Patents by Inventor John To

John To 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).

  • Patent number: 10661104
    Abstract: Full facemask including a face seal configured to directly engage a face of an individual. The face seal defines a lens opening. The full facemask also includes a mask lens that is coupled to the face seal and disposed within the lens opening. The mask lens has a passage edge that defines a cartridge passage through the mask lens. The full facemask also includes a cartridge module having at least one of a filter or an air regulator. The cartridge module is disposed within the cartridge passage and circumscribed by the passage edge of the mask lens. The full facemask also includes a locking member that includes a first member surface that directly engages the mask lens and a second member surface that directly engages the cartridge module. The locking member secures the mask lens and the cartridge module in fixed positions with respect to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Scott Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Judge W Morgan, Daniel Charles Symons, Dyfan Evans, John David Mouser, Darin Kyle Thompson
  • Patent number: 10662069
    Abstract: A new family of crystalline microporous metallophosphates designated AlPO-90 has been synthesized. These metallophosphates are represented by the empirical formula R+rMm2+EPxSiyOz where R is an organoammonium cation, M is a framework metal alkaline earth or transition metal of valence +2, and E is a trivalent framework element such as aluminum or gallium. The AlPO-90 compositions are characterized by a new unique ABC-6 net structure, and have catalytic properties suitable for carrying out various hydrocarbon conversion processes, as well as characteristics suitable for the efficient adsorption of water vapor in a variety of applications, such as adsorption heat pumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Benjamin D. Yuhas, Kristine N. Wilson, Mark A. Miller, Mimoza Sylejmani-Rekaliu, John P. S. Mowat
  • Patent number: 10661268
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to exemplary embodiments of systems, methods, techniques, processes, products and product components that can facilitate users making improved absorbance or fluorescence measurements in the field of spectroscopy with reduced (minimal) sample waste, and increased throughput, particularly in the study of biological sciences. A method and device for photometric measurement of liquids. The method includes the steps of: The method includes the steps of: providing a pipette tip, the pipette tip being made of an optically clear body having an outer wall and an inner wall, the inner wall defining an inner space for receiving a liquid sample, the inner space providing a cross-sectional path length for light; positioning the pipette tip between a light source and a light collector; measuring light transmission through the liquid sample; adjusting the inner space of the pipette tip to change the cross-sectional length, and measuring light transmission through the liquid sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Beacon Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Dale Lee Heintzelman, John Lloyd Bowman, Rick Jackson
  • Patent number: 10662086
    Abstract: A system for water purification having a water inlet being distributed into a plurality of streams defining extended dielectric barrier layers with high surface area to volume ratios and a plasma disposed between at least a pair of the plurality of water streams forming a surface plasma attachment producing radicals that treat the water via diffusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
    Inventors: John E. Foster, Selman Mujovic
  • Patent number: 10661296
    Abstract: A dispensing assembly is provided that dispenses a dispensing fluid onto a substrate from a nozzle located on the dispensing assembly, wherein, when the dispensing assembly stops dispensing a dispensing fluid from the outlet, a gas is directed at a tip of the nozzle to clean off a residue of the dispensing fluid left on the tip of the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PRECISION VALUE & AUTOMATION, INC
    Inventors: Jonathan Neal Urquhart, Andrew John Nally, Max Egdorf
  • Patent number: 10661934
    Abstract: There is described a unit (1, 1?, 1?) for forming/advancing at least one pack (3) or at least one portion of a pack (3), comprising a frame (11, 12a, 12b), a selectively activatable/deactivatable source of power (42) and at least one carriage (14a, 14b) operationally coupled with source of power (42), movable along a path (13a, 13b) comprising at least one vertical portion (18a, 18b, 19a, 19b), and adapted to convey said at least one pack (3) or said at least one portion of a pack (3); unit (1, 1?, 1?) comprises stopping means (45) fitted to frame (12a, 12b) and which can be operated: to leave carriage (14a, 14b) free to advance along vertical portion (18a, 18b; 19a, 19b), when source of power (42) is activated, and to stop carriage (14a, 14b) along vertical portion (18a, 18b; 19a, 19b), when source of power is, in use, deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: John Richard Pedretti, Massimo Pradelli
  • Patent number: 10661298
