Patents Examined by Monzer R. Chorbaji
  • Patent number: 10596535
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for obtaining a solution from a solid product are disclosed. A solid product is housed in a dispenser. A liquid is introduced into the housing of the dispenser to interact with the solid product to form a solution. To control the concentration of the formed solution, the turbulence of the liquid introduced to the dispenser is controlled and adjusted either manually or on a real time basis to account for varying characteristics of either or both of the solid product and the liquid. The dispenser will adjust the turbulence based on the characteristics to maintain a formed solution within an acceptable range of concentration. The concentrated solution can then be discharged from the dispenser to an end use application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Richard R. Carroll, John D. Morey, Andrew Schultz, Ryan Drake, John E. Thomas, Troy A. Anderson, Joshua J. Lanz
  • Patent number: 10596291
    Abstract: The invention provides an air treatment device (100) configured to deactivate one or more of bacteria and viruses from air, the device (100) comprising a deactivating material (121) comprising for at least 80 wt. % of one or more of a terpene and a terpenoid having no aliphatic unsaturated bond, the air treatment device (100) further comprising a gas flow generation device (130), wherein the air treatment device (100) is configured to provide said deactivating material (121) into a space with an emission rate (S) of at maximum 250 mg/h from a release area (1112).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Timothy Van Der Graaf
  • Patent number: 10596285
    Abstract: Provided is a sterilization method capable of performing a sterilization treatment with high sterilization efficiency using ozone produced from an air regardless of the humidity of the air as an ozone raw material gas. In the sterilization method, the air as an ozone raw material gas is irradiated with light for producing ozone which does not include light with a wavelength region where the light decomposes ozone and which has a wavelength of not more than 200 nm to obtain an ozone-containing air, and an object to be sterilized is exposed to the ozone-containing air to sterilize the object. In the sterilization method, the relative humidity of the ozone raw material gas is not more than 60% RH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Ushio Denki Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Keisuke Naito, Nobuyuki Hishinuma, Shinji Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10588992
    Abstract: An aerosol device having a bowl with a bottom defining a drain, and a side wall extending from the bottom to a rim. A nozzle is disposed within the bowl. The nozzle defines a chamber and an outlet orifice directed toward the side wall of the bowl. The aerosol device includes a liquid container fluidly coupled to the nozzle via a first conduit having an outlet tip disposed within the chamber of the nozzle and a second conduit connecting a source of pressurized gas to the chamber of the nozzle. The outlet tip is in the form of a tube defining elongated slots communicating from inside the tube to outside the tube, the slots each having a width defined between two parallel tube surfaces. The aerosol device generates submicron liquid droplets, and is suitable for disinfecting porous articles in an enclosed volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Watertech Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Eric August Frische, Christopher Benedict Spaulding, Thomas Kurt Klemann
  • Patent number: 10591501
    Abstract: The invention relates to an automated method for the optical analysis of structures, in particular for the analysis and determination of biological cellular structures, and to an apparatus for this purpose, wherein an electro-optical unit generates an electronic image of two- and three-dimensional structures present in the sample, a storage medium stores the image, a computer-controlled displacement device establishes an optimized image sharpness of the image by changing the distance between sample and the optical unit, wherein the displacement device is controlled by contrast analysis and color value detection, and a computer unit compares the images generated by the electro-optical unit of two- and/or three-dimensional structures with the known structures stored in a database, and the structures registered by the optical unit are assigned by means of an algorithm to characteristic grids, structures or patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Inventors: Torsten Matthias, Hans-Peter Schimon, Jens Blecken, Markus Wulf, Matthias Wende
