Patents Examined by J. Casimer Jacyna
  • Patent number: 10487523
    Abstract: A lift assembly for a spa cover is disclosed. The spa cover is for covering an open upper end of a spa. The lift assembly includes a lever arm having a first portion for supporting a spa cover, and a first end for pivotable coupling to a sidewall of a spa for rotation of the lever arm between a closed position in which the spa cover rests on the upper end of the spa, and an open position in which the spa cover is displaced from the upper end of the spa. The lift assembly also includes a resilient spring having a first end coupled to the lever arm, and a second end for coupling to the sidewall of the spa. In the open position of the lever arm, the spring urges the lever arm to rotate toward the closed position. A spa including the lift assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Wade Spicer, John Joseph Cunerty, Gary Mark Comeau
  • Patent number: 10238243
    Abstract: A wiping solution dispenser utilizes a motorized dispenser mechanism that moves a nozzle back and forth along a stroke to dispense a wide band of wiping solution onto toilet tissue. A motor may be coupled with a nozzle that moves back and forth or rotates about a pivot point to dispense a band of wiping solution. Wiping solution may be within a solution container that is configured for insertion into the dispenser housing and may be automatically ruptured by a puncture feature. A pump may force the wiping solution from the nozzle, or the solution may be gravity fed. A motion detector may be incorporated to control the actuation and dispensing of the solution. A near field communication transceiver may be used to receive payment before solution is dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Sue A Coulston, David A Coulston
  • Patent number: 10226156
    Abstract: An apparatus capable of moving a toilet seat from one position to another in a number of ways including, but not limited to, a switch, voice recognition software, infrared remote control, a motion detector, and a mobile device application. A lifting structure is attached under the seat and is connected to a housing containing a motor and/or a microprocessor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Homayoun Abdollahzadeh
  • Patent number: 10221550
    Abstract: A drain cover assembly is disclosed. The drain cover assembly includes a drain cover having a top portion and a bottom portion that has an outer threading and a plurality of openings. The drain cover assembly further includes a cylindrical or frustoconical basket having a rigid structure. The basket is configured to be completely immersed in a drainage pipe. The basket includes a top portion that is configured to be threadably coupled to the bottom portion of the drain cover. The basket further includes a bottom portion configured to allow liquid to seep through but not solid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Jarrod Colacino
  • Patent number: 10220401
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for packaging and dispensing a product, comprising a pump head (1) that can be actuated by applying pressure along a central longitudinal axis (A-A) for a product dispensing operation, and a support device which is associated with this pump head and is fixed to the opening (2) of a bottle containing the product, this support device comprising a lock (6) held on said opening and a locking arrangement (7) comprising at least one locking tab (8) that can be moved by applying pressure to at least one lateral contact area (9) and bears a locking cam (10) of the pump head, said cam (10) being arranged under the pump head (1) and forming a stop for blocking the internal end (1A) of the pump head, in a non-actuated locked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: LABLABO
    Inventors: Patrice Puviland, Jean-Philippe Taberlet
  • Patent number: 10197430
    Abstract: A visual indicator for denoting a fluid level in a throat portion of a waterless urinal cartridge is presented. The visual indicator comprises a fluid level indicator disposed in the throat portion of the cartridge. As material buildup occurs inside the cartridge, a corresponding rise in the fluid level in the throat of the cartridge may be seen relative to the indicator, indicating when the cartridge will need replacement. The visual indicator may comprise markings that indicate the level of fluid within the throat portion, reactive materials, or an electronic reader. The fluid level indicator may also be made visible by ultraviolet radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Edward Michael Goldsmith
  • Patent number: 10180345
    Abstract: The invention is a weighing and feeding system for accurate weighing of small quantities of material in pelletized form and feeding the weighed material to processing machines. In particular the invention, is suitable for the preparation of weighed quantities of masterbatch to be added with resin directly into injection molding or extrusion machines for the manufacture of plastic products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: O.E.D.A. Liad Holdings (2006) Ltd.
