Including Means For Facilitating Assembly Or Disassembly Of Pump To Or From Motor Or Fixed Support Patents (Class 417/360)
  • Patent number: 11369101
    Abstract: The delivery of water to a live well on a marine craft includes a sea chest disposed in fluid communication with ambient water and the live well. An access opening is formed on the sea chest in communication with an interior thereof. A cover is removably connected in fluid sealing relation to the access opening. Each of one or more pumps is connected to an exterior of the sea chest and includes a housing having an open segment disposed in accessible relation to the housing interior and internal workings therein. A mounting structure adjustably connects an inlet of the housing in fluid communication with a submerged, lower interior of the sea chest and an outlet is connected in fluid delivering relation to the live well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventor: Michael Padgett
  • Patent number: 11313275
    Abstract: The invention relates to a nozzle ring (10) for a radial turbine. The nozzle ring comprises a rotationally symmetrical, disk-shaped main body (11) with a central opening (12) for the leadthrough of a shaft (20). Furthermore, the nozzle ring comprises guide blades (14) which are arranged in a circumferential direction in a radially outer region of the main body (11) and which are designed to direct exhaust gases onto rotor blades (31) of a turbine wheel (30). The main body (11) of the nozzle ring is designed to, in the installed state, form a heat shield between a bearing space (40) of a bearing housing (41) and a turbine space (50).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: ABB SCHWEIZ AG
    Inventors: Christoph Morath, Tobias Gwehenberger
  • Patent number: 11255344
    Abstract: A pump device, in particular an immersible pump device, includes at least one heat exchanger unit which is in at least one operation state configured for a heat exchange between a cooling fluid and a liquid that is to be pumped and which includes at least one cooling duct and at least one shaft receptacle having an axial direction, wherein a cross section surface area of the cooling duct changes by maximally 200% at least over a major portion of a course of the cooling duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: FRIDECO AG
    Inventors: Steve Mehlhorn, Lorenz Schneider, Max Werthmueller
  • Patent number: 11252846
    Abstract: A ventilation device of an embodiment includes a housing, a shutter case, a fan, and a shutter. The shutter case has an opening. The fan is configured to exhaust air inside the housing to outside through the opening. The shutter partitions inside of the shutter case into a first chamber communicating with the opening and a second chamber different from the first chamber, and opens and closes the opening by a rotating operation. The fan is arranged on a first chamber side of the shutter case in the housing. The first chamber is a positive pressure region of the fan. The second chamber is a negative pressure region of the fan. The second chamber of the shutter case communicates only with the negative pressure region in the housing. The shutter is provided so that a pressure received from the second chamber is smaller than a pressure received from the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Keisuke Inamasa
  • Patent number: 11248746
    Abstract: A system that can eliminate engine combustion emissions in addition to raw and fugitive methane emissions associated with a gas compressor package. The system may comprise an air system for starting and instrumentation air supply; electrically operated engine pre/post-lube pump, compressor pre-lube pump, and cooler louver actuators; compressor distance piece and pressure packing recovery system; blow-down recovery system; engine crankcase vent recovery system; a methane leak detection system; and an overall remote monitoring system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: BHE COMPRESSION SERVICES, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Robbins, Peter Strezo, Carlos Puentes
  • Patent number: 11215191
    Abstract: A blower includes a rotor blade rotatable about a central axis extending in an axial direction, a motor that rotates the rotor blade, and a housing that surrounds the rotor blade and the motor. The housing includes stator blades extending in a forward rotation direction of the rotor blade toward an axially lower side of the blower, a porous wall including multiple holes arranged in both the radial direction and in the circumferential direction, and a cylinder portion extending in the axial direction and radially outward of the porous wall. The hole penetrates the porous wall through upper to lower surfaces thereof. The stator blade is axially below the rotor blade. An axially upper end portion of the porous wall is between an axially lower end portion of the rotor blade and an axially upper end portion of the stator blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuta Tokuno
  • Patent number: 11085260
