Transverse Patents (Class 261/118)
  • Patent number: 10557413
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for controlling liquid flow to a turbine fogging array. Some implementations are generally directed toward adjusting the output of a variable output pump that supplies water to the turbine fogging array. In some of those implementations, the output is adjusted based on a determined target pump output value that is indicative of a pump output required to change the moisture content of intake air of a combustion turbine to meet a target humidity value. Some implementations are generally directed toward actuating at least one control valve of a plurality of control valves that control liquid throughput to one or more fogging nozzles of a fogging array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Caldwell Tanks, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald W. Shepherd, Mark Ammons, Brian Scoggins
  • Patent number: 10526966
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a novel apparatus and methods for augmenting the power of a gas turbine engine, improving gas turbine engine operation, and reducing the response time necessary to meet changing demands of a power plant. Improvements in power augmentation and engine operation include systems and methods for preheating piping of a power augmentation system and directing flows of hot compressed air, steam or a combination thereof into the gas turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: POWERPHASE LLC
    Inventor: Robert J. Kraft
  • Patent number: 10365004
    Abstract: A first detection unit detects a horizontal air-blowing position inputted by a user using a plan view of a room included in an operation screen. A second detection unit detects a vertical air-blowing position inputted by the user using a profile view included in the operation screen. A generation unit determines an airflow direction of an air conditioner from the horizontal air-blowing position detected by the first detection unit and the vertical air-blowing position detected by the second detection unit, and generates control data that specifies the determined airflow direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventor: Yoshimi Nishii
  • Patent number: 10328613
    Abstract: A film-stretching apparatus in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes a stretching furnace which is divided into a plurality of air amount control zones. In a case where the number of the plurality of air amount control zones is seven, a total amount of air to be discharged from, out of the plurality of air amount control zones, three air amount control zones which are located on an entrance side of the stretching furnace is controlled so as to be larger than a total amount of air to be discharged from, out of the plurality of air amount control zones, three air amount control zones which are located on an exit side of the stretching furnace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Atsushi Nakazawa, Daizaburo Yashiki
  • Patent number: 10209037
    Abstract: The invention provides a heat accumulator (1) for vaporizing fog liquid in a fog generator, the heat accumulator comprising multiple closely contiguous, parallel oriented rods (2) with a diameter of between 0.2 mm and 15 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Bandit NV
    Inventor: Alfons Vandoninck
  • Patent number: 10115487
    Abstract: A nuclear steam supply system having a shutdown system for removing residual decay heat generated by a nuclear fuel core. The steam supply system may utilize gravity-driven primary coolant circulation through hydraulic-ally interconnected reactor and steam generating vessels forming the steam supply system. The shutdown system may comprise primary and secondary coolant systems. The primary coolant cooling system may include a jet pump comprising an injection nozzle disposed inside the steam generating vessel A portion of the circulating primary coolant is extracted, pressurized and returned to the steam generating vessel to induce coolant circulation under reactor shutdown conditions. The extracted primary coolant may further be cooled before return to the steam generating vessel in some operating modes. The secondary coolant cooling system includes a pumped and cooled flow circuit operating to circulate and cool the secondary coolant, which in tun extracts heat from and cools the primary coolant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Krishna P. Singh, Joseph Rajkumar
  • Patent number: 10108203
    Abstract: A pressure sensor includes: a detection device for ascertaining air pressure and temperature; a computing unit; and a wireless interface. With the aid of the wireless interface, the pressure sensor data which represent a flow state in the surroundings of the pressure sensor are transferred wirelessly to a central control device. With the aid of the central control device, final control elements of a ventilation device are set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Kai Oertel, Maxime Loidreau
  • Patent number: 10090500
    Abstract: A film-stretching apparatus in accordance with an embodiment of the present invention includes a stretching furnace having (i) an entrance through which a material film is transferred into the stretching furnace and (ii) an exit through which the material film having been stretched is transferred out of the stretching furnace. An airflow in the entrance is controlled so as to be directed toward an inside of the stretching furnace. A gas in the stretching furnace is controlled so as to be discharged outside the stretching furnace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Atsushi Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 9987589
    Abstract: A rotating packed bed (RPB) unit comprising one rotor is described. The rotor comprises a first plate and a second plate. The rotor further comprises a plurality of annular permeable packing elements housed in between the first plate and the second plate, wherein a first end of each of the plurality of annular permeable packing elements is attached to the first plate, and wherein a second end of each of the plurality of permeable packing elements is attached to the second plate. The rotor further comprises a shaft coupled to one of the first plate and the second plate for rotating the rotor. Further, the rotor comprises a liquid inlet for receiving a liquid phase and a gas inlet for receiving a gas phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, LTD.
