Patents Examined by Phuong T Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11191385
    Abstract: A boil-over prevention device is provide which is adapted to a bottom surface to engage the rim of the sidewall surrounding the open end of a pot. A top surface of the body of the device curves around to redirect escaping fluid streams from the pot, to a distal edge of the ramp and back into the open end of the pot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventor: Alyson Yamada
  • Patent number: 11185939
    Abstract: A wire electric discharge machining apparatus includes: a processing tank, a lower-side wire guide assembly, a lower arm, a direction changing pulley, a winding roller, and a conveying device. The conveying device comprises a high-pressure jet flow generator and a suction pipe. The high-pressure jet flow generator is provided between the direction changing pulley and the winding roller on a side of a front end of a lower arm, and spouts a high-pressure jet flow toward a direction of the winding roller so that a wire electrode is guided only by a restraining force of the high-pressure jet flow and sent flying to the direction of the winding roller with the high-pressure jet flow. The suction pipe is provided on an exit side of the winding roller, and sucks and captures a tip of the wire electrode sent by the high-pressure jet flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SODICK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masashi Sakaguchi, Tsuyoshi Takeda, Tsubasa Kuragaya
  • Patent number: 11179002
    Abstract: A heating device comprises a housing, a driving member a fan, a heating member and a cover. The housing is formed with a cavity and a plurality of holes communicating with the cavity. The driving member is disposed in the cavity and has a driving shaft extending along a first direction. The fan is disposed on the driving shaft and faces the holes. The heating element is disposed between the fan and the plurality of holes. The cover has annular steps. The diameter of the outer surface of the annular steps of the cover is gradually reduced in the first direction. The annular steps can accommodate pots of different diameter openings. With only one heating device that can be used with several pots, the user can cook different sizes of food, and save storage space and cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: SUZHOU BAOSHENG ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE CO. LTD
    Inventor: Weiling Lu
  • Patent number: 11172780
    Abstract: A compound eco-friendly stove includes a main body, a baking tray support, a baking tray, a butterfly style burner assembly, a grill grate, a grease guide plate, a grease pan, and a lift handle. The main body is provided, on a top, with a first cover and a second cover, which define therebetween an airflow passage. The baking tray support supports the baking tray thereon and is formed with multiple through holes at two sides of the baking tray. The butterfly style burner assembly, the grill grate, the grease guide plate, and the grease pan are disposed sequentially under the baking tray support. An upper compartment oven is formed between the baking tray support and the first and second covers and a lower compartment grill is formed between the butterfly style burner assembly and the grill grate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: LOVINFLAME, INC.
    Inventor: William Home
  • Patent number: 11173566
    Abstract: A first electrode coolant path is configured to cool a first welding electrode by liquid coolant flowing from a supply path through the first electrode coolant path to a return path. A second electrode coolant path is configured to cool a second welding electrode by liquid coolant flowing from the supply path through the second electrode coolant path to the return path. Three or more valves are configured to stop or reduce liquid coolant flow through the first or second electrode coolant path and configured to stop or reduce liquid coolant backflow from the return path when the first or second welding electrode is at least partially detached. At least one valve is coupled in the first or second electrode coolant path. A drawback apparatus generates a suction force to draw liquid coolant away from a gap formed when the first or second welding electrode is at least partially detached.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Proteus Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Nicewonger
  • Patent number: 11166586
    Abstract: A milk foaming device comprising a milk channel for conducting milk in a milk flow direction from a milk container to a milk outlet head, a foaming section for converting the milk in the milk channel into a milk foam that contains air, a temperature control element for controlling the temperature of the milk foam from the foaming section, and a return channel that branches off from the milk channel between the temperature control element and the milk outlet head and leads, when viewed in the milk flow direction, to a point in the milk channel upstream of the temperature control element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Boris Zwick
  • Patent number: 11168290
    Abstract: A beverage-making apparatus includes a fermentation tank assembly including a fermentation tank having an opening formed therein and a fermentation tank cover configured to open and close the opening. The beverage-making apparatus also includes a refrigeration cycle apparatus including a compressor, a condenser, an expansion device, and an evaporator. The refrigeration cycle apparatus is configured to circulate a refrigerant therethrough and to control a temperature of the fermentation tank as the evaporator is disposed at the fermentation tank. The beverage-making apparatus further includes a heat insulating wall surrounding both the fermentation tank and the evaporator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Chungook Chong, Heeyeon Kim, Sunyoung Park
  • Patent number: 11167373
    Abstract: A composite article and process for producing the composite article may include the following steps: i) coupling with interference a first component at least partially made of cast iron and a second component at least partially made of steel; ii) arranging one or more wires of filler material at one or more separation zones between said first and second component; iii) in an inert atmosphere, directing a laser beam mostly or exclusively on the steel of the second component and on the filler material for occupying at least part of the separation zone at least with said molten steel and filler material; iv) solidifying by cooling at least the molten steel and filler material in welding zones to join said first and second component, and thus obtaining the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Freni Brembo S.p.A.
