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Fluid handling January USPTO class listing 01/08Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20080023071 - Hydrate inhibited latex flow improver: A system for reducing pressure drop associated with turbulent fluid flow through subsea conduits. Such reduction in pressure drop is accomplished by transporting a hydrate inhibited drag reducer through a long conduit of small diameter, and thereafter injecting the drag reducer into a host fluid at the subsea location, to... Agent: Conocophilips Company - I.p. Legal
20080023072 - 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 or non-hinged valve member for closing a flow passageway connected to... Agent: Alston & Bird LLP
20080023073 - High pressure transducer: A high pressure transducer is disclosed. The transducer includes a supply inlet configured to provide a gas supply to the high pressure transducer at a supply pressure and a pressure divider section coupled to the supply inlet. The pressure divider section is configured to reduce the supply pressure to a... Agent: Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP
20080023074 - Vortex flow type water surface control device for draining device: In a conventional storm overflow chamber of a combined sewer system, inflowing floating debris do not flow into an intercepting pipe in a rainy weather, and flow out to a public water body, causing a water pollution in the public water body. According to a vortex flow type water surface... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20080023075 - Spill containment device: A spill containment device for a fluid storage tank filling system including a threaded riser pipe extending from a storage tank and a drop tube including a flange at one end with a conduit extending from the flange, through the riser pipe and into the storage tank. The spill containment... Agent: Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP
20080023076 - Valve box, valve control device and assembly thereof: A valve box, a valve control device, an assembly thereof and a method are provided for accessing an underground valve and indicating presence and position of the underground valve. The valve box includes a support member having a tubular section; and a resilient tubular member telescoped slidably into the tubular... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20080023077 - Valve box, valve control device and assembly thereof: A valve box, a valve control device, an assembly thereof and a method are provided for accessing an underground valve and indicating presence and position of the underground valve. The valve box includes a support member having a tubular section; and a resilient tubular member telescopable slidably into the tubular... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20080023078 - Constant flow regulator device: A constant flow regulator device for maintaining a constant flow of fluid when a variable fluid pressure is applied, comprising an inlet duct (506) for incoming fluid, a housing (500), and a movable partition (502) facing the inlet duct and being subjected to an elastic force. A fluid passage (510)... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP
20080023079 - Valve for use in a fuel line of a motor vehicle: The invention concerns a valve (1) for use in a fuel line of a motor vehicle, comprising a sealing seat (7), a valve body (5) which closes the sealing seat (7) and a spring device (6, 16, 17), which pre-tensions the valve body (5) against the sealing seat (7). The... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20080023080 - Check valve stop assembly and method of retention: A check valve stop assembly and method of retaining the check valve stop assembly in a check valve flow body without external fixation means, wherein the check valve stop assembly includes a threaded check valve stop insert and a check valve stop housing including a threaded interior sidewall that defines... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20080023081 - Strainer and anti-backflow device for compressors: A backflow and strainer device is presented. The device is a unitary unit that prevents backflow of fluid gas in a compressor and prevents dirt particles and debris from entering the compressor, thereby damaging the components. A valve mechanism moves between an open position and a closed position to either... Agent: Mcnees Wallace & Nurick LLC
20080023082 - Device for conveying viscous material: The invention relates to a device for conveying viscous material from a barrel-type container, which consists of a container bottom and a container wall, by means of a conveyor pump, being provided with a follow-up plate which is used to seal the container and which comprises a material outlet that... Agent: William Collard Collard & Roe, P.C.
