Means To Manipulate Without Rupture Patents (Class 206/221)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9738430
    Abstract: A pouch container (1) for a food product, a filled container, and a method of filling are described. The container (1) comprises a sheet containment material configured surroundingly and sealingly to define a food containment volume, at least one closure seam (7) provided within the volume between paired opposing surfaces of the said sheet containment material to divide the containment volume into two food compartments (8,9) suitable to contain food product in use, wherein the said closure seam (7) has a pressure sensitive apertured portion (14) adapted to be closed at ambient pressure but to open when an internal pressure differential between the compartments reaches a predetermined point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventor: Elizabeth Johnson
  • Patent number: 9731076
    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: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi-Lan Wang, Leo B. Kriksunov
  • Patent number: 9731867
    Abstract: A container arrangement for product comprises at least one first independent container part having a closable dispensing opening and a second independent container part having a closable dispensing opening. The second container part can be arranged detachably in a recess of the first container part in such a manner that the first container part and the second container part are connected to form the container arrangement, wherein the first dispensing opening and the second dispensing opening point in different directions. The first dispensing opening can be closed by a first closure part and the second dispensing opening can be closed by a second closure part. At least the second closure part overlaps a subregion of the second container part and a subregion of the first container part in a locking manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CORPACK GMBH
    Inventor: Jean Paul Corbeil
  • Patent number: 9718599
    Abstract: A container system for separately storing and mixing two or more substances. The container system is comprised of a main container for holding at least one first substance and a cup for holding at least one second substance, the cup being removably mounted on the neck of the main container such that at least a portion of the cup is suspended within the main container. The cup has an upper portion, a lower portion and one or more arms for connecting the upper and lower portions. Apertures are formed between the upper and lower portions of the cup such that the contents of the cup may mix with the contents of the main container following removal of an inner cap attached to the cup, and agitation of the main container. The cup and neck are sized to provide a void therebetween, thereby also permitting the substances to mix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Theodore Casey
  • Patent number: 9707157
    Abstract: A multi-medicament container including a vessel body, a plurality of plungers, and a rod is disclosed. The vessel body has an opening end and a closed end. The plungers are received in the vessel body, with the plungers spaced from each other to define a plurality of chambers in the vessel body, with each of the plungers having a passage, and with the passages having a common central line. The rod detachably and fluid-tightly stuffs the passages of the plungers, with an end of the rod extending out of the vessel body from the opening end of the vessel body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Inventor: Kuo-Cheng Wu
  • Patent number: 9701453
    Abstract: The invention relates to a closure cap for attaching to a liquid container, wherein the closure cap comprises a spout opening (11) and a receiving element (8), which together with the closure cap forms a common receiving volume for receiving at least one dispensing body, and the closure cap can be opened, thus forming an entrance (2) to the receiving volume (20) in order to enable the introduction of the at least one dispensing body into the receiving volume, wherein the receiving element (8) is permeable to a liquid in order to allow the at least one dispensing body to come into contact with the liquid, wherein a closure element (1) connected to the closure cap is provided, by means of which the entrance (2) can be sealed in a liquid-tight manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Moradi Consulting GmbH
    Inventor: Shahriar Moradi
  • Patent number: 9682814
    Abstract: A capsule includes a casing provided with a base wall and a side wall defining a cavity that is suitable for containing an initial product to be combined with a fluid for making a final product. The base wall is provided with an outlet for dispensing the final product. The base wall is deformable and transitions from an initial configuration to a final configuration following a pressure increase inside the cavity. The capsule includes a closing element positioned inside the cavity, facing and adjacent to the base wall and provided with a closing portion arranged for engaging and closing the outlet in the initial configuration of the base wall, and for disengaging and opening the outlet in the final configuration so as to enable the final product to exit and be dispensed through the outlet of the base wall when it is in the final configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Sarong Societa' per Azioni
    Inventors: Andrea Bartoli, Alberto Bartoli, Flavio Traldi
  • Patent number: 9650175
    Abstract: A container includes a body, at least one partitioning plug, a stopper and a driving rod. The body has an opening on one end thereof, as well as a closed end on an other end thereof. The at least one partitioning plug is disposed in the body to divide the body into at least two chambers, wherein each of the at least one partitioning plug has a through-hole. The stopper is disposed at the opening of the body and has a through-hole. The driving rod is equipped with at least one blocking portion movably engaged in the through-hole or through-holes of the at least one partitioning plug, wherein one end of the driving rod protrudes from the opening of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventor: Kuo-Cheng Wu
  • Patent number: 9649430
