Patents Examined by Jeremy Carroll
  • Patent number: 10980374
    Abstract: A kit for containing water within a bathing space, and a bathing space with components of the kit installed thereto. The kit includes a shower curtain with an extended portion, and a plurality of seam liners configured to adhere to portions of the bathing space with caulk or seams thereon. The extended portion of the shower curtain extends from a main portion of the shower curtain into the bathing space and prevents water from escaping to an exterior of the bathing space. The plurality of seam liners are adhered to portions of the bathing space to protect caulk or seams. The kit is useful for extending a lifespan of the bathing space, and for preventing water accumulation and resulting damage to a floor of a bathroom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Doris Paige
  • Patent number: 10974877
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tube-type cosmetic container for discharging liquid contents in a droplet form, the container having a sealing member, which is coupled to the inside of an overcap and has a sealing protrusion for closing a discharge hole of a contents discharge tube, and pulling a sealing cap downward by the tensioning of an elastic supporting body so as to maintain a state in which the sealing protrusion further comes in close contact with the inner wall of the content discharge tube, when the overcap rotates such that the sealing member is coupled to a discharge part, thereby enabling the leakage of contents to be efficiently prevented regardless of an injection deviation and an assembly deviation between components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: YONWOO CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hak-Chan Kim, Young-Moo Bae, Sang-Hun Lee, Jae-Ock Lee
  • Patent number: 10961034
    Abstract: The invention relates to an outlet connector piece (1) having a protruding flange (3) for non-detachably securing said outlet connector piece to a tubular bag (12). The flange (3) has a contact surface (4) which is designed for a welding or adhesive connection to the tubular bag and surrounds an outlet connector piece passage along a circumference (6). The contact surface (4) is rectangular or square, and the flange (3) has, extending parallel in a direction of extension, a film hinge (7) on each side at a distance from said outlet connector piece passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: SYNTEGON POUCH SYSTEMS AG
    Inventor: Dan Barron
  • Patent number: 10945881
    Abstract: A plural-use drop-by-drop dispenser for sterile liquid product comprises a vial (1) for containment of the liquid product (2) and a connector (4) provided with a plug (8) which is normally hermetically closed and with a cartridge (19) with sterilizing filter (24) which can be axially moved to force open said plug (8) to dispense the liquid product and allow the hermetic reclosure thereof at the end of dispensing. The cartridge (19) is provided with a filter-holding bottom element (25) provided with a dispensing spout (26), possibly in antimicrobic material, with elastically flexible converging lips (27), which open under pressure of the liquid product (2) for drop-by-drop dispensing thereof and elastically hermetically reclose at the end of the dispensing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: PAOLO GOBBI FRATTINI S.R.L.
    Inventor: Paolo Giuseppe Gobbi Frattini
  • Patent number: 10948327
    Abstract: A fitment for a container that includes a chamber fillable with contents from a container is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Berry Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Jordan Robert French, Seth Tempel, Jason Rowe
  • Patent number: 10934729
    Abstract: A spa cover and sensor are disclosed. The spa cover may include a rigid portion and a floating portion connected to the rigid portion to reduce heat loss. A sensor may be provided within the spa cover, the spa tub, or a combination of the cover and tub to determine when a cover is in an open or closed position over the spa tub. A processor may communicate with other automated features of the spa and/or cover, such as, causing air bladders in the cover to automatically inflate when the cover is in a closed position or locking or unlocking the spa cover. The processor may communicate with features on the spa, such as initiating custom start settings when the cover is removed from the spa tub, or initiate energy saving functions with the cover is placed over the spa tub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Bullfrog International, LC
    Inventors: Jeff Guilfoyle, Dan Sjoblom, Eric Hales
  • Patent number: 10934081
    Abstract: A needle for accessing a container having a closure, such as a cork of a wine bottle. The needle includes one or more lumens which may have a screen to resist passage of materials over a threshold size from a distal end of the lumen to a proximal end. The screen may help allow a cork to reseal after the needle is withdrawn from the cork, help resist blockage of an opening to the lumen (whether with cork or other material) and/or help prevent foreign matter from interfering with operation of one or more portions of the dispenser (such as cork particles preventing valve from opening or closing).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Coravin, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Rider, Andrew S. Sweezey
  • Patent number: 10925804
