module column is configured to provide support for the module radial support. The module radial girts is configured to rest on a fill support frame of the evaporative cooling tower and configured to provide support for the module columns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Randy POWELL
  • Publication number: 20150130092
    Abstract: A fill in a rectilinear evaporative cooling tower includes a grid, grid support, module radial support, module column and module girts. The grid is to support a plurality of splash bars. The grid support is configured to provide support for the grid. The module support is configured to provide support for the grid support. The module column is configured to provide support for the module support. The module girts is configured to rest on a fill support frame of the rectilinear evaporative cooling tower and configured to provide support for the module columns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Randy POWELL
  • Patent number: 9011790
    Abstract: A reactor for carrying out a three-phase reaction of a liquid phase, a gaseous phase, and a catalyst over a fixed catalyst bed is disclosed. The liquid and gaseous phases are passed through the reactor via a mixing and distribution device positioned over the fixed catalyst bed. The mixing and distribution device includes a trough distributor for the liquid phase, having trough-shaped channels, outlet tubes in the trough-shaped channels for the liquid phase, a distributor plate below the trough distributor, and vertical nozzles, having one or more openings for the gaseous phase and one or more openings, arranged below the openings for the gaseous phase. For entry of the liquid phase, the nozzles are installed so that, at a predetermined liquid feed rate, the surface of the liquid on the distributor plate is below the openings for the gaseous phase and above the openings for the liquid phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Stefan Iselborn, Andreas Daiss, Reiner Geier, Marcus Bechtel, Michael Wille, Benjamin Hepfer, John Sauter
  • Publication number: 20150085600
    Abstract: A gas and a liquid are contacted in an apparatus, comprising a housing provided with: a liquid supply; at least two inclined plates that have been arranged in series and that are on a liquid side in fluid communication with the liquid supply; and a gas supply that is in fluid communication with a space at the other, gas side of the plates; wherein at least some of the plates, preferably all plates are provided with gas passage openings, which openings have been arranged downstream of the gas supply and have been provided with projecting channels with downstream directed flow openings on the liquid side that is in contact with the liquid; and wherein the plates are configured such that liquid flows from one plate directly onto a downstream plate via a slit-formed passage in a substantially vertical downwards direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventor: Albert Van Duijn
  • Patent number: 8973908
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fabrication of rectangular shape string-thick-plate and square columnar string-thick-plate pack fabricated by joining a multiplicity of string-thick-plates for use as fill media in cooling towers. The string-thick-plate consists of two vertical-string-screens, on both sides of plate, fabricated by winding one long string over semicircular holes on the top and bottom frames of the string-thick-plate. Intervals between adjacent strings of the vertical-string-screens are designed to preserve a maximum optimized surface area of the strings being able to obtain a maximum cooling efficiency of the string-thick-plate pack. The string-thick-plates are designed to be assembled into upright and tilted string-thick-plate packs, which are installed uprightly and slantly in cross- and counter-current cooling towers, respectively. The string-thick-plates of the present invention tremendously reduce the fabrication cost of a large square columnar string fill pack in one structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Chong Mook Park
    Inventor: Chong Mook Park
  • Patent number: 8960651
    Abstract: A vessel for cooling syngas comprising a syngas collection chamber and a quench chamber, wherein the syngas collection chamber has a syngas outlet which is fluidly connected with the quench chamber via a tubular diptube, wherein the syngas outlet comprises of a tubular part having a diameter which is smaller than the diameter of the tubular diptube and is co-axial with the diptube, and wherein the tubular part terminates at a point within the diptube such that an annular space is formed between the tubular part and the diptube, and wherein in the annular space a discharge conduit for a liquid water is present having a discharge opening located such to direct the liquid water along the inner wall of the diptube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Shell Oil Company
    Inventors: Wouter Koen Harteveld, Manfred Heinrich Schmitz-Goeb
  • Publication number: 20150035176
