Patents Examined by Monzer R. Chorbaji
  • Patent number: 10525156
    Abstract: A gastro-intestinal (GI) scope device for use in the disinfection of a patient's colon including a gastro-intestinal (GI) scope having an insertion tube and a universal cord, an ultraviolet (UV) light assembly, and a UV light sleeve assembly, wherein the UV light assembly includes a power source, a UV light box operatively connected to the power source, and a UV light source operatively connected to the UV light box, wherein the UV light source is located within an interior of the insertion tube and the UV light sleeve assembly is located on an end of the insertion tube in order to disinfect a patient's colon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventor: Phong Duy Bui
  • Patent number: 10517973
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for sterilizing a chromatography material, more particularly microporous polymer membranes, to a chromatography material which has been sterilized by the method according to the invention, to the use of the chromatography material sterilized according to the invention for the chromatographic removal of contaminants from a fluid, and to a closed chromatographic filtration system comprising a chromatography material sterilized according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Sartorius Stedim Biotech GMBH
    Inventors: Martin Leuthold, Louis Villain, Florian Taft
  • Patent number: 10519116
    Abstract: Disclosed are nitrogen-containing heterocyclic compounds of relatively low aquatic toxicity and methods of using the heterocyclic compounds as corrosion inhibitors. The present method is used to inhibit corrosion of a metal surface in contact with an aqueous system using pyrazole derivatives, and provides enhanced protection against corrosion of metals in aqueous systems. The method comprises the use of corrosion inhibitors that are generally resistant to halogen attack and provide good corrosion resistance in the presence of oxidizing halogen-based biocides. Formulations comprising pyrazole derivatives are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Harbindu, Jothibasu Seetharaman, Jeffery M. Atkins, Deepak Rane, Vaideeswaran Sivaswamy
  • Patent number: 10512706
    Abstract: A system for releasing flavor is disclosed. The system comprises: a plurality of compartments adapted to receive a respective plurality of capsules, each capsule containing therein a flavor material; a dispenser system configured for dispensing into an environment a fluid obtained from at least one flavor material; and a controller configured for receiving data pertaining to a selection of at least two of the compartments and for signaling the dispenser system to dispense fluids obtained from flavor materials contained in capsules of the selected compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Agan Aroma & fine chemicals Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoav Avidor
  • Patent number: 10499629
    Abstract: The present invention provides a porous sustained-release body in which transparency of a porous carrier changes. The porous sustained-release body includes an inorganic monolithic porous body 1 including a skeleton body 2 of an inorganic compound and air gaps 3,4 having a three-dimensional continuous network structure formed in the skeleton body 2, and a sustained-release liquid absorbed into air gaps 2, 3, wherein the inorganic monolithic porous body 1 is opaque at an initial state, which is a state before absorption of the sustained-release liquid in which air exists in the air gaps, and refractive index of the sustained-release liquid and refractive index of the skeleton body are the same within an error range within which a portion in which the sustained-release liquid is absorbed into the air gaps changes to transparent or semitransparent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: SNG INC.
    Inventors: Riichi Miyamoto, Hongzhi Bai
  • Patent number: 10500297
    Abstract: A sterilization system includes a sterilization chamber, a processor, and a sterilization module. The sterilization module includes a frame assembly, an extraction assembly, and a carriage assembly. The extraction assembly is configured to extract a sterilant fluid from a cartridge and transfer the sterilant fluid to the sterilization chamber. The carriage assembly includes a motor, a carriage body, and a translating flag. The carriage body is configured to receive the cartridge. The translating flag is configured to move from a first position to a second position relative to the carriage body in response to the carriage body receiving the cartridge. The sensor is configured to detect movement of the translating flag from the first position to the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: Doug Vo Truong, Lawrence Y. Mok
  • Patent number: 10493176
    Abstract: A curtain sanitizer device and method, such as for use in the healthcare industry, is disclosed that can sanitize at least a portion of the surface of a hung curtain, e.g. a privacy curtain, by directing UV-C light thereat to kill or inactivate harmful microorganisms thereon that can cause infectious disease, thereby reducing the risk of spreading infectious disease. In one example, at least a portion of opposite surfaces or sides of the hung curtain can be simultaneously sanitized. The curtain sanitizer device and method can allow the curtain to be cleaned in place, and can be easier to use and less costly and time consuming than other currently available methods and devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Standard Textile Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Scott McCormick, Jonathan Jurcenko
  • Patent number: 10478514
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for inactivating RNA and DNA within viruses situated on medical instruments. Through the use of photochemicals and photoactivation by monochromatic light, medical instruments can be rendered safer. A solution of methylene blue having a concentration of 0.01-0.02% by means of interaction with light in the emission spectrum of monochromatic emitters having wavelengths ranging between 582 and 592 nm or between 658 and 662 nm and an overall light output of at least 280 lumens (lm), wherein the instruments are kept in said solution for about 90 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Ovik Leonardovich Mkrtchyan
  • Patent number: 10471168
    Abstract: A volatile composition dispenser includes a housing having opposing first and second walls that are joined along their peripheries to one another. The first wall has an aperture and the second wall has a plurality of apertures. Within the housing, rests a volatile composition cartridge and a gap, which exists between the cartridge and a bottom surface of the housing, wherein said bottom surface is formed from a joinder of a base portion of one or both of the first and second walls, and wherein, upon activation, the exposure percentage of the dispenser is from about 40% to about 90%; wherein at least about 60% of the total surface area of the plurality of apertures results from individual apertures of said plurality that each have an area of at least 30 mm2 and an aspect ratio of at least about 1:2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hua Hu, Rahul Vyas
  • Patent number: 10465364
