For Mixing Patents (Class 206/219)
  • Patent number: 11633704
    Abstract: A rotation mixer including a housing, a drive unit coupled to the housing, a carriage mounted on the drive unit for rotation relative to the housing, and a basket mounted for rotation relative to the carriage. The basket receives material to be mixed. The carriage includes an arm and a drive line coupled to the arm. The arm is mounted on the drive unit for rotation about a first axis relative to the housing, and the drive line converts rotation of the arm into rotation of the basket about a second axis relative to the arm during use of the rotation mixer. The drive line illustratively includes a belt and plurality of pulleys upon which the belt travels in a continuous loop, the belt engaging with a gear on the basket to cause rotation of the basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Inventors: Matthew L. Gross, Dale R. Flackett, Maxiliaan Gulden
  • Patent number: 11602211
    Abstract: One pouch for storage of multiple components of a mixture is described with a first compartment and a second compartment. At least one channel is defined between the first compartment and the second compartment and at least one seal is installed within the channel. An agitator is installed in the first compartment. The seal is breakable and the agitator is removable. Another pouch separates two pockets with an air compartment. The air compartment is breakable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Kiss Nail Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Sung An Chae, Arina Lee
  • Patent number: 11560259
    Abstract: A liquid-dispensing container may include a vessel, lid body, valve assembly, selector and/or straw. The selector may be movable between a first position that allows fluid disposed within the container to be discharged through a straw, and a second position that allows fluid within the container to be discharged by inverting and/or squeezing the container. The selector may be movable into a closed position that restricts fluid from being discharged from the container. The selector may be movable into a detachment position that allows for detachment of the selector from a remainder of the container, disassembly of the valve assembly, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Runway Blue, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan K. Hirst, Jim A. Colby, David O. Meyers, Joseph O. Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 11560507
    Abstract: A method and drilling fluid additive for reducing severe fluid losses in a well, comprising a combination of granular scrap tire particles and polymer adhesive molded into a cone shape. Once in the severe loss zone, a plurality of LCMs wedge into the formation fractures and seal off the severe loss zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Md Amanullah, Raed A. Alouhali, Mohammed K. Arfaj
  • Patent number: 11498729
    Abstract: In some embodiments, apparatuses and methods are provided herein useful to dispensers. In some embodiments, a dispenser comprises a main body assembly including an outer wall and an inner wall, the inner wall defining an aperture through the main body, a seal, wherein the seal is affixed to the main body and encloses a lower portion of the aperture, a button seated within the aperture and configured to be manipulable between a first position and a second position, and a container housed within the button and configured to store a material, wherein when the button is in the second position the container contacts the seal to allow the material to exit the dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventor: Jennifer Dianne Hugo
  • Patent number: 11491084
    Abstract: Medical devices are provided comprising a spike including proximal and distal ends, and a central axis extending from the proximal to the distal end; a valve body; a biasing body which biases the valve body; a distal tube that moves integrally with the valve body to both sides in the axial direction relative to the spike; a proximal tube fixed in the axial direction relative to the spike, the distal tube comprising a guided portion guided toward the proximal tube, and an engagement control unit which moves the guided portion toward one side in the radial direction by connection of the different medical device to the distal tube allowing the guided portion to engage with the proximal tube, and moves the guided portion toward the other side in the radial direction releasing engagement with the proximal tube when the different medical device is detached from the distal tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ueda, Kazuya Akiyama
  • Patent number: 11421495
    Abstract: An apparatus for providing a nonlabor-intensive process for sealing an opening formed in the ground with a chemically-inflatable bag is provided. The chemically-inflatable bag contains two or more chemical reactants, one of which is a liquid reactant that is initially stored in a liquid-containing device. The liquid-containing device has a removable cap, which upon removal or breakage of the cap permits the liquid reacting agent to contact and react with another reacting agent. The chemical reaction produces carbon dioxide, which expands the chemically-inflatable bag from a collapsed condition to an inflated condition. In the inflated condition, the chemically-inflatable bag fills and protects the integrity of the formed cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Inventor: Thomas S. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 11407572
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a package for a product, including a capsule body configured to accommodate a predetermined amount of the product; a handle connected to one side of the capsule body; and a lid, wherein the capsule body is sealed with the lid. The capsule body, the handle, and the lid are made of an oxygen-proof, lightproof, moisture-proof, and sustainable material, e.g., aluminum. A modified atmosphere packaging technique is used during the packaging process to extend shelf life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: OCCO CO.
