Patents Examined by Rakesh Kumar
  • Patent number: 10380833
    Abstract: Provided is an item dispensing device that can reduce the height of each device without decreasing the number of items to be stored. The item dispensing device includes: a storage case for storing capsules; an item ejection port provided in a side wall of the storage case; a vertical rotating shaft attached to the storage case; a motor for driving the rotating shaft to rotate; a circular plate provided in a lower part of the storage case and rotated by the rotating shaft, the circular plate being provided with item holders along the circumferential direction, each of the item holders having an opening in the outer circumferential direction and provided to be engageable with a capsule, wherein a part of the outer circumference of the circular plate is opposed to the item ejection port; and a capsule ejection mechanism for energizing the capsule engaged with one of the item holders toward the item ejection port side when the item holder is positioned at the item ejection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Masuki co., ltd
    Inventors: Takashi Yoshida, Toshiya Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10369305
    Abstract: A medication dispenser includes a base seat, a circuitry unit and an outer casing. The base seat includes a mouthpiece. The circuitry unit includes a first circuit board, a battery, and first and second switches disposed on the first circuit board. The outer casing is movable relative to the base seat between a close position where the outer casing covers the mouthpiece and where the first switch is actuated such that electric power is prevented from being supplied from the battery to the first circuit board, and an open position where the outer casing uncovers the mouthpiece and where the second switch is actuated such that electric power is supplied from the battery to the first circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Jabil Circuit (Shanghai) Ltd.
    Inventors: Ying Li, Ying-Zhen Tong, Yi-Nong Zhao, Fang-Long Xu, Yong-Feng Song, Conor Mulcahy, Xiao Qiang Fei
  • Patent number: 10358278
    Abstract: A bag container dispenser includes a bag container. The container is formed of resilient material and has a bottom, a top, first and second sides, a front, a back and a removable access panel. The access panel has a top segment that includes a portion of the top and a connected front segment. The front segment has a height that extends from the bottom to the top. Stacked bags are sized and shaped to fit within the bag container. Each of the bags has a front wall, a back wall, an open top and a closure mechanism. The bags are dispensable from the container through an opening provided by removal of the access panel which may have a removable cover. A dispenser rack has a horizontal platform sized and shaped to support the bag container. Peripheral guards extend upward from the platform and constrain movement of the container during dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Jessica Tan
  • Patent number: 10358279
    Abstract: A bag container dispenser includes a bag container. The container is formed of resilient material and has a bottom, a top, first and second sides, a front, a back and a removable access panel. The access panel has a top segment that includes a portion of the top and a connected front segment. The front segment has a height that extends from the bottom to the top. Stacked bags are sized and shaped to fit within the bag container. Each of the bags has a front wall, a back wall, an open top and a closure mechanism. The bags are dispensable from the container through an opening provided by removal of the access panel which may have a removable cover. A dispenser rack has a horizontal platform sized and shaped to support the bag container. Peripheral guards extend upward from the platform and constrain movement of the container during dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Inventor: Jessica Tan
  • Patent number: 10334999
    Abstract: A tissue dispensing assembly for discrete tissue access includes a first shell that defines an interior space and a second shell that defines an internal space. The second shell has an upper end that is open. A plurality of tissues, which is rolled, is configured to position in the internal space. A first hole and a second hole are positioned in a top and a bottom of the first shell, respectively. A panel is coupled to and extends between a perimeter of the first hole and a circumference of the second hole to defines a chamber in the interior space. The second hole is positioned to insert the second shell into the chamber so that a terminal sheet of the plurality of tissues is positioned through the first hole. The terminal sheet is extracted by pulling concurrent with positioning of an adjacent sheet through the first hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Cindy Brunelle
  • Patent number: 10327602
    Abstract: Wipes dispensers for dispensing interconnected wipes. An exemplary wipes dispenser may include a container body and a removable lid forming an interior region into which a plurality of interconnected wipes may be disposed. Pulling on a lead end of a lead wipe causes a following wipe to also be pulled and follow the lead wipe. The removable lid may cover at least a portion of the container aperture. A landing member in the lid covers at least a portion of the container aperture by extending from a top rim of the container body toward the middle of the interior region. A gripping channel may be provided through the landing member, through which the lead end of the lead wipe may be threaded. The landing member may include a concavely shaped portion. The landing member may include a thickened portion, e.g., surrounding the gripping channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Kerry D. Azelton, Russell E. Bell, Jon Markey, Joshua Glessner
  • Patent number: 10327996
