Article Inserted Type Patents (Class 34/202)
  • Patent number: 10377520
    Abstract: A system and method for protecting biological or other material from contamination through the steps of filling, freeze-drying, packaging, storing and use are disclosed. A system can include a flexible container, a membrane configured to transmit air or solvent vapor out of the flexible container, and a membrane frame supporting the membrane and engaged with at least one column member. The at least one column member can be configured to maintain the membrane and the membrane frame a spaced distance from one or more contents received within the flexible container. Upon application of a downward force, the at least one column member can assume a collapsed configuration. A method can include inserting a biological material, for example, into a flexible container, freeze-drying the biological material, moving the freeze-dried biological material to a portion of the flexible container that includes at least one port, and sealing the biological material within the portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Teleflex Innovations S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Howard Root, Stephen Anthony Penegor, James Arnold Murto
  • Patent number: 10362910
    Abstract: A hand dryer device cooperated with an airflow driver includes a first housing, a second housing, and an airflow driving unit. The first housing has a first body and a first extension portion. The second housing has a second body and a second extension portion. The second body is connected to the first body for defining an accommodating space, and the first and second extension portions together form a concave annular structure having an extension space. The airflow driving unit includes a sensor, a control module and an airflow guiding structure. The sensor is disposed on the outer surface of the first housing and/or the second housing. The sensor detects and outputs a sensing signal. The control module receives the sensing signal and outputs a control signal. The airflow guiding structure is disposed adjacent to an air outlet and extends to the extension space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CHICONY POWER TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chen-Shi Chou
  • Patent number: 10194775
    Abstract: A hand dryer includes a housing, a core and end covers. The housing takes the shape of a hollow tube with two ends opened, having a first end and a second end. The core is disposed inside the housing, and two ends of the core are disposed correspondingly to two ends of the housing. The end covers include a first end cover and a second end cover. The first end cover and the second end cover are respectively detachably connected with the first end and the second end of the housing. The core is fixed inside the housing, a shape of a cross section of the first end cover is the same as a shape of an end surface of the first end, and a shape of a cross section of the second end cover is the same as a shape of an end surface of the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG AIKE APPLIANCES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Fuming Zheng, Junxiang Wang
  • Patent number: 10178754
    Abstract: A circuit board module includes: a first electronic component of a surface mounting type; a second electronic component of an insertion mounting type including a lead terminal; a circuit board; and a heat transfer body provided in the circuit board. The first electronic component is mounted on a front surface of the circuit board so as to overlap the heat transfer body in a board thickness direction. The heat transfer body is provided so as to transfer heat generated in the first electronic component to a back surface side of the circuit board. The second electronic component is mounted on a back surface of the circuit board. The second electronic component and the heat transfer body are thermally connected to a heat radiation body provided on the back surface side of the circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: OMRON AUTOMOTIVE ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Kobayashi, Tomoyoshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10166149
    Abstract: A hardening initiation lamp for illumination of a light-hardenable bandage, where the lamp is shaped so that it can at least partially enclose the bandage, the lamp including an inner side, which is substantially arranged to face inwards towards the bandage when the latter is illuminated, and an outer side, which is substantially arranged to face away from the bandage when the latter is illuminated, the lamp further including at least one hardening light source having means to initiate a hardening process in the bandage, and at least one illumination light source, which can emit light in the visible spectrum, arranged to illuminate the bandage at least while the hardening process is initiated in the bandage, both the hardening light source and the illumination light source being arranged to emit light from the inner side, substantially in the direction of the bandage, and the lamp further including one or more observation areas, where a light filter is arranged, which allows light from the illumination light
