Patents Examined by Juan C Barrera
  • Patent number: 10682655
    Abstract: A faucet assembly with a multifunction spray head is provided. The spray head is capable of four spray functions, and has an outer shell; a flow body extending within the shell, a first end extending out of the shell for attachment to a faucet and a second end in fluid communication with a spray selector assembly. The flow body defines a flow path from the first end of the flow body to a flow selector assembly. The spray head includes a flow selector assembly comprising: a selector valve housing body having at least four valve recesses therein; at least four flow selector valves seated within the recesses in the selector valve housing body; and a rotating selector valve ring. A sprayer seat has a faceplate and a flow diversion conduit corresponding to each selector valve to provide flow paths from a selector valve to a sprayer outlet or aerator outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: AS America, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter Pitsch, Xiao Jing Ye, Zhengzhen Lei
  • Patent number: 10675642
    Abstract: The invention is characterized by consisting of a body (1) with a central cavity (2) having an open inlet-port (3), and one or multiple cylindrical shaped cavities (4i), which are connected to the central cavity via one or 5 more openings (5i) with cross section areas less that the cylindrical cavity (4i), and where there is one centrally located opening (6i) in the cylindrical cavity end surfaces opposite the openings (5i) into the central cavity (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: VID FIRE-KILL APS
    Inventor: Carsten Palle
  • Patent number: 10648440
    Abstract: A fuel injection valve includes a valve housing having an injection hole and a valve seat surface tapering toward a downstream side, a valve component that is accommodated in the valve housing and is coaxially separated from or seated on the valve seat surface, and an elastic component biasing the valve component toward the valve seat surface. The valve component includes an inner convex surface curved in a partial spherical shape with a predetermined curvature radius, and an outer convex surface that is provided continuously to the outer peripheral side of the inner convex surface and curved in a partial spherical shape having a smaller curvature radius than the inner convex surface. A boundary portion between the inner convex surface and the outer convex surface protrudes toward the valve seat surface so as to be able to be separated from or seated on the valve seat surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Yuusuke Toda, Shuichi Matsumoto, Yoshinori Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10625278
    Abstract: A sprayhead having a valve including a body with an inlet and first, second, and third chambers; a first diverter movable between a first position, in which the second chamber is fluidly connected to the inlet and the first chamber is fluidly disconnected from the inlet, and a second position, in which the first chamber is fluidly connected to the inlet and the second chamber is fluidly disconnected from the inlet; and a second diverter movable between a first position, in which the third chamber is fluidly disconnected from the second chamber, and a second position, in which the third chamber is fluidly connected to the second chamber. The sprayhead having a first outlet that receives fluid from the first chamber; a second outlet fluidly connected to the second chamber when the second diverter is in the first position; and a third outlet that receives fluid from the third chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: KOHLER CO.
    Inventors: Perry D. Erickson, Steven Thomas Radder
  • Patent number: 10610878
    Abstract: One variation of a system includes: a pipe adapter defining an inlet configured to thread into a water supply outlet adjacent a shower wall, defining an external threaded section opposite the inlet, and defining an internal bore between the inlet and the external threaded section; a collar defining: a surface configured to face the shower wall; a retention feature offset from the surface; and an internal threaded section defining an axis normal the surface, the internal threaded section configured to mate with the external threaded section of the pipe adapter to position the surface approximately flush with the shower wall; a nipple configured to insert into the pipe adapter and comprising a seal configured to mate with the internal bore; a shower head defining a nozzle fluidly coupled to the nipple; and a latch configured to transiently engage the retention feature to constrain the shower head against the collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Nebia, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Winter, Gabriel Parisi-Amon, David Shulman, Brian Willkom, Scott Steber, Ace Shelander, Yoav Ben-Haim
  • Patent number: 10589308
    Abstract: A finger rest for a liquid applicator is presented. The finger rest comprises a base. The finger rest also comprises an aperture configured to receive a handle of the liquid applicator. The base is configured to rotationally align with a head of the liquid applicator at a junction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph W. Kieffer
  • Patent number: 10582656
    Abstract: An agitation unit for use in a lawn spreader and other dispensing equipment, and oscillating agitation systems therefor comprising such an agitation unit. The agitation unit includes a hub, an arm extending from the hub, and an extension on the arm configured to project downwardly to an extent relative to the arm and the hub to protrude into, but not through, the outlet passageway of the hopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Perma-Green Supreme, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Beal, Thomas F. Jessen
