Patents Examined by Christopher P Jones
  • Patent number: 11325346
    Abstract: A protective fabric which includes at least one structural layer and a ceramic composite material layer fixed to the at least one structural layer, is provided. The structural layer can include a non-woven material made from or containing synthetic fibers. The ceramic composite material layer is formed of ceramic composite material powder which includes a ceramic carrier, and iron-silver crystals containing zero-valent iron and zero-valent silver supported on the ceramic carrier. The protective fabric is effective for removing VOCs, suppressing bacterial growth, and filtering or inactivating virus, such as SARS-CoV-2 virus. Protective products or articles incorporating the protective fabric are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Senturion+ LLC
    Inventor: Liangjie Dong
  • Patent number: 11318409
    Abstract: Methods and materials for the selective capture and storage of preselected materials from gas streams using metal organic framework (MOF) materials are described. In various embodiments preselected target material gases could include noble gasses such as Kr, Xe, Rn, Arultramicro to mesopore frameworks for selective separation and storage of noble gases, other gasses such as I2 or other particular isotopes either naturally occurring or man-made, or another preselected gas capture material such as a target material for legal, regulatory or treaty compliance, or a preselected material from a particular process such as a cleaning or etching agent from semiconducting or microelectronic manufacture, or a portion of an anesthetic gas such as nitrous oxide, isoflurane, sevoflurane or a fluorinated ethers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Praveen K. Thallapally, John D. Vienna
  • Patent number: 11318407
    Abstract: An air purifier (10) uses an air purifier filter unit (12) and a sensor (26) for sensing the matter to be filtered by the air purifier filter unit. By monitoring (18) the performance of the air purifier combined with information about the air purifier filter unit, it is possible to determine a volume of the space in which the air purifier (10) is deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Catherine Wei, Jing Su, Rui Ke, Declan Patrick Kelly, Zhiqiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11319958
    Abstract: A vacuum pump includes a casing having a first inlet orifice and a second outlet orifice to allow a flow of air, and in the interior of which a filtering element is mounted in a removable way. At least one orifice of the casing selected from among the first inlet orifice and the second outlet orifice is located on an exhaust lid. The exhaust lid is removable from the casing but integral with the filtering element. The connection between the casing and the exhaust lid is not tight. A cartridge for the vacuum pump includes an exhaust lid integrated in the closure nozzle of the filtering element. The connection between the casing and the exhaust lid is not tight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Ateliers Busch SA
    Inventors: Christian Schaller, Yannick Laversin, Erik Lippelt, Jan Eibisch
  • Patent number: 11318414
    Abstract: A system for water extraction from air is provided. The system includes a housing having a plurality of openings allowing an air flow to enter into an inner space defined by the housing, a sponge disposed within the inner space defined by the housing, the sponge including a water absorbing/adsorbing material for absorbing/adsorbing water vapor from the air flow, and a water filter disposed below the sponge for filtering water discharged from the sponge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: JG Entrepreneurial Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: John Goelet
  • Patent number: 11318405
    Abstract: Air cleaner assemblies, related methods, components therefor, and features thereof are described. In depicted examples, the air cleaner assemblies and components optionally use advantageous housing seal features. In some examples, a filter cartridge for an air cleaner includes a media pack extending along a longitudinal axis between opposite inlet and outlet flow ends and defining an outer perimeter with opposite straight sides and a first curved end. The filter cartridge can include a seal arrangement circumscribing the media pack outer perimeter, wherein a portion of the seal arrangement extends beyond a first plane defined by the media pack outlet flow end and a portion of the seal arrangement is disposed between the first plane and a second plane defined by the media pack inlet flow end, wherein the seal arrangement is aligned along a third plane disposed at an oblique angle to the first and second planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven K. Campbell, Robert D. Johnston, Daniel E. Adamek
  • Patent number: 11311821
    Abstract: The degassing apparatus removes liquid from a vacuum tank (1) with a suction pump (6) and supplies that liquid to a storage tank (9), sprays storage tank liquid into the vacuum tank through a convergent nozzle (7), removes gas from liquid in a state of reduced pressure inside the vacuum tank, and stores the degassed liquid in the storage tank. The storage tank is an airtight hermetically sealed tank provided with a reduced pressure retaining valve that discharges gas accumulated inside the storage tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Minoru Tamura, Yasuaki Tamura
  • Patent number: 11311831
