Patents by Inventor Jason W. Pruiett

Jason W. Pruiett 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: 20210259494
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus includes a controller coupled to a sensor or a set of sensors that collects and transmits data to a remote computing device. The surface cleaning apparatus can use wireless or networking technology with a protocol for wireless communication with the remote computing device. The remote computing device is configured to identify an event at the surface cleaning apparatus and/or a change in the cycle of operation of the surface cleaning apparatus based on the transmitted data. Sensor data can be transmitted from the remote computing device to a different surface cleaning apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2021
    Publication date: August 26, 2021
    Inventor: Jason W. Pruiett
  • Publication number: 20210251444
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus such as a vacuum cleaner includes a suction source, a recovery container, and a base assembly with at least one agitator that can be dampened to provide damp cleaning. More specifically a fluid delivery system including at least one cleaning pad can be carried by the base assembly to provide damp cleaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Publication date: August 19, 2021
    Inventor: Jason W. Pruiett
  • Patent number: 11089930
    Abstract: A dirt collection and separation module can include a suction air flow around the perimeter of a tank to ingest fine dust that becomes airborne during the emptying process. Additionally, a trash can suction nozzle around a rim, a hand vacuum docking station, and an auxiliary suction nozzle that can fluidly couple the hand vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: BISSELL Inc.
    Inventor: Jason W. Pruiett
  • Publication number: 20210204775
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a surface cleaning apparatus that includes a recovery system that extracts liquid and debris with a drying cycle in which forced air flows through a recovery pathway of the recovery system to dry out components that remain wet and/or retain moisture after normal operation of the apparatus. The post-operation drying cycle can dry out components such as an agitator or brushroll, a brush chamber, a suction nozzle, a recovery tank, a filter, and any of the various conduits, ducts, and/or hoses fluidly coupling components of the recovery system together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Publication date: July 8, 2021
    Inventors: Kurt Ashbaugh, Jason W. Pruiett, David M. Miller, Todd R. VanTongeren
  • Patent number: 11039723
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus includes a controller coupled to a sensor or a set of sensors that collects and transmits data to a remote computing device. The surface cleaning apparatus can use wireless or networking technology with a protocol for wireless communication with the remote computing device. The remote computing device is configured to identify an event at the surface cleaning apparatus and/or a change in the cycle of operation of the surface cleaning apparatus based on the transmitted data. Sensor data can be transmitted from the remote computing device to a different surface cleaning apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: BISSELL Inc.
    Inventor: Jason W. Pruiett
  • Publication number: 20210169294
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a surface cleaning apparatus that includes a steam delivery system for steam mopping a floor surface after sweeping dry dirt, dust, hair, and other debris from the floor surface. The surface cleaning apparatus can be configured to perform multiple cleaning functions, including dry sweeping and steam mopping. The surface cleaning apparatus can be convertible between different modes of operation, including at least an upright mode and a handheld mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Jason W. Pruiett, Jacob Resch, James Theodore Hotary, Guoshun Wang
  • Patent number: 11019966
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a surface cleaning apparatus that includes a recovery system that extracts liquid and debris with a drying cycle in which forced air flows through a recovery pathway of the recovery system to dry out components that remain wet and/or retain moisture after normal operation of the apparatus. The post-operation drying cycle can dry out components such as an agitator or brushroll, a brush chamber, a suction nozzle, a recovery tank, a filter, and any of the various conduits, ducts, and/or hoses fluidly coupling components of the recovery system together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: BISSELL Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Ashbaugh, Jason W. Pruiett, David M. Miller, Todd R. VanTongeren
  • Publication number: 20210038041
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus includes a controller coupled to a sensor or a set of sensors that collects and transmits data to a remote computing device. The surface cleaning apparatus can use wireless or networking technology with a protocol for wireless communication with the remote computing device. The remote computing device is configured to identify an event at the surface cleaning apparatus and/or a change in the cycle of operation of the surface cleaning apparatus based on the transmitted data. Sensor data can be transmitted from the remote computing device to a different surface cleaning apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventor: Jason W. Pruiett
  • Publication number: 20210038048
    Abstract: A steam cleaning apparatus for delivering steam of a surface to be cleaned is provided with a steam unit, a handle tube and an indexable base. The base can be indexed between a wide orientation where a long edge of the base is orthogonal to the direction of travel and a narrow orientation where a short edge of the base is orthogonal to the direction of travel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventors: Alan J. Krebs, Chi Keung Li, Jing Yang, Ming Luo, Jason W. Pruiett
  • Publication number: 20210038046
    Abstract: An accessory tool for use with a vacuum cleaner. The accessory tool has a hair removal system configured to collect hair from various surfaces to be cleaned, including soft surfaces such as upholstery, dog beds, pillows, and automobile interiors. The collected hair is gathered by the hair removal system and ingested via the vacuum cleaner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Publication date: February 11, 2021
    Inventor: Jason W. Pruiett
  • Patent number: 10894639
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system for selectively dispensing a material includes a container with a top wall in which an opening is formed, a bottom wall, and at least one container side wall extending between the top wall and the bottom wall defining a cavity for storing the material, as well as a surface cleaning apparatus including a receiver configured to couple with the container. The receiver includes at least one receiver fluid inlet, at least one receiver fluid outlet and a locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: BISSELL INC.
