Patents Examined by Juan C Barrera
  • Patent number: 10335811
    Abstract: A two-phase flow nozzle, having limited dimensions of main parts relating to size of atomized particle and having practical means to assure the important dimension is provided. The nozzle is composed with the first liquid passage, the liquid nozzle with a liquid splaying exit, a concave located at an end of the liquid nozzle where said liquid exit is located lower than said end of liquid nozzle, a gas nozzle having a gap to supply compressed gas for atomizing from the outer periphery of said liquid nozzle to the liquid injected from said liquid exit, and a gas nozzle having a gas exit, wherein said gap is formed by sticking the minute extrusion composed integrally on said liquid nozzle with said gas nozzle or sticking the minute extrusion composed integrally on said gas nozzle with said liquid nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Kimihide Morizane
  • Patent number: 10322258
    Abstract: An anion perfume machine in which a throttling and shock absorption water blocking sheet and oscillator generating inclined vibration waves are configured, wherein the water blocking sheet is made of soft silicone material and assuming a cross body with four claws, a round petal is adapted to connect the two adjacent claws to each other, a center of the cross body configured with a barbed hook is exactly in engagement with a through hole of a cross rib configured on a center of a throttle cover; an inclined vibration guide unit is lodged in a oscillator accommodation room configured on a bottom of a vibration wave conduction cup; the oscillation unit is constituted by a silicone seat, thereby generating inclined vibration waves, allowing a large number of upward inclined atomized spouts to be sprayed on the essence oil water cup and flow upward along a wall of a cup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Fu-Zong Shin
  • Patent number: 10315211
    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: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Mark T. Hagberg
  • Patent number: 10265716
    Abstract: An airbrush that sprays liquid in a mist form. A supply of a compressed air and a supply of the spray liquid can be controlled at the same time only using a spray button included in a spray head. Accordingly, a loss of the spray liquid can be minimized, the airbrush can be maintained clean, and usability of the airbrush can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: YA-MAN LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 10258710
    Abstract: A refill for dispensing a volatile material includes a bottle having a body defined by at least one sidewall and a neck extending outwardly from the at least one sidewall. The neck includes a rim at an upper end thereof, the neck being defined by an inner surface, a top surface, and an outer surface. The refill further includes a plug and a wick having a first end positioned within the bottle and a second end extending out of the bottle, the wick further defining a longitudinal axis. The plug is coupled to the neck of the bottle, the plug retaining the wick within the bottle. At least a portion of the inner surface of the rim is tapered at an angle of between about 2 and about 9 degrees with respect to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: S. C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory G. Pieper, Richard D. Maggard, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10239085
    Abstract: A handheld misting device has a housing having a dispensing window is arranged and configured to contain a sonic generator, a power source coupled to the sonic generator, at least one reservoir containing a liquid, and a conduit extending from the at least one reservoir to a nozzle removably coupled to the sonic generator. The sonic generator includes a converter and an elongate horn having a proximal end coupled to the converter and a distal end, and the nozzle is removably coupled to the distal end of the horn. Thus, the device delivers the liquid through a delivery opening formed in the nozzle, and activating the sonic generator energizes the liquid in the nozzle to generate an aerosol plume that is delivered through the dispensing window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandru Paunescu, John Rytel, James C. Menke
  • Patent number: 10226037
    Abstract: According to one aspect, a fluid dispensing device comprises a housing and a fluid moving device associated with the housing. The housing includes an interior surface defining a passage extending at least between an emission end and at least one aperture configured to facilitate entry of a fluid into the passage. The housing further includes a mounting apparatus adjacent the aperture and adapted to receive a fluid source. The fluid moving device is operable to develop air flow in the passage, wherein the aperture is disposed downstream of the fluid moving device and upstream of the emission end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Clarke Consumer Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert G. States, III, Harbinder Singh Pordal, David Andrew Parrott, Jeffrey Michael Akins, Anthony Kevin Magro, Scott A. Lazar
  • Patent number: 10226656
    Abstract: A safety assembly provided with an automatic fire extinguisher system includes an engagement member, a blocking member, and an extension member. The engagement member is slidably received within an outlet port of a valve housing. A blocking member having a first blocking member portion and a second blocking member portion is at least partially received within a cavity defined by the valve housing. The extension member extends between the engagement member and the blocking member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: David William Frasure, Doug John Baxendell, Christopher Wilson, Terry Simpson, John Wright Porterfield, Jr., Kevin R. Leitch, Michael Lee Davis
