With Content Applicator Or Dispenser Patents (Class 206/229)
  • Patent number: 10399730
    Abstract: A set of multicomponent cartridges is proposed having at least two multicomponent cartridges (2), with each multicomponent cartridge (2) including at least one first and one second reception chamber (3, 4) for components to be dispensed, with each reception chamber (3, 4) having a substantially cylindrical design and extending in a longitudinal direction (A), with the reception chambers (3, 4) being arranged parallel to one another and having the same extent (L) in the longitudinal direction (A), with each multicomponent cartridge (2) being manufactured in one piece so that their reception chambers (3, 4) are non-releasably connected to one another, and wherein the first reception chamber (3) of each multicomponent cartridge (2) of the set (2) has the same outer diameter (D1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: SULZER MIXPAC AG
    Inventors: Sasan Habibi-Naini, Markus Scheuber
  • Patent number: 10399378
    Abstract: An attachable and detachable holder for wet paint brushes which can be mounted on a top lip of a conventional paint can or paint bucket. An outwardly extending hook holds the holder to an inside of the paint can or paint bucket. The holder holds enough paint that covers paint brush hairs when the paint brush is placed in a holder area of the holder. Side port holes in the holder allow excess paint in the holder to flow back into the paint can or bucket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Laurence Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10358255
    Abstract: A clamshell case with a first portion and a second portion that are connected by a hinge. The first portion has one or more structures that are each adapted to removably hold a medicine vial, and the second portion has one or more structures that are each adapted to removably hold the barrel of a medicine applicator. There is a releasable case closure system that releasably maintains the two portions in a closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Tac Life Systems LLC
    Inventors: Peter Giannopoulos, Joshua J. DeLisle, Frank Nogueira, Leo Manning
  • Patent number: 10350346
    Abstract: A pharmaceutical product includes a delivery syringe comprising a plastic receptacle and an oxygen-tight envelope which envelopes the delivery syringe in an oxygen-tight manner, wherein the plastic receptacle is filled with an oxygen-sensitive active pharmaceutical ingredient fluid and an inner surface of the plastic receptacle is siliconized at least in sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Austria GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Kerschbaumer, Roland Gorges, Patricia Grigoleit, Christian Krenn, Johann Schloegl
  • Patent number: 10251815
    Abstract: A delivery system and method for storing and delivering colostrum or milk to an infant are provided. In one aspect, the system includes a syringe for delivering a dose of colostrum or milk, a swab container, and a swab. The swab is contained in the swab container and the swab container connected to the syringe. In another aspect, the delivery system includes a plurality of syringes for delivering a dose of colostrum or milk and a storage container for storing the plurality of syringes having the colostrum or milk therein. The method includes loading a first syringe with a dose of colostrum or milk and placing the loaded first syringe in a first slot in a storage container. The method further includes loading a second syringe with a dose of colostrum or milk and placing the loaded second syringe in a second slot in the storage container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Rush University Medical Center
    Inventor: Nancy A. Garofalo
  • Patent number: 10240895
    Abstract: A gun cleaning apparatus includes a cleaning tool and a storage case. The cleaning tool has a cleaning section and a pull cord having a distal end for pulling the cleaning section through a gun barrel. The storage case is configured for enclosing the cleaning tool. The storage case includes a substantially hollow container having an open top and a removable lid. The removable lid is selectively positionable between a closed configuration wherein it closes the open top, and an open configuration wherein it is free from the hollow container and serves as a pull handle for the cleaning tool. The removable lid includes a connection section for connecting to the distal end of the pull cord after the pull cord has been inserted through the gun barrel, and a handle section for gripping by a user to assist with pulling the cleaning tool through the gun barrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Bushnell Inc.
