Patents Examined by Jason Y. Ko
  • Patent number: 10964555
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a water jet processing apparatus including a chuck table that holds a workpiece by a holding surface, a high-pressure water injection unit having a high-pressure water nozzle that injects high-pressure water along planned dividing lines of the workpiece to remove burrs, a processing feed unit that carries out processing feed of the chuck table in an X-direction, and an indexing feed unit that carries out indexing feed of the high-pressure water nozzle in a Y-direction. The water jet processing apparatus also includes a movement unit that moves the high-pressure water nozzle in a Z-direction, an alignment unit that images the workpiece, a cassette placement region in which a cassette that houses plural workpieces is placed, and a conveying unit that conveys the workpiece between the cassette and the chuck table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Satoshi Hanajima
  • Patent number: 10953440
    Abstract: A sound-pressure analyzer in a high-intensity acoustic field that can accurately presume the cavitation-threshold and cavitation-amount being generated comprises: a hydrophone for transferring a voltage-signal corresponding to said sound-pressure in said acoustic field; a frequency-analyzer; and an arithmetic device. The frequency-analyzer analyzes the frequency-component in such an acoustic field based on the voltage-signal being transferred from the hydrophone and then sorts such signal into a basic-frequency component, a harmonic component, a sub-harmonic component and a white-noise component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nagaya Okada, Yoshiyuki Asakura
  • Patent number: 10939798
    Abstract: A dispenser of washing agents for dishwashers comprises: a dispenser body with a receptacle for containing a washing agent; a door having a door body mounted in a guided way with respect to the dispenser body for being movable between a position of closing and a position of opening of the receptacle; and slide guides between the dispenser body and the door body. Two first walls of the dispenser body each have one side facing a side of a respective second wall of the door body. The slide guides comprise guiding elements and guided elements at facing sides of the first walls of the dispenser body and of the second walls of the door body, the guided elements being slidably coupled to the guiding elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: ELTEK S.p.A.
    Inventor: Daniele Cerruti
  • Patent number: 10941511
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a clothes treatment apparatus and, more particularly, to a clothes treatment apparatus for directly heating a drum accommodating clothes. According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, provided is a clothes treatment apparatus comprising: a tub; a drum, made of a metal, which accommodates clothes and is rotatably provided inside the tub; and an induction module, provided in the tub so as to have a spacing from a circumferential surface of the drum, for generating an electromagnetic field to heat the circumferential surface of the drum, wherein the induction module comprises: a coil which is formed by winding a wire such that electric current is applied thereto to generate a magnetic field; and a base housing mounted on an outer circumferential surface of the tub, wherein the base housing is provided with a coil slot for defining the shape of the coil in such a manner that the wire is mounted therein so as to have a predetermined distance between wire and wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Beomjun Kim, Woore Kim, Bio Park, Seulgi Park, Jaehyuk Jang, Sangwook Hong, Changoh Kim, Hyunwoo Noh
  • Patent number: 10934660
    Abstract: A garment processing device comprising: a cabinet; a door; a first hinge comprising a first shaft disposed on one of the cabinet or the door, and a first shaft containing portion disposed on the other of the cabinet or the door such that the first shaft is contained therein in an attachable/detachable manner; a second hinge comprising a second shaft coupled to the door so as to form a first axis of rotation together with the first shaft and a third shaft for rotatably fixing the second shaft to the cabinet; a third hinge comprising a fourth shaft disposed on one of the cabinet or the door so as to form a second axis of rotation together with the third shaft, and a fourth shaft containing portion disposed on the other of the cabinet or the door such that the fourth shaft is contained therein in an attachable/detachable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngjoo Lee, Hongjun Cho, Sanghun Bae
  • Patent number: 10926580
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for cleaning a paint roller. The apparatus includes a handle configured to communicate a cleaning solvent to a cleaning casement. The solvent is tangentially directed at a surface of a roller brush contained within the cleaning casement to impart a rotation of the paint roller to dissolve and release the paint or other coating composition from the paint roller. The cleaning casement may include a top casement segment and a bottom casement segment hingedly connected to enclose the roller brush. In use the roller brush may be inserted into the cleaning casement while attached to the roller handle assembly. Removed paint and solvent are collected through an exhaust.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventor: Austra Lee Galloway
  • Patent number: 10920355
