Compartment Patents (Class 215/6)
  • Patent number: 10973373
    Abstract: A single serve beverage cup, including for a cocktail, is disclosed having a base, a bowl, a seal, a top cover and a bottom cover. The single-serve beverage cup includes a cavity for receiving a miniature liquor bottle for making a cocktail. There are disclosed various embodiments of the bottom cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Calderco Holdings Group, LLC
    Inventor: John P. Calderaio
  • Patent number: 10940983
    Abstract: A closure capsule for closing a container, comprising: —a cap (2) to be associated with a container and comprising a frangible mouth (20); —a cutter (3) comprising a cutting edge (30) designed to open said frangible mouth (20); at least the cap (2) and the cutter (3) in combination defining a reservoir (8) for containing a substance to be dropped into the container when the frangible mouth (20) is opened; —a protective covering (4) for the cap (2) and the cutter (3), separate from the cutter (3) and, in turn, comprising: i) a lateral wall (40) that encloses a zone (402) for at least partially housing the cutter (3); ii) a base (41) from which said lateral wall (40) extends; —transmitting means (5) for transmitting an opening torque, from the covering to the cutter, for opening the frangible mouth (20), said transmitting means (5) comprising a first and a second portion (51, 52) incorporated in the covering (4) and in the cutter (3), respectively; said first portion (51) being incorporated in the base (41).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: BORMIOLI PHARMA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Valerio Paganuzzi
  • Patent number: 10843850
    Abstract: A container can include a container body, a container top, a closure, and a closure seal. The container top can be connected to the container body. The container top includes a first opening and a second opening. The closure is selectively connected to the container top to control access to the first opening and the second opening. The closure seal is positioned between the closure and the container top. The closure seal comprises a first sealing surface and a second sealing surface. The first sealing surface is sized and configured to at least partially seal the first opening when the closure is connected to the container top. The second sealing surface is sized and configured to at least partially seal the second opening when the closure is connected to the container top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Runway Blue, LLC
    Inventors: Joseph O. Jacobsen, Timothy Tyler Bond, Daniel Kendall Harden
  • Patent number: 10829271
    Abstract: A replaceable jar package includes a push-to-release button, an inner jar sized to fit within the outer jar, the outer jar having a threaded opening at its top and having an opening at its bottom, and having a pair stubs for holding the push-to-release button within the opening at the bottom of the outer jar. The outer jar cooperates with the inner jar to form a snap feature. The inner jar is secured to the outer jar when the snap feature is engaged. The inner jar can be removed from the outer jar when the snap feature becomes disengaged. The snap feature is disengaged by the push-to-release button moving in a direction from the bottom of the outer jar toward a top of the outer jar such that the push-to-release button moves the inner jar relative to the outer jar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: APC Packaging, LLC.
    Inventor: Robert John Bulla
  • Patent number: 10800590
    Abstract: An arrangement for the rapid preparation of various products that can be encapsulated includes: a capsule (10) which contains a concentrated dose or an exact measurement of a given product to be diluted (a) and a container (20) for receiving an amount of a given dilution product (b). The capsule (10) is a disposable element having an outlet (11) provided with detachable closure elements (12). The container (20) having a lower opening (21) with a reciprocal connection device (22) capable of forming a firm airtight bond with the opening (11) of the capsule (10) and an top opening (23) adapted for receiving the dilution product (b) and dispensing the mixture (c) including the metered dose (a) of the dilution product (b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventor: Patricio Dardo Folatelli
  • Patent number: 10793340
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a cartridge for dispensing two-part fluids. In one embodiment, the cartridge comprises a cartridge body having a dispensing end and defining a first fluid reservoir and a second fluid reservoir. The dispensing end defines at least one aperture fluidly connected to the first fluid reservoir. The dispensing end also defines a dispensing conduit fluidly connected to the second fluid reservoir. The cartridge further comprises a nozzle member engageable with the cartridge body to form an outlet and to fluidly connect the at least one aperture to the outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Murdoch
  • Patent number: 10743689
    Abstract: Drinking receptacles and methods related thereto are described. The drinking receptacles include: a first component comprising a first fluid chamber and a hub assembly engaged thereto; and a second component comprising a fluid-flow regulator attached to a cylindrical body, with a second fluid chamber defined therein, such that pins on an outer surface of the first fluid chamber of the first component slidably engage with channels on an inner surface of the fluid-flow regulator of the second component to form a drinking receptacle, and the drinking receptacle may be transformed, by slidably displacing the first component relative to the second component, between a closed configuration, where a flow path is blocked between the first fluid chamber and the second fluid chamber, and an open configuration, where a flow path is open between the first fluid chamber and the second fluid chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Inventor: Ramtin Shahian
