With Spray Or Jet Supplying And/or Applying Means Patents (Class 134/198)
  • Patent number: 11077536
    Abstract: An apparatus for chemical mechanical polishing includes a rotatable platen having a surface to support a polishing pad, a carrier head to hold a substrate in contact with the polishing pad, and a polishing liquid distribution system. The polishing liquid distribution system includes a dispenser positioned to deliver a polishing liquid to a portion of a polishing surface of the polishing pad, and a first barrier positioned before the portion of the polishing surface and configured to block used polishing liquid from reaching the portion of the polishing surface. The first barrier includes a solid first body having a first flat bottom surface and having a first leading surface configured to contact the used polishing liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Yen-Chu Yang, Stephen Jew, Jianshe Tang, Haosheng Wu, Shou-Sung Chang, Paul D. Butterfield, Alexander John Fisher, Bum Jick Kim
  • Patent number: 11059069
    Abstract: A liquid material discharge device includes a discharge member made of a rod-shaped body, a liquid chamber which is wider than the discharge member and in which a tip portion of the discharge member is disposed, a discharge port in communication with the liquid chamber, a liquid feed path establishing communication between the liquid chamber and a liquid material storage container, a drive device driving the discharge member, and a main body. The liquid material discharge device further includes an elongate insert member that is removably inserted into the liquid feed path without cutting the communication between the liquid chamber and the liquid material storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: MUSASHI ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventor: Kazumasa Ikushima
  • Patent number: 10993600
    Abstract: A dishwasher is provided that may include a tub configured to define a washing space in which a washing object is washed, the tub having an open side, a first accommodating rack configured to accommodate the washing object inside of the tub, the first accommodating rack being unloadable from the tub, and a door configured to selectively open and close the open side of the tub, the door supporting the first accommodating rack when the first accommodating rack is unloaded. The tub may include a first protrusion protruding from an inner sidewall of the tub toward the washing space so as to support the first accommodating rack and guide movement of the first accommodating rack, and a second protrusion provided above the first protrusion and protruding from the inner sidewall of the tub toward the washing space so as to prevent the first accommodating rack from being lifted upward when the first accommodating rack is unloaded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sungsik Kim, Minchul Kim
  • Patent number: 10967483
    Abstract: An apparatus for chemical mechanical polishing includes a rotatable platen having a surface to support a polishing pad, a carrier head to hold a substrate in contact with the polishing pad, and a polishing liquid distribution system. The polishing liquid distribution system includes a dispenser positioned to deliver a polishing liquid to a portion of a polishing surface of the polishing pad, and a first barrier positioned before the portion of the polishing surface and configured to block used polishing liquid from reaching the portion of the polishing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Yen-Chu Yang, Stephen Jew, Jianshe Tang, Haosheng Wu, Shou-Sung Chang, Paul D. Butterfield, Alexander John Fisher, Bum Jick Kim
  • Patent number: 10939797
    Abstract: The dishwasher includes a cabinet provided with a washing space inside thereof, and a nozzle unit for spraying washing water into the washing space. The nozzle unit includes a first unit body and a second unit body. Any one of the first and second unit bodies includes a first coupling rib formed along at least a portion of the periphery and a second coupling rib spaced apart from the first coupling rib by a predetermined distance. The other of the first and second unit bodies includes a third coupling rib inserted between the first and second coupling ribs and a second coupling rib located inside the third coupling rib, and stepped ribs configured to face each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Wan Yoo, Buesing Johannes
  • Patent number: 10934502
    Abstract: A cleaning product including a spray dispenser and a cleaning composition suitable for spraying and foaming, the composition housed in the spray dispenser and includes: i) from about 5 to about 15% by weight of the composition of a surfactant system; and ii) a specific glycol ether solvent, the surfactant system and the glycol ether solvent are in a weight ratio of from about 5:1 to about 1:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Wesley Yvonne Pieter Boers, Peter Vancampenhout, Denis Alfred Gonzales, Aicha Dkidak, Jean-Luc Philippe Bettiol
  • Patent number: 10919500
