Patents Examined by Qingzhang Zhou
  • Patent number: 10933263
    Abstract: Provided are an energy storage system (ESS) capable of increasing precision of a fire control system to accurately determine and extinguish a fire, and a fire control method of the ESS. The ESS according to the present disclosure includes a container, a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system, and a fire control system, wherein the fire control system includes a fire extinguisher and a control panel, a smoke detector, a heat detector, and a flame detector mounted in the container, and a duct smoke detector mounted in a duct of the HVAC system, and wherein the control panel has a mode for operating the fire extinguisher when all of the smoke detector, the heat detector, and the flame detector detect a fire, a mode for operating the fire extinguisher when the duct smoke detector detects a fire, and a mode for operating the fire extinguisher when a manipulation button is operated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-Won Lee, Hyun-Min Lee, Suk-Chul Kim, Jun-Min Lee
  • Patent number: 10933269
    Abstract: A temperature-sensing and automatic on and off extinguishing device includes: a valve body (1), a sealing auxiliary member (2), a sealing pad (3), a magnetic ring (4), a lower magnetic ring sleeve (5), an upper magnetic ring sleeve(6), a first temperature-sensing element (7), a bi-directional spacer (8), a large reset spring (9), a valve cover (17), a second temperature-sensing element (13), an actuating sleeve (12), a small reset spring (14), a connecting element (10), a sealing sleeve (18), a screw (11), a magnetic core rod (21) and a sealing cap (22). When a fire occurs, the first temperature-sensing element (7), affected by the rise of the surrounding environmental temperature, pushes the bi-directional spacer (8) to move upward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SHANDONG BRIGHTMAN ENERGYTECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Qinghai Zhang
  • Patent number: 10926276
    Abstract: The sprayer includes a sprayer housing defining a chamber, and a cylinder within the chamber. The cylinder defines more than one discharge tube positioned in a longitudinal direction within the sprayer housing, the cylinder being selectively rotatable within the chamber. More than one suction tube extends from a lower portion of the sprayer housing. The more than one suction tube is in selective fluid communication with the more than one discharge tube of the cylinder, as the cylinder is rotated within the chamber. The foam sprayer attachment includes a major body defining a discharge channel and a screen traversing the discharge channel. The major body includes a base with a connecting structure that is a raised lip or a cut-out area that conforms the base to a raised ridge on a discharge connection of the sprayer. The connecting structure includes a pair of non-raised lips bracketing each connecting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Joseph A. McDonnell, Christopher Deherrera
  • Patent number: 10926284
    Abstract: Proximity triggered water fountains may have proximity sensors configured to detect target(s), a processing unit communicably coupled to proximity sensors configured to transfer data related to the target(s) to the processing unit, nozzles and nozzle controllers, and collectors configured to receive water projected from the nozzles. The nozzle controllers may be controlled based on data received from the sensors. The nozzle controllers may be coupled to the nozzles of a water circulation system configured to adjust a water projection angle from the nozzles with respect to the ground. The water circulation system may use tank(s), pump(s), and supply and return line(s), with the nozzles, tank(s), pump(s), and supply and return line(s), being in fluid communication. The nozzles and collectors may be displaced a horizontal distance from each other such that outlets of the nozzles are not vertically above the collectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University
    Inventor: Nassim Khaled
  • Patent number: 10919068
    Abstract: An improved protective housing assembly for a pop-up type in-ground sprinkler incorporates one or more spacer disks, configured for being seated beneath a sprinkler support housing body flange, extend(s) outwardly to effectively prevent grass and other ground cover from extending over the in-ground pop-up sprinkler. An optional unitary porous filter disk body may be provided sized, shaped and otherwise configured for being snugly received within the sprinkler support housing interior space, and includes a central opening for snugly receiving the sprinkler main body therethrough, such that the porous structure of the filter disk body enables passage of water therethrough while preventing passage of solid debris into the bottom of the sprinkler support housing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventor: David Allen Newmeyer
  • Patent number: 10919056
    Abstract: A combination shower includes: a head shower and a hand-held shower; the head shower has a connecting component that forms a removable fit with the hand-held shower. it also includes a water sealing component and a trigger component which are linked to each other, and the water sealing component is set in the head shower waterway; when the hand-held shower is separated from the head shower, the sealing component is in the first position in the head shower waterway, so that the flow volume of the head shower waterway is smaller or closed; when the hand-held shower is connected with the connecting component, the trigger component is driven by external force to drive the sealing component to move to the second position in the head shower waterway, so that the flow volume of the head shower waterway is enlarged or opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weilong Luo, Donghai Chen, Mingfu Zhang, Wenxing Chen
