For Mixing Patents (Class 206/219)
  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10543956
    Abstract: A dispenser (10) for dispensing flowable materials has a container (12) having an outer wall (20), a dividing wall (21) and a membrane (14) operably connected to define a first chamber (22), a second chamber (24) and a third chamber (16). The dividing wall (21) is connected to the membrane (14) at an interface (30). The first chamber (22) defines a first volume and is configured to contain a first flowable material (M1), and the second chamber (24) defines a second volume and is configured to contain a second flowable material (M2). The membrane (14) has a first section (34) having a first rupturable member (40) and a second section (36) having a second rupturable member (40). The first section (34) is separated from the second section (36) by the interface (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: James Alexander Corporation
    Inventors: Richard James May, Jeffrey Rendano
  • Patent number: 10538701
    Abstract: A fluorescent composition includes 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: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Heidi A. Smartt, Dianna S. Blair, Juan A. Romero, Patrick L. Feng
  • Patent number: 10518928
    Abstract: A beverage container with aerosol-emitting device, comprising an opening device arranged on an outer side of the beverage container for opening a drink-through opening cover and an aerosol-emitting device attached to an outer side of the beverage container, which aerosol-emitting device comprises a pressure container for receiving and storing a pressurized propellant gas and a substance to be emitted, a nozzle fluidly connected to the pressure container for emitting an aerosol formed from the propellant gas and the substance to be emitted, and a triggering device for opening the nozzle, which releases the aerosol upon actuation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventor: Harald Reiter
  • Patent number: 10518265
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for sample processing. A device may be provided, capable of receiving the sample, and performing one or more of a sample preparation, sample assay, and detection step. The device may be capable of performing multiple assays. The device may comprise one or more modules that may be capable of performing one or more of a sample preparation, sample assay, and detection step. The device may be capable of performing the steps using a small volume of sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Theranos IP Company, LLC
    Inventors: Elizabeth A. Holmes, Joy Roy, John Kent Frankovich
  • Patent number: 10501300
    Abstract: A device for opening a sealed glass ampoule includes a housing that aligns the ampoule with a breaking mechanism. The breaking mechanism includes a sloped region that corresponds to the ampoule to be broken. After breakage of the ampoule, the ampoule head is stored in a storage area and can be removed later without the user having to touch the broken glass. The ampoule opener can be used with a mating base or on a countertop or other flat surface. The ampoule opener removes the need for the user to touch the ampoule during or after opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Inventors: John Bethune, Jon Bondy
  • Patent number: 10500554
    Abstract: A system for receiving a single-use vessel containing a mixing device has a support structure adapted to receive the single-use vessel and a drive-unit adapted to power, to control, or to power and control a mixing of contents of the single-use vessel when the single-use vessel is arranged in the support structure. The support structure and the drive-unit are provided as separate components that may be arranged both in an operating position, where the drive-unit is connectable to the mixing device of the single-use bag in the support structure, and in a separated position, where the drive-unit is separated from the support structure. The drive-unit comprises a tag reader that, in the operating position, is arranged to read a vessel tag of the single-use vessel arranged in the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH
    Inventors: Lars Boettcher, Jonathan Cutting, Sharon D. West, Martin Oschwald
  • Patent number: 10486881
    Abstract: A flexible package with a one-way, pressure-equalizing or degassing valve and method of making the same is provided. The package includes a tortuous path preventing particulate materials, e.g., fine powders, from clogging or interfering with opening and closing of said valve. The package includes a heat seal including discontinuities or gaps which defines a tortuous path between the valve and the compartment within the package in which the particulate material is located, allowing air and internal gases trapped in the package to escape through the valve while preventing fine powders, dust and particulate from reaching the valve body by trapping or collecting them in the tortuous path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Fres-co System USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Wigman, Travis Blose, Ronald Karl Long, Sergio Muniz
  • Patent number: 10472142
    Abstract: A closure device for closing a container opening of a container, in particular a drinks bottle, has a lid element, a chamber arranged on the cover element and an inner housing. The chamber and the inner housing have closers and openers corresponding to one another, which interact with one another in such a way that a medium contained in the chamber can move into the container as a result of a movement of the lid element relative to the inner housing. In order to create an alternative closure device, which is particularly simple to produce and can be produced from as few individual components as possible, the closer is a closure pin which is securely connected to the chamber, and which can be removed from a closure opening of the inner housing forming the opener by a movement of the lid element relative to the inner housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: RPC Bramlage GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Presche
  • Patent number: 10463571
    Abstract: A bag assembly includes a first panel secured to a second panel by a seam so that a cavity is formed between the first panel and the second panel, the seam encircling the cavity. A first seal couples together the first panel and the second panel at a location spaced apart from the seam so that the cavity encircles the first seal. In one embodiment, the first seal can be circular. A first port communicates with the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Scientifics, Inc.
