Tear Strip Or Piercer Patents (Class 206/222)
  • Patent number: 10709576
    Abstract: A bone material dispensing apparatus for preparing, mixing, and dispensing bone material into a foldable container is provided. In some embodiments, the dispensing apparatus comprises a tray and a foldable container. The tray includes a mixing surface, a dispensing surface and a means to measure the amount of material to be dispensed. A kit including a tray, a foldable container, and a spatula are also provided. A method of using the dispensing apparatus to deliver the bone material to a bone defect is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel A. Shimko, Jared J. Diegmueller, Jonathan M. Dewey, Kerem N. Kalpakci
  • Patent number: 10703552
    Abstract: A liquid drink concentrate dispensing system is provided. It includes a concentrate storage container and a housing with a piercing device for providing a flow path for selective discharge of drink concentrate into a cup for diluting with water. The storage container includes a pump to effect selective discharge of the concentrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventors: Charlee Crocker, James P. Crocker
  • Patent number: 10662470
    Abstract: Methods and devices for forming droplets are provided. In certain embodiments, the methods and devices form droplets having different diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: LUMINEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nicolas Arab, Arnold Estrada, Daniel Fine, Ross Johnson
  • Patent number: 10647564
    Abstract: An adapter having a female coupling configured to receive and establish a friction seal with a male coupling of an external device for inserting or extracting a liquid to or from a container, by applying a load to the male coupling after inserting it into the female coupling, the load being provided by the weight of a portion of the external device, the adapter being configured for insertion in a mouth of the container and secured therein using a stretchable membrane that fits snugly around the mouth of the container for obtaining a tight seal, the stretchable membrane having tabs for a user to grasp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Inventor: Edward Showalter
  • Patent number: 10610045
    Abstract: Apparatuses related to a beverage system. The system includes a piercing apparatus that includes an inner ring composed of a rigid material and an outer ring composed of a flexible material that encompasses the inner ring. The outer ring has an upper portion disposed above the inner ring that has a greater range of motion than the outer ring that encompasses the inner ring. The piercing apparatus further includes a piercer composed of a rigid material that is connected to the inner ring by a plurality of arms that radially extend from the piercer to the inner ring. The plurality of arms define a plurality of openings between the arms. The outer ring includes a protrusion that circumferentially protrudes outward from an outer surface of the outer ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Hernan Marina, Dario Federico Stanziano, Hernán Javier Giorgi, Tomás Águila
  • Patent number: 10570009
    Abstract: A microelectromechanical device having a first substrate of semiconductor material and a second substrate of semiconductor material having a bonding recess delimited by projecting portions, monolithic therewith. The bonding recess forms a closed cavity with the first substrate. A bonding structure is arranged within the closed cavity and is bonded to the first and second substrates. A microelectromechanical structure is formed in a substrate chosen between the first and second substrates. The device is manufactured by forming the bonding recess in a first wafer; depositing a bonding mass in the bonding recess, the bonding mass having a greater depth than the bonding recess; and bonding the two wafers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L.
