Patents Examined by Christopher S. Kim
  • Patent number: 11065631
    Abstract: A spraying nozzle, intended for spraying a product, defines a passage for the circulation of the product through the nozzle, wherein the passage opens through a wide connection orifice to the outside of the nozzle at an upstream end thereof, and through a narrow spraying orifice at a downstream end of the nozzle in order to spray the product; the passage has, between the connection orifice and the spraying orifice, at least one pre-atomization narrowing capable of atomizing the product, followed by a broadening downstream of the pre-atomization narrowing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: EXEL INDUSTRIES
    Inventors: Tarik Bennani, Thibault Cognon
  • Patent number: 11065486
    Abstract: A device for suppressing and/or extinguishing a fire associated with a container may include a housing defining a hollow sleeve and a column configured to be received within the hollow sleeve. The column may define a first chamber, a second chamber, at least one aperture, and a piercing end configured to pierce a barrier. The first chamber may be configured to receive an expansion agent, and the second chamber may be configured to receive a fire extinguishing agent. The device may be configured such that upon activation of the expansion agent, the column extends from the housing so as to enable the piercing end to penetrate the container and to enable the fire extinguishing agent to be delivered into an interior of the container via the at least one aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Federal Express Corporation
    Inventor: James B. Popp
  • Patent number: 11065489
    Abstract: Adjustable fire protection assemblies and methods are provided. The assembly includes a sprinkler having a body with an outer encasing surface and a deflector supported from the body. An escutcheon having a receiver and a rim surround the fire protection sprinkler to define an aperture between the receiver and the sprinkler. A push-to-connect fitting of the assembly includes a tubular member with an end for connection to a pipe and an internal conduit that receives the sprinkler body. A seal member and a retaining ring are disposed within the tubular member to form an adjustable seal and grip about the sprinkler body. A releasing member translates to disengage the retaining ring from the sprinkler body; and the escutcheon translates with respect to the tubular member in a sliding surface engagement to define an adjustable deflector-to-rim distance between the rim of the escutcheon and the deflector of the sprinkler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Tyco Fire Products LP
    Inventors: George B. Coletta, Robert Kyle Fullerton, Scott Alan Going, Michael W. Horgan, Alaine Christine Liotta, Gary James Luiz, Todd F. Orsini, Darren Palmieri, Dennis Michael Phillips, Kevin Wade Pressnell, Manuel R. Silva, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11059354
    Abstract: The invention relates to an air cooling device (1) for a vehicle, notably a motor vehicle, comprising:—at least a reserve (3) of liquid, —a device (5) for nebulizing the liquid, —at least two air outlets (7) for diffusing at least an air flow (F1, F2) intended for the interior of the said vehicle, and—at least two nebulizing ducts (9) respectively intended to have passing through them an air flow (F1) laden with droplets of nebulized liquid, each nebulizing duct (9) being arranged in fluidic communication with the reserve (3) of liquid and with an associated air outlet (7). According to the invention, the air cooling device (1) comprises at least one nebulizing regulating member (19) to regulate the flow rate of the air flow (F1) laden with droplets of nebulized liquid passing along a nebulizing duct (9) and to be diffused through the air outlet (7) associated with this nebulizing duct (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventors: Yvan Lechat, Vincent Feuillard, Franck Truillet
  • Patent number: 11053900
    Abstract: A valve for metering a fluid, for example, a fuel injection valve for an internal combustion engine, includes a valve-seat face, an electromagnetic actuator including an armature that includes a through-flow channel that opens with an outlet opening at an end face of the armature, a valve needle on which the armature is movably supported and that is operable using the armature, a valve-closing member that is actuatable by the valve needle and that cooperates with the valve-seat face to form a sealing seat, and a stop element that is mounted fixedly on the valve needle and that interacts with the at least one outlet opening of the at least one through-flow channel such that throttling takes place with respect to the least one through-flow channel when the armature is located with its end face at the stop element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Schaad, Joerg Abel, Juergen Maier, Martin Buehner, Matthias Boee, Olaf Schoenrock, Philipp Rogler, Stefan Cerny
  • Patent number: 11045819
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a spray device, comprising a spray nozzle body (2) and a substantially planar membrane layer (6) suspended over a nozzle cavity (3) to generate microjets, especially for pharmaceutical applications, in particular preservative free formulations. The nozzle body (2,8) contains a microbial barrier, particularly a microvalve (23,24) between a fluid supply channel (9) and said cavity (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: MEDSPRAY B.V.
