With Temperature Responsive Indicator Patents (Class 215/11.2)
  • Patent number: 10345244
    Abstract: A test device is configured for diagnostic testing and includes an optical readable medium, in turn including a pattern of spots of material arranged on a surface of the device. Several patterns may be provided. The patterns accordingly formed may be human and/or machine readable. They may notably encode security information, e.g., indicating whether the device has already been used. The spots may notably be inkjet spotted. In addition, a method is provided for decoding information encoded in a pattern of such a test device. In embodiments, liquid is introduced in the device, which comprises additional spots having a substantially different solubility than spots forming the actual pattern. Thus, the additional spots get solubilized in and flushed by the liquid as the latter wets them, and an initially hidden pattern may be read, which is formed of the remaining spots (not solubilized). Encoding methods are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Emmanuel Delamarche, Onur Goekce, Yuksel Temiz
  • Patent number: 9999573
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a removable, efficiently shock absorbing, protective and heat sensitive, color changing silicone sleeve for baby feeding glass bottles or containers. The sleeve presents an innovative way to insert the baby bottle into the sleeve through the side openings as opposed to the conventional way of fitting the baby bottle through the top of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: James Richard Cross
  • Patent number: 9682331
    Abstract: A distillation key which functions as, or with, a stopper and extends into a distillation chamber with multiple rings extending out there-from is used to catch condensing vapors and prevent condensed vapors from re-condensing at a vacuum port at the bottom of the distillation chamber. The key has one or a plurality of rings which extend outwards from an elongated neck thereof, these rings situated and centered relative to vertical walls of the distillation chamber, in embodiments of the disclosed technology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Inventor: Elliot Kremerman
  • Publication number: 20150122765
    Abstract: An insulated baby bottle having a temperature indicator thereon. The baby bottle has a cylindrical construction with an open lower end and an open upper end. The upper end of the baby bottle is preferably angled. A cap having a nipple thereon can be removably secured to the upper end of the baby bottle to allow a baby to feed therefrom. The lower end includes a removable base thereon so that the baby bottle can be easily cleaned. The base includes a window on the lower surface thereof through which any of various indicia can be displayed. The indicia are positioned on a wheel that is rotatable by a user so that the window can display a desired indicia, such as the word “hot” or “cold” among others. Further, the lower end of the baby bottle may include a temperature display for measuring and displaying the temperature of bottle's contents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Mesha Cannon, Cheron Reid
  • Patent number: 8915387
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments of the present disclosure, a nursing bottle is provided. The bottle includes a body having a hollow interior and defining an upper opening. The bottle further includes a nipple joined to the body and disposed over the upper opening. The bottle also includes a means for generating negative pressure within a portion of the interior of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: University of South Carolina
    Inventors: Arash Kheradvar, Wilfried Karmaus
  • Patent number: 8881920
    Abstract: A nursing bottle for automatically rinsing a baby's teeth by independently dispensing first and second liquids, includes a nursing bottle having a nipple, a rinsing device having a dispensing end and a plurality of dispensing holes adjacent to the dispensing end for retaining the second liquid within the rinsing device while the nursing bottle receives the first liquid, and dispensing the second liquid automatically when the first liquid has been substantially depleted. The second liquid remains retained within the rinsing device when the bottle is at least substantially inverted due to the pressure of the first liquid at the dispensing holes and the vacuum created inside the rinsing device. When the first liquid is depleted sufficiently to expose at least one dispensing hole, the pressure is released, air is introduced into the rinsing device and the second liquid is dispensed through the other dispensing hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Hooshang Bral
  • Publication number: 20140305897
    Abstract: A bottle includes a transparent flexible display, and a body, the body being configured to contain a liquid, the body including a display unit that selectively shows the liquid in the body and displays content, and that is deformable by an external force, and a controller that controls the content to be displayed on the display unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ye-Sol LEE, Su-Yeon YUN
  • Patent number: 8752719
    Abstract: A baby feeding bottle (1) is provided that comprises a wall member (4) having an inner surface (6), a bottom part (2) and an upper part (7). Further a temperature indicator (11) is provided. The inner surface (6) of the wall member (4) defines an internal space (10). The bottle (1) further comprises a thermally conductive element (13) that is thermally connected to the temperature indicator (11) and extends from the bottom part (2) to the upper part (7) of the wall member (4) along at least part of the inner surface (6) thereof. The thermally conductive element (13) has a surface area that is significantly smaller than the surface area of the inner surface (6) of the wall member (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2014
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Carolien Willemijn Geijzendorffer, Johannes Tseard Van Der Kooi, Paulus Cornelis Duineveld
