Injector Type Patents (Class 261/76)
  • Patent number: 10407305
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) for preparing acetylene and synthesis gas by partial oxidation of hydrocarbons with oxygen is proposed, comprising a mixing unit (12), a mixing section and a mixing diffuser (16). The mixing unit (12) has a feed orifice (18) for supply of a hydrocarbonaceous stream, a feed orifice (20) for supply of an oxygenous stream, a swirl register and a distributor plate (24). The distributor plate (24) is disposed between the mixing section (14) and the feed orifice (18) for supply of a hydrocarbonaceous stream. The distributor plate (24) has orifices (28). The swirl register (22) is disposed between the feed orifice (20) for supply of an oxygenous stream and the mixing section (14). The mixing diffuser (16) is connected to the mixing section (14). There is a further proposal of a process for preparing acetylene and synthesis gas by partial oxidation of hydrocarbons with oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Matthias Kern, Michael Russ, Peter Renze, Maximilian Vicari
  • Patent number: 10374242
    Abstract: The invention relates to an energy generation unit comprising a high-temperature fuel cell stack (10), which is operated with liquid fuel, and a reformer (11) connected upstream of the fuel cell stack for processing the fuel, a recirculation line (13) for at least partially feeding back the anode exhaust gas into the reformer (1) and a device for feeding the liquid fuel into the anode exhaust gas. In accordance with the invention, the invention for feeding the fuel is in the form of an evaporator device (20), comprising a housing (21) which has an evaporator nonwoven (23) in the region of the fuel feed line (22), wherein the hot anode exhaust gas can be applied to said evaporator nonwoven from the recirculation line (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AVL LIST GMBH
    Inventors: Juergen Rechberger, Michael Reissig
  • Patent number: 10279323
    Abstract: A shuttling Venturi that eliminates the need for a check valve to prevent backflow or an on/off valve to control flow of a secondary fluid. The shuttling Venturi provides for the mixing of liquids, gases and/or solids, in particular, in applications where space is limited and extra control valves cannot be located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Infuze, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Shane McKenna, Daniel Noall
  • Patent number: 10253788
    Abstract: An ejector arrangement (1) is provided comprising a housing (5), at least two ejectors (2) arranged in said housing (5), each ejector (2) having a motive inlet (3), a suction inlet (29), an outlet (11) and a longitudinal axis (17). Such an arrangement should have a simple construction. To this end said suction inlet (29) of said ejectors (2) are connected by means of fluid paths to a common suction line (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Danfoss A/S
    Inventor: Michael Birkelund
  • Patent number: 10092015
    Abstract: A device for generating milk froth, including a pump for conveying milk from a reservoir, an air intake, and at least one back-pressure element, with the back-pressure element being arranged upstream in reference to the pump and the air intake upstream in reference to the back-pressure element. The back-pressure element is embodied as a mixing element, which has in the direction of flow a cross-sectional area that the flow passes through that is not reducing, with the cross-sectional area that the flow passes through at the input side being at least equivalent to the cross-section of the connecting pipeline arranged between the pump and the mixing element. A method for generating milk froth as well as the use of a helical mixer for the generation of milk froth are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Franke Kaffeemaschinen AG
    Inventor: Heinz Vetterli
  • Patent number: 10076729
    Abstract: To provide a mixing device, a mixing tube, a drug solution injecting system, and a drug solution mixing method capable of evenly and efficiently mixing a plurality of kinds of drug solutions. The mixing device according to the present invention includes: a swirling flow generating chamber; a first inflow opening for introducing a first drug solution into the swirling flow generating chamber in a direction parallel to a central axis of the swirling flow; a second inflow opening for introducing a second drug solution into the swirling flow generating chamber so as to generate a swirling flow of the second drug solution having a specific gravity lower than that of the first drug solution; an outflow opening for discharging a mixed drug solution; and a narrowing chamber which is interposed between the swirling flow generating chamber and the outflow opening and has a space continuously narrowed toward the outflow opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: NEMOTO KYORINDO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takanobu Yagi, Young Kwang Park, Mitsuo Umezu
  • Patent number: 10052593
