Ambulant, Body Supported, Or With Carrying Handle Patents (Class 417/234)
  • Patent number: 10927838
    Abstract: A self contained battery operated pump assembly to be installed in fluid communication between a shower arm and a shower head includes a pump; a pump motor connected with the pump for, when energized, driving the pump; and a battery that is electrically connected with the pump motor for energizing the pump motor. An inlet fitting is in fluid communication with the pump for directing water from the shower arm to the pump, the inlet fitting being configured for connection with the shower arm. An outlet fitting is in fluid communication with the pump for directing water under pressure from the pump to the shower head, the outlet fitting being configured for connection with the shower head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Water Pressure Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Murtagh
  • Patent number: 10927732
    Abstract: Systems and apparatuses include an apparatus including an intake defined by an intake aperture, an intake baffle, and an intake floor structured to couple to an intake portion of an enclosure roof, the intake extending along at least eighty percent (80%) of a width of the apparatus on a first side, an exhaust defined by an exhaust aperture, an exhaust baffle, and an exhaust floor structured to couple to an exhaust portion of the enclosure roof, the exhaust extending along at least eighty percent (80%) of the width of the apparatus on a second side opposite the first side, a partition panel isolating the intake from the exhaust, and an engagement mechanism structured to couple the apparatus to a generator set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Cummins Power Generation IP, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Strombeck, Stephen W. Osmonson, Sathyanarayanan Arumugam, Shashikant Ramdas More
  • Patent number: 10914297
    Abstract: A mobile power supply device and method for energizing a sump pump in a sump pit during a power outage, and a mobile power supply device and method for energizing a sump pump secured to a bottom portion of the device. The device includes an enclosure similar to a dolly that is manufactured from plastic or similar non-electrically conductive material to minimize weight to enable the manual lifting and pulling of the mobile power supply device, and to promote safety by reducing the chance of an electrical short circuit when supplying electrical power to a sump pump. The enclosure includes a carrying handle and a relatively large dolly handle that cooperate with castors attached to a bottom portion or bottom surface of the enclosure. The castors promote manual movement of the device upon a substantially horizontal surface or up and/or down stairs leading to a sump pump in a sump pump well or pit in a basement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Timothy J. Wilkerson
  • Patent number: 10905623
    Abstract: A lip conditioning device for providing enhanced tissue therapy to lip tissue of a user, the device including a mouthpiece having a chamber with a distal end configured to create a seal with a portion of lip tissue of a user; a base portion, connected to the mouthpiece, including a controller in communication with a power source, and a suction device configured to remove air within the chamber; and a set of controls, in communication with the controller, configured to control a mode of operation of the tissue therapy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Kelly George, Zane Miller, Janet Wangari-Talbot, Destenee Green
  • Patent number: 10837451
    Abstract: An inflator tool includes a handle portion extending between a battery receiving portion and a tool head portion. The handle portion defines a longitudinal axis. The tool head portion includes an air inlet, a compression chamber, and an air outlet. A motor is at least partially supported within the handle portion and includes an output shaft. The air inlet defines an inlet axis, and the air outlet defines an outlet axis. The longitudinal axis is disposed at an oblique angle relative to each of the inlet axis and the outlet axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFFSHORE) LIMITED
    Inventors: Svetlana Yakubova, Jesse J. Jerabek, Ryan Altenburger
  • Patent number: 10780202
    Abstract: Apparatuses for use in negative pressure wound therapy are described herein. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes a pump assembly having a pump housing, a magnet, an electrically conductive coil, and a diaphragm, wherein the electrically conductive coil is configured to move a portion of the diaphragm to pump a fluid through the pump apparatus, and a dampener positioned within the pump assembly configured to reduce sound generated by the pump assembly during operation of the pump assembly. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes a housing having a first section and a second section, and an illumination source disposed within the housing adjacent the first section, wherein the illumination source is configured to illuminate the first section, wherein the first section is one of transparent and translucent, and wherein the first section is thinner than the second section as measured perpendicularly from inside to outside the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Smith & Nephew PLC