    Inventors: Giorgio Allegato, Laura Oggioni, Matteo Garavaglia, Roberto Somaschini
  • Patent number: 10561831
    Abstract: A transdermal administration device packaged body includes a transdermal administration device including an administration member housed in a container, the administration member having at least one projection protruding from a first surface of a substrate, and an outer package which houses the transdermal administration device and has a bag form including a front component and a rear component. The front component is positioned on a first surface side of the substrate, the rear component is positioned on a second surface side opposite to the first surface side of the substrate, and the front component has an opening member configured to be pulled open to open the outer package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kato
  • Patent number: 10562691
    Abstract: The invention relates to a container and to the use thereof. The container has a chamber with a base for receiving a mixture component and an adapter for fixing the chamber to a second container. The adapter is connected to the chamber via a first connector and has a second connector to connect to the second container. Additionally, the adapter forms a flow channel for the mixture component extending between the first and the second connector. The adapter also has a blade element in the flow channel comprising a blade facing the base of the chamber in order to open the base. The first connector allows the chamber to rotate relative to the adapter and to the blade, said blade designed to cut through the base of the chamber along the edge of the base while the chamber rotates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: ALPLA WERKE ALWIN LEHNER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Christian Krammer
  • Patent number: 10524981
    Abstract: A dosage dispensing cap and container assembly and method of use are disclosed. The assembly includes a container defining an opening that leads to an interior space. A cap is removably affixed over the opening and defines a channel that leads to the interior space. The cap includes a puncturing structure positioned at a bottom region of the channel. A plunger is slidably disposed within the channel and includes a sleeve portion and a dosage product housed within the sleeve portion. The plunger slides within the channel between a first position in which the plunger is located in an upper region of the channel, and a second position in which the plunger is located in a lower region of the channel and the dosage product contacts the puncturing structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: CSP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Jean-Pierre Giraud
  • Patent number: 10486869
    Abstract: The present invention relates to closure arrangements for liquid containers, particularly but not exclusively for drinks bottles. A closure arrangement (20) for a liquid container for a base liquid comprises a reservoir (24A, 24B) for an additive liquid (28A, 28B). The closure arrangement (20) comprises a passage (54) for flow of liquid from the base liquid container (11) to a user, the passage including a mixing space (26) for mixing the additive liquid from the reservoir and the base liquid. The present invention further relates to a liquid container assembly including a closure arrangement. The present invention further relates to an additive reservoir for use in a closure arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventor: Samantha Claire Brook-Chrispin
  • Patent number: 10485965
    Abstract: A connector system for medical fluid administration has a female connection member, which can act as an access port for a container of medical fluid, and a male connection member, for accessing the container of medical fluid. The female connection member defines a sheath for receiving a portion of the male connection member and this sheath is spanned at one end by a septum, which acts to close the container of medical fluid. A lumen is defined through the male connection member to allow passage of fluid therethrough. The septum has a central region and a peripheral region, the central region being of substantially greater thickness than the peripheral region. The male connection member comprises means for rupturing the peripheral region of the septum when it is received in the female connection member to form a connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: THE ENTERPRISE CRADLE LIMITED
    Inventor: Karol Pazik
  • Patent number: 10479570
    Abstract: A beverage container and cap assembly for selectively dispensing a first beverage or a powder into a second beverage, including: a beverage container and a cap assembly, wherein the cap assembly includes: a base member; a reservoir member; wherein the reservoir member includes a piercing member disposed therein having a first end that is coupled to a deformable first surface of the reservoir member and a second piercing end that is disposed adjacent to an opposed pierceable second surface of the reservoir member; and a cap structure disposed partially within the base member that is configured to be selectively depressed, thereby contacting the first end of the piercing member and biasing the second piercing end of the piercing member through the opposed pierceable second surface of the reservoir member, thereby allowing the first beverage or the powder to flow from the reservoir member into the beverage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Streisfeld
  • Patent number: 10478335
