Plural Gas Feeders Patents (Class 366/107)
  • Patent number: 9533886
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vapour deposition process for the preparation of a phosphate compound, wherein the process comprises providing each component element of the phosphate compound as a vapour, and co-depositing the component element vapours on a common substrate, wherein the component elements react on the substrate to form the phosphate compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignees: Ilika Technologies Ltd., Toyota Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Elliott Hayden, Christopher Edward Lee, Duncan Clifford Alan Smith, Mark Stephen Beal, Xiaojuan Lu, Chihiro Yada
  • Patent number: 9440205
    Abstract: A system and method of micro dosing containers on a conveying system is disclosed. The system includes a supply tank to maintain suspended solids in a mixture; a dosing assembly to inject micro-doses of the mixture into bottles; a recirculation assembly to circulate the mixture from the supply tank to the dosing assembly and back to the supply tank; a power and controls operation assembly to supply the system with power, to provide the system with electromechanical control and/or to provide a user interface; and a stand to hold at least the supply tank, the portable dosing assembly, the recirculation assembly and/or the power and/or controls operation assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: E. & J. Gallo Winery
    Inventors: Jeff Miller, Leland Fleming, Lewis Stern, Satish Puran, Richard Branscombe
  • Patent number: 9433966
    Abstract: An apparatus for chemical bath deposition includes a housing defining a chemical tank, a circulation pipe, and at least one flow adjustment device disposed inside the chemical tank. The chemical tank has an opening on a top surface and is configured to accept and hold at least one substrate inside the chemical tank. The circulation pipe has at least one portion inside the chemical tank, and is configured to supply at least one chemical to the chemical tank. The at least one flowing adjustment device includes any one of a turbine, a diffuser and a bubbler, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Pei-Chen Tsai
  • Patent number: 9187325
    Abstract: Reactors for carrying out a chemical reaction, as well as related components, systems and methods are provided. In accordance with one embodiment, a reactor is provided that includes a furnace and a crucible positioned for heating by the furnace. The crucible may contain a molten salt bath. A downtube is disposed at least partially within the interior crucible along an axis. The downtube includes a conduit having a first end in communication with a carbon source and an outlet at a second end of the conduit for introducing the carbon material into the crucible. At least one opening is formed in the conduit between the first end and the second end to enable circulation of reaction components contained within the crucible through the conduit. An oxidizing material may be introduced through a bottom portion of the crucible in the form of gas bubbles to react with the other materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Battelle Energy Alliance LLC
    Inventors: Terry D. Turner, Bradley C. Benefiel, Dennis N. Bingham, Kerry M. Klinger, Bruce M. Wilding
  • Patent number: 9096944
    Abstract: Information handling system metal housing portions, such as aluminum portions, are anodized in an electrolyte bath agitated by a balanced air deliver system that reduces dead zones for improved chemical distribution and consistent temperatures at the metal housing portion. Equal-sized air distribution portions selectively couple to an air distribution portion to provide an air distribution system with balanced air delivery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: James Slagle, Xue Ming Lu
  • Publication number: 20150118753
    Abstract: A method and system for achieving a gas-liquid mass transfer includes delivering into a compartment of a container a liquid, the liquid having an exposed top surface disposed within the compartment. A stream of a gas is passed over the top surface of the liquid so that the stream of gas produces turbulence on the top surface that is sufficient to achieve the gas-liquid mass transfer. In one embodiment the liquid is a culture that includes cells or microorganisms and the mass transfer functions to oxygenate the culture sufficient to sustain the cells or microorganisms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Christopher D. Brau, Nephi D. Jones, Benjamin R. Madsen, Michael E. Goodwin
  • Patent number: 8904594
