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With Control Of Flow By A Condition Or Characteristic Of A Fluid

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System and method for controlling hydrogen charging for vehicle
12/04/14 - 20140352792 - A system and method for controlling hydrogen charging for vehicles are provided. The system includes a hydrogen sensor configured to detect a leak in a hydrogen tank and a controller configured to stop an inflow of hydrogen into the hydrogen tank when a hydrogen concentration value detected by the hydrogen...

Vent valve
11/27/14 - 20140345699 - A vent valve according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, a sensing sleeve defining a sensing chamber and a vent channel for venting fluid out of the sensing chamber. A sensing piston is moveable within the sensing chamber between an open position and a...

Fuel supply system and method for operating
11/20/14 - 20140338752 - A fuel supply system includes a fuel tank for holding a volume of fuel and a fuel reservoir disposed within the fuel tank. A fuel pump is provided for pumping fuel from the fuel reservoir to a fuel consuming device. A jet pump is provided in selective fluid communication with...

Self-activated draining system
11/13/14 - 20140332085 - A method of managing leakage of liquid inside a battery system comprises: containing leaking liquid in a non-liquid sensitive region of the battery system so as to protect internal electrical components of the battery system from coming in contact with the leaking liquid; and in direct response to the leakage,...

Fluid supplying system and method for supplying fluid
11/13/14 - 20140332086 - The present invention relates to a fluid supplying system which includes a supplying chamber including a supplying conduit, a first inlet and a first outlet, wherein the conduit has one end interconnected to the first outlet and the supplying chamber, and the other end interconnected to production equipment for supplying...

Control of low energy nuclear reaction hydrides, and autonomously controlled heat
11/13/14 - 20140332087 - A treatment of a possibly powdered, sintered, or deposited lattice (e.g., nickel) for heat generating applications and a way to control low energy nuclear reactions (“LENR”) hosted in the lattice by controlling hydride formation. The method of control and treatment involves the use of the reaction lattice, enclosed by an...

Dual capacity fluid tank assembly
10/30/14 - 20140318632 - A fluid tank assembly is provided for use with a mobile machine. The fluid tank assembly may have a tank with a lower surface, an upper surface located opposite the lower surface, and at least one side surface joining the lower and upper surfaces. The tank may also have a...

Breakaway assembly with relief valve
10/23/14 - 20140311579 - A breakaway assembly including a first connector and a second connector that is releasably coupleable to the first connector. The assembly is movable between a first configuration in which the first and second connectors are coupled and together define a fluid path through which fluid is flowable, and a second...

Automated thermal recirculation valve
08/21/14 - 20140230907 - An automated thermally actuated valve utilizing a thermally expansive substance to substantially close the valve at a first temperature and a spring to open the valve at a second, lower temperature. A method of utilizing an automated thermally actuated valve to balance and manage hot water supply in a piping...

Supply method for liquid and supply apparatus
08/21/14 - 20140230908 - A solution having a predetermined concentration is stably supplied to a use point, at which the amount of use of the solution changes, by only modifying currently-used equipment at a low cost and in a space-saving manner. In order to supply a solution containing a solute at a predetermined concentration...

Devices and methods for programming fluid flow using sequenced microstructures
08/21/14 - 20140230909 - A microfluidic platform is disclosed that uses obstacles placed at particular location(s) within the channel cross-section to turn and stretch fluid. The asymmetric flow behavior upstream and downstream of the obstacle(s) due to fluid inertia manifests itself as a total deformation of the topology of streamlines that effectively creates a...

Method and system for identifying leaks in gas pipe construction
08/14/14 - 20140224341 - The present invention provides a system for identifying gas leaks in pipe construction. The system is comprised of: a gas detection unit including a odor sensor and a wireless communication unit, said detection unit is positioned in proximity of at least one gas entrance/supply of said pipe construction, and a...

Air valve seat
07/31/14 - 20140209175 - An air valve includes a valve body having an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface and the outer surface defining an inlet and an outlet; a seat mounted within the valve body and having an upper surface and a lower surface, the upper surface facing the outlet...

Use of pressure reduction devices for improving downstream oil-and-water separation
07/31/14 - 20140209176 - A system and method for improving oil-and-water separation in a blended fluid stream are presented. The system includes a pressure reduction device that causes cyclonic flow in the stream. The pressure reduction device may be a wafer-based hydrocyclone or a modified hydrocyclone having an underflow outlet but no overflow outlet....

