Patents Examined by Madeline Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10807025
    Abstract: A filter housing assembly includes a base unit configured for supporting a removable filter unit. The base unit defining a first receiving cavity having an inside profile inwardly tapered in a first lateral direction in first and second planes positioned normal to each other and intersecting along an axis extending in the first lateral direction. The assembly further includes a bezel unit having a front fascia extending generally parallel to the first plane to a first edge. The bezel unit further defines a first attachment leg extending from a first position inward of the first edge and having a foot with an exterior profile inwardly tapered in the first direction and removably received within the first receiving cavity with the exterior profile in contact with the inside profile of the cavity along respective portions intersected by the first and second planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventor: Narendra A. Kapure
  • Patent number: 10791859
    Abstract: A portable water purifier has a container, a lid assembly, and a filtering assembly. The container has a containing space. The lid assembly is mounted to the container by threading and has a suction nozzle communicating with the containing space. The filtering assembly is mounted in the container, is connected to the lid assembly, and has a cover and at least one filter element. The cover is disposed in the container, is adjacent to the lid assembly, and has a communicating tube communicating with the suction nozzle and an interior of the container. The at least one filter element is disposed between the cover and a bottom of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Eastern Pure Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ching Heng Huang
  • Patent number: 10794343
    Abstract: A suction filter includes a filter element disposed in a fuel tank and filtering a stored fuel that is a fuel stored in the fuel tank by allowing the stored fuel passing the filter element into an inner space, a dividing wall element disposed to divide the inner space into a first space, into which a filtered fuel that is the fuel filtered by the filter element flows, and a second space, to which an intake port drawing in the filtered fuel is opened, and enclosing the first space together with the filter element and enclosing the second space together with the filter element, and a passage element including an inflow port opened to the second space and an outflow port to which an intake pressure is applied by the intake port and defining a flow passage through which filtered fuel flows from the inflow port toward the outflow port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Norihiro Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10780449
    Abstract: The disclosed inventive concept provides a fluid accessory for facilitating the dispensing of fluid onto a vehicle's windshield, cameras, sensors, or the like. The fluid accessory includes a body having an inlet portion and an outlet portion in which an inlet adapter and an outlet adapter, respectively, are fitted. The fluid accessory also includes a sleeve which is fitted within the body and around the inlet adapter. The body includes a plurality of longitudinal protrusions extending radially into the body. The sleeve and longitudinal projections cooperate to define a plurality of debris collection channels for collecting debris flowing within the fluid and through the fluid accessory. The fluid accessory also includes a filter media, such as a filter media, which is positioned between the outlet adapter and the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: A. Raymond et Cie
    Inventor: Larry Michael Rachow
  • Patent number: 10751652
    Abstract: A liquid recovery filter assembly for recovering filtered liquid trapped within a core or downstream side of a filter element. Multiple embodiments each include a recovery port and a recovery filter in fluid communication with the core or downstream side of the filter element. The recovery port is opened following filtration operations to permit and to facilitate filtered liquid to flow from a downstream or outlet port, thus allowing recovery of liquid remaining in the filter core or downstream side following filtering operations. The recovery filter permits the introduction of pressurized gas to force the filtered liquids from the filter assembly without compromising the sterility and/or non-contaminant condition of the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: ZhenWu Lin, Jacob Andrews, Hannah C. Hertrick
  • Patent number: 10751650
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for converting a full flow oil and/or fuel filter system into a bypass filter system comprising the use of a retro-fittable bypass filter configured to directly replace the pre-existing full flow filter, without the need for additional hoses or mounts etc. as in existing methods. Also described is a filter device for converting a full flow oil and/or fuel filter system into a bypass filter system comprising: an inlet for allowing fluid into the filter; a plurality of screens for filtering particles from the fluid; a cellulose element for filtering moisture from the fluid; an outlet for allowing fluid out of the filter; and a bypass for fluid to bypass the cellulose element and at least one screen and exit the filter, wherein the bypass filter is configured to directly replace the pre-existing full flow filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Winchester Global Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Colin James Rynbeek
