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Fluid handling

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09/18/2014 > 134 patent applications in 72 patent subcategories.

20140261702 - Apparatus and method for collecting powder generated during film deposition process: An apparatus for controlling a flow of gas comprises a spiral path guiding member. The spiral path guiding member comprises at least two groups of guiding plates. Each guiding plate of each group is disposed in an axial direction to form a longitudinal axis. Each group is spaced apart in... Agent:

20140261695 - Apparatus and methods for providing natural gas to multiple engines disposed upon multiple carriers: Apparatus for providing natural gas from an external gas source to multiple engines disposed upon multiple carries includes a gas supply conduit mounted upon each carrier. Each gas supply conduit has a connector conduit engaged at one end therewith and being releasably engageable at the other end with the gas... Agent: Baker Hughes Incorporated

20140261701 - Collapsible air duct with inflatable insulative sleeve: A collapsible air duct with inflatable insulative sleeve for supplying preconditioned air from a remote source to aircraft and similar vehicles. The system includes first annular interior chamber substantially surrounded by an a non-rigid inflatable sleeve which provides a thermal barrier from adverse environmental conditions. The non-rigid inflatable sleeve is... Agent:

20140261709 - Control reliable pneumatic energy isolation valve with soft start function: A valve assembly includes a valve including an inlet and an outlet, and a soft start valve in a normally closed position and located upstream of the valve. The soft start valve opens when a percentage of an outlet pressure at the outlet of the valve to an inlet pressure... Agent: Ross Operating Valve Company

20140261708 - Devices and methods for manipulating deformable fluid vessels: A fluid container comprises a first vessel, a second vessel connected or connectable to the first vessel, and a sealing partition preventing fluid flow from the second vessel. The container further includes a spherical opening element initially supported within the second vessel by the sealing partition and configured to be... Agent: Genmark Diagnostics, Inc.

20140261711 - Efficiently and easily opening and closing a canister valve: The present disclosure relates to a method including the steps of receiving a canister in a canister connection housing. The canister includes a canister fitment and a canister valve. The housing includes a receiver fitment and a door. The method includes the step of lowering the receiver fitment of the... Agent:

20140261710 - Faucet dryer: A faucet with a forced air dryer. The forced air dryer provides forced air for drying an object adjacent the faucet water outlet.... Agent:

20140261704 - Gas regulator, control interface module, and methods for surgical applications: A regulator for regulating the pressure and flow of gas traveling between a gas inlet and a gas outlet. A first pressure regulator in fluid communication with the gas inlet and configured to prevent gas flowing downstream of the first pressure regulator from exceeding a first pressure. A first line... Agent: Nordson Corporation

20140261700 - High thermal transfer flow-through heat exchanger: A flow-through heater for heating a fluid comprises: a high thermal conductivity conduit-defining body shaped to provide, within the conduit-defining body, a helical-shaped or spiral-shaped conduit that extends between an inlet port and an outlet port; and one or more heating elements operatively connected to an exterior of the conduit-defining... Agent:

20140261696 - In-line valve with improved flow: An improved in-line fluid valve for use with low pressure fluid sources containing pollutants.... Agent:

20140261693 - Irrigation system with freeze protection and method: Apparatus and method are provided herein for causing and controlling the injection of antifreeze material into a water line of an irrigation system. The irrigation system comprises an antifreeze supply unit including an antifreeze storage container containing a liquid antifreeze coupled to a water line of the irrigation system. A... Agent: Rain Bird Corporation

20140261705 - Liquid transporting apparatus and liquid transporting method: A liquid transporting apparatus includes a driving section that transports a the liquid; a control section that controls the driving section, based on a control pattern; and an operation section that is operated to change the control pattern for controlling the driving section.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140261699 - Main valve with internal rigid structure: A valve assembly is described herein that includes a valve plate and a main valve contacting the valve plate, the main valve having an internal rigid structure and an outer shell, the internal rigid structure having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a side surface.... Agent: Mueller International, LLC

20140261706 - Media suction devices and methods: Devices and methods are provided for removing media from a culture vessel that decreases disruption of the interface between the cellular material and media within the vessel such that aspiration and removal of cells or cell clusters along with the media is minimized. In addition, the media fluid turbulence is... Agent: Janssen Biotech, Inc.

20140261703 - Method to detect valve deviation: Methods for detecting valve leakage and apparatus for the same are provided. In one embodiment, a method for detecting a valve leakage includes flowing a gas through a diverter valve, determining a pressure in a gas source provided to the diverter valve, comparing the determined pressure value with an expected... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.

20140261707 - Portable tanking system and method: Some embodiments include a method of providing substantially uninterrupted gas service by coupling at least one gas cylinder to a portable tanking assembly. The tanking assembly can include a cart including a rear frame and a coupled carrier frame supported on an axle with wheels. In some embodiments, the carrier... Agent: Pacific Gas And Electric Company

20140261712 - Skimmer system: A method and device for extracting fluid from a body of fluid is has a bellows with a feed system interfaced to a first end of the bellows. A floating head is interfaced to a distal second end of the bellows and has one or more buoyancy elements. The buoyancy... Agent:

20140261694 - Valve with fail-safe device: A power operated valve for controlling fluid flow is provided with a fail-safe device responsive to failure of the power supply to the valve to shut-off fluid flow. A valve member is coupled to linear actuator for movement towards and away from a closed position for controlling fluid flow through... Agent: Kohler Mira Limited

20140261698 - Wafer carrier with temperature distribution control: Wafer carrier arranged to hold a plurality wafers and to inject a fill gas into gaps between the wafers and the wafer carrier for enhanced heat transfer and to promote uniform temperature of the wafers. The apparatus is arranged to vary the composition, flow rate, or both of the fill... Agent: Veeco Instruments Inc.

20140261697 - Water treatment system tank selector valve assembly: A valve assembly for a twin tank-type water treatment system includes and a tank selector valve assembly that includes first and second rotary selector valves driven in concert with another by a reversible electric motor. The motor drives the first and second selector valves between (a) a first position in... Agent: Clack Corporation

20140261713 - Fluid path set with turbulent mixing chamber, backflow compensator: A fluid path set includes a first fluid line having a proximal end fluidly connectable to a source of a first fluid and a second fluid line having a proximal end fluidly connectable to a source of a second fluid. A flow mixing device is in fluid communication with distal... Agent: Medrad, Inc.

20140261714 - Advanced valve actuator with true flow feedback: A valve and actuator assembly that includes a valve configured to control a flow of liquid into a coil or heat exchanger. The valve and actuator assembly further includes a valve actuator configured to control opening and closing of the valve via positioning of a valve closure member. The valve... Agent: Schneider Electric Buildings, LLC

20140261717 - Dialysis control valve having self-cleaning mode: A valve system is provided that includes an electromechanical solenoid, a gas valve including a magnetic flapper, a power source in electrical communication with the electromechanical solenoid, and a controller. The controller is configured to control the power source to supply an intermediate voltage that causes the electromechanical solenoid to... Agent: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.

20140261718 - Main stage in-line pressure control cartridge with optional reverse flow function: A main stage in-line pressure control cartridge. The cartridge selectively controls flow in-line in the same direction as opposed to directing flow at a 90 degree angle like other cartridges. A tubular poppet can be mounted into a body and has a sliding control sleeve that can expose radial holes... Agent:

20140261715 - Reducing pressure drop buildup in bio-oil hydroprocessing reactors: A method is provided involving reducing a pressure drop across a hydroprocessing reactor having a reactor feed and producing a hydroprocessing product, where the reactor feed includes a bio-oil feed and a hydrocarbon diluent; and the step of reducing the pressure drop comprises stopping or substantially reducing the bio-oil feed... Agent: Syntroleum Corporation

20140261719 - System and method for regulating a constant positive pressure differential within a container: A system and method for regulating a constant positive pressure differential within a container in order to maintain the waterproof integrity of the container. In one embodiment, the system for regulating a constant positive pressure differential within a container is comprised of a valve member, a control member, and an... Agent:

20140261716 - Systems and methods for fluid pump outlet pressure regulation: Fluid pump pressure regulation systems and methods have a valve body with a bore and a valve spool. The valve spool connects a first and second port to a third port in different valve spool positions. The first port is in fluid communication with an output of a fluid pump... Agent: Husco Automotive Holdings LLC

20140261720 - Flameless fluid heater: Heat from a rotating prime mover(s) driving a fluid shear pump, heat from the prime mover and any exhaust heat generated by the prime mover is collected. The heat energy collected from all of these sources is transmitted through heat exchangers to a fluid where heat energy is desired. This... Agent: Conleymax Inc.

