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Fluid handling April category patent applications 04/08Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20080092956 - Stand-alone mechanical device for controlled watering: The invention concerns an exclusively mechanical stand-alone device for controlled watering by sprinkling, wherein a soil simulating member, having an absorbent body associated with a reclinable cup arranged beneath, contributes to determination of the interval between two watering operations. A balance arm, bearing the absorbent body and an annular magnet,... Agent: Egbert Law Offices
20080092957 - Water control apparatus: An embodiment of a water control apparatus is disclosed that may be used with a concrete mixing assembly. The apparatus may include flowmeter unit and a normally closed valve unit. The normally closed valve unit may be in fluid communication with, and removably connected to, the flowmeter unit. A control... Agent: Gifford, Krass, Sprinkle,anderson & Citkowski, P.c
20080092958 - Downspout watersaver: It is intended to be constructed of the same materials that are commonly used in current down spout water drainage systems. This would allow for the invention to be esthetically pleasing to homeowners/building owners. The storage tank would range in size depending on the amount of water desired to be... Agent: Thomas Edward Dwyer
20080092959 - Device for separating oil from a de-aeration of an oil reservoir: Device for separating oil from the de-aeration of an oil reservoir, which device comprises a line (3) for the de-aeration which is connected to the above-mentioned oil reservoir (1) with one far end and in which is provided a suction pump (4) for sucking in air, and whereby the other... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20080092960 - Valve system with position sensor: A valve system has a valve housing, in which at least one valve element is displaceably guided. At least one magnetic field sensor is provided to detect the position of the valve element, which is acted upon by the magnetic field of at least one permanent magnet located on the... Agent: Striker, Striker & Stenby
20080092961 - Flow cytometer system with unclogging feature: The fluidic system with an unclogging feature of the preferred embodiment includes a flow channel, a sheath pump to pump sheath fluid from a sheath container into an interrogation zone, and a waste pump to pump waste fluid from the interrogation zone into a waste container. The sheath pump and/or... Agent: Schox PLC
20080092962 - Vent valve for the fuel tank of a motor vehicle: The invention relates to a vent valve for the fuel tank of a motor vehicle, with a housing (2) having a vent opening (6), and a float (14) arranged in the housing, supporting a sealing arrangement (13, 70) on its upper side interacting with the vent opening (6), where the... Agent: Dority & Manning, P.A.
20080092963 - Structure of bubble prevention buffer tank of fuel cell vehicle: A structure of a bubble prevention buffer tank of a fuel cell vehicle is provided that comprises at least one mesh and at least one lattice inside the buffer tank so as to remove air bubbles inside the buffer tank by breaking the air bubbles.... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20080092964 - Three-in-one water-supply pipe system with accessories: This invention provides a three-in-one water-supply pipe with accessories for quality-distinguished distribution of domestic water. This pipe contains three pipes arranged in a triangular combination to supply drinkable water, service water and recycled water at the same time. The diameter and thickness of the pipe walls of the three pipes... Agent: Lucas & Mercanti, LLP
20080092965 - Automatic smart watering apparatus: The present invention provides a smart water flow apparatus capable of maintaining a desired level of water in a reservoir while having an override or shutoff feature that is programmable to address variations in water pressure or to prevent flooding.... Agent: Biotech Beach Law Group , PC
20080092966 - High differential pressure, low torque precision temperature control valve: A high differential pressure, low torque precision temperature control valve is disclosed herein. This valve is trunnionated with stem components that are separable from the plug for ease of maintenance and manufacturability and thus reducing the need to remove the entire plug and sealing assemblies in the field. Field repair... Agent: Ken Dallara, Law Office Of Ken Dallara