    Abstract: An applicator for delivering a glutinous substance comprises a first body portion, including an end-effector interface, extending from a base portion, a side cover to be removably coupled to the base portion, and a first cavity. A second body portion, having a second cavity intersecting the first cavity, extends from the base portion and is non-parallel to the first body portion. A tip portion, to be removably coupled to the second body portion, comprises a nozzle portion, a third cavity, communicatively coupled with the second cavity, an inner sleeve, having a splined outer surface, and an actuator interface, extending from the second body portion opposite the tip portion. The tip portion and the inner sleeve are interlocked when the inner sleeve is received inside the third cavity of the tip portion, such that the inner sleeve is prevented from rotating with respect to the tip portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John Walter Pringle, IV, Angelica Davancens, Raul Tomuta, Marcos Robert Vaughn Espinosa
  • Patent number: 10661939
    Abstract: Exemplary hot-fillable plastic containers are disclosed. In some embodiments, the containers may include a threaded neck portion, a body portion, and a base portion including a standing surface and a movable element. In some embodiments, the moveable element may be arranged to be recessed either substantially above, or substantially below, the standing surface in an initial pre-filling position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: CO2PAC Limited
    Inventors: David Murray Melrose, Paul Kelley, John Denner
  • Patent number: 10661317
    Abstract: A vehicle mounted garbage bin cleaning system including power takeoff includes a pair of arms configured for lifting a garbage bin, the pair of arms rotatably coupled to a mount on the vehicle, a hopper configured for accepting the garbage bin when the pair of arms lifts the garbage bin into the hopper, at least one spray rod extending upwards from the hopper, said spray rod including a water nozzle, wherein when the pair of arms lifts the garbage bin into the hopper, the spray rod is situated within the garbage bin, a hydraulic pump mechanically coupled with a transmission of the vehicle, such that the transmission drives the hydraulic pump, a hydraulic motor hydraulically coupled with the hydraulic pump, a pressure washer pump mechanically coupled to the hydraulic motor, the spray rod fluidically coupled with the pressure washer pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SPARKLING BINS, LLC
    Inventor: John Conway
  • Patent number: 10661980
    Abstract: A proppant discharge system has a container with an outlet formed at a bottom thereof and a gate slidably affixed at the outlet so as to be movable between a first position covering the outlet to second position opening the outlet, and a support structure having an actuator thereon. The container is removably positioned on the top surface of the support structure. The actuator is engageable with gate so as to move the gate from the first position to the second position. A conveyor underlies the container so as to receive proppant as discharged from the container through the outlet. The container is a ten foot ISO container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: OREN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: John Oren, Joshua Oren
  • Patent number: 10661593
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed for printing vibrant grey color(s) on plastic cards. The following features, which can be used individually or in any combination thereof, can be implemented to achieve the vibrant grey color(s): 1) use of CMYK pigment inks to achieve CMYK printing; 2) a pixel extraction process and/or a print trapping process; 3) two separate print commands including a CMY (or CMYK)+blending print command and a K+blending print command; and 4) proper card set-up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Entrust Datacard Corporation
    Inventors: Miguel Ayala, Heather Maershbecker, Rajesh K. Juriasingani, John Knaack, Wade Kragtorp
  • Patent number: 10661991
    Abstract: An object handling system is described, the system having two substantially perpendicular sets of rails forming a grid above a workspace, the workspace having a plurality of stacked containers. The system includes a series of robotic load handling devices operating on the grid above the workspace, the load handling devices having a body mounted on wheels. The robotic devices can move around the grid under instruction from a computing device, the robotic devices being moved to a point on the grid above a stack of containers and then, using a lifting device, engage and lift a container from the stack. The container is then moved to a point where the objects in the container can be accessed. Modifications to the workspace and grid are described that allow vehicles and roll cages to be used to move stacks from the workspace to a point outside the workspace or from outside the workspace into the workspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: OCADO INNOVATION LIMITED
    Inventors: Lars Sverker Ture Lindbo, Andrew John Ingram-Tedd
  • Patent number: 10661700
    Abstract: Bezel apparatus for use with vehicle lamps are disclosed. A disclosed bezel for a vehicle lamp includes a skeleton defining a portion of the bezel. The skeleton is configured to provide structural integrity to the bezel. The bezel also includes a film configured to cover the skeleton. The film comprises a first side configured to contact the skeleton and a second side opposite to the first side and including a visual design. The bezel also includes a coupling mechanism configured to couple the film to the skeleton to provide a completed bezel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: VALEO NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: John Orisich, Mark Pattison, Ambroise Servantie
  • Patent number: 10662006
