Plural Deflectors In Row Across Gas Flow Patents (Class 55/443)
  • Patent number: 10995666
    Abstract: A particle separator includes a separator body in a primary fluid passageway of a machine. The primary fluid passageway includes one or more bleed holes through which a diverted portion of the fluid flowing in the primary fluid passageway toward a volume of the machine is diverted into an auxiliary flow passageway that bypasses the volume and directs the diverted portion of the fluid toward one or more other components of the machine. The separator body is coupled with the inner wall and/or outer wall of the primary fluid passageway. The separator body includes an upstream edge positioned to separate at least some particles carried by the fluid from the fluid as the diverted portion of the fluid bends around and flows over the at least one upstream edge of the separator body and into the auxiliary flow passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Satoshi Atsuchi, Corey Bourassa, James R. Noel, Erich Alois Krammer, Byron Andrew Pritchard, Mehmet Dede
  • Patent number: 10913023
    Abstract: A rotating separator has a housing preventing separated liquid carryover. A plenum between the annular rotating separating filter element and the housing sidewall has one or more flow path separating guides minimizing the flow of separated liquid to the outlet. The flow path guides may include one or more fins and/or swirl flow dampers and/or a configured surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC
    Inventors: Chirag D. Parikh, Arun Janakiraman, Saru Dawar, Jerald J. Moy, Himani Deshpande, Brian W. Schwandt, Bridgette L. Meyer, Shiming Feng, Anna Balazy, Vincil A. Varghese, Benjamin L. Scheckel
  • Patent number: 9194265
    Abstract: A rotating separator has a housing preventing separated liquid carryover. A plenum between the annular rotating separating filter element and the housing sidewall has one or more flow path separating guides minimizing the flow of separated liquid to the outlet. The flow path guides may include one or more fins and/or swirl flow dampers and/or a configured surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Chirag D. Parikh, Arun Janakiraman, Saru Dawar, Jerald J. Moy, Himani Deshpande, Brian W. Schwandt, Bridgette L. Meyer, Shiming Feng, Anna Balazy, Vincil A. Varghese, Benjamin L. Scheckel
  • Patent number: 8992647
    Abstract: A droplet separator pack having at least two elongate lamella droplet separator profiles is described. Retaining strips that have a planar front and rear face and side faces adapted to the curved shape of the lamella droplet separator profiles are arranged between the lamella droplet separator profiles at at least one end thereof. The retaining strips include latching connection means for clipping together wherein the corresponding lamella droplet separator profiles are clipped together between adjacent retaining strips. In this manner droplet separator packs can be assembled in a simple manner at the place of installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Munters Euroform GmbH
    Inventor: Roland Krauss
  • Patent number: 8945291
    Abstract: This invention relates to an in-situ cleaning fixture for mist removal separator vane assemblies. The cleaning fixture includes an injection chamber with an inlet and a perforated plate which extends horizontally, substantially over the length of the mist removal separator vane assembly. A cleaning fluid source is connected to the injection chamber during a cleaning process. The injection chamber is designed to receive the cleaning fluid, pass the cleaning fluid through the holes formed in the plate, downwardly along a plurality of vanes in the mist removal separator vane assembly and into the drain trough. The in-situ cleaning fixture facilitates removal of scale build-up from the mist removal separator vane assembly and thereby restores the efficacy of the vanes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Company LLC
    Inventor: Padmanabha J. Prabhu
  • Publication number: 20140360362
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for separating particles within a gas flow traveling through a gas flow passage of an engine. In one embodiment, a particle separator includes a plurality of vanes positioned across a gas flow passage through which gas flow passes, the plurality of vanes angled with respect to a flow direction of the gas flow, and a particle trap for collecting separated particles, the particle trap disposed in the gas flow passage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Eric David Peters, Paul Lloyd Flynn
  • Publication number: 20140237963
    Abstract: Rotor suspension device in a centrifugal separator (10) for cleaning a flow of gas from particles contained therein. The rotor (14) is rotatably supported in a cantilevered manner at one of its ends in a stationary casing (12) by means of a bearing sleeve (40) resiliently connected to the casing (12) by means of an elastic member (46) configured to counteract shearing and tilting movements of the supported end of the drive shaft (25) of the rotor during operation such that the free end of the rotor has a substantially fixed position relative to an upper passage (32) of the casing (12) through which the rotor top extends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: 3NINE AB
    Inventors: Claes Inge, Peter Franzen
