Patents by Inventor Allan Ring

Allan Ring has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10279321
    Abstract: A pronged clamp apparatus for attaching a soda bottle to a home use carbonation machine, the apparatus includes a pronged clamp to receive the bottle, at a non-upright position prior to carbonation, the bottle having a neck ring, to attach the bottle to the carbonation machine when a user moves said bottle towards an upright position; a locking mechanism to lock the bottle to the carbonation machine via the neck ring in the upright position during carbonation; and an interlock operative within the locking mechanism utilizing the downward movement of the bottle under pressure to prevent the unlocking of the locking mechanism when there is excess pressure in the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Sodastream Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Doron Krom, Hagai Harduff, Eyal Shmueli, Amit Avigdor, Allan Ring, Avi Cohen
  • Patent number: 10201785
    Abstract: A system and method is described for providing different levels of carbonated water on demand. The system includes a pressurized chamber to hold at least one of water and carbonated water, a gas canister to dispense carbon dioxide (CO2) into the pressurized chamber, a controller to control the dispensing of the CO2 according to level of carbonation required and a valve to vent excess gas from the pressurized chamber after carbonation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: SodaStream Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Avi Cohen, Allan Ring, Alon Waisman, Israel Baumberg
  • Patent number: 10058826
    Abstract: A home carbonation system includes a mechanical lock to lock a bottle within the carbonation system during carbonation. The system also includes a gradual releaser to controllably release pressure after the carbonation and to delay the unlocking of the bottle from the mechanical lock after the carbonation has ended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SodaStream Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Avi Cohen, Allan Ring, Eitan Landau, Yossi Haviv, Hagai Harduff, Doron Krom, Carmel Goldshmid, Eyal Shmueli
  • Publication number: 20170165619
    Abstract: A pronged clamp apparatus for attaching a soda bottle to a home use carbonation machine, the apparatus includes a pronged clamp to receive the bottle, at a non-upright position prior to carbonation, the bottle having a neck ring, to attach the bottle to the carbonation machine when a user moves said bottle towards an upright position; a locking mechanism to lock the bottle to the carbonation machine via the neck ring in the upright position during carbonation; and an interlock operative within the locking mechanism utilizing the downward movement of the bottle under pressure to prevent the unlocking of the locking mechanism when there is excess pressure in the bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Publication date: June 15, 2017
    Inventors: Doron KROM, Hagai HARDUFF, Eyal SHMUELI, Amit AVIGDOR, Allan RING, Avi COHEN
  • Patent number: 9527047
    Abstract: A home use carbonation machine includes a carbonation assembly to carbonate liquid with pressurized gas, an electrical controller to operate the carbonation assembly and at least one safeguard to terminate the supply of pressurized gas in the event of an electrical outage. The carbonation assembly includes a pronged clamp apparatus for attaching a soda bottle to the carbonation machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: SodaStream Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Allan Ring, Avi Cohen, Doron Krom, Hagai Harduff, Amit Avigdor
  • Patent number: 9427712
    Abstract: A home use carbonation machine includes a pronged clamp to fit a non-upright bottle to a flexible seal, thereby facilitating a closed carbonation environment in the bottle and a normally open safety valve to vent the bottle when the carbonation machine is not actively carbonating. A home use carbonation machine includes a carbonation assembly to carbonate liquid with pressurized gas, a pronged clamp and a centering ring with centering ribs to guide a non-upright bottle into the pronged clamp during insertion and to constrict prongs of the clamp when a user moves the non-upright bottle towards an upright position for operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: SodaStream Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Allan Ring, Avi Cohen, Doron Krom, Hagai Harduff, Amit Avigdor
  • Publication number: 20150367296
    Abstract: A home carbonation system includes a mechanical lock to lock a bottle within the carbonation system during carbonation. The system also includes a gradual releaser to controllably release pressure after the carbonation and to delay the unlocking of the bottle from the mechanical lock after the carbonation has ended.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Publication date: December 24, 2015
    Inventors: Avi COHEN, Allan RING, Eitan LANDAU, Yossi HAVIV, Hagai HARDUFF, Doron KROM, Carmel GOLDSHMID, Eyal SHMUELI
  • Patent number: 9061825
    Abstract: A capsule for storing a fixed amount of syrup. The capsule includes a housing to store the fixed amount of syrup and is shaped to sit on the rim of a bottle of carbonated water. The capsule also includes a release mechanism to release the syrup in a controlled manner into the bottle. The capsule is shaped so that excess gas is released into the atmosphere between at least one of the outside walls of the capsule and the inner wall of the opening of the bottle of carbonated water. The invention includes a method for releasing syrup from a capsule into a bottle of carbonated water. The method includes the capsule being placed on a rim of the bottle and the capsule receiving a downward force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: SodaStream Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaron Kopel, Allan Ring, Avi Cohen, Hagai Harduff, Doron Krom, Amit Avigdor, Eyal Fendell
  • Publication number: 20150024088
    Abstract: A system and method is described for providing different levels of carbonated water on demand. The system includes a pressurized chamber to hold at least one of water and carbonated water, a gas canister to dispense carbon dioxide (CO2) into the pressurized chamber, a controller to control the dispensing of the CO2 according to level of carbonation required and a valve to vent excess gas from the pressurized chamber after carbonation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Avi COHEN, Allan RING, Alon WAISMAN, Israel BAUMBERG