    Abstract: A submersible pumping system for use in producing wellbore fluids from a wellbore within a subterranean formation includes a motor and a pump driven by the motor to produce the wellbore fluids. The pumping system further includes a self-supporting power cable connected to the pump. The self-supporting power cable includes a plurality of conductors and a plurality of strength members. A method of deploying and retrieving a submersible pumping system in a wellbore includes the steps of connecting a wireline to the submersible pumping system, connecting a self-supporting power cable to the submersible pumping system, lowering the submersible pumping system into the wellbore while the weight of the submersible pumping system is borne by the wireline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE Company, LLC
    Inventors: Ahmed AlAdawy, Ameen Malkawi, Brian Reeves, Michael Hughes, Victor Acacio, John Mack
  • Patent number: 11001492
    Abstract: A follower plate device for sealing and evacuating a container that has a cylindrical inner contour and contains a particularly paste-like liquid. The device comprises a seal arranged on a periphery of the device and designed so as to be able to be inserted into the cylindrical inner contour of the container such that it seals around the periphery, and marking the boundary between an outer side of the device and an inner side of the device, and a line extending through from the inner side to the outer side of the follower plate device, arranged on the outer side for connecting to a line connection leading further to an evacuation pump. The follower plate device further comprises a replaceable open-pored porous component through which the line is guided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Udo Tartler
  • Patent number: 10946115
    Abstract: A humidifier with regular addition of fixed quantity of essential oil has a main body, and a water storage bucket assembling with the main body. The main body has an opening located on one side, an inner casing corresponding to the opening, and a peristaltic pump provided on a side of the inner casing not facing the opening. The inner casing defines an essential oil bottle accommodation space communicating with the opening, and the essential oil bottle accommodation space is provided for disposing an essential oil bottle storing an essential oil. The peristaltic pump is controlled by the main body, thereby fixed quantity of essential oil is supplied regularly and quantitatively by the humidifier without dismounting the water storage bucket. Thus, fragrance is kept in atomizing air continuously to solve the problem of the conventional humidifier that fragrance merely exists when the essential oil is added initially.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventor: Pao-Tien Chiu
  • Patent number: 10946635
    Abstract: A kit enables an efficient and contamination-free method of changing a resin used in a three dimensional printer from a first resin to a second resin. The three dimensional printer includes a print engine and a receptacle. The kit includes a conduit assembly and a resin container. The conduit assembly includes a fluid inlet configured to be affixed in the receptacle in an upward orientation, a pump head configured to be coupled to a motorized pump actuator in the receptacle, a first conduit coupling the fluid inlet to the pump head, a fluid outlet configured to supply resin to the print engine, and a second conduit coupling the pump head to the fluid outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: 3D Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Rodney Hill, Keaton Jonathan Daniel Snyder
  • Patent number: 10941785
    Abstract: A motor includes a first housing having a groove, a rotor inserted into the groove and rotatably provided outside the first housing, a second housing coupled to the first housing to form a space together with an outer circumferential surface of the groove, a stator provided in the space, a rotation shaft coupled to the rotor and extended in one direction, and a sealer coupled to the first housing to surround the rotation shaft. The sealer includes a base rotatably coupled to the rotation shaft, a gasket brought into contact with an outer circumferential surface of the rotation shaft, and a cover coupled to the base to fix the gasket to the base. The base includes a first annular protruding portion spaced apart from the rotation shaft to support the gasket, and a second annular protruding portion spaced apart from the first annular protruding portion to support the gasket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangyoung Cho, Changsub Kim, Seonjoong Lee
  • Patent number: 10914298
    Abstract: A structure of fixing a bearing of an air compressor, the air compressor contains: a base, a cylinder, and a transmission mechanism. The base includes multiple positioning orifices, and one of the multiple positioning orifices accommodates a bearing. The cylinder is integrally connected with the base and includes an air storage chamber. The transmission mechanism actuates a piston to move in the cylinder reciprocatingly, thus producing compressed air. The first ring of the bearing is non-circular, and a shape of the one positioning orifice of the base corresponds to the first ring so as to avoid an idle rotation of the bearing in the one positioning orifice of the base or a removal of the bearing from the second positioning orifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Wen-San Chou
