With Storage Facilities For Tools Or Nozzles, Conduits, Etc., E.g., Racks And Cabinets Patents (Class 15/323)
  • Patent number: 11363928
    Abstract: A cleaner holder includes a charging stand having a battery accommodating space formed therein in which a battery detachably mounted to a cleaner is accommodated, wherein the battery accommodating space includes: a charging port selectively in contact with a battery terminal provided in the battery; a battery guide configured to perform guiding such that the battery comes into contact with the charging port; and an inlet which extends toward an upper side of the battery guide and through which the battery is inserted or withdrawn, and an upper end of the inlet is higher than an upper end of the battery accommodated in the battery accommodating space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Namhee Kim, Jinju Kim, Bohyun Nam, Sehwan Bae, Jungbae Hwang
  • Patent number: 11344169
    Abstract: Vacuums including a water pan mount coupled to a housing and configured to receive a water pan are provided herein. The housing is operably rotatable around a fulcrum, relative to the water pan mount, to secure the water pan within the housing. At least one latch is coupled to the housing and is operably positionable in an engaged position and in a disengaged position, wherein, in the engaged position, the at least one latch prevents rotation of the housing around the fulcrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: REXAIR LLC
    Inventors: Alan Belville, Mark Howie, Thomas L. Carrington, James D. Jakubos
  • Patent number: 11311160
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner assembly basically includes a vacuum cleaner and a handheld vacuum cleaner. The vacuum cleaner includes a first motor configured to create flow through a first suction path. The first motor is configured to be powered by a first power source. A first dust bin is disposed in a first housing and is in fluid communication with the first suction path. The handheld vacuum cleaner is removably connected to the vacuum cleaner. The handheld vacuum includes a second motor configured to create flow through a second suction path. The second motor being configured to be powered by a second power source. A second dust bin is connected to a second housing and is in fluid communication with the second suction path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: ZENITH TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Mark D Bosses
  • Patent number: 11253120
    Abstract: Vacuum cleaners to be mounted in a vehicle are disclosed. Some vacuum cleaners include a collector module configured to collect debris and a motor/impeller unit connected to the collector module. The collector module includes an air inlet and an air exhaust opening, and the motor/impeller unit is configured to draw air through the collector module from the air inlet to the exhaust opening. A hose storage module is connected to the air inlet, and a vacuum hose is stored inside the hose storage module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: SHOP VAC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael Z. Yurko, Neil N. Norell
  • Patent number: 11006797
    Abstract: A station for a cleaning device is provided. The station includes an accommodation chamber configured to be docked with the dust canister, a housing configured to have a dust bag disposed therein, a cover configured to open and close one region of the housing, a holder configured to be detachable to the dust bag and selectively communicate the dust bag with the accommodation chamber, and a lever configured to have one end disposed in one region of the housing and rotate in a first direction to selectively interfere with the cover. The lever rotates in a second direction opposite to the first direction to close the cover based on the dust bag being mounted on the holder and in communication with the accommodation chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngjun Cho, Seokbong Baek, Byeongwoo Ahn, Yunwon Jung
  • Patent number: 10959589
    Abstract: A cleaner holder includes: a first body having a first charging port configured to charge a cleaner; a second body protruding to a front side of the first body; and a battery accommodating space recessed downward from an upper surface of the second body to accommodate a battery detachably mounted to the cleaner, wherein a second charging port configured to charge the battery is provided in the battery accommodating space, and a cleaner guide configured to perform guiding such that terminals of the cleaner come into contact with the first charging port is provided in the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Namhee Kim, Jinju Kim, Bohyun Nam, Sehwan Bae, Jungbae Hwang
  • Patent number: 10893783
    Abstract: A reconfigurable upright vacuum cleaner has a portable surface cleaning unit removably mounted to an upper portion. The portable surface cleaning unit has a suction motor and an air treatment member. The air treatment member is removably mounted to the portable surface cleaning unit and secured in position by an air treatment member lock. The portable surface cleaning unit is secured in position by a portable surface cleaning unit lock. When the portable surface cleaning unit is mounted to the upper portion and the upper portion is in the storage position, the portable surface cleaning unit actuator is provided on an upper end of the portable surface cleaning unit and the air treatment member release actuator is provided on an upper end of the air treatment member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 10836002