20080023083 - Inlet device for a fluid fed tangentially into an apparatus: The inlet device has a horn-shaped passage piece at a peripheral wall of a column that feeds a fluid tangentially into the column so that the fluid enters into a vortex flow that rotates around an axis adjacent to a central axis of the column. A middle zone and discharge... Agent: Francis C. Hand, Esq., C/o Carella, Byrne, Bain, Gilfillan, Cecchi, Stewart & Olstein
20080023084 - Piping design for high density plasma process chamber: The present invention discloses a piping design for a high density plasma process chamber, wherein an extra pipe is added to between a process chamber and a mass flow controller, and the extra pipe together with a pump is used to drain out the gas, which cannot be monitored by... Agent: Sinorica, LLC
20080023086 - Fluid pressure reduction device for high pressure-drop ratios: A fluid pressure reduction device comprises two or more stackable annular plates. Each disk having a perimeter and a hollow center aligned along a longitudinal axis when the annular plates are stacked one on top of the other. Each disk further comprising at least one inlet flow sector having an... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (fisher)
20080023085 - Mixing valve: The present invention relates generally to fluid control valves and, more particularly, to a mixing valve for use within a faucet.... Agent: Baker & Daniels LLP
20080023087 - Transport system for nanoparticles and method for the operation thereof: A transport system for dry nanoparticles (18b). According to the invention, the nanoparticles (18b) are magnetized or electrically charged for transportation, a magnetic or electrical field is produced by a field generator (20a, 20) in the transport channel, and the nanoparticles (18b) migrate through the transport channel (12). The nanoparticles... Agent: Young & Thompson
20080023088 - Fluid delivery system: The invention provides a fluid delivery system, including a mounting structure, a plurality of rows of locator alignment components secured to the mounting structure, a plurality of rows of fluid connecting pieces, each having inlet and outlet ports and a fluid communication passage interconnecting the ports, the fluid connecting pieces... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080023089 - Fluid delivery system: The invention provides a fluid delivery system, including a mounting structure, a plurality of rows of locator alignment components secured to the mounting structure, a plurality of rows of fluid connecting pieces, each having inlet and outlet ports and a fluid communication passage interconnecting the ports, the fluid connecting pieces... Agent: Blakely Sokoloff Taylor & Zafman
20080023090 - Wastewater disposal mechanism for recreational vehicles: A mechanism for managing the wastewater compartments of recreational vehicles (RVs) is disclosed. The mechanism reduces work and health risk associated with emptying wastewater compartments commonly found in RVs.... Agent: Stockwell & Smedley, Psc01/24/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing
20080017246 - Microchannel device: A microchannel device includes; a microchannel that forms two or more different fluids as a multiphase flow, and a section shape of the multiphase flow having in at least one portion a first shape in which plural polygons are two-dimensionally arranged, and adjacent to one another, a second shape in... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20080017245 - Actuator and method for operating an actuator: An actuator (10) includes sensors (12) which are used to detect variables representing the operating state of the actuator (10) and are connected to an evaluation unit (16) associated with the actuator (10). The evaluation unit (16) is connected to sensors (12) and/or control actuating elements (13) by means of... Agent: Henry M Feiereisen, LLC
20080017247 - Process for reducing the restart pressure of streams: A process for reducing the restart pressure of streams selected from waxy crude oils, water-in-crude emulsions and dispersions of hydrocarbon hydrates, at least partially structured. A mechanic disturbance is applied, in flow-stop conditions, on the streams, having: temperatures lower than the WAT (Wax Appearance Temperature) for the waxy crude oils... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080017248 - Aircraft fuel tank and inerting system therefor: An inerting system for an aircraft fuel tank (10) uses an air separation device (12) to produce a supply of nitrogen-enriched air to replenish the fuel tank on consumption of fuel and to maintain the pressure difference across the walls of the tank (10) below design limits. The air separation... Agent: Young & Thompson
20080017249 - Slurry dispensing system: A slurry dispensing system comprises a first supply station, a second supply station, a first loop, a second loop, a first valve and a second valve. The first loop is selectively connected to the first supply station and the second supply station. The second loop is also selectively connected to... Agent: Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley LLP
20080017250 - Wastewater diverting system: A wastewater treatment system is disclosed. An illustrative embodiment of the wastewater treatment system includes a drain surface having a drain opening; a main drain conduit disposed in fluid communication with the drain opening; a first diversion conduit and a second diversion conduit disposed in fluid communication with the main... Agent: Global Patents
20080017251 - Methods and apparatus for operating steam turbines: A drain purge system for a casing is provided. The purge system includes a purge chamber. The purge chamber is defined by a purge chamber bulkhead. The purge chamber is further defined by a purge chamber drain portion including a drain aperture. The purge chamber bulkhead is coupled to an... Agent: John S. Beulick (17851)
20080017252 - Electronic control device for a pump: An electronic control device for a pump, particularly for transferring liquids, comprising a central control unit, which is adapted to drive an electric motor which is designed to operate the pump, at least one motor temperature sensor, which is adapted to send a temperature signal to the control unit, at... Agent: Modiano & Associati
20080017253 - Gas regulator: The present invention relates to a gas regulator which can limit the pressure of gas flowing into the gas regulator, thus allowing the gas regulator to be operated safely. When gas having pressure higher than a preset reference pressure flows into the gas regulator, an auxiliary cylinder unit is automatically... Agent: Ipla P.A.
