Movable Supply Or Head Patents (Class 141/352)
  • Patent number: 11008208
    Abstract: A spout for a refill container having an outlet opening for communicating with an interior volume, a lid for sealing the outlet opening against a fluid located therein, wherein the lid is removable relative to the base part for unsealing the outlet opening, a nozzle for being inserted into an inlet opening of a bottle, wherein the nozzle is relative moveable to the base part between a closing position, and a pouring position, where the nozzle is positioned close to the base part, a flexible element, connected to the base part and the nozzle for providing a fluid connection of the nozzle with the outlet opening of the base part and a pusher removable relative to the base part by means of the nozzle, wherein the pusher pushes the lid away from the outlet opening in the pouring position of the nozzle for unsealing the outlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: KAO GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Shuhei Matsumoto, Frank Zeiter
  • Patent number: 9671045
    Abstract: An air hose supporting apparatus comprising a housing having a pair of sidewalls, a first end, a second end, a top surface and an air hose workstation surface engaging base located distal the top surface of the housing, an elongated air hose receptacle extending through the housing with the elongated air hose receptacle having an open end, a closed end, and an air hose supporting sidewall tapering from the open end to the closed end, and a means for maintaining the base to the air hose workstation surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: David Huebl
  • Patent number: 9651197
    Abstract: A disposable cartridge for holding compressed medical gas includes a substantially cylindrical canister. The canister is delivered by an elongate cylindrical body that is tapered to a reduced diameter end portion having a discharge port or opening formed therein. The discharge port is covered by a pierceable tip that seals the canister to hold compressed medical gas with an interior chamber of the canister. The tip is selectively punctured to discharge the medical gas through the opening for use in a medical procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventors: Frank Levy, Kimberley Levy
  • Patent number: 8881775
    Abstract: The present invention teaches a refill bottle adapted to repeated receive and dispense liquid such as perfume. The refill bottle comprises a bottle having a bottom portion and an upper portion, an opening provided in the upper portion wherein the opening is adapted to be covered, and a refill mechanism provided in the bottom portion. The liquid is received through the refill mechanism from a regular bottle preferably provided with a spraying mechanism and its dispensed through the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Beauty Union Global Limited
    Inventor: Carmit Turgeman
  • Patent number: 8875944
    Abstract: A beverage dispenser is proposed which includes a soft raw water container and which makes it possible to spontaneously use up drinking water in the container. A water passage tube (12) of a container connecting portion (10) includes a tubular partitioning wall (13) dividing the interior of the water passage tube (12) into a water passage (14) communicating with a water passage hole (14a), and an air passage (15) communicating with the water passage (14) through a small air passage hole (15a). A water passage pipe (16) is connected to the water passage (14). The water passage tube (12) has a base portion (12a) formed with an opening (15b) communicating with the air passage (15). An air passage pipe (17) is connected to the opening (15b) and hangs vertically downwardly into a low-temperature tank (2). An on-off valve (19b) is provided at the free end of the air passage pipe (17) which is adapted to open when the water level in the low-temperature tank (2) lowers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Cosmo Life
    Inventors: Nana Shiotani, Masaru Shiotani
  • Patent number: 8800612
    Abstract: A container is provided that is used as a container permitting easy transfer into another container without spilling of contents at the time of work of refilling. The present invention relates to a container that is fitted in a container body of tubular shape having an open end, a bottom part and a side wall and that transfers contents into a preservation container. This container has: a funnel component (201) provided with a funnel (220) whose diameter decreases from a larger opening side toward a smaller opening side and provided with a plurality of ribs (228) that extend radially from the center of an opening part (222) on the smaller opening side of the funnel (220) so as to bridge a part with another part of the inner surface of the opening part (222) on the smaller opening side; and a container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Saito, Noriyuki Sasaki, Masashi Goto, Takashi Terayama, Daiji Takeuchi, Toyoaki Naito
  • Patent number: 8631842
    Abstract: Novel water balloon filling devices and tying fixtures are disclosed herein. Preferred filling devices are configured to attach to a water spigot or hose and include a spring valve that is protected from internal water flow. Preferred tying fixtures can include two prongs having diverging end sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Inventors: Cristian Dancescu, Diane Ciot
  • Patent number: 8539994
