Patents Examined by Duane Smith
  • Patent number: 10184686
    Abstract: A system for maintaining a pollutant controlled workspace includes an airtight enclosure with a front access window. A set of impermeable exterior panels and a set of permeable interior panels are slidably mounted within the access window in a spaced apart relationship. Regulated either through a manual control panel or programmable controller, a fan filter unit treats a supply of source air and delivers the filtered air down into a narrow vertical airflow channel located between the exterior and interior panels. Once a suitable amount of pressure accumulates, the treated air penetrates into the workspace as a horizontal laminar flow. Any particulates present in the workspace are drawn rearward by the laminar flow and are trapped behind a multi-apertured back board. The contaminant air is then drawn from a low pressure return located behind the back board and into the fan filter unit for recirculation within the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: CARPE DIEM TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: John S. Berg, Dimitur Benchev, Nicole Elizabeth Blackburn
  • Patent number: 10173165
    Abstract: Method for extracting a gas from a gas mixture by: during a purification step, bringing a first sorption medium into contact with the gas mixture in order to extract the gas from the gas mixture, whereby an enriched first sorption medium is formed in which the gas is at least partially sorbed; during a regeneration step, bringing a second sorption medium into contact with the enriched first sorption medium in order to extract the gas from the enriched liquid first sorption medium; whereby for the contact in the purification step and/or in the regeneration step use is made of a separate venturi ejector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: ATLAS COPCO, AIRPOWER, NAAMLOZE VENNOOTSCHAP
    Inventors: Peter Heirman, Geurt Aalderink
  • Patent number: 10173158
    Abstract: A laminated nonwoven fabric includes a first nonwoven fabric and a second nonwoven fabric. The first nonwoven fabric contains charged first fibers. The second nonwoven fabric contains second fibers, and is laminated on the first nonwoven fabric. A fiber diameter of the first fibers is larger than a fiber diameter of the second fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Motomura, Hiroto Sumida, Takahiro Kurokawa, Taichi Nakamura, Takayoshi Yamaguchi, Takatoshi Mitsushima
  • Patent number: 10173478
    Abstract: A filter device for a conduit includes a gas-permeable pre-filter element and a gas-permeable, liquid-impermeable filter element. The filter device is configured to be fluidly coupled to a conduit such that a gas can flow, in sequence, through the pre-filter element, the filter element and then the conduit. The filter device can be used in each of a vehicle hollow driveshaft and a hollow wheel stub axle forming a CV joint having a compressed air supply line which passes therethrough. Compressed air can be supplied via the air supply line without the need for an additional fluid transfer device fluidly connecting the driveshaft and the stub axle's conduits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Jaguar Land Rover Limited
    Inventors: Emma-Claire Dunning, Edward Hoare, Laur Läänemets, Maelle Dodu, Thuy-Yung Tran
  • Patent number: 10168059
    Abstract: A filtering medium includes a nonwoven fabric and a first electrode having an input terminal of power. The first electrode is provided on a surface of the nonwoven fabric. Alternatively, in a case where the nonwoven fabric has a plurality of fiber layers, the first electrode may be provided between the fiber layers. An air purifier includes the filtering medium disposed between a sucker and a discharger of a gas, and an output terminal via which power is output to the first electrode of the filtering medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takayoshi Yamaguchi, Tadashi Maeda, Yosuke Wada
  • Patent number: 10160159
    Abstract: A build material container for use in 3D printing includes a reservoir to hold build material and a build material outlet structure. The container also includes a throughput structure to allow air to enter into the reservoir through the throughput opening, wherein said throughput opening provides access to build material in and out of the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ismael Chanclon Fernandez, Xavier Alonso Becerro, Marc Morros, Nicola Cofelice
  • Patent number: 10161645
    Abstract: A local air cleaning apparatus (1) is provided with push hoods (2, 3) having an air flow opening face (23) for blowing out a cleaned uniform air flow and a pair of guides (4, 5) provided on sides of the push hoods (2, 3) having the air flow opening faces (23), the guides (4, 5) extending from the sides thereof having the air flow opening faces (23) toward downstream sides of the uniform air flows to form opening faces (41, 51) at downstream-side end portions of the guides. The push hoods (2, 3) are arranged such that the respective air flow opening faces (23) are opposed to each other. The opening faces (41, 51) of the guides (4, 5), are spaced apart from and opposed to each other to form an open region between the opening faces (41, 51) of the respective guides (4, 5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Koken Ltd.
