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Fluid handling June invention type 06/10Below 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. 06/24/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100154890 - Microfluidic large scale integration: High-density microfluidic chips contain plumbing networks with thousands of micromechanical valves and hundreds of individually addressable chambers. These fluidic devices are analogous to electronic integrated circuits fabricated using large scale integration (LSI). A component of these networks is the fluidic multiplexor, which is a combinatorial array of binary valve patterns... Agent: Townsend And Townsend And Crew, LLP
20100154891 - Material withdrawal apparatus and methods of regulating material inventory in one or more units: Material withdrawal apparatus, methods, and systems of regulating material inventory in one or more units are provided. A material withdrawal apparatus includes a heat exchanger and transport medium junction configured to provide transport medium to transport the withdrawn material from the unit to the heat exchanger. Another material withdrawal apparatus... Agent: Patterson & Sheridan, LLP / Intercat Equipment
20100154893 - Drag reducing polymers for low molecular weight liquids applications: A method for drag reducing low molecular weight liquids is provided. More specifically, a method to separate drag reducers from low molecular weight liquids, such as hydrocarbons and anhydrous ammonia, is provided.... Agent: Conocophillips Company -IPServices Group Attention: Docketing
20100154892 - Liquid flow control and beverage preparation apparatuses, methods and systems: Apparatuses, methods and systems for liquid flow control and beverage preparation are disclosed. The apparatuses, methods and systems of the present invention include liquid flow control and beverage preparation capsules, pods, cartridges, pouches, systems, and modules for controlling and directing flow streams of liquid through a beverage preparation process. The... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750
20100154894 - Hydraulic unloading valve: A pressure relief system for a reciprocating pumping system that deintensifies pressure from the pumping system and controls relief operation with the deintensified pressure. The relief system includes a relief valve connected to the pumping system and a control system that selectively opens the relief valve when an overpressure is... Agent: Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
20100154895 - Pressure sensor, differential pressure type flow meter, and flow rate controller: A pressure sensor having a structure in which compressible fluid is prevented from stagnating in the vicinity of a pressure-receiving surface of the pressure sensor in the interior of a pressure introducing portion is provided. In a pressure sensor including a sensor body arranged in a pressure introduction flow channel... Agent: Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C.
20100154896 - Shuttle valve: A shuttle valve useful in connection with operation of underwater blowout preventers employs soft seals sealing an annulus between an inlet bore and the outer periphery of the shuttle to provide hydraulic function control from a high pressure low flow supply source such as a low volume positive displacement pump... Agent: Tim L. Burgess, P.C.
20100154897 - Valve device for an inflatable object: A valve device for an inflatable object includes a seat body, a valve body with a deformable surrounding wall which is movable between a vaulted position, where inflating air is admitted through an inflating port, and a depressed position, where the inflating port is closed by a tubular plug member... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100154898 - Sprinkler head location indicator: The sprinkler head location indicator is a shallow dish adapted for placement on the shaft of a pop-up sprinkler head. The dish is concave upward and has a small pilot hole formed through its center. A plurality of radially extending guidelines is formed on the bottom surface of the dish,... Agent: Litman Law Offices, Ltd.
20100154899 - Pressure control device: In a pressure controller, a drive piston and pressure control valve are freely movably supported in a housing, the drive piston is supported by being energized and the pressure control valve is supported by being energized to make a pressure chamber and a decompression chamber communicatively connectible, the drive piston... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100154900 - Safety valve for an automatic dairy animal milker unit backflusher and teat dip applicator: A safety valve for use in a dairy backflushing and dipping system. The safety valve is situated on or near a milker unit to seal and protect downstream dairy milk lines from teat dip and cleaning fluids that are fed through the safety valve to upstream milker unit components. All... Agent: Smith Law Office
20100154901 - faucet structure: A faucet system includes a metallic outer pipe, an inner pipe made of plastic material, and a valve. Inner walls of the outer pipe having an appropriate distance near a top end of the outer pipe include a helical threads section. A first pipe section is at one end of... Agent: Senniger Powers LLP
20100154902 - Hydraulic shut-off valve with surge resistant chamber: A shut-off valve capable of operating appropriately within a hydraulic line to respond to both catastrophic line break events and fluctuations without unnecessarily interfering with the operation of the hydraulic systems.... Agent: Godfrey & Kahn S.c.