    Abstract: An apparatus and system for transferring a liquid, such as a liquid anesthetic, from a reservoir to a machine while minimizing the release of the liquid to the surrounding environment. The apparatus can include a frame member defining a frame passage extending from a first end of the frame member to a second end of the frame member and a nozzle connected to the frame member. The nozzle can be moveable between a first position and a second position relative to the frame member, and can define a plug member configured to block the second end of the frame passage when the nozzle is in the first position. The apparatus can further include a biasing member connected to the frame member and the nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Piramal Critical Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Cuzydlo
  • Patent number: 8465986
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosed technology comprise a chamber adapted for placement therein of a tablet, when a spring-loaded plunger is in a resting position. In this manner, a tablet, such as one formed of a sheet of absorbent material (e.g., made from bamboo or rayon) and pressed into the tablet form, may be evenly doused with a liquid such as water or soapy water without spillage or substantial (more than a few drops) spillage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: EZ WYP, Inc.
    Inventor: Elmar Polatov
  • Patent number: 8464766
    Abstract: Cylinder mounting mechanism is provided in a working machine for mounting thereto a cylinder case having a cassette gas cylinder accommodated therein. Mouthpiece support section is provided in the mounting mechanism for supporting a mouthpiece portion of the cassette gas cylinder in the cylinder case. Fitting recessed portion is provided in one end portion of the cylinder case and capable of receiving the mouthpiece support section, the fitting recessed portion being defined by an inner peripheral wall part of the one end portion that has a tapering wall thickness such that the surface of the wall part slants gradually outwardly toward the distal end of the fitting recessed portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoki Ito, Takayuki Sato, Tomomi Nakaya
  • Patent number: 8448676
    Abstract: A multiple sump fuel sampler with catch can that includes an upper fuel sampling and testing reservoir with integral lower catch can reservoir arranged such that a self-closing valve is placed between the upper sampling reservoir and the lower catch can. This self-closing valve can be easily opened and closed by a user to allow fuel in the upper sampling reservoir to drain down into the lower catch can reservoir. Embodiments of the invention include a means of spill-free dumping of fuel accumulated in the lower catch can reservoir via an integral no-drip pour spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Innoquest, Inc.
    Inventor: William C. Hughes
  • Patent number: 8201595
    Abstract: A spout assembly transfers fluid from a container, and comprises a basic conduit construction, and a sleeve construction. The conduit construction comprises a laterally opposed extended conduit wings. The sleeve construction has a slotted end and a winged end. The slotted end comprises laterally opposed, bifurcated slots for receiving the conduit wings. Each bifurcated slot has an abbreviated and elongated slot length. The sleeve construction receives the conduit construction such that the sleeve construction is axially and rotatably displaceable relative to the conduit construction intermediate a closed position enabled via the conduit wings and abbreviated slot lengths and an open position enabled via the conduit wing and elongated slot lengths. The winged end comprises a plurality of circumferentially-spaced, extended wings, the longitudinal termini of which provide spout assembly stop structure at a fuel inlet aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2012
    Inventor: John Trippi, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8186395
    Abstract: System for filling a tank comprising a fill pipe and a pipe head comprising an inlet valve and a moveable stopper in the head under the valve, characterized in that the valve comprises a peripheral part and a central part and in that only the peripheral part is coupled to the stopper and capable of causing the opening and/or unlocking of the latter under the pressure of a large-diameter fill nozzle, the central part being moveable with respect to this peripheral part so as to be able to swing under the action of a smaller-diameter fill nozzle, without acting on the stopper, while being connected to this same peripheral part so as to be entrained and swung with it under the pressure of a large-diameter fill nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2012
    Assignee: Inergy Automotive Systems Research (Societe Anonyme)
    Inventors: Herve Runarvot, Philippe Dubois
  • Publication number: 20120067458
    Abstract: A package system for dispensing a flowable material into a conduit of a dispensing apparatus. The package system includes a package and a connector. The package, e.g., a bag-in-box, comprises a hollow bag and a tap fitment for enabling the contents of the bag to flow out when the fitment is open. The connector includes an automatic shut off valve and is arranged to be fixedly secured to the conduit of the dispensing apparatus and releasably secured to the fitment. The valve is arranged to enable the flow of flowable material from the package into the conduit when the fitment is open, while preventing any of that material from flowing out of the conduit when the connector is disconnected from the fitment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: FRES-CO SYSTEM USA, INC.
