Patents Assigned to Server Products, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11472692
    Abstract: A touch-free flowable food product dispenser is disclosed. The food product dispenser includes a main body, a pump assembly mounted in the main body and a cover member mounted to the main body. The cover member is part of an automated pump actuation unit that can be removably mounted to the main body such that the automated pump actuation unit engages a pump assembly supported by the main body. The automated pump actuation unit includes a sensor positioned to detect the presence of an actuation member, such as a hand, in proximity to the sensor. When the actuation member is detected, the automated pump actuation unit actuate the pump assembly to dispense the food product. The cover member and automated pump actuation assembly are formed as a single unit that can be installed on the main body to convert manual pump dispensers to touch-free dispensers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SERVER PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Gerald A. Rusch
  • Publication number: 20220145881
    Abstract: A flexible impeller pump designed for use in dispensing a flowable food product. The flexible impeller pump includes a cover, impeller assembly and a pump body that are assembled to create the pump without other separate components. The components can be permanently connected to each other to create a disposable pump or can be disassembled for cleaning and reuse. The impeller assembly includes an impeller shaft and a flexible impeller molded over the impeller shaft to prevent separation. The impeller assembly is received within the pump body and the cover is secured to the pump body. The cover includes a seal that is molded over the pump body to prevent separation of the seal from the cover. The impeller shaft extends through the pump body and is coupled to a drive shaft of an electric motor that is operable to drive the impeller pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Server Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Raleigh
  • Publication number: 20220145880
    Abstract: A flexible impeller pump designed for use in dispensing a flowable food product is disclosed. The flexible impeller pump includes a cover, impeller assembly and a pump body that are assembled to create the pump without other separate components. The components can be permanently connected to each other to create a disposable pump or can be disassembled for cleaning and reuse. The impeller assembly includes an impeller shaft and a flexible impeller molded over the impeller shaft to prevent separation. The impeller assembly is received within the pump body and the cover is secured to the pump body. The cover includes a seal that is molded over the pump body to prevent separation of the seal from the cover. The impeller shaft extends through the pump body and is coupled to a drive shaft of an electric motor that is operable to drive the impeller pump.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2021
    Publication date: May 12, 2022
    Applicant: Server Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Edward Raleigh
  • Publication number: 20220033242
    Abstract: A system and method for guiding the assembly of a food or beverage item including a number of components is disclosed. The system includes a starting point device having a controller. The starting point device is operable to receive the details of the food item, which includes the components required to create the food or beverage item. The controller is in communication with multiple dispensers and bins that each include one or more of the components and an indicator. The controller activates the indicators associated with each of the components of the food or beverage item either sequentially or simultaneously to indicate to the staff member all of the components that need to be added to the food or beverage item. As each component is added, the indicator is deactivated until all of the components have been added. Once the food or beverage item is created, the controller indicates that the next food or beverage item can be created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2021
    Publication date: February 3, 2022
    Applicant: Server Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Zubarik
  • Publication number: 20220024749
    Abstract: A touch-free flowable food product dispenser is disclosed. The food product dispenser includes a main body, a pump assembly mounted in the main body and a cover member mounted to the main body. The cover member is part of an automated pump actuation unit that can be removably mounted to the main body such that the automated pump actuation unit engages a pump assembly supported by the main body. The automated pump actuation unit includes a sensor positioned to detect the presence of an actuation member, such as a hand, in proximity to the sensor. When the actuation member is detected, the automated pump actuation unit actuate the pump assembly to dispense the food product. The cover member and automated pump actuation assembly are formed as a single unit that can be installed on the main body to convert manual pump dispensers to touch-free dispensers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2021
    Publication date: January 27, 2022
    Applicant: SERVER PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Gerald A. Rusch
  • Patent number: 10961105
    Abstract: A touch-free flowable food product dispenser is disclosed. The food product dispenser includes a main body, a pump assembly mounted in the main body and a cover member mounted to the main body. The cover member is part of an automated pump actuation unit that can be removably mounted to the main body such that the automated pump actuation unit engages a pump assembly supported by the main body. The automated pump actuation unit includes a sensor positioned to detect the presence of an actuation member, such as a hand, in proximity to the sensor. When the actuation member is detected, the automated pump actuation unit actuate the pump assembly to dispense the food product. The cover member and automated pump actuation assembly are formed as a single unit that can be installed on the main body to convert manual pump dispensers to touch-free dispensers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SERVER PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Gerald A. Rusch
