Pipe Or Tube Forms Flow Path Patents (Class 392/397)
  • Patent number: 10398179
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an atomizer and an E-cigarette thereof, which use a holding portion movably provided on a terminal to achieve securing of a heating element, such that a user uses only hands for operation but without the help of an additional mounting tool. The present invention also discloses an atomizer and an E-cigarette thereof, which can adjust a dimension of a bore for mounting a heating wire by fitting a securing head with a sleeving, and thus various heating wires having different diameters can be mounted, such that the heating wires can be quickly and conveniently mounted, thereby achieving easy operation and good user experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: CHANGZHOU PATENT ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weihua Qiu
  • Patent number: 10292424
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to aerosol delivery devices. The aerosol delivery devices include mechanisms configured to deliver an aerosol precursor composition from a reservoir to an atomizer including a heating element to produce a vapor. A pressure controller may control dispensing of the aerosol precursor composition from the reservoir based on a pressure differential between a first pressure within the reservoir and a second pressure proximate the atomizer. The first pressure within the reservoir may be substantially equal to atmospheric pressure. Alternatively, the first pressure within the reservoir may be greater than atmospheric pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: David Allan Brammer, David Jackson, Nigel John Flynn, Eric T. Hunt, Stephen Benson Sears, Dennis Lee Potter
  • Patent number: 10105283
    Abstract: The dispensing chamber of the steamhead is mounted between the studs within the wall of a steam bath enclosure. The chamber is isolated from the environment and includes an elongated steam outlet extending outwardly from the chamber, through an opening in the wall. The rectangular outer edge of the outlet is flush with the interior surface of the wall and is the only portion of the chamber visible from inside the enclosure. The outer edge of the outlet is shaped to coordinate with the appearance of a linear drain. It also allows the steam to be dispensed over a wider area. The outlet has a steam flow capacity greater than the steam flow capacity of the inlet such that steam expands within the chamber as the velocity of the steam is reduced. Internal baffles reduce noise. Light sources may be associated with the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: SUSSMAN AUTOMATIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael J. Pinkus, Peter A. Titolo
  • Patent number: 9638438
    Abstract: A circulation heater is provided which uses a cast body, having resistance heating elements therein and also having spirally wound Teflon tubing wrapped about the heater body. The heater body is formed of cast aluminum or other suitable cast material and after casting is machined to form at least one spiral channel for receiving the heater tube therein. The heater tube is pressed into the tubing channel as the heater tube is progressively wound spirally about the heater body. The channel is formed with an undercut profile wherein the channel is undercut to form a narrower mouth which allows the heater tube to be compressed and then snapped into the channel. The profile of this channel insures direct contact between the tubing and the channel wall over greater than 180 degrees or more than one half of the tube circumference to increase the area of surface contact between the heater tube and channel surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Cast Aluminum Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Flint, Anthony Meadors, Jesse Mondigo, Andrew Lee, Kenneth Carney, Eric Hostert
  • Patent number: 9565876
    Abstract: An atomizer is disclosed. The atomizer of the present invention comprises a main unit, a pipe, and a vaporizer. The vaporizer of the present invention comprises a pneumatic switch which is triggered by the airflow from the main unit. There is no conducting wire between the main unit and the vaporizer. The length of the pipe is determined according to the requirement of the user. In one embodiment of the present invention, the atomizer is remote controllable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Wei Li Tsai
  • Patent number: 9451792
    Abstract: An electric vaporizing chamber is provided as improved and versatile vaporization chamber for use with a vaporizing system. The electric vaporizing chamber provides an enclosure that contains the electric vaporizing chamber. The enclosure utilizes interfacing features for engaging a mouth piece or similar accessory as well as a battery unit or an alternative power source to the electric vaporizing chamber. Within the electric vaporizing chamber is a vaporizing chamber assembly that receives vaporizable material in an internally positioned compartment. The compartment is hard anodized improving heat transmission and facilitating clean up after use. The enclosure contains a plurality of ventilation ports that improve the drawing of vaporized material from the compartment and through a mouth piece or similar accessory. The electric vaporizing chamber is adequately insulated to prevent heat transmission to the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Atmos Nation, LLC
