Patents Examined by Minh-Chau T. Pham
  • Patent number: 12036500
    Abstract: An exhaust and filtration assembly includes: a housing; an exhaust vent configured to guide unfiltered air out of the exhaust and filtration assembly; a filter assembly configured to filter air and guide the filtered air out of the exhaust and filtration assembly; an exhaust assembly configured to direct raw air from an entry port of the exhaust and filtration assembly and direct air out of the exhaust vent without the air having been filtered; and a controller comprising computing logic configured to control so that only one of air filtration and raw air exhaust occurs at any given time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: HOMEWERKS WORLDWIDE, LLC
    Inventors: Peter D. Berkman, Michael J. Malaker, Deborah Holtkamp, Huang XiaoYing, He LiTing, Lin TiaoHao, Zhang Ruilin
  • Patent number: 12038203
    Abstract: A train station has at least one transportation route for traffic of vehicles, wherein the at least one transportation route is provided with a vehicle tunnel. At least one public waiting area is arranged adjacent to the at least one transportation route. An enclosure is provided in which the at least one public waiting area is arranged, wherein the enclosure has at least one side wall. At least one ambient air purification arrangement for purifying ambient air is provided that has one or more filter units for separating solid, liquid or gaseous ambient air pollutants from the ambient air. The one or more filter units are arranged at and/or in the at least one side wall of the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Eric Thébault, Andreas Beck, Bastian Meister-Magsino, Steffen Kroll, Johannes Stuerner, Christoph Schulz, Karlheinz Muenkel, Gerrit-Tobias Speidel, Martin Lehmann, Andreas Pelz, Thilo Mueller, Jan-Eric Raschke, Andreas Kloz, Gilles Huet, Jérôme Migaud
  • Patent number: 12025339
    Abstract: This present invention relates to a unique HVAC air filter holder designed to prevent or reduce air from escaping or otherwise bypassing the HVAC air filter. The HVAC air filter holder comprises a filter securing device, and is a material that is compressible, moldable, expansible or the like such that it can be secured around the perimeter of the air filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Inventor: Ryan Schempp
  • Patent number: 12005384
    Abstract: An air quality system includes an air precleaner, a filter identification component, and a control module. The air precleaner has a precleaner housing and a filter disposed inside the precleaner housing. The filter identification component is positioned within the precleaner housing at a first position and is mounted on the filter. The control module is positioned within the precleaner housing at a second position and is configured to emit an electrical field and communicate with the filter identification component via the emitted electrical field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: THE SY-KLONE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Moredock, James G. Moredock
  • Patent number: 11998866
    Abstract: A kit and assembly for securing any filter, screen or covering to a perimeter intake face surrounding an opening. The kit and assembly includes a series of tracks adapted to mount against the intake face in surrounding fashion around the opening. A plurality of fasteners are slidably installed upon each of the tracks prior to inter-assembly. The tracks further include opposite exterior rail locations which oppose tabs configured into interior facing locations of the fasteners so that the fasteners are adjustable along the tracks. The filter, screen or covering further includes a plurality of perimeter spaced apertures for securing to engaging portions of the fasteners and in order to mount the filter, screen or covering to the intake face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: The Newway Company
    Inventor: Randy Simmons
  • Patent number: 11998867
    Abstract: An air filter includes a filter frame, a filter cloth, a plurality of wires, and one or more pulling elements directly attached to a surface of the filter frame. The air filter is characterized by an installed condition in which a majority portion of the air filter is disposed in a housing and an uninstalled condition in which another majority portion of the air filter is out of the housing. The one or more pulling elements facilitate a user's pulling the air filter out of the housing. The one or more pulling elements comprises a flap, a recess region, a thread, a split pin type pulling element, a patch, a loop, a letter L-shape dual hook tool, and a tool with a self lock tool. An other air filter is wider than a housing. A first member of a filter frame of the other air filter serves as a handle for a user to pull.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Inventor: Mingrong Zhao
  • Patent number: 11992800
    Abstract: A filtration system includes an air cleaner housing and a filter element. The air cleaner housing includes a base and a removable cover. At least one of the base or the cover defines a cavity and a protrusion extending into the cavity. The filter element is disposed within the cavity. The filter element includes a plurality of media blocks each including a pleated filter media. The plurality of media blocks are arranged in arch shapes of approximately equal inner radii. The plurality of media blocks are coupled to each other along opposing edges that extend along a pleat direction of the pleated filter media. The media blocks together define at least one void that extends along the protrusion. The protrusion occupies a portion of the void.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Louison, Scott Schwartz, Jeremiah Cupery, Mark Adams
  • Patent number: 11992798