20140261721 - System and method for acoustic focusing hardware and implementations: The present invention is a method and apparatus for acoustic focusing hardware and implementations.... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation

20140261722 - Auxiliary mobile power system: The present disclosure is directed to a hydraulic vehicle power system. The auxiliary mobile power system may be configured to supply power to at least one auxiliary function and a primary hydraulic system for a vehicle. The auxiliary mobile power system may include a hydraulic pump configured to provide hydraulic... Agent: Diversified Products, LLC

20140261723 - Bidirectional fluid flow valve and method: The present disclosure relates to a bidirectional valve design that provides for more rapid deflations/evacuation of fluid flow and in one example includes a valve body, a spindle piston movably coupled in a bore of the valve body and an electronically controllable motor that moves the spindle valve between a... Agent: Kap Medical

20140261724 - Balanced port sense profile for improved capacity performance: A fluid regulating device includes a regulator valve having an inlet, an outlet, and a valve port disposed between the inlet and the outlet. An actuator is coupled to the regulator valve and includes a valve disc that displaces along a longitudinal axis to open and close the fluid regulating... Agent: Emerson Process Management Regulator Technologies, Inc.

20140261728 - Compressed natural gas pressure regulator protective bracket: A protective bracket for a compressed natural gas pressure regulator mounted in an engine compartment of a motor vehicle is disclosed. The compressed natural gas pressure regulator is disposed between a natural gas pressurized tank and an intake system for an internal combustion engine within the engine compartment, and the... Agent:

20140261732 - Efficiently and easily opening and closing a canister valve: The present disclosure relates to a canister connection apparatus designed to efficiently and easily connect a pressurized canister to an external system.... Agent:

20140261729 - Filter with integrated baffle: An airbag assembly may include an airbag and an inflator in fluid communication with the airbag. The inflator may have a first chamber containing a first gas source and a second chamber containing a second gas source. A filter module may be positioned to filter and redirect gas flows from... Agent: Autoliv Asp, Inc.

20140261730 - Fire hydrant cover with water pressure indicator system: Devices, systems and methods for visually indicating the presence of a fire hydrant and the range of gallons per minute water flow associated with the hydrant.... Agent:

20140261731 - Fire hydrant pressure indicator: Devices, systems and methods for visually indicating the presence of a fire hydrant and the range of gallons per minute water flow associated with the hydrant by using a single-piece fire hydrant cover.... Agent:

20140261725 - Piping stick systems and methods: Embodiments of a piping stick and methods of manufacturing and using a piping stick are disclosed herein. The piping stick can define a scalable volume including a plurality of piping sections and a plurality of control sections. The non-connected in his of the piping sections of the piping stick can... Agent:

20140261726 - Valve exerciser for an emergency shutoff valve of a steam turbine and method for using the same: An apparatus for exercising an emergency shutoff valve of a steam turbine and methods for operating the same are disclosed herein. A cover of the valve exerciser mounts on top of an emergency shutoff valve body and through a stroker bolt threadingly engaged with the shutoff valve lever arm, the... Agent:

20140261727 - Vial adapter for side engagement of vial cap: A vial adapter for side engagement of a vial cap includes a needleless connector having a housing and defining one or more fluid pathways therein; an elongated piercing spike operatively coupled to the needleless connector, the elongated piercing spike having a longitudinal axis and one or more channels for fluid... Agent:

20140261733 - Processing chamber gas delivery system with hot-swappable ampoule: Disclosed are apparatus and methods for supplying a constant flow of precursor gas to a processing chamber. The apparatus described, and methods of use, allow a precursor ampoule to be removed from the gas delivery system without interrupting the process.... Agent:

20140261735 - Automatic vacuum sewerage solids cleaning systems and methods: This application discloses novel vacuum break devices useful in automatic vacuum flushing systems. The vacuum break devices are capable of rapidly breaking the vacuum in a storage tank of a sewer line, thus enabling efficient flushing of sediments and cleaning of the sewer system. The invention also provides automatic vacuum... Agent:

20140261734 - Electromechanical apparatus system and methods for dispensing or purging fluids: An improved electromechanical apparatus for injecting or purging fluids on demand is disclosed. Also disclosed are systems and methods for using the apparatus, including automatic fertilizer injection/injecting and water line purging systems for use in lawn maintenance. The apparatus can be located in a main water line before the distribution... Agent:

20140261736 - Fluidics system for sequential delivery of reagents: The invention provides a passive fluidics circuit for directing different fluids to a common volume, such as a reaction chamber or flow cell, without intermixing or cross contamination. The direction and rate of flow through junctions, nodes and passages of the fluidics circuit are controlled by the states of upstream... Agent: Life Technologies Corporation

20140261737 - Gate valve with track cleanout: Methods, systems, and apparatus for a gate valve include a valve body having an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface and the outer surface defining an inlet, an outlet, and a fluid path therebetween, a track defined in the inner surface, the track defining a bottom surface;... Agent: Mueller International, LLC

20140261739 - Dense phase pump with easily replaceable components: A dense phase pump has two housings that are attached together using a single releasable fastener. The fastener can be released to allow the two housings to be separated thereby providing access to replaceable components. The replaceable components may include one or more pinch valves or one or more barrier... Agent: Nordson Corporation

20140261738 - Self-draining ullage fuel tank systems and related methods: Self-draining ullage fuel tank system and related methods are described. An example fuel tank apparatus includes a fuel tank and a ullage tank positioned at an elevation relative to the fuel tank. The example fuel tank apparatus also includes a fluid path to fluidly couple a cavity of the fuel... Agent:

20140261740 - System for detecting a valve replacement kit and a method of use thereof: A system for detecting a valve replacement element including a flush valve including a fluid inlet, a fluid outlet, and a main valve element adapted for movement between a first position in which the fluid inlet and the fluid outlet are in fluid isolation, and a second position in which... Agent:

20140261741 - Rapid-connect coupler with vent-holes: An embodiment includes a coupling system having a rapid-connect coupler configured to engage a male fuel receptacle to convey a fluid. The coupling system may be configured to transition between a coupled configuration and a de-coupled configuration. When transitioning between configurations, significant pressure may build up inside various coupling orifices... Agent: Macro Technologies, LLC

20140261746 - Methods and systems for improving the operation of transmissions for motor vehicles: A pressure regulator valve to replace the pressure regulator valve of a “factory installed” automotive transmission has a pressure regulator balance circuit provided internally within a first portion of the pressure regulator valve. The pressure regulator valve also has a decrease exhaust circuit provided internally within a second portion of... Agent:

20140261745 - Projection welded pressure relief valve assembly: This invention relates to a pressure relievable tank comprising a cylinder, a pressure relief valve having a housing with an upper end, a lower end and a sidewall disposed therebetween, a flange connected the upper end of the housing, and a bottom having a central aperture and an upwardly facing... Agent:

20140261742 - Thermal pressure relief devices and related systems and methods: Apparatus, methods and systems for inspecting and/or sensing defects in a thermal pressure relief device. The thermal pressure relief apparatus may comprise a bulb having a fluid therein. In some implementations, a sensor may be used to determine whether the fluid within the bulb exceeds a fill level threshold. Upon... Agent: Gm Global Technology Operations LLC

20140261744 - Thermostatic valve: A thermostatic valve is provided. The thermostatic valve includes a first seat, a second seat spaced axially apart from the first seat, and a shuttle. The shuttle is located between the first seat and the second seat, has a first side and a second side axially opposite the first side,... Agent:

20140261743 - Water valve with supported opening function: Water valves and methods of regulating fluid flow for low ambient pressure water sources that reduce the amount of filtration needed for valve mechanisms operating in the water source.... Agent:

20140261747 - Mixing valve assembly for faucet: A mixing valve for a faucet includes a body configured to receive therein end portions of a fluid supply line and a fluid outlet line, and a coupler. The coupler is configured for insertion through a sidewall of the body to engage features of the fluid supply line and the... Agent: Kohler Co.

