Patents Examined by Tram A. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10773224
    Abstract: A continuous mixing apparatus for a powder/granular material and a viscous liquid, with a mixing cylinder, a shaft member which is on a central axis of the mixing cylinder and rotates inside the mixing cylinder, and a plurality of mixing paddles disposed on a surface of the shaft member, wherein the mixing cylinder is with a powder/granular material feed port on one end portion, a mixed material discharge port on the other end portion, and a viscous liquid injection unit between the powder/granular material feed port and the mixed material discharge port, and the plurality of mixing paddles are disposed on the shaft member so as to form a spiral around the central axis, the plurality of mixing paddles being, in at least a portion between the viscous liquid injection unit and the mixed material discharge port, attached to provide first rows having an attachment angle of 5° to 60°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SINTOKOGIO, LTD.
    Inventors: Takahumi Oba, Tatsuyuki Aoki, Mikio Yoshino, Taisuke Horie, Yukinori Aoki
  • Patent number: 10765771
    Abstract: A lamp includes a lamp body, an acoustics mounted in the lamp body, a light source device mounted in the lamp body, and a humidifying device mounted in the lamp body. The lamp body includes a base, a mounting seat mounted on the base, and a lampshade mounted on the mounting seat. The base has an interior provided with a water storage chamber. The acoustics is mounted in the base. The light source device is mounted on the mounting seat. The humidifying device is mounted on the mounting seat. The humidifying device includes a humidifier mounted on the mounting seat, and a water drawing stick extending through the mounting seat. The water drawing stick has a lower end extending into the water storage chamber, and an upper end connected to the humidifier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Dong Duan Jia Sheng Lighting Technology Co., Ltd. China
    Inventor: Kevin Hsu
  • Patent number: 10766013
    Abstract: This present disclosure relates to apparatuses for methylation of aromatics in an aromatics complex for producing a xylene isomer product. More specifically, the present disclosure relates to apparatuses for producing para-xylene by the selective methylation of toluene and/or benzene in an aromatics complex using processed toluene instead of crude toluene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventors: Richard A. Johnson, II, Joseph A. Montalbano, John J. Senetar
  • Patent number: 10751437
    Abstract: Closure mechanisms and seal integrity indicators for sterilization containers are provided. For example, a closure mechanism comprising at least one handle and at least two arms is provided with a sterilization container lid to apply a more uniform or evenly distributed force to a container gasket. A container body defines an inner lip on which the gasket and lid are received such that the sealing interface is recessed within the container. Further, a seal indicator may indicate whether the container is sufficiently sealed to prevent an ingress of contaminants into the container. If the container is sufficiently sealed, the seal indicator is visible, but if not, the seal indicator is not visible. Thus, the seal indicator undergoes a change in state when the sterilization container transitions from unsealed to sealed, or vice versa, such that a user may ascertain whether the container is properly sealed to maintain the container's sterility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: O&M Halyard, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony Stephen Spencer, Namita A. Mithani, Tracy J. White, Edward B. Madsen, Marshall R. Dean
  • Patent number: 10744480
    Abstract: An apparatus 100 for conducting chemical reactions in a process fluid is provided, comprising a central shaft 1 with a number of axial-radial rotors 3 mounted thereon, a plurality of stationary vanes 2 disposed upstream the rotor and a mixing space 4 disposed downstream of the rotor, wherein the mixing space is configured to convert mechanical energy imparted to the process fluid by the rotor into internal energy of said process fluid and to establish conditions for an at least one chemical reaction in the process fluid to occur. Related arrangement, method and uses of the apparatus are further provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Coolbrook Oy
    Inventors: Liping Xu, Budimir Rosic
  • Patent number: 10737228
    Abstract: Disclosed are mixing apparatus adapted to provide mixing of components in an automated analyzer. The mixing apparatus includes a reservoir configured to contain a coupling liquid, a transducer configured to be driven at a frequency and communicate with the coupling liquid, and a signal generation unit configured to provide a phase modulatable drive signal to the transducer. In some embodiments, improved patient sample and reagent mixing may be provided. Systems and methods are provided, as are other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc
    Inventors: Stephen Krufka, Antoine Haddad, Jeffrey Taylor
  • Patent number: 10730052
    Abstract: There are provided an apparatus capable of treating biological particles in a sterile state, and a treatment apparatus. An apparatus for forming a liquid flow including biological particles includes: a chamber member; a sample liquid supply portion; a sheath liquid supply portion; and a vibrating electrode member. The chamber member includes a chamber and a flow cell extending from an interior to an exterior of the chamber. The sample liquid supply portion is configured to supply a sample liquid including the biological particles into the chamber. The sheath liquid supply portion is configured to supply a sheath liquid into the chamber. The vibrating electrode member extends from the interior to the exterior of the chamber, is made of an electrically conductive material, and is configured to be capable of supplying an electric charge to the sheath liquid and the sample liquid in the chamber and propagating an ultrasonic vibration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Allied Flow, Inc.
