Patents Examined by Patrick M Buechner
  • Patent number: 11952259
    Abstract: Embodiments are described of a beverage dispensing system configured to give the illusion it dispenses aquarium water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventor: Sherman Richard Woodford
  • Patent number: 11938507
    Abstract: Metering dispensers include a body configured to hold a flowable composition in a chamber, a drive screw coupled to the body, and a plunger threadingly coupled to the drive screw. The plunger includes at least two annular lips that form a fluid seal with the chamber as the plunger travels along the drive screw through the chamber. A base is rotationally coupled to the body with a cam that contacts at least one tab extending externally from the body so that the tab enters at least one low point on the cam by traveling over a trailing edge of the low point, and the trailing edge then prevents the tab from exiting the low point in the direction of the trailing edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: DOSELOGIX, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Gayle Phipps, Daniel Lee DeYoung, Dale Melton Coker, Craig Jay Cochran, John Britton S. Mockridge, Nicholas H. Reaves, Ellen Y. Brown
  • Patent number: 11939205
    Abstract: A portable beverage apparatus that is configured to store a plurality of bottles in a position for dispensing liquid therefrom and wherein the present invention further includes storage for additional beverage receptacles. The present invention includes an annular base support member having a lower storage container superposed thereto. The lower storage container is configured to receive and store beverage containers of various sizes. A support mast member extends upward from the lower end of the portable beverage apparatus to the upper end thereof. A beverage dispensing assembly is rotatably mounted about the support mast member. The beverage dispensing assembly is configured to receive and retain a plurality of bottles in an inverted position providing access to the contents of the bottle through valve assemblies. An upper tray member is located at the top of the beverage dispensing assembly and is configured to receive and store alternate types of beverage containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventors: Randy Reid, Gary Harper, Dean Samuels
  • Patent number: 11939137
    Abstract: A flexible container (10) is disclosed. The flexible container (10) includes four panels (18, 20, 22, 24), each panel comprising a flexible multilayer film. Each flexible multilayer film is composed of a polymeric material. The four panels form (i) a body, (ii) a neck, and (iii) a handle. The handle (12) has an upper handle portion (12a) and a pair of spaced-apart legs (13, 15). The legs extend from the upper handle portion to the body on opposing sides of the neck. The flexible container includes a fitment (70) sealed to the neck. The flexible container includes a dispensing pump (100) attached to the fitment. The flexible container can provide a metered dose from a dispensing pump and the dispensing pump can also function as a handle to hand-carry the flexible container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Sheng Li, Bin Li, Brian W. Walther, Marc S. Black
  • Patent number: 11939118
    Abstract: A lid may be sized and configured to be attached to a container and the lid may include a spout and a flip-top closure. The flip-top closure may be movable between open and closed positions relative to the spout. The lid may also include a carrying member with a loop-shaped configuration. The lid may further include one or more flanges and the flanges may include one or more protrusions. The protrusions may form a pivot point about which the flip-top closure pivots between the open and closed positions. The protrusions may also allow the carrying member to pivot independently of the flip-top closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Runway Blue, LLC
    Inventors: Steven M. Sorensen, David O. Meyers
  • Patent number: 11930915
    Abstract: A toothbrush includes a handle, a head at a distal end of the handle comprising a bristle plate, a hole extending through the bristle plate, a plurality of bristles at least partially disposed in the hole and extending from the hole in a direction away from the head, and a reservoir in fluid communication with the hole. Fluid in the reservoir enters the tuft holes and is wicked out of the head of the toothbrushes by capillaries formed between the bristles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Gerald Gontarz, Patrik Johansson, John Gatzemeyer, Douglas Hohlbein, Daniel Wainless, Brian Bloch, Najma Khan
  • Patent number: 11912558
    Abstract: A beverage dispense head assembly is made of a liquor port assembly, a mixer port assembly, a diffuser and a mixing bowl. The liquor port assembly has liquor ports that dispense liquid at an inward angle and outside the mixing bowl. The mixer port assembly has a first mixer port that dispenses liquid into the diffuser, and a second mixer port that dispenses liquid directly into the cavity of the mixing bowl. The diffuser has a cavity that dispenses liquid onto a shoulder extending from the diffuser wall, and a flange with ports to allow liquid to escape from the diffuser and into the cavity of the mixing bowl. The mixing bowl has a second opening at a second end thereof providing an exit to the mixing bowl for the liquids therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Smart Bar USA LLC
    Inventor: Josh Augsburger
  • Patent number: 11897278
    Abstract: A manual device including a first portion and a second portion. The second portion being at least partially fitted into the first portion and being moveable in translation relative to the first portion. The first portion having a first distal end while the second portion has a second distal end opposite the first distal end. The second portion also includes a locking device designed to prevent the first portion from moving in translation relative to the second portion only when, considered in the direction of gravity. The first distal end is arranged above the second distal end, and the locking device includes a chamber and a ball or equivalent accommodated in the chamber. The chamber is provided only in the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: SOCIÉTÉ BIC
    Inventor: Laurent Beaucher
  • Patent number: 11882925
    Abstract: A hair brush system includes a brush housing having a handle neck portion and a fluid reservoir for holding a viscous fluid therein. The fluid reservoir is disposed within the brush housing. The hair brush system includes a plunger plate for engaging in the fluid reservoir of a gel or other viscous fluid product. The plunger plate is disposed within the brush housing. Valve devices are dispersed in a brush head, wherein the valves are fluidly coupled to the reservoir upon movement of the plunger plate from a first position to a second position upon engagement of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventor: Paula Chinenye Ilonze
  • Patent number: 11839286
