Patents Examined by Steven B. McAllister
  • Patent number: 10971905
    Abstract: A switchgear enclosure includes an exterior housing. A plurality of compartments within the exterior housing includes at least a first switching device compartment, a bus compartment, and a first cable compartment. A plurality of interior partitions arranged to subdivide the exterior housing into the plurality of compartments includes at least a first partition between the first switching device compartment and the first cable compartment, and a second partition between the bus compartment and the first cable compartment. An exhaust system includes a vent path structure arranged within the exterior housing to at least partially surround the bus compartment and the first cable compartment, a channel formed between the vent path structure and the exterior housing, and a first vent device in the first partition. The first vent device is configured to fluidically connect the first switching device compartment to the channel via the vent path structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Samir Rajauria, Ayyappa Reddy Jakkireddy, Guru Moorthy Kurra, Lenin Pokkula, Steven Edward Meiners
  • Patent number: 10967704
    Abstract: A climate system for providing air to a cab of a vehicle includes a first conduit, an outlet end of the first conduit being adapted to be arranged inside of the cab, a pressurized air source, an inlet end of the first conduit being connected to the pressurized air source for supplying compressed air into the cab by the first conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Jerker Kjille
  • Patent number: 10966568
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an air-based fryer apparatus (10) for preparing food. The apparatus (10) comprises a base part (12) comprising an upper support (14) and a gearing system (16) to generate a rotation force around a vertical rotation axis (18). The apparatus (10) further comprises a container (20) arranged on the upper support (14) and a food basket (22) with an air-permeable bottom part (24). The food basket is placed inside the container (20) such that a lateral gap (26) is arranged between walls of the container and walls of the food basket (22), and such that a bottom gap (32) is arranged between the bottom part of the container and said air-permeable bottom part (24). The apparatus (10) further comprises an upper lid device (34) arranged on top of the container (20). The upper lid device comprises a system (36) with primary heating means (38) and air ventilation means (40) for generating a flow of hot air in the lateral gap (26), in the bottom gap (32), and in the food basket (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventor: Marcel Sladecek
  • Patent number: 10969122
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an air conditioner. The air conditioner includes a housing having an inlet and an outlet, and having a first guide surface forming the outlet and a second guide surface facing the first guide surface provided therein, a heat exchanger configured to heat-exchange air suctioned through the inlet, a blower fan configured to suction air from the inlet, heat-exchange the air by passing air through the heat exchanger, and discharge air toward the outlet, and an airflow control unit provided to be movable between a first position adjacent to one end portion of the outlet from which air is discharged and a second position spaced apart from the end portion of the outlet from which air is discharged, and protruding from the first guide surface or the second guide surface when the airflow control unit placed at the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Do Hoon Kim, Kyoung Rock Kim, Jong Youb Kim, Jung Ho Kim, Je Myung Moon, Jae Hyoung Sim, Joon Ho Yoon, Bu Youn Lee, Jung Dae Lee, Bum Jang
  • Patent number: 10969136
    Abstract: A system for use with a manhole vault having an internal atmosphere, and, optionally, with a ventilation stack connecting the vault to an external atmosphere. The system includes a manhole cover, a ventilation pipe, and an air moving assembly. The cover has one or more through-holes extending between top and bottom surfaces. Each of the through-hole(s) is in fluid communication with the external atmosphere at the top surface. The pipe has a through-channel that extends between first and second openings. The first opening is positioned proximal to either an opening into the ventilation stack or at least one of the through-hole(s) at the bottom surface of the cover. The second opening is positioned in the interior of the vault. The device is configured to cause a portion of one of the interior and external atmospheres to flow through the through-channel toward a different one of the interior and external atmospheres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NOVINIUM, INC.
    Inventors: Glen J. Bertini, Donald R. Songras, Mark Newton, James Steele
  • Patent number: 10969121
    Abstract: The invention relates to a supply air device (200) comprising an outflow structure that increases air circulating efficiency of the supply air device (200). The outflow structure comprises an outflow channel structure and a nozzle structure. The outflow channel (210, 211) is arranged to be fixed in a distance from the nozzle and on a side of the supply air device (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Alme Solutions OY
    Inventor: Jari Heinovaara
  • Patent number: 10962253
    Abstract: A system for circulating air inside a manhole vault. The system includes an air-moving device in fluid communication with the manhole vault and configured to circulate the air inside the manhole vault to prevent a concentration of combustible gasses or to enhance cooling therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: NOVINIUM, INC.
