Patents Examined by Anshu Bhatia
  • Patent number: 11413589
    Abstract: A base of a food processing system (20) includes at least one attachment (30) selectively receivable by a base (22). The base (22) includes an attachment mounting area (42) disposed with the base (22) to selectively receive the attachment (30). The attachment mounting area (42) includes a drive coupler (26) for applying a pull down force to the attachment (30). A motor is disposed with the base (22). A motor activation assembly (70) is associated with the attachment mounting area (42) and the motor. The motor is rendered operable via a vertical force applied to the motor activation assembly (70) when the attachment mounting area (42) receives the attachment (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: SHARKNINJA OPERATING LLC
    Inventors: Ken H. Q. Yuan, Dash Z. Z. Hu, Deric Z. M. Liu, Frederick K. Hopke, David Elentukh
  • Patent number: 11412894
    Abstract: An electric hand mixer comprises a housing having at least a bottom surface and a rear heel surface, a motor within the housing, one or more holes defined in the bottom surface for receiving a respective rotatable beater, and a power cord extending outward from the housing. A recess is defined in the housing. A first opening to the recess is defined in the bottom surface. A second opening to the recess is defined in the rear heel surface. The first and second openings are continuous with each other. The power cord extends outward from within the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Hamilton Beach Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Drew Carlson
  • Patent number: 11413787
    Abstract: A method includes acquiring delivery data for contents for transport by a vehicle, the delivery data regarding at least one of a delivery location, a delivery time, or a delivery route; acquiring an initial property of the contents; predicting a delivery property for the contents based on the delivery data and the initial property; acquiring en route data including at least one of (i) content data regarding a current property of the contents, (ii) environment data regarding an environmental characteristic external to the vehicle, or (iii) GPS data regarding at least one of a travel distance, a travel time, traffic information, or a road parameter between a current location of the vehicle and the delivery location for the contents; and updating the prediction for the delivery property for the contents based on the en route data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Oshkosh Corporation
    Inventors: Bryan S. Datema, Christopher K. Yakes, Cody Clifton, Zhenyi Wei
  • Patent number: 11413590
    Abstract: A chemical mixer tool for use in a storage drum is described. The chemical mixer tool typically comprises a mixer housing assembly in which one end of a mixer shaft is secured, the distal end of the mixer shaft having at least one collapsible impeller assembly removably attached thereon. The chemical mixer tool is configured to be removably secured to the top portion of the storage drum, with the distal end of the mixing shaft extending into the interior of the storage drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventor: Stephen Cain
  • Patent number: 11413591
    Abstract: An example system is used to mix components and dispense a mixture for forming a thiol-ene polymer article. The system includes a first reservoir containing a first component of the thiol-ene polymer including a first polymerizable compound, and a second reservoir containing a second component of the thiol-ene polymer including a second polymerizable compound. The system also includes a mixing vessel having a mixing chamber, a delivery manifold providing a conduit for fluid from the first and second reservoirs to the mixing vessel, and a dispensing manifold providing a conduit for fluid from the mixing vessel. The system also includes a control module programmed to control the operation of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Magic Leap, Inc.
