Patents Examined by Sean E. Conley
  • Patent number: 11065082
    Abstract: Method for treating a service water supply unit of a dental treatment unit, wherein the method has the following sequence of treatment steps: cleaning the service water supply unit using a cleaning agent, preferably a cleaning liquid or a cleaning foam; disinfecting the service water supply unit using a disinfecting agent, preferably a disinfecting liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: BLUE SAFETY GMBH
    Inventors: Jan Papenbrock, Sebastian Fischer, Christian Mönninghoff
  • Patent number: 11065359
    Abstract: A deodorization module and a storage device including the deodorization module. A deodorization module includes: a housing; a suction opening formed on the lower surface of the housing to allow external air to be suctioned therethrough; a fan disposed at the suction opening to suction the air; a discharge opening for discharging the air, which has been suctioned by the fan, to the outside of the housing; a photocatalytic bar disposed between the fan and the discharge opening; and a light source module, which includes a light source substrate and an ultraviolet light source and irradiates an ultraviolet ray to the photocatalytic bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hak Jeong, Ji Won Kim, Byeong Cheol Ju, Sang Cheol Shin, Woong Ki Jung
  • Patent number: 11058783
    Abstract: A UV sterilization device may include a housing defining a cavity therein, and having a door configured to permit access to the cavity, and trays carried within the cavity, each tray configured to receive a mobile wireless communications device. The UV sterilization device may include UV CBAs carried within the cavity respectively adjacent the trays, each UV CBA having LED UV sources configured to irradiate the mobile wireless communications device with UV radiation. The UV sterilization device may include a controller configured to selectively power one or more of the UV CBAs for disinfecting the mobile wireless communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Seal Shield, LLC
    Inventor: Christian Davis
  • Patent number: 11058786
    Abstract: Medical containers are provided, wherein the containers may be used to transport medical devices. The medical container can include a front panel, a rear panel, and a lower panel cooperating to form a cavity. The lower panel may include an absorbent material. The medical container may also include one or more absorbent band members disposed around at least a portion of the circumference of the cavity. An insert portion including a front panel, a rear panel, and a lower panel may be coupled to or disposed within the medical container. The insert portion may be formed from an absorbent material. Methods of using the medical containers are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Hopkinson, Doug Hales, Daniel Hadley, Dylan Neyme, John William Hall, Jeremy Snow, Tyler David Rees, Abbe M. Smith
  • Patent number: 11058790
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus capable of controlling the air purification performance of a photocatalytic filter according to an air volume of a blowing fan and a concentration of a specific gas. An electronic apparatus having a deodorizing performance recovery function of a photocatalytic filter. The electronic apparatus includes a blowing fan, a filter apparatus configured to purify air introduced by the blowing fan and a controller configured to adjust a current applied to the filter apparatus, wherein the filter apparatus comprises a light emitting module to which a plurality of light emitting portions configured to output ultraviolet light is mounted, a photocatalytic filter provided to face the light emitting portion and a support frame configured to support the light emitting module and the photocatalytic filter to be apart from each other by a predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Hong Kwan Cho, Jee Yong Kim, Ah Hyun Bae, Myung Ju Shin, Il Yong Cho
  • Patent number: 11058787
    Abstract: An ornamental including first and second elongate members, a transverse member, and a reservoir. The first elongate member having an inner side and an opposing outer side. The second elongate member having an outer side and an opposing inner side facing the inner side of the first elongate member. The transverse member having a first end connected directly to a first end of the first elongate member and a second end connected directly to a first end of the second elongate member. The reservoir affixed to the second end of the first elongate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Pamela Gass
  • Patent number: 11045567
    Abstract: A mobile body is configured to travel an area optionally over a surface inside an aircraft cabin. Components comprise at least one of a UVC protective shield, the shield selectively providing a multisided enclosure that selectively envelopes and/or separates the operator from the UVC in the surrounding environment. A source of UV radiation is mounted to the mobile body and configured to direct UV radiation to the surface at a predetermined dosage. At least two articulated arms are mounted to the mobile body, and UV lamps mounted respectively on the arms. The mobile body is a trolley or cart for negotiating an area optionally an aircraft aisle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: DIMER, LLC
    Inventor: Arthur Kreitenberg
  • Patent number: 11040122
    Abstract: A scent dispensing device is provided that includes a plurality of containers, each containing a different scent ingredient; a driving system configured to separately cause each of the plurality of containers to dispense a quantity of the respective scent ingredient; and a delivery system configured to transport any dispensed quantities from the scent containers to a common receiving area for dispensing onto to a single medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventors: Henri Samain, Franck Giron
  • Patent number: 11040271
    Abstract: A device and methods for intermixing playing cards in a card stack used in casino gaming. The device includes a card-edge lifting structure for lifting the edges of adjacent sub-stacks of playing cards and two push surfaces which translate the sub-stacks closer. When the cards from the adjacent sub-stacks slip past the shaft of the card-edge lifting structure, the cards fall and interleave. The cards are “squared up” and repositioned, completing the card intermixing cycle. The card stack goes through a plurality of card intermixing cycles to obtain the necessary card randomness. Because the card falling is only being acted upon by gravity, the device is simple and compact. A number of embodiments that change the card falling characteristics and the randomness of the card stack are described. A card funnel is further described that allows a card stack to be “squared up” prior to the card intermixing process, minimizing the misalignment of the card stack and potential failures in the card intermixing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventor: Randy D. Sines
  • Patent number: 11041592
    Abstract: Purpose of the present invention is to provide a basic structure for a LED lamp, that is comprised of an aluminum core circuit board, and a base combination of violet-blue LEDs emitting visible electromagnetic radiation which wavelength has a peak that is comprised in given intervals, and that, because of the technical and constructive characteristics of the device, will allow it to break down the microbial load present in any environment, without creating any adverse or dangerous effects for human beings or animals that live there.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Nextsense S.R.L.S.
    Inventors: Carmelo Raffaele Cartiere, Rosario Valles
  • Patent number: 11034566
    Abstract: A sterilization process transition method of switching from an SIP process to a product sterilization process in an apparatus including piping that feeds a product into a filling machine through a heating sterilization part. The process sterilizes the piping before a filling operation, and the product sterilization process sterilizes the product to be filled. An F value is calculated from temperature and flowrate data on a fluid flowing in the heating sterilization part that are obtained from temperature sensors and flowmeters disposed in the product filling apparatus at predetermined time intervals. The temperature and flowrate at two or more predetermined positions in the product filling apparatus are adjusted from a set temperature and a set flowrate for the SIP process to a set temperature and a set flowrate for the product sterilization process while preventing the F value from becoming lower than a predetermined value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Hayakawa, Takaharu Hirooka, Seiji Kuwano
  • Patent number: 11027034
    Abstract: This invention relates to systems, methods, and disinfecting compositions for spraying onto surfaces to be sanitized or disinfected. Methods may include providing an aqueous hypohalite disinfecting composition, and providing a spraying system that may include a hand-held spray nozzle through which the composition is sprayed during use, and a pump and associated tubing for conveying the composition to the hand-held spray nozzle. The tubing may be specifically selected to exhibit at least a 65% recovery (no more than 35% loss) of hypohalite after 24 hours of contact between the composition and the tubing. The method may further include conveying the composition from the reservoir to the spray nozzle, and spraying the composition through the nozzle, e.g., onto the target surface. A related system may include similar components. A dilute hypohalite disinfecting composition may be provided for use with the system and/or method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Barbara Ekerdt, William L. Smith, John Glauber
  • Patent number: 11007379
    Abstract: A portable device for the decontamination of a breast. The aim of the device is to reduce the risk of mastitis, even when the patient has a medicament incompatibility. For this purpose, the invention includes a decontamination unit which decontaminates the breast at least by means of a physical method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Carag AG
    Inventors: Peter Hartmann, Michael Larsson, Kuno Limacher, Jerome Bernhard, Lukas Christen, Simona Wiedmer, Daniel Napoletano
