Patents Examined by David J Laux
  • Patent number: 10806300
    Abstract: A foldable grill box for portable grilling includes a plurality of box sides comprising a bottom side, a front side, a back side, a right side, and a left side. Each of the front side, the back side, the right side, and the left side has a bottom edge, a top edge, an inner face, and an outer face. The bottom side has a front edge, a back edge, a right edge, a left edge, a top face, and a bottom face. A plurality of hinges is coupled to the plurality of box sides to allow the plurality of box sides to move between an open and alternate closed position. A grill is selectively engageable with the plurality of box sides. The plurality of box sides is configured to house a fire and the grill is configured to function as a grilling surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Kevin O'Bryant
  • Patent number: 10806298
    Abstract: A heating or cooking method and apparatus is provided. The heating or cooking method or apparatus includes an insulated combustion chamber having an opening at one end and an extension ring extending from the open end. The extension ring may have at least one tab extending from the extension ring, configured to provide an air exhaust space when a piece of cookware is used with the heating apparatus. A fuel receptacle configured to fit inside the combustion chamber has a raised center section with at least one heat channel and a peripheral section with at least one hooded slot. The fuel receptacle may also have a lateral wall separated from the inner enclosure wall of the combustion chamber by a space when the fuel receptacle is situated within the combustion chamber. A grill having essentially the same perimeter shape as the fuel receptacle and a handle is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Oscar Enrique Figueroa, Silvia Elizabeth Figueroa
  • Patent number: 10801732
    Abstract: A control console for an appliance such as a cooking range and a method of assembling. The control console can include a front glass panel that is full-width so as to overlay or cover metal portions of the console as viewed from the front of the appliance. A frame may include one or more brackets having a movable paddle that can be used with an adhesive to facilitate manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Andrew Kozinski, Daniel Ian Moore
  • Patent number: 10804839
    Abstract: The present invention typically features integrative configurability for transportation/storage, and disintegrative configurability for operation. Two half-cases are coupled to obtain a case. A case is uncoupled to obtain two half-cases. Each half-case houses a solar panel (pivotably connected to the half-case) and a U-bar (pivotably connected to the solar panel). The solar panel is pivoted away from the half-case's interior to the angle-of-inclination desired for collecting solar energy. The U-bar is pivoted away from the solar panel's back to securely fit into one of plural parallel slots provided across the half-case's interior, the U-bar thereby holding the solar panel in place at the desired angle-of-inclination. The half-cases are laid flat individually to collect solar energy. A half-case is “compacted” by pivoting the U-bar proximate the solar panel's back and pivoting the solar panel proximate the half-case's interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Clint Justin Govar, Evan Thomas Rule, Eric Bennet Shields, Anthony C. Suggs, Richard Patrick Hardy
  • Patent number: 10794632
    Abstract: A cover plate for use in lyophilization processes is provided. The cover plate includes a base portion and a plurality of protuberances which project from the base portion. The protuberances are adapted to fit in one or more delivery containers, such as syringe barrels. The cover plate permits the escape of vapor from the one or more delivery containers during a lyophilization process. In addition, the cover plate prevents the escape of lyophilizate from the one or more delivery containers during a lyophilization process. Vent features provided to provide enhanced and preferred venting operations during lyophilization processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TOLMAR THERAPEUTICS, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin Stuart McCann, Herbert Robert Brinkman, John Milton Downing
  • Patent number: 10788208
    Abstract: Method for indirectly preheating a fluid upstream of a furnace, wherein the fluid is preheated by indirect heat exchange with fumes discharged from the furnace through a medium in a chamber, and wherein the flow rate of the medium in the chamber is adjusted on the basis of at least one of the following temperatures: the temperature of the discharged fumes, the temperature of the medium in the chamber, the temperature of the preheated fluid, and the temperature of the wall separating the discharged fumes from the medium in the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Luc Jarry, Peter Van Kampen
  • Patent number: 10782029
