Plural Materials, Material Supplies Or Charges In A Receiver Patents (Class 141/100)
  • 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
    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
    Inventor: James W. Johnson
  • 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: 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: 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
    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
    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
    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
  • Patent number: 8528605
    Abstract: A method of producing a coating composition in an in-store tinting machine comprising the steps of selecting a base paint, adding at least one additive to the base paint, adding at least one colorant to the base paint, the at least one colorant being selected from a range of colorants in the in-store tinting machine, mixing the base paint, the at least one colorant, and the at least one additive so as to produce a coating composition, in which the additive is not a base paint or a colorant from the range of colorants in the in-store tinting machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: Imperial Chemical Industries Limited
    Inventor: Martin James Smith
  • Patent number: 8505591
    Abstract: Apparatus for inserting air and/or sealant into a tire, comprising a container for the sealant having inlet and outlet connected or connectable to a hose whose other end is connectable to a tire to be filled, and means for generating pressure connectable via a switching valve selectably with the inlet of the container or with a hose, of which the other end is connectable to a tire to be filled. The same hose is provided for connecting the means for generating pressure to the tire to be filled and for connecting the outlet of the container and the tire to be filled. The switching valve is configured for providing either a direct fluid connection between the means for generating pressure and the hose or a fluid connection between the means for generating pressure and the inlet of the container and between the outlet of the container and the hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries Limited
    Inventor: Arnold Eckhardt
  • Publication number: 20130171320
    Abstract: A water dispensing device comprises water dispensing means for dispensing water into a serving container. The device furthermore comprises a control unit which is connected with the water dispensing means to control a water dispensing cycle in which a predetermined amount of water is dispensed in the serving container. The control unit is programmed such that the water dispensing cycle includes at least two stages which are separated by an intermediate time period in which no water is dispensed in the serving container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Inventors: Michiel Olivier Scholvinck, Edouard Sterngold
  • Patent number: 8459311
    Abstract: A storage and dispensing system for viscous fluids using a single aerosol container having a multi-valve body wherein the valves are activated by a single actuator and viscous materials are kept separate until used. The system may use multiple collapsible bags, a barrier liner, a dip tube, and an omnidirectional valve. Novel mounting cups lacking conventional central pedestal portions are disclosed. New domes for containers are disclosed which eliminate the need for mounting cups. New static mixing devices are disclosed. The devices are made up of static mixing components and static dispensing components. New filling machines for aerosol containers are disclosed. The filling machines contain a plurality of conduits for the separate viscous materials. Filling heads having nozzles depress the actuators of the containers and fill the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: Ronald D. Green
  • Patent number: 8424572
    Abstract: A method for controlling an amount of material transferred in a system having a plurality of material feeds and concurrent material transfer periods. The method comprising steps of: supplying each of a primary material having a target weight and a secondary material, to a receiving vessel; determining a decision threshold; feeding the primary material to the receiving vessel, feeding the secondary material into the receiving vessel as or after the primary material begins feeding and before the decision threshold, determining a feed status of the primary and secondary materials at the decision threshold; changing the feed status of one of the primary or secondary materials at the decision threshold; and feeding only the primary material within a feed alone time period until the target weight amount is fed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Chunsheng C Fu
  • Patent number: 8415562
    Abstract: An air seal device having a housing with a passageway, a core body that is configured to fit tightly within the passageway to restrict air flow through the passageway and to seal the interface between the core body and the housing, and a top ring that locks to the housing and engages and compresses the core body within the housing. The core body has a slit extending vertically therethrough that allows an elongated member or members to pass through the core body while providing an airtight interface between the member or members and the slit of the core body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Tate Access Floors Leasing, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Curtin, William W. Reynolds, Daniel B. Kennedy
  • Patent number: 8381778
    Abstract: Method for charging an aerosol container with fluid, comprising:—providing an aerosol container (1) having a reservoir (2) comprising a product, for example a foodproduct, and having product discharge means (1a);—gradually supplying fluid to the reservoir of the container (1) via the discharge means (1a) thereof; and—applying a mixing movement to the container (1), preferably during the supplying of the fluid, to mix the fluid and product at least partly with each other, wherein the mixing movement is such that at least a first virtual point (P1, P2) of a virtual center line (Z) of the container reservoir (2) follows an endless path around a respective virtual axis. Embodiments of the invention also provide a cleaning method and a dummy container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2013
    Assignee: Friesland Brands B.V.