  • Patent number: 10661945
    Abstract: A sports bottle is described. The bottle includes a hollow body comprising a housing having a peripheral wall, a cylindrical drink holding chamber inside the peripheral wall; a plurality of mixing chamber in fluid communication with the drink holding chamber, each one of the mixing chambers being hemispherical chambers at opposed ends of the cylindrical drink holding chamber; and an outlet for dispensing drink from the drink holding chamber, the outlet being disposed on an outside of one of the mixing chambers and in fluid communication therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: ShakeSphere Products Limited
    Inventor: Rick Beardsell
  • Patent number: 10583951
    Abstract: A split bottle assembly including a body, a seal, a lower collar, and an upper collar. The body is longitudinally split between a first body portion and a second body portion. The seal is between the first and second body portions. The lower collar and the upper collar are removably fastened to a lower end and an upper end of the body, respectively, thereby biasing the first and second body portions towards one another so that the seal forms a continuous fluid-tight seam therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Sharon J. Farahani
  • Patent number: 10421583
    Abstract: A separable container and related method for delivering predetermined portions of product contained within a container is provided. The container has a sidewall having a plurality of frangible sections disposed at predetermined distances along the height of the sidewall. A plurality of flexible dividers are interspersed with the product in the container, each of the flexible dividers being substantially aligned with a respective frangible section of the sidewall. Sidewall segments are separable from the container to expose a predetermined portion of the product contained therein, and the flexible dividers define a boundary between adjacent predetermined portions of product to facilitate separation of the exposed predetermined product portions from a remainder of product seated within the container sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Zachary Targoff
  • Patent number: 10407214
    Abstract: Multi-compartment containers including multi-compartment cans, canisters, boxes and bags and methods for using the same are disclosed. Multi-compartment containers that provide access to one portion of the contents until depleted while maintaining a seal and thus protecting the freshness or potency, of the contents on another portion allows products to be packaged and sold in a way that maintains freshness and potency longer. Each compartment of the multi-compartment containers can be configured to have either a single-use or re-sealable seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Gerry Gersovitz
  • Patent number: 10398255
    Abstract: A steaming pitcher comprising a flow receiving surface adapted to receive an incoming flow of steam at a substantially oblique angle provides enhanced control of fluid flow inside the steaming pitcher to enhance mixing and heating of the fluid by the incoming steam. The steaming pitcher may also comprise flow directing and launching surfaces to assist in control of fluid flow patterns. A flow control kit with a flow receiving surface may be installed in an existing flat-bottom steaming pitcher to provide aspects of fluid flow control. The flow receiving, flow directing and launching surfaces of the steaming pitcher may be substantially smooth, faceted, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Espro Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Constantine, Christopher R. McLean
  • Patent number: 10384831
    Abstract: A container assembly including a primary container and a secondary container removably attached to the primary container. The primary container includes a top, a bottom and a side. The side includes a recess in which the secondary container is located when attached to the primary container. The recess is defined by two side walls extending laterally from a rear wall of the recess toward an outer surface of the side wall. The secondary container includes a top, a bottom and a side. The secondary container is attached to the primary container through a set of securing attachments, each including a protrusion and mating indentation. At least one of the walls of the primary container and the side of the secondary container includes the set of protrusions, and the other of the walls of the primary container and the side of the secondary container includes the set of mating indentations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Venus Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Van Vlahakis, Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, Jenna Arkin, Aaron Miller, Liz Barrett, Jason Rowe, Scott Fisher
  • Patent number: 10377542
    Abstract: The present invention is a heat-resistant receptacle cap comprising: an inner cap 100 having an insertion pipe 120 configured to be fitted onto an inlet of a receptacle with a locking hook, a discharge gate 140 connected to the insertion pipe 120 with a small-diameter pipe 145 and formed so that contents in the receptacle is discharged at the small-diameter pipe 145, and a container 200 which is installed at the bottom of the small-diameter pipe 145 and has an open upper part to hold additives therein; a heat-resistant sealing plate 220 configured to heat-seal the insertion pipe 120 and upper wall of the container 200; a sealing plate holder 300 which is provided with a fitting ring 310 that fits the sealing plate 220 to a corresponding part for coupling the heat-resistant sealing plate 220, and which is fitted at an upper end of an inner side wall of an outer cap 400; and the outer cap 400 having a sealing plate holder fixing step 420 which is formed on a side wall 401 and configured to separate the seal
