Patents Examined by Justin Hwang
  • Patent number: 12016965
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an automatic medical device cleaning agent supply device, comprising a case, peristaltic pump unit, timer unit, foot switch, and controller, that automatically supplies the cleaning solution into the cleaning tank to clean medical devices in an amount relative to the amount of water in the cleaning tank when the foot switch is pressed and wherein an attachment housing is secured on a fixed housing in the peristaltic pump unit in a detachable manner for the attachment housing to be selectively detached to facilitate tube replacement and use, through which the tube, which is a consumable, can be replaced conveniently to ensure the ease of maintenance of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Inventors: Byung Moon Ahn, Jin Ki Ahn
  • Patent number: 12005148
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods of fabrication are provided which include a coolant-cooled heat sink through which coolant passes to facilitate cooling the coolant-cooled heat sink, and an ultra-violet (UV) light assembly associated with the coolant-cooled heat sink for directing UV light towards an interior surface of the coolant-cooled heat sink across which the coolant passes. The UV light inhibits bacterial growth at the interior surface of the coolant-cooled heat sink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hongqing Zhang, David J. Lewison, Frank L. Pompeo, James Busby, Jay A. Bunt, Joyce E. Molinelli Acocella, Madhana Sunder, Michael J. Ellsworth, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11998666
    Abstract: A method of isolating vehicle occupant respiration includes energizing a source of ultraviolet radiation to sterilize in air. A first sensor detects carbon dioxide content of that air. A second sensor detects quality of that air. A third sensor detects particulate in that air. Result from the first sensor is compared to baseline carbon dioxide reading recorded in a controller connected with the sensors. Fan speed increases temporal duration of air exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Result from the second sensor is compared with baseline air quality recorded in the controller. A signal is sent to a display comprising the filtration system to identify contaminate in the air. Result from the third sensor is compared with baseline particulate recorded in controller. An alert is sent to an interested party indicating particulate presence in the air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: International Truck Intellectual Property Company, LLC
    Inventor: Tom Lee Sorensen
  • Patent number: 11992570
    Abstract: A portable sterilizing sprayer includes a gripper shaped shell, and a nozzle on the front surface of the shell. The back part of the shell includes a clamping device which can be clamped on the waist belt. The inner part of the shell presents a cavity to hold a disinfectant solution. The front end of the shell is provided with a pressing part for pressing the thumb, and when the pressing part is pressed, the disinfection in the liquid storage cavity is carried out. When it is used, it does not need to be removed, and the palm is pressed near the thumb and pressed with the thumb. The disinfecting liquid can be sprayed on the palm of the palm and can be sterilized at any time, so the portable disinfector is convenient to carry and to use it at any time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Wi Labs IP Holding, LLC
    Inventors: Volodymyr Chornovol, Oleksandr Yatsenko
  • Patent number: 11986566
    Abstract: A system includes a container configured to hold one or more items contaminated with a contaminant. The system also includes a power amplifier configured to output radio frequency (RF) energy at a frequency substantially equal to a resonant frequency of the contaminant. The system further includes a horn connected to the power amplifier and configured to propagate the RF energy along a length of the container and through the one or more items to deactivate, damage, or destroy the contaminant by molecular resonance. In addition, the system includes an RF absorbing liner disposed on interior surfaces of the container and configured to absorb and reduce reflection of at least some of the RF energy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Angelo M. Puzella, Joseph T. Mossoba, Sharon A. Elsworth, John Sangiolo
  • Patent number: 11991865
    Abstract: Systems and methods for cooling a computer environment are disclosed. In at least one embodiment, a cooling assembly can be used to monitor and control fluid quality associated with one or more servers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Nvidia Corporation
    Inventor: Ali Heydari
  • Patent number: 11986569