  • Patent number: 10890182
    Abstract: A scroll compressor is provided that may include a casing, a drive motor, a rotational shaft, a frame provided at a lower side of the drive motor, a first scroll provided at a lower side of the frame, a second scroll provided between the frame and the first scroll and including a compression chamber provided between the first scroll and the second scroll, and a first check valve provided at an exit end of the discharge port to prevent refrigerant discharged to the inner space of the casing from flowing back to the compression chamber. A communication path may be provided at the exit end of the discharge port to communicate the inner space of the casing with the compression chamber when the first check valve is closed to cause refrigerant to flow back to the compression chamber, enabling a quick flat pressure state to be made.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Donggeun Lee
  • Patent number: 10837363
    Abstract: Various systems are provided for an electric turbocharger. As one example, an electric turbocharger includes a turbine casing housing a turbine wheel and a compressor casing housing a compressor wheel, a bearing casing surrounding a shaft connecting the turbine wheel and the compressor wheel, the bearing casing split into a turbine bearing casing, compressor bearing casing, and a stator casing, the stator casing positioned between the turbine bearing casing and compressor bearing casing and housing an electric motor mounted on and around the shaft, and a plurality of bolts, each bolt of the plurality of bolts extending parallel to the shaft and from an outer face of the compressor bearing casing, through the stator casing and turbine bearing casing, and into the turbine casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Transportation IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Neil X. Blythe
  • Patent number: 10780775
    Abstract: A primary metal terminal connects between a fuel pump and a drive circuit through a resin lid. A primary connecting point of the primary metal terminal connected to the drive circuit, is positioned around a drive control IC, and a primary exposed portion of the primary metal terminal, exposed to a receiving space of the resin lid is bent such that the primary exposed portion is resiliently deformable. A secondary metal terminal connects between an external circuit system and the drive circuit through the resin lid. A secondary connecting point of the secondary metal terminal connected to the drive circuit is positioned at a location that is further spaced from the drive control IC in comparison to the primary connecting point, and a secondary exposed portion of the secondary metal terminal exposed to the receiving space has a stiffness higher than a stiffness of the primary exposed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: DENSO CORPORATION, DENSO KOREA AUTOMOTIVE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shingo Fukuoka, Yutaka Niwa, Sanghoon Lee, Hyoyeol Kim
  • Patent number: 10765806
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dosing mechanism including: a body (2); and a disposable portion (3) that is removably attached to the body (2), in which the disposable portion (3) includes: a pump that sucks a medicine from a medicine vessel and discharges the medicine to a patient; a suction-side tube (33) that extends from the pump toward the medicine vessel; a discharge-side tube (34) that extends from the pump toward the patient; and a connector (331, 341) that is located at a front end of at least one of the suction-side tube (33) and the discharge-side tube (34), and the body (2) includes a sensor (24) in a position corresponding to the suction-side tube (33) or the discharge-side tube (34) attached to the body (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Mizutani, Takashi Tsuji, Hiroyuki Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10737264
    Abstract: A microfluidic device is provided for managing fluid flow in disposable assay devices, which provides constant flow even at very low flow rates. Pumps utilizing the microfluidic device, as well as methods for manufacture and performing a microfluidic process are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventor: Remus Brix A. Haupt
  • Patent number: 10677236
    Abstract: A compressor includes a motor, a drive shaft driven by the motor and connected thereto, a crank mechanism connected to the drive shaft, at least one compressed-air generation apparatus that is driven by the crank mechanism and is designed to generate compressed air, a crankcase that has an inner chamber wall in the shape of a hollow body, which receives the drive shaft at least in portions, an outer chamber wall that is spaced apart from the inner chamber wall radially with respect to the drive shaft, and a dividing wall, and a compressed-air storage container that is designed to receive compressed air generated by the compressed-air generation apparatus. The compressed-air storage container is formed by the inner chamber wall, the outer chamber wall, the end wall and the dividing wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: KAESER KOMPRESSOREN SE
