Patents Examined by Monzer R. Chorbaji
  • Patent number: 11660366
    Abstract: An air scenting system for a vehicle is provided which includes an appliance and a replaceable cartridge installable therein. The replaceable cartridge contains a liquid compound to be aerosolized and has a cartridge outlet through which the aerosolized compound is discharged during operation. A pump is provided to supply air to the replaceable cartridge to generate the aerosolized compound from the liquid compound contained in the replaceable cartridge, and a controller is provided for controlling the pump to supply the air to the replaceable cartridge to generate and discharge the aerosolized compound from the appliance. The appliance is particularly adapted for dispensing scent into the interior space of a vehicle, and includes a form factor particularly well suited for positioning the appliance in a cup holder. Additionally, the appliance is designed for use in vehicles when a driver is present and readily adjustable by the driver to provide a uniform scent experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: PROLTEC INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Sward, Matthew Ansley, Richard Weening, Juan Moncada
  • Patent number: 11660363
    Abstract: A unitary, single-use, sanitary sterilizing wipe for a beverage can. It has a number of can wiping interfaces incorporated into its design that matingly conforms to a standard beverage can, and uses a natural sterilizing fluid that is frictionally wiped onto the can's outer surfaces before drinking from the can. It may be used anywhere by opening the polymer seal, removing the wipe, placing it on the top of a beverage can and twisting it under pressure to sterilize the can.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventor: Michael McGrade
  • Patent number: 11661353
    Abstract: A disinfection apparatus and method is provided for disinfecting a fluid. The apparatus elements define three internal container volumes. Fluid is introduced into an entry volume where its flow is conditioned to reduce splash and slow the fluid flow. The fluid is then channeled into a disinfection volume where a disinfection unit delivers a disinfection agent to the fluid. Finally, the fluid exits the apparatus through an exit volume. In one aspect, a sink-trap is disclosed in which wastewater liquid contacts a pair of diverters. The diverters have conditioned contact surfaces that slows and spreads the liquid flow and reduces liquid splash. The wastewater then passes through a UV chamber in which it is disinfected. The liquid then exits the sink-trap. Advanced self-cleaning apparatus are additionally disclosed to clean and disinfect the sink-trap and trapped wastewater. The entire apparatus operates under computer control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Hygenz LLC
    Inventors: Michael D Bloomberg, Daniel Guttman
  • Patent number: 11647769
    Abstract: Problem: To provide a microwave aging device that can shorten the time required for ageing food and can improve a yield rate. Solution: There is provided a microwave aging device including: a microwave aging unit 30, having an aging chamber configured to store food, an irradiation port through which microwave irradiation is performed into the aging chamber, and a blower fan configured to blow air into the aging chamber; a cooling unit 10 having a cooling chamber that is cooled by a cooler; a microwave oscillating unit 20 connected to the irradiation port; and a controller 40, where the aging chamber is arranged in the cooling chamber. There is also provided a microwave aging method using the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventors: Hirofumi Soga, Katsuyuki Kunii, Eiji Kagawa, Tsubasa Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11642427
    Abstract: A system for disinfecting an enclosed area may include a humidity sensor, and a fogging device including a portable housing, an atomizing disinfectant generator carried by the portable housing, at least one output circuit carried by the portable housing, and a processor carried by the portable housing. The processor may be configured to determine a humidity level within the enclosed area based upon the humidity sensor, operate a humidity control device via the at least one output circuit responsive to the determined humidity control level being outside of a starting humidity range, cease operating the humidity control device responsive to the humidity level being within the starting humidity range based upon the humidity sensor, and initiate a treatment cycle during which the atomizing disinfectant generator dispenses atomized disinfectant fluid into the enclosed area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventors: Steve Grinstead, Frances Grinstead
  • Patent number: 11642277
    Abstract: Vertical decompression relaxation device with vertical tank, with access ladders, with handrail and stairs for internal access, and tie rods adjustable fasteners to tie rods, mainly in the treatment of muscle and fascia stiffness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventor: Bruno Rodrigues Giannoccaro
  • Patent number: 11629371
    Abstract: An article is provided. The article comprises a nonwoven substrate having a copolymer grafted thereto, and a dried coating adhered to the substrate. The copolymer comprises interpolymerized monomer units of a quaternary ammonium-containing ligand monomer, an amide monomer, and an oxy monomer. The coating comprises a plurality of test microorganisms. Optionally, the coating further comprises a water-soluble or water-dispersible polymeric binding agent. A process challenge device comprising a body having a hollow channel with said article fixed disposed therein is also provided. Methods of using the article or the process challenge device for determining the efficacy of a disinfection process are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Assumpta A. G. Bennaars-Eiden, Tonya D. Bonilla, Jodi L. Connell, John J. Schmidt, Andrew W. Vail, Federica Sgolastra
  • Patent number: 11617808
    Abstract: A catheter insertion aid may comprise: an insertion tip located at a proximal end of the insertion aid; a flexible bag; a self-sealing mating mechanism on the proximal end of the insertion aid; and a physical interface that helps a user hold and support the insertion aid against the body when inserting the catheter tube into the male or female urethral tract. The catheter insertion aid may mate with a urinary intermittent catheter with a catheter tube to be inserted into a male or female urethral tract to facilitate drainage of urine from a bladder into a receptacle. The flexible bag may surround the catheter tube with a first collar connection mechanism connecting to the insertion aid and a second collar connection mechanism connecting to a catheter funnel. The self-sealing mating mechanism may mate with the catheter funnel to create a hermetic seal that is substantially air- and water-tight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: CathBuddy, Inc.
    Inventors: Souvik Paul, Daniel Wollin
  • Patent number: 11617807
    Abstract: A reusable urinary intermittent catheter comprising: a catheter tube; a funnel connected to the catheter tube; and one or more near-field communication (NFC) tags embedded in the catheter that contain authentication information and validate the authentication information and usage information. The catheter tube may be configured to be inserted into a male or female urethral tract to facilitate drainage of urine from a bladder into a receptacle. The funnel may be curved to facilitate a flow of urine through the catheter tube and slow the flow of the urine exiting the funnel while minimizing splashing of the urine and reducing material strain on the catheter tube when stored with an insertion aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: CathBuddy, Inc.
    Inventors: Souvik Paul, Daniel Wollin
  • Patent number: 11596900
    Abstract: A filter media can include a fiber coated with a barrier coating that is substantially non-reactive to reactive species, and a photocatalytic coating disposed on the barrier coating, wherein the photocatalytic coating generates reactive species in response to illumination with optical radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Molekule, Inc.
    Inventors: Jaspreet S. Dhau, Dilip N. Goswami, Philip Myers
  • Patent number: 11590247
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling microbial growth on and in medical devices and implants, especially biofilm infections, involves using pulsed electric fields (PEF). To eradicate at least a portion of a biofilm on a medical implant, for example, 1500 volts can be applied through an electrode system, with pulse duration of 50 ?s and pulse delivery frequency of 2 Hz. In the clinical setting, systemic microbial therapy can be combined with PEF to achieve a synergistic effect leading to improved eradication of infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Assignee: The General Hospital Corporation
    Inventors: Martin L. Yarmush, William G. Austen, Alexander Goldberg, Saiqa I. Khan
  • Patent number: 11583600
    Abstract: An at-home sterilization and data acquisition and deposition device including a housing having an opening or series of openings for receiving up to six medical devices, a sterilization chamber formed within the housing that is lined with sterilizing radiation reflecting material, and several sources of sterilizing radiation disposed within the sterilization chamber for sufficient emission of radiation to achieve a significant log reduction of any pathogens present on the medical devices, and an RFID scanner and sensor suite configured into the housing that prevents sterilization of non-system components, radiation emission into the environment, and that can pair with a user's mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: CathBuddy, Inc.