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a garment processing apparatus which comprises: a tub rotatably supporting a drum for storing garments; a driving part or unit for rotating the drum; a magnetic force generating part provided on either one of the drum and the tub to generate magnetic force; and a signal generating part provided on the remaining one of the drum and the tub to generate different signals based on magnetic force that changes according to the position of the magnetic force generating part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kayeon Kim, Jaehyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10914031
    Abstract: A laundry washing machine having a washing basket that is loaded through the upper area, and an agitator located inside the washing basket. The agitator has a base, a hollow elongated body provided with at least one opening, and a filtration element located within the agitator. The agitator has a plane defined by the intersection of at least two areas of the edge of the opening to form an angle, relative to a tangential velocity vector of the rotational movement of the agitator starting from said opening, the angle being defined between 15° and 90°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Marcelo Piekarski, Luiz Carlos Pazinato, Fabiano Costi, Oscar Luiz Madalena, Eduardo Orthmann, Eduardo De Menezes Lino Modesto, Vicente Marconcin Vanhazebrouck, Adriano Bonatto Cardozo
  • Patent number: 10910910
    Abstract: A drive motor for a laundry appliance includes a stator having a plurality of windings that extend around teeth of the stator. A rotor is in electromagnetic communication with the stator. The rotor is coupled to a drive shaft that extends through the stator. When the winding of the stator is electrically energized, the rotor rotates relative to the stator at a predetermined range of rotational frequencies that includes a baseline natural frequency of the rotor. A harmonic-modulating member is attached to the rotor that modulates the baseline natural frequency of the rotor to be a modulated natural frequency. The predetermined range of rotational frequencies is free of the modulated natural frequency of the rotor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Mark J. Christensen, Mihir Kikale, Eduardo Abraham Lopez Benitez, Sushil Sakharam Paradhe
  • Patent number: 10898054
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dishwasher that sprays washing water and steam to wash dishes or cooking appliances. The dishwasher according to the present invention includes: a tub which receives a target of washing; a sump which is disposed at a bottom of the tub to store washing water; a spray arm which sprays the washing water stored in the sump into the tub; a heater which generates heat by heating washing water in a circulation passage connecting the sump and the spray arm; and a steam passage which is connected to the steam nozzle, and in which the steam generated by the heater flows. Accordingly, the steam generated in the circulation passage may be supplied smoothly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Daebong Yang, Minseong Kim, Hyungman Park
  • Patent number: 10903091
    Abstract: According to the present invention, after supplying a rinse liquid containing water to a substrate that is held horizontally, an IPA-containing liquid which contains isopropyl alcohol is supplied to the substrate to which the rinse liquid adhering. Subsequently, an IPA-containing liquid low in moisture concentration is supplied to the substrate. The IPA-containing liquid which has been supplied to the substrate is recovered and supplied to the substrate again.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventor: Akio Hashizume
  • Patent number: 10900161
    Abstract: A washing machine including a door provided to open and close an inlet, a tub having an opening corresponding to the inlet, a drum rotatably provided inside the tub and in which laundry is accomodatable, a door cleaning nozzle provided to spray washing water toward the door, a pump chamber provided at a lower portion of the tub to store the washing water discharged from the tub, a drain pump provided to pump the washing water stored in the pump chamber and discharge the washing water to the outside, and a controller provided to rotate the drum in order to tumble the laundry, spray washing water through the door cleaning nozzle, operate the drain pump to discharge the washing water stored in the pump chamber, and supply the washing water to a water supply pipe connected to a detergent supply device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Ha Park, Su Jin Seong, Joo Yeon Park, Bo-Kyung Lee, Sang Yeon Pyo, Ja Yeon Seo, Woo Kyung Jung, Jeong Su Han
  • Patent number: 10895033
    Abstract: A washing machine includes a washing-basket assembly including a rotatable shaft configured to be rotatably supported. A gear assembly is configured to engage with the rotatable shaft. A foot-peddle assembly is coupled to the gear assembly. This is done in such a way that the foot-peddle assembly, in use, urges a rotatable reciprocating movement of the gear assembly, the rotatable shaft and the washing-basket assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventor: Yi Jiang
  • Patent number: 10888211