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cleaning device (100) intended for spraying at least one fluid onto a surface to be cleaned of a motor vehicle, such as an optical sensor of an optical detection system, in which a movable piston (3), sliding inside a hollow body (1) about a stationary rod extending along a longitudinal axis (X) and carrying a cleaning fluid distribution element (8, 9) at one end, allows a fluid to be conveyed towards the distribution element (8, 9) via passage channels (12) arranged between the piston and the rod and having different axial dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Valeo Systèmes d'Essuyage
    Inventors: Marcel Trebouet, Frédéric Giraud
  • Patent number: 10882077
    Abstract: The present application provides a cleaning apparatus and a cleaning method. The cleaning apparatus includes two wiping parts opposite to each other, a connection part and a cleanliness detection device. The two wiping parts defines a space therebetween to accommodate a part to be cleaned. The two wiping parts are connected through the connection part. The cleanliness detection device is configured to detect cleanliness of the part to be cleaned. The connection part is configured to control a distance between the two wiping parts based on the detected cleanliness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS
    Inventors: Le Yang, Fashun Li
  • Patent number: 10850344
    Abstract: A robot includes: a robot body including a plurality of joints, and a cleaning mechanism provided to the robot body and configured to clean a predetermined cleaning target site of the robot body to which a foreign material is likely to adhere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Akita, Masaaki Uematsu
  • Patent number: 10743740
    Abstract: A spray system assembly for a household appliance, such as a dishwasher, wherein the spray system assembly can include a diverter housing with a diverter valve, a sprayer mount, and a rotatable sprayer. The rotatable sprayer can include a hub, a spray head, and a pair of spaced spacers. The sprayer mount can include a collar for receiving the hub of the rotatable sprayer. The pair of spaced spacers can circumscribe the hub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Mark S. Feddema, Lisa M. Fehner
  • Patent number: 10710124
    Abstract: A method of delivering insecticide, comprises the steps of providing an insecticide in a container; allowing the insecticide to flow out of the container; and allowing the insecticide to flow into a drain beginning downstream of an opening in said drain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: John M. Aneson
  • Patent number: 10689596
    Abstract: A cleaning product including a spray dispenser and a cleaning composition suitable for spraying and foaming, the composition housed in the spray dispenser and includes: i) from about 5 to about 15% by weight of the composition of a surfactant system; and ii) a specific glycol ether solvent, the surfactant system and the glycol ether solvent are in a weight ratio of from about 5:1 to about 1:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Wesley Yvonne Pieter Boers, Peter Vancampenhout, Denis Alfred Gonzales, Aicha Dkidak, Jean-Luc Philippe Bettiol
  • Patent number: 10669885
    Abstract: Washing of the gas turbine engine, during operation of the gas turbine engine, comprises a washing phase that consists in spraying a detergent liquid substance towards the inlet of the compressor of the engine; the mass flow of the detergent liquid substance to be sprayed is set so that the liquid-to-gas ratio at the inlet of the compressor is more than 1% and less than 5% with reference to the rated mass flow of the compressor; the washing phase comprises a first sub-phase during which the flow of the detergent liquid substance is increased gradually and a second sub-phase during which the flow of the detergent liquid substance is maintained constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: NUOVO PIGNONE SRL
    Inventors: Mario Pecchiol, Celia Navarro Canales, Tommaso Olivieri, Jorge Omar Manon Cantu
  • Patent number: 10597610
    Abstract: The need for a thickened liquid hard surface cleaning composition having improved transparency in addition to antimicrobial efficacy is provided by formulating the hard surface cleaning composition with an antimicrobial agent and a hydrophobic alkali swellable emulsions (HASE) comprising a thickening polymer having a certain ratio of monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Deepak Ahirwal, Laura Cermenati, Raphael Angeline Alfons Ceulemans, Joris Meert
  • Patent number: 10550668
    Abstract: A vortices induced helical fluid delivery system that creates a fluid pattern with cavitation, helical and acoustic (pulsating) oscillating methods with no mechanical moving parts within the technology without being limited to pressures, temperatures, volumes or fluid type that more efficiently clean out scale and debris build-up from a productive or formerly productive oil, gas or wastewater wells, including perforations and near region that surrounds the well. There are varying sized bearings/spheres that can be placed in each chamber that are hydraulically driven that reduce the total flow area (instead of slow down the fluid). The technology can be externally altered to encompass drill string operations to help improve drilling operations by reducing friction and improving annular fluid flow by the inherent vibration that is created by the technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Esteban Resendez