  • Patent number: 8790431
    Abstract: Air filter having a preseparator with an optimized intake geometry, wherein an outflow geometry of a preseparator is matched to an intake geometry of a filter element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Mann & Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Karlheinz Muenkel, Markus Kolczyk, Stefan Becker, Michael Heim
  • Patent number: 8790433
    Abstract: A moisture separator where a corrugated plate 43 is provided with a collecting plate 49 formed to cover a flat portion 74 and an upstream end of a slope portion disposed on a downstream side of the flat portion 74. The collecting plate 74 has an opening which opens to an upstream side in the direction of the wet steam flow S1. The collecting plate 49 is fixed to the slope portion at a base end. Between the collecting plate 49 and a body portion of the corrugated plate, a pocket section 47 and a drain duct section 48 are formed. The moisture contained in the wet steam S1 turns into droplets and enters the pocket section 47 and the drain duct section 48 from the opening of the collecting plate 49 and falls down the pocket section 47 and the drain duct section 48 respectively by gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kensuke Nishiura, Issaku Fujita, Jiro Kasahara
  • Patent number: 8679213
    Abstract: A dust collector for catching dust generated by temperature drop comprises a box, a plurality of separating boards, a plurality of catch boards, and a plurality of baffle boards. The separating boards partition the box to form an air flow channel. The catch boards and the baffle boards are staggered in the air flow channel; a portion of the catch boards are arranged in a central column to form a superimposition region along the vertical direction. The pores of the catch boards in the superimposition region are overlapped to make the air flow pour into the air flow channel easily. The baffle boards are staggered at the left or right of the catch boards, whereby the air flow takes more time to have a longer travel in the air flow channel, and dust is not accumulated in a single area but uniformly caught by the catch boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Rexchip Electronics Corporation
    Inventors: Chin Hsiu Lu, Chin Ming Wang
  • Patent number: 8673039
    Abstract: An enhanced vane bundle design that provides additional inlet chord area. An enhanced vane bundle for use in separator vessels includes top and bottom convexly-curved outlet baffles that extend horizontally from the outlet-side of the vane pack, the outlet baffles including a plurality of corresponding holes. The enhanced vane bundle further includes curved plates affixed to the convexly-curved outlet baffles, the curved plates and the convexly-curved outlet baffles define vertical pockets that extend vertically through an entirety of an outlet chord area on an outlet side of the enhanced vane bundle. The enhanced vane bundle further includes a plurality of tubes connecting the corresponding holes of the outlet baffles and extending vertically through the entirety of the outlet chord area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Peerless Mfg, Co.
    Inventor: William S. Asbury
  • Patent number: 8663353
    Abstract: A filter including multiple tanks connected in series by connecting ducts. In the filter a flow of gaseous flows encounters multiple obstacles in it, an effect of which is efficiently to block constituents with heaviest molecular weight, without substantially hindering diffusion of lighter constituents. This may be obtained by internal baffles, or by a bank of finer ducts, for example at an inlet of the filter. Such a filter may find application to separation of hydrogen and radon produced by nuclear waste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique
    Inventors: Pierre De Coninck, Christophe Brenneis, Guillaume Ranc
  • Patent number: 8663370
    Abstract: An engine crankcase breather for oil segregation, from blow-by gases, in an engine. The engine crankcase breather includes a housing with an inlet located in a downstream direction of the blow-by gases and an outlet. The breather also includes a baffle within the housing which poses a tortuous path for the blow-by gases, in order to segregate oil particles from the blow-by gases. The baffle includes a hook-shaped portion, in which the oil segregation takes place. The engine crankcase breather further includes a trough extending within the housing. The trough is aligned with the hook-shaped portion of the baffle, to collect the segregated oil from the blow-by gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Seth E. Slaughter, Arthur S. Lindell, Kathleen Nackers, Ronald P. Maloney
  • Patent number: 8657897
    Abstract: A wet gas separator providing superior separation of entrained droplets of liquids in a gas stream when compared with prior art wet gas separators. The wet gas separator of the present invention has a combination of: a gas inlet system with vanes that divide and direct the gas stream very evenly across the cross-sectional area of the inlet portion of the apparatus, a first stage Z-shaped de-entraining device at the upstream side of a wire mesh mist eliminator, and a gas outlet system having cyclones for removal of traces of re-entrained droplets. The apparatus of the present invention has capability of improving processing throughput by 50% when compared with prior art apparatus, with greater de-entrainment efficiency (achieving 99.7% removal of droplets larger than 10 microns in size).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Inventors: Zainab Kayat, Adam T. Lee, Farzad G. Tahmassi, Zakariah Bin Kasah, Hasni B. Haron
