Patents Examined by Christopher P Jones
  • Patent number: 10994283
    Abstract: An electronic dust collecting apparatus is provided. The electronic dust collecting apparatus includes a charger, and a dust collector installed downstream of the charger, wherein the dust collector includes a dust collecting sheet including a plurality of first and second electrodes that are alternately arranged therein and a plurality of bent portions that are bent in a zigzag form in such a way that the plurality of first electrodes and the plurality of second electrode face each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyong-soo Noh, Yasuhiko Kochiyama, Hye-Won Gil
  • Patent number: 10987611
    Abstract: Inlet and outlet connections of a well manifold connect to integrated piping of a unitary vessel on a skid. The unitary vessel defines an interior separated into two chambers by a barrier. One chamber has a test inlet for well testing operation, and the other chamber has a production inlet for production operation. Each of the chambers is in communication with a gas outlet for gas, a water outlet for water, and a condensate outlet for condensate. Each of the chambers has a weir plate disposed in the chamber and separating the water outlet on a waterside of the weir plate from the condensate outlet on a condensate-side of the weir plate adjacent the barrier. During use, the second chamber can be isolated so well testing operation can be performed using the first chamber. Also, the first chamber can be isolated so production operation can be performed using the second chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: William Jacob Management, Inc.
    Inventors: John Weaver, Jayant Desai, Muhammad Shahab
  • Patent number: 10981436
    Abstract: A ventilation system for a mobile structure, in particular a motor vehicle, includes: a variably adjustable filter device including at least one controllable, variable filter characteristic with regard to a pollutant class; means for collecting information about the air quality in the surroundings of the mobile structure and in particular information about the air quality in an interior of the mobile structure; and a control unit for varying filter characteristics of the filter device in a variable, in particular continuous, manner, on the basis of the information about the air quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Ulrich Stahl, Volker Braeunling, Anette Arnold
  • Patent number: 10985536
    Abstract: A portable ionizer (100) having a discharge electrode electrically connected to a circuit board (5) to produce ions when energised, a portable power source (6) electrically connected to the circuit board (5) to energize the discharge electrode (8); and a portable case (101) that substantially encloses the power source (6), the circuit board (5), and the discharge electrode (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Debbie Louise Black, George Tzantos, Rick Dall
  • Patent number: 10981664
    Abstract: An example ullage-recirculating catalytic inerting system includes: (i) a plurality of fuel tanks having (a) respective inert gas ports for discharging the inert gas within a respective fuel tank, and (b) respective ullage gas ports for drawing ullage gas from the respective fuel tank; and (ii) an inert gas generating system including (a) an ullage gas inlet port fluidly coupled to the respective ullage gas ports, (b) an inert gas outlet port fluidly coupled to the respective inert gas ports, (c) a catalytic reactor for chemically converting ullage gas received through the ullage gas inlet port to inert gas for discharge through the inert gas outlet port, and (d) a prime mover for moving gas through the inert gas generating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventors: Bryan David Jensen, John William Hayden
  • Patent number: 10974256
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods and systems for an ionization device that includes a base portion, a first pair and a second pair of opposed sidewalls extending upwardly from the base portion to form an upper edge, a top portion is engaged to the upper edge, and a cavity is formed within the base portion, the two pairs of opposed sidewalls, and the top portion. A probe assembly is in electronic communication with the top portion, wherein the probe assembly comprises a probe seat selectively secured to an exterior portion of a conduit of the existing environmental control system of the aircraft and a wire extends through the probe seat for supplying electrical current to an emission portion that emits ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Jimmy Devoy Galbreath, Mallie Jamieson Seckinger, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10967977
    Abstract: An aircraft pressurized air system and method is disclosed. The system includes a compressor that receives and compresses outside air, and an air cycle machine that receives compressed air from the compressor and directs conditioned air to an aircraft pressurized zone. The system also includes a contaminant sensor disposed along an air flow path between the compressor and the aircraft pressurized zone, comprising an optical guide, a metal organic framework on an exterior surface of the optical guide in operative fluid communication with air from the air flow path, a light source in communication with the optical guide at a first end of the optical guide, and a light detector in communication with the optical guide at a second end of the optical guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Jagadeswara Reddy Karra, Zissis A. Dardas, Peter R. Harris
  • Patent number: 10968870
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes an evaporative emission control canister system that includes: one or more canisters comprising at least one vent-side particulate adsorbent volume comprising a particulate adsorbent having microscopic pores with a diameter of less than about 100 nm; macroscopic pores having a diameter of about 100-100,000 nm; and a ratio of a volume of the macroscopic pores to a volume of the microscopic pores that is greater than about 150%, and having a retentivity of about 1.0 g/dL or less. The system may further include a high butane working capacity adsorbent. The disclosure also describes a method for reducing emissions in an evaporative emission control system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Timothy M. Byrne, Laurence H. Hiltzik, Marta Leon Garcia, Cameron I. Thomson
  • Patent number: 10967359
    Abstract: Polymeric sorbents for reactive gases are provided. More particularly, the polymeric sorbents are a reaction product of a divinylbenzene/maleic anhydride precursor polymeric material with a nitrogen-containing compound. The polymeric sorbent has nitrogen-containing groups that are covalently attached to the polymeric sorbent. The nitrogen-containing groups include a primary amino group, a secondary amino group, a tertiary amino group, or a combination thereof. Additionally, methods of sorbing reactive gases on the polymeric sorbents and compositions resulting from the sorption of reactive gases on the polymeric sorbents are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael S. Wendland, Michael W. Kobe
  • Patent number: 10967317