    Inventor: Yariv Alima
  • Patent number: 9072421
    Abstract: There is provided a dishwasher. The dishwasher includes a tub for receiving dishes, a steam generation unit provided at an outside of the tub and generating steam that will be supplied to the tub, a steam passage along which the steam generated from the steam generation unit is supplied to the tub, and a chamber for storing water used for generating the steam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Nung Seo Park, Sang Heon Yoon, Yong Jin Choi, Dae Yeong Han
  • Publication number: 20150059660
    Abstract: The disclosed apparatus and control system produces a single, on demand, energetic gaseous working fluid from any heat source. Working fluid in a liquid phase is released into a heat exchange tube in the form of very fine droplets or atomized mist, where it is rapidly heated to its gaseous phase. The gaseous working fluid can continue to absorb heat before exiting the heat exchange tube to perform work. The disclosed system controls the release of working fluid into the heat exchange tube and/or the heat energy to which the tube is exposed, resulting in a flow of energetic gaseous working fluid that can be quickly adjusted in response to changing conditions without a large pressure vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Michael A. Cocuzza, Patrick J. Emerick
  • Patent number: 8953932
    Abstract: Disclosed is an apparatus for altering the temperature of a liquid, comprising: a pipe having a first end for receiving a liquid and a second end for discharging the liquid; and a thermal element for altering the temperature of the liquid, wherein the thermal element is located in the pipe such that the volume available for the liquid within the pipe is in the range 0 to 20% of the pipe volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Karl William Hughes
  • Patent number: 8917980
    Abstract: An entertainment system (1019, 2) having a fluid system with a smoke generator (1007, 4), the smoke generator being supplied from at least one pump (1005, 8, 10) connected to at least one container for fluid (1003, 12, 14), which at least one pump (1005, 8, 10) is controlled by a controller (1009, 6), wherein the controller is adapted to perform a shutdown process upon malfunctioning of at least a part of the entertainment system. The shutdown process performs a purge of at least part of the fluid system. Furthermore, a method of operating the entertainment system (1001, 2), has the steps of performing a shutdown process upon malfunctioning of at least a part of the entertainment system, the shutdown process including the step of purging (2009, 3003a, 3003b) at least a part of said fluid system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Martin Professional A/S
    Inventor: Nick Scully
  • Patent number: 8897630
    Abstract: An aerosol generator periodically forms aerosolized fragrance material by repeatedly supplying a liquid fragrance material to a capillary passage via only capillary action and heating the capillary passage, such that the liquid fragrance material at least partially volatilizes and is driven out of an outlet of the capillary passage. A wick feeds the liquid fragrance material to an inlet of the capillary passage by capillary action. An apparatus and method for generating such an aerosolized fragrance material, as well as the methods of heating, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Walter A. Nichols, David Keeler, Christopher Tucker
  • Publication number: 20140270729
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an input for production of atomizers and atomizers formed from a sheet of a material, and which may be employed in an aerosol delivery device such as a smoking article. The input may include a carrier and heating elements coupled thereto. The heating elements may include first and second ends and interconnected alternating loops disposed therebetween. The heating elements may be oriented parallel to a longitudinal axis of the carrier, or perpendicular thereto. The heating elements may be coupled to a liquid transport element by bending the interconnected loops at least partially around the liquid transport element. The ends of the heating element may be coupled to heater terminals. A related method for forming atomizers is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: R.J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY
    Inventors: John DePiano, David Smith, Charles Jacob Novak, III, Frank S. Silveira, Michael Laine, Robert Alden Metcalfe, John William Wolber
  • Publication number: 20140166301
    Abstract: A steam generation device and a method for generating steam using the device are disclosed. The device includes a fluid circulation pipe containing electrically and thermally conductive material, and at least one inductive cable made from an electrically conductive material wound around the pipe. The device and method allow for improved steam generation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: TOTAL S.A.