  • Publication number: 20140001142
    Abstract: A nursing bottle includes a bottle, a sealing unit detachably coupled at a top opening of the bottle to seal a nipple thereat, and a temperature indicator extended from the sealing unit into an interior of the bottle, wherein the temperature indicator is suspended and supported the said bottle in abutting relation to an interior wall of a neck portion of a surrounding wall of the bottle for indicating an interior temperature of the bottle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Chris Wu
  • Patent number: 8597329
    Abstract: A dummy teat including a nipple carrier and a hollow dummy nipple projecting from the nipple carrier, which has areas of a smaller wall thickness at least on two opposed longitudinal sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: MAPA GmbH Gummi- und Plastikwerke
    Inventors: Alexander Du Chesne, Guenter Marr, Helmut Tomforde
  • Patent number: 8579131
    Abstract: The invention relates to a teat for feeding bottles, including a receiving head, produced from a dimensionally stable material, and a rubber-elastic suction element. An entry channel leads to the bottle interior and channels lead from there to the outer surface of the receiving head. The suction element, in an initial position, elastically and sealingly rests on at least one section of an outer surface of the receiving head. Milk ducts are located in the contact area between the suction element and the receiving head and communicate with the channels of the receiving head which lead towards the outlet channel in the mouthpiece so that, when a vacuum is produced in the mouthpiece, milk can flow from the feeding bottle through the milk ducts to the outlet channel, the suction element being returnable to its initial position and the flow of milk being interrupted when there is no vacuum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Medela Holding AG
    Inventors: Andy Greter, Rochus Stöckli
  • Publication number: 20130098862
    Abstract: This invention offers a multi-function of intelligence milk bottle design. The technique of it is that a bottle body composed of tooth screw, outer main body, nipple, and bottle body; said tooth screw and outer main body forms a space and the space contains a Intelligence Temperature Controller. This invention of Intelligence Temperature Controller can control the liquid temperature and show the temperature on screen; this milk bottle can also connect with electricity to regulate the heating time and temperature; in addition, this milk bottle can have heating disinfection device to turn on the bottle cover and heat up or cleanse the nipple. In addition, this invention can have health, safety, heat proof, better quality, heat preservation, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 24, 2011
    Publication date: April 25, 2013
    Inventor: Jie-Feng Yi
  • Patent number: 8408408
    Abstract: Nipple assemblies including nipples which attach to a threaded nipple adapter which can be attached to feeding containers with threaded spouts are disclosed. Mounting tools are also disclosed, to aid in attaching the elastic nipples to the adapters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Inventor: Richard H. Dumm
  • Publication number: 20120187066
    Abstract: A bottle includes at least one internal compartment delimited with a bottle casing. The bottle body has at least one filling and/or outlet hole, arranged parallel to the bottle's longitudinal axis, fitted with at least one removable cap. The internal part of the bottle is fitted with at least one heating device connected to a thermal source and/or one partition dividing the internal space of the bottle to at least two mutually separated compartments connected to the filling and/or outlet hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 26, 2012
    Applicant: HOT BABY S.R.O.
    Inventor: Arnost Redl
  • Patent number: 8215504
    Abstract: A bottle teat of an elastic material includes a hollow suction nipple and a circumferential mounting edge for fixation to the bottle opening of a drinking bottle. A hollow transition zone is disposed between the mounting edge and suction nipple as well as at least one drinking slot oriented in the longitudinal direction of the suction nipple and extending from the outside up to the inside of the suction nipple in an outwardly bulged external end region of the suction nipple. The bottle teat further includes at least one ventilation valve with a valve slot which is extended from the outer wall of the transition zone up to the inner wall of the transition zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: MAPA GmbH Gummi— und Plastikwerke
    Inventors: Gunter Marr, Eckard Itzek, Elke Ladiges, Heinz Lischinsky
  • Publication number: 20120085724
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to insulated reusable mugs, bottles, food containers, and beverage containers. The present invention teaches a self-heating, sealed beverage container insulated with a supersaturated solution and an activator actuated by a button mechanism on the beverage container; which, when depressed, triggers an exothermic crystallization process that heats a beverage contained within the beverage container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Publication date: April 12, 2012
    Inventor: Jeremy George Barker
  • Publication number: 20120018398
    Abstract: A baby feeding bottle (1) is provided that comprises a wall member (4) having an inner surface (6), a bottom part (2) and an upper part (7). Further a temperature indicator (11) is provided. The inner surface (6) of the wall member (4) defines an internal space (10). The bottle (1) further comprises a thermally conductive element (13) that is thermally connected to the temperature indicator (11) and extends from the bottom part (2) to the upper part (7) of the wall member (4) along at least part of the inner surface (6) thereof. The thermally conductive element (13) has a surface area that is significantly smaller than the surface area of the inner surface (6) of the wall member (4).
