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8490524 Systems and methods for adjusting bearing endplay  
An apparatus for use in adjusting an endplay of a bearing of a wheel hub assembly includes an outer circumferential surface configured to be received within an annular space around the nut...
8491854 Systems and methods for cerebrospinal fluid collection  
A test tube insert includes a flange having a width greater than a width of a mouth of a larger test tube into which the insert is to be inserted. The flange defines a first central opening. An...
8461804 System for replenishing energy sources onboard different types of automatic vehicles  
A service station facility for replenishing various motivational energy sources onboard different types of automotive vehicles is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the service station facility...
8448675 Method and apparatus for monitoring for a restriction in a stage II fuel vapor recovery system  
Systems and methods for detecting a failure in a Stage II fuel vapor recovery system are disclosed. An exemplary failure is a restriction in the vapor recovery system. In one detection system...
8443852 Tyre inflation/deflation device  
A device (1) for effecting automatic nitrogen filling, or nitrogen-for-air substitution, for the simultaneous inflation/deflation of a plurality of vehicle tires, comprising multiple controllers...
8443849 Apparatus and method for draining irrigation systems  
An irrigation system draining apparatus adapted for use with an irrigation system having a conduit with a fluid source connection, an air inlet, and at least one output port, the apparatus...
8443614 Refrigerator and method for controlling the same  
Provided is a refrigerator with a dispenser assembly capable of sensing the height of a vessel and water level using a remote sensor by employing changes in electrostatic capacitance, in order to...
8444125 Attaching apparatus for load port apparatus  
An attaching apparatus for attaching a load port apparatus to an attaching face of a semiconductor manufacturing apparatus includes a bogie truck body to be attached to a lower end portion of the...
8439318 Method and device for inserting a food stuff into a pliable bag  
A method and device of inserting a food stuff into a food stuff bag is disclosed, with the method involving providing a substantially flexible resilient food stuff support that is generally ā€œUā€...
8418733 Purging apparatus and purging method  
A pod opener is an apparatus for purging the inside of a reticle pod having a pod cover and an openable bottom lid by supplying and discharging a clean gas to and from the inside of the reticle...
8418732 Blending compressed gases  
Compressed gas delivery system and process for use thereof wherein compressed gases are withdrawn from compressed gas storage vessels, passed through pressure regulated flow control valves and...
8413693 Lid opening/closing system of an airtight container  
A curtain nozzle is located above an opening portion in a FIMS. A gas curtain formed of inert gas for closing the opening portion is formed. A cover is so provided as to cover a part of the...
8403188 Dosing device for powder  
A dosing device for powder has an inlet and an outlet for powder. A dosing disc rotatable from inlet to outlet has a dosing area of sintered material, which is provided with cavities for the...
8393362 Automated vehicle fueling apparatus and method  
A multi axis robot is mounted in a fuel transfer housing. A programmable controller is connected to the robot. A control console receives instructions, from a vehicle operator who remains in an...
8375998 Lid opening/closing system of an airtight container  
A curtain nozzle is located above an opening portion (10) in a FIMS. A gas curtain formed of inert gas for closing the opening portion is formed. A cover is so provided as to cover a part of the...
8371343 Method and apparatus to facilitate determining proper placement of a liquid  
One provides (101) a plurality of one-way degassing valves (202) that are to be installed on corresponding containers and places (102) a viscous liquid (such as silicon oil) (205) in each of the...
8360116 Standalone ice dispenser  
A standalone ice dispenser delivers ice in bagged form. The device uses a cone-shaped drum with an upwardly oriented mount that receives and stores the ice is gravitationally delivered to the drum...
8356642 Automotive service equipment and method for brake fluid exchange with wireless brake bleeding system  
Automotive service equipment for brake fluid exchange includes a central unit having a controller for operating the equipment and a communication module for wirelessly communicating with each of a...
8353320 Device for bottling particle-containing beverages  
Apparatus for filling containers with liquids and in particular with beverages, includes a reservoir for the liquid to be bottled and a connecting line for transporting the liquid from the...
8307861 Processes and systems for transferring particulate substances from containers  
Preferred processes are provided for unloading a particulate substance from a container using a cover system comprising a cover and a wand extending through the cover. The processes can include...
8307612 Balloon filling and tying device  
An apparatus for filling a balloon with a fluid and tying a knot in the neck of the balloon, having a filling device body engaging a source of fluid under pressure. A balloon barb extends outwards...
8302637 Method of processing an object in a container and lid opening/closing system used in the method  
A partial pressure of oxidizing gas in an opened state FOUP fixed in a FIMS system is reduced when the FOUP is closed. Purge gas supply nozzles are placed outside of two vertical sides of an...
8297319 Carrier gas system and coupling substrate carrier to a loadport  
A method for pressurizing a substrate carrier including pressurizing a chamber that is of unitary construction with the carrier and/or a substrate cassette within the carrier and maintaining a...
8286672 Gas filling apparatus  
This invention is about a gas filling apparatus for filling a gas into a storage apparatus for storing a semiconductor element or a reticle. The gas filling apparatus comprises a base and a port....
8286674 Gas filling apparatus  
A gas filling apparatus for filling a gas into a storage apparatus for storing a semiconductor element or a reticle is provided. The gas filling apparatus is connected with an air feed source,...