20100154903 - Circuit configuration for regulating current in a valve coil: A circuit configuration for recording the resistance of a coil of a magnetic valve, having at least one magnetic valve, having at least one valve coil that is to be actuated, a current source for applying a current to the at least one valve coil and generating a voltage drop... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100154904 - Manifold for gas enhanced surgical instruments: There is disclosed a fluid supply manifold for use with various surgical instruments, such as, electrosurgical instruments. The fluid supply manifold includes two or more connection ports for receipt of sources of fluid supply by either bulk sources or sources contained within canisters. The manifold may include a mixing chamber... Agent: Tyco Healthcare Group Lp Attn:IPLegal
20100154905 - Arrangement for the regulation of a gas stream: The invention relates to an arrangement for the regulation of a gas stream, with a dosing pipe (16) for gas as well as a conduit pipe (10) disposed thereon. The dosing pipe (16) can be closed with a tappet (25) located on a movable rod (18).... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100154906 - Liquid flow control and beverage preparation apparatuses, methods and systems: Apparatuses, methods and systems for liquid flow control and beverage preparation are disclosed. The apparatuses, methods and systems of the present invention include liquid flow control and beverage preparation capsules, pods, cartridges, pouches, systems, and modules for controlling and directing flow streams of liquid through a beverage preparation process. The... Agent: Whirlpool Patents Company - Md 0750
20100154907 - Urea storage system: A urea storage system comprising a storage tank for a urea solution is provided. The system comprises a heated reservoir, a channel connecting the storage tank to the heated reservoir and a pump for drawing urea from the heated reservoir. A second pump including an actuator comprising a memory shape... Agent: Delphi Technologies, Inc Legal Staff - M/c 483-400-402
20100154908 - Gas mixture supplying method and apparatus: A gas mixture supplying method includes supplying plural kinds of gases through gas supply lines connected to a common pipeline and supplying a gas mixture of the plural kinds of gases from a gas outlet of the common pipeline to a region where the gas mixture is used through a... Agent: Oblon, Spivak, Mcclelland Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P.
20100154909 - Multirate tubing flow control valve: A flow control valve includes a stem extending into an interior bore defined by a wall of a flow control member of the valve, the stem and the wall defining therebetween a cylindrical space allowing fluid communication between apertures formed in differing planes of the flow control member.... Agent: K&l Gates LLP06/17/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100147387 - Central tire inflation wheel assembly and valve: The present invention is a valve for use in a central tire inflation system including a casing securable to the rim of a vehicle in communication with the tire that houses a main body connectable to a pressurized fluid supply of the central tire inflation system, and a valve member... Agent: Boyle Fredrickson S.c.
20100147388 - Directional gate valve: A directional gate valve is disclosed. The gate valve comprises a valve body. A first flow path, a second flow path and a third flow path are positioned in the valve body. The second and third flow paths are capable of fluidly communicating with the first flow path through a... Agent: Zarian Midgley & Johnson PLLC
20100147389 - Irrigation control apparatus, system, and method: Described herein are various embodiments of an apparatus, system, and method for controlling the irrigation of an area. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes at least one sensor module that is configured to detect the soil moisture content of soil in an irrigation area. The sensor module is further configured... Agent: Kunzler Needham Massey & Thorpe
20100147390 - Solenoid needle valve assembly: The disclosed embodiments include an apparatus and a method for controlling fluid flow. In accordance with certain of the disclosed embodiments, a valve is disclosed that comprises a yoke that encases a coil. The yoke has a gap adjacent to a central aperture of the yoke. A core tube is... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100147391 - Apparatus and method for controlling a fluid flowing through a pipeline: An apparatus and method for controlling the passage of a multiple-phase fluid through a pipeline are provided. The apparatus can generally include a first tubular passage that defines an inlet and an outlet, and a valve that is fluidly positioned between the inlet and the outlet and configured to control... Agent: Chevron Corporation
20100147392 - Process and apparatus for thawing jelled diesel fuel: Jelled diesel fuel from a truck or the like is pumped into a heating tank where is it heated by hot propylene glycol that has been heated by a burner and that is circulated through heat exchangers in the heating tank. The fuel is heated to a preselected temperature and... Agent: Kenneth W. Iles
20100147393 - Blowoff tank: A blowoff tank (B) for receiving blow-down, blowoff, and drain water from an HRSG (C) or other type of boiler, so as to lower the temperature of that water enough to enable it to be discharged into a sewer system, includes a generally cylindrical vessel (50) and inlet pipes (60)... Agent: Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lucchesi, L.c.