    Abstract: Mechanisms for dispensing items such as medications and medical supplies. Different mechanisms may be tailored to dispensing different kinds of items, for example medications in single dose packages, vials, syringes, or other similarly-shaped items. The dispensers may be placed in a dispensing unit that includes a lockable restock drawer and a dispense drawer into which items are dispensed by the dispensing mechanisms. The various kinds of dispensing mechanisms may be installed in the restock drawer in any workable proportion and arrangement. The dispensing mechanisms include multiple sensing technologies for tracking and inventory of items and for accurate sensing of items as they are dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Omnicell, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert Lawson Fisher, Gerardo Moreno
  • Patent number: 10322477
    Abstract: A feed unit is used to feed connection elements from a receiving position to a transfer position along a feed direction. The feed unit has a receiving part to which each connection element can be fed individually. A head piece is movably mounted in the receiving part and has a receiving region for the nuts, and a thrust unit to move the head piece. The head piece is rotated from a first rotational position into a second rotational position, being reached in an intermediate position, by a rotary device. A slider element moves relative to the head piece out of the intermediate position into a transfer position within the head piece such that the nuts are brought out of the head piece into the transfer position. The rotary device has a mechanical forced guidance unit which includes a control sleeve with a curved path into which a control element engages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Richard Bergner Verbindungstechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Andreas Skolaude
  • Patent number: 10315833
    Abstract: A blade dispenser is provided that includes a housing, a carrier, and a blade eject assembly. The housing defines a carrier cavity having an open end, and includes a blade loading mechanism. The carrier is operable to hold a plurality of blades. The carrier is selectively disposable within the carrier cavity of the housing. The blade eject assembly includes a button biased in a normal position relative to a base. The button is operable to be moved relative to the base and engage a blade disposed within the carrier, and to move the blade to a position where at least a part of the blade is disposed outside the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: ACCUTEC BLADES, INC.
    Inventors: Paul Philipp Erdmann, Jeffrey Wonderley
  • Patent number: 10314235
    Abstract: A method of loading bales into a bale processing chamber of a bale processor. The bale processing chamber is mounted on a chamber frame mounted on wheels for travel on a ground surface in a forward operating travel direction. A bale fork is pivotally mounted on the chamber frame such that in a lowered position the bale fork is oriented substantially horizontally and rests on the ground surface. The chamber frame is moved rearward such that the bale fork slides under a bale resting on the ground surface with a bale axis oriented substantially horizontally in a first direction substantially perpendicular to the operating travel direction. The bale fork and the bale supported thereon are raised above the ground surface. The bale fork is turned such that the bale axis turns to a second direction substantially parallel to the operating travel direction while maintaining the bale rearward of the bale processing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Highline Manufacturing Limited
    Inventors: Blake Neudorf, Montgomerie Summach, Joel Dokken, Gene Kondra
  • Patent number: 10294043
    Abstract: A screw denester for isolated dispensing of trays, comprising a frame for arrangement on a motor-driven transport device and multiple force-driven dispensing screws for isolating and dropping of trays. The screw denester is characterized in that it has a trigger plate that is provided loosely on the frame below the dispensing screws, wherein at least one sensor is provided that records a position change of the trigger plate in relation to the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Multivac Sepp Haggenmüller SE & Co. KG
    Inventors: Lars Mörschner, Bernhard Fickler
  • Patent number: 10288536
    Abstract: A histology processing cassette stack having a plurality of cassettes for use in analyzing or processing biological samples is disclosed. The stack of cassettes are arranged in register and threaded on a connecting strip which passes through an aperture in a direction perpendicular to the plane of the cassette though a front wall of the cassette. The cassettes are held in fixed relation and may be transported and inserted en bloc into a magazine in a printing system by the connecting strip having a retaining part abutting the bottom cassette and able to bear the weight of the stack of cassettes when suspended. A printing system comprising a housing having a void for receiving a magazine loaded with the stack of cassettes is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Cellpath Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Webber, Philip Webber, Richard Titcombe
  • Patent number: 10290171
    Abstract: An automatic vending machine includes: product storage shelves provided along an up-down direction in a product storage region inside a product storage; a back face duct configured to extend along the up-down direction behind the product storage region; a circulating unit configured to flow air inside the product storage into the back face duct from an air inlet of the back face duct to circulate the inside air between an inside of the product storage region and an outside of the product storage region; a temperature adjusting unit configured to adjust the inside air circulated by the circulating unit to a desired temperature; and a side face duct configured to extend along the up-down direction at a place corresponding to front end portions of the product storage shelves in at least one of both side regions of the product storage region, and communicate with the back face duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshitake Yokota
  • Patent number: 10286503