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method are provided for a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) home air filter to remove airborne molecular contaminants and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from air within residential spaces. The HVAC home air filter a supportive frame having a shape and size suitable to orient the HVAC home air filter within a residential HVAC system. A filter medium is retained within the supportive frame to remove the airborne molecular contaminants and VOCs from air flowing through the residential HVAC system. The filter medium is a combination of media layers configured to exhibit a relatively high filtration efficiency and a low air pressure drop across the filter medium. The supportive frame comprises a plurality of elongate sections and corner sections disposed along perimeter edges of the filter medium to support the filter medium within the residential HVAC system so as direct air through the filter medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: K&N Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Williams, Jere James Wall
  • Patent number: 11992799
    Abstract: A compressor system includes a compression module having an inlet for receiving air; and a filter housing in fluid communication with the compression module. The filter housing is constructed to house a filter, the filter having a sealing feature disposed at a first end of the filter and having an engagement feature disposed at a second end of the filter opposite the first end. The filter housing includes a trap door constructed to contact the engagement feature, and constructed to drive the engagement feature in a direction parallel to an axis of the filter toward the sealing feature and urge the sealing feature into sealing engagement with the filter housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Ingersoll-Rand Industrial U.S., Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Charles Wagenhauser, Subodh Kumar, Christopher Leamon, James David Gillon
  • Patent number: 11988406
    Abstract: A return air grille air purifier including an air filtration system including a media filter and a filter enhancement module. The filter enhancement module includes an ionization array configured to charge particles in an airstream passing through the filter enhancement module and towards the media filter. The return air grille air purifier also includes a first housing and a second housing configured to contain the air filtration system. The second housing contained within the first housing in a closed position and the second housing configured to move outward with the air filtration system at least partially out of the first housing in an open position. The media filter being removably accessible from the second housing in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Oludamilola Adesanya, Peter Johannes McKinney
  • Patent number: 11969687
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide for a filter assembly. The filter assembly includes a filter housing, a filter element, and a cover. The filter housing has a first housing end and a second housing end that define an internal cavity. The filter housing has a housing seal member formed on the second housing end. The filter element is disposed in the internal cavity. The filter element includes a filter media, an endplate, and a filter seal member. The filter media has a first media end and a second media end. The endplate is disposed at the first media end. The filter seal member is formed on the endplate. The filter seal member includes an inner seal portion and an outer seal portion. The filter seal member is configured to engage the housing seal member. The cover secures the engagement of the housing seal member and the filter seal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark V. Holzmann, Ken Tofsland, Scott Gerald Manke, Wesley J. Martin, Benjamin L. Scheckel, Joseph Appelhans, Guiliang Zheng
  • Patent number: 11969684
    Abstract: A dust extraction unit is disclosed including a first and a second air filter removable and mountable within the dust extraction unit and a body defining an air flow path which passes through the first and the second air filters when the first and the second air filters are mounted within the body of the dust extraction unit. The body of the dust extraction unit includes a first portion operable to receive the first air filter and a second portion operable to receive the second air filter. The first and second portions are connected by a hinge so that the first portion is moveable between a first configuration in which the first and second portion define an air flow path through the dust extraction unit and a second configuration which provides access to the portion of the dust extraction unit operable to receive the second air filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: RVT GROUP LIMITED
    Inventor: Timothy Chattell
  • Patent number: 11958340
    Abstract: An air box and methods are provided for communicating an airstream through an air filter to an air intake duct of an internal combustion engine of a vehicle. The air box generally transports air received by way of air inlet ports that mate with aerodynamic elements of the vehicle. The air is received through a conduit to an air intake duct of the engine. The air box an enclosure that is formed in a substantially rigid/solid form. A substantially transparent inspection region is disposed on a surface of the enclosure so that the air filter may be viewed and potentially accessed if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: AEM Induction System
    Inventor: Steve Williams
  • Patent number: 11957297
