Patents Examined by David J Laux
  • Patent number: 11506379
    Abstract: The invention comprises: a) first comburent supplying means (18) connected to the lower part of the oxidation chamber, for introducing pressurized oxygenated gas in the oxidation chamber at a speed that comprises a tangential component; b) a particle recirculation system, which comprises: a particle separator (24) on the upper part of the oxidation chamber for trapping hot particles of ash and unburned material, and a transportation system (25) for transferring trapped particles from the particle separator (24) to the base of the oxidation chamber; and c) a gas recirculation system comprising: a sucker (26) for suctioning combustion gases from the upper part of the oxidation chamber, and pipes (27) for transferring the suctioned gases to the base of the oxidation chamber. It provides an optimized thermal transfer that reduces the emission of pollutants in waste recovery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Luis Calisalvo Duran, Victor De Avila Rueda
  • Patent number: 11506392
    Abstract: A heat reflective apparatus for use on the ground adjacent to campfires. The apparatus include a plurality of separate panels. Each of the plurality of panels are configured for vertical orientation and have a top edge and an opposing bottom edge defining a height and opposing side edges defining a width. A plurality of vertically oriented hinges, with each being connected to a side edge of two adjacent panels of the plurality of panels. This allows each of the connected adjacent panels to move between a collapsed position facing the other adjacent panel and an open position in relation with the other adjacent panel. At least two of the plurality of panels have at least one ground spike secured to the bottom edges thereof. The ground spikes are configured to secure the plurality of panels to the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventor: Mike Offerhaus
  • Patent number: 11499754
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a solar collector (1) comprising a containment structure (6) with at least one face exposed to solar radiation, said containment structure (6) comprising a central housing recess (7) and an outer edge (8) that surrounds said central housing recess (7), inside said central recess (7) a primary conduit being arranged for the circulation of a primary heat transfer fluid, exposed to solar radiation, a secondary conduit for the circulation of a secondary fluid, and a heat exchange area between said primary and secondary conduit for the heat exchange between the primary heat transfer fluid and the secondary fluid, said solar collector (1) being characterized in that in at least one portion of said outer edge (8) of the containment structure (6) at least one dissipation conduit (9) is obtained in fluid communication with said primary conduit to dissipate the excess heat to outside said solar collector (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Cordivari S.R.L.
    Inventors: Ercole Cordivari, Daniele Di Giannatale
  • Patent number: 11493202
    Abstract: A supercritical CO2 boiler capable of realizing uniform combustion, corrosion resistance and coking resistance, and a boiler system are provided. The supercritical CO2 boiler includes a main combustion chamber, an upper furnace, a furnace arch and a flue, wherein a cross section of the main combustion chamber is circular or oval, or is of an N-sided shape, where N>4; at least four burner groups are disposed on the main combustion chamber, each group of burner nozzles corresponding to each burner group includes a recirculating air nozzle, a primary air nozzle and a secondary air nozzle; lateral recirculating air nozzles symmetrically distributed are respectively disposed at two sides of the primary air nozzle, the recirculating air nozzle and the lateral recirculating air nozzle are configured to feed recirculating flue gas or a mixed gas of the recirculating flue gas and secondary air into the main combustion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Jun Xiang, Meng Zhu, Jing Zhou, Lei Chen, Sheng Su, Jun Xu, Aishu Li, Song Hu, Yi Wang, Long Jiang, Hengda Han
  • Patent number: 11486645
    Abstract: A mounting system for mounting a pressure switch to a mounting body without using screws or brackets. The mounting system includes a support physically supporting the pressure switch on the mounting body, a conduit carrying a pressure signal from the mounting body to the pressure switch, and a connector extending between and connecting the support to the conduit. The support and conduit may have ends constructed of synthetic rubber to frictionally engage support and conduit mounts, and the support and conduit may have approximately the same length and/or the same cross-sectional shape. The mounting body may be a draft inducer, a condensate collector box, or a drain trap in a furnace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Nidec Motor Corporation
    Inventor: William J. Roy
  • Patent number: 11486573
    Abstract: A system and method for remote monitoring and control of landfill and recycling operations provide an intelligent centralized platform for remote, real-time industrial data gathering and process control for management of landfill and recycling operations such as leachate, gas, water and other liquids. The system and method can directly upload machine data (such as liquid volumes, flows, level, equipment runtime, sorter data, status, etc) into a centralized platform. This data can be used for analytics and automation of processes and equipment control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventor: Dennis Craig Siegel
  • Patent number: 11466852
