Patents Examined by Jorge Pereiro
  • Patent number: 11117274
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel knife with fire igniting capabilities as part of the knife itself. More specifically, the present invention provides for both a knife, and fire starting capability in one piece, which are both crucial to outdoor survival and useful in general camping and hiking activities. The handle can be hollow to contain a small survival kit, and the grips can be wrapped in paracord for other multiple outdoor survival uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Outdoor Element, LLC
    Inventor: Michael John Mojica
  • Patent number: 11116049
    Abstract: An appliance includes a hinge module between a main body and a pull-down door. The hinge module includes a housing, a rotational axis member disposed in the housing serving as a center of rotation between the pull-down door and the main body, an inner link housing movably disposed in the housing that moves with the opening of the pull-down door in a direction of the rotational axis member, and a damper installed in the inner link housing, the damper including a piston and a cylinder and providing damping force according to a relative movement of the piston and the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Jangmo Shin, Jeongkil Kim, Myeong Jun Shin, Seongho Jeong, Sangki Lee
  • Patent number: 11112125
    Abstract: An oven rack assembly (1000) includes an oven rack (1008) and a slide system (1018). The slide system (1018) includes slide devices (1020) positioned at opposing sides of the oven rack (1008). A subframe (1040) is positioned below the slide devices (1020). Retention/release devices (1062) are mounted on the slide devices (1020) and are manually operable by a user so as to selectively retain the subframe (1040) in a stationary position or, alternatively, release the subframe (1040) so that the subframe (1040) can be removed from the oven (128?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SSW Advanced Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. Stewart, Jeffrey Alan Ambrose, Jason Robert Yochum
  • Patent number: 11105515
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus includes a case including an inner case having a cooking chamber formed therein and an outer case configured to surround the inner case, and having an open front surface, a tray put on the cooking chamber, a door coupled to the front surface of the case and configured to selectively open and close the open front surface, an elevating device installed at left and right internal surfaces of the inner case and configured to move the tray in forward and backward directions and upward and downward directions, wherein the elevating device includes a fixed rail fixed to an internal side surface of the inner case, a moveable rail configured to slide and move in forward and backward directions in a state where the moveable rail is coupled to the fixed rail, a support link configured to connect a side surface of the tray and the moveable rail, and a manipulator connected to the moveable rail and the support link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Yonghyun Lee, Kyoungjoon Park, Jaekyung Yang, Yongsoo Lee
  • Patent number: 11103105
    Abstract: A multi-part cooking grate with a lower sub-grate with a first plurality of V-shaped cooking members running along a length of the lower sub-grate and having a first predetermined spacing between the first plurality cooking members along a width of the lower sub-grate, and an upper sub-grate with a second plurality of V-shaped cooking members running along a length of the lower sub-grate and having a second predetermined spacing between the second plurality of cooking members along a width of the upper sub-grate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: W.C. Bradley Co.
    Inventor: Mallik Ahmed
  • Patent number: 11105502
    Abstract: A insert for a staged fuel burner and processes for using a burner with the insert. The insert has a burner tip that injects a mixture of primary fuel and combustion air into a combustion zone to produce a flame. A staged fuel is also injected into the combustion zone. Prior to being injected into the combustion zone, from the burner tip, the staged fuel, is injected into the burner tip and draws combustion air from the mixer of the burner insert into the burner tip with the staged fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Richard R. Martin, Colin J. Deller
  • Patent number: 11098898
    Abstract: An automatic pilot lighting system for unattended automatic lighting of a standing pilot may include a powered (e.g., battery powered, etc.) circuit. The powered circuit may include an analog timer circuit including a timer switch. A spark ignitor may be coupled with the timer switch. A temperature knob pilot momentary switch may be coupled with the timer switch. An ON/OFF switch may be coupled with the temperature knob pilot momentary switch and the timer switch. The ON/OFF switch may be configured to be operable for selectively disabling and enabling a power source. The analog timer circuit may be configured to be selectively activatable for applying voltage from the power source via the ON/OFF switch for pilot hold voltage and spark ignition for an amount of time sufficient to allow for unattended automatic lighting of the standing pilot and sufficient voltage generation to support standalone operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas P. Buescher, Daniel L. Furmanek, Ryan Jensen
