Chamber Seals Patents (Class 34/242)
  • Patent number: 11098435
    Abstract: A washing machine of the present disclosure includes a cabinet having a first opening and a washing space disposed therein and a door assembly configured to open and close the first opening, wherein the door assembly includes a second opening configured to communicate with an inside of the cabinet and an auxiliary door disposed to be slidable and configured to open and close the second opening. In this way, laundry or detergent can be freely inserted even during a washing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Young Kim, Doo Young Rou, Dae Kyun Lee, Hee-Won Jin
  • Patent number: 10480116
    Abstract: A method for processing laundry after completion of a drying cycle includes maintaining residual fluid within an airflow path of the appliance, wherein the residual fluid results from a primary drying cycle. A heat pump system is activated and a blower delivers the residual fluid to the drum. A drum temperature is maintained within the drum at a predetermined temperature range during performance of the after-care cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Gianluca Benedetto, Giuseppina Pia Potena, Matthew D. Rhodes
  • Patent number: 10415177
    Abstract: The heat pump system and the electrical heating system of a clothes dryer are controlled to work cooperatively, thus allowing the clothes dryer to at least comprise a fast mode in which the electrical heating pipe of the heating system is turned on after the compressor of the heat pump system is turned on and operated stably. Air about to enter the clothes drying drum is controlled to be firstly heated by the condenser of the heat pump system and further heated by the electrical heating pipe, and then to enter the clothes drying drum, and the load of the heat pump system is reduced in an auxiliary condensing manner, when the load of the heat pump system is close to the maximum load. Therefore, simultaneous working of the electrical heating system and the heat pump system is ensured, and the clothes drying speed is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: QINGDAO HAIER WASHING MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sheng Xu, Huacheng Song, Shujun Tian, Shiqiang Shan
  • Patent number: 10344424
    Abstract: A clothes treatment apparatus includes a cabinet; a tub provided within the cabinet; a drum rotatably provided within the tub and configured to accommodate the laundry or a dry item therein; and a heat pump configured to circulate a refrigerant through a compressor, a condenser, an expansion valve, and an evaporator, and re-circulate air discharged from the drum to the drum by way of the evaporator and the condenser, wherein the heat pump includes a compressor base supporting and disposed above the tub, a bracket disposed in an upper portion of the compressor base, fixed to an upper surface of the compressor, and transmitting vibration generated by the compressor, and an air-vibration mount disposed between the bracket and the compressor base and absorbing vibration of the compressor transmitted through the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Myoungjong Kim, Seongwoo An, Sangho Cho
  • Patent number: 10329704
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance door assembly comprises a plastic fishbowl. Typically, laundry treating appliances, such as dryers, have door assemblies comprising glass fishbowls. Utilizing plastic enables a fishbowl to have a sharper radius of curvature than that of a glass fishbowl due to manufacturing constraints of glass. A shaper radius of curvature allows for greater capacity in the treating chamber in a laundry treating appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Ethan Harbrecht, Douglas Mikkelsen, Christoph Miller, Joel Sells, Prasath M. Thirukonda
  • Patent number: 10330386
    Abstract: A steel sheet heating method that heats a steel sheet (K) to be pressed before hot press molding includes: bringing the steel sheet into a heating furnace (10) including a heater (15) on an inside surface of the heating furnace in a state where the steel sheet is supported in a vertical direction while an unnecessary portion of the steel sheet that becomes unnecessary after molding is fixedly supported by a support member (30); and performing heating at a prescribed temperature in the heating furnace, then taking the steel sheet out of the heating furnace, and after that cutting and removing the unnecessary portion before hot press molding or during hot press molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroshi Fukuchi, Naruhiko Nomura, Atsushi Seto
  • Patent number: 10273627
