Means To Manipulate Without Rupture Patents (Class 206/221)
  • Patent number: 11026863
    Abstract: A connecting system for providing a fluidic connection, preferably between containers, wherein the connecting system has at least two connecting arrangements configured to produce the fluidic connection, the connecting arrangements each having an opening region which is fluidically sealed in an initial state and is, in particular, film-shaped, brittle, fragile and/or unstable, and wherein the opening regions are each covered in sterile or sterilizable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM VETMEDICA GMBH
    Inventors: Marcus Rainer Rahmel, Guido Endert, Jonas Ruf, Horst Wergen
  • Patent number: 11001425
    Abstract: A closure device for firing an additive into a carbonated beverage bottle with a neck comprises a cap member and a housing. The cap member includes a pressurised tank containing the additive and a propellant and has a bottom aperture. The housing engages with the neck and includes a plug member which engages with the bottom aperture. The cap member can be lifted relative to the housing from a first armed or closed position in which the plug member closes the bottom aperture to a second firing position in which the plug member provides a communication path from the tank through a nozzle in the plug member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Gizmo Packaging Limited
    Inventors: Jordan Maguire, Bernard Frutin
  • Patent number: 10987206
    Abstract: The straw comprises a tube (11) and a stopper (12) fixed relative to the tube (11) and comprising a male connector tip (29) configured in order that a syringe needle (44) having a female connector tip (45) with a frusto-conical internal surface in accordance with a standard can be connected to said stopper (12) by engagement of the female connector tip (45) of the needle on the male connector tip (29) of the stopper (12). The injection device comprises such a straw (10) and a syringe needle (44). The method of emptying the straw comprises the step of pushing the dose of liquid-based substance (21) packaged in the straw (10) towards the stopper (12).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: IMV TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Anne Linda Van Kappel-Dufour, Jean-Charles Gorges, Eric Schmitt
  • Patent number: 10987689
    Abstract: A bottle and a bottle cap device thereof are provided. In the bottle cap device, the outer-cap outer ring is threadedly connected with the inner-cap outer ring, the outer-cap inner ring penetrates through the inner-cap inner ring, the lower end of the outer-cap inner ring protrudes for a distance from the inner-cap inner ring, and the guide tube is arranged to extend in the outer-cap inner ring. The distance is sufficient to allow the end cap to be connected with the lower end of the outer-cap inner ring in a releasably sealing manner, and when the outer-cap outer ring is turned toward the loosening direction, the distance is sufficiently shortened to allow the end cap abutting with the inner-cap inner ring; while the end cap is connected with the inner-cap inner ring, the guide tube is connected with the end-cap hole, such that a stockage space is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Zhejiang Yuejia Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Jing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10899515
    Abstract: A closure device (210) for dispensing an additive product into a container (34) having a main liquid compartment and an opening with a threaded container neck (38) comprises a cap member (36) having a threaded side wall (37) adapted to be secured to the threaded container neck (38), a pressurised fluid chamber (60) fixed to the cap member (36) containing an additive product, and a plug member housing (54) including a plug member (64) engageable in a bottom aperture (66) of the fluid chamber and a flange portion (58) adapted to extend across the top of the container neck (38).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: GIZMO PACKAGING LIMITED
    Inventors: Jordan Maguire, Bernard Frutin
  • Patent number: 10886248
    Abstract: A laser bonding apparatus, a method of bonding a plurality of semiconductor devices arranged on a main substrate of a workpiece, to the main substrate, and a method of manufacturing a semiconductor package, the laser bonding apparatus including a chamber having a transmissive window and in which a workpiece is accommodatable; a gas supply conduit connected to the chamber and configured to supply a gas at an elevated pressure relative to a pressure outside of the chamber; and a laser generator arranged outside the chamber and configured to irradiate the workpiece accommodated in the chamber, through the transmissive window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jun-su Lim, Satoshi Inada
  • Patent number: 10874482
    Abstract: The invention relates to a capsule (3) for producing a composition, particularly for dental care, comprising an enclosure (6) provided with at least two compartments (8), the number of compartments corresponding to the number of components to be mixed, and at least one wall (10) for isolating the components, said wall (10) being provided to isolate the components form each other in storage mode, and to allow fluidic communication between the compartments (8) in mixing mode, said capsule also comprising a driving rod (2), one end of which is designed in compliance with the ISO 1797 standard, for removable attachment to a hand-held part (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Rock Dental AG
