Patents Examined by Vishal Pancholi
  • Patent number: 11572226
    Abstract: A concentrate cartridge comprising includes a hollow cylindrical element having a chamber formed therein. The Chamber is configured to receive a concentrate material therein. The hollow cylindrical element has an upper end and a lower open end. A seal is configured to seal the lower open end of the hollow cylindrical element. A cap is configured to be received on the lower open end of the hollow cylindrical element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Assignee: IDISPENSE, LLC
    Inventors: R. Bruce Yacko, Christopher J. Yacko, Martin Sikula
  • Patent number: 11573067
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wearable self-defense spray system and method of use. The system comprising a wristband having a cartridge bay, a band, and a clasp that interconnects to secure the wristband around a wrist of a consumer. A cover fastens across the back surface to seal the body closed. A spray canister is pressurized with a self-defense spray liquid and snuggly fits into the cartridge bay in a non-slip, non-rotating manner. The spray canister has an egress port through which by depressing the spray valve the self-defense spray liquid egresses the spray canister in the direction of a threat such as a person, animal, or other threat. In exemplary embodiments, the wristband and spray canister can be scaled in dimension to fit the finger of a consumer as a ring or hung on a cord or chain and worn as a necklace around neck of the consumer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventor: Michael Lynn Faircloth, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11565929
    Abstract: The invention relates to a monitoring system for controlling a plant, such as a beverage dispensing plant, said plant being comprising one or more apparatuses connected to one another or to other apparatuses external to said plant by electrical, pneumatic or hydraulic lines. The monitoring system comprises a plurality of detection sensors (Spower, SCO2, Tambiente (bevanda), Tambiente (impianto), Sp_Aria) sensor, positioned on at least one of said electrical, pneumatic or hydraulic lines, and a monitoring unit, provided with transceiver means and connected to said detection sensors, is configured to receive the data detected by said detection sensors, determine the values and trends over time of the respective parameters of said detection sensors by comparing them with average variable values and/or trends to verify the operation of said plant. The invention also relates to a method for detecting and monitoring the sanitization of a beverage dispensing plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Celli S.p.A.
    Inventor: Daniele Ceccarini
  • Patent number: 11559823
    Abstract: A device for measuring and regulating a volume of a fluid dispensed by a time-pressure dispenser, the device comprising: an adaptor for releasably coupling a syringe to the device, the syringe containing a fluid to be dispensed; a probe configured to be coupled with a piston of the syringe, the piston being operative to apply a pressure for ejecting the fluid from the syringe upon the application of an air pressure to the piston; and a displacement detector operative in use to determine a position of the probe so as to determine a position of the piston when dispensing the fluid, whereby to regulate the volume of the fluid dispensed from the syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Kuok Hang Mak, Tsz Kit Yu, Chun Ting Lau, Wai Keung Tam, Ka Shing Kwan
  • Patent number: 11554904
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of liquid dispensing container preferably configured as portable, handheld liquid dispensing containers. These liquid dispensing containers possesses a vent structure that provides improved liquid dispensing along with simplified vent construction and container integration. In these regards, these liquid dispensing containers advantageously overcome one or more shortcomings associated conventional liquid dispensing containers and other types of containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Inventor: Patrick Kevin Kelley
  • Patent number: 11534786
    Abstract: A liquid proportioning machine includes at least two liquid storage mechanisms for storing liquid, pump bodies for pumping liquid from the liquid storage mechanisms, and liquid discharge locations connected with liquid outlets of the pump bodies and ejecting liquid; and the liquid storage mechanisms are respectively connected with the corresponding pump bodies, and a regulating mechanism for keeping a proportion for the liquid discharge speeds of the pump bodies is arranged between the pump bodies. The pump body includes a rotating shaft, and the rotating shaft rotates to cause the pump body to pump and discharge the liquid; and the regulating mechanism includes a driving shaft driven by a driving mechanism to rotate, and the driving shaft drives the rotating shafts of the liquid storage mechanisms to rotate through a transmission mechanism and maintains a proportion for the rotating speeds between the rotating shafts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventors: Ruhua Shen, Huan Li
  • Patent number: 11534785
    Abstract: A dispenser for dispensing flowable, for example liquid or pasty, compounds, includes a storage tank for the compound and a pump chamber, and also includes a dispenser head, wherein the dispenser head has a dispensing mouth and the dispenser head can be pressed down against a stop in the direction of a vertical axis of the dispenser to perform a pumping operation, wherein the stop is adjustable in terms of its height. In order to give a dispenser of the kind in question an advantageous design, in particular with regard to handling, the stop is formed by an outwardly exposed sliding track that can be rotated around the vertical axis, against which a projection that protrudes radially outward on the dispenser head comes to a stop when pressing down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: RPC Bramlage GmbH
    Inventor: Ellen Seyda
