Patents Examined by Steven J. Ganey
  • Patent number: 10723051
    Abstract: An air freshener has a rigidifying core defining a central axis, and an outer portion or sleeve contacting the core that is formed from one or more fragrance loaded polymers. Together, the core and outer portion are shaped to surround a first axis perpendicular to the central axis. The air freshener is made by injection molding a first shot of at least one polymer material to form the core, and injection molding a second shot of at least one polymer material incorporating one or more fragrance materials over or onto or into at least a portion of the core. The second shot of polymer material may be stretched about the portion of the core during injection molding, and may flow into a first hole formed in the core at or near the core distal end, and fills a second hole formed in the core at or near the core proximal end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Brandywine Product Group International, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank M. Lesniak, Kyle Brandenburg, John R. Hickman
  • Patent number: 10723572
    Abstract: A distribution head of a gravimetric loading system for spreadable bulk materials with a rotatably driven spreader plate, which is composed of a bottom side base plate, which is connected in the central region with the one end of a drive shaft and on which a number of blades evenly distributed on the circumference and with their blade edges approximately in a radially outward direction is arranged. The blade edges of blades are interrupted in the direction of the central axial drive shaft and thus a ring channel extending in the axial direction and free from structures is formed, which channel forms an additional filling and receiving space for the bulk material to be distributed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Zeppelin Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Hermann Baier, Stefan Bier, Christiane Preiss, Amelie Vollmer, Guido Winkhardt
  • Patent number: 10721876
    Abstract: A conversion is provided to adapt a salt truck spreading apparatus to a mulch blowing delivery system by replacing a centrifugal spreader with an air lock and blower while providing means to address clogs in the feeding of mulch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: David Schmutz
  • Patent number: 10721924
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sprayer of the type comprising a turbine generating an air flow that is conveyed through a main duct to a distributor from where the air flow is conveyed through ports to a plurality of secondary ducts which direct the air flow to the exterior, bringing same into contact with the product mixture metered by nozzles located in the area through which the outgoing air stream flows, where the invention is characterised in that the air flow from the secondary ducts can be regulated by means of opening and closure elements that operate in a coordinated manner with at least one overflow channel, such as to help maintain a constant pressure inside the air ducts, preventing air from flowing back to the turbine, which could alter the operating conditions selected for the equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Pulverizadores Fede, S.L.
    Inventors: Federico Pérez Salvador, Lars Torsten Berger
  • Patent number: 10722914
    Abstract: A dispense tip constructed and arranged to communicate with a material dispensing pump comprises an elongated neck and a molded base having a first portion and a second portion opposite the first portion. The neck extends from the first portion of the base. The second portion is constructed and arranged to abut an outlet surface of the pump. An outermost region of the second portion of the base includes a compressible fluid-tight surface that compliantly conforms to the outlet surface when the dispense tip is mounted to the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: DL Technology, LLC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey P. Fugere
  • Patent number: 10718304
    Abstract: It is prevented that residual fuel left in the vicinity of an injection nozzle outlet is carbonized to cause adherence of the carbonized fuel as deposit and changing of a spray pattern or an injection flow rate. A fuel injection valve includes a seat portion on which a valve body is seated and a seat portion in which an injection hole for injecting fuel downstream from the seat portion is formed, in which a concave surface denting in a direction opposite to a fuel injecting direction is formed on an outer peripheral side away from the injection hole at an end face located downstream of the seat member, and the concave surface is formed such that a material surface in an outer peripheral region has a larger wettability for the fuel than in an inner peripheral region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Eiji Ishii, Kazuki Yoshimura, Taisuke Sugii
  • Patent number: 10716268
    Abstract: A strip is provided for distributing water that is provided at an inner surface of a drip irrigation hose. The strip for distributing water having a repetitive labyrinth segment, wherein a plurality of profiles are provided at the base of the strip, the labyrinth segment comprises: a water input section; a regulating section arranged downstream from the water input section, wherein the regulating section is provided to regulate water flow rate of the strip in response to water pressure of a hose; a discharge section arranged downstream from the regulating section, wherein the discharge section is provided with deflection-resistant reinforcement means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: THE MACHINES YVONAND SA