    Inventors: Marc Fehlmann, David Bensoussan
  • Patent number: 10835660
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dialysis solution containing bicarbonate, calcium and phosphate, wherein the dialysis solution contains phosphate having a concentration in the range from up to 0.4 mmol/l, preferably in the range from up to 0.375 mmol/l, or in the range from up to 0.25 mmol/l, and particularly preferably in the range from up to 0.2 mmol/l.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Jochen Huppert, Pascal Mathis, Robert Berlich
  • Patent number: 10835082
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mixing vessel 1 provided with: a bottomed vessel main body 2 in which an internal space 2S opens upward through an upper edge opening portion 21; an outer lid 3 capable of sealing the opening portion 21 of the vessel main body 2; and an inner lid 4 disposed inside the vessel main body 2; wherein the inner lid 4 is provided with a cylindrical peripheral wall portion 42 having an inner lid screwing portion (fourth thread portion 41) which can be screwed to the outer lid 3, an inner lid main body portion 43 in which multiple through-holes 45 penetrating in a height direction are formed in a dispersed manner, and a finger catching portion 48 which protrudes downward from the inner lid main body portion 43 and against which a finger can catch. By adopting this configuration, it is possible to provide a mixing vessel 1 with which an operation to detach the inner lid 4 from the outer lid 3 can be performed smoothly and appropriately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: THEANINE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kayoko Terakawa
  • Patent number: 10717584
    Abstract: A mixing bottle for mixing two liquids can include a first and a second storage compartment for storing liquids. The first and the second storage compartments can be separated from each other. The mixing bottle can further include a mixing compartment connected to the first storage compartment by a first dosing device of the mixing bottle, connected to the second storage compartment by a second dosing device of the mixing bottle, and connected to an outlet opening of the mixing bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Fontem Holdings 1 B.V.
    Inventors: Vaclav Borkovec, Nicole Tschierske
  • Patent number: 10689181
    Abstract: A mixing container for mixing multiple materials comprises a container body in which multiple storage chambers are formed in a storage part by a partition wall that is a raised portion of a wall surface forming the storage part, and a lid member attached to the container body such that the multiple storage chambers are separately sealed; the partition wall is configured to be deformable into a concave part recessed in a movement direction of the partition wall through movement in a direction from the lid member toward the container body with a circumferential edge of the storage part sealed to the lid member; and when the partition wall is deformed into the concave part, the multiple storage chambers are deformed into one storage chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA SHOFU
    Inventors: Daisuke Hara, Naoya Kitada, Kenzou Yamamoto, Masahiro Kakimoto, Yoshiyuki Mizoguchi, Yuuta Yamada, Hirokazu Muranushi
  • Patent number: 10669063
    Abstract: A system and method for mixing compounds is disclosed. Accordingly to one embodiment a transfer device is provided that allows for diluent from a syringe to be introduced into a container having a first compound (e.g., powder) in a sterile manner. In second and third embodiments, systems are shown for combining and mixing first and second compounds contained in first and second containers in a sterile manner. Various dropper tips for dispensing the mixed compounds are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: ARCHON PHARMACEUTICAL CONSULTING LLC
    Inventors: William Stratis, Serafin Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10640276
    Abstract: A dual chamber storage device includes a first chamber having a base and a hollow body for storing a first material. A second chamber within the hollow body of the first chamber has a base, a hollow body for storing a second material, and a neck portion. A dispenser housed within the second chamber has a hollow body, a dispensing tip, and a cutting edge. A cap surrounds the end of the dispenser with the cutting edge, is rotatingly connectable with the second chamber neck portion, and is non-rotatingly connectable with the first end of the dispenser. When the cap is rotated relative to the second chamber neck portion, the second end of the dispenser moves toward the base of the second chamber and the cutting edge pierces the base of the second chamber thereby allowing the second material to enter the hollow body of the first chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: BIO-TECHNE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Paul V. McGrath, Thomas M. Pizza, Jerry W. Westwood, Steven L. Hjelm, Keith M. Simeone
  • Patent number: 10610343
