Patents by Inventor Alden KELSEY

Alden KELSEY has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20220316752
    Abstract: An air treatment system is disclosed that includes a modular configuration whereby a fan module, filter module, and humidifier module may couple together to provide a plurality of air treatment solutions. In more detail, the modules can stack end-to-end in a vertical configuration. The modules may electrically couple to each other via a common electrical bus and enable a controller disposed in the fan module (or other module) to control fan flow rates, direction, and humidity. The fan module can include an articulating nozzle capable of directing airflow in virtually any direction and angle about an environment. The fan module can further include an inlet arrangement that can selectively restrict external air from entering the fan module housing when the fan module is fluidly coupled to the filter module. Thus, the fan module may generate air flow from exclusively filtered air to minimize or otherwise reduce bacterial/mold growth within the fan module housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2022
    Publication date: October 6, 2022
    Inventors: Andre D. Brown, Jason B. Thorne, Peter Hutchinson, Gary Palladino, Alden Kelsey, Daniel J. Innes, Zach Hellman
  • Patent number: 11408430
    Abstract: In accordance with the present disclosure a modular air treatment system is disclosed. The modular air treatment system includes a fan apparatus having a base to removably couple to at least one of an air filter and/or a humidifier, wherein the fan apparatus includes a fan body with at least one convex surface and a nozzle to output air along the at least one convex surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Andre D. Brown, Jason B. Thorne, Peter Hutchinson, Gary Palladino, Alden Kelsey, Daniel J. Innes, Zach Hellman, Josh Anthony, Sunil Moda, Lloyd Olson, Ramiro Henriquez Porras, Da Deng
  • Patent number: 11384956
    Abstract: An air treatment system is disclosed that includes a modular configuration whereby a fan module, filter module, and humidifier module may couple together to provide a plurality of air treatment solutions. In more detail, the modules can stack end-to-end in a vertical configuration. The modules may electrically couple to each other via a common electrical bus and enable a controller disposed in the fan module (or other module) to control fan flow rates, direction, and humidity. The fan module can include an articulating nozzle capable of directing airflow in virtually any direction and angle about an environment. The fan module can further include an inlet arrangement that can selectively restrict external air from entering the fan module housing when the fan module is fluidly coupled to the filter module. Thus, the fan module may generate air flow from exclusively filtered air to minimize or otherwise reduce bacterial/mold growth within the fan module housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Andre D. Brown, Jason B. Thorne, Peter Hutchinson, Gary Palladino, Alden Kelsey, Daniel J. Innes, Zach Hellman
  • Patent number: 11284702
    Abstract: A robot cleaner including a body, a driven wheel, and a side brush coupled to the body. The side brush includes a hub configured to rotate about a pivot axis and a plurality of bristles. Some bristles may form a first angle with the pivot axis and others form a second angle with the pivot axis which is larger than the first angle. Some bristles may have a first bristle length and others have a second bristle length which is larger than the first bristle length. The robot cleaner may include a side brush deflector to deflect debris propelled by the side brush towards the vacuum inlet. The side brush deflector includes a plurality of deflector bristles extending downwardly from a floor facing surface of the robot cleaner towards a floor such that some of the bristles pass through or underneath a portion of the deflector bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Frederick Karl Hopke, Alden Kelsey, David Xu, David Thomas Barker, Daniel R. Der Marderosian, Sandy Wang
  • Publication number: 20210235946
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus comprising a cleaning head and a brushroll. The cleaning head includes a cleaning head body having an agitator chamber including an opening on an underside of the cleaning head body. The brushroll is rotatably mounted to the cleaning head body such that a portion of the brushroll extends below the underside for directing debris into the opening. The brushroll includes an elongated body extending laterally between a first and second end region, a slit opening extending between the first and second end region, angular stationary teeth extending proximate to an edge of the slit opening, and a cutting blade configured to be at least partially received within the slit opening and to move laterally between the first and second end regions. The cutting blade bar includes teeth that are configured to engage with the stationary teeth to cut hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2021
    Publication date: August 5, 2021
    Inventor: Alden KELSEY
  • Patent number: 10912435