  • Patent number: 11007288
    Abstract: A method and associated apparatus for disinfecting at least one banknote, each banknote including a substrate, visual data, and a security feature, including disposing the at least one banknote in an oxygen-free environment, and exposing the at least one banknote to a temperature and for a duration sufficient to disinfect the at least one banknote and not compromise the security feature and the visual data, where to disinfect the at least one banknote includes to significantly deactivate, kill, or eliminate one or more pathogens from the at least one banknote.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Spectra Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Nabil Lawandy
  • Patent number: 11007291
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments of the present disclosure can provide an apparatus and method for generating at least one radiation can be provided. The exemplary apparatus and/or method can selectively kill and/or affect at least one virus. For example, a radiation source first arrangement can be provided which is configured to generate at least one radiation having one or more wavelengths provided in a range of about 200 nanometers (nm) to about 230 nm, and at least one second arrangement can be provided which is configured to prevent the at least one radiation from having any wavelength that is outside of the range can be provided or which can be substantially harmful to cells of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Gerhard Randers-Pehrson, David Jonathan Brenner, Alan Bigelow
  • Patent number: 11006648
    Abstract: A conveyor system and related methods of operation for using two or more conveyors to treat at least two separate sides of food items with a chemical intervention solution. The conveyor system can include two or more conveyors arranged in an angled relationship relative to a horizontal plane such that a first side of a food material is presented on a first conveyor and a second side of the food material is presented on a second conveyor. A chemical intervention system including two or more spray assemblies can apply a suitable chemical intervention solution to the first and second sides of food. The two or more conveyors can be arranged at an angle from 20-45 degrees relative to a common horizontal plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Zee Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Bullard, Jonathon R. Bullard, Battle Glascock, James A. Faller, William J. Guinn
  • Patent number: 11007290
    Abstract: A rover device for sanitizing spacecraft that emits germicidal ultraviolet light with means for sensing and directing rover location, orientation, velocity, trajectory and path is disclosed. Rather, the disclosed embodiment is a rover that uses propellers more in the fashion of a thruster on a satellite which uses short bursts to control satellite position in three translational planes and three rotational axes. Unlike a thruster, the propeller can be reversed, allowing motion in either direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: DIMER, LLC
    Inventors: Arthur Kreitenberg, Elliot M. Kreitenberg
  • Patent number: 11000624
    Abstract: An apparatus for disease prevention includes a face covering shaped to fit under a facemask of a user. The facemask fits over the nose and the mouth of the user. An ultraviolet (“UV”) emitter is coupled to the face covering and the UV emitter is positioned to expose particles between the face covering and the facemask to UV light. The face covering is positioned between the UV emitter and the face of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Ryan L. Babcock, John W. Babcock
  • Patent number: 11000618
    Abstract: An essential oil reflux-type atomizer comprising the following structures: a chassis, housing, atomization chamber, gas pump, gas tube, gas nozzle, oil nozzle, and filter atomization mechanism. Oil and gas flow together at the gas and oil nozzles to disperse and atomize the oil in the gas flow. A heater is used to raise the temperature of the oil where it is atomized, either by heating the oil itself or by heating the gas flowing into the oil. Thus, the atomizer can have improved performance, especially with essential oils having high viscosity and molecular weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventor: Leander Lee
  • Patent number: 10994043
    Abstract: [Object] To propose a novel and improved fragrance providing device that can be reduced in size. [Solution] Provided is a fragrance providing device including: a fragrance material holding member in which a plurality of holding passages each holding a fragrance material are provided to penetrate the fragrance material holding member; and a rotation mechanism capable of relatively rotating the fragrance material holding member and a member provided with an introduction port that communicates with part of the plurality of holding passages and introduces air supplied from an airflow source to the part of the holding passages, in a manner that the part of the holding passages that communicates with the introduction port is switched.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Koya Nomoto, Shuji Fujita, Yukari Tsunoda, Tsunetoshi Samukawa