Patents by Inventor Xavier F. CULLERE

Xavier F. CULLERE 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: 20220354323
    Abstract: An agitator for a vacuum cleaner includes an agitator body and a resiliently deformable flap. The resiliently deformable flap includes a front face, a rear face, and one or more protrusions extending outwardly from the front face. An agitator for a vacuum cleaner includes an agitator body and a bristle strip and/or a plurality of tufts arranged in one or more rows along the agitator body. The bristle strip and/or a plurality of tufts includes a first bristle group including a plurality of nylon bristles and at least a second bristle group including a plurality of para-aramid bristles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Devan SCHAPPLER, Max P. LACOMA, Xavier F. CULLERE, Daniel R. DER MARDEROSIAN, Charles S. BRUNNER, Jeffery ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20220354324
    Abstract: An agitator for a vacuum cleaner includes an agitator body and a resiliently deformable flap. The resiliently deformable flap includes a front face, a rear face, and one or more protrusions extending outwardly from the front face. An agitator for a vacuum cleaner includes an agitator body and a bristle strip and/or a plurality of tufts arranged in one or more rows along the agitator body. The bristle strip and/or a plurality of tufts includes a first bristle group including a plurality of nylon bristles and at least a second bristle group including a plurality of para-aramid bristles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2022
    Publication date: November 10, 2022
    Inventors: Max P. LACOMA, Devan SCHAPPLER, Xavier F. CULLERE, Street BARNETT, Ryan COPELAND, Peter LIU, Ian LIU, Erick ZHANG
  • Patent number: 11442454
    Abstract: An adaptive sensor array system and method includes receiving one or more signals from a sensor array and compare the received signals to one or more object detection threshold values, determining if the robotic cleaner was moving along a travel path for a predetermined period of time, window W, in response to a determination that the robotic cleaner was operating in straight-line motion during the window W, calculating a value of the received detected signals from the sensor array during one or more calibration periods C of the window W, and adjusting one or more of the object detection threshold values based on the calculated value during the window W. A sum of all the calibration periods C during window W is less than a length of the window W. One of the calibration periods C may start at a beginning of the window W.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Alex Irkliy, Charles Fiebig, Isaku D. Kamada, Xavier F. Cullere, Charles S. Brunner, Brian Burke
  • Publication number: 20220095864
    Abstract: An agitator for a vacuum cleaner including an elongated main body extending along a pivot axis and having first and second opposite lateral ends, one or more soft cleaning elements extending from elongated main body between the first and second opposite lateral ends, one or more channels formed within the one or more soft cleaning elements and disposed between the first and second opposite lateral ends, and one or more deformable flaps disposed within the one or more channels and extending from the elongated main body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2021
    Publication date: March 31, 2022
    Inventors: Daniel R. DER MARDEROSIAN, Nathan HERRMANN, Steven GACIN, Xavier F. CULLERE, Adam UDY, Vignesh GNANASEKARAN, Kai XU
  • Publication number: 20220071459
    Abstract: A surface cleaning head includes a housing having a front side and back side, a brush roll rotatably mounted to the housing within a suction conduit and having at least a portion proximate the opening of the suction conduit, a leading roller mounted to the housing in front of the brush roll, and a drive mechanism operatively coupled to the brush roll and the leading roller for driving the brush roll and the leading roller at same time. The brush roll includes an agitator body and a first bristle/flap arrangement comprising a first deformable flap extending from the agitator body and a first bristle strip and/or row of tufts extending from the agitator body and disposed adjacent to the first deformable flap. The first deformable flap is disposed at an aggressive angle and the first bristle strip and/or row of tufts is arranged at a passive angle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Publication date: March 10, 2022
    Inventors: Steven GACIN, Jason B. THORNE, Adam UDY, Charles S. BRUNNER, Xavier F. CULLERE, Nicholas Sardar, Ognjen VRDOLJAK, Daniel R. DER MARDEROSIAN, Andre D. BROWN, Daniel J. INNES
  • Publication number: 20200301430
    Abstract: An adaptive sensor array system and method includes receiving one or more signals from a sensor array and compare the received signals to one or more object detection threshold values, determining if the robotic cleaner was moving along a travel path for a predetermined period of time, window W, in response to a determination that the robotic cleaner was operating in straight-line motion during the window W, calculating a value of the received detected signals from the sensor array during one or more calibration periods C of the window W, and adjusting one or more of the object detection threshold values based on the calculated value during the window W. A sum of all the calibration periods C during window W is less than a length of the window W. One of the calibration periods C may start at a beginning of the window W.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 24, 2020
    Inventors: Alex IRKLIY, Charles FIEBIG, Isaku D. KAMADA, Xavier F. CULLERE, Charles S. BRUNNER, Brian BURKE
  • Publication number: 20200121144
    Abstract: An example of an agitator for a vacuum cleaner may include a body and at least one deformable flap extending from the body. The deformable flap may include at least one taper. The at least one taper causes a cleaning edge of the deformable flap to approach the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Publication date: April 23, 2020
    Inventors: Steven GACIN, Jason B. THORNE, Adam UDY, Charles S. BRUNNER, Xavier F. CULLERE, Nicholas Sardar, Ognjen VRDOLJAK, Daniel R. DER MARDEROSIAN, Andre D. BROWN, Daniel J. INNES