Patents by Inventor Joseph S. Pickett

Joseph S. Pickett 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: 10272479
    Abstract: System and method for cleaning a product line of a fluid dispensing system. The cleaning system includes a first container that contains liquid and a second container that contains gas such that the cleaning system is attached to the product line of a liquid dispensing system so that cleaning fluid can be pumped through the line that has gas pockets therein. The gas pockets work to create sheer within the product line in order to clean biomass and other contaminates from within the product line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Joseph S. Pickett
  • Publication number: 20190015879
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cleaning and sanitizing system for a dispensing installation that uses a single pump to pull in non-caustic, non-abrasive, and non-corrosive cleaning solution, which in turn draws in ambient air. The mixture of air and liquid is discharged into a cylindrical flow controller that discharges a flow of alternating liquid cylinders and air cylinders. The air cylinders eliminate the boundary layer and laminar sublayer, which in turn allows the liquid cylinders to apply a maximum shear force associated with the hydrodynamic entry region consistently cleaning the length of the beverage or product line with mechanical cleaning and sanitizing action, which is subsequently carried away within the liquid cylinder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Publication date: January 17, 2019
    Inventors: Joseph S. Pickett, Joseph S. Pickett, III
  • Publication number: 20130146096
    Abstract: System and method for cleaning a product line of a fluid dispensing system. The cleaning system includes a first container that contains liquid and a second container that contains gas such that the cleaning system is attached to the product line of a liquid dispensing system so that cleaning fluid can be pumped through the line that has gas pockets therein. The gas pockets work to create sheer within the product line in order to clean biomass and other contaminates from within the product line.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 13, 2013
    Inventor: Joseph S. Pickett