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Publication date: January 26, 2012
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventors: Carolien Willemijn Geijzendorffer, Johannes Tseard Van Der Kooi, Paulus Cornelis Duineveld
  • Patent number: 7938281
    Abstract: A leakproof bottle for feeding a child includes a first external thread around a bottle opening, and a lower closure ring having a first internal thread, which is screwed onto the first external thread and has at least one first throughflow hole. An upper closure ring has a second external thread on which the lower closure ring sits in a sealing manner and which has at least one second throughflow hole which, by rotation of the upper closure ring relative to the lower closure ring, can be brought into coinciding and non-coinciding positions relative to the first throughflow hole. Locking elements can rotate the lower closure ring and upper closure ring relative to each other and releasable lock them, with a drinking teat and a screw ring having a second internal thread, which is screwed onto the second external thread of the upper closure ring, releasably securing a lower edge region of the drinking teat to upper closure ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: MAPA GmbH Gummi- und Plastikwerke
    Inventors: Günter Horntrich, Eckhard Itzek
  • Patent number: 7909187
    Abstract: A baby bottle has elongated threads at an upper portion designed to render the bottle compatible with a sub-system with the ability to reduce the incidences of bubbling within the baby formula. The bottle also includes a chamber in its bottom portion, sized and configured to removably receive a pacifier. In a further aspect, the chamber may be enclosed by a dummy cap. Alternatively, the chamber may be closed by a device comprising a combined program player and vibration source. A sleeve made of an elastic material can be stretched over the baby bottle to serve as an insulating cover. The sleeve may also include a pocket to contain the music and vibratory playing device. A heat sensor may be incorporated into the baby bottle so that the user may see a visual display of the temperature before providing the bottle to a baby.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Inventor: Lonzell Montgomery
  • Publication number: 20090184081
    Abstract: A feeding bottle includes a body, a temperature sensing and measuring plate on a lateral wall portion of the body, and a plate-shaped warning device covered by the temperature sensing and measuring plate; the temperature sensing and measuring plate can change colors with temperature to indicate the temperature for the users such as the parents, nursing persons, and diners; the warning device can give a certain kind of sound effect according to the temperature so that the parents/nursing persons can easily make sure that the food contents of the feeding bottle isn't too hot before they feed little children/persons with disabilities; little children, the elderly, and persons with visual disabilities also can be directly warned by the warning sound effects given by the warning device if the temperature is too high.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Publication date: July 23, 2009
    Inventors: Ming-Jung Wu, Jian-Hong Chen
  • Publication number: 20090120895
    Abstract: The present invention includes a baby bottle liner constructed and arranged to fit into a cavity of a baby bottle. The baby bottle liner includes a continuous, profiled, elongated reclosable fastener. The continuous, profiled, elongated reclosable fastener has a first continuous elongated profile strip and a second continuous elongated profile strip. The first continuous elongated profile strip and the second continuous elongated profile strip are dimensioned to provide an airtight and/or watertight seal upon interconnection thereof. The baby bottle liner further comprises an airtight and watertight side seal at each end of the reclosable fastener. Each side seal connects an end of the reclosable fastener to an inside surface of a front wall and an inside surface of a back wall of the liner. The invention also provides a baby bottle with a baby bottle liner and a kit for infant nursing that has a plurality of baby bottle liners.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2008
    Publication date: May 14, 2009
    Applicant: COM-PAC INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventor: Gregory S. Sprehe
  • Publication number: 20090108009
    Abstract: The invention relates to silicone baby products such as bottles, feeding bottles, bottle holders, and pacifiers. The silicone baby products may optionally comprise a temperature indicator.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2008
    Publication date: April 30, 2009
    Applicant: SAR Holdings International Limited
    Inventor: Hin Shing YEUNG
  • Publication number: 20080197097
    Abstract: A baby bottle has features facilitating its use with a number of different types of baby bottle accessories including a liner system insertable within a baby bottle to ensure sterility of baby formula placed in it. The bottle also has elongated threads at an upper portion designed to render the bottle compatible with a sub-system with the ability to reduce the incidences of bubbling within the baby formula. The bottle also includes a chamber in its bottom portion, sized and configured to removably receive a pacifier. In a further aspect, the chamber may be enclosed by a dummy cap. Alternatively, the chamber may be closed by a device comprising a combined program player and vibration source. The program player includes a port allowing music or other programs to be downloaded into a memory included in the device so that desired music may be re-played as desired. A sleeve made of an elastic material can be stretched over the baby bottle to serve as an insulating cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Publication date: August 21, 2008
