Patents Examined by Ryan Reis
  • Patent number: 10703554
    Abstract: A condiment dispenser which is activated by an electrical vibrator is described. The dispenser has a container with a storage space filled with condiment. The bottom wall of the container is riddled with a multiplicity of spreading apertures. At the idle state the vibrator is deactivated and the apertures are blocked by a banded frame. The blocking frame isolates the condiment and prevents atmospheric moisture accumulation. At the active state the activated vibrator vibrates the condiment while the banded frame is moved such that the apertures are uncovered and facilitate condiment spreading. A multiple condiments dispenser is also presented. The multiple condiments dispenser has several separate containers and a vibrator which can vibrate all the condiments. The user selects which particular condiment to dispense by pressing the button which uncovers the apertures of the selected container while activating the vibrator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Jezekiel Ben-Arie
  • Patent number: 10703392
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a generator system for rail vehicles, for example, a system including a generator with a rotor and a stator, and a journal box unit. The journal box unit may include a bearing for mounting an axle, and a bearing housing. An end cap is arranged on the front face of the axle. The end cap is connected to the axle for co-joint rotation therewith, and the stator is connected to the bearing housing. A friction wheel is arranged on the outer circumferential surface of the end cap, the friction wheel being designed as the rotor of the generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SCHAEFFLER TECHNOLOGIES AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Alexander Seybold, Christoph Marquardt, Rupert Stitzinger
  • Patent number: 10699493
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to implementing an electronic toll data collection management system in a decentralized computing network that employs a distributed ledger. An electronic toll data collection management system may comprise a plurality of nodes, wherein the plurality of nodes are connected to each other over a communication network. Each node may have access to a copy of a distributed ledger, wherein the plurality of nodes is configured to utilize blockchain protocols to verify and record a transaction occurring within the distributed ledger. Data may be recorded as a block, wherein a blockchain is formed by the addition of blocks. Each block may be encrypted and linked to a previous block, wherein a consensus must be reached to update the distributed ledger with the addition of a new block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Hausman Properties, LLC
    Inventor: Brian Hausman
  • Patent number: 10695217
    Abstract: A system to provide high pressure air to the eye during ocular surgery. The system has an air tube, a piece 1, a piece 2 and a plurality of adjustable aperture. Piece 1 has a plurality of piece 1 air feeding tubes, a piece 1 adjustable apertures and a plurality of air ejecting nozzles. Piece 2 comprises a piece 2 air feeding tubes, a piece 2 adjustable aperture, a diameter controlled adjustable aperture and a plurality of valves. Both piece 1 and piece 2 are used separately or simultaneously. Piece 1 is used laterally and piece 2 is used vertically. A humidifies high pressure air is provided to piece 1 and piece 2 air feeding tubes by an air source. The high pressure air provided is humidified controlled high pressure air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Huseyin Yetik
  • Patent number: 10696188
    Abstract: Provided is a vehicle including the following: a vehicle body having side walls on both sides in a width direction that is perpendicular to the direction of travel, and having an expanded portion between the upper end and the lower end of the side wall, the expanded portion being expanded further outward in the width direction than the upper end and the lower end; and a seat provided in the vehicle body and having a seatback along the side wall and a seat surface that extends inward in the width direction of the vehicle body from the seatback, the portion of the rear surface of the seatback that faces the side wall and that protrudes the farthest towards the side wall being disposed in a position facing the expanded portion of an in-vehicle-side lateral surface of the side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES ENGINEERING, LTD.
