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Fluid handling April patents by class relation 04/07Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 04/26/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents by class relation
20070089785 - Method of shear heating of heavy oil transmission pipelines: A method and apparatus for transporting heavy oil in a pipeline using shear heating. Shear heating provided by external friction or internal friction acts to heat the heavy oil to increase or maintain the temperature of the heavy oil as it flows through the pipeline. The pipeline may be designed... Agent: Macpherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP
20070089786 - Wet barrel fire hydrant flow preventer: The present invention provides a fluid flow prevention apparatus for a wet barrel fire hydrant which is simple and inexpensive to install and effectively cuts off water flow while reducing water hammer. The fluid flow apparatus includes an in-line valve member for closing a flow passageway connected to the hydrant... Agent: Troutman Sanders LLP
20070089787 - Momentary high pressure valve: A valve (10) comprises a housing (12) with a valve element (14) which normally fluidicly couples a low pressure operating device, such as a transducer (30) and tubing (34) to be coupled to a patient (36) along a first flow path (42) including a flexible control wall (58) which normally... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20070089788 - Chemically inert flow controller with non-contaminating body: A flow controller including a unitary controller body with a chemically inert fluid conduit having an insertable constriction or orifice disposed within the conduit having a reduced cross-sectional area to thereby restrict the flow of fluid within the conduit allowing for reliable flow measurement. An integrated circuit or controller may... Agent: Patterson, Thuente, Skaar & Christensen, P.A.
20070089789 - Higher accuracy pressure based flow controller: A mass flow controller is disclosed and includes body portion having a first internal passage and at least second internal passage formed therein, a flow control valve coupled to the body portion and in communication with the first and second internal passages, at least one pressure transducer coupled to the... Agent: Steptoe & Johnson LLP
20070089790 - Assembly for connecting a water supply to heating systems with a water heater: An assembly (10) for feeding water from a water supply into heating systems having a drinking water heater and a heating circulation installation includes a fresh water inlet (14) to be connected to the water supply, a first outlet (16) with a first shut-off valve (32) to be connected to... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.
20070089791 - Meter bar and metering system: A meter bar and meter bar system are provided for directing a fluid. The meter bar includes a first portion, a second portion and a bypass path extending between the first and second portions. The first portion includes a first service port, a first meter port and a first valve.... Agent: Wood, Phillips, Katz, Clark & Mortimer
20070089792 - Shut-off valve providing pressure equalization: In accordance with the teachings of the present invention, a shut-off valve is disclosed that has particular application for opening and closing a high pressure compressed gas storage tank. In one embodiment, the valve includes a single sealing member and a bellows. High pressure is provided at inlet port to... Agent: Warn Hoffmann Miller & Lalone, P.C. General Motors Corporation
20070089793 - Hydraulic pilot control unit with oscillation damping system: The present invention relates to the field of units for hydraulic pilot control of directional-control valves used in the fabrication of mobile vehicles and particularly relates to a hydraulic pilot control with an oscillation damping system. Connections are provided among the chambers in the pilot control unit to provide a... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070089794 - Water faucet with dispenser angle adjustment mechanism: The present invention discloses a water faucet having a faucet body, a valve core is received within the faucet body, an actuator moveably engaged with the valve core for managing a water flow within the faucet body, and a water spigot rotatably coupled to the faucet body for adjusting a... Agent: Raymond Y. Chan
20070089795 - Plasma actuator: An actuator including a first and second conductor on a dielectric, wherein application of a voltage to the first conductor creates a plasma, thereby modifying a fluid flow in communication with the actuator. Related systems and methods are also provided.... Agent: King & Schickli, PLLC
20070089796 - Medical air production systems: The present invention relates to systems to supply medical grade air in which critical flow conditions for delivering oxygen and nitrogen to a system are provided. The ratio of pressure downstream of the orifices to the pressure upstream of orifices for the oxygen and nitrogen is maintained near or below... Agent: Praxair, Inc. Law Department - M1 55704/19/2007 > patent applications in patent subcategories. patents by class relation
20070084508 - Portable system for automatically and periodically applying moisture to curing concrete: A system for automatically and periodically applying moisture to curing concrete that can be transported from one location to another is provided. A portable concrete curing unit receives water from a water source and distributes such water to a moisture applicator that is situated near a curing concrete object. The... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20070084509 - Fuel tank for spacecraft: A fuel tank for a spacecraft stores a liquid fuel and a pressurized propellant gas that drives the fuel out of the tank through a fuel extraction arrangement including a reservoir or collection container and a tank outlet. The collection container bounds a fuel reservoir space that communicates with the... Agent: Fasse Patent Attorneys, P.A.
