Fixed Position Cleaners Or Installed Cleaning Systems Patents (Class 15/301)
  • Patent number: 11406728
    Abstract: A sanitization device and telemedicine station (SDTS) may automatically detect and disinfect users as the users pass through the device. Sanitizing solution may be distributed throughout a disinfecting area within the SDTS such that people, pets, items, and/or other objects are disinfected. The SDTS may collect biometric data such as body temperature. Collected data may be analyzed to identify conditions and/or generate recommendations by matching collected data to various condition profiles. The SDTS may allow telemedicine sessions, where a user may communicate with a practitioner or virtual practitioner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Vivera Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Inventors: Mehdi Hatamian, Paul Edalat
  • Patent number: 11399676
    Abstract: A cleaner holder includes a first body having a charging terminal to charge a cleaner; a second body connected to the first body, configured to support the cleaner and having an accommodation space in which a battery is accommodated; and a locking part rotatably connected to the first body and configured to fix the cleaner, wherein when force having predetermined magnitude is applied to the locking part in one direction, the locking part is rotated in a first direction to be coupled to the cleaner, so that the cleaner is fixed, and wherein when force having predetermined magnitude is applied to the locking part in the other direction, the locking part is rotated in a second direction opposite to the first direction to be uncoupled from the clean.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Namhee Kim, Bohyun Nam, Jungbae Hwang, Jinju Kim, Sehwan Bae
  • Patent number: 11360450
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a power tool in control of a vacuum. In response to activation input, the power tool controls a motor for driving power tool operation and wirelessly transmits a control signal to a vacuum. In response to receiving the control signal, the vacuum controls a motor for driving operation of the vacuum. The power tool, the vacuum, or both include a wireless communication pairing butting for paring the power tool and the vacuum. The power tool and/or the vacuum may be cordless and powered by a battery pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Post, Kellen Carey, Gareth Mueckl, Jeremy R. Ebner, Tauhira Hoossainy
  • Patent number: 11090694
    Abstract: A testing apparatus according to an embodiment includes a chamber, a probe card including probes exposed in the chamber, a stage supporting a test target object in the chamber, a moving mechanism to move the stage between a testing position where the test target object is in contact with the probes and a cleaning position where the test target object is arranged away from the probes in a horizontal direction, and an air tube introducing first dry air into the chamber through the probe card when the stage is placed at the cleaning position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoko Fujiwara, Takao Sueyama, Keiko Kaneda, Michiko Tsumura
  • Patent number: 11078604
    Abstract: A textile machine and associated method are provided for operating the textile machine that includes a plurality of workstations, wherein each workstation includes at least one stepper motor configured to drive an element at the workstation. The method includes measuring a load variable, for example a load angle, of the stepper motor and detecting an approach of the element to an end position based on changes to the load variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG
    Inventors: Mario Maleck, Robin Wein
  • Patent number: 11058267
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner having a profile arrangement with a profile having a first profile part and a second profile part. The second profile part is arranged to at least partly enclose the first profile part and the first profile part is slidable into the second profile part for adjustment of a length of the profile. The housing is moveably attached to the profile, such that the housing is moveable along at least a part of the length of the profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventors: Esbjörn Svantesson, Henrik Holm, Erik Dahlbeck, Maeva Schaller, Henrik Eriksson, Jonas Kristiansson, Jesper Hederos
  • Patent number: 10780464
    Abstract: A suction and removal apparatus which removes highly active pharmacological substances attached to the garments that can re-scatter when changing the clothes and prevents the leakage of such powder to the external environment. The suction and removal apparatus is for sucking and removing in a closed room powder attached to the garments of a person, and includes a suction device, a suction head containing a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter and having a suction port, and a flexible tube connected between the suction device and the suction head. The suction port of the suction head has a cap that closes the suction port, the connection between the suction head and the flexible tube is attachable and detachable, and the suction device is installed outside or inside the room and the suction head and part of the flexible tube are installed inside the room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TEC PROJECT SERVICES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideki Shime
  • Patent number: 10737395