Gas supply systems for substrate processing chambers and methods therefor
07/03/14 - 20140182689 - A gas supply subsystem for providing a set of process gases to a substrate processing chamber, the set of process gases being a subset of a plurality of process gases available to the substrate processing chamber. The gas supply subsystem has fewer multi-gas mass flow controllers than the number of...

Safety device for a fluid storage tank, related systems and methods
07/03/14 - 20140182690 - A safety device for a fluid storage tank having a first port for filling the tank with fuel oil and a second port for allowing airflow therethrough is disclosed. The safety device includes a tubular body having a first open end and a second open end connectable to the second...

Thermally actuated valve
06/26/14 - 20140174545 - A thermally actuated valve is provided herein. The thermally actuated valve includes a valve fitting, a valve body, and a movement control mechanism. The valve fitting includes an active member to selectively activate based on an input. The valve body includes a passive wax member that moves between a passive...

System and method for injecting a fluid additive into a fluid dispensation system
06/26/14 - 20140174546 - A method for operating a fluid additive control system to inject a fluid additive into a fluid dispensation system is provided. The method includes receiving a first control signal indicating that a fluid dispensation device within the fluid dispensation system is active, and determining a fluid additive quantity based upon...

Apparatus and method for detecting an error in the measurement of a water level in a washing machine
06/26/14 - 20140174547 - An apparatus for detecting an error in the measurement of a water level in a washing machine includes a water level sensor measuring a water level in a washing tub; a water supply and drain device supplying water to the washing tub or discharging water from in the washing tub;...

Additive delivery system and method for controlling said system
06/26/14 - 20140174548 - An additive delivery system including a tank for storing an additive, an active component, and a controller connected to the component, wherein the controller is adapted to determine a value representative of temperature of the additive in the system based on an electrical characteristic of a part inside the component,...

Freeze protection method for washing machine
06/12/14 - 20140158210 - A freeze protection method for a washing machine includes: determining, by a control unit, whether or not laundry items exist after a washing process, when a freeze protection course is selected; determining, by the control unit, whether a freeze protection operation condition is satisfied or not, when no laundry items...

Apparatus for adjusting shape memory alloy transition temperatures to track slowly changing ambient temperature
06/05/14 - 20140150879 - 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 at a predetermined temperature and responsive...

Hydrostatic circuit flushing flow cancellation
06/05/14 - 20140150880 - Flushing circuits for closed loop hydrostatic circuits enable overriding of the normal function of the flushing circuit during certain machine operational events where flushing can cause undesirable performance issues. The disclosed flushing circuits may prevent flow from leaving the flush valve, may prevent flow from leaving the flushing circuit, may...

Choke assembly
06/05/14 - 20140150881 - A choke assembly comprises an inlet (48) for a multiphase fluid stream, the stream comprising a first relatively heavy fluid phase and a second relatively light fluid phase; a first fluid outlet (116); a choke element (22) disposed between the inlet and the first fluid outlet operable to control the...

Plasma process apparatus and plasma process method
06/05/14 - 20140150882 - A disclosed plasma process apparatus is disclosed that applies a plasma process to an object to be processed, including a cylindrical processing container configured to be evacuatable to vacuum, a holding unit configured to hold plural objects to be processed and inserted into and to be extracted from the cylindrical...

Intelligent valve network
05/15/14 - 20140130878 - The present invention includes a valve for connecting to a valve network comprising: at least one valve assemble, having at least one valve to control a fluid or gas flow through an opening in the valve assembly; at least one pressure sensor; viscosity sensor; flow rate detector; and temperature sensor;...

Float type drain trap and method for discharging drain water
05/15/14 - 20140130879 - In a float type drain trap, drain water separated from gas-liquid mixture is discharged from a discharge opening. The float type drain trap is provided with a float, an valve and a spring. The float and the valve are connected by the spring. The spring is compressed by a buoyancy...

Fuel system having dual fuel pressure regulator
05/01/14 - 20140116520 - A pressure regulator is disclosed for use with a dual fuel engine. The pressure regulator may have a body, a cavity formed in the body, a first inlet port in fluid communication with a first end of the cavity, a first outlet port in fluid communication with the first end...

Overflow valve prevention system
04/24/14 - 20140109977 - A method of controlling overflow in a below-ground transfer pump sump used in the dispensing of liquid fuels. The method comprises providing a sump having a sump bottom below a level of ground immediately adjacent the sump, providing a storage tank having an internal cavity for the storage of liquid...