    Inventor: Esteban Resendez
  • Patent number: 10492658
    Abstract: A dishwasher including a washing tub having a bottom plate having an opening, a nozzle having a spraying hole configured to spray water, the nozzle passing through the opening, and a sealing member configured to seal the opening. The bottom plate includes a base portion on which the nozzle is installed, and a protruding portion extending downward from the base portion to form the opening, the nozzle includes a support portion on the base portion, and a nozzle side portion facing the protruding portion. A part of the support portion contacts the base portion and another part of the support portion is spaced apart from the base portion according to an inclination of the base portion, where the sealing member is disposed between the protruding portion and the nozzle side portion. The spraying trajectory of the water can thus be kept constant despite the inclination deviation of the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Soo Hyung Yoo, Johannes Buesing, In Ju Lee, Chang Wook Lee, Seung Gee Hong
  • Patent number: 10481134
    Abstract: Integrated probes and probe systems suitable for attachment to a robotic arm of a remotely operated vehicle are disclosed. The probes and probe systems serve to perform cleaning operations and both cathodic protection (CP) voltage measurements and ultrasonic testing (UT) thickness measurements at an underwater surface. The cathodic protection measurement system includes one or more electrically conductive legs that extend outwardly from the probe. These legs are arranged about a cleaning tool and an ultrasonic sensor. When the integrated probe contacts the underwater surface, at least one leg contacts the surface, thereby providing a desired distance between the probe and the underwater surface for efficient cleaning and UT inspection. The underwater surface can be cleaned and CP and UT measurements can all be performed using a single, integrated probed during a single operation, without having to reposition the probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Ayman Amer, Fadl Abdellatif
  • Patent number: 10470840
    Abstract: An apparatus for unclogging a surgical-suction device (21) comprising a base (22) that defines at least one hole (26). A stylet (28) extends perpendicularly from the center of the base (22) along an axis (A) for receiving the surgical-suction device (21). The stylet (28) defines an exterior and an internal chamber (32) that communicates with the hole (26) in the base (22). The stylet (28) defines at least one aperture (40) in fluid communication between the chamber (32) and the exterior of the stylet (28) for communicating with the surgical-suction device (21). A valve (60) having an open position (FIG. 1) for allowing fluid to flow through the hole (26) of the base (22) and the aperture (40) in the stylet (28) and a closed position (FIG. 2) for preventing fluid to flow through the hole (26) of the base (22) and the aperture (40) in the stylet (28).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventor: Aaron Wynkoop
  • Patent number: 10413152
    Abstract: A spray assembly for a dishwasher appliance is provided. The spray assembly is pivotally mounted over a wash rack and includes one or more spinning nozzles for directing a flow of wash fluid onto articles placed within the wash rack. The spinning nozzles are rotatably mounted to the spray assembly and include one or more vanes that harness the flow of wash fluid to rotate the spinning nozzle. The spinning nozzle has one or more discharge orifices that direct the flow of wash fluid onto articles in the wash chamber in a circular pattern as the spinning nozzle rotates, resulting in better spray coverage with fewer nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Ramasamy Thiyagarajan
  • Patent number: 10349808
    Abstract: A dishwashing appliance having a static jet assembly is provided herein. The dishwashing appliance may include a tub defining a wash chamber, a pump, and a spray assembly. The pump may be configured to deliver a wash fluid into the wash chamber. The spray assembly may be housed within the wash chamber of the tub in fluid communication with the pump to receive wash fluid therefrom. The static jet assembly may be disposed within the wash chamber and include a static body. The static body may extend about an exterior hole. The static body may define an interior passage and a jet aperture in fluid communication with the pump. The jet aperture may be defined in fluid communication between the interior passage and the wash chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Bassam Fawaz, Daniel J. Hart, John Edward Dries, Kyle Durham, Matthew David Mersch, Glenn Leon Graham
  • Patent number: 10276407