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus comprising a cleaning head and a brushroll. The cleaning head includes a cleaning head body having an agitator chamber including an opening on an underside of the cleaning head body. The brushroll is rotatably mounted to the cleaning head body such that a portion of the brushroll extends below the underside for directing debris into the opening. The brushroll includes an elongated body extending laterally between a first and second end region, a slit opening extending between the first and second end region, angular stationary teeth extending proximate to an edge of the slit opening, and a cutting blade configured to be at least partially received within the slit opening and to move laterally between the first and second end regions. The cutting blade bar includes teeth that are configured to engage with the stationary teeth to cut hair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventor: Alden Kelsey
  • Publication number: 20210028660
    Abstract: A suction motor assembly may include a motor, a suction body (e.g., an impeller such as an axial or radial impeller), and a magnetic transmission configured to transfer rotational motion from the motor to the suction body. A surface treatment apparatus may include a debris collector and a suction motor assembly. The suction motor assembly may include a motor, a suction body (e.g., an impeller such as an axial or radial impeller), and a magnetic transmission configured to transfer rotational motion from the motor to the suction body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Publication date: January 28, 2021
    Inventor: Alden KELSEY
  • Publication number: 20200367711
    Abstract: A surface treatment apparatus may include a first agitator, a second agitator, and a drive system configured to cause the second agitator to rotate concurrently with the first agitator, the drive system including at least a first magnetic gear and a second magnetic gear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Publication date: November 26, 2020
    Inventors: Jason B. THORNE, Alden KELSEY
  • Publication number: 20190085852
    Abstract: In accordance with the present disclosure a modular air treatment system is disclosed. The modular air treatment system includes a fan apparatus having a base to removably couple to at least one of an air filter and/or a humidifier, wherein the fan apparatus includes a fan body with at least one convex surface and a nozzle to output air along the at least one convex surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Publication date: March 21, 2019
    Inventors: Andre D. Brown, Jason B. Thorne, Peter Hutchinson, Gary Palladino, Alden Kelsey, Daniel J. Innes, Zach Hellman, Josh Anthony, Sunil Moda, Lloyd Olson, Ramiro Henriquez Porras, Da Deng
  • Publication number: 20180338654
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus comprising a cleaning head and a brushroll. The cleaning head includes a cleaning head body having an agitator chamber including an opening on an underside of the cleaning head body. The brushroll is rotatably mounted to the cleaning head body such that a portion of the brushroll extends below the underside for directing debris into the opening. The brushroll includes an elongated body extending laterally between a first and second end region, a slit opening extending between the first and second end region, angular stationary teeth extending proximate to an edge of the slit opening, and a cutting blade configured to be at least partially received within the slit opening and to move laterally between the first and second end regions. The cutting blade bar includes teeth that are configured to engage with the stationary teeth to cut hair.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Publication date: November 29, 2018
    Inventor: Alden KELSEY
  • Publication number: 20180335228
    Abstract: An air treatment system is disclosed that includes a modular configuration whereby a fan module, filter module, and humidifier module may couple together to provide a plurality of air treatment solutions. In more detail, the modules can stack end-to-end in a vertical configuration. The modules may electrically couple to each other via a common electrical bus and enable a controller disposed in the fan module (or other module) to control fan flow rates, direction, and humidity. The fan module can include an articulating nozzle capable of directing airflow in virtually any direction and angle about an environment. The fan module can further include an inlet arrangement that can selectively restrict external air from entering the fan module housing when the fan module is fluidly coupled to the filter module. Thus, the fan module may generate air flow from exclusively filtered air to minimize or otherwise reduce bacterial/mold growth within the fan module housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Publication date: November 22, 2018
    Inventors: Andre D. BROWN, Jason B. THORNE, Peter HUTCHINSON, Gary PALLADINO, Alden KELSEY, Daniel J. INNES, Zach HELLMAN
  • Publication number: 20180325252
    Abstract: A robot cleaner including a body, a driven wheel, and a side brush coupled to the body. The side brush includes a hub configured to rotate about a pivot axis and a plurality of bristles. Some bristles may form a first angle with the pivot axis and others form a second angle with the pivot axis which is larger than the first angle. Some bristles may have a first bristle length and others have a second bristle length which is larger than the first bristle length. The robot cleaner may include a side brush deflector to deflect debris propelled by the side brush towards the vacuum inlet. The side brush deflector includes a plurality of deflector bristles extending downwardly from a floor facing surface of the robot cleaner towards a floor such that some of the bristles pass through or underneath a portion of the deflector bristles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Publication date: November 15, 2018
    Inventors: Frederick Karl HOPKE, Alden KELSEY, David XU, David Thomas BARKER, Daniel R. DER MARDEROSIAN, Sandy WANG