    Abstract: A liquid aerating device is presented. The device includes a first inner channel through which air flows in a first direction, a second inner channel extending substantially parallel to the first inner channel, wherein liquid flows through the second inner channel in a second direction that is opposite of the first direction, and an aeration chamber. The aeration chamber is connected to the first inner channel and the second inner channel, and positioned such that the air flows into the first inner channel from the aeration chamber and the liquid flows out of the second inner channel into the aeration chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Byung Eun Min
  • Patent number: 10023317
    Abstract: An exemplary ventilation air mixer includes a branch air duct and a trim air mixer. The branch air duct has an inlet that is configured to be coupled to a takeoff port of a main air source duct. The branch air duct has multiple holes arranged about a wall of a mixing portion. The trim air mixer at least partially surrounds the branch air duct and forms a cavity extending from the inlet of the branch air duct to at least the mixing portion. The trim air mixer has a trim air source duct connection coupled at an angle about a midsection. The angle is substantially acute relate to a longitudinal axis of the branch air duct such that trim air entering into the trim air mixer via the trim air source duct connection is directed toward the inlet of the branch air duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Scott P. Ellsworth, Andrew D. Clark, Taylor Goodwin
  • Patent number: 9981229
    Abstract: There is provided a loop flow type bubble generation nozzle capable of improving the bubble generation efficiency compared to conventional nozzles without reducing the bubble generation efficiency even when liquid containing impurities is used. A loop flow type bubble generation nozzle 10 includes a tubular bottomed member 1 having a circular cross section and a tubular member 2 which is fitted into the other end side of the bottomed member 1. A substantially cylindrical space surrounded by the bottomed member 1 and the tubular member 2 serves as a loop flow type gas-liquid stirring and mixing chamber 6. The tubular member 2 has, on the center thereof, an inflow hole 7 which is capable of allowing liquid and gas to flow therein, and a first jet hole 8a and a second jet hole 8b which are capable of jetting liquid and gas. The inflow hole 7 is formed in a tapered shape whose diameter continuously expands from the first jet hole 8a toward the loop flow type gas-liquid stirring and mixing chamber 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: OK ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeshi Matsunaga, Daisuke Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 9911515
    Abstract: A non-mechanical fluid transfer device is disclosed herein. The device can include at least one tubular body configured to deliver a fluid, the tubular body having an interior surface, an exterior surface, a proximal end, and a distal end. Additionally, the device can include a series of ratchets disposed along an interior surface of the tubular body such that the fluid moves from the proximal end of the tubular body to the distal end of the tubular body when the interior surface of the tubular body is heated to a temperature at or above the Leidenfrost point of the fluid. Additional aspects are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventor: John Chapman Caddell
  • Patent number: 9821280
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a system for introducing a gas into a contained media such as a pond or lake. Water is removed from the media, gas introduced, and then the water removed to the contained media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Robert C. Cooke
  • Patent number: 9777292
    Abstract: Described herein are processes for increasing biogas yield and reducing volatile solids in biosolids sludge. The biosolids sludge is passed through a controlled flow, hydrodynamic cavitation apparatus and further subjected to anaerobic digestion. The biosolids sludge can be treated with hydrodynamic cavitation prior to or after the sludge is exposed to a thermal hydrolysis step to hydrolyze the sludge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: ARISDYNE SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Oleg Kozyuk, Peter Reimers
  • Patent number: 9770690
    Abstract: There is provided an exhaust gas processing apparatus which improves the removal rate of harmful substances and also achieves a compact size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kuniyuki Takahashi, Tadashi Komatsu
  • Patent number: 9757683
    Abstract: Ancillary embodiments and modifications to a homogenizer unit (“PPH”), and methods of use directed to purification of biogas or other raw methane streams. The apparatus includes a homogenizer body, one or more stream inlets (for the raw methane), one or more chilled water inlets, a mixing zone where the water stream is commingled with the raw methane stream, and a venturi immediately downstream from the mixing zone such that the commingled streams are pulled into the venturi resulting in homogenization. The PPH components are insulated to maintain the chilled water of the various streams at a cooled, below ambient temperature, increasing dissolution of the contaminant gases into the chilled water, and producing a purified methane stream including little or no H2S and CO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Alchem Environmental IP LLC
    Inventors: John R. Pease, John F. Blatnick
  • Patent number: 9649468
