Patents Examined by David P Angwin
  • Patent number: 10927537
    Abstract: A tankless toilet includes a bowl, a trapway, and a jet. The bowl includes a rim at an upper portion of the bowl and a sump at a lower portion of the bowl. The trapway extends from the sump to a drain. The jet includes a main channel configured to receive a supply of water from a supply conduit, and a plurality of distribution channels configured to introduce water received from the main channel to at least one of the sump and the trapway. The jet is configured to receive the supply of water from the supply conduit at a first flow rate and induce a flow from the supply of water into the trapway at a second flow rate greater than the first flow rate to prime a siphon within the trapway. The second flow rate is greater than the first flow rate prior to priming the siphon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Sudip Mukerji, Michael J Luettgen, William Kalk, Randy Mesun, Jeremy Rauwerdink, Jeffrey T. Laundre, John Esche, Keith Muellenbach, Clayton Garrels
  • Patent number: 10928234
    Abstract: A tool, container and method for extracting a liquid; the tool for extracting a liquid comprises: a pressure-changing means, a liquid-reservoir space, a liquid-drawing channel and an outflow channel; the pressure-changing means comprises a cylinder and a piston capable of moving back and forth in the cylinder; the back-and-forth movement of the piston causes positive and negative pressure changes in the cylinder; a start end of the liquid-reservoir space is in communication with the inside of the cylinder; a temporary liquid-storage groove or an opening is provided on a wall of the cylinder at a horizontal position below a port of the start end of the liquid-reservoir space; the volume of the maximum sealing portion of the cylinder is greater than the volume of the liquid-reservoir space; the liquid-drawing channel communicates with the liquid-reservoir space; the outflow channel communicates with a tail end of the liquid-reservoir space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: BEIJING RED-SEA TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zengxin Chen, Shenglu Li, Rui Li, Jiaming Wei, Jingzhe Chen, Chen Li, Chen Chen, Hao Wei
  • Patent number: 10912425
    Abstract: Liquid product pump devices, systems, and methods of using the same. An exemplary system of the present disclosure comprises a device, comprising a pump mechanism coupled to a receiving tube whereby a distal end of the receiving tube extends into a skirt, wherein when the skirt is attached to a neck of an bottle having liquid contents therein and wherein when the device rests within or upon a pump base, pressing the inverted bottle and the pump base toward one another causes a portion of the liquid contents to transfer from the inverted bottle and out of the pump base, and further comprises the bottle and the pump base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Clay Callicoat
  • Patent number: 10912422
    Abstract: A baby bath-support device comprises a frame having a generally rigid body. The rigid body is adapted to be positioned on a surface of a bathing tub or sink. The frame has an opening in the upper portion. The opening comprises a peripheral edge. The opening also comprises a support panel made of a flexible material. The flexible material defines a concave support surface to support a baby laid thereon during bathing. The support panel contains perforations to allow fluid to flow through the support surface. The frame opening also comprises a connection arrangement between the frame and the support for hanging the support panel at the peripheral edge. The support panel is hung to the frame to partially cover the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: ANGELCARE CANADA INC.