    Abstract: An improved method, apparatus and kit for artificially inseminating a female bovine including a bellows-like container having an opening associated therewith for receiving a solution therewithin, a nozzle member having one end portion engageable with the opening associated with the bellows-like container, a hollow metal pipette having a closed terminal end portion for insertion into the reproductive organs of a female bovine, and a flexible tube member having one end portion engageable with the terminal end portion of the nozzle member and having its opposite end portion engageable with the proximal end portion of the metal pipette. The flexible tubing connecting the nozzle member with the metal pipette allows the bellows-like container to be elevated to a substantially vertical position prior to evacuating the semen/diluent solution from the bellows-like container through the present apparatus to the reproductive organs of a female bovine during the insemination process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Brad K. Stroud
  • Patent number: 10569240
    Abstract: A container system for separately storing and mixing two or more substances. The container system comprises a mixing container having a main container that stores one or more first substances. The main container has a first upper opening. The container system also includes a storage repository coupled to main container, and which stores one or more second substances. The storage repository includes a lip defining a second upper opening, which has an outside diameter smaller than the diameter of the first upper opening. Additionally, the container system includes a mixing blade having an outside diameter smaller than the diameter of the first upper opening. The mixing blade also has a plurality of openings. The container system includes a releasable liner placed over the storage repository's lip, and the storage repository's lip forms a seal with a lower surface of the releasable liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: DryBev International, Inc.
    Inventor: Theodore Casey
  • Patent number: 10537657
    Abstract: A curable composition apportioned between at least one Part A and at least one Part B, the Parts sealed within barrier means preventing contamination, the at least one Part A comprising: (i) one or more alkenyl-group containing prepolymers having at least one alkenyl group or moiety per molecule, and the at least one Part B comprising: (ii) one or more SiH-containing prepolymers having at least one Si—H unit per molecule; the composition additionally comprising: (iii) a catalyst for curing by addition of alkenyl-containing prepolymer (i) to SiH-containing prepolymer (ii), wherein prepolymer (ii) is substantially absent from Part A and prepolymer (i) is substantially absent from Part B, methods for preparing the composition, methods for sterilisation thereof, medical and non-medical use thereof, a device incorporating the composition, and a precursor therefor including its sterilisable precursor composition, in particular a terminally sterilisable or terminally sterile composition for medical use, particularly
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignees: Smith & Nephew PLC, Bluestar Silicones France SAS
    Inventors: Marcus Damian Phillips, Delphine Blanc
  • Patent number: 10537892
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are devices and techniques for providing for enhanced fluid mixing in a sample vial. A plunger head may be removably housed inside of a cap that is attached to a container; the cap may have an opening allowing a shaft, e.g., a probe or sipper shaft, to be inserted into the cap and into the plunger head. The shaft may be used to push the plunger head free of the cap, and then to reciprocate the plunger head within the container to mix the content. Withdrawal of the shaft may then cause the plunger head to disengage from the shaft and remain in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventors: James Christopher Blake, Umberto Ulmanella, Bradley Kent Drews, Michael Dai Wang, Stephen Wayne Clark, Michael Adalbert Niziolek
  • Patent number: 10534993
    Abstract: A cap seal includes a cylindrical member covering a side face of the container, and a top face including an IC tag and connected to a first end that is one of two axial ends of the cylindrical member to close the cylindrical member at the first end. The cylindrical member includes a metal portion disposed on the side face of the container, and at least one insulating portion extending from the first end. The cylindrical member forms a closed annular shape in a circumferential direction of the cylindrical member, and the metal portion and the insulating portion are joined to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Shinohara, Takamitsu Nakabayashi, Keinosuke Yamaoka
  • Patent number: 10518936
    Abstract: A plug for releasably sealing a connection channel connecting an upper chamber comprising a first component with a lower chamber comprising a second component of a two-chamber container, comprising a plug body for being inserted into the connection channel with a sealing force, a guiding member for guiding the plug in axial direction inside the upper chamber, wherein the guiding member comprises a larger extension in radial direction than the plug body and the guiding member is axially spaced to the plug body by an unsealing distance, and a head part for pushing out a folded nozzle sealing the upper chamber, wherein the head part protrudes from the guiding member away from the plug body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: KAO GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Manfred Lott, Frank Zeiter
