Patents Examined by Benjamin R Shaw
  • Patent number: 10376910
    Abstract: A refillable container including: an outer container having an opening formed on top thereof; a cover configured to close the opening of the outer container; an inner container configured to store liquid and accommodated in the outer container; and a dispense pump provided on the cover and configured to pump the liquid content in the inner container and dispense the liquid content outside of the refillable container under a state in which the suction tube is stuck into a suction port of the inner container. The suction tube of the pump is inserted into the inner container when the opening of the outer container is closed by a cover. The cover includes a tubular wall portion fitted to an outer periphery of the outer container, and a distal end of the suction tube is positioned within an open end of the tubular wall portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hideki Okude, Takaharu Noda
  • Patent number: 10370178
    Abstract: A dispensing device for attaching to a container having a valve stem includes: (a) a hollow tube having a flow channel defined by a wall extending between entrance and exit ends with a connector on the entrance end for connecting to the valve stem; (b) a sleeve extending slidably over a portion of the hollow tube, the sleeve extending over, and having an opening proximate to, the hollow tube's exit end; (c) a sealing gasket around the outside of the hollow tube and between the hollow tube and the sleeve that prevents fluid communication past the gasket between the hollow tube and sleeve; (d) a trigger mount rigidly attached to the hollow tube or container; (e) a trigger hingedly connected at a first location to the trigger mount and operatively engaged with the sleeve at a second location; and (f) an elastic element between the trigger and the hollow tube and/or container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. Schroer, Marc S. Black, Chad V. Schuette, Christopher J. Siler
  • Patent number: 10364092
    Abstract: A dispensing device that attaches to a container has: (a) a hollow tube with opposing entrance and exit ends with a connector on the entrance end and a wall defining a flow channel; (b) a sleeve with opposing entrance and exit ends slidably extending over the hollow tube; (c) a sealing gasket between and contacting the hollow tube and sleeve; (d) a trigger mount rigidly attached to the hollow tube or container; (e) a trigger hingedly connected to the trigger mount and operatively connected to the sleeve; (f) an elastic element between the trigger and the hollow tube and/or container; wherein the exit end is closed and there is an opening through the hollow tube wall proximate to the exit end; the sleeve has an open dispensing end, reduces in inside diameter at dispensing end and engages the hollow tube when closed and disengages from the hollow tube when open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Daniel R. Schroer, Marc S. Black, Chad V. Schuette, Christopher J. Siler
  • Patent number: 10364138
    Abstract: An installation (1) comprising a storage zone (5) for storing the container (40) of the beverage for preparation; a liquid flow circuit (2) provided with at least one feed inlet (3) for feeding a beverage for preparation extending in said storage zone (5) and being provided with a perforation member (7); cooling and/or heating means (8) arranged along the liquid flow circuit (2); a sensor (13) for measuring the circuit temperature of the liquid flow circuit (2); and means (14) for providing a setpoint temperature corresponding to the tasting temperature desired for the beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: 10-VINS
    Inventors: Thibaut Jarrousse, Luis Da Silva, Jerome Pasquet
  • Patent number: 10351334
    Abstract: The invention pertains generally to an improved fluid dispensing device, particularly a dispensing device which employs at least one hemispherical domed canister source of reactants and which uses a color-changing dispensing plastic tip to inform the end-user if the reactants are at a proper use temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: ICP Adhesives and Sealants, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher D. Dolezal, Karl W. Burkart
  • Patent number: 10351319
    Abstract: A fitment including a fitment body and a peripheral mount engaged with the fitment body. The fitment includes a timer and a spout oriented at an angle with respect to the mounting plane of the peripheral mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Scott Eugene Mizer, Nicole Lynn Briggs
  • Patent number: 10342313
    Abstract: Disclosed is an outlet pump vessel of a liquid content which is able to intercept the air, including a sealing nozzle having an inlet through which the liquid content is discharged during operation of the push button and the inlet of the sealed nozzle is closed during non-operation of the push button by inserting the sealed nozzle into an outlet of the liquid content of the push button to prevent the liquid content of cosmetics remaining on a transfer passage from being oxidized or deteriorated due to contact with the air and the liquid content on a discharge port side from being solidified and hardened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Seong Il Kang