20140261748 - Valve mechanism with frangible plug: A valve mechanism is herein described that utilises a frangible plug. The valve mechanism comprises a valve body having an inlet port and an outlet port and a passageway extending therebetween. The valve mechanism comprises a frangible plug that is held within the valve body to block the passageway when... Agent: Kidde Technologies, Inc.

20140261750 - Capacitive sensing faucet including a conductive polymer: A capacitive sensing faucet is provided. In one exemplary embodiment, the faucet includes a a faucet body hub; a spout coupled to the faucet body hub; an insulator defining a capacitive coupling between the faucet body hub and the spout, wherein the insulator is formed from an electrically conductive polymer;... Agent:

20140261749 - Faucet assembly: A touch-free faucet provides control over flow and/or temperature by detecting object presence in one or more detection zones. In one embodiment, the faucet provides for continuous-flow water flow wherein the spout of the faucet pours water for a period of time regardless of whether an object is detected in... Agent:

20140261751 - Pressure balance unit: A pressure balance unit for a valve assembly includes a first shell having a tongue extending therefrom, a second shell having a groove indented therein, and a sliding element having a shaft defining an axis. The groove in the second shell is configured to receive the tongue from the first... Agent: Kohler Co.

20140261752 - Replaceable blade: A flexible structure inflation device, comprising an inflation assembly configured for insertion between first and second overlapping film layers of a web of material, the inflation assembly having a fluid conduit configured directing a fluid in between the layers to inflate the web; and a cutting member held magnetically in... Agent: Pregis Innovative Packaging Inc.

20140261754 - Attachment for different air valves: An air valve connecting device or attachment includes a housing having an inlet mouth, a sliding member slidably engaged in the housing and extendible out of the housing, the sliding member includes two pathways and two chambers communicating with each other, two gaskets are engaged into the chambers of the... Agent: Beto Engineering & Marketing Co., Ltd.

20140261753 - Rubber composition and design for snap-in tire valve: A snap-in tire valve for mounting in a valve hole in a wheel rim, having a valve body and a resilient member having an overall shape including a groove and a rib adapted to snap into and be retained in the hole. The resilient member may include a rubber that... Agent: The Gates Corporation

20140261755 - Clog retarding filtering apparatus for inlet fluid into a pressure chamber of a sprayer: To assist the filtering from a tank into the inlet port of the pressure chamber of a sprayer, an additional pumping structure is attached to the pumping mechanism of the sprayer. A hose extends into the tank of the sprayer and draws fluid from the tank into the additional pumping... Agent:

20140261756 - Vacuum isolation valve: The vacuum isolation valve includes a housing installed between a chamber and a chamber cleaning gas supply and including a tube connecting the chamber to the chamber cleaning gas supply, a tube isolator formed at a predetermined position of the tube, a first blocking unit installed to the housing, and... Agent: Mst Engineering Co., Ltd.

20140261757 - Flow channel device, particle sorting apparatus, particle outflow method, and particle sorting method: A flow channel device includes an inflow unit into which a transfer fluid that transfers particles is caused to flow, a first outflow unit including an inflow port into which a part of the transfer fluid caused to flow from the inflow unit is caused to flow, a holding unit... Agent: Sony Corporation

20140261758 - Connector assembly for syringe system: A connector assembly for a fluid delivery system includes a conical body defining an interior cavity and a discharge outlet, the discharge outlet defining an internal passage in fluid communication with the interior cavity; and a connector removably attached to the discharge outlet. The connector includes a central body configured... Agent: Medrad, Inc.

20140261759 - Valve box system: A valve box system is disclosed for providing operators with access to utility lines such as municipal water and gas systems. This valve box system provides alignment between its multiple sections and a four-notched upper section for a better interface with an adjustment tool. The result is an efficient system... Agent:

20140261760 - Tapping sleeve tightening assembly: A tapping sleeve assembly comprising a sleeve having first and second shells, a gasket, a connection assembly comprising first and second side bar elements connected to the first and second shells, respectively, multiple lugs extending from the first and second side bar elements, and a bolt extending between each of... Agent:

20140261761 - Method of and apparatus for supply and recovery of target material: An EUV light source target material handling system is disclosed which may comprise a droplet generator having a target material reservoir in which the target material may be replenished while a nozzle portion of the droplet generator is maintained at temperature. Also disclosed is a system for selectively draining spent... Agent:

20140261762 - Pipeline heater: A system for heating fluid lines to prevent freezing and ice build up. A heated fluid line is utilized within the pipeline to achieve improved thermal transfer.... Agent: Certek Heat Machine Inc.

20140261763 - Water and heat waste reduction techniques: In still other aspects, a user's ending use of water service a plumbing may also trigger an ending spray of handled parts of those fixtures and, optionally, a soap or antiseptic spray or other secretion. The same technology may be applied to other handles and fixtures, like door handles or... Agent:

20140261764 - Dehumidification apparatus: Dehumidification apparatus including a cooled core coupled to an external cooling source, at least first and second relatively humid air inlet pathways leading to the cooled core and at least first and second relatively dry air outlet pathways leading from the cooled core, the outlet pathways being in heat exchange... Agent: Water-gen Ltd.

20140261765 - Expansion valve and vibration-proof spring: An expansion valve includes a vibration-proof spring that develops the sliding resistance by biasing a shaft. The vibration-proof spring includes a base portion constituted by a circular plate having a hole, through which the actuating rod can be inserted, in the central region, a plurality of spring portions, which is... Agent: Tgk Co., Ltd.

20140261766 - Hose reel assembly: A reel assembly includes a rotatable member that rotates about a first axis to wind and unwind a hose from the rotatable member, where the rotatable member also rotates about a second axis that is substantially perpendicular to the first axis. A housing substantially encloses the rotatable member and has... Agent: Great Stuff, Inc.

20140261767 - Faucet base ring: An insulator base for an electronic faucet includes a housing supporting a light assembly and a connecting wire electrically coupled to the light assembly. A polymer housing secures the light assembly and the connecting wire within the housing. A non-conductive exterior film allows the isolation base to match the finish... Agent: Masco Corporation Of Indiana

20140261768 - Drainage system for screened enclosure: Embodiments of the invention provide a drainage channel in a floor member of a screened enclosure wall frame. The drainage channel facilitates drainage (typically of water from inside the screened enclosure to outside the screened enclosure), while also providing a barrier to insects and other pests. In a first embodiment,... Agent:

20140261769 - Architectural wall drain assembly: A drain cover assembly includes a face plate having at least one hole to allow water to flow from a drainage pipe located in a retaining wall. The face plate includes a first pair of flanges and a second pair of flanges, both of which extend substantially perpendicular to the... Agent:

20140261770 - Septic system with overflow discharge system: An embodiment of a septic system comprises a primary tank, a wastewater inlet, and a passive overflow discharge system. The wastewater inlet is in fluid communication with the interior cavity of the primary tank, and the passive overflow discharge system comprises an overflow repository that is in fluid communication with... Agent:

20140261771 - Polymer manhole base: A polymer manhole base comprising a base portion having an upper surface. An annular sidewall may extend upward from the base portion and may circumscribing the upper surface. The annular sidewall may have a diameter. A thickness of the annular sidewall may less than 1/12th of the diameter.... Agent:

20140261772 - Leakage prevention device for a valve: A valve includes a plug mounted to a lower end of a valve rod for opening or closing a fluid passage in the body. The valve rod extends through a cap and a stretchable jacket. The stretchable jacket includes first and second ends and a deformation section between the first... Agent:

20140261773 - Automatic drain for fuel processor: An automatic water drain apparatus includes a reservoir, a fluid inlet, and a fluid outlet. A first valve member is moveable between an open position for admitting fluid to the reservoir via the fluid inlet and a closed position for preventing admission of fluid to the reservoir. A second valve... Agent:

20140261774 - Needle fill valve: A needle fill valve, in which a bearer is set on the top of a body, the bearer is covered on an upper cover, a front cavity is set on the front side of the bearer, an inner cavity is set on the location corresponding to the front cavity for... Agent:

20140261775 - Pipe valve control and method of use: The present invention applies to flowing wells. Within a flowing well, production tubing moves fluid upward under immense pressures and is greatly exposed to damage, either accidental, or intentional. Recently, there is increased concern in protecting our production wells from damage, either natural or man-made. The present invention is designed... Agent:

20140261776 - Safety isolation plug fittings and methods of use: A safety isolation plug fitting for detecting pressurized fluid in a pipe may include a body defining an inlet adapted to be in fluid communication with the pipe, an outlet, and a passageway extending between the inlet and the outlet. A valve assembly may be seated in the passageway and... Agent:

20140261777 - Excess flow shut-off device: Disclosed therein is an excess flow shut off device which is operated under the same conditions by integrally modulating an opening and closing member, a support member for supporting the opening and a blocking member for blocking a passage by the opening and closing member. The excess flow shut off... Agent:

20140261778 - High integrity pressure protection system (hipps) manifold system and method: Embodiments of the invention provide a high integrity pressure protection system (HIPPS) manifold including a housing providing a flow path between a process fluid line and a sensor, a first ball valve positioned within the housing and selectively allowing and inhibiting flow through the flow path, and a second ball... Agent:

20140261781 - Adjustable temperature regulatd faucet: A faucet includes a mixing chamber, a cold water actuator, a hot water actuator, a cold water actuator, and a valve assembly. The mixing chamber is in fluid communication with a spout. The bypass chamber is operably coupled to a source of cold water. The cold water actuator is operably... Agent:

20140261779 - Fluid control valve and assembly: A concentric cartridge for fluid mixing valve includes an inlet adapter configured to receive a first fluid and a second fluid, a pressure balance unit, a volume control plate rotatably coupled to the pressure balance unit and positioned between the inlet adapter and the pressure balance unit, a temperature control... Agent: Kohler Co.

20140261780 - Integrated solenoid valve for an electronic faucet: The present disclosure relates to a solenoid valve assembly for an electronic faucet. A solenoid coil of the valve assembly may be mounted to a printed circuit board for controlling the solenoid coil. An auxiliary port may be used to control one or more additional dispensing devices.... Agent: Masco Corporation Of Indiana

20140261782 - Pressure relief valve assembly: A pressure relief valve assembly includes a housing, a diaphragm assembly separating the housing into a sensing pressure section and a tank pressure section, the sensing pressure section configured to sense both atmospheric pressure and the pressure in the tank pressure section and the tank pressure section is configured to... Agent: Eaton Corporation

20140261783 - System and method for a diaphragm valve controlled through measurement of water pressure and solenoid opening time: A flush valve system is provided having an inlet and an outlet, and a main valve element adapted for transition between a closed position and an open position is disclosed. The flush valve further includes a control chamber in communication with the inlet, and a vent outlet in communication with... Agent:

20140261784 - Flow control and gas metering process: A system for controlling a flow may be provided. The system may comprise a first flow controller and a gas density meter. The gas density meter may be in fluid communication with the first flow controller. The gas density meter may be configured to calculate a gas density for a... Agent:

20140261785 - Back pressure valve: A back pressure valve comprises a pressure regulator housing affixed to a pressure controller housing and a diaphragm disposed between the pressure regulator housing and the pressure controller housing. In one aspect, the back pressure valve includes a valve member moveable between a fully open position and a fully closed... Agent: Flomatic Corporation

20140261786 - Drain systems: A drain valve comprising: a head; and a cantilevered spring coupled at one end to the head and at an opposite end to a portion of a drain system such that when the cantilevered spring is biased to a normally closed position, the head obstructs a hole. In some embodiments,... Agent:

20140261788 - Gas vent with low-pressure relief valve for landfills: A gas vent for a landfill includes a sub-surface gas collection manifold for collecting sub-surface gas from beneath a geomembrane. Preferably, the collection manifold includes a plenum for receiving sub-surface gas. A conduit is connected to and extends upwardly from the plenum, with the conduit communicating with the interior volume... Agent: Watershed Geosynthetics LLC

20140261787 - Pressure regulator: A pressure regulator includes a housing having an upper housing portion and a lower housing portion, the lower housing portion defining an annular recess and the upper housing portion having a bottom surface, an annular protrusion extending from the bottom surface, a diaphragm disposed between the upper housing portion and... Agent: Marshall Excelsior Co.

20140261789 - Backwater valve assembly and method: The present disclosure is directed to a backwater valve assembly comprising a main valve body, a flapper sub-assembly, and a cap. The main valve body has an inner wall that can define a recess into which the flapper sub-assembly can be removably secured. The flapper sub-assembly includes at least one... Agent: Oatey Co.

20140261790 - Poppet valve with integrated dampener: A poppet valve with an integrated dampener is disclosed. In some embodiments, the valve includes a poppet guide with a stem and a hollow poppet is disclosed. The hollow poppet receives the poppet guide stem therein, thereby defining an internal cavity. The poppet is movable relative to the poppet guide... Agent: National Oilwell Varco, L.p.

20140261791 - Laboratory testing-based valve prognostics: The claimed method and system develops a useful lifetime profile for a component of a process control device, such as a valve, and uses that lifetime profile to determine a projected remaining lifetime for the device component in operation. The lifetime profile is developed from using real world operational data... Agent: Fisher Controls International LLC

20140261792 - Regulating valve opening controlling system: A regulating valve opening controlling system includes a regulating valve characteristic information database that stores characteristic information of each individual regulating valve, in relation to a model number of each individual regulating valve, a regulating valve model number information storage portion that stores model number information of the regulating valve,... Agent: Azbil Corporation

20140261793 - Device and method for finding the center and reading the setting of an implantable medical device: A centering tool and a combined centering-indicator tool for finding the magnetic center and indicating the setting of an implantable adjustable valve. The centering and combined centering-indicator tools include a magnetic capsule movable within a cavity to a target located on the tool when the magnetic capsule is centered over... Agent: Medtronic Xomed, Inc

20140261794 - Quick disconnect connector assembly: A quick-disconnect connector assembly includes a housing having a bore that extends up to but not through a first end of the housing. The connector assembly also includes a proximity switch disposed within the bore, and the proximity switch includes a switch body, a first contact member, and a second... Agent: General Equipment And Manufacturing Company, Inc., D/b/a Topworx, Inc.

20140261795 - Pressure regulators with filter condition detectors: Example pressure regulators with filter condition detectors are described herein. In one example described here, a regulator includes a body having an inlet and an outlet and a flow control member interposed between the inlet and the outlet to regulate a fluid pressure at the outlet. The example regulator also... Agent: Emerson Process Management Regulator Technologies, Inc.

20140261796 - System for extracting liquid from a pipeline and method for producing such a system: A system for extracting liquid from a pipeline includes a flexible elongate member having a first end and including a conduit having an intake port proximate the first end for receiving the liquid therein. The system also includes a camera arrangement attached to the first end of the flexible elongate... Agent: Ulc Robotics Inc.