    Abstract: Proposed is a cosmetic container cap with a duo-mix function. In its body, a female fastening portion is formed below an upper open-type chamber where an accommodation space is formed to accommodate a first cosmetic content of liquid or powder to be fastened to a male fastening portion formed to be exposed in a container. A hollow dip tube is formed to extend a predetermined length downward from the chamber. A pumping member coupled to the chamber of the body part is configured to press down the first cosmetic content toward the container for mixing it with a second cosmetic content inside the container, and to pump a mixture of the first and second cosmetic contents into the dip tube and the chamber for discharging outside. A dip tube sealing cap closes and opens the dip tube, which enables mixing the first and second cosmetic contents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: Kugil Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Jong-Sou Choi
  • Patent number: 11833535
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for variable-control fragrance dispensing. The disclosed device brings customization to the fragrance industry. Interchanging sub-containers and selecting the amounts of each sub-container allows a user to customize their scents. A mixing chamber contained to receive and mix a variable amount of each liquid from a plurality of sub-containers is described. The mixed liquid is sprayable out a spray head of the device. Selector knobs may be used to control valves which control the variable amount of each liquid dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: Creative Elements NY, LLC
    Inventors: Monique Rene Gauthier, Ryon Mathew Smey
  • Patent number: 11820644
    Abstract: A tap assembly with a hollow tap body which defines a dispensing chamber leading to an outlet arrangement. A valve assembly with a valve element is provided to selectively open an inlet into the dispensing chamber. A push button is provided which operates the valve assembly, and which defines an operating chamber, with the push button movable into the operating chamber. A connecting member is provided extending from the push button through the operating chamber. A seal is provided to prevent liquid passing from the dispensing chamber to the operating chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventor: Ian Darby
  • Patent number: 11805957
    Abstract: There is disclosed a floor cleaning apparatus. The apparatus has a cleaning head portion for engaging a floor surface during cleaning, an upstanding portion for maneuvering movement of said cleaning head portion, a liquid delivery assembly, a handle portion extending from said upstanding portion and a sealed liquid storage container. The cleaning head portion includes a first nozzle and a second nozzle arranged on lateral opposite ends for forward discharging of cleaning detergent therefrom. The liquid delivery assembly is configured to prevent, or at least minimize, undesirable leaking from the nozzles regardless of the orientation of the apparatus or the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Hayco Manufacturing Limited
    Inventors: Simeon Jupp, Kin Wong Yau, Hoss Vong
  • Patent number: 11801974
    Abstract: A dispenser has a product chamber and an applicator tip. The product chamber has at least two walls, connected by at least one seal and having an applicator tip. The dispenser is configured so that it can be stood on one end, with the applicator tip at the opposite end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Inventor: Alyse Merritt
  • Patent number: 11802037
    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: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2023
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert William Balstad, Scott Thomas Loomis
  • Patent number: 11794206
    Abstract: A dispensing head for a supply tube that enables material to be evenly applied adjacent to the peripheral edge of a thin structure, such as a vehicle door. The dispensing head has a first end with a first opening and a second end with a discharge opening. A guide extends from the second end. The guide includes a descending element and a lateral foot element, wherein the bottom surface of the second end, the descending element, and the lateral foot element define three sides of an open gap space. The dispensing head is attached to a supply tube. The thin structure is positioned within the guide. The hook shaped guide positions the discharge opening a set distance from the application surface on the thin structure. The guide is moved along the peripheral edge where the material can be dispensed evenly at a set distance from the peripheral edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventor: Epaminondas V. Assis, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11772111
    Abstract: Designs and methods for using reusable dispenser for use with a vessel containing a fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: Branded AcquiCo No 5, LLC
    Inventors: Sean Busch, Stuart Harvey Lee, Mark Robert Dorsey
  • Patent number: 11766886
    Abstract: A thermochromic ink writing instrument comprising a body extending along an axis, the body having a first end and a second end opposed to the first end along the axis, the first end being provided with a writing tip and with an eraser, wherein the writing tip is fed with thermochromic ink, wherein the writing tip is fixed with regard to the body and the eraser is movable along the axis with regard to the body, and the thermochromic ink writing instrument further comprising a helical-cam propelling mechanism configured to move the eraser along the axis between a retracted position and a protruding position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: SOCIÉTÉ BIC
    Inventor: Laurent Beaucher
  • Patent number: 11753233
    Abstract: A dispensing container for discharging different types of contents includes a first container, a second container, a first pump module coupled to the first container, and a second pump module coupled to the second container. The first container includes an insertion space and a first interior space separated from the insertion space by a partition wall. The second container is inserted into the insertion space and includes a second interior space. The first pump discharges a first content filled in the first interior space, and the second pump module is inserted into the second interior space when the second container is inserted into the insertion space. The second pump module also discharges a second content filled in the second interior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: SAMHWA CO., LTD
    Inventors: Chang Gon Kim, Ki Sung Lee
  • Patent number: 11737544
    Abstract: A container for loose powder, having a well defining a well volume, a side wall surrounding the well laterally to define an upwardly closed powder chamber extending circumferentially around the well, and a bottom member cooperating with the well and the side wall to close the lower ends of the well volume and the chamber. The bottom member and at least a part of the well are relatively rotatable between positions in which the well and bottom member cooperatively prevent passage of powder from the chamber to the well volume, and in which at least one gap opens to permit limited passage of powder from the chamber into the lower end of the well volume. A lid closing the well volume is removable to enable an applicator to transport powder from the well volume to a location outside the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: Toly Management Ltd.
    Inventors: Mario Delia, James Attard Kingswell, Phillippe Parker, Brian McNamara, Matthew Brincat