  • Patent number: 11534034
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for a Smart Soap according to embodiments described herein. The Smart Soap may be incorporated into a system that includes any combination of the Smart Soap device, the retention tray, and remote electronic device. Exemplary embodiments may include a soap dispenser, soap dispenser with station, soap dispenser in communication with an electronic device, method of using the soap dispenser, and combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventor: Lee Del Rosario
  • Patent number: 11534779
    Abstract: A spraying apparatus, used for connecting a high-pressure liquid supply device to receive a high-pressure liquid conveyed by the high-pressure liquid supply device, includes a container, a delivery pipe, a liquid-mixing fitting, a pressurized fitting and a foam-generating element. The container, used for accommodating a detergent. The liquid-mixing fitting is connected with the high-pressure liquid supply device. When the high-pressure liquid flows by, the detergent is inhaled to the liquid-mixing fitting via the delivery pipe to mix the high-pressure liquid for forming a detergent mixture. An inner wall of the pressurized fitting is furnished with at least one helical groove for pressurizing the detergent mixture to form a pressurized detergent mixture. As the pressurized detergent mixture flows by the foam-generating element, a plurality of cleaning foams are formed for enhance cleaning effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventors: Chih-Hung Hung, Jeffrey Lee Brown
  • Patent number: 11534030
    Abstract: The invention comprises a container apparatus and/or a method of manufacture thereof, comprising: a pressure containment housing containing both a first chemical and a second chemical; an interface configured to control dispersal of the first and second chemical out of the container; and a pressure within the container at time of manufacture exceeding ten bar. Generally, the mixture includes: (1) nitrous oxide as a gas, a liquid, a supercritical fluid, or a solid and (2) at least one of molecular hydrogen, helium, molecular nitrogen, carbon dioxide, neon, argon, krypton, and xenon in the form of a gas, liquid, supercritical fluid, or solid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventors: W. Davis Lee, Warren R. Kirsch, Christian T. Metcalfe
  • Patent number: 11524308
    Abstract: A handheld spray device has a flexible bellow coupled to a base to thereby retain liquid therein. The bellow has a bulbous section adjacent the base, narrows away from the base to terminal section opposite the base and has a side notch formed at one side of the bellow between the bulbous section and the terminal section. The base also has a nozzle therethrough such that when the bellow is squeezed in use, the liquid is forced via the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: WATS & CO PTY LTD
    Inventors: Jessica Whalley, Samantha Hair
  • Patent number: 11505385
    Abstract: An improved biasing spring mechanism for the valve poppet of the self-sealing valve disposed in the bag fitment of a beverage dispensing collapsible bag. A singular integrally formed spring mechanism and valve poppet replaces the two-piece embodiment previously employed for the self-sealing valve. A u-shaped channel on the poppet receives the valve seat in the coupling to seal off the flow of liquid when the poppet is pushed into the closed position. A plurality of petaloid segments connect the poppet to a circumferential ring surrounding the petaloid segments and provide a spring force to the poppet to move the poppet between the open and closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hoffer Plastics Corporation
    Inventors: James Harris, Brian Beringer
  • Patent number: 11498092
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dosing system (1) for a dosing material having a nozzle (40), a feed channel (44) for dosing material, a discharge element (31), an actuator unit (10) that is coupled to the discharge element (31) and/or the nozzle (40) and has a piezo actuator (60), and a cooling device (2). The cooling device (2) comprises a supply device (21, 24, 26) for feeding a precooled cooling medium into a housing (11) of the dosing system (1). The cooling device (2) is configured for direct cooling of at least one subregion of the piezo actuator (60) and/or at least one subregion of a movement mechanism (14) coupled to the piezo actuator (60) by means of the precooled cooling medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Mario Fliess
  • Patent number: 11498729
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to dispensers. In some embodiments, a dispenser comprises a main body assembly including an outer wall and an inner wall, the inner wall defining an aperture through the main body, a seal, wherein the seal is affixed to the main body and encloses a lower portion of the aperture, a button seated within the aperture and configured to be manipulable between a first position and a second position, and a container housed within the button and configured to store a material, wherein when the button is in the second position the container contacts the seal to allow the material to exit the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Jennifer Dianne Hugo
  • Patent number: 11491500
    Abstract: A portable chemical dispenser for dispensing a chemical with a diluent includes a valve housing having a valve with an opened position and a closed position, an eductor housing coupled to the valve housing and including one or more eductors, and a nozzle coupled to the eductor housing and configured to direct the flow of a chemical solution to a receptacle, wherein the joint between the valve housing and the eductor housing permits relative rotations between the two housings. The portable chemical dispenser may also be devoid of metering elements that control the dosing of the chemical. A method of using the portable chemical dispenser is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Delaware Capital Formation, Inc.