8261784 Method and system for preventing a fuel dispensing system from dispensing inappropriate fuel to a vehicle  
A method and system for dispensing fuel to a vehicle includes a sensor generating a fuel identifier signal associated with the vehicle and a fuel dispenser having a fuel type a fuel type selector...
8261782 Liquid reclamation apparatus  
A liquid reclamation apparatus for use in changing automobile oil includes a container, a portable receptacle within the container and dimensioned to hold a volume of oil sufficient to perform an...
8251108 Food dispensing apparatus  
A food dispensing apparatus includes a refrigerated cabinet having a dispense aperture, a hopper, an accumulator assembly, a weighing system, and a flap door. The hopper is positioned in the...
8240346 Purge apparatus  
A purge apparatus is provided which can purge with clean gas even in a case where an in-use state is selected after a long period of a non-use state. The purge apparatus includes a nozzle which is...
8234002 Closed container and control system for closed container  
A closed container in which a reticle etc. is stored and kept is provided with a pressure sensor, transmission means for transmitting data on the pressure, a controller that controls the operation...
8225822 Electric fueling system for a vehicle that requires a metered amount of fuel  
An electric fueling system for a vehicle that requires a metered amount of fuel comprising: a control box comprising a plurality of switches, a battery, a controller circuit card assembly, and a...
8225823 Hand sanitizer device for fuel pump dispenser  
A hand sanitizer compartment is embedded into a fuel pump dispenser to provide a patron with the option to cleanse his hands after pumping fuel. The hand sanitizer compartment includes a hand...
8215343 Automotive service equipment and method for brake fluid exchange with wireless brake bleeding system  
Automotive service equipment for brake fluid exchange includes a central unit having a controller for operating the equipment and a communication module for wirelessly communicating with each of a...
8210215 Mixing apparatus and methods of using the same  
The present invention provides a method of manufacturing and distributing a cleaning solution for use in a vehicle washing facility. The method includes receiving pre-measured raw chemical...
8210216 Paint supplying system and apparatus  
A paint supplying system and apparatus for delivering paint to a container system from a supply of paint at a remote location by a paint delivery system to permit application of the paint...
8210389 Drain apparatus  
The present invention is a drain apparatus and method that is adapted to support a portable machine, the apparatus includes a housing with a base, and a surrounding sidewall extending from the...
8191585 Method and apparatus for monitoring for a restriction in a stage II fuel vapor recovery system  
Systems and methods for detecting a failure in a Stage II fuel vapor recovery system are disclosed. An exemplary failure is a restriction in the vapor recovery system. In one detection system...
8186084 Nozzle display  
A nozzle display for use for holding advertising is integrated into the structure of the nozzle guard, is elevated therefrom, but secured by tabs integrally into the plastisol forming the guard,...
8185229 Apparatus and methods for handling materials in a 3-D printer  
A method of controlling the flow of unbound powder in a build chamber. A build surface for receiving the powder is provided, with the build surface including a first plate defining holes and a...
8171964 Apparatus and method for opening/closing lid of closed container, gas replacement apparatus using same, and load port apparatus  
The invention provides a purge apparatus that purges the gas in the interior of a FOUP with a high purging efficiency and an apparatus for opening/closing the lid of a FOUP for use in the purge...
8163255 Device for opening medicinal ampule  
A device for opening medicinal ampules is an apparatus to protect oneself from injury and prevent possible waste when utilizing injection medication dispensed in ampules. The device has a box type...
8164302 System for replenishing energy sources onboard different types of automatic vehicles  
A service station facility for replenishing various motivational energy sources onboard different types of automotive vehicles is disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the service station facility...
RE43313 Wireless communication systems and methods  
The present invention includes wireless communication systems, interfacing devices, communication methods, methods of interfacing with an interrogator, and methods of operating an interrogator....
8128040 Method and device for inserting a food stuff into a pliable bag  
A method and device of inserting a food stuff into a food stuff bag is disclosed, with the method involving providing a substantially flexible resilient food stuff support that is generally ā€œUā€...
8104522 Fluid exchange machine with graphical display  
A fluid exchange machine for removing used transmission fluid from a vehicle's cooling system and replacing the used fluid with fresh fluid includes a fresh fluid tank, a used fluid tank, a pump...
8091592 Board storage container and check valve  
A substrate container has a container main body to contain a substrate and a check valve which has a cylindrical housing and a valve disc installed in the housing and controls gas flowing from and...
8069886 Capsule preparation system  
A capsule preparation system includes a syringe holder for retaining a syringe, the syringe holder configured for operating a plunger of the syringe, a supply vial for storing a volume of...
8051882 Tanker truck monitoring system  
A system and method is provided to monitor a tanker truck. The system includes a plurality of sensors, each of the plurality of sensors configured to detect an event. The system also includes a...
8042580 Apparatus and method for capturing and containing sulphur hexafluoride gas leakage  
An apparatus and method are provided for capturing and containing SF6 gas leakage from a gas enclosure. The apparatus includes a portage flexible gas storage container of material which is...
8028728 Dispensing apparatus and method for determining the location of a container  
A dispensing apparatus for determining a location of a container into which at least one of a liquid and ice is dispensed from a refrigerator. A sensor is configured to sense a position of the...