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

With Control Of Flow By A Condition Or Characteristic Of A Fluid patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

10/23/14 - 20140311579 - Breakaway assembly with relief valve
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...

08/21/14 - 20140230907 - Automated thermal recirculation valve
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...

08/21/14 - 20140230908 - Supply method for liquid and supply apparatus
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...

08/21/14 - 20140230909 - Devices and methods for programming fluid flow using sequenced microstructures
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...

08/14/14 - 20140224341 - Method and system for identifying leaks in gas pipe construction
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...

07/31/14 - 20140209175 - Air valve seat
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...

07/31/14 - 20140209176 - Use of pressure reduction devices for improving downstream oil-and-water separation
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....

07/03/14 - 20140182689 - Gas supply systems for substrate processing chambers and methods therefor
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...

07/03/14 - 20140182690 - Safety device for a fluid storage tank, related systems and methods
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...

06/26/14 - 20140174545 - Thermally actuated valve
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...

06/26/14 - 20140174546 - System and method for injecting a fluid additive into a fluid dispensation system
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...

06/26/14 - 20140174547 - Apparatus and method for detecting an error in the measurement of a water level in a washing machine
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;...

06/26/14 - 20140174548 - Additive delivery system and method for controlling said system
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,...

06/12/14 - 20140158210 - Freeze protection method for washing machine
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...

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

06/05/14 - 20140150880 - Hydrostatic circuit flushing flow cancellation
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...

06/05/14 - 20140150881 - Choke assembly
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...

06/05/14 - 20140150882 - Plasma process apparatus and plasma process method
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...

05/15/14 - 20140130878 - Intelligent valve network
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;...

05/15/14 - 20140130879 - Float type drain trap and method for discharging drain water
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...

05/01/14 - 20140116520 - Fuel system having dual fuel pressure regulator
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...

04/24/14 - 20140109977 - Overflow valve prevention system
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...

04/17/14 - 20140102541 - Water outlet control system using sound variation
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...

04/17/14 - 20140102542 - Flow control actuator with an adjustable frequency
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...

03/27/14 - 20140083513 - Self-aligning valve port
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...

03/13/14 - 20140069508 - Virtual limit switch
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...

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

03/06/14 - 20140060658 - Multiple gas turbine forwarding system
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...

03/06/14 - 20140060659 - On-line detection of organic contaminant in condensate system of sugar production processes using fluorescence thechnology
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...

03/06/14 - 20140060660 - Circulating system for providing instant hot water
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...

02/20/14 - 20140048139 - Alarm unit for dishwashing systems
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...

02/20/14 - 20140048140 - Apparatus for hot water pressure washer with an automatic burner cool-down
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...

02/13/14 - 20140041728 - Laundry treating appliance and method of detecting oversuds
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...

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

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

02/06/14 - 20140034139 - Variable valve actuation system including an accumulator and a method for controlling the variable valve actuation system
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...

02/06/14 - 20140034140 - Liquid storage apparatus and control method thereof
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...

01/30/14 - 20140026969 - Fail-safe actuation system
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...

01/16/14 - 20140014188 - Methods and systems for producing, trading, and transporting water
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,...

01/09/14 - 20140007945 - Liquid level device for effective crop growth
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...

12/26/13 - 20130340832 - Redundant actuation system
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...

12/26/13 - 20130340833 - Method and device for water rationing
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...

12/26/13 - 20130340834 - Fuel delivery system
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...

12/19/13 - 20130333765 - Flow rate balanced, dynamically adjustable sheath delivery system for flow cytometry
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...

12/12/13 - 20130327408 - Electronically controllable and testable turbine trip system and method with redundant bleed manifolds
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...

12/05/13 - 20130319535 - Process fluid actuated pilot operated control valve
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...

11/28/13 - 20130312834 - Apparatus and method of determining a leak condition of a fuel system
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...

11/14/13 - 20130298999 - Method and system for gasflow management
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...

11/14/13 - 20130299000 - System and method of efficient by-product disposal based on by-product quality
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...

11/14/13 - 20130299001 - Smart storage tank and drainage scheduling
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...

10/24/13 - 20130276900 - Gas lock, and coating apparatus comprising a gas lock
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...