Patents Examined by Jeremy Carroll
  • Patent number: 11565928
    Abstract: Beverage dispensing assembly, comprising a dispenser and a beverage container, wherein the beverage container has a neck portion and a shoulder portion adjacent the neck portion, wherein the neck portion is provided with at least an outflow opening and at least one gas inlet opening and wherein the dispenser comprises a housing, wherein the housing is provided with a receptacle for receiving at least part of the container, wherein the container is positioned in the dispenser with the neck and shoulder portion facing downward, such that the neck portion and at least part of the shoulder portion are received in the receptacle, wherein part of the shoulder portion extends close to and/or is in contact with a wall of the receptacle, wherein preferably a lid is provided over the container, enclosing a part of the container extending outside the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Arie Maarten Paauwe, Pieter Gerard Witte
  • Patent number: 11560300
    Abstract: A tap dispenser assembly for use with a fluid container including a tap body, a spring button, and a valve. The tap body includes an attachment portion, a dispensing portion, and a fluid channel with an upper wall and a lower wall. The dispensing portion includes a valve stem guide and a guide support. The guide support is above the lower wall and/or the upper wall. The valve is connected to the spring button and is slidingly inserted into the valve stem guide. The tap dispenser assembly has a closed position where the spring button is not depressed and the valve seals the dispensing portion and an open position where the spring button is depressed and the seal between the valve and dispensing portion is broken, allowing fluid to flow from the tap dispenser assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: LB USA FLEXIBLES, INC.
    Inventors: Ronald E. Kieras, Loren L. Brelje, Matthew Ruschmeier
  • Patent number: 11554947
    Abstract: A pressure regulating system for a beverage container system, comprising a first, compartment for containing a pressurized gas, in fluid communication with an outlet space through at least a gas valve for opening and closing a passage between the first compartment and the outlet space, wherein a gas valve control system is provided, comprising a deformable and/or movable wall or wall part of said outlet space, wherein said deformable and/or movable wall part is operably in contact with said gas valve for opening and/or closing said gas valve, wherein a second compartment is provided at a side of the said deformable and/or movable wall part opposite the outlet space, wherein the second compartment is in fluid communication with a third compartment, which third compartment comprises at least one separating wall part and is at least liquid tight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventors: Allard De Groot, Germán Enrique Knoppers, Vincent Schats, Thomas Theodorus Nicolaas Johannes Wagemakers
  • Patent number: 11548022
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dispensing device (2) for dispensing a fluid. The dispensing device (2) comprises a pump device (4) for conveying the fluid from a container (3). The pump device (4) can be actuated preferably by means of an actuating lever (21) of the dispensing device (2) and/or is formed by a flexible bellows (5). Furthermore, a dispenser (1) for dispensing a fluid with a container (3) and a dispensing device (2) is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventors: Guido Burmann, Swen Barenhoff, Bernhard Jasper
  • Patent number: 11548774
    Abstract: A closing unit associable with a keg type container suitable to contain a beverage, and consisting of two cooperating coaxial containers, wherein the external container has anchoring means, or a threaded portion, comprising a valve assembly and a closing device, which can be stably anchored to the threaded portion and configured to reciprocally position with respect to each other the valve assembly and the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventor: Emanuela Covi
  • Patent number: 11548023
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ornamental tactile sanitizer dispenser device for vehicles. The dispenser device functions to tactilely dispense sanitizer for a user and as an ornamental prayer device. The device can be mounted to a dashboard of the vehicle such that the sanitizer device remains within an arm's reach of the driver, thereby enabling the driver to tactilely obtain sanitizer using one hand while controlling the vehicle using the other hand. The device in one embodiment has a pair of bobblehead prayer hands and in another embodiment has a pair of thumbs up hand design. The device comes in a first variant where a nozzle is manually depressed to obtain sanitizer, and a second variant that includes a proximity sensor to automatically depress the nozzle to dispense sanitizer upon detecting a human hand under a nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventor: Mary Larry
  • Patent number: 11545011
    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: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: OP-Hygience IP GmbH
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones
  • Patent number: 11541417
    Abstract: An electric glue gun includes a housing, a glue tube holder arranged at a front end of the housing, and a push rod disposed on the housing and moveable forward and rearward relative to the glue tube holder. A control board, a main switch, an electric motor and a transmission mechanism are provided inside the housing. The main switch is electrically connected to the control board for controlling power on/off, the electric motor is electrically connected to the control board to drive the push rod to move forward or rearward via the transmission mechanism. The electric glue gun further includes a sensor switch for facilitating control of a forward/rearward movement stroke of the push rod, and the sensor switch is electrically connected to the control board, such that the control board determines whether the push rod is moved to a limit position based on information feedback from the sensor switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Zhejiang Prulde Electric Appliance Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Weiming Yang, Ting Han
