Patents Examined by Cody Lieuwen
  • Patent number: 10239075
    Abstract: A nozzle gun includes a nozzle main body, an operating member attached to the nozzle main body to be movable toward and away from the nozzle main body, and a stopper attached to the nozzle main body to be pivotable between a locked position and a non-lock position and having a locking portion and receptacles, wherein when the operating member is moved toward the nozzle main body and the stopper is placed in the locked position, the locking portion engages with the operating member to prevent the operating member from moving away from the nozzle main body, when the stopper is in the non-lock position, the locking portion does not engage with the operating member, and when the operating member is moved toward the nozzle main body with the stopper in the non-lock position, the operating member presses the receptacles to cause the stopper to pivot into the locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Takagi Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Sunaba, Megumu Yasuda
  • Patent number: 10220398
    Abstract: The invention relates to a new atomizing device with improved droplet formation. Smaller droplets are formed with increased micronized volume throughput, wherein high volumes of air are fed to a liquid sprayed from a liquid nozzle (2). High volume ratios result in mean free path between droplets being conveyed so as to minimize collisions and to prevent aggregation of the droplet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Omya International AG
    Inventors: George Saunders, Ryan Kittredge
  • Patent number: 10196801
    Abstract: A flow regulator includes a housing portion, a diversion device, an annular seat and an elastic water stop ring. The annular seat, the diversion device and the housing portion are fixedly assembled together. The diversion device includes a periphery wall disposed with diversion holes, a central base within the periphery wall and a deflecting annular wall fixedly connecting the periphery wall and the central base. The external periphery surface of the deflecting annular wall is gradually larger downwardly from the central base to the periphery wall. The central base at least partly extends out of the internal hole of the annular seat. A water flow clearance is formed between the central base and the hole wall of the internal hole of the annular seat. The water flow clearance is disposed above the deflecting annular wall so that water flows out of the flowing clearance and onto the deflecting annular wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Feilong Huang, Guosong Zhao, Wenxing Chen
  • Patent number: 10195623
    Abstract: A marker airbrush device for transferring marking solution from a marking device onto a writing surface using air is provided. The airbrush device includes a housing with an air outlet, a dual-action trigger for controlling an amount of air travelling through the air outlet, and a marker positioner coupled to the housing. The dual-action trigger may be either pushed down or pulled back to control air flow through the air outlet. The marker positioner positions a marking device relative to the air outlet such that air traveling through the air outlet contacts at least one surface of the marking device to transfer marking solution onto a writing surface. The marker positioner may include a rotatable collar that couples the marking device within the marker position and creates a seal around the marking device to prevent pressurized air from escaping around the marking device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Crayola, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Brand, Adam Scott Sharp, Thomas R. Rau, Adam Sandt, John D. McBride, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10195633
    Abstract: A liquid droplet production apparatus includes a perforate membrane, with liquid being supplied to one side of the membrane. An actuator for vibrating the membrane is provided. The vibration causes liquid droplets to be ejected from the other side of the membrane. Magnetic force is used to connect the actuator to the membrane so that the vibration can be transmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: THE TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP PLC
    Inventors: Daniel Crichton, Robert Gordon Maurice Selby, David Martin Pooley
  • Patent number: 10189037
    Abstract: A spray gun includes a one-piece main body, a trigger, a paint needle operating element coupled to the trigger, a paint needle coupled to the paint needle operating element, and an exchangeable spray agent guiding unit, the inlet region of which is or can be connected to a material supply device for the material to be sprayed, wherein the main body has at least one opening for receiving the exchangeable spray agent directing unit. Also disclosed is a material supply device, a cover, a method for mounting an exchangeable spray agent guiding unit in or on a spray gun having a one-piece main body, and a method for removing an exchangeable spray agent directing unit from or out of a one-piece spray gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: SATA GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Ewald Schmon, Peter Dettlaff, Jens Brose
  • Patent number: 10179337
    Abstract: A multifunctional shower head includes a shower head main body including a high-volume water inlet and at least two outlets; a dial button; a switching fitting and a water stoppage fitting respectively linked to the dial button; a cyclic switch including a water diversion plate and water diversion body having at least two outlets; and a water stoppage switch including a water stoppage valve. When the dial button rotates in a first direction, the water stoppage fitting moves away from the water stoppage switch, and the switching fitting abuts against the cyclic switch thus switching to connect a different outlet of the water diversion body. When the dial button rotates in a second direction, the switching fitting moves away from the cyclic switch, and the water stoppage fitting abuts against the water stoppage switch thus closing the high-volume water inlet to achieve water stoppage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fengde Lin, Mingfu Zhang, Wenxing Chen