    Inventor: Barry Pritchard
  • Patent number: 8119054
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacturing a molded product that includes a resin coating step of coating molten resin onto a forming mold having a minute uneven portion on the surface thereof, a compressing step of pressing the molten resin using the forming mold to thereby arrange the shape of the molded product, and a solidifying step of cooling and solidifying the molten resin. The resin coating step supplies the molten resin to a resin coating device including a discharge port and, while moving the resin coating device, discharges the molten resin onto the minute uneven portion of the heated forming mold from above to fill the molten resin into the minute uneven portion substantially in the same shape and thickness as those of a final shape of the molded product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Japan Steel Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Ito, Kazutoshi Yakemoto
  • Patent number: 8047155
    Abstract: A method of applying a solid to a container includes placing a portion of the container between two surfaces, at least one of the surfaces being movable relative to the other surface to define a variable space between the surfaces; and applying the solid to a selected portion of the container. In some embodiments, the solid includes a flavor enhancer, and the selected portion is proximate a rim edge of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2011
    Assignee: Lime Design, Inc.
    Inventors: Rishi I. Dean, Kyungmin Andy Lee, Holli J. McCaffery, Timothy R. McCaffery, Zachary Z. Zguris
  • Patent number: 7975882
    Abstract: A dispenser of a product in powder from, composed of: a case delimiting a housing; a reservoir removably installed in the housing, the reservoir being adapted to contain the product in powder form and having a dispensing orifice; and a device for obturating the dispensing orifice. The device has a blocking member in the form of a shutter mounted to the reservoir for movement between a position for closing the dispensing orifice and a position for opening the dispensing orifice. The housing, the reservoir and the device are constructed to enable the reservoir to be installed in the housing by a vertical linear movement and to cause automatic movement of the shutter from the position for closing to the position for opening in response to the vertical linear movement of the reservoir into the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2011
    Assignee: SEB S. A.
    Inventors: Gilles Morin, Séverine Miu
  • Patent number: 7849892
    Abstract: A discharge box capable of transporting and then dispensing a high bulk density of solid product with substantially no human intervention. The discharge box includes separable/replaceable components allowing for a low cost, low maintenance, and long-term package and includes a tamper-evidence site window, and desiccant pockets, in a lid portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Remcon Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter J. Connors, Thomas W. Wise, Kenneth Miller, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7754166
    Abstract: A disinfection apparatus is disclosed for disinfecting fluid cleaning of health care objects and the like. The disinfection apparatus includes a fluid system for supplying fluid to a chamber, an at least partially movably arranged first connecting part with an active and an inactive position, which is adjusted to a mobile object holder, which object holder is to be placed in the chamber and has a second connecting part connectable to the first connecting part. The first connecting part is movable, under the action of the pressure in the fluid system, between a position disconnected from the holder and a position connected to the active position, i.e. to the second connecting part. A fluid connectable mobile object holder is also disclosed, which is adapted to be placed in a chamber of a disinfection apparatus as stated above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Getinge Disinfection AB
    Inventor: Christer Jönsson
  • Publication number: 20100126624
    Abstract: An apparatus to fill a container includes at least one tank for a fluid product to be delivered and one filling head to deliver the fluid product to the container that is movable towards and away from the container. The apparatus further includes a connecting arrangement interposed between the tank and the filling head to supply the fluid product to the filling head. The connecting arrangement includes a ball-and-socket joint structure which includes a first tubular portion having a spherical body, a second tubular portion in the form of a spherical cavity and a tubular sealing element arranged inside the first tubular portion and the second tubular portion at a zone in which the spherical body and the spherical cavity are mutually engaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2007
    Publication date: May 27, 2010
    Applicant: SIDEL HOLDINGS & TECHNOLOGY S.A.
