Filling Supply Supported By Receiver Patents (Class 141/363)
  • Patent number: 11066214
    Abstract: An additive container is configured to contain an additive to be added to a defibrated material therein and to be coupled to an intake port for introducing the additive of an additive supply device. The additive container includes a container that includes a discharge port and contains the additive, and a first shutter member that opens and closes the discharge port. The first shutter member enters an open state by rotating the container in a first direction around a central axis of the discharge port with respect to the first shutter member, and the first shutter member enters a closed state by rotating the container in a second direction opposite to the first direction with respect to the first shutter member from the open state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Shuichiro Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10678163
    Abstract: A powder passage component includes a first passage defining unit, a second passage defining unit, and a sealing section. The first passage defining unit has at least a first connecting opening which is formed at a part thereof and which has a first peripheral edge. The first passage defining unit defines a passage space which allows powder to pass therethrough. The second passage defining unit has a second connecting opening having a second peripheral edge, is connected to the first connecting opening of the first passage defining unit at the second connecting opening, and defines a passage space which allows the powder to pass therethrough. The sealing section seals the first peripheral edge and the second peripheral edge. The sealing section includes a liquid gasket. The sealing section has a groove that has a bottom portion and a side facing the corresponding passage space. The groove is formed along one of the first peripheral edge and the second peripheral edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshinori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10647481
    Abstract: A fluid delivery system for selectively dispensing a material includes a container with a top wall in which an opening is formed, a bottom wall, and at least one container side wall extending between the top wall and the bottom wall defining a cavity for storing the material, as well as a surface cleaning apparatus including a receiver configured to couple with the container. The receiver includes at least one receiver fluid inlet, at least one receiver fluid outlet and a locking mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: BISSELL Inc.
    Inventor: Jason W. Pruiett
  • Patent number: 10308421
    Abstract: A bulk material shipping container unloader having an expandable supporter, a pallet receiver supported by the extendable supporter, and a material director supported by the pallet receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Arrows Up, LLC
    Inventor: C. John Allegretti
  • Patent number: 9703236
    Abstract: A powder transport member includes a rotation shaft, a spiral wire; and holding parts disposed near opposite ends of the rotation shaft, wherein one end portion of the spiral wire includes a terminal end circular arc portion formed in a circular arc shape, and the holding part configured to hold the one end portion of the spiral wire includes protrusions of a paired configuration at symmetrical positions with the center of the rotation shaft being interposed therebetween, a concave portion configured to accommodate an inner peripheral surface of the terminal end circular arc portion is formed at a protruding end portion of each of the protrusions, and a size of the protruding end portion of the protrusion in a direction of the rotation shaft is less than ½ of an inter-wire distance obtained by subtracting a wire diameter from a pitch of the spiral wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yuzo Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 9477177
    Abstract: A toner cartridge according to one example embodiment includes a body having a reservoir for storing toner. The body has an outlet port in fluid communication with the reservoir for exiting toner from the reservoir. A shutter positioned at the outlet port is slidable between a closed position blocking the outlet port and an open position unblocking the outlet port. A lock is sandwiched between a portion of the shutter that faces the outlet port and a portion of the body that the shutter slides along. The lock is movable between a locked position blocking the shutter from moving from the closed position to the open position and an unlocked position permitting the shutter to move from the closed position to the open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Lexmark International, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Craig Leemhuis, James Daniel Anderson, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9033005
    Abstract: An apparatus to introduce a defined amount of a second powder into a process container in which a first powder or a powder mixture is present, includes a coupling flange having a cover flap located on the process container. The second powder is introduced into a tubular cartridge mounted displaceably in a transport unit, the latter including a joining flange having a cover flap. The joining flange is joinable to the coupling flange so that the respective cover flaps can be opened, and the cartridge can be pushed through openings thereby provided into the plane of the inner wall of the process container. The second powder is emptied from the cartridge into the process container by a delivery piston. The cartridge may include a piston rod having multiple pistons. Other embodiments include a double piston, a rotatable cartridge core or a rotary closure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignees: Glatt Systemtechnik GmbH, Harro Hoefliger Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH
    Inventors: Heinz Pritzke, Reiner Wurst, Wolfgang Knorr
  • Patent number: 8899498
    Abstract: An automotive fluid distribution system 7 is provided which has a reservoir 10 for holding fluid. The reservoir 10 has a fill aperture 14. Encircling the fill aperture 14 is a grommet seal 16. A bracket 50 is provided that is generally positionally adjustable with respect to the fill aperture 14 to hold a bottle 26 adjacent to the reservoir 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Magna International Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Mark Pilette, Kimberly Catherine Knapp, Anthony John Povinelli
  • 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: 8678045
    Abstract: Garden torches, hurricane lanterns and other oil lamps can be refueled through a flexible hose terminating in a tube or hollow needle insertable into the lamp's fuel reservoir through a wick slot. This method avoids skin contact with fuel and with soot deposited on the oil lamp reservoir.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Inventors: Ricardo J Jorge, Otto M Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 8671994
    Abstract: A syringe filling apparatus having a housing, a fluid reservoir, and a port for providing a fluid pathway between the syringe and the fluid reservoir. The apparatus has an alarm to indicate the fluid level within the reservoir. The apparatus has a heating system for heating the fluid within the reservoir to a predetermined temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: Inter-Med, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary J. Pond, Dennis Cotic
  • Publication number: 20130284316
    Abstract: A bushing for the preparation of a suspension or solution formed by mixing a first product with a second product, to allow a first bottle initially containing the first product to communicate with a second bottle initially containing the second product is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventors: Yves Billiet-Prades, Felipe Sanchez Cifuentes, Ricardo Perez Lopez
  • 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: 8522841
    Abstract: A soft drink container includes a plurality of the additive storage containers, a plurality of additive contents contained in the additive storage containers, an additive storage selector, a base storage container containing at least one base liquid, and a mechanism operable to release the additive contents into the base liquid storage. The plurality of additive contents may include at least one of salts, spices, flavoring, color agents, odors, fragrances, vitamins, thickeners, enhancers, fruit distillers, preservatives and vitamins. The additive storage selector is operable to separately align each of the plurality of additive storage containers with an opening of the base storage container and is operable to release a selected additive content into the base liquid container. The additive storage selector may further include a piercer operable to pierce the base storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Enpulz, L.L.C.
    Inventor: James D. Bennett
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130118641
    Abstract: A fastener system (1, 2) for fastening a dispenser member (3), such as a pump, on a reservoir neck (41) so as to constitute a fluid dispenser, the dispenser being removable by removing the fastener system from the neck, the system comprising a fastener ring (1) and a rigid hoop (2) that is engaged around the fastener ring, the ring (1) comprising a skirt (14) for engaging around the neck (41), the skirt (14) including fastener tabs (15) for coming into secure engagement with the neck (41), the fastener system being characterized in that the skirt (14) further includes at least one abutment tab (16) for coming into axial abutment against the neck (41) when an attempt is made to re-assemble the fastener ring (1) on the neck (41) after the dispenser has been removed for the first time.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: APTAR FRANCE SAS
    Inventor: Stéphane Beranger
  • Patent number: 8327892
    Abstract: A vaporizer filling system includes a filler assembly, a sump, and a valve. The valve controls fluid communication into the sump. A retaining device retains the valve in an open position. A delay is connected to the retaining device. The delay controls the operation of the retaining device in order to retain the valve in the open position until the delay detects a release condition. The delay then controls the retaining device to release the valve. A method of filling a vaporizer includes engaging a bottle of liquid anesthetic agent with a filler assembly. The bottle and the filler assembly are moved from a first position to a second position. The bottle and filling assembly are locked in the second position with a retaining device. Then the retaining device is released and the bottle and filler assembly are returned to the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ryan W. Rindy, Robert Q. Tham, John R. Pinkert
  • Patent number: 8261787