    Abstract: An air cannon has a pressure vessel, a discharge valve, and a discharge tube assembly. The discharge tube assembly comprises a fluid passageway and a blast guard valve. The discharge valve is capable of opening and closing and allows pressurized gas to be discharged from the pressure vessel into the fluid passageway of the discharge tube assembly only when open. The blast guard valve is capable of opening and closing and obstructs the fluid passageway of the discharge tube assembly when closed. The blast guard valve allows gas to pass through the fluid passageway when open. The discharge valve and the blast guard valve are operatively connected to each other in a manner such that the discharge valve can open only when the blast guard valve is open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Martin Engineering Company
    Inventors: Peter Klee, Oleg Meister
  • Publication number: 20140185406
    Abstract: A method for mixing a drilling fluid formulation that includes establishing a flow path for a base fluid, adding drilling fluid additives to the base fluid to create a mixture, aerating the mixture of base fluid and drilling fluid additives, and injecting a compressible driving fluid into the mixture of base fluid and drilling fluid additives to form a mixed drilling fluid is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventors: Richard Bingham, Diana Garcia
  • Patent number: 8764277
    Abstract: A device and method for use with the transportation of materials including a tank that is configured to hold the material and an inlet/outlet configured on the tank to allow the flow of the material therethrough. At least one inlet is arranged on the tank to allow the flow of the material into the tank to agitate the material in the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventors: John P. Whitney, Carl V. Wikstrom
  • Patent number: 8746328
    Abstract: A gas injection heating probe, where the probe has a hollow injection channel, a heating media inlet, a heating media outlet, a gas injection fitting and heat exchange area. The gas injection heating probe is connectable to a heated media and a source of gas, so that when connected and inserted into a container having product, the probe provides for gas injection and heating of the product to assist in mixing the product for discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Braid Logistics North America, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher White
  • Patent number: 8646664
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for the metered removal of a fine to coarse-grained solid matter or a solid matter mixture from a storage container, comprising a device for forming a fluidized bed in the discharge region or in a metering chamber of the metering container, wherein fluidization that is as optimal as possible is to be created in the lower region of such a receiving or metering container while avoiding any additional systems, mechanical elements, or extensive installations. This is achieved according to the method in that a gas is additionally introduced in the region of the metering chamber bottom for forming a fluidized bed that loosens the solid matter, and a gas is introduced via swirl nozzles for bringing about the rotation of the fluidized bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Uhde GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Hamel, Eberhard Kuske
  • Patent number: 8647514
    Abstract: A standing wave in a water current, which is subject to purification, is swirled in the lower mass-exchange chamber in order to create negative pressure along the central axis, the atmosphere air intake and crating of two countercurrents interacting with each other, resulting in a standing wave and oxygenation of the water current. A cylindrical mixing chamber, which is divided into the upper mass-exchange chamber and the lower mass-exchange chamber by dividing walls with a coaxial orifice towards the air-supply pipe and peripheral bypass channel. In the lower mass-exchange chamber, water, which is subject to purification, is swirled and under the negative pressure in the center it intakes air from the air-supply pipe, creating hydrosol and reaction area of ion exchange due to forming of the standing acoustic wave. Part of the processed current is outlet into the volume through a permeable wall in the side surface of the upper mass-exchange chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Leonid Jurievich Vorobiev
  • Publication number: 20130343147
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a mixing device for mixing a first gas with a second gas by means of a plurality of sets of injection and mixing ducts, wherein at least one of the gases is corrosive to the mixing device and the mixing device is thus constructed in corrosion resistant ceramic material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: HALDOR TOPSOE A/S
    Inventors: Søren Heinesen, Jesper Norsk, Helbo Anders Hansen, Juul Anders Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 8602636
