Patents Examined by Jeremy Carroll
  • Patent number: 12036522
    Abstract: A method monitors a device for applying an at least two-component viscous material to workpieces, including a metering unit having a number of metering valves corresponding with the number of viscous material components, and a static mixer detachably secured to the metering unit for component blending. The static mixer has a material inlet facing the metering unit and a material outlet facing away from the metering unit. Each metering valve has a supply channel sealingly connectable to a valve seat for supplying the respective component to the static mixer. A number of material applications are carried out consecutively, each having an identical predetermined time between start and end of the application. During the applications, between the start and the end, at predetermined times, the pressure in at least one supply channel is measured by a pressure sensor and preferably measured in all supply channels by a respective pressure sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: Atlas Copco IAS GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Rosenauer, Christian Kammerer, Erich Lehner
  • Patent number: 12037235
    Abstract: A fluid material dispensing apparatus capable of conducting an automatic self-cleaning operation includes: controlling a switch to conduct a liquid outlet a cleaning sink and a liquid input port of a fluid diverter, so that cleaning solution in the cleaning sink flows into the fluid diverter; activate a pump to push residual fluid material in a material transmission pipe forward, so that the residual fluid material is discharged into a diversion device through an outlet connector; and utilizing operation of the pump to form a negative pressure in a detergent transmission pipe, so that the cleaning solution in the fluid diverter is sucked into a dual-mode fluid connector through the detergent transmission pipe, and then flows into the material transmission pipe through the dual-mode fluid connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: BOTRISTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Min Lee, Wu-Chou Kuo
  • Patent number: 12037236
    Abstract: A fluid material dispensing apparatus capable of conducting an automatic self-disinfection operation includes: controlling a switch to conduct a liquid outlet a cleaning sink and a liquid input port of a fluid diverter, so that the disinfectant solution in the cleaning sink flows into the fluid diverter; activate a pump to push residual cleaning solution in a material transmission pipe forward, so that the residual cleaning solution is discharged into a diversion device through an outlet connector; and utilizing operation of the pump to form a negative pressure in a detergent transmission pipe, so that the disinfectant solution in the fluid diverter is sucked into a dual-mode fluid connector through the detergent transmission pipe, and then flows into the material transmission pipe through the dual-mode fluid connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Assignee: BOTRISTA, INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Min Lee, Wu-Chou Kuo
  • Patent number: 12023703
    Abstract: A dispenser and a method of delivering an ingredient from a dispenser are disclosed. The dispenser includes a dispenser container and a valve assembly comprising a valve connected to the dispenser container. The dispenser container is partly filled with activated carbon or another adsorbent and a dispensing carrier gas. An ingredient is contained in an ingredient containing reservoir. The valve assembly includes a component comprising a tube, an upper end of which is in operative communication with an actuator spray nozzle, and a lower end of which divides into first and second fitments which receive respectively first and second tubes. The first tube is connected to the ingredient containing reservoir. The second tube includes a frit or filter to prevent the activated carbon passing into the second tube when the pressurized dispensing carrier gas is released.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: SIMPLY BREATHE HOLDINGS LTD.
