Patents Assigned to SharkNinja Operating LLC
  • Patent number: 11896184
    Abstract: Vacuum cleaning devices include foldable wands to provide a storage configuration and/or facilitate use. A vacuum cleaning device includes a wand having a first end coupled to a vacuum unit and a second end coupled to a vacuum head or surface cleaning head. The wand defines an air passage allowing air to pass from the surface cleaning head to the vacuum unit and includes a flexible air passage along at least a portion of the wand. The wand also includes a plurality of segments pivotably connected together such that the wand is foldable about 180° in a forward direction until the vacuum unit is positioned proximate a top of the surface cleaning head, thereby providing a storage configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Daniel John Innes, Jason Thorne, Andre David Brown, Gary Palladino, Catriona C. A. Sutter, Lee Cottrell, Scott Niedzwecki, Junghwan Chei
  • Patent number: 11896190
    Abstract: A cleaning system may include a vacuum cleaner and a docking station. The vacuum cleaner may include an air inlet, a suction motor having a suction motor inlet and a suction motor outlet, and a cleaner dust cup configured to transition between a collection position and an emptying position, the cleaner dust cup being upstream of the suction motor inlet when in the collection position and downstream of the suction motor outlet when in the emptying position. The docking station may include a base, a support extending from the base, a station dust cup removably coupled to the support, and a receptacle coupled to the support and configured to receive at least a portion of the vacuum cleaner, the cleaner dust cup being fluidly coupled to and upstream of the station dust cup when the vacuum cleaner is inserted in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Kai Xu, Baodong Lu, Yuang Xie, Jingjiang Wu, Queena Li Tan
  • Patent number: 11889950
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cooking system for cooking food, the system including a housing defining a hollow chamber configured to receive a food container. The housing has an upper portion defining an opening to the hollow chamber. A food container having a hollow container interior is positionable within the hollow chamber. An end of the food container extends above the upper portion of the housing when the container is installed within the hollow chamber. A lid is moveably attached to the housing and is moveable between a first position that covers the upper portion of the housing and the opening to the hollow chamber when the food container is installed within the hollow chamber and a second position where the lid does not cover the opening to the hollow chamber. At least one heating element is associated with at least one of said lid and said housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Gill, Ross Richardson, Naomi Kalia Williams Zabel, Da Deng, Mete Gursel, Andrew John Roy Tattersfield, Niall Christopher Denham, Roger Neil Jackson, Ronan Patrick Leahy, Evan James White, Thomas Guerin, Chris Martin, Nathaniel R. Lavins, Mackenzie Lee Swanhart, Samuel Andrew Ferguson, Scott James Stewart
  • Patent number: 11882860
    Abstract: A combination cooking system and methods for cooking having a simplified venting structure are provided. In one embodiment, the cooking system can include a housing having a hollow chamber for receiving food, a lid coupled to the housing for enclosing food within the chamber, and at least one heating element. In use, a seal disposed between the lid and housing can be selectively removed to create an air gap there between, thus providing a simplified method for venting air within the housing and thereby enabling the system to operate in different cooking modes. A locking element for locking the lid relative to the housing and/or an adjustable vent can also be selectively used to control venting within the system to enable the system to operate in different cooking modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Christopher T. Martin, Michaela Dubeau, Adam Garland
  • Patent number: 11882965
    Abstract: A micro puree machine has a mixing shaft attachable to a blade that is subject to both linear and rotational movement. A drive motor is contained within a lower portion of the machine housing and operatively couples to a first gear that engages a second gear on the mixing shaft for rotation of the mixing blade. A position motor within the upper housing operates to move the mixing blade linearly to engage the ingredients in the bowl. During both axial and rotational movement of the mixing shaft, the drive motor and the position motor remain stationary within their respective positions in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Ping Chu, Thomas Zhang, Yanfeng Wang, Ming Li Shi, Xu Sheng Deng, Kai Ping Hu
  • Patent number: 11882961
    Abstract: A cooking device is provided. In one embodiment, the cooking device includes a base having a recessed cavity arranged in a top surface. The cooking device can also include a heating element arranged within the recessed cavity of the base. A first bracket can be positioned on the base, and a cooking plate can be positioned on the top surface of the base. A lid assembly can be provided and can include a cover plate configured to be removably positioned over the cooking plate. The cover plate can include a plurality of through-holes arranged therein. A second bracket can be positioned on the cover plate and it can be configured to couple to the first bracket such that the lid assembly is connected to and rotatable relative to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Simon Christopher Smith, Nathaniel R. Lavins
  • Patent number: 11871867
    Abstract: Containers are provided for use with a beverage dispensing device. The container can include a housing defining a hollow interior and having an opening leading to the hollow interior, a cover coupled disposed over the opening, an inlet leading to the hollow interior, and an outlet spaced apart from the interior. The inlet and outlet can each have valves movable between open and closed positions for allowing fluid flow into and out of the hollow interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Simon Lewis Bilton, Joseph Butler, Timothy Christopher Stubbs
