Patents Examined by Nicolas A Arnett
  • Patent number: 10729618
    Abstract: A liquid medicine filling device includes a container mounting unit, a liquid delivery flow conduit, a ventilation flow conduit, a syringe, a connection flow conduit, a first flow path switching unit, and a second flow path switching unit. The first flow path switching unit may switch between a flow path for filling through which the syringe communicates with a liquid medicine container via the ventilation flow conduit and a flow path for air removal through which the syringe communicates with the connection flow conduit via the ventilation flow conduit. The second flow path switching unit may switch between a flow path for filling through which the liquid medicine container communicates with the liquid medicine storage unit via the liquid delivery flow conduit and a flow path for air removal through which the liquid medicine storage unit communicates with the connection flow conduit via the liquid delivery flow conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Mitsutoshi Yaegashi
  • Patent number: 10723612
    Abstract: A method for transferring volatile liquid from a refueling tank to the fuel tank of an internal combustion device including the steps of providing a volatile liquid refueling apparatus, having a probe including an outer collar and a receiver including a receiving collar, where the outer collar and the receiving collar are configured to join to create a vapor-tight enclosure, installing the receiver in the fuel tank of an internal combustion device, installing the probe in the refueling tank, inserting the probe into the receiver, engaging the receiving collar and the probe outer collar to create a vapor-tight enclosure, transferring volatile liquid from the refueling tank to the fuel tank, and disengaging the probe from the receiver, including sealing the refueling tank and the tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Motion Pro, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven Richard Scott
  • Patent number: 10722910
    Abstract: Powder fluidizing apparatus includes a unitary pressure vessel having a powder compartment and a transfer compartment, a lid on a first open end of the powder compartment and a base on a second end of the unitary pressure vessel, the second end sealing an open end of the transfer compartment. A plate separates the powder compartment from the transfer compartment, the plate being located between the lid and the base. A coupling collar secures a sieve disk packet in an opening in the plate. A tube extends from the transfer compartment to the powder compartment, the tube extending to a location near the lid of the unitary pressure vessel. When the transfer compartment is pressurized with a carrier gas, pressure in the transfer compartment and pressure in the powder compartment are equalized by the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Innovative Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ralph M. Tapphorn, Howard Gabel
  • Patent number: 10717596
    Abstract: Pre-assembled, self-contained, portable tank and method of using the tank for storing backflow fluids during hydrocarbon production operations. Tank is rapidly deployable and has a collapsible and refillable bladder for storing approximately 50,000 gallons or 1200 BBLS of fluids and a secondary containment with a holding capacity 120% of that of the bladder. When closed for transport, the tank is sufficiently compact and light to be movable with a light body pickup truck with an accompanying trailer over public roadways. After delivery to a site, a crew of two to five persons can set-up the tank for use within about 20 to 120 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Jeffery Kevin Archer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10717553
    Abstract: A filling system includes a conveyance chamber in which a center wheel for conveying vessels is housed inside, a filling chamber where filling machines are housed inside, an inlet/outlet wheel that transfers the vessels from the center wheel to the filling machine, an opening that allows conveyance of the vessels, and a shutter that closes the opening. The inlet/outlet wheel includes grippers configured from a fixed section and a movable section. The movable section can be raised or lowered with respect to the rotational axis of the inlet/outlet wheel. When the shutter closes the opening, movable section is raised or lowered by a predetermined amount relative to the fixed section, after which the movable section is rotated by a predetermined amount to a position where it does not interfere with the shutter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SHIBUYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukinobu Nishino, Katsunori Tanikawa, Koji Kaya, Kengo Ikeda, Shigeki Koishi, Masaaki Eda
  • Patent number: 10717576
    Abstract: A closable and sealable, preferably thermoplastic plastic container (1) for storing, transporting and dispensing a powdery or granular polypeptide, said container comprising a circumferential wall (2) having an upper end and a lower end and at the lower end joining a closed bottom wall (7) and being at the upper end provided with a closable outlet member (16) having an outlet opening, the container having an inner surface and an outer surface, the inner surface being an antistatic surface adapted to be in contact with the polypeptide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Novozymes A/S
