Patents Examined by Lien M. Ngo
  • Patent number: 11969744
    Abstract: A sterile spray pump, including a main piston (30), a spray head (40), and a secondary piston (50) fixed inside the spray head (40) and mounted in a vertically movable manner on the main piston (30). A first compression space (10) and a second compression space (20) are formed between the secondary piston (50) and the main piston (30); a main liquid suction cavity (301) communicating with the inner cavity of a container and an air supply port (302) communicating with the main liquid suction cavity (301) are provided in the main piston (30); the air supply port (302) communicates with the second compression space (20), a filter element (601) is fixedly provided in the air supply port (302); the secondary piston (50) includes a secondary liquid suction cavity (501) communicating with the main liquid suction cavity (301), a first exhaust member (502), and a second exhaust member (503).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventor: Yunhua Deng
  • Patent number: 11958066
    Abstract: A packaging for storing and dispensing fluid contents comprises a body defining a reservoir, wherein the body comprises a base with an aperture defined therein, a receptacle configured to store the fluid contents therein is received within the reservoir of the body, and a one-way valve positioned in the aperture. The packaging further comprises an actuator comprising a channel and an opening configured to dispense the fluid contents out of the packaging. An intermediate connecting member comprising a first connection portion configured to engage the actuator, a bellow, a second connection portion configured to engage the body, and a duckbill valve integrally formed thereon extends between the body and the actuator. The duckbill valve is aligned with the channel, and the fluid contents of the receptacle flow out of the duckbill valve, through the channel, and out of the opening upon a user applying an input to the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: RLM Group Ltd.
    Inventors: Robert L. Murphy, Charles A. Curtiss
  • Patent number: 11939209
    Abstract: A metering pump for dispensing a fuel additive includes a pump body, an inlet and an outlet at which fuel additive respectively enters and exits the metering pump, a piston contained within a piston bore and being configured to draw fuel additive into the metering pump through the inlet and to dispense fuel additive from the metering pump through the outlet, an inflow valve configured to permit fuel additive to flow in a single direction away from the inlet and to prevent fuel additive from flowing in an opposite direction back into the inlet, and an outflow valve configured to permit fuel additive to flow in the single direction towards the outlet, wherein the metering pump has a configuration in which the inlet, the outlet, the piston, the piston bore, the inflow valve, and the outflow valve are centrally positioned along a central plane of the pump body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Wayne Fueling Systems LLC
    Inventor: James David DiRocco, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11932475
    Abstract: A food dispenser for use by manual-dexterity challenged people is disclosed. The dispenser comprises a hollow cylindrical base, a container for containing a plurality of select food items, a cylindrical cap disposed through a hollow cylindrical collar mounted atop the container and joined thereto by interfitting surface portions. The dispenser includes a piston and a compression spring disposed in an interior region of the base and abutting a portion of the base and the piston for biasing the piston and base apart and for maintaining a predetermined spacing therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: The Goodie Jar, LLC
    Inventor: Lawrence Canada
  • Patent number: 11931611
    Abstract: A portable fuel container configured to prevent liquid fuel contained therein from being entirely emptied from the container. The amount of liquid fuel retained in the container can be sufficient to maintain a fuel-to-air ratio in the container at a fuel-rich level that prevents combustion within the container if the container were to be placed near an ignition source or if an ignition source were to somehow enter the container. The container can also include other safety features such as, for example, a flash suppressor located at the fill opening, an extra wide fill opening, and/or an easily controllable dispensing spout. When a flash suppressor is employed, the perforations in the flash suppressor can be configured to retain fuel therein after fuel has been dispensed from the container and the flash suppressor is no longer submerged in fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: No Spill, LLC
    Inventor: Thomas M. Cray
  • Patent number: 11919015
    Abstract: A gas-filled resilient body and uses thereof are described. The gas-filled resilient body may be used as a valve member, as a spring or as a gas-propelled dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventors: Paulo Nervo, Dennis Van Melick, Dominicus Jan Van Wijk
  • Patent number: 11919018
    Abstract: An apparatus for volume-controlled portioning of cleaning fluid, having a housing and having a piston unit which is arranged displaceably in the housing and which displaces a cleaning fluid from a chamber into an outflow channel. In order to provide an improved apparatus, which permits exact portioning with reduced temperature dependency and in a cleaning sequence which is as quick as possible. It is proposed that the piston unit includes a piston body and at least one valve device which is arranged on the piston body and which ensures that the chamber is filled with the cleaning fluid during the reverse movement of the piston unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventor: Torsten Hahn