    Inventors: Laurie A. Kokoruda, Jason L. Slinkard
  • Patent number: 10143808
    Abstract: With the subject invention, a container for an injection device with an injection needle is provided. The container includes a body having a compartment formed therein to accommodate the injection device in both a pre-use and a post-use condition. The body defines a first opening through which the injection device in its pre-use condition may be accessed, and the body defines a second opening into which the injection device may be directed in its post-use condition. A closure is provided for closing the first opening. The container also includes a retainer for retaining the injection device in the container in its post-use condition preventing access to the injection needle after the injection device has been used to administer an injection. Advantageously, the container of the subject invention provides not only a pre-use packaging for the injection device, but also a post-use sharps container for the injection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ruane S. Jeter, Richard A. Cronenberg, Lionel Vedrine, Atul Patel, Dnyanesh Talpade
  • Patent number: 10117391
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for delivering pollen for the directed pollination of plants are provided herein. One example embodiment comprises a rigid tube having a first end, a second end, and a channel defined therebetween, wherein the rigid tube is configured to receive the tassel of the maize plant proximate the first end and to interact with the ear shoot of the maize plant proximate the second end, and wherein the channel defines a path between the tassel and the ear shoot so as to enable transfer of pollen from the tassel to the ear shoot. In another example embodiment, the rigid tube may be telescoping such that the overall length of the rigid tube may be adjustable. In another example embodiment, the apparatus may include a fan configured to propel air onto the tassel to aid in the transfer of pollen through the channel to the ear shoot. The apparatuses and methods are applicable for directed cross-pollination between different plants of the same species and plants of different species.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Jose Manuel De La Sotta
  • Patent number: 10112763
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to device comprising a scaffold, a scoop leveler and a scoop. The device may be manufactured in one or two pieces, by, e.g., injection molding. The device can be placed into a container where it is retained toward the top of the container. The container can be filled with flowable product, e.g., a granular substance such as a powder. The device's position toward the top of the container allows the device to stay above the product so that the scoop is easily located by a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Mead Johnson Nutrition Company
    Inventor: Wilfred L. Castillo
  • Patent number: 10106295
    Abstract: A tray stack (100) for accommodating a catheter assembly (1400) and medical devices (1401,1402,1403,1404,1409,1410, 1411,1412,1413) corresponding to catheter use includes a first tray (101) and second tray (102). Each tray (101,102) includes a tray opening, a base member (205,206), and sidewalls (203,204). When placed atop each other, they first tray (101) and second tray (102) form a tray stack (100). When unstacked and placed in a side-by-side, single layer catheter tray assembly (200), implements disposed therein can be arranged in a predetermined sequence corresponding to an order of use during a catheterization procedure. Mechanical couplings (300) can be included to permit the trays to translate with respect to each other. Retention mechanisms (710-713) can be included to hold the trays together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Allen Lockwood
  • Patent number: 10058462
    Abstract: A packing wrapper for an absorbent article, the wrapper having a protective layer. The wrapper also has a first functional layer attached to the protective layer giving the wrapper a multiple functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Solgun Drevik, Chatrine Stridfeldt, Angelica Burvall
  • Patent number: 10054522
