Plural Materials, Material Supplies Or Charges In A Receiver Patents (Class 141/100)
  • Patent number: 10894317
    Abstract: An automatic or semi-automatic preparation system process is provided for forming a medicament solution from a vial containing one of a liquid and a non-liquid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: CORVIDA MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Jared Garfield, Dana Schramm, Gregory Lyon, Scott Schuler, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10773819
    Abstract: A tank assembly is provided and includes a housing which has a housing volume and which is chargeable with a volume of a first fluid, a bladder disposed within the housing and chargeable with a second fluid such that the bladder has a minimal volume in an uncharged state and a flow system. The flow system includes a portion thereof which is coupled to the bladder and which has a second volume within the housing. The flow system is configured to at least charge the bladder with a volume of the second fluid which is equal to or less than a difference between the housing volume less a sum of the minimal volume and the second volume and the volume of the first fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: HAMILTON SUNSTRAND CORPORATION
    Inventor: Christoph Haugstetter
  • Patent number: 10736257
    Abstract: A device for the inoculation of seeds is attached to a seed meter or a seed box on a planting machine. This is done to carry out the inoculation and treatment of seeds at the same time that they are being planted. The device has a reservoir where the inoculant is placed and then subsequently taken by the pump to a mixture chamber. At a top of the mixture chamber is a nozzle, which is located at an opposite side of where the seeds leave. They leave from the bottom of the device. There is a drive axle and a group of gears that move and give force to the blades that mix the seeds in the fluid located in the inner part of the chamber. The chamber is connected to the seed distributor disc and the flow of seeds is based on the seed distributor disc's consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Jose Roberto do Amaral Assy
    Inventor: Jose Roberto do Amaral Assy
  • Patent number: 10713981
    Abstract: An inflatable display assembly includes a base member to which the inflatable body is permanently attached. The base member has a channel therethrough, one end of the channel being affixed to an opening in the fabric of inflatable body. An external air blower unit may be removably attached to base member at one end of said channel to provide a flow of air through the base member and then into the inflatable body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Aqua-Leisure Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. de Grasse, Jesse Kane
  • Patent number: 10662351
    Abstract: A stick-type hot-melt adhesive body for use in hot-melt glue guns, the hot-melt adhesive body having at least one first section containing at least one reactive adhesive and at least one second section containing at least one cleaning agent (purging agent), the first section and/or the reactive hot-melt adhesive and the second section and/or the cleaning agent differing optically and/or visually from one another, in particular being of different colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Jowat SE
    Inventors: Jürgen Schrödel, Markus Kronshage, Ulrich Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10631683
    Abstract: A motorized beverage machine (1) has: —activation means that comprise a motor (3); and —a brewing unit (2) that comprises a first assembly (13) and a second assembly (14) cooperating together, each assembly delimiting part of a brewing chamber (29) for containing an ingredient capsule (30). At least one of these assemblies (14) is: —movable away from the cooperating assembly (13) into an open position within the machine for forming between the assemblies a passage (31) for inserting into and/or removing from the brewing unit the ingredient capsule; and —movable to the cooperating assembly into a closed position for forming the brewing chamber. The motor is a low power motor configured to: —generate a maximum torque of no more than 50 mNm; and/or —consume a maximum power of no more than 50 W, for driving the movable assembly between the open and closed positions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.