    Inventor: Bernard Corre
  • Publication number: 20140103023
    Abstract: A converter includes a heating bar, a water line, and a covering layer. Either the water line or the covering layer is mounted on the heating bar. The covering layer has a helical channel wound around the heating bar. Each of the water line and the helical channel is connected with a water tank and at least one nozzle. When the heating bar is conducted by the power supply, either the water line or the helical channel is heated, with air in either the water line or the helical channel being expanded to suck a liquid in the water tank into either the water line or the helical channel by a siphon principle, and with the liquid being heated successively to produce a high temperature steam which is sprayed outward through the nozzle to cook foods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Inventor: Yao-Tsung Kao
  • Publication number: 20140069174
    Abstract: An oil transporting vaporizer for a smoke generating apparatus to generate smoke to be supplied to a closed system to be tested for leaks. In a preferred embodiment, the vaporizer includes a hollow tube that is manufactured from a high temperature, fire resistant, porous material (e.g., ceramic). The vaporizer stands in a reservoir of oil such that some of the porous tube is filled with oil from the reservoir. A heater wire surrounds the outside of the porous tube above the oil within the tube. A gas (e.g., air) is blown into the porous tube and towards the oil to cause a mixture of air and gas to move through the tube. Because of its porosity, the air/oil mixture permeates the tube in the vicinity of the heater wire so as to be vaporized into smoke when the heater wire is energized.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Inventors: Richard L. Banyard, Edward A. Murashie, Gregory M. McCollom
  • Patent number: 8634709
    Abstract: An aerosol generation system having an aerosol generator wherein a liquid formulation is at least partially volatilized in a capillary passage and discharged from the capillary passage to form an aerosol. The aerosol generation system includes a pumping unit adapted to supply a liquid formulation to the aerosol generator; and a fluidic element located between the pumping unit and the capillary passage of the aerosol generator, wherein the fluidic element increases backpressure of the liquid formulation as the liquid formulation enters the capillary passage of the aerosol generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Niranjan Maharajh, Gene Faison, Sudarsan Srinivasan, David Ammann, Donald Brookman, Amit Limaye, Ronald Formosa, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8581151
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide steam oven drain valve systems and methods for draining steam ovens and associated water lines on aircraft and other passenger transport vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: MAG Aerospace Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul E. Miller
  • Publication number: 20130287374
    Abstract: A fabric treatment appliance according to one embodiment of the invention comprises a receptacle defining a fabric treatment chamber for receiving laundry, a steam generator having an inlet for receiving water from a water supply and an outlet for supplying steam to the fabric treatment chamber, and a liquid trap upstream from the steam generation chamber blocking backflow of steam from the steam generation chamber to the water supply conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: MARKUS BECK, ROBERT J. PINKOWSKI, RAVEEDRAN VAIDHYANATHAN, ALVARO VALLEJO NORIEGA, NYIK S. WONG
  • Publication number: 20130284122
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an automatic water supply-type steam generator using vapor pressure for creating the optimum vacuum pressure inside a pressurized water supply tank, and for smoothly providing water to the pressurized water supply tank by using the strong aspiration force that is created by means of the vacuum pressure while continuously generating steam. The present invention is characterized by allowing control of the vacuum pressure to the optimum state when creating the vacuum pressure inside the pressurized water supply tank by introducing an adequate amount of outside air from the atmosphere through an air vent. In addition, the present invention is characterized by providing a means for cooling the pressurized water supply tank so as to control the vacuum pressure inside the tank to the optimum state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Joo Hyuk Yim
  • Patent number: 8554064
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and a method for vaporizing a liquid to form vapor preferably in a gas stream. The apparatus includes a composite metal structure, the structure comprising a plurality of passageways for providing heat to vaporize the liquid in the gas stream to form a gas/vapor mixture. A non-corrosive interface lies between the metal structure and the gas/vapor mixture, the interface being chemically inert to the gas/vapor mixture and the structure permitting heat to be conducted rapidly therethrough to vaporize the liquid. The apparatus further includes an inlet for the gas and an inlet for the liquid to be vaporized to flow into the plurality of passageways and an exit through which the gas/vapor mixture exits the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: MSP Corporation
    Inventors: Thuc Dinh, Yamin Ma, Benjamin Y. H. Liu
  • Publication number: 20130209075
    Abstract: A boiler for a steam mop includes a boiler, one end of which is disposed with a water inlet and a steam outlet, the body is disposed with a loop liquid way and a heating device to vaporize the water inside the liquid way; a water inlet pipe, connected to the water inlet of the boiler through a first pipe joint; a steam pipe, connected to the steam outlet of the boiler through a second pipe joint; a steam nozzle, connected to the other end of the steam pipe. The boiler is applied with a loop liquid way, and the heating element is disposed beside the liquid way, so the water in the liquid way is heated with long heating trip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2011
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: TASANN KUEN (Zhang Zhou) Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Wu-Yang Ma
  • Patent number: 8494351
    Abstract: A fragrance generator provides a scent dispenser for mounting on a light emitter of a decorative light, such as those used at holidays. A silicone rubber scented sleeve is placed over and around a cylindrical light emitter. Upon energizing the decorative light, the heat generated by the light emitter warms the scented sleeve and thereby enhances the rate of scent emission from the scented sleeve. An optional scent reservoir formed at one end of the scented sleeve enables the retention of additional amounts of liquid fragrance oil(s). Placement of the light emitter within and extending it throughout the sleeve, and into the fragrance reservoir, results in a further enhancement in amount and duration of scent emission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Cheryl A. Hayes
  • Patent number: 8463114
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an evaporator device for volatile substances, preferably usable in vehicles, which is activated by the movement of the device, whereby the device will begin to evaporate a volatile substance when the user is in the vehicle. The device comprises a casing, a diffuser, and at least one movement sensor, the diffuser being operable by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Zobele Espana, S.A.
