Patents Examined by Nicholas J Weiss
  • Patent number: 9962900
    Abstract: A lining material and method that prevent peeling at overlapping both circumferential ends (overlapping portion) of a lining material installed in a conduit. A lining material is inverted to be inside out to line a conduit. The lining material includes: an impermeable layer; a lining material main body provided inside the impermeable layer, the lining material main body made into a tubular form by rolling a base material sheet, with its both circumferential ends overlapping each other; and a tubular member provided inside the lining material main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: ASHIMORI INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ueda, Shinji Onishi, Shigeki Yamashita
  • Patent number: 9961876
    Abstract: The invention described herein is a vehicle-based feed distribution system comprising: a hopper assembly where a metal ball is located in a hopper outlet located at a bottom portion of a hopper, where an auger inside a horizontal dispensing tube is driven by an auger drive means that directs a feed mix from a hopper longitudinally down the horizontal dispensing tube extending out from the hopper outlet, and where a feed outlet at a distal end of the horizontal dispensing tube distributes the feed mix; where the hopper assembly is coupled to a tow vehicle, and where the tow vehicle controls the auger drive means to meter distribution of the feed mix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Richard E Breeden
  • Patent number: 9963336
    Abstract: A bucket funnel has a funnel body which clips onto a bucket with a top flange. The funnel body has a semicircular lower edge which has about the same radius of curvature as the bucket, but only extends about halfway around. There are outer tabs with inward facing channels at the ends of the lower edge of the funnel body to clip into the flange of the bucket. There is also a spring loaded release clip at about the middle of the lower edge to clip onto the outer flange of the bucket. An inner apron extends down from the lower edge of the funnel body to form a seal against the inner wall of the bucket. An interchangeable conical nozzle attaches to the funnel body for dispensing of fluids of various viscosities, such as glue, paint or fresh concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventor: Martin Christian Degraaf, III
  • Patent number: 9957147
    Abstract: An automatic extraction device may include a displacement measuring unit for measuring the distance to a container by transmitting a measurement signal and then generating the measurement value which corresponds to the distance to the container; a control unit for outputting a water extraction signal if the measurement value is included within the predetermined target distance range and if the measurement value is not changed during the predetermined reference time; and a water extraction cock for supplying fluid to the container by opening a water extraction valve if the water discharge signal is input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Coway Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jin-Seong Ka, Ki-Chul Kim, Su-Yong Park
  • Patent number: 9955826
    Abstract: An improved cleaning solution dispenser and method of use thereof. The apparatus comprises a casing and a cartridge. The casing comprises an external housing having a bottom portion with an outlet port, an air pump, and an injector connected to the air pump. The cartridge comprises an air tight reservoir containing a cleaning solution, a nozzle disposed on a bottom side reservoir, the nozzle having an opening disposed at an end point of the nozzle, and an injection point disposed at a top portion of the reservoir configured to receive the injector. The injector is configured to puncture a surface of the injection point. The air pump pumps air through the injector into the reservoir above the cleaning solution. The increased internal air pressure of the reservoir forces the cleaning solution through the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventor: Jerry Staub
  • Patent number: 9958307
    Abstract: A liquid dosing device for use with a liquid dispenser that includes a container for holding liquid in communication with a dispenser base, an outlet port for dispensing the liquid. The liquid dosing device includes a valve housing, a reservoir and a dosing cup. The valve housing is mounted to the dispenser base and includes an open top, an outlet port and a blocking region. The reservoir is mounted within the valve housing and includes at least one inlet port in communication with the dispenser base outlet port and at least one outlet port. The dosing cup is movably mounted within the valve housing in fluid communication with the reservoir and includes at least one inlet port in fluid communication with the reservoir outlet port, a blocking region, at least one outlet port and mechanism for moving the dosing cup between a fill position and a dose position to prevent spillage of the liquid being dispensed, or to dispense the liquid in defined quantities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Anderson Chemical Company
    Inventors: Leif Anderson, Jim Alsleben, Jamie Brekke, Alex Carlson, Kurt Regenbrecht
  • Patent number: 9949599
    Abstract: An exemplary refill unit for a dispenser includes an inverted non-collapsing container for holding a liquid. A pump housing is secured to the bottom of the inverted non-collapsing container. The pump housing includes a pump chamber for pumping fluid out of the inverted non-collapsing container. The pump housing includes an annular venting chamber. The annular venting chamber has a floor with an opening therethrough. A vent valve is located within the venting chamber. The vent valve has a first wiper seal in contact with a wall of the annular venting chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald R. Harris
  • Patent number: 9943876