    Inventor: Rudolf Pavlik
  • Patent number: 10464714
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closing assembly for containers, such as bottles and/or jars, which allows a hermetically isolated additive to be dispensed into the inside of said container, via a cartridge, characterised in that the assembly comprises a closing device having a main body (3) with joining means that allow detachable connection to a removable cartridge (4) storing the additive to be released, where said removable cartridge (4) houses a piercing projection (5) that can be actuated by direct contact with an actuator (2) connected to said main body (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Mauro Andres Canziani Hoffa
  • Patent number: 10463576
    Abstract: An infant bottle is provided. The infant bottle comprises an open-top receptacle for receiving liquid, a nipple sealably connectable to the open-top end of the receptacle, a formula compartment disposed adjacent the open-top end of the receptacle, an open-top end of the formula compartment corresponding and fitted within the open-top end of the receptacle, and a formula release mechanism to empty the contents contained in the formula compartment into the receptacle. A removable warming cover substantially covering at least a portion of the outer surface of the receptacle and comprising a sleeve of material for receiving the receptacle, a base comprising a rechargeable battery, and a heating element operatively connected to the battery, is also provided. A method of using the same is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventors: Li Liang, Ya Chen
  • Patent number: 10457454
    Abstract: An improved container includes a body, a cap, and operating sets movably inserted into the body. The body has a first accommodation area for accommodating a main material. The cap has a bottom wall, a side wall extending from the bottom wall to enclose a second accommodation area, and a partitioning wall dividing the second accommodation area into accommodation rooms. Each operating set has a shank, two ends of which are respectively formed with a head protruding from the cap and a sealing plate engaging with the partitioning wall for sealing each accommodation room. Pressing any selected one head allows the selected sealing plate to separate from the partitioning wall so that at least selected one second material of the selected accommodation room enters the first accommodation area for mixing different materials in the body and increasing variability and selectivity of using the improved container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventor: Kuo-Cheng Wu
  • Patent number: 10456787
    Abstract: Described is an automated reagent dispensing cap and methods of use in an automated clinical analyzer for introducing one or more reagent components housed in the reagent dispensing cap into a container enclosing another reagent component with which it is combined to achieve a reagent useful for diagnostic testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Instrumentation Laboratory Company
    Inventors: Gert Blankenstein, Hansong Zeng
  • Patent number: 10457460
    Abstract: In a packaging bag including a main bag body made of laminate films and a film-shaped pouring nozzle made of laminate films being thinner than the laminate film for the main bag body and developing a self-sealing function, the main bag body is provided on an edge part of a portion formed by cutting out at least a shoulder part with a notch part for fixing and holding the film-shaped pouring nozzle, and the notch part is formed as a protect cover separatably connected to the cutout edge part to house the film-shaped pouring nozzle therein, and an outer face of a base part of the pouring nozzle is fusion-joined to an inner face of the cutout edge part of the main bag body and connected to the main bag body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: YUSHIN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Katsunori Futase
  • Patent number: 10450818
    Abstract: The present invention is directed towards an apparatus for providing a nonlabor-intensive process for sealing an opening formed in the ground with a chemically-inflatable bag. 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: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Thomas S. Jenkins
  • Patent number: 10443050
    Abstract: A method of processing a sample may include introducing a sample into a vessel, the vessel having proximal and distal ends, the sample being introduced into the proximal end of the vessel; incubating the sample in the vessel with a substance capable of specific binding to a preselected component of the sample; propelling components of the incubated sample, other than the preselected component, toward the proximal end of the vessel by clamping the vessel distal to the incubated sample and compressing the vessel where the incubated sample is contained; propelling the preselected component toward a distal segment of the vessel by clamping the vessel proximal to the preselected component and compressing the vessel where the preselected component is contained; and mixing the preselected component with a reagent in the distal segment of the vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Shuqi Chen, Lingjun Chen