    Inventor: Sebastian Huetter
  • Patent number: 10670066
    Abstract: An adaptor is used to couple a prime mover to an actuator. The adaptor includes a first portion that attaches to the prime mover and a second portion that attaches to the actuator. The outer surface of the first portion is defined by at least one flat portion connected by at least one arcuate portion. The second portion has a bore configured to accept the first portion, with an inner surface shaped to complement the outer surface of the first portion. A bore through the first portion accepts a drive shaft of the prime mover therethrough where the drive shaft is configured to engage the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Michael Engelen
  • Patent number: 10641279
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention are directed to a rotor for a molten metal pump and a molten metal pump including the rotor. The rotor has a main body and a top comprised of a material that is at least twice as hard as the main body. The top, among other things, may form a first portion of each rotor blade wherein the first portion directs molten metal into a pump chamber or other structure in which the rotor is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Molten Metal Equipment Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Paul V. Cooper
  • Patent number: 10518026
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dosing mechanism including: a body; and a pump unit (3) that is attached to the body, in which the pump unit (3) includes: a pump (31) in which a volume of a solution feeding part therein repeats expansion and shrinkage, thereby sucking a medicine from a medicine vessel and discharging the medicine to a patient; a suction-side pipe (333) that extends from the pump (31) toward the medicine vessel; a discharge-side pipe (343) that extends from the pump (31) toward the patient; a relief pipe (35, 35a) whose one end (351) is connected to the discharge-side pipe (343) while the other end (352) is located in a part whose pressure is lower than pressure inside the discharge-side pipe when the medicine is dosed; and a relief pipe on-off valve (36, 36a) that opens and closes the relief pipe (35, 35a), a use method of a dosing mechanism, and a pump unit for a dosing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Mizutani, Takashi Tsuji, Hiroyuki Shinohara
  • Patent number: 10507276
    Abstract: A medical fluid delivery cassette configured for use with a medical fluid pumping system and related systems and methods. The medical fluid delivery cassette includes a base and a membrane that together define a fluid pump chamber. The medical fluid delivery cassette further includes a member configured to apply an outward force to an inner surface of the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Kulwinder S. Plahey, Lynn Jensen, Melvin D. Jensen, DeLoy Lindley, Joseph Michael Fallon
  • Patent number: 10478541
    Abstract: A centrifugal pump includes a rotating shaft, a pump substrate, a housing and an impeller. The pump substrate has a driving unit configured to rotate the rotating shaft. The housing has an inlet and an outlet and forms a pump chamber with the pump substrate. A body fluid sucked from the inlet flows through the pump chamber. The impeller is housed in the pump chamber and is configured to use the rotating shaft as an axis. The pump substrate has a magnetism generating source. The rotating shaft protrudes into the pump chamber from the pump substrate, and is pivotally supported on the pump substrate. A magnetic fluid is disposed on at least one of spaces formed among the pump substrate, the rotating shaft, and the impeller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: HI-LEX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Makoto Teraura
  • Patent number: 10465556
    Abstract: A heat shield for a turbocharger has a disc-like configuration. The heat shield includes an outer radial portion, an outer wall, a connecting wall, and an inner wall. The outer radial portion is disposed circumferentially around an axis of the heat shield. The outer wall extends from the outer radial portion in a first axial direction. The connecting wall extends radially inward substantially perpendicularly from the outer wall. The inner wall extends substantially perpendicularly from the connecting wall in a second axial direction opposite the first axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Charles Kurle, Michael Ward, Brock Fraser
  • Patent number: 10456323
    Abstract: A device for use by an individual for sexual pleasure varying in form, i.e. shape, during its use and allowing for the user to select multiple variations of form either discretely or in combination and for these dynamic variations to be controllable simultaneously and interchangeably while being transparent to the normal use of the device, including the ability to insert, withdraw, rotate, and actuate the variable features manually or remotely. According to embodiments of the invention localized and global variations of devices are implemented using fluidics and electromagnetic pumps/valves wherein a fluid is employed such that controlling the pressure of the fluid results in the movement of an element within the device or the expansion/contraction of an element within the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Obotics Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce Murison
