Patents Examined by Christopher S. Kim
  • Patent number: 10448462
    Abstract: A domestic appliance includes at least one manually operable longitudinally or rotationally movable control device which is configured to adopt several latching positions. The latching positions are variably adjustable, for example adjusting a number of latching positions, or by adjusting a spacing between adjacent latching positions, or by adjusting a latching sensation of the latching positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
    Inventor: Sebastien Flesch
  • Patent number: 10441962
    Abstract: Cold spray devices and systems are disclosed. They include a flowpath having an inlet adapted for receiving communication with two or more inputs and an outlet adapted to discharge the two or more inputs. A discharge nozzle may be included in the flowpath of the outlet and a confluence may be included in the flowpath at the inlet for combining the two or more inputs. A nozzle body houses the discharge nozzle separate and downstream from the confluence of the two inputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignees: SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF REGENTS, GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AS REPRESENTED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY
    Inventors: Christian Widener, Victor Champagne, Matthew Trexler, Dennis Helfritch, Rob Hrabe
  • Patent number: 10442024
    Abstract: A welding apparatus includes a housing having facing surfaces in the axial direction, and a welding head turning gear and first to third ring gears inside of the housing. A guide surface is formed on the facing surfaces. The welding head turning gear is coupled to a guide member, and the first to third ring gears are supported by the welding head turning gear and the guide member. Since a roller provided to the guide member rolls on the guide surface to rotatably support the first to third ring gears with respect to the housing, the welding apparatus can be lighter in weight and more compact compared to a conventional welding apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CUTLAND JAPAN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenichi Mori
  • Patent number: 10433499
    Abstract: A fixed spray application system generally includes tubing, one or more spray heads, one or more brackets, one or more connectors and one or more fluid reservoirs. One or more of the spray heads may be suspended from a tube below one of the connectors and below one of the reservoirs. A tube may extend from below one of the reservoirs to another spray head supported by one of the brackets. In use, the system may be suspended from trellis wires in an agricultural field. Water, pesticides or other liquids are supplied to the system through the tubing. The size of the reservoirs and the volume of tubing can be selected to hold the desired amount of liquid for a given application. After the system is primed with liquid, the tubing is connected to a source of pressurized air. The air is supplied to the system at a sufficient pressure so as to force the liquid from the system through the spray heads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventor: John R. Nye
  • Patent number: 10435228
    Abstract: The present invention has as its object the provision of a two-liquid mixing-type aerosol product having high formulation stability, being capable of easily forming a discharge material having a desired composition, and providing comfort during use when it is applied to the human body. A two-liquid mixing-type aerosol product of the present invention has a double-structure container including a propellant filling space and two liquid concentrate filling spaces and having a discharging mechanism for simultaneously discharging the contents filled in the two liquid concentrate filling spaces. The propellant filling space is filled with a propellant composed of a compressed gas. A first liquid concentrate filling space is filled with a first liquid concentrate composition having a viscosity of 1 to 1000 mPa·s at a temperature of 20° C. A second liquid concentrate filling space is filled with a second liquid concentrate composition having a viscosity of 1 to 1000 mPa·s at a temperature of 20° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TOYO AEROSOL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasutomo Nakajima, Makoto Tsubouchi, Hokuto Kamijyo, Tomoyuki Niinomi, Remi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10434535
    Abstract: A fluid ejection device is a fluid ejection device adapted to eject a fluent material, including a fluent material chamber supplied with the fluent material, a moving object, which can reciprocate in the fluent material chamber, a nozzle part having a discharge port communicating with the fluent material chamber, and an inner wall on a periphery of the discharge port on which a tip part of the moving object can contact from the fluent material chamber side, and an actuator having contact with a back end part of the moving object to reciprocate the moving object to thereby discharge the fluent material from the discharge port. The actuator has a plurality of solid-state displacement elements connected in series to each other, and one end of one of the plurality of solid-state displacement elements has contact with the back end part of the moving object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Keigo Sugai, Eiji Okamoto, Shinichi Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10427245