    Abstract: This invention relates to an apparatus for dispensing a viscous fluid whether in combination, disassembly or assembly. The apparatus comprising a cartridge, reservoir or tube containing the fluid and having an openable or opened outlet structure which, when opened, allows the expression of the fluid from a created outlet aperture. A nozzle is engaged or engageable to the outlet structure and/or cartridge, reservoir or tube whereby fluid expressed from the outlet aperture can subsequently move to and be expressed from the nozzle outlet. The openable or opened outlet structure is adapted to provide on opening at least one outlet aperture having a size of area A; and wherein the nozzle has or is adapted to be cut to provide a nozzle outlet of area B, area B being greater than or equal to area A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: DFund Limited
    Inventor: Andrew Leo Haynes
  • Patent number: 9944442
    Abstract: A preservation device, configured to form an air tight seal when disposed on a bottle and/or a vessel, is used to preserve liquids and other items, such as foodstuffs, which spoil when exposed to oxygen for a period of time. The device comprises at least a container which contains an oxygen absorber to remove oxygen remaining in the bottle or vessel after it is sealed by the preservation device. The container or the oxygen absorber has a gas permeable, liquid impermeable membrane. The preservation device may include an air channel system to control the flow of the liquid to be dispensed from the bottle without requiring the removal of the entire stopper device from the bottle, to enable the liquid to be dispensed while only allowing a minimal amount of oxygen to enter the bottle, thus improving preservation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sello, LLC
    Inventors: Cynthia Louise Carsello, Frank Joseph Carsello
  • Patent number: 9944509
    Abstract: Dispensing device for a drink based on a first fluid to which a second fluid can be added selectively, including a support containing a chamber having a first port communicating with a reservoir of said first fluid, a second port communicating with a reservoir of the second fluid, and an outlet port, further including a dispensing assembly mounted movably relative to the support following: a first displacement arranged to selectively open and close the outlet port and/or the first port by a first actuating element for the first displacement; and a second displacement arranged to open and close the second port selectively by a second element to enable the actuation of the second displacement; the second element being arranged to be actuated after the first element and following a type of motion different to the type of motion necessary for the actuation of the first element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: DECATHLON
    Inventors: Pascal Rumigny, Johann Guerizec, Thibaut Guiraudie
  • Patent number: 9943868
    Abstract: A hand pump for pumping out fluid from a reservoir, comprising a pump body, a faucet, a driving mechanism and a sealing arrangement. The pump body has at a side a connector defining a receptacle radially extending into a cavity of the pump body. The driving mechanism includes an axle inserted in the receptacle of the connector, a sealing sleeve mounted around the axle, a coupling cap axially secured to the sealing sleeve, and a L-shaped handle. The handle having at one end inserted through the coupling cap and the axle, and at the other hand extending outside the coupling cap. Operation of the handle in cyclically up and down motion drives the axle to rotate, which causes a piston in the cavity to move upward and downward so as to suck the fluid into the faucet. The sealing arrangement has at least three O-rings disposed among the parts of the driving mechanism to provide an effective seal between the driving mechanism and the pump body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Yi-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 9943865
    Abstract: An applicator for spraying hair building solids is configured for one-handed operation and includes an applicator body which is connectable with a container including hair building solids. The applicator body includes a top part, a bottom part and a main part extending between the top part and the bottom part; an air pump electrically configured for creating an air flow; and a nozzle for spraying hair building solids out from the applicator. The bottom part includes an attachment structure for attaching the container to the applicator body, a first orifice in flow connection with the air pump for delivering air flow from the air pump via the bottom part and a second orifice in flow connection with the nozzle for delivering hair building solids via the bottom part to the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: AM-TUOTANTO OY
    Inventors: Arto Martiskainen, Janne Kuitto, Jarmo Kuitto
  • Patent number: 9936830
    Abstract: A pitcher is provided having a container body and a lid sealing assembly. The container body has a liquid retaining cavity. A pour aperture is fluidly associated with the cavity to allow liquid to be poured from the pitcher. The lid sealing assembly is removably connected to the container body. The lid sealing assembly has an actuation assembly having a push-button actuated actuator that operates a seal member. The actuator is moveable between a normal position and a use position. The seal member is positioned outside the cavity and adjacent the pour aperture. The seal member seals the pour aperture when the actuator is in the normal position and the seal member is moved from the pour aperture to open the pour aperture when the actuator is in the use position. When the seal member is moved from the pour aperture liquid can be poured from the pitcher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: IGNITE USA, LLC
    Inventors: Sami Elsaden, Paul Hurley, Emilie Williams, Andy Schumacher
  • Patent number: 9937519