  • Patent number: 10336514
    Abstract: A container including a container body, a liquid composition contained in the container body, and a fitment. The fitment includes a timer and a spout oriented at an angle from the phreatic surface of the liquid composition contained in the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Nicole Lynn Briggs, Scott Eugene Mizer
  • Patent number: 10336517
    Abstract: A tamper-proof insert for use with a liquid container. The insert is of the foam liner venting type. The insert is designed to be inserted into the throat of a container such as a bottle. A retention lug ring is secured to the lower end of the insert. The retention lug ring includes a plurality of spaced-apart retention lugs, having upper and lower ends, which extend upwardly and outwardly from a base ring. The upper ends of the retention lugs of the retention lug ring engage the inside surface of the container to prevent the insert from being manually pulled upwardly and outwardly from the throat of the container. If the insert is pulled from the container against the resistance of the retention lugs, the lugs will break-away from the insert and it will be evident that the insert has been subjected to tampering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Rodney Laible
  • Patent number: 10337179
    Abstract: A flood prevention apparatus for a sanitary ware product such as a bath or the like. The flood prevention apparatus comprises a multi chamber drain and an overflow apparatus. The multi chamber drain comprises a body defining at least a first and a second chamber therein. Openings into the body define a first outlet port and a second outlet port. Each of the first and second outlet ports are vertically and horizontally displaced relative to each other. The first outlet port is in fluid communication with the first chamber and the second outlet port is in fluid communication with the second chamber. The first and second outlet ports are each connectable to associated first and second pipe sections of the overflow apparatus. The overflow apparatus comprises a first pipe section configured to attach to the first outlet port and a second pipe section configured to attach to the second outlet port. The first and second pipe sections provide substantially vertical pipe sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: McAlpine & Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: James Edward McAlpine
  • Patent number: 10328447
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing product having: a spray dispenser having a nozzle with a guard of the nozzle and a liquid composition, the spray dispenser configured to spray the composition. The spray dispenser having a shroud housing a pump, the shroud having a shroud top surface, a shroud bottom edge opposing the shroud top surface and shroud walls connecting the shroud top surface to the shroud bottom edge; a rotatable nozzle cover housing a discharge nozzle, the discharge nozzle in fluid communication with the pump; a trigger operatively engaged with the pump; and a guard proximate the nozzle cover, the guard inhibiting contact by an outside structure or force with the nozzle cover from at least one direction. The guard is not in direct contact with the nozzle. The liquid composition having from about 5% to about 15%, by weight of the composition, of a surfactant system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Pieter Paul Dirk Jenny Maria Vandenbergh, Richard Christopher Hagee, Mark Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10329783
    Abstract: A portable restroom is provided. The portable restroom offers features providing users with temporary toilet functions in a physically and emotionally secure environment while offering the owner/operator a cost-effective means of providing service. The portable restroom accomplishing the foregoing objectives includes the features of: improved ventilation; devices for no-touch sanitary safety practice; devices which facilitate personal carry in objects; combination “hover” handle and no touch door latch; a toilet seat with improved durability; improved door hinge installation and performance; improved base fastener retention; an improved base; and high-lift bearing surface and relief.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Sansom Industries LLC
    Inventors: Clyde Sansom, III, Henry Brown
  • Patent number: 10321791
    Abstract: Another exemplary dispenser includes a refill unit and a refill unit frame member. The refill unit frame member has a bracket for receiving a lower portion of the refill unit. A back plate for mounting the dispenser is also included. An actuator is hingedly connected to the bracket. A curved push bar is connected to the actuator. An anvil is connected to the curved push bar. Movement of the actuator toward the back of the dispenser causes the anvil to move toward the front of the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick E. Ciavarella, Matthew J. Archer, Michael J. Gallo
