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9032984 Fuel distribution in multi-fuel tank compressed gas fuel systems  
A method for distributing fuel in a fuel system of a motor vehicle. The method may be applied in a fuel system having a first fuel tank, where fuel is confined at a first pressure, and a second...
9019122 Information retrieval for boundary reading processing  
Information in a data store may be efficiently accessed to perform boundary reading processing. In one example, register readings of one or more register channels that are linked to one or more...
9010371 Anti-cavitation valve seat  
An anti-cavitation seat which is disposable between an inlet and an outlet of a pressure reducing valve, and including a plurality of inlets causing fluid to flow into a converging pathway to...
9004089 Blowout preventer with lock  
A lock for a ram shaft of a blowout preventer has a ram shaft controlled by an actuator, the ram shaft having a ram block end and a locking end, the locking end having an internal cavity that...
8997771 Integrated pressure control actuator assembly of hydrogen supply system  
An integrated pressure control actuator assembly of a hydrogen supply system includes: a start/stop solenoid valve, a bypass valve, and a pressure control actuator, which are integrally formed in...
8985131 Coupling with automatic seal  
A conduit coupling can have a male portion and a female portion, with each portion having an internal biasing member. When the male portion is disconnected from the female portion, the internal...
8978682 Emergency shut-off signal generator for a valve assembly  
A control system includes a first valve configured to block a fluid flow between a first section of a flow line and a second section of the flow line in response to a first emergency shut-off...
8978829 Turbomachine fluid delivery system  
An exemplary system for delivering a turbomachine fluid to a supplied area is a pump configured to draw fluid from both a first container and a second container when operating in both a positive...
8973595 Battery-powered control valve and operation thereof  
The present disclosure describes, among other things, a method. The method may include receiving, by a wireless communication device, an instruction to actuate a valve. The method may also include...
8973612 Capacitive sensing electronic faucet including differential measurements  
A fluid delivery device including an electronic faucet having a plurality of faucet components, and a primary capacitive sensor coupled to at least one of the faucet components and providing a...
8973596 Applicator assembly with integral check-valve  
A manifold for use with an applicator assembly is provided. The manifold includes a base having at least a first proximal extension and a distal extension. The at least first proximal extension...
8967173 System and methods for ground-based cabin/cargo pressurization/depressurization  
A system and methods for reducing pressure in an enclosed volume is disclosed. A first quantity of steam is inserted into a condensation chamber, and the first quantity of steam is substantially...
8967174 Articulated conduit systems and uses thereof for fuel gas transfer between a tug and barge  
According to some aspects, a tug and barge arrangement is provided that is configured with an articulated conduit system for transferring a fuel gas (e.g., natural gas) between the tug and barge....
8960213 Method for operating a valve  
A valve including a first valve part with at least one opening and a second valve part with at least one opening. The relative position of the openings of the first and second valve parts produces...
8958922 System and method for optimized decision-making in water supply networks and/or water supply operations  
A system and method are provided for optimized decision-making in water supply networks and/or water supply operations. The system includes at least one central data processing device and a...
8950418 Fluid drainage system and methods  
A method for operating a fluid drainage control system to drain a fluid from a fluid dispensation system is provided. The method includes determining a first ambient air temperature, determining...
8944082 Dual reservoir coupler  
A coupler mechanism comprising plug and receptacle units sealably mates and de-mates first and second reservoirs. In the mating sequence, the plug and receptacle units are brought together so that...
8932792 Preparation of polyester latex emulsification by direct steam injection  
A method for preparing latex emulsion compositions uses a steam-driven emulsification process, and a method for preparing a toner using the latex emulsion compositions. The method includes...
8931499 Ball and socket breakaway connector  
A breakaway assembly including a first connector including a ball portion movably received therein and a second connector including a coupling portion. The assembly is movable between a first...
8925566 System and method of assuring drop out of a solenoid valve  
A method of assuring drop out of a valve assembly comprising detecting a level of a signal from the controller; diverting the signal to a solenoid coil of the valve assembly when the level of the...
8927066 Method and apparatus for gas delivery  
Methods and apparatus for gas delivery are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a gas delivery system includes an ampoule for storing a precursor in solid or liquid form, a first conduit coupled...
8922369 System and method for conveying status information regarding an electronic faucet  
An electronic faucet has a controller configured to selectively open and close a valve to provide fluid flow through the valve and a passageway of the faucet. The controller is programmed to...
8919365 Fluid transfer device and system  
Fluid transfer apparatus including a body having a bore formed through at least a portion of its interior. Contained within the bore is a movable plunger that moves without changing the axial...
8887745 Midpoint reversed directionally coupled double chamber structure for the natural induction of a tornado  
An apparatus generates and/or maintains fluid flow synthesizing and maintaining an artificial tornado. The apparatus includes a generally cylindrical frame having two chambers coupled with two...
8887746 Electronic and manual backup flow control systems  
In various embodiments, an electronic flow selector of a fluid flow control system may be used to select a flow rate of a fluid. When the system is in an electronic mode, an encoder may...