    Inventors: Wietze Nijdam, Henri Joseph Van Egmond, Cornelis Johannes Maria Van Rijn
  • Patent number: 11027352
    Abstract: Systems and methods for welding are described. The welding system can include, for example, a power source, a computer, and a welding torch. The computer and the welding torch can be operatively coupled to the power source. The power source controls a wire feed and one of a current or a voltage to the welding torch. When the welding torch is performing pulsed welding, the computer is configured to receive a weld signature. The computer is configured to synthesize features from the weld signature and to analyze the features for each pulse of the weld signature to determine whether particular limits have been exceeded or met. If particular limits are exceed or met, a weld fault condition is triggered which causes the welding system to stop or to modify the pulsed welding operation, and/or which causes the welding system to send out communications relating to the triggering of the weld fault condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Stephen P. Ivkovich
  • Patent number: 11014115
    Abstract: A showerhead including a connection base and a surface cover assembly, with a water outflow cavity formed therebetween. The surface cover assembly has a water discharging hole, and includes a surface cover body and a water outflow surface cover that are mounted and connected on the connection base. The water outflow surface cover has a water outflow hole, the lower periphery of which extends downward to form a water outflow port. The water outflow surface cover is attached against the upper face of the surface cover body, and the water outflow port passes through the surface cover body. The upper periphery of the water outflow hole extends upwards to form a water blocking peripheral wall. The showerhead also includes a valve that cooperates with the water discharge hole to close and open the water discharge hole when the water supply is on and off, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xi Huang, Donghai Chen, Mingfu Zhang
  • Patent number: 11014100
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a spray device, comprising a spray nozzle body (2) and a substantially planar membrane layer (6) suspended over a nozzle cavity (3) to generate microjets, especially for pharmaceutical applications, in particular preservative free formulations. The nozzle body (2,8) contains a microbial barrier, particularly a microvalve (23,24) between a fluid supply channel (9) and said cavity (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: MEDSPRAY B.V.
    Inventors: Wietze Nijdam, Henri Joseph Van Egmond, Cornelis Johannes Maria Van Rijn
  • Patent number: 11009468
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for applying RF energy to determine a processing state of an object placed in a cavity, during processing of the object. The method includes applying RF energy to the object during the processing via at least one radiating element, receiving RF feedback from in or around the cavity, said RF feedback being indicative of a dielectric response of the cavity and/or the object to electromagnetic (EM) fields excited in the cavity, mathematically manipulating the RF feedback to obtain computed RF feedback, determining one or more processing states of the object based on a correlation between the computed RF feedback and the one or more processing states of the object, and monitoring the computed RF feedback during the applying to monitor the one or more processing states of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: GOJI LIMITED
    Inventors: Yuval Ben Haim, Sharon Hadad, Avner Libman, Igal Yaari, Maksim Berezin, Elliad Silcoff, Amichai Ron
  • Patent number: 11002235
    Abstract: A fuel injection device is provided with a valve body, a nozzle needle, a movable plate, and a support spring. The valve body has a control chamber therein. The control chamber is defined by a defining wall which has a dividing wall portion. The dividing wall portion divides the control chamber into an accommodation chamber and a backpressure chamber. The accommodation chamber accommodates a movable plate and a support spring. A fuel pressure in the backpressure chamber is applied to the nozzle needle. The dividing wall portion has a restriction hole fluidly connecting the accommodation chamber and the backpressure chamber with each other, and a support surface supporting the support spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kojiro Inoue, Jun Kondo
  • Patent number: 11000860
    Abstract: A shower facility includes a shower assembly and a wireless remote control device. The shower assembly includes a hydroelectricity device and an outlet control device electrically connected to the hydroelectricity device, wherein the hydroelectricity device could provide electricity to the outlet control device. The hydroelectricity device has an inlet opening, and the outlet control device has at least three outlet openings. The wireless remote control device is signal-connected to the shower assembly. When the wireless remote control device is operated to transmit an operating signal to the shower assembly, the outlet control device would receive the operating signal to control the opening and closing of the outlet openings, and one of the outlet openings communicates with the inlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PURITY (XIAMEN) SANITARY WARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: James Wu, Alex Wu, Ce-Wen Yang
  • Patent number: 11000861