    Inventors: Glen J. Bertini, Mark Newton, Donald R. Songras, James Steele
  • Patent number: 10962234
    Abstract: A cooking appliance having an improved heater installation structure. A cooking appliance includes a cavity, a heater disposed below the cavity, and a heater installation member provided to mount the heater, wherein the heater installation member includes a first heater installation member provided below the cavity so that the heater is detachable therefrom, and a second heater installation member detachably coupled to a rear portion of the first heater installation member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Hyeong Jin Jang, Han Jun Sung, Yu Jeub Ha, Nok Ho Bae, Duck Jin Sung, Min Ho Yun, Yong Seok Jang, Ji Ho Jeong
  • Patent number: 10962225
    Abstract: An adjustable neck for a vent cap includes a housing having a mount and a cylindrical body, where the cylindrical body includes an inner surface. The adjustable neck also includes adjustable straps arranged to form an adjustable inner diametrical surface disposed radially inward from the cylindrical body of the housing, relative to a central axis of the adjustable neck. The adjustable inner diametrical surface is configured to engage an outer pipe surface. The adjustable straps are coupled to the inner surface of the cylindrical body. The adjustable neck also includes legs coupled to the adjustable straps and to the mount, where the cylindrical body is configured to be rotated relative to the mount and the legs to adjust a dimension of the adjustable inner diametrical surface to correspond to the outer pipe surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Cardinal IP Holding, LLC
    Inventors: Vikas A. Patil, Vijay Singh Choudhary, Rajesh D. Vyas, Anup T. Kole, A K S Manian
  • Patent number: 10960795
    Abstract: An air conditioning device for a vehicle seat, comprising at least one air distribution module (1) having at least one air distribution chamber which is open on the top side (4) opposite the carrier layer (6), and wherein the carrier layer (6) has at least one extension section (12) which projects beyond the part of the carrier layer that is not covered by the bottom side of the insert and can be used for mounting a fan, a fan housing or a fan bracket on the air distribution module (1), by at least surface parts of the extension section (12) surrounding at least partially the fan and/or a fan housing and/or the fan bracket. The extension section (12), or a respective tab (13) as part of the extension section (12), is provided with at least one adhesive layer (18) on its top and/or bottom side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: I.G. BAUERHIN GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Bauer, Felix Henss, Saskia Bialek, Thorsten Schleucher, Jochen Michelmann
  • Patent number: 10953729
    Abstract: A device for controlling the air flow from an air outlet of a heating and/or ventilation and/or air-conditioning system of a motor vehicle. The air outlet has an air discharge opening which is for discharging air into an inner vehicle space and over which there extends at least one elongate slat which can be pivoted about a longitudinal axis in order to influence an air flow flowing through the air discharge opening and whose pivot position can be adjusted by at least one adjustment mechanism which is coupled to the slat. At least one actuation mechanism, which is fitted to a vehicle seat when the vehicle seat is mounted in the inner vehicle space, moves into mechanical operational engagement with the adjustment mechanism and brings about an adjustment of the at least one slat in accordance with a position of the vehicle seat with respect to the inner vehicle space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ger Anthony Cronin, Simon Arnold, Gregor Whelan, Peter Durston
  • Patent number: 10957563
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reducing contamination on reflective mirrors disposed on chamber walls in a millisecond anneal system are provided. In one example implementation, the reflective mirrors can be heated by one or more of (1) heating the fluid in the closed fluid system for regulating the temperature of the reflective mirrors; (2) electrical cartridge heater(s) or heater ribbon(s) attached to the reflective mirrors; and/or (3) use of lamp light inside the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignees: Mattson Technology, Inc., Beijing E-Town Semiconductor Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Joachim Janisch, Manuel Mueller
  • Patent number: 10955192
    Abstract: A dental furnace having closed or closeable firing chamber (12), which is surrounded by thermal insulation (20) and which comprises at least one inlet terminal (22) and at least one outlet terminal (24). Via said two terminals, a gas, especially air, may be passed through the firing chamber (12) and/or may be discharged from the firing chamber (12), wherein a vacuum source (44) is provided, which is in direct or indirect communication with the outlet terminal (24) and via which the outlet terminal (24) may be set under vacuum pressure. At the outlet terminal (24), an especially T-shaped or Y-shaped connector (26) is attached. The connector (26) comprises two entrance ports (32, 24) and an exit (40), wherein the exit (40) is in communication with the vacuum source (44) and a first entrance port is in communication with the firing chamber (12), and especially is flange-mounted at the outlet terminal (24) thereof, and a second entrance port (34) is in communication with ambient air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Rudolf Jussel, Manuel Schlegel