  • Patent number: 8657927
    Abstract: A filtration device 8 for filtering air used with a fuel vapor recovery system 100 may comprise a housing comprising an upper end 10 having at least one air inlet 18 and a lower end 12 having at least one air outlet 26, a first passageway 32 in fluid communication with the air inlet 18 and configured to increase the velocity of the air through the first passageway 32 compared to the air inlet 18, a collection cavity 34 in fluid communication the first passageway 32 and configured to reduce the velocity and abruptly change the direction of the air through the collection cavity 34 compared to the first passageway 32, a filter cavity 14 in fluid communication with the collection cavity 34 comprising a filtering media 16, and a clean air cavity 40 in fluid communication with the filter cavity 14 and the air outlet 26 of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Stoneridge, Inc.
    Inventors: James Rockwell, Paul Jamieson, Eric Matson
  • Patent number: 8657912
    Abstract: A dust collecting structure for an air-cooling electric apparatus includes a plurality of first vortex generating members which are disposed at a predetermined interval in a case and form a plurality of suction inlets; and a plurality of second vortex generating members which are disposed in an inner direction of the case and are spaced a predetermined distance apart from the suction inlets, wherein each of the first vortex generating members projects inside the case and has a shape that allows the air, which is sucked through the suction inlets by a suction fan, to generate a vortex near a rear end of the first vortex generating member, and wherein each of the second vortex generating members has a shape that divides the air into air streams and allows the air streams to generate a vortex near a rear end of the second vortex generating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-hyun Park, Jeong-ho Nho
  • Patent number: 8646404
    Abstract: A modular tire spraying system includes a downdraft spray booth for receiving a tire, a fluid delivery system disposed in the spray booth, a robot for transporting the tire to the spray booth, and a platform on which each of the spray booth, the fluid delivery system, and the robot is disposed. The fluid delivery system includes at least one spray gun for delivering a coating to the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Inventor: Todd E. Hendricks, Sr.
  • Patent number: 8580008
    Abstract: The invention hereby disclosed is a vertical filtering and separating suction machine of chips, steam and smoke for machining center, lathe machine or other machines, which operates by sudden changes of sucked air, thus generating hits which separate heavy particles, whose suction pipe extends almost up to the bottom of the rotor, which only uses filters at the end of the process of air purification, whose rotor has outer paddles modified in order to improve suction power and to cause more hits of air flow, and which includes an air pressure alarm showing the filter is saturated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventor: Tomio Ota
  • Patent number: 8506662
    Abstract: A proactive steam and mist removal apparatus is employed along a point of application of a rewet or steam shower system to remove excess steam and water droplets to prevent damage to machinery and products. The apparatus includes an internal chamber equipped with cooled baffles that promote condensation and a condensate collection mechanism. A vacuum source draws a stream of ambient steam and water droplets from the environment along a path into the chamber and a projected gas stream directs the stream into the chamber wherein at least a portion of the ambient steam condenses into condensate. The remaining portion of ambient steam is separated into water and cold air that is recycled as the projected gas. Steam and moisture that escape capture into the internal chamber are heated by a hot air blower that raises their relatively humidity so that the dried air dissipates harmlessly into the atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Tuomo Tapio Mäkinen
  • Patent number: 8500837
    Abstract: An enhanced vane bundle design that provides additional inlet chord area. An enhanced vane bundle for use in separator vessels includes top and bottom convexly-curved outlet baffles that extend horizontally from the outlet-side of the vane pack, the outlet baffles including a plurality of corresponding holes. The enhanced vane bundle further includes curved plates affixed to the convexly-curved outlet baffles, the curved plates and the convexly-curved outlet baffles define vertical pockets that extend vertically through an entirety of an outlet chord area on an outlet side of the enhanced vane bundle. The enhanced vane bundle further includes a plurality of tubes connecting the corresponding holes of the outlet baffles and extending vertically through the entirety of the outlet chord area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Peerless Mfg. Co.