    Inventors: Rubén García Fábrega, David Moreno Pérez, Jose Antonio Muñoz Martínez, Joan Gusi Hidalgo
  • Patent number: 8442390
    Abstract: An aerosol generator periodically forms aerosolized fragrance material by repeatedly supplying a liquid fragrance material to a capillary passage via only capillary action and heating the capillary passage, such that the liquid fragrance material at least partially volatilizes and is driven out of an outlet of the capillary passage. A wick feeds the liquid fragrance material to an inlet of the capillary passage by capillary action. An apparatus and method for generating such an aerosolized fragrance material, as well as the methods of heating, are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Walter A. Nichols, David Keeler, Christopher Tucker
  • Publication number: 20130055902
    Abstract: The device (2) comprises: a first water heater (9), having at least a first water duct (45) and at least a first heating member (43); and a second water heater (23), having at least a second water duct (55). The first water heater (9) and the second water heater (23) are in thermal connection the one to the other one.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Giovanni Berto, Massimo Baldo, Marco Santini
  • Patent number: 8373103
    Abstract: An apparatus for heating and impelling air comprises a housing, an air heating impeller assembly, and a magnetic assembly. The impeller assembly may impel air through the housing and heat the air, and may include a support shaft, a plurality of annular disks positioned along the support shaft and each having a central aperture through which the support shaft extends. The impeller assembly includes paddles radiating outwardly from the shaft, and each of the paddles is positioned between the shaft and the disks to space at least one disk from the support shaft to form an air path therebetween. The paddles space the disks in an axial direction to form gaps therebetween to form an air path between the disks. The magnetic assembly applies a magnetic field of adjustable intensity to the disks to cause heating of the disks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Inventor: George Waldner
  • Patent number: 8373098
    Abstract: A system for cleaning the interior surface of an oven appliance using heat and steam cycles is provided. More particularly, the present invention uses a heat cycle to break down water insoluble food residues into soluble materials that are then cleaned by a steam cycle. Following the steam cycle, the remaining food residues can be removed from the interior surface of the oven appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Eric Scott Johnson
  • Patent number: 8364029
    Abstract: A steam generator includes a body defining therein a flow passage having an inlet and an outlet, a heater installed in the body and adapted for heating water being guided through the inlet of the flow passage into the inside of the flow passage into steam for enabling generated steam to flow out of the outlet of the flow passage, and at least one friction unit mounted in the flow passage and movable by generated steam to rub against the inside wall of the flow passage and to remove water scale from the inside wall. Thus, the steam generator uses the friction unit to remove water scale from the inside wall of the flow passage during operation, avoiding water scale accumulation and prolonging the lifespan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Inventor: Hsi-Fu Chen
  • Patent number: 8288690
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate generally to steam ovens, and particularly to steam ovens configured to generate and deliver steam directly to the oven using a water reservoir in close proximity to an existing oven heat generating system. The steam ovens described may be designed so that they inject steam directly into the oven cavity, and in some instances, generate the steam directly in the oven cavity as well. Certain embodiments are designed with a water reservoir in close proximity to an oven heat generating system such that water in the reservoir is heated, turned to steam, and delivered to the oven cavity via a steam delivery system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: Mag Aerospace Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Abdelaziz Boubeddi, Paul E. Miller
  • Patent number: 8229289
    Abstract: A condensate evaporator with an electrically heatable accommodation chamber for water of condensation which is produced in a cooling device and is to be evaporated. A design which is as compact and simple is achieved because the accommodation chamber is formed by a tube section on whose outer face at least one heating element which is in thermal contact with the tube section is arranged and at one end of which an inlet for the supplied water of condensation is arranged and at an other end of which an outlet for the steam which is produced from the water of condensation by the heating element is arranged. This invention also relates to a cooling device, in particular for a switchgear cabinet, having a condensate evaporator according to this invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Schneider, Joachim Maul
  • Patent number: 8107799