20140261797 - Tube fitting having integrated tee fitting: A tube fitting according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a housing and a tee fitting integrated with the housing to form a monolithic structure.... Agent: United Technologies Corporation

20140261798 - Pumping device for sucking or draining fluid: A pumping device includes a seal cap unit including a cap, an air relief member connected with the cap, and a regulating member connected with the air relief member. The cap has an air inlet hole and an air outlet hole. The air outlet hole has a through hole. The... Agent:

20140261799 - Simplified liquid outlet valves, pumps and refill units: Exemplary simplified outlet valves, pumps and refill units are disclosed herein. An exemplary inverted refill unit for a dispenser includes a container and a pump secured to the bottom of container. The pump has a liquid inlet valve and a liquid outlet having an annular housing. One or more liquid... Agent: Gojo Industries, Inc.

20140261800 - Transfer pump launder system: Disclosed is a transfer pump having a pump base with a pump chamber, tangential discharge and an outlet in the top surface of the pump base. A riser tube extends from the outlet and terminates at a launder in order to move molten metal out of a vessel with relatively... Agent:

20140261801 - Double flanged off-set valve assembly: A valve assembly for mounting a pump to a storage tank of a vehicle includes an upper flange, a lower flange, and a wall extending axially between the upper flange and the lower flange, the lower flange being offset by the wall relative to the upper flange to facilitate installation... Agent: Marshall Excelsior Company

20140261802 - Vacuum isolation device: A vacuum isolation device includes: a frame seat, at least one gas hole portion being formed thereon; a seal band set, configured on one side of the frame seat; a door plate element, mounted on the seal band set; and a vacuum generating device, connected with the gas hole portion,... Agent: Becquerel & Sievert Co., Ltd.

20140261803 - High strip rate downstream chamber: A gas chamber contains upper and lower chamber bodies forming a cavity, a heating chuck for a wafer, a remote gas source, and an exhaust unit. Gas is injected into the cavity through channels in an injector. Each channel has sections that are bent with respect to each other at... Agent:

20140261805 - Gas distribution apparatus for directional and proportional delivery of process gas to a process chamber: In some embodiments, a gas distribution apparatus may include: a manifold having a gas inlet to receive a process gas from a fast gas exchange unit and a first gas outlet to provide the process gas to a first gas delivery zone; a plurality of flow restrictors fluidly coupled to... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.

20140261804 - Solenoid operated valve with constant bleed port: A pressure balanced solenoid operated valve includes a solenoid portion having a coil. A valve member portion is connected to the solenoid portion. The valve member portion has a body including: first and second valve seats; a first cavity positioned between the first valve seat and a valve outlet port.... Agent: Mac Valves, Inc.

20140261806 - Bi-directional valve device for selective control of fluid flow through multiple converging paths: Valve devices for selectively controlling fluid flow through multiple converging paths are described. An example valve device comprises a housing defining first and second inlet paths, an outlet path, a junction in fluid communication with the first and second inlet paths and the outlet path, and first and second plunger... Agent: Cook Medical Technologies LLC

20140261807 - Grease delivery receiver and nozzle having pressurization lockout and bleed down capture: A grease and lubricating oil line coupler includes a nozzle and a receiver which can be intercoupled for grease or lubricating oil delivery. Each component has a normally closed, easily-cleanable, flush-faced mating surface, which prevents the entrance of contaminants into the free ends thereof when decoupled. The nozzle has a... Agent:

20140261808 - Universal valve body: A universal valve body includes a front face having a circular opening for receiving a valve cartridge, a rear face, a frustoconical side wall connecting the front face to the rear face, and a first inlet port and a first outlet port obliquely disposed in the frustoconical side wall. A... Agent: Kohler Co.

20140261811 - Flow channel switching valve: A flow channel switching valve includes a stator and a rotor inside an internal space of a housing, and includes a rotor drive portion that rotates the rotor while sliding the rotor on the stator by rotating a rotor drive shaft having, at a forefront, a rotor holding portion that... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation

20140261810 - Run selection mechanism: A run selection mechanism is provided for selectively directing the flow of particulate material from an air cart. The mechanism includes a chute for receiving metered particulate material. The chute has an output. A first primary conduit has an output communicating with a first pneumatic primary run and a second... Agent: Cnh Canada, Ltd.

20140261812 - Bypass piston port and methods of manufacturing a bypass piston port for a series progressive divider valve: A series progressive divider valve comprises a valve body and pistons. A fluid inlet extends into the valve body. Stations are disposed in the valve body and extend from a first end to a second end; each station comprises piston stations extending through the valve body and a bypass station... Agent: Graco Minnesota Inc.

20140261809 - Multi channel valve: A valve provides multiple channels that allow alternating, or in some cases, simultaneous, fluid flow functions to a port of an instrument, without the requirement of manual manipulation of the valve by the user. A floating member such as a ball having magnetic affinity for a portion of the valve... Agent:

20140261813 - Concentric diverter cartridge: A diverter cartridge for a fluid mixing valve includes an inlet adapter having a first inlet port, a second inlet port, a first outlet port and a second outlet port. The cartridge further includes a diverter plate having a first inlet channel and a second inlet channel. The diverter plate... Agent:

20140261814 - Flow channel switching valve: A flow channel switching valve is provided in which a stator and a rotor are contained in an internal space of a housing, and a packing is sandwiched between a flow channel connection plane, which is one plane of the internal space of the housing, and the stator. In the... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation

20140261815 - Flow channel switching valve: A flow channel switching valve is provided including a stator and a rotor inside a housing, in which the rotor is rotated by a rotor drive portion while sliding on the stator. A rotor drive shaft holding the rotor is biased to a housing top side by an elastic member.... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation

20140261816 - Flow channel switching valve: A flow channel switching valve is provided that includes a stator and a rotor inside a housing, and rotates the rotor by a rotor drive portion while sliding the rotor on the stator, wherein the stator is fixed to a housing top by a stator fixing member. The stator fixing... Agent: Shimadzu Corporation

20140261817 - Valve assembly including pressure relief mechanism: A valve assembly includes a housing having a first chamber, a second chamber, a valve seat disposed between the first chamber and the second chamber, a valve head disposed in the housing and moveable relative to the housing, a valve stem operatively coupled to the valve head for moving the... Agent: Marshall Excelsior Co.

20140261819 - Low-spill coupling assembly: A female coupling device includes: a main body having a front face, the front face including an opening leading into a fluid passageway; a stem having a stem head positioned within a sleeve; a spring positioned about the stem that biases the sleeve into a closed position; a first seal... Agent:

20140261818 - Quick connect coupling: Provided is a coupler including female and male couplers configured to be coupled together. The female coupler includes one or more detents and a release valve having a release valve member that is movable to an open position to allow for venting of fluid from a cavity in the female... Agent: Parker-hannifin Corporation

20140261820 - Faucet assembly: A handle assembly for a faucet that includes a silicone member configured to slide over and be removable coupled to a faucet handle, wherein the silicone member comprises an opening in which the faucet handle may be received and an external surface that may be gripped by a user. A... Agent: Kohler Co.

20140261821 - Water supply manifolds for kitchenware washing systems, and related methods: A commercial kitchenware washing system generally includes a washing assembly and a solderless manifold for directing water to the washing assembly. The washing system can be made by coupling multiple pipes together, without soldering, to form hot and cold water lines of the manifold, and then coupling the hot and... Agent: Duke Manufacturing Co.

20140261822 - Hvac door with intersecting surface configurations: A fluid distribution door for use in a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system includes a main body having a first surface and a second surface. The first surface and the second surface cooperate to form a first surface configuration which intersects with a second surface configuration. Each of the... Agent: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.

