Patents Examined by Hafiz Muhammad Aamir
  • Patent number: 11306632
    Abstract: The invention relates to an oil decantation system (1) comprising: (i) a separator device (6) designed to trap the oil droplets (107) that are present in a flow of a blow-by gas (110); and (ii) a jet pump (5) positioned upstream of the separator device (6) and designed to accelerate and draw the flow of the blow-by gas (110) before it enters said separator device (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: NOVARES FRANCE
    Inventors: Christophe Maeseele, Christophe Pech, Jerome Demangeot
  • Patent number: 11284762
    Abstract: A dust suction system comprises a cyclonic dust filter component, a dust collection bucket and a load bearing frame. The dust collection bucket comprises an assembly rib, the load bearing frame comprises a frame and a support plate disposed on the frame, and the support plate comprises a through hole disposed corresponding to a dust exhausting port, and at least two assembly jaws located at two opposite sides of the through hole. Each of the assembly jaws comprises a connecting section, an extending section connecting the connecting section, and a limiting section connecting the extending section. The limiting section comprises a limiting protrusion disposed towards a direction of the through hole. When the two assembly jaws are not forced, movement of the assembly rib is restricted by the limiting section, so that the dust collection bucket is fixed on the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: X'POLE PRECISION TOOLS INC.
    Inventor: Bach Pangho Chen
  • Patent number: 11280299
    Abstract: A filter element for an air filter assembly of an engine includes a primary filter media and a secondary filter media. The primary filter media has a plurality of pleats having first fold edges on an inlet face of the primary filter media and second fold edges on an outlet face of the primary filter media. The first and second fold edges extend from a first lateral side to a second lateral side of the primary filter media. The secondary filter media is constructed of a non-woven material and includes a first portion arranged on the inlet face of the primary filter media, a second portion secured to the first lateral side of the primary filter media, and a third portion secured to the second lateral side of the primary filter media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Marcel Holzwarth, Jerome Stiger
  • Patent number: 11278834
    Abstract: A filter system can include a replaceable filter cartridge having a spinner element structured to swirl a mixed flow of compressible fluid and oil, as well as an end cap used to enclose an open interior of a filter media of the filter cartridge. The filter cartridge can be configured to interface with and be supported by a mesh holder. A housing can be attached over the filter cartridge to enclose the system and create a flow path for a mixed flow of compressible fluid and oil. The replaceable filter cartridge can be constructed of materials suitable for disposal in a waste incineration process. The mesh holder can be inserted on a combo-block and secured in place by a compression fitting. A stand pipe can extend into the interior of the filter media and be coupled with a central passage of the mesh holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Industrial U.S., Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Lucas, Christopher Leamon, Daniel Patrick McGuinness
  • Patent number: 11266939
    Abstract: An adjustable filter assembly for a heating, ventilation, and/or air conditioning (HVAC) system includes a first filter retainer configured to capture a first filter and a second filter retainer configured to capture a second filter. The adjustable filter assembly also includes a hinge coupled between first filter retainer and the second filter retainer and about which the first filter retainer and the second filter retainer are configured to rotate to position the first filter and the second filter at an angle relative to one another in a first angled operating configuration and to align the first filter and the second filter with one another in a second angled operating configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventor: Gaurav S. Patil
  • Patent number: 11260977
    Abstract: Filtration apparatus are disclosed. An example filtration apparatus includes a housing including a plurality of walls defining a cavity, a filter located in the cavity, and a cleanout system coupled to the housing. The cleanout system includes a cleanout passageway between an outer surface of the housing and the filter. The cleanout system includes a cleanout inlet accessible from the outer surface of the housing and a cleanout outlet in fluid communication with the filter. The cleanout system enables removal of particulate from the filter without removing the filter from the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mary E. Beckman, Andrew Leung
  • Patent number: 11255265
    Abstract: An air-oil separation system for a gas turbine engine system comprises a housing that extends circumferentially around an axis to define an interior chamber of the housing and a separation unit located in the chamber. The housing is formed to include an inlet configured to receive a mixture of air and oil, an oil outlet configured to conduct oil to exit the housing, and an air outlet configured to conduct air to exit the housing. The air-oil separation unit separates air from the oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventor: John R. Gebhard