    Inventor: Thomas Jeppesen
  • Patent number: 10713981
    Abstract: An inflatable display assembly includes a base member to which the inflatable body is permanently attached. The base member has a channel therethrough, one end of the channel being affixed to an opening in the fabric of inflatable body. An external air blower unit may be removably attached to base member at one end of said channel to provide a flow of air through the base member and then into the inflatable body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Aqua-Leisure Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. de Grasse, Jesse Kane
  • Patent number: 10710867
    Abstract: An environmentally friendly fuel distribution station includes an upper canopy, said upper canopy including a fuel tank and an outer shell enclosing said fuel tank, and a fuel distribution interface suspended from said upper canopy, said fuel distribution interface selectively distributing fuel from said fuel tank during a fueling operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: CAPAT, LLC
    Inventors: Jose A. Cajiga, Arturo Cajiga Villar, Vicente Cajiga Villar, Alexandra Cajiga
  • Patent number: 10707108
    Abstract: A wafer carrier purge apparatus, an automated mechanical handling system, and a method of handling a wafer carrier during integrated circuit fabrication are provided. The wafer carrier purge apparatus includes a purge plate adapted for insertion into a carrier storage position. The purge plate includes a gas port and a gas nozzle in fluid communication with the gas port. The gas port receives a gas flow. The gas nozzle is adapted to contact an inlet port of a wafer carrier. The purge plate further includes a vacuum port and a vacuum nozzle in fluid communication with the vacuum port, spaced from the gas nozzle. The vacuum nozzle is adapted to capture gas that escapes from the wafer carrier through an outlet port of the wafer carrier. The purge plate is separate and removable from the carrier storage position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: William J. Fosnight, Stephanie Waite, Stephen B. Miner, John Robinson
  • Patent number: 10688907
    Abstract: An automatic multi-air bag pneumatic inflation system for a trailer is also disclosed. The inflation system includes a system control unit coupleable to an air supply for controlling the flow of pressurized air in the pneumatic inflation system. The system control unit comprises an inlet for coupling to the air supply with an on/off valve for providing a flow of air, a primary regulator in communication with the flow of air and the on/off valve, an inflation pressure tank in communication with the flow of air and the primary regulator, a control valve in communication with the inflation pressure tank and/or primary regulator, and used to control the air flow, a function selection valve for selecting between inflation and deflation, and an outlet. A plurality of fill stations are fluidly coupled to the system control unit. One or more fill stations of said plurality of fill stations are fluidly coupled to an air bag for inflation and deflation thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventors: Davis Freeman, Richard E. Futter, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10688510
    Abstract: A spray gun cup receptacle is disclosed comprising an open end for receiving a liner within a cavity and a base end opposite the open end. The sidewall comprises at least one aperture through which the cavity is visible from outside the spray gun cup receptacle. The apertures are divided one above the other by a brace member, at least a portion of which is disposed at a brace member angle ? relative to the base plane. Also disclosed are receptacles comprising one or more tactile feedback members positioned adjacent an aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Anna M. Hegdahl, Stephen C. P. Joseph, Dominic M. Pitera, Eric O. Nyaribo
  • Patent number: 10683115
    Abstract: A portable air extracting device includes a shell assembly and an electric air extracting pump. The shell assembly includes a top shell, a side shell and a bottom shell surrounding a fluid room. The bottom shell is provided with an external air-extracting hole. The external air-extracting hole connects the fluid room to a target space to be evacuated. The electric air extracting pump includes an intake nozzle and an outtake nozzle. In particular, the intake nozzle is misaligned with the external air-extracting hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: WELCOME CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Richard Chang
  • Patent number: 10662900
    Abstract: An evaporative emissions control system includes a first vent valve configured to selectively open and close a first vent, a second vent valve configured to selectively open and close a second vent, a fuel level sensor configured to sense a fuel level in the fuel tank, a pressure sensor configured to sense a pressure in the fuel tank, an accelerometer configured to measure an acceleration of the vehicle, and a controller configured to regulate operation of the first and second vent valves to provide pressure relief for the fuel tank. The controller is programmed to determine if a refueling event is occurring based one signals indicating the fuel level is increasing, the pressure in the fuel tank is increasing, and the vehicle is not moving, and open at least one of the first and second vent valves based on determining the refueling event is occurring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Eaton Corporation