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are configured to prepare a specimen. A system may include a preparation device configured to mate with a specimen collection device. The preparation device may include an agitator member and a filter member. The filter member and the agitator member may be configured to move independently with respect to each other and the preparation platform member. The filter member may be configured to move linearly with respect to the preparation platform member and/or the agitator member, and the agitator member may be configured to move linearly and radially with respect to the preparation platform member and/or the agitator member. The system may also include a specimen collection device. The specimen may include but is not limited to fecal matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventors: Colleen Kraft, W. Robert Taylor, Michael L. Wach, Jonathan Shaw, Louis F. Malice
  • Patent number: 10005576
    Abstract: The invention concerns an apparatus for automatically placing a scoop in a container, where the apparatus comprises a scoop supply unit adapted to supply scoops to a release position of the scoop supply unit in a hanging manner, a first gripping device configured to grip an individual scoop at the release position of the supply unit and to move the scoop to a delivery position where the scoop is released from the gripping device in order to place the scoop in a container, where the supply unit comprises two sets of reciprocating holding fingers adapted to release one scoop at a time in the release position, where the gripping device comprises two gripping fingers having a semi-circular shape corresponding to the shape of the scoop, such that the inner sides of the gripping fingers bears on the rim of the scoop. The invention also concerns a method for automatically placing a scoop in a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: A&R CARTON LUND AB
    Inventors: Lennart Larsson, Per Hagelqvist, Per Rasmusson
  • Patent number: 9963274
    Abstract: A closure (20, 120, 220, 320, 320A, 420) and a method for making a closure (20, 120, 220, 320, 320A, 420) is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: APTARGROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Andrew Brunner
  • Patent number: 9949894
    Abstract: An auto-injection device holder includes a main body having at least a front wall, a back wall and a bottom wall, and an open top. The walls define a cavity for receiving at least partially therein at least one auto-injection device. An electrical circuit is mounted to the main body to provide information to a user of the auto-injection device holder. A switch is mounted on a wall of the main body and may be pressed by a user of the holder. The electrical circuit includes a read only memory having pertinent information stored digitally therein. When the switch is activated, the information stored digitally in the read only memory is converted to an analog signal which is provided to the speaker so that the user may hear the pertinent information, such as instructions on how to use the auto-injection device held by the holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Gregory Puglisi
  • Patent number: 9891471
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The display device includes: a substrate; and at least one light assembly separately located on the substrate, wherein the light assembly includes: a light source; and a lens configured to shield an upper surface and a side surface of the light source, wherein the lens includes: a refraction portion separately located on the upper surface of the light source; and a reflection portion separately located at the side surface of the light source. Thereby, the lens includes a reflection portion located at a side surface of the light source, thereby improving light efficiency of a backlight unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaehyeok Kim, Eunseok Kim, Dohan Park, Dawoon Jung, Wondo Kee, Minho Kim, Jaehyung Jeon
  • Patent number: 9889053
    Abstract: A method for a two person rescue team to rescue an incapacitated person from a hazardous environment includes a wheeled platform with a contoured recess shaped to accommodate an air pack. The platform is sufficiently low to the ground so that a transported person, as well as the rescue personnel can be kept below the heat in an inflamed building. The platform straddles a water hose which is used as an escape path by the rescue team to extract the incapacitated person.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Inventor: Wesley Wyatt Caskey
  • Patent number: 9823172
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for retaining solid state reagents and/or for processing sample for a diagnostic test, where the apparatus avoids liquid “hang-up” that would otherwise result in loss of sample or fluid volume during sample transfer. The invention further provides diagnostic methods that employ the apparatus, so as to provide sensitive and accurate analyte detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Nexus DX, Inc.