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: STRAXFIX.TECHNOLOGY IVS
    Inventors: Torben Hove Jensen, Lars Carl Borris
  • Patent number: 10165908
    Abstract: A hand dryer with reduced air-intake noise includes a housing, a flow-guide plate, and an air supply module. The housing includes an accommodating space and a plurality of narrow air inlets. The flow-guide plate is disposed inside the accommodating space, but the flow-guide plate is not contacted with the housing. The flow-guide plate includes a plurality of narrow air guide holes. The air supply module is disposed inside the accommodating space, and includes a blower that extracts air inside the accommodating space to generate a drying air flow after being started and an air-guide piece connected to the blower to receive the drying air flow. An interval between the narrow air inlet and the narrow air guide hole interferes with transmission of a sound wave formed by the air flowing between the narrow air inlet and the narrow air guide hole, so that generated noise can be greatly reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: HOKWANG INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shen-Chen Liu, Cing-Fong Jheng
  • Patent number: 10085601
    Abstract: A hand dryer includes a box body that includes a hand drying chamber whose upper portion and side portion are open, an airflow generating device that generates an airflow, a nozzle that is provided in the hand drying chamber and ejects an airflow generated in the airflow generating device, a first sensor provided in the hand drying chamber, a second sensor that is provided in the hand drying chamber and is provided at a position that is below the first sensor and is more outward than the first sensor in a horizontal direction, and a control unit that controls an operation of the airflow generating device in accordance with a signal from the first sensor or the second sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Manabu Fukano
  • Patent number: 9943619
    Abstract: A sanitizing machine comprising a supporting structure which includes two compartments or chambers (A, B), wherein, when the machine is in stand-by, a first compartment (A) is open and is able to house at least one container or object (V) to sanitize, while a second compartment (B) of the machine houses a sliding door (SP), which hermetically and automatically closes (D3) the first compartment (A) when the machine is on. The method thereof provides for at least one type of sanitizing cycle, such as a ozone cycle, a sanitizing liquid cycle and a combined cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Mauro Toso
  • Patent number: 9894979
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus and a drawing method for a drawing apparatus whereby only an amount of drying necessary to dry the ink can be efficiently performed, and both high-definition drawing and expedited drawing processing can be realized. The drawing apparatus includes a drawing unit 40 that performs a drawing on a surface of a nail T by applying ink to the surface of the nail T, and a fan 92; a drying unit 90 that performs a drying operation for drying the ink applied to the surface of the nail T; a drying condition determination portion 813 that determines a drying condition for the drying unit 90; and a drying control portion 814 that controls the drying operation of the drying unit 90 in accordance with a determination by the drying condition determination portion 813.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tamotsu Irie
  • Patent number: 9841233
    Abstract: A nail lamp is configured to cure light-curable nail product on a user's nails. The lamp includes an array of discrete light sources with different light wavelength profiles. The different wavelength profiles are configured to, in combination, cure a light-curable nail product. A space is disposed beneath the array and is sized to accommodate therein the nails of an appendage of a user so as to expose the user's nails to light from the array. The space is substantially open to the ambient environment to the front, rear, left, right, and top of the space, thereby providing an open architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Creative Nail Design Inc.
