Patents Examined by Christopher Kim
  • Patent number: 10265716
    Abstract: An airbrush that sprays liquid in a mist form. A supply of a compressed air and a supply of the spray liquid can be controlled at the same time only using a spray button included in a spray head. Accordingly, a loss of the spray liquid can be minimized, the airbrush can be maintained clean, and usability of the airbrush can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: YA-MAN LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 10259643
    Abstract: A dispensing system comprises a solenoid valve that includes an inlet end adapted to be attached to a container such that a valve stem thereof is held in an open state. A flow adapter includes a cylindrical wall and a post mounted within the cylindrical wall to define an annular passage therebetween. An inlet end of the flow adapter is sealingly attached to an outlet end of the solenoid valve, and the flow adapter is adapted to receive a spray insert within the annular passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: S. C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey J. Christianson
  • Patent number: 10252092
    Abstract: 1. Technical effect Increasing the quick action, efficiency and reliability of currently available explosion protection systems. 2. Essence of application The proposed explosion protection system contains an explosion detector and a shock wave damping agent discharge device. The detector consists of overpressure and flame sensors, an identification module and an electromagnetic signal wireless transmitter. The discharge device contains a container filled with damping agent. 3. Field of use Protection of infrastructural and industrial facilities from non-authorized and, terrorist explosions; localization of methane explosion energy in coal mines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Edgar Mataradze, Nikoloz Chikhradze, Theodor Krauthammer
  • Patent number: 10232683
    Abstract: An air freshener has a carrier with a pair of tabs defining a gap. A center tab extends from the pair of tabs and defines a longitudinal axis. Ai least one scented body is carried by one of the pair of tabs. The pair of tabs and the at least one scented body extend laterally with respect to the longitudinal axis of the center tab in opposite directions. The pair of tabs and the at least one scented body have a lateral width greater than a longitudinal depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Energizer Brands II, LLC
    Inventor: Raul Garcia
  • Patent number: 10220108
    Abstract: A decontamination system on-board a vehicle may comprise a reservoir on-board a vehicle and the reservoir contains a disinfectant solution. The system may also include a pressurized air supply on-board the vehicle; and, one or more nozzles secured on-board the vehicle and in fluid communication with the reservoir and the pressurized air supply. In addition, one or more pumps may be on-board the vehicle and the one or more pumps are in fluid communication with the reservoir and the one or more nozzles. The system may also include a programmable controller in signal communication with the one or more pumps and pressurized air supply to activate the one or more pumps and pressurized air supply to deliver the disinfectant solution and pressurized air to the one or more nozzles, wherein the solution is dispersed in atomized form in an interior space of the vehicle to be decontaminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Aeroclave, LLC
    Inventors: Ronald D. Brown, David J. Robinson, Michael G. Quinoy, James S. Amrhein
  • Patent number: 10220231
    Abstract: A dry sprinkler assembly includes a housing, a sprinkler head assembly with a sprinkler head and a trigger assembly, and an actuator assembly. The actuator assembly has a sealing subassembly for sealing the inlet port of the housing and is operatively coupled to the trigger assembly such that the sealing subassembly releases the sealing of the inlet port in response to the trigger assembly releasing its closure at the outlet opening. The sealing subassembly moves in a linear path substantially parallel with the central longitudinal axis of the housing when releasing the sealing of the inlet port wherein the flow of fire suppressant through the inlet port and into the fluid flow passage is substantially unimpeded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Viking Corporation
    Inventors: Scott T. Franson, Andrew T. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10220473
    Abstract: Ejection and stop of a powder flow are switched while maintaining a once generated steady flow without stopping it. A processing nozzle includes a supply source of a fluid containing a powder, a first channel through which the fluid supplied from the supply source passes, a second channel that supplies the fluid to an ejection port of the nozzle, a third channel that releases the fluid outside the nozzle, and a switch that causes the first channel and the second channel to communicate with each other when supplying the fluid to the ejection port, and causes the first channel and the third channel to communicate with each other when not supplying the fluid to the ejection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Technology Research Association for Future Additive Manufacturing