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reactor driven in an oscillatory-rotary manner about its fixed, preferably vertical, axis, for preferably biotechnological and pharmaceutical applications. By means of its process-intensifying properties for mixing, suspension, gaseous material transport, heat transfer, irradiation and particle retention, the applicability on the industrial scale is ensured. The reactor which succeeds without a shaft seal permits particularly robust production with respect to sterile technique with avoidance of cleaning and cleaning validation required when the reactor is constructed as a single-use reactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Jörg Kauling, Helmut Brod, Sebastian Schmidt, Martin Poggel, Björn Frahm, Reinhold Rose
  • Publication number: 20130279286
    Abstract: A liquid transport system including a bag adapted to hold fluids, the bag being constructed of a flexible fabric. The bag has a top portion, a bottom portion and a sidewall portion forming an interior and exterior. The system includes a discharge port, a fill port and a series of injector ports on the bag providing fluid access to the interior of the bag from the exterior, where each of the ports are sealingly closable. The discharge port and the fill port are adapted to allow product to flow into and out of the bag, and the injector ports are adapted to accommodate an injector probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Christopher White, Bryan Kapp
  • Patent number: 8550698
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enhancing fluidization of nanoparticle and/or nanoagglomerates and for mixing and blending nanoparticle/nanoagglomerate systems at the nanoscale are provided. A fluidization chamber is provided with a fluidizing medium (e.g., a fluidizing gas) directed in a first fluidizing direction, e.g., upward into and through a bed containing a volume of nanoparticles and/or nanopowders. A second source of air/gas flow is provided with respect to the fluidization chamber, the secondary air/gas flow generally being oppositely (or substantially oppositely) directed relative to the fluidizing medium. Turbulence created by the secondary gas flow, e.g., a jet from a micro jet nozzle, is advantageously effective to aerate the agglomerates and the shear generated by the jet is advantageously effective to break apart nanoagglomerates and/or reduce the tendency for nanoagglomerates to form or reform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignees: Orion Engineered Carbons GmbH, New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Robert Pfeffer, Jose A. Quevedo, Juergen Flesch
  • Publication number: 20130256316
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device and a method for introducing an aroma into a carrier gas stream. The device has a first connection for a compressed-gas container which stores the carrier gas, at least one second connection for an aroma storage unit and an outlet for a gas mixture. The first connection for a compressed-gas container is flow-connected to the outlet via a first line and the at least one second connection for the aroma storage unit is flow-connected to the outlet via a second line. The second connection for the aroma storage unit is a quick-action coupling connection. The present invention allows the intuitive operation of a device for introducing an aroma into a carrier gas and also the simple exchange of an aroma storage unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme pour Etude et Exploitation des Procedes Georges Claude
  • Patent number: 8486241
    Abstract: An exemplary gas supply system, includes a plurality of first input lines for supplying gas, a plurality of second input lines, a plurality of third input lines, a first mixing tank communicating with the second input lines, a second mixing tank communicating with the third input lines, and a plurality of three-way valves. Each three-way valve is communicated with a first input line, a second input line and a third input line such that gas in the first input lines can be selectively introduced into the first mixing tank or the second mixing tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hsin-Chin Hung
  • Patent number: 8469584
    Abstract: A liquid transport system including a bag adapted to hold fluids, the bag being constructed of a flexible fabric. The bag has a top portion, a bottom portion and a sidewall portion forming an interior and exterior. The system includes a discharge port, a fill port and a series of injector ports on the bag providing fluid access to the interior of the bag from the exterior, where each of the ports are sealingly closable. The discharge port and the fill port are adapted to allow product to flow into and out of the bag, and the injector ports are adapted to accommodate an injector probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Braid Logistics (North America), L.L.C.