  • Patent number: 11910903
    Abstract: A container unit (2) including a plurality of sub-container portions (4) defining a plurality of chambers for containing a liquid substance, a mixing chamber (10) downstream of the sub-container portions, a selecting mechanism for selecting one or more liquid substances from the sub-container portions, and a spray actuator (6) for dispensing a single liquid substance product from one sub-container portion or a mixture of liquid substances from two or more of the plurality of sub-container portions (4), wherein the sub-container portions (4) are individually removable from the container unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Viviana London Limited
    Inventor: Michael Edwards
  • Patent number: 11912472
    Abstract: A self-closing dispensing valve is made of an elastic material and includes a valve head with a dispensing orifice, a circular peripheral retaining flange spaced apart from the valve head in an axial direction, and a connector sleeve integrally connected with the valve head on one end and the retaining flange on another end. The elastic material is a plastomer or a thermoplastic elastomer. The connector sleeve is substantially form stable. The valve head is connected to an upper end of the connector sleeve by a hinge portion that is U-shaped in cross section. The wall thickness of the hinge portion is smaller than the wall thickness of the connector sleeve and is staggered at the transition between the connector sleeve and the hinge portion. Alternatively, if the connector sleeve is omitted, then the valve head is directly connected to the retaining flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Weener Plastics Group B.V.
    Inventors: Marcel Pater, Alwin Mertens, Sebastiaan Wilhelmus Josephus Den Boer, Lenny Marita Ellenkamp-Van Olst
  • Patent number: 11905100
    Abstract: A receptacle having a fitment or straw that allows the user to dispense a flowable solution, typically a liquid, into the oral cavity, and to collect the solution back into the container for disposal. The receptacle contains a solution, such as mouth rinse, which is dispensed into the user's mouth by applying pressure to the receptacle. When the user is finished with the solution, the lips are placed around the straw or fitment, again forming a seal, the solution is expelled and returned into the receptacle without leakage. The straw may contain a baffle to avoid spillage while handling the receptacle with the cap off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventor: Lance W. Schneier
  • Patent number: 11896109
    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 dispenser comprising a pump assembly and a sleeve or housing for containing a replaceable cartridge of a specific type of product, such as a foundation. The cartridge is an air-less cartridge that may be releasably secured to the dispenser or pump assembly such that a user may remove the cartridge from the dispenser or pump and replace the cartridge with another cartridge containing the same or a different product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: IM Pro Makeup NY LP
    Inventors: Oran Holtzman, Maayan Gianella
  • Patent number: 11897641
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an aerosol container made of plastic, the container having a neck, the opening of which is closeable in a pressure-tight manner by a valve unit that can be actuated by a pushbutton, the container being Tillable with a liquid or gaseous propellant and a liquid to be sprayed. The aerosol container can be an injection cast preform with an elongated tubular preform body. The preform body is closed by a dome-shaped convex preform base, beyond which an integrally formed stand region projects in an axial direction. The preform body adjoins the opening of the neck at the opposite axial longitudinal ends of the preform body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventor: Robert Siegl
  • Patent number: 11891294
    Abstract: A system for dispensing fluid. The system includes a fluid cartridge having a fluid outlet spout, a carbonated fluid outlet, a still water outlet, and a non-contact drop sensor for detecting a number of drops dispensed from the fluid outlet spout. The fluid outlet spout, the carbonated fluid outlet, and the still water outlet are configured to dispense fluid into a beverage vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: BE THE CHANGE LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Lee von Kraus, Sunjay Guleria, Mohini Guleria, Neil Guleria, Will McLeod, Christian von Heifner
  • Patent number: 11884477
    Abstract: A valve for dispensing a fluid from a container and a dispensing apparatus with such a valve are proposed. The valve has a spring device for returning a valve element to a closed position, the spring device being integral with the valve element. The spring device has a contact area for contact with a counterface of a valve body, the contact area forming an elevation of an outer surface of the spring device. The spring device and the counterface are in point contact with each other in any position of the valve element. The materials of the contact area and the counterface are matched to each other in such a way that they slide silently on each other. A seal of the valve is made of polyethylene or a thermoplastic elastomer. The valve is preferably designed as a full plastic valve and is easily recyclable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventors: Bernhard Jasper, Guido Burmann, Lukas Kurosky
  • Patent number: 11883839
