Patents Examined by J. C. Jacyna
  • Patent number: 11186969
    Abstract: A water-saving apparatus provides a means to reduce residential shower water waste by catching open-to-touch showerhead spray water via an interior shower/tub surround-wall catch member, such as a tray, funnel or gutter, before the water contacts the shower floor during shower water startup and shower idle times, and directs the water into a holding member, such as a bucket, tank or container, so it can be later repurposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventor: Roger Glenn Mesiemore
  • Patent number: 11186370
    Abstract: Provided is a toilet seat structure for an aircraft lavatory unit. A toilet seat cushion block includes an inner and outer band-like bodies. The inner band-like body extends in a band-like shape at a section close to an inner circumference of a lower surface of a toilet seat, and the outer band-like body extends in a band-like shape at a section close to an outer circumference of the lower surface. Air communication passageways communicating with an inside and an outside of a bowl portion include: inner openings provided at an interval in the extension direction of the inner band-like body; an annular space between the inner and outer band-like bodies; and outer openings provided at an interval in the extension direction of the outer band-like body at sections of the outer band-like body, which are shifted from the inner openings in a circumferential direction of the toilet seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventor: Yuji Taguchi
  • Patent number: 11178953
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cosmetic container having a discharge hole automatically opened/closed by an overcap, the cosmetic container comprising: a container body for containing a cosmetic material; and an overcap for opening/closing the container body. The container body comprises a shoulder coupled to an entrance portion thereof and having a first discharge hole, wherein an operation member is configured to be horizontally contracted by the overcap and an opening/closing member is configured to open/close the first discharge hole of the shoulder while being vertically moved by the operation member. When the overcap is put on, the operation member is pushed into the shoulder by the inner periphery of the overcap, and the opening/closing member is pushed downward simultaneously by the operation member to automatically open/close the first discharge hole of the shoulder, thereby easily sealing the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: PUM-TECH KOREA CO., LTD
    Inventor: Do Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 11172748
    Abstract: A bar-shaped cosmetic housing container includes: a dish member that holds a bar-shaped cosmetic and has an engaging portion; an inner cylinder member that has a dish-member guide groove with which the engaging portion of the dish member is engaged and a body-member slit groove with which a rotation control portion provided in a body member is engaged; the body member has a guidance groove with which the engaging portion is engaged and has the rotation control portion that is engaged with the body portion slit groove on an inner peripheral surface thereof; a screw member in which a screw groove is formed on an inner peripheral surface, the engaging portion being engaged with the screw groove and the dish member being moved in an up/down direction; and a skirt member that is provided in a lower end portion of the body member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Kose Corporation
    Inventors: Kei Arai, Masashi Hirakawa
  • Patent number: 11173422
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing valve may include an inlet to receive carbonated water, a nozzle shell, and an outlet downstream of the nozzle shell configured to dispense a finished beverage. The nozzle shell may include an aperture open to ambient pressure environment. A method for dispensing a beverage may include flowing carbonated water through an inlet of a beverage dispensing valve, lowering the pressure of the carbonated water sufficient to promote carbon dioxide nucleation, flowing the carbonated water through a chamber vented to environment such that a portion of carbon dioxide nucleated is off-gassed, and introducing a beverage ingredient when the carbonated water reaches a sufficiently low carbonation level. A beverage dispensing nozzle may include an inlet configured to receive carbonated water from a beverage dispensing valve, a nozzle shell including an aperture open to ambient pressure environment, and an outlet downstream of the nozzle shell configured to dispense a finished beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Chang, John Eaton, Maher Nachawati, William Segiet, Vasily Abashkin, Andrey Balanev, Petr Egoyants, Mikhail Verbitsky
  • Patent number: 11167972
    Abstract: A plastic liquid container and dispensing system includes a plastic bottle with first and second detachable bottle parts, a bladder for holding liquid including a bladder top, a bladder base and a bladder lock-nut positioned in the bladder inner volume and a spout having a spout body with a connecting end, an internal liquid flow path extending from the connecting end to a liquid outflow port and a release button for enabling liquid flow through the internal liquid flow path and out the liquid outflow port. The bladder opening is covered by a covering that is pierced by a blade at the spout connecting end to create a liquid flow path from the bladder to and through the spout (when the release button is pressed).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel W. Aiello