    Inventors: Christopher White, Bryan Kapp
  • Patent number: 8469583
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a pulse jet mixing vessel for mixing a plurality of solid particles. The pulse jet mixing vessel is comprised of a sludge basin, a flow surface surrounding the sludge basin, and a downcoming flow annulus between the flow surface and an inner shroud. The pulse jet mixing vessel is additionally comprised of an upper vessel pressurization volume in fluid communication with the downcoming flow annulus, and an inner shroud surge volume separated from the downcoming flow annulus by the inner shroud. When the solid particles are resting on the sludge basin and a fluid such as water is atop the particles and extending into the downcoming flow annulus and the inner shroud surge volume, mixing occurs by pressurization of the upper vessel pressurization volume, generating an inward radial flow over the flow surface and an upwash jet at the center of the sludge basin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: U.S. Department of Energy
    Inventor: John G. VanOsdol
  • Patent number: 8366312
    Abstract: Systems to store and agitate fuel can include a fuel storage tank including an air valve, and a fuel agitation system coupled to the fuel storage tank that can include an elongate fuel agitation member, a lumen, a plurality of valves extending from the elongate fuel agitation member, and an air passageway in fluid communication with the elongate fuel agitation member, where the air passageway is coupled to the first end of the elongate fuel agitation member by a rotational coupling located in the fuel storage tank that can be pneumatically actuated by air flow to rotate the elongate fuel agitation member as the air flow is introduced via the plurality of valves into the fuel storage tank, where the introduced air flow exits the fuel storage chamber out of the air valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
    Inventors: Ruben Valdez, Cindi Kathleen Scheele
  • Patent number: 8362388
    Abstract: A multi-gas mixer for supplying a gas mixture that can uniformly mix a plurality of gases according to the proportional percentages determined by the mass flow rate of each gas is disclosed. The multi-gas mixer comprises a mixer chamber, a plurality of gas inlets, a gas mixture outlet, and at least one gas rotating and mixing unit. The present invention also provides a method for controlling the percentage of each gas to be mixed by use of a plurality of mass flow rate controllers to control the gas flow to produce a gas mixture according to a predetermined proportionality. When the multi-gas mixer delivers a gas mixture to a high-speed plasma torch, the torch can be stably operated under a high voltage (>85V) and a medium current (<650 A) so that a long-arc, high-temperature and high-speed plasma flame can be generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Institute of Nuclear Energy Research Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan
    Inventors: Chang-Sing Hwang, Chun-Huang Tsai, Nian-Tzu Suen, Jen-Feng Yu
  • Patent number: 8333074
    Abstract: A mixing device for incorporating a light gas at low pressure into a working fluid at a very high pressure includes a mixing section in the form of a truncated conical section between the an inlet and an outlet, a plurality of inlets for the light gas into the mixing section, and a plurality of passages through the truncated conical section into a cylindrical section leading to the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Inventor: Thomas KaKovitch
  • Patent number: 8329256
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process and a device for the production of mouldings containing a layer of polyurethane in shot operation, in which a gas stream is introduced into the flow channel of the spray device in at least two positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Hennecke GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Pawlik, Dominik Obeloer, Ingo Kleba
  • Patent number: 8328409
    Abstract: A device and method for use with the transportation of materials including holding materials having solids in a tank and allowing the materials to flow from the tank through an inlet/outlet configured with the tank, and agitating the materials by directing the materials into the tank through at least one inlet associated with the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Rineco Chemical Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John P. Whitney, Carl V. Wikstrom
  • Patent number: 8287175