    Abstract: The substrate processing apparatus includes a substrate holding unit that holds a substrate horizontally, a substrate rotating unit that rotates the substrate held by the substrate holding unit around a prescribed rotational axis extending along a vertical direction, a processing liquid supply nozzle that moves in a horizontal direction and supplies a processing liquid onto an upper surface of the substrate held by the substrate holding unit, a shielding member that shields an atmosphere between the shielding member and the upper surface of the substrate held by the substrate holding unit from an ambient atmosphere, an inert gas supply unit that supplies an inert gas between the upper surface of the substrate held by the substrate holding unit and the shielding member, and a shielding member rotating unit that rotates the shielding member around the rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kenji Amahisa, Takeshi Yoshida, Toshimitsu Namba
  • Patent number: 10238131
    Abstract: A baking production system for control of preservative concentration during production of baked products includes a preservative control system, including a preservative control unit, a flow control valve, a flow meter, first and second conductive probes, first and second acidity sensors, a metering pump, a water mixer, a temperature sensor, a moisture sensor, which is configured to mix the water with the preservative solution, thereby creating a water preservative mixture; and a production line, including a dough mixer, which is configured to receive a baking mixture and mix the baking mixture with the water preservative mixture, thereby creating a dough. Also disclosed is a method for preservative concentration control, including calculating water preservative concentration, optimizing preservative solution flow, calculating dough preservative concentration, and optimizing source water flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Brian E. Bartlett, Douglas W. Cotton
  • Patent number: 10217650
    Abstract: A substrate cleaning apparatus may include a substrate support having a support surface to support a substrate to be cleaned, wherein the substrate support is rotatable about a central axis normal to the support surface; a first nozzle to provide a first cleaning gas to a region of the inner volume corresponding to the position of an edge of the substrate when the substrate is supported by the support surface of the substrate support; a first annular body disposed opposite and spaced apart from the support surface of the substrate support by a gap, the first annular body having a central opening defined by an inner wall shaped to provide a reducing size of the gap between the first annular body and the support surface in a radially outward direction; and a first gas inlet to provide a first gas to the central opening of the first annular body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: James Matthew Holden, Song-Moon Suh, Todd Egan, Kalyanjit Ghosh, Leon Volfovski, Michael R. Rice, Richard Giljum
  • Patent number: 10150937
    Abstract: A cleaning product having a spray dispenser and a cleaning composition suitable for spraying, the composition housed in the spray dispenser wherein the composition contains: i) at least 5% by weight of the composition of a specific surfactant system; and ii) a specific glycol ether solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Wesley Yvonne Pieter Boers, Peter Vancampenhout, Denis Alfred Gonzales, Aicha Dkidak, Jean-Luc Philippe Bettiol
  • Patent number: 10138446
    Abstract: A cleaning product having a spray dispenser and a cleaning composition suitable for spraying and foaming, the composition housed in the spray dispenser wherein the composition contains: i) 2 to 15% by weight of a surfactant system comprising an alkyl ethoxylated sulfate anionic surfactant and a specific co-surfactant; and ii) a specific glycol ether solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Wesley Yvonne Pieter Boers, Peter Vancampenhout, Denis Alfred Gonzales, Aicha Dkidak, Jean-Luc Philippe Bettiol
  • Patent number: 10138445
    Abstract: A cleaning product having a spray dispenser and a cleaning composition suitable for spraying, the composition housed in the spray dispenser wherein the composition includes: i. 5% to 15% by weight of the composition of a specific surfactant system; and ii. a specific glycol ether solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Wesley Yvonne Pieter Boers, Peter Vancampenhout, Denis Alfred Gonzales, Aicha Dkidak, Jean-Luc Philippe Bettiol
  • Patent number: 10123678
    Abstract: A dishwasher appliance is provided having an upper rack assembly that includes a rack that defines a vertical support structure and a manifold base. A manifold cap is attached to the rack over the manifold base such that the manifold cap and the manifold base define a spray manifold. A docking port is defined in a rear wall of the rack for providing fluid communication between the spray manifold and a fluid circulation assembly when the rack is positioned within the wash chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel Charles Boyer, Matthew David Mersch
  • Patent number: 10111573