    Abstract: A pumping apparatus includes a pump configured for moving air, a housing supporting the pump, and an air output in communication with the pump. The apparatus further includes a power cord connected to the pump for providing electrical power to the pump and a standing base on a first end of the housing configured to support the pump apparatus in a standing configuration. The standing base includes a base mount configured for receiving and supporting at least a portion of the power cord wrapped around the base mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Sage Products, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Kennedy, Ryan A. Alvarez, Gregory T. Davis, Brian J. Ecklund, Craig S. Golden, Curtis L. Hollabaugh
  • Patent number: 10813510
    Abstract: A hand vacuum cleaner has a suction motor and fan assembly, an air treatment member and a pre-motor filter. The front end of the air treatment member is forward of the pre-motor filter media and the front end of the suction motor is forward of the pre-motor filter media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventors: Andre D. Brown, Wayne Conrad, Nina Conrad, Lee M. Cottrell, Dave Petersen, Jason B. Thorne, Adam Udy
  • Patent number: 10807130
    Abstract: A mobile vacuum cart system for use in hospital environments is described. The cart is capable of meeting requirements of ULPA certification, thereby improving air quality and reducing the risk of healthcare-associated infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: XANITOS, INC.
    Inventors: Ray Taylor, Graeme Crothall
  • Patent number: 10765278
    Abstract: A hand vacuum cleaner has an inlet conduit that is removably connectable to an accessory tool. An accessory power coupler extends in the same direction as the inlet conduit and is positioned laterally to one side of the inlet conduit The accessory power coupler has electrical connectors, wherein the electrical connectors of the accessory power coupler are inter-engaged with compatible electrical connectors provided on the accessory tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Ernest Conrad, Jason Thorne, Andre D. Brown
  • Patent number: 10702114
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner handle mount assembly securable to a vacuum cleaner having a handle that can be pivoted from a storage position to an in-use position is disclosed. The vacuum cleaner handle mount assembly has a housing with a first and second channel, a handle with a first and second leg for respectively connecting to the first and second channel of the housing, a first and second locking mechanism for preventing the handle from pivoting during use, and a first and second nest respectively disposed in a side of the first and second channel for holding the first and second locking mechanisms respectively. The first and second locking mechanisms are rotatable from an in-use position extending across the respective first and second channels above the respective first and second legs and a storage position wherein the first and second locking mechanisms are located within the first and second nest respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SHOP VAC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Craig A. Seasholtz, Jason Gottschall, John Griffin
  • Patent number: 10694909
    Abstract: A clutch device (400) for an upright vacuum cleaner and an upright vacuum cleaner (1) having the same are provided, in which the clutch device (400) is disposed between an electric motor assembly (200) and a machine body assembly (300) of the upright vacuum cleaner (1), and the electric motor assembly (200) includes an electric motor housing (21) and an electric motor (22). The clutch device (400) includes: a sliding track (41d) driven (300) to move by the machine body assembly; a toggling tongue (42d) fixed to the electric motor (22) and rotatable with respect to the electric motor housing (21); and a lever member (43d) having a second end of the lever member (43d) slidably fitted to the sliding track (41d) and a first end fitted with an end of the toggling tongue (42d).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: JIANGSU MIDEA CLEANING APPLIANCES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei Hu, Hui Zou, Xiahu Xiao
  • Patent number: 10638897
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus includes a surface cleaning head having a dirty air inlet and an upper section mount moveably coupled to the surface cleaning head. An upper portion is mounted to the upper section mount. The upper section comprises a wand. A portable surface cleaning unit is removably mounted to the upper portion. An air flow path extends from the dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet and includes an upstream portion comprising the wand and a flexible air flow conduit downstream of the wand. Each of the wand and the portable cleaning unit can be separately removable from the upper section mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 10617271
