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Fluid handling November USPTO class listing 11/08Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
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20080289692 - Devices and methods for programmable microscale manipulation of fluids: The present invention is directed generally to devices and methods for controlling fluid flow in meso-scale fluidic components in a programmable manner. Specifically, the present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for placing two microfluidic components in fluid communication at an arbitrary position and time, both of which... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP
20080289691 - Mass flow rate control system: A dosage system for feeding a fluid (A) to a static mixer (1), said system comprising a tank (2) containing said fluid (A) at a predetermined pressure, a fluid passage (3) connecting said container (1) and tank (2), a control valve (4) provided within said fluid passage (3) to control... Agent: Hoffmann & Baron, LLP
20080289693 - Diaphragm valve for irrigation systems: A diaphragm valve for use in an irrigation system is disclosed that is adapted to reduce the water hammer effect, reduce debris in a flow path through a valve seat, improve bleed operation and/or reduce manufacturing and materials costs.... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin And Flannery
20080289694 - Single-action discharge valve: A single-action discharge valve for discharging a vessel's contents. The valve has a valve body with a passage therethrough through which the contents are discharged, a frangible seal held within the valve body and sealing the passage while the seal is intact, and a solenoid including an armature moveable from... Agent: Russell H. Walker Walker, Mckenzie & Walker, P.C.
20080289695 - Heat activated automatic gas shut-off valve: This invention relates to a heat activated shut-off device for gas and liquid flows in fuel supply lines and consists of a housing with a longitudinal void therethrough for fluid passage. A valve seat within the longitudinal void and a spring biased piston slidably carried within the housing when in... Agent: Frederick Gotha, Esq. Suite 823
20080289696 - Check valve for fluid injector: A backflow-prevention system that substantially prevents contaminant backflow at a treatment site. The system includes a fluid ejector tube for insertion into the patient's mouth and for removal of fluids when a threshold vacuum pressure is applied. A backflow prevention device receives fluid from the fluid ejector tube and includes... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20080289697 - Water inlet device for mounting a valve body on a deck: A water inlet device is adapted for mounting a valve body on top of a deck, and includes a fixing unit and a connecting unit including a connecting component that is adapted to be secured to the valve body, and a coupling unit. The coupling unit includes first and second... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20080289698 - Water inlet device for mounting a valve body on a deck background of the invention: A water inlet device is adapted for mounting a valve body that is formed with a water inlet hole on top of a deck. The water inlet device includes a fixing unit adapted to be secured to the deck and formed with a water supply hole, a connecting unit, and... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20080289699 - Downspout framing systems and methods: A downspout skirt includes a first skirt member having first and second exposed ends and having an inner surface configured to engage a side wall of a downspout, and including a second skirt member having third and fourth exposed ends and having an inner surface configured to engage a different... Agent: Gerard Buonpane
20080289700 - High pressure safety valve, system and method: The present invention comprises, in one embodiment, a compression safety valve apparatus adapted to engagingly connect to an existing gas cylinder valve. In one embodiment, the present invention comprises a housing base having a first bore, a rupture disc holding means having a second bore, at least one rupture disk,... Agent: Southwest Intellectual Property Services, LLC
20080289701 - Water inlet device for mounting a valve body on a deck: A water inlet device is adapted for mounting a valve body that is formed with a water inlet hole on top of a deck, is adapted to be connected to a water inlet pipe, and includes a fixing unit and a connecting unit. The fixing unit is adapted to be... Agent: Ladas & Parry
20080289702 - Rigid coupling device for pressurized fluid-conduits: The rigid coupling device includes a closure valve extended by a retractable sliding stop member of general tubular shape made from elastically deformable material, having at least one outward radial projection forming a stop against a corresponding inward radial projection of a movable interior body that contains the valve. The... Agent: John Molnar Jr.
