Patents Examined by Nina Bhat
  • Patent number: 10376554
    Abstract: A powdered or liquid juice product for hangover treatment containing juiced ingredients of red onion, cucumber, and romaine lettuce. Other embodiments contain onion, cucumber, and one or more of any other leafy green vegetable. The components of the applicant's invention create a novel synergistic effect because the combination creates a greater effect than the sum of the effects of the components separately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: George Jordan Laning
  • Patent number: 10376095
    Abstract: Solutions for leveling the surface of cookware are disclosed. In one embodiment, at least one detachable adjustable leg makes contact with the stove surface to tilt the cooking surface to make it level. The pressure on the stove surface can be increased or decreased, thereby increasing the tilt until the cooking surface is level. In another embodiment, at least one detachable adjustable leg is weighted at one end and the weighted end extends outward to make the cooking surface level. In yet another embodiment, the cookware comes with at least one adjustable leg permanently attached. In all cases, multiple adjustable legs can be used to increase the stability and accuracy. In another embodiment, adjustable legs protrude from the top or bottom surface of a grate that typically covers a flame on gas stove surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Mark Thomas Smith, Matthew T. Maggio
  • Patent number: 10343212
    Abstract: A composite composition comprising tungsten carbide particles having a barrier coating and a binder is described, which is used as hardfacing materials. The tungsten carbide particles comprise at least one kind of cast tungsten carbide, carburized tungsten carbide, macro-crystalline tungsten carbide and sintered tungsten carbide. The barrier coating comprises at least one of metal carbides, borides, nitrides, carbonitrides, carboborides, nitroborides and carbonitroborides. The binder alloys take one of the forms selected from a welding/brazing tube, rod, rope, powder, paste, slurry and cloth, which are suitable for being applied by various welding or brazing methods. The barrier coating would prevent or mitigate the degradation of the tungsten carbide particles due to attack of a molten binder alloy during a welding or brazing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Wenhui Jiang
  • Patent number: 10342239
    Abstract: Filled dough producing apparatus is disclosed for making a food product, such as baozi, a traditional Chinese food; by folding and constricting close a circular dough wrapper around and encasing its dough filling in an apparatus that comprises a folding tubular assembly made of an assembly of multiple jointed corrugated tubes. Been flexible radially and axially, the filled dough producing apparatus changes shapes by flexing fully opened to expose a filled dough receiving pocket, and by flexing fully closed the receiving pocket into a filled dough cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: George Pul
  • Patent number: 10336638
    Abstract: There is provided herein a system and method for effectively de-scaling source water and producing useful inorganic compounds. As a result of the effective de-scaling, a much needed effective desalination system and method is also provided, which maximizes distillate production, minimizes operating costs, reduces reject brine and produces scale-depleted reject brine. Yet, as a result of the effective de-scaling, an effective flue gas scrubbing system and method is further provided, which not only aids in protecting the environment but also aids in enhancing the performance of the effective desalination system and method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Mansour S. Bader
  • Patent number: 10329489
    Abstract: A system and method of converting tires or other solid carbon based material is disclosed, wherein the system and method includes providing a chamber, feeding tires or other solid carbon based material or both into the chamber, rotating the chamber and heating and reducing the material in the chamber, collecting solid residue from the chamber, collecting vapor from the chamber, and converting vapor collected from the chamber to a liquid. The chamber has an interior surface and can include one or more ribs on the interior surface for rotating and tumbling the material in the chamber while heating the material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Fredrick Taylor
  • Patent number: 10322952
    Abstract: A system and method for effectively desalinating a source of water is provided. The source of water is desalinated by a desalination train comprising at least a heat exchanger, a plurality of flashing stages comprising hydrophobic membranes under reduced pressure, and at least a compression device. The source of water is passed through the heat exchanger prior to passing through the flashing stages to bring it to a vaporizing temperature by maintaining the flashing stages at reduced pressure so that at least a portion of water flashes into vapor. The vapor from the flashing stages is withdrawn, and at least a portion of the withdrawn vapor is compressed by the compression device. The compressed vapor is then condensed in the heat exchanger to produce a distillate stream, and heat the source of water before it enters the flashing stages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Mansour S. Bader