    Abstract: A dishwashing method in which water having an oxidizing and disinfecting action is provided in a dishwasher and used as dishwashing water or added to a dishwashing water, wherein, to provide the water, a) a stream of untreated water is fed into a reverse osmosis device and separated into a concentrate stream and a permeate stream, b) ozone is produced by an ozone generator, and c) the ozone is introduced into the permeate stream emerging from the reverse osmosis device, wherein the reverse osmosis controls ozone production in that the ozone generator is configured such that ozone is only produced and mixed with the permeate stream when the reverse osmosis device is in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: BWT Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Juergen Johann, Andrea Pavan
  • Patent number: 10876248
    Abstract: Disclosed is a laundry treatment apparatus configured to directly heat a drum containing laundry therein using an induction module. The laundry treatment apparatus includes a cabinet, a tub provided in the cabinet, a drum for containing laundry therein, the drum being rotatably provided in the tub and being formed of a metallic material, an induction module provided so as to be spaced apart from the circumferential surface of the drum in order to heat the circumferential surface of the drum using a magnetic field generated by applying current to a coil, a module control unit for controlling the output of the induction module, a cooling path through which the outside of the cabinet, the interior of the module control unit and the interior of the induction module communicate sequentially with each other, and a fan provided in the cooling path. The apparatus is capable of improving efficiency and enhancing safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Woore Kim, Hongjun Cho, Sangwook Hong
  • Patent number: 10876247
    Abstract: A laundry treatment apparatus includes: a tub; a drum configured to rotate within the tub and to receive laundry therein; and an induction module provided at an outer surface of the tub and configured to heat the drum via induction using a magnetic field generated by applying current to a coil formed by a wire that is wound within the induction module. The induction module includes a base housing configured to accommodate the coil, the base housing being mounted on the outer surface of the tub. The coil is formed with the wire being wound around within the base housing, and includes a straight portion and a curved portion, with a first radius of curvature of an inner coil portion of the curved portion of the coil being the same as a second radius of curvature of an outer coil portion of the curved portion of the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Woore Kim, Hongjun Cho, Sangwook Hong
  • Patent number: 10869588
    Abstract: Provided is a dishwasher for spraying washing water or steam to wash dishes or cooking appliances. The dishwasher according to the present invention includes: a case; a tub which is provided inside the case to form a washing space where a target of washing is received; a spray arm which sprays washing water into the tub; a sump which is disposed under the tub to store the washing water; a washing pump which supplies the washing water stored in the sump to the spray arm and generates steam; a steam nozzle which sprays the steam generated in the washing pump to the washing space; and a steam hose which connects the washing pump and the steam nozzle, wherein the sump comprises a steam hose supporter that supports the steam hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sangwoo Woo, Wook Hong, Gyuhan Hwang
  • Patent number: 10870137
    Abstract: A sheet cleaning device and method is provided. The sheet cleaning device includes a soak unit, a cleaning solution cleaning unit, a water cleaning unit, a drying unit, and a conveying member. The soak unit is configured to accommodate a soak solution and a sheet so that the sheet is subjected to static cleaning of the soak solution; the cleaning solution cleaning unit is configured to rinse the sheet with a cleaning solution; the water cleaning unit is configured to rinse the sheet with water; and the drying unit is configured to perform drying treatment to a cleaned sheet. The conveying member is configured to receive a soaked sheet from the soak unit and convey the soaked sheet through the cleaning solution cleaning unit, the water cleaning unit, and the drying unit, in order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Xiaobao Li
  • Patent number: 10870941
    Abstract: A control method of a laundry treatment apparatus is disclosed. The control method includes supplying electric power to a first load unit to execute a first cycle set in a first treatment device (a first step), supplying electric power to a second load unit to execute a second cycle set in a second treatment device (a second step), when an amount of current per unit time that is supplied to the laundry treatment apparatus is equal to or greater than a predetermined reference current amount, terminating the second step and executing a third cycle set in the second treatment device so as to consume a lower amount of current than an amount of current per unit time necessary to execute the second cycle (a third step), terminating the first cycle of the first treatment device (a fourth step), and executing the second cycle of the second treatment device after completing the fourth step (a fifth step).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kwangchul Heo, Kijung Sung
  • Patent number: 10863880
    Abstract: A method for reducing auto-dosing fluctuation of a washing machine equipped with an automatic dosing device, by using a liquid detergent with a relatively low high-shear viscosity. A cleaning system including a washing machine equipped with an auto-dosing device, in combination with a liquid detergent characterized by a relative low high-shear viscosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ming Tang, Xiaolin Yang