  • Patent number: 10220394
    Abstract: A nozzle device according to an embodiment includes a first opening, a plurality of second openings, and a first duct part. The first duct part includes at least one first branching part having a first part extending in a first direction and a plurality of second parts connected to a first end of the first part and extending in respective directions intersecting with the first direction. The first duct part connects the first opening and the second openings and is branched at least once by the first branching part in a path extending from the first opening to the second openings. The path lengths and the numbers of first branching parts between the first opening and the respective second openings are the same. The cross-sectional area of the first end of the first part is smaller than the cross-sectional area of a second end of the first part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masayuki Tanaka, Takahiro Terada, Shiguma Kato, Yusuke Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10211472
    Abstract: A fuel cell nozzle includes a fuel circuit receiver configured to receive a fuel circuit and an air circuit. At least a portion of the air circuit is integrally formed with the fuel circuit receiver. The nozzle can further include a base portion that is configured to interface with a fuel cell. The fuel circuit receiver and the air circuit can extend from the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Delavan Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory A. Zink
  • Patent number: 10207285
    Abstract: The current document is directed to a fluid dispensing nozzle assembly for use with a multi-well synthesizer and in other reagent distribution systems. In certain implementations, a fluid dispensing nozzle assembly comprises a nozzle body with a built-in dispenser tube, a reagent inlet tube, and a fitting that securely connects the inlet tube to the nozzle body. The nozzle body with the built-in dispenser tube and the reagent inlet tube are securely attached to one another by various coupling elements or adhesive material to ensure that liquid is transmitted through the inlet tube without leaking into the nozzle body and other undesired areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Inventor: Gary McLuen
  • Patent number: 10207133
    Abstract: A smart fluid application nozzle consisting of an optical based event locating system, a multi-port nozzle block, and a port switching mechanism is disclosed by the present application. The smart nozzle utilizes a unique arrangement of discharge ports, allowing the angle of the discharge agent to be controlled without moving the nozzle housing. Multiple ports are activated per event to create a uniform fluid distribution within the discharging jet while controlling the discharge angle, which cannot be achieved through a single port discharge. Upon receiving a detection signal, the event locating system determines the spatial location of the event region and activates the appropriate discharge ports, thereby directing agent toward the event zone and applying fluid while minimizing damage to nearby areas. The use of the system may be used wherever the precise directed application of as fluid is desired including, fire suppression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ESI Energy Solutions, LLC.
    Inventor: Peter Disimile
  • Patent number: 10201794
    Abstract: A gas assisted liquid spray nozzle assembly having a nozzle body that defines a mixing zone, a liquid inlet communicating with the mixing zone from an end, and a pressurized gas inlet communicating with the mixing chamber from an upstream side. The liquid inlet includes a liquid injector extending into the nozzle body having a liquid inlet extension passage and a plurality of discharge orifices adjacent a closed downstream end which define an impingement surface for directing liquid into the mixing zone in transverse relation to a central axis of the mixing zone. The nozzle body and liquid injector define a plurality of concentrating gas discharge passages at respective locations of the injector liquid discharge orifices for causing individual pressurized gas to directly interact with transversely directed liquid into the mixing zone for enhanced atomization and ultimate discharge from a downstream spray tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventor: Mark Lacroix
  • Patent number: 10201818
    Abstract: A rudder-directed tube delivery sprinkler head. A rudder configured to direct water into a tube, triggering distribution of water around an axis. Adjustable stoppers contact a rudder assembly, causing the rudder to pivot, directing water into a different tube and changing the direction of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Don D. Duffin, Roger M. Duffin
  • Patent number: 10195619
    Abstract: A gas assisted liquid spray nozzle assembly having a nozzle body that defines a mixing zone, a liquid inlet communicating with the mixing zone from a side thereof, and a pressurized gas inlet communicating with the mixing chamber from an upstream end. The liquid inlet includes a liquid inlet extension and diffuser post extending transversely into the mixing zone having a liquid extension passageway and a closed downstream end that defines an internal impingement surface disposed on a central axis of the mixing zone against which liquid impinges and is transversely directed into the mixing zone for atomization by pressurized gas directed centrally through the mixing zone from the gas inlet. The spray nozzle assembly includes a barrel extension zone downstream of said mixing zone with a spray tip for directing the atomized liquid in a predetermined spray pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Spraying Systems Co.