    Abstract: This invention is directed to an air purification method capable of removing small aerosols and a wide size range of aerosols, with minimum aerosol radius smaller than 0.01 micron. The method humidifies the air in an enclosed space and produces supersaturation at a level of at least 12 percent in at least a portion of the enclosed space so that water vapor condenses on aerosols to form water droplets. The method also coalesces the water droplets formed by supersaturation using coalescence devices that can coalesce droplets with minimum radius smaller than 0.01 micron, thereby lowering the equilibrium supersaturation, enabling water droplets to grow faster, be more stable and easier to be removed compared to when coalescence is absent. The method dehumidifies the air so that the water droplets with captured aerosols are removed. Coalescence enables droplets to grow under a lower ambient supersaturation level, thus saving a considerable amount of energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Pui King Chan
  • Patent number: 11311888
    Abstract: The invention concerns an electrostatic precipitator comprising an ionisation stage, a collector stage and a power supply. The power supply comprises a first high-voltage power supply unit for applying a first DC high voltage to the ionization stage and a second high-voltage power supply unit for applying a second DC high voltage to the collector stage. The first high-voltage power supply unit is configured to operate the ionization stage current-controlled. A current sensor required for this is advantageously arranged in the return line carrying low voltage, for which purpose the first high-voltage power supply unit and the second high-voltage power supply unit are galvanically isolated from the mains connection and from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Clean Air Enterprise AG
    Inventor: Kaspar Schindler
  • Patent number: 11312626
    Abstract: Various systems, devices, NO2 absorbents, NO2 scavengers and NO2 recuperator for generating nitric oxide are disclosed herein. According to one embodiment, an apparatus for converting nitrogen dioxide to nitric oxide can include a receptacle including an inlet, an outlet, a surface-active material coated with an aqueous solution of ascorbic acid and an absorbent wherein the inlet is configured to receive a gas flow and fluidly communicate the gas flow to the outlet through the surface-active material and the absorbent such that nitrogen dioxide in the gas flow is converted to nitric oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: VERO Biotech Inc.
    Inventors: David H. Fine, Gregory Vasquez, David P. Rounbehler
  • Patent number: 11306046
    Abstract: Providing a method for generating and releasing 1-MCP gas from a complex carrier through the use of a 1-MCP generator that enables the application of at least one physical, releasing force to a carrier complex and/or mixture comprising water and the carrier complex, or the interaction of steam with a carrier complex and/or mixture comprising water and the carrier complex, over a determined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Nazir Mir
  • Patent number: 11305225
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a chamber and an intake device configured to control a flow of fluid into the chamber. The fluid comprises particles; a resonance device is configured to resonate the chamber to provide an acoustic standing wave within the chambers. The frequency of the standing wave is selected to cause particles above a specific size to collect at a node of the standing wave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Ian Davis, Kevin Nolan
  • Patent number: 11306931
    Abstract: A humidifying air purifier includes a body frame having an opened front and rear, a fan housing coupled to a rear end of the body frame and having a fan intake, a housing cover coupled to a rear end of the fan housing to accommodate an air blowing fan, and an air discharge port formed at an upper end of the fan housing and an upper end of the housing cover. A waterwheel motor is installed on a front surface of the fan housing and positioned outside the fan intake, a driving gear is coupled to the waterwheel motor, a door assembly is configured to be pushed into or drawn out from a front end of the body frame, a water tub is accommodated in a lower side of the door assembly, and a humidifying filter assembly is inserted into the water tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hongseok Kim, Jungwoo Lee, Junhyuk Jang, Taeyoon Kim, Myungjin Ku, Sukchun Kim, Seonmi Kim, Inmun Yu, Kunyoung Lee
  • Patent number: 11298706
    Abstract: An example of a system for use in collecting fluid from a gas stream includes one or more collection panels and a frame for arranging the panel(s). Each of the collection panel(s) may comprise an emitter electrode assembly member, comprising one or more emitter electrodes, physically attached to an electrically insulated from a fluid collection member comprising one or more collection electrodes. The frame may be sized and shaped to be disposed near a gas outlet or a duct. An example of a method for collecting fluid from a gas stream includes providing the collection panel(s) disposed in a path of the gas stream; providing the gas stream; generating and maintaining a voltage at the one or more emitter electrodes of each of the collection panel(s); and collecting an amount of the fluid from the gas stream with the one or more collection panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Infinite Cooling Inc.