    Inventor: Peter Mori
  • Patent number: 10625884
    Abstract: An apparatus for filling a product into a container is provided. The apparatus can include a filling unit that can deliver the product into the container. The filling unit can include a pump and a filling nozzle at its one end. The apparatus can also include a drive unit for moving the container in relation to the filling unit between a first position, in which a bottom end of the container is arranged at a maximum distance from the filling nozzle, and a second position, in which the bottom end of the container is arranged at a minimum distance from the filling nozzle. A controller can control delivery of the product through the filling nozzle, control the drive unit, and calculate a new drive unit motion profile for controlling movement from said second position to said first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Peter Lindberg, Gert Ekberg
  • Patent number: 10625019
    Abstract: A filling aid is provided for filling a cylinder ampule (7) with a medical or pharmaceutical fluid. The filling aid in a common housing (4) includes a first receiver (24) which is configured for receiving the cylinder ampule (7) to be filled, and a second receiver (26) which is configured for receiving a receptacle (18) containing a medical or pharmaceutical substance. A first access opening (28) is formed on the first receiver (24) and is arranged such that the first access opening (28) lies opposite an opening of a cylinder ampule (7) when this cylinder ampule is inserted into the first receiver (24). A second access opening (30) is formed on the second receiver (26) and is arranged such that the second access opening (30) lies opposite an opening of a receptacle (18) when this receptacle (18) is inserted into the second receiver (26).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: TRANSCOJECT GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Wallmann, Jochen Heinz, Dieter Schilling
  • Patent number: 10603853
    Abstract: Provided is a flat tire repair liquid container including: a container main body including a container body in which a flat tire repair liquid is stored, and an opening; and a cap including a flow path configured to guide the flat tire repair liquid out of the container. The flow path includes a cylinder portion of which an end of a first side is open toward internal space of the container body and in which a closing plug is slidably inserted, and a dispensing portion branching from the cylinder portion and open to outside the container. The closing plug is configured to close the flow path by being positioned at the end of the first side of the cylinder portion, and to open the flow path by being subjected to pressure inside the container during flat tire repair work and moving to a second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Takumi Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 10597694
    Abstract: A sample preparation device comprising a first chamber containing a first movable piston separating a first volume upstream and a second volume downstream the first piston, a second chamber containing a second movable piston separating a third volume upstream and a fourth volume downstream the second piston, and an inlet to the first volume and an outlet from the first volume. The first volume is connected with the third volume by a first communication path and the second volume is connected with the fourth volume by a second communication path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Merck Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Stephane Olivier
  • Patent number: 10561779
    Abstract: The invention relates to infusate containers and related systems and methods for housing infusates that can be added to a fluid flow path for use during dialysis. The infusate containers can include a filter partitioning the containers into a first and second compartment, a draw tube for drawing up fluid from a bottom portion, a cap, a fluid connector for delivery and withdrawal of fluid from the two compartments, and a fluid connector for connection to a dialysis system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Lura, Thomas E. Meyer, Jin Huang, Yue Qiang Xue
  • Patent number: 10556062
    Abstract: A pharmacy system for the automated transfer and processing of electronic medication order information to and from a computerized patient care system associated with a healthcare facility includes a pharmacy engine configured to receive a first HL7 message including information relating to an electronic medication order for a medication that is to be prepared for intravenous administration to a patient, and transmit a second HL7 message including information relating to preparation of the medication corresponding to the electronic medication order, the information from the second HL7 message being used to bill for the medication corresponding to the electronic medication order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Baxter International Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas L. C. Simpson, James P. Martucci, Gordon J. Wilkes
  • Patent number: 10493192
    Abstract: The invention relates to infusate sleeves for use in dialysis and related systems and methods. The infusate sleeves include a sleeve body, a filter inside of the sleeve body, a rigid disk covering an opening in the top of the sleeve body, a draw tube connected to the rigid disk and extending downwardly into the sleeve body, and a fluid connector fluidly connected to the draw tube for connection to a dialysis system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: David B. Lura, Bartosz Korec, Yue Qiang Xue, Jin Huang