    Abstract: A spa is provided including a frame, a shell mounted to the frame defining a basin for holding water, at least one sensor for monitoring a spa component or water condition, a communications interface including a cellular transceiver, and a battery for providing power to the at least one sensor and to the communications interface when the spa is not connected to a power source. The spa also includes a controller in electrical communication with the at least one sensor and the communications interface. The controller is configured to, while the spa is not connected to the power source, receive information from the at least one sensor, process the received information, and cause the communications interface to wirelessly transmit the processed information to a remote source or central server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Sundance Spas, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry R. Ovalle
  • Patent number: 10926278
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser device having a body (1) with a dispenser orifice (2) and a perforator element (4), the body containing a reservoir (10) with at least two doses of fluid and having a proximal axial opening closed by a membrane (30) and a distal axial opening closed by a piston (20) to dispense one dose of fluid on each actuation. The reservoir is axially movable relative to the body between a rest position in which said perforator element does not pass through the membrane and a dispensing position in which the perforator element passes through the membrane. A perforator spring (6) is provided to urge the reservoir towards the rest position, and the membrane is adapted to close after each actuation, when said perforator element withdraws from the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventor: Fabien Adam
  • Patent number: 10919681
    Abstract: A bag in box container having one or more features for lifting the bag in box, deploying the tap dispenser of the bag in box conveniently, storing a dosing cup, or conveniently using the bag in box container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Joseph Bohache, Ian Oliver Malott, Rainer Bernhard Teufel
  • Patent number: 10912431
    Abstract: A toilet includes a body, a lid assembly, and a hinge assembly. The body includes a bowl and a body top surface. The body top surface is contiguous with the bowl. The lid assembly includes a lid. The lid is configured to cover the bowl. The hinge assembly is operable between a first position and a second position. The hinge assembly includes a mounting base coupler, a lid coupler, a first hinge member, and a second hinge member. The mounting base coupler is coupled to the body top surface. The lid coupler is coupled to the lid. The first hinge member is coupled to the mounting base coupler and the lid coupler. The second hinge member is coupled to the mounting base coupler and the lid coupler. The lid covers the bowl when the hinge assembly is in the second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Kohler Co.
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Grin, Carlos F. Uceda, Sierra Messenger, Megan Farrish, Andra Wibisono
  • Patent number: 10914421
    Abstract: A grease gun is provided comprising a body having a reservoir bore with a plurality of grooves; a grease reservoir is in communication with the reservoir bore and has a reservoir groove on an outside surface of the reservoir. A retention fastener is received by a groove and is in operational engagement with the reservoir groove to removably retain the reservoir. The retention fastener may be connected to a fastener bracket via an aperture. The bracket is connected to a push-button via a connection mechanism. The grease reservoir may be removed or mounted to the connection aperture by exerting force on the button which transfers the force to the bracket via the connection mechanism. The force causes movement of the bracket along the aperture which deforms the retention fastener to allow the grease reservoir to be mounted/removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Weems Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: R. Mark Weems, Marco Laubach, Allen L. Hudson, Philip M. Anthony, III
  • Patent number: 10906056
    Abstract: Among other things, a dispensing device and/or a refill container are provided. The dispensing device may comprise a dispenser component configured to dispense a refill material. A sensor component may be configured to identify an optical property (e.g., whether an optical brightener is present in the refill material) of the refill material. The dispensing device may evaluate the optical property against an optical profile to determine whether the refill material is a valid refill material (e.g., comprises the optical brightener) or an invalid refill material (e.g., does not comprise the optical brightener). Operation of the dispensing device may be enabled based upon the refill material being the valid refill material. If the refill material comprises the invalid refill material, then operation of the dispensing device may be disabled and/or a flush option (e.g., evacuating the invalid refill material from the dispensing device) may be activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: GOJO INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: John J. McNulty, Scott Theodore Proper
  • Patent number: 10906729
