With Filter Patents (Class 220/371)
  • Patent number: 10828595
    Abstract: The fuel tank cap with charcoal canister includes a fuel tank inner cap and a fuel tank outer cap. A filling chamber is disposed in the fuel tank inner cap. The fuel tank outer cap wraps up the upper port of the filling chamber. The fuel tank inner cap has a volume chamber having an upper vent cap. Between the side wall of the upper vent cap and the inner wall of the volume chamber, there is an air gap. The filling chamber has a lower breathing panel. Between the lower breathing panel and the bottom of the filling chamber, there is a welding ring. The upper port is on the inner side of the welding ring. The lower surface of the lower breathing panel is fixed and connected with the filling chamber via the welding ring. The bottom surface of the volume chamber has an air inlet/outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CHONGQING BAIKE DINGYU TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10830333
    Abstract: A gearbox filler assembly includes a cylindrical insert attached to an interior of a port disposed within a housing of the gearbox. The cylindrical insert has a first end disposed within the port, a second end extending outward from the port and is configured to receive a detachable filler cap, a retaining lip around at least a portion of a first interior circumference proximate to the first end, and a retaining slot around at least a second interior circumference between the retaining lip and the second end. A retaining ring is detachably coupled within the retaining slot. A cylindrical baffle is detachably retained between the retaining ring and the retaining lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC.
    Inventor: Scott David Poster
  • Patent number: 10654626
    Abstract: A lid-to-container locking combination maximizes lid-to-container retention and includes a container and a container lid. The container includes an upper container rim and a container wall. The container wall includes a radially outwardly extending indentation or groove located in inferior adjacency to the upper container rim at an inner surface thereof. The container lid includes a rim-receiving groove, a lid wall, and a wall-to-groove resilient portion. The resilient portion traverses a structural distance between the lid wall and the rim-receiving groove and is resiliently actuable intermediate a relaxed configuration and an actuated configuration. The resilient portion includes a radially outer indentation-engaging portion. The rim-receiving groove receives the upper container rim, and the indentation-engaging portion engages the radially outwardly extending indentation when in the actuated configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Pavel Savenok
  • Patent number: 10603679
    Abstract: A hygienic spray deflector apparatus includes an inlet opening, an outlet opening, and at least one wall that encloses a space between the inlet opening and the outlet opening. The hygienic spray deflector further includes a spray deflector in the space between the inlet opening and the outlet opening. The spray deflector is configured to deflect fluid that enters the hygienic spray deflector through the inlet opening. The hygienic spray deflector further includes a connector between the spray deflector and the at least one wall. The connector is configured to fix the spray deflector in place within the space. The connector is configured to allow air flow between the inlet opening and the outlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: SANI-MATIC, INC.
    Inventor: Solo Yang
  • Patent number: 10399771
    Abstract: A container comprises a plurality of outer side walls connected to form a tubular structure. One or more inner walls are near respective ones of the plurality of outer walls, defining a respective space between each inner wall and its respective adjacent outer wall. A lid is provided for covering a top opening of the tubular structure. A removable base is provided at or near a bottom opening of the tubular structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Michael J. Harakal
  • Patent number: 10377539
    Abstract: A filter baffle assembly including a filter cap engageable to a mouth of a container, the filter cap including a filter vent situated within an inner space of the filter cap, and a liner disposed between the filter vent and a gas permeable baffle engaged to a mouth of the container, the baffle including at least one perforation to permit gas exchange between an interior of the container and the filter vent, and to protect the filter vent from contact with contents housed in an interior of the container. A welded baffle liner assembly for protecting a filter vent from contact with the contents of a container, including a gas permeable baffle having at least one perforation welded to a liner, the welded baffle liner assembly being interposable between a mouth of the container and a filter vent housed within a cap engageable to the mouth of the container. A method for protecting a filter vent from the contents of a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Performance Systematix, Inc.
