Patents Examined by Vishal Pancholi
  • Patent number: 11219909
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser having a casing (E) provided with a dispenser head (11); and a refill cartridge (C) that includes a fluid reservoir (R). The refill cartridge (C) is axially insertable into the casing (E) in such a manner as to connect the fluid reservoir (R) to the dispenser head (11). The refill cartridge (C) and the casing (E) are provided with a connection mechanism (17, 253) that connects the refill cartridge (C) in the casing (E) by screw-fastening, so as to bring the fluid reservoir (R) into leaktight contact with the dispenser head (11). The movement, after screw-fastening, of the refill cartridge (C) in the casing (E) towards the dispenser head (11) delivers the fluid to the dispenser head (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventors: Tyler Sun, Raul Ye
  • Patent number: 11214431
    Abstract: A flow reducer (10) for a pressurized product dispenser of the type provided with a valve (30) equipped with a stem (20) having at least a first path, and with a diffuser, is a part separate from the stem and the diffuser, and includes a recess open on one side via an opening and adapted to be fitted by the opening over the stem (20) of a valve (30), one or more first outlet orifices (134) which, when the reducer is mounted on the stem (20) of a valve, are adapted to be connected in a sealed manner to the first path of the stem (20) of the valve, thus forming an extension (133) of the first path, the outer face of the reducer, on the side opposite to the opening of the recess, having in part a contour substantially identical to that of the portion of the stem (20) protruding from the valve which is intended to be covered by the reducer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventors: Bernard Borel, Hervé Bodet
  • Patent number: 11214472
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing system is provided. The beverage dispensing system can include a nozzle module connected to a beverage dispenser housing. The nozzle module can be vertically and/or horizontally spaced from a beverage dispenser valve and nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph J. Madden, Steven T. Jersey, Scott Thomas Loomis, Fernando A. Ubidia
  • Patent number: 11213145
    Abstract: A portable carafe has a reservoir (14) for holding a liquid, a hot liquid outlet (18) and a hot liquid flow path (22) connecting the reservoir to the hot liquid outlet. A heater (28) is arranged in the hot liquid flow path so that the heater can heat liquid passing from the reservoir (14) to the hot liquid outlet (18). The heater (28) may be inactive when no liquid is passing through the hot liquid flow path, and may be active only when hot liquid is to be dispensed. The carafe may include a battery (50) for powering the heater. The carafe may include a cold liquid outlet (20) and a cold liquid flow path (34), and may be arranged so that tilting the carafe in one direction causes hot liquid to be dispensed, whereas tilting the carafe in another direction causes cold liquid to be dispensed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Heatworks Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeremiah M. Callahan
  • Patent number: 11208260
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a bag for transporting and handling powdery bulk materials, especially inorganic or organic pigments. Further, the present invention relates to a method for opening the tubular drain of such a bag, as well as to the use of the bag for transporting and handling powdery bulk materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Kronos International, Inc.
