Patents Examined by Gregory L. Huson
  • Patent number: 10842161
    Abstract: A meat smoker/cooker device is provided and includes a fuel chamber having a fuel chamber structure which includes a fuel chamber sidewall that defines a fuel chamber cavity, wherein the fuel chamber sidewall includes a first mounting hole, a second mounting hole and a sidewall slot communicated with the chamber cavity. Additionally, the meat smoker device also includes a fuel container having a container rim and being located within the chamber cavity proximate the slot bottom and an ignition article having an ignition article handle, an ignition article mounting structure and a heating element, wherein the ignition article handle includes a handle portion movably located within the sidewall slot and wherein the ignition article mounting structure is configured to mountingly engage with the first and second mounting hole, such that the ignition article is configurable between a first and second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Robert Luther, Michael Luther, Arnold Tang
  • Patent number: 10648676
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an oven able to reduce the temperature of an upper portion of the front glass through a door duct having an improved flow path structure for some of the air sucked into the inside of the door to reach to the upper portion of the front glass. An oven includes a main body; a cooking room provided inside the main body with an open front; a door, wherein the door includes a front glass installed on a front side; a rear glass installed on a rear side; at least one middle glass arranged between the front glass and the rear glass; a door handle coupled to an upper portion of the front glass; support frames arranged on both sides of the door to fix the front glass, the rear glass, and the middle glass; and a door duct coupled to an upper portion of the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dong Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10648662
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a nozzle structure for a hydrogen gas burner apparatus, capable of reducing an amount of generated NOx. A nozzle structure for a hydrogen gas burner apparatus, includes an outer pipe, an inner pipe disposed concentrically with the outer pipe, and a stabilizer configured to throttle a space between the outer pipe and the inner pipe. The inner pipe includes an inner pipe end part with an axial opening hole and a circumferential opening hole formed therein, the axial opening hole penetrating in an axial direction of the inner pipe, the circumferential opening hole penetrating in a radial direction of the inner pipe. A hydrogen gas flows through the inner pipe. The circumferential opening hole lets the hydrogen gas flow out from the inner pipe in the radial direction of the inner pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Nozomi Maitani, Daisuke Sakuma, Koichi Hirata, Noriyuki Ueno
  • Patent number: 10639967
    Abstract: An air-outlet adjusting assembly for a motor vehicle includes a drive unit configured to be driven by an electric drive and configured to act on at least one pivotable valve flap and at least one pivotable guide slat. The drive unit includes a rotatably arranged sliding-block carrier having a sliding block arranged eccentrically thereon, wherein, in a first rotary motion segment of the sliding-block carrier, the sliding block is configured to engage in a valve-flap slotted link connected for conjoint rotation to the at least one valve flap and, in a second rotary motion segment of the sliding-block carrier, the sliding block is configured to engage in a guide-slat slotted link connected for conjoint rotation to the at least one guide slat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Sergej Mikolajewski, Bernd Gayer, Norman Lange, Johannes Schneider
  • Patent number: 10627877
    Abstract: Examples described herein include air impeding structures with snap-in tabs. In some examples, an air impeding structure for a processing unit socket cover includes a main body encloses an interior space, a first snap-in tab, and a second snap-in tab. The main body may include a first curved wall at a first end of the main body connected to a second curved wall at a second end of the main body. The first snap-in tab extends below the first end of the main body and is recessed in relation to the first curved wall. The second snap-in tab extends below the second end of the main body and is recessed in relation to the second curved wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Daniel W. Tower, Pinche Tsai, Kevin F. Labbe, James Jeffery Schulze
  • Patent number: 10618659
    Abstract: The ventilation apparatus (20) according to the invention comprises a fan (30) including a rotary machine (32) and a fan wheel (34), an observation module, a module for connecting the device (20) to a power source (12), the fan wheel (34) being set in rotation by the rotary machine (32) when the apparatus (20) is connected to the power source (12), and rotating freely when the apparatus (20) is disconnected from the power source (12). The device (20) further includes an internal power module electrically connected between the rotary machine (32) and the observation module, the internal power module being able to recover an electric current generated by the rotary machine (32) driven by the fan wheel (34), to power the observation module (62), when the apparatus (20) is disconnected from the power source (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TECHNOFAN
