Patents Examined by Michael J Melaragno
  • Patent number: 10808885
    Abstract: For a lubricant press (1), a follower piston (13) is proposed that can be inserted into a cartridge (4) and is matched to a closing wall (6) of a cartridge holder (3), such that the follower piston (13) in the used-up cartridge (4) lies against the closing wall (6) in a planar manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Pressol—Schmiegeräte Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung
    Inventor: Rudolf Schlenker
  • Patent number: 10787306
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing a viscous material contained in a flexible package includes a body extending along a longitudinal axis that has a first end, an opposite second end, a cavity configured to receive the flexible package, and a handle assembly coupled to the first end. The handle assembly has a fixed handle, a trigger pivotally coupled to the fixed handle, and a rod extending between the fixed handle and the trigger into the cavity. A plurality of dispensing valves are positioned at the second end of the body and configured to dispense the viscous material, and a piston is movably disposed in the cavity for engagement with the flexible package. As the trigger is pivoted toward the fixed handle, the rod moves along the longitudinal axis toward the piston such that the piston engages the flexible package and the viscous material dispenses through the plurality of dispensing valves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Server Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald A. Rusch
  • Patent number: 10780454
    Abstract: A sealant applicator nozzle, of the present technology, has a fan-shaped profile, with a broad concave arc that defines a distal end of the nozzle and provides the nozzle with a tooling edge. The concave tooling edge, along with the outlet orifice, and two surface-contact edges are positioned to equidistantly straddle a lap joint to be sealed when in operation. In methods of using the nozzle, a wide ribbon of sealant is applied in a smoothly arched geometry, forming a segment of a circle, over a lap joint so that the thickest part of the arch is centered directly on the edge of the overlapping material that forms the lap joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: SASHCO, INC.
    Inventors: Wayne L. Summons, Elliot P. Summons, Kurt Van Ulmer, Scott Tunney
  • Patent number: 10779554
    Abstract: A dual valve injector assembly having a base; a passageway in the base for receiving a food product; a first draw valve in communication with the passageway and a first spout, the first spout dispensing the food product at a first draw rate; and a second draw valve in communication with the passageway and a second spout, the second spout dispensing the food product at a second draw rate; wherein the second draw rate is lower than the first draw rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: TAYLOR COMMERCIAL FOODSERVICE, LLC
    Inventor: Robert K. Newton
  • Patent number: 10773433
    Abstract: A cartridge for a medium to be dispensed includes a head part having a dispensing outlet and a film forming a cartridge wall, with the film surrounding a cartridge chamber for the medium to be dispensed, extending at least partially (along an axial extension) in a longitudinal direction of the cartridge and having a front end being connected to the head part. The film is preferably a multilayer film having at least two layers formed from different materials, and the front end of the film is sealingly and non-releasably embedded in the head part of the cartridge, so that an end face of the front end of the film is covered, in particular completely covered, by the head part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventors: Tobias Bodenmüller, Richard Lavelanet, Victor Clemens
  • Patent number: 10773944
    Abstract: A smart vessel containment and dispensing unit capable of communication and data sharing across various wireless transmission protocols to linked devices. It has a visual display interface, is capable of cooling, pressurizing and storing the contents of an open growler as well as collecting data about the beverage, data regarding consumption of the beverage, as well as demographic data about the user that is relayed to and interpreted by a data analytical unit that can generate and transmit data to the consumer about beverage related matters. The containment will internally accommodate a beverage growler in an aesthetic transportable, energy efficient envelope that may be stored on a countertop, in a cabinet, or taken on the go. It will provide the consumer with all the information about the contents of the growler as well as their identification and physical parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Donald Christian Maier
  • Patent number: 10759590
