Patents Examined by S. Gravini
  • Patent number: 7360321
    Abstract: The dryer is disclosed. The dryer comprises a base seat, at least a netted-rack and a top cover, the top portion of the base seat being mounted with a cutting for fruit and vegetable or a netted-rack for placement of food, and the top portion of the netted-rack being disposed with the top cover, characterized in that a heater is mounted to the base seat and an upward fan, and the external side is a wind hood having a center air opening for suction of hot air and an air-screen at the side for discharging of hot air, the top and bottom of the netted-rack are supporting blocks which can be turned over 180 degree and can be stacked or placed alternately and the top cover at the uppermost layer of the netted-rack is provided with a supporting block so as to increase and decrease the distance between the supporting blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2008
    Assignee: Chang Yue Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Yung Sen Su
  • Patent number: 7356945
    Abstract: An operation method for a combination dryer is disclosed. The present invention relates to a combination dryer, and more particularly, to an operation method for a combination dryer which enables air in a drying drum and a cabinet for drying the laundry to circulate continuously and enables condensed water generated in the circulation process to perform a refreshing cycle by using the water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Soung Bong Choi, Deug Hee Lee, Byung Hwan Anh, Hung Myong Cho
  • Patent number: 7356943
    Abstract: An automatic Hair dryer including a hand held body, a comb attached to the body, a 120/240 V.A.C. heating element and a fan adapted to move a mass of air across the heating element and through or across the comb and into an individual's hair. A moisture sensor is disposed between the teeth of the comb and is powered by a 12 volt D.C. power supply such as a step-down transformer. When the sensor senses moisture, the comb is passed through an individual's hair and the 120 -volt A.C. current is connected to the heating element. Then, when the moisture content of the hair is relatively low, the sensor activates a switch that turns off the power to the heating element while the power to the fan is maintained until a master switch is turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Inventor: Sabeeh Behbehani
  • Patent number: 7356942
    Abstract: A gas hot air gun includes a main body, an ignition device, a switch set and a safety switch. The main body includes a blower, a nozzle, a barrel and a handle. A heating chamber and a mixing chamber are on the inner front of the barrel. A gas can is inside the handle. One end of the nozzle is connected to the gas can. The switch set includes a power switch, with the safety switch closing power of the battery set or gas flow under some pre-set conditions. Users press the power switch and have gas spray out from the nozzle into the heating chamber to generate heat. The blower sends hot air in the heating chamber out of the main body. A metal slice, regulating the direction of air, and a catalyst, for avoiding flame extending out of the nozzle area, are inside the heating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Inventor: Arlo Lin
  • Patent number: 7356944
    Abstract: A drying rack for the stationary drying of articles to be dried, which can be installed in the drum of a clothes dryer. The articles can be knitwear or shoes that must not be moved when dried even when the drum turns. For articles, especially, wool articles, to dry faster, the drying rack has at least two spaced-apart surfaces disposed one on top of the other on which the articles to be dried can be spread, thereby substantially enlarging the surface of the articles to be dried. As such, the drying air current can better remove the moisture and larger individual wool articles can be dried in the clothes dryer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2008
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Moschuetz, Hans-Werner Stahn, Guenter Steffens
  • Patent number: 7353622
    Abstract: The invention proposes a spin dryer which makes it possible to drain the laundry to approximately the same extent as a laundry press. For this purpose, a rotatable drum of the spin dryer is driven at a high rotational speed such that the laundry inside the drum is exposed to a centrifugal force which amounts to at least 600 times gravitational acceleration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2003
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Herbert Kannegiesser GmbH
    Inventors: Wilhelm Bringewatt, Engelbert Heinz
  • Patent number: 7353623
    Abstract: A solvent removal apparatus and method is provided that can dry a coat on a workpiece in a uniform thickness. The solvent removal apparatus includes a support base for supporting a substrate provided with a liquid phase film-forming coat containing a film material and a solvent, a gas introduction mechanism for introducing a solvent removal gas toward a center part of the substrate, and a flow restrictor for restricting flow of the solvent removal gas in such a manner that the gas can flow radially outward from the center part of the substrate toward a peripheral edge part thereof. The solvent is removed from the coat while restricting the flow of the gas with the flow restrictor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shintaro Asuke
  • Patent number: 7353621
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus for a material dryer may include an air source, a pulse nozzle selectively in fluid communication with the air source and located within a section of the solids outlet assembly, and a controller for controlling an air flow from the air source periodically to the pulse nozzle, where the nozzle is actuated by the periodic air flow to provide a corresponding periodic burst of air to the section of the solids outlet assembly, and the burst of air is of sufficient force to dislodge material accumulated within the section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Assignee: M-I L.L.C.