    Inventor: Masahiko Kanda
  • Patent number: 10730818
    Abstract: A process for continuous, on-demand production of dilute acrolein liquid on-site, at or near the point of acrolein injection, by the liquid dehydration of glycerol in an improved tubular reactor where non-aqueous glycerol is combined with a heteropolyacid catalyst, including silicotungstic acid, phosphotungstic acid, or phosphomolybdic acid. The acid catalyst is evenly dissolved and dispersed in the glycerol upstream of the reactor vessel. The reaction is conducted in a tubular reactor which is heated to an elevated reaction temperature. The dilute acrolein produced in the tubular reactor is directed downstream, optionally through a liquid-liquid heat exchanger and then an air-liquid heat exchanger to reduce temperature, and then diluted prior to being injected into sulfide contaminated systems (such as oil & gas water floods, water disposal systems, producing oil wells, and fuel oil storage) via a pressure conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventor: David O. Trahan
  • Patent number: 10722818
    Abstract: [Problem] To provide a agitation/defoaming method and device with which both of uniformity in dispersion of object to be processed and reduction of air bubbles can be achieved with high precision. [Solution] Provided is a agitation/defoaming method for producing orbital and spin motions of a container containing object to be processed by a device provided with orbital and spin drive motors that can independently control the velocities of the orbital and spin motions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SHASHIN KAGAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fumihiko Takaoka, Yuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10717061
    Abstract: A fluidized gas reactor includes a system for preventing a fluidizing gas comprising a reactant from premature reaction. The fluidized gas reactor includes a reaction chamber including a particle bed; a gas distribution plate having a plurality of openings therethrough, wherein each opening opens into the reaction chamber; and a plurality of vertical fluidizing gas inlet tubes, each of the fluidizing gas inlet tubes being in fluid communication with one of the openings in the gas distribution plate. Each fluidizing gas inlet tube is configured to receive a fluidizing gas and transport the fluidizing gas to the reaction chamber. A fluidizing gas source provides a stream of the fluidizing gas to the fluidizing gas inlet tubes. A coolant system prevents the fluidizing gas from undergoing reaction before entering the reaction chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: X ENERGY, LLC
    Inventor: Howard Taery Kim
  • Patent number: 10710048
    Abstract: A co-precipitation reactor with a continuous filtering system mounted, wherein the co-precipitation reactor includes a main body accommodating a reactant for reaction therein, an input unit inputting the reactant into the main body, and a filter unit installed in the main body to filter a precursor of the precursor generated by reacting with the reactant in the main body and a reaction solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Uk Kim, Seong Bae Kim, Chang Jun Moon, Yi Rang Lim, Kyoung Wan Park, Eun Hee Kim
  • Patent number: 10710042
    Abstract: A gas delivery system and method for delivering reactants such as a first gas through a first conduit and a second gas through at least one second conduit, for example, through a plurality of second conduits. The plurality of second conduits may each have a length, wherein at least a portion of the length is entirely disposed within the first conduit. In an implementation, the first conduit may deliver carbon monoxide and the one or more second conduits may deliver carbon monoxide doped with a catalyst such as iron pentacarbonyl. The first and second gases may be introduced into a reaction vessel such as a reactor chamber and used to form carbon nanotubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Matthew J. Roode
  • Patent number: 10704559
    Abstract: A vertical pump includes: a rotary shaft; multi-stage impellers; a casing accommodating the multi-stage impellers; a mechanical seal provided in a penetration part of the casing for the rotary shaft; a balance sleeve, the balance sleeve being positioned between a final stage impeller of the multi-stage impellers and the mechanical seal in the penetration part for the rotary shaft; an intermediate chamber provided between the rotary shaft and the casing and provided on an opposite side of the multi-stage impellers across the balance sleeve in an axial direction of the rotary shaft, the intermediate chamber communicating with an intermediate stage impeller among the multi-stage impellers; a low pressure chamber provided between the rotary shaft and the casing, the low pressure chamber communicating with a low pressure side compared to the intermediate chamber; and a partition wall part dividing the intermediate chamber and the low pressure chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Funakoshi, Yasushi Ueda, Akio Maeda, Yasuhiro Koyama, Hidetoshi Fukuta, Masahide Ikunami
  • Patent number: 10688459