    Inventors: Ben Alan Askem, Iacopo Claudio Ferrari, Matteo Foini, Paolo Forzani, Christopher John Fryer, Allan Kenneth Frazer Grugeon Hunt, Christian Riva
  • Patent number: 10751453
    Abstract: A wearable machine system includes a garment and a passive actuator mounted to the garment. The passive actuator is actuatable in response to involuntary movements of a wearer of the garment. A machine is coupled with the passive actuator such that actuation of the passive actuator responsive to the involuntary movements mechanically drives the machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Arbor Grace, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick Powell
  • Patent number: 10741158
    Abstract: Provided herein is a system for reducing the overall noise output of equipment used in the hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells, by providing a noise-reducing enclosure and/or radiator which substantially reduce the level of noise that reaches the environment during normal operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Liberty Oilfield Services LLC
    Inventor: Roy Aune
  • Patent number: 10731637
    Abstract: A portable pump is provided including an electric motor having a drive shaft connected to a gear assembly to drive a reciprocating air compressor arrangement. The reciprocating air compressor arrangement includes a crank that drives a connecting rod and a piston within a cylinder. The connecting rod has a first end and a second end and the first end of the rod is connected to the crank while the second end of the rod connected to the piston (to drive the piston in the cylinder and provide compression). The second end of the connecting rod is connected to the piston via a pin. The piston includes a sealing arrangement. A control unit is provided which is in electrical communication with the electric motor and the air compressor to control the operation of the pump arrangement. A power supply is also provided in electrical communication with the control unit to supply power to the control unit and electric motor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: WALMSLEY DEVELOPMENTS PTY LTD
    Inventors: Byron Walmsley, Albert Walmsley, Roland Walmsley
  • Patent number: 10704552
    Abstract: A vacuum system is disclosed. The vacuum system includes a first pump bay and a second pump bay enclosed by an enclosure. Each pump bay houses a motor and a vacuum pump driven by the motor. An inlet manifold and an exhaust manifold are in fluid communication with the first and second pump bays. The inlet manifold and the exhaust manifold are arranged to flow air through the pump bays to cool at least the vacuum pumps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: POWEREX/IWATA AIR TECHNOLOGY INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Ellsworth Seaver, Joseph Anton Abt
  • Patent number: 10660819
    Abstract: A pool pump is provided which includes a housing, and a control panel arranged on the housing, with a control unit connected to the control panel to form a capacitive touch control. The housing may be provided with at least one accommodation cavity, the control panel is arranged in a flippable manner at the housing, and the control panel and the end cover are in a horizontal position and at least one preset angle position. The pool pump is detachably connected to a pool pump cover, which includes: a cover body; a base connected to the cover body; and at least one functional device arranged on the cover body for implementing communication, electrical charging and music play. The pool pump adopts a pool control system for a massage pool unit of an inflatable pool, including an intelligent controller configured to generate multiple water circulation modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BESTWAY INFLATABLES & MATERIAL CORP.
    Inventor: Feng Liu
  • Patent number: 10625643
    Abstract: A blower comprising: (a) a housing including: (i) one or more eyelets, and (ii) an inlet (b) one or more clips, wherein the one or more eyelets, one or more clips, or both assist in connecting the blower to a cushion of a seat, a ventilated trim bag, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: GENTHERM GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Daniel Iacovone, Cristian Nicolae Banu
  • Patent number: 10557470
    Abstract: An air compressor (10) has a reservoir (12), pump (14), motor (16), transmission belt (18) wound around a driving pulley (20) coupled to a motor shaft (16) and around a driven pulley (22) coupled to a pump shaft. Driven pulley spokes (28) are shaped as fan blades transmit torque and cool the pump (14). A belt guard (30) encloses the transmission belt (18), and pulleys (20, 22). The belt guard (18) has a front wall (32) with slits (34) for air drawn by the driven pulley (22), a side wall (36) enclosing the space around the transmission belt (18) and around pulleys (20, 22), and a rear wall (38) having an opening (40) receiving the pump (14). Air drawn through the slits (34) in the front wall (32) passes towards the pump (14). The guard rear wall (38) covers the pump (14) by at least 30% of its depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: ABAC ARIA COMPRESSA S.p.A.