    Abstract: A clothes treating apparatus may includes a cabinet, a drum provided within the cabinet and having an accommodation space for laundry for washing or drying, an evaporator to allow a refrigerant to undergo heat exchange with air discharged from the drum to dehumidify air, and a foreign object cleaning unit that injects water on the evaporator to clean foreign objects stuck to the evaporator. The foreign object cleaning unit may is configured to inject washing water supplied from a washing water supply unit to a surface of the evaporator at a prescribed angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Juhan Yoon, Seongwoo An, Sangho Cho
  • Patent number: 10253448
    Abstract: A laundry dryer (2) has a casing, a laundry storing compartment (18) arranged within the casing for receiving laundry (19) to be dried by passing process air (A) through the laundry storing compartment (18), and a heat exchanger (10) for dehumidifying the process air (A) after passing the laundry storing compartment (18). Furthermore, the dryer (2) has a condensate collecting device (30) for collecting condensate formed at the heat exchanger (10), and a removable condensate reservoir (40) for storing condensed water formed at the heat exchanger (10). Moreover, the dryer has a control unit (42) for controlling the operation of the laundry dryer (2), and a pumping and feeding arrangement (36) for pumping condensate collected in the condensate collecting device (30) through an internal line (38) to the removable condensate reservoir (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Alberto Bison, Nicola Reid, Giuseppe Rossi
  • Patent number: 10229841
    Abstract: A wafer drying apparatus capable of preventing formation of a watermark is disclosed. The wafer drying apparatus includes: a conveying mechanism configured to convey a wafer in a drying chamber; an inert-gas jet nozzle disposed above the conveying mechanism and configured to form a descending jet of an inert gas; and a liquid suction nozzle disposed upstream of the inert-gas jet nozzle with respect to a conveying direction of the wafer. A distance between the liquid suction nozzle and a surface of the wafer when the wafer is being conveyed by the conveying mechanism is in a range of 1 mm to 2 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi Imai, Satomi Hamada
  • Patent number: 9999854
    Abstract: The catalyst module is designed for use in an emission control system of a stationary incinerator. It comprises a stack frame, into which several mounting units are inserted strung together. The mounting units have a peripheral side wall as well as several partitions, which are entangled with one another and form a lattice with a plurality of mounting shafts, in which in each case one catalyst is inserted. The catalysts are pressed into position preferably with the interposition of an elastic fitting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Catalysts (Germany) GMBH
    Inventors: Robert Kleuderlein, Udo Klumpp
  • Patent number: 9919538
    Abstract: A corrugated-board machine for manufacturing corrugated board comprises a material-web output device for outputting a material web, a conveying device for conveying the material web along a material-web conveying path, a printing device disposed downstream of the material-web output device for producing at least one printed region on the material web, a printed-region drying arrangement disposed downstream of the printing device for drying the at least one printed region and a connecting device disposed downstream of the printed-region drying arrangement for the connection of the printed material web to at least one further material web in order to produce a printed corrugated-board web laminated on at least one side. A start of drying of the at least one printed region applied to the material web is influenceable by the printed-region drying arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: BHS Corrugated Maschinen-und Anlagenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Maximilian Mark, Gerhard Grünwald
  • Patent number: 9879584
    Abstract: The catalytic converter apparatus has at least one element box which extends in a longitudinal direction and which has a first pair of first side walls which lie opposite one another, and a second pair of second side walls which lie opposite one another, and two open end sides which lie opposite one another in the longitudinal direction. A plurality of catalytic converter plates are arranged in the element box, which catalytic converter plates are oriented parallel to the first side walls, merely one part of the side walls having a rail which extends transversely with respect to the longitudinal direction on at least one of the end sides, on which rail the catalytic converter plates are supported. As a result, the flow properties of the element box are improved and the risk of dust deposits is avoided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson Matthey Catalysts (Germany) GMBH
    Inventor: Kai Klinder
  • Patent number: 9670612