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes a mobile liquid dispensing system adaptable to be implemented on an arm-bed truck. The disclosure includes an apparatus comprising a spray rig capable of engaging arms of an arm-bed truck, and a carrier operable to be hoisted by an arm-bed truck. A method of mobile liquid dispersion is also presented that be performed from an arm-bed truck. The disclosure offers many advantages in the art, including novel uses of an arm-bed truck and a spray rig that is resistant to damage from impacts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Andrew Atchison LLC
    Inventor: Andrew Atchison
  • Patent number: 11883835
    Abstract: A discrete product refill container and a rigid outer shell container. The refill container includes a product chamber and a fitment secured thereto. The fitment includes a ledge which is suitable for resting on a ledge of the rigid outer shell container while permitting the product chamber to pass into the shell interiorly to the ledge. It may also include a rim for grasping by transfer equipment. The fitment includes a destructive cover, i.e., one which cannot readily be re-closed, so that the consumer can easily make the product within the refill available for pumping, as desired. The rigid outer shell container can be snap fit closed. The refill bottle may be a pouch or a thin walled bottle, with a fitment. The fitment may serve to support the bottle in an inverted position for display or storage. The refill bottle may also include an integral ledge for support in the rigid outer shell container, instead of a discrete fitment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Slavica Cesare, Lauren Alicia Ugliuzza, Graham Keith Lacy, Jonathan Edward Mason, Gregory Lalier
  • Patent number: 11882968
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a dispenser system comprising a dispenser and a replaceable liquid container, and a dispensing mechanism causing fluid to be discharged from the liquid container upon actuation and comprising a pump unit for discharging said liquid; said dispenser also comprising a detection unit for detecting displacement of said pump unit; and wherein information related to said displacement can be transmitted to an external computer unit. The pump unit is configured with a displaceable element which, upon actuation, has a linear motion during discharging of liquid, that the displaceable element interacts with a rotating gear element, and that the gear element is associated with a sensor of the magnetometer type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventors: Dan Wanninger, Erol Searfoss, Peter Bergman
  • Patent number: 11873157
    Abstract: An aerosol actuator, delivery system, and a method. The actuator includes a plunger and a housing for engagement with an activation valve for controlling delivery of an aerosol from an aerosol container. A channel extends through the plunger from a front to a bottom side. The channel defines a ventral opening along a front side and a dorsal opening along a bottom side. The dorsal opening is configured to receive and be supported by a stem of an activation valve of an aerosol container against the top side wall of an upper sidewall of the housing. A partial opening of a bore along a top side of the upper sidewall and a sliced opening formed along a back side allows the plunger to fit through to the inside of the upper sidewall. A releasable holding mechanism extends along a bore in a lower sidewall of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventors: Paula Upchurch, Mark Upchurch
  • Patent number: 11868083
    Abstract: An example of a container is disclosed. The example disclosed herein comprises an impermeable container wall, a container releasing valve, and a gas vessel. The impermeable container wall defines the boundaries of an inner volume of the container. The container releasing valve is installed in the container wall to release gas from the inner volume of the container to the outside of the container. The gas vessel is installed in the inner volume of the container. The gas vessel comprises a gas vessel wall, a pressurized vessel gas, and a gas vessel releasing system. The gas vessel wall defines the boundaries of an inner volume of the gas vessel, wherein the gas vessel wall is impermeable and allows for a pressure difference between the inner volume of the gas vessel and an outer volume of the gas vessel. A pressurized vessel gas is enclosed within the inner volume of the gas vessel. And a gas releasing system is to release a certain quantity of the vessel gas to the inner volume of the gas container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Gabriel McDaniel, Jeff Luke, Justin Pettingill
  • Patent number: 11866081
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various mobile battery powered beverage distribution and marketing carts, kiosks, systems, and methods for operating, transporting, charging, maintaining, optimizing, and storing these mobile battery powered beverage distribution and marketing carts. The mobile battery powered beverage carts may generally comprise a wheeled base, upper workstation, at least one storage and/or refrigerated compartment, a battery, and a large viewing screen for displaying marketing and/or entertainment content thereon. The battery within the cart is configured to operate any electrical componentry on the cart, so that the cart can be independently operable away from any electrical wall outlets. These carts can be customized with any number of options or accessories to meet particular demands and be temporarily deployed to areas where demand, or crowd size, is highest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Green Cubes Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Mohammed Alobaidi, Calvin Ting, Goo Sung