Liquid Patents (Class 261/34.1)
  • Patent number: 10087888
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for a fuel bowl to supply liquid fuel to a carburetor. The fuel bowl comprises a float chamber and a fuel inlet cavity which receives a fuel delivery insert. The fuel delivery insert receives a fuel inlet valve and comprises passages to direct incoming fuel to a bottom portion of the float chamber. A float comprises an elongate member rotatably hinged within a float cavity of the fuel delivery insert, such that the float rises according to a quantity of fuel within the float chamber. The fuel inlet valve supplies liquid fuel to the float chamber by way of the passages according to the operation of the float within the float chamber. A ventilation chamber allows air and fuel vapors to exit as liquid fuel enters the float chamber while preventing liquid fuel from entering into the carburetor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: K&N Engineering, Inc.
    Inventor: John Kyle
  • Patent number: 9599066
    Abstract: A carburetor including a body having a main bore through which a fuel and air mixture is discharged from the carburetor for use by an engine a priming passage communicated with the main bore, a pump that moves fluid into the priming passage, and a flow restrictor received within at least a portion of the priming passage to reduce the minimum effective flow area of the priming passage. The flow restrictor has a body received at least partially within the priming passage so that fluid flows around the flow restrictor and between the structure defining the priming passage and the flow restrictor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: WALBRO LLC
    Inventor: Michael P. Burns
  • Patent number: 9217410
    Abstract: A control system for manipulating operation of an engine of a portable engine powered device includes a choke and primer control that simplifies starting of the engine. The control system includes a dial that is associated with a choke control to effectuate choking of the engine during starting of the engine. The control system includes a primer control that is configured to provide an initial fuel charge to the engine. Preferably, the control system includes a single input that effectuates both the choke and primer operations associated with starting the engine. Preferably, the dial is moveable in a rotational direction to effectuate the choking operation and is movable in a longitudinal or axial direction to effectuate the priming operation such that user interaction with only the single input effectuates the sequence of the engine starting fuel control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Generac Power Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Chris Turner, Kevin Cole, Jennifer Caldwell
  • Patent number: 9061825
    Abstract: A capsule for storing a fixed amount of syrup. The capsule includes a housing to store the fixed amount of syrup and is shaped to sit on the rim of a bottle of carbonated water. The capsule also includes a release mechanism to release the syrup in a controlled manner into the bottle. The capsule is shaped so that excess gas is released into the atmosphere between at least one of the outside walls of the capsule and the inner wall of the opening of the bottle of carbonated water. The invention includes a method for releasing syrup from a capsule into a bottle of carbonated water. The method includes the capsule being placed on a rim of the bottle and the capsule receiving a downward force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: SodaStream Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaron Kopel, Allan Ring, Avi Cohen, Hagai Harduff, Doron Krom, Amit Avigdor, Eyal Fendell
  • Patent number: 9028700
    Abstract: A system and method of operating the same includes an absorption tank having a compressor communicating gas thereto, a suspended solid filtration tank having a primary inlet, a secondary inlet, a primary outlet and a secondary outlet and a pump comprising a pump inlet coupled to the secondary outlet and a pump outlet communicating fluid to the absorption tank. The absorption tank forms a solution from the fluid and gas. A turbine mechanically couples the pump with a common shaft extending to the pump. The turbine has a turbine inlet coupled to the absorption tank and a turbine outlet coupled to the secondary inlet. The turbine depressurizes the solution. The system may also use a centrifugal pump in place of a turbine and absorption tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Fluid Equipment Development Company, LLC
    Inventor: Eli Oklejas, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150101993
    Abstract: A means for obtaining high mass transfer efficiencies in surfactant laden wastewater treatment or process systems is disclosed. The present system employs ultrafine bubbles delivered into a high shear region such as in the draft tube or other containment volume of a mechanically agitated contacting system within which an impeller is placed, or in the venturi or divergent-convergent of a pumped loop within which gas-liquid contacting is carried out.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: MALCOLM FABIYI
  • Publication number: 20150090662