Water outlet control system using sound variation
04/17/14 - 20140102541 - The flow of a fluid such as water is controlled through an outlet by detecting sound within an environment at a first time and generating a first profile based upon the content of the sound detected at the first time. The flow of the fluid is further controlled by detecting...

Flow control actuator with an adjustable frequency
04/17/14 - 20140102542 - A method and apparatus comprising a structure and a chamber within the structure. The structure has an input port and an output port. The chamber is configured to channel a fluid from the input port to the output port of the structure. A volume of the chamber is configured to...

Self-aligning valve port
03/27/14 - 20140083513 - A regulator comprises a regulator valve and an actuator. The actuator is coupled to the regulator valve and comprises a control element for controlling the flow of fluid through the regulator valve. The regulator valve is equipped with a self-aligning valve port that includes a retaining portion, a biased portion...

Virtual limit switch
03/13/14 - 20140069508 - A method associated with a valve package having a process valve, an actuator and a controller. The method includes obtaining a baseline signature corresponding to opening or closing the valve as the valve moves from a first position to a second position. The method also includes obtaining an operating signature...

Flow monitoring system, method and software
03/13/14 - 20140069509 - A flow monitoring system, software, and method of use....

Multiple gas turbine forwarding system
03/06/14 - 20140060658 - A fuel forwarding skid for delivering fuel from a storage area to a plurality of turbines includes at least two pumps for delivering fuel to a skid outlet line. A flow control device is connected to the pumps to control an output of the pumps. A recirculation line is in...

On-line detection of organic contaminant in condensate system of sugar production processes using fluorescence thechnology
03/06/14 - 20140060659 - A method of measuring contamination in fluid that is expelled from a food processing system is presented. The method of measuring is carried out with fluorescence. The fluid is typically allowed to enter into an energy transfer system, but if the contamination exceeds a certain level, the fluid should be...

Circulating system for providing instant hot water
03/06/14 - 20140060660 - A water circulating system is for distributing instant hot water at a fixture that has respective hot and cold water inlets. The system includes hot and cold water piping, a pump constructed and arranged to pump water through said hot water piping. A by-pass device is provided at the sink...

Alarm unit for dishwashing systems
02/20/14 - 20140048139 - A method for monitoring a level of a sanitation agent in a dishwashing system having a sanitation agent supply vessel includes the step of providing a supply tube having a first portion and a second portion that are unconnected to one another. The first and second portions are linked with...

Apparatus for hot water pressure washer with an automatic burner cool-down
02/20/14 - 20140048140 - A hot water pressure washer with an automatic burner cool-down includes a water inlet assembly, a low pressure water supply assembly, a coil outlet assembly, a control system, and other related components which are required for the functionality of the pressure washer. A shut-down timer of the control system shut...

Laundry treating appliance and method of detecting oversuds
02/13/14 - 20140041728 - A method for detecting an oversuds condition that can lead to a suds lock condition in a laundry treating appliance includes determining a baseline fill level prior to introducing wash liquid in the cycle of operation; sampling fill levels of the wash liquid during a wash phase of the cycle...

Hybrid dosing unit
02/13/14 - 20140041729 - The assembly further comprises a calibrated orifice inserted between the outlet of the chamber and the release unit....

Apparatus and methods for measuring and or adjusting the height of material in the bin of a hopper assembly
02/13/14 - 20140041730 - At least one probe assembly is used to measure the height of material dispensed into the bin of a hopper assembly....

Variable valve actuation system including an accumulator and a method for controlling the variable valve actuation system
02/06/14 - 20140034139 - A system according to the principles of the present disclosure includes a valve actuator, a pump, an accumulator, and a control valve. The valve actuator actuates at least one of an intake valve and an exhaust valve of an engine. The pump supplies hydraulic fluid to the valve actuator through...

Liquid storage apparatus and control method thereof
02/06/14 - 20140034140 - A sensing unit for detecting an amount of liquid stored in a storage chamber is configured so that: a direction of a first moment which is a moment about a shaft produced by self weights of a rotating member, a float, and a receiver is a direction in which the...

Fail-safe actuation system
01/30/14 - 20140026969 - Disclosed is a fail-safe fluidic actuation system (1) having a safety position, comprising a control element (2) having at least one first and one second chamber (3, 4); having a working circuit (5) with a motor/pump device (6), wherein the control element can be actuated by means of the working...