  • Patent number: 11871875
    Abstract: Cookware lids are provided having a collapsible handle that is movable between a first extended configuration for use during cooking, and a second collapsed configuration with a reduced profile to enable the lids to be stored. In certain exemplary embodiments, the lids can include attachment features to allow the lids to be arranged in a stacked configuration, with the collapsible handle mated to the attachment feature on an adjacent lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Eric Arthur Miller, Nathaniel R. Lavins, Joshua D. Anthony
  • Patent number: 11871765
    Abstract: A blade assembly for a micro puree machine including a central support hub, a cutting blade, a mixing blade, a central opening, an angled ledge and an undercut. The cutting blade extends outward from a circumferential surface of the central support hub and defines a curved leading edge. The central opening is configured to receive a power shaft therein. The angled ledge is located at an upper end of the central support hub and extends about at least a portion of an outer perimeter of the central support hub. The undercut is located on the outer perimeter of the central support hub and is positioned closer to a lower end of the central support hub than the angled ledge. The undercut includes an engagement surface that extends outwards from a central axis of the central support hub and is configured to receive and retain a clip mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Ming Li Shi, Xu Sheng Deng, Pushan He, Ping Chu
  • Publication number: 20240008686
    Abstract: A reservoir assembly for a food processing system including a vacuum mechanism includes a housing having a hollow interior, an inlet pipe extending through said housing into said hollow interior, a fluid flow path from said hollow interior to the vacuum mechanism, and a valve positioned within said hollow interior, said valve being movable to control a flow of air provided to the vacuum mechanism via said fluid flow path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2023
    Publication date: January 11, 2024
    Applicant: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Sam William Bannister, Nicholas Michael O'Loughlin
  • Patent number: 11864714
    Abstract: In general, the present disclosure is directed to a hand-held surface cleaning device that includes a relatively compact form-factor to allow users to store the same in a nearby location (e.g., in a drawer, in an associated charging dock, on a table top) for easy access to perform relatively small cleaning tasks that would otherwise require retrieving a full-size vacuum from storage. A hand-held surface cleaning device consistent with aspects of the present disclosure includes a body (or body portion) with a motor, power source and dust cup disposed therein. The body portion also functions as a handgrip to allow the hand-held surface cleaning device to be operated by one hand, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Tonderys, Andre D. Brown, Daniel Innes, Bastin Antonisami, Jason B. Thorne, Kai Xu, Heliang Chen, Adam Udy
  • Patent number: 11864719
    Abstract: An example of a system, consistent with the present disclosure, may include a motor-battery assembly. The motor-battery assembly may include a housing defining one or more cavities, a suction motor configured to be fluidly coupled to a debris compartment of a vacuum cleaner for generating air flow through the vacuum cleaner for entraining debris, one or more batteries at least partially disposed within at least one of the one or more cavities, and a motor/battery controller at least partially disposed within at least one of the one or more cavities, the motor/battery controller configured to control power provided to the suction motor and to regulate charging and/or discharging of the one or more batteries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Andre D. Brown, Jason B. Thorne, Kai Xu, Sam Liu, Lee Cottrell
  • Patent number: 11864690
    Abstract: A micro puree machine including a housing, a power shaft, a bowl assembly and a platform. The power shaft extends from the housing. The bowl assembly including at least one locking bowl element. The platform includes at least one complementary locking platform element that is configured to engage the at least one locking bowl element such that rotation of the bowl assembly relative to the platform is prevented at times the bowl assembly is positioned thereon. The platform is rotatable from a first position to a second position relative to the housing such that the platform raises the bowl assembly towards the power shaft during the rotation of the bowl assembly and platform. The raising of the bowl assembly facilitates connection between the power shaft and a blade assembly that is positioned in a lid assembly on the bowl assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Pushan He, Ting Hua Zhang, Ping Chu
  • Publication number: 20240000268
    Abstract: An attachment for use with a food processing system includes a sealable body including a wall and a processing chamber, a chamber opening formed in said sealable body, and a vacuum passage arranged in fluid communication with said chamber opening. The vacuum passage is associated with at least one of said wall and said processing chamber of said sealable body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2023
    Publication date: January 4, 2024
    Applicant: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Sam William Bannister, Nicholas Michael O'Loughlin
  • Patent number: D1010958
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Owen R. Johnson, Kevin Kelemen, Casey McClay
  • Patent number: D1011133
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Varjabedian, Eric Arthur Miller, Jr.
  • Patent number: D1012392
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Junghwan Chei, Scott B. Niedzwecki, Owen R. Johnson
  • Patent number: D1012396
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Gary Palladino, Owen R. Johnson
  • Patent number: D1012613
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventor: Joyce Chien Tu
  • Patent number: D1013301
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventor: Owen R. Johnson