20080017254 - Variable flow valve: A variable flow valve includes a housing, a valve element, an urging member, a first valve, a second valve, and a guide flow passage. The housing has an inlet opening, and an outlet opening. The first valve and second valve are formed between the valve element and the housing. The... Agent: Posz Law Group, PLC
20080017255 - Spring and a valve incorporating such a spring: The invention provides an assembly spring and a valve incorporating such a spring. The spring is made from a wire which extends around a longitudinal axis to form windings. The spring terminates in axially opposite end portions in first and second end windings. The end windings each has an arcuate... Agent: Mccormick, Paulding & Huber LLP
20080017256 - Magnetic check valve: A magnetic check valve includes a cage mountable in a fluid flow duct and supporting a plunger movable between a closed position blocking fluid flow past the valve, and an open position permitting fluid flow past the valve. One of the cage and the plunger includes a magnet, and the... Agent: Andrus, Sceales, Starke & Sawall, LLP
20080017257 - Safety relief valve having a low blow-down value and spring therefore: A safety relief valve is provided that comprises a body comprising a chamber therein and an inlet and an outlet, the inlet comprising an inlet valve seat; a disk member closable on the inlet valve seat; and a mechanism in the body biasing the disk member to rest on the... Agent: Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione Utah Office
20080017258 - Bridge mixer tap: A bridge mixer tap has two interconnected tap pillars and a spout extending from the interconnection. Each pillar has an inlet and an adjustable flow controller for controlling flow from the inlet. One pillar permits fluid flow to the spout via the interconnection, while the other pillar is sealed from... Agent: Stites & Harbison PLLC
20080017259 - Pressure cutoff valve unit and hydraulic circuit equipped with it: The invention concerns a pressure cutoff valve unit (34) with a shuttle valve (36), which has a first input connection (39) and a second input connection (40), which it is possible to connect to an output depending on the pressures at the input connections (39, 40). The shuttle valve (36)... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20080017260 - Multirate tubing flow restrictor: A flow control valve for medical liquid is disclosed. The valve has a housing including an inlet, an outlet, and a flow path therebetween. A plurality of flow restrictors are located in the flow path to define a plurality of flow streams of differing flow rates. A flow control member... Agent: Baxter Healthcare Corporation
20080017261 - Proportional pressure control valve: This invention generally concerns electronically controlled hydraulic valves for use in electro-hydraulically controlled transmissions. The proportional pressure control valve 20 includes a hollow cage 42 pierced by cage tank ports 52, cage clutch ports 54, and cage pump ports 56. The cage pump ports 56 receive fluid from a pump.... Agent: William P. Oberhardt William P. Oberhardt, LLC01/17/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing
20080011354 - Water processing system and method: A new and useful system and method is provided, designed to conserve existing water resources, and also to provide additional benefits to a water supply, particularly to a water heater. In a system and method of the invention, a source of water condensate is in fluid communication with a reservoir.... Agent: Lawrence R. Oremland, P.C.
20080011355 - Pressure regulator device and system: A pressure regulator is provided. In one embodiment, the pressure regulator includes a housing having a supply port for receiving a pressurized medium within the housing and an outlet port for outputting the pressurized medium to a downstream device. The housing of this embodiment also includes a vent port for... Agent: Cooper Cameron Corporation
20080011356 - Air core filling system: The invention relates to an air core filling system for reclining or seating furniture, for example, for a mattress, an armchair, a car seat, a piece of camping furniture or similar, comprising an air core and an integrated air core filling system, reacting to a load, which independently, supplies a... Agent: Dykema Gossett PLLC
20080011357 - Lng tanker offloading in shallow waters: A system for offloading LNG (liquified natural gas) from a tanker (26) in shallow waters, for regasing, or heating the offloaded LNG to produce gaseous hydrocarbons, or gas, for pressurizing the gas, and for flowing the gas to an onshore station (56), includes a structure that is fixed to the... Agent: Leon D. Rosen Freilich, Hornbaker & Rosen
20080011358 - Tapping assembly: A tapping assembly implements a unitary saddle fitting design to enable the formation of a branch connection with a polymeric flowable material transmission line. The tapping assembly includes a unitary saddle fitting and a set of cutting elements operative to create openings in a structural wall of the transmission line... Agent: Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP Intellectual Property Department