  • Patent number: 10166557
    Abstract: An electrostatic spray system includes an electrostatic tool, a spray tip assembly configured to receive a coating material, and an airflow to atomize and charge the coating material, and spray the coating material in an airflow direction. The spray tip assembly includes a first air cap horn having a recess in a first distal surface, a first charging pin disposed within the recess, and a grounded pin coupled to the spray tip assembly. The first charging pin and the grounded pin are configured to produce an electric field that charges the coating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Carlisle Fluid Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David Martin Seitz
  • Patent number: 10145346
    Abstract: An electromagnetic fuel valve has a valve chamber, a valve element and a valve seat assigned to the valve element. The valve chamber is delimited by an electromagnetic drive which moves the valve element relative to the valve seat. The drive includes a receiving housing for a coil carrier with an electrical coil. A magnet core is inserted into the coil carrier and has an end section facing the valve element. At an open sealing end facing toward the valve chamber, a sealing element is arranged between the end section of the magnet core and the receiving housing. To achieve good sealing, that end section of the magnet core situated in the sealing element expands the sealing element and compresses the material thereof radially against the edge of the sealing end of the receiving housing to seal the valve chamber to the interior space of the receiving housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Jens Ramler, Felix Mayer, Wolfgang Layher, Georg Maier, Takumi Nonaka, Hiroyuki Oka, Hideki Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10144017
    Abstract: A nozzle tip assembly comprises a nozzle housing and a break-up insert. The nozzle assembly is adapted for receiving multiple pre-cursor fluids from multiple lumen. The pre-cursor fluids are kept substantially separate and forced around the break-up insert into a channel formed between the insert and the nozzle housing. Fluid is forced into fluted channels on a distal end of the break-up insert into a swirl chamber where mixing occurs prior to being expelled through an exit orifice in the nozzle housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Neomend, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter G. Davis, Tina L. McArthur, Andrew J. Basilio, Kristina L. Clampitt
  • Patent number: 10130968
    Abstract: A system and method for reducing or increasing the mechanical structure resonance of a synthetic jet device is disclosed. A synthetic jet device includes a first plate, a second plate spaced apart from the first plate, a spacing component coupled to and positioned between the first and second plates to form a chamber and including an orifice therein, and an actuator element coupled to at least one of the first and second plates to selectively cause deflection thereof, thereby changing a volume within the chamber so that a series of fluid vortices is generated and projected out from the orifice of the spacing component. At least one of the first and second plates includes a modified section that alters a mechanical resonance of the synthetic jet device, so as to control a level of acoustic noise generated by the synthetic jet device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Hendrik Pieter Jacobus de Bock, Bryan Patrick Whalen, Stanton Earl Weaver, Charles Erklin Seeley
  • Patent number: 10124350
    Abstract: A hand-held shower head capable of measuring and suggesting replacement of filtering core handle includes a lower shell, an upper shell, a battery mount, a signal circuit device and a water flow measuring unit containing an impeller shaft, a magnetic element and a supporter. The water flow measuring unit and impeller shaft are disposed in a lower handle filter cartridge mounting section of the lower shell while the battery mount and a battery contained therein are disposed in an upper handle filter cartridge mounting section of the upper shell, and both the lower and upper handle filter cartridge mounting sections abut the handle filter cartridge to provide an even overall weight distribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Ying Lin Cai, Chao Fou Hsu
  • Patent number: 10098434
    Abstract: Provided is a sprayer usable as a cosmetic mist device and an inhaler. The sprayer includes an air pump, a motor, a battery, a mist nozzle, a tank for storing a mist liquid concentrate, and a vertically long, cylindrical, main body case. The main body case is divided into front and back chambers by a division wall, and the tank is housed in the front chamber. The air pump, the motor, and an electrical component section including the battery are disposed, in this order, in the back chamber. The tank is formed in a vertically long shape occupying most of the front chamber without affecting an outer shape of the main body case. A grip portion is formed in a recessed manner at an upper portion of a back face of the main body case and the air pump and the motor are disposed near the grip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignees: Sunstar Inc., Maxell Holdings, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Nishiura, Akio Yonetani, Hironobu Nagano, Kazuhiko Inoue, Yugo Watari, Yusuke Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10091945