    Inventors: Lisa Lorraine Carson, Connie Wang
  • Patent number: 11365036
    Abstract: A closure assembly for a container comprising a pressurised tank and a plug member, the pressurised tank has an interior volume and a cylindrical wall including an annular boss member at its open end. The plug member has an annular channel arranged at a first side of the plug member adapted to sealingly engage with the boss member. The channel has at least one orifice extending from the floor or outer side wall of the channel to a nozzle at the second side of the plug member. The orifice is sealed from the interior volume of the tank when the channel is sealingly engaged with the boss member in a first position, but is in fluid communication with the interior volume of the tank when at least part of the channel is no longer engaged with the boss member in a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Gizmo Packaging Limited
    Inventor: Jordan Maguire
  • Patent number: 11351512
    Abstract: One embodiment provides a quick-connect and rotation system for impeller coupling including: an impeller comprising: a mixer end; and a first attachment end; the first attachment end comprising a first member that is diametrically magnetized; and an motor comprising: a rotational shaft with a second attachment end comprising a second member that is diametrically magnetized; wherein the first attachment end and the second attachment end are complementary to each other; and wherein the motor imparts rotational torque, via a magnetic field between the first member and the second member, on the first attachment end when the first attachment end and the second attachment end are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.
    Inventors: William D. Dunfee, Jeffrey Taylor, Gregory D. Ariff, Stephen Krufka
  • Patent number: 11338993
    Abstract: A discharging element for discharging substances into a liquid is disclosed, wherein the discharging element is in the form of a capsule, wherein the capsule casing (1-3) encloses a fillable volume for substances to be discharged, the capsule casing is made of a liquid-tight material and has at least one first opening (7) and at least one second opening (8) which are arranged in such a way that, when liquid flows around the capsule, a greater flow velocity is present at a first opening (7) than at a second opening (8), wherein the first and second opening are connected to one another via the fillable volume, and wherein either the first opening (7) and the second opening (8) are located on one outer surface, or wherein the surface normal of the capsule casing (1-3) at the location of the first opening (7) encloses an angle with the surface normal of the capsule casing at the location of the second opening (8).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Moradi Consulting GmbH
    Inventors: Shahriar Moradi, Lukas Rettenbacher
  • Patent number: 11337497
    Abstract: A Brunnian link is a link formed from a closed loop doubled over itself to capture another closed loop to form a chain. The example kit provides for the successful creation of unique wearable articles using Brunnian link assembly techniques and includes several pin bars that are supported in a desired special orientation by at least one base. The desired special orientation is dependent on the desired linked configuration of the completed article. The pins may be assembled in various combination and orientations to provide endless variation of completed link orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Choon's Design LLC
    Inventor: Cheong Choon Ng
  • Patent number: 11338984
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein includes a container having a substantially tubular body forming a first volume for receiving a first fluid. The body includes a first and a second end, and the first end includes a dispenser provided with an aperture making it possible to dispense the contents of the container. The second end includes a closure element having a flexible wall making it possible for the flexible wall to be displaced between a first and a second position relative to the dispenser in order to thus dispense the contents of the container. The container includes a capsule with an outer wall forming a second volume for containing a second fluid. The capsule is positioned between the dispenser and the flexible wall respectively. The capsule is suitable for releasing the second fluid into the first volume during or after a first displacement of the flexible wall from its first position towards its second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventors: Florence Bidamant, David Bouteloup, Lorraine Drake, Robert Michael Crescas
  • Patent number: 11332636
    Abstract: A method of forming a coating on a food or beverage container, which includes spraying a coating composition onto an interior surface of the food or beverage container, where the coating composition includes an emulsion-polymerized latex copolymer having copolymer chains of one or more mono-unsaturated monomers that are cross-linked with one or more multi-unsaturated monomers. The method also includes heating the sprayed coating composition to cure the coating composition, thereby providing the coating on the interior surface of the food or beverage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Sebastien Gibanel, Benoit Prouvost
  • Patent number: 11284697
    Abstract: Disclosed is a disposable deformable capsule including: a pouch containing a predetermined amount of only one of two phases which when mixed form a ready-to-use cosmetic product, a narrowing which forms a channel leading from one side to the pouch and from the other side to outside the capsule, the pouch being flattened, one of its two faces being flat, the other of its two faces being at least partly convex and flexible to allow expelling the contents of the pouch by mechanical pressure on the pouch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: LABORATOIRES M&L
    Inventor: Philippe De Brugiere
  • Patent number: 11284867