    Inventors: Toru Kanemori, Nobuyuki Fujio, Yoshiki Okubo, Ryuji Karasawa
  • Patent number: 10690020
    Abstract: Improvements in a vertical sliding valve arm has been disclosed with systems and methods related to eliminating the common pivot-type rocker arm and reversing the use of the valve spring in internal combustion engines. More specifically, the camshaft lobes activate a sliding valve arm to close the engine valve instead of opening it and the valve spring is used to push open the valve instead of closing it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Michael D. Barber
  • Patent number: 10688516
    Abstract: An application head of a coating product on a surface to be coated comprising at least two spray nozzles for the coating product, each spray nozzle suitable for spraying the coating product in the form of an aerosol stream, while simultaneously creating several droplets having a diameter smaller than the diameter of the outlet orifice of the spray nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Exel Industries
    Inventors: Cyrille Medard, Michel Colrat, Eric Prus, Nicolas Chouan
  • Patent number: 10688590
    Abstract: In embodiments, a welding apparatus includes an automated wire feed mechanism to output wire at a wire feed rate, where the wire is to provide a welding arc to a weld site. The wire feed rate is based at least in part on selected power to be provided to the weld site. Additional embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Ammon Nazareth Balaster
  • Patent number: 10688519
    Abstract: A nozzle apparatus in a distributed system controls the nozzle in the desired direction using a position-controlled motor and is controlled by a computer with pre-recorded or preset patterns. The apparatus may be a fountain apparatus, a sprinkler apparatus, or a pool apparatus where the nozzles of these apparatuses emit a pressurized liquid such as water. The position-controlled motor can be an inexpensive hobby servo, or an elaborate self-contained control system with a servomotor, and a computer commands the desired position of the motor with preset patterns. The preset patterns may have music along with control information of the nozzles, valves, lights, and pumps. An aesthetic water display is produced from the overall systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Richard Anthony Bishel
  • Patent number: 10682662
    Abstract: Nozzle means for directional jetting of a fountain fluid comprising at least one, in particular elongated, nozzle for directed radiation of the fountain fluid, wherein the nozzle has a main extension direction, so that the fountain fluid can be removed substantially parallel to this main extension direction along a main distribution direction, at least one nozzle carrier on which the nozzle is arranged detachably or inseparably, characterized in that the nozzle carrier forms a main extension plane of the nozzle carrier, and wherein at least the main radiation direction of the nozzle leads away from the main extension plane of the nozzle carrier in at least one directional component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Manfred Gr├╝nbeck
  • Patent number: 10662731
    Abstract: This art creates an Advanced Annular Closing Device (AACD) that corrects significant environmental operational failure modes of the existing/in-use annular closing devices. The art further develops a Mini-AACD that significantly reduces the size of the annular closing mechanism providing improved operational reliability and lower cost. The Mini-AACD is incorporated in a unique Transitory Blowout Controller (TBC) assembly installed within the drilling return/riser pipe providing enhanced and redundant blowout annular closing protection (to the existing BOP). As options the art further incorporates additional supporting devices to the AACD, Mini-AACD and/or Seabed Drilling Equipment using simplistic and reliable alternative technology that provides redundancy to the overall existing/in-use BOP providing significantly more reliable means to close a well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Joe Spacek
  • Patent number: 10656045
    Abstract: The present invention is a performance analysis apparatus for fluid distribution equipment that operates independently of the control system of the fluid distribution equipment to automatically determine when equipment is not functioning correctly. It comprises an analyzer computer, one or more sensor sets, and a computer program. The sensor sets are connected to the analyzer computer and comprise sensors for measuring physical properties of fluid distribution equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventors: Kathleen Mary Mutch, Richard Laszlo Madarasz
  • Patent number: 10648447
    Abstract: A mechanical structure used for extracting energy from oscillating marine waves is submitted. The apparatus comprises a plurality of buoyant tanks connected by a plurality of horizontal outriggers through a hinge assembly to a vertical frame located between the buoyant tanks. Marine waves create a pitching motion in the tanks forcing the outriggers to ascend and descend causing the vertical frame to rotate perpendicularly along the horizontal axis of the hinge. The power extraction system is comprised of a plurality of hydraulic cylinders connected to the vertical frame and outriggers. The pitching motion of the buoyant tanks and outriggers produce a vertical rotation along the horizontal axis of the hinge in the vertical frame, which forces contraction and expansion of the hydraulic cylinder assembly, thus extracting power from the relative motion between the members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Ivan A. Laracuente-Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10632485