20140261823 - Transflow valve with an isolation and switching mechanism for double block and bleed arrangement: A transfer valve system includes an improved double block and bleed transflow valve system which uses six valves and uses one single spindle interconnecting the inlet and outlet transflow valves, which valves also drive a gear train mechanism connecting all six valve stems. As such, by operating one main spindle... Agent:

20140261824 - Slurry supply and/or chemical blend supply apparatuses, processes, methods of use and methods of manufacture: A slurry and/or chemical blend supply apparatus suitable for providing slurry and/or chemical blend to chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) tools or other tools in a semiconductor fabrication facility, related processes, methods of use and methods of manufacture. The slurry and/or chemical blend supply apparatus includes one or more of the... Agent: Air Products And Chemicals, Inc.

20140261825 - Assembly for transferring fluids between a vessel and a turret structure mounted in said vessel: An assembly for transferring fluids between a vessel and a turret structure mounted in said vessel for a rotation around a substantially vertical turret axis is provided. Said turret structure comprises a swivel having at least one fluid outlet which is connected with one end of a fluid piping of... Agent: Bluewater Energy Services B.v.

20140261826 - Assembly for transferring fluids between a vessel and a turret structure mounted in said vessel: An assembly for transferring fluids between a vessel and a turret structure mounted in said vessel for a rotation around a substantially vertical turret axis is provided. Said turret structure comprises a swivel having at least one fluid path which is connected with one end of a fluid piping of... Agent: Bluewater Energy Services B.v.

09/11/2014 > 86 patent applications in 33 patent subcategories.

20140251437 - Automatic air tank purge system: The present invention provides a system that automatically purges contaminants from an air pressure tank when the emergency brakes of a vehicle are set. In one preferred embodiment, the system comprises a valve comprising an input port, an exhaust port, and a control port. The input port is in fluid... Agent: Haldex Brake Products Corporation

20140251441 - Flow isolation system: A flow isolation system for connecting a source of pressurized fluid to plumbing for using the fluid. A generally vertical flow chamber extends from a lower end to an upper end, with an inlet for a pressurized fluid is disposed in a sidewall of the vertical chamber in a position... Agent:

20140251440 - Lubrication of transfer plates using an oil or oil in water emulsions: This disclosure relates to transfer plate lubricant compositions and methods of transporting open containers across stationary transfer plates.... Agent: Ecolab Usa Inc.

20140251438 - Mixing system and valve assembly: A mixing system is disclosed in which the system comprises a source of bone-graft or bone-graft-substitute material, a liquid source, and a vacuum source, at least one of the source of bone-graft or bone-graft-substitute material and the liquid source being in communication with the vacuum source. A valve assembly also... Agent: Orthovita, Inc.

20140251439 - Underdrain and method for transferring forces and directing flow: An underdrain system for transferring forces and directing flow includes at least one underdrain block having a top wall, a bottom wall, and two side walls connecting the top wall to the bottom wall to define a block interior. An insert is disposed in the interior of the underdrain block.... Agent: Xylem Water Solutions Zelienople LLC

20140251442 - Device and method for reducing the pressure of a fluid containing granules: A device and a method for reducing the pressure of a fluid containing granules. The device comprises a free space devoid of moving rotor blades and a housing with an inlet and an outlet. The shape of the wall within the housing and of the free space therein applies a... Agent: Automatik Plastics Machinery Gmbh

20140251443 - Apparatus and method for controlled access to pressurized fluid lines and to exhausted lines: A method and apparatus for controlled access to pressurized fluid lines and to exhausted lines. The apparatus includes a rod body having a bore; a packing fitting attached to a first end of the rod body and a ball valve attached to a second end of the rod body; a... Agent:

20140251444 - Aseptic tubing connection for a container: An assembly for aseptic connecting of a beverage ingredient container to a beverage dispensing apparatus, having a collapsible sheath of pliable material connecting the container to the dispenser at a distance away from the container. The sheath passes through a conduit of the apparatus to provide an aseptic passageway for... Agent: Pepsico, Inc.

20140251445 - Thermostatic fluid supply inverter valve: An assembly for a thermostatic mixing valve includes a valve body including a first fluid channel having a first inlet port for receiving a first fluid from a first fluid supply line, a second fluid channel having a second inlet port for receiving a second fluid from a second fluid... Agent:

20140251446 - Valve with a rotated solenoid: A valve that has the solenoids aligned at an angle of 90 degrees with respect to the valve operator is disclosed. By aligning the solenoid at 90 degrees the fluid passageways in the valve operator are simplified and the operator body is easier to mold.... Agent: Norgren, Inc.

20140251447 - Servovalve having two stages and a pilot stage adapted to such a servovalve: A hydraulic servovalve having two stages and feedback members in which the movable power distribution member has clamp means for clamping the feedback member, while allowing a clamped portion of the feedback member at least one freedom of movement relative to the movable distribution member.... Agent: Zodiac Hydraulics

20140251448 - Packet-wise proportioning followed by immediate longitudinal mixing: A fluid supply system (150) adapted for metering two or more fluids in controlled proportions and for supplying a resultant mixture, the fluid supply system (150) comprising a plurality of solvent supply lines (104 to 107), each fluidically connected with a fluid source (100 to 103) providing a respective fluid,... Agent: Agilent Technologies, Inc.

20140251449 - Four-function anti-water hammer air valve set: Disclosed is a multifunctional anti-surge three orifices air valve set, comprising a negative pressure admitting valve (1), a small volumes release valve (2) and a mid-high rate venting valve (3) as well as a control isolating valve (4); the mid-high rate venting valve (3) is connected to the top of... Agent:

20140251450 - Metering system, housing part for a metering unit and metering unit: A metering system for metering a metering fluid includes at least one metering unit, a fluid supply component conveying the metering fluid to the metering unit, and a control module conveying a control fluid to the metering unit. The metering unit includes a first housing part, an exchangeable second housing... Agent: Buerkert Werke Gmbh

20140251451 - Positioning structure of water supply hose for pull-out faucet: A positioning structure of a water supply hose for a pull-out faucet contains: a faucet body including an outlet; a water supply hose accommodated in the faucet body so as to supply water and including an outlet segment; a spraying head connected with the outlet segment of the water supply... Agent: Globe Union Industrial Corp.

20140251453 - Plumbing fixture: A plumbing fixture having at least a housing, which forms an opening surrounded by a collar and an interior space, a fastening member, which can be disposed adjacent to the collar in the housing, a cartridge holder, which can be positioned in the interior space, a cartridge, which can be... Agent: Grohe Ag

20140251452 - Sanitary fixture, inner-hose arrangement for a sanitary fitting, and sanitary fitting: A sanitary fixture (8) having a connector assembly (14) for the connection to a single-lever mixing cartridge (15) including a pivotable connector piece (16) having a hose connector (20) on a base plate (9). The base plate (9) includes receptacles (10, 12) for a cold-water hose end piece (11) and... Agent: Neoperl Gmbh

20140251454 - Sanitary conduit, in particular for a shower device: A sanitary conduit, in particular for a shower device, is useful, for example, as a shower arm conduit in a shower system. The sanitary conduit has a rigid, hollow conduit housing including a base body (10′a) and a housing wall removably attached to the base body. At least one flexible... Agent: Hansgrohe Se

20140251455 - Pressurized gas containing system: A pressurized gas containing system has a cowling and mounting ring which supports a valve and regulator on a cylinder containing gas under pressure.... Agent: Specialty Gases Of America, Inc.

20140251456 - Cover for a valve cap of a gas cylinder: The present invention pertains to a cover (3) for a valve cap (2) of a gas cylinder (1), wherein the cover (3) includes a cavity (340, 342) which is dimensioned to receive portions of the valve cap (2) of the gas cylinder (1), wherein the cover (3) is made from... Agent: Linde Ag

20140251459 - Pressurized gas containing system: A pressurized gas containing system has a cowling and mounting ring which supports a valve and regulator on a cylinder containing gas under pressure.... Agent: Specialty Gases Of America, Inc.