    Inventors: Enrico Ghirardelli, Salvatore Giammarinaro, Marta Rebussi, Carlo Bonetti
  • Patent number: 11167976
    Abstract: A cold brew coffee extraction device includes a container having a first chamber for receiving cold water. A filtering cup is mounted in the first chamber and includes a second chamber intercommunicating with the first chamber. The second chamber receives coffee powders and includes a second opening. The filtering cup further includes a third opening at a lower end thereof and receiving a filter. A first guiding tube includes a first end intercommunicating with the second chamber and a second end located outside of the container. A pump is disposed outside of the container and is connected to the second end of the first guiding tube. A controller is electrically connected to the pump to control operation of the pump to thereby supply air into or suck air out of the first guiding tube, thereby controlling a water level of the cold water in the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Uni-Splender Corporation
    Inventor: Yu-Yuan Lin
  • Patent number: 11172548
    Abstract: A cooking apparatus for cooking ingredients packaged together in a package is provided. The cooking apparatus includes a cooking device and a barcode reader. The cooking device includes a housing defining a cooking room for accommodating the ingredients therein, a cooking unit for heating contents in the cooking room, and a control module electrically connected to the cooking unit for controlling operation of the cooking unit. The barcode reader is electrically connected to the control module, and scans a barcode on the package representing data related to information about the ingredients, decodes the barcode so as to obtain the data, and transmits the data to the control module that controls operation of the cooking unit based on the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventors: Binghuei-Barry Yang, Feng-Chi Liu, Pei-Wen Lo, Yao-Te Tsai, Yu-Chi Cheng
  • Patent number: 11160421
    Abstract: A hot air fryer cooking appliance includes a hot air blowing system, a vessel and a basket. The basket includes a manipulating handle having a bracket and the vessel including an upper edge and a receiving area for the handle. The bracket bears against the upper edge and the handle is housed in the receiving area when positioning the basket in the vessel. The basket includes on its outer and inner walls a first and a second assembly part, respectively. These assembly parts cooperate and ensure the lateral guiding of the basket when positioning the basket in the vessel until the handle reaches its position in its receiving area and the basket reaches a centered bearing position in the vessel, allowing the bottom of the basket to be kept away from the bottom of the vessel and to be laterally wedged in the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventors: Guillaume Prieto, Jérémy Cornu
  • Patent number: 11166343
    Abstract: A heating element includes a first bus bar disposed to receive current from a power source, and a second bus bar non-adjacent to the first bus bar. The heating element further includes a polymer ink section extending between the first and second bus bars, and the section includes a plurality of PTC polymer inks each different from one another. The second bus bar is electrically connected to the first bus bar via the polymer ink section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Nathaniel Ching, Jin Hu, Casey Slane, Galdemir Cezar Botura
  • Patent number: 11147305
    Abstract: A food preparation device and a bread mold. The food preparation device includes a bottom unit for accommodating a first piece of bread and a top unit for accommodating a second piece of bread. The bottom and the top units each have a flat edge extending outwardly the circumference of the bottom unit respectively the circumference of the top unit. The flat edge of the first piece of bread and the flat edge of the second piece of bread are provided with an edible and organic adhesive layer, for enabling the sealing together of the two pieces of bread along the flat edges when moving the top unit from the open position to a closing position, thereby avoiding leakage before consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Sveadanerna Food AB
    Inventors: Lars Bendix, Håkan Johan Löfholm
  • Patent number: 11152244
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck includes: a ceramic dielectric substrate; a base plate; and a heater plate. The heater plate includes a first and a second support plates including a metal, a heater element provided between the first and the second support plates, a first resin layer provided between the first support plate and the heater element, and a second resin layer provided between the second support plate and the heater element. A surface of the first support plate on the second support plate side includes a first region and a second region, the first region overlapping the heater element when viewed along the stacking direction, the second region not overlapping the heater element when viewed along the stacking direction. In a cross section parallel to the stacking direction, the second region protrudes toward the second support plate side compared to the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Toto Ltd.