    Abstract: A fastener delivery system includes an escapement mechanism configured to control dispensing of associated fasteners located in a column one associated fastener at a time and a rotate and present apparatus operable with the escapement mechanism. The apparatus is configured to rotate between a fastener receiving position and a fastener loading position. In the fastener receiving position the apparatus is adapted to receive each associated fastener released from the escapement mechanism, and in the fastener loading position the apparatus is configured to present each associated fastener to an associated fastener installation device. The escapement mechanism is adjustable in a height direction relative to the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Samuel J. Neumeier, George Alexander Hollis, Samuel Thompson, Kaleb T. Allen, John Michael Scelsi
  • Patent number: 10285544
    Abstract: In one example, a wipe dispensing system includes a housing that defines an internal wipe storage area, a mixing element having an opening that communicates with the wipe storage area, a fluid reservoir disposed within the housing, a pump in communication with the fluid reservoir, a nozzle in communication with the pump and located proximate the opening of the mixing element such that an outlet of the nozzle is in communication with the opening of the mixing element, and a pump actuation mechanism operably connected with the pump and responsive to initiation of the dispensation of a wipe from the wipe dispensing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The Clorox Company
    Inventors: Kristina Perlas, Aidee Duarte, John Glauber, Joshua King Hoyt, David John Sayler
  • Patent number: 10271666
    Abstract: In some embodiments, systems, apparatuses and methods are described herein useful to indicate the number of products on a merchandising unit. Counting devices as described herein maintain an accurate count of the number of products on a given merchandising unit and provides a display of the count.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventors: Robert J. Taylor, Matthew Alexander, Jeffrey S. Cruz, William M. Propes, Leigh Ann Scobey
  • Patent number: 10266342
    Abstract: A release device may include a lifting and pre-stopping element having an upper sliding surface, the part coupled to a drive such that the sliding surface is movable over the sliding plane into an enabled position and at the level of the sliding plane into a blocked position, the part having a stop which in the enabled position protrudes beyond the sliding plane. A blocking element, behind the part in the sliding direction, has an upper blocking element sliding surface, a blocking edge protruding beyond the sliding plane, and an extendable/retractable block coupled to the drive such that the block is movable below the blocking element sliding surface into an enabled position and above the blocking element sliding surface into a blocked position. The blocking edge may be in front of the block in the sliding direction, preventing contact between the piece good and the block in the blocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: CAREFUSION GERMANY 326 GMBH
    Inventors: Christoph Hellenbrand, Dietmar Gross, Stephan Johann Brokonier
  • Patent number: 10264930
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a dispenser for interfolded napkins, including an inner container defining a dispensing opening, and an outer sleeve including a dispensing mouth. The outer sleeve forms at least one open end portion being arranged to receive the inner container, and the dispensing mouth forms an open end towards an open end portion of the sleeve. When the inner container is located in the outer sleeve, a supporting surface is biased towards the dispensing opening of the inner container and vertically movable inside the inner container between a lower position and an upper position, and, at least in a region adjacent the open end of the dispensing mouth, the outer contour of the upper ends of the side walls of the inner container deviates from the inner periphery of the sleeve, forming an access opening to the space between the upper position and the dispensing mouth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ESSITY HYGIENE AND HEALTH AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventors: Martin Stenberg, Jan Lundgren, Mårten Rittfeldt
  • Patent number: 10259639
    Abstract: A bag container dispenser includes a bag container. The container is formed of resilient material and has a bottom, a top, first and second sides, a front, a back and a removable access panel. The access panel has a top segment that includes a portion of the top and a connected front segment. The front segment has a height that extends from the bottom to the top. Stacked bags are sized and shaped to fit within the bag container. Each of the bags has a front wall, a back wall, an open top and a closure mechanism. The bags are dispensable from the container through an opening provided by removal of the access panel which may have a removable cover. A dispenser rack has a horizontal platform sized and shaped to support the bag container. Peripheral guards extend upward from the platform and constrain movement of the container during dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Jessica Tan
  • Patent number: 10259642
    Abstract: A blade dispenser is provided that includes a housing, a carrier, and a blade eject assembly. The housing defines a carrier cavity having an open end, and includes a blade loading mechanism. The carrier is operable to hold a plurality of blades. The carrier is selectively disposable within the carrier cavity of the housing. The blade eject assembly includes a button biased in a normal position relative to a base. The button is operable to be moved relative to the base and engage a blade disposed within the carrier, and to move the blade to a position where at least a part of the blade is disposed outside the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: ACCUTEC BLADES, INC.
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Wonderley, Paul Phillipp Erdmann