    Abstract: A biological sample collection system can include (i) a sample collection vessel having an opening for receiving a biological sample, (ii) a selectively movable valve comprising a core and a collar disposed about the core, and (iii) a sealing cap coupled to the collar and comprising a reagent chamber for storing a measure of sample preservation reagent. The sealing cap is configured to associate—and form a fluid tight connection—with the sample collection vessel such that associating the sealing cap with the sample collection vessel causes a physical rearrangement of the core relative to the collar such that a fluid vent associated with the core is moved into fluid communication with the reagent chamber, thereby permitting sample preservation reagent to pass from the regent chamber to the sample collection vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Neil Jeremy Johnson
  • Patent number: 11255094
    Abstract: A method and system for the application of foam insulation onto a surface or into a cavity include a sheet with an aperture, where the sheet covers or partially covers the surface or a cavity with the aperture adjacent to the surface or cavity. A pressure-activated foam generator which generates foam is coupled with the sheet. The pressure-activated foam generator includes a frangible output seal with a ruptured position. The pressure-activated foam generator is positioned so that in the ruptured position the foam has a path from the frangible output seal through the aperture and onto the surface or into the cavity. The sheet is connected to cover or partially cover the surface or cavity, and the pressure-activated foam generator is activated and the foam flows onto the surface or into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Sperry Product Innovation, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony O. Davlin, Brian A. Murch, Marc B. Laverdiere
  • Patent number: 11242505
    Abstract: A self contained biological indicator is disclosed having a housing and an ampule disposed within the housing, the ampule having a first dome, a second dome and a sidewall. A cap may be coupled to the housing. The cap may include a projection that may be coupled to the ampule by, e.g., a friction fit. An insert may be disposed within the housing. The insert may include a well within which at least a portion of the bottom dome of the ampule may be disposed. The insert may also include a ramp that is angled relative to the central longitudinal axis of the ampule. The second dome of the ampule may contact the ramp. The insert may also include an arm or finger that extends above the well and has a stress concentrator disposed thereon such that it is also disposed above the second dome of the ampule and adjacent to the sidewall of the ampule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventor: Doug Vo Truong
  • Patent number: 11235090
    Abstract: Provided are methods for preparing pathogen-inactivated platelet compositions, as well as processing sets and compositions related thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Cerus Corporation
    Inventors: Tovo David, Betsy Donnelly, Anna Erickson, Naheed Mufti
  • Patent number: 11225360
    Abstract: A flat-bottomed bag is formed from a flexible sheet that initially is flat prior to being manipulated to form the bag. The sheet is a laminate of a first web and a second web laminated together by an adhesive layer disposed between the webs. The sheet defines a plurality of serially connected side wall panels collectively defining a vertically extending side wall of the bag, and a plurality of bottom panels respectively connected to the side wall panels at respective fold lines. The bottom panels are folded about the fold lines and are attached together to form a flat bottom wall configured to support the bag in an upright orientation. The adhesive layer is in a partial-coverage pattern that includes adhesive-free regions located along each fold line between each bottom panel and the respective side wall panel connected therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Edward Trollen
  • Patent number: 11225367
    Abstract: A multi-chamber film bag for an inorganic multi-component foam system has at least two chambers which are partitioned off from each other in a liquid-tight manner. One of the chambers is filled with an inorganic component in powder form, on the basis of either gypsum or cement mortar, and another chamber is filled with a foaming component in powder form which can react with the component. A partition element separates the chambers from each other in a liquid-tight manner in a first state and can provide a flow connection between the chambers in a second state. At least one of the chambers has an opening section which can be opened to discharge the foam system, wherein the chamber having the opening section has a predefined residual volume for receiving a liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Mario Paetow, Jekaterina Miller
  • Patent number: 11213056
    Abstract: A packaged food product with a seasoning disk is provided. The food product includes potatoes. The seasoning disk includes seasoning and fat that is in solid form at the food product's anticipated normal storage temperature. The fat includes milkfat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Dennis Lonergan
  • Patent number: 11213159
    Abstract: A compact filtering and additive delivery system which is readily adaptable to a portable container, such as a sports bottle, and receives a modular additive container for the metered delivery of additive, such as flavor concentrate, to a stream of base liquid as the base liquid is drawn or dispensed from the container. The modular additive container configuration on the delivery system allows a consumer/user to experience different additives, such as different flavors or supplement compositions, for a given supply of base liquid, such as water, stored in the container. The system may be readily used with off-the-shelf containers, such as disposable water bottles. An additive container configuration provides modular additive delivery system as described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Cirkul, Inc.