  • Patent number: 10500309
    Abstract: Described are medical products including an adhesive containing a polypeptide component such as gelatin and a tackiness-providing polyhydroxy compound, such as at least one compound selected from the group consisting of glycerin and fructose. Such medical products can find use as a bolster material for use in conjunction with a surgical fastening device such as a stapler. Other medical applications utilizing a medical product of the invention include tissue repair and pharmaceutical delivery to a desired location. Related methods of manufacture and use are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Cook Biotech Incorporated
    Inventors: Bhavin Shah, Paul J. Hall
  • Patent number: 10474591
    Abstract: An intelligent electronic device (IED), e.g., an electrical power meter, having at least one removable memory device for storing data sensed and generated by the intelligent electronic device is provided. The IED includes a housing; at least one sensor; at least one analog-to-digital converter; at least one processing unit coupled to the at least one analog-to-digital converter configured to receive the digital data and store the digital data in a removable memory; and at least one device controller coupled to the at least one processing unit, the at least one device controller including an interface disposed on the housing for interfacing with the removable memory, wherein the at least one device controller is operative as a USB master or USB slave device controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Electro Industries/Gauge Tech
    Inventors: Erran Kagan, Tibor Banhegyesi, Avi Cohen
  • Patent number: 10456526
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a multi-compartment medical device for segregated storage and on demand mixing of at least two components and expression of a resulting mixture from the device having a tubular barrel with an opening and a gasket sealing the rear end through which a plunger is axially slidable within the tubular barrel. At least one bypass is provided in the barrel in order to enable fluid movement of the components between front and rear compartments and rear compartments. The present invention is also directed to methods for the use of such devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Lan Wang, Leo B. Kriksunov
  • Patent number: 10427826
    Abstract: This reusable jug allows for storage within attachable pockets, an internal receptacle, or both. Many individuals that routinely exercise carry gallon jugs with them throughout her or his day to stay hydrated. This invention allows each individual to reuse their jug after each use while also utilizing the jug to carry personal items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Haggai Seda
  • Patent number: 10414563
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sealing cap and a container having the sealing cap. Using an opposite screw direction, when a cap body is screwed at a mouth of the container, an inner cover is moved toward a chamber of a container body relative to a lower extension tube of the cap body until an aperture of the lower extension tube is communicated with at least one release hole of the inner cover, such that an additive drops from the release hole to be mixed with the liquid in the container. The operation is simple and clear. When the cap body is rotated to disengage from the mouth, the release hole is closed again to prevent the remaining additive from dripping out of the cap body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Fang Lin Yang
  • Patent number: 10369250
    Abstract: A curable composition apportioned between at least one Part A and at least one Part B, the Parts sealed within barrier means preventing contamination, the at least one Part A comprising: (i) one or more alkenyl-group containing prepolymers having at least one alkenyl group or moiety per molecule, and the at least one Part B comprising: (ii) one or more SiH-containing prepolymers having at least one Si—H unit per molecule; the composition additionally comprising: (iii) a catalyst for curing by addition of alkenyl-containing prepolymer (i) to SiH-containing prepolymer (ii), wherein prepolymer (ii) is substantially absent from Part A and prepolymer (i) is substantially absent from Part B, methods for preparing the composition, methods for sterilisation thereof, medical and non-medical use thereof, a device incorporating the composition, and a precursor therefor including its sterilisable precursor composition, in particular a terminally sterilisable or terminally sterile composition for medical use, particularly
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignees: Smith & Nephew PLC, Bluestar Silicones France SAS
    Inventors: Marcus Damian Phillips, Delphine Blanc
  • Patent number: 10342696