    Inventor: Adam Jeffery Fisch
  • Patent number: 10088222
    Abstract: For the purpose of improving flexibility a home appliance device, in particular a home appliance chiller device, is proposed. The device includes an insert which is insertable into a storage space, a base element, a receptacle fixable to the base element and a fixing unit for fixing the receptacle and the base element to each other, having a first fixing element and a second fixing element which are arranged offset in a vertical direction and in a horizontal direction with respect to each other and which together at least partly encompass the base element and/or the receptacle in a mounted state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Muharrem Uemit Caglin, Tanzer Yildizgoecer
  • Patent number: 10076720
    Abstract: A fuel cap configured to be coupled with the opening of a fuel tank defining an interior for containing a volume of fuel. An inlet opening is configured to establish fluid communication with the fuel tank interior. An exit is in communication with a surrounding atmosphere, exterior to the fuel cap. A flow path is defined from the inlet opening to the exit. Adsorption media substantially fills the flow path and is configured to reduce the emission of VOC vapors through the exit to the surrounding atmosphere. The flow path extends spirally about an axis of the fuel cap from the inlet opening to the exit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Bemis Manufacturing Company
    Inventor: Kevin W. Bork
  • Patent number: 9809112
    Abstract: The horizontal shaft fuel tank cap with charcoal canister includes a fuel tank inner cap and fuel tank outer cap. A hollow room with an upper opening is disposed in the center of the fuel tank inner cap. The fuel tank outer cap is disposed above the fuel tank inner cap. The ventilating pipe is disposed in the hollow room and divides the hollow room into filling room and containing room. The first air outlet leading the fuel vapor to the containing room is disposed on the bottom of the containing room. The second air outlets are disposed in the center of the ventilating pipe. The fuel-absorption substrate is disposed in the filling room. The residuary fuel is drained into the fuel tank under negative pressure of the fuel tank. The filtering performance of charcoal powder can be enhanced since it is exempted from long-time fuel soaking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: CHONGQING FENGRUI PLASTIC Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yi Zhang
  • Patent number: 9739759
    Abstract: A resin member with a gas permeable member (8) includes a resin member having at least one gas hole (20h) extending therethrough between a front surface (8a) and a back surface (8b), and a sheet-like gas permeable member (50) covering the gas hole. An outer circumferential portion (50p) of the gas permeable member is embedded in the resin member. The resin member further includes first recesses (22) disposed around the gas hole, depressed from at least one of the front surface and back surfaces, and allowing at least a portion of the gas permeable member to be visible in a front-back direction, and second recesses (24) disposed externally of an outer peripheral edge (50e) of the gas permeable member and depressed from at least one of the front surface and the back surface and through which the gas permeable member is invisible in the front-back direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryosuke Matsui, Takashi Koda
  • Patent number: 9669707
    Abstract: The vertical shaft fuel tank cap with a charcoal canister includes a fuel tank inner cap and a fuel tank outer cap. A hollow room or cavity with an upper opening is disposed in the center of the fuel tank inner cap. The fuel tank outer cap is above the fuel tank inner cap. The ventilating cap or vent cap is disposed in the cavity and divides the cavity into a filling cavity and a containing cavity. The air outlet leading the fuel vapor to the containing cavity is on the bottom of the containing room. The air passageway is between the outer walls of the vent cap and an inner wall of the containing cavity. The fuel-absorption substrate is disposed in the filling cavity. The filtering performance of charcoal powder can be enhanced since it is exempted from long-time fuel soaking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: CHONGQING FENGRUI PLASTIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yi Zhang
  • Patent number: 9611094
    Abstract: A receptacle is disclosed for containing waste. The waste receptacle may include a container having a side surface connected to, surrounding, and extending normal to a lower surface. The waste receptacle may also include a false bottom disposed inside the container and having a rigid plate-like body, and a flexible liner connected to a perimeter of the rigid plate-like body. The flexible liner may extend toward an opening of the container. The waste receptacle may further include at least one support configured to support the false bottom a distance away from the lower surface of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Rubicon Global Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Ryan Cooper
  • Patent number: 9566860
