Patents by Inventor Kjetil Naesje

Kjetil Naesje 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).

  • Publication number: 20180376280
    Abstract: Location based services to users of electric vehicles (114) are facilitated. Users that are in possession of a wireless communication device (116) may receive RF signals in the form of beacons (109) transmitted by an EVSE (102). The information contained in the signals may be used to facilitate for the user when the user wishes to take advantage of different services (132,134,136), nearby the EVSE (102) as well as further away from the EVSE (102).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Publication date: December 27, 2018
    Inventors: Kjetil NÆSJE, Brage W. JOHANSEN, Vegard VALEBJØRG
  • Patent number: 9439523
    Abstract: A closure is for a container, for example a beverage container. In some examples the closure comprises an outer portion connectable to an opening of the container, an axially actuatable inner portion having a sealing member for restricting fluid flow through the closure with the inner portion in a first position and allowing fluid flow through the closure with the inner portion in a second position axially displaced relative to the outer portion, and an annular membrane connecting the outer and inner portions and configured to provide a returning force to resiliently bias the inner portion towards the first position. A beverage container comprises a closure. A method is for operating a closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: SmartSeal AS
    Inventors: Kjetil Naesje, Kyrre Fredriksen, Rune Knutsen
  • Publication number: 20150028043
    Abstract: A closure is for a container, for example a beverage container. In some examples the closure comprises an outer portion connectable to an opening of the container, an axially actuatable inner portion having a sealing member for restricting fluid flow through the closure with the inner portion in a first position and allowing fluid flow through the closure with the inner portion in a second position axially displaced relative to the outer portion, and an annular membrane connecting the outer and inner portions and configured to provide a returning force to resiliently bias the inner portion towards the first position. A beverage container comprises a closure. A method is for operating a closure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: SMARTSEAL AS
    Inventors: Kjetil Naesje, Kyrre Fredriksen, Rune Knutsen
  • Patent number: 8567647
    Abstract: A multifunctional sealing device for a valve structured for opening of a discharge conduit by virtue of upstream-directed movement of a sealing body relative to the discharge direction. The distinctive characteristic of the invention is that the sealing body is of a radially flexible arrangement; wherein the discharge conduit is provided with at least one storage seal seat for sealing reception of the sealing body when the valve is in a storage mode, and also at least one utility seal seat for sealing reception of the sealing body when the valve is in a closed utility mode; wherein the at least one utility seal seat is provided upstream of the at least one storage seal seat; and wherein both the storage seal seat and the utility seal seat are structured for sealing against the sealing body during downstream-directed movement of the sealing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: SmartSeal AS
    Inventors: Kjetil Naesje, Kyrre Delin Fredriksen
  • Patent number: 7819276
    Abstract: A method and device for controlling the flow of liquid from drinking containers, wherein a membrane is movably connected to a valve to form a valve, controlled by negative pressure, for liquid from a drinking container, the force resulting from the pressure difference (P1?P2) across the membrane, opening the valve, even by positive pressure (P3) within the drinking container, caused by a carbonated refreshing drink, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Inventor: Kjetil Naesje
  • Patent number: 7775394
    Abstract: An opening-force-maximizing device of an underpressure-activated valve for a drinking container (2). The device includes a partition wall (6, 106, 206) enclosing an outlet opening (4) and being provided with a wall opening (8, 108, 208) in pressure-sealing contact with an axially movable valve sealing member (22, 122, 222) being in position of rest. It also includes a continuous membrane (12, 112, 212) being arranged to the container (2) and about a valve axis (14) through the wall opening (8, 108, 208). The membrane (12, 112, 212) has an axial extent and consists of an attachment end (12a, 112a, 212a) fixedly connected to the partition wall (6, 106, 206), and a movable maneuvering end (12b, 112b, 212b) placed at an axial distance from the attachment end (12a, 112a, 212a). The maneuvering end (12b, 112b, 212b) is arranged in a tensile-force-transmitting manner to said sealing member (22, 122, 222).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2010
    Assignee: SmartSeal AS
    Inventor: Kjetil Naesje
  • Publication number: 20090302071
    Abstract: A multifunctional sealing device for a valve structured for opening of a discharge conduit by virtue of upstream-directed movement of a sealing body relative to the discharge direction. The distinctive characteristic of the invention is that the sealing body is of a radially flexible arrangement; wherein the discharge conduit is provided with at least one storage seal seat for sealing reception of the sealing body when the valve is in a storage mode, and also at least one utility seal seat for sealing reception of the sealing body when the valve is in a closed utility mode; wherein the at least one utility seal seat is provided upstream of the at least one storage seal seat; and wherein both the storage seal seat and the utility seal seat are structured for sealing against the sealing body during downstream-directed movement of the sealing body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Publication date: December 10, 2009
    Inventors: Kjetil Naesje, Kyrre Delin Fredriksen
  • Publication number: 20090212061
    Abstract: A hygiene-maintaining device of an underpressure-activated valve (2) for a drinking receptacle. Whilst in position of use, the valve (2) encloses a downstream side of an outlet opening (12) in a partition (6) associated with the drinking receptacle. The partition (6) may be a wall portion of the drinking receptacle, or a wall portion of a cap (4) for the receptacle. The valve (2) comprises a movable operating member, a bracing element (24, 70) and a seal member (22) that, whilst in position of rest, seals off said partition opening (12). The operating member is connected to a suction chamber (50) within which an underpressure (P2) may be established in order to activate and move the operating member into a valve-opening position. Thereby, liquid may flow out via the partition opening (12) and further onwards through a liquid outlet path in the valve (2), the operating member being pressure-balanced against the ambient pressure (P1) of the drinking receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2005
    Publication date: August 27, 2009
    Inventor: Kjetil Naesje
  • Publication number: 20090194548
    Abstract: A method and device for controlling the flow of liquid from drinking containers, wherein a membrane is movably connected to a valve to form a valve, controlled by negative pressure, for liquid from a drinking container, the force resulting from the pressure difference (P1?P2) across the membrane, opening the valve, even by positive pressure (P3) within the drinking container, caused by a carbonated refreshing drink, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Publication date: August 6, 2009
    Inventor: Kjetil Naesje
  • Patent number: 7537133
    Abstract: A method and device for controlling the flow of liquid from drinking containers, wherein a membrane (12) is movably connected to a valve (50) to form a valve, controlled by negative pressure, for liquid from a drinking container, the force resulting from the pressure difference (P1?P2) across the membrane (12), opening the valve (50), even by positive pressure (P3) within the drinking container, caused by a carbonated refreshing drink, for example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2009
    Inventor: Kjetil Naesje
  • Patent number: 7530469
    Abstract: An underpressure-activated valve device for a drinking container (32). The device consists of an outer membrane (2) and an inner membrane (4) that are placed at an axial distance from one another, and their peripheral attachment areas are pressure-sealingly interconnected, causing a reference pressure chamber (6) having at least one vent (8) to an ambient pressure P1 to exist between the membranes (2, 4). One membrane (2, 4) is fixedly connected to a flow pipe (10), and the other membrane (4, 2) is provided with a membrane opening (12) within which the pipe (10) is movably arranged. The membrane opening (12) is associated with a primary sealing body (18) for sealing against fluid flow via the pipe (10), and with a secondary sealing body (16) for sealing between the chamber (6) and an internal pressure P3 in the container (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2009
    Assignee: SmartSeal AS
    Inventor: Kjetil Naesje
  • Publication number: 20080308575
    Abstract: A dispensing device (2) for reducing loss of dissolved gas in a pressurized liquid (4) flowing via the dispensing device (2) and a method for use of the dispensing device. The method is used for maintaining an overpressure in a propellant gas (80) for the liquid (4), a receptacle being provided with a cap (42) onto which the dispensing device (2) is provided. The dispensing device (2) includes at least one liquid-flow duct (6) comprising at least one constricted longitudinal portion (8). The characteristics of the dispensing device (2) is that it also comprises at least one liquid-flow discharge surface (12) provided downstream of the flow duct (6), and within a gas-filled atmosphere (10) enclosing at least portions of the liquid-flow discharge surface (12), at least during an initial discharge phase of the liquid (4) discharge. The discharge surface (12) is also turbulence-inhibitingly arranged for the discharging liquid (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: SMARTSEAL AS
    Inventor: Kjetil Naesje
  • Patent number: 7431047
    Abstract: The present invention regards an underpressure-activated valve mechanism for controlled dispensing of fluids, including liquid food articles, from a receptacle. When the user applies sufficient suction force (P2) across a pressure comparative diaphragm zone a valve opening force is applied to a valve area that has a force connection with the diaphragm zone. When the suction force ceases the valve area closes and remains closed, even in the event of overpressure (P3) in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2008
    Assignee: SmartSeal AS
    Inventor: Kjetil Naesje
  • Patent number: 7419069
    Abstract: This invention concerns a valve for an underpressure-activated outflow mechanism for a drinking receptacle (2). The valve includes a valve head (34) and a valve seat (44), in which the valve seat (44) is arranged in force-transmitting connection with a membrane (1), whereas the valve head (34) is fixed to the remaining structure via at least one stay (36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: SmartSeal AS
    Inventor: Kjetil Naesje
  • Publication number: 20070051723
    Abstract: This invention concerns a valve for an underpressure-activated outflow mechanism for a drinking receptacle (2). The valve includes a valve head (34) and a valve seat (44), in which the valve seat (44) is arranged in force-transmitting connection with a membrane (1), whereas the valve head (34) is fixed to the remaining structure via at least one stay (36).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2004
    Publication date: March 8, 2007
    Inventor: Kjetil Naesje
  • Publication number: 20070007231
    Abstract: An underpressure-activated valve device for a drinking container (32). The device consists of an outer membrane (2) and an inner membrane (4) that are placed at an axial distance from one another, and their peripheral attachment areas are pressure-sealingly interconnected, causing a reference pressure chamber (6) having at least one vent (8) to an ambient pressure P1 to exist between the membranes (2, 4). One membrane (2, 4) is fixedly connected to a flow pipe (10), and the other membrane (4, 2) is provided with a membrane opening (12) within which the pipe (10) is movably arranged. The membrane opening (12) is associated with a primary sealing body (18) for sealing against fluid flow via the pipe (10), and with a secondary sealing body (16) for sealing between the chamber (6) and an internal pressure P3 in the container (32).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2003
    Publication date: January 11, 2007
    Inventor: Kjetil Naesje
  • Publication number: 20060191575
    Abstract: The present invention regards an underpressure-activated valve mechanism for controlled dispensing of fluids, including liquid food articles, from a receptacle. When the user applies sufficient suction force (P2) across a pressure comparative diaphragm zone a valve opening force is applied to a valve area that has a force connection with the diaphragm zone. When the suction force ceases the valve area closes and remains closed, even in the event of overpressure (P3) in the receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2004
    Publication date: August 31, 2006
    Inventor: Kjetil Naesje
  • Publication number: 20060043096
    Abstract: An opening-force-maximizing device of an underpressure-activated valve for a drinking container (2). The device includes a partition wall (6, 106, 206) enclosing an outlet opening (4) and being provided with a wall opening (8, 108, 208) in pressure-sealing contact with an axially movable valve sealing member (22, 122, 222) being in position of rest. It also includes a continuous membrane (12, 112, 212) being arranged to the container (2) and about a valve axis (14) through the wall opening (8, 108, 208). The membrane (12, 112, 212) has an axial extent and consists of an attachment end (12a, 112a, 212a) fixedly connected to the partition wall (6, 106, 206), and a movable manoeuvring end (12b, 112b, 212b) placed at an axial distance from the attachment end (12a, 112a, 212a). The manoeuvring end (12b, 112b, 212b) is arranged in a tensile-force-transmitting manner to said sealing member (22, 122, 222).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2003
    Publication date: March 2, 2006
    Inventor: Kjetil Naesje
  • Publication number: 20050061822
    Abstract: A method and device for preventing unintended liquid flow from drinking containers are achieved by means of securing an inner tube (29) provided with a bellows (4) within an outer tube (1) and terminating one end of the inner tube (29) as a valve (70, 70?), whereby the suction force from the user provides a pressure difference across the bellows (4), causing the bellows (4) to move the valve (70, 70?) with sufficient force to open. When the suction force ceases, the valve (70, 70?) closes, and it remains closed, even when the liquid in the drinking container (61) is pressurized with pressure (P3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2002
    Publication date: March 24, 2005
    Inventor: Kjetil Naesje