    Abstract: An evaporator device for ammonia to be used in mobile exhaust gas systems includes a basic body encompassing at least one inlet line and at least one outlet line. At least one heating element and at least one duct for connecting the inlet line to the outlet line are disposed within the basic body. The at least one heating element is in heat-conducting contact with an evaporation section of the at least one duct, while the at least one duct has a meandering course in the evaporation section. A motor vehicle and a method for producing an evaporator device, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2012
    Assignee: Emitec Gesellschaft fuer Emissionstechnologie mbH
    Inventors: Peter Hirth, Marc Brugger, Thomas Härig, Rolf Brück, Christian Vorsmann
  • Publication number: 20110300050
    Abstract: A heat exchanger for vaporizing a liquid and a method of using the same are disclosed herein. The heat exchanger includes a housing, a tube, a heater, and a plurality of non-reactive members. The tube is disposed in the interior of the housing and has an inlet and an outlet. The heater is configured to heat the tube. The plurality of non-reactive members are disposed in an interior cavity of the tube in an arrangement such that a plurality of voids are defined between the members and the tube. The arrangement also permits liquid to pass through the voids and travel from the inlet of the tube to the outlet of tube. The plurality of non-reactive members and the tube transfer heat to the liquid as the liquid passes through the plurality of voids in order to vaporize the liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 8, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: MEMC ELECTRONIC MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Abarajith Hari, Zhihui Gu, Satish Bhusarapu, Timothy Truong, Puneet Gupta
  • Patent number: 7995905
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and system for producing steam in a heating unit, and a method of designing a heating unit for producing steam. The method relates to receiving a liquid including impurities at a predetermine flow rate within an entry port of a monotube in the heating unit, where the monotube has a lumen of a predetermined size. The received liquid is converted into a two phase flow including turbulent and laminar flow. At least the turbulent flow is passed through the lumen at a velocity sufficient to carry the impurities through an exit port of the monotube and produce steam. The velocity of the turbulent is responsive to at least the predetermined flow rate and predetermined size of the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Varacins, James Doherty, Atul Saksena
  • Patent number: 7985944
    Abstract: A steaming device (50) for a baker's oven including a steam generation chamber (55), located adjacent at least one heating element (25, 26) in an oven compartment of the baker's oven, the steam generation chamber (55) being closed at one end and having at least one steam outlet at or adjacent the other end; at least one heat sink member (57) in the steam generation chamber (55) to provide a heat source to convert steaming water introduced into the steam generation chamber 55) into steam; and a steaming water pipe (40) having at least one nozzle (41) operable to direct water into the steam generation chamber (55), the steaming water being convertible into steam within the steam generation chamber (55) and releasable to the oven compartment through the at least one steam outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Moffat Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Paul Eaton Willett
  • Publication number: 20110158615
    Abstract: A condensate evaporator with an electrically heatable accommodation chamber for water of condensation which is produced in a cooling device and is to be evaporated. A design which is as compact and simple is achieved because the accommodation chamber is formed by a tube section on whose outer face at least one heating element which is in thermal contact with the tube section is arranged and at one end of which an inlet for the supplied water of condensation is arranged and at an other end of which an outlet for the steam which is produced from the water of condensation by the heating element is arranged. This invention also relates to a cooling device, in particular for a switchgear cabinet, having a condensate evaporator according to this invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2007
    Publication date: June 30, 2011
    Applicant: RITTAL GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Schneider, Joachim Maul
  • Patent number: 7918109
    Abstract: A steam generator having a steam generation tube defining a chamber for receiving water and converting the water to steam, and a heating element wrapped around the tube and having a first portion emitting a greater thermal output than a second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Pinkowski, Alvaro Vallejo Noriega, Markus Beck, Karl Furderer, Floyd G. Jackson
  • Patent number: 7905119
    Abstract: A steam generator according to one embodiment of the invention includes a steam generation chamber for converting the water to steam, and a heating element thermally coupled with the steam generation chamber and having a first portion below an operational water level of the steam generation chamber and a second portion above the operational water level, with the first portion having a greater thermal output than the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Pinkowski, Alvaro Vallejo Noriega, Markus Beck, Karl Furderer, Floyd G. Jackson
  • Patent number: 7899309
