Patents Examined by Vishal Pancholi
  • Patent number: 11951892
    Abstract: A motor vehicle is provided with at least one fuel cell and a device for preparing a beverage, which has a steam and/or liquid dispenser for dispensing a liquid into a vessel. A supply line is provided between the at least one fuel cell and the steam and/or liquid dispenser for supplying product water generated in the at least one fuel cell to the steam and/or liquid dispenser. A method for preparing a beverage is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Markus Baranyai, Markus Ruf
  • Patent number: 11944180
    Abstract: A hand-held cosmetic dispenser having a housing with a first end and a second end, the housing having a nozzle coupled to a first end of the housing, a power source disposed within the housing, a spray button coupled to the housing, a cosmetic fluid compartment disposed within the housing and configured to receive and retain a fluid cosmetic, a gas compartment configured to receive and retain a gas canister, and a gas controlling system disposed within the housing. The gas controlling system has and air-tight coupler configured for coupling to the gas canister, a control mechanism that controls how much gas can leave the gas canister, and a tube that connects the gas compartment to the cosmetic fluid compartment. The power source is electrically coupled to the spray button and the gas controlling system. A method of using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventor: Richard Masud
  • Patent number: 11944991
    Abstract: A dispensing assembly for dispensing fluid generally includes a container having a handle located toward an upper portion of the container, and a sprayer having arms extending away from the sprayer. The arms of the sprayer define a channel configured to receive at least part of the handle of the container within the channel to thereby couple the sprayer to the container. Such a dispensing assembly can be made by forming the container with a handle located toward an upper portion of the container, and forming the sprayer with the arms such that the arms can be used to couple the sprayer to the handle of the container, where the arms extend away from the sprayer and define the channel for receiving at least part of the handle of the container into the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Monsanto Technology LLC
    Inventor: Scott C. Voelker
  • Patent number: 11939201
    Abstract: A replaceable component for a dispense head includes a first pipe disposed to pass through an inside of a dispense head, a pressing portion capable of pressing a valve body of a beverage supply valve in a beverage container, and a sealing member. The sealing member includes a first sealing portion capable of coming in contact with a beverage outlet of the beverage container, and a membrane connected to the first sealing portion and inhibiting a beverage from adhering to the dispense head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventors: Tomohisa Miyatani, Tsutomu Maeda, Masanori Yamagishi, Motohiro Inagaki
  • Patent number: 11937569
    Abstract: Apparatus configured for dispensing bedding inside of breeding cages for use in pharmaceutical preclinical research centres, including: a loading hopper located in the upper part of the apparatus, and adapted to contain the bedding to be supplied to the cages; at least one supporting plane adapted to support one or more cages, and positioned under the hopper; an actuator under the hopper, adapted to raise or lower the hopper and the at least one supporting plane; one or more dosing mouths located in the lower part of the loading hopper, and adapted to feed into the cages given quantities of bedding from the hopper; a dispensation system adapted to dispense bedding into the cages through the one or more dosing mouths; a control system adapted to determine the quantity of bedding and to control the actuator; and a base for supporting the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: IWT S.R.L.
