Patents Examined by Paul R Durand
  • Patent number: 11897753
    Abstract: A dispenser for discharging beverage can comprise a cock configured to control discharge of the beverage; a lever connected to a rotary shaft of the cock; a rotary valve connected to the rotary shaft and defining a rotary interspace configured to rotate together with the rotary shaft; and a fixed valve fixed to a cock body of the cock and defining a fixed hole configured to not move even when the rotary shaft is rotated; wherein the dispenser is configured to discharge the beverage when the lever is rotated to overlap a position of the rotary interspace and the fixed hole; and wherein the cock is configured to fix the fixed valve at one of a first position and a second position, the second position being different from the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Iwanaga
  • Patent number: 11892266
    Abstract: The present invention provides a novel toy electric water pistol. The novel toy electric water pistol adopts a water suction sensing part with double sensing contacts to cooperate with a first motor in a linkage manner, so that the toy electric water pistol can be automatically and quickly processed for water suction and replenishment, without manual water addition operation, so that it is convenient to use and has high water storage efficiency. At the same time, by setting a quantitative driving jetting part, it can realize the sequential quantitative water jet jetting operation with a high response speed. The toy electric water pistol has more sufficient jetting power and a longer jetting range by combining a water jet with a conical water jet hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventor: Xiangjun Zhang
  • Patent number: 11890284
    Abstract: The invention comprises a shampoo apparatus and method of use thereof, comprising: (1) a pressurized container, a pressure in the container in a range of seventy to two hundred pounds per square inch and (2) a shampoo in the container, the shampoo comprising greater than five thousand parts per million carbon dioxide, where the shampoo optionally contains a detergent, zinc pyrrolidone carboxylic acid, and/or minoxidil. The carbon dioxide in the container is optionally added as a solid or a liquid and/or is chemically formed inside the container, such as from any of a carbonic acid, a bicarbonate, a bicarbonate salt, and/or a carbonate. The carbon dioxide solvates/makes soluble and aids removal of sebacic acid on the scalp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Inventor: Nyangenya Maniga
  • Patent number: 11891296
    Abstract: A fuel distribution system includes a fuel intake in communication with at least one fuel source that delivers a fuel through a fuel path. A filtering mechanism is positioned within the fuel path. A surge tank operates to maintain a minimum fluid pressure within the fuel path. A fuel manifold selectively delivers the fuel to a plurality of external fuel couplings. A flow meter monitors a flow of the fuel through the fuel manifold. The plurality of external fuel couplings are configured to contemporaneously deliver the fuel at a consistent flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Tyton Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Fachini
  • Patent number: 11889912
    Abstract: A discrete dispensed product comprising a first portion; and a second portion at least partially surrounding the first portion provides a premium and distinct appearance to consumers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Joseph Michael Zukowski, Sudeep Chakravarty, Yu Wang, Suxuan Gong
  • Patent number: 11884459
    Abstract: A spouted pouch (1) has a spout (10) with a neck (14) extending upward from an attachment portion (12). A cap unit (30) has a cap body (35) and an integrated ring member (50), made as one piece of plastic. A ring member is integrally formed to the lower edge of the skirt of the cap body and comprises an annular base portion (51) connected via breakable bridges (53) to the skirt. The base portion and the spout body (11) have cooperating permanent snap-fit joint portions (56, 21, 23) that keep the ring member fixed to the spout upon removal of the cap body. The pouch further comprises a flow control device (80) made distinct from the spout and from the cap unit. The flow control device is mounted to the neck (14) and has an external part (82) located outside of the exterior surface of the neck. The cap body is arranged over the neck and the flow control device. The ring member and the external part of the flow control device have cooperating retention portions (55, 83).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Scholle IPN IP B.V.
    Inventor: Jeroen Pieter Fiere
  • Patent number: 11882927
    Abstract: An item of equipment includes at least one worktop formed of at least one substrate made of monolithic glass material with a surface area of greater than 0.7 m2. The substrate exhibits a luminosity L* of less than 10, a haze of less than 30% and a light transmission TL of less than 10%. The item of equipment also includes at least one heating element and at least one interface for communication with at least one element of the worktop and/or with at least one external element for wireless communication. The item of equipment is devoid of light source(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: EUROKERA S.N.C.