    Abstract: A gas humidifier can have a gas channel comprising an inlet and an outlet. A portion of the gas channel can have a region having a reduction in cross-sectional area relative to the portions of the gas channel outside of the region. A water conduit can extend from the region to a water reservoir. A heating element can heat water entering the region from the water conduit. Water vaporized using the heating element can join the flow of gases passing through the gas channel in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventors: Igor Olegovich Yatsevich, Andrew John Partington, Nordyn Alami
  • Patent number: 9630826
    Abstract: A beverage making machine includes a first beverage making cartridge including at least one of a gas source portion, the gas source portion contains a solid gas source that through sublimation emits a gas, and a gas storage tank arranged to store the gas emitted from the solid gas source. The beverage making machine further includes a second beverage making cartridge includes at least one of a beverage ingredient, a beverage diluent receptacle for receiving a beverage diluent liquid, a dissolver dissolves portion of the gas, from the gas storage tank, into the beverage diluent liquid, and a dispenser selectively dispenses a predefined ratio of at least one of the beverage ingredient and the beverage diluent liquid, to form a beverage. Exemplary embodiments include a computer control arranged to receive a beverage selection from a consumer and control the beverage making machine to form beverages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventors: C. Brad Green, H. Brock Kolls
  • Patent number: 9603383
    Abstract: A method of entraining gas in a flowable food product comprising the steps of accelerating the flowable food product in a flow direction through a flow channel that includes a ramp. Gas is injected into the flowable food product transverse to the flow direction through a porous surface or plate while the food product traverses the ramp to generate a froth. An apparatus for entraining gas in a food product, comprises a source of flowable food product and a food product pump to accelerate the food product through a flow channel. A ramp is disposed in the flow channel as well as a porous surface forming a wall of the flow channel opposite the ramp. A source of gas is in communication with the porous surface, wherein gas is entrained in the food product as it passes by the ramp and the porous surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: George Emanuel
  • Patent number: 9585979
    Abstract: A dielectric assembly for generating ozone includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a dielectric for generating the ozone, and a knob adapted to extend outside of a housing into which the dielectric assembly is to be placed. A system is also provided for sanitizing and deodorizing water, food, surfaces and air including a microbiological reduction filter device having an input connected to a water supply, a venturi injector disposed within a housing and connected to an output of the microbiological reduction filter device which generates ozone and mixes the generated ozone with the water, and an electrode assembly comprising a plurality of electrodes, a dielectric for generating the ozone, and a knob extending outside of the housing. The dielectric in a first embodiment and the entire dielectric assembly in a second embodiment can be removed from the housing and replaced in its entirety by the knob.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: VERIPURE, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald Bruce Long
  • Patent number: 9538878
    Abstract: The present invention is a froth wand for an espresso machine that can generate a high velocity stream of steam to foam a beverage at the beverage brewing apparatus. The wand includes an adapter for attaching to the beverage brewing machine at a steam supply outlet, and a conduit for communicating the steam to a steam tube. The steam tube has a cylindrical body with an annular recessed exit, and is surrounded by a cylindrical sheath. The sheath includes a cylindrical plug with a small longitudinal aperture that fits into the outlet of the steam tube. The mating of the sheath's plug and the steam tube forces the steam through the aperture, accelerating the steam at the exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventors: Luke Kelly, Keith R. DeBald
  • Patent number: 9534100
    Abstract: Apply a one component spray polyurethane foam formulation through a dispensing accessory that has a removable nozzle by independently feeding the one component spray polyurethane foam formulation and a supplementary propellant into the dispensing accessory so that they combine in the removable nozzle and are expelled from the removable nozzle at a flow rate that is greater than 40 grams of foam formulation per 15 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Doe Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Srdjan Kisin, Ludovic Harelle
  • Patent number: 9463423
