Patents by Inventor Wayne Ernest Conrad

Wayne Ernest Conrad 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: 20200146519
    Abstract: An upright surface cleaning apparatus comprises a floor cleaning head and an upright section moveably mounted to the surface cleaning head. A portable cleaning unit is removably mounted to the support structure and comprises an auxiliary cleaning tool mount. The auxiliary cleaning tool mount is provided on one lateral side of a portion of the rigid air flow conduit that is positioned above the portable cleaning unit when the upright surface cleaning apparatus is in the upright cleaning mode and the upflow duct is in the upright storage position wherein the auxiliary tool mount remains spaced from the portable cleaning unit during all use of the upright surface cleaning apparatus in the upright cleaning mode and the auxiliary cleaning tool mount remains mounted to the rigid air flow conduit when the upright surface cleaning apparatus is in the portable cleaning mode. A cord wind member is provided on an opposed lateral side of the rigid air flow conduit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Publication date: May 14, 2020
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 10641520
    Abstract: An HVAC system that utilizes an air-to-air heat exchanger includes an HVAC ductwork section including a fan, and a filter assembly in fluid flow communication with the HVAC ductwork section. The filter assembly has a filter compartment having an opening oriented generally transverse to a direction of air flow through the filter assembly. A compressive member is provided on at least a portion of a perimeter extending around the opening. The compressive member is adjustable between an installation configuration in which the compressive member is spaced from a position that is to be occupied by a filter when the filter is installed in the filter compartment and an installed configuration in which the compressive member engages at least a portion of one of an upstream and a downstream face of the filter when the filter is positioned in the filter compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 10638897
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus includes a surface cleaning head having a dirty air inlet and an upper section mount moveably coupled to the surface cleaning head. An upper portion is mounted to the upper section mount. The upper section comprises a wand. A portable surface cleaning unit is removably mounted to the upper portion. An air flow path extends from the dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet and includes an upstream portion comprising the wand and a flexible air flow conduit downstream of the wand. Each of the wand and the portable cleaning unit can be separately removable from the upper section mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 10638907
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus, such as an extractor, has a separation stage comprising a separator and a separated liquid container in communication with a separated element outlet of the separator. When the surface cleaning apparatus is in a vertical orientation, the separated liquid container has a first portion underlying the separator, a second portion laterally spaced from the first portion and positioned below the separator and a third portion positioned above the second portion, and the third portion has a volume that is at least 80% of a volume of the first portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Omachrom Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 10631693
    Abstract: A hand vacuum cleaner has an air flow path extending from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet. A cyclone chamber positioned in the air flow path has a cyclone air inlet and a cyclone air outlet. A handle having a hand grip portion extend upwardly and forwardly when the upper end of the hand vacuum cleaner is positioned above the lower end of the hand vacuum cleaner. At least one energy storage member is positioned in an energy storage chamber. A suction motor is positioned in the air flow path upstream of the clean air outlet, wherein the suction motor is located at an upper end of the handle and rearward of the at least one energy storage member when the upper end of the hand vacuum cleaner is positioned above the lower end of the hand vacuum cleaner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Publication number: 20200122164
    Abstract: A docking station for a robotic surface cleaning apparatus is provide. The docking station has a plurality of cyclones comprising an upper cyclone and a lower cyclone. The cyclones are arranged such that the dirt outlet of the upper cyclone is not obstructed by the dirt outlet of the lower cyclone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Publication number: 20200122161
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus includes a cyclone having a plurality of tangential air inlets. Each tangential air inlet is formed of a sidewall and an end wall. The tangential air inlet has an inlet port which is positioned to face a wall of the cyclone chamber. The tangential air inlets have a flow straightener provided on a radial inner or outer side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 10624511
    Abstract: A reconfigurable upright vacuum cleaner has a surface cleaning head with a pedestal member pivotally mounted thereto. An upper portion, which comprises a portable surface cleaning unit removably mounted thereto, is mounted to the pedestal member. An above floor cleaning wand is removably mounted to the pedestal member. The portable surface cleaning unit is securable to the pedestal member by a portable surface cleaning unit lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 10624510
    Abstract: A hand vacuum cleaner has a main body housing a suction motor and fan assembly and, a cyclone unit comprising a cyclone and a pre-motor filter housing. The pre-motor filter housing has an openable pre-motor filter housing door. The cyclone unit is moveable mounted to the main body between a closed position in which the openable pre-motor filter housing door is not accessible and an open position in which the openable pre-motor filter housing door is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 10624513