    Inventors: Taketo Suzuki, Tomoyuki Kakinuma, Kozo Nitta, Yuki Fujishiro, Kazuma Fukiura, Takahiro Sato
  • Patent number: 10150923
    Abstract: The methods improve the separation of hydrocarbon containing fluids. More particularly, the disclosure is relevant to separating fluids having a gas phase, a hydrocarbon liquid phase, and an aqueous liquid phase using indirect heating. In general, the methods use a first three-phase gas separation stop followed by indirect heating and then a second three-phase gas separation step. Pressure reduction of the hydrocarbon containing fluid occurs either before or after the indirect heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: John Zink Company, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Joseph Rehm, Timothy Warren Oneal, Gene Wesley Bittel, Mark Elliot Ferguson, Daniel Todd Wright, Nicholas Lee Jensen, Todd Ethan Earls
  • Patent number: 10150061
    Abstract: A separation nipple to separate a liquid from a vent inlet line into a filler pipe of a motor vehicle. The separation nipple has an inlet for connection to the vent inlet line, an outlet for connection to a vent outlet line, an opening for connection to an interior of the filler pipe, and a flap to close the opening. The flap has a main flap surface and a reflector flap surface which slopes relative to the main flap surface. The reflector flap surface is configured to form a reflector with the main flap surface when the flap is in an open position, the reflector being configured to deflect liquid passing through the opening in a direction of an end of the tank of the filler pipe. The opening is configured for closing by the main flap surface when the flap is in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: MAGNA STEYR Fuel Systems GesmbH
    Inventors: Dominik Steinmann, Patrick Zierler, Michael Binder, Carina Schweiger
  • Patent number: 10150073
    Abstract: By joining together first case and second case, a notch in the first case and a notch in the second case are unified and an intake opening for air is formed. The ratio of the depth of the cases to the height of the intake opening is in the range 10:1 to 20:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Wako Filter Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Naoto Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10150120
    Abstract: A gas treatment includes: a gas scrubber chamber operable to receive an effluent gas stream originating from a manufacturing process tool to be scrubbed therewithin to provide a scrubbed gas stream; and an electrostatic precipitation chamber operable to receive the scrubbed gas stream to be treated therewithin to provide a treated gas stream, one of the gas scrubber chamber and the electrostatic precipitation chamber defining a first chamber and another of the gas scrubber chamber and the electrostatic precipitation chamber defining a second chamber, the first chamber being configured to surround the second chamber. In this way, the first chamber and the second chamber can share the same volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Edwards Limited
    Inventors: Andrew James Seeley, Alexander Michael Pope, Thomas Frank Cohn
  • Patent number: 10144642
    Abstract: In a method for cooling a hot synthesis gas containing at least one condensable constituent part, in particular tar, during which the synthesis gas in a multi-stage cooling process passes through a first cooling stage, a second cooling stage and a third cooling stage one after the other and the synthesis gas after an at least partial cooling is at least subjected to a separation step for separating the at least one condensable constituent part, the synthesis gas is cooled in the first cooling stage to a temperature above the condensation temperature of the at least one condensable constituent part and the second cooling stage comprises the recirculating of a part quantity of synthesis gas branched off after the third cooling stage and the at least one separation step into the synthesis gas flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Gussing Renewable Energy International Holding GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Dichand
  • Patent number: 10143957
    Abstract: A high-efficiency gradient hierarchy complex desulfurizing tower includes a tower body. The tower body tower includes an oxidization and crystallization stage, a coarse desulfurization and dedusting stage, a fine desulfurization and dedusting stage, and a horizontal demisting stage from the bottom up. The oxidization and crystallization stage tower includes a pond and a separation mechanism provided in the pond and separating the pond into an upper area and a lower area. The coarse desulfurization and dedusting stage tower includes a gas distributing board and a multi-layer spray layer that are placed above a gas import, the spray layer being in connection with the pond. The fine desulfurization and dedusting stage tower includes a tube demister, a flushing layer, a film liquid holdup layer, a liquid holdup layer recycling can, the pH of slurry in the liquid holdup layer recycling can being higher than the pH of slurry in the pond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignees: HUANENG POWER INTERNATIONAL, INC., WUHAN KAIDI ELECTRIC POWER ENVIRONMENTAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weidong Li, Hong Zhao, Changmin Han, Yong He, Yi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10143963