    Abstract: A method of producing small bubbles (90) of gas in a liquid comprises a source (16) of the gas under pressure, a conduit (64a) opening into a liquid and oscillating the gas passing along the conduit at a frequency between 1 and 100 Hz. The oscillation is effected by fluidic oscillator (10) comprising a diverter that divides the supply into respect outputs (A, B), each output being controlled by a control port, wherein the control ports are interconnected by a closed loop (22). There may be at least two of said conduits (62a, 64a), each output port being connected to one or the other of said conduits, in which one phase of the oscillating gas is employed to drive liquid across the conduit (64a) after formation of a bubble in the other phase of oscillation, whereby the bubble is detached by the force of said driven liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Perlemax Limited
    Inventors: William Bauer Jay Zimmerman, Vaclav Tesar
  • Publication number: 20120140588
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enhancing fluidization of nanoparticle and/or nanoagglomerates and for mixing and blending nanoparticle/nanoagglomerate systems at the nanoscale are provided. A fluidization chamber is provided with a fluidizing medium (e.g., a fluidizing gas) directed in a first fluidizing direction, e.g., upward into and through a bed containing a volume of nanoparticles and/or nanopowders. A second source of air/gas flow is provided with respect to the fluidization chamber, the secondary air/gas flow generally being oppositely (or substantially oppositely) directed relative to the fluidizing medium. Turbulence created by the secondary gas flow, e.g., a jet from a micro jet nozzle, is advantageously effective to aerate the agglomerates and the shear generated by the jet is advantageously effective to break apart nanoagglomerates and/or reduce the tendency for nanoagglomerates to form or reform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2007
    Publication date: June 7, 2012
    Applicants: EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH, NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Robert Pfeffer, Jose A. Quevedo, Juergen Flesch
  • Patent number: 8147117
    Abstract: A means for mitigating or precluding formation of ice in water stored in large storage tanks generates large mixing bubbles toward the bottom of the tank, causing mixing of thermally stratified layers of water in the tank through turbulence created as the bubbles rise through the tank. Incipient stratification of water along thermoclines is detected and the mixer is engaged only when temperatures of portions of stratified water in the tank approach freezing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventors: Kristinn G. Drewry, Richard J. Koopmans
  • Publication number: 20110278163
    Abstract: An exemplary gas supply system, includes a plurality of first input lines for supplying gas, a plurality of second input lines, a plurality of third input lines, a first mixing tank communicating with the second input lines, a second mixing tank communicating with the third input lines, and a plurality of three-way valves. Each three-way valve is communicated with a first input line, a second input line and a third input line such that gas in the first input lines can be selectively introduced into the first mixing tank or the second mixing tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 5, 2010
    Publication date: November 17, 2011
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: HSIN-CHIN HUNG
  • Patent number: 8017090
    Abstract: Phosphine gas is generated by agitating a reaction mixture of a metal phosphide and water with agitation air in a reaction pot of a phosphine gas generator. The resulting phosphine gas is then diluted with dilution air to produce a fumigant phosphine gas which is directly delivered to a commodity for fumigation. The reaction pot does not have any rotating means such as agitators, rotors, or stirrers. The generator provides on-site generation of phosphine gas in a rapid manner improving the fumigation efficiency for a commodity, such as grain, preferably contained within a storage structures, such as a grain silo. The generator has a built in deactivation system for the unused metal phosphide and phosphine gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: United Phosphorus Ltd.
    Inventors: Shroff Rajnikant Devidas, Pushpaksen P. Asher
  • Patent number: 7938571
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system for treating powder materials, such as fly ash, cement, slag, or the like, and a method of use thereof. The material treatment system facilitates the application of a desired chemical entity to the material passing through the system. The material treatment system disclosed herein is capable of performing this task while the material is moved at a high velocity. The system includes a fluidized bed chamber, discharge chamber, application chamber, and concentration chute. The result is the quick and consistent application of a chemical entity to the material so that the treated material has the desired characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Flyashdirect, Ltd.