    Inventor: William S. Asbury
  • Patent number: 8444732
    Abstract: A vane-type separator with pockets for removing solid and liquid particles entrained in a gaseous stream. Vanes are fabricated from a plurality of modular components which may be assembled to form vanes of varying lengths. The vanes include pockets with rounded leading edges to encourage particulate to impinge on the vane and move into the pockets by surface tension and aerodynamic forces. The vane-type separator allows for a higher gas stream velocity before particulate is found downstream of the vane-type separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: 800839 Alberta Limited
    Inventor: Rodney Allan Bratton
  • Patent number: 8419836
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for separating a liquid from a gas-liquid mixture. The apparatus has an enclosure having an inlet and an outlet defining a flow path for the gas-liquid mixture. The apparatus includes a plurality of plates in the enclosure that are arranged in the flow path between the inlet and outlet, with the plates being configured to coalesce liquid from the gas-liquid mixture contacting the plates. A reservoir may be in fluid communication with the plates and be positioned to receive fluid coalesced by the plates. The plates may be arranged so as to create a turbulent flow of the gas-liquid mixture flowing from the inlet toward the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Hydrotech, Inc.
    Inventor: Leonard Ardizzone
  • Patent number: 8388805
    Abstract: A coarse separator (10) for a power tool (2) is used for separating, at least partially, from an air flow (L), material particles (M) produced during operation of the power tool (2) and aspirated by a suction device (8), and includes an inlet opening (48) connectable with the suction head (6) of a suction device (8) that aspirates the particles, an outlet opening (40) for letting a purified air flow (L) out, and a lamella separator arranged between the inlet opening (48) and the outlet opening (40).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Oliver Ohlendorf
  • Publication number: 20130025086
    Abstract: A cyclonic separator and a vacuum cleaner which efficiently separates dust, collect the dust without re-scattering it and make low noise are provided. In a primary cyclone portion 10, a primary swirl chamber 12 swirls air containing dust sucked from a primary inlet 11, and thereby, separates a first dust and a second dust from the air containing dust to collect them respectively in a zero-order dust case 114 which is provided at a side of the primary swirl chamber 12 and communicates with a zero-order opening portion 113 provided at a side wall, and a primary dust case 14 provided at a lower side of the primary swirl chamber 12.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Sota Komae, Tsuyoshi Maeda, Junichiro Hoshizaki, Tomoo Kobayashi, Akihiro Iwahara, Masayoshi Izuka, Tadashi Fukushima, Kenji Yanagisawa, Daisuke Kondo
  • Patent number: 8357231
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for recovering moisture present in the atmosphere. The device comprises a collection structure with a water recovery surface which during use at least partly makes an angle with respect to the orientation of gravity. Further, the collection structure is detachably couplable to a reservoir for storing the recovered moisture. In addition, the collection structure is nestable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2013
    Assignee: P.M.M. Hoff Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Petrus Mattheus Maria Hoff
  • Patent number: 8343246
    Abstract: A separator is provided. The separator in which the flow is conducted using separation elements from an inflow to an outflow in such a manner that at reversal points media separators deposit a separation medium. Depending on the flow through them and the orientation with respect to the acceleration due to gravity, individually shaped separating elements are arranged in such a manner that at least two different paths of the flow along the separating elements in the separator form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Jürgen Geisner, Lutz Pinkepank
  • Patent number: 8328918
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mist eliminator system for gas scrubbers and the like. Said mist eliminator system comprises front and rear mist elimination layers in relation to the direction of the flow of gas, which layers are composed of respective rows of parallel mist elimination profiles, one layer of which being configured in the shape of a V or of an upturned V and the lateral sections of this layer extending away from the corresponding lateral sections of the other layer or extending in parallel thereto. Both mist elimination layers can be or are received on a single common carrier structure by a common lateral wall or a common supporting structure on which the lateral walls of the mist elimination layers are stationarily or detachably arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Munters Euroform GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Kanka, Matthias Jansen, Roland Krauss, Roman Kaiser
  • Patent number: 8313548
    Abstract: A method of designing a gas-solid separator that has an inner cylinder having a closed lower end and an opened upper end, and extending in a vertical direction; an outer cylinder that coaxially covers the inner cylinder from the outside and has a gas vent port formed on the upper end side of the inner cylinder and communicating with an exterior; and a plurality of axially extending long holes formed a side surface on the lower end side of the inner cylinder in a circumferential direction, one of long side edge parts of each of the long holes being provided with a guide blade that protrudes outward and is inclined circumferentially so as to cover the long hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignees: Japan Cooperation Center, Petroleum, Nippon Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichiro Fujiyama, Toshiaki Okuhara, Shigeko Okuhara, legal representative, Akira Uchiura
