Patents Examined by Lien M. Ngo
  • Patent number: 11117149
    Abstract: The present application relates to the design of a class of beauty products that facilitates personalized replenishment. The physical product is a new type of case comprising one or two sides or chambers, where each chamber retains a cartridge of a specific type of product, such as a foundation. For example, in an embodiment where the case of the present invention comprises a single chamber product, the cartridge may contain a single type of foundation. In an embodiment where the present invention comprises a case capable of retaining two cartridges, or comprises two product chambers, one cartridge may hold a relatively lightweight foundation, and the other may hold a long-wear foundation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: IM PRO MAKEUP NY LP
    Inventor: Oran Holtzman
  • Patent number: 11089915
    Abstract: Dispensers of the present technology are configured to receive a replaceable refill cartridge, and may include a back housing, a front cover, a control unit, a refill housing configured to receive a refill cartridge, and a switch board positioned between the refill housing and the back housing. Dispensers may also include at least one refill guide removably connected to the refill housing. The switch board may include at least one switch operatively connected to the control unit. The at least one switch may be a refill recognition switch configured to send at least a refill recognition signal to the control unit indicating that a refill cartridge is present in the refill housing, or a refill size switch configured to send a refill size signal to the control unit indicating a size of the refill cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: XELA Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: Todd J. Muderlak
  • Patent number: 11077515
    Abstract: A nozzle assembly for a welding torch is disclosed. The nozzle assembly comprises a nozzle, a contact tip, and a gas diffuser assembly. The gas diffuser assembly comprises a gas diffuser, coupled to an insulator. The gas diffuser is also coupled to a gooseneck and the contact tip. The nozzle is coupled to the gas diffuser assembly, such that the contact tip is retained within the nozzle. The nozzle and gas diffuser assembly further include complementary engagement features to couple the nozzle to the gas diffuser assembly. The nozzle also includes a spatter deflector configured to deflect or block spatter from obstructing gas holes of the gas diffuser assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Bradley Eugene Whipple, Jeffrey G. Wells
  • Patent number: 11051878
    Abstract: An elongate medical device shaft may comprise an elongate body and an annular electrode disposed on the elongate body. The annular electrode may define a longitudinal axis and have an outer diameter. The outer diameter may be greater at an axial center of the electrode than at an axial end of the electrode. Additionally or alternatively, the elongate body may comprise three longitudinal sections having three wall thicknesses. The middle wall thickness may be less than the proximal and distal wall thicknesses and the distal wall thickness may be less than the proximal wall thickness. Additionally or alternatively, the shaft may comprise an inner cylindrical structure and an outer tube. The outer tube may comprise a first radial layer and a second radial layer that is radially-outward of the first radial layer, the first radial layer, second radial layer, and inner structure having different stiffnesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary L. Helgeson, Alexander C. Houck, John Her, Salo Arias, Somally Mom, Brian M. Monahan, Neil D. Hawkinson, James R. Nigg, James C. Marrs, Xuan Ye Khieu, Troy T. Tegg, Jill A. LaFavor, Israel A. Byrd
  • Patent number: 11053063
    Abstract: The invention comprises a dispensing device having an elongated body, a sidewall which is elliptical in at least a portion of its cross-section, an open top end, and a dispensing bottom end. The device comprises a ratchet, ratchet support member, dial, telescoping members, and an elliptical plunger. The ratchet support member and dial each engage the ratchet to allow movement in certain directions and prevent movement in other directions, beyond a certain point. A first telescoping member having the smallest diameter is affixed to the ratchet. The interior diameter of a second telescoping member is larger than the exterior diameter of the first telescoping member, such that the first telescoping member is configured to nest within the interior of the second telescoping member. The first telescoping member may be extended a distance through the dispenser body via rotation of the ratchet. The plunger is affixed to the telescoping member having the largest diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, Inc.
