Patents Examined by Michael E Barr
  • Patent number: 10808289
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating at least one animal skin substrate with a multiplicity of solid particles comprises a rotatably mounted drum for containing said animal substrate, said solid particulate material and a treatment liquor, said drum comprising an outlet opening and a closure. The closure can be moveable between a first position wherein said outlet opening is closed and the animal substrate, the solid particulate material and the treatment liquor cannot pass through the outlet and are retained within the drum and a second position wherein said outlet opening is open such that solid particulate material and the treatment liquor can exit the drum through the outlet opening. The drum can further comprise an apertured screen arranged at the outlet and configured to permit passage through the outlet opening of the solid particulate material and the treatment liquor when the closure is in the second position and to prevent passage thereof through the outlet opening of the animal skin substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Xeros Limited
    Inventor: Alireza Sadeghi
  • Patent number: 10806323
    Abstract: A warewash machine includes a wash zone having front, left and right access openings. At least one spray arm is disposed above or below the wash zone. A multi-sided hood assembly includes front, left, right and top side sections, the multi-sided hood assembly movable between a lowered closed position for washing and a raised open position for inlet and outlet of wares. The multi-sided hood assembly includes a lower hood unit with front, left and right sides and an upper hood unit with front, left, right and top sides, and a linkage assembly between the lower hood unit and the upper hood unit that causes the upper hood unit and the lower hood unit to move up or down together with the lower hood unit moving faster than the upper hood unit to cause telescoping of the upper hood unit and the lower hood unit as the hood assembly moves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
    Inventor: David L. Fischer
  • Patent number: 10799919
    Abstract: A washing device includes a main body, a water system, and a drying system. The main body includes a first washing zone, a second washing zone, and a drying zone. A transporting device transports an object to make it pass through the first washing zone, the second washing zone, and the drying zone. The first washing zone has a first water outlet, and the second washing zone has a second water outlet. The water system includes a heater for heating water and a tank. A first pipe connects the heater and the first water outlet, and a second pipe connects the heater and the tank. An outlet pipe connects the tank and the second water outlet. A collecting structure collects waste water and injects into the tank. The drying system is adapted to supply air flow to the drying zone for drying the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: G-WINNER ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ping-Yuan Liao
  • Patent number: 10801153
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for treating laundry according to the present invention, including: a front cover that forms a front surface and includes a backward bent portion; a pair of side covers that form both flank surfaces, respectively, and that include sideward bent portions, respectively; a back cover that forms a rear-side surface; an outer tank that is positioned inside and holds water; an inner tank that is positioned rotatably inside the outer tank and holds foam; a motor that rotates the inner tank; a front member that is connected to the backward bent portion and extends along the backward bent portion; a pair of lateral members that extend along the pair of sideward bent portions, respectively; and a top cover that is connected to upper ends of the front cover, of the pair of side covers, and of the back cover, and has an insertion hole for the foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Wooje Choi
  • Patent number: 10791906
    Abstract: A dishwasher includes a tub at least partially defining a treating chamber. At least one dish rack defines an interior and is located in the treating chamber. At least one set of tines is located within the interior of the dish rack. A tine angle adjustment assembly includes an adjuster plate movably coupled to the at least one dish rack. The adjuster plate includes at least one adjuster pin. An adjusting arm operably couples the set of tines to the at least one adjuster pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Feddema, Joseph T. Ferencevich, Venkat Vadlamani
  • Patent number: 10793117
    Abstract: A vehicle washing system which includes an elevated support rail structure which has a wash tool movably mounted thereon. The support rail structure includes a fixed forward rail section and a selectively movable rear rail section. The movable rear rail section is movable between a retracted position and an extended position with respect to the forward rail section so as to be able to wash long vehicles and short vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel L. Gesy
  • Patent number: 10779703