    Abstract: A device for spraying bulk or piecemeal products includes a casing with a rotary spraying organ and a lateral ejection opening prolonged by a spout. The rotary organ includes radial vanes designed to form a material jet directed along the axis of the spout, with generation of a carrier air stream. The ejection opening is provided with a bounding rim disposed on that side of the opening which is last to be reached by the outer peripheral ends of the vanes in the course of their rotation during operational functioning of the device. The spraying device also includes an active and mobile organ, designed for directing the products that come into contact with it through the opening, into the spout and substantially into the jet of ejected material. The active and mobile organ is disposed in the region of the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Kuhn-Audureau SA
    Inventors: Charly Garnier, Christophe Roger
  • Patent number: 10087609
    Abstract: A tamper-resistant aerator including an aerator cartridge, an insert defining at least one removal slot, and a locking ring defining at least one removal slot at least partially disposed within a housing is disclosed. The locking ring rotates with respect to the housing to allow alignment of the removal slot of the locking ring with the removal slot of the insert. Alignment of the slots form a continuous passageway through the locking ring and into the insert. Alternatively, a plurality of removal slots may be provided. A mating engagement between the locking ring and the housing secures the locking ring within the housing while still allowing it to rotate with respect to the housing. An aerator system is also provided comprising an aerator as described above and a tool adapted to be received in the continuous passageway formed by the alignment of the slots and engage the insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: SDB IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Shawn D. Bush
  • Patent number: 10081027
    Abstract: A marker airbrush device for transferring marking solution from a marking device onto a writing surface using air is provided. The airbrush device includes a housing with an air outlet, a trigger for controlling an amount of air travelling through the air outlet, and a marker positioner coupled to the housing. The marker positioner positions a marking device relative to the air outlet such that air traveling through the air outlet contacts at least one surface of the marking device to transfer marking solution onto a writing surface. In embodiments, rotation of a portion of the marker positioner advances and/or retracts the marking device with respect to the flow of air through the air outlet, thereby altering the angle and/or amount of air that contacts the marking device during spraying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: CRAYOLA, LLC
    Inventors: Douglas Brand, Adam Scott Sharp, Thomas R. Rau, Adam Sandt, John D. McBride, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10058722
    Abstract: The present invention especially relates to a fire protection system (1) with a wetting system (23) which is designed and equipped for the wetting of a predetermined extinguishing volume (11) with extinguishing water, wherein the wetting system (23) is designed and equipped in such a way that in a pure water-gas extinguishing measure within a defined operating envelope the concentration of extinguishing gas in the extinguishing volume remains below the extinguishing concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: APPARATEBAU GAUTING GMBH
    Inventors: Karl Albrecht Hopfe, Gerd Wedler, Jan-Boris Philipp, Alexander Rosam
  • Patent number: 10046186
    Abstract: The system includes a pod suspended beneath the aircraft and above a water fillable and emptyable bucket. Polymer gel emulsion preparation equipment is included at the bucket. The pod includes an elongate shaft for carrying structural loads between a cable extending down from the aircraft and the bucket. The pod also includes a polymer gel tank. A polymer gel pump delivers polymer gel to the polymer gel emulsion preparation equipment within the bucket when required. The pod is configured to include a pathway for routing of various lines from the aircraft down to the bucket, and past the polymer gel tank. Sub-systems for filling the polymer gel tank and for equalizing pressure within the polymer gel tank are also included with the pod, so that the pod provides a modular polymer gel storage for use with polymer gel emulsion preparation equipment within a bucket suspended beneath the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventor: Leonard E. Doten
  • Patent number: 10046191
    Abstract: An antifreeze is provided for deployment in wet sprinkler systems located in cold environments. The antifreezes allows for the wet sprinkler system to be actuated under temperatures below 32° F. Wet sprinklers, methods of preventing wet sprinklers from freezing and methods of extinguishing fires also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Fire Products LP
    Inventors: Hayden Erik Hernandez, Jeremy Tyler Cogswell
  • Patent number: 10016769
    Abstract: A multi-functional shower includes body unit, a switch unit, a rain shower unit, a head shower unit and a connecting pipe. The body unit has connecting portion to connect a straight portion and a sloping portion. The rain shower unit is disposed inside the straight portion, and the switch unit and the head shower unit are disposed inside the sloping portion, the connecting pipe is disposed inside the connecting portion and is connected to the switch unit and the rain shower unit. The body unit is disposed with an inlet waterway. By rotating the switch unit, the inlet waterway is connected to the rain shower unit or the head shower unit, or is connected to the rain shower unit and the head shower unit at the same time, making water flow out of the rain shower unit or the head shower unit or both at the same time, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhaojin Yin, Mingfu Zhang, Bin Cao, Huasong Zhou