    Abstract: A kit for converting a gun-type sauce dispenser to dispense flowable materials such as sauces from flexible-walled containers comprises a nose piece, a dispensing tube and a supplemental piston. The nose piece has a forward end adapted to be attached to an end stop of the sauce dispenser. An opening extends axially through the nose piece. The nosepiece is adapted to be coupled to the dispensing tube such that the dispensing tube is held axially relative to the nose piece. A top sheet of a flexible-walled container may be retained between the nose piece and the dispensing tube. The nose piece may comprise a member arranged to tension the end sheet of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Franke Technology and Trademark, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chi-En Chen, Blago Lakic
  • Patent number: 9938132
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dispensing device for flowable products, the dispensing device comprising: at least a first and second plugs adapted to allow or prevent the flow of product; a first guide block comprising a guide hole adapted to guide the first plug, and a channel in communication with the guide hole, that allows the passage of maintenance fluid; a second guide block isolated from the first guide block, the second guide block comprising a guide hole able to guide the second plug, and a channel for passage of maintenance fluid, and a coupling adapted to connect in a fluidtight manner the channel of the first guide block to the channel of the second guide block, in order to allow the passage of maintenance fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: PCM TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Jeremy Thomas, Manuel Brule
  • Patent number: 9938057
    Abstract: A preservation device are used to preserve liquids and other items, such as foodstuffs, which spoil when exposed to oxygen for a period of time. The preservation devices are configured to form an air tight seal when disposed on a bottle and/or a vessel. The devices include a container, and disposed within the container is an oxygen absorber, which removes oxygen remaining in the bottle or vessel after it is sealed by the preservation device. Either the container or the oxygen absorber has a gas permeable, liquid impermeable membrane. The preservation device may also include a flow control mechanism that enables a liquid to be dispensed from the bottle without requiring the removal of the entire stopper device from the bottle. The preservation device may alternatively include an air channel system to control the flow of the liquid to be dispensed from the bottle without requiring the removal of the entire stopper device from the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Sello, LLC
    Inventors: Cynthia Louise Carsello, Frank Joseph Carsello
  • Patent number: 9930954
    Abstract: A dispenser for viscous or pasty materials comprises a storage container in the form of a flexible tube (2) and an applicator (24). The tube (2) comprises an elongate, 1-piece hollow moulding of polymeric material, one end of which is closed and formed at the other end of which is an integral dispensing valve defining one or more dispensing slits (22). The or each dispensing slit is defined by a respective pair of resilient plates (18), which are opposed and inclined to one another and have a respective free edge, the two free edges defining a dispensing slit. The applicator has an applicator surface and one or more passages (30), into which the free edges of a respective pair of resilient plates is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Carbonite Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew Eric Smith
  • Patent number: 9931656
    Abstract: The present invention relates to fluid dispensing devices for use in dispensing different liquids (e.g., bleach and bleach activator) from a bottle having first and second compartments. To minimize the presence of mixed composition residually present within the fluid dispensing device, it may be helpful to delay mixing. Separate dip tubes may be provided to pull liquid from the separate compartments, each with its own separate pump. Each pump may deliver the separate compositions to a spray nozzle of the device through separate delivery tubes (e.g., from the pumps to the nozzle). In other embodiments, a single delivery tube, and/or a single pump may be provided, e.g., where the volume of mixed composition that may be present in such pump and/or delivery tube may be sufficiently small so as to still provide overall desired efficacy characteristics. Dual delivery tube configurations may eliminate any need to prime the device by spraying out old, residual mixed composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: German R. Gonzalez, Riccardo Alluigi
  • Patent number: 9930974
    Abstract: A cooling unit having, on two sides, supporting C-shaped lateral frames. The lateral frames are formed from frame profiles having a rear-sided vertical profile and a lower and an upper forward-projecting horizontal profile. A rear wall group having a heat-insulating outer covering is mounted on the vertical profiles, a base group is mounted on the lower horizontal profile and an upper group is mounted on the upper horizontal profile, and the groups surround a cooling chamber from behind, below and above. The construction has at least the outer covering of the rear wall group arranged on the inner side, facing the cooling chamber, of the vertical profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: AHT COOLING SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventor: Reinhold Resch
  • Patent number: 9925505
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to a material handling device to perform the tasks of mixing and dispensing a mixture of materials, either simultaneously or sequentially. The material handling device may comprise an enclosure, a mixing component, a dispensing orifice, a dispensing component, and a material storage region, wherein the mixing component is positioned within the material storage region and configured to mix, stir, agitate, loosen, grind, shred, or otherwise reposition a mixture of materials within the material storage region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventor: Bishara Tannous