Patents Examined by Minh-Chau T. Pham
  • Patent number: 11141687
    Abstract: A filter element includes first filter media, second filter media, a frame, and a seal member. The frame is coupled to the first filter media and the second filter media, the frame securing the first filter media and the second filter media into a V-shape. The seal member is attached to and extends from the frame. The seal member includes a U-shaped channel structured to receive a ridge of a housing when the filter element is installed in the housing. The seal member is structured to form a seal between the filter element and the housing when the filter element is installed in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventors: Jessie A. Knight, Scott G. Manke, Dane P. Miller, Jason A. Scherck, Robert A. Bannister, Gregory K. Loken, Scott W. Schwartz
  • Patent number: 11134815
    Abstract: A box-type dust collector includes a suction unit that includes a brushless motor and an air blowing fan, a battery mount portion, to which a battery pack that serves as a power source is mountable, a suction port that suctions outside air through rotation of the air blowing fan, and a filter that separates dust from the outside air which is suctioned from the suction port. The bottom surface of a tank serves as a surface for stationary placement. A handle for carriage is provided at a position directly over the center of gravity of the entire box-type dust collector with the battery pack mounted to the battery mount portion. Coupling portions to be coupled to both ends of a shoulder belt are provided at front and rear positions that are point-symmetric about the center of gravity as viewed in plan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Shulin Liu, Zheng Wang, Haowei Mei, Takayuki Tahara
  • Patent number: 11135538
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are air intake assemblies for internal combustion engines. In some embodiments, an air intake assembly includes an air filter configured to produce filtered air, a sealed filter housing configured to house the air filter therein, and an intake tube configured to convey the filtered air to an internal combustion engine. The filter housing includes an air intake port configured to provide intake air to the air filter. The air filter is configured to remove particulate matter from the intake air and produce the filtered air. The air filter includes a multi-component coupling interface configured to accept an intake-end portion of the intake tube in the coupling interface. The filter housing includes an aperture configured to accept the coupling interface of the air filter in the aperture. Also disclosed herein are methods of the air intake assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced FLOW Engineering Inc.
    Inventors: Shahriar Nick Niakan, Christian Luc Landel
  • Patent number: 11129358
    Abstract: A method and system for monitoring conditions of an animal cage. An animal caging system including a plurality of animal cages removably connected to an exhaust. Cage collection media is removably mounted in a cage media housing coupled to an exhaust port of the animal cage. Exhaust air dust clings to the collection media as exhaust from the animal cages flows along the length of the collection media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: ALLENTOWN, LLC
    Inventors: John Coiro, Brian Bilecki
  • Patent number: 11123584
    Abstract: An entrainment-based filtering system for use in connection with a facemask or respirator that includes: a filter housing defining an interior volume comprising at least one airflow pathway having an airflow pathway length that is longer than the length of the interior volume and spaced within the interior volume; and a plurality of entrainment substrates. The plurality of entrainment substrates is positioned within the at least one airflow pathway and the plurality of substrates and the dimensions of the at least one airflow pathway together function to entrain particles on the surface of the chemically coated entrainment substrates and prevent at least 95% of particles traveling through the at least one airflow pathway from exiting the entrainment-based filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Fay, III, Richard Dennis Vigil, John A. Soderquist, Andrew S. Heller, Trung Lo Deo, Cameron Lynch, Danilo R. Manfre, Beate Schmittmann
  • Patent number: 11123674
    Abstract: A system and method for maintaining, monitoring and improving air quality and purity in a room or environment, such as a hospital room or operating room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Aerobiotix, Inc.