    Inventor: Michel Morand
  • Patent number: 10913128
    Abstract: A welding wire light is shown and described. The welding wire light can be used to align the welding tip and the wire in automated welding processes. This welding wire light can allow more accurate and precise alignment of these elements resulting in better welded results. Several embodiments are disclosed for illuminating these elements which are especially helpful on automated welding process lines when components need to be replaced or adjusted quickly and accurately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph Hoffman, Edward L Cooper
  • Patent number: 10906626
    Abstract: A laminated glazing includes a first structural ply assembled with a first glass sheet of 0.5 to 1.5 mm thickness by way of a first adhesive interlayer, the first glass sheet forming a first exterior face of the laminated glazing, the face of the first glass sheet oriented toward the first adhesive interlayer bearing a first conductive heating layer of 2 ?ngströms to 500 nm thickness, and the first conductive heating layer including flow-separating lines of 0.05 to 0.2 mm thickness spaced apart by 8 to 20 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Thomas Tondu, Pierre Chaussade, Vincent Legois
  • Patent number: 10907335
    Abstract: A two section telescoping toilet mounting flange for the installation and connection of a toilet to a waste water pipe consisting of an upper male section attached to the toilet base thru toilet base mounting holes and a lower female section with threaded holes for top bolting and mounting of the toilet to a floor and plumbing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Inventor: John David Jackman
  • Patent number: 10907333
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a sanitary washing device for washing human private parts includes a nozzle configured to jet water toward the human private parts, and a protective electronic circuit configured to prohibit operation of at least part of the sanitary washing device when a component of the sanitary washing device fails. The protective electronic circuit includes a failure diagnosis part configured to diagnose a failure of a component of the protective electronic circuit. At least part of the operation related to the jetting in the sanitary washing device is prohibited when a failure of the component of the sanitary washing device is sensed by diagnosis using the failure diagnosis part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Matsuda, Munehiko Ogawa, Kandai Kawahara, Haruhiko Fukumoto, Taro Tanii, Ryota Nishie
  • Patent number: 10898034
    Abstract: A hand foam pump fabricated entirely from plastic components for dispensing foamable liquids, is provided. The hand foam pump includes an actuator, a closure, a housing, cylinder bores for an air piston and a liquid piston within the housing and an air piston and a liquid piston fixed to a stem, wherein the air and liquid pistons are reciprocally mounted within the cylinder bores, and check valves, among other components. An elastic, dome shaped, plastic return spring is utilized to return the actuator to its rest position after actuation. The plastic return spring is positioned over the closure and below the actuator. The all plastic hand foam pump is suitable for dispensing foamable liquids from a dispenser bottle. Used pumps do not require disassembly to be recycled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Armin Arminak
  • Patent number: 10899165
    Abstract: A device for reproducing a color on demand. The device includes a body including a tip and a scanner. The body also includes a control unit, a plurality of ink reservoirs, an ink supply system, a mixing tank and a sensor. The control unit communicates with the scanner and ink supply system to reproduce a desired color that has been scanned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SOCIÉTÉ BIC
    Inventors: Etienne Roudaut, Guillaume Caffier, Loic Folgoas
  • Patent number: 10894271
    Abstract: A sealant dispenser comprising: a hollow can which includes an accommodation chamber, an opening, a connection seat, chemical sealant, an insertion, and the two peripheral ribs formed on a bottom of the insertion. A sealant dispenser is fixed on an accommodation box in which an air compressor is accommodated, the accommodation box includes a fixing hole, a U-shaped protrusion formed on a lower end of the fixing hole, a positioning space defined on the fixing hole above the U-shaped protrusion, and a peripheral column surrounding around the fixing hole, the U-shaped protrusion and the positioning space. The insertion of the hollow can is inserted into the fixing hole of the accommodation box, and the sealant dispenser is rotated so that the two peripheral ribs of the insertion are retained with the positioning space of the fixing hole, thus fixing the sealant dispenser on the accommodation box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: UNIK WORLD INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wen-San Chou
  • Patent number: 10893994
    Abstract: An apparatus for aiding a user of a toilet in standing up includes a structure where the user can sit, and includes a movable seat movably mounted to the toilet; and a seat actuator arranged adjacent to the toilet and actuating the movable seat to move having at least one of lifting movement and pivoting movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Soon Young Song
  • Patent number: 10889970
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sink tap structure moving up and down through a cooperative operation with a shelf moving up and down, including: shelf frames coupled to a screw bar in the form of male/female screws to move up and down along rails attached to the inner surface of a cupboard by rotation of the screw bar, the screw bar being rotatably coupled to a servo motor disposed inside a cupboard frame; a first stage shelf located close to a user when pulls by means of sliding members slidingly coupled to casing members disposed on the lower portions of the shelf frames and returned to the original position thereof when pushes by means of the sliding members; and a tap coupled to an elevating bar in such a manner as to move up and down by means of the up and down movements of the elevating bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Won-hee Son