    Abstract: Injection devices for delivering pharmaceutical compositions into the eye are described. Some devices include a resistance component for controllably deploying an injection needle through the eye wall. The resistance component may be disposed on a removable injector attachment or on a portion of the injection device housing. Other devices may include a filter for the removal of air, infectious agents, and/or other particulate matter from the composition before the composition is injected into the eye. Related methods and systems comprising the devices are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: OcuJect, LLC
    Inventor: Leonid E. Lerner
  • Patent number: 10471197
    Abstract: The invention relates to a connector for a container with a spiking solution for individual adjustment of dialysis solutions and/or dialysis concentrates. The connector ensures a contamination-free introduction of the spiking solution into the container of the dialysis solution and/or of the dialysis concentrate and reliable labeling of same as soon as the original contents have been altered by adding a spiking solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventor: Winfried Brehm
  • Patent number: 10449282
    Abstract: A combination includes a container having a connecting portion, and a fluid preparation device, in particular a dialysis machine. The fluid preparation device is configured for mounting and connecting the connecting portion of the container. The fluid preparation device includes at least one line in fluid communication with an interior of the container in the connected position of the container. The container is filled with a first medium, and includes a reservoir containing a second medium. The fluid preparation device includes a rod-shaped element for opening the reservoir so that the first medium and the second medium are mixed with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Winfried Brehm, Philippe Laffay, Benoit Luaire
  • Patent number: 10450117
    Abstract: A dispensing capsule (2) comprises a capsule body (4) having a first end (6) and a second end (8); a first cavity (14) and a second cavity (16) with a dividing member (18) between them within the capsule body (4), both cavities having an opening at the first end of the capsule body; a peripheral wall (24) at the first end (6) of the capsule body (4); and a flexible seal (30) bonded to the peripheral wall at the first end and to the dividing member so as to seal the contents of the first and second cavities from each other. The seal (30) is bonded less strongly to the dividing member (18) than to the peripheral wall (24). On an increase of pressure within the two cavities, the bond between the seal (30) and the dividing member (18) will eventually break, permitting the contents of the first cavity (14) to at least partly mix with the contents of the second cavity (16) while the bond between the seal (30) and the peripheral wall (24) remains intact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: TRISTEL PLC
    Inventor: Jeremy Turner
  • Patent number: 10433632
    Abstract: A shaker bottle having a vessel for retaining a liquid volume, a lid for closing said vessel, a container for storing a powder supplement, and an accessory compartment for storing valuables. The container is releasably arranged to a lower surface of the lid. The vessel is foldable for providing a folded state of the shaker bottle during transportation. The container is received by the bottom of the vessel in the folded state, and thus the release of the container is locked. In an unfolded state the container is released for supply of the powder supplement to the liquid in the vessel, while the container is serving as a stirring device. A method for use of the shaker bottle is provided for securing a safe storing of powder supplements during transportation and for improving the functionality of a shaker bottle for every user with an active lifestyle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: ZiiiP Bottles AB
    Inventor: Mevludin Resic
  • Patent number: 10434220
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to compounds and compositions for bone formation, fracture treatment, bone grafting, bone fusion, cartilage maintenance and repair, and methods related thereto. In certain embodiments, the disclosure relates to compositions comprising one or more compound(s) disclosed herein derivatives, or salt thereof, for use in bone growth processes. In a typical embodiment, a bone graft composition is implanted in a subject at a site of desired bone growth or enhancement. In certain embodiments, compounds disclosed herein are useful for managing obesity and diabetes or other metabolic syndromes by modulation of brown fat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Emory University
    Inventors: Scott D Boden, Sreedhara Sangadala
  • Patent number: 10426292
    Abstract: Temperature regulation devices for heating food are disclosed. The temperature regulation device is configured to heat food held in a food pan positioned in a well of food service equipment. The temperature regulation device includes a module or housing and heating element, and is configurable in a variety of positions, orientations, locations, or configurations relative to the well and the food pans to accommodate a variety of sizes and configurations of food pans.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: THE VOLLRATH COMPANY, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Peter Roever, Jill Hundley, Megan Raspel
  • Patent number: 10414572