  • Patent number: 11098952
    Abstract: A grain aeration system facilitates thorough and efficient aeration of grain within a grain bin. The system includes a grain bin having a top vent and a bottom vent. A stand is positioned within the grain bin. A duct includes a loop section supported on the stand and an extension extending from the loop section out through the bottom vent in the grain bin. The duct has a duct wall and a plurality of perforations extending through the duct wall. A blower drives air flow out of the bottom vent creating air flow into the grain bin through the top vent and into the duct wherein the blower is configured to aerate grain positioned within the grain bin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventor: LeRoy Edlund
  • Patent number: 11092335
    Abstract: A fuel-fired device can include an air-moving device that mixes air and a fuel to generate a fuel-air mixture. The fuel-fired device can also include an air box that provides the air to the air-moving device, and a fuel valve that provides the fuel to the air-moving device, where the fuel valve includes a tracking port coupled to the air box, where the tracking port detects a pressure of the air box. The fuel-fired device can further provide a pressure-regulating device disposed between a pressurized component and the tracking port of the fuel valve. The flow regulating device can control, during an ignition phase of operation, an amount of the fuel provided by the fuel valve to the air-moving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Rheem Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Stephen Thurlkill, Amin Akbarimonfared, Jorge M. Gamboa, Robert S. Glass
  • Patent number: 11085637
    Abstract: A gas turbine combustor includes a pilot burner disposed on a central portion of a combustion liner; and a plurality of main burners disposed to surround the pilot burner. The pilot burner includes: a pilot nozzle disposed on the central portion of the combustion liner; and a pilot cone including a widened portion widening downstream away from a downstream end of the pilot nozzle, and an annular portion having an annular shape extending outward in a radial direction from a downstream opening end of the widened portion. The annular portion includes a first position in a circumferential direction and a second position different from the first position in the circumferential direction, and the first position and the second position have different widths in the radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Mitsunori Isono, Keijiro Saito, Shuhei Hosaka
  • Patent number: 11067272
    Abstract: A flare tip for discharging and burning high pressure and low pressure flare gas is provided. A cover is positioned over the upper end of a first pipe through which a high pressure waste gas stream flows. The configuration of the cover allows the high pressure waste gas to burn smokelessly. The upper end of a second pipe that is concentrically positioned around the first pipe is positioned at a lower elevation than the upper end of the first pipe, and the outer edge of the second pipe is tangential to the flat bottom portion of the cover. When the waste gas exiting the upper end of the first pipe does not have sufficient force to raise the cover off the upper end of the first pipe, the flat bottom portion of the cover forms a cap over the upper end of the first pipe while the upper end of the second pipe remains open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Cimarron
    Inventor: Jianhui Hong
  • Patent number: 11047601
    Abstract: A method and a system of a high-temperature calcium looping thermochemical energy storage are provided. A thermochemical energy storage system is based on CaCO3/CaO, and an energy storage is performed by a mutual transformation between a thermal energy and a chemical energy. When solar irradiation is sufficient, CaCO3 solid particulates are indirectly heated by hot air generated from solar energy to perform an endothermic decomposition reaction, and received heat is stored in decomposition products of CaO and CO2 in a form of the chemical energy. When heat is required, a reversible thermochemical reaction occurs between the CaO and CO2 under an atmospheric pressure, and the chemical energy stored in the CaO and CO2 is transformed into the heat for release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventors: Xiang Ling, Xiaoyi Chen, Yan Wang, Xiaogang Jin
  • Patent number: 11047580
    Abstract: Individual grates and a multi-grate system for a cooking range include construction of the tangs and nubs of each grate are aligned with each other in a manner providing a non-contiguous surface along a common plane. The common plane is provided by the uppermost surfaces of the tangs and nubs upon which the bottom of a cooking vessel (e.g., stock pot, skillet, saucepan, griddle, etc.) rests, with the relative position providing that a five-inch diameter bottom surface of the cooking vessel will contact the common plane sufficiently to substantially prevent tipping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Middleby Marshall Inc.