    Inventors: Maher Damak, Karim Khalil, Kripa Varanasi
  • Patent number: 11298646
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for the removal of soluble particulate matter from a gas stream, such as urea dust from the off-gas of a finishing section of a urea production plant. The method comprises subjecting the off-gas to at least two quenching stages an aqueous quenching liquid. The quenching liquid used in a first, upstream quench stage, is allowed to have a higher concentration of dissolved particulate matter than the quenching liquid in the second, downstream quench stage. The quenched gas is led through a particle capture zone, typically comprising one or more of a wet scrubber, a Venturi scrubber, and a wet electrostatic precipitator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Stamicarbon B.V.
    Inventor: Brian Sayre Higgins
  • Patent number: 11292011
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for purification of air, is disclosed. The apparatus includes: (a) a mist generator, is configured to generate water micro droplets, (b) a charging chamber, is configured to transfer electric charges to the micro droplets, (c) an interacting space is configured to act as a physical barrier and provide sufficient space for adsorption of air pollutants, (d) a collecting chamber is configured to collect the contaminated micro droplets and convert them to a liquid form, (e) and a water recycling section, is configured to remove the contaminations and provide a usable clean water for the mist generator. The collecting chamber of the apparatus is incorporated with a plastic grid enhanced with surface modified nanofibers to promote the micro droplet collecting efficiency. Further, a method of fabricating a plastic grid enhanced with surface modified nanofibers for an air purifier apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Abdurahman Hosseinifar, Maryam Fakhraei-farouji, Ramin Zibaseresht
  • Patent number: 11291791
    Abstract: A passive valve for use as a fixed leak valve. The valve includes a body having an internal chamber, first and second body ports in fluid communication with the chamber with the first port configured for fluid communication with a patient connection and the second body port configured for fluid communication with a ventilator, a body passageway in fluid communication with the chamber and with ambient air exterior of the body, and a check valve seal positioned to seal the body passageway to permit the flow of gas within the chamber through the body passageway to the exterior of the body and to prevent the flow of ambient air exterior of the body through the body passageway into the chamber. In alternative embodiments, the valve is incorporated into the patient connection or constructed as a separate part connectable to the patient connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Ventee Life Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas F. DeVries, David M. Good, Shan E. Gaw, Joseph Cipollone
  • Patent number: 11291930
    Abstract: A reserve tank has a container, an outlet component, and an inlet component. The outlet component and the inlet component are mounted on the container. The outlet component has an open end located at a center of the container. The inlet component has a branch portion mounted in the container and an inlet channel in the branch portion. Therefore, when the reserve tank is disposed obliquely, even though the reserve tank is not full of a working liquid and contains some gas, the gas can hardly flow into the open end of the outlet component. In addition, if some gas enters the container through the inlet channel and thus forms bubbles, the bubbles may move upward along part of the branch tunnels extending upward, so the entering bubbles are still far from the open end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Cooler Master Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Hung Chen, Geeng Jieh Chong
  • Patent number: 11293653
    Abstract: A door for an air cleaner housing is disclosed. The door comprises a baseplate having a first side and a second side, a gasket attached to the first side of the baseplate, a backplate connected to the second side of the baseplate, and a front plate spaced apart from the backplate by spacers, wherein the baseplate, the backplate and the front plate are attached by a plurality of fasteners. Slots may be formed in the baseplate, and a magnet is positioned in each of the slots. The baseplate, the backplate, and the gasket dimensions may be adapted to fit within an opening in an air-cleaner housing. The magnets may be positioned to hold the door in position the housing opening. The gasket comprises a cellular urethane that seals the door to the housing to prevent air leaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventor: Gregg W. Burnett
  • Patent number: 11285401
    Abstract: An atmospheric water generator for extracting water droplets from ambient air includes an insulating substrate, a plurality of electrode film units, and a liquid crystal/polymer composite film. Each of surface regions of the liquid crystal/polymer composite film has a plurality of liquid crystal molecules each having a hydrophilic functional group and a hydrophobic moiety. Each of the surface regions normally has one of hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties. When a voltage is applied to one of the electrode film units, the respective surface region is switched to have the other one of hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties, to thereby allow the water droplets condensed from the ambient air to move on the surface regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yi-Hsin Lin, Chia-Ming Chang