    Inventors: Garrett S. Waggoner, Andrew Gay, Christopher Jasperse
  • Patent number: 11187338
    Abstract: A method for transporting a viscous fluid through a heat exchanger line that includes transporting a viscous fluid through a connecting piece with an excess pressure release component, where the excess pressure relief component separates an interior of the connecting piece from a discharge line in the connecting piece, and is fixed to an edge of the discharge line, mixing a fluid flow in a region of the excess pressure relief component using a mixing element disposed in the interior of the connecting piece and causing the excess pressure release component to release at least a portion of the fluid through the discharge line when the pressure of the fluid is equal to or greater than a preset excess pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: AUROTEC GMBH
    Inventors: Stefan Zikeli, Friedrich Ecker
  • Patent number: 11167895
    Abstract: A closure device for use with a beverage container comprises a spout cap member having a top wall with a spout aperture covered by a spout cover, a side wall for securing to a neck of the container, and a plug support structure. A fluid chamber containing an additive liquid and a pressurised propellant is movably held within the spout cap member. A plug member is fixed to the plug support structure and sealingly engages a bottom aperture of the fluid chamber. The spout cover includes a strut extending through the spout aperture to an abutment surface on the fluid chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Gizmo Packaging Limited
    Inventors: Jordan Maguire, Bernard Derek Frutin
  • Patent number: 11154343
    Abstract: One aspect relates to a device for mixing a polymethyl methacrylate bone cement formed of two starting components and for storing the starting components of the bone cement. The device has a tubular cartridge with a cylindrical interior. A powder is contained in a front of the cartridge and a container containing a monomer liquid is arranged in a rear of the cartridge. A discharge piston is arranged between the container and the powder, and a conveying piston is on the side of the container opposite the discharge piston. The discharge piston and the conveying piston are arranged in the interior of the cartridge movably in the longitudinal direction. A conduit is provided that connects the front part and the rear part of the interior of the cartridge to one another in a manner permeable for the monomer liquid and for gases and which is impermeable for the powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge
  • Patent number: 11155397
    Abstract: Embodiments of a multi-compartment beverage bottle system and methods of manufacturing the system are disclosed. First and second housing elements are in mutual engagement with one another to at least partially define a fluid vessel with a fluid cavity therein. The fluid cavity includes a first fluid compartment and a second fluid compartment. The first housing element is rotatable between a storage position and a mix position with respect to the second housing element. A shuttle element is disposed within the fluid cavity and axially actuatable along the main axis into and out of a seal position. Rotation of the first housing element toward the storage position actuates the shuttle element toward the seal position. Rotation of the first housing element toward the mix position actuates the shuttle element away from the seal position, thereby placing the first and second fluid compartments into fluid communication with one another for mixing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: In Spirit Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Clifton Willis, Brandon Schwartz, Lawrence Cisneros, Feyats Lo
  • Patent number: 11135051
    Abstract: A device for inserting a pre-filled or silicone prosthesis into a surgical pocket is formed from a sleeve formed of a bottom layer and a top layer attached to the bottom layer along longitudinal edges of the bottom layer and top layer. The top layer has a greater width than the bottom layer so as to form a half-cylinder shape when the sleeve is filled. The sleeve has a constant cross-sectional area along a length of the sleeve. This device reduces the chances for the implant to rotate in an unintended manner due to the non-circular cross-section of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventor: Norman Bakshandeh
  • Patent number: 11129913
    Abstract: A disinfectant device including a pouch, the pouch including a first layer of material coupled to a second layer of material and defining a compartment therebetween. At least one dry reactant is retained within the compartment, the at least one dry reactant producing chlorine dioxide gas when exposed to water. A wick is at least partially disposed within the compartment. At least one from the group consisting of the first layer of material and the second layer of material define an array of ports along a periphery of the pouch and an array of fluid conduits, the array of fluid conduits being proximal to the array of ports, offset from the array of ports, in fluid communication with the wick, the compartment, and the array of ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Odorstar Technology, LLC