    Inventor: Lucio Conforti
  • Publication number: 20100078094
    Abstract: A spout assembly transfers fluid from a container, and comprises a basic conduit construction, and a sleeve construction. The conduit construction comprises a laterally opposed extended conduit wings. The sleeve construction has a slotted end and a winged end. The slotted end comprises laterally opposed, bifurcated slots for receiving the conduit wings. Each bifurcated slot has an abbreviated and elongated slot length. The sleeve construction receives the conduit construction such that the sleeve construction is axially and rotatably displaceable relative to the conduit construction intermediate a closed position enabled via the conduit wings and abbreviated slot lengths and an open position enabled via the conduit wing and elongated slot lengths. The winged end comprises a plurality of circumferentially-spaced, extended wings, the longitudinal termini of which provide spout assembly stop structure at a fuel inlet aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Inventor: John Trippi, JR.
  • Patent number: 7658213
    Abstract: A discharge valve for a bottle or other container associated with a fluid dispensing system that substantially prevents spillage of fluid composition from the container when it is withdrawn from the dispensing system is provided according to the invention. A valve body contained within the discharge valve is engaged by a hollow probe extending from the dispensing system when the container is operatively connected to the discharge system to automatically open the valve. When the container is withdrawn from the fluid dispensing system for, e.g., replacement or servicing, the probe of the dispensing system disengages the valve body, and a biasing means such as a compression spring within the valve assembly closes the valve very quickly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Anderson Chemical Company
    Inventors: Leif E. Anderson, Wolfgang F. Schiller, Danny L. Walker, Phillip A. Zuehl, James H. Alsleben, Robert Strom, Michael K. Hogan, Rodney Laible
  • Publication number: 20090260709
    Abstract: A device for transferring viscous liquids includes a flexible bulb with an oversized opening and smooth, relatively flat interior surfaces, coupled to a rigid tapered tube which has an oversized large opening that couples with the flexible bulb. The oversized openings of the flexible bulb and rigid tube make the interior surfaces of these components more easily accessible for cleaning.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2009
    Publication date: October 22, 2009
    Inventors: Timothy Corcoran Repp, Ellis N. Shamoon
  • Patent number: 7546857
    Abstract: A container insert having at least two primary pieces, wherein one of the pieces includes keying features that may be replaceable with other pieces having different keying features. A related single piece container insert includes multiple keying features formed on the interior and exterior surfaces of the container insert. A related coupling assembly includes a venting system that vents a fluid into the container after a valve in the coupling assembly, which is positioned in the container contents flow path, has been opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Richard Chadbourne, Thomas Anthony Braun, Charles Peter deCler, Brian J. Blenkush
  • Patent number: 7546856
    Abstract: An adapter is provided with a base mountable on a bottle containing a liquid anesthetic agent. A spout extending upwardly from the base is received by an inlet port of an anesthetic vaporizer having a movable valve assembly and a stationary portion, such as a radial ledge. The spout includes a stationary contact member configured to contact and open the vaporizer valve assembly when the spout is inserted into the inlet port. The adapter also includes a movable valve assembly that is contacted and opened by the stationary portion of the inlet port when the spout is inserted into the inlet port. The contact member and adapter valve assembly are arranged such that, when the spout is inserted into the inlet port, the contact member opens the vaporizer valve assembly before the stationary portion of the inlet port opens the adapter valve assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2009
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventor: David J. Chotenovsky
  • Patent number: 7467649