  • Patent number: 10422339
    Abstract: A body outer shell includes a plurality of first body legs and a plurality of second body legs protruding outward and being disposed at a peripheral edge of an end of the body outer shell, and the end is near the bracket. The bracket includes a plurality of first bracket legs and a plurality of second bracket legs protruding outward and being disposed at a peripheral edge of the bracket. The body outer shell and the bracket are fastened together using the first body legs and the first bracket legs via fixing members. The body outer shell, the bracket, and a support member are fastened together using the second body legs and the second bracket legs via fixing members in a state where the bracket is disposed between the body outer shell and the support member, and the motor and the support member are fixed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hironori Yabuuchi
  • Patent number: 10300219
    Abstract: A pump cassette body for detecting air bubbles in a fluid pathway, comprises an upstanding flow director vane, a fitment integrally molded into the pump cassette body, wherein the fitment comprises a base integrally molded into the pump cassette body, an elastomeric member attached to the base, and a housing at least partially surrounding the elastomeric member, wherein the elastomeric member is co-molded to the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: CAREFUSION 2200, INC.
    Inventor: Daniel Abal
  • Patent number: 10302199
    Abstract: A seal for a rotary machine may include an end cap configured to be coupled to the rotary machine. The end cap may define an end face and a bore. The seal may also include a sleeve received through the bore of the end cap and configured to receive a shaft associated with the rotary machine. The seal may also include a collar coupled to the sleeve and configured to couple the sleeve to the shaft associated with the rotary machine. The seal may further include a spacer coupled to the end face of the end cap, in a first position, such that at least a portion the spacer is between the collar and the end face of the end cap, and, in a second position, such that the portion of the spacer is not between the collar and the end face of the end cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Wilkins IP, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen P. Wilkins
  • Patent number: 10274246
    Abstract: An outdoor unit of an air conditioning device includes an outdoor unit main body having a square planar shape, a heat exchanger provided along a side surface of this outdoor unit main body, and a fan provided in an upper part of the outdoor unit main body, the fan for blowing out air in the outdoor unit main body upward. An opening portion capable of providing communication between an interior and an exterior of the outdoor unit main body is formed between a one side end portion and an other side end portion of the heat exchanger adjacent to each other, and in at least one of the side end portions positioned in a peripheral edge of the opening portion, a cover member for covering a heat transfer tube protruding from the side end portion is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mikio Kagawa, Shigeki Kamitani
  • Patent number: 10267097
    Abstract: A connector system including a first connector configured to electrically and/or optically connect to a second connector. The first connector includes a first connector body configured to engage with the second connector; a first housing remotely located from the first connector body; a first connecting line including at least one of an electrical control line and an optical fiber connecting the first housing to the first connector body; a first main control line including at least one of an electrical control line and an optical fiber connected to the first housing; and, a first pressure isolator associated with the first housing, the first pressure isolator isolating pressure within the first main control line from pressure within the first connecting line and the first connector body. The first housing and the first connecting line are interposed between the first main control line and the first connector body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Luis Mendez, Marc Samuelson, Travis Hall, Scott Christopher, Shane Harris
  • Patent number: 10202975
    Abstract: A method for determining cavitation in a pump is disclosed. The method includes detecting, by a sensor, a pressure of a fluid pumped by the pump and determining, by a controller, whether the pressure exceeds a pressure range. Cavitation is determined when the pressure exceeds the pressure range. The method includes selectively incrementing or decrementing, by the controller, a counter value of a counter based on determining whether the pressure exceeds the pressure range. The counter value is incremented when the pressure exceeds the pressure range, and decremented when the pressure does not exceed the pressure range. The method includes determining, by the controller, whether the counter value exceeds a threshold value, and generating, by the controller, an alert when the counter value exceeds the threshold value and causing, by the controller, the alert to be displayed via a display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventor: Nathaniel Steven Doy