  • Patent number: 10427122
    Abstract: A manual mixing apparatus that contains two dual chambers with each of the chambers containing a separate and distinct chemical or liquid. Further, the apparatus has a rotatable base that allows the chemicals to be forced out of a nozzle as the base is rotated through a pair of expansion members respectively affixed to moving rear walls which move longitudinally to push a respective chemical into a front mixing tip from which the combined chemicals are discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Innovative Product Brands, Inc.
    Inventor: Bryan Tapocik
  • Patent number: 10427839
    Abstract: A bag has a recloseable fastener, a bottom and, for each side, a flap. The flap has side edges that are sealed to side edges of the bag, the flap being sized and dimensioned such that the flap lies flush against the side of the bag except when stretched or drawn apart therefrom, the flap being disposed intermediate the recloseable fastener and the bottom. The fastener is adapted such that the amount of force necessary to separate the components, when such force is applied to interiors of the walls at a position between the fastener and the bottom and adjacent the fastener, is greatly exceed by the amount of force necessary to separate the components: when such force is applied to the walls adjacent the upper edge; and when such force is applied to the free edges of the flaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Glenn Johnston
  • Patent number: 10414562
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a closure including a first stationary part and a second removable part. The second part includes a storage chamber and a dispensing opening. The first part includes a closing member and at least one passage opening. Upon first opening, the second part moves relative to the first part from a first configuration to a second configuration to cause the dispensing opening to disengage from the closing member and allow the product in the storage chamber to flow out into the container. In the first configuration, the first part engages the second part to form a first sealing portion, a second sealing portion, and a safety chamber arranged between the first sealing portion and the second sealing portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: GUALA CLOSURES S.P.A.
    Inventors: Marco Giovannini, Luca Viale, Maurizio Mittino
  • Patent number: 10406279
    Abstract: A unified dispenser for holding, mixing, and dispensing a drug includes a housing holding a diluent reservoir, a drug reservoir, and a tubing set connecting and defining a fluid communication path therebetween. A first occlusion is at the diluent reservoir, and a second occlusion is at the drug reservoir. In a storage state of the dispenser, the first and second occlusions are entirely encased within the housing and occlude the fluid communication path. First and second pull assemblies extend outside the housing. The first and second pull assemblies are coupled to the first and second occlusions, respectively, so that removal of the first and second pull assemblies removes the first and second occlusions and joins the diluent reservoir to the drug reservoir in fluid communication through the tubing set, thereby arranging the dispenser from the storage state to a use state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Ralph I. McNall, III, Thomas T. Donze, Andrew M. MacDonell
  • Patent number: 10390652
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns a multiple dosing device and magazine for releasing one or more doses of additive. The multiple dosing device comprises a magazine having a number of through openings, each receiving a tube, containing a dose of additive. The through openings and tubes extended axially between two opposite ends of the magazine. The tubes are arranged moveable in an axial direction inside respective through opening. Each tube has a pointed lower end. An upper foil and a lower foil are placed adhered to the opposite ends of the magazine. The ends of the tubes are placed abutting or adjacent the upper and lower foils, respectively. The multiple dosing device further comprises an activation part with push buttons, which push buttons are placed for controlling the axial position of one tube each.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Jonas Gudmundsson
  • Patent number: 10350937