  • Patent number: 10744432
    Abstract: The filter vessel attachment/detachment apparatus includes a first conduit end, wherein a first conduit for the fluid to flow through is coupled to the first conduit end, and the first conduit end has a clamping portion capable of clamping the flange of the filter vessel; a contact surface capable of strongly contacting to the inlet or the outlet of the filter vessel; and a guide member capable of, for a direction from the first conduit toward the inlet or the outlet, rotating about a second axis separated from a first axis by a predetermined distance, the first axis being from the first conduit toward the inlet, the guide member having a holding portion capable of holding the inlet or the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Roki Techno Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Uchida, Hirofumi Kawagoe
  • Patent number: 10737205
    Abstract: A filter cartridge can be used in a filter assembly for a system in an in tank filter for a hydraulic return filter. The filter assembly includes a safety construction to ensure that a cover is not place over the bowl of the filter assembly, without a filter cartridge mounted therein. The safety construction includes a lock arrangement on the cover member arrangement, cooperating with a flange on the tank. Methods of servicing use steps to lock and unlock the lock arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Glenn D. Benner, Jason R. Platz, Paul W. Lundberg
  • Patent number: 10731680
    Abstract: A flow distributor for a fluid flow entering a deceleration vessel from an inlet conduit comprises a plurality of spaced vanes arranged extending substantially parallel to each other across a width of the distributor and being angled from the upstream to the downstream end so as to form flow channels therebetween to direct flow outwardly away from a central portion of the distributor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Air BP Limited
    Inventors: Darren Beard, Peter Robert William Pugh
  • Patent number: 10731317
    Abstract: A filter assembly for relieving hydrostatic pressure includes a housing with a flange and a shell. The flange includes an opening extending through the flange and the shell includes a base and a terminating end. The base of the shell is connected to the flange at the opening and extends away from the flange toward the terminating end. The filter assembly also includes a coupling mechanism with a drain pipe orifice to accept a drain pipe therein. The coupling mechanism is movably connected to the terminating end of the shell such that the coupling mechanism can move relative to the shell to change a position of the drain pipe orifice relative to the terminating end of the shell. The filter assembly also includes a filter cartridge removably positioned inside the shell and a face plate removably connected to the flange to secure the filter cartridge inside the shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Jet Filter Systems, LLC
    Inventors: David R. Heilman, Doug Stoutin, David Gentry, Anthony King, Kyle C. Edmondson
  • Patent number: 10709284
    Abstract: Fast-uncoupling shower screen for espresso coffee machines having a circular support dish provided with holes, a flow restrictor disposed under the circular support dish, and an elastically deformable retention element, whereto the flow restrictor is fitted in snap-in coupling mode because of the elastic deformability of the retention element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SIMONELLI GROUP S.P.A.
    Inventor: Simone Foglia
  • Patent number: 10709285
    Abstract: A double-walled filter for a coffee machine with improved dispensing including a cup-shaped body for containing coffee powder, having at least a bottom wall having an opening; a filtering wall placed in the cup-shaped body upstream of the opening and removably associated with the cup-shaped body; a seal placed at least between one edge of the filtering wall and the cup-shaped body, wherein said seal is placed on said bottom wall and has a dispensing hole for dispensing a beverage at said opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Giuseppe De'Longhi, Luciano Scian, Massimo Poggioli
  • Patent number: 10688415
    Abstract: An apparatus for filtering solid and/or non-dissolved contaminants entrained in flowing water, the apparatus comprising an inlet for the water containing the entrained solid or non-dissolved contaminants to flow into a filtering chamber; a first outlet for expelling the unfiltered water from the filtering chamber; the filtering chamber further comprising: a curved or corner portion in the filtering chamber providing at least a part of a flow path of water from the inlet to the first outlet such that flow of the water along the curved or corner portion changes the direction of flow of the water; and a filtering screen for filtration of solid and/or non-dissolved contaminants from the influent water thereby allowing passage of filtered water out of the filtering chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Anton Lee See, Shaun Ninness
  • Patent number: 10675568
    Abstract: A center tube for use with a filter element includes a unitary body having a standpipe that defines a length along the longitudinal axis and a central flow passage and a plurality of radially extending flow fins attached to the standpipe, the flow fins spaced axially from one another along the standpipe to define radial flow channels, wherein each of the fins further defines a first aperture between the fin and the standpipe, the apertures together defining a first outer axial flow passage and the standpipe defines a rectangular shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey R. Ries, Bryant Allan Morris, Samuel D. Oanes
