Plural Materials Patents (Class 141/9)
  • Publication number: 20140008362
    Abstract: Described is a device for establishing desired proportions of water and coffee beans. The device includes a fluid vessel and a laterally attached coffee solid vessel. The fluid vessel has vertical height and a fluid volume capacity, with the fluid vessel being formed to hold water therein. The coffee solid vessel has vertical height and an interior that defines a coffee solid volume capacity, with the coffee solid vessel being formed to hold a solid coffee product therein. Importantly, each of the fluid vessel and coffee solid vessel are formed such that a desired solid-to-fluid ratio exists between the fluid volume capacity and the coffee solid volume capacity when laterally attached with one another, with the desired solid-to-fluid ratio being maintained along the vertical height of each of the vessels (which can be readily verified through a visual inspection of the horizontal equality of contents).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Mark Zuckerman, Frank Zuckerman, Jack Martin
  • Publication number: 20130340883
    Abstract: Apparatus for processing liquids or liquid-based substances includes a plurality of volumes at least two of which are defined at least in part by one or more phaseguides inside the volume and/or in a conduit connected thereto for controlling aliquoting of one or more liquids or liquid-based substances inside the volume. Each volume has an upstream and downstream side with respect to meniscus advancement direction via which it may be filled with or emptied of one or more liquids or liquid-based substances. The apparatus also includes at least one common upstream-side conduit connected to supply a liquid or liquid-based substance via a plurality of the inlet or extraction conduits, a plurality of the phaseguides exhibiting a predetermined level of stability and one or more of the phaseguides exhibiting a predetermined different stability compared with the stability of at least one of the other phaseguides whereby to control the preference order in which the volumes fill and/or empty.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 26, 2013
    Applicant: UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
    Inventors: Paul Vulto, Sebastiaan Johannes Trietsch, Heiko Jan van der Linden, Thomas Hankemeier
  • Patent number: 8597380
    Abstract: Methods and systems for blending multiple batches of mixed hydrocarbons into fuel streams downstream of the refinery are provided that do not compromise the octane value of the fuel and do not cause the volatility of the fuel to exceed volatilities imposed by government regulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sunoco Partners Marketing & Terminals L.P.
    Inventor: Keith D. Buchanan
  • Patent number: 8596306
    Abstract: Vehicle tires are filled with perfluorocarbon gas to extend tire life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Synthetic Gas Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas H. Shaffer, Robert G. Stern, Marla R. Wolfson
  • Patent number: 8596307
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for filling containers (3) with a filling material consisting of at least two components that are introduced separately into the respective container (3), with the aid of a filling element (1, 1a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter-Rudolf Krulitsch, Manfred Härtel
  • Patent number: 8590581
    Abstract: A method for filling bottles or similar containers (2) with a liquid filling material comprising at least two components, using a filling system (1) comprising at least one filling element (3) having a fluid channel (6) for the controlled dispensing of the filling material by way of at least one dispensing opening (11), said channel forming said dispensing opening, a liquid valve (13) being disposed in said channel and said channel being connected to a first component supply container or vessel (8) by way of a liquid connection (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventor: Ludwig Clüsserath
  • Publication number: 20130308756
    Abstract: Techniques for nanoflow serial femtosecond x-ray protein crystallography include providing a sample fluid by mixing a plurality of a first target of interest with a carrier fluid and injecting the sample fluid into a vacuum chamber at a rate less than about 4 microliters per minute. In some embodiments, the carrier fluid has a viscosity greater than about 3 centipoise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Michael J. Bogan, Hartawan Laksmono, Raymond G. Sierra
  • Patent number: 8573268
    Abstract: A distribution apparatus for media and, in particular, for beverages may include a vessel suitable for holding the media, a first supply line which supplies the vessel with a first, liquid medium, and a second supply line which supplies the vessel with a second, gaseous medium. The first supply line and the second supply line are arranged in a stationary manner with respect to one another and the vessel is arranged such that it can rotate with respect to the first supply line and the second supply line. The first supply line and the second supply line open into the vessel in a region of the vessel which is above a filling level of the first, liquid medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Berthold Burgmeier, Franz Braun
  • 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: 8550130
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for filling reusable containers employing a plurality of moveable spigots located in a planar rectangular arrangement inside two frames positioned to move back and forth on X and Y axes to position a selected spigot over the open top of a reusable container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventor: Martin John Burrows
  • Publication number: 20130255828
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for generating a filling pattern for filling a product in a container, comprising a measuring unit (11, 12) for measuring each composition (10, 20); a filling head (30) having an output nozzle (31) oriented towards the mouth of a container (2); a distribution conduit (21, 22) configured for distributing the flow rate from the measuring unit to the filling head; rotating means (40) configured for rotating the container (2) about a vertical axis (Z) thereof and vertical displacement means (50) configured for varying the relative vertical distance between the container (2) and the nozzle (31). It additionally comprises horizontal displacement means (60) configured for varying the relative horizontal distance between the container (2) and the output nozzle (31) in a horizontal plane (XY) perpendicular to the vertical axis (Z); and control means for controlling the filling of the container (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Applicant: ANTONIO MENGIBAR, S.A.