  • Patent number: 10442287
    Abstract: To prevent deterioration of a sealing structure of a filling device to decrease a possibility that hydrogen gas leaks. In filling devices (100, 101) including a storage tank for storing hydrogen fuel and filling nozzles (10, 11) for filling hydrogen from the storage tank through a fuel filling system (dispenser, filling hose and so on) to an in-vehicle hydrogen filling tank mounted on a vehicle, in a pipe joint main body (1) of the filling nozzles (10, 11) is slidably arranged a rod (2: valve rod) having a valve element at its end against an elastic member (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: TATSUNO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Takezawa, Yuki Terasoma, Kiyoshi Kimura
  • Patent number: 10336477
    Abstract: A semi-automated system (100) suitable for use in a hospital setting for filling patient-specific liquid medication prescriptions from balk medicine containers (104) into oral syringes (S) for administration on a just-in-time basis. The system enables hospital pharmacists to simplify and streamline their task, increasing the number of prescriptions mat can be filled in a day, improving patient safety and care by minimizing medication errors and the consequences that ensue. The present invention also includes a novel adapter cap for use in interfacing between bulk medicine containers (104) and syringes (S) having a Luer-lock fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Nicholas J. Perazzo, Robert A. Rosen, John G. Grosskopf, Jr., Mark Bennett, John M. Chopper
  • Patent number: 10279939
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming, by means of expansion, plastic preforms into plastic containers in a hollow mold and for filling a substantially liquid product or at least a liquid or solid component of the product into the plastic containers in the hollow mold. The product is filled into the plastic containers while the respective plastic container has inserted therein, at least partially, a stretching rod or a filler neck, and the insertion depth of the stretching rod or of the filler neck is, at the end of the filling process, adjusted such that the volume displaced in the product by the stretching rod or the filler neck corresponds to a predetermined desired ullage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Bernhard Domeier
  • Patent number: 10260432
    Abstract: Provided is a dual-fuel engine control system including: a sensing unit for generating sensing information by sensing a parameter related to a dual-fuel engine; a main control unit for generating a control signal for controlling a micro-pilot injection value and a gas fuel inlet valve by analyzing a state of the dual-fuel engine on the basis of the sensing information; an EFI control unit for controlling the micro-pilot injection value and the gas fuel inlet valve on the basis of the control signal; and a deep learning unit for analyzing a state of the dual-fuel engine on the basis of the control signal transferred from the main control unit and the sensing information transferred to the main control unit at a time point of generating the control signal, and transferring an analysis result to the main control unit and the EFI control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samwoo Immersion Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kyoung Suk Kim
  • Patent number: 10232331
    Abstract: A system for receiving a single-use vessel containing a mixing device has a support structure adapted to receive the single-use vessel and a drive-unit adapted to power, to control, or to power and control a mixing of contents of the single-use vessel when the single-use vessel is arranged in the support structure. The support structure and the drive-unit are provided as separate components that may be arranged both in an operating position, where the drive-unit is connectable to the mixing device of the single-use bag in the support structure, and in a separated position, where the drive-unit is separated from the support structure. The drive-unit comprises a tag reader that, in the operating position, is arranged to read a vessel tag of the single-use vessel arranged in the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH
    Inventors: Lars Boettcher, Jonathan E. Cutting, Sharon D. West, Martin Oschwald
  • Patent number: 10029429
    Abstract: An apparatus for sealing and/or inflating objects, in particular vehicle tires, having a housing (1) in which a gas pressure source, in particular a compressed air source, is accommodated, and having a container with sealant which can be coupled to the housing via coupling means (18,20) provided at the container, on the one hand, and at the housing, on the other hand, to establish a state of use,—wherein at least two different coupling means (9,10) are provided at the housing for reducing the manufacturing costs which are each configured in order to cooperate with corresponding coupling means (18, 20) of one of at least two types of containers which differ from one another with respect to the design of their coupling means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Arnold Eckhardt, Klaus Lowitz