    Abstract: A system for transferring a viscous liquid between bottles that comprises a first bottle from which liquid is to be drained, a second bottle for receiving the liquid, a first bottle connector that attaches to the first bottle and a second bottle connector that attaches to the second bottle. Each bottle connector has a bottle engaging section that engages the bottle and a connection section that engages the connection section on an opposing bottle connector. Each connection section is genderless and comprises a plurality of outwardly extending members and a member receiving section between each adjacent members. When used to drain fluids from one bottle to another, an outwardly extending member of one connector is received in a member receiving section of the other connector to place the outwardly extending members in interlocking relation. The connection section can comprise a locking mechanism to lockingly join the two connectors together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Peter B. Sanford
  • 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: 8151836
    Abstract: A closure for the neck of a container such as a water bottle includes a cap 32 for engagement with the neck, and a valve plug 44. The cap has an inner guide sleeve 38 which sealingly receives the valve plug 44, which is provided with latches 50. When the bottle is placed on a liquid dispensing station such as a water cooler a probe 5 sealably enters the sleeve 38 and an actuator head 70 engages the latches 50 to carry the plug out of the sleeve 38. The probe requires minimum insertion force. One or more water flow ports 72 are provided in the probe 5 to conduct water out of the bottle, while air may enter the bottle via a vent port 73 and vent apertures in the valve plug 44. This allows simultaneous exchange of air and water without risk of air entrainment whilst providing a short penetration distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2012
    Assignee: EBAC Limited
    Inventors: Philip Andrew Walton, Andrew Smith
  • Patent number: 8118066
    Abstract: System for replenishing washing or cleaning agents, comprising a spout placeable on the opening of a bottle and having a first collar with a fastener for fastening the spout to a bottle, a second collar with a fastener for fastening a closure and/or metering cap on the spout, a wall extending from the first collar or second collar, a funnel, and an adapter element connectable to the pouring opening of a replenishing container and that comprises a cylinder element and a peripheral collar, a membrane for closing the replenishing container and preventing leakage of washing or cleaning agents out of the replenishing container, wherein the cylinder element of the adapter element has a guide groove configured such that the cylinder element can be detachably placed over the funnel and the web of the spout, whereby the positioning of the adapter element relative to the spout is determined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Hans-Georg Mühlhausen, Kamel Rahal, Wolfgang Barthel
  • Patent number: 8087435
    Abstract: Devices and methods for filling fuel tanks are disclosed. Some embodiments include components that reduce the level of turbulence in a fuel stream thereby increasing its flow rate. In some embodiments such anti-turbulence components can include one or more parallel flow vanes for directing the flow of fuel through a fuel filler pipe in a manner that reduces turbulence. Other embodiments may include a vane attached to a bracket in a mouth of the fuel filler pipe for directing the flow of fuel through a bend in the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Thomas S. Dennis
  • Patent number: 7967040
    Abstract: A system for transferring a viscous liquid between containers that comprises a first container from which the liquid is to be drained, a second container for receiving the liquid, a first transfer lid that attaches to the first container, a second transfer lid that attaches to the second container and a transfer adapter that interconnects the lids. The first transfer lid has an outlet spout received into the transfer adapter, which is received in an inlet spout of the second transfer lid. The first container is inverted over the second container to drain liquid from the first container lid to the second container through the connected container lids. In an another configuration, the system is used with bottles and comprises a pair of bottle connectors that each engage a bottle and have interlocking members that join the connectors. In another embodiment liquid is transferred between a bottle and a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Inventor: Peter B. Sanford
  • Patent number: 7886783
    Abstract: A system for the delivery of a liquid anesthetic agent to a sump of an anesthetic vaporizer includes a filler assembly rotatable about a pivot point. The filler assembly further includes a sump valve that controls fluid communication between the filler assembly and the sump. An adapter is coupled with the filler spout and includes a sealing surface that forms a seal against fluid communication between the anesthetic bottle and the adapter. The filler assembly, the filler spout, and the adapter are rotated about the pivot point along the rail. The rotation of the filler assembly, the filler spout, and the adapter about the pivot point opens the sump valve and the seal between the adapter and the anesthetic bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: The General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ryan W. Rindy, Robert Q. Tham
  • Publication number: 20110017349
    Abstract: There is described a misfuelling prevention assembly (1) which comprises a fuel filler cap (2), said cap being provided with a releasable locking member (11) and locking member release means (6, 7) wherein the release means is actuated by the positioning of the correct fuel filler nozzle within the release means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2009
    Publication date: January 27, 2011
    Inventor: Philip Cartwright