    Abstract: A refueling receiver includes an inlet configured to receive a nozzle. A control valve piston is connected to the inlet to allow flow from the inlet to the control valve piston. The control valve piston has an inlet side and an outlet side. An outlet is provided having an outlet fitting and a return fitting. The outlet fitting is connected to the inlet to allow flow from the inlet to the outlet fitting. A sensor is provided having an input connected to the outlet fitting, and an output connected to the return fitting to allow flow from the outlet fitting to said return fitting through the sensor. A pilot valve is in communication with the return fitting to control a pressure differential between the inlet side and the outlet side to move said control valve piston into a first position to allow flow out of the receiver, and a second position to prevent flow from leaving the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2008
    Assignee: Adel Wiggins Group
    Inventors: Matt Luntz, Thomas B. Rose
  • Patent number: 7441568
    Abstract: An adhesive liquid dispensing apparatus includes a gun manifold, a dispensing module, and a dispensing orifice. The inlet port of the gun manifold is directly coupled with a reservoir of adhesive hot melt liquid that is fixedly attached to the manifold. The contents of the reservoir are under pressure so that the adhesive hot melt liquid is dispensed from the adhesive liquid dispensing apparatus without the need for heated supply hoses to connect the inlet port of the manifold to a remote source of adhesive hot melt liquid. Preferably, the adhesive liquid dispensing system is coupled with a robot that controls the positioning of the system during an adhesive liquid dispensing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2008
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: George O. Porter, Leslie J. Varga
  • Publication number: 20080173375
    Abstract: A container for regenerating salt for a dishwasher comprises a body (1) having a spout adapted to engage an inner periphery of a mouth of a dishwasher salt tank. The spout has a gate (2) operable by a user to allow the flow of salt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Publication date: July 24, 2008
    Applicant: RECKITT BENCKISER N.V.
    Inventors: Chris Efstathios Housmekerides, Dietmar van Loyen
  • Patent number: 7389801
    Abstract: A filling system for an anesthetic evaporator allows an adapter neck (5) of a bottle adapter (1), which said adapter neck is coded in an anesthetic-specific manner, to be inserted into the filler neck of a filling device in a simple manner. A hinge (39) is provided between the adapter neck (5) and the threaded sleeve (2) of the bottle adapter (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2008
    Assignee: Drägerwerk Medical AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ahmet Türker, Sven Pasdzior, Dirk-Stefan Reichert, Ernst-Günther Scharmer, Grigory Kholtchanski
  • Patent number: 7387140
    Abstract: A system and method for quickly refilling a pressurized irritant dispenser is disclosed. In the system and method, either the dispensing nozzle or the connection between the dispensing nozzle and the valve assembly is replaced with a quick connect fitting. The quick connect fitting allows for both the quick refill of irritant and the quick attachment (and detachment) of various accessories to the pressurized irritant dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2008
    Inventor: Michael Brunn
  • Patent number: 7377296
    Abstract: A device for packaging and dispensing a product includes: a unit that can be refilled with product using a container having a dispenser member, the unit comprising: a body; an element that can be refilled with product comprising a product application surface; and, a filling valve that is attached to the body and configured to pass from a closed configuration to a filling configuration under the effect of a thrust exerted by the dispenser member, and to return to the closed configuration in the absence of the dispenser member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2008
    Assignee: L'Oreal
    Inventor: Jean-Louis Gueret
  • Publication number: 20070204932
    Abstract: Adapters are provided for establishing fluid communication between an anesthetic agent container and an anesthetic vaporizer having a fluid port. The adapter may be mountable on the vaporizer to cooperate with the spout of an anesthetic agent container or may be mountable on an anesthetic agent container to cooperate with the fluid port of an anesthetic vaporizer to provide a sealing and/or retaining relationship therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Publication date: September 6, 2007
    Inventors: Simon Freed, Richard P. Meyst, Roy T. Henderson, Raymond D. Clark
  • Patent number: 7182111
    Abstract: A nozzle inhibitor is positioned in a filler neck closure assembly between a pivotable outer door and a pivotable inner door to prevent a user from pumping unleaded fuel into a diesel fuel tank. The nozzle inhibitor blocks full insertion of a small-diameter unleaded fuel nozzle into the filler neck closure assembly yet allows full insertion of a large-diameter diesel fuel nozzle into the filler neck closure assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2007