    Inventor: Alessandro Pagliarin
  • Patent number: 10556483
    Abstract: A holding apparatus for securing a fan for cooling a component of a vehicle, having a main body made from foam material. The main body has a fan receptacle for receiving the fan in a positively locking manner at least in sections. The fan receptacle has an air inlet for feeding in air to the fan and an air outlet for discharging air from the fan. The main body also has at least one inlet opening with an adjoining inlet duct and at least one outlet opening with an adjoining outlet duct. The inlet duct is in a fluid-communicating connection with the air inlet and the outlet duct is in a fluid-communicating connection with the air outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Michael Werner, Heinz Rebholz, Alexander Klausmann
  • Patent number: 10523043
    Abstract: An air powered battery charger uses a large object's weight to drive one or more pistons that are configured to pass air through at least one air motor, which in turn drives one or more generators that supplies electrical power sufficient to recharge at least one battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Brian Gubesch
  • Patent number: 10508646
    Abstract: The inflating device has a body, a large cylinder, a small cylinder, a handle, and a switching mechanism. The large cylinder is mounted moveably in the body and has an upper input gap, an inner bottom base, and a bottom base. The upper input gap is defined between an outer surface of a bottom end of the large cylinder and an inner surface of a first chamber of the body. The bottom base is connected with the large cylinder, is located below the inner bottom base, and has a first annular holding recess and a first O-ring. The small cylinder is mounted moveably in a second chamber of the large cylinder and has a piston base. The handle is mounted on the top end of the small cylinder. The switching mechanism is mounted on the top end of the large cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: DONGGUAN TIGER POINT, METAL & PLASTIC PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chun-Chung Tsai
  • Patent number: 10465670
    Abstract: An inflating device includes a main body, an outer cylinder, an inner cylinder, a handle, an inflating tube and a switching structure. The outer cylinder is disposed within the main body and an upper portion of the outer cylinder defines a cavity which has a bottom surface defining a sliding passage. The inner cylinder is disposed within the outer cylinder. The switching structure includes a slide unit and a press cover. The slide unit is disposed slidably in left and right directions within a sliding passage. The press cover is mounted on the upper portion of the outer cylinder so as to cover the cavity and the slide unit. The inflating device can be conveniently switched between a small pump unit and a large pump unit by the switching structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: DONGGUAN TIGER POINT METAL & PLASTIC PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chun-Chung Tsai
  • Patent number: 10434439
    Abstract: A wirelessly controlled device for atmospheric water generation is provided. The device comprises an atmospheric water generator for generating filtered potable water and a wireless external control system. The wireless external control system comprises one or more display presentation pages for displaying a plurality of operating parameters for the atmospheric water generator, including content display with a variety of operation parameters and historical water collection data for operation of the atmospheric water generator. The wireless external control also has one or more display pages configured for user input for a user to select one or more water generation parameters for operation of the atmospheric water generator. Once the device is directed by the wireless external control system to generate water, the device is capable of automatic water generation until the device fulfills the one or more set water generation parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: DewGood, Inc.
    Inventors: Reuben Paul Vollmer, II, Pavel Tikhonenko
  • Patent number: 10422328
    Abstract: A bicycle pump includes a pump body assembly, a handle assembly, a flexible hose assembly, and/or a magnet. The pump body assembly may include an outer tube, which defines an air chamber, and a head assembly with an air outlet opening. The handle assembly may slidably be associated with the body assembly, and include an inner tube and a piston, slidable inside the outer tube. The flexible hose assembly may be suitable to be stored inside the inner tube when the pump is not in use, and suitable to be connected to the air outlet opening during pumping. The magnet may connect the flexible hose assembly to the air outlet opening of the head assembly in a removable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Crank Brothers, Inc.