20080092967 - Control valve assembly: A control valve assembly includes a valve body having a valve opening, a first pressure passage, a second pressure passage, and a valve body land. A valve member is received in the valve opening for movement between an open position and a closed position. The valve member includes a first... Agent: Eaton Corporation Eaton Center
20080092968 - Acoustically mediated fluid transfer methods and uses thereof: Acoustic waves are used to transfer small amounts of fluid in a non-contact manner. Acoustic waves are propagated through a pool of a source fluid in such a manner that causes the ejection of a single micro-droplet from the surface of the pool. The droplet is ejected towards a target... Agent: Morrison & Foerster LLP04/17/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category patent applications
20080087328 - Method and plant for transport of rich gas: A method for transport of natural gas through a pipeline from a gas field to a terminal, where there is a risk of condensation of heavy hydrocarbon components in the pipeline during the transport, wherein dry gas is added to the natural gas to reduce the cricondentherm and the cricondentherm... Agent: Birch Stewart Kolasch & Birch
20080087329 - Common opening for air flow and speaker outflow: An apparatus is provided that provides a common opening for air flow and speaker outflow. The apparatus includes a compartment with an opening. The compartment has a top surface and a bottom surface and includes a fan and a speaker. The fan is positioned to rotate one or blades around... Agent: Trellis Intellectual Property Law Group, PC
20080087330 - Water conservation safety shut-off valve: The present invention is a water conservation safety shut-off valve assembly for use on locations which normally have intermittent water usage but need to indicate when there is constant water usage, such as a leak. The valve assembly has a valve body with a fluid pathway and a valve plug... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C
20080087331 - Combined safety valve: A coupling frame formed at a connecting portion on an out-port side of a first safety valve, and a coupling frame formed at a connecting portion on an in-port side of a second safety valve are brought into contact with each other, directly or by causing a plate-shaped member to... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, P.C.
20080087332 - Active intake pressure control of downhole pump assemblies: Progressive cavity pump assemblies including one or more mechanisms adapted to regulate intake pressure of the main pump between a minimum intake pressure and a maximum intake pressure. In one embodiment, the mechanism is a sealing member configured to open at a threshold pressure to discharge wellbore fluid and close... Agent: Wong, Cabello, Lutsch, Rutherford & Brucculeri, L.L.P.
20080087333 - Mobile fluid feeding apparatus for a power tool: A mobile liquid conveying apparatus includes a service liquid area (10) having a service liquid outlet (18) for communicating with the power tool (4), a dirty liquid area (12) having a dirty liquid inlet (28) through which dirty liquid from the power tool (4) can flow into the dirty liquid... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20080087334 - Device for conversion of valves to supervised valves: A device for converting a valve to a supervised valve is disclosed. The device includes a housing in which a coupling member is movably mounted. The coupling member is engageable with the actuating member of the valve when the device is mounted on the valve. A sensor is also mounted... Agent: Synnestvedt & Lechner, LLP
20080087335 - Process pressure measurement system with improved venting: A process fluid pressure measurement system includes a process fluid pressure transmitter coupled to a coplanar manifold. The coplanar manifold includes a first bore coupleable to a source of process fluid, and a vent passageway connected to the first bore and terminating in a vent hole. The coplanar manifold includes... Agent: Christopher R. Christenson Westman, Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20080087336 - Fluid-processing apparatus and fluid-processing system: The present invention provides a fluid-processing apparatus which can uniformly mix or react fluids with each other by discharging the fluids from many nozzles at a uniform discharge pressure to collide them. A fluid-processing apparatus that has a first unit provided with one inlet for supplying a fluid therethrough, N... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.