    Abstract: Hypothermic therapy headgear for patients includes a headpiece for engaging the head of the patient and a cooling member engaged to the headpiece for contacting at least one surface portion of the patient. The cooling member includes at least one cooling surface for contacting the surface portion of the patient, and at least two endothermic reaction components. The endothermic reaction components have an initial state where the endothermic reaction components are separated from contact with each other, and a treatment state in which the endothermic reaction components are placed into contact, wherein an endothermic reaction takes place and cools the cooling surface and the corresponding portion of the patient. An activation device selectively places the endothermic reaction components into the treatment state when a patient is in need of hypothermic therapy. A thermal therapy device and a method for administering thermal therapy are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: David Rand, William Rand, Felipe Echeverri
  • Patent number: 10258501
    Abstract: A sorption-based, adhesive contact apparatus and method for contact cooling a patient via conductive thermal exchange are described. The apparatus includes a pad, having a fluid containing layer and adhesive contact surface, and a sorption-based device, fluidly interconnectable to the fluid containing layer, for vaporizing fluid contained in the fluid containing layer and for sorping the vaporized fluid. The fluid vaporization and the vapor sorption cools the adhesive contact surface of the pad. A port control member may selectively establish fluid interconnection between the fluid containing layer and sorption-based device. An internal pressure of the sorption-based device may be established lower than an internal pressure of the fluid-containing layer prior to fluid interconnection therebetween. A fluid retention member and path defining members may be included to facilitate vaporization, vapor diffusion and vapor sorption, thereby enhancing uniform cooling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Medivance Incorporated
    Inventor: Gary A. Carson
  • Patent number: 10233007
    Abstract: A package includes a chamber portion, a hollow frame adjacent to the chamber portion, and a frangible chamber closure zone between the chamber portion and the frame. A method of releasing at least one agent into a chamber portion of a package includes rupturing a frangible closure between the chamber portion and a hollow frame to release the at least one agent contained in the hollow frame into the chamber portion. A process of packaging includes providing a base web; placing a product on the base web; positioning over the product a lid web; fixing the lid web to the base web to form a chamber portion enclosing the product; fixing the lid web to the base web to form a hollow frame adjacent to the chamber portion; and including an agent in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Cryovac, LLC
    Inventors: Alessandra Secchi, Riccardo Palumbo, Dario Distefano, Serena Della Bianca
  • Patent number: 10144564
    Abstract: A cap for a container, wherein the cap is adapted to be positioned across the mouth of a container, the cap comprising: an upper portion that lies across the mouth of a container; a sealed compartment for storing contents to be added to the container interior, the compartment being located below the upper portion, and defined by a lower membrane and a wall extending between the upper portion and the lower membrane, wherein the lower membrane is rupturable; and a piercer in the sealed compartment that is actuable through the upper portion to pierce the lower membrane, wherein the piercer is configured to form a passage therethrough to open the compartment to the container interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: VINNOVATE PTY LTD
    Inventors: Jon Graham Seddon, Michael Russell
  • Patent number: 10130771
    Abstract: A syringe barrel includes a hollow barrel portion that has a proximal-end opening at a proximal end of the barrel portion and is configured such that a gasket is insertable from the proximal-end opening into the barrel portion. An inner peripheral portion of the barrel portion includes a tapered portion in a main area of the inner peripheral portion in an axial direction, the tapered portion having an inner diameter that gradually increases toward a distal end of the tapered portion from a proximal end of the tapered portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: TERUMO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hitoshi Okihara
  • Patent number: 10132165
    Abstract: A grouting system for anchoring a reinforcement in a mine includes a package that is a tubular member formed of polymer film and has discrete first and second compartments. Hardenable cementitious material that is a hydratable substance and water is disposed in the first compartment. A method of forming a resin grouting capsule includes: injecting a hardenable material into a first compartment of the capsule having resin mastic; wherein the hardenable material does not substantially react with the resin mastic when injected into the first compartment. Another method of forming a resin grouting capsule includes: injecting a hardenable material into a first compartment of the capsule having catalyst mastic; wherein the hardenable material does not substantially react with the catalyst mastic when injected into the first compartment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Terrasimco, Inc.