    Inventor: Jason W. Pruiett
  • Patent number: 10821459
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning a surface includes a liquid delivery system for storing cleaning liquid and delivering the cleaning liquid to the surface to be cleaned, and an indicator system that is operably coupled with the liquid delivery system to indicate an operational status to the user operating the apparatus. The indicator system can include a light emitter that illuminates when an operational status is detected. The light emitter can illuminate the container storing cleaning liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: BISSELL Inc.
    Inventors: Jason W. Pruiett, David M. Miller, Joseph M. White, Mitchell DeJonge, Michael N. Supplee
  • Publication number: 20200268225
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a surface cleaning apparatus that includes a recovery system that extracts liquid and debris with a drying cycle in which forced air flows through a recovery pathway of the recovery system to dry out components that remain wet and/or retain moisture after normal operation of the apparatus. The post-operation drying cycle can dry out components such as an agitator or brushroll, a brush chamber, a suction nozzle, a recovery tank, a filter, and any of the various conduits, ducts, and/or hoses fluidly coupling components of the recovery system together.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Kurt Ashbaugh, Jason W. Pruiett, David M. Miller, Todd R. VanTongeren
  • Publication number: 20200270032
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system for selectively dispensing a material includes a container with a top wall in which an opening is formed, a bottom wall, and at least one container side wall extending between the top wall and the bottom wall defining a cavity for storing the material, as well as a surface cleaning apparatus including a receiver configured to couple with the container. The receiver includes at least one receiver fluid inlet, at least one receiver fluid outlet and a locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventor: Jason W. Pruiett
  • Publication number: 20200205636
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus is provided with a primary fluid distributor and an auxiliary fluid distributor. Each distributor can have a separate and independent flow control actuator. The flow control actuator for the auxiliary fluid distributor is operably coupled with a push-push flow control mechanism, where push-push flow control mechanism has a push on/push off configuration such that pushing the auxiliary flow control actuator once starts fluid flow from the auxiliary fluid distributor and subsequently pushing the auxiliary flow control actuator again stops fluid flow from the auxiliary fluid distributor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Publication date: July 2, 2020
    Inventors: Steven M. Johnson, James Michael Preston, Alan Finnie, Mitchell J. DeJonge, Jason W. Pruiett
  • Patent number: 10647481
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system for selectively dispensing a material includes a container with a top wall in which an opening is formed, a bottom wall, and at least one container side wall extending between the top wall and the bottom wall defining a cavity for storing the material, as well as a surface cleaning apparatus including a receiver configured to couple with the container. The receiver includes at least one receiver fluid inlet, at least one receiver fluid outlet and a locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: BISSELL Inc.
    Inventor: Jason W. Pruiett
  • Patent number: 10602903
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus is provided with a primary fluid distributor and an auxiliary fluid distributor. Each distributor can have a separate and independent flow control actuator. The flow control actuator for the auxiliary fluid distributor is operably coupled with a push-push flow control mechanism, where push-push flow control mechanism has a push on/push off configuration such that pushing the auxiliary flow control actuator once starts fluid flow from the auxiliary fluid distributor and subsequently pushing the auxiliary flow control actuator again stops fluid flow from the auxiliary fluid distributor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: BISSELL Homecare, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven M. Johnson, James Michael Preston, Alan Finnie, Mitchell J. DeJonge, Jason W. Pruiett
  • Publication number: 20200023414
    Abstract: An ultrasonic cleaning tool for cleaning a surface has a transducer and a horn for generating and transmitting vibrations to a surface to be cleaned. Cleaning solution can be supplied to the ultrasonic cleaning tool or the surface to be cleaned, and operation of the ultrasonic cleaning tool can agitate the surface and cleaning solution. The tool can be provided as part of a system for cleaning a surface, and the system can include an extraction cleaner or a cleaning cloth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Jason W. Pruiett, Jeffrey A. Scholten, Danielle Boils, JianJun Yu, Jeremy Hoffman
  • Publication number: 20190387939
    Abstract: A dirt collection and separation module can include a suction air flow around the perimeter of a tank to ingest fine dust that becomes airborne during the emptying process. Additionally, a trash can suction nozzle around a rim, a hand vacuum docking station, and an auxiliary suction nozzle that can fluidly couple the hand vacuum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Publication date: December 26, 2019
    Inventor: Jason W. Pruiett
  • Publication number: 20190127131
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system for selectively dispensing a material includes a container with a top wall in which an opening is formed, a bottom wall, and at least one container side wall extending between the top wall and the bottom wall defining a cavity for storing the material, as well as a surface cleaning apparatus including a receiver configured to couple with the container. The receiver includes at least one receiver fluid inlet, at least one receiver fluid outlet and a locking mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Publication date: May 2, 2019
    Inventor: Jason W. Pruiett