20100147394 - System and method for decentralized balancing of hydronic networks: A method includes associating a plurality of valve balancing units with a plurality of valves in a hydronic network. The method also includes adjusting a setting of at least one of the valves using at least one of the valve balancing units to balance the hydronic network. Adjusting the setting... Agent: Honeywell/munck Patent Services
20100147395 - Method for determining the path and pressure wear condition of a valve mechanism and valve arrangement using such a valve: A method for sensor operating-state determination of a valve arrangement to control a process medium flow through a pipeline having a valve element, arranged such that it can move axially within a valve housing via a pneumatic actuating drive by application of control pressure, with the control pressure being measured... Agent: Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney PC
20100147396 - Multiple-substrate transfer apparatus and multiple-substrate processing apparatus: A multiple-substrate processing apparatus includes: a reaction chamber comprised of two discrete reaction stations aligned one behind the other for simultaneously processing two substrates; a transfer chamber disposed underneath the reaction chamber, for loading and unloading substrates to and from the reaction stations simultaneously; and a load lock chamber disposed... Agent: Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP
20100147397 - Flow-volume regulator: A flow-volume regulator has an elastic throttle body which delimits, between itself and a housing wall, a control gap that changes under the pressure of a fluid flow, and at least one associated bypass and/or cleaning channel that has at least one channel inlet arranged upstream of the control gap... Agent: Crowell & Moring LLP Intellectual Property Group
20100147398 - Device for transferring a fluid to a ship, ship, transfer system and associated method: The present disclosure comprises a platform and a manifold, the latter being intended to be connected to a fluid tank. The manifold comprises a length of rigid tube defining a pipe of approximately horizontal axis and a length of connecting tube for connection to a transfer line connected to the... Agent: Ostrolenk Faber Gerb & Soffen
20100147399 - Wiring arrangement for protecting a bleed air supply system of an aircraft against overheating and bleed air supply system incorporating such a wiring arrangement: The present invention relates to a wiring arrangement (50) for protecting a bleed air supply system (10) of an aircraft against overheating, the bleed air supply system (10) comprising a bleed air source (12), a bleed air feed (14), a shutoff valve (16) arranged in the bleed air feed (14)... Agent: Wood, Herron & Evans, LLP
20100147400 - Internal relief valve apparatus for use with loading regulators: An example loading regulator having an internal relief valve apparatus includes a body having a loading diaphragm disposed between a first casing and a second casing. The first casing and a first side of the loading diaphragm define a first chamber and the second casing and a second side of... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100147401 - Sprinkler with pressure regulation: A sprinkler pressure regulator module has a compact arrangement with a shiftable member having an upper cavity for receiving water flow debris, and a portion of a bypass valve may reciprocate therein. The module includes a stator plate directing water into a drive mechanism, such as a turbine drive mechanism.... Agent: Fitch Even Tabin & Flannery
20100147402 - Connector device: The present invention relates to a connector device to connect a first and a second fluid container, directly or indirectly. The connector device exhibit a first and a second connection means, a pierceable barrier member, a piercing member, a fluid transfer channel and a pressure normalization channel. The pressure normalization... Agent: Fish & Richardson P.C.