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignees: KJ TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., JCTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Jae Lee, Ji Sun Lee, Ho Jae Lee
  • Patent number: 10369078
    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: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
    Inventors: Rahul Bhargava, Bhupesh Kumar Mittal
  • Patent number: 10327573
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein includes apparatus's and methods for storing and mixing materials such as powders and liquids. The mixing apparatus can comprise an impeller portion configured to rotate downward or upward within the main cup, wherein a movement of the impeller portion downward or upward is capable of mixing the contained set of substances, wherein the impeller portion comprises a set of propeller blades, and wherein the impeller portion is connected to a helical shaft portion comprising a first helical strand and a second helical strand wound uniformly in a parallel spiral configuration. The impeller portion facilitates a distributed mixing of the substances and the propeller blades are capable of removing deposits of the substance around the base of a main cup of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Titan Mixer Bottle, LLC
    Inventors: Adan Ali, Lonie Smith, Fred Bowman, Gered Bowman, Mohamed Rage
  • Patent number: 10285908
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dual-chamber pack for a multi-dose oral liquid pharmaceutical composition wherein the compositions of the first and second chambers are mixed at the time of first administration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    Inventors: Bhupesh Kumar Mittal, Neha Pardal
  • Patent number: 10258583
    Abstract: The present invention relates to extended release liquid compositions of guanfacine. The extended release liquid compositions of the present invention are bioequivalent to marketed extended release tablet compositions of guanfacine. Said extended release liquid compositions provide substantially similar in-vitro dissolution release profile upon storage for at least seven days. Further, the extended release liquid compositions are stable. The extended release liquid compositions are in the form of ready-to-use liquid compositions or reconstituted liquid compositions. It also relates to processes for the preparation of said extended release liquid compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
    Inventors: Romi Barat Singh, Kalaiselvan Ramaraju, Balaram Mondal, Ashish Kumar, Suchitra Kaushik
  • Patent number: 10188966
    Abstract: The present invention comprises an impurities or materials trapping apparatus for separating or trapping a selected or unwanted materials such as sediment in a pourable material having sediment therein. The apparatus comprises a body having side walls between a first end and second end defining at least a recessed inner space 42, 104, 204, 286 there between for a pourable material. The apparatus includes at least one raised portion 50, 51, 55, 56, 206, 208 having a highest point, angled walls 26 connected to the side walls 7, 40 202, 220, 282 and at least one drainage aperture 16, 110, 210 located within the side walls 7, 40, 202, 220 282 or angled walls 26, 103, 203, 284. The raised portion is located at one end of the inner space and the angled walls 26 are located at a spaced distance from the raised portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Hay-ping Siu
  • Patent number: 10172486
    Abstract: A multi-chamber shot container including a hand-held body that defines a first aperture disposed at an upper end of the hand-held body, a second aperture, and an upper fluid aperture disposed at the upper end of the hand-held body, wherein the first aperture and the upper fluid aperture are disposed at the upper end of the hand-held body. The shot container also includes an inner container member with an inner surface and a bottom surface enclosing and defining a first cavity spanning from the bottom surface of the inner container member to the upper fluid aperture and an outer container member with an inner surface and a bottom surface enclosing and defining, with an outer surface of the inner container member, a second cavity liquidly segregated from the first cavity, wherein the first and second apertures are in sole fluid communication with the second cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Double Take Containers, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley Joseph Ferraro, Thomas Chadwick Colestock, Christian Paul Bhim
  • Patent number: 10159829
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and articles for providing an antimicrobial composition to the proximal elements of a trans-dermal catheter and into the lumen of the transdermal catheter are disclosed. In an embodiment, an antimicrobial composition on surface a cap element transfers antimicrobial to the proximal end of the transdermal catheter. The system comprises an elongate member configured for insertion into a lumen of a catheter, the elongate member containing an antimicrobial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Pursuit Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Ziebol, Keith J. Modert, Matthew Case Ziebol