  • Publication number: 20120255266
    Abstract: An inertial filter may allow longer cleaning intervals as compared to conventional filters. The inertial filter may be used with devices such as ozone converters or heat exchangers in aircraft applications. The inertial filter may be a louvered inertial filter adapted to change the direction of a large portion of inlet air, forcing this large portion through louvers as clean outlet air. A small portion of air is permitted to continue in its original direction, carrying with it dust and particles. The small portion of air may be up to about 10 percent of the total air flow through the filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2011
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Applicant: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: KADER FELLAGUE
  • Publication number: 20120240536
    Abstract: A disc for a disc stack separator for a breathing system of a crankcase space of a combustion engine of a vehicle has an annular conical section and a central part located therein and having a plurality of openings. The conical section is provided on one side with ribs which are curved from the inner periphery of the conical section to the outer circumference of the conical section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Inventor: Jasper Den Dopper
  • Patent number: 8241379
    Abstract: A natural gas reclaimer device includes a pressure vessel with an inlet port and an outlet port. A conditioner is disposed in the pressure vessel to remove contaminants and stabilize the flow of natural gas received by the inlet port and prior to releasing the natural gas from the outlet port for subsequent use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: PTG Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Kraig R Gates
  • Patent number: 8216331
    Abstract: A separator is provided for separating liquids from a gas stream and has a plurality of separating profiles juxtaposed parallel to one another, each profile forming two curved deflection surfaces which lie opposite one another with the concave side laterally offset, wherein the deflection surfaces between them include a swirl chamber having an inlet gap and an outlet gap and terminate at their longitudinal edges in a projection that projects from the deflection surfaces and extends along the longitudinal edges. At least one of the projections has a first, substantially planar outer surface emanating from the deflection surface substantially transversely thereof and a second, substantially planar outer surface adjoining the first outer surface at an acute angle, so that the at least one projection forms a sharp edge that projects into the gas stream flowing along the deflection surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Rentschler Reven-Lüftungssysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Axel Müller, Sven Rentschler
  • Patent number: 8172930
    Abstract: A system for reducing the occurrence of fires in a fabric filter dust collection system. The system includes an elongated housing having a first end and a second end distal from the first end. A gas flow inlet is provided in flow communication with an interior portion of the housing for flow of gas and particulates from a source into the housing. A gas flow outlet is provided in flow communication with the housing for flow of gas and particulates out of the housing and into the dust collection system. An elongated spark arrestor is disposed in the housing between the first end and the second end. The spark arrestor has a plurality of spaced-apart, wedge-shaped members having a gap between adjacent members sufficient to interrupt the flow of combustible particles from the source to the dust collection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: SunCoke Technology and Development LLC
    Inventor: Michael P. Barkdoll
  • Patent number: 8157894
    Abstract: An impact filter suitable for a kitchen exhaust hood is provided with a grease trap to capture grease particles and channel the particles away. The trap can be of different configurations. The filter can be used in various processes to clean air streams, such as filtering processes for removing grease and other cooking exhaust particles and other processes for removing grease particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
    Inventors: Kui-Chiu Kwok, Russell Robison
  • Patent number: 8123844
    Abstract: The invention is directed at a mist eliminator for horizontal gas flow applications which is built as a combination of tubular and vane type elements and which is used to separate droplets from flue gas flows in a flue gas desulphurization (FGD).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: REA Plastik Tech GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Buthmann, Georg Neubauer, Detlef Weber
  • Patent number: 8118917
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for recovering moisture present in the atmosphere. The device comprises a collection structure with a water recovery surface which during use at least partly makes an angle with respect to the orientation of gravity. Further, the collection structure is detachably couplable to a reservoir for storing the recovered moisture. In addition, the collection structure is nestable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: P.M.M. Hoff Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Petrus Mattheus Maria Hoff