    Inventors: David Valia, Daniel Moore, Thong Vu, Diane Marie Larsen, Guido Charosky, Ignacio Roccheti
  • Patent number: 9826865
    Abstract: A hand dryer includes a housing including a hand insertion portion and nozzles communicating with the hand insertion portion, a high-pressure air stream generation device placed inside the housing, hand detection sensors detecting a user's hand inserted into the hand insertion portion, a control unit that, when the hand detection sensors detect the user's hand, operates the high-pressure air stream generation device to cause an air stream to jet out from the nozzles, and a drain tank collecting droplets blown off the user's hand and scattered in the hand insertion portion. The hand dryer includes a drain conductive plate placed to face the top surface of the drain tank and a control circuit detecting the water level of the drain tank based on capacitance generated in the drain conductive plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masayoshi Maruyama, Yoshihiro Fukaya, Tatsuya Fujimura
  • Patent number: 9788629
    Abstract: A hairpiece article drying apparatus is provided. The apparatus may be a chamber configured for placement on a support surface. The chamber may be configured to hold a hairpiece article for drying. The chamber may include an airflow duct between interior and exterior panels. A suspension element may be coupled to an interior surface of the chamber interior to hold the hairpiece article suspended above the support surface in the chamber interior within the airflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Inventor: Sheryl Blum
  • Patent number: 9758953
    Abstract: A basin and hand drying system includes a hand dryer attached to a basin. The hand dryer includes a top air plenum and a bottom air plenum. The air plenums include a plurality of air outlets that direct pressurized air from a blower motor for hand drying. A soap dispenser and faucet mount on the basin for dispensing liquefied soap and water for hand washing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Bradley Fixtures Corporation
    Inventors: Graeme S. Bayley, Mark A. Figurski, Kenneth A. Kreitzer, Jason M. Renner, Jon A. Dommisse, Terry Lee McCallum
  • Patent number: 9565980
    Abstract: In an example embodiment, an air diversion device comprises a cover adaptable to be coupled to a wall-mounted hand dryer, the cover at least partially surrounding an inner volume, a first aperture disposed in the cover and adaptable to bring a hand dryer output of the wall-mounted hand dryer into fluid communication with the inner volume, and a wand coupled to the cover and in fluid communication with the inner volume, wherein the wand comprises a flexible tube and a wand aperture disposed distal to the flexible tube and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Inventor: Casey B. Welch
  • Patent number: 9555262
    Abstract: A method and device for treating an infection of the nail or nail bed and adjacent tissues through non-thermal means is described. The device illuminates an area with light in the near-infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Preferably, light having wavelengths of from about 870 nm to about 930 nm will be used. Further, the device includes light emitting diodes that are capable of emitting ultraviolet light. These lights are intended to provide a sterile environment for a user using the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: New Skin Therapies, LLC
    Inventors: Raymond R. Blanche, Raymond J. Lanzafame, David J. Smith
  • Patent number: 9538886
    Abstract: Hand dryer 1 wherein the control means 9 are configured for operate at least in two operating regimes, a normal operating regime wherein the motor 5 pumps the air for drying the hands and which is activated by the sensor detection 8 and a motor heating operating regime 5 wherein the stator 7 and/or the rotor 6 of the motor 5 are fed for increasing its temperature and maintain it to a predetermined temperature for accumulating heat which is activated by no detection of the sensor 8, such that at the start of the normal operating regime, the motor 5 has stored heat for ensuring that the air exits already heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: FFUUSS 2013, S.L.
    Inventor: Óscar Ros Marín
  • Patent number: 9445525
    Abstract: In a power supply device 1, a first space R1 and a second space R2 are delimited, a coil component 20 is arranged in the first space R1, and heat-generating components and components having weak resistance to heat are arranged in the second space R2. The power supply device 1 is configured to contain the coil component 20 in the first space R1 so that ambient air of the coil component 20 can contact a first side wall 72, which constitutes the first space R1, making it possible to expect discharge of heat to coolant in a coolant channel W via the first side wall 72. Therefore, heat can be discharged from the ambient air of the coil component, the temperature of which has been raised by heat generation, towards the coolant efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Hara, Wataru Nakahori, Hiroshi Miyazaki, Haruhiko Sanae
  • Patent number: 9284963
    Abstract: A dryer with a modular blower assembly that allows easy assembly and field servicing through replacement of the blower assembly as a unit. The blower assembly generally includes unique motor mounts that allow a motor assembly to be secured within a housing without being directly fastened to other members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: American Dryer, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert E. Michael