  • 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: 7753089
    Abstract: A tank (10) for storing a liquid with a device (11, 12) for feeding one or more substances thixotroping the liquid to the liquid in the tank (10) is characterised in that the device (11, 12) is designed so that it feeds the thixotroping substance or substances to the liquid in the tank (10) as a result of a signal from a signal transmitter, so that the liquid completely thixotropes, at least in a closed outer layer inside the tank (10) that cannot be penetrated by a residue of the liquid, not thixotroped if necessary. This ensures that by simple means the liquid present in the tank (10) is pretended from being discharged or from escaping under certain defined conditions, particularly in emergency situations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Thixo II GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Blanke-Bohne, Reinhold Marquardt
  • Publication number: 20100101683
    Abstract: Devices and methods for filling fuel tanks are disclosed. Some embodiments include components that reduce the level of turbulence in a fuel stream thereby increasing its flow rate. In some embodiments such anti-turbulence components can include one or more parallel flow vanes for directing the flow of fuel through a fuel filler pipe in a manner that reduces turbulence. Other embodiments may include a vane attached to a bracket in a mouth of the fuel filler pipe for directing the flow of fuel through a bend in the pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2008
    Publication date: April 29, 2010
    Inventor: Thomas S. Dennis
  • Publication number: 20100089494
    Abstract: A container coupler is disclosed that can be adapted to mechanically engage two containers. The container coupler can include a member that has an arcuate inner surface to engage a neck of the first container and the neck of a second container. The coupler can have a latch and a keeper wherein the keeper is configured to engage the latch and fastening the latch can reduce the inner diameter of the container coupler and tighten the coupler around the neck of each container. In some embodiments the coupler is manufactured in a “C” shape with a gap and in other embodiments the coupler can be two “C” shaped pieces that are hinged together such that a gap between the “C” shaped pieces can be reduced as the coupler is tightened on the necks of the bottles. Inserts can be placed in the coupler to accommodate bottles with different sized necks or mouths. Other embodiments are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2008
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: Pam Brady
  • Patent number: 7644776
    Abstract: A preassembled water transfer pipe for use in a fire fighting system includes a generally hollow conduit member formed from a predetermined material and having each of a predetermined length and a predetermined cross sectional shape and a connection member equipped with a predetermined size connection for receiving a hose one of thereon and therein disposed at one end of said generally hollow conduit member. There is a pipe support assembly disposed at an opposed end of such generally hollow conduit member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2010
    Inventors: Philip A. Holley, Richard Arnold
  • Publication number: 20090277535
    Abstract: A water cooler assembly and/or liquid dispensing apparatus and method for using same, having various, alternative features including: a bottom load water cooler, including such a cooler with a door stop mechanism; an adjustable drip tray assembly; a leak stop mechanism; an adjustable bottle interface accommodating dimensional variations in water bottles; an instaboil feature; and programmable dispensing and visual display modes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Applicant: MTN PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: Chun-Yen Wang, Gregory N. Spear, Lowell Burnham, Siak Jenn Chuan, Terry Havener, Hung Hsiang Chen
  • Patent number: 7597125
    Abstract: The invention is a cleaning product for use with a cleaning applicator, such as a sponge mop, a squeegee, and various other applicators. The product provides an applicator bath holding a rinse fluid for rinsing the applicator. The product facilitates a range of cleanliness levels by discarding contaminated rinse fluid and replenishing the rinse fluid with clean fluid as often as the user requires, in order to meet the desired level of cleanliness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2004
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2009
    Inventor: Levi Deaton
  • Patent number: 7473246
    Abstract: A medicant reconstitution system is provided which has a generally flexible fluid bag with associated administration and reconstitution ports. The reconstitution port is adapted for receiving a medicant container and the administration port is for administering a medical fluid to a patient. According to one aspect of the present invention, the administration and reconstitution ports are integrated in a relatively rigid port structure. According to another aspect of the present invention, the reconstitution port receives a piercing member which is rotatable to a selected position to establish fluid flow. According to yet another aspect of the present invention, one of the reconstitution port and the piercing member includes a cutting edge, while the other includes a frangible member. Contact between the cutting edge and the frangible member opens the frangible member to establish fluid flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2009
    Assignees: Baxter International Inc., Baxter Healthcare S.A.