    Inventors: Matteo Borghi, Michele Vitali
  • Patent number: 11938505
    Abstract: A melt system that includes a melt unit. The melt unit includes a reservoir and a melter. The melter is configured to expose solid adhesive to a temperature sufficient to form a molten adhesive, which is deposited into the reservoir. The melt unit includes a hopper disposed above the melter and for holding a supply of the solid adhesive. The hopper has an access door disposed on a wall of the hopper that is movable between a closed position where the hopper is closed and an open position where an internal chamber of the hopper is accessible to receive the solid adhesive. The hopper and the solid adhesive in the hopper are thermally isolated from the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Charles P. Ganzer, Leslie J. Varga
  • Patent number: 11931762
    Abstract: A dilute phase powder pump for pumping powder, particularly coating powder, from a powder reservoir to a powder spray-coating device, includes a powder inlet, which is or can be flow-connected to the powder reservoir, and a powder outlet, which is or can be flow-connected to the powder spray-coating device. The dilute phase powder pump also has a powder pumping injector with a motive fluid nozzle and a converging inlet nozzle, and has a valve device for optionally interrupting a flow connection between the powder inlet (80) of the dilute phase powder pump and a powder inlet of the motive fluid nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventors: Roger Tobler, Marco Sanwald, Felix Mauchle
  • Patent number: 11932401
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an apparatus. An embodiment of the apparatus can include a turbine aerosol generator which comprises an aerosol generator. The aerosol generator can comprise a solution tank assembly to transport an aerosol solution for vaporization. The aerosol generator includes a motor device configured to vaporize the aerosol solution and expel the aerosol solution. Aerosol generator can also comprise an engine control unit in electrical communication with the motor device. The aerosol generator includes a transmitter assembly to communicate with other components. The apparatus can also include an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The UAV can comprise a vehicle body that couples to the aerosol generator. The UAV comprises a power unit that provides flight and a vehicle computer. The apparatus further comprises a remote control device to communicate with other components. The apparatus also comprises a landing platform for fueling and/or recharge of the UAV and aerosol generator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventor: Felix M Batts
  • Patent number: 11932469
    Abstract: A dispensing system cap is provided that includes a main cap body and a rotatable dial coupled to the main cap body that includes time-of-day indicators and day-of-week indicators to allow a user to indicate the last time that a dose was taken or the next time that a dose is due to be taken. The rotatable dial may include one or more stops, each corresponding to a combination a day indicator and a time-of-day indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventor: Gabriel E. Concari
  • Patent number: 11932528
    Abstract: An assembly for dispensing fluid products, comprising a housing (44) having a dispense opening (40) and a mount (42) for a container (12) that contains the fluid product, pumping means (45), a diverting element (53) rotatable around a rotation axis (R) provided with a first channel (A) and a second channel (B), which are in fluid communication with one another and each have an open end (66) arranged radially with respect to the rotation axis (R) on a peripheral surface (65) of the rotatable diverting element (53). The assembly further comprises a suction conduit (49) connected to an inlet of the pumping means (45) for withdrawing fluid product from said container (12) installed on the mount (42), a delivery conduit (50) fluidly connecting an outlet of the pumping means (45) and said rotatable diverting element (53), and a recirculation conduit (52) arranged downstream of the diverting element (53) for returning fluid product to the container (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignees: Corob S.p.A., PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrea Bergamini, Giuseppe Casalini, Joanne Sarah Thompson, Alban R. D'Epenoux
  • Patent number: 11925948
    Abstract: A manually operated pump including: an inlet one-way valve; a pump chamber downstream of and in fluid communication with the inlet one-way valve; a piston interior to the pump chamber and slideably engaged with the pump chamber; an actuator engaged with the piston or the pump chamber; a block thermoplastic elastomeric spring engaged with the actuator to move the actuator as the block thermoplastic elastomeric spring relaxes; and an optional outlet one-way valve downstream of and in fluid communication with the pump chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kelsey Erin Gibboney, Kerry Lloyd Weaver, David Andrew Dalton
  • Patent number: 11925947
    Abstract: A fluid dispenser device including an outlet, a pocket having an interior volume for containing a fluid, the interior volume being delimited at least in part by a movable wall, a reservoir arranged to contain the fluid, a pocket cap, a cavity, a reservoir orifice joining the reservoir and the cavity; wherein the pocket cap is arranged to be mounted by insertion in the cavity of the device so as to be mounted by extending: —by passing through the pocket at least partially while passing through the movable wall or—by going along the pocket at least partially, the device comprising an inlet orifice arranged to insert the pocket cap into the device from the outside of the device and opening into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventor: Guillaume Boulais
  • Patent number: 11925953