    Inventor: Antonio MENGIBAR RIVAS
  • 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: 8522832
    Abstract: Some embodiments disclosed herein related to a device for transferring precise amounts of fluid from at least one source container to a at least one target container. In some embodiments, the fluid is first transferred from the source container (e.g., a vial) through a connector to an intermediate measuring container (e.g., a syringe). In some embodiments air can pass through an air inlet and enter the vial to compensate for the volume of fluid withdrawn from the vial. An air check valve or a bag or a filter can prevent the fluid from escaping through the air inlet. The precisely measured amount of fluid can then be transferred from the intermediate measuring container to the target container (e.g., an IV bag). In some embodiments the connector can include a source check valve and a target check valve to direct fluid first from the source container to the intermediate measuring container and then from the intermediate measuring container to the target container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: ICU Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: George A. Lopez, Thomas F. Fangrow, Jr., Peter Leissling, Matthias Janssen
  • Publication number: 20130220480
    Abstract: The present application provides an automated beverage dispenser for dispensing a beverage and ice into a cup. The automated beverage dispenser may include an ice dispensing station with an ice auger and a weight sensor, a beverage dispensing station, and a control device. The control device instructs the ice auger to fill the cup with a predetermined amount of ice and instructs the beverage dispensing station to fill the cup with a predetermined amount of the beverage in response to a weight of the cup as determined by the weight sensor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventors: Andrew Mark Angus, Kenneth Andrew Nicoll, Mark David Rob, Sean Pickett, Mark Brian Dockrill, Ravisha Sellahewa, Stephen Houghton, Scott Alexander Anderson
  • Publication number: 20130220481
    Abstract: A filling element includes a channel that forms a delivery opening for delivering filling into a container, a valve arranged in the channel for opening and closing the filling element, the valve being connected by a control valve device to sources for a main and additional component of the filling, and a filling-material section common to the components and forming a space. The element also includes flow meters for measuring volumetric flow of the filling and generating corresponding electrical measurement signals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Manfred Hartel, Jonathan Lorenz
  • Publication number: 20130213522
    Abstract: An inkjet printer cartridge refilling system is described. The system may include a plurality of fixtures or adapters that are configured to hold inkjet printer cartridges. The adapters allow a variety of different configurations of inkjet printer cartridges to be refilled and cleaned by mating the cartridges to universal stations on the refilling system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: RETAIL INKJET SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Retail Inkjet Solutions, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130206278
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system for filling a sprayer tank with at least one liquid solution, including at least a first tank containing a first liquid solution and a second tank configured to contain a second liquid solution, means for temporarily connecting the system to the tank, means for incorporating an active material into the first tank or between the first tank and the connecting means, and pumping means controlled by a control device and configured to selectively fill the tank with the liquid solution(s). The system also includes means for preparing the first liquid solution in the first tank by mixing the second solution and the active material in predetermined proportions. The means for preparing the first liquid solution include at least the means for incorporating the active material, which are positioned between the first tank and the second tank, as well as agitation means configured to ensure that the first liquid solution remains a suspension in the first tank.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: Exel Industries
    Inventor: Patrick Ballu
  • Patent number: 8505595
