Patents by Inventor Thomas R. Barito

Thomas R. Barito 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: 9739270
    Abstract: A linear compressor is provided. The linear compressor includes a piston slidably received within a chamber of a cylinder assembly and a mover positioned in a driving coil. The linear compressor also includes features for coupling the piston to the mover such that motion of the mover is transferred to the piston during operation of the driving coil and for reducing friction between the piston and the cylinder during motion of the piston within the chamber of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Beers, Thomas R. Barito, Gregory William Hahn
  • Patent number: 9702352
    Abstract: A linear compressor is provided. The linear compressor includes a spring assembly. An inner back iron assembly is fixed to the spring assembly at a middle portion of the spring assembly. A driving coil is operable to move the inner back iron assembly in order to reciprocate a piston within a chamber of a cylinder assembly. A related spring assembly is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Barito, Gregory William Hahn
  • Patent number: 9562525
    Abstract: A linear compressor is provided. The linear compressor includes a pair of planar spring assemblies mounted to an inner back iron assembly at opposite sides of the inner back iron assembly. A magnet is mounted to the inner back iron assembly at an outer surface of the back iron assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory William Hahn, Thomas R. Barito
  • Patent number: 9528505
    Abstract: A linear compressor and a method for operating a linear compressor are provided. The linear compressor includes a casing and a machined spring. An inner back iron assembly is fixed to the machined spring at a middle portion of the machined spring. The linear compressor also includes features for adjusting a length of the machined spring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory William Hahn, Thomas R. Barito
  • Patent number: 9518572
    Abstract: A linear compressor is provided. The linear compressor includes a casing and a machined spring. An inner back iron assembly is fixed to the machined spring at a middle portion of the machined spring. A driving coil is operable to move the inner back iron assembly in order to reciprocate a piston within a chamber of a cylinder assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Barito, Gregory William Hahn
  • Patent number: 9506460
    Abstract: A linear compressor is provided. The linear compressor includes a piston slidably received within a chamber of a cylinder assembly. A machined spring of the linear compressor extends between an inner back iron assembly of the linear compressor and the cylinder assembly in order to couple the inner back iron assembly to the cylinder assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Barito, Gregory William Hahn
  • Patent number: 9429150
    Abstract: A linear compressor is provided. The linear compressor includes a machined spring. An inner back iron assembly is fixed to the machined spring at a middle portion of the machined spring. A driving coil is operable to move the inner back iron assembly in order to reciprocate a piston within a chamber of a cylinder assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Haier US Appliances Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Barito, Gregory William Hahn, Srinivas Mallampalli
  • Publication number: 20160115948
    Abstract: A linear compressor is provided. The linear compressor includes a spring assembly. An inner back iron assembly is fixed to the spring assembly at a middle portion of the spring assembly. A driving coil is operable to move the inner back iron assembly in order to reciprocate a piston within a chamber of a cylinder assembly. A related spring assembly is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: April 28, 2016
    Inventors: Thomas R. Barito, Gregory William Hahn
  • Patent number: 9322401
    Abstract: A linear compressor and a method for lubricating a piston in the same are provided. The linear compressor includes a sleeve that defines a groove, a plurality of channels and a plurality of thru-holes. A piston is slidably received within a chamber of the sleeve. The piston defines a plurality of pockets. The groove of the sleeve, the plurality of channels of the sleeve, the plurality of thru-holes of the sleeve, and the plurality of pockets of the piston are configured for directing liquid oil therethrough during operation of the linear compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gregory William Hahn, Thomas R. Barito
  • Publication number: 20160030230
    Abstract: A head-wearable device is disclosed. The head-wearable device includes a headgear support structure, a band structure for securing the headgear support structure to the wearer's head, and a protrusion assembly affixed to the headgear superstructure for hindering the wearer's head from assuming a supine position during sleep. A method of sleeping is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Publication date: February 4, 2016
    Inventor: Thomas R. Barito
  • Publication number: 20150226194
    Abstract: A linear compressor is provided. The linear compressor includes a machined spring. An inner back iron assembly is fixed to the machined spring at a middle portion of the machined spring. A driving coil is operable to move the inner back iron assembly in order to reciprocate a piston within a chamber of a cylinder assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: THOMAS R. BARITO, Gregory William Hahn, Srinivas Mallampalli
