Patents by Inventor Karlis Vecziedins

Karlis Vecziedins 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: 20210171384
    Abstract: A water treatment system is provided with an untreated water reservoir having a cavity through which a filter assembly may traverse such that untreated water in the cavity passes through the filter assembly into a treated water reservoir. Removal of the filter assembly may be facilitated by a seal disengagement element operable to unseat a seal formed during efforts to direct untreated water through the filter assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Publication date: June 10, 2021
    Inventors: Ziqi Wu, Karlis Vecziedins, Shih-Yi Chang, Tianxiong Zeng, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Daniel L. Schlenk, Bradley J. Pippel
  • Publication number: 20190022564
    Abstract: A water treatment system is capable of meeting the particular needs of a variety of water treatment system applications. For instance, the water treatment system may include a customizable display, multiple interchangeable filters and disinfection systems. In one embodiment, a vessel containing the filters and disinfection assembly can be easily removed from a base that supplies water to the vessel. In another embodiment, the water treatment system includes a plate that includes at least one electrical connection. One or more electronics bricks with sensors, displays and the like can be removably attached to the plate such that each electronics brick is in electrical communication with said brick. In another embodiment, the water treatment system incorporates one or more stackable and interchangeable filter blocks that direct water flowing into the vessel through each filter media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Publication date: January 24, 2019
    Inventors: Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Michael E. Miles, Karlis Vecziedins, Kenneth E. Conrad
  • Patent number: 10160667
    Abstract: A dielectric barrier discharge lamp assembly for a fluid treatment system. The lamp assembly can include an inductive secondary, first and second electrodes coupled to the inductive secondary, and a lamp including a dielectric barrier interposed between the first and second electrodes. The dielectric barrier can define a discharge chamber including a discharge gas, and one of the first and second electrodes can extend within the discharge chamber. The inductive secondary can be adapted to receive power from a nearby inductive primary to promote a dielectric barrier discharge in the discharge chamber. The resulting dielectric barrier discharge can generate ultraviolet light for the treatment of air or water, or for other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Karlis Vecziedins, Michael E. Miles, Joshua K. Schwannecke, David A. Meekhof, Donovan L. Squires, William T. Stoner, Matthew J. Norconk, Richard B. Bylsma, Matthew J. Lilley
  • Publication number: 20180319678
    Abstract: A dielectric barrier discharge lamp assembly for a fluid treatment system. The lamp assembly can include an inductive secondary, first and second electrodes coupled to the inductive secondary, and a lamp including a dielectric barrier interposed between the first and second electrodes. The dielectric barrier can define a discharge chamber including a discharge gas, and one of the first and second electrodes can extend within the discharge chamber. The inductive secondary can be adapted to receive power from a nearby inductive primary to promote a dielectric barrier discharge in the discharge chamber. The resulting dielectric barrier discharge can generate ultraviolet light for the treatment of air or water, or for other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Publication date: November 8, 2018
    Inventors: Karlis Vecziedins, Michael E. Miles, Joshua K. Schwannecke, David A. Meekhof, Donovan L. Squires, William T. Stoner, Matthew J. Norconk, Richard B. Bylsma, Matthew J. Lilley
  • Patent number: 10035715
    Abstract: A dielectric barrier discharge lamp assembly for a fluid treatment system. The lamp assembly can include an inductive secondary, first and second electrodes coupled to the inductive secondary, and a lamp including a dielectric barrier interposed between the first and second electrodes. The dielectric barrier can define a discharge chamber including a discharge gas, and one of the first and second electrodes can extend within the discharge chamber. The inductive secondary can be adapted to receive power from a nearby inductive primary to promote a dielectric barrier discharge in the discharge chamber. The resulting dielectric barrier discharge can generate ultraviolet light for the treatment of air or water, or for other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventors: Karlis Vecziedins, Michael E. Miles, Joshua K. Schwannecke, David A. Meekhof, Donovan L. Squires, William T. Stoner, Matthew J. Norconk, Richard B. Bylsma, Matthew J. Lilley
  • Patent number: 9719815
    Abstract: A lighted display assembly for an appliance includes interchangeable display screens. Multiple light sources flash, turn on and turn off to indicate a status of the appliance by illuminating a selected one of the display screens. A display grid extends continuously between the light sources and the selected display screen and defines light passages that are each uniquely associated with one or more corresponding light sources. Light emitted by each light source is confined to a discrete area of the display screen by the corresponding light passage. The discrete areas of the interchangeable display screens may include any of a variety of markings, for example, markings in a different language. The assemblies may be tailored to the needs of a particular customer by selecting an appropriate display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Miles, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Karlis Vecziedins
  • Publication number: 20170043189