  • Patent number: 9267736
    Abstract: A lavatory system includes a hand dryer with at least a first proximity sensor and a second proximity sensor to detect an object for drying. A controller is communicatively linked to the first and second proximity sensors. The controller activates a drying operation after a first delay period if the first proximity sensor first detects the object for drying and activates a drying operation after a second delay period if the second proximity sensor first detects the object for drying. A filter flow sensor may also be provided to ensure proper filtering of the dryer's air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Bradley Fixtures Corporation
    Inventors: Graeme S. Bayley, Mark A. Figurski
  • Patent number: 9220382
    Abstract: An auto-sensing hand dryer includes an airflow generating device, a guiding duct connected to the airflow generating device, and a sensing unit disposed in the guiding duct. The airflow generating device generates a hand drying airflow. The guiding duct includes a connecting portion communicating with the airflow generating device, an air outlet portion communicating with the connecting portion. The air outlet portion comprises an air discharge opening and a housing encircling the air discharge opening and forming an internal space. The sensing unit is disposed in the internal space and electrically connected to the airflow generating device to determine whether to generate the hand drying airflow. The sensing unit includes a sensing region at least covering the air discharge opening. When a user hand is placed at the air discharge opening, the sensing unit senses the user hand and drives the airflow generating device to generate the hand drying airflow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: HOKWANG INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shen-Chen Liu
  • Patent number: 9060657
    Abstract: A wall-mountable hand dryer arranged for drying one side of a user's hands at a time. The dryer has two nozzle sections—one for each hand—which nozzle sections are positioned towards the front of the dryer so that they are spaced away from the wall in use. The nozzle sections each extend to span the width of a user's open hand and are arranged for directing drying air down onto the front or back of said hand as it is inserted lengthwise underneath the nozzle sections from the front of the dryer. The left-hand nozzle section is banked to the right and the right-hand nozzle section is banked to the left such that the user may bank his hands accordingly in use—this makes the drying action comfortable for the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Dyson Technology Limited
    Inventors: Leigh Michael Ryan, Peter David Gammack, Stephen Benjamin Courtney
  • Publication number: 20150113825
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cabinet for storage and drying of sports equipment and/or clothes. This cabinet has doors, an air circulation fan and an exhaust vent at the bottom, an intake vent at the top, and suspending means for suspending articles such as sports equipment or clothes. Turning on the fan activates active drying of the articles. Additionally, the present invention relates to a method of storing and drying articles comprising suspending the articles in a cabinet with doors, the interior of said cabinet comprising an air circulation fan and an exhaust vent at the bottom; an intake vent at the top; and suspending means for suspending the articles. The articles that are difficult or take more time to dry can be placed closest to the fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Richard Goulet
  • Patent number: 8997373
    Abstract: A skate blade dryer is provided for removing moisture from a skate blade after use to prevent rust, discoloration, pitting, and premature dulling of the skate blade. The dryer includes a housing having an interior, a top, and a front face. A blower is positioned in the interior of the housing. A conduit extends from the housing. The conduit includes a slot configured for receiving a skate blade coupled to a skate boot. The blower has an output port in fluid communication with the conduit for directing air flow through the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventor: Raymond J. Lawson
  • Patent number: 8904665
    Abstract: An expandable and collapsible enclosure is provided for a garment refreshing appliance. The appliance has at least either a top or a bottom rigid housing structure. The enclosure comprises a wall structure extending substantially an entire height of the enclosure. The wall structure is made of a flexible material. An opening is provided in the wall structure through which garments can be introduced into or removed from the enclosure. A zipper is attached at the opening to selectively open and close the opening. A snap attachment mechanism is located at either or both of the top and a bottom of the wall structure for securing the wall structure to the top and/or bottom rigid housing structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: George F. Seiffert, Timothy J. Hicks, Shawn Oltz, Wesley Traylor, Floyd Jackson
  • Publication number: 20140190033