  • Patent number: 10150458
    Abstract: A hydraulics block having a piston-cylinder unit that can be driven by an electric motor via a gear in order to generate a brake pressure for a hydraulic non-muscular-energy vehicle brake system. An annular cavity is provided which encloses a piston of the piston-cylinder unit inside a cylinder, as a leakage chamber which communicates with a reservoir. Possible drag leakage is carried away in this manner. An end shield situated between the electric motor and the gear prevents lubricant or leakage from entering the electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Weh, Matthias Mayr
  • Patent number: 10137235
    Abstract: An embodiment of a peritoneal dialysis system includes an enclosure, a door hingedly attached to the enclosure, a stepper motor housed by the enclosure, a solid pump piston in operable communication with the stepper motor and including a solid pump shaft attached to or integrally formed with a solid pump head, and a disposable unit contacting the enclosure and the door. The disposable unit includes a moveable membrane operable with the solid pump head. The stepper motor is configured to move the solid pump head towards and away from the disposable unit. The system further includes a position detection apparatus operable with the stepper motor and located to provide an output indicative of a position of the solid pump head relative to a reference position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Don Busby, Peter Hopping, Robert Childers, Shahid Din, Brian Lauman, Rick Kienman, Ian Richardson, Joseph H. Bowman, Jr., Loren M. Lundtveit, Jose Alvaro, Bruce Ming-Da Eu, Sherwin Shang
  • Patent number: 10044178
    Abstract: A notification appliance enclosure is disclosed that facilitates convenient attachment and removal of a cover thereof. The enclosure may include a housing having at least one retaining catch extending from a first side thereof and at least one pivot catch extending from a second side thereof. The enclosure may further include a cover adapted to fit over the housing, the cover having at least one retaining catch recess and at least one pivot catch recess formed therein and adapted to receive the retaining catch and the pivot catch, respectively, to secure the cover against movement away from the housing when the cover and the housing are connected to one another. The cover may further include a catch release pocket adapted to receive the tip of a tool or implement for allowing the retaining catch and the retaining catch recess to be forcibly moved out of engagement with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: TYCO FIRE & SECURITY GmbH
    Inventor: James T. Roberts
  • Patent number: 10036375
    Abstract: A compressor assembly having a housing with a number of sound control chambers. A method of controlling a sound level of a compressor assembly having a step of providing a plurality of sound control chambers. A method of controlling a sound level of a compressor assembly having a step of eliminating an operator's line-of-sight view to noise producing components of the compressor assembly. Sound level of a compressor can be controlled by separating the internal volume of a housing which encases at least a portion of a pump assembly to create sound control chambers and/or eliminating an operator's line-of-sight view to noise producing components of the compressor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Gary D. White, Stephen J. Vos, Christina Wilson
  • Patent number: 9994101
    Abstract: The inside wall of a fuel tank, and a sub-component are provided with locking means in the form of complementary formations that allow the sub-component to be coupled to the inside surface of the fuel tank wall. Interlocking of the complementary formations is achieved by moving the sub-component towards the wall providing angular movement to the sub-component relative to the fuel tank. A biasing structure imparts a tension between the sub-component and the fuel tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventors: Jeff Yager, Daniel Butum, Kent T. Salvilla, William Matthew Foster, Daniel Hall, Billy L. Downey, Jr., Travis J. Donley
  • Patent number: 9982407
    Abstract: Provided is a method and a system for removal of oil under ice through an opening made into ice. The system includes oil booms extending under ice in two different directions from the opening so as to constitute an angle of less than 180 degrees between each other; an oil collection device placed in the opening; and a propulsion device placed on the level of the lower surface of ice at a distance from the opening in the area of the angle so as to provide a flow directed towards the opening between the oil booms in the area of the angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Lamor Corporation AB