    Abstract: An apparatus for condensing steam is described including at least two chambers with a first chamber operated as co-current flow condensing chamber and a second chamber operated as counter-current flow condensing chamber with the co-current flow condensing chamber including a cooling liquid distribution system with a plurality of channels arranged above a plurality of film carriers having flat surface areas to carry films of cooling liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Hartwig WOLF, Francisco Blangetti, Peter Rusche
  • Publication number: 20140264971
    Abstract: A heat exchange fill apparatus for use with a cooling tower that employs a support frame assembly. The heat exchange fill apparatus has a media fill pack that is comprised of fill pack media modules wherein a stake, prevents the modules from shifting with respect to one another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall POWELL, Duane KREHBIEL, Jeff McMillen, Paul HINK, Eldon Mockry
  • Patent number: 8833741
    Abstract: A sheet for use in a heat exchange apparatus. The sheet includes a first vertical rib that extends generally parallel to the vertical axis of the heat exchange apparatus. The sheet also includes a second vertical rib that extends, substantially all the way between the first and second edges of the sheet generally parallel to the first vertical rib. The sheet further includes a first horizontal rib that extends substantially all the way between the third and fourth edges of the sheet. The sheet additionally includes a second horizontal rib that extends substantially all the way between the third and fourth edges of the sheet generally parallel to the first horizontal rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eldon F. Mockry, Ohler L. Kinney, Jr., Kenneth P. Mortensen, Kathryn L. Pullen, Robert W. Petterson, William M. Roth, Jidong Yang
  • Patent number: 8827248
    Abstract: The matrix arrangement for use in heat transfer and/or cleaning assemblies comprises a sheet, the sheet defining a plurality of apertures for the flow of a first fluid therethrough. The arrangement is arranged for the flow of a second fluid over the sheet, so that the first and second fluids cross one another for heat transfer and/or cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Coldharbour Marine Limited
    Inventor: Gary Anthony Short
  • Patent number: 8827249
    Abstract: A sheet for use in a heat exchange apparatus. The sheet includes a first vertical rib that extends in a first direction and protrudes in a second direction out of the plane. The sheet also includes a second vertical rib that extends in the first direction along the sheet, between the first and second edges of the sheet. The second vertical rib also protrudes in the second direction out of the plane. The sheet further includes a first horizontal rib that extends in a third direction along the sheet between the third and fourth edges of the sheet, and protrudes in a fourth direction opposite said second direction. The sheet additionally includes a second horizontal rib that extends in the third direction along the sheet between the third and fourth edges of the sheet. The second horizontal rib protrudes in a fourth direction and intersects said second vertical rib.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jidong Yang, Eldon F. Mockry, Ohler L. Kinney, Jr., Kenneth P. Mortensen, Kathryn L. Pullen, Robert W. Petterson, William M. Roth
  • Publication number: 20140191423
    Abstract: The present invention is a bubbler having a diptube inlet ending in a bubble size reducing outlet and at least one baffle disc positioned between the outlet of the diptube and the outlet of the bubbler to provide a narrow annular space between the baffle disc and the wall of the bubbler to prevent liquid droplets from entering the outlet to the bubbler. The bubble size reducing outlet is an elongated cylindrical porous metal frit situated in a sump of approximately the same dimensions. A metal frit is placed at the inlet of the outlet of the bubbler. The present invention is also a process of delivering a chemical precursor from a bubbler vessel having the above structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventors: Charles Michael Birtcher, Thomas Andrew Steidl, Xinjian Lei
  • Patent number: 8770555
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process and a device for the treatment of charged hot gas, in particular hot pressure gasification gases from fly stream gasifiers during the partial oxidation of dust-type and/or liquid ash-containing feed in the fly stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: CCG Energy Technology Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Olaf Schulze, Anton Althapp, Burkhard Möller, Michael Gätke, Reinhold Grunwald, Günter Scholz, Wolfgang Rabe
  • Patent number: 8770556