    Abstract: A method of production of a welded structure by butt welding two steel sheets (51, 52) by laser welding (11) while supplying assist gas (12) to a back surface of a melt pool (13), whereby it is possible to prevent formation of a through hole in the melt part (53), characterized in that a thickness of at least one steel sheet (52) of the two steel sheets (51, 52) is 0.6 mm or less, the assist gas (12) is a mixed gas (12) containing 10 to 50 vol % of O2 gas, and, when an O2 concentration in the mixed gas (12) is C (vol %), a flow rate L of mixed gas (12) (liter/min) satisfies 30 (liter/min)?C(vol %)×1 (liter/min/vol %)?L (liter/min)<40 (liter/min).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yujiro Tatsumi, Hiroki Fujimoto, Masanori Yasuyama
  • Patent number: 10420969
    Abstract: A fire extinguisher vessel includes a hollow body made of stainless steel, a fill port attached to a first end of the body, a discharge outlet attached to a second end of the body, a mechanical attachment lug attached to the body between the first end of the body and the second end of the body, a pressure switch attached to the body between the mechanical attachment lug and the discharge outlet, and a wrap covering the body. The wrap is flush with the fill port, the discharge outlet, the mechanical attachment lug, and the pressure switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Kidde Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Stanley Rogers, Dharmendr Len Seebaluck
  • Patent number: 10415523
    Abstract: Fuel injection valve having a magnet armature (18) which interacts with a valve seat (19), which is formed on a valve piece (15), in order to open and close an outflow opening (20), wherein the magnet armature (18) can be moved away from the valve seat (19) by an electromagnet (24). A valve piece (15) delimits a control chamber (12), wherein the outflow opening (20) opens into the control chamber (12), and the control chamber (12) can be charged with fuel at high pressure that exerts a hydraulic force on the valve piece (15). Between the magnet armature (18) and the valve piece (15), there is arranged a bracing element (30) which is preloaded against the valve piece (15) and which exerts a force on the valve piece (15) in the region of the outflow opening (20) in the direction of the control chamber (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Blatterer, Gerhard Girlinger, Roland Mitter
  • Patent number: 10406539
    Abstract: A remote switch combination shower head includes a first shower head, a second shower head and a switch mechanism, wherein further comprising a fixing seat assembled to a support arm, the fixing seat is disposed with an inlet waterway connected to the support arm, a first diversion waterway and a second diversion waterway; the first shower head is assembled to the fixing seat and is capable of connecting to the first diversion waterway; the second shower head is a hand shower head connected to the second diversion waterway by a flexible pipe; the switch mechanism comprises a switch component and an operation component, the switch component is disposed to the fixing seat and is coupled to the inlet waterway, the first diversion waterway and the second diversion waterway, so that the waterways are switched by the movement of the switch component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fengde Lin, Mingfu Zhang, Wenxing Chen
  • Patent number: 10407885
    Abstract: The invention relates to a tap aerator (1) comprising a mounting housing and containing, in said mounting housing (2), an insert part that is designed as a jet divider and diffuser (7) which interacts with a diffuser ring (8). The annular retainer regions (7a) and (8a) of said diffuser (7) and diffuser ring (8), each arranged on the largest outer circumference, are located, when in a use position, in the interior of the mounting housing (2) at different height positions relative to one another in the axial direction, i.e. the retainer region (7a) of the diffuser (7) is not enclosed and the largest outer diameter of the diffuser ring (8) and its retainer region (8a) is only as large as, or if required even smaller than, the largest outer diameter of the diffuser (7) and its retainer region (7a). This allows the formation of an arrangement which saves space in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: NEOPERL GMBH
    Inventor: Gerhard Blum
  • Patent number: 10406536
    Abstract: A dispensing closure for a squeeze-type container produces a fan-type spray in a low pressure environment. The dispensing closure includes a closure body having an upper deck and a skirt depending from the upper deck. The skirt is configured and arranged to attach to a product container, such as a squeeze-type container. A flow conduit extends from an interior of the closure body and through the upper deck to provide a flow path from an interior of the closure to an exterior of the closure. The flow conduit has an entrance orifice and an exit orifice. The flow conduit has an inner wall extending between the entrance orifice and the exit orifice. The flow conduit and the closure body are integrally formed. The flow conduit includes a tip portion with an exit orifice defining a shape to provide a fan-type spray in a low pressure environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Silgan Dispensing Systems Slatersville LLC