  • Patent number: 10104994
    Abstract: The subject matter described herein includes apparatus's and methods for storing and mixing materials such as powders and liquids. The mixing apparatus can comprise an impeller portion configured to rotate downward or upward within the main cup, wherein a movement of the impeller portion downward or upward is capable of mixing the contained set of substances, wherein the impeller portion comprises a set of propeller blades, and wherein the impeller portion is connected to a helical shaft portion comprising a first helical strand and a second helical strand wound uniformly in a parallel spiral configuration. The impeller portion facilitates a distributed mixing of the substances and the propeller blades are capable of removing deposits of the substance around the base of a main cup of the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Titan Mixer Bottle, LLC
    Inventors: Mohamed Rage, Gered Bowman, Fredrick Bowman, Lonie Smith, Adan Ali
  • Patent number: 9986872
    Abstract: The invention provides a mixing container comprising: a liquid holding vessel having first and second chambers each for holding a different liquid; a mixing unit having a first valve and a second adjustable valve, the second adjustable valve having an opening that can be partially closed to permit a pre-determined portion of liquid from each chamber to be dispensed when pouring from the mixing container; and the second valve including a series of teeth around the periphery thereof for engaging an adjustment wheel in the mixing unit to open or close the opening in the second adjustable valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventors: Nimrod Jonathan Shalvi, Ron Starinsky, Ziv Hayat
  • Patent number: 9962345
    Abstract: The present invention relates to oral liquid compositions of guanfacine. The liquid compositions can be immediate release or extended release compositions. The compositions comprise guanfacine in a concentration from about 0.1 mg/mL to about 12.0 mg/mL of the composition. The liquid compositions can be in the form of ready-to use liquid compositions or reconstituted liquid compositions. It further relates to processes for the preparation of said oral liquid compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
    Inventors: Romi Barat Singh, Kalaiselvan Ramaraju, Balaram Mondal, Ashish Kumar, Suchitra Kaushik
  • Patent number: 9962336
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for preparing a stable extended release suspension composition comprising multiple coated cores of an active ingredient by using a suspension base, wherein the suspension base ensures substantially similar in-vitro dissolution release profile of the active ingredient upon storage of the suspension compositions for at least seven days.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
    Inventors: Romi Barat Singh, Ashish Kumar, Rajesh Srikrishan Shear, Satish Kumar Jain, Paras P. Jain
  • Patent number: 9907318
    Abstract: Cooling assemblies having a sealable cooling chamber formed as the interior volume of a curved or spherical outer container and a sealable inner canister are disclosed. The outer container may be provided as a multi-layer container having an external elastomeric shell. The external elastomeric shell may have an inner framework including a plurality of longitudinal ribs and a reinforcing wall. A movable flap adjustable between a projecting condition in which the flap extends from the exterior surface of the outer container and a closed position in which the flap doesn't project may be provided for supporting the cooling assembly in a stationary condition and the flap may be used as a handle for opening a lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Industrial Revolution, Inc.
    Inventors: Graeme Esarey, Lee Rawls
  • Patent number: 9896227
    Abstract: A combination container for a consumer product consisting of a body providing a primary compartment for containing a primary product, the body having a sidewall, a secondary compartment forming a cavity recessed into the body, one or more secondary products pre-packaged in a secondary product package being located within the cavity of the secondary compartment and a label over the secondary product package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventor: Nader Nowzari
  • Patent number: 9776765
    Abstract: A medication dispensing system includes a fluid and a plurality of pills. A bottle is provided and the fluid is contained within the bottle. The bottle has an outer wall and an inner wall. The inner wall defines a plurality of compartments with respect to the outer wall. Each of the compartments is fluidly discrete from an interior of the bottle. Each of the pills is removably positioned within an associated one of the compartments and each of the pills may be selectively consumed in conjunction with the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Inventors: Carlisle Stephens, Mary Stephens
  • Patent number: 9637272
    Abstract: A container (10) for dispensing a liquid beverage concentrate is provided. The liquid beverage concentrate is formed of a first beverage component, disposed in a body (12), and a second beverage component, disposed within a cartridge (30) at least partially within the body, that are initially isolated. The first and second beverage components can be combined to form the liquid beverage concentrate by moving the cartridge, such as further into the body, to unblock a flow path (36) between the cartridge and the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC
    Inventor: Gary J. Albaum
  • Patent number: 9604747