    Abstract: A beverage system includes an ingredient module and an ingredient dispensing valve dispensing an ingredient into a beverage container. The ingredient module comprises a housing, an ingredient container disposed within the housing, a first ingredient conduit disposed between the ingredient container and the ingredient dispensing valve, and a pumping device that causes the ingredient to move from the ingredient container, through the first ingredient conduit, and through the ingredient dispensing valve under pressure. A valve receives the ingredient from the pumping device and passes the ingredient to the dispensing valve. The valve includes a second ingredient conduit, where the valve controls the size of the second ingredient conduit, such that the size of the second ingredient conduit is reduced during dispensing of the ingredient to the dispensing valve and enlarged when the dispensing of the ingredient to the dispensing valve is terminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Manitowoc Foodservice Companies, LLC
    Inventors: John C. Bragg, Harry Wing, Nicholas M. Patterson, Roberto Nevarez, Paul Hanniffy
  • 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: 20130199663
    Abstract: An exemplary system for dispensing liquid and solid materials can comprise a tank; one or more liquid feeders configured to dispense one or more liquids into the tank; a powder hopper comprising a powder inlet, a powder outlet, and a valve configured to open and close the powder outlet, the powder outlet being coupled to the tank; one or more powder feeders coupled to the powder inlet of the powder hopper; a first scale configured to measure the mass of powder dispensed into the powder hopper; a second scale configured to measure the mass of the liquids dispensed into the tank; and a control system configured to control the dispensing of liquids and powders based at least in part on the mass measurements from the first and second scales.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: August 8, 2013
    Applicant: Bend Research, Inc.
    Inventor: Bend Research, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8479784
    Abstract: A filling line for filling a number of containers. The filing line may include a continuous conveyor, one or more micro-ingredient dosers positioned about the continuous conveyor, and one or more macro-ingredient stations positioned along the continuous conveyor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: James E. Goldman, James LeSage, Donald E. Gruben, Kevin L. Reid, Jonathan Kirschner, Nilang Patel
  • Publication number: 20130153085
    Abstract: A multi-compartment beverage container allows multiple distinct beverages to be stored and consumed or dispensed. The container may comprise an outer shell separated into multiple compartments by a divider. A user may select which of multiple beverages to consume or dispense aligning a conduit or opening of the container's cap to the desired compartment. The beverage in that conduit may then be consumed or dispensed through the conduit or opening. An inner cover may be included to help ensure liquids are sealed within each compartment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Inventors: Don Shefler, Natalie Shefler
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130105042
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products and implementing techniques for mixing liquid components. Quantities of two or more liquid components are transferred from pressurized source reservoirs to one or more destination locations by means of a fluid outlet that includes a dispense valve, and the two or more liquid components are mixed in the destination locations to create a plurality of fluid mixtures. Two or more dispensing technologies can be combined to provide for increased efficiency in the dispensing of high volume liquid components. The amounts of liquid components being dispensed can be monitored during the dispensing to provide feedback control of the dispensing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Applicant: FREESLATE, INC.
    Inventor: Freeslate, Inc.
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20130092282
    Abstract: A method of dispensing a beverage includes the steps of: providing a housing having a plurality of reservoirs of beverage concentrate each reservoir having a concentrate pump and flexible conduit terminating in a nozzle; providing a plurality of drivers driving said concentrate pumps; providing diluent to the pumped concentrate to produce a beverage; providing a multiple dispense head accepting the plurality of nozzles; selecting a flexible pouch and bringing it into alignment with a nozzle in a filling position where it is filled via an opening; closing said opening and dispensing said filled sealed flexible pouch; wherein the filling position is a fixed position and wherein said nozzles are movable relative to the filling position such that any one of said plurality of nozzles can be presented at said filling position.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: IMI CORNELIUS INC.
    Inventor: IMI CORNELIUS INC.