    Inventors: Randall Madsen, Robert Klepper
  • Patent number: 9770316
    Abstract: A set of tools for removal of stains and debris from an animal's teeth includes an intraoral tool equipped with detachably-attachable sickle blade and scaler blade. Each blade includes a recessed area that is used to accept a desired quantity of meat-flavored toothpaste or other food therein. The toothpaste helps distract the animal from the teeth cleaning process. A preferred material for the intraoral tool is non-metallic and the blades are preferably stainless steel. A means to secure the blades to the intraoral tool is provided. A non-metallic coating is preferably applied to a base of each blade. A guide is included that provides written instructions for the use of the intraoral tool and various component parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventors: Terri Lynn Speed, Marvin Ernest Speed, II
  • Patent number: 9771196
    Abstract: A dental maintenance kit for the removal of stains and debris from the surface and from between the teeth that includes an intraoral tool equipped with a detachably-attachable sickle blade and scaler blade. A preferred material for the intraoral tool is non-metallic that includes a recess at each opposite end of the intraoral tool for acceptance of a protrusion on the non-working end of the sickle blade and or the scaler blade. The protrusion will have means to secure the sickle blade or scaler blade firmly into the recess at each opposite end of the intraoral tool. A preferred material for the sickle blade and scaler blade is stainless steel. A coating is applied to a shaft of the sickle blade or scaler blade that extends longitudinally for the entire length of the shaft exposing only the working surface of the sickle blade or scaler blade. A preferred material for the coating is non-metallic. A guide is included with the dental maintenance kit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventors: Terri Lynn Speed, Marvin Ernest Speed, II
  • Patent number: 9758284
    Abstract: A flexible thermoformed dispensing package for a flowable material includes an integrally formed dispensing tube extending from the container portion having an internal extension spaced apart from the side walls defining a recessed chamber defined by a pair of integral thermoformed walls extending from the bottom surface of the container chamber and terminating proximate the base when the package is in a vertical position to facilitate sipping of a beverage from the container portion; alternatively, a straw is placed in the dispensing tube to reach the base of the package. In another embodiment, at least one integrally formed internal dividing wall extends from the sealed end of the dispensing tube and intersects an interior wall to define separate dispensing chambers, where the sealed ends of each of the dispensing chambers can be independently opened along a weakened transverse parting line and separated into separate dispensing channels along a longitudinal parting line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: BARTON GROUP, INC.
    Inventor: Lewis Barton
  • Patent number: 9631383
    Abstract: A shingle patch for repairing damaged asphalt shingles includes a base member, a notched portion on one end thereof, a roofing nail formed on its opposite end portion, or a flap portion which can be lifted so that a standard roofing nail can be nailed into the underlying damaged shingle, and colored granules embedded into the top surface of the base member. A sealant covers at least a portion of the notched portion and the bottom surface of the base member. The notched portion is structured for sliding under the shingle located immediately above the damaged shingle and the remainder of the shingle patch overlays the damaged shingle. An emulsion/adhesive injector system for repairing damaged shingles, an integral nail/disk structure which eliminates the need of having any exposed nails associated with a shingled roof, and special tools for lifting the bottom edge of a shingle are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Thomas R. Mathieson
  • Patent number: 9539074
    Abstract: A package for an orthodontic bracket or other dental product is formed by a container having a bottom and a plurality of sidewalls, creating a cavity within the container. One of the sidewalls is disposed at an angle greater than 90 degrees from the bottom so that it slants up and away from the bottom. This way, the opening in the top of the package is larger than the surface area of the bottom of the package. There is a removable top configured for covering the cavity. There is a quantity of pliable material attached to the bottom or to the slanted sidewall. The pliable material is configured to be able to hold a small object such as an orthodontic bracket in place when the object is pressed into the pliable material. The bracket is placed on the pliable material in such a way that adhesive disposed on the rear side of the bracket does not touch the pliable material or any other part of the bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: PDB, Patent & Business Development AG
    Inventor: Markus Hirsch
  • Patent number: 9522222
    Abstract: An application arrangement for a medicinal substance fluid includes an application syringe with a plastic container, wherein the plastic container is filled with an oxygen-sensitive medicinal substance fluid and an oxygen-tight cover which surrounds the application syringe in oxygen-tight manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Austria GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Kerschbaumer, Roland Gorges, Patricia Grigoleit, Christian Krenn, Johann Schloegl
  • Patent number: 9522235
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a medicament container, a first elastomeric member, a second elastomeric member and a stopper. The first and second elastomeric members are disposed within the medicament container. The first elastomeric member, a first portion of the medicament container and the second elastomeric member collectively define a medicament volume. The stopper is coupled to a distal end portion of the medicament container. The second elastomeric member, a second portion of the medicament container and the stopper collectively define a vent volume. A first retainer of the stopper is configured to engage a first portion of a carrier to limit movement of the medicament container when in a first position. A second retainer of the stopper is configured to engage a second portion of the carrier to limit movement of the medicament container when in a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: kaleo, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric S. Edwards, Evan T. Edwards, Mark J. Licata, Paul F. Meyers, Frank E. Blondino