    Abstract: A mobile robot system includes a docking station and a mobile robot. The docking station includes a platform, first and second charging contacts on the platform, and first and second ramp features on the platform. The robot includes a housing, first and second drive wheels, first and second raised charging contacts on a bottom of the housing, and a cleaning module including at least one rotatable cleaning head that extends below the bottom of the housing. The robot is movable from an approach position with the robot spaced apart from a front of the platform to a docked position with the robot on the platform and the docking station charging contacts engaged with the robot charging contacts. As the robot moves from the approach position to the docked position, the robot engages the first and second ramp features and the cleaning mechanism is lifted over the docking station charging contacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: iRobot Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Vincent Wolff, Douglas Dell'Accio, Leo Torrente, William Morris, Flavia Pastore
  • Patent number: 10625311
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a cache device and a LCD screen production line. The cache device provided by the present disclosure includes an outer frame having an opening for picking and placing cached items on a first side wall thereof and a support bracket for horizontally supporting cached items therein; and first blowing means disposed on the second side wall of the outer frame for blowing air toward the opening; second blowing means disposed on the third side wall or the fourth side wall of the outer frame; an exhaust means disposed on a fourth side wall opposite to the third side wall of the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI XINSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chao Liu, Qingshuang Ren, Erfeng Shen, Tae Hyuck Yoon, Aihua Lei, Han Yan, Xingming Hu, Rubao Bi, Chaomou Dai, Shengwang Dong, Xiaofu Wu, Weiwei Zhou, Dongdong Zhang, Jinming Li
  • Patent number: 10376112
    Abstract: A hand carriable surface cleaning apparatus, such as a cyclonic hand vacuum cleaner, is provided wherein a conduit is in communication with the cyclone air outlet. The conduit extends through the porous pre-motor filter media and is in communication with the upstream side of the porous pre-motor filter media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 10376031
    Abstract: Luggage having an integrated compression system where at least one vacuum compression bag is provided and secured within the interior space of the luggage. The bag can be compressed by an attached self-contained vacuum assembly removably secured within the luggage, preferably between the handle tube guides. The air outlet opening of the bag can be provided with a valve or coupling for securement to the air entry inlet of the vacuum assembly. The bag can also be removably secured to other areas within the interior of the luggage. An air outlet of the vacuum assembly can be provided with a valve or coupling for securement to an opening in the back wall of the luggage. Alternatively, the valve or coupling can be provided in the back wall opening. Air removed from the compression bag by the vacuum assembly is expelled through the back wall opening, without the use of any exposed hoses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: OBSIDIAN LUGGAGE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph M. Majhess
  • Patent number: 10265741
    Abstract: A high volume dust collector that is adapted and configured to reduce time associated with routine cleaning of an industrial tissue-machine and factory. The dust collector has a body, having an intake positioned to draw large volumes of air and dust from any area where dust is known to accumulate when engaged. The intake is taller than it is wide and is fitted with a grill to prevent larger maculature from clogging the system. An outlet on each collector connects to a fan or blower and sends collected dust to filtration system. An access hatch is positioned on the body of the collector to allow an operator to manually clear any clogs, should they occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Brunn Air Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: John Kelyman
  • Patent number: 10099854
    Abstract: A trashcan system is disclosed herein. In various aspects, the trashcan system includes an inlet located about a trashcan to be proximate to a surface upon which the trashcan is placed in order to entrain materials disposed upon the surface into air communicated into the inlet. The trashcan system, in various aspects, includes a collector disposed within the trashcan. A chamber of the collector may receive air with materials entrained therein communicated from the inlet, and the chamber may be adapted to collect materials entrained in the air. An exit may be located about the trashcan that communicates with the chamber to exhaust the air from the chamber, in various aspects. A vacuum assembly located about the trashcan, the vacuum assembly cooperates with the inlet, the chamber, and the exit to communicate the air into the inlet, through the chamber, to the exit where the air is exhausted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: POUBELLE LLC
    Inventors: James A. Howard, Lori D. Montag
  • Patent number: 10058964
    Abstract: A transport device for transporting a work piece along consecutively arranged processing stations of a production installation or a forming press. The transport device includes a first handling installation which transports the work piece which is assigned to the transport device and/or to a transport device which comprises a first transport rail which is longitudinally vertically and/or transversely displaceable. The first handling installation is arranged at the first transport rail or at one of the processing stations and/or at the production installation or at the forming press. A drive is assigned to the transport device. The drive drives the first transport rail and/or the at least one handling installation. The first handling installation is one-dimensionally or multi-dimensionally displaceable so that a multi-axis transport of the work piece is flexibly realized by the first handling installation alone or through an interaction of the first handling installation with the transport rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SCHULER PRESSEN GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Spiesshofer, Ulrich Amann, Ralf Heudorfer