    Abstract: A robotic cleaning device having a main body, a propulsion system configured to move the device across a surface and an obstacle detecting device configured to detect obstacles. The device further includes a processing unit configured to position the robotic cleaning device with respect to the detected obstacles from obstacle detecting device output data, and further to control the propulsion system to move the robotic cleaning device across the surface. The processing unit is configured to identify a landmark and its position from the obstacle detecting device output data, to derive at least one characteristic from the landmark to create and store a generated landmark signature. The processing unit is also configured to compare the generated landmark signature with predetermined landmark signatures and to determine whether the generated landmark signature matches one of the predetermined landmark signatures or not and operate the robotic cleaning device based on the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Aktiebolaget Electrolux
    Inventors: Magnus Lindhé, Anders Haegermarck, Petter Forsberg
  • Patent number: 10588473
    Abstract: A rod handheld two-in-one split-type vacuum cleaner having an independent dust-air separation and dust storage device is provided. A main device thereof is a handheld vacuum cleaner, and a push rod is a hollow rod. The rod handheld two-in-one split-type vacuum cleaner is provided with an independent dust-air separation and dust storage device on the push rod located above a floor brush and below the handheld vacuum cleaner. The dust-air separation and dust storage device can be independently removed to dump the dust. The main device, the push rod and the floor brush of the rod handheld two-in-one split-type vacuum cleaner can by split or assembled as different usage modes. The rod handheld two-in-one split-type vacuum cleaner can operate as a floor mopping vacuum cleaner, a handheld vacuum cleaner and a handheld vacuum cleaner with a long connecting tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: KINGCLEAN ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zugen Ni
  • Patent number: 10499781
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus having a suction hose and a hose storage chamber. The suction hose is adjustable between an extended configuration and a retracted configuration and the suction hose is biased to the extended configuration by a biasing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 10463218
    Abstract: A charging stand (100) for a vacuum cleaner (200) includes a body (1), a pedal (2) and a safety protection device (3). The pedal (2) is disposed to the body (1) and is pivotable between a first position and a second position. The safety protection device (3) is disposed to the body (1), normally cooperate with the pedal (2), and separate from cooperation with the pedal (2) to make the pedal (2) move from the first position to the second position when moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Min Zhong, Chaoyi Deng, Xinzhou Wang, Yonghua Wang
  • Patent number: 10415838
    Abstract: A portable air-conditioner includes a case in which a condenser and an evaporator are integrally installed and an inlet and an outlet are formed; and an exhaust unit integrally coupled to the case and guiding air heat-exchanged with the condenser to an outdoor area, wherein the exhaust unit includes an exhaust pipe fixed to the case in one end thereof, disposed to be at least partially inserted into the case, and having a portion, excluding the one end, spaced apart from the case; and a shielding module installed in a window, fixed to the other end of the exhaust pipe, and detachably received in the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Moohee Kim, Donghwal Lee, Hyuckjae Kwon
  • Patent number: 10405717
    Abstract: A cleaner holder includes a charging stand having a battery accommodating space formed therein in which a battery detachably mounted to a cleaner is accommodated, wherein the battery accommodating space includes: a charging port selectively in contact with a battery terminal provided in the battery; a battery guide configured to perform guiding such that the battery comes into contact with the charging port; and an inlet which extends toward an upper side of the battery guide and through which the battery is inserted or withdrawn, and an upper end of the inlet is higher than an upper end of the battery accommodated in the battery accommodating space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Namhee Kim, Jinju Kim, Bohyun Nam, Sehwan Bae, Jungbae Hwang
  • Patent number: 10384351
    Abstract: A mobile robot is configured for operation in a commercial or industrial setting, such as an office building or retail store. The robot can patrol one or more routes within a building, and can detect violations of security policies by objects, building infrastructure and security systems, or individuals. In response to the detected violations, the robot can perform one or more security operations. The robot can include a removable fabric panel, enabling sensors within the robot body to capture signals that propagate through the fabric. In addition, the robot can scan RFID tags of objects within an area, for instance coupled to store inventory. Likewise, the robot can generate or update one or more semantic maps for use by the robot in navigating an area and for measuring compliance with security policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Cobalt Robotics, Inc.