  • Patent number: 11166534
    Abstract: A shaving aid application apparatus is disclosed. According to at least one embodiment of the present disclosure, the apparatus includes a containing portion configured to hold a shaving aid; a head coupled to one side of the containing portion, an aid applying surface formed at one surface of the head; and multiple jetting holes located at the aid applying surface. A spraying gap is defined between at least a portion of the containing portion and at least a portion of the head, and the shaving aid is expelled from the containing portion to pass through the spraying gap and provided through the multiple jetting holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: DORCO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Da Woon Han, Jong Jin Jeong, Byung Sun Ahn
  • Patent number: 11155983
    Abstract: The present inventive concept relates to a system (100) comprising: a water recirculating device comprising: a heating arrangement (112) arranged in a recirculating path (108); a mixing valve arrangement (122) in liquid communication with an external ON water path arrangement (114), said mixing valve arrangement (122) accepting as inputs hot and cold water from a hot and cold water source respectively, said mixing valve arrangement (122) being configured to form temperature regulated water (120) by combining said hot and cold water, said mixing valve arrangement (122) comprising a user input interface configured to control a proportion of said hot and cold water directed to said external water path arrangement (114); and a reference temperature determining arrangement (130) configured to determine a reference water temperature of said temperature regulated water (120); wherein said heating arrangement (112) is configured to adjust a water temperature of treated water towards said reference water temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventors: Richard Bodén, Michael Ridell
  • Patent number: 11141749
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system (1) for dosed dispensing of a fluid, comprising a contain (2) for the fluid and a dispensing device connected therewith, wherein the container comprises a form-retaining outer container (5) and a flexible inner container (4) connected therewith, wherein a space to be brought into fluid communication with the ambient atmosphere can be developed between the inner and outer containers (5, 4), and wherein the dispensing device includes a housing and/or frame of which at least a part is integrally formed with the container. The invention further relates to a method of manufacturing a system for dosed dispensing of a fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventors: Wilhelmus Johannes Joseph Maas, Paulo Nervo, Josephus Cornelis Snijders
  • Patent number: 11134810
    Abstract: A shower door sweep includes a bottom sweep element which defines an outer trough and an inner trough. The outer trough is sized to receive the bottom edge of a shower door. A drain channel element is inserted into the inner trough of the bottom sweep element and collects water droplets sliding down along the door wall and routes them to the hinge-end of the shower door even when the door is in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: 310 Tempering
    Inventors: Greg Lee Abrams, Christopher Andrew Murphy
  • Patent number: 11122941
    Abstract: A wall mounted scrubber apparatus for cleaning and exfoliating includes a base having a front side, a back side, a top side, a bottom side, a left side, and a right side defining a base inside. The top side has an intake aperture extending through to the base inside and the front side has a plurality of output apertures extending through to the base inside. The base inside is configured to hold a liquid soap and release said liquid soap through the plurality of output apertures. A cap is selectively engageable with the intake aperture. A plurality of suction cups is coupled to the back side and is configured to secure the base to a shower wall. A plurality of brushes is coupled to the base. Each brush comprises a cluster of bristles coupled to the front side of the base around one of the output apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: William Palacios
  • Patent number: 11124012
    Abstract: A multifunctional writing instrument comprising a body housing at least two writing elements, each writing element comprising a writing tip, a selection device configured to select one writing element from the at least two writing elements and a retraction device configured to move a selected writing element between a writing position in which the writing tip of the selected writing element protrudes from the body and a retracted position in which the writing tip of the selected writing element is retracted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Societe BIC
    Inventors: Franck Vadenne, Etienne Michenaud
  • Patent number: 11116363
    Abstract: The present invention relates to dispensing systems that include containers used to contain fluids that need to be dispensed in controlled quantities. In particular, the present invention relates to a dispensing system which can be readily and securely fastened to the walls and other operating surfaces associated with bathrooms, changing rooms, machine shops and the like. In water closets at places of work, hospitals, laboratories, workshops and similar places, there are many individuals who require access to liquids such as liquid soap, oils and production process chemicals etc. usually have a reservoir that must be filled from a larger supply container. The filling operation tends to be complicated and thus time-consuming and with the likelihood of the creation of a mess. It is often difficult to feed the product directly into the dispenser container by pouring the liquid from a big supply tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventor: Mark Anthony Bradley