    Inventors: Kosuke Yamaguchi, Hitoshi Sasaki, Kengo Maehata, Shumpei Kondo, Yuichi Yoshii
  • Patent number: 11148228
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments of this invention relate to techniques for laser ablating/scribing peripheral edges of a coating (e.g., a low-emissivity, mirror, or other coating) on a glass or other substrate in a pre- or post-laminated assembly, pre- or post-assembled insulated glass unit, and/or other product, in order to slow or prevent corrosion of the coating. For example, a 1064 nm or other wavelength laser may be used to scribe lines into the metal and/or metallic layer(s) in a low-emissivity or other coating provided in an already-laminated or already-assembled insulated glass unit or other product, e.g., around its periphery. The scribe lines decrease electron mobility from the center of the coating to the environment and, thus, slow and sometimes even prevent the onset of electrochemical corrosion. Associated products, methods, and kits relating to same also are contemplated herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC
    Inventors: Vijayen S. Veerasamy, Robert A. Vandal
  • Patent number: 11148926
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cartridge system (1) for producing a beverage in a beverage preparation machine, comprising a cartridge (2) that has a reservoir (6) filled with a beverage substance (7), and a cartridge receptacle (10) that can be reversibly connected to the cartridge, said cartridge receptacle (10) comprising a mixing chamber (8) and a cartridge discharge device (34) which causes at least partial transfer of the beverage substance (7) from the reservoir (6) into the mixing chamber (8), the cartridge receptacle (10) comprising a fluid supply (12) which opens into the mixing chamber (8). The invention also relates to the cartridge receptacle (10) of the cartridge system (1), the beverage preparation machine, and the corresponding method for producing a beverage (70).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Freezio AG
    Inventors: Marc Krüger, Günter Empl, Daniel Fischer
  • Patent number: 11147413
    Abstract: A beverage discharge disposition for frothing a liquid food product such as milk and comprising a discharge casing (1) configured for provision in the front region of a beverage preparation machine (20). The beverage discharge disposition comprises an air valve (10) adapted to provide better milk frothing conditions and including an ambient air admission, an air flow constrain element (19) adapted to provide variations of a passageway section (18) of ambient air flow, an air flux discharge wall (17) provided downstream of the air flow constrain element (19), and a discharge chamber provided upstream of the air flux discharge wall (17).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: NOVADELTA—COMÉRCIO E INDÚSTRIA DE CAFÉS S.A.
    Inventors: Rui Miguel Nabeiro, João André De Figueiredo Branco
  • Patent number: 11148232
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a laser machining system includes first deflection optics, second deflection optics, and a coupling device. The first deflection optics deflect a machining laser beam in two directions in space. The second deflection optics deflect a measuring beam in two directions in space independently of the machining laser beam. The coupling device is arranged in a beam path of the machining laser beam and couples the measuring beam into the beam path of the machining laser beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: PRECITEC GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Matthias Strebel
  • Patent number: 11143864
    Abstract: The present invention provides a camera module thin film heater and a camera module having the same, the camera module thin film inhibiting and avoiding frost, condensation and freezing by reaching a target temperature of a lens within a short period of time, suppressing the generation of fire due to overheating even when operated in a high environment, and not including a temperature sensor and a temperature control unit, thereby greatly reducing the manufacturing cost. The camera module thin film heater comprising: an electrode; a thin film heating body electrically connected to the electrode and having a variable resistance corresponding to a heating temperature; and an insulating member surrounding the electrode and the thin film heating body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seung Ryong Park
  • Patent number: 11136538
    Abstract: A beverage-making apparatus includes a fermentation tank assembly including a fermentation tank having an opening formed therein and a fermentation tank cover configured to open and close the opening. The beverage-making apparatus also includes a refrigeration cycle apparatus including a compressor, a condenser, an expansion device, and an evaporator. The refrigeration cycle apparatus is configured to circulate a refrigerant therethrough and to control a temperature of the fermentation tank as the evaporator is disposed at the fermentation tank. The beverage-making apparatus further includes a heat insulating wall surrounding both the fermentation tank and the evaporator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Chungook Chong, Heeyeon Kim, Sunyoung Park