    Abstract: A cassette filter assembly for removing particles from an air stream, in particular from a gas stream entering a gas turbine, has an upstream end and a downstream end and comprises a header frame to which a filter media is fitted and which has an inlet guide on said mounting face, the inlet guide having a plurality of openings, each opening being defined by a pair of lofted short sides and a pair of lofted long sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Wai Sing Poon, Thomas P. Kelmartin, Vineet Rakesh
  • Patent number: 10960406
    Abstract: An air purifier is provided, including a box body and a filter screen inside the box body, an air suction device, a water mist generator, the water mist generator being disposed at one side of the filter screen, the air suction device being configured to inhale outdoor air into an interior of the box body, and the water mist generator being configured to form an ionized water layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Jingyu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10960340
    Abstract: A composition for gas storage including a mixture of particles of amorphous macroporous organic polymer (MOP) and particles of a metallic organic framework (MOF).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Colin David Wood, Xavier Mulet, Matthew Roland Hill
  • Patent number: 10960407
    Abstract: A collecting electrode element for an electrostatic air cleaner with a reduced weight can be constructed with a lightweight conductive core sandwiched between particle collection layers which are supported and stabilized by a rigid frame. The conductive core may be conductive foil, conductive film, conductive ink, or conductive glue. The particle collecting layers may be flexible open-cell foam such as melamine which may be compressed between opposing frame elements. The frame may leave most and preferably at least 90% of the surface of the particle collecting layers exposed. The frame may have opposing frame elements secured to each other at a compressed area of the particle-collecting layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: AGENTIS AIR LLC
    Inventor: Igor Krichtafovitch
  • Patent number: 10962510
    Abstract: A gas chromatograph with column recognition technology system for the column includes a column and the column recognition technology system for the column. The column is configured for gas chromatography. The column includes column parameters associated with the column. The column recognition technology system may be configured to auto-recognize the column in the gas chromatograph device. Wherein, the column recognition technology system may be configured to auto-recognize the column parameters associated with the auto-recognized column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: CEM Corporation, Lucidity Division
    Inventors: Alyssa Whitney Sabolis, Michael John Collins, Jr., Michael Craig Davis, Daniel Charles Scheid, Brian Thomas Unites, Richard Michael Chapman
  • Patent number: 10960347
    Abstract: An atmospheric water harvesting material includes a deliquescent salt, a photothermal agent, and a polymeric hydrogel matrix containing the deliquescent salt and photothermal agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Peng Wang, Renyuan Li, Yifeng Shi, Mengchun Wu
  • Patent number: 10960334
    Abstract: A magnetic closure system for HVAC filter grilles has at least one magnet coupled to the HVAC filter grille, the at least one magnet positioned so as to be interposed between the HVAC filter grille and an inner frame for receiving the HVAC filter grille, the magnet abutting both the filter grille and inner frame so as to magnetically couple the HVAC filter grille to the inner frame; and at least one handle on the exterior surface of the filter grille.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Jeffrey Corbett, Jeffrey Stewart
  • Patent number: 10962026
    Abstract: A waterproof cover includes: a lid unit having a vent hole which allows an inner surface and an outer surface to communicate with each other, and configured to cover an electronic component; and a filter fixed to the inner surface of the lid unit in a state of facing an inner open end portion of the vent hole, and configured to block flow of a liquid while allowing air to flow therethrough, in which the outer surface of the lid unit has a surface area including a surface in which an outer open end portion of the vent hole is exposed, and the surface area has a region formed at a position adjacent to the vent hole and having a height different from a height of the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Kentaro Mochizuki, Shuji Hattori
  • Patent number: 10947935
    Abstract: An air filter retention interface for use with an internal combustion engine is disclosed. The interface is substantially secured in an opening of a wall and the interface attaches to an air filter at the front end of the interface and an air intake tube on the back end of the interface. The interface has a filter sleeve and a filter base. During operation of the engine the filter sleeve is disposed through the opening in the wall such that the wall is between beads disposed on the external surface of the filter sleeve and the filter base thereby substantially securing the interface in place and the front end of the filter base is attached to the filter and the back end of the filter base is attached to the air intake tube and air passes through the filter then through the filter base and filter sleeve and then into the air intake tube and toward the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced Flow Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Shahriar Nick Niakan, Saul Daniel Zambrano, Stuart T. Miyagishima
  • Patent number: 10946312
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for de-gasification of vehicle cooling system using a coolant bottle are disclosed. The coolant bottle may include a coolant entrance port configured to be in fluid communication with the vehicle cooling system, and a coolant egress port configured to be in fluid communication with the vehicle cooling system. The coolant egress port is directly connected to the vehicle cooling system. The coolant bottle may further include a plurality of baffle plates placed to divide an interior of the coolant bottle into a plurality of coolant channels. Each baffle plate may include a plurality of apertures configured to provide fluid communication between the plurality of coolant channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Faraday&Future Inc.
    Inventors: Marco Elkenkamp, Zion Maffeo
  • Patent number: 10948465
    Abstract: A crescent PLOT column is disclosed, including a capillary column having an inlet, an outlet, a bore, and an inner surface surrounding the bore and extending between the inlet and the outlet. A layer of particles is localized on a radial portion of the inner surface. The layer of the particles includes a radial thickness decreasing from a center of the radial portion to a periphery of the radial portion, forming a crescent shape in a radial frame of reference. A method for preparing the crescent PLOT column is disclosed, including loading the capillary column with a fluid including a carrier and particles such that the fluid is contained within the capillary column. The capillary column and the fluid contained within the capillary column are subjected to a centrifugal force. The carrier is removed, and a layer of the particles is localized on the radial portion of the inner surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Jaap De Zeeuw, William P. Bromps, Tracey Peters, Thomas E. Kane