    Inventors: James Eric Johanson, Chad E. Lagace
  • Patent number: 11053043
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an arrangement for emptying a flexible container (30) of bag contents (31) therein. Such a flexible container includes a bottom opening (34) in its lower end and a top opening (37) in its upper end. When this container is to be emptied of its contents, it is placed in an emptying arrangement in such a way that the container's bottom opening lies below the top opening. The flexible container is then turned around an axis of rotation that unites said bottom opening and top opening. The turning motion produced is gradually propagated from the container's upper end towards its lower end whereby the container is twisted into a tight string (32). This twisting contributes to removing the bag contents (31) from the flexible container via the bottom opening (34) provided or made therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: FLUID-BAG LTD
    Inventor: Henry Segerstam
  • Patent number: 11046573
    Abstract: A shaked beverage dispensing apparatus (1) comprising: a beverage dispenser (2); a housing (30), including a cavity (32) for holding the beverage dispenser (2), a weighted cork (18) which blocks an outlet (29) from the beverage dispenser, a first nozzle (12) extending from the outlet (29), a second nozzle (27) which is movable in relation to the first nozzle (12), a lifting bracket (26) attached to or abutting the second nozzle (27), a lifting mechanism (41) attached to one end of the lifting bracket (26), a lifting rod (28), an outer funnel (35) at least partly beneath the first and second nozzles, the lifting bracket 26 capable of being raised by the lifting mechanism (41) to raise the second nozzle (27), causing the lifting rod (28) to dislodge the weighted cork (18) allowing beverage to flow from the outlet (29) and through the first and second nozzles, and thence through the outer funnel (35), the outer funnel (35) remaining fixed during the movement of the second nozzle (27).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Inventor: Patrick Lenox Rhule
  • Patent number: 11049353
    Abstract: A supplying apparatus and a supplying method of granular material in which granular material is supplied to a measuring container provided on a lower side so as to reach a target measurement value which is determined in advance. The supplying apparatus includes a storage container storing granular material, a valve body provided in the storage container so as to be opened when granular material is supplied, and a control section controlling open and close operations of the valve body. The control section keeps the valve body at an open position until a detection value of a detecting section of the measuring container becomes a predetermined value smaller than the target measurement value when the target measurement value exceeds a threshold value which is determined in advance. The control section opens the valve body in a pulsed way until the detection value of the detecting section becomes the target measurement value when the target measurement value is under the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Kabushikikaisha Matsui Seisakusho
    Inventors: Hajime Kawakami, Yuya Yoneda
  • Patent number: 11027910
    Abstract: The invention relates to a piston for an optionally pressurized container, the piston having a sidewall, an upper side and a bottom side, and at least a first circumferential seal, wherein at least the upper side of the piston is closed by a closure and made of a first elastic material, wherein the upper side is configured to deform upon a pressure change acting on the upper side, wherein the sidewall is made of a second material which is different from the first elastic material, wherein the first circumferential seal is positioned on the sidewall on its outer surface. The invention further relates to an optionally pressurized container comprising a piston as mentioned above, to a process of discharging a product from said container and to a process of manufacturing said container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stefano Bartolucci, Andrew William Franckhauser, William Mercer Benson, Nathan Daniel Grubbs
  • Patent number: 11027960
    Abstract: Disclosed are exemplary embodiments of apparatus, systems and methods relating to transfer of fluids to/from containers and/or storage/transport of fluids in containers. In an exemplary embodiment, an apparatus comprises a container including a fitment having an opening. The apparatus may include a valve within the fitment. The valve may be configured to inhibit fluid flow out of the container. The apparatus may also include a transfer tube configured to be positioned through the opening of the fitment. The transfer tube may engage and open the valve to thereby provide an open passage to/from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventor: David G. Kraenzle
  • Patent number: 11021291
    Abstract: A bottle is provided. In one aspect, the bottle includes an outer wall. An inner wall is surrounded by the outer wall and is separated from the outer wall by a first distance. A curved base extends from the inner wall. The curved base includes a concave area centrally disposed with respect to the inner wall. The concave area is configured to receive a tablet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: One Home Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: Sarah Lee Paiji, Lucas Lerman Lappe, Arthur Kenzo Debaigue
  • Patent number: 11022406
    Abstract: An defense substance spray canister is provided. The defense substance spray canister includes a cylindrical outer tube defining a longitudinal axis of the defense substance spray canister through an axial center of the cylindrical outer tube, a defense substance storage container contained within the cylindrical outer tube, the defense substance storage container including a valve operable to selectively release a flow of defense substance, an activation sleeve centered upon the longitudinal axis and, based upon relative movement of the activation sleeve relative to the cylindrical outer tube, operable to activate the valve, and a sleeve force transmission assembly operable to transform the relative movement of the activation sleeve relative to the cylindrical outer tube into an activation force upon the valve operable to selectively release the flow of defense substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Inventor: Adrian Rice