Methods and systems for producing, trading, and transporting water
01/16/14 - 20140014188 - Methods and systems for producing, trading, transporting, conveying, and storing non-salt water are disclosed. More specifically, methods and systems for producing, trading, transporting, and storing large quantities of water having specific characteristics are provided. Various transport systems are disclosed, including devices and methods for utilizing standard shipping containers on ships,...

Liquid level device for effective crop growth
01/09/14 - 20140007945 - An improved liquid level control device for improving growing conditions and efficient crop growth in a series of plant pots includes a first valve means, a connection means, and a second valve means. The first valve means is operable to control a liquid level in a first pot. The connection...

Redundant actuation system
12/26/13 - 20130340832 - A valve assembly including a plurality of control systems. A member is included that is actuatable by each of the control systems for controlling operation of the valve assembly. A plurality of tangs is included with at least one tang corresponding to each control system. A plurality of windows each...

Method and device for water rationing
12/26/13 - 20130340833 - A water rationing device that controls and manages municipal household water usage including a signal conveying wired pipe having electrically conductive wires, a flow sensor coupled to the signal conveying wired pipe, a flow gauge, a first and a second control valve coupled to the signal conveying wired pipe, a...

Fuel delivery system
12/26/13 - 20130340834 - A method includes i) identifying a period of operation corresponding to a fuel supply requirement; ii) determining at least one ambient air condition in which the machine will operate during the period; iii) determining a duration of time in which, whilst in the ambient air condition, it is required to...

Flow rate balanced, dynamically adjustable sheath delivery system for flow cytometry
12/19/13 - 20130333765 - Disclosed is a sheath delivery system that uses a continuous flow of sheath fluid into a pressurized internal reservoir that substantially matches the outflow of sheath fluid through the nozzle of a flow cytometer. A substantially constant level of the sheath fluid is maintained. If the sheath fluid level falls...

Electronically controllable and testable turbine trip system and method with redundant bleed manifolds
12/12/13 - 20130327408 - A trip control system for use with, for example, turbines, includes a porting manifold that supports and provides fluid to two or more trip manifolds, each of which includes a bleed circuit having two or more bleed valves connected in parallel between a trip header line and a return or...

Process fluid actuated pilot operated control valve
12/05/13 - 20130319535 - A flow control system includes a pilot driven valve having a pilot assembly and a main valve assembly; a displacement measurement component coupled to the main valve assembly indicating displacement of the main valve assembly; and a proportional solenoid responsive to a signal from the displacement measurement component that displaces...

Apparatus and method of determining a leak condition of a fuel system
11/28/13 - 20130312834 - A portion of a fuel system of a vehicle is disclosed. The vehicle includes a brake system. The fuel system includes a fuel tank connected to an engine. The portion of the fuel system includes an evaporative emissions system and an evaporative emissions leak check system selectively fluidly-connected to the...

Method and system for gasflow management
11/14/13 - 20130298999 - A system and method for gasflow management to ensure that the output pressure is within a safety range. Upon entering the input terminal, the input source may pass through a switch valve to reach a pressure-reducing valve so that the pressure is reduced to a reduced pressure level. Then, the...

System and method of efficient by-product disposal based on by-product quality
11/14/13 - 20130299000 - A selective holding tank draining system can comprise a sensor device configured to receive total dissolved solids (TDS) data of a stored fluid from a TDS sensor, and wherein the sensor device can be configured to receive volume data of the stored fluid from a volume sensor, and a central...

Smart storage tank and drainage scheduling
11/14/13 - 20130299001 - Disclosed is one or more tanks wherein each tank includes one or more sensor devices that measure one or more of the volume of fluid in the tank, the rate of fluid input into the tank and characteristics of the fluid entering the tank. The data has several uses including...

Gas lock, and coating apparatus comprising a gas lock
10/24/13 - 20130276900 - The present invention relates to a gas lock for separating two gas chambers, which while taking up minimal space makes it possible to achieve the separation of gases without contact with the product/educt/transporting system. The gas lock according to the invention is distinguished by the integration of a measuring chamber...

Digital fluid control valve
10/17/13 - 20130269786 - A method for regulating water output is presented. The method includes receiving an input at a plurality of sensors, transmitting a signal to a control unit in response to receiving the input, controlling, via the control unit, a first plurality of solenoid valves to regulate hot water controlling, via the...