    Abstract: A device for aerating a liquid, such as wine, includes a cup portion with a cavity that receives an amount of liquid therein, the cavity extending between a proximal opening and a distal opening. A neck portion of the device defines an aeration section in fluid communication with the cavity. Passages in the aeration section extend laterally to an outer surface of the neck portion through which air is drawn into the aeration section. A central passage through the neck portion is in fluid communication with the aeration section and extends to a distal opening of the device. A diffuser element between the cavity and the aeration section has arms that are configured to contact the liquid as it flows from the cavity to inhibit a swirling flow of the liquid so that the liquid passes into the aeration section in a generally vertical and linear manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: PRIME WINE PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Michael Borden, Sean O'Cuinneagain
  • Patent number: 9400107
    Abstract: The current disclosure relates to a new fluid composite, a device for producing the fluid composite, and a method of production therewith, and more specifically a fluid composite made of a fuel and its oxidant for burning as part of different systems such as fuel burners, where the fluid composite after a stage of intense molecular between a controlled flow of a liquid such as fuel and a faster flow of compressed highly directional gas such as air results in the creation of a three dimensional matrix of small hallow spheres each made of a layer of fuel around a volume of pressurized gas. In an alternate embodiment, external conditions such as inline pressure warps the spherical cells into a network of oblong shape cells where pressurized air is used as part of the combustion process. In yet another embodiment, additional gas such as air is added via a second inlet to increase the proportion of oxidant to carburant as part of the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Turbulent Energy, LLC
    Inventors: David Livshits, Lester Teichner
  • Patent number: 9388520
    Abstract: A washing control method that is capable of controlling laundry to be effectively washed with bubbles depending upon load of a washing machine. The washing control method includes supplying wash water containing detergent into a space between a lower portion of a rotary drum and a lower inner surface of a water tub; heating the wash water containing detergent; generating and supplying bubbles into the rotary drum; and washing laundry with the supplied bubbles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyun Sook Kim, Seong Min Oak, Sang Yeon Pyo, Sung Hoon Kim, Bo Ram Lee
  • Patent number: 9362096
    Abstract: Provided is a combustion pretreatment-isotope dilution mass spectrometry measuring concentration of a target element for detection contained in a target sample for detection by using an isotope dilution mass spectrometry, including: pretreating the target sample for detection by combustion during an isotope dilution mass spectrometry, to thereby stabilize an isotope and further improve analysis ability, and therefore, the present invention is expected to be utilized as an element analysis method surpassing accuracy of the existing mass spectrometry method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science
    Inventors: Kyoung-Seok Lee, In Jung Kim, Sung-Pil Jo, Hyung Sik Min, Yong Hyeon Yim, Joung Hae Lee, Eui Jin Hwang
  • Patent number: 9272817
    Abstract: Liquid-dispensing systems that include integrated aeration systems to aerate a liquid while the liquid is being dispensed are described. Integrated aeration systems enable seamless aeration of a liquid during dispensing. In one aspect, a liquid-dispensing system includes a liquid-conditioning dispenser with an integrated aeration system composed of one or more channels that convey a fluid to mix with a liquid as the liquid is dispensed. The aeration system also includes an aeration switch used to open and close the channels and regulate the amount of the fluid that mixes with the liquid. The liquid-dispensing system also includes a pump and control system to apply pressure on a reservoir that contains the liquid. The pressure forces the liquid from the reservoir to the dispenser via a liquid supply line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventors: Nicholas Becker, Travis Thurber
  • Patent number: 9207017
    Abstract: A nozzle design for diffusing high pressure steam into by flowing process fluid of substantially lower pressure while reducing the noise intensity generated. The injection nozzles include an opening having a first diameter to receive steam and a second diameter to inject the steam into a flow of liquid. The diameters of the first and second openings can vary relative to each other to enhance the flow characteristics of the steam or other gas being injected into a flow of liquid. The outer surface of a diffuser tube is coated with an insulating material, such as plastic. In alternate embodiments, the orientation of the injection holes can be angled either upstream or downstream to further enhance mixing characteristics of the steam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Hydro-Thermal Corporation
    Inventors: James Zaiser, Lee Richard Van Dixhorn, Kurt R. Schreib, Robert Bourdo, II, Vineet Barot
  • Patent number: 9157058