    Inventor: Juha Muhonen
  • Patent number: 9974421
    Abstract: A cleaning appliance includes separating apparatus for separating dirt from a dirt-bearing fluid flow, a floor engaging rolling assembly housing a motor driven fan unit for drawing the fluid flow through the separating apparatus, a chassis connected to the rolling assembly, and a duct for conveying the fluid flow to the separating apparatus. To improve the stability of the appliance, the duct has an inlet section which is connected to the chassis for pivoting movement relative to the chassis as the appliance is maneuvered over a floor surface. An outlet section for coupling the inlet section to the separating apparatus is releasably connected to the rolling assembly to facilitate the removal of any blockages within the duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Adam Andrew Wishney, Damian Henri Lee, James Dyson, Peter David Gammack
  • Patent number: 9957682
    Abstract: Provided is a method and a system for removal of oil under ice through an opening made into ice. The system includes oil booms extending under ice in two different directions from the opening so as to constitute an angle of less than 180 degrees between each other; an oil collection device placed in the opening; and a propulsion device placed on the level of the lower surface of ice at a distance from the opening in the area of the angle so as to provide a flow directed towards the opening between the oil booms in the area of the angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Lamor Corporation AB
    Inventor: Juha Muhonen
  • Patent number: 9926921
    Abstract: A compressor assembly having a housing with a number of sound control chambers. A method of controlling a sound level of a compressor assembly having a step of providing a plurality of sound control chambers. A method of controlling a sound level of a compressor assembly having a step of eliminating an operator's line-of-sight view to noise producing components of the compressor assembly. Sound level of a compressor can be controlled by separating the internal volume of a housing which encases at least a portion of a pump assembly to create sound control chambers and/or eliminating an operator's line-of-sight view to noise producing components of the compressor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Gary D. White, Stephen J. Vos, Christina Wilson
  • Patent number: 9926961
    Abstract: An adaptor is used to couple a prime mover to an actuator. The adaptor includes a first portion that attaches to the prime mover and a second portion that attaches to the actuator. The outer surface of the first portion is defined by at least one flat portion connected by at least one arcuate portion. The second portion has a bore configured to accept the first portion, with an inner surface shaped to complement the outer surface of the first portion. A bore through the first portion accepts a drive shaft of the prime mover therethrough where the drive shaft is configured to engage the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Engelen
  • Patent number: 9835144
    Abstract: An atomizer includes a motor mounted in a housing. First and second cylinder units are received in the housing. The first cylinder unit includes a first piston and a first coupling bearing connected to the first piston. The second cylinder unit includes a second piston and a second coupling bearing connected to the second piston. An eccentric transmission shaft of the motor extends through the first and second coupling bearings of the first and second cylinder units. The first and second pistons of the first and second cylinder units move reciprocatingly when the motor operates. An intake check valve is mounted in an intake passage between an intake port of the first cylinder unit and an inlet of the housing. An outlet check valve is mounted in an outlet passage between an outlet port of the second cylinder unit and an outlet of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: Ming-Hsien Lee
  • Patent number: 9835159
    Abstract: A fuel pump includes a housing, a pump section disposed within the housing on a first side thereof, a motor section disposed within the housing on a second side thereof and communicating with the pump section, and an upper body closing an end of the housing on the second side. A fuel chamber, into which fuel flows from the pump section through the motor section toward the second side of the housing, and a first branch fuel path, which is connected to the fuel chamber, are provided between the upper body and a motor. A discharge port is connected to the fuel chamber. A supply port is connected to the first branch fuel path, and the fuel in the fuel chamber is provided to the supply port through the first branch fuel path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: AISAN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yoshihiko Honda
  • Patent number: 9828981