    Abstract: “LIQUID OR PULP AERATION DEVICE” that projects liquid or pulp (P) through a spreading nozzle on a chain curtain (C) and captures air bubbles from the liquid or pulp (P) while the fluid outflows through the curtain links (C) by gravity forming films by virtue of an interaction of the surface strain and wettability between the three surfaces in question. As far as the outflow is concerned, these films end up interacting between themselves capturing the remaining air between them, thus forming profuse bubbles, resulting in the formation of liquid or foaming pulp (P) by virtue of the chain discharge (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventors: José Antonio Alves e Silva Reis, Leonidio Stegmiller, Aldo Gamberini Júnior, Romeu Venturott Ferreira, Romero Santana Azeredo de Jesus, Gelson Luis Rocha, Cláudio Marcio Oliveira Cesário, Ely Valeriano dos Santos, José Maia, Antônio Fernando Pereira dos Santos, Edvaldo Marcelino Faustino, Altair Barbosa Silva, Emerson William de Carvalho
  • Publication number: 20140131902
    Abstract: Provided is a gas separation apparatus advantageous in suppression of increase in pressure loss and achievement of reduced size and weight, thereby reducing costs. The gas separation apparatus causes an absorbent to flow down along the surface of a packing arranged in a treatment chamber, and supplies to the treatment chamber a gas to be treated which contains a target gas component, and then causes the gas to be treated and the absorbent flowing down along the surface of the packing to come into gas-liquid contact. Thus the target gas component contained in the gas to be treated is absorbed into the absorbent and separated or recovered from the gas to be treated. The packing has at least one packing unit configured by a plurality of expanded metal plates standing vertically and being aligned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: IHI Corporation
    Inventors: Jian HUANG, Shinsuke Matsuno, Atsushi Murakami, Yoshiyuki Iso, Mariko Katou, Kenji Takano, Naoki Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 8708318
    Abstract: An apparatus for increasing the atmospheric humidity of an outdoor weathering facility for test samples in a test area (1), with a graduating unit (2) for controlling the level of the atmospheric humidity in the test area (1) by discharging an evaporated amount of fluid and with a device (4) for measuring the level of the atmospheric humidity over time during a test period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Inventors: Hans-Willi Müller, Hans-Peter Schlegelmilch
  • Patent number: 8678359
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods and systems directed to reducing mineral buildup on drift eliminators of a cooling tower. Some embodiments of the invention allow irrigation of the drift eliminators of the cooling tower with fluid in the basin of the cooling tower to reduce mineral buildup. In other embodiments, the systems disclosed can be integrated with the drift eliminators to provide constant irrigation of to reduce mineral buildup. In some other embodiments, a control unit is used to selectively irrigate the drift eliminators based on the fluid temperature in the basin and the temperature inside and outside of the cooling tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Yahoo! Inc.
    Inventor: Ty Sween
  • Patent number: 8657267
    Abstract: A condensing system is provided. The condensing system may include baffle plate units having a substantially flat surface and openings configured for cooling fluid to flow through; and baffles attached to the baffle plate unit, the baffles oriented at an acute angle with respect to the baffle plate unit, the baffles having a flat surface and figured to diffuse a cooling fluid into a thin, turbulent film at a similar acute angle. A method of condensing a fluid is provided. The method includes defining a path for the fluid to be condensed to flow; spraying a cooling fluid against a baffle thereby creating a turbulent film of cooling fluid in the path for the fluid to be condensed and orienting some of the baffles to create a film of cooling fluid oriented in one direction and orienting other baffles to create a film of cooling fluid in a second direction wherein the path of the fluid to be condensed causes the fluid to be condensed to flow over films oriented in both the first and second directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Janos Bodas
  • Patent number: 8628066
    Abstract: A cooling tower including an enclosure, a body of fill material supported inside the enclosure, a liquid distribution system supported above the fill material having a liquid distribution header, and a fan assembly mounted directly to the header for drawing air upward through the fill material, and a drainage collection system located below the fill material. The liquid distribution system includes a liquid distribution header comprising at least one feeder conduit encased in a monolithic casting of concrete. The liquid distribution system distributes a liquid over the fill material in such a way that the liquid gravitates downward through the fill material. The header traverses the enclosure and is supported by the enclosure. The fan assembly draws air upwards through the fill material. The drainage collection system collects the liquid that gravitates through the fill material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Inventor: Kelly M. Boyd