    Abstract: An applicator pen for discharging a liquid onto a surface, preferably for applying a protective layer onto adhesive surfaces of a vehicle, in particularly for improved adhesion in the case of bonding applications, the applicator pen including a hollow body and an ampoule received in the hollow body, including a peripheral surface, for receiving the liquid, wherein the ampoule is able to be broken to enable the liquid to escape, wherein a breakage device is provided with an axially movable portion and is realized in such a manner that a movement of the movable portion in the axial direction results in the breaking of the ampoule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Fehlmann, Dana Maiwald, Dominique Burkard
  • Patent number: 10343126
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for mixing a concentrated product and a liquid. The apparatus includes a body defining an internal volume. A mixing device is positioned at least partially within the internal volume. The mixing device includes one or more vanes that separate the internal volume into a first portion and a second portion when the mixing device is in a first position. The first portion and the second portion are in fluid communication with one another when the mixing device is in a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventor: Kiat-Cheong Toh
  • Patent number: 10344257
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an improved rocked bioreactor system used for carrying out cell and tissue cultures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventor: Timothy Ray Ho
  • Patent number: 10301087
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a bottle comprising: a lower section, a container for enclosing and holding a first substance, the container being located inside the bottle, a lid for closing the container, an upper section connected to the lower section and for holding a second substance above the lid, a seal located between the lid and the container to assure that the second substance contained in the upper section does not mix with the first substance of the container (9), and a push-release system to displace the lid to permit mixing of the first and second substances. The push-release system includes the container movably mounted in the bottle between a first position where the container does not act on the lid and a second position in which the entire container is displaced to displace the lid to permit mixing of the first and second substances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Angelo Giuliano
  • Patent number: 10285774
    Abstract: Novel tools and techniques are provided for implementing a medical kit, and, more particularly, to methods, systems, and apparatuses for implementing a medical kit for cleaning endoscopes. In some aspects, a medical kit may comprise an outer bag capable of being vacuum sealed, at least one inner bag contained within the outer bag, at least one solution container comprising a solution contained within the outer bag, at least one absorbent pad contained within the outer bag, and/or the like. The air from the outer bag may be evacuated to form a vacuum seal surrounding the at least one inner bag, the at least one solution container, and the at least one absorbent pad. In an additional aspect, the medical kit may comprise an absorbent pad and solution contained within a bag capable of being vacuum sealed. In yet another aspect, a dispenser may be implemented to dispense medical kits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Certol International LLC
    Inventor: Edward A. Cassinis
  • Patent number: 10286368
    Abstract: System and method for enabling accurate spoilage monitoring of a liquid food product or the like from the moment it is created, until the time it is either consumed or needs to be discarded. In a preferred embodiment of the invention, a container for the food product, or a device to be attached to a container, is equipped with a switch, thermometer, other environmental sensors, controller and alarm. The switch is activated automatically or manually at the moment when the liquid food product is created, and then the temperature and other environmental parameters of the food product are monitored during the subsequent course of time, all the while keeping track of the temperature history of the product throughout the period, until the controller calculates that the maximum safe period has expired; whereupon an alarm is activated to warn the user to discard the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Smita Deshpande
  • Patent number: 10285844
    Abstract: A fiber-reinforced composite article useful in supporting or immobilizing an injured body part is disclosed. The composite is a multi-layer, flexible precursor including fiber reinforcement plies, which can be rapidly cured into a rigid body using a thermosetting resin. Methods of making and using the same are also disclosed, along with kits containing such composite articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignees: Wichita State University, Commercial Chemistries, LLC
    Inventors: John S. Tomblin, Thomas Aldag, William T. McCarvill, Kimberly M. Reuter, Joel D. White, Andrea C. Meyer
  • Patent number: 10286260