    Abstract: A tank venting filter is provided with a housing extending in a direction of a longitudinal filter axis and provided with a bottom side and a topside opposite the bottom side. A filter element is arranged in the housing. The housing has an air inlet at the bottom side and an air outlet at the topside. The air inlet is provided in the housing transverse to the longitudinal filter axis. The housing has a housing bottom at the bottom side, wherein the housing bottom closes off a filter interior of the housing in a downward direction and is positioned at a spacing from the filter element. The housing bottom has an inner side facing the filter interior. The inner side ends in the air inlet and is positioned at least sectionwise at an obtuse angle relative to the longitudinal filter axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Marcel Holzwarth, Michael Heim, Adriano Horiye
  • Patent number: 9561947
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of removing headspace (3) from a filled container (1). The method comprises providing a container that is filled with a product (2) and that further holds a gas containing headspace. The container comprises a valve (100) that allows gas to be expelled from the container. The method further comprises applying a pressure difference over the one-way valve to remove gas contained in the headspace through the valve to reduce the headspace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Johannes Krieg, Özgür Günyol, Leon Bernard Oudehand, Jonkheer Theodoor Hendrik van de Poll
  • Patent number: 9539895
    Abstract: A tank venting filter is provided with a housing defining a longitudinal filter axis that is vertically oriented in operation. The housing has a top end and a bottom end and is provided with an air inlet at the bottom end and with an air outlet at the top end. The air outlet is connectable to a tank. The housing is provided with a constriction above the air inlet. A filter element is disposed in the housing and fluidically arranged between the air inlet and the air outlet. The filter element is provided with a first filter. The constriction has an opening cross-section surface area that is less than 40% of an opening cross-section surface area of the air inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GMBH
    Inventors: Marcel Holzwarth, Daniel Schmid, Florian Keller
  • Patent number: 9346554
    Abstract: An aircraft fuel tank vent opening having a liquid separation nozzle, the liquid separation nozzle and the opening dimensioned such that migration across the liquid separation nozzle to the underside of a wing, of fuel escaping from the vent opening, is inhibited during normal operating conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations Limited
    Inventor: Dylan James
  • Patent number: 9301414
    Abstract: A waterproof box structure includes a composite plate and a soft film. The composite plate includes a chemical curing layer and a thermoplastic resin layer adhered and coupled to each other. The composite plate has a through hole. The through hole penetrates the chemical curing layer and the thermoplastic resin layer. The thermoplastic resin layer extends from the inner rim of the through hole and toward the center of the through hole to form a flange. The soft film hides the through hole. The outer rim of the soft film encloses the flange and is coupled to the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Getac Technology Corporation
    Inventor: Po-Tsun Chao
  • Publication number: 20150059398
    Abstract: A storage container includes an inflow hole and an outflow hole through which cold air flows, and deodorizing filters for removing odorous materials are mounted in the inflow hole and the outflow hole. Therefore, when foods containing odor-causing materials are put in the storage container to be stored in a storage compartment, the odor-causing materials are prevented from spreading inside the storage compartment, thereby fundamentally removing odors from the storage compartment. In addition, the cold air of the storage compartment continuously flows in and out of the storage container through the inflow hole and the outflow hole, and therefore foods stored in the storage container may be kept fresh.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Chae Hyun YOO, Wan Ku Kang, Jong Ho Lee, Dae Yun Kim, Jea Won Lee, Jee Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 8881931
    Abstract: A waterproof and breathable plug is provided. A protection net is assembled with one side or two sides of a waterproof and breathable membrane, to prevent insects from contacting and damaging the waterproof and breathable membrane. A collet is further assembled with the waterproof and breathable membrane, to prevent the waterproof and breathable membrane from moving, contracting and being deformed. The collet is also easily to be assembled in a breathable bolt. The waterproof and breathable plug is adjustable to regulate the breathing rate, fitting different electrical boxes or different weather conditions. Therefore, the problems of the prior art that the conventional waterproof and breathable membrane is easily bit by insects, the waterproof and breathable membrane has a constant-sized opening that cannot regulate the air amount, and the waterproof and breathable membrane is likely deformed due to the bad weather and high humidity and temperature are thus overcome.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: AVC Industrial Corp.