    Assignee: Stant Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Chad A. McClung, Kevin M. Frank, Wayne O. Harris
  • Patent number: 7108022
    Abstract: Methods of providing for refueling of direct oxidation fuel cells. An electrical appliance which is powered by a fuel cell includes a fitting which provides sealed access to a fuel reservoir. A canister which contains fuel is engaged with the fitting in order to transfer fuel to the reservoir. The canisters are preferably distributed to users through conventional retail and/or on-line distribution channels. Alternatively, the fuel reservoir within the appliance is made in the form of a removable cartridge. When the cartridge is spent, a user may remove it and replace it with a new one. The fitting, canister and cartridge are preferably based on a standardized specification which enhances market adoption, user convenience and ease of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2006
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Alan J. Soucy
  • Patent number: 7086430
    Abstract: An inverted container has a generally cylindrical depending neck, with a cap 18 having an outer wall 19 which engages the neck and an internal sleeve 20 located within the neck and joined to the outer wall by a connecting wall 21. The internal sleeve 20 defines a recess for receiving the feed tube 34, and a frangible seal 28 is secured to the connecting wall of the cap to cover the recess prior to insertion of the feed tube. To prevent pieces of the seal 28 from being separated if the feed tube 34 is inserted with the seal 28 still in place the feed tube has at least one row of upwardly-projecting puncturing elements 48 which create a controlled rupture of the seal prior to penetration of the feed tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2006
    Assignee: Ebac Limited
    Inventor: Philip Andrew Walton
  • Patent number: 6921003
    Abstract: A water bottle cap includes a cap body including a sealing platform and a surrounding sealing wall extended from the sealing platform for sealedly enclosing around an opening of a water bottle, and a water dispensing arrangement including a guiding channel extended from the sealing platform of the cap body and defining a water passage, and a sealing member, which is integrally mounted at the guiding channel to sealedly close the water passage defining a breakable edge portion and a retaining edge portion. Therefore, when the water bottle is installed on the water dispenser, a spigot adapter of the water dispenser is plugged into the water passage to break the sealing member at the breakable edge portion thereof while the retaining edge portion of the sealing member is remained to attach to the guiding channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2005
    Inventor: Charles Y. Yu
  • Patent number: 6871680
    Abstract: A spill-proof pour spout for transferring fluid from a container to a vessel comprising a base having an inner sleeve extending outwardly therefrom, a conduit member located in the inner sleeve, and an outer sleeve slidingly engaging the inner sleeve. The conduit member has a fluid tube, and air tube and an end cap. The outer sleeve is in a first closed position wherein the outer sleeve contacts the end cap preventing fluid flow from the pour spout. The pour spout can only be opened by rotating the outer sleeve to a first or second indexing position. By rotating the outer sleeve either clockwise or counterclockwise relative to the inner sleeve, the outer sleeve is adapted to be slid to a first open position permitting fluid to flow at a first flow rate through the fluid tube and out of the pour spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2005
    Assignee: Midwest Can Company
    Inventor: John Trippi, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6817390
    Abstract: A system for facilitating the delivery of a liquid anesthetic agent from an anesthetic bottle to an anesthetic vaporizer. The system includes a bottle adapter, an anesthetic bottle and a filler arrangement positioned on the anesthetic vaporizer. The bottle adapter and filler arrangement each include a keyed configuration such that only the correct type of anesthetic agent can be emptied into the anesthetic vaporizer. The bottle adapter includes an adapter valve assembly that engages a filler valve assembly contained within the filler. The dimensions and arrangement of the adapter valve assembly and the filler valve assembly insure anesthetic agent is delivered to the anesthetic vaporizer only when the anesthetic agent can safely flow from the anesthetic bottle to the anesthetic vaporizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: Datex-Ohmeda, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Falligant, Mark A. Thom, Gordon George Sansom
  • Patent number: 6789698