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention is directed to a portable paste dispenser having a container for storing paste, the container having a cylindrical part and a conical part, a nozzle at the end of the conical part, a piston, disposed inside the cylindrical part of the container, and a shaft connected to the piston, the shaft having a limited foldability so that when the shaft is pushed towards the piston, it still is able to move the piston along the cylindrical part, where the piston includes foldable bellows walls, thereby upon applying force on the piston, the piston straightens up, resulting in a conical form correspondingly to the conical part, thereby allowing fully emptying the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventor: Hillel Harris
  • Patent number: 10737285
    Abstract: A system for dispensing a fluid, such as a hand soap or the like. The system includes a dispenser and/or a refill cartridge. The dispenser includes a dispenser body having a refill cavity, a dispenser lid configured to be coupled to the dispenser body, and a pump sub-system mounted to the dispenser lid. The pump sub-system includes a first dip tube, a dispensing orifice, and a pump. The refill cartridge includes a cartridge body having a fluid cavity, a store of a fluid in the fluid cavity, and a second dip tube extending into the store of the fluid. The refill cartridge is configured for slidable insertion into and removal from the refill cavity of the dispenser body. The dispenser lid may be coupled to the dispenser body thereby mating the first and second dip tubes to enable dispensing of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Kiat-Cheong Toh, Peter Fallat, II, Francis Tatu, Brian Balamucki
  • Patent number: 10737926
    Abstract: Device 5 for connecting a gas line 6 to a bag-in-container type of container 3, comprising a first 61 and a second part 62, movably connected to said first part 61, wherein one of the first or second part 61, 62 comprises a coupling opening 60 with coupling elements 67 for connecting the device 5 to a part of a bag-in-container type container 3 extending inside coupling opening 60. The connecting device 5 comprises a connecting element 70, movable between an extended position wherein the connecting element 70 extends partly inside coupling opening 60 and a retracted position in which the connecting element 70 extends less or not into coupling opening 60, the connecting device 5 further comprising a mechanism 72 for moving the connecting element 70 between the extended and the retracted position by relative movement of first and second parts 61, 62.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: HEINEKEN SUPPLY CHAIN B.V.
    Inventors: Pieter Gerard Witte, Arie Maarten Paauwe, Bart Jan Bax
  • Patent number: 10730595
    Abstract: An inflator including in combination, an inflator body having at one end an input for receiving the neck of a gas cartridge, a manifold assembly intended to be fluidly connected to an inflatable, a combination automatic and manual actuator assembly including a spring-loaded actuator including a pierce pin for fracturing a frangible seal of the gas cartridge, a bobbin with a dissolvable pill that retains the spring-loaded actuator in a cocked position by an annular ring seat that engages the bobbin and a hood connected onto the end of the inflator body, the hood including an inwardly-extending tab that engages the actuator to securely retain the hood onto the end of the inflator body by means of the inwardly-extending tab being grasped by the forked end of the actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Halkey-Roberts Corporation
    Inventor: Lyman Fawcett
  • Patent number: 10722911
    Abstract: A dispensing unit for dispensing a fluid product includes a reservoir for packaging the product, that has a body surmounted by a neck defining an upper opening, a system for dispensing the product, and a device for fixing the dispensing system to the reservoir. The fixing device consists of one single part having securing means on the neck of the reservoir actuated by an axial translational movement and disconnection means with respect to the neck of the reservoir actuated by a rotational movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventors: Charles Surin, Sylvain Theroude
  • Patent number: 10723526
    Abstract: A bottle assembly that includes a bottle with a finish having a mouth for containing an E-liquid. The mouth of the bottle is sealed with a plug having an anti-drip well. The anti-drip well sized to prevent inadvertent spillage of the E-liquid contained within the bottle. An annular cap protrusion of the plug can engage with a channel on an upper portion of the bottle to attach the plug with the upper portioned with the mouth of the bottle. A lower channel edge can include a notch that can be used as a wedge to incrementally remove the plug from the mouth of the bottle without damage thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Chubby Gorilla, Inc.
