Patents Examined by Nicholas J Weiss
  • Patent number: 10377556
    Abstract: A retaining apparatus configured to couple to a valve stem of an aerosol container and to interface with a dispenser to actuate the valve stem. The apparatus includes a body portion having an internal bore configured to receive a valve stem. The internal bore has an internal diameter. A wall has a thickness defined between the internal bore and an exterior surface of the body portion. The body portion further includes an aperture having a diameter selected to avoid atomization of fluid travelling through the aperture. The wall thickness is selected to prevent collapsing of the wall when the valve stem is actuated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.
    Inventors: Paul E. Furner, Dirk K. Nickel
  • Patent number: 10351328
    Abstract: A fluid cartridge system and method of removing a closure assembly from a first cartridge and a second cartridge includes a first cartridge body and a second cartridge body. A neck projects from the first cartridge body with a first outlet of the first cartridge and a second outlet of the second cartridge. A first closure having a first plug is received within the first outlet and includes a first closure coupling element. In addition, a second closure having a second plug is received within the second outlet and includes a second closure coupling element. The first closure coupling element is configured to interlock with the second closure coupling element such that securing the first cartridge body against the second cartridge body also connects the first closure to the second closure. As such, the first and second closures form the closure assembly for being collectively removed by an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Crispin B. Dean, Robert W. Springhorn
  • Patent number: 10343884
    Abstract: A system and method for dispensing a beverage. The system includes a beverage cartridge that stores any liquid and has a spout for dispensing the stored liquid. The beverage cartridge may be inserted into a beverage press that includes a housing for receiving the beverage cartridge. The beverage press also includes a tap that engages the spout of the beverage cartridge, and a lifting assembly that exerts force on the beverage cartridge. Pressing the tap activates the spout of the beverage cartridge to dispense the stored liquid through the spout and out of the tap of the beverage press, a system for dispensing a beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Kimberly Roberts, Patrick Coyle, Alexander Coriano, III, Vivian K. Barad, Thomas Dieter Christian-Overthun, David Jason Wilkins, Anthony Peter Patron, Eben Roy Sargent, Daniel Lawrence Evans
  • Patent number: 10327532
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cosmetic container comprising a body, and a rotating holder and a lifting holder which are disposed within the body, wherein the rotating holder is fixed inside the body, a gear partly protruding out of the rotating holder and the body is disposed within the rotating holder, and the lifting holder comprises a rack bar and a support holder for holding cosmetics, wherein the support holder is connected to an end of the rack bar closer to an opening part of the body, and the rack bar is vertically inserted in the rotating holder and is engaged with the gear. The cosmetic container has simple overall structure, and is capable of extending and retracting quickly and is convenient to use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Shantou Kinhwa Plastic Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Weixiong Li
  • Patent number: 10329075
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a dispensing device for the dispensation of a fluid substance. Aspects of the present invention include dispensing a viscous fluid in a measurable and repeatable manner with a single hand. The dispenser of the present invention can be used for a number of intended purposes including use with viscous fluids such as those associated with cannabis or tobacco consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Ron Gershoni, Nathan Ferguson, David Eyvazzadeh, Yuta Okkotsu, Ryan Artale
  • Patent number: 10322859
    Abstract: An adapter includes a body piece with an open container end side and a dispenser end side opposite to the container end side, and a collar piece arranged around the body piece. The dispenser end side of the body piece has an orifice. The body piece has a longitudinal axis, a cylindrical outer surface, and a cylindrical inner surface with a container thread oriented towards the container end side. The cylindrical outer surface of the body piece is equipped with a cap thread oriented towards the dispenser end side. The cap thread is arranged to interact with an inner thread of the cap for providing a child resistant closure. A collar piece is connected to the body piece that is freely rotatable relative to the body piece around the longitudinal axis of the body piece. The adapter can be used for efficiently and safely connecting a dispenser to container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Maxime Gaillot, Mark Digby Teucher, Daniel Higgins, Andrea Ceccaroni, Oliver Needham, Roberta Leah, Declan Reilly
  • Patent number: 10316208
    Abstract: The present invention thus relates to a writing or color pencil comprising the following 3 layers obtained by coextrusion a polyolefin-based non-expanded lead, a non-expanded protective intermediate layer surrounding the lead and comprising a mixture of polystyrene and EVA, and an expanded synthetic wood material based on a styrene polymer surrounding the protective intermediate layer, the protective intermediate layer thickness/lead radius ratio being between 0.05 and 0.17, advantageously between 0.07 and 0.15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: CONTE