    Abstract: An instrument sterilization monitoring system and an instrument sterilization monitoring method are provided. The instrument sterilization monitoring system includes a server, a sterilization device, and a mobile device. An image capturing module of the mobile device is used to capture image information of a first sterilization device indication device in the sterilization device, image information of a first sterilization device indication label, image information of a second instrument indication device, and image information of a second instrument indication label which are disposed outside an instrument package. The image information is uploaded to the server. The server determines, according to the image information, whether or not the instrument package meets a sterilization standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Inventors: Yu-Pin Lin, Ching-Feng Lee
  • Patent number: 11980694
    Abstract: A sterilization apparatus for a portable electronic device including a cabinet and a carrier is provided. The carrier includes a base slidably disposed on the cabinet, multiple first positioning elements and multiple second positioning elements disposed in parallel on the base, multiple sterilization light sources corresponding to the second positioning elements and multiple pressure sensors disposed in parallel in the base. The base is configured to carry at least one portable electronic device. One second positioning element is disposed between any two adjacent first positioning elements, and any first positioning element and any second positioning element adjacent to each other are separated by a positioning space. The pressure sensors are respectively located in the positioning spaces. One sterilization light source is disposed between any two adjacent pressure sensors, and the pressure sensors are configured to sense a pressure from the portable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Yi-Hung Chen, Chih-Wen Chiang, Yun-Tung Pai, Yen-Hua Hsiao, Yao-Kuang Su, Yi-Hsuan Lin, Han-Sheng Siao
  • Patent number: 11980695
    Abstract: The system of the present invention is for treating surfaces and airborne particles comprising. The system includes an exterior housing and an enclosed water storage tank mounted inside the exterior housing to store water. The system may also include a dry mist generator mounted on a water float to position the dry mist generator below a surface of the water stored in the enclosed water storage tank. The system may further include an air blower having an outlet connected to water storage tank above a predetermined water level. The system may still further include an oxygen tank having an outlet, and an ozone generator connected to the outlet of the oxygen tank. The system may also include a regulator and flow meter connected to the outlet of the oxygen tank and having an inlet conduit to the ozone generator to regulate a flow of oxygen into the ozone generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventor: David Silverman
  • Patent number: 11976846
    Abstract: A purified and natural air distribution network including a number of suction towers that are connected to a secondary duct, which in turn is connected to a main trunk network, in which there are collector units and/or suction that drag the air through the network. The main trunk network air filtering packages and in turn along the extension there is at least one cleaning and filter change station and the main trunk network extends from the plurality of suction towers arranged, for example, in an open space with natural air up to the home facilities that have supply units of the natural air, thus providing a renewable and non-polluting, clean and conditioned supply, beneficial for the health of the user and the environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventor: Rubén Alberto Ayesa
  • Patent number: 11975115
    Abstract: A system for treating plant material uses a vessel capable of being brought to a vacuum and/or pressurized and maintained at a relatively low temperature. Plant material is placed within the vessel and the vessel draws a vacuum or is pressurized. A control system may monitor and control the creation of a vacuum, flow rate of a gas from a gas tank into the vessel, the temperature in the vessel, the flow rate of gas out of the vessel, and the pressure of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: GOSM, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Dale Mansfield, Grant Donovan Orvis
  • Patent number: 11969514
    Abstract: A sanitization system for an aircraft may comprise: a power source; and a plurality of sanitizers in electrical communication with the power source, each sanitizer in the plurality of sanitizers configured to emit ultraviolet radiation having an average wavelength between 200 and 230 nm, the power source configured to provide power to each sanitizer in the plurality of sanitizers in succession during an occupied flight of the aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: B/E AEROSPACE, INC.