20080289703 - Hydraulic check valve assembly: A ball check valve for use in a hydraulic chain tensioner. The ball check valve contains a check ball, a ball seat having a passage for the flow of hydraulic fluid, a coil spring to urge the check ball toward the ball seat and a retainer to house these components.... Agent: Borgwarner Inc. C/o Brown & Michaels, PC
20080289704 - Fluid transmission through a visual display panel: A visual display panel (1) comprising: a front face (3); an array of optical display elements, a plurality of fluid flow conduits, each conduit extending through the panel from an aperture on the front face; and a manifold (32) in fluid communication with one or more of the plurality of... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080289705 - End effector with collision detection sensor: In a robotic assembly, a body adapted for mounting on an arm is provided. A connection is adapted to couple the body and an end effector to allow deflection of the end effector with respect to the body between an open position and a closed position. A conduit allows fluid... Agent: Seagate Technology LLC C/o Westman Champlin & Kelly, P.A.
20080289706 - Control system: An apparatus and method for controlling a water characteristic of a body of water by controlling the cyclic release of a water characteristic material into the body of water with or without the system being responsive to a level of the water characteristic in the body of water.... Agent: Carl L. Johnson Jacobson And Johnson
20080289707 - Spool valve and method: A valve (200) for routing a fluid includes a housing (220) having an inlet (222) and at least one outlet port (224). A valve member (218) is located in the housing (220). The valve (218) member has a wall (232) enclosing a cavity (230). A plurality of inlet openings (234)... Agent: International Engine Intellectual Property Company
20080289708 - Sanitary water-outflow fitting: The description is given of a sanitary water-outflow fitting, in particular a tub-filling mixer unit, having a water-outflow housing (1) and a jet former for a wide-surface-area water-outlet jet (19), the jet former being arranged in the housing. The water-outflow housing (1) comprises an elongate supply channel (21) which runs... Agent: Lempia Braidwood LLC
20080289709 - Waterway connection: A coupler for a faucet is disclosed which couples a first waterway component and a second waterway component, the coupler being an overmold component.... Agent: Delta Faucet Company C/o Masco Corporation Leon E. Redman, Esq.
20080289710 - Microfabricated elastomeric valve and pump systems: A method of fabricating an elastomeric structure, comprising: forming a first elastomeric layer on top of a first micromachined mold, the first micromachined mold having a first raised protrusion which forms a first recess extending along a bottom surface of the first elastomeric layer; forming a second elastomeric layer on... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080289711 - Fluid handling apparatus, manifold therefor and method of making same: A multi-block manifold facilitates assembly of the manifold in a fluid handling apparatus during manufacture and disassembly and removal of a secondary manifold block of the manifold during service without disconnecting external tubes and flow control devices from the manifold. The external tubes are isolated and integral to a primary... Agent: Antonelli, Terry, Stout & Kraus, LLP
20080289712 - Gas delivery system with integrated valve manifold functionality for sub-atmospheric and super-atmospheric pressure applications: A gas cabinet including an enclosure containing at least one gas supply vessel and flow circuitry coupled to the gas supply vessel(s). The flow circuitry is constructed and arranged to flow dispensed gas from an on-stream gas supply vessel to multiple sticks of the flow circuitry, with each of the... Agent: Intellectual Property / Technology Law11/20/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing
20080283123 - Pressure controlled gas storage: A gas storage tank (1) has a high pressure resistant shell (10) and a fluid control system (5). The fluid control system (5) has an inlet fluid branch (20) and an outlet fluid branch (30). The inlet fluid branch (20) comprises a check valve (21) and the outlet fluid branch... Agent: Young & Thompson
20080283124 - Method and appratus for insertion of an anti-siphon grid into a hose: An apparatus for installing an anti-siphon device into an automotive fuel filler comprises; a cylindrical mandrel having an inner surface and an outer surface, the outer surface of the mandrel adapted to receive a proximal end of the hose; a first grasping means configured to grasp the hose at a... Agent: Joseph V. Tassone, Esq. Dayco Products, LLC
20080283125 - Vacuum divider for differential pumping of a vacuum system: A vacuum divider is positioned between rotor blades of a turbo-molecular pump and a vacuum manifold formed from multiple vacuum chambers. A first coupling aperture passes through the vacuum divider and allows gas to pass from a first of the multiple vacuum chambers to the turbo-molecular pump. A second coupling... Agent: Agilent Technologies Inc.