  • Patent number: 10323371
    Abstract: Disclosed is a device for absorbing and marking a potentially dangerous substance on the ground, the device including: an elongate hollow body, the inner walls of which define a storage space in which a powder is stored which is capable of absorbing the substance when the powder comes into contact with the substance, the storage space leading into an opening for pouring the powder onto the substance in order to neutralize the substance, a base on which the lower end of the body is directly or indirectly mounted, the base projecting laterally relative to the body so as to form a marker in order to position the device on the ground in a stable manner and to mark the presence of the absorbed substance on the ground.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: HG3 S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Eric Bigata, Joel Blomet
  • Patent number: 10308361
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate generally to a reservoir (40) that is easily removed from a grey water flush system. The reservoir is made modular so that rather than removing an entire reservoir/pump/circuitry system, the reservoir (40) can be separately removed from the system. The reservoir can also be made disposable, which can save cleaning and refurbishment costs. This can also increase turn-around time for maintenance of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: MAG Aerospace Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Razmik B. Boodaghians, Andrew Chan, Sung Hong
  • Patent number: 10293361
    Abstract: A cartridge for a viscous-material dispenser includes a cylinder and a plunger axially slidably fitted in the cylinder and dividing the cylinder into a filling chamber and a pressurizing chamber and includes a plurality of solid spacers in an annular gap between the plunger and the cylinder for maintaining a minimum spacing between the plunger and the cylinder. The spacers at least partially define a plurality of passages that fluidically connect the filling and pressurizing chambers and are configured such that a first portion of the viscous material extending from the filling chamber into the plurality of passages forms a seal together with the solid spacers to prevent a second portion of the viscous material located in the filling chamber from entering the plurality of passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: KAGA WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Mizoguchi, Hitoshi Tsujikawa, Kyota Imai, Akira Kanazawa
  • Patent number: 10279363
    Abstract: A trigger-type liquid ejector includes an ejector main body and a nozzle member. The ejector main body includes a vertical supply pipe, an ejection barrel and a trigger mechanism; and the trigger mechanism includes a main piston and a main cylinder. In the trigger-type liquid ejector, the ejector main body includes a connection tube, a closing-off plug, a reservoir cylinder, a reservoir plunger and a reservoir valve, and the ejection barrel extends forward from the reservoir cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Kakuta
  • Patent number: 10280604
    Abstract: In a tri-flush toilet, three operational flush modes may be provided to enable water conservation. The toilet may include a third mode operating a peristaltic pump to reduce the water consumption per flush. The peristaltic pump is operably connected to evacuate fluids and/or solids form the toilet bowl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: Joseph D Maresh
  • Patent number: 10273035
    Abstract: A container for pourable foodstuffs has a base, a side wall connected to the base and surrounding a storage chamber. An elastic cuff is connected with a first end to the side wall and has a second end with an opening. The cuff width decreases from first to second end along a longitudinal container axis. The elastic cuff can be pushed into and pulled out of the storage chamber. A sealing element shaped as a stopper can be inserted into the opening for closing the container and has a shank portion matched in shape and size to the opening such that sealing abutment of a shank portion surface against surfaces of the elastic cuff adjoining the cuff opening is established in a contact region of the shank portion when the stopper is inserted. The shank portion has an end with a thickened portion thicker than the contact region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: KEEPER GmbH
    Inventors: Alex Dumler, Florian M. Witt, Johanna Königsberger, Matthias Hecker, Thorsten Plate, Andrew Ferrier
  • Patent number: 10267305
    Abstract: A piston pump arrangement that disables operation of the pump in the absence of an inlet liquid and also to a piston pump arrangement useful to discharge liquids from at least two sources and to disable discharge of all of the liquids when supply of liquid from at least one source is empty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: OP-Hygiene IP GmbH
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones, Zhenchun Shi, Valery Ten