    Abstract: A humidifier is provided that typically includes a water filtration unit and a pump that draws filtered water from the water filtration unit, typically a carbon nanotube filter. The humidifier further includes a nozzle having an outlet orifice, wherein the nozzle is connected to the pump, where the pump forces the filtered water through the nozzle, thereby expelling the filtered water into an atmosphere in the form of a purified vapor or mist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Keith E. Boonstra
  • Patent number: 8973905
    Abstract: A venturi insert for a carburetor, and a carburetor, system and apparatus incorporating the same. In one embodiment, the invention is a carburetor for an internal combustion engine comprising: a carburetor body comprising a plurality of throttle bores extending through the carburetor body, and for each of the throttle bores a fuel delivery passage terminating at a sidewall of the throttle bore; an insert comprising a plurality of venturi tubes and a linking member connecting the venturi tubes together, each of the venturi tubes comprising a venturi passage and a fuel port for introducing fuel into the venturi passage; and the insert secured to the carburetor body so that the venturi tubes extend into the throttle bores and the fuel ports are in fluid communication with the fuel delivery passages, and the linking member is in contact with the carburetor body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Kevin G. Bonde, Christopher D. Thorn
  • Publication number: 20150061165
    Abstract: In an apparatus for foaming a liquid comprising an aerating device by which the liquid can be aerated, an outlet arrangement which is in communication with the aerating device via a conduit and a pump arranged in the conduit for transporting the aerated liquid from the aerating device to the outlet arrangement, at least one flow resistor is provided which comprises a plurality of adjacent resistor elements of an elastic material which are movable relative to one another and between which there are passages through which the aerated liquid is forced whereby a high quality stable foam is generated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Volker BARTH
  • Patent number: 8960648
    Abstract: An arrangement for removing dust from the atmosphere during cleaning of a generally flat surface, such as floor, includes a reservoir for providing water to a nozzle. Also included is an air compressor and a compressed air tank. Compressed air is provided in a controlled manner at an elevated pressure to the nozzle to reduce the water to minute droplets which absorb/encapsulate the dust particles and deposit them on the floor surface under the influence of gravity. A manual or automatic pressure regulator coupled to the outlet of the compressed air tank allows for selecting the air velocity and the size of the water droplets to match the size of the dust particles to increase the extent of dust removal. This dust removal approach can be used with virtually any type of generally flat surface and the compressed air has a siphoning effect to increase the water droplets produced and the dust particles removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Minuteman International, Inc.
    Inventor: Ethan Martin
  • Patent number: 8955829
    Abstract: A carburetor improves the starting performance of an engine. The carburetor includes a main body, a pump oil ball and a fuel-air mixing channel which extends through the main body. The pump oil ball is mounted to an air strangler spindle via a spiral groove. When the pump oil ball is pressed, the air strangler spindle is driven to rotate by the spiral groove and thus to control the air strangler spindle between the fully open state and the fully closed state. The carburetor dramatically improves the starting performance of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventor: Qian Chen
  • Patent number: 8939435
    Abstract: A delivery apparatus includes a volatile agent source, a controller, and an emanator material. The volatile agent source stores a volume of a volatile agent such as a fragrance. The volatile agent source includes an outlet for delivery of the volatile agent from the volatile agent source. The controller controls a delivery rate of the volatile agent from the volatile agent source. The emanator material is disposed at approximately the outlet of the volatile agent source. The emanator material absorbs at least a portion of the volatile agent and maintains the volatile agent until the volatile agent evaporates into an ambient environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Microlin, LLC
    Inventors: John Howard Gordon, Ashok V. Joshi
  • Publication number: 20150024088
    Abstract: A system and method is described for providing different levels of carbonated water on demand. The system includes a pressurized chamber to hold at least one of water and carbonated water, a gas canister to dispense carbon dioxide (CO2) into the pressurized chamber, a controller to control the dispensing of the CO2 according to level of carbonation required and a valve to vent excess gas from the pressurized chamber after carbonation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Avi COHEN, Allan RING, Alon WAISMAN, Israel BAUMBERG
  • Publication number: 20150008599