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a mercury removal system for a coal-fired power plant comprising: a mercury content monitoring system configured to monitor a mercury concentration in flue gas; a fly ash collecting device configured to collect fly ash from an electrostatic precipitator in the coal-fired power plant; a modifying device configured to be supplied with the collected fly ash and prepare a mercury sorbent from the fly ash; a sorbent injector configured to inject the mercury sorbent into flues of the coal-fired power plant so as to mix and contact with the flue gas in the flue and adsorb the elemental mercury in the flue gas. Thus, the concentration of the mercury pollutant emission is decreased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: NORTH CHINA ELECTRIC POWER UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Yongsheng Zhang, Yongzheng Gu, Jiawei Wang, Zhao Liu, Weiping Pan
  • Patent number: 10144641
    Abstract: A method for passively removing water from a stream of hydrogen gas includes receiving a stream of hydrogen gas that is water-saturated, having an initial pressure below about 1 psig and an initial temperature above about 25° C., compressing the stream of hydrogen gas to an elevated pressure, chilling the compressed stream of hydrogen gas to a low temperature, and condensing water from the compressed and chilled stream of hydrogen gas until the water content of the stream of hydrogen gas is below about 100 ppm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Joshua M. Mermelstein
  • Patent number: 10137753
    Abstract: An air guide housing, in particular for a ventilation, heating or air conditioning system of a vehicle, with at least one first air inlet opening, wherein the at least one first air inlet opening has a cross sectional area which is arranged substantially vertical to a first axis, and with at least one second air inlet opening, wherein the at least one second air inlet opening has a cross sectional area which is arranged substantially vertical to a second axis, and having at least one air outlet opening, wherein the at least one air outlet opening has a cross sectional area which is arranged essentially vertical to a third axis, and with a fan impeller for suctioning air into the air guide housing. The second axis and the third axis are arranged substantially parallel to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: MAHLE International GmbH
    Inventors: Norman Schaake, Andreas Pfander
  • Patent number: 10138851
    Abstract: An automobile air filtration system including an air intake housing configured to house an air filter assembly. The air filter assembly includes filter media having a first end and a second end, and a base member including a locating member having a first width coupled to the second end. The air intake housing includes at least one sidewall defining an interior chamber, an inlet opening and an outlet opening defined in the sidewall, an outlet passageway defined by a portion of the sidewall extending to the outlet opening along an outlet axis, and a slip region having a second width defined in the portion of the sidewall defining the outlet passageway. When the air filter assembly is received in the interior chamber of the air intake housing, the locating member of the air filter assembly is received in the slip region of the air intake housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Gale C. Banks, III, Chris Otani
  • Patent number: 10132276
    Abstract: A drawer type air cleaner having increased maintenance convenience is provided. The drawer type air cleaner includes a door that is configured to open or close an opening of filter receiving cavity formed in air cleaner body that suctions exterior air and discharges fresh air and a filter disposed in the filter receiving cavity and configured to filter out foreign substances from the exterior air and convert the exterior air into fresh air. The filter having a packing is disposed in the filter receiving cavity and thus provides an airtight seal between the filter and the filter receiving cavity. A filter protector is interlocked with an operation of closing the door to convert the filter from an incompletely coupled state when the filter disposed in the filter receiving cavity and is unable to compress the packing into a fully coupled state to a state when the filter compresses the packing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Sang-Cheol Baek, Young-CHan Jeon
  • Patent number: 10124140
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an atmosphere conditioning device may include a housing which may form a cavity. An air inlet may be formed into the housing, and the air inlet may be in fluid communication with the cavity. A filter medium which may govern the entrance of atmosphere into the cavity may be coupled with the housing so that the filter medium may be in fluid communication with the cavity and the first air inlet. A first air outlet may be disposed on the first side of the housing, and the first air outlet may be in fluid communication with a first air motivator. The first air motivator may also be in fluid communication with the cavity and may motivate conditioned air, which has passed through the filter medium, from the cavity and out of the device through the first air outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Ashoke Seth, Rashmi Seth
  • Patent number: 10112139
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for monitoring reduced fluid flow through a filter. A filter, more particularly a fluid flow filter or an air filter when contaminated can suffer from a reduced fluid flow, which will often deform to match the fluid flow or more particularly in the case of an air filter—the air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: David E. Hopple