20100147403 - Pressure feedback shuttle valve: A shuttle valve 10 includes a valve body 11, a first inlet port 12, a second inlet port 13, an outlet port 14, and a shuttle poppet 15. The inlet ports 12 and 13 may be connected to different sources of fluid pressure, and the shuttle valve 10 connects the... Agent: Parker-hannifin Corporation Hunter Molnar Baker Morgan
20100147404 - System for filling a tank: System for filling a tank comprising a pipe head and a fill pipe extending between the pipe head and the tank. The pipe head comprises a chamber with an inlet opening that connects to the atmosphere and an outlet opening that connects to the fill pipe and a stopper being... Agent: Solvay C/o B. Ortego - Iam-nafta
20100147405 - Diverter valve: A diverter valve is disclosed for use in a shower mixer valve or the like. It is constructed to reduce the force needed to be applied by the bather to actuate the diversion. There is a diverter stem that is moveable between a non-diverted and diverted position. The diverter stem... Agent: Quarles & Brady LLP
20100147406 - Service work brake arrangement: A vehicle air brake system is presented with an improved service work brake arrangement. The arrangement may provide a service work brake function or both a service work brake function and a parking brake function for the vehicle. The arrangement may provide an improved service work brake arrangement disposed within... Agent: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, LLC
20100147407 - Valve stem holding device: The present invention relates to a device for holding a faucet handle to a valve stem. The device tightens onto the valve stem when drawn upwardly into the faucet handle.... Agent: Douglas A. Yerkeson Baker & Daniels LLP06/10/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100139774 - Fluid elements: Fluid composition functions conforming globose quanta least mass, highest elevation least height least length continuous compact composite fluid mass free-surfaces, a rotations composite quanta mass energy perimeter globose and conduit Universe least height surfaces most conserve energy; conforming embodiments quintessential core, natural disposition, genomes, mass energy highest conserving compact composites... Agent: Mr. Svetozar B. Petrovich
20100139775 - Flow rate range variable type flow rate control apparatus: A pressure type flow control device enabling a reduction in size and an installation cost by accurately controlling the flow of a fluid in a wide flow range. Specifically, the flow of the fluid flowing in an orifice (8) is calculated as Qc=KP1 (K is a proportionality factor) or Qc=KP2m(P1−P2)n... Agent: Griffin & Szipl, PC
20100139776 - Driven separator for gas seal panels: A system and method for supplying clean dry gas to gas seals of a compressor. The system uses a rotary separator magnetically coupled to a source of rotational power, along with a gas stream cooling unit configured to condensate liquids out of a wet gas stream before the wet gas... Agent: Edmonds Nolte, PC
20100139777 - compressed gas transfer system: A compressed gas transfer system comprising at least one first pressure vessel able to hold a volume of gas; and a first gas line to allow gas to pass out of the at least one first pressure vessel wherein the volume of the first pressure vessel is able to be... Agent: Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto
20100139778 - Fuel vapor pressure measuring apparatus: A fuel vapor pressure measuring apparatus includes a fuel vapor generator configured to allow the fuel pressure-fed from the fuel pump to be injected from a nozzle and pass through a venturi, thereby vaporizing the fuel in a vaporizing chamber, a pressure sensor for detecting fuel vapor pressure in the... Agent: Oliff & Berridge, PLC
20100139779 - Valve system: A valve system enables use of a standard single line faucet with a water treatment system, protects water treatment systems and other fluid flow devices from unnecessary fluid pressure, and regulates or prevents fluid flow to a dispenser or outlet in response to a particular event, such as a leak.... Agent: Warner, Norcross & Judd In Re: Alticor Inc.
20100139780 - Fluid sensing assembly and method for configuring same: A level sensing assembly senses the level of a fluid in a tank. The tank includes a fluid port that is disposed below the level of the fluid and an air port disposed above the level of fluid. The level sensing assembly includes a lower port in fluid communication with... Agent: Reising Ethington P.C.
20100139781 - Apparatus to control fluid flow: Apparatus to control a fluid flow are disclosed. An example fluid flow control apparatus described herein includes a signal stage comprising a signal stage relay having a supply plug being operatively connected to a valve seat at a first end and an exhaust seat at a second end and a... Agent: Hanley, Flight & Zimmerman, LLC
20100139782 - Dispensing equipment utilizing coriolis flow meters: An apparatus for dispensing liquid fuel comprises a plurality of inlet valves, each connected in-line with a respective inlet pipe in fluid communication with a respective source of a specific liquid fuel. A plurality of outlet valves are also provided, each connected in-line with a respective outlet pipe. A respective... Agent: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLPIPDepartment
20100139783 - Device for the controlled operation of a switching element, in particular of a valve and actuator for use in automotive engineering: An actuator having a linearly movable push rod for use in automotive engineering, which may be for operating a switching element of a valve, in particular a container control valve of a commercial vehicle, having a housing having an expandable material working element and an electrical heater for heating the... Agent: Kenyon & Kenyon LLP
20100139784 - Float-controlled water inflow switching device for water pump: A float-controlled water inflow switching device is provided for use with a water pump for pressurizing tap water and functions to safely collect and re-use of water drainage from the pump and associated piping for pressure relief purposes. The switching device includes a container arranged in water supply piping of... Agent: Leong C Lei
20100139785 - Compact valve: A compact valve using a shape memory alloy comprises: a moving valve body that contacts an inner periphery of a guide pipe having an built-in orifice, is freely movable and has a sealing portion to seal the orifice; a biasing coil provided between the orifice and the moving valve body;... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100139786 - Multi-protection valve: An object of the present invention is to allow a vehicle to run in the case where an air compressor connected to an input port fails so as to cause air leakage from the location of the failure, by preventing air in a parking brake circuit from leaking from the... Agent: Priest & Goldstein PLLC
20100139787 - Gas overflow safety protector: A gas overflow safety protector comprises a main body including a longitudinal passage for gas; a gas overflow protecting valve disposed in the inlet of the longitudinal passage, which keeps opened under a normal gas pressure and keeps closed under an abnormal gas pressure of overflow; wherein said gas overflow... Agent: GlobalIPServices
20100139788 - Metallic air admittance valve: A metallic air admittance valve has a tubular body with a valve chamber integral to one end of the tubular body. The valve chamber has a valve and an air inlet configured to permit the flow of air when the pressure within the valve is less than the pressure outside... Agent: Gregory T. Zalecki
20100139789 - Relief valve with fluid outlet: A relief valve comprises a housing having a supply line inlet, for allowing fluid to enter the housing and a fluid supply outlet configured for allowing fluid to exit the housing. The fluid exiting the housing flows proximate and against a valve seat, thereby, flushing the valve seat. The relief... Agent: Bourque & Associates Intellectual Property Attorneys, P.A.
20100139790 - Faucet adapted for use by both humans and pets: An indoor sink faucet is claimed that is adapted for both human and pet use. The faucet substantially resembles a conventional human faucet, but includes integrated features that allow a pet to activate a flow of water and drink therefrom. Pet and human water can be dispensed from the same... Agent: Russ Weinzimmer
20100139791 - Hydraulic controller: A pair of supply/drain pipes (Y and Z) continuous with an actuator (2) are respectively communicable with a pair of oil sumps (A, B, C) and (F, G, H) each other respectively through an intermediation of a pair of extended paths (a and b), the pair of oil sumps (A,... Agent: Wenderoth, Lind & Ponack, L.L.P.
20100139792 - Large manipulator: A large manipulator, especially a truck-mounted concrete pump, has a boom base that can be arranged on a frame so as to be pivoted about a substantially vertical axis of rotation. The large manipulator has a pendular element, that hangs down as an articulated boom and a control device for... Agent: Collard & Roe, P.C.
20100139793 - Hot side only spring return used on single lever hot/cold faucet with locking mechanism: A faucet includes a valve body having a cartridge receiving bore. A valve cartridge is sealingly disposed in the bore. The valve cartridge includes a rotatable stem. An arc-shaped slot is created in the valve cartridge. A lever assembly having a single handle is connected to the stem and operates... Agent: Harness, Dickey & Pierce, P.L.C
20100139794 - Isolation valve with valve in drain: A fluid isolation valve having a valve body with a first fluid flow port, a second fluid flow port and a fluid drain port with a valve in the fluid drain port. The valve body also defines a fluid flow channel, a drain flow channel and a valve portion, wherein... Agent: Seyfarth Shaw LLP
20100139795 - Direct-acting pilot pressure control solenoid: The present invention is directed to a solenoid valve having a valve body with a fluid passage extending at least partially through the valve body. A supply port is disposed through the valve body and is operably connected to the fluid passage. The supply port introduces fluid medium from, such... Agent: Bliss Mcglynn, P.C.