    Abstract: A waterfall decorative humidifier, including mainly a housing, a water exit on top of the housing, a water sub-receptacle in the lower portion of the housing, a water pump in the water sub-receptacle, and a fan in the housing; in which the water pump is connected with the water exit through a water pipe, and in which the housing is generally of the shape of a waterfall; wherein at least one shaft is provided on the housing, and a decoration is connected to the shaft directly or through a mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Jack Hou
  • Publication number: 20150001038
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a horizontal multi-stage distillation system. The system comprises a feed stream, a distillate stream, a residue stream, a group of vessels, a plurality of vapour non-return valves (NRVs), a plurality of plurality of pumps, a plurality of liquid recycle NRVs, a liquid stream, a vapour stream, a plurality of liquid recycle streams, a plurality of level transmitters, a plurality of flow control valves (FCVs) and a plurality of liquid non-return valves (NRVs). Each vessel is connected to the adjacent vessel. The group of vessels comprises a condenser vessel, a reboiler vessel, a feed vessel, at-least one rectification vessel and at-least one stripping vessel. The present invention provides a horizontal multi-stage distillation system with higher efficiency and operational flexibility compared with equivalent vertical distillation columns. The present invention also avoids the interstage backflow of the liquid and vapours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Amit Katyal
  • Publication number: 20140361448
    Abstract: The present invention relates to liquid to air evaporative heat exchange apparatus, mainly for cooling towers, air conditioning units, and humidifies alike. The present invention incorporate an evaporative module embedded with a liquid delivery system through all of its layers. Such a design allows for an even and smooth liquid distribution, while at the same time maximized the duration and surface area for heat exchange to take place. The evaporative module of the present invention can be sealed off at various sections to redirect air flow. Such a design serves dual functions as a drift eliminator or regulator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Akeel Ali Wannas
  • Patent number: 8905384
    Abstract: A room humidifying apparatus is provided which operates with minimum cost and without any electrical power. The humidifier is located so as to make use of a stream of air coming from a register. The humidifier has a casing carrying a main water tank, a water pan and an evaporative filter element which are located in the casing. The tank drips water onto the filter element, which has a lower portion located in the water pan to collect any excess water dripping down the filter element and also to moisten it with capillary effect. Heated air from the register becomes humidified on passing through the filter element. The water tank can be filled manually from the top or be detachable and filled through a bottom refill opening. Alternatively, the water tank can be connected to a water source with a valve to regulate the flow of water into the water tank. The water tank may be balanced so as to displace, for example tilt, from a first position when it contains water to a second position when it is empty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Inventors: Jeri Rodrigs, James Henderson, Kevin J. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20140342071
    Abstract: There is provided a mixing device (2) for a beverage and CO2 gas for producing carbonated beverage. The mixing device (2) comprising a mixing channel (4) extending in a main direction (10). The mixing channel (4) comprises wide channel sections (16) and narrow channel sections (18) along the main direction (10). The mixing channel (4) has an elongated cross section seen in a direction perpendicular to the main direction (10). At least a first delimiting surface (22) of the mixing channel (4) is provided with protrusions (20) extending at least partially along the first delimiting surface (22) in a direction across the mixing channel (4) and protruding towards a second delimiting surface (24) of the mixing channel (4) to form the narrow channel sections (18). A turbulent flow of beverage is created by the narrow and wide channel sections. Further a carbonator for producing carbonated beverage, an appliance comprising a carbonator, and a method of producing a carbonated beverage are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventor: Andreas Psilander
  • Patent number: 8882084
    Abstract: An inline carbonation apparatus includes a fluid tube having an inner diameter. At least one water orifice is linked to a water source and is attached at one end of the fluid tube. The water orifice atomizes water passing therethrough. A carbon dioxide source is connected to a carbon dioxide solenoid valve. The carbon dioxide solenoid valve is connected to a carbon dioxide regulator that is coupled to a carbon dioxide orifice and attached to the fluid tube in a spaced relationship from the water orifice. The atomized water has a pressure less than the carbon dioxide such that carbon dioxide is absorbed into the water forming carbonated water having a specified volume of carbonation. The carbon dioxide solenoid valve is opened and closed for a predetermined portion of a drink dispense time providing a volume of carbonated and non-carbonated fluid which upon mixing achieves a desired carbonation level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Cornelius, Inc.