  • Patent number: 10537759
    Abstract: A fire extinguisher apparatus that consists on a loading lever network that gets built in the transport equipment allowing manipulation of the device that is directly introduced to the fire to compress it and by this, stopping the combustion process. Simultaneously, the said extinguishing apparatus will inject a series of substances over the flames, drastically reducing temperature of the fire zone, avoiding reignition when the device collapses on the different interventions these have. The Main Lever of such network is originally built in to the transport equipment and one end will branch different tips which will form a net of smaller lever which will hang the TFI device. A tension cable will go across the upper part of the Main lever to bring more resistance and provide much more strength by preventing arcing of the lever when handling very heavy loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Juan Manuel Medina
  • Patent number: 10525496
    Abstract: An auxiliary element (1) for the local deposition of fluid for a fluid dispenser header (10), includes a hollow main body (2), including a hollow conduit (3) inside the main body (2), configured such that the fluid flows through its interior, comprising an opening for the inlet of fluid (5) coming from the fluid dispenser header at one end, and a fluid outlet opening (6) at the opposite end, a cavity (4) located between the wall of the main body (2) and the hollow conduit (3), configured such that residual particles of the fluid flow through its interior, at least one connecting mean (8) to the interior of the hollow conduit (3) to the residual particles cavity (4) and an opening (7) located on the main body (2), configured for the outlet of residual particles from the cavity (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SL
    Inventors: Israel Casas Cazalla, David Esteban Muñoz
  • Patent number: 10519909
    Abstract: A fluid metering valve includes a valve-seat surface; a valve closing element that interacts with the valve-seat surface in order to form a sealing seat; an electromagnetic actuator; a valve needle used for operating the valve-closing element; an armature that is guided on the valve needle and is used for opening or closing the sealing seat; at least one stop that is disposed on, and stationary relative to, the valve needle and that restricts a movement of the armature on the valve needle; and at least one damping element that is configured to provide a damping during the opening or closing of the sealing seat, has a volume that is able to be filled with a fluid medium, is configured such that a fluid medium can be exchanged between the volume and an environment of the damping element, and is configured for volume changes of the volume in order to enable the damping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Schaad, Joerg Abel, Juergen Maier, Martin Buehner, Matthias Boee, Olaf Schoenrock, Philipp Rogler, Stefan Cerny
  • Patent number: 10512923
    Abstract: The element comprises: a hollow body (19); a delivery nozzle (32) for delivering a first liquid carried by the hollow body (19); a dispensing nozzle (50) for dispensing a second liquid carried by the hollow body (19); The dispensing nozzle (50) is suitable for producing droplets having a diameter less than 1 mm, particularly comprised between 1 ?m and 1000 ?m and the delivery nozzle (32) is suitable for producing droplets having a diameter greater than 1 mm, and particularly comprised between 1 mm and 5 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Céline Farcet, Laurent Gilbert, Ronan Delisle
  • Patent number: 10512809
    Abstract: A system for detecting and extinguishing fires occurring within a predetermined observation area in response to commands received from a monitoring center. The system includes a source of fire retardant liquid and a monitor for selectively directing liquid to the observation area. A valve is disposed in fluid communication between the source and the monitor and is selectively movable between a closed position wherein liquid is prevented from flowing through the valve, and an open position wherein liquid can flow through the valve. An infrared camera generates a signal in response to temperature changes occurring in the observation area. A network switch is provided for communicating with the monitoring center. A control unit in communication with the valve, the camera, and the network switch relays the signal to the monitoring center and moves the valve between the positions in response to commands received from the monitoring center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Fire Rover LLC
    Inventors: Bradley Steven Gladstone, Jeremy Douglas Dusing, Peter John Marry
  • Patent number: 10499561
    Abstract: A system includes a boom. The boom includes a first section and a second section. The system includes a first actuator element configured to drive rotation of the first section, a second actuator element configured to drive rotation of the second section, and a locking element configured to block rotation of the first section and to block rotation of the second section while the locking element is in an activated position. Moreover, the system includes a sensor element disposed on the boom. The sensor element is configured to output a signal indicative of a first height between the first section and a field and a second height between the second section and the field. The first and second sections are configured to independently rotate based on the received signal to maintain a desired height between the field and each of the first section and the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Carl Grotelueschen, Todd Rasmussen, Jon Ellingson
  • Patent number: 10485191