    Abstract: A laundry treatment apparatus and a method for controlling a laundry treatment apparatus are provided. The method may include supplying alternating current at a predetermined first frequency to a compressor; measuring a first time a temperature of refrigerant discharged from the compressor; measuring a second time a temperature of the refrigerant discharged from the compressor, when a predetermined first reference time has passed after the measuring the first time of the temperature of the refrigerant discharged from the compressor; and controlling the first frequency of the alternating current based on a difference between the temperature measured the first time and the temperature measured the second time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangik Lee, Taegyu Jin
  • Patent number: 9651303
    Abstract: An oven and method for curing inks on various substrates and textiles, such as clothing or shirts, conveyed by an overhanging vertically oriented chain conveyor. Clips are attached to the chain conveyor for holding the printed textile in a vertical oven mount, as they pass by the radiant heating elements structured in the curing oven during usage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: BBC Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald G Vinyard, John Vinyard
  • Patent number: 9623599
    Abstract: A seal for use in an extrusion device for producing continuous profiles, in particular plastics pipes includes an elastic sealing disc, which is arranged in a plane approximately perpendicularly to the extrusion direction and has a through-passage opening letting through the continuous profile and having a sealing rim bearing against the continuous profile. Connection members are arranged along the sealing rim, and clamping elements are provided for exerting a force on the connection members, with the force acting radially with respect to the extrusion axis. The clamping elements are arranged in a plane parallel to the sealing disc, have a passage opening for the continuous profile and include connecting members for connecting the connection members to the clamping elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: KRAUSSMAFFEI TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Aron Altmann, Mathias Geyer
  • Patent number: 9446605
    Abstract: A recording apparatus includes an electromagnetic wave irradiating portion that radiates an electromagnetic wave and dries ink by using the electromagnetic wave; a first medium supporting portion that supports a recording medium in an irradiation area of the electromagnetic wave irradiating portion and has an opening portion through which vapor evaporated from ink ejected onto the recording medium by electromagnetic wave irradiation by the electromagnetic wave irradiating portion passes; and a second medium supporting portion that is provided adjacent to the first medium supporting portion and has a thermal conductivity lower than the first medium supporting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Tsuneyuki Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9435070
    Abstract: A clothing dryer includes a cabinet, a drying tub positioned at an inner side of the cabinet and configured to accommodate laundry, a plurality of moisture detecting sensor units provided at an inside the drying tub to detect moisture of laundry, and a sensor partition wall provided in between the plurality of moisture detecting sensor units to prevent a foreign substance from being stuck in between the plurality of moisture detecting sensor units. Through the structure as such, the accuracy in detecting dryness of laundry is enhanced, and an optimal controlling of the clothing dryer may be possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Byeong Won Bae, Chang Bae Yeom, Sam Young Jang
  • Patent number: 9382651
    Abstract: A washing machine is provided. The washing machine may include a cabinet and a tub. The cabinet may define an exterior of the washing machine. The tub may be disposed inside the cabinet to hold wash water. The tub may have a cross-section on which a first length passing through a central longitudinal axis of the tub and extending from a first side to a second side along a first direction, which is substantially horizontal, may be shorter than a second length passing through the central longitudinal axis of the tub and extending from a third side to a fourth side along a second direction, which is perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kilryong Lee, Heunggi Kim
  • Patent number: 9382656
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laundry treating apparatus that smoothly agitates laundry with as large space as possible for receiving laundry. The laundry treating apparatus includes: a rotatable drum that receives laundry, has open front and rear, and is formed to have a non-circular closed cross-section; a rotatable circular guide that supports a portion having a uniform curvature of the drum; and a drum guide that is disposed on the edge of the drum and seals the portion between the circular guide and the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngjoo Lee, Jongseok Kim, Daeyun Park, Sungmin Kim