    Inventors: Jayateertha Malagi, Servesh Adderi Ranganath
  • Publication number: 20140326140
    Abstract: Systems and methods for gas processing are described that utilize two or more cells that are fluidly coupled to one another by a common liquid space. Via the common liquid space, each of the cells can be coupled to a fluid outlet. The cells can each include an absorber and/or other gas processing equipment. A feed gas can be separately fed to each of the cells for processing. The cells can be independently operable, such that not all of the cells must be operated simultaneously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: FLUOR TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Fluor Technologies Corporation
  • Patent number: 8840092
    Abstract: An inline carbonation apparatus includes a fluid tube having an inner diameter. A water flow control module is connected to a water source. At least one water orifice is linked to the water flow control module and is attached at one end of the fluid tube. The water orifice includes a plurality of holes atomizing water passing therethrough. A carbon dioxide source is connected to a carbon dioxide valve. The carbon dioxide solenoid valve is connected to a carbon dioxide regulator that is coupled to a carbon dioxide orifice and attached to the fluid tube in a spaced relationship from the water orifice. The atomized water has a pressure less than the carbon dioxide such that carbon dioxide is absorbed into the water forming carbonated water having a specified volume of carbonation. The water control module regulates a water flow rate into the inline carbonation apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Cornelius, Inc.
    Inventors: Santhosh Kumar, Ted Jablonski, Jayateertha Malagi, Servesh Adderi Ranganath, Nishant Kulkarni, Ravi Malavat
  • Patent number: 8807539
    Abstract: A waterfall decorative humidifier, including mainly a housing, a water exit on top of the housing, a water sub-receptacle in the lower portion of the housing, a water pump in the water sub-receptacle, and a fan in the housing; in which the water pump is connected with the water exit through a water pipe, and in which the housing is generally of the shape of a waterfall; wherein at least one shaft is provided on the housing, and a decoration is connected to the shaft directly or through a mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Jack Hou
  • Patent number: 8770554
    Abstract: Disclosed is a generator of oxygen-rich water. An exemplary embodiment of the present invention provides a generator of oxygen-rich water, including: a housing; a water tank provided in the housing; an oxygen generator provided in the housing; and a mixing unit mixing water supplied from the water tank and oxygen generated from the oxygen generator, wherein the mixing unit includes a hollow fiber membrane therein, and the hollow fiber membrane includes an inlet to which at least one end of a hollow fiber is fixed and a protrusion in which a body of the hollow fiber protrudes and is provided so that water and oxygen flows into an opening of at least one end fixed to the inlet and is discharged to the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Hifil Tech Inc.