    Abstract: An acoustic module with a transducer and a solid waveguide. The transducer and waveguide may be curved to focus the acoustic energy along a focal line. The transducer, the top surface of the waveguide and the bottom surface of the waveguide may extend along coaxial curves. The waveguide may include a recess closely receiving the transducer. The waveguide may include an integral skirt that provides a thermal mass. The acoustic module may include a space to accommodate thermal management options. For example, the acoustic module may include a heatsink, an active ventilation system and/or a phase change material. The ultrasound device may include a controller configured to perform a uniformity scan sweep during supply of operating power to the transducer. The uniformity scan sweep can extend through a frequency range that includes the operating point of the acoustic module and does not exceed an acceptable efficiency loss.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Ronald L. Stoddard, Michael E. Miles, Matthew J. Norconk, Joshua K. Schwannecke, Joseph C. Van Den Brink, Colin J. Moore, A. Esai Umenei, Ryan D. Schamper, Mark S. Bartrum, Benjamin C. Moes, Karlis Vecziedins, Ziqi Wu, Mark C. Smith, Bradley J. Pippel, David S. Vachon
  • Publication number: 20170015566
    Abstract: A dielectric barrier discharge lamp assembly for a fluid treatment system. The lamp assembly can include an inductive secondary, first and second electrodes coupled to the inductive secondary, and a lamp including a dielectric barrier interposed between the first and second electrodes. The dielectric barrier can define a discharge chamber including a discharge gas, and one of the first and second electrodes can extend within the discharge chamber. The inductive secondary can be adapted to receive power from a nearby inductive primary to promote a dielectric barrier discharge in the discharge chamber. The resulting dielectric barrier discharge can generate ultraviolet light for the treatment of air or water, or for other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Publication date: January 19, 2017
    Inventors: Karlis Vecziedins, Michael E. Miles, Joshua K. Schwannecke, David A. Meekhof, Donovan L. Squires, William T. Stoner, Matthew J. Norconk, Richard B. Bylsma, Matthew J. Lilley
  • Patent number: 9493366
    Abstract: A dielectric barrier discharge lamp assembly for a fluid treatment system. The lamp assembly can include an inductive secondary, first and second electrodes coupled to the inductive secondary, and a lamp including a dielectric barrier interposed between the first and second electrodes. The dielectric barrier can define a discharge chamber including a discharge gas, and one of the first and second electrodes can extend within the discharge chamber. The inductive secondary can be adapted to receive power from a nearby inductive primary to promote a dielectric barrier discharge in the discharge chamber. The resulting dielectric barrier discharge can generate ultraviolet light for the treatment of air or water, or for other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Karlis Vecziedins, Michael E. Miles, Joshua K. Schwannecke, David A. Meekhof, Donovan L. Squires, William T. Stoner, Jr., Matthew J. Norconk, Richard B. Bylsma, Matthew J. Lilley
  • Publication number: 20150190743
    Abstract: A water treatment system is capable of meeting the particular needs of a variety of water treatment system applications. For instance, the water treatment system may include a customizable display, multiple interchangeable filters and disinfection systems. In one embodiment, a vessel containing the filters and disinfection assembly can be easily removed from a base that supplies water to the vessel. In another embodiment, the water treatment system includes a plate that includes at least one electrical connection. One or more electronics bricks with sensors, displays and the like can be removably attached to the plate such that each electronics brick is in electrical communication with said brick. In another embodiment, the water treatment system incorporates one or more stackable and interchangeable filter blocks that direct water flowing into the vessel through each filter media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Publication date: July 9, 2015
    Inventors: Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Michael E. Miles, Karlis Vecziedins, Kenneth E. Conrad
  • Publication number: 20150138748
    Abstract: A lighted display assembly for an appliance includes interchangeable display screens. Multiple light sources flash, turn on and turn off to indicate a status of the appliance by illuminating a selected one of the display screens. A display grid extends continuously between the light sources and the selected display screen and defines light passages that are each uniquely associated with one or more corresponding light sources. Light emitted by each light source is confined to a discrete area of the display screen by the corresponding light passage. The discrete areas of the interchangeable display screens may include any of a variety of markings, for example, markings in a different language. The assemblies may be tailored to the needs of a particular customer by selecting an appropriate display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Michael E. Miles, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Karlis Vecziedins
  • Patent number: 8944620
    Abstract: A lighted display assembly for an appliance includes interchangeable display screens. Multiple light sources flash, turn on and turn off to indicate a status of the appliance by illuminating a selected one of the display screens. A display grid extends between the light sources and the selected display screen and defines light passages that are each uniquely associated with a corresponding light source. Light emitted by each light source is confined to a discrete area of the display screen by the corresponding light passage. The discrete areas of the interchangeable display screens may include any of a variety of markings, for example, markings in a different language. The assemblies may be tailored to the needs of a particular customer by selecting an appropriate display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Miles, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Karlis Vecziedins
  • Publication number: 20130048550