  • Patent number: 11109660
    Abstract: Provided is a cosmetic tool, including: an external shape part having a core-type cosmetic product accommodated therein, having an exit arranged on one side thereof, and having at least one through-hole; a cover part arranged to be adjacent to the exit, and having an openable or closable structure; a button part arranged on the other side of the external shape part, and having a stopper exposed to the outside through the through-hole; a pressurizing part located inside the external shape part, and arranged to be movable to the exit by pressurizing the button part; an opening and closing part for opening the cover part by pressurizing the button part; a piston part for pushing out the cosmetic product; and a push part having, on one side thereof, a plurality of leg parts that are widened, and pushing the piston part to the exit while the leg parts are widened when moving to the exit by the pressurizing part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Yoon Hee Lee, Jae Sam Byeon
  • Patent number: 11110738
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure can include writing instruments, nibs for writing instruments, and methods of making the same. In one embodiment, the writing instrument includes a reservoir; an ink solution comprising a pigment, the ink solution being housed within the reservoir; a nib disposed at an end of the reservoir and plugging an opening of the reservoir such that the reservoir is closed, wherein a tip of the nib extends outside of the reservoir; and a filament extending within the reservoir, the filament being in fluid communication with a portion of the nib within the reservoir, such that the ink solution travels along the filament and through the nib, by capillary action, wherein the nib and filament are formed such that no more than 50 percent of the pigment present in the nib and filament flow into the reservoir outside of the nib and filament when the writing instrument is stored with the nib up for a period of one day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SANFORD L.P.
    Inventors: Bret Ryan Marschand, Wing Sum Vincent Kwan
  • Patent number: 11110472
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a pump head that enables a metered dispensing of fluids. The present invention also relates to a metering apparatus that can, for example, be configured as a squeeze bottle, wherein the metering apparatus comprises a pump head in accordance with the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: F. Holzer GmbH
    Inventors: Hyek Hee Lee, Ute Steinfeld, Markus Mahler, Frank Holzer
  • Patent number: 11110485
    Abstract: An applicator system for extrusive dispensing of work material from a flexible pre-charged portion of a cartridge unit is provided. The system comprises a body portion having an actuator and a housing coupled thereto. The housing includes a cartridge bay and an arresting member displaceably coupled thereto. The cartridge bay is configured to receive the cartridge unit and defines at least one containment compartment for receiving the pre-charged cartridge. The arresting member is displaceable between open and closed configurations for releasably retaining the cartridge unit. The actuator, coupled to the housing in communication with the cartridge bay, includes a drive member engaging the pre-charged cartridge within the containment compartment. The body includes a handle and an activation member coupled thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: Patent & Investment, LLC, Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Albert Lee, Brian Glass, John Hunter, Brian Dauphinais, Brent Giansanti
  • Patent number: 11103953
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (1) for the additive production of three-dimensional objects (2) by successive, layered, selective exposure and accompanying successive, layered, selective solidification of construction material layers of a construction material (3) that can be solidified by means of an energy beam (4), comprising a flow device (11), which is designed to form a first fluid flow (FS1) that flows, particularly in a circuit-like manner, along at least one functional component of the device (1), wherein the first fluid flow (FS1) is laden with contaminants, particularly particulate contaminants, which are process-created, wherein the flow device (11) is designed to form a second fluid flow (FS2), wherein the second fluid flow (FS2) flows between the first fluid flow (FS1) and the at least one functional component of the device (1), directly along the surface of the at least one functional component of the device (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventor: Florian Pilzweger
  • Patent number: 11096470
    Abstract: Provided is a sealed packaging for cosmetics, defining a longitudinal axis and a normal plane perpendicular to a longitudinal axis and including a first containing body, a second containing body and a central body, including a base and an applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Wensheng Chen, Andrea Perego
  • Patent number: 11097938
    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: January 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: fairlife, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Peter Doelman, Vincent A. Baxter