Abstract: An apparatus comprises a hopper housing, a first auger, a second auger, a dividing panel, and a motor. The hopper housing holds a bulk material, with the hopper housing including a first end at which the bulk material is added to the hopper housing and a second end comprising a discharge opening at which the bulk material exits the hopper housing. The first auger is disposed proximate to the discharge opening. The second auger is disposed between the first end of the hopper housing and the first auger. The dividing panel is disposed between the first auger and the second auger and the dividing panel is coupled to the hopper housing at the first side thereof and forming a panel opening between the hopper housing and the second side thereof. The motor rotates the first auger and the second auger to move the bulk material into the discharge opening.
Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to conduits, devices, systems and methods, which may include a hollow element including an inner surface and an outer surface which allows for a passage of one or more of one or more fluid elements and one or more gaseous elements, a constraining element with one or more openings and one or more non-open elements, one or more blocking elements configured to stop the passage of the at least one of the one or more fluid elements and the one or more gaseous elements when the one or more blocking elements are in a first position relative to the one or more openings, and a movement device configured to move the one or more blocking elements to a second position relative to the one or more openings which allows for the passage of the one or more fluid elements and the one gaseous elements through the one or more openings in the constraining element.
January 17, 2022
Date of Patent:
November 28, 2023
GATE CFV Solutions, Inc.
John Newton, Peter Brooke, Dustin Hartsfield, Michael Cheney, Gillian Callaghan, Scott Ross
Abstract: An aerosol sprayer may be connected to an aerosol container to form an aerosol delivery system. The aerosol sprayer includes a base secured to the container, a cap secured to the base, a pivoting trigger and a sliding nozzle body with an integrated nozzle/manifold which is slidably movable relative to the trigger between an extended operable position and a retracted, locked position. The nozzle includes flexible articulating wall structures adjacent to the manifold to accommodate movement of the nozzle body. The nozzle and trigger have interfitting locking structures to prevent actuation of the trigger when the nozzle is in the retracted locked position.
Abstract: A liquid dispenser for dispensing a consumable liquid from a container. The dispenser includes a cabinet configured to receive one or more containers in an inverted position such that liquid is induced by gravity to flow out of an open interior of the container though a dispensing opening. A positive pressure valve assembly is mounted to the dispensing opening of the container prior to insertion of the container into the cabinet. The valve assembly includes a cap connected to the dispensing opening and a discharge tube extending from the cap. A flow restrictor of the valve assembly is positioned to selectively open and close the discharge tube to control the flow of liquid from the container. A one-way valve is positioned between the open interior of the container and a supply of air. The one-way valve allows air flow into the container as the fluid is discharged to maintain a positive pressure within the container.
Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a flowable food product from a flexible reservoir supported by the dispenser is provided. The dispenser includes a frame and a body coupled to the frame. The body defines a cavity for receiving the flexible reservoir. The body includes: a bottom wall defining an opening; a sloped wall extending upward from the bottom wall and the opening, the sloped wall promoting a flow of flowable food product from the flexible reservoir towards the opening; and a pair of side walls extending upward from the bottom wall and the sloped wall. The dispenser further includes a fitment acceptor at least partly received in the opening. Additionally, a shape of the fitment acceptor corresponds with a shape of the opening such that the fitment acceptor is only correctly received in the opening one way.
November 8, 2019
Date of Patent:
November 21, 2023
GEHL FOODS, LLC
Michael Gehl, Michael Sowieja, Christoph Albiez, Paul Hatch, Thomas Mitchell, David Mucci, Anders Olof Rostlund
Abstract: Using various embodiments an arrangement of a novel device that employs the interaction of a selectively permeable flexible membrane, a penetrating orifice and an integrated straw to enable convenient dispensing of powdered substances. In one embodiment, the device comprises a reservoir, a permeable slit flexible membrane, a spring-biased dispensing orifice, a moving assembly configured to cause penetration of a portion of the spring-biased dispensing orifice into the permeable slit flexible membrane when a force is applied on the moving assembly, and a spring, coupled to the moving assembly, configured to rebound the moving assembly into a resting position when the force is released.
Abstract: Provided is an elastic member according to an embodiment. The elastic member includes an upper support, a lower support provided under the upper support, and at least one elastic part configured to connect the upper support to the lower support, wherein the elastic part includes an upper support portion formed downward from the upper support, a lower support portion configured to extend upwardly from the lower support, and a connecting portion configured to connect the upper support portion to the lower support portion with a predetermined inclination and to be bent and deformed when the elastic member is pressed.
September 24, 2020
Date of Patent:
November 14, 2023
YONWOO CO., LTD.
Chul Ki Kim, Seong Ho Kim, Dong Jin Lim
Abstract: A method of warming food dispensable from an aerosol dispenser. The aerosol dispenser is made from materials which can go into a single recycling stream having a single class of materials, as defined by the Society of the Plastics Industry, and particularly may exclusively comprise Class 1 materials suitable for eating in a microwave oven. Consumer products, such as food, contained in the aerosol dispenser may be heated in a microwave oven prior to dispensing. Upon dispensing, food retains residual heat, and is suitable for eating or further cooking. Other heated products in the aerosol dispenser may be comfortably applied to the skin, used as air freshener, used for cleaning, etc. The aerosol dispenser may have indicia indicating the aerosol dispenser is suitable for microwave heating. The aerosol dispenser can have indicia indicating the aerosol dispenser is suitable for heating in a microwave oven. The indicia may be thermochromic, indicating when a desired temperature has been reached.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for configuring and maintaining a beverage dispenser (10) are provided in which an array of flow control icons (60) is presented on the same page as functional sections (62-68). The functional sections (62-68) allow assignment of a beverage component to a flow control element corresponding to a selected flow control icon, and other functions to be performed in connection with the assigned beverage component or flow control element.