20140251457 - Vibration damping device: Embodiments of the invention provide a vibration damping system including a fixed element, a moveable element arranged to move linearly along an axis relative to the fixed element in response to a non-mechanical force, and an inerter element coupling the moveable element to the fixed element, and configured to convert... Agent:

20140251458 - Vibration damping device for a valve: Embodiments of the invention provide a vibration damping system including a fixed element, a moveable element arranged to move linearly along an axis relative to the fixed element in response to a non-mechanical force, and an inerter element coupling the moveable element to the fixed element, and configured to convert... Agent:

20140251460 - Wastewater overflow prevention system: The present invention is a reversed wastewater overflow prevention system that provides alternate wastewater routing in case of main sewer blockage as well as home detection and alert system of wastewater drainage problem. Its main components include a wastewater overflow conduit outfitted with an overflow water sensor that is connected... Agent:

20140251461 - Check valve having petals with lift generating elements: A check valve is provided. The check valve includes a petal pivotably coupled to a hinge to occupy respective open and closed positions in accordance with a pressure differential of a fluid flow across the check valve and a lift generating element coupled to the petal and configured to aerodynamically... Agent: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation

20140251462 - Vibration damping device: Embodiments of the invention provide a vibration damping system including a fixed element, a moveable element arranged to move linearly along an axis relative to the fixed element in response to a non-mechanical force, and an inerter element coupling the moveable element to the fixed element, and configured to convert... Agent:

20140251463 - Mechanical pressure switch: Embodiments of the invention provide a normally open valve, a normally closed valve, and a combination valve. The valves include a valve body with an inlet coupled to a fluid supply line, an outlet providing a service flow of fluid, a vent venting to atmosphere, a lower piston, a lower... Agent:

20140251464 - Oil-hydraulic valve: A pressure limiting valve (1), operationally arranged between a high pressure zone and low pressure zone (HP, LP) of a hydraulic circuit, comprises: a valve body (4) defining a passage (11) for a fluid; a closing member (8) having a stem (10) and a closing head (9) connected thereto and... Agent:

20140251465 - Tip-resistant valve plugs: A tip-resistant valve plug comprises a valve head, first and second retention legs, and an anti-tip fin. The valve head defines a fluid barrier. The anti-tip fin and the retention legs extend from the same side of the valve head. The anti-tip fin comprises a groove that allows the valve... Agent: West Troy, LLC

20140251466 - Pneumatic port shield: A port shield assembly includes a cup, a fitting, and a retaining pin. The cup includes a top with a hole, a sidewall, a cavity defined by the top and the sidewall, and a side port in the side wall. The fitting includes a body with a first end and... Agent: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation

20140251467 - Solenoid valve control device: The solenoid valve control device 13 controls the solenoid valve 12 and includes a storage unit 136 storing the number of operations concerning opening/closing of the solenoid valve 12, and a transmission unit 132 externally transmitting the number of operations stored in the storage unit 136. When the number of... Agent: Fujikoki Corporation

20140251468 - Locking device: A locking device is used for locking at least a piston associated with an operating element of a valve, a choke, a blowout preventer or some other unit used in the field of oil/natural gas drilling and/or oil/natural gas production. The locking device comprises a sleeve, which is axially displaceable... Agent: Onesubsea, LLC

20140251469 - Hydraulic mixing device for sprayer system: A device is designed to be coupled to a fluid supply at a first inlet, to a fluid exhaust path at an outlet, and to an additive source at a second inlet. An inlet stream of working fluid is mixed with the additive in a mixing chamber and an outlet... Agent: Oms Investments, Inc.

20140251470 - Multi-functional proportional control valve for hydraulic suspension system for vehicle: A hydraulic suspension system includes a suspension cylinder, a pump, and a control valve therebetween. The control valve includes a spool reciprocally movable between a pump flow position and a tank flow position in which a control port of the control valve is in communication with a pump and a... Agent: Hydraforce, Inc.

20140251471 - Vacuum tank trailer discharge port: Disclosed is a port system for facilitating mixed solid/liquid content discharge from a portable tank especially vacuum tank trailer, discharge system. The system provides an enlarged sloped tank outlet system that overcomes the deficiencies of convention systems.... Agent:

20140251472 - Overpressurization bypass for fluid valve: A bypass valve assembly configured to provide a secondary fluid passage around a valve. The secondary fluid passage includes a regulator device that selectively restricts the fluid flow through the secondary passage. During pressure spikes, the regulator device is configured to open so as to relieve pressure in the system... Agent: J-mac Tool, Inc.

20140251473 - Near-surface natural gas collection manifold: A near-surface collection manifold for extracting and/or venting sub-surface gas from beneath a geomembrane includes a plenum defining an enclosure with an upper portion. A conduit extends upwardly from the upper portion of the plenum, the conduit communicating with the interior volume of the plenum and has external threads for... Agent:

20140251474 - Combination flow control valve and reverse flow check valve: A combination flow control and reverse flow check valve controls the flow of fluid in a desired downstream direction and limits undesired backflow of liquid in an upstream direction into a fluid source such as a reservoir. The flow control and reverse flow check valve may include a housing having... Agent: Snyder Industries, Inc.

20140251475 - Water pressure controlled mixing valve: A water pressure controlled valve including a housing and a piston slidably received within the housing. First and second water control chambers are positioned on opposite ends of the piston and are fluidly coupled to first and second water control valves, respectively. Operation of the first and second water control... Agent:

20140251476 - Water faucet with a base plate: A water faucet having a housing and a base plate, whereby the housing has an interior space and an inner collar forming a bottom opening. The bottom opening forms at least two different opening widths and the base plate is made in the manner of a crossbar with such a... Agent: Grohe Ag

20140251477 - Method and system for coordination on optically controlled microfluidic systems: In accordance with one embodiment, a method for automatically coordinating droplets for optically controlled microfluidic systems, comprising using light to move one or a plurality of droplets simultaneously, applying an algorithm to coordinate droplet motions and avoid droplet collisions, and moving droplets to a layout of droplets. In another embodiment,... Agent:

20140251478 - Automation of water flow in networks: Disclosed is a control system for a water network. The control system includes a plurality of remotely-located monitoring and or monitoring and automatic control stations each including an automation controller for local control and automation, and each in communication via a dual-ring communication topology for system or wide-area control. The... Agent: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.

20140251479 - Methods and systems for compressed natural gas (cng) system: Provided is a compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system comprising a frame, a first container, a second container, a first manifold, a second manifold, and a casing. The frame may have: a first side; a first connecting member; and a second side. The first container may be configured to house... Agent: Trilogy Engineered Solutions, LLC

09/04/2014 > 13 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories.
08/28/2014 > 30 patent applications in 23 patent subcategories.

20140238496 - Apparatus for providing a gas: The application relates to an apparatus for providing a gas for the introduction thereof into an incubation chamber, comprising an inlet port (1) for introducing a gas, an outlet port (2) for discharging a gas, a first gas path (3) connecting the inlet port (1) to the outlet port (2),... Agent: Ibidi Gmbh

20140238494 - Current driving system for a solenoid: The current driving system further comprises a signal generator to produce a small signal and to output the small signal to the electrical input of the solenoid valve. The electric power being supplied by the small signal into the solenoid valve is substantially smaller than the electric power being supplied... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20140238495 - Dynamic fluid gas bleeder manifold: Disclosed are high pressure test systems and methods. One dynamic fluid gas bleeder manifold includes gas outlet having opposing first and second ends and defining first opening at first end of gas outlet, wherein gas outlet extends between first and second ends along longitudinal axis of gas bleeder manifold, a... Agent: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.