    Inventors: Max Russell Franklin, Nikhil Nahar, Vaughn Kevin Mills, Mark Beaupre, Matthew Memmer, Steven L. Ambrose, Robert P. Benjey, Kenneth Brauning
  • Patent number: 10664132
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed that, in some aspects, provide for a cost-reduced touch sensitive user interface including a static printed display. The methods and systems may include providing illumination to guide a user through interaction with a touch sensitive user interface. The methods and systems may include a configurable printed display. Further aspects are disclosed providing use of a cost-reduced touch user interface in a beverage dispensing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Eduardo Broen, Dominick Salvato, Peter Randall Daly
  • Patent number: 10654156
    Abstract: An adapter is provided for use in combination with a fuel cell having a closure formation. The adapter includes a fuel cell closure ring configured for engagement upon the closure formation of the fuel cell and including a top edge, a bottom edge, and a sidewall therebetween having an inner sidewall surface and an outer sidewall surface. At least one groove is defined by the inner sidewall and has at least one primary recess in communication with the at least one groove. At least one secondary recess is in communication with the groove. A metering valve has a body and at least one depending leg with a radially extending foot formation configured for engaging the groove. At least one supplemental locking lug is located on the leg and is constructed and arranged for engaging the at least one secondary recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Maureen L. Shea, Anna Ky, DeShaunne LeAnne Owens
  • Patent number: 10646907
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical waste disposal assembly (10) for disposing of raw pharmaceutical waste includes a first receiver body and a second receiver body. The assembly further includes a first reaction agent and a second reaction agent. The first reaction agent and the second reaction agent renders the pharmaceutical waste unrecoverable. The first reaction agent can include at least one of a denaturant and a deterrent. Additionally, the first reaction agent can include activated charcoal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventor: David A. Maness
  • Patent number: 10640358
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for an adapter for a fluid refilling system. In one example, an adapter configured for use with a diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) system may include a first end configured to couple with a DEF refill passage, a second end including an aperture shaped to receive a DEF nozzle, a pivotable door closing the aperture and biased against the aperture by a biasing member, and a magnetic ring positioned within the adapter and downstream of the pivotable door. The pivotable door may be formed of a material permeable to DEF vapors and may include a plurality of vent holes configured to flow vapors from the DEF system to atmosphere.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Mike Terrence Zitkovic, Jr., Xiankai Song, Christopher Anthony Danowski
  • Patent number: 10639236
    Abstract: A package that is configured to store and dispense fluids. The package includes a container and a dosing dispenser for closing an opening to the container. The dosing dispenser includes a body portion having a syringe receiver and a valve assembly that is configured to permit the flow of fluid from the container to the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: John A. Vassallo, Steven Gift, W. Gordon Beecroft
  • Patent number: 10638555
    Abstract: Aspects and embodiments of systems for fluid transportation using inductive heating are described. In one embodiment, the system includes a first transportation pipe having a first diameter and a second transportation pipe having a second diameter. The first diameter is greater than the second diameter. An augur that causes a fluid flow is within the first transportation pipe. A control circuit is electrically coupled to the first inductive element and the second inductive element, and to a power supply to inductively heat the first transportation pipe and the second transportation pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hydra Heating Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Hoffman, Shuping Wang
  • Patent number: 10627992
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are disclosed that, in some aspects, provide for a cost-reduced touch sensitive user interface including a static printed display. The methods and systems may include providing illumination to guide a user through interaction with a touch sensitive user interface. The methods and systems may include a configurable printed display. Further aspects are disclosed providing use of a cost-reduced touch user interface in a beverage dispensing apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin Eduardo Broen, Dominick Salvato, Peter Randall Daly