    Inventors: Eli Margalit, Dov Bernardo Sosnik
  • Patent number: 10174487
    Abstract: A rationed water outlet device with a variable water flow volume includes a process control module including an outlet valve, a flow meter, a control chip, and an encoder that includes an unlimited outlet gear and a plurality of rationed outlet gears which are switchably connected to the outlet valve to provide respectively, when engaged, an unlimited water flow volume or a selected rationed water flow volume from among a plurality of rationed water flow volumes, and that is electrically connected to the control chip to provide gear selection information; a volume option switch that is rotatably linked to the encoder for engaging the unlimited outlet gear or one rationed outlet gear; and an outlet control switch that is independent of the volume option switch and that is engaged after the volume option switch is engaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: Chunjie Hong, Lihong Hu, Shanlu Yuan
  • Patent number: 10166570
    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: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignees: Patent & Investment LLC, Plas-Pak Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Lee, Brian Glass, John Hunter, Brian Dauphinais, Brent Giansanti
  • Patent number: 10167649
    Abstract: A swimming pool assembly, including a pool body defining a top edge and an bottom connected by a wall, an access port positioned through the bottom, a first conduit connected to the access port and extending away from the body, a valve connected with the first conduit, a second conduit connected with the first conduit and extending toward the top edge, wherein the second conduit is water permeable. An actuator is positioned in the second conduit and connected to the valve. First and second water level sensors are positioned to measure ground water level and pool water level. A microprocessor is operationally connected to the water level sensors and to the actuator, wherein when the ground water level exceeds the pool water level by a predetermined amount, the microprocessor sends a signal to the actuator to open the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Thursday Pools
    Inventors: William Khamis, Edward Vondell
  • Patent number: 10160577
    Abstract: A liquid-dispensing device including a cap for protecting a liquid-dispensing opening, the protective cap being provided with a pad for absorbing residual liquid, made of an absorbent material, the absorbent pad being fastened to a support made of a more resistant material than the absorbent pad, the support being furthermore fastened in the protective cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Nemera La Verpilliere
    Inventors: Thierry Decock, Gaƫtan Painchaud, Benjamin Quaglia
  • Patent number: 10151621
    Abstract: A dispensing system is disclosed for dispensing material from multiple hoppers to a convey line. As disclosed, material is dispensed from the hoppers via operation of a variable rate feed device. The application discloses a controller device configured to utilize input from a first load cell for a first hopper and a second load cell for a second hopper to determine a mass flow rate to increase or decrease the feed rate so that the flow rate of material dispensed into the convey line matches a set mass flow rate of material. In the embodiments disclosed, the hoppers include hoppers connected in series to the convey line and hoppers connected in parallel to the convey line. The controller device determines the mass flow rate based upon input from one of the first or second load cells during a first time period and both the first and second loads cells during a second time period for different operating phases of the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: Erik W. Johnson, Michael G Thiel
  • Patent number: 10138110
    Abstract: A system for mixing and dispensing solution, such as a cleaning solution, includes a body with a first flow passage extending between a diluent inlet and an outlet, and a second flow passage extending between a concentrate inlet and the first flow passage. The system further includes a container for concentrate, with a container including a container valve. Moving the body axially toward the container to seat the body on the container opens the container valve for a flow of concentrate from the container to the first flow passage via the second flow passage. Further, moving the body axially away from the container to unseat the body from the container closes the container valve to the flow of concentrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
    Inventors: Julie L. Bates, Thomas A. Helf, James R. Crapser, Richard A. Batton, Jeffrey L. Crull, Cunjiang Cheng, Elizabeth Alstad, Casey Frett, Katlyn Garcia, Evan A. Sparks, Joel Kramka, Shawn Smith, Joshua James Riley, James Michael Schlueter
  • Patent number: 10136777
    Abstract: A stool is provided that provides a raised heel squat position to a user that engages the stool. The raised heel squatting position promotes a healthy and productive experience on a toilet. The stool may be collapsible for easier storage and transportation. The stool may be adjustable to provide custom fittings to different size users. Additionally, the stool may be intelligent and may provide a customized immersive experience to a person on a toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: NadiaLabs, Inc.