    Inventors: Murali Kotagiri, B K Namdeo, Sri Ganesh Gandham, S N Sheshachala, Annaji Rajiv Kumar Tompala
  • Patent number: 9878282
    Abstract: The specification and drawings present a new apparatus and method for a partial gas separation technique which can be used, e.g., for continuously providing, using a predefined atmospheric air (normally atmospheric air comprises 78% of nitrogen N2 and 21% of oxygen O2), oxygen-enriched gas/air and/or nitrogen-enriched gas/air in fossil-fueled combustion devices/systems to a combustion area/chamber and the like for improving combustion, exhaust and related properties of the apparatus. The partial gas separation technique can be based on forming a predefined directional pattern of a gas mixture of a plurality of gases, using a direction forming element, subsequently moving an output gas from the direction forming element at least along/against one surface of a gas separation element to spatially separate in part the plurality of gases having different molecular weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Leonard Lawrence Donahue
  • Patent number: 9612050
    Abstract: A simplified method for production of a commercial supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplied in a pressurized vessel includes taking a supply of natural gas including contaminants from a stranded well or from a pipe line and extracting from the supply gas water vapor and CO2 in a fixed bed absorption system. In a first stage the supply gas is separated into first and second streams where the first stream contains all the cold energy available from the feed stream and sufficient of the contaminants are removed to meet a product specification for the composition of the LNG supply. In a second stage the first stream is liquefied by the available cool energy for commercial pressurized supply container The second stream contains natural gas which is as much as 75% of the feed stream together with substantially all the contaminants and is used as a natural gas supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: 9052151 Canada Corporation
    Inventor: Gary Palmer
  • Patent number: 9414569
    Abstract: A system and method for providing a supplement. The system includes a pump having an inlet and an outlet line. The inlet line is coupled to a container, and the container has a supplement. The outlet of the pump is coupled to a nozzle. The system can be housed in a support box which is coupled to a feeder which has feed. Feed is discharged from the feeder, and the pump sprays a supplement to partially coat the discharged feed. Nutrients, vitamins, etc. can be added to the supplement which can add to the value of the feed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventor: Jeremy Steven Romero
  • Patent number: 9394055
    Abstract: A mixer for an aircraft air conditioning system has first and second fresh air lines and first and second recirculation air lines. A first premixer is connected to the first fresh air line and the first recirculation air line, to mix the fresh air with the recirculation air thereof. A second premixer is connected to the second fresh air line and the second recirculation air line, to mix the fresh air with the recirculation air thereof. A main mixer is connected by a first premixed air line to the first premixer and by a second premixed air line to the second premixer. The main mixer is adapted to be supplied through the first premixed air line and the second premixed air line exclusively with premixed air from the first and/or the second premixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Markwart, Jens Lohmar, Dariusz Krakowski, Martin Schmid, Torsten Stengel, Jens Elmers, Thomas Scherer
  • Patent number: 9358490
    Abstract: An air washer includes a contamination removal membrane and a nozzle rack. The contamination removal membrane purifies an outdoor air for a clean room. The nozzle rack sprays water on the contamination removal membrane. The nozzle rack includes a supply pipe, a plurality of spray pipes connecting to the supply pipe and a plurality of nozzles fixed on the spray pipes to spray the water on the contamination removal membrane. The contamination removal membrane is a cellulose paper sheet, an agglomeration ceramic pad, a stainless steel filter or the combination thereof. In addition, a make-up air unit having the air washer is also disclosed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Ming Tsao
  • Patent number: 9200223
    Abstract: A quench ring assembly for a high-temperature vessel includes a main structural sub-assembly coupled to at least one lower wall tube. The quench ring assembly also includes a flow control sub-assembly coupled to the main structural sub-assembly and extending circumferentially therethrough. The quench ring assembly further includes a wear sub-assembly removably coupled to the main structural sub-assembly. The wear sub-assembly includes a heat shield canopy extending over the flow control sub-assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Comapny
    Inventor: David Clark Talcott
  • Patent number: 9185929