    Inventors: Frank Hermansen, Carl Winefordner
  • Patent number: 10323629
    Abstract: A multi-stage piston compressor with a cooling arrangement is provided. The multi-stage piston compressor includes a compressor unit having a plurality of air-cooled cylinders on a crankcase housing, a motor unit that is mounted at an end face of the crankcase housing, and a cooler unit at an opposing end face of the compressor unit. An axial fan wheel of the cooler unit blows cooling air substantially outwards toward the compressor unit. In order to conduct cooling air externally in the region of said compressor unit, at least one air guide housing mounted between the cooler unit and the crankcase extends at least partially radially around the crankcase in a curved manner, such that the axial air flow generated by the axial fan wheel is at least partially guided around the crankcase in the radial direction and toward at least one cylinder at the air outlet side of the air guide housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer Nuttzfahrzeuge GmbH
    Inventors: Melanie Heilingloh, Matthias Fritz, Simon Froehlich, Armin Leberfinger
  • Patent number: 9945385
    Abstract: The present invention illustrates an electric fan includes a motor, a rotatable disc and a fan blade. The motor has a driving shaft extended outwardly, the rotatable disc is connected with an end of the motor, and a fan shaft is pivotally connected on the rotatable disc and obliquely disposed relative to the driving shaft. The fan blade is disposed on the fan shaft. A connecting member is disposed between the driving shaft and the fan shaft. The rotatable disc is driven by a driving device to drive the fan shaft to rotate about the driving shaft, so as to expand a blowing range of airflow generated by the fan blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventors: Ming Yi Lin, Ching Pai Ko
  • Patent number: 9914271
    Abstract: In a device for dispensing tire sealant from a canister (17) by means of a pressure source (16), where the pressure source (16) and canister (17) are contained in a housing (1), the canister (17) in the housing (1) should be connected to the pressure source (16) in a removable fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Patrick Spindler, Byron Peter Hutten, Henry Friedrich Ferdinand Klemm, Volker Pfeifer
  • Patent number: 9851274
    Abstract: An apparatus for calibration and testing of pressure switches which are used in residential and commercial HVAC systems. The apparatus can be used to test, set, or adjust a pressure switch or a pressure signal transducer to the manufacturer's specifications. The apparatus includes an exterior housing with an on/off switch and at least one vacuum inlet nozzle, and the inside of the housing includes an air compressor to which the amount of voltage supplied can be manually controlled. The air compressor typically operates from a battery power supply located within the housing. A pressure measuring device, such as a differential pressure gage, and a conductivity indicator are typically used in conjunction with the device to calibrate adjustable pressure switches and to test and diagnose faulty pressure switches. The apparatus can include the pressure measuring device and/or the conductivity indicator within its housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Good Day Tools LLC
    Inventor: Richard Dean McFarland
  • Patent number: 9810239
    Abstract: An electric blower includes a centrifugal impeller, a diffuser including stationary vanes on a discharge side of the centrifugal impeller, a motor configured to drive the centrifugal impeller, a fan case configured to cover the centrifugal impeller and the diffuser, a housing case joined to the fan case, and return guide vanes that guide air which has been guided by the stationary vanes to an inner surface of the fan case radially inward through a space under the diffuser. The housing case includes an annular lower plate portion located axially below the diffuser. Each return guide vane is continuous with an upper surface of the annular lower plate portion. An upper end of each return guide vane is located axially opposite to the diffuser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: NIDEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryosuke Hayamitsu
  • Patent number: 9719692
    Abstract: A ventilation system utilizing fans to bring air into a building and/or exhaust air out of the building powered at least in part by solar panels that can be quickly and easily mounted on the building, such as on roof vents, windows, and the like adjacent to the fans. A sensor may be operatively connected to a controller or logic circuit to measure environmental factors to determine whether to activate the fans. The ventilation system is configured to be a modular device with versatile fasteners for easy installment in windows, attics, or roof tops.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: THE SECURECASE COMPANY
    Inventor: Daniel M Cislo
  • Patent number: 9721818
    Abstract: An apparatus for transporting a leadframe sheet during semiconductor die assembly includes a rail having sub-rails defining a machine track and an inner space along which the leadframe sheet is moved. A position detector senses a position of the leadframe sheet as the leadframe sheet moves along the machine track. A controller including a processor is coupled to the position detector for receiving the position of the leadframe sheet. A pressurized gas stopper is positioned within the inner space including a gas distributor having at least one gas inlet for receiving a pressured gas supply and at least one gas outlet for directing a flow of gas toward the leadframe sheet sufficient to stop movement of the leadframe sheet. The controller provides control signals for controlling the flow of gas to provide non-contact stopping of the leadframe sheet at one or more locations along the machine track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Kane Chen
  • Patent number: 9657730
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a heat dissipation structure of the tire repair machine, wherein, a positioning pedestal having at least one channel is provided inside the body, a channel inlet and a channel outlet are provided at the two ends of the channel respectively; a gas supply unit arranged inside the body comprises a motor and an air compressor driven by the motor, the motor is arranged at the rear of the positioning pedestal, such that the radial direction of a centrifugal fan connected with the drive shaft of the motor is directed to the channel inlet, while the air compressor is corresponding to the channel outlet; when the motor drives the air compressor to run, the air drawn in by the centrifugal fan can blow the air compressor via the channel, so as to perform heat dissipation for the air compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: ACTIVE TOOLS INTERNATIONAL (HK) LTD.
