Patents by Inventor Kurt Ashbaugh

Kurt Ashbaugh 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: 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: 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: 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: 20060288518
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus comprises a fluid delivery system including a supply of cleaning fluid and a fluid recovery system for drawing dirty cleaning fluid from the surface to be cleaned. The apparatus can comprise a passageway that passes heated motor cooling air in heat exchange with the cleaning fluid to heat the cleaning fluid. The apparatus can further comprise a mixing manifold that mixes first and second cleaning fluids at different concentrations for different cleaning modes. The apparatus can further comprise a fluid valve having a shape memory alloy actuator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2006
    Publication date: December 28, 2006
    Applicant: BISSELL HOMECARE, INC.
    Inventors: Kenneth Lenkiwicz, Alan Krebs, Allen Scott, Kurt Ashbaugh, Linsay Ulman, Evelyn Trudell, Gary Kasper