    Abstract: A compartmented bottle has a primary compartment and at least one secondary compartment. The primary compartment has an exhaust aperture and an inlet aperture, and the secondary compartment has a secondary exhaust aperture. The inlet aperture of the primary compartment and the secondary exhaust aperture of the secondary compartment are fluidically connected by an inter-compartmental conduit, and a selectively actuated inter-compartmental valve is disposed in the conduit. The valve, which could comprise a cylindrical valve, has a closed condition wherein the secondary compartment is sealed and an open condition wherein the secondary compartment is in fluidic communication with the primary compartment. A toroidal collar can bridge an annular channel between the primary and secondary compartments to establish a continuous cylindrical surface. The valve can be operated by a handle disposed at a distal end of an actuation rod that is drivingly engaged with the inter-compartmental valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Paulo Augusto Azevedo Torres
  • Patent number: 9535054
    Abstract: A body fluid testing apparatus, comprising a containing chamber having a first opening on the bottom wall thereof; a plunger chamber having a plunger contacting with the side wall thereof and having a second opening on the bottom wall thereof, wherein the plunger chamber is disposed below the bottom wall of the containing chamber and in communication with the containing chamber through the first opening; and a testing chamber having a testing card designed to contain test strips and perpendicular to the longitudinal axial of the plunger chamber, wherein the testing chamber is disposed next to the side wall of the containing chamber and in communication with the plunger chamber through the second opening. The device according to the present disclosure can carry out the test of the body fluid, even though it has no chamber on the plunger body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: W.H.P.M. BIORESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Chunhua Yuan, Qinghai Xia, John Wan
  • Patent number: 9462913
    Abstract: A liquid storage system. The liquid storage system may include one or more storage tanks including a used oil tank and a virgin oil tank. A first tank may include a storage tank having an upright section and a base section. A volume extends between the upright and base section. An inlet and outlet are coupled to the volume for adding and extracting fluid from the storage tank, respectively. There is at least one shelf coupled to the upright section of the storage tank. A second tank may be situated adjacent the first tank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Griffin Industries LLC
    Inventors: Brian J. Griffin, Martin W. Griffin
  • Patent number: 9457927
    Abstract: A novel container is described having an outer chamber adapted to hold an amount of a first liquid; an inner chamber displaced within the outer chamber, the inner chamber adapted to hold an amount of a second liquid; and a cap having a mouthpiece adapted to allow the first liquid and second liquid to flow therethrough. The cap may be adapted to allow passage of the first liquid, but not the second liquid, when the mouthpiece is in a first position. The cap may also be adapted to allow passage of the second liquid, but not the first liquid, when the mouthpiece is in a second position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: ShotWater, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Kenworthy, Nick Trahan
  • Patent number: 9428303
    Abstract: A bottle that include adaptive measuring equipment. The bottle having a container, a securing device, and a measuring receptacle. The securing device is received and secured by the container, while the measuring receptacle includes a securing mechanism that removably secures to the measuring receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventor: Samuel Foster
  • Patent number: 9427524
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drug delivery device for dispensing of a dose of a medicinal product, comprising: a housing having at least one housing component (100; 200; 300) a cartridge comprising the medicinal product, a dose dispensing mechanism operably engaged with the cartridge for setting and/or dispensing of a predefined dose of the medicinal product, and a display element (102; 202; 302) being movably disposed relative to the at least one housing component (100; 200; 300), wherein the display element (102; 202; 302) and the housing component (100; 200; 300) are mutually moveable for selectively concealing and/or revealing information provided on the display element (102; 202; 302).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Sanofi-Aventis Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Pommereau, Steffen Raab
  • Patent number: 9415897
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container assembly having a first container part (2) with a dispensing opening (8), and a second container part (3) with a dispensing opening (9). Thus, the first container part (2) and the second container part (3) can be connected to one another such that the dispensing opening (8) of the first container part (2) points in a first direction and the dispensing opening (9) of the second Container part (3) points in a second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Inventor: Jean Paul Corbeil
  • Patent number: 9408778