    Inventor: David Hong
  • Patent number: 9640344
    Abstract: An apparatus for calibration and testing of pressure switches which are used in residential and commercial HVAC systems. The apparatus can be used to test, set, or adjust a pressure switch or a pressure signal transducer to the manufacturer's specifications. The apparatus includes an exterior housing with an on/off switch and at least one vacuum inlet nozzle, and the inside of the housing includes an air compressor to which the amount of voltage supplied can be manually controlled. The air compressor typically operates from a battery power supply located within the housing. A pressure measuring device, such as a differential pressure gage, and a conductivity indicator are typically used in conjunction with the device to calibrate adjustable pressure switches and to test and diagnose faulty pressure switches. The apparatus can include the pressure measuring device and/or the conductivity indicator within its housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: GOOD DAY TOOLS LLC
    Inventor: Richard Dean McFarland
  • Patent number: 9587648
    Abstract: A blower has a blower tube and a fan unit that conveys an air flow through the blower tube. The fan unit has a fan having a fan axis. The fan conveys the air flow in the direction of the fan axis. The air flow exits the blower tube in an outflow direction at a tube aperture. The handle has on its lower side a grasping point, which in the operating position of the blower, lies on a vertical axis through the blower's center of gravity. The tube aperture has a center axis that is oriented in the outflow direction. So that the forces received by the user at the handle during operation can be made smaller, it is provided for the spacing from the center axis of the tube aperture to the grasping point to be smaller than the spacing from the fan axis to the grasping point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Christian Barth, Markus Hittmann, Cornelius Gindele
  • Patent number: 9458617
    Abstract: A sump pump assembly with a basin, a first shelf fixedly position in a lower end of the basin, a lid for securing to an upper end of the basin, the lid having a transparent window for viewing a water level in the basin, a light mounted within the basin for assisting in viewing the water level, a first pump positioned on a floor of the basin, a second pump positioned on the first shelf, and an alarm for notifying a building owner when the first pump ceases to operate but prior to operation of the second pump. Alternative embodiments comprise a battery-powered third pump, a battery for powering the third pump, and a mount for mounting the battery inside the basin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Dry Basement, Inc.
    Inventors: Curtis Bramble, Otto W. Fleck, Lowell Hickman
  • Patent number: 9403117
    Abstract: A purge system and methods are described. The system allows purging of closed vessels in a precise and reproducible manner under microprocessor and sensor control. The process includes automated valves that allow repeated purge cycles with little or no operator attention. The purge parameters may be stored in memory for recall at a later time to repeat the purge process on the same or a different vessel. In a preferred embodiment the equipment and process allows for purging and desiccation of deep-sea vehicles without the need to carry compressed gas cylinders out to sea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Inventors: Kevin Richard Hardy, Jonas Dean Cochran
  • Patent number: 9353739
    Abstract: A multi-pressure compressor that includes a roll-cage frame, first and second compressor assemblies mounted in the roll-cage frame, a tank coupler, which is in fluid communication with the second compressor and is configured to be coupled to an auxiliary tank that is rated for an internal pressure in excess of 2500 psi, a bracket that is coupled to the roll-cage frame and configured to receive the auxiliary tank therein, and at least one controller for operating the first and second compressor assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: STANLEY FASTENING SYSTEMS, L.P.
