Patents Examined by Craig Schneider
  • Patent number: 10145091
    Abstract: An easy-to-install tap structure includes a tap body, a pipe joint and a connecting pipe for communicating the tap body with the pipe joint. The connecting pipe is arranged between the tap body and the pipe joint. When the tap structure is used for a wash basin, there is no need to connect a braided hose; in the process of replacing a tap, there is no need to replace the pipe joint and the connecting pipe, so that the pipe joint and the connecting pipe can be used many times; and when the tap is dismounted, the tap body can be directly rotated, and when the tap is mounted, the connecting pipe is directly adjusted to rotate until the water outlet of the tap is arranged in the correct direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventor: Jianhua Xu
  • Patent number: 10138883
    Abstract: An air pump includes an air reservoir, a discharge passage, a valve, and a pusher. The discharge passage includes a first section and a second section wider than the first section. The valve, disposed in a first position, includes first and second seal ends respectively disposed in the first and second sections. The valve, disposed in a second position, includes the first seal end disengaging from the first section and includes the second seal end disposed in the second section. The second seal end has a greater cross-sectional area than the first seal end. The pusher is movably retained in the air reservoir and is movable between a first position spaced from the valve and a second position abutting the valve. The valve is disposed in the second position when the pusher is disposed in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Scott Wu
  • Patent number: 10138621
    Abstract: A faucet handle assembly includes a faucet handle, a handle adaptor, and a bonnet. The handle adaptor includes a plurality of end stops extending radially outward therefrom, and is configured to rotatably couple the faucet handle to a fluid control valve disposed within a valve body, and rotatably couple to the valve body by the plurality of end stops. The bonnet includes an inner ring having a plurality of locking features, and is configured to be removably coupled to the valve body by the plurality of locking features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: David H. Ritter, Brian S. Core
  • Patent number: 10132421
    Abstract: A solenoid includes a coil configured to generate magnetic force when a current flows therethrough; a stator core provided inside the coil, the stator core being configured to be excited by the magnetic force of the coil; a plunger received in a plunger chamber formed inside the stator core, the plunger being configured to move toward an attraction part in the plunger chamber by the magnetic force of the coil; a shaft provided to be able to move, together with the plunger, along axial direction; and a filter provided inside the stator core. The filter is provided on a side of the attraction part from the plunger and in an axial range where the coil is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: KYB Corporation
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Hironaka
  • Patent number: 10134611
    Abstract: A collector assembly for use with a spin chuck includes a base component, a top component and a first intermediate component configured to be fitted between the base component and the top component. The base, top and first intermediate components are configured so as to be interconnectable to form a process enclosure and so as to be separable from one another. The base component and the intermediate component each comprise collector wall segments such that when the base, top and first intermediate components are interfitted, the wall segments together define an outer side wall of the collector assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LAM RESEARCH AG
    Inventors: Reinhold Schwarzenbacher, Ulrich Tschinderle
  • Patent number: 10125885
    Abstract: A check valve mounting structure includes a seat plate including a mounting hole and linked notches, a tubular bottom fitting with the top end thereof aimed at the mounting hole and having lugs extended from the periphery, and a holder block including a top receptacle, a shoulder and a bottom receptacle, which includes protruding portions outwardly extended from the periphery, first channels upwardly extended from the bottom side to a predetermined distance and second channels respectively and horizontally extended from the top ends of the first channels toward the periphery thereof. The bottom receptacle is attached onto the tubular bottom fitting, allowing the protruding portions to pass through the notches. The lugs are respectively inserted into the first channels and the second channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Holimay Corporation
    Inventor: Yu-Ming Hsiao
  • Patent number: 10124158
    Abstract: A clamp for clamping flexible tubing is disclosed. The clamp includes a body having a first portion, a second portion, a first passage through the first portion, and a second passage through the second portion. The first passage is configured to compress a first length of the flexible tubing. The second passage is configured to compress a second length of the flexible tubing that does not overlap the first length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Denton Davis, Jonathan Walborn, Roger Greenwald
  • Patent number: 10125908
    Abstract: A fluid coupling has an outlet for receiving the lead end of a tubular fluid conduit having an external locking shoulder. The coupling also holds within it adjacent an outlet a valve body that is normally closed, but is contacted and displaced against the closing force of a bias spring to open the outlet when the conduit is fully inserted and locked into the coupling by way of said locking shoulder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Oetiker NY, Inc.
