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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...

06/19/14 - 20140166108 - Microfluidic platform
The invention further proposes a method by which a movement of a liquid between two locations can be initiated, while this can be done in particular using a microfluidic platform (1) according to the invention....

06/19/14 - 20140166109 - Fluid distribution valve, fluid supply system comprising same, and method for controlling the fluid supply system
A fluid distribution valve which selectively distributes a fluid supplied from a fluid supply source to a plurality of flow channels, includes first and second branch pipes communicated with the fluid supply source; and a valve body selectively closing either one of the two branch pipes, and including a through...

06/19/14 - 20140166110 - Distributor in mass transfer column and method of use
A liquid distributor is provided for receiving and distributing a liquid stream in a mass transfer column. The liquid distributor has a plurality of elongated primary troughs and a plurality of secondary troughs that are positioned adjacent the primary troughs at a location to receive at least some of the...

06/19/14 - 20140166111 - Sliding sleeve having inverting ball seat
A sliding sleeve opens with a deployed ball. The sleeve has a seat disposed in the housing, and the seat has segments biased outward from one another with a C-ring or other biasing element. Initially, the seat has an expanded state in the sliding sleeve so that the seats segments...

06/19/14 - 20140166112 - Sliding sleeve having contracting, dual segmented ball seat
A sliding sleeve opens with a deployed ball. The sleeve has a seat disposed in the housing, and the seat has segments biased outward from one another with a C-ring or other biasing element. Initially, the seat has an expanded state in the sliding sleeve so that the seats segments...

06/19/14 - 20140166113 - Fluid handling device, fluid handling method, and fluid handling system
A fluid handling device (100) comprises: a first channel (130); a second channel (140); a communication section (150); an air introduction path (160); and an air reservoir (190). The first enamel (130) and the second channel (140) are channels through which a fluid (210) can move by capillary action. The...

06/12/14 - 20140158204 - Sectioned meter box assembly
A sectioned meter box assembly for an agricultural metering system is provided. One metering system for distributing an agricultural product in a field includes a drive input and a drive shaft coupled to the drive input and configured to be driven in rotation by the drive input. The metering system...

06/12/14 - 20140158205 - Method and apparatus for controlling a solenoid actuated inlet valve
A method and apparatus for controlling a solenoid actuated inlet valve to a pump chamber of a piston pump. A control circuit energizes the solenoid to open the inlet valve in synchronism with the reciprocation of the piston and thereafter de-energize the solenoid to initiate closure of the inlet valve....

06/12/14 - 20140158206 - Vent ice prevention method
An improved vent ice prevention apparatus including a first conduit, a second conduit, and a third conduit, wherein the second conduit concentrically surrounds the first conduit thereby forming an annular region between the two conduits. The third conduit is in fluid communication with said annular region. The first conduit is...

06/12/14 - 20140158207 - Integrated blowing device
The present invention relates generally to systems and equipment for the handling and dispersal of bulk materials. Specifically, the invention relates to a pneumatic device for the handling of bulk materials which integrates the pneumatic power generating component and the material feeding component into a single device....

06/12/14 - 20140158208 - Draining apparatus for draining liquids from a vehicle, aircraft having a draining apparatus and method for draining liquids from a vehicle
A draining apparatus for draining liquids from a vehicle includes a containment; a drain mast having an outlet opening and an inlet; and an actuator. The containment is adapted for being coupled with a structure of the vehicle, wherein the actuator is coupled with the drain mast and adapted for...

06/12/14 - 20140158209 - Two educator / four-way selector valve assembly
A method of controlling the flow of different flow paths of fluid is provided. The method includes rotating a valve to a first position, receiving a first concentrate in the first position, discharging the first concentrate through one of two outlets, rotating the valve to a second position, receiving a...

06/05/14 - 20140150869 - Gas-lift safety valve actuated by a sensor
A valve actuator, valve, and method of actuation of a valve are disclosed. The valve actuator includes a shape memory alloy element attachable to a valve body, capable of use with a valve to cause movement of the valve between first and second positions. The valve actuator also includes a...

06/05/14 - 20140150870 - Hydraulic system having dual manifolds
A hydraulic system for a machine is disclosed. The hydraulic system may include a fluid tank, a first manifold, a valve body, a second manifold, and a plurality of conduits. The first manifold may be operatively attached to the fluid tank and have at least two inlets and at least...

06/05/14 - 20140150871 - System and method for off-loading liquids from tank trailers
A hydraulic system for off-loading liquids from a tank trailer includes a liquid pump and a compressor disposed within a housing. The liquid pump and the compressor are operated by hydraulic motors driven by an external hydraulic pump operatively coupled to a power take-off from a tractor. The hydraulic motors...

06/05/14 - 20140150872 - Rotary control valve for reverse osmosis feed water pump with energy recovery
A liquid pumping system includes at least two water cylinders that are each controlled by a hydraulic piston. A rotary valve controls the hydraulic pistons. The rotary valve has an inner unit that rotates within an outer unit. Slots provided between the inner and outer units control the duration, rate...

06/05/14 - 20140150873 - Multi-stage solids feeder system and method
A system includes a multi-stage solids feeder. The multi-stage solids feeder includes a first solids feeder having a first inlet and a first outlet, a second solids feeder having a second inlet and a second outlet, and a conduit disposed between the first outlet and the second inlet. The second...

06/05/14 - 20140150874 - Gas line control system and modular variable pressure controller
A pneumatically controlled assembly, system, method and device for the regulation of pressure of a gas as it flows in a pressurized line and including at least one loading valve which is set to respond to variations in pressure in conjunction with a pneumatically actuated process control valve so as...

06/05/14 - 20140150875 - Hose deployment device
A hose deployment device (1) including a base (3, 300) having sides (4, 400) which in a contracted configuration secure together to define a space to receive a hose (10, 100). The sides (4, 400) in an expanded configuration extend outwardly away from each outer to provide an opening through...

06/05/14 - 20140150876 - Pressure medium container for a hydraulic motor vehicle brake system and method for filling
The invention relates to a pressure medium container for a hydraulic motor vehicle brake system, having a housing, a filler opening, a closure element and at least one hydraulic connection to the hydraulic pressure medium supply of the motor vehicle brake system. The problem of the present invention consists in...

06/05/14 - 20140150877 - Economical waste removal system for fat, oil, and grease
An economical fat, oil and grease removal assembly and method includes a container having a bottom, a top, at least one sidewall, an inlet and an outlet. The outlet is spaced above the bottom and below the top to define a static water level for liquid in the container. The...

06/05/14 - 20140150878 - Process chamber gas flow apparatus, systems, and methods
Process chamber gas flow control apparatus having a tiltable valve are disclosed. The gas flow apparatus includes a process chamber adapted to contain a substrate, an exit from the process chamber including a valve seat, and a tiltable valve configured and adapted to tilt relative to the valve seat to...