  • Patent number: 10850893
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a viscous material contained in a flexible package has a hollow body extending along a longitudinal axis, a first end with a handle assembly, an opposite second end with a dispensing valve, and a cavity configured to receive the flexible package. A piston is movably disposed in the cavity for engagement with the flexible package to force viscous material from the flexible package. A diverter insert is also disposed in the cavity and is configured to receive the viscous material from the flexible package as the piston moves and divert the viscous material to the dispensing valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Server Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald A. Rusch
  • Patent number: 10787306
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a viscous material contained in a flexible package includes a body extending along a longitudinal axis that has a first end, an opposite second end, a cavity configured to receive the flexible package, and a handle assembly coupled to the first end. The handle assembly has a fixed handle, a trigger pivotally coupled to the fixed handle, and a rod extending between the fixed handle and the trigger into the cavity. A plurality of dispensing valves are positioned at the second end of the body and configured to dispense the viscous material, and a piston is movably disposed in the cavity for engagement with the flexible package. As the trigger is pivoted toward the fixed handle, the rod moves along the longitudinal axis toward the piston such that the piston engages the flexible package and the viscous material dispenses through the plurality of dispensing valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Server Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald A. Rusch
  • Publication number: 20200239197
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a viscous material contained in a flexible package has a hollow body extending along a longitudinal axis, a first end with a handle assembly, an opposite second end with a dispensing valve, and a cavity configured to receive the flexible package. A piston is movably disposed in the cavity for engagement with the flexible package to force viscous material from the flexible package. A diverter insert is also disposed in the cavity and is configured to receive the viscous material from the flexible package as the piston moves and divert the viscous material to the dispensing valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Publication date: July 30, 2020
    Applicant: Server Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald A. Rusch
  • Patent number: 10654622
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a viscous material contained in a flexible package has a hollow body extending along a longitudinal axis, a first end with a handle assembly, an opposite second end with a dispensing valve, and a cavity configured to receive the flexible package. A piston is movably disposed in the cavity for engagement with the flexible package to force viscous material from the flexible package. A diverter insert is also disposed in the cavity and is configured to receive the viscous material from the flexible package as the piston moves and divert the viscous material to the dispensing valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Server Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald A. Rusch
  • Publication number: 20200108999
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a viscous material contained in a flexible package includes a body extending along a longitudinal axis that has a first end, an opposite second end, a cavity configured to receive the flexible package, and a handle assembly coupled to the first end. The handle assembly has a fixed handle, a trigger pivotally coupled to the fixed handle, and a rod extending between the fixed handle and the trigger into the cavity. A plurality of dispensing valves are positioned at the second end of the body and configured to dispense the viscous material, and a piston is movably disposed in the cavity for engagement with the flexible package. As the trigger is pivoted toward the fixed handle, the rod moves along the longitudinal axis toward the piston such that the piston engages the flexible package and the viscous material dispenses through the plurality of dispensing valves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Server Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald A. Rusch
  • Publication number: 20200108980
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a viscous material contained in a flexible package has a hollow body extending along a longitudinal axis, a first end with a handle assembly, an opposite second end with a dispensing valve, and a cavity configured to receive the flexible package. A piston is movably disposed in the cavity for engagement with the flexible package to force viscous material from the flexible package. A diverter insert is also disposed in the cavity and is configured to receive the viscous material from the flexible package as the piston moves and divert the viscous material to the dispensing valve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Publication date: April 9, 2020
    Applicant: Server Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald A. Rusch
  • Patent number: 10494249
    Abstract: A food product dispenser for dispensing a food product from a container includes a lid configured to couple to the container and a pump coupled to the lid and having a cylinder and a piston assembly with a piston rod and a piston that is reciprocated in the cylinder. A lever having a piston end B pivotably coupled to the piston rod. An opposite, pivot end of the lever slidably coupled to the lid such that the lever pivots about a pivot axis. The pivot end slides along the lid and the piston end acts on the piston assembly with a primarily vertical force that reciprocates the piston assembly and dispenses the food product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Server Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Feldner