    Abstract: A water treatment system having a sealing enclosure for separating an electronics module from a water treatment assembly within the housing of the water treatment system. The sealing enclosure is a one-piece component having a perimeter seal that extends continuously around the periphery of the sealing enclosure. The perimeter seal is configured to directly engage the housing to automatically create a seal as the sealing enclosure is installed in the housing. The sealing enclosure includes a stationary portion and a movable portion joined along a living hinge. The movable portion covers an accessible compartment and can be selectively swung open about the living hinge to provide access to the interior of the accessible compartment, for example, to replace the batteries. The movable portion can be closed to reengage the housing and reestablish the seal. The electronics module may include an electronic components mounting bracket. The sealing enclosure may be mounted to the bracket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Miles, Karen J. VanderKooi, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Karlis Vecziedins
  • Publication number: 20130044459
    Abstract: A lighted display assembly for an appliance includes interchangeable display screens. Multiple light sources flash, turn on and turn off to indicate a status of the appliance by illuminating a selected one of the display screens. A display grid extends between the light sources and the selected display screen and defines light passages that are each uniquely associated with a corresponding light source. Light emitted by each light source is confined to a discrete area of the display screen by the corresponding light passage. The discrete areas of the interchangeable display screens may include any of a variety of markings, for example, markings in a different language. The assemblies may be tailored to the needs of a particular customer by selecting an appropriate display screen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Miles, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Karlis Vecziedins
  • Publication number: 20120179519
    Abstract: A method for product information retrieval with a mailable item. The method includes providing a mailable item with a communication system and memory, transferring product usage information from the product to the mailable item, and mailing the mailable item to a recipient who can retrieve and analyze the product information. Incentives can be offered to entice a user to obtain the mailable item and/or to return the mailable item.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: July 12, 2012
    Applicant: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Simon S. Vance, Harold E. Morse, Karlis Vecziedins, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Michael E. Miles, Richard B. Bylsma
  • Publication number: 20120132573
    Abstract: A water treatment system is capable of meeting the particular needs of a variety of water treatment system applications. For instance, the water treatment system may include a customizable display, multiple interchangeable filters and disinfection systems. In one embodiment, a vessel containing the filters and disinfection assembly can be easily removed from a base that supplies water to the vessel. In another embodiment, the water treatment system includes a plate that includes at least one electrical connection. One or more electronics bricks with sensors, displays and the like can be removably attached to the plate such that each electronics brick is in electrical communication with said brick. In another embodiment, the water treatment system incorporates one or more stackable and interchangeable filter blocks that direct water flowing into the vessel through each filter media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2010
    Publication date: May 31, 2012
    Applicant: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Michael E. Miles, Karlis Vecziedins, Kenneth E. Conrad, Audrey Conrad
  • Publication number: 20110297844
    Abstract: A dielectric barrier discharge lamp assembly for a fluid treatment system. The lamp assembly can include an inductive secondary, first and second electrodes coupled to the inductive secondary, and a lamp including a dielectric barrier interposed between the first and second electrodes. The dielectric barrier can define a discharge chamber including a discharge gas, and one of the first and second electrodes can extend within the discharge chamber. The inductive secondary can be adapted to receive power from a nearby inductive primary to promote a dielectric barrier discharge in the discharge chamber. The resulting dielectric barrier discharge can generate ultraviolet light for the treatment of air or water, or for other applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Applicant: ACCESS BUSINESS GROUP INTERNATIONAL LLC
    Inventors: Karlis Vecziedins, Michael E. Miles, Joshua K. Schwannecke, David A. Meekhof, Donovan L. Squires, William T. Stoner, JR., Matthew J. Norconk, Richard B. Bylsma, Matthew J. Lilley
  • Patent number: 7883619
    Abstract: A water treatment system including a UV bulb, a moisture detector, and a control circuit responsive to the moisture detector to terminate power to the bulb when moisture is detected. The moisture detector includes a nonconductive substrate and a pair of conductors on the substrate. When moisture is not present, the detector is nonconductive. However, when moisture accumulates on the detector, the moisture provides a conductive path between the conductors so that the detector becomes conductive. When moisture is detected, the control circuit terminates power to the bulb and/or provides an appropriate indication to the system user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Karlis Vecziedins, Joshua K. Schwannecke, Michael E. Miles, William T. Stoner, Jr., Clinton H. Throop
  • Patent number: 7568955
    Abstract: A lamp base for a dual-leg lamp is provided with at least one oversized leg mounting hole that permits relative movement of the lamp legs during temperature driven expansion and contraction. In one embodiment, only one leg of the lamp is glued to the lamp base. The absence of glue on one leg permits essentially free movement of the non-glued leg with respect to the base. In those embodiments that include only a single oversized leg mounting hole, the leg disposed within the oversized leg mounting hole is not glued so that the leg is free to move within the oversized hole. In those embodiments in which both leg mounting holes are oversized, it is acceptable for either (or both) of the legs to be non-glued.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: William T. Stoner, Jr., Karlis Vecziedins, Michael K. Greene
  • Patent number: D643506
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2011
    Assignee: Access Business Group International LLC
    Inventors: Michael E. Miles, Terry L. Lautzenheiser, Karlis Vecziedins, Karen J. Vanderkooi, David Fry