    Inventors: Guillaume Boulet, Jean-Christophe Lombard, Pascal Toutain
  • Patent number: 10619862
    Abstract: A cooking appliance includes a housing having a sidewall and a front panel, wherein a heating cavity is defined within the housing. An operable door panel is rotationally coupled proximate the front panel and operable to provide selective access to the heating cavity via an aperture defined within the front panel. A heat source is in thermal communication with the heating cavity and the front panel. A blower is disposed within an interstitial space at least partially defined by an outer surface of the housing. A ventilation tower is attached to the sidewall and positioned proximate the front panel. Selective operation of the blower draws ventilation air from an external region proximate the front panel and into the interstitial space via the ventilation tower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Zachary J. Bruin-Slot, Massimiliano Daniele, Robert Scott Donarski, Emilio Fagundes, Gregory Tadeu Gargioni, Vando Sestrem, Yasmim Silvano
  • Patent number: 10612813
    Abstract: A system for controlling airflow in a plenum, that comprises a worm gear and planetary gear that are removably coupled to a worm shaft and planetary shaft, respectively. The planetary shaft controls the movement of a damper between an open position permitting maximum airflow through the plenum, and a closed position restricting airflow through the plenum. A motor or gear-motor is positioned at the plenum for driving the worm shaft. The motor is controlled by a remotely located controller that includes a power supply for operating the motor and that has a display providing a continuous indication of the position of the damper between the open and closed positions. The controller is connected to the motor through a cable with a detachable electrical connection between the cable and the controller, such as a jack and plug. A wall plate for housing the electrical connection is mounted on a wall or other structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Metropolitan Air Technology
    Inventors: John E. Hollender, Keith Alsberg, Michael Blaha
  • Patent number: 10612772
    Abstract: The present invention provides a fuel incinerating system comprising a fuel injector, a multi-stage fuel-air mixing device comprising a plurality of fuel intake tubes stacked vertically and configured to provide annular gaps between one or more of the vertically stacked fuel intake tubes to entrain ambient air to form a fuel-air mixture; and a combustor in communication with the fuel-air mixing device and defining a combustion chamber and in communication with an ignition source. The combustor is configured to impede flow of the fuel-air mixture through the combustion chamber to achieve a desired retention time of the fuel-air mixture within the combustion chamber to achieve substantially complete combustions of the fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Atlantis Research Labs Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir Mravcak, Dale Neuman
  • Patent number: 10602879
    Abstract: A vent assembly that increases air flow and temperature control for outdoor cooking/smoking appliances, which effectively controls the space/gap for air exit, so as to improve air flow through the chimney and to increase temperature ranges and control within the smoker/chimney. The vent may have a gasket to make the grill waterproof and prevent mold when the grill is not in use. The vent can pivot or slide in one direction to ensure it does not open completely, so as to lose the air flow setting when the grill cover is opened or tilted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Premier Specialty Brands, LLC
    Inventor: Robert A. Brennan
  • Patent number: 10596888
    Abstract: An operable vent for mounting on a substantially planar structure and configured for adjusting an opening in the planar structure to control air flow through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Sportech, LLC
    Inventors: Matt Eastwood, Cory McWhorter
  • Patent number: 10571136
    Abstract: An indoor unit (1000) of an air conditioner includes a housing (100) having an upper base plate (110) provided with an air inlet (101), a lower base plate (120) detachably mounted to the upper base plate (110) and provided with an air outlet, and a front cover (130) detachably mounted to the upper base plate (110); a heat exchanger (140) mounted on the upper base plate (110); a fan (142) detachably mounted to the lower base plate (120); and a thrust structure (340) having a body (350) that is disposed to a rear portion of the indoor unit (1000) and has a thrust face (351) abutting against a mounting member to limit a degree of freedom of upward movement of the indoor unit (1000).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Zhicai Cai, Xing Liu, Xiaofeng Bai, Xinzhou Zhang
  • Patent number: 10569893
    Abstract: Auxiliary power unit inlet apparatus and methods are disclosed. An example apparatus includes an aircraft including a fuselage, the fuselage including an air inlet including a first sub-inlet and a second sub-inlet separated from the first sub-inlet; and a door coupled along the air inlet to enable air to separably flow into the first sub-inlet and the second sub-inlet, the door to deter the air from flowing between the first sub-inlet and the second sub-inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Paul R. Tretow, David S. Chambers, Robert H. Willie