  • Patent number: 10053303
    Abstract: A receiver having a horizontally elongated chamber within a housing, the chamber having a convex triangular cross-section and a dump flap defining a bottom vertex of the triangular cross-section, with a horizontal air/vacuum resin material inlet connecting to the chamber, and a horizontal air/vacuum outlet leading from and connected to the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Stephen B. Maguire
  • Patent number: 9897337
    Abstract: This invention relates to a combination scale including an ejector to be supplied with compressed air to ventilate a central cabinet of the combination scale, wherein an interior of the central cabinet and a suction port of the ejector are connected to and communicating with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Yamato Scale Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kohei Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 9849490
    Abstract: An apparatus for cleaning a surface of a glue roller of a labeling station that applies labels to containers includes a modular cleaning unit that one can insert into the apparatus to displace at least one segment of a multi-segment vacuum drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Krämer, Lutz Deckert
  • Patent number: 9814368
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an automatic doormat device for detecting and replenishing contaminated surface to keep contaminants from entering the house. An exemplary doormat device comprises a sticky sheet configured to adhesively pick up contaminants; a first roller configured to support windings of the sticky sheet; a second roller, spaced apart from the first roller, configured to wind the sticky sheet unwound from the first roller in rotation; a case configured to enclose the first roller and the second roller and support the sticky sheet on a portion exposed between the first roller and the second roller; and a drive motor configured to generate a driving force for rotating the second roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventor: Dong Hyun Kang
  • Patent number: 9610586
    Abstract: A system for transporting and collecting waste is disclosed. The system comprises a waste disposal bay comprising a front side, a bottom side, and a back side, wherein the back side includes an opening. The system further comprises a movable receptacle positioned above the waste disposal bay configured to translocate from a first position to a second position and back again, and wherein the movable receptacle comprises a through hole. The system further comprises a vacuum system associated with the through hole of the movable receptacle, comprising a motor for generating suction and a removable container for collecting waste; an attachment mechanism between the opening of the back side and the through hole, wherein the attachment mechanism is configured to maintain fluid communication between the opening and the vacuum system when the movable receptacle is in the first position; and a switch configured to activate the motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: SIMPLAVATE
    Inventors: Daniel R Lilley, Clyde L Witham
  • Patent number: 9586238
    Abstract: The present invention provides a needle clean device and a sealant coater having the device. The needle clean device comprises: two opposing guide tracks (52), two stand bars (56) respectively and slidably installed on the two guide tracks (52), two motors (54) respectively fixedly connected to the two stand bars (56) and two opposing catches (57) respectively located on the two stand bars (56), and dents (69) are respectively located at opposing side surfaces of the two catches (57), and the stand bars (56) can be driven by the motors (54) to move back and forth along the guide tracks (52) to drive the two catches (57) close to or depart from each other and to close the two dents (69) to form a hole or to open the two dents (69). According to the needle clean device located by the present invention, the catches are utilized to automatically scrape the sealant accumulated on the needle without manual clean. The work efficiency is raised and the production quality is promoted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Wei Yu
  • Patent number: 9549784
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and modes for automatic disposal of sharps in a medical environment via a pneumatic tube system and without a dedicated carrier from one of a plurality of dispersed sending stations to a secured central location. The system comprises a plurality of sending stations, a receiving stations routably connected to the plurality of sending stations via the pneumatic tubing and comprising a receiving container configured for storing sharps received via multiple deliveries, and a pump configured for creating a pressure differentiation within the pneumatic tubing for transmitting the sharps from one of the sending stations to the receiving station. The receiving container may be replaced by another receiving container when the receiving container is full.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: Fredrick M. Valerino, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9409273
    Abstract: A combination of electric tools includes a first electric tool and a second electric tool respectively having an independent power supply. The second electric tool starts working automatically responding to the startup of the first electric tool. Thereby the second electric tool starts automatically after the first electric tool is started to operate by a user without an extra operation of the user, which is convenient to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: POSITEC POWER TOOLS (SUZHOU) CO.