  • Patent number: 11247161
    Abstract: A support structure for an interior volume of a construction of pleated media is operably oriented in the interior volume and structurally supports the media. The support structure can pass directly through an innermost 60% of the interior volume. It can have a void volume not more than 80%. It can be inner liner-free and extend in a non-curved path. It can include a first sheet and second sheet of porous material. At least a first brace construction secures the first sheet and second sheet together and in spaced apart, opposing relation. The support structure can include a pleated construction having pleats extending in a direction non-parallel and angled to the direction of pleats of the pleated filter media. The support structure can be molded spacers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Edward Johnson, Gregory L. LaVallee, Janelle M. Hampton, Daniel E. Adamek, Jonathan G. Parsons, Richard Osendorf
  • Patent number: 11235262
    Abstract: This gas-liquid separator is provided with: a tank part which stores and separates a refrigerant; and a pipe connection part forming outlet/inlet ports for the refrigerant from the tank part. The pipe connection part has: a first connection part having a first connection pipe which guides the refrigerant to an expansion valve; a second connection part having a second connection pipe through which the cooled refrigerant returns; a third connection part having a third connection pipe which guides the refrigerant to a compressor; a fourth connection part having a fourth connection pipe which guides the refrigerant into the tank part from an outdoor heat exchanger; and a first flow path switching valve which allows the inside of the tank part to communicate with the third connection pipe during heating operations, and allows the second connection pipe to communicate with the third connection pipe during cooling operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Marelli Cabin Comfort Japan Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Osaki, Mitsuaki Nagata, Akihiro Okajima
  • Patent number: 11229917
    Abstract: A separator apparatus is described for separating liquids and solids from a gas. The separator apparatus includes a reverse flow cyclone comprising a cylindrical section, a conical section, and a top, the cylindrical section having a feed inlet, the top having a gas outlet, and the conical section having a reject outlet at the bottom thereof. An axial cyclone is disposed in the cylindrical section, the axial cyclone oriented with a first end located proximate to the top of the apparatus and a second end opposite the first end, the axial cyclone having a tapered entrance fixture at the second end thereof and having a wall with a plurality of openings located between the first end of the axial cyclone and a midpoint of the axial cyclone. A drain plate is coupled to the cylindrical section below the openings of the axial cyclone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: CAMERON INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dag Kvamsdal, Pinkesh R. Sanghani, Ankur D. Jariwala, Luis Eduardo Caires-Fernandez
  • Patent number: 11207638
    Abstract: A concentrating apparatus for concentrating compressed air includes a first hollow cylindrical concentrating unit which is adapted to cause compressed air to: (i) collide with an upstream side of a collision plate so as to be concentrated and partially liquefied; (ii) move to an annular passage and be jetted into an air moving chamber so as to be adiabatically expanded and partially liquefied; (iii) be compressed in an air compressing passage and pushed out so as to retreat along a conical partition wall; (iv) collide with a downstream side of the collision plate so as to be concentrated and partially liquefied; (v) be introduced into an upstream end of an outlet tube; and (vi) move to a downstream end of the outlet tube and into a second hollow cylindrical concentrating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: JAPAN AIR DRYER SALE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyasu Kawamata
  • Patent number: 11198084
    Abstract: Provided is a pneumatic system for a vehicle, in particular a commercial vehicle. The system comprises a compressor, an air dryer cartridge, and a purge valve. The purge valve is protected by a filter. The filter is arranged in a housing and covers an inlet of an air channel formed in the housing which connects the inlet and the purge valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: ZF CV Systems Europe BV
    Inventors: Mateusz Baut, Blazej Marcinkiewicz, Karol Pawlowski
  • Patent number: 11173500
    Abstract: A separation assembly comprises a housing and a bearing plate assembly. The housing contains a turbine assembly and a rotor portion and defines a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet. The bearing plate assembly is adjustably attachable to the housing and defines a drive jet that directs fluid from the fluid inlet to the turbine assembly. The bearing plate assembly is mountable to the housing in multiple different orientations such that the relative position of the fluid inlet of the housing and the drive jet of the bearing plate assembly is adjustable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, INC.