20080283126 - Condensate drain for compressed air system: A condensate drain for a compressed air system is provided. The condensate drain includes a storage unit, an opening/closing member, and an adjusting member. The storage unit collects condensate and includes a storage main body defining a storage compartment within, and a storage panel sealing one side of the storage... Agent: Jeff Lloyd Saliwanchik, Lloyd & Saliwanchik
20080283127 - External fuel vapor emission adjusting device for fuel tank: A fuel vapor adjusting device includes an expansion chamber at a top portion of a fuel tank; an oil spill trip valve being connected to the expansion chamber, which can turn off when there's spilling oil or the fuel tank is fell down; and at least two canisters. Each canister... Agent: Hdsl
20080283128 - Mounting arrangement for mounting a pedal force servomechanism on a vehicle structure: A mounting arrangement for a pedal force servomechanism assembly of a motor vehicle structure. The pedal force servomechanism assembly is provided with integrated screw connection points and can be fastened by screws to any vehicle structure in a particular vehicle application. It also provides that a static axial pressing of... Agent: Alfred J Mangels
20080283129 - Water supply shutoff device: The present invention provides water supply shutoff device (10) for use with a water supply pipe (16). The device comprising a body (12) having water inlet (18) connectable to the upstream side of the water supply pipe, an water outlet (20) connectable to the downstream side of the water supply... Agent: Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
20080283130 - Gas pressure regulator with a valve and piston assembly: A pressure regulator which includes a body. The body has inner walls defining an inlet port. Slidably moving within the inlet port is a hollow stem of a valve and piston assembly. The hollow stem is in slidable gas sealing contact with the inlet port. The valve and piston assembly... Agent: Jackson Walker, L.L.P.
20080283131 - Priming valve device for water circuit of a beverage machine: A priming valve device for a beverage machine. The device includes a casing assembly including a water inlet, a water outlet, and a drain and venting portion for discharging water or air during priming and a valve assembly associated with the casing assembly. The valve assembly includes a valve member... Agent: Winston & Strawn LLP Patent Department
20080283132 - Gasket with internal screen and method of manufacturing the same: A gasket for a hydraulic housing and a method of manufacturing the same. The gasket is made by taking a metal body having a first and second side and coating the first and second side with rubber. An area of the rubber is then burned off by a laser and... Agent: Zarley Law Firm P.L.C
20080283134 - Variable resistance fluid controller: A fluid controller apparatus controls fluid flow, such as a solvent gradient flow, in a chromatography system. An apparatus includes a fluid-gradient controller having a fluid reservoir for containing a pump fluid and a pumping device connected to the fluid reservoir for receiving the pump fluid. The pumping device is... Agent: Waters Investments Limited C/o Waters Corporation
20080283133 - Oil balance system and method for compressors connected in series: A compressor system includes a first compressor, which has a first low side oil sump, in a first shell and a second compressor, which has a second low side oil sump, in a second shell. The first and second compressors are connected in series. There is an oil transfer conduit... Agent: Cantor Colburn, LLP
20080283135 - Electrically controllable valve: Disclosed is an electrically controllable valve accommodating in its valve housing (4) a second valve member (6) that is operable by the first valve member (2) in order to be able to variably adjust a second valve opening cross-section (A2) that is arranged in series to the first valve opening... Agent: Continental Teves, Inc.