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ohno, Mitsuo Sasaki, Yuji Sasaki, Satoshi Tsuno, Go Obara, Tomohiko Yamada, Yasutomo Shiomi, Takashi Obara
  • Patent number: 10215335
    Abstract: An oil nozzle assembly includes a nozzle body and a nozzle insert. The nozzle body includes a main portion, a tip portion, and a lip. The tip portion is connected to the main portion. The lip extends outwards from the tip portion and has an outer width. The nozzle insert includes a sleeve, an endwall connected to the sleeve, an orifice, and a retention element. The orifice is disposed in the endwall and is fluidly connected to the tip portion of the nozzle body. The retention element extends inward from the sleeve. A portion of the retention element has an inner width that is less than the outer width of the lip. The nozzle insert is disposed onto the tip portion of the nozzle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Adam G. Smedresman, Yuk-Kwan Brian Yuen
  • Patent number: 10201819
    Abstract: The utility model discloses an adjustable coating cleaning gun, comprising a gun body, a trigger switch and a cleaning solution storage kettle, wherein a cleaning spray head is fixed to a gun head of the gun body; a spray pipe joint is fixed to a gun head air passage of the gun body; a swinging spray pipe is arranged in the cleaning spray head; the swinging spray pipe is a hollow elliptical pipe; a long axis of a section of the hollow elliptical pipe is longitudinally arranged, and a short axis is horizontally arranged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Gen Chong Wang
  • Patent number: 10201721
    Abstract: A fire-extinguisher device, for aerial use, comprising a bucket which contains two independent but related tanks or cylinders, one for water and one for a foaming agent mixture, along with a chamber in which the extinguishing foam is generated. The device is also equipped with an electronic mechanism to control operation thereof, as well as mechanism for the dispensing of the extinguishing foam that is produced, and which will allow for rapid dropping or spreading over an extended area, as well as providing various discretionary dispensing services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Lluís Álvarez Montaner
  • Patent number: 10195470
    Abstract: A system and method is provided for demand-based control of a cold water spray system of an exhaust ventilation system. Embodiments include determining a demand load of a cooking appliance that generates cooking effluent in a vicinity of an exhaust hood, and determining a temperature of water in the cold water spray system. The cold water spray system is controlled in response to at least one of the determined appliance demand load and the determined temperature of water in the cold water spray system to maintain a low temperature of water in the cold water spray system below a predetermined temperature threshold, thereby enabling efficient removal of contaminants from the exhaust hood by the cold water spray system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: OY HALTON GROUP LTD.
    Inventors: Andrey V. Livchak, Joe Jones
  • Patent number: 10195686
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for joining two essentially metal sheet-type workpieces. In said method, edge regions of the workpieces to be joined are bent by up to 90° in relation to a plane of the workpiece, the bent edge regions being placed against each other, and the edge regions are then heated to a predefined joining temperature by at least one first frictional element that moves relative to the edge regions, are subjected to a certain contact pressure, and are joined while being deformed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften—Fachhochshule Kempten
    Inventor: Paul Schindele
  • Patent number: 10190558
    Abstract: A nozzle plate to be attached to a fuel injection port of a fuel injection device has, in a nozzle plate main body, a nozzle hole through which fuel injected from the fuel injection port passes. A spray direction change element colliding with fuel spray injected from the nozzle hole and changing the travel direction of the fuel spray is integrally formed near an outlet of the nozzle hole of the nozzle plate main body. Accordingly, the travel direction of spray is determined by the spray direction change element according to the shape of the intake pipe, the position of an intake port, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Koji Noguchi
  • Patent number: 10173230
    Abstract: A foam generating device for a high-pressure water gun has a supporting body defining part of a conduit, which extends along an axis and has a mixing chamber communicating with a lower inlet, and subject, in use, to a vacuum to aspirate a liquid from said lower inlet; the device has a first sleeve which is fitted around one end of the supporting body, is axially fixed, is rotatable and is provided with an end portion carrying a nozzle; such a nozzle defines the outlet of the conduit and is adjustable so as to vary the outgoing flow type between a fan-like jet and a solid stream jet; the device has, in addition, a second sleeve which is coupled to the first sleeve in a fixed axial position and in a rotatable manner and is provided with cams to adjust the nozzle in response to a rotation of the second sleeve with respect to the first sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: MTM HYDRO S.R.L.