    Abstract: A dishwasher with a tub and a recirculation pump, which includes a housing defining a chamber and having an inlet fluidly coupled to the tub and an outlet fluidly coupled to the tub, an impeller rotatably mounted within the chamber and expelling liquid from the chamber through the outlet, and a filter fluidly disposed between the inlet and the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Jordan R. Fountain, Rodney M. Welch
  • Patent number: 10780463
    Abstract: A cleaning system and wherein one or more surface cleaning devices use high-pressure, high-temperature water from a pressure module for surface cleaning, and wherein the waste water resulting from the surface cleaning is recovered, and wherein the solid waste matter within the waste water is filtered and separated into solid waste matter and clean filtered water, wherein the filtered water is reused by the cleaning apparatus and the solid waste matter is available in a form that can be disposed of by traditional means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventor: Mark Lukin
  • Patent number: 10781548
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for operating a laundry washing machine using a unit dose package comprising a pre-measured amount of treating agent incorporated into a water-soluble pouch, wherein the method comprises introducing the unit dose package into a compartment of a treating agents dispenser of the laundry washing machine and breaking the unit dose package inside the compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Electrolux Appliances Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Maurizio Del Pos, Daniele Favaro
  • Patent number: 10774549
    Abstract: An apparatus for treating a surface of a structure includes a main carriage having an accessory carriage that is vertically movable with respect to the main carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: FORJAK INDUSTRIAL, INC.
    Inventor: Adam Garvey Logan
  • Patent number: 10774454
    Abstract: A user interface includes a curved outer surface, a generally flat printed circuit board defining a base plane, and a capacitive touch sensor connected to the generally flat printed circuit board and offset from the base plane. The capacitive touch sensor is substantially aligned with the curved outer surface. The user interface may be provided on an appliance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan James Beckley, S. Neil Malone
  • Patent number: 10753690
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus for cleaning a cooling tube array (15) of a heat exchanger has a nozzle carriage (16) movably held on a truss beam, and a plurality of cleaning nozzles (40) mounted to the nozzle carriage. A truss beam has two parallel C-channel rails (20) having back sides that face each other, a tube (22) arranged separate and distant from the C-channel rails and at a different height than the C-channel rails in a cross-sectional plane of the truss beam, and truss supports (24) connecting the rails and the tube; the nozzle carriage has rollers (48) that are arranged for travelling in the C-channel rails. A water intake (82) is coupled to the nozzle manifold (42) and to a hydraulic drive (80) having a mechanical power take-off member (96) that is operably coupled to the nozzle carriage (16) for moving the nozzle carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Johannes Stickling
  • Patent number: 10753030
    Abstract: A washing machine appliance, including one or more methods of operation, is provided herein. The washing machine appliance includes a wash basket rotatably mounted within a wash tub and being supported by a front bearing and a rear bearing. A method of operating the washing machine appliance includes rotating the wash basket within the wash tub at a basket speed and obtaining a front displacement amplitude, a rear displacement amplitude, and a wobble angle of the wash tub. Based at least in part on these measured values, front and rear bearing force amplitude thresholds and virtual bearing force values are calculated and compared. If the virtual bearing force value of either the front or rear bearing exceeds the respective bearing force amplitude threshold, an operating parameter of the washing machine appliance is adjusted to limit bearing forces resulting from out-of-balance loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Owen Davis
  • Patent number: 10743962
    Abstract: An all-in-one cleaner is disclosed. An all-in-one cleaner, according to an embodiment of the present invention, comprises: a cleaner body; a soaking unit which is provided on one side of the cleaner body and carries out a soaking step on a subject to be cleaned; a washing unit which is provided near the soaking unit and carries out a washing step on the subject to be cleaned, for which the soaking step has been completed; and a rinsing unit which is provided near the washing unit and carries out a rinsing step on the subject to be cleaned, for which the washing step has been completed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: MEGAGEN IMPLANT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kwang Bum Park
  • Patent number: 10745848
