US Patent No: 8,201,344

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Hand drying apparatus

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20100192399
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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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MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATIONTOKYO3873

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fukano, Manabu - 3 13
Itoigawa, Yasuyuki Tokyo, JP 7 40
Nishimura, Shigeki Yamaguchi, JP 58 223
Sawabe, Kenji - 4 15

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
EXCEL DRYER, INC. (1)
* 6,038,786 Hand dryer 32 1998
 
DYSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED (3)
* 2008/0222,910 Dryer 15 2006
* 2009/0113,748 DRYING APPARATUS 12 2006
* 2008/0313,918 Drying Apparatus 13 2006
 
Salon Pro, Inc. (1)
* 4,754,769 Nail dryer 33 1985
 
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION (3)
* 2010/0192,399 HAND DRYING APPARATUS 10 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 41 1993
* D548399 Hand dryer 16 2006
 
BRADLEY FIXTURES CORPORATION (1)
* 2011/0271,441 Lavatory System with Hand Dryer 1 2010
* Cited By Examiner

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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION (2)
* 8,850,713 Hand drying device 0 2010
* 2013/0055,588 HAND DRYING DEVICE 1 2010
 
BRADLEY FIXTURES CORPORATION (1)
8,950,019 Lavatory system 0 2012
 
HOKWANG INDUSTRIES CO., LTD. (1)
* 8,813,383 Watermark-free hand dryer 0 2012
* Cited By Examiner

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