Patents Examined by Walter D. Griffin
  • Patent number: 10697957
    Abstract: A method of evaluating a patient's hematocrit includes collecting a sample of blood in a capillary tube, and placing the capillary tube into a centrifuge having a rotor. The centrifuge has base with a center axis and a manual rotation member. The rotor spins in response to the manual rotation member being pulled by an operator, and the rotor is coupled for rotation to the base. The rotor including a plurality of microfluidic channels. The sample of blood is separated with the centrifuge into a red blood cell portion and a plasma portion in the microfluidic channels. A diagnosis image is provided including a base line indicia, a lower normal line indicia, an upper normal line indicia and a 100 % level line indicia. The capillary tube is placed against the diagnosis image with the bottom end placed adjacent the base line indicia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Michael Rust, Joseph T. Papu, Andrew W. Browne
  • Patent number: 10688503
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hybrid rotor for a centrifuge, in particular a laboratory centrifuge, comprising a rotor base body with a receptacle side and a drive side, means for fixing a drive shaft for rotating the hybrid rotor about a rotation axis (R), at least two receptacles with an insertion opening for centrifuge containers arranged on the receptacle side of the rotor base body, a rotary bearing for rotatably mounting a swinging container being formed on at least one receptacle and a fixed bearing for fixedly mounting a fixed angle container being formed on at least one receptacle. The present invention further relates to a set for a centrifuge, comprising a hybrid rotor and at least one fixed angle container. Furthermore, the present invention relates to fixed angle container for use in a hybrid rotor or in a set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Thermo Electron LED GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Henne, Sven Stephan
  • Patent number: 10690035
    Abstract: Briefly, in one aspect, a catalytic assembly described herein comprises a module comprising at least one layer of structural catalyst bodies having an inlet face for receiving a gas stream. A diffuser assembly is arranged a distance of greater than 50 mm from the inlet face, the diffuser assembly including at least one diffuser element comprising a plurality of apertures, wherein a ratio of aperture length (L) in the gas stream flow direction to aperture hydraulic diameter (Da) is less than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Cormetech, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. Schirmer, Christian Trefzger, Steve M. Lyons, Colby A. Burtt, William D. Buynitzky, Chris E. Difrancesco
  • Patent number: 10683791
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification system has a first exhaust gas purification element, a second exhaust gas purification element, a first exhaust gas part flow duct, and a second exhaust gas part flow duct. The second exhaust gas purification element is arranged geometrically after the first exhaust gas purification element. The first exhaust gas part flow duct has a first exhaust gas passage area and the second exhaust gas part flow duct has a second exhaust gas passage area. The exhaust gas passage areas are aligned parallel to a projection plane and the first and second exhaust gas part flow ducts are arranged geometrically one after another. The two exhaust gas part flow ducts are arranged such that a partial flow channel axis that is orthogonal to the projection plane passes through the first and second exhaust gas passage areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Markus Pruss
  • Patent number: 10675640
    Abstract: A centrifugal separator is configured for cleaning of crankcase gases from an internal combustion engine. The centrifugal separator includes a rotor rotatably arranged inside a stationary housing. The stationary housing includes an inlet for crankcase gases, a gas outlet, and a liquid outlet. The rotor includes a stack of separation discs, each separation disc of the stack of separation discs having a center axis, an inner surface, and an outer surface. A circumferential inner end surface extends between the inner surface and the outer surface. The circumferential inner end surface of at least one separation disc of the stack of separation discs includes a substantially flat first surface portion extending at an angle of at least 20 degrees to the center axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB
    Inventor: Mats-Örjan Pogén
  • Patent number: 10662851
    Abstract: A pipe mixer for an aftertreatment system is described for mixing of a reductant and exhaust gas. The pipe mixer comprises a hollow body having a first end and a second end, the body surrounding a mixing channel; an injector mount positioned at the first end of the body; perforations provided on the body for entry of exhaust flow into the mixing channel; directional elements positioned on the body for directing exhaust flow towards the injector mount, the directional elements being positioned between the first end and the perforations wherein each directional element comprises an inlet formed on the body for entry of exhaust flow and a guide provided on an internal surface of the body, the guide having an outlet for exit of exhaust flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Perkins Engines Company Limited
    Inventors: Srikanth Tummala, Xiao Cang
  • Patent number: 10654049
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a centrifugal separator (1), which comprises a rotatable drum (5) having a wall (50), an annular chamber (7) defined along the longitudinal axis (49) of the rotatable drum (5) in a portion adjoining to the wall (50), wherein a mixture of substances in the liquid phase and in the solid phase is movable longitudinally through the annular chamber (7), and a discharging station (13) for discharging the solid phase. The discharging station (13) comprises a vibrating unit (300) for agitating the solid phase. The vibrating unit (300) comprises a half-drum (302) and a vibrating device (304) adapted to vibrate the half-drum (302).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: MANTOVANI & VICENTINI S.R.L.