  • Patent number: 10005014
    Abstract: An additive carrier for a spin-on filter is provided. The additive carrier is positioned at an upstream side of the filter and includes a basket defining an annular body. The annular body includes a concentric opening extending therethrough, a circumferentially extending recess configured to receive and store an additive material and a plurality of flanges extending radially within the recess, the flanges spaced apart in a circumferential direction of the recess to form a plurality of sub-recesses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Fram Group IP LLC
    Inventors: Donald W. Baldwin, Jr., Christopher Montelauro
  • Patent number: 9988258
    Abstract: Provided is a tube fitment used in a fitment valve assembly having a vertical cylindrical housing and a horizontal cylindrical channel connected to each other in a T-shape, the vertical housing having a top section, a middle section, and a lower section, the top section of the housing having a front wall and a partially open back wall, where the opening is the locus for connecting a spout valve assembly; the horizontal cylindrical channel having a first opening at the first end proximate to the joint of the T-shaped tube fitment and at the top of the horizontal cylindrical channel; having an activator pin and an O-ring situated in the second section of the vertical cylindrical housing that is narrower that said first section of said vertical cylindrical housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: LIQUI-BOX CORPORATION
    Inventor: James W. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9943464
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for using a medical syringe, in which method the medical syringe comprises a cylinder part with retaining lugs or a retaining flange and a needle, and a plunger part which is movable within the cylinder part by moving the plunger rod extending outside the cylinder part with respect to the cylinder part, and the method comprising moving the plunger part with respect to the cylinder part by at least one industrial robot either outwards for drawing liquid into the medical syringe or inwards for injecting the liquid out of the medical syringe. In the method according to the invention, the plunger part is gripped with a gripper configured to prevent the plunger part from turning with respect to the gripper. The invention also relates to an apparatus for using a medical syringe, and a method and an apparatus for dissolving a pharmaceutical substance in a liquid by utilizing the method according to the invention for using a medical syringe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Newlcon Oy
    Inventors: Ossi Parviainen, Juha Laaksonen
  • Patent number: 9944027
    Abstract: A container for sealant liquid to repair an inflatable article, preferably pneumatic, comprises a shell defining an inner volume for a sealant liquid, an inlet port for introduction of a gas under pressure into the inner volume, an outlet port for injection of the sealant liquid after pressurisation of the inlet port, a closure unit configurable between a closed position, in which the sealant liquid is held in the inner volume and an open position reached after pressurisation of the inlet port, in which the inlet port and the outlet port are connected by means of the inner volume. In particular, the inlet port and the outlet port are on opposing sides with respect to the inner volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Tek Global S.R.L.
    Inventor: Maurizio Marini
  • Patent number: 9809443
    Abstract: A multi-station liquid mixing and dispensing apparatus. The apparatus includes a housing that defines a first pocket for supporting a first container, a second pocket for supporting a second container, and a third pocket disposed vertically above at least one of the first pocket and the second pocket. The apparatus also includes a first door pivotably coupled to the housing and enclosing the first pocket, and a second door pivotably coupled to the housing and enclosing the second pocket. The apparatus also includes a valve coupled to the housing to control flow of chemical concentrate to at least one of the first container and the second container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael H. Bertucci, Curtis H. Hubmann, Christopher F. Lang, Steven E. Schiller
  • Patent number: 9693932
    Abstract: A method of making a pharmaceutical compounding system having automated micro-dosing capability, the method comprising identifying a technology that can facilitate controlled and automated dispensation of material, such that the dispensation does not necessitate augmentation of material by mass or volume to aid with measurement or manipulation in order to achieve a level of dispensing precision that can be medically acceptable for at least some drug substances; and adapting the technology for prescription-specific operability for producing customized drug products, the adapting comprising configuring the technology for production of pills in prescribed numbers with prescribed drugs at prescribed doses via distinct runs for respective patients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Tailorpill Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Mimnaugh Alfano
  • Patent number: 9649608
    Abstract: A novel canister storage system, mixing system, canister assembly, dispensing system, and tracking system. In one or more embodiments, the systems are used for storing, mixing and dispensing fluids. In one application, the fluid includes one or more paint toners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: X-Pert Paint Mixing Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Santrach, Bruce Funk, Barry Hines, Christopher Herman
  • Patent number: 9597881
    Abstract: Example ink tank parts are disclosed in examples herein. An example apparatus includes a container defining an internal volume including an aperture to provide access to the internal volume; a cap to be coupled to the container via a snap fit connection; a projection on a first one of the container and the cap; and a channel defined by a second one the container and the cap, when the cap is coupled to the container, the projection is disposed within the channel to limit rotational movement of the cap with respect to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Segi Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 9567118
    Abstract: An embodiment method includes coupling a first/second flow mouth of a main/secondary valve structure to a first/second compartment containing a selected base liquid/a selected combination substance, and transferring the first/second volume of the selected base liquid/selected combination substance from the first/second compartment via the main/secondary valve structure and a dosing valve to a bottle disposed in a bottling station. After the transferring the first and second volumes to the bottle, the method includes moving the bottle to a mixing station and mixing a content of the bottle to form the fluid mixture, closing the bottle in a closing station, sealing the bottle in a sealing station, and dispensing the bottle to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Ana Lúcia Schmidt Lourenço Rodrigues
    Inventor: Ana Lúcia Schmidt Lourenço Rodrigues
  • Patent number: 9435818
    Abstract: Sample transport systems are described that move a sample carrier from one station to a next station in a sample processing systems. The systems include: a translating member; two or more sample carrier retaining devices attached to the translating member, wherein each of the two or more sample carrier retaining devices can include a retainer portion to temporarily retain one or more sample carriers; and a movement mechanism to move the translating member and the attached sample carrier retaining devices between a first position and a second position; wherein the sample carrier retaining devices are controlled and moved simultaneously to retain a sample carrier when the translating member reaches the first position and to release a sample carrier when the translating member reaches the second position to successively advance sample carriers in the sample processing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Hematology, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. McKeen, Eric D. Yeaton, James L. Dowling
  • Patent number: 9392809
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing frozen confectionery products is provided, the apparatus comprising: means for supplying a frozen confection to the inlets of a nozzle; the nozzle comprising a chamber and an extrusion plate, wherein the extrusion plate defines one or more apertures; the apertures having a width of from 1 to 5 mm and a length of at least 10 mm; means for moving the nozzle in the opposite direction to the direction of extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: CONOPCO, INC.
    Inventors: Gary Norman Binley, Zhimin Shao
  • Patent number: 9333715
    Abstract: Cap unit provided with: cap body (7) having first-flow-channel (5) for feeding compressed air from compressor (3) into bottle container (4) and second-flow-channel (6) for sequentially providing puncture repair liquid (T) and compressed air from the bottle container; and first and second closing plugs (8A, 8B) independent from one another and closing both flow channels. Cap body (7) includes boss portion (11) on which is disposed first-closing-plug securing portion (11A) permitting elastic fitting of first-closing-plug disposed. Upper opening portion (5a) of first-flow-channel opens further inward than the first-closing-plug securing portion, and the upper opening portion of second-flow-channel opens further outward than the first-closing-plug securing portion. Second-closing-plug can be moved by hand and opens second-flow-channel by means of said movement. This reduces precision requirements when fitting a cap unit while ensuring the opening and closing of a first and second path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Tsutomu Kono
  • Patent number: 9333286
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to medical tubing installation detection. In certain aspects, a method is performed by a data processing apparatus. The method includes detecting that a tube is incorrectly installed on a drug delivery device by providing an instruction for a motor of the drug delivery device to pump a drug and receiving, after a period of time has passed since providing the instruction for the motor of the drug delivery device to pump the drug, a signal from a fluid detector connected to the tube, the signal indicating an absence of fluid in the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Nigel Wright, Samuel Ernest Magargi, III, Jeremy Thomas Harbaugh, Michael John Zang, Regis Joseph Winniewicz, Jr., Joseph Stephen Beri, Douglas Mark Zatezalo, Tom Monahan, Ronald Robert Fox
  • Patent number: 9242042
    Abstract: A first drug delivery system includes first and second drug-container holders and first and second pump assemblies. The first (second) holder is adapted to receive a first (second) drug container having a first (a different second) dimensioned shape but not a second (first) drug container having a different second (a first) dimensioned shape. A second drug delivery system includes first and second bar code scanners, first and second drug-container holders, and first and second pump assemblies. The first (second) holder is adapted to receive a first (second) drug container having a dimensioned shape and to orient a positioned first (second) bar code of the first (second) drug container to face the first (second) bar code scanner because of the dimensioned shape. In one application, the first drug is a sedative drug, the second drug is an analgesic drug, and the drugs are used during a conscious sedation medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
    Inventors: James F. Martin, Paul J. Niklewski
  • Patent number: 9199210
    Abstract: An automatic dye-meter (1) is described, composed of at least one first compartment (3) for stocking and storing a plurality of bottles (5) containing the dyeing components, each one of such bottles (5) being equipped with at least one plug equipped with pumping means for such component, such bottles (5) being arranged inside such first compartment (3) according to a known order, at least one second compartment (7) for batching such components from such bottles (5) to obtain a final dyeing compound inside at least one mixing container (9) arranged inside such second compartment (7), handling means (11) adapted to take at least one of such bottles (5) from such first compartment (3), transport such bottle (5) from such first compartment (3) to such second compartment (7), incline such bottle (5), actuate such pumping means to allow pouring and batching such component inside such mixing container (9), and take back such bottle (5) inside such first compartment (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Stan Engineering Corp. S.R.L.
    Inventor: Alessandro Sacchet
  • Patent number: 9145884
    Abstract: Device to deliver fluid products, using a plurality of canisters, each containing a predetermined fluid, and connected to an associated delivery unit. The device has a rotating support, on which the plurality of canisters and the delivery units are mounted, able to position at different moments of time and according to one or more predetermined sequences, one or more desired and selected delivery units in a corresponding delivery position, in order to deliver predetermined quantities of fluid in an exit container so as to obtain a final product with a desired final composition and/or formula. The device further has a way for mixing the fluids contained in the canisters and a movement member, for moving the mixing mechanism. The movement member includes a mixing cam element, substantially circular, concentric to said rotating support and rotatable with respect to it, in at least a reciprocal condition of release between the rotating support and said mixing cam element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: CPS COLOR EQUIPMENT SPA CON UNICO SOCIO
    Inventors: Giuliano Solera, Daniele Dall'Olio, Leopoldo Mazzalveri
  • Patent number: 9072308
    Abstract: A utensil for layering liquids comprising, a stem mechanically coupled to a diffusion ball. The stem further comprises a liquid channel. The utensil is formed such that a user pour layered drinks without the user's hands obstructing the user's view of the diffusion ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Inventor: Daniel Raymond Dembny
  • Patent number: 8944118
    Abstract: A pressure filling system for filling aerosol cans with liquid includes an enclosure including a top wall, a bottom wall, and side walls which form a filling chamber. An air operated pump is positioned within the filling chamber. A liquid supply tube extends into the chamber and into the pump. A pressurized air supply tube extends into the chamber and into the pump. A pressurized supply outlet tube which extends from the pump to a filling head in the filling chamber. An air purge tube is connected to the filling head to purge excess air from the liquid. A lifting mechanism lifts an aerosol can into engagement with the filling head for receiving pressurized liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Inventor: Raffi Nalbandian
  • Patent number: 8905088
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of manufacturing and distributing a cleaning solution for use in a vehicle washing facility. The method includes receiving pre-measured raw chemical material at a distributor's facility, diluting the pre-measured raw chemical material using a mixing apparatus at the distributor's facility to form a cleaning solution, packaging at least a portion of the cleaning solution into containers at the distributor's facility, and delivering at least one of the containers from the distributor's facility directly to the vehicle washing facility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: R. Lewis Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: William Lewis, John G. Lenhart
  • Patent number: 8844245
    Abstract: A method for packaging a beverage comprising particulates in a liquid, the method comprising dispensing a first portion of the beverage from a first source into containers, wherein the first portion of the beverage comprises at least a majority of the particulates and a first portion of the liquid, dispensing from a counterpressure filler a second portion of the beverage from a second source into the containers, wherein the second portion of the beverage comprises a second portion of the liquid, and sealing the containers to form packaged beverages. An apparatus for packaging a beverage comprising particulates in a liquid. A method for packaging, in sequence, a first beverage comprising particulates in a liquid and a second beverage comprising a carbonated beverage. A method for packaging a beverage comprising a dairy component and a liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Hubertus U. Schubert, F. Fred Sadeghi, Alain Verbeke
  • Publication number: 20140246122
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container (1) for preparing of a nutritional composition from a powdered or concentrated liquid nutritional formula base, the container (1) comprising: —liquid inlet means (6) designed to be supplied with liquid from liquid dispensing means (20), —an adaptor (4) being provided with engagement means (2) for connecting the container (1) to matching engagement means (20a) of the liquid dispensing means (20), and —a flexible wall portion (31), connected to the liquid inlet means (6) and at least partially defining a compartment (3) for containing a predefined amount of powdered or concentrated liquid nutritional formula base (5) for the preparation of the nutritional composition (5a) upon hydration with the supplied liquid, wherein the flexible wall portion (31) is expandable in a manner that the volume of the compartment increases from a retracted position to an expanded position allowing a sufficient volume of liquid to be supplied into the compartment (3) through said liquid
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Yann Epars, Alain Meier
  • Patent number: 8770094
    Abstract: A beverage preparation machine (1) has a fluid circuit (3-10c) that comprises a liquid flavoring arrangement (9a, 3, 4, 5) for circulating a liquid, such as water, through a flavoring ingredient (2, 2?) to flavor this liquid and for dispensing this flavored liquid to a user-receptacle (100). The fluid circuit further comprises a dilution arrangement (9b, 9?, 9?) for mixing the liquid unflavored with the flavored liquid upon flavoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Blaise Rithener, Christian Jarisch, Antoine Cahen, Alain Jaccard
  • Publication number: 20140174600
    Abstract: A coinfusion apparatus including a coinfusion operation section; a coinfusion processing room; a supply section; and a transfusion bag retention section. The coinfusion operation section consists of first and second robot arms. The first robot arm retains a medical agent container. The second robot arm performs an operation to insert a syringe needle of a syringe to a mouth section of the medical agent container and an operation to insert the syringe needle of the syringe to a coinfusion mouth of the transfusion bag. The coinfusion processing room holds the coinfusion operation section. The supply section supplies the medical agent container and the syringe into the coinfusion processing room. The transfusion bag retention section retains the transfusion bag at the outer side of the coinfusion processing room and positions the coinfusion mouth of the transfusion bag at the coinfusion communication mouth formed in the coinfusion processing room.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: YUYAMA MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Koike, Akifumi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 8752594
    Abstract: A custom color paint or stain tinting system employs at least one light-colored non-infrared-absorptive base paint or stain packaged in a point-of-sale container and an array of colorants including an infrared-absorptive black liquid colorant, a non-infrared-absorptive black liquid colorant, and one or more additional liquid colorants made with non-infrared-absorptive pigments. The infrared-absorptive black liquid colorant or non-infrared-absorptive black liquid colorant may respectively be used to make custom-tinted interior or exterior paints and stains.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew S. Gebhard, Sanford Lee Hertz
  • Patent number: 8746291
    Abstract: A custom color paint or stain tinting system employs a dark-colored non-infrared-absorptive liquid base paint or stain and a point-of-sale array of concentrated liquid colorants which when dispensed into the base paint or stain provide custom-tinted non-infrared-absorptive paints or stains in lightened shades and a variety of tints. Dark custom-tinted paints or stains are tinted lighter from a dark-colored base, not darker from a white or light colored base as is done in conventional point-of-sale systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Valspar Sourcing, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanford Lee Hertz, Matthew S. Gebhard
  • Patent number: 8726948