    Abstract: A portable garment dryer, operable with a portable electric hair dryer which includes an outlet nozzle that can produce a heated airflow, the portable garment dryer including: a. a housing formed by sidewalls, an open top end and a closed bottom end, the housing being telescopically collapsible in a top to bottom direction from an extended state to a contracted state, the housing side wall having an aperture extending transversely therethrough and into which the outlet nozzle of a portable electric hair dryer is insertable for directing a heated airflow into and through the housing and out the top end thereof, and b. a perforated garment support mountable in the housing, the garment support adapted to support at least one garment in the heated airflow when the outlet nozzle of a portable hair dryer is inserted into the aperture in said housing wall, whereby the garment can be dried by the heated airflow from the portable hair dryer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: MD2G, LLC
    Inventors: Antonino PROVENZANO, Robert FREIDENRICH
  • Publication number: 20140157616
    Abstract: A hand dryer has a housing having an interior. Exit openings communicating with the interior of the housing are provided. At least one blower motor is arranged in the interior of the housing and conveys air through the exit openings to an exterior of the hand dryer. The air steams exiting from the exit openings meet in a drying area for the hands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Heinz Wagner, Jürgen Tonn
  • Publication number: 20140157617
    Abstract: A hand dryer has a housing having an interior. At least one exit opening communicating with the interior of the housing is provided. At least one blower motor is arranged in the interior of the housing and blows air in an air stream through the at least one exit opening to the exterior of the hand dryer. At least one heat radiator emits heat rays, wherein the heat rays are directed toward a drying area of the hand dryer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Heinz Wagner, Tim Kielmann, Pablo Villalva Hernandez-Franch
  • Patent number: 8739430
    Abstract: A hand drying apparatus includes a main box body in which a hand insertion portion is provided for allowing insertion/pulling out of hands and a water pan is provided for collecting water drops blown away from hands. In the main box body, a drain tank is disposed for accumulating water that is collected in the water pan. The drain tank is attached to the main box body in a detachable manner. A first lock mechanism is disposed for restricting removal of the drain tank. Moreover, an operating unit is disposed for switching the operating state of the apparatus and is covered with an openable-closable operating unit cap. A third lock mechanism is disposed for restricting opening and closing of the operating unit cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Fukaya, Takaki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 8739431
    Abstract: A light solidifying device includes a body, a magnetic slide cover unit connected to the body, a control unit connected to the body, and a light solidifying unit disposed in the body. An inner case of the body is a polygonal case, and an inclined sidewall of the inner case is arranged to face to a user's finger nails in a direction perpendicular to the inclined sidewall. The magnetic slide cover unit can be movable to adjust the opened area of a first opening and a second opening of the body for shielding the light rays emitted from the light emitting diode to prevent from irradiation of the light on the user's eyes and skin during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Nail Alliance LLC
    Inventor: Kuo-Chang Cheng
  • Patent number: 8726534
    Abstract: A ventilated portable container is a carrying case or sports equipment bag for storing, carrying and drying sports equipment. The portable container includes a ventilator for drawing fresh air into the container and for encouraging stale air out of the container through at least one filtered air outlet. The portable container includes an exterior pocket having at least one air inlet and at least one air vent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventors: Murray Chappell, Roger Robinet, E. Marie Costello, Joe Frei
  • Patent number: 8683701
    Abstract: A vibrating razor handle assembly is provided for facilitating use of different types of razor blade cartridges with a single vibrating handle. The assembly includes an elongated housing having a first end, a second end, and a perimeter wall extending between the first end and the second end. A vibrator is positioned in the housing. An adapter is coupled to the housing and the vibrator whereby the adapter vibrates when the vibrator is activated. The adapter has a distal end relative to the housing configured for coupling to a razor blade cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventor: Jonathan L. Loftin
  • Publication number: 20140041252
    Abstract: In accordance with one aspect of an exemplary embodiment, a dryer for removing hydrocarbons and/or moisture from metal chips is provided. The dryer has a chamber including a top portion and a base portion. The top portion is comprised of a material having a higher emissivity than the material forming the base portion. A burner is provided which introduces heated gas into the top portion. A device for transporting the metal chips is provided in the base portion. The device receives the metal chips at an inlet and transporting the metal chips to an outlet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: PYROTEK, INC.
