Patents Examined by Eric W Golightly
  • Patent number: 11685838
    Abstract: The present invention provides cleaning solutions for removing ink, coating, varnish, adhesive, etc. residue from printing equipment. The cleaning solutions of the present invention comprise one or more solvents, preferably selected from acetoacetates, alcohols, glycol ethers, glycol esters, terpenes, and water, and are preferably free of surfactants. The cleaning solutions of the invention have a relative evaporation time (RET) of less than 60 seconds, and a ratio of the RET to the radius of the sphere of solubility of the resin in the ink to be removed of less than 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Sun Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Jerome Fox, Saeid Savarmand
  • Patent number: 11672901
    Abstract: A pig cleaning and transportation system is disclosed. Exemplary implementations include a platform with a plurality of apertures; a plurality of securing mechanisms, each mechanism within each aperture and configured to hold a pig and allow it to rotate around its longitudinal axis; a base underneath the platform; and a cleaning element connected to the base and positioned on each longitudinal side of the platform in pressure contact with the pigs on the plurality of securing mechanisms, each cleaning element including at least one cleaning material surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventors: Bretten Hug Whittacre, Jared Mark Johnson
  • Patent number: 11673167
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wiping mop (10) with a housing (20), wherein an anchoring mechanism (11) for a handle (12) for guiding the wiping mop (10) is attached to the upper side of the housing. A wiping band (30) which is closed in itself is guided partially around and partially through the housing (20). On entry into the housing (20) the wiping band (30) runs through a mechanical dirt separator as well as a first (80) and a second (70) tank to be filled with wiping liquids in each case, whereby the wiping band (30) is cleaned of dirt particles taken up during use and is moistened for further wiping. Before leaving the second tank (80) the wiping band (30) is wrung out by cheeks of an outlet slot which are displaceable manually relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Die putzigen Elfen
    Inventor: Burak Nayir
  • Patent number: 11676811
    Abstract: A substrate cleaning device that includes a rotation holder and a cleaner. The rotation holder includes a rotator provided to be rotatable about a rotation axis, and a holder provided at the rotator to be capable of holding a substrate. The cleaner includes a cleaning tool provided to be capable of removing foreign matter on a back surface of the substrate by polishing, a mover that moves the cleaning tool while pressing the cleaning tool against the back surface of the substrate held by the holder, and a cleaning brush that further cleans the back surface of the substrate, which has been cleaned or is being cleaned by the cleaning tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventor: Koji Nishiyama
  • Patent number: 11659975
    Abstract: A method of assembling a stiffener to a dishwasher door assembly having an outer door and an inner door spaced from the outer door, the method comprising: positioning a rib from the stiffener adjacent a channel in a side flange of the outer door; rotating the stiffener to insert the rib into the channel; after positioning the rib into the channel, sliding the stiffener until a portion of the stiffener contacts a bottom flange of the outer door; and while the portion of the stiffener abuts the bottom flange, securing the stiffener to the outer door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Krzysztof Ploszaj, Arkadiusz Teclaw
  • Patent number: 11660645
    Abstract: A device (1) for eliminating deposits and/or precipitation on a substrate (10, 110) comprises at least one transducer (20, 120) captively connected to the substrate (10, 110) by a connection layer (30), wherein the connection layer (30) is arranged between the substrate (10, 110) and the transducer (20, 120). The invention provides for the connection layer (30) to comprise a connection material (31) and a filling material (32). Furthermore, an optical system for environment monitoring comprising an optical monitoring device comprising a lens and/or an observation window and the above device is provided, wherein the lens or the observation window is formed by the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: EchoVista GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Walter, Ole Gustav Johannessen, Oliver Simon Matthews, Mincheol Shin
  • Patent number: 11654460
    Abstract: Embodiments of megasonic cleaning chambers are provided herein. In some embodiments, a megasonic cleaning chamber includes: a chamber body defining an interior volume therein; a substrate support to support a substrate disposed in the interior volume; a supply tube comprising a transparent material configured to direct a cleaning fluid to the substrate support; a megasonic power generator coupled to the supply tube to provide megasonic power to the cleaning fluid; a megasonic transducer coupled to the megasonic power generator and the supply tube to create megasonic waves in the cleaning fluid and to form cavities in the cleaning fluid, wherein the megasonic transducer is configured to direct the megasonic waves and cavities toward the substrate support; and one or more sensors configured to generate a signal indicative of a property of the cavities in the cleaning fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Inventors: Banqiu Wu, Khalid Makhamreh, Eliyahu Shlomo Dagan