    Abstract: A foam generating device includes a housing defining an agitation chamber and a conditioning chamber. A cartridge assembly arranged within the agitation chamber defines an agitation flow path of the solution to increase a quantity of a gas in the solution. A conditioning assembly arranged within the conditioning chamber defines a tortuous flow path for the solution including a plurality of cylindrical discs configured to sequentially receive the solution. Each of the discs defines a plurality of radial ribs on a first side and on a second side opposite the first side, the first and second sides separated by a floor, and a disc passage defined in the floor. The conditioning assembly is adjustable in order to selectively define the tortuous flow path with a first quantity of radial ribs and second quantity of radial ribs in order to alter the aeration of the solution along the tortuous path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Sonny's HFI Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Derek Balzer, Daniel Folk, Peter Schuller, Daniel Paul Longhenry
  • Patent number: 11918158
    Abstract: A product dispenser holder comprises a dispenser holder body configured to receive a product dispenser that stores a supply of a product to be dispensed, an actuation sensor that senses actuations of the product dispenser, and an actuation button, such that when an actuation force is applied to a pump of the product dispenser, a substantially downward force is applied to the actuation button causing the actuation button to rotate substantially downwardly and actuate the actuation sensor to generate a dispenser actuation signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Ecolab USA Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Joseph Steinmetz, Jeffrey Rospierski, Sarah E. Johnson, Viktor Slobodyan
  • Patent number: 11919016
    Abstract: A discharging container comprising a container body that stores a content and a discharging component that discharges the content. The discharging component comprises a cover portion mounted to a mouth neck portion of the container body and a pump head portion that discharges the content by a pressing operation. A tubular guide rod is erected upwards from the periphery of an opening formed in the central portion of a top plate of the cover portion. The pump head portion is provided with an inner waterproof wall capable of moving up and down along the outer peripheral surface of the guide rod, and a first outer waterproof wall located at the outer side of the inner waterproof wall. The discharging container is easy to be manufactured and can reliably prevent water intrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Kao Corporation
    Inventors: Shiqing Ma, Yadong Xia, Chanjia He, Beibei Zhu
  • Patent number: 11919038
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sanitary fitting (1), at least comprising: —a fitting housing (2) having an outer surface (3); —a radiation transmitter (4) or radiation receiver (5) which is arranged at least in part in the fitting housing (2); and —a housing part (6) which covers, at least in part, the radiation transmitter (4) or radiation receiver (5) on the outer surface (3) of the fitting housing (2) and has a coating (7) that is translucent at least in part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: GROHE AG
    Inventors: Torsten Meier, David Mainka
  • Patent number: 11912560
    Abstract: A beverage dispensing system is provided, including a main body having a base portion, and a cradle portion configured to support a beverage container including a beverage to be dispensed. The cradle portion may include an elongated cavity, and a shoulder configured to receive an inverted beverage container. The beverage dispensing system may further include an adaptor, and a self-venting tap, and the adaptor is configured to couple a beverage container to the self-venting tap, such that a beverage may be dispensed through the tap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Gurmeet Singh Bhutani, Vipin Arora, Rahul Sadashiv Kamble, Rohit Phanda, Somchat Tipnoysanga
  • Patent number: 11897749
    Abstract: A soda carbonation and dispensation system and method are provided. The system includes a carbonated water pump and motor assembly operable to draw fresh water into carbonator tanks and circulate the water through a chiller system. A carbon dioxide source is connected to the carbonator tanks to produce carbonated water. The system also includes a water level sensor connected to a controller, a plurality of syrup containers, a syrup pump, syrup regulator valves, a brix capacitor, a dispensing tower and faucets connected to the dispensing tower housing. The controller operates the water pump and motor assembly to maintain a water level within a predetermined range and to maintain continuous flow and refrigeration of the carbonated water, which optimizes carbonation. The brix capacitor receives chilled carbonated water and chilled syrup in separate lines. Carbonated water is circulated to the faucets through a manifold in the brix capacitor and then circulated back into the carbonator tanks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Inventor: Hunter Abraham
  • Patent number: 11897752
    Abstract: A dispenser having a pedal actuator. The dispenser includes a valve operatively connected to a nozzle and which moves from a closed position to an open position to dispense an item, a first actuator operatively connected to the nozzle, and a second actuator located below the first actuator and operatively connected to the nozzle. The dispenser can be electro-mechanical and can include components capable of retrofitting onto existing dispensers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Rahul Sadashiv Kamble, Amandeep Singh Gulati, Vipin Arora
  • Patent number: 11897751
    Abstract: A cartridge valve (22, 94) and system (10) are provided in which the cartridge valve (22, 94) includes a regulator (44, 96) a flow ring (67), and a solenoid (42, 100) which may have an adjustable stroke to facilitate stable flow control. Also, the cartridge valve (22, 94) includes a quick and easy installation and removal fitting (30 and 32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Lancer Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Louis Robinson, Brandon Ojeda