    Inventors: Sharad D. Bhagat, Vikramjit Singh, Christophe Peroz, Chieh Chang
  • Patent number: 11406954
    Abstract: A blending device includes a motor, a motor controller, and a wireless controller configured to receive a wireless signal. The motor controller may be configured to alter the operations of the motor based the wireless signal. The wireless signal may include a blending program to be carried out by the blending device. The blending device may include one or more sensors configured to sense parameters of the blending device. The wireless signal may include information related to the sensed parameters. A blending device network may be formed by providing a second blending device having a wireless controller in communication with the first blending device wireless controller. The first and second blending devices may share information over the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: VITA-MIX MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Kolar, Paul G. Sems
  • Patent number: 11406948
    Abstract: A nozzle for injecting a first liquid mass into a stream of second liquid mass flowing within a pipe, comprising a first, outer, cylinder and second, inner, cylinder concentrically arranged about a nozzle axis, securing means for securing the nozzle to a wall of the pipe with the nozzle axis orthogonal to the pipe wall, the nozzle projecting into an interior of the pipe in use, duct means for receiving the first liquid mass and transporting it to the interior of the inner and outer cylinders, the inner cylinder comprising at least one hole arranged to expel liquid therethrough, and the outer cylinder comprising at least one hole arranged to expel liquid therethrough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Wessenu Abegaz Maru, John Richard Waters
  • Patent number: 11406949
    Abstract: An apparatus for agitation of fluids is described that comprises an agitation chamber, an impeller configured to have a motor, a shaft, and blades, and a plurality of baffles. Further, the plurality of baffles have a predetermined shape and configuration. Further, the plurality of baffles are placed on a side wall of the agitation chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventor: Nakul Nakul
  • Patent number: 11399552
    Abstract: A machine used for making liquid or semi-liquid food products, specifically ice cream, comprises a container for processing liquid or semi-liquid base products by means of a stirring device driven by a motor. The stirring device comprises an external mixing structure to which a shaft is fixed so that the motor can drive it in rotation. Keyed to the shaft are scraping elements which scrape the product off the inside walls of the processing container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: ALI GROUP S.R.L.—CARPIGIANI
    Inventors: Andrea Cocchi, Roberto Lazzarini
  • Patent number: 11401449
    Abstract: Non-limiting embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a method comprising: obtaining asphalt shingle waste (ASW) and performing grinding, screening, and separating steps on the ASW. In some embodiments, granules are removed from the ASW. In some embodiments, the method transforms ASW into ASW powder. In some embodiments, the ASW powder is formed into a plurality of briquettes. In some embodiments, at least one of: the ASW powder, the plurality of briquettes, or any combination thereof is fed into a mixing process that results in an ASW powder filled coating. In some embodiments, the ASW powder is formed into an adhesive composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: BMIC LLC
    Inventors: Dale Kelley, James Svec, Michael T. Ferraro, Kirby Erickson, Paul Richardson, Kris Edelsward, Isaac Bernard Rufus, Adem Chich, Overton Williams, Richard Chin, Michael Dougherty
  • Patent number: 11395995
    Abstract: Mixing device 1, dosing container and mixing hopper for mixing a synthetic starting material with an additive, in particular a granular additive or additive in powder form, comprising a mixing housing 10 with an inlet 14 for allowing the substances into a mixing chamber 12 bounded by the mixing housing and an outlet 16 for discharging the substances from the mixing chamber in mixed form, wherein a rotor body 11 is provided on a rotatable shaft 17 in the mixing chamber and comprises on a side a number of rotor arms 18 extending parallel to the shaft in the direction of an opposite wall of the mixing housing 10, and wherein the opposite wall of the mixing housing is provided with a number of stator arms 19 extending parallel to the shaft in the direction of the rotor body, and wherein a mixing hopper is provided having an infeed side for receiving a flow of the substances for mixing and an outfeed side which is in open communication with the inlet of the mixing housing 10, and wherein a dividing body is provide
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventor: Casper Johan Zuidema
  • Patent number: 11395455
    Abstract: A particulate material agitation and leveling control system includes a controller having a memory and a processor. The processor is configured to receive a sensor signal indicative of a measured load on a drive system coupled to an agitation and leveling system, select an operating mode of the agitation and leveling system from an agitation mode and a leveling mode based on the measured load, and instruct the drive system to operate the agitation and leveling system based on the operating mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: CNH Industrial Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jack Donald Turner, Graham Douglas Stuart
  • Patent number: 11389773
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a product in the form of a sheet or a block, including: preparing an initial mixture including one or more stones or a stone-like granular material having a selected particle size and a binder; depositing a layer of the initial mixture having a predetermined thickness onto a surface of a conveyor belt; performing prepressing and finally obtaining a roughly formed material; systematically depositing layers of initial mixtures onto surface of the conveyor belt in parallel, making each layer not superposed in a direction perpendicular to surface of the conveyor belt, but arranged in sequence in a direction of width of the conveyor belt to form a multi-component or composite mixture structure; conveyor belt conveys the multi-component or composite mixture into a rotated container or support member; after discharged from the rotated container or support member, a final mixture is conveyed to perform subsequent pre-compression and hardening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: VEEGOO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jianping Qiu, Zhongyuan Li, Shiyang Zhu