  • Publication number: 20150014872
    Abstract: A home use carbonation machine includes a carbonation assembly to carbonate liquid with pressurized gas, an electrical controller to operate the carbonation assembly and at least one safeguard to terminate the supply of pressurized gas in the event of an electrical outage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Allan Ring, Avi Cohen, Doron Krom, Hagai Harduff, Amit Avigdor
  • Publication number: 20150014871
    Abstract: A home use carbonation machine includes a pronged clamp to fit a non-upright bottle to a flexible seal, thereby facilitating a closed carbonation environment in the bottle and a normally open safety valve to vent the bottle when the carbonation machine is not actively carbonating. A home use carbonation machine includes a carbonation assembly to carbonate liquid with pressurized gas, a pronged clamp and a centering ring with centering ribs to guide a non-upright bottle into the pronged clamp during insertion and to constrict prongs of the clamp when a user moves the non-upright bottle towards an upright position for operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Allan RING, Avi Cohen, Doron Krom, Hagai Harduff, Amit Avigdor
  • Patent number: 8920860
    Abstract: A pronged clamp apparatus for attaching a soda bottle to a soda machine includes prongs to attach the bottle to the soda machine and a locking mechanism to lock the bottle to the machine at least during carbonation. The apparatus also comprises a flexible seal to facilitate a closed carbonation environment and a ring to constrict the prongs underneath a ringed extension of the bottle thereby lifting the bottle towards the seal to clamp the bottle to the flexible seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: SodaStream Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Allan Ring, Avi Cohen, Doron Krom, Hagai Harduff, Amit Avigdor
  • Publication number: 20140314938
    Abstract: A capsule for storing a fixed amount of syrup. The capsule includes a housing to store the fixed amount of syrup and is shaped to sit on the rim of a bottle of carbonated water. The capsule also includes a release mechanism to release the syrup in a controlled manner into the bottle. The capsule is shaped so that excess gas is released into the atmosphere between at least one of the outside walls of the capsule and the inner wall of the opening of the bottle of carbonated water. The invention includes a method for releasing syrup from a capsule into a bottle of carbonated water. The method includes the capsule being placed on a rim of the bottle and the capsule receiving a downward force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Yaron KOPEL, Allan RING, Avi COHEN, Hagai HARDUFF, Doron KROM, Amit AVIGDOR, Eyal FENDELL
  • Patent number: 8795748
    Abstract: A capsule for storing a fixed amount of syrup. The capsule includes a housing to store the fixed amount of syrup and is shaped to sit on an opening of a bottle of liquid. The capsule also includes a release mechanism to release the syrup in a controlled manner into the bottle. The invention includes a method for releasing syrup from a capsule into a bottle of carbonated water. The method includes the capsule being placed on a rim of the bottle and the capsule receiving a downward force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: SodaStream Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Yaron Kopel, Allan Ring, Avi Cohen, Hagai Harduff, Doron Krom, Amit Avigdor, Eyal Fendell
  • Publication number: 20130037969
    Abstract: A pronged clamp apparatus for attaching a soda bottle to a soda machine includes prongs to attach the bottle to the soda machine and a locking mechanism to lock the bottle to the machine at least during carbonation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: SODASTREAM INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventors: Allan RING, Avi COHEN, Doron KROM, Hagai HARDUFF, Amit AVIDOR
  • Patent number: 8348243
    Abstract: A home soda machine includes a cylinder of gas suitable for carbonation, an attachment mechanism to attach a bottle of water, a valve opening mechanism to open a gas release valve on the gas cylinder and introduce the gas to the bottle of water, a gas release sensor to sense at least events indicating the opening and closing of the gas release valve, and an indirect gas meter to at least determine an amount of the gas released from the cylinder based at least on a cumulative length of time the gas release valve was open as per data received from the gas release sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Sodastream Industries Ltd.
    Inventors: Amir Schori, Alon Gendel, Allan Ring, Antony Frank Pateman, David O'Neill
  • Publication number: 20110220209
    Abstract: A home soda machine includes a cylinder of gas suitable for carbonation, an attachment mechanism to attach a bottle of water, a valve opening mechanism to open a gas release valve on the gas cylinder and introduce the gas to the bottle of water, a gas release sensor to sense at least events indicating the opening and closing of the gas release valve, and an indirect gas meter to at least determine an amount of the gas released from the cylinder based at least on a cumulative length of time the gas release valve was open as per data received from the gas release sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2010
    Publication date: September 15, 2011
    Inventors: AMIR SCHORI, Alon Gendel, Allan Ring, Antony Frank Pateman, David O'Neill
  • Patent number: D610388
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Soda Club Ltd.
    Inventors: Izaq Hazan, Allan Ring, Zemer Sat, Yosef Shlomo Azarzar
  • Patent number: D610857
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2010
    Assignee: Soda Club Ltd.
    Inventors: Antony Frank Pateman, David O'Neill, Carlos Kanterewicz, Allan Ring, Zemer Sat, Yosef Shlomo Azarzar, Amir Shchori
  • Patent number: D681385
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: SodaStream Industries Ltd
    Inventors: Allan Ring, Avi Cohen, Doron Krom, Hagai Harduff, Amit Avigdor