    Abstract: Compositions and methods and apparatus for growth and maintenance of microorganisms and/or bioprocesses using one or more gases as electron donors, electron acceptors, carbon sources, or other nutrients, and for a bioprocess that converts hydrogen and carbon dioxide, or syngas, or producer gas into lipid products, bio-based oils, or other biochemical products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Kiverdi, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Dalla-Betta, John S. Reed
  • Patent number: 9137951
    Abstract: Plant vigor machines and methods for enhancing plant vigor are disclosed. The machine comprises a corona discharge cell to create an electrical discharge across an air gap. An electrode to generate copper ions. An air conveyance mechanism to pass air through the corona discharge cell to produce enriched air combined with the copper ions wherein the enriched air comprises oxygen O2 and nitrogen dioxide NO2. An air infuser mechanism to infuse water with the enriched air combined with the copper ions to create enriched water wherein the enriched water comprises the oxygen O2, the copper ions, and nitrate radical NO3. A water conveyance mechanism couple with the air infuser to convey the water to air infuser mechanism and to convey the enriched water away from the air infuser mechanism to a plant to enhance a vigor of the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Inventor: Russell J. Keller
  • Patent number: 9114367
    Abstract: An apparatus for mixing fluids can provide at least three times a volumetric flow of a volumetric flow rate of a pump to have a specific volumetric flow rate. The apparatus can include a mixing housing, an inner cavity, and an inlet nozzle adjacent a first end of the mixing housing and at least partially extending into the inner cavity. The apparatus can also include a radial inlet formed through a portion of the mixing housing and an outlet adjacent a second end of the mixing housing. The apparatus can form a portion of a system for mixing fluids, separating fluids, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: ALFA LAVAL VORTEX, INC.
    Inventors: Dalton Thomas, Steve Reesman
  • Patent number: 9051194
    Abstract: A method according to the present invention for generating micro and nano bubbles of substantially five microns or less in a fluid, is accomplished by injecting a gas through a gas feed conduit into a liquid stream to create a combined flow of gas and liquid, the gas being up to 15 volume percent at STP of the liquid being streamed. This combined flow is contained within a closed container having at least one primary zone and a secondary zone. The combined flow is pressurizing within the closed container primary zone(s) and the pressurized combined flow is maintained at a predetermined first fluid pressure level of substantially between 100 and 150 PSIG within the closed container primary zone(s). Then the pressurized combined flow is directed from the closed container primary zone(s) to the closed container secondary zone through a plate/disk(s) having one or more orifices/ports restricting the combined flow through the orifice/port(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Nels Robert Ladouceur
  • Patent number: 9039968
    Abstract: A smart home system having a controller which controls an ozone generator, gas supply outlets connected to gas supply outlets of the ozone generator via a pipe, and solenoid valves which control opening and closing of the gas supply outlets. The controller is connected with each of the solenoid valves and controls opening and closing of each of the solenoid valves. An operation method for the system discloses driving the ozone generator by the controller to generate ozone, controlling opening of the solenoid valves by the central processor when the central processor receives an external signal for opening the solenoid valves, reducing opening level of the solenoid valves when a gas flow sensor detects that the ozone flow rate passing through the gas inlet is greater than the flow rate threshold, and controlling closing of the solenoid valves by the central processor when the central processor receives a signal for closing the solenoid valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventor: Hong Jiang
  • Publication number: 20150125351
    Abstract: A device for heat, mass, and chemical exchange and interaction between gases and liquids. Nozzles feed the gas at angles in different directions to form a gas-liquid mix, swirls, and/or foam above an array of such nozzles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Vladimir V. Fedorov
  • Patent number: 8991795
    Abstract: An automated frothing assembly. The automated frothing assembly has a wand module that includes an elongate member having an inlet, one or more outlets, and a fluid passageway extending between and in fluid communication with the inlet and the plurality of outlets. At least one of the one or more outlets extends parallel to a vertical plane that includes the centerline of the elongate member and at an acute angle relative to a horizontal plane that is perpendicular to both the vertical plane and the centerline of the elongate member. The assembly further includes an actuator configured to be operatively coupled to the wand module and to drive the movement of at least a portion of the wand module along an axis, and an electronic controller configured to be electrically coupled to the actuator and to control the operation of the actuator to control the movement of the wand module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Briggo, Inc.