    Abstract: Adapters and spray arm assemblies for dishwasher appliances are provided. An adapter defines an axial direction, a radial direction, and a circumferential direction. The adapter includes a base unit. The base unit includes an inlet housing defining an inlet annulus. The base unit further includes a first conduit extending from the inlet housing and comprising a passage defined between an inlet and an outlet. The base unit further includes a second conduit extending from the inlet housing and comprising a passage defined between an inlet and an outlet. The entire passage of the first conduit and the entire passage of the second conduit each extend at an angle to the axial direction of less than or equal to 60 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Joel Charles Boyer
  • Patent number: 9868258
    Abstract: A ported mandrel additively manufactured with at least two different materials. A unitary ported mandrel includes a mandrel body of a base material; one or more ports including an erosion resistant material; and one or more return pathways. A method for making a unitary ported mandrel for a downhole fracturing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Zachary S. Silva
  • Patent number: 9861260
    Abstract: A tine assembly for a dishwasher appliance is provided. The tine assembly includes a plurality of segmented tines. Each segmented tine of the plurality of segmented tines includes a plurality of tine segments. Each tine segment of the plurality of tine segments is pivotally or rotatably mounted to a respective adjacent tine segment of the plurality of tine segments such that the segmented tines of the plurality of segmented tines are compliant. A related dishwasher appliance is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Haier US Appliance Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Alexander Benedict, Rebecca Ann Alvord, Ryan James Diener, Brian Michael Schork
  • Patent number: 9718100
    Abstract: A spray unit, including a body assembly including a solution supply port, the solution port to supply cleaning solution; a flow channel in the body assembly, the flow channel connected with the solution supply port, the cleaning solution to flow through the flow channel; and a spray slit connected to the flow channel, the spray slit to spray out the cleaning solution, the flow channel including at least two chambers to hold the cleaning solution and at least two internal slits connecting the chambers to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Je-Yung Yum
  • Patent number: 9664463
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus comprising a first fluid delivery system configured to eject a first fluid through a first nozzle toward a surface to be cleaned; a second fluid delivery system configures to eject a second fluid through a second nozzle toward the surface to be cleaned, wherein the second fluid comprises a compressed gas at a pressure greater than 345 kilopascals (50 pounds per square inch); a housing configured to partially surround and mount the first and second nozzles; a connector configured to couple the first fluid delivery system to a first fluid source; and a connector configured to couple the second fluid delivery system to a second fluid source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventor: Scott P. Burfeind
  • Patent number: 9615721
    Abstract: A dishwasher includes a shiftable rack provided with multiple, distinct washing fluid spray arms connected to a common, rack supported manifold. When the rack is shifted to a retracted position within a tub of the dishwasher, the manifold mates with a coupling of a fluid distribution system including a multi-tube feed arrangement configured to selectively distribute washing fluid from a pump assembly to the multiple spray arms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Walter T. Blanchard, David H. Chen
  • Patent number: 9609998
    Abstract: A device for steaming utensils such as silverware and glassware includes a frame having side and bottom walls. The frame has an open upper end. A heating chamber containing at least one heating device is connected with and depends from the frame bottom wall. A fluid reservoir is arranged within the frame and rests on the frame bottom wall. When fluid such as water is arranged in the reservoir and the heating device is operated, the water is heated to generate steam which exits the frame open upper end. One or more racks containing the utensils to be steamed are arranged on the device. The steam cleans the utensils for subsequent polishing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Inventor: Daniel Vincent Sherrett
  • Patent number: 9573169
    Abstract: A vehicle and method for cleaning parabolic trough solar collectors (2) by means of a motorized vehicle (1) which includes a water tank (4); front (5) and rear (6) cleaning arms, with a telescopic part having several sections, coupled at one end to a pivoting head (8) which supports a rotary cleaning brush (9) and comprises spray nozzles (10), as well as proximity sensors (12) for the brushes (9). It comprises the same number of front and rear transverse guide rails (13) which include a linear movement means (14) coupled, by means of a pivot (15), to the cleaning arms (5, 6). The brushes (9) are movable in relation to the head (8) by means of a shaft (21) actuated by a retraction actuator (27) for overcoming obstacles (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: ABENGOA SOLAR NEW TECHNOLOGIES, S.A.