    Inventors: Souvik Paul, Daniel Wollin
  • Patent number: 11578098
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of inactivating virus that is present during production of a polypeptide of interest. In particular, the present invention is directed to a method of on-column virus inactivation using a low pH and high salt wash solution that effectively inactivates viruses with minimum recovery loss of the polypeptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventors: Glen Bolton, Keith Selvitelli
  • Patent number: 11565194
    Abstract: Systems for extracting solute from a source material are shown and described. Each of the systems includes: a solvent source container configured to store a cooled solvent, a canister configured to contain the source material and receive solvent to produce an extract solution, and one or more extract containers in communication configured to receive and distill the extract solution, the solvent source container being configured to receive a post-extraction portion of the solvent. In some examples, the one or more extract containers are first and second extract containers that are each selectively coupleable to the canister and are selectively removable for storage of the extract mixture or the solute. In some other examples, the system further includes a cooling mechanism coupled to the solvent source container for cooling the recycled solvent within the solvent collection container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Jason Wasserman, Jess Ordower, Samual Decker
  • Patent number: 11565006
    Abstract: An on-body injector system includes a drug container assembly including a container, a seal member, and a sealing interface between the seal member and the container. The container includes an opening and the seal member at least partially covers the opening in the container. A fluid pathway assembly is coupled to the drug container assembly and includes a needle that is movable between a storage position, in which a point of the needle is spaced from the seal member, and a delivery position, in which the point of the needle is disposed at least partially through the seal member. A radiation generator is configured to emit rays of radiation to sterilize and/or disinfect the sealing interface. A barrier is disposed adjacent to the sealing interface and has an opening. At least a portion of the drug container assembly is positioned adjacent to the opening in the barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: AMGEN INC.
    Inventors: Loic Barbedette, Shaun Devitt, Wael Mismar
  • Patent number: 11565016
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems are described for digitally creating new scents or digitally dispensing gas, vapor, or liquid substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, Sensable Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Sungho Jin, Calvin Gardner, Stewart Matthew
  • Patent number: 11559069
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reducing pathogens in successive pre-measured units of a flowable food product without substantially increasing the head height requirement of a feed production system. A plurality of containers are moved about a path within a housing. The path has a plurality of stations, such as a receiving station, one or more sanitizing stations, and a dispensing station, and a container cleaning station. A pre-measured unit of the flowable food product is received at the receiving station into a container. The pre-measured unit of the flowable food product is exposed to one or more sanitizing agents at one or more sanitizing stations. The pre-measured unit of the flowable food product is dispensed into the packaging device at the dispensing station. The containers are then cleaned at the container cleaning station to prepare each container to receive a subsequent pre-quantified unit of the flowable feed product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Incuvator Fund I, LLC
    Inventors: John Kuenzi, Eric Spurgeon, Cole Ahlvers
  • Patent number: 11554190
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present invention relate to, among other things, a nano carrier platform for generating enhanced engineered water nanostructures (iEWNS) encapsulating and delivering reactive oxygen species (ROS) and, in some instances, other active ingredients, methods for inactivating at least one of viruses, bacteria, bacterial spores, and fungi on a substrate by applying iEWNS to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Philip Demokritou, Nachiket Dattatray Vaze, Georgios Pyrgiotakis, Mary Eleftheriadou
  • Patent number: 11554973
    Abstract: An inline drain sanitizing system, includes: a manifold assembly including an inlet port, an outlet port, and a treatment port, wherein: the inlet port is configured to be couplable to a condensate supply line and receive unsanitized condensate, and the outlet port is configured to be couplable to a condensate drain line and provide sanitized condensate; and a treatment subsystem configured to interface with the treatment port and process the unsanitized condensate to generate the sanitized condensate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Drain Guard, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd E. Thompson
  • Patent number: 11554187
    Abstract: A method and device for the remote eradication of pathogens comprising a light source for emitting UV light in the pathogen killing wave length range, and a tangible transmission medium, which is at least initially resistant to degradation by the UV light. An optical interface between the UV light source and the tangible transmission medium is provided whereby the emitted UV light is collected from the light source and transmitted through the tangible transmission medium, whereby UV light emitted from the tangible transmission medium and directed against a pathogen in proximity thereto is at a power level sufficient to substantially effectively kill the pathogen within a reasonable period of time. The device is used for sanitization of biopsy channels of endoscopes and for treating of pathogens within humans and animals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventors: Israel Nissenbaum, Mitchell J. Bogart, Asher Baum