    Abstract: A home appliance is provided. The home appliance includes a main body having an opening, a door disposed on one side of the main body, the door being configured to open or close the opening, and a damping assembly configured to be operated by the door. The damping assembly includes a first lever installed in the main body, the first lever being configured to be movable when the door is pressed, a second lever connected to the first lever, and a cylinder connected to the second lever, the cylinder being configured to be movable in a direction that is parallel to a movement path of the first lever.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wan Gi Park, Byoung Hak Kim, Yong Bin Lim, Jeong Hoon Kang, Dong Hyun Sohn, Ga Young Jo
  • Patent number: 10782018
    Abstract: A gas burner assembly and a method of operating the same are provided. The gas burner assembly includes fuel valve for providing a flow of fuel and an air pump for providing a flow of air into a boost fuel chamber prior to combustion. The method includes obtaining a predetermined cold start airflow schedule and modifying the cold start airflow schedule if the operating history of the gas burner assembly indicates that the temperature of the gas burner assembly is elevated, e.g., not cold. Specifically, the warmer the gas burner assembly, the more the airflow is increased relative to the cold start airflow schedule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Bryan Cadima
  • Patent number: 10782016
    Abstract: A system for removing impurities from post-combustion gas includes an oxidizer and a reducer operatively connected to the oxidizer, the reducer configured to receive the post-combustion gas. The system further includes a CLOU material capable of selective circulation between the oxidizer and reducer. The CLOU material further oxidizes impurities present in the post-combustion gas to reduce or remove the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Iqbal Abdulally, Shin Gyoo Kang
  • Patent number: 10782067
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a new device, a system and a method for both cooking and drying or removing the water phase from material. The device of the present invention has a large area for heat exchange and scrapers which stir the material in the container rather than transferring it around in circles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: HEDINN HF.
    Inventor: Gunnar Palsson
  • Patent number: 10779679
    Abstract: An assemblable grill can be dismantled and is easy to clean, and a grill bridge may also be dismantled and is easy to clean. Additionally, the assemblable grill includes first and second stands, and multiple grates assembled such that both side portions thereof are inserted in and coupled to the first and second stands. Furthermore, grates can easily be separated from the first and second stands for cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Eun Ju Kim
  • Patent number: 10778876
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a domestic appliance, in particular domestic oven, comprising: —a treatment chamber; —at least one inner panel (6) and one outer panel (1) for allowing insight into the interior of the treatment chamber from the exterior; —at least one optical monitoring device (4) for optically monitoring at least a part of the interior of the treatment chamber through the inner panel (6) and the outer panel (1); —at least one optical shade element (2) for at least partially preventing irritating light from reaching an optical sensor of the optical monitoring device (4); characterized in that the optical monitoring device (4) is arranged on a side of the outer panel (1) opposite to the treatment chamber side of the outer panel (1) and in a distance to the outer panel (1), and wherein the optical shade element (2) is arranged in an intermediate space between inner panel and outer panel (1) and circumferentially encloses at least partially the optical path (9) of the optical monitoring device (
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventor: Gunther Göttlein
  • Patent number: 10775042
    Abstract: A combustion burner includes a fuel nozzle configured to blow in fuel gas of solid fuel and air, a combustion air nozzle configured to blow in air from the outside of the fuel nozzle, and at least one flame stabilizer arranged on the axial center side at a distal end of the fuel nozzle. The flame stabilizer is arranged at the distal end, and has a flame stabilizing member whose width increases in a direction toward the distal end, and a straightening vane having a plate shape and being arranged on an extension of the flame stabilizing member on the upstream side in a flow direction of the fuel gas. An abrasion-resistant member is arranged on a wide width surface of the flame stabilizer, and an abrasion-resistant member is arranged on at least a part of the straightening vane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuhei Takashima, Akimasa Takayama, Keigo Matsumoto, Noboru Kawamoto, Ryuichiro Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10760789