    Inventor: Teh-Tsung Chiu
  • Patent number: 8857648
    Abstract: A tank closure assembly for closing the filler neck of a vehicle tank, the tank closure assembly having a closing body of cap-like design which can be screwed onto the filler neck and which has a receptacle for a sealing element in order to seal off an annular gap between the filler neck and the closing body. An insert element is introduced into the closing body through an open underside thereof and is attached in the closing body, the insert element carrying one or more internal threads via which the closing body can be fixed to the filler neck. The receptacle is formed between the insert element and the top side of the closing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: MAGNA STEYR Fuel Systems GesmbH
    Inventor: Martin Langemann
  • Patent number: 8699231
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus for a vehicle, includes an electronic device, a waterproof housing that receives the electronic device, and a filter. The housing has a ventilation hole that penetrates through a housing wall of the housing. The filter is attached to a filter attachment portion of the housing wall to cover the ventilation hole. A wall surface of the ventilation hole includes a slope surface section that has an increasing cross-sectional area, which progressively increases from an inner end to an outer end of the slope surface section toward an outer surface of the housing wall in a penetrating direction of the ventilation hole. Furthermore, a distance between the filter attachment portion and the outer surface is larger than that between the inner end of the slope surface section and the outer surface in the penetrating direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takuya Shinoda
  • Patent number: 8662338
    Abstract: A container to be received in a processing apparatus to subject the container to heat and/or pressure. The container is adapted to receive and contain a substance that includes nuclear material. The container includes a hollow body having an interior within which the substance is to be located. The body includes an opening through which the substance can be moved with respect to the interior. A lid is removably attached to the body to close the opening. At least one filter allows fluid flow into and from the interior. The body and lid hermetically seal the interior except for the at least one filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
    Inventor: Salvatore Moricca
  • Patent number: 8623289
    Abstract: A non-reusable, locking container for sterilizing and storing surgical materials and presenting surgical materials in a sterilized condition. The non-reusable, locking sterilization container includes a tray, a lid, a permeable filter, a non-reusable lock and a frangible release that limit the container to only a single sterilization cycle or single use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Cesa, Laureen C. Clark, John K. Clay, Steven Scott Friderich, Sean P. Gorman, David Hernandez, Denise E. O'Connor, Corinna Schwarz, Tara Denise Smith, James Troy Starkey, Daniel P. Sterling
  • Patent number: 8579138
    Abstract: The cocktail glass cover is a cover for beverage glasses. The cover is designed with raised ridges on its underside that permit the cover to rest securely on glasses of various sizes. An opening is formed in the cover to receive a straw therethrough. The opening can be optionally closed with a removable knob. The knob is color-coded to allow a drinker to distinguish one beverage from another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Inventors: Will C. Jamison, Lynette P. Jamison
  • Publication number: 20130140315
    Abstract: A drinking container comprises a retaining member detachably coupled with a container body at a mouth thereof, and a media storing member detachably mounted with the retaining member for processing the beverage, wherein the beverage is thermal treated by the media storing in the media storing member and filtrated by the retaining member installed with a filtration media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Shanghai Yuhao Household Appliance Manufacturing Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Zhenming Ni
  • Patent number: 8434636
    Abstract: A culturing container is disclosed having a container base and a container cover with plural vent openings. Plural filter retaining frames are affixed surrounding the vent openings to accommodate filter retention across the vent openings thereby establishing plural integral filter vents in the container cover. Multi-ridge outer peripheries of the container base and the container cover are engageable to provide substantially air-tight container sealing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Byers Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald E. Byers
  • Patent number: 8408415
    Abstract: A fuel tank cap includes a housing having a side wall, a bottom wall, and a receptacle, a fuel vapor adsorption material positioned within the receptacle, an inlet at least partially defined by the bottom wall and configured to provide fluid communication with a fuel tank vapor space, an outlet at least partially defined by the bottom wall and configured to provide fluid communication with the atmosphere, an internal wall extending from the bottom wall at least partially into the receptacle, and an aperture at least partially defined by the internal wall and configured to permit fuel vapor to flow in a vapor flow path from one side of the internal wall to the other side of the internal wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob Schmalz, John Gulke, Peter D. Shears
  • Patent number: 8267272
    Abstract: A venting device that may be used directly with a container or via a vent cap for a container, includes a venting mechanism having one or more collapsible dome structures and an absorbent material to prevent leakage of liquid or flowable contents from within the container. The construction relies on a combination of venting domed structures and expandable absorbent material to seal one or more openings in a container and or cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: David W. Seline
  • Patent number: 8246824
    Abstract: A grease waste container has a main body forming an interior space; the container having vertical side walls, an enclosed base end, and an upper end that is wider than the base end. The upper end including a removable cover that is capable of releasably enclosing the interior space, and at least one bracket member attached to one of the vertical side walls and including an upper pin and a lower pin both adapted to releasably connect to a lifting system of a grease removal truck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Inventor: Benoit Larin
  • Patent number: 8215510
    Abstract: A photomask storage apparatus including a bottom plate and top lid is provided. The photomask storage apparatus includes poly-ether ketone (PEEK). A fastening element is configured to couple the lid to the bottom plate. A retaining element is secured to the lid to prevent vibrations of a photomask. A vent structure is also provided. The vent structure is configured such that airflow through the vent is purged in approximately 360 degrees into a chamber including the photomask. The vent structure may include a particulate filter. A seal liner is disposed on the bottom component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Yuan Chen, Chih-Fu Li, Chi-Chung Hsu, Hsing-Fu Lee
  • Publication number: 20120125936
    Abstract: A culturing container is disclosed having a container base and a container cover with plural vent openings. Plural filter retaining frames are affixed surrounding the vent openings to accommodate filter retention across the vent openings thereby establishing plural integral filter vents in the container cover. Multi-ridge outer peripheries of the container base and the container cover are engageable to provide substantially air-tight container sealing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2010
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Inventor: Ronald E. Byers
  • Publication number: 20120097680
    Abstract: A cap assembly includes a body and a tether. The body is configured to be fastened to a container for closing an opening in the container. An aperture is formed in the body, and the tether has a fastener, where a portion of the fastener extends through the aperture in the body. A gap is formed between the portion of the fastener and the body that allows for venting of vapors from the container around the portion of the fastener that is extending through the aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2010
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Inventors: John Gulke, Christy L. Matuszewski, Geoffrey P. Zabrowski, Elliot Matel, Peter D. Shears
  • Publication number: 20120091142
    Abstract: The cocktail glass cover is a cover for beverage glasses. The cover is designed with raised ridges on its underside that permit the cover to rest securely on glasses of various sizes. An opening is formed in the cover to receive a straw therethrough. The opening can be optionally closed with a removable knob. The knob is color-coded to allow a drinker to distinguish one beverage from another.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Publication date: April 19, 2012
    Inventors: WILL C. JAMISON, Lynette P. Jamison
  • Patent number: 8096438
    Abstract: A fuel tank cap for a fuel tank of an engine. The fuel tank cap includes a fuel cap cover, a housing having a side wall, a bottom wall, and a receptacle, a fuel vapor adsorption material positioned within the receptacle, an inlet disposed near the bottom wall and configured to provide fluid communication with a fuel tank vapor space, an outlet disposed near the bottom wall and configured to provide fluid communication with the atmosphere, an internal wall adjacent the bottom wall and disposed between the inlet and the outlet, and at least one aperture configured to permit fuel vapor to flow in a vapor flow path from one side of the internal wall to the other side of the internal wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2012
    Assignee: Briggs & Stratton Corporation
    Inventors: Jacob Schmalz, John Gulke, Peter D. Shears
  • Publication number: 20110297698
    Abstract: Described is a bottle having a cap with an atmospheric venting means comprising a venting receptacle and a porous thermoplastic plug. The porous plug can be held in place with a retaining ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Publication date: December 8, 2011
    Inventors: Casper Chiang, Andrew Doan
  • Patent number: 8038027
    Abstract: The fuel cap includes an outer cap as an outer envelope, an inner cap removably fitted in the outer cap through an opening therein, a canister located in a space between the outer cap and the inner cap for adsorbing a vaporized fuel. The fuel cap closes a fuel filler port for feeding a fuel to a fuel tank. The canister adsorbs a vaporized fuel vaporized from the fuel in the fuel tank. At least one of the outer cap and the inner cap defines a communication hole communicating with the space and an exterior. The canister includes a housing; and an adsorbent accommodated therein. The housing defines, on an end surface directed to the inner cap, an inlet for vaporized fuel and on another end surface directed to the outer cap, an outlet for gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2011
    Assignee: Toyo Roki Seizo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hiroyasu Ohsawa, Takashi Sakagami
  • Patent number: 8016904
    Abstract: An oil fill cap for an internal combustion engine replaces a standard cap and provides separation of air and oil in a separation zone within the cap body. The cap body defines a plurality of passages therethrough, including an upstream passage, and first and second downstream passages meeting at a separation junction. The cap body defines a separation zone at the separation junction and receiving the air/oil mixture from the engine through the upstream passage, and sending separated air to the first downstream passage, and sending separated oil to the second downstream passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Cummins Filtration IP Inc.
