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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...

07/17/14 - 20140196788 - Storage tank control valve system
A gas storage tank control valve system is presented. A valve controlling motor is electrically connected to a switch that is installed in a convenient location. Upon activation, the motor rotates the storage tank valve. An indicator visibly displays whether the liquid propane storage tank valve is open or closed....

07/17/14 - 20140196789 - Sleeve valve with sync cam
Sleeve valves include a valve body having an inner surface and outer surface, the inner surface and the outer surface defining an inlet, an outlet, and a body cavity between the inlet and the outlet; a sleeve disposed at least partially within the body cavity, the sleeve including at least...

07/17/14 - 20140196790 - Antivortex device for multi-outlet liquid reservoir
A liquid reservoir with a sump includes at least two outlet ports in fluid communication with a fluid conduit. An anti-vortex device includes a first plate extending across the at least two outlet ports and a second plate coupled to the first plate and extending substantially perpendicular to the first...

07/17/14 - 20140196791 - Method and apparatus for the use of micro-carriers in a disposable bioreactor system
A system and method for compartmentalizing micro-carriers in a bioreactor includes a container configured to store micro-carriers and a vessel configured to contain a fluid so as to prevent the micro-carriers from entering the vessel during sterilization, shipping, storage, or other pre-use handling of the system. One or more addition...

07/17/14 - 20140196792 - Three-way valve case apparatus
The present invention relates to a three-way valve case that has a top member, bottom member, closure member, three openings, and a hinge allowing the case to be opened and closed. The case may be adapted to receive a three-way valve. Apart from a case adapted to receive a three-way...

07/17/14 - 20140196793 - Hydraulic control apparatus and method
A hydraulic control apparatus is disclosed which includes an unloading valve controlling part; an command value calculating part configured to calculate, based on an operation amount of an operation member for changing a position of the directional control valve and a discharge pressure of the hydraulic pump, a virtual negative...

07/10/14 - 20140190568 - Coolant activated rechargeable energy storage system drain plug
A battery pack with a drain plug. The drain plug includes a carrier defining a cavity internal to the carrier, an inlet disposed on a first surface of the carrier and an outlet disposed on a second surface of the carrier where the first surface and the second surface fluidly...

07/10/14 - 20140190569 - Valve control mechanism and method
A valve controller includes a housing, and a lever extending from the housing. The lever includes a protrusion rigidly attached to the lever, and the lever is biased to an initial position. A switch has an open and a closed position. A linkage is pivotally connected to the switch, and...

07/10/14 - 20140190570 - Vessel closures and methods for using and manufacturing same
Vessel closures having a variety of inserts for aseptically sealing vessels. The vessel closures have a body with one or more apertures, one or more inserts extending axially through the one or more apertures, and a cast seal surrounding the inserts. The cast seal is preferably east silicone. The vessel...

07/10/14 - 20140190571 - System for and method of fast pulse gas delivery
A system for delivering pulses of a desired mass of gas to a tool, comprising: a mass flow controller including flow sensor, a control valve and a dedicated controller configured and arranged to receive a recipe of a sequence of steps for opening and closing the control valve so as...

07/03/14 - 20140182682 - Mountable water spray shield
A mountable water spray shield device is shown herein. A rigid sheet attached to a rear insert section is placed by way of a mounting means attached to the undercarriage of a designated vehicle and within the area defined by the wheel well of the designated vehicle. Once placed within...

07/03/14 - 20140182683 - Exhaust flow modifier, duct intersection incorporating the same, and methods therefor
A duct intersection comprising a first duct portion and a second duct portion extending laterally from a side of the first duct portion. At least one flow modifier is mounted inside one of the first and second duct portions. The flow modifier is a contoured duct liner and/or the flow...

07/03/14 - 20140182684 - Refrigerant removal device and method
A refrigerant recovery system includes a recovery apparatus and a refrigerant recovery unit. The recovery apparatus includes a heat sink, a capture tank, and a hose. The capture tank is in thermal contact with the heat sink. The capture tank is configured to capture a first refrigerant from a refrigeration...

07/03/14 - 20140182685 - Drain device for washing machine
A drain device for a washing machine includes a water storage unit connected to a tub and configured to receive wash water discharged from the tub; a drain pipe connected to the water storage unit and extending to an outside of a cabinet; and a supply pipe connected to the...

07/03/14 - 20140182686 - Continuous magnetic motion position indicator
A continuous magnetic motion position indicator detects the position of a clapper valve. The clapper valve comprises a valve body and, disposed within the valve body, a clapper and a valve stem. The continuous magnetic motion position indicator comprises: (a) a magnetic joint assembly comprising a first set of magnets...

07/03/14 - 20140182687 - Hybrid microfluidic assemblies
Embodiments of hybrid microfluidic assemblies comprise at least one microstructure that is formed of transparent material and is substantially free of non-transparent material and further comprise at least one microstructure that is formed of non-transparent material and is substantially free of transparent material....

07/03/14 - 20140182688 - Compressor throttling valve assembly
A throttling valve assembly has an outer housing that is sealed. An actuator is connected to a pressure balanced shaft that extends into the housing to operate a plurality of linkages that can rotate blades in tandem. With the surrounding housing sealed, the shaft penetrations of the blade support shafts...

06/26/14 - 20140174539 - Actuation systems principally for inflatable emergency equipment
Actuations systems in which pulley systems may be used as redundant (back-up) mechanisms are described. The systems provide mechanical advantage, especially useful when manual input is required to deploy a back-up mechanism. A pulley may be integrated into a clevis, a cable routed about the pulley, and one end of...

06/26/14 - 20140174540 - Ald process window combinatorial screening tool
Systems and apparatus are described that facilitate the evaluation and characterization of ALD processes as a function of process parameters such as temperature, gas flow rate, and pressure. In some embodiments, systems and apparatus are described that allow the ALD process to be characterized at different pressures in a combinatorial...

06/26/14 - 20140174541 - Rotary shear valve and associated methods
Exemplary embodiments are directed to rotary shear valves which include a stator, a rotor defining a cavity extending at least partially therethrough, and a bladder. The rotor is rotatably mounted relative to the stator to create at least one fluidic path therebetween. The bladder comprises a polymer disposed inside the...

06/26/14 - 20140174542 - Disposables for blood treatment, and methods of operating the same
A disposable for use in blood treatment including a blood treatment unit and two membrane pumps connected in parallel on one side of the blood treatment unit. The disposable is operable in a single-needle mode, in which the pumps generate a pulsatile flow of blood through the blood treatment unit,...

06/26/14 - 20140174543 - Fail operational modes for an electro-hydraulic system
Methods for initiating and implementing fail operational modes in an electro-hydraulic system are disclosed. In one step, a plurality of valve assemblies is provided wherein each of the valve assemblies has a pressure sensor and a position sensor in communication with an electronic system controller. The valve assemblies are in...

06/26/14 - 20140174544 - Valve
A valve includes a generally cylindrical housing including first and second end portions that are offset from each other along a longitudinal axis of the generally cylindrical housing. First and second inlet ports are arranged on one of said first or second end portions, and at least one outlet port...