Patents Examined by J. C. Jacyna
  • Patent number: 10406304
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a pharmaceutical medium, including a sensor for sensing a dispensing operation and an electronic processing circuit for sensing and further processing a signal caused by the sensor. In order to simplify the design, the sensor is part of a sensor unit, which has a radio transmitter for producing a radio signal, and the processing circuit has a radio receiver designed to receive the radio signal produced by the radio transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: APTAR RADOLFZELL GMBH
    Inventor: Joachim Koerner
  • Patent number: 10399840
    Abstract: A post-mix beverage dispenser utilizing a beverage dispensing valve including a movable valve activation device is provided. The beverage dispensing valve can move the valve activation device to a predetermined activation position to dispense a fluid in response to a control signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Balstad, Terry Tae-Il Chung, Hari Koripoti, Mohan Rao P
  • Patent number: 10392142
    Abstract: A former assembly for forming and fabricating bags from flexible sheet material is provided. The former assembly can include a base plate having an aperture that extends from a first surface to a second surface thereof. A bracing post can be attached to the base plate on the first surface proximate the aperture. An annular space can be formed between the tube and the base plate. The annular space can be sized for the passage of the flexible sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: J & F BUSINESS, INC.
    Inventors: John Dominguez, Jr., John Dominguez, III
  • Patent number: 10390652
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns a multiple dosing device and magazine for releasing one or more doses of additive. The multiple dosing device comprises a magazine having a number of through openings, each receiving a tube, containing a dose of additive. The through openings and tubes extended axially between two opposite ends of the magazine. The tubes are arranged moveable in an axial direction inside respective through opening. Each tube has a pointed lower end. An upper foil and a lower foil are placed adhered to the opposite ends of the magazine. The ends of the tubes are placed abutting or adjacent the upper and lower foils, respectively. The multiple dosing device further comprises an activation part with push buttons, which push buttons are placed for controlling the axial position of one tube each.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: EKBERG EMBALLAGE AB
    Inventor: Jonas Gudmundsson
  • Patent number: 10391810
    Abstract: A page turning device is mountable on an end of a writing implement or similarly other shape element for enabling a user to more easily turn paper sheets. The page turning device is formed of a deformable elastic material. The elastic material is formed so as to basically provide a sheath-like female receptacle for receiving an implement end and further includes an outer sheet-engaging surface. The outer sheet-engaging surface provides gripping action at a paper sheet surface for enabling the user to turn paper sheets. The female receptacle is characterized by including an end-receiving mouth, a receptacle bottom, and a series of inwardly and radially extending rib formations. Each rib formation has an innermost edge, each of which are elastically deformable when receiving the implement end. Each rib formation directs restorative forces toward the implement end for holding the page turning device upon the implement end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Lisa D. Lahey, George Lahey
  • Patent number: 10384825
    Abstract: A sheet packaging material includes fold lines along which the sheet packaging material is foldable to form a sealed package containing a pourable food product. The packaging material comprises at least one base layer that imparts stiffness, at least one lamination layer applied to and covering the base layer; and a removable portion which, in use, is partly detachable from a remainder of the sheet packaging material and foldable at a folding zone to free a pour opening by which to pour the food product from the package. The removable portion comprises at least one aperture formed at least in the base layer and covered by a cover material, and the removable portion is crossed by one of the fold lines defining in use an edge between two walls of the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Gabor Benkö, Angelo Sorbara, Cristiano Casale, Marco Marchetti, Sebastian Heinonen, Domenico Didonna, Tiziana Cavecchia, Claudio Casarini
  • Patent number: 10384857
    Abstract: A dispensing device for a fluid dispenser has a housing, a dispensing mechanism and a dispensing nozzle which can be displaced parallel to a longitudinal extension of the dispensing device by means of the dispensing mechanism. A fluid container is connectable to the dispensing device of the fluid dispenser for the passage of fluid through the dispensing nozzle. The dispensing mechanism has an actuating handle which can be actuated substantially transversely to the longitudinal extension. The actuating handle comprises two actuating elements which are arranged opposite to one another in relation to the dispensing nozzle, wherein at least one actuating arm is assigned to each actuating element, the actuating arm extending on the inside of the actuating handle between the actuating element and an actuating surface of the dispensing nozzle, the actuating surface being formed perpendicularly to the longitudinal extension of the dispensing nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: RPC Bramlage GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Presche