    Abstract: A device for mixing powders by a cryogenic fluid, characterised in that it comprises: a chamber for mixing the powders, comprising a cryogenic fluid, provided with means for forming a fluidised powder bed; a chamber for supplying powders in order to allow the powders to be introduced into the mixing chamber; a chamber for supplying cryogenic fluid in order to allow the cryogenic fluid to be introduced into the mixing chamber; a system for generating vibrations in the fluidised powder bed; and a system for controlling the system for generating vibrations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Méryl Brothier, Stéphane Vaudez
  • Patent number: 10689171
    Abstract: The present invention is a container lid to be fitted on a container having materials used for constructions and/or maintenance of a structure and container lid facilitates mixing. Moreover, container lid has at least one mixer hole that is capable for permitting a portion of mixing paddle to pass through. When container lid is positioned over container, mixing paddle is rotated power drill, operated by a user, to mix materials within the container. Also, container lid has openings for permitting material/aid for mixing like water so that material/aid reaches container and enables mixing. Container lid and container are formed from existing material boxes like paintboxes, and hence such mixing is possible at a very low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Mark R. Potash
  • Patent number: 10688506
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to foam generation and provide a novel and non-obvious insert for a foam generation apparatus. In an embodiment of the invention, an insert for a foam generator includes a cylindrical cage and a multiplicity of fins extending from an interior portion of the cage towards a longitudinal axis of the cage, and at an inclined angle relative to the axis. The insert further includes at least one pad contacting the interior portion of the cage in a volume defined by opposing sets of the fins and the interior portion of the cage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Mr. Foamer, LLC
    Inventor: James T. McClimond
  • Patent number: 10682620
    Abstract: Entrained particles from an exhaust gas stream may be removed from the gas stream with a device including a housing having a top, an inner surface, and a bottom with a hole passing therethrough, where the housing further includes an impact surface. An entrance pipe guides the exhaust gas stream into the housing toward the impact surface, and is arranged so that the entrance pipe has an inner diameter x; and the impact surface is separated from the opening of the entrance pipe by a distance y, wherein y is between 3x and ?x. An exit pipe guide the exhaust gas stream out of the housing. A receptacle is removably connected to the hole in the bottom of the housing. The impact surface diverts the exhaust gas stream from a first flow direction to a second flow direction, causing the entrained particles to fall from the exhaust gas stream into the receptacle before entering the exit pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: X ENERGY, LLC.
    Inventor: Howard Taery Kim
  • Patent number: 10683251
    Abstract: The present application relates to a bisphenol A preparation apparatus and preparation method, and provides a bisphenol A preparation apparatus and preparation method, which can increase the overall energy efficiency of a process by using an internal heating source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Tae Woo Kim, Sung Kyu Lee, Joon Ho Shin
  • Patent number: 10669486
    Abstract: The Fischer-Tropsch process can be used for the conversion of hydrocarbonaceous feed stocks into normally liquid and/or solid hydrocarbons (i.e. measured at 0° C., 1 bar). The feed stock (e.g. natural gas, associated gas, coal-bed methane, residual oil fractions, biomass and/or coal) is converted in a first step into a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide. This mixture is often referred to as synthesis gas or syngas. The present invention relates to process for preparing a paraffin product from a carbonaceous feedstock and a system for preparing a paraffin product from a carbonaceous feedstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SHELL OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Gerald Sprachmann, Paul Jason Williams, Mahesh Venkataraman Iyer
  • Patent number: 10660341
    Abstract: A counter-rotating dough making mechanism, including a drive shaft (9) that is provided with an upper dough hook assembly (1) and a lower dough hook assembly (2) is disclosed. The lower dough hook assembly (2) is preferably provided with a stir plate (3) which enhances the thorough mixing of flour during dough kneading. The upper dough hook assembly (1) and the lower dough hook assembly (2) are connected by gears (42a, 42b, 42c) so that they rotate synchronously but in the opposite direction. By the counter-rotating action of the upper dough hook assembly (1) and the lower dough hook assembly (2), the dough making process is more effective as compared to the usual single piece dough hook as used in many stand mixers. The design and construction of the disclosed counter-rotating dough making mechanism is simple, robust, and reliable, and can deliver superior performance in dough making.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Huiyang Allan Plastic & Electric Industries Co., Limited
    Inventors: Shu Sang Cheung, To Yin Pang