20080087337 - Hydraulic system for supplying hydraulic fluid to a component: A hydraulic system for supplying hydraulic fluid to a wet clutch, including a pump that transports the hydraulic fluid from an oil reservoir to the wet clutch through a control valve that is operated electromechanically, in particular by means of a solenoid. The control valve is a selector valve, and... Agent: Alfred J Mangels
20080087338 - Device and method for treating water: Device for treating water with a supply (3); a treatment tank (4); a drain (9); a regulator (13); and a bypass (22) which connects the supply (3) to the drain (9), characterised in that in the main canalisation (2), on either side of the regulator (13), is provided a shut-off... Agent: Bacon & Thomas, PLLC
20080087339 - Direct acting hydraulic trip block: A direct acting hydraulic voting trip block defines three separate paths between an inlet and an outlet port. Each path is intersected by a valve cylinder. Valve pistons in each valve cylinder are configured, in the activated position, to block two of thee different paths. As long as at least... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20080087340 - Primary/secondary loop purge valve: This invention comprises a purge valve comprising a valve body having a first primary loop port and a second primary loop port, the valve body defining a first secondary loop port and second secondary loop port, the valve body defining a flow channel and a valve portion, the valve portion... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP
20080087341 - Water conservation safety shut-off valve: The present invention is a water conservation safety shut-off valve assembly for use on locations which normally have intermittent water usage but need to indicate when there is constant water usage, such as a leak. The valve assembly has a valve body with a fluid pathway and a valve plug... Agent: Mckee, Voorhees & Sease, P.L.C
20080087342 - Air pump device and its inflatable product: An inflatable product has an air pump device and a pressure releasing valve. The air pump device has a housing and a pumping assembly. The housing has two openings as an inlet opening and an outlet opening. The pumping assembly is mounted in the housing and has a motor and... Agent: Hershkovitz & Associates, LLC
20080087343 - Three-way poppet valve with internal check feature: A three-way poppet valve that can restrict or eliminate backflow without the use of an external check valve. Unlike conventional three-way poppet valves wherein both inlets can be open to the outlet at the same time during movement of the poppet, the valve according to the present invention can be... Agent: Don W. Bulson (park) Renner, Otto, Boisselle & Sklar, LLP
20080087344 - Control valve assembly: A control valve assembly includes a valve body having a valve opening, a first pressure passage, a second pressure passage, and a valve body land. A valve member is received in the valve opening for movement between an open position and a closed position. The valve member includes a first... Agent: Eaton Corporation Eaton Center
20080087345 - Direct operated cartridge valve assembly: A cartridge valve assembly includes a body having a central bore, a first port, a second port, and a third port fluidly connected to the central bore. The cartridge valve assembly further includes a main spool positioned within the central bore and being movable between at least a first position... Agent: Caterpillar/finnegan, Henderson, L.L.P.
20080087346 - Valve apparatus: A valve apparatus includes a first base block having flow passages formed therein, a second base block and a control block. By connecting together side surfaces of the blocks so that the surfaces mutually oppose one another, a manifold formed in the interior of each of the blocks is configured... Agent: Paul A. Guss Paul A. Guss Attorney At Law
20080087347 - Particle interactions in a fluid flow: Interaction between two different species of particle(s) in a fluid stream is promoted by generating turbulent eddies in a fluid stream. The turbulent eddies are designed to be of such size and/or intensity that the different sized particle(s) are entrained into the eddies to significantly different extents and forced to... Agent: The Webb Law Firm, P.C.
20080087348 - Tapered aperture multi-tee mixer: An apparatus and a method for mixing at least two fluid substances and carrying out or initiating a reaction between them, wherein the apparatus is a static mixer are described. The static mixer includes a fluid receiving chamber, a first conduit passing through the fluid receiving chamber and having at... Agent: Baker & Mckenzie LLP / Dow04/10/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category patent applications
20080083456 - Method and a device for supplying at least one process gas: The invention relates to a device for supplying at least one process gas, with independently set temperature and mass flow, in an input line of a test bed for fuel cells or fuel cell components, such as reformer, catalytic converter, etc. At least two dynamically controlled gas injectors are provided... Agent: Dykema Gossett Pllc
20080083457 - Valve assembly for a motorcycle fuel tank: The present invention provides a valve assembly adapted to be coupled to a fuel tank of a motorcycle. The valve assembly includes a one-piece valve housing having a rollover valve housing portion at least partially defining a first chamber and a pressure relief valve housing portion at least partially defining... Agent: Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
20080083458 - Wet barrel fire hydrant system with second valve: Wet barrel fire hydrants which feature additional structure for reducing the potential that those with ill intent can foul municipal water supplies by introducing toxins or other materials into fire hydrants. Various embodiments include valves which close off portions of the hydrant or water conduit otherwise available for receipt of... Agent: John S. Pratt, Esq Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP
20080083460 - Handle control valve assembly of faucet: A handle control valve assembly of a faucet comprises a handle control valve body formed with an upper thread section and a lower thread section; a top of the upper thread section being protruded with a control valve; a top of the control valve being formed with a threaded hole;... Agent: Tsai-chen Yang
20080083459 - Valve set for a faucet controlled by a handle easily attachable to wooden and acrylic materials: A valve set for a faucet controlled by a handle easily attachable to wooden and acrylic materials mainly comprises a control valve body, a lower block ring, a mounting ring, an upper block ring and a handle mount. The control valve body has an upper section of screw thread and... Agent: Tsai-chen Yang
20080083461 - Fluid exchange apparatus with locking flow alignment device: A system and method for exchanging used hydraulic fluid with fresh hydraulic fluid in an accessed hydraulic fluid system. The system includes a fluid exchange assembly, a flow-aligning valve assembly and a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism allows the pressure of the fresh fluid being conducted to the hydraulic fluid... Agent: Fulbright & Jaworski L.l.p.