20100139796 - Spout including a stream straightener: A faucet spout assembly including a spout shell and a stream straightener insert. The spout shell includes an inlet end, an outlet end, and a waterway that extends between the inlet end and the outlet end. Water flows around the stream straightener insert and is delivered from the outlet end... Agent: Douglas A. Yerkeson Baker & Daniels LLP
20100139797 - Magnetically actuated microfluidic mixers: In one embodiment as described in this section, an apparatus for mixing of microfluidic streams on a chip is presented, which comprises a micro-channel and a plurality of magnetic valves on the chip. A guiding magnet produces a proximal magnetic field gradient to exert a force on a bead in... Agent: Ibm Corporation, T.j. Watson Research Center
20100139798 - In-flow liquid dispensing system: An in-flow liquid dispensing system has a connection point in a pipe between a water source and an outlet to which a liquid canister may be attached. At the connection point the pipe has parallel water paths, one path bypassing the liquid canister and the other including the liquid canister... Agent: Francis I. Gray06/03/2010 > patent applications in patent subcategories. invention type
20100132798 - Control valve actuation: A hydraulic system includes a power source, a fluid displacement assembly, a plurality of actuators, a plurality of control valves and an electronic control unit. The fluid displacement assembly is coupled to the power source. The plurality of actuators is in selective fluid communication with the fluid displacement assembly. The... Agent: Merchant & Gould PC
20100132797 - Microfluidic system based on actuator elements: The present invention provides a microfluidic system comprising at least one microchannel (18) having an inner wall (17). The microfluidic system comprises attached to the inner wall (17) of the at least one microchannel (18) a plurality of ciliary N actuator elements (10a-d) and at least one floating current wire... Agent: Philips Intellectual Property & Standards
20100132799 - Vessel, dispensing devices, kits and methods for containing fluids: A device for limiting sample evaporation. The device has a vessel body having a body exterior surface and at least one body interior surface. The at least one body interior surface has one or more walls defining a first chamber, a second chamber and a conduit means. The first chamber... Agent: Waters Technologies Corporation
20100132800 - Method and apparatus for controlling fluctuations in multiphase flow production lines: Methods and apparatus for controlling the effects of slug flow in a flow line installation from a subterranean well to a production facility are described using in the flow line a flow conditioning unit, such as a flow booster and a flow choke, and a measuring device for measuring one... Agent: Schlumberger Technology Corporation
20100132801 - Devices and methods for microreactor fluid distribution: A microreactor includes a plurality of interconnected microstructures arranged in m process units with the process units configured to be operable together in parallel. Each of the m process units has a number n of respective process fluid inlets, wherein a number y of the n respective process fluid inlets... Agent: Corning Incorporated
20100132802 - Gas adaptor: A gas adaptor (10) adapted in use to reduce the pressure of a gas or flow rate of a liquefied gas, said gas adaptor (10) having means (14) for connection to a gas source; an adaptor body (13, 13A) having an internal bore (22) in which is located a ceramic... Agent: The Eclipse Group LLP
20100132803 - System and method for preventing water from freezing in a conduit: Systems and methods for monitoring and controlling water consumption in a water-supply system are disclosed using one or more sensors for generating signals indicative of the operation thereof. In one embodiment, a method of preventing freezing of a water conduit in a water-supply system comprises sensing, with a temperature sensor,... Agent: Fish & Associates, PC Robert D. Fish
20100132804 - Pressure equalizing housing device: There is provided a pressure-equalizing housing device, including a rigid housing having a coupling end and configured to contain at least one instrument. The coupling end of the housing is adapted to be sealable to a radiation transmittable surface. An opening made in a wall of the housing enables fluid... Agent: Stetina Brunda Garred & Brucker
20100132805 - Air vent valve for beverage makers: The air vent valve includes a vent valve body and a valve adapter that sealingly mate together. A vent outlet of the vent valve body and a fluid inlet of the valve adapter are connected through interior flow chambers of the vent valve body and valve adapter. A spherical ball... Agent: Fulwider Patton LLP
20100132806 - Fire hydrant check valve: A check valve for a fire hydrant system is configured to allow fluid to flow in a direction from a pressurized water supply to a fire hydrant and to restrict fluid from flowing from the fire hydrant to the pressurized water supply. The check valve includes an internal cavity and... Agent: Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC
20100132807 - Device for securing fire hydrants by locking the check mechanism of a valve spigot: The invention relates to a device for securing a fire hydrant, includes a duct (3), a control pipe (4) provided at the lower end with a gate valve including a gate (7) for allowing or preventing the water supply of the duct (3) from the main network, the gate having... Agent: Young & Thompson