    Inventors: Walter John Simmons, Walter Neal Simmons
  • Patent number: 10092312
    Abstract: A device and a method for delivering a solution to tissues and/or organs is described. The solution contains at least one solvent and at least one solute. The device includes at least one chamber which contains sodium 2-mercaptoethanesulfonate in powder form. The method includes the steps of dissolving the solute in the solvent inside the device. The resulting solution is delivered immediately to tissues and/or organs to facilitate dissection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: AUXIN SURGERY SA
    Inventor: Gilles Capart
  • Patent number: 10093479
    Abstract: A dispenser cartridge for use in a dispenser arrangement for introducing at least one dispensed substance into a liquid, includes an enveloping element with a continuous central space and with at least two openings for the entry and exit of the liquid respectively, wherein the dispensed substance is provided in the central space wherein first and second sealing means are provided which seal the openings completely in an initial configuration, wherein the sealing means can be brought into an operating configuration in which a flow path through the enveloping element is opened for the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: NUAPUA GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Fuchs, Hermann Bürtlmair
  • Patent number: 10086980
    Abstract: An object is to provide a container sealing device which can perform an opening of an inner plug with a clear opening feeling. An inner plug 10 is assembled in advance to an upper closure 20 by using a second screwing part 52. At this time, since an assembling interval between a separation part 12 and the upper closure 20 can be adjusted by tip end parts 16t and 20u of a cylindrical part 16 which are first stoppers and the small-diameter cylinder part 20d, the second screwing part 52 can be brought into a lock state of being screwed to the deepest position or a state close to that. In opening the plug, the first screwing part 51 is loosened the second screwing part 52 is tightened, and the separation part 12 can be rapidly and reliably separated from a body part 10b of the inner plug 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Tokan Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takamitsu Isogai
  • Patent number: 10081481
    Abstract: The invention relates to single chamber containers with internal indentions having rigid, semi-flexible and/or collapsible walls, upon which flexible seals are placed to form separate compartments. Between these compartments is a rigid, semi-flexible and/or collapsible section that may have optional cutting rings welded. By applying pressure and/or suction on one or more of the container portions, the seal is either pressure or mechanically broken. After a quick agitation, the consumer simply opens the discharge end and is ready to enjoy an instantly mixed beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Alberto Fernandez de Castro
  • Patent number: 10034581
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dual content mixing container, and the dual content mixing container according to the present invention is constituted in such a way that a second content substance housed in a storage chamber is mixed with a first content substance housed in a main container body by moving a hermetically sealing member downwards by means of action whereby a rotating cap is rotated, and thus the invention affords convenience to the user as the first and second content substances can be mixed by means of a simple action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: YONWOO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Su-Jin Son, Ki-Young Ham, You-Seob Kim
  • Patent number: 10010708
    Abstract: A microneedle cartridge is provided comprising a pair of concentric cylinders wherein an inner cylinder supports a microneedle array block and moves up and down an inside cylinder, driven by a central rod which connects the microneedle array to a drive motor. An inner baffle cylinder fits inside the inner cylinder and surrounds the central rod, isolating the microneedle array from the internal cavity of the machine. Fabric gaskets treated with antimicrobial solution are placed at the locations where the inner baffle cylinder meets the inner cylinder and where the inner cylinder meets the outer cylinder. A piston rod cradle at the bottom of the cartridge engages a cup-shaped polymer reciprocating piston rod that interacts with the device motor through a connecting metal piston. A removable, autoclavable metal nosecone covers the cartridge assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Esthetic Education LLC
    Inventors: Kristin Groop, Lawrence G Groop
  • Patent number: 10011399
    Abstract: A hermetically sealed enclosure for use in fabricating a polymeric dental article. Monomers are mixed within the enclosure by squeezing a first burst pouch to break a first burst seal between it and a second burst pouch and manipulating the enclosure by hand to initiate a polymerization reaction while the enclosure remains hermetically sealed. A second burst seal between the second burst pouch and a dispensing funnel chamber is broken by further squeezing which forces the mixture into the dispensing funnel chamber. The mixture is dispensed from an outlet of the dispensing funnel chamber by further squeezing after a tear-off strip closing the outlet has been torn off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Loren S. Adell