  • Patent number: 10955143
    Abstract: A residential and commercial hot water and steam boiler safety system and device that includes at least one hollow pipe, with one plugged or sealed end and a fitting on the other end for connecting the pipe in a substantially vertical mounting position, and at least one two float switch disposed in the pipe and electrically connected in series with a limit switch in the boiler, where the pipe is adopted for the flow and accumulation of water, so that float switch activates as the pipe fills with water and shuts off the boiler by turning off the gas valve, promoting safer boiler and steam boiler operation. Additional float switches positioned above or below in the hollow pipe may provide additional functions, such as a warning light and sound to the owner, or a notification via a telephone or cell phone system or through the home network or Wi-Fi system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Louis Martire
  • Patent number: 10955133
    Abstract: A method for flame straightening is disclosed, wherein acetylene with oxygen is combusted by means of a burner to yield a flame, and the flame is directed onto a workpiece so as to heat the workpiece, wherein an electric field is applied between the burner and the non-melting workpiece which is electrically conductive, or the electric field is applied between the burner and a non-melting electrode arranged on the non-melting workpiece side to reduce NOx emission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Ernst Miklos, Ronald Steusloff
  • Patent number: 10948216
    Abstract: A ventilation device including a housing including at least one horizontal louver and at least one vertical louver in an arrangement nested into each other in a cross over pattern; and a regulation device which controls at least one flow out direction, wherein the at least one horizontal louver and the at least one vertical louver are respectively supported in the housing so that the at least one vertical louver is pivotable about a vertical pivot axis and the at least one horizontal louver is pivotable about a horizontal pivot axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: GRAMMER Interior Components GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Roth, Pierre Stehle, Gunter Link
  • Patent number: 10941963
    Abstract: An absorber system solves problems of known absorber systems for use in solar fields in that the absorber tube is suspended on a rail below an absorber cover. The design also makes it possible to move measuring and cleaning robots and the like along the absorber tube more and allows the absorber tube and the secondary reflector to be jointly suspended, whereby an exact mutual alignment between the two components is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: FRENELL GmbH
    Inventors: Max Mertins, Nicolaus Lemmertz, Moritz Naumann
  • Patent number: 10935276
    Abstract: A portable enclosure is configured to mix room air with a controlled amount of exterior air via one or more flexible conduits disposed between the enclosure and an exterior window. At least one flexible conduit is connected to a barrier structure which is designed for sealable placement within the window. One or more mixing dampers are employed to control the amount of exterior air supplied to the enclosure. An air moving device delivers exterior air in controlled amounts to the enclosure which is designed to be movable so that a more desirable (fresher, cooler, and more contaminant free) stream of air is deliverable to the personal space of an occupant to satisfy ventilation and temperature requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventor: Steven Michalski
  • Patent number: 10933722
    Abstract: A conditioning device for a ventilation intake, the conditioning device having a frame with a mounting side, an access side, and a plurality of walls coupled between the mounting side and the access side. The mounting side defines a ventilation intake opening that is configured to receive at least a portion of the ventilation intake. The access side defines an access opening. An access panel has coupling features for removably coupling the access panel to the frame, where the access opening of the frame is accessible when the access panel is removed from the frame. The conditioning device is configured to cover the ventilation intake. At least one inlet is defined within at least one of the frame and the access panel and air enters the conditioning device through the at least one inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Wacko Products LLC
    Inventor: Darrell J. Abts
  • Patent number: 10928094
    Abstract: An air register includes a grating, a frame, and magnets. The frame has side and end walls and is sized to fit in a register boot. The walls extend substantially orthogonally from a rear face of the grating. The magnets are disposed substantially flush with an outside face of each of the walls for magnetically retaining the air register in register boots at least partially formed of one or more magnetic materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel Mazzuca, Stacie Mazzuca