Patents Examined by Nicholas J Weiss
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10195624
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser assembly including a fluid dispenser having a reservoir forming a bottom wall. The dispenser assembly further includes a casing that surrounds the fluid dispenser at least in part, and that defines an insertion and extraction opening through which the fluid dispenser is insertable by sliding. The casing includes a blocker mechanism for blocking the dispenser in the casing, and an unblocker mechanism for de-activating the blocker mechanism so as to be able to extract the fluid dispenser from the casing by sliding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Eric Bertrand, Fabrice Perignon, Thomas Reichle
  • Patent number: 10189038
    Abstract: In various embodiments, a fluid delivery pod includes a first surface, a second surface that opposes the first surface, a reservoir body, an outlet port, a heating structure, and a valve assembly. The reservoir body is between the first and the second surfaces. The reservoir body is configured to house a fluid. The outlet port is positioned on a surface of the pod. The surface is between the first and the second surfaces. The heating structure is thermally coupled to the fluid housed within the reservoir body. The heating structure wirelessly receives energy from an energy source that is external to the fluid delivery pod. The wirelessly received energy heats the fluid housed within the reservoir body. In response to an application of compression forces on the first and the second surfaces, the valve assembly dispenses the heated fluid through the outlet port and out of the fluid delivery pod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Toaster Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Amy Carol Buckalter, David Oscar Iverson, Garet Glenn Nenninger, Roland David Horth
  • Patent number: 10193321
    Abstract: A dispenser apparatus for a curable liquid material is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a flexible bag defining a first compartment for accommodating a first component of a curable liquid material, and a second compartment for accommodating a second component of the curable liquid material and adapted to communicate with the first chamber to enable mixing of the first and second components to initiate curing of the curable liquid material. A first clamp temporarily prevents mixing of the first and second components, and an elongate nozzle communicates with the second compartment to dispense the mixed curable liquid material therefrom. A second clamp temporarily prevents passage of the curable liquid material from the second compartment to the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Samuel L. Proud
  • Patent number: 10180201
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for electrostatically bonding coaxial tubing. An outer tube comprises an electrically conductive material and has an inner surface. An inner tube comprises material and has an outer surface. The inner tube and the outer tube are positioned to define a channel. A bridging structure comprising an electrically conductive material is positioned such that the bridging structure forms mechanical contact and an electrostatic connection between electrically conductive material on the tubes. The bridging structure is in mechanical contact with the inner surface of the outer tube at a first plurality of points and in mechanical contact with the outer surface of the inner tube at a second plurality of points.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Gregory M. Waugh, Michael Lyle Holbrook, Ronald Lawrence Clements
  • Patent number: 10166562
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a protective applicator cap that can be used with an applicator device that dispenses dry powders including hair fibers. The protective applicator cap comprises of a) cutout for a spray nozzle b) a detachable spray nozzle and c) nozzle holder clamp. The present invention is to provide an applicator cap that keeps pump top of an applicator clean by preventing the escape or spilling of hair fibers. The applicator cap of the present invention also affords a compact look to the applicator that makes it easy for a user to carry it during travel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: TOP SECRET INC.
    Inventors: Randall Batinkoff, Ian MacGillivray
  • Patent number: 10154723
    Abstract: A golf bag hydration system includes a hydration bladder and a length of tubing for carrying liquid from the hydration pack to a remote location. The golf bag hydration system may include a storage pack for holding of the tubing. The storage pack may include attachment members for mounting on the golf bag. The hydration system may also include a guide or sleeve for holding a distal end of the tubing for holding the tubing to a shoulder strap or handcart associated with a golf bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventor: Mark Kreutzer
  • Patent number: 10155649
    Abstract: A dip tube assembly having a tubular portion and a coupler portion, the coupler configured for removable coupling with the mouth of a container storing contents therein. The coupler portion comprises a first end for connection with a tubular portion; a second end for connection with a connector assembly, wherein the connector assembly provides a pressure to the container; an outer surface and an inner surface with a thickness therebetween, wherein the inner surface defines a lumen that allows the chemical fluid to be conveyed from the chamber through the tubular portion to the connector assembly; and at least one pressure relief feature on the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Entegris, Inc.