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus comprises a cyclone bin assembly having a sidewall surrounding a contiguous interior volume and comprising multiple segments of different profile and width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Publication number: 20200114543
    Abstract: A method of recycling a mixed plastic waste comprising plastics having different melting temperatures includes conveying the mixed plastic waste through an extruder such that at least some of the higher melting point plastic is passes through the extruder without melting and is present in the extrudate as solid material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Publication date: April 16, 2020
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 10602894
    Abstract: A portable surface cleaning apparatus has a main body, an air treatment member and a handle wherein the dirty air inlet is provided in the front face at a location below the horizontal plane, and wherein the handle overlies a portion of the cyclone chamber and the suction motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Publication number: 20200094266
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus has an upstream air treatment member and a downstream cyclonic cleaning stage that includes a plurality of cyclones in parallel. Each cyclone has a cyclone axis of rotation, a first end, an axially spaced apart second end, a sidewall extending between the first and second ends, an air inlet, an air outlet, and a sideways dirt outlet. The surface cleaning apparatus also includes a dirt collection chamber and a dirt collection plenum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Publication number: 20200093338
    Abstract: A cyclone assembly for a surface cleaning apparatus has a first cyclonic cleaning stage and a second cyclonic cleaning stage downstream from the first cyclonic cleaning stage. The second cyclonic cleaning stage has more air inlets than the first cyclonic cleaning stage. The second cyclonic cleaning stage has a second stage air inlet cross-sectional area in a direction transverse to a direction of air flow entering the second stage cyclone chamber that is 1.1-2 times larger than a first stage air inlet cross-sectional area in a direction transverse to a direction of air flow entering the first stage cyclone chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventors: Wayne Ernest Conrad, Dave Petersen
  • Publication number: 20200094267
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus has an upstream air treatment member and a downstream cyclonic cleaning stage that includes a plurality of cyclones in parallel. Each cyclone has a cyclone axis of rotation, a first end, an axially spaced apart second end, a sidewall extending between the first and second ends, an air inlet, an air outlet, and a sideways dirt outlet. The surface cleaning apparatus also includes a dirt collection chamber and a dirt collection plenum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Publication date: March 26, 2020
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Publication number: 20200077854
    Abstract: A cyclonic air treatment member comprises a cyclone and a dirt collection chamber external to the cyclone chamber. The cyclone chamber extends longitudinally in an axial direction between a cyclone first end and a cyclone second end. The dirt outlet comprises a plurality of discrete dirt outlet regions, each of which extends at an angle to the cyclone longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 10575701
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus such as an extractor has a solid and liquid separation stage comprising a combined solid and liquid separator having a separated element outlet and, a solid and liquid collection chamber in communication with the separated element outlet. The solid and liquid separation chamber includes a screen provided therein, when the surface cleaning apparatus is in a floor cleaning orientation, the solid and liquid collection chamber has a lower region comprising a liquid collection region whereby, in operation, liquid passes through the screen and solid material collects on the screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Ernest Conrad, Dave Petersen
  • Patent number: 10575700
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus has a surface cleaning head having a hard floor cleaning brush and a carpet cleaning brush, wherein the surface cleaning apparatus is operable in a hard floor cleaning configuration in which a liquid is delivered from at least one nozzle to the soft brush bar, and the surface cleaning apparatus is operable in a carpet cleaning configuration in which a liquid is delivered from at least one nozzle to the carpet cleaning brush.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Ernest Conrad, Dave Petersen, Daniel Innes, Adam Udy
  • Patent number: 10575693
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus comprises an air flow path extending from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet; a suction motor provided in the air flow path; and a cyclone bin assembly comprising first and second stage cyclones. The first stage cyclone is provided in the air flow path and comprises a first stage cyclone chamber having a first stage second end wall that is spaced from a first stage first end wall. The second stage cyclone is provided in the air flow path downstream of the first stage cyclone and comprises a second stage cyclone chamber having a second stage second end wall that is spaced from a second stage first end wall. The first stage second end wall and the second stage second end wall are concurrently openable and the second stage second end wall may be moveable separately from the first stage second end wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Publication number: 20200060484
    Abstract: A reconfigurable surface cleaning apparatus is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Publication date: February 27, 2020
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad