Patents by Inventor Louis M. Busick

Louis M. Busick 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: 20140353222
    Abstract: A spout that dispenses water from a water dispenser has a disinfection portion that provides two passes of the water therethrough. The disinfection portion has two flow tubes, the second arranged inside the first, so that an annular cross-section flow path is defined by an inside wall of first tube and an outside wall of the second tube. A second flow path having a circular cross-section is defined by an inside wall of the second tube. The water flow is transferred between the flow at a second end of the disinfection portion by a second end portion. At a first end portion, located at a first end of the disinfection portion, a first end portion body provides connections to the disinfection section for both an inlet and an outlet. The order of flow through the disinfection portion flow paths may depend upon the orientation of the spout.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen John SABIN, John Francis KENNEDY, Louis M. BUSICK
  • Publication number: 20120061312
    Abstract: Described is a filter cartridge having a cup shape that can be filled with a filtering material, and placed in a filtering device such as a water pitcher. The filter cartridge has a base, a side wall, and a flange defining the cup shape of the filter cartridge. A removable mesh insert may be affixed atop the flange, allowing replacement of the filtering material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Publication date: March 15, 2012
    Applicant: LVD ACQUISITION, LLC
    Inventors: Louis M. Busick, John M. Kucharik
  • Publication number: 20100142313
    Abstract: An attachment to a mixer blade wipes the sides of a container and produces a mixture that is uniform and consistent. The attachment is placed onto the mixer blade either temporarily or permanently. After the attachment is on the mixer blade, the rotating spin of the mixer blade and the angular positioning of the flexible fins wipe the mixture on the sides of the container to the center of the container. By using a flexible material for the fins, the fins come into direct contact with the container while not damaging the container. The direct contact allows for the complete wiping of each side of the container. The attachment is easily cleaned.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventor: Louis M. Busick
  • Patent number: 7690836
    Abstract: The present invention is an attachment to a mixer blade for wiping the sides of a container and producing a mixture that is uniform and consistent. The attachment is placed onto the mixer blade either temporarily or permanently. After the attachment is on the mixer blade, the rotating spin of the mixer blade and the angular positioning of the flexible fins wipe the mixture on the sides of the container to the center of the container. By using a flexible material for the fins, the fins come into direct contact with the container while not damaging the container. The direct contact allows for the complete wiping of each side of the container. The attachment is easily cleaned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2010
    Assignee: Frut LLC
    Inventor: Louis M. Busick
  • Publication number: 20090242075
    Abstract: A self sanitizing bottle filler supplying filtered water. The bottle filler utilizes UV light to create ozone in a sealed dispensing chamber after each use. The UV light and ozone sanitize the interior surfaces of the dispensing mechanism and water delivery components. The bottle filler encloses the outlet spout after each use to prevent airborne contamination. The water stream may be illuminated helping users to position a container, preventing spills and splash back.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2009
    Publication date: October 1, 2009
    Applicant: Zohar Waterworks, LLC
    Inventors: Louis M. Busick, Kevin R. Seeley, Galen L. Gerig
  • Patent number: 7387210
    Abstract: A combined filter cartridge and manifold for use in a water purification system or the like, to facilitate substantially drip-free filter cartridge removal and replacement. The filter cartridge includes water inlet and outlet ports for respective connection with inlet and outlet fittings on the manifold. A pivoting manifold cap normally overlies and retains the filter cartridge in connected relation with the manifold fittings and a water supply coupled to the manifold. Pivoting movement of the manifold cap toward an open position shuts off the water supply and then permits filter cartridge separation from the manifold, with check valves at the manifold inlet/outlet fittings and cartridge inlet/outlet ports preventing significant water leakage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Assignee: Zohar Waterworks, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce D. Burrows, David B. Chaney, Louis M. Busick
  • Patent number: 7240611
    Abstract: An improved coffee brewer and brewing method are provided for producing brewed coffee with improved flavor. The coffee brewer includes a brew basket having jet ports connected to a source of heated water and positioned to deliver hot water streams into the brew basket at a location beneath the level of coffee grounds contained therein. These hot water streams turbulently agitate and stir the coffee grounds to produce a substantially fluidized bed of water-borne coffee grounds for improved flavor extraction and enhanced aroma. This fluidized bed is directed against one or more mesh filter elements forming a wall portion of the brew basket for outward passage of the thus-brewed coffee which is then directed into an underlying carafe or the like. In one preferred form, a portion of the brew basket may incorporate a window to permit visual observation of the fluidized bed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2007
    Assignee: Aroma Fresh, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce D. Burrows, Louis M. Busick
  • Patent number: 6968775
    Abstract: An improved coffee brewer and brewing method are provided for producing brewed coffee with improved flavor. The coffee brewer includes a brew basket having jet ports connected to a source of heated water and positioned to deliver hot water streams into the brew basket at a location beneath the level of coffee grounds contained therein. These hot water streams turbulently agitate and stir the coffee grounds to produce a substantially fluidized bed of water-borne coffee grounds for improved flavor extraction and enhanced aroma. This fluidized bed is directed against one or more mesh filter elements forming a wall portion of the brew basket for outward passage of the thus-brewed coffee which is then directed into an underlying carafe or the like. In one preferred form, a portion of the brew basket may incorporate a window to permit visual observation of the fluidized bed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2005
    Assignee: Aroma Fresh, LLC
    Inventors: Bruce D. Burrows, Louis M. Busick
  • Patent number: 6912867
    Abstract: A combination water cooler and refrigerator unit is provided including a lower cabinet defining a refrigerated compartment, and an upper water reservoir for receiving a supply of water from a water source, such as an inverted water bottle. A refrigeration system mounted within the cabinet includes a chiller coil having a first segment for chilling the refrigerated compartment, and a second segment for chilling water within the water reservoir. In addition, a lower end of the water reservoir is positioned in heat transfer relation with an upper region of the refrigerated compartment, and a single thermostatic temperature control sensor is mounted within the refrigerated compartment for regulating the refrigeration system for substantially eliminating risk of reservoir or refrigerator freeze up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2005
    Assignee: Oasis Corporation
    Inventor: Louis M. Busick
  • Publication number: 20040231522
    Abstract: An improved coffee brewer and brewing method are provided for producing brewed coffee with improved flavor. The coffee brewer includes a brew basket having jet ports connected to a source of heated water and positioned to deliver hot water streams into the brew basket at a location beneath the level of coffee grounds contained therein. These hot water streams turbulently agitate and stir the coffee grounds to produce a substantially fluidized bed of water-borne coffee grounds for improved flavor extraction and enhanced aroma. This fluidized bed is directed against one or more mesh filter elements forming a wall portion of the brew basket for outward passage of the thus-brewed coffee which is then directed into an underlying carafe or the like. In one preferred form, a portion of the brew basket may incorporate a window to permit visual observation of the fluidized bed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2004
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: Bruce D. Burrows, Louis M. Busick
  • Publication number: 20040226313
    Abstract: A combination water cooler and refrigerator unit is provided including a lower cabinet defining a refrigerated compartment, and an upper water reservoir for receiving a supply of water from a water source, such as an inverted water bottle. A refrigeration system mounted within the cabinet includes a chiller coil having a first segment for chilling the refrigerated compartment, and a second segment for chilling water within the water reservoir. In addition, a lower end of the water reservoir is positioned in heat transfer relation with an upper region of the refrigerated compartment, and a single thermostatic temperature control sensor is mounted within the refrigerated compartment for regulating the refrigeration system for substantially eliminating risk of reservoir or refrigerator freeze up.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2004
    Publication date: November 18, 2004
    Inventor: Louis M. Busick
  • Patent number: 6736298
    Abstract: A filter monitor system is provided in a bottled water cooler for automatically tracking a filter service interval, and for indicating that filter cleaning or replacement is required for continued efficient cooler operation. In the preferred form, the water cooler includes a thermoelectric chiller module for chilling at least a portion of water contained within a cooler reservoir. An air filter is mounted on a filter frame which is removably positioned for filtering air drawn by a fan to circulate over a heat sink associated with the thermoelectric chiller module. The filter monitor system includes a reset switch engaged by the filter frame to initiate and track a predetermined filter service time interval, such as thirty days, and to energize a signal such as an indicator light at the conclusion of this service interval to indicate that the air filter should be removed for cleaning or replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2004
    Assignee: Oasis Corporation
    Inventors: Louis M. Busick, John W. Host, Larry L. Nichols, Stephen W. Wharton
  • Patent number: 6644037
    Abstract: A beverage cooler is provided with an improved thermoelectric chiller unit for chilling a supply of water or other selected beverage within a cooler reservoir. The improved thermoelectric chiller unit includes a thermoelectric heat transfer module captured by a spring mount with substantially uniform pressure distribution between a chiller probe for chilling the water within the cooler reservoir, and a heat exchanger for dissipating heat drawn from the chilled water. The cooler reservoir has a faucet mounted thereon for on-demand dispensing of the water, and is mounted as a removable unit within a cooler housing with a bottom wall of the reservoir defining an inverted cup-shaped receptacle for close slide-fit reception of the chiller probe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2003
    Assignee: Oasis Corporation
    Inventors: Louis M. Busick, Stephen W. Wharton, Stephen J. Sabin, Declan L. Coyle
  • Patent number: 6636151
    Abstract: A water dispensing station includes a source of water a water temperature adjustment system connected to the source of water and adapted to adjust water obtained from the source of water, a temperature sensor positioned to sense water temperature of water in the temperature adjusting system, and a dispensing system connected to the water temperature adjusting system and adapted to selectively dispense water. A controller has processing and memory means and is connected to the water temperature adjusting system and the temperature sensor. The controller is adapted to receive and store water temperature information from the temperature sensor. The station preferably includes a display screen to display information from the controller and input means for the user to input information to the controller. The station can further include a modem so that the controller can communicate with a remote service center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Assignee: Oasis Corporation
    Inventor: Louis M. Busick
  • Patent number: 6619511
    Abstract: An improved mounting adapter is provided for use in a bottled water cooler of the type having an upwardly open cooler reservoir for receiving a supply of water from a bottle mounted over the reservoir in an inverted orientation to permit water downflow from the bottle to the reservoir. The improved adapter includes a compact and substantially unitized adapter body or shell for removable snap-fit mounting onto the cooler reservoir at the open upper end thereof. The adapter additionally includes an upstanding feed tube or probe for operatively engaging a valved bottle cap mounted on the neck of a water-containing bottle supported in an inverted orientation over the cooler reservoir. In one form, the adapter may carry a seal ring gasket for sealingly engaging an inner wall surface of the cooler reservoir, and an air filter may be provided to filter ambient air drawn into the reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Oasis Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Hydak, Declan Laurence Coyle, Stephen John Sabin, Louis M. Busick
  • Publication number: 20030115902
    Abstract: A beverage cooler is provided with an improved thermoelectric chiller unit for chilling a supply of water or other selected beverage within a cooler reservoir. The improved thermoelectric chiller unit includes a thermoelectric heat transfer module captured by a spring mount with substantially uniform pressure distribution between a chiller probe for chilling the water within the cooler reservoir, and a heat exchanger for dissipating heat drawn from the chilled water. The cooler reservoir has a faucet mounted thereon for on-demand dispensing of the water, and is mounted as a removable unit within a cooler housing with a bottom wall of the reservoir defining an inverted cup-shaped receptacle for close slide-fit reception of the chiller probe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2002
    Publication date: June 26, 2003
    Inventors: Louis M. Busick, Stephen W. Wharton, Stephen J. Sabin, Declan L. Coyle
  • Publication number: 20020145009
    Abstract: A filter monitor system is provided in a bottled water cooler for automatically tracking a filter service interval, and for indicating that filter cleaning or replacement is required for continued efficient cooler operation. In the preferred form, the water cooler includes a thermoelectric chiller module for chilling at least a portion of water contained within a cooler reservoir. An air filter is mounted on a filter frame which is removably positioned for filtering air drawn by a fan to circulate over a heat sink associated with the thermoelectric chiller module. The filter monitor system includes a reset switch engaged by the filter frame to initiate and track a predetermined filter service time interval, such as thirty days, and to energize a signal such as an indicator light at the conclusion of this service interval to indicate that the air filter should be removed for cleaning or replacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 2, 2002
    Publication date: October 10, 2002
    Inventors: Louis M. Busick, John W. Host, Larry L. Nichols, Stephen W. Wharton
  • Publication number: 20020129869
    Abstract: An improved mounting adapter is provided for use in a bottled water cooler of the type having an upwardly open cooler reservoir for receiving a supply of water from a bottle mounted over the reservoir in an inverted orientation to permit water downflow from the bottle to the reservoir. The improved adapter includes a compact and substantially unitized adapter body or shell for removable snap-fit mounting onto the cooler reservoir at the open upper end thereof. The adapter additionally includes an upstanding feed tube or probe for operatively engaging a valved bottle cap mounted on the neck of a water-containing bottle supported in an inverted orientation over the cooler reservoir. In one form, the adapter may carry a seal ring gasket for sealingly engaging an inner wall surface of the cooler reservoir, and an air filter may be provided to filter ambient air drawn into the reservoir.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2002
    Publication date: September 19, 2002
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Hydak, Declan Laurence Coyle, Stephen John Sabin, Louis M. Busick
  • Patent number: D463194
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2002
    Assignee: Oasis Corporation
    Inventors: Louis M. Busick, Stephen W. Wharton, Stephen J. Sabin, Declan L. Coyle
  • Patent number: D638097
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: LVD Acquisition, LLC
    Inventor: Louis M. Busick