Patents Assigned to Emerson Electric Co.
  • Patent number: 11185202
    Abstract: Upright vacuum cleaners that include a switch that detects whether a removable filter assembly has been connected to the vacuum cleaner are disclosed. In some embodiments, the upright vacuum cleaner includes a capacitor for protecting the switch from voltage transients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Thomas E. Fogarty, John L Theising
  • Patent number: 11168885
    Abstract: A flame sensor assembly includes a flame sense rod and a flame sensor body. The flame sense rod includes a flame sensor end and a coupling end opposite the flame sensor. The flame sensor body defines a receptacle for receiving the coupling end of the flame sense rod, and includes an adjustable positioning bracket. The assembly also includes a wiring adapter for connecting the flame sensor body with a flame sense signal connector, and a mounting bracket adapted to mount the flame sensor body to a heating device with the flame sensor end of the flame sense rod positioned adjacent a flame of the heating device. Methods of replacing a flame sensor assembly for a heating device are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventor: David L. Vie
  • Patent number: 11161123
    Abstract: A control unit for a food waste disposer has a controller that determines operational status of the food waste disposer based on motor loading of an induction motor of the food waste disposer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Berger, Charles A. Farago, Ronnie A. Wunderlich, Gregory L. Cleveland, Alan S. Rohulich
  • Patent number: 11137182
    Abstract: A thermostatic expansion valve includes an operating rod, a recessed receiver portion, and a first metering pin positioned at least partially within the receiver portion to selectively contact the operating rod. The first metering pin includes a base diameter, an overall length, and a taper portion. The taper portion is tapered at a specified degree relative to a longitudinal axis of the first metering pin. The thermostatic expansion valve is adapted to operate at a first specified refrigeration tonnage when the first metering pin is positioned at least partially within the receiver portion, and to operate at a second specified refrigeration tonnage when the first metering pin is replaced with a second metering pin including a different taper portion than the first metering pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Susan M. Heschel, Kyle A. Strazar, Christopher J. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 11118590
    Abstract: A circulator blower controller for a circulator blower of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system of a building includes an interface configured to receive a demand signal with an operating mode from a thermostat. A switching circuit selectively connects power to a tap of a motor of the circulator blower. A data store configured to store a mapping from a speed to the tap. For each tap, a processor observes power consumed by the circulator blower while power is connected to the tap by the switching circuit. The processor determines the mapping by sorting the taps based on observed power consumption. The processor selects a first speed based on the demand signal from the thermostat. The processor identifies a first tap from the mapping based on the first speed and generates the tap selection signal to control the switching circuit to connect power to the first tap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Jeffrey N. Arensmeier, Paul Layton, Jacob Nielson
  • Patent number: 11098898
    Abstract: An automatic pilot lighting system for unattended automatic lighting of a standing pilot may include a powered (e.g., battery powered, etc.) circuit. The powered circuit may include an analog timer circuit including a timer switch. A spark ignitor may be coupled with the timer switch. A temperature knob pilot momentary switch may be coupled with the timer switch. An ON/OFF switch may be coupled with the temperature knob pilot momentary switch and the timer switch. The ON/OFF switch may be configured to be operable for selectively disabling and enabling a power source. The analog timer circuit may be configured to be selectively activatable for applying voltage from the power source via the ON/OFF switch for pilot hold voltage and spark ignition for an amount of time sufficient to allow for unattended automatic lighting of the standing pilot and sufficient voltage generation to support standalone operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
    Inventors: Thomas P. Buescher, Daniel L. Furmanek, Ryan Jensen
  • Patent number: 11101088
    Abstract: Applicant has created systems, methods, and apparatuses for controlling the power supply of a vacuum cleaner motor. The systems and apparatuses include pressure taps to detect a pressure differential within a vacuum cleaner, a float that adjusts depending on an amount of liquid stored, and a power switch that toggles based on the pressure differential created by the position of the float. Alternatively, the float can be replaced by an air chamber so that the pressure differential is created by liquid rising above the volume of air trapped in the chamber. The method can include interrupting the current supplied to an electrical circuit of a power switch based upon a pressure differential created within the vacuum. By controlling the power supply to a vacuum cleaner motor based on a pressure differential created by the amount of liquid stored within the vacuum cleaner, the vacuum cleaner can automatically disable the vacuum cleaner's motor as the vacuum approaches its maximum liquid capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventor: Stuart V. Holsten
