Patents Examined by Mark Spisich
  • Patent number: 11168468
    Abstract: A drain cleaning cable for use with a drain cleaner. The drain cleaning cable includes an inner core having a first end and a second end, and an outer wire concentrically surrounding the inner core, where the outer wire is helically wound in a first direction to form a plurality of consecutive coils, and where the outer wire has a first end and a second end. A first connector engages with the first end of the inner core and the first end of the outer wire, where the first connector is configured to attach the drain cleaning cable to a drain cleaning element. The second end of the inner core and the second end of the outer wire are received within the drain cleaner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Sean T. Kehoe, Justin Miller
  • Patent number: 11161154
    Abstract: The disclosed invention facilitates the removal of dirt and other sediment from a bucket of heavy machinery. With regular use, buckets build up dirt that decreases the available volume. Removing the dirt can require additional equipment and labor, and would require the heavy machinery to be away from the service area. The disclosed invention allows for rapid removal of the dirt on site with a single piece of equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Texas Toothpick, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Wilkerson
  • Patent number: 11154173
    Abstract: A dusting device comprising an elongated support pole having a lower end and an upper end. An elongated drive mechanism, having a lower end and an upper end is selectively pivotally secured to the upper end of the support pole. The drive mechanism includes an interior compartment which houses a battery and an electrical motor electrically connected to the battery. The electrical motor has a rotatable drive shaft which extends upwardly and outwardly from the upper end of the drive mechanism. A duster is secured to the upper end of the drive shaft for rotation therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventor: Mark C. Ramsey
  • Patent number: 11154174
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present application provide a cleaning device and a roller brush component. The roller brush component includes a mounting base, a roller brush frame, an adjusting mechanism, a first roller brush and a second roller brush. A notch is formed on one side of the mounting base. The roller brush frame is rotatablely connected with the mounting base. The adjusting mechanism is in driving connection with the roller brush frame to drive the roller brush frame to rotate. The first roller brush and the second roller brush are connected with the roller brush frame, and the roller brushes are positioned in the notch. The roller brush frame, the first roller brush and the second roller brush are configured such that the first roller brush and the second roller brush may have different ground clearances during rotation of the roller brush frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventors: Xiaowei Xu, Yuan Chen, Xianmin Wei, Daming Shen
  • Patent number: 11123773
    Abstract: An apparatus (300) for removing contaminant particles (205) from a component (202, 204) of an apparatus (140, MT), the contaminant particles giving rise to an ambient electric field (E), the apparatus comprising: a collection region (301) for attracting the particles, wherein the ambient electric field is at least between the component and the collection region; and an electric field generator configured to establish an applied electric field between the collection region and the component to cause the particles to be transported from the component to the collection region, wherein the electric field generator is configured to determine the polarity of the applied electric field based on the ambient electric field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Tim Peter Johan Gerard Maas, Bartolomeus Martinus Johannes Van Hout, Henricus Wilhelmus Maria Van Buel, Floris Zoethout
  • Patent number: 11122882
    Abstract: An oral care implement comprises a head and a handle, the head having a length extension and the handle having a length extension, the length extension of the head and the handle together defining an overall length extension of the oral care implement along a longitudinal axis. The overall length extension of the oral care implement is from about 194 mm to about 197 mm and the ratio of the length extension of the handle to the overall length extension of the oral care implement is from about 0.59 to about 0.65.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Armin Tschol, Benedikt Heil, Aycan Senturk Andersson, Stephanie Venzke, Marlis Hübner
  • Patent number: 11122879
    Abstract: Hygienic cosmetic applicators, blenders and aids, and more particularly to a soft, resilient blender system that includes an open-cell memory foam surface component that is easily cleanable or disposable in combination with a core resilient component that is fluid impermeable. Hygienic cosmetic applicators, blenders and aids including a core component with one or more spring elements for greatly accelerating the rebound of the blender surface from a compressed state to a repose memory state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: John H. Shadduck
  • Patent number: 11083359
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a filtering divider that helps create two regions of liquid cleanliness inside of a container. The liquid on top of the filtering divider will be cleaner than that below the filtering divider. This is achieved using a grate that is comprised of a plurality of grid elements. The filtering divider can optionally be arranged such that it may fold. In such a way, it can be placed in the bottom of a container and provide cavities for the storage of cleaning accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: AVA OF NORWAY AS
    Inventor: Torkild Kaland
  • Patent number: 11076674
    Abstract: In one aspect, a cosmetic applicator includes a core having at least one interior compartment that is configured to be pressurized. In another aspect, a cosmetic applicator includes a first core having at least a first interior compartment that is configured to be pressurized, and a cover removably securable on the first core. In another aspect, a cover is for a cosmetic applicator having a first core with at least a first interior compartment that is configured to be pressurized. In another aspect, a cover for a first cosmetic applicator is at least one of removable, washable, and disposable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Noémie Chaillet-Piquand, Maud Jullien, Lemis Tarajano
  • Patent number: 11076940
    Abstract: A dental cleaning appliance includes a handle and a fluid delivery system. The fluid delivery system includes a nozzle for delivering a burst of working fluid to the teeth of a user. A contact member for engaging the teeth of the user is moveable relative to the nozzle as the appliance is moved along the teeth of the user. A sensor provides an output which varies with movement of contact member relative to the nozzle. A control circuit actuates the delivery of working fluid to the teeth of the user depending on the output from the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Robert Lawrence Tweedie, Timothy Nicholas Stickney, Christopher Graham Vincent, Alan Harold Henry Mole, Stephen Benjamin Courtney