    Inventors: Sergey Romanov, Clifford Skillin, Patrick Brannon
  • Patent number: 10406571
    Abstract: Extended reach sluicer systems, devices, and methods for breaking up and retrieving chemical, radioactive, hazardous materials and/or other waste from storage tanks, with mechanical arms and nozzles which utilize fluid jets to break up and liquefy in-tank material. The invention can work with tanks having additional issues, such as but not limited to high temperature or low temperature conditions. An upper assembly attachable to a tank can control the transverse rotation of a vertical mast and with a lower end pivotally attached to a boom having a nozzle assembly attached to an outer end. The boom can telescopically retract and extend to different length positions by cables and pulleys. Controls with take-up mechanisms can elevate up and down or transverse left and right the nozzle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Alexander G. Innes
  • Patent number: 10399167
    Abstract: An electrical discharge machining electrode wire includes a core including a copper or a copper alloy, and a covering layer that covers a periphery of the core and includes a zinc. The covering layer includes an outermost layer consisting of an ?-phase of a copper-zinc based alloy. The outermost layer has a Cu concentration of 12 to 20 mass % and a variation range within 5 mass % in the Cu concentration in a longitudinal direction of the electrode wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Tsuji, Hiromitsu Kuroda, Tetsuya Tokumitsu, Takamitsu Kimura, Yosuke Shiba, Hiroshi Matsuzaki, Yuichi Komuro, Shingo Amamiya
  • Patent number: 10399108
    Abstract: A sprinkler includes a pop-up deflector plate that is engageable with a brake assembly in an extended position. A brake module is secured to a sprinkler body and includes a rotatable connector coupled with the brake assembly. The pop-up deflector plate is disposed adjacent the nozzle and engages the rotatable connector in the extended position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: NELSON IRRIGATION CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven E. Crawford, Craig B. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10398258
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to a handle. In example embodiments, the handle may be attached to a container, for example, a slow cooker. In example embodiments the handle may be used to transport the container and may also be used to secure a lid to the container. In example embodiments, the handle may also be configured to receive and support the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Gerald Beranek
  • Patent number: 10391507
    Abstract: A portable washing device, including: a housing, a motor arranged in the housing, a pump driven by the motor, a container for storing washing liquid connected to the pump, a spraying pistol held and controlled by a user connected to the pump, the liquid spraying out from the spraying pistol, the pistol comprises a control unit for controlling the portable washing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Positec Power Tools (Suzhou) Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Gianni Borinato
  • Patent number: 10384282
    Abstract: An electrical discharge machining electrode wire includes a core including a copper or a copper alloy, and a covering layer that covers a periphery of the core and includes a zinc. The covering layer includes an outermost layer consisting of an ?-phase of a copper-zinc based alloy. The outermost layer has a Vickers hardness of 200 to 300 Hv.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Takayuki Tsuji, Hiromitsu Kuroda, Tetsuya Tokumitsu, Takamitsu Kimura, Yosuke Shiba, Hiroshi Matsuzaki, Yuichi Komuro, Shingo Amamiya
  • Patent number: 10384225
    Abstract: A coating system for coating objects having an application device and a supply system which supplies the application device with a liquid material. The supply system includes at least one base supply device with a piggable supply line which extends between a first pigging station and a second pigging station and can be connected to one of multiple material sources by a supply unit. The piggable supply line is a piggable primary supply line which can be connected to a discharge line of the supply unit by a valve unit. A piggable secondary supply line is provided which is connected to the valve unit and is connected to a secondary pigging station at the end remote from the valve unit. The valve unit is designed as a multi-way valve such that the discharge line of the supply unit can be at least selectively connected to the primary supply line (68.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: EISENMANN SE
    Inventors: Felix Klink, Tobias Mozer
  • Patent number: 10376902
    Abstract: A water delivery device that may be used in a water display is described. The device includes an orifice or outlet through which water is shot out. The shape and configuration of the water device may be varied to dynamically adjust the configuration of the water shot out from the device. For example, the water delivery device may shoot out water in the shape of a fan, and the width of the fan may be varied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: WET
    Inventors: Mark Fuller, Jim Doyle, Keith Kalis, Amnon Talmor