  • Patent number: 11083352
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner includes a canister defining a debris chamber, a vacuum hose adapted for fluid connection to the debris chamber, a lid mounted to the canister, and a motor cover mounted to the lid and including at least one hose retainer. The hose retainer includes at least two ribs and a retention portion attached to the ribs. The ribs and the retention portion are spaced from a central portion of the motor cover to define an insertion opening. The ribs and the retention portion deflect away from a retention position in a first direction to an open position when the vacuum hose is inserted through the insertion opening. The ribs and the retention portion are biased in a second direction towards the retention position such that the ribs exert a positive retention force on the vacuum hose when the vacuum hose is positioned within the hose retainer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Jeremy Sanders, Taylor M. Fauss, Matthew A. Williams
  • Patent number: 11047595
    Abstract: A powered anode current drive device is configured to automatically determine an anode drive current that offsets galvanic corrosion in a vessel. A method alerts a user on a change of an output of a powered anode current drive device. The method includes receiving an anode drive level output of the powered anode current drive device, determining electrical characteristics of the anode drive level output, analyzing the determined electrical characteristics for anomalous behavior, and generating an alert of the anomalous behavior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventor: Jeffrey N. Arensmeier
  • Patent number: 11027894
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner includes a canister defining a debris chamber, a lid mounted to a top of the canister, a debris inlet defined by one of the canister and the lid, and a lid latch rotatably connected to the canister. The lid latch is rotatable between a first position, in which the lid latch is disengaged from the lid, and a second position, in which the lid latch engages the lid to secure the lid to the canister. A bottom of the lid latch is spaced from an exterior surface of the canister to define a handle opening that allows a user to insert their fingers into the handle opening and grip the bottom of the lid latch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Mark J. Tomasiak, Alex J. Wall
  • Publication number: 20210164202
    Abstract: A control unit is located under a kitchen sink. The control unit controls the timing of the power demand from each device so that they can all be run from a single electrical circuit coupled to the control unit. The control unit also accommodates sensors and other accessories such as flow meters, electronic faucets, leak detectors, shutoff valves, and state communication either wired or wireless which allows these sensors and other accessories to be added with little additional cost beyond the cost of the sensors and other accessories.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventor: Nicholas J. HIRSCH
  • Publication number: 20210164208
    Abstract: Baffles for disposer systems, as well as disposer systems employing such baffles and methods of implementing and operating such baffles and disposer systems, are disclosed herein. In at least one example embodiment, a baffle includes a cylindrical rim and a plurality of pleats that are attached to, or integrally formed with, the cylindrical rim. A first face of the baffle includes a first structural characteristic and a second face includes a second structural characteristic. The first and second structural characteristics are of a same type but also are different, whereby due at least in part to the first and second structural characteristics being different from one another, the baffle is capable of being implemented within the disposer system in either of first and second orientations, respectively, so that the disposer system is configured to operate to achieve either of first and second functional objectives, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventor: Kevin McCLORY
  • Publication number: 20210079634
    Abstract: An integrated mixed tap water and conditioned water faucet assembly has a pull-out sprayer head and a spout. The spout has an upwardly extending portion, a downwardly extending dispensing portion and a bight extending between the upwardly extending portion and the downwardly extending dispensing portion. A conditioned water housing and the sprayer head are disposed at a lower end of the downwardly extending dispensing portion and extend downwardly therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: EMERSON ELECTRIC CO.
    Inventors: Joseph D. ROSANDICH, Thomas E. LEFEBER, Peter J. LOIRE, Matthew A. SCHMITT
  • Patent number: D915698
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Alex J. Wall, Douglas C. Schultz, Phuong Le, David Goggans
  • Patent number: D915816
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventor: Kelly T. Gamble
  • Patent number: D915817
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventor: Kelly T. Gamble
  • Patent number: D929687
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Jeremy Sanders, Matthew A. Williams, Taylor Fauss
  • Patent number: D929688
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Jeremy Sanders, Matthew A. Williams, Taylor Fauss
  • Patent number: D929689
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Jeremy Sanders, Matthew A. Williams, Taylor Fauss
  • Patent number: D934518
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Electric Co.
    Inventors: Alex J. Wall, Douglas C. Schultz, Phuong Le