    Inventors: Amy Koland, Rick Wilson
  • Patent number: 10144020
    Abstract: A piston pump with a piston chamber-forming body and a piston-forming element relatively coaxially reciprocally movable to dispense liquid and air from a discharge outlet, which the discharge outlet is fixed relative to the piston chamber-forming body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: OP Hygiene IP GmbH
    Inventors: Heiner Ophardt, Andrew Jones, Valery Ten
  • Patent number: 10144021
    Abstract: A container comprises a receptacle, a manually-operated positive displacement dispensing nozzle, and a draw tube extending from the nozzle. The receptacle includes an upper body wall and an intermediate body wall connected by a first curved wall, and a lower sump wall connected with the intermediate body wall by a second curved wall. The lower sump wall and a bottom wall are connected by a third curved wall. The second curved wall, the lower sump wall, the third curved wall and the bottom wall form a sump into which the draw tube lower end extends to a midpoint. The volume of the sump below the midpoint is substantially equal to the volume of the sump above the midpoint, the draw tube end is spaced substantially equal distance from the surrounding lower sump wall, and the volume of the sump is about three times the volume of the draw tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Michael Tinsley, Toni M. Robinson-Smith
  • Patent number: 10143984
    Abstract: An apparatus for dispensing a plurality of liquids, in particular colorants for paints, comprising a support, such as a turntable or a linear table, defining a plurality of positions and a plurality of containers holding a liquid, mounted on the support at the positions, and provided with a pump and/or a valve for dispensing the liquid from the container. At least some of the containers form, together with a respective liquid and pump and/or valve, a cartridge, which cartridge is releasably mounted in the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Ronald Peter Krom, Jr., Goran Aleksijovski, Johannes Hermanus Nicolaas Post
  • Patent number: 10144032
    Abstract: A fluid reservoir includes a reservoir body, a heating structure, a piston, and an outlet port. The reservoir body includes a cross section, and a translation axis. The cross section is uniform along the translation axis. When fluid is housed in the reservoir, the heating structure is thermally coupled to the fluid. The heating structure energizes the fluid housed in the reservoir. The piston translates along the translation axis. An available volume of the reservoir to house the fluid is defined by a distance between the piston and an end of the reservoir body. When the piston is translated along the translation axis toward the end, a volume of the fluid that has been energized by the heating structure flows from the reservoir and through the outlet port. The volume of energized fluid is linearly proportional to a length of the translation of the piston.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Toaster Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Amy Carol Buckalter, David Oscar Iverson, Garet Glenn Nenninger, Roland David Horth, Jonathan B. Hadley
  • Patent number: 10138114
    Abstract: A powder dispensing apparatus for dispensing a powder either with or without a liquid is presented. The apparatus includes a base, dispenser, and tower. The base is adapted for receiving a container. The dispenser includes a rotatable or slidable carriage. The carriage includes at least one compartment horizontally disposed above an optional funnel. The carriage is rotatable about a central axis or translatable parallel to and below the hopper. A hopper is disposed above the carriage and communicates with less than all compartments. Each compartment is capable of separately dispensing a powder from the hopper into the funnel and thereafter into the container resting on the base. The tower is disposed between and attached at opposing ends to the base and the dispenser. The apparatus is useful, for example, in preparing baby formula and other food for infants, as well as in preparing food and drink for children and adults.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignees: Product Spring, LLC, Taylored Concepts, LLC, Hartdesign! Ltd.
    Inventors: Christopher P. Dooley, Loren T. Taylor, Mark E. Hartelius
  • Patent number: 10138107
    Abstract: A beverage machine includes a valve that receives a base fluid and dispenses a mixed beverage comprising the base fluid and an additive fluid. The valve has a bore through which the base fluid flows, and the bore has a perimetral surface that defines a plurality of ports through which the additive fluid is injected to thereby mix with the base fluid. An injector is coupled to the valve and configured to radially inject the additive fluid into the base fluid through the plurality of ports as the base fluid flows through the bore such that the additive fluid mixes into the base fluid to form the mixed beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Cornelius, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher F. Zemko, Vincenzo DiFatta
  • Patent number: 10130111
    Abstract: A flavor station assembly can be employed to dispense snow cone flavors or other types of flavoring syrups or liquids. The flavor station assembly can include one or more saucer assemblies where each saucer assembly is configured to dispense a number of flavors. Each saucer assembly can be coupled to a support assembly that is configured to pivot thereby enabling the saucer assemblies to be positioned in a desired location relative to the structure to which the support assembly is mounted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Snowie, LLC
    Inventors: Carl A Rupp, David Rupp
  • Patent number: 10130110
    Abstract: A depositing machine (1) comprising a removable component, a method for inserting the removable component (10) in a machine frame (2) of a depositing machine, a method for removing the removable component (10) from a machine frame (2) of a depositing machine (1), and a kit for retrofitting a depositing machine (1) with the removable component (10). The component (10) is fastened to the machine frame (2) by a substantially horizontally arranged plug-in connection (11), in particular, a bolt connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: B├╝hler AG
    Inventors: Ralf Klimke, Stefan Zimmermann, Frank Huperz, Michael Paul
  • Patent number: 10131487
    Abstract: A handheld reusable multi-compartmental mixing and dispensing container for storing fluids separately therein before mixing. The proportions of the substances in a mixture are externally adjustable. The desired concentration is determined by test components attached to the container that sense various environmental and user specific factors. The amount of the adjustable substance to be added to a mixture is controlled by an adjustment wheel on the container. A single control button allows a user to choose what fluid substances are to be mixed and dispensed. A pressurized gas propellant in a replaceable canister moves the fluid around and out of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Stan C. Petrov
  • Patent number: 10125912
    Abstract: A system for providing more efficient insulation for heating and air conditioning ducts is disclosed. Specifically, a system comprising one or more layers of light-weight, rigid spacers made of non-conductive material attached over an air duct, is disclosed. The spacers contain air channels or air spacers, and can be pre-attached to the air duct prior to installation of the duct. The air duct/spacer combination is wrapped with reflective insulation material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventor: John C. Tomaini
  • Patent number: 10124303
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for dispensing small beads of a viscous, mixed fluid material formed by first and second viscous fluids. The apparatus includes first and second metering rods for moving in a reciprocating manner, such that the first metering rod extends into a first fluid passageway, and the second metering rod extends into a second fluid passageway. A mixing passage communicates with the first and second fluid passageways to receive the first and second viscous fluids from the first and second fluid passageways. A dispensing passageway is in fluid communication with the mixing passage, and dispenses a small bead of viscous, mixed fluid material formed by the mixed first and second viscous fluids. A control retracts the first and second metering rods to prevent drooling of the viscous, mixed fluid material from the dispensing passageway after a dispensing cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: James Britcher, David W. Groat, Thomas R. Tudor, Herman E. Turner, Jr.