  • Patent number: 9109307
    Abstract: A yarn treatment chamber for thermal treatment of a running yarn, with a center zone, in which a pressurized hot, gaseous or vaporous medium acts on the yarn, and end zones on both sides of the center zone, in which a cooling, gaseous medium is active. The end zones have a yarn inlet or outlet openings with a yarn sluice, which seals the associated end zone and the yarn treatment chamber. The yarn inlet and outlet openings (2, 3) are arranged such that the yarn (14) must change direction, and the yarn treatment chamber (21 has yarn deflection means (12) to guide the yarn (14) between the yarn inlet and outlet openings (2, 3). Both the yarn sluice (23A) and the yarn sluice (23B) are accessible without problems to operating staff at an ergonomically favorable height below the yarn deflection means (12) of the yarn treatment chamber (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Saurer Germany GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Siegfried Brenk, Jan-Markus Rottgering, Jurgen Schnitzler, Georg Tetzlaff
  • Patent number: 8904666
    Abstract: A dryer for drying various types of products such as food products and pet food. The dryer includes a frame structure, a conveyor disposed in the dryer, and a heating unit for supplying heat to the dryer. A plurality of relatively lightweight hygienic panels, including doors, is secured to the frame structure and form a part of the exterior of the dryer. The hygienic panels provide access to the interior of the dryer for cleaning and maintenance. Each hygienic panel is sealed so that moisture and air cannot enter the interior of the panel. Disposed inside each hygienic panel is a honeycomb panel and an insulating structure. The hygienic panel provides rigidity and strength to the hygienic panel and at the same time enables the panel to be of a relatively light weight construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Buhler Aeroglide Corporation
    Inventors: Keith Rozell, Robert Warren, Chris Giusto
  • Patent number: 8840782
    Abstract: Biosolids in the nature of sewage sludge are processed in a controlled environment to produce a dried sludge product of relatively high dry solid content with the elimination of or reduced levels of pathogens. The water containing sewage sludge is dried while cascading within a processing chamber using heated air at a temperature below the ignition or smoldering temperature of the sewage sludge to prevent the formation of embers. The sewage sludge before discharge is retained within the processing chamber for a sufficient time and temperature as mandated by the Environment Protection Agency rules and guidelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: Wyssmont Company Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Weisselberg
  • Patent number: 8800161
    Abstract: A dryer for material to be dried (T), wherein an air supply channel (4) for supplying a drying gas to the drying region is provided, and at least one exhaust-gas opening (8) is provided for removing the drying gas, wherein the air supply channel (4) is surrounded at a distance by an outer wall (11), which has at least one supply opening (12) and at least one removal opening (13) for the cooling medium (K), wherein between the at least one supply opening (12) and the at least one removal opening (13) a flow section (14) for the cooling medium (K) is formed between the outer wall (11) and the air supply channel (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Binder + Co AG
    Inventor: Franz Anibas
  • Patent number: 8776395
    Abstract: A washer or dryer including a body with a loading port covered by a door having a convex transparent face that extends from the loading port inwards towards the interior of the body; and a detachable convex carrier having a depth and diameter greater than the convex transparent face that is stored on the convex transparent face that extends from the loading port inwards towards the interior of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Arcelik Anonim Sirketi
    Inventor: Hakan Tatar
  • Patent number: 8677647
    Abstract: Biosolids in the nature of sewage sludge is processed in a controlled environment to produce a dried sludge product of relatively high dry solid content with the elimination of or reduced levels of pathogens. The water containing sewage sludge is dried while cascading within a processing chamber using heated air at a temperature below the ignition or smoldering temperature of the sewage sludge to prevent the formation of embers. The sewage sludge before discharge is retained within the processing chamber for a sufficient time and temperature as mandated by the Environment Protection Agency rules and guidelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Wyssmont Company Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Weisselberg
  • Patent number: 8595950