  • Patent number: 8418732
    Abstract: Compressed gas delivery system and process for use thereof wherein compressed gases are withdrawn from compressed gas storage vessels, passed through pressure regulated flow control valves and critical flow venturis to control the mass flow rates of the compressed gases forming the blend of the compressed gases prior to dispending the blend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Perry Cohen
  • Patent number: 8414556
    Abstract: A medicament transport system includes a syringe adapter assembly; and a vial adapter assembly including a base defining an opening having a seal member disposed therewithin, a stem extending from the base and defining a lumen therethrough and an opening through a wall thereof, a needle shuttle valve slidably disposed within the lumen of the stem and supporting a transfer needle and a vacuum needle; and a vacuum cup slidably supported on the stem, wherein a vacuum chamber is defined in the space between the base, the stem and the vacuum cup. The medicament transport system includes a condition where the transfer needle and the vacuum needles penetrate the seal member of the vial adapter assembly, and the vacuum cup is moved to draw a vacuum through the vacuum needle. An automation system is provided that utilizes a medicament transport system for forming a medicament solution from a liquid/non-liquid solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: J & J Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Jared Garfield, John Slump, Gregory Lyon
  • Publication number: 20130074980
    Abstract: A process for dispensing a beverage into a cup comprising the steps of : providing a dispensing structure; providing a transportation mechanism linked with the dispensing structure; providing a staging structure linked with the transportation structure; providing a control system linked with the dispensing structure, staging structure and the transportation mechanism; providing a sensor mechanism linked with the control system, the sensor mechanism providing signals indicating the position of a cup; providing a cup identification system having an interactive display connected to the control system; picking a cup from a storage device and positioning it within a dispensing structure; dispensing ice and a beverage at separate locations within the dispensing structure; transporting the filled beverage to a staging structure; positioning the filled cup in the staging structure; removing the filled cup from the staging structure for sale to a customer wherein the cup identification system and the display outputs v
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: IMI CORNELIUS INC.
    Inventor: IMI CORNELIUS INC.
  • Publication number: 20130074981
    Abstract: This invention relates to the restoration of leather and vinyl surfaces. Specifically, this invention relates to a composition for use in maintaining and restoring leather and vinyl surfaces as well as a method of creating the composition.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Inventor: Joanne Price
  • Publication number: 20130061981
    Abstract: A beverage system includes an ingredient module and an ingredient dispensing valve dispensing an ingredient into a beverage container. The ingredient module comprises a housing, an ingredient container disposed within the housing, a first ingredient conduit disposed between the ingredient container and the ingredient dispensing valve, and a pumping device that causes the ingredient to move from the ingredient container, through the first ingredient conduit, and through the ingredient dispensing valve under pressure. A valve receives the ingredient from the pumping device and passes the ingredient to the dispensing valve. The valve includes a second ingredient conduit, where the valve controls the size of the second ingredient conduit, such that the size of the second ingredient conduit is reduced during dispensing of the ingredient to the dispensing valve and enlarged when the dispensing of the ingredient to the dispensing valve is terminated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Applicant: Manitowoc Foodservice Companies, LLC
    Inventors: John C. Bragg, Harry Wing, Nicholas M. Patterson, Roberto Nevarez, Paul Hanniffy
  • Publication number: 20130056472
    Abstract: A multi-chamber container includes at least two sections for storing at least two separate bulk materials in isolation from one another, and/or in isolation from environmental elements such as water or humidity, and/or in isolation from other chemicals. The container may include at least two separate openable apertures or regions for dispensing the respective bulk materials separately or simultaneously, and may be filled in a manner that surrounds one bulk material with another, but isolates the bulk materials from one another while they are in the container. The container permits flexibility in storage and handling of the bulk materials, which are substantially prevented from premature chemical reactions or undesired exposure to environmental elements or chemicals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventor: Reinhard Matye
  • Publication number: 20130042941
    Abstract: A beverage dispenser (11) is disclosed for use in combination with a water cooler, wherein the water cooler comprises a cooling device (5) and a water bottle (1) and the beverage dispenser is intended to be positioned between the cooling device and the water bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Inventors: Bartholomeus Johannes Antonius van Haperen, Posan Pang, Miles Richard Macintosh Pennington, Jonkheer Theodoor Hendrik van de Poll, Anthony Edward Quinn, James Matthew Slater
  • Publication number: 20130037569
    Abstract: Rechargeable containers and dispensers, in particular spray bottle dispensers including structures such as strips, pouches, pills, capsules and the like for providing concentrates of chemical agents for charging or recharging the spray bottle dispenser, preferably, individual chemical refill charges containing chemical concentrate are deployed within the spray bottle dispenser to fully contain any inadvertent spillage of chemicals, and to insure a high degree of safety against accidental spills or ingestion. The device is specifically designed for reuse, having a wider opening which is easier to fill, clean and refill without spills, readily accommodates concentrate inserts in any format, minimizes trigger failure, and has a wide base for stability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 2, 2012
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: NORDICO MARKET DEVELOPMENT, INC.
