Patents Examined by Patrick M Buechner
  • 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: 10807853
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing system having a handheld liquid dispense device with a body portion and a dispensing head. The dispensing system includes an ingredient system located remotely from the handheld liquid dispense device, piping extending from the ingredient system to the handheld liquid dispense device, the ingredient system having a plurality of beverage ingredient sources and configured to supply beverage ingredients to the piping for the dispensing of a beverage from the handheld liquid dispense device. The dispensing system may also include a user interface device configured to receive a first user selection for a beverage and a second user selection for an ingredient modifying the beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert William Balstad, Scott Thomas Loomis
  • Patent number: 10807769
    Abstract: Dispensing systems for delivering a product from the inside of a container to a receptacle, cup, or container include valve systems and other dispensing configurations to reduce mess, parts, and costs associated with such dispensing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Silgan Dispensing Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Brandon L. Ramsuer, Kelly A. Harrigan, Niels F. G. Van Wieringen, Stefan Koster, Eelco Han De Man, Sara D. Falcon, William L. Driskell
  • Patent number: 10805988
    Abstract: A warming blanket (8) has a metalized fabric exterior layer and a heating element formed from a random fiber carbon veil material (52). A conductive ink layer (56) is deposited onto opposite side edges of the carbon veil material as side rails. Lower conductive strips (58) are attached onto a bottom edge of the carbon veil material. Each lower conductive strip is electrically coupled to a side rail. The lower conductive strips have connecting ends (60) which are spaced from each other so as to accept a connection circuit board. Side conductive strips (62) are coupled to the conductive ink side rails. Electrical current controlled by the connection circuit board is passed through the carbon veil material to create heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Encompass Group, LLC
    Inventors: Eric James Howard, Kelley Terrell, Mark Beran
  • Patent number: 10800597
    Abstract: A telescoping syringe suitable for use with medications and other materials is presented. The telescoping syringe includes a valve, a plunger, and a barrel. The valve further includes a barrier, an outlet(s) through the barrier, and an annular extension extending from the barrier. The plunger further includes an inlet(s) and a first side wall with a proximal wall. The barrel includes a second side wall with a distal wall at one end and an open end at another end. The plunger is extendable from and retractable into the barrel at the open end via slidable engagement between first and second walls. The valve directly contacts one end of the first wall so that an annular flange slidingly engages an annular groove. The valve and the barrel slidingly contact the plunger so as to open and to close the inlet(s) and/or the outlet(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: New Product Development Concepts LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. Kolonia, Brian J. Kolonia
  • Patent number: 10800643
    Abstract: A beverage dispenser system with remote ingredients handling. The beverage dispenser system includes at least one dispenser having a nozzle. Micro-ingredients and macro-ingredients are remotely positioned such as under the counter or in a back room to physically separate the micro-ingredients and macro-ingredients from the dispenser. Pumps or metering devises for providing the micro-ingredients and the macro-ingredients are also physically separated from the dispenser. The beverage system may also include a heat exchanger for cooling the macro-ingredients as well as still water and carbonated water. The heat exchanger may be positioned in the dispenser, on the dispenser, under the counter, or within the counter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventors: Shaun B. Gatipon, Daniel S. Quartarone
  • Patent number: 10798786
    Abstract: A cooking appliance has a cooking plate for the direct preparation of food products thereon and has a heating device thereunder, wherein the heating device runs parallel to the cooking plate and bears at least partially against the bottom side of the cooking plate. The heating device has a flat carrier disc running parallel to the cooking plate, on the bottom side and top side of which carrier disc there are arranged in each case heating means which in each case substantially cover the carrier disc. Both heating means have in each case a multiplicity of heating conductors to cover the bottom side and top side of the carrier disc. The carrier disc may be composed of micanite, and the heating conductors may be thick-film heating conductors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: E.G.O. Elektro-Geraetebau GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Roth, Volker Block, Matthias Mandl, Michael Tafferner
  • 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: 10781017
    Abstract: Provided is a cap (11) used for a discharge container (1) and provided on a mouth portion (32) of a container main body (10) which is deformed by a pressing force and stores contents (100). The cap (11) includes: a base portion (51) having an annular bottom wall (64) having a discharge port (64a), an annular groove (64c) provided in an outer peripheral edge of the bottom wall (64), a flow port (64d) provided in the groove (64c), and a flow groove (64e) connected to the flow port (64d); a check valve (53) having a cylindrical support portion (81) having one end disposed in the groove (64c), a plurality of elastic pieces (82) connected to the support portion (81), and a valve body (83) connected to the plurality of elastic pieces (82) and opening and closing the discharge port (64a); and a discharge nozzle (52) covering the bottom wall (64).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: TOKYO LIGHT INDUSTRY CO., LTD., KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaaki Sakimura, Masashi Sasaki, Shouji Uehira, Satoshi Ichikawa
  • 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: 10773342
    Abstract: A rolling type 3D printing device for recycling powders and an operation method thereof are provided. The rolling type 3D printing device has a rolling mechanism, at least one optical module, and a powder conveying module. The rolling mechanism holds a workpiece and receives powders. Cylindrical or cone workpieces can be laminated by the rolling type 3D printing device through the design of the rolling mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Tongtai Machine & Tool Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Pao Chen, Jui-Hsiung Yen
  • 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: 10743720
    Abstract: An accessory device for a wall-mounted dispenser is described. The accessory device may also be attached to the wall and may include a plate having an underside surface shaped to generally match the top edge of the dispenser and a portion of a left side edge and a portion of a right side edge of the dispended so that when the dispenser is mounted to the wall and in a closed position and the rear surface of the plate is generally parallel to and coupled to the wall, the dispenser is able to be opened and closed while tampering to the top edge and portions of the side edges of the dispenser is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Archer Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Wertheim
  • Patent number: 10744523
    Abstract: A mixing and dispensing apparatus having first and second containers. The first container has a main body portion which retains a first substance. A separate compartment is located in the first container and an internal passageway is formed between the main body portion and the compartment. The second container is configured to retain a second substance, and is compressible. The second container has a top end and a closed spout, wherein the closed spout is located in the compartment with the spout extending through the internal passageway into the main body portion of said first container. A release mechanism is formed by a plunger extending within the second container. The plunger has a first end in communication with the top end of the second container, and a second end aligned with the closed spout. The second end opens the closed spout when the second container is compressed to release the second substance into the main body portion of the first container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Veltek Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur L. Vellutato, Jr., Walter Anthony Baker
  • Patent number: 10743721
    Abstract: An accessory device for a wall-mounted dispenser is described. The accessory device may also be attached to the wall and may include a plate having an underside surface shaped to generally match the top edge of the dispenser and a portion of a left side edge and a portion of a right side edge of the dispended so that when the dispenser is mounted to the wall and in a closed position and the rear surface of the plate is generally parallel to and coupled to the wall, the dispenser is able to be opened and closed while tampering to the top edge and portions of the side edges of the dispenser is prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Archer Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Wertheim
  • Patent number: 10736684
    Abstract: An induction heating coil is positioned inside a tube-like instrument having dimensions similar to current laparoscopic instruments. Magnetic field intensities of up to 15 kA/m at a frequency of 289 kHz are achieved while the instrument is operated at safe temperatures. A cooling agent system maintains a desired temperature inside the instrument and temperatures sensors monitor the temperature of the cooling agent as well as the temperature of the induction heating coil to safely operate the instrument within operating temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: University of Puerto Rico
    Inventors: Eduardo J. Juan, Madeline Torres-Lugo, Jorge L. Castro-Torres
  • 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