  • Patent number: 10912964
    Abstract: A wet piping system modular valve assembly includes a single piece valve body with a check valve within the valve body. The check valve is movable between a closed position and an open position according to a pressure differential across the check valve. A drain valve is removably mounted to the valve body and fluidly connected with the valve body downstream of the check valve. A mechanically independent flow detection switch is removably mounted to the valve body and fluidly connected with the valve body upstream of the drain valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: VICTAULIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Yoram Ringer, Kevin Desmond Maughan, Thomas Edwin Archibald, Stephen J. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10913079
    Abstract: A spray tip configuration for a low pressure fluid sprayer is presented. The spray tip configuration comprises an inlet orifice configured to receive a fluid and to produce a turbulent flow at a known operating point. The spray tip configuration also comprises an outlet orifice configured to emit the fluid in a spray pattern at a turbulence intensity. The spray tip configuration also comprises a passageway fluidically coupling the inlet orifice to the outlet orifice, with a plurality of portions configured to produce the turbulence intensity at the outlet orifice. The passageway comprises a first portion comprising an expansion chamber configured to provide an expanding cross-section from a first portion first end to a first portion second end. The passageway also comprises a second portion comprising a first hydraulic diameter, wherein the second portion is fluidically coupled, on a second portion first end, to the first portion second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Wagner Spray Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Everett A. Wenzel, Ross D. Rossner, Wanjiao Liu
  • Patent number: 10907601
    Abstract: A fuel injection valve includes a valve seat, a valve element, and a plurality of swirl fuel injection passages. The plurality of swirl fuel injection passages are divided into a first swirl fuel injection passage group that forms a first spray and a second swirl fuel injection passage group that forms a second spray that is oriented in a direction different from a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Matsuzawa, Kazuki Yoshimura, Eiji Ishii, Akihiro Yamazaki, Takahiro Saito, Nobuaki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10898914
    Abstract: A method of creating aerosols includes drawing a fluid from a fluid source through a first nip, the first nip defined between a first roller and an inner surface of a ring, the first nip having an upstream side and a downstream side, drawing the fluid from the fluid source through a second nip, the second nip defined between a second roller and the inner surface of the ring, the second roller positioned adjacent to and spaced apart from the first roller in a circular configuration, the second nip having an upstream side and a downstream side, stretching the fluid between diverging surfaces of the first roller and the inner surface of the ring on the downstream side of the first nip to form a first fluid filament, stretching the fluid between diverging surface of the second roller and the inner surface of the ring on the downstream side of the second nip to form a second fluid filament, causing the first fluid filament to break into a plurality of first droplets, and causing the second fluid filament to break
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: David Mathew Johnson, Victor Beck
  • Patent number: 10898912
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly including an inner tube and an outer housing. The inner tube terminates at an outlet end and defines a first flow passage. The first flow passage directs first fluid flow to the outlet end in a primary flow direction. The outer housing includes a tubular side wall and an end wall. The tubular side wall defines a central axis. The end wall defines an exit orifice and an interior guide structure. The outlet end is axially aligned with the exit orifice. A second flow passage is established between the inner tube and the outer housing. The interior guide structure is configured and arranged relative to the outlet end to direct at least a portion of a second fluid flow from the second flow passage toward the outlet end in a direction initially opposite the primary flow direction for generating mixed fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Regents of the University of Minnesota
    Inventors: Alison Hoxie, Paul John Strykowski, Vinod Srinivasan
  • Patent number: 10895230
    Abstract: The pressing part includes an abutment part capable of being in contact with the inner peripheral surface of the pressing passage, and a depressed opposite part that is opposed to the exhaust port at a position away from the exhaust port in a perpendicular direction perpendicular to the displacement direction due to an outer peripheral surface of the pressing part recessed from the abutment part even when the abutment part is in contact with the inner peripheral surface of the pressing passage. When the abutment part is in contact with the inner peripheral surface of the pressing passage, a depression dimension of the depressed opposite part relative to the abutment part is set, such that an amount of fuel discharged from the valve chest is defined by the exhaust throttle part instead of a gap between the depressed opposite part and the inner peripheral surface of the pressing passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuya Kitagawa, Daiji Ueda
  • Patent number: 10881844
    Abstract: Systems for producing an aerosol and related methods of use are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Richard Besen, Zane Bowman Allen Miller