    Inventor: Peter Dornau
  • Patent number: 11122955
    Abstract: A cleaning kit. The cleaning kit includes a first liquid-tight container and a second liquid-tight container, the second liquid-tight container adapted to be ruptured by the application of pressure by a user to the second container. The second container includes a baffle extending at least partially across the second container adapted to reduce accidental rupture caused by handling during shipping and a frangible seal along at least a portion of the boundary between the first container and the second container. A cleaning liquid may be in the second container and there may be at least one absorbent applicator in the first container and adjacent to the second container whereby the release of cleaning liquid from the second container is applied to the applicators in the first container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Berkshire Holding Corporation
    Inventors: Whitmore B Kelley, Jr., Susan E Faile, Justin J Autry, David Capotosto
  • Patent number: 11097506
    Abstract: A method for making said flexible includes forming a flexible pouch having an open top. A dividing seal extends from the open top to the bottom of the pouch so as to define two pouch openings and two pouch spaces. Substances are introduced into the pouch spaces by a first nozzle and a second nozzle inserted into a respective first space and second space and filling the pouch body through the first and second nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: Pouch Pac Innovations, LLC
    Inventor: R. Charles Murray
  • Patent number: 11084978
    Abstract: An article that includes a fluorescent composition having at least one of a fluorescent sensor compound and organic reporter molecules encapsulated in a microsphere structure. When encapsulated, the fluorescent sensor compound and the organic reporter molecules are distributed in a liquid organic matrix. When non-encapsulated, the remaining one of the fluorescent sensor compound and the organic reporter molecules reside in the matrix. In response to a force applied to the composition sufficient to break at least a portion of the microsphere structure, the fluorescent sensor compound and the organic reporter molecules are transformed into a non-reversible fluorescent state exhibiting a quantum yield greater than 0.2. The fluorescent state is objectively visually verifiable without physically contacting the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Heidi A. Smartt, Dianna S. Blair, Juan A. Romero, Patrick L. Feng
  • Patent number: 11083557
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for bioresorbable and biodegradable casings having both micropores and macropores for providing shape, structure and containment to different bone grafting materials. Kits and methods of use are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Sahil Jalota, Russell Cook
  • Patent number: 11065095
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a flexible container, a port, and a support structure. The container includes a first layer coupled to a second layer to define a storage volume within which a tissue specimen can be contained. The first layer is characterized by a first stiffness and the second layer characterized by a second stiffness. An edge of the first layer is spaced apart from an edge of the second layer to define an opening into the storage volume. The edge of the first layer and the edge of the second layer are configured to form a peelable seal that hermetically seals the storage volume such that the first layer can be peeled away from the second layer to expose the storage volume. The port is coupled to the flexible container and allows fluid communication between the storage volume and an external volume. The support structure is configured to support the tissue specimen within the storage volume and is characterized by a third stiffness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Instant Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Madeline C. Alden, Kimber L. Burley, Tara C. Ramsey
  • Patent number: 11040181
    Abstract: A topical applicator of the propel/repel type includes a reservoir, an attachable applicator cap, and a metered dosing system. The reservoir is suitable for mixing a topical formulation of multiple constituents using an electronic mortar and pestle and is closed using the applicator cap. Alternatively, the reservoir may be prefilled with a ready-to-use cream and medicament formulation, then sealed with a removable seal. The topical applicator can include a fast purge feature that overrides the metered dosing system to facilitate removal of air from the reservoir. The topical applicator can also include a one-way ratcheting feature to prevent reverse movement (repel) of the metered dosing system. Metered doses can be dispensed through holes in the applicator cap by rotating a knob, which has detent positions that correspond to discrete doses, and which provides audible and tactile feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Reflex Medical Corp.