    Abstract: An end fitting for an exhaust pipe includes a cylindrical body having an upper opening and a lower opening. An inclined upper board is mounted in the cylindrical body. An upper passage is defined between a side of the upper board and an inner periphery of the cylindrical body. A first set of drain holes is defined in the lowest portion of the upper board. An inclined lower board is mounted in the cylindrical body and is located below the upper board. A lower passage is defined between a side of the lower board and the inner periphery of the cylindrical body. The lowest portion of the lower board is connected to the cylindrical body. The cylindrical body includes a cylindrical wall having a second set of drain holes. A ledge extends from the inner periphery of the cylindrical body and is located below the lower board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Inventor: Chung-Cheng Chen
  • Patent number: 11448401
    Abstract: Cooking assemblies, such as cooktop appliances, including methods of operation thereof, are provided. A method of operating a cooktop appliance may include receiving a mode selection signal from a user interface of the cooktop appliance. The method may also include receiving a utensil signal from a cooking utensil positioned on a primary heating element and restricting heat generation at a secondary heating element or transmitting a notification signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Haler US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David William Billman, John Mark Chilton
  • Patent number: 11441774
    Abstract: A method for operating a flue gas purification system, comprising, in the flue gas purification system, equipped with a boiler which can burn oil fuel and coal fuel either simultaneously or switching therebetween, a denitration equipment having a reducing agent injector and a catalytic reactor, an inlet flue to guide flue gas discharged from the boiler to the denitration equipment, an outlet flue to guide flue gas discharged from the denitration equipment, a bypass flue which can guide flue gas from the inlet flue to the outlet flue so as to bypass the denitration equipment, and a bypass damper, opening the bypass damper and burning oil fuel in the boiler being in condition not yet suitable for coal combustion to allow the flue gas discharged from the boiler to dividedly flow to the denitration equipment and the bypass flue, switching the oil fuel to coal fuel when the boiler is in condition suitable for coal combustion to burn the coal fuel in the boiler, closing the bypass damper after switching the oil fue
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventors: Shinya Ii, Akira Hirota, Satoru Shishido, Katsuhiro Yashiro, Hiroyuki Yoshimura, Nobuaki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11435074
    Abstract: A floor and an upright sidewall formed from two vertically coaxial components, each component having a floor baffle with a plurality of floor openings defined therein, each floor retained within a respective upright sidewall with a plurality of sidewall openings defined therein. The floor openings and the sidewall openings cooperate between the two coaxial components such that flow of gases through the floor and upright sidewall of the baffle structure is controlled by rotation of the two vertically coaxial components relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: W.C. Bradley Co.
    Inventors: Ramin Khosravi Rahmani, Anthony Hamilton, Bruce Roberts, Mallik Ahmed, Sleiman Abdallah, Brad Gillispie, Dan Corso
  • Patent number: 11412888
    Abstract: A kamado style cooking apparatus comprising a cooking chamber having a high heat capacity and a vent system, wherein the cooking chamber comprises a thickened cast metal such as aluminum capable of being drilled or tapped to allow external components to be attached thereto. The cooking chamber is defined by a base unit and a top unit disposed over the base unit that is capable of moving from an open to a closed position via a hinge component. The top and base units further comprise a tongue and grove-like sealing means for creating an at least partial seal when closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventor: Michael F. Hackley
  • Patent number: 11402131
    Abstract: A hardened solar thermal energy collector (STEC) system that is adapted to withstand a nuclear detonation or other powerful explosion in the vicinity. The STEC system comprises a plurality of collector tubes arranged side by side in an array that carry and circulate a working fluid, each of the plurality of collecting tubes having an upper radiation collection surface having a diffractive optical structure and a bottom surface, a supporting tray upon which each of the collector tubes is securely mounted, an insulated housing set beneath a ground surface level enclosing the plurality of collector rubes and supporting trays, and a secured underground geothermal storage unit fluidly coupled to the array of collector tubes. The housing, the plurality of collector tubes, and the tray are positioned such that topmost portions thereof are at the ground surface level or below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: David Winks, Curtis Birnbach, Gediminas Campe
  • Patent number: 11402094
    Abstract: Complex of equipment for a waste-free processing of biodegradable municipal waste is solved in such a way that at the input (1) of BMW a crusher (2) is included, the output of with is connected to either a hygieniser (3) or a drying line (5). The output from the hygieniser (3) is connected to the biogas plant (4) input. The output of the bulk intermediate from the biogas plant (4) is connected to the drying line (5). The drying line (5) output is connected either to a pyrolyzer (7) with a second product output (7.1) of bio-coal or is connected to a compaction machine (8). The drying line (5) or the compaction machine (8) has the first product output (8.1) of soil substrate. From the pyrolyzer (7) to the drying line (5) there is a return loop included through a mixing device (6) with input (10) of bio-nutrient waste, whereby the compaction machine (8) included after the drying line (5) has a third product output (8.2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Zdroje Zeme a.s.