    Inventors: Travis J. Deyle, Erik Schluntz, Peregrine Badger, Yves Behar, Daniel Freymann Koelker, Molly McShane, Nick Um, Clayton Russell Anderson, Dan Moshe Semo, Angelita Tadeo, Estrella P. Tadeo
  • Patent number: 10357136
    Abstract: An all in the head surface cleaning apparatus may include a surface cleaning head and a portable cleaning unit comprising an air treatment member and a suction motor that is removably mounted to the surface cleaning head. An upper portion may be moveably mounted to the surface cleaning head between a storage position and a floor cleaning position, the upper portion comprising a drive handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 10342404
    Abstract: A cleaner holder includes a first body having a first charging port configured to charge a cleaner, a second body protruding from the first body to support the cleaner, and a battery accommodating space recessed in one surface of the second body and configured to accommodate a battery detachably mounted to the cleaner. A second charging port configured to charge the battery is provided in the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Namhee Kim, Bohyun Nam, Jungbae Hwang, Jinju Kim, Sehwan Bae
  • Patent number: 10314453
    Abstract: A cleaner holder includes: a first body having a first charging port configured to charge a cleaner; a second body protruding to a front side of the first body; and a battery accommodating space recessed downward from an upper surface of the second body to accommodate a battery detachably mounted to the cleaner, wherein a second charging port configured to charge the battery is provided in the battery accommodating space, and a cleaner guide configured to perform guiding such that terminals of the cleaner come into contact with the first charging port is provided in the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Namhee Kim, Jinju Kim, Bohyun Nam, Sehwan Bae, Jungbae Hwang
  • Patent number: 10299651
    Abstract: A cleaner holder includes: a first body having a first charging port configured to charge a cleaner; a second body protruding from the first body to support the cleaner; and a battery accommodating space recessed in one surface of the second body and configured to accommodate a battery detachably mounted to the cleaner, wherein a second charging port configured to charge the battery is provided in the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Namhee Kim, Bohyun Nam, Jungbae Hwang, Jinju Kim, Sehwan Bae
  • Patent number: 10299650
    Abstract: A cleaner holder includes: a first body having a first charging port configured to charge a cleaner; a second body protruding from the first body to support the cleaner; and a battery accommodating space recessed in one surface of the second body and configured to accommodate a battery detachably mounted to the cleaner, wherein a second charging port configured to charge the battery is provided in the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Namhee Kim, Bohyun Nam, Jungbae Hwang, Jinju Kim, Sehwan Bae
  • Patent number: 10265859
    Abstract: A mobile robot is configured for operation in a commercial or industrial setting, such as an office building or retail store. The robot can patrol one or more routes within a building, and can detect violations of security policies by objects, building infrastructure and security systems, or individuals. In response to the detected violations, the robot can perform one or more security operations. The robot can include a removable fabric panel, enabling sensors within the robot body to capture signals that propagate through the fabric. In addition, the robot can scan RFID tags of objects within an area, for instance coupled to store inventory. Likewise, the robot can generate or update one or more semantic maps for use by the robot in navigating an area and for measuring compliance with security policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Cobalt Robotics Inc.