8876980 System and associated method for preventing overfilling in a dishwasher  
A method, system, and computer-program product for preventing overfilling in a dishwasher are disclosed herein. According to one embodiment, a method for preventing overfilling in a dishwasher is...
8871419 Production process of toner for electrostatic image development  
The toner for electrostatic image development has excellent charge properties, by which excellent toner particle size-controlling ability is achieved, and moreover the sharpening of a particle...
8865005 Jet deflection device  
Devices for controlling fluid flow, in particular microfluidic devices, are described, which exploit gas/liquid interfaces to control liquid flow in accordance with application requirements....
8857454 Valving system and method of selectively halting injection of chemicals  
A valving system includes, a plurality of flow control valves, and a plurality of chemical control valves in operable communication with a plurality of the plurality of flow control valves such...
8851113 Shared gas panels in plasma processing systems  
Methods and apparatus for shared gas panel for supplying a process gas to a plurality of process modules are disclosed. The shared gas panel includes a plurality of mixing valves and at least two...
8846831 Process for supplying catalyst to a polymerization reactor  
The present invention relates to a method for feeding metallocene catalyst slurry to an olefin polymerization loop reactor (1) using a positive displacement device (5) positive displacement device...
8833382 Article having good wear resistance  
An article having good wear resistance includes a first component including a boride coating and a second component including a cobalt-chromium-molybdenum coating that is in sliding contact with...
8833383 Multi-vane throttle valve  
A multi-vane throttling valve for a vacuum process chamber includes a throttle chamber body having an inside exposed to the vacuum process chamber and an outside exposed to atmospheric pressure,...
8800583 Method of controlling fluid flow with an electronically activated access valve  
A method of controlling fluid flow from a fluid source to a patient includes the step of mating a first connector comprising a first body with a first fluid passage therethrough and a conductive...
8790529 Gas supply system, substrate processing apparatus and gas supply method  
A gas supply system for supplying a gas into a processing chamber for processing a substrate to be processed includes: a processing gas supply unit; a processing gas supply line; a first and a...
8783277 Actuator and position-detecting method therefor  
In an actuator, an electric power supply to a position-detecting detector for an object to be driven can be carried out in a timely manner during a power failure to thereby suppress an electric...
8783278 Back pressure valve with inductively heated flap  
A back pressure valve for a fuel cell stack assembly is disclosed, wherein the valve includes a solenoid disposed thereon, an energization of the solenoid causing a generation of heat in a valve...
8776818 Electronic coolant valve with flexible seal  
An electronic coolant valve with a flexible sealing membrane. The membrane is expanded or contracted radially via a drive screw and an electric motor. The extension and retraction of the drive...
8776817 Electronic faucet with a capacitive sensing system and a method therefor  
An electronic faucet (10) comprises a spout (12) having a passageway configured to conduct fluid flow through the spout, an electrically operable valve coupled to the passageway, and a single...
8763622 Dynamic self-checking interlock monitoring system  
An interlock monitoring system includes a magnetic proximity sensor within a poppet valve type coupler to detect whether the poppet valve is opened or closed. An open poppet valve indicates a...
8757188 Dispenser for controlling fluid flow and a method of controlling fluid flow  
An inline dispersal valve that can be used with or without a base. One embodiment includes a rotatable member that is rotatable from a fluid stream obstructing condition to an out-of-the-way...
8753472 Highly abrasion-resistant grafted polyolefin pipe  
A pipe or tube article comprising an innermost layer made from a grafted polyolefin composition is disclosed which can provide long lifetime, highly abrasion-resistant pipes for mining and other...
8752566 Method for rotary valve operation to reduce seal sheet wear  
A method of operating a rotary valve using a variable dome seating pressure to provide a minimum seating force for each position of the valve is described.
8742036 Catalyst metering device  
The invention relates to a catalyst metering device with a valve formed of an iron-based alloy steel hardened to a Rockwell hardness C of at least 60. The device can be used for metering of a...
8728600 Highly abrasion-resistant grafted polyolefin pipe  
A pipe- or tube-shaped article comprising an innermost layer made from a grafted polyolefin composition is disclosed which can provide long lifetime, highly abrasion-resistant pipes for mining and...
8726979 Heat exchange apparatus with automatic heat exchange fluid flow rate exchange modulation  
A heat exchange apparatus has four fluid ports through which a heat exchange fluid is pumped into and out of the heat exchange apparatus. First and fourth ones of the fluid sorts are on a first...
8720463 Shower system for aircraft  
A shower system for use in aircraft while in flight, the shower system having a feed line through which a stream of water can be supplied to the shower system; a showerhead from which a prepared...
8714175 Pressure relief system for pressure vessels  
A pressure relief system for depressurizing a bottled pressure vessel. In one embodiment, the system includes a pressure relief device having a hollow outer member coupled to a fluid port in the...
8701693 Nozzle check valve  
A check valve includes a valve body having a valve seat, a diffuser, a disc coupled to the diffuser, and a compression spring. The diffuser is positioned inside the valve body and has a forward...
8695641 Multilayer microfluidic probe head and method of fabrication thereof  
A microfluidic probe head includes a first layer, a second layer, and a first tubing port extending from an upper face of the first layer. The first layer has a first via, enabling fluid...