20070084510 - Fuel cutoff valve: A fuel cutoff valve is provided with a casing that forms a valve chamber that is connected to a connection conduit, a float mechanism that is housed so as to be able to rise and fall in the valve chamber, and a spring that supports the float mechanism. The float... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20070084511 - Fuel balancing system: A fuel system for a mobile platform is provided. The system includes a crossfeed fuel transmission assembly having a single crossfeed valve that controls fuel consumption from a first fuel tank and a second fuel tank. The system additionally includes a balancing fuel transfer assembly fluidly connected to the crossfeed... Agent: Harness Dickey & Pierce, PLC
20070084512 - Marine vessel water intake control system, device, and method: A system for providing water to a marine vessel can include a water source for providing water to marine vessels, a water system of a marine vessel, and a flow control mechanism. The flow control mechanism can include a flow control valve, at least one sensor, and flow control electronics.... Agent: Patents On Demand, P.A.
20070084513 - Valve: The valve includes a body having five surfaces and a plurality of blind holes, grooves and channels interconnected with the blind holes to form communication net. Two rectangular diaphragms are embedded separately into the grooves so as to selectively open and close the blind holes. An internal sliding base with... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.
20070084514 - Connector for articulated hydrocarbon fluid transfer arm: A hydrocarbon transfer system includes a first structure carrying an articulated arm, having at a free end a first connector part, and a vessel having a second connector part, each connector part including a coupling member. The coupling member of the first connector part supporting at least one fluid duct... Agent: Young & Thompson
20070084515 - Method and apparatus for proportional mixing of cleaning compositions: An apparatus and a method for in-line proportional mixing of chemical cleaning compositions includes first and second venturi provided in sequence for receiving respective cleaning compositions and drawing the compositions into a flow path. A float actuated valve is provided upstream from at least the first venturi. A pressure regulator... Agent: Hovey Williams LLP04/12/2007 > 13 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories. patents by class relation
20070079871 - Pneumatic relay and instrument housing combination: A pneumatic relay and instrument housing combination. The instrument housing has walls that define an interior cavity with an access opening closed by a closure. The instrument housing has a gas inlet aperture and a gas outlet aperture both of which extend through the walls to allow fluid communication from... Agent: Christensen, O'connor, Johnson, Kindness, PLLC
20070079872 - Vent valve assembly with lever arrangement: A vent valve assembly utilizes a lever arrangement that opens a vapor discharge opening such as during normal operation of a motor vehicle to permit fuel vapor venting and that seals the vapor discharge opening such as when the motor vehicle is inclined to prevent liquid fuel from discharging through... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20070079873 - Pipe disconnector with increased sealing power: A system disconnector for physically disconnecting an upstream liquid system from a downstream liquid system by means of a release valve (34) in response to a pressure drop between the upstream and downstream liquid system, with an upstream backflow preventer (40), a downstream backflow preventer (64) and a release valve... Agent: Thorpe North & Western, LLP.
20070079874 - Waste trap: A waste trap 10 for use in plumbing installations is provided, the trap comprising a unitary metal body 12 defining an interior volume, and having a tubular plastics insert 20 located in an inlet 14 of the body 12 and extending into the volume to below the height of a... Agent: Dykas, Shaver & Nipper, LLP
20070079875 - Valve: A valve has a body, an outer shell and a bottom board. The outer shell contains a membrane and internal and external sliding bases with abutting stubs pressing the membrane. Channels are defined in the body and the sliding bases. The bottom board fits inside a rear of the body... Agent: Nikolai & Mersereau, P.A.