    Abstract: An antimicrobial application system is disclosed, comprising an antimicrobial application unit and a recycle unit. An initial, dilute antimicrobial composition is prepared. The composition is provided to the antimicrobial application unit and applied to workpieces, such as raw poultry. After application to the workpieces, the composition is returned to the recycle tank. The concentration of the antimicrobial in the recycle tank is monitored, and additional antimicrobial is automatically added if the concentration of the antimicrobial in the composition falls below a desired amount. The composition is periodically diverted to a capture tank, and the antimicrobial is selectively removed from the composition. The removed antimicrobial and remaining composition are then disposed of in appropriate manners. The antimicrobial is preferably a quaternary ammonium compound, is more preferably an alkylpyridinium chloride, and is most preferably cetylpyridinium chloride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Safe Foods Corporation
    Inventors: Gary M. Nolen, Joe Rheingans, Kelly Wayne Beers
  • Patent number: 9170027
    Abstract: A steam dispersion system is disclosed. The steam dispersion system includes a header and a mounting plate spaced from the header. A steam dispersion tube including a first end and a second end and an interior cavity defined between the first end and the second end is mounted between the mounting plate and the header. The steam dispersion tube defines a longitudinal axis. A biasing structure is mounted between the mounting plate and the header, wherein the biasing structure applies a biasing force on the steam dispersion tube along a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis of the steam dispersion tube when mounted between the header and the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: DRI-STEEM CORPORATION
    Inventors: James M. Lundgreen, Jeffrey Martin Horejsi
  • Patent number: 8960653
    Abstract: Steam distributor for air treatment units, including at least one diffusion duct provided with steam outlet orifices, and at least one outer shell for thermally shielding said diffusion duct provided with openings corresponding to said orifices of said duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Carel Industries S.r.l.
    Inventors: Luigi Nalini, Roberto Cavalletto, Giuseppe Dominici
  • Patent number: 8939436
    Abstract: The micro bubble generator comprises a gas-liquid generating tank and an outer shell tank and the space there between is configured as a channel for the liquid. A plurality of liquid supply ports are provided in the channel and supply liquid through the channel into the gas-liquid generating tank from the liquid supply ports. Inside the gas-liquid generating tank, a swirling flow is generated by the supplied liquid and a negative pressure cavity is thereby generated near the axis of the cylinder axis. From the gas supply portion, gas is supplied from the outside by the action of the negative pressure cavity or by additionally forcing the gas supply. The supplied gas is formed into micro hubbies by the swirling liquid flow and is discharged from the gas-liquid outlet discharging port as a gas-liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Taikohgiken Yuugen Kaisha
    Inventors: Ichiro Takase, Hiroaki Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20140261578
    Abstract: A device for emitting bubbles in a vehicle wash facility includes a plenum supported with respect to ground. The plenum includes an air inlet with a first area and an air outlet with a second area. The plenum air outlet is in communication with at least one foaming chamber. The foaming chamber includes a generally planar media element disposed therein. The foaming chamber includes a spray jet located therein, which is in communication with a source of chemical. The spray jet configured to emit a chemical onto the generally planar media element. The device also includes a plurality of nozzle portions in communication with the foaming chamber for emitting bubbles therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Michael J. Belanger, Barry S. Turner, David L. Tognetti, Mark D. Morin
  • Publication number: 20140209044
    Abstract: A mixing unit for mixing water with steam in a bypass station is provided. The mixing unit has a plurality of Laval nozzles arranged in the mixing unit, which Laval nozzles are displaced axially with respect to one another in a water steam direction, with the result that the noise emissions are reduced overall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Peter Berenbrink, Frank Deidewig, Holger Gedanitz, Dirk Huckriede, Mario Koebe, Bernd Prade, Horst Uwe Rauh, Stephan Schestag
  • Patent number: 8771407
    Abstract: Various apparatus provide for spraying high velocity droplets of liquid into a low velocity gas stream. Finely atomized droplets may quickly transfer their momentum to the gas, resulting in deceleration of the spray and acceleration of the gas. A high velocity spray of atomized liquid may transfer a substantial fraction of its kinetic energy to the gas before contacting a surface, in some aspects, suspended particles in the gas phase may be removed by high velocity liquid droplets passing through the gas. Certain aspects provide for controlling a gas flow by controlling the relative amounts of upstream and downstream momenta transferred to the gas by one or more liquid sprays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Inventors: Mark Johnsgard, Kris Johnsgard
  • 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: 8728211