    Inventors: Miroslav Maryncak, Vladimir Veselovsky
  • Patent number: 11397028
    Abstract: A solar collector is provided. The collector comprises a monolithic flow control component to direct a flow of the heat transfer fluid between an inlet and outlet; and a solar absorber supported by the monolithic flow control component. The monolithic flow control component is able to support the solar absorber without any additional structural components to lend mechanical strength to the monolithic flow control component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventor: Mark W Miles
  • Patent number: 11391464
    Abstract: A cooking system having a pellet fueled cooking chamber, a fire chamber held in a fixed relationship with respect to the cooking chamber, and a user adjustable port that selectively allows fluid communication from the fire chamber to the cooking chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: W.C. Bradley Co.
    Inventors: Mallik Ahmed, Bruce Roberts, Ramin Khosravi Rahmani, Anthony Hamilton, Sleiman Abdallah
  • Patent number: 11382460
    Abstract: A high efficiency heating apparatus for heating fluids and cooking mediums, such as oil or shortening within a fryer, includes a natural draft (non powered) combustion chamber with internal baffles that is affixed to an exterior surface of a fry tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Hyper Fryer, LLC
    Inventors: David H. McFadden, David A. Bolton
  • Patent number: 11365880
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention include high-temperature staged recirculating burners and radiant tube burner assemblies that provide high efficiency, low NOx and CO emissions, and uniform temperature characteristics. One such staged recirculating burner includes a combustion tube having inside and outside helical fins forming opposing spiral pathways for combustion gases and products of combustion, a combustion nozzle coupled to the combustion tube, a gas tube running axially into the combustion tube, and a staging gas nozzle coupled to the gas tube, where the staging gas nozzle includes radial exit holes into the combustion tube and an axial gas staging tube extending into the combustion nozzle to stage combustion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Chris Edward Vandegrift, Thomas D. Briselden, Mitchell D. Cornelius, Anthony J. Zambanini, Thomas M. Reilly
  • Patent number: 11353213
    Abstract: A temperature sensor (1) for gas burner (2) having a thermocouple (11) comprising electric conductors (15) and a connection element (12) to connect to the burner (2) associated with a free end (18) of such thermocouple (11), said connection element (12) being suitable for being inserted inside a seat of the sensor (8) formed inside a wall (4) of the burner (2) and having a first end (26) suitable for being placed at the outer surface (6) of the burner (2), said thermocouple (11) being inserted inside a blind hole (29) of the connection element (12) which opens at a second end (28) of said connection element (12). Said blind hole (29) ends with at least one part (31) convergent towards an end zone (K) of the hole (29), said part (31) getting in contact with the thermocouple (11) inserted inside the connection element, the connection element (12) being made from an iron-chrome-aluminum alloy. An assembly comprising such temperature sensor and a burner is also claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: POLIDORO S.P.A.
    Inventors: Laura Dalla Vecchia, Stefano Dalla Vecchia
  • Patent number: 11344097
    Abstract: Nail gel curing devices emitting ultraviolet light, as well as methods of their making and use are disclosed. The devices are useful for curing, inter alia, acrylic compositions, more particularly, acrylic nail gel compositions, and typically employ ultraviolet and/or visible light emitting diodes (“LED”) to cure such ultraviolet and/or visible light curable nail gel resins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Nail Alliance, LLC
    Inventors: Kuo-Chang Cheng, Danny Lee Haile
  • Patent number: 11346546
    Abstract: This solid fuel burner is provided with: a venturi tube in which a channel for mixed fluid in a fuel nozzle narrows toward the center in the channel cross section; a fuel concentrator that imparts, to the mixed fluid, a velocity component away from the center of the fuel nozzle; and a channel separation member that separates the channel of the fuel nozzle into an internal side and an external side; wherein the channel separation member is shaped in such a way that the cross sectional area of an external channel is larger at the downstream end than at the upstream end, and the upstream end of the fuel concentrator is located between the upstream end and the downstream end of an expanded portion of the venturi tube. This solid fuel burner prevents solid fuel particles, which is ground biomass fuel, from adhering and depositing inside the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventors: Kenichi Ochi, Hitoshi Taniguchi, Akira Baba, Koji Kuramashi, Kosuke Kitakaze, Shohei Mito, Hitoshi Kikuchi