    Inventors: Christina Wilson, Gary D. White, Lance S. Hathcock, Brian C. Burke
  • Patent number: 9322406
    Abstract: A lightweight inflation device for outputting a low-pressure airflow to inflate an air bladder includes a body defining an airflow chamber and a plurality of air manipulation elements disposed within the airflow chamber. At least one of the air manipulation elements is a rotor including a plurality of blades, and the inflation device includes a driving mechanism operable to rotate the blades about an axis. The inflation device further includes a nozzle operably coupled with the body and defining an air outlet to connect with a valve on the air bladder. The nozzle is shiftable into an operating position in which the air outlet extends beyond an outlet-side axial margin of the body. The nozzle is also shiftable into a storage position in which the air outlet is disposed within the airflow chamber of the body. A method of inflating an air bladder with a portable axial compressor assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Inventor: Robert Stephen Potratz
  • Patent number: 9309876
    Abstract: A compressor assembly having a high velocity muffler system which produces a particle-free compressor pump feed while reducing noise output from the compressor assembly during compressing operations. The high velocity muffler system is maintenance-free and comprises an inertia filter. The compressor assembly uses a method for producing a compressor pump feed and reducing noise during compressing operations by processing a gas through the high velocity muffler system which has an inertia filter and a muffler chamber to produce a compressor pump feed which can be compressed by a pump assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Mark W. Wood, Stephen J. Vos, Scott D. Craig, Gary D. White
  • Patent number: 9033678
    Abstract: An air pump includes a casing, a blower connected with a motor, an air flow direction switching device, an air valve, and an auto-stop control device. The air flow direction switching device includes a pressure sensor and a pressure switch. The air flow direction switching device includes a movable box and a driving device which drives the movable box. The movable box has an arm and an activation portion. An inflation switch and a deflation switch are electrically connected in parallel to a circuit and are controlled to activate by the activation portion. The pressure switch includes a dynamic contact point connected to the motor, and two static contact points respectively electrically connected to the inflation switch and the deflation switch. The dynamic contact point has a terminal which alternatively contacts the two static contact points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: DONGGUAN TIGER POINT METAL & PLASTIC PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chun-Chung Tsai
  • Publication number: 20150108363
    Abstract: There is provided an air blowing device that is easy to carry and is convenient, the air blowing device that has little adverse effect on the blowing function and is configured to be able to disperse electrically-charged particles while ensuring safety. A fan 4 coupled to an output shaft 33a of a motor 33 is rotated by the motor 33 to send air. The motor 33 is housed in a motor housing portion 3, and a fan cover rear separate body 72 in the shape of a flange, the fan cover rear separate body 72 covering an outer edge portion of the fan 4 and a lateral part of the fan 4 on the side where the motor 33 is located, is fixed to an end of the motor housing portion 3 on the side where the output shaft 33a is located.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Yukimasa Kanazawa
  • Patent number: 9004117
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment can be inflator having an integrated compressor and carry handle. The compressor can include a housing having a top surface contoured to form at least a first portion of a first container holder. The carry handle can he foldable between a first upright carry position and a second folded position wherein the carry handle lies flush with a top surface of the compressor housing. The carry handle can include an inner grasping area contoured to form at least a second portion of the first container holder when the carry handle is in the folded position and wherein the carry handle second portion of the first container holder is complementary to the compressor housing first portion of the first container holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Ethan T. Stansbury, Brandt A. Haener, Brendan P. Kelso
  • Patent number: 8974191
    Abstract: An air compressor includes a motor, an air compression mechanism driven by the motor, a rotation shaft rotatable integrally with a rotor of the motor, a fan rotatable integrally with the rotation shaft, a plurality of air tanks for reserving compressed air generated by the air compression mechanism, and a control unit for controlling the motor. The plurality of air tanks are juxtaposed with each other and arrayed in an array direction. The plurality of air tanks includes an endmost air tank and an adjacent air tank adjacent to the endmost air tank. The control unit is disposed adjacent to and opposite to the adjacent air tank relative to the endmost air tank. The control unit is disposed adjacent to and in confrontation with an outer circumference of the fan.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahiro Miura, Seiichi Kodato, Hiroki Kitagawa, Tomoyoshi Yokota, Kenichi Matsunaga, Yoshimi Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20150056084