Water swellable rubber composition having stable swelling property at high temperatures
10/17/13 - 20130269787 - A water swellable rubber composition comprising (a) a non-water swellable base rubber, (b) a crosslinkable ethylene oxide based hydrophilic elastomer having at least one curable functional group, and (c) a water swellable non-elastomeric material. The composition has excellent water swell characteristics under prolonged exposure to high temperature and various electrolyte...

Fill valve
10/03/13 - 20130255788 - A fill valve is provided that includes an inner assembly and a float operatively coupled to the inner assembly. The fill valve also includes a distributor having an inner volume, the distributor is rotatably coupled to the inner assembly. The distributor is freely rotatable 360 degrees. The fill valve further...

Method and apparatus for mixing, transporting, storing, and transferring thixotropic fluids in one container
09/12/13 - 20130233393 - A method for mixing, transporting, storing, and transferring a thixotropic fluid is disclosed. The method includes mixing a thixotropic fluid. The thixotropic fluid may be built within a fluid container that includes an agitation unit. Once it has gelled, the thixotropic fluid can be sheared using the agitation unit, which...

Automatic fluid container switching in a blood processing system
09/12/13 - 20130233394 - Systems and methods for determining when a fluid supply container of a blood processing apparatus becomes empty. The system uses a scale to monitor and detect when a fluid supply container is empty based on the rate of change of the container weight and whether the container weight is below...

Siphon actuated filtration process
09/05/13 - 20130228227 - A system for actuating a water flow through a filter. The system includes a filtrate withdrawal conduit for being connected to the filter in a water sealing fashion for receiving filtrate therefrom. A filtrate collector is in fluid communication with the filtrate withdrawal conduit for collecting the filtrate. A filtrate...

Method and device for judging propriety of egr valve operation
09/05/13 - 20130228228 - Provided are a temperature sensor 15 for detecting a temperature surrounding an EGR valve 12, judging means (IC chip 16) for judging on the basis of the detected temperature from the temperature sensor 15 whether an inside of a gas passage in the EGR valve 12 is frozen or not...

System and method for delivering a pressurized gas from a cryogenic storage vessel
08/29/13 - 20130220429 - A system and method pumps process fluid from a cryogenic storage vessel to a vaporizer, and delivers the fluid as a pressurized gas. The method includes measuring process fluid temperature after the process fluid exits the vaporizer, temporarily suspending operation of the pump when the process fluid temperature is below...

Valve with electromechanical device for actuating the valve
08/29/13 - 20130220430 - The invention relates to an assembly comprising an electromechanical device and a self-sealing valve, and in particular, to any inflatable device that includes the assembly. In one embodiment, the assembly comprises a valve housing defining an opening through which fluid can be provided to the inflatable device, a flexible diaphragm...

Slurry feed system and method
08/29/13 - 20130220431 - The invention can provide or facilitate systems and methods for feeding a slurry and, in particular, to systems and methods for treating wastewater streams with a slurry having periodic flushing of conduits....

Method for acoustically localizing leaks in piping systems
08/22/13 - 20130213482 - Method for acoustically locating leaks in underground or aboveground piping systems, in which at least two noise data loggers receiving the leak noise and being arranged in mutual distance from one another are brought in physical contact with the piping system to be examined and measure simultaneously the noise level...

Real-time control of exhaust flow
08/22/13 - 20130213483 - A flow control system for controlling exhaust flow can measure effluent escaping from the exhaust hood at a given flow rate. An interferometric detector can measure fluctuations in fluid properties external to and/or in the vicinity of the exhaust hood. The flow control system may vary a flow rate of...

Fuel preheating using electric pump
08/01/13 - 20130192679 - A fuel system for an auxiliary power unit includes a mechanical fuel pump, an electric fuel pump, and a controller. The mechanical fuel pump provides fuel flow to the auxiliary power unit and has an output dependent upon an operational speed of the auxiliary power unit. The electric fuel pump...

Device and method for measuring the filling level
08/01/13 - 20130192680 - A measurement device for regulating the filling level of a liquid-gas mixture via a inlet valve in a container, having at least one vertical liquid standpipe fixed to a outer wall of the container and fluidically connected to the interior of the container via horizontal tube-shaped hydraulic devices. A first...

Compressed air supply system and control method
08/01/13 - 20130192681 - A compressed air supply assembly for operating a pneumatic assembly includes a compressed air supply; a compressed air connection to the pneumatic assembly; a purge connection to the environment; a pneumatic main line between the compressed air supply and the compressed air connection comprising an air dryer; a purge line...