    Abstract: Device by means of which a supply container subjected to positive pressure is connected in a sealed manner to a consumer element with the aid of a sealing element, sealing in the direction of the surroundings taking place before an opening element opens the valve of the supply container. This is realized by a sealing element which, as measured in the longitudinal direction (L) from the base of the cutout, is wider than the opening element, and by an amount of play, which allows the sealing element to accommodate the full displacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: KWC AG
    Inventors: Herbert Gloor, Zlatko Valentin, Werner Hugger
  • Patent number: 6772807
    Abstract: A sealing structure of a drinking water tank. The water tank has a mouth covered with a cap. The cap has a hollow guide recessed from a center thereof, and a sealing cover receiving the hollow guide therein. The hollow guide defines an opening for water contained in the water tank to flow through, while the sealing cover has a bottom wall and sidewall extending perpendicularly from the bottom wall to seal the opening. The sidewall further has a first latching structure at the edge of the sidewall, such that the sealing cover is in friction contact with the hollow guide to provide a sealing effect. The hollow guide also has a second latching structure formed at an edge thereof to be latched with the first latching structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2004
    Inventor: Chang Kuei Tang
  • Publication number: 20040123919
    Abstract: A developer supply container detachably mountable to an image forming apparatus, includes a container body for containing a developer; a discharge opening for permitting discharge of the developer from the container body; shutter means for unsealing and sealing the discharge opening; wherein the shutter means has a first shutter member and a second shutter member resealably provided at a position facing to the discharge opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2003
    Publication date: July 1, 2004
    Applicant: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masafumi Takagi
  • Patent number: 6691746
    Abstract: A filling apparatus for, a filling system for and a method of introducing into a container a suspension or solution of a substance, in particular a pharmaceutical substance, in a propellant under pressure, the filling apparatus comprising: a main body (4) including a passageway (20) for communicating, in use, with a valve stem (144) extending from a head (141) of a body (139) of a container (138); a fill actuator (7) comprising a filling valve assembly (29) in communication with the passageway (20) for selectively introducing thereinto propellant under pressure containing a substance in a suspension or solution; an exhaust actuator (10) comprising an exhaust valve assembly (48) in communication with the passageway (20) for selectively exhausting therefrom propellant under pressure containing substance; and a container-engaging body (16) in communication with the passageway (20) for receiving, in use, the head (141) of the body (139) of the container (138), the container-engaging body (16) including a chamber
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2004
    Inventors: John Brennan, Roger Matthews, Stephen Metcalf
  • Patent number: 6672477
    Abstract: A medical apparatus for draining bodily fluid from a container, such as a suction canister. The medical apparatus can include a support area and a drainage reservoir having an inlet in communication with the support area and an outlet in communication with a drain. The drainage reservoir can collect the bodily fluid from the container before the bodily fluid flows into the drain. Some embodiments of the medical apparatus include a drainage conduit or a drainage pipe. In some embodiments, the drainage reservoir is constructed of a transparent material. The medical apparatus can include a venturi valve and, in some embodiments, the water passing through the venturi valve remains separate from the bodily fluid until the water and the bodily fluid reach the drain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: Bemis Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Mark Miller, Michael C. Hollen, Joseph M. Hand, Barry G. Anderson
  • Patent number: 6648035
    Abstract: A dispensing adapter for connecting pressurized containers to other valved systems such as automobile air conditioners is provided. The housing has a dispensing end, a receiving end, and an interior volume communicating between the dispensing end and the receiving end. The receiving end sealingly engages a first valve of a pressurized container, and the dispensing end sealingly engages a second valve such as a service port of an automobile air conditioner. A reciprocatable core depressor is disposed inside the housing. When dispensing end is attached to the service port, the core depressor is moved toward the receiving end of the housing, and the proximal end of the core depressor engages a stem of the first valve and opens the first valve. The housing maybe angled or straight, and the core depressor may have a piercing pin to open puncture valve containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Interdynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: David M. Cowan, Jochen Schapers, Saul Trachtenberg, Nikolay V. Nikolayev