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mobile concrete pump comprising a supporting structure (46) that is placed directly or indirectly by means of an assembly frame (22) on the running gear (12) of an HGV chassis (10), the supporting structure incorporating functional units that form a support device and a placing boom (36). The placing boom (36) is rotatably mounted on a boom pedestal (44). The boom pedestal (44) comprises a vessel (52) that is inserted in the supporting structure (46) and acts as a rotary bearing for the placing boom (36), while the support device has two support leg casings (54, 56) which are integrated into the supporting structure (46), cross over one another, have diagonal passages that are open at the front and have a telescopic support leg (40) in each support leg casing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Putzmeister Engineering GmbH
    Inventor: Dietmar Fuegel
  • Patent number: 8944779
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rotary lobe pump for conveying solids-laden fluids engendered in agriculture, in which the conveyed fluid volume flow adapts itself to different operating modes. For improved self-priming, the rotary lobe pump is designed for vertical mounting of the rotary lobes, wherein an angular gear is provided. The rotary lobes are mounted in a topside or underside cover, wherein the axes of the rotary lobes are vertically oriented. Using one of the covers, the rotary lobes can be vertically removed and maintained without having to dismantle other pump components from the pump housing. The rotary lobes can also be removed together with the angular gear as an integral pump component using one of the covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Hugo Vogelsang Maschinenbau GmbH
    Inventors: Paul Krampe, Heinrich Deyen
  • Publication number: 20150027005
    Abstract: An article of footwear has a shoe upper, a sole connected to the shoe upper and the sole is provided with peripheral walls which together define a cavity therein. A layer of material extends across and is connected to the walls or adjacent to the walls at a perimeter of the layer of material, the layer of material dividing the cavity into at least a first chamber and a second chamber. The layer of material and the walls on one side of the perimeter of the layer of material define the first chamber, and the layer of material and the walls on the other side of the perimeter of the layer of material define the second chamber. The sole is configured such that movement of the layer of material within the cavity causes simultaneous changing of interior volume between the chambers and thus pumping of air into or out of the chambers for air circulation of the article of footwear.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: CEDAR TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Neville Ka Shek Lee, Chi Kit Chan, Samuel Sing-Kwong Hui
  • Publication number: 20150030470
    Abstract: A suction chamber for use in a horizontal fluid pumping system is supported by a fixed vertical bracket, which is attached to a platform. The suction chamber is positioned between a motor and a pump in the horizontal pumping system. The pumping system may also include a thrust bearing chamber positioned between the motor and the suction chamber. The pumping system may also include a bearing chamber adapter positioned between the thrust bearing chamber and the suction chamber. The suction chamber has a suction chamber pump end and a suction chamber motor end. The suction chamber enables both motor-end seal removal and pump-end seal removal. In both motor end seal removal and pump end seal removal, the suction chamber of the invention remains connected to the vertical bracket. The pumping system may also include an integrated lifting device connected to the vertical bracket to lift the thrust bearing assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: GE Oil & Gas ESP, Inc.
    Inventors: Pedro Arturo Juarez Ortega, Andrew Michael Nelson, Alan Spicer, Michael Campbell
  • Patent number: 8932027
    Abstract: A portable air pump includes a head member located on one end of the pump body thereof and having a beveled face, a biasing member carrying a pressure gauge and having a beveled face pivotally connected to the beveled face of the head member in such a manner that the biasing member is biasable relative to the head member between a received position where the biasing member is kept in axial alignment with the portable air pump and an extended position where the pressure gauge is kept facing toward the handle of the portable air pump convenient for reading by the user and the biasing member is workable as a footplate for supporting the portable air pump on the floor for use as a floor type air pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Beto Engineering and Marketing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Lopin Wang
  • Patent number: 8925594
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes a structure for a portable tire inflator that includes a triangular housing comprising a triangular face, a triangular back, two sides extending between the triangular face and the triangular back on first and second sides of the triangular face and back, and a support base on a third side of the triangular face and back extending between the triangular face and the triangular back, a pump motor within the housing. The inflator may be configured such that a majority of the total weight of the portable tire inflator is positioned between the middle of the triangular face and the base. The tire inflator may also include a reflective border on at least two of three edges of the triangular face and an air pressure indicator responsive to air pressure within the air hose, the air pressure indicator visible on an external surface of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Bell Automotive Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick L. Ohm, C. Kwai Kong, Alan Okamura
