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09/18/14 - 20140261693 - Irrigation system with freeze protection and method
Apparatus and method are provided herein for causing and controlling the injection of antifreeze material into a water line of an irrigation system. The irrigation system comprises an antifreeze supply unit including an antifreeze storage container containing a liquid antifreeze coupled to a water line of the irrigation system. A...

09/18/14 - 20140261694 - Valve with fail-safe device
A power operated valve for controlling fluid flow is provided with a fail-safe device responsive to failure of the power supply to the valve to shut-off fluid flow. A valve member is coupled to linear actuator for movement towards and away from a closed position for controlling fluid flow through...

09/18/14 - 20140261695 - Apparatus and methods for providing natural gas to multiple engines disposed upon multiple carriers
Apparatus for providing natural gas from an external gas source to multiple engines disposed upon multiple carries includes a gas supply conduit mounted upon each carrier. Each gas supply conduit has a connector conduit engaged at one end therewith and being releasably engageable at the other end with the gas...

09/18/14 - 20140261696 - In-line valve with improved flow
An improved in-line fluid valve for use with low pressure fluid sources containing pollutants....

09/18/14 - 20140261697 - Water treatment system tank selector valve assembly
A valve assembly for a twin tank-type water treatment system includes and a tank selector valve assembly that includes first and second rotary selector valves driven in concert with another by a reversible electric motor. The motor drives the first and second selector valves between (a) a first position in...

09/18/14 - 20140261698 - Wafer carrier with temperature distribution control
Wafer carrier arranged to hold a plurality wafers and to inject a fill gas into gaps between the wafers and the wafer carrier for enhanced heat transfer and to promote uniform temperature of the wafers. The apparatus is arranged to vary the composition, flow rate, or both of the fill...

09/18/14 - 20140261699 - Main valve with internal rigid structure
A valve assembly is described herein that includes a valve plate and a main valve contacting the valve plate, the main valve having an internal rigid structure and an outer shell, the internal rigid structure having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a side surface....

09/18/14 - 20140261700 - High thermal transfer flow-through heat exchanger
A flow-through heater for heating a fluid comprises: a high thermal conductivity conduit-defining body shaped to provide, within the conduit-defining body, a helical-shaped or spiral-shaped conduit that extends between an inlet port and an outlet port; and one or more heating elements operatively connected to an exterior of the conduit-defining...

09/18/14 - 20140261701 - Collapsible air duct with inflatable insulative sleeve
A collapsible air duct with inflatable insulative sleeve for supplying preconditioned air from a remote source to aircraft and similar vehicles. The system includes first annular interior chamber substantially surrounded by an a non-rigid inflatable sleeve which provides a thermal barrier from adverse environmental conditions. The non-rigid inflatable sleeve is...

09/18/14 - 20140261702 - Apparatus and method for collecting powder generated during film deposition process
An apparatus for controlling a flow of gas comprises a spiral path guiding member. The spiral path guiding member comprises at least two groups of guiding plates. Each guiding plate of each group is disposed in an axial direction to form a longitudinal axis. Each group is spaced apart in...

09/18/14 - 20140261703 - Method to detect valve deviation
Methods for detecting valve leakage and apparatus for the same are provided. In one embodiment, a method for detecting a valve leakage includes flowing a gas through a diverter valve, determining a pressure in a gas source provided to the diverter valve, comparing the determined pressure value with an expected...

09/18/14 - 20140261704 - Gas regulator, control interface module, and methods for surgical applications
A regulator for regulating the pressure and flow of gas traveling between a gas inlet and a gas outlet. A first pressure regulator in fluid communication with the gas inlet and configured to prevent gas flowing downstream of the first pressure regulator from exceeding a first pressure. A first line...

09/18/14 - 20140261705 - Liquid transporting apparatus and liquid transporting method
A liquid transporting apparatus includes a driving section that transports a the liquid; a control section that controls the driving section, based on a control pattern; and an operation section that is operated to change the control pattern for controlling the driving section....

09/18/14 - 20140261706 - Media suction devices and methods
Devices and methods are provided for removing media from a culture vessel that decreases disruption of the interface between the cellular material and media within the vessel such that aspiration and removal of cells or cell clusters along with the media is minimized. In addition, the media fluid turbulence is...