    Inventors: Juan Jímenez Huertas, David Gamez Vela, Elena García Ramirez
  • Patent number: 9545184
    Abstract: A rich air sprayer of sanitary ware has a base, the base is disposed with at least two waterways; each waterway includes an inlet hole, a mutation cavity connected to the inlet hole and an air inlet hole connected to the mutation cavity, the flow area of the inlet hole is smaller than that of the mutation cavity, negative pressure is generated inside the mutation cavity when the water flows from the inlet hole into the mutation cavity, the negative pressure makes the mutation cavity suck air from the outside of the sprayer through the air inlet hole, the air and the water are mixed to form bubbles; the outlets of the mutation cavities intersect or the tangents of the outlets of the mutation cavities intersect, making the water flowing out of the outlets of the mutation cavities collide to enhance the granular sensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignees: XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH INDUSTRIES CO., LTD., Huasong Zhou
    Inventors: Huasong Zhou, Li Jiang, Jianmin Chen, Bin Cao
  • Patent number: 9470105
    Abstract: The present application and the resultant patent provide a gas turbine engine system. The gas turbine engine system may include a gas turbine engine, a water wash system, and a system controller. The gas turbine engine may include a compressor, a combustor in communication with the compressor, and a turbine in communication with the combustor. The water wash system may be in communication with the gas turbine engine and configured to remove contaminants therefrom. The water wash system may include a number of valves configured to control flows through the water wash system, and a number of sensors configured to measure operating parameters of the water wash system. The system controller may be in communication with the valves and the sensors and operable to automatically control the valves upon receiving operating parameter signals from the sensors in order to perform a wash of the gas turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Rahul J. Chillar, Dean Matthew Erickson, George Martin Gilchrist, III, Michael Savale, Mica Lee Longwell
  • Patent number: 9459413
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical fiber connector cleaner in which the rotation of the cleaning shaft is linked with the feeding of the cleaning tape so that it is possible to wipe the dirt on the end surface of the connector off reliably. A forwarding and reversing mechanism of the optical fiber connector cleaner is formed of a fixing member contacting the second casing so as to be slidable, and a coil spring biasing the second casing forward in the one direction for the fixing member, a rotation mechanism is formed of a first rack gear disposed on the fixing member, a first gear rotatably mounted in the second casing, and a second gear connected to a base end of the shaft 14, the first gear includes first teeth fitted to the first rack gear, and second teeth fitted to the second gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: SEIKOH GIKEN Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahisa Kida
  • Patent number: 9393600
    Abstract: A device according to the present invention can be used for the hydraulic and mechanical connection of a distributor circuit of washing liquid of a trolley carrying objects to be washed to a feed circuit of a washing liquid for a washer machine for objects. The washer machine provides a washing chamber in which to position the trolley which has at least a lateral wall with respect to the direction of insertion of the trolley into the washing chamber. The device comprises a connection member of the distributor circuit, a corresponding delivery or coupling mouth of the feed circuit provided on said lateral wall and at least a connection bushing associable on one side to the connection member of the distributor circuit and on the other side to a corresponding delivery or coupling mouth of the feed circuit that faces inside a washing chamber of the washer machine, so as to determine the mechanical and hydraulic connection between feed circuit and distributor circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: STEELCO SPA
    Inventor: Fabio Zardini
  • Patent number: 9199284
    Abstract: A housing has interior and exterior ends with a side wall there between. A spray assembly includes a manifold. The manifold is mounted for rotational movement within the housing. A tube extends through the exterior end. In this manner the manifold is coupled to a source of water. A plurality of spray nozzles is provided. The spray nozzles are provided on the manifold. The spray nozzles are angled in opposite directions. In this manner pressurized water may pass through the tube. Also in this manner water passing through the tube will spin the nozzles. Further in this manner the water coming into contact with a wheel there adjacent will be discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Inventor: Michael J. Reischmann