  • Patent number: 8894382
    Abstract: A handheld blower apparatus includes a housing (2), an axial blower (6) which conveys air through a blower tube (7), and an electric drive motor (4). The drive motor (4) has a rotor (22) and a stator (21) and rotatably drives a drive shaft (16) and at least one fan wheel (23) of the axial blower (6). A simple construction results when the drive shaft (16) is rotatably mounted in the housing (2), when the rotor (22) of the drive motor (4) is connected to the drive shaft (16) in a rotatably fixed manner and the stator (21) of the drive motor (4) is rotatably mounted on the drive shaft (16). The stator (21) is supported relative to the housing (2) to prevent rotation and can tilt in a limited manner relative to the housing (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Binder
  • Patent number: 8888738
    Abstract: An infusion pump including a drive mechanism; an assembly operable with the drive mechanism, the assembly configured to deliver a flowable material to a patient; a mountable housing holding the drive mechanism and configured at its front side to receive the assembly and at its backside to mount in either a first orientation or a second orientation to an external support, wherein the housing supports the drive mechanism and the assembly in each of the orientations; a controller operably connected to the housing; and a display operably connected to the controller and supported by the front side of the housing, the display configured to be rotatably responsive so that information displayed by the display is oriented right-side-up regardless of whether the assembly is in the first orientation or the second orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: John Gillespie, Jr., Ralph H. LaBedz, Michael Kenneth Platt, Ronald H. Spang, Jr., James Frei Berrill, Matthew Stephen Vogel, Michelle Kowalski Greaney
  • Publication number: 20140332095
    Abstract: Pump apparatus comprising a base or chassis, a power unit and a reel assembly each operatively mounted to the base or chassis, a flexible conveyor conduit and flexible service line adapted to be payed out from the reel assembly and a work head including a pump operatively connected to the conveyor conduit. The work head comprises a pump having an outlet which is operatively connected to a conveying conduit, a support frame to which the pump is mounted and a powered traction drive assembly operatively mounted to the support frame. The reel assembly comprises a reel rotatably mounted to the base or chassis, a conveying conduit and a flexible service line, each being adapted to be wound thereon and payed out therefrom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: WEIR MINERALS AUSTRALIA LTD.
    Inventors: Peter Smit, Robert Tumer, Reman Murandi, Kevin Brighton
  • Patent number: 8814535
    Abstract: An air compressor assembly can include a support structure with a compressor mechanism, at least one fluid tank, a pair of wheels, and a handle attached thereto. The air compressor assembly can be configured with the compressor mechanism having a perpendicular orientation relative to the at least one fluid tank so as to provide a relatively narrow assembly and to facilitate servicing and/or maintenance of the assembly. Furthermore, the wheels and handle can be configured so that the assembly can be relatively easily located in a balanced transport position. Additionally, an accessory support plate can be attached to the top of the assembly to serve as a dolly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: Mark A. Etter, Timothy C. Smith, Robert P. Welsh, John Buck, Fredrick M. Morgan, Chad W. Hanson, James Vintzel
  • Publication number: 20140234130
    Abstract: A handheld blower includes a housing having an air inlet and a duct assembly mounted in front of the air inlet, the duct assembly including a duct connected with the housing, a motor and a fan mounted in the duct, a battery, and a blowpipe connected to the housing by the duct assembly, the blowpipe defining a central axis in the length direction, and a handle arranged above the housing and the battery. The handle includes a gripping portion arranged on opposite sides of a plane in which the gravity center of the blower is located, and the plane is parallel to a central axis of the blowpipe and substantially perpendicular to a working ground. The gravity center of the handheld blower is adjacent to the gripping portion which enhances the handling comfort and reduces operator fatigue during long times of operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Chervon (HK) Limited
    Inventors: Toshinari Yamaoka, Xiandian Shao, Fangjie Nie, Jianpeng Guo
  • Publication number: 20140219824
    Abstract: A pump system includes a plurality of pump assemblies. Each pump assembly having a power assembly and a fluid assembly. Each power assembly of each pump assembly includes a crankshaft, an input connection, and an output connection. The input connection of one pump assembly among the plurality of pump assemblies connected to the output connection of one pump assembly among the plurality of pump assemblies; at least one lead pump assembly within the plurality of pump assemblies configured to be connected to a prime mover commonly driving the plurality of pump assemblies. Also included is a method of pumping pressurized fluid to a site.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventor: Blake Burnette