  • Patent number: 10576173
    Abstract: The present invention includes a device cleaner, and method of use, for cleaning a device port, particularly a medical device port, that may be inserted into the device port cleaner for cleaning and/or disinfecting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: TURNSTONE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Aaron Chiu, Enrique Delgado Macias, Cesar Aguilera
  • Patent number: 10576178
    Abstract: A process and device for the sterilization/disinfection with ozone and it is based on the hydrogen peroxide or other chemicals vapor injection that humidifies the load inside the chamber and transports the ozone through multiple capillaries into the chamber. Said Ozone sterilization or disinfection device with hydrogen peroxide vapor injection vaporizes and combines hydrogen peroxide or other chemicals with ozone in the capillaries in a vaporizer/mixer that feeds a sterilization/disinfection chamber, said feeding being made with a dose varying; the vaporizer/mixer working with a pressure between 0.0001 mbar and 3000 mbar absolute and heated by an automatic and/or electrical system, or by a micro-wave system at a temperature of 5° C. to 200° C.; the vaporization process being made to a sterilization/disinfection chamber at a pressure between 0.0001 mbar and 3000 mbar absolute is made drop by drop by capillary tubes, which transform the liquid into a pulverized gas combined with ozone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Helder da Costa Goncalves
  • Patent number: 10570022
    Abstract: A copper microparticle with antibacterial and/or biocidal activity, wherein each microparticle has a regular, crystalline and microstructured composition that comprises 5 different copper compounds: Antlerite Cu3+2 (SO4) (OH)4, Brochantite Cu4+2SO4 (OH)6, Chalcantite Cu+2SO4.5H2O, Natrochalcite NaCu2+2 (SO4)2OH.H2O and Hydrated copper sulfate hydroxide Cu3 (SO4)2 (OH)2.4H2O/2CuSO4.Cu (OH)2, with the microparticle having a size of between 5 and 50 ?m. A process for preparing copper microparticles with antibacterial and/or biocidal activity. A concentrated polymeric composition (masterbatch) with antibacterial and/or biocidal activity that is incorporated during the extrusion process to molten polymers for forming rigid or flexible products such as fibers, filaments, and sheets. A use of a copper microparticle with antibacterial and/or biocidal activity. A use of a concentrated polymeric composition (masterbatch) with antibacterial and/or biocidal activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: COPPERPROTEK SPA
    Inventor: Javier Ignacio Lavin Carrasco
  • Patent number: 10556030
    Abstract: A disinfectant spray cleaner dispenser package includes a container, a bag on valve assembly provided with the container, and an enhanced activity aqueous hydrogen peroxide disinfectant solution is stored within a pouch of the bag on valve assembly. The enhanced activity aqueous hydrogen peroxide disinfectant solution has a pH of from about 0.5 to about 6 and includes hydrogen peroxide in a concentration of from about 0.05 to about 8 w/w % of the total solution and at least one anionic surfactant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay M. Kellis, Kevin L. Haley
  • Patent number: 10556034
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems are described for digitally creating new scents or digitally dispensing gas, vapor, or liquid substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California, Sensable Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Sungho Jin, Calvin Gardner, Stewart Matthew
  • Patent number: 10557094
    Abstract: A method for inhibiting corrosion on internal metal surfaces of an overhead condenser of a crude distillation unit in which hydrocarbons, water and amine hydrochlorides condense, the method includes adding to the overhead condenser an amine composition in an amount and at a rate sufficient to maintain the pH of water condensate in the condenser above a pH of about 5, the amine composition made of a mixture of four amines wherein the amines are monoethanloamine, methoxypropyl amine, morpholine and cyclohexylamine present in a weight ratio ranging from about 25:30:25:20 to about 30:40:15:15. Further, a system and method assess the corrosion rate and optimize the dosage of neutralizing amine composition during the operating conditions of overhead condensing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: BHARAT PETROLEUM CORPORATION LTD.