  • Patent number: 9517463
    Abstract: The invention relates to a syringe, comprising: a syringe body (12) having an axial inner cavity (16), which extends in the direction of a longitudinal axis (LA) of the syringe body (12) and in which a plunger (14) can be or is accommodated in such a way that the plunger can be moved in the longitudinal direction, and a needle (18), which can be or is connected to the syringe body (12) at a longitudinal end of the syringe body (12), wherein the syringe body (12) has a coupling segment (20) at the needle-side longitudinal end of the syringe body (12), to which coupling segment (20) the needle (18) can be or is fastened by means of a connecting element (22) that can be slid on in the longitudinal direction. According to the invention, at least one radially inward cavity (34) is provided on the coupling segment (20), which cavity can be brought into engagement or is in engagement with at least one corresponding locking segment (32) provided on the connecting element (22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: HAMILTON BONADUZ AG
    Inventor: Klaus Leckebusch
  • Patent number: 9365320
    Abstract: A storage container apparatus comprises four elements. The first element is a top of a compartment with a substantially horizontal surface and an outer edge that is within 0.25 inches of the sides proximate the bottom of a commercial material container. The second element is sides of the compartment that joins the outer edge of the top, extends downward, and ends in a beaded edge. The third element is a base of the compartment with a top, bottom, and edge. The top of the base has a groove channel proximate the edge that is able to detachably attach to the beaded edge of the side and the edge of the base extends outward from the channel at least 0.13 inches. The fourth element is a joining element that affixes the top of the storage compartment to the bottom of one of at least two differently branded commercial material containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: LJA Companies, LLC
    Inventor: Chad Steven Erickson
  • Patent number: 9334085
    Abstract: A container for liquid (1; 51), comprising a body in which liquid can be stored, in which the body has a orifice (8; 58) allowing access into the void, the body being provided with a handle (10; 60) arranged to be grasped by a user, the container being provided with an elongate spout (9; 59) that removably engages the orifice (8; 58), the handle being provided with a location (71) for storage of the spout. Additionally, a container (1; 51) for liquid, comprising a body in which liquid can be stored, the body having a base (2; 52; 72), two opposing side faces (3; 53), the side faces (3;53) being joined by first and second opposing side walls (4, 5; 54, 55), the side faces and the side walls being capped by a top wall (6; 56) opposing the base, in which the top wall (6; 56) has a orifice (8;57) adjacent to the first side wall (4; 54), in which both the first and second side walls are provided with handles (10, 11; 60, 61).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: HUSQVARNA AB
    Inventors: Alexander Persson, Jan Svanberg
  • Patent number: 9272391
    Abstract: An article of footwear is made by (a) providing a component having a contaminant on a receiving area of a surface; (b) blast cleaning the receiving area of the surface by propelling an abrasive alkali, alkaline earth, or ammonium compound in a pressurized gas stream against the receiving area; (c) applying a pressurized gas stream free of the abrasive compound, liquid water, and organic liquid to the receiving area to remove any residual abrasive compound from the receiving area of the surface to produce a cleaned receiving area; (d) applying a layer of material to the cleaned receiving area, wherein the material is selected from the group consisting of adhesives and coating compositions; and (e) incorporating the component into an article of footwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Geun Rok Park
  • Patent number: 9220391
    Abstract: A sponge holder allows a user both to store new dry sponges in a dry environment and to hold and dry a wet sponge. The sponge holder comprises a dry container detachably coupled to a drying container. The dry container further comprises a lid that can be opened to insert the dry sponges. The lid should partially cover the sponge holder such that water cannot permeate the dry container which keeps the dry sponges dry and free of contamination. The drying container further comprises at least one open end through which the wet sponge can be placed, vents and a reservoir in order to allow the wet sponge to dry. The drying container can be detached from the drying container allowing for portability and ease of use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Inventor: Judy Deanna Henninger
  • Patent number: 9162809
    Abstract: A food tray comprising a side wall module, a lid and a bottom, where the bottom and the side wall module are held together in a detachable manner, where the bottom can be removed from the side wall module by the use of a removal means attached to the bottom, where the lid is attached to the upper rim of the food tray, where the tray further comprises a supplementary food container positioned in the tray, which is attached to the bottom in a detachable manner and which is fixedly attached to the lid of the food tray, and where the supplementary food container is opened when the bottom is removed from the side wall module. The advantage of the invention is that an additional food can be held separated from the rest of the food in a food tray but can be heated at the same time and that the supplementary food container is opened at the same time as the food tray is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Torus Pak Research and Development S.A.R.L.