20140238497 - One-way valve: A one-way valve, comprises a valve housing; a valve member provided within the valve housing, the valve member being operative to open and close the valve and comprising a diaphragm with a central orifice to allow fluid to pass from one side of the diaphragm to the other; a valve... Agent: Oxford Nanopore Technologies Limited

20140238493 - Seismically activated gas shut-off valve: A gas shut-off valve assembly designed to automatically close gas flow in a gas conduit in response to a seismic vibration comprises a trigger mechanism disposed in a trigger mechanism housing, a springless sealing mechanism disposed in a valve housing, a latching mechanism configured to engage the springless sealing mechanism... Agent: Little Firefighter Corporation

20140238498 - System for and method of multiple channel fast pulse gas delivery: A system and method are configured to deliver pulses of desired mass of gases. The system delivers a plurality of sequences of pulses of a desired mass of gas through at least two flow channels. The system comprises: a multi-channel fast pulse gas delivery system including (a) a plurality of... Agent: Mks Instruments, Inc.

20140238501 - Aircraft inerting system: A method of controlling a flow rate of inerting gas introduced into a vented aircraft fuel tank, the method comprising: monitoring changes in a quantity of a fuel in the aircraft fuel tank; monitoring changes in the ambient air pressure external to the aircraft fuel tank; and actively controlling a... Agent: Airbus Operations Limited

20140238500 - Compressor and/or expander device with rolling piston seal: An apparatus can include a piston movably disposed within a pressure vessel and defines a first interior region and a second interior region. The piston has a first position in which the first interior contains a gas having a first pressure and has a volume greater than the second interior... Agent: General Compression, Inc.

20140238499 - Pumping of collected liquids in systems: A system includes at least one fluid volume in which pressure varies, a retention volume for collecting a liquid used in operating the system; and a pump device in fluid connection with the retention volume and in operative connection with the fluid volume. The pump device includes a housing, a... Agent:

20140238502 - Refrigerator and method of controlling the same: A refrigerator includes a carbonated water tank in which carbonated water is stored; a water level sensor sensing a water level of carbonated water stored in the carbonated water tank; a water tank supplying filtered water to the carbonated water tank; a carbon dioxide cylinder supplying carbon dioxide to the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140238503 - Gas regulator over-pressure service tool: A tool for resetting a gas regulator valve after an over-pressure event.... Agent:

20140238504 - Urea common rail: An exhaust system including a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) component and an oxidation catalyst component. The exhaust system also includes an exhaust treatment fluid injection system for dispersing an exhaust treatment fluid into an exhaust stream at a location adjacent either the SCR component or the oxidation catalyst component, wherein... Agent: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.

20140238505 - Valve comprising a resilient valve element: The present disclosure provides a valve comprising a flange part and a valve element. The flange part comprises a tubular section defining an axial direction. The valve element is made of resilient material and mounted in the tubular section of the flange part. One or more cut-outs are formed in... Agent: Illinois Tool Works Inc.

20140238506 - Condensate drain trap for an air conditioning system: A condensate drain trap for an air conditioning system. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under... Agent:

20140238507 - Method and apparatus for commissioning power plants: An apparatus and method for commissioning steam turbine generator power plants to advance the cleanliness of the complete steam cycle by the conditioned discharge of steam to the plant surface condenser.... Agent:

20140238508 - Pressure reducing valve, tap and bottle provided with such a pressure reducing valve: Pressure reducing valve for compressed gas, comprising a body (1) housing a gas circuit (11) comprising an inlet (3) and an outlet (5), the gas circuit (11) comprising a mechanism for reducing the pressure of the gas between the inlet (3) and outlet (5), the reduction mechanism comprising a reduction... Agent: L'air Liquide, Soci&#xe9 T&#xe9 Anonyme Pour I'etude I'exploitation Des Proc&#xe9 D&#xe9 S Georges Claude

20140238509 - Cylinder valve for pressurized gas cylinder and a gas cylinder comprising such a valve: A cylinder valve comprising a body including a mounting end for attachment in the opening of a pressurized fluid cylinder, a internal withdrawing circuit comprising a first end located at the mounting end and a second end located at an outlet port located in the body, the withdrawing circuit comprising,... Agent: L'air Liquide, Soci&#xe9 T&#xe9 Anonyme Pour L'etude Et L'exploitation Des Proc&#xe9 D&#xe9 S Georges Claude

20140238510 - In-tank suction filter as the reserve cavity for a fluid delivery module assembly: A fuel delivery module is located inside a fuel tank and supplies fuel from the fuel tank to the engine. An in-tank suction fluid filter has a filter body made of combination material layers with porous material and filtration material. An in-tank suction fuel filter functions to filter the fuel... Agent: Kuss Filtration, Inc.

20140238511 - Water damage prevention system: The present invention is a water damage prevention system that has a residential or industrial/commercial facility water supply interruption system. The system is comprised of a remotely controllable base station with shut-off/on mechanism that is in wireless or wired communication with a convenient controller. The base station with shut-off/on mechanism... Agent:

20140238512 - Smart valve: A valve assembly including an actuated valve and a sensor module is disclosed. The actuated valve includes a body defining a chamber, a first fluid port coupled to the chamber, and a second fluid port coupled to the chamber. The actuated valve further includes a movable stem disposed at least... Agent:

20140238514 - Injection system for delivering liquid into sprinkler system: An injection system for adding a liquid, such as a pesticide or mosquito control formula, to a sprinkler system is disclosed. The injection system includes a tank and a pump. The pump may be powered only by a low-voltage connection to the sprinkler system's timer. The pump may use a... Agent:

20140238513 - Pumping device with tank with facilitated release: A pumping device with tank with facilitated release, which comprises an electric pump and a delivery connector of the electric pump to which the tank is connected by way of quick and reversible connection elements at a connecting portion thereof.... Agent: Dab Pumps S.p.a.

20140238515 - Support arm assembly: The present application relates to a support arm assembly (39) for mounting in a fuel tank (1). A support arm (43) is provided to support a fuel transfer tube (17) for transferring fuel to a fuel pump (11). A support foot (49) is provided to support the support arm (43)... Agent:

20140238516 - Hydraulic distributor: A hydraulic distributor capable of distributing a liquid coolant to a plurality of cooling devices, includes a liquid coolant inlet conduit into the hydraulic distributor; a plurality of supply conduits for the cooling devices by the liquid coolant, each of the supply conduits being hydraulically connected to the inlet conduit... Agent:

20140238517 - Ceramic water control valve: A ceramic water control valve with cold, hot and warm water positioning function includes a valve casing with an annular frame of reduced diameter, a rotary driving seat with a projecting tube part, a valve stem, a ceramic valve plate set, and a base. A rotatable ring is installed outside... Agent: Kuching International Ltd.

20140238518 - Ball valve and seat assembly with life-sustaining flow: A ball valve including a valve body having a valve chamber, a ball member positioned in the valve chamber and defining first and second internal passages in fluid communication, and first and second seat rings, the first seat ring allowing fluid to flow past and through the second passage when... Agent: Conbraco Industries, Inc.

20140238519 - Integrated vacuum port module: An integrated vacuum port module includes a base 12 and a mounting feature secured to the base and operable to form an airtight connection with a housing 14. A first tubular conduit 28 is secured to the base 12 forming a flow passage extending through the base 12 from an... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh

20140238520 - Particulate media conveying systems and apparatuses: Novel systems and apparatuses for conveying particulate media are disclosed. One such system may include a conveying tank configured to receive media and push it out to a media distribution valve to be distributed to any desired destination. The media distribution valve is preferably a multi-port, pinch valve having a... Agent: Comco Inc.

20140238521 - Ionic field effect transistor having heterogeneous triangular nanochannel and method of manufacturing the same: An ionic field effect transistor includes: a substrate; a polymer layer that is formed on the substrate and in which a first flow path and a second flow path that is separately disposed from the first flow path are formed; and a gate electrode that is formed between the substrate... Agent: Postech Academy-industry Foundation

20140238522 - Piezoelectric driven oscillating surface: Disclosed herein is an active roughness actuator and a method of forming an active roughness actuator. The active roughness actuator includes a surface having at least one aperture; a compliant layer disposed on the surface such that the compliant layer covers the at least one aperture; a chamber having a... Agent:

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