    Inventor: James H. Irvine
  • Publication number: 20110051546
    Abstract: A process for blending a plurality of fluids utilizes an apparatus including a blending tank having at least one inlet and an outlet; a first supply line and a second supply line in fluid communication with the at least one inlet; the first supply line being in fluid communication with a first fluid source and having a first timing valve disposed between the first fluid source and the at least one inlet; the second supply line being in fluid communication with a second fluid source and having a second timing valve disposed between the second fluid source and the at least one inlet; a controller operatively connected to the first and second timing valves for controlling frequency and duration of actuation of the first and second timing valves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Publication date: March 3, 2011
    Inventors: Steven FINLEY, Mario Lopez
  • Publication number: 20110026356
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for the uniform distribution of microparticles in a liquid, said apparatus comprising a storage chamber 1 including a suspension of microparticles and liquid, a mixing head 2 for receiving the suspension, and a pump 3 which is connected to the storage chamber 1 and the mixing head 2 for sucking the suspension from the storage chamber 1 into the mixing head 2, said mixing head 2 having at least one well 4 with a flow turbulator 5 and an overflow 6 which is connected to the storage chamber 1 via an opening 7, characterized in that the storage chamber 1 has a pin 14 and/or a rotary inlet 15 and a rotary runback 16 which are connected to the pump 3. The apparatus can be used for the identification, characterization and purification of proteins. The invention is also directed to a method for the uniform distribution of microparticles in a liquid, which method generates a turbulent, quasi-static state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: CHARITÉ - UNIVERSITÄTSMEDIZIN BERLIN
    Inventors: Jörg Feldhusen, Hartmut Schlüter, Joachim Thiemann, Johannes Lemburg
  • Publication number: 20100290307
    Abstract: The flow-through cavitation device is provided for mixing and manipulating fluids that comprises feeding a fluidic mixture in a multi-stage flow-through hydrodynamic cavitation system, subjecting said fluid to a controlled multi-stage cavitation and continuing the treatment for a period of time sufficient for obtaining desirable changes in the physical and/or chemical properties and generating upgraded products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2009
    Publication date: November 18, 2010
    Applicant: CAVITATION TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Roman Gordon, Igor Gorodnitsky, Maxim Promtov
  • Patent number: 7789550
    Abstract: A method for combining materials (such as impregnating materials with functional materials) uses a combination of supercritical fluid technology and polymer melt processing technology. The functional material is soluble in a near supercritical or supercritical fluid, which dissolves in the matrix/bulk material during melt processing. Controlling the processing conditions facilitates a change of state for the fluid, which results in the precipitation of the functional material in the bulk material. The impregnated bulk material may be shaped using conventional polymer based processing techniques such as extrusion and injection moulding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2010
    Assignee: SCF Processing Ltd.
    Inventors: Siobhan Olive Matthews, John Matthews
  • Publication number: 20100177591
    Abstract: A system includes a vibratory apparatus with a housing having a floor with an opening and a chamber, a deck disposed in the chamber between the chamber inlet and the opening, a section of the deck having a plurality of apertures and a plenum defined beneath the deck section, and an air knife disposed between the deck section and the chamber outlet. The system includes an air handling system with a first path in communication with the plenum, a second path in communication with the air knife, a third path in communication with a space beneath the air knife, a fourth path in communication with the chamber above the deck between the inlet and the deck section, a return path from the outlet, and an air mover having an outlet in communication with the first, second, third, and fourth paths and an inlet in communication with the return path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2010
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Applicant: GENERAL KINEMATICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: William G. Guptail, Steve C. Wiechmann
  • Patent number: 7744268
    Abstract: A liquid transport system including a bag adapted to hold fluids, the bag being constructed of a flexible fabric. The bag has a top portion, a bottom portion and a sidewall portion forming an interior and exterior. The system includes a discharge port, a fill port and a series of injector ports on the bag providing fluid access to the interior of the bag from the exterior, where each of the ports are sealingly closable. The discharge port and the fill port are adapted to allow product to flow into and out of the bag, and the injector ports are adapted to accommodate an injector probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Inventors: Christopher White, Bryan Kapp
  • Patent number: 7731411
