Patents Examined by Sara Clarke
  • Patent number: 6997701
    Abstract: A burner for a gas/air mixture with an inlet (2) for the gas/air mixture, wherein a jet tube (7) is located downstream of the inlet (2). The jet tube (7) has a jacket surface with a plurality of breakthroughs (8) and is surrounded radially a flame stabilizing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: GVP Gesellschaft zur Vermarketing der Porenbrennertechnik mbH
    Inventors: Jochen Volkert, Peter Goebel
  • Patent number: 6969249
    Abstract: A swirl-type internal flame recirculation burner apparatus and method as used to fire asphalt plant aggregate dryers, air heaters and calcining kilns and method includes a compressed air oil atomizer assembly. The burning and swirling fuel and primary main combustion air mixture recirculates upstream along the burner axis. The secondary main combustion air may be swirled. The burner may also be fired on gas or a combination of gas and oil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Hauck Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Marino, James J. Feese, Raymond F. Baum
  • Patent number: 6945246
    Abstract: A solar radiation reflector comprising a plurality of arms arranged in parallel, a plurality of driver mechanisms driven, respectively, by the arms, a plurality of reflectors turned, respectively, by the driven mechanisms, a plurality of reflection direction designating members connected, respectively, with the driven mechanisms to designate a predetermined direction of reflection of reflectors, respectively, a common link for turning the arms simultaneously, and a drive mechanism for driving the common link to direct the arms in parallel with the incident direction of solar radiation, and a solar energy system comprising the solar radiation reflector and a solar energy converter. The driven mechanisms driven simultaneously by the driving mechanism through the common link and the arms so that the reflectors may reflect solar radiation, respectively, toward specified directions turn the reflectors, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Inventor: Mikio Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 6945770
    Abstract: The invention relates to an electric fuel dosing pump (2) of a heating device (1), especially a water heating device in the form of a an auxiliary heater or an independent heating device of an automobile, having a control device (5) for controlling the dosing pump and optionally the heating device. The invention is characterized in that hydraulic/pneumatic states (Z) and parameters (F, N) of the fuel medium are detected in a signal detector (6) by means of the electrical behavior of the fuel dosing pump (2), especially the flow rate, and evaluated in said control device (5) for regulating the dosing pump (2) and optionally the heating device (1), especially also the fan motor (3) and the ignition device (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2005
    Assignee: J. Eberspacher GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Walter Blaschke, Günter Eberspach, Dieter Götz
  • Patent number: 6941944
    Abstract: A fireback for use in domestic open fireplaces and which in use surrounds the fire bed and which extends upwardly to a throat (31) which in use connects with a chimney. The fireback (25) has walls with inner surfaces (26) that slope steadily inwardly from near its base (29) to the throat 31 decreasing the cross sectional area of the fireback, the larger area being at the level of the fire bed and smaller area being adjacent the throat 31.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2005
    Inventor: Douglas Hadfield
  • Patent number: 6938588
    Abstract: A method and device for controllably combusting combustible material, including a combustion device comprising an elongate combustion tube having an inlet section including an inlet for combustible material, an ignition section, including an igniter displaced along a length of the tube from the inlet section to ignite the combustible material, and at least one energy extraction device operatively coupled to the combustion tube and configured to extract energy from combustion of the combustible mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2005
    Assignee: Sarcos Investments, LC
    Inventors: Stephen C. Jacobsen, Marc Olivier, Clark C. Davis
  • Patent number: 6932593
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of preheating a catalyst in a catalytic heater comprising the steps of preparing a gaseous mixture of hydrogen and nitrogen in a volume ratio of between about 95% hydrogen to about 5% nitrogen and about 5% hydrogen to about 95% nitrogen and dispersing the gaseous mixture into contact with the catalyst for a period of time sufficient to raise the temperature of the catalyst to a level that will promote the flameless oxidation of a fuel gas in the presence of the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2005
    Assignee: New England Catalytic Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Chapman
  • Patent number: 6926000
    Abstract: A range hood having an improved grease collecting motor housing and improved fan and motor connection. Housing openings are defined by circular walls projecting vertically into the housing acting to collect grease within the housing. A flange depends radially outwardly from, and at an angle to, the circular wall. Air entering the housing via the fan deflects off the flange and prevents turbulent air within the housing from exiting the housing in the space located between the circular wall and the fan. The fan connection is comprised of a threaded recess in a shaft of the motor and a fan cap having a threaded bolt. The shaft is inserted through an aperture in the fan and the fan cap threadingly connected to it. A tray attachable to the housing, and defining an air intake opening has an improved mating relationship with a lower panel of the range hood.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2005
    Inventor: Peter Yeung
  • Patent number: 6923641
    Abstract: A tree shaped candle holder having at least one twisted tree wire that has a root end and a branch end. At least one bead is wrappingly connected to the tree wire adjacent to the branch end. At least one votive cup is wrappingly connected to the tree wire. A base is connected to the tree wire root end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2005
    Inventor: Aaron Tabor
  • Patent number: RE45845
    Abstract: A cutting insert for retention in a rotating cutting tool having an axis of rotation has two opposing end surfaces and a peripheral surface extending therebetween, each end surface having a mutual first axis of symmetry passing through the end surfaces about which each end surface has N-fold rotational symmetry for some value of N where N is chosen from the group consisting of 2, 3 and 4. A peripheral cutting edge is formed at the junction between each end surface and the peripheral surface, the peripheral cutting edge having N curved cutting edges merging with N straight cutting edges which extend between the curved cutting edges at extremities thereof. The curved cutting edges of the two end surfaces are not aligned in an end view of the cutting insert along the first axis of symmetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: ISCAR, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuri Men, Amir Satran