  • Patent number: 11534778
    Abstract: An apparatus for preparing a cosmetic composition containing an emulsion substance formed by instant emulsification through a microfluidic channel is provided. The apparatus includes a housing defining the appearance of the apparatus and installed with a pump on one side, the pump being operated by a user; an external-phase chamber provided in the housing, and storing an external-phase fluid forming the external phase of the emulsion substance; a dispersed-phase chamber provided in the housing, and storing a dispersed-phase fluid forming the dispersed phase of the emulsion substance. The apparatus further includes a microfluidic channel providing a path for the external-phase fluid and the dispersed-phase fluid to flow for forming the emulsion substance by combining the external-phase fluid with the dispersed-phase fluid; and a tube for discharging the emulsion substance from the microfluidic channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventors: Kyung Sup Han, Jin Nam
  • Patent number: 11535505
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser includes a containing case having an inner containment cavity for containing a first fluid to be dispensed, which is delimited by at least one pair of walls which have a membrane-like structure, at least one first wall of which is placed in contact with the fluid to be dispensed, a second wall of said pair at least partly surrounding the first wall. The dispenser further includes a closable hollow space, positioned between the first wall and the second wall; and a second fluid which, introduced in the hollow space and interacting with the first wall, imparts to the fluid to be dispensed a movement towards an outlet of the case and a simultaneous action at least of expelling to the outside of the case the gases present in the containment cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: BEEXLAB S.R.L.
    Inventor: Diego Pepini
  • Patent number: 11535504
    Abstract: The disclosure generally relates to an automated modular dispensing platform for creating customized beverages (e.g., using various sauces, syrups, sweeteners, colors and/or flavors added to a base beverage). The automated dispensing platform may simultaneously aggregate beverage modifiers or ingredients (e.g., sweetener, flavor, and/or color) and facilitate automated, efficient cleaning cycles for modular beverage dispensers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Starbucks Corporation
    Inventors: Natarajan Venkatakrishnan, Andrew Corlett, Jonathan Levey, Brandon Michael Roberts
  • Patent number: 11524885
    Abstract: A valve closure for dispensing liquid by means of a pressurised gas has an inner sleeve (12) which includes a socket (16) and an annular inner valve seat (18). The inner sleeve carries a ring seal (14) which is urged against an outer valve seat (9) by an outer spring (15). A valve member (21) has an annular sealing face (23) co-operable with the inner valve seat (18) and a spring (24) urges the valve member (21) against the inner valve seat (18). The valve member (21) incorporates a plurality of projections (26) spaced radially from the annular sealing face (23). The valve closure can be used with a dispensing coupler having a tubular probe with a circumferential ring seal and a locking recess to engage the locking fingers of a detachable closing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventors: Philip Andrew Walton, Sergio Sonzogni
  • Patent number: 11517157
    Abstract: A cordless benchtop dispenser for dispensing cleaning liquids includes a container, a housing, and a coupler body structured to effectively provide a single-use container, mitigating possible contamination or hygiene risks associated with users refilling the container as well as operation risks associated with users refilling the container with incompatible liquids or chemicals. In some embodiments, a benchtop dispenser is provided wherein pressing the coupler body onto a neck of the container causes the coupler body to be permanently fixed to the neck. In some embodiments, a benchtop dispenser includes a photoelectric sensor that triggers the controller to operate the motor for a predetermined period, and subsequently triggers the controller to start a timer and actuate the indicator based on elapsed times measured by the timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Lumi International Limited
    Inventors: Wai Shun Choi, Chun Shing Cheng
  • Patent number: 11511299
    Abstract: Tottle for containing and dispensing fluid, including a container endowed with first sealed end and second end featuring a neck, hermetic pump whose body is at least partially housed inside the neck, the pump coupled with the neck of the container by a collar, the pump coupled to a gasket, made as a single piece and including a first lip positioned in contact, in a sealed manner, with the pump body and shaped to fit onto the pump body by interference, and a second lip from which a sealing flange extends, and an intermediate portion which interconnects the first and second lips to form an annular groove facing a flange on the pump, so when the collar is fastened to the neck of the container, the sealing flange on the gasket is between the flange on the pump and a free edge of the container neck.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: LUMSON S.p.A.