    Abstract: An aeration system for circulating an aerating fluid through a chemical composition within a container. The aeration system is closed-loop such that the aeration fluid is supplied by a fluid supply system to the interior of a container to aerate the chemical composition therein. The aeration fluid is returned to the fluid supply system for subsequent redelivery to the container. A filtering mechanism may be employed to remove large particulate matter from the aeration fluid prior to flowing back to the fluid supply system. The aeration process improves the flowability of the chemical composition thus facilitating the transferring and/or discharging of the chemical composition from the container. The aeration process may occur during transport, prior to discharging, and/or during a discharging or transferring operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Pessin, Gregoire Jacob, Ismail El Kholy
  • Patent number: 7726870
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for mixing a static fluid with another component, such as a particulate material, a liquid, a compressible liquid or gas, or combinations thereof, using a motive fluid stream, producing a low pressure region within the static fluid using radial eductors in a tank. The invention further relates to a method for separating oil form an oil and water mixture using a motive fluid stream and air, producing a low pressure region in a tank with entrained air bubbles, wherein the oil attaches to the air bubbles and rises to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Vortex Systems (International) CI
    Inventor: William Gerald Lott
  • Publication number: 20100091605
    Abstract: A pouring insert is provided for insertion into a container outlet, for example a bottleneck, for aerating liquids pored from the container. This is achieved by a combination of a hollow, tapering jacket with a hollow pipe axially disposed within it. The jacket features a plurality of elongated slots penetrating the jacket and allowing for liquid/air flow therethrough. The invention furthermore relates to a bottle pourer having a spout and the pouring insert described herein. The invention also relates to the use of the pouring insert and of the bottle pourer for aerating wine. Finally, the present invention relates to a method of manufacturing the pouring insert by injection moulding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventors: Lone Ogård Rasmussen, Henrik Casper
  • Publication number: 20100085833
    Abstract: A radial flow steam injection heater that injects a selected amount of steam into a product flow to heat the product flow. The steam injection heater includes a mixing tube that receives the product flow to be heated. The mixing tube includes a series of steam injection holes that are positioned within a steam chamber defined by the heater body. Pressurized steam within the steam chamber flows into the mixing tube in a direction transverse to the flow axis through the steam injection holes. A regulating member is selectively movable relative to the mixing tube to expose the steam injection holes to the steam chamber to control the amount of steam utilized to heat the product flow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Publication date: April 8, 2010
    Applicant: HYDRO-THERMAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Gary Zaiser, James Zaiser, Kurt R. Schreib, Lee Richard Van Dixhorn, Thomas Muenster
  • Publication number: 20100039881
    Abstract: A cross-flow tray is provided with a tray deck and groupings of cans separated by weirs. The cans have walls that surround vapor openings in the tray deck. Openings are provided in the walls to allow liquid to enter the cans from the tray deck. Additional openings are provided in the walls to allow liquid to exit the cans. Swirlers positioned within the cans induce a centrifugal swirling motion to the vapor and liquid to facilitate mass transfer and/or heat exchange between the vapor and liquid within the cans.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Publication date: February 18, 2010
    Applicant: Koch-Glitsch, LP
    Inventors: Izak Nieuwoudt, Charles A. Griesel
  • Publication number: 20100002535
    Abstract: Provided are a method and apparatus for mixing fluids, whereby small amounts of fluids are effectively mixed. An apparatus for mixing fluids includes: a chamber comprising a first region and a second region; a fluid influx channel connected to the first region through which a plurality of fluids flow into the chamber; a turbulent flow generation film interposed between the first region and the second region that includes through-holes through which the fluids are passed to generate turbulent flow in the fluids in the second region to mix the fluids; and a first fluid discharge channel connected to the second region through which the mixed fluids are discharged. Fluids are mixed without additional external devices. Thus, an apparatus for mixing fluids may be miniaturized while effectively mixing fluids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung Hei Cho
  • Publication number: 20090323459
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for making a foam having a controlled size distribution of gas bubbles in a liquid matrix. The invention utilizes a porous material having a controlled pore size and pore distance to produce a substantially uniform size distribution of gas bubbles; a gas pumping device for directing a flow of gas to and through the porous material to form the gas bubbles; a fluid pumping device for directing a flow of liquid matrix past the porous material and a rotating element moving in the vicinity of the membrane surface causing an additional flow to detach, collect accumulate and entrain the gas bubbles in the liquid matrix to form a foam having gas bubbles of generally uniform size and a substantially uniform gas bubble size distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Publication date: December 31, 2009