    Inventors: Warren Brown, Harry Szommer, Graham Gerhardt
  • Patent number: 9335734
    Abstract: Provided is a suction pipe including a suction port that has an opening shape which is long in one direction parallel with a longitudinal-direction part of an object structure long in one direction, and is arranged to face the longitudinal-direction part of the object structure to suction the air, an exhaust port that has an opening shape which is different shape from the opening shape of the suction port, and suctions out the air suctioned from the suction port, a flow path that connects the suction port and the exhaust port and has at least one bended portion which bends an air flow direction, and at least one flow control members that are disposed at flow path in one direction parallel with the suction port, and controls a flow of the air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuki Nagamori, Yasunori Momomura, Masafumi Kudo, Kazuki Inami
  • Patent number: 9322369
    Abstract: An air filter for a combustion engine for off-load motorcycles is made from a porous foam material. The air filter has contiguous side surface forming a cavity with at least two openings where the side surface contains at least one filter layer, a bottom surface closing at least one of the two openings where the bottom surface contains at least one filter layer, where the side surface has more air resistant than the bottom surface. The side surface has more air resistant than said bottom surface by arranging any combination of thickness of the surfaces, number of layers, and porosity ratio of the layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: Akira Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9315959
    Abstract: Provided is a foreign matter removing apparatus at a track branch, and a nozzle used in this apparatus that are capable of sufficiently securing foreign matter removing performance as well as significantly reducing generation of noises. In the nozzle for the foreign matter removing apparatus at a track branch, compressed air supplied from piping is injected from each nozzle element. Slits are formed in each nozzle element, a sloped portion is formed at a front end of the nozzle element, and this sloped portion opposes a tongue rail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Nabtesco Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori Sekihara, Masafumi Sato, Junichi Chiba, Shigeru Takahashi, Jun Sato, Shogo Kigami, Takuya Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9293967
    Abstract: The invention relates to a guidance device (10) of a suction system, said suction system being designed to suck up the dust generated by a brush (1) rubbing against a rotary element (2) in a rotary electrical machine, the guidance device (10) being designed in such a way as to concentrate a stream of air (F) generated by the suction system, near the end of the brush that is in contact with the rotary element (2). The guidance device defines at least one suction chamber (12) shaped so that it opens towards the rotary element, said at least one chamber having walls extending in a longitudinal direction so that said assembly is shaped so as to surround part of a brush near said end. The invention also relates to a suction system comprising such a guidance device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: MERSEN FRANCE AMIENS SAS
    Inventor: Patrice Vasseur
  • Patent number: 9175477
    Abstract: A gutter cleaning apparatus that cleans debris from a gutter having a concave channel for collecting water from a roof of a building, has a platform with a plurality of spaced apart apertures each including a guide flap extending at an inclined air flow directing angle from under the platform. The platform is mounted in the gutter at a selected spacing above a floor of the gutter and extends into an air flow guide engaged to an end of the platform. The guide has an outlet end with lower and upper portions for directing air flow respectively under and over the platform for lifting and remove debris from an upper surface of the platform, the platform extending at least partly into the outlet end for dividing the outlet end into the lower and upper portions, and the guide has an inlet for receiving a flow of forced air from a blower near ground level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventor: Albert Chao
  • Patent number: 9074374
    Abstract: A gutter cleaning apparatus cleans debris from a gutter having a concave channel for collecting and guiding water from a roof of a building with a water permeable platform for mounting in the gutter at a selected spacing above a floor of the gutter, and an air flow guide engaged to an end of the platform, the guide having an outlet end with lower and upper portions for directing air flow respectively under and over the platform to lifting and remove debris from an upper surface of the platform, the platform extending at least partly into the outlet end for dividing the outlet end into the lower and upper portions, and the guide having an inlet for receiving a forced air flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Albert Chao
  • Publication number: 20150135470