    Inventors: Julien Gouerec, Philippe Lefebvre
  • Patent number: 10308399
    Abstract: A liquid bottle or container, such as for liquid detergent, and corresponding cap and cup is disclosed for operation in a horizontal position with the cap and cup side wall substantially parallel to the ground, the cap and cup shape providing a built-in drip collector cavity positioned around a portion of the circumference or perimeter of the cap and cup rim on the open end of the cap. The cap and cup may be used to cover a nozzle or other valve dispenser during storage. The drip collector cavity has a volume sufficient to collect liquid residue remaining after normal use of the cap as a measuring and dispensing cup, and any post-use drops from the dispenser nozzle. Thus, the cap and cup of the present disclosure is dripless or nearly drip less. In an embodiment, at least a portion of the cap rim perimeter around which no built-in drip collector cavity is positioned is shaped as a pouring spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: UmaCor Design LLC
    Inventor: Maxim Umarov
  • Patent number: 10287088
    Abstract: An improved mounting cup and valve assembly combination for an aerosol container. The combination comprises a mounting cup which has a pedestal portion and a perimeter curl, a valve stem which has a product outlet and at least one radial orifice formed therein which communicates with the product outlet, an open ended valve body defining an interior chamber, the valve body has a dip tube coupling adjacent a partially closed base thereof, and the dip tube coupling facilitates conveying product to be dispensed into the interior chamber of the valve body, and a gasket is sandwiched between the mounting cup and the valve body. The base of the valve body forms a first seat while a surface of the valve stem, facing toward the dip tube coupling, forms a second seat. A rubber compressible member is captively retained between the first and the second seats.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Summit Packaging Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel E. Davideit, Elizabeth A. Green
  • Patent number: 10265708
    Abstract: A flexible dispensing apparatus for coupling to pressurized fluid containers is described. It includes a flexible tube and a handle assembly. The handle assembly houses a second end of the tube. The handle assembly has a first side connected to a second side, a slide trigger, a roller coupled to the bottom of the slide trigger with a dowel pin, a spray nozzle assembly, a magnet reservoir, and a magnet. The first side has an inclined ramp that runs along a length of the first side and extends into the second side above and beyond a seam that is formed by the connection of the two sides. The tube is within a channel in the handle assembly formed between the inclined ramp and the roller. When the roller is rolled toward the end of the ramp it pinches the flexible tube near the top of the inclined ramp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Lunatec, Inc.
    Inventors: Nick Rhea, Eric Young
  • Patent number: 10258399
    Abstract: Paste application system having a two-component cartridge with two axially shiftable feed plungers; one hollow cylinder with an open front face and an at least partially closed front face, an axially mobile first plunger situated therein with two pestles attached to it; another hollow cylinder that contains a manually shiftable second plunger; and a liquid container, whereby the second hollow cylinder is connected or connectable to the liquid container in liquid-permeable manner by a first conduit means and a first non-return valve, and the first hollow cylinder is connected or connectable to the second hollow cylinder in liquid-permeable manner by a second conduit means and a second non-return valve; whereby the two-component cartridge and the first hollow cylinder, arranged axially adjacent, with the axially mobile pestles are arranged in a pressure container; and the paste application system contains a hollow space and liquid is present in said space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Clemens Greiner
  • Patent number: 10258203
    Abstract: Among other things, a dispenser for dispensing material is provided herein. The dispenser includes a cover. The dispenser is configured to receive a container from which material is dispensed. The container is adapted to be supported by the cover. Biasing structure is adapted to apply a force to the container to facilitate dispensing the material from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Eugene William Ray
  • Patent number: 10258062
    Abstract: A connector for connecting a deformable bag for liquid or semi-liquid products to a machine for distributing the product and includes a body with an opening passing therethrough and acting as a product outlet and connected to the machine, with a thermal sensor supported so as to be positioned inside the bag, in contact with the liquid or semi-liquid product. The sensor is fixed in a second opening that is parallel or almost parallel to the product transit opening and a connecting cable comes out of the end of the body intended to remain outside the bag. The assembly formed by the bag and the connector and the machine for distributing a liquid or semi-liquid food product supplied with the bag equipped with the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Andrea Cocchi, Roberto Lazzarini
  • Patent number: 10245613