    Abstract: An aerosol canister for dispensing a product and propellant, and a product metering valve for use with the aerosol canister. The canister includes a high pressure chamber for containing a liquefied or compressed gas propellant, a low pressure chamber for containing a gas propellant, and a product reservoir for containing a gas propellant. A pressure regulating valve is interposed between the high pressure chamber and the low pressure chamber, the pressure regulating valve adapted to provide a fluid flow path from the high pressure chamber to the low pressure chamber when the pressure in the low pressure chamber drops below a predetermined pressure. The canister further includes a partition wall interposed between the low pressure chamber and the product reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: AER BEATHA LIMITED
    Inventor: Michael Friel
  • Patent number: 10906117
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing welding type power on one of at least two output terminals is disclosed. Input power is received and welding type power is derived and provided by a shared power circuit. The welding type power is provided across a shared terminal and only two process terminals in response to a desired process. The desired process can be set bu user input, feedback, or sensing working connections. The process terminal is selected by selectively opening and closing at least two controllable switches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew J. Henry
  • Patent number: 10906115
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for providing a welding type power using a welding power circuit having a control input and a welding type power output, a feedback circuit and a controller connected to the control input and the feedback circuit is disclosed. The controller includes a parameter setting module and/or a process selection module that are connected to and responsive to at least one of the feedback circuit. The a process selection module can be responsive to the parameter setting module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce P. Albrecht, Robert R. Davidson
  • Patent number: 10906711
    Abstract: Flexible package fitments for use with detachable dispensing systems are provided. Pouring spout fitments configured to be attached to the inner surface of flexible containers are also provided. The detachable dispensing systems and pouring spout fitments include a hollow rigid member and an extendible spout disposed within and at least partially attached to the hollow rigid member and selectively positionable between a recessed position and, alternatively, an extended position, in which the extendible spout is configure to dispense a pourable material from the container through a distal opening when the fitment is attached to a flexible package. Material containers are also provided that include the fitments described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: GBS HOLDINGS LLC
    Inventor: Bryan Justin Robert Crosby
  • Patent number: 10906054
    Abstract: A dispenser device having a dispenser head; an air expeller (20) for generating a flow of air with a piston (21) that slides in an air chamber (22); and a reservoir (30) containing a dose of composition, the reservoir (30) including an air inlet (31) connected to the air expeller (20), and a composition outlet (32) connected to the dispenser outlet (10), the air inlet (31) including a composition retainer member (40), and the composition outlet (32) closed by a closure element (50). The device has an opening system (61, 62) and an indicator (100; 50) that before actuation is in a first state and after actuation passes into a second state. The device includes a pusher element (25) secured to the piston (21). The dispenser head (1) includes a skirt (5) arranged around the air chamber (22), the bottom axial edge of the skirt (5) including a cutout (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventor: Franck Poullain
  • Patent number: 10893686
    Abstract: The disclosure extends to methods, systems, and devices for producing a shaved ice or snow cone products and providing toppings thereto. The system may comprise an ice shaving or snow cone machine, a mobile edifice, and a topping dispenser attached to the mobile edifice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Snowie LLC
    Inventor: Carl A. Rupp
  • Patent number: 10894133
    Abstract: A dispenser device for dispensing a fluid or powder composition, the dispenser device comprising: a dispenser head (1) that is provided with a dispenser outlet (10) that is formed at the end of a hollow sleeve (3); an air expeller (20) for generating a flow of air while the device is being actuated, said air expeller including a piston (21) that slides in an air chamber (22) between a rest position and a dispensing position, said air chamber (22) including a cylindrical body in which said piston (21) slides in airtight manner; and a reservoir (30) that contains a single dose of composition, said reservoir (30) including an air inlet (31) that is connected to said air expeller (20), and a composition outlet (32) that is connected to said dispenser outlet (10), said air inlet (31) including a composition retainer member (40) for retaining the composition in the reservoir (30) until the composition is dispensed, and said composition outlet (32) being closed by a closure element (50) that is force fitted in the c
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Matthieu Baillet, Dolorès Carballo, Hélène Dulude, Franck Poullain