    Abstract: A hand held vacuum cleaner unit and docking assembly for a central vacuum system is shown. The hand held vacuum cleaner has a handle, a suction nozzle, a trigger switch to turn on a battery powered suction motor and an outlet port. The docking assembly fits into a central vacuum cleaner mounting plate, and provides a cradle to store the hand held vacuum cleaner. Recharging contacts, a latch mechanism, seals and an intake port are provided on the docking assembly. When the hand held unit is in the docking assembly it may be electrically charged, and emptied of dirt and debris by activation of the central vacuum system. The docking assembly also includes an access port for a conventional central vacuum hose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: CANPLAS INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventors: James Mantyla, Scott Baldwin, Lawrence William Stagg, Robert Allan Cooke
  • Publication number: 20150135471
    Abstract: A circuit for controlling a motor of a central vacuum system, the motor being configured to operate using an alternating current is disclosed. The circuit includes an alternating current input for receiving the alternating current; a switched-mode power supply (SMPS) for converting the alternating current to a direct current, the SMPS having an alternating current input terminal and a direct current output terminal; and a control switch coupled to the direct current output terminal, wherein only when the control switch is closed is the alternating current received at the motor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: James Vern CUNNINGHAM
  • Publication number: 20150068554
    Abstract: Embodiments of mechanisms for cleaning load ports of semiconductor process tools are provided. The automatic system includes a vacuum cleaner, a rail, and a transport mechanism. The transport mechanism is moveably disposed on the rail and transfers the vacuum cleaner along the rail. The automatic system also includes a system controller. The system controller is connected to the semiconductor process tools and the transport mechanism to detect which load port is unoccupied, such that the system controller controls the transport mechanism to transfer the vacuum cleaner to the unoccupied load port to perform a cleaning process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ching-Fa CHEN, Hung-Wen CHEN, Mei-Wei WU
  • Publication number: 20150047144
    Abstract: A vacuum hose storage system comprises a vacuum unit, a storage tube, and a vacuum hose. The vacuum unit is fluidly connected to the storage tube, and is operable to generate a partial vacuum within the storage tube. The vacuum hose can be draw in into the storage tube by the partial vacuum. The vacuum hose can be removed from the storage tube and connected to an inlet to provide a partial vacuum within the vacuum hose.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Remco Coesel
  • Patent number: 8950037
    Abstract: A low profile rinsing table is provided for cleaning rugs and other articles. The table includes an upper member having a series of apertures therein. Cleaning solutions can be scrubbed into the top of the rug and vacuum sources connected to the rinsing table will extract dirt, spent cleaning liquids and rinse water by pulling it through the rug, into a waste chamber and out for proper disposal. In an alternate embodiment of the rinsing table a roller extends along one side of the table to allow the rug to be easily indexed thereover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Zimmerman Carpet Cleaners, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael A. Zimmerman
  • Patent number: 8950036
    Abstract: A dust remover according to the present disclosure forms an air flow in a space formed between a charge-coupled device and a shutter unit, and removes dust on a surface of the charge-coupled device, the dust remover comprising an air injector having a plurality of air injecting holes; an air discharger which is installed on a surface facing the air injector, and has at least one air discharging hole which is smaller than the air injecting hole; and an exhausting dust collecting filter which is installed in the air discharger, and collects dust in the air being discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Wataru Kaihotsu, Jeong-Hyun Shim, Jin-Won Lee
  • Patent number: 8938849
    Abstract: A vacuum assembly comprising: (a) an inlet having an open and closed position; (b) a waste collection member (c) a vacuum means for generating a flow of air from said inlet to said collection member; and (d) a switch adapted to interact with the inlet, wherein the inlet when open activates the switch to receive debris through the inlet. The assembly is flush mounted to an existing fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Kit-Vac International Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Scott Andrew Cleary
  • Publication number: 20140359964
    Abstract: Disclosed is an improved cabinet vacuum cleaner assembly. Improvements include cabinet mounting, use of a double pole switch for switching auxiliary equipment. In addition, an improved front panel latch with track and cover is presented. Spring type contacts formed integral to the housing shell allow for ease of attachment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Peter Schlapkohl
  • Patent number: 8898853
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaning system which has particular application to the oil-field industry. The system includes a vacuum unit for suctioning material from a surface to recycle, reclaim or cleanup said material. The system also includes a collection and discharge unit operable to automatically discharge, into an open atmosphere, an amount of the suctioned material collected while suctioning continues by the vacuum unit. The automatic discharging cycle of the collection and discharge unit allows drilling fluid to be rapidly vacuumed up and discharged to minimize settlement of debris in the collected material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Diamond Tank Rentals, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffry Sawyer