    Abstract: A nozzle for spraying a liquid, comprising a central body which comprises a connecting portion for connecting the nozzle to a supply of liquid, an atomizing portion forming droplets of the liquid, and a liquid supply pipe forwarding liquid to the atomizing portion. The nozzle further comprises a sleeve mounted on the central body, the sleeve comprising a central aperture, which at least partly encloses the atomizing portion of the central body, and a spray angle controlling rim which at least partly encircles the atomizing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventor: Per Hakan Fredrik Landmér
  • Patent number: 8720869
    Abstract: A high-speed centrifugal atomization mixing net for an exhaust outlet pipe, including a spray pipe, a shaft sleeve, an induced air blade, and an atomization net. The spray pipe is capable of rotating. The shaft sleeve is fixedly disposed on the spray pipe. The induced air blade is disposed on the front of the shaft sleeve. The atomization net is disposed at the back of the shaft sleeve. A spray hole opposite to the shaft sleeve is disposed on a side wall of the spray pipe. Multiple inclined spray grooves are disposed on side wall of the shaft sleeve. An end of the induced air blade is bent. The bending direction of the induced air blade is the same as an inclination direction of the induced air blade. The bent part of the induced air blade is connected to an outer edge of the atomization net whereby forming a stop plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Inventor: Hongsheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 8708317
    Abstract: A Venturi tube device is provided with a Venturi tube; a hollow cylindrical fitting; a shroud; and a hollow, cylindrical flow guide member disposed in the Venturi tube. In a showing operation, air can flow through one communicating hole of the shroud, a space defined by two adjacent ridges on the fitting, a conic hole between the two adjacent ridges, and a transverse hole of the Venturi tube in addition to water flowing through the flow guide member and the Venturi tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Chyi Liou Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chun-Hsin Lee
  • Patent number: 8702071
    Abstract: Provided is a method, liquid distributor and reactor for contacting a gas with a liquid in a rotating packed bed. The method comprises providing a rotating packed bed comprising two sets of rotatable packing rings disposed within a chamber and defining an interior region. The rotating packed bed also comprises at least one liquid distributor with an inlet for accepting a liquid, the inlet in communication with an exit port for infusing the liquid into the interior region. The liquid distributor also comprises at least one gas outlet for accepting gas which has passed through the packed bed and for removing the gas from the interior region. The two sets of rotatable packing rings are caused to rotate. Liquid is infused into the interior region by way of the liquid inlet, and gas is injected through at least one gas inlet into the interior region, with the liquid and gas passing through each of the packing rings in countercurrent flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus Dutra Mello, Manuel Lim, Krishniah Parimi, David Brossard
  • Patent number: 8685141
    Abstract: A wet scrubber (1) and a method of using the wet scrubber to clean a process gas containing sulphur dioxide comprising at least one spray level system (20) with atomizing nozzles (38) to which an absorption liquid is supplied for atomization by the nozzles (38). The method comprises operating the spray level system (20) in at least a first operating mode with an active nozzle density of at least 0.7 nozzles/m2, an absorption liquid flow of at least 10 m3/hour per nozzle and a Total Flow of at least 30 m3/hour/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventor: Rikard Hakansson
  • Patent number: 8613186
    Abstract: Provided in one embodiment is a two-shaft gas turbine that exhibits improved reliability, output power, and efficiency. The turbine operates stably by establishing a balance between the driving force of a compressor and the output power of a high-pressure turbine in the case where the two-shaft gas turbine is applied to a system, in which the flow rate of a fluid flowing into a combustor is higher than a simple cycle gas turbine. A portion of the fluid driving the high-pressure turbine is allowed to flow not into the high-pressure turbine but into a low-pressure turbine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomomi Koganezawa, Shinichi Higuchi, Yasuo Takahashi, Ryo Akiyama, Shinya Marushima
  • Patent number: 8608139
    Abstract: A method and a device for carbonating a liquid medium, for example a beverage, by introducing CO2 under pressure into the liquid medium via at least one nozzle device (5, 5a, 5b, 21) which is arranged in a housing (3, 3a-c) through which the liquid medium flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventor: Ludwig Clüsserath
  • Patent number: 8596620
    Abstract: An aeration cartridge (10) within an outer vessel, the aeration cartridge (10) comprising a tube (18) constructed from two or more longitudinally joined cylindrical sections (20), wherein respective ends of the cylindrical sections (20) are shaped so that when they are joined together, at least one slot (24) passing from an inner surface of the tube (18) to an outer surface of the tube (18) is created at the join, and wherein the outer vessel is capable of being connected to a high pressure gas supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Maelgwyn Mineral Services Limited
    Inventor: Rainer Imhof