    Inventor: Ahai Loebinger
  • Patent number: 10710104
    Abstract: A liquid flow device to receive fluid and laminarize the fluid flow. The liquid flow device includes a jet nozzle assembly to receive the fluid and direct the fluid through a plurality of jet channels and a flow disruptor assembly to receive the fluid from the jet nozzle assembly to generate a flow path of the fluid. The liquid flow device also includes a chamber assembly connected to the flow disruptor to receive the fluid from the flow disruptor assembly and an outlet assembly, open to an external environment to receive the fluid from the chamber assembly and output the fluid with a laminar flow pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: EEMAX, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Robert Jurczyszak, Lejsan Jusufi, Curtis Keohane, Christopher Mark Hayden, Sergiu Gabriel Mihu
  • Patent number: 10710793
    Abstract: Provided is a simple-structured aerosol nozzle capable of mixing a plurality of contents uniformly and ejecting the same, and moreover leaving only a small amount of contents inside the flow passage after ejection. An aerosol nozzle 100 includes a nozzle lower part 120 that fits with a plurality of stems 103, and a nozzle upper part 110. At least one of an upper abutment surface 122 of the nozzle lower part 120 and a lower abutment surface 112 of the nozzle upper part 110 has a converging groove 126 that forms a plurality of converging passages 131 that connect openings of stem-communicated passages 123 and an opening of a mixing passage 111 when the nozzle lower part 120 and nozzle upper part 110 are fitted with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOYO AEROSOL INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hirokazu Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10695597
    Abstract: A method of and apparatus for making and applying a clean fire and smoke inhibiting slurry composition containing clean fire inhibiting chemicals, and cellulose or wood fiber, mixed with water and other additives, on surfaces including ground surfaces in advance of wild fire, to blanket grounds from wildfire ignition, and also application over smoldering ambers and ashes to prevent re-ignition while reducing (i) the use of significant amounts of water, (ii) the production of toxic run off water, and (iii) toxic smoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: M-FIRE HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Conboy
  • Patent number: 10694667
    Abstract: A spreader arrangement for an agricultural harvester includes a frame, a pair of spreader discs carried by the frame, and a material deflector. The spreader discs are generally horizontally arranged and rotatable in a counter rotating manner. The material deflector includes at least one deflector arm and a vertical pivoting mechanism interconnecting the at least one deflector arm with the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CNH INDUSTRIAL AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Clay A. Reinecke, Brett Gutknecht, Justin L. Montenguise, Nicholas S. Shane
  • Patent number: 10695788
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a decorative cup. The decorative cup includes a shell. A water pump apparatus is disposed in the shell. The water pump apparatus includes a water pump shell. A motor is disposed in the water pump shell. A shock absorption layer is disposed between the motor and an inner surface of the water pump shell. Through the arrangement of the shock absorption layer, the vibration during operation of the motor can be absorbed effectively, so that the motor is operated more efficiently and the motor is operated more quietly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Yanyan Shang
  • Patent number: 10688511
    Abstract: A spray gun reservoir connector system. The system includes a reservoir lid, a spray gun inlet, and complementary first and second connector formats. The first and second connector formats are provided with one of either the lid or the spray gun inlet. The first format includes a plurality of retention structures each defining a capture region. The retention structures are collectively arranged in a circular pattern. The second format includes a plurality of lock structures each including a shim body configured to selectively interface with the capture regions. The connector formats are configured to provide wedged engagement between the lock structures and corresponding ones of the retention structures upon rotation of the spray gun inlet relative to the lid. The lid may include a spout. The retention and lock structures are radially spaced outside of the spout, and the spout may have an inner diameter of not less than 22 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Anna M. Hegdahl, Stephen C. P. Joseph, Alexander T. Ebertowski, Andrew R. Henry
  • Patent number: 10689184