    Abstract: A fresh-keeping bottle includes a volumetric bottle having a bottle cap, a bottle body and a base. The upper end of the bottle body has a liquid squeezing outlet. The lower part of the bottle body is fixed with the base that includes a flexible bottle bottom and a cylindrical support. The upper edge of the bottle bottom is fixed in the inner wall of the cylindrical support. The liquid can be squeezed from the fresh-keeping bottle by pressing with a single hand without leakage. Solid and liquid materials can be separately packed at the upper and lower parts of a package bottle through tinfoil, which is punctured through sharp protrusion of the bottle bottom to mix the solid and liquid materials. The bottle keeps the powder fresh in transmission and storage and can simply mix the solid and liquid material together without needing special work when in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: ANHUI MINGZHUANG PLASTIC INDUSTRY CO. LTD
    Inventor: Jinqing Pan
  • Patent number: 10414571
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to containers and other shaped articles (e.g., trays and dishes) for containing articles such as food products (e.g., cuts of meat and poultry or liquid-sensitive electronic parts) in shaped articles such as. In one aspect, the container has a reservoir portion into which liquid can be sequestered. In another aspect, the container includes a thermoformable substrate, a liner, and a lidding material, the lidding and the liner defining a compartment for containing articles. The compartment can be detached from the substrate by detaching the liner from the substrate without necessarily rupturing the compartment. A substantial portion of the containers described herein can be recycled by separating the liner and/or lidding from the substrate. The disclosure also relates to methods of making thermoformed articles having multiple layers that does not rely on use of a coextruded or other composite thermoplastic-containing substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Converter Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventor: Millard F. Wallace
  • Patent number: 10392178
    Abstract: A beverage container includes a hollow container with a first reservoir and a second reservoir positioned within the hollow container, the first reservoir configured to store an aqueous beverage, the second reservoir sealingly storing one or more polymer matrices that include cannabinoid compounds, the second reservoir being configured to release the one or more polymer matrices into the aqueous beverage subsequent to the second reservoir being opened, the hollow container defining an opening through which a liquid in the hollow container is allowed to egress from the hollow container. The beverage container also includes a closure sealingly and operably coupled with the opening of the hollow container, the closure operably coupled with the second reservoir such that opening of the closure initiates opening of the second reservoir, the closure sealing the opening of the hollow container. Methods of using the beverage container and preparing a beverage containing cannabinoids are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: ZEN POTION, INC.
    Inventors: Seung Young Byun, Willem Sloof
  • Patent number: 10392171
    Abstract: A cap for making a beverage in a threaded bottle includes an inner cap, an outer cap and a flavor container. The inner cap has external threads and internal threads that match the threads of the mouth of the bottle, and the outer cap has internal threads that match the external threads of the inner cap. The cap includes a first releaser for opening the flavor container into the bottle when the cap is being screwed onto the mouth of the bottle. The cap further includes a carbon dioxide container and a second releaser for opening the carbon dioxide container into the bottle when the outer cap and the inner cap are being screwed relative to each other. The disclosed embodiments also relate to a method for making a beverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: EASYSODA FINLAND OY
    Inventor: Kaj Pelamo
  • Patent number: 10376247
    Abstract: A tissue-sample container assembly including a container defining a cavity configured to store a tissue sample and a lid connectable to the container to close the cavity. The lid has a receptacle adapted to contain a preserving agent, a seal forming at least a portion of a bottom of the receptacle, and a puncturing member arranged above the seal and actuatable to break the seal. A preserving agent is disposed in the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Biopsafe ApS
    Inventors: Ole Jakobsen, Christoffer Bay, Jacob Ilskov
  • Patent number: 10336598
    Abstract: The apparatuses described herein provide a portable, pod-based beverage maker, such as an apparatus that makes smoothies and other similar beverages from pod-based ingredient mixtures. The apparatus provides an easy and simple way to combine ingredients in pods with water, ice, and other mixing liquids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Jooster IP AG
    Inventors: John Cronin, Steven Matthew Philbin
  • Patent number: 10322861
    Abstract: A display package for two component cyanoacrylate compositions. The display package includes a stain-free transparent secondary package that enables visual inspection of a syringe-based primary package containing a bulk product that has volatile constituents such as a common cyanoacrylate adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: AFINITICA TECHNOLOGIES, S.L.