20080083462 - Method and apparatus for pressure regulation: A pressure regulator is provided in which a valve (19) is coupled to a body (14), and is used to regulate gas pressure in a regulated pressure chamber (34). Valve (19) includes a movable sealing member (22) that is relatively soft. The movable sealing member (22) seals against a passageway... Agent: Dennis Braswell Braswell & Associates, P.c.
20080083463 - Automatic flow control regulator valve: A flow control valve includes a body portion including a first end, a second end and an axially extending passageway. A metering valve is included that is axially moveable under the influence of fluid pressure from a rest position to a flow restricting position. In the flow restricting position, the... Agent: Indiano Vaugahan LLP. Suite 1300
20080083464 - Check valve for vacuum sewage pipe and vacuum sewage system: The present invention provides a check valve for use in a vacuum sewage pipe. The check valve includes a body having a sewage inlet and a sewage outlet to be coupled to the vacuum sewage pipe, a flap valve element disposed in the body and rotatably supported by a shaft,... Agent: Westerman, Hattori, Daniels & Adrian, LLP
20080083465 - Microfluidic devices and related methods and systems: A microfluidic assembly comprising a replaceable microfluidic circuit and a thermal unit, the microfluidic circuit adapted to contact the thermal unit by contact between one or more membranes in the microfluidic circuit and the at least one temperature controlling element in the thermal unit to achieve temperature control of a... Agent: Steinfl & Bruno
20080083466 - Control valve assembly for a faucet: A control valve assembly includes a first control valve and a second control valve longitudinally mounted to the first control valve. A first check valve and a second check valve respectively disposed in the first control valve and the second control valve such that the leakproof effect of the control... Agent: Sinorica, Llc
20080083467 - Valve activation assembly which mechanically collapses a collapsible member in response to both overpressure and underpressure conditions: A valve activation assembly which mechanically collapses a collapsible member, such as a buckling pin, in response to both overpressure and underpressure conditions of a pressurized fluid. A retention member retains the valve member in a selected position with respect to the fluid, such as an open or closed position.... Agent: Fellers, Snider, Blankenship, Bailey & Tippens04/03/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. category patent applications
20080078446 - Fluid mixing method, microdevice and manufacturing method thereof: In the fluid mixing method, a plurality of fluids are distributed through respective independent supply flow channels to come into confluence in a mixing field in microspace to mix with each other to form a mixed fluid, and the mixed fluid is discharged from the mixing field through a discharge... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080078447 - Low vapor pressure high purity gas delivery system: Systems, apparatuses and methods for vapor phase fluid delivery to a desired end use are provided, wherein the conditions of the system are monitored to determine when the water concentration or supply vessel surface temperature exceeds a specified value or when the low vapor pressure fluid pressure falls below a... Agent: Praxair, Inc. Law Department - M1 557
20080078448 - Low consumption pneumatic controller: A pneumatic controller for controlling a process advantageously reduces fluid consumption by providing a proportional adjustment to a feedback signal. The pneumatic controller comprises a pneumatic control stage, a process pressure detector, and a feedback proportioning device. The feedback proportioning device uses a feedback cantilever component to provide the proportional... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (fisher)
20080078449 - Low consumption pneumatic controller: A pneumatic controller for controlling a process advantageously reduces fluid consumption by providing a proportional adjustment to a feedback signal. The pneumatic controller comprises a pneumatic control stage such as a relay, a process pressure detector, and a rack-and-pinion feedback assembly. The a rack-and-pinion feedback assembly provides the proportional adjustment... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (fisher)
20080078450 - Inflation stem with blow-off valve to prevent overinflation: An inflation stem having an inflation valve combined with a blow-off valve to prevent overinflation. The valves are forced open during inflation when the actuating pin is depressed by the compressor chuck head, opening a fill chamber through which fluid flows into an inflatable object, and also opening a blow-off... Agent: Stephen Christopher Swift Swift Law Office