  • Patent number: 10316260
    Abstract: A method comprises separating a hydrocarbon feed stream having carbon dioxide into a heavy hydrocarbon stream and a light hydrocarbon stream. The light hydrocarbon stream is separated into a carbon dioxide-rich stream and a carbon dioxide-lean stream. At least a portion of the carbon dioxide-lean stream is fed to a hydrocarbon sweetening process. Another method comprises receiving a hydrocarbon feed stream that comprises 30 molar percent to 80 molar percent carbon dioxide. A heavy hydrocarbon stream is separated from the hydrocarbon feed stream, wherein the heavy hydrocarbon stream comprises at least 90 molar percent C3+ hydrocarbons. A carbon dioxide-rich stream is separated from the hydrocarbon feed stream, wherein the carbon dioxide-rich stream comprises at least 95 molar percent carbon dioxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Pilot Energy Solutions, LLC
    Inventor: Eric Prim
  • Patent number: 10307726
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods for providing a magnetic coil assembly wired in series or parallel at low or high voltage provided from a direct current source or an alternating current source that can produce a concentrated magnetic energy at the central core of the magnetic coil to energize a tubular reactor passing through the coil assembly core. The magnetic energy can be transferred outside of the coil assembly core by a magnetic transfer probe to energize a magnetic chemical reactor vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Rodolfo Palombo
  • Patent number: 10306964
    Abstract: The Cannoli Hair Roller and Cannoli Roller Clasp is the first hair roller design to achieve “on base”, which is on the scalp stability. This design represents the ideal hair roller that professional cosmetologists have sought to make hair setting easier and more successful. The invention's unique design gives the cosmetology community what it has always been seeking, which is an “on base” hair roller that is true to being “on base” for the first time in the history of hair roller sets of any nature. This invention gives more hair volume and lift with easier styling ability, and the hair set lasts far longer than ordinary hair rollers. This invention delivers the perfect hair set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Nancy Ann Daniels
  • Patent number: 10292532
    Abstract: A Bar B Q utensil and tool holder has a head member; a first and a second hollow horn member so fashioned so as to hold utensils; a spatula hooked onto a spatula hook located at the rear of the head member; push buttons releasably engaging holes so as to control the release of utensils; a scrubber brush inserted inside the head and behind a lid member; an adjustable clip member located at the rear of the head member so as to allow for the tool holder to be attached to a handle member used for lifting a hood member on bar B Q grill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Inventor: Caroline Fournier Bureau
  • Patent number: 10288281
    Abstract: A two-piece block nozzle is disclosed. In some embodiments, the two-piece nozzle may include a nozzle section and a base section. The nozzle section may be detachably engaged to the base section. The nozzle section may be formed with a temperature resistant material such as, for example, a chrome-nickel alloy or a stainless steel alloy. The base section may be formed with a relatively lower cost material such as, for example, a ductile iron material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: David Allen Brownlee
  • Patent number: 10280103
    Abstract: The invention presents innovative methods to de-scale sulfate-rich saline streams such as seawater and the like in conjunction with desalination processes. The effective de-scaling of such streams by the inventive methods: (1) enhances the performance, efficiency and cost effectiveness of desalination processes; and (2) allows the viable use of the de-scaled reject brine from desalination processes, for example, as a suitable saline water for oil-gas field's water injection operations to improve hydrocarbons recovery and/or as a feed stock for chlor-alkali industries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Mansour S. Bader
  • Patent number: 10280102
    Abstract: A method of conditioning source water is comprised of: (a) acidifying source water by aluminum or iron chloride to prevent carboxylate from forming scale and emulsion and/or convert bicarbonate to carbon dioxide, and separating oil and/or carbon dioxide by hydrophobic membranes to produce a de-oiled and/or de-carbonated source water; (b) adding a hydrated lime or a hydrated lime with an amine solvent to separate magnesium hardness in the form of brucite and sulfate in the form calcium sulfoaluminate or calcium sulfoferrate to produce a de-brucited and de-sulfated source water; (c) if desired, reacting the excess amounts of the hydrated lime or the hydrated lime and amine solvent within the de-brucited and de-sulfated source water with carbon dioxide from step (a) to separate at least most of calcium hardness and produce a de-calcited source water; and (d) de-oxygenating the treated source water in step (b) or (c) by hydrophobic membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Mansour S. Bader