  • Patent number: RE46019
    Abstract: A tensioner including a support structure defining a pivot axis, an arm coupled to the support structure for rotation about the pivot axis, and a damping mechanism. The arm includes a cup having the damping mechanism seated therein. The damping mechanism includes a first tensioner component that is generally cup-shaped and has first ramp features on the rim thereof, a second tensioner component having second ramp features, and a damper spring coupling the first tensioner component to the second tensioner component. The first tensioner component is rotatable with the arm and the second tensioner component is non-rotatable. The damper mechanism has the first ramp features aligned with the second ramp features and rotation of the first tensioner component in a first direction moves the first ramp features relative to the second ramp features and translates the first tensioner component into damping engagement with the arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: DAYCO IP HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventor: Anthony E. Lannutti
  • Patent number: RE46029
    Abstract: A refrigerator having an improved receiving box in contact with a cover. The refrigerator includes a first receiving box, and a cover installed to come into contact with the first receiving box and adapted to be pivotally rotated as the first receiving box is pulled out or pushed in. The first receiving box includes a sidewall having a downwardly-inclined slope with respect to a front of the first receiving box. The cover is pivotally rotated downward by movement of the cover on the downwardly-inclined slope when the first receiving box is pulled out and is pivotally rotated upward when the first receiving box is pushed in. With this configuration, the refrigerator has the effect of allowing a user to easily move food stored in a plurality of receiving spaces from one receiving space to another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong Man Nam, Gi Joong Jeong
  • Patent number: RE46173
    Abstract: Garden torches, hurricane lanterns and other oil lamps can be refueled through a flexible hose terminating in a tube or hollow needle insertable into the lamp's fuel reservoir through a wick slot. This method avoids skin contact with fuel and with soot deposited on the oil lamp reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventor: Ricardo J Jorge
  • Patent number: RE46409
    Abstract: A trackable medical instrument for use in a computer assisted image guided medical and surgical navigation systems that generate images during medical and surgical procedures, includes a guide member having an emitter array for being tracked by the system and a drive shaft contained within the guide member having a proximal and a distal end, the drive shaft being rotatable within the guide member while being fixable axially inside the guide member, the proximal end of the drive shaft having a first connector for interchangeably receiving at least one drive source, and the distal end having a second connector for interchangeably receiving at least one instrument tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin T. Foley, Anthony J. Melkent, Catalina J. Carroll
  • Patent number: RE46422
    Abstract: A trackable medical instrument for use in a computer assisted image guided medical and surgical navigation systems that generate images during medical and surgical procedures, includes a guide member having an emitter array for being tracked by the system and a drive shaft contained within the guide member having a proximal and a distal end, the drive shaft being rotatable within the guide member while being fixable axially inside the guide member, the proximal end of the drive shaft having a first connector for interchangeably receiving at least one drive source, and the distal end having a second connector for interchangeably receiving at least one instrument tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic Navigation, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin T. Foley, Anthony J. Melkent, Catalina J. Carroll
  • Patent number: RE46485
    Abstract: An automotive door comprising a door trim member (10) with a map-receiving pocket (12) that is defined by a back member (16) that is secured to the door trim member and an inner member (14) that is secured to the back member with an umbrella-receiving member (18) that is accessible through the map-receiving pocket and is defined by a U-shaped member (24) that is attached to the door trim member and is adapted to receive an umbrella (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Corporation
    Inventor: Nicholas H. Augustyn
  • Patent number: RE46489
    Abstract: A mounting apparatus for a cooling device is disclosed. The mounting apparatus includes a plurality of connectors extending outwardly from the cooling device. The mounting apparatus also includes at least one mounting post coupled to the plurality of connectors and configured to mount the cooling device on a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mehmet Arik, Charles Erklin Seeley, Yogen Vishwas Utturkar, William Edward Burdick, Jr., Kunal Ravindra Goray, Stanton Earl Weaver
  • Patent number: RE46898
    Abstract: A coating of atactic polypropylene over a transparent armor substrate improves resistance to penetration while allowing convenient repair of minor abrasions and scratches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Charles M. Roland, Raymond M. Gamache
  • Patent number: RE47008
    Abstract: A spill containment system is attachable to a riser pipe with an axially moveable seal. The spill containment system allows access to a drop tube in the riser pipe via a removable liquid communication assembly. The spill containment system includes a sealed interstitial space, which remains sealed during installation, service and use of the system. The spill containment system is protected by a weather resistant cover assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Franklin Fueling Systems, LLC
    Inventor: Justin F. Kuehn
  • Patent number: RE47163
    Abstract: A baby supporting device is provided which includes a frame. The frame includes a first portion for mounting onto a wall and a second portion pivotally coupled to the first portion and rotatable between a first position and a second position. A first stop member extends from the first portion, and a second stop member extends from the second portion, such that when the second stop member engages the first stop member it stops the second portion at the second position. A first surface covers at least a portion of the first portion, and a second surface covers at least a portion of the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: BOBRICK WASHROOM EQUIPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Dikran Babikian, Branko Bem