    Abstract: A station for a cleaning device is provided. The station includes an accommodation chamber configured to be docked with the dust canister, a housing configured to have a dust bag disposed therein, a cover configured to open and close one region of the housing, a holder configured to be detachable to the dust bag and selectively communicate the dust bag with the accommodation chamber, and a lever configured to have one end disposed in one region of the housing and rotate in a first direction to selectively interfere with the cover. The lever rotates in a second direction opposite to the first direction to close the cover based on the dust bag being mounted on the holder and in communication with the accommodation chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngjun Cho, Seokbong Baek, Byeongwoo Ahn, Yunwon Jung
  • Patent number: 11958007
    Abstract: A filter element includes a frame having an outlet panel and two side panels defining a U-shape. A U-shaped media anchor channel extends along the distal side edge of each panel. Each media anchor channel can have a snap-tab or other locking feature. The element encloses a pleated panel filter media pack having a side edge along each side of the pack. Each side edge of the media pack is located in a media anchor channel, and a bead of adhesive is applied along the channel. A pair of seal bars, each having a u-shape and a snap-tab or other feature that cooperates with the u-shape and the snap-tab of each media anchor channel, is pressed into each channel. Each seal bar mechanically retains a respective media side edge in the channel and together with the adhesive, provides a consistent, robust seal between the media and the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Parker-Hannifin Corporation
    Inventor: Timothy L. Krull
  • Patent number: 11951430
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and apparatus for user customizable configurations and replacement of a heating, ventilation and air conditioning filter media and frames. A filter media may be combined with a media frame according to user specifications. One filter media or combinations of multiple filter media may be chosen by a user to create custom filter configurations. Filter media may be separated from the media frame and disposed of in a manner generally more convenient than traditional HVAC filter replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Papeltec Overseas, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter A. Rodriguez, Jason Rodriguez, Craig Austin
  • Patent number: 11945286
    Abstract: A filter for an air conditioner has a body formed of an air-transmissive material. The body is of a generally rectangular configuration and has a top, bottom, a front, a back and a pair of sides. The body has a plurality of cuts formed through a thickness thereof. The plurality of cuts define a plurality of cubical members frangibly connected together. The plurality of cubical members are separable from a remainder of the body such that the body has a size suitable for being received within a filter-receiving receptacle of the air conditioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventors: Fred Massey, Owen Massey
  • Patent number: 11944977
    Abstract: A food recycler can include a case having a case volume between 8.79 liters and 35 liters, a control system, a user interface in electrical communication with the control system, and a bucket being configured with a bucket volume, wherein a ratio of the bucket volume to the case volume is between 0.0717 and 0.2857. The recycler can include a motor in communication with the control system, the motor being configured adjacent at least in part to the bucket, a gearbox configured below the bucket and in mechanical communication with the motor, a filter system having at least one filter and configured to receive air from a top portion of the bucket and a drying component configured to remove water from waste food items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: FOOD CYCLE SCIENCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bradley Crepeau, Mark Jonathan Brice Hayman, Meng Wang, Timothy John Maxwell
  • Patent number: 11944197
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a table (100). The table (100) has a table top (102), a plurality of legs (104) connectable to the table top (102), and an air purifier (106) adapted to be placed below the table top (102). A bottom side of the table top (102) is provided with at least one groove (112) extending in a circumferential direction for preventing liquid from traveling from an outer edge of the table top (102) along the bottom side of the table top (102) and reaching an inner section of the air purifier (106). The disclosure also relates to a method for purifying air using a table (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: INTER IKEA SYSTEMS B.V.
    Inventors: Paul Larsson, David Wahl, Henrik Telander, Bofeng Peng, Derong Jian, Tao Wang, Zhongtao Luo, Zhisuo Chen, Dianqiu Zhang, Xiaoming Lian, Zhenqi Yan, Youxiong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11940179
    Abstract: An indoor unit for an air conditioner including: a cabinet assembly forming an external appearance of the indoor unit and having a suction port formed in a rear surface of the cabinet; a filter module movably disposed in rear of the cabinet assembly; a filter module mounted to the filter mounting member and filtering foreign substances in air flowing into the suction port; a mobile member connected to the filter mounting member and moving a position of the filter mounting member; a driving device pressing the mobile member to change the position of the filter mounting member; and a controller configured to, in response to receiving a control command to change the position of the filter mounting member, operate the driving device that presses the mobile member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Yongnam Kim, Sunggyu Choi, Sehwan Bae, Junseok Bae, Kyunam Lee, Ilseop So, Sangyoon Lee, Hyesun Lee, Hosik Jang