    Inventors: Zach E. Alsdorf, Jason R. Brooks, Mark Dalhart
  • Patent number: 11490709
    Abstract: A cosmetic container is disclosed. One aspect of the invention provides a cosmetic container that includes: a body in which an interior space is formed for holding a content; a body shoulder coupled to an upper part of the body; and a pump coupled to an upper part of the body shoulder, where the body shoulder includes an outer periphery member inserted into the body, an inner periphery member positioned on the inside of the outer periphery member, a placement step formed on an upper part of the inner periphery member, and a pump support protruding downward from the placement step and having the pump inserted through an inside thereof, and where the pump includes a housing inserted through the pump support, and a housing flange configured to rest on the placement step is formed on an outer perimeter of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SAMHWA CO., LTD
    Inventors: Kyungchang Lee, Sikyu Choi
  • Patent number: 11490637
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a frozen soft-serve confection dispensing machine where the soft serve confection is a flavored frozen soft-serve confection having a base selected from ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets and gelatos. The dispensing machine comprises one or more base hoppers, each base hopper being linked to a dedicated detachable base cartridge, a dedicated plurality of detachable flavour cartridges containing a flavour mix and a dedicated mixing chamber and storage slot associated with each detachable flavour cartridge. The detachable base cartridge and plurality of flavour cartridges are connected to one of the base hoppers. Control means are provided to enable a user to select a flavour mix from one of the dedicated flavour cartridges, and to cause the base and selected flavour mix to be mixed in the dedicated mixing chamber and then storing and refrigerating the mixture of the base and flavour mix in the storage slots to form a mixed frozen soft-serve confection for dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventor: Sunveer Mann
  • Patent number: 11484899
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser including a body, a chamber coupled to or formed as part of the body and configured to contain a quantity of fluid, and a piston coupled to the body and rotatable within the chamber to different position. The piston is movable relative to the chamber in a first direction along an axis to draw fluid into the chamber, and the piston is movable relative to the chamber in a second direction opposite the first direction to discharge fluid from the chamber. The piston has stroke lengths that are selectable via the different rotational positions of the piston and that are associated with metered quantities of fluid to be drawn into the chamber. An anti-reversal feature is disposed between the piston and the body. The anti-reversal feature inhibits reversal of the piston during movement of the piston in the first direction or the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Garry W. Crossdale, Andrew Swain, Martin Cooper, Michael H. Bertucci, Barry Hague, Guy Thornhill
  • Patent number: 11485570
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter is directed to a closure assembly for use with a container (e.g., an aerosol can). The closure assembly includes a skirt and a protective cap. In some embodiments, a lock feature temporarily attaches the protective cap to the container and increases a force required for a user to remove the protective cap. In some embodiments, an inner lock opening of the skirt is configured to be registered with an outer lock opening to receive a locking element therethrough. In some embodiments, a set screw is positioned in the skirt to selectively allow or inhibit relative rotation between the skirt and the protective cap. In some embodiments, a biasing element selectively allows or inhibits engagement of threads of the protective cap with the threads of the skirt depending upon application of an axial force to overcome a biasing force of the biasing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: FOUR STRONG IP LLC
    Inventors: David Abels, Joshua Boggs, Todd L. Smith, Isaac Chang, Mark Harburg
  • Patent number: 11479390
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments of containers having lids configured for dispensing contents from the container. In one embodiment, a lid can include a spout coupled to a spout collar; the lid can further include a link coupling the spout collar to a spout cover. The spout collar and link are configured to rotate the spout cover in a direction opposite a rotation of the spout as the spout initially rotates from a stowed position to an in-use position; as the spout continues to rotate toward the in-use position the spout cover reverses rotation and rotates toward the spout to cover an inners space of the lid previously occupied by the spout. When the spout achieves the in-use position the spout cover covers the space occupied by the spout when the spout is in the stowed position. As the spout is rotated from the in-use position toward the stowed position, the spout collar and the link cause the spout cover to open and rotate away from the spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: Marc Salvador-Zamora, David DeSicart-Prieto