    Abstract: A delivery system for delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient includes a catheter, a stop feature, a container and a bar. The catheter has a proximal end and a distal end and includes a body defining a lumen that extends to the distal end of the catheter. The stop feature is in proximity to the distal end of the catheter. The container is configured to house the therapeutic agent and is insertable and slidably disposable in the lumen of the catheter. The container is also configured to engage the stop feature of the catheter. The bar is slidably disposable in the lumen of the catheter. Sliding of the bar distally in the lumen forces the therapeutic agent out of the container and out of the lumen when the container is engaged with the stop feature. The stop feature is configured to inhibit the container from exiting the lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Prasanga Hiniduma-Lokuge, Daniel Sigg, Xiaohong Qiu
  • Patent number: 9629782
    Abstract: An apparatus for a baby bottle container may include a plug assembly. A plug assembly may include a wall forming an inner volume. A plug may extend from the wall and form a portion of the inner volume. The plug assembly may be capable of removable attachment to a baby bottle container. An apparatus for a baby bottle container may include a chamber assembly capable of removable attachment to the plug assembly. The chamber assembly may comprise a partition configured to receive a portion of the plug within the inner volume of the plug assembly. The chamber assembly may be axially slidable about the plug assembly to selectively engage the partition with the plug to form a seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Lacy Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott H. Hayes
  • Patent number: 9623274
    Abstract: A versatile, functional training device of substantially elliptical shape and comprising a fluid weight that employs principles of unstable resistance as a means of increasing balance, stability, overall strength, core strength and proprioception while increasing lean muscle mass and burning calories. During operation, a user moves the device through a regimen of individualized movements, and the fluid weight moves and shifts inside the device, creating a instability at a point of resistance. The device comprises D-shaped handles with finger grooves adapted for maneuverability. The handles also may be filled with fluid to increase the weight and adaptability of the device across multiple activities and physical regimens. Measuring scales are provided on the device to measure the amount of fluid added to or removed from the device. The device may be transparent or translucent, and the fluid weight may be tinted to aid in visibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Mobius Enterprises, LLC
    Inventors: John Holt, IV, Garry E. Anderson, Brenton Robinson
  • Patent number: 9617051
    Abstract: A bottle cap that is an apparatus for containing heterogeneous materials, applied in the discharge direction of materials in a container, comprises: a main body coupled to a bottle neck; and a containing unit assembled inside the main body with a storage space. An activated unit is assembled in the center of the upper support unit of the main body. An activation unit for downward movement is coupled to the activated unit so that the activated unit may move downward by a separate activation unit. An opening/closing unit is coupled with the lower part of the activated unit with the above structure in order to seal an opening/closing hole of the storage space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Inventors: Jeong-Min Lee, Seong-Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 9617050
    Abstract: A closure assembly has a closure cap (2) adapted to be fitted to the neck of container to close the container. The cap (2) has an upper wall (4) and a cylindrical skirt (5) depending therefrom. A reservoir (7) is formed on the underside of the upper wall (4) radially within the skirt (5) and has a dispensing opening (9). A closing member (3) is fitted into the closure cap (2) to close the dispensing opening in the reservoir. When the closure cap (2) is removed from the container, the closing member (3) remains held within the neck of the container and is separated from the closure cap so that the dispensing opening is opened and material contained therein is dispensed into the container. The closure cap is provided with sealing means for directly sealing against the neck of a container such as an annular wall (12) extendin downwardly from the underside of the upper wall of the closure cap (2) to fit sealingly into the neck of the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: OBRIST CLOSURES SWITZERLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Lino Dreyer, Klaus Thanisch, Klaus Natersky
  • Patent number: 9598220
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dissimilar content mixing cosmetic container, including a dual container body, an airless pump, and a push button, wherein, a dissimilar content receiving means, which raises a mixing member by a repulsive force of a resilient member caused by releasing of a catching boss of the mixing member, damages a sealing plate of a first content receiving means, presses contents2 received in the dissimilar content receiving means, and discharges the contents2 within contents1 received in the dual container body to be mixed, is provided, and contents3 are discharged by a push operation of the airless pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Joon Young Kim, Oh Soo Lee, Sung il Kang
  • Patent number: 9596880
    Abstract: A dispenser for delivering a pourable, edible substance, such as salt, to the exterior surface of a bottle neck provides a body with a closed end and an open end. An interior compartment contains the pourable substance. The closed end has a planar exterior surface for securely positioning the dispenser on a horizontal surface such as a countertop. The open end has a mouth sized to receive the beverage bottle neck. A movable cap is attached to the body or a removable closure assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Inventors: Carlos Gutierrez, Fabian Hernandez
  • Patent number: 9566214
    Abstract: A reusable, portable attachment for coupling in between a baby bottle top and a baby bottle container that comprises a container compartment for storing powdered formula separately from water prior to feeding, a hollow compartment, a removable seal therebetween, and a release actuator for releasing the seal to mix the powdered formula and water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Formulawise, Inc.