    Abstract: Described herein are devices and techniques for spray drying a fluid to produce a dried powder. Assemblies include a spray drying head attachable to a gas supplier and a liquid sample, such as a standard unit of blood product. The spray drying head can be adapted to provide an aerosolized flow of liquid sample exposed to a drying gas. The assembly also includes a drying chamber adapted to separate the aerosolized flow of liquid sample into a dried powder and humid air. The assembly can be disposable, provided in a sterilized kit and having simplified attachments allowing quick connect and disconnect from the gas and liquid sample. Separation of the powder from the humid air exiting the drying chamber occurs within a filtered collection bag. In some embodiments, one or more of the drying chamber and collection bag are formed form a thin-walled, collapsible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Velico Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Brian Hubbard, Jr., Michael Haley, John Charles Rosenfelder, George T. Perivolotis
  • Patent number: 8490294
    Abstract: A cleaning device for a component disposed within a process air circuit of a domestic tumble dryer, in particular for a heat exchanger, including a cleaning brush and a drive mechanism including a drive rod for moving the cleaning brush along the component, the cleaning device including a guiding element operatively associated with the drive mechanism for guiding the drive rod, and at least two flexible sealing elements for protecting the drive mechanism against fluff or similar soiling, wherein the drive rod is passed between the at least two sealing elements for movement along the guiding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Grunert
  • Publication number: 20130167397
    Abstract: An improved oven (1) comprising a conveyor configured and arranged to move a product (11) to be processed through an oven, a primary air delivery system (45) configured and arranged to provide a heated primary air flow (47), a secondary air delivery system configured and arranged to provide a heated secondary air flow (48), a processing enclosure (21) configured and arranged to receive and contain the product and the primary air flow, an insulated enclosure (2) configured and arranged to receive the heated secondary air flow, the processing enclosure configured and arranged to extend through the insulated enclosure and the heated secondary air flow and to separate the primary air flow from the secondary air flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Harper International Corporation
    Inventors: Renee M. Bagwell, William J. Stry
  • Patent number: 8387270
    Abstract: Described herein are devices and techniques for spray drying a fluid to produce a dried powder. Assemblies include a spray drying head attachable to a gas supplier and a liquid sample, such as a standard unit of blood product. The spray drying head can be adapted to provide an aerosolized flow of liquid sample exposed to a drying gas. The assembly also includes a drying chamber adapted to separate the aerosolized flow of liquid sample into a dried powder and humid air. The assembly can be disposable, provided in a sterilized kit and having simplified attachments allowing quick connect and disconnect from the gas and liquid sample. Separation of the powder from the humid air exiting the drying chamber occurs within a filtered collection bag. In some embodiments, one or more of the drying chamber and collection bag are formed form a thin-walled, collapsible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Velico Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Brian Hubbard, Jr., Michael Haley, John Charles Rosenfelder, George T. Perivolotis
  • Patent number: 8359767
    Abstract: Described herein are devices and techniques for spray drying a fluid to produce a dried powder. Assemblies include a spray drying head attachable to a gas supplier and a liquid sample, such as a standard unit of blood product. The spray drying head can be adapted to provide an aerosolized flow of liquid sample exposed to a drying gas. The assembly also includes a drying chamber adapted to separate the aerosolized flow of liquid sample into a dried powder and humid air. The assembly can be disposable, provided in a sterilized kit and having simplified attachments allowing quick connect and disconnect from the gas and liquid sample. Separation of the powder from the humid air exiting the drying chamber occurs within a filtered collection bag. In some embodiments, one or more of the drying chamber and collection bag are formed form a thin-walled, collapsible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Velico Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Brian Hubbard, Jr., Michael Haley, John Charles Rosenfelder, George T. Perivolotis
  • Patent number: 8359768
