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Harris Research | Date: 2017-02-08

An apparatus, system, and method for dual-mode vehicle-mounted cleaning are provided. In one embodiment, the apparatus includes a heat-exchanger subsystem having first and second heat-receiving pathways and a heat-providing pathway. Heat exhaust from a combustion engine is routed through the heat-providing pathway to transfer heat to both the first and second heat-receiving pathways. The first heat-receiving pathway, the second heat-receiving pathway, and the heat-providing pathway are fluidly independent of each other. The apparatus also includes a first liquid pathway fluidly coupled to the first heat-receiving pathway, configured to direct a hard-surface cleaning liquid, by a first pump, through the first heat-receiving pathway to a hard-surface cleaning tool, and a second liquid pathway fluidly coupled to the second heat-receiving pathway, configured to direct a soft-surface cleaning liquid, at a lower pressure than a first liquid in the first liquid pathway, through the second heat-receiving pathway to a soft-surface cleaning tool.


Patent
Harris Research | Date: 2012-06-25

An apparatus and method for wood finishing sheets is provided. The apparatus includes a plurality of absorbent sheets in close proximity to each other within a container, and a wood finishing composition being evenly permeated throughout the plurality of absorbent sheets. The wood finishing composition may be one of stain, colored finish, clear coat, and/or wood sealant and may further include an extender chemical. The method includes preparing wood finishing sheets, by placing a plurality of absorbent sheets in close proximity to each other in a container, adding a wood finishing composition to the plurality of absorbent sheets, enclosing within the container the sheets and the wood finishing composition using a sealing mechanism, and allowing time for the wood finishing composition to permeate the sheets.


Patent
Harris Research | Date: 2011-09-21

An apparatus, system, and method are disclosed for selecting a finish for applying to an item. The apparatus includes a flexible translucent sheet, and at least one semi-translucent color applied to the translucent sheet such that a surface to which the translucent sheet is attached is visible through the translucent sheet and the semi-translucent color. The system includes the apparatus and a protective laminate surface covering the at least one semi-translucent color. The method includes providing a plurality of translucent sheets each having at least one semi-translucent color, examining an item to determine the type of finish of the item, selecting a flexible translucent sheet according to the finish of the item, conforming and affixing the selected translucent sheet to the surface of the item, and viewing the surface of the item through the selected translucent sheet.


Patent
Harris Research | Date: 2013-09-18

An apparatus, method, and program product for selecting at least a portion of an image, the selected portion comprising a surface of an item within the image, displaying a semi-transparent overlay over the selected portion of the image, the semi-transparent overlay representing a surface finish, and mathematically blending a plurality of pixels of the semi-transparent overlay with a plurality of pixels of the selected portion such that one or more characteristics of the surface are visible through the semi-transparent overlay.


Patent
Harris Research | Date: 2011-07-28

An apparatus is disclosed for a rotary head cleaner. The apparatus includes a plurality of liquid extraction devices positioned radially on a floor-facing surface of a rotary head, a driveshaft disposed between a rotary motor configured to rotate the rotary head, and a housing disposed between the rotary motor and the rotary head for supporting a wheel, and a handle. The apparatus also includes an evacuation tank having a capacity sensor in communication with an evacuation pump, the capacity sensor configured to detect when a maximum desired capacity of evacuated liquids is reached, a vacuum motor connected with the housing and configured to provide a suction force to the liquid extraction devices to extract liquid from a floor to the evacuation tank, and wherein a weight of the rotary motor, housing, handle, retractable wheel, and vacuum motor is supported by the liquid extraction devices.


Patent
Harris Research | Date: 2012-09-17

A cleaning system is disclosed that includes a vehicle that has a cooling system for circulating a coolant, a diverter coupled with the cooling system that is configured to divert the coolant through a heat exchanger, a pump configured to pump a cleaning solution through the heat exchanger so that the heat exchanger heats the cleaning solution without mixing the coolant and the cleaning solution, and a rotary head cleaner in fluid communication with the heat exchanger for receiving the cleaning solution and applying the cleaning solution to a floor.


Patent
Harris Research | Date: 2012-12-20

The present disclosure relates to a defoaming substance for defoaming an aqueous solution. The defoaming substance includes a defoaming agent and a carrier material intermixed with the defoaming agent to form a solid mass, the carrier material being at least minimally soluble in the aqueous solution. In one embodiment, the carrier material includes at least one type of organic acid. The defoaming agent may include at least one type of silicon-based defoamer. The present disclosure also relates to a method for making a defoaming substance. The method may include selecting a defoaming agent capable of hindering foam formation and reducing foam build-up in an aqueous solution, selecting a carrier material that is at least minimally soluble in the aqueous solution, combining the defoaming agent with the carrier material, and forming the combined defoaming agent and carrier material into a solid defoaming substance.


Patent
Harris Research | Date: 2012-09-17

A cleaning apparatus is disclosed for extracting a liquid from a surface. The apparatus includes at least one extraction head that has at least one aperture that is facing the surface to be cleaned. The vacuum cleaner includes a vacuum pathway situated between the at least one extraction head and a riser that is connected to a vacuum motor. The internal surfaces of the vacuum pathway are smooth and the vacuum pathway has certain dimensions and orientations that optimize the extraction of a liquid from a surface.


Patent
Harris Research | Date: 2012-10-25

A system and method are disclosed for an odor removal treatment system that includes a liquid oxidizing agent that includes a peroxide and water, a liquid buffering agent that includes a carbonate salt and water, and a cleaning device, wherein the liquid oxidizing agent is stored separately from the liquid buffering agent in a pre-application mode, and combinable with the liquid buffering agent to form a solution in an application mode just prior to applying the solution to a textile. The cleaning device may be a portable vacuum cleaning mechanism onboard a vehicle. The peroxide may be hydrogen peroxide and the solution may have a hydrogen peroxide weight percent of about 1.5%.


The present disclosure relates to an anti-corrosion substance that includes an anti-corrosion agent and a carrier material. The carrier material is at least minimally soluble in aqueous solutions. An anti-corrosion apparatus is also disclosed, the apparatus including an anti-corrosion agent and a carrier configured to controllably exude the contained anti-corrosion agent. Also disclosed is a method for producing a block of anti-corrosion substance, which includes selecting an anti-corrosion agent, selecting a carrier material, combining the anti-corrosion agent with the carrier material, and forming the anti-corrosion substance from the combination of the anti-corrosion agent and the carrier material.

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