  • Patent number: 9981785
    Abstract: A tamper evident closure and spout are provided. The closure includes an outer wall and a central wall supported from the outer wall. The closure defines a passage extending between an upper edge and a lower edge of the closure and located between an inner surface of the outer wall and an outer surface of the central wall. The closure includes a tamper-indicating band extending from the central wall. The spout includes a wall portion and a central channel extending through the wall portion between an inlet opening and an outlet opening. The spout includes a structure located below the inlet opening the first and second exterior surfaces are both angled toward the central axis of the spout.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Silgan White Cap LLC
    Inventor: Gary Berge
  • Patent number: 9926129
    Abstract: A single hole single action aerosol can comprises, a can body having a lower portion and an upper portion, a valve housing, an inner sleeve having a suction tube and a plurality of plastic wings arranged around the suction tube, a detachable unit, a dip tube configured to discharge a mixture from the can body. The upper portion of the can body comprises a stem, an outer gasket, an inner gasket, a mounting cup, a spring and a nozzle. The inner sleeve having a chemical A and the can body having a chemical B. Further, the mixture configured to include chemical A and chemical B. Also, the inner sleeve is integrated with the suction tube for mixing the chemical A and chemical B and discharging the mixture from the can body with single action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: ORIENTUS INDUSTRY SDN. BHD.
    Inventor: Yoke En Ong
  • Patent number: 9914578
    Abstract: A packaging for multi-component adhesives comprises (1) a first section which contains at least three individual components of the multi-component adhesive and (2) a second section which contains at least two individual components of the multi-component adhesive. The individual components of the multi-component adhesive are distributed to the two sections in such a way that a reaction between the individual components is prevented and hardening of the adhesive takes place only after complete mixture of the individual components. This makes stable storage of the components possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Armin Pfeil, Frank Thiemann
  • Patent number: 9902537
    Abstract: A dual chambered receptacle configured to retain a first ingredient and a second ingredient comprises a first portion having a cover and a rupturing member. The receptacle includes a second portion having a cup and a perimeter portion. The second portion is configured to be removably secured to the first portion. The cup is configured to retain the first ingredient. A seal is coupled to first portion and the second portion when the first portion is removably secured to the second portion. The receptacle includes a vessel having a mouth. The vessel is configured to retain the second ingredient. The seal is configured to detach from the second portion to allow the first ingredient to fall into the vessel to mix with the second ingredient when the first portion is moved relative to the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Inventors: Camellia Abou-Odah, Basimah Khulusi
  • Patent number: 9902538
    Abstract: A closure device for a container comprising a cover element for closing the container, a chamber arranged on the cover element and an inner housing. The chamber has a chamber end piece having an outlet opening that can be closed by means of a closure means. The inner housing comprises opening means for opening the outlet opening, wherein the chamber can be moved relative to the inner housing from a closed position into an outlet position. The chamber and the chamber end piece are connected to each other in a fluid-tight and gas-tight manner by means of a plastic seal injection molded on chamber and chamber end piece, wherein chamber, chamber end piece and plastic seal are formed from the same plastic. The invention further relates to a method for producing a closure device or a chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: RPC Bramlage GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Presche
  • Patent number: 9863868
    Abstract: Various systems and methods of analyzing one or more properties of a sample are provided. The system includes a self-contained purging device having a sample holder and one or more analyzers for analyzing one or more properties of the sample. The purging device is configured to remove sample contained within the sample holder when an analysis is complete. In one embodiment the purging device is configured via an air pump having a tube in fluid communication with an air inlet of the sample holder, wherein the air pump is configured to deliver pressurized air to the air inlet and thereby purge the sample. The pressurized air is localized ambient air, and substantially free of contaminants. Methods and other systems are also described and illustrated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: H2Optx Inc.