    Abstract: An air inlet and outlet passage module for desiccation is formed in a hollow structure including a frame and two boards. The frame has a frame channel formed between frame sides and a duct cap on an outer side. The duct cap has an opening communicating with the frame channel and is coupled with an air duct to connect a plurality of air inlet and outlet passage modules in series. The duct cap not being coupled is sealed through a lid. The two boards are located at two corresponding sides of the frame and have a plurality of air vents formed thereon to facilitate air ventilation. Each air vent is formed at a diameter smaller than that of a grain to prevent crops from dropping into the module. The invention can be assembled and disassembled, and coupled in series or parallel easily to enhance drying efficiency and reduce energy waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Tsan-Hsiung Cheng
  • Patent number: 8347524
    Abstract: The dryer comprises a casing having a longitudinal axis, a mixing shaft, a circular plate that seals an opening made in one of the end walls of the casing, and a frame supporting the casing and the shaft. In the edge portion of the opening closest to the chamber a first circumferential groove is made which is formed by a first radial cavity and by a second radial cavity deeper than the first, joined by an axial portion. An annular sealing element made of a non-stick material, having a cross-section comprising at least one axial strip and one radial strip, is inserted into the first groove in such a way that the radial strip is inserted into the second cavity and the axial strip occupies the axial portion and the mouth of the first radial cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: Paolo Debolini
  • Patent number: 8316556
    Abstract: An installation for dehydrating products, the installation having an enclosure, a member for sucking out the air contained in the enclosure, and a container for products that is received inside the enclosure and that is provided with a top opening having an air- and water-permeable bottom of a cassette extending in register therewith. The cassette contains zeolites. A sealing gasket extends between a perimeter of the bottom of the cassette and an edge of the container, defining the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Millerail
    Inventors: Gilles Beurel, Dominique Boutaud
  • Publication number: 20120204439
    Abstract: A heating apparatus for a vehicle having a chassis and a bulk load container mounted on the chassis. The apparatus includes a heating chamber for receiving the chassis, a heat source connected to the heating chamber for supplying heated gas to the chamber and a seal mounted to the heating chamber for substantially sealing the heating chamber about the chassis and the container, for guiding the heated gas along a floor and sides of the container to heat the container floor and sides.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Michael KLOEPFER
  • Publication number: 20120186099
    Abstract: A high pressure connection and method for making a high pressure connection between an existing filter dryer unit and a refrigeration system using a radically curable composition. The radically curable composition can be an anaerobically curable composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: Shabbir Attarwala, Tim Graver, James M. Comeau, John J. Cocco
  • Patent number: 8205353
    Abstract: Vacuum concentrator, comprising a vacuum chamber with a closure which may be sealed in an airtight manner, a centrifuge rotor arranged in the vacuum chamber with at least one receiver for at least one vessel for samples to be dried, a drive motor arranged outside the vacuum chamber for driving the centrifuge rotor, a vacuum pump connected to the vacuum chamber, a tempering device associated with the vacuum chamber for tempering the at least one sample in the vacuum chamber, a pressure sensor associated with the vacuum chamber for detecting the pressure inside the vacuum chamber and an electrical control and evaluating device which is connected to the drive motor, the vacuum pump, the tempering device and the pressure sensor, for detecting the end point of the vacuum concentration by means of the pressures detected by the pressure sensor in the vacuum chamber and terminating the vacuum concentration when the end point is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Eppendorf AG
    Inventors: Frank Ramhold, Klaas Van Den Berghe, Bert-Olaf Grimm, Wolfgang Goemann, Rebecca Hess, Felix Francke
  • Patent number: 8177940
    Abstract: A web stabilizer adapted to stabilize a web moving across a span between two components of a web machine or machines, the stabilizer including: a surface facing and adjacent the moving web, and at least one transition in the surface of the stabilizer, wherein the transition is a protrusion or recess in the surface between a leading edge of the stabilizer facing a direction of web travel and a trailing edge of the stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: Andritz Inc.