  • Patent number: 8608140
    Abstract: A dust removing and cooling apparatus is provided. High temperature dust-containing harmful gases are exhausted in a state where 99.9% of airborne particulates are removed from the high temperature dust-containing harmful gases at a temperature that is similar to the air so that dust collecting efficiency is very high and white plume can be avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Jae Ouk Jung
  • Publication number: 20130312608
    Abstract: A column structure is described for the containment of high surface area packing and absorbent liquid reagent for the removal of a target gas from a gas stream. The column structure comprises at least one vessel having an elongate upright wall structure to define an absorption process volume for the containment of high surface area packing and for the countercurrent flow of absorbent liquid reagent and target gas in use; and a column perimeter structure comprising an elongate upright wall structure disposed around the at least one vessel in such manner that an inner wall of the elongate upright wall structure and an outer wall of a vessel cooperably define and fluidly enclose at least one secondary fluid volume fluidly isolated from the absorption process volume(s). A method of assembly of such a column and to a method of removal of a target gas from a gas phase using such a column are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: DOOSAN POWER SYSTEMS UK LIMITED
    Inventor: Dewan Shamsuz Zaman
  • Publication number: 20130270723
    Abstract: A device for a cleaning unit for hydraulic oil or lubricating oil circulating in connection with a drive unit, wherein the cleaning unit comprises a cleaning tank provided with an oil inlet for untreated oil, means arranged to spread the untreated oil over a substantial portion of the cleaning tank cross-section, an inlet for introducing gas into the untreated oil, and an outlet for evacuation of gas and water vapour, and also a means having a large surface area arranged downstream of the spreader means, wherein the means having a large surface area is provided as a plurality of bodies arranged to be able to float on the treated oil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: Future Engineering AS
    Inventor: Jens Terje Grøtheim
  • Publication number: 20130214438
    Abstract: The present invention provides a foamed-water generating aerator which is capable of generating good-quality foamed water containing fine, homogeneously distributed air bubbles. The foamed-water generating aerator (100) is fitted to a water discharge pipe to turn water being discharged into foamed water. A circumferential water flow curtain forming portion (110) includes a gap (111), through which water flows, and forms a three-dimensional circulating water flow curtain (112) in which an accelerated water-flow issuing downstream from the gap (111) is continuous in the circumferential direction. An air cavity (120) is provided at some intermediate point in a water-flow path as a place for forming the circulating water flow curtain (112) and sustains an air-filled condition even when a water-flow of the circulating water flow curtain enters therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Inventor: Masaaki Takano
  • Publication number: 20130175476
    Abstract: A system includes a dip tube configured to direct a gas toward a sump. The dip tube includes an inner surface and an outer surface. The system also includes a quench ring coupled to the dip tube. The quench ring is configured to provide a quench fluid flow to the sump over both the inner surface and the outer surface of the dip tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Anand Kumar, Prashant Marikatti
  • Publication number: 20130127075
    Abstract: A gas-liquid contacting plate of the present invention in which a treatment liquid flows from an upper side to a lower side direction of a substrate and a part of gas being in contact with the treatment liquid is absorbed into the treatment liquid, includes a downward protruding saw teeth-shaped portion in which a lower end side of the substrate has pitches at predetermined gaps. Further, a pore group for liquid dispersion having a predetermined gap is provided in a plurality of lines, in the substrate. An arrangement thereof is a zigzag arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicants: KABUSHIKI KAISHA MEIJI GOMU KASEI, MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Tsujiuchi, Hiromitsu Nagayasu, Hiroshi Tanaka, Takuya Hirata, Keiji Fujikawa, Ryuji Yoshiyama, Yuichiro Sato, Toyoshi Nakagawa, Tsuyoshi Oishi, Motomichi Ochiai, Kei Shioya, Shunji Ichikawa, Akihiro Kojima
  • Publication number: 20130113126