    Abstract: A water discharge apparatus WD executes a water film formation step of ejecting running water and forming a water-splash suppression water film of the running water on a surface of a sterilization object, before executing a sterilization step of discharging sterilization water from a sterilization water ejection unit 20 toward the sterilization object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: TOTO LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Nogoshi, Masahiro Kuroishi, Takamasa Suzuki, Kenta Suzuki, Yusuke Nakamura, Koki Nagano
  • Patent number: 10456756
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for obtaining a product chemistry from a slid block of caustic material is provided. The product is housed within a capsule which is positioned inside a turbulent flow dispenser, which utilizes fluid to erode the block and produce a concentrated solution. The fluid characteristics can be adjusted in the field to achieve a predetermined concentrate level of the solution. The capsule provides a safe and convenient means for handling, storing and shipping the caustic block without exposing the operator or handler to the hazardous material. The capsule includes nested components which can be rotated between a closed or sealed position and an open use position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Ronald Schwartz, Ryan Joseph Drake
  • Patent number: 10455844
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for treating an object with chlorine dioxide gas, comprising contacting the object with chlorine dioxide gas while exposing the object to less than 1000 lux of light. The disclosed method minimizes chlorine containing residue on the surface of the object. The object can be a raw agricultural commodity (RAC) such as a raw fruit or vegetable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: ICA TRINOVA, LLC
    Inventors: William Ernst, Joel Tenney
  • Patent number: 10456707
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reactor, and according to one aspect of the present invention, there is provided a reactor comprising a housing provided with a reaction space, a tube disposed inside the housing, an impeller provided inside the housing to allow reactants in the reaction space to flow into and out of the tube and a nozzle provided to spray a liquid from the reaction space toward the housing wall surface side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Dae Hun Kim, Jun Won Choi, Seung Hyun Yoon, Ye Hoon Im, Chang Hoon Kang, Myeong Yeon Keum, Seong Gu Kim
  • Patent number: 10451298
    Abstract: A germicidal UV chamber cleanses air passing through a duct system, such as a central air system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Brett A. Matschke, Sean A. Matschke, Nailen T. Matschke
  • Patent number: 10444050
    Abstract: Provided is a system for supplying a liquid (such as an irritative chemical solution) safely. This liquid supplying system comprises: (a) a means that creates a negative pressure in a treatment chamber by driving a first depressurizing means and depressurizing the treatment chamber; (b) a means that introduces the negative pressure of the treatment chamber to a measurement chamber; (c) a means that maintains the negative pressure introduced to the measurement chamber; (d) a means that sucks a liquid from a container into the measurement chamber by employing the negative pressure of the measurement chamber; and (e) a means that sucks the liquid of the measurement chamber into the treatment chamber by employing a vacuum in the treatment chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Saraya Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haijun Zhang, Qinghai Zhao, Jianglong Yu, Tomomasa Itarashiki, Daiki Anraku
  • Patent number: 10441673
    Abstract: There is provided a method and apparatus for operating a sterilization chamber such that one version of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) software is compatible with any number of hardware configurations of the sterilization chamber. The PLC software is divided into a core module for operations which are the same across all hardware configurations, and a template module for hardware specific operations. Configuration data, state data, and live data are segregated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Konnexis Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Veselovsky, Michael Omatsu, Ahmad Juqqa, Nader Hijazi
  • Patent number: 10442690
    Abstract: A compact lightweight air filtration system is disclosed. The air filtration system includes a hydrophobic particulate/coalescing filter and a cleanable ozone converter housed in a housing with an inlet and an outlet. Air flowing from the inlet to the outlet passes through the particulate/coalescing filter element and then the cleanable ozone converter to remove particulates, aerosols, liquids, and ozone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: PTI Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Gao, Kanwar Suri
  • Patent number: 10434206
    Abstract: A closure for a medical sterile container having a trough-like first container part and a lid-type second container part includes a closure flap which can be arranged on one of the container parts so as to be able to pivot between a closed position, in which the container parts are interlocked with each other by the closure, and an open position in which the container parts are unlocked. The closure includes a latch element which in the closed position of the closure interlocks the closure flap with the other container part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Aesculap AG
    Inventors: Stefan Thomas, Serkan Bellikli, Matthias Schweizer, Stefan Schuster, Dieter Weisshaupt
  • Patent number: 10435901
    Abstract: A chemical dispensing system broadly including a mounting ring and a dispenser apparatus. The mounting ring securely attaches the dispenser apparatus to a water return jet in a swimming pool or spa. The dispenser apparatus broadly includes a connector ring, a screen, a housing, and an adjustable basket. The connector ring fastens the dispenser apparatus to the mounting ring. The screen is removably attached to the housing. The adjustable basket nests inside the housing and includes a tab that protrudes through the housing sidewall. The tab is used to rotate the adjustable basket within the housing, thereby regulating the sanitizing chemical dispersal rate. Pressurized water from the return jet flows across the surface of the screen, creating an upward-rising current within the dispenser apparatus. The sanitizing chemicals in the adjustable basket dissolve as the water flows upward through and exits through the screen of the dispensing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Damian Shaun Smith-Taylor, Kevin Eugene Konnis
  • Patent number: 10426855
    Abstract: A system and method for the decontamination of indoor air and surfaces having biological, chemical or physical contamination wherein the system is mounted on a wall or the like in the area to be treated. An ozone gas generator is positioned within the housing of the system for generating ozone gas in the housing. The housing also includes an exhaust fan assembly which exhausts the ozone gas and air mixture from the housing into the area to be treated. The system may be operated continuously or at predetermined times and for predetermined lengths of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel W. Lynn