    Abstract: An adhesive dispensing system and method are configured to melt adhesive on demand and maintain the adhesive in a liquid state between dispensing cycles. The dispensing system includes a dispensing applicator with a manifold passage, a receiving device including a receiving chamber for holding a small amount of solid adhesive at the dispensing applicator and a first heating device for melting the adhesive on demand, and a second heating device at the manifold to maintain the temperature of the melted adhesive before dispensing. The receiving device is positioned adjacent to or partially nested within a manifold of the dispensing applicator such that the melted adhesive is delivered directly into the dispensing applicator. The second heating device applies heat energy to maintain the adhesive in the manifold passage as a liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Leslie J. Varga
  • Patent number: 10233003
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing system for dispensing alcoholic beverages includes a beverage dispensing package and a connector assembly configured to be coupled to the package. The package includes an outer container and at least one divider positioned within the outer container to form a plurality of compartments. The package also includes a plurality of inner containers, with one of the inner containers positioned within each of the compartments. Each inner container stores an alcoholic beverage and each container includes an outlet to enable the alcoholic beverage to be dispensed. The connector assembly includes a plurality of connectors for coupling to a respective outlet of the inner containers, and a dispensing line coupled to the connectors. The connector assembly couples the inner containers in flow communication with the dispensing line to enable the alcoholic beverages within each of the inner containers to be jointly dispensed through the dispensing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Peter DeRaedt, Bernd Witzany
  • Patent number: 10226781
    Abstract: An automated chemical fluid applicator apparatus includes a container of fluid chemical having an integrated pressurization device and an outlet for releasing the fluid chemical. A portable, battery-powered fluid pumping apparatus is retrofitable to the container and has housing having at least one fluid inlet port and at least one fluid outlet port, wherein the at least one fluid inlet port is connectable to the outlet of the container. A liquid diaphragm pump is positioned within the housing. A battery is removably connectable to a battery terminal connector formed on the housing, wherein the battery powers the liquid diaphragm pump. A control switch is positioned on the housing and controls activation of the liquid diaphragm pump to expel the quantity of fluid chemical from the at least one fluid outlet port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Barry Franks
  • Patent number: 10220406
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an applicator having a press button for discharging gel-type contents, and more specifically, an applicator having a press button for discharging gel-type contents, the applicator comprising: a pump embedded in a container body; a pressing member coupled to the upper side of the pump; a link coupled to the pressing member; and a press button formed on the outside of the link. If the press button is pressed, the link is pressed, then the pressing member connected to the link presses the pump vertically, and thereby the gel-type contents filled in the container body are pumped, and discharged through a discharge member. Thus, a predetermined amount of gel-type contents can always easily be discharged for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventor: Sungil Kang
  • Patent number: 10220357
    Abstract: A decanter for bottled wine includes a main body having a first end, a second end, a bottle mouth insertion portion, an accommodating chamber and a wine guide portion, an outer cylinder covering the main body and a rotary shaft. At least one retaining ring is provided on an outer wall of the bottle mouth insertion portion. A bottom of the accommodating chamber has a plurality of equally spaced first through, protruding posts each having a second through hole, and an inner shaft seat. An inner end of the rotary shaft is pivotally connected to the inner shaft seat. The wine guide portion is disposed inside the second end of the main body and located at an outer end of the accommodating chamber. The wine guide portion includes an outer shaft seat for pivotally connecting an outer end of the rotary shaft and a plurality of wine guide holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Huang Liang Precision Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chung-Kuei Hsueh
  • Patent number: 10207840
    Abstract: A package includes a container and a closure cap for mounting on the container. The closure cap is coupled to a neck of the container to block selectively removal of product stored within the container at the selection of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: William D. Sprick, Todd D. Faubion, Mark A. Deutsch, Jason A. Bragg, Karla S. Koring
  • Patent number: 10207856
    Abstract: A hollow container is combined with a burstable envelope retaining a liquid agent. The container is designed to allow a user to open the envelope by bursting or likewise rupturing the envelope while it remains in the container. The design of the envelope provides a predictable bursting location and a lower bursting pressure of the envelope to provide a more controlled release of liquid agent. Bursting forces may be applied in any of a variety of ways just as by twisting or crushing. The design allows for desired use of beneficial envelope materials such as polyester films that are otherwise difficult to rupture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sustained Release Technologies Inc
    Inventors: John Scott Wheeler, George Georgiades