20080283136 - Pneumatic and/or fluidic module, pneumatic and/or fluidic system and method of manufacturing a pneumatic and/or fluidic module: The invention provides a pneumatic and/or fluidic module, a method of producing a pneumatic and/or fluidic module and the use of a pneumatic and/or fluidic module, the pneumatic and/or fluidic module comprising at least one pneumatic and/or fluidic conduit provided to form at least a part of a pneumatic and/or... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards11/13/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing
20080276991 - Preset flow control modules for dispensing valves: A flow controller for fluids. The flow controller may include a flow control chamber, a diffuser positioned within the flow control chamber, and a fixed-length stop. The fixed-length stop is positioned a predetermined distance into the diffuser so as to control the flow rate of the fluids passing through the... Agent: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
20080276992 - Relief valve device: Under emergency, a valve body (26) displaced from a closed position (42) to an open position (43) in association with melting of a fuse member (28) receives resultant of pressing forces of a primary pressure (P1) of gas guided through a primary port (56) in an opening direction (X1) in... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
20080276993 - Flow divider: A flow divider includes a spool for distributing fluid from a supply flow path to priority and surplus flow paths. First and second surplus restrictions vary flow rate in accordance with the movement of the spool and restrict the flow rate to the surplus flow path respectively from first and... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.
20080276994 - Airing and venting elements for pipes and fittings: The invention relates to an airing and venting valve for pipes and fittings carrying fluid, comprising a substantially cup-shaped valve body becoming smaller in cross-section towards the bottom for closing and opening a valve outlet, with a seal cup co-operating with a float of the valve, and a cup seal... Agent: Ratnerprestia
20080276995 - Monitoring device attachment to rubber valve stems: Tire sensor packaging capable of being installed on a standard snap-in tire valve stem is provided. The sensor package includes an attachment member capable of being disposed in the flexible bore of a snap-in tire valve stem, and of securely engaging with the inner wall of the flexible bore. The... Agent: Lumen Patent Firm, Inc.
20080276996 - Platform for industrial installations, particulary for high-pressure descalers, emergency shears and pendulum shears in rolling mill trains or the like: A platform for industrial installations, in particular for high-pressure descalers (3a) or other machines (3) with optionally bundled supply, discharge, and/or distribution conduits (11) which in operational position, are connectable with fixed conduits of a respective machine (3), can be provided as a central installation for connecting media and power... Agent: Abelman, Frayne & Schwab
20080276997 - Low rise rate direct acting relief valve: A relief valve assembly. The relief valve assembly has a housing that houses a sleeve element that surrounds a spool that has a spring guide disposed therein and is biased away from the spool by a spring. A fluid flow path is created from a valve exit of the assembly... Agent: Zarley Law Firm P.L.C
20080276998 - Water manifold system and method: A system for distributing water within a building operates to distribute water from a pressurized water supply source to devices that receive water, such as faucets, toilets, showers, sprinklers, and hot water heating devices. The system includes at least one manifold which may be of unitary molded plastic construction and... Agent: Legal Department Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc
20080276999 - Fluid filter and drain valve body thereof: The fluid filter includes a filter element, a tubular body that supports the filter element, a cap and a base that house the filter element and the tubular body and can be screwed together through relative rotation, a drain cap that is attached detachably to the cap from the outer... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20080277000 - Valve system: A valve system for monitoring and controlling a flow of a fluid additive into a main fluid line is disclosed. The system includes a pump that provides a constant flow of the additive from a fluid reservoir through a supply conduit into the main fluid line. A portion of the... Agent: Fraser Clemens Martin & Miller LLC
20080277001 - Valve: A valve for use in a closed transfer system for agricultural chemicals and the like comprising a housing (26) for engagement with a neck of a container and a stem (15) with inlet ports (18) to allow flow of liquid therethrough into the container, there being a spring loaded seal... Agent: Trexler, Bushnell, Giangiorgi, Blackstone & Marr, Ltd.