    Inventors: Ciaran McArdle, Arnau Pejoan Jiménez, Carles Oriol Margarit
  • Patent number: 10315830
    Abstract: The metering device includes a metering container which can be fitted with screwing action on a standard bottle neck. The metering container has a funnel-shaped base, which is adjoined by a cylindrical lateral wall having, at the upper end, a cross-sectionally u-shaped collar, to which a cover surface can be applied in a form-fitting manner. At the top of the metering device is a pressure-exerting head with an encircling, detachable periphery. A puncturing mechanism having a two-part pressure-exerting pin can be actuated by the pressure-exerting head. The puncturing mechanism is fixed to the cover surface, prior to initial use, and is separated out of the cover surface by a cylindrical casing wall on the pressure-exerting head. The second part of the puncturing mechanism has a punching sleeve, which severs membranes which close the metering container, whereupon the contents of the metering container can be supplied into the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Mühlemann IP GmbH
    Inventor: Rolf Mühlemann
  • Patent number: 10307336
    Abstract: The presently disclosed subject matter is directed to a device for dispensing a mixture of a first composition (e.g., an anesthetic) and a second composition (e.g., a diluent buffer, a second drug, or a solution). The device comprises a plunger that slidably engages with the interior of the device barrel at a first end. The second end of the device barrel includes a flexible container configured to house one or more solutions (e.g., sodium carbonate). The flexible container comprises a membrane positioned adjacent to the interior of the barrel. The flexible container can be manipulated by the user, rupturing the membrane. In this way, the first and second solutions are intermixed within the interior of the barrel, and can be administered to a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: John C. Sands
  • Patent number: 10266321
    Abstract: Device for closing beverage containers, comprising a basic structure configured for coupling to the beverage container, the basic structure enclosing at least one passage channel for beverage, a closing element coupled releasably to the basic structure for closing the at least one passage channel, at least one axially displaceable holder which is arranged at least partially in the passage channel and which is at least partially filled with an additive to be added to the beverage, wherein an upper side of the holder to be opened facing toward the closing element and an underside of the holder remote from the closing element initially close the holder substantially medium-tightly, and—at least one lower perforation structure; positioned under an underside of the holder remote from the closing element and configured to perforate the underside of the holder during downward displacement of the holder in the passage channel in the direction of the lower perforation structure, whereby the additive can be released to
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: BBBPROJECTS B.V.
    Inventor: Lucas Karel Johannes Van Den Broek
  • Patent number: 10238803
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dual-chamber pack with a first chamber comprising a container; and a second chamber comprising a reservoir, a biphasic connector, a plunger, and a plug with a breakable polymeric membrane. The container of the first chamber is prefilled with a pharmaceutically acceptable vehicle and the reservoir of the second chamber is prefilled with a solid composition of an active ingredient, wherein the solid composition of the active ingredient is mixed with the pharmaceutically acceptable vehicle to form a liquid pharmaceutical composition upon activation of the dual-chamber pack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
    Inventors: Ashish Kumar, Kalaiselvan Ramaraju, Romi Barat Singh, Bhupesh Kumar Mittal, Rahul Bhargava, Mohit Mittal
  • Patent number: 10239342
    Abstract: The invention relates to an application pen for dispensing a liquid onto a surface, such as for applying a protection layer onto adhesion surfaces of a vehicle; for example, for improving adhesion in the case of adhesive applications, the application pen including a hollow body and an ampoule which is received in the hollow body, including a circumferential face, for receiving the liquid, wherein the ampoule can be broken for discharging the liquid, wherein a breaking device with an axially movable portion is provided 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 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventors: Daniel Fehlmann, Dana Maiwald, Dominique Burkard
  • Patent number: 10227233
    Abstract: A microelectromechanical device having a first substrate of semiconductor material and a second substrate of semiconductor material having a bonding recess delimited by projecting portions, monolithic therewith. The bonding recess forms a closed cavity with the first substrate. A bonding structure is arranged within the closed cavity and is bonded to the first and second substrates. A microelectromechanical structure is formed in a substrate chosen between the first and second substrates. The device is manufactured by forming the bonding recess in a first wafer; depositing a bonding mass in the bonding recess, the bonding mass having a greater depth than the bonding recess; and bonding the two wafers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L.