    Inventor: Mark Lacroix
  • Patent number: 10194581
    Abstract: An agricultural implement for applying an active ingredient to a geographic area includes a chassis, and at least one active ingredient tank. Each active ingredient tank is removably positioned on and carried by the chassis. Each active ingredient tank contains an active ingredient therein which is to be applied to the geographic area. Each active ingredient tank has an identification (ID) tag representing data associated with the active ingredient. An electrical reader carried by the chassis is configured for reading the ID tag and providing an output signal. An electrical processing circuit is coupled with the reader and receives the output signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: CNH Industrial America LLC
    Inventors: Lyle P. Mangen, Aaron R. Tollefsrud, Todd T. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10188145
    Abstract: A personal vaporizer has an atomizer module having a heating element and an atomizer cup for receiving vaporizing medium. A flow module is releasably attached to the atomizer module. The flow module intakes ambient air and directs the air into a vaporizing chamber at and adjacent the atomizer cup, where the air mixes with atomized medium to form a vapor. The vapor exits the vaporizing chamber via one or more exit passages defined through the flow module. Vapor is directed from the exit passages into a mouthpiece and further into the user's mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: J. Christian Rado
  • Patent number: 10183302
    Abstract: The present invention relates to micro fogging device and method which can spray micro fog-like fine water droplet to be used, for example, for protected cultivation, such as green houses, or barns. The micro fogging device can supply fog tinier than the conventional low pressure foggers, and includes: a low pressure fogger unit for forming fog at low pressure; and a venture nozzle which is coupled to a coupling pipe of the low pressure fogger unit to finely segment/divide the water droplets supplied from the low pressure fogger unit, thereby minimizing usage of water and compressed air and maximizing the effectiveness of fog generation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Hong Kun Shin
  • Patent number: 10183186
    Abstract: Fire suppression systems and methods of suppressing fires are disclosed. A fire suppression system may include a housing including inlet and outlet ports, and a housing interior having a fluid passage sized to contain a fire suppressing fluid source between the inlet and outlet ports. The inlet and outlet ports may be fluidly connected to the fluid passage. The system may additionally include a fluid discharge assembly configured to discharge fire suppressing fluid from a flow control assembly into the fluid passage and toward the outlet port. At least one of the fluid passage and the fluid discharge assembly may be configured such that the discharge of the fire suppressing fluid into the fluid passage draws air into the fluid passage through the inlet port and around the fire suppressing fluid source, and expels air and the fire suppressing fluid out of the fluid passage and through the outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Ryan Thomas Phillips
  • Patent number: 10173365
    Abstract: The disclosed spray deposition systems and methods use spray charging and discharging techniques to assist with digital deposition of spray droplets on a substrate. For example, the disclosed systems and methods have a charging system that generates spray droplets from a spray generator and charges the droplets. Focusing electrodes help to collimate the droplets into a tight droplet stream and, optionally, steering electrodes help direct the tight droplet stream. A charge removal system neutralizes or removes the charge from the droplets, either during the deposition of the droplets on a substrate or after the droplets have been deposited on a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: John Steven Paschkewitz, Eric Shrader, Victor Beck