  • Patent number: 8568669
    Abstract: This invention relates to a device for cooling and distributing mixed charges on fixed catalyst beds for use in the cooling zone of descending flow reactors which comprises a flat tray fitted with collector and distributor tubes for liquid superimposed upon and connected to another flat tray of similar design to the upper tray. The device, which is of smaller size in comparison with other commercially available devices, is extremely simple to install industrially and compact, and has as its main characteristic the efficiency with which it promotes reduction of the temperature of the reaction medium when it receives the cooling fluid within the catalytic reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A.—Petrobras
    Inventors: Wilson Kenzo Huziwara, Donizeti Aurelio Silva Belato, Jorge Roberto Duncan Lima, Rogério Michelan, William Victor Carlos Candido, Angelo Jose Gugelmin, Paulo Sérgio Freire, Nelson Patrício, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8567768
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a direct-contact steam condenser includes: a steam cooling chamber; a inflow part; a plurality of first spray nozzles; and a water reservoir part. The inflow part leads turbine exhaust gas containing steam and non-condensable gas in a substantially horizontal direction into the steam cooling chamber. The plurality of first spray nozzles are disposed in the steam cooling chamber to be connected to a plurality of spray pipes extending along the direction in which the turbine exhaust gas is led in, and spray cooling water to the turbine exhaust gas. The water reservoir part is disposed under the steam cooling chamber to store condensate water that is condensed from the steam by the spraying of the cooling water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Iwata, Toshiaki Ozeki
  • Patent number: 8555866
    Abstract: An injection gate (44,144,244,344) for high pressure, high velocity secondary fluid for admixture of an atomized spray (80,180) thereof with another or primary fluid that atomizes the other fluid. The secondary fluid may be an accelerant and the primary fluid may be a low pressure fuel/air mixture in a fuel injection arrangement for an internal combustion engine. An injection billet (10,110,210,310) for an engine is interposed between the carburetor (12) and the manifold (14), with an array of such injection gates (44,244,344) paired with an array of fuel/air gates (34,234,334) about an aperture coinciding with a throttle bore (60,160,260,360) and evenly balancing the spray about the throttle bore, creating a halo effect of atomized admixture of accelerant/fuel. The injection of accelerant is directed sharply downwardly toward the center of the bore and through the injected fuel stream, atomizing the fuel thereof for a high efficiency boost of horsepower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventors: David Acker, Steven Wilson, James Hobensack
  • Patent number: 8534644
    Abstract: A steam dispersion system is disclosed. The steam dispersion system includes a header and a mounting plate spaced from the header. A steam dispersion tube including a first end and a second end and an interior cavity defined between the first end and the second end is mounted between the mounting plate and the header. The steam dispersion tube defines a longitudinal axis. A biasing structure is mounted between the mounting plate and the header, wherein the biasing structure applies a biasing force on the steam dispersion tube along a direction parallel to the longitudinal axis of the steam dispersion tube when mounted between the header and the mounting plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignee: DRI-STEEM Corporation
    Inventors: James M. Lundgreen, Jeffrey Martin Horejsi
  • Patent number: 8528884
    Abstract: An injection nozzle for supplying reducing agent to an exhaust gas system includes a plurality of outlet openings, each of which can generate different droplets of the reducing agent. A device for the treatment of exhaust gases includes an exhaust gas treatment unit and at least one corresponding injection nozzle, in which at least two groups of outlet openings form different impingement regions on the exhaust gas treatment unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: EMITEC Gesellschaft fuer Emissionstechnologie mbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Maus, Rolf Brück
  • Publication number: 20130207284
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an aerator for effectively aerating a liquid. The aerator comprises a body having a first opening and a spout defining a fluid flow path of the liquid. A spray head disposed in the fluid flow path having a plurality of spray openings mixes and aerates the liquid with the air from the air inlet as the liquid is sprayed out through the spray openings. The aerator may also contain an angled head portion to allow the aerator to be attached to a bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Frederic W. Heyman, Howard Wang
  • Patent number: 8500038