  • Patent number: 10377533
    Abstract: An elongated tubular housing adapted to receive an adjustable external compression device introduced on one end of the tubular housing distal from the opening releasing the contents, and retained in position by a member engaging a grooved strip that is integrated with and/or retained on the housing surface material with a strip surface of like material, providing a reliable, economic and functional outer compression member retention apparatus and method. Further embodiments according to the present invention include a dispenser having regions provided for ease and comfort of gripping, grooved strip end-stop to retain compression device, and grooved strip dimensional and placement details to provide functional, manufacturable and economic material dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Klecher, LLC
    Inventors: Gennady I Kleyman, Yuriy Chernov
  • Patent number: 10375967
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for dispensing liquid yeast in a bakery, including: an inner panel (2) of a refrigerated chamber (6) onto which an inner circuit (20) for the flow of liquid yeast is pre-mounted, wherein said inner circuit is intended to be connected to a liquid yeast vessel (4) and includes a pumping unit (21); an outer panel (1) of a refrigerated chamber (6) onto which a liquid yeast metering device (16) and a metering table (10) are pre-mounted, wherein said metering table is intended to receive a vessel (3) to be filled with an amount of liquid yeast metered by said liquid yeast metering device (16). Said inner panel (2) and said outer panel (1) are structured such as to be attached sandwiched onto the wall (5) of a refrigerated chamber (6) for containing said vessel (4). Said liquid yeast metering device (16) is intended to be connected, through a wall (5) of the refrigerated chamber (6), to said inner circuit (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: LESAFFRE ET COMPAGNIE
    Inventor: Florent Picavet
  • Patent number: 10370838
    Abstract: Toilet assemblies having various embodiments of a cleaning system are described herein which include a toilet assembly and a cleaning system. The toilet assembly has a toilet bowl, a toilet tank, a flush valve, a rim inlet port and a rim flow path (which may be an isolated rim path) extending from an outlet of the flush valve to the rim inlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AS America, Inc.
    Inventors: Christophe Bucher, David Grover, Ronald Barndt, Frank Seggio, James McHale, Chris Cicenas, Matthew O'Kelly
  • Patent number: 10371268
    Abstract: A stopcock controls the flow of a liquid under pressure through a dispensing tube with an upstream portion separated by the stopcock from a downstream portion. The stopcock includes a housing portion with a chamber defined by a housing peripheral wall surrounding a longitudinal z-axis. The housing peripheral wall has an inner surface of revolution with a housing inlet opening connectable to the upstream portion of the dispensing tube. The stopcock includes an outlet connector connectable to the downstream portion of the dispensing tube and comprising an outlet opening. A plug defined by a plug outer peripheral wall snugly fitting the inner surface of revolution of the housing peripheral wall. The plug can rotate within the chamber about the longitudinal z-axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A.
    Inventors: Daniel Peirsman, Stijn Vandekerckhove, Johan Van Rompaey
  • Patent number: 10370173
    Abstract: Providing a viscous material feed apparatus and a viscous material feed method capable of further reducing a viscous material remaining in a container, e.g., a bag, housing the viscous material. A viscous material feed apparatus according to the present invention includes: a container (10) configured to include a bag body (11) with a housing space configured to house a viscous material and a spout (20) with a passage configured to deliver the viscous material in the housing space to outside; a squeeze portion (30) configured to squeeze the bag body toward the spout and move the viscous material in the housing space toward the spout; and a nozzle (40) having a hollow shape, the nozzle being configured to be freely inserted into the passage of the spout and withdrawn from the spout, the nozzle being configured to deliver the viscous material collected at the spout to outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: THREE BOND CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hirohiko Tanaka, Shigeyuki Ohno, Hajime Kibe
  • Patent number: 10370236
    Abstract: A system and method for dispensing fluids is introduced. A preferred embodiment comprises a sealed tank, a bag containing fluid inside the sealed tank, an outlet for dispensing the liquid in the bag, and a pressure generating device to create pressure in the sealed tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: fairlife, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Peter Doelman, Vincent A. Baxter
  • Patent number: 10363568
    Abstract: An adhesive dispensing system and method of dispensing liquid material are disclosed. The adhesive dispensing system includes an adhesive dispensing module receiving hot melt adhesive through the inlet at a low pressure and rapidly developing high pressure at an outlet to thereby jet the hot melt adhesive therefrom. The system also includes a pressure container containing a supply of hot melt adhesive and configured to melt or maintain a heated temperature of the hot melt adhesive. A low pressure liquid passageway communicates between the adhesive dispensing module and the pressure container. The system also includes a pressurized air source in fluid communication with the adhesive dispensing module to operate the adhesive dispensing module by moving a piston to generate high pressure at the outlet of a nozzle for jetting hot melt adhesive as a discrete volume toward a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Justin A. Clark, John M. Riney, Edward C. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10364091