    Inventors: Jared M. Gwin, Thomas J. Braun, Thom H. Steger, Roger L. Zoch, Kurt M. A. Badeau, Jeffrey A. Fedorowicz
  • Patent number: 7993609
    Abstract: A container is provided for holding a chemical compound or mixture. Areas are provided on the surface of the container which allow for gaseous by-products from the chemical contained within the container to permeate from a chamber through the surface of the container. A septum is over-molded into the surface of the container. The septum is formed in such a manner that it provides a sealing effect to close an opening in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2011
    Assignee: Sterilucent, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick LaValley
  • Patent number: 7976600
    Abstract: A device for detection, collection, containment, neutralization, and elimination of aerosolized contaminants has a lid that fully covers an edge of a toilet bowl for containment of exiting aerosolized contaminants. The lid including a main lid section and a single piece lid cap, with the single piece lid cap having a housing for accommodating an article. The single piece lid cap having a first vent located normal to a natural vertical upward move of the aerosolized contaminants, and a second vent at a back end of the single piece lid cap, oriented substantially parallel to the vertical upward movement of the aerosolized contaminants. The aerosolized contaminants are detected, collected, contained, neutralized, and eliminated by the article within the housing, allowing only uncontaminated air out of the second vent through a natural upward movement of the aerosolized contaminants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Inventor: Joseph Safuto
  • Patent number: 7942264
    Abstract: A single-use sterilization container for use in the sterilization of medical instruments is provided. The sterilization container includes a lid having central portion defined by a frangible region. Upon activation of the frangible region, the central portion may be removed rendering the sterilization container inoperable for future use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Scott Friderich, Denise E. O'Connor, Joseph A. Cesa
  • Patent number: 7812331
    Abstract: Spherical storage containers for radioactive materials, such as plutonium oxides and salts, are comprised of coupled hemispheres joined by helical threads or bayonet connections. The spherical storage containers are supported in a barrel by a vertical strut and laterally extending straps or are supported in cylindrically configured frames.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2010
    Assignee: Nuclear Filter Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry Wickland, Parold Popish, Michael Dean Peterson, Fred Louis Popish
  • Patent number: 7753979
    Abstract: A filter assembly for use with compressor assemblies such as oxygen concentrators, ventilators and other breathing apparatus including a compartmented housing member having at least one inlet opening, an outlet opening, a filter member, and an adjustment member associated with the at least one outlet opening for varying the size of the at least one outlet opening for adjusting the amount of ambient air entering the filter assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Home Health Medical Equipment, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Andrew Amann
  • Patent number: 7748560
    Abstract: An atmosphere controlled, resealable foodstuff container includes a base tray and a cover. The cover and base tray are constructed of a substantially gas impermeable material. The cover and base tray include resealing members. When connected, the cover and base tray define a generally enclosed and sealed interior space for foodstuffs. The container includes at least one atmosphere control member, such as a membrane, which controls the flow of gases through an opening in the container. The member may be located over a recessed opening in the cover to permit the containers to be stacked without gas flow interference. A label extends over the recess, thus obscuring the membrane from view to the purchaser without affecting the membrane atmosphere control function. The base tray may be opaque for use as a serving tray and the cover transparent to permit viewing of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Taylor Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas DaCosta, Elizabeth Varriano-Marston, Eugene P. Thomas
  • Patent number: 7748561
    Abstract: An atmosphere controlled, resealable foodstuff container includes a base tray and a cover. The cover and base tray are constructed of a substantially gas impermeable material. The cover and base tray include resealing members. When connected, the cover and base tray define a generally enclosed and sealed interior space for foodstuffs. The container includes at least one atmosphere control member, such as a membrane, which controls the flow of gases through an opening in the container. The member may be located over a recessed opening in the cover to permit the containers to be stacked without gas flow interference. A label extends over the recess, thus obscuring the membrane from view to the purchaser without affecting the membrane atmosphere control function. The base tray may be opaque for use as a serving tray and the cover transparent to permit viewing of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2010
    Assignee: Taylor Fresh Vegetables, Inc.