    Inventors: Leonardo Renzo Vicentini, Albert Walraven
  • Patent number: 10639649
    Abstract: A feedback control method accounts for noise emissions of a centrifuge for the operation of a centrifuge, in particular a separator or a decanting centrifuge, for the centrifugal processing of a product, in particular for clarifying a product and/or for separating a product into different liquid phases using the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: GEA MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Fleuter, Wilfried Mackel
  • Patent number: 10641153
    Abstract: An exhaust after-treatment system that is configured to treat an exhaust produced by an engine, and includes a bypass passage including an inlet for receiving an amount of the exhaust from an exhaust passage. A first exhaust treatment component is located within the bypass passage, and a valve is located proximate the bypass passage that is configured to control the amount of the exhaust that enters the inlet of the bypass passage. A second exhaust treatment component is located in the exhaust passage downstream from the inlet of the bypass passage, wherein an outlet of the bypass passage communicates the exhaust treated by the first exhaust treatment component back to the exhaust passage at a location that is downstream from the second exhaust treatment component such that the exhaust treated by the first exhaust treatment component does not interact with the second exhaust treatment component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Tenneco Automotive Operating Company Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas M. Harris
  • Patent number: 10639588
    Abstract: An example article includes a substrate and a coating applied to the substrate. The coating may include a basic reactant and a humectant. The coating may further include a preservative or a water-soluble polymer. A coating configured to be applied to an acidic gas filter substrate may include K2CO3, potassium succinate, dehydroacetic acid, and poly(2-acrylamido-2-methyl-1-propanesulfonic acid (PAMPS). An example system includes an acidic gas filter including a coating, and a sensor configured to sense an optical change in the coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Serionix, Inc.
    Inventors: Chaoyi Ba, Weihua Zheng, Erich Diesel, James Langer, James Economy, Bita Vaezian, Xinyu He
  • Patent number: 10639650
    Abstract: A method for monitoring, controlling, and/or regulating the operation of a centrifuge, in particular a separator, during the centrifugal processing of a product, in particular when clarifying a product and/or when separating a product into different liquid phases. The centrifuge has a drum which can be rotated by a drive spindle, a drum mounting, and a drive motor. Force measurements are performed using one or more force sensors and analyzed, and an output is provided in the event of a deviation from a specified behavior and/or the analyses are used for or during the control and/or regulation of the operation of the centrifuge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: GEA MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT GmbH
    Inventors: Wilfried Mackel, Kathrin Quiter, Thomas Bathelt
  • Patent number: 10641148
    Abstract: An exhaust gas control apparatus for an internal combustion engine includes an outer tube, a downstream side catalyst held in the outer tube via a first mat, and an electric heating catalyst held in the outer tube via a second mat upstream of the downstream side catalyst. A joint of the first mat is disposed in a place other than a vertically lowermost portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Shingo Korenaga
  • Patent number: 10632419
    Abstract: A vacuum pump with abatement function is used for evacuating a chamber of a manufacturing apparatus. The vacuum pump with abatement function includes a vacuum pump having a discharge port to which one or more abatement parts for treating an exhaust gas discharged from the vacuum pump to make the exhaust gas harmless are attached. The one or more abatement parts are selected, depending on the amount and kind of the exhaust gas discharged from the vacuum pump, from plural kinds of abatement parts which have different treatment types of exhaust gas and/or different treatment amounts of exhaust gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: EBARA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiharu Nakazawa, Tetsuro Sugiura, Kohtaro Kawamura, Toyoji Shinohara, Takashi Kyotani, Keiichi Ishikawa, Seiji Kashiwagi, Yasuhiko Suzuki, Hideo Arai
  • Patent number: 10625205