    Inventor: David Louis Kirschman
  • Patent number: 11117081
    Abstract: A stackable air filter module includes a base gas filter unit and at least one additional gas filter unit. The base filter unit includes a metal frame and at least one first filter body located in the filter passage of the metal frame. At least one additional filter unit is detachably superposed on the base filter unit, and the additional filter unit includes a filter frame and a second filter body located in the filter passage of the filter frame. The service life of the filter material contained in the first filter body is greater than the service life of the filter material contained in the second filter body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Ye Siang Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shih-Chieh Chuang
  • Patent number: 11117080
    Abstract: In order to provide a filter system for separating off contaminants from a stream of untreated gas that contains contaminants that is of simple construction and is operable efficiently, it is proposed that the filter system should include the following: a base construction through which the stream of untreated gas is guidable and which includes at least one filter module receptacle for receiving at least one filter module, and at least one filter module which is selectively arrangeable on and/or in the at least one filter module receptacle and/or removable therefrom, wherein the at least one filter module includes a plurality of filter element receptacles for receiving a plurality of mutually independent filter elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Dürr Systems AG
    Inventors: Dietmar Wieland, Juergen Jost, Michael Baitinger, Frank Schoettle, Alexander Hammen
  • Patent number: 11119460
    Abstract: A method for wirelessly controlling a working device using a handheld unit, the method including connecting the working device to a central server by a network, wherein the working device is uniquely identified on the network by an assigned network address, wherein a device-specific identification marker is linked to the assigned network address of the working device; scanning the identification marker with the handheld unit, whereby to identify the working device and the assigned network address linked to the working device; and using the handheld unit to cause the central server to communicate with and control the working device at the assigned network address, whereby to allow the user to control operation of the working device via the handheld device and/or to receive data concerning the working device from the central server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: FIPAK Research And Development Company
    Inventors: Stephan Hauville, Antoine Hauville
  • Patent number: 11117140
    Abstract: A vehicle including at least one filter for trapping particles in a vehicle's outside surrounding air. The filter includes a first part and a second part. The first part includes a first cilia layer. An air inlet is arranged in one end of the filter. The first cilia layer is arranged to trap at least some particles in the air flowing into the filter via the air inlet when the first cilia layer is electrostatically charged by an electromagnetic field. The filter is connected to a vehicle chassis and such that one of the first and second parts faces the vehicle chassis and the other part faces ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Volvo Car Corporation
    Inventor: Olof Stenvall
  • Patent number: 11110381
    Abstract: A vent filter and a Radio Remote Unit having the vent filter. The vent filter includes a first member including a first body having a ventilation path extending through the first body, an inner wall constituting a ventilation hole which is communicated with the ventilation path, and an outer wall constituting a gap between the inner wall and the outer wall. The vent filter also includes a second member including a second body and at least one enclosure wall protruding out from the second body, wherein at least one of the at least one enclosure wall is located outside the outer wall and surrounding the outer wall. Both the inner and outer walls have at least one first groove at an end and each of the at least one enclosure wall has at least one second groove at an end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Xiaogang Song, Pinghua Duan, Guanghua Pan, Zhen Yang, Jinhui Dou, Zhan Ying, Pengxiao Ge, Peng Xu
  • Patent number: 11103824
    Abstract: Disclosed is a compact vacuum pump including a housing having an internal vacuum chamber, an ejector pump axially mounted in the vacuum chamber, and an air filter coaxially mounted on the ejector pump. The housing has two separate compressed air supply lines one of which is a vacuum creation line extending to the inlet port of the ejector pump via a first supply line and the other of which is a vacuum release line extending to a gap between the ejector pump and the air filter via a second supply line. The vacuum pump is of a coaxial arrangement type and has a vacuum release function and a filter cleaning function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: VTEC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ho-Young Cho
  • Patent number: 11105234
    Abstract: The disclosure generally relates to filters, methods, and systems for filtering particulates from the exhaust of internal combustion engines such as gasoline direct injection engines and methods of preparing particulate filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Xin Liu, Joseph Szente, Christine Kay Lambert
  • Patent number: 11097215