  • Patent number: 6648180
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a duplex stopper-type water dispensing and water bottle supporting apparatus which is adapted to a water bottle-type water dispensing apparatus in which a water bottle is mounted in an upside down configuration for thereby effectively dispensing water. The above apparatus is formed of an upper water bottle receiving portion and a lower water draining pipe portion and is sealed by an O-ring. A water draining pipe formed of a plurality of guide plates is provided in a center of the water draining pipe portion, so that it is possible to implement a continuous and enhanced water draining operation based on a concurrent exchanging operation of water draining and air inflow in one pipe for thereby implementing a simple construction and easier cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2003
    Assignee: Clover Company Ltd.
    Inventors: Young Mu Moon, Son Kyu Lee, Hyung Min Park
  • Patent number: 6634393
    Abstract: An improved siphoning device having an elongated hollow body member having a first open tip end with a fluid flow opening and a second open end. A two-way liquid valve is positioned within the first open tip end, and air pump member is removably attached to the second end of the body member. The seal member is movably positioned within the first open tip end. An air vent exhausts hot gases and is an air outlet for pumping air out of the body and creating suction within body. The air vent is preferably positioned proximate the elongated body second open end and has a cross-sectional area substantially less than the fluid flow opening cross-sectional area. The air vent preferably has a diameter in the range from at least one thirty second of an inch to three thirty seconds of and inch. Most preferably the diameter is greater than one thirty second is of an inch and less than three thirty seconds of and inch. Most preferably the diameter is about two thirty seconds of an inch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2003
    Inventors: Jerry Porter, Edward Poslinski, Stephen Graner
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6607102
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing apparatus (10) includes a container (70) for holding a liquid product to be dispensed. A docking station (20) receives the container (70). A reservoir (50) is positioned in the docking station (20) for receiving the liquid to be dispensed. A docking cup is connected to the docking station for opening a bottle insert (90) which is contained in the container (70). The bottle insert includes a body (93) having openings (95). A probe-engaging member is movable between a first and second position without obstructing the openings (95).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2003
    Assignee: Ecolab Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory G. Griese, Troy A. Anderson
  • Publication number: 20030140984
    Abstract: Device by means of which a supply container subjected to positive pressure is connected in a sealed manner to a consumer element with the aid of a sealing element, sealing in the direction of the surroundings taking place before an opening element opens the valve of the supply container. This is realized by a sealing element which, as measured in the longitudinal direction (L) from the base of the cutout, is wider than the opening element, and by an amount of play, which allows the sealing element to accommodate the full displacement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2003
    Publication date: July 31, 2003
    Applicant: KWC AG
    Inventors: Herbert Gloor, Zlatko Valentin, Werner Hugger
  • Patent number: RE44310
    Abstract: A container insert having at least two primary pieces, wherein one of the pieces includes keying features that may be replaceable with other pieces having different keying features. A related single piece container insert includes multiple keying features formed on the interior and exterior surfaces of the container insert. A related coupling assembly includes a venting system that vents a fluid into the container after a valve in the coupling assembly, which is positioned in the container contents flow path, has been opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2013
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventors: Richard Chadbourne, Thomas Anthony Braun, Charles Peter deCler, Brian J. Blenkush