    Inventors: Charles F. Studor, Brent Clafferty, Stephen A. Miller, Marwan Hassoun, Pete P. Garcia, Jr., Lynn Warren Hamrick
  • Patent number: 8986610
    Abstract: A system and method delivers an atomized solution to the interior volume of a building or room utilizing a venturi effect for the atomization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventor: Roei Ben Haim
  • Patent number: 8985966
    Abstract: A jet pump apparatus for mixing a higher pressure gas and a lower pressure gas, includes an inlet section, an outlet section, a diffuser section and a mixing section. Inlet section includes a higher pressure inlet and a lower pressure inlet. Mixing section includes a plurality of separated mixing chambers. The diffuser section includes diffusers for receiving mixed gases from the mixing chambers. The outlet section receives mixed gases from the diffuser section and conveys those gases to an outlet. The inlet section includes a higher pressure inlet which receives higher pressure gas, and a lower pressure gas inlet which receives lower pressure gas. Each of the mixing chambers has a primary nozzle for introducing primarily higher pressure gas from to a respective mixing chamber, and a secondary inlet for introducing primarily lower pressure gas to each of the mixing chambers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Inventors: Bernard Francis Sampson, Robert John Harvey
  • Publication number: 20150075375
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for separating components of a source gas is provided in which more soluble components of the source gas are dissolved in an aqueous solvent at high pressure. The system can utilize hydrostatic pressure to increase solubility of the components of the source gas. The apparatus includes gas recycle throughout multiple mass transfer stages to improve mass transfer of the targeted components from the liquid to gas phase. Separated components can be recovered for use in a value added application or can be processed for long-term storage, for instance in an underwater reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Gerald C. Blount
  • 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: 20150064075
    Abstract: A dielectric assembly for generating ozone includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a dielectric for generating the ozone, and a knob adapted to extend outside of a housing into which the dielectric assembly is to be placed. A system is also provided for sanitizing and deodorizing water, food, surfaces and air including a microbiological reduction filter device having an input connected to a water supply, a venturi injector disposed within a housing and connected to an output of the microbiological reduction filter device which generates ozone and mixes the generated ozone with the water, and an electrode assembly comprising a plurality of electrodes, a dielectric for generating the ozone, and a knob extending outside of the housing. The dielectric in a first embodiment and the entire dielectric assembly in a second embodiment can be removed from the housing and replaced in its entirety by the knob.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Veripure, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald Bruce LONG
  • Patent number: 8967596
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a high-concentration oxygen-dissolving apparatus using ultrasonic waves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Inventors: Hyung Won Kang, Dong Jun Kang
  • Publication number: 20150048527
    Abstract: Cooling tower nozzle assemblies and methods of assembly are provided herein. In some embodiments, a cooling tower nozzle assembly includes a body having an opening extending through the body from a first end to a second end; a support arm extending from the body and comprising a disk disposed on a first portion of the support arm opposite the first end of the body; a splash plate coupled to the disk, the splash plate having a bottom surface including a plurality of legs extending away from the bottom surface, wherein the plurality of legs have radially inwardly facing portions spaced a first distance from a central axis of the splash plate and aligned with the disk, and wherein the plurality of legs include features to interconnect to the disk; and a screw disposed through the splash plate to couple the splash plate to the support arm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: MARK A. GAETA, ART WEBER, JASON WEBER, ALAN TWEEDLE, WILLIAM WEBER
  • Publication number: 20150041996
    Abstract: In a mixing structure with an injector 3 arranged 2 immediately after a bend 1a of an exhaust pipe 1, urea water 5 being injected by the injector 3 into the exhaust pipe 1 for mixing, a pipe diameter Dp downstream of the bend 1a of the exhaust pipe 1 is large relative to a pipe diameter De upstream of the bend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Minoru Kowada, Hideki Endo, Koji Maruyama, Tetsuichi Kominami
  • Publication number: 20150035179