    Abstract: A sheet for use in a heat exchange apparatus. The sheet includes a first vertical rib that extends generally parallel to the vertical axis of the heat exchange apparatus. The sheet also includes a second vertical rib that extends, substantially all the way between the first and second edges of the sheet generally parallel to the first vertical rib. The sheet further includes a first horizontal rib that extends substantially all the way between the third and fourth edges of the sheet. The sheet additionally includes a second horizontal rib that extends substantially all the way between the third and fourth edges of the sheet generally parallel to the first horizontal rib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eldon F. Mockry, Ohler L. Kinney, JR., Kenneth P. Mortensen, Kathryn L. Pullen, Robert W. Petterson, William M. Roth, Jidong Yang
  • Publication number: 20130113127
    Abstract: A sheet for use in a heat exchange apparatus. The sheet includes a first vertical rib that extends in a first direction and protrudes in a second direction out of the plane. The sheet also includes a second vertical rib that extends in the first direction along the sheet, between the first and second edges of the sheet. The second vertical rib also protrudes in the second direction out of the plane. The sheet further includes a first horizontal rib that extends in a third direction along the sheet between the third and fourth edges of the sheet, and protrudes in a fourth direction opposite said second direction. The sheet additionally includes a second horizontal rib that extends in the third direction along the sheet between the third and fourth edges of the sheet. The second horizontal rib protrudes in a fourth direction and intersects said second vertical rib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jidong YANG, Eldon F. Mockry, Ohler L. Kinney, JR., Kenneth P. Mortensen, Kathryn L. Pullen, Robert W. Petterson, William M. Roth
  • Publication number: 20130092627
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for the treat en of process gas from an anaerobic digestion system or a landfill gas system. In one embodiment, the system comprises a caustic scrubber including a vertical column having a top and a bottom and including a counter current flow system, wherein a process gas stream flows up vertically through the column in counter current flow to a caustic liquid solution that flows downward through the column.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Grill
  • Publication number: 20130062791
    Abstract: A disc assembly of an air cleaning humidifier includes a disc member provided with assembly parts formed by cutting parts of the disc member; first and second plate members respectively disposed at both sides of the disc member; at least one fixing member inserted into a corresponding one of the assembly parts between the first and second plate members to fix the disc member; and water storage parts formed in the at least one fixing member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20120319312
    Abstract: A fill pack assembly and method for assembling a fill pack from individual sheets utilizes integrally bonded sheet pairs. Each sheet pair is a pair of two individual adjacent fill sheets which have been bonded together via any suitable bonding method. A plurality of the thus formed sheet pairs can then be attached together to form an entire fill pack or portion of a fill pack. Such fill packs are useful in heat exchange devices such as industrial cooling towers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: SPX COOLING TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Eldon F. Mockry, Ohler L. Kinney, JR., Kenneth P. Mortensen, Glenn S. Brenneke
  • Patent number: 8303686
    Abstract: The invention relates to a panel, comprising: two plates of substantially equal dimensions positioned on each other; which plates are connected medium-tightly to each other along their peripheral zones; which plates enclose a cavity; a feed for feeding a liquid, in particular water, into the cavity; and openings close to and along a peripheral edge of the panel for flow of the liquid out of the cavity during operation such that during operation the openings are situated close to the upper peripheral edge of the panel, wherein the liquid flows downward over at least one outer surface of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Omega Thermo Products LLC
    Inventor: Herman Johan Oonk
  • Publication number: 20120241988
    Abstract: The present invention involves a string-thick-plates pack formed of a multiplicity of string-thick-plates for application as fill media in cooling tower. The individual string-thick-plates are assembled into the fill pack by joining male and female attachment tabs on the frame of the string-thick-plates. The string-thick-plate is in a thick rectangular plate shape and consists of two vertical-string-screens on its both sides, which are fabricated by winding one long string over the rectangular frame in longitudinal direction of the string-thick-plate. Intervals between adjacent strings of the vertical-string-screens on the string-thick-plate are designed to preserve a maximum optimized surface area of the strings able to obtain a maximum cooling efficiency of the string-thick-plate. The string-thick-plates pack is designed to be installed upright and on the slant in the cooling tower of the cross-flow type and counter-flow type, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Chong Mook Park