Abstract

Apparatus for treatment of multiple articles located in separate chambers for treatment with an ambient or heated, and/or treated air flow stream; and processes for drying multiple articles located in the separate chambers using an ambient or heated, and/or treated air flow stream. The chambers are within a container or form a container, and the chambers …

Legal parties

Party
Inventors (applicants): Martin Allen McFarland
Agents: Bryan Cave LLP (attorney)

The application was examined by Bao D Nguyen, Kenneth Rinehart (USPTO dept. 3743)

Claims

  • 1. An article for treating two or more to-be-treated items with a single contiguous treating …
  • 2. The article of claim 1 further comprising a source for providing the single contiguous …
  • 3. The article of claim 2 wherein the source further comprises applying a treatment selected …

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Brief Description of the Drawings

The accompanying drawings, which are incorporated in and form a part of this specification, illustrate complete preferred embodiments of the present invention according to the best modes presently devised for the practical …

Description

Background of the Invention

1. Field of the Invention Drying apparatus for multiple articles located in separate chambers for treatment with an ambient or heated, and/or treated air flow stream; and processes for drying …

Related Application

The present application claims the benefit under title 35 United States Code, Section ii 9(e) of U.S. provisional application No. 60/611,444 filed Sep. 20, 2004 entitled “Drying and Sanitizing Sports …

Description and Discussion of the Prior Art

FIG. 1 diagrammatically shows examples of nine typical prior art drying systems. They have been grouped into three basic families of drying mechanisms. The first group of these prior art drying …

More details about Systems and Methods for Drying a Plurality of Diverse Articles

Miscellaneous patent data

The term of the patent was extended by 386 days, the invention details are shown in 20 figures, the application publication date is Sep. 20, 2005, the claim number 1 is selected as exemplary, the inventor's state is CO, city - Boulder, the inventor's name is McFarland Martin Allen, the invention is titled Systems and Methods for Drying a Plurality of Diverse Articles, numbered 11/665,394 (application), originally classified under Houses, kilns, and containers, similar classification categories are gas or vapor treating, Arrangements for feeding, heating, or supporting materials, Regulating movement, tension, or position of materials, Plural gas or vapor forcing means, threading, stripping, or guiding devices, Applications of driving mechanisms, not covered by another subclass, treated material motion, Machines or apparatus for drying solid materials or objects at rest or with only local agitation, Domestic airing cupboards, Pulsed flow, the objects or batches of materials being carried by trays or racks, movement in a helical path, the patent is illustrated by 10 drawings, the applicant's city - Boulder, state - CO, the published applicant's name is McFarland Martin Allen, the grant number is 08555519, the examination was conducted by Kenneth Rinehart (3743 USPTO department) and Bao D Nguyen (assistant examiner), the patent particularly claims an article for treating two or more to-be-treated items with a single contiguous…, the patent was granted on Oct. 15, 2013, the exemplary patent drawings are Diagrammatically shows a cut away, Diagrammatically shows cut away image, Diagrammatically shows a cut away, Systems and Methods for Drying, the published agent's company name - Bryan Cave LLP, claims 1-25 comprise the invention scope, invented by Martin Allen McFarland.

Invention classification information

The invention is classified under Article inserted type, Plural treating units or compartments, Movable gas or vapor distributor, Wall detail, In wall, ceiling, or floor, Machines or apparatus for drying solid materials or objects not covered by groups F26B 9/00-F26B 17/00, Portable or collapsible, Houses, kilns, and containers, Tortuous gas or vapor path, Multi-layer or ply. The designated search classifications include Houses, kilns, and containers, Movable gas or vapor distributor, In wall, ceiling, or floor, Tortuous gas or vapor path, Portable or collapsible, Article inserted type, Wall detail, Multi-layer or ply, Plural treating units or compartments.

Patent details
Publication number 08555519
Publication date Oct. 15, 2013
Kind code B2
Application number 11/665,394
Application date Sep. 20, 2005
Application type U
Application series code 11
Int. pub. country WO
Int. pub. number WO2006/034430
Int. publication Mar. 30, 2006
Int. filing country WO
Int. filing PCT/US2005/034086
Filed internationally Sep. 20, 2005
National stage date Apr. 13, 2007
Extension term 386
National classification 34/201
Total number of claims 25
Exemplary claims 1
Number of drawings 10
Number of figures 20
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