    Inventors: Joe M. Barratt, Matthew J. Sygrove, Dominic C. Schiller, Thomas A. Ryan
  • Patent number: 12017837
    Abstract: The invention is drawn to a container comprising a bottom wall and at least one sidewall extending upwardly from the bottom wall. The sidewall terminates in an edge and has an inner and an outer surface. The bottom wall and the at least one sidewall form a container interior. A flexible bag having an open end is disposed within the interior of the container and over the top edge of the container. A slide ring extends at least partially circumferentially about the outer surface of the sidewall and is affixed to the open end of the bag and frictionally engaged with the outer surface of the sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Trevor Price
  • Patent number: 12011536
    Abstract: Dispensing assembly, comprising a fluid product dispenser, such as a nasal dispenser, wherein the fluid product dispenser comprises a reservoir (10) provided with a bottom (11), a dispensing member (20), such as a pump or a valve, mounted on the reservoir (10), and a dispensing head (30) incorporating a dispensing orifice (31), the dispensing assembly comprising a lateral actuation device comprising a body (1) and a lateral actuation element (40) mounted so as to pivot on the body (1) about a pivot axis (45) between a rest position and an actuation position, the actuation element (40) comprising a bearing part (41), which is pressed by the user during actuation and a pushing part (42) designed to cooperate with the fluid product dispenser to effect the actuation thereof, the pivot axis (45) being arranged between the bearing part (41) and the pushing part (42), the lateral actuation member (40) having an S or inverted S shape, the bearing part (41) being arranged near the dispensing head (30) and the pushing
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Fabien Adam, Lila Graine
  • Patent number: 12005470
    Abstract: A double-action piston pump of an application system for applying a fluid medium to a substrate, wherein the piston pump has a piston which is movable between a first reversal point and a second reversal point for delivering the fluid medium, wherein on reaching the first reversal point and the second reversal point, the movement direction of the piston is reversed, wherein during an output period, the fluid medium is output by means of an output device, and during an interruption period, an output of the fluid medium by means of the output device is interrupted, wherein during the interruption period, the movement direction of the piston is reversed, wherein on reversal of the movement direction during the interruption period, the piston is situated at an intermediate position between the first reversal point and the second reversal point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Robatech AG
    Inventors: Andreas Hofer, Hanspeter Felix
  • Patent number: 12006202
    Abstract: Containers are provided and include a container body having an opening extending into a hollow interior, and a cap extending across the opening. The cap has an inlet port with an inlet valve configured to couple to a fluid source such that fluid can be delivered through the inlet valve to pressurized the hollow interior of the container body. The cap also has an outlet port with an outlet valve having a cracking pressure at which the outlet valve is configured to move from a closed configuration to an open configuration to dispense fluid from the hollow interior, and a closing pressure at which the outlet valve is configured to move from the open configuration to the closed configuration to prevent fluid from passing therethrough. The cracking pressure is greater than the closing pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2023
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: SharkNinja Operating LLC
    Inventors: Joshua David Anthony, Ethan T. Brown, Nathan Bollen, Brandon J. Suleski, Kyle Janko
  • Patent number: 12004681
    Abstract: The disclosure introduces a beverage cooling device, including a body, a first cooling tank, a second cooling tank, a cooling pipeline, a cleaning module and a control unit. The first cooling tank is configured in the body and filled with a first coolant; the second cooling tank is configured in the body and filled with a second coolant; the cooling pipeline includes a first pipeline and a second pipeline, wherein the first pipeline is connected to an inlet end, the second pipeline is configured in the second cooling tank and connected to the first pipeline and an outlet end; the cleaning module is configured in the body and includes a cleaning pipeline and a valve body, wherein the cleaning pipeline is connected to a cleaning liquid source and the inlet end, the valve body is connected to the cleaning pipeline, the control unit is connected to the valve body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: ELEGANCE REFRIGERATION CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsun-I Liao
  • Patent number: 11999554
    Abstract: A cartridge for a dispensing device contains at least one elongate film pouch, which is inherently non-rigid and which has a chamber for receiving a composition. The cartridge also contains a head part for interacting with the film pouch. The film pouch has an opening on a side facing the head part which is closed by a cover. The insert is conical on a side facing the head part. A method can be used for producing such a cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Tobias Donner, Thomas Ayrle, Ralf Willner
  • Patent number: 11981080
    Abstract: According to one example there is provided a build material supply unit for additive manufacturing systems. The build material supply unit may comprise a sloping support surface for the build material, which has no hard edges, a mesh above the sloping support surface, and a vibrator to vibrate the mesh and cause the descent of build material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Gerard Mosquera Donate, Lluis Pare Barniol, Albert Rodriguez Fernandez
  • Patent number: 11965242
    Abstract: A raw material supply apparatus according to an aspect of the present disclosure includes: a container configured to store a solution of a first solid raw material dissolved in a solvent or a dispersion system of the first solid raw material dispersed in a dispersion medium; a removal part configured to form a second solid raw material by removing the solvent or the dispersion medium from the solution or the dispersion system stored in the container; a detection part configured to detect a completion of a removal of the solvent or the dispersion medium from the solution or the dispersion system; and a heater configured to heat the second solid raw material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Seishi Murakami, Tsuneyuki Okabe, Eiichi Komori
  • Patent number: 11964797
    Abstract: A container may include a generally hollow body configured for holding a liquid and including a spout. A spout cap may be configured for removable engagement with the spout. The spout cap may include an inner boss and an outer boss in fluid communication with the inner boss. The inner boss may include an annular skirt disposed within an interior space of the spout cap. The outer boss may be configured to receive a connector of a hose assembly. A filter may have a connecting portion configured for removable insertion into the inner boss. The filter and the spout cap may form a fluid flow path from the body through the spout. Related filters, hose assemblies, and kits are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Turn 3 Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Andrew Stephen Burns, Jr., Michael Thomas Benson
  • Patent number: 11963599
    Abstract: A cosmetic container according to an embodiment of the present invention may reduce a thickness of the container by improving a structure of the disc valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignees: LG HOUSEHOLD & HEALTH CARE LTD., LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Dong Hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 11957637
    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: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Sundance Spas, Inc.