    Abstract: A chambered bottle for separately storing wet and dry ingredients for subsequent mixing is provided. The chambered bottle may include a wet chamber, a dry chamber, a dome-shaped regulator and a drinking spout. The wet chamber and the dry chamber are interconnected by the regulator so as to be positionable in a closed configuration, for storing separated wet and dry contents, and an opened configuration whereby the wet and dry contents are mixable. The regulator provides a protrusion and a similarly shaped aperture. The wet chamber engages the regulator with a similarly dimensioned domed diaphragm providing a depression and a similarly shaped aperture. When the diaphragm and regulator apertures align, then the wet and dry contents of the wet and dry chambers, respectively, are mixed into a desired solution in the opened configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventor: Muneer Al-Hakim
  • Patent number: 9386751
    Abstract: An apparatus, system and method for producing fungi for use in an ecosystem provides a production substrate and a spawn substrate that can be combined on demand to cultivate fungi and fungi byproducts. The substrates go through a systematic process by which they are prepared, positioned in separate sections of the vessel, sanitized, inoculated with a fungi culture, and finally combined at la later time and place demand by cutting the seal. In this manner, the shelf life is extended. The vessel is then placed inside a dispersion container, where the fungi and fungi byproducts disperse towards the ecosystem. The dispersion container comprises a container exhaust for allowing a vessel exhaust to at least partially pass through. The fungi by product directionally releases from the vessel exhaust through a vessel exhaust, such as a mesh or webbed aperture sized to release gases and extraneous liquids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Inventor: Donnie Lee Creekmore
  • Patent number: 9173511
    Abstract: Double-walled decorative articles such as flower vases and candle holders comprise an inner form defining a receptacle and an outer form, spaced apart from the inner form, to create a cavity. A bottom opening in the outer form enables decorative filler materials to be introduced to the cavity such that the decorative materials do not enter into the receptacle, which may contains flowers, water, candles, hot wax or other substances. A removably replaceable plug or cap is used to close off the bottom opening following the introduction of the decorative filler materials. The inner and outer forms may be provided as a unitary item or separate pieces may be joined. The decorative filler materials may be provided in conjunction with the article as part of a kit, in which case the amount of filler material is matched to the volume of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Inventor: Adam Kasha
  • Patent number: 9127247
    Abstract: A Petri dish has members including a receptacle and an additional lid, both having an axisymmetric shape and which are delimited by a bottom wall and at least one peripheral wall, the receptacle and lid bearing complementary lock sections so that when a stack is formed by superposing at least two dishes, borne by a first component of a first dish which can engage with the lock section of the second component of the second dish, thus making them rigidly connected to one another. These lock sections cooperate by relative rotational movement of one dish with respect to the other, the lock sections being borne by the peripheral walls and including protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: AES CHEMUNEX
    Inventors: Stéphane Huet, Jérôme Thepaut, Christophe Gincheleau, Frédéric Simon, Frank Reverdy
  • Patent number: 9085388
    Abstract: Pursuant to some embodiments, a container system includes a container housing having a bottom and a plurality of integrally connected walls, the bottom and walls having an interior face defining an interior holding area of the container housing and an outwardly facing exterior face; and a container cover coupled to the exterior face of at least one of the plurality of walls, the container cover having a bottom wall, pair of opposing sidewalls, and a face panel integrally connected to the bottom wall and sidewalls of the container cover; and an interior surface of the face panel opposite and spaced apart from the exterior face of the at least one of the plurality of walls, the interior surface of the face panel and the exterior face of the at least one of the plurality of walls defining a void therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Inventor: Dean Rosenblum
  • Patent number: 9084468
    Abstract: The present invention is drawn to a device for concurrently holding, displaying and transporting a combination of complementary devices, including one or more portable electronic devices with a water-type beverage bottle or arm holder and the modification of bottles such that on-screen touch operations with the device are readily made even when the device is attached to the body. Another embodiment is a water-type beverage bottle modified to contain internal baffles and attachment mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Inventor: Scott A. Conwell
  • Patent number: 9049912
    Abstract: A portable container for transporting and storing a plurality of perishable items including food and beverage items, having a heat-resistant outer tubular member with double-layered insulation in an adjacent inner tubular member to accommodate a plurality of perishable items and to sustain the prescribed temperature of such food and beverage items and to promote longevity thereof. The portable container optionally includes a plurality of external compartments and has removable endcaps enclosing both ends thereof. Each endcap is conveniently removed from a tubular end and then used as a cup for drinking a plurality of beverage items or used as a dish for eating a plurality of food items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Marsha A. Normand
  • Patent number: 9050242