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pump unit that can be driven by an electric motor, in particular for providing vacuum for a pneumatic brake booster, including a pump housing that can be closed by a working-chamber cover and at least one elastic displacement element, wherein a working chamber is bounded between the displacement element and the working-chamber cover and wherein inlet valves and outlet valves and inlet channels and outlet channels associated with the valves are associated with the working chamber. According to the invention, in order to reduce noise emissions, devices for reducing a contact surface between the working-chamber cover and the pump housing are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Stephan Krebs, Jens Bacher, Heinrich Kreh, Lazar Milisic, Michael Jürging, Marcel Niepenberg, Jose Gonzalez, Karlheinz Seitz, Hans-Michael Koppel, Falk Petzold, Rolf Fellinger, Stefan Imhof, Thomas Oeffner, Paul Wiebe, Manfred Rüffer
  • Patent number: 9810210
    Abstract: The invention provides a peristaltic pump. The pump has a cavity for receiving a rotor and a flexible conduit, the rotor engaging the flexible conduit to displace fluid therein. A conduit retainer mechanism is provided for engaging the flexible conduit to assist with retention of the conduit in the cavity against displacement resulting from engagement between the conduit and the rotor. The conduit retainer mechanism including first and second jaws opposite to one another, defining between them a passageway for receiving the conduit, wherein one of the first and second jaws are spring biased to resiliently engage the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: CAPMATIC LTEE
    Inventor: Loris Bassani
  • Patent number: 9803632
    Abstract: An air compressor of weight-reduction type is disclosed, wherein the bearing and the main housing thereof are formed integrally, so that when the piston body conducts reciprocating motion within the cylinder at high frequencies, the bearing is firmly fixed on the main housing without nonfunctioning or falling off. Furthermore, the main housing and the cylinder thereof are made of plastic and formed integrally. The main housing is formed with a wind collecting hood to facilitate the air flow being introduced through the main housing for rapidly dissipating the heat generated by the bearing and the heat generated from the reciprocating motion of the piston body. Accordingly, the manufacturing cost of the air compressor can be reduced to achieve an economical design, and the weight of the air compressor can be reduced to facilitate the compressor being carried onto a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventor: Wen-San Chou
  • Patent number: 9751163
    Abstract: A method for producing a pendulum of a pendulum slide cell pump may include providing a prefabricated pendulum body and performing a post-machining operation on the pendulum body only at a plurality of contact locations at which the pendulum body contacts at least one of an inner rotor and an outer rotor of the pendulum slide cell pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Mahle International GmbH
    Inventors: Marco Kirchner, André Maeder, Christian Richter
  • Patent number: 9732738
    Abstract: A pumping device includes a working chamber and a piston provided to slide in the working chamber so as to vary the useful volume of the chamber during pumping, and anti-rotation elements for the piston. Advantageously, the anti-rotation elements include an index (107) mounted radially with respect to the axis of the piston and the device includes a longitudinal slot (108), the index being provided so as to move in the slot. Advantageously, the index (107) has two approximately parallel planar faces that extend longitudinally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: PULSSAR TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventor: Khaled Abousaleh
  • Patent number: 9719698
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a cooling apparatus for subsea applications with a shell and tube heat exchanger. The heat exchanger includes a longitudinal shell. The shell forms a cavity with a fluid inlet port and fluid outlet port. A bundle of tubes extends from an inlet plenum chamber with an inlet port and into the shell on the same side of the shell as a bundle of tubes extending from an outlet plenum chamber with an outlet port. At least one tube sheet seals against the shell cavity and the inlet and outlet plenum chambers. The bundle of tubes extending from the inlet plenum chamber is in fluid connection with the bundle of tubes extending from the outlet plenum chamber. A retrievable pump module with a sealed pump module housing is placed adjacent the heat exchanger and includes a motor driving an ambient sea water pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: KONGSBERG OIL & GAS TECHNOLOGIES AS
    Inventors: Eirik Archer, Marius Bjørn
  • Patent number: 9574716
    Abstract: A method of reducing leakage from a pipeline includes the steps of: pumping fluid through a pipeline using at least one pump, the at least one pump comprising a reversible, positive displacement fluid pump; detecting a leak in the pipeline downstream of the pump; reversing the at least one pump to draw fluid out of a downstream section of the pipeline; and redirecting the fluid being drawn from the pipeline into a storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: 1589549 Alberta Ltd.
    Inventor: Pradeep Dass