    Inventors: John Edquist, Eric Johannessen
  • Patent number: 11969513
    Abstract: A system and method for safe decontamination of a vehicle cabin while passengers can be present are disclosed that uses and/or has at least one data storage, at least one processor, at least one infrared (“IR”) sensor, and at least one ultraviolet (“UV”) emitter having a beam steering module. At least one contaminated area in the vehicle cabin is tracked using IR sensor data from the IR sensor. It is determined if there's a direct line of sight between the UV emitter and the at least one contaminated area. If so, UV emitter is activated to target the at least one contaminated area and blocking UV illumination on non-contaminated areas of the vehicle cabin and areas temporarily covered by a passenger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Philipp Nils Kuepper, Jerramy Lee Gipson
  • Patent number: 11964068
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to an oxygen cleaning chamber with UV radiation generator temperature control and a method of atomic oxygen cleaning a substrate. The atomic oxygen cleaning chamber includes a process chamber and a cooling chamber coupled to the process chamber and a divider sealingly separating the process chamber from the cooling chamber. An ultraviolet (UV) radiation generator is disposed in the cooling chamber and provides UV radiation through the divider into the process chamber. A gas distribution assembly distributes ozone over an upper surface of a pedestal in the process chamber and a coolant distribution assembly distributes cooling gas into the cooling chamber to cool the UV radiation generator. By actively cooling the UV radiation generator, a higher intensity UV radiation at a stable wavelength is produced, i.e., without wavelength drift normally associated with high power UV radiation generator outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Banqiu Wu, Eli Dagan
  • Patent number: 11918388
    Abstract: A sieve tray for receiving objects to be disinfected or sterilized includes a base which has a plurality of openings and a base plane delimited by lateral walls. The base is a sheet metal part which has corrugations or indentations which protrude out of the base plane towards the sieve tray interior and/or sieve tray exterior such that the sheet metal part imitates a meshwork structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Aesculap AG
    Inventors: Timo Knittel, Dennis Görz, Bianca Rosin, Eva Streit
  • Patent number: 11911527
    Abstract: A sanitization system for an aircraft cabin may comprise: a cabin of an aircraft; a light system including a lighting unit configured to emit an electromagnetic radiation output between 300 and 430 nanometers (“nm”); an external reactive oxygen species (ROS) generator in fluid communication with the cabin, wherein the sanitization system is configured to disinfect a target area of the cabin by targeting the target area with the electromagnetic radiation output and the ROS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: B/E AEROSPACE, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel Tilmont, Eric Johannessen, John Edquist
  • Patent number: 11844872
    Abstract: A mobile sanitization system includes a movable trolley having an arm that is extendable between a first position in which the arm is in a collapsed state and a second position in which the arm is extended outwardly. The mobile sanitization system includes at least one ultraviolet light source coupled to the arm that is configured to illuminate to disinfect. The mobile sanitization system includes a source of liquid disinfectant and at least one nozzle fluidly coupled to the source of liquid disinfectant. The nozzle is coupled to at least one of the trolley and the arm, and the nozzle is configured to dispense the liquid disinfectant. The mobile sanitization system includes a spray wand removably coupled to the trolley and fluidly coupled to the source of liquid disinfectant. The spray wand is removable from the trolley to dispense the liquid disinfectant to disinfect a targeted area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Peter Michalakos, Giorgio Isella, Brian Wenig
  • Patent number: 11833260
    Abstract: A sterilization system for a vehicle includes an outer housing configured to rotate about a first shaft and having an opening formed to face an interior space, an inner housing installed inside the outer housing, exposed to the interior space through the opening, configured to rotate about a second shaft, and having a light transmitting portion through which sterilizing light is transmitted, a light source embedded in the inner housing and configured to irradiate the sterilizing light toward the light transmitting portion, and a driver configured to rotate the outer housing and the inner housing to irradiate the sterilizing light to the interior space and to change an irradiation angle of the sterilizing light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation, KAIS Inc.
    Inventors: Jae Seung Lee, Young Hoon Ji
  • Patent number: 11819584
    Abstract: Methods and cleaning compositions for reduction of nucleic acid contamination on surfaces, in air, and in solutions using modified pectin are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Cepheid
    Inventors: Alex I. Kutyavin, Kevin P. Lund, Oliver Z. Nanassy, Alexander A. Gall, William Brabant
  • Patent number: 11771340
    Abstract: Systems and methods for detecting medically related events at a point of sale are disclosed herein. An example method of detecting droplets associated with a sneeze or cough at a point of sale includes: capturing, by an image sensor associated with a checkout workstation, one or more images; analyzing, by one or more processors, the images captured by the image sensor associated with the checkout workstation, to detect an indication that one or more droplets associated with a sneeze or cough are present upon one or more equipment associated with the checkout workstation; and triggering, by the one or more processors, a disinfection of the checkout workstation responsive to detecting the indication that the one or more droplets associated with the sneeze or cough are present upon the one or more equipment associated with the checkout workstation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Zebra Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Darran Michael Handshaw, Yuri Astvatsaturov, Edward Barkan