    Abstract: Dry pumps are used to pump a variety of gas mixtures from the semiconductor industry. The present invention provides a liquid ring pump located between the dry pump and an abatement device to remove soluble corrosive materials prior to the exhaust gases entry to the abatement device, the work fluid exhausted from the liquid ring pump being separated from the gas prior to entry to the abatement device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Edwards Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Mark Bailey, Clive Marcus Lloyd Tunna, Jack Raymond Tattersall, Ingo Stephen Graham, Michael Roger Czerniak, Gary Peter Knight, Darren Mennie, Duncan Michael Price, Derek Martin Baker, Andrew James Seeley
  • Patent number: 10626770
    Abstract: A heat cover device of a catalytic converter for a vehicle may include a shell of the catalytic converter, and a heat cover including a left cover and a right cover that are secured to an external surface of the shell, wherein each of the left cover and the right cover includes a support cover portion which is open outwards and then exert an elastic restoring force inwards after being open outwards, and a close-contact cover portion which is circular-arc shaped to be in contact with the external surface of the shell and integrally extends to both end portions of the support cover portion to be tightly fitted and secured to the external surface of the shell due to the elastic restoring force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventor: Chun Soon Jang
  • Patent number: 10626765
    Abstract: An exhaust gas purification device includes: a substrate of wall-flow structure having an inlet cell, an outlet cell and a porous partition wall; an upstream catalyst layer provided inside the partition wall and disposed in an upstream portion, including an exhaust gas inflow end section, of the substrate; and a downstream catalyst layer provided inside the partition wall and disposed in a downstream portion, including an exhaust gas outflow end section, of the substrate. The downstream catalyst layer contains a carrier, and Rh supported on the carrier. The upstream catalyst layer contains a carrier, and Pd and/or Pt supported on the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: CATALER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Inoda, Yasutaka Nomura, Junji Kuriyama, Naoto Miyoshi, Masahiko Takeuchi, Akemi Sato
  • Patent number: 10626771
    Abstract: Disclosed is a mixing structure for spraying and mixing urea water (additive agent) into and with exhaust gas 1 flowing through a communication passage 7 (exhaust flow passage). The mixing structure is provided with a curved portion 11 in the communication passage 7 downstream of a sprayed position of the urea water as well as a depression 12 on an exit side of the curved portion 11 and formed on only one of sides of the curved portion 11 bisected by a plane into plane symmetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: HINO MOTORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Tomita, Takaomi Kamiya, Kumiko Noda
  • Patent number: 10626772
    Abstract: Unique SCR catalyst including multiple washcoat formulations with differing performance characteristics are disclosed. One exemplary embodiment is an apparatus including a catalyst substrate defining a plurality of flow channels leading from an inlet to an outlet, a first washcoat composition distributed over a first portion of the flow channels, and a second washcoat composition distributed over a second portion of the flow channels. The first washcoat composition has a lower ammonia storage density than the second washcoat composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Cummins Inc.
    Inventors: Askok Kumar, Krishna Kamasamudram, Jinyong Luo
  • Patent number: 10618061
    Abstract: A support structure for a rotation driving system having a ball balancer includes: a motor having a rotational shaft coupled to a rotational shaft of a rotor; the ball balancer provided on the rotor to reduce oscillating motion of the rotor; and a support part for coupling the motor to a housing, wherein the motor is coupled to the housing via an elastic member on a line in one direction (x-axis) perpendicular to an axial direction (z-axis) of the rotational shaft of the motor, and the motor is allowed to swing about the x-axis due to elastic deformation of the elastic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Tomy Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Soichiro Matsushima
  • Patent number: 10619543
    Abstract: A catalytic converter, including a substrate formed of an open cell carbon foam having a geometric surface area of at least about 5000 m2/m3 and a permeability of at least about 8.0 darcys, wherein the carbon foam has catalytic metals incorporated thereinto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventor: James R. Cartiglia