09/18/14 - 20140261707 - Portable tanking system and method
Some embodiments include a method of providing substantially uninterrupted gas service by coupling at least one gas cylinder to a portable tanking assembly. The tanking assembly can include a cart including a rear frame and a coupled carrier frame supported on an axle with wheels. In some embodiments, the carrier...

09/18/14 - 20140261708 - Devices and methods for manipulating deformable fluid vessels
A fluid container comprises a first vessel, a second vessel connected or connectable to the first vessel, and a sealing partition preventing fluid flow from the second vessel. The container further includes a spherical opening element initially supported within the second vessel by the sealing partition and configured to be...

09/18/14 - 20140261709 - Control reliable pneumatic energy isolation valve with soft start function
A valve assembly includes a valve including an inlet and an outlet, and a soft start valve in a normally closed position and located upstream of the valve. The soft start valve opens when a percentage of an outlet pressure at the outlet of the valve to an inlet pressure...

09/18/14 - 20140261710 - Faucet dryer
A faucet with a forced air dryer. The forced air dryer provides forced air for drying an object adjacent the faucet water outlet....

09/18/14 - 20140261711 - Efficiently and easily opening and closing a canister valve
The present disclosure relates to a method including the steps of receiving a canister in a canister connection housing. The canister includes a canister fitment and a canister valve. The housing includes a receiver fitment and a door. The method includes the step of lowering the receiver fitment of the...

09/18/14 - 20140261712 - Skimmer system
A method and device for extracting fluid from a body of fluid is has a bellows with a feed system interfaced to a first end of the bellows. A floating head is interfaced to a distal second end of the bellows and has one or more buoyancy elements. The buoyancy...

09/11/14 - 20140251437 - Automatic air tank purge system
The present invention provides a system that automatically purges contaminants from an air pressure tank when the emergency brakes of a vehicle are set. In one preferred embodiment, the system comprises a valve comprising an input port, an exhaust port, and a control port. The input port is in fluid...

09/11/14 - 20140251438 - Mixing system and valve assembly
A mixing system is disclosed in which the system comprises a source of bone-graft or bone-graft-substitute material, a liquid source, and a vacuum source, at least one of the source of bone-graft or bone-graft-substitute material and the liquid source being in communication with the vacuum source. A valve assembly also...

09/11/14 - 20140251439 - Underdrain and method for transferring forces and directing flow
An underdrain system for transferring forces and directing flow includes at least one underdrain block having a top wall, a bottom wall, and two side walls connecting the top wall to the bottom wall to define a block interior. An insert is disposed in the interior of the underdrain block....

09/11/14 - 20140251440 - Lubrication of transfer plates using an oil or oil in water emulsions
This disclosure relates to transfer plate lubricant compositions and methods of transporting open containers across stationary transfer plates....

09/11/14 - 20140251441 - Flow isolation system
A flow isolation system for connecting a source of pressurized fluid to plumbing for using the fluid. A generally vertical flow chamber extends from a lower end to an upper end, with an inlet for a pressurized fluid is disposed in a sidewall of the vertical chamber in a position...

09/04/14 - 20140246095 - Multi-phase pump system and method of pumping a two-phase fluid stream
A multi-phase pump system and method that directs incoming two-phase flow into a fixed cylinder that contains a vortical flow. The system includes a momentum-driven, vortex phase separator, the phase separator accepting liquid-gas flows at any ratio from all liquid to all gas. The pump system also includes a liquid...

09/04/14 - 20140246096 - Semi-aromatic-polyamide-based flexible composition, process for preparing same and uses thereof
The present invention relates to a composition comprising: from 33 to 40% by weight of at least one crosslinked po-lyolef in obtained from at least one product (A) comprising an unsaturated epoxide and from at least one product (B) comprising an unsaturated carboxylic acid anhydride, from 3 to 10% by...

08/28/14 - 20140238493 - Seismically activated gas shut-off valve
A gas shut-off valve assembly designed to automatically close gas flow in a gas conduit in response to a seismic vibration comprises a trigger mechanism disposed in a trigger mechanism housing, a springless sealing mechanism disposed in a valve housing, a latching mechanism configured to engage the springless sealing mechanism...

08/28/14 - 20140238494 - Current driving system for a solenoid
The current driving system further comprises a signal generator to produce a small signal and to output the small signal to the electrical input of the solenoid valve. The electric power being supplied by the small signal into the solenoid valve is substantially smaller than the electric power being supplied...