20070079876 - Integrated gas meter bar device and locking shut-off valve: A control valve assembly and for a gas delivery system is disclosed comprising a valve housing and piping combination adapted to mate with a gas meter outlet, the valve including a main inlet and an auxiliary inlet for bypassing the main inlet, and a poppet disposed within the housing for... Agent: Fulwider Patton Lee & Utecht, LLP
20070079877 - Structure of crankcase pressure control valve with bent nipple: A crankcase pressure control valve with a bent nipple with a machined hole sealed later by a plug formed on a valve body. The crankcase pressure control valve has the bent nipple which makes linear access to the interior of the valve body difficult, thus allowing a bypass hole to... Agent: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (sf)
20070079878 - Pressure limiting valve: The invention relates to a pressure limiting valve. The pressure limiting valve comprises a valve holder a valve insert connected to the valve holder a valve piston slidably supported in the valve insert and a compression spring acting on the valve piston in the closing direction. Between the valve piston... Agent: Ronald E. Greigg Greigg & Greigg P.l.l.c.
20070079879 - Valve with increased dynamic response: A valve (1) comprises: a body (2); a bushing (3) slidably mounted on said body; a valve spool (4) slidably mounted on said bushing; said bushing and spool having respective control edges (5) that are adapted to cooperate with one another as a function of the relative position between said... Agent: Phillips Lytle LLP Intellectual Property Group
20070079880 - Flush adapter: A flush adapter, comprising an elongated spout having a bent tip on one end and a channel on the other end, the channel enclosed within a wider enclosed outlet with an opening outside of the channel. An example of a method for displacing fluids and particles from a non-readily accessible... Agent: Maria Erlinda C. Sarno, Esq.
20070079881 - Steer valve with hydraulic vehicle position feedback: A fluid controller (17) controls a main fluid path (18) from a pump (11) to a primary steering cylinder (19) and a second fluid path (26) from a fluid meter (37) to a second cylinder (31). A mechanical or electrical linkage (149) couples the primary steering cylinder (19) to the... Agent: Eaton Corporation Eaton Center
20070079882 - Diverter valve having an improved transition and outlet port: A diverter valve having an improved transition at the connecting branches, wherein one inlet and two outlet ports are formed and a cylindrical rotary valve incorporating a straight inner pipe is provided. In order to attain the smoothest possible transition between the rotary valve and inlet and outlet ports of... Agent: Browdy And Neimark, P.l.l.c. 624 Ninth Street, Nw
20070079883 - Airflow divider with shutoff: An air divider having a shutoff plate for converting row spacing on a seeding implement. A reversible shutoff plate has a closed position wherein one end of the plate extends through a slot and completely blocks a leg of a Y-shaped output end of the divider. By reversing the shutoff... Agent: Deere & Company04/05/2007 > 16 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories. patents by class relation
20070074758 - Dosing control system and method: A method and system of controlling addition of a treating agent based on a control function comprising a plurality of demand values is disclosed. Process parameters of a fluid to be treated are measured and one or more control signals are generated based on the measured process values and the... Agent: Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi
20070074759 - Rupture control system: In various embodiments, the present invention includes a rupture control system comprising an inner hose, an outer hose, and a valve that is actuated by fluid leaking from the inner hose. The inner hose and the outer hose define a containment passageway therebetween, and the valve includes an inlet, an... Agent: Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP
20070074760 - Inflatable device: An inflatable device includes a tubular body fitted in a mouth of an inflatable body and having outer and inner end portions respectively defining an adaptor port and a valve seat therein. A valve member is movable between a closed position to be in air-tight engagement with the valve seat,... Agent: Trop Pruner & Hu, PC
20070074761 - Valve for sterile sampling of a liquid sample from a container: A valve for sterile sampling of a liquid sample from a container comprises a valve body (1) with a. valve chamber (2). The valve is moreover provided with a sample inlet (6) in the valve chamber (2), a first valve seat (7), a first valve plug (5a) for closing the... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20070074762 - Internal seal for medical instrument: An elastomeric internal seal for preventing or reducing fluid from passing from a first end of a tubular instrument to a second end of the tubular instrument. The seal has an edge portion configured to contact an inner surface of the instrument, at least one receiving aperture configured to receive... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20070074763 - Battery watering system tubing connector: A battery watering system for delivering fluid to a battery has a connection to a fluid source, which is to be delivered to a plurality of battery filling valve assemblies mounted to a plurality of battery filling openings on a battery. Tubing sections are used to interconnect the fluid source... Agent: William J. Sapone Coleman Sudol Sapone P.C.