20080277002 - Coupler: This invention is directed to a coupler which comprises an actuator housing and a plunger housing each formed with a passageway for transmitting fluid entering an indwelling catheter to a collection bag. As the housings are connected together, a plunger located in the passageway of the plunger housing is moved... Agent: Gray Robinson, P.A.
20080277003 - Low-profile valve assembly: Disclosed are low-profile valve assemblies for engaging a counter top or other mounting surface having a through opening. A special collar is provided which has a flange facing the outer surface of the mounting surface, and a skirt that extends into the through opening where the inward portion of the... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20080277004 - Inlet electromagnetic flow control: A method to manipulate boundary layer conditions within a ducted fluid flow is provided. This method may be used to attach fluid flow to ducted surfaces bounding the fluid flow. This involves flowing a fluid over the surface wherein the fluid contains positively charged ions and electrons. An electric field... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20080277006 - Fabrication of ultra-shallow channels for microfluidic devices and systems: A method for etching an ultra-shallow channel includes using an etch process that is selective for one material to etch a different material in order to achieve a very precise channel depth in the different material. Channels as shallow as 10 nm can be fabricated in silicon with precision of... Agent: Jones, Tullar & Cooper, P.C.
20080277005 - Microfabricated elastomeric valve and pump systems: A method of fabricating an elastomeric structure, comprising: forming a first elastomeric layer on top of a first micromachined mold, the first micromachined mold having a first raised protrusion which forms a first recess extending along a bottom surface of the first elastomeric layer; forming a second elastomeric layer on... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080277007 - Microfabricated elastomeric valve and pump systems: A method of fabricating an elastomeric structure, comprising: forming a first elastomeric layer on top of a first micromachined mold, the first micromachined mold having a first raised protrusion which forms a first recess extending along a bottom surface of the first elastomeric layer; forming a second elastomeric layer on... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20080277008 - Multi-port suction reed vavle with optimized tips: A reed valve having a plurality of tips and associated recesses is provided as a compressor suction valve with each valve tip coacting with a suction port. The recesses are located in the housing structure defining the cylinder of the compressor and are spaced a distance on the order of... Agent: Kinney & Lange, P.A.11/06/2008 > patent applications in patent subcategories. USPTO class listing
20080271785 - Control system and method for a fuel processor: The mass flow rate of a first reactant stream supplied to a fuel processor is controlled based on a combined feed-forward and feedback control regime. The method is particularly applicable for actively controlling the fuel supply to a fuel processor in a system comprising a combustion engine, in which the... Agent: Mcandrews Held & Malloy, Ltd
20080271786 - Automatic balancing device and system for centrifuge rotors: An apparatus and method for automatic balancing and inertial damping of vibrations in a rotor are disclosed. According to one embodiment, a rotor drive shaft is adapted to mount a rotor and rotate the rotor. A lower drive shaft connects to a source of rotation. A flexible coupling attaches the... Agent: Withrow & Terranova, P.l.l.c.
20080271787 - Isentropic compression inlet for supersonic aircraft: Embodiments of the invention relate to a supersonic inlet employing relaxed isentropic compression to improve net propulsive force by shaping the compression surface of the inlet. Relaxed isentropic compression shaping of the inlet compression surface functions to reduce cowl lip surface angles, thereby improving inlet drag characteristics and interference drag... Agent: Brandon N. Sklar. Esq. (patent Prosecution) Kaye Scholer, LLP
20080271788 - Flow rate switching type flow divider: A flow rate switching type flow divider for distributing fluid from a pump to a priority flow circuit and a surplus flow circuit. A flow divider valve arranged along a first line includes a first restriction to restrict flow rate of the fluid from the supply flow path to the... Agent: Morgan & Finnegan, L.L.P.
20080271789 - Pump connector for presta valve: Pump connector for Presta valve is disclosed in which one end of a pump connector valve seal is formed with a hollow chamber, and is disposed inside a space of a cap having a channel. The hollow chamber is assembled with a valve seal insert which includes a through hole.... Agent: Lin & Associates Intellectual Property, Inc.