    Inventors: Tony Clarke, Richard Bingham
  • Patent number: 7353620
    Abstract: A hair drying device for supporting a person and drying hair of the person includes a chair being configured to receive a person in a seated position. The chair includes a seat portion and a pair of arm rests coupled to the seat portion. The chair includes a back portion pivotally coupled to the seat portion. The back portion supports a back of the person positioned on the seat portion. A drying assembly is coupled to the chair and in electrical communication with a power source. The drying assembly receives hair of the person when the person is reclining in the chair to dry the hair of the user. A control panel is in electrical communication with the drying assembly and the power source and coupled to the chair. The control panel controls the drying assembly when the control panel is actuated by the person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2008
    Inventor: Kimberly A. Houston
  • Patent number: 7350319
    Abstract: A clothing dryer is provided having improved blowing fan, fan casing, and motor bracket fixing structures. The clothing dryer includes a housing forming the appearance of the clothing dryer, a drying tub rotatably mounted in the housing, a blowing fan to discharge air out of the drying tub, a fan casing to guide the flow of air around the blowing fan, a driving motor to rotate the blowing fan, a motor bracket to support the driving motor, and a fixing part to temporarily fix the blowing fan to the fan casing when fixing units, by which the blowing fan is attached to a driving shaft of the driving motor, are loosened and tightened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Doo Kim, Woo Sup Jung
  • Patent number: 7350317
    Abstract: In an electrostatic atomizing hairdryer, electrostatically atomized mist generated in an electrostatic atomizing unit is effectively scattered into airflow emitted from a main body of the hairdryer so that the mist can be sprayed to hair uniformly and a time necessary for treatment of hair can be shortened. A tank constituting the electrostatic atomizing unit is detachably provided on a portion in the vicinity of an outer periphery of the main body, and an electrode unit for generating the mist is provided in a path of airflow sucked in an inside of the main body so as to be insulated from heat of a heating unit by an adiabator. A mist emitting opening from which the mist is emitted is disposed on a plane substantially the same as and at substantially the center of an air exit opening of the main body. Thereby, the mist emitted from the mist emitting opening is effectively scattered into the airflow emitted from the air exit opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2008
    Assignee: Matsushita Electric Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunori Matsui, Osamu Imahori, Shosuke Akisada, Fumio Mihara, Akihide Sugawa, Toshihisa Hirai, Takashi Nakagawa, Kozo Kawai, Naofumi Kodama, Tomohiro Yamaguchi, Kiyoshi Takashima, Kousuke Katayama, Junichi Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7347005
    Abstract: Ventilation system for household appliances, in particular for washing machines, including a device having at least a chamber for housing an impeller, a suction duct, through which a first fluid, in particular damp air, is sucked into the chamber by the impeller, an ejection duct, through which the first fluid sucked into the chamber is expelled from it by the impeller, a first movable shuttering for obstructing the suction duct at least partially, the first shutter being movable at least partially inside the suction duct, and a first actuator for producing the motion of the first shutter. According to the invention, after operation of the first actuator the first shutter is capable of performing movements having at least a linear component, the linear component extending in the same axial direction of the suction duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: Eltek, S.p.A.