  • Patent number: 10879090
    Abstract: Lid assemblies for processing chamber and processing chambers including the lid assemblies are described. The lid assemblies include a high temperature lid module and a housing. The high temperature lid module being positioned adjacent a process liner of a processing chamber. The flexible housing positioned around the high temperature lid module and joined to the high temperature lid module with an elastomeric ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Ilker Durukan, Joel M. Huston, Dien-Yeh Wu, Chien-Teh Kao, Mei Chang
  • Patent number: 10870024
    Abstract: Fire protection systems and methods for ceiling-only high-piled storage protection. The systems include a plurality of fluid distribution devices disposed beneath a ceiling and above a high-piled storage commodity having a nominal storage height ranging from a nominal 20 ft. to a maximum nominal storage height of 55 ft. and means for quenching a fire in the storage commodity. The stored commodity to be protected may include exposed expanded plastics. The fluid distribution devices include a frame body having an inlet, an outlet, a sealing assembly, and an electronically operated releasing mechanism supporting the sealing assembly in the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Tyco Fire Products LP
    Inventors: Zachary L. Magnone, Daniel G. Farley, Chad Albert Goyette, John Desrosier, Donald D. Brighenti, Bernhard Abels, Jacob Joseph Dube, Richard P. Bonneau
  • Patent number: 10870028
    Abstract: A sprinkler system comprises at least one double interlock pre-action head that has a conduit having an inlet and outlet to permit flow of fire suppressant fluid through the conduit. A dedicated electrically actuatable valve is connected to the conduit to prevent fire suppressant fluid in sprinkler system piping from entering the conduit. The electrically actuatable valve opens in response to a signal from a fire detector to permit fire suppressant fluid to flow into the conduit. A heat-sensitive valve is connected to the conduit and opens to permit fire suppressant fluid to exit the conduit when ambient temperature at the heat-sensitive valve is at or above a predefined temperature. The double interlock pre-action head provides a dry pipe solution for a single room while being fully integratable into any building-wide sprinkler system, including wet pipe systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: R&D Fire Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: David Ryan Groen, Randal John Bird
  • Patent number: 10871134
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to valves. Some embodiments may include solenoid injection valves with a valve body; a valve needle with a needle shaft, an upper retaining element, and a lower retaining element; an electro-magnetic actuator comprising a pole piece and an armature spaced from the pole piece by a first axial gap when de-energized. The armature slides on the valve needle between the upper retaining element and the lower retaining element. The valve may include a calibration spring and a spring element arranged between the armature and the upper retaining element. The armature compresses the spring element and travels at least 50% of the first axial gap before an opening force of the valve assembly becomes larger than a total needle closing force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: VITESCO TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventors: Mauro Grandi, Stefano Filippi, Francesco Lenzi, Valerio Polidori
  • Patent number: 10869945
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for a diffuser and interchangeable cover. A complete diffuser includes a diffuser element that disperses a liquid into air within a diffuser chamber of the complete diffuser. A complete diffuser includes a lid shaped to at least partially enclose an upper opening of a diffuser chamber. A cover is removably couplable to a complete diffuser over a diffuser lid so that a dispersed liquid passes through one or more openings in the cover. A cover includes one or more decorative features having a different external shape than a complete diffuser that receives the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS, LC
    Inventors: D. Gary Young, Mary Young, Tyler A. Nanto, James T. Davis, II, Brian White, William Pipkin
  • Patent number: 10870026
    Abstract: A method of actuating an extinguisher system may comprise retaining a broadhead cutter in close proximity to a burst disc surface, receiving an impulse signal, actuating a spring release mechanism in response to receiving the impulse signal, driving a cutter shaft towards the burst disc surface in response to actuation, and piercing the burst disc surface via the broadhead cutter coupled to the cutter shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Kidde Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Frasure, John Wright Porterfield
  • Patent number: 10864292
    Abstract: Apparatuses, systems, methods, and computer program products are disclosed for a diffuser and one or more removable diffuser covers. A removable diffuser cover comprises one or more decorative features. A cavity in a diffuser cover is shaped to receive a complete diffuser. A complete diffuser comprises a diffuser element that disperses a liquid into air within a diffuser chamber and a lid shaped to at least partially enclose an upper opening of the diffuser chamber. One or more openings are positioned to receive a dispersed liquid from a lid of a complete diffuser within a cavity and to allow the dispersed liquid to pass to an exterior of a removable diffuser cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL GILS, LC
    Inventors: D. Gary Young, Mary Young, Tyler A. Nanto, James T. Davis, II, Brian White, William Pipkin