08/28/14 - 20140238495 - Dynamic fluid gas bleeder manifold
Disclosed are high pressure test systems and methods. One dynamic fluid gas bleeder manifold includes gas outlet having opposing first and second ends and defining first opening at first end of gas outlet, wherein gas outlet extends between first and second ends along longitudinal axis of gas bleeder manifold, a...

08/28/14 - 20140238496 - Apparatus for providing a gas
The application relates to an apparatus for providing a gas for the introduction thereof into an incubation chamber, comprising an inlet port (1) for introducing a gas, an outlet port (2) for discharging a gas, a first gas path (3) connecting the inlet port (1) to the outlet port (2),...

08/28/14 - 20140238497 - One-way valve
A one-way valve, comprises a valve housing; a valve member provided within the valve housing, the valve member being operative to open and close the valve and comprising a diaphragm with a central orifice to allow fluid to pass from one side of the diaphragm to the other; a valve...

08/21/14 - 20140230903 - Apparatus and method for blocking sewer gas
A device and method for preventing the backflow of undesirable gases from being drawn up through a drain line into a room. The device is particularly useful in applications where liquid flow into the drain is infrequent, resulting in little or no liquid left standing in the P-trap to serve...

08/21/14 - 20140230904 - Float device
A float device for use in drawing liquids such as fuel from a tank or other reservoir is disclosed. The device comprises a float arranged for rising and falling with the level of liquid in the tank and a liquid pick-up duct, which comprises a flexible tube having its free...

08/21/14 - 20140230905 - Condensate drainage means with fault monitoring
A method for fault monitoring of a discharge valve of a condensate drainage means of a pressurized gas system includes a closing step wherein the control circuit triggers a closing movement of the valve element in the direction of the closed position, and/or an opening step wherein the control circuit...

08/21/14 - 20140230906 - Automated fluid refill system and uses thereof
The invention relates generally to laboratory systems that employ fluids, such as deionized water or other aqueous media. In particular, in certain embodiments, the invention provides automated systems for supplying fluids to laboratory equipment and uses thereof....

08/14/14 - 20140224334 - Chemical dispense system with reduced contamination
An apparatus includes a production tool and a pipe connected to the production tool. The pipe includes an inner pipe formed of a metal-free material, an outer pipe encircling the inner pipe, and an inlet connected to a channel between the inner pipe and the outer pipe. The apparatus further...

08/14/14 - 20140224335 - Apparatus and methods for fluid processing and flow control
Fluid processing apparatus has a prefabricated branched network of flexible tubing, for conducting process fluid between process elements of the apparatus, and control valves. A tubing support has opposable front and rear plates which define a pattern of support channels between them in which the flexible tubing network lies, so...

08/14/14 - 20140224336 - Mobile device and method for supply of ozonated liquid
A device and method for supplying ozonated liquid is disclosed. Liquid in a reservoir is pumped from the reservoir to a separate ozone generator and is thereby ozonated. The ozonated liquid is retained to the reservoir so that the liquid is circulated in a loop. As the liquid is circulated...

08/14/14 - 20140224337 - Pipe comprising a pressure relief valve
A pipe is provided for transporting a viscous fluid, including a pressure relief valve provided with a sealing element which separates the inside of the pipe from a discharge line and is designed to release the discharge line in the event of predetermined excess pressure. A surface of the sealing...

08/14/14 - 20140224338 - Method and system for controlling actuation of flush apparatus
A method of controlling actuation of a flush apparatus includes the steps of configuring a control module to actuate the flush apparatus for completing a flushing cycle periodically; and after a given unused time period of the flush apparatus, enabling the control module to enter into a sleep mode to...

08/14/14 - 20140224339 - Method for the automated discharge of condensate from a pressurized gas system
A method for the automated discharge of condensate from a pressurized gas system includes a chronological, repeating sequence having: a collecting step wherein condensate is collected over a predefined collecting duration; a detection step which at least terminates the collecting step and serves for the detection of condensate in the...

08/14/14 - 20140224340 - Building water safety device
Disclosed is a building water safety device, having a shut-off valve and a shut-off element, and having an actuator that is mechanically coupled to the shut-off element and moves the shut-off element between the open and closed positions. A sensor device for detecting the presence of a person in the...

08/07/14 - 20140216556 - Check valves, systems and methods of operation of same
A system and a method for actuating a sealing element (101) of a check valve (100) are shown wherein the sealing element (101) is forced to a non-sealing position corresponding to an opening degree of the valve (100) equal to or higher than a first predefined opening degree when the...