    Abstract: A shower includes a main body and a control member. The main body includes an inner wall composed an accommodating space, an inlet opening, multiple outlet openings, an inlet bore and multiple outlet bores; the inlet opening communicates with the inlet bore through an inlet channel in the main body; each of the outlet openings communicates with a corresponding one of the outlet bores through an individual outlet channel; the control member is positioned in the accommodating space, wherein the control member could be operated to select one of the outlet opening being able to outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: PURITY (XIAMEN) SANITARY WARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: James Wu, Alex Wu, Ce-Wen Yang
  • Patent number: 10994704
    Abstract: A transport vehicle spray apparatus. The transport vehicle spray apparatus has at least one storage tank. A pump transports material from the storage tank through at least one filter and a manifold to at least one spray bar. The spray bar incorporates spray nozzles through which the material from the storage tank is dispensed. In one embodiment, the spray bar is connected to a collapsible frame on the top and back of the transport vehicle storage space. The collapsible frame can expand and collapse by sliding along the length of the walls of the transport vehicle storage space. As the frame expands and collapses, the spray bar coats the interior surfaces of the transport vehicle storage space with the material from the storage tank. The transport vehicle spray apparatus is utilized to spray and coat the walls of a transport vehicle's storage space with a desired fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: William Morris, John Baker, Wendell Austin
  • Patent number: 10989356
    Abstract: An oil nozzle assembly is disclosed. In various embodiments, the assembly includes a nozzle body oriented along an axial center line, comprising a main portion, and a tip portion connected to the main portion; a nozzle insert, comprising a sleeve, an end wall connected to the sleeve, an orifice disposed in the end wall, the orifice fluidly coupled to the tip portion, and a first finger extending axially from the end wall; and a retaining ring configured to engage the first finger to the nozzle body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Adam G. Smedresman, Yuk-Kwan Brian Yuen
  • Patent number: 10987690
    Abstract: A manually-operated paint spray gun includes a body having a nozzle for atomizing paint to be sprayed and a handle forming a handgrip and provided with a connector for the inflow of compressed air to be supplied to the nozzle, wherein the handle of the gun has a compressed air regulator operatively associated to which is a pressure sensor at least part of which is arranged in a removable portion of the handle forming a substantial part of the dorsal area of the handgrip and is separated from the inflow connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: ANEST IWATA STRATEGIC CENTER S.R.L
    Inventors: Marco Negri, Roberto De Gregori
  • Patent number: 10969112
    Abstract: A switch for operating a heating element of a cooking appliance includes a first contact electrically connected with the heating element, a second contact electrically connected with a power source. A bimetal strip is configured to electrically connect and disconnect the first and second contacts. The switch further includes a rotatable cam member having a cam surface for operative engagement with a cam follower. The cam surface has a profile dimension that is at least partially variable about the rotational axis of the cam member and is configured to cause displacement of the cam follower as a function of its rotational orientation to thereby adjust an operating temperature of the heating element. The cam surface is configured such that the operating temperature can be adjusted up to but not beyond a predetermined maximum temperature via rotation of the cam member. Circuits incorporating such a switch also are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Electrolux Home Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Constantin Lamasanu, Lloyd Smith
  • Patent number: 10960247
    Abstract: A fire extinguishing tool for extinguishing a fire on ground without a chemical fire extinguisher includes a handle that has a head being oriented at an angle with a shaft. Thus, the head can be oriented parallel with ground when the shaft is gripped. A panel is coupled to the head and the panel lies on a plane oriented parallel to ground when the shaft is gripped. Additionally, the panel is positionable on the ground to stamp out a fire burning on the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Antonino Arcaraz
  • Patent number: 10952426
    Abstract: The animal repellent canister is a chemical dispenser. The animal repellent canister is configured for use in driving away nuisance animals (hereinafter pests). The animal repellent canister stores and dispenses a repellent material known to repel pests. The animal repellent canister dispenses the repellent material in a gas phase. The animal repellent canister contains the repellent material in a water impermeable structure such that precipitation will not wash away the repellent material. The animal repellent canister comprises a dispenser, a ground anchor, and the repellent material. The dispenser contains the repellent material in a phase selected from the group consisting of a liquid phase and a solid phase. The dispenser releases the repellent material in a gas phase. The ground anchor anchors the dispenser to the ground such that the dispenser is elevated above the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Fred Boyd
  • Patent number: 10953255
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining the accuracy of a foam addition system on a firefighting vehicle are disclosed. The methods may include measuring the amount of a test water stream flowing through a foam metering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: E-One, Inc.
    Inventors: Leroy C. Stephens, Rickie W. White, Jr.