    Inventors: Elizabeth Varriano-Marston, Eugene P. Thomas, Nicholas DaCosta
  • Patent number: 7717286
    Abstract: A cover for closing a top opening of a thermite reaction chamber of a crucible is substantially continuous and is secured to an annular filter lining via a bottom peripheral edge for making contact on a top peripheral edge of the crucible. The filter lining is substantially continuous and is suitable for constituting a substantially continuous contact medium between the bottom edge and top edge. The cover is applicable, for example, to thermite welding, e.g., for use in tunnels or underground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2010
    Assignee: Railtech International
    Inventors: Frederic Delcroix, Jean-Jacques Thuru
  • Patent number: 7703630
    Abstract: A vented hatch cover comprising a cover body, an intake filter element, and a discharge filter element includes a plurality of walls defining an air intake passage, and an air discharge passage, an inner rim and an outer rim with a plurality of ribs extending across the air intake passage. The intake filter element includes a plurality of latches engaging the ribs. The discharge filter element includes an outer disc portion with a radially outer edge having a rim with a plurality of latches that releasably secure the discharge filter element to the inner rim of the cover body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: Saldo Products Inc.
    Inventors: Alex V. Degutis, Michael S. Ryan, Peter Gubricky
  • Patent number: 7703629
    Abstract: A fuel cap having a cap member with an internal chamber and a downward extending hollow tube in open communication with the internal chamber and in sealing communication with a lower hub bore; vents on side walls of the internal chamber; an absorption media inside the internal chamber below the vents and above the hollow tube; a hub rotatably and slidably connected to the cap member with the hub having a lower hub bore into which the hollow tube is translatable for releasing vapors from the fuel tank as necessary before re-fueling whereby the vapors pass through the absorption media where they are cleansed before being release out the vents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Inventor: Eric A. Nelson
  • Publication number: 20100044372
    Abstract: A portable and collapsible isolator is taught for containing radioactive, chemical or biological agents. The isolator is comprised of a collapsible frame, movable between a collapsed transport position and an open operational position, and a flexible and collapsible envelope in the form of an airtight bag attached to the frame to define a cavity. The envelope remains airtight in both the collapsed and open positions. One or more sealable openings are formed in the envelope for insertion and removal of the radioactive, chemical and biological agents into and out of the cavity. The isolator may optionally include at least one glove extending from one or more of said sealable openings into the cavity, for handling said radioactive, chemical and biological agents inside the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Applicant: Her Majesty The Queen in Right of Canada as Represented by the Minister of Public Safety
    Inventors: Bill Kournikakis, Tim Patraboy, Daniel Perreault, James Peeke, Carl McDiarmid, Ian Summerell, Andrew Burczyk, Marianne Heisz, Pierre Caron, Sylvain Poirier
  • Patent number: 7648792
    Abstract: A portable cartridge that stores a fuel for use with a fuel cell system includes one or more disposable components for use by the fuel cell system. The disposable component may be included on a fuel cartridge, but used by a fuel cell system when the cartridge and a package that includes the system are coupled together. The disposable component may include: an inlet filter that regulates passage of gases and liquids into the fuel system, an outlet filter that cleans fuel cell system exhaust gases, a sensor on the inlet air stream to the fuel cell system; a sensor on the exhaust; a desiccant that sinks moisture from within the fuel cell system package; or a fuel absorbent that soaks fuel between connectors on the fuel cartridge and the fuel cell system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2010
    Assignee: UltraCell Corporation
    Inventors: James L. Kaschmitter, Ian W. Kaye
  • Publication number: 20100001001
    Abstract: A venting device that may be used directly with a container or via a vent cap for a container, includes a venting mechanism having one or more collapsible dome structures and an absorbent material to prevent leakage of liquid or flowable contents from within the container. The construction relies on a combination of venting domed structures and expandable absorbent material to seal one or more openings in a container and or cap.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Publication date: January 7, 2010
    Applicant: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: David W. SELINE