    Inventor: James Kujawski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10126212
    Abstract: A hose or tube for transporting a gas specimen has an inner envelope, forming a diffusion barrier and containing a plurality of perforation holes, and an outer envelope, forming a diffusion layer and resting on the inner envelope. The object is to develop a hose or tube so as to ensure transport of a gas specimen over as great a distance as possible without substantial weakening of the concentration, and at the same time without impairing the ability of the gas to be detected to diffuse into the hose or tube. For this purpose, the outer envelope contains diffusion-inhibiting sealing zones on its inner surface, which zones overlap the perforation holes in the inner envelope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AREVA GmbH
    Inventor: Walter Knoblach
  • Patent number: 10119621
    Abstract: A valve having a diverting cartridge with an integral pressure balance for tubs, spouts and shower heads comprising of a housing having an opening to receive a cartridge, wherein the housing has a cold water inlet, a hot water inlet, and a shower outlet and a spout outlet. The cartridge has a cylindrical body with a plurality of cold water inlet apertures, a plurality of hot water inlet apertures and an outlet aperture designed on the cylindrical body. The hot and cold water inlet apertures of the cartridge are in alignment with the inlets of the housing for allowing hot and cold water to enter to the cartridge. A stationary sleeve with a cylindrical body is sized and placed inside the cartridge. The stationary sleeve has a plurality of first-apertures for hot water inlet, a plurality of second-apertures for tempered water outlet, and a plurality of third-apertures for cold water inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Silvano Breda
  • Patent number: 10118702
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a water management system for use on board a passenger transport vehicle. The water management system may be used to address and manage excess humidity, water leaks, or any other instance when water or other liquid may collect at a certain location. The disclosure provides a system for managing excess water and for optionally delivering the water to another location. The removal location may be a disposal outlet or it may be a beneficial use of the collected water on-board the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: MAG Aerospace Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Keith Holmes, Razmik B. Boodaghians, John Yu
  • Patent number: 10119558
    Abstract: A control device, in particular for hydraulically controlling components of mobile working machines, has a pressure supply connection (P) and a tank or return connection (T) in addition to two user connections (A, B). Control and/or regulating valves (10, 14, 16, 18) are connected between the individual connections (P, T, A, B). Two control lines (C, Z) can control at least one of the control and/or regulating valves. A modular-type functional block (24, 26) is connected to at least one of the control lines (C, Z).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Sascha Alexander Biwersi, Marcus Hettiger, Marcus Simon Specks, Christoph Stoenner, Marcus Karl Pfeiffer, Erik Lautner
  • Patent number: 10113679
    Abstract: A manifold through which a fluid is adapted to flow. The manifold includes an elongated member at least partially defining a fluid chamber through which the fluid is adapted to flow, a longitudinal axis, and an interior surface; a fluid liner disposed within the fluid chamber and adapted to dynamically respond to pressure fluctuations within the fluid chamber as the fluid flows therethrough; and a wear indicator positioned radially between the interior surface of the elongated member and the longitudinal axis. The fluid liner is subject to wear and/or erosion due to the flow of the fluid therethrough and/or the dynamic response of the fluid liner to the pressure fluctuations within the fluid chamber. The wear indicator is adapted to indicate the degree to which the fluid liner has been subjected to the wear and/or erosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: S.P.M. FLOW CONTROL, INC.