    Inventors: Travis J. Deyle, Erik Schluntz, Peregrine Badger, Yves Behar, Daniel Freymann Koelker, Molly McShane, Nick Um, Clayton Russell Anderson, Dan Moshe Semo, Angelita Tadeo, Estrella P. Tadeo
  • Patent number: 10246060
    Abstract: An on-board central vacuum system for a vehicle is provided. The on-board central vacuum system includes a vacuum motor assembly, a vacuum hose fluidly connected to a vacuum nozzle handle and interior trim. The interior trim has an armrest portion and includes a handle pocket that defines an opening. The handle pocket defines a cavity that projects below an outermost surface of the interior trim and nestingly accepts the vacuum nozzle handle in a recessed and stowed position relative to the outermost surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Ricardo Garcia, Glenn W Abbott
  • Patent number: 10194779
    Abstract: A cleaner holder includes: a first body having a first charging port configured to charge a cleaner; a second body protruding from the first body to support the cleaner; and a battery accommodating space recessed in one surface of the second body and configured to accommodate a battery detachably mounted to the cleaner, wherein a second charging port configured to charge the battery is provided in the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Namhee Kim, Bohyun Nam, Jungbae Hwang, Jinju Kim, Sehwan Bae
  • Patent number: 10199984
    Abstract: A housing for an electrical connection of a solar panel is disclosed. The housing comprises a first body having a first recess positioned along a side wall, a second body having a second recess positioned along a side wall, the second body attached to the first body to define a confined space, a bushing positioned between the first body and the second body and received in each of the first recess and the second recess, and a cable extending from an exterior of the first and second bodies through the bushing and into the confined space such that the bushing seals the confined space from the exterior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: TE Connectivity India Private Limited
    Inventors: Praneeth Prabhakar Shetty, Gururaj Settru, Suresh Thota
  • Patent number: 10154765
    Abstract: A vacuum cleaner includes a surface cleaning head, a pivot assembly pivotally coupled to the surface cleaning head, a cleaning wand removably coupled to the pivot assembly, and a canister assembly removably coupled to the pivot assembly. The canister assembly includes a first electrical connector connected to a power source, a dirt separation unit, and a suction motor electrically connected to the power source and in fluid communication with a dirty air inlet of the cleaning head, the cleaning wand, and the dirt separation unit. The vacuum cleaner also includes a second electrical connector on the pivot assembly. The vacuum cleaner is operable in an upright configuration and in a portable configuration. The cleaning wand is removable from the pivot assembly when the vacuum cleaner is in the upright configuration and when the vacuum cleaner is in the portable configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Techtronic Floor Care Technology Limited
    Inventor: David Khalil
  • Patent number: 10085604
    Abstract: A hand vacuum cleaner with a vertically extending flat filter is provided. A hand vacuum cleaner with a suction motor forward of the pre-motor filer is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventors: Andre D. Brown, Wayne Conrad, Nina Conrad, Lee M. Cottrell, Dave Petersen, Jason B. Thorne, Adam Udy
  • Patent number: 10045674
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for optimizing a vacuum cleaning system comprising a cylinder vacuum cleaning device and a filter bag, wherein the cylinder vacuum cleaning device comprises a motor-fan unit having a characteristic motor-fan curve, a filter bag receptacle, a hose, a tube, a connection port for the filter bag, and a cleaning head, and wherein the filter bag comprises filter material made of nonwoven material comprising the step of: adapting the motor-fan characteristic curve and the size, the shape and the material of the filter bag and the size and the shape of the filter bag receptacle and the length and the inner diameter of the tube and the length and the inner diameter of the hose and the inner diameter of the connection port for the filter bag and the cleaning head to each other such that the vacuum cleaning system achieves an efficiency of at least 24%, preferably of at least 28%, particularly preferably of at least 32%, when vacuuming according to the Standard on a Standard carpet type
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Eurofilters N.V.