    Abstract: A boiler includes an enclosure having at least a supply for fuel and oxidizer and at least a supply for a SNCR reagent. The supply for the SNCR reagent includes at least a regulation valve for the SNCR reagent. The boiler includes at least a sensor for measuring information indicative of the NOx concentration over at least one given enclosure cross section. The boiler includes a controller connected to the at least a sensor and to the at least a regulation valve. The controller regulates the SNCR reagent supply according to the measured information indicative of the NOx concentration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Hilber, Klaus Schnieder
  • Patent number: 10759696
    Abstract: A method of treating cement kiln fuel includes introducing an additive to a fuel component to form a fuel mixture. The fuel component includes a sulfur-generating combustible fuel and the additive includes a micronized lime component. The method further includes combusting the fuel component within a cement kiln. The sulfur generated by the combustion of the combustible fuel forms calcium-containing sulfur compounds with lime provided by the micronized lime component. The calcium-containing sulfur compounds fall to a bed of clinker forming beneath the flame and some portion thereof may become resident in the clinker.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SCB INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Peter D'Amico, Christopher Poling, Thomas Lesniak
  • Patent number: 10753616
    Abstract: A stove using biomass pellets as fuels is disclosed herein, comprising a stove body that comprises a firebox, at least one hopper, and a feed tube, wherein the at least one hopper is connected to the firebox via the feed tube, and fuels contained inside the at least one hopper can enter the firebox along the feed tube under gravity. The stove has a simple structure and removes any mechanically or electrically controlled feeding system by feeding the firebox using gravity of the fuels, therefore lowers the cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Qingdao Genjoy Home Fashion Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaohui Wu, Fangwen Cai
  • Patent number: 10753623
    Abstract: A furnace includes a controller configured to instruct a blower of the furnace to increase an exhaust flowrate of the furnace, instruct a gas regulation device of the furnace to increase a fuel input rate of the furnace, or both in response to a determination that the fuel input rate is below a threshold fuel input rate for a threshold time period. In some embodiments, the controller is configured to instruct the blower to maintain an increased exhaust flowrate for a flame-stabilizing time period the gas regulation device to maintain an increased fuel input rate for the flame-stabilizing time period, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: William M. Harris
  • Patent number: 10750906
    Abstract: In order to improve the safety and handling of a brazier (1) for burning wood and similar fuels, comprising a substantially pot-shaped basket (2) and a fire pan (4), it is suggested that the fire pan (4) is mounted on the basket (2) such that these can pivot relative to one another, particularly tipping by 180° or “overend” from the operating position into a fire-extinguishing position, the basket (2) that lies above when in said extinguishing position serving as the cover hood that puts out the fire. This brazier can also be in the form of a tea light, a standard or table lamp or a pendant lamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Kaiser, Christian Wassermann
  • Patent number: 10753684
    Abstract: An energy efficient a drying system and process using heated, dry air. The system includes an air inlet, a heat pump evaporator unit, a heat pump condenser unit, a drying unit, a heat exchanger unit, a fan, and air channels for transport of airflow from the air inlet through the system. The fan causes air to flow into the air inlet through the heat pump evaporator unit and to maintain an airflow through the system. The heat pump evaporator unit is configured to use a refrigerant to absorb heat from air that flows into the system through the heat pump evaporator unit. The heat pump condenser unit is configured to release the heat absorbed at the evaporator to the airflow. The heat exchanger unit is arranged to transfer heat from the airflow leaving the drying unit to the cold, dehumidified air flowing from the heat pump evaporator unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: FLOAT BIOPRO AS
    Inventors: Svein Inge Ringdal, Kåre Mikal Mikalsen
  • Patent number: 10753644
    Abstract: A water heater system includes a primary heat exchanger including a tank and at least one flue, and a secondary heat exchanger including a core and a flue gas flow path. The water heater is operable in a heating mode in which a combustor produces hot flue gas and a water pump flows water through the core of the secondary heat exchanger and into the tank, and in a non-heating mode in which the combustor and the water pump are inoperative. The flue gas flows from the combustor through the at least one flue to heat the water in the tank and then through the flue gas flow path to heat water in the core before being exhausted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: A. O. Smith Corporation
    Inventors: Zhongsheng Niu, Michael William Schultz, Meng Yang