    Inventor: Hubertus Maria Roland Van Melick
  • Publication number: 20130029856
    Abstract: Material transfer/interrogation devices (e.g. liquid handling workstations) have been designed in the past for transferring material from a source to a destination location or for interrogating a material at a location, where the locations remain fixed. The invention provides methods and apparatuses for transferring or interrogating materials by one or more carrier devices to one or more receiving devices, where the carrier and receiving devices move independently and simultaneously on multiple axes. In some embodiments, one or more of the carrier and receiving devices can move along an X, Z, Y, and Theta axis, which allows the source and destination locations to rotate and translate relative to each other. Due to this rotation and translation, containers can be positioned to minimize the distance traveled between a pick location from the source and a place location on the destination, greatly increasing the speed at which material transfer can occur.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: BioNex Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Reed Kelso, Benjamin Shah, Tony Lima, Eric Rollins, David K. Matsumoto, Mark Sibenac
  • Publication number: 20130014857
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an injecting device for filling a holder with separated liquid layers. The device comprises at least two containers for holding different liquids, an injector for filling a holder with separated liquid layers and moving means for setting the distance between the holder and the injector. The invention also comprises a method for filling a holder with separated liquid layers. The method comprises the steps of placing a holder with bottom, disposing inside the holder, and at a predetermined distance from the bottom of the holder, a feed conduit with an outflow opening for dispensing liquid, and allowing different liquids to flow sequentially out of the feed conduit, wherein the distance between the outflow opening and the bottom is maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Diederik Jasper Kinds, Fedde Martijn Poppenk, Philip Markus Van Meer
  • Publication number: 20120312418
    Abstract: The invention relates to an installation for packaging a gaseous NO/N2 mixture into at least one container comprising a source (1) of gaseous NO, a source (2) of gaseous nitrogen, at least one filling system (3) comprising one or more filling stations (24) for gas containers (25), a first gas line (11) fluidically connecting the source (1) of gaseous NO to the filling system (3), and a second gas line (12) fluidically connecting the source (2) of gaseous nitrogen to the filling system (3). The first gas line (11) and the second gas line (12) each comprise a mass flow meter (4, 5), each mass flow meter (4, 5) being connected (14, 15) to a control device (6) collaborating with each mass flow meter (4, 5).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventors: Philippe DECK, Luca VALSASINA, Wilfried LEGERON
  • Patent number: 8316896
    Abstract: A filling device, enabling simultaneous filling with at least two granular materials, without mixing them, includes an inner hopper supplying a first type of material and an outer hopper supplying a second type of material, and a dispenser arranged downstream from the hoppers. The dispenser includes a central passageway arranged directly opposite the inner hopper, and a deflecting mechanism towards the exterior of the dispenser arranged directly opposite the outer hopper. The deflecting mechanism at least partially borders the central passageway. The dispenser is capable of rotating about a longitudinal axis, the direction of which is the mean direction of flow, in which the dispenser includes a central shaft including an upper end opposite the inner hopper forming a deflecting surface for the first type of material coming from the inner hopper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique
    Inventors: Pascal Revirand, Luc Federzoni
  • Publication number: 20120285582
    Abstract: The invention relates to a paint mixing machine comprising a body (1), a plurality of containers (3) fixed with respect to the body and containing a pigment paste to be dosed into a paint pot (2), for each container, dosing equipment fixed with respect to the body for dosing paste contained in each container into the paint pot via nozzles (4) of the dosing equipment, and means for using the dosing equipment, wherein a robot (6) is arranged beneath the dosing nozzles (4) for moving the paint pot (2) along the robot's freely selected paths in a space coordinates system at least in relation to a currently selected dosing nozzle (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: November 15, 2012
    Inventor: Pentii Airaksinen
  • Patent number: 8307863
    Abstract: Recovery of dehydrogenation product must be done separately from supply of hydrogen fuel. However, there is a problem that it takes much time when dehydrogenation product recovery and fuel filling are done separately. A fuel filling/waste solution recovery apparatus includes measuring means to measure a volume of supplied fuel and a volume of recovered waste solution by measuring flow rates of solutions passing through a fuel filling nozzle and a recovery nozzle or piping, and a display which shows the volume of supplied fuel and the volume of recovered waste solution which are measured by the measuring means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masafumi Noujima, Takeyuki Itabashi, Takao Ishikawa, Hiroshi Kanemoto, Shinji Yamada
  • Patent number: 8302636
    Abstract: Provided is a tire sealant liquid container that accommodates a tire sealant liquid, and that includes on the lower side: an air supply hose guiding therein a compressed air outputted by a compressor; and a tire sealant liquid injection hose guiding the tire sealant liquid into a tire. Part of the outer surface of a container body is provided with a holder so that the air supply hose can be arranged to partially pass above a liquid level (7a) of the tire sealant liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takumi Sekiguchi
  • Patent number: 8302639
    Abstract: A portable blending system that blends cleaner burning additives such as ethanol with unblended gasoline. Its portability enables locating the system at a user's site thereby enabling fuel blending at selected locations. The portable blending system includes a modular platform having a skid base that includes at least two longitudinally extending channels sized to accommodate a fork lift truck's forks, at least one feedpipe releasably attached to a user's storage tank that stores a selected liquid component such as ethanol or biodiesel, a loading arm assembly for transferring the selected liquid component to a tanker truck that stores a second liquid component such as a base gasoline, and electrical means having at least one conduit that connects the blending system to an external power source. The blending system can also includes a programmable logic controller, a vapor recovery adapter and an overfill monitor and overfill alarm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Roy W. Jorgensen