    Inventors: Chris Vild, Robert Bendlak, James Grayson, Mark Bolton, Mark Reynolds, David Quilter
  • Patent number: 8640357
    Abstract: The drying oven of the present invention comprises a holey plastic plate that can make planetary rotation. The drying mechanisms may consist of classical resistance heaters, blowing heaters and/or coolers, and ultraviolet, infrared and microwave radiation sources in horizontal, vertical or intermediate angle arrangements. There is an absorbent material in a reservoir so as to absorb the excess energy transmitted by the system. The present system completes the drying procedure quickly with full automatization within a standard period without deteriorating the sample and reveals a product which is ready to further processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Inventor: Hasan Huseyin Engin
  • Publication number: 20140020257
    Abstract: In order to obtain satisfactory energy efficiency and environmental compatibility, a household tumble dryer (1) is proposed that includes a drying chamber (2) adapted to accommodate therein objects (3) to be dried. A first circuit is provided for impinging the drying chamber (2) with a drying medium (4). The dryer further includes a heat pump (5) with a second circuit for circulating a heat exchange medium. The first and second circuit are coupled in a heat exchanging manner. The heat exchange medium is of a hydro-fluoro-olefine type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CORPORATION N.V.
    Inventors: Francesco Cavarretta, Alberto Bison, Stefano Zandona
  • Publication number: 20140013612
    Abstract: A tenter oven stretches a thermoplastic resin film in the width direction thereof, wherein an air blowing nozzle provided therein that blows heated air onto a film running along a film passing surface is a proximate nozzle in which an air blowing opening provided on the air blowing surface thereof is formed as a slit, a distance (L) between the air blowing surface and the film passing surface and a slit width (B) of the slit satisfy the relationship expressed by the equation, (L/B)?10, and the distance (L) is 150 mm or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Doseok Lee, Takuya Kawagoe, Hiroyuki Inoue
  • Patent number: 8621763
    Abstract: A fabric treatment apparatus is provided. The fabric treatment apparatus includes a treatment room adapted to receive laundry to be treated; a rack disposed in the treatment room, and adapted to support a plurality of hangers to hang the laundry; one or more electromagnets to apply attraction and repulsion to the clothes rack; and a heating unit adapted to supply at least one of hot air and steam into the treatment room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Dae Yun Park, Jong Seok Kim, Dong Won Kim, Sog Kie Hong
  • Patent number: 8607472
    Abstract: A hand dryer is equipped with a hand insertion area (10), having a width that is able to accommodate hands, a high-pressure air generator (2), which generates a high-pressure airflow, discharge nozzles (N1, N2), which are disposed in the upper surface of the hand insertion area (10) and blow the high-pressure airflow, an exhaust duct (4), which is connected between the exhaust side of the high-pressure air generator (2) and the discharge nozzles (N1, N2), an ejection port (23), which opens to the space surrounding the hand dryer, a switching damper (24), which opens a portion of the exhaust duct (4) and is connected to the ejection port (23), and an ion generator (22), which generates ions having sterilization action into the high-pressure airflow passing through the exhaust duct (4) on the upstream side of the switching damper (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hikoya Ishii, Hisaharu Yagi
  • Publication number: 20130318814
    Abstract: The apparatus of the invention is intended for drying wet clothing by using heat emitted through the louvers of an air conditioner in a vehicle or a wall-mounted room air conditioner. The apparatus comprises a sealable container that has an inlet port and an outlet port. The apparatus is provided with a flexible inlet hose, one end of which has a cup-shaped adapter for attachment to the air conditioning vent on the dashboard of the vehicle. The adapter is made from a soft and transparent plastic and contains inside its body two hooks that can be engaged with the racks of the louvers of the air conditioner vent. Transparency of the adapter body facilitates connection to the air-conditioner vent. Wet air exhausts to the outside of the vehicle through the outlet hose that connects to the outlet port of the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Inventor: Sergey Anikin
  • Publication number: 20130269206
    Abstract: A hygienic razor blade dryer is provided that comprises a housing having an interior, a razor blade holder disposed within the interior that is adapted to receive a razor blade, a dryer for drying a razor blade received in the razor blade holder, and a vacuum for evacuating the air within the interior to prevent moisture buildup in the air and on the razor blade and to inhibit oxidation on the blade surfaces. A sanitizer may also be provided to sanitize the razor blade before, during or after the dryer operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: TOILETTREE PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Parisi, Gary Parisi, Paul Parisi