    Abstract: A liquid atomization device includes a first gas spray unit and a second gas spray unit; a liquid outflow unit for flowing out liquid; a gas-liquid mixing area where a gas flow sprayed from the first gas spray unit, a gas flow sprayed from the second gas spray unit, and liquid which flows out from the liquid outflow unit are made to collide against each other to atomize the liquid; a projection formed to project out of the device such that its cross section projects in a convex manner, the gas-liquid mixing area being formed in the projection; a spray slit formed in the projection along a wide angle spray direction of mist produced by the gas-liquid mixing area; and a restriction portion formed near a bottom of the spray slit such that the restriction portion inclines in the wide angle spray direction of the mist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2012
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroyoshi Asakawa, Ryota Kuge
  • Publication number: 20150030991
    Abstract: Provided are a nano bubble generator for irrigating a root canal of a tooth and a dental device including the nano bubble generator. The nano bubble generator may include a generator configured to generate nano-scale bubbles within a fluid, a nozzle connected to the generator and configured to move the fluid containing bubbles that flows in from the generator and to apply the fluid at the end of the nozzle, and an ultrasonic portion disposed in the nozzle and configured to apply ultrasonic waves to the fluid containing the bubbles so that the bubbles are maintained in a distributed form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: JaeYong SUNG, Taejun Bang, Inwhan Lee, Inje Cho, Gilhwan Sung, Seung Ki Baek
  • 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: 20140367345
    Abstract: A multi-stage aeration apparatus includes at least two vertically oriented aeration modules, Each aeration module defines a vertically elongated aeration chamber having a top inlet and a bottom outlet. The bottom outlet of each of the aeration modules feeds a fluid stream comprising liquid and gas into the top inlet of an underlying one of the aeration modules. Each aeration module has an aeration head connected to the top inlet, such that the fluid stream passing through the top inlet into the aeration chamber must pass through the aeration head, the aeration head aerating the liquid with the gas in the fluid stream.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Kyle Greene, Todd Webb
  • Patent number: 8899557
    Abstract: Provided are gas processing facilities for the separation of components in a gas stream and methods of using the same. The facility includes one or more co-current contactors. Each contactor includes a mass transfer vessel having a mixing section. The mixing section receives a gas stream and a liquid contacting stream. The mixing section mixes theses two streams and releases a two-phase flow. Each contactor also includes a separator that receives the two-phase fluid stream from the mass transfer vessel in-line, and then separates a vapor phase from a liquid phase. The separator has a gas-phase outlet configured to release the vapor phase as a treated gas stream, and a liquid-phase outlet configured to release the liquid phase as a loaded treating solution. The contactors may be used to remove water or other contaminant from a natural gas stream or other gas stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: John T Cullinane, Edward J Grave, Paul S. Northrop
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140332989
    Abstract: The rotating disc aerator is a portable aeration device utilizing atmospheric air, rather than using a compressor for its air supply. The aerator includes a motorized base having a rotary shaft and diametrically opposed, oppositely reciprocating rods extending therefrom. A plurality of discs are disposed along the shaft and are connected to the ends of the rods. The discs are free to slide along the shaft as the rods reciprocate, but rotate with the shaft. A plurality of resilient absorbent elements (sponges, etc.) are installed along the rotary shaft between the discs. The aerator assembly is buoyant, about one-half of each absorbent element extending above the surface of the water when the aerator is placed therein. The upper portions of the absorbent elements absorb air as they rotate above the surface, and are compressed to expel the air into the water as they rotate beneath the water surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Bader Shafaqa ALENZI
  • Patent number: 8882085
    Abstract: A micro atomizer to produce stable aerosol concentrations having an aerosol mass median aerodynamic diameter (MMAD) of less than 10 microns with liquid flow rates in the microliter per minute range is provided. The micro atomizer includes a liquid channel in the shape of a thick-wall tube and a cap having an aerosol outlet orifice whereby a liquid-gas contact space is formed by the internal surface of the cap and the substantially flat end of the liquid channel. Pressurized carrier gas and the liquid to be aerosolized are allowed to come into contact within a precisely formed liquid-gas contact space. The desired aerosol characteristics are accurately established, stable, and reproducible. In an exemplary embodiment, the micro atomizer is used with a syringe and syringe drive to provide a continuous liquid source for aerosol generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Michael S. Horsmon, Charles L. Crouse, Richard J. Kreis
  • 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