  • Patent number: 8898852
    Abstract: An apparatus including a housing having at least one window, an air burst nozzle positioned atop the housing and aimed at the window, a compressed air source, an air control solenoid connected to the air burst nozzle, the compressed air source, and a support box. The compressed air source provides compressed air to the air control solenoid. A timer module directs a magnetic valve of the support box to supply power to the coil of the air control solenoid in order to engage the solenoid. When the air control solenoid is engaged, compressed air is provided to the air burst nozzle. The air burst nozzle directs a burst of air at the window of the housing to clear it of any particulates. In accordance with user programming of the timer module, the process is then repeated at regular intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Keijo Manninen, Teemu Matilainen, James Haza
  • Publication number: 20140345078
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide systems and methods for retrofitting a thermoforming trim removal system to utilize a perforated collection bag to collect waste instead of a rigid collection bin. The perforated collection bag can be made of inexpensive, disposable polymeric materials, including those that can be recycled in the same waste stream as the waste, thereby permitting full bags to be discarded without first emptying their waste contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: EVO Development, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Dean Robbins
  • Patent number: 8881749
    Abstract: A system for controlling silica dust generated during the transfer of frac sand from a storage container through a conveyor system includes a system of conduits having a plurality of inlets for collecting silica dust generated at selected points along the conveyor system. An air system pneumatically coupled to the system of conduits generates a negative pressure at each of the inlets to induce the collection of silica dust at the selected points along the conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Sierra Dust Control, LLC
    Inventor: Kim R. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140261568
    Abstract: The present invention provides a local clean microenvironment near optical surfaces of an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) optical assembly maintained in a vacuum process chamber and configured for EUV lithography, metrology, or inspection. The system includes one or more EUV optical assemblies including at least one optical element with an optical surface, a supply of cleaning gas stored remotely from the one or more optical assemblies and a gas delivery unit comprising: a plenum chamber, one or more gas delivery lines connecting the supply of gas to the plenum chamber, one or more delivery nozzles configured to direct cleaning gas from the plenum chamber to a portion of the EUV assembly, and one or more collection nozzles for removing gas from the EUV optical assembly and the vacuum process chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: KLA-Tencor Corporation
    Inventors: Gildardo Delgado, Francis Chilese, Rudy F. Garcia, Mohammed Tahmassebpur, Salam Harb
  • Patent number: 8834641
    Abstract: A method of using a hand-held power tool having a debris removal attachment is provided. The method includes providing a hand-held power tool having an output shaft and selectively coupling an extension shaft to the output shaft. The method also includes coupling a first impeller to the extension shaft and providing a housing adjacent the first impeller. The method further includes rotating the first impeller to generate a pressure differential sufficient to draw debris into the housing. The extension shaft has a first end and a second end, the first end configured to couple to the output shaft of the hand-held power tool, and the second end configured to couple to a tool bit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Credo Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy Baker, Josh Barhitte, Barry Jacobs, Harald Krondorfer
  • Publication number: 20140251375
    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: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventors: JAMES MATTHEW HOLDEN, SONG-MOON SUH, TODD EGAN, Kalyanjit Ghosh, Leon Volfovski, Michael R. Rice, Richard Giljum
  • Patent number: 8819891
    Abstract: An inlet valve for a central vacuum cleaning system having a central vacuum motor connected to a piping network, is disclosed. The inlet valve includes a main body having an air inlet passageway formed therethrough and a pipe connector to connect the air inlet passageway of the inlet valve to the vacuum piping. An outer door is provided which is pivotally mounted to the main body on an opposite side to said connector and an inner door is provided which is pivotally mounted to said main body at one end between the outer door and the main body and seals the air inlet passageway when the inner door is in a closed position. A releasable latch is operatively connected to the outer door to keep the outer door and the inner door closed on the front of the valve when the inlet valve is not in use and a spring is provided to cause the inner door and the outer door to open upon the latch being released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Canplas Industries Ltd.