  • Patent number: 9120132
    Abstract: A pallet washing apparatus and its associated methodology, wherein all of the pallets in a vertical stack of pallets are cleaned simultaneously, the stack being vertically expanded to provide a separation distance between each pallet, with each pallet then being delivered onto individual conveyors passing through washing, rinsing and drying stations, such that cleaning spray may be directed against all surfaces of each pallet, all of the pallets then being restacked for removal in a single stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: ZZ VENTURES, LLC
    Inventors: Larry White, Thomas J. Jordan
  • Publication number: 20150144161
    Abstract: A dispensing method is disclosed that includes the following steps: a cleaning sleeve is provided to surround a spray member. A first fluid is previously dispensed from a first fluid outlet of the spray member. A second fluid is sprayed from a second fluid outlet of the cleaning sleeve to clean the spray member. The cleaning sleeve is opened or slid away from the spray member, such that the first fluid outlet of the spray member is exposed to a substrate. The first fluid is dispensed from the first fluid outlet of the spray member to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weibo YU, Kuo-Sheng CHUANG, Wen-Yu KU, Chin-Hsiang LIN
  • Patent number: 9039844
    Abstract: A steam cleaning apparatus including a main body having a main switch, a steam cleaning head coupled to the main body, and a position sensitive switch having a first state when the steam apparatus is in a substantially vertical storage position and a second state when the steam cleaning apparatus is in a tilted, cleaning position, the position sensitive switch being connected in electrical series with the main switch such that when the position-sensitive switch is in the first state the position-sensitive switch interrupts the flow of electrical current from the main switch and when the position-sensitive switch is in the second state, electrical power is supplied by the main switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: BLACK & DECKER INC.
    Inventors: Barry Pears, David Rowntree, Martyn Riley, Stephen Houghton, Andrew Walker
  • Publication number: 20150136185
    Abstract: Provided is a substrate cleaning apparatus of cleaning a substrate. The substrate cleaning apparatus includes a cleaning chamber, a first cleaning nozzle, a cover member, an air flow generation unit, and an exhaust unit. The main cleaning chamber has a cleaning space in which the substrate is cleaned and includes a sidewall in which a first vent hole is defined. The first cleaning nozzle is disposed in the main cleaning chamber to spray a first cleaning solution. The cover member covers the main cleaning chamber and has one side in which a second vent hole is defined. The air flow generation unit supplies air into the cleaning space through the first vent hole. The exhaust unit is coupled to the one side of the cover member to suck and exhaust the air supplied into the cleaning space through the second vent hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: JUNGWON JO, CHUNGHYUK LEE, Joon NAM, SEONG GU KANG, HAK KIM, SungKu BAEK, KYUNGJAE LEE
  • Patent number: 9032981
    Abstract: A painting implement cleaning and storage apparatus 10 is provided. The apparatus facilitates the cleaning and storage of painting implements such as a roller 12, a brush 14 and a roller pan 16. The apparatus includes a base 18 and a bracket 32 coupled to the base. The roller 12 is supported on the bracket 32 in an upwardly extending diagonal position between shields 45 and 54 for containing paint spreads from the roller. The brush 14 is supported on bracket 32 in a upwardly projecting position. A roller pan 16 is coupable to shield 45 and supported thereon in a descending position. Once the painting implements 12, 14 and 16 are supported on the apparatus 10, cleaning can be accomplished by the application of a stream of water thereto after which the implements can be left until they are needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Michael Rhines
  • Publication number: 20150129004