    Inventors: Jan Schultink, Ralf Sauer
  • Patent number: 10039432
    Abstract: A portable apparatus including a hose and wand and an attachment device for storing the hose in a coiled condition and for supporting the wand in a vertical position above the surface on which the apparatus rests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Montgomery Bisson
  • Patent number: 9994197
    Abstract: The car cleaner includes a collecting part having a collecting space to collect dust or foreign substances; a suction/discharge pipe of which one side is coupled with the collecting part to be in communication therewith, and which has a suction and spray nozzle configured to transfer the dust or the foreign substances in the car to the collecting part; a vacuum suction unit having a sucking part connected with the collecting part and a discharging part configured to discharge sucked air; an external air suction switching unit installed between the collecting part and the sucking part of the vacuum suction unit so that air in the collecting part or external air is selectively sucked into the sucking part; and a suction/discharge switching unit provided so that air discharged through the discharging part is discharged through the suction/discharge pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: NAMDO MOLD CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyung Jong Oh, Jae Seung Cho, Nam In Jeong, Hye Sun Song
  • Patent number: 9969548
    Abstract: A lifting device is for a container. The lifting device is arranged to be attached at one end of the container. The lifting device comprises a tow bar being adjustable between an erect position and an unfolded position; an undercarriage connected to the tow bar and provided with one or more wheels, the undercarriage being adjustable between at least a raised position and a lowered position, and the undercarriage being arranged, in the lowered position, to carry at least part of the weight of the container. The undercarriage is arranged to be adjusted from the raised position into the lowered position by means of manual force and/or gravity. The undercarriage is arranged to be adjusted from the raised position to the lowered position when the end of the container has been lifted above the supporting surface. A method is for using a lifting device for a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Jack-Pack AS
    Inventor: Geir Tore Fjetland
  • Patent number: 9962049
    Abstract: A surface cleaning apparatus is provided with a brush drive motor control and/or a bleed valve control is provided on a handle assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventor: Jason Boyd Thorne
  • Patent number: 9907444
    Abstract: An upright surface cleaning apparatus includes a surface cleaning head having a dirty air inlet. A support structure is moveably mounted to the surface cleaning head and a portable cleaning unit is removably mounted to the support structure. An above floor cleaning wand is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 9739286
    Abstract: A base for pumping devices, the base comprising at least one module with which it is possible to mate one pumping device, the module comprising an intake connector and a delivery connector in order to connect respectively the intake and the delivery of the pumping device respectively to a first tubular element and to a second tubular element to which they are essentially perpendicular, the two tubular elements, the first one and the second one, passing through the base from a first lateral face thereof to an opposite second lateral face thereof, from which they face outward in order to be connected, selectively at either face, to a hydraulic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: DAB PUMPS S.P.A.
    Inventors: Stefano Tazioli, Francesco Sinico, Riccardo Dal Canto
  • Patent number: 9676372
    Abstract: A snow and ice removal system for removing frozen precipitation from an exterior surface of a vehicle, including a base including a device for pressurizing air and a conduit for conveying pressurized air from the device to an upper exterior surface of a vehicle. The system is portable and self-contained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Arctic Air Snow Removal Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Calvin W. Roth, Henry Thissen
  • Patent number: 9668631
    Abstract: An upright surface cleaning apparatus comprises a floor cleaning head having a dirty air inlet and an upright section moveably mounted to the surface cleaning head. The surface cleaning apparatus also includes an air flow passage extending from the dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet. The air flow passage includes a conduit section. The surface cleaning apparatus also includes a suction motor and an air treatment member positioned in the air flow passage, provided in one of the floor cleaning head and the upright section. The conduit section has an inlet end and an outlet end. The inlet end is rotatably connected to the air flow passage about an axis parallel to air flow through the inlet end, and the outlet end is rotatably connected to the air flow passage about an axis parallel to air flow through the outlet end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 9645542