    Inventors: Joost M. Vancaillie, Georges Rondeau, Eric Tomasetti
  • Patent number: 7434603
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing apparatus and method for using same, including a dispenser for dispensing liquid such as water to a user. A liquid container is located below the dispenser and removably attachable to a pivoting cradle engaging the liquid container. The cradle may be pivoted about an axis located adjacent an exit location for liquid within the liquid container. A filling device may be located below the liquid container for removably engaging the liquid container in fluid communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2008
    Assignee: MTN Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory N Spear, Terry Havener, Chun Yen Wang, Hung Hsiang Chen
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20080102174
    Abstract: A liquid dispenser comprises a body defining an interior containment space for containing a liquid to be dispensed and a structure configured to mount the liquid dispenser onto a drinking container such that the liquid dispenser does not obstruct drinking from a rim of the drinking container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2007
    Publication date: May 1, 2008
    Applicant: YO! BRANDS, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Jamison, Daniel Lee Bizzell, Todd Stancombe
  • Patent number: 7210508
    Abstract: A refill device for a receptacle provided with a threaded neck including a receptacle, designed to contain a product to be transferred into the receptacle, a cooperation structure designed to form a connection between the first and a second receptacle, a closing structure for closing off the receptacle, a transferring structure for transferring the product contained in the receptacle to the receptacle. The cooperation structure includes a threaded base capable of cooperating with the neck, the closing structure comprises a wall closing off the base, designed to be broken off by an axial force, the transfer structure includes an axial packing designed to be placed above the wall, such that during the said screwing of the neck, the neck pushes the axial packing into contact with the wall, so as to break the wall and enable the liquid to flow by gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2007
    Assignee: MT Packaging
    Inventor: Alain Behar
  • Patent number: 7207360
    Abstract: A hermetic container and coupling system for transferring granular material from a first container to a second container, the latter being typically an applicator. The first container includes a neck and a base opposite to the former. The base includes through openings that cooperate with a cable passed therethrough for supporting the first container. A nozzle assembly includes an inlet removably connected to the neck and an outlet hat is selectively closed with a removable plug. A cover assembly is selectively and removably mounted to the first container covering the nozzle assembly. A flexible conduit is removably connected to the outlet, at one end, and the other end includes a regulating valve that is actuated from the outside. The other end is removably connected to the second container so that the transfer of the granular material can be accomplished without spillage and the contents are kept hermetically isolated from the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2007
    Inventor: Edgar Hidalgo Vargas
  • Patent number: 7168467
    Abstract: A filling system for an anesthetic evaporator is improved such that an anesthetic-specifically coded adapter neck (5) of a bottle adapter (1) can be introduced into the filler neck of a filling device. An outer polygon (7) is provided on the bottle adapter and an inner polygon designed correspondingly thereto is provided on the filler neck as anesthetic-specific codings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2007
    Assignee: Dräger Medical AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Ahmet Türker, Dirk-Stefan Reichert, Claus Bunke
  • Patent number: 7146930
    Abstract: An improved pet waterer is disclosed. The pet waterer has a tray for holding a fluid. Extending upwardly from tray is a container for dispensing fluid to the tray. The container has a base and one or more sidewalls extending from the base and having a top edge on the sidewalls. The top edge of the sidewall forms the opening in the container opposite the base. The container has a removable lid covering the opening in the container. The lid has an orifice for passing fluid from the container to the tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2006
    Assignee: Van Ness Plastic Molding Co.,Inc.