    Inventor: Christian Matthew Yungbluth
  • Patent number: 11039713
    Abstract: A clamp for securing a side table or other accessory to a grill without modifying or damaging the grill is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Karol Polaczek, Romualdo Sonny Siazon
  • Patent number: 11033148
    Abstract: A portable, dual fuel cooking assembly includes a rack that has a plurality of wheels thereon for rolling the rack along a support surface having the rack being vertically oriented. A plurality of gaseous fuel tanks is provided each of the gaseous fuel tanks is positioned on the rack. A charcoal pan is removably positionable on the second supports and the charcoal pan is comprised of a heat resistant material for having charcoal burned thereupon for cooking. A grill slidably engages the rack has the grill is positioned above the charcoal pan for cooking. A plurality of tiles is each of the tiles is positioned on top of the rack for cooking. A burner is coupled to the rack and the burner is positioned beneath the tiles such that the burner directs a flame upwardly onto the tiles when the burner is turned on to cook the food item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Inventor: Mo Tadaie
  • Patent number: 11035592
    Abstract: A solar collector system comprising at least one heliostat and an inflatable cover configured to protectively conceal the at least one heliostat while it tracks the sun. The inflatable cover comprises a flexible membrane, which is transparent and colorless so that sunlight is transmitted through the cover. The cover may comprise an elastomeric material such as ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE). The solar collector system may further include a pump for inflating the inflatable cover, a pressure relief valve configured to prevent air pressure in the inflatable cover from exceeding a predetermined threshold, and a pressure sensor configured to automatically turn on the pump when the internal pressure falls below a predetermined threshold. The inflatable cover effectively removes wind loading from the heliostats, thus enabling the heliostats to use low-power, less-expensive actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Heliogen, Inc.
    Inventors: William Gross, Andrea Pedretti
  • Patent number: 11021677
    Abstract: Multiple candle wicks include a wick construction having at least one pair of substantially parallel elongate candle wicks which are laterally separated from one another, and a ladder filament connecting the pair of candle wicks. The ladder filament extends back and forth between the candle wicks (e.g., at substantially 90° relative to the elongate axes of the wicks) and is of sufficient flexural stiffness so as to resiliently bias the pair of candle wicks from a compacted position and into a spread position following release of an applied bending force. A multiple candle wick assembly includes such a wick construction whereby the crossing portions of the ladder filament are bent around an exterior circumferential portion of an elongate core element so as to assume a general U-shape around the exterior circumferential portion thereof and to place the candle wicks into the compacted position thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: FIL-TEC HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Kyle R. Staley, Andrew L. Wallech, Lesa F. Bowers, Charles H. Rockwell, Amir Yaraghi, Vincent E. Schoeck, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11022301
    Abstract: A radiant heater includes a generally U-shaped radiative heating element having a first straight section, a second straight section, and an interconnecting U-shaped section. The non-connected end of the first straight section is arranged for communication with a burner and the non-connected end of the second straight section is arranged for communication with an extractor for extracting combustion gases from the tube. A redirecting element including opposed helical vanes, each executing a 180° turn about a central, common tube, is arranged within the first straight section so as to redirect, in use, at least a portion of the combusted gases flowing within the upper half of the tube towards the lower half, and gases flowing in the lower half towards the upper half.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: David Mervin Jones
  • Patent number: 11015803
    Abstract: A combustion device includes at least one burner, a supporting assembly, and an infrared ray generation assembly. The at least one burner includes a flame outlet; the front cover of the supporting assembly includes a flat cover plate which has a plurality of holes; the infrared ray generation mesh which is disposed on the supporting assembly is corresponding to the flame outlet; the flames generated by the flame outlet heat the infrared ray generation mesh and the cover plate. The intensity of heating can be effectively increased by generating open fire and infrared rays and uniformly heating could be realized as well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: GRAND MATE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Chin Huang, Chin-Ying Huang, Hsin-Ming Huang, Hsing-Hsiung Huang, Yen-Jen Yeh, Kuan-Chou Lin
  • Patent number: 10995986
    Abstract: A dryer for increasing the dryness by fixing the inside of a bowl-shaped workpiece toward a rotating table side is provided. A dryer for drying an object includes a rotatable hollow cylindrical rotation shaft, a center shaft supported inside of the rotation shaft via a bearing and does not rotate, the center shaft having an inner blow passage therein extending along the center shaft, a rotation plate fixed to the first end of the rotation shaft; an inner fixed nozzle extending along the first end of the rotation shaft from the center shaft, a jig disposed on the rotation plate for fixing the object, a drive motor for rotating the rotation shaft, and a blower connected to the inner blow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Daisuke Kunitomo, Yoshiteru Kawamori, Toyoaki Mitsue