  • Patent number: 10675566
    Abstract: A filtration filter device that enables the sealability of a fluid channel to be improved is provided. A filtration filter device according to the present invention includes a first channel-forming member that has a first channel through which a fluid flows inside thereof, a second channel-forming member that has a second channel through which a fluid flows inside thereof, and a filtration filter that extends across the first channel or the second channel and that filters an object to be filtered that the fluid contains. The first channel-forming member includes an external thread. The second channel-forming member includes an internal thread.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventors: Masaru Banju, Junko Watanabe, Takashi Kondo, Shogo Tokoi
  • Patent number: 10669162
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a portable water filter kit including a portable housing unit with an interior space. The portable housing unit includes an input nozzle and an output nozzle for connecting to a hose, piping between the input and output nozzle located in the interior of the portable housing unit, and a filter. The portable water filter kit is configured such that all components may be stored in the interior space of the portable housing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Herbert Stricker
  • Patent number: 10668445
    Abstract: A urea preparation machine includes a cabinet, a stirring tank, a filtering portion, a water tank portion and a heating portion. The stirring tank is provided in the cabinet. The filtering portion is provided in the cabinet. An inlet of the water tank portion is communicated with an outlet of the filtering portion. The heating portion is provided in the cabinet, the heating portion is communicated with the outlet of the water tank portion, and an outlet of the heating portion is communicated with the stirring tank. The independent heating portion is used for heating water in the water tank portion, then the water heated by the heating portion is conveyed to the stirring tank for preparing urea, through such installation, the heating portion is capable of heating the water in the water tank portion in time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: Zhuhai Gree Intelligent Equipment Co., Ltd., Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. of Zhuhai
    Inventors: Ke Gong, Xiufeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 10661207
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a filtering assembly for filtering at least one fluid flowing in particular in a hydraulic motor or device, comprising: —a filter body which comprises a vessel and a cover which are configured to engage with one another in order to enable the filter body to close, —a tube, in particular a central tube, inside the filter body extending along a longitudinal axis (X), —a removable filter cartridge which is housed in the filter body and includes an upper end plate, a lower end plate and a filter medium which extends between the upper end plate and the lower end plate, the filter cartridge having a tubular opening for surrounding the tube, characterized in that the cover has a circular rib which is formed such as to project into an inner space of the filter body, and in that the upper end plate has a circular edge which is designed to sealingly engage radially and inwardly with said circular rib of the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Emmanuel Page, Loïck Menez
  • Patent number: 10653982
    Abstract: A vacuum belt filter including a belt with a plurality of vacuum boxes, filter means being arranged to the vacuum boxes, drive means for moving the belt, and a suction station for creating an underpressure to the vacuum boxes at the suction station. In order to enable liquid-solid separation at low energy costs and long service interval of the vacuum belt filter, the filter means is in the form of a capillary filter, each vacuum box being provided with such a filter and each vacuum box being provided with an outlet having a check valve enabling a fluid flow from the inside space of the vacuum box to the outside of the vacuum box for creating an underpressure in the vacuum box when the suction station is connected to the vacuum box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: OUTOTEC (FINLAND) OY
    Inventors: Kari Vänttinen, Mika Illi, Bjarne Ekberg
  • Patent number: 10646065
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for a funnel assembly for use in a beverage brewing apparatus. The funnel assembly may include an insert that is retained in the funnel assembly to contain a powdered or other similar substance for mixing with liquid within the insert. The insert is configured to extend within a cavity of the funnel assembly and is configured to permit mixing of the substance with the liquid before dispensing the mixture into a portion of the funnel assembly. The insert may include a rim or liquid shield, with at least a portion of the rim or liquid shield engaging a portion of the funnel assembly to retain the insert within the funnel assembly. The insert may further include a flow guide adjacent a drainage aperture, the flow guide at least partially directing the flow of mixture from the insert into a portion of the funnel assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Bunn-O-Matic Corporation
    Inventors: Charles H. Clark, Jason M. Banning, Jane Ann Harris, William E. Midden, Laurie A. Owen, Jeff T. Samson