    Abstract: An infant bottle cap provides a means for storing powdered infant formula which is then installed upon a conventional baby bottle. The device comprises a cap attachment which attaches to the bottle and an internal cavity which separates the nipple from the powdered formula. The cap attachment is hollow, allowing for the storage of formula inside said cap. The top surface of the cap further comprises a hinged and latching lid for filling the cap with powdered formula and pouring the formula into water within the bottle when ready for use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventors: Gillian Mooney, Brian Mooney
  • Patent number: 9049885
    Abstract: A resealable spigot for a coconut that provides easy access by consumers to the sterile coconut water within a coconut includes a valve seat positioned within a coconut aperture and a plunger sleeve positioned within the valve seat. The plunger sleeve has a based positioned membrane that seals the coconut aperture, A plunger-stopper is tethered to the plunger sleeve for shipping and storage and is used by the consumer to pierce the plunger sleeve membrane to gain access to the coconut water. The plunger sleeve is also used to reseal the coconut aperture to preserve any remaining coconut water for future consumption. Further provided is an additional embodiment for a spigot comprising a conduit having a spike-tip on one end and a spout on the other with a through bore therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Paul dePoo
  • Patent number: 9051100
    Abstract: In a bottle cap (10), a bottom cover member (40) is separated from an accommodation portion (22) while an outer peripheral wall (44) of an annular groove is pressed against a lower end surface (39) of an outer cylinder member (30) when a cap portion (26) that is threadedly mounted on the outer cylinder member (30) threadedly advances in an opening direction with respect to the outer cylinder member (30). The lower end surface (39) of the outer cylinder member (30) is inclined downward and outward. A ridge (45) is integrally formed with an upper edge of the outer peripheral wall (44) of the annular groove by the same material as that of the outer peripheral wall (44), where the ridge (45) is pressed against the lower end surface (39) of the outer cylinder member (30) while the cap portion (26) is threadedly mounted on the outer cylinder member (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Fresh Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshihiro Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20150144657
    Abstract: A container assembly having a container, a lid having a spout, and a partition to separate the container into multiple subcompartments. The partition has a flexible edge which is in contact with an inner surface of the lid. When the lid rotates about the container, the flexible edge is biased against the lid and is capable of being deformed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Ruth Hsin-Ju Fang, Thomas E. Birkert, Kim Fung Dick Yiu
  • Patent number: 9033166
    Abstract: A double-chamber vessel for flowable substances having a lateral outer wall with a first chamber enclosed by a first, in particular transparent wall and a second chamber enclosed by a second transparent wall in which the first and second chambers each have an opening which openings end commonly in an opening section of the double-chamber vessel, otherwise they are completely separated from each other, wherein the first chamber is an inner chamber that is enclosed by the second chamber, which is an outer chamber, wherein in planar sections the first wall enclosing the first chamber lies directly against the second wall enclosing the second chamber, at the same time forming the lateral outer wall of the double-chamber vessel, or in the planar sections, the second wall forms the first wall and wherein both chambers have a continuous flow connection to the respective openings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Berner Kunststofftechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Lehmitz, Gunther Fröhlich
  • Patent number: 9016488
    Abstract: A compartmentalized mixing bottle for storing and selectively introducing a soluble mix to a predetermined quantity of fluid is disclosed. Such a compartmentalized mixing bottle preferably includes a primary compartment having a plurality of primary conduits, a secondary compartment having a secondary conduit and spaced apart from the primary compartment. The compartmentalized mixing bottle further includes a mechanism for selectively isolating the primary compartment from the secondary compartment. Such a selectively isolating mechanism is in continuous fluid communication with the secondary conduit and is removably engaged with the primary and secondary compartments respectively. In this manner, bi-directional rotation (clockwise and counter clockwise) of at least a portion of the selectively isolating mechanism, relative to the primary compartment, isolates and fluidly communicates the primary compartment with the secondary compartment, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Travis Peres
  • Patent number: 9004301
    Abstract: A container having an first chamber; a second chamber; an upper seal forming a lower portion of the upper chamber; a lower seal adjacent the upper seal, the lower seal forming an upper portion of the lower chamber; a plurality of upper seal apertures in the upper seal; and a plurality of lower seal apertures in the lower seal, the upper seal apertures and the lower seal apertures rotatable between an open position with the upper and lower seal apertures aligned and a closed position with the upper and lower seal apertures nonaligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Matthew Wahlstrom