    Inventor: Rickard Gillblad
  • Publication number: 20150122674
    Abstract: A feeding apparatus includes a food container. The food container includes an open end and a closed end. The food container is provided on a surface thereof with one or more apertures. The food container is made of a resilient material for use with foodstuff.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Fu Man Herman LO
  • Patent number: 8978918
    Abstract: A caddy for holding a pastry bag comprises a receptacle having an open end, a closed end, an internal surface connecting the open and closed ends, and a plurality of fins projecting from the internal surface of the receptacle toward a central longitudinal axis of the receptacle. The fins define a tapered framework of contact ridges for contacting the pastry bag to reduce the surface area of contact between the pastry bag and the internal surface of the receptacle. A container removably receives the receptacle and holds a heat transfer medium for surrounding an external surface of the receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Rich Producuts Corporation
    Inventors: Christopher Vincent Tirone, Diego Hernan Viana, Paul R. Feldner, John Patrick Rayburn, Gerald Oehmen
  • Patent number: 8960425
    Abstract: A spray package including a container defining a cavity and having an opening; a spray container movable disposed in the cavity, the spray container having a fluid container portion movably disposed in the cavity and a projection portion having an orifice in fluid communication with the first fluid container portion, the projection portion being movable through the opening in the container between a retracted and extended position; and a therapeutic liquid disposed in the fluid container portion and being discharged through the orifice upon application of a force to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Inventor: Robert Baschnagel
  • Publication number: 20150014213
    Abstract: A retractable storage system for handheld electronic device has one or more storage chambers to house a retraction mechanism and/or a battery. At least one accessory station structured on the housing member of the device has an aperture for arresting, dispensing and/or charging at least one accessory item, such as a wireless earbud or e-cigarette. The retraction mechanism retrieves and dispense the stored accessory item through the accessory station.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: JOHN T. MERENDA
  • Publication number: 20140328941
    Abstract: A composition that includes: (a) hydrogen peroxide; (b) at least one of an inorganic acid and an organic acid; (c) chelator; (d) anticorrosive agent; and (e) surfactant. Kits that include the composition, as well as methods of using the composition (e.g., as a disinfectant) are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Huyen Phuong Bui, John J. Matta, Tuan Nguyen, Thomas M. Gentle
  • Patent number: 8875916
    Abstract: A package for a particulate laundry scent additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Natalie Vitalia Lopez, Adrian Keith McKinney, Richard Lawrence Horstman, Kristin Marie Finley, Karen Hussong Strader
  • Publication number: 20140271512
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for enhancing the aesthetic appearance of the skin of an animal, including the visible reduction of lines, creases, or wrinkles of the face, are achieved by applying to the surface of the skin a mixture of an aqueous composition containing urea, lactic acid, calcium pantothenate, and a lipophilic composition containing a lipid such as ceramide, lecithin, or a glycolipid. Optionally, glycerin can be included in the compositions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Loretta Ciraldo
  • Publication number: 20140262867
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a travel kit which includes a carrying case including a bottom portion and a top portion. The top portion connects to the bottom portion via a fastening means. The kit includes a plurality of containers for the carrying and storage of liquid and similar substances. The containers include a lid with a locking mechanism. The case includes a plurality of securing means attached to the interior wall of the top portion of the carrying case which corresponds to the shape of the plurality of containers and receives the plurality of containers. The case includes a plurality of raised edges attached to the interior bottom wall of the bottom portion of the carrying case. The plurality of raised edges correspond to the shape of the plurality of containers and receives the plurality of containers. The kit includes an instrument for transferring liquid or similar substances into the plurality of containers which is secured to the interior of the carrying case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Francine Weinberg