    Abstract: A wrist mounted toy is described wherein a pressurized canister containing a string foam compound, or other pressurizable liquid with mid to low viscosity, is attached to a vessel containing a check valve. A geared-trigger mechanism allows for the user to expel the fluid at a pressure and rate dependent on the pressure he or she places on the lever. Additionally, the actions of removing and replacing the air and fluid canisters provide the user with a more interactive experience compared to a simple load and shoot toy. Many variations can be adapted to the toy to allow for a wide range of uses. The toy allows the user to enjoy a device which resembles the Marvel character's shooter more closely and discharge the fluid to quite a distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Jayesh Shah
  • Patent number: 10688514
    Abstract: Control method and apparatus for a manual spray gun includes display that is disposed on the spray gun and that provides information to an operator about one or more coating operation parameters. An auxiliary trigger may be used that enables an operator to makes selections of one or more coating operation parameters. The display and auxiliary trigger together permit an operator to make selections without having to divert attention or field of view away from the spray gun or the coating area, especially during a coating operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Brian Mather, Jeffrey A. Perkins
  • Patent number: 10688518
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of manufacturing a vibratable head (1) for an aerosol generator (2), the vibratable head (1) comprising a support member (4), a vibratable membrane (6) supported by the support member (4) and a vibrator (8) configured to vibrate the vibratable membrane (6). The method comprises the steps of providing the support member (4), roughening a surface portion (10) of the support member (4) by laser structuring, applying an adhesive (9) to at least a part of the roughened surface portion (10) of the support member (4) and attaching at least one element to the support member (4) by at least a portion of the adhesive (9). Further, the invention relates to a vibratable head (1) manufactured by this method, an aerosol generator (2) comprising such a vibratable head (1) and a method of manufacturing such an aerosol generator (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: PARI Pharma GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Lukas Anzenberger, Nicole Brune, Durdica Benko
  • Patent number: 10688214
    Abstract: A volatile substance evaporation element including a rod impregnated with volatile substances, the rod being made of sintered wood. The porosity of the rod varies between its core and its surface, the porosity of said rod being lower on its surface than in its core, making it possible to increase the capacity of the core of the evaporation element to act as a receptacle for volatile substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ZOBELE HOLDING SPA
    Inventors: Alessio Dalser, Andrea Pedrotti, Stefano Deflorian, Cedric Morhain, Joaquim Llorente Alonso
  • Patent number: 10675491
    Abstract: A Christmas tree fire extinguishing system is provided, wherein an automatically initiated fire extinguishing agent is contained within a housing below the tree and a plurality of smoke and heat sensors communicate to a control unit. The control unit controls the trigger and interprets the sensor signals, while also sending signals to a communications system upon a fire event to notify the homeowner and/or the local fire authorities. In combination with the fire extinguishing agent, the system can monitor the tree and alert property authorities in the event of a fire to prevent home fires and major property damage. Also provided is an audible fire alert for those in the home, wherein a sound generator is energized if smoke or fire is detected to warn those in the immediate vicinity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Inventor: William E. Dyson, III
  • Patent number: 10677209
    Abstract: In an injection hole set, primary and secondary injection holes are formed to satisfy the following relationship: ???t1+?t2?0.87×P{circumflex over (?)}0.52, where ? (deg) is an injection-hole-to-injection-hole angle, which is an angle formed between a primary central axis of the primary injection hole and a secondary central axis of the secondary injection hole; ?t1 (deg) is a primary taper angle, which is an angle formed between outlines of a primary injection hole inner wall of the primary injection hole in a cross section of the primary injection hole inner wall; ?t2 (deg) is a secondary taper angle, which is an angle formed between outlines of a secondary injection hole inner wall of the secondary injection hole in a cross section of the secondary injection hole inner wall; and P (MPa) is an average pressure of the fuel in a fuel passage at a time of injecting the fuel from the injection holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Noritsugu Kato
  • Patent number: 10661289
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a device for making charged nanoparticles, the device includes: an atomizer configured to atomize a solution into micro-scaled droplets; a first electrode and a second electrode substantially parallel with and spaced from each other, a power supply configured to apply a voltage between the first electrode and the second electrode, at least one first through-hole is defined on the first electrode and at least one second through-hole is defined on the second electrode to allow the micro-scaled droplets to pass through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiang Jin, Jiang-Tao Wang, Peng Liu, Yang Wei, Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan