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9022080 Communication device activated by fuel door  
A communication device or auxiliary ECU is activated when a fuel door of a fuel cell vehicle is open. Upon closing the fuel door, the communication device/ECU is shut off. The communication...
9016329 Gas filling system, gas filling method, and vehicle  
A gas filling system (1) includes a gas tank (30); a gas filling device (2) that fills gas into the gas tank (30); and a controller (24) that calculates a temperature increase ΔT and a pressure...
9010580 Stream detection and/or characterization for beverage dispensing in a refrigerator  
A refrigerator includes a refrigerator cabinet and a refrigerating compartment within the refrigerator cabinet. A beverage dispensing system is operatively connected to the refrigerator cabinet,...
9004115 Method and system for dispensing ice and/or a liquid  
A dispensing system includes a detection device and a dispenser configured to dispense at least one of ice and a liquid. The detection device is configured to detect a container positioned with...
8991447 Ship or air deployable automated buoy refueling station for multiple manned or unmanned surface vessels  
A fueling system including a ship or air deployable automated fueling station and one or more sea surface water vessels. The fueling station including a ballast arrangement to maintain an optimal...
8978715 Method for filling a tank with pressurized gas  
The invention relates to a method for filling a tank with pressurized gas, particularly hydrogen in the tank of a vehicle, using a filling station that comprises: a plurality of buffer containers...
8973622 Fluid transfer devices and methods of use  
Some embodiments disclosed herein related to a device for transferring precise amounts of fluid from at least one source container to a at least one target container. In some embodiments, the...
8967208 Secured system for fire suppression refill and recovery  
A secured system for fire suppression refill and recovery and a method for using such system. Operation of the system involves the refilling of an extinguisher tank with matter from a storage...
8950441 Reciprocating compressor with high pressure storage vessel let down for CNG station and refueling motor vehicles  
Embodiments of the present invention are directed toward a reciprocating compressor having a high pressure storage vessel let down for a CNG station for refueling motor vehicles, wherein the CNG...
8950446 Geneset fuel transfer system and method  
An electric generator set fuel control system is disclosed. The fuel control system includes an electric generator, a prime mover mechanically coupled to the generator, a first fuel tank, a fuel...
8944119 Method and system of gas refilling management for gas storage canister utilizing identification accessing control  
A method and system of gas refilling management for gas storage canister utilizing identification accessing control includes an identification information transmission device, a control device,...
8941481 Method for assisting in maintenance of a motor vehicle  
A method for assisting in maintenance of a motor vehicle having a drive motor, an drive energy storage device, and a filling level measuring device. A request for a maintenance process is...
8931523 Tank venting device for a fuel tank of a vehicle, and method for venting a fuel tank  
The invention relates to a tank venting system for a fuel tank (12) of a vehicle, having a vent line (14) for discharge of gaseous hydrocarbons from the fuel tank (12) during refueling thereof....
8925594 Portable tire inflator and reflective device  
The present disclosure describes a structure for a portable tire inflator that includes a triangular housing comprising a triangular face, a triangular back, two sides extending between the...
8905089 Liquid transportation  
A liquid transportation system includes a loading station where a liquid is loaded into a container of a delivery vehicle, and a drop off location where the delivery vehicle transfers the liquid...
8905458 Access port cover  
An access port cover is described. The access sport cover may seal an aperture located in a vehicle body whereby the access port cover may also provide access to a terminal located within the...
8899278 Pressure cycle management in compressed gas dispensing systems  
A method for dispensing compressed gas from two or more compressed gas storage volumes to receiving vessel such as vehicle fuel tanks. Control instructions are provided to cycle the compressed gas...
8899280 Beverage dispensing device having audio and video feedback  
Systems and methods for dispensing beverages are provided. Aspects relate to providing audio and/or visual feedback to users during the dispensing of a selected beverage. Audio and video files are...
8893542 Fueling system vapor recovery and containment performance monitor and method of operation thereof  
A method and apparatus for monitoring and determining fuel vapor recovery performance is disclosed. The dispensing of liquid fuel into a tank by a conventional gas pump nozzle naturally displaces...
8875752 Method and device for filling in particular large-volume containers  
A device for filling containers with a liquid by supplying the liquid at a predetermined rate of flow, the rate of flow being predetermined as a function of one or more parameter value(s) measured...
8875750 Reciprocating compressor with heat exchanger having thermal storage media  
A reciprocating compressor comprises a gas inlet section including an inlet gas meter for metering inlet gas from a high pressure storage vessel, a compressor, a valve control panel and storage, a...
8875749 Method for the preparation of samples  
A method for the preparation of samples by means of a dosage-dispensing device, a weighing system with a load receiver, a processor unit, a memory unit, and an exchangeable dosage-dispensing unit....
8875748 Device for filling a filter, and method therefor  
An apparatus for the filling of a medical filter has at least one first space and one second space which are semipermeably separated by one or more membranes, with the spaces each having at least...
8869843 Fuel nozzle breakaway prevention safety system  
A breakaway separation prevention safety device that provides warning indicators reminding users to replace a fuel nozzle after dispensing fuel. The safety warning system reminds users of a fuel...