    Inventors: Rudolf J. Hofmeister, Donald A. Ice, Scott W. Tandy
  • Patent number: 9861752
    Abstract: A mixing nozzle includes at least two individual mixing channels dimensioned to create a turbulent flow effect to facilitate dispersion of the components of a medical agent, such as a liquid embolic composition, during delivery, e.g., to vasculature of a subject. In some examples, the mixing nozzle is configured to be mechanically and fluidically connected to a syringe, a catheter, or both the syringe and the catheter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Christopher Buder, Andrew Koss, Anastasia Righter
  • Patent number: 9855571
    Abstract: The disposable assembly has a closed body, for containing a first component and having a lateral surface, a bottom and an upper opening. The bottom has a mounting projection extending within the body for its sealed interlocking engagement in the complementary conformation of the lower end of a hollow inner tubular member intended to contain a second component while its other end is closed by a sealing means. A shutter is tightly mounted on the opening of the body using screws, or by clipping or interlocking. The shutter and the sealing means or the shutter and the hollow tubular element can be a single piece. The presently described embodiments are suitable for producers of paint, varnishes, primers and other products to be sprayed or projected using a gun and other manufacturers of spray or paint guns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventors: Michel Camilleri, Joseph Guarino
  • Patent number: 9795267
    Abstract: A multi step cleaning system, for cleaning a cleaning surface using a first cleaning solution containing alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride and a second cleaning solution containing acetic acid. The first cleaning solution is impregnated in a first wipe, and the second cleaning solution is impregnated in a second wipe. The wipes are sealed and provided to the user in a double chambered packet, having a first chamber and a second chamber that are isolated from each other. In use, after the packet is opened, the first wipe is used to wipe the cleaning surface, the cleaning surface is fully dried, and the second wipe is used to wipe the cleaning surface. The cleaning surface is left with an extraordinary shine that is long lasting and repels dirt, dust, and grime.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Catherine Gentile
  • Patent number: 9775690
    Abstract: A container 10 for mixing and dispensing of material having a liquid receptacle 14 and a plunger 18. The receptacle 14 has a front portion 36 and the plunger 18 has a forwardly projecting sharp protrusion 42 having a shaft 72 which terminates in a sharp outer end 78, 82. Upon the plunger 18 being depressed the sharp protrusion 42 pierces a front portion 36 of the liquid receptacle 14 and the liquid in the receptacle 14 is pushed hydraulically through the front portion 36 into a main chamber 17. Thus the liquid contacts material in the main chamber 17 to form a mixture. The plunger 18 can continue to be depressed so as to break the front portion 36 of the liquid receptacle 14 away and then push the material in the main chamber 17 towards a dispensing nozzle 26. The main chamber 17 has a frangible membrane 22 at a distal end 13 thereof which is hydraulically broken by pressure applied from the material in the main chamber 17 so that the material can be dispensed from the container 10.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: SDI NORTH AMERICA INC.
    Inventor: Joshua James Cheetham
  • Patent number: 9758283
    Abstract: A cap made up of a body defining an interior volume for receiving a liquid or powdered or pasty composition intended to be transferred into a container having a threaded neck, the cap having a skirt provided with a thread matching the thread of the neck of the container, and a membrane connected to the inner wall of the body by a generally annular peripheral zone, wherein it has a break-off line situated between the peripheral zone and the membrane, such annular peripheral zone being so configured as to bear on the upper surface of the neck of the bottle during screwing of the skirt onto the threaded neck of the container and to cause at least a partial rupture of the break-off line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignees: EUROMOULE, DOUCET
    Inventor: Frederic M Prost
  • Patent number: 9743803
    Abstract: A mixing container is designed to be disassemblable so that its component parts can be thoroughly cleaned. The container has a removable base which includes a valve assembly through which fluid concentrates can be added from a replaceable pod, In some embodiments, a measuring cup is a part of the removable base. In other embodiments, a measuring receptacle is integrated with the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: REPLENISH BOTTLING, LLC
    Inventor: Jason E. Foster