20070074764 - Method and apparatus for the delivery of compressed gas in the field: The invention is a method and apparatus for delivering large volumes of nitrogen gas, air, or other gas at high pressures from banks of high pressure cylinders and releasing that gas at the rate required by the operation. Not only can higher flow rates be achieved, but the absence of... Agent: Daniel L. Dawes
20070074765 - Valve for thermal-regenerative waste gas purification installation and waste gas purification installation: Valve for thermal-regenerative waste gas purification installation; may be installed in connecting duct of the installation, the duct connecting gas inlet duct or gas outlet duct for inlet or outlet of untreated or treated waste gas with treatment chamber, having conical valve seat and an obturator of corresponding shape, operative... Agent: Renner Otto Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20070074767 - Self-charging programmable water valve: The self-charging programmable water valve provides programmed watering control to a portion of an irrigation zone. A rechargeable battery provides electrical power to control the valve, which includes a pulse charger activated by water flow through the valve for recharging the battery. A pressure sensor is connected to a control... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd
20070074766 - System and method for controlling fluid flow: A system for controlling fluid flow comprises a first fluid conduit having a length, an inner diameter, an input pressure and an output pressure, and a second fluid conduit having a length, an inner diameter, an input pressure and an output pressure where the output pressure of the first fluid... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20070074768 - One-way fluid valve: An improved one-way fluid valve construction is provided. A valve housing (102) includes one or more valve ports (108) and control ports (110). A control member (304) is disposed within the control port (110). The control member (304) is movable within the control port (110) between a first position and... Agent: Sacco & Associates, Pa
20070074769 - Adjustable regulator insert with linear setting/flow characteristic: An adjustable regulator insert for valves includes inflow openings and outflow openings, the outflow openings being closed off in response to a difference in pressure across the insert under the influence of a spring that seeks to keep the outflow openings open. The insert is furthermore provided with means for... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC
20070074770 - Conductive jet pump: A modular fuel reservoir assembly for incorporation into a vehicle fuel tank includes a fuel reservoir, a fuel pump, a fuel filter and a retainer. The retainer is formed of an electrically conductive material and includes integrally formed and electrically conductive fuel supply and fill tubes fluidly interconnected at the... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc.
20070074771 - Rotary valve assembly: A rotary valve assembly has a valve body, a rotor and a plurality of guidance check valves. The valve body includes a valve seat longitudinally defining a bore through a center thereof. A plurality of valve oil passages and a main oil passage are respectively distributed radially around the bore.... Agent: Troxell Law Office PLLC
20070074772 - Multi-functional flow control valve for water treatment systems: A multi-functional flow control valve for a water treatment system includes a valve body having a water inlet port, a water outlet port and an effluent outlet. A valve core connected with a valve rod is placed inside the valve body. The valve body defines a flow channel therein for... Agent: ShewchukIPServices
20070074773 - Fluidic device: A fluidic device, comprising: a temperature regulating mechanism for regulating a temperature of a plurality of fluids in a reaction operation or a unit operation while the fluids are distributed in a fluid flow path, wherein the temperature regulating mechanism includes a heating medium flow path formed therein along a... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLCPrevious industry: Batteries: thermoelectric and photoelectric
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