    Inventor: Lonzell Montgomery
  • Patent number: 6739749
    Abstract: A thermometric nursing bottle includes a body having a chamber defined for containing liquid. An opening is defined in the bottom of the body and a loop is attached to the bottom of the body and having a threaded section formed on a periphery of the loop. A seal is made of resilient material and mounted within the opening and has a seam defined in the seal. The seam is closed due to an elasticity of the seal. A thermometric device has a skirt upwardly extending form the thermometric device and having a threaded inner periphery such that the thermometric device can be screwed onto the threaded section of the loop. A thermometric sensor upwardly extends from the thermometric device and extends through the seal via the seam into the chamber for sensing a temperature of the liquid in the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2004
    Inventor: Ming Tun Hsiao
  • Patent number: 6581542
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for verifying the state, especially the state of health, of mammals, especially agricultural working animals, which suckle from a teat. Run-out sensors for determining values, such as resistivity measurements, temperature values of the animal and/or the foodstuff, pH determination, gas measurements from the pharynx and stomach, are allocated to the teat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Inventor: Martin Forster
  • Patent number: 6579006
    Abstract: A thermochromic device for use relative to a product container for providing a thermochromic indication of a temperature of a volume of product that is retained within an open inner volume of the container comprising a first image display and a second image display. The second image display and, possibly, the first image display could incorporate a layer of thermochromic material with an active temperature range. The active temperature range for the second image display could be above or below room temperature. The first image display can be thermochromic or non-thermochromic, and a thermochromic third image display could be provided. Where first, second, and third image displays are included, the second and third image displays could have active temperature ranges that are both above, both below, or to each side of room temperature. The image displays could be coupled to a side wall or to an upper surface of a product container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 17, 2003
    Inventor: Blake Pariseau
  • Patent number: 6513379
    Abstract: An infant drinking cup is described. The infant drinking cup is a first color when at room temperature. When the cup is filled with a cold beverage, the portion of the cup below the fill line changes to a second color. When handled by an infant, those areas below the fill line in contact with the infant's warm hands change color back to the first color. The process is fully reversible, such that the infant drinking cup can change from the cold color to the warm color, and vice versa, repeatedly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2003
    Assignee: Gerber Products Company
    Inventors: Brenda J. Meyers, Bill Hudson
  • Patent number: 6378906
    Abstract: A system, container, and a label for monitoring the use of a container. The label is ideally inserted into the wall of the container. The label preferably includes an indicating ink that incrementally changes color or changes shade when certain external energy sources are applied. The labeled container can be used in a system of monitoring, characterizing, and recording information and traits regarding containers wherein the incremental changes in the indicating ink are measured. The information, such as counting cycles of container use, is preferably machine-readable, as well as human-readable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2002
    Assignee: Morgan Adhesives Company
    Inventor: Thomas J. Pennaz
  • Publication number: 20020030030
    Abstract: A container for liquid, and in particular a baby's feeding bottle, comprises a bounding wall (2) defining a hollow interior to the container, part (6) of said bounding wall (2) consisting of a material which undergoes a change in color when the temperature thereof reaches a predetermined value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 1999
    Publication date: March 14, 2002
    Inventor: ARNOLD EDWARD REES
  • Patent number: 6264049
    Abstract: A nursing bottle for handling liquid foods and for feeding infants having a main side wall formed as a hollow shell with an attached elongated hollow appendix compartment propagated into the inner chamber of the bottle. The hollow appendix compartment contains a device for temperature sensing which allows to determine the temperature of liquid foods inside the bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Inventor: Mark Y. Shteynberg
  • Patent number: 6178090
    Abstract: A lotion bottle fixing base unit, comprising a base, a fixing unit, an IC circuit set and a silicone rubber washer. The base and fixing unit are extrusion formed plastics. The IC circuit set is installed in the round groove on the base. The silicone rubber washer is installed at an appropriate location on the base. The covering groove at the lower part of the fixing unit serves to cover the entire base. The bottle fixing groove on the upper part of the fixing unit serves to accommodate a lotion bottle or similar bottle or container. A daily-use bottle can be fixed by the user to the base, so that when the user presses on the lotion bottle on the fixing unit, the fixing unit will activate the flexible switch, and the base will produce music to entertain the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2000
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2001
    Inventor: Wen Ping Cheng