  • Patent number: 11642702
    Abstract: The invention relates to a self-cleaning optical housing arrangement comprising a first cylindrical shell, a shaft, a motor, a second cylindrical shell, a cleaning pad, a shaft magnet and a cylinder magnet. The shaft magnet and the cylinder magnet are arranged in order to magnetically interact such that a rotation of the shaft causes the shaft magnet to exert a force on the cylinder magnet causing the second cylindrical shell to rotate with the shaft. The cleaning pad will upon rotation of the shaft and the second cylindrical shell, sweep across and thereby clean at least a part of an outer surface of the first cylindrical shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: SUBMERGED AS
    Inventors: Lars Martin Sandvik Aas, HÃ¥vard Lein Braa
  • Patent number: 11644627
    Abstract: An object is to provide an optical connector cleaning tool capable of cleaning both an end face and a side face of a ferrule of an optical connector plug simultaneously and simply and a method of cleaning an optical connector in such a manner. An optical connector cleaning tool according to the present invention includes superimposing a plurality of cleaning sheets on each other, the cleaning sheets each including a plurality of cleaning strings arranged so as to be parallel to each other in a sheet shape, such that orientations of the cleaning strings included in the respective cleaning sheets differ from each other, pressing an end face of a ferrule of an optical connector plug against the cleaning sheets to clean the end face of the ferrule, and subsequently, sticking the ferrule through the cleaning sheets to clean a side face of the ferrule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventors: Chisato Fukai, Masaaki Takaya, Yoshiteru Abe, Ryo Koyama
  • Patent number: 11643946
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein pertain to apparatus and methods that utilize the water and existing chemicals to generate a foam. The foam can be introduced at that gas-path entrance of the equipment, where it contacts the stages and internal surfaces, to contact, scrub, carry, and remove fouling away from equipment to restore performance. Various embodiments include operating a gas turbine engine; measuring the performance of the engine during operation; determining that the engine should be foam washed based on the measurements; mixing pressurized gas with pressurized liquid and creating a supply of foam; and streaming the supply of foam into the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: AeroCore Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Jorge Ivan Saenz
  • Patent number: 11633081
    Abstract: A dishwasher, comprising: a wash tub; a sprayer configured to spray fluid within the wash tub; an imaging device configured to capture images within the wash tub; and a controller coupled to the imaging device and configured to perform a remote start of a wash cycle in the dishwasher in response to receiving a remote start command from a remote device by: controlling the imaging device to capture one or more images within the wash tub; initiating communication of the captured one or more images to the remote device for viewing on the remote device; waiting to receive a confirmation from the remote device; and starting the wash cycle in response to receiving the confirmation from the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: MIDEA GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Joel Boyer, Robert M. Digman, Russell Dietrich, Bassam Fawaz
  • Patent number: 11623252
    Abstract: A method of using an ultrasonic system includes positioning at least one component to a ultrasonic system, the ultrasonic system including: an ultrasonic device, comprising a plurality of ultrasonic transducers coupled to a flexible body; a power supply coupled to the ultrasonic device; a fluid vessel configured to supply fluid to the at least one component; and a waste vessel configured to collect the fluid supplied to the ultrasonic device from the fluid vessel. The method includes applying, via the power supply, a current to a plurality of ultrasonic transducers to dislodge a plurality of contaminants from the at least one component. The method includes flushing, via fluid from the fluid vessel, the plurality of contaminants dislodged from the at least one component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Inventors: Om Prakash, Megha Sahu, Kamaraj Kandhasamy, Sandeep Tripathi, Carolyn L. Kupper, Stephen P. Gaydos
  • Patent number: 11621159
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of treating a substrate. In one embodiment, supercritical fluid is supplied to a treatment space in a chamber such that the substrate in the treatment space is treated. The supercritical fluid is supplied to the treatment space while exhausting the treatment space. A temperature of the supercritical fluid supplied when exhausting the treatment space is higher than a temperature of the supercritical fluid supplied to the treatment space for treating the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: SEMES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Do Heon Kim, Kihoon Choi, Chan Young Heo, Ki-Moon Kang