    Abstract: A proppant discharge system includes a container having an outlet formed at a bottom thereof, a gate affixed at the outlet and positioned on the floor of the container so as to be movable between a first position covering the outlet to a second position opening the outlet, a support structure having the container positioned on the top surface thereof. The support structure has at least one actuator affixed thereto. The actuator is positioned so as to move the gate between the first position and the second position. The container has a cage affixed on the floor thereof in a position over the outlet. The gate is positioned within the cage and is movable by the actuator so as to open the gate so as to allow proppant to be discharged therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: OREN TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: John Oren
  • Patent number: 10661840
    Abstract: An interlocking body and floor pan assembly for a below-floor energy stored vehicle includes a vehicle structural assembly having a front compartment section connected to a rear compartment section using first and second rocker members. The front compartment section includes a compartment front cross-beam and the rear compartment section includes a compartment rear cross-beam oriented parallel to the compartment front cross-beam. The vehicle structural assembly defines a bucket configuration having faces of the compartment front cross-beam and the compartment rear cross-beam angularly oriented from an upper outboard edge downwardly pitching to a lower inboard edge. A prefabricated sub-floor assembly seats on flange structure and is positioned with a clearance to the bucket configuration of the vehicle structural assembly. An outer perimeter of the sub-floor assembly is larger than an inner perimeter of the vehicle structural assembly where the sub-floor assembly contacts the vehicle structural assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Robert N. Saje, Peter M. Parlow, Keith J. Saari, John R. Sulik, II
  • Patent number: 10662644
    Abstract: Described herein is a firestop for construction assemblies comprising a penetration wherein a packing material and a non-porous adhesive article are used to fill and seal the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: John C. Hulteen, George W. Frost, Richard J. Haffner, Ernst L. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10661892
    Abstract: An aircraft having omnidirectional ground maneuver capabilities. The aircraft includes an airframe and a plurality of propulsion assemblies attached to the airframe. Each of the propulsion assemblies includes a nacelle having a mast axis, a rotor assembly having a tilting degree of freedom relative to the mast axis and a tail assembly rotatable about the mast axis. The tail assembly includes at least one wheel having a rotational axis. A flight control system is operable to independently control each of the propulsion assemblies including tilting each rotor assembly and rotating each tail assembly. For each propulsion assembly, the rotor assembly and the tail assembly have complementary configurations in which a thrust vector generated by the rotor assembly has a horizontal component that is generally perpendicular to the rotational axis of the wheel, thereby enabling omnidirectional ground maneuvers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: John Richard McCullough, Paul K. Oldroyd
  • Patent number: 10662665
    Abstract: A lift assembly includes a lever arm mounting portion connected to a spring mounting portion, a lever arm, a spa cover engaging portion, and a pneumatic spring. A pneumatic spring proximal end portion has a pivoting connection to the spring mounting portion. A pneumatic spring distal end portion has a pivoting connection to the lever arm. The pneumatic spring exerts an extensive force upon the lever arm both when the lever arm is in the cover closed position and when the lever arm is in the cover open position. The extensive force urges the lever arm towards the cover open position when the lever arm is in the cover closed position, and the extensive force urging the lever arm towards the cover closed position when the lever arm is in the cover open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: John Joseph Cunerty
  • Patent number: 10662131
    Abstract: A process is presented for the production of butadiene from a mixture of butane/butene feed. The process provides high conversion of the feed by oxidative dehydrogenation of the feed. The process enables recovery of a good portion of heat inputted from the reaction effluent. The process overcomes equilibrium limitations by oxidative dehydrogenation of butane/butene feed to produce butadiene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: John J. Senetar
  • Patent number: 10662675
    Abstract: A modular electronic deadbolt includes a bolt module having a first housing defining a first longitudinal axis, a motor disposed in the first housing, and a deadbolt configured to be linearly moveable in relation to the first housing along the first longitudinal axis by the motor. The modular electronic deadbolt also includes a battery module configured to be operatively coupled to the bolt module. The battery module includes a second housing configured to receive a power source, and a face plate coupled to the second housing. The faceplate defines a second longitudinal axis and includes an extension that extends along the second longitudinal axis. The extension is configured to removably couple the bolt module to the battery module such that the first longitudinal axis is substantially orthogonal to the second longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Amesbury Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary E. Tagtow, Michael Lee Anderson, Tracy Lammers, Bruce Hagemeyer, Douglas John Criddle