20080011359 - Integrated jet fluid level shutoff sensor and fuel tank vent for vehicles: The integrated jet fluid level shutoff sensor vent assembly is designed for use in conjunction with a non-pressurizing tank fast fill system, and to support automatic shutoff fast fill refueling of vehicles. The integrated jet fluid level shutoff sensor vent assembly is mounted to a fuel tank and exposed inside... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20080011360 - Device for regulating pressure: A pressure regulator is provided. In one embodiment, the pressure regulator includes a body having an internal cavity for receiving a pressurized medium and inlet and outlet ports that enable a pressurized medium to enter the internal cavity at a first pressure and exit at a second pressure. The exemplary... Agent: Cooper Cameron Corporation
20080011362 - Flow controller: The flow controller is capable of optionally controlling flow volume of controlled flow and reducing weight and a production cost. The flow controller comprises: a main body having a first flow path and a second flow path; a ring packing for sealing the flow paths; a rod-shaped flow control member... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080011361 - High-pressure regulator: A high-pressure regulator includes body having a pressure inlet and a pressure outlet. A piston is disposed in the body and fluidly coupled to the pressure inlet and the pressure outlet. The piston is configured to operate in compression to contact a seat ring for the purpose of controlling the... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (fisher)
20080011363 - Pressure control valve: In a pressure controlling valve 3 for causing deformation of a resilient member 32 by a pressure difference between a CO2 gas pressure in a sealed space (heat sensitive portion) corresponding to a refrigerant temperature and a high pressure of the CO2 refrigerant in the refrigeration cycle to open and... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080011364 - Sprayer tank cap with incorporated pressure relief valve: A cap for closing a sprayer tank has integrated therein a pressure relief valve having a tubular member providing a seat with respect to which a valve provided by an o-ring on a stem is displaced in a direction against the seat to close the valve. The stem is connected... Agent: Kenneth J. Lukacher South Winton Court
20080011365 - Selectively actuated constant flow valve: A constant flow regulating valve of the type described in U.S. Pat. Nos. 6,026,850 and 6,209,578 includes a closure mechanism configured and arranged to override the modulating mode of the valve and to close the valve at fluid inlet pressures both below and above the valve's threshold level. The closure... Agent: Gauthier & Connors, LLP
20080011366 - Steam valve: In a steam valve, a strainer is arranged between a valve body and a valve casing in which the valve body is accommodated, and a screen assembly is mounted on an outer peripheral portion of the strainer. The screen assembly includes a temporary screen unit and a permanent screen unit... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080011367 - Integrated piping plate, machining method for same, machining apparatus for same, and machining equipment for same: A machining method for an integrated piping plate, for example, composed of a plurality of plates joined together, and in which an instrument and a component constituting an apparatus, or the instrument, or the component are or is disposed on one surface or both surfaces of the integrated piping plate,... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP
20080011368 - Inline swivel connection for multi-lumen tubing: An apparatus for connecting multi-lumen conduits is described. The apparatus may include a conduit adapter and a conduit collar. The conduit adapter may include a housing, a bayonet connector, and a support member connecting the housing and the bayonet connector. The support member has an aperture that permits fluid communication... Agent: Kinetic Concepts, Inc. Attn: Legal Department Intellectual Property
20080011369 - Pipe coupling and male coupling member: A male coupling member is provided that is selectively couplable to a first female coupling member (for 25 MPa, for example) and a second female coupling member (for 90 MPa), which handle different fluid pressures. When the male coupling member is coupled to the first female coupling member, a second... Agent: Tadashi Horie
20080011370 - Sulfur loading apparatus: A chemical loading system is used for loading a molten chemical into a tanker. The chemical loading system includes a source supplying a molten chemical and a tanker for receiving the molten chemical. The chemical loading system has a stationary feed line supplying a chemical from the source. An extendable... Agent: Chris D. Northcutt
20080011371 - Hydraulic valve actuated by piezoelectric effect: A valve-actuator for a hydraulic valve includes a valve chamber, ports spaced mutually and opening into the chamber, a spool axially located in the chamber for opening and closing hydraulic connections between at least two of the ports as the spool moves axially in the chamber. An actuator includes a... Agent: Macmillan, Sobanski & Todd, LLC
20080011372 - Pump station, and device to be used in same: A liquid pump station with an enclosing wall (11) and a floor (12), the pump station includes at least one liquid inlet (13) and at least one liquid outlet (14), and at least one submersible pump unit (20) arranged to the outlet (14). The invention is characterized in first baffle... Agent: Young & Thompson
20080011373 - Sanitary check valve: A check valve adapted for mounting between any flanges and specifically between sanitary flanges in a piping system, the check valve comprising a stationary portion and a flexible portion; the single-piece rigid stationary portion including and supporting a valve seat; the single-piece molded elastomeric flexible portion including a flange gasket,... Agent: Larry S. Zelson