    Inventors: Albert R. Kelly, George H. Schmidt
  • Publication number: 20130025742
    Abstract: An automatic machine for dispensing beverages has at least two rotatable cup dispensing towers having a plurality of housings for variously sized stacked cups. The housings may be rotated in a selective manner. Cups are dispensed from the housings. A cup holder device includes cup holders that receive the dispensed cups. The cup holder device is rotatable about a vertical axis that is parallel to the axes of rotation of the rotatable cup dispensing towers. The cup holder device is provided with at least two cup holders that move along concentric circular trajectories with respect to the vertical axis of the cup holder device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 9, 2011
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: RHEAVENDORS SERVICES S.P.A.
    Inventor: Aldo Doglioni Majer
  • Patent number: 8360113
    Abstract: A multi-colored swirled glitter glue product packaged and sold in a transparent package is disclosed. When dispensed from the packaging and onto the adherent, the multi-colored glitter glue is dispersed with generally equal parts of each color. Each color is formulated with glitter particles which results in a colorful display of glitter enhanced glue product. The swirled nature of the composition is easily viewed through clear pliable plastic bottling, which generates more appeal and interest than the prior art of plain glue lacking either color or glitter properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Advantus, Corp.
    Inventor: Tracia Williams
  • 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: 20130008557
    Abstract: Compressed gas delivery system and process for use thereof wherein compressed gases are withdrawn from compressed gas storage vessels, passed through pressure regulated flow control valves and critical flow venturis to control the mass flow rates of the compressed gases forming the blend of the compressed gases prior to dispending the blend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 6, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Applicant: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Perry Cohen
  • Patent number: 8333301
    Abstract: A method for the preparation of a beverage by mixing water and at least one powdered product in a mixing chamber and dispensing the mixture to a final container. The method includes preparation and delivery of at least a first portion of beverage by mixing a first soluble product with water, either in the absence of mechanical stirring or with rotating a rotor at a rotor rotation speed of less than 500 rpm. The method also includes the preparation and delivery of at least a second portion of beverage by mixing a second soluble product with water in the presence of mechanical stirring and for the delivery of further portions of beverage to the final container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Rhea Vendors S.p.A.
    Inventor: Luca Doglioni Majer
  • 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
    Applicant: L'AIR LIQUIDE, SOCIETE ANONYME POUR I'ETUDE ET I'EXPLOITATION DES PROCEDES GEORGES CLAUDE
    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: 20120261028
    Abstract: A machine produces foam-in-bag from foam precursors mixed within the bag. The machine comprises a base and a shell. The base and shell are moveable relative each other between a base/shell disengaged position and a base/shell engaged position. In the base/shell engaged position, the base and shell divide the bag so that a mixing chamber is isolated from the remainder portion of the bag. First and second nozzles inject foam precursors into the mixing chamber. A mixer engages the mixing chamber to provide mixing energy to facilitate the foam reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: SEALED AIR CORPORATION (US)
    Inventors: William M. Gray, Mark Garceau, John J. Corrigan
  • Patent number: 8286671
    Abstract: The disclosure pertains to an automated apparatus for filling capped needle syringes. The syringes are held in a rotatable motor controlled carousel. The carousel turns to place a syringe proximate to a dispenser mechanism. A rotatable plate on top of the dispenser mechanism holds an automated cap extractor/installer and at least one inverted vial having a needle perforatable surface. The rotatable plate can also move up and down relative to the top of the dispenser mechanism. The cap can be removed by the automated cap extractor/installer and the rotatable plate rotated to place the inverted vial over the exposed syringe needle. The rotatable plate can descend so that the needle perforates the surface of the vial. A syringe plunger tool of the dispenser mechanism engages the syringe plunger and pulls it downward. The syringe plunger tool can disengage and return to its original position. The rotatable plate can raise to remove the needle from the vial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Inventor: Saverio Roberto Strangis
  • Publication number: 20120257928
    Abstract: A method of manufacture of a barrage unit comprising providing a chamber having an outer wall having at least one aperture therein; providing a liner layer proximate to the aperture; blowing the fibres of a fibrous material into the chamber whilst providing an absorbent crystalline material to said chamber such that the two mix and exit the aperture onto the liner forming a pad; and, providing a further liner layer on the pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2010