    Inventors: Gregory Debreyer, Franck Demol, Nicolas Roux, Pablo Vilato
  • Patent number: 11884449
    Abstract: A can lid for a can includes a lid panel with a pouring opening, an actuating element on an upper side of the lid panel, and a closure element disposed on a lower side of the lid panel which faces an interior of the can with the can lid attached thereto. The closure element is shiftable between a closed position, in which the closure element closes the pouring opening in a liquid-tight and/or gas-tight manner, and an open position, in which the pouring opening is at least partially uncovered, along the lid panel substantially translationally in a guided manner by the actuating element. The closure element and the actuating element are made of a metallic material and are fastened to one another by a riveted connection and/or a welded connection that moves along a guide slot in the lid panel during shifting of the closure element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventors: Christian Schandl, Alois B├╝hler
  • Patent number: 11884439
    Abstract: A plastic bag dispenser device for dispensing feces bags with help from a moisture pad includes a tube. The tube has an aperture positioned on the side of the tube. The aperture provides an opening for a user to grab a canine feces bag. A lid is positioned on top of the tube. A compartment is attached to the top of the lid. The compartment defines a space for a moisture pad to be placed. The moisture pad wets the fingers of the user. A roll of bags is stored within the hollow interior of the tube. Each of the bags is coupled to each other by a perforation line. The user can separate each bag from the roll by pulling the bag from the perforation line. A snap hook clip is attached to the exterior of the tube and is used for attaching the tube to a canine leash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventor: Jeffrey Zeitz
  • Patent number: 11885660
    Abstract: A device for precise dispensing of liquids utilizing pressure-operated valves to control fluid travel. Use of a flexible bulb within a fluid vessel provides manual actuation of the valves through application of pressure to the exterior of the fluid vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: FLEXPENSER AB
    Inventors: Amin Kazemzadeh, Esmail Pishbin, Giulia Gaudenzi, Robert Bouwens
  • Patent number: 11878619
    Abstract: A vehicle comprises: a dispenser for a liquid, the dispenser comprising an outlet for the liquid; and a source of ultraviolet light disposed to emit the ultraviolet light onto the outlet of the dispenser. The dispenser further comprises a first position and a second position that is different than the first position. The outlet of the dispenser is disposed closer to the source of ultraviolet light when the dispenser is in the second position than when the dispenser is in the first position. The vehicle comprises a controller in communication with the source of the ultraviolet light. The controller causes the source of ultraviolet light to emit the ultraviolet light when the dispenser is in the second position but not when the dispenser is in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: James Alan Acre, Robert D. Bedard, John P. Casci, James George Gebbie, Douglas Raymond Martin
  • Patent number: 11878847
    Abstract: A container closure. The closure comprises a pressure closure assembly and an outer release shell configured to be coupled thereto. The assembly comprises a relief valve and an inner shell having a base wall, a pressure relief slot, and an outer skirt extending away from the base wall and including first and second portions. The release shell includes a first portion having a base wall configured to overlap a portion of the inner shell base wall, and a tab corresponding to the slot of the inner shell. The first portion further includes an outer skirt extending away from the first portion base wall and configured to wrap around the first portion of the outer skirt. The release shell further includes a second portion having a base wall configured to overlap a portion of the inner shell base wall, and an outer skirt extending away from the second portion base wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventor: Brian J. Chisholm
  • Patent number: 11873204
    Abstract: A beer dispensing faucet is configured to be attached to a shank connector. The shank connector has a connecting member and an internal passageway having an outlet opening positioned within the connecting member. The dispensing faucet has a housing defining a central conduit having an inlet opening and an outlet opening. The housing defines a valve seat in the central conduit and further has an aperture in communication with the central conduit. The inlet opening is dimensioned to correspond in size to the outlet opening of the internal passageway and further configured to be positioned in confronting relation to the outlet opening of the internal passageway. The housing has a connecting member configured to cooperate and connect to the connecting member of the shank connector. A valve stem is positioned in the aperture. The valve stem has a first position wherein the valve stem is engaged with valve seat to define a closed faucet position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventor: Steven P. Keeling
  • Patent number: 11866317