    Abstract: An electric apparatus includes a power cord having first and second plug portions, and a cord portion, a plug insertion recessed portion, and a cord housing groove. The plug insertion recessed portion has an insertion surface that is formed at a position recessed inward from a side surface, and to which an inlet is attached, a first slope extending from a lower end part of the insertion surface, and a second slope extending from an upper end part of the insertion surface. In a state where the first plug part has been inserted in the inlet, a distance a from a lower end part of the first plug portion to the lower edge of the plug insertion recessed portion and a distance b from an upper end part of the first plug portion to the upper edge of the plug insertion recessed portion satisfy a relationship of a>b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: Motoyuki Fukuda, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Tetsuya Ichiguchi
  • Patent number: 9637210
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to inflation systems. Specific embodiments relate to inflation systems that use a mixed flow compressor to deliver a diagonal airflow for inflation. The inflation systems disclosed do not require the use of compressed gas, but can use a battery-powered or otherwise electric motor for generating airflow from ambient air. Particular embodiments may find use in connection with inflating evacuation slides or life rafts on board a passenger transportation vehicle, such as an aircraft or marine vessel. Other embodiments may be used for inflating shelters, life vests, or any other safety device that requires a rapid inflation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Air Cruisers Company
    Inventor: Christian W. Thomson
  • Patent number: 9591958
    Abstract: A hand carriable surface cleaning apparatus, such as a cyclonic hand vacuum cleaner, is provided wherein the cyclone chamber has two dirt outlets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 9560944
    Abstract: This invention relates to a vacuum cleaner (10), and in particular a vacuum cleaner (10) having a rotatable brush (24). The vacuum cleaner (10) has a travelling head (12) adapted to be moved across a surface to be cleaned, the travelling head (12) having a leading end (28) and a trailing end. The travelling head (12) has a rotatable brush (24), the rotatable brush (34) being located in a brush chamber (23) at the leading end of the travelling head (12), the brush chamber (34) having an opening (26) through which a part of the rotatable brush (24) projects, the opening (26) and the rotatable brush (24) spanning substantially the full width of the travelling head (12). The travelling head (12) also has an impeller (46), and a motor (34) for driving the rotatable brush (34) and the impeller (46).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: GREY TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Nicholas Gerald Grey
  • Patent number: 9545181
    Abstract: A portable surface cleaning apparatus is removably mounted from a wheeled base. The portable surface cleaning apparatus is provided with an energy storage member and a suction motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 9545183
    Abstract: A mobile floor cleaning machine is provided having an integrated floor cleaning tool. In order to provide a floor cleaning machine of this kind with improved handling capability, the floor cleaning machine can include an accessory retainer for cleaning accessories, which has at least one accommodating part, which is fastened to the floor cleaning machine, and at least one retaining part, which can be connected to the accommodating part, for retaining the cleaning accessories.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Alfre Kärcher GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Bernhard Maurer, Rainer Schaefer, Eugen Class
  • Patent number: 9468345
    Abstract: A dust collector having a hose clamp, comprising a dust collection power head, a dust bucket and a hose; wherein the dust collection power head is arranged on the dust bucket, one end of the hose is in communication with the dust bucket; and the dust collector further comprises a hose clamp which is comprised of a first baffle, a second baffle and an elastic resetting member; at least one of the first baffle and the second baffle is a rotatable baffle, and a resetting force generated by the elastic resetting member acts on the rotatable baffle. Due to action of a torsional spring, the first and second baffles can always clamp the hose tightly while accommodating the hose. When the operator takes the hose down, the second baffle can be opened automatically to a certain angle along with the operator's action, so the hose can be taken out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: SUZHOU CLEV A ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yanling Zhu
  • Patent number: 9457508
    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: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: EVO Development, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Dean Robbins
  • Patent number: 9445701
    Abstract: A cleaner and a vertical cleaner are provided. The cleaner includes: a body having a connecting tube; a brush holder, with a rolling brush mounted therein; a motor cover rotatably mounted onto the brush holder around a first axis, defining an accommodating space therein, and having an opening, the connecting tube being configured to connect to the opening rotatably around a second axis different from the first axis; a motor disposed in the accommodating space for driving the rolling brush to rotate relative to the brush holder around a third axis parallel to the first axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: Jiangsu Midea Cleaning Appliances Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Youwei Gu