  • Patent number: 8833550
    Abstract: A spray package including: a container defining a cavity, the cavity having first and second compartments; a spray projection having an orifice in fluid communication with the first compartment; the container having an outlet in communication with the second compartment; a therapeutic liquid disposed in the first compartment and being discharged through the orifice upon application of a force to the container; and one or more tissues disposed in the second compartment, the one or more tissues being removable from the second compartment through the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Inventor: Robert J. Baschnagel
  • Patent number: 8833606
    Abstract: A device for mixing and applying a substance includes a syringe barrel, a plunger, a shaft, a mixing surface, and a locking device. The syringe barrel is preloaded with one or more components of the substance and is enclosed by a seal. The plunger has a plunger body that is displaceable within the syringe barrel, and a dispensing surface. The shaft within the plunger body has a first end and a second end, and is positioned to extend through and from the plunger body. The mixing surface is attached to the first end of the shaft. The locking device enables the mixing surface to alternate between an extended position and a retracted position. In the extended position, the mixing surface projects from the dispensing surface to promote mixing of the substance. In the retracted position, the mixing surface is retracted through the dispensing surface into the plunger body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Howmedica Osteonics Corporation
    Inventor: Marc Miller Graham
  • Patent number: 8833584
    Abstract: The disclosed aspects relate to a dispensing closure that comprises a utensil retention mechanism. The utensil retention mechanism can comprise at least two outward extending tabs that can be located on a lid portion of the dispensing closure. The at least two outward extending tabs can be positioned on the lid portion such that a section of a utensil can be securely engaged and retained by the at least two outward extending tabs. The dispensing closure can comprise a stay open mechanism, in an aspect. In another aspect, the dispensing closure can comprise a sift-resistance feature. In a further aspect, the dispensing closure can comprise a flex-lock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Weatherchem Corporation
    Inventor: Brian David Groubert
  • Publication number: 20140242195
    Abstract: An automotive surface treatment system can include an aqueous antimicrobial composition which is formulated for use with automotive surfaces and has a volatile organic content no greater than 0.5% by weight. The aqueous antimicrobial composition includes an antimicrobial agent which is a combination of quaternary ammonium salts, a combination of surfactants which is at least one polyoxyalkylene surfactant, a fragrance, water, and at least one of a glycol solvent, a conditioner, a shine enhancer, a moisturizer, and UV protectant. The system also includes a dispense container which is adapted to retain the antimicrobial composition within the container and instructions attached to the dispenser. The instructions include directions to apply the antimicrobial composition to an automotive surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 13, 2014
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: American Covers, Inc.
    Inventor: Deborah E. Dixon
  • Publication number: 20140197053
    Abstract: A merchandise storage container includes a tool that is used with the merchandise provided in the container. The tool is an integral part of the storage container until the user of the merchandise separates the tool from the container and uses it with the merchandise from the container. In one embodiment, a paperboard-based merchandise storage container having a storage chamber for flexible screen savers includes a squeegee that is integrally formed during the formation of the merchandise storage container. The squeegee is separable from the container after the user accesses the screen savers so that the user has a squeegee ready for the installation of the screen savers on a phone or tablet computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: Wynalda Litho, Inc.