    Abstract: A fluid display includes a fluid source, a gas source, and a light source. The fluid source coherently emits fluid along a first trajectory. The gas source emits gas along a second trajectory that intersects the first trajectory. The light source is directed toward the intersection of the first trajectory and the second trajectory. The second trajectory may intersect the first trajectory at an oblique angle. The fluid source and/or the gas source may emit intermittently. The fluid source may emit a laminar jet or spherical fluid globules. The gas source may intermittently emit a gas vortex. The gas may be a flammable gas. The fluid may be water and the gas may be air. The fluid display may provide a “water sparkler” effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: WET Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Fuller, Michael Jason Baldwin, Keith J. Kalis, Helen S. Park, Riae Yoo
  • Patent number: 8448926
    Abstract: Provided is a method for contacting a gas with a liquid in a rotating packed bed. The method comprises providing a rotating packed bed comprising two sets of rotatable packing rings disposed within a chamber and defining an interior region. The rotating packed bed also comprises at least one liquid distributor with an inlet for accepting a liquid, the inlet in communication with an exit port for infusing the liquid into the interior region. The liquid distributor also comprises at least one gas outlet for accepting gas which has passed through the packed bed and for removing the gas from the interior region. The two sets of rotatable packing rings are caused to rotate. Liquid is infused into the interior region by way of the liquid inlet, and gas is injected through at least one gas inlet into the interior region, with the liquid and gas passing through each of the packing rings in countercurrent flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Chevron U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus Dutra E Mello, Manuel Lim, Krishniah Parimi, David Brossard
  • Patent number: 8403305
    Abstract: The present invention provides an ozonated water generator which can generate highly soluble and highly concentrated ozonated water in an efficient and simple manner. In an ozonated water generator comprising a supply tube for transmitting a treated liquid, a gas/liquid mixing device provided in the path of the supply tube, and an ozone supply structure for supplying ozone to the gas/liquid mixing device. The gas/liquid mixing device is provided with a magnet for creating magnetic force in the interior. Creating magnetic force in both the treated liquid and the ozone makes it possible to generate highly soluble and highly concentrated ozonated water in an efficient and simple manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Inventors: Eiji Matsumura, Nobuko Hagiwara
  • Patent number: 8387596
    Abstract: An injection plate assembly for an internal combustion engine that includes a manifold and carburetor or throttle body is provided for injection of a primary fuel and an accelerant into throttle bore(s) of the manifold. The injection plate assembly is adapted to be installed between the manifold and the carburetor. In order to equalize injection of both the primary fuel and the accelerant, the lower plate includes at least two fuel inlet ports that provide fuel at opposing sides of the lower plate. The upper plate includes at least two accelerant or additive inlet ports that provide accelerant to opposite sides of the upper plate, with the accelerant inlet ports being located on different sides of the injection plate assembly from the fuel inlet ports on the lower plate. To further improve flow of the accelerant to the injection gates in the upper plate, the runners in the upper plate define paths that have internal corners having a radius of 0.10 inches or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Inventor: Steve Wilson
  • Patent number: 8371560
    Abstract: A device for exchanging energy and/or mass between a gas and a liquid, including a gas-liquid exchanging vessel having a gas inlet end, a gas outlet end and an upper end; a gas inlet pipeline; a gas outlet pipeline; a gas blocking plate; a liquid blocking plate; and a gas passage. The upper end of the gas-liquid exchanging vessel is closed. The gas inlet end of the vessel is connected with the gas inlet pipeline. The gas outlet end of the vessel is connected with the gas outlet pipeline. The gas blocking plate is fitted in the gas inlet end of the vessel. The liquid blocking plate is fitted in the gas outlet end of the vessel. The vessel is filled with liquid. The gas passage formed above the liquid is communicated with the gas inlet pipeline and the gas outlet pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventor: Weimin Zhuo
  • Patent number: 8374725
    Abstract: A system is provided in which the dampers may be individually controlled. The climate control system may be retrofit to an existing climate control system by connecting the controller to the existing climate control equipment through the thermostat interface. The climate control system may be monitored and set via a remote server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph David Ols
  • Patent number: 8336863
    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 shaped to minimize disruption from a gas. An embodiment of the invention is directed towards a gas liquid contactor module including a liquid inlet and outlet and a gas inlet and outlet. An array of nozzles is in communication with the liquid inlet and the gas inlet. The array of nozzles is configured to produce uniformly spaced flat liquid jets shaped to minimize disruption from a gas flow and maximize gas flow and liquid flow interactions while rapidly replenishing the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Neumann Systems Group, Inc.