Abstract: A pouch reservoir for a pressurized dispenser casing, having a pouch and a dome provided, in its lower part, with a tubular base provided with an external profile for receiving and welding a neck of the pouch and, in its upper part, with a housing for receiving a valve for dispensing a product contained in the pouch. The tubular base and the neck of the pouch welded to the external profile are each provided with a degassing hole at the external profile.
Abstract: A soap dispenser includes a spout; a controller; a barcode scanner electrically connected to the controller; a power supply electrically connected to the controller; and a soap reservoir including a label having a barcode containing information including a set count of dispensing times of the soap reservoir and a current count of dispensing times of the soap reservoir. The spout includes an electromagnetic switch, an infrared sensor, and a pump in fluid communication with the soap reservoir and electrically connected to the electromagnetic switch respectively. The barcode scanner scans the barcode and sends same to the controller for storage. The controller compares the set count of dispensing times of the soap reservoir with the current count of dispensing times of the soap reservoir prior to activating the pump. After the pumping, the controller increases the current count of dispensing times of the soap reservoir by one.
Abstract: A liquid dispenser, such as a water purifier, in one embodiment includes a water discharger connector provided with a water discharge valve configured to control discharge of purified water and a water discharge pipe connected to the water discharge valve, and a water discharger coupled to an upper side of the water discharger connector, and provided with a connector part that connects to the water discharge pipe based on fitted-coupling.
Abstract: A method removes a follower plate of a device for transporting viscous material out of a barrel-like container. The device has the follower plate for closing the container, which is open at the top and has a container base and a container casing extending upwards from the base, the follower plate being movable toward and away from the base. A force measuring sensor measures a force exerted by a container onto a placement surface; the controller switches the ventilation mode to the lifting mode if the force exerted by the container onto the placement surface exceeds a first target force value; and the controller switches the lifting mode to the ventilation mode if the force exerted by the container onto the placement surface falls below a second target force value, and/or the at least one sensor measures the position of the container relative to a stationary point.
Abstract: A nasal spray bottle with improved nozzle, which has a cap assembly, a nozzle assembly having a flap guidance, a bottle coupling assembly, a dispenser mechanism, and a bottle assembly. The nozzle assembly couples to the bottle coupling assembly, the bottle coupling assembly mounts onto the bottle assembly, and the dispenser mechanism is inside along the nozzle assembly, the bottle coupling assembly, and the bottle assembly. The flap guidance has first and second transversal edges, first and second longitudinal edges, and a central edge. The flap guidance is fixedly attached around the nozzle body by the central edge. The flap guidance is oval shaped. The flap guidance is attached around the nozzle body defining a predetermined angle.
Abstract: A foam dispenser with a pump mechanism that mixes a liquid with air to generate foam. The pump mechanism includes a first stage pump and a second stage pump. The first stage pump delivers the liquid and a first volume of the air through a first foam generator to generate a first foam. The second stage pump delivers the first foam and a second volume of the air through a second foam generator to generate a second foam.
Abstract: Powered and non-powered kits for the treatment of fluid in boiler and cooling systems, both open and closed recirculating are disclosed. The kits generally include a fluid container, a fluid connector configured to engage the fluid container, a hose configured for fluid communication with the fluid connector, a port, a fluid container suspension means, and a hose end support member. The fluid container is configured to enclose chemical agents and/or solutions. The port may be formed along the fluid container and be configured to receive the fluid connector. The hose end support member may support at least one portion of the hose at a desired height above the standing fluid to be treated. In embodiments, a metering pump is included with the kits, the metering pump configured to cause a predetermined amount of the chemical agents or solutions to be dispersed from the fluid container.
January 27, 2021
Date of Patent:
September 19, 2023
CONDOR TECHNOLOGIES, A DIVISION OF AZURE WATER SER
Abstract: A dispensing system including a hose-end-sprayer having a sprayer body assembled with a selected valve having a lever to selectively operate the hose-end-sprayer and a shipping clip capable of retaining the valve in a closed position during shipping; methods for manufacturing and assembling the same using a single sprayer body with multiple valve configurations.
Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a spring for a pumping-type container having a first helical part and a second helical part, and a pumping-type container including the same, and has been made to solve a problem caused by independent elastic deformation of the first helical part and the second helical part.
Abstract: A dispenser includes a dispenser body that has an interior cavity in which a first chassis is configured to be translated relative to a second chassis along a central axis. The dispenser has a cartridge including a container and a pump that includes a drive flange defining a drive diameter. The dispenser includes an adaptor having a pair of legs that are configured to be coupled to the drive flange and the first chassis, and the adaptor and the drive flange are configured to prevent the drive flange from being translated independently of each other.
Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a detergent dispenser device and methods of systems related thereto. Dispensers of the present disclosure comprise a container with side walls, a base, and a lid. The dispensers and methods of use described herein are operable to store and contain a cleaning agent, allow fluid to be applied to the agent to create a cleaning solution, and further facilitate drying and fluid management.