    Inventors: Sang Oh Kwon, Jae Young Hwang
  • Patent number: 8728208
    Abstract: An air cleaner is described comprising a housing having an air inlet and an air exhaust extending therethrough, a refill for containing a reservoir of liquid which is releasable from the housing, a nebulizer within the housing configured, in use, to be in fluid contact with the source of liquid to generate a mist of liquid droplets, said nebulizer being configured, in use, to eject the mist upwardly, a chamber within the housing in which the mist is retained, a fan within the housing configured, in use, to generate a flow of air through the air inlet and into the chamber such that at least some of the contaminants in the air flow are urged by the mist out of the flow of air and toward the refill. A refill for the air cleaner is also described as well as the use of said air cleaner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Reckitt & Colman (Overseas) Limited
    Inventors: Jocelin Langford, Ellen Piercy, Steve Walsh
  • Publication number: 20140084493
    Abstract: A carburetor improves the starting performance of an engine. The carburetor includes a main body, a pump oil ball and a fuel-air mixing channel which extends through the main body. The pump oil ball is mounted to an air strangler spindle via a spiral groove. When the pump oil ball is pressed, the air strangler spindle is driven to rotate by the spiral groove and thus to control the air strangler spindle between the fully open state and the fully closed state. The carburetor dramatically improves the starting performance of the engine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventor: Qian Chen
  • Publication number: 20140079856
    Abstract: A beverage carbonation system, container, carbonator and method for carbonating a beverage are provided. The beverage carbonation system has a container that is removably engageable with a carbonator. The container has a container outlet valve and a container inlet valve that are fluidly engageable with a carbonator outlet port and carbonator inlet port, respectively. At least one pump transfers liquid and carbon dioxide gas between a container chamber and a carbonation chamber when the container is engaged with the carbonator, thereby carbonating the liquid. When the container is disengaged from the carbonator, the container outlet valve and the container inlet valve are closed to fluidly seal the container containing the carbonated liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Inventor: Darren Hatherell
  • Publication number: 20140070432
    Abstract: The carbonation device includes a cap system selectively mounted to the mouth of a liquid container. The cap system includes a cap, a syringe piston reciprocable within the cap, an actuating mechanism for reciprocating the syringe piston, and a reaction vessel selectively attached to the bottom of the cap. The syringe piston includes a storage area to be filled with reactant liquid (water) by repeated activation of the actuating mechanism. The water from the charged syringe piston discharges into the reaction vessel that has been filled with a preselected amount of reactants to initiate the carbonation reaction. In various embodiments, the carbonation device includes a rotatable control ring to selectively puncture a CO2 cartridge inside the reaction vessel or introduce water into the reaction vessel to initiate carbonation reaction. In various embodiments, the CO2 flows from the reaction vessel into the container to carbonate the liquid or beverage contained therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventor: PATRICK J. TATERA
  • Publication number: 20140004240
    Abstract: A beverage carbonation system, container, carbonator and method for carbonating a beverage are provided. The beverage carbonation system has a container that is removably engageable with a carbonator. The container has a first container outlet valve and a container inlet valve that are fluidly engageable with a first carbonator outlet port and carbonator inlet port, respectively. At least one pump transfers liquid and carbon dioxide gas between a container chamber and a carbonation chamber when the container is engaged with the carbonator, thereby carbonating the liquid. When the container is disengaged from the carbonator, the first container outlet valve and the container inlet valve are closed to fluidly seal the container containing the carbonated liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Darren Hatherell
  • Publication number: 20130316062
    Abstract: A system for creating an aerated food product, whereby a decreased electrical and thermal load may be obtained is disclosed. Furthermore, a method of producing an aerated food product comprising the steps of separately preparing a first food product portion and a second food product portion, transferring the first food product portion to a first aseptic surge tank, transferring the second food product portion to a second aseptic surge tank, mixing a combination of the first food product portion and the second food product portion to create a mixed food product, aerating the mixed food product to create the aerated food product, and dispensing the aerated food product from a filling apparatus into a container is also disclosed. An aerated food product is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Inventors: Ira Allen Nadel, Ajay Kaul
  • Publication number: 20130302494
