Patents by Inventor Nicolas A. Echeverri

Nicolas A. Echeverri 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: 10744222
    Abstract: A fragrance dispenser for emitting fragrance into an airstream impinging on an air filter, the dispenser having a receptacle with an open end that faces toward the air filter and that has a porous diffuser layer occlusively overlying the open end of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kannan Seshadri, Neeraj Sharma, Le'Bron K. Patterson, Jeffrey M. Imsande, Nicolas A. Echeverri, Joon Chatterjee
  • Publication number: 20200256578
    Abstract: Devices, systems and methods for obtaining data associated with air filter media of an air filter, and for using such data to generate an air filter recommendation, such as an indication of the air filter media condition to a user, an indication that the filter needs replacing, and/or a recommendation to use a different type of filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Publication date: August 13, 2020
    Inventors: Michael A. Meis, Nicolas A. Echeverri, Patrick S. Hiner
  • Patent number: 10722404
    Abstract: A hearing protection apparatus is provided. The apparatus comprises a removable compressible pad having a top portion and a bottom portion wherein the compressible pad is configured to be secured to the headband when the apparatus is worn. The compressible pad can provide increased comfort and an improved fit to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Nicolas A. Echeverri, Douglas D. Fletcher, Oscar M. Hemberg, Eric O. Hemberg
  • Patent number: 10406472
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to air filters expandable from a collapsed arrangement to an expanded, end-use arrangement and to methods of making, using, and installing such air filters. Some embodiments relate to an air filter having an expanded state and a collapsed state. The air filter includes a filter media assembly including (1) filter media including a plurality of pleats, (2) first and second opposing sides, and (3) first and second opposing ends. The air filter also includes a shape retention structure capable of being connected to at least a portion of the filter media assembly and capable of retention the filter media assembly in the expanded state. A spacing distance between adjacent pleats in the filter media is greater in the expanded state of the air filter than in the collapsed state of the air filter. In some embodiments, the air filter is an HVAC air filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Zhiqun Zhang, Andrew R. Fox, Matthew T. Scholz, Gene B. Portelli, Nicolas A. Echeverri, Amanda B. Dauphinais, Leonard M. Martinez, Stephen M. Sanocki, Kannan Seshadri
  • Publication number: 20190262755
    Abstract: A frame assembly for releasably maintaining an air filter. In some embodiments, the frame assembly includes a thermoformed body integrally forming a base, opposing side walls, opposing end walls, and at least one closure sub-assembly. The frame assembly is configured to releasable retain an air filter relative to the base via the closure sub-assembly. In other embodiments, the frame assembly defines, in a flat state, foldable side and end panels at the perimeter edges of a central grid panel; the frame assembly can be transitioned to a final state for receiving an air filter by folding the panels. The frame assemblies of the present disclosure are re-usable, allowing a user to replace a “used” air filter with a “new” air filter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Zhiqun Zhang, Andrew R. Fox, Nicolas A. Echeverri, Gary N. Eastlund
  • Patent number: 10328371
    Abstract: A frame assembly for releasably maintaining an air filter. In some embodiments, the frame assembly includes a thermoformed body integrally forming a base, opposing side walls, opposing end walls, and at least one closure sub-assembly. The frame assembly is configured to releasable retain an air filter relative to the base via the closure sub-assembly. In other embodiments, the frame assembly defines, in a flat state, foldable side and end panels at the perimeter edges of a central grid panel; the frame assembly can be transitioned to a final state for receiving an air filter by folding the panels. The frame assemblies of the present disclosure are re-usable, allowing a user to replace a “used” air filter with a “new” air filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Zhiqun Zhang, Andrew R. Fox, Nicolas A. Echeverri, Gary N. Eastlund
  • Publication number: 20190142989
    Abstract: A fragrance dispenser for emitting fragrance into an airstream impinging on an air filter, the dispenser having a receptacle with an open end that faces toward the air filter and that has a porous diffuser layer occlusively overlying the open end of the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Publication date: May 16, 2019
    Inventors: Kannan Seshadri, Neeraj Sharma, Le'Bron K. Patterson, Jeffrey M. Imsande, Nicolas A. Echeverri, Joon Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 10286349
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to air filter use indicators capable of indicating the degree of use of an air filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Glen O. Gregerson, Andrew R. Fox, Nicolas A. Echeverri
  • Patent number: 10213519
    Abstract: A fragrance dispenser for emitting fragrance into an airstream impinging on an air filter, the dispenser having a receptacle with an open end that faces toward the air filter and that has a porous diffuser layer occlusively overlying the open end of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kannan Seshadri, Neeraj Sharma, Le'Bron K. Patterson, Jeffrey M. Imsande, Nicolas A. Echeverri, Joon Chatterjee
  • Publication number: 20180014973
    Abstract: A hearing protection apparatus is provided. The apparatus comprises a removable compressible pad having a top portion and a bottom portion wherein the compressible pad is configured to be secured to the headband when the apparatus is worn. The compressible pad can provide increased comfort and an improved fit to the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Publication date: January 18, 2018
    Inventors: Nicolas A. Echeverri, Douglas D. Fletcher, Oscar M. Hemberg, Eric O. Hemberg
  • Patent number: D813464
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Nicolas A. Echeverri, Scott D. Erickson, Dominic J. Julian
  • Patent number: D834202
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Michelle L. Legatt, Dominic J. Julian, Teresa I. Frey, Bryson Mercer, Nicolas A. Echeverri
  • Patent number: D835248
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Nicolas A. Echeverri, Alonso M. Hernandez, Aaron P. Thompson, Angela L. Pan, Brian D. Gale, Andrew R. Fox, Himanshu Jasuja
  • Patent number: D835249
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Nicolas A. Echeverri, Alonso M. Hernandez, Aaron P. Thompson, Angela L. Pan, Brian D. Gale, Andrew R. Fox, Himanshu Jasuja
  • Patent number: D872738
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Meis, Nicolas A. Echeverri, Alexandra N. Geller
  • Patent number: D875107
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Nicolas A. Echeverri, Alexandra N. Geller
  • Patent number: D889490
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Meis, Nicolas A. Echeverri, Alexandra N. Geller, Patrick Stephen Hiner
  • Patent number: D890805
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Nicolas A. Echeverri, Alexandra N. Geller
  • Patent number: D891598
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Alonso M. Hernandez, Nicolas A. Echeverri, Brian D. Gale
  • Patent number: D893319
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Alonso M. Hernandez, Brian D. Gale, Mark A. Sanocki, Michael A. Meis, Nicolas A. Echeverri