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dispensing head for an aerosol container provided with a valve. The dispensing head is made up of a cover (2) to which an actuating member (1) is secured, provided with a push button (11) which can be moved between a non-depressed rest position and a depressed actuating position. According to the invention, the actuating member (1) is provided with a blocking element (12) which can pivot between an unlocked position in which said element does not block the movement of the push button (11) relative to the cover (2) and a locked position in which said element blocks the push button in the rest position by preventing said push button from entering the actuating position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: LINDAL FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Hervé Bodet, Jérôme Peltier
  • Patent number: 10358281
    Abstract: An oversized actuator and actuator assembly for a plastic vessel (or container) configured to hold a product under pressure, such as, for example, a lotion, cream, spray, ointment, gel or foam. The oversized actuator and actuator assembly are configured to be attached to what is considered to be a common, standard-sized valve cup (typically about 1.0 to 1.5 inches across) fastened to a common or standard-sized neck portion for a plastic vessel. Therefore, the actuator and actuator assembly of the present invention does not require that the shoulder of the plastic vessel to which they are attached have specialized geometry molded into the shoulder or body portions of the plastic vessel in order to hold the actuator or actuator assembly in place on the plastic vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC
    Inventors: Michael Scott Carpenter, John Kevin Clay, Ricardo Felix Perez, Daniel Peter Sterling
  • Patent number: 10357791
    Abstract: A trigger-type liquid ejector includes: an ejector main body; and nozzle member provided with an ejection hole. The ejector main body includes: a vertical supply pipe for sucking-up liquid; an ejection barrel communicating with the inside of the vertical supply pipe; and a trigger mechanism including a trigger, the trigger being arranged to be movable rearward in state of receiving forward force, and the trigger mechanism being lead liquid from the vertical supply pipe into the ejection barrel in accordance with rearward movement of the trigger and to eject the liquid from the ejection barrel. The nozzle member is provided with: a cylinder communicating with the inside of the ejection barrel through a supply hole; a plunger accommodated in the cylinder to be movable rearward in a state of receiving forward force; and a communication hole allowing the inside of the cylinder and ejection hole to communicate with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiyuki Kakuta, Toru Toma
  • Patent number: 10351408
    Abstract: A beverage dispenser and methods of beverage dispensing include a dispenser with a beverage valve and a purge valve. The beverage valve is connected the dispenser body and is actively operable to control a flow of a base beverage into a flow path of the dispenser. The purge valve is selectively operable to control a flow of a purge substance into the flow path. A nozzle is configured to mix a flavoring from a flavoring nozzle with a base beverage from the beverage valve prior to dispensing a mixture of the flavoring and the base beverage from the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Cornelius, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher F. Zemko
  • Patent number: 10343887
    Abstract: A carbonated drink dispensing system includes a carbonation tank, a CO2 cylinder configured to deliver CO2 to the carbonation tank at a pressure of between 50 psi and 60 psi, a low-pressure pump configured to pump water into the carbonation tank, and a level sensor configured to determine when the water in the carbonation tank has reached a pre-determined level. The low-pressure pump is configured to stop pumping water when the level sensor determines that the water in the carbonation tank has reached the pre-determined level. The low-pressure pump starts pumping water again after a time delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Gurmeet Singh Bhutani, Rahul Sadashiv Kamble, Amandeep Singh Gulati
  • Patent number: 10336512
    Abstract: A closure system can include a body member, cap member, and flexible hinge member joining the body and cap members. The hinge member includes a pair of hinge portions with an opening between them. The hinge portions can include substantially planar segments of uniform thickness, providing hinge portions with uniform thickness along their lengths when the closure system is in open and closed configurations. When the closure system is fully opened, the hinge portions can extend axially between the body and cap members when viewed from above, the substantially planar segments can include end segments that are substantially coplanar to each other and a central segment that occupies another plane parallel to that occupied by the end portions, giving the central portion of the hinge portion an elevated orientation relative to its end portions, or the appearance of a hump when viewed from the side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: PHOENIX CLOSURES, INC.
    Inventor: Thomas Stoneberg