    Inventors: Jaya Rawat, Ankur Verma, D. T. Gokak, Sanjay Bhargava
  • Patent number: 10555665
    Abstract: An endoscope reprocessor includes a first connector receptacle configured to connect a first connector connected to a cylinder in an endoscope, a first switching device configured to switch the first connector to one of a sealed state and an unsealed state, a first gas feeding device connected to an air introduction port to introduce gas, and a processor configured to perform control such that first driving for driving the first gas feeding device by bringing the first connector into the unsealed state is performed and second driving for driving the first gas feeding device by bringing the first connector into the sealed state is then performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shohei Shinoki
  • Patent number: 10549003
    Abstract: A method of demonstrating efficacy of a malodor counteractant product, the method comprising the steps of: a) treating one of two odorous fabric articles with a malodor counteractant product, wherein the two odorous fabric articles comprise a malodor compound and are treated with a color indicator wherein the color indicator is configured to change color upon interaction with a malodor compound; b) providing the treated one of the two odorous fabric articles in a first enclosed environment comprising one of two odorless fabric articles, wherein the two odorless fabric articles are treated with the color indicator; c) providing the other one of the two odorous fabric articles in a second enclosed environment comprising the other one of two odorless fabric articles; and d) allow the odorous and odorless fabric articles to remain in the first and second enclosed environments for a period of time sufficient to cause a difference of color between the one of two odorless fabric articles in the first enclosed env
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Garima Chauhan, Tomoko Shindo
  • Patent number: 10549602
    Abstract: A computer-implemented air quality amelioration method, computer program product, and system for a self-driving vehicle, the method including detecting a value of an air quality within a cabin of the self-driving vehicle and performing an amelioration action to improve the value of the air quality based on the detection of the value of the air quality being less than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ashish Kundu, Clifford A. Pickover, Maja Vukovic, Komminist Weldemariam
  • Patent number: 10549006
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel compounds and their use as malodor counteractant materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
    Inventors: Sean M. Wetterer, Drew T. Parkhurst, Richard Anthony Weiss, Anthony T. Levorse, Jr., Michael G. Monteleone, Richard M. Boden
  • Patent number: 10537125
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are chlorine dioxide releasing package label/inserts to be used inside a package or in an outer plastic bag containing several individual packages, the package label/insert containing (a) at least one layer of pectin and citric acid, (b) at least one layer of gelatin and sodium chlorite, (c) optionally at least one barrier layer containing gelatin (without sodium chlorite) between the at least one layer of pectin and citric acid and the at least one layer of gelatin and sodium chlorite, and (d) an adhesive joining said layers, wherein the package label/insert has alternating layers of the at least one layer of pectin and citric acid and the at least one layer of gelatin and sodium chlorite. Also disclosed are methods of killing microorganisms on an item using the package label/insert described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of Agriculture
    Inventors: Bassam A Annous, Carol Saade, Kit L. Yam
  • Patent number: 10532314
    Abstract: The present invention provides a waste-liquid processing device, comprising: a first processing device and a mixing device, wherein the first processing device is provided with a first purifying unit for processing waste liquid from a waste liquid source to produce a purified liquid. The mixing device is used for mixing the purified liquid with a chlorine dioxide solution. The present invention also provides an air-pollution treatment device, comprising the waste-liquid processing device and a gas processing device. The gas processing device comprises an air extracting unit, a gas purifying unit, a gas-liquid separation unit, and an exhausting unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Inventors: Feng-Yuan Tseng, Jiun-Hong Tseng, Jui-Po Tseng, Te-Hui Liu, Te-Jung Liu
  • Patent number: 10532122
    Abstract: A system, unit, device and method are shown for providing substantially simultaneous disinfection of bacteria or other pathogens in air passing through the system using C-band ultraviolet radiation from an ultraviolet light source and that is also capable of substantially simultaneous and efficient disinfecting air and surfaces outside the device using the same ultraviolet light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Aerobiotix, Inc.
    Inventor: David Louis Kirschman
  • Patent number: 10524613
    Abstract: Technologies (e.g., devices, systems and methods) for sanitizing hot beverage makers are described. In some embodiments, the technologies include a sanitization gas system that is configured to be install into a cover, onto a wall or cover and between a the top rim of the reservoir and the cover of the reservoir. The sanitization gas system may provide a sanitizing gas to the reservoir for sanitizing the reservoir, sidewalls, bottom tray and cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SoClean, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Leyva, Tahira Jayasuriya
  • Patent number: 10525291
    Abstract: A connection module (10) for installation in a closed breathing circuit of a closed-circuit breathing apparatus (1000), includes an inlet port (12), for connection to a first closed circuit element, an outlet port (14), for connection to a second closed circuit element, a maintenance fluid inlet (16), and a maintenance fluid outlet (18). A maintenance device may be provided with the connection module and a controller (30) and control module regulated valves (40). Maintenance fluid is circulated through the closed breathing circuit by the controller and valves in a state in which the connection module (10) is installed in the closed-circuit breathing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Dräger Safety AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Hermann Hopermann, Jürgen Unger, Marcus Romba, Mohamed Houssem Harbi