    Abstract: A household appliance for washing fabric items, comprising: a washing compartment (2); an opening (3) for access to the washing compartment to enable introduction and extraction of the laundry items; a hatch door (4) for access to the washing compartment (2), mobile between a closed position in which it occludes said access opening (3) and an open position in which it enables access to the washing compartment (2); a border (5) of said access opening to the washing compartment (2), said border (5) abutting the hatch door (4) in the closed position; a first tank (61) containing a detergent for washing; a first indicator (610) located on the border (5) and indicating a load level of said first tank (61).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool EMEA S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giacomo Pittalis, Elisa Polverini, Roberto Tarab├╣{grave over ( )}, Luca Andrenacci, Romina Catani, Zakaria Khalfaoui, Filippo Matarazzi, Alessandro Falsetti
  • Patent number: 10731287
    Abstract: A laundry treating appliance can include a chassis defining an interior, with a tub and a drum provided in the interior to define a treating chamber for treating articles according to a cycle of operation. A door can selectively open an access opening in the chassis for accessing the treating chamber. The door can include a hinge assembly having a first hinge arm and a second hinge arm coupled to an actuator arm. Operation of a handle assembly can actuate the actuator arm and can selectively couple the first hinge arm at a first hinge or the second hinge arm at a second hinge to open the door in a first or second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy E. Heater, Nicholas E. Mawhorr, Jaroslav Ridilla, Justin Zirbes
  • Patent number: 10714365
    Abstract: A liquid processing apparatus includes a processing unit, a first supply route, a first device, a second supply route, a second device, a housing, and an external housing. The processing unit processes a substrate by using processing liquid including first and second processing liquids. The first supply route is for supplying the first processing liquid to the processing unit. The first device is for supplying the first processing liquid to the first supply route. The second supply route is for supplying the second processing liquid to the processing unit. The second processing liquid has higher temperature than the first processing liquid. The second device is for supplying the second processing liquid to the second supply route. The housing accommodates the processing unit. The external housing accommodates the first and second devices, and is adjacent to the housing. The external housing includes a partition wall between the first and second devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Tetsurou Iriyama, Shinichi Umeno, Yasuhiro Takaki, Takami Satoh
  • Patent number: 10710126
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus and a cleaning method are provided. The cleaning apparatus is used for removing a residue on a substrate, and includes: a deformable device arranged on the substrate; and an excitation device configured to generate an excitation source for the deformable device, so as to enable the deformable device to be deformed under the effect of the excitation source, thereby to drive the substrate to vibrate and enable the residue to fall off from the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yangkun Jing, Fei Liu, Zhiwei Xu, Xiaopan Che, Chuanhui Chen
  • Patent number: 10710127
    Abstract: A flexible cleaning lance safety apparatus is described as including a tripod support structure located close to an opening into an object to be cleaned. A flexible lance drive is fastened to the support structure for driving a high pressure fluid through a lance to the object to be cleaned. A snout tube is connected between the lance drive and an opening into the object to be cleaned. One or more micro pressure valves on each leg of the tripod support structure is operative to sense a predetermined force applied between the support structure and a support surface supporting the tripod support structure. When the predetermined force is sensed this causes the high pressure fluid to be diverted from the lance and the object to be cleaned to atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: STONEAGE, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffery R. Barnes, Stephen L. Galbraith, Joseph Schneider
  • Patent number: 10702054
    Abstract: A system and related apparatus and method for delivering fluid to and from a bottom center of a floor-operation pad on a rotary-motion flooring machine while the pad is rotationally operating on a horizontal underfoot surface, the system comprising a fluid-delivery hub comprising: a plurality of fluid entry openings disposed on an outside circumferential surface thereof; an equal plurality of fluid flow channels commencing at the fluid entry openings, angling downward and inward from the fluid entry openings toward a center of the fluid-delivery hub, and terminating at an equal plurality of fluid exit openings proximate a bottom center of the fluid-delivery hub; and a floor-operation interface at a bottom of the fluid-delivery hub configured to directly or indirectly attach a floor-operation pad thereto, for operating on a floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Gary Rudolph