    Inventors: Giorgio Allegato, Laura Oggioni, Matteo Garavaglia, Roberto Somaschini
  • Patent number: 10159948
    Abstract: A mixing apparatus (130) for a syringe (110), the mixing apparatus comprising a dock (134) configured to receive the syringe and having an agitation component actuator (132) integral to the dock configured for magnetically coupling to an agitation component (136) of a magnetic material located within a chamber of said syringe, and configured for manipulation of said agitation component within said chamber when coupled; wherein the actuator is in the form of a drum having a series of magnets attached thereto offset in relation to one another so as to manipulate said actuation component in a reciprocating motion upon rotation of the drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: 3P Innovation Limited
    Inventors: David Seaward, Thomas Bailey
  • Patent number: 10093463
    Abstract: A cap for bottles that allows the user to select one or more additives. A base has an axis with a coaxial cavity, typically threaded, for attachment to the bottle. A housing rotates and reciprocates on the axis. A mechanism biases the housing from the base on the axis in a storage position. Pushing the housing against the biasing mechanism moves the housing to an operative position. Compartments arranged in a circle around the axis inside the housing hold the additives. An opening in the compartment bottom is covered by a frangible seal. As the housing rotates, the compartment openings align with an aperture in the base that extends into the cavity. Sharp spikes extending from the aperture puncture the seal when the housing is pushed to the operative position, thereby creating a hole for the additive to flow into the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: ZM2 Design, LLC
    Inventor: Wojciech Zalewski
  • Patent number: 10093478
    Abstract: A capsule includes a first container provided with a first closed cavity containing a first product and a second container provided with a second closed cavity containing a second product. The first container and the second container include a first interface element facing the first cavity and a second interface element facing the second cavity, respectively. The first interface element is provided with a first connecting device having a first conduit and the second interface element is provided with a second connecting device having a second conduit. In an assembled configuration of the capsule, in which the first container is associated with the second container, the first connecting device is engaged with the second connecting device so as to couple the first conduit with the second conduit to make a flow connection between the first cavity and the second cavity and enable at least the first product to pass into the second cavity and join the second product to make a final product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Sarong Societa' per Azioni
    Inventors: Andrea Bartoli, Davide Capitini
  • Patent number: 10065785
    Abstract: A sports bottle is designed to mix the components of a sports drink that are stored in separate compartments. The apparatus is configured to resemble a traditional sports bottle. The apparatus includes a pump, a mixing container, a storage container, and a spout. The pump is situated between the pair of containers and is used to transfer a predetermined amount of a sports drink component from the storage container into the mixing container. The mixing container is used to mix the sports drink. The storage container holds the component of the sports drink that will be transferred into the mixing container. The spout enables a user to drink the sports drink retained in the mixing container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Mihail Genchev
  • Patent number: 10053277
    Abstract: A connecting system for providing a fluidic connection, preferably between containers, wherein the connecting system has at least two connecting arrangements configured to provide the fluidic connection, namely a first connecting arrangement and a second connecting arrangement, each of which is fluidically sealed in an initial state, wherein the first connecting arrangement has, in particular, a film-shaped, brittle and/or unstable opening region, is deformable outside the opening region and is configured such that deformation causes the first connecting arrangement to open in the opening region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GmbH
    Inventors: Marcus Rainer Rahmel, Guido Endert, Jonas Ruf, Horst Wergen
  • Patent number: 10046152
    Abstract: An operation tool for a fluid injector includes a selective movement mechanism which moves the fluid injector between a first protruding position and a second protruding position in a housing of an outer cylinder. When the fluid injector is at the first protruding position, microneedles of a multi-microneedle device are protruded out to a first distance from the first open end. When the fluid injector is at the second protruding position to discharge a fluid via the microneedles, the microneedles are protruded out to a second distance from the first open end, which is shorter than the first distance. The selective movement mechanism includes a rotational-linear movement conversion mechanism which moves the fluid injector between the first and second protruding positions along a longitudinal center line of the outer cylinder based on a direction and an amount of rotation of the outer cylinder relative to the fluid injector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomoya Sumida, Yumiko Ikeda, Masaki Kono, Yoshihiro Kodama, Kazuhiko Shiomitsu