08/07/14 - 20140216557 - Connecting device with a clamping device for connecting to an arrangement for closing flow paths and monitoring the status of the clamping device and method for same
The present invention relates to a connecting device for connecting an external function device to an arrangement and for cutting off flow paths by accommodating a clamping device, wherein a pressure-measuring unit and/or a length-measuring unit is adjusted for detecting a clamping force and/or a distance such that it is...

08/07/14 - 20140216558 - Water inlet arrangement
The invention relates to a water inlet arrangement for the use in fish tanks in aquaculture, including a pipe to feed water into the tank, the pipe having a plurality of openings and, for a better adjustment of the flow, a surrounding second element having a plurality of openings and/or...

08/07/14 - 20140216559 - Droplet actuator with local variation in gap height to assist in droplet splitting and merging operations
The present invention is directed to droplet actuators with local variation in gap height and methods of their use to facilitate droplet splitting and merging operations. The droplet actuators have increased gap-height regions that track droplet transport paths such that droplets can be transported along the paths with reduced risk...

07/24/14 - 20140202538 - Manifold
A system and method for a fluid manifold with a sensor inlet and sensor outlet located on the same side of the body of the fluid manifold....

07/24/14 - 20140202539 - Dual door fan air modulating valve
A fan air modulating valve (FAMV) employs a pair of doors rotatably attached at the fan bypass air exit of a precooler. An actuator engages the doors for simultaneous rotation through a range of motion from a first closed position to a second open position, wherein trailing edges of said...

07/24/14 - 20140202540 - Pliable air ducts with anti-condensation nozzles
Pliable air ducts with anti-condensation nozzles are disclosed. An example system includes a tubular duct comprising a pliable wall dividing an interior of the tubular duct from an exterior of the tubular duct. The system includes an outlet member to be attached to the pliable wall. The outlet member defines...

07/24/14 - 20140202541 - Encapsulaton of high temperature molten salts
The present disclosure relates to a method of encapsulating microcapsules containing relatively high temperature phase change materials and the microcapsules so produced. The microcapsules are coated with an inorganic binder, film former and an inorganic filler. The microcapsules may include a sacrificial layer that is disposed between the particle and...

07/24/14 - 20140202542 - Water vapor distillation apparatus, method and system
A system for product water output. The system includes a controller, a first conductivity sensor in communication with the controller, a first product valve downstream from the first conductivity sensor and in communication with the controller, a second product valve downstream from the first product valve and in communication with...

07/24/14 - 20140202543 - Method and a liquid tap device for retaining the temperature of a liquid in a liquid distribution system
a third step, initiated when the liquid reaches the tap, involving opening the passage and permitting the liquid to flow out via the passage and through the tap....

07/24/14 - 20140202544 - Fitting for changing liquid paths
A fitting for changing liquid paths, in particular for systems with a pressure exchanger, is provided. The pressure exchanger has pipes having alternating flow direction. The casing of the fitting includes an inlet piece, an outlet piece and a connection piece and at least one shut-off member connected to an...

07/24/14 - 20140202545 - Hydraulic circuit
A de-aeration hydraulic circuit having application in a hydromechanical transmissions utilizes a hydraulic fluid reservoir to de-aerate hydraulic fluid. The circuit includes a high pressure side and a low pressure side having a bleed down valve therebetween, the opening of the bleed down valve causing fluid to flow from the...

07/24/14 - 20140202546 - Microfluidic system
The present invention provides microfluidic technology enabling rapid and economical manipulation of reactions on the femtoliter to microliter scale....

07/24/14 - 20140202547 - Pvdf pyrolyzate adsorbent and gas storage and dispensing system utilizing same
A polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) pyrolyzate adsorbent is described, having utility for storing gases in an adsorbed state, and from which adsorbed gas may be desorbed to supply same for use. The PVDF pyrolyzate adsorbent can be of monolithic unitary form, or in a bead, powder, film, particulate or other finely...

07/24/14 - 20140202548 - Method for attenuating noise produced by pipes and pipe arrangement
The present invention relates to a method for attenuating noise produced by steam flowing through a pipe, comprising the steps of providing a pipe arrangement (10), which comprises an inner pipe (12) that defines in its inside an inner flow channel (14) which progresses in pipe direction (16) of the...