Patents Assigned to Dart Industries
  • Patent number: 9681770
    Abstract: A microwave pressure cooker including safety interlock mechanisms. A blow vent is provided in cooker lid, and a lock bar is pivoted to cooker lid in a position to block blow vent when lock bar is resting under its own weight. Free end of lock bar includes a lock tab. Lock tab extends through slot at periphery of lid. Cooker base includes handle with a cam section ending in a lock wall. Cooker lid is placed on base in a release position and rotated to a locking position. During this rotation lock tab rides over cam section and then falls adjacent lock wall, thus sealing blow vent. After cooking cover is physically prevented from rotating back to release position by lock tab abutting lock wall. User must physically lift lock bar to unseal blow vent to ensure internal pressure is released. A spline may hold lock bar in raised position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Dimitri M. C. J. Backaert, Ralph F. E. Eikelenberg, Ine Vandaele, Ledu Q. Nguyen, Edward M. Poslinski
  • Patent number: 9669963
    Abstract: A cap for a receptacle such as a bottle, the cap comprising: a sealing portion for forming a substantially fluid-tight seal with an open end of the receptacle; a bracket formed on or with the cap, the bracket having an aperture therethrough; and at least one tab element received in or through said aperture, at least one of said tab element or elements forming a handle to be grasped by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan E. Shirley, Hector J. Barea, Monica Vasquez, Christopher T. Reeves
  • Patent number: 9567140
    Abstract: A container providing improved features. The container prevents uncontrolled dripping of a liquid and directs a liquid drop present on a cap which closes the spout back into the container when the cap is open. The container includes a series of measuring indicators on the base for measuring a volume of material, such as a liquid. Also, the cover includes a further series of inverted measuring indicators for measuring a volume of material. The invention likewise includes a measuring device for measuring two or more liquids or dry ingredients such as by providing volume measuring indicators on a cover for a container as well as on the container. The measuring device may be a single measuring device which measures two or more liquids or dry materials, and may be configured for mixing the measured materials together in the same measuring device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Dimitri M. J. C. Backaert, Kris Schoukens, Robijn Dufloo
  • Patent number: 9517182
    Abstract: A multi flow multi venting nipple includes a teat having a flow aperture which allows for at least two different flow rates depending upon the operative radial orientation of the nipple. The nipple further includes a number of vent apertures, equal to the number of flow rates, formed by check valves extending through the nipple to reduce negative pressure during use. Each vent aperture is associated with a particular flow rate, and is radially oriented to be uppermost and vertically above the flow aperture during use at such flow rate. All vent apertures will be operable at once. The nipple further includes safety walls extending from the nipple and surrounding at least half the periphery of each check valve forming the vent apertures. The safety wall prevents unintentional and rough contact from damaging the check valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Maxime R. Richard
  • Patent number: 9476749
    Abstract: Nesting measuring cups include a first measuring cup having a measuring portion for measuring a first volume, a first handle provided on first measuring portion, and measuring cup includes upper and lower faces. A first pour spout on first measuring portion has two spaced apart end walls defining pour spout. A second measuring cup has a second measuring portion for measuring a second volume and a second handle. Second measuring volume is smaller than first measuring volume and nests inside it. A second pour spout is on second measuring portion, and a post is provided adjacent lower face of second measuring portion. Post is engageable with a stop on upper face of first measuring portion, so user may rotate second measuring cup relative to first measuring cup until post engages stop, stops rotation of first and second measuring cups relative to each other, and achieves fixed fanned out position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: James Michael Wiggins
  • Patent number: 9456713
    Abstract: Microwave pressure cooker including safety interlock mechanism. A blow vent is provided in cooker lid, and a lock bar is pivoted to cooker lid in a position to block blow vent when lock bar is resting under its own weight. Free end of lock bar includes a lock tab. Lock tab extends through a slot at periphery of lid. Cooker base includes handle with a cam section ending in a lock wall. Cooker lid is placed on base in a release position and rotated to a locking position. During rotation lock tab rides over cam section and then falls adjacent lock wall, thus sealing blow vent. After cooking cover is physically prevented from rotating back to release position by lock tab abutting lock wall. User must physically lift lock bar to unseal blow vent to ensure internal pressure is released. A spline may hold lock bar in raised position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Dimitri M. C. J. Backaert, Ralph F. E. Eikelenberg, Ine Vandaele
  • Patent number: D769080
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: James Michael Wiggins
  • Patent number: D770865
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan E. Shirley
  • Patent number: D772022
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Judicaël Cornu, Barbara R. M. Huet, Dimitri M. C. J. Backaert, Kris Schoukens, Antoon Keymeulen, Robijn Dufloo, Olivier B. Perrin
  • Patent number: D773251
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Nathan E. Shirley
  • Patent number: D776545
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: James Michael Wiggins
  • Patent number: D778666
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Anthony M. De Leo
  • Patent number: D782252
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Sara L. Delgado Carmona
  • Patent number: D782883
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Sara L. Delgado Carmona
  • Patent number: D785402
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan E. Shirley, Jan-Hendrik de Groote
  • Patent number: D787956
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: James Michael Wiggins
  • Patent number: D790925
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Judicaël Cornu
  • Patent number: D799331
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Sara L. Delgado Carmona
  • Patent number: D801142
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Judicaël Cornu
  • Patent number: D805836
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Dart Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Julie L. Yessin, Jan-Hendrik de Groote