    Inventors: John K. Eitrheim, Tracy W. Escobar
  • Patent number: 9540160
    Abstract: In a packaging for filler materials, in particular a bag or pouch made of a plastic film, with a packaging wall enclosing the filler material, which is formed by means of at least one front and rear wall (2, 3, 22, 23), wherein the front and rear wall are joined to one another in the base region (5, 25) via a stand base (4, 24), which is formed from at least two inner layers of an in-fold of a tubular web section folded at least on one side in the longitudinal direction; the front and rear walls (2, 3, 22, 23) each have a fold-over (7, 8, 27, 28) in the header region (6, 26) of the packaging (1, 21), wherein the upper wall section of one of the walls (2, 23) is folded over upon itself so as to form a multi-layer region (16, 40), and wherein the upper wall section of the other wall (3, 22) is folded over with its inner face onto the multi-layer region (16, 40) so as to form an overlap region (17, 41), and in the overlap region (17, 41) at least one joining seam (9, 29) is provided, by means of which certain la
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Nordfolien GmbH
    Inventor: Klaus Gruterich
  • Patent number: 9539158
    Abstract: The bag has a closure mechanism that simplifies and reduces the cost of the bag as compared to bags with conventional one-way valves. In one embodiment the valve is formed by two bond lines extending across the width of a plastic bag at different heights and terminating with one bond line above the other to leave an opening through which the bag is filled. Hydrophilic material expands to tension the opening and pinch it closed. In a second embodiment the one-way valve is formed on the angled edges of a two layer insert. This embodiment is functional with or without hydrophilic material. In both embodiments a supplemental closure is secured at the top of the bag to simplify opening the bag top and holding the bag while in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: American Innotek, Inc.
    Inventors: Clarence A. Cassidy, Niki J Kopenhaver, Edward P Royka, Jr., Steven M. Patlan
  • Patent number: 9532914
    Abstract: A lifting assistance device to aid in lifting an immobile person includes a panel that is flexible and has opposing ends that comprise sleeves. A first fastener is coupled to a first end of a strap. A second fastener is adjustably coupled to the strap between the first end and a second end of the strap. The second fastener is complimentary to the first fastener. The strap is positioned in and extends through the sleeves, such that the first fastener and the second fastener extend from the sleeves on a respective one of a pair of opposing edges of the panel. The first fastener is couplable to the second fastener to form a loop. The loop has a pair of exposed sections positioned adjacent to the opposing edges of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Inventor: Rizalina Nichols
  • Patent number: 9522771
    Abstract: A container for receiving two materials includes a main body, a controlling member, and a bottle cap. The main body has a head segment, a body segment connected to the head segment and a neck segment formed therebetween. The controlling member has a sealing portion to mate with the neck segment to divide the space within the main body into an upper cavity and a lower cavity. The bottle cap is configured to the head segment. An engaging portion is configured on the inner wall of the bottle cap. A connecting portion is standing on the sealing portion, and an engaging groove is defined on the connecting portion to be engaged with the engaging portion. Accordingly, when the bottle cap is rotated, the controlling member is driven to allow the sealing portion detaching from the neck portion, such that the upper cavity communicates with the lower cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Inventor: Fang Lin Yang