  • Patent number: 8097059
    Abstract: An exhauster bypass system 20 receives an input flow of gases and entrained fine solid particles 15 from a pulverizer 12 and separates the input flow into a particle-deficient gas flow and a particle-laden gas flow. The particle-deficient gas flow is provided to a fan of an exhauster assembly through a central outlet, while the particle-laden gas flow is provided to the exhauster assembly away from the fan through a bypass outlet. The bypass system includes a housing that provides a chamber for separating the particles from the hot gases to produce the particle-laden gas flow and a particle-deficient gas flow. The bypass system further includes a plurality of vertically stacked louvers disposed before the central outlet for separating the particles from the input gas flow. The outlet may include a seal or bypass fan in fluid communication with the bypass outlet to provide the particle-laden gas flow to the exhauster assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventor: Douglas Whitney Crafts
  • Patent number: 8083824
    Abstract: A gas-solid separator has: an inner cylinder 10 having a closed lower end 11 and an opened upper end 1, and extending in a vertical direction; and an outer cylinder 2 that coaxially covers the inner cylinder 10 from the outside and has a gas vent port 6 formed on the upper end side and communicating with an exterior, wherein a plurality of axially extending long holes 4 are formed on a side surface on the lower end 11 side of the inner cylinder 10 in a circumferential direction, one of long side edge parts of each of the long holes 4 is provided with a guide blade 5 that protrudes outward and is inclined circumferentially so as to cover the long hole 4, and in a section of the outer cylinder 2 that surrounds the plurality of long holes 4 of the inner cylinder 10, an inner diameter D1 of a lower part is larger than an inner diameter D2 of an upper part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Assignees: Japan Cooperation Center, Petroleum, Nippon Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichiro Fujiyama, Toshiaki Okuhara, Shigeko Okuhara, legal representative
  • Patent number: 8048184
    Abstract: A baffle tool operative to manually install and remove commercial grill baffles and filters has a longitudinally extensive handle. First and second filter plates pivotally attach to the handle and are operative to couple through a set of prongs with a commercial grill filter. An actuating handle is moveable relative to the longitudinally extensive handle. First and second linking rods extend between the filter plates and actuating handle, and transmit motion of the actuating handle to the first and second filter plates. Movement of the actuating handle thereby causes the filter plates to move relative to the longitudinally extensive handle. A lock is also provided for selectively locking the actuating handle to the longitudinally extensive handle and preventing motion therebetween, which facilitates the securement of a baffle to the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Inventor: Gary D. Evanson
  • Patent number: 8038755
    Abstract: A particle separator for an air inlet unit, comprising at least one inlet channel, for a fluid flow contaminated with particles, defined between two opposing fluid guide surfaces, narrowing in the fluid flow direction and opening in an outlet channel for particles, connected to at least one fluid channel for the purified fluid which leads away from the inlet channel in a region outside the inlet channel. A method for the purification of the fluid flow contaminated with particles whereby the above is led along one of the fluid guide surfaces, which is curved, at least in a part before the outlet channel, towards the interior of the inlet channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Eisenmann Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Apostolos Katefidis
  • Patent number: 7988756
    Abstract: A gas-solid separator has: an inner cylinder 10 having a closed lower end 11 and an opened upper end 1, and extending in a vertical direction; and an outer cylinder 2 that coaxially covers the inner cylinder 10 from the outside and has a gas vent port 6 formed on the upper end side of the inner cylinder and communicating with an exterior, wherein a plurality of axially extending long holes 4 are formed on a side surface on the lower end 11 side of the inner cylinder 10 in a circumferential direction, one of long side edge parts of each of the long holes 4 is provided with a guide blade 5 that protrudes outward and is inclined circumferentially so as to cover the long hole 4, and a part between the long holes 4 of the inner cylinder 10 is concaved in a center direction of the inner cylinder 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2011
    Assignees: Japan Cooperation Ctr., Petroleum, Nippon Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Yuichiro Fujiyama, Toshiaki Okuhara, Shigeko Okuhara, legal representative
  • Patent number: 7967885
    Abstract: An impact moisture separator for removing entrained liquids from a gas stream includes a plurality of outer vanes, each of the outer vanes oriented in a first direction; and a plurality of inner vanes, each of the inner vanes oriented in a second direction tilted away from the first direction by a specified angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Peerless Mfg. Co.