20080078451 - Gas plug connector: The aim is to devise a gas plug connector that permits a gas plug to be connected or disconnected only when an additional shut-off valve has been manually closed. To that end the housing (1) of the gas plug connector has a bearing (36) for a switching element (35) that... Agent: Jeffrey A. Sadowski
20080078452 - Damper device: A damper device may include a frame provided with an opening part, a baffle turnably supported on the frame, and a drive unit for turnably driving the baffle to open and close the opening part. The drive unit may include an output member whose tip end side is provided with... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20080078453 - Metallic valve: The invention relates to a metallic valve, characterized in that the valve disk and/or the valve seat has a ceramic coating with a layer thickness within a range of from 10 to 1000 nm.... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20080078454 - Water saver fill valve and assembly: An improved fill valve has a pivot valve body that is pivotally suspended immediately below a float housing and is movable between two positions. In a first position, the pivot valve body blocks the flow of water from the float housing. In a second position, the pivot body allows the... Agent: Joseph S. Heino, Esq. Davis & Kuelthau, S.c.
20080078455 - Compact manifolded fail safe hydraulic control system: A manifolded fail-safe hydraulic control system provides fail-safe operation of a pipeline valve using no more than a total of 43 proprietary parts in the system. The system controls the operation of a spring return actuator, which in turn strokes the pipeline valve from the normal operating position to the... Agent: Gable & Gotwals
20080078456 - Hydrostatic variable unit with a servo system and a valve unit controlling the servo system: The invention relates to a hydrostatic variable unit with a servo system bringing about the control of the hydrostatic unit and with a valve unit controlling the servo system, the valve unit comprising two magnetically actuated proportional pressure-reducing valves which respectively act upon one of the sides of a servo... Agent: Zarley Law Firm P.L.C
20080078457 - Valve: An aircraft comprises an overpressure valve, the overpressure valve comprising a sealing member which is moveable, in response to a first pressure differential across the valve, between a closed position and an open position. The overpressure valve further comprises a frangible portion, for example a carbon or sheet metal disc.... Agent: Lowe Hauptman Ham & Berner, LLP
20080078458 - Linear damper for check valve: A damping system, for a valve with a flapper movable between an open position and a closed position, comprises a main body and a piston. The main body has at least an inner wall that defines a chamber having fluid therein. The main body is coupled to the flapper, and... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20080078459 - Rotary hydraulic damper for check valve: A damping system for a valve with a flapper comprises a main body having at least an inner wall defining a chamber having fluid therein, a paddle disposed within the chamber, and a fluid channel. The paddle is coupled to the flapper and moved thereby between a first and second... Agent: Honeywell International Inc.
20080078460 - Positioning device for pressure regulator: A control assembly for converting a “fail-close” regulator to a “fail-open” regulator, or vice versa, without having to modify or reconfigure a casing of the regulator includes a control member, a central rod, and a spring disposed between first and second spring seats. A regulator including the control assembly includes... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (fisher)
20080078461 - Rotary pressure distributor and carousel-type hollow body treatment machine equipped therewith: Rotary pressure distributor for a carousel-type hollow-body treatment machine, comprising several treatment stations, this distributor comprising two coaxial rings (2, 3) in sealed contact, one of them (3) a rotary ring comprising communication orifices (6) connected to at least one treatment station and the other (2) stationary and comprising several... Agent: Sughrue Mion, PLLC
20080078462 - Valve controller: A controller for controlling a valve is disclosed including a manifold assembly, a valve position indicator and a trigger assembly. An operating media distribution system is disposed in the manifold assembly and an electronic control unit is disposed in the controller. The electronic control unit operates at least one electromagnetic... Agent: Tyco Engineered Products & Services Attn: Intellectual Property Law DepartmentPrevious industry: Batteries: thermoelectric and photoelectric
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