    Inventor: Claudio Carpanese
  • Patent number: 10166311
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a container for storing a fluid. The container has a seal at a discharge end that is made from a material capable of being penetrated. A lid is fixedly attached to a closed end of the container. The lid has a set of vents arranged on the lid beyond an outer wall of the container. An absorbing device is disposed around the outer wall of the container. A cage structure includes the lid and a base. The cage structure is attached to the lid and base and is combined to enclose the container and absorbing device. The base includes a set of blades that are positioned inside the base and aligned with the seal in the container. The cage structure includes a set of ramps and the base includes a set of tabs. The base is placed in the cage structure with the tabs configured to slide along each ramp when the base is rotated with respect to the cage structure to draw the base and cage structure together. As the base is rotated, the set of blades travel into the container and puncture the seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: F-MATIC, INC.
    Inventors: Shawn P. Yeats, Haruyoshi Miyagi
  • Patent number: 10166558
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cooling device for a spraying nozzle, in particular for cold gas spraying, and to a spraying nozzle assembly equipped with such a cooling device. The spraying nozzle is surrounded by an enclosure forming the cooling device, wherein it is provided according to the invention that a cooling line within the enclosure forms a closed system which can be supplied with a cooling medium by way of an inlet and an outlet. The cooling medium therefore advantageously does not come into contact with the spraying nozzle, which is inserted into a receiving opening in the enclosure by means of a loose fit. The closure may also advantageously taper conically towards the mouth of the spraying nozzle, and therefore coatings can also be applied to difficultly accessible components by means of the spraying nozzle assembly according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Inventors: Axel Arndt, Uwe Pyritz, Oliver Stier
  • Patent number: 10159996
    Abstract: A system for dispensing a plurality of chemicals includes a respective storage tank for each chemical. A respective metering, rotary positive displacement pump is in hydraulic communication at an inlet thereof with an outlet of each tank. An outlet of each pump is connected to a respective discharge hose. At least one heater is in thermal contact with each discharge hose. At least one temperature sensor is provided for measuring a temperature of each chemical in each respective discharge hose. A pressure sensor is provided for measuring pressure at an inlet end and at an outlet end of each discharge hose. A processor is in signal communication with each temperature sensor, each pressure sensor, a metering signal output of each pump and in control communication with each heater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Akurate Dynamics LLC
    Inventors: Charles I. McAndrew, Trey D. Cook, Travis T. Brandt, R. Ryan Snider, Kenneth D. Swatzel, Edward R. Brewer
  • Patent number: 10155241
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing liquid material while attenuating the liquid material and controlling the pattern of the liquid material with process air has a manifold with a plurality of process air passages for providing the process air to one or more liquid dispensing modules. The pressure of process air to one or more of the modules may be separately controlled to be different from the pressure provided to other modules on the dispenser. Accordingly, the air pressure provided to each module can be optimized to accommodate a particular dispensing die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Michael W. Harris, Rick J. Klaus
  • Patent number: 10144031
    Abstract: A fluid ejection device is a fluid ejection device adapted to eject a fluent material including an actuator, and a drive signal supply section adapted to output a signal used to drive the actuator, wherein the actuator includes a first piezoelectric element and a second piezoelectric element connected in series to each other. The drive signal supply section is capable of outputting a first drive waveform and a second drive waveform having a voltage change part steeper than that of the first drive waveform to the first piezoelectric element and the second piezoelectric element, outputs the second drive waveform to the second piezoelectric element in a case of outputting the first drive waveform to the first piezoelectric element, and outputs the first drive waveform to the second piezoelectric element in a case of outputting the second drive waveform to the first piezoelectric element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Keigo Sugai
  • Patent number: 10144029
    Abstract: An irrigation sprinkler head has an auxiliary nozzle carrier having a nozzle attached to each end thereof. Each nozzle is held on one end of the flexible nozzle carrier. One end of the nozzle carrier holding a nozzle is attached to the sprinkler head to operatively attach the nozzle to the outlet of the sprinkler head while the other end extends from the side of the sprinkler head. The nozzles are rapidly exchanged on the sprinkler head by disconnecting the nozzle carrier and nozzle from the sprinkler head and connecting the other end of the nozzle carrier and nozzle to the sprinkler head without removing either nozzle from the carrier and without the use of tools. The nozzle carrier is flexible and angled between the nozzle holding ends so that the nozzle carrier can flex between the ends thereof to absorb impact without damage when used below a crop line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Jerry D. Lawyer, Donald E. Smith