    Inventor: William Van Ness
  • Patent number: 7089975
    Abstract: A spouted container (10) constructed in accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention and configured for storing fluids and transferring the stored fluids to a fluid receiving receptacle such as a lawn mower fluid reservoir (R) is disclosed. The illustrated spouted container (10) broadly includes a storage container (12), a self-venting spout (14) removably coupled to the container (12), a collar (16) for removably coupling the spout (14) to the container (12), and a cap (18) for closing the spout (14) and/or the container (12). The collar (16) cooperates with an inventive sealing disc (32) and a neck (24) to create a gasket-less seal between the spout (14) and the storage container (12) that is adjustable yet prevents undesirable fluid leakage when the spout (14) is in either a pour or a storage position. The spout (14) is a self-venting spout that includes an air-venting passageway (34) formed in part by a flange (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2006
    Assignee: Blitz U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Larry L. Chrisco, Charlie L. Forbis
  • 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: 6978107
    Abstract: A developer supply container detachably mountable to a developer receiving device, includes a main body for accommodating a developer; a grip member for gripping the developer supply container; an engaging member for engagement with the grip member with said grip member being elastically deformed; and a regulating portion for regulating an elastic deformation of the grip member with the engaging member being mounted on the main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2005
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshiaki Nagashima, Nobuo Nakajima, Kazuyoshi Sasae
  • Patent number: 6863098
    Abstract: The illustrated spouted container (10) broadly includes a storage container (12), a self-venting spout (14) removably coupled to the container (12), a collar (16) for removably coupling the spout (14) to the container (12), and a cap (18) for closing the spout (14) and/or the container (12). The collar (16) cooperates with an inventive sealing disc (32) and a neck (24) to create a gasket-less seal between the spout (14) and the storage container (12) that is adjustable yet prevents undesirable fluid leakage when the spout (14) is in either a pour or a storage position. The spout (14) is a self-venting spout that includes an air-venting passageway (34) formed in part by a flange (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2005
    Assignee: Blitz U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventors: Larry L. Chrisco, Charlie L. Forbis, Roger Nielsen
  • Patent number: 6837284
    Abstract: A fitment adapted to cover and reinforce an exposed edge of a container and facilitate the loading of the container with material. Alternatively, the fitment may be integrally formed with the container to be filled. The fitment includes a generally planar surface having a peripheral edge and an apertured cover hingedly attached thereto. A loading ledge, able to support heavy material to be loaded, is provided when the apertured cover is in the open position. The peripheral edge further includes a ramped portion to support the opened cover and material. Apertures in the fitment allow passage of material from the ledge into the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2005
    Inventors: Jay Z. Muchin, David J. Merten
  • Patent number: 6834691
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for loading water bottles into a water cooler. The apparatus includes a water bottle loading system for automatically installing water bottles into the water cooler and a water bottle storage insert with an inclined ramp adapted to laterally urge a plurality of water bottles towards a loading cradle of the automatic water bottle loading system under control of gravity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Inventor: Martin C. Goldin
  • Patent number: 6834687
    Abstract: Fluids disposal symbiotic apparatus represents system and method helping technician, lube professional, hobbyist, as well as automotive, aircraft or marine vehicle subject matter specialist quickly yet conveniently change and dispose oil, transmission and/or other fluids, including fresh and wasted, avoiding oil exchange mess by utilizing a symbiotic multifunctional fluid disposal apparatus for collecting, storing and dispensing diversity of waste fluids. Said apparatus equipped with plurality of intake funnel, control valves, and output hoses or nozzles, to symbiotically input and accommodate coolant, engine oil, transmission fluid or other drainage liquid configurations, and adapt to original set of emptied bottles or plastic containers as an output configuration hosted in an original box, thus ensuring an operator may safely, cleanly and conveniently drain, collect and accurately dispose waste fluids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2004
    Inventor: Rustam Abzaletdinov
  • Patent number: 6820662
    Abstract: A machine that makes bubbles that are dispensed vertically. A membrane-forming system forms a bubble solution membrane over a bubble ring. Air is passed through the bubble ring by a blowing fan, which is intermittently operated to allow contact between a membrane-forming ring and the bubble ring. Bubble solution is continuously supplied to the bubble rings from a central reservoir. Safety switches prevent operation of the bubble-making machine unless there is bubble solution in the reservoir, the main housing is properly connected to the fan, and the bubble machine is in an upright position (and not tipped over). The present invention provides continuous operation for the duration of the bubble solution supply, and is easily washed, used, maintained, and manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2004
    Assignee: Original Ideas
    Inventors: Alan Dale Crawford, Robert A. DeMars
  • 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
  • Patent number: 6752180
    Abstract: A device for bidirectional transfer between a vial and a carpule. The device having a body fastened to the vial, a hollow needle, a moving element which is displaceable with respect to the body along the axis of the needle, a carpule reservoir constrained to moved axially in the direction of the axis of the needle, and a distance sleeve interposed between the body and the puncturable piston of the carpule. The distance sleeve forms a limit stop for the puncturable piston with respect to the body. The hollow needle is rigidly joined to the body and is axially fixed with respect to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Sedat
    Inventor: Jean-Pascal Delay