    Inventors: Ulf Schweitzer, Christian Wolff, Harald Wohlfeld, Thomas Vels
  • Patent number: 11208317
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a flexible container for transport and storage of a working material are described herein. The material can be a viscous or liquid material when dispensed. The flexible container can be configured to move between a first shape and a second shape. The first shape can allow for efficient transport of the flexible container while the second shape can allow for the flexible container to couple to a dispenser. In certain examples, the flexible container can be cooled for transport and heated for dispensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Caitlin E. Auffinger, Sean Auffinger, Katherine L. Frank, Kevin D. Gordon, Thomas G. Lawton, Chunxing She, Conor J. Van Camp
  • Patent number: 11208254
    Abstract: An aerosol foam dip tube dispenser with an axis of symmetry with a pressurizable outer container for storing a propellant and a composition under pressure and an actuator. The aerosol dispenser is ergonomic and promotes upright dispensing in order to avoid degassing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Stefano Bartolucci, Douglas Charles Cook, Christopher Raymond Lo, Jazmin Veronica Torres Rivera, Kerry Lloyd Weaver
  • Patent number: 11208255
    Abstract: A certain amount of contents is easily sprayed by one pressing operation. A metered spray unit 10 being mounted on a stem 23 of a valve 22 that is provided on the upper portion of a container body 21, configured to spray a certain amount of contents in a container body 21, includes an outer cylinder 30 which is provided with a stem insertion hole 30a into which the tip of the stem 23 is inserted and the inner wall thereof is fixed to the stem, a metering chamber 35 connected to the stem insertion hole 30a, the metering chamber being an internal space having a predetermined capacity, connected to the stem insertion hole 30a, and an spray port 33 communicating with the metering chamber 35, a plug member 40 that is inserted from the inside of the metering chamber 35 into the spray port 33 for blocking the spray port 33, a push button 51, an elastic member 60 for supporting the push button 51 on the outer cylinder 30, and a shaft member 50 connected to the push button 51.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: MITANI VALVE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masato Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11202744
    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: April 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter and Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kelsey Marie Smyth, Edward Dewey Smith, III, Shawn David McConaughy, Nancy Lorincz Leppla
  • Patent number: 11203469
    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: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventor: Patrick Kevin Kelley
  • Patent number: 11197528
    Abstract: The invention relates to a capsule (1) having a push-pull opening along longitudinal axis X, comprising a fixed housing (3) as well as a head (4) which can move translationally along axis X with respect to the fixed housing (3), said capsule comprising an air intake passage (16).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventor: Sébastien Croibier
  • Patent number: 11192709
    Abstract: A dispenser for aerosol containers includes: a nozzle; and a cover including an operating portion. One of the operating portion and the nozzle includes a sliding portion capable of depressing the nozzle to a predetermined depression position together with a plurality of stems while sliding on a slid portion provided at an other one of the operating portion and the nozzle to a termination, with a depression operation on the operating portion. A vibration generation portion that generates vibration as a result of entry of the sliding portion is provided at the termination of the slid portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventor: Mitsuo Furusawa
  • Patent number: 11191395
    Abstract: A wearable fluid-dispensing apparatus that includes a flexible wristband coupled to and surrounding a wrist-arm area of a user, with the wristband having a frame disposed along an outer surface of the wearable wristband and at a ventral side of the user's wrist, an enclosed cartridge coupled to the frame for housing a fluid therein, and a fluid transfer conduit disposed within the enclosed cartridge for transporting the fluid from the enclosed cartridge to a nozzle port on a finger-activatable pump assembly coupled to the frame. The pump assembly defines a nozzle port disposed above a top end of the wristband and angled toward the user's palm, defining a fluid extraction passageway fluidly coupled to the nozzle port and the fluid transfer conduit, and operably configured to translate downwardly toward the fluid extraction passageway fluidly to generate a vacuum therein and emit the fluid on the user's inner hand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: INTEL WRIST, LLC
    Inventors: Kashif Shaukat, Bernard Lagroue
  • Patent number: 11192126
    Abstract: A dispenser container having a retractable nozzle is proposed. The container is configured such that an air pumping part (30) is coupled and secured to an upper portion of a container body (10) by a locking cap (20), a guide cap (20) configured to be movable up and down is coupled to the outer surface of the locking cap (20) at a location outside the locking cap, and a nozzle cap (50) configured to pressurize and operate the air pumping part while being rotated and being moved up and down in conjunction with the guide cap is coupled to an upper portion of the guide cap (40) at a location outside the guide cap so that the nozzle (60) coupled to the nozzle coupling hole formed at the side of the nozzle cap is extended and retracted in response to the rotation of the nozzle cap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventors: Yoon Seog Shim, Sung Hwan Kang