    Inventor: Ibrahiem H. Aboabdo
  • Patent number: 10723543
    Abstract: The present device dispenses product from a pressurized container. The device has a metered valve that dispenses a predetermined fixed quantity of product upon actuation. The metered valve can be configured by the customer with a spacer to affect the amount of product continually metered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: PRECISION VALVE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ran Plaschkes, Kai Theo Bauer, Rainer Heetfeld
  • Patent number: 10717566
    Abstract: The disclosure concerns an erecting spout cap for pouring liquid from containers without removal of the cap itself. The erecting spout cap comprises a lever in the outer lining of the cap embodiment, a memory recoil tongue, and a spout embedded in the casing of the cap, wherein relieving the use of two hands to open and close liquid containers. The lever is engaged with one finger which slides the seal of the cap open. The inner annular wall comprises a concave means to align the erecting spout cap with a stopper material. The serving spout comprises a type of “funnel” to precede passing liquid. An erecting and auto-retracting spout in a closure article thus secures liquid contents from foreign objects and provides a direct and accurate pour.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Johnathan James Williams
  • Patent number: 10710106
    Abstract: A replacement nozzle for an aerosol canister including a body section including a body channel and an exit aperture in fluidic communication with the body channel, a flange section including a flange channel positioned in fluidic communication with the body channel, and an attachment section including an attachment channel positioned in fluidic communication with the flange channel, an entry aperture positioned in fluidic communication with the attachment channel, and a thread positioned on an outer surface of the attachment section operable to removably attach the replacement nozzle to a stem of an aerosol canister. The attachment of the replacement nozzle enables depression of the stem of the aerosol canister resulting in expulsion of an aerosol comprised by the aerosol canister into the replacement nozzle through the entry aperture, through the attachment channel, through the flange channel, through the body channel, and exit from the replacement nozzle through the exit aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Jack Leedy
  • Patent number: 10703619
    Abstract: A beverage dispenser has a diluent manifold that dispensing a first diluent, a second diluent, or a mixed diluent to a beverage dispensing valve that receives and dispense the first diluent, the second diluent, or the mixed diluent with a concentrate from a concentrate source. The diluent manifold has a first inlet configured to receive the first diluent, a second inlet configured to receive the second diluent and an outlet that dispenses the first diluent, the second diluent, or a mixed diluent comprising the first diluent and the second diluent. A flow control spool is included that selectively permits the first diluent, the second diluent, or both the first diluent and the second diluent to convey through the diluent manifold such that the first diluent, the second diluent, or the mixed diluent dispenses from the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Cornelius, Inc.
    Inventors: David K. Njaastad, Stan Valsaint, E. Scott Sevcik
  • Patent number: 10696531
    Abstract: Examples disclosed herein relate to a dispensing device including a syrup unit which transmits via one or more orifices one or more syrups and water to a dispensing block, a syrup source coupled to the syrup unit which provides the one or more syrups to the syrup unit, a water source which provides water to the syrup unit, and a cf valve coupled to a first orifice upstream of a solenoid valve where the cf valve provides a first range of pressures to the solenoid valve and where the first orifice is coupled to the dispensing block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: GATE CFV SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: John Newton, Peter Brooke, Dustin Hartsfield, Michael Cheney, Gillian Callaghan
  • Patent number: 10696536
    Abstract: A delivering tap for delivering liquids from a container includes a main body with a connecting element having fitting means with the container, and a supporting body adapted to be closed by a plug associated with a cam seal, the supporting body comprising a first opening for exiting liquid, and sealing means associated with the first opening and plug, the supporting body comprising external guiding means obtained on its external surface to guide the plug in the opening and closing of the plug cooperating with a cam profile, the plug comprising a central cylinder having lower sealing means obtained at its lower end and adapted to be coupled with the sealing means of the main body to determine the seal of the plug next to the first opening, the cam profile being made of two parts, the first part on the plug and the second part on the cam seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Vitop Moulding S.R.L.
    Inventor: Diego Nini
  • Patent number: 10696534
    Abstract: A product package includes a container and a lid coupled to the container for rotation about an axis relative to the container. The product package further includes a child-resistant lock configured normally to block access to the contents of the container at the selection of an adult user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: Jordan French, Scott L. Fisher, Steven Gift, John A. Vassallo
  • Patent number: 10683197
    Abstract: A flow meter water cap system for tracking water consumption includes a bottle cap apparatus and at least one bottle vessel. The bottle cap apparatus comprises a cap body having a central spout extension and a principal aperture extending therethrough. A cap top is slidingly coupled around the spout extension and is selectively engageable with a cylindrical stopper to seal and alternatively unseal the principal aperture. An electronics housing is coupled within a thread depression of the cap body and has a flow aperture aligned with the principal aperture. A flow meter, a CPU, a transceiver, and a battery are coupled within the cavity. The flow meter is configured to detect a volume of fluid flowing through the flow aperture and the transceiver shares information from the flow meter and the battery. Each bottle vessel comprises a bottle body having a neck that is selectively engageable with the cap body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: Wesley Paben