  • Patent number: 10022299
    Abstract: A container containing a concentrate for dialysis includes a pouch or cartridge containing a solid concentrate of constituents for the dialysis solution, the pouch or cartridge being closed by a connector having a filling channel extending completely through the connector, which is for filling the pouch or cartridge with the solid concentrate, means for introducing a solution-forming liquid into the pouch or cartridge and for extracting the solution obtained, these introduction and extraction means having at least one connecting portion for connecting them to a corresponding port of the dialysis machine. The filling channel is closed by a stopper which has a reservoir containing a second constituent or group of constituents for the dialysis solution, and means for producing an outlet opening in the reservoir contacting the inside of the reservoir with the side of the stopper located in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Thierry Eyrard, Bruno Faye, Philippe Laffay, Benoit Luaire
  • Patent number: 10018645
    Abstract: An immunodiagnostic test element includes a support member, at least one test column containing a test material, and a wrap, such as an adhesively-attached foil wrap, covering the top of the at least one test element. The wrap includes a weakened portion directly above each test column, in which each weakened portion is formed by pre-stressing the portion, but not to the point of puncturing the wrap to enable the wrap to be punctured by a fluid aspirating/dispensing element, such as a metering tip, permitting access to the contents of the test column.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: ORTHO-CLINICAL DIAGNOSTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Donald J. Moran, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9980763
    Abstract: A device for mixing bone cement material, the device comprising a mixing body having a chamber, and wherein the mixing body has an open end; a lid arranged to be fitted to the open end; means for mixing bone cement material in the chamber, the means for mixing comprising a rod extending through the lid and into the chamber, wherein the rod has a frangible portion; said lid comprising a cap moveable to a first position covering the frangible portion of the rod, and to a second position revealing the frangible portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Summit Medical Limited
    Inventors: David Foster, Robert Bruns
  • Patent number: 9980590
    Abstract: A drinking straw device capable of ionizing, filtering, and/or flavoring water as well as tracking a user's water intake. The device may be generally straw-shaped and may have an ionizer component, an internal carbon filter, and/or a flavoring compartment for housing a flavoring component. The device may further have an intake tracking device, such as an internal impeller that spins as fluid is drawn through the device. The device may track the number of time the impeller spins, and thus the amount of fluid that has passed through the device, and may transmit that information to a software application on a smartphone or other device. A user may thus ionize, filter, and flavor his or her water while tracking his or her water intake throughout the day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Inventor: Marsais Broadway
  • Patent number: 9975684
    Abstract: A bottle cap is adapted to retain a quantity of an additive, such as, e.g., aspirin, vitamins, nutritional supplements or the like. The additive is retained in an isolated condition within a sealed chamber within the bottle cap but in fluid communication with the liquid within the bottle, such as water. A cap with at least one downward extending cutter is provided to breech the seal of the chamber, thereby releasing some, or all, of the additive retained within the bottle cap. The cap comprises an outer cap member installed over a lower cap member in rotational sealed relationship. A penetrable membrane is located at the lower portion of the lower cap to define a storage chamber for holding a desired additive. A modified J-channel governs movement of the outer cap relative to the inner cap to cause the cutter to move downward and pierce the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Mary Lisa Dvorak
  • Patent number: 9975683
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a cap (101) having a chamber and a packaging unit having this cap (101) attached to a container. A membrane (405) separates the chamber in the cap from a reservoir in the container, so that two different components may be kept separate until ready to use. The cap (101) has a collapsible (102) button with a piercing element so that when the button (102) is pressed the membrane (405) is pierced and the contents of the chamber and reservoir may be mixed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Wyeth LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Martin Davis, Helen Marie Moore