    Inventor: Daniele Cerruti
  • Patent number: 7347008
    Abstract: A system includes a device for setting a material, such as ink, deposited on a textile or graphic. A programmable logic controller includes a power intensity selector and an application module and is operably connected to the device. The application module is capable of generating a power intensity output signal in response to the power intensity selector. The power intensity output signal is transmitted to the device for a predetermined time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: M&R Printing Equipment, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel K. Zupancic, Tomasz P. Kocjan
  • Patent number: 7347009
    Abstract: A clothes dryer with a dehumidifier is disclosed. The clothes dryer includes a cabinet, a drying container rotatably installed in the cabinet, a driving unit for supplying a rotational force to the drying container, a first air passage connected to a side of the drying container and including a first heat exchanger, a second air passage connected to another side of the drying container and the outer side of the cabinet, and a third air passage including a second heat exchanger for dehumidifying external air of the drying container. The clothes dryer of the present invention performs drying process and dehumidifying process, the clothes dryer can prevent room humidity from increasing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2008
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seung Phyo Ahn, Jung Wook Moon, Dae Woong Kim, Seung Myun Baek, Byeong Jo Ryoo
  • Patent number: 7343699
    Abstract: The method of removing moisture from a material contained within a dryer (3) comprises heating a first stream of gas (A3); passing the heated stream of gas through a dryer (3) to extract moisture from the material to be dried; returning a first portion (E3) of the used gas from an outlet of the dryer (3) to the heater (2), re-heating the second stream of gas (E3) in the heater (2); and passing the heated second stream (B3) back into the dryer (3), wherein the first stream of gas (A3) is atmospheric air from which at least a proportion of the nitrogen present therein has been removed, to thereby increase the percentage by volume of oxygen in the first stream of gas (A3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Inventor: George Svonja
  • Patent number: 7343697
    Abstract: A rotating apparatus (10) for drying a material (44) is disclosed. In one embodiment, the rotating apparatus (10) includes a generally cylindrical drum (12), a burner (20) having a burner head (22) at least partially disposed within the drum (10) and a plurality of elongated flights (26). The flights (26) are spaced-apart at pre-determined locations along an interior surface (16) of the drum (12). The length of the flights extends along the interior surface (16) of the drum (12). Optionally, a plurality of plates (28) may be utilized and positioned between the plurality of flights (26) and the interior surface (16) of the drum (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: Dillman Equipment, Inc.
    Inventor: Bruce A. Dillman
  • Patent number: 7343696
    Abstract: A device (1) for loading and unloading containers (2) into and out of an enclosure of an installation (3) for treating substances contained in containers (2). The device includes a support structure (17) and a third means (16, 19, 21) for moving a second means (14) to a position higher than the containers. The second means (14) acts as a stop during loading and as a pusher during unloading. The device includes an extendible platform (10), wherein the extendible platform unfurls from the support structure (17) and the third means comprise parts (16a 16b) that unwind from the support structure (17) to the interior of the enclosure. The device is completely automatic, fast, takes up little space and is easy to disassemble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2008
    Assignee: IMA-Telstar S.L.
    Inventor: William John Covert
  • Patent number: 7340845
    Abstract: An evaporation apparatus 10 is shown in the form of an inflatable elongate plastic tube 12 that is fitted with fluid control means in the form of an inlet gas fan 14 and a gas outlet hole 16. The capacity of the inlet gas fan 14 and the size of the outlet hole 16 are matched so that the degree of inflation of the tube 12 can be maintained. In use the inflated tube 12 is partially filled with a volume of liquid 18 in a pool at a base thereof to be heated and evaporated by solar radiation and carried out of the tube 12 by a flow of gas therethrough. The pool of liquid 18 may include solid matter 19, or even contain substances such as dissolved solids or salts. Over time a significant quantity of this material can become deposited in the tube 12, and can be reclaimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Goulburn Wool Scour Pty Limited
    Inventor: Howard Kneebone
  • Patent number: 7340847
    Abstract: A clothes drying machine, in which a connection structure between an air blowing case and a motor bracket is simplified so that the number of required components is reduced and assembly efficiency is improved, and the air blowing case is precisely connected to the motor bracket so that the generation of noise or vibration is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2008
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin Doo Kim
  • Patent number: 7337554
    Abstract: A technique for end-grain creation is employed for obtaining rapid and uniform drying of lumber while simultaneously reducing warp. The stability-kerfing responsible for the improved drying of the lumber decreases the edgewise bending strength by less than ten percent, a loss readily recovered due to the ability of stability-kerfing to achieve lower and more uniform moisture contents than those realized in the contemporary drying of lumber. The improved moisture condition provided by the stability-kerfing also fosters future dimensional stability at the time of entry into the marketing stream compared to that for contemporary lumber. The required stability-kerfing is easily accomplished by the specialized implementation of existing saw equipment and associated technology into the contemporary processing lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2008
    Inventor: Robert William Erickson