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a bubble implosion reactor cavitation device. The bubble implosion reactor cavitation device includes a tube-shaped cylindrical body including an upstream, a distal end surface and a downstream, proximal end surface. The tube-shaped cylindrical body defines an axial passage that extends through the tube-shaped cylindrical body between the upstream, distal end surface and the downstream, proximal end surface. The apparatus also includes a bubble generator subassembly connected to the tube-shaped cylindrical body. The bubble generator subassembly is at least partially disposed within the axial passage defined by the tube-shaped cylindrical body. The apparatus also includes a retaining member connected to the tube-shaped cylindrical body for retaining the bubble generator subassembly within the axial passage defined by the tube-shaped cylindrical body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Caisson Technology Group LLC
    Inventor: Alexander E. Kravtsov
  • Patent number: 8579265
    Abstract: A simple start ratchet-type carburetor includes a carburetor body, an inlet tube communicated with the carburetor body for forming a fuel passage, a fuel passage of a measuring room, a main fuel supply cavity molded integrally with the carburetor body comprising a choke subassembly, a venturi, and a throttle subassembly. The end of the throttle shaft protruding from the carburetor body provides a first pawl, a second pawl and a hand cranking block, the two pawls are mounted on one end of the throttle shaft by a fastener, the hand cranking block is mounted on the other end, the end of the choke shaft protruding from the carburetor body provides a first ratchet and a second ratchet. An air removing device drives the ratchets to rotate the choke shaft which controls the opening or closing of a shut-off valve device. The carburetor can control precisely the fuel amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Qian Chen
  • Publication number: 20130256221
    Abstract: Wastewater treatment tank for achieving hydraulic flow equalization and high efficiency soluble biological oxygen demand (BOD) removal. The wastewater treatment tank provides a compact arrangement of at least one dissolved air flotation (DAF) cell and an equalization reactor cell. The tank achieves regulatory wastewater pretreatment requirements for reducing total BOD concentrations below 250 to 300 mg/L.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: John H. Reid
  • Publication number: 20130229889
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed for facilitating dissolution of one or more gases into a liquid. Preferred gases for use with the apparatus are oxygen, air, and ozone. An apparatus of the present invention comprises a dissolution tank that includes a pressure vessel, at least one liquid spray nozzle, and a fluid outlet. The apparatus also comprises a gas source, means for passing fluid into the pressure vessel, and a discharge device connected to the fluid outlet, which discharge device is provided with at least one orifice. Preferred applications include wastewater treatment, treatment of drinking water, fermentation, and bioremediation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
    Inventors: Gregory Scott Osborn, Marty M. Matlock, Shandi S. Teltschik
  • Publication number: 20130228940
    Abstract: A spray device mounted on a non-motor vehicle (T-car) selected from among commercial or novel electric vehicles so as to improve air quality inside a tunnel by spraying water during operation, collecting pollutants floating inside a subway tunnel, and collecting and sinking fine dust generated by means of the operation of a train onto the road. The spray device is mounted on a lower portion of the non-motorized vehicle (T-car) from among commercial or new electromotive cars, pressurized water is supplied to a distribution pipe on a discharging side by means of a pressurizing motor and a pump, and a jet is sprayed through a spray nozzle coupled to the distribution pipe. Also, it is possible to automatically spray a jet onto a rail surface while a train moves on a ground-level railway using a sensor and a control board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Chan Yong Ahn, Rye Soon Lee
  • Publication number: 20130207282
    Abstract: An aeration apparatus is provided. The aeration apparatus includes a raft, a cruising device, and an aeration device. The aeration device is installed on the raft. In use, the raft floats on a water surface, the cruising device propels the raft back and forth on the water surface, and the aeration device diffuses bubbles under the water surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Inventors: Rong-Feng Tsai, Wen-Yuh Jywe
  • Publication number: 20130125991
    Abstract: A bubble generating toy includes a bubble forming assembly mounted inside a housing behind a front opening thereof. The bubble forming assembly includes a cylindrical body having diametric inlet and outlet, a cylindrical air gate having diametric inlet and outlet. The air gate is rotatable in the cylindrical body between a closed position and open position when the inlets and outlets are aligned. A sleeve extends perpendicularly from the outlet of the cylindrical body and has a bubble ring. Bubble forming liquid is pumped from a container, through a tube and into the sleeve by a pump to form a bubble film across the bubble ring. An air blower blows are through the sleeve and the bubble ring to generate bubbles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Chun Yuen LAU