  • Patent number: 10562374
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a deflector for use with a vehicle air intake system that directs air from a vehicle exterior to a vehicle interior. The deflector can include a base configured for attachment to a region of an interior wall of an air compartment adjacent a perimeter of a drain. The deflector can also include a barrier wall connected to the base and including an inner surface that is disposed over the drain when the base is attached to the interior wall of the air compartment. The barrier wall can be shaped to define a concavity between the drain and the inner surface. The barrier wall can define an air stream opening that is disposed to direct air traveling from the drain and through the concavity toward a section of the interior wall of the air compartment that opposes a shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Thomas Mitch, Marc Powers, Kyle Mihok
  • Patent number: 10563887
    Abstract: An air control system 20 and associated methods including a flexible duct 30 having air exit holes 40, 42 and a flexible liner 50, 60 sheet within the duct 30 and extending longitudinally along the duct, the liner 50 sheet having opposite longitudinal edges 52, 54 connected to the duct 30 along the longitudinal length of the duct 30, the liner 50 sheet being permeable in one aspect and regulating air flow through the exit holes 40, 42 when the sheet is pressed against the portion of the duct having the exit holes. The duct 30 may also have multiple liner sheets 50, 60 arranged end-to-end and/or layered in various duct segments such that the different liners may be independently controlled to regulate the outflow of air from the duct as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Leiterman & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Ryan Leiterman
  • Patent number: 10562368
    Abstract: A method for heating the passenger compartment of an electric vehicle, including the following steps: pre-heating at least one part of the passenger compartment by at least one electric heater when the vehicle is connected to an external energy source, and heating the at least one part of the passenger compartment by a combustion heater when the vehicle is in use. Also provided is a system implementing such a method and an electric vehicle, in particular of the electric bus type, utilizing such a method or such a system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: BLUEBUS
    Inventors: Alexandre Desneux, Fabien Durand, Christophe Bardot
  • Patent number: 10557631
    Abstract: An exhaust gas treatment apparatus for treating an exhaust gas discharged from an EUV (Extreme Ultra Violet) exposure equipment by combustion treatment to make the exhaust gas harmless is disclosed. The exhaust gas treatment apparatus includes a cylindrical combustion chamber configured to combust a processing gas containing hydrogen, and a processing gas nozzle and an oxidizing gas nozzle provided on the combustion chamber and configured to blow the processing gas and an oxidizing gas, respectively, in a tangential direction to an inner circumferential surface of the combustion chamber, wherein the processing gas nozzle and the oxidizing gas nozzle are positioned in the same plane perpendicular to an axis of the combustion chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Kazutomo Miyazaki, Tetsuo Komai, Seiji Kashiwagi
  • Patent number: 10549606
    Abstract: An aerator having a duct and a deflector member to deflect the flow of air leaving the duct, the deflector member being mounted movably relative to the duct by means of an articulation. The deflector member extends around the articulation. The articulation includes a male part having a head and a female part having a housing, the head being received in the housing to allow the adjustment of the deflector member relative to the duct. The female part further includes at least one pressing element biased to bear against the head by an elastic biasing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventors: Ludovic Bouldron, Jean-Baptiste Vuattoux
  • Patent number: 10549434
    Abstract: Disclosed is a repair unit (10) for a pod (11), especially a laser designation pod, including: a transportable casing (14); a bubble (18) attached to the casing (14), having a retracted state and a deployed state, the bubble (18) including an opening (46) for inserting part of a pod (11) and at least two projections forming tubes (50) for the hands of an operator, each tube (50) opening up in the bubble (18); and a gas supply device (22) for switching the bubble (18) front the retracted state to the deployed state. The casing (14) and the bubble (18) define an inner space sealed from outside pollutants in both the retracted state and in the deployed state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventor: Didier Bihannic
  • Patent number: 10543736
    Abstract: A vehicle cabin pressure relief device is provided having a base layer defining an aperture, a retainer layer disposed on the base layer; and a sealing member. The sealing member further includes a first portion and a second portion extending from the first portion, wherein the second portion of the sealing member is sandwiched between the base layer and the retainer layer. The first portion is also displaceable relative to the base layer, and covers a portion of the aperture in a closed first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventors: Michael James Freeman, Gavin Smith