    Abstract: A drink layering portion machine reliably creates undisturbed air bubble free multiple drink layers. The portion machine includes a flat bottom hollow structure, a top with a pouring cup that is shaped as a bowl having a hemispherical or semi-circular basin and having a central aperture at its bottom base. A thin rod, preferably textured, passes through the aperture with a small clearance. A second aperture displaced from the first aperture supports the thin rod providing wobble free movement. The bottom end of the thin rod carries a float, preferably textured. The drink layering portion machine is placed with a hollow structure encircling or hovering over a glass and stabilizing it from tilting. The float rests on the liquor in the interior of the glass as liquor is poured into the pouring cup. The liquor runs down at a slow volumetric rate through the small clearance, down the thin rod, over the float external surface into the glass forming layered undisturbed drink free from air bubble entrapment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventors: Christopher C. Haramis, Matthew N. Haramis
  • Patent number: 8701722
    Abstract: The invention relates to a production installation for filling bottles or similar containers with products in the form of a liquid filling material. The installation includes a device for providing a product, a filling machine connected to the device by at least one product line for filling the container with the product, and at least one buffer store connected to the product line and forming a storage space for the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventor: Ludwig Clüsserath
  • Patent number: 8646493
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for changeover of containers of a highly soluble substance in a continuous flow process, fluid is flowed through a container of the substance to generate a solution until the substance is depleted and the concentration of the solution starts to drop. The solution from the first container is then directed through a second container containing a charge of the substance to maintain a saturated solution. When the first container is fully exhausted, the flow of fluid is switched to isolate the first container and to flow the fluid directly into the second container whereupon the first container can be safely removed. The arrangement is operated as a lead lag system with solution flowing through the containers at or close to plug flow to minimize mixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2014
    Assignee: EnviroTower Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Tyler Bell, Steven Lloyd Siverns
  • Publication number: 20130336726
    Abstract: A filling apparatus for a grouting system. The filling apparatus comprises a first fill tube and a second fill tube. The first fill tube is discrete from the second fill tube. The first fill tube is disposed for transporting resin mastic and the second fill tube is disposed for transporting initiator. A portion of the first fill tube has an inlet opening through which an injection quill extends interiorly and downwardly through the first fill tube. The injection quill is disposed for transporting inhibitor. This disclosure also relates to a method for adjusting gel time of a grouting system used for anchoring a reinforcing member in an opening, a grouting system for anchoring a reinforcing member in an opening, and a method for anchoring a reinforcing member in a mine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: DSI UNDERGROUND SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Roy Carlton JONES, Phillip Edwin GRAMLICH, JR.
  • Patent number: 8584714
    Abstract: A dispensing system for granular materials, in particular agricultural products, capable of dispensing multiple products that comprises a control means for entering a product formula, hoppers that contain material for formulating the product each having a dispensing means controlled by the control means, material is fed from each hopper through a tube and fed into a housing having a rotatable structure that allows the material to be dispensed into a receptacle connected to a weighing means and weighed and feedback means connected to the weighing means and to the control means feeds weight information to the control means which adjusts the dispensing of the material from each of the hoppers as necessary to accurately formulate a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: E I du Pont de Nemours and Company
    Inventor: Lawrence Doka Gaultney
  • Patent number: 8561653
    Abstract: Volumetric enclosure(s) provide methods and/or apparatus for teaching, generating and deriving supply chain efficiency improvement. Prime Manifold Enclosure(s) methods and/or apparatus provide for deriving and generating efficiency by volumetric displacement and volumetric replacement of dissimilar material(s) and volumetric displacement and volumetric replacement of material having dissimilar origin. Apparatus for generating matrix patterns comprising fluent material manifold(s) cooperatively structured for creating integrated composite communication flow matrix pathways are disclosed. Supply chain efficiency advantages are conferred in part by encroachment across distinct disciplines of manufacture/care, by the interposition of prime manifold enclosure(s) between distinct disciplines previously un-traversed and volumetric displacement and volumetric replacement of dissimilar materials deriving from dissimilar origins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2013
    Assignee: Medindica-Pak, Inc.
    Inventor: Jack W. Romano