  • Patent number: 8555519
    Abstract: Apparatus for treatment of multiple articles located in separate chambers (38) for treatment with an ambient or heated, and/or treated air flow stream (44); and processes for drying multiple articles located in the separate chambers (38) using an ambient or heated, and/or treated air flow stream (44). The chambers (38) are within a container or form a container (36), and the chambers (38) are connected in a manner that defines a virtual air flow stream tube having a length in excess of any single nominal length dimension or of any nominal internal width dimension or of any nominal internal height dimension of the container so that any to-be-treated items supported within any chamber is treated with air flow stream (44).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Inventor: Martin Allen McFarland
  • Publication number: 20130263465
    Abstract: A dryer-hanger single-body machine, comprises: a supporting body (1) at a base of the dryer-hanger single-body machine; a pillar (4) vertically provided above the supporting body (1); a drying unit (2) located at one side of the pillar (4); and a spare unit (3) located at the other side of the pillar (4). The drying unit (2) comprises: a drying rack member (21) located at one side of an upper end of the pillar (4); a hood (22) supported on the drying rack member (21) and naturally hanging down along one side of the pillar (4); and a heating member (23) for supplying a heated air into an inside space of the hood (22). The hood (22) is provided with an air outlet (226) and an air inlet (225). A vent port (232) of the heating member (23) is offset from the pillar (4) and hermetically connected to the air inlet (225) of the hood (22). The spare unit (3) comprises a spare hanging member (31) having a clothes-hanger (311).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: October 10, 2013
    Inventor: Jiebo Hu
  • Patent number: 8544186
    Abstract: A hand dryer with annular air exhaust includes a casing and an air supply device located in the casing. The casing has a coupling portion and an air exhaust portion connected to the coupling portion. The air exhaust portion has two extension sections extended from the coupling portion and a connection section connected to the two extension sections to form an annular hand drying passage. The air exhaust portion includes a plurality of first nozzles and a plurality of second nozzles corresponding to the hand drying passage which has a first opening and a second opening at two ends. The air supply device has an airflow guiding duct to direct air to the air exhaust portion. The first and second nozzles exhaust the air towards the hand drying passage to form annular air exhaust, and thus hand drying angles are increased to dry hands faster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hokwang Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chi-Chin Hsu
  • Patent number: 8522450
    Abstract: A clothes-treating apparatus is disclosed. According to the clothes treating apparatus, it is easy and convenient for a worker to have access to a mechanism compartment for maintenance and repair of the components. In addition, if the user chooses an easier method of accessing the components of the clothes treating apparatus the maintenance repair costs may be lowered. Furthermore, it is easy for a worker to remove and replace the components of the mechanism compartment. In addition, according to the clothes treating apparatus, the assembly line of the mechanism compartment may be separate from an assembly line of the clothes treating apparatus, which may enhance work efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jung Wook Moon, Dae Yun Park, Sog Kie Hong, Jong Seok Kim, Seung Gyu Ryu, Kwang Hee Lee, Hye Yong Park, Chang Gyu Choi, Dong Won Kim
  • Patent number: 8484860
    Abstract: Disclosed is a clothes treating apparatus, which treats clothes into a more wearable condition. A clothes treating apparatus includes a cabinet; an accommodating space defined in the cabinet to accommodate clothes, and maintained in a stationary state; an air supplying device generating dry air and supplying the dry air into the accommodating space such that the dry air is circulated in the accommodating space, wherein the air supplying device includes an inlet provided at a bottom of the accommodating space such that the air in the accommodating space flows into the air supplying device through the inlet; and a filter assembly installed in the inlet, and filtering the air passing through the inlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jung Wook Moon, Dae Yun Park, Sog Kie Hong, Jong Seok Kim, Seung Gyu Ryu, Hye Yong Park, Chang Gyu Choi, Dong Won Kim
  • Patent number: 8458922