  • Publication number: 20150226197
    Abstract: A linear compressor is provided. The linear compressor includes a pair of planar spring assemblies mounted to an inner back iron assembly at opposite sides of the inner back iron assembly. A magnet is mounted to the inner back iron assembly at an outer surface of the back iron assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: GREGORY WILLIAM HAHN, Thomas R. Barito
  • Publication number: 20150226196
    Abstract: A linear compressor is provided. The linear compressor includes a piston slidably received within a chamber of a cylinder assembly. A machined spring of the linear compressor extends between an inner back iron assembly of the linear compressor and the cylinder assembly in order to couple the inner back iron assembly to the cylinder assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: THOMAS R. BARITO, Gregory William Hahn
  • Publication number: 20150226199
    Abstract: A linear compressor is provided. The linear compressor includes a casing and a machined spring. An inner back iron assembly is fixed to the machined spring at a middle portion of the machined spring. A driving coil is operable to move the inner back iron assembly in order to reciprocate a piston within a chamber of a cylinder assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas R. Barito, Gregory William Hahn
  • Publication number: 20150226210
    Abstract: A linear compressor is provided. The linear compressor includes a piston. The piston includes a piston cylinder having a head plate. The head plate defines a passage that extends through the head plate. A reed valve is mounted to the head plate and positioned over the passage of the head plate. A valve seat is positioned at and extends about the passage of the head plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Thomas R. Barito, Gregory William Hahn
  • Publication number: 20150226203
    Abstract: A linear compressor and a method for lubricating a piston in the same are provided. The linear compressor includes a sleeve that defines a groove, a plurality of channels and a plurality of thru-holes. A piston is slidably received within a chamber of the sleeve. The piston defines a plurality of pockets. The groove of the sleeve, the plurality of channels of the sleeve, the plurality of thru-holes of the sleeve, and the plurality of pockets of the piston are configured for directing liquid oil therethrough during operation of the linear compressor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gregory William Hahn, Thomas R. Barito
  • Publication number: 20150226198
    Abstract: A linear compressor and a method for operating a linear compressor are provided. The linear compressor includes a casing and a machined spring. An inner back iron assembly is fixed to the machined spring at a middle portion of the machined spring. The linear compressor also includes features for adjusting a length of the machined spring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Gregory William Hahn, Thomas R. Barito
  • Publication number: 20150226200
    Abstract: A linear compressor is provided. The linear compressor includes a piston slidably received within a chamber of a cylinder assembly and a mover positioned in a driving coil. The linear compressor also includes features for coupling the piston to the mover such that motion of the mover is transferred to the piston during operation of the driving coil and for reducing friction between the piston and the cylinder during motion of the piston within the chamber of the cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Publication date: August 13, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David G. Beers, Thomas R. Barito, Gregory William Hahn
  • Patent number: 9086062
    Abstract: A linear compressor is provided. The linear compressor includes a casing that defines a chamber and a piston slidably received within the chamber of the casing. A driving coil is configured for selectively urging the piston to slide within the chamber of the casing. An electro-magnetic spring is configured for urging the piston towards a default position when the piston is positioned away from the default position. The electro-magnetic spring can permit the linear compressor to operate at a resonant condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Mariano Pablo Filippa, Thomas R. Barito, Gregory William Hahn, Srinivas Mallampalli
  • Publication number: 20140209101
    Abstract: Snoring and obstructive sleep apnea are mitigated or controlled by restricting head movement during sleep. A headgear is disclosed with extensions at the rear of the headgear which impedes or blocks sleeping with the head in the supine position. Supine head position during sleep is a leading cause of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. A sleep headgear is equipped with one or more extensions at the rear of the cap so that sleep in the supine position is uncomfortable. Straps are attached and extend from both sides of the headgear. The straps may be located in back of and/or in front of the ears and are fastened under the chin to hinder rotation, movement or removal of the headgear during sleep.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Applicant: NITECAP INC.
    Inventor: Thomas R. Barito