  • Publication number: 20130099397
    Abstract: A domestic humidifier (10) is disclosed as including a water tank (34) for containing water, a basin (30) in a liquid communicable relationship with the tank (34), an adsorption medium (28) for breaking down water delivered to the adsorption medium (28) into water droplets floatable in air, a pump (22) for delivering water from the basin (30) to the adsorption medium (28), in which the tank (34) includes a water inlet (36) and a cover (38), and the cover (38) is movable to selectively close or open said water inlet (36).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Applicant: RAYMOND INDUSTRIAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Raymond Industrial Limited
  • Publication number: 20130099398
    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 bubbles by the swirling liquid flow and is discharged from the gas-liquid outlet discharging port as a gas-liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventors: Ichiro Takase, Hiroaki Tsutsumi
  • Publication number: 20130075939
    Abstract: A device (3) for frothing a liquid comprises a first space (10) having an outlet (11) for allowing content from the space (10) to flow out of the space (10), means (40) for supplying the liquid to be frothed to the first space (10), and a second space (50) for allowing the liquid to mix with a gas in order for a frothing process to take place. The second space (50) is open to the first space (10), and has an inlet (51) for receiving content from the first space (10), which is separated from the outlet (11) of the first space (10) by a free space (60) for containing the frothing gas. At the position of this free space (60), when the device (3) is operated and frothing gas is present, the frothing gas is allowed to flow into the second space (50).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2011
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Joeke Noordhuis, Richard Francis Day, Nathan James Wrench
  • Publication number: 20130025512
    Abstract: In one aspect, a fuel oxygenation apparatus includes a fuel oil supply fluidically coupled to the inlet of a positive displacement pump for delivery of the fuel oil to a fuel oil burner. An oxygen supply is fluidically coupled to the inlet of the positive displacement pump. During the suction cycle, a momentary vacuum is created at the pump inlet side drawing oxygen gas into the fuel line where it admixes with the fuel oil supply. Oxygenating the fuel prior to combustion increases efficiency of the burner and reduces undesirable emissions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: ENERGY EFFICIENCY SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventor: Eric T. LaVoie
  • Publication number: 20120260800
    Abstract: The invention relates to a scrubber unit arrangement for cleaning exhaust gas. The arrangement comprises a scrubber unit for receiving a flow of exhaust gas, a pump means for supplying a scrubbing medium to the scrubber unit from a source of scrubbing medium, and means for discharging scrubbing medium from the scrubber unit. In order to provide an energy efficient scrubbing process, the scrubber unit arrangement further comprises a turbine unit, which is arranged to receive discharged scrubbing medium from the scrubber unit. Scrubbed exhaust gas is separately discharged from the scrubber unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: WARTSILA FINLAND OY
    Inventor: Ari Suominen
  • Publication number: 20120261843
    Abstract: There is disclosed a non-electric portable manually operated misting fan assembly which is formed by a handle for allowing the user to grasp and manipulate the fan assembly, the handle formed by a container adapted to function as a reservoir for a supply of fluid and having an upper end which includes a pump assembly including a pump head extending upwardly therefrom for pumping fluid from the handle container through a fluid nozzle located in the pump head. The fan means are fixedly mounted on the handle and positioned above the pump head, the fan means bounded by an upper end and a lower end, the lower end being accurately formed over the pump head in order to allow the user to position his finger on the pump head to manipulate the pump in order to eject a fluid from the fluid reservoir incident to the fanning procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Gregory Steiner
  • Publication number: 20120261842
    Abstract: There is disclosed a non-electric portable manually operated misting fan assembly which is formed by a handle for allowing the user to grasp and manipulate the fan assembly, the handle formed by a container adapted to function as a reservoir for a supply of fluid and having an upper end which includes a pump assembly including a pump head extending upwardly therefrom for pumping fluid from the handle container through a fluid nozzle located in the pump head. The fan means are fixedly mounted on the handle and positioned above the pump head, the fan means bounded by an upper end and a lower end, the lower end being accurately formed over the pump head in order to allow the user to position his finger on the pump head to manipulate the pump in order to eject a fluid from the fluid reservoir incident to the fanning procedure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventor: Greg Steiner
  • Publication number: 20120245372