    Inventors: James G. Skakoon, Nicholas R. Rich, Timothy Etter
  • Patent number: 11008155
    Abstract: A double container includes an outer layer body constituting an outer shell; an inner layer body including an upper opening communicating with a containing space, accommodated in the outer layer body, and deformable to undergo volume reduction; an inside plug including a tubular wall extending toward the containing space, a spherical body serving as a valve body being disposed inside the tubular wall; and a dispensing plug fitted to a mouth portion of the outer layer body and including a dispensing tube connected to the tubular wall. The tubular wall includes an inclined wall having a diameter decreasing toward the containing space and configured to abut against the spherical body over an entire circumference and including a protruding wall protruding from the inclined wall to the containing space. The protruding wall includes a liquid holding member holding a pool of liquid medium of the content formed below the spherical body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Takayuki Abe, Mitsuo Furusawa
  • Patent number: 10987147
    Abstract: One aspect relates to a device for producing a bone cement paste from a monomer liquid and a cement powder as parent components of the bone cement paste and for delivering the mixed bone cement paste. The device has a cartridge with a cylindrical interior. The interior of the cartridge is closed at a front side apart from a delivery opening for discharging the bone cement paste. In the interior of the cartridge a delivery plunger is arranged which is pushable in the direction of the delivery opening. The cement powder is arranged in the interior of the cartridge between the delivery opening and the delivery plunger. A hollow cylinder is arranged at a front side of the delivery plunger facing the delivery opening. The hollow cylinder is open at its front face facing the delivery opening and extends from the front side of the delivery plunger at least 3 mm into the interior of the cartridge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Heraeus Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Sebastian Vogt, Thomas Kluge, Rainer Strathausen
  • Patent number: 10968026
    Abstract: A container system having connection devices for establishing a fluid connection between the containers. In one aspect, a connection device comprises a thin point that, within its shape, has a tip between two at least substantially straight legs and wherein the other connection device has a ram with a splitting device that is designed and arranged such as to rupture said thin point by acting on the tip when the containers are coupled. In another aspect, the thin point surrounds the ram, and in a third aspect the connection devices have corresponding, similar thin points, closure elements and splitting devices. In further aspects, the connection devices are similar, and the connection devices are linearly guided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Marcus Rainer Rahmel, Peter Bauer, Guido Endert, Johannes Krieger, Philipp Ziegler
  • Patent number: 10913590
    Abstract: A pouch or package (e.g., flexible package) having a containment compartment or chamber to securely seal and to segregate fine powders or other such products from another area of the package. A powder resistant sealable filter material is included between, or extending between edges of, opposing package panels. Water, or other liquids, can be added to the product through the material as this material allows liquid to pass through it to mix with the powder, but restricts passage of the powder back through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Mark Steele
  • Patent number: 10905485
    Abstract: An apparatus for mixing bone cement can comprise a receiving chamber, a mixing chamber, a cannula, a base, and a piston located within the mixing chamber. The receiving chamber defining a conduit. The mixing chamber in fluid communication with the receiving chamber. The mixing chamber configured to house a first component of the bone cement. The cannula located in the receiving chamber and in fluid communication with the conduit. The base including a bladder arranged to be punctured by the cannula, the bladder configured to house a second component of the bone cement. Upon puncturing of the bladder by the cannula the second component of the bone cement passes through the conduit and the cannula into the mixing chamber. The piston configured to seal the mixing chamber upon movement of the piston from a first position relative to the conduit to a second position relative to the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Zimmer Biomet France SAS
    Inventors: Lenaic Giffard, Alexis Dupuy, Sebastien Chaligne, Julie Mottet
  • Patent number: 10856691
    Abstract: In order to improve a beverage preparation device in terms of operability and ergonomics and in particular to simplify filling of a supply container with solid beverage starting products, a supply container arrangement is provided which has at least one two-part supply container having a lower part-container and a removable upper part-container which can be arranged on the lower part-container. The upper part-container has a bottom with a connection opening on which a closure device is arranged which is designed, when joining together the upper and lower part-containers, to open automatically and to free a connection between the upper and lower part-containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Franke Kaffeemaschinen AG
    Inventor: Heinz Vetterli
  • Patent number: 10815041
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein for selectively opening multiple compartment packages and methods for making selectively opening multiple compartment packages. The selectively opening multiple compartment package can include a front layer having two sides; a second layer having two sides; a third layer having two sides; and a rear layer having two sides. Compartments of the selectively opening multiple compartment package can be formed and bound by a second side of the front layer and the first side of the second layer; a second side of the second layer and a first side of the third layer; and a second side of the third layer and a first side of the rear layer. The compartments are configured to be selectively opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventor: Arye Binder
  • Patent number: 10806669