    Inventors: Gerald Kramer, Alain Chamberland, Rudy Chang, Paul Richards, Kurt Mitterboeck, Edward Brossard, Joseph Guadagno, Dave Gamble
  • Patent number: 8171652
    Abstract: Device and method for lyophilizing a substance within the device and storing therein the lyophilized substance. The device defines a chamber for receiving therein the substance to be lyophilized, a penetrable and resealable portion of the device is penetrable or pierceable by a needle for filling the device with the substance, and a resulting hole therein is resealable by transmitting radiation from a radiation source thereon. A filter is connectable in fluid communication between an interior and exterior of the chamber for permitting fluid to flow therethrough in a direction from the interior to the exterior of the chamber, and for substantially preventing contaminants from flowing therethrough in a direction from the exterior to the interior of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Medical Instill Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Py
  • Patent number: 8166666
    Abstract: A compact gas dryer (100) comprises a primary heat exchanger (200) exchanging heat between hot, incoming, contaminated gaseous medium and outgoing dry, cool gaseous 5 medium, a secondary heat exchanger (300) exchanging heat between incoming cold gaseous medium from the primary heat exchanger (200) and a refrigerant, and a condense trap (400) trapping condensable matter in the cooled gaseous medium exiting the secondary heat exchanger (300). 10 Afterwards, the dry, cool gaseous medium exchanges heat with the incoming contaminated gaseous medium in the primary heat exchanger. The primary heat exchanger (200), the secondary heat exchanger (300) and the condense trap (400) are combined into a single unit (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2012
    Assignee: Swep International AB
    Inventor: Björn Felgenhauer
  • Patent number: 8132337
    Abstract: A compact low-maintenance moving air modular cabinet wood particles/sawdust dryer having a serpentine path for heated air to move injected wood particles/sawdust through the cabinet, drying it as it goes, together with a system for providing controllable heated airflow and a regulated supply of wood particles/sawdust to be dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2012
    Inventor: Robert Batey
  • Patent number: 8112901
    Abstract: A seal unit is adapted to a gas dryer. The seal unit is assembled on the chamber rear wall, an end of heating disk is compressing on the seal unit. Said seal unit includes seal loop shaped as a ring, this seal loop is composed of inner fix part with the shape of flat-sheet ring and outer seal part shaped as a closed ring. The seal unit can, bring effective sealing performance, decrease the leakage of hot-air, quicken drying speed and have high efficiency. Additionally, the seal unit can, be easily produced, have high reliability and have better consistency of production quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2012
    Assignees: Haier Indesit(Qingdao) Washing Machine Co., Ltd., Haier Group Company
    Inventors: Chunhua Cao, Peishi Lv, Tao Zhang, Jiantao Sun, Kun Yang, Yiping Bian
  • Patent number: 8109009
    Abstract: A rotating drum in an oven is sealed against hot gas and air transfer. An annular outer seal holder has an L shaped cross section. A first end of the holder is connected to the oven. A second end is a radial flange. A backing plate has first and second sections. The first section has an inward extending guide. The second section has an inner diameter larger than an inner diameter of the guide portion. Bolts hold the backing plate and the seal retainer segments assembled on the flange. A cylindrical space between the radially guide portion of the backing plate and the seal retainer segments receives radially outwardly extending holder plates of segmental inner sealing elements. Partially cylindrical plates welded to the holder plates engage a drum wear plate. Leaf springs are connected to the seal retainer segments. Inner edges pressing the cylindrical plates radially inward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Inventors: Jerry R. Collette, Warren E. Kelm
  • Patent number: 8056252
    Abstract: A sheathing layer spans a supporting surface from which moisture is to be removed. In one exemplary system, ventilation channels extend between opposed ends of the substrate layer, communicating with an outlet opening at one end and with a duct at the opposing end which in turn communicates with an inlet opening at the same end of the substrate layer as the outlet opening. A fan is arranged to circulate air through channels from the inlet opening to the outlet opening to replace humid air in the channels with drier replacement air. In another example, a substrate layer includes ventilation channels communicating only between the supporting surface and an outlet opening. The outlet opening connects to a fan which maintains the channels at a vacuum pressure to withdraw moisture therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Inventor: Joao Pascoa Fernandes
  • Patent number: 8046932