  • Patent number: 10888888
    Abstract: A utility bucket lid uses a common bucket lid and one or more rigid support members to strengthen the bucket lid in order to secure a pump and rigid pipe to deliver on-demand water or other fluid via a fluid manifold and valve that is connected to the rigid pipe. The rigid support member(s) support a pump having a suction hose and discharge hose and the rigid support member(s) also support a rigid pipe. The rigid pipe is passed through the bucket lid and also through the rigid support member(s). The pump's suction hose is passed into a hole proximate the top end of the rigid pipe (above the top side of the bucket lid) and exists the rigid pipe through a second hole proximate the bottom end of the rigid pipe (below the bottom side of the bucket lid). The rigid pipe holds the position of the open end of the suction hose proximate the bottom of the bucket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventor: Alan Stanley Poudrier
  • Patent number: 10882060
    Abstract: A flexible dispensing apparatus for coupling to pressurized fluid containers is described. It includes a flexible tube and a handle assembly. The handle assembly houses a second end of the tube. The handle assembly has a first side connected to a second side, a slide trigger, a roller coupled to the bottom of the slide trigger with a dowel pin, a spray nozzle assembly, a magnet reservoir, and a magnet. The first side has an inclined ramp that runs along a length of the first side and extends into the second side above and beyond a seam that is formed by the connection of the two sides. The tube is within a channel in the handle assembly formed between the inclined ramp and the roller. When the roller is rolled toward the end of the ramp it pinches the flexible tube near the top of the inclined ramp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Lunatec, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick Rhea, Eric Young
  • Patent number: 10875042
    Abstract: A bottle closure includes a drink spout, a pump mechanism, and a trigger mechanism. The pump mechanism includes a plunger configured to be movable along a first axis to pump a liquid, and the plunger is operatively connected to a first camming surface. The trigger mechanism is connected to the pump mechanism and movable linearly along a second axis. The second axis is transverse with the first axis. The trigger mechanism is configured to actuate the pump mechanism to pump the liquid as the trigger mechanism is moved. The trigger mechanism has a second camming surface configured to engage with the first camming surface of the pump mechanism. The first and second camming surfaces are shaped and configured such that motion of the trigger mechanism causes the second camming surface to engage with the first camming surface to move the plunger along the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: O2COOL, LLC
    Inventors: Eric F. Junkel, Tom Zeng, Oliver Breit, Lars Junker, Vicky Hui, Michael Ksiazek
  • Patent number: 10876314
    Abstract: Mounting arrangements for pool skimmers, methods for mounting pool skimmers, pool skimmer adapter plates, and pool skimmer installation kits are provided that provide unique opportunities to overcome the limitations of the prior art. Aspects of the invention include an external adapter plate having an internal cavity sized to receive an inlet of a pool skimmer assembly and an internal adapter plate having an internal cavity positioned to at least partially align with an inlet opening of the inlet of the pool skimmer assembly. The use of the adapter plates allows the pool designer and installer broad latitude in selecting a proper skimmer assembly with minimal if any impact upon the design of the pool wall or panel used. Aspects of the invention are uniquely adapted to panel-type pool construction, but may be adaptable for any pool skimmer installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Trojan Leisure Products, LLC
    Inventor: Collin J. Sirco
  • Patent number: 10870121
    Abstract: A bottle cap assembly for pressurizing a water bottle is described herein. The bottle cap assembly comprises a cap, a teeter valve coupled to the top of the cap, a pressurizing plunger, a hollow pump shaft receiving the plunger, a hollow uptake adapter, a relief tube extension and a flexible conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Lunatec, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick Rhea, Eric Young
  • Patent number: 10870976
    Abstract: A straining device has an upper wall, a central tube and a lower wall and is positioned in a drain pipe so as to prevent hair from clogging the drain pipe while providing an aesthetically appealing appearance and allowing for easy cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: JUKA INNOVATIONS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Serge Karnegie
  • Patent number: 10863815
    Abstract: The applicator assembly delivers a cosmetic, health, or hygiene chemical composition in an active state to the user for a disposable single use. The applicator assembly includes a wrapper, and an insert. The insert holds the chemical composition, and the insert is made of a foam composition compatible with the chemical composition. The system and method for manufacturing the assembly is a web conversion process for the chemical composition and foam composition of the assembly. The applicator assembly includes the wrapper formed by a top sheet and a bottom sheet, and an insert formed by an insert body with a handle portion and an applicator portion and the chemical composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Je Matadi, Inc.
    Inventor: Pershant Mehta