  • Patent number: 9944444
    Abstract: A closure device for a container, having a lid element for closing the container opening, a chamber which is arranged on the lid element for storing a medium, and an inner housing. The chamber and the inner housing have corresponding closure means and opening means. A discharge opening paired with the chamber can be released by moving the lid element relative to the inner housing such that a medium can exit the chamber into the container. The chamber and the inner housing each have a corresponding first thread which is formed relative to a winding rotational axis. The first winding which is located on the chamber is arranged so as to point radially outwards when seen from the winding rotational axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: RPC Bramlage GmbH
    Inventor: Martin Presche
  • Patent number: 9919860
    Abstract: Aspects described herein provide cap devices for dispensing a composition, the cap devices having chambers, shells, cutting elements, piercers, dust covers, and films. Methods of using the cap devices are also provided. The chambers or shells can contain a composition to be added to the container for consumption.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventors: Yaacov Dabah, Dror Fold, Richard Flaks, Martin Binder, Coy M. Herald
  • Patent number: 9918901
    Abstract: A device for packaging, conserving, and extemporaneously preparing a plurality of active principles, including a reservoir having a compartment for containing a volume of liquid, the reservoir including a neck defining a dispenser opening; a head that is movable relative to the reservoir between a first distal position for conservation and a second proximate position for preparation; a leaktight closure mechanism; and a rupture mechanism for rupturing the closure mechanism. The closure mechanism is formed by a blister that contains at least two active principles and has at least two compartments, each compartment containing an active principle. The blister is fastened on the neck of the reservoir so as to close it, such that after opening the blister by the rupture mechanism, the active principles enter into contact with the liquid and dissolve therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Inventor: Philippe Perovitch
  • Patent number: 9908659
    Abstract: Container for packaging a first fluid and a second fluid, provided with a rupturable membrane which allows this first fluid to be separated from this second fluid, and with a striker having the function of striking said membrane and thus of allowing the first and the second fluid to mix, wherein the container comprises a first element, suitable for receiving the first fluid with a body comprising a first end provided with a dispenser, and a second end forming an aperture intended for receiving the first fluid, wherein the container also includes a second element, suitable for receiving the second fluid with a body including a first end forming an aperture, intended for receiving the second fluid, and a second end closed by means of a pliable wall, wherein the second element is suitable for being received in the second end of the first element and thus for closing this second end of the first element, and the second element is provided with a striker fixed onto the pliable wall, which thus makes the striker mo
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Cadorit AG
    Inventors: Vincent Sebille, Bruno Guillon
  • Patent number: 9896258
    Abstract: Provided is an accommodating device for accommodating a different type of material and opening an accommodating part via a main body. The accommodating part, which is sealed, is disposed around a container spout part and coupled to the container spout part in a discharge direction of a material contained in the container and includes a storage space having a separate storage function. While the main body is disposed around the container spout part coupled to the accommodating part and is coupled to the container spout part, the storage space disposed in the accommodating part is opened to perform a dropping and mixing process in a storage space disposed in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Jeong-Min Lee
  • Patent number: 9850054
    Abstract: The invention discloses a manifold arrangement for bulk handling of fluid material having an inner bag for holding fluid material, which includes a manifold member adapted to be located within the inner bag, the inner bag having a product inlet through which fluid material can be introduced into the inner bag and a product outlet through which the fluid material can flow from the inner bag, and being adapted to assist in forcing fluid material out of the inner bag through the product outlet and thereby reducing residue in the inner bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: VORTEX INNOVATION WORX (PTY) LTD
    Inventor: Bester Jacobus Pansegrouw