    Abstract: A kind of glow ball comprises a ball shell made of flexible and transparent material, and an empty cavity is formed in the said ball shell. The said empty cavity contains chemiluminescent reagents (2-A, 2-B), and the said chemiluminescent reagents solid or liquid or solid-liquid mixture, and the said chemiluminescent reagents are two kinds of reagent sealed separately and can generate chemiluminescent reaction when they are combined. At least one kind chemiluminescent reagent is contained in one or more breakable containers. The application adopts that the inner wall of the ball shell is with protrusions or polyhedral or many pits or grooves and/or protrusive ribs and is placed with dispersed particles, such as scraps of paper, plastic film, or small plastic particles, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Beijing Wenhaiyang Industry & Trading Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhaoyang Jin
  • Patent number: 10271670
    Abstract: A two beverage drinking lid device for attaching two separate beverage containers to a single lid allows for drinking selectively from either beverage container. The device includes a first connector coupled to a lid for coupling the lid to a first beverage container. A second connector is inset from a perimeter edge of the lid for coupling to a second beverage container wherein the second beverage container is held within the first beverage container. A first opening extends through the lid in environmental communication with the first beverage container. A spout is coupled to the lid and aligned with the second connector to be in environmental communication with the second beverage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Ron Heiman, Kris Breien
  • Patent number: 10259637
    Abstract: A multi-functional package has a first reactive liquid component in a primary pouch and a second reactive liquid component in a secondary burstable pouch which is inside the primary pouch. The primary pouch has first and second compartments defined by an interior seal. The secondary pouch is in the second compartment. The interior seal extends only a portion of the way across the primary pouch, leaving a liquid flow passageway so that upon bursting the secondary pouch, the first and second liquid components can be mixed with one another. The internal seal is sized and located so that the multi-functional package is resistant to bursting when subjected to drop testing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Diversey, Inc.
    Inventor: John Conrardy
  • Patent number: 10259636
    Abstract: A container (1) with separate sealed compartments for different substances. The container (1) comprises separate and relatively sealed first (A), second (B) and third (C) compartments. The first compartment (A) receives a first substance (such as colorant); the second compartment (B) receives a second substance (such as a developing solution); and the third compartment (C) defines a mixing volume for receiving the first and second substances from the first and second compartments. A rupturable portion adjoins the third compartment (C) and separates the first and second compartments (A, B), from the third compartment so that in use, when the a rupturable portion is ruptured substances from the first and second compartments (A, B) can pass to the third compartment (C). A passage (16) is provided in a wall of the third compartment (C) along an edge not shared with either of the first or second compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Charlotte Welch, Brian Welch, Sally Welch
  • Patent number: 10246228
    Abstract: A liquid dispensing container may include a body, lid, valve assembly, and straw. The valve assembly may be movable between a first position to allow contents to be discharged by inverting and/or squeezing the container, and a second position to allow the contents to be discharged by sucking and/or squeezing through a straw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Runway Blue, LLC
    Inventors: David O. Meyers, Nathan K. Hirst
  • Patent number: 10231567
    Abstract: Provided is a portable, self-contained beverage apparatus. The beverage apparatus includes a container assembly having a known storage capacity for storing a consumable liquid, and a dispensing assembly disposed within the container assembly that dispenses variable, non-zero quantities of additives into the consumable liquid. The dispensing assembly includes multiple apertures structured and arranged to retain vessels containing the additives to be dispensed into the consumable liquid. The beverage apparatus also includes a level sensor disposed within the container assembly that determines a consumable liquid level of the consumable liquid stored in the container assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: LIFEFUELS, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathon E. Perrelli, David J. Wheatley, Maxim D. Wheatley, Todd Metlen, Connor J. Bacon