For Mixing Patents (Class 206/219)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 10722853
    Abstract: A static mixer for mixing a flow of two or more fluids is disclosed. The static mixer includes a mixing conduit that defines a mixing passage, and a mixing element configured to be received by the mixing passage that includes at least two mixing baffles. Each of the at least two mixing baffles comprises a plurality panels that are configured to divide and mix the fluid as the fluid flows through the mixing passage. No continuous sidewalls extend between the at least two mixing baffles, and the mixing element is tapered along a longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew E. Pappalardo
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10709823
    Abstract: A system (1) for collecting liquid, including a main collecting chamber (10), a main duct section (11, 12, 13) connected to the main collecting chamber (10) in a fluid-communicating manner, and an auxiliary collecting chamber (20, 30, 40). The system (1) has an auxiliary duct section (21, 38, 39) connected to the auxiliary collecting chamber (20, 30, 40) in a fluid-communicating manner for connection to the main duct section (11, 12, 13). The main duct section (11, 12, 13) and the auxiliary duct section (21, 38, 39) form a duct (35, 36, 37) when the main duct section is connected to the auxiliary duct section. A water-soluble closing component (14, 15, 16) closes the duct (35, 36, 37). A hygienic collecting device for liquid, which has a short evacuation time and a flexible collection volume, is provided with the system (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: DRÄGERWERK AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventor: Thomas Reinboth
  • Patent number: 10710789
    Abstract: A storage bag including a film sheet is provided. The film sheet defines a first chamber, a second chamber located adjacent the first chamber; and a releasable seal preventing fluid communication between the first chamber and the second chamber. The releasable seal may be configured to release when an internal temperature within either the first chamber or the second chamber exceeds a temperature threshold or an internal pressure within either the first chamber or the second chamber exceeds a pressure threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Schur Star Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Johan Schur, Hans Christian Schur
  • Patent number: 10695116
    Abstract: The risk of bone cement extravasation can be reduced by delivering a calcium-dependent polymerizing sealant into a bone structure prior to delivery of bone cement into that structure. The polymerization of the sealant in response to the calcium within the bone structure can fill cracks and any other potential cement leakage paths, thereby minimizing the potential for subsequent extravasation. The benefits of the use of a calcium-dependent polymerizing sealant can be provided in any procedure involving the use of bone cement, such as spinal fixation, vertebroplasty, and kyphoplasty, among others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Medtronic Holding Company Sàrl
    Inventor: Bradley E. Steele
  • Patent number: 10687546
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for storing and dispensing into a liquid a soluble substance, such as a flavoring, a body fuel, a nutritional supplement, a stimulant, a relaxant, an alcohol neutralizer, or a medical drug. A useful application of the subject invention includes a lime flavoring held by a gelatinous artificial lime wedge stored with a beer bottle or can, or attached to a 6-pack or 12-pack carton. The artificial lime wedge may be retrieved from a protective covering and acted upon so it mixes the lime flavoring into the beer when it is inserted into the beer bottle or can. Rather than needing to buy and store a perishable natural lime, and cut it up, an artificial lime wedge may be stored for an extended period of time with a beer vessel and placed in functional contact with the beer at time of consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: James F. Kramer
  • Patent number: 10661967
    Abstract: An assembly (10) including a container (12) having a first end (14) and an opposing second end (16). The assembly (10) also includes a housing (18) for removably receiving a cartridge (20) of the type including a substance storage compartment (22) for storing a substance therein. The housing (18) is connectable to the second end (16) of the container (12). When connected to the container (12), the housing (18) is movable relative to the container (12). A rupturing device (24) is provided for rupturing the storage compartment (22) upon relative movement between the housing (18) and container (12), so as to combine any storage compartment contents with any container contents. The rupturing device (24) is mounted within the container (12). A container opening (26) is provided in the first end (14) of the container (12); and a closure (28) provided for sealing the container opening (26). The closure (28) is movable between a closed position, and an open position for providing access to the container (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Ben Acott
  • Patent number: 10646306
    Abstract: A capsule for mixing and dispensing a dental material which has a capsule body and a cavity extending into the capsule body. The cavity is closed by a liquid container. The liquid container has a cartridge forming a channel that extends between a front opening and a rear opening of the cartridge. Further the cartridge has a front foil closing the front opening and a rear foil closing the rear opening. The front foil is attached at the cartridge along a closed path circumferentially around the front opening. The front foil and the cartridge in at least a partial area of the circumferential path are separably sealed with each other, thus defining an openable valve through that path. The capsule has further a piston received in the channel of the cartridge and arranged such that the liquid is enclosed in the cartridge between the front foil and the piston. The capsule facilitates the preparation of a two-component dental material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventors: Andreas J. Boehm, Marc Peuker, Peter Braun, Dieter Poschmann, Juergen Hella
  • Patent number: 10612835
    Abstract: Systems and methods have demonstrated the capability of rapidly cooling the contents of pods containing the ingredients for food and drinks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sigma Phase, Corp.
    Inventors: Matthew Fonte, Robert Devaney, John Heymans, Nicholas Fonte, Benjamin Fichera, Ian McGinty, Jason Hugenroth, Max Louis Lemoine, Daniel Ross Stelly
  • Patent number: 10604313
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closure device (1) for a container (2) comprising a container opening (3), wherein the closure device (1) comprises a lid element (4) for closing the container opening (3), an inner housing (5) and a chamber (6) arranged on the lid element (4), wherein the chamber (6) is arranged at least partially in the inner housing (5), wherein the inner housing (5) has a first thread (10) which corresponds positively to a thread (10) of the container (2), wherein lid element (4) and inner housing (5) have second threads (11) corresponding positively to one another along which the lid element (4) is movable relative to the inner housing (5) from a closed position into a discharge position in which discharge position a medium stored in the chamber (6) can exit into the container (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: RPC Bramlage GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Presche
  • Patent number: 10597206
    Abstract: A cover for a medicine container is provided. The cover contains a deactivating material within it which can, upon release into a medicine container, deactivate and/or destroy a medicine within the container. The cover may have an automated release mechanism which controls release of the deactivating material into the medicine container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Kenneth Corey, Sarah Hanley
  • Patent number: 10589034
    Abstract: The invention relates to a safety device for avoiding stabbing injuries, for a syringe having a syringe body and a piercing means arranged on the distal end of said syringe body. The safety device comprises a sleeve element that extends in an axial direction (X) and encloses at least partly the piercing means and the syringe body, and a collar element that is arranged on a distal end region of the syringe body and locks the safety device in the axial direction (X), said collar element having at least one guide projection which is guided in at least one guide track of the sleeve element during a movement of the syringe body relative to the sleeve element substantially in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Gerresheimer Regensburg GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Fraas, Maximilian Vogl
  • Patent number: 10576468
    Abstract: Some embodiments are directed to a bodily fluid sample collection device for the collection of naturally expressed bodily fluids and include a cap engageable with a tube to close a mouth of the tube. The cap includes a chamber for containing a reagent. The tube defines at least partly a sample collection space for receiving the naturally expressed bodily fluid. The cap comprises first and second cap portions relatively movable with respect to each other. The first and second cap portions are configured such that, responsive to engagement of the cap on the tube, one of the cap portions is caused to move integrally relative to the other cap portion to open the chamber and permit fluid communication between the chamber and the sample collection space. The reagent in the chamber is thereby permitted to mix with the bodily fluid in the sample collection space. A method of organizing and processing samples is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: ABOGEN, INC.
    Inventors: Youssef Biadillah, Stephen Andrews, Bryce G. Rutter, Melvin J. Leedle, Jonathan Sundy, Benjamin Cooper Priess, Chris Briden
  • Patent number: 10556736
    Abstract: A baby bottle with a liquid compartment and a separate dry goods compartment is described. The dry goods compartment and the liquid compartment may be removably sealable from each other by rotating a lower-annular-member with respect to an upper-annular-member; wherein these two annular-members may be disposed between a bottle-main-body and a nipple-member. Each of these two annular-members may have its own respective opening and shelf-portion and may be rotated with respect to each other from an open-configuration to a closed-configuration. In the closed-configuration, dry goods, such as dry baby formula, may be temporarily stored within the dry goods compartment, in a substantially dry condition, separated from a liquid within the liquid compartment. When desired these two annular-members may be rotated into the open-configuration, to allow the dry goods to substantially fall into the liquid compartment, to facilitate mixing with the liquid in the liquid compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Kenneth Guevara
  • Patent number: 10543485
    Abstract: A device is described having a first surface having a plurality of first areas and a second surface having a plurality of second areas. The first surface and the second surface are opposed to one another and can move relative to each other from at least a first position where none of the plurality of first areas, having a first substance, are exposed to plurality of second areas, having a second substance, to a second position. When in the second position, the plurality of first and second areas, and therefore the first and second substances, are exposed to one another. The device may further include a series of ducts in communication with a plurality of first second areas to allow for a substance to be disposed in, or upon, the plurality of second areas when in the first position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: University of Chicago
    Inventors: Rustem F. Ismagilov, Wenbin Du, Liang Li, Feng Shen, Kevin Paul Flood Nichols, Delai Chen, Jason Eugene Kreutz