    Inventors: David Kurt Neumann, Nicholas J. Miller, Boris R. Nizamov, Thomas Lee Henshaw, Andrew R. Awtry, Jason K. Brasseur, Keith R. Hobbs, Jason A. Tobias, William E. McDermott
  • Patent number: 8333329
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a desuperheater spraying valve assembly. More particularly, the invention provides a new and improved valve assembly, whereby cooling liquid may be controllably injected into a gas or a liquid stream, typically steam, to selectively maintain the gas or liquid at a predetermined temperature level. In a possible embodiment of the present invention, a class V valve assembly is disclosed. It comprises an actuator coupled to a plug with a valve seat in the proximity of said plug. The plug is affixed to an actuator rod which transverses the body of the valve assembly. A spray tube may be affixed to said valve seat and at least one spray nozzle is affixed to a to the spray tube. The plug and said valve seat are conical in shape as to when said plug is inserted into said valve, they form a seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: SPX Corporation
    Inventors: Veaceslav Ignatan, Robert L. Fetterman
  • Patent number: 8327779
    Abstract: A combustion system having a furnace arranged and disposed to receive solid fuel and oxygen and combust the solid fuel and oxygen to form a flue gas. The system includes a heat exchanger arrangement arranged and disposed to receive heat from the flue gas, where the heat exchanger arrangement has a predetermined heat exchange capacity. A water injection arrangement is arranged and disposed to provide water to the flue gas to controllably adjust the flue gas mass flow rate and temperature to provide the predetermined heat exchange capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Boyle Fogash, Xianming Jimmy Li
  • Patent number: 8323381
    Abstract: A two phase reactor includes a source of liquid reactant and a source of gas reactant. A chamber has an inlet coupled to the source of gas reactant and a flat jet nozzle coupled to the source of the liquid reactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Assignee: Neumann Systems Group, Inc.
    Inventors: William E. McDermott, David Kurt Neumann, Thomas Lee Henshaw
  • Patent number: 8302942
    Abstract: A microbubble water generator includes a gas absorbing device respectively communicating with a pressure conveying motor, a gas supplier and a water switch. Wherein, the water switch is electrically connected with the pressure conveying motor and the gas supplier, and the pressure conveying motor communicates with a booster pipe. The booster pipe is further connected to a pressure release coupling, and the pressure release coupling thence joints to a water output valve, thereby outputting microbubble water with even and fine properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Yih-Jin Tsai
  • Patent number: 8282696
    Abstract: An apparatus for purifying and humidifying air which enables separate supply of purified air and humidified air and controls the amount of humidified air discharged and which includes dual flow paths to increase the efficiency of air transfer. The apparatus includes a case having a suction port through which external air is introduced thereinto and a discharge port through which the introduced air is discharged, a circulation fan for causing the introduced air to flow toward the discharge port, a filter unit disposed in the case to filter the introduced air, a humidification unit disposed at a low position in the case to supply the air passed through the filter unit with moisture, and a flow path control unit disposed between the suction port and the humidification unit to control flow of the air passed through the filter unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2012
    Assignee: Woongjin Conway Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Woo Jin Kang
  • Patent number: 8277641
    Abstract: One exemplary embodiment can be a stack for a separation vessel adapted to receive a fluid having one or more phases. The stack may include one or more walls surrounding a void, a packed bed positioned within the void, and a distributor positioned above the packed bed. Generally, the stack has a height greater than its width. Usually, the separation vessel further includes a base having a length greater than its height, and the height of the stack is orientated substantially perpendicular to the length of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Tertel, July S. Maglente, David A. Bahr