    Inventor: Charles Ben Shuck
  • Patent number: 10107405
    Abstract: The invention discloses a tilting disc check valve, which includes a left valve body (1), a right valve body (2), a large valve plate (3), a small valve plate (4) and a diaphragm control group (5), wherein the left valve body (1) and the right valve body (2) are butted into a whole through oblique openings; the oblique openings are inclined in a manner that upper parts are inclined towards the right valve body (2); the diaphragm control group (5) is arranged on the left valve body (1); the large valve plate (3) is arranged along the oblique openings; the large valve plate (3) is positioned in a valve cavity formed by the left valve body (1) and the right valve body (2); the large valve plate (3) is suspended on shaft holes of the left valve body (3) through valve shafts (6); the small valve plate (4) is connected with the diaphragm control group (5); and the small valve plate (4) is mounted at a slow closing valve port of the large valve plate (3) through a small valve plate pin shaft (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Jing Huang, Jianqun Luo, Xinchun Gui, Aihua Tang, Jianguo Yin, Zhen Dong
  • Patent number: 10106391
    Abstract: A lidded funnel device provides a funnel having an enclosable interior space. The device includes a funnel having a stem section extending from a mouth section. An upper edge of the mouth section defines a broad opening into the funnel. The stem section has a polygonal exterior surface. An end cap is engageable to the stem section to cover and seal an open end of the stem section. Each of a plurality of pins is coupled to the mouth section. Each of a plurality of clips extends from a lid. The clips are removably engageable to the pins wherein the lid is pivotally coupled to the funnel. The lid is shaped complementary to the upper edge of the mouth section to cover the broad opening into the funnel when the lid is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Joel Schmitt
  • Patent number: 10107441
    Abstract: A pipe reinforcement system for reinforcing a pipe connection, pipe section, or length of pipe. The invention is most applicable to pipe sections used in commercial, industrial, or manufacturing processes conveying abrasive materials. The pipe reinforcement system uses several interlocking tiles placed over the pipe section to produce a smooth inner surface. The edges of the tiles overlap each other, producing a leak-resistant skin. A cover which maintains air pressure within the pipe is placed over the tiles, keeping them in place and holding them against the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Progressive Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen T. Hinton, Todd N. Allison
  • Patent number: 10105033
    Abstract: An auxiliary gray water supply device captures used wash water from a commercial warewashing machine for supply to a pre-rinse station without substantial modification of the commercial warewashing machine. The captured wash water and treatment agent are delivered to a pre-rinse station for pre-rinsing of dishes that will be washed within the commercial warewashing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Seven Hour Drive, LLC
    Inventors: Eduardo Yong Lee, Daniel John Dickenson
  • Patent number: 10107240
    Abstract: Check valves, Venturi devices and engines that include the check valves are disclosed. The check valves define an internal cavity having a first port and a second port, a first seat and a second seat, and a translatable seal disk. The first seat is proximate the first port and has a first annular seal bead, and a second annular seal bead radially inward from the first annular seal bead. The seal disk has a first sealing portion seatable against the first annular seal bead and a second sealing portion seatable against the second annular seal bead (both of a first thickness), an intermediate portion between the first and second sealing portions of a second thickness, and a lip portion defining the outer periphery of the seal disk of a third thickness. The second thickness is greater than the first thickness, and the third thickness is less than the first thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Dayco IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: David E. Fletcher, Brian M. Graichen, Matthew C. Gilmer, Andrew D. Niedert, James H. Miller, Keith Hampton
  • Patent number: 10100937
    Abstract: A line blind valve installed between pipes to open or block a pipeline, in which the line blind valve includes: a valve body having opening portions formed at front and rear sides thereof, respectively; a front sheet formed from the opening portion of the front side toward an inside of the valve body, and a rear sheet formed from the opening portion of the rear side toward the inside of the valve body; an opening blind installed during opening of the pipeline and a blocking blind installed during blocking of the pipeline, the opening and blocking blinds being inserted between the front and rear sheets; and a gear unit coupled to the rear sheet in a threaded manner, and configured to press the opening blind or the blocking blind toward the front sheet by moving forward so that the opening or the blocking blind is fixed to the front sheet, and is sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventor: Byeong-ryong Kim
  • Patent number: 10099549
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an operating fluid container (10) made of thermoplastic material for a motor vehicle and a method for equipping an operating fluid container with a stiffening element (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: Klaus Gebert, Ulrich Karsch, Dirk Eulitz, Hartmut Wolf