    Inventors: Benjamin L. Scheckel, Ganesh Kn, Amol Sukhdev Gangadhare
  • Patent number: 11167293
    Abstract: A cyclone separator for separating at least two phases of a fluid, with a base housing through which the fluid can flow in an essentially helical pattern, that has a separation chamber with an upper and a lower end, wherein the upper and lower end each respectively have a wall, and a central axis that extends between the two ends, and furthermore a central separation tube arranged inside the conical separation chamber, concentric to the central axis of the base housing, with an essentially cylindrical wall having a surface facing toward the inner cross-section with a first surface profile, and a surface facing away from the inner cross-section with a second surface profile. The base housing has at its upper end a header section with an inner radius and with at least one essentially tangentially attached inlet opening for the fluid, as well as at least one light fraction outlet opening with a cross-section and, at its lower end, at least one expansion chamber and at least one heavy fraction outlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: ECOFARIO GmbH
    Inventor: Sebastian Porkert
  • Patent number: 11167229
    Abstract: A gas-liquid separator includes: a housing including a gas inlet, a gas outlet, and a water storage section at a lower side of the gas inlet and the gas outlet; a collision wall provided inside the housing to collide with a gas that contains water introduced from the gas inlet to separate the water from the gas by adhering the water thereto while changing a flow direction of the gas; and a downflow wall provided inside the housing to introduce the water falling from the collision wall into the water storage section and change the flow direction of the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Aisin Seiki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Takashi Mishima, Naoya Tsutsui, Koichi Kashiwagi, Ryuta Hayami
  • Patent number: 11160428
    Abstract: A cleaner includes a housing having a hollow inner space, a housing partition configured to divide the inner space into an first space and a second space, first and second communication holes formed through the housing partition to allow the first and second spaces to communicate with each other, an inlet through which air from an outside of the housing is introduced into the second space, an air discharge port through which air in the first space is exhausted to the outside of the housing, a fan arranged in the first space to draw air to the air discharge port, a first cyclone arranged in the second space to guide air to the first communication hole and separate dirt from the air, and a second cyclone arranged in the second space to guide a portion of air to the second communication hole and separate dirt from the air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignees: LG ELECTRONICS INC., IUCF-HYU (INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION)
    Inventors: Sangchul Lee, Changgun Lee, Kietak Hyun, Sejin Yook, Sanghee Woo, Seungyoon Noh
  • Patent number: 11154804
    Abstract: A water extractor for an environmental control system includes a primary duct having an inlet and an outlet, a scupper with a scupper inlet extending about the inlet of the primary duct, and a supply duct. The supply duct is in fluid communication with the primary duct and has a wall with an interior surface terminating at the scupper inlet. The interior surface defines one or more one swirl groove within the wall for gathering and conveying liquid water entrained in an airflow traversing the inlet duct to the scupper inlet. Environmental control systems, methods of making water extractors, and methods of removing water from air flows are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nigel G. M. Palmer
  • Patent number: 11148090
    Abstract: A pocket filter assembly with reduced risk for exposing a user to contaminations leaving the pocket filter assembly during and after removal of the pocket filter assembly from an installation is disclosed. A first pocket filter comprises a grip member configured to be gripped by the user to enable folding of the pocket filters in a controlled manner before removal of the pocket filter assembly from an installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Camfil AB
    Inventors: Fredrik Englund, Stefan Ericson
  • Patent number: 11148085
    Abstract: A charged multilayer nanofiber filter for air filtration and the fabrication method thereof is disclosed. The charged multilayer nanofiber filter has a plurality of charged nanofiber mats. Each of the plurality of charged nanofiber mats is obtained by charging nanofiber mats individually before assembling. The nanofiber mat comprises a nanofiber layer and a substrate layer. The plurality of charged nanofiber mats is assembled such that the nanofiber layers and the substrate layers are stacked together in an alternative manner. The charged multilayer nanofiber filter can be fabricated by electrospinning a polymer solution on the substrate layer to obtain a nanofiber mat, charging the nanofiber mat to obtain a charged nanofiber mat, and assembling a plurality of charged nanofiber mats to form the charged multilayer nanofiber filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Wallace Woon Fong Leung
  • Patent number: 11149699
    Abstract: A filter element for an air filter assembly of an engine includes a primary filter media and a secondary filter media. The primary filter media has a plurality of pleats having first fold edges on an inlet face of the primary filter media and second fold edges on an outlet face of the primary filter media. The first and second fold edges extend from a first lateral side to a second lateral side of the primary filter media. The secondary filter media is constructed of a non-woven material and includes a first portion arranged on the inlet face of the primary filter media, a second portion secured to the first lateral side of the primary filter media, and a third portion secured to the second lateral side of the primary filter media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Marcel Holzwarth, Jerome Stiger