    Abstract: Apparatus for vaporizing liquid in a vaporization pathway having an actively controlled temperature are disclosed according to some aspects. The apparatus can comprise a first body having a cross sectional shape and dimensions substantially equal to the cross sectional shape and dimensions of a cavity in a second body, which allows the first body to be non-permanently inserted into the second body. The outer surface of the first body, the inner surface forming the cavity in the second body, or both can be modified to create a vaporization pathway between the first and second bodies when the surfaces mate and/or align. The liquid vaporizer can further comprise a vaporization pathway inlet for fluid comprising liquid, a vaporization pathway outlet for fluid comprising primarily vapor, and a heater in thermal communication with the first body, the second body, or both. The heater provides active control of the temperature of the vaporization pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Greg A. Whyatt, Michael R. Powell
  • Patent number: 7813628
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an instantaneous steam boiler generating steam in a steam cleaner, a steam-vacuum cleaner, a steam iron, etc. The instantaneous steam boiler includes a U-shaped heater and a separate flow tube arranged in parallel and contact with said heater. The flow tube may be arranged orthogonally or at a 180 degree opposite direction and may include a circular or square-shaped end with rounded edges, thereby increasing the heating/vaporization efficiency of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Inventor: Gyung-Hee Haan
  • Patent number: 7723700
    Abstract: A vapor delivery system for delivering a steady flow of sublimated vapor to a vacuum chamber comprises a vaporizer of solid material, a mechanical throttling valve, and a pressure gauge, followed by a vapor conduit to the vacuum chamber. The vapor flow rate is determined by both the temperature of the vaporizer and the setting of the conductance of the mechanical throttle valve located between the vaporizer and the vacuum chamber. The temperature of the vaporizer is determined by closed-loop control to a set-point temperature. The mechanical throttle valve is electrically controlled, e.g. the valve position is under closed-loop control to the output of the pressure gauge. In this way the vapor flow rate can be generally proportional to the pressure gauge output. All surfaces exposed to the vapor from the vaporizer to the vacuum chamber are heated to prevent condensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2010
    Assignee: Semequip, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas N. Horsky, Robert W. Milgate, III
  • Publication number: 20100058606
    Abstract: Disclosed are an evaporator, an evaporation method, and a substrate processing apparatus, which can increase the concentration of generated vapor of an organic solvent and efficiently heat the organic solvent. The evaporator includes a fluid tube, a liquid organic solvent supply device for supplying the organic solvent liquid to one end of the fluid tube, and heating units for heating the fluid tube. The fluid tube has a cross section that increases from the one end to the other end. When the organic solvent liquid supplied to one end of the fluid tube is heated, the organic solvent vapor is discharged from the other end of the fluid tube. The substrate processing apparatus includes the above-described evaporator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2009
    Publication date: March 11, 2010
    Applicant: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Mikio NAKASHIMA, Yuji KAMIKAWA
  • Patent number: 7673856
    Abstract: A vaporizer has gas passage formed inside of main body of a dispersion part, a gas inlet opening to introduce pressurized carrier gas into gas passage, a part to supply raw materials solution to carrier gas passing gas passage, a gas outlet to send carrier gas including dispersed raw material solution to vaporization part, a dispersion part to flow through gas passage having a part to cool, a vaporization pipe connected with a reaction part and gas outlet of dispersion part of the device, and a heater to heat vaporization pipe is provided, a vaporization part to heat and vaporizes the carrier gas where raw materials solution is dispersed is provided, and a radiation prevention portion having small hole for the outside of gas outlet is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Watanabe Shoko
    Inventors: Masayuki Toda, Masaki Kusuhara, Masaru Umeda, Mitsuru Fukagawa
  • Publication number: 20090310950
    Abstract: An aerosol generation system having an aerosol generator wherein a liquid formulation is at least partially vaporized in a capillary passage and discharged from the capillary passage to form an aerosol. The aerosol generation system includes a pumping unit adapted to supply a liquid formulation to the aerosol generator; and a fluidic element located between the pumping unit and the capillary passage of the aerosol generator, wherein the fluidic element increases the pressure of the liquid formulation as the liquid formulation enters the capillary passage of the aerosol generator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Publication date: December 17, 2009
    Applicant: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Niranjan Maharajh, Gene Faison, Sudarsan Srinivasan, David Ammann, Donald Brookman, Amit Limaye, Ronald Formosa, JR.