20080011374 - Integrated piping plate, machining method for same, machining apparatus for same, and machining equipment for same: A machining method for an integrated piping plate, for example, composed of a plurality of plates joined together, and in which an instrument and a component constituting an apparatus, or the instrument, or the component are or is disposed on one surface or both surfaces of the integrated piping plate,... Agent: Kratz, Quintos & Hanson, LLP01/10/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing
20080006325 - Automatic pump control device: An automatic pump control device for an injection pump used to inject fluid (typically methanol) into oil or natural gas wells to prevent freezing. The device enables the pump to operate at rates as low as one full stroke per 1.5 minutes (i.e., 0.67 stroke/min), substantially slower than current rates... Agent: Moore & Hansen, Pllp
20080006326 - Real time in-line hydrosonic water-in-fuel emulsion apparatus, process and system: Devices, methods and system for combustion of an intimate emulsion of water-in-fuel without the use of chemical additives in order to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy with little or no engine or boiler de-rating or modifications. Apparatus and method for producing, combusting, storing and reducing viscosity of a fuel... Agent: Our Pal Asija Asija House
20080006327 - Hydrant roof mount: A system for securing a hydrant to a roof of a building is provided that includes a hydrant support that rigidly interconnects to the roof deck. In addition, a method of sealingly interconnecting a standpipe of the hydrant to the hydrant support is provided wherein a plurality of seals are... Agent: Sheridan Ross PC
20080006328 - Electric motor pressure relief plate: A relief plate is provided for coupling a housing of an electro-mechanical actuator assembly to a valve housing of a valve assembly. The relief plate includes a first side, a second side, an opening, an annular collection channel, and a plurality of grooves. The first side is configured to couple... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20080006329 - Air guide plate: To prevent an engine from being thermally affected by the air that has passed a radiator. A engine and a radiator for cooling the engine are attached to the body frame. An air guide plate permits lead air striking the radiator to a desired position to be disposed between the... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080006330 - A throttle mechanism: The present invention provides a throttle mechanism typically comprised of a nut, an orifice sleeve, a pressure spring and main body; wherein said nut and said orifice sleeve are possessed of an inlet individually at the top end, the diameter of the inlet of the orifice sleeve is smaller than... Agent: Dr. Banger Shia
20080006331 - Differential pressure valve: To provide a differential pressure valve which is capable of suppressing generation of noise when a variable displacement compressor is being operated at its minimum displacement. A hollow cylindrical protruding portion of a valve element, which is disposed in a manner surrounding a hollow cylindrical valve seat, is configured to... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20080006332 - Liquid-supplying system and liquid-consuming apparatus: [Means for Solving Problems] An ink-supplying system 1 supplies liquid reserved in a main tank 14 to a recording head 3 through a subtank 16 mounted on a carriage 6. The main tank 14 has a structure opened to the atmosphere, and the subtank 16 has a sealed structure. The... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080006333 - Structure of a fuel tank for a multi-fuel system: A multi-fuel system includes a high vapor pressure fuel tank and a low vapor pressure fuel tank. The high vapor pressure fuel tank contains a fuel a saturated vapor pressure of which is high so that the concentration of fuel vapor in a vapor space of the tank in the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20080006334 - Apparatus and methods for handling materials in a 3-d printer: The present invention is directed towards methods and apparatus for handling powder in a 3D printer. The invention includes a means of transporting powder from multiple sources to a powder dispensing apparatus with minimal user intervention, thus reducing contamination of the 3D printer and surrounding area with loose powder, while... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20080006335 - Hose connection device: Method for transfer and connection operation of a bulk hose between a vessel and an offshore drilling or operating platform, the system comprising a hose, means for storage of the hose onboard the platform and connecting means onboard the vessel for secure connection of the hose to the ship, wherein... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080006336 - Miniature valve: The present invention relates to a miniature valve, which includes a valve body comprising an inflow channel, an outflow channel and a liquid chamber, and a close assembly comprising a driver, a rocker and a valve film. The close assembly connects to the valve body and is configured to selectively... Agent: Myers Bigel Sibley & SajovecPrevious industry: Batteries: thermoelectric and photoelectric
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