    Inventor: Tikeswar Naik
  • Patent number: 10138043
    Abstract: A fitment (20, 20 A) is provided for a flexible, collapsible container (22) with an opening. The fitment (20, 20A) has a body (24, 24A) with an inner end (31) and an outer end (32) and an access passage (30) for communicating with an interior of the container (22). The body (24, 24A) has a height defined between the inner end (31) and outer end (32). The body (24, 24A) has a sealing portion (36, 36A) for being attached to the interior of the container (22). The sealing portion (36) has a major dimension (MD) oriented generally transverse of the height of the body (24, 24A). The fitment (20, 20A) further has a pour lip (46, 46A) that extends from the body outer end (32) and projects laterally relative to the access passage (30). The pour lip (46, 46A) defines a pour path (PP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: AptarGroup, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Mazurkiewicz, Dave S. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10131474
    Abstract: A device includes a first part having a co-molded first support, valve cover and elastic actuator, and a second part having an injection molded second support, valve seat, and variable-volume storage chamber pre-form. The pre-form is blow molded into a flexible pouch defining the variable-volume storage chamber. The one-way valve includes a semi-annular, curvilinear, relatively rigid valve seat defining axially-extending, opposing first marginal portions, and an axially-extending first mid-portion angularly extending between the opposing first marginal portions. A flexible valve member is superimposed on the valve seat and defines axially-extending, opposing second marginal portions fixedly secured on or adjacent to respective first marginal portions of the valve seat, and an axially-extending second mid-portion angularly extending between the opposing first marginal portions and superimposed onto the first mid-portion of the valve seat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: DR. PY INSTITUTE LLC
    Inventor: Daniel Py
  • Patent number: 10130553
    Abstract: An occupant-actuated massager for a hydrotherapy vessel. The massager jet has an actuation point at which the occupant applies force to cause the pressurized water to flow therethrough and provide a massage via a shuttle. A valve piston is actuated to open and close based on the application of force to the actuation point. Optionally, a venturi can be used to introduce air into the water flow to provide further massage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Waterway Plastics
    Inventors: Mike D. Holtsnider, Jason Hillyard
  • Patent number: 10132095
    Abstract: A pool apparatus configured to carry liquids has a side wall and a bottom surface. The side wall has a plurality of structure drawstrings, an outer side wall, and an inner side wall. Two sides of the structure drawstrings draw respectively the outer side wall and the inner side wall, so as to maintain a predetermined shape of the pool apparatus. The structure drawstrings include a main drawstring portions and at least two branch drawstring portions. The main drawstring portions have a first main string side configured to connect a first branch drawstring side of the at least two branch drawstrings. A second branch string side of the at least two branch drawstrings connects respectively to different positions of the outer side wall and the inner side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Feng Liu
  • Patent number: 10125909
    Abstract: A liner discharge structure, and associated liner and container system are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Freedom Manufacturing LLC
    Inventor: Jon G. Lawrence
  • Patent number: 10118750
    Abstract: A pouring device for pouring material from an inner bag placed within a container and method of using same are disclosed. The pouring device is movable between open and closed configurations. An embodiment provides a pouring device that includes a main body and at least one mounting part. The main body includes at least two walls and at least one attachment part, which is attached to the inner bag. The walls extend angularly away from each other to form a conduit allowing material to flow from the inner bag through an opening of the container to an exterior of the container, when the pouring device is in the open configuration. Embodiments foster a pouring solution with the mounting part conveniently mounted to the container and which remains mounted when the container is stowed. This allows the pouring device to be ready for future use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018