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for operating a dryer used to reduce the moisture content of sheet material. A drying chamber is provided and includes a plurality of drying sections and a single point exhaust system. A seal section located at the input end of the dryer includes an exhaust passage through which a gas sample is drawn by a sampling fan. Gases within the seal section are a combination of ambient air drawn through restricted passages at the entry to the seal section and exhaust gas that bleeds into the seal section from the drying chamber. A controller monitors the temperature of the sampled gases and ambient air and adjusts the rate of exhaust flow from the main exhaust system as a function of the temperature differential. A heating system is also provided for heating the seal exhaust gases above the pitch condensation temperature for the flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: USNR/Kockums Cancar Company
    Inventor: Bryan Wolowiecki
  • Patent number: 8042285
    Abstract: A laundry dryer comprising a housing and a rotatably mounted laundry drum. A carbon contact holder assembly including a supporting part and includes a receptacle having a longitudinal axis disposed at an angle ? with respect to a perpendicular cross sectional plane of the laundry drum. The supporting part includes an integrally supporting arm extending in a direction of the longitudinal axis of the receptacle. The supporting arm includes an attachment section configured to attach to the housing and a clamp strap configured to hold cables. A carbon contact is disposed in the receptacle and movable against a spring force along the longitudinal axis in a radial direction of the laundry drum. The dryer includes a latching receptacle disposed on the supporting part that includes a plug-in contact connected to the carbon contact by a flexible lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: Miele & Cie. KG
    Inventors: Salvatore Romano, Marco Ruechel, Kerstin Schroeder, Thomas Vartmann
  • Patent number: 8020316
    Abstract: The invention relates to a washing household device, in particular to a clothes dryer, that includes an air-supply device which is arranged on a rear side area thereof and is provided with a closed self-contained cross-section flow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Nawrot, Hans-Werner Stahn, Andreas Stolze, Andreas Ziemann
  • Patent number: 8015724
    Abstract: This heating blower has a housing 1, a fan 2, a heater 3, and an electrostatic atomizing device 5. The electrostatic atomizing device 5 is provided in the housing 1 and discharges nanometer-size ion mist to the outside. The electrostatic atomizing device 5 comprises a discharging electrode 50, an opposed electrode 52 disposed opposite the discharging electrode 50, a cooling part 53 which cools the discharging electrode 50 to generate moisture from ambient air near the discharging electrode, and a high voltage applying part 55 which applies a high voltage between said discharging electrode and the opposed electrode to atomize water generated near the discharging electrode. Therefore, this heating blower can discharge nanometer-size ion mist to the outside without replenishment of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Imahori, Toshihisa Hirai, Kishiko Hirai, legal representative, Akihide Sugawa, Fumio Mihara, Shousuke Akisada, Hirokazu Yoshioka, Kousuke Katayama, Toshiyuki Yamauchi, Hiroshi Suda, Yasunori Matsui
  • Patent number: 8006407
    Abstract: A drying system (100) for use in drying out a water-damaged structure includes a blower (105) for providing outside air to the water damaged structure. An indirectly fired furnace (101) is used for heating the outside air prior to its introduction into the water-damaged structure. An exhaust blower (114) removes humid air from the water-damaged building, and one or more remote temperature and humidity sensors (117) are used for controlling the furnace air temperature and supply blower volume. An air intake filter box (111) is used for adding make-up air to recirculated building air and promoting cooling within accompanying trailer. A differential air pressure transmitter (118) controls the volume of moist air removed from the water damaged building to an optimal rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Inventor: Richard Anderson
  • Patent number: 7913419
    Abstract: A non-tumble dryer comprises a cabinet and a drawer configured to support an article to be dried and slidably mounted to the cabinet. An air supply system provides air to a drying chamber formed at least partially by one of the cabinet and the drawer for drying the article supported by the drawer. The non-tumble dryer can function as a pedestal whereby the top of the cabinet can be configured to support a laundry appliance in an elevated position. Alternatively, the cabinet can overlie one or more laundry appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Donald M. Tomasi, Robert W. Meyer, Matthew D. Rhodes, Richard A. Sunshine
  • Publication number: 20100325911
    Abstract: A laundry deflector apparatus is provided for a household appliance for handling items of laundry and the laundry deflector apparatus includes a deflector element that is wedge-shaped and has a flat edge in the direction of a first end on the side opposite a base side and a steep edge in the direction of a second end opposite the first end, on the side opposite the base side. The laundry deflector apparatus is undercut in sections on the second end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2008
    Publication date: December 30, 2010
    Applicant: BSH BOSCH UND SIEMENS HAUSGERÄTE
    Inventors: Robert Alisch, Jaime Andia Laborda, Bernhard Heym, Rainer Jurmann