    Inventors: Erich Josef Windhab, Nadina Patrizia Müller-Fischer, Karl Uwe Tapfer
  • Publication number: 20090257305
    Abstract: An apparatus for separating springs includes a hollow casing, first and second tubes, and a plate. The casing defines an entrance hole allowing springs to enter, and an exit hole allowing springs to exit. The first tube has one end connected to a bottom of the casing, allowing gas to be introduced into the casing. The second tube has one end connected to a middle of the casing opposite to the hole, allowing gas to be introduced into the casing. The plate is fixed to the bottom of the casing for supporting the springs. The plate is ventilated, and is located above the end of the first tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Publication date: October 15, 2009
    Applicant: FOXNUM TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: CHIEN-YEN TU, CHIH-CHIEN TSAI, YU-CHIEH LIAO, CHAU-LIN CHANG
  • Patent number: 7556785
    Abstract: Phosphine gas is generated by agitating a reaction mixture of a metal phosphide and water with agitation air in a reaction pot of a phosphine gas generator. The resulting phosphine gas is then diluted with dilution air to produce a fumigant phosphine gas which is directly delivered to a commodity for fumigation. The reaction pot does not have any rotating means such as agitators, rotors, or stirrers. The generator provides on-site generation of phosphine gas in a rapid manner improving the fumigation efficiency for a commodity, such as grain, preferably contained within a storage structures, such as a grain silo. The generator has a built in deactivation system for the unused metal phosphide and phosphine gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2009
    Assignee: United Phosphorus, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shroff Rajnikant Devidas, Pushpaksen P. Asher
  • Patent number: 7540305
    Abstract: A chemical processing system includes a mixing chamber coupled to the chemical processing system. A stream of first process gas and a stream of second process gas are introduced into the mixing chamber. The stream of first process gas and the stream of second process gas interact with each other to form a mixed process gas, which is supplied to the substrate for processing thereof. A method of mixing process gas in a mixing chamber of a chemical processing system is provided. The method includes injecting a stream of first process gas and a stream of second process gas into the mixing chamber, causing the streams of the first process gas and the second process gas to interact and mixing the first process gas and the second process gas in the mixing chamber to form a mixed process gas. A mixing system is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2009
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventor: Eric Strang
  • Patent number: 7521011
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an epoxy resin composition for semiconductor encapsulating by use of a kneader provided with a suction hole on the downstream side of a kneading region in a conveying direction of the epoxy resin composition, and being provided with a supply orifice and a discharge orifice respectively disposed on the upstream side and the downstream side in the conveying direction of the epoxy resin composition, the method comprising kneading the epoxy resin composition, while discharging a volatile gas from the kneader through the suction hole, and simultaneously introducing outside air to the kneader through the supply orifice and the discharge orifice. Even under conditions of continuous operation of the kneader, it is possible to efficiently discharge a volatile gas, thereby significantly decreasing the quantity of a volatile components remaining in the kneaded epoxy resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuo Ishikawara, Kouji Taya, Rikiya Kobayashi, Hideki Ebihara, Tateo Yamada
  • Publication number: 20090073799
    Abstract: A device for mixing gaseous fluids such as air, made up of a tank having a central line and provided with inlet and outlet ducts arranged so as to create an upward swirling movement of the said fluid inside the said tank in order to ensure homogenous temperature at the outlet, characterised in that the said tank comprises at least one means for amplifying mixing, wherein that amplifying means or additional means for communication with the outside/inside of the said tank takes the form of at least one inlet duct that is co-linear with the central line of the said tank and arranged on the lower part of the tank. Advantageously, the said co-linear inlet duct comprises at least one means to partly obstruct its proximal end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2008
    Publication date: March 19, 2009
    Inventors: Remi Bourlart, Regine Weber-Rozenbaum
  • Publication number: 20090034358
    Abstract: A process and an apparatus for the bubble-free production of gas into liquids, in particular in biotechnology and especially of cell cultures, with gas exchange via one or more immersed membrane surfaces of any type (tubes, cylinders, etc.), with the membrane surfaces in rotary oscillating motion in the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2007
    Publication date: February 5, 2009
    Applicant: Bayer Technology Services GMBH
    Inventors: Helmut Brod, Jorg Kauling, Bjorn Frahm, Reinhold Rose