    Abstract: A dish washing machine including a cabinet configured to form an exterior, a washing tub provided in the cabinet to wash dishes, and a jet nozzle configured to jet washing water to the washing tub, wherein the jet nozzle includes a plurality of nozzle inner walls provided therein to form a passage through which the washing water passes and having a plurality of passage inner walls provided to have arc shapes in section vertical to a flow direction of the washing water. Due to such configuration, a jetting force may be enhanced and washing efficiency may be also improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Wook LEE, Min Ho JUNG, Hyun Dong JUNG, Chan Young PARK, Soo Hyung YOO, Seung Gee HONG
  • Patent number: 9027577
    Abstract: A nozzle of a nozzle device includes an arm pipe that extends in a horizontal direction and a downstream pipe formed so as to curve downward from one end of the arm pipe. In the nozzle, a metallic pipe is provided inside a second resin pipe. Moreover, a first resin pipe is provided inside the metallic pipe. A boss is attached to the tip of the metallic pipe between the first resin pipe and the second resin pipe. At the tip of the nozzle, an outer peripheral surface of the first resin pipe, an end surface of the second resin pipe and an end surface of the boss are welded by welding resin. In this way, the metallic pipe is reliably coated with the first resin pipe, the second resin pipe, the boss and the welding resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Screen Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoyuki Osada, Masashi Sawamura, Koji Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 9027579
    Abstract: A surface cleaning head is provided comprising a dome-shaped, downwardly open housing, in which at least one spray arm is mounted for rotation about an axis of rotation, wherein the spray arm bears at a distance from the axis of rotation a nozzle which can be acted upon with cleaning fluid subject to pressure and revolves around the axis of rotation together with the spray arm, and comprising a protective disk which covers the at least one spray arm towards the open underside of the housing and defines a ring-shaped fluid passage for a stream of fluid to pass through, said fluid passage being penetrated by retaining bars, wherein the at least one spray arm is rotatable relative to the protective disk. The retaining bars are arranged so as to be distributed unevenly in circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Alfred Kaercher GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Juergen Binder, Vitali Fischer
  • Patent number: 9028618
    Abstract: A compressor wash system for compressor washing includes stages of fluid delivery lines coupled at one end to a pump output and at the other end to a corresponding nozzle set. A control valve is connected to the fluid delivery line between the pump and the nozzle set, selectively supplying fluid between the pump and the nozzle set. Each nozzle of a nozzle set is positioned on an inlet of the compressor to allow the stages to wash a portion of the compressor. Nozzle sets are positioned around a bellmouth assembly and/or around an inlet cone of the compressor inlet, with a nozzle spray tip of each nozzle extending into an inlet air flow path of the compressor. Fluid may be directed to one or more of the stages in a sequencing pattern determined and configured to wash the compressor. Templates and installation guides are utilized to position the nozzles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Gas Turbine Efficiency Sweden AB
    Inventors: John L. Battaglioli, Robert J. L. Bland, Robert J. Burke, Lindsay A. Early, Jonathan R. Knaust, Christopher R. Oliveri, Hilbert H. Valdez, Thomas Wagner, Daniel F. Woolley
  • Patent number: 9027578
    Abstract: A gravity and flow operated diverter valve diverts liquid flow from one source to either of two output destinations. The valve includes a housing, an inlet opening, a first outlet opening and a second outlet opening. A valve member is located coaxially in the housing interior, the valve member having at least one flow path extending axially therethough, an exterior edge of the valve member and an interior surface of the side wall having a cooperating cam follower structure defining a cyclic path, the path having at least two no flow positions in which the valve member is spaced from the upper wall, and at least two flow positions in which the flow path in the disc selectively allows communication with one or both of the first and second outlet openings, the cyclic path arranged so that on successive liquid flows into the inlet opening the valve member cycles between the at least two flow positions to selectively direct flow out of one or both of the first and second outlet openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Joel Charles Boyer, James Lee Armstrong, Satish Kumar Raju Buddharaju