    Inventor: Matteo Moretti
  • Patent number: 11505386
    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: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ian Oliver Malott, Joseph Bohache
  • Patent number: 11497291
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a cosmetic container. The cosmetic container includes an inner cap coupled to a mouth of the container that accommodates contents therein, a pump coupled to the inner cap and inserted into the mouth of the container to discharge a fixed amount of contents, a push button provided in an upper portion of the inner cap, operating the pump by a push operation, and having on a side thereof a nozzle to discharge the contents, and a dip tube coupled at one end thereof to the pump to communicate therewith and inclined at the other end thereof downwards in a direction of a tip of the nozzle, a tip of the dip tube being disposed on an edge of a bottom surface of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Bang Bin Yim, Sung Hwan Kim, Kyung Won Kim, Hae Yun Park
  • Patent number: 11485546
    Abstract: A storage container with a spout is provided that can store a coating material. The storage container can include a container body having a shape, which may be a circular shape, polygonal shape, or a rounded-polygonal shape. The container body includes a side wall having first and second ends. The storage container with a spout can include a first opening with a corresponding lid and the spout providing a second opening with a corresponding cap. The storage container can further include a handle formed with an aperture through a side of the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventors: Richard D. Hudson, James J. Johnson, Gustavo A. Morales, Edward Ray Goodwin, Jr., Michael C. Lambertson, Jr., Charles T. Buckel, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11484907
    Abstract: An applicator is proposed comprising an outer sleeve having a cylindrical inner surface and a receiving space for a flowable substance to be applied and an inner sleeve which can be displaced in the outer sleeve and in which a frangible ampule containing the flowable substance is disposed and which has an opening connecting an interior of the inner sleeve to the receiving space of the outer sleeve and an activation means upon whose activation the ampule breaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Inventors: Andreas Hiemer, Alberto C. Sògaro, Sebastian Seitz
  • Patent number: 11478818
    Abstract: An electric glue gun includes a housing, a motor supported by the housing, a bracket which extends from the housing for supporting a glue cartridge, a pushing mechanism, supported by the housing and connected to the motor, comprising a drive rod wherein the pushing mechanism is driven by the motor to enable the drive rod to squeeze glue out of the glue cartridge, and a controller configured to control the motor to enable the drive rod to return by a preset distance after the motor stops driving the drive rod forward or after the drive rod reaches a limited position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Nanjing Chervon Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yufei Ren, Xiangqing Fu, Wenkang Tong
  • Patent number: 11471906
    Abstract: A cosmetic container is disclosed with which the dispensing amount of the content can be varied. A cosmetic container according to one aspect of the invention can include: a storage part that stores a content; a pump that is coupled to the storage part to dispense the content and includes a valve configured to move downward when pressed; a handle that is rotatably coupled to an upper portion of the storage part; a transfer member that is interlocked with the handle and configured to transfer the rotation of the handle to a valve guide; and the valve guide configured to move upward or downward along an exterior of the valve when rotated by the transfer member, where rotating the handle can adjust the relative position of the valve guide with respect to the valve to allow a varying of the dispensing amount of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: SAMHWA, CO., LTD
    Inventor: Kyungchang Lee