20100132808 - Fluid control apparatus and method for assembling the same: There is provided a fluid control apparatus which can improve assembling operation efficiency. A screw insertion hole 29 extending in a front and rear direction have a stepped portion 29a which receives a head portion 18a of a male screw member 18, and the stepped portion 29a is positioned at... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100132809 - Automatic rewind device with universal coupling for use with garden or lawn hose: An automatic rewind device with universal coupling for use with garden or lawn hose. As described herein, the rewind device includes two couplings connected by a spring-loaded cable. Each of the couplings are adapted to connect to one of a faucet or hose wand, lawn tool, or distant end of... Agent: Fliesler Meyer LLP
20100132810 - Adjustable tub/shower valve mounting fixture and method: A mounting fixture for a shower valve adjustably positions the shower valve in depth and angular orientation with respect to a finished wall surface, even after the shower valve has been plumbed or roughed in.... Agent: John R Ley, LLC
20100132811 - Guard for gas cylinder actuators: A guard for gas cylinder actuators, comprising a rigid or deformable covering element, to be fixed to the stem of the gas cylinder actuator with which it is associated or to the translating body against which the gas cylinder actuator is intended to act, the covering element being contoured so... Agent: Modiano & Associati
20100132812 - Toilet cistern inlet valve: A toilet cistern inlet valve, said inlet valve including an inlet stem connected to a water supply, a canister surrounding said inlet stem, a float canister freely supported on said canister, an annular float adjustably positioned on said float canister, an upper valve body, a pilot diaphragm valve, and a... Agent: Renner Kenner Greive Bobak Taylor & Weber
20100132813 - Valve leakby diagnostics: A method is disclosed for determining leakby in a flow controller (100) comprising a flow sensor (102), a flow control valve (106) and electronics (104). The electronics are coupled to the flow sensor, the flow control valve and configured to adjust the flow control valve in response to the signal... Agent: Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP
20100132815 - Fuel vapor retention system and methods: Embodiments of the present invention relate to fuel tanks including features for capturing vapors displaced during a filling process. In an embodiment, the invention includes a fuel tank including a housing defining an interior volume; an inflow conduit providing fluid communication between the outside of the housing and the interior... Agent: Pauly, Devries Smith & Deffner, L.L.C.
20100132814 - Two eductor / four-way selector valve assembly: A selector valve assembly for use in conjunction with an eductor dispensing system which reduces the incidence of product carry-over when the valve is moved from one position to another. The selector valve assembly also reduces the incidence of improper dispensing. In a preferred manner, the selector valve assembly has... Agent: Diversey, Inc.
20100132816 - Check valve for a hydraulic power-assisted steering system: The invention relates to a check valve for a hydraulic power-assisted steering system, with a valve housing, into which a movable valve member is inserted, wherein the valve member interacts with sealing effect with a valve seat, and has lateral guide elements for guiding the valve member in the valve... Agent: Connolly Bove Lodge & Hutz LLP
20100132817 - Integrated filter system for a coolant reservoir and method: A simple, low cost, replaceable coolant filtering is integrated in a coolant reservoir bottle or reservoir tank of an internal engine liquid cooling system. The coolant filtering system intercepts coolant flowing between the engine cooling system and the coolant reservoir, removing particulates from the coolant by filtration, entrapping the removed... Agent: Mann+hummel Gmbh Department Vr-p
20100132818 - Thermoelectric power generation device: The invention relates to a thermoelectric-based power generation system designed to be clamped onto the outer wall of a steam pipe or other heating pipe. The system can include a number of assemblies mounted on the sides of a pipe. Each assembly can include a hot block, an array of... Agent: Goodwin Procter LLP Patent Administrator
20100132819 - Fluid control apparatus: There is provided a fluid control apparatus which enables reducing widths of lines for further reducing space occupied by the apparatus. Support flow-channel blocks 9 and 10 are constituted by large block portions 25 and 27 which have openings of fluid flow channels 9a and 10a abutted against openings of... Agent: Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
20100132820 - Substrate including channel part having chamber, and multistage liquid feed device comprising the same: A substrate including a channel part having a chamber in which a liquid can be fed stepwise from a chamber to another chamber at the channel part formed in the substrate, depending on the rotational speed of the substrate. A first chamber, a second chamber, a third chamber, and a... Agent: Greenblum & Bernstein, P.L.C
20100132822 - Double-seat valve, the seats of which can be cleaned: The invention relates to a double-seat valve, the seats of which can be cleaned, which is improved compared to the prior art in that discharge of the seat cleaning flow into and out of the leakage cavity as much as possible without turbulence is ensured, and pressure-increasing direct action on... Agent: Merek, Blackmon & Voorhees, LLC
20100132821 - Self-draining frost-free faucet: A valve assembly for a faucet includes a spout, a valve stem, a first valve, and a second valve. The first valve is rotatably coupled to the valve stem upstream from the spout and is selectively positionable to control a flow of fluid from a fluid source to the spout.... Agent: Patent Docket Department Armstrong Teasdale LLPPrevious industry: Batteries: thermoelectric and photoelectric
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