  • Patent number: 9903746
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a main body having a discharge opening, an open interior configured to receive a supply of granulated product and a discharge spout for dispensing the granulated product therefrom. A loading and dispensing member is constructed with a plurality of spaced apart receiving cavities formed therein, and is movably mounted within the main body. A portion control container receiving the granulated product and defining a first portion control volume is received and removably retained in each of the plurality of retaining cavities. Each entire portion control container is removable from one of the receiving cavities and is replaceable with a different portion control container defining a second portion volume which is different that the first portion volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Server Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald A. Rusch
  • Publication number: 20170241824
    Abstract: A dispenser includes a main body having a discharge opening, an open interior configured to receive a supply of granulated product and a discharge spout for dispensing the granulated product therefrom. A loading and dispensing member is constructed with a plurality of spaced apart receiving cavities formed therein, and is movably mounted within the main body. A portion control container receiving the granulated product and defining a first portion control volume is received and removably retained in each of the plurality of retaining cavities. Each entire portion control container is removable from one of the receiving cavities and is replaceable with a different portion control container defining a second portion volume which is different that the first portion volume.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Publication date: August 24, 2017
    Applicant: Server Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald A. Rusch
  • Patent number: 9400200
    Abstract: A dispenser is provided for use in dispensing a selected volume of granulated dry product. The dispenser includes a main body having a discharge opening, an open interior for holding a supply of the granulated product and a discharge spout for dispensing the granulated product. A loading and dispensing member is constructed with spaced apart receiving cavities, and is movably mounted between the discharge opening and the discharge spout. A portion control device defining one selected portion volume is received and retained in each receiving cavity, and is replaceable with a different portion control device having a different portion control volume. A handle is frictionally engaged with the loading and dispensing member to enable rotation of the handle with or relative to the loading and dispensing member to sequentially control loading and dispensing of granulated product from the portion control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2016
    Assignee: Server Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald A. Rusch
  • Publication number: 20150276453
    Abstract: A dispenser is provided for use in dispensing a selected volume of granulated dry product. The dispenser includes a main body having a discharge opening, an open interior for holding a supply of the granulated product and a discharge spout for dispensing the granulated product. A loading and dispensing member is constructed with spaced apart receiving cavities, and is movably mounted between the discharge opening and the discharge spout. A portion control device defining one selected portion volume is received and retained in each receiving cavity, and is replaceable with a different portion control device having a different portion control volume. A handle is frictionally engaged with the loading and dispensing member to enable rotation of the handle with or relative to the loading and dispensing member to sequentially control loading and dispensing of granulated product from the portion control device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: October 1, 2015
    Applicant: SERVER PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Gerald A. Rusch
  • Publication number: 20110121028
    Abstract: A dispensing assembly for dispensing a liquid food product includes a flexible pouch received within a dispenser. An actuating structure within the dispenser exerts a force on the flexible pouch to dispense the food product through a cover member having one or more product openings. A portion of the flexible pouch is folded over an external portion of a cover secured to the dispenser and an attachment collar is secured thereto by a threaded connections. The dispenser can be used with different types of flexible pouches and can dispense food product through multiple openings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Publication date: May 26, 2011
    Applicant: SERVER PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventor: Gerald A. Rusch
  • Patent number: 7731063
    Abstract: A dispenser for use in dispensing a selected volume of a granulated, dry product. The dispenser includes a main body having an open interior that receives the supply of granulated products to be dispensed. A loading and dispensing member is positioned to receive the granulated product within a receiving cavity formed as part of the loading and dispensing member. A portion control member is selectively positioned within the receiving cavity. The position of the portion control member can be adjusted to vary the portion volume received within the receiving cavity between the portion control member and an open end of the receiving cavity. Once the portion volume has been received within the receiving cavity, the loading and dispensing member is moved to the dispensing position to dispense the portion volume. In this manner, a known, selected portion volume can be dispensed from the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2010
    Assignee: Server Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald A. Rusch
  • Patent number: D800514
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Server Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Feldner