    Abstract: Provided is a liquid dispensing device. The liquid dispensing device includes an internal member coupled to a sink and a nozzle. A liquid processing module is installed separately from the dispenser and may include components to generate, for example, a heated liquid, a cooled liquid, or a liquid having a sterilizing agent. Piping coupling the liquid processing module to the nozzle may extend through the internal member, and one or more components may couple the internal member under the sink. One or more valves may be positioned on the piping to direct fluid from the liquid processing module to the nozzle or to discharge fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventors: Jewook Jeon, Dongkoo Han, Jingyu Ji, Sangnam Kim, Jongwon Yun, Junki Yeo, Youngseok Kim
  • Patent number: 11857127
    Abstract: A dispensing station apparatus, system, and method for liquid personal hygiene product, including, but not limited to, liquid (including gel) soap, sanitizer, disinfectant and/or cleanser, such as for sanitizing, disinfecting or cleaning one's hands, and, more particularly, that is touchlessly automatically operable to dispense a discrete quantity of the liquid personal hygiene product responsive to sensed presence of a person's hand along a predetermined dispensing path, including rapidly in succession responsive to placement of a succession of hands placed in the path. The apparatus can optionally be modular, to enable configuring to include one or more dispensing stations at multiple positions and heights on a housing of the apparatus, and it can be overall height adjustable, and can include a variety of accessories, including personal protection shielding between the stations, and dispensers for gloves, masks, tissues, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Newco Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Jody G. Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 11859763
    Abstract: A container includes a pouch formed of a film material and in which a lubricant composition with a worked penetration of 300 to 450 is filled and sealed, and a spout fixed to the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Nabtesco Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Nakamura, Hiroyuki Miyoshi
  • Patent number: 11850613
    Abstract: A pump dispenser comprises an actuator head (100) having a dispensing channel communicating with a nozzle outlet (122), a closure body (20) having a top facing (203), at least one engagement feature extending axially upward from the top facing, and a recess (210) formed in the top facing. The recess has a cylindrical sidewall (212) with a plurality of axially-aligned stoppers positioned along the cylindrical sidewall and an annular ledge (220) defining an inlet port at a bottom end of the recess, said ledge including a cylindrical abutment (240) extending axially upward within the recess (210). An internal plug (40) is positioned within the annular recess, and includes an annular disk (400) with at least one axially-aligned stopping flange (410) positioned at or around a periphery of said disk and a plurality of axially-aligned engagement flanges (420) positioned toward a center of said disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Inventor: Simon Christopher Knight
  • Patent number: 11851264
    Abstract: A pressure control device for pressure packaging based on a disc with fluid connection and a collecting basin, with associated stopper. The closing mechanism in the pressure control device is no longer based on a cylinder with a central opening in the separation wall and closing-off of the opening by means of a piston with stem. The proposal is extremely simple, compact and easy to assemble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Gojara bvba
    Inventors: Erwin Vanderstraeten, Dirk De Cuyper, Tom Anthierens
  • Patent number: 11845644
    Abstract: A flavor infusion dispenser is provided. The flavor infusion dispenser may include a refrigeration unit configured to store a beverage container, a beverage tower coupled to the refrigeration unit and configured to transport a beverage from the beverage container, a faucet coupled to the beverage tower and having a handle configured to activate flow of the beverage from the beverage container through the beverage tower, a nozzle coupled to the faucet, at least one flavor container for storing flavoring for the beverage, at least one flavor line coupled to the nozzle and configured to transport flavoring from the at least one flavor container, and a pump configured to pump flavoring from the at least one flavor container to the nozzle via the at least one flavor line. The nozzle may be configured to mix the beverage and the flavoring, and dispense a flavored beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Inventor: Daren Ogden
  • Patent number: 11845643
    Abstract: Among other things, beverages are dispensed from one or more beverage dispensers based on selections made by users. Information about the dispensing of the beverages is sent to a central server where it is used to manage a variety of functions including replacement of depleted supplies of components. Various features of the beverage dispensers enable the beverages that are dispensed to be uniform and appealing to users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2023
    Assignee: Hydration Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Wing, Yvan De Boeck, Sean Grundy, Elizabeth Becton, Frank Lee