  • Patent number: 10273414
    Abstract: A method for converting renewable energy source electricity and a hydrocarbon feedstock into a liquid fuel by providing a source of renewable electrical energy in communication with a synthesis gas generation unit and an air separation unit. Oxygen from the air separation unit and a hydrocarbon feedstock is provided to the synthesis gas generation unit, thereby causing partial oxidation reactions in the synthesis gas generation unit in a process that converts the hydrocarbon feedstock into synthesis gas. The synthesis gas is then converted into a liquid fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: InEnTec, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel R. Cohn, Jeffrey E. Surma, Leslie Bromberg
  • Patent number: 10274227
    Abstract: This thermosyphon cooling system cools fluid by thermosyphon to prevent overheating at a solar collector when forced circulation stops. The introduction of the fluidic diode in the thermosyphon heat dump flow path affords more design and installation options, higher reliability, and the opportunity to manufacture solar collectors of less expensive alternative materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas Richard Wehner
  • Patent number: 10264768
    Abstract: Variable-scale, modular, easily manufacturable, energy efficient, reliable, and computer operated Insect Production Superstructure Systems (IPSS) may be used to produce insects for human and animal consumption, and for the extraction and use of lipids for applications involving medicine, nanotechnology, consumer products, and chemical production with minimal water, feedstock, and environmental impact. An IPSS may comprise modules including feedstock mixing, enhanced feedstock splitting, insect feeding, insect breeding, insect collection, insect grinding, pathogen removal, multifunctional flour mixing, and lipid extraction. An IPSS may be configured to be constructed out of a plurality of containerized modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel Michael Leo
  • Patent number: 10264769
    Abstract: Variable-scale, modular, easily manufacturable, energy efficient, reliable, and computer operated Insect Production Superstructure Systems (IPSS) may be used to produce insects for human and animal consumption, and for the extraction and use of lipids for applications involving medicine, nanotechnology, consumer products, and chemical production with minimal water, feedstock, and environmental impact. An IPSS may comprise modules including feedstock mixing, enhanced feedstock splitting, insect feeding, insect breeding, insect collection, insect grinding, pathogen removal, multifunctional flour mixing, and lipid extraction. An IPSS may be configured to be constructed out of a plurality of containerized modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Daniel Michael Leo
  • Patent number: 10259735
    Abstract: Scale forming ions in seawater and the like of saline streams cause engineering difficulties that severely restrict the potential productivity of any desalination method. This invention provides innovative de-scaling methods to effectively eliminate scale problems in desalination plants. As a result of such effective de-scaling methods, this invention also provides a new effective design for Multi-Stage Flash (MSF) desalination plants, which is based on what its coined a Brine-Forward (BF) concept. The BF-MSF concept is multi-boiling without supplying additional heat after the brine heater of each train, and multi-concentration without supplying additional seawater after the first train of the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Mansour S. Bader
  • Patent number: 10259734
    Abstract: This invention presents an innovative de-scaling step to effectively eliminate scale obstacles in desalination plants to: (1) allow better performance ratio by either reducing steam load or increasing distillate production, and thus more efficient and cost effective plants; (2) reduce the enormous volumes of the total required seawater (recycle brine and returned cooling seawater) and reject brine; (3) eliminate the addition of scale inhibitors and frequent shut-downs to remove scale buildup; and (4) minimize reduction in heat transfer coefficients. This invention, as a result of the effective de-scaling step, also presents a new effective design for Multi-Stage Flash (MSF) desalination plants, which is based on what its coined a Brine-Forward (BF) concept. The BF-MSF concept is multi-boiling without supplying additional heat after the train's brine heater, and multi-concentration without supplying additional seawater after the first train of the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Mansour S. Bader