  • Patent number: 11015966
    Abstract: A dosing device for the continuous, gravimetric dosing of pourable material particularly rough fuels, wherein a flow of material Is conveyed from a charging opening to an emptying opening in a housing with a rotor which is driven about a vertical rotation axis, while determining the instantaneous load over a measuring section, and with a force measuring device which detects the instantaneous toad of the flow of material guided via the rotor comprising a plurality of ribs and a peripheral ring said ribs being attached to the peripheral ring, and said ribs defining a number of chambers inside the peripheral ring for carrying material during operation wherein an elastic peripheral sealing lip is arranged on the peripheral ring and engaging an upper housing wall such that an outer peripheral volume of the inside of the housing is sealed from a central volume of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: FLSmidth A/S
    Inventors: Armin Hauser, Daniel Kasperek
  • Patent number: 11014119
    Abstract: A dispensing lid is provided comprising: a proximal end that is adapted to be attached to a container; a distal end; and a cavity extending from the proximal end to the distal end, wherein a release port and a plate-like tap are provided at the distal end; and the release port is communicated with the cavity and comprises an opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Kiss Nail Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Siyong Sung
  • Patent number: 11013869
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser comprising a body (1), a fluid reservoir (2), a dispenser member, such as a pump or a valve, mounted on said reservoir (2), and a dose indicator device for indicating the number of doses of fluid that have been dispensed or that remain to be dispensed from said reservoir, the dispenser being characterized in that said dose indicator device includes a first safety system for actuating the dose indicator device once the dispenser has performed a predetermined incomplete actuation stroke, even if the dispenser does not perform the complete actuation stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Fabien Poulard, Jean-Denis Sauzade, Yann Roard
  • Patent number: 10994299
    Abstract: A two-component adhesive system pumps a first adhesive component and a second adhesive component into a replaceable mixing unit that can be periodically replaced when the adhesive has cured in the mixing unit. The adhesive system may have a robotic arm coupled to a gripper unit which has an open configuration and a closed configuration. In the open configuration, the gripper unit releases the mixing unit allowing the mixing unit to be replaced. The robotic arm may moves the gripper unit to install a replacement mixing unit. The gripper unit can be moved to the closed configuration and the adhesive can be pumped through the mixing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Arrival Limited
    Inventors: Artem Minichev, Ivan Kononov
  • Patent number: 10987689
    Abstract: A bottle and a bottle cap device thereof are provided. In the bottle cap device, the outer-cap outer ring is threadedly connected with the inner-cap outer ring, the outer-cap inner ring penetrates through the inner-cap inner ring, the lower end of the outer-cap inner ring protrudes for a distance from the inner-cap inner ring, and the guide tube is arranged to extend in the outer-cap inner ring. The distance is sufficient to allow the end cap to be connected with the lower end of the outer-cap inner ring in a releasably sealing manner, and when the outer-cap outer ring is turned toward the loosening direction, the distance is sufficiently shortened to allow the end cap abutting with the inner-cap inner ring; while the end cap is connected with the inner-cap inner ring, the guide tube is connected with the end-cap hole, such that a stockage space is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Zhejiang Yuejia Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Jing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10988298
    Abstract: A container assembly for flowable materials, the container assembly comprising: a reusable outer supporting container; and a disposable inner plastic liner; wherein the reusable outer supporting container comprises an outlet pipe comprising a first outlet pipe section connected to the reusable outer supporting container and a second outlet pipe section releasably connectable to the first outlet pipe section, wherein the second outlet pipe section comprises a valve for selectively closing off the second outlet pipe section, and wherein at least one of the first outlet pipe section and the second outlet pipe section comprises an annular recess; and wherein the disposable inner plastic liner comprises a tubular outlet portion, wherein the tubular outlet portion comprises an outer flange configured to be captured between the first outlet pipe section and the second outlet pipe section, and further wherein the outer flange of the tubular outlet portion comprises an annular protrusion configured to be received in t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: CDF Corporation
    Inventors: Joseph Sullivan, James Plunkett
  • Patent number: 10987688
    Abstract: The invention relates to a packaging device comprising a bottle containing a product to be distributed and having a neck, and a dispensing device comprising a body arranged in the neck. A cache masking the body of the dispensing device is arranged in the neck of the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Louis Vuitton Malletier
    Inventors: Celine Dupont, Aurelie Seurat, Benedicte Gory, Dephine Billebeau
  • Patent number: 10981702
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a drip hose, comprising a hose body and a drip head inner plug. A sealing post is fixed in the opening of the hose body, a sealing ring is fixed in the interior of the drip head inner plug, the drip head inner plug is capped in the hose body, the sealing post blocks the sealing ring, the sealing post, the sealing ring and the drip head inner plug jointly form a storage space; a small liquid outlet aperture is arranged in the sealing ring, and a small liquid outlet hole is arranged in the head of the drip head inner plug, and the small liquid outlet aperture is in communication with both the storage space and the opening of the hose body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventors: Debin Yan, Shenzhou Li, Jing Ouyang