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing system and apparatus may comprise a container having a neck portion and a chamber portion, wherein the chamber portion is configured to retain a liquid and has at least one tapered portion. The system and apparatus may further comprise a base configured to secure the container and a dispensing member configured to securably mate with the neck portion and dispense liquid from the chamber portion. The base may removably secure the container or the container and the base may form one contiguous body. The dispensing member may have at least one dispenser head, at least one pump, and at least one dip tube configured to extend to the lowest point. In some embodiments, the tapered portion may be configured as an inverted hollow cone with the lowest point being the point of the cone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Karen Fong
  • Patent number: 10624522
    Abstract: An automatic indicating device for showing the clean or dirty state of items in a dishwasher using a cycle sensor, a sensor to detect the openness of the dishwasher door, user input for toggling states, and logic to determine the correct state to display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventor: Henry Chan
  • Patent number: 10617153
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide an atomizer including an atomizing assembly and a liquid storage tube for supplying smoke liquid to the atomizing assembly; the liquid storage tube is provided with a liquid storage cavity and a liquid outlet in communication with the liquid storage cavity; the atomizing assembly includes a base, the base is provided with an accommodating cavity and at least one atomizing cavity; the accommodating cavity is correspondingly disposed with respect to the liquid outlet, each atomizing cavity is in communication with the accommodating cavity; the atomizing assembly further includes a first liquid guiding element disposed in the accommodating cavity, and a heating element and a second liquid guiding element disposed in the atomizing cavity, wherein the first liquid guiding element is in communication with the second liquid guiding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: CHANGZHOU PATENT ELECTRONIC TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weihua Qiu
  • Patent number: 10617111
    Abstract: An apparatus for the spraying of an area of interest (S) of a high-pressure working fluid (V) wherein the apparatus is susceptible to move relatively to the ground (S) along a direction of reciprocal advancement (d) and it comprises at least one tank (2) for the working fluid (V), at least one outlet nozzle (41) and a fluid connecting line (4) extending from the tank (2) towards the outlet nozzle (41). The apparatus further comprises supply means (5) of the working fluid (V) that include a high-pressure pump and at least one spraying device (10) placed along the fluid connecting line (4) the former (5) upstream with respect to the latter (10). Furthermore, the spraying device (10) comprises a support structure (11) that comprises a first plate (12), motor means (35) acting upon the first plate (12) to promote the eccentric rotation thereof around a first axis (Z) and at least one manifold (42) placed on the first plate (12) to move integrally therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: Erardo Mateo Mayer
  • Patent number: 10612488
    Abstract: A fuel injector for a combustion engine is disclosed. The fuel injector includes an injector body having a nozzle orifice, a solenoid coil mounted in the injector body, a control chamber filled with high-pressure fuel, an armature moved by electromagnetic force of the solenoid coil to vary fuel pressure in the control chamber, and a needle that moves to open or close the nozzle orifice according to the variation in the fuel pressure in the control chamber. The fuel injector further includes piezoelectric actuator for adjusting a fuel injection rate by adjusting an opening speed of the nozzle orifice based on a load condition of the engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chang Yeol Choi
  • Patent number: 10588351
    Abstract: There is provided a cartridge for an aerosol-generating system, the cartridge including: a liquid storage container containing a liquid aerosol-forming substrate including at least one flavor object; an outlet; a filter disposed between the outlet and a portion of the liquid storage container including the at least one flavor object; and a liquid transport element, having a first part and a second part, movable from a first position to a second position, wherein in the first position the first part of the liquid transport element is external to the cartridge and adjacent the outlet, and in the second position the first part of the liquid transport element is internal to the cartridge and remote from the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventor: Nikolaus Martin Ernest Wilhelm Ricketts
  • Patent number: 10575668
    Abstract: A condiment dispenser with a dispensing mechanism that automatically loosens condiment coagulation in the condiment container. The user can accurately control the amount of condiment sprinkled on the food because the dispenser dispenses substantially constant amount of condiment for each manual activation. In order to isolate the stored condiment and prevent it from accumulating atmospheric moisture, only the dispensed amounts of condiment are exposed by applying a novel dispensing method of loading measured condiment portions inside the storage, transferring them, unloading and spreading them outside. The dispensing mechanism seldom clogs since it employs wide cavities for measurement, transferring, unloading and spreading. The condiment dispenser has a simple structure which is inexpensive to manufacture. It can be held and operated using just one hand and it dispenses the condiment directly downwards without needing to downturn the dispenser. The dispenser also has an electrically motorized version.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Jezekiel Ben-Arie