    Abstract: A hygienic razor blade dryer is provided that comprises a housing having an interior, a razor blade holder disposed within the interior that is adapted to receive a razor blade, a dryer for drying a razor blade received in the razor blade holder, and a vacuum for evacuating the air within the interior to prevent moisture buildup in the air and on the razor blade and to inhibit oxidation on the blade surfaces. A sanitizer may also be provided to sanitize the razor blade before, during or after the dryer operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Toilettree Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Parisi, Gary Parisi, Paul Parisi
  • Publication number: 20130139400
    Abstract: A hand dryer includes: a box body that includes a hand drying chamber whose upper portion and side portion are open; an airflow generating device provided in the box body and generates an airflow; a nozzle provided on an inner wall surface of the hand drying chamber and ejects an airflow generated in the airflow generating device to the hand drying chamber; a first sensor provided on an inner wall surface of the hand drying chamber; a second sensor provided on an inner wall surface of the hand drying chamber and is provided at a position below the first sensor and is more outward than the first sensor in a horizontal direction; and a control unit that detects presence or absence of a hand in accordance with a signal from the first sensor or the second sensor and controls an operation of the airflow generating device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2011
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Manabu Fukano
  • Publication number: 20130118023
    Abstract: A clothes dryer has a cabinet forming a drying chamber and a drying rack slidably mounted to the cabinet and movable between a retracted position where the drying rack is within the drying chamber and an extended position where the drying rack is exteriorly of the cabinet. A removable dividing panel is retained by the drying rack and divides the drying chamber into two horizontal and vertically extending drying chambers. A control system associated with the dryer has selectable modes to operate the divided drying chambers independently or concurrently as a single large drying chamber. A recycle system associated with the dryer permits recycling of heat air to increase drying efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Inventor: Stan Cennon
  • Publication number: 20130111779
    Abstract: A device for drying food containers is provided. The device for drying food containers includes: a holder portion providing an accommodation space; a support portion vertically detachably connected to the holder portion and formed in a pole shape; and a plurality of hanger portions slantly connected to the support portion. The holder portion includes an accommodation container body and an accommodation cover. The accommodation container body includes: an accommodation container body defining an accommodation space; and an accommodation container connection portion connected to the support portion. The accommodation cover includes: an accommodation cover body formed corresponding to a shape of the accommodation container body and connected to a top surface of the accommodation container body, a central region of the accommodation cover body being lower than a peripheral region of the accommodation cover; and an accommodation cover hole formed in the central region of the accommodation cover body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: Jin Young Lee
  • Publication number: 20130111778
    Abstract: This invention belongs to a technical field of a hand dryer and, more particularly, relates to an air inlet and outlet device of a hand dryer. The air inlet and outlet device including a base, a fan fixedly connected with the base, an electric heater connected with the fan, an air inlet, and an air outlet. The top of the air outlet is in a parabolic shape to improve the efficiency of flowing out of air. A baffle is disposed inside the air inlet to divide the air inlet into two chambers, and one or more baffles are disposed at the air outlet to prevent the leakage of motor sound from the air inlet and the air outlet. The invention has a compact structure, a low noise, and a high efficiency of flowing out of the air and is applicable to different hand dryers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2012
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Inventor: Zhaokang Bao
  • Publication number: 20130104413
    Abstract: To provide a hand dryer that is capable of reducing the amount of noise without reducing the drying performance, and is capable of preventing foreign substances from entering from an air outlet thereof. A hand dryer is configured to blow water off hands with airflow emitted from nozzles. The hand dryer includes a hand insertion section that is open toward the outside, and the nozzles disposed on wall surfaces of the hand insertion section. A nozzle hole at the distal end of each of the nozzles is a wave-shaped slit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Akiyoshi, Fumikazu Matsuura, Hitoshi Kikuchi