    Abstract: A medical bag comprising: a bag main body comprising a flexible sheet material having an interior portion partitioned via a partition part into a first space and a second space that is smaller than the first space, a first liquid housed in the first space, and a second liquid housed in the second space. When the volume of the first liquid is set as L1 and the volume of the second liquid is set as L2, L1/L2 is 2.0 to 6.0. The partition part has a breaking strength of 5 to 25 kPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventor: Erika Yoda
  • Patent number: 10779545
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for producing a baked good. The device comprises an accommodating unit, which is designed to accommodate a capsule, wherein the capsule comprises ingredients for producing a baked good. Furthermore, the device comprises a baking unit, which is designed to bake a dough, and an output unit for outputting a baked good baked in the baking unit. In addition, the device comprises a control unit, which is designed to cause dough, which comprises the ingredients from a capsule inserted into the accommodating unit, to be baked in the baking unit. The control unit is also designed to cause the baked good baked from the dough to be output by means of the output unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: BSH Hausger{umlaut over (2)}te GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Schüssler, Lucia Schuster, Sebastian Winner, Evgeni Rehfuss, Anne Peijan, Manuel Fischer, Rudolf Metz
  • Patent number: 10758596
    Abstract: Compositions and methods to treat biofilms are disclosed based on the discovery of the role of the disaccharide trehalose in microbial biofilm development. In various embodiments to treat body-borne biofilms systemically and locally, the method includes administering trehalase, the enzyme which degrades trehalose, in combination with other saccharidases for an exposition time sufficient to adequately degrade the biofilm gel matrix at the site of the biofilm. The method also includes administering a combination of other enzymes such as proteolytic, fibrinolytic, and lipolytic enzymes to break down proteins and lipids present in the biofilm, and administering antimicrobials for the specific type(s) of infectious pathogen(s) underlying the biofilm. Additionally, methods are disclosed to address degradation of biofilms on medical device surfaces and biofilms present in industrial settings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: ZIOLASE, LLC
    Inventors: Svetlana A. Ivanova, Dennis W. Davis, Brad W. Arenz, Thomas K. Connellan
  • Patent number: 10751471
    Abstract: A cartridge for containing and dispensing a medicament, the cartridge including a cartridge body having an interior cavity therein, a stopper movably disposed within the interior cavity, and a septum disposed at an opposite end of the interior cavity from the stopper, for containing the medicament within the interior cavity. The cartridge also includes a connection thread integrally formed as a unitary construction of the cartridge body, the thread being disposed at a first end of the cartridge body for connecting a pen needle directly to the cartridge body to pierce the septum and provide communication between the medicament and a patient end of the pen needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Richard Cronenberg, Lionel Vedrine, Patrick Begley
  • Patent number: 10744067
    Abstract: A filling aid for self-filling a cartridge from a storage vessel is disclosed. The filling aid has a housing that receives a fillable cartridge. A stopper is provided that interacts with the housing and is configured to enter the cartridge and a cannula is provided that is configured to pierce a septum of the cartridge. The housing is movable from an initial position in which the stopper is maintained outside the cartridge to an activated position in which the stopper is inserted in the cartridge and the septum is pierced by the cannula. Methods of manufacturing and using the filling aid are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Frank Deck
  • Patent number: 10737868
    Abstract: A connecting system for providing a fluidic connection, preferably between containers, wherein the connecting system has at least two connecting arrangements configured to provide the fluidic connection, namely a first connecting arrangement and a second connecting arrangement, each of which is fluidically sealed in an initial state, wherein the first connecting arrangement has, in particular, a film-shaped, brittle and/or unstable opening region, is deformable outside the opening region and is configured such that deformation causes the first connecting arrangement to open in the opening region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Inventors: Marcus Rainer Rahmel, Guido Endert, Jonas Ruf, Horst Wergen
  • Patent number: 10724781
    Abstract: This invention provides a thin and discreet coolant device, and single and multiple unit dispenser containers containing the same. The coolant device comprises a first packet being comprised of a waterproof or water-resistant material containing water therewithin and further comprising a fold and further adapted to have a selectively permanent connection between external and internal layers of said fold, such that upon applying a force to laterally extend the ends of said packet, a rupture of said first packet occurs allowing for the leakage of the water contained therewithin. The coolant device further comprises a second packet which encases said first packet, comprising an exterior and interior layer, wherein said interior layer is comprised of an absorbent material and said exterior layer is comprised of a waterproof or water-resistant material and wherein an amount of powdered urea is located within an interior of said second packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventor: Sarah Rothenberg
  • Patent number: 10723537
    Abstract: A cartridge pump according to the present invention includes: a housing unit connected to a container; a head unit rotatably provided in the housing unit; a storage unit provided in the head unit and having a storage space in which contents are stored; and a mixing operator configured to lead the contents in the storage unit into the container in cooperation with an operation of the head unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: DARIN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dae Sik Son, Ji Na Kim, Do Hoon Lee