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a semi-continuous deodoriser comprising at least one stripping section, which stripping section comprises a feed buffer tray for liquids, a liquid flow regulating means, a liquid distributor, a structured packing, and a receiver tray, wherein the regulating means are regulating the liquid flow from the feed buffer tray to the distributor to distribute the flow of liquid over the structured packing. The liquid is in the packing contacted in counter-current flow to an already once-used stripping agent which is recovered from one of more of the trays installed in the apparatus. The invention relates further to a method for refining fats and oils in a semi-continuous deodoriser, a method for re-using stripping agent in a semi-continuous deodoriser, segregating the recovered distillate into high purity types matching the feed type, and a use of the semi-continuous deodoriser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB
    Inventors: Florivaldo Galina, Lucas Klettenhofer, William Younggreen, Steen Balchen, Preben Rasmussen
  • Publication number: 20120205824
    Abstract: A waterfall decorative humidifier, including mainly a housing, a water exit on top of the housing, a water sub-receptacle in the lower portion of the housing, a water pump in the water sub-receptacle, and a fan in the housing; in which the water pump is connected with the water exit through a water pipe, and in which the housing is generally of the shape of a waterfall; wherein at least one shaft is provided on the housing, and a decoration is connected to the shaft directly or through a mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Applicant: GIFTEC, LTD
    Inventor: Jack Hou
  • Publication number: 20120031269
    Abstract: A method and a device for purifying a carbon-dioxide-containing gas stream are described, in which the gas stream is first subjected in a lower section (3) of an absorption column (1) to a prescrubbing for conditioning the gas stream and subsequently in an upper section (8) of the absorption column (1) the carbon dioxide is scrubbed out from the gas stream at least in part with a scrubbing liquid. For improving the construction of the absorption column it is proposed that the entire scrubbing liquid loaded with the carbon dioxide which is scrubbed out is taken off from the absorption column (1) and fed to a receiver tank (11) arranged outside the absorption column (1) and subsequently applied to a scrubbing liquid pump (12) which pumps the scrubbing liquid to a scrubbing medium regeneration stage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2010
    Publication date: February 9, 2012
    Applicant: Linde-KCA-Dresden GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Mihailowitsch, Torsten Stoffregen, Martin Weiss
  • Publication number: 20120006759
    Abstract: A method of and system for treating water to reduce the level of trihalomethanes includes the water to be treated (WTBT) being sprayed through a nozzle to aerate the WTBT to increase the air/water interface therein reducing the level of trihalomethanes in the water. In one embodiment, the pressure of the WTBT in the nozzle is adjusted and the nozzle is selected to have a nozzle orifice such that the droplet size of the water to be treated from the nozzle is less than 150 microns SMD. In addition, the nozzle is spaced from a holding tank for receiving and collecting the sprayed water such that the surface of the treated water is a minimum of four meters from the nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Publication date: January 12, 2012
    Inventors: Ethan Brooke, M. Robin Collins
  • Publication number: 20110309534
    Abstract: A gas supply passage 13 for supplying a gas is connected to a decontamination liquid supply passage 5 at a tail end portion 5a side from delivery means 4, and an on-off valve 14 which opens and closes the gas supply passage is provided. Control means 3 stores a housed weight R of the decontamination liquid which is housed in the decontamination liquid supply passage between a connection point A at which the above described gas supply passage is connected to the decontamination liquid supply passage and the above described tail end portion 5a.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Inventor: Kanjun Yamamoto
  • Publication number: 20110309034
    Abstract: Provided is a system for dissolving gas into liquid contained within a body. The system may include a tubular body extending between a bottom end and a top end, a gas diffuser coupleable to a gas source and configured for discharging gas bubbles into the tubular body, and a liquid pump for propelling liquid within the tubular body in a downwards direction, against uprising gas bubbles, where the liquid egresses at the bottom end of the tubular body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 22, 2011
    Applicant: DIFFUSAIRE LTD.
    Inventors: Gil Yousfan, Ronen Itzhak Shechter
  • Patent number: 8070140
    Abstract: A misting apparatus that is more durable and leaks less than systems known in the art. The apparatus includes a durable, integral flow control assembly and handle, which are especially beneficial for portable misting systems. The apparatus further includes a pressure gauge for monitoring the pressure inside the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2011
    Assignee: Misty Mate, Inc.
    Inventors: David Bandawat, Kyle Swen, Chris Harsacky, Chris Morast, Christopher Fruhauf