  • Patent number: 11612917
    Abstract: A method for operating a reconditioning apparatus for cleaning and disinfecting a medical instrument(s), the medical instrument having an internal channel(s). The method including: receiving the medical instrument(s) in a reconditioning chamber; connecting the internal channel(s) to a fluid connection of fluid connections in the reconditioning chamber; flushing the internal channel(s) with a reconditioning fluid; detecting an identifying feature of medical instrument(s) indicating a type of the medical instrument(s); comparing the detected type with data sets stored in a database and, of the fluid connections, provide an allocation of a fluid connection connected to the internal channel(s) on a basis of the identified type; and subsequent to the flushing, actuating a compressed air source to apply compressed air to the allocated fluid connection such that reconditioning fluid present in the at least one internal channel is blown out of the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Inventor: Antonia Weis
  • Patent number: 11607714
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a device for cleaning a glass substrate and a method of cleaning the glass substrate. The device for cleaning the glass substrate includes a body; a conveying device including a carrying unit for carrying the glass substrate and moving the glass substrate into the body; a cleaning unit disposed in a fixed frame, wherein the cleaning unit includes a nozzle configured to be extended or retracted correspondingly to the glass substrate; and a water pipe unit disposed under the body, wherein the water pipe unit is configured to raise an internal humidity of the body and reduce electrostatic discharge effects caused by the glass substrate entering the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventor: Wei Yang
  • Patent number: 11610695
    Abstract: A method for decommissioning a nuclear facility includes: separating a nuclear reactor pressure vessel from biodegradable concrete; decommissioning a concrete structure; covering the biodegradable concrete; and decommissioning the biodegradable concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventors: Seok-Ju Hwang, Hyun-Je Cho, Ji-Hoon Lee, Cheon-Woo Kim
  • Patent number: 11608034
    Abstract: A vehicle cleaning system for cleaning a vehicle including a processor and a memory including computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations. The operations include determining that a passenger compartment of the vehicle requires cleaning and identifying a type of cleaning required. The operations also include that at least one of a fragrance system, a dry particulate removal system, and a wet particulate removal system is activated in response to the type of cleaning required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventors: Chen Zhou, Prakash Mohan Peranandam, Jianfeng Wang
  • Patent number: 11608989
    Abstract: A cleaning insert for removable arrangement in a cooking space of a cooking appliance includes a receiving device for receiving a cleaning unit with a cleaning composition in a reversibly fixed manner, and a supporting body connected to the receiving device for positioning the receiving device relative to the cooking space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventor: Wilhelm Bruckbauer
  • Patent number: 11602776
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a sonic cleaning system includes a tank configured to receive a liquid that enables propagation of sonic waves and a cylindrical insert located within the tank. The cylindrical insert includes a first end having a first opening and a second end opposite the first end. The second end has a second opening. The cylindrical insert is configured to suspend a workpiece between the first opening and the second opening. The sonic cleaning system includes a sonic transducer located within the cylindrical insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Coughlin, Jianqi Wang
  • Patent number: 11603485
    Abstract: A surface treatment method of a Si element-containing wafer including, during a cleaning process of the wafer, forming a water-repellent protective film on at least the recess portion of the uneven pattern by supplying a vapor of a composition containing a water-repellent protective film-forming component and a solvent in a state that a liquid is retained in at least the recess portion of the uneven pattern, changing the vapor of the composition into a liquid and replacing the liquid retained in the recess portion with the liquid of the composition. The water-repellent protective film-forming component consists of a compound of formula [1], and the solvent contains at least an acyclic carbonate. R1x(CH3)3-xSiN(R2)2??[1] R1 is selected from the group consisting of a H and a C1-C10 hydrocarbon group; x is an integer of 1 to 3; and R2 is each independently a group selected from the group consisting of methyl, ethyl and acetyl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventor: Yoshiharu Terui