US Patent No: 8,201,344

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Hand drying apparatus

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Abstract

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A hand drying apparatus includes a high-pressure airflow generator that takes air through an air inlet and generates a high-pressure airflow, a main body casing, a first air path that is protruded from the main body casing, and a nozzle that is located in a position ahead of the main body casing in a direction of the first air path. The main body casing includes a main-body air inlet through which outside air is taken and a second air path that causes air from the main-body air inlet to flow upward and then downward to a level where the air inlet of the high-pressure airflow generator is located.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATIONTOKYO3889

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fukano, Manabu - 3 11
Itoigawa, Yasuyuki Tokyo, JP 7 36
Nishimura, Shigeki Yamaguchi, JP 58 218
Sawabe, Kenji - 4 13

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
DYSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (3)
2008/0222,910 Dryer 14 2006
2009/0113,748 DRYING APPARATUS 11 2006
2008/0313,918 Drying Apparatus 12 2006
 
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION (3)
2010/0192,399 HAND DRYING APPARATUS 9 2008
2012/0017,459 HAND DRYER 1 2009
2012/0017,460 HAND DRYER 1 2009
 
MITSUBISHI DENKI KABUSHIKI KAISHA (2)
5,459,944 Hand dryer 40 1993
D548399 Hand dryer 14 2006
 
BRADLEY FIXTURES CORPORATION (1)
2011/0271,441 Lavatory System with Hand Dryer 1 2010
 
EXCEL DRYER, INC. (1)
6,038,786 Hand dryer 31 1998
 
Salon Pro, Inc. (1)
4,754,769 Nail dryer 33 1985

Patent Citation Ranking

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
HOKWANG INDUSTRIES CO., LTD. (1)
8,813,383 Watermark-free hand dryer 0 2012
 
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION (1)
8,850,713 Hand drying device 0 2010

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