    Abstract: An air cleaner assembly is disclosed, along with related methods. In one aspect, the air cleaner assembly has a housing including a housing body and a removable cover that together define an interior volume for holding a filter cartridge. The housing body can include a first plurality of lugs, wherein each of the first plurality of lugs has a first engagement surface disposed at a first angle that is oblique to a rotational plane of the cover. A second plurality of lugs can be provided on the cover, wherein each of the second plurality of lugs has a second engagement surface disposed at the first angle. A lock mechanism can also be provided that is disposed on the cover, wherein the lock mechanism includes a lock member axially movable between a locked position and an unlocked position to selectively secure the cover to the housing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Adamek, Richard J. Osendorf, Benny K. Nelson, Joseph A. Einberger
  • Patent number: 11090596
    Abstract: A filter element configured to be mounted to tube sheet openings of different diameters is provided. The filter element includes a seal member that can accommodate tube sheet openings of different diameters. Methods of mounting a plurality of identical filter elements to tube sheets having different tube sheet opening diameters is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: BHA Altair. LLC
    Inventors: Dale R. Kadavy, Jeffery Michael Ladwig
  • Patent number: 11079135
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an air conditioner including a suction panel which includes a suction port through which air is suctioned in inside a housing. The suction panel is formed to rotate with an axial direction of an air blowing fan or a direction perpendicular to the axial direction of the air blowing fan as a rotation axis to be coupled with or separated from the housing. Accordingly, a user may easily and intuitively separate the suction panel and falling of the suction panel, which may occur when the suction panel is separated, may be effectively reduced using a supporting unit disposed at the suction panel. Also, the housing and cover members which cover an outer perimeter of a lower portion of the housing may be coupled with each other by pressurizing the cover members toward the housing, thereby allowing the user to easily coupled the cover members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Dong Yoon Lee, Jae Hyoung Sim, Do Yeon Kim, Do-Hoon Kim, Byung Yul So, Joon-Ho Yoon, Jung Dae Lee, Sung-June Cho
  • Patent number: 11065942
    Abstract: An environmental air cleaning device for a road vehicle removes dust, particulate matter, and/or gases from environmental air. The environmental air cleaning device has one or more filter elements. The environmental air cleaning device is provided with a mounting device that rigidly couples to a vehicle-side mounting device for roof loads. A road vehicle with such an environmental air cleaning device is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Florian Keller, Andreas Pelz, Gunnar-Marcel Klein, Thomas Loehl, Thilo Mueller, Christoph Schulz
  • Patent number: 11065703
    Abstract: An emissions collection system that includes a containment system, the containment system including a plurality of walls and a roof structure that together form an internal chamber; wherein chamber inlets are formed in one wall of the plurality of walls; and wherein chamber outlets are formed in either another wall of the plurality of walls or the roof structure. A filter assembly includes a filter that collects emissions generated within the internal chamber; and a duct system that places the chamber outlets in fluid communication with the filter assembly; wherein the filter assembly is sized and configured to move air through the chamber inlets, the internal chamber, the chamber outlets, the duct system, and the filter to collect emissions generated within the internal chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventors: Brett Yarbrough, Martin Allen Swayze, Randall Walker
  • Patent number: 11058982
    Abstract: A an electric machine tool having a body to which a work tool is attached, a motor, and a battery. The body has a motor receiving chamber, a battery receiving chamber opening through an outer surface of the body, and a communication path through which the battery receiving chamber is in communication with the motor receiving chamber. A first air inlet opening is formed between the inner edge of an opening of the battery receiving chamber and the outer periphery of the battery disposed in the battery receiving chamber. Further, an inflow port of the communication path opens to an inner side surface of the battery receiving chamber and an air filter is fitted over the inflow port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Hirokazu Miura, Noriyuki Takeuchi, Koji Hirakawa, Atsushi Nishimura, Kunihiko Haramoto, Tomohiro Nakashima
  • Patent number: 11060455
    Abstract: A system, as well as associated methods, for increasing the efficiency of a gas turbine including an inlet assembly and a compressor may include a housing configured to channel airstream towards the inlet assembly, an air treatment module positioned at a proximal end the housing, and at least one air conditioning module mounted downstream of the air treatment module for adjusting the temperature of the airstream entering the compressor. The air treatment module may include a plurality of inlet air filters and at least one blower configured to pressurize the air entering the air treatment module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: BJ Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Tony Yeung, Ricardo Rodriguez-Ramon