    Inventor: Rick Alan Parkinson
  • Publication number: 20140230857
    Abstract: The invention is a permanent house/building integrated maintenance and cleaning gutter system that employs pressurized fluids (such as water and, or air) to remove the leaves and debris from the gutters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Orest Alexandru Dziubinschi, Gabriela Dziubinschi
  • Publication number: 20140201939
    Abstract: A central vacuum cleaner having a housing, a suction chamber, a suction motor at an upper end of the suction chamber, a suction motor inlet, a dirt receptacle, a suction chamber inlet into the suction chamber, and a filter bag between the suction chamber inlet and the suction motor inlet cover. The suction motor has an impeller axis and a suction motor inlet located on and surrounding the impeller axis. The suction motor inlet cover has a bottom wall on the impeller axis below the suction motor inlet, a sidewall extending upwards from the bottom wall and surrounding the suction motor inlet, an inlet chamber formed by the bottom wall and sidewall, and an inlet cover opening fluidly connecting the suction chamber to the inlet chamber. The inlet cover opening is offset from the impeller axis and faces at an upwards angle towards the upper end of the suction chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: ELECTROLUX HOME CARE PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: ANTHONY J. PRUITT
  • Patent number: 8719996
    Abstract: A cleaning apparatus is disclosed for processing a moving surface. The cleaning apparatus includes a pad that is attached to a support structure, wherein the pad includes a plurality of pad apertures and the support structure includes a plurality of support structure apertures. A vacuum is provided proximate the plurality of support structure apertures for removing debris from a moving surface during use as well as for facilitating cooling of the pad during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Kadant, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen Brauns, Royal Gauvin, Robert Johnson, Normand Boucher
  • Publication number: 20140123432
    Abstract: An apparatus for removing particulate-carrying air from a moving web. The moving web has a first side and a second side. The apparatus includes a NACA duct positioned in a non-contacting relationship on a first side of the moving web, and at least partially submerged in a particulate-carrying boundary layer of the moving web. The NACA duct can have an intake opening and an exhaust opening such that when the intake opening is submerged in the boundary layer at least a portion of the particulate-carrying air from the boundary layer enters the intake opening and exits the exhaust opening, thereby scavenging particulate-carrying air from said boundary layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Brad Scott LOCKHART, Andre MELLIN, John Ferney McKIBBEN, David Matthew OGDEN, Brian Christopher SCHWAMBERGER, Peter WIEDMANN, Richard Matthew GIACHETTO
  • Patent number: 8701256
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for removing condensed metal from the surfaces of metal processing chambers, such as, vacuum induction melting (VIM) furnaces having, for example, condensed Mg or Ti, are disclosed. The methods and apparatus provide a robotic arm end positioned in the furnace having a nozzle operatively connected to a source of dry ice. The robotic arm end directs a stream of dry ice particles against the surface of the furnace to displace condensed metal. The displaced metal is collected for reuse or disposal. Aspects of the invention provide a safe and automated process for cleaning process chambers and recovering metal that can typically be dangerous when performed by conventional methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Mars Metals, Inc.
    Inventor: Aaron P. Mars
  • Patent number: 8689820
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Pneumatic System that can be employed within the residential environment. The system includes both a section mode and a pressure mode. Both of these modes, in turn, have both a low and a high pressure range. A variety of applications are disclosed for use in conjunction with the various modes of the system. These various applications are described in greater detail hereinafter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: WFK & Associates, LLC
    Inventor: Waldemar F. Kissel, Jr.