  • Patent number: 11071994
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a cleaning device for nozzle, which includes: a base seat and a plurality of scrape components defined on the base seat, the scrape components are arranged in a straight line, a rear end of each of the scrape components form a notch, the notches match with the nozzle, the nozzle passes through the notches of all the scrape components in sequence and contracts with all the scrape components when the nozzle is scraped, to scrape the residue photoresist away from the nozzle by scraping the nozzle multiple times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignees: HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, CHONGQING HKC OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chun-Bin Wen
  • Patent number: 11066049
    Abstract: An improved chamois drying device includes a malleable chamois body having a pocket that is interposed between a front surface, a rear surface, a pair of opposing side edges, a bottom edge and a top edge. An absorbent sponge is positioned within the pocket of the chamois body and functions to remove water accumulated by the chamois body. The chamois body is constructed from one or more pieces of water repellant chamois and includes an opening that is in communication with the pocket for receiving and positioning the absorbent sponge. One or more connectors are positioned along either side of the opening to secure the opening into an open or a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Sonia Velazquez
  • Patent number: 11064859
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus includes an elongated handle; a base connected to the elongated handle at a first end via a swivel connector, the base having protrusions; and a steel wool attachment to secure to the base via the protrusions; the steel wool is to scrub a floor surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Jerome Hill
  • Patent number: 11058526
    Abstract: This invention relates to a drive system which automatically disengages when a loading above a certain threshold limit is applied to the driven component, thus preventing damage to the drive system and foremost to the gearing between the drive system and the driven component when such a load is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (UK) IP Limited;
    Inventors: David Diamond, Jean Diamond
  • Patent number: 11058277
    Abstract: Flat mops and self-wringing flat mops can include a wringing configuration for applying a linear wringing motion to a mop head assembly, such as may occur along an axis coaxial with a handle. Four-point self wringing configurations may include four-point guide surfaces and/or four-point pressure points for wringing a mop head assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: MICRONOVA MANUFACTURING, INC.
    Inventors: Phillip LeCompte, Kristin Stewart
  • Patent number: 11051605
    Abstract: An oral care implement comprises a head and a handle made of a first material. The handle has a distal end and a proximal end closest to the head. The handle comprises a thumb rest made of a second material, the second material being different from the first material. The thumb rest comprises an area from about 202 mm2 to about 360 mm2 and has a concave shape. The thumb rest comprises a portion being inclined with respect to a remaining portion of the thumb rest by an angle ? of about 20° to about 25°, the angle ? being defined by a first line and a second line. The first line extends between a most elevated point and a lowest point of the thumb rest, and the second line extends between the lowest point and an end point of the thumb rest, the end point of the thumb rest being closest to the distal end of the handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Gillette Company LLC
    Inventors: Armin Tschol, Benedikt Heil, Aycan Sentürk Andersson, Stephanie Venzke, Marlis Hübner
  • Patent number: 11051921
    Abstract: A vibrating toothbrush is provided with vibration-isolating zones that substantially isolate vibrations in the head and reduce vibrations transmitted to the handle without sacrificing structural integrity around the vibration-isolation zones. Such zones may generally comprise neck material that is reduced in cross-section, thinned, replaced by dampening material, or removed altogether to create transmission-inhibiting voids. The vibration-isolating zones may be further supported by the housing of the vibratory element to maintain the structural integrity around the zones and to thereby alleviate weakness conditions that might subject the toothbrush to fatigue and breakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Alan Vincent Sorrentino
  • Patent number: 11051608
    Abstract: A device has a rectangular box, a roller driving unit and a controller are arranged to a side surface of the rectangular box, a grease removal unit is arranged to an inner surface of the rectangular box. The bolt grease removal device drives a conveyor belt to rotate through an electric motor, swing levers of clamping components play a role in fixing bolts, rotation of the conveyor belt drives bolts to make a circular motion to move bolts to a position of a cleaning brush to achieve an effect of removing grease on outer surface of bolt. Different rollers drive different cleaning brushes to rotate, use different sizes of driven wheels to make cleaning brushes have a certain relative speed to achieve an effect of rotating bolts and to increase the contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Gong Zhu
  • Patent number: 11051919
    Abstract: Tooth brushing monitoring system is disclosed that includes a toothbrush with sensors and a base station. The sensors record data regarding the quality, quantity and location of brushing and the system can analyze the data to provide feedback on the quality of brushing. This feedback provides motivation for users to increase their brushing habits, leading to a decrease in plaque, tooth decay and gingivitis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Kolibree
    Inventors: Thomas Serval, Samuel Landau
  • Patent number: 11051610
    Abstract: A toothbrush including a handle extending in a longitudinal direction and including an upper portion and a base. The upper portion includes an insert portion. The base is made of a flexible material and overlaps the insert portion and includes an interior cavity. A light is configured to emit light visible from outside the handle. An activation device is positioned in the interior cavity and is configured to be pressed in a direction transverse to the longitudinal direction to activate the light upon a user pressing the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Ranir, LLC
    Inventors: Huy Kha Nguyen, Geoff Carroll, Aaron Onglingswan