    Abstract: An irrigation system is disclosed that includes a variable nozzle control assembly disposed or coupled to the outer-most end of the structure of a self-propelled mechanized irrigation system. The variable nozzle control assembly may be configured to control the output water/applicant as a function of the mechanized irrigation system's location in the field. As the mechanized irrigation system travels an irrigation path, the variable nozzle control assembly may dynamically change the angle, trajectory, pressure, gallons per minute (GPM) flow (flow capacity) of the water and/or applicant released from the outer most end of the mechanized irrigation structure to provide sufficient irrigational coverage to the land.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Craig S. Malsam
  • Patent number: 10471169
    Abstract: A dispensing screen for dispensing, by evaporation, volatile materials applied thereto, is provided. The screen comprises a sheet of material and diverting means formed in the plane of the sheet. The diverting means form a minimum path length along the length of the sheet between at least a portion of a first edge and an opposing second edge of the sheet, which minimum path length is longer than the distance between the first and second edges along the surface of the sheet. A dispensing apparatus is also provided, which in embodiments includes the dispensing screen of the invention, and in embodiments includes a sink for capturing un-evaporated volatile material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Brian Parry Slade
  • Patent number: 10471447
    Abstract: A system includes an electrostatic tool having a cascade that includes electrical components configured to convert a first voltage from an incoming alternating current into an outgoing second voltage at a direct current and a shell configured to cover the electrical components. The shell radially conforms to the electrical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Carlisle Fluid Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Paul Baltz, Andrew James Heldman
  • Patent number: 10463897
    Abstract: An anti-fire protection device for a starter-controller device of an electrical installation is able to be connected to an electrical power conductor and includes thermal monitoring of the electrical power conductor to detect a temperature rise of greater than a predetermined threshold. This anti-fire protection device can be fixed mechanically to the starter-controller device via at least one mechanical linking member. The thermal monitoring includes at least one temperature sensor and a cartridge including a fire extinguishing agent and at least one injection element, situated on the same face of the protection device as the temperature sensor, the cartridge being situated inside the protection device and connected to the temperature sensor, the injection element being able to inject the fire extinguishing agent towards the electrical power conductors subsequent to a detection, by the temperature sensor, of a temperature of greater than the predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Schneider Electric Industries SAS
    Inventors: Gregory Dedina, Bernard Loiacono
  • Patent number: 10464080
    Abstract: A retractable spray shield for agricultural use has a spray barrier; a storage tube; a deployment and concealment drive that in one direction deploys the spray barrier from the storage tube and in a second direction opposed to the first direction conceals the spray barrier within the storage tube; and a pivotal quick release support and boom arm coupling. The spray barrier has a generally triangular and flaccid liquid barrier film, a pair of framing legs coupled to opposed edges of the liquid barrier film, a hinge plate, a pair of pintles coupling the pair of framing legs to the hinge plate, a spring guide post intermediate between the first and second pintles, and a tension spring wrapped about the spring guide post and configured to operatively stretch the pair of framing legs apart from each other and thereby expand the barrier film toward a planar, generally triangular geometry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Mark T. Hagberg
  • Patent number: 10435228
    Abstract: The present invention has as its object the provision of a two-liquid mixing-type aerosol product having high formulation stability, being capable of easily forming a discharge material having a desired composition, and providing comfort during use when it is applied to the human body. A two-liquid mixing-type aerosol product of the present invention has a double-structure container including a propellant filling space and two liquid concentrate filling spaces and having a discharging mechanism for simultaneously discharging the contents filled in the two liquid concentrate filling spaces. The propellant filling space is filled with a propellant composed of a compressed gas. A first liquid concentrate filling space is filled with a first liquid concentrate composition having a viscosity of 1 to 1000 mPa·s at a temperature of 20° C. A second liquid concentrate filling space is filled with a second liquid concentrate composition having a viscosity of 1 to 1000 mPa·s at a temperature of 20° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Yasutomo Nakajima, Makoto Tsubouchi, Hokuto Kamijyo, Tomoyuki Niinomi, Remi Ikeda
  • Patent number: 10420972
    Abstract: A dummy head temporality replaces a sprinkler head in a sprinkler system. The dummy head provides for accurate alignment and sizing of a hole in a drywall and in relation to a sprinkler conduit in the sprinkler system. The dummy head is used to prevent breaking an actual sprinkler head while construction workers do an installation of a ceiling to be painted or covered by drywall joint compound of mud, which saves in service fees and redoing the location of the drywall hole for the inner ring to be placed in the drywall hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Ramon Aguilar, Alejandro Arroyave