  • Publication number: 20090010625
    Abstract: An improved construction for a flow-through heater for heating water or other liquid and/or generating steam is disclosed. The flow-through heater has a cylindrical member formed from an inner tubular portion and an outer tubular portion that extends over a portion of the exterior surface of the inner tubular portion. The outer tubular portion houses a plurality of heating elements, which can be electrically connected in series or in parallel, thus providing more control over the heat distribution from the heater to the fluid flowing through it.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2008
    Publication date: January 8, 2009
    Applicant: EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
    Inventors: Lucas L. Fowler, Ronald R. Barnes
  • Patent number: 7386225
    Abstract: A humidification apparatus, comprising a container and a set of heating tube; wherein water (liquid) can be introduced from a container to one end of said heating tube, and an steam outlet is provided in another end so that the steams generated by heating liquid (water) flowed out or spurted; said heating tube is an electric film where the external surface of the quartz tube is electrified for heating. Steams will be generated when liquid (water) introduced and reserved in the tube is electrified and heated by the electric film and then boiled. Therefore, it is necessary to heat partial liquid depending on the amount of steamed needed, and thus power saving can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2008
    Inventor: Cheng Ping Lin
  • Patent number: 7367334
    Abstract: A fluid vaporizing device useful for vaporizing fluid into an aerosol includes a capillary tube made from an electrically conductive material, an upstream electrode connected to the capillary tube, and a downstream electrode connected to the tube and provided with an electrical resistivity sufficient to cause heating of the downstream electrode during operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA Inc.
    Inventors: Gene G. Faison, Jr., Rajiv Gupta, Douglas D. McRae, Walter A. Nichols
  • Patent number: 7246796
    Abstract: A vaporizer which can be used for extended time without blockage, and possible to stably supply raw materials to a reaction part. A gas passage 2 is formed inside of main body of a dispersion part 1, a gas inlet opening 4 is utilized to introduce a pressurized carrier gas 3 into gas passage 2, a supply source 6 is utilized to supply raw material solution 5 to a carrier gas passing through gas passage 2. A vaporization pipe 20 is connected with a reaction part and gas outlet 7 of dispersion part 8 of the device, with a heater 21 to heat vaporization pipe 20, while a vaporization part 22 is utilized to heat and vaporize the carrier gas where a raw material solution is dispersed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Watanabe Shoko
    Inventors: Masayuki Toda, Masaki Kusuhara, Masaru Umeda, Mitsuru Fukagawa
  • Patent number: 7116899
    Abstract: The invention relates to a steam generator in which the continuous heating panel of an evaporator is arranged in a heating gas channel which can be cross-flown in a more or less horizontal direction of a heating gas. Said continuous heating panel of the evaporator comprises a plurality of pipes of a steam generator which are connected in parallel to each other. Said pipes are constructed in such a way that they cross a flow medium and are provided with the part of a more or less vertical down pipe which can be cross-flown by the flow medium in a downward direction and with the part of a rising pipe connected downstream with respect to the down pipe on the side of the flow medium and which is more or less vertical and can be cross-flown by the flow medium in an upward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2006
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Joachim Franke, Rudolf Kral, Eberhard Wittchow
  • Patent number: 7112770
    Abstract: A humidification system and method particularly well adapted for use in commercial aircraft to provide substantially micro-organism free humidified air within a passenger cabin of the aircraft. The system employs a vessel for holding a quantity of water therein. The vessel is disposed within a microwave oven which is used to heat the water within the vessel to the boiling point such that steam is generated therefrom. This steam is directed into an airflow duct and used to humidify an airflow being supplied into a cabin area of the aircraft. The steam is substantially micro-organism free. A controller is used to cycle the filling and draining of the vessel to achieve a desired humidity level for the airflow. Optimally, a vacuum accumulator is employed to assist in rapid draining of the water from the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Justin H. Doh, George Bates, III
  • Patent number: 7045745
    Abstract: A heating cooker, capable of supplying steam into a cooking chamber thereof, includes a cabinet defined therein with a cooking chamber, and a steam generating unit for supplying steam into the cooking chamber. The steam generating unit includes a heating tank detachably mounted to the top of the cooking chamber inside the cooking chamber, and provided with steam outlet ports, a water tank detachably mounted to the cabinet over the cooking chamber, and connected to the heating tank via a guide passage to supply water into the heating tank, and a steam generating heater installed in the heating tank to heat water contained in the heating tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung Kwang Kim