    Inventor: James Robert Denney
  • Patent number: 8757912
    Abstract: An oral care system and method comprising an oral care implement such as a toothbrush having a plurality of tooth engaging elements and a cavity adapted to detachably house a dispenser containing an oral care agent. In one embodiment, the dispenser may be configured as a dispensing pen having an applicator on one end. A user may dismount the dispenser from the toothbrush, apply the agent to the oral surface, and re-mount the dispenser in the toothbrush for storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Eduardo Jimenez, Sharon Kennedy, Robert Moskovich, John Gatzemeyer, Joachim Storz, Raimund Klausegger
  • Publication number: 20140151249
    Abstract: A compound container includes a container body having a side wall and a bottom wall; an interior space defined by the side wall and the end wall; an opening defined by an upper edge of the side wall; and an elongated hand support member having a first attachment section and a second attachment section for attaching the hand support member to a bottom surface of the bottom wall. The hand support member is positioned generally parallel to the opening defined by the upper edge of the side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: WARNER MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventors: Thomas M. GRIMM, David HENKE
  • Publication number: 20140144795
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for chemically embossing and debossing fabric. A composition comprising polyvinyl alcohol is applied to fabric in the shape of a design, and the fabric is dried. Upon the fabric drying, the surface of the fabric is embossed and/or debossed in the shape of the design. In particular embodiments, the composition comprises polyvinyl alcohol that is at least about 90% hydrolyzed. A kit for embossing and/or debossing fabric includes a composition comprising polyvinyl alcohol inside of a container, and one or more applicators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventors: Cheryl Krieger, Veronica A. Pinto
  • Publication number: 20140147518
    Abstract: The invention provides a solution in water comprising the following components at the following concentrations: (a) N×(70 to 130) g/L polyethylene glycol (PEG) having an average molecular weight of 2500 to 4500; (b) N×(1.6 to 4.0) g/L sodium chloride; (c) N×(0.2 to 0.6) g/L potassium chloride; (d) N×(0.6 to 2.2) g/L sodium bicarbonate; (e) N×an amount of preservative; (f) optionally N×an amount of flavouring; and (g) optionally N×an amount of sweetener where N is in the range of 2 to 8. The solution is a concentrate for dilution. In use it is diluted N-fold with water to provide a solution for administration to a subject for the treatment of constipation or faecal impaction. Also provided are solutions, kits, unit doses and methods that comprise or use the solutions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: NORGINE BV
    Inventors: Chris Seldon, Dawn Padfield, Frances Morrissey
  • Patent number: 8668000
    Abstract: An improved geode breaking method, system, and apparatus are disclosed. A geode can be broken or cut into at least two pieces, or grooved with a circumferential groove. The geode pieces can be reassembled and connected to each other using a bonding material that supports the joint formed between the reassembled pieces. The bonding layer can denote a joint guideline to assist in aligning a geode breaking tool for re-breaking the geode. A support layer can be added for additional strength, support, and geode crumbling prevention. The reassembled geode can be safely and easily re-broken without crumbling the exterior and interior surface of the geode. The geode's interior crystals or concentric lines can be safely appreciated within a piece or section of a reassembled and re-broken geode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Gem Center U.S.A., Inc
    Inventor: Marcos Lionel Carrillo
  • Patent number: 8662351
    Abstract: A secondary container assembly includes a skirt configured to securely and removably engage the rim of a beverage can. The secondary container includes a secondary compartment holding a secondary liquid. A primary flow channel extends through the secondary container to provide a fluid flow path from the open beverage can to an outlet of the secondary container. A plurality of mixing apertures provide fluid communication ports between the secondary compartment and the primary flow channel, allowing the secondary liquid to mix with beverage from the can in the primary flow channel. A vent tube prevents a vacuum from forming that would otherwise impede flow of the secondary liquid into the primary flow channel. A removable seal covers the outlet and mixing ports. A threaded lid holds the seal in place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Inventor: Fadi Kalaouze