    Inventor: Larry R. Ovalle
  • Patent number: 11952203
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dispensing head comprising an insert (20) provided with a cam surface, a ring (10) on which is articulated a lever (30) provided with a trigger, and at least one cam follower. The lever and the cam surface can rotate relative to each other between a closed position and an open position. According to the invention, the insert (20) is configured to be blocked in rotation relative to the container (80) and to the stem (81) of the valve, the ring is an adjustment ring (10) which is configured to rotate relative to the container (80) and to the insert (20) about the main axis (A) of the valve to bring the lever (30) and the cam surface (22) into an open or closed position. Tamper-evident means can be provided in the insert to ensure the integrity of the dispensing head before the first use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: LINDAL FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Hervé Bodet, Eric Gaillard
  • Patent number: 11954997
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser with a fluid pump for dispensing fluid on movement of an actuator, and an air pump for delivering a stream of air through at least one sound generator on movement of the actuator. The sound generator produces at least two sounds as the actuator is moved from a first position to a second position, with each sound produced in a different time period during a cycle of operation, or differing from the other sound in respect of one or more detectable sound characteristics, such as duration, frequency, temporal alignment, amplitude, and/or timbre. The time period of each sound is a function of the relative location of the actuator between the first and second positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: OP-Hygiene IP GmbH
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones
  • Patent number: 11951500
    Abstract: A showerhead assembly including a handheld showerhead and a mounting bracket configured to be fluidly coupled to a water source. One of the handheld showerhead and the mounting bracket includes a magnet or a magnetically attractable material, and the other of the handheld showerhead and the mounting bracket includes a magnet or a magnetically attractable material. The magnet of the one of the handheld showerhead or the mounting bracket, or the magnet or the magnetically attractable material of the other of the handheld showerhead or the mounting bracket, is moveable relative to the handheld showerhead or the mounting bracket to which it is included by attraction of the magnet of the one of the handheld showerhead and the mounting bracket to the magnet or the magnetically attractable material of the other of the handheld showerhead and the mounting bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Water Pik, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Quinn
  • Patent number: 11952256
    Abstract: A system for providing a pre-mixed beverage from a distribution device includes a first container including a first consumable material and a second container including a second consumable material. A mixing block is arranged in fluid communication with the first container, the second container, and the distribution device such that a mixture of the first consumable material and the second consumable material is formed within the mixing block. At least one pump is operably coupled to first container, the second container, and the distribution device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Ripe Bar Juice LLC
    Inventor: Michel Boissy
  • Patent number: 11938496
    Abstract: Described is a dispenser for dispensing a fluid contained in a plastic bottle, including a ring nut having a cylindrical conduit for sucking the fluid; a concertina-like deformable element including side walls defining a dosing chamber; a ring identifying with the ring nut a locking system defining an operating and non-operating configurations; a dispensing head, which can be pressed by a user and having a collection chamber collecting the fluid flowing from the dosing chamber through a central opening of the ring; first and second shutoff elements defining, respectively, a check valve at the inlet and a check valve at the outlet of the dosing chamber; a locking element interfering with at least one between the first and the second shutoff elements to lock it in the fixed position and thereby occlude the suction conduit and/or the central opening in a stable manner at least in a dispensing configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: APTAR ITALIA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Lamberto Carta