    Inventor: Mark A. Buzanowski
  • Patent number: 7947123
    Abstract: An impact filter suitable for a kitchen exhaust hood is provided with a grease trap to capture grease particles and channel the particles away. The trap can be of different configurations. The filter can be used in various system layouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2011
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Kui-Chiu Kwok, Russell Robison
  • Publication number: 20110094385
    Abstract: A natural gas reclaimer device includes a pressure vessel with an inlet port and an outlet port. A conditioner is disposed in the pressure vessel to remove contaminants and stabilize the flow of natural gas received by the inlet port and prior to releasing the natural gas from the outlet port for subsequent use.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Inventor: Kraig R. Gates
  • Patent number: 7931721
    Abstract: The invention relates to a droplet separating system for gas washers and similar, comprising at least one droplet separating layer and a rectifier layer which is arranged upstream in the direction of the flow of gas. The rectifier elements of the rectifier layer are arranged in the form of a V or an upturned V having opposite inclinations to the droplet separating profiles of the droplet separating layer. As a result, the rectifier layer is contaminated in a slow manner due to the increased performance of the droplet separating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Munters Euroform GmbH
    Inventors: Helmut Kanka, Hubert Wolf, Peter Wandres
  • Patent number: 7914595
    Abstract: In a conventional reflow furnace equipped with a fume removal device, fume solids adhere to the inside of piping connecting it to the removal device, and a great amount of trouble was required for removal of the fume solids. The present invention maintains a fumes-containing gas discharged from a furnace at a temperature of at least the liquefication temperature of the fumes until the gas reaches a removal device so that fume solids do not adhere to the inside of piping. A removal device installed on a reflow furnace according to the present invention comprises an elongated-hole filter and a labyrinth filter, and fumes are completely removed by both filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Senju Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideki Nakamura, Tsutomu Hiyama, Toshihiko Mutsuji
  • Patent number: 7905937
    Abstract: A two-stage blade-type mist eliminator is provided. In general, both stages include a plurality of impingement blades arranged to form a vaulted or inverted V-shaped profile. The first stage defines a larger included angle than the second stage. Advantageously, the corresponding terminal ends of each stage can be supported by a common support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Koch-Glitch, LP
    Inventor: Izak Nieuwoudt
  • Patent number: 7896937
    Abstract: A low-profile vapor-liquid separator, such as a steam-water separator is described having an inlet opening for receiving a flow of a vapor-liquid mixture and an outlet opening for exhausting the flow of a vapor-liquid mixture after removal of the liquid. A passageway that extending longitudinally between the inlet opening and the outlet opening has a plurality of spinner blades that rotate the liquid to a slot in the wall for removal. The separator has an unobstructed passageway with few slots that increases rotation and centrifugal separation. Due to its efficiency it may be made much smaller than predecessor separators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventor: Lorraine S. Miemiec
  • Publication number: 20100275561
    Abstract: An inertial separator comprising a tubular body, the tubular body comprises a composition comprising a polymer selected from the group consisting of a cyclic olefin polymer and a cyclic olefin copolymer, and, a polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane and/or a flame retardant and/or an anti-static additive, is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Publication date: November 4, 2010
    Applicant: PALL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joseph Edward Lundquist, Allan Thomas
  • Publication number: 20100242732
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed for removing water from gases produced from a hydrocarbon reservoir penetrated by a well, the apparatus comprising: a first conduit extending through the well for producing gases; a second conduit extending through the well for producing liquid hydrocarbons; a pump connected to pump liquid hydrocarbons from the hydrocarbon reservoir through the second conduit; and a gas dehydrator located in the first conduit below a ground surface for removing water from produced gases flowing through the first conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Inventor: Codey Alan Saville