    Publication date: October 11, 2012
    Inventor: Richard J. Bailey
  • Publication number: 20120241044
    Abstract: A method for filling containers with a filling material having different components includes feeding a first component to a container to be filled, directly measuring an amount of the first component, carrying out one of an amount-controlled introduction of a second component into the container indirectly by measuring an amount flow rate of the first component resulting from an amount flow rate of the second component, wherein an amount flow rate of the second component is directly an amount flow rate flowing to a respective container, and an amount-measuring device used for the measurement is flowed through in the direction of flow during the direct measurement of the amount flow rate of the first component and the indirect measurement of the amount flow rate of the second component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Publication date: September 27, 2012
    Applicant: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter-Rudolf Krulitsch, Jonathan Lorenz
  • Patent number: 8261780
    Abstract: A chemical dispenser reads RFID tags on both chemical source and diluted chemical mixture containers. A dispensing button shifts and electric controller from low to high power state for such reading and initiation of dispensing when data read from such tags is determined compatible. A battery powers the controllers in both power states. A selector valve for selecting a chemical concentrate at one of several source stations also provides selected station information to the controller. A controller learn mode stores data from RFID tags on the concentrated chemical containers, with the controllers initiated in a high power state in response to entering the learn mode. An alternate embodiment substitutes an alternative receiving container such as a mop bucket, and a dispensing nozzle is provided with an RFID reader for reading an RFID tag on the alternative container. Methods are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: Delaware Capital Formation, Inc.
    Inventors: Gordon Thomas, Joseph Morin, Brian D Rau
  • Publication number: 20120216911
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for the creation and dispensing of a custom formulation within a package at a retail point of sale. In one aspect, the invention includes an automated dispensing apparatus including at least a two-axis robot arm. In another aspect, the invention includes an automated mixer adapted to mix the dispensed custom formulation within the package.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: August 30, 2012
    Inventors: Julie R. Bartholomew, Kristopher Killen, William M. Hunter, Michael E. Istok
  • Patent number: 8251106
    Abstract: A unit, for repairing and inflating an inflatable article, defines a volume for a sealing fluid; an inlet for compressed air; and an outlet connected fluidically to the inlet via the volume to inject the sealing fluid into the inflatable article by means of the compressed air. More specifically, the inlet is connected by releasable fluidic connecting means to a fluidic outlet port of a pneumatic circuit of a vehicle having a compressed-air source and at least one pneumatic actuator connected to the compressed-air source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Tek Global S.R.L.
    Inventor: Sergio Lolli
  • Publication number: 20120199241
    Abstract: A device is described that overlays a first fluid, such as blood or a cellular suspension onto a base material, such as a Ficoll liquid density gradient. In some embodiments, the fluid layering device includes a cylindrical reservoir, a fluid barrier, a coupling extension, one or more helical channels in fluid communication with the reservoir, and an exhaust vent. The fluid layering device can be coupled through its coupling extension to an open end of a container, such as a conical centrifuge tube, including the base material. Once attached, the device regulates flow of the first fluid from the reservoir into the conical tube so that a suitable overlay is formed without substantially disturbing a surface of the base material, regardless of the care and skill of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Inventor: Matthew Ralph Marple
  • Publication number: 20120186693
    Abstract: A pill assembly configured to receive the correct selection of medications in the correct dosages for a particular patient. The pill assembly comprises containers wherein at least one of the containers is configured to receive a plurality of different pills. The containers are adjacent to one another. The pill assembly also comprises a plurality of lids. Each of the lids is configured to seal a corresponding container. The containers have a top surface with a flange that is configured to receive the corresponding lid. Each lid has a surface that is configured to receive a printable indicia with patient specific information. The pill assembly may also comprise a sleeve that is configured to slidably interface with the containers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Inventors: Robert A. Luciano, JR., Lawrence W. Luciano