  • Patent number: 11389030
    Abstract: A vacuum blending system may be used to blend solids, powders, and/or liquids (foodstuff) in an evacuated blender jar and/or evacuated enclosure to reduce or eliminate the air included in the resulting mixture. The vacuum blending system may be embodied as a vacuum lid adaptable for use with any of a wide variety of blending systems. In other embodiments, the vacuum blending system may be embodied as a blender with an integrated vacuum system. In still other embodiments, the vacuum blending system may be embodied as a vacuum pump, and optional vacuum tank, for use with a plurality off blender enclosures. Any of these vacuum blending systems may be used to produce blended foodstuff that has superior texture, offer increased nutritional benefit, and/or remain homogeneous for longer than the same foodstuff remains well-mixed when blended in a non-vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: IDEYA LABS, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas D. Dickson, Jr., Gregory D. Jackson, David J. Throckmorton
  • Patent number: 11389775
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a stirrer for stirring a raw material such as flour or meat. Two rotating shafts are installed inside the stirrer such that stirring blades intersect with each other. The two rotating shafts are controlled to simultaneously rotate symmetrically or to rotate in the same direction, and the stirred raw material is discharged through a side surface of a stirring tank of the stirrer. The rotating shafts having the stirring blades formed thereon are connected to a driving means that can adjust the phase angle of the two shafts, via a position control device. The raw material is stirred while relative positions are adjusted such that the stirring blades formed on the two rotating shafts do not interfere with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Young Ho Bok, So Yeon Bok
  • Patent number: 11383211
    Abstract: A method and a system are described for mixing liquid chemicals at dynamically changing or static ratios during a given dispense, with extremely high uniformity and repeatability. A mixer includes multiple fluid supply lines including elongate bladders defining a linear flow path and being configured to laterally expand to collect a process fluid and laterally contract to deliver a selected volume of the process fluid to the mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Ronald W. Nasman, Lior Huli, Anton deVilliers, Rodney Robison, Norman Jacobson, James Grootegoed
  • Patent number: 11383212
    Abstract: A device for mixing and dispensing a flowable material or mixture of materials, the device comprising a cup having a bottom with a protrusion having an opening; a plunger having a dispensing port and air vent holes; a plug; a nozzle; and, a lid. The plug can be associated with and plug the cup protrusion opening when the cup is being filled or mixed, or the plug can be associated with the plunger port to seal off the air vent holes when material is dispensed from the device. Also disclosed is a method of mixing and dispensing a flowable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: FLACKTEK, INC.
    Inventors: Ian Thomas LaRose, Matthew L. Gross, David Gale
  • Patent number: 11369056
    Abstract: An agitation control system of an agricultural system. The agitation control system includes an agitator that induces movement of particulate material through the agricultural system. An agitator motor couples to the agricultural system to move the agitator. A first motor couples to the agitation control system. The first motor includes a first sensor that detects a first temperature of the first motor and emits a first signal indicative of the first temperature. A controller couples to the agitator motor and to the first motor. The controller receives the first signal indicative of the first temperature from the first sensor and determines an ambient temperature from the first temperature. The controller controls the agitator motor in response to the ambient temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: CNH Industrial Canada, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gregory Jacob Erker
  • Patent number: 11357359
    Abstract: A portable blender includes a handle having at least one first attachment structure, an activation button, and a power activation member positioned for mechanical engagement with the activation button and a power switch. The blender also includes a container body with at least one second attachment structure. The first attachment structure and second attachment structure are configured to engage each other to attach the handle to the container body and to disengage each other to detach the handle from the container body. The blender further includes a container base configured for detachable engagement with the container body. In one configuration, the blender set includes a motor subunit configured for detachable engagement with the container base, and a power subunit configured for detachable engagement with the motor subunit. In another configuration, the blender includes a motor subunit configured for detachable engagement with the container base, and a power subunit included in the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: ENEGI BRANDS INC.
    Inventor: Mike J. Mizrahi
  • Patent number: 11352598
    Abstract: The present set of embodiments relate to a bioproduction system, method, and apparatus for mixing a fluid. The bioproduction mixing system includes an offset helical assembly having a stabilizer and impeller for mixing a fluid within a flexible compartment The bioproduction mixing system is designed for efficient mixing of the fluid and for use with a variety of different impellers that can be located at different locations according to the volume and shape characteristics of the flexible compartment. The bioproduction mixing system is optimized to eliminate stagnation zones while maximizing bulk fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Life Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Nephi Jones, Steven Kjar, Brycen Mills, Mark Smith, Derik West