Patents Examined by Vishal Pancholi
  • Patent number: 10710031
    Abstract: A chilling reservoir for providing in-line carbonation in a beverage dispenser includes a housing having a first beverage material pathway extending therethrough. The first beverage material pathway may have a flow inlet arrangement and a flow outlet arrangement. The chilling reservoir also includes a heat exchanger arrangement that is positioned and configured to be selectively operated to chill beverage material passing through the first beverage material pathway. The chilling reservoir also includes a carbonation chamber operably positioned in the first beverage material pathway of the housing. The carbonation chamber may be configured to removably receive therein a carbonator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventor: Arthur G. Rudick
  • Patent number: 10695731
    Abstract: An apparatus for dye dispensing is disclosed herein. The apparatus includes a controller and a tray. The tray communicates with the controller and is configured with at least one opening. At least one canister is configured with an identifier and a dye. The dye is associated with the identifier. A reader communicates with the controller. A dispenser comprises an actuator communicating with the controller and a lever arm. The lever arm is coupled to the actuator and configured with a projection. The reader, based on the identifier, identifies a selected dye in a selected canister associated with a dye formulation. When the selected canister is aligned with a dispensing area, the dispenser applies a downward force on the selected canister and dispenses the selected dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: CliCS, LLC
    Inventors: Leilani M. Macedo, Charles D. Brown, Jeffrey F. Macedo, Stuart D'Alessandro, Christopher Munz
  • Patent number: 10695790
    Abstract: One general aspect includes a liquid dispenser with a mount having a mount aperture. A liquid flow path assembly is removably secured to the mount and has an inlet configured to receive liquid, an outlet configured to dispense liquid and a passageway fluidly coupling the inlet to the outlet. A third aperture apart from the inlet and the outlet is fluidly coupled to the passageway and forming a valve guide. The liquid flow path assembly is disposed on the mount to align the third aperture with the mount aperture. An elongated valve has a valve stem guided by the valve guide and extends through the third aperture and the mount aperture. A latch assembly secures the liquid flow path assembly to the mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Par Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Timothy Zalusky, James Cunov, Adam Marsh
  • Patent number: 10689163
    Abstract: The invention relates to a dosing device designed to equip a container including a deformable reservoir containing a product. The device includes an insert that includes a dosing chamber that can be deformed by pressure from the product coming from the reservoir. The dosing chamber includes a top valve for the intake of the product from the reservoir, a bottom valve dispensing the product, and a deformable body connecting the top valve and the bottom valve. The dosing chamber is configured such that, under pressure from the product coming from the reservoir, the top valve is closed by the deformation of a first portion of the chamber, the bottom valve remaining closed, whereupon, the bottom valve opens under the effect of the deformation of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventor: Emir Ezzina
  • Patent number: 10683159
    Abstract: Devices and methods for dispensing a fluidly dispensable material under pressure but without using a gas propellant are presented. In some embodiments an elastic sleeve is utilized to impart pressure to a bag of dispensable material positioned within the sleeve. Pressure so created pressurizes contents of the bag, which can then be dispensed through a valve. Methods for manufacturing various embodiments are presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: GreenSpense Ltd.
    Inventor: Gadi Har-Shai
  • Patent number: 10682725
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to techniques for refining the microstructure of metallic materials used for additive manufacturing. An example can involve generating a first layer of an integral object using a material with grains structured in a first arrangement. After a threshold duration occurs since generating the first layer, the example can involve applying an external force to the first layer to cause deformations in the first arrangement of grains. The example can further involve generating a second layer coupled to the first layer of the integral object to form a portion of the integral object. Generating the second layer of the integral object causes the material of the first layer to recrystallize new grains to replace grains proximate the deformations. The grains that result from recrystallization are structured in new arrangement that improves the physical and mechanical properties of the layer and subsequent layers collective.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Arash Ghabchi, Christopher A. Meyer, James D. Cotton, Matthew J. Crill
  • Patent number: 10675231
    Abstract: A method of formulating a personal cleansing product that will adhere to skin, includes: combining a cleansing composition with from about 18% to about 70%, by weight of the composition, of a surfactant; wherein the composition has a low shear viscosity of 100 Pa*s or more and a high shear viscosity 5 Pa*s or less; and a package with an orifice, wherein the package has a dispensing velocity of 50 cm/s or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kelsey Marie Smyth, Edward Dewey Smith, III, Shawn David McConaughy, Nancy Lorincz Leppla
  • Patent number: 10676337
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing apparatus including at least one multiple lever-switching assembly where the lever assembly has a plurality of levers and valves configured to dispense fluids, flavorings, syrups, and optionally pressurized gas through one or more channels in each of the assemblies. The levers are part of a mechanical hydraulic system, that is not reliant on electrical connections to control or regulate the dispensing of fluids. Each set of levers can operate independently or in combination with other levers on the assembly, and can further actuate individual valves or more than one valve within the body of each assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Automatic Bar Controls, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas R. Hecht
  • Patent number: 10667654
    Abstract: A flexible mounting system for a chemical product dispenser includes a dispenser holder and at least one mounting apparatus. The dispenser holder may be attached to the mounting apparatus by means of a releasable connection mechanism. The releasable connection mechanism may provide for attachment of the dispenser holder to the mounting apparatus in multiple orientations. In one example, the mounting apparatus includes a mounting bracket configured for mounting to a support object, such as a wall, table, counter top, cabinet, shelf, cart etc. In another example, the mounting apparatus includes a mounting clamp configured for mounting to ledges, poles, bedrails, handles, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew M. Schultz, Sarah E. Gilbertson, Daniel D. Anderson, Cheryl A. Littau
  • Patent number: 10661290
    Abstract: A dispenser for substances includes an outer shell with a deformable outer wall which encloses the deformable container arrangement and also comprising at least one balancing valve for balancing air, wherein an air filled interspace is provided between the outer wall and the container arrangement and substances are dispensed once the outer shell has been subjected to pressure, and wherein the container arrangement has at least two containers for the separate storage of liquid for pasty substances. For long term storage of the substances in particular an outlet portion of the container arrangement has a diffusion seal made from metal which is pierced and opened by the dispensing head using points just before the dispenser is being used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Gerhard Brugger
  • Patent number: 10661292
    Abstract: The invention concerns a device (1; 100) for dispensing fluids (L), comprising means (3) for coupling it with a container (C; C) holding the fluid (L) and comprising: an outlet duct (63; 163) for the fluid (L); a collapsible chamber (60; 160) defined at least partially by an elastically yielding portion of an actuator element; first valve means (25; 125); second valve means (48; 148). One between said first valve means (25; 125) and second valve means (48; 148) comprises a movable element (47; 147, 157) belonging to the actuator element (40; 140). The invention concerns also a system for dispensing fluids (L), comprising a container (C; C) and a device (1; 100) as described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TAPLAST S.R.L.
    Inventor: Evans Santagiuliana
  • Patent number: 10661938
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a poly-ketonic cosmetic package for fluid dispenser systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventor: Mohamed Elmeguenni
  • Patent number: 10653278
    Abstract: An automatic foam soap dispenser includes a liquid soap dispenser, an activation unit, and an actuation unit. The liquid soap dispenser includes an outlet, a fluid reservoir for containing liquid soap, and a pump being depressed for dispensing the liquid soap in the fluid reservoir to the outlet. The activation unit includes a sensor for detecting a presence of a user of the liquid soap dispenser, and a motor having a transmission shaft, wherein the motor is activated by the sensor for generating a rotational power to the transmission shaft. The actuation unit includes a pressing member and a linkage system arranged to transmit the rotational power from the motor to a linear movement to the pressing member so as to drive the pressing member to depress the pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Jorge Maercovich
  • Patent number: 10654699
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser is provided. The liquid dispenser may include a water tank to store water, a cooling module provided in the water tank to circulate cooling water to cool the water to make cold water, a drain valve that connects to the water tank and protrudes from the water tank to discharge the cooling water in the water tank, and a foam insulator that covers an outer circumferential surface of the water tank and contacts the drain valve to prevent the drain valve from being exposed to air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Inventor: Seulki Kim
  • Patent number: 10655909
    Abstract: A refrigerating appliance includes a cabinet, a dispenser for ice and/or water mounted within the cabinet, a valve controller for outputting a valve opening signal if the dispenser requires water, and a device for making the valve opening signal available outside the cabinet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: BSH Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Eugen Gaplikow, Karl-Friedrich Laible
  • Patent number: 10654703
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing apparatus having a nozzle and multiple fluid lines in fluid communication with the nozzle where the beverage dispensing apparatus has a body with a plurality of apertures, a plurality of buttons, each protruding through a respective one of the apertures and configured to control a flow of fluid through a respective one of the multiple fluid lines, the plurality of buttons having at least one active dispensing button configured to mechanically dispense a fluid and at least one remote dispensing button, and a remote dispensing device located remotely from the body configured to regulate dispensing a fluid through one of the multiple fluid lines so that when the at least one remote button is depressed, the remote dispensing device dispenses a fluid through the fluid line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Automatic Bar Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Hecht, Richard A. Martindale
  • Patent number: 10647479
    Abstract: There is provided a bottle pourer (10), comprising a base (20) for fitting to an opening of a bottle, a pourer tube (40) extending from the base for pouring liquid out of the bottle through a mouth at distal end of the pourer tube, and a tube cover (50) that extends from the base to the distal end of the pourer tube. The tube cover (50) is actuable (55) at the base to move between closed and open positions, the tube cover closing the mouth at the distal end of the pourer tube in the closed position, and opening the mouth at the distal end of the pourer tube in the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: POURA LTD.
    Inventor: Dominic Limbrey
  • Patent number: 10640356
    Abstract: Tapping assembly for a beverage, including container including a first and second container, wherein the first container has a neck portion and the second container is suspended in the first container, from the neck portion thereof. A neck region of the container is provided with at least one opening in a side wall thereof, preferably in a neck region of the first container, opening into a space between the first and second containers. The assembly further includes a connecting device, connected or connectable to the neck portion, wherein the connecting device includes at least one connecting element for connecting to the at least one opening, wherein the connecting element is connected to a source of pressurised gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Pieter Gerard Witte, Arie Maarten Paauwe, Bart Jan Bax
  • Patent number: 10634134
    Abstract: A post-mix beverage dispenser system with removable pumps is disclosed. The system includes a pump enclosure for receiving a plurality of beverage syrup pumps. Each beverage syrup pump may be easily removed from the enclosure and replaced in a tool-less manner. A sensor and control system for the plurality or removable pumps is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Standex International Corporation
    Inventors: Avihay Cohen, Robert R. Kimberlin
  • Patent number: 10624504
    Abstract: A foam dispenser includes an air pump for pumping and outputting air, a liquid pump for pumping and outputting liquid soap, a mixing chamber for receiving the liquid soap and the air, and a controller for inversely controlling the outputs of the liquid pump and the air pump. A method of controlling the quality of foam produced by a foam dispenser including a liquid soap pump and an air pump includes simultaneously inversely varying the output of each of the pump for adjusting the quality of the foam produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Inventors: Dikran Babikian, Nikhil Jain