8857240 Liquid-dissolved gas characterization facility and method  
The invention particularly relates to a facility for characterizing liquid-dissolved gas. In its most complete embodiment, this facility comprises a liquid collecting capsule (1) and a circuit of...
8851127 Methods and systems for pharmaceutical compounding  
Methods and systems for pharmaceutical compounding are described. In one embodiment a system comprises a solution of a pharmaceutical in an injection vehicle, the solution being contained in a...
8839474 Method and apparatus for monitoring and controlling pressure in an inflatable device  
In one aspect, the invention provides a method for a user to adjust a pressure in an inflatable device. The method includes acts of adjusting the pressure in the inflatable device with a control...
8833405 Beverage dispensing  
A beverage dispenser for dispensing a carbonated beverage from a beverage source into a receptacle includes a housing defining an interior volume and having a first surface proximal to the...
8836496 Method and apparatus for fuel filling monitoring  
A system includes a processor and an external fuel indicator. The processor is configured to instruct powering of a digital display in response to detection that one or more power-up indicators...
8825361 Methods and systems for determining performance characteristics of mechanical systems based on fuel properties  
Methods and systems for use in determining one or more performance characteristics of a mechanical system that includes a combustion engine. One or more values of a physical property of fuel are...
8813794 Hands free, controlled autofill for a dispenser  
A dispensing system includes one or more digital image capture devices for capturing images in a dispenser well and a digital image analyzer operatively coupled to the digital image capture...
8800556 Electronic oxygen conserver and filling unit  
A respiratory system and method includes a filling unit for filling a portable bottle of respiratory gas and a conserver for mounting on such a bottle. A battery on the conserver may be recharged...
8800610 Filling device for filling containers  
A filling device for filling containers with a liquid has a first port for supplying a first liquid to the filling device, a second port spaced from the first port for supplying a second liquid to...
8805592 Fluid identification and tracking  
Embodiments disclosed herein include systems and methods for fluid identification and tracking. At least one embodiment of a method includes determining that a vehicle is discharging a fluid,...
8789564 Asphalt loading arm  
This asphalt loading arm is for dispensing fluids from a storage tank to a receiving tank. The loading arm includes an overfill probe to prevent overfilling during transfer from one tank in...
8783307 CNG time fill system and method with safe fill technology  
The present invention provides a CNG time fill system having a compression system including a gas dryer and one or more gas compressors, a gas storage system for storing the natural gas, a...
8776838 Beverage dispensing system  
A beverage dispensing system comprising a dispensing device including a dispensing valve for dispensing a beverage, an actuator for initiating the dispensing of said beverage through said valve, a...
8757222 Vessel activated beverage dispenser  
A product dispenser for use with a container. The product dispenser may include a container motion detector to detect the container in motion, a graphical user interface, and a microprocessor. The...
8752596 Hydrogen filling system and hydrogen filling method  
A hydrogen filling system includes: a hydrogen tank that is filled with hydrogen; a determination unit that determines whether to fill hydrogen into the hydrogen tank; and a temperature regulating...
8746295 Filling apparatus  
A filling apparatus for serially filling multiple lanes of containers includes a plurality of piston pumps which receive flowable product from an associated source. Each pump includes a...
8746296 Refrigerator appliance with features for assisted dispensing  
A refrigerator appliance is provided with a dispenser for directing a flow of ice and/or water to a dispenser recess of the dispenser. A camera is directed towards the dispenser recess, and a...
8739840 Method for managing orders and dispensing beverages  
A method for managing orders and dispensing products into a container. The method may include the steps of prompting a user selection of a product type at an order entry station, printing indicia...
8739841 RFID vent tube apparatus, system and methods for vent tube intrusion detection  
The present invention is directed to a vent tube apparatus, system and methods incorporating a traceable material such as a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag for use in conjunction with a...
8730024 Universal removable fuel tank indicator  
A removable fuel tank indicator having a housing, wherein the housing is removable and universal to all automobiles and wherein the housing attaches to an automobile connection point located...
8720499 Automated fuel quality detection and dispenser control system and method, particularly for aviation fueling applications  
A fuel quality monitoring system and method to automatically and/or continuously monitor quality of fuel dispensed and control the operation of the fuel dispenser. The control system monitors fuel...
8714210 Select-fill dispensing system  
A select-fill dispensing system and method for a dispenser assembly utilizes a camera to sense a desired fill level based on the location of a user's finger with respect to a container. In use, a...
8708005 Gas filling system  
A gas filling system includes a vehicle having a gas tank, and a gas station that supplies the gas tank with gas. The vehicle includes a controller having a filling protocol that specifies a...
8708004 System and method for delivering fuel to an aircraft from a vehicle  
A fueling control system for providing fuel from a vehicle to an aircraft, and a method of providing fuel from a fuel vehicle to an aircraft are disclosed herein. The fueling control system...
8695646 Sensor in a dispensing system for acoustic detection of a container and content thereof  
Sensor system for acoustic detection in a dispensing system of a container having a rim and content includes at least one controller coupled to the dispensing system for selectively triggering on...
8662114 Device and method for loss-free filling of continuously-mixed media in containers  
A device for loss-free filling of continuously mixed media in containers may include a mixing tank, a filler valve, and a connecting line. The mixing tank serves to receive and mix at least two...