  • Patent number: 11185876
    Abstract: The invention relates to a system for attaching a dispensing pump on the neck of a reservoir containing a fluid product. The system a sleeve with attachment means on the neck and hooking means of the pump, an articulation collar, the articulation collar and sleeve being mounted mobile with respect to one another between an end of motion position (PF) and a start of motion position (PI), a shrink ring configured to move along the articulation collar between a top disassembly position (PH), wherein the attachment means are free, and a bottom position (PB) of use, wherein the attachment means are engaged around the neck and wherein the start and end of motion positions (PI, PF) are arranged so that the articulation collar can go from the top disassembly position (PH) to the bottom position (PB) of use by a translational motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Inventors: Pierre Dumont, Frédéric Leleu, Emir Ezzina
  • Patent number: 11179741
    Abstract: An automatic liquid dispensing bottle cap with infrared induction and intelligent recognition, which relates to the technical field of daily necessities. It includes a bottle cap body, a lower motor shell, a motor and other components. The beneficial effects of this utility model are as follows: Through the setting of the infrared sensor, it can be widely used for liquid products such as shower gel, shampoo and hand sanitizer provided in medical institutions or public places. Compared with the traditional manual pressing head, the bottle cap can be removed and installed on liquid bottles of different sizes for use, or a general bottle body can be made for use with it. Its overall practicability is strong, and it has a great market promotion value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventor: Hongwei Liu
  • Patent number: 11172787
    Abstract: A food product dispenser valve which comprises a mounting cup which has a grommet/stem opening formed therein; a grommet defining an axial passageway which extends along an axial length of the grommet and has a sealing edge formed in an upstream end thereof, and a body of the grommet extends through the grommet/stem opening; a valve stem accommodated within the passageway, and the valve stem has a sealing head which is spaced apart from a valve stem shoulder; and a dispensing actuator surrounds a portion of the body of the grommet which extends through the grommet/stem opening, and has a product discharge outlet. The spacing of the sealing head from the valve stem shoulder is less than an axially height of the grommet so that the grommet normally biases the sealing head into sealing engagement with the annular sealing edge to prevent flow through the food product dispenser valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventors: Kevin G. Verville, Elizabeth A. Heron
  • Patent number: 11173508
    Abstract: A dispenser pump has a plunger operable in a body including an outer cylinder body having a vent opening in its sidewall and a body insert fitting into the top of the body cylinder and providing an external collar through which the plunger stem operates. The body insert has a lock-down thread to lock down the plunger for shipping. The insert also has an undulating annular vent-control bead extending right round its cylindrical outer surface, engaging the cylinder wall with interference for either blocking or unblocking the vent opening, according to whether the vent-control bead lies above or below the interior vent opening, by rotation between the body cylinder and body insert. The rotation can be driven by rotation of the plunger head, which makes a catch engagement with the top of the body insert. Blocking the vent during shipping reduces leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventors: Simon Christopher Knight, Gaurang Mittal
  • Patent number: 11173506
    Abstract: Pump dispenser comprising a pump and a container for liquid to be dispensed, the pump comprising a pump body mounted in the neck of the container and a plunger reciprocable relative to the pump body to alter the volume of a pump chamber defined in the pump body and having an inlet and an outlet, the outlet leading through an outlet passage to a discharge opening. The pump cylinder body is retained at the container neck. A vent is provided in the cylinder body wall adjacent the neck edge. A vent block ring is disposed in the cylinder body adjacent the vent, and is moveable between blocked and unblocked positions relative to the vent. The vent block ring has an integral upward projecting formation which is engaged by part of the plunger in a locked-down position of the plunger, so that when the plunger is locked down the vent block element blocks the vent, while in a relatively extended position of the plunger the vent block element is in the unblocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventor: Simon Christopher Knight
  • Patent number: 11173510
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining the identity of a liquid within a liquid dispenser are provided. A device includes a holder having an opening that is configured to retain the liquid dispenser. A surface of the liquid dispenser is configured to affix a label identifying a liquid within the liquid dispenser. A plurality of lenses are mounted on the holder. Each lens has a respective field of view that includes a respective portion of the surface of the liquid dispenser. In addition, the device includes a plurality of fiber bundles. Each fiber bundle includes an input that is configured to receive a respective signal from a respective one of the plurality of lenses. Further, the device includes an imaging sensor that is configured to receive the respective signals from the plurality of fiber bundles and to form a plurality of images of the surface of the liquid dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Inventors: Supriyo Sinha, Michael Allen, Todd Whitehurst, Dimitri Azar