20080271790 - Method of operating a cooling fluid system: In a gravity fed cooling tower liquid return system having a common header with a plurality of valved sub-headers, a distributive control system, risers on the sub-headers, and sensor/transmitters on the risers, some of the sensor/transmitters controlling the valves on their respective sub-headers, sensing the liquid level in each of... Agent: Lyondellbasell Industries
20080271791 - Automated mechanical constant flow valve for air ducts: A constant flow valve is provided including a housing having a central flow passageway. The housing further includes an inlet portion, a cylindrical body portion, a frusto-conical valve portion, and an outlet portion. An obstruction plate is positioned within the housing so as to be longitudinally moveable upon a guide... Agent: Drummond & Duckworth
20080271792 - Water guide for dishwasher: A water guide of a dishwasher checks the flow of water draining from the dishwasher. The water guide includes a drain passage having one end communicating with an outer atmosphere and another end communicating with a sump for receiving washing water, at least part of the drain passage being routed... Agent: Mckenna Long & Aldridge LLP
20080271793 - Load-pressure-operated flow rate regulator with vibration damping: The invention relates to a load-pressure-controlled fees flow regulator (1) for adjusting the feed volume of an adjustable hydraulic pump (2) which feeds in a working line (3). The load-pressure-controlled feed flow regulator (1) has an adjusting device (5) for adjusting the feed volume of the hydraulic pump (2). The... Agent: Scully Scott Murphy & Presser, PC
20080271794 - Automated mechanical constant flow valve for air ducts: A constant flow valve is provided including a housing having a central flow passageway. The housing further includes an inlet portion, a cylindrical body portion, a frusto-conical valve portion, and an outlet portion. An obstruction plate is positioned within the housing so as to be longitudinally moveable upon a guide... Agent: Russo & Duckworth, LLP
20080271795 - Process and device for producing colored streams of fluid for a hot water fitting: The object of the invention is to give a coloured, temperature-dependent appearance to the water flowing out of a hot-water fitting. For that purpose, three temperature ranges are formed and a colour is associated with each of the temperature ranges. The three ranges correspond to too cold, too hot and... Agent: Mcglew & Tuttle, PC
20080271796 - Apparatus and methods to dispense fluid from a bank of containers and to refill same: A fluid dispensing system includes a manifold having a fluid outlet port to dispense fluid from a plurality of fluid supply containers. The system additionally includes a plurality of valves connected to the manifold for controlling the flow of fluid from the containers. The manifold and valves are configured such... Agent: Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP (fisher)
20080271797 - Threaded coupling with flow shutoff: A thread to connect coupling comprising a female coupling half and a male coupling half is disclosed and claimed wherein the male coupling half includes a recess in the exterior of the male body which extends circumferentially therearound. The female coupling half includes a valve, a female body, and a... Agent: Woodling, Krost And Rust
20080271798 - Gas appliance: A coupling for attaching a canister to an appliance comprises a first connector on the canister comprising screw threads and a groove and a second connector on the appliance that comprises a slip ring. The slip ring retains the canister on the appliance. An appliance comprises a canister having screw... Agent: Moore & Van Allen PLLC
20080271799 - Microfluidic regulating device: The invention relates to a microfluidic regulating device, comprising a first layer having a first microfluidic channel defined therein, a second layer having a second microfluidic channel defined therein, a fluid flow regulating layer disposed between the first and the second microfluidic channel, which layer comprises a movable valve member... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20080271800 - High flow surface mount components: A modular fluid handling system is disclosed and may include a